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Eustace Whitney, Knight

Also Known As: "Eustace de Whitney"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert de Whitney and Joan Whitney (Oldcastle)
Husband of Jennet Whitney
Father of Eleanor Whitney; Sir Robert de Whitney and Penelope Whitney
Brother of Perinda Cheyney

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About Sir Eustace Whitney

See Peter Bartrum, )March 3, 2017; Anne Brannen, curator)

  • Eustace Whitney, Esq.1,2
  • M, d. 1481
  • Father Sir Robert Whitney1
  • Mother Angarad verch Madog1
  • Eustace Whitney, Esq. married Joan Trussell, daughter of Sir William Trussell, Sheriff of Staffordshire and Margery Ludlow;His 1st wife; they had 1 son, Robert.1,3,2 Eustace Whitney, Esq. died in 1481 at of Whitney & Colepychard, Herefordshire, England.1
  • Family Joan Trussell
  • Child
    • Sir Robert Whitney, Sheriff of Herefordshire+1,2 b. c 1418, d. c 6 Oct 1494
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 104.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 190.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 719.
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  • Jennet RUSSELL
  • Born: ABT 1414
  • Father: Stephen RUSSELL of Weymouth
  • Mother: Alice De La TOUR
  • Married: Eustace WHITNEY (b. 1410 - d. ABT 1468) (son of Robert Whitney and Joan Oldcastle) 1435
  • Children:
    • 1. Robert WHITNEY of Whitney (b. 1436) (m. Constance Touchet)
  • From: RUSSELL1


  • Eustace Whitney1
  • M, #190863
  • Last Edited=9 May 2006
  • Eustace Whitney married Joan Trussell, daughter of Sir William Trussell and Margery Ludlow.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S79] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 719. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Ancestry.
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  • Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg.1398
  • (VII) Sir Robert Whitney, son of Sir Robert (6), was sent abroad to negotiate treaty with the Count of Flanders in 1388; member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1391. He was sent to France to deliver the castle and town of Cherbourg to the King of Navarre in 1393 was knight marshal in the court of Richard II; sent on King's business to Ireland in 1394. He was killed, together with his brother and most of his relatives, at the battle of Pilleth, 1402.
  • (VIII) Sir Robert Whitney, son of Sir Robert (7), was granted the castle of Clifford and lordships of Clifford and Glasbury by Henry IV in 1404, on account of the services of his father. He was sheriff of Herefordshire in 1413-28-33-37; member of parliament, 1416-22. He fought in the French war under Henry V, and was captain of the castle and town of Vire in 1420. He was named as one of the five knights in Herefordshire in 1433, and died March 12, 1441.
  • (IX) Sir Eustace de Whitney, son of Sir Robert (8), was born in 1411. He was head of a commission sent to Wales by Henry VI in 1455 and was member of parliament for Herefordshire in 1468. He married Jenett Russell; second, Jane Clifford.
  • (X) Robert Whitney, son of Sir Eustace (9), was probably a knight and was an active participant in the War of the Roses, and was attainted as a Yorkist in 1459. He was probably at the battle of Mortimer's Cross in 1461. He was the subject of a poem of Lewis Glyn Cothi, on the occasion of his marriage to Alice, the great-granddaughter of Sir David Gam. He married first, Alice, daughter of Thomas Vaughan; second, Constance Touchett, who was the mother of his sons. She was descended from William the Conqueror, through the second wife of Edward I, King of England.


  • WHITNEY, Sir Robert II (d.1443), of Whitney-on-Wye and Pencombe, Herefs.
  • s. and h. of Sir Robert Whitney I*. m. aft. 1404, Wintelan (b.1392), da. of Thomas Oldcastle* of Eyton, Herefs. and sis. and coh. of Richard Oldcastle (d.1421), 1s. Eustace†.1 Kntd. bef. 1413.
  • .... etc.
  • Following the death of his father at the battle of Pilleth in 1402, Robert inherited the manors of Pencombe (near Bromyard) and Whitney-on-Wye, but his holdings (probably at the last named place, which lay on the border) were said to be so wasted by the Welsh that he had no fortress to hold against them. In February 1404, therefore, he received in compensation a royal grant of the custody, during the minority of Edmund Mortimer, earl of March, of the latter’s castle and lordship of Clifford and the lordship of Glasbury, as from the previous October. .... etc.
  • In June 1410 Whitney acted as an executor of his brother-in-law, (Sir) Thomas Clanvowe*. The testator left him his favourite white horse, a gilt sword ‘ye callyd Warwik’ and a dagger. After the death of Clanvowe’s widow (Whitney’s sister, Perryne) in 1422, Sir Robert also appears to have come into possession of the Clanvowe manor of Ocle Pychard, near Hereford. Several years before this later date he had married Wintelan, one of the daughters of Thomas Oldcastle and ultimately a coheir of her brother, Richard.4 .... etc.
  • .... He died on 12 Mar. 1443, leaving as his heir his son, Eustace, who had been born in 1413.8
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"Line 1.  17. Henry I, King of England , by an unknown mistress  16. Robert de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester (2-17), m. Maud FitzHamon  15. Christian of Gloucester, m. William FitzAlan  14. Christian FitzAlan, m. Hugh Pantulf  13. Ivo Pantulf, m. ----- -----  12. William Pantulf, m. Alice de Verdun  11. Rose Pantulf, m. Sir William Trussell  10. William Trussell, m. Maud Mainwaring (2-10)  9. Sir Warin Trussell, m. Maud de St. Philibert (3-9)  8. Lawrence Trussell, m. Maud Charnells  7. William Trussell, m. Margery Ludlow  6. Jennet Trussell, m. Sir Eustace de Whitney  5. Sir Robert Whitney, m. (2) Elizabeth Vaughn  4. Robert Whitney, m. ----- -----  3. Robert Whitney, m. Elizabeth verch Morgan ap William  Connection here is doubtful.  2. Thomas Whitney, m. Mary Bray  1. John1 Whitney, m.(1) Elinor -----

Line 2.  17. Robert de Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester (1-16), m. Maud FitzHamon  16. Maud FitzRobert, m. Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester  15. Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, m. Bertrade de Montfort  14. Amicia de Meschin, m. Ralph de Mainwaring  13. Roger de Mainwaring, m. ----- -----  12. Roger de Mainwaring, m. ----- -----  11. Warin de Mainwaring , m. Agnes de Arderne  10. Maud Mainwaring, m. William Trussell (1-10)

Line 3.  15. Henry II, King of England, by mistress Ida de Toeni  14. William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, m. Ela FitzPatrick, Countess of Salisbury  13. Ida Longespee, m. Sir William de Beauchamp  12. Beatrice de Beauchamp, m. Sir Thomas FitzOtes  11. Maud FitzThomas, m. Sir John de Botetourte  10. Ada de Botetourte, m. John de St. Philibert  9. Maud de St. Philibert, m. Sir Warin Trussell (1-9)

Copyright © 2007, Robert L. Ward and the Whitney Research Group.


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Sir Eustace Whitney's Timeline

Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Age 15
Hertfordshire, England
Age 25
Herefordshire, England
Age 57
Whitney-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
May 21, 1934
Age 57
August 30, 1934
Age 57
September 10, 1992
Age 57
September 24, 1992
Age 57
May 17, 1994
Age 57