de Warenne Family Genealogy
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de Warenne Family Genealogy

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Details for de Warenne Family
  See Descendency Chart for direct line to the Hart Family
  Ancestry.com users - See de Warenne Family Tree for individual charts.
1. William de Warenne - was born about 0930 in Guarenne, Normandy.
William married Torta. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ralph hugh de Warenne was born in 0988 and died in 1055 . See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Ralph hugh de Warenne - was born in 0988 and died in 1055 . He was the son of William de Warenne.
Ralph married Beatrice de Vascoeuif.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ralph de Warenne was born about 0998 in France. See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Ralph de Warenne - was born about 0998 in France. He is the son of Ralph hugh de Warenne and Beatrice de Vascoeuif.
Ralph married Beatrix do Rouen. Beatrix was born about 1000 in France. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William de Warenne I was born about 1055, lived in Bellencombe, Seine Inferieure, France and died on 24 Jun 1088 in Lewes, Sussex, England . See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. William de Warenne I - was born about 1055, lived in Bellencombe, Seine Inferieure, France and died on 24 Jun 1088 in Lewes, Sussex, England . He was the son of Ralph de Warenne and Beatrix do Rouen.
William married Princess Gundred of England before 1077 in Normandy, France. Princess Gundred was born about 1063 in Normandy, France. She was the daughter of King Guillaume "Le Conquerant" de Normandie and Queen Matilda van Vlaanderen. She died on 27 May 1085 in Castle Acre, Acre, Norfolk, England .

Princess Gundred - It has been said that Gundred was not the daughter of William, the Conqueror, but that she was the daughter of Matilda of Flanders by, perhaps, a previous marriage. The Invincible Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 26, says that the inseription on Gundred's tombstone describes her as wife of William de Warren and daughter of Wm., the Conqueror. Also in Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage, pp. 154, 568 and 588, she is called daughter by Wm., the Conqueror, in a charter signed by Wm., William de Warren and Henry I, son of William, the Conqueror. Thus proving this much discussed question. E. E. W) (Sources: - 2)

William - came from Normandy, a near kinsman of William the Conqueror. He received large grants of land in recognition of the distinguished part he took at the battle of Hastings. He had large grants of land in several counties among which were the barony of Lewes, in Sussex, and the manors of Carletune and Benington, in Lincolnshire. So extensive indeed were those grants that his possessions resembled more the dominions of a sovereign prince than the estates of a subject. He enjoyed, too, in the highest degree, the confidence of the king, and was appointed joint Justice-General, with Richard de Benefactis, for administering justice throughout the whole realm. While in that office, some great disturbers of the public peace having refused to appear before him and his colleague, in obedience to citation, the Earl took up arms, and defeated the rebels in a battle at Fagadune, when he is said, for the purpose of striking terror, to have cut off the right foot of each of his prisoners. Of these rebels, Ralph Wahir or Gauder, Earl of Norfolk, and Roger, Earl of Hereford, were the ringleaders. He was likewise highly esteemed by King William Rufus, and was created by that monarch the first Earl of Surrey.
 
He came with Wm. the Conqueror, a cousin. He was awared over 300 manor houses in England. Built castle at Castle Acre, Norfolk. Coat of arms over church door in Caslte Acre. (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Editha de Warenne was born about 1060 in Surry, Sussex, England.
Editha married Sire Gerard de Gournay. Sire Gerard was born about 1060 in Gourney, Normandy, France. He was the son of Hugh de Gournay III and Bastia Flaitel. He died about 1098 in First Crusade, Holy Land .
See de Gournay family for children.
ii.  William de Warenne II was born about 1065, lived in Sussex, England and died on 11 May 1138 in England . See #5. below.
iii.  Reginald de Warenne II was born about 1082, lived in Sussex, England and died on 11 May 1138 and was buried in Priory of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England .
iv.  Gundred de Warenne was born about 1085, lived in Sussex, England.
Image of Castle Acre

Castle Acre


build by William de Warenne prior to his death in 1088
----- Fifth Generation -----
5. William de Warenne II - also known as: Warren - was born about 1065, lived in Sussex, England and died on 11 May 1138 in England . He was the son of William de Warenne I and Princess Gundred of England.
William married Isabel de Vermandois before 1118 in France. Isabel was born about 1085, lived in Valois, France. She was the daughter of Hughes of France and Adelle de Vermandois. She died on 13 Feb 1131 in England .
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Gundred de Warenne was born about 1119, lived in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died about 1166 in Warwick, England .
ii.  Reginald Warren See #7. below.
iii.  Earl William de Warenne III was born in 1110, lived in Vermandois, Normandy and died in 1148 in Laodicea . See #8. below.
Image of Arms of William de Warenne II

Arms of William de Warenne II


having no arms, adopted the full Vermandois coat for his use .
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Gundred de Warenne - was born about 1119, lived in Warwick, Warwickshire, England and died about 1166 in Warwick, England . She was the daughter of William de Warenne II and Isabel de Vermandois.
Gundred married Prince Henry of Scotland. Prince Henry was born about 1114, lived in Northumberland, Scotland. He was the son of King David I "The Saint" of Scotland and Countess Matilda of Northumberland. He died on 12 Jun 1152 in Scotland .

