Maud de Ufford

F, b. 1345, d. 25 January 1413
Father*Sir Ralph de Ufford
Mother*Maud of Lancaster
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Vere.
     Maud de Ufford, Countess of Oxford (1345/1346- 25 January 1413), was a wealthy English noblewoman and the wife of Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford. Her only child was Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, the favourite of King Richard II of England. In 1404 in Essex, she took part in a conspiracy against King Henry IV of England and was sent to the Tower of London; however, she was eventually pardoned through the efforts of Queen consort Joanna of Navarre.[1]. She resided in the picturesque village of Great Bentley in Essex.

Maud was born in Ireland sometime in about 1345 or 1346. Her parents were Sir Ralph de Ufford, Justiciar of Ireland and Maud of Lancaster, widow of William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster. Maud was their only child and heiress, although she had a uterine half-sister, Elizabeth de Burgh, who was the suo jure Countess of Ulster.

On 9 April 1346, Maud's father died in Kilmainham. Sir Ralph had been an incompetent Justiciar, and was thoroughly disliked by the Irish.[2] Maud, who was a baby, and her mother fled to England. Sometime between 8 August 1347 and 25 April 1348, Maud's mother became a canoness at the Augustine Abbey of Campsey in Suffolk.

When she was a child, sometime before 10 June 1350, she married Thomas de Vere, son and heir of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford and Maud de Badlesmere. He would succeed to the title of 10th Earl in 1360; henceforth, Maud was styled as the Countess of Oxford. The marriage produced one son.1

Child of Maud de Ufford and Thomas de Vere


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Robert de Beaumont

M, b. 1049, d. 5 June 1118
Father*Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger b. c 1015, d. 29 Nov 1094
Mother*Adeline of Meulan b. c 1017, d. 1081
     Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Count of Meulan (1049 – 5 June 1118) was a powerful English and French nobleman, revered as one of the wisest men of his age. Chroniclers speak highly of his eloquence, his learning, and three kings of England valued his counsel.

He accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066, where his service earned him more than 91 lordships and manors. When his mother died in 1081, Robert inherited the title of Count of Meulan in Normandy, also the title of Viscount Ivry and Lord of Norton. He did homage to Philip I of France for these estates and sat as French Peer in the Parliament held at Poissy.

At the Battle of Hastings Robert was appointed leader of the infantry on the right wing of the army.

He and his brother Henry were members of the Royal hunting party in the New Forest, when William Rufus received his mysterious death wound, 2 August 1100. He then pledged alligience to William Rufus' brother, Henry I of England, who created him Earl of Leicester in 1107.

On the death of William Rufus, William, Count of Evreux and Ralph de Conches made an incursion into Robert's Norman estates, on the pretence that they had suffered injury through some advice that Robert had given to the King; their raid was very successful for they collected a vast booty.

According to Henry of Huntingdon, Robert died of shame after "a certain earl carried off the lady he had espoused, either by some intrigue or by force and stratagem." His wife Isabella remarried in 1118 to William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey.1 Count of Meulan.

Children of Robert de Beaumont and Elizabeth of Vermandois


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Isabel Bigod

F, b. circa 1212, d. 1250
Father*Roger Bigod b. c 1144, d. 1221
Mother*Maud Marshal b. 1194, d. 27 Mar 1248
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Lacy.
Married NameHer married name was fitz Geoffrey.
     Isabel Bigod, Lady of Shere (c.1212- 1250), was an English noblewoman, the only daughter of Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk.[1] She was the wife of Gilbert de Lacy, of Ewyas Lacy, and John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere.

