Medieval Whitney Timeline

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The following table combines several lists and other records to provide an overview of the early Whitney family.

Early

Year Miscellaneous Knighted Members of Parliament Sheriffs in Hereford Patron of Pencombe or Whitney Incumbent in Pencombe or Whitney WRG Lineage
s1045 01 Turstin (s1045-a1086) born
s1075 02 Eustace (s1075-a1100) born
a1086 01 Turstin (s1045-a1086) died
say 1100? Eustachius Filius Turstani Flandrensis granted land to St. Peter's Church12
a1100 02 Eustace (s1075-a1100) died

13th Century

Year Miscellaneous Knighted Members of Parliament Sheriffs in Hereford Patron of Pencombe or Whitney Incumbent in Pencombe or Whitney WRG Lineage
s1225 08 Robert de Whitney (s1225-?) born
1242 Robert de Whitney listed in Testa de Nevill8
1252 John de Wytteneye overseer of the King's Castle at Bristol, 125221
s1256 09 Eustace de Whitney (s1256-?) born
1270 Eustachio de Whyteneye, militibus served as a witness18
1272 John de Witteneye killed in the town of Hereford20
1277 Eustachii de Wynteneye, militis18 (also Eustacius de Whitney1)
c1280 (1263-84) Eustace de Wytteneye, Knight, confirmed land granted by his ancestors to St. Peter's Church12
1280 '----- de Whitney1 Roger de Whitney.1
c1287 10 Eustace de Whitney (c1287-c1352) born
1288 Sir Eustace de Wyteneie, Knight19
1299 Eustace de Whitney, Lord of Whitney17

14th Century

Year Miscellaneous Knighted Members of Parliament Sheriffs in Hereford Patron of Pencombe or Whitney Incumbent in Pencombe or Whitney WRG Lineage
1301 Eustace de Whitney, summoned to fight the Scots17
1301 Eustace de Wyteneye entered into an agreement regarding his marriage to Elizabeth, dau of Sir Alexander de Frevylle and lady Joan de Friville22
1303 Court of the lord of Whiteneye held at Pencumbe Friday before the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist 31 Edward I [21 June 1303]24
1304 Court of the lord of Whiteneye held at Pencumbe Tuesday on the vigil of Saint Vincent 32 Edward I [21 January 1304]24
1304 Court of Whyteneye held at Pencumbe Saint Peter ad Cathedram 32 Edward I [22 February 1304]24
1304 Court of the lord of Wyteneye held Tuesday on the feast of Saint Peter and Saint Marcellinus in the year aforesaid the 32nd [9 June 1304]24
1304 "Eustace de Witney" and "Alexander de Frevile, knight" were listed as debtors of Walter de la Barre, citizen and merchant of Hereford., and Sibyl, his wife for the sum of 26m. 11s. 6d. (C 241/45/200)
1305 Court of Eustace de Whyteneye held at Pencombe Thursday after St John before the Latin Gate 33 Edward I [13 May 1305]24
1305 Court the translation of Eustache of Wyteneye held at Penkumbe Tuesday after Saint Thomas the Martyr 33 Edward I [13 July 1305]24
25 Mar 1305 John de Wytteneye, a monk at Westminster Abbey, imprisoned in 1303, was released26
c1305 (1301-1306) 09 Eustace de Whitney (s1256-?) probably died
1306 Eustacius de Whiteneye1, 2, 17
1307 Eustace de Whitney1
1313 Eustace de Whitney
28 Jun 1314 John de Wytteney summoned to a council at Westminster27
5 Mar 1316 Eustace de Whitney certified Lord of Pencombe, Little Cowarn, and Whitney28
1318 11 Robert de Whitney (1318-c1380) born
1333 Eustace de Whitney, lord of Whitney made a grant6
1339 Sir Eustace de Whitney, granted free warren17
1342 W. D. de Witenie.1
1345 Eustace de Whitney17 Thomas de Whitney17
1348 12 Robert Whitney (1348-1402) born
1349 Eustace de Whitney17
1351 Sir Eustace de Whitney
1352 Eustace de Whitney
c1352 10 Eustace de Whitney (c1287-c1352) died
1353 Robert de Whitney1 Baldwin de Whitney.1
1356 Baldwin de Whitney23
1357 Baldwin de Whitney1
1358 Eustace de Whiteney1
1358 Robert de Whitney buys Boughrood & Eton17
1361 Eustace de Wyteneye late lord of Penconbe , Court of Penconbe Tuesday on the feast of Saint Margaret the Virgin 35 Edward III [20 July 1361]
1368 Sir Robert de Whitney went to Milan; Baldwin de Whitney acted in his absence17
1369 Attachments of the bailiff of the lord Baldewyn de Wyteneye of desmesne farms as appears in the estreats handed over to the bailiff 20d, 12 April 43 Edward III [1369]24
ca. 1370 Robert de Wyteney, son and heir of Sir Eustace de Wytneye, Kt. granted land to his brother John de Wytneye7
1373 Sir Robert de Whitney17
1375 Robert Whitteney1
1377 Robert Whitney1
1378 Robert Whitteney, knt.1
c1379 13 Robert Whitney (c1379-1441) born
c1380 11 Robert de Whitney (1318-c1380) died
1380 Robert Whitteney, knt.1
1383 Sir Robert Whitney delivered Castle of Cherbourg17
1388 Sir Robert Whitney negotiated treaty in Flanders17
1394 Sir Robert Whitney, Marshal of the King's Household17
1395 Robert Whitteney1
1399 Sir Robert Whitney, joined forces of Duke of Hereford17

