Name: Henry Lovett
Death: BEF 1255
Change Date: 11 NOV 2009
An estate at Himbleton which Isnard had held was bequeathed by him to Brian de Brompton and his wife Margery, and it would seem that the manor of Hampton Lovett, Worcs, followed the same descent, for it was settled by Brian de Brompton upon Henry Lovett and his wife Joan in tail, with reversion to the donor and his heirs. John Lovett was dealing with land in Hampton Lovett in 1226?7, and had been succeeded before the middle of the century by his brother Henry. John Lovett, who held the manor in 1256 and 1316, was son of Henry Lovett. Part of the manor had passed before 1280 to the Blount family. This estate subsequently became known as the manor of Hampton Lovett.
Walter, the tenant of Elmley Lovett, Worcs, under Ralph de Toeni at the time of the Domesday Survey, (fn. 29) was represented in the time of King Stephen by Richard de Portes, after whom the manor was called 'Almelega Ricardi de Portes,' (fn. 30) and who is probably to be identified with the Richard who held Elmley in 1166?7. (fn. 31) Although the Portes continued to hold property in Elmley at least as late as 1327, (fn. 32) the branch of the family who held Elmley Lovett failed in the male line early in the 13th century, possibly on the death of Walter de Portes (fn. 33) in 1201, when Simon de Ribbesford received seisin of Walter's Worcestershire estates, having married Walter's heir. (fn. 34)
It would seem that this heir was Agnes de Portes, and that she married secondly a member of the Lovett family, for Henry Lovett, who is described as son and heir of Agnes de Portes, apparently held the manor.
Henry died before 1254?5, and his widow Joan afterwards married Robert Stocumbe. Henry and Joan had two sons, John, who died young, apparently without issue, and Henry, who succeeded his father, but died a minor before 1260?1, leaving a widow Isabel and a son John, a minor.
In 1260?1 Robert Stocumbe and Joan his wife sued Roger de Toeni and others for two-thirds of the manor of Elmley, of which they claimed part as Joan's dower and the rest in compensation for a third part of the stewardship of Roger de Toeni's land, which had been settled on Joan at her marriage. (fn. 40) Roger de Toeni, however, pleaded that Joan merely held the manor as custodian of Henry son of Henry Lovett. The result of the suit is not known.
John son and heir of the younger Henry Lovett was still a minor in 1266, when his wardship passed from Walter de Mucegros to Roger de Clifford. (fn. 41) John Lovett recovered seisin of two thirds of the manor against Roger de Clifford and the Prioress of Aconbury in 1274?5. (fn. 42) The other third was no doubt held by his mother Isabel, who, then the widow of William le Blount, presented to the church in 1316.
Flyford Flavell afterwards became annexed Hampton Lovett, and passed with Hampton Lovett to Brian de Brompton, who gave both to Henry Lovett and his wife Joan to hold in tail with reversion to the heirs of the donor. The issue of Henry Lovett and Joan failed on the death of their grandson John without issue, and the half-fee reverted with Hampton Lovett to Elizabeth wife of Edmund Cornwall and her sister Margaret, as great-granddaughters and heirs of Brian de Brompton.
Mother: Agnes de Portes
- Henry Lovett