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Henry de Pierrepont, Sir

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Birthplace: Holbeck Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Holbeck Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England
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Son of Robert de Pierrepont and Maud de Pierrepont
Husband of Annora deManvers, heir of Holme
Father of Sir Robert de Pierrepont; Elizabeth de Pierrepont; Roger de Pierrepont; Annora de Pierrepont; Sir Simon de Pierrepont and 2 others
Brother of Simon de Pierrepont

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About Sir Henry de Pierrepont

The Pierreponts were based in north and central Nottinghamshire until the marriage of Henry de Pierrepont to Annora de Manvers at the end of the 13th century brought the estate at Holme, four miles from Nottingham, into the family. Holme Pierrepont Hall

Military service: 1264, "A person of great note" at the battle of Lewes

Reign: Became by marriage the first Lord of Holme-Pierrepont, County Nottingham, England


Robert, the progenitor of the great house of Pierrepont, held one of the largest, if not the largest manor in Sussex, Hurst-Pierpoint, extending over several different parishes, which was transmitted to his descendants in unbroken male succession for nearly three centuries. Hugh, Robert, and William, who witness a deed of their suzerain's in the Lewes chartulary previous to 1148, were probably his sons. Hugh left only a daughter named Beatrix, married to William de Warren, Lord of Wirmegay. Robert appears in the Liber Niger, as well as Simon de Pierrepont, with whom he (or another Robert) went to the siege of Acre under Coeur de Lion. One of Simon's grandsons, Guy, was Lord of Glazeley in Shropshire, and adopted the name of his manor, where his posterity continued for five generations. At the same date, John de Perpund held land by serjeantry in Nottinghamshire; and another Simon, ten knight's fees of the Earl Warren (Testa de Nevill). This Simon died s. p.: and was succeeded by his brother Sir Robert, who sided with Henry III. against the barons, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Lewes. It was his marriage that transplanted the family to Notts; for his wife Annora, the sister and sole heir of Lionel de Malavers or Mauvers, brought him Holme—since Holme Pierrepont, and a great estate in that county. On his seal first appears the present coat of Pierrepont: Argent semee of cinquefoils Gules, a lion rampant Sable, "probably adopted by his father, who may have married a Clifton, a Nottinghamshire family, whose arms resemble these in all but tinctures."—W. S. Ellis.' Yet it is certain that Sir Robert's eldest son Simon, and Simon's heiress Sibilla, who carried away Hurst-Pierpont and the Sussex estates to the Uffords, used the original coat of their house, as borne by Robert de Pierrepont at the siege of Acre (see Dansey's Crusaders): Azure a chief chequy Or and Gules; which (with the chequers of Warren added in honour of their suzerain) was that retained by two of the French families of this name (see p. 381).

Sir Robert's second son and namesake, who, on Simon's death, became the head of the family, bore his father's coat, and, succeeding to his mother's inheritance, settled at Holme-Pierrepoint. He fought in Scotland with Edward I.: and several of his descendants, in their turn, rendered good service in the field. One was among the foremost at Halidon Hill: another, a stout Yorkist, was knighted by Edward IV. after the battle of Barton: and a third was made a Knight Banneret in 1513 for his valour at the sieges of Tournay and Therouenne. http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll2/chap00.ht

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Sir Henry de Pierrepont's Timeline

1226
1226
Holbeck Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England
1259
1259
Age 33
Of, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, England
1265
1265
Age 39
Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, , England
1278
1278
Age 52
Holme Pierrepont,,Nottinghamshire,England
1280
1280
Age 54
Holme-Pierrepont, Nottingham, England
1282
1282
Age 56
Holme-Pierrepont, Nottingham, England
1286
1286
Age 60
Holme-Pierrepont, Nottingham, England
1292
1292
Age 66
Westmorland, England
1292
Age 66
Holbeck Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England