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Roger Fitz Reinfride de Lancaster, Knight

Also Known As: "Roger/ FitzReinfride/ de/ Bruere/"
Birthplace: Kendal Castle, Westmoreland, Cumbria, England
Death: Died in Kendal Castle, Westmoreland, Cumbria, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert FitzKetel de Lancaster, 4th Baron Kendal and Godith Fitzreinstein de Taillebois
Husband of Rohese de Roumare; Alice FitzReinfrid and Sigrid, of Allerdale
Father of Ralph de Bruere and Reinfrid de Bruere
Brother of William l "Tallebois" FitzGilbert de Lancaster, 5th Baron of Kendal; Agnes FitzReinfred; Jordan De Lancaster; Sir Nicholas de Radcliffe, Knight; Siegrid FitzReinfred and 3 others
Half brother of Walter Or De Constances Fitzreinfred

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About Sir Roger de Lancaster, Knight

Alan son of Waldeve, lord of Allerdale. His wife Emma is mentioned in No. 308. See other charters by him in Nos. 49, 308 and 454, Illus. Doc. No. xin., and Guisbro' Chart. (Surtees Soc.), ii. 318-9. His mother, Sigerid, widow of Waldeve, married Roger son of Gilbert, brother of the first William de Lancaster of Kendal (Nos. 223, 232). Alan had a son Waldeve who died without issue. The members of this family were great benefactors of the local religious houses, Carlisle, St. Bees, Holmcultram, Hexham and Guisbro'.

The Register of the Priory of St. Bees, Author: Surtees Society, Durham, Eng, 1915

Roger was Henry II's dapifer (steward), justicar and Sheriff for Sussex and Berkshire. He was a member of the Curia regis at Westminster. His first wife may have been Rohaise (Rohese) de Gant, the widowed Countess of Lincoln. She was the daughter of Richard de Clare and Alice, the daughter of Ranulph le Meschine, Earl of Chester. Circa 1170-1180 Roger conveyed one-twelth a knight's fee to the nuns of Clerkenwil on the condition that they receive his wife, Alice, and her mother, Margaret, as nuns in their chapter whenever it pleased them to enter.1

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