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Chamberlain Aubrey de Vere & Lady Alice Fitz Richard

1512946706. Chamberlain Aubrey de Vere & 1512946707. Lady Alice Fitz Richard

~1090, Aubrey born in England, s/o 3025893412. Aubrey de Vere & 3025893413. Beatrix of Ghisnes.

~1092, Alice born in Kent, England, d/o 319832448. Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare & 319832449. Adelize de Clermont.

8/5/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

 [–––Aubrey & Alice–––]

By 1111, Aubrey married Alice.

Bef. 1112, A donation by ‘dapiferi Albrici … et uxore eius Beatrice’, with the consent of ‘eorum filiis … Albricus, Rogerus, Rotbertus, Wuillelmus.’

1112, Aubrey’s father died, buried at Colne priory.

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, P54.

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 escaped.

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, at Marden.

12/25/1132, Aubrey de Vere at the Christmas court at Windsor.

5/1133, 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 Colne Priory.


Alice became a nun at St. Osyth’s Priory, Essex.

1163, Alice died.

(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.

Children of Aubrey and Alice:

i. Rohesia de Vere (756473353), born 1112 in Essex, England.

ii. Aubrey de Vere (189118256), born ~1117 in England.

iii. Juliana de Vere, (79638585), born ~1123 in England.

iv. Alice de Vere (39979821), born 1125 in England.

v. William de Vere, born ? in England.

Aft. 1163, William, a cleric at St. Osyth, recorded some family history: Aubrey de Vere, my father, … chamberlain to that mighty King, Henry the First … Justiciar of all England. Alice wife of Aubrey de Vere, my mother, a daughter of Gilbert de Clare … Alice of Essex daughter of Aubrey Ver and Alice. Alice my mother, a noble matron, lived a widow 22 years after her husband’s death. O St. Osyth! My mother chose thee for her advocate … fled to thy protection. … Rogerus filius Richardi, nepos comitis Hugonis Bigot, duxit in uxorem Adelizam filiam Adelize. (S) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1889, P245 & P246. 

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