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From: "Matt Tompkins" <>
Subject: Re: Beseby, soke of Wautham
Date: 10 Sep 2006 03:06:11 -0700
CE Wood wrote:
> In his post of 18 Feb 1999, "THE EARLY CHAMPERNOUNS" Ronny Bodine, in
> Generation 3, #5. WILLIAM DE CHAMPERNOUN, says, "On 21 Aug 1249,
> Geoffrey de Grandi Monte was granted all land in Beseby, in the soke of
> Wautham, and with the dower of Eva de Chambernun there if she should
> die in this time (Cal. Patent Rolls, 1247-58, p. 46)."
> The closest I have been able to come to finding this place is the
> holding of Bescaby, just northeast of Waltham on the Wolds,
> Leicestershire (Lat: 52:49:03N Lon: 000:48:54W).
> Perhaps the location of Beseby, soke of Wautham, is already known, but
> if not, is this a likely candidate?
The soke of Waltham was centered on Waltham near Grimsby in north east
The index to CPR 1247-58 (at pp. 681, 684) identifies Beseby as Beesby
near Hawerby in Lincolnshire. There are three Beesbys in Lincs, but
the one near Hawerby is the closest to Waltham by a large margin (it
lies just four miles south of Waltham, at GR TF 265965, or N53:27:00
W0:05:48), so I think this must be correct.