Friday, June 1, 2012

G27: 67547150. Limesi

67547150. Gerard de Limesi & 67547151. Amicia de Bidun

Gerard born in England, s/o §Alan de Limesi, s/o Ralph de Limosin & Hadwisa ?.

Amy born in England, d/o §Halenath de Bidun, s/o Hadenald de Bidun.

1160-61, Essex and Herts, Gerard de Limesi, xv milites.

1161-62, Warks & Leics, Gerard de Limesi, ii milites.

Bef. 1185, Gerard de Limesi, baron of Wolverley, died; Amicia surviving.

(S) Throton’s History of Nottinghamshire, V3, 1796. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P5.

Family notes:

·         Gerard a benefactor of Hertford priory; Amacia his wife, Trian de Bidun his ‘brother’. (S) History of the County of Hertford, V4, 1971. [Later grants made by his son John and his daughter Amabel.]

·         The Lindsays and Limesays bore the same heraldic insignia before the marriage of David de Lindsay with the Limesay heiress. The two names are etymologically identical. (S) Notes & Queries, V23, 1861, P317.

·         Overhall manor held prior to the Conquest by Ralph de Limesi [died 1093 – founded Hertford Priory] who married Christina, one of the sisters of Prince Edgar Atheling son of King Edmund Ironside who was brother of Edward the Confessor, holding 40 lordships in the Domesday Survey. Ralph succeeded by his son and heir Ralph who married Halewise; succeeded by his son and heir Alan [died bef. 1162]; and he by his son and heir Gerard. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, 1905.

Children of Gerard and ?:

i. John de Lemesi, born ~1160 in England.

John de Limesi [died 1198] married Alice d/o Robert de Harcourt.

1185, John a knight.

1198 John died.

Bef. 1200 Alice married Walleran, earl of Warwick.

1205, Alice died.

Child of John and Alice: a son Hugh who died in 1223 without issue.

ii. Alan de Limesi, born ~1163 in England.

1185, Alan a knight.

Children of Gerard and Amicia:

iii. Amabilis de Linsey, born ~1173 in England.

Amabilis married Hugh Bardolf [died 1203.]

1203, Amabilia married John de Braose, s/o William, on a fine of 1000£.

Bef. 1207, Amabilis married Robert of Ropsley.

By 1214, Alice died.

iv. Basilia de Limesi (60849193), born ~1180 in England.

Basilia married to Sir Hugh de Odingsells, leaving 3 sons Hugh, Gerard and Sir William de Odingsells of Warwickshire. Hugh the eldest son succeeded and died without issue. Gerard the 2nd son succeeded; and on his death was succeeded by his brother the 3rd son Sir William de Odingsells who married Joan and had a son Sir William de Odingsells who inherited the one moiety of the manor which came from his grandfather Sir Hugh de Odingsells.

v. Alianor de Limesi (33773575), born ~1185 in England.

Alianore married David de Lindsay a Scot and the Barony of Limesi of which the lordship of this parish was a part became divided between Sir Hugh de Odyngseles and David de Lindsey. Daniel had by Alianore: David their eldest son was lord of a moiety of the manor in the reign of Hen. III. In 1219 the King had the lands of David de Lindsey in his custody. This David and his brothers all dying without issue, his moiety in the lordship passed to Sir Henry de Pinkenny Knt. in consequence of his marriage with Alice sister and heir of David de Lindsey, and their son Sir Henry Pinkenny granted the same by deed to Sir William de Odyngselles lord of the other moiety, the grandson of the above Sir Hugh de Odyngselles who then became possessed of the entire manor.