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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Chamberlain Herbert Fitz Herbert & Sybilla Corbet

 79959632. Chamberlain Herbert Fitz Herbert & 79959633. Sybilla Corbet

~1080, Herbert, 1st of the family born in England, s/o 159919264. Chamberlain Herbert of Winchester & 159919265. Emma fitz Odin.

~1095, Sybilla born in England, d/o §§Sir Robert Corbet of Longden.

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

1109-14, The archbishop of York grants to Sir Herbert the Chamberlain, and to his son, in fee, manors in Yorkshire.

~1111, Sybilla, a mistress of King Henry I. (S) Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, Schaus, 2006, P158. [Child: Reginald de Dunstanville (973469710).]

~1113, Herbert married Sybilla.

Bef. 1118, King Henry granted Weaverthorpe church to William fitz Herbert [2nd son] by his father Herbert the Chamberlain, with consent of his brother Herbert fitz Herbert. (S) St. William of York, Norton, 2006, P47.

1118, Herbert’s father blinded and castrated for attempting to kill the king. His office of chamberlain went to Geoffrey de Clinton [the other chamberlain at the time was Robert Mauduit, s/o William, who had been chamberlain with Herbert of Winchester.]

11/25/1120, The White Ship disaster. Many sons of nobles died crossing from Normandy to England. [Chamberlain Robert Mauduit was killed in this event. (S) Government of England Under Henry I, Green, 1989, P33.]

Bef. 1121, Herbert’s father died. [Some evidence supports he lived to 1129.]

Bef. 1127, Herbert and his brother William, Treasurer of York, with the consent of the Archbishop of York, granted the church of Wivertorp to the Yorkshire priory of Nostel.

1127-29, Henry king of the English to the archbishop of York and the barons of Yorkshire greeting. Know that I grant to the canons of St Oswald …  the gift of Herbert fitz Herbert and his brother William the treasurer of the church of Weaverthorpe … [King Henry’s approval of the previous gift.] (S) Nostell Priory, Carpenter, Univ. of Oxford, 2013.

1130, Chamberlain Geoffrey de Clinton, appointed in 1118, fell from the king’s grace. (S) Government of England Under Henry I, Green, 1989, P33.

1130, The King made an allowance to Herbert the Chamberlain. (S) Westminster Abbey Charters, London Rec. Soc., 1988, Cal. of Royal Doc’s.

1130, Herbert liquidated his fine of succession to Chamberlain for 353 marks of silver. (S) Medieval Prosopogaphy, Vs7-8, 1986, P52. (S) 1130 Pipe Roll.

1130-33, Abbot Herbert v. Herbert fitz Herbert over Parham, Sussex and Mapeleford. (S) Pubs. of London Record Society, V25, 1988, P59.

Bef. 8/1133, Writ of H I, informing his barons of Sussex and Mddx. that, by judgement of his barons of the Exchequer, Abbot Herbert proved his title to Parham (Sussex) and Mapeleford against Herbert Fitz Herbert. (S) Wesminster Abbey Charters, 1988, Cal. of Royal Doc’s, no.96.

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

1136, King Stephen confirmed King Henry’s charter to Herbert’s brother William of the church of Wivertorp [see Bef. 1118.] (S) St. William of York, Norton, 2006, P47.

1139, Herbert Fitz-Herbert, lord chamberlain to King Stephen. (S) Peerage of the United Kingdom, Debrett, 1814, P122.

1140, Herbert died. [Herbert held lands and churches at Londesborough, Weaverthorpe, Market Weighton, (all Yorkshire); Nether Wallop with Greatly (Wiltshire); Stanton (Wiltshire) and Kingsclere (Hampshire). (S) St. William of York, Norton, 2006, P48.]


9/26/1143, Herbert’s brother, William Fitz-Herbert, consecrated archbishop of York.

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

1157, King Henry granted Sybilla £10 yearly.

Sybilla died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P146ff.

Family notes:

·         §§Robert fitz Corbet of Longden was brought to England by Roger de Montgomery, kinsman of William the Conqueror.

Child of Herbert and Sibilla:

i. Herbert Fitz Herbert (39979816), born ~1115 in England.

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