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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Baron Joscelin of Louvain & Lady Agnes de Percy

1947060760. Baron Joscelin of Louvain & 1947060761. Lady Agnes de Percy

1120, Jocelin born in Brabant, France, s/o 378250250. Godfrey I of Brabant & 3894121520. Clementia of Burgundy.

1/29/1121 at Windsor castle, King Henry married Joscelins’ older half-sister Adeliza de Louvain. [Joscelin likely attended the ceremony.]

5/1133, Most of London including the church of St. Paul the Apostle was destroyed by fire.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England; usurping Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry I; and starting a civil war that would last until 1153.

1136, Joscelin of Louvain attested Queen Adeliza’s [(189125125), his sister] charter in favor of Reading abbey. (S) Sussex Arch. Collections, V140, 2003, P59.

8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.

Bef. 1139, Widowed Queen Adeliza made her brother Jocelin the warden of Arundel castle.

9/1139, King Henry I’s daughter Empress Matilda invaded England. Empress Matilda landed at Arundel in Sussex, Adeliza’s castle 5 miles from the coast. William with King Stephen who stopped the siege of Corfe castle, proceeded to Arundel. Not wanting to be perceived as attacking Matilda and her stepmother [Adeliza], King Stephen arranged for her to be escourted to her brother Joscelin at Bristol. (S) She-Wolves, Castor, 2011, P89.

1139, Joscelin’s sister Queen Adeliza remarried to William d’Aubigny (189125124), earl of Sussex.

~1140, Agnes de Percy in England, d/o 3894121522. William de Percy & 3894121523. Adeliza de Tunbrigge.

Bef. 4/1151, Joscelin granted the honour of Petworth, Sussex, by his sister Queen Adelisa.

4/23/1151, Joscelin’s sister Queen Adeliza died. Jocelin became a key figure in the retinue of William, earl of Sussex and Arundel.

1153-4, Confirmation of Henry duke of Normandy to Jocelin brother of queen Adeliza of the honour of Petworth as William earl of Arundel and queen Adeliza had given it to him.

[–––Joscelin & Agnes–––]

~1154, Joscelin married Agnes.

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.

1156, Joscelin pardoned part of the ‘danegeld’ fees on his lands. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1925, P17.

1166, Joscelin held 22.5 knights’ fees of the honour of Petworth; ‘fees de verteri.’ (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P248.

1167-8, ‘Jocelin de Lovein xv m et dimidiam’ in Yorkshire.

12/18/1170, Joscelin de Louvain attendent to Henry the Young King at Windsor in England.

2/2/1171, ‘Goceline the Castellan, brother of the Queen’ attested a charter of King Henry II at Argentan, Normandy.

1172, ‘Jocelinus frater Reginæ’ £6 in Yorkshire.

c1174, Grant in perpetual farm by Jocelin, the queen’s brother, with the king’s consent and that of Agnes de Percy his wife … Sixle priory of his manor of Ludford … which the king had given him for his service when he gave him Agnes to wife … For this grant the priory gave him and his wife £100 of silver which he received on his start for Jerusalem for the expenses of his journey.

1174-5, Jocelin made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

1175, Agnes’ father died.

4/1175, Agnes de Percy and her sister Maud de Percy [married to William, earl of Warwick] inherited the honor of Topcliffe. (S) Judges, Administrators & Common Law, Turner, 1994, P281. [A knight’s fee held by Marmaduke Darel assigned to Jocelin of Lovain.]

10/1175 at Winchester, Jocelin de Luvain, ‘castellan’, witnessed a royal charter to Whitby abbey.

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 …

8/1177 [or later] ‘Jocelino fratre regine’ subscribed the charter by which Henry II confirmed donations to the cathedral of Chartres.

Bef. 9/1180, Joscelin died.

9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.


[Undated] ‘Agnes de Perci … in viduetatis meæ’ confirmed the donation made by ‘Willelmus de Perci pater meus’ to Whitby, for the soul of ‘Jocelini mariti mei defuncti.’

1182, Marmaduke Darel a witness to a charter of Agnes de Percy dealing with the monks of Fountains abbey.

7/20/1182, Final concord between Agnes de Percy and her nephew William son of Alan de Percy [who was illegitimate] … land in Beamsley, Asenby and Litton.

1182-5, Agnes de Percy made a grant to the hospital of St Peter, York, after the death of ‘sponsi mei Jocelini de Luvain’.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.

1190-1, Agnes de Percy paying ‘xx s per Simonem de Kime, ii milites’ in Lincolnshire.

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.]

1194-5. Agnes de Percy granted delayed scutage payments in Lincolnshire.

1203, Agnes died.

(S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, 1963, “The Percy Fee”. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) CH&I.H.II..

Family notes:

Child of Joscelin and Agnes:

i. Henry de Percy (973530380), born ~1160 In England.

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