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Monday, July 15, 2013
G31: 1512946706 de Vere-FitzRichard
1512946706. Aubrey de Vere II & 1512946707.
Alice Fitz Richard
~1075, Aubrey born in England, s/o §Earl Aubrey de Vere I & Beatrix of Ghisnes.
1088, Aubrey succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Oxford.
~1092, Alice born in England, d/o 319832448. Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare &
319832449. Adelize de Clermont.
11/27/1095, at Clermont, Pope Urban proposed the 1st
crusade; with a new doctrine that the blood they shed would not be held against
1096, Aubrey attended the 1st crusade and participated in the
battle of Antioch.
8/5/1100, Henry I
crowned King of England.
~1111, Aubrey married Alice.
[Undated] A donation by ‘dapiferi Albrici … et uxore eius
Beatrice’, with the consent of ‘eorum filiis … Albricus, Rogerus, Rotbertus,
1112, Aubrey’s father died.
1121-2, Aubrey sheriff of London and Middlesex. (S) Westminster
Abbey Charters, Mason, 1988, P53.
1125, Aubrey de Vere and Richard Bassett made joint sheriffs of
London. (S) DNB, V58, 1899, P220.
1127, Aubrey de Vere sheriff of Essex. (S) Medieval Sheriff,
Morris, 1968, P81.
1128, Bishop Maurice wrote to Aubrey, sheriff of Essex, about a
conflict with the canons of St. Paul. (S) Essays in Medieval History, Little, 1925,
1129-30, Aubrey de Vere and Richard Basset were co-sheriffs of
Buckingham, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leciseter and Surrey [… 11 counties],
yielded a surplus revenue of 1000 marks. (S) The Anarchy of King Stephen’s
Reign, King, 1994, P55.
1130, Aubrey had to pay a large fine after one of his prisoners
1130, Aubrey paid a fine of 100 marks to resign as sheriff of
Essex and Hereford.
9/1131, Aubrey de Vere attended the Council of Northampton.
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,
12/25/1132, Aubrey de Vere at the Christmas court at Windsor.
Most of London including the church of
St. Paul the Apostle was destroyed by fire.
1133, Charter of Aubrey de Vere refers to Robert Malet or any
other holder of the office of sheriff ‘ante eum vel post eum.’ (S) Notes and
Queries, V1, 1923, P224.
1134 at Fernham, King Henry I made Aubrey Great High
Chamberlain of England, to hold the same in fee to himself and his heirs. He
replaced Robert Malet, Lord of Eye in Suffolk, who had been banished and
disinherited from that office.
12/22/1135 at Winchester, the Archbishop of Canterbury crowned Stephen King; succeeding Henry I;
ursuping Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry; and starting a long civil war.
3/22/1136 at Winchester, Aubrey attended King Stephen as
Chamberlain for the coronation of Queen Mathilde.
4/1136, King Stephen’s Charter of Liberties issued at
Winchester. Aubrey one of the witnesses.
5/1136 at Winchester, Aubrey de Vere witnessed a royal grant to
monks of Cluny.
1136-37, Aubrey de Vere with the King and Queen at Westminster
for a council with the burgesses of London.
3/1137, Aubrey de Vere with King Stephen travelled to Normandy.
By 12/1137, King Stephen had returned to England.
12/25/1137, King Stephen held Christmas court at Dunstable,
Bedfordshire; laying siege to the castle. Aubrey de Vere, chamberlain, was at
the siege with the King, where he witnessed King Stephen’s charter to Henry,
bishop of Winchester.
4/1138, Aubrey with King Stephen and his court at Northampton.
1139, Aubrey, Chamberlain of England.
6/24/1139, After an incident at court, King Stephen arrested 3
bishops and Roger the Chancellor, and took their castles.
8/29/1139, When King Stephen was called upon to defend his
arrest of the bishops before a council, he selected Aubrey de Vere as his
advocate; who spoke “with restraint and without abusive language.”
9/1139, King Henry’s daughter Empress Matilda invaded England, landing
at Arundel in Sussex.
1140, Aubrey de Vere founded a Benedictine priory at Halfield
Regis with revenues of £157 3s 2.5d. (S) History of the Protestant Reformation,
V2, Cobbett, 1834, P68.
5/15/1141, Aubrey was slain during a riot in London; buried in
Alice became a nun at St. Osyth’s Priory.
(S) King Stephen, King, 2010.
(S) Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley,
V1, Waters, 1878, P48. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
·Aubrey’s mother Beatrice was the maternal
half-sister of William I the Conqueror.
·Bef. 1066, Aubrey I, ‘Alberico de Ver’, attested
a charter of Conan II Duke of Brittan.
·10/14/1066, Aubrey I fought with William I the
Conqueror at the battle of Hastings and was given estates once the property of
Ulwine [a great Saxon thane].
·1086, Aubrey I having held Compton, Durrington, and
Winterslow, in Wiltshire; Iffley and Minster in Oxfordshire; and holding
numerous properties in Essex.
·1094, Aubrey I a royal charter as Chamberlain of
·1106, Aubrey I sheriff of Berkshire.
·1112, Aubrey I died; buried at Colne priory.
Children of Aubrey and Alice:
i. Rohesia de Vere (756473353), born 1112 in Essex, England.
ii. Aubrey de Vere III (189118256),
born ~1114 in England.
iii. Juliana de Vere, (79638585), born ~1123 in England.
iv. Alice de Vere (39979821), born 1125 in England.