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Lady Hawise de Quincy, Countess of Oxford

Also Known As: "Countess Hawise de Hungerford"
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Death: February 11, 1263 (53-62)
London, Middlesex, England (LDS database gives her dates as c. 1178 to Feb 11, 1222 or 1223)
Place of Burial: Earls Colne, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Saier de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, Surety for the Magna Carta and Margaret de Beaumont, of Groby
Wife of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford
Mother of Isabel de Vere, Lady of Oakhampton; Aubrey de Vere; Lora de Vere; Margaret de Vere; Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford and 5 others
Sister of Robert "the Elder" de Quincy, of Winchester; Loretta de Quincy; John de Quincy; Arabella "Orabilis" de Quincy; Aliva or Mary de Quincy and 4 others

Occupation: Countess
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About Lady Hawise de Quincy, Countess of Oxford

Name: Hawise de Quincy

Given Name: Hawise

Surname: de Quincy

Sex: F

_UID: C2122AFA5118D811BE490080C8C142CC682B

Change Date: 5 Feb 2004

Birth: BET 1178 AND 84 in Winchester, Hampshire, England

Death: AFT 1263

Father: Saher (Saier) IV De Quincy b: 1155 in Winchester, Hampshire, England

Mother: Margaret de Beaumont b: 1154 in Hampshire, England

Marriage 1 Hugh de Vere b: ABT 1210

Married: ABT 11 FEB 1222/23


Isabel de Vere b: ABT 1222

Robert de Vere b: 1230 in Hedinham, Essex, England

HAWISE ([1200/12][52]-3 Feb after 1263, bur Earl's Colne).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (after 11 Feb 1223) HUGH de Vere Earl of Oxford, son of ROBERT de Vere Earl of Oxford & his wife Isabel de Bolebec ([1210]-before 23 Dec 1263, bur Earl's Colne).

47279564. Earl Hugh de Vere & 47279565. Hawise de Quincy

~1205, Hawise born in England, d/o 39979012. Saire de Quincy & 39979013. Margaret de Beaumont.

~1210, Hugh born in Hatfield, Essex, England, s/o 94559128. Robert de Vere & 94559129. Isabel Bolebec.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1221, Hugh succeeded his father.

10/20/1222, Henry III, King of England granted custody of ‘Hugonis filii et heredis Roberti de Ver, quondam comitis Oxonie’ to ‘Ysabelle de Bolebec comitisse Oxonie’. (S) FMG. [Isabel purchased wardship of Hugh and his inheritance for 6000 marks.]

2/11/1223, Margaret countess of Winchester has made fine with the king by 400 m. that Hawise, her daughter, may be married to Hugh, son and heir of R. de Vere, formerly earl of Oxford, … (S) FRsHIII. Hawise granted Hugh £4 8s worth of rent.

1231, Hugh did homage for his lands and title.

1232, Hugh de Ver complained that John de Pratellis had made a road n Great Tew narrower. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Ferrar, 1923, P241.

5/22/1233, Hugh knighted, became 4th Earl of Oxford, and took possession of his father’s lands.

2/21/1234, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, has letters directeed to his knights and free tenants requesting an aid to acquit his debts. (S) CPRs.

9/2/1234, Hugh, earl of Oxford, forbidden to go to the tournaments at Northampton or Cambridge. (S) CPRs.

1/19/1236, Hugh participated at Chamberlain of England in the coronation of Queen Eleanor.

4/13/1236, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand for all debts that they make from H. earl of Oxford. (S) FRsHIII.

2/12/1237, Protection for Hugh, earl of Oxford, so long as he be on pilgrimage beyond seas. The Like for Isabel, countess of Oxford [his mother]. (S) CPRs.

1237, Hugh, earl of Oxford, with King Alexander II of Scotland at York where he witnessed a treaty with King Henry II.

10/18/1238, Hugh, earl of Oxford, granted a market at Prittlewell, Essex.

1239, Hugh, earl of Oxford, gave Ketteringham in frank marriage of his Margaret to a s/o Hugh de Cressi. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V3, 1852, P263.

1243, Hugh and Hawise de Vere entered a plea against Roger de Quincy [her brother] to warrant to them a kt.’s fee in Laughton for which she had the charter of Margaret, Countess of Winchester [her mother]. (S) A History of the County of Leicestershire, Laughton V5, 1964, PP213-20.

