Manfred III of Saluzzo

M, d. 1244
Father*Boniface of Saluzzo d. 1212
Mother*Maria di Torres of Sassari
     Manfred III (died 1244) was the third marquess of Saluzzo, from 1215 to his death. He was the son of Boniface of Saluzzo and Maria di Torres of Sassari (in Sardinia). Since his father died in 1212, he succeeded his grandfather Manfred II as marquess on the latter's death in 1215. His paternal grandmother Azalaïs or Adelasia of Montferrat was regent during his minority until 1218. During that period, his grandmother paid tribute to Count Thomas I of Savoy.

Manfred fought the expansionistic policies of Thomas, as had his father, and he defended the borders of his march with care. He died in 1244 and was succeeded by his son Thomas.1

Child of Manfred III of Saluzzo


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Boniface of Saluzzo

M, d. 1212
Father*Manfred II of Saluzzo b. 1140, d. 1215
Mother*Azalaïs of Montferrat

Child of Boniface of Saluzzo and Maria di Torres of Sassari

Maria di Torres of Sassari

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Saluzzo.

Child of Maria di Torres of Sassari and Boniface of Saluzzo

Manfred II of Saluzzo

M, b. 1140, d. 1215
Father*Manfred I of Saluzzo d. 1175
Mother*Eleanor (?)
     Manfred II (1140 – 1215) was the second margrave of Saluzzo from his father's death in 1175 to his own. He was the son of Manfred I and Eleanor. He placed the capital of the margravate definitively in Saluzzo.

He married Azalaïs of Montferrat before 1182, forming an alliance with one of the most powerful dynasties in northern Italy.

Manfred expanded the march and fought against the expansionism of the neighbouring counts of Savoy. After several minor skirmishes, the two principalities came to terms in 1213 and peace was established for the final two years of his life. Since his eldest son Boniface had predeceased him in 1212, he was succeeded by his grandson, Manfred III, under the regency of Azalaïs. She had to pay tribute on behalf of young Manfred, and for the next century, Saluzzo was a vassal of Savoy.

He had at least five children with her:

Agnes, married Comita III of Torres
Boniface (the heir, who predeceased his father), married Maria, daughter of aforementioned Comita
Margaret, married Geoffrey de Salvaing
(unnamed daughter), married Marquis William II of Ceva
He also fathered an illegitimate son, Bastardino.1

Child of Manfred II of Saluzzo and Azalaïs of Montferrat


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Azalaïs of Montferrat

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1182As of before 1182,her married name was of Saluzzo.

Child of Azalaïs of Montferrat and Manfred II of Saluzzo

Eleanor (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Saluzzo.

Child of Eleanor (?) and Manfred I of Saluzzo

Manfred I of Saluzzo

M, d. 1175
Father*Boniface del Vasto
Mother*Agnes of Vermandois b. 1090, d. 1125
     Manfred I (died 1175) was the first margrave of Saluzzo, serving in that capacity from 1125 until his death. He was the eldest son of Boniface del Vasto, the margrave of Western Liguria, of a noble stock which had ruled the region between Savona and Ventimiglia for generations. Boniface received the county of Saluzzo in feudum directly from its suzerain, Ulric Manfred, margrave of Turin, and gave it to his son. The county comprised the land between the Alps, the Po River, and the Stura. Manfred transmitted the margravate to his son by Eleanor, Manfred II, and the dynasty which reigned until the Renaissance was born.1

Child of Manfred I of Saluzzo and Eleanor (?)


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Boniface del Vasto

Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBoniface del Vasto was also known as of Savone.

Child of Boniface del Vasto and Agnes of Vermandois

Agnes of Vermandois

F, b. 1090, d. 1125
Father*Count Hugh I of Vermandois b. 1053, d. 18 Oct 1101
Mother*Adelaide of Vermandois b. 1062, d. 1122
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Savone.
Married NameHer married name was del Vasto.

