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Beauchamp, John, first Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster (d. 1388), administrator and landowner, came from Holt in Worcestershire, and belonged to a cadet branch of the great family of Beauchamp, whose head was the earl of Warwick. He was the son of another John (...

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Bonville, William, first Baron Bonville (1392–1461), administrator and landowner, was probably born at Shute, near Axminster, Devon, the son of John Bonville (d. 1396) and his wife, Elizabeth Fitzroger (b. c.1370, d. in or before 1421), and heir to both his father and grandfather, ...

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Carew, Sir Edmund (c. 1464–1513), landowner and administrator, was the eldest of three children of Sir Nicholas Carew (c.1423–1470) of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1471), eldest daughter of Sir John Dinham (1405/6–1458) [see under Dinham family...

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Darcy, Sir John (b. before 1284, d. 1347), landowner and administrator, of Knaith and Upton, Lincolnshire and Kexby, Yorkshire, was the son and heir of Sir Roger Darcy (d. c.1284) of Oldcoates and Styrrup, Nottinghamshire, and of Isabel, daughter of Sir William d'Aton...

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D'Oilly, Robert (d. c. 1092), landowner and administrator, took his name from Ouilly-le-Vicomte near Lisieux in Normandy. With his brothers Nigel and Gilbert he came to England at the conquest. He first occurs (as minister) in a royal writ of 1067, and his role as royal constable, which was to become hereditary in his family, suggests that he had risen in the immediate entourage of ...

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Eadnoth the Staller (d. 1068), landowner and administrator, is addressed in a writ of Edward the Confessor, relating to Hampshire and dated between 1053 and 1066 (AS chart., S 1129); his attestation is also found on two spurious charters for 1065 and he was probably at the beginning of his career in the 1060s. Stallers were members of the royal household and ...

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Fitzreinfrey, Gilbert (b. before 1181, d. 1220), administrator and landholder, was the son of Roger Fitzreinfrey, sheriff and justice, and an unknown mother and was also a nephew of Walter de Coutances (d. 1207), chancellor of England. His career was launched in 1189, when ...

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See Gray, Andrew, first Lord Gray

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Gray, Andrew, first Lord Gray (b. c. 1390, d. in or before 1470), administrator and landowner, was the son and heir of Sir Andrew Gray of Broxmouth in Roxburghshire (d. before 17 July 1445) and his first wife, Janet, daughter of Sir Roger Mortimer...

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Gruffudd ap Nicolas (b. c. 1390, d. in or after 1460), landowner and administrator, was the son of Nicolas ap Philip ap Syr Elidyr Ddu and Jenet, daughter of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Foethus; both families came from the Tywi valley (Carmarthenshire), which Gruffudd...

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Langley, Sir Geoffrey (c. 1200–1274), administrator and landowner, was the son of Walter de Langley, minor knight with property at Siddington in Gloucestershire and at Pinley near Coventry, and his wife, Emma de Lacy (d. in or before 1222). He was probably of age by 1222, which suggests a date of birth about 1200, and first appears in royal service in 1233–4 as constable of ...

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See Lindsay family of the Byres

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See Lindsay family of the Byres

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Lyon, Sir John, lord of Glamis (d. 1382), administrator and landowner, is of obscure origins. Chroniclers writing early in the sixteenth century deliberately emphasized his supposed lowly origins and claimed that he had originally been called John Myll and had received the surname ...

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Manners, Sir Robert (d. 1354), administrator and landowner, was the son of Sir Robert de Manners, whose family had owned Etal in north Northumberland since at least 1232. He was appointed among the commissioners of truce between England and Scotland in January 1328, probably to represent the interest of the bishop of ...

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See Maxwell, Herbert, first Lord Maxwell

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Ogilvy, Sir Walter, of Lintrathen (c. 1380–1438), administrator and landowner, was the second son of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Auchterhouse (fl. c.1368–1392). His mother is said to have been Isabella, daughter and heir of Sir Malcolm Ramsay of Auchterhouse. From about 1400 the younger ...