Walter d’Aincourt


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Walter d’Aincourt

  • Born: 1059, Ancourt, Seine-Maritime, Frace
  • Marriage: Matilda 737
  • Died: 1102, Blankney, Lincolnshire, England at age 43

bullet   Another name for Walter was Walter Deincourt.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 897
Walter came, it seems from Aincourt in the Norman Vexin, near Mantes. He obtained several manors in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. His chief seat was at Blankney, which was the head of the barony of his descendants. Very little is known about Walter, but he was a cousin of Bishop Remigius de Fescamp, who removed his see to Lincoln and built a cathedral there. Walter's family and the bishop's family must have been connected before the Conquest brought them both to England.

The Yorkshire Archćological and Topographical Journal, Volume 4. pp. 228-229

• Background Information. 141
Walter D'Aincurt was the son and hier of Ralph, who married Basilie. Ralph was the son and heir of Walter d'Aincurt, the Domesday lord of Blankley.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 118, footnote (c)

• Background Information. 737
Walter de Ayncourt, de Eyncourt or d'Eyncourt, a noble Norman, one of the distinguished companions in arms of the Conqueror, by his wife Matilda, had two sons, William and Ralph.

Burke's A Genealogical History of the Dormant. Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages, of the British Empire, 1866 Edition, p. 170

• Web Reference: Walter d'Aincourt from Wikipedia.
Walter D'Aincourt
(or Walter Deincourt) accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066 and was rewarded with a large number of manors in a number of counties but particularly Nottinghamshire after the Norman conquest. Walter's first son, William, died young and was buried in Lincoln Cathedral. Walter's other son, Ralph, lived to become the second Baron Deincourt.

• Web Reference: The Conqueror and His Companions.
he services of Walter d'Aincourt, whatever they may have been, were rewarded by the Conqueror with the gift of fifty-five lordships in England, of which Blankney in Lincolnshire was one, and made by him the head of his barony.

Walter married Matilda.737

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