Sir Roger Gernet Knight
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Shortly Before 8 May 1252, Lancashire, England 764
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Engaine Pedigree Chart), Vol. V, after p. 72, Roger Gernet, of Halton, forester of Lancashire, died shortly before 11 Apr 1252, was the son of Mabel de Boulers and Benet Gernet. He married, as his second wife, Quenilde, daughter and coheir of Richard Fitz Roger. His son with his first unknown wife was Benet Gernet. 220
Information about this person:
• Inquest: Inquisition Post Mortem, 8 May 1252. 764
Roger was "forester of fee to keep vert and venison in the forest of Lancaster; the issue of the said forest is worth 64 shillings yearly, and when a forge is raised in the forest, the said Roger's share of iron is worth nine shillings yearly."
Roger "held in chief of the King by bailiwick of forest 3 carucates of land in the vill of Halton." He also held "in chief of the King one carucate of land in the vill of Lec by service of the forest, worth in all issues twenty-seven shillings yearly; and a water corn mill worth fifteen shillings yearly. He also held . . ."
Named in the inquest are Sir Roger Gernet's brother William's widow, "Lady Cecily de Mascy," and his son and heir, Benedict Gernet, who is at the time of lawful age.
~Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Fuedal Aids, Vol. I, pp. 186-189
• Background Information. 403
Shortly before 1220, Henry III, appointed Roger Gernett, forester-of-fee of Lonsdale, to the general keepership.
~The Royal Forests of England, p. 99
• Background Information. 922
Roger Gernet, Chief Forester of Lancashire, had a grant of Leylandshire, and furter increased his estate by his marriage to Quenilda, fourth daughter and co-heir of Richard Fitz Roger, the founder of the priory of St. Cuthbert at Lytham. Roger died 36 Henry II, leaving a son, Benedict Gernet, who had 3 John been fined ten marks to have the serneanty of the forests of Lancashire, and to have the King's favor. His daughter and heiress married William de Dacre, son and heir of Ranulph de Dacre, Governor of Carlise, 54 Henry III. Halton was the original seat of the Gernets. It was held by service of being Chief Forester of the whole county, and they are presumed to have been the first grantees under Roger de Poitou.
~Battle Abbey Roll, p. 101