Geoffrey DE CLINTON, Lord Chamberlain
(-By 1133)


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Geoffrey DE CLINTON, Lord Chamberlain

  • Born: St Pierre-de-Semily, St Lo, Manche, Normandy, France
  • Married:
  • Died: Between 29 Sep 1130 and 1 Aug 1133, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 26/30 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Lord chamberlain and treasurer to King Henry I. 1


Chamberlain and Sheriff under King Henry I from [1108]. Orderic Vitalis names "Goisfredus de Clintona, Radulfus Basset et Hugo de Bocalanda…" among those who were "de ignobili stirpe" and whom King Henry I raised "de pulvere" (from the dust). "…Gaufrido de Clint…" witnessed the charter dated to [1107/16] under which Henry I King of England granted property to "uxori Willelmi vicecomitis de Oxeneford et filiis suis". "…Gaufr de Glint…" subscribed the charter dated to [10 Apr/29 May] 1121 which records the arrangements for the marriage of "Miloni de Gloec" and "Sibilia filia Beorndi de Novo Mercato". “Gaufridus de Clintona, Henrici regis camerarius” founded Kenilworth priory, Warwickshire by undated charter. "G. de Clinton" donated "manerium de Hichendon…ecclesiam de Stanes" [Stone priory] to Kenilworth priory, with the consent of "Nicholai de Stafford", by charter dated to [1122/25]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Elye Giff" in Northamptonshire. Orderic Vitalis records disputes between "Goisfredia de Clintonia" and King Henry I, dated to [1130]. Henry II King of England confirmed the property of Savigny abbey, including the donation by "Gaufridi camerarii de Clinton et Gaufridi filii eius" of "molendinum de Breneia", by charter dated to [1156/58]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record "Gal[fridus] camerarius de Clintone" holding knights’ fees held "Robertus de Scrupa" in Gloucestershire, and "Galfridus de Clintone" holding 3 knights’ fees in Wallingford, Berkshire. 2

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey married Lesceline.


1 A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance..., John Burke, p. 534.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Clinton.

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