About Gilbert de Venables, 2nd Baron of Kinderton
This Gilbert was the first Baron of Kinderton, and was rewarded with seventeen manors in all. He had two known sons, Gilbert II and Hamon. Gilbert II was born in c.1060, in Normandy. Hamon was born c.1064, in Normandy.
Father: Gilbert De Venables b: 1085 in Venables Evreux, Eure, Basse-Normandie, France
- Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
- Gilbert de VENABLES , of Kinderton b: 1130 in Kinderton cum Hulme, Northwich, Cheshire, England
Arms: Azure, two bars, sable. Crest: On a wreath, a w yvern Argent pierced with an arrow, headed Or and feathere d Ag. a child proper Armed, Or and standing on a weir, Arge nt, banded, Azure. Venables, a baronial name from Venable s near Evereux in Normandy, France.
The family does not appear under this name in Normandy, it s proper name being le Venour or Venatori, so named from the office of Veneur or Venator derived from Vanabulum, a hunting spear, or more properly a boar spear, which reflects his origin. Being from a line of hereditary huntsmen or Vene ro of the Norman Dukes.
Gislebert Venator or de Venables was one of three brothers who came to England with Hugh Lupus, first Earl of Cheshire, Eng. He was ancestor of the Barons of Kinderton, of whom Gislebert Venables of Cheshire is mentioned in 1180 as Gislebert Venator of Normandy, proving the connection between the English and French Venables.
Many of the Cheshire gentry families have a connection with the Venables of Kinderton and they were the ancestors of many of the branches of the Legh and Leigh families through John Venables son of William de Venables and Agnes de Legh, who changed his name to Legh. This family came over from Normandy and are first recorded in England in 1086. Gilbert de Venables was one of the eight barons appointed by the Earl of Chester.
Gilbert de Venables, 2nd Baron of Kinderton's Timeline
Eure, Basse-Normandie, France
Northwich, Cheshire, England
Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, England