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Eustace son of Turstin


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  • Name Eustace son of Turstin  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2205  Don Worth's Ancestry
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 

    Father Turstin "the Fleming" 
    Mother Agnes de Merleberge 
    Family ID F875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. ? de Whitney
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Eustace was a benefactor of the monastery of St. Peter in Gloucester. He, or one of his immediate descendants, took the name of de Whitney from Whitney on Wye, in the Marches of Wales, where his principal castle was located. The name of the place doubtless comes from the appearance of the river, meaning in Saxon, white water, from hwit, white, and ey, water. The estate comprised over two thousand acres, and remained in the family until 1893, when it was sold, there being no member of the family to hold it. The castle has entirely disappeared, but it is believed to be in ruins under the Wye, which has, in the course of years, changed its path. The castle was probably built on an artificial mound, surrounded by a moat fed by the river, which gradually undermined the castle, which was at last disintegrated."

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston & Eastern Massachusetts, William Richard Cutter A.M.: Editor, Vol III,, (N.Y., Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1908. (EF#55, SN#61, 9 Mar 1977)).