from early times, and were originally descended from Ralph de Raines who was granted lands by William, Duke of Albany in that shire. They were originally from Rennes in
where they also held lands from their Lord, William de Aubigny of Belvoir.
The famed architect Sir Christopheer Wren (1632-1723), was born at East Knoyle, near Tisbury, Wiltshire.
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Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Matthew Wren (1585-1667), English divine, Bishop of Ely, eldest son of Francis Wren (1553-1624), mercer, of London; Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), one of the best known and highest acclaimed English architects in history, responsible for rebuilding 51 churches... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.