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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lord Geoffrey de Geneville & Maud de Lacy

4997436. Lord Geoffrey de Geneville & 4997437. Maud de Lacy

1226, Geoffrey de Geynvill born in Vaucouleurs, Champagne, France, s/o 9994872. Simon de Joinville & 9994873. Beatrix of Burgundy.

~1229, Maud born in England, coheir & d/o 9994874. Gilbert de Lacy & 9954823. Isabel le Bigod.

[––Maud & Peter––]

Maud 1st married Peter of Geneva, a kinsman of Queen Eleanor of Provence. [No children.]

1239, Geoffrey’s older brother John succeeded to the French titles.

7/1241, Gefforey and “Beatrix, sa mere” [his mother] confirmed donations by his father Simon.

By 6/13/1244, Maud (4997437) and her sister Margery (9994761) had the lands of their father partitioned.

Bef. 6/29/1249, Peter died.

Aft. 3/9/1250, Geoffrey arrived in England upon inheriting estates in England, Wales and Ireland.

[––Geoffrey & Maud––]

1250, Geoffrey married Maud.

1252, Geoffrey, Knt. and seigneur of Vaucouleurs in Champagne, France, married Maud, whose marriage had been granted to Peter de Savoy, uncle of the Queen and and husband of Geoffrey’s step-sister, Anges de Faucigny.  Geoffrey became lord of Ludlow in Wales, and Trim in Ireland.

8/8/1252, Geoffrey and Maud had livery of the lands in Meath, Ireland of her grandfather Walter de Lacy.

7/26/1253, Acknowledgement of the right of Geoffrey de Geynvill and maud his wife touching the wardship and of the lands and fees which Theobald le Butlier (Pincerna) held of Walter de Lacy, grandfather of the said Maud, which wardship the said Geoffrey has, … (S) CPRs.

7/28/1253, Grant to Geoffrey de Geynvill and Maud de Lacy, his wife, of the manor of Dilun, … which Peter de Genevre and the said Maud, sometime his wife, held at farm … (S) CPRs.

8/29/1254, Geoffrey and Maud had livery of the castle of Trim as right of the inheritance of Maud. (S) CPRs.

8/1255, Geoffrey in Gascony with the King’s son Lord Edward. Lord Edward had imposed a new tax in Gascony to fund his father’s commitment to a crusade. There was concern of a rebellion [which did not materialize.]

12/1255, Geoffrey’s parentage is confirmed in a charter of his father to Dore Abbey which named his sons including: “Joffroy de Jenvile signor de Vauquelour”.

9/14/1256, Grant to Geoffrey de Geynvill of the manor of Dilun at farm … (S) CPRs.

2/28/1257, Renewal, under the great seal, of a grant made under the seal which the king used when last in Gascony, to Geoffrey de Geynvile and Maud de Lacy his wife, that in all their lands in Meath they may use their liberties by their own writs … as Walter de Lacy, sometime lord of the same lands, used … (S) CPRs.

1258, King Henry forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford giving more power to Parliament. [The beginnings of the Barons’ Revolt led by Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester.]

1260, Geoffrey partitioned the barony of Weobley, Herefordshire with his wife’s brother-in-law John de Verdun. [Maud’s sister was deceased.]

7/26/1260, Grant to Geoffrey de Geynvill of murage for 5 years from … his town of Ludelawe. (S) CPRs.

1260, Geoffrey summoned against the Scots.

7/18/1262, … Geoffrey de Geynvill, constable of Struguyl, … to assist Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex … (S) CPRs.

1263, Geoffrey, Lord of Meath, and his wife founded a monastery near the Athboy-gate of Trim.

5/14/1264, King Henry and Lord Edward captured at the battle of Lewes by the rebelling barons [mostly young barons.]

1264, Simon de Montfort raided Wales and captured Ludlow castle, property of Geoffrey. (S) The Castles of England, V2, 1896, P139.

4/1265, Geoffrey negotiated a peace agreement between the feuding “de Burgh” and “Fitz Gerald” families in Ireland.

5/1265, Geoffrey de Geneville, Walter de Burgh, and Maurice Fitz Maurice summoned to the court inEngland [by Simon de Montfort] to work on getting the peace settlement accepted in Ireland. (S) Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1985, P162.

6/1265, After the escape from captivity of Lord Edward, Geoffrey again was called to England from Ireland. [Some sources indicate that Lord Edward went to Geoffrey’s Ludlow castle after his escape.]

