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Notes for William Vavasour and Elizabeth de Cressy

"Henry; m c 1326 Amabel FitzHugh, dau of 1st Lord (Baron) FitzHugh and d just before 27 Nov 1349, leaving: 1c Henry; b 1328-29; dsp just before 25 May 1355
2c William; b after 25 May but before 1 Aug 1334; m by 16 Oct 1361 Elizabeth, dau of Sir Hugh de Cressy, and d c 15 Aug 8-Sept 1369." [1]

1382 "Feb. 14. Westminster. William Vavasour, son of William Vavasour late lord of Hesilwode, to John Crescy knight, Geoffrey vicar of Southkirk in Cokeryngton, Thomas Biset of Castelford, John de Yerburgh of Cokeryngton and John Elmede citizen of London, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manors of Heselwode co. York and Cokfeld in the bishopric of Durham, the reversion of the manors of Athyngham co. York and Cokeryngton co. Lincoln held for life by Elizabeth his mother, of the manor of Wodehalle by Wethirby held of him for life by Henry Vavasour his brother, and of the manor of Stubs Waldynge and all his lands in Siglynghale held for life by James Vavasour. Witnesses: Robert de Suylyngton knight, James Vavasour, Thomas de Scargille, Richard de Edlyngton, Thomas de Hauton, John de Elynson, Thomas Grayneson of Lynton, Roger Saunderson of Cokfeld. Dated Wednesday after St. Katherine 5 Richard II.Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February." [2]

1400 "Nov. 28. Westminster. Licence, for 80 marks paid by him in the hanaper, for Hugh son of John Cressy, knight, (militis), to enfeoff Robert Cumberworth and John Gayteford of the manors of Risgate and Braytoft, held of the king in socage by the service of 40s, yearly, and for the latter to re-grant the same to him and the heirs of his body, with remainders in moieties as below, viz., firstly to John de Clifton, knight, and Katharine his wife, sister of the said Hugh, and the heirs of her body and then to John Markham and his heirs of the body of Elizabeth his late wife, sister of the said Hugh, and vice versa, secondly to William Erghom, knight, and his heirs of the body of Katharine his late wife, sister of the said John Cressy, and then to Elizabeth Vavasour, sister of the said John Cressy, and the heirs of her body and vice versa, thirdly to Hugh Cressy of Oulecotes and the heirs of his body and lastly to the right heirs of the said Hugh son of John." [3]


[1] Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, & Knightage, 107th edition, Vol. 3 (Willington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage & Gentry, LLC, 2003), 3984.

[2] H. C. Maxwell Lyte, ed., Calendar of the Close Rolls, Richard II, Vol. 2, 1381-1385 (London: HMSO, 1920), 113, [InternetArchive].

[3] Calendar of the Patent Rolls, Henry IV, Vol. 1, 1399-1401 (London: HMSO, 1908), 411, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].