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Lord Richard de Grenvile

 67111936. Lord Richard de Grenvile

~1185, Richard de Greinville born in England, s/o §§Richard de Grenvile & Gundreda ?.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

1204, Richard’s father died; his mother Gundreda surviving.

4/27/1205, Richard under age; given in wardship to Richard Fleminge for 600 marks and 6 palfreys. “Johannes Dei gratia … Ricardo Fleming custodiam terrarum et haeredum Richardi de Greinville, … et maritageo Gundredae uxoris praedicti Ricardi. …”

1206-7, Richard paid 5 marks to have the privileges of the inhabitants of Bideford equalised with those of Exeter.

1207, A confirmation charter of King John of Richard to Neath abbey. “Johannes Deo Gratia etc. Sciatis nos dedisse et concessisse et presenti carta nostra confirmasse Deo et ecclesie sancte Trinitatis de Neth et monachis ibidem Deo servientibus locum ubi castellum Ricardi de Granavilla …” (S) Cartae et Alia Munimenta, V2, 1910, P309.

~1208, Sir Richard Grenvile married his father’s ward, d/o Thomas fitz Nicholas of Middleton, who held 10 knights’ fees of the Honor of Middleton. (S) Journal of the Royal Inst. of Cornwall, V10, 1891, P379.

1210, Sir Richard Grenvile held 3 knights’ fees and a half in Devon and Cornwall of the honour of Gloucester.

1211, Sir Richard Grenvile held 3 knights’ fees and a half in Devon and Cornwall of the honour of Gloucester.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Richard died.

(S) History of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P34ff. (S) Rept.&Trans., Devonshire, V16, 1884, P682.

Family notes:

·         1200, Richard de Grenvile [“SIGIL. RIC. DE GRENVILE”], lord of Bedyford and Kilkhamoton, paid 40 marks and a palfry to have assize of the advowsons of those churches agains the Abbot of Twekesbury.

Child of Richard and ?:

i. Richard de Grenvile (33555968), born ~1210 in England.

Lord John Russel & Rohesia Bardulf

 67112064. Lord John Russel & 67112065. Rohesia Bardulf

~1175, John born in England, s/o §§Odo Russell. (S) Genealogical and Family History of Northern NY, V2, Cutter, 1910, P714.

~1175, Rohesian born in England, d/o 486764288. Doun Bardolf & 486764289. Beatrice de Warren.

1186, On the death of Aaron the Jew of Lincoln, John’s debt [possibly accrued by his father] to Aaron became a debt to the crown.

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


Rohesia 1st married to Henry de la Pomerai [his 2nd.]

1195-6, Henry de la Pomerai died.

1197-8, King Richard defeated Philip II near Gisors, 20 miles northwest of Paris.

1199, John, recently knighted, a sergeant in the household of King Richard I.

3/26/1199, King Richard mortally wounded at Chalus-Chabrol by a crossbowman shooting from the castle tower.

5/27/1199, King John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

1199, John a sergeant in the household of King John.

8/18/1199, King John allied his French barons against France by the Treaty of Chateau Gaillard. (S) Studies in Peerage, Round, 1901, P177.

1200, John Russell of Kingston Russell, Dorset, claimed lands in Upoteri Ascumbe and Stockleigh, co. Devon, in right of his wife against Henry De la Pomerai.

5/1200, King John signed a peace treaty with King Philip II of France, which required the payment of 20,000 marks.

1200, Sir John rendered his account for his debt to Aaron of £12 14s 8d, and paid into the Exchequer on account the sum of 20s; given respite for the rest of the debt.

1201, King John seized the country of La Marche on behalf of his new Queen Isabella; attacking Lusignan castles in Aquitane.

[––John & Rohesia––]

John married Rohesia.

1201-2, John Russell gave 50 marks for licence to marry Rohesia [actually a fine for marrying without licence], the sister of Doun Bardolf. [Rohesia sometimes given as d/o Thomas Bardulf (brother of Doun) & Adela Corbet. This Thomas died without heirs in 1198, his brother Doun paying £500 for his lands.]

8/1/1202, King John rescued his mother trapped in Mirebeau castle in Anjou, France. She was beseiged by his cousin Arthur, who John’s brother Richard had designated as his heir.

5/1205, John summoned by King John with ‘horses and arms.” [Ranulph, Earl of Chester, who was aligned with Gwenwynwyn of Powys in Wales, who was engaged in war against William de Broase. King John forced a peace agreement.]

1207-08, Sir John rendered his account for £5 12s8d.; and paid 6 marks on the debt; receiving a writ for quittance for the remainder. John also paid 8 ½ marks, leaving a balance of 5 marks, on the debt he owed for the marriage to Rohesia.

6/6/1210, Sir John with King John as he launched successful attacks in Ireland. [King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards in this campaign.]

1211, Dorset. “John Russell holds Kingston for half a hide of land from the Lord King from the time of William the Bastard, sometime King of England through the serjeanty of being marshall of the king's buttery at Christmas and at Pentecost.”

1211 in Wales, King John defeated Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

1211, John Russell acquired the manor of Little Bedwyn, newly subinfeudated from the royal manor of Bedwyn, Wiltshire.

7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.

9/1212, John in military service. Llywely ap Iorwerth recovered the lands lost to King John in Wales. During the Welsh rebellion, King John hanged 28 Welsh hostages, including a 7-year-old boy.

1213, John awarded the advowson of Puleham church in Dorset.

1213-14, Sir John summoned for military service.

1214, John and Rohesia his wife claimed [Rohesia in dower as widow of Henry de la Pomerai] to present to the church of Stockleigh against the abbot of Valle.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John [on his death] as King of England.

1/13/1217, John Russell and Henry de Cornhill, king’s stewards, to William Marshal, earl of Pembroke: certificate of Homage [to King Henry] of Ralph de Bolebec. (S) UKNA.

1217, Sir John received a summons for 1 knight’s service [of 115 total] to muster at Newark castle for the siege of Lincoln.

5/20/1217, William Marshall defeated Prince Louis’ forces at Lincoln.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown.

1217-22, John Russell, steward to Ralph de Neville, chancellor: on behalf of William Urnaven, bearer; the respite of payment for an inquest. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1218, The marriages of Hawyse and her older sister Isabel granted to John Russell of Kingston Russel. John married Isabel to his heir Ralph. John Russel sold the marriage of Hawise to John de Botreaux.

1218, King Henry III commands his chamberlain to give to 5 of the king’s knights, including John Russell, “5 robes of green or burnet, namely a tunic and mantle with supertunics of fine linen.” (S) CCRs.

5/17/1220, King Henry formally crowned at Westminster abbey by archbishop Stephen Langton.

6/15/1220 at York, King Henry III and King Alexander II of Scotland entered into a peace treaty … witnessed by [many including] ‘Johannes Russel … sworn themselves to enforce in good faith this same matter which the archbishop and bishops have promised in a word of truth …’

9/1220, John sent to La Rochell, Normandy, to receive King Henry’s sister Joan, who was being held by Hugh X de Lusignan [who had been bethrothed to now Queen Isabel of England before King John married her; and who was bethrothed to Joan by King John; but was now married to widow Queen Isabel; while holding Joan as hostage for the dower rights of the Queen.]

10/6/1220, It is commanded of Hugh de Lusignan that he should come to the Lord King in England and that he should bring with him the sister [Joan] of the Lord King and if he is unable to bring her with him then he should release her in the town of La Rochelle to John Russell, Ralph Gernun and Godfrey de Craucumb, or to two of those if the same three are not present at the same time. (S) CPRs.

11/1220, John Russell, steward to Henry III, and his councillors: a meeting with the count of La Marche; the king’s sister has been handed over at La Rochelle. (S) UKNA.

1221, Sir John Russell in custody of Corfe castle.

8/1/1221, Pledges of Robert de Muscegros for rendering 100m. at Michaelmas in the fifth year: John Russell, 20m. Richard de Muscegros, father of the same Robert, 20m. … Richard de Muscegros, the first-born of the same Robert, 20m. Richard de Muscegros junior, 20m. (S) FRsHIII.

