Ranulf, "The Moneyer" 
- Born: Abt 1010, Vains, Normandie, France
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: Abt 1061, , Normandie, France about age 51
Sources, Comments and Notes:
"RANULF (-before 1061). ... m ---. The name of Ranulf´s wife is not known. Ranulf & his wife had four children: ...
c) [RICHARD . No direct proof has been found that Richard was the son of Ranulf. However, this parentage is inferred from a document which records that the abbot of Mont Saint-Michel had wrongfully sold property to "Ranulf the moneyer", that it was inherited by "Gualeran son of Ranulf" who sold it back to the abbey, that it was claimed by "John of Richard" who "some fifteen years…later" seized the property, and that judgment in the ensuing dispute was awarded to the abbey. In addition, Richard´s son is named "Johannes nepos Walerami" (presumably Waleran, son of Ranulf, see above) in his capacity as holder of the manor of Elsenham, Essex in Domesday Book, although this phrase does not exclude the possibility that the relationship was through a sister of Waleran and that Richard was her husband.] m ---. The name of Richard´s wife is not known. Richard & his wife had one child: ...
i) JOHN. ..."
Source <Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before ...> Par Frederick Lewis Weis,Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard,Kaleen E. Beall:
"21. RANULF THE MONEYER, whose antecedents are unknown, liv. 1035, d. by 1061. (CP XII (2): 268-269).
22. RICHARD (FITZ RANULF), 2nd but lst surv. son & heir, d. 1061. (CP XII (2): 269).
23. JOHN (FITZ RICHARD), prob. b. bef. 1056, of age 1076, liv. 1107. (CP XII (2): 269-270).
24. EUSTACE FITZ JOHN, 2nd son, (bro. & h. of Payn Fitz John), b. bef. 1100, d. 1157, Lord of Alnwick and Malton; m., as 1st wife, Beatrice de Vescy, ..."
Source <The Government of England Under Henry I> Par Judith A. Green:
"John was the grandson of Ranulf the moneyer, whose background is unknown and who first occurs in 1035 when he bought the mill of Vains (Manche, arr. and cant. Avranches) from the abbot of Mont-Saint-Michel. Ranulf was dead by 1061, by which date his son, Waleran (possibly third, but first surviving), held the mill, and sold it back to the abbey, c. 1076 John, nephew of Waleran, seized the mill, but judgement against him was given in the king's court. Other than the mill at Vains, the family is also known to have held land at Amblie, which Waleran, John's uncle, sold to Duchess Matilda."