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  • ID: I29355
  • Name: Aelfwine (Elfin) de BRAILSFORD , Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1065 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England 2
  • 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

    Mardi, Rosie, et. al.:

    I know there are several persons interested in the ancestry of Joan Brailsford. Joan married John Basset, and was the daughter of Sir Henry Brailsford. After searching through the GEN-MEDIEVAL Archives, I subscribed to the BRAILSFORD discussion group hoping to find information about the early Brailsford line. Kerrie Brailsford, the List Moderator, responded with a tentative line, and then coordinated a response from Peter Wright. Peter had access to the "Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society," and he was kind enough to share a Brailsford article from that journal with me. I thought there might be interest on the GEN-MEDIEVAL list, so I am passing it on. I hope it is not too long.

    Interestingly, the article raises a question I hope someone can help me resolve. Note A in this article provides a chart for the Stretton Family. Included in the chart is a Richard Stretton, apparently living in 1272, who had a daughter named Sara. The chart and notes indicate that Sarah may have married Adam de Newbold. This creates an interesting coincidence in that C. Wickliffe Throckmorton (in "A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family" on page 25) also identifies a Richard Stretton with a daughter named Sarah who may have been contemporaries of the above-cited duo. Throckmorton has his Sarah married to Hugh de Weston. Is it possible that the two Sarahs are one and the same, that she may have married twice? Or might they be closely related in some other fashion? I know that Moriarty has updated the Throckmorton line, but I do not have access to his paper. Can anyone shed light on this?

    Comments are welcomed,

    Gordon Kirkemo

    I. ÆLFWINE. In 1086 Elfin held of Henry de Ferrars a manor in Brailsford, with a priest, half a church and a mill, with 3 bovates soc in Hollington and Shirley. Henry de Ferrars also held of the King a manor of 11/2 carucates in Hollington, with no undertenant. Elfin also held of Henry 2 manors of a carucate each in Osmaston; and a manor of 5 bovates in Lower Thurvaston and Bupton. (V.C.H. Derb. I., 340a, 342a). The king held, as soc of his manor of Newbold, 1/3 carucate in Unstone; 2 carucates in Wingerworth; and 1 carucate in Dronfield. (ib. 329b). In 1086 Henry de Ferrars had soc and sac, thol and thaim and the king's dues of the two pennies over Ednaston Doveridge and Brailsford. As Doveridge was given to Tutbury by Berta, wife of Henry (D.M. I, 354), it would appear to have been part of her inheritance. Earl Edwin held Doveridge in the days of Edward the Confessor and if Ednaston and Brailsford were also portions of Berta's inheritance it would explain her husband's rights in those vills and possibly suggest the family from which she came. About 1139 Robert II de Ferrars confirmed to Tutbury the possession of Osmaston which Alfinus de Breleford gave them with the consent of his lord, Robert's father, and of Nicholas, the son of Alfinus. (ib. 355, 16a). In the Tutbury Chartulary an undated record of a suit in which the priory claimed two parts of the sheaves and stooks pertaining to the demesne of Sir Henry de Braylesford which Elfin de Braylesford formerly gave to Tutbury in the vill of Nether Thurvaston; and two parts of the tithe of a field called le Poughe in the same vill which Robert de S. Quintin gave to Tutbury at a date beyond the memory of man; and two parts of the tithe of sheaves and stooks of the demesne once the earl of Ferrars and later of William Meignell, knight, in the vill of Hollington; and two thirds of the tithe of "Randolferudding" and "Wallesley" in the same vill within the bounds of Longford parish; and two parts of the tithe due from a field called "Caovelandes" in Thurvaston, also in Longford (C. Tut. f. 144). Nothing has been discovered which directly affects Ælfwine, which I imagine to be the correct form of "Elfin". He probably died early in the twelfth century leaving Nicholas as his son and heir.

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Nicholas de BRAILSFORD , Sir b: ABT 1108 in Brailesford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

      1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Gordon Kirkemo, 14 Apr 2003
      2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Gordon Kirkemo, 14 Apr 2003
        Text: held land in 1086 (of age)
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