Name: Nicholas de Chaunceaux
Residence: Upton, Northamptonshire
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Change Date: 1 MAY 2008
I have assumed that Ellen?s father Nicholas is the one mentioned here:
Bridges tells us that Nobottle Grove hundred was always possessed by the lords of the manor of Upton. Nicholas de Cancellis or De Chaunceaux, on being summoned by an action in the King's Bench, to shew cause why he claimed the hundred of Newbottle grove then in his possession produced Letters Patent of Edward I, dated the 29th year of that reign  to support his right, and by which it appeared that the said hundred through the forfeiture of Hugh de Chanceaux had been seiged into the hands of the Crown, and granted to his father Thomas de Chaunceux, son of the said Hugh, to be held of the King and his heirs by serjeanty of finding a servant to execute the sheriffs writs within the hundred in behalf of the King, and rendering to the sheriff 13s. 4d. yearly for the profits. The hundred descended
uninterruptedly with the manor of Upton, through the Knightly and Samwell families to its present proprietors.
The family came from Chanceaux, in Touraine, and settled in Devonshire from the time of the Conquest. "In 1086 Milton, with Lideton, Devon, belonged to Tavistock Abbey. Goisfrid then held them, from whom descended Reginald de Lideton, who 1165 held two fees of Tavistock (Liber Niger). It appears that the Lidetons and Chanceaux, who were Lords of Lideton, were the same. Geoffrey, Giles, and John de Cancellis or Chanceaux are mentioned, of whom the last named surrendered Lideton to Edward I. (Pole's Devon.).? (The Norman People)
It was at that period they removed from the county, and we next find them in Sussex, where Emeric de Chanceux or de Cancellis served as Sheriff, 7 & 8 Ed. I.; and in the following century in Northamptonshire, when Robert de Chanceaux acquired Upton in right of his wife Margaret, the widow of Robert Bellew. They continued there for three descents, and their heiress married Richard Knightley.(Baker's Northants)
Nicholas de Chanceus in 1316 had been certified Lord of the Hundred of Nobottle-Grove, in that county, in addition to the township of Upton.
Father: Thomas de Chaunceaux
- Ellen de Chaunceaux
- Type: Book
Periodical: History, gazetteer, and directory of Northamptonshire; comprising a general ...
Author: Whellan Francis and co
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Roll of Battle Abbey with some account of Norman Lineages
Publication: John Murray, London
URL: Medieval Mosaic http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll1/toc.html