Winterborne St Martin
Lordship of the Manor..?
I must emphasise that in relating this story, I have no wish to offend the current Lord; Gerald Duke.
I have recently discovered that I may have a direct line of descsnt, on my mother’s side, from an early Lord of the Manor, Hawise de Lincoln. In 1232 she inherited the position from her brother, Renulf de Blondville, who died in 1217. He died in 1217, the first Earl of Lincoln and 6th Earl of Chester. He had been the Lord of the Manor of Winterborne St Martin. Hawise was reputedly a wealthy lady due to her property holdings. The father of Hawise and Ranulf was Hugh de Kevelioc.
My mother was originally Miss Bostock, from a family of middle level Knights in the north and mid Cheshire; there is much information on this family on the Web. My mother’s ancestor was Sir Warin de Bostoke (or Bostock). He married, in 1220, Hawise the Countess of Lincoln who lived from 1180 to 1243. Before her 2nd marriage she was the widow of Robert de Quincy.
The de Lincoln family had connections to the Earls of Chester, a position now held by the Prince of Wales. They also had Royal connections and with Simon de Montfort. The Lordship of Winterborne began with Alured de Lincoln and remained with his family until 1264. Other connections of the de Lincoln family include Lady Godiva, the Earls Marshal and President Lincoln of USA. A much more recent Lord of the Manor was Lord Alington who shared with King Edward VII, the services of Alice Keppel - who was mistress to both of them! This assumes that he was Humphrey Sturt, the 2nd Baron.
Do these relationships suggest that, perhaps, my eligibility for the Lordship of the Manor of Winterborne St Martin should be considered?