Adam de Chetwynd1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1155, d. before 1210
FatherWilliam fitz Alan b. c 1132
     Adam de was born circa 1155 in Chetwynd, Stratfordshire, England.5 Adam married Eve (?) circa 1180 in England. In 1180, Adam is on record as being the Lord of Chetwynd. His family resided here.6 Adam departed this life before 1210 in Chetwynd, Stratfordshire, England.


Eve (?)


  1. [S103] Clarence E. Pearsall, History of the Pearsall Family, Volume IO: Chapeter 18 - Richard de Peshall, section 2 - Ancestry of Joan Chetwynd, page 568 - Adam de Chetwynd in County Salop; appears in 1180 as de Chetwynd.
  2. [S989] National Archives of the United Kingdom: John, son & grandson, of Philip, Lord of Barlaston, Adam, Eve & son John de Chetwynd - 4 deeds not date - Kibblestone [p. stone] "rd. de Byrchall, John s. Adam de Chetwynd" no date [Note: 1225, John fitz Philip, who had succeeded his father, Philip, to being Lord of Barliston granted the right for appointing the priest here ... - this indicates the time period for above. - klm].
  3. [S936] British History Online - Victoria County History: 1282 - Adam de Chetwynd was given permission to erect a chapel with a bell tower at Hartwell, near Baraliston. -
  4. [S916] John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies, page 421 - Adam de Chetwynd. Lord of Chetwynd, Shropshire, first mention in a Forest Roll in 1180, he left a son John.
  5. [S506] Note: It seems he descends from William fitz Alan from whom the Manor of Chetwynd passed, It is believed his name should be Adam fitz Alan de Chetwynd. - klm.
  6. [S1011] History of Chetwynd: As the years went by the people settled under the Norman rule and prosperity returned to the villages. The village and manor of Chetwynd passed from the lordship of Thurold de Verley to Alan FitzFlaad a Breton noble .who had found favour with Henry I. He was granted the lordship of Oswestry along with several manors in Shropshire including Chetwynd In 1102 the family that became known as de Chetwynd held the manor under William FitzAlan, Alan’s son. . The first recorded mention of the lord of Chetwynd was of Adam de Chetwynd in 1180. Surnames, before this time, were not commonly used. Landowners took the name of the manor where they lived while peasants became known by their type of work such as Plowman, Miller, Reeve, Tanner, Freeman etc. -