Isabel was born in Thetford, Norfolk in about 1212, the only daughter of Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, a Magna Carta surety, and Maud Marshal (1192- 27 March 1248). Her paternal grandparents were Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk and Ida de Tosny, a former mistress of King Henry II of England. Her maternal grandparents were William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke. She had four brothers including Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk and Hugh Bigod. She also had two younger half-siblings John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey and Isabelle de Warenne, by her mother's second marriage to William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey. Isabel's father had died in 1225.1

Child of Isabel Bigod and John fitz Geoffrey


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Sarah de Beauchamp

Father*William de Beauchamp b. 1215, d. 1269
Mother*Isabel Mauduit b. 1227, d. b 1268
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Talbot.
Married NameHer married name was Talbot.

Child of Sarah de Beauchamp

Katherine Talbot

Mother*Sarah de Beauchamp

William Mauduit

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Mauduit was also known as de Maudit.

Children of William Mauduit and Alice de Beaumont

Alice de Beaumont

F, d. before 1263
Father*Waleran de Beaumont b. 1153, d. 12 Dec 1204
Mother*Alice de Harcourt
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Maudit.
Married NameHer married name was Mauduit.

Children of Alice de Beaumont and William Mauduit

Waleran de Beaumont

M, b. 1153, d. 12 December 1204
Father*Roger de Beaumont b. 1102, d. 12 Jun 1153
Mother*Gundred de Warenne b. a 1118
     Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick (1153 – 12 December 1204) was the younger son of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Gundred de Warrenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois. He was also known as Walerian de Newburg.

After his brother's death an impostor arose, claiming to be the deceased Earl; he gave Waleran a great deal of trouble in maintaining his claim. He does not appear to have been a great soldier, for he paid scutage money to escape military service in Wales. His position in the Court is attested by his bearing the right hand Sword of State at the Coronation of King John, 27 May 1199.

He liberally supported the hospital of St. Michael's Hospital, Warwick and gave to the nuns of Pinley land at Claverdon, and land at Brailes to the nuns at Wroxall, Warwickshire.1

Child of Waleran de Beaumont and Alice de Harcourt

Children of Waleran de Beaumont and Margery d'Oyly


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Roger de Beaumont

M, b. 1102, d. 12 June 1153
     Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1102 – 12 June 1153), was the elder son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick and Marguerite, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier. He was also known as Roger de Newburg.

He was generally considered to have been a devout and pious man; a chronicle of the period, the Gesta Regis Stephani, speaks of him as a "man of gentle disposition". The borough of Warwick remembers him as the founder of the Hospital of S. Michael for lepers which he endowed with the tithes of Wedgnock, and other property; he also endowed the House of the Templars beyond the bridge. In the reign of Stephen he founded a priory dedicated to S. Kenned at Llangennilth, Co. Glamorgan and he attached it as a cell to the Abbey of S. Taurinus at Evreux in Normandy.

He married 1130 Gundred de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois and had six children.

Child of Roger de Beaumont and Gundred de Warenne

Gundred de Warenne

F, b. after 1118
Father*William II de Warenne d. 1138
Mother*Elizabeth of Vermandois b. c 1081, d. 13 Feb 1131
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGundred de Warenne was also known as Gundrada.
Married Name1130As of 1130,her married name was de Beaumont.

Child of Gundred de Warenne and Roger de Beaumont

Alice de Harcourt

Father*Robert de Harcourt
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Beaumont.

Child of Alice de Harcourt and Waleran de Beaumont

Robert de Harcourt


Child of Robert de Harcourt

William Mauduit

M, b. circa 1220, d. 8 January 1267
Father*William Mauduit
Mother*Alice de Beaumont d. b 1263
     William Maudit (or Mauduit), 8th Earl of Warwick (abt 1220 – 8 January 1267), was an English nobleman and participant in the Barons' War.

He was the son of Alice de Beaumont (daughter of the 4th Earl) and William de Maudit, and so was the grandson of Waleran de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Warwick. His father was the lord of Hanslape and hereditary chamberlain of the exchequer, a title that went back to another William Maudit who held that office for Henry I.

He adhered to Henry III in the wars with the barons. He was surprised in his own castle, Warwick Castle by John Giffard, the governor of Kenilworth Castle. The walls of the castle were destroyed and the countess taken prisoner to Kenilworth, and only released on payment of a ransom nineteen hundred marks.

