Ralph de Trafford
(-Abt 1050)
Ralph de Trafford
(Bef 1030-After 1030)
Robert de Tafford


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Robert de Tafford

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 1120, Lancashire, England 720

bullet  General Notes:

Living during the reign of William Rufus and Henry I, left a son, "Henry fil Roberti."

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV p. 248 804

~The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Made in the Year 1664-5, Part III, p. 315 818

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 720
Robert, who was joined with his father, Randulphus in a pardon and protection granted to them about the year 1080 by Hamon, the Norman, baron of Dunham Massey. He died in 1120, leaving a son, Henry.

~Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, p. 168

• Background Information. 1307
"Robertus, filius Radulphi, filii Radulphi de Trafford". He lived in William Rufus his tyme and the begining of Henry first his raigne about the yeare 1120. He left a sonne called Henry (who) by this stile received lands from Helias de Pendlebury in Guilderstead, from Gospatrick de Chorlton, from Hamo de Massy in Stretford, from Adam de Cheetham neere the river Medlock, from Matthew Fitz Builielmi."

~A History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford in Mancester, pp. 103-104

• Records. 1525
1. Hamund de Maci to Ralph son of Randolph and Robert his son and their heirs. Grant of Wlfernote (Wlfret note) and his heirs (heredes sues), to hold freely of grantor and his heirs in consideration of 4 marks. Witnesses of this agreement (convcncionis): Adam the chaplain, Robert de Maci, Robert de Tattun, William de Tattun, Matthew de Bromhale, Matthew de Mortun (Moston), Roger 6on of Hamund de Maci, Adam son of Richard, [Geoffrey son of Robert de Maci, Robert Malveisin,] Geoffrey son of Richard de Maci, Simon 6on of Hugh, William his brother, and Hugh de Maci, Robert the reeve (prepositus) and Hugh his son. [Raines MS. xxv. f. 87; Harl. MS. 2112, f. 137]

2. Hamund de Masci to Robert son of Ralph and his heirs. Grant of Wolfernote (Wolflet note) and his heirs, to hold of grantor, etc., in accordance with his father's charter. Witnesses: Matthew de Bromhall, Hugh de Maci, Robert de Maci, Hamund de Maci son of Hamund, AdamJ and William his brethren, Peter Canutus, Robert de Arderne, Simon de T urre, Richard son of Kospatric, William and Roger brethren of Sir Hugh the reeve (?), Hugh de Stretford, Robert Fitz Warin, Henry his brother, Robert the clerk.' [Raines MS. xxv. f. 90; Harl. MS. 2112, f. 137]

3. Hamon de Mascy to Robert son of Ralph. Gift of one bovate of land in Stretford, namely an eighth part of the town, in fee and inheritance, to hold of grantor and his heirs for his homage and service and a rent of 2s. Witnesses: Adam son of Orm, Robert de Stokeport, Hugh de Dotterie (Duttone ?), Matthew de Bromhale, Hugh de Mascy, Alan de Tattun, Simon caenarius, Hugh the baker (?), Hugh de Stretford, Robert de Mascy, Henry de Stretford, Robert de Erdene, William (the shepherd ?), Thomas and Richard clerks. [Raines MS. xxv. f. 178]

4. Hamon de Mascy to Henry son of Robert. Gift, for his homage and service, of one bovate of land of grantor's demesne in Asselehe (Ashleyhay ?), which Uhtred held, namely a fourth part of the town, to hold to him and his heirs of grantor and his heirs (with reservations concerning pannage) at a rent of 3/. Witnesses: Patrick de Modburley, Hugh de Mascy, Richard de Kingesley, Liolf de Twamlawe, Richard his son, Alan de Tatton, Adam de Bromhale, Adam de Carinton, William de Mascy clerk, Henry de (Fulsahe ?), John de Barton, Matthew de Birches, Hugh de Stretford, Richard the clerk of Manchester. [Raines MS. xxv. f. 80-1]

5. Hamon de Mascy to Henry son of Robert de Trafford. Gift, for his homage and service, of one bovate of land of grantor's demesne in Stretford, which William son of Robert held, to hold to him and his heirs of grantor and his heirs at a rent of 2s., with quittance of the service of a doomsman, which js to be performed by another tenant. Witnesses: Robert de Penulbury, Adam his son, Geoffrey de Burfun ?], Adam de Aston, Hugh de Mascy, Robert his son, Alan de Taton, Henry de Aston, Hugh de Stretford, William de Radeclive, Alexander de Pilkinton, Richard the clerk of Manchester. [Raines MS. xxv. f. 177]

"The Trafford Legend," The Ancestor, Volume IX, pp. 70-71


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