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Subject: Re: Early de Fiennes
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 20:27:36 EST
I think there is information of the early Fiennes family including the
constable of Dover in Hasted's History of Kent. In the 13, (or is it 14) vol 1972
edition, try vol ii pp 62-74
The History and Topographical Survey of the Count of Kent' by Edward Hasted
(reprint 1972). The original 2nd edition was printed 1797-1801.
In a message dated 11/03/2006 00:45:30 GMT Standard Time,
Having discovered only two weeks ago that my Fines family linked back
to the de Fiennes I have been trying to make sense of the earliest
members I can find of this interesting family.
So far I seem to have found two different lineages and I am not sure
which is more accurate or if they are alternative names.
I have seen a number of websites (including Dover Castle's own) which
say that John de Fiennes was a constable of Dover Castle following the
Conquest. Several online trees show the generations following him as
James, John, Alan and then Ingelram who married Sibyl de Tingrie.
Other websites talk of Eustache I followed by Conan then Eustache II
then Ingelram and Sibyl.
I have been hunting through online discussions but I'm still not sure
whether these are different names for the same people (though the
Eustache line is one generation shorter and the dates don't seem to
Please can anyone help me sort out what is well documented and what is
simply legend here? I'm a beginner at medieval genealogy and I am
feeling rather confused.
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