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Lucy de Okeover

circa 1230s - aft 1281

Father Hugh de Acovere
Mother unknown
1st Husband William de la Launde
2nd Husband Alan de Waldschef
Children Joan, William, John, Matilda


Lucy was probably born in Okeover around the 1230s (1), the daughter of Hugh de Acovere (2)(3)(4).

She married William de la Launde (2)(3)(4) of Newton, near Pickering in Yorkshire, probably in the early 1250s. They settled at Caldelowe in Derbyshire, on the lands granted her by her father, and had a daughter Joan, followed by a son William around 1261, then another son John and another daughter Matilda (5).

Her husband died in or shortly before 1270 (2). Following his death, the king granted Lucy's marriage to Thierry le Alemaunt (7), but Lucy bought it (and the right to her heirs' marriages) back from him the following year (8).

She eventually remarried to Alan de Waldeskaf, sometime before 1278 (9). She and Alan vouched for her daughter Joan, and Richard de Morley her husband, in a dispute over land in Alsop, Derbyshire in 1281 (10)(11)(12). Nothing later is known of her.


Brief details of her children:



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  1. Lucy's estimated date of birth is based primarily on the date of birth of her (presumed) eldest child Joan.
  2. "Collections for a History of Staffordshire", Vol 11, 1890. p8 (Extracts from the pleas rolls):
    DE BANCO. Easter, 3 E. III.
    Derb. Richard son of Richard Foljambe and Elizabeth his wife sued John le Porter of Caldelowe and Joan his wife for a messuage and three bovates of land in Caldelowe which Hugh de Acoure had given to William de la Launde and Lucy his wife and heirs of the body of the said William and Lucy, and which, after the death of the said William and Lucy, and of William, son and heir of the said William and Lucy, and of John, brother and heir of the said William, son of William, should descend to the said Elizabeth as daughter and heir of the said John brother of William, and he stated that the said William and Lucy were seised as of fee of the said tenements temp Ed I, and from the said William the right descended, &c (as above). The defendants pleaded they did not hold the whole of the tenements in question, and a jury was ordered to be summoned at Michaelmas term to decide this issue. m. 192, dorso
  3. "Collections for a History of Staffordshire", Vol 13, 1892. p184 (Extracts from the pleas rolls):
    DE BANCO. MICH, 7 Ric II
    Derb. The record of an assize was returned into Court which had been taken at Derby on the Monday after the Feast of St. James the Apostle, 7 Ric. II [July 1383], in which Philip de Okoiire (Okeover), Chivaler, claimed the manor of Caldelowe against Goditha, formerly wife of Ralph de Stathum, and others. Goditha answered as tenant, and stated that one Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John de la Launde, "was formerly seised of the tenements and had married one Richard, son of Richard Foljaumpe, and afterwards a Fine was levied in 3 E. III between Joan, formerly wife of John de la Launde, complainant, and the said Richard, son of Richard Foljaumpe, and Elizabeth, deforciants of the manor of Caldelowe and of other lands and tenements, by which Joan acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of Elizabeth, for which the said Richard and Elizabeth granted them to Joan for her life, with reversion to the said Richard and Elizabeth and to the heirs of Elizabeth. And she produced the Fine in Court, and she stated that the said Richard and Elizabeth continued in seisin of the tenements for a long time after the date of the Fine, and at length Richard died, and after his death Elizabeth continued in seisin of them, and died leaving no issue, and after her death the said Goditha and one Peter Peyntour entered as cousins and heirs of Elizabeth, viz., Goditha as daughter of Lucy, daughter of Lucy, daughter of Joan, sister of John, father of the said Elizabeth, and Peter as son of Joan, son of Matilda, another sister of the said John, father of Elizabeth, and she stated that Philip was kinsman of the said Elizabeth more remotely, viz., as son of Thomas, son of Roger, son of John, son of Hugh, father of Lucy, the mother of John, father of the said Elizabeth. And the said Philip, without admitting that such a Fine had been levied, stated