Tuesday, July 23, 2013

G32: 3025764398 Arles-Provence-Anjou

3025764398. William, comte d’Arles and Marquis de Provence & 3025764399. Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou.

William born in d’Arles, s/o §Boson, comte d´Arles & Constantia of Viennois.
Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, d/o §Foulques I ‘le Roux’ Comte d'Anjou & Roscille de Loches.
949, Provence divided into 4 feudal counties. (S) Provence, Facaros, 2004, P285.
9/12/954, King Lothair succeeded King Louis IV as King of the West Franks.
 [–––Adelaide & Etienne–––]
~960, Adelaide married 1st to Etienne de Brioude. [2 sons: Pons and Bertrand 1 daughter Ermengarde.]
5/963, ‘Boso comes et uxor sua Constantia … illorum filii … Willelmus comes, Rotbaldus comes, Pontius juvenis’ signed the charter by which ‘Gencius et uxor mea Aiburga’ donated property to Monmajour, for the souls of ‘seniore meo Bosone et uxor sua quondam.’
5/965, ‘Bosoni comitis, filii Rothboldi quondam’ donated property  acquired by his father to ‘ecclesiam sancte Marie et sancti Stephani Avinionensis’ with consent of ‘eius filio Rothboldo et fratre eius Wilelmo comite.’
967-8, Count Boson and his son William presided over a tribunal. (S) Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, Lewis, 1965, P214.
968, William’s father died.
[–––William & Arsinde–––]
William married 1st Arsinde ?.
4/970, ‘Wilelmus comes Provincie et coniunx mea Arsinna’ donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille.
970, William settled Italian count Ugo Blavia near Frejus.
972, The Saracens captured the Abbot of Cluny and took them as hostages to Fraxinet.
972, William of Provence, ‘the liberator’, destroyed the Saracen fortress at Fraxinetum. (S) History of the City of Rome, V3, Gregorovius, 1903, P391.
973, William defeated the Saracens at the battle of Tourtour.
975, Count William of Provence and Ardoin, Marquess of Turin, drove out Spanish-Saracen pirates from Garde Freinet on the coast of Provence, the last in southern France. (S) A Tale of Two Passes, Putnam, 2008, P121.
[Undated,, bef. death of Etienne]: ‘Stephanus [Etienne] filius quondam Bertrandi et Emildis’ restored property to Saint-Julien de Brioude which he had usurped after his father died, signed by ‘domina Adalaiz [Adelaide] … mariti sui Stephani atque filiorum suorum Poncii et Bertranni [Sons Pons and Bertrand].’
[–––Adelaide & Raymond–––]
~976, Adelaide married 2nd to Raymond IV, comte de Toulouse.
979, William became Count of Arles.
4/17/979, ‘Vuilelmus [William] marchius Arelatense Provintie’ donated property ‘in comitatu Avinionense, in agro Rupiano …" to Saint-Victor, Marseille, signed by ‘Arsinda comitissa’ [Arsinde.]
Raymond died: ‘Adelaidem, Ragemundi nuper defuncti ducis Gothorum uxorem.’
[–––Adelaide & Louis–––]
982, Louis V of France married Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou [The same day they were crowned King and Queen at Aquitaine. The marriage arranged by King Lothair, Adelaide was much older than Louis.] (S) The Carolingians, Riche, 1993, P265.
984, Louis V divorced Adelaide.
 [–––William & Adelaide–––]
By 986, Adelaide-Blanche married William I ‘le Liberateur’.
3/2/986, King Lothair succeeded by his son King louis V.
5/29/987 at Senlis, Hugh Capet succeeded King Louis V as King of the West Franks.
8/28/990, ‘Willelmus comes’ donated property to Cluny, signed by ‘Rodbaldus comes [William’s brother], Adalaix comitissa, Wilelmus comes et filius eius Wilelmus.’
992, ‘Dominus princeps et marchio istius provinciæ … Willelmus cum coniuge su a… Adelaix et filio suo … Willelmo’ restored property to the abbey of Saint-Césaire d´Arles.
Aft. 8/29/993, William II of Provence died; buried at Sarrians, église de Sainte-Croix.
[–––Adelaide–––]
Adelaide regent for her son.
Aft. 993, ‘Rotbaldus marchio et conjux mea … Eimildis’ donated land to Cluny by signed by ‘Adalax comitissa et filius suus Willelmus.’
10/24/996, King Robert II succeeded his father Hugh as King of the Franks.
1000, ‘duo germani fratres … Pontius, alter Bertrandus’ [Adelaide’s sons by Etienne] donated property to Saint-Chaffre for the souls of ‘patris sui Stephani matrisque nomine Alaicis’.
6/7/1002, Henrich II succeeded as King of Germany.
1002, ‘Rotbaldus comes et coniux mea Ermengarda’ donated land to Monmajour, signed by ‘Willelmus nepos suus … Adalax comitissa.’
1003, ‘Adalaiz comitissa’ donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille, subscribed by ‘Emma comitissa … Wilelmus comes.’
1/1004, Pope John XVIII succeeded Pope John XVII.
1005, ‘Pontius … Massiliensis ecclesie pontifex’ issued a charter with the consent of ‘… domne Adalaizis comitisse, domnique Guillelmi comitis filii eius.’
9/1016, Pope Benedict VIII refers to ‘domnæ Adeleidi comitissæ cognomento Blanchæ’ in a document.
5/30/1018, ‘Adalax comitissa mater Villelmi quondam Provintie comitis et Geriberga eque comitissa … eiusdem principis olim uxor’ donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille for the soul of their late son and husband.
1024, ‘Vuilelmus filius Rodbaldi’ donated property to Marseille Saint-Victor, signed by ‘Adalaiz comitissa.’
5/29/1026, Adelaide died; buried Montmajour, near Arles.
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
Family notes:
·         Boson, s/o §Rotbald I.
·         Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, sister of Geoffrey d’Anjou, and aunt of Fulk III Nerra of Anjou.
Children of William and Adelaide:

i. William III of Provence, born 986-7 in Arles, France.

[See above for William in charters with his parents.]
993, William succeeded his father as Comte de Provence.
1002, William married Gerberge de Macon, d/o Otto-William, Count of Burgundy & Ermentrude de Roucy [sister of Rainald I of Burgundy.]
1013, ‘Wilelmus comes Provincie coniugisque mea Girberga cum filio nostro Wilelmo’ donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille.
Bef. 5/30/1018, William died.
1019, ‘Geriberga comitissa’ donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille for the soul of ‘senioris mei Guilelmi comitis Provincie.’

ii. Constance of Arles (1512882199), born ~989 in Arles, France.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

G31: 1300430848 Malet-Crispin

1300430848. William Malet & 1300430849. Heselia Crispin

~1020, William, ‘Sire de Graville,’ born in Normandy.
~1025, Heselia Crispin born in Normandy, France, d/o §Gilbert Crispin, castellan of Tillieres in the Vexin, & Gunnor ?.
4/3/1043, Edward the Confessor, became King of England.
Bef. 1066, William associated with Earl Harold Godwinson of England. (S) The Normans, Crouch, 2006, P87.
1/5/1066, Harold Godwinson elected King of England.
3/20/1066, Haley’s comet appeard in the sky at its closest point to earth, and was interpreted as an evil omen.
10/14/1066, William and son Robert participated in the Battle of Hastings. When the battle was over, Duke William entrusted William Malet to attend to the burial of the dead English King.
9/1066, King Harald of Norway defeated the English in battle near York.
10/25/1066, William the Conqueror crowned King of England.
1068, King William travelled through England building castles. Nottingham was assigned to William Peverel, Warwick to Henry de Beaumont, and William appointed Sheriff of York. [Record of Odericus: ‘William surveyed the most unaccessible points in the country, and selecting suitable spots, fortified them against the enemy’s incusions.’]
1068, King William returned to Normandy [which provided the opportunity for rebellion.]
1/1069, William serving under Robert Fitz-Richard and William of Ghent, with 500 picked knights had to fight off a local revolt, headed by Edgar the Atheling. Robert Fitz-Richard and many of his men were killed and it was only by the timely arrival of King William that the City was saved.
2/1069, Robert Fitz-Richard murdered at Durham. William appointed castellan of York.
2-4/1069, Back in England, King William devastated York and burned the countryside.
9/21/1069 at a siege of York, William, his wife and 2 of his children were captured by a combined force of Danes and English under Sweyn of Denmark, supported by Earls Waltheof and Gospatric and the Northumbrians. William, the governor of York, lost all of his land holdings in Yorkshire. [The Danes are said to have had 240 ships. The Normans to have lost 3000. The cathedral was burnt. At this time the ‘locals’ likely supported the Danes.]
1069, King William again marched north and defeated the invaders.
12/25/1069, William celebrated Christmas in the ruins of York.
1069-70, William was named Sheriff of Suffolk. William given the largest fife in East Anglia including lands in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. William built his home called Castle Mound, at Eye, Suffolk.
~1071, William died fighting “Hereward the Wake” in the Fens, near Ely Cathedral [in the middle of the Malet holdings]. (S) The Domesday Book: “... He went into the marsh ... he went on the King’s service, where he died.”
1085, Elesia holding lands in dower in Suffolk. [Hesilia, ‘Mother of Robert Malet’, is recorded in Domesday multiple times.]
(S) Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family, Arthur Malet, 1885, PP22-23, App’s C1-C2 & PP1-17, App’s A1-A10. (S) Battle Conference, 1996, P122ff. (S) Domesday York, Is78, Palliser, P3.
Family notes:
·         1040, King Henry besieged and destroyed the Norman outpost of Tillieres-sur-Avre [land of Duke William], held by Gilbert Crispin for Blois.
·         William and his brother Durand held lands in Lincolnshire, England, during the reign of Edward the Confessor, and through the reign of Harold right up to the conquest, in addition to those in Normandy. These Lincolnshire holdings, all in the Danelaw, probably came from William and Durand’s mother. After the conquest William’s English holdings were greatly increased, again, principally in the Danelaw, as English lands were taken from their Saxon owners and handed over to Norman Barons.
·         The Malet Castle at Graville Sainte Honorine had an important strategic location at the mouth of the Seine.
·         The Malet Coat of Arms can be seen on the Bayeux tapestry.
·         The Abbey church in which some of the Malets are buried is in the town of Le Havre, France.

