Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden

F, b. 1001, d. 10 February 1050
Father*Olaf Eriksson b. 950, d. 1022
Mother*Estrid of the Obotrites
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPrincess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden was also known as Ingrid Olofsdotter.
Name VariationPrincess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden was also known as Irene.
Married Name1019As of 1019,her married name was of Kiev.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1001Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden was born in 1001.
She was the daughter of Olaf Eriksson and Estrid of the Obotrites.
Marriage1019Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden married Yaroslav I of Kiev in 1019.
Death10 February 1050Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden died on 10 February 1050.
  • Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001 – 10 February 1050) was a Swedish princess and a Grand Princess of Kiev, the daughter of Swedish King Olof Skötkonung and Estrid of the Obotrites and the consort of Yaroslav I the Wise of Kiev.

    Ingegerd was born in Sigtuna, Sweden, and was engaged to be married to Norwegian King Olaf II, but when Sweden and Norway got into a feud, Swedish King Olof Skötkonung wouldn't allow for the marriage to happen.

    Instead, Ingegard's father quickly arranged for a marriage to the powerful Yaroslav I the Wise of Novgorod. The marriage took place in 1019. Once in Kiev, her name was changed to the Greek Irene. According to several sagas, she was given as a marriage gift Ladoga and adjacent lands, which later received the name Ingria (arguably a corruption of Ingegerd's name). She set her friend jarl Ragnvald Ulfsson to rule in her stead.

    Ingegard initiated the building of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev that was supervised by her husband, who styled himself tsar. They had six sons and four daughters, the latter of whom became Queens of France, Hungary, Norway, and (arguably) England. The whole family is depicted in one of the frescoes of the Saint Sophia. Upon her death, Ingegard was buried in the same cathedral.1

Children of Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden and Yaroslav I of Kiev


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Olaf Eriksson

M, b. 950, d. 1022
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOlaf Eriksson was also known as King Olaf of Sweden.
Name VariationOlaf Eriksson was also known as Olof Skötkonung.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageOlaf Eriksson married Estrid of the Obotrites.
Birth950Olaf Eriksson was born in 950.
Death1022He died in 1022.
  • Olof Skötkonung (Old Icelandic: Óláfr sænski, Old Swedish: Olawær skotkonongær) was the son of Eric the Victorious and Sigrid the Haughty. He was born around 980 and he succeeded his father in 995.1

Child of Olaf Eriksson and Estrid of the Obotrites

Child of Olaf Eriksson


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Edmund Olafsson

M, b. 1005, d. 1060
Father*Olaf Eriksson b. 950, d. 1022
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1005Edmund Olafsson was born in 1005.
He was the son of Olaf Eriksson.
Death1060Edmund Olafsson died in 1060.

Child of Edmund Olafsson

(?) Edmundsdotter

F, b. 1023, d. 1097
Father*Edmund Olafsson b. 1005, d. 1060
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was (?) Stenkilsson.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Edmundsdotter married (?) Stenkilsson.
Birth1023(?) Edmundsdotter was born in 1023.
She was the daughter of Edmund Olafsson.
Death1097(?) Edmundsdotter died in 1097.

Child of (?) Edmundsdotter and (?) Stenkilsson

(?) Stenkilsson

Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Stenkilsson married (?) Edmundsdotter, daughter of Edmund Olafsson.

Child of (?) Stenkilsson and (?) Edmundsdotter

Inge I Stenkilsson

M, b. 1050, d. 1112
Father*(?) Stenkilsson
Mother*(?) Edmundsdotter b. 1023, d. 1097
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1050Inge I Stenkilsson was born in 1050.
He was the son of (?) Stenkilsson and (?) Edmundsdotter.
Death1112Inge I Stenkilsson died in 1112.

Robert of France

M, b. circa 1055, d. circa 1060
Father*King Henry I of France b. 4 May 1008, d. 4 Aug 1060
Mother*Anne of Kiev b. c 1028, d. 1075
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1055Robert of France was born circa 1055.
He was the son of King Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev.
Deathcirca 1060Robert of France died circa 1060.

King Philip I of France

M, b. 23 May 1052, d. 30 July 1108
Father*King Henry I of France b. 4 May 1008, d. 4 Aug 1060
Mother*Anne of Kiev b. c 1028, d. 1075
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageKing Philip I of France married Bertha of Holland.
Birth23 May 1052King Philip I of France was born on 23 May 1052.
He was the son of King Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev.
Death30 July 1108King Philip I of France died on 30 July 1108 at age 56.
  • Philip I (23 May 1052 – 29 July 1108), called the Amorous,[1] was King of France from 1060 to his death. His reign, like that of most of the early Direct Capetians, was extraordinarily long for the time. The monarchy began a modest recovery from the low it reached in the reign of his father and he added to the royal demesne the Vexin and Bourges.

    Philip was the son of Henry I and Anne of Kiev. His name was of Greek origin, being derived from Philippos, meaning "lover of horses". It was rather exotic for Western Europe at the time and was bestowed upon him by his Eastern European mother. Although he was crowned king at the age of seven[2], until age fourteen (1066) his mother acted as regent, the first queen of France ever to do so. Her co-regent was Baldwin V of Flanders.

