Sir Oliver de Dinham Knight
- Born: 1234, Hartland, Bideford, Devonshire, England 141
- Marriage: Isabel de Vere 141,1283
- Died: 26 Feb 1299, Nutwell Manor, Woodbury, Devonshire, England at age 65 141,1283
- Buried: Church of Black Friars, Exeter, Devonshire, England 141
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Sir Oliver de Dinham, of Hartland, Nutwell, and Ilsington, Devon, Buckland Denham, Somerset, and Cardinham, Cornwall, son and heir of Sir Geoffrey de Dinham, of Hartland, &c. (who died shortly before 26 December 1258). He was aged 24 at his father's death. The King took his homage, and he had livery of his father's lands 13 january 1258/9. He was pardoned for non-observance of the Provisions of Oxford, 28 March 1264. Constable of Exeter Castle, 24 September to 12 November 1264. In 1265 he supported the King's cause in the West against the adherents of Simon de Montfort. Constable of Taunton Castle, 2 April to 23 June 1267. He took possession of the Abbey of Hartland during a voidance about 1272, when the Bishop of Exeter was absent abroad, and extorted large sums of money from the canons. He was Keeper of Lundy Island from before November 1272 till 28 May 1275, and was again appointed, 9 July 1275. He bought the manors of Nutwell and Harpford from thc Abbey of Marmoutier in 1272/3. He was in the Army of Wales in 1277 and 1282.
Sir Oliver de Dinham was summoned for Military Service from 12 December 1276 to 21 October 1297, to attend the King at Shrewsbury, 28 June 1283, to a Military Council, 15 October 1294, to attend the King at Salisbury, 26 January 1296/7, and to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 26 August 1296, by writs directed Olivera de Dynham or Dynaunt, whereby he is held to have become Lord Dinham. On account of his debility and for his good services to Henry Ill and Edward I, he obtained licence, 5 April 1297, to nominate his attorney for life.
Sir Oliver de Dinham married, 1stly,[-----]. He married, 2ndly, before 24 January 1276/7 (royal lic. 18 or 19 May 1280 for a fine of £100), Isabel, widow of Sir John de Courtenay, of Okehampton, Devon (who died 3 May 1274, and was buried in the Abbey of Ford], and daughter of Hugh (de Veer), Earl of Oxford, by Hawise, daughter of Saier de Quency, Earl of Winchester. Sir Oliver de Dinham died 26 February 1298/9, and was buried in the Church of the Black Friars at Exeter. His widow, who survived him for some years, died 11 August ????, and was buried in that Church.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 369-371
• Background Information. 1283
"Oliver, upon his doing homage 48 Henry III, 1264, had livery of his lands, and married Isabel, widow of John de Courtenay, without license, for which he paid a fine of £100 to the king. In 14 Edward I, 1286, he procured a charter of free waren in all his demesne lands in the counties of Somerset, devon and Cornwall, and was summoned to parliament as a Baron from 1295-1299. He died the following year and was succeeded by his son Josce Dinant, second Baron, who married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Richard Hydon.
~The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, Vol. I, Parts 3-6, p. 338
Oliver married Isabel de Vere, daughter of Hugh de Vere Earl of Oxford and Hawise de Quincy 141.,1283 (Isabel de Vere was born in Totnes &, Barnstable, Devonshire, England, died 11 Aug before 7 Jan 1290(1) in Buckland Dinham, Frome, Somerset, England 244 and was buried in Church of Black Friars, Exeter, Devonshire, England 141.)