Friday, June 29, 2012

G27: 79959842. FitzUrse-Boulers


79959842. Richard Fitz Urse & 79959843. Maud de Boulers

Richard born, s/o §Ralf fitz Urse.

By 1097, Richard’s father died.

~1110, Maud born in England, d/o §Baldwin de Boulers & Sybil de Falaise.

1128, Richard fitz Urse witnessed a charter of King Henry I.

1130, Richard held lands in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Northamptonshire, and Buckinghamshire.

1130-1 at Rouen, Richard Fitz-Urse attested a royal notification of the tithes of venison of the forest of Fecamp having been adjudged to Roger, abbot of Fecamp. (S) English Historical Review, V34, P558.

Bef. 6/1133 in Normandy, Richard Fitz-Urse attested a royal notification of a land exchange between Roger, abbot of Fecamp, and Nigel fitz-William, nephew of Robert, earl of Gloucester. (S) English Historical Review, V34, P558.

12/2/1135, King Henry I died; having designated his daughter Empress Matilda as his heir.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

1135, Richard fitz Urse witnessed a charter of King Stephen to Geoffrey de Mandeville. (S) Sinclairs of England, 1887, P161.

1137-54, Richard fitz Urse attested 10 of King Stephen’s documents.

9/30/1139, Empress Matilda invaded England, landing at Arundel in Sussex, and them proceeding to Bristol.

1140 at Stamford, Attending King Stephen’s court: Ranulf, earl of Chester; Gilbert, earl of Pembroke; Earl Simon; Roger, earl of Warwick; Earl Robert de Ferrers; … Richard de Camville; Richard Fitz Urse; Eustace fitz John; … Hugh Wake; … (S) King Stephen, King, 2011 [Note 12.]

2/2/1141, Richard Fitz-Urse, “brilliant in giving and receiving blows”, with King Stephen at the battle of Lincoln, where both were captured. (S) Chronicle of Henry of Huntingdon, 1853, P280.

4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.

6/23/1141, Matilda’s forces expelled from London by the citizens and an army of Queen Matilda, wife of King Stephen.

9/14/1141, Matilda’s brother Robert was captured.

11/1/1141, Matilda exchanged King Stephen for Robert.

12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. Richard Fitz-Urse was present at the Christmas court. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]

4/1142, Richard Fitz-Urse at King Stephen’s Easter court.

1145, King Stephen defeated Matilda’s forces at the battle of Faringdon.

1148, Empress Matilda returned to Normandy, never return to England.

10/25/1154, King Stephen died.

12/19/1154, Matilda’s son Henry crowned King Henry II of England.

1154, Reginald fitz Urse in receipt of land from the royal demesne in Essex. (S) Bishcofsmord Im Mittelater, Frude, 2003, P220.

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

By 1158, Richard died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs11-12. (S) The Historian, V35, 1972.

Family notes:

·         Richard fitz Urse married 1st the widow of Richard Engaine of Pytchley.

·         1102, The castle of Montgomery in Powys taken from rebel Robert de Beleme and given to Baldwin.

·         1105, Baldwin, of Normandy, came to England.

·         1121, Baldwin de Bollers witnessed King Henry I’s charter to Shrewsbury abbey.

·         Sybil de Falaise related to King Henry I.

·         4/1241, From a plea: Vitalis Engayne and Roger Gernet both claim the honor of Montgomery as descendents of the first wife of Baldwin de Bullers … Vitalis s/o Richard, s/o Margaret fitz Urse, d/o Richard fitz Urse & Matilda de Bollers, d/o Baldwin de Bollers, to whom Henry I gave the Honor of Montgomery with Sebilla de la Maleyse, relation of the King. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P91. [Roger s/o Reginald, s/o Mabilla.]

Children of Richard and Matilda:

i. Reginald fitz Urse, born ? on England.

1158, Reginald pardoned a quota in Somersetshire, Essex, and Northamptonshire.

Reginald married Beatrice, d/o Geoffrey de Limesey.

1165, Reginald held 3+ knights’ fees in Northamptonshire.

12/29/1170, Reginald involved in the death of archbishop Becket.

[1214, Reginald’s only grandchild William de Courtenay died without issue.]

ii. Margery Fitz Urse (39979921), born 1135 in England.

iii. Mabilla Fitz Urse (94537232), born ~? in England.

Child of Mabilla: Reginald Gernet (47268616)

Bef. 1220, Reginald died. (S) Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Farrer, 1903, P188.

i. Roger Gernet (23634308), born ~1195 in England.

ii. William Gernet, born in England.

William married Cecily de Mascy.

Bef. 1234, William died; his brother Roger his heir.

G27: 79959638. Newmarch-Griffin


79959638. Lord Bernard de Newmarch & 79959639. Nefta verch Griffin

Bernard born in Normandy, s/o §Geoffrey de Newmarch & Ada de Hugleville.

~1080, Annesta born in Wales, d/o §Trahearn ap Caradawg [Cradock]. (S) History of the Princes, Lloyd, 1881, P77.

1072-1104, Bernard de Neufmarch made the church of Much Cowarne in Herefordshire to Abbot Serlo of Gloucester. (S) Secular Jurisdiction of Monasteries, Shirley, 2004, P138.

9/9/1087, William the Conqueror died; his oldest son Robert getting Normandy, and his son William Rufus receiving England.

Bef. 1088, Bernard held Castell Dinas.

1088, Bernard joined the marcher lords in a rebellion against William Rufus. [Who was not well liked.]

1088, Bernard captured Glasbury and issued a charter to the abbey of St. Peter’s at Gloucester.

1091, William Rufus by “letters of marque” [which  allowed adventureous knights to seize lands and subjugate inhabitants to the rule of the crown] sanctioned “Benard de Feuf Marche” to seize lands in Brycheiniog, Wales.

Aft. 1091, Bernard became one of the 1st Lord Marchers and built his town and castle of Brecknock near the confluence of 2 rivers. Bernard, holding his lands in service to the King, divided his lands into 3 vassal areas subject to his service.

1093-4, At the battle of Brecon, Bernard killed the local ruler, Rhys ap Tewdwr, king of Deheubarth, when his better disciplined knights were attacked by the Welsh forces. [Richard fitz Pons was one of Bernard’s knights.] Bernard used the Roman ruins at Gaer to build a castle.

1094, Bernard, still fending off local resistance, lost a significant battle to Gelli Darnauc.

1095, Bernard de Newmarch founded a cell of Battle at Brecon. (S) Church Work and Life in English Minsters, V2, Walcott, 1879, P74.

1096, Bernard de Newmarch divided the county of Brecon into 12 lordships. (S) Cambrian Journal, 1864, P110. [The 12 knights are identified in (S) Burke, V2, 1847, P1507.]

Bernard married Nefta [or Nest], the Welsh daughter of a local leader, which helped gain the loyality of his subjects. [Nest was also a descendent of Anarawd, s/o Rhodri the Great, who 200 years before had ruled all of Wales.]

1098, A key Welsh opponent of Bernard, Llywelyn ab Cadwgan, was killed. (S) History of the Princes, Lloyd, 1881, P94.

