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  • ID: I29352
  • Name: Robert de BRAILSFORD 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1138 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
  • Death: BEF 1199 1
  • Note:
    The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 14 Apr 2003, by Gordon Kirkemo:

    From: "Gordon & Jane Kirkemo" (kirkemo AT
    Subject: A Brailsford line and Stretton question
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2003-04-14 19:51:38 PST

    IV. ROBERT succeeded his brother Henry and granted to Tutbury, for the souls of his father and mother and of Henry, his brother, 40 acres in Thurvaston, 35 wainabiles and acres of meadow, etc. and all commons which were of the said vill in the time of Dolfin (sic), his grandfather, and of Nicholas his father. He also gave 2 bovates in Thurvaston free of all secular services. (C. Tut. f. 58). Robert f. Nicholas de Wingerworth, with the assent of Nicholas, his son and heir, granted to Sempringham all his share of a meadow called "Hawepolerisches" and 4 acres in "Langgehalekerin" to hold as the brethren there had held them in the time of his brother. He did this for the souls of his father and mother and the soul of Cecily, his wife. The witnesses to this grant included Robert de Alvers; Peter, nephew of Robert; Hugh f. Roger; Robert de Wingerworth; and Stephen the rector, (Rut. Mss. 54). Robert died at some date before 1199, his eldest son, Nicholas, having apparently pre-deceased him. He left Henry, his heir, and two younger sons (A) Aitrop; and (B) Hugh.

    (A) Aitrop. Before 1160 a Robert, knight of Osmaston, with Ralph f. Geremund and others were on an Inquisition in Derby. (C. Dar. 56). This may possibly refer to Robert de Wingerworth, who in 1170 was known as Robert de Brailsford. Between 1191-1211 Henry de Brailsford and Eutropius de Osmundeston attested a charter of Hugh de Okeover. (S. Coll. VII N.S. 137). It is suggested that Eutrop was enfeoffed in Osmaston. In a fine enrolled on April 19, 1226, Nicholas, prior of Tutbury, granted to Odinel de Forde the manor of Osmaston in fee at a rent of 30 shillings per annum. Henry f. Ailtrop and Henry de Ryhel, as tenants, vouching to warranty. (D.F.). Henry de Ruhall dying without issue, his three sisters became his heirs. Emma married a Robert f. Robert de Ruhall; Agnes married a husband whose name remains unknown; and Margaret was unmarried. There was a place called "Ruele" in the demesne of Henry de Brailsford which paid tithe to Tutbury. (C. Tut. 152, 247, 248, 262). Between 1268-69 Haytrop de Osmaston and Richard f. Hervey de Stretton witnessed a deed under which Matthew de Kniveton held lands in Bradley. (J. 399). This Aitrop, I imagine, was a son of Henry f. Aitrop. In 1287 Adelina, widow of Atropius de Osmaston impleaded Robert de Brailsford for the death of her husband. (C.I.M. I, 1416). I have not traced the descent of this manor any further, but in 1431 John Francis of Ticknall held a free tenement here in socage of the value of 4. 13s. 4d.; John Bradshaw held a similar tenement of the value of 3; John Bothe held 3s. 4d.; and John Francis of Kirk Langley held 6s. 8d. (F.A. I, 304).

    (B.) Hugh. At Michaelmas 1199 Henry de Brailsford returned account of 50 marcs as surety for his brother Hugh accused of robbery and burglary and whom he did not produce. He paid into the treasury 7 and owed 391/2 marcs. (R.Pip. I, John, 208, 209). The full amount was paid before the following Michaelmas. Adam de Edensor Robert de Sacheverell, David de Calvin, Aitrop de Brailsford, Maurice Hastings, Adam de Offerton, Robert de Chatworth, Nicholas de Cavelunt, Adam de Tuppeton and Adam de Huleton all providing certain sums. (ib. 2 John, 15). He is found attesting a charter of his brother Henry. (Rut. MSS. 54). He was apparently the rector of Dronfield and was succeeded in that benefice by Thomas his son. Henry f. Robert de Brailsford granted to Thomas the clerk, son of Hugh, the church of Dronfield. The grant was witnessed by Hugh, rector; William, clerk of Grendon; Walter de Aincurt; Ingeram de Brampton; Maurice Hastang; Nicholas de Caveland; and Aitrop his brother. (H.B. 94). The Hugh de Dronfield who attested a letter of Ivo, archdeacon of Derby, was evidently the rector. (J. 1080). Nicholas de Caveland, which I imagine represents Culland in Brailsford, was most probably a younger brother of Aitrop of whom nothing is known.

    Father: Nicholas de BRAILSFORD , Sir b: ABT 1108 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

    Marriage 1 Cecilia b: ABT 1140 in England
      1. Has Children Henry II de BRAILSFORD , Sir b: BEF 1167 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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        Page: Gordon Kirkemo, 14 Apr 2003
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