Name: Thomas (The Elder) Edinesser or de Edensoure
Residence: Derbyshire and Warwickshire
Change Date: 16 JAN 2013
Saswalo (the progenitor of all the Ensors?) had possibly three sons - Saswalo - who came over with William the Conqueror and received nine Kinghts fees in Derbyshire, including the Saxon settlement of Ednesour, (formerly held in Saxon times by Levenot and Chetoi). Ralph and Roger who also received land from the Conqueror. Saswalo held 9 knights fees or manors from Henrie de Ferrers St. Hilaire and had issue Sewallis I b.1036- ? who became Earl Ferrers, Baron Tamworth. Sewallis I had two sons Henrie fil Sewallis and Fulcherus de Sirelei (Shirley) who had six sons including Sewallis de Sirelei of Halaughton, Derbyshire. He in turn had five sons including:
Dominus Fulcher de Edensor (Ednesour) and Chatsworth who had four sons, the senior line descended through Sir Thomas de Edensor who died without male issue in 1285.
(Posting on Ensor Family Genealogy Forum)
In 1285, when the Lord of the Manor Thomas de Edensor (or Ensor) died, he left his lands (which included Baddesley Ensor) between his sister Amice and his grand nephew Richard de Herthill. Amice, then aged 50, and married to Andrew de Derlye, took the manor of Baginton.
On Amice's death in 1302 the manor of Baginton passed to the Herthill family, who sold it to Sir William Bagot, probably in the 1380's
When the Manor [of Hartle Hall, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire] passed from the De Ferrers it came to the Edensors, and so by marriage to the Herthills.
The arms of the Edensor family of Hartington, Derbyshire, include horse shoes. They had adopted it to show their connection to the powerful Ferrers family, Earls of Derby. Around 1220 William de Ferrers had granted land in Hartington to the Edensors.
Obtained a special licence from Pope Urban IV (1261-64) to build a chapel at ... but it remained in his family but two descents, and then by a female heir, it passed to the Herthulls.
(Magna Britannia Antiqua & Nova: Staffordshire - Warwickshire - Page 710. 1738)
Father: Generation (s) de Edensor
- Ellinor or Joan Edinesser
- Type: Book
Periodical: Old Halls of Derbyshire
Author: John Tilley