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Hamon (Crevequer) de Crevequer (abt. 1190 - bef. 1263)

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Hamon (Hamon II) de Crevequer formerly Crevequer
Born about in Leeds Castle, Kent, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died before in Kent, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Hamon II (Crevequer) de Crevequer was a member of aristocracy in England.

A Crevequer Pedigree (based on papers in the Filmer Collection)[1] recorded Hamon (or Hamo) de Crevequer, Baron of Leeds and Folkestone (Kent) as the son of Robert de Crevecouer and Margaret.

Hamo, born around 1190, inherited the Barony of Crevequer around 1217[2].

He had three sons by his first wife (name unknown)[2]. He married secondly, Matildis (or Maud) Averenches by whom he had four daughters (see IPM below). He married thirdly Alicia (unknown)[2].

He did not inherit until 1217 because he had fought against King John (in the Magna Carta period).[3]

In Feb 1234/1235 Hamo de Crevequoer and Walerand Teutonicus were appointed to the custody of the Cinque ports with the coast from the port of Hastings to the port of La Pole, to provide for the safety of the land. However, in April of the same year the Barons of the Cinque ports complained that their ships in passing with wines and other victual by the port of Mulet on the coast of Brittany, were taken by Hamo de Crevequer, John his brother, and others[4].

In Jan 1235/1256 Hamo de Crevequoer was granted the custody of Thomas de Caunvill during his minority[5].

Hamo de Crevequer was again in the king's service in 1244 for the defence of the sea[6].

In Aug 1257 Hamo de Crevequer the elder, Hamo de Crevequer (presumably Hamo the younger), and Robert de Crevequer (possibly Robert, the son of Hamo the younger), were recorded joining Henry III's army for an expedition into Wales[7].

Hamo de Crevequer, 4th Baron, Constable of Dover, 19 Henry III, who died 1262, was buried in the chancel of Ightham Church, Kent[8]. Hasted (vol. ii., p. 66., n. (a) ascribes to Crevequer, u gu, a plain cross or," which, he says, may be seen on the roof of the Canterbury Cloisters, and " impaled with Abrincis " in All Saints' Church (in that city).


"D'or ung faulx crois de goules"[9].

Inquisition Post Mortem

In the Inquisition post mortem for Hamo de Creuequer and his 'sometime' wife Maud de Averenches, the writ dated 06 Apr 47 Hen III (1263), it was noted that his heir was Robert de Creuker, son of Hamo de Creuker the younger, and that Robert was aged 24 and more[10].

The document also noted Matthew de Creuequer aged 40 and more; Robert de Creuequer aged 30; Hamo de Creuequer son of the said Hamo and Robert de Creuequer, John de Creuequer and Thomas de Creuequer, sons of Hamo the younger.

It was stated that Hamo [the elder] had married Maud sister and heiress of William de Averenches and begat of her four daughters: Agnes married to John de Sandwyco; Iseult who was married to Nicholas de Lenham and had one son, John, now aged 12; Ellen alias Eleanor married to Bartholomew de Kyriul, alias Bertram de Criel; and Isabel married to Henry de Gaunt; and that Agnes, John, Ellen and Isabel were heirs of Maud.

The four daughters of Hamo and Maud were concerned with the Barony of Averenches which had passed to Maud via her brother, William and hence would be inherited by the heirs of Maud rather than the heirs of Hamo[2].

Later Events

In the Close Rolls was recorded an agreement of 1263 between Robert Crevequer and Alice the widow of Hamon de Crevequer (the elder). It was also noted that Johanna was the wife of Hamo de Crevequer the younger and she was the mother of Robert[11].

On 07 May 1263 Henry de Burne and Robert de Hardres were appointed to extend the lands which Hamo de Crevequer, deceased, held of the inheritance of Maud de Averinges, sometime his wife, in the counties of Essex, Kent, Hertford, Sussex, Bedford and Berks, and to enquire to whom the lands should pertain by hereditary right[12].

On 08 Apr 1265 William de Aldesworth, chaplain, was presented to the church of Bokeland, the vacancy arising following the death of Master Stephen de Sandwico, the appointment in the king's gift by reason of the lands and heir of Isabel de Lenham, one of the heirs of Hamo de Creuquer, tenant in chief, being in the king's hands[13].


  1. The Cartulary of Leeds Priory. Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 64, 1951, p24-34.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Flight C (2010). The fall of the House of Crevequer.
  3. Sanders, English Baronies, p.31
  4. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1247-1258. HMSO, 1908, p91, 92 & 99.
  5. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1247-1258. HMSO, 1908, p134.
  6. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1247-1258. HMSO, 1908, p433.
  7. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1247-1258. HMSO, 1908 [Reprint 1971], p597.
  8. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. 2nd Series, Vol II, 1890, p178.
  9. William Smith Ellis esq (1883) Early Kentish Armory. Archaeologia Cantiana Vol 15, 1883.
  10. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III, File 29', in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 1, Henry III, ed. J E E S Sharp (London, 1904), pp. 171-177. British History Online [accessed 5 October 2019].
  11. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III. AD 1261-1264. HMSO, 1936, pp228-229.
  12. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1258-1266. HMSO, 1910, p287.
  13. Calendar of the Patent Rolls. Henry III. AD 1258-1266. HMSO, 1910, p417.

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