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Nicholas Meynell


  • Marriage: Nicholas Meinill 141
  • Died: Bef 22 Jan 1312, Yorkshire, England 141

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• Background Information. 141
Nicholas de Meinill
married Christine. He died before 27 May 1299. On 21 July the escheator was ordered to deliver to Christine his widow the manor of Castle Leavington. The King granted her marriage, 13 Sep., to Saer de Huntingfield, and on 16 Nov., with the heir's consent, she was assigned as dower the manor of Eston and lands in Potto (parish of Whorlton). In 1310, as widow of Nicholas de Meinill of Whorlton, she was granted by the Archbishop of York the marriage of Richard, son and heir of Sir Robert de Furneaux. She was dead before 22 Jan 1311/2.

Charges of attempting to poison her husband and of adultery with Masters William de Greenfield (later Archbishop of York) and Walter de Hamerton were made against her. Of these she purged herself before Archbishop Romeyn on 7 Dec 1290. The matter appears to have been referred to Rome, as on 9 Dec she appointed Master Guy de Novaria as her proctor at the Roman court. From the proceedings in the case between her and her husband in the ecclesiastical court it appeared, as Archbishop Romeyn wrote to the King on 29 Jan 1292/3, that although it had been said she had deserted her husband and was leading a sinful life, actually he had driven her from his home and refused to maintain her. She was leading a moral life, and that his cruelty and not her fault had been the cause of separation.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VII, (Meihill), pp. 627-630, Vol. XIV, p.472 & footnote (c)

Christina married Nicholas Meinill, son of Stephen de Meynell and Unknown.141 (Nicholas Meynell was born in Whorlton, Stokesley, Yorkshire, England and died before 27 May 1299 in York, Yorkshire, England 141.)

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