I wonder if anyone could tell me if they have noted any links between the Trivetts and the Durborough family. Sir Hugh Durborough, Sherrif of Devon, turns up in the mid 1300s as a landed wealthy man. Dionysia, the daughter of another contemporary Durborough, Sir John, who could be a brother to Hugh, marries Sir Robert Hill, another prominent Englishman of his time.
The Durboroughs seem to have come from somewhere very respectable to be marrying the heiresses they marry, yet,, nothing is recorded of their ancestry. The name, though, is from a manor associated with the Trivetts.
I am wondering if the Durboroughs are a cadet line of the Trivetts. The Norman custom was for younger sons not to take the family name, but the name of the manor they were in charge of...maybe Durborough manor went to a younger Trivett, who then became a Durborough? (this would have happened well before the 14th century)
What do you think of the theory? Can anyone refute it, or give evidence supporting?
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