Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
Note: Sir William Deincourt of Blankney, co. Lincoln, 2nd Lord Deincourt, d. 2June 1364. [Magna Charta Sureties]
2nd Lord (Baron) Deincourt (b. c 1301; d. 2 June 1364). [Burke's Peerage]
BARONY OF DEINCOURT
II. 2. WILLIAM [DEINCOURT), LORD DEINCOURT, grandson and heir, being 2ndbut 1st surviving son of John DEINCOURT, who was son and heir apparent ofthe last Lord, but died v.p. The King took his homage and he had liveryof his grandfather's lands, 7 February 1326/7, being then aged 26 andmore. He did homage and fealty to the Archbishop of York for his lands inBurnby, 11 February 1326/7. On 20 February 1327/8, after the death ofJoan, wife ot Hamon de Mascy, he obtained possession of the messuage,&C., in Elmton, as the right heir of Edmund Deincourt, his grandfather.He was summoned for Military Service against the Scots from 5 April 1327to 23 December 1355 to Councils from 24 August 1336 to 20 June 1358 andto Parliament from 20 July 1332 to 1 June 1363, by writs directedWillelmo de Eyncourt, Deyncourt, or Dayncourt. Appointed a justice incos. Notts and Derby, to hear and determine the oppressions committed bythe King's ministers and others, 10 December 1340: he was then abanneret. A commander at the battle of Neville's Cross, 17 October 1346,being one of those who were thanked, 20 October following, for theirservices. On 14 May 1347 he was summoned to join the King before Calais.He was the principal warder of the King of France when that monarch was aprisoner in England, 29 July 1359 to 4 May 1360, at Somerton Castle, co.Lincoln and afterwards at Berkhamstead Castle the King being removed tothe latter place in March 1359/60, by order of the Council, there being ascare of a French invasion.
He married, before 26 March 1326, Milicent, 1st daughter of Sir WilliamLA ZOUCHE, of Harringworth, Northants [LORD ZOUCHE], by Maud, daughter ofSir John LOVEL, of Titchmarsh, Northants, and Minster Lovell, Oxon [LORDLOVEL]. He died 2 June 1364. His widow's dower was ordered to beassigned, 5 July 1364. She died 22 June 1379. [Complete PeerageIV:120-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
William, 9th Lord d'Eyncourt, s. his grandfather when twenty-six years ofage, both as heir by descent as well as by virtue of the licensed entail.He was an eminent warrior and active servant of King Edward III throughthe glorious period of his reign, participating in the immortalachievement of that era in France and Scotland, and on 17 October, 1346,he was one of the commanders in the famous battle of Neville's Cross,near Durham. He is particularly mentioned as an object of the king'sgratitude in his letter of thanks dated 20 October, written on theoccasion of that celebrated victory when David, King of Scotland, wastaken prisoner. King Edward being then before Calais, his queen,Philippa, is stated by some writers to have been present at the battle.At any rate, it is clear she was in the field prior to its commencement,when she rode in front of the army on a white courser and, in the wordsof the historian, "sweetly exhorted them." She was attended by Lordd'Eyncourt at the head of her guard, a post of honour and responsibility,which shows that he was deemed one of the first gentlemen of his day.This is further evidenced by the circumstance that John, King of France,taken prisoner at the battle of Poictiers -- who, during his captivity inEngland, was treated with that respectful and generous which shed alustre over those times -- was consigned to Lord d'Eyncourt's custody andso remained until the period when he passed out to Lincolnshire, underLord d'Eyncourt's charge, to the metropolis and thence to France, KingEdward himself conducting him to the sea-side, and the Black Princeattending him to Calais, having felt his durance so little personallyirksome, that he afterwards returned on a visit to King Edward, and diedin England before it was completed. On 14 May, 1347, Lord d'Eyncourt wascommanded to attend the king before Calais, and was present at all theinteresting scenens there enacted and, at the final surrender of theplace, followed by the heroic self-devotion of six of the inhabitants,who, with Eustace St. Pierre at their head, were saved by the gentle buturgent intercession of Queen Philippa, who, after the battle of Durham,had joined her husband at Calais. Lord d'Eyncourt d. 2 June, 1364, agedsixty-four. He m. Millicent, dau. of William, Lord Roos, of Hamlake.William, his eldest son, m. Margaret, dau. of Adam de Welles, and d. v.p., leaving an only son, who s. his grandfather as William, 10th Lordd'Eyncourt. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and ExtinctPeerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 170,d'Eyncourt, Barons d'Eyncourt]
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