Person:Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1)

Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall
b.est 1110
Facts and Events
Name Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall
Alt Name[5][6][7][8] Reginald FitzRoy
Alt Name Reynold de Dunstanville
Alt Name[10] Renaud de Dunstanville
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1110
Marriage abt 1141 to Beatrice Fitzwilliam
Marriage had relationship
to Beatrice de Valle
Occupation[10] Apr 1141 Acceded as Earl of Cornwall
Occupation[1][10] from 1173 to 1174 High Sheriff of Devon
Reference Number? Q1363727?
Death[3][4] 1 Jul 1175 Chertsey, Surrey, England
Burial[10] Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England

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Reginald de Dunstanville (Reginald FitzRoy, Rainald), Earl of Cornwall (French: Renaud de Donstanville or de Dénestanville) (c. 1110, Dunstanville, Kent, England – 1 July 1175, Chertsey, Surrey, England), High Sheriff of Devon, Earl of Cornwall, was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England and Lady Sybilla Corbet.

Reginald had been invested with the Earldom of Cornwall by King Stephen of England, but having afterwards taken up the cause of the Empress Matilda, his sister, he forfeited his lands and honours. Around 1173 he granted a charter to his free bugesses of Triueru, and he addressed his meetings at Truro to All men both Cornish and English suggesting a continuing differentiation. He served, according to some accounts, as High Sheriff of Devon from 1173-1174.

He was buried in Reading Abbey.

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    Reynold de Dunstanville, one of the 14 illegitimate children of Henry I, was the son of Sybil, daughter of Sir Robert Corbet, of Alcester, co. Warwick, and having m. ?Mabel, daughter and (in her issue) heir of William Fitz Richard, a man of huge estates in Cornwall, was created about Apr 1141, Earl of Cornwall, probably by the Empress Maud, but the title was fully recognised subsequently by King Stephen. He was a witness to the compromise between Stephen and Henry, 1153. Sheriff of Devon, 1173-75. He was in command, ex parte Regis, Oct 1173, against the rebellious Barons. He d. spm legit, at Chertsey, Surrey, 1 July 1175, and was buried in the Abbey of Reading, when the Earldom reverted to the Crown.

  9.   Rainald de Dunstanville, Earl of Cornwall, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Renaud [de Dunstanville], in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.