Child of Agnes of Vermandois and Boniface del Vasto

Herbert IV of Vermandois

M, b. 1028, d. 1080
  • Herbert IV of Vermandois married Adele of Valois.
  • Herbert IV of Vermandois was born in 1028.
  • He died in 1080.

Child of Herbert IV of Vermandois and Adele of Valois

Adele of Valois

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Vermandois.

Child of Adele of Valois and Herbert IV of Vermandois

Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger

M, b. circa 1015, d. 29 November 1094
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRoger de Beaumont-le-Roger was also known as de Beaumont.
  • Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger was born circa 1015.
  • He married Adeline of Meulan circa 1048.
  • Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger died on 29 November 1094.
     Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger (c. 1015 – 29 November 1094) was son of Humphrey de Vielles (himself a great-nephew of the Duchess Gunnora of Normandy) and his wife Albreda de la Haye Auberie. Roger de Beaumont, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer, Viscount of Hiesmes, was thus a second cousin once removed of the Conqueror.

Roger was nicknamed Barbatus or La Barbe because he wore a moustache and beard while the Normans usually were clean shaven. This peculiarity is recognized in the thirty-second panel of the Bayeux Tapestry where he is depicted sitting at a feast with Duke William on his left hand, Odo, brother of William and Bishop of Bayeux, in the centre.

Planché tells us that "he was the noblest, the wealthiest, and the most valiant seigneur of Normandy, and the greatest and most trusted friend of the Danish family." There is an explanation for this - as an older cousin who had never rebelled against the young Duke, he was part of the kinship group of noblemen that William relied upon in governing Normandy and fighting off frequent rebellion and invasions. The historian Frank McLynn notes that William relied on relatives descended via his mother (namely his half-brothers and brothers-in-law) and on relatives descended from the Duchess Gunnora's sisters, since his own paternal kin had proved unreliable.

Wace, the 12th century historian, says that "at the time of the invasion of England, Roger was summoned to the great council at Lillebonne, on account of his wisdom; but that he did not join in the expedition as he was too far advanced in years." Although Roger could not fight, he did not hesitate in contributing his share of the cost, for he provided at his own expense sixty vessels for the conveyance of the troops across the channel. Furthermore, his eldest son and heir fought bravely at Hastings as noted in several contemporary records. As a result, Roger's elder sons were awarded rich lands in England, and both eventually were made English earls by the sons of the Conqueror.

He married circa 1048 or earlier Adeline of Meulan (ca. 1014-1020 - 1081), daughter of Waleran III, Count de Meulan and Oda de Conteville, and sister and heiress of a childless Count of Meulan. Meulan eventually passed to their elder son who became Count of Meulan in 1081.1

Child of Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger and Adeline of Meulan


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Adeline of Meulan

F, b. circa 1017, d. 1081
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1048As of circa 1048,her married name was de Beaumont-le-Roger.

Child of Adeline of Meulan and Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger

William de Warenne

M, d. 1088
  • William de Warenne married Gundred (?).
  • William de Warenne died in 1088.
     William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, (died 1088) was one of the Norman nobles who fought at the Battle of Hastings and became great landowners in England.

He was a son of Rodulf II de Warenne and Emma and a grandnephew of duchess Gunnor, wife of duke Richard I of Normandy. The de Warenne surname derives from the hamlet named Varenne located on the river Varenne, which flows through the territory William acquired in Upper Normandy[1] in the region today called Bellencombre.

As a young man, William played a prominent role in protecting the Norman realm of the future William the Conqueror's from a major invasion by the King of France in February 1054 at the Battle of Mortemer.[2] After this battle Roger de Mortemer forfeited most of his lands, and the duke gave them to William.[3]

William was one of the nobles who advised duke William when the decision to invade England was being considered. He is said to have fought at Hastings,[4] and afterwards received the Rape of Lewes in Sussex,[1] and subsequently lands in twelve other shires. He built castles at Lewes (Sussex), Reigate (Surrey), Castle Acre (Norfolk) and Conisbrough in Yorkshire.[1] By the time of the Domesday survey he was one of the wealthiest landholders in England with holdings in 12 counties.[5]

He fought against rebels at the Isle of Ely in 1071 where he showed a special desire to hunt down Hereward the Wake who had murdered his brother the year before.[1]

William was loyal to William II,[1] and it was probably in early 1088 that he was created Earl of Surrey.[6] He died shortly afterwards of wounds he received while helping suppress the rebellion of 1088.