12/30/1223, The household knights, John Russell and Ralph Gernun, surrendered the castles of Sherbourn and Corfe, and the sheriffdoms of Somerset and Dorset. (S) Minority of Henry II, Carpenter, 1990, P327.

1223-24, Sir John Russell sheriff of Somerset.

1224, Sir John Russell in custody of Corfe and Sherborne castles in place of Peter de Mauley.

5/1224, John Russell with Godfrey of Crowcombe, Ralph Gernun, and 10 Poitevins left England for Poitou.

1224, King Louis captured southern Poitou, Perigord, Quercy, and Limousin from the English.

1224, John died.

1224, Rohesia, widow of John, obtained a royal licence to marry whomsoever she pleased faithful to the crown.

(S) Historical Memoirs of the House of Russel, Wiffen, 1833. (S) Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P134ff.

Child of William and Eve:

i. Ralph Russel (33556032), born 1204 in Cornwall, England.

1257, Touching escheats, … Richard de Sancta Mora holds one knight’s fee in la Rade of Ralph Russell, which was formerly an escheat of the Norman lands. … King John gave that land to John Russell, Ralph’s father. (S) Somerset Pleas, 1897, P287.

Lord Ralph de Gorges & Elena de Morville

 67112072. Lord Ralph de Gorges & 67112073. Elena de Morville

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.

~1222, Ralph born in England, s/o 134224144. Thomas de Gorges &134224145. Joan ?.

1223, Elena born in England, d/o 134224146. Eudo de Morville & 134224147. Isabel de Wrokeshale.

1234, Ralph’s father died.

1236, The King gave “a handsome allowance” to one of Joan’s sons, Ralph, and “maintained” the other son, Thomas, at University.


1236, Thomas of Bayeux carried off the king’s ward Ellen, d/o Ivo of Morville and married her. Thomas was “outlawed”, and coming before the court adjudged as not married because Ellen was an “infant” [not of age 14], and not bound by marriage. Ellen was returned to the custody of Ralph de Gorges.

[––Ralph & Ellen––]

10/17/1237, The king has granted to Ralph de Gorges the marriage of Helena , one of the daughters and heirs of Eudo de Morville and Isabella, his wife, and has committed to Brother Geoffrey, almoner, and Aymer de St. Amand a moiety of the lands formerly of both Eudo and Isabella to keep to the use of the same Ralph [a minor] and Helena … Order to the sheriffs of Somerset, Dorset , Gloucestershire and Hampshire that once the aforesaid lands have been partitioned …, Brothers G. and A. to have full seisin of one moiety, and Matthew de Columbariis and his wife [Maud], another of the daughters and heirs of the aforesaid Eudo and Isabella, of the other moiety, … (S) FRsHIII.

4/13/1238, To Margaret late the wife of Roger son of Payn. The king has assigned 100 marks a year for having the custody of the lands late of her said husband to Robert de Monasteriis and his fellows, who were of the household of Thomas de Gorges, for their maintenance on the king's service; and to the use of Joan late the wife of the said Thomas, who takes 5 marks a year out of the said 100 marks with the manor of Purstok which has been assigned to her for the maintenance of her and her children [Ralph and Thomas]. (S) CPRs.

1238, Matthew de Columbars paid a fine for livery of the lands of the inheritance of Isabel, mother of his wife Maud [sister of Elena.] (S) Dormant and Extinct, Banks, V1, 1807, P142.

[––Ralph & Ellen––]

~1239, Ralph married Elena while she was still a minor. [It appears Elean was with child.]

1/16/1241, Appointment during pleasure of Bartholomew Peche and Joan de Gorges [Ralph’s mother] to the custody of the lands of Ralph de Gorges and Ellen his wife. (S) CPRs.

10/1/1241, Writ of liberate … to pay to Ralph de Gorges … 100s. … and at those terms £10 a year, for the maintenance of himself, his wife and children, until further order. (S) CPRs.

9/7/1242, at Bordeaux, France. Mandate to W. Cantilupo to assign as soon as possible to Ralph de Gorges £10 yearly of land in escheats or wards which the king has granted for the maintenance of him and his wife. (S) CPRs.

By 1245, “Rauf de Gorges, roele d’argent et d’azur.” (S) Roll of Arms, Nicolas, 1829, P17. (Another coat of arms in the same list: “Georges, Arg. a whirlpool az”.

4/10/1249, The king has granted to Ralph de Gorges that, of the 10 marks which he owes to Solomon of Marlborough, Jew, he may render … Order to the justices assigned to the custody of the Jews to cause him to have the aforesaid terms. (S) CFRs.

4/23/1252, Because Ralph de Gorges has not yet received £10 … of his annual fee of £20, which the king granted him … for which the treasurer and chamberlains received a writ of liberate, … William de Guuyz has delivered 10 marks to the same Ralph upon his aforesaid fee …. By the king. (S) CFRs.

9/6/1252, Ralph, with King Henry and Queen Eleanor, arrived at Wark castle, Scotland on a visit to see their 12-year-old daughter Queen Margaret [who King Henry believed was being mistreated]. Margaret entrusted Ralph with a letter to her mother Queen Eleanor. Ralph delivered the letter and was rewarded with a gift of 20 shillings.

5/30/1253, Protection for the following going with the king to Gascony, … Ralph de Gorges, knight … (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships.

10/23/1253–1254, King Henry’s army in camp in France at Benauge, Bazas, Meilhan, Bordeaux.

9/10/1254, at Bordeaux, France. Charter granting to Ralph de Gorges and his heirs free warren in his demesne lands which he has at present in Dorset. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Orleans, France.

1/1255, King Henry returned his forces to England.

8/12/1255 at York, Exemption, for life, of Ralph de Gorges from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.

1256, Elena’s brother John died. The manor of Knighton passed to Ralf de Gorges though his marriage to Elena, who possessed the manor in her right, and “received the homage of his tenants at Bradpole, in Dorsetshire.” (S) Hist. Topo. And Antiquities of the Isle of Wight, Adams, 1856, P111. [Elena’s father was Eudo/Ivo as shown by previous records and was deceased when she was an infant. The “John de Morville”, deceased, must be her brother …, not her father.]

1256-57, Ralph summoned to march against the Welch.

1/20/1257,  Exemption, at the instance of Ralph de Gorges, king’s yeoman, of Herbert de Spineto from being put on assizes … (S) CPRs.

1258, Henry of Bratton appointed to hear assizes in which Ralph de Gorges was concerned. (S) Bracton’s Note Book, V1, 2010, P100.

10/28/1259, Of those who are  crossing with the king to France and have protection, with clause, so long as they are in his service in these parts … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.

1260, Ralph de Gorges summoned to service in Wales. (S) Extinct and Dormant, Burke, 1841, P222.

1/4/1261, Hugh de Trubleville of Cornwall gives 1 mark for having a writ of record at the Bench. He is to pay that mark in the king’s Wardrobe … by the pledge of Ralph de Gorges, the king’s valet. (S) FRsHIII.

3/25/1261, at the Tower of London, Grant to Maurice de Berkele of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer … The like to the following in like terms of the following yearly fees … Ralph de Gorges, £20. (S) CPRs.

1261, William de Berkeley alienated 3 of the manors of his wife, Avice de Blackford, to Ralph de Gorges, intending to deprive young John de Blackford of his inheritance. (S) UKNA.

12/1261, Ralph de Gorges gives 1 mark for a writ ad terminum. Order to the sheriff of Devon. (S) FRsHIII.

7/12/1262, Grant to Ralph de Gorges of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide for him more bountifully in wards or escheats. (S) CPRs.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons. The French relatives of Queen Eleanor, the primary target of the rebellion, secretly returned to France.

6/15/1263, Commitment, during pleasure, to Ralph de Gorges of the castle of Schyreburn. Mandate to Philip Basset to deliver it to him. (S) CPRs.

