Griffen de Warenne, Lord of Ightfield was born 1270 in England to John de Warenne (c1235-) and Audelin de Albo Monasterio (c1235-) and died 1356 Ightfield, Shropshire, England of unspecified causes. He married Wynifreda Broxton (c1270-) 1298 JL in England.

Griffin is a Welsh name, the second element deriving from Welsh udd "lord, prince" but the first element being of uncertain meaning. Ightfield was mentioned as ISTEFELT in the Domesday Book and though not as important as some parishes in the area, it had its own priest which implies an established community which had its own church. The constant necessity of defending their territories against the Welsh prompted the Norman lords of Shropshire to such activity in castle-building that out of 186 castles in England no less than 32 are in this county. Shropshire became a key area within the Welsh Marches.


Offspring of Griffen de Warenne, Lord of Ightfield and Wynifreda Broxton (c1270-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John de Warenne (c1295-1358) 1295 Ightfield, Shropshire, England 1358 Shropshire, England Ellena de Chorleton (c1295-1357)


#g1: Offspring of John de Warenne (c1235-) and Audelin de Albo Monasterio (c1235-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Griffen de Warenne (c1270-1356) 1270 England 1356 Ightfield, Shropshire, England Wynifreda Broxton (c1270-)



  • Griffin Warren
  • Warren in Shropshire
  • Warenne Family Ancestry
  • Griffen de Warren of Ightfield - Nielsen Hayden Genealogy
  • Griffen de Warren of Ightfield - GENI
  • 12627 Genealogy of Shropshire [by Joseph Morris] (filmed 1966), Morris, Joseph, (10 volumes. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966), vol. 1-2 FHL microfilm 504,551; vol.3-4 FHL microf., vol. 3 p. 1115*, 1127*.
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 83-28, 153A-20, 153A-29, 161-27.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Oxford University Press - Warenne, John de, sixth earl of Surrey (publ 1904)

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