|SOME NOTES ON MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GENEALOGY|
Volume 8, pages 179, 180:
He [Matthew de Lovaine (d. 1302)] m., 1stly, on or before 31 May 1268, Helisant, a kinswoman of Henry III, who gave 300 marks as her marriage portion. He m. 2ndly, Maud POYNTZ. He d. early in 1302, the writ to the escheator being issued on 24 May. Dower was assigned to his widow Maud 8 July 1302. ...
THOMAS DE LOVAINE, s. and h., was a minor at his father's death, having been b. 11 July 1291, at Bildeston, Suffolk, and bap. in Chelsworth church.(d)
Idem [Cal. Patent Rolls, 1301-07], p. 425.
Matthew seems to have had another wife between Helisant and Maud - apparently a sister of Thomas de Blakenham - who was the mother of Thomas, his son and heir, and died immediately after his birth. Thomas's proof of age records that his uncle, Thomas de Blakenham, was one of his godfathers, and mentions the subsequent death of his mother [Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, vol. 5, no 539; the reference given above is incorrect].
[This evidence was pointed out by Rosie Bevan in June 2004,
Matthew's wives having also been discussed by J. Garner,
C. E. Wood, Tim Powys-Lybbe and John Ravilious.
Item last updated 13 July 2004.]