Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. II
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
from Loveday or Louday, Toulouse. Several of this name occur in the thirteenth century; Alexander, Walter, Nicolas, and Roger de Loveday held in Kent; Roger also in Lincolnshire; John in Lincolnshire; and Richard in Huntingdonshire.—Rotuli Hundredorum. This Richard witnessed a charter of Almaric Peche (Mon. Angl. ii. 84). William de Loveday was a benefactor of the Knights Templars (Ibid. i. 545): and probably the same William, seated in Oxfordshire, who received a writ of military summons in 1297.—Palgrave's Parliamentary Writs. About the same time, Katherine, one of the sisters and co-heiresses of Richard Loveday, and youngest daughter of Roger Loveday and Sibilla his wife, married Roger de Tichborne, and brought him various manors in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Another and elder sister married Richard Hakoun. Their armorial bearings were Azure, 3 bars dancettee Or.—Archaeological Journal, 1855. Roger Loveday was a Justice Itinerant in Gloucester in 1286. The Lovedays now seated in Oxfordshire do not trace their descent further back than the first years of the last century, and acquired Williamscote, near Banbury, through an heiress in 1777.
It was probably the William Loveday already mentioned, who held in Great Wilburgham, Cambridgeshire, of the King in capite, "by the serjeanty of finding a soar sparhawk, and carrying it to the King's court, and there staying 12 days, with 2 horses, 2 pages, and 2 greyhounds, at the cost of the King."—Plac. Coron. Ed. I. Cant.
In addition to that already given, three other coats are attributed to this family. The Lovedays of Essex have Azure three fleurs de lis Or; those of Norfolk, and Cheston in Suffolk, Per pale, Argent and Sable, an eagle displayed with two necks counterchanged, gorged with a ducal coronet Or: and another branch, Sable guttee de sang, on a chief Argent three greyhounds' heads erased of the first, collared Or. In Essex the name still existed in the early part of the seventeenth century. John Loveday, of Dudinghurst, occurs there about 1610.