The Manor and lands of Ulwithwaite
Land Grant of 1268
Under Descendants of Richard de Gylpyn.
Notes for RICHARD de GYLPYN:
[Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania p 419]
Richard de Gylpyn, who flourished in the reign of Henry III,
1216 to 1272. To him Peter de Bruys III, who had married the daughter
and heiress of William de Lancaster, the last Baron of Kendal,
granted the Manor and lands of Ulwithwaite. The original deed of grant,
in Latin, dated 1268, A. D., neatly engrossed in characters of that
time, with seals in perfect condition, is still in the possession of
the descendants of Rev. William Gilpin, Vicar of Boldre, near
Lymington, a lineal descendant of the grantee.
I then wrote to the Kendal Records office this was their reply.
I will post the information as soon as I receive it..
From Elizabeth, email dated 3 Dec 2004
The English translation of the Latin transcription of the original 1268 deed is in front of me !!!!
Recorded from XXVl paged 317 ( p 394 /5/6/7 Antiquities of Kendal )
A Grant by Peter de Brus lll to Richard de Gilpin of his manor of Ulthwaite with common rights within the grantor`s demesnes of
and Over Staveley ,
with the water of Kent in Ulthwaite
whereon to erect a mill and the fishery of the same water ;
with acquittance of puture of the foresters and land serjeants of " witness man "
and suit of court .
Date c 1260 -1272 Register of Deeds at Levens Hall .
And that is that , not a lot to wait for but there it is , that is the original grant of land from Peter de Brus lll to Richard of the land and water around Kent which became Kentmere .
There is also a list of late-ish wills of Kentmere Gilpins from the 1770s on . so they might be of some use to you .
Christopher jnr , a Slate getter, of Hallowhead, Kentmere, Kendal 30 12 1775 ;
John, yeoman, Millveat, Hughill, Kendal 10.06.1775 ;
Christopher , husbandman , Hallowbank , Kentmere, Kendal 15.05.2776 ;
Robert , yeoman, Bateman, Strickland Roger, Kendal, 12 .05.1779 ;
William , yeoman, Powthow, Kentmere, 8.12.1781 ;
Christopher, no occupation, Greenquarter, Kentmere, Kendal , 7.2.1801 ;
Christopher , yeoman, Low Fold, Kentmere, Kendal 2.4.1831 ;
Gawin, yeoman, Green Quarter, Kentmere, Kendal 20.6.1846 ;
Bernard , shoemaker, Kendal, 26.6.1855 .
NOTE FROM ME......
That land given as you can see was not the land /home/house/hall of Kentmere or Kentmere Hall, it was the estate of or manor of Ulthwaite. It does not state the amount of land in acres, but that could be figured out. Notice the date also 1268 not 1214/1215 as some information is put out... It does not state why the land was given to Richard. You must also assume from the date.. that this is not Richard the Rider as that Richard would have been at least in his 20's as a child (and under 21 you were a child or referenced as an infant) would not have accompanied the Baron to Runnymede.. Would not have been a scribe. So if Richard the Rider was say 21 in 1215... then in 1268 would have been 74?? a little old to have gone out and killed a wild/mad boar... Now assuming that the story about the boar is true it would have most likely have been Richard the Rider's son or grandson... It has come to my attention that Kentmere Hall was recieved into the Gilpin family with a Marriage... More on that as I find documentation on it....the land described above is the same land that most people refer to as the land with Kentmere Hall... the land or Manor of Ulthwaite and Kentmere Hall do abide beside each other... (borders touch)... Nelda
(Please do not refer to Kentmere Hall as Kentmere Manor they are not the same!!! They are two different things......
When I get the copy I will post it here....
On 3 Dec 2004 I wrote Elizabeth:
This is wonderful... A little disappointing that it does not state why he gave the land to Richard... It was quite a present for him to just give away...Makes for a lot more questions then it
Now let me get this right... It is from the book Antiquities of
Kendal, on page 394- page 397, right ? What is the XXVl paged 317
THank you so much...
Elizabeth writes back....
Oh Nelda, Nelda !!!! this is the
Antiquities of Kendal and in that book these Latin and
English transcriptions are on pages 394 - 397 OK , and in
the Registers of Deeds in Levens Hall, this is deed
number XXV1 page 317 and Peter de Brus granted
this land for the building of a mill etc in exchange for all
the things listed from the word acquittance onward , I now
can`t remember and the thing is in the post to you now . but
it was an investment for Peter and in those days as you know
the grantee owed the grantor some service like he had to
provide three armed knights or 10 tons of wood or 15 archers
or something in exchange . What are the words after
acquittance ??? (see above transcription)
End of record