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Fitzwalter familylocked

(per. c. 1200–c. 1500)
  • Christopher Starr


Fitzwalter family (per.c. 1200–c. 1500), nobility, of Essex, were descended from a cadet of the Clare family. The Fitzwalters were granted the barony of Little Dunmow, Essex, and the strategic fortress of Baynard's Castle, London, by Henry I. Over the next century the family consolidated its position and augmented its estates through marriage and purchase, at least four manors being imparked. Their seat was at ...

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