Gilbert de Magminot (de Maminot ) (De Maminot) (c.1037 - 1101)

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Birthplace: Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: Died in West Greenwich, Kent, , England
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Gilbert de Magminot or Maminot

The Manor of Deptford, also known as West Greenwich was bestowed upon Gilbert de Magminot or Maminot by William the Conqueror and this is where he held the head of the barony of Maminot... Gilbert de Magminot's great-grandson, Walkelin Maminot,[9] dying without issue in 1191, the manor fell to the share of his sister and co-heir Alice, the wife of Geoffrey de Say... - - Sayes Court

...Gilbert de Maminot, Bishop of Lisieux from 1077 to 1101 was one of eight barons who with John de Fiennes defended Dover Castle by providing troops to man this strategic hilltop fort. He was also sent by William to request from Pope Alexander II his agreement to the planned invasion of England. Apparently Gilbert was successful, so much so that the Pope gave Gilbert a banner to be carried in battle. In return for his service Gilbert was granted tenancies in Yorkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, in all 33 properties, one of which was Lasborough Manor at Neueton, as it was then known...Castle to Church

The manor of Cudham, of which we have first to speak, wasone of the hundred and eighty-four manors in Kent, conferredby the Conqueror upon his uterine brother the celebrated Odo,Bishop of Bayeux in Normandy and Earl of this county, ofwhom it was held at the time of the Domesday Survey, 1080-1086, by another follower of William, Gilbert de Maminot.In 19 William I. 1084-5, on the disgrace of the Bishop, themanor was seised into the King’s hands; but immediatelyre-granted to Maminot to be held of the King in capite astwo knight’s fees and by the service of keeping ward at DoverCastle. To this baron succeeded Hugh his son, who byMaud (?) daughter of Hamo Peverell, sister of William Pe-verell of Dover, was father oi'Walchelir1e de Maminot, Con-stable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque - - THE TOPOGRAPHER AND GEN EALOGIST

...COWDHAM was given by William the Conqueror tohis half-brother Odo, bishop of Baieux; of whom itwas held by Gilbert Maminot, as appears by the surveyof Domesday, in which it is entered under the generaltitle of the bishop of Baieux's lands as follows:

Gilbert Maminot holds of the bishop (of Baieux)Codeham. It was taxed at 4 sulings. The arable landis 10 carucates. In demesne there are 4, and 15 villeins, with 6 borderers having 6 carucates. There is achurch, and 11 servants, and 2 mills of 14 shillings and2 pence value. Wood for the pannage of 40 bogs. Inthe time of king Edward the Confessor it was worth 20pounds, and afterwards 16 ponnds, and now 24 pounds.

On the disgrace of the bishop of Baieux, in the19th year of that reign, about four years after thetaking of Domesday, Cowdham was seized into theking's hands, among the rest of the bishop's estates.This place afterwards continued in the possession ofGilbert Maminot before mentioned, who then becamethe king's immediate tenant for it, and appears tohave held it in the 20th year of that reign, as twoknights fees, parcel of the twenty-four, which madeup the barony of Maminot, of which Deptford was thehead or chief, and were held of the king, as of his castleof Dover, in capite by barony, the tenant of Cowdhambeing bound, by the tenure of them, to maintain a certain number of soldiers continually for the defence ofthat castle. - [ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62801 From: 'Parishes: Cowdham', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797)http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62801], pp. 60-78.

...‘Maminot’ is more likely to be reduced to ‘Mamnott’ or ‘Mammott’ than ‘Mammatt’ or ‘Mammett’, while the known genealogy of the Maminot family appears to reject their suggestion decisively. Gilbert de Maminot’s barony of West Greenwich (Kent) passed on his death in 1101 to his son Hugh and on Hugh’s death before 1131 to Hugh’s son Walkeline I, and to the latter’s son Walkeline II by 1157. When Walkeline II died childless c. 1190, his heir was his aunt Alice, daughter of Hugh de Maminot.25 Since, therefore, there were no male heirs of Gilbert de Maminot known c. 1190 who, had they existed, would automatically have had precedence over Hugh’s sister as claimant to the barony, it seems quite clear that ‘Mammatt’ or ‘Mammett’ cannot represent the surname Maminot. However, it is possible that ‘Mammatt’ an even more ‘Mammett’ could be a reduced form of ‘Mahumet’ borne by his descendants (if any). But the surname is exceedingly rare: it is not mentioned in the locational analyses of Guppy and Hitchings... was ‘Mahumet’? Arabs in Angevin England. John S. Moore (University of Bristol)

...The manor of Deptford having been granted by William the Conqueror to Gilbert de Magminot, he is said to have erected a castle there, which, as it would have commanded the passage of the Thames, the adjacent great road to Dover, and the deep ford of the Ravensbourne, is by no means improbable. The family becoming extinct in 1192, the castle seems to have fallen into ruin at a very early date... -Deptford castle

...There were three manors at Leckhampstead in 1086. The largest was held by Gilbert Maminot of the bishop of Bayeux. It was assessed at 18 hides, had seven ploughs in operation (out of a possible 12), and possessed a recorded population of 26 (18 villeins, 6 bordars and 2 slaves). There was sufficient woodland to support 400 pigs and enough meadow for 12 ploughs. The value of the manor had fallen from £8 before the Conquest, when it was held by Earl Leofwin, to £6 in 1086... Gilbert Maminot’s manor, which soon became known as Great Leckhampstead, was subinfeudated to the Chastilun family in the 12th century... - -Leckhampstead

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Gilbert de Magminot (de Maminot )'s Timeline

1037
1037
Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France
1065
1065
Age 28
Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France
1101
1101
Age 64
West Greenwich, Kent, , England
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