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Warin FitzGerald, II, Knight Templar

Also Known As: "fitzGerod", "fitzGerald", "warine"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Berkshire, England
Death: circa 1218 (43-59)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry FitzGerold, Chamberlain and Maud de Chesney
Husband of Alice Fitzgerald
Father of Margaret de Reviers
Brother of Henry FitzGerald

Managed by: Pam Wilson
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About Sir Warin FitzGerald (The Younger)

according to an email from a M. Mitchell (mikan2g4[at] ) who disputes the genealogy of Sir Warin which is quoted in full below:-

I was recently reading an article by Nicholas Vincent in Anglo-Norman Studies 21, concerning Warin and Henry Fitz Gerald who were Kings' Chamberlains and I think there may be a few errors on your site. According to Vincent, the Warin who married Alice de Courcy was named Fitzgerald, not Michel. (Person ID 1735) His parents were Henry Fitzgerald and Matilda de Chesney and his grandfather was a Robert Fitzgerald. (He also had an uncle Warin who was a chamberlain) There is no mention of a connection with the De Bures.(Unless Robert was a son of Gerold de Bures?) You list Warin and Alice de Courcy as having nine children yet all references that I have found list only one - Margaret Fitzgerald - who inherited half the Courcy and all the Fitzgerald lands. Hope this doesn't muddy the waters too much!


Sir Warin Michell born Sir Warin FitGerols about 1167 died 1218

He was a Crusader who helped save the life of Richard the Lionheart and who witnessed the Magna Carta in 1215.

Sir Warin Michell was born in the reign of King Henry II and was a knight. Warin's father, Gerold, served the next monarch, King Richard I as a Knight Templar on the 3rd Crusade and subsequently served King John I as Chamberlain.

Warin married Alice de COURCY, (Curci),


1. Warin MICHEL>

2. Unknown MICHEL

3. William MICHEL

4. Margory MICHEL d. 1242

5. Jordan MICHEL

6. Thomas MICHEL

7. Alan MICHEL >



9. Margaret MICHEL >

Source Ken Michell Australia:

The following was contested by the first paragraph of this overview:

Warin Chamberlain and Treasurer to King Henry 11. In 1189 - 1192 went with Richard 1 on the 3rd Crusade. Married Alice de Courcy . Inherited Stogursey Castle by Bridgewater. Her mother was Juliana, daughter of Richer de Aquila, 2nd baron of Pevensey Castle in Sussex.

It is recorded in 'The History of Dartmouth', that "King Richard 1st. (Who had taken the cross before his accession) entered at the very commencement off his reign into an alliance with Phillip of France, that they might proceed together to the Holy Lands to rescue Jerusalem from the infidels; an enterprise which is known in history as the Third Crusade. The King himself departed from Dover and proceeded to the Continent during the month of December 1189; and kept his Christmas at Bures in Normandy."

Curia Regis- Vol.1 page 345:- date 1200. (see also page 131 dated 1200) Jude de Mara is replaced by Thomas de Mara in joint agreement with Warin Michel in retaining existing fortification on a property.

Sir Warin Michel, a knight named in rolls of the Curia Regis vol.v., this King's Court record associates him with the great Norman baron, Gilbert de Clare.

Sir Warin named 1200 (Page 125) and 1208 in Curia Regis (The King's Court). He was one of the witnesses to an inquisition. Concerns 64 acres of land, a tenant in Bodham in Herefordshire. Also a mention in Hereford where men were brought together to determine the value of one half of a Tirel property held by a Knights service, one which John Prichard lay claim to.

Red Book of the Exchequer - 1210 and 1212 Warin the Chamberlain, son of Gerold named with William Michel of Milton who was the custodian of hunting dogs for King John.

The male line of Aquila failed 1231 in England with the death of Gilbert the 4th baron. The 3 spreadeagle bearings of Aquila now came to Michell of Cornwall.

In 1229 a Warin and Robert de Kingeston held Kingeston-Kingston by Lewes in 1235 Warin witnessed a deed here, 1235 Lewes Chartulary- Sir Warin de Kingston, steward to William, 6th Earl Warenne and Surrey. The Earl's sister Isabel married Gilbert de Aquila, 4th Baron of Pevensey, Sussex.