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England after the death of his older brother William Rufus. King Henry’s eldest brother Robert, duke of Normandy, was returning from crusade when Henry usurped the throne of England.

1102, A fire burned much of Gloucester cathedral.

1102-7, Bernard confirmed grants of his vassals to Brecknock priory, in which Bernard is identified as lord of Cleobury.

Aft. 1115, Bernard de Novo Mercato assented to an endowment of his vassal William Revel to the parish of Hay in Brecknockshire. (S) A Defence of the Chruch of England, Selborne, 1888, P358.

10/16/1119, Bernard de Newmarch named in a papal bull of Pope Calixtus II to Walter fitz Richard about a complaint of the church of Llandaff. (S) Liber Landavensis, 1840, P561.

1121, Bernard purchased from King Henry the marriage of his daughter Sybill to Milo fitz Walter. (S) Women of the Engish Nobility, Ward, 1995, P27.

By 1125, Bernard, Lord of Brecknock died; buried in the Chapter House at Gloucester Cathedral. (S) Cathedral Chruch of Gloucester, Masse, 1905, P102.

Nest disavowed Bernard’s only male heir Mahel was as the actual son of Bernard. King Henry I deprived Mahel the right of succession, which then fell to Nest.

Nest died; succession of Brednock falling to her daughter Sybil.

(S) Annals and Antiquities … Wales, Nicholas, 1872, P67.

Families notes:

·         Trahearn ap Caradog, 1076-81 the chief ruler of Gwynedd.

Child of Bernard and Nefta:

i. Sybill de Newmarch (39979819), born ~1100 in Wales. [Heir]

G27: 79959636. Gloucester


79959636. Walter of Gloucester & 79959637. Berta de Ballun

Walter, s/o Roger de Pistres & Adeliza ?.

Walter’s father died.

1097, Walter sheriff of Gloucester.

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England after the death of his older brother William Rufus. King Henry’s eldest brother Robert, duke of Normandy, was returning from crusade when Henry usurped the throne of England.

8/1100, Walter confirmed as sheriff of Gloucester under King Henry.

1101, Walter, sheriff of Gloucester and Stafford.

1101, Walter donated Westwode to St. Peter’s monastery for the soul of his brother Herbert.

1104-21, Walter sheriff of Gloucester.

1108-11, King Henry gave some of the land of St. Oswald’s [Gloucester] to Walter, sheriff of Gloucester; ordering Walter to give reyal demesne lands in exchange. (S) English Royal Free Chapels, Denton, 1970, P53.

By 1109, The castle of Rhyd y Gors in south Wales under the control of Walter of Gloucester [as was the surrounding territory.]

1112, Walter improved the fortifications of Gloucester castle.

1114, Walter made a constable of the royal household. (S) Anglo-Norman Warfare, Strickland, P111.

9/13/1114, Walter of Gloucester, the constable, witnessed a royal confirmation of a settlement between Hyde Abbey and the Bishop of Winchester. (S) Sussex Archaeological Collections, V41, 1898, P236.

1121, King Henry I confirmed the grant to Walter of Gloucester and his heirs to Little Hereford and Ullingswick by the Bishop of Hereford.

By 9/1122, Walter’s influence was dimished by the creation of Robert de Caen as earl of Gloucester [Robert a natural son of King Henry.] (S) Henry I, Green, 2006, P174.

1122-3 at Winchester, Confirmation by Henry I. to the abbot and monks of St. Mary, of Tewkesbury: Witnesses – Robert, earl of Mellent, Robert, earl of Gloucester, … Walter of Gloucester. (S) Descr. Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, Lyte, 1890.

1123, Walter of Gloucester 1 of 3 hereditary sheriffs holding office. (S) Anglo-Norman Nobility, Newman, 1988, P105.

6/1123, King Henry I granted the lands of Edric, son of Chetel to Walter de Gloucester.

1123, Notification that Walter de Gloucester has given to his nephew, William de Mare, Little Hereford in fee to be held by the service of two knights. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V10, P18.

1125, Adeliza, mother of Walter of Gloucester, donated all her lands in Gloucester to St. Peter’s monastery with the consent of her son.

1126, Walter replaced as sheriff of Gloucester when he became a monk at Llanthony Prima.

1128, Walter died [owing 100£ for a hunting offence].

(S) Government of England Under King Henry I, Green, 1989.

Children of Walter and Berta:

i. Milo Fitz Walter (39979818), born ~1100 in England.

ii. Matilda de Gloucester (79958529), born ~1102 in England.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

G27: 79959632 FitzHerbert-Corbet


79959632. Herbert Fitz Herbert & 79959633. Sybilla Corbet


~1075, Herbert, 1st of the family born in England, s/o §Count Herbert of Vermandois & 159919265. Emma of Blois.
~1100, Sybilla born in England, d/o §Robert Corbet of Longden.
8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
Sybilla, a mistress of King Henry I. (S) Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, Schaus, 2006, P158.
9/1101, Herbertus Regis Camerarius witnessed two royal charters at Windsor.
1109-14, The archbishop of York grants to Sir Herbert the Chamberlain, and to his son, in fee, manors in Yorkshire.
Herbert’s father died.
Bef. 1127, Herbert and his brother William, Treasurer of York, with the consent of the Archbishop of York, granted the church of Wivertorp to the Yorkshire priory of Nostel.
1129-30, The King made an allowance to Herbert the Chamberlain.
1130, Herbert liquidated his fine of succession for 353 marks of silver. (S) Medieval Prosopogaphy, Vs7-8, 1986, P52.
1130-33, Abbot Herbert v. Herbert fitz Herbert over Parham, Sussex and Mapeleford. (S) Pubs. of London Record Society, V25, 1988, P59.
Herbert, Chamberlain and Treasurer to King Henry I.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
1139, Herbert Fitz-Herbert, lord chamberlain to King Stephen. (S) Peerage of the United Kingdom, Debrett, 1814, P122.
9/26/1143, Herbert’s brother, William Fitz-Herbert, consecrated archbishop of York.
1140, Herbert died.
1157, Sybilla living. [King Henry granted Sybilla 10£.]
(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P146ff.
Family notes:
·         Herbert of Vermandois came with William the Conqueror to England.
·         Emma of Blois, d/o 639677060. Count Thibaut III of Blois & Champagne & 639677061. Garsinde du Maine.
·         Sir Robert fitz Corbet of Longden was brought to England by Roger de Montgomery, kinsman of William the Conqueror.

Child of Herbert and Sibilla:
i. Herbert Fitz Herbert (39979816), born ~1105 in England. 


