Name: Elizabeth De Camoys
LVG: 1431 1
Change Date: 1 MAR 2013
Heiress of father.
Elizabeth Camoys, living 1431, heiress of Cranborne, Hampshire, who married
(1st) Sir John Hamlyn (or Hamelyn) (died 1398), of Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset
(2nd) Thomas Wake of Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire.
As early as 1367 Sir Hugh de Camois, who was no doubt holding the manor of Cranborne, in Wonston, Hants, in right of his wife Joan, daughter and heir of Hugh, obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Cranborne. (fn. 120) In 1380 Sir Hugh received confirmation in his favour of the charter of Edward III, and two years later leased the manor 'from Michaelmas next to the morrow of Michaelmas next thereafter' to Sir John de Montagu, lord of Werk, and Sir John de Montagu his son. He had died before 1395, for in that year his widow Joan dealt with the manor by fine for purposes of settlement. Cranborne next passed to Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Hugh and Joan, who married first Sir John Hamely or Hamelyn of Wimborne St. Giles (co. Dors.), and secondly Thomas Wake of Winterborne Stoke (co. Wilts.).
By her first husband, who died in 1398, she had a daughter and heir Egidia, to whom the manor passed after her mother's death, which took place after 1431. Egidia married first Robert Ashley, and secondly Sir Thomas Thame of Hampshire, and died in 1476. Before her death she had settled the manor upon a certain Robert Ashley, probably her son, and Isabel his wife. Robert, however predeceased Egidia, and in 1477 his widow Isabel was holding Cranborne as a free tenement for the term of her life with reversion to Edmund Ashley, son and heir of Egidia, and his heirs.
Before this, however, the Malmayne family were established and the manor passed to the Plecys, whose male line became extinct towards the end of the fourteenth century. The heiress married Sir John Hamely, but there were no children and the property went to Sir John's daughter, who married Robert Ashley. The house has belonged to the Ashleys and Ashley Coopers ever since.
Elizabeth Hamelyn was returned in 1428 as holding half a fee in Eastrop, Hants, formerly belonging to Hugh de Brayboef.
Heiress of Eastrop, Hants.
Father: Hugh De Camoys
Mother: Joan de Brebeuf
John Hamelyn b: AFT 1324
- Egidia or Gillian Hamelyn b: ABT 1415 in Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
- Text: Douglas Richardson
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