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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Baron Reginald de Warenne & Lady Alice de Wormegay

1947057156. Baron Reginald de Warenne & 1947057157. Lady Alice de Wormegay

~1120, Reginald born in England, s/o 319832122. Earl William de Warenne II & 318232093. Isabel de Vermandois.

~1125, Alice born in Norfolk, England, d/o §§Baron William de Wormegay. [Wormegay, 6mi. SE of Kings Lynn, Norfolk.]

5/1133, Most of London including the church of St. Paul the Apostle was destroyed by fire.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.; usurping Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry I; and starting a civil war that would last until 1153.

5/11/1138, Reginald’s father died.

1138 [or later], William (189118242), Earl of Warren, and the Countess Isabel his mother, and Radulfus [Reginald] his brother, give to the Monks of Lewes the church of Chingestona.

12/1142, Reginald’s older brother, William de Warren, with King Stephen at his Christmas court. [Reginald likely there also.]

~1143, Reginald married Alice.

1144, King Stephen sent Reginald’s brother William to Normandy to hold Rouen against the forces of Geoffrey Plantagenet [husband of Empress Matilda.] William would never return to England.

1146, Reginald de Warren witnessed a charter giving the church of Plumpton to the monks of Southwark. (S) Sussex Arch. Collections, 1859, P84.

1147, Reginald de Warren named in a document. (S) Record of the House of  Gournay, Gurney, 1848, P311.

1/19/1148, Reginald’s older brother William, Earl of Warren and Surrey, died on crusade.

1150Reginald de Warren, having been invested by King Stephen with the government of the town and rape of Lewes [after his brother’s death], restored to the Burgesses their Merchant-gild with all the ‘customs and dignities’ belonging to it, as free and quiet as they had enjoyed them in the time of his father and grandfather. (S) Ancient and Modern History of Lewes, Dunvan, 1795, P126.

1153-4, Charter of King Stephan, of the pacification of the troubles between him and Henrie, duke of Normandy … Reginald to possess the castles of Bellenconbre and Mortemer in Normandy.

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.

5/24/1157 at Colchester, Reginald de Warren attended the court of King Henry; where he witnessed a royal charter to Favershal abbey.

11/29/1158 at Salisbury, Reginald de Warren witnessed a certificate of the Queen confirming a quit-claim made in her presence by Robert Flambard.

1159-62, King Henry granted the bedesmen of Montmorel, Avranches, 10 ‘marcates’ of land, apportioned by the order of Reginald de Warren. (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, Farrer, 1902, P5.

By 9/1160, Alice’s father died, her brother William succeeding to the barony, paying £100 for his relief.

1162, Robert de Mandevill v. ‘Reginaldo de Warenna’; writ of right by the earl of Leicester concerning land at Diganswell. (S) Placita Anglo-Normannica, Bigelow, 1974, P210.

1/20/1164, Reginald de Warren present at the Council of Clarendon.

1/1164, Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], Richard de Luce, …, Roger Bigot, Reginald de Warren, …, William de Braiose, Richard de Camville, Nigel de Mowbray,  … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

1/25/1165 at Westminster, Reginald de Warren witnessed a royal grant to Gervase de Cornhill.

1165-6, Alice’s brother died leaving her as the heir.

1166, ‘Reg de Warenna’ owing a fine of £466 13s 4d for ‘terre Willi de Wermegai’ in Norfolk & Suffolk.

1168, Reginald de Warren 1 of 7 justice-in-eyre [in all of England] at Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with the Archdeacon of Poitiers. [Reginald a justice for an agreement involving Richard de Luci; on which Reginald later placed his seal at the Exchequer.]

1168, Reginald paid £9 10s for the knights of the honour of Wormegay for the aid in the marriage of the King’s daughter Maud.

9/1169, A suit in the presence of ten “Barons of the Exchequer” viz., Richard de Luci; … Henry fitz Gerold, chamberlain; Richard the Treasurer; William Mauduit; Alan de Nevill; Reginald de Warren; William Basset; …

1170, Reginald appointed sheriff of Sussex.

12/1/1170, Reginald  awaited on shore at Dover with Gervase de Cornhill, sheriff of Kent, and Ranulf de Broc for Archbishop Thomas Becket’s arrival in England in order to seach him for concealed letters and to for an oath of fealty to the King. Joh of Oxford arrived and prevented any search or seizure of the archbishop. [Reginald a persecutor of Archbishop Thomas Becket.]

12/28/1171, Archbishop Thomas Becket murdered at Canterbury cathedral.

1172, Reginald de Warren in possession of Wormgay.

1173, Reginald de Warren a member of the groups performing assizes on the King’s demesnes. [Gervase de Cornhill worked with Reginald in Surrey.]

1173, Reginald de Warren, Sheriff of Sussex, performed and assize on the county of York.

1174, Gervase de Cornhill and Reginald de Warren, neither a sheriff of Surrey, muleted the lands of the disaffected in the county.

Bef. 7/9/1175, Reginal founded the priory at Wormegay. (S) Landscapes of Monastic Foundation, Pestell, 2004, P177.

9/1176, Reginald paid £166 13s 4d on his fine for the Wormegay barony.

1176-7, ‘Reginaldus de Warenn … pro fine terre Willelmi de Wermegai’ in Norfolk and Suffolk.

9/1176, Reginald paid £133 6s 8d on his fine for the Wormegay barony.

1177, Reginald replaced as sheriff of Sussex.

Bef. 1179, ‘Reginaldus de Warenna” donated property to St Mary Overey Priory; Southwark, with the consent of “Aliciæ uxoris meæ et Willielmi filii mei”, for the souls of “Isabellæ comitissæ dominæ meæ … Willielmi comitis Warennæ fratris mei … Willielmi de Wormengay patris Aliciæ uxoris meæ.’

1179, Reginald died; buried at St. Mary Overey, Southwark; Alice surviving.

(S) DNB, P831. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Court Household and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V8, Farrer, 2013, P27.

Children of Reginald and Alice:

i. William de Warenne (973528578), born ~1145 in England.

ii. Reginald de Warren, born ? in England.

11/1090, Reginald supported Duke Robert of Normandy in suppressing a revolt in Rouen. (S) Conqueror’s Son, Lack, 2007, P59.

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