OSBERNE DE SASSY.

From Sacey, arrondissement of Avranches, near Pontorson. Wace (l. 13659) mentions "cil de Sacie," but two members of the family entered in Domesday are generally conceded to have been at Senlac: namely, Osbernus de Salceid, who held a barony in Devonshire, and Radulphus de Salceit, possessor of one in Hereford, both of whom left descendants in many parts of the country. Jourdain de Sassy appears in a charter of Richard de Subligny, bishop of Avranches, about the middle of the 12th century. The family held considerable lands in Oxford, Buckingham, Nottingham, Derby, Hereford and Northampton. They had estates in Normandy, 1180-95, and also in England, c. 1198. Planche observes that duke Robert I built a castle in 1030 on the banks of the Coesnon, a river dividing Normandy and Brittany, about a league from the bourg of Sassy, called Charruel, or Cheruel, which gave the name to the Norman family of Kyriel. This family was of importance in England from Domesday, as Kyriell, de Croil de Cruel and Ashburnham.

--(Falaise Roll).

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