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  • ID: I35048
  • Name: Nevill 1
  • Sex: F
  • Note: 1 2

    Heir of father.
    Brought Walworth to her husband.
    Haunsard, Barons of Evenwood, in the county of Durham: Hutchinson commences their pedigree with Sir Gilbert Haunsard, or Hansard, whose grandson, Gilbert 2, was one of the most powerful barons of the Palatinate about the middle of the twelfth century, and a benefactor to Kepyer Hospital. He married a sister of Robert Fitz Maldred Lord of Raby, the ancestor of the Nevills, who brought him as her portion the lordship of Walworth, in that neighbourhood, which thenceforward became the seat of the family. Their new home in the rich and beautiful valley of the Tees must have formed a happy contrast to the bleak and wind-swept moorland they had hitherto inhabited, called in an old rhyme
    Where straight tree never stood."
    In the following century?about 1279?they parted with it altogether, John Hansard conveying it to Bishop Beke, and receiving the manor of Werkensale in exchange. As late as Bishop Hatfield's Survey, however, we find Thomas Hansard still "held the barony tofts, rendering three arrows." They subsequently acquired by marriage South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, and came to an end temp. Henry VIII., when Cardinal Wolsey granted the wardship of Elizabeth, the heiress of the last William Hansard, to Sir William Ayscough (or Aske).
    Adam de Montebegom gave to his nephew, Gilbert Hansard, brother of Robert Fitz-Maldred, Lord of Raby, the manors of South Kelsey, Bestrop (Beesthorpe), and Thornton, co. Lincoln; with Walworth, co. Durham and other large possessions in co's York and Durham; and from the date of this gift (about 1155) the Hansards continued, in direct male descent, at Kelsey, until the death of sir William in 1521.
    (Surtees, History of Durham)
    [If this lady?s son was b abt 153 the above would not fit.]
  • _UID: 9EF4070176644055B9A48D66882A19DD0129
  • Change Date: 16 APR 2011

    Father: Ralph Nevill

    Marriage 1 Gilbert Hansard
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Robert Hansard b: ABT 1253

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: History of the County of Durham
      Author: Hutchinson
      Publication: Carlisle
      Date: 1794
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Roll of Battle Abbey with some account of Norman Lineages
      Publication: John Murray, London
      Date: 1889
      URL: Medieval Mosaic
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