He also had a daughter Margery who married Robert de Willoughby.may have been Adam’s younger brother, second son or cousin.In other words they were all one continuous family, but changed their ‘surname’ twice – from Crispin to Newmarch in around 1130AD, for reasons of marriage and inheritance, and again later from Newmarch to Wormley in the 13 century.
We discuss the possibilities in depth in our chapter entitled “The Origins of the Crispin Family”.
We discuss their origins and possible ancestors in our chapters entitled “Before the Norman Conquest of England we were Crispins,” and “The Origins of the Crispins.” , son of William de Whatton, took his mother’s family ‘surname’ and inherited land from his uncle William de Newmarch. He also had a brother called William de Newmarch and other brothers Robert and Walter de Whatton. Adam had a brother called Henry de Newmarch who married his second wife, Frethsenta Paynel, in 1218.
Henry and Adam both went on King John’s expedition to quell Ireland in 1210.
It was written in a 12th century chronicle: “The earth trembled beneath them.
All who did not flee before them were killed or captured.” Gilbert inherited Tillieres castle and returned to live there after the Conquest.