He married twice:

First, Gundred (Latin: Gundrada), sister of Gerbod the Fleming, Earl of Chester.
Second, to a sister of Richard Gouet.1

Child of William de Warenne and Gundred (?)


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Gundred (?)

F, d. 27 May 1085
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Warenne.
     Gundred, Gundreda, or Gundrada (died 27 May 1085) was probably born in Flanders , sister of Gerbod the Fleming, Earl of Chester.[1]

Gundred married William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey (d. 20 June 1088), who rebuilt Lewes Castle, making it his chief residence. In 1078 he and Gundred founded a Cluniac Priory at Southover, adjoining Lewes, where both were buried.[2][3]

The Countess had died at Castle Acre, Norfolk, one of her husband's estates.

In the course of the centuries which followed both tombstones disappeared from the priory but in 1774 William Burrell, Esq., an antiquary, discovered Gundred's in Isfield Church (seven miles from Lewes), over the remains of Edward Shirley, Esq., (d. 1550), whose father John was Clerk of the Kitchen to King Henry VII, and had it removed on October 2, 1775, to St. John's Church, Southover, the nearest place to its original site, and placed inside and at the south-west corner of the church, where, until 1847, it could be seen on the floor between pews with a very fine inscription detailing its origins etc.

In 1845, during excavations through the Priory grounds for the South Coast Railway, the lead chests containing the remains of the Earl and his Countess were discovered, and deposited temporarily, for the next two years, beneath Gundred's tombstone. In 1847 a Norman Chapel was erected by public subscription, adjoining the present vestry and chancel. Prior to re-interring the remains in this chapel, both cysts were opened to ascertain if there were any contents, which was found to be the case. New cysts were made and used, and the ancient ones preserved and placed in two recessed arches in the southern wall. Gundred's remains in a good state of preservation although the Earl's has lost some lead. Across the upper part of the right arch is the name Gvndrada. Her tombstone is of black marble.[4]

The children of William de Warenne and Gundred were:

William II de Warenne (d. 11 May 1138), buried in Lewes Priory.[5][6]
Reginald de Warenne, an adherent of Robert of Normandy.[7]
Edith de Warenne, married, firstly, Gerard, Baron de Gournay.[8]1

Child of Gundred (?) and William de Warenne


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Humphrey with the Beard De Bohun

M, d. before 1113
  • Humphrey with the Beard De Bohun died before 1113.
     Humphrey with the Beard (died before 1113) was a Norman soldier and landed aristocrat, the earliest known member of the Bohun family who took part in the Norman conquest of England as one of the original companions at Hastings.[1]

Humphrey may have been a relative of William the Conqueror, probably through one of Humphrey's marriages. He was married three times, as his donation of a plow and garden to the nuns of Abbaye Saint-Amand at Rouen states, but the names of his wives are unknown. This donation is witnessed by William as comes (count), indicating that he had not yet succeeded to the throne of England and was still only Duke of Normandy. This suggests that Humphrey was advanced in age by 1066, which corroborates the description of him given at line 13,583 of the Roman de Rou of Wace: De Bohun le Vieil Onfrei ("from Bohun the old Humphrey").[1] His nickname, "with the beard" (cum barba), was a distinguishing one in eleventh-century Normandy, where the custom was to shave the face and back of the head.[2]

