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Ranulf de Alfreton (FitzIngelram), Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby

Latin: Ranulfus, Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby
Also Known As: "Randolph", "Ralph de Alfreton", "Ranulph", "fitzIngram", "FitzEngelram", "Ranulph fitz Ingelram"
Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ingelram, Lord of Alfreton and Hawisia
Husband of Amicia Avenel, of Haddon
Father of Robert de Alfreton, Lord of Alfreton, Norton & Marnham; William de Alfreton, Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby and Avice fitzRanulf de Alfreton

Occupation: Lord of Alfreton
Office: Sheriff 1156-1165 and Dapifer
Managed by: Arthur Alexander Arnold, IV
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About Ranulf de Alfreton, Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby

Ranulph fitz Ingelram (Ingelram2, Ingelram1).

Ranulf (Ralf) de Alfreton was the son of Ingram and served twice (1155-1156 and 1160-1164) as Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby during the reign of Henry II. [http://www.riversheaf.org/sheafrwp/?page_id=3582]


From https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id...

He married Amicia Avenel de Haddon, daughter of William Avenel and Avice.

	  Children of Ranulph fitzIngelram and Amicia Avenel de Haddon are:

* i. William FitzRalph. Married 1) Idonea de Blackwell

  • ii. Robert FitzRalph died 1180. Married a Tuschet; son Robert. “Founder of Beauchief Abbey.”
  • iii. Avice. Married Jordan de Chevercourt


Ingelram had two children

  • Dom. Ralph who married the daughter of Avenal de Haddon. He was Sheriff 1156-1165 and Dapifer.
  • The other child was Elias. (Also seen as Ingleram)


From The Feudal History of the County of Derby: (chiefly During the 11th, 12th ... By John Pym Yeatman, Cecil George Savile Foljambe Earl of Liverpool. “The Berewic of Tapton.” Page 443. GoogleBooks

Ranulf Fitz Ingelram continued sheriff probably to the end of his life, and his son, Robert Fitz Ranulf, the founder of Beauchief Abbey, succeeded him. This would make it appear that, as in some other counties, it was hereditary in this family except for occasional periods of political disturbances, the first roll of the pipe shows that Ingram had been in trouble, for he paid 10 marcs that he might have his land as before it was distrained ; there is, in fact, no evidence anywhere that Peveril held this sheriffdom, and as we find Ingleram’s son holding his great Barony of Alfretone, it may be hazarded that he was hereditary sheriff at the time of Domesday ; and, therefore, as he paid no geld for his sheriffs fee no mention is made of any of his manors forming part of it, but only of those which he held in addition to his fee. It is suggested therefore that the King’s manors of Topton and Nortone (which were chiefly wood, being 5 miles long and 3 broad, with only two bovates hidable held by free or ....

From https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id...

The manor of Alfreton was given by Wulfric, a noble Saxon, and confirmed by Ethelred II to Burton abbey. It had again passed into lay hands before the compilation of the Domesday Survey; in which it is described as held by Ingram, under Roger de Busli. This Ingram was the immediate ancestor of Robert Fitz-Ranulph or Fits-Ralph, Lord of Alfreton, who founded Beauchief abbey in the reign of Henry II. His descendants were denominated de Alfreton.


  • http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/books/bonser1948/sutton19.htm “Robert Fitzranulph, son of Ingelram, a Baron by tenure and lord of Alfreton, Norton and Marnham, was of so great importance as to be Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derby, A.D. 1166 to 1170, and again in 1189. ...”
  • The Feudal History of the County of Derby: (chiefly During the 11th, 12th ... By John Pym Yeatman, Cecil George Savile Foljambe Earl of Liverpool. Publication date 1886. “The Red Book of the Exchequer.” Page 336. GoogleBooks “Jordan de Chevercourt married the daughter of Ranulf fitz Ingelram, of Alfreton, whose great-niece married the son of Robert de Chaucis, of Marnham.“
  • http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/tts/tts1901/dealfretonandch...
  • Marshall, George William. The Visitations of the County of Nottingham in the Years 1569 and 1614 (London, 1871) Page 123 GoogleBooks
  • Robert Thoroton, 'Carleton in Lindrick, and Wallingwelles', in Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 3, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby, ed. John Throsby (Nottingham, 1796), pp. 408-414. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/thoroton-notts/vol3/pp408-414 [accessed 13 October 2019]. (fn. 5) This Jordan de Chevercourt it seems married Avicia, the daughter of Ranulph, the sheriff named in Markham, who had several daughters, Letice, Mabel, (whom I guess, was wife of Raph de Saint George) Albreda, Isabell.
  • Honors and Knights' Fees, Volume 2. By William Farrer. Page 152 - 153. GoogleBooks “It is not known how his land came to the lords of Alfreton. In 1130 Ranulf son of Ingelram was pardoned his share of the common ...”
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