Robert DE LA HAYE of Halnaker
Muriel DE LINCOLN, Heiress of Brattleby
(Abt 1085-)
William DE VERNON, Lord of Shipbrook
(Abt 1090-Abt 1165)
Richard DE LA HAYE of Brattleby
Mathilde DE VERNON
Nicolaa DE LA HAYE


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1. William FITZ ERNEIS

Nicolaa DE LA HAYE

  • Born: Sussex, England
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2): After 1178
  • Died: Shortly before 24 Nov 1230

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Gerard de Kanville" holding one half of one knight’s fee "in Blakelande" in Wiltshire in [1210/12]. King Richard I confirmed the inheritance by "Gerardo de Canuilla et Nicolæ uxori sue" of all her inheritance in England and Normandy from "Rob de Haia et R[ic] de Haia", including "constabularia castelli Lincoln" and land at Poupeville and Varreville, by charter dated 1189. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which names "Ricardi de Hai…predecessor domine Nicollæ uxoris Gerardi [de Camvill]" in relation to landholdings in Lincolnshire. Henry III King of England took "dominam Nicholaam de Haya et Ricardum de Campvill filium suum" under protection dated 12 Feb 1217. The Testa de Nevill includes a list of landholdings in Lincoln, dated 1219, which includes "Domina Nicholaa de Haya est de donacione domini regis et terra eius de Swaveton valet per annum xx.l". Bracton records a claim, dated 1231, by "Willelmus Longespei et Idonea uxor eius" against "Oliuero de Ayncurt et Nicholæ uxori eius" concerning "manerium de Dudingtona", inherited from "Nicholaæ de Haya avie ipsius Idonee cuius heres ipsa est" which names "Gerardum de Kaunuilla et Nicholaam uxorem eius Ricardum de Humaz et Juliam uxorem eius et Willelmum de Rullos et Isabellam uxorem eius" as "filias et heredes Ricardi de Haya". 1


17 May 1218, Lincolnshire

To the sheriff of Lincolnshire . Robert Griffin has mainperned before the barons of the Exchequer for Nicolaa de la Haye , as her steward, that she will satisfy the king at the Exchequer for the scutage she received in Lincolnshire while the county was in her custody, both her own scutage and that of others. Order not to vex or permit Nicolaa or her people to be vexed for this reason, or to cause any distraint to be made against her or her people or to permit anyone to make any distraint against them.

14 Dec 1218, Lincolnshire

The nuns of Stainton give the king 20s. for summoning Robert of Burgate , William Talbot and Nicolaa de la Haye before the itinerant justices in Lincolnshire for a debt of 160 loads of wheat....

Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 2 Hen. III, 92, 3 Hen. III, 64


30 Nov 1219, Hereford

To the sheriff of Somerset . Order to place in respite, until the octaves of the Close of Easter in the fourth year, the demand he makes from Nicolaa de la Haye for 500 marks, by which she made fine with King John, father of the king, for having her lands and liberties in peace, and which the king’s father pardoned her, so that it may be better known by the barons of the Exchequer and other of the king’s faithful men if Nicolaa ought to answer for this fine or not....

Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 4 Hen. III, 21


16 Oct 1225, Westminster

Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire to place in respite, until Easter in the tenth year, the demand he makes from Nicolaa de la Haye by summons of the Exchequer for the scutage of Poitou from the time of King John etc. and for the scutage assessed in the king’s time for removing Louis, first-born son of the King of France , from England ...

Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 9 Hen. III, 359


24 Nov 1230

The king has taken the homage of William Longespée for the lands that Nicolaa de la Haye held in dower in Charlton and Henstridge of the honour of Camel , which fall to Idonea, wife of the same William, daughter and heiress of Richard de Camville , by hereditary right, and which William and Idonea ought to held of the king in chief by the service of two knights...

Nicolaa de la Haye held Swaton of the king in chief for one knight’s fee. In Spanby, half a knight’s fee. In Billingborough, one knight’s fee. In Horbling and Dembleby, one knight’s fee. In Newton, one knight’s fee. In Pickworth, one knight’s fee and three parts of a fee. In Houstorp’, one knight’s fee. In Kirkby Underwood, three parts of a fee. In Ashby and Marston, one-and-a-half knights’ fees. In Willoughby, one knight’s fee. In Faldingworth, Scawby, Ingham, Bullington, and Kirkby, two knights’ fees. In Riseholme, one knight’s fee. In Fillingham, one knight’s fee and the fourth part of a fee. In Ingleby, one knight’s fee. In Faldingworth, the fourth part of a fee.

Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 15 Hen. III, 41, 72

  Marriage Information:

Nicolaa married William FITZ ERNEIS. (William FITZ ERNEIS died in 1178.)

  Marriage Information:

Nicolaa also married Gerard DE CAMVILLE, son of Richard I DE CAMVILLE and Mélisende DE RETHEL, after 1178. (Gerard DE CAMVILLE was born in Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, England and died in 1214.)


1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Nicole de la Haye.

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