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Normandie, France

The Louterel family held the Chateau de Saint-Aubin-sur-Risle in Normandie, France from the beginning of the 16th century until the French Revolution (1789-1799).  

In 1514 we find Christopher Louterel as the "temporal lord of Saint- Aubin-sur-Risle".  He was followed by his son, Adrien Louterel, who married Marie d' Argences.  They had a son Jean Louterel II who married Marguerite des Châteaux.  Their son, Nicolas Louterel, married  Esther d' Erneville de Launai.  Their son Robert Louterel became Squire and lord of St Aubin.  His son, Nicolas Louterel II was followed by Louis who was succeded by Charles Louterel as lord of the parish.

Pierre Louterel, a relative of the lord of St. Aubin, was the priest in the adjacent church in 1546.

Chateau de Saint-Aubin-sur-Risle (built about the 16th century) about 1935
Church of Saint-Aubin-sur-Risle - built abt the 15th - 16th century.
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Robert Lotrel and Hugh his son were benefactors to the Abbey of Barberie, Normandy, at its foundation (Gall. Christ, xi. 85 Instr.). *4
Barbery is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France
The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments: The old Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame of Barbery (12th century) founded by Robert Marmion in 1181.*5

Guillaume (William) Lotel and Richard Lotel, brothers, sons of Robert Lotel, of Bretteville sur Laise, gave to Barbarie, in 1257, all the rights they had on a piece of land located in Molines *13

The Luttrells In France
"Luttrell, originally spelt Luterel, or Loterel, was probably a diminutive of Loutre, the French word for otter. Applied in the first instance as a personal nickname, it became a hereditary surname. The fact that a certain Osbert Lotrel had the farm of Arques in Normandy in 1180 and 1198 rather tends to confirm the idea that the family was of foreign origin.*1

Osbert Lotrel is referred to as the "praepositus" (Chief) of Arques.*2

In 1204 Arques Castle,Arques-la-Bataille Castle, was the last Norman stronghold to surrender to Philip II of France (during the reign of King John), who had fruitlessly layed siege to it 2 years before.*3

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Loutrels of Dieppe, Normandy

(20 February 1371)  Loutrel (Bérenguier), bourgeois of Dieppe. Providing gold for repair of barges, galleys and other seagoing vessels *6
1419  "A certain John Loutrel of Dieppe is mentioned as a subject of the French King" *1
1479-1480 Names and surnames of some of the noble people of Dieppe. . .the late master Ancel Loutrel. . . *7
1493. . .Jacques Loutrel, patron, Saint-François and Saint-Nicolas chapels in Saint-Jacques de Dieppe  *7
:1520. Reconstruction of chancel of Saint-Nicolas d'Alihermont; Simon Bury and Jacques Loutrel, masons  *7
1539 - 1545. Jean Loutrel, one of councilors from Dieppe  *7
1550.  an inheritance awarded to Motin Loutrel *7

. . ."the Loutrel family, which dominated the circle of host-sellers, was unquestionably one of the most powerful in the city. . .
From 1360, Guillaume Loutrel had taken firm, with Martin de Ronchoy, the imposition on leather entering the city. In 1364, his son Ancel was part of the bourgeois delegation which ratified the authorization to unload wheat from Flanders. . .
In 1376, it was with Ancel Loutrel that a royal sergeant tried to find out the amount of income from fishing in Dieppe that year, which shows that the family already dominated the activity of host-seller. . .
From the moment royal taxes became regular, the family turned to this activity which could not fail to be lucrative. In 1382, Bérenger, Ancel's cousin, was receiver of aid, in particular the newly ordered aid for the passage of the sea, in the viscounties of Aumale, Neufchâtel and Gournay and in the counties of Eu and de Longueville20. This aid obviously applied to Dieppe and Bérenger Loutrel undertook to send to Paris the money requested by the receivers. He was in regular contact with the elected officials installed in Rouen and was in charge of money transfers intended for the king and the duke of Burgundy22. He had settled in Arques and remained in office until at least January 1393. At the end of the 14th century, the family was also represented by Richard Loutrel, who also profited from royal taxes. . .
In 1408, another Loutrel, Motin, also a host-seller in particular for herring, was associated with Spaniards for the wine trade. Since 1402, his brother Jean, nicknamed Finet or Finot, who was also, and like his ancestors, involved in the herring and mackerel trade, was, at that date, the most important guest representing fishermen. . .
The two brothers, Motin and Jean, left the city when the French seized it in 1435 and 
Jean Loutrel was among the Dieppe residents whose privileges were confirmed by King Henry VI. . .
Other Loutrels had remained in Dieppe after 1435. This was particularly the case for Jeannin, the son of Richard, who had participated in 1425 in the new production of beer and its marketing . . .
Another Loutrel, named Thomas, was more interested in farms, in particular to that of the Saint-Jacques fair which he took in 1426 ."
*8. .

At the top of the list of ships from Dieppe engaged in the Battle of the Lock (i34o), we see: Baudouin Eudes J. (owner), Mathieu Eudes M. (captain); at the bottom of conventions drawn up in 1362 and 1364 “for cayage and cayage pier of the city" are . . .
 Ancel Loutrel (1362), Master Ancel Loutrel . . .  *9
. . .. 1450 the restoration by Motin Loutrel of the Chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi *9
References for the above information

*1 From A History of Dunster by H. C. Maxwell-Lyte, pg. 59 Rotuli Scaccarii Normannice (ed. Stapleton), vol. i. p. 65; vol. ii. p. 422.
  A certain John Loutrel of Dieppe is mentioned as a subject of the French King in 1419. Three years later, Robert Loterel was presented to a church near Bayeux.  
Norman Rolls, 6 Hen. V. part 2, mm. 40, I; 9 Hen. V. m. 5.
*2 Magni rotuli scaccarii Normanniæ sub regibus Angliæ By Great Britain Exchequer, Thomas Stapleton
*4 The Norman people and their existing descendants in the British dominions and the United States of America
by Sir Matthew Hale 1874
*7 ​ 
Pluriactivity in the port of Dieppe: Host-sellers and privateering at the end of the Middle Ages
Full text of "The Church of Saint-Jacques in Dieppe: Historical & Descriptive Notice"
​*10  From
Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de la Normandie, Volume 7
By Société des Antiquaires de la Normandie

Are the Loutrels of Normandy descended from the Vikings?
911 - According to later writer Dudo of Saint-Quentin, in this year the king of the Franks, Charles the Simple, grants land around the city of Rouen to Rollo, or Rolf, leader of the Vikings who have settled the region: the duchy of Normandy is founded. In return Rollo undertakes to protect the area and to receive baptism, taking the Christian name Robert.  *11

The Normans produced great soldiers, none more famous than William the Conqueror, who defeated the forces of King Harold at Battle Abbey in 1066. In 1066,William II, duke of Normandy (a descendant of Rollo), led an invasion of England and established himself there as William I, king of England. Consequently, Normandy remained an English possession until conquered in 1204 by Philip II Augustus, king of France.  *12

As stated above, in 1204 Arques Castle,Arques-la-Bataille Castle, was the last Norman stronghold to surrender to Philip II of France (during the reign of King John), who had fruitlessly layed siege to it 2 years before.*3  Osbert Lotrel is referred to as the "praepositus" (Chief) of Arques.*2