Name: Gerard de GRENVILLE , of Chilton & Wotton, Sir 1 2
ALIA: Gerard de /Grainville/, of Chilton
Birth: ABT 1128 in Chilton, Thame, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: BEF 1184 in Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England 2
Death: AFT 1166 1
Though the tradition that a Grenville was lord of Wotton before the close of the 11th century seems to be without foundation, it is likely that the connexion of this family with the parish began at an early date. Gerard de Grenville, who held three knights' fees of the honour of Giffard in 1166, died in or before 1184, when 100 marks were due from his nephew for his lands in Buckinghamshire. This nephew was probably Eustace de Grenville, who was succeeded by Richard de Grenville mentioned in connexion with Wotton in 1213 and alive in 1236. His son Eustace de Grenville was in possession in 1255 and in 1284.
From: 'Parishes : Wotton Underwood', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 130-134. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62550&strquery=wotton grenville Date accessed: 13 June 2012.
NOTE: So Gerard was involved in both Wotton & Chilton, but none of the names of the sons subsequently involved with Chilton (Robert, Gerard, John) were mentioned in Wotton, so the manors went to separate branches of the family, probably through a brother of Gerard. Wotton descended from many generation in the Grenville family, whereas Chilton for only a few, ending with John in 1302. I assume that Gerard was the eldest son and Robert was his eldest son, since Robert was offered the lands in Normandy by the King of France when the Norman Grainville/Grenville family died out in 1225.
Father: Richard GRENVILLE , of Stowe & Bideford b: ABT 1095 in Bideford, Devon, England
Mother: Adeline de BEAUMONT b: ABT 1097 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
- Robert de GRENVILLE & Chilton, Sir b: ABT 1152 in Chilton, Thame, Buckinghamshire, England
- Title: The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis C Loyd, 1999
Page: 47-8, see notes for Robert Grenville, d. >1225
- Title: VCH of Buckingham, 1908, William Page, www.british-history.ac.uk