Extracts from: "The Story of Haversham" by Rev. Samuel Hilton, M.A. Rector of Haversham

[In Anglo-Saxon days
presumably a chief named Haefaer.]
c.966 Aelfgifu (or Elgiva), a kinswoman of King Edgar, to whom she left it in her will.
c.1059 Countess Gueth, widoe of Ralph, Earl of Hereford.
1068 conferred on William Peverel, baron, by William the Conqueror.
1113 William Peverel, baron, his grandson.
1154 confiscated by King Henry II.
1175 Robert de Haversham and Nichols de Haversham are first mentioned.
1190 Hugh de Haversham in possession.
1221 Sir Nicholas de Haversham succeeded his father, Hugh, and did homage for the Knight's fee in Haversham.
1251 Sir Nicholas de Haversham his son; termed Lord Haversham; he was Constable of the Castle of Northampton in 1264.
1273 Maud (or Matilda) his daughter, aged 6 months; custody of the Manor granted to Queen Eleanor.
Maud married-
(1) Sir James de la Plaunche, d. 1306
(2) Sir John de Olney, d 1335
Children of Maud and Sir James de la Plaunche:-
(1) William, who succeeded in 1329
(2) Joan, who married Sir John de Pabenham.
1329 Sir William de la Plaunche, who married:-
(1) Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John Hillary, Chief Justice of Common Pleas;
(2) Hawise.
1335 Sir William de la Plaunche, his son, aged 10. Roger Hillary and John Legge, guardians.
1347 Katherine, his daughter, aged 4; married William de Birmingham.
1389 Elizabeth, a daughter of Sir William de la Plaunche; married Sir John de Birmingham; Lord Grey, d. 1387; John, Lord Clinton, d. 1398; Sir John Russell. On her death in 1423 the succession was in dispute for several years.
1423 Isobel Strickland, a great-grand-daughter of Lady Maud and Sir John de Olney.
1444 Richard Strickland, her son, aged 13 years, grandson of Joan, the daughter of Lady Maud and Sir James de la Plaunche.
1466 Sir William Lucy.
1457 Sir William Lucy, of Charlcote, a great-great-grandson of Joan, the daughter of Lady Maud and Sir James de la Plaunche.
1466 Sir William Lucy.
1491 Edmund Lucy.
1497 Sir Thomas Lucy.
1525 William Lucy.
1551 Sir Thomas Lucy, described in 1572 as "of Harsham, alias Haversham."
1600 Sir Thomas Lucy.
1605 Sir Thomas Lucy, who was succeeded by 3 sons in turn.
1640 Spencer Lucy.
1653 Robert Lucy.
1660 Richard Lucy, who sold the Manor to
1664 Maurice Thompson, succeeded by his son,
1671 John Thompson; created Baronet in 1673; and Baron Haversham of Haversham in 1696.
1710 Maurice, Lord Haversham, his son, who sold the estate for £24,500 to
1728 Lucy Knightley, a descendant of the Lucy family.
1738 Valentine Knightley, his son
1754 Lucy Knightley, his son, who sold the Manor, Parish and Advowson to the Trustees of
1764 Alexander Small, who was at the time a minor.
- Alexander Small, his son, at whose death the estate, not included in the Advowson, was sold to
1806 William Greaves and Roger Ratcliffe.
1815 The Manor and 503 acres assigned to Wm. Greaves for £15,500; the Mill and 360 acres assigned to Roger Ratcliffe for £6,000. On the death of Wm. Greaves in 1816, without children, the estate was further divided, and the reduced Manor portion was vested in his brother:-
1817 Thomas Greaves.
1826 Edmund Greaves, his son.
1867 John Albert Greaves, his nephew, Vicar of Towcester, and afterwards Rector of Great Leighs, Essex.
1919 Henry Thomas Shaw, who sold it for £11,000 to
1926 Price Jones, who again sold it for £7,000 to
1928 Colonel Edwin H. Pickwoad. C.M.G. Died in London, and the estate sold for £3,150 to
1932 Alfred Giles O. Randall, the present owner.