Name: Richard l'Engleys
Occupation: Coroner in the county of Southampton
Change Date: 16 APR 2010
It is uncertain at what date the Engleys family first became tenants of the manor of Sherfield English, Hants, but Gilbert l'Engleys held lands in the neighbourhood as early as 1254, in which year he was fined for wasting his wood in Melchet Forest.
Richard l'Engleys, who was coroner in the county of Southampton and died in 1309, seems to have succeeded to the estate, for 'a knight's fee in Sherfield formerly held by Richard l'Engleys' is mentioned in documents of the 14th century. Aline la Engleys, who was probably Richard's widow, was seised of the manor in 1316; she was succeeded before 1329 by John l'Engleys, who was afterwards knighted and died before 1358, leaving a son and heir Richard.
Sherfield had, however, apparently been settled on Joan sister of Richard and wife of Nicholas Woodlock, who in 1359 joined with her in granting a life-interest in the manor to her mother Alice and her second husband, Robert Gerberd.
In 1369 Joan obtained a quitclaim of half the manor from her niece Margaret, daughter and heir of Richard l'Engleys and then wife of Philip Dauntsey. Thomas Woodlock was grandson and heir of Joan, but only obtained Sherfield after the death of his mother Eleanor, on whom the manor had apparently been settled for life.
Thomas apparently left no issue, for in 1428 the manor was in the possession of Thomas Ringwood, as husband of Joan Bayford, a distant kinswoman and heir of Thomas Woodlock.
- John l'Engleys