William de Camville
- Born: Abt 1200, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
- Marriage: Iseuda
- Died: Arrow, Alcester, Warwickshire, England 1440
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information.
William, youngest son who married Albreda, daughter and heiress of Geoffrey Marmion. Their children were:
Geoffrey, his successor
William, of Sekerton, co. Arwick, father of Thomas, whose grandson, Sir Gerard de Camville, of Arrow, co. Warwick, left a daughter and heiress named Elizabeth, who married Robert Durdett, ancestor of the Burdetts of Arrow, co. Warwick
~ Burke's A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct , Dormant, and in Abeyance, p. 100
• Records, Oct 1219. 1440
Warw. - William de Coleville (Canville) sues Albreda Marmigiun (sic), his mother, to warrant to him half a knight's fee in Horweye (Arrow), which he claimed to hold of her, and for which Robert Marmigiun (Marmiun), the capital lord, distrained him for the service of three parts of a knight's fee. m. 16.
~ "Plea Rolls of the Reign of Henry III," Roll. No. 1, Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Vol. IV, p. 9
• Background Information. 188
In 710, according to the chronicles of the abbey of Evesham, Ceolred, King of Mercia, gave land in ARROW to the abbey. [Chron. Eves. (Rolls Ser.), 72] It was subsequently wrested from them but regained by Abbot Agelwy II [Chron. Eves. (Rolls Ser.), 95] (1070\endash 7), only to be lost again to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, [Chron. Eves. (Rolls Ser.), 97] who at the time of the Domesday Survey held 7½ hides in Arrow, which he sublet to Stephen. At this time the manor contained a mill worth 6s. 8d., 30 acres of meadow, and some woodland. [V.C.H. Warw. i, 303]
Odo subsequently granted his lands in Arrow to Robert Marmion, [Harl. MS. 3763, fol. 58.] from whom they descended to Geoffrey Marmion, whose daughter Auberée married William de Camville, of Clifton, Staffordshire. [Magni Rot. Scac. Norm. ii, p. xcix; Feet of F. (Dugd. Soc. xi), no. 196] He held them in 1195, when he sued Ralph Boteler and two others for stealing goods from his land in Arrow while he was on the king's service in Wales. [Rot. Curiae Regis, 1194\endash 9, ed. Palgrave, p. 51]
In 1220 Auberée was holding half a knight's fee here of Robert Marmion [Curia Regis R. viii, 145] for life, with reversion to her son William de Camville. [Feet of F. (Dugd. Soc. xi), no. 218. Cf. Wm. Salt Soc. iv, 10] He was in possession in 1229, when he was fined for cutting down woodland at Arrow which was then in the king's forest. [Close R. 1227\endash 31, p. 187; Pipe Roll Soc. N.S. iv, 212] In 1231\endash 2 he had to defend his right to the manor against Maurice le Boteler, [Feet of F. (Dugd. Soc. xi), no. 476] and two years later against Richard de Camville, the son of his brother Geoffrey, [ G.E.C. Complete Peerage (2nd ed.), iii, p. 3; Close R. 1231\endash 4, pp. 308, 322.] whose descendants held the mesne lordship of this fee. He was holding half a knight's fee in Arrow of the fee of Robert Marmion in 1235\endash 6, [Book of Fees, 510] and in 1275 jurors reported that William de Camville, who was now dead, had withdrawn his tenants of Arrow from suit at the hundred and county courts and had paid an annual fee of ½ mark to the sheriff for this privilege. [Rot. Hundr. (Rec. Com.), ii, 226]
William married Iseuda.