Name: Randulfus BARRINGTON , Lord of Wegon 1
ALIA: Randulfus de /Barentone/
Birth: ABT 1055 in Wegon now Wigan, Lancashire, England
From "Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society", Vol I, Colchester, pp 251-273, The History of the Barrington Family, at www.southfrm.demon.co.uk/Genealogy/Barr.html:
In the paper read at the meeting of the Society at Barrington Hall, allusion was frequently made to the Barrington Family which, though now extinct, was a very ancient and prominent one in the county and I feel that the following account of it compiled by the late William Clayton, Esq., from deeds and manuscripts in my own possession cannot fail to be interesting to our members and a fitting sequel to the history of Hatfield Broad Oak. This history will be followed by the history of the Priory and the Forest, also compiled by the late Mr. Clayton.
The Barrington Family were originally settled at Barrington, in Cambridgeshire, to which place they either gave a name, or from it took their own.
In a M.S. account of the Barringtons, written about the year 1677, which will be referred to hereafter, it is stated:
"It is the greatest honor and happiness of this family that it embraced the Christian faith upon the first preaching thereof here, by the English Apostle St Augustine, for there was lately seene in the Tower of London a record or memorial that Adam of Barrington was baptised by him the sayd Augustine."
Of this Adam de Barentone there is not now any trace whatever to be found. The first really met with is Barenton, who was servant to Queen Emma, wife of King Ethelred and mother of Edward the Confessor. Randulfus de Barentone probably son of the above was one of those sworn by William the Conqueror to assist in taking the general account of the kingdom, he was employed in Cambridgeshire, and made the return for the Hundred of Trepeslaw (now Triplow) in that County. He was most likely father of Sir Odynell de Barentone commonly called Barenton the Saxon and was before the Conquest Lord of Wegon. He was related to (or perhaps connected by marriage with) Robert de Gernon to whom the Manor and Chase of Hatfield had been granted, and at which place Odynell certainly had property. And although the Barony of Wegon was taken from him at the Conquest, it does not appear that he was deprived of any of his lands in Cambridgeshire or Essex.
Father: Barenton the SAXON , Lord of Wegon b: ABT 1025 in Wegon now Wigan, Lancashire, England
- Odynell BARRINGTON , Forester of Hatfield, Sir b: ABT 1085 in Hatfield Regis, Essex, England
- Title: The History of the Barrington Family, edited by G. Alan Lowndes, M.A., W. Wiles Publ, 1888, p. 251-273