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Richard (Lovell) Lovel

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Richard "Lord of Cary" Lovel formerly Lovell
Born before in North Cadbury, Somerset, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about in Castle Cary, Rode, Somerset, Englandmap
Died before in Cary Castle, North Cadbury, Somerset, Englandmap
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CP VIII:203 states Richard was the brother of Henry who m. Christian, not his son:

Richard Lovel, br. and h.(a) Scutage was demanded from him at the end of Oct. 1217.(b) On 25 June 1218 he had livery of the barony of Cary, his inheritance.(c) He took part in the successfui campaign against Llewelyn in Wales, under the Earl of Pembroke, in 1223.(d) In 1224 he released his claim to pasturage in Aldingbourne to the Bishop of Chichester.(e) In 1225 he was one of the assistants to the sheriff in conveying to Winchester Castle the money collected in Somerset for the fifteenth granted to the King.(f) He took part in Henry III’s futile expedition to France in 1230.(g) In 1231 he had a charter of free warren in Cary.(h) He contributed to the scutage in Dorset and Somerset in 1235-36.(i) He confirmed his father’s gifts of the advowson of Castle Cary to Bath,(j) and of land in Hawick to St. Andrews,(k) and his mother’s grant of land in Pidecombe to Bruton Priory.(l) He is returned as holding fees in Storrington, Sussex, and Stourton, Wilts, in 1242-43,(m) and (as _dominus Ricardus Lupellus_) the barony of Cary in chief in 1251-52.(n) In 1254 he was charged on 18 fees in Somerset for the aid for making the King’s eldest son a knight.(o) He m. Alice, whose parentage is unknown.(p) He d. before 21 Jan. 1254/5, when the escheator was ordered to take possession.(q) On 17 Oct. 1256 the marriage of his widow Alice was granted to Nicholas de Haversham.(r)

(a) He was a minor in 1203, when he was vouched to warrant land in Biddisham, given him by his late father Henry (_Curia Regis Roll._, vol. ii, p. 206), and is probably the Richard Lovel junior who held 2 knights’ fees in Somerset and Dorset in 1210-12 (_Red Book_, p. 545). The 1280 pedigree (see ante, p. 200, note “a") inserts a brother Maurice, holding the family estates, between Henry and Richard. (b) _Rot. Lit. Claus._, vol. i, p. 373. (c) _Excerpt. e Rot. Fin._, vol. i, p. 13. (d) _Rot. Lit. Claus._, vol. i, p. 573. (e) _Idem_, p.656; _Sussex Fines_, Sussex Rec. Soc., vol. i, p. 51. (f) _Rot. Lit. Claus.,_ vol. ii, pp. 73, 75. (g) __Close Rolls_, 1227-31, p. 448. (h) _Idem_, p. 487. (i) _Book of Fees_, pp. 426, 427. (j) _Somerset Fines_, vol. i, p. 101. (k) _Reg. Sci. Andree_ (Bannatye Club), p. 261. (l) _Bruton Cartul._, ut supra, no. 38. The land had been given with the consent of his brothers and himself for the endowment of the chapel of Pidecombe at its dedication. Another confirmation (no. 47) was attested by his son Sir Henry Lovel, and by Sir Maurice Lovel. (m) _Book of Fees_, pp. 689, 736. (n) _Idem_, p. 1265. (o) Pipe Roll, 38 Hen. III. (q) _Excerpt. e Rot. Fin._, vol.. ii, p. 200. (r) He paid for it 200 marks of silver and 2 marks of gold; it had previously been granted to William de Berkele, the King’s yeoman, who, however, took another wife (_Cal. Patent Rolls_, 1247-58, pp. 503-4). [Ref: CP VIII:203]


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This interesting surname, with variant spellings Lovel and Lowell, derives from the Anglo Norman French 'lou', a wolf (ultimately from the Latin 'lupus'), plus the diminutive suffix 'el', and was originally given as a nickname to a fierce or shrewd person. One Richard 'Lupellus' was recorded in 'Ancient Charters of Sussex', circa 1118. The surname appears towards the middle of the 12th Century, (see below). Other early recordings include Willelmus Luvel, 'the Curia Regis Rolls of Oxfordshire', 1206, and Philip Lowel, 'The Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire', 1255. Richard Luvel alias Lovel or Lowel 'of Kari Lowel barony' was recorded in the Somerset County Rolls of 1263. He descended from William, Earl of Yvery, whose father Robert had acquired the nickname Lupus because of his violent temper. A noble family of Lovell were established in Northamptonshire from the 13th to the 16th Century, and included Francis, first Viscount Lovell (1454-1487), summoned to parliament as ninth Baron Lovell of Tichmarsh in 1482. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Luuel, which was dated 1130, in the 'Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire', during the reign of King Henry 1, (1100 - 1135).

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