Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I11125
  • Name: Walter Deincourt
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1042 in Normandy, France
  • Death: BEF 1103 in Blankney, Lincolnshire, England
  • Burial: Lincoln Cathedral (probably)
  • Note:

    Walter de Ayncourt, de Eyncourt, or d'Eyncourt, a noble Norman, one of the distinguished companions in arms of the Conqueror, was cousin to Remigius, first Norman bishop of Lincoln*, who built the cathedral there, and obtained as his share of the spoil, sixty-seven lordships in several counties, of which many were in Lincolnshire, where Blankney was his chief seat, and the head of his feudal barony. By his wife, Matilda, he had two sons, William and Ralph. William, probably the eldest, while receiving his education in the Court of King William Rufus, d. there, as appears by an inscription on a plate of lead, found in the churchyard near the west door of Lincoln Cathedral, before Dugdale published his baronage, which contains an engraving of the plate, still preserved in the library of that church. From this inscription it seems he was descended from the royal family, probably through his mother. The inscription runs as follows: -- "Hic jacet Wilhelmus filius Walteri Aiencuriensis, consanguinei Remigii Episcopi Lincolnensis, qui hanc ecclesiam fecit -- Pr?fatus Wilhelmus, regid stirpe progenitus, dum in curia Wilhelmi filii magni Regis Wilhelmi qui Angliam conquisivit aleretur III. Kalend. Novemb. obiit." [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 170, d'Eyncourt, Barons d'Eyncourt]
    *Remigius, Almoner of Fécamp in Normandy, made Bishop of Dorchester by William the Conqueror, and soon after transferred the see to Lincoln, 1067-1092
  • _UID: C23025FC31524D1880AEABD6615F7C8B7184
  • Change Date: 17 DEC 2006

    Marriage 1 Matilda
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Ralph Deincourt b: ABT 1072 in Blankney, Lincolnshire, England
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