Ralf / Ralph de Limisi, Baron of Oxburg (c.1060 - 1085)

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Birthplace: Toescini, Normandie
Death: Died in Oxenburg, Norfolk, England
Occupation: Baron of Oxburg
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About Ralf / Ralph de Limisi, Baron of Oxburg

William gave to Ralf the barony of Oxburg, or Oxenburg in Norfolk, and 41 other

manors in several counties with the lands of Christina one of the sisters of Prince Edgar, whom Ralf married.

They had Ralf who married Hadewise and had Alan, whose son Gerard married Amy, (daughter of Trian de Hornelade of Bidun Limisi), whose son John married Alice, daughter of Robert of Harcourt, died in 1198 and left a son, Hugh, who is said to have died without issue some time after 1223. Through John's sister (and co-heir) part of the barony passed by marriage with David de Limisey to the Lindsays, or Lindseys of Scotland.

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An analysis of the Domesday book of the county of Norfolk - Rev. George Munford

Page 41

XXVII.— RALPH DE LIMESI.

Ralph de Limesi, a relation of Robert de Limesi, Bishop

of Litchfield and Coventry, was a Norman Baron, and, according to some accounts,(1) nephew to the Conqueror, although Dugdale makes no mention of such a relationship. William bestowed upon him forty-one manors in England, besides the lands of his wife Christina, one of the sisters of Prince Edgar Atheling, grandson of King Edmund Ironside, who was brother to Edward the Confessor.(2) Ralph de Limesi founded at Hertford a priory of Benedictine monks, subordinate to the Abbey of St. Alban's, in the time of Abbot Paul, who died in the year 1093.(3) In Norfolk, Ralph de Limesi held only two manors, which were valued, both in the Confessor's and in the Conqueror's time, at £6.

1 Kelham, p. 73.

2 Blom. vol. vi. p. 168.

3 Tanner's Not Monast, p. 182.

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Ralf / Ralph de Limisi, Baron of Oxburg's Timeline

1060
1060
Toescini, Normandie
1085
1085
Age 25
Oxenburg, Norfolk, England
1090
1090
Age 25
Limésy, Seine-Inferieure, Upper-Normandy, France
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