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Gilbert Fitz Reinfrid

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  • Name Gilbert Fitz Reinfrid  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1219  [2
    Alternate death Bef 5 May 1220  of Kendal, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Alternate death Bef 6 May 1220  [6
    Person ID I830  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2018 

    Father Roger fitz Reinfrid,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1196 
    Mother Alice Foliot 
    Family ID F4882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hawise de Lancaster,   d. Aft Sep 1226 
    Married Bef 20 Jul 1189  [7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Hawise de Lancaster
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F5078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Gilbert fitz Roger. "Steward to Henry II, in France 118-89, and later to Richard I; was justice of the King's Court 1185, sheriff of Lancashire 1205-1216, and of Yorkshire 1209-1212." [Ancestral Roots]

      Andrew Lancaster (citation details below):

      Gilbert Fitz Reinfred. Often referred to in his charters in a more complete way as Gilbert son of Roger Fitz Reinfred. (Reinfred seems to have been his grandfather.) His ancestors are thought to have also used the name or title of "De Bruere".

      Gilbert was William de Lancaster II's son-in-law, but sometimes dubiously said to be a distant relative of the de Lancasters, with various groundless connections between Reinfrid, Taillebois and Workington being spread over the internet.

      More seriously, he is argued to have been the first Lord of Kendal who was really a Baron of Kendal. He was an important man, who was constantly in the retinue of King Henry while in France in 1180-89. Later, he also took part in the incidents surrounding the creation of the Magna Carta in the time of King John, leading to his sons imprisonment during action taking place near Rochester. His children's marriages show a very strong alliance with yet another Anglo-Scottish dynasty, the "De Brus" family. He was Sheriff of Lancaster from 1205 to 1215.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1174] "The de Lancasters of Westmorland," by Andrew Lancaster.

    2. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998., place only.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., date only.

    5. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., year and place only.

    6. [S1484] John Watson, "Roger fitz Reinfrid: His Family and Connections," 25 Apr 2017.

    7. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    8. [S1484] John Watson, "Roger fitz Reinfrid: His Family and Connections," 25 Apr 2017., "between 1185 and 1189".

    9. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., "about July 1189".