Rainald de Whitchurch
(Abt 1180-After 1248)


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Rainald de Whitchurch

  • Born: Abt 1180, Shrivenham, Faringdon, Berkshire, England
  • Marriage: Alice de Bolney 599
  • Died: After 1248, Shrivenham, Faringdon, Berkshire, England

bullet   Other names for Rainald were Rainald Alba Monasterio, Reynold de Blanchminster 599 and Reynold de Whitchurch.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1216
"The moiety of Shrivenham acquired by William Longespée, Earl of Salisbury, was held after his death by his widow Ela. [Rot. Lit. Claus. (Rec. Com.), ii, 110.] His son William Longespée, who received a grant in confirmation in 1229, [Cal. Chart. R. 1226-57, p. 102; Cal. Close, 1227-31, p. 223] is said to have enfeoffed two tenants, Reynold de Whitchurch and Adam de Hawtrey.

The immediate tenancy of the manor descended from Reynold de Whitchurch (living as late as 1248) to his daughter and heir Eva, who married Giles de Clifford. [Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), i, 13] In 1257 Giles de Clifford and Eva his wife appear as overlords (in right of Eva) of land in Shrivenham Hundred formerly held by Alan de Farnham. Alan de Farnham married Margaret sister of Alice wife of Reynold de Whitchurch. This they quitclaimed to William and Joan de Valence (lords of Shrivenham Salop), receiving in return a quitclaim of the 'plot of land where the manor of Stauelpeth was built.' [Feet of F. Berks. 41 Hen. III, no. 8 (file 8, no. 22)] In 1276 the manor was said to be held by Giles de Clifford. [Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), i, 13] In the same year, Reynold son of Giles de Clifford received from Ralph de Wylington and his wife Juliana a quitclaim of a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Shrivenham, which, at their instance, he granted to Joan de Chambernun. (fn. 46) It appears that Joan de Chambernun, mother of Ralph de Wylington, was daughter of Eva and William de Chambernun. [Sir W. Pole, Collections towards Description of County of Devon, 422] It is possible, therefore, from the devolution of the manor, that the daughter of Reynold de Whitchurch married, first, William de Chambernun, by whom she had a daughter Joan who married Ralph de Wylington the elder, and, secondly, Giles de Clifford. Joan de Chambernun was holding the manor in 1284. [Assize R. Mich. 12 Edw. I, m. 6 (Agarde's MS. index)] Before 1310, it had descended to John de Wylington, son of Ralph and Juliana, who in that year received a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Stalpits. [Cal. Chart. R. 1300-26, p. 16]

~A History of the County of Berkshire, Vol. IV, pp. 531-543

• Background Information. 599
According to Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 36-37, Eve de Blanchminster (or Whitchurch) was married first to William de Champernoun who was living in 1235, or Umberleigh in Atherington and High Bickington, Devon, Hampton Gay and Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire. Eva was the daughter and heiress of Reynold de Blanchminster (or Whitchurch) who was lifing in 1248, by his wife Alice, daughter and co-heiress of Nicholas de Bolney.

• Background Information. 141
Ralph de Wilington
married, before 17 July 1238, Joan, daughter and heir of William de Champernon, by Eve, daughter of Rainald de Whitchurch (Albo Monasterio), of Shrivenham, Berkshire. He died between April 1255 and July 1260. Joan was living in 1284-86.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XII/B, p.645

Rainald married Alice de Bolney, daughter of Nicholas Bolney and Unknown.599

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