Prince Henry - 4th Earl of Northumberland.
  Then Gundred married Roger de Beaumont before 1130. Roger was born in 1102 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. He was the son of Henry de Beaumont and Margaret de Perche. He died on 12 Jun 1153 in Warwickshire, England .
  Then Gundred married William de Lancaster about 1154. William was born about 1100, lived in Kendal, Westmorland, England. He was the son of Gilbert de Lancaster. He died in 1170 .
Children with Prince Henry of Scotland
See of Dunkeld family for children.
Children with Roger de Beaumont
See de Harcourt family for children.
Children with William de Lancaster
See de Lancaster family for children.
7. Reginald Warren - He is the son of William de Warenne II and Isabel de Vermandois.
Reginald married Alice de Wormgay.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William de Warren See #9. below.
8. Earl William de Warenne III - was born in 1110, lived in Vermandois, Normandy and died in 1148 in Laodicea . He was the son of William de Warenne II and Isabel de Vermandois.
Earl William married Adela Talvas. Adela was born about 1120. She was the daughter of William Talvas III and Alice de Bourgogne. She died on 4 Oct 1174 in Salsbury, Wilts, England .

Earl William - - Earl of Surrey
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Isabel de Warenne was born in 1137 in Surrey, England and died on 13 Jul 1199 in Lewes, Sussex, England and was buried in Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England .
----- Seventh Generation -----
9. William de Warren - He is the son of Reginald Warren and Alice de Wormgay.
William married Isabel de Hayden. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Warren See #11. below.
10. Isabel de Warenne - was born in 1137 in Surrey, England and died on 13 Jul 1199 in Lewes, Sussex, England and was buried in Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England . She was the daughter of Earl William de Warenne III and Adela Talvas.
Isabel married Hamelin Plantagenet Apr 1164 in E. Surrey, England. Hamelin was born in 1130 in Normandy, France. He was the son of Count Geoffrey V "le Bon" - "The Handsome" Plantagenet and Concubine Plantagent. He died on 2 Apr 1202 in England .

Hamelin - seems to have spent more time at his Yorkshire castle than any of the previous earls; he held the earldom for close on forty years, from 1163 until his death in 1202. It was this period that saw the construction of the great stone keep of the castle and its development as a place suitable for royalty - King John, nephew of Hamelin, did actually stay here in 1201.
 
The cylindrical keep probably dates from around 1180, Hamelin seems to have ordered its construction to his own design, there being no other example of this type of keep anywhere in the country.

Conisborogh Castle

 
A Norman castle belonging to William, Earl Warenne, son-in-law of William the Conqueror. The keep, the most interesting feature of the stronghold, projects slightly beyond the curtain wall near the north-east edge. The plan resembles a circle inscribed within a six sided star. The castle or area where it now stands appears to have belonged to the de Warenne family.
 
William de Warenne was made Earl of Surrey in 1088, and was followed in the same year by his son after William's death in battle. The third Earl died in the Crusades in 1147 leaving no male heir. His daughter, Isabel, married King Stephen's son, William de Blois who became the fourth Earl. But again no male heir was produced. Isabel married Hamelin Plantagenet, Henry II's brother. It is Hamelin who built the stone keep as it appears now at Conisbrough. The castle was visited by Hamelin's nephew King John in March 1202.

  Then Isabel married William de Blois. (Sources: - 1)
Children with Hamelin Plantagenet
See Plantagenet family for children.
Image of Conisorough Castle

Conisorough Castle


an artists impression of Hamelin's keep in 1201
----- Eighth Generation -----
11. John Warren - He is the son of William de Warren and Isabel de Hayden.
John married Alice de Townsend.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Edward Warren was born about 1295 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. See #12. below.
----- Ninth Generation -----
12. Edward Warren - was born about 1295 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. He is the son of John Warren and Alice de Townsend.
Edward married Maud de Nerford.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sir Edward Warren was born about 1323 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. See #13. below.
----- Tenth Generation -----
13. Sir Edward Warren - was born about 1323 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. He is the son of Edward Warren and Maud de Nerford.
Sir Edward married Cicely de Eton. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Warren was born about 1344 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. See #14. below.
----- Eleventh Generation -----
14. John Warren - was born about 1344 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. He is the son of Sir Edward Warren and Cicely de Eton.
John married Margaret Stafford.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Nicholas Warren was born about 1379. See #15. below.
----- Twelth Generation -----
15. Nicholas Warren - was born about 1379. He is the son of John Warren and Margaret Stafford.
Nicholas married Agnes Winnington.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lawrence Warren was born about 1394. See #16. below.
----- Thirteenth Generation -----
16. Lawrence Warren - was born about 1394. He is the son of Nicholas Warren and Agnes Winnington.
Lawrence married Margaret Bulkeley.

Lawrence - was one of 30 spearsmen summoned for the defense of the kingdom, out of the county of Chester, 7th of Henry V (1420).
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John Warren Esq. was born about 1435 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. See #17. below.
----- Fourteenth Generation -----
17. John Warren Esq. - was born about 1435 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. He is the son of Lawrence Warren and Margaret Bulkeley.
John married Isabel Stanley.

John - was knighted soon after the accession of Edward VI and died in his father's lifetime, leaving two sons. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Lawrence Warren was born in 1494 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. See #18. below.
----- Fifteenth Generation -----
18. Lawrence Warren - was born in 1494 in Poynton, Cheshire, England. He is the son of John Warren Esq. and Isabel Stanley.
Lawrence married Margaret Legh. (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Margaret Warren was born about 1490.
Margaret married Hamnet Hyde in 1516 in Poynton, Shropshire, England. Hamnet was born in 1491 in Norbury, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Robert Hyde and Margaret Holland. He died after 1526 .
See Hyde family for children.
Sources:
1 email from Edward Neugaard email from Edward Neugaard October 2004 (view detail...)
2 My Warren Ancestors Tod Marshall Web: http://www.todmar.net/ancestry/warren_main.htm

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