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  • ID: I32946
  • Name: Margaret de ABENHALL 1 2 3
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Margarett de /Abrahall/
  • Birth: 5 APR 1341 in Abenhall, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England
  • Death: 1375 1
  • Note:
    VCH-GLOUCESTER ENTRY FOR ABENHALL:

    MANOR.

    Abenhall was presumably among those lands called Dean which William son of Norman held in 1086 and which Edward the Confessor had exempted from the payment of geld in return for the guarding of the Forest. In the 13th century a woodward held land and the bailiwick of Abenhall in the Forest from the Crown in fee by a cash rent. The land became part of ABENHALL manor, which in 1301 was held from the Crown by the serjeanty of keeping the bailiwick and by a cash rent of 20s. paid at Newnham to the constable of St. Briavels castle. The office of woodward of the bailiwick descended with the manor until the late 18th century. In the late 14th century and the 15th, however, the manor was thought to be held from St. Briavels castle by knight service.

    The first men known to have held the manor were surnamed of Abenhall. William, a woodward in 1216 and 1237, was presumably the lord of Abenhall, and his son Ralph (fl. 1255) had evidently acquired a moiety of Mitcheldean manor by the 1240s, when he was paying 30s. rent to the Crown. The same or another Ralph, keeper of the bailiwick in the 1260s, was succeeded in Abenhall manor at his death c. 1301 by his son John. In 1317 John's brother and heir Ralph granted the manor, described as a messuage and two ploughlands, to another brother Reynold. Reynold (d. c. 1341) was succeeded by his son Ralph, and Ralph died c. 1347 leaving an infant daughter Margaret as his heir. Margaret and her husband Lawrence Greyndour obtained seisin of Ralph's lands in 1358 and her second husband Robert of Huntley retained them after her death in 1357. Her son and heir John Greyndour later held Abenhall manor and part of Mitcheldean manor and at his death in 1415 or 1416 was succeeded by his son Robert. At Robert's death in 1443 a third of Abenhall manor passed in dower to his wife Joan, who later married John Barre, and two thirds to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Reynold West, Lord La Warre. After Elizabeth's death in 1452 her second husband John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester, retained her part until his death in 1470 when it reverted to her heir William Walwyn. From William (d. 1471) it passed to his daughter Alice, wife of Thomas Baynham, to whom the rest of the manor reverted at Joan Barre's death in 1484. Thomas died in 1500 and from Alice the manor, together with part of Mitcheldean, descended until 1696 usually with an estate in Ruardean. In 1527 Sir Christopher Baynham settled Abenhall manor on the marriage of his son George and Cecily Gage, and in 1565 their son Richard (d. 1580) held the woodwardship of Abenhall. In 1611 the estates passed to the Vaughans, a leading Roman Catholic family, from whom they were confiscated several times.

    [From: 'Abenhall', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume V: Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, The Forest of Dean (1996), pp. 93-101. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=23253. Date accessed: 30 June 2005]

    NOTE: The death date of 1357, given for Margaret above, is obviously wrong (as she was alive in 1358 with her first husband and then marries a 2nd husband). The VCH-Gloucs account of Littledean states 1375, which is undoubtedly correct.




    Father: Ralph de ABENHALL b: 25 MAR 1317 in Abenhall, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Isabel of DEAN , Heiress of Littledean b: ABT 1317 in Littledean, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Lawrence GREYNDOUR , of Newland b: ABT 1338 in Newland, Monmouth, Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: in 1st husband 1
    Children
    1. Has Children John GREYNDOUR , of Clearwell, Sir b: ABT 1360 in Newland, Monmouth, Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 2 Robert de HUNTLEY b: ABT 1338
    • Married: AFT 1370 in 2nd husband 4

    Sources:
    1. Title: Victoria County History of Gloucester, Volume V, 1996, online at www.british-history.ac.uk
      Page: Littledean (see text under Isabel of Dean, d. 1357)
    2. Title: Victoria County History of Gloucester, Volume V, 1996, online at www.british-history.ac.uk
      Page: Abenhall
    3. Title: Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623, The Harleian Society, online at www.uk-genealogy.org.uk, Nigel Batty-Smith editor
      Page: 13
      Text: Margarett d. of Raffe lord of Abrahall
    4. Title: Victoria County History of Gloucester, Volume V, 1996, online at www.british-history.ac.uk
      Page: Abenhall
      Text: no date, 2nd husband
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