1263, Ralph with King Henry III at Bristol, from which the king and queen left for France. [Ralph apprently accompanied them.]

9/23/1263, King Henry and Queen Eleanor were in Boulogne, France at the request of King Louis. [King Henry returned to England without the Queen.]

12/18/1263, Ralph de Gorges witnessed a grant by the king to Roger de Mortuo Mari. (S) CPRs.

1/1/1264, Protection with clause … Ralph de Gorges, … going with the king beyond the seas … (S) CPRs.

1262, Henry of Bratton appointed to hear assizes in which Ralph de Gorges was concerned. (S) Bracton’s Note Book, V1, 2010, P100.

3/20/1264, Mandate to the knights and freemen of the counties of Somerset and Dorset … to come with horses and arms and their whole posse to Oxford by Mid Lent to give their counsel and aid, and the king will pay their expenses … R. de Gorges with the sheriff … to induce and if necessary compel them by every means to come. (S) CPRs.

5/14/1264, King Henry, son Richard, and son lord Edward, and Henry of Almain captured by Gilbert de Clare at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

8/7/1264, Simple protection, without clause, until Michaelmas, for Ralph de Gorges, king’s yeoman. (S) CPRs.

10/22/1264, Protection until the Purification for Ralph de Gorges. (S) CPRs.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity.

6/11/1265, Simple protection until Michaelmas … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward [future Edward I] defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire, effectively ending the barons’ revolt.

8/18/1265, Simple protection until the Nativity of the Blessed Mary … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.

9/1265, Ralph de Gorges appointed High Sheriff for Devon.

11/21/1265, The king has committed custody of the castle of Exeter with appurtenances to Ralph de Gorges for as long as it pleases the king, such that concerning the issues etc. (S) FRsHIII.

1266, Ralph, lord of Litton, Dorset [a fief of 3 knights held of the Honour of Chewton], died holding Poorstock for his life. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii, Stapleton, 1844, P247.


8/12/1272, Mandate to Matthew de Columbariis [Ela’s brother-in-law] and Ela late the wife of Ralph de Gorges to deliver the son and heir of Thomas Maudut, who held in chief, … (S) CPRs.

8/18/1272, Because the executors of the testament of Ralph de Gorges have done surety to the king by Elena de Gorges, Ralph de Gorges de Abuere, William de Dun and Walter de Rumbrig' for rendering the debts, if any, which the aforementioned Ralph de Gorges deceased owed to the king on the day he died, … permit the aforesaid executors to have free administration … (S) CFRs.

8/29/1272, Because the executors of Ralph de Gorges have made security to the King by Eleana de Gorges, … for the debts if any, the aforesaid Ralph de Gorges deceased owed to the King in the day which he died … executors of the said will touching the goods taken into the King's hands … to have free administration and to make execution of the same will.

Elena died.

Child of Ralph and Elena

i. Ralph de Gorges (33556036), born ~1240 in England.

Baron Walter de Wahull & Albreda ?

 67547136. Baron Walter de Wahull & 67547137. Albreda ?

~1130, Walter born in England, eldest s/o 135094272. Simon de Wahull & 135094273. Sibyl ?.   

By 1153, Walter, his mother, and father presented Langford Church to the Knights Templars.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1154, Albreda born in England.

~1160, Walter’s father died.


Walter married Rohaise, acquiring in frank marriage land in Ravenstone, co. Buckingham. (S) The Genealogist, Vs7-9, 1987, P10.

1163, Walter described by Theobald Archbishop of Canterbury [1139–61] as an ‘invader’ of Ramsey Abbey, who was commanded to desist from his depredations. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V1, 1926, The Abbey of Ramsey.

1166, Turgis the clerk of Patshull held 1/5th of a fee of Walter de Wahull. Robert Butevileyn held 2 fees of Walter. Hugh son of Reginald held 1 fee of Walter. Stephen de Welton held 3 fees of Walter.

1167, Walter held the Barony of Wahull; declaring himself to hold 27 knight’s fees of ancient feoffment, and 3 of his own demesne, on the assessment of the aid for marrying the king’s daughter.

By 1167, Rohesia died.


By 1168, Walter married to Albreda.

1168, Walter de Wahull sent in his certificate of knights’ fees by Albreada, his 2nd wife. [Albreda would be at least 12.]

1173, Walter de Walhull and Hugh le Lege in a full court of “six old men” allocated the 8 hides in Segheho.

10/17/1173, Walter, an adherent of Robert, earl of Leicester, taken prisoner at a battle between Framlingham and Bury St. Edmunds. [Walter’s brother Simon also participated in the battle.]

~1180, Walter, son of Simon de Wahull, and Simon his son confirmed grants in Grimscote.

By 1185, Walter died, his son Simon his heir.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Woodhull Genealogy, 1904, P13. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, Vs1-3, Farrer, 1923, P64. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P194.

Family notes:

·         The Woodhill family was descended from the great Domesday baron, Walter Flandrensis, Lord of Patteshall, created 1st Baron Wahull by William the Conqueror. The s/o the 1st Baron was Simon de Wahull. (S) NY Gen. and Bio. Record, 1880, P190.

Children of Walter and Roesia:

i. Simon de Wahull, born ~1165 in England.

1185, The inquest of Templar property listed lands in Sharnbrook and the Langford church as gifts of Simon de Waulle.

1190-92, Simon a crusader with King Richard in the Holy Land. [Simon likely died in the Holy Land, supposedly by drowning.]

Simon held the Barony of Wahull of 30 knights’ fees in diverse counties.

By 1193, Simon died. [Geoffrey fitz Piers accounted for £35 sterling for £140 of Anjou, late of Simon de Wahull, which were found at Woburn and received by the hands of Simon’s seneschal, Robert de Paretin.]

1197, Hubert Archbishop of Canterbury paid £333 6s. 8d. for the wardship and marriage of Simon’s son and heir John de Wahull.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912.


·         John de Wahull, born ~1192 in England. [Heir] 1206, Archbishop Hubert died; John was still a minor; the wardship was transferred on a further payment of 300 marks to Isabel, widow of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and wife of Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar of England. 1213, John furnished 3 well-equipped knights for 1 year’s service beyond the sea, receiving for himself at the same time permission to delay his own departure on account of ill-health. 1215, John supported the Baron’s Revolt leading to the Magna Carta. 1216, John died, leaving his sisters as coheirs.

·         Agnes de Wahull, born ~? in England. Agnes, wife of Robert de Basingham. 1218, Agnes married 2nd William fitz Warin. 1222, Agnes sole heir to Wahull estates. 1238, Agnes died, her son John heir. Children: John de Basingham – died 1239, with his granduncle Saher becoming heir.

·         Rohaise de Wahull, born ~? in England. 1221, Rose, wife of Robert de Lisle [Insula], died without issue.

ii. Walter de Wahull, born ~1170 in England.

1194, Walter de Wahull accounted for £27 for his scutage of Wales for 27 fees of the old feoffment. [Walter administering the estates of his older brother.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1199, Walter de Wahull, knight, witnessed a charter of King John to St. Frideswide.

1204, Walter married Albreda, widow of Guy de St. Valery.

1205-6, Walter received the manor of Pateshull at Northamptonshire.

1207, Walter and his wife Albreda in a dispute with Radulfus de Stanbrig.

By 1208, Walter died. (S) The Genealogist, 1914, P15.     

Children of Walter and Albreda:

iii. Saher de Wahull (33773568), born ~1185 in England.

Baron William Malet

 67547142. Baron William Malet

~1173, William born in England, heir & s/o 135094284. Gilbert Malet & 135094285. Alice Picot.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

12/12/1189, William with King Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade.

7/1190, The English and French armies met at Lyons.

1191, Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily; then captured Acre; then defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.

8/1/1192, Richard conducted a sea assault on Jaffa, which had been recaptured by Saladin.

10/9/1192, King Richard left by ship for home expecting to be protected as a crusader; butwas captured near Vienna.

1193, William’s father died.