1265, Geoffrey raised an army against the supporters of Montfort, secured the release of captured Richard de la Rochelle [Lord Edward’s representative in Ireland], and won royal support by promising all should hold their lands on the same basis as before the war started. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1988, P52.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward, with support of troops from Ireland, defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, ending the Baron’s Revolt, and freeing his father the king, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.]

1266, Geoffrey and Maud founded the collegiale of Vaucouleurs.

9/4/1267, Safe conduct … for … envoys of Llewellin son of Griffin, … to the king to treat of peace … the king has appointed Geoffrey de Geynvull and Hamo Lestrange to conduct them. (S) CPRs.

1272, Geoffrey summoned by the King of France against Roger-Bernard III. A local conflict, Roger-Bernard allied with Gerald VI, Count of Armagnac to attack the lord of Sompuy, who applied for protection to the king.

10/1273, Geoffrey made Justicar of Ireland. (S) The Household Knights of Edward I in Ireland, 2004.

9/11/1275, Writ of aid for Geoffrey de Gyenvill, lately appointed justiciary of Ireland, … to attend to the defence of that land … the king hearing that he is in want of counsel and assistance. (S) CPRs.

1276, Geoffrey summoned against the Scots.

10/30/1277, Letter for Geoffrey de Gyenvill and Matilda his wife, nominating Thomas de Lodelawe … attorneys … (S) CPRs.

1279-80, “Writ and inquisition on the claim of Geoffrey de Genevill and Maud his wife to have return of writs in their territory of Meath with copies of inquisition (51 Hen III) and report of the Justice on the part of the same territory belonging to John de Verdun.” (S) UKNA.

1280, Geoffrey rendered an account of their mission to the King of France about the peace between England and Castile.

1/1281, Geoffrey, an envoy to Paris, wintered at his estate of Vaucouleurs in France.

5/10/1282, IPM of Wentliana de Lascy, deceased. Complaint of G. de Genevile and Maud (4997437) his wife that Theobald de Verdun (4997380) had deforced them … Wentliana held in dower were never parted between the heirs of Walter de Lascy (19989748), viz.—Margery (9994761) late the wife of Sir John de Verdun and Maud the wife of the said G. de Geneville, … (S) CIsPM. [Margery & Maud sisters.]

1282, Geoffrey, lord of Ludlow, assistant Marshall to the Earl of Norfolk in Wales, summoned against the Scots.

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

1283, Geoffrey and Maud granted all their lands in England and Wales to their son Peter.

10/19/1283, Grant to Geoffrey de Geynvill of 1,000 marks in Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

12/16/1283, Geoffrey de Genevill and Matilda, his wife, and Peter, their eldest son, acknowledged that they owe to William de Valencia £1200 for the commission of lands that belonged to Maurice son of Gerald in Ireland tenant in chief, deceased, and for the marriage of Gerald, son and heir of the said Maurice, a minor in William's wardship by the demise of Thomas de Clare (2498706), to whom the king granted the wardship and marriage. (S_ CCRs.

3/27/1284, Simple protection for Geoffrey de Geynvill and Matilda his wife, and for Peter de Geynvill and Joan his wife going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1287, Geoffrey in Flanders in service to the King.

11/10/1288 in London, Letter of acquittance by William de Valence, Lord of Pembroke, to Sir Geoffrey de Geynville, the Lady Matilda his wife, and Sir Peter de Geynville, their son and heir, for 107£ 5s 11d … in full payment of 1200£ in which Geoffrey, Matilda, and Peter were bound to the said William for the marriage of Gerald Fitz Maurice. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland.

1289, Geoffrey held court at Trim. (S) Cal. of Document Relating to Ireland.

1290, Geoffrey an envoy to Rome to discuss the King’s expedition to the holy land.

9/20/1291, Protection for Geoffrey de Geynevill, gone beyond seas, for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

1292, On the death of his son Piers, Geoffrey placed his 2 younger and unmarried granddaughters Beatrice and Maud at Aconbury Priory. [This disinherited them as coheirs and keeping the estates in England, Wales and Ireland from being broken up on his death.]

1293-4, Record and process of a plea of warranty between Simon de Geneville and Geoffrey de Geneville, and Maud his wife. (S) UKNA.

1293, The Liberty of Trim taken from Geoffrey by the crown. [Restored in 1294.]

