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Having acquired the estates in Yorkshire in 1362 from Joan de Cantilupe, William gained his brother’s manors, including Greasley in 1372.[168] He married Maud, daughter and heiress of Sir Philip Nevil of Scotton, Malmston and Grimsthorpe and it is possible that after 1371 he spent his time living between the manors of Greasley and Scotton. In 1367 he went on a pilgrimage accompanied by a small assemblage and he appointed attorneys in his absence; for his journey he was granted a royal licence to ‘pass beyond the sea’.[169]  In 1376 a William de Cantilupe was detained at the Tower of London ‘because of the suspicion in which he is held of having caused the death of Nicholas de Cantilupe, his brother who had been slain’.[170] John Vendour of Newark was responsible for delivering William to London and was paid five pounds in expenses for himself and his men for William’s safe custody. [171] A Walter de Formenthorp, described as Nicholas’s steward was sent to answer to the King regarding the death of Nicholas de Cantilupe.[172] Truman and Marston dismiss this occurrence claiming that it was not the William and Nicholas de Cantilupe of Greasley, however, Newark is in Nottinghamshire, and not too far from Greasley and Walter de Formenthorp could still have been referred to as Nicholas’s steward even though Nicholas had died five years previously as he would have been his steward at the time of death.  William and Nicholas were both in France in 1371 at the time of the death of Nicholas de Cantilupe.  If Nicholas died a violent death, it cannot be any worse than that of his brother William; he also died in March 1375, and was brutally murdered.[173]Similarly if William had been the family member responsible for his brother’s death, William was also allegedly killed by a family member – his wife Maud and members of his household.[174]  William died at his home in Scotton, he was reported to be ‘sitting on his bed in his room at night, being in the peace of God and the king’ when he was killed, the perpetrators then washed his wounds and carried his naked body in a sack on horseback to a place called Grayingham, four miles away.[175]  Here they redressed his body in fine garments, with spurs and a belt and left it to be discovered by passers by.[176] Some of the persons responsible were named as his ‘botiller’ his ‘chamberleyn’ his ‘esquire’ his ‘seneschal’, his wife Maud and Agatha her maid.[177]The details of some of those responsible for the death of William de Cantilupe give a fascinating insight of the household of a wealthy country gentleman in the fourteenth century.  These same people may have served William at Greasley such as his seneschal (an officer in the houses of important nobles in the middle ages) and his esquire, (possibly the son of a noble who did him service) and also his botiller or butler, (a personal attendant).[178] When it went before the justices in the summer of 1375, and before the King’s Bench in the autumn.[179] Sixteen people were accused of the murder and subsequent cover-up: -

Richard Gyse, esquire

Robert Coke or Cook, Botiller

Robert de Cletham, Seneschal

Augustine Morpath

William or Walter Chamberleyn or Chaumberleynman

John Chaumberleyn or Henxteman

William de Hole or Hayle

John Barneby de Beckingham

John de Barneby or Tayllour de Barneby the Chaumberleyn

Henry Taskare

Augustine Forster or Forester

Augustine Warner

John Astyn

Maud de Cantuilupe

Agatha Lovel or Frere

Sir Ralph Paynel[180]

 

Of the sixteen only two were condemned, Richard Gyse and Robert Coke, they were both outlawed.[181] It is interesting that Ralph Paynel was involved in the murder of William de Cantilupe having earlier ravished Katherine the wife of his brother Nicholas and illegally removing goods from his house at Greasley.  There was possibly some long-standing personal feud between the de Cantilupes and the Paynel family.  In this instance Ralph (who was sheriff of Lincoln 1376-77) was accused of harbouring Maud de Cantilupe, Richard Gyse and Agatha the maid at his house in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire having full knowledge that they had committed the murder of William de Cantilupe.[182]

Mystery surrounds the case further when two bailiffs at Lincoln Castle, Thomas de Thornhagh and John Bate were indicted before the Kings Bench for helping Agatha, Maud’s maid to escape from prison, Thomas was fined for negligence and John was pardoned.[183]  In 1387 John de Barneby or Tayllour de Barneby was also given a pardon for the death of William de Cauntelieu.[184] It may be no coincidence that Maud was also treated lightly during the trial for in 1379 she married Sir Thomas de Kydale who was sheriff of Lincoln at the time.[185]

 

Thus ends the history of the Cantelupe family and their associations with Greasley, wiped out by a host of conspirators, the reasoning behind which, may never be known.  The estates then passed on to William la Zouch of Haringworth, who held the castle at Greasley, advowson of the priory at Beauvale, the manor of Ilkeston and also a ‘certain parcel of land in Kymerle &c.’.[186] The Yorkshire and other manors passed on to John de Hastings Earl of Pembroke and his descendants.[187] In the reign of Henry VIII the lands reverted to the crown from the Zouch family and were granted to Sir John Savage, Knight who sold them to Sir John Manners, ancestor of the Dukes of Rutland.[188] By 1595 Greasley Castle, once the prestigious home of the great lord, Nicholas de Cantilupe was said to be in a poor state, it is probable that after his grandson William’s demise it was rarely used and fell into disrepair: -

 

‘castle or capital messuage called Greseley Castell….is nowe in some decay for defaults of coveringe and other necessary reparacions and so was in decaye longe tyme before ye said Henry Poole or, Bonaventure Eyton... Surrendred... And cannot be repayred w'thowt great Chargs and expense’.[189]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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[13] J Mackenzie, Castles of England  pp448 DATE NOT KNOWN

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[116] Calendar of Patent Rolls1338-1340 Edward III., Vol IV, 1912 npn

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[118] Calendar Patent Rolls 1364 – 1367 Vol XIII  1912 pp281

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[134] T.M.Blagg (ed.), Inquisitions Post Mortem 1321-1350 Vol III 1939 pp141

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[140] Nottinghamshire Archives, Greasley Castle Valuation DDFM/ 80/3

 

[141] Calendar of Nottinghamshire Coroners Inquests 1485-1558 49  pp29&30

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[160] Calendat of Patent Rolls 1358-1361 Edw III Vol XI 1911 pp92

[161] Calendar patent Rolls 1370-1374 Edw. III Vol XV 1914 pp444

[162] B. Harrison & H.C.G. Matthew DMB Vol. IV Oxford 2004 pp954

[163] Calendar Patent Rolls 1364 – 1367 Vol XIII  1912 pp281

[164] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXVIII-IX

 

[165] Calendar patent Rolls 1370-1374 Edw. III Vol XV 1914 pp163

[166] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXIX

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[170] E. Trueman & R. Westland Marston, History of Ilkeston 1993 pp33

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[173] G.E. Cokaune, Complete Peerage Vol. III 1913 pp116

[174] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXX

 

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[177] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXX

 

[179] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXXii

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[182] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXXiii

 

[183] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXXiV

[184] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXXiV

[185] R. Sillem, Some Sessions of the Peace in Lincolnshire 1360-1375 Lincoln Record Society Vol. XXX 1937 ppLXXiv

[186] J Throsby (ed.), in R Thoroton’s The Antiquities of Nottinghanshire Vol II pp241 1972

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[188] J Throsby (ed.), in R Thoroton’s The Antiquities of Nottinghanshire Vol II pp241 1972

[189] Nottinghamshire Archives, Fillingham of Syerston Family Papers, Greasley Castle Estate, ref. DD/FM/80-83