Tuesday, June 14, 2011

G23: 7606176

7606176. Geoffrey de Villers & 7606177. Alice ?

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~1290, Geoffrey, born in England, s/o §Sir John de Vilers.

6/9/1318, “Mandate from Thomas, earl of Lancaster and Leicester to Geoffrey de Viller, constable of Bolingbroke.” (S) UKNA.

Geoffrey’s father died; his brother Francis succeeding.

5/20/1324, To Geoffrey de Villers, receiver of the issues of certain lands forfeited to the king in co. Bedford. (S) CCRs.

1347, Geoffrey succeeded his brother Francis to the estate of Brooksby, Leicestershire.

1353, Geoffrey a Knight of the Shire for Leicester.

(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History, Burke, 1844, P547.

Family notes:

·         Geoffrey de Villers, knight, of Rethelois, France, was prominent in Burgundy in the 1100s.

·         Geoffrey had a sister Mararget: 7/18/1311, Grant, at the request of queen Isabella, to Odin Bronard and Margaret daughter of John de Viliers, her damsel, between whom a marriage is arranged, of 300£ for their sustance, to be received out of the custodies and marriages which shall first fall in. (S) CPRs.

Child of Geoffrey and Alice:

i. John de Villers (3803088), born ~1330 in England.

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