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In the time of King Edward the Confessor a high ranking Danish man named Norman was given the ownership of Thrybergh, Dalton, and Brinsworth. Normans name simply meant Northman and he was a grandson of Alwine and also Farthegn, the latter being the ruler of Yorkshire.

In 1066 with the invasion of England by the Normans who were not exactly French but descendants of  the Danes who had been given land in France in earlier times the estates of Thrybergh, Brinsworth, and Dalton were given to a William of Spofforth.  However he had the estates  taken from him in 1086 for refusing to pay Dane Gelt a tax which was raised to collect money to raise armies to defend England against the Danes.
Therefore in 1086. according to the Doomsday Book the three estates was given to  William de Perci, who was a chief aid to William the Conqueror .

The estate of  Brinsworth [ 1086 Brinsford ]   was held by Rozelline along with Thrybergh under William De Percy.


 Rozelline had a Co-heir whose name was  Baron Adam Swain who was the son of the founder of the priory of Monkbretton.  This Adam Swain had daughters and the eldest daughter and co-heir married a certain Alexandra Crevequer, so the  lordship of Thrybergh still under De Percy eventually passed to her descendants who were the the Nevils and the Hetons, one of the latter in the reign of Edward 111.

After the early twelfth century, the most frequent cause for the partitioning of estates was through inheritance by heiresses. In 1159, for example, Adam, son of Sveinn, son of Alric died, leaving as his heirs his two daughters, Amabel and Maude, who had married  William de Neville and Adam de Montbegan.


Enter The Normanville's


Record Series - Page 82
by Yorkshire Archaeological Society - 1943
.".. of the family of Normanville, who held the manor of the Percy fee as sub-tenants of the family of Heton. "


Rozelline's properties had also included lands in Stainton and Reresby in Lincolnshire, so when  Ralph De Normanville married Avica in 1168-89 the properties at Thrybergh, Dalton, Brinsworth, Stainton, and Reasby fell into the ownership of the Normanville's.




Acknowledgement by Isaac nephew of Aeron, attorney of Henna, widow of Aeron, son of Jacob of York and in the name of the said Henna, in favour of Adam son of Ralph de Normanville of Tryberg, and all his heirs, or assigns of quittance of all debts &c, owing by Ralph son of Ralph, brother of the said Adam, or by the said Ralph, father of the said Adam etc. ------


 Bulletin - Page 23
by Great Britain National Register of Archives
LINCOLNSHIRE* Archives Office, Family and Estate:— Exchequer Gate, Lincoln. ...
"and charter granting Rutland to Ralf of Normanville (1205); Lincolnshire"


This was a case of King John disposing of Isabella's [ Known as Johns Jezebel ] dowry lands, and Rutland was a fee farm presented by the king to Ralph de Normanville and his heirs in 1205. However the circumstances as to why Ralph abandoned his custody of the county in 1209 is not certain.


Thomas de Parenny of Boston had letters of safe conduct (dated 5th October, 1216) to the King, to obtain the redemption of Gerald de Normanville, his lord.


King John the bad guy in Robin Hood had two powerful servants in his household who were Ralph de Normanville and Ralph of Bray who were both called Marshalls of the Kings army in 1213. Ralph de Normanville had begun his career in the household of the Kings justiciar Geoffrey Fitz Peter.

source: The Household Knights of King John - Page 33
by Stephen David Church - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 200 pages



 Avicia who was a rightful heiress in the counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire had claimed the land in Stainton in 1203.

The earliest Lincolnshire assize rolls, A.D. 1202-1209 - Page lxxii
by Lady Doris Mary Parsons Stenton, England Curia Regis - 1926


Avicia de Nornanville seeks against the abbot of Barlings and Reginald the keeper of the bridge twenty acres of land and five of meadow in Stainton by Langworth as her right and inheritance whereof Ralf de Normanville formally her husband and she were seised as of the fee and right of this Avicia.


Avicia being descended from Rozeline who had previously been the owner of land in Stainton. From the book
The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages - Page 362

"From him [ Hugh Fitz Osmond ] came the barons of Normanville , a younger branch of whom held the--- and held Dalton in the same county, as well as Stainton in Lincolnshire"
In South Yorkshire we find Avice de Normanville holding land at Brinsworth 4 John; and her descendant Ralph 44 Henry III. had a grant of free warren at


It seems therefore certain that the Stainton estate came to this Ralph by marriage with Avicia.


 The Three Sitwells: A Biographical and Critical Study - Page 19
by Rodolphe Louis Mégroz - 1927 - 333 pages
"... Notts and Derby in 1269, married Margery, sister and heir to Sir Adam de Normanville, ... York, and Stainton, Co. Lincoln. Their son was the Sir Adam de Reresby ."


