The young Fulk le Brun is fostered out to the household of the veteran warrior Sir Joce de Dynan, Lord of Ludlow (formerly called Dynan, so we are told (11)), serves him valiantly against his arch-enemy Sir Walter de Lacy, (12) and ultimately--as a reward for bravery and prowess--marries his daughter Hawise, a co-heiress to her father's lands.
Sybil, the elder sister of Hawise de Dynan, is also a co-heiress and (in fiction if not in fact) carries her inheritance to Payne FitzJohn, 'a very valiant knight'.
By her late twenties, Elizabeth had been widowed for the third and, as it turned out, last time; she had also become, by the death of her brother, the co-heiress
to the immense Clare patrimony.
The first of these was the marriage of John Dallingridge, Edward's father, to Joan, daughter and co-heiress
of Sir Walter de la Lynde, which brought into his possession the manor of Bolebrook in Sussex and a moiety of that of Laceby, Lincolnshire.