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ARDEN

[ARDE401] Thegn Beorhtwine m. ?
. [ARDE411] Aelfwine, Sheriff of Warwickshire m. ?
. . [ARDE422] Thurkill of Arden m2. Leverunia
. . . [ARDE432] Osbert I de Arden m. ?
. . . . [ARDE441] Osbert II de Arden of Kingsbury m. ?
. . . . . [ARDE452] Amice de Arden of Kingsbury m. [BRAC451] Peter de Bracebridge

[ARDE401] Beorhtwine, a thegn, of unknown descent.

[ARDE411] Aelfwine/Alwyne/Aethelwine, of Herefordshire, Sheriff of Warwickshire in the time of King Edward the Confessor, (and possibly for some time after the Conquest), possibly married a lady of Norse descent. He held land in Warwickshire, in particular Bericote, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore (near Rugby, which he later gave to the Church of Coventry by grant of King Edward), Flecknoe and Ryton-on-Dunsmore. After the Conquest, he acquired (at least) Barston (near Solihull) by licence from King William I.

[ARDE421] Thurkill/Turchill of Warwick, or of Arden, was a tenant-in-chief at the Domesday Survey (1086), with land and a number of manors in Warwickshire. These included Bericote (near Solihull), Flecknoe (near Daventry) and Ryton-on-Dunsmore (near Coventry) which his father had held in the time of King Edward. Also in the time of King Edward, some land in "Ermendone" and Kineton Green (in Solihull) had been held by Thorkil Batoc who may have been the same person as Thurkill. He married 1. ---; then 2. Leverunia (heiress of Kingsbury Manor, which had been held by Lady Godiva). He died c.1100.

[ARDE431] Siward de Arden of Cudworth (son of Thurkill, by his 1st wife), married Cecilia (daughter of Osbert). He was succeeded in turn by his son Henry de Arden, then his son Thomas de Arden of Cudworth, the latter making an unsuccessful claim to Kingsbury in 1206 (see BRACEBRIDGE).

[ARDE432] Osbert I de Arden (half-brother of Siward, and son of Thurkill, by Leverunia), of Kingsbury.

[ARDE441] Osbert II de Arden (son of Osbert I), of Kingsbury. He had three daughters, Adeliza (married Simon de Harcourt, no issue), Amabile (married Robert FitzWalter, no issue), and thirdly Amice (who eventually became his sole surviving heiress).

[ARDE452] Amice de Arden (daughter of Osbert II, co-heiress but eventually sole surviving heiress of Kingsbury), married [BRAC451] Peter de Bracebridge (see BRACEBRIDGE). She eventually succeeded her two elder sisters (Adeliza and Amabile), to acquire Kingsbury, which then passed down through the Bracebridge family.