15th Century

Year Miscellaneous Knighted Members of Parliament Sheriffs in Hereford Patron of Pencombe or Whitney Incumbent in Pencombe or Whitney WRG Lineage
1402 12 Robert Whitney (1348-1402) died
1404 Sir Robert Whitney granted Castles and Lordships of Clifford and Glasbury
1410 14 Eustace Whitney (1410-c1468) born
1413 Robert Whitney1
1415 Eustace Whitney fought at Agincourt17
1417 Robert Whitteney knt.1
1419 Robert Whitney, knt.1
1422 Sir Robert Whitney, Captain of Vire17
1422 Robert Whitteney knt.1 Robert Whitney, knt.1
1424/5 Sir Robert Whitney, lord of Whitney mentioned9
1425 Sir Robert Whitney, Kt. mentioned15
1426 Sir Robert Whitney, Kt. mentioned16
1428 Robert Whitney, knt.1, 17
1429 Pencombe Court of Robert Whiteneye knight, 21 July 7 Henry VI [1429]24 Robert Whitney, knt.1
1435 Robert Whitney, knt.1
c1436 15 Robert Whitney (c1436-a1492) born
1441 13 Robert Whitney (c1379-1441) died
1454 Eustace Whitney mentioned in a royal commission17
1461 Eustace Whitney1
1464 Robert Whitney1
s1466 16 James Whitney (s1466-1500) born
1467 Eustace Whitney17
c1468 14 Eustace Whitney (1410-c1468) died
1470 Eustace de Whyteney and wife Elizabeth of the Manor of Whytney and Roger de Whyteney, parson of the Church of Pencombe mentioned10
1474 Robert Whyteney, esq., lord of Whyteney mentioned11
a1474 15 Robert Whitney (c1436-a1492) died. NOTE: He must have died about 1493/4.
1467 Robert Whitney17
1479 Robert Whitney17 Sir Robert Whitney17
1492 Robert Whitney, esq., mentioned14
1492 The distinguished Master Robert Whitney esquire and James son of said Robert, Weobley 13 April 149225
1494 Robart Whitteney, esquire of Whitteney. E: Elizabeth his relict and James his son, Weobley 6 October 149425

16th Century

Year Miscellaneous Knighted Members of Parliament Sheriffs in Hereford Patron of Pencombe or Whitney Incumbent in Pencombe or Whitney WRG Lineage
1500 16 James Whitney (s1466-1500) died
1505 Sir Robert Whitney17
1521 Court of Elizabeth, relict of Robert Whitney, 6 Feb 12 Henry VIII 1521/224
1539 Robert Whitney1
1544 Robert Whitney, minor son of Sir Robert, dec.17
1552 View of Frankpledge "Cum Curia Magna" and "Recogn" of Robert Whitnaye esq., 17 May 6 Ed VI 155224
1553 Robert Whitney3
1558 Robert Whitney, knt.1 James Whitney, knt.1 & Eustace Whitney1
1560 Sir Robert Whitney17
1567 Robert Whitney, knt.1
1570 James Whitney4
1574 Eustace Whitney, Esq.17
159- James Whitney, knt.1
1615 Deeds relating to manor and advowson of Pencombe. This was conveyed to Sir Thomas Coningesby in 1615 by Sir Robert Whitney.24
1617 Sir Robert Whitney5
1625 Robert Whitney, knt.1

Sources

1Archive:The First Known Use of Whitney as a Surname, p. ix & x.

2Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, pp. 50 & 216

3Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, pp. xiii, 3, & 116

4Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, pp. xiii, 3, 116, & 165

5Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, pp. xiii, 3, & 216

6Whitney Manor Record #1

7Whitney Manor Record #2

8Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter VIII, Part 1, p. 217

9Whitney Manor Record #3

10Whitney Manor Record #5

11Whitney Manor Record #6

12Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter I, Part 1, p. 14

13Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter VIII, Part 1, p. 217

14Whitney Manor Record #7

15Whitney Manor Record #196

16Whitney Manor Record #197

17Morgan George Watkins, Collections towards the history and antiquities of the county of Hereford. In continuation of Duncumb’s history. Hundred of Huntington ... (Hereford: 1898), pp. 77-95.

18Archive:The Register of Thomas de Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford

19Archive:A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford

20Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter II, p. 44

21Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter II, p. 41

22Archive:Episcopal Registers, Diocese of Worcester: Register of Bishop Godfrey Giffard

23Rev. Francis Tebbs Havergal, Fasti Herefordensis (1869), page 82

24Pencombe Manor Documents

25Calendar of probate and administration acts 1407-1541 and abstracts of wills 1541-1581 in the court books of the Bishop of Hereford

26Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter III, p. 52.

27Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter III, p. 53.

28Archive:The Ancestry of John Whitney, Chapter III, p. 54.


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