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  • Name Godric  
    Born of Gooderstone, Swaffam, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1087  [1
    Person ID I1341  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Ingrid fitz Edwin,   b. of Gooderstone, Swaffam, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. (Unknown daughter of Godric)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Inquest as to Knights' Fees in 1212 found that Willelmus de Monte Caniso tenuit fruit quondam dominicum Regis, et data fuit antecessoribus predicti Willemi per Henricum Regem avum domini Regis [a not uncommon description of Henry I in official records of the time of King John]. This seems to purport rather that land, which had been Godric's, passed to the Munchensy family than that Hubert, son of Godric, who witnessed a lease to his brother Ralph, 1134-40, assumed the name of Munchensy as has been supposed. Godric dapifer -- ie. steward -- held in 1086 many lands in Norfolk and Suffolk both in fee of the Crown and as the King's steward, including Gooderstone (Gurreston), Wramplingham, Winfarthing and Rockland; Bergh and Appleton he held of the Bishop of Ely, and had a lease of Little Melton from the abbey of St Benet Hulme; in Essex he was in charge of Great Sampford for the King. He was a prominent figure in East Anglia already in 1080, and in 1087 and later was sheriff of Norfolk and (or) Suffolk. In many of his Domesday holdings his predecessor in 1066 had been Edwin, teinus dominicus regis Edwardi, who, with his wife Ingrid, had given Little Melton to St Benet. The fact of Godric's thus succeeding to the lands of Edwin, coupled with the name of his wife -- also Ingrid -- suggests that Godric had married the daughter of the pre-Conquest holder. Godric and his wife also gave Little Melton to St Benet; and Ralph, son of Godric, and his wife Letseline, and, after his death, his widow Basile, held leases of that manor from the abbey for their lives. The lease of Basile, interpreted in the terms of that to Ralph, proves that he must have d. s.p. The cartulary also records the names of Ralph's brother Eudo and nephew Lisewy." [Complete Peerage IX:411, note (h).]

  • Sources 
    1. [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.