Sir Adam de Chetwynde Knight
- Born: 1235, Chetwynd, Shropshire, England
- Marriage: Eve de Blancminster in 1263 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England
- Died: Autumn 1282, Cublesdon, Staffordshire, England at age 47 240
~ The Visitations of Staffordshire, 1614 & 1663/4, pp.76-77, Adam de Chetwynd, de Cubleston, living Henry III, son of John de Chewynd, married to Eva, filia Rog. de Albo Monasterios, who was a widow sometime during the reign of Henry III. Their children are given as: eldest son, John de Chetwynd, living 14 Edward I; William, second son, living 4 Edward II, Agnes, Cecilla and Alicia. 1131
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• Background Information. 240
Adam de Chetwynd was the youngest of Sir John de Chetwynd's three sons and was a very wealthy man [Eyton, viii., p.85]. He was the local banker and lawyer which gave him great opportunities to enrich himself by purchasing bankrupt estates. In a contemporty deed he is addressed as "Our beloved Clerk." Adam was the King's Escheator in Cheshire and North Shropshire. During his tenure of office, Ellesmere Castle escheated to the King by the death of Hamo le Strange in the service of the Cross in Palestine, and was put in charge. Adam Chetwynd purchased rents at Hilderstone in 1278 from Burnel, Bishop of Bath and Well, for which he paid 200 silver marks [Feet of Fines, Hill. 6 Edw. I]. In 1284, Adam's son John was mesne-lord of Hilderston.
Adam Chetwynd died in the autumn of 1282, for on 28 Dec of that year, his widow, Eva de Oswaldestre, appealed to the king at Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales, where he was hold his first Wlch Parliament, to complain that the sheriff had unjustly depreived her of her rights. An enquiry was held at Stafford in January, and the jurors found her entitled to the custody of Tixall, Isptones, Weston and Chetwynd, for they all had been given to her by her husband some time before his death [Eyton, viii. p. 88].
~ Chetwynds of Ingestre, pp. 20-24
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Adam de Chetwynd was a contempory of Sir John & Sir Philip de Chetwynde, sons of John de Chetwynde, and was likely their brother. This Adam was a very wealthy man. At the Assizes of October 1272, Robert de Munford acknowledged before the Justices, a debt of 50 merks to Adam de Chetewynde. Thomas Corbet of Tasley also asknowledged a debt of 100 shillings, Ralph le Bolyter of Wem, achknowledged a debt of £20. 8s. to Adam de Chetewynde, and others.
In March 1274, Adam de Chetewinde was acting as the King's Escheator in Cheshire and Northern Shropshire. On 24 Oct 1275, King Edward appointed Adam de Chetewinde to assess the current tax of the Fifteenth in Gloucestershire. By a Writ of 12 Mar 1279, Adam de Chetwynd was appointed a Commissioner to inquire into the conduct of the Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire in destrained person to take the degree of Knighthood, and, in case the Sheriff had been negligent, to enforce the King's orders on the subject with strictness.
~ Eyton's Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VIII, p. 85
Adam married Eve de Blancminster in 1263 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England. (Eve de Blancminster was born in 1247 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, England.)