Name: Ketel (Kettel\Chetell) Baron of KENDAL 1 2
Birth: ABT 1055 in Workington in Coupland, Cumberland, England
Death: AFT 1120 in Kendal, Westmorland, England 2
Richard Borthwick, cites a reconstruction of this area by G. Washington in "The Parentage of William de Lancaster, Lord of Kendal" in 'Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archeological Society', LXII (1962), 95-100, incorporating as Part II, a section written by G. Andrews Moriarty. In this reconstruction Christina is daughter of Ivo de Taillebois by Lucy of Mercia and marries Chetell, d. aft. 1120, son of Eldred of Workington. They are parents of Orm who married Gunhilda/Gunnilda. It is through marriage to Christina, daughter of Ivo 1st Baron of Kendal that the Barony of Kendal is brought into the family, not through Eldred as Ancestral Roots implies.
However Orm cannot be born too much after 1075, because he marries Gunnilda de Dunbar, whose father died in 1074. Since Christina de Taillebois, could not have been born before 1086, as that was when Ivo's 1st wife Judith of Lens died, I have placed Orm as the son of an "Unknown First Wife". It is the only way to make the dates work. It also has the added benefit of explaining why Gilbert (a younger son) became the next Baron of Kendal, inheriting it through his mother, rather than Orm (the elder son), who was the son of a prior wife.
Note: Richard Borthwick's reconstruction also suggests (with little proof) that Gilbert is not a son of Chetell, but that he married Goditha, a daughter of Eldred of Workington. I have chosen not to follow that suggestion.
Father: Eldred of WORKINGTON , "Baron of Kendal" b: ABT 1035 in Workington in Coupland, Cumberland, England
Mother: Aldgytha b: ABT 1037 in Coupland, Glendale, Northumberland, England
Unknown First WIFE b: ABT 1057
- Orm of KENDAL , Lord of Seaton b: ABT 1075 in Seaton, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
Christina de TAILLEBOIS b: AFT 1086 in Kendal, Westmorland, England
in 2nd wife
- Gilbert de LANCASTER , 4th Baron of Kendal b: ABT 1104 in Workington in Coupland, Cumberland, England
- Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
Page: 34-23, 34-24
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Page: Richard Borthwick, 30 Sep 1998