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Walter Deincourt

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  • Name Walter Deincourt 
    Born of Blankney, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1088 and 1103  [2
    Person ID I370  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Matilda 
    Children 
    +1. Ralph Deincourt
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F4299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Walter D'Aincourt, d'Eyncourt, etc. Domesday lord of Blankney, Lincolnshire.

      "Walter de Aincourt was a substantial Domesday tenant-in-chief, notably in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. In the early thirteenth century the representative of the family was his descendant Oliver. In the feodary of 1212-1220 in the Registers of Philip Augustus under the rubric 'Ballivia domini Gaufridi de Capella' ie. the bailiwick of Caux in which Ancourt lay, is the entry 'Terra Oliveri de Eincuria unum feodum apud Eincuriam'. Oliver had remained in England and adhered to John; Ancourt would therefore be in the French King's hand. The epitaph of William son of Walter de Aincourt, the Domesday tenant-in-chief, preserved in Lincoln Cathedral, describes Walter as kinsman of Remigius bishop of Lincoln; it is to be noted that Remigius had been a monk and almoner of Fecamp and that the abbot of Fecamp was patron of the church of Ancourt. In 1870 the remains of the castle were to be seen near the church." [The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis C. Lloyd. Charles Travis Clay and David C. Douglas, eds. Leeds: Harleian Society, 1951.]

      "The arms of this family were, Azure, billetty and a fesse dancette Or. Aincourt is a village in the Vexin normand." [Complete Peerage IV:118, note (b).]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S353] Rosie Bevan, 3 Oct 2002, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.