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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Baron Robert de Tosny & Lady Adela ?

 318554338. Baron Robert de Tosny & 318554339. Lady Adela ?

~1035, Robert born in France, s/o 319834120. Roger of Tosny & 319834121. Godeheut ?.

~1050, Adela born in France.

1063, A charter of Marmoutier mentions Robert de Toeniaco, uncle of John, son of Guy de Laval. [With other charters this establishes that Robert had a sister named Bertha that married Guy de Laval. (S) The Genealogist, V17, Selby, 1901, P4.

12/25/1066, Robert the standard-bearer of William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings. (S) Inns and Alehouses of Stafford, Connor, 2013, Pvii. [The standard was consecrated by Pope Alexander II for William.]

 [Undated] Not long after the Conquest, Robert de Tony gave the church of Wootton Wawen with all its tithes and oblations, and an adjacent hide of land, together with a hide at Doversele, to the Benedictine abbey of Conches, Normandy, which had been founded by his father Roger de Tony. These grants were confirmed by Nicholas de Stafford, the founder's son, temp. Henry I. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V2, 1908, Prioy of Wootton Wawen.

By 1086, Robert built Belvoir castle, Leicestershire.

1088, Robert de Belvoire died holding 75 manors in 11 counties. (S) Ralph III and the House of Tosny, Huffman, 1984, Western Michigan Univ.

Child of Robert and ?:

i. Alice de Toeny (159277169), born ~1070 in France.

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