G27: 79959620. Galfrid FitzPayn


79959620. Galfrid fitz Payn


Geoffrey, s/o §Ralph Paganel. (S) Yorkshire Arch. And Topo. Journal, V9, 1886, P72.
8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
1113, Foundation charter of St. Neot’s Priory: ‘… propria manu confirmavi. [seals] … Signum Gaufridi filii Pagani. (S) History and Antiquities of Eynesbury, Gorham, 1820, P-CV.
1114, Geoffrey Fitz-Pain gave the chapel of All Saints, Skewkirk, to Nostel priory.
1114-16, Geoffrey fitz Payn held 4 carucates and 3 bovates in Ulceby. (S) Notes on Ulceby, Fletcher, 1885, P6.
1115-18, Geoffrey fitz Pain held 1 car. 4 bov. In Ribi, in Yarborough wapentake; and 1 car. 2 bov. In Sualwa, which Widmund held of him. (S) Record Society, V48, 1903, P100.
1121, Geoffrey fitz Pain witnessed the King’s grant of marriage to Milo of Gloucester of Sybill de Newmarch. (S) Women of the English Nobility, Ward, 1995, P27.
1131 at Waltham, Grant of the King for the use of the canons of the church of the martyrs Gervase and Protase of Sees … attested … Waleran count of Meulan, Hugh Bigot and Humphrey de Bohun sewers, Miles of Gloucester, … Payn fitz John, … Henry de Ferrers, … Geoffrey fitz Pain, … (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P563.
1132, Grant to the hospital of Falaise … attested by … William earl of Warren; the sewers Hugh Bigot, Humphrey de Bohun, and Robert de Curci; Geoffrey fitz-Pain, Miles of Gloucester, Pain fitz-John, … and Aubrey de Ver, at Marden.
1132, Galfrid Trussebut founded the priory of Wartre.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
Geoffrey died.
Family notes:
·         Geoffrey’s lands in Lincolnshire were derived from the estates of Roger of Poitou, who forfeited in 1102. (S) Anglo-Norman Warfare, Strickland, 1992, P49.
·         Temp, Henry I: Geoffrey held 11 carucates and 35.5 bovates. (S) Reports and Papers of the Archit. & Arch., V16, 1881.

Child of Galfrid and ?:
i. William Trussebut (39979810), born ~1120 in England.


G27: 79959492. Beaumont-FitzRoy


79959492. Viscount Roscelin de Beaumont & 79959493. Constance fitz Roy

Roseclin [Roger] born in France, s/o Ralph, Vicomte of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe in Maine.

~1110, Constance born in England, 5th natural d/o 189110274. King Henry I.

1130, Roscelin granted the  manor of South Tawton, Devon [on his marriage with Constance.]

Roscelin, Lord of Beaumont-le-Viconte and Montrevault, Maine, France married Constance.

1135, Roscelin’s lands in France attacked by Geoffrey Plantagenet, married to Constance’s half-sister. (S) Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy, V4, 1856, P146.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

Roscelin de Bellomont had a grant of Stratton and Marsham, Norfolk.

1175, Constance living.

Family notes:

·         1098, Ralph, vicomte Beaumont, sought a truce from William Rufus who had invaded Maine. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P123. [Which was granted.]

Child of Roscelin and Constance:

i. Richard de Beaumont (39979746), born ~1135 in Maine, France.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

