Beville. Gules a cheveron or between three bezants.
From The History of Ellington Thorpe Manor
The overlordship of ELLINGTON THORPE or SIBTHORPE or GRYMES MANOR belonged to Ramsey Abbey as a member of the barony of Broughton. Eustace de Sibthorpe held lands in Alconbury abt. 1200. Walter de Sibthorpe granted lands in Sibthorpe to Hugh, abbot of Ramsey (1216-31), and his son Robert conveyed a virgate of land in Sibthorpe to William de Beville and Isolda, his wife, in 1240. Robert md. Cecily, dau. and co-heir of Richard de Beville of Upton.
From 'Parishes: Upton', in A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 3, ed. William Page, Granville Proby and S Inskip Ladds (London, 1936), pp. 113-116 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hunts/vol3/pp113-116 [accessed 27 Dec 2015].
The undertenant in 1086 was Fulk [de Beville, Bainvilla], and his descendant Richard de Beville [Beyville], who held a knight's fee in Upton, (fn. 7) died bef. 1238 leaving three daus. and co-heirs— namely, Alice the wife of David de Malpas otherwise the Bastard, Cecily the wife of Robert de Sibthorpe, and Margery the wife of Geoffrey de Raund. (fn. 8)
Although Richard de Beville's knight's fee in Upton passed to co-heirs, another branch of the family continued to hold a large freehold there. In 1260–61 Richard de Beville granted to Agnes de Beville 2 carucates of land and £10 rent in Wood Walton and Upton for life in exchange for lands in the counties of Warwick and Sussex. (fn. 35) Probably the land dealt with was dower land of Agnes, who may have been the widow of Robert de Beville of Wood Walton (q.v.), apparently Richard's father. The Bevilles of Wood Walton continued to hold lands in Upton. In 1428 Thomas de Beville held the half fee in Upton and the half fee in Coppingford which John de Britannia formerly held. (fn. 36)
7. V.C.H. Hunts, i, 347a; Farrer, loc. cit.
8. Excerpta é Rot. Fin. (Rec. Com.), i, 316–7.
35. Feet of F. Div. Cos. file 15, no. 390.
36. Feud. Aids, ii, 475.
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