1155/58 Pipe Rolls Book 2 Wiltshire - Warin son of Gerold 1158/9 Pipe Rolls Vol 6 page 39 - Wiltshire - Warin son of Gerold held lands in the county worth £23-4s-2d which £23-4s-2d was in Melksham.

Essex Archaeological Society - New Series It is recorded in the Black Book of the Exchequer, that King Henry II (Reigned 1154 - 1189) gave the Honor of Eudo Dapifer of some 51 Knights Fees to Warin son of Gerold. This baronry was previously held by his brother Henry.

Itinerary of King Richard I - 8 June 1191 Warin Fitz Gerold was in the siege of Acre during the third crusade. Whilst hunting with the King, the party was attacked by some forces of Salidin, he and some knights helped save the life of the King already renowned as Richard the Lionheart.

August 1197 - France in August Warin Fitz Gerold and Henry Fitz Gerold were among witnesses to Charter of Richard I.

1199/1200 -Curia Regis, Rolls of Richard I, page 260 - Warin son of Gerold and his brother Henry held land in the counties of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

1200 Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, page 130 - Names Warin Fitz Gerold and Alicia de Curci his wife, She was the daughter (marrying second time) of William de Curcy, baron of Stokes-Curci, Bridgewater, Somerset.

Loose translation of Foregoing Roll of 1200 - 3rd September 1200, an assembly before justices Warin son of Gerold and Alice de Curci his wife came to proclaim the asset that Avice de Rumilly had given certain portions of "Harewde" in support of the church (abby) of the Blessed Marie and St. Michael. Apparently Avice wished to add to the earlier endowment of great value provided by one Roger. It would appear that Warin wished to take away parts of this collective grant and give it to St. Peter's of Waranto to have in free ownership. William de Cane agreed with Warin that St. Peter's should not be indebted or harassed by the cannons of the other religious establishment.

1203 Curia Regis Rolls Vol 11, page 32 - Warin son of Gerold held 1 Knights Fee of land in Lagre, Essex.

1208 Pipe Rolls of King John, page 196 Wiltshire - Warin son of Gerold held Stratton in the county of Wiltshire worth £13. In a Pipe Roll of 1221 his land in Stratton were worth £26.

In 1210 King John visited his chamberlain Warin son of Gerold at his castle of Stokes-Curci (Stogursey) . Warin obtained it through marriage to Alicia, heir to this estate.

Jeff Mitchell, of Sussex states:- Warin held the manor of Sutton, at Seaforth in Sussex. There had been a port at Seaforth since the Roman times, more importantly it is near the river of Ouse, which was used to carry goods right up to the county town of Lees. One of the earliest records in Sussex is of Richard Michel in a dispute with the prior of Lees in 1278.

From Donovan Michell's book "The search for a Norman identity"

Also with King Richard at this time was the baron Warin, son of Gerald the Chamberlain, and the grandson of Hubert mentioned above. Out hunting with the king near Acre, there was an unexpected skirmish with some of Saladin's men, and it was Warin with a few knights who managed to save the life of the King. In 1215 he was one of those who signed the Magna Carta of King John. Records suggest that some descendants of this family took Michel for their hereditary name.

Warin Fitzgerald

  • Father Henry Fitzgerald, b. 1140, Kingston Lisle,Sparsholt,Berkshire,England
  • Mother Maud Chesney, b. 1145, Deddington,Kingston,Derbyshire,England
  • Family 1 Mathilda Cheney
  • Children
  1. Henry Fitzgerald ∞ Ermentrude Ferrers

From wikipedia:

The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Haiford, with a manor or 10 hides that was one of the many estates of the Norman baron Robert D'Oyly.[2] Along with many manors of the D'Oyly estate, Heyford became part of the Honour of Wallingford.[2] The manor was tenanted by the de Chesney family until the late 12th century, when Maud de Chesney became married to Henry FitzGerold, chamberlain to Henry II.[2] Maud left the manor to her eldest son Warin, who had succeeded to the manor by 1198 and after whom the village became called Heyford Warren.[2] Warin's daughter Margaret married Baldwin de Redvers, son of William de Redvers, 5th Earl of Devon.[2] Heyford Warren remained with the Earls of Devon and thereby passed to Isabella de Fortibus, Countess of Devon in 1262.[2]

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Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Berkshire, England
Age 51