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  • ID: I25046
  • Name: Godric DAPIFER , of Gooderstone & Little Melton 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1055 in Normandy, France
  • Death: AFT 1087 in Gooderstone, Swaffham, Norfolk, England 1
  • Note: (h) The Inquest as to Knights Fees in 1212 found that Willelmus de Monte Caniso tenuit Gurtreston . . . et fruit quondam dominicum Regis, et data fuit antecessoribus predicti Willemi per Henricum Regem avum domini Regis (a not uncommon description of Henry I in official records of the time of King John). This seems to purport rather that land, which had been Godric's, passed to the Munchensy family than that Hubert, son of Godric, who witnessed a lease to his brother Ralph, 1134-40, assumed the name of Munchensy as has been supposed. Godric dapifer - ie. steward - held in 1086 many lands in Norfolk and Suffolk both in fee of the Crown and as the King's steward, including Gooderstone (Gurreston), Wramplingham, Winfarthing and Rockland; Bergh and Appleton he held of the Bishop of Ely, and had a lease of Little Melton from the abbey of St Benet Hulme; in Essex he was in charge of Great Sampford for the King. He was a prominent figure in East Anglia already in 1080, and in 1087 and later was sheriff of Norfolk and (or) Suffolk. In many of his Domesday holdings his predecessor in 1066 had been Edwin, Teinus dominicus regis Edwardi, who, with his wife Ingrid, had given Little Melton to St Benet. The fact of Godric's thus succeeding to the lands of Edwin, coupled with the name of his wife - also Ingrid - suggests that Godric had married the daughter of the pre-Conquest holder. Godric and his wife also gave Little Melton to St Benet; and Ralph, son of Godric, and his wife Letseline, and, after his death, his widow Basile, held leases of that manor from the abbey for their lives. The lease of Basile, interpreted in the terms of that to Ralph, proves that he must have dsp. The cartulary also records the names of Ralph's brother Eudo and nephew Lisewy. [Complete Peerage IX:411 note (h)]

    Marriage 1 Ingrid FITZEDWIN b: ABT 1058 in Gooderstone, Swaffham, Norfolk, England
      1. Has Children Miss GODRIC , Heiress of Little Melton b: ABT 1083 in Gooderstone, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

      1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: IX:411 (h)
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