Rodulf de Warenne
(Abt 1020-)
(Abt 1020-After 1074)
Ranulf III de Warenne of Blancminster
(Abt 1135-)
William de Warenne of Blanchminster
(Abt 1166-1240)


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William de Warenne of Blanchminster

  • Born: Abt 1166, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 27 May 1240, England about age 74

bullet   Other names for William were Albo Monasterio and William de Whitchurch.

bullet  General Notes:

Found on GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives:
From: "Todd A. Farmerie"
Subject: Re: deWARENNE <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 14:55:26 -0500 wrote:
> I have a little different line than that posted by ED MANN, can anyone > straighten this out??
> Descendants of Ranulf de Warenne
> > 1 Ranulf de Warenne
> 2 William de Warenne b: Abt. 1166 of Whitchurch d: 27-May-1240 [Earl of
> Surrey; also de Albo Monasterio and de Whitchurch.]
>.. +Maud Marshall b: Abt. 1192 Pembroke, Wales d: 27-Mar-1248
> 3 John de Warenne b: 1235 d: 27-Sep-1304 [7th Earl of Surrey & Warren]
> .. +Alice de Lusignan b: Abt. 1224 d: 9-Feb-1255/56
> 4 Eleanor de Warenne b: Abt. 1251 d: Aft. 1282
> .. +Henru de Percy b: 1235 d: 1272
> 4 William de Warenne b: Abt. 1256 d: 15-Dec-1286
> .. +Joan de Vere d: Bef. 23-Nov-1293
> *2nd Wife of John de Warenne:
> .. +Alice de Brun b: Aft. 1221
> *Friend of William de Warenne:
> .. +Concubine
> 3 Griffin de Warren d: Bef. 1287
> .. +Isabel de Pulford
> 4 John de Warren d: Aft. 1289
> .. +Audelin de Albo

This combines two separate Warenne lines. The Warenne Earls of Surrey descend from Hamelin 'Plantagenet', illegitimate son of Geoffrey, by his wife, the heiress of the Warenne line. This line traces back to the first Earl, William, who was a companion of William the Conqueror, and also the father of the Warenne of Wormsgay line. Two more generations can be traced in Normandy. The Whitchurch Warennes appear to descend from a younger contemporary of this first William, named Ranulf, who held Whitchurch at Domesday. He would appear to be ancestor of the above Ranulf, father of William of Whitchurch, from whom both the Whitchurch and Ightfield branches belonged.

Ranulf (I)
Ranulf (II)
Ranulf (III)William I Ranulf
William II Reginald Ranulf
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Surrey Wormsgay William
William Griffith
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Whitchurch Ightfield


From: <>
Subject: deWARENNE
Date: 8 Jan 1999 12:06:25 -0800
I also have the following note on the line:

Eyton discusses the origin of this family. He concludes that Griffin de Warren, husband of Isabel de Pulford, was son of William de Warenne als. de Albo Monasterio als. de Whitchurch, d.c.1240. That William was son of a Ranulf de Warenne, who Eyton concluded was brother of William de Warenne and Reginald de Warenne of Wormsgay. (Early Yorkshire Charters argues that this last affiliation is not correct, that there was an earlier Ranulf at Whitchurch, and that this earlier Ranulf dates back to Domesday. He cannot be accurately placed among the family, but based on use of the names Ranulf and William was likely related to the senior line.)


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