Gilbert de Maminot
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1261
Gilbert de Magminot was a great favourite with William the First, and he was appointed Marshal of Dover Castle, when he was enroled in the list of associated knights. The lands which he held in capite, by the service of castle-guard tenure, were as follows:
In Pevington, two knights' fees; in Eastwell, two; in Cocklescombe, one ; in Thornden, three ; in Waldershare, three; of Hugh Cheriton, one ; in Kennington, two; of Ralph Rovery, one; of Roger Barham, two; of Simon Wellard, one; in Cowdham, two; in Billingham, one; and in Hartwell, one. Total twenty-four knight's fee.
The scanty pages of history say but little of Magminot, after he was appointed to assist in defending Dover Castle. It is say that he left a son, named Hugh, and from him was descended Wakeline de Magminot, who held Dover Castle against the Empress Maud.
In the year 1145, Hugh gave a moiety of Greenwich to the monks of Bermondsey; and he restored to the religious society at Shrewbury, the lordship of Legh, which his uncle, William Peverell, of Dover, had taken from them.
~"Magimont's Tower."The history of the town and port of Dover and of Dover Castle, Vol. I, p.