G27: 79959356 Salisbury-Talvas-Warenne


79959356. Earl Patrick of Salisbury & 79959357. Adela Talvas & 189118242. Earl William de Warenne III


~1115, William born in England, s/o 319832122. Earl William de Warenne II & 319832123. Isabel de Vermandois.
~1120, Patrick, born in England, s/o §Walter of Salisbury & Sibyl de Chaworth.
~1120, Adela born in Pontgieu, France, d/o 378236486. William III Talvas, Compte of Ponthieu & 378236487 Helen of Burgundy.
4/24/1124, David I crowned King of Scotland.
1130, William de Garenne [the father] donated property to St Faith, Longueville, witnessed by ‘Ysabel comitissa uxor comitis et Willelmo et Radulfo filii eorum.’ (S) FMG.
5/1133, Most of London including the church of St. Paul the Apostle was destroyed by fire.
1135, Patrick of Salisbury enfeoffed with 40 knights’ fees.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England; usurping Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry I, and starting a civil war.
 [­­­–––William & Ela–––]
Ela 1st married William de Warenne.
6/1137, William de Waren was with King Stephen’s army at Lisieux. (S) DNB, V20, 1909, P832.
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
1138, William, 3rd Earl of Surrey after the death of his father.
12/18/1138, Waleran, count of Meulan [William’s half-brother], was in Rouen meeting with William de Roumare, King Stephen’s justiciar in Normandy. William, earl of Warren, Robert de Newbourg, and baron Waleran de Meulan, were also at the meeting.
1139-48, William, earl of Warrene held the fair at Thetford. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
9/1139, Empress Matilda invaded England, based at Bristol, to claim the crown of England.
~1140, Walter of Salisbury [Patrick’s father] and Patrick, earl of Salisbury, witnessed a gift of the church of Durnford by Isabel de Tony, wife of Walter fitz Richard, to the cathedral for the soul of her husband. (S) Fasti Ecclesiae Sarisberiensis, Jones, P377.
1140, William de Warenne, earl of Surrey, founded the priory of the Holy Sepulchre at Thetford.
2/2/1141, William fought at the battle of Lincoln; when King Stephen was captured.
4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.
12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]
6/23/1141, Matilda’s forces expelled from London by the citizens and an army of Queen Matilda, wife of King Stephen. William was in the forces that pursued Empress Matilda from Winchester, and captured her half-brother Robert, Earl of Gloucester.
1141, [After the battle of Winchester] Patrick, earl of Salisbury, sent word to John fitz Gilbert, supporter of Matilda, that if he would wait, they would attack him the next day. (S) Armies, Chivalry and Warfare, Strickland, 1998.
11/1/1141, Matilda exchanged King Stephen for her brother Robert.
12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]
1142, Walter of Salisbury [Patrick’s father] founded the priory of Bradenstoke in the vale of Malmesbury.
12/1142, William de Warren with King Stephen at his Christmas court.
7/1143, Patrick of Salisbury, constable, received the earldom of Wiltshire from Empress Matilda. [Patrick usually styled ‘Earl of Salisbury’.] (S) FMG.
9/1143, William, earl of Surrey, assisted with the capture of Geoffrey de Mandeville. (S) DNB, V20, 1909, P832.
1144, William de Warren, earl of Surrey, held Rouen against Geoffrey Plantagenet. (S) Dukes of Normandy, Duncan, 1839, P213. [Geoffrey captured Rouen that year.]
1144-47, Patric, earl of Salisbury attested documents.
1144-50, Patric, earl of Wiltshire, witnessed a charter of Henry [II], son of the Empress.
1145-6, Patrick, earl of Salisbury in a dispute with John fitz Gilbert [husband of Patrick’s sister Sibyl.] (S) Law and Government, Garnett, 1994, P309.
3/31/1146, William took the vows of a crusader at Vezelay with King Louis VII of France.
2/1147, William was at Etampes with King Louis.
4–6/1147, William with a great assembly of French nobility in Paris meeting with the Pope and King Louis VII.
6/29/1147, Waleran de Meulan and William de Warenne joint leaders of an anglo-norman crusade force at Worms.
1147, Patrick’s father died. (S) King Stephen, Davis, 1967,P140.
12/25/1147, On Christmas day on the coast of modern-day Turkey, encamped by a river, a tremendous storm washed away much of the supplies of the French. They decided to take a route over the mountains to Antioch.
1/4/1148, The crusaders fought in a battle at Laodicea against the Turks.
1/7/1148, William’s forces in a night battle in the area of Mount Cadmus, where Turks ambush the main train of infantry and non-combatants well behind the main force. King Louis VII, his bodyguard of Templar Knights, and Noblemen valiantly charged the Turks. Most of the knights were killed, including William, and Louis barely escaped with his life. The battle is recorded by Odo de Deuil, personal chaplain to Louis, in his book De Profectione. (S) The Capetians, Bradbury, 2007, P155.
1/19/1148, William died in battle at Laodicea. (S) FMG.
1148, Empress Matilda returned to Normandy [never to return to England.]
By 1148, Patrick’s 1st wife Mathila died: ‘Comes Patricius Sarum’ donated property to Bradenstoke priory, constructed by ‘pater meus Walterus de Saresbiria’, for the soul of ‘Matildis comitissæ uxoris meæ.’ (S) FMG.
[­­­–––Patrick & Ela–––]
Adela married 2nd Patrick, Earl of Salisbury.
4/13/1149, at the castle of Devizes, Patrick, earl of Sarum, witnessed a charter of Henry, duke of Normandy and earl of Anjou. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., V40, 1884, P146.
1/1153, Duke Henry landed in England with 140 knights and 3,000 infantry in 36 ships.
4/9/1153, at Stockbridge, Hampshire, Reginald, earl of Cornwall; the earl of Gloucester; Patrick, earl of Salisbury, and other barons met with the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of Winchester, Salisbury, Bath and Chichester, to discuss peace in England, and the restoring the castle of Devizes to the diocese of Salisbury. (S) King Stephen, King, 2010, P272.
5/24/1153, Malcolm IV succeeded King David I of Scotland.
1153, Patrick, earl of Salisbury, a supporter of Duke Henry when he met with King Stephen at Malmesbury, Wiltshire. (S) Henry II, New Interpretations, 2007, P24.
11/6/1153, Signed at Westminster, the Treaty of Wallingford, Duke Henry recognized by his cousin King Stephen of England as his heir. Stephen was to reign without dispute until his death. Patric, earl of Salisbury was a signer of the treaty. (S) Memoirs Illustrative … Wiltshire, Royal Arch. Inst., P217.
1153-54, Duke Henry sent Patrick, earl of Salisbury, to destroy a castle. [Likely a part of the treaty.]
10/25/1154, King Stephen died.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned King of England [Empress Matilda’s son].
3/1155 at Westminster, Earl Patric of Salisbury attested a royal charter to Roger, earl of Hereford.
1/1156 at Dover, Earl Patric of Wiltshire present when King Henry created Alberic as earl of Oxford.
1156, Patrick, earl of Salisbury, held 72£ in ‘terre’. (S) Accession of Henry II, Amt, 1993, P162.
1156-60, Patrick the sheriff of Wiltshire. (S) Cambridge Meidieval History, V6, Bury, 1929.
5/1157, Patrick, earl of Salisbury, attended the King for 6 days at Colchester where he held court.
2/1158 at Salisbury, Earl Patric attested a royal charter to Salisbury cathedral.
1163, Patrick appoint by King Henry to command his military forces in Aquitaine. (S) Henry II, Warren, 1973, P103.
1/30/1164, Patrick, earl of Salisbury, a witness to the Constitutions of Clarendon.
12/9/1165, William the Lion succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland.
1166, Patrick of Salisbury, held 59 knights’ fees in England and Wales. (S) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, Given-Wilson, 2008, P15. [Assessed on the aid of marrying the King’s daughter.]
1166, ‘Walterus de Sireburne’ used to hold 1 knight’s fee from the abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset ‘tempore Regis Henrici’; ‘comes Patricius’ now holds the same. (S) FMG.
1167-68, Patric appointed lieutenant of Acquitaine for King Henry II.
1168, A rebellion in ‘Pictavi et Aquitani ex maiori parte’ during the course of which King Henry captured ‘Lizennoium castrum’ where he left ‘regina cum comite Patricio Salesberiense avunculo Rotrodi comitis Perticensis.’ (S) FMG.
3/27/1168, Patric, earl of Sarum, killed in and attempt to capture Queen Eleanor, an ambush by Guy of Lusignan s/o Hugh. They were returning from a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Iago in Gallicia. Patrick buried in the church of St. Hilary in Poictiers, France.
By 1174, Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to ‘Alæ comitissæ Warennæ’ concerning the retention from the monks of Lewes of tithes from her dower lands. (S) FMG.
12/10/1174, Adela died.
(S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983. (S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucestershire, V12, 1888, P251. (S) Court, Household, And Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P747.
Family notes:
·         [Undated] William, Earl of Warren, and the Countess Isabel his mother, and Radulfus his brother, given to the Monks of Lewes the church of Chingestona.
·         Walter of Salisbury, s/o Edward of Salisbury; 1136 witnessed a charter of King Stephen; became a monk after the death of his wife.
·         Sibyl de Chaworth a descendent of Domesday tenent Ernulf de Hesding, who’s heir was Pain of Mundubleil. The other descendent holding Ernulf’s lands was William fitz Alan, s/o Alan FitzFleald & Aveline de Hesding. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7, Eyton, 1858, P241.
·         Patric brother of Sibyl, married to John FitzGilbert “the Marshall”; brother of Hawise, married to Rotrou, comte de Perche, then Robert of France, comte de Dreux. Patric attests charters at various times as “Earl of Wiltshire” [1155, 1156, 1164], and as “Earl of Salisbury” [1155, 1157], and “Earl of Sarum” [1168].

Child of William and Adela:
i. Isabel Warren (94559121), born 1137 in Surrey, England.
Child of Patrick and Adela:
i. William Fitz Patrick (39979678), born aft. 1148 in England.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

G27: 79959330. FitzHarding


79959330. Lord Robert Fitz Harding & 79959331. Lady Eve ?

~1105, Robert born in Bristol England, younger s/o §Harding & Lavida.

Eve born in France, d/o §Sir Estmond & Godiva.

~11/1115, Robert’s father died; his brother Nicholas succeeding. (S) Notes & Queries, 1879, P363.

Robert established himself as a merchant at Bristol, becoming provost of the town and acquiring a number of manors to add to that of Fifehead in Dorset which he had from his father.

Bef. 1130, Robert married to Eve.

Robert moved from his father’s house on Baldwin Street to a great stone house upon the Frome.

1140, Robert began to build the abbey of St. Augustine.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

1139, Empress Matilda invaded England from the west, based at Bristol, to claim the crown of England.

1139-40, Robert, as an associate of the earl of Gloucester, the Empress Maud's half-brother, and greatest supporter, Robert took Maud's side against Stephen, and Maud and her son “made use of the purse of this Robertt in that wantfull tyme of theirs”.

4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.

12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]

1142-43, Henry of Normandy [future Henry II] lived in Bristol where he was tutored by Matthews on Bsldwin’s street, where he became acquainted with Robert.

1143-49, … Witnesses: Bader' de Munem[outh], Walter de Clifford, Robert fil' Hard' [fitz Harding], Walter de Bello Campo [Beauchamp], Roger de Tocheham, Senard the chaplain, William de Berchel' [Berkeley], … (S) UKNA.

