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Male - 1091

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  • Name Reinfrid  
    Gender Male 
    Death Between 1086 and 1091  [1
    Person ID I2255  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AW, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2024 

    +1. Fulke fitz Reinfrid   d. Bef 1135
    Family ID F6725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
    • A knight, later prior of Whitby.

      "Reinfrid [...] who served as a knight under the Conqueror and later became prior of Whitby. Having entered the monastery at Evesham he accompanied Aldwin of Winchcombe to the north, and was for a while a member of the revived community at Jarrow. The conflicting details of his connexion with Whitby were examined by Professor Hamilton Thompson in his paper 'The Monastic Settlement at Hackness and its Relation to the Abbey of Whitby'. He concluded that Reinfrid, after leaving Jarrow, settled as a hermit at Whitby with the approval of William de Percy, and subsequently organized the monastic life there; that he remained there after the secession of Stephen, who had replaced him as administrator and had taken his supporters to Lastingham c. 1080, whence they went to their final home at St. Mary's, York; that, having resumed his position as prior, he obtained from William de Percy a grant of one of the churches and land at Hackness before 1086, whither he and the monks removed from Whitby; that his death as the result of an accident took place during their sojourn there, where he was buried, being succeeded by Serlo de Percy; and that the return to Whitby took place c. 1091 and not later than 1096." [Early Yorkshire Charters 11, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7400] Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 11, The Percy Fee ed. Charles Travis Clay. "Based on the Manuscripts of the Late William Farrer." Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1963.