Randolph de Trafford
- Born: 940-1036, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Abt 1050, Lancashire, England about age 110 720
Another name for Randolph was Ranulphus a thane.
Called Ranulphus, the Thane 818
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 804
The old knightly family of Trafford, seated at Trafford, in the county Palatine of Lancaster, dated back to a period antecedent to the Norman conquest. Randolph de Trafford, who flourished after the Conquest, was the father of another Randolph.
~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV pg. 247
• Background Information. 720
The pedigree of this ancient house begins with Ralph or Randulphus, who flourished in the time of Canute, the Dane, and who, according to popular tradition, was lord of Trafford at that time. Randulphus is said to have died about the year 1050, in the reign of Edward the Confessor, leaving a son, who bore the same name. Randulphus's heirs were a rare case of a Saxon family that were able to retain possession of the lands held by their ancestors rather than having them taken by a Norman invader.
~Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, pgs. 166-167