Walter Langton Bishop of Lichfield
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1036
The manor of Offord was conveyed to Walter de Langton, Bishop of Coventry. The bishop received a grant of free warren in that year and in 1307, and was holding the manor in 1316. The bishop was succeeded in 1321 by his nephew, Edmund Peverel, son of his sister Alice and Sir Robert Peverel. [Chan. Inq. p.m. 15 Edw. II, no. 44; Cal. Fine R. 1319-27, p. 203; V.C.H. Beds. ii, 224.] Edmund died in 1331, leaving a year-old son John.
~A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 2 , pp.322-327
• Background Information. 1234
Originall from Bloomfield and Parkins; History of Norfolk, Vol V. p. 1339:
"I have seen," says Dr. Parkins in his History of Norfolk, an old pedigree whereby Walter de Langton is said to have been descended from _____de Lanton, who had lands at Eversden in Cambridgeshire, who married Wymara, daughter of Hugh de Berners (who lived at the time of the Conqueror), and had by her Stephen de Langton who was father of (1) Simon de Lanton, Archedeacon of Cantefury; (2) Stephen de Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal in the reign of King John; and (3) Roger de Langton, which Roger was father of Robert de Langton of Eversden, and from him descended this Walter, Bishopof Lichfield, who was his grandson."
Lives of English Popular Leaders, Volume I, Appendix, p. 273