Warine de Lancaster
- Born: Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Kendal Castle, Westmorland, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 824
Warin de Lancaster was a cadet of the first dynasty of Lancasters, barons of Kendal. Henry, son of Warin, had a grant, 1 John, and a confirmation, 7 John, of Rauenesmeles, Aynolnesdale, Uplichlond, Le franseis, and rents in Preston. According to Kuerden's MS., he granted to Richard son of Geoffrey, all his lands in Lea. In the Testa de Neville it is found, "Henr. de Lea tenet sex caruc' de d'no per cartam d'ni Regis, et soluet inde xx. solid' per annum. Warinus pater eius dedit inde Abbati de Cockersand quartam parten unius bouate in elemosyna."
Henry left two sons, John, who succeeded his brother and Richard.
~The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, footnote, pp. 496-7
• Records and Notes. 764
"William de Lancastre II gave to Warin de Lancastre two bovates of land in Forton for his homage and service, in knight's service, which Henry de Le(a) hold."
Warine de Lancaster was the royal falconer in this county and held a large estate in Ravensmeols, Ainsdale, Liverpool, Uplitherland, and French Lea, which had been given to him by Henry II [Charter Roll, t. John, p.26]. Henry de Leas, who is also sometimes called Henry de Lancasttre, was his son and heir. In the Domesday Survey, Fortun was rated at one carucate.
~Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, p. 3
• Background Information. 946
Ainsdale was given by Henry II, with other estates, to Warine de Lancaster, the royal falconer, and ancestor of the family of Lea.
~The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey of the Premonstratensian Order, Vol. II Part II, p. 568