Roger Tempest
(1098-After 1155)


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Roger Tempest

  • Born: Circ 1098 1226
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1155 1226

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• Background Information. 831
The family of Tempest had maintained a leading position in Yorkshire from an early era and many of its members held places of great trust upon the Scottish Border during the reigns of the Edwards and the Henries.

Roger Tempest, lord of the manor of Bracewell was living at the time of Henry I (1100-1135), and was a witness to several charters cited in the Monasticon. He was the father of Richard, who followed him.

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I, pg. 289

• Web Reference: Articles on the Tempest Family On Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy. 1226
Roger Tempest was a witness, with Bertram de Bulmer, William de Arches and Simon fil: Gospatric to the charter by which Cecilia de Rumelli and William de Meschines her husband founded the monastery for Augustinian monks at Embsay, near Skipton in Craven [Dodsw. MSS, vol. 118, fol. 145, No. V, Copy of deed]. ). Roger Tempest with Richard his brother, Osmund the chaplain, Peter de Marton, and William his son, witnessed (before January 1154-5) from Alice de Rumelli, with the assent of her son William, the grant of a carucate of land in Broctun (Broughton-in-Craven) to the monks of St John of Pontefract, of which Ranulf held 3 bovates, William his bro-ther one, Walter two & Antkil two bovates, together with a house (mansuram) in the same vill, where the monks may use hospitality, given in pure alms for the good of the soul of her lord, William fil: Duncan (Chartulary of St John of Pontefract, [York Record Soc.], vol. 2, p.477, No. 396). As king Henry I confirmed this grant at Northampton in January 1154-5, it must have been made before that month (Ibid., vol. 1, p. 100 note and 102). About 1156, Roger Tempest with Richard his son, Peter de Marton, William de Rilleston etc: witnessed the grant of Alice de Rumelli of vj bovates of land in Appletrewick to Edulfo de Culnesc (Kilnsey) (Dodsw: MSS, vol. 83, fol. 1). It is probable that Roger Tempest was of Norman origin and came with the Meschines or de Rumellis from Normandy.

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