Anchitel de Grey

Graye-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Death 1090 (aged 37–38)
Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Burial Eynsham, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Memorial ID 176167413 · View Source
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Anchetil de Greye was a vassal of William the Conqueror, who accompanied the Duke on the Norman conquest of England.
Born in 1052, Anchetil de Greye is specifically named (Latin: Anschtallus de Grai) in the Domesday Book of 1086. He was the great-grandfather of John de Grey, Bishop of Norwich, and probably also of Henry de Grey, and the great-great-grandfather of Walter de Grey, Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor of England. He is regarded as the ancestor of the noble House of Grey.
The principal estate granted to Anchetil de Greye in England was Redrefield (subsequently Rotherfield Greys) and its manor house, Greys Court now in South Oxfordshire. Anchetil was also the mesne lord of Standlake now in West Oxfordshire.
It is likely that Anchetil de Greye was of Norsemen ancestry in whole or in part since the given name Anchetil (from Ásketíll "God-Cauldron") was a fairly common Norse-origin name in Normandy. The "Greye" in his name then was either simply a reference to his estate, or to his mixed Scandinavian-Frankish ancestry which was also common in Normandy by the time of the invasion of England. His immediate ancestry is uncertain, but some researchers believe he was the son of a certain Hugh Fitz Turgis, that means "Turgis'son" (from Thorgisl "hostage of Thor"), another clue he was from Normandy.

Son of Hugh Fitz Turgis.
Domesday baron Anchetil de Greye (c. 1052 – 1086+).
ANSCHETIL DE GRAY, m. Matilde dau. of Baldwin de Redvers, and had issue 2 sons:
John, Bishop of Norwich

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