3/12/1194, King Richard, released from captivity, landed at Sandwich, England. In 2 weeks he had recovered all his lands.

1195, William in Normandy with King Richard I.

1195, By the Treaty of Louviers, King Richard gave up Vexin, but regained other contested territories in Berri.

1196, William paid a fine of £150 for livery of his inheritance.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1200, William Malet of Enemore, tenent, was sued by his cousin William Malet of Curri on a writ of mort d’ancestor for 2.5 hides in Sutton Mallet, Somerset.

1203, William’s suit with his cousin William settled for money and a palfrey. (S) Publications of Somerset, V6, 1892, P20.

1204, William paid the King 100s for right to sue for the lordship of Swinton.

4/1208, At Westminster. William Malet, querent. Warine son of Gerold and Alice his wife, and William de Eston, 3 knights fees in Chilton and in Stocland and in Clahulle … fees to be the right of William de Eston, as held of Warine and Alice, … (S) Somerset Record Society, V6, 1892, P25.

12/1209, William appointed sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. (S) Somersetshire Pleas, V11, 1897, P82.

6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland with 700 ships. William’s retinue had 5 knights [of his 21 fees held.] (S) Studies in Taxation, Mitchell, 1914, P97.

1211, William appointed sheriff of Somerset and Dorset.

7/3/1212, William Malet sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, delivered at the Exchequer. (S) Liber Feodorum, 1920, P56.

[––William & Alice––]

William married 2nd Alice Bassett, coheir & d/o Baron Thomas Basset of Colyton and Whitford, Devon. [No children.]

2/9/1214, King John sailed for Poitou. William served in Poitou with 10 knights and 20 man-at-arms. King John unsuccessfully invaded France trying to recover his lands. [This service was to repay his debts to King John.]

7/2/1214, 800 knights with Prince Louis of France, victorious at the battle of La Roche-aux-Moines against the forces of King John of England.

1214, King Philip and King John agreed to a 6-year truce at Chinon.

10/1214, King John returned to England.

4/1215 at Stamford, William joined the confederacy of barons against King John.

6/15/1215 at Runnymead, William one of the signers of the Magna Carta.

11/20/1215 at Bury St. Edmunds, William elected as one of the 25 to guarantee observance of the Magna Carta. (S) History, Gazeteer and Dir. of Suffolk, 1874, P565.

7/7/1215, Maurice fitz Thomas fitz Maurice, a hostage, in the custody of William Malet, to be committed to Geoffrey de Marisco and taken to Ireland. (S) English Historical Review, 1914, P309.

12/16/1215, William and other barons excommunicated by the Pope; and William fined 2000 marks. (S) Magna Carta, Wurts, 1942.

1216, William Malet son of Gilbert, the donor, being found in arms against the king, all his lands were seized, and Compton granted to Hugh de Vivonne. [“Know all men that I, William Malet son of Gilbert Malet, have given … the convent of Athelingenye 8 acres of land in Cumptun …”.] (S) Two Cartularies of the Benedictine Abbeys of Muchelney and Athelney, 1899, P144.

1216-17, William died; holding the manor of “Dundon super Polden” previously held by his ancestor Robert Malet (d.bef.1156).

[Alice later married John Bisset. At her death her heirs were her 3 daughters by John.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P549. (S) DNB, Lee, 1909, P865.

Family notes:

·         A “William Malet”, lord of Graville, Normandy, and of Lilley in Herts and Coleby in Lincolnshire, is distinct from the Malet family of Somerset. This William was also in revolt against King John.

Children of William and ?:

i. Hawise Malet (10000961), born ~1198 in England.

ii. Mabel Malet (33773571), born ~1200 in England.

iii. Bertha Malet, born ? in England.

Bef. 4/11/1221, Bertha died leaving no heirs.

Lord William de Lindsay & Alicia de Limesi

 67547148. Lord William de Lindsay & 67547149. Alicia de Limesi

~1150, William born in Scotland.

Alicia born in

12/9/1165, William the Lion, age 22, succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland

1172-2/2/1194, William of Lindsey has granted to the church of St Giles of Binny a half ploughgate of land which his ancestor ‘Durandus’ (Thorald son of Swain, sheriff of Edinburgh) gave, with meadow and toft in Thorald’s court and with common pasture, in pure and perpetual alms. (S) POMS.

12/8/1174, Agreement between William, king of Scots, and Henry [II], king of England. Treaty of Falaise. William de Lindsay identified as a Scottish hostage in the agreement. (S) POMS, FMG.

1198-1190, William of Lindsey has given, granted, and by this his charter established, to Newbattle Abbey in free and perpetual alms a certain part of his land of Crawford (LAN) by stated bounds, saving the beasts and birds of that land to him and his heirs, and saving the service of the lord king and the service pertaining to Swain son of Thor and his heirs. (S) POMS.

1185-1200, King William to Newbattle Abbey; he has granted and by this charter established the donation which William of Lindsay made of land in Crawford. (S) POMS.

1187-88, William de Lindeseia owes 40 marks for having the right in the K’s court against Henry the clerk of Appelby, the Countess of Albemarle, and Nicholas de Stuteville in Uckemanebi and Blendherseta, and Wuering, and Leventona, and Laweswater, and Bekyrmet and Stapelthein in Cumberland. (S) FMG.

[Undated] "Willelmus de Lyndessay" donated "terre mee de Cruford" to Newbattle priory. (S) FMG. [Affirmed by his son  and grandson.]

~1205, William, of Luffness, Scotland, died.

Child of William and Alicia:

i. David de Lindsay (33773574), born ~1175 in England.

Baron Gerard de Limesi & Lady Amicia de Bidun

 67547150. Baron Gerard de Limesi & 67547151. Lady Amicia de Bidun

~1135, Gerard born in England, s/o §§Alan de Limesi, s/o §§Ralph de Limosin & Hadwisa ?.

~1140, Amicia born in England, d/o §§Halenath de Bidun.

~1159, Gerard married Amicia.

1160-61, Essex and Herts, Gerard de Limesi, xv milites. [15 knights’ fees]

1161-62, Warks & Leics, Gerard de Limesi, ii milites. [2 knights fees]

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

(S) Throton’s History of Nottinghamshire, V3, 1796. (S) FMG. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P5. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, 1905.

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 (d.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 (d.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 de Harcourt (121696967).

1185, John a knight.

1198, John died.

1198, Alice married Walleran, earl of Warwick.

1205, Alice died.

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

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

Bef. 1185, Alan de Limesy donated 5 hides in Bradwell in Oxfordshire, and also the church, as well as many smaller gifts to the Preceptory of Sandford, Oxfordshire. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V2, 1907, House of Knights Templars.

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 ~1178 in England.

v. Alianor de Limesi (33773575), born ~1180 in England.

Lord Walter de Vere & Lucy Basset

 67547552. Lord Walter de Vere & 67547553. Lucy Basset

~1160, Walter born in England, s/o 135095104. Henry de Vere.

~1170, Lucy born in England, d/o §§Richard Basset.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1194-95, Walter married Lucy, niece of Alan Basset, who granted Pytchley. Walter assumed the name ‘Drayton’.

1194-95, Walter de Drayton held half a fee in Northants. (S) Hist. of the County of Northampton, V3, 1930.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

[Undated] Charter: ‘I William Fitz-Robert Fitz-Aubrey have granted to Robert de Vere my nephew Twynwell and Addington, which I hold by the grant Walter de Drayton.’

1210-11, Walter died.

(S) Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, V1, Waters, 1878, P47.

Family notes:

·         Walter de Vere, Knt., founded Lowick church in Northamptonshire. (S) Gentleman’s Magazine, V211, P169.

·         Walter de Drayton’s arms: Argent a Cross engrailed Gules. (S) Heraldry, Pagentry and Social Display in Medieval England, Coss, 2002, P51.

Child of Walter and Lucy:

i. Henry de Drayton (33773776), born ~1190 in England.