Children of William and Heselia:
i. Robert Malet, born ~1045 in France.

Robert married Elisee De Brionne.
By 1066, Robert a witness in a charter of William, Count of the Normans, to the Abbey of Jumieges.
1071, Robert named Sheriff of Suffolk, succeeding his father William. The bulk Robert’s properties were in Suffolk and Norfolk, and comprised land in 137 parishes in that county, as well as 35 in Yorkshire, 22 in Norfolk, 6 in Lincolnshire, 4 in Essex, 2 in Nottinghamshire, 1 in Rutland, and 1 in Surrey. The size of individual holdings ranged from a few acres to entire parishes, and the total land area is estimated to have been at least 75,000 acres, of which 47,000 were located in Suffolk, making Robert the second largest landowner there, behind only the Abbot of Bury St. Edmunds.
1075, Robert was responsible for suppressing the rebellion of Ralph, Earl of Norfolk.
1076-83, Robert Malet grante to the priory of Eye the church of Eye and all the churches in the neighbouring town of Dunwich. (S) Cyclopedia of Education, V5, 1913, P259.
Robert was appointed to the office of “Great Chamberlain of England”. It’s possible he may have been the first Great Chamberlain of England, a title which passed to his relative Aubrey (Alberic) II de Vere upon his death.
Bef. 1086, Robert responsible for establishing Eye park as a hunting preserve, one of only four such parks mentioned in the Suffolk Domesday book.
1086, Robert listed in the Domesday survey. He had inherited most of his father’s estates in Suffolk, Yorks, Norfolk, Surrey, Notts, Rutland, Lincoln, Cheshire, and Essex.
1087, Robert was responsible for establishing the Benedictine priory of St. Peter.
Aft. 1087, [and after the death of William I] Robert was deprived of the Honour of Eye and was banished from the kingdom. [probably by William I’s son Rufus.]
1100, Henry, youngest s/o William I, became King; Robert Malet was there to witness his first Charter.
1104, in London, Robert Malet attested a writ of Queen Matilda.
9/28/1106, Robert died at the battle of Tinchebrae, France; the decisive battle in which Henry, King of England, defeated his brother Robert, Duke of Normandy.
Child: William Malet, born ~1070 in Eye, Suffolk, England. 1096, William was one of Duke Robert's companions in the first Crusade. 1110, William was banished from England by Henry I for participation in the rebellion of Helias, Earl of Mayne.

ii. Gilbert Malet (650215424), born ~1050 in France.

iii. Beatrice Malet, born ~1055 in France.

~1080, Beatrice married William De Arches.
[Beatrice’s grant in aid to the village of Radingfield a source of the early family information.]

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

G30: 973530514 d'Aubigny-Chester

973530514. Earl William D’Aubigny & 973530515. Mabel of Chester

~1175, William born in Arundel, Essex, England, s/o 94562562. William D’Aubeney & 94562563. Maud de Saint Hilary.
~1185, Mabel born in England, d/o 39979010. Hugh de Meschines & 39979011. Bertrade de Montfort.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
12/24/1193, William succeeded his father as earl of Arundel.
1196, William, earl of Sussex, rendered 100£ for his relief of his lands in Norfolk. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1844, P177.
William married Mabel. [‘comes Cestrie’ gave land in Calswah, Lincolnshire to ‘comiti de Arundell in maritagium cum sorore sua.’]
4/6/1199, King Richard died in Normandy.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
7/10/1203, the Bishop of Norwich was granted a fair at King’s Lynn, Norfolk with the proceeds to be shared with William, Earl of Arundel.
9/8/1203, The King to Geoffrey fitz Peter … command you make the Earl of Arundel [William d’Albini] to have all the land which the wife of John de Humet held in feud of the said Earl. (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P282.
1203-04, King Philip of France captured many English land holdings on the continent.
5/5/1204, Charter of the Lady the Queen I. on her Dower. John, by the grace of God, … Attesting, the Lords … G. Fitz-Peter, earl of Essex; Earl Roger le Bigot; W. Earl of Arundel; A. de Veer, Earl of Oxford; Henry de Bohum, Earl of Hereford; W. de Braosa, … William Briwerr, Hugo de Neville, Robert de Trasgoz, Robert de Veteriponte, … (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P192.
5/7/1204, King John ceded to William, earl of Arundel, the custody of the land and heirs of William de Muntkanes. (S) The Genealogist, 1918, P181.
9/3/1204, Charter for a fair and market to William de Albini, earl of Arundel at Wymondham, Norfolk.
5/1205, King Philip of France granted the continental lands of William, earl of Arundel, to Richard  of Argences. (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1999, P331.
1205, King John granted the Earl William of Arundel custody of the land of Wade in Southampton, lately belonging to Juliana de Wade.
1206, King John gave the lordship of Fakenham, Norfolk, to William de Albiny, earl of Arundel. (S) History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1807, P93.
1207, William, earl of Arundel, in an assize de fossato levato in Norfolk with Earl Roger Bigod. (S) Colonial England, Holt, 1997, P231.
8/1209, King John sent a letter to William, earl of Arundel, by Alberic [the messenger]. (S) Justiceship England, West, 2005, P186.
1210, William de Albini a witness to the official account written by King John of his quarrel with William de Briouse.
7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.
5/15/1213, William witnessed King John’s concession of the kingdom to the Pope. (S) The Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P194.
1214, King John invaded France trying to recover lost English lands.
7/27/1214, a Sunday, An alliance of England, the Holy Roman Empire and rebellious French principalities supporting Otto IV of Germany against King Philip, at the battle of Bouvines, near Tournai in Flanders. King Philip’s forces defeated the alliance, which had a much larger force, in 3 hours. This battle completed the loss of English lands on the continent.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. William a supporter of King John.
1215, Prince Louis of France [future VIII] was approached by a group of English barons headed by Geoffrey de Mandeville who offered support in the overthrow of King John of England. Prince Louis sent 140 knights to England to make plans with his English allies.
10/1215, William, having been entrusted with the royal castle at Pevensey, and being under siege by Gilbert Laigle, requested reinforcements from King John. [William held the castle.] (S) Battle Conference, 1995, P193.
5/20/1216, Prince Louis crossed to England in 10 warships, with 1200 knight and 900 troops. Louis quickly captured all the Cinque Ports except Dover. Louis captured the town of Lincoln, but not the castle.
6/14/1216, King John abandoned Winchester to the forces of Prince Louis. William changed his allegiance to Louis.
1216, King John forfeited William’s estates and granted them to his nephew Renfred de Arundel.
10/18/1216, King John died.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
5/20/1217, Prince Louis’ forces, combined with loyal English barons, lost at the battle of Lincoln to William Marshall.
7/14/1217, William pledge support to King Henry III and had his estates restored.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. [A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.]
5/15/1218, Herbert French, merchant of the King of France , gives the king two tuns of good French wine for summoning … for summoning W. earl of Arundel to be before the aforesaid justices … to answer Herbert for 10 m. that he owes him. (S) FRsHIII.
1218, William departed on a crusade. [Others English earls attending the crusade were Earl John de Lacy, and Earl Saire de Quincy. Many Counts from the continent also attended.]
5/24/1218, William with other crusaders [who arrived at various time] left Acre to attack Damietta, Egypt [the town that guarded the entrance to the Nile].
8/17/1218, The fortress protecting Damietta fell to the crusaders.
9/1218, The cursaders began the siege of Damietta.
11/1218, A storm halted progress of the siege and the crusaders began winter preparations.
1/27/1219, Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire to place in respite the demand he makes against William d’Aubigny for the debts that he owes the king. (S) FRsHIII.
2/1219, The crusaders had completely isolated the city.
11/4/1219, The crusaders entered the city to find only 3000 of about 80000 remained, most of them sick.
1220, Most of the crusaders started the return trip home.
2/1/1221, William, Earl of Arundel, died at Cainell, near Rome, Italy while returning from the crusade; buried at Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk. (S) Anatomy of a Crusade, Powell, 1986, P117.
4/3/1221, Order to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk to take into the king’s hand without delay all lands formerly of the earl of Arundel, who is dead. (S) FRsHIII.
(S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) The Reliquary, V1, 1888, P162. (S) DNB, Vs1-63, Lee, 1885, P234.
Family notes:
·         Undated charter: “Wilielmus comes Sussexiæ” confirmed donations to Boxgrove Priory by his predecessors “Rogerus de Albineio, et Willelmus Pincerna … et Willielmi patris mei filii reginæ Aeliz, et Matildis matris meæ.