William Mauduit made the castle in the corner of Portchester Castle (Portus Adurni) for an unknown reason. This was made in 1090 and is a Norman Castle and had palisades on each side of the castle.

He died without issue and the estates then passed to his sister Isabel de Maudit who had married William de Beauchamp. She died shortly after Warwick's death and the title passed to their son William.1


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Adelaide of Vermandois

F, b. 1062, d. 1122
Father*Herbert IV of Vermandois b. 1028, d. 1080
Mother*Adele of Valois
     Adelaide of Vermandois (1062 - 1122) was suo jure Countess of Vermandois and Valois and the last member of the Carolingian dynasty.

Adelaide was the daughter of Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, and Alice, Countess of Valois. Her younger brother Odo became Count of Vermandois upon their father's death in 1080. However, five years later, he was disinheredited by the council of Barons of France because of his mental illness. Thus, Adelaide and her husband succeeded to the Counties of Vermandois and Valois.

Adelaide married firstly Hugh Magnus, son of King Henry I of France. By this marriage she had nine children:

Matilda(1080-1130), married Ralph I of Beaugency
Beatrice (1082-after1144), married Hugh III of Gournay
Ralph I (1085-1152)
Elizabeth of Vermandois, Countess of Leicester (1085-1131)
Constance (1086-??), married Godfrey de la Ferté-Gaucher
Agnes (1090-1125), married Boniface of Savone
Henry (1091-1130), Lord of Chaumont en Vexin
Simon (1093-1148)
William, possibly married to Isabella, illegitimate daughter of King Louis VI of France
In 1104, she married secondly Renaud II, Count of Clermont. By this marriage she had one daughter, Margaret, who married Charles I, Count of Flanders.

In 1102, Adelaide was succeeded by her son, Ralph I. Adelaide died in 1122 and the Carolingian dynasty died out with her.1

Children of Adelaide of Vermandois and Count Hugh I of Vermandois


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Emma of France

F, b. 1054
Father*King Henry I of France b. 4 May 1008, d. 4 Aug 1060
Mother*Anne of Kiev b. c 1028, d. 1075

William de Warenne

M, b. after 1118, d. 1148
Father*William II de Warenne d. 1138
Mother*Elizabeth of Vermandois b. c 1081, d. 13 Feb 1131
     William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey (died 1148), was the eldest son of the William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey and Elizabeth de Vermandois.

He was generally loyal to king Stephen. He fought at the Battle of Lincoln (1141), and was one of the leaders of the army that pursued the empress Matilda in her flight from Winchester, and which captured Robert of Gloucester.

He was one of the nobles that, along with Louis VII of France, took crusading vows at Vezelay in 1146, and he accompanied the initial army of the Second Crusade the next year. He was killed by a Turkish attack while the army was marching across Anatolia (modern day Turkey) on their way to the Holy Land.

In Dec 1147 the French-Norman force reaches the Biblical town of Ephesus on the west coast of Turkey. They are joined by remnants of the German army which had previously taken heavy losses at Dorylaeum. Marching across Southwest Turkey and fight in an unsuccessful battle at Laodicea against the Turks on the border between Byzantine Empire and Seljuks of Rum (3-4 Jan 1148). On 8-Jan they battle again in the area of Mount Cadmus, where Turks ambush the main train of infantry and non-combatants because the main force is too far forwards. King Louis and his bodyguard of Templar Knights and Noblemen sallied forth in a classic example of chivalry to protect the poor and valiantly charged the Turks. Most of the knights were killed, including William, and Louis barely escaped with his life. His army arrives later at the coastal city of Adalia. The battle is recorded by Odo de Deuil, personal chaplain to Louis, in his book De Profectione - pp 68–127.

He was a great-grandson of Henry I of France, and half-brother to Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, and Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford.

