Geoffrey de Luterel
Sir Geoffrey de Luterel I (c. 1158–1218), was a courtier and confidant of King John, whom he served as a minister.
He was born around 1158 in Gamston, Nottinghamshire, England, the son of Alfred de Luterel (1105-1170).
Relations with King John
He travelled with King John (1199-1216) on missions to Ireland and Italy and in about 1210 was granted lands near Dublin, Ireland where he established the township of Luttrellstown, near Clonsilla. In 1215 he was also granted the townland of Cratloe in County Clare, including the Cratloe Oak Woods.
Marriage & progeny
On February 26, 1190 he married Frethesant Paynel (alias Paganel, etc.), heiress of several estates including Irnham, Lincolnshire and East Quantoxhead, Somerset and others in Yorkshire, which thus passed to the Luttrell family. By his wife he had 3 children:
- Andrew de Lutrel (1st Baron Irnham) (1205-1264) married abt 1225 Petronella daughter of Philip Marc. Their son is Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord Luttrell (b bef 1235 d abt 1269).
- Robert de Lutrel.
- Margeret de Luterel
Later life and death
In 1216 he was declared non compos mentis and was placed in the custody of his brother, John Luttrell. He died in 1218, aged about 60.
He was the head of the three main branches of the Luttrell family, namely:
- Luttrell of Luttrellstown and Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland, held for almost 600 years by his descendants, created in 1768 Barons Irnham, in 1781 Viscounts Carhampton and in 1785 Earls of Carhampton.
- Luttrell of East Quantoxhead, Somerset, which family went on to acquire nearby Dunster Castle in 1376, which it held until the extinction of the male line in 1737, but which continued to be held via a female line (which adopted the surname and arms of Luttrell) until 1976 when donated to the National Trust.
- Luttrell of Irnham, Lincolnshire, a member of which branch, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell III (1276-1345), commissioned the Luttrell Psalter (c.1340-1345), and which branch became extinct in about 1418.
- "History Of Cratloe". clarelibrary.ie. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
- Family and Estate papers of the Luttrell family of Dunster, Somerset Record Office reference DD/L
- Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (1909). A history of Dunster and of the families of Mohun & Luttrell. London: The St. Catherine press ltd.
- Ball, Francis Elrington, A History of the County Dublin, Volume 4, Chapter 1, Dublin, Ireland, 1906., Volume 4, Chapter 1.
- Ball, Francis Elrington, A History of the County Dublin, Volume 4, Chapter 1, Dublin, Ireland, 1906., Volume 4, Chapter 1. ALTERNATE SITE
- Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, LL.D. (Editorial Supervisor), Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV, Richmond, New York, 1915.
- Luttrell family website
- Luttrell family of Ireland from Ask about Ireland
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