Sir Matthew Redmayne Knight
- Born: Bef 1190, Levens, Westmorland, England
- Marriage: Ambel de Stuteville 916
- Died: Bef 1254, Levens, Westmorland, England 898
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 916
Matthew de Redmayne was the first of at least seven knight of the same name. In 1234, he paid a fine to Robert, abbot of Furness, plaintiff. Named with Matthew is his wife Amabel and they were of the manors of Carleton and Dreg, a portion which Matthew had received in free marriage with Amabel.
These manors were members of the Stuteville fee in Cumberland, and formed a part of the dower of Joan, daughter and heir of Nicholas de Stuteville, lord of Liddel, on her marriage to Hugh Wake. It is reasonable to conclude that Amabel was a Stuteville, and a high probability that she was a daughter of William, Lord Stuteville, a favorite of King John, and the aunt of Joan de Stuteville, the wife of Hugh Wake.
Sir Matthew de Redmayne was a witness to several charter, including a grant to St. Peter's Hospital at York by Thomas de Hastings. [Hist. MSS. Commissions, Report 10. pt. 4] According to the Testa de Nevill, in 1242, Matthew held in conjuction with Robert de Conyers, one-eighth of a knight's fee in Yealand of William de Lancaster. Like his father, he held the office of seneschal of Kendal. He also was sheriff of Lancashire, 1245-48.
From records, we find at least six of Sir Matthew's children, four sons and two daughters. Henry was his heir; Ingram and Randle, who appear in 1254 as "sons of Matthew de Redmayne;" Nicholas, who appears in 1277 and 1278 in a suit with the abbot of Cokersand; and daughters Juliana and Agnes who names occur in records from 1254.
~Transactions of the Cumberland . . ., Vol. III, New Series, pp. 279-281
Matthew married Ambel de Stuteville, daughter of William de Stuteville and Bertha de Glanville.916