Notes for John Fitz Randolph: John Fitz Randolph, Esq., Lord of Spennithorne.
(from Oris H. F. Randolph, "Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines: Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry," (1976), p.575:)
"SPENNITHORNE "Spennithorne was a parish at the lower end of Wensleydale on the north bank of the Ure River in Nottinghamshire. Before the Conquest it was held by the Saxon Ghilpatric. Ribald [b. abt. 1050] came into possession of Spennithorne by grant from Alan Rufus [his half brother, both sons of Eudo] and it followed in his descent for many years. About the middle of the thirteenth century it was given to Ranulph [d. bef. 7 Dec. 1252] who founded the family of Fitz Randall or Fitz Randolph of Spennithorne."
Children of John Fitz Randolph and Joan Conyers are: