Name: Ralph de WISTON 1
Birth: ABT 1065
Death: AFT 1086 in Wiston, Thakeham, Sussex, England
Manors of Heene, Susex: (Heene Falconer & Heene Bavent)
An estate at Heene which was held of Earl Godwin (d. 1053) by Levret as 2½ hides was held of William de Braose in 1086 by one Ralph. Another estate, also comprising 2½ hides, was retained in 1086 by its pre-Conquest owner Alward, though it too was held at the later date of William de Braose. Those two estates were perhaps identical with the two later manors in the parish, which may be described from the names of their late-13th-century owners as the Falconer and the Bavent manors. The Bavent manor was always held of Bramber honor, but the Falconer manor, though so held at first, was described in the 16th century as held in chief.
['Heene', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1: Bramber Rape (Southern Part) (1980), pp. 85-92. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
NOTE: I expect that the Ralph holding part of Heene in 1086 was the same Ralph who held Wiston at that time. Both Wiston & the manor later called Heene Bavent (Bavant) descended in the Wiston family until Alice, Heir of William de Wiston, m. Adam de Bavant.
- Ralph de WISTON b: ABT 1125 in Wiston, Thakeham, Sussex, England
- Title: VCH - Sussex: URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Page: VI/1:259-68, see notes for William Wiston, d. >1272