Of around 1185-90 Ralph De Normanville granted to his son lands in Thrybergh and elsewhere by consent of Avicia his wife. He also gave one oxgang in Brinsford to the Templars in 1194-5, and his widow had two oxgangs there in 1203


Throughout the history of Thrybergh the name Saville[ Sayvile ]  appears time and time again and here is one of the first mentions

The little manor of Ickles which seems to have taken its name from the house can be traced back to the reign of Richard 1 when Templeborough and Ickles were given by Ralph and Avica Normanville to Richard De Savile in marriage with Iclonia their daughter. This Richard and Ralph his son may have had a residence at the Ickles, as in 1322 there was a place named ’ Sayvile sike’.


The Normanville male  linage is thus:

Ralph de Normanville of Empingham born around 1115

Gerold de Normanville , of Empingham born around 1142

John de Normanville born around 1191 Oakham, Empingham, Rutlandshire.   
Ralph Normanville born around 1195  Oakham, Empingham  Rutlandshire.
Thomas de Normanville around 1202  Oakham, Empingham, Rutlandshire, 
Ralph Normanville
Ralph Normanville  born 1220 at Thrybergh

Adam Normanville born ? 
John de Normanville born 1222  at  Thrybergh

 Adam was holding Thrybergh in 1316 (Feudal Aids, vi, 199); Sir William De Wykersley priest Thrybergh  , on the près, of Adam de Normanville of Thrybergh. 989. 7 idus Aprilis (April 7), 1313. ...

Margery Normanville daughter of Ralph de Normanville, and sister and heiress of Adam de Normanville. She married Ralph Reresby born 1186 son of  Isorius  Fitzalexander De Reresby born around 1155. 


 Rauf de Normanvile
Gules a fess between two bars gemelles argent
Ralph de Normanville, who also appears in The Camden Roll, D192 & The Heralds' Roll, HE151

1240-1, Hilary Term. - Fine between Gerard de Seyville, plaintiff, and Ralph de Normanville, deforciant, of 2½ bovates and 1/3 of half a bovate of land in Brunnesford [Brinsworth ].1 Gerard releases all his right and claim (Feet of Fines, Yorks., case 264, file 36, no. 45).
Deed of covenant whereby Sir John de Lovetot (or Lovetoft), (fn. 12) senior, conveys to Robert de Basingge the marriage (maritagium)
Convencio inter Johannem Louetoft seniorem et Robertum de Basingge
Of Margaret, daughter and heiress of Thomas, son of Ralph de Normanville, and the guardianship of all lands and tenements coming to her on the decease of her said father and of Ralph her uncle, together with the advowson of the church of Kynardintone, (fn. 13) &c., excepting the dower of Dionisia her mother, and saving to the aforesaid John certain emblements; the said Robert paying to the said John a sum of money in hand, and covenanting to pay the sum of £200 by instalments as prescribed. The sum of 200 marks to be in respite, to be paid in the event of the said Margaret living beyond the term of four years from the date of this deed, or dying within the term, leaving issue, the grantor to be indemnified respecting "Gavelkynde" (fn. 14) in Kent, &c. The aforesaid Robert covenants to allow his son, who is about to marry the said Margaret, to endow her with twenty librates (fn. 15) of land. Sureties for the grantor, William de Hereford, John le Blund, and William le Mazeliner. Dated the Feast of the Circumcision [1 Jan.], 22 Edward I. [A. D. 1293-4].
Afterwards, viz., on Monday the Feast of Annunciation B. M. [25 March], 31 Edward I. [A. D. 1303], came Nicholas de Sparkford, executor of John de Lovetot, before John le Blunt, Mayor, William de Beton', Thomas Romeyn, Richard de Gloucestre, Richard Asshewy, and Nicholas Pycot, then Chamberlain, and delivered up the above deed to the aforesaid Margaret, widow and executrix of Robert de Basingge, and acknowledged complete satisfaction, &c. It is therefore cancelled.

From: 'Folios x - xix', Calendar of letter-books of the city of London:

C: 1291-1309 (1901), pp. 15-20. URL:




Margery Normanville was born in Thrybergh in 1248 she was a daughter of Ralph Normanville born around 1220 at Thrybergh and  Avicia  born around 1224 who held Thrybergh at this time, Margery married Ralph Reresby who was born around 1248 in Ashover Derbyshire, he was the son of  Isidore Reresby and Amicia.


Adam de Normanville son of Ralph de Normanville died without male issue and his estate was passed to Margery his sister the wife of Ralph Reresby, with this inheritance the Reresbys gained several Lordships, and for four hundred years the Reresbys of Thrybergh were one of the most notable families of England.


It follows then that though the Reresby family of Ralph and Margery were resident at Thrybergh, they held the manor as sub tenant's of Adam Normanville who died circa c 1338.


The Visitation of Yorkshire, Made in the Years 1584/5
by Robert Glover, William Fairfax, Sir Richard Saint-George - 1875 - Page 72

Memorandum quod Adam Normanville dedit duas acras terne in Thribergh, anno 1553.
Et quod Thomas Glentham habuit exitum,


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