that long before Elizabeth held anything in the manor, one Hugh de Okoure, his ancestor, and whose heir he was, viz., father of John, father of Roger, father of Thomas, father of the said Philip, was seised of the manor in demesne as of fee, and gave it to one William de la Launde, Knight, and to Lucy, his wife, and to the heirs male of their bodies, and from the said William and Lucy the manor descended to one William as son and heir, and from this William, who died leaving no male issue, the manor descended to one John as brother and heir, and from this John, who died leaving no male issue, the right reverted to the said Philip, as kinsman and heir of the said Hugh, and after the death of John, Elizabeth had intruded herself into the manor, and Philip being under age had then entered, and was seised of it until the said Goditha and the other defendants had disseised him.
    And Goditha stated she knew nothing of the gift of the manor by the said Hugh, but that the Fine had been levied as above stated, in the third year of King Edward III, and this Fine was a Fine upon surrender,
    "finis super redditionem," and was levied before the Statute by which the non-claim, of such a Fine was restrained, "per quod non clamewm cujuscunque talis finis restringitur." And at the date of the Fine, Roger, the ancestor of Philip, was of full age, and out pf prison, and within the four seas; and the said Roger had not put in his claim to the manor within a year of the levying of the Fine, and therefore Philip was precluded from the present assize. After some further pleadings a day was given to the parties at Westminster on the Wednesday after a month from Michaelmas,* on which day the suit was adjourned to the Morrow of All Souls, and from that date to the Morrow of St. Martin, and from that date to the Octaves of St. Hillary, in statu quo nuno. A postscript states that on that date Philip did not appear and the suit was dismissed. m. 393.
    * As it involved a question of law, the decision was left to the Judges in Bank
  4. "Collections for a History of Staffordshire", Vol 13, 1892. p188 (Extracts from the pleas rolls):
    DE BANCO. EASTER, 7 Ric II
    Derb. William de Skypwyth and William de Burgh, Justices of Assize in co Derby, transmitted the record and process of an assize of novel disseisin taken before them on the Monday the feast of St James the Apostle, 8 Ric II, in these words:-
    An assize, etc, if Goditha, formerly wife of Ralph de Stathum, and others named, had unjustly disseised Philip de Okore (Okeover), Chivali, of the manor of Caldelowe, and a messuage and an acre of land in Caldelowe and Snellesron.
    In this suit Goditha repeated her plea as in the former assize, claiming by virtue of a Fine levied on the Quindene of St Michael, 3 E III, between Joan, formerly wife of John de Launde, complainant, and Richard, son of Richard Foljambe, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir of John de la Launde, and claiming to be nearer of blood to the said Elizabeth than Philip, and she gave these pedigrees:-
                                      Lucy = William de la Launde
           ________________________________|_______________________________
          |                                |                               |
    John de la Launde                     Joan                          Matilda
          |                                |                               |
      Elizabeth = Richard Foljambe        Lucy                            Joan
                                           |                               |
                                          Lucy                       Peter Peyntour
                                           |
                                        Goditha
    
                       Hugh de Okeover
        _____________________|____________________
       |                                          |
     John                                       Lucy = Wiliam de la Launde
       |                                  ___________|____________
       |                                 |                        |
     Roger                            William                   John
       |                               ob sp                      |
    Thomas                                                    Elizabeth
       |
    Philip, the plaintiff
    
