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Information about
Sir Andrew Luttrell
(founder of Croxton Abbey about 1150)

web site for the Parish Council of Croxton Kerrial and Branston in the Borough of Melton Mowbray and situated in the County of Leicestershire.
(this website is presently being re-constructed. . .2/2014)

"Croxton Abbey, founded about 1150, by William, Earl of Montaigne, Parcarius de Linus, and Sir Andrew Lutterel, for White Canons, or Premonstratensians, and dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. It is said that the bowels of King John, who died at Newark, were buried here."

The site of Croxton Abbey is very near Saltby of Leicestershire and Irnham of Lincolnshire.

In 1362, Andrew Luttrell of Irnham is recorded as making a "grant to the Premonstratensian house at Croxton in Leicestershire of the neighboruring manor of Saltby, on condition that the community should provide two chaplains to pray for his soul. . . ."
from "The Luttrell Psalter" by Janet Backhouse

Is the reference to Sir Andrew Lutterel, as shown on the Parish Council of Croxton's website correct?

"On the rolls of Letters Close of the sixth year (1205) of King John we read as follows; "The king, &c. to the sheriff of Leicestershire, oic. We enjoin you that without delay you cause Geoffrey Luterell to have fourteen librates of land in Croxton, which had been those of Hugh le Porter. . ."

"According to Leland and Burton Sir Andrew Luterel was the founder of Croxton, a mistake originating in this grant of the vill with the advowson of the abbey to his father"

Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of the County and City of York:   Communicated to the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Held at York, July, 1846, with a General Report of the Proceedings of the Meeting, and Catalogue of the Museum Formed on that Occasion (Google eBook)
By Royal Archaeological Institute (Great Britain)

It seems that it is doubtful that a Sir Andrew Lutterel was the founder of Croxton Abbey about 1250.  There were several Andrew Luttrells who were land holders, benefactors or otherwise associated with the abbey. They were, however, descendants of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell and not his ancestor. (GL, the webmaster)

This page was last updated: February 17, 2014