Warine de Bussel


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Warine de Bussel

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: circ 1088, Farington, Lancashire, England

bullet  General Notes:

~Notitia Cestriensis, p. 379, After the Conquest, Roger de Poictou granted the Manor and Hundred of Leyland to Warin Bussel of Penwortham. 924

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 773
Robert Bussel was the son of Geoffrey Bussel, a younger son of Warine, the founder of Penwortham Priory. The major portion of this estate descended, through his daughter Avice's marriage to John de Farrington, to the Farringtons of Werden.

~ Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, A.D. 1205-1307, p. 34

• Background Information. 712
Warin de Bussel, temp. Conqueror, or beginning of William Rufus, confirmed a previous grant to Evesham Abbey of Penwortham, with the Church of Leyland and North Meols. He gave the township of Farington and lands in Longton, Leyland, Freshlake and Warton to the same monastery. Warin's grandson, Robert Bussel (son of Geoffrey), had issue, Gulfridus, Warin, William, Avicia, who married John de Meles, and lastly Margaret.

~ Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, New Series, Vol. XI, p. 137

• Background Information. 827
Warine Bussel, as lord of Penwortham, gave a plough-land in Farington, being the whole of the vill, to the abbey of Evesham, and this was confirmed by his son Richard.

A family bearing the local name is early found in possession [Piccope MSS. (Chet. Lib.), xiv, p. 49], but the whole or larger part was surrendered to the abbot and acquired by William de Meols [*], whose son John de Farington, by his marriage with Avice daughter of Robert Bussel, acquired a moiety of the manor of Leyland [Exch. Lay Subs. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), 43\endash 4].

* Robert Bussel granted to Penwortham Priory the service of John son of William de Meols, clerk, for an oxgang of land in Leyland [Kuerden fol. MS. p. 58]. Geoffrey Bussel of Leyland granted to John de Farington son of William de Meols the homage and service of certain of his tenants in Longton [Harl. MS. 2042, fol. 101b].

'Townships: Farington', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6, pp. 61-65


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