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Families covered: Lancaster of Kendal, Lea of Lea [This family is still being researched.]

Eldred of Workington, lord of Kendal
Various web sites suggest that Eldred was the same person as Aelfred, son of Ivo de Tailbois (below), others that he was Ivo's son-in-law having married his daughter Beatrix. The more we investigate this matter the more we realise that we are going round in circles and that any decision we make on this would be based not on 'facts' but on how impressed we happened to be by the sources we happened to investigate. Accordingly, given that we do not have the resources ourselves to investigate this matter properly, we have decided not to make a decision (!) other than to separate Eldred & Aelfred and provide this note. We may revisit this in due course.
1. Ketel FitzEldred, lord of Kendal
  m. Christiana
  A. William FitzKetel (dsp)
  B. Gilbert FitzKetel de Lancaster, lord of Kendal
Some sources suggest that Gilbert's wife Godith was daughter or sister of Ketel so that Gilbert was Ketel's son/brother-in-law rather than his son. Other sources report that she was a daughter of Fulk FitzReinfride and some of them show Gilbert & Godith as parents of Roger FitzReinfride (and others) who took their mother's family name. We have since accepted the view that Roger FitzReinfride was of a different family altogether and now shown him separately below.
  m. Godith
  i. William de Lancaster, lord of Kendal (d 1170)
  This William, the first of this family reported by BE1883, is identified by BE1883 as a great-grandson of Ivo Tailboys, brother of Fulk, Count of Anjou. (Some web sites show him as son of Gilbert son of Aelfred de Taillebois which would comply with that great-grandson identification.) However, we show him as great-great-grandson of Ivo and report the different views of Ivo's ancestry on 'ZZmisc03'.
  m. (c1154) Gundred de Warrenne (d after 1166, dau of William de Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey)
  a. Sir William de Lancaster, lord of Kendal (d 1184, steward to King Henry II)
m. Hawise de Stuteville (dau of Robert de Stuteville, Sheriff of Yorkshire)
  (1) Hawise de Lancaster (b c1169) GJS
  m. (20.07.1189) Gilbert FitzReindfride (b c1162, d before 05.05.1220) @@ below GJS
  partner(s) unknown
  (2) Lawrence Lawesson of Lancaster
  Lawrence is shown by various web sites as of this generation. Some show him as legitimate, being son of Hawise de Stuteville, but that is unlikely.
  (3)+ other issue - Gilbert, Jordan
  b. Warin de Lancaster of Lea (falconer to King Henry II)
  The following comes from http://balder.prohosting.com/shissem/Hissem_Lancaster.html.
  (1) Henry de Lea of Lea, Governor of Lancaster (d before 1240)
(A) Sir John de Lea (d 1265)
  (i) Sir Henry de Lea (d 1289)
  (a) Sir William de Lea (d before 1273)
  m. Clarence Banastre (dau of Robert Banastre)
  ((1)) Sir Henry de Lea (dsp 1315)
  m. ?? (stepdau of Sir Adam Banaster)
  ((2)) Sybil de Lea (d 1341-2)
  m. Robert de Hoghton (d 1341-2)
  c. Avicia de Lancaster (b c1155, d 01.01.1191) GHJSY
  m. Richard de Morville, Constable of Scotland (d 1189) GHJSY
  C. Orm, lord of Allerdale
  Orm is reported to be the progenitor of various Ormerod families. The connection to such families has not yet been ascertained.
  m. Gunnilda of Northumberland (dau of Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland, 1st Earl of Dunbar)
  i. Gospatric, lord of Workington (d 1179)
  m. Egeline d'Engaine
  a. Sir Thomas of Workington, lord of Culwen (d c11.1200)
  m. Grace
(1) Thomas de Workington (dvp)
  m. Joan (dau of Robert de Veteripont)
  (A) daughter
  m. _ Harington of Harington
  (2) Patrick de Workington of Culwen (d c1212)
  (A) Thomas de Culwen of Workington (dspm)
(B) Gilbert de Culwen of Workington
  m. Editha
  (C) Alan de Culwen
  (i) daughter
  m. Adam de Radclyffe
  (3) Alan de Workington of Camerton ancestor of families called Camerton
  (4) Orm de Workington of Ireby
  (5) Gilbert de Workington of Southaic
  (6) Robert de Workington of Lamplugh, Cumberland (a 1189)
  (7) Ada or Alice de Workington (b c1178)
  m1. William le Fleming of Aldingham
  m2. Sir William Boteler, 'Pincerna', lord of Warrington (d 1233)
  b.+ other issue - Gilbert, Adam, Orme, Alexander



