~1120, Thomas born in England, s/o §§Baron William Bardulf.
~1125, Rose born in Nottinghamshire, England, heir & d/o §§Baron Ralph Hanselyn, of Schelford, Nottingham, s/o §§Ralph Hanselyn.
~1143, Thomas’ marriage to Rose arranged by Duke Henry of Normandy. [Future Henry II. This was during the height of the civil war between Henry’s mother and King Stephen. It was important for Empress Matilda to forge alliances in England.]
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
1157, Henry II King of England confirmed the property of the abbey of Blanchelande, including donations by ‘Engelgerius de Bohon … Ricardus Avenel … Doon Bardouf et Thomas frater eius.’
Aft. 1159, Honor Piperelli de Londonia, … de quibus Thomas Bardulf, j militem; … (S) Red Book of the Exchequer, Hall, 2012, P732.
By 1164, Thomas obtained from William, brother of King Henry II, the Lordship of Bradewell by service of 1 knight’s fee. (S) Magni Rotuli Scacarii, Stapleton, 1844, P216. [‘Willelmus frater regis H[enrici]’ gave land at Bradewelle in Essex to Thomas Bardulf who gave 3 parts thereof with ‘tres filiabus suis in maritagio … Roberto de Sancto Remigio et Willelmo Bacun et Baldewino de Tony – husbands of 3 daughters of Thomas. These same lands were seized by the escheator when his son Doun died in 1203.]
1171, Thomas levied £75 scutage for Ireland of the fees of Raphe Hanselyn [but since he was in service, he likely did not have to pay.]
7/30/1171 at Valognes in Normandy, Thomas Bardulf witnessed a royal charter giving the vill of Grinsted to Richard de Luci. [Other witnesses include: William, earl de Mandeville, Richard de Camvill, Reginald de Curtenay, Hugh de Cressi, William de Stutevill.]
By 1172, Rose’s father died.
1172, Thomas paid £25 scutage rather than attend King Henry II into Ireland.
4/15/1173, K. Henry held his Easter court at Alencon. Notable supporters in attendance: … Hugh de Lacy, … Richard de Luci … Thomas Bardulf, Humphrey de Bohun.
4/1173, King Henry’s 3 eldest surviving sons: Henry, Richard & Geoffrey rebelled against him; supported by their mother. Thomas Bardulf listed as one of the ‘most notable of the King’s supporters’. [Note that “Doun” is not listed.]
10/11/1174, Louis VII stopped supporting King Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.
8/10/1175 at York, King Henry held his court. In attendance were Prince Henry, King William of Scotland, King William’s brother David of Huntingdon, and many nobles of Scotland who do homage. King Henry issued a charter to St. Clements nunnery at York witnessed by Earl William de Mandeville; Richard de Luci; Richard de Humet, constable; Ranulf de Glanvill; Reginald de Curtene; Thomas Basset; Hugh de Cressi; and Thomas Bardulf.
3/12/1176, ‘Thomas Bardolf et Roeis uxor eius’ settled a dispute with the monks of Bardenay.
~1177, Confirmation by Thomas Bardolf of the gifts of Ralf Hanselin I and Ralf Hanselin II in Rusltington. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V17, 1922, P19.
3/1179 at Gloucester, Thomas Bardulf witnessed the king’s confirmation of the foundation of Westwood abbey by Richard de Luci.
1179 at Winchester, Thomas Bardulf witnessed the dissolution of the convent of Amesbury. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P104.
9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.
1181-89, Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of Bec abbey, including the donation of ‘ecclesiam de Bernouville’ made by ‘Thome Bardolfi et Rohais uxoris sue.’
By 1187, ‘Thomas Bardul’ donated rent from his mill of Elwadeston on the Derwent with his daughter Mathildis [a nun there] by consent of his wife Rohais, mother of Mathildis, of whose inheritance was the mill, to Caen Holy Trinity.
2/1187, ‘Thoma Bardulfi’ subscribed the charter under which Henry II granted duty exemptions to the Cistercians of Dunes.
11/1187 in Normandy near Bur-le-roi, Thomas Bardulf witnessed royal charters to the Norman abbey of St. Stephen at Caen, and the abbey of St. Mary de Longues near Bayeux.
1/1188 at Cherbourg in Normandy, Thomas Bardolf witnessed a royal charter to the abbey of L’Essay. [Other witnesses: William fitz Ralph, seneschal of Normandy; William de Humez; Saher de Quenci; Hugh de Cressi and Alured de St. Martin.]
1188, Thomas Bardolf died holding 25 knights’ fees in England and a position as castellan. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P109. [Each son succeeded to lands.]
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dictionary, Burke, 1831, P25. (S) Court Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Pedigree – Washington Family, Welles, P277.
The descendants for 10 generations of the Bardolf lineage are given in a confirmation of a grant of 5/10/1438 to Anne and Joan, daughters of Lord Thomas Bardolf and Avice de Cromwell. [Not entirely correct.]
Thomas’ coast of arms: ‘Azure three cinquefoils or’ having the field crusilly.
Hugh Bardolf; who was prominent contemporary to Thomas in the records of King Henry II [1168 holding 2 knights’ fees], and the reign of King Richard I; died 1204; was the son of Ralph Bardolf. [This Hugh had a different coat of arms, which was also used by Hamelin Bardulf – 1162, lord of Bungay, Suffolk.]
1170-74, 1174, William Bardolf, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. [This William had a son named Walter – born ~1160.]
Child of Thomas and Rose:
i. Doun Bardulf (486764288), born ~1145 in England.
7/1173, Doon Bardolf with his brother Thomas, sons of Thomas Bardolf and his wife Rohese, commanded ‘the new castle of Drincourt (Neufchatel-en-Bray) when besieged by the young King Henry’. (S) FMG.
ii. Thomas Bardolf, born ~1150 in England.
Thomas married Adela d/o Sir Robert Corbet, lord of Alcestre, Warwick.
1179-80, Thomas castellan of the castle at Verneuil, Normandy. (S) Battle Abbey Roll, V1, 1889, P58.
1197, Thomas castellan of the castle at Verneuil, Normandy. (S) Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 1999, P71.
1190-91, ‘Thomæ Bardulfo, x s’, in Essex and Hertfordshire … ‘honor Piperelli de Londonia’ paying ‘li milites et vi pars … in diversis comitatibus.’
1197, Thomas died. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, Stapleton, P226. [Thomas’ lands given in custody to Hugh Bardolf.]
1198, Thomas’ brother Doon succeeded to his lands for a fine of 500 marks. [No heirs.]
iii. Mathildis Bardolf, born ? in England.
1187, Mathildis a nun at Caen Holy Trinity.