1146, Robert lent £80 to St. Peter’s abbey, Gloucester,  in return for the grant of its manor of Treguff, lands at Penhow and the church of Llancarfan for 5 years.

10/31/1147, Robert, earl of Gloucester, died; buried in the priory of St James outside Bristol castle. Robert Fitz-Harding held the manor of Bedminster of the earl. (S) History of Bristol, Corry, 1816, P194.

1147, Robert succeeded the earl as ‘reeve’ of Bristol. (S) British Numismatic Journal, 1908, P22.

4/1148, Robert completed building the abbey of St. Augustine: The bishops of Worcester, Exeter, Landaffe, and St. Asaph consecrated the church and buildings which Robert fitz Harding had newly built near the town of Bristol in his manor of Bileswicke. (S) Architectural Antiquities, V3, Britton, 1835, P76.

1/1153, Duke Henry landed an invasion force in England. Henry was heavily financed by Robert. (S) History of Bristol, Corry, 1816, P196.

1153 [early in the year], Henry, Duke of Aquitaine, visiting Bristol, granted Robert fitz Harding, for 500 marks, the manor, a mint, and a free market at Berkeley. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs. [The 1st coins were minted about 1156.]

Winter/1153, with Henry and Stephen’s forces facing each other in snow and cold, a peace agreement was made.

By 6/1153, Duke Henry, visiting Bristol, granted the entire manor of Bitton, and 100£ of land in Berkeleye, to Robert, with a promise that he would build a castle there. [This grant at the cost of Roger de Berkeley, hereditary farmers of the royal manor.]

1153, To settle the dispute over Berkeley lands: a contract where Sir Robert Fitz-Harding, Lord and Baron of Berkeley, in the house of Robert Fitz-Harding in Bristowe, in the presence of King Stephen and Henry, Duke of Normandy, and Earl of Anjou, and by his ascent and in the presence of many others, both clerks and laymen; it was agreed that Maurice, eldest son and heir of Robert Fitz-Harding, should marry Alice, daughter of Roger de Berkeley, receiving with her the town of Slimebrigge … (S) The great governing families of England, Sanford, 1865, P217. [This contract was made in Robert’s house. At the same time Maurice’s sister Elena contracted to marry Alice’s brother Roger.]

11/6/1153, Signed at Westminster, by the Treaty of Wallingford, Henry recognized by his cousin King Stephen of England as his heir. Stephen was to reign without dispute until his death.

1154, Henry Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and Count of Anjou … granted to Nigel son of Arthur the land of Cumma [Combe] … which the said Nigel gave to his wife Ald[eva], daughter of Robert Fitzharding, as a dowry, … Witnesses: …, Robert son of Hard[ing], Maurice his son, … (S) UKNA.

10/1154, King Stephen died.

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

Aft. 1154, Robert fitz-Harding made a grant to Adam Stut, his esquire, of land at Wica. (S) Reports of Commissioners, 1874, P29.

By 1158-9, Richard de Moreville gave Robert half a knights’ fee at Portbury, Somerset.

1162, Robert fitz Harding owed service of 5 knights’ fees. (S) Feudal England, Round, 2010, P256.

Bef. 1166, The Earl of Warwick granted Robert a fourth of a knight’s fee.

1166, Robert in undisputed possession of Berkeley [after the death of Roger de Berkeleye].

8/1166 at Bristol, Robert fitz Harding housed Dermot MacMarrough, King of Leinster, with 60 of his men, recently banished from Ireland. (S) The Making of Ireland, Lydon, 1998, P57.

3/12/1169, Eve died at the Maudlins of Bristol, which she founded.

2/5/1170, Robert died. [His brother Nicholas died about the same time.]

(S) The great governing families of England, Sanford, 1865, P217. (S) UKNA. (S) The Accession of Henry II, Amt, 1993. (S) Haskins Society Journal, 1989.

Family notes:

·          [Undated] Robert, son of Harding, to all his liegemen … I have given and granted to my son Maurice the land which I had in Brist, of the barony of Richard Foliot, … the land … of the barony of Richard de Saint Quintin in Great Street, … and the land … barony of Gilbert de Umfravill, to him and his heirs … land which I had in Bradestrete, in which I first dwelt, … also the stone house which I built upon Frome, … provide that Eva my wife shall hold that land during her life, … (S) The Spectator, V301, 2006, P763.

·         From Robert, earl of Gloucester, Robert purchased the manors of Bilswick and Bedminster (now in Bristol) and the three Somerset hundreds of Portbury, Bedminster and Hartcliff, just south of Bristol; from others the manors of Leigh (a member of Bedminster), Portbury, Weare, Tickenham and Pawlett in northern Somerset, Bray (Devon) and South Cerney and Acton (Glos.).

·         Harding s/o Eadnoth “the staller”, otherwise Harding de Meriet [a descendent of the kings of Denmark.]

Children of Robert and Eve:

i. Helena Fitz Harding, born ? in England. [Eldest daughter]

Helena married Robert de Berkeley, eldest s/o Sir Roger de Berkeley, and brother of Maurice’s wife. On the wedding of his daughter Helena, Robert gave her a dower of the Manor of Dursley in fee.

ii. Maurice Fitz Robert (19989664), born ~1130 in England.

iii. Robert Fitz Robert Fitz Harding, born ~1135 in England.

Robert “Juvenis”, Lord of Were, received many properties including Beverstone. Smyth says “this Robert lyved in great reputation litle inferior to his elder brother the lord Maurice, and was attended with knights and other servants, of eminent familyes and estimation.” He was given the town and castle of Malmesbury by Henry II.

Robert married 1st Hawise de Gurney.

Robert married 2nd Avice de Ghent.

iv. Margery Fitz Harding (39979665), born ~1145 in England.

G27: 79959328. FitzOtes


79959328. William Fitz Otes & 79959329. Gille ?

~1095, William born in England, s/o 159918656. Otes Fitz Otes.

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

1101, William’s grandfather Otes died; his father Otes succeeding.

Bef. 1116, William’s father died.

1116-20, The king confirmed to William son of Otho, the goldsmith, the “ministerium cuneorum” (coinage dies) which his father, Otes, used to render; along with Benfleet, Chalvedon, Chilidit, Lilleston, and tenements within London and without. (S) Gentlemen’s Magazine, V198, 1855, P158.

1120-25, The coinage is considered to be inferior, the dies not matching. [William may have been apprenticed at this time.]

1126, William may have completed his apprenticeship, as there was a significant inprovement in the quality of the dies [or was now working with someone “who must have been the best numismatic artist England had until the time of Henry VII.” (S) Numismatic Circular, V16, 1908, P169.]

1128-9, William Fitz Otho’s charter addressed to Alberic de Vere, sheriff of London. (S) Numismatic History, Andrew, 1901, P374.

1130, William, ‘ne ampilus hebeat Magistrum super se’, son of Otho pardoned geld in the counties of London, Essex and Middlesex. (S) The Government of England Under King Henry I, Green, 1989, P280.

