About Richard de Mesnilwaren
--2.Richard de Mesnil Warin - He is the son of Ranulphus de Mesnil Warin.
~County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, p. 362, notes that Dugdale, in his MS. collections, recorded one hudred and thirty-on variations of the spelling of Mesnilwarin or Mesnilgarin.
Richard de Mesnilwaren and his brother Roger de Mesnilgarin are said to be the sons of Ranulfus de Mesnilwaren. Richard gave the tithes of Blacon to the abbey of St. Werburgh, someitme before 1093, "decimam de Blachenot, de annonâ de piscaria, et de omnibus de quibus decima dari debet : teste Rogero fratre su, & etc." Brother Roger gave Plumley the same abbey sometime before as is shown by "Plumlciam cum Widone filio suo quando factus est monachus. Test. Ranulfo et Williclmo filiis."
According to the "Mainwaring and Trussell of Warmincham" pedigree given by George Ormerod, not only were the witnesses of Roger Mesnilgarin's grant, William and Randle, his sons, but he had another son named Wido who was a monk of Chester abbey before 1119.
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol III, pp. 226 & 229
Roger and his brother were both generous benefactors of the Abbey at Chester. Roger gave Plymley before 1119, at the time he also had his son Wido, as a monk there. Roger's oldest son William, was a witness to this grant. William had a son, named after his father, who, followed his grandfather gave generously to the monks at Chester.
~County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, p. 362