Children of William and Mabel:
i. William D’Aubigny, born ~1200 in England.

2/1/1220, William succeeded his father as earl of Arundel.
3/12/1221, William d’Aubigny has made fine with the king by one good palfrey for having custody of the land with appurtenances in the bailiwick of the sheriff of Lincolnshire formerly of Henry de Neville , and for having the marriage of Hugh, son and heir of the same Henry. (S) FRsHIII.
4/12/1221, William d'Aubigny, son of the earl of Arundel, owes the king £100 for his relief and has the king’s letters for having seisin of the lands formerly of the same earl, his father. (S) FRsHIII.
12/1223, William of Aubigne, earl of Arundel, attended the king’s Christmas court at Northampton. (S) Dawn of the Constitution, Ramsay, 1908, P34.
Bef. 8/7/1224, William died, buried at Wymondham priory; his brother Hugh succeeding.

ii. Matilda d’Aubigny (189120781), born ~1201 in England.
iii. Isabel d’Aubigny (94559105), born ~1203 in England.
iv. Nichole D’Aubigny (486765257), born ~1205 in England.
v. Cecily d’Aubigny, born ~1212 in England.

Cecily married Robert de Montalt.

vi. Earl Hugh D’Aubigny, born ~1214 in England.

Hugh married Isabel de Warren, d/o William de Warenne & Matilda Marshall.
By 8/7/1224, Hugh, a minor, succeeded his brother William as earl of Arundel.
11/10/1234, Hugh d’Aubigny [still under age], brother and heir of William d’Aubigny, and one of the heirs of the earl of Chester, has made fine with the king for having seisin of the lands and tenements formerly of William, his brother. (S) FRsHIII.
5/10/1235, Hugh attained majority.
1/19/1236 at Westminster, Eleanor crowned Queen of England. Hugh de Albini the hereditary butler for the service. (S) English Coronation Records, Legg, 1901, P57.

5/7/1243, Hugh died; his sister Isabel’s son John his heir.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

G30: 973530512 Somery-Paganel

973530512. Ralph de Someri & 973530513. Margaret Crassus

~1175, Ralph born in England, s/o §John de Someri & Hawise Paganel.
~1180, Margaret born in England, d/o §William Crassus. (S) FMG.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
12/21/1192, King Richard captured near Vienna, returning from crusading.
Bef. 1194, ‘William le Gros’ [Crassus] gave land at Little Dalby to ‘Ralph Somery’ as part of the marriage contract for his daughter Margaret.
3/12/1194, King Richard, released from captivity, landed at Sandwich, England. It only took Richard 2 weeks to recover his lands and castles, the last to fall being Nottingham castle, after a short siege. [Where, after the siege, he supposedly meets Robin Hood in Sherwood forest.]
1194, Ralph owed £43 19s 2d scutage for redemption of ‘feodi Gervasii Painell’ [Ralph’s maternal uncle] in Staffordshire.
By 1195, Ralph’s father died before his grandfather.
1195, Ralph de Somery paid for livery of the lands of his grandfather.; and all scutages charged on the fee of Newport through the 1st 10 years of King John.
1195, ‘Radulfus de Sumery’ paying ‘iv l vi s viii d, iv milites et tertiam’ in Worcestershire; and ‘vii.l. xiii.s. de Radulfo de Sumeri’ among ‘de hiis qui non habent capitales honores in hoc comitatu’ in Berkshire.
Aft. 1195, ‘Hawys Paganella’ confirmed donations to Tykford Priory by ‘Johannes de Sumeri vir meus’, witnessed by ‘Radulfo de Sumeri filio meo’.
1196-7, ‘Radulfus de Sumeri’ paying scutage of ‘xx s in Chiselhamtone, i militem’ in Oxfordshire; ‘Radulfus de Somery’ among ‘isti sunt quieti per breve’ in Berkshire; and ‘Radulfo de Sumery 1.l de feodo Gervasii Paganelli’ in Staffordshire.
[–––Ralph & Margaret–––]
1197-8, Ralph married Margaret, paying 60 marks for the King’s license.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1199, Ralph de Somery in the King’s service beyond the seas.
1200, Ralph held Cogan manor. (S) Notes on Churches in the Diocese of Llandaff, Green, 1906, P54.
~1202, Ralph de Sumery a witness to a deed of David Scurlange to Margam abbey. (S) Desc. Catalogue of the Penrice and Margam Abbey, V1, 1893, P22.
1203, Ralph granted Ashton manor to Thomas de Erdington for a pair of guilt spurs each Easter. (S) The Antiquary, V16, 1887, P190.
1204-5, Ralph gave to the King his manor of Wolverhampton and 100 marks in exchange for a grant in fee farm of the royal manors of Mere, Clent, and Swinford.
1205, Ralph de Cheinduit contested a suit with Roger de Sumery, respecting the patronage of Shenley church. (S) Archaeological Journal, V10, 1853, P50.
1207, ‘Radulphus de Sumeri r.c. de x.li. de Cremento de Swineford et Clent et Mera.’
1207-8, Ralph’s mother died.
1207-8, Ralph had livery of the vill of Newport Pagnell and other lands of his mother.
1208, Ralph de Somer and William de Parles witnesses to a document. (S) Lordship and the Landscape, Hunt, 1997, P73.
1208-9, Ralph’s mother died; Ralph paying a fine of 100£ and 2 palfreys for possessing the manor and town of Newport Pagnell [demise of his mother since the time of King Richard.
1208-9, ‘Radulfus de Somery’, knight, held land ‘unde caput est in Warr’, Northamptonshire.
1210, Ralph, Baron of Dudley, died. [‘Radulfus de Sumeri’ holding 14 knights´ fees ‘de honore de Neuport’ in Buckinghamshire, and 3 knights’ fees and parts ‘in Framkelega, Wormelega, Belewe, Pesemore, Swinforde, Hagele et Credelega’ in Worcestershire.]
[–––Margaret–––]
1210, ‘Margareta que fuit uxor Radulfi de Sumeri’ arranged to pay an installment of her fine for the assignment of her dower in Berkshire in midsummer.
1211, Margaret paid off the 200 marks to get possession of her dower lands.
7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.
1212, The Great Inquisition granted the wardship of the estates of Ralph de Somery of Dudley, Worcestershire to the earl of Salisbury. (S) Historical Intrepretation, Bagley, 1973, P109. [Roger de Somery accounted for 50 fees of the old feoffment.]
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
[–––Margaret & Maurice–––]
1220-1, Margaret married 2nd Maurice de Gant [his 2nd, no children.]
9/1224, Maurice de Gant to collect scutage from knights´ fees he holds in his bailiwick of the land he holds in dower of Margaret his wife.
1228, Assize Rolls record that 8 persons were summoned to show cause why they intruded into a carucate of land which Alan de Englefeld [Margaret’s son-in-law] held, the custody of whose lands after his death belonged to Maurice de Gant and Margaret his wife, the land formed part of the dower of Margaret.
6/25/1229, Allowance of the agreement between Maurice de Gaunt and Roger de Sumery … manors of Duddeleg and Seggesleg to Maurice for 7 years … and the said Roger shall not marry within the said term save with the consent of the said Maurice. (S) CChRs.
Bef. 7/4/1229, Roger de Sumeri confirmed an agreement between Margaret his mother and William de Englefeld [son of daughter Isabel] concerning a grant and exchange of lands at Bradfield, Berkshire.
4/20/1230, Maurice died.
[–––Margaret–––]
1231, King Henry ordered the sheriff of Somerset to give seisin of ‘maneriis de Cantokesheved et de ivis ... que fuerunt Mauricii de Gant quondam viri sui’ to ‘Margarete de Sumery’ as dower.
1232, “Robertus Achard, … constituti sunt justiciarii ad assisam nove dissaisine capiendam apud Walingford … quam Margareta de Sumery aramiavit versus Willelmum de Englefeld de tenemento in Bradefeld.” (S) CPRs.
1233, John de Beauchamp against Margery de Sumery, in a plea of land and wardship.
1235, Margery de Somery paid 1 mark in Compton Beauchamp of the honor of Sumery on the aid to marry Isabella, the king’s sister, to the Holy Roman Emperor.
8/1237, Assizes taken before Ralph of Southleigh in the county of Worcestershire. From Margaret de Somery , 5 m., for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.
1242-3, ‘Rogerus de Sumery [Margaret’s son] in Bradefeld i. feodum ... Margareta de Sumeri in Bradefeld unum feodum predicti Rogeri ... Willelmus de Englefeld in Englefeld unum feodum de eodem feodo.’
6/14/1247, Margaret de Somery, widow of Maurice de Gaunt, granted the tythe of the mill of Quantockshead and pasture for 6 oxen, 2 cows and 2 heirfer to the church of St. Mark, York.
(S) The Dormant and Extinct Baronage, Banks, 1808, P169. (S) Memoirs – County and City of York, 1848, P93. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) History of Staffordshire, V9, 1888, P12.
Family notes:
·         §Ralph de Somery. 1166, King John granted ‘maneria de Mere Suneforde et Clentes’ to ‘Radulfus de Sumery’ in Staffordshire. [See 1207 above.] 3/1193, Ralph de Somery at Speyer in Germany with King Richard, who was being tried for “betrayal of the Holy Land by making peace with Saladin.” (S) Ancestry of Chamberlin and Grant, V3, Henderson, 2000, P536.
·         John de Somery s/o Ralph de Somery. John de Someri, baron of Dudley in right of his wife. By 1195, John died before his father.
·         Hawise Pagnel born in Staffordshire, England, eventual heir & d/o §Ralph Paynell.  1196-7, Hawise married 2nd Roger de Berkeley. [1 son, Nicholas.] [Undated] ‘Hawis Paynel’ donated property to Tykford Priory, with the consent of ‘domini mei Rogeri de Berkele’, for the soul of ‘Gervasii Paynel fratris mei.’ [Hawise had a brother named Gervase, of whom she was his heir.]