William married Adela (or Ela), daughter of William Talvas, count of Ponthieu, who was the son of Robert of Bellême.

They had one child, a daughter, Isabel, who was his heir. She married first William of Blois, second son of king Stephen, and who became earl of Warenne or Surrey. After he died without children in October 1159, she married Hamelin, half-brother of Henry II, who also became Earl of Warenne or Surrey. He took the de Warenne surname[citation needed], and their descendants carried on the earldom.1

Child of William de Warenne and Adela Talvas


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Adela Talvas

F, b. after 1115, d. 10 October 1174
Father*William III of Ponthieu b. c 1095, d. 20 Jun 1172
Mother*Helie of Burgundy b. c 1080, d. 28 Feb 1141
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAdela Talvas was also known as Ela.
Married NameHer married name was de Warenne.

Child of Adela Talvas and William de Warenne

William III of Ponthieu

M, b. circa 1095, d. 20 June 1172
Father*Robert de Bellême b. 1052, d. a 1130
Mother*Agnes of Ponthieu b. c 1080, d. a 1105
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam III of Ponthieu was also known as William II Talvas.
     William III of Ponthieu (c. 1095–20 June 1172), son of Robert II of Bellême and Agnes of Ponthieu. He is also called William (II; III) Talvas.

He assumed the county of Ponthieu some time before 1111, upon the death of his mother. His father escaped capture at the battle of Tinchebrai (1106). Later, as envoy for King Louis of France, he went to the English court. He was arrested by King Henry of England and was never released from prison. William was naturally driven by this to oppose King Henry and his allegiance to count Geoffrey of Anjou caused Henry to seize certain of William's castles in Normandy.

His wife was Helie of Burgundy, daughter of Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy. The Gesta Normannorum Ducum says that they had five children, three sons and two daughters. Guy II is called "the eldest son", but the editors doubt this. He assumed the county of Ponthieu during his father Talvas' lifetime, but preceded him in death (Guy II died 1147; William Talvas died 1171). His daughters married Juhel, son of Walter of Mayenne, and William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey.1

Children of William III of Ponthieu and Helie of Burgundy


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John De Lacy

M, b. circa 1192, d. 1240
     John de Lacy (c. 1192 – 1240) was the 1st Earl of Lincoln, of the fifth creation. He was the eldest son and heir of Roger de Lacy and his wife, Maud or Matilda de Clere (not of the de Clare family).[1] In 1221 he married Margaret de Lacy, daughter of Robert de Quincy and niece of Ranulph de Blondeville through her mother Hawise. Through this marriage John was in 1232 allowed to succeeded de Blondeville as earl of Lincoln.[1] He was one of twenty-five barons charged with overseeing the observance of Magna Carta in 1215.[2]

He was hereditary constable of Chester and,in the 15th year of King John, undertook the payment of 7,000 marks to the crown, in the space of four years, for livery of the lands of his inheritance, and to be discharged of all his father's debts due to the exchequer, further obligating himself by oath, that in case he should ever swerve from his allegiance, and adhere to the king's enemies, all of his possessions should devolve upon the crown, promising also, that he would not marry without the king's license. By this agreement it was arranged that the king should retain the castles of Pontefract and Dunnington, still in his own hands; and that he, the said John, should allow 40 pounds per year, for the custody of those fortresses. But the next year he had Dunnington restored to him, upon hostages. About this period he joined the baronial standard, and was one of the celebrated twenty-five barons, one of the Sureties, appointed to enforce the observance of the Magna Charta. But the next year, he obtained letters of safe conduct to come to the king to make his peace, and he had similar letters, upon the accession of Henry III., in the second year of which monarch's reign, he went with divers other noblemen into the Holy Land.

