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Robert de Bussel

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• Background Information. 764
Robert Bussel was the son of Geoffrey Bussel, a younger son of Warine, the founder of Penwortham Priory. The major portion of this estate descended, through his daughter Avice's marriage to John de Farrington, to the Farringtons of Werden.

~ Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, A.D. 1205-1307, p. 34

• Background Information. 827,1108
A family bearing the local name is early found in possession of Farington, but the whole or larger part was surrendered to the abbot and acquired by William de Meols, whose son John de Farington, by his marriage with Avice daughter of Robert Bussel *, acquired a moiety of the manor of Leyland. Their estate also was known as the 'manor' of Farington. John was succeeded by his son William de Farington [Penwortham Priory, 17-20; Assize R. 424, m. 1 d] and his grandson William [Penwortham Priory, 18 note] ; the latter in 1348 obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Leyland and Farington, and licence to enclose a hundred acres of land and wood in those townships and make a park [Charter R. 143 , 22 Edw. III, m. 30, no. 41].

* Robert Bussel granted to Penwortham Priory the service of John son of William de Meols, clerk, for an oxgang of land in Leyland [Kuerden fol. MS. p. 58]. Geoffrey Bussel of Leyland granted to John de Farington son of William de Meols the homage and service of certain of his tenants in Longton [Harl. MS. 2042, fol. 101b].

~VCR: The History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. VI, pp. 61-65


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