2/1245, Hugh’s mother Isabel died; Hugh, “Baron de Bolebec” gave £100 for livery of her lands.

9/1245, Hugh served with the king in Wales.

1246, Hugh, earl of Oxford, among the barons who protested to the pope against oppression of the realm by the king.

1246-7, Grant by Hugh de Ver, Earl of Oxford, to John de Gisorz, citizen of London, for 60l. and a cask of wine, of his messuage in the parish of St. Michael of Paternostercherche. (S) UKNA.

1248, Hugh summoned to parliament at which Henry III was criticized for his outrageous expenditures, and told that neither his treasurer nor chancellor had the confidence of the lords.

6/24/1249, Hugh bought, from the Bishop of London, the wardship of the land with the marriage of Alice de Sanford. [The Bishop had paid 1000 marks for the marriage and wardship right].

3/5/1250, Hugh granted a market and fair at Earls Colne, Essex.

1250–1254, Hugh went on crusade.

1253, Hugh, earl of Oxford, present in Westminster Hall at the excommunication of those in violation of the Magna Carta.

11/1254, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, held the market at Castle Hedingham, Essex.

11/18/1255, Hugh, Earl of Oxford, presented H. de Essintun as prior of Colne.

8/9/1257, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, going in service to Wales with Edward, the king’s son. (S) CPRs.

9/12/1257, Hugh de Vere, earl of Oxford, granted a market and fair at Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

6/1258, King Henry signed the Provisions of Oxford. These limitations by parliament [led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester] granted money to Henry in exchange for administrative reform. Hugh, earl of oxford, was an advocate of the Provisions. Hugh was elected to the Committee of 24.

12/26/1258, Hugh, earl of Oxford, witnessed a royal charter at Westminster. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists of Henry III, V292, 2001, P122.

10/1259, Hugh, to fill a vacancy, elected to the Committee of 12 of the Provisions of Oxford.

10/8/1260, Hugh, earl of Oxford, present before the king in the wardrobe, where a letter was read receiving Henry son of the king of Almain as the attorney of Simon de Muntfort, earl of Leicester, pertaining to the service of stewardship. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1261, Hugh, earl of Oxford, witnessed a royal charter at the Tower. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists of Henry III, V292, 2001, P135.

3/1262, King Henry repudiated the Provisions of Oxford.

7/15/1262, Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, at his death, held 10 fees in Staine Hundred by Hugh, earl of Oxford. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, P130.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons.

4/1263, H. de Vere, earl of Oxford, 10m. for Easter term year 47 of 20m. p.a. for the third penny of Oxfordshire, by writ patent. Paid to Henry his steward in tallies. (S) CLRs, V5.

10/17/1263, Hugh, earl of Oxford, [one of many] to come to the king at Wyndesor with the horses and arms … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 12/23/1263, Hugh, Chamberlain of England, died leaving a will; buried at Earls Colne church.

Hawise outlived Hugh.

(S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. (S) Of Armor and Men, Dressler, 2004, P37.

Children of Hugh and Hawise:

i. Robert de Vere (23639782), born ~1235 in England.

iv. Margaret de Vere, born ? in England.

Margaret married Hugh de Cressi.

vi. Isabel de Vere (60841857), born ? in England. Posted by Bond0007 at 10:52 PM

"Daughter of Saher de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester, and Margaret de Beaumont. Grand daughter of Sir Robert de Quincy and Orabilis of Leuchars, Robert de Beaumont and Petronilla Grandmesnil.

Wife of Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford. They had one son and three daughters:

  • Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford
  • Isabel de Vere, wife of Sir John de Courtenay of Okehampton, Devon, and Oliver de Dinham, Lord Dinham
  • Lora de Vere, wife of Reynold d'Argentine of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire
  • Margaret de Vere, wife of Hugh de Cressy"
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Lady Hawise de Quincy, Countess of Oxford's Timeline

Winchester, Hampshire, England
Totnes, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Hedingham, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
February 11, 1263
Age 58
London, Middlesex, England
November 19, 1934
Age 58
December 7, 1935
Age 58