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THE LUTTRELLS IN ENGLAND

The Luttrells of England can
be traced back to one
Sir Geoffrey Luttrell who was a close supporter of King John both before and after he ascended to
the throne.  Geoffrey possessed property at Gamston and Bridgeford in Nottinghamshire and at Saltby in Leicestershire in the late 12th century.  The property was confiscated because of his participation in the unsuccessful rebellion of John against his brother, Richard the First.  However, this property was returned once John attained the throne. 
For several years in the early 13th century, Geoffrey served as one of King John's favorite ministers.  He was sent by John on multiple occasions to Ireland on matters of state.  He accompanied John to Ireland in the summer of 1210 serving as the Paymaster for the King's Navy.  In 1215 Sir Geoffrey, along with the Archbishops of Bordeaux and Dublin, was sent by the King to meet with the Pope regarding the recently negotiated Magna Carta. There is some question as to Geoffrey's allegiance to the King's position against the "Great Charter of English Liberties".  Sir Geoffrey
is listed as one of the barons present at the signing of Magna Carta in 1215 "in opposition" to the King.  It is believed that Sir Geoffrey did not survive the return trip from Rome in 1215 or 1216.
Although Sir Geoffrey was rewarded with several properties for his services to King John, the bulk of his estate was achieved through his marriage to the heiress Frethesant Paynell.  The manor in East Quantockshead, Somerset, is still occupied by his descendants.  The great castle at Dunster was occupied for over 600 years by his descendants.  It was Sir Geoffrey Luttrell's great-great-grandson, also named Geoffrey, for whom the "Luttrell Psalter" was written in the 13th century.

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An Image Gallery of
East Quantockshead
presently the home of Lt.-Colonel Walter Luttrell, MC, the lineal descendant of Sir Andrew Luttrell and therefore of Ralph Paynell to whom the manor had been granted by William the Conqueror.
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An Image Gallery of the medieval village of Dunster and Dunster Castle, the home of the Luttrells for over 600 years.

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Notable Luttrells in England

Sir Geoffrey Luttrell
minister of King John

John Luttrell
Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1317 - 1322

Sir John Luttrell
one of the original
Knights of the Bath

Sir Hugh Luttrell
Great Seneschal of Normandy
and first of the Luttrells to occupy
Dunster Castle

Sir James Luttrell
Knighted on the field at the battle of Wakefield, Dec. 1460.

Sir Hugh Luttrell
created Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry the Seventh, in Nov. 1487

Sir John Luttrell
of Dunster Castle
"who took the Queen of Scotland prisoner on the field of battle"

Col. Sir Walter Fownes Luttrell
donated Dunster Castle to
The National Trust


Other Luttrells in England
Prior to Sir Geoffrey

Historic references to the following Luttrells do not include documentation of a relationship to Sir Geoffrey.  Of course, the fact that they are in the same geographic area as Sir Geoffrey is indicative of family ties.  It certainly is logical to think that their status as land-holders and knights in service to the King indicates an ancestral relationship to one who accompanied William in 1066.

Sir John Luttrell
of Hoton Pagnel, Yorkshire
during the reigns of Henry I and Stephen, abt. 1100 - 1150
(upon his death his properties were inherited by his daughter - he is obviously not the father of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell)

Sir Andrew Luttrell
abt. 1150, co-founder of Croxton Abbey, near Melton, Leicestershire
This is a mistake.  Croxton Abbey was given to Sir Andrew's father, Sir Geoffrey, by King John in the sixth year of his reign (1205).  It previously had been held by Hugh le Porter.
Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of the County and City of York
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Pedigrees of the Luttrells of England
(from Dunster and Its Lords, by H. C. Maxwell Lyte)

Luttrells of Irnham

Luttrells of East Quantockshead, Chilton and Dunster

Luttrells of Dunster Castle

Fownes-Luttrells of Dunster Castle

Luttrells of Rodhush, Kentsbury and Spaxton

Luttrells of Hartland Abbey

Luttrells of Saunton Court