Many thanks for that Matt.
In fact the Domesday section that does cover part of what is now Lancashire (Amounderness) states that it is attributed to Earl Tostig, but at the end it is written, 'Roger de Poitou had them',
Another site which deals with Roger of Poitou again uses the 1074 date for his acquisition of his estates (but fortunately also gives some reference works that I can check):
*Victoria Chandler, "The Last of the Montgomerys: Roger the Poitevin and Arnulf", "Historical Research", 62 (1989) 1-14
* C. P. Lewis, "The King and Eye: A Study in Anglo-Norman Politics", "English Historical Review", 104 (1989) 569-87
* Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom by G. E. Cokayne, Page: IV: Appendix I, 762-5
It then goes on to state that Roger got the bulk of his Lancashire estate in 1092
This will take some sorting out, and of course today's writers and researchers have access to so much more material.
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Subject: Re: Roger of Poitou (the Poitevin)
Taking the info on Roger of Poitou from Wikipediai,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_the_Poitevin
(although I would appreciate any corrections if the information there is suspect),
it would appear that Roger was around 8 years old at the time of the Conquest.
My interest lies in the family of Blanchard (Blancard in Domesday), where we are
told in the Lincolnshire section, that Blancard, Roger of Poitou's man, holds land
of Roger in Laughton, Audleby, and Nettleton. By the time of the Testa de Nevil
these manors and Knights Fees were held by Richard Blanchard.
Would you agree that is is probable that Blancard did NOT come with the Norman
invasion, given that Roger of Poitou would have been only 8 years old at the time,
and that it is more likely that he came subsequent to the invasion, following Roger,
after Roger's acquisition of the estates in Lincolnshire and other counties, which
according to the wiki (no reference given) was around 1074.
Does anyone have any ideas concerning the 1074 reference for Roger acquiring his
English estates, or any information concerning when Roger came to England?
By coincidence I was reading something relevant to this on the bus
this morning. Majorie Chibnall, in 'Anglo-Norman England
1066-1166' (Oxford, 1986), at pp. 51-2, says that the Domesday Book
holdings between Ribble and Mersey, including those of Roger the
Poitevin, were created after the Scottish invasion of 1079, as a means
of strengthening the northern border against the Scots.
She also mentions that as these holdings comprised not only 'compact
fees around their principal castles' but also 'extensive estates in
the more peaceful and productive English shires to support their
military establishments', which would explain Roger the Poitevin's
Lincolnshire holdings where Blanchard was one of his subtenants.
Chibnall's footnote for this passage refers to WE Kapelle, 'The Norman
Conquest of the North' (London, 1979), p120.
A little lower down she continues:
'Recent changes in tenure recorded in Domesday Book suggest that the
grant of some of these northern lordships came relatively late in the
reign [William I's]. Roger the Poitevin, indeed, can scarcely have
been old enough to carry conquest into a disturbed region before about
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