At the time of the Conquest Humphrey possessed the honour of Bohun (today comprising two communes, Saint-André-de-Bohon and Saint-Georges-de-Bohon) in western Normandy. After the Conquest he received an honour with its seat at Tatterford in Norfolk, as recorded in Domesday Book (1086). The small size of his reward in England, despite his relations with William's family, may be a result of his age. He later donated the church of Saint-Georges-de-Bohon to the Abbey of Marmoutier. By his wives he left three sons and two daughters. His eldest son, Robert, predeceased him unmarried, and his second son, Richard, was the progenitor, in the female line, of the Bohuns of Midhurst. His youngest son and namesake is commonly numbered Humphrey I because by his marriage he was "the founder of the fortunes of his family".[1]1

Child of Humphrey with the Beard De Bohun


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Maud De Bohun

Father*Henry De Bohun b. 1176, d. 1220
Mother*Maud de Mandeville
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was d'Oilly.
Married NameHer married name was d'Oyly.

Child of Maud De Bohun and Henry d'Oyly

Henry d'Oyly

Father*Robert d'Oyly b. a 1129
Mother*Editha of Greystock
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry d'Oyly was also known as d'Oilly.

Child of Henry d'Oyly and Maud De Bohun

Ralph De Bohun

Father*Henry De Bohun b. 1176, d. 1220
Mother*Maud de Mandeville

Child of Ralph De Bohun

Sir Franco De Bohun of Midhurst

Father*Ralph De Bohun
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSir Franco De Bohun of Midhurst was also known as Francis.

Child of Sir Franco De Bohun of Midhurst and Sybil de Ferrers

Sybil de Ferrers

F, b. circa 1230, d. after 1273
Father*William III de Ferrers b. 1193, d. 28 Mar 1254
Mother*Sibyl Marshal b. c 1201, d. 27 Apr 1245
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSybil de Ferrers was also known as Ferrers.
Married NameHer married name was De Bohun.

Child of Sybil de Ferrers and Sir Franco De Bohun of Midhurst

William III de Ferrers

M, b. 1193, d. 28 March 1254
Father*William II de Ferrers b. c 1165, d. 1247
Mother*Agnes de Kevelioc d. 2 Nov 1247
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam III de Ferrers was also known as Ferrers.
     William III de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (1193 – 28 March 1254), was an English nobleman and head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire including an area known as Duffield Frith.

He was born in Derbyshire, England, the son of William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby and Agnes of Chester, a daughter of Hugh of Kevelioc, Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort. He succeeded to the title in 1247, on the death of his father and, after doing homage to King Henry III, he had livery of Chartley Castle and other lands of his mother's inheritance. He had accompanied King Henry to France in 1230 and sat in parliament in London in the same year.

He had many favours granted to him by the king, among them the right of free warren in Beaurepair (Belper), Makeney, Winleigh (Windley), Holbrooke, Siward (Southwood near Coxbench), Heyhegh (Heage) Cortelegh (Corkley, in the parish of Muggington), Ravensdale, Holland (Hulland), and many other places,[1]

Like his father, he suffered from gout from youth, and always traveled in a litter. He was accidentally thrown from his litter into water, while crossing a bridge, at St Neots, in Huntingdon and although he escaped immediate death, yet he never recovered from the effects of the accident. He died on 28 March 1254, after only seven years, and was succeeded by his son Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby.

Earl William Ferrers' effigy in Merevale AbbeyWilliam de Ferrers is buried at Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England. His widow died on 12 March 1280.

William Ferrers married Sibyl Marshal, one of the daughters and co-heirs of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. They had seven daughters.1

Children of William III de Ferrers and Sibyl Marshal

Child of William III de Ferrers and Margaret de Quincy


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Sibyl Marshal

F, b. circa 1201, d. 27 April 1245
Father*William Marshal b. 1146, d. 14 May 1219
Mother*Isabel de Clare b. 1172, d. 1220
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Ferrers.