Sir Philip de Orreby & Alicia de Bamfield

 67547700. Sir Philip de Orreby & 675477001. Alicia de Bamfield

~1170, Philip de Oreby born in England, s/o §§Herbert de Orreby.

~1175, Alicia born in England, d/o §§Thomas de Bamfield of Storeton, forester of Wirral.

1194-95, Philip de Orby the constable of Coventry. (S) Lordship and Medieval Urbanisation: Coventry, Goddard, 2004, P81.

1202, Philip appointed justice of Chester. (S) Hist. of the City of Chester, Hemingway, 1831, P251.

1202-29, Quitclaim by Philip de Orreby … 6 sellions of land in Furlongesgreues and 2 sellions of land in Stapelford … Witnesses: Richard de Sondbache Sheriff of Cheshire, William de Malpas, … (S) UKNA.

1203, Philip de Orby the ‘senescaldo comitis’, steward of Ranulf III, earl of Chester. (S) Lordship and Medieval Urbanisation: Coventry, Goddard, 2004, P81.

By 1204, Philip de Horreby a witness to the charter of the Earl of Chester to the burgesses of Coventry. (S) Florilegium Urbanum, Early Records of Medieval Coventry, V11, 1986.

1208-26, Philip de Kima and Sir Ranulf earl of Chester. … Witnesses: … P[hilip] de Orrebi, justice of Chester, Henry de Aldidel, John Lestrange, Guarin de Vernon, T. Despenser, John de Arden, … (S) UKNA.

1209-28, Ranulf earl of Chester and Lincoln and Stephen de Segrave … Witnesses: Philip de Orreby, justice of Chester, Baldwin de Ver, Ralph de Bray, William de Vernun, … (S) UKNA.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

7/12/1219, Philip de Orreby has asked Pandulf, bishop elect of Norwich, for the custody of the land held by the late Thurstan Banastre whose son has married the daughter of the said Philip. (S)  UKNA.

7/17/1219, Phillip of Orby, justice of Chester , has made fine with the king by 50m for having the custody and marriage of Robert, son and heir of Thurstan Banaster. (S) FRsHIII.

7/1219, William de Vernon, sheriff of Lancaster, to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: the value of Thurstan Banastre's lands; the heir to these is married to the daughter of Philip de Orreby, justiciar of Chester. (S) UKNA.

5/31/1222, Fine before Ranulf Earl of Chester & Lincoln and Philip de Orreby Justiciar of Chester, … the mill pond of Stapelford and 6 perches of land pertaining to the chapel of Stapelford. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1228, Henry III, in his minority, granted a market on Tuesday and a fair every year to Philip de Orrebi. (S) Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool, Herdman, 1843, P39.

By 1229, Philip’s son and heir Philip died.

1229, Philip de Orreby purchased from Roger de Montalt the custody of Agnes (16886925), daughter of Philip de Orreby the younger, and of his wife Leuca, daughter of Roger de Montalt, and of the inheritance descended from him in Elleford and Cassinglond, and the disposal of her in marriage, with consent of friends.

1229, William de Vernon succeeded Philip de Orreby as Justiciary of Chester. (S) Staff. Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Plea Rolls.

1230-31, Philip died.

1/1231, … and he further stated that Philip de Orreby had the custody of the heir, and after the death of Philip, the said William had committed the heir to a nunnery in Cheshire … (S) Staff. Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Plea Rolls.


Alicia married 2nd Sir William de Vernon.

1233, Alicia, William, and her son Fulco set Alicia’s dower lands.

By 1244, Alicia died.

(S) Parentalia, 1851, P113.

Children of Philip and Alice:

i. Philip de Orreby (33773850), born ~1195 in England.

ii. Fulco de Orreby, born ? in England.

1243-44, Fulco released his rights to his mother’s dower lands to Philip’s heir Agnes (16886925).

1259, Fulco a justiciary, replacing his relative Roger de Montalt.

1261, Fulco died.

Lord William de Turville & Isabel de Fulbrook

 67547782. Lord William de Turville & 67547783. Isabel de Fulbrook

~1175, William born in England.

1190, William de Turvill held Fulbrook as half a knight’s fee.

1198, William de Bereford granted 2 mills in Fulbrook, Warwickshire, to William and Isabel.

1206, William de Turville granted the manor of Weston Turville for a term of 13 years to Geoffrey Fitz Piers, Earl of Essex.

1217, William de Turville assented to endowing his son William’s wife, Maud de Hastings, with the manor of Pailton, Warwick.

1217, William died. (S) FRsHIII.


1220, Isabel claimed the manor of Fulbrook against Maud de Hastings.

Isabel died.

(S) Hist. of Warwick, V6, 1951, Bilton & Leek Wooton. (S) Hist. of Warwickshire, V3, 1908, Fulbrook.

Child of William and ?:

i. William de Turville, born ? in England.

William married Maud de Hastings.

1217, William died, his heirs his sisters.

1217, Maud, on the death of William, claimed the manor of Pailton, Warwick in dower.

ii. Cecily de Turville (33773891), born ~1200 in England.

[Cecilia was a daughter of Isabel de Turville. (S) UKNA, 5/24/1224.]

iii. Pernel de Turville, born ? in England.

Pernel married Simon de Crewelton. [Simon took the name Turville.]

1235, Simon de Turville and Roger de Craft answered for ½ knight's fee in Fulbrook and Woodcote. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Fulbrook.

iv. Isabel de Turville, born ? in England.

Isabel married Walhamet le Poure. [No children.]

Earl Hugh le Bigod & Lady Juliana de Vere

 79638584. Earl Hugh le Bigod & 79638585. Lady Juliana de Vere

Bef. 1100, Hugh born in England, s/o 159277168. Roger le Bigod & 159277169. Alice de Toeny.

1107, Hugh’s father Roger died, succeeded by his son William.

11/26/1120, William Bigod died in the same shipwreck that killed William, heir of King Henry I.

11/27/1120, Hugh succeeded his brother, who died in the White Ship sinking, as hereditary Steward of the household, and hereditary patron of Thetford priory and Felixstowe priory.

1122, Hugh Constable of Norwich Castle and governor of the city of Norwich.

~1123, Juliana born in Essex, England, d/o 1512946706. Aubrey de Vere II & 1512946707. Alice FitzRichard.

1123, Notification that Walter de Gloucester has given to his nephew William de Mare Little Hereford in fee to be held by the service of 2 knights … attested … Hug Bigoto …. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V10, 1888, P18.

1131 at Waltham, Grant of the King for the use of the canons of the church of the martyrs Gervase and Protase of Sees … attested … Waleran count of Meulan, Hugh Bigot and Humphrey de Bohun sewers, Miles of Gloucester, … Payn fitz John, … Geoffrey fitz Pain, … (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P563.

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.

12/2/1135, King Henry I died in Rouen, Normandy. Hugh, a powerful baron of East Anglia, supported Stephen of Blois as the new king of England, swearing that King Henry released the barons from their oaths to Matilda and had designated Stephen as his successor on his deathbed.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

1136, Hugh le Bigod witnessed King Stephen’s Charter of Liberties.

1136, On a rumor of King Stephen’s death, Hugh siezed an held Norwich. [Which he subsequentley returned to the King.]

9/1139, King Henry’s daughter Empress Matilda invaded England with forces led by her half brother Robert, Earl of Gloucester, and took control of western England.

1140, Hugh created Earl of Norfolk. Hugh, although the earl of Norfolk, held most of his lands in Suffolk, and  owed a service of over 160 knights to the King. The castles in Norfolk included Framlingham, Bungay and Walton. In East Anglia Hugh was in a power struggle with the house of Blois, the family of King Stephen.

1/1141, Hugh le Bigod commander of King Stephen’s army.

2/2/1141, Hugh le Bigod with the forces of King Stephen defeated at the battle of Lincoln castle. Matilda’s forces captured King Stephen.

9/14/1141, Empress Matilda’s forces defeated at the battle of Winchester by forces led by King Stephen’s wife Matilda of Boulogne. Empress Matilda’s brother Robert, earl of Gloucester, was captured.