John de Lacy (Lacie), 7th Baron of Halton Castle, and hereditary constable of Chester, was one of the earliest who took up arms at the time of the Magna Charta, and was appointed to see that the new statutes were properly carried into effect and observed in the counties of York and Nottingham. He was excommunicated by the Pope. Upon the accession of King Henry III. he joined a party of noblemen and made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and did good service at the siege of Damietta. In 1232 he was made Earl of Lincoln and in 1240, governor of Chester and Beeston Castles. He died on 22 July 1240 and was buried at the Cisterian Abbey of Stanlaw, in co. Chester. The monk Matthew Paris, records: "On the 22nd day of July, in the year 1240, which was St. Magdalen's Day, John, Earl of Lincoln, after suffering from a long illness went the way of all flesh." He married (1) Alice, daughter of Gilbert de Aquila, but by her had no issue. She died in 1215 and, after his marked gallantry at the siege of Damietta, he married (2) Margaret Quincy only daughter and heir of Robert de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, by Hawyse, 4th sister and co-heir of Ranulph de Mechines, Earl of Chester and Lincoln , which Ranulph, by a formal charter under his seal, granted the Earldom of Lincoln, that is, so much as he could grant thereof, to the said Hawyse, "to the end that she might be countess, and that her heirs might also enjoy the earldom;" which grant was confirmed by the king, and at the especial request of the countess, this John de Lacy, constable of Chester, was created by charter, dated Northampton, 23 November 1232, Earl of Lincoln, with remainder to the heirs of his body, by his wife, the above-mentioned Margaret. In the contest which occurred during the same year, between the king and Richard Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Earl Marshal, Matthew Paris states that the Earl of Lincoln was brought over to the king's party, with John le Scot, Earl of Chester, by Peter de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, for a bribe of 1,000 marks. In 1237, his lordship was one of those appointed to prohibit Oto, the pope's prelate, from establishing anything derogatory to the king's crown and dignity, in the council of prelates then assembled; and the same year he had a grant of the sheriffalty of Cheshire, being likewise constituted Governor of the castle of Chester. The earl died in 1240, leaving Margaret, his wife, surviving, who remarried Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke.1

Child of John De Lacy and Margaret de Quincy


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Margaret de Quincy

F, b. circa 1206, d. March 1266
Father*Robert de Quincy d. 1217
Mother*Hawise of Chester b. 1180, d. 1242
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Lacy.
Married Name6 January 1242As of 6 January 1242,her married name was Marshal.
     Margaret de Quincy, Countess of Lincoln (c.1206- March 1266), was a wealthy English noblewoman and heiress having inherited suo jure the earldom of Lincoln and honours of Bolingbroke from her mother Hawise of Chester, and acquired a dower third from the extensive earldom of Pembroke following the death of her second husband, Walter Marshal, 5th Earl of Pembroke. Her first husband was John de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln, by whom she had two children. He was created Earl of Lincoln by right of his marriage to Margaret. Margaret has been described as "one of the two towering female figures of the mid-13th century".[1]

Margaret was born in about 1206, the daughter and only child of Robert de Quincy and Hawise of Chester, herself the co-heiress of her brother Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester. Hawise became suo jure Countess of Chester in April 1231 when her brother resigned the title in her favour.

Her paternal grandfather, Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester was one of the 25 sureties of the Magna Carta; as a result he was excommunicated by the Church in December 1215. Two years later her father died after having been accidentally poisoned through medicine prepared by a Cisterian monk.[2]

Sometime before 21 June 1221, Margaret married as his second wife, her first husband John de Lacy of Pontefract. The purpose of the alliance was to bring the rich Lincoln and Bolingbroke inheritance of her mother to the de Lacy family.[3]TJohn's first marriage to Alice de l'Aigle had not produced issue; although John and Margaret together had two children.1

Child of Margaret de Quincy and John De Lacy


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Margherita of Montferrat

Mother*Isabel De Clare b. 1240, d. 1271

William de Braose

M, b. 1175, d. 1210
Father*William de Braose b. c 1144, d. 9 Aug 1211
Mother*Matilda de St. Valery b. 1155, d. 1210

Child of William de Braose and Maud de Clare

Maud de Clare

Father*Richard De Clare d. Nov 1217
Mother*Amice Fitz Robert d. 1 Jan 1225
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaud de Clare was also known as Matilda.
Married NameHer married name was de Braose.

