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  • ID: I23368
  • Name: Stephen de Turnham
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1165 in Great Berwick, Salop 1
  • Death: 1214
  • Residence: Great Berwick, Salop
  • Occupation: Seneschal of Anjou
  • Note: 2

    Seneschal of Anjou 1186; Escort of Queen Berengaria 1193-4.
    (Archaeologia Cantiana, v. 222.)
    In January 1219, the five daughters and coheirs of Stephen de Turnham were?
    Mabel, wife of Thomas de Bavelingham.
    Alice, wife of Adam de Bending.
    Alienore, wife of Roger de Leybourn.
    And another Alienore, wife of Ralph fitz Bernard.
    Beatrix, wife of Ralph de Faye.
    Of the family of Magminot, and of their heirs the Says, Thurnham, Kent, was held by a family which took their name from their possessions in it. Robert de Turnham held this estate in the reign of king Henry II. and was the founder of the priory of Combwell, in Goudhurst, to which he gave part of his possessions in this parish. He left two sons, Robert and Stephen; the former of whom attended king Richard I. in his noted expedition to the holy land, and he died in the 13th year of king John's reign, without issue male, and was succeeded by his brother Stephen de Turnham, who having ratisied his father's grants to the priory of Combwell, died before the 16th year of that reign, as it should seem s. p.
    The church at Thurnham, with its appurtenances and lands, called Hoch and Casteye, were given, among other premises in the reign of king Henry II. by Robert de Thurnham to the priory of Combwell, at Goudhurst, at that time founded by him; which gift was confirmed by his son, Stephen de Thurnham, and by king Henry III. by his charter of inspeximus in his 11th year.
    The manor of Binbury, in Thurnham, is included in the description in Domesday recited before, as part of the bishop of Baieux's possessions, and coming into the king's hands, was granted to Gilbert Magminot, to hold as beforementioned in capite, by barony. After which it passed with the manor of Thurnham, to the family of that name, and afterwards to the Northwoods; during the time of its continuance in which family, in king Edward the IIId.'s reign, a melancholy accident happened at Binbury as appeared by the old evidences of the lord Wotton's family: the lady Northwood standing on a precipice of the hill, to see a fox dug out, the earth, being loose and sandy, sunk under her, and the hanging hill shooting down upon her, she was stisled to death with the pressure, before any assistance could be given to her. In this name of Northwood this manor continued down to Roger de Northwood, who died possessed of it in the last year of Henry V.
    In 1232 Alice de Bending, daughter of Stephen de Thurnham in widowhood, gave to Geoffrey de Braiboeuf her intended share of land in Ertenden.
    Concerning the heirs of Stephen de Turnham, Rosie Bevan cited:
    '... a curia regis suit in the Trinity term of 1220, in which Edelina de Broc sued Richard Malherbe for 4L 18s. rent, and William de Bathonia for 25 acres of meadow and 12 1/2 of wood with appurtenances in Artingdon, Surrey. They in turn called to warrant the heirs of Stephen de Turnham who were Thomas de Bavelingham and Mabel his wife, Adam de Bendenges and Alice his wife, Ralph de Fay and Beatrice hiswife, Roger de Leyburn, Ralph fitz Bernard and Alianore his wife. [CRR v.IX, p.85]'
  • _UID: 26F9A25D965A48BAB4A0091D047FF425262D
  • Change Date: 14 FEB 2010

    Father: Robert de Turnham

    Marriage 1 Edelina le Broc b: ABT 1170 in Angmering, Sussex
    • Married: BEF 1205
    1. Has Children Eleanor de Turnham
    2. Has Children Alianora de Thurnham
    3. Has Children Beatrice de Turnham

    1. Type: Gedcom File
      Title: Jim Weber
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Antiquities of Shropshire
      Author: Robert William Eyton
      Date: 1859
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