1130, One of the men of William Fitz Otho was murdered in Devonshire [likely distributing dies]. (S) Numastic Circular, V16, 1908, P169.

1130, William, “Aurifabri of London”, received from the Exchequer fees, and 60s 10d for coal.

1131-2, Hubert, the clerk of William fitz Otho, owed 2 marks of silver, but because he is dead, he is discharged. (S) Gentlemen’s magazine, V158, 1835, P358.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

1139, Empress Matilda invaded England from the west to claim the crown of England.

4/8/1141 at Winchester, Matilda crowned Queen.

1141, The Empress granted William seisin of his land in Benfleet, Childerditch, and Lisson Green, as he held in the time of her father. [Witnessed by the Chancellor and the Earl of Gloucester.]

12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]

1146, William, son of Otho, brother of Everard, the first abbot of the abbey of Thame, gave seven hides in Sibdon, Buckinghamshire to the abbey. (S) The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, V2, P84.

(S) Descent from a Domesday Goldsmith, Craig, 1990.

Child of William and Gille:

i. Otes Fitz William (39979664), born ~1130 in England.

G27: 79959090. Beauchamp-d'Abitot


79959090. Walter de Beauchamp & 79959091. Emmeline d’Abitot



~1095, Emmeline born in Normandy, d/o §Urse de Abitot & Adeliza ?.
8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
1108, Emmeline’s father died; her mother surviving.
Emeline married to Walter.
Aft. 8/15/1114, Henry I King of England granted “totam terram Rogeri de Wygrecestra”, in and around the town of Worcester, to “Waltero de Bello Campo”. [Roger is Emmeline’s brother, who had been exiled.] (S) Colonial England, Holt, 1997, P136.
12/1113-4/1116, Henry I King of England notified the bishop of Worcester that he had granted ‘vicecomitatum de Wigresestrasia’ to “Waltero de Bello Campo”.
1123-7/1129, Henry I King of England notified the bishop of Worcester that he had granted ‘erram que fuit Adelize uxoris Ursonis de Abbetot sicut ipsa Adeliza eam ei concessit’ to Waltero de Bello Campo.
1130-1, Walter de Beauchamp of Elmley castle, Gloucestershire, died. [1131, Walter’s son William confirmed in his father’s lands, and office of Dispenser. (S) Colonial England, Holt, 1997, P134.]
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

Family notes:

·         [Undated] at Vaudreuil. Notification … to the bishop of Worcester, the sheriff, barons, and lieges … of the grant of Walter de Beauchamp of the land late of Adeliz, who was the wife of Urse de Abbetot, which the same Adeliz granted to Walter. … attested by … Peverel de Beauchamp, Pain de Beauchamp, … William Maltravers, … Geoffrey de Abbetot, … (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P547.
·         1075, Urse de Abitot, sheriff of Worcester, helded King William suppress a rebellion.
·         By 1086, Urse’s power in Worcester diluted by the Bishop of Worcester.
·         1/27/1091, Eudo dapifer, …, Urso de Abetot …, Ranulfus Peverellis, …, witnessed the charter under which William II King of England confirmed the status of Bath abbey. (S) FMG.

Children of Walter and Emmeline:
i. William de Beauchamp (243393920), born ~1110 in England.
ii. Matilda de Beauchamp (39979545), born ~1130 in England.

Monday, June 25, 2012

G27: 79959088. Marmion & Camville



79959088. Robert Marmion & 79959089. Milicent ? & 756540680. Richard de Camville

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
Aft. 1110, Robert born in Normandy, s/o §Roger de Marmion.
1130, ‘Ric de Capvilla’ [Richard de Camville] in Oxfordshire. (S) FMG.
Richard 1st married Adelise ?.
1131, Robert’s father died; Robert, of ‘Lincoliescira’, of full age buy not yet a knight. Robert succeeded as Lord of Fonteny, Normandy. Roger paid £176 13a 4d for livery of his lands.
Writ of King Henry I granting to Robert Marmion warren in all his land of Warwickshire in wood and plain, as his father had, including at Tamworth.
[–––Robert & Milicent–––]
12/2/1135, King Henry I died; having had his barons pledge fealty to his daughter Empress Matilda.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
King Stephen confirmed Robert and Milicent’s gift to the church of St. Edith of Polesworth. Witnesses: Queen Matilda [King Stephen’s wife], Eustace the king’s son, …
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
In Normandy, Robert an adversary of the earl of Chester over his French lands.
1139, Robert Marmiun, vassal of Waleran, comte de Meulan, held the castle and town of Falaise against Geoffrey, earl of Anjou. (S) The Church Historians of England, Pt1, 1856, P714.
1139, Empress Matilda invaded England from the west to claim the crown of England.
1/4/1140, Queen Adeliza, wife of deceased King Henry I, divided the manor of Stanton-Harcourt, giving part to her cousin Milicent, wife of Robert Marmion. (S) King Stephen, King, 2010, P124. [Adeliza d/o Godfrey, duke of Louvain.]
1140 at Stamford, Attending King Stephen’s court: Ranulf, earl of Chester; Gilbert, earl of Pembroke; Earl Simon; Roger, earl of Warwick; Earl Robert de Ferrers; … Richard de Camville; Richard Fitz Urse; Eustace fitz John; … Hugh Wake; … (S) King Stephen, King, 2011 [Note 12.]
4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.
1141, Tamworth, held of Robert, a supporter of King Stephen, was given to William de Beauchamp by Empress Matilda. (S) Historic Staffordshire, Dent, 1896, P72.
12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]
~1142 in Normandy, Robert Marmion, with Milisent his wife and Robert his son, made a grant to the abbey of Bardney, com. Linc.
1144, Robert was in constant conflict with Robert, earl of Chester.
9/1144, Robert died; slain at the monastery of Coventry, while excommunicated, by the forces of Robert, earl of Chester. [Robert the father had expelled the monks to build a castle.] (S) The Church Historians of England, Pt1, 1856, P417.
[–––Richard & Melisende–––]
Melisende married 2nd Richard de Camville.
12/1157 at Stamford, Richard de Luci and Richard de Canvill attested a royal charter to the Lepers of St. Lazaraus of Jerusalem.
1158-59, ‘Ricardo de Campville viii m’ in Hampshire. (S) FMG.
1161-2, ‘Ricardus de Campville in perdono per breve Regis’ in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. (S) FMG.
1/1164,Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], Richard de Luce, …, Roger Bigot, Reginald de Warren, …, William de Braiose, Richard de Camville, Nigel de Mowbray, …, William Malduit-chamberlain, … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.
Melisende died.
4/5/1170–3/27/1171, ‘Ricardus de Camvilla’ donated ‘terciam partem decimarum ... apud Hottoth’ to Jumièges, for the souls of ‘uxoris mee Adelicie et sequentis uxoris mee Milesente ... Rogeri fratris mei.’ (S) FMG.
1176, Richard died in Sicily. (S) FMG.
(S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, Stapleton, 1844, P47ff.

