William le Daneys
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• Background Information. 1036
Robert de Upford or Hofford had the advowson of the church, and his daughter Emma married William le Daneys or Dacus [Curia Regis R. i, 340], to whom she brought the manor of Offard and advowson. William le Daneys and Emma had two daughters, Isabella (who married firstly Richard de Haselbewe, and secondly Hugh de Kingesdon or Ringkesdune), and Maud, who married Robert Grimbald [Bridges, Hist. Northants. ii, 368, 369]. Their daughter Isabella Grimbald married Richard Pauncefot [Ibid.; Curia Regis R. 161, m. 15d]. William le Daneys, however, in 1241 granted to John le Daneys, probably his brother, a knight's fee, being all the lands in Offord, which had formerly belonged to him, and Emma his wife [Cal. Feet of F. Hunts., Camb. Antiq. Soc., 19; Feet of F. Hunts. 25 Hen. III, no. 135]. John le Daneys seems to have died in the same year, and the manor was delivered to Philippa, his widow, who was holding in 1242-3 [Bk. of Fees, ii, 921, 923]. John and Philippa had two daughters, Ella who married William de Bolevill, and Joan or Juliana who apparently died unmarried in 1245 [Cal. Close, 1242-7, p. 13]. On the death of Ella before 1259 without issue, there was much litigation as to the ownership of the manor. Brice le Daneys claimed to be heir as the son of William, son of William, son of Richard le Daneys, brother of John le Daneys, father of Ella [Assize R. 348, m. 6d]. William le Daneys, probably the father of Brice, claimed in 1261 4 carucates except a virgate in Offord against Robert de Hereford and Richard Pauncefot and Isabella his wife [Ibid. 343, m. 3d].
~ VCR: A History of the County of Huntingdon, Vol II, pp. 322-326