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Anschetil (Grey) de Grai (abt. 1052 - aft. 1138)

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Anschetil "of Rotherfield" de Grai formerly Grey aka de Grai
Born about in Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames,Oxfordshire,Englandmap
Grey-524 created 14 Mar 2012 | Last modified
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Categories: House of Grey.



Anschetiel de Grai (b. 1052),[3] father of Richard (living 1110) ... Anschetiel, is listed in Domesday (1086) ... holding Rotherfield and 6 other manors in Oxon, "of the fee of William FitzOsborn, Earl of Hereford. His successors are traced as benefactors of Eynsham Abbey".[4] Although his origins are unclear, Wikipedia states he may have been from the area of Graye-sur-Mer in France.[5]


m. _____. Issue:

  • Richard (living 1110).[6]
  • (disputed) Reginald.[7]


  • (probably) John de Gray (d. 18 Oct 1214), Bishop of Norwhich.[8]


Rotherfield Greys Manor
"In 1086 Rotherfield Greys was held by Anketil de Grey of the fee of William FitzOsbern (d. 1071), earl of Hereford. (fn. 111) Anketil held eight other Oxfordshire manors, but Rotherfield Greys was his only possession in the south-east, and important because it lay close to the Thames and the road to London. (fn. 112) By 1242 the overlordship was held with the Isle of Wight by Baldwin (II) de Rivers (d. 1245), earl of Devon, passing with the Isle to the Crown in 1293, (fn. 113) and in 1311 the manor was held of the honor of Aumâle, which remained in the king's hands." [1]
Manor of Standlake
"A 6-hide estate, recorded under Brighthampton in 1086 and held by Anketil de Grey of William FitzOsbern, earl of Hereford, was probably the later manor of STANDLAKE, which was assessed in 1220 at 5½ carucates, and which unlike Hardwick and Brighthampton manor was not claimed later as ancient demesne. (fn. 3)"
"The Greys' mesne tenancy descended presumably through Anketil's son Richard to his grandson Anketil (fl. 1150) and great-grandson John (d. by 1192), both of whom granted meadows and common rights in Standlake to Eynsham abbey. (fn. 14) John's daughter and heir Eve married the royal judge Ralph Murdac, who was lord in 1192 but whose lands were forfeited in 1194 for rebellion. (fn. 15)" [2]

Tracking Notes

GEDCOM and Trees -- Birth: ABT 1060; Anchetil was born in 1085. Anchetil deGrai ... He passed away in 1138; Anchitel /De Grey Birth: 1085 Rotherfield,,Oxfordshire,England


  1. "Rural Parishes: Rotherfield Greys," in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 16, ed. Simon Townley (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer for the Institute of Historical Research, 2011), 266-302. British History Online, accessed June 2, 2017, [1].
  2. A P Baggs, Eleanor Chance, Christina Colvin, C J Day, Nesta Selwyn and S C Townley. "Standlake: Manors," in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13, Bampton Hundred (Part One), ed. Alan Crossley and C R J Currie (London: Victoria County History, 1996), 180-183. British History Online, accessed June 3, 2017, [2].
  • Fletcher, W.G.D. (1887). Leicestershire Pedigrees and Royal Descents. Clarke and Hodgson. Google Books.[9]
  • Lipscomb, G. (1847). "Pedigree of de Grey of Rotherfield." The history and antiquities of the county of Buckingham, Volume 1. J. & W. Robins. Google Books.[10]

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On 30 Jun 2015 at 14:09 GMT Katherine (Alvis) Patterson wrote:

DeGrey-10 and Grey-524 are not ready to be merged because: Parents need to be resolved.

On 30 Jun 2015 at 12:19 GMT Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin wrote:

DeGrey-10 and Grey-524 appear to represent the same person because: Hello, these profiles have been set as unmerged matches for about two years. Can they be merged together on the basis of the similar data in both profiles. Would suggest LNAB of Grey in accordance with Wikitree guidelines. If you agree with these suggestions, please approve the merger or reject if you don't. Thanks a lot, Leigh

On 12 Apr 2013 at 21:11 GMT Anonymous (Lindt) Large wrote:

Wife should be Adela FitzOsbern de

Last name Crépon

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