Name: Euphemia 1
Change Date: 11 SEP 2006
Helewise de Levinton, only child of Ralf and Ada de Levinton, married Eustace de Balliol
Helewise died childless in 1272, in the twenty-fourth year of her age, and the Levinton estates passed to co-heiresses.
The heirs of this great property were found on inquisition to be the six aunts of Helewise de Balliol, sisters of Sir Richard de Levinton. The jurors, among whom were Sir William de Boyvill and Roger de Levinton, returned an exhaustive survey of all the deceased lady's lands, including the manors of Levington and Skelton, together with lands and rents in Kirkandrews, Glassanby, Gamelsby, Staffal, Aikton, Burgh-by-Sands, Bewcastle, Kirkoswald and Lazonby. The Lady Helewise was found to hold two parts of Levington, Skelton and Kirkandrews in barony, making suit to the county of Cumberland.
The partition of these estates is of the greatest interest in the territorial history of the county. The moieties in Aikton, Burgh-by-sands, Kirkoswald, Lazonby and Hoff, which were the Morvill lands brought into the family by the marriage of Ada de Morvill with Ralf de Levinton, were awarded to Thomas, son of Thomas de Multon of Gillesland, as the next heir, but the barony of Levinton, or Kirklinton, as it was afterwards called, passed to the six daughters of Adam son of Adam son of Richer, sisters of Sir Richard de Levinton, Helewise's uncle. From the inquisition of 12721 we learn that these sister co-heiresses were Eupheme de Kirkbride, Isabel de Twynham, Agnes de Corry, Margory de Hampton, Juliane de Carrick and Eve de Suthayk, all of whom were living in Scotland except Robert son and heir of Margory de Hampton, who was of full age, and Richard, the heir of Eupheme de Kirkbride, in the county of Cumberland, a minor. The division of the Levington lands was made m six equal portions: Robert de Hampton received the capital messuage of Skelton and other details ; Patrick and Roland de Carrick, details; Walter de Twynham, who appointed Eudes de Beauchamp to receive his share, land in Unthank, Staffold, Bewcastle and Skelton ; Richard son of Richard de Kirkbride, a minor, the manor of Levington, with other lands
1274 Oct Part of the heritage of Helewisia de Levington part 3 this part falling to Walter de Twynham (consisting of lands in Unthant, Staffold, Bothecastre and Skeleton in detail but not summoned up.) Part 4 the part falling to Richard de Kirkbride who is under age (consisting of manor of Levington with garden and other lands).
Father: Adam de Levinton
Richard de Kirkbride
- Richard de Kirkbride
- Text: Richard Hodgson research notes.