Isabella de Alfreton

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Isabella de Alfreton

Also Known As: "Idabel fitz Ranulf", "Tattershall", "Isabel"
Birthplace: Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: circa 1215
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William de Alfreton, Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby and Idonea de Blackwell
Wife of Sir John de Orreby, of Orby
Mother of Margaret (or Alice) de Orreby and John de Orreby

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About Isabella de Alfreton



Herbart and Agnes had a large family. The eldest son and heir was John de Orreby of Orby, Fenton, Ingoldmels. He confirmed his parents' gifts to Bardney and Bullington. He married Idabel, daughter and co-heiress of William, son of Ranulf by his wife, Idonea de Blackwell. She confirmed to Welbeck Abbey her parent's gifts of lands in Bilby, Notts, and Blackwell, Derbys.

From Robert Thoroton, 'Billeby and Ranby', in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, ed. John Throsby (Nottingham, 1796), pp. 446-447. British History Online [accessed 13 October 2019].

(fn. 4) Isabella, the daughter of William Fitz-Ranulf, sometime wife of John de Orreby, gave and confirmed to the canons of Wellebec the mill of Bileby, which William Fitz-Ranulf her father, gave, with his body there to be buried, and the moyety of the mill of Blackwell, which Idonea her mother gave to the said canons, with her body there to be buried also.


The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly Journal ..., Volume 7, page 194 GoogleBooks shows this Isabella as daughter of Robert fitz Ranulf, the founder of Beauchief, brother of Sir William de Alfreton 1180 who married Idonea de Blackwell.

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Isabella de Alfreton's Timeline

Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire, England
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 39
Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England