1141, King Stephen exchanged for Robert, earl of Gloucester, again became King of England.

[––Hugh & Juliana––]

~1148, Hugh married Juliana.

1148, Hugh sided with Archbishop Theobald, in conflict with King Stephen, and who he protected in his castle of Framlingham. [Hugh helped with the reconciliation.]

6/1149, Duke Henry returned to England, and took control of Devizes castle with the permission of the bishop.  King Stephen’s son Eustace was sent to search for him in the south of England. Duke Henry had gone to Bristol, but Hugh, now supporting Henry, created a diversion east Anglia along with other barons.

7/1152, King Stephen seized Hugh’s castle at Ipswich for the crown. [Which Hugh did not give up.]

8/1153, King Stephen’s only heir Eustace died. Henry, duke of Normandy [future Henry II], invaded and attacked Stamford to assert his claim to the crown. Hugh held Ipswich against King Stephen’s forces.

11/6/1153, King Stephen by the Treaty of Wallingford named Matilda’s son [Henry II] as heir to Stephen.

1154, Earl Hugh, 1 of more than 20 earls, known as Consul of East Anglia.

10/25/1154, King Stephen died.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

1154, Hugh, steward to King Henry II, confirmed as Earl of Norfolk, and as lord of Eresham, Walesham, Alvergate, & Aclay.

1155, Hugh resigned the castle of Framlingham to King Henry [Later restored, Hugh and King Stephen’s son William were in constant disputes. Both had property seized.]

1156-57, Hugh, sheriff of Norfolk accounting ‘de verteri firma.’

1157, Hugh in rebellion against scutage and other fees of Henry II, and still in contention with William s/o King Stephen for lands in Norfolk.

5/1157, King Henry brought an army and forced Hugh into submission.

1163, Hugh Bigod, earl of Norfolk, a witness to the Anglo-Flemish Money Fiefs document. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P117.

Aft. 1/1164, Hugh one of many barons excommunicated by archbishop Becket of Canterbury [for retention of lands of the monastery of Pentney, Norfolk.]

1165, Hugh made partial payment in the large fine he agreed to in 1157.

1166, Hugh Bigod of Norfolk, held 161 knights’ fees in England and Wales. Hugh also owed 1000 marks for a fine. (S) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, Given-Wilson, 2008, P15. [Assessed on the aid of marrying the King’s daughter.]

3/3/1170, King Henry returned to England after an absence of 4 years.

1173, Hugh le Bigod created Lord of the Honour of Eye by King Henry the young.

1173, Hugh became a key rebel baron in the revolt of the sons of Henry II.

9/25/1173, Robert de Beaumont fled just before the King Henry II burned his fortress at Bréteuil, Normandy. Robert landed at Walden, Suffolk with Flemish mercenaries, where he was joined by Hugh. Their forces plundered Norwich and took Hagenet castle.

10/17/1173, Hugh in opposition to the royal forces at the battle of Fornham. [His son Roger was on the royalist side.] (S) Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I; 1886, P295. [An estimated 10,000 died, Hugh escaped.]

1173, Hugh reached Dover, procured a truce with local barons, and with 14,000 Flemish forces sailed to France.

1174, Hugh returned with his Flemish forces to England and captured Norwich. Henry II returned to England, assembled and army, and demolished Hugh’s castles at Ipswich and Walton. Hugh’s forces at Framlingham and Bunga surrended to King Henry. King Henry dismantled Framlingham. Hugh surrendered before King Henry destroyed Bungay. Hugh fined 1000 marks and had to give hostages to King Henry. (S) Antiquities of Framlingham, Green, 1834, P41.

7/25/1174, Hugh renewed his homage to King Henry II and was reinstated as Earl of “Norwic and Norfole”, and forgiven 500 marks still owed since 1166.

Bef. 3/9/1177, Hugh died; buried at the monastery at Thetford.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P84. (S) Official Baronage of England, V2, Doyle, 1886, P574. (S) Henry II, Warren, 1973.

Family notes:

·         Hugh divorced Juliana to marry Gundreda ?. (S) The Reign of King Stephen, Crouch, 2000, P120.

Child of Hugh and Juliana:

i. Roger le Bigod (39819292), born ~1150 in England.

ii. William le Bigod, born ? in England.

By 1178, William died; buried with his father.

Child of Hugh and Gundreda:

iii. Hugh le Bigod, born ? in England.

1190, Roger le Bigod gave King Richard 1000 marks for his inheritance and to prevent his half-brother Hugh from being rewarded any of their father’s lands.

1206, Roger le Bigod paid a fine to King John to dismiss the claims of his half-brother Hugh.

Sir Ralph de Tony & Margaret de Beaumont

 79638586. Sir Ralph de Tony & 79638587. Margaret de Beaumont

~1130, Ralph de Tosny born in Normandy, s/o 159277172. Sir Roger de Toeni & 159277173. Ida of Hainault.

~1132, Margaret born in England, d/o 159116046. Robert de Beaumont & 159116047. Amice de Gael.

5/1138, Robert of Gloucester captured Roger de Tosny, who had be leading a rebellion in Normandy. A settlement was made whereby a daughter of Earl Robert [Margaret] would marry Roger’s son [Ralph].

[Undated] Walter de Ispania attested a charter of Ralph fitz Roger de Conches (Tosny) for Saint-Evroul. (S) Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, V1, Keats-Rohan, 1999, P452.

1154, Ralph de Toeni was with the Duke of Normandy [future Henry II] at Le Lierru in the forest of Conches. (S) Ancestry of Chamberlin and Grant, V3, Henderson, 2000.

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

1162, Ralph’s father died.

1162, Radulfus de Toene died. (S) FMG.

1163-4, ‘Margareta uxor Rad de Toeni’ making payment "de Suppl de Welcumesto" in Essex and Hertfordshire. (S) FMG.

1164, Margaret widow of Rad’ de Toeni.

1185, ‘Margareta de Tony … lx annorum’ and her land “in Welcumestowe.” (S) FMG.

Margaret died.

(S) Parochial and Family History of the Parish of Blisland, Maclean, 1868, P65.

Family notes:

·         Conches about 4 leagues southwest of Everux in Normandy.

Children of Ralph and Margaret:

i. Roger de Tony (19989872), born ~1155 in England.

ii. Ida de Tony (39819293), born ~1158 in England.

Baron Raphe de Valletort & Lady Joan of Cornwall

 79849536. Baron Raphe de Valletort & 798495367. Lady Joan of Cornwall

~1138, Joan born in England, d/o 973469710. Reginald de Dunstanville & 1596990735. Countess Amicia of Cornwall.

~1140, Raphe born in England, s/o §§Roger de Valletort.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1163, Raphe married Joan.

1164, Radulph de Valletort succeeded his father.

1164-5, Radulph made a payment to the sheriff of Devon.

1165, Raphe de Valle Torta held fees in Devon.

1166, The honour of Trematon, consisting of 59 small fees in Devonshire and Cornwall, with the lordships of Sutton, Maker and Kingstamerton, held by Radulfus de Valletort, all of the Earl of Cornwall. (S) Report & Transactions – Devonshire, V38, 1906, P344. [Ralf also held 1 knight’s fee in chief.]

1168, Raphe Vautort, Lord of Trematon, living.

1171, ‘Devonesira. Radulfus de Valle Torta, xxs’. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer, Pt1, 1896, P56.

1171-2, Raphe died.

(S) Tristram Risdom, 1897, P73. (S) Virginia Cousins, Goode, 1887, P460.

Family notes:

·         The name signifies “the curved valley”. (S) Patronymica Britannica, Lower, 1860, P363.

·         1086, Reginald de Valletort held the honour of Trematon.

·         1162, Roger de Valletot paid scutage.

Child of Raphe and Joan:

i. Joel de Valletort (39924768), born ~1165 in England.

Baron Henry Lovel

 79849664. Baron Henry Lovel

~1160, Henry Luvel born in England, s/o 159699328. Henry Lovel & 159699329. Alice ?.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1194, Henry’s father died; his brother Ralph succeeding.