    Philip repeated his plea as in the former trial, but added that at the time the said Goditha stated that the Fine was levied, and for all the rest of his lifetime, Roger his ancestor was in Scotland, and not within the four seas of Enland, and that he died in Scotland. Goditha replied that at the time the Fine was levied Roger was within the four seas, becuase he wasat Mynsterton in co. Leicester, which she was prepared to prove. Philip repeated that on the date of the Fine and for a year and a day afterwards, the said Roger was in Scotland, and died there, which he was prepared to prove*. A day was therefore given to the parties in Banco on the Tuesday after three weeks from St Michael, on which day both Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and because the plea could not be determined in co. Derby a day was given to the parties on the Thursday at a month from St Michael, on which day Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and stated that they were prepared to maintain their pleas as given above, and prayed that a jury might be summoned from co Leicester; and the Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury for the Octaves of St Hillary. A postscript shows that no jury had been empanelled up to the morrow of the Ascension. m334.
    * Philip was certainly wrong in his date, for Roger had Letters of Protection whilst in Scotland in 9 E III. It may be assumed, however, that he died or was killed in Scotland (Scotch Roll of 9 Ed III)
  5. See William de Launde's page
  6. "Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series", Vol 17 (Notes on the religious and secular houses of Yorkshire, Vol 1)", sub Malton Priory, p120 :
    A.D. 1270 [?]. Lucy widow of William de la Launde claimed against the Prior of Malton a mill, 7 bovates and 5 acres of land (less one acre and a half), in Newton, as her dower. [See No. 7.]
    Curia Regis, No. 200, Trin. [54?] Hen. III. m. 2.
  7. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Henry III, 1266-1272", page 504, lists:
    Feb 18 1270. Grant to Thierry le Alemaunt, king's yeoman, of the marriage of Lucy, late the wife William de Landa, who held in chief, or any fine she make with the king for marriage or the forfeiture pertaining to the king if she marry without the licence of him of Thierry.
  8. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Henry III, 1266-1272", page 546, lists:
    June 28 1271. Confirmation of a sale made by Terry le Alemaund. king's yeoman, to Lucy late the wife of William de la Launde of the wardship of the lands and heirs of the said William with the marriage of the heirs and the marriage of the said Lucy, which the king lately granted to the said Terry.
  9. "Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series", Vol 17 (Notes on the religious and secular houses of Yorkshire, Vol 1)", sub Malton Priory, p120 :
    A.D. 1278. Alan Waldeskaf and Lucy his wife claim against the Prior of Malton a mill, 7 bovates and 3 acres of land in Neuton, of which William de Laund, late husband of Lucy, endowed her at the church porch when he married her; etc. [See No. 6.]
    De Banco, East. 6 Edw. I. m. 27 d.
  10. "The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre" published by the Derbyshire Record Society. Entry 169 from the pleas of Juries and Assizes dated 21 April 1281, reads:
    Letitia wife of Alexander le Mercer of Esseburn claims against Richard de Morleye and Joan his wife a messuage, 50 acres of land and an acre of meadow in Alsop as her right and marriage portion by writ of entry.
    Richard and Joan come and concerning one half, vouch Alan de Waldechef and Lucy his wife to warranty. Concerning the other they vouch John de la Plaunche and Ellen his wife. They are to have them at Lincoln at the quindene of Trinity [
    22 June 1281]. Alan and Lucy are to be summoned in this county and John and Ellen in the county of Lincoln.
  11. "The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre" published by the Derbyshire Record Society. Entry 366 from the roll of attorneys and pledges, reads:
    Lucy wife of Alan de Wadteshef attorns Richard de Morley or Richard Rohole against Letitia widow of Alexander le Mercer in a plea of warranty.
  12. "The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre" published by the Derbyshire Record Society. Entry A10 from the Lincolshire Eyre of 1281, reads:
    Quindene of Trinity. Alan de Waldschef and Lucy, warrantors of Richard de Morley and Joan, defaulted. Sheriff had done nothing nor sent the writ. Ordered to summon them for quindene of Michaelmas and be present to hear judgement on himself. John de la Plaunche and Elena did not come. Same day given to all parties.
    Essoins for Richard de Morley and Joan's attorneys against Letitia and for John de la Plaunche and Elena. Alan de Waldeschelf and Lucy, John and Elena, warrantors, to be exacted. To quindene of Michaelmas. It did not lie because no summons was attested.
    Essoins for attorneys of Letitia against Alan and Lucy.
    Octave of St John the Baptist. Essoins for Richard de Morley and Joan against Letitia in a plea of dower.



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