Ansketil de Bulmer
- Marriage: Lady de Hemez of Brancepeth 141,721
- Died: Abt 1130, Yorkshire, England
K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, p. 358 1027
~Boyer's The Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, p. 185, Ansketil de Bulmer may have been married to the heiress of Piers de Humez of Brancepeth. 721
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• Background Information. 141
Stephen de Meinill married Sibil, most likely the daughter of Ansketil de Bulmer.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VIII, (Meihill), p. 620
• Background Information. 814
The Bulmer family were a noble family of Norman England, resident in Yorkshire. The family take their name from Bulmer, North Yorkshire. The name Bulmer comes from English "Bull mere", a lake frequented by a bull, and is an Anglicised form of Gaelic "Búir na mara" from the Celtic tribe Brigantes during their occupation of the area. Ansketil de Bulmer was the first documented member of the Bulmer family who lived in the area in the twelfth century with the current spelling.
• Web Reference: Surnames of North East England.
Ansketil de Bulmer was the first recorded member of the Bulmer family who lived in the area in the twelfth century. Ansketil was the High Sheriff of the North Riding of Yorkshire, which acounts for the name of neighbouring Sheriff Hutton. Bulmer, the surname is the subject of much discussion as it is believed that they were an aristocratic family of Anglo-Saxon origin who retained their status after the invasion of the Normans. It is believed that the Bulmers were related to the Anglo-Saxon noble Liulf, who was the first member of the Lumley family. Liulf was murdered at Gateshead by the retainers of the first Norman Bishop of Durham called William Walcher in 1081. The Bulmers are thought to have continued as tenants of the Normans who inherited Liulf's land in Yorkshire. Sometime in the twelfth century Ansketil Bulmer is said to have married the daughter of the Lord of Brancepeth and their son Bertram Bulmer, who succeeded him as High Sheriff inherited this property. Later the Bulmers intermarried with the powerful Norman family called the Nevilles, who adopted the Bull's for their coat of arms and inherited Brancepeth Castle. Raby Castle, the other great Neville property may also have belonged to the Bulmers as the oldest part of the castle, the Saxon Bulmer tower is inscribed with the initials for Bertram Bulmer.
~ Donald Sampson, North England History
Ansketil married Lady de Hemez of Brancepeth, daughter of Piers de Hemez Lord of Brancepeth and Unknown.721