Gilbert I Crespin Seigneur de Tillières et Bec
(-After 1033)
Gunnor d’Anjou
Guillaume Malet Seigneur de Graville, Sheriff of York
(Bef 1040-Abt 1071)
Hesilia de Crespin
(Abt 1028-After 1086)
Walter de Caen
(Bef 1066-After 1086)


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Walter de Caen

  • Born: Bef 1066, Calvados
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1086, Horsford, Norfolk, England

bullet   Other names for Walter were de Cadomo Walter Fitz Alberic, Walter de Huntingfield and Walter Malet.

bullet  General Notes:

K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People, p. 449, Domesday tenant of Robert Malet.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. X, (Oxford), footenote (a), p. 197, Robert Fitz Walter was the son of Walter de Caen (1086). 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 739
The Peytons are the same family as the Uffords, earls of Suffolk who descended from William Malet, a Norman baron, who was sheriff of Yorkshire in 3 Wm. I and from him received the grants of many lordships and manors ; and among others he possessed those of Sibton and Payton-Hall, in Suffolk, at the time of the Domesday Survey.

The first of this family by the name of Peyton, is Reginald de Peyton, second son to Walter, lord of Suffolk, younger brother to Mallet sheriff of Yorkshire, and lord of the manor of Eye, in Suffolk. This Reginald held the lorships of Peyton-Hall in Ramshold and Boxford, in Suffolk, of Hugh de Bigod. Reginald had two sons, John, his eldist and William.

~William Betham's, The Baronetage of England, Volume I, p. 42

• Background Information. 952
Walter de Caen was granted the Manor of Horsford by Henry I. He is said to have built a castle upon the Manor, and a park around it. His son and heir was Robert who went by the name of Robert Fitz Walter.

~"Some Account of the Manor or Castle of Horsford," Norfolk Archaelogy, Vol. XV, p. 270 & Pedigree chart, p. 291

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