    Philip first married Bertha, daughter of Floris I, Count of Holland, in 1072. Although the marriage produced the necessary heir, Philip fell in love with Bertrade de Montfort, the wife of Count Fulk IV of Anjou. He repudiated Bertha (claiming she was too fat) and married Bertrade on 15 May 1092. In 1094, he was excommunicated by Hugh, Archbishop of Lyon, for the first time; after a long silence, Pope Urban II repeated the excommunication at the Council of Clermont in November 1095. Several times the ban was lifted as Philip promised to part with Bertrade, but he always returned to her, and after 1104, the ban was not repeated. In France, the king was opposed by Bishop Ivo of Chartres, a famous jurist.

    Philip appointed Alberic first Constable of France in 1060. A great part of his reign, like his father's, was spent putting down revolts by his power-hungry vassals. In 1077, he made peace with William the Conqueror, who gave up attempting the conquest of Brittany. In 1082, Philip I expanded his demesne with the annexation of the Vexin. Then in 1100, he took control of Bourges.1

Child of King Philip I of France and Bertha of Holland


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Ada of Scotland

F, b. circa 1170, d. circa 1200
Father*King William I of Scotland b. 1143, d. 4 Dec 1214
Mother*Isabel Avenal b. c 1143, d. 11 Feb 1234
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1184As of 1184,her married name was de Dunbar.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1170Ada of Scotland was born circa 1170.
She was the daughter of King William I of Scotland and Isabel Avenal.
Marriage1184Ada of Scotland married Patrick de Dunbar, son of Waltheof of Dunbar and Aline (?), in 1184.
Deathcirca 1200Ada of Scotland died circa 1200.

Patrick de Dunbar

Father*Waltheof of Dunbar
Mother*Aline (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Patrick de Dunbar was the son of Waltheof of Dunbar and Aline (?).
Marriage1184Patrick de Dunbar married Ada of Scotland, daughter of King William I of Scotland and Isabel Avenal, in 1184.
  • Earl of Dunbar.

Waltheof of Dunbar

Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWaltheof of Dunbar married Aline (?).
  • Earl of Dunbar.

Child of Waltheof of Dunbar and Aline (?)

Aline (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was of Dunbar.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAline (?) married Waltheof of Dunbar.

Child of Aline (?) and Waltheof of Dunbar

Robert de Bruce IV

M, d. before 1191
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert de Bruce IV was also known as Brus.
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 1191Robert de Bruce IV died before 1191.
Marriagebefore 1191He married Isabel Huntingdon, daughter of King William I of Scotland and Isabel Avenal, before 1191.

James Tuchet

M, b. circa 1463, d. 28 June 1497
Father*John Touchet b. 1423, d. 26 Sep 1490
Mother*Anne Echingham b. c 1431, d. 7 May 1498
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1463James Tuchet was born circa 1463.
He was the son of John Touchet and Anne Echingham.
Marriage1483James Tuchet married Margaret Dayrell, daughter of Sir Richard Dayrell and Margaret Beaufort, in 1483.
Marriagecirca 1488James Tuchet married Joan Bourchier, daughter of Fulk Bourchier and Elizabeth Dinham, circa 1488.
Death28 June 1497James Tuchet died on 28 June 1497.
  • 7th Baron Audley.
  • Sir James Tuchet, 7th Lord Audley (c.1463 – 28 June 1497) was born in the Heleigh Castle, Staffordshire, England to John Tuchet, 6th Baron Audley (died 1490) and Ann Echingham.

    He was married twice first about 1483 to Margaret Dayrell, daughter of Sir Richard Dayrell and Margaret_Beaufort. A son was born from the first marriage: John Tuchet, 8th Baron Audley (1483 – 1558) His second marriage, about 1488, was to Joan Bourchier, daughter of Fulk Bourchier, 10th Baron FitzWarin and Elizabeth Dinham. A son, John, was born to Joan about 1490.

    Tuchet was an army commander who succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Audley, of Heleigh on 26 September 1490. He became one of the commanders of the 1st Cornish Rebellion of 1497 in Wells during June 1497. The Cornish army under the command of Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank had marched to Wells and then onto Winchester via Bristol and Salisbury in a remarkable unopposed progress right across the south of England. In Somerset Lord Audley had helped take command of the army which marched through Guildford and onto Blackheath near Deptford, south-east London where a battle took place on 17 June 1497. The Cornish were beaten by the King's forces and the leaders Michael An Gof, Thomas Flamank and Lord Audley were captured on the battlefield.

    Henry VII was said to be delighted and gave thanks to God for deliverance from the rebellious Cornish. An Gof joined Flamank and Audley in the Tower of London and a week later they were tried and condemned. An Gof and Flamank "enjoyed" the king's mercy by being hanged until they were dead before being disemboweled and quartered. Their heads were then stuck on pikes on London bridge. As a peer, Lord Audley was treated less barbarously and on Wednesday June 28th 1497 was taken from Newgate gaol to Tower Hill where he was beheaded. He was buried at Blackfriars, London.[1], His title was forfeit but was restored to his son George Tuchet, 8th Baron Audley in 1512.1

Child of James Tuchet and Margaret Dayrell

Child of James Tuchet and Joan Bourchier


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Eleanor Touchet

F, b. circa 1460
Father*John Touchet b. 1423, d. 26 Sep 1490
Mother*Anne Echingham b. c 1431, d. 7 May 1498
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lewknor.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1460Eleanor Touchet was born circa 1460.
She was the daughter of John Touchet and Anne Echingham.

Child of Eleanor Touