Munchensy of Norfolk, England
Hubert de Munchensy b abt 1085, of Edwardstone, Suffolk, England, d bef abt 1164. He md [1] Unknown, and [2] Muriel de Valoignes.
Children of Hubert de Munchensy and undetermined wife were:
Warin de Munchensy [a] b abt 1115, of Norfolk, England, d bef 1162. He md Agnes Fitz John abt 1140, daughter of Payn Fitz John and Sibyl Talbot.
Children of Warin de Munchensy and Agnes Fitz John were:
  • Sir William de Munchensy b abt 1152.
  • Alice de Munchensy b abt 1158, of Norfolk, England. She md (poss.) Robert de
    abt 1172, Norfolk, England, son of William de Mortimer.
Sir William de Munchensy [b], Knight, b abt 1152, Norfolk, England, d bef 7 May 1204. He md Aveline de Clare 1184, daughter of Sir Roger de Clare, Earl of Hertford, and Maud de St. Hilary.
Child of William de Munchensy and Aveline de Clare was:

Sir Warin de Munchensy [c], Lord of Swanscombe, b abt 1189, Norfolk, England, d abt 20 Jul 1255. He md [1] Joan Marshal aft 14 May 1219, Pembrokeshire, Wales, daughter of Sir William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Mareschal of England, and Isabel de Clare. He md [2] Denise de Anesty.
Child of Warin de Munchensy and Joan Marshal was:

Joan de Munchensy [d] b abt 1230, Pembrokeshire, Wales, d 1305. She md Sir William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, Knight, 13 Aug 1247, son of Hugh X de Lusignan, Count of la Marche and Angouleme, and Isabella d'Angouleme.

The earliest recorded individual of this line is Hubert de Munchensy, or de Monte Caniso, who, in 1086, held Wyverstone in Suffolk of the King, as well as Edwardstone in Suffolk, and Bromeswell, and Staverton in Norfolk, of Robert Malet. This Hubert was the first witness to the charter of Robert Malet founding the priory of Eye, to which this Hubert gave his land in Yaxley. Another Hubert de Munchensy was the father of Warin, but his exact relationship to the first Hubert is not known. Neither is it known which of the two wives of this later Hubert was the mother of Warin.

a. Warin de Munchensy was the founder of the younger branch of this family. With his brother, Hubert, he witnessed the foundation charter of Buckenham Priory about 1151. With his marriage to Agnes, the daughter of Payn Fitz John and Sibyl de Lacy, part of the great Lacy estates and the Talbot fee came to his descendants. Agnes survived Warin and remarried to Haldenald de Bidun, whom she also survived. In 1185 she was a widow, said to be aged 60, with sons Sir Ralph and Sir William de Munchensy, Knights, and Hubert de Munchensy, a clerk.

b. He received possession of Gooderstone in December 1179, and was knighted before 1185. In 1198 he was serving in Normandy, and in the following year, at Roche d'Andelys, he was one of the guarantors of the treaty between King John and the Count of Flanders.

c. Warin de Munchensy was apparently still a minor at the death of his brother Willam, probably in or before 6 April 1208, and on 23 December 1213, he paid the King 2,000 marks to have his inheritance. He sided with the barons against King John, whence his lands were forfeited, but returned to the King's allegiance by November 1217. He was with the King at the siege of Byham and was serving in Wales at the end of 1223, with his brother-in-law, William, Earl of Pembroke. He saw additional service in Wales, as well as Gascony, and against the Scots. His wife, Joan, was the youngest of five daughters of William Marshal, and coheiress of her brother, Anselm. After Joan's death, Warin remarried, before June 1235, to Denise, widow of Walter Langton.

d. At the death of Warin's son, John de Munchensy, who died v.p. and s.p. about June 1247, his heir was his sister Joan, whom the King gave in marriage, 13 August, to his half-brother, William de Valence, with a mandate for livery of her inheritance.
CP: Vol IX[418-422]; AR: Line 80[28-29], Line 246B[27].
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