|SOME NOTES ON MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GENEALOGY|
Volume 7, page 354:
He [Philip de Kyme] d. early in 1323, before 1 Apr.(m)
Writ for Inq. p. m. dat. 2 Apr. 1323. (Cal. Inq. p. m., vol. vi, no. 423). Lands in co. Lincoln.
He died 1 March 1322/3 [G. W. Watson, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 5th series, vol. 8, p. 66 (1962), citing unpublished escheators' accounts].
[Item last updated 26 August 2004.]
Volume 7, pages 355, 356:
He [William de Kyme, Lord Kyme] m. Joan, da. of Sir Humphrey DE LITTELBURY. He d. s.p., 1338, before 25 Mar. His widow ... m., 2ndly, Nicholas (DE CAUNTELO), LORD CAUNTELO, who d. 31 July 1355. She d. 16 Oct. 1362.
There are several additions to this account:
[Most of this evidence was cited by G. W. Watson, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica,
5th series, vol. 8, pp. 65-69 (1962).
Item last updated 26 August 2004.]
Volume 7, page 357:
GILBERT (DE UMFRAVILLE), EARL OF ANGUS [S.] and LORD KYME, s. and h. of Robert, EARL OF ANGUS, by Lucy, da. and in her issue h. of Philip, LORD KYME, abovenamed, suc. his father as Earl of Angus in 1325, and his uncle, William, Lord Kyme, as Lord Kyme in 1338.(d)
In 1342 Nicholas de Cauntelo and Joan his wife brought an action for dower against Sir Robert Darcy and Joan his wife, who called to warrant Gilbert de Umfraville, Earl of Angus, and John de Bulmere as cousins and heirs of the plaintiff Joan's first husband. From this it might be supposed that Lucy de Kyme had a sister whose representative was John de Bulmere, but it was claimed by the defendants and admitted by the plaintiffs that this John had nothing by descent, and therefore he was probably only a distant kinsman in some entail. See Year Book of 16 Edw. III, p. 508.
In fact, Philip de Kyme left two daughters, Lucy and Agnes, who were described in 1364 as having been sisters and coheirs of their brother William - though in fact Lucy must have died before William, so she was his coheir only in her issue - and John de Bulmer was the son and heir of Agnes [CP 40/414, m. 158; a transcript is printed by G. W. Watson, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 5th series, vol. 8, pp. 68, 69 (1962), though he does not indicate the source]. As mentioned on p. 355 and in p. 357, note e, in 1334 William de Kyme had settled estates including the manor of Kyme on Gilbert and his heirs, to the exclusion of the heirs of Agnes. John de Bulmer had been succeeded by his son Ralph by 1352, when the latter was called to warrant by Gilbert as his kinsman and coheir [CP 40/370, m. 93]. So it is clear that Gilbert was only a coheir of William de Kyme in 1338, and as it is not known whether Agnes's issue subsequently became extinct, Gilbert and the other descendants of Lucy cannot be held to have succeeded as Lords Kyme.
[The details of the two pleas referred to were supplied by Keith Dixon.
Item last updated 27 May 2009.]