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Henry de Pierrepont

Male - Bef 1291


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  • Name Henry de Pierrepont  [1, 2
    Born of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1291  [3
    Person ID I2485  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert de Pierrepont 
    Family ID F2572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annora de Manvers,   b. 1247, of Holme, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1314  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Robert de Pierrepont,   d. 1334
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F1488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Another family resident near Nottingham, the Pierpoints, present a similar picture of stagnation. They came originally from Pierrepont, near Grandcourt in Picardy, and settled at Hurstpierpoint in Sussex soon after the Conquest; but it was not until the marriage, in the second half of the thirteenth century, of Sir Henry Pierpoint (steward of the castle of Knaresborough which belonged to Edmund of Almaine (d. 1300), earl of Cornwall) to Annora, daughter and eventual heiress of Sir Michael Manvers (d. 1255) of Holme Pierrepont, that a branch of the family became major Nottinghamshire landholders. In addition to the valuable manor of Holme (subsequently known as Holme Pierrepont), she brought to Sir Henry the south Yorkshire manor of Anston, and the couple also made several purchases: from Sir Ralph Salvayn, the manor of Holbeck Woodhouse in north-west Nottinghamshire; from Sir Richard Weston, the manor of Weston near Tuxford; and from Sir Robert Tibetot, the manor of Sneinton near Nottingham. They made further acquisitions at Ashover in Derbyshire and Langford near Newark. Their son, Sir Robert (d. 1334), a notable soldier and keeper of Newark Castle, added a manor at Rolleston, also near Newark, granted to him by his father-in-law, Sir John Heriz (d. 1299), in free marriage. Thereafter, it was not until c. 1469, when Sir Henry Pierpoint (d. 1499) finally acquired the manors of Gonalston, Widmerpool, and Tibshelf, once of Sir John Heriz and over which Sir Henry's grandfather, Sir Henry (d. 1452), had been in dispute with Ralph (d. 1456), Lord Cromwell, that any significant addition was made to the very considerable estates the family held at the end of the thirteenth century, and it was not until the marriage in 1601 of Robert Pierpoint (1584 - 1643), later first earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, that the family again married an heiress." [Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire by S. J. Payling, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1132] Pierrepont Genealogies from Norman Times to 1913 by R. Burnham Moffat. 1913.

    2. [S1353] Rosie Bevan, 10 Jul 2007, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [S73] Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire by S. J. Payling. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.