1197, Henry Luvel assessed in the 3rd and 4th scutage at 20s for every fee against the Norman army.

1198-1202, Ralf de Trubleville appoints Henry Luvel as his attorney against Robert de Kokefeld' and his wife. (S) Pleas Before the King, Stenton, 1967.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.


Henry married 2nd Cristina ?. Henry settled the services, reliefs, marriage and wardship due of the manor of Avarton on Christinal in lieu of a dowery.

1201, Henry Luvel assessed for aid.

1207, Henry heir to his brother Ralph Lovel. Matilda, widow of Ralph, for 23 marks and 16 oxen relinquished her right of dower in the manor of Hunewic. Henry paid 300 marks and 7 palfreys for the lands. (S) King John, Church, 2003, P323.

1208, Henry held land by the service of 4 knights: 2 for the honor of Mortain, 2 for the honor of Castle Cary; also holding Hunewy, Pydecumbe, and Colney in the hundred of Brewton, co. Somerset; Pydecumbe and Colney held jointly with his mother Alice, and Maud, the widow of his brother Rodolph.

6/6/1210, King John left England on an expedition for Ireland. Henry paid scutage of 330 marks on 18 fees to avoid the expedition. (S) Studies in Taxation, Mitchell, 1914, P99.

1210, Henry Luvel fined 80 marks and 1 palfry that he might be quit of the whole debt the said Henry owed to Vivo the Jew of Lincoln. (S) Proceedings – Dorset Natural History …, V19, 1898, P78.

6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards in this campaign. [Henry likely on this campaign. (S) See 1212.]

1211 in Wales, King John defeated Llywelyn, reducing his holdings to Gwynedd and Meirionydd, and imposed a very large tribute. Henry charged 23 marks scutage in Wales for 11 plus knights’ fees.

1212, Henry received permission, by fine, to go into Ireland. [Many barons were going there to seek new lands.]

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1218, Henry died.


8/25/1218, Somerset. The bishop of Bath and Glastonbury gives the king a palfrey for having licence to marry Christiana who was the wife of Henry Luvel. (S) FRsHIII.

Christina married Richard Cotel.

4/1219, … dower of Christina from the free tenement of Henry Luvel once her husband in Kary, Wreketon, and Pidecumbe. … For this Richard Cotel and Cristina remitted what further claim Cristina had in the land of Henry Luvel … saving … which Ralph Lebutiler and Matilda his wife, who was the wife of Ralph Luvel, hold by inheritance from Ralph Luvel … (S) Somerset Record Society, V6, 1892, P33.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct, Burke, 1866, P332. (S) A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery, Anderson, 1742. (S) Hawick and Its Old Memories, Wilson, 1858, P95.

Child of Henry and ?:

i. Richard Lovel (39924832), born ~1185 in England.

Viscount Henry de Cornhill & Lady Alice de Curci

 79849850. Viscount Henry de Cornhill & 79849851. Lady Alice de Curci

~1145, Henry born in Lukedale in Littlebourn, Surrey, England, s/o 159699700. Gervase de Cornhill.

~1155, Alice de Coucy, born in England, d/o 159699702. William III de Curcy.

~1173, Henry married Alice.

1173-77, Henry de Cornhill the sheriff of Surrey. (S) Natural History … Surrey, V1, Aubrey, 1719, P26.

1176, Alice’s father died; her brother William succeeding.

1182, Henry de Cornhill one of the justices paid for expenses associated with the ship Henry de Schornis, which sailed to Spain for the infanta of Portugal. (S) Judges of England, V1, Foss, 1848, P251.

Aft. 5/9/1183, Henry’s father died.

9/1185, Idem Vicomes (Henry de Cornhill) r.e. de £15 8s of land … (S) History of Staffordshire, V2, 1881, P10.

1186, Henry de Cornhill one of the justices in Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Hants and Wilts.

Bef. 9/1186, Henry de Cornhill received a grant from the crown.

1188, Acknowledgement by Henry de Hastings that he has borrowed 5 marks of silver from Henry de Cornhill. (S) Pipe Roll Soc., V10, 1888, P90.

9/29/1188, Henry de Cornhill elected one of the 1st sheriffs of London [with Henry fitz Eylwine]. (S) Camden Series, V33, 2012, P-II.

By 1189, Notification by John, son of Andrew Bacuinte, the he has made Gervase de Cornhill, and Henry his son, his heirs of all his rights in land and chattels. This was done as well at the hustings of London as in the King’s court at Wesminster. (S) Reports from Commissioners, 1874, P16.

1189-90, William de St. Marlae, bishop of London, attested some accounts of Henry de Cornhill, sheriff of London. (S) Biographia Juridica, Foss, 1870, P582.

7/5/1189, Henry de Cornhill witnesses a royal charter at Chinon in France.

7/6/1189, Henry de Cornhill with King Henry II when he died at Chinon.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1189-90, King Richard directed his precepts to Henry de Cornhill, sheriff of London, to provide a certain quantity of military accoutrements, stores, and provisions for the king’s use towards his crusade. (S) New Hist. of London, Baldwin, 1773.

4/4/1190 at Canterbury, Henry de Cornhill received a grant by King Richard I. (S) CChRs.

6/1190, King Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade. [Richard would not return to England until 1194.]

1190-92, Henry the sheriff of London; succeeded in the office by his brother Reginald. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1856, P152.

1191, Henry of Cornhill renders account of £2250 received from the Treasury,  £1300 in white silver and £950 in Pence; and £2500 which he receive from William Puintell, constable of the Tower of London; and £100 received from Richard, archdeacon of Canterbury … (S) Crusade of Richard I, Archer, 1888, P11. [Henry had charge of the mint.]

1192, Henry de Cornhill accounted for the profits of the cambium [coin production] of all England except Winchester. (S) Bankers Magazine, V26, 1872, P17.

1193, Henry de Cornhill died holding half of the manor fo Oxted, Surrey. (S) Hist. of Surrey, V4, 1912, Oxted.


1194, Alice de Curcy married 2nd Warin Fitz Gerold, the king’s chamberlain [who held Curcy in 1212 in her right].

10/1194, Alice, wife of Warin fitz Gerald, heiress to her brother William de Curcy. (S) A Discoverie of Certaine Errours, Brooke, 1724, P100.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

By 1212, Alice died.

(S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of Henry II, Eyton, 1878.

Child of Henry and Alice:

i. Joan de Cornhill (39924925), born ~1175 in England.

Child of Warin and Alice:

ii. Margaret fitz Gerald, born ? in England.

Margaret married 1st to Baldwin de Reviers (d.1188 without heirs), s/o Earl Richard, s/o 159699734. Earl Baldwin de Redvers.

Margaret married Falkes de Bréauté.

Lord Robert of Gloucester & Hawise de Redvers

 79849866. Lord Robert of Gloucester & 79849867. Hawise de Redvers

~1130, Robert fitz count born in England, natural s/o 159916042. Earl Robert de Caen.

~1140, Hawise born in England, d/o 159699734. Earl Baldwin de Redvers & 159699735. Adeliz Baluun.

10/31/1147, Robert’s father died; his oldest half-brother William succeeding.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

Aft. 1154, ‘Henry Rex Angl Dux Norman & Acquietan … concessisse & confirmasse’ … the manor of Conerton to Robert, son of the Earl of Gloucester, my cousin, for his services … (S) Cornwall Record Office: Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice [AR/17 - AR/50].

6/4/1155, Hawise’s father died.


Aft. 7/1157, Robert married Agnes fitz Nigel, the widow of Eustace fitz John [killed in battle.] (S) CH&I, HII.

1158, Robert fitzCount, constable of Chester, granted Watton priory all the land as Eustace fitzJohn gave it with the consent of Agnes his wife, from whose marriage portion there was exchanged. (S) Book of Seals, Hatton, 1950, P356.