Children of Ralph and Margaret:
i. Ralph de Somery, born ? in England.

1212, ‘comes de Salesbir’ held ‘maneria de Swinford et de Clent et de Mere cum filio et herede Radulfi de Sumeri in custodia.’
1214-5, ‘heres Radulphi de Sumeri. l.s. de cremento de Swinford et de Clent et de Mere.’
2/11/1220, Ralph de Somery and Alice his wife made a fine to sue Ralph Mangefer concerning a messuage in Cliffe, Sussex.
1220, Ralph died.

ii. William Percival de Somery, born ? in England.

Bef. 6/20/1122, William died; his son Nicholas succeeding. [1228, Nicholas died; his uncle Roger his heir.] (S) FRsHIII.

iii. Joan de Somery (9994833), born ~1200 in England.
iv. Roger de Somery (486765256), born ~1205 in England.
v. Isabel de Somery, born ? in England.


Isabel married Alan de Englefield [who died bef. 1228.]

G30: 973530388 Dunbar-Scotland

973530388. Earl Patrick of Dunbar & 973530389. Ada of Scotland

5/24/1153, Malcolm IV succeeded King David I of Scotland.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
By 1160, Patrick born in Scotland, s/o §Earl Waltheof of Dunbar & Alina ?.
~1165, Ada born in Scotland, d/o 19989906. King William of Scotland.
12/9/1165, William the Lion, age 22, succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland.
8/20/1179, Patrick’s mother died.
Bef. 1182, An agreement was formed between the prior and convent of Coldingham and Earl Waltheof and the sons of Swain the priest, … 2 ploughgates of land in Renton, … if Jordan, son of Swain, or any other brought false charges against the monks of any right which Swain claimed in Coldinghamshire by charters or other customs, Earl Waltheof, Eustace, and the sons of Swain shall be between the monks and those aggressors, … pledges for this: Patrick, son of the earl, Patrick, brother of the earl, Waltheof of Prenderguest, Edward of Oldcambus and his brother, William.
Aft. 1182, Patrick succeeded his father.
[–––Patrick & Ada–––]
Patrick married Ada.
1187, Patrick appears in English records. (S) Scottish History Society, Constable, 1947, P61.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
1190, Patrick, earl of Daubar and March, confirmed the donations to the monks of Melrose abbey by his ancestors. (S) Early History of Stichill, Gunn, 1901, P56.
1195, King William, lying ill at Clackmannan,and having no son, assembled his nobles and announced his appointed successor as Otho of Saxony, who would marry princess Margaret. Earl Patrick of Dunbar, as leader of the dissenting group, maintained that succession of a female line was contrary to the customs of Scotland as long as there was a brother or nephew in the line. (S) Scotland Under Early Kings, Robertson, 2004, P339.
Aft. 1195, Earl Patrick confirmed the right of the monks of Melrose abbey to graze 3 flocks on the common pastures of Spott moor. (S) Domination and Lordship, Oram, 2011, P262.
7/1195, Earl Patrick of Dunbar, styled ‘justiciar’ in a charter. (S) Kingdom of the Scots, Barrow, 2003, P83.
4/16/1196, Earl Patrick donated land to Melrose abbey. (S) Regesta Regum Scottorum, 1971, P378.
1197, Philip de Poitou interdicted Earl Patrick, who governed for the king, from abbutting the bridge at Berwick on any land belonging to the palatinate [The bridge had to be repaired after a flood.]. (S) Brief Sketch of Durham, 4th Edition, 1865, P17.
1199, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, justiciary, witnessed a charter of King William. (S) Caledonia, V1, Chalmers, 1807, P704.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
By 1200, Ada, coutess of Earl Patrick, founded a Cistercerian nunnery at St. Bothaus. (S) Border Magazine, 1863, P212.
1200, ‘Ada comitissa filia regis’ died.
[–––Patrick & Christina–––]
1200, ‘P. comes de Dunbar et P. filius eius’ donated property which ‘Willo de Curteneya et A. uxori …’ to Kelso monastery. [Patrick’s seal had a lion rampant.]
Patrick married 2nd Christina de Brus, d/o William de Brus of Annandale & Christine ?. [Patrick’s step-daughter, Eupheme, would marry his son Patrick.]
1201, ‘Com Patricius’ paid a fine of 40 marks and 4 palfreys for an inquisition as to whether ‘Edgar avunculus com Walth patris com Patric’ was seised ‘de servicio Liolf fil Liolf’ in Northumberland. [Patrick failed in his claim – recognition that his great-uncle Edgar was seised in fee of the townships of Berwick, Eglingham and Lilburn at the beginning of the war between King Henry II and his son Henry the Young King, which occurred in 1173.] (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P136.
1201, William de Forde owed 100 marks for having the king’s peace for Earl Patrick. [Claim of Patrick over townships of Berwick, Eglingham and Lilburn.]
5/21/1203-1209, William, son of Patrick, for Coldstream Priroy; has given church of The Hirsel, as charters of Earl Cospatric, Earl Waltheof, and Patrick his father attest and establish.
~1204, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, in a dispute with the monks of Sorrowlessfield over a pasture. (S) Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, Morton, 1832, P264.
1205, Earl Patrick of Dunbar, styled ‘justiciar’.
7/6/1208, An agreement was formed between Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and the house of Melrose, concerning the pasture west of the Leader, whereby, the earl with the consent of Patrick, his son and heir, in the presence of William, king of Scots, and Earl David, his brother and other good men.
11/6/1208 at Selkirk, King William has granted settlement in his presence and in his full court of dispute between Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Melrose Abbey anent pasture on west bank of Leader Water; settlement is made with consent of Earl Patrick's son and heir, Patrick.
1208-12, Earl Patrick of Dunbar for Melrose Abbey; has given, with agreement and consent of Patrick, his son and heir, that whole arable land called Sorrowlessfield beyond Leader Water from west towards monks’ grange, as William Sorrowless most fully held it. He exempts the monks from any earthly, forinsec or secular service.
1210, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Patrick, his son, and William de Courtenay and his wife Ada, in 1st year of agreement made between them about rent of their land in Hume.
1210-12, ‘comes Patricius’ holding ‘baroniam de Beneleghe’ with 3 knights’ fees in Northumberland.
1212, Earl Patrick offered 100 marks and a palfrey for the Beanley barony. (S) Reign of Alexander II, Oram, 2005, P110.
6/13/1213, Earl Patrick had placed his son William as a hostage in England. (S) Charters of the Abbey of Coupar-Angus, V40, Constable, 1947, P61.
Bef. 1214, Earl Patrick of Dunbar gave Melrose abbey 51 acres known as Friardykes. (S) Domination and Lordship, Oram, 2011, P263.
12/6/1214, Alexander II succeeded King William I of Scotland.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
Bef. 10/5/1217, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, and Patrick, his son, announce that abbot and monks of Kelso Abbey, being accountable to William de Courtenay and his wife Ada, in 7th year of agreement made between them about rent of their land in Hume.
3/1218, Patrick founded a monastery of the Red Friars at Dunbar. (S) Monasticon, Gordon, 1875, P290.
11/11/1218, An agreement between Robert Brus and Patrick, earl of Dunbar and C. the countess, records that Patrick was to retain one third of the market and fair of Hartlepool, Durham. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1220, Earl Patrick of Dunbar involved in a dispute with Dryburgh abbey over the boundaries of Earlston and Caddesley. (S) Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland, Neville, 2010, P51.
6/18/1221, At York for the wedding of King Alexander to Joan, d/o King John of England, Earl Patric witnessed an endowment by King Alexander to Queen Joan of Jedburgh and Lessudden. (S) Calendonia, Chalmers, 1810, P241.
11/30/1222, King Alexander II for Coldingham Priory; has granted that resignation and quitclaim which Patrick, son of Earl Patrick of Dunbar, made of villa of Swinwood, as charter of Patrick, and confirmation of Earl Patrick, his father, bear witness.
3/30/1231, Robert de Roos witnessed a quit-claim of Patrick, son of Patrick, earl of Dunbar.
1231, Patrick became a monk.
12/25/1232, Patrick, earl of Dunbar and March, near dying, assembled his friends and neighbors in his castle and kept the festival with them. (S) Monastic Annals of Teviotdale, Morton, 1832, P224.
12/31/1232, Patrick, earl of Dunbar, ‘comes Marchie’, died; buried at the Cistercian nunnery of Eccles, Berwickshire.
(S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, McAndrew, 2006. (S) People of Medieval Scotland. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
Family notes:
·         By 1134, Gospatric styled ‘Earl’ of Lothian.
·         8/22/1138, Earl Patrick [Gospatric] succeeded when his father was killed at the Battle of the Standard.
·         1140, ‘Cospatricius comes filius Cospatricii comitis’ witnessed a charter at Kelso.
·         1152-3, ‘Cospatricius comes’ donated Hertesheued to Melrose abbey, for the souls of ‘regis David et comitis Henr dominorum meorum’.
·         1160-1, ‘Comes Gospatrick xii m vi milites’ in Northumberland.
·         1166, Waltheof of Dunbar succeeded his father Gospatrick de Dunbar [who is buried at Durham].
·         1171-2, Earl Waltheof held 56 knights’ fees.
·         1175, Waltheof a hostage provided for the release of King William of Scotland by King Henry II of England.

