The Family of Kemmis
Edition 3.2 - 1 May 2010
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Cameys of Great Stukeley
- VI. Walter de Cameis: second son, as it would appear, of Lord Stephen de Cameis (V) by Matilda his wife; succeeded upon his father death to Stivecley Magna (Great Stukeley) Manor, Hunts, and to half a Knight's fee in Tansour Northants, both held from his elder brother Ralph de Cameys. It seems evident that his brother sublet to him his lands in Eling, Lasham, and Hambledon, Hants. Inherited also from his father the Manor of Cemeis in South Wales held of the Marshals, Earls of Pembroke, by the service of one Knight's fee. He also held certain lands in Camelton (1) (Campton) Bedfordshire, probably acquired by marriage. Under age in 1198 (2) when, with his elder brother, he
was in wardship of David, Earl of Huntingdon, as previously related. Mentioned in the Close Rolls 30th March 1228 as transferring the homage of Henry le Cameis in exchange for that of John de Fulmere for half a vergate of land in Camelton, with the exception of one rod, together with its appurtenances. Probably lived at Great Stukeley, which consequently became known as Cameys Hall. (3) Died.........: Married:........ Issue:
- 1. Ralph.
- 2. Stephen, whence Kemeys of Kemeys. (see which branch)
- 3. Nicholas: Clerk in Holy Orders, who was presented to the living of St. Mary's Pilton, Northants, (4) by his cousin Lord Ralph de Camoys and who died or resigned this living in 1287.
- VII. Ralph de Cameys: of Stivecley Magna Manor,
Hunts, and of lands in Tansour, Northants and probably of land in Eling, Lasham and Hambledon, Hants, all held from his cousin Lord Ralph de Cameys. Had view of frank pledge in Great Stukeley. Died before 1286. Married:....... Issue:
- 1. John.
- 2. Elena: married Magister Stephen de Eppwrth, or Hepworth, clerk in Holy Orders, whom in 1299 Lord John de Cameys presented to the living of St. George's Hardingham, Norfolk, and who either died or resigned this living in 1309. She had lands in Great Stukeley as her marriage portion. In 1301 the grove of Magister Stephen de
Ippeworthe at Great Stivecley in mentioned as one of those woods and groves in Huntingdonshire afforested by Henry III to the great injury of their owners. (5). In 1286 the Crown questioned the right of Stephen and Elena de Hepworth to view of frank pledge in Stivecley Magna, which she claimed as a daughter of Ralph de Cameys and as of the gift of John de Cameys who she stated was then dead and whose son Ralph was under age; whereupon the inquiry was adjourned until the latter should come of age. (6).
- 3. probably Walter de Cammoys, clerk to the Bishop of Glasgow, as described in a letter of the Bishop's dated August 1297, and an official of the Archdeacon of Teviotdale, as such signing the statement of terms dated July 1297 addressed to the Earl of Warren upon which the Scottish nobles would consent to cease from hostilities with the King Edward.
- VIII. John de Cameys: of Stivecley Magna Manor, Hunts, and lands in Tansour, Northants, Eling, Lasham and Habledon, Hants, all held from his cousin Lord John de Cameys. Had view of frank pledge in Great Stukeley. Married........ Died prior to 1286. Issue.
- 1. Ralph.
- 2. possibly Stephen de Camas who obtained pardon (7) with many others, by consent of Parliament on 1st. November 1318, for all trespasses and felonies committed by him up to the 7th August previous as one of the adherents of Thomas Earl of Lancaster and the "good peers" in their rebellion against the King and the Despensers his favourites.
- IX. Ralph de Camoys: a minor in 1286. Heir to his father, succeeding to Stivecley Magna Manor and the lands in Tansour, Eling, Lasham and Hambledon, all held from his cousin Lord John de Cameys. In 1324 returned Knight of the shire by the Sheriff of Northamptonshire. In 1319 and again in 1320 Ralph de
Camoys obtained charters of free warren in Pilketon and Tansore, Northants, Stivecley, Hunts, and Elinges Lasham and Hambledon, Hants; but ten years after, in 1330, was summoned by the Crown to shew the grounds upon which he claimed these rights. In reply he put forward the aforesaid charters, but it being proved that he had no lands in Pilton (which was then held by his cousin Lord Thomas de Camoys) he was fined for unjustly claiming free warren therein: his claim to free warren in other lands being allowed. (8). Died........ Married.......; probably father of,
- X. John de Camoys: appears to have held Stivecley Magna Manor, Hunts; held half a Knight's fee in Tansour, Northants, and probably also inherited the lands in Eling, Lasham and Hambledon, Hants. On 3rd November 1344 he was granted
jointly with another, a Commission of and Aid for Knighting the King's son, he accounted for half a Knight's fee in Tansour.
Footnotes to Cameys of Great Stukeley
- (1) Campton parish lies 4 miles N.E. by E. from Silsoe.
- (2) Pipe Roll.
- (3) Inquisitions post mortem.
- (4) Peterborough Diocesan Regs.
- (5) Cartularium Monasterii de Ramseia. Vol. 2. p. 303.
- (6) Placita de quo warranto.
- (7) Parliamentary writs.
- (8) Placita de quo warranto.
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Camoys of Bekerton
Kemeys of Kemeys
John L. & Irene Kemmis