Family notes:

·         Roger de Marmion, s/o Robert who came to England with William the Conqueror, and received Tamworth, Warwickshire and Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire [died 1107]. (S) Memoirs … Royal Archaeological Institute, 1848, P208.
·         1153 at Southwell by charter, King Stephen restored and granted to Robert Marmion all the land of Roger his grandfather, and of Robert Marmion his father.
Child of Robert and Milicent:

i. Robert de Marmion (39979544), born ~1135 in Normandy, France.
Children of Richard and Melisende:
i. Matilda de Camville, born ~1145 in England.

Matilda married William de Ros, s/o Geoffrey de Ros & Sibyl de Arsic.

ii. Gerard de Camvill (378270340), born ~1147 in England.

G27: 79959034. Beaumont-Montfort


79959034. Earl Waleran de Beaumont & 79959035. Agnes de Montfort


8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.
1104, Waleran de Bellemonte born in France, s/o 318232092. Earl Robert de Beaumont & 318232093. Isabel de Vermandois. [Waleran a twin with his brother Robert, 2nd Earl of Leicester.]
6/5/1118, Waleran’s father died. Robert received the lands in England, Waleran the lands in Normandy.
6/11/1118, Waleran and his brother Robert made wards of King Henry I.
1119, Waleran in the entourage of King Henry at Gisors where he and his brother debated with the Cardinals accompanying Calixtus II.
1119 at Rouen, Waleran, for the deliverance of his father Robert earl of Leicester’s soul, made a grant to Bec abbey. (S) Anselm of Bec, Vaughn, 1987, P315.
1120, Waleran, Count of Meulan, allowed to succeed to his lands, including the county of Meulan in France upriver on the Seine from the Norman border with the castle of Vatteville, and the manor of Sturminster Marshall in the county of Dorset in England.
6/1121, Confirmation charter for Merton priory, Surrey by King Henry; “I Waleram, Earl Mellen.” (S) Records of Merton Priory, Stephenson, 1898, P13.
1123, Waleran joined Amaury de Montfort, count of Evreux, in the support of the claim of William Clito, s/o Robert Curthose on Normandy. Attacked by King Henry I, Waleran retreated to his castle of Brionne.
10/1123, Waleran lost his castle of Pont Audemer on the Norman coast to a siege.
1124, Waleran’s supporters mocked troops sent against them by the “king of the English” as rustics and mercenaries at the siege of Sainte-Suxanne, Normandy. (S) English and the Norman Conquest, Williams, 1997, P5.
3/25/1125, Waleran, with his brother-in-law Hugh de Montfort, went to break the siege of his castle at Vatteville. On his return trip, Waleran’s forces were defeated by forces of King Henry.
4/16/1125, Returning from Vatteville, Amaury de Montfort and Waleran de Beaumont ambushed; Waleran was captured. Waleran surrendered his castles to the forces of King Henry; then imprisoned and taken to Wallingford castle.
~1120, Agnes born in France, d/o 319832088. Amaury de Montfort & 319832089. Agnes de Garlande.
1129, Waleran released from prison by King Henry, restoring his lands, but not his castles. [In 1128, William Clito, on his death bed, had asked that his uncle King Henry pardon his supporters.]
2/1131, Waleran and his brother Robert with King Henry at Rouen.
5/31/1131, Walean attended a curia at Meulan priory with his constable, multiple barons, and William de Harcourt.
1131 at Waltham, Grant of the King for the use of the canons of the church of the martyrs Gervase and Protase of Sees … attested … Waleran count of Meulan, Hugh Bigot and Humphrey de Bohun sewers, Miles of Gloucester, … Payn fitz John, … Geoffrey fitz Pain, … (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P563.
8/1131, Waleran at the royal curia at Arques, Normandy.
1132, Grant to the hospital of Falaise … attested by … William earl of Warren; the sewers Hugh Bigot, Humphrey de Bohun, and Robert de Curci; Geoffrey ftiz-Pain, Miles of Gloucester, Pain fitz-John, … and Aubrey de Ver, at Marden.
1135, Waleran, in a solemn ceremony, made donations to Saint Gilles, Pont-Audemer. (S) Waleran, … and the Leper Hospital of S. Gilles de Pont-Audemer, Mesmin, 1982, P6.
12/2/1135, Waleran present when King Henry I died in Rouen, Normandy. Waleran was in possession of Montfort in Normandy.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
4/1136, Waleran pledged his allegiance to King Stephen. Waleran was given the marriage of Stephen’s infant daughter and received the city and county of Worcester as her marriage portion.
1136, Waleran returned to Normandy as the King Stephen’s Lieutenant. Waleran de Beaumont, supported by Henry de Ferrers, raided Exemes.
1136, Geoffrey of Monmouth dedicated the earliest edition of “History of the Kings of Britain” to Waleran.
9/1136, Waleran repelled an invasion by Geoffrey Plantagenet of Anjou [1135-38, Geoffrey launched 4 unsuccessful invasions of Normandy.]
6/1137, Waleran, 1st meeting King Stephen at Pont-Audemer, attended King Stephen around Normandy [visiting Bayeux, Evreux, Lyons-la-Foret, Pont Audemer, and Rouen.] (S) Waleran, … and the Leper Hospital of S. Gilles de Pont-Audemer, Mesmin, 1982, P5.
1137, Waleran’s child bride died in London.
1137, Amaury de Montfort died. King Stephen created Waleran as vicomte de Evreux [This was likely made in concert with the arranged marriage to Amaury’s daughter].
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
1137, At the end of the year, Waleran returned to England with the King.
1137-38, Waleran, count of Meulan, was given the castle of Wark.
5/1138, Waleran and his brother captured Roger de Tosny, who had be leading a rebellion in Normandy.
6/1138 in Normandy, Waleran repelled an invading Angevian force.
11/22/1138 in England, Waleran, earl of Worcestor, founded the Cistercian abbey of Bordesley. Waleran held both Worcester and Droitwich. [The same year his brother Hugh was named the earl of Bedford.]
12/18/1138, Waleran, count of Meulan, was in Rouen meeting with William de Roumare, King Stephen’s justiciar in Normandy. William, earl of Warren [Waleran’s half-brother], Robert de Newbourg, and baron Waleran de Meulan, were also at the meeting.
12/1138-39, Waleran was at King Louis’ court in Paris. His retinue included Henry de Ferrers, Hugh de Ferrers, and Walter de Beauchamp.
4/1139, Waleran in Paris as an ambassador to his cousin King Louis VII of France.
6/1139 at Oxford, Waleran and his twin brother were leaders in the seizure of the Bishops of Salisbury and Lincoln.
9/30/1139, Robert, Earl of Gloucester and Empress Matilda landed an invasion force at Arundel. King Stephen surrounded Matilda at Arundel castle; and then asked Waleran to escort Matilda to her brother at Bristol.
1139, Waleran heir to his mother’s estates of the honor of Elbeuf on the Seine.
1139, Waleran created earl of Worcester by King Stephen. [Waleran changed his seal: front – sigillum gualeranni comitis mellenti, back – sigillum gualeranni comitis wigornie.] (S) King Stephen, King, 2010, P132.
11/7/1139, Worcester attacked and sacked by the forces of Empress Matilda. Waleran retailiated by attacking Sudeley and Tewkesbury.