Children of Patrick and Ada:
i. Patrick of Dunbar (486765194), born 1185 in Scotland.
ii. William of Dunbar, born ? in Scotland.

William married Christian, d/o Walter Corbet of Mackerston in Roxburgshire. [2 sons.]
1241, Christian died.

1253, William died.

Monday, July 1, 2013

G30: 973530380 Percy-Brus

973530380. Baron Henry de Percy & 973530381. Isabel de Brus

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
~1160, Henry de Percy born in England, s/o 1947060760. Joscelin of Louvain & 1947060761. Agnes de Percy.
Henry took his mother’s name [as did his siblings.]
~1175, Isabel, d/o 94564056. Adam de Brus & 94564057. Iveta de Arches.
1176, Charter of Anges daughter of William de Percy, wife of Jocelin the castellan, and Henry her son, … the abbey giving her 5 marks and Henry 2 marks …
By 9/1180, Henry’s father died; Henry’s younger brother Richard already of age.
Aft. 1180, Gift by Henry de Percy to the priory of St. Lo, Rouen, of all his demesne in Hambledon, Hampshire, and Denmead in Hambledon, and his mill and burgages in Winchester.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
Aft. 1189, Undertaking by Henry de Percy to Reading abbey the he would seal with his new seal his charter confirming the tenement given by his father.
Aft. 1189, Quitclaim by Hugh, abbot of Reading, to Henry de Percy of the piggery of 10 sows and a boar and their young, which Joscelin, Henry’s father, gave to the abbey and Henry confirmed.
Aft. 1189, Confirmation by Henry de Percy to Sallay abbey … and all other gifts made by Maud de Percy, his aunt, and Agnes de Percy, his mother.
Bef. 1190, Henry married Isabel; receiving the manor of Kirk Leavington in frank marriage. [‘Adam de Brus’ granted property to ‘Henrico de Perci et Isabelle filie mee uxori sue’ on their marriage.]
9/1190, Henry de Percy owed 500 marks for the honour as his father held it at his death.
1190-1, ‘Henricus de Percy’ in Sussex.
1191-98, Gift by Agnes de Percy, in her widowhood, for the soul of Jocelin her husband, to Byland abbey of pasture in Moskwith [Topcliffe] for 38 cows and their yearlings. Confirmed by Henry de Percy.
1192, Juetta de Arches granted 7 carcucates of land from the Arches estates at Askham Richard to her daughter Isabel de Brus and her heirs.
10/9/1192, King Richard on crusade, left to return to England; but was captured in route. [King Richard’s release would require a “king’s ransom.”]
9/1193, Henry de Percy completed payment on his livery of the honour of his father.
4/1194, King Richard returned to England from captivity. [It only took King Richard 2 weeks to recover his lands and castles, the last to fall being Nottingham castle; after which he supposedly meets Robin Hood in Sherwood forest.]
9/1194, Brian fitz Ralph, in right of his wife Gunnor, made a claim against Henry for the barony of Petworth; paying 100£ to acquire 15 knights’ fees; with an additional 200 marks to be paid if successful.
1195, Henry made a final concord with Brian fitz Ralph, paying him 80 marks of silver for a quitclaim of all but 3 knights’ fees; which Brian would hold of Archbishop Hubert, who would hold them of Henry.
1194-5, ‘Henricus de Percy’ paying ‘xxii l xs’ scutage in Sussex.
1197-8, Henry died before his mother; buried at the priory of St-Lo, Rouen.
Isabel married 2nd Roger Mauduit.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
(S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V11, Clay, 2013, “The Percy Fee”. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

Child of Henry and Isabel:
i. William de Percy (486765190), born 1193 in England.


G30: 973530376 FitzRalph-Glanville

973530376. Robert Fitz Ralph & 973530377. Helewise de Glanville

By 1136, Robert born in England, s/o §Ralph fitz Ribald & Agatha de Brus.
Bef. 1136, Robert’s father became a monk. Stephen, count of Treguier [died 1136], confirmed Ribald’s possessions by charter, and deliver of a Danish axe; for the succession to his son.
~1160, Helewise de Glanville born in England, d/o 1947060754. Ranulph de Glanville & 1947060755. Bertha de Valoines.
By 1171, Earl Conan le Petit bestowed all of Wensleydale on his cousin Robert fitz Ralph, lord of Middleham. (S) Surname Yarker, Yarker, 1882, P5.
1170s, Robert Fitz Ralph, 3rd lord of Middleham, the builder of the keep of the castle at Middleham, North Riding, Yorkshire. (S) History – City of York, V2, Whellan, 1859, P127.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
Bef. 1190, Robert died.
1190, Helewise founded the Priory of Swainby, Pickhill.
3/11/1195, Helewise died; buried at Swainby.
(S) The Judges of England, Foss, P383. (S) The Historic Lands of England, Burke, P154. (S) Castles and Abbeys of Yorkshire, Grainge, 1855, P332.
Family notes:
·         Ralph fitz Ribald; s/o Ribald &  Beatrix; Ribald – b/o Alan Rufus [died 1093, from whom Ribald acquired Middleham].
·         Agatha de Brus; d/o §Robert de Brus of Skelton; and sister of Adam de Brus (94564056) [died 1167]. [8/22/1138, Adam de Brus and his father Robert de Brus fought at the Battle of the Standard at Cowton moor near Northallerton, distinguishing themselves in the battle. (S) Stockton, Richmond, 1868, P6.]
·         1141-2, Robert de Brus of Skelton died.

Child of Robert and Helewise:
i. Ranulph Fitz Robert (486765188), born 1185 in England.