Aelfred de Tailbois 'the Englishman' (b c1045)
Some sources suggest that Aelfred was the same person as Elfred of Workington (above).
1. Gilbert de Frunesco or Furnesio de Tailbois (b 1070)
  m. Goditha
  A. Nicholas FitzGilbert de Tailbois of Radcliffe (b by 1100)
  Some sources suggest that Nicholas was son of Gilbert FitzKetel de Lancaster (above).
  m. heiress of The Booths



Roger FitzReinfride de Bruere (b c1114, d after 1198)
(1) Roger is sometimes shown as son of Gilbert de Lancaster, lord of Kendal (above), and to have taken his family name from Gilbert's wife's family. However, evidence to support that view has not yet been found. Instead, information kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (TG, 17.01.05) suggests that Roger and his brother Ralph are found described in certain primary records as de Bruere, probably La Bruere-sur-Loir near la Fleche. That information also identified Roger's elder sons, Reinfrid and Ralph.
(2) BE1883 identifies Roger Fitz-Reinfride ("one of the justices of the King's Bench") as father of the following Gilbert but does not name Gilbert's mother. Various web sites name her as Rohese de Romare (dau of William de Romare, Earl of Lincoln) but it has been kindly brought to our attention (by TG, 17.01.05) that Roger's wife was ...
m. Alice de Breton (sister of Ralph Breton of Ramsden Bellouse, probably son of Lewis Brito of Layer-Breton)
1. Reinfrid de Bruere (dsp by 1211)
  m. Aline
2. Ralph de Bruere (possibly of Ramsden Bellhouse)
3. Gilbert FitzRoger FitzReindfride, Sheriff of Lancashire (b c1162, d before 05.05.1220)
  m. (20.07.1189) Hawise de Lancaster (b c1169, dau of Sir William de Lancaster, lord of Kendal) @@ above
  A. William de Lancaster, Sheriff of Lancashire, lord of Kendal (d 29.11.1246)
  BE1883 suggests that William died without issue but the following connection is provided by TSP (Crawford).
  m. Agnes Brus (b c1215, d before 05.1279, dau of Peter Brus, Lord of Skelton)
  i. Alicia de Lancaster of Windermere GS--
  m. Sir William de Lindsay, Lord of Lamberton (d c1247) GS--
  B. Hawise de Lancaster (b c1190, d after 09.1226) GS--
  m. Peter/Piers Brus, lord of Skelton and Danby (b c1181, d 07.09.1241) GS--
C. Avice de Lancaster J
  m. Sir William de Lindsay of Luffness (b c1182, a 1236) J
  D. Serota de Lancaster (dsp)
  m. Allan de Multon
  E. daughter probably of this generation
  m. (1199-1200) Roger de Kirkby of Kirkby
  partner unknown this connection is given by some web sites and confirmed by TCP (Lancaster)
  F. Sir Roger de Lancaster de Rydal, etc, Sheriff of Lancaster (d before 22.02.1290/1)
  m. (before 23.10.1262) Philippe de Bolebec (d before 01.09.1294, dau of Sir Hugh de Bolebec)
  i. Sir John de Lancaster, Lord (dsp before 18.04.1334)
  m. Annora (d before 06.10.1338)
  TCP reports that Lord John dsp. Dugdale, source for the continuation, suggests that he was father (illegitimately?) of ...
  a. John de Lancaster of Rydal & Hougill Castle (a 1320)
  m. Annora (d before 06.10.1338)
  ii. Roger de Lancaster
  iii. Christopher Lancastre or de Lancaster (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  Christopr is not mentioned by TCP but is shown by BLG1952 (Lancaster of Kelmarsh Hall) which indicates that he was Sir Roger's son by Philippa de Bolebec.
  m. Joanna Lowther (dau of Sir Hugh Lowther)
  partner unknown
  iv. William de Lancaster

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section excluding descendants of Orm of Allerdale : BE1883 (Lancaster) with some input from sundry web sites
(2) For descendants of Orm of Allerdale : www.geneajourney.com/lancast.html, Commoners (vol i, Curwen of Workington Hall)
(3) For descendants of Aelfred de Taillebois : various web sites
(4) For lower section : BE1883 (Lancaster) with some input as noted above
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