Friday, February 17, 2012

G26: 39979978 Umfreville-Lucy


39979978. Odinel de Umfreville & 39979979. Alice de Lucy

Odinell born in Northumberland, England, s/o §Odinel de Umfreville.

Odinel raised at the court of Henry, earl of Northumberland [with future of King William the Lion]. (S) Archaeologia Aeliana, V14, 1891, P199.

~1153, Alice born in England, d/o 39979342. Geoffrey de Lucy.

6/12/1152, Henry, Prince of Scotland, earl of Northumberland, died.

1152, William “the Lion” made the Earl of Northumbria.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

Aft. 1162, Odinel’s father died.

1165, Odinel assessed 15£ 3s 4d scutage in Northumberland.

12/24/1165, After the death of his brother Malcolm, William the Lion crowned King of Scotland.

1171, Odinel assessed scutage in Northumberland.

1171-2, Odinell de Unfravill accounting for land in Yorkshire. (S) FMG.

1172, Odinel assessed 10£ scutage in Northumberland.

1173, Odinel had a grant of £20 of the rent of the mines of Carlisle to retain knights at Prudhoe to go against the Scots.

1173, King William the Lion of the Scots is documented as saying [on abandoning the siege of Newcastle], “May I be loathed and disgraced, cursed and excommunicated by priest, if I grant any terms or respite to Odinel’s castle.”

7/8/1174, Odinel under siege by King William had well prepared for the attack. [Odinel secretly escaped to the archbishop of York.]

7/10/1174, King William lifted his seige at Prudhoe and moved toward Alnwick.

7/11/1174, Odinell participated in the battle of Alnwick at which King William was ambushed and captured.

1181, Odinel de Umfraville granted land in Kidland to the monastery of Newminster stipulating that “the dogs of the monks were to lack one foot that the lord’s wild animals might have peace.” (S) Highways and Byways in Northumbria, Graham, 1920, P362.

1182, Odinell of Prudoe, Northumberland, died; his son Robert his heir. [Collections for 6 months were distributed: 22£ 7s 4d to the treasury, 100s to Robert to maintain himself, 10£ applied to the purchase of clothing for his children.]


(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P28. (S) Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative …, Royal Arch. Inst., 1858, P231.

Family notes:

·         1154, Odinel [father of this Odinel] named in a king’s writ. (S) Introduction to the Curia Regis Rolls, Flower, 1944, P75.

·         1161, Odinel assessed 2 marks scutage in Northumberland for 2 knigths’ fees.  (S) History of Northumberland, Hodgson, 1858, P265.

·       Odinel de Umfreville [the father], 3rd s/o Robert cum Barba [1066 at the battle of Hastings].

Child of Odinel and Alice:

i. Alice de Umfreville (121698309), born ~1168 in England.

ii. Margaret de Umfreville (19989989), born ~1170 in England.

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