Sunday, June 30, 2013

G30: 973530162 Thornham-Fossard

973530162. Robert de Turnham & 973530163. Joanna Fossard

~1159, Robert of Thornham born in Kent, England, younger s/o §Robert de Turnham.
~1182, Joanna born in England, d/o §William Fossard, junior [s/o William, s/o Robert, gggs/o Nigel F. Fossard].
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
12/12/1189, Robert de Turnham and his brother Stephen with King Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade.
7/1190, The English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.
1191, Stephen de Turnham the Admiral of the English crusader fleet, Robert a fleet commander. (S) History of the Royal Navy, V1, Nicolas, 1847, P435.
1191, The crusaders captured the city of Messina, Sicily, after they had refused to let the English ships land.
4/1191, 24 ships sank in a storm on the way to Cyprus.
6/15/1191, King Richard sailed for Palestine leafing Richard de Camvill and Robert of Turnham as justiciars in Cyprus.
1191, At the battle of Cyprus, Robert commanded a force that defeated a group of Cypriot rebells.
7/1191, The crusaders captured Acre. Many of the forces, especially the Germans, returned home.
9/5/1191, The crusaders defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.
12/1191, The crusaders arrived at Beit Nuba, 12 miles from Jerusalem, but decided not to besiege the city.
8/1/1192, The crusaders conducted a sea assault on Jaffa, which had been recaptured by Saladin.
9/29/1192, King Richard assigned Robert’s brother Stephen de Turnham to escort Queen Berengaria and Joan of Acre back from Palestine to Rome.
10/9/1192, King Richard turned the crusade over to Henry of Champagne, and left to return to England; but was captured in route. [King Richard’s release would require a “king’s ransom.”]
4/1193, Robert arrived back in England ‘cum hernasio regis.’ (S) DNB, Stephen, 1909, P1297.
1/17/1194, After traveling down the Rhine, Queen Eleanor and her contingent arrived at the imperial court in Germany with the 67 hostages and the rest of the intial 100,000 silver marks of ransom for King Richard. Robert of Thornham was one of the hostages.
4/1194, King Richard returned to England from captivity. [It only took King Richard 2 weeks to recover his lands and castles, the last to fall being Nottingham castle; after which he supposedly meets Robin Hood in Sherwood forest.]
1194, Robert appointed sheriff of Surrey. (S) Medieval English Sheriff, Morris, 1968, P163.
 [–––Robert & Joanna–––]
1/9/1195 at Brionne, Robert of Thornham, seneschal of Anjou, with King Richard. (S) Itinerary of King Richard I, Landon, 1935, P100.
1195, Robert granted the marriage of Joanna.
1196, Robert led an army into Brittany in an [unsuccessful] attempt to capture Arthur, duke of Brittainy [Richard’s cousin and lineal successor to the throne of England on the death of King Henry II.]
1196-7, Robert married Joanna, who was underage.
1197 at Angers, Robert of Thornham, seneschal of Anjou, gave a charter in favor of Montmoutier’s priory of Carbay, attested by Andrew de Vitre. (S) Charters of Duchess Constance of Brittany, Everard, 1999, P197.
1197, Alexander, a monk of Ford abbey, Lincolnshire, appointed as Father Abbot of Fountains, immediately went to France to seek an interview with Sir Robert de Thornham, who had recently obtained judgement assigning him the grante and lands at Wharrom; asking [unsuccessfully] for Sir Robert to waive his claims. [Robert did waive his claims after the death of King Richard.] (S) Transactions – East Riding, V1, 1893, P10.
1199, Robert de Turnham, seneschal of Anjou. (S) English Ecclesiastical Studies, Graham, 1929, P225.
4/6/1199 at King Richard died. Prince John went immediately to Chinon to take control of King Richard’s treasures in Normandy, which were in the custody of Robert de Turnham. (S) History of Great Britain, V5, Henry, 1800, P228.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1199, Robert de Turnham paid 5 marks ‘pro habendo feodo ispius quod captum fuit occasione Judeorum.’ (S) Jewish Communities, Dobson, 2010, P46.
9/1200, Robert de Thornham demanded advowson of the church of Doncaster against the abbot of St. Mary’s, York. [Robert claimed the right of his wife as ggd/o Robert Fossard; Robert Fossard having paid 500 marks silver for the entire town of Doncaster.] (S) Secular Jurisdiction of Monasteries, Shirley, 2004, P137.
11/22/1200, at Lincoln, Robert de Turnham [and his brother Stephen] a witness when King William the Lion of Scotland did homage to King John.
1201, Robert appointed seneschal of Anjou and Gascony.
12/12/1201, Letters sent requiring the Gascon bishops to supply their service To Robert of Thornham as if to the King in person. (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1985, P44.
12/4/1202, A letter to Robert Turnham, seneschal of Poitou: “… Martinus Algeis senescallum nostrum Gwasconiae et Petragor. …” [King John divided Gascony and Poitou.] (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1999, P30.
1203, Robert [unsuccessfully] laid siege to the city of Angers; during which he was captured.
1204, Robert [imprisoned], 1 of 8 ‘curiales’, relieved as sheriff of multiple counties. (S) Reign of Henry III, Carpenter, 1996, P157. [7 curiales relieved of 13 sheriffdoms.]
1205, Robert ransomed from captivity.
9/1205, Robert regained his lost sheriffdom in all of his counties. (S) Reign of Henry III, Carpenter, 1996, P158.
1206, Robert’s claim of the advowson of Doncaster settled with a concord. (S) Secular Jurisdiction of Monasteries, Shirley, 2004, P138.
1206, Robert with King John landed at La Rochelle and recaptured Angiers.
10/26/1206, King John and King Philip agreed to a truce; after which King John returned to England.
2/21/1207, Robert of Burgate 1 of 2 witnesses to an order sent by the king for Robert of Thornham to take corn to Flanders. (S) Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P68.
1207, Robert, high sheriff of Surrey.
1207, Robert named seneschal of Poitou.
1208, When Robert returned to England from Poitou, he spent the night at Taunton castle. (S) King’s Bishop, Barefield, 1968, P106.
4/26/1211, Robert died in the presence of the Bishop of Winchester; leaving estates worth over £400 yearly. (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P311.
7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.
By 1214, Joanna died.
(S) English Historical Review, 1964, P516.
Family notes:
·         1168, William Fossard rendered 21£ for 31.5 knights’ fees. (S) Scutage and Knight Service, Baldwin, 1897, P76.
·         1180, Both William Fossard senior and junior were living; the younger witnessing a grant of his father. (S) Jews of Angevin England, Jacobs, 1893, P70.
·         1185, William Junior in a charter of Gilbert de Monte. (S) FMG.
·         The Crusade memories of Robert of Turnham appear in the Meaux chronicle. (S) England and the Crusades, Tyerman, 1988, P66.

Child of Robert and Joanna:
i. Isabel de Turnham (486765081), born aft. 1200 in England. 


Friday, June 28, 2013

G30: 973528578 Warenne-Pierrepont

973528578. William de Warren & 973528579. Beatrix de Pierrepont

~1145, William born in England, s/o 1947057156. Reginald de Warrenne & 1947057157. Alice de Wormegay.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
Bef. 1179, ‘Reginaldus de Warenna” donated property to St Mary Overey Priory; Southwark, with the consent of “Aliciæ uxoris meæ et Willielmi filii mei”, for the souls of “Isabellæ comitissæ dominæ meæ … Willielmi comitis Warennæ fratris mei … Willielmi de Wormengay patris Aliciæ uxoris meæ.’
1179, William’s father died.
1180, William de Warenne accounted for the fines of his parents. (S) Honors and Knight’s Fees, Farrer, 1925, P323.
[Undated] ‘Willielmus de Warenna’ donated property to St Mary Overey Priory; Southwark, for the souls of ‘patris mei Reginaldi et matris meæ Aliciæ et Beatricis uxoris meæ et Reginaldi filii nostri et Beatricis et Isabellæ filiarum nostrarum.’
1086, William de Warenne held land in Hillington, Freebridge hundred, Norfolk. (S) Honors and Knight’s Fees, Farrer, 1925, P442.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
12/21/1192, Returning from crusading, King Richard was captured near Vienna. [The time of “Robin Hood”.]
1193-94, William a justice itinerant in the counties of Essex and Hertford.
3/12/1194, King Richard, having been released on “a king’s ransom”, landed at Sandwich.
1194, William given custody of the honor of Gloucester [until 1196.]
1194, William given custody of the heir of Hugh de Chandos for a 40 mark fine.
1194-5, William de Warenne a keeper of Bristol castle. (S) Accounts of the Constables of Bristol Castle, Sharp, 1982, P78.
1195, Warenne served as a royal justice at Oxford.
1195-1200, William a justicar at the Curia Regis at Westminster.
1196, William de Warenne of Wormegay [a cousin of Earl Warenne], appointed the Chief Justice of the Jewish Exchequer. (S) Christians and Jews in Angevin England, Jones, 2013, P123. [William would hold this position until his death.]
1198-99, William served as an itinerant justice.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
William, for a 500 mark fine, married 2nd Milicent ?, widow of Richard Muntfichet, lord of Stansted, Essex.
1199-1200, William served as an itinerant justice.
11/13/1203, William d Hastings owed a debt of £100 sterling to the Jews which was acquitted by William de Warenne who bought the debt. [This allowed him access to his mortgaged lands.]
3/28/1204, “The King … to William de Warren, G. de Norwich, T. de Neville [Justiciaries of the Jews] …” (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P219.
5/5/1204, ““The King … to William de Warren … guardians of the Jews … we have granted to Robert Agulun …” (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P219.
Bef. 9/1208, William died; his daughter Beatrice his heir. (S) Synopsis of the Peerage of England, 1825, P675.
(S) DNB, P832. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Biographia Juridicia, Foss, 1870, P705.