Child of Maud de Clare and William de Braose

Richard De Clare

M, b. circa 1184, d. 4 March 1228
Father*Richard De Clare d. Nov 1217
Mother*Amice Fitz Robert d. 1 Jan 1225

John de Braose

M, b. circa 1198, d. 18 July 1232
Father*William de Braose b. 1175, d. 1210
Mother*Maud de Clare
     John de Braose (born 1197 or 1198 – July 18, 1232), known as Tadody to the Welsh, was the Lord of Bramber and Gower.

Junior branch of the de Braose dynasty
He was the second of the line of the junior branch of the de Braose dynasty.

His father was William de Braose, son of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, and his mother was Matilda de Clare, also known as Maud, (born 1175 in Lincoln) daughter of Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford of Tonbridge Castle in Kent. John was their eldest son and one of four brothers, the others being Giles, Phillip and Walter de Braose.

His grandfather had had his lands seized and his grandmother Maud de St. Valery had been captured by forces of King John of England in 1210. She was imprisoned, along with John's father William, in Corfe Castle and walled alive inside the dungeon. Both mother and son starved to death on the King's orders. This was probably due to John's grandfather's conflict with the monarch, open rebellion and subsequent alliance with Llewelyn the Great. John's nickname Tadody means "fatherless" in the Welsh.

At his family's fall from Royal favour John de Braose was initially hidden on Gower and spent some time in the care of his uncle Giles de Braose, Bishop of Hereford, but finally in 1214 John and his younger brother Philip were taken into custody. They were imprisoned until after King John had died (in 1216), the throne passing to Henry III. John was released from custody in 1218.

In 1219 he married Margaret Ferch Llywelyn, (born about 1202 in Caernarvonshire), daughter of the leader of Wales Llywelyn Fawr and his English wife Joan Plantagenet also known as Joan, Lady of Wales, and he received the Lordship of Gower as her dowry with Llywelyn's blessing.

In 1226 another surviving uncle Reginald de Braose sold him the title of Lord of Bramber, and he inherited more lands and titles when this uncle died a few years later in 1228.

He and Margaret his Welsh wife had three sons, his heir, William de Braose the eldest son, John and Richard (born about 1225 in Stinton, Norfolk) the youngest, (buried in Woodbridge Priory, Suffolk) having died before June 1292.

In 1232 John was killed in a fall from his horse on his land in Bramber, Sussex at 34 years of age. William de Braose (born about 1230) (died 1291 in Findon, Sussex), his eldest son, succeeded him in the title of Lord of Bramber. John the younger son became Lord of the manor of Corsham in Wiltshire and also later Lord of Glasbury on Wye.

William de Braose (1230 - 1291) also had a son, named William de Braose (born 1274 in Bramber, Sussex / dying "shortly before 1st May 1326".[1]

Another William de Braose who became Bishop of Llandaff cannot be placed with certainty in this branch of the family.

The de Braose name modified to de Brewes in the Middle Ages 1200 to 1400.1

Child of John de Braose and Marared ferch Llywelyn


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Humphrey I De Bohun

M, d. circa 1123
Father*Humphrey with the Beard De Bohun d. b 1113
     Humphrey I de Bohun (died c.1123) was an Anglo-Norman aristocrat, the youngest son of Humphrey with the Beard, who had taken part in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. He married Maud, a daughter of the Anglo-Saxon landholder Edward of Salisbury, through whom he acquired an honour in Wiltshire with its seat at Trowbridge. He was succeeded by his son Humphrey II, who with his mother founded the Cluniac priory of Monkton Farleigh to fulfill the late Humphrey's wishes. By his marriage he was "the founder of the fortunes of his family" and for this reason is usually enumerated "Humphrey I" even though he was the second Humphrey de Bohun in England.[1] He has even been called Humphrey the Great.[2]1

Child of Humphrey I De Bohun and Maud of Salisbury


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Maud of Salisbury

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Bohun.