1294, Geoffrey gave his land of Vaucoulueurs in France to his second son Walter.

1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.

12/6/1294, Geoffrey de Geynvill, staying with the king in his service in Wales. (S) CCRs.

4/23/1295, Protection with clause volumus, for 2 years, for Geoffrey de Geynvill, going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

5/2/1295, Pardon, by reason of his services in the army of Wales, to Geoffrey de Geynville of his contempt in refusing to execute the king’s mandates … of Geoffrey’s liberty of Trym, Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

1/3/1296, To Richard de Burgo (60845206), earl of Ulster, Geoffrey de Geynvill (4997436), …, Thomas son of Maurice, Theobald le Butiller, Theobald de Verdun (4997380), … Walter de Lascy, … John Pypard, … Request that they will be present with horses and arms on 1 March next at Whytheweyhame, prepared to set out in the king's service. (S) CCRs.

1297, Geoffrey the Marshall of the army in Flanders. (S) The Welsh Wars of Edward I, Morris, 1901, P61.

1/1298, “Appointment of Sir Geoffrey de Geneville as joint-commissioner for the exchange of prisoners. … Appointment of Sir Geoffrey de Geneville as joint-conservator of the truce in parts of Flanders.” (S) UKNA.

1298-1306, Geoffrey summoned to parliament by writ.

12/1298, “Contemporary copy of notarial act of the proceedings of Geoffrey de Geneville, John Lovel and Thomas Logore, ambassadors of Edward I to the King of France, …” (S) UKNA.

6/19/1299, Geoffrey an English representative at the treaty of Montreuil.

4/11/1300, Protection with clause volumus, for 1 year, for Geoffrey de Geynvill, going to the court of Rome on the king’s affairs. (S) CPRs. [Dealing with the Pope’s declaration of peace and concord between the kings of England and France.]

4/1301, Geoffrey returned from an emissary mission to Rome.

4/19/1301, Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland, … not to molest Geoffrey de Geynvill and Matilda his wife touching their liberty of Trym … Association of Geoffrey de Geynvill, one of the greater barons of Ireland, who has newly come from the court of Rome … with respect to the Scotch war. (S) CPRs.

6/7/1301, Letters for Matilda, wife of Geoffrey de Geynvill, staying in England, … attorneys in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

4/9/1302, Letters for Geoffrey de Geynvill and Matilda his wife, staying in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

1/21/1303, George de Laverton witnessing receipt from Sir Geoffrey de Geynvill and Sir Nicholas de Geynvill, his son, of £90, in which they were indebted to him by a recognizance. (S) CCRs.

4/11/1304, Maud died.

7/25/1304, Writ for IPM of Edmund de Mortuo Mari (2498716). … Berks and Southampton: Stratfeld Mortimer. The manor … The whole of the aforesaid manor of Stratfeld …  was assigned to Geoffrey de Genevill and Maud his wife to the value of £42 yearly … Wordy by Winchester. A third part of the manor …  assigned to the abovesaid Geoffrey and Maud to the value of £18 yearly. … (S) CIsPM.


10/16/1306, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause allowance to be made to Geoffrey de Geynvill in the debts due … (S) CCRs.

9/2/1307, The king … empowers Geoffrey de Geynville, … to give the royal assent to [election of bishop of Elphin] … (S) CPRs.

12/24/1307, Geoffrey de Geneville to surrender to Roger de Mortuo Mari and Joan his wife [and Geoffrey’s granddaughter] the lands and tenenments in Ireland, which he holds … of the inheritance of his late wife Matilda, and which after his death will reviert to the same Roger and Joan, as kinswoman and heir of Matilda. (S) CPRs.

1308, Geoffrey entered the House of the Friars Preachers in Trim.

10/21/1314, Geoffrey died; buried at Trim; his granddaughter Joan his heir. (S) The Diocese of Meath, Cogan, 1862, P306.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P590. (S) Medieval Ireland, Duffy, 2005.

Family notes:

·         Geoffrey was the most successful figure to emerge in Ireland as a a result of Henry III’s policy of investing foreigners with lands in order to bring the island to obedience and to conserve the peace. (S) Vaucouleurs, Ludlow and Trim, Irish Historical Studies, 11/2001.

Child of Geoffrey and Maud: [9 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Peter de Geneville (2498718), born 1251 in England. [Heir]

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