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Notes for William fitz Ralph

Research Notes:

William fitz Ralph of Alvaston [de Alwestone] was seneschal of Normandy and held Elvaston.

"The gift to Darley Abbey of the church of S. Michael, by William Fitzralph, included the chapel of Alvaston. Geoffrey Alselin held the manor of Alvaston, as well as Elvaston, etc., at the time of the Domesday Survey, but by some means it soon afterwards passed to Fitzralph. His daughter, Edelina, was the first wife of Hubert Fitzralph, Baron of Crich, and brought to her husband the manor of Alvaston. Their daughter and heiress, Juliana, married Anker de Frecheville." [1][2]

"William Fitz-Ralph, seneschal of Normandy, and founder of Dale Abbey, held much land in Elvaston proper, and in the other subordinate manors within the parish; so much so, that for a time the alternate presentation to the rectory was held to be in his hands, and he presented in the reign of John. One of his daughters, Edelina, married Hubert Fitz-Ralph, of Crich. Their daughter and heiress, Juliana, married Anker de Frecheville." [3]

1168-1180 William fitz Ralph, son and heir of Ralph fitz Geremund was the sheriff of Nottingham and Derbyshire. [4]

1178-1200 William fitz Ralph, son and heir of Ralph fitz Geremund was seneschal of Normandy. [5]

1200 William fitz Ralph, son and heir of Ralph fitz Geremund died in 1200. [6]

William's heirs were his three daughters, of whom the eldest, Edelina, was the wife of Hubert fitz Ralph of Crick (d. 1222). [7]


Footnotes:

[1] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. 1 (London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 1834), 42, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[2] J Charles Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. 4, "the Hundred of Morleston and Litchurch" (1879), 137, [GoogleBooks].

[3] J Charles Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. 4, "the Hundred of Morleston and Litchurch" (1879), 195, [GoogleBooks].

[4] K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, A Prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166: II Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum (Boydell Press, 2002), 892.

[5] K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, A Prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166: II Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum (Boydell Press, 2002), 892.

[6] K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, A Prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166: II Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum (Boydell Press, 2002), 892.

[7] K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, A Prosopography of persons occurring in English documents, 1066-1166: II Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum (Boydell Press, 2002), 892.


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