4/1158, A confirmation of a grant by King Henry mentions a grant by Agnes fitz Nigel and her husband Robert.

1160, Robert named in a charter, addressed in a writ from King Henry II as Castellan of Gloucester.

[––Robert & Hawise––]

By 1161, Robert married 2nd Hawise.

By 1161, Hawise, daughter of Earl Baldwin de Redvers, made a gift to Quarr Abbey jointly with her husband, Robert, son of Earl of Gloucester. [Quarr abbey founded by Baldwin de Redvers in 1131.]

1169-73, Robert died. (S) CH&I, HII.

Child of Robert and Hawise:

i. Mabel Fitz Robert (39924933), born ~1170 in England.

Lord William de Breuse & Bertha de Hereford

 79958018. Lord William de Breuse & 79958019. Bertha de Hereford.    

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

~1110, William born in England, s/o 159916036. Philip de Braose & 159916037. Aenor de Totenies.

~1122, Bertha born in England, d/o 39979818. Earl Milo Fitz Walter & 39979819. Sybill de Newmarch.

1131-39, William’s father died. William’s interest in Sussex was maintained as he confirmed the grants of his father and grandfather for the maintenance of Sele Priory and extended St. Mary’s, Shoreham.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

[––William & Bertha––]

By 1141, William married Bertha.

1140, Charter of William de Braiose to the monks of St. Florent. (S) Kings and Chroniclers, Galbraith, 1982, P206.

1141-54, William de Braiosa and his cousin Philip de Harcourt jointly made a grant to the Knights Templars of the manor and church of Shepley. (S) History of Buckingham, V4, 1847, P589.

12/24/1144, Bertha’s father died; her brother Roger succeeding.

1148-55, Agreement between Earl Roger of Hereord [Bertha’s brother] and William de Braiose, his brother-in-law. (S) Camden Miscellany, 1964, P20.

1153, Grant by Ralph de St. Owen, to which William de Breose attached his seal. (S) 4th Report of the Royal Commission, 1874, P463.

1154, William de Breosa in a grant to the Templars in Sussex.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

3/1161 at Leon, France, William de Braose witnessed a royal charter to the Canons of Herting, Sussex.

6/1162 at Chinon, France, William de Braose witnessed a royal charter on behalf of the Monks of St. Peter of Gant.

1/13-28/1164, Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], Richard de Luce, …, Roger Bigot, Reginald de Warren, …, William de Braiose, Richard de Camville, Nigel de Mowbray, … William Malduit-chamberlain, … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

1165, Bertha’s last surviving brother, Mahel, died in an accident, leaving his sisters as heirs. Bertha’s third share brought a number of important lordships to the Braoses including Brecknock and Abergavenny.

1166, William de Braose held 28 fees of the honor of Barnstaple. (S) Transactions of Devonshire, V34, 1902, P729.

1169, William de Breosa in a grant to the Templars in Sussex.

11/11/1171, in Dublin, Ireland, William de Braose witnessed a charter of King Henry II in which he gave the city Dublin to the men of Bristol.

3/1172 at Wexford, Ireland, William de Braosa, William de Albini, … witnessed the grant of the kingdom of Meath to Hugh de Lacy. (S) Legal Institutions, Honorary Hereditary Offices …, Lynch, 1830, P141.

4/1173, William de Braose, sheriff of Herefordshire. (S) Lists and Indexes, V9, 1898, P59.

1173, William, Lord of Builth and Radnor, died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7,  Eyton, 1858. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.

Family notes:

·         From an inquest of 1185: ‘Philippo de Braosa fratre Willeimi de Braosa.’ (S) Records of the Templars, Lees, 1935, P231.

Children of William and Bertha:

i. Sybil de Braose (39979009), born 1142 in England.

ii. William de Braose (189118344), born ~1145 in England.

iii. Bertha de Braose (47268485), born ~1155 in England.

Comte Simon de Montfort & Comtesse Amicia de Beaumont

 79958022. Comte Simon de Montfort & 79958023. Comtesse Amicia de Beaumont

~1135, Simon “le Chauve” born in Montfort-Sur-Risle-Eure, France; s/o 159916044. Simon de Montfort & 159916045. Matilda ?.

~1135, Amicia born in Leicester, England, d/o 159116046. Earl Robert de Beaumont & 159116047. Amice de Gael.

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

[––Simon & Amicia––]

~1150 in France, Simon married to Amicia. This is the beginnings of relations of the Montfort family with England.

By 1157, Simon’s father died.

2/1157, At Caen, Symon, comte de Evreux, witnessed a charter of King Henry II of England to St. Stephen’s abbey at Caen.

1159, King Henry II of England attacked Toulouse, which he claimed by right of his wife. King Louis VII intervened to defend his sister Constance, wife of Count Raymond V of Toulouse.

11/1159, Simon, comte de Evreux, compelled to give up his fortresses of Rochefort, Epernon, and Montfort to King Henry II, which interrupted the French King’s communications between Paris, Orleans and Etampes.

5/1160, By a peace agreement at Chinon, negotiated by Pope Alexander III, King Louis recognized King Henry’s rights over Normandy and Aquitaine. As part of the treaty, Simon, Comte of Evreux was restored to the fealty of France [along with 2 others specifically named.]

2/1167 at Caen, King Henry II confirmed multiple grants including one of Symon, comte of Evreux, to St. Stephen’s abbey at Caen.

4/5/1168, Amicia’s father died.

4/1173, King Henry’s 3 eldest surviving sons: Henry, Richard & Geoffrey rebelled against him.

1173, King Louis VII called a national assembly in support of the rebellion of King Henry II’s sons.

1173, Simon joined the revolt of Young King Henry against his father.

10/11/1174, King Louis VII stopped supporting King Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.

1175, Simon captured by the Count of Flanders who successfully besieged the castle of Aumale.

9/21/1177, Simon, comte of Evreux, witnessed the Treaty of Ivry between King Henry and King Louis.

10/1/1177, Simon Comte of Evreux was with King Henry II at Verneuil when King Henry summoned the army of Normandy to Argentan.

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

3/13/1181, Simon died; buried at Evreux Cathedral, France. (S) Annales Cestrienses Chronicle of the Abbey of S. Werburg, At Chester.


1207, Amicia coheiress of her brother Robert de Beaumont, earl of Leicester.

1215, Amicia died.

Amicia married 2nd widower Alberic I, Comte of Dampmartin, Chamberlain of France.

(S) The Life of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, Prothero, 1877. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.

Children of Simon and Amicia:

i. Amuri de Montfort, born ? in France.

Amuri 7th [and last] Count of Evreux.

Amuri married Mabel, d/o 79958114. Earl William Fitz Robert & 79958115. Countess Hawise de Beaumont.

ii. Bertrade de Montfort (39979011), born 1155 in England.

iii. Earl Simon de Montfort IV, born 1160 in France.

Simon married Alice de Montmorency, d/o Bouchard V, sire de Montmorenci.

1198, Simon went to the Holy Land as the leader of a contingent of French knights.

1210, Simon forfeited his English estates to King John.

1209, Simon de Montfort captured Carcassone. [Simon a famous warrior and crusader: “the scourge of the Albigenses”. Simon in multiple battles of the Cathar wars of southern Europe. Alice accompanied Simon on crusade.]

9/12/1213, Simon de Montfort defeated the combined forces of Raymond of Toulouse and Pedro II of Aragon at the battle of Muret. (S) Queer Iberia, Blackmore, 1999, P125.

1215, The Lateran Council confirmed Simon  de Montfort in possession of lands which the Crusaders had obtained by papal confiscation from the Waldenses. (S) Cyclopedia of Biblical, V5, McClintock, 1894, P257.

6/25/1218, Simon killed by a stone from a siege engine at the battle of Toulouse on the 4th crusade.

Child: Earl Simon de Montfort, born 1208 in Normandy. Simon, 6th Earl of Leicester, was a leader of the Baron’s revolt against King Henry III. 1264-65, Simon effectively ruled England. 8/4/1265, Lord Edward [I] defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed.