- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1086, York, Yorkshire, England 264
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Rafin was a sub-tenant of three hides in Warnham, Sussex, in 1086 [Domesday Book, vol. i, fo. 24b]. Hugh de Neville of Essex sued Robert de Caus for 2 and one-half fees in Stoke (Sussex), of which his great-greandfather, Gilbert Rafin was seised temp. Henry I [Cur. Regis Rolls, vol. iv. p. 79]. In the same 1227, the same Hugh sued Philip de Kyme for land in Ingham and Coates, Lincolnshrie, as having belonged to his grandfather temp. Henry II. The jury found that one Simon, son of William, had two nephews, Betram and William Raffyn, and to Bertram, living during the reign of Stephen, he gave land in Faldingworth, which Hugh then still held, and to William the land in Ingham and Coates; afterward, during the reign of Stephen, being angry with William, he took away the land from him, and kept it himself, and it descened to the ancestors of Philip; Hugh's grandfather was not seised of the land in dispute, temp. Henry II, but only temp. Stephen and in time of war [Bracton's Not Book, no. 251; Assize Roll 97, rot. 6].
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IX, chart between p. 502a, footnote (aa)