Sir Richard DE PERCEVAL, Lord of Stawell

Male - 1202

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  • Name Sir Richard DE PERCEVAL, Lord of Stawell 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Lord of Stawell 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1202  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • lists name as Sir Richard de Percival (-1202). “Sir Richard lived in Weston in Gordano in 1161. He became a Crusader and went on the Irish Expedition in 1191. He was the Principal Commander in the Holy Land with King Richard the Coueur de Lion against the Saracons and lost a leg in battle. It was slashed off by an enemy sabre while he was riding his horse in battle. A monument to him placed in 1202 is still existence in 2000 in the Churchyard in Weston in Gordano, England. Tax records in 1197 and 1201 show him living in Weston.”

      ”He was buried in the church of Weston-in-Gordano, with this inscription: ‘Orate pro anima Rycardi Perceval qui Melitavit in Terra Sancta com Rege Rycardo, A C.M.C.X.G.’ (Pray for the soul of Richard Percival, who served as a soldier in the Holy Lands with King Richard in A.D. 1190).

      “We will therefore now return to Richard, the fifth or youngest son of William Gouel de Perceval (the first who was called Lovel), and brother to William, surnamed Lovel, father to William, Baron Lovel, of Dockinges; which Richard retaining the primitive and paternal name of his family, delivered it down to his descendants, and is lineal ancestor of the present Earl. What portion of his father’s inheritance came to his share, is not farther known, than that he received lands in Stawel, in the county of Somerset, parcel of the lands given to his grandfather, Ascelin, at the Conquest; for there is extant a record in the Cotton library, wherein he granted to the monks of Thame, by the name of Richard de Berceval, the son of William Luval, in pure and perpetual alms, one furlong of land in Stowel, and two plough lands and two tofts in the same town, which belonged formerly to Ascelin de Yvery, his grandfather, by the gift of William, the Bastard. He granted likewise, at the same time, the plough lands of Bedecombe, which he the said Richard had received from William de Moion, in marriage with his daughter; to which deed assented Robert, Hamelin, and Richard, his sons.
      In 1161, he was charged for his lands in the county of Somerset, upon the scutage levied for the expedition to Tholouse, at the rate of two marks for each knight’s fee; as likewise, in 1168, upon the aid levied for the marriage of Maud, the King’s eldest daughter, to Henry, Duke of Saxony; and being nearly related to Richard de Clare, Earl of Strigull, surnamed Strongbow (whose Mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Robert, Earl of Mellent, and sister to the mother of this Richard), accompanied him in his Irish expedition. Upon the scutage of Wales in 1189, he was assessed again; after which, in the year 1191, he was abroad with King Richard I. in the Holy Land, and (as Josephus Iscanus, Secretary to that Prince, who wrote a particular account of that expedition, relates), a principal commander in the English army there; but being disabled by the loss of his leg, in an action against the Saracens, he returned home. In 1197, we find him, together with Henry Luval, assesssed in the third and fourth scutage, at twenty shilings for every fee, to defray the expenses of the Norman army; and afterwards, upon the aid in 1201, he was charged again, together with Ralph, the son and heir of Henry Luval, before-mentioned; but dying, as it is presumed, not long after, was buried in the church of Weston-in-Gordano, in the county of Somerset, with the following instription: ‘Orate pro anima Rycardi Perceval qui Militavit in Terra Sancta cum Rege Rycardo, A.C. MCXC.’ He married the daughter of William de Moion, or Mohun, Lord of Dunster, in the county of Somerset, who, by some of the historians in the reign of King Stephen, was styled Earl of Somerset and Dorset; by whom he had Robert, Hamelin, and Richard.”, , [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I1577  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2015 

    Father Guillaume “Lovel”, d’Ivry,   d. Aft 1153 
    Mother Mathilde, de Beaumont,   d. 1202 
    Family ID F3688  Group Sheet

    Family ? DE MOHUN 
     1. Robert DE PERCEVAL
     2. Hamelin DE PERCEVAL
    +3. Richard DE PERCEVAL,   d. 1261
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F737  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).

    2. [S59] Henney-Fox-Swenson-Thompson and Allied Families., Swenson, Swede..

    3. [S75] Collins’s Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical.’, Brydges, Sir Egerton., (London, F.C. & J. Rivington et al, 1812.).