Alfred de Cumbray
- Born: Abt 1150, Leigh Cumbre, Salopshire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
Another name for Alfred was Alured de Cumbray or Cumbrae713, and Alured de Combrai 141
~VCH: A History of the County of Chester, Vol. III, p. 171, Adam Dutton's wife was Agnes, daughter of Roger, who was the son of Alured de Cumbray. 957
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1253
By the mid12th century the lord of this part of Shirburn manor appears to have been Roger Fitz Alfred, for he gave the mill and apparently also the church to Dorchester Abbey. [O.A.S. Rep. 1909, 13] He can be identified as the son of Alfred de Cumbray, lord of Lee Cumbray (Shrops.), who may himself have been in possession of Shirburn lands, since an Alfred of Shirburn, witnessed an Oxfordshire charter of Robert d'Oilly about 1139. [Sandford Cart. i. 50] The Cumbray family were prominent tenants in the 12th century of Chester honor in Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Oxfordshire. [Facsimiles of Early Cheshire Charters, pp. 15, 22; cf. Ormerod, Ches. i. 659, 662, 663; Chartulary of St. Werburgh's, Chester, ed. J. Tait, i (Chetham Soc. n.s. lxxix), 122-4.] Roger Fitz Alfred's other Oxfordshire estate was at Pishill and he is probably the Roger Fitz Alfred of Shirburn who witnessed a local charter about 1158. [T. Madox, Formulare Anglicanum, no. 415., p. 156, n. 81] Alive about 1186 to 1194, [St. Werburgh's Chart. i, p. 24] he must have died in the next decade when his Oxfordshire property seems to have descended to one of his younger sons, Ralph Fitz Roger, who in 1204 gave dower in Pishill and Shirburn to Roger's second wife Maud de Frodsham. [Fines Oxon. 2] As at Pishill, the Fitz Alfred's land in Shirburn or rather a portion of it, for there were two tenants of the D'Oilly manor in the 13th century, went eventually to the Duttons, descendants of Roger Fitz Alfred's daughter Agnes, who married Adam de Dutton, Seneschal of the Constable of Chester and a prominent Cheshire landowner in the late 12th century.
~A History of the County of Oxford, Volume VIII, pp.179-198
• Background Information. 1429
By 1167 Leegomery belonged to Alfred de Cumbray (fl. 1180). Later it was held in chief by John de Cumbray, at whose death (c. 1199) it passed to his son (brother ?) Roger (d. c. 1213), whose coheirs were Parnel (fl. 1218) and Agnes de Cumbray. Parnel was Simon Tuchet's widow, and by 1221 Leegomery had passed to their son Thomas (d. c. 1234), who held by serjeanty.
History of the County of Shropshire, Volume XI, pp. 215-221