Name: Simon De Whitacre 1
Residence: Nether Whitacre, Meriden, Warwickshire
Change Date: 26 MAR 2006
The first Simon de Whitacre is said to have been succeeded by Alan and he by Simon, who took his surname from Barcheston (fn. 19) in Kineton Hundred.
Jordan de Witacre would appear to have held Whitacre in 1203, (fn. 20) however, and in 1221 Over Whitacre was distinguished as Jordan's Whitacre.
1224 Simon de Barcheston enfeoffed Simon son of Jordan in ? fee in Whitacre, to be held of himself and his heirs. (fn. 22) In 1238 it was agreed that Simon and his heirs should do suit and service of ? fee at Tamworth Castle on behalf of Simon de Barcheston and his heirs. (fn. 23) Meanwhile, Simon de Witacre had been holding 1/10; fee in Whitacre of the Earl of Warwick in 1235 (fn. 24) and 1242, (fn. 25) and the two holdings were evidently united by 1256, when a Simon de Whitacre received a grant of free warren in his demesne lands in the manor of Whitacre, and also in the manors of Elmdon and Freasley, (fn. 26) which fees had always been connected respectively with the Warwick (fn. 27) and Marmion (fn. 28) portions of Whitacre.
Richard de Whitacre had succeeded by 1276 (fn. 29) and it was presumably this same Richard who was living in 1291 (fn. 30) and 1295 (fn. 31) and on whom and his heir Richard in 1310 the manor, with Elmdon and Freasley, was settled by Edmund de Whitacre, apparently his elder brother. (fn. 32) It was evidently the son Richard who was described in 1316 as lord of Whitacre with members.
A Richard son of Simon of Whitacre is mentioned in 1348 (fn. 34) and the late Richard or the heirs of Richard de Whitacre are associated with portions of the manor held of the different overlords in 1388 (fn. 35) and 1428. (fn. 36)
The last Richard de Whitacre left two daughters, Joan and Katherine; Joan married Alan Waldeif of Alspath.[Meriden alias Alspath.]
[Seems to be some typos in the above transcription?]
- Richard De Whitacre
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Warwickshire