Children of William and Beatrice:
i. Reginald de Warenne, born ? in England.

Bef. 1205, Reginald died; his sister his heiress.

ii. Beatrice de Warren (486764289), born ~1170 in England.

[Undated] ‘Beatrix filia Willielmi de Warenna’ confirmed her father´s donation of property to St Mary Overey Priory, for the souls of ‘fratris mei Reginaldi cuius corpus ibi requiescit.’

iii. Isabel de Warenne, born ? in England.

Isabel married Geoffrey de Merlay.

G30: 973528576 Bardulf-Hanselyn

973528576. Baron Thomas Bardulf & 973528577. Rose Hanselyn

~1120, Thomas born in England, s/o §William Bardulf.
Rose born in England, heir & d/o §Ralph Hanselyn, Baron of Schelford, Nottingham, s/o Ralph Hanselyn.
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
Thomas’ marriage to Rose arranged by Duke Henry of Normandy.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
1157, Henry II King of England confirmed the property of the abbey of Blanchelande, including donations by ‘Engelgerius de Bohon … Ricardus Avenel … Doon Bardouf et Thomas frater eius.’
Aft. 1159, Honor Piperelli de Londonia, … de quibus Thomas Bardulf, j militem; … (S) Red Book of the Exchequer, Hall, 2012, P732.
By 1164, Thomas obtained from William, brother of King Henry II, the Lordship of Bradewell by service of 1 knight’s fee. (S) Magni Rotuli Scacarii, Stapleton, 1844, P216. [‘Willelmus frater regis H[enrici]’ gave land at Bradewelle in Essex to Thomas Bardulf who gave 3 parts thereof with ‘tres filiabus suis in maritagio … Roberto de Sancto Remigio et Willelmo Bacun et Baldewino de Tony – husbands of 3 daughters of Thomas. These same lands were seized by the escheator when his son Doun died in 1203.]
1171, Thomas levied £75 scutage for Ireland of the fees of Raphe Hanselyn [but since he was in service, he likely did not have to pay.]
7/30/1171 at Valognes in Normandy, Thomas Bardulf witnessed a royal charter giving the vill of Grinsted to Richard de Luci. [Other witnesses include: William, earl de Mandeville, Richard de Camvill, Reginald de Curtenay, Hugh de Cressi, William de Stutevill.]
By 1172, Rose’s father died.
1172, Thomas paid £25 scutage rather than attend King Henry II into Ireland.
4/15/1173, K. Henry held his Easter court at Alencon. Notable supporters in attendance: … Hugh de Lacy, … Richard de Luci … Thomas Bardulf, Humphrey de Bohun.
4/1173, King Henry’s 3 eldest surviving sons: Henry, Richard & Geoffrey rebelled against him; supported by their mother. Thomas Bardulf listed as one of the ‘most notable of the King’s supporters’. [Note that “Doun” is not listed.]
10/11/1174, Louis VII stopped supporting King Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.
8/10/1175 at York, King Henry held his court. In attendance were Prince Henry, King William of Scotland, King William’s brother David of Huntingdon, and many nobles of Scotland who do homage. King Henry issued a charter to St. Clements nunnery at York witnessed by Earl William de Mandeville; Richard de Luci; Richard de Humet, constable; Ranulf de Glanvill; Reginald de Curtene; Thomas Basset; Hugh de Cressi; and Thomas Bardulf.
3/12/1176, ‘Thomas Bardolf et Roeis uxor eius’ settled a dispute with the monks of Bardenay.
~1177, Confirmation by Thomas Bardolf of the gifts of Ralf Hanselin I and Ralf Hanselin II in Rusltington. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V17, 1922, P19.
3/1179 at Gloucester, Thomas Bardulf witnessed the king’s confirmation of the foundation of Westwood abbey by Richard de Luci.
1179 at Winchester, Thomas Bardulf witnessed the dissolution of the convent of Amesbury. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P104.
9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.
1181-89, Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of Bec abbey, including the donation of ‘ecclesiam de Bernouville’ made by ‘Thome Bardolfi et Rohais uxoris sue.’
By 1187, ‘Thomas Bardul’ donated rent from his mill of Elwadeston on the Derwent with his daughter Mathildis [a nun there] by consent of his wife Rohais, mother of Mathildis, of whose inheritance was the mill, to Caen Holy Trinity.
2/1187, ‘Thoma Bardulfi’ subscribed the charter under which Henry II granted duty exemptions to the Cistercians of Dunes.
11/1187 in Normandy near Bur-le-roi, Thomas Bardulf witnessed royal charters to the Norman abbey of St. Stephen at Caen, and the abbey of St. Mary de Longues near Bayeux.
1/1188 at Cherbourg in Normandy, Thomas Bardolf witnessed a royal charter to the abbey of L’Essay. [Other witnesses: William fitz Ralph, seneschal of Normandy; William de Humez; Saher de Quenci; Hugh de Cressi and Alured de St. Martin.]
1188, Thomas Bardolf died holding 25 knights’ fees in England and a position as castellan. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P109. [Each son succeeded to lands.]
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
 (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dictionary, Burke, 1831, P25. (S) Court Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Pedigree – Washington Family, Welles, P277.
Family notes:
·         The descendants for 10 generations of the Bardolf lineage are given in a confirmation of a grant of 5/10/1438 to Anne and Joan, daughters of Lord Thomas Bardolf and Avice de Cromwell. [This genealogy is different than most based on chronological evidence. The lineage is preserved.]
·         1154, Dodo Bardol a witness to the charter of Richard de la Haie and his wife Matildis of the foundation of the abbey of Blanchelande. (S) Magni Rotuli Scacarii, Stapleton, 1844, P216. [Under this genealogy, this is a brother of Thomas, and the source of his son’s name, who appears to have died after 1157.]
·         Thomas’ coast of arms: ‘Azure three cinquefoils or’ having the field crusilly.
·         Hugh Bardolf; who was prominent contemporary to Thomas in the records of King Henry II [1168 holding 2 knights’ fees], and the reign of King Richard I; died 1204; was the son of Ralph Bardolf. [This Hugh had a different coat of arms, which was also used by Hamelin Bardulf – 1162, lord of Bungay, Suffolk.]
·         1170-74, 1174, William Bardolf, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. [This William had a son named Walter – born ~1160.]

Children of Thomas and Rose:
i. Doun Bardolf (486764288), born ~1145 in England.
ii. Thomas Bardolf, born ? in England.

Thomas married Adela d/o Sir Robert Corbet, lord of Alcestre, Warwick.
1173, Doon Bardolf, son of Thomas Bardolf and his wife Rohese, commanded ‘the new castle of Drincourt (Neufchatel-en-Bray) when besieged by the young King Henry’ with his brother Thomas. (S) FMG.
1179-80, Thomas castellan of the castle at Verneuil, Normandy. (S) Battle Abbey Roll, V1, 1889, P58.
1197, Thomas castellan of the castle at Verneuil, Normandy. (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1999, P71.
1190-91, ‘Thomæ Bardulfo, x s’, in Essex and Hertfordshire … ‘honor Piperelli de Londonia’ paying ‘li milites et vi pars … in diversis comitatibus.’
1197, Thomas died. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, Stapleton, P226. [Thomas’ lands given in custody to Hugh Bardolf.]
1198, Thomas’ brother Doon succeeded to his lands for a fine of 500 marks. [No heirs.]

iii. Mathildis Bardolf, born ? in England.

