Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. III
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
Goisfrid de Runeville held in Herts 1086: (Domesd.) and was probably the "Seigneur de Rouvile" of the Norman Chronicle. But I think this name stands for Reinevile, a very ancient Yorkshire family. "They held much land of the Lacis, in various parts of their fee. An Ilbert de Ramosville, which may be Reinevil, was contemporary with Ilbert de Laci, and held lands of him in Campsall, of which he gave the tithe to the chapel of St. Clement, in Pontefract Castle. The same chapel had also tithe in Badsworth, and I have little doubt Badsworth was included in the tenure of this Ilbert. But the first of the Reinivils mentioned by Dodsworth as having possession of Badsworth is a William, father to Adam de Reinivil, who is distinguished by the addition vetus from a son and grandson of the same name. He gave the town of Badsworth with the advowson of the church, to a younger son, Swein de Reinivil. This could scarcely be later than the time of Hen. I.
"Swein was one of four potent brothers; William, Adam, Swein, and Jordan; but the name of Reinevil soon disappeared at Badsworth, Swein having only daughters, Eva, married to Eudo de Longvilers, and Agnes, to William his brother. The issue of Agnes was one daughter only, Hugolina de Quatremains. Badsworth passed to the descendants of Eudo and Eva."—Hunter's South Yorkshire. The first Adam de Reinivile was a benefactor to Nostel Priory at some time prior to 1120: Thomas his son also appears in the chartulary.
Jordan de Reinevile, Swein's brother, had also two daughters and co-heirs; Margaret (living 1266) who married Sir Robert de Mounteney, and Alice, or Aliena, married to Thomas de Bellew.