12/25/1139, Waleran attended King Stephen’s Christmas court at Salisbury.
1140, Waleran made a treaty with Bishop Simon of Worcester.
4/1140, at Newtown, 8 miles from Hereford, Robert created earl of Hereford by King Stephen. The charter was attested by his brother Waleran, William earl Warren, William d’Aubigny, earl of Lincoln, William, count of Aumale and earl of York, and Earl Simon. [Robert had claim to the earldom of Hereford because Amice was a granddaughter of William fitz Osbern.] (S) King Stephen, King, 2010, P132.
2/2/1141, Waleran at the battle of Lincoln, where King Stephen was captured. He escaped but was later captured and imprisoned at Bristol. [His capture was likely a result of the defection of William de Beauchamp, sheriff of Worcester. King Stephen’s capture made the conquest of Norman lands by Geoffrey Plantagenet of Anjou much easier. Waleran’s English possessions which much smaller than his Norman possessions.]
4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.
1141, Waleran gave fealty to the Queen, and went to Meulan, Normandy where he was granted his lands in England and Normandy by Geoffrey, the Queen’s husband.
12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]
1141-2, Waleran married Agnes; obtaining estates in the Pays de Caux, and the lordship of Gournay-sur-Marne in the Ile de France.
1141-2, Count Waleran ceded to Robert de Neubourg ‘Ponte Audomer de domino Normannie’, for 378£ yearly, confirmed by Geoffrey, lord of Normandy.
1142, Waleran researched the deeds in the archive of Meulan [which are mostly in Latin] before confirming its possessions. [Agnes his wife 1st appears in charters of this time.]
1143, Waleran witnessed a charter of Robert de Novoburgo, his cousin, granting 8£ yearly to St. Mary’s at Bec. (S) Historia Regum Britanniae, Collectif, P82.
1144, Walerand supported Geoffrey Plantagenet in his conquest of Normandy, including the fall of Rouen.
1145, Waleran, count of Meulan, wrote to William de Beauchamp, sheriff of Worcester, telling him of his imminent departure on crusade. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P287.
3/31/1146, Waleran took the cross with King Louis at Vezelay. [Afterwards, Waleran began recruiting knights for his retinue, including releasing imprisoned knights for a vow of crusading.]
2/1147, Waleran was at Etampes with King Louis.
4–6/1147, Waleran with a great assembly of French nobility in Paris meeting with the Pope and King Louis VII.
5/25/1147 in Paris, Waleran made and accord with the Bishop of Rotrou of Evreux, between the priory of Beaumont and the Oxford priory of St. Frideswide respectively.
6/29/1147, Waleran de Meulan and William de Warenne joint leaders of an anglo-norman crusade force at Worms.
12/25/1147, On Christmas day on the coast of modern-day Turkey, encamped by a river, a tremendous storm washed away much of the supplies of the French. They decided to take a route over the mountains to Antioch.
1/4/1148, The crusaders fought in a battle at Laodicea against the Turks.
1/7/1148 in the area of Mount Cadmus, at night, the rear guard was surrounded and attacked. Louis decided to return to his water route. [William de Warenne killed in this battle.]
1/20/1148, After additional battles, the crusaders reached Atalya. There was not enough money for ships for everyone, and he left 7000 infantry in Satalia, Greece; hoping to receive funds for their journey from France. [A plague killed many of the 7000, and those not killed by the Turks joined their ranks against the Greeks and helped take Satalia. Nothing else is known of their destiny.]
3/19/1148, The crusaders reached Antioch.
6/24/1148 at Acre, at a High Court of Jerusalem, King Louis, Emperor Conrad III, and Baldwin, King of Jerusalem met. The Council decided that the best move in defense of the holy lands would be to retake Damascus.
1148, At Damascus, due to heat, lack of water, and disagreements on plans, the seige failed after 4 days. Louis sent most of the forces back.
1149, Waleran returned home by sea.
1150, Waleran attempted to install a colony from his abbey at Bordesley, in conflict with Empress Matilda attempting to install a colony from Mortemer.
1151, Waleran a patron of the Cistercian house of Bordesley.
9/7/1151, Duke Geoffrey of Normandy died; his son Henry succeeding [future King Henry II of England].
1151, Duke Henry began eroding Waleran’s influence in Normandy. Duke Henry and King Louis were skirmishing over Norman lands.
3/21/1152, The marriage of Queen Eleanor and King Louis VII annuled.
5/18/1152, Henry, Duke of Normandy, married Eleanor without King Louis’ consent. [With Eleanor’s lands, Duke Henry controlled more land than King Louis.]
1152, Pope Eugenius III called upon Waleran to confirm donations made to Saint Gilles. (S) Waleran, … and the Leper Hospital of S. Gilles de Pont-Audemer, Mesmin, 1982, P7.
1153, Waleran was in Paris with King Louis.
1153, Waleran was ambushed by his nephew and enemy Robert de Montfort [son of Hugh], who held him captive at Orbec. Waleran was released when he agreed to surrender Montfort to Robert. [Confirmed 3/1154 by Duke Henry.]
1154, Waleran unsuccessfully laid siege to Montfort.
12/19/1154, Henry, Duke of Normandy, crowned king of England.
By 1155, King Henry took Waleran’s earldom of Worcester.
1155, In a charter to St. Peter’s abbery, Preaux, “I, Count Waleran of Meulan, have read this charter and confirmed it by my authority.”
1157, King Louis promised Waleran that he would not take the honor of Gournay if Waleran had to take King Henry’s side in a dispute. This was contingent on Waleran not using the forces of Gournay against King Louis.
1159, Waleran issued a charter exempting from custom the house of Ralph de Hantonne at Meulan.
5/1160, By a peace agreement at Chinon, negotiated by Pope Alexander III, King Louis recognized King Henry’s rights over Normandy and Aquitaine.
12/1160, King Henry and King Louis were again at war.
1161, Waleran lost his Norman lands and castles when he support King Louis VII against King Henry II. [Some lands were taken by King Louis as part of his battle with King Henry.]
7/1162, Count Waleran of Meulan granted a charter at castle Beaumont in Normandy to St. Giles of Pont Audemer, with assent of his wife Agnes and his son Robert, 30£ annually. (S) Calendar of Document Preserved in France, 1899, P84.
8/1/1163, Count Waleran held a curia at Beaumont.
1164-66, Waleran witnessed documents of his cousin Rotrou in Rouen.
1165, Waleran of Melan had his clerk refer to his castle of Beaumont-le-Roger as his “palace.” (S) Image of Aristocracy in Britain, Crouch, 1992, P202.
4/10/1166, Waleran, earl of Worcester, died as a monk at the abbey of St. Peter of Preaux near Pont Audemer, Normandy; his son Robert succeeding.
1181, Agnes died.
(S) The Beaumont Twins, Crouch, 2008. (S) The Capetians, Bradbury, 2007.
Children of Waleran and Agnes: [6 sons]
i. Robert de Beaumont (486734854), born ~1140 in Meulan, France. [Heir]
ii. Isabel de Meulan (39979517), born ~1145 in Meulan, France.

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