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Randel Baskerville

b. Unknown
m. Before 1403 Yardley, Birmingham England
d. Unknown

Spouse:

Agnes (Bostock) Baskerville

Children:

Unknown (Baskerville) Lowell

Biography:

According to one source, Randel Baskerville was a descendent of Norman nobility who came to England during William the Conqueror's conquest of the British Isle a few hundred years earlier. This information came from the Battle Abbey Roll, which was written years after the actual conquest so its content is questioned. In the years following the conquest in 1066, there is speculation that families added their names to the list when it was written to gain power, although in reality they emmigrated from Normandy after the battle itself. In the Battle Abbey Roll the name is written as "Baskeruile."

This same source also says that Randel Baskerville was a direct descendent of Charlemagne.

Randel Baskerville was a great benefactor and gave land to build St. Peter's Abbey in Herefordshire. His family also held the Fief of Martel for more than two centuries.

England

Ethnicity:

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References:

-Delmar R Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899, (Rutland, VT: Tuttle Comapny, 1899).
-Battle Abbey Roll
-Bishop Meade, Old Churces, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Volume II, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1891), 867.