Child of Maud of Salisbury and Humphrey I De Bohun

William II de Fiennes

M, b. circa 1250, d. 11 July 1302
Father*Enguerrand II de Fiennes b. 1192, d. 1267
Mother*Isabelle de Conde

Children of William II de Fiennes and Blanche de Brienne

Blanche de Brienne

F, b. circa 1252, d. circa 1302
Father*Jean de Brienne
Mother*Jeanne de Chateaudun b. c 1227, d. a 1252
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBlanche de Brienne was also known as of Acre.
Married Name1269As of 1269,her married name was de Fiennes.
     Blanche de Brienne, Baroness Tingry (c.1252- c.1302) was the wife of William II de Fiennes, Baron of Tingry (c. 1250- 11 July 1302). She was also known as Dame de La Loupeland, and Blanche of Acre.

Blanche was born in about the year 1252 in France. She was the only child and heiress of Jean de Brienne, Grand Butler of France, and his first wife, Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun (born c.1227- died after 1252), widow of Jean I de Montfort. Her paternal grandparents were John of Brienne, King of Jerusalem, Emperor of Constantinople, and Berenguela of Leon. Her maternal grandparents were Geoffrey VI, Viscount de Chateaudun and Clémence des Roches. Blanche had a uterine half-sister Beatrice de Montfort, Countess of Montfort-l'Amaury ( born c. 1248/49- died 9 March 1312) from her mother's first marriage to Jean I de Montfort (died 1249 in Cyprus). In 1260, Beatrice married Robert IV of Dreux, Count of Dreux (1241- 1282), by whom she had six children.

Blanche was co-heiress to her mother, by which she inherited Loupeland in Maine.[1]

In the year 1269, Blanche married William II de Fiennes, Baron of Tingry and Fiennes, son of Enguerrand II de Fiennes and Isabelle de Conde. His other titles included Lord of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, of Lambourne, Essex, of Chokes and Gayton, Northamptonshire, of Martock, Somerset, of Carshalton and Clapham, Surrey, and custodian of the county of Ponthieu. The settlement for the marriage had been made in February 1266/67.[2] William and Blanche had at least one son and two daughters:

Jean de Fiennes, Seigneur of Fiennes and Tingry (born before 1281 in France- died 1340), in 1307 married Isabelle de Dampierre, daughter of Guy de Dampierre, Count of Flanders and Isabelle of Luxembourg. They had a son Robert, who was Constable of France, and two daughters, Jeanne de Fiennes who married Jean de Chatillon, Count of Saint-Pol, and Mahaut de Fiennes who married Jean de Bournonville.[2]
Joan de Fiennes (died before 26 October 1309), in 1291 married John Wake, 1st Baron Wake of Liddell. Had issue, including Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell mother of Joan of Kent, grandmother of Richard II of England
Margaret de Fiennes (born after 1269- died 7 February 1333), in September 1285, married Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Wigmore. They had three children, including Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March.
In 1285, Blanche received the gift of twelve leafless oak stumps from Selwood Forest from King Edward I for her fuel.[2]

Blanche de Brienne died on an unknown date around the year 1302. Her husband William was killed on 11 July 1302 at the Battle of Courtrai.

Through her son Jean's daughter, Jeanne de Fiennes, who married Jean de Chatillon, Count of Saint-Pol, Blanche was the ancestress of Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville.1

Children of Blanche de Brienne and William II de Fiennes


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,

Margaret de Fiennes

F, b. after 1269, d. 7 February 1333
Father*William II de Fiennes b. c 1250, d. 11 Jul 1302
Mother*Blanche de Brienne b. c 1252, d. c 1302
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mortimer.

Children of Margaret de Fiennes and Edmund Mortimer