1187, Mathildis a nun at Caen Holy Trinity.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

G30: 973515264 William Lovel

973515264. Baron William Lovel & 973515265. Maud ?

~1120, William born in England, s/o 638797312. Earl William of Yvery & 638797313. Auberic de Meulan.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
1155, William’s father died. William’s oldest brother Waleran of Yvery succeeded to the Norman lands. William’s older brother Ralph succeeded to the English lands.
1159, William’s brother Ralph died, Ralph’s son Henry succeeding.
1174, Richard le Kempe v. William Lovel in Berton. (S) Feet of Fines for Norfolk, Pt1, 1885, P84.
1188, William d’Ivry granted rent to West Dereham priory. (S) Complete Peerage.
Bef. 1189, King Henry I granted the marriage of Robert Grelli to William Luvel.
1189, William Luvel sold the marriage of Robert Grelli to William de Longchamp.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
By 1190, Maud gave her son William ‘Minster Lovel’ so that he might make provision for his wife Isabel should he not return from crusading. (S) Medieval Miscellany, Whitehead, 1965, P199.
1190, William’s son William left on the crusade with King Richard I.
1194, William granted lands to the Bishop of Ely who gave him 40 marks to acquit his inheritance, or pay the fees to succeed his brother [Waleran].
Bef. 1196, William, lord of Minster Lovel, Oxford died.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P319. (S) Transactions of Lancashire and Cheshire, V53, 1902, P42.

Child of William and Maud:
i. William Lovel (486757632), born ~1160 in England. 


G30: 973512768 Mohun-Brewer

973512768. Reginald de Mohun & 973512769. Alicia Brewer

~1179, Alicia born in England, d/o 189118346. Sir William Briwere & 189118347. Beatrice de Vaux.
~1183, Reginald born in England, s/o 1947025536. William III de Mohun & 1947025537. Lucy ?.
1186, ‘William de Moion’ granted tithes of his mills of Moion, Tesseium and Belcodreium to the Holy Trinity of Luzerne, for the soul of ‘his mother Godeheut’, witnessed by ‘Willelmo de Sancto Johanne, Gaufrido [Reginald] et Johanne et Roberto de Moion.’
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
1189, King Richard gave Somerset and Dorset to his brother John, earl of Mortagne.
10/1193, Reginald’s father died.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1202, Robert, heir & s/o Richard Perceval, charged 15 marks for seizin of lands of Bodecombe, held of Reginald, s/o William de Moion.
1203, Hubert de Burgh, Chamberlain of England, ordered to induce Reginald, a minor, to exchange his lands near Lyon, France for lands in England.
1204, Reginald given livery of most of his inheritance.
~1204, Confirmation by Reginald de Moyun at the prayers of his mother … to the canons of Bruton … testibus:- Lucia matre mea, …
1204, Reginald married Alice. (S) South Devon, Rowe, 1907, P37.
7/15/1205, Reginald given livery of Dunster castle and other lands to compensate for his loss of lands in Normandy. (S) Forests & Deer Parks – Somerset, Greswell, 1905, P74.
Aft. 1203, Reginald’s mother died.
By 1208, Reginald’s uncle John de Mohun died; Reginald his heir.
1208, Reginald the heir to Godehold de Moion, mother of John de Mohun, of the vill of Brinkley, Radfield Hundred. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, Farrer, 1920, P115. [John is Reginald’s uncle, who had been given Brinkley by Reginald’s father. Godehold is Reginald’s paternal grandmother.]
1209, Alicia Briwere, wife of Reginald, mentions “Comitis Willm. De Mohun” in a charter. (S) Journal – British Arch. Assoc., V12, 1856, P316.
6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split Ireland into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack. Reginald served with King John.
1210-12, ‘Reginaldus de Moun’ holding one knight´s fee in Warwickshire.
1212, ‘Reginaldus de Moiun’ held ‘Dunestorre … in capite domino rege per servicium xl militum et dimidii de conquestu Anglie … in hundredo de Karenton’, in Somerset.
7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.
1213, Reginald died; Alice surviving.
[–––Alice–––]
Alice married 2nd William Painel of Brampton, Devon.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
5/4/1218, Somerset. Robert of Newburgh gives the king a palfrey for having a writ to summon Alice de Mohun to be before the justices at Westminster on the morrow of Trinity [to answer] concerning a knight’s fee with appurtenances in Sirineton’, into which Alice has no entry except by the intrusion which she made in that land after the death of Azalia, Robert’s grandmother , who held that fee in dower by the gift of Robert of Glastonbury, her former husband, whose heir he is, and of which he says he is unjustly deforced. (S) FRsHIII.
1/30/1222, Assize of novel disseisin which William Hoese and Margaret, his wife, arraigned before the king’s justices when they were to come to the parts of Warwick against Alice de Mohun, concerning a tenement in Stourton. (S) FRsHIII.
9/27/1227, William Paynel assigned Alice de Mohun his wife and Hugh de Samford to make part payments of debts in each of the 3 years after starting out on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the manor of Bampton as security.
1228, William Paynell died on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
1228, Henry III King of England ordered the sheriff of Devon to release ‘dotem suam ... Willelmum filium et heredi predicti Willelmi [to] Alicia de Moyun que fuit uxor Willelmi Paynel’.
11/18/1228, The king granted custody of the land and heir of William Paynel to Herbert son of Matthew, saving to Alice who was William´s wife her corn that she had caused to be sown pertaining to her dower.
1233, ‘Hugo Wack" vs. ‘Margeriam de Feritate et Willelmum de Percy’ relating to an agreement ‘cum Alicia de Moun et predicto Hugone’ concerning share of land which was held by ‘Willelmi Briwere.’
1234, Fees of William Briwere ‘porcio Alicie de Moyun.’
1238, Alice de Mohun, asked by what warrant she holds Axminster hundred, comes and proffers a charter of King John. (S) Crown Pleas of the Devon Iyre of 1238, Summerson, 1985, P43.
(S) The Archaeological Journal, 1880, P65. (S) Report and Transactions, V18, 1886, P352. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Two Cartularies – Priory of Bruton, 1894, P239.

Children of Reginald and Alice:
i. William de Mohun, born ? in England.

Bef. 1193, William died.

ii. Reginald de Mohun  (486756384), born 1205 in England. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

G30: 756539736 Oliver de Tracy

756539736. Oliver de Tracy

~1130, Oliver born in Devonshire, England, s/o §Henry de Tracy & Hawise ?.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
1146, ‘Henricus de Traci … cum filio meo Olivero’ donated property to Barnstaple Priory.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
1164-5, Oliver’s father died.
1165, Oliver de Tracy [I] charged scutage on 25 knights’ fees.
1166, Oliver de Tracy held 23.5 fees of the honor of Barnstaple. [Oliver accounts for £16 13s 4d on 25 fees of the honour of Barnstaple. (S) Reports and Transactions, V29, 1897, P487. [Henry de Champernoun held Coryton of Oliver de Tracy. Roger de Champeaux held of Oliver de Tracy.]
1167-8, ‘Oliverus de Traci’ owing ‘.D. m p parte sua de Honore de Barnestapl’ in Devonshire.
1168, Oliver returned 30.5 knights’ fees.
1172, ‘Oliverus de Tracieio’ with 1 knight ‘de vicecomitatu de Cerenciis’ and 4 knights in his own service, holding enfeoffments in the duchy of Normandy.
1176-7, ‘Oliverus de Traci … pro parte sua de honore de Berdestapl’ in Devonshire.
1178, Oliver de Traci accounted for £232 19s 8d for his part of the Honour of Barnstaple. (S) Report and Transactins – Devonshire, V37, 1905, P428.
1183, Oliver’s son Oliver imprisoned [he would be released in 1186.]
1184, Oliver died. (S) Report and Transactins – Devonshire, V34, 1902, P729.
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
Family notes:
·         1110, William de Tracy witnessed a charter with Rohesia, his wife, and three children Turgis, Henry, and Gieve. [This family is not ancestral to William de Tracy, one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury.] William became a monk the same year at Mont Saint-Michel.
·         Henry de Tracy succeeded his father William.
·         1139, Henry de Tracy put down the insurrection of William de Mohun, capturing 104 of William’s knights in calvary engagement. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P195. [King Stephen bestowed part of the honor of Barnstaple on Henry de Tracy, who was succeeded by his son Oliver.]
·         1146, Henry de Tracy confirmed a grant to St. Martin by Juhel of Totnes [Henry a grandson of Jehuel]; who at the time shared the fief with Philip de Braose [son-in-law of Juhel.] (S) Report & Transactions of Devonshire, 1902, P728.
·         1153, Henry de Traci, lord of Barnstaple, Devonshire, an adherent of King Stephen, marched to Kary and besieged William de Mohun at his castle. Henry’s siege was broken by forces of Robert, earl of Gloucester. (S) History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, V1, Phelps, P379.

Child of Oliver and ?:
i. Oliver de Tracy (378269868), born ~1155 in Devonshire, England.


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