Winemar DE HANSLOPE, Lord of Cosgrove
(-Abt 1131)


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  • Died: Abt 1131

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Michael de Hanslope surrendered his inheritance, and Maud his daughter to the disposal of king Henry I, who bestowed them both on William Mauduit his chamberlain... 2


Henry I, when granting in marriage Matilda, daughter and heiress of Michael de Hanslope, to William Mauduit, together with her father's barony, recited that Michael had before his death made the king his rightful heir (justum heredem) of all his lands, no matter from whom they were held. Michael's action had perhaps been prompted by a fear that, after his death, the barony or part of it might be claimed by one of his collateral heirs and taken away from his daughter and her issue. 3


Hanslope Castle was the caput of the small local honour of Hanslope sometimes called from the 12th and 13th-century holders the Mauduit barony or fee. It represented the Domesday fief of Winemar the Fleming, which lay principally in Hanslope, but extended also into Northamptonshire, where it included small holdings in Cosgrove, Easton Maudit, Strixton, Ashton, and Easton Neston. Winemar was succeeded in all his lands held in chief by Michael de Hanslope, after whose death Henry I granted his honour and lands in marriage with his daughter, Maud de Hanslope, to William Mauduit.... 4


Queen Matilda notifies the Abbot of Peterborough, Earl Simon, Sheriff Robert de Pavilli, and Michael de Hanslope, and all the faithful barons, French and English, of Northamptonshire, that she has, with the king's permission, given Tixover and everything pertaining to it to Robert Bishop of Lincoln. She wishes and orders that they be allowed to hold it as well and as honorably as she herself held it.
Witnesses: Waldric the chancellor, Bernard the chaplain, Eudo Dapifer, William Peverel of Nottingham and Michael de Hanslope. 5

  Marriage Information:

Michael married....


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, William [II] Maudit.

2 The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton, Volume 2, George Baker, 1841, p. 129.

3 Medieval English Conveyances, J. M. Kaye, 2009, p. 76.

4 British History Online, Parishes : Hanslope with Castle Thorpe, citing A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4, pp. 348-362.

5 Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship, Lois L. Huneycutt, 2003, p. 155, citing RRAN 2: 743.

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