Summary of Dr Tony Porter’s analysis of JS Cushing’s 1905 work
Sources to look at
- Victoria History of the English Counties- individual counties, including Domesday Holders of Land chapters
- Complete Peerage
- Dugdale’s Antiquities of Warwickshire Vol 2 pp 342-3
Extracted from JSC
- Roger or Richard Cosyn, both sons of Ralf le Cusyn de Limisi, who held Choseley (between Docking and Titchwell, North Norfolk);
- Galfridus (Godfrey) Cusyn b late C13, son or Roger or Richard, possessed estates in Hard’m
- Galfridus was father or GF of William C (Cussyn or Cusseyn) b Hard’m C14.
- Ralf son of Gerard and Amy, dr of Trian de Hornelade of Bidun Limisi. Gerard’s father was Alan. Alan son of Ralf de Limisi and Hadewise.
- Ralf the elder, son of Hugh de Toesini (surnamed de Limisi or Roger of Espagne).
Hugh was alive in 1060 and had several sons who “accompanied William the Conqueror”. This is not supported by Complete Peerage which lists all W the C’s companions. But the Appendix lists Ralph de Tooni as a companion. Ralf de Toesni and Ralf di Limisi are in Domesday as Holders of Lands in 1086.
Hugh said to be brother of Roger. Complete peerage doesn’t mention Hugh, but mentions several other possible children of Ralf.
Marriage of Ralf di Limisi to Hadewise: Ralph de Toeni’s wife Isabel had a sister in law called Hawise. Ralph de Toeni was at Hastings but what about Ral;ph de Limisi- supposed nephew of Wthe C, through his mother, who was (JSC) Wthe C’s half –sister- but no source for this. see Burke’s peerage for comment on ancestry of the Tony family and possible connections through Hugh to Malahjulc then to Hrolf Nefja Jarl- but all unconfirmed.
JSC asserts Ralf de Limisi granted Barony of Oxburg or Oxenburg by W the C +41 other manors, with the lands of Christina, one of the sisters of Prince Edgar, whom Ralf married. Domesday in Vol II of Victoria above for Norfolk, has various mentions of Ralph in Suffolk, but also mentioned in Warwickshire, and Oxfordshire.
Christina dr of Prince Edward and Gdr of King Edmund Ironside thence back to King Alfred. No mention found of her marriage except in JSC
Heraldry: Complete Peerage “the Warenne Group of Chequered Shields” says that they are all descended form Elizabeth of Vermandois the dr of Hugh the Great, younger son of Henry I of France.
The Cushing arms confirmed as proper in the 1563 Visitation.