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From: Linda Jack <>
Subject: John Biset and family
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 21:25:13 -0700
The cartulary of St. Denys Priory, (Southampton) has a number of
entries regarding John Biset (grandson of Manasser Bisset) and family.
The note under entry 392 reads: "Margarey de Ripariis (Rivers)
early-thirteenth century, d. 1252, daughter of John Biset and wife of
Richard Ripariis (of Ongar. Essex). John Biset was grandson of Manasser
Biset, steward of Henry II, and succeeded his brother William in the
barony (of 'Westlangemor' at 'Samelhurst') with estates in Hants.
(including Shamblehurst), Worcs. and Glos.; d. 1241 leaving co-heirs
Margery, Ela, and Isabella. Richard de Ripariis d. 1243. The Bisets
were benefactors of Maiden Bradley Priory, Wilts., of God's House,
Southampton, and Beaulieu Abbey." This from entry 392 in vol. 2 of "The
Cartulary of the Priory of St. Denys Near Southampton", E.O. Blake, ed.,
Southampton University Press, 1981, 2 vol.
For this note, he cites I.J. Sanders, "English Baronies (1960), p. 5;
"VCH Hants", iii, 487; iv. 560, 569, 582; also "The Cartulary of God's
House, Southampton, " ed. J.M. Kaye, 1976, I, 159-60 and "Beaulieu
Cartulary" ed. S.F. Hockey, 1975, pp. 138, 163, 164.
Indexed entries for this family include:
Manasser Biset, 291 n, 349, 416 n
John Biset (his grandson): 382, 391-395, 396 n.
John's daughters, Ela ,Isabella, 392 n, and Margeria (wife of Richard de
Ripariis): xxxviii, 382 n, 392, 394, 395
John de Ripariis, son of Margeria: 382 n., 392 n., 394
William, brother of John: 392 n.
Best regards, Linda
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