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Monday, August 24, 2020

Baron Adam de Port & Lady Mabel de Aureval

 243367440. Baron Adam de Port & 243367441. Lady Mabel de Aureval

~1150, Adam born in England, s/o §§Baron John de Port. [Adam ggs/o Hugh de Port, a baron in the reign of William the Conqueror.  (S) Hist. and Topo. Survey of Kent, V2, 1797, Crayford.]

~1160, Mabel born in England.

1171, Adam de Port, holding Warnford, Hampshire, rebuilt the church.

[1172, ‘Adam de Port’ of Herefordshire and Worcester forfeited his estates for treason.]

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

~1178, Adam married Mabel.

1180, Adam de Port gave 1000 marks for his lands and for his wife’s inheritance in Normandy.

Aft. 1189, Adam de Port governor of the castle of Southampton. (S) Topo. Dic. of England, 1848, Soughton.

1194, Adam de Port served the king in Normandy.

1197, Adam  de Port confirmed the gift of the church of Hatley to Newnham Priory. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V2, 1908, Cockayne Hatley.

1199-11/1212, Adam de Port was frequently with King John.

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. Arthur was also captured [but not brought to England, he was taken to Rouen.]

1202, Adam de Port and his son William brought the prisoners captured at Mirebeau to England.

1207, Adam de Port the lord of Abbotstone, gifted the whole of his land in Godsfield 'between the new ditch as it extends from the bishop's grove as far as the boundaries of Swarraton to the Hospitallers. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, Godsfield; & V2, 1903, House of Knights Hospitalers.

10/5/1208, Assizes taken at Lancaster before Adam de Port, Simon de Patshull, Henry fitz Hervey, Robert de Percy, Alexander de Pointon, Henry de Northampton, Ralph Hareng and Geoffry de L'Isle, Justices in Eyre. (S) Lancashire Assize Rolls, 1903, 10 John.

Bef. 7/13/1213, Adam, lord of Abbotstone, Hampshire, died.


1219, Mabel died.

(S) Hist. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Warnford.

Family notes:

Mabel, heiress & gd/o Roger de Saint John.

Over the north nave of Warnford church: ‘ADAM DE PORTU BENEDICAT SOLIS AB ORTU GENS CRUCE SIGNATA PER QUEM SUM SIC RENOVATA’. This gift to the church is confirmed by King Stephen, King Henry II, … by Baron John de St. John (2498700, Adam’s gggs) in 1316.

Child of Adam and Mabel:

i. William de Saint John (121683720), born ~1180 in England.

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