de Merston, Nigel

Birth Name de Merston, Nigel
Gender male
Age at Death 69 years, 1 month, 2 days


Nigel was probably a younger son of the Albini Lords of Cainho. He held 3 knights' fees of that barony in 1166. He appears in Bedford, Bedforshire, in 1202 and was alive in 1204. In 1086 Marston Moretaine formed a part of the possessions of Nigel de Albini, and was then a part of the barony of Cainho. Cainhoe was the name of a place located in Bedfordshire. There is no place in England by that name now. It is of interest to note the relative close proximity of Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, and Marston St. Lawrence, Northhampshire. See the note under Humphrey de MERESTONA.
Moriarty, G. Andrews, "Ralph Fitz John or Ralph de Merston," pp. 122-127.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1144 Marston Moretaine, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England   1a
Death 1213-02-03     2

Age: 69y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Merston, Richard11121166
         de Merston, Nigel 1144 1213-02-03


Family of de Merston, Nigel and

Unknown Partner ( * + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Merston, John11791227


  1. de Merston, Richard
      1. de Merston, Nigel
          1. de Merston, John

Source References

  1. Jane: William/Rose Legacies + Williams and Rose Ancestry
      • Source text:

        # ID: I05333
        # Name: Nigel de Merston 1 2
        # Sex: M
        # Birth: ABT 1144 in Marston Moretaine, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
        # Death: BEF 3 FEB 1212/13
        # Note: Nigel de Merston held three fees of Robert de Albini of Cainhoe in 1166. Probably son and successor of Richard, son of Nigel fitz Erfast, whose family had held Marston since 1086. In 1242/43 Ralph de Merston answered for one and a half fees in Millbrook. [Domesday Descendants p582]



        Father: Richard de Merston b: ABT 1112 in Marston Moretaine, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England

        Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


        1. Has Children John de Merston b: ABT 1179 in Marston Moretaine, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England



        1. Title: Domesday Descendants, A Prosopography of People Occuring in English Documents 1066-1166; K B S Keats-Rohan {2002}
        Page: 582
        2. Title: Victoria County History: A History of the County of Bedford: Vol III; William Page {1912}
        Page: 308



      • Citation:


  2. Richard W. Marston: @ RootsWeb MARSTON and MASTEN Families of North America