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The de Busli Landholdings

Back to Roger de Busli of Tickhill, Yorkshire 
This is a record of the de Busli/de Builli land holdings from their arrival in England in 1066 until the last direct heir of the line, Idonea de Builli Vipont, died in 1241 upon which the family land was divided between her two daughter's husbands.

Roger de Busli's Capital Holdings

For Roger's support in 1066, King William I (the Conqueror) granted him a vast area in the north covering considerable portions of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire which would become the Honour of Tickhill.  The Domesday Book records that Roger held land in Nottinghamshire (all or part of 110 manors) and South Yorkshire (58 manors) and in some adjacent parts of Lincolnshire (3 manors), Leicestershire (5 manors) and Derbyshire (7 manors) directly from the King in 1086.  After Roger's death in 1101 the King took the land back, after a brief time when it was in Robert de Belesme's hands along with the wardship of Roger's heir, the 4 year old Roger II, until the boy's death 3 years later followed by Belesme's rebellion against the king and his banishment from the kingdom.  So the vast holding of the Honour of Tickhill did not remain in the family other than the few manors which Roger had sub-enfoeffed to his brother, Ernold de Builli, and which Ernold continued to hold under the King.  Bannerman lists Ernold's manors as the large manors of Maltby and Kimberworth just to the west of Tickhill as well as the manors of Sandby, Scausby, Faldham and Brodesworth in Yorkshire and the manors of Stanford-upon-Sore, Peverelthorpe and Torlakeston in Nottinghamshire.

Roger de Busli's Acquired Holdings   

Roger had also acquired several holdings in his own right which did not get seized by the King on his death and were passed to his young son and heir, Roger II, who died three years after his father.  Roger II's heir was his cousin Jordan de Builli.  With the end of the de Busli senior line, Ernold de Builli's junior line became the new senior line.
These holdings included Sampford Peverell in Devonshire which had been given to Roger de Bully 'with his wife' by Queen Mathilda; the manors of Hallam, Attercliffe and Sheffield in Yorkshire which King William's niece Judith had sub-enfoeffed to Roger and a half share in the manors of Blackburn, Whalley, Huncoat, Walton-le-Dale and Pendleton in South Lancashire which Roger de Poitou had granted jointly to Roger and Albert de Grelley. 

John de Builli's Acquisitions in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Jordan de Builli's grandson, John de Builli, married Cecily de Bussey, the daughter and co-heir of William de Bussey and Rohese FitzGilbert.  Cecily had inherited the manor of Essendine in Rutland; a half-share in the manor of Old Wardon, Bedfordshire; a half share in the manor of Buckland, Buckinghamshire; Prescote and Bourton in Oxfordshire and Morton, Lincolnshire from her mother and so these became John's possessions.    

The Last de Builli Holdings

When John de Builli died in 1213 his heir was his daughter Idonea de Builli who had married Robert Vipond sometime in the 1190's.  We can reconstruct the holdings which John passed to his daughter as the land was passed from Idonea in 1241 to her son John whose heir was Robert II whose heirs when he died in 1263 were his two daughters, Isabel and Idonea II, which resulted in the last of the de Builli property which had been passed to the Viponds being taken to the Clifford and Leybourn families by their marriages.  The inquisitions post mortem for both Isabel and Idonea II's husbands have survived and contain records of the holdings which they held by right of their wives, which can be matched with former de Builli land which John de Builli had held.  The only land missing from the ipm's is the manor of Sandbec which Idonea had granted to Roche Abbey along with her body in 1241.

In December 1282 a on the decease of Roger de Clifford his IPM listed his property holdings, all held under his wife Isabel’s right to:

co. Bedford: Eyeworth

co. York:  A moiety (half share) of Maltby with Lord Roger de Layborne in right of their wives, the coheirs of Robert de Veteri-Ponte; pertinent to the Manor of Maltby were 6 ½ knight’s fees (the estates as given above as Kymberworth, Scausby, Faldam, Stanford-on-Sore, Pevelthorp, Brodesworth and Torlakeston (Ernuld de Busli’s original holding just less Sandbec now)); total yearly value of Maltby 19£ 0s 4 3/4d

co. Rutland: Essenden; total yearly value 29£ 5s 6d so this was a big area with many sub-tenants

co. Bucks: a moiety of Bocland

co. Lincoln: Morton


In 1284 the IPM of Roger de Leybourn listed the following property held under his wife Idonea II’s right:

Co. York: the Manor of Kimberworth and the manor of Maltby (he had originally held only a moiety but acquired the other moiety after Roger de Clifford’s decease in 1282 above); Austerfield and Bawtry

Co. Northants: Parva Brynton and Neubotle

Co. Notts.: Perlthorpe

Co. Beds.: Eyeworth

Co. Bucks: the other moiety of the manor of Bockland


This site was last updated 12/27/19