Children of Sibyl Marshal and William III de Ferrers

William II de Ferrers

M, b. circa 1165, d. 1247
Father*William de Ferrers b. 1136, d. 21 Oct 1190
Mother*Sibilla de Braose
     William II de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby, (c.1168–c.1247) was a favourite of King John of England. He succeeded to the estate (but not the title) upon the death of his father, William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby, at the Siege of Acre in 1190. He was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire which included an area known as Duffield Frith.

He adopted his father's allegiance to King Richard as the reigning king. On Richard's return from the Third Crusade, in the company of David Ceannmhor and the Earl of Chester he played a leading role in besieging Nottingham Castle, on the 28th March 1194, which was being held by supporters of Prince John. For seven weeks after this he held the position of Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. [1]

On the accession of John after the death of his brother, in 1199, William gave him his allegiance, and became a great favourite. He restored to the de Ferrars' family the title of Earl of Derby, along with the right to the "third penny", and soon afterwards bestowed upon him the manors of Ashbourne and Wirksworth, with the whole of that wapentake, subject to a fee farm rent of £70 per annum. [2]

When, in 1213, John surrendered his kingdoms of England and Ireland to the Pope, William was one of the witnesses to the "Bulla Aurea." In the following year William gave surety on behalf of the king for the payment of a yearly tribute of 1,000 marks.

In the same year, 1214, the King granted the Earl the royal castle of Harestan (Horsley Castle). William was a patron of at least 2 abbeys and 4 priories. In 1216, John made him bailiff of the Peak Forest and warden of the Peak Castle.

In that year, John was succeeded by the nine year-old Henry III. Because of continuing discontent about John's violations of the Magna Carta, some of the barons had approached Prince Louis of France who invaded in that year. William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke acting on behalf of the young King sought to repel the invaders and pacify the barons. His forces, with the assistance of de Ferrers, the Earl of Chester and others, defeated the rebels at the siege of Lincoln.

De Ferrers was allowed to retain the royal castles of Bolsover, Peak and Horston (Horsley) until the King's 14th birthday. The latter had been given him in 1215 as a residence for his wife, during his planned absence with the King on Crusade.[3] and the Earl was among those who made representation to the King, which would in 1258 led to the Provisions of Oxford .

Henry reached his fourteenth birthday in 1222 and his administration sought to recover the three royal castles, to de Ferrers' indignation. In 1254 they would pass to Edward I, Henry's son, exacerbating Robert's, the sixth earl, resentment against the prince.[4]

He was married to Agnes De Kevelioch, sister of Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester, for 55 years. As the Earl advanced in years he became a martyr to severe attacks of the gout, a disease which terminated his life in the year 1247. He was succeeded by his elder son, also William, the Fifth Earl of Derby.

Children of William II de Ferrers and Agnes de Kevelioc


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Agnes de Kevelioc

F, d. 2 November 1247
Father*Hugh de Kevelioc b. 1147, d. 30 Jun 1181
Mother*Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAgnes de Kevelioc was also known as De Kevelioch.
Married NameHer married name was de Ferrers.

Children of Agnes de Kevelioc and William II de Ferrers

Sibyl de Ferrers

Father*William II de Ferrers b. c 1165, d. 1247
Mother*Agnes de Kevelioc d. 2 Nov 1247
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Vipont.

Humphrey de Bohun

M, b. 6 May 1418, d. November 1468
Father*John de Bohun of Midhurst b. 1400
Mother*Avelina De Ros b. c 1425

Child of Humphrey de Bohun and Margaret Estfield

Margaret Estfield

Father*William Eastfield
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Estfield was also known as Eastfield.
Married NameHer married name was de Bohun.

Child of Margaret Estfield and Humphrey de Bohun

Agnes (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Braose.

Child of Agnes (?) and William De Braose

George Boone

M, b. 17 November 1625, d. 1676
Father*George Boone b. 1610, d. 1676
  • George Boone was born on 17 November 1625.
  • He was the son of George Boone.
  • George Boone married Ann Fallace in 1645.
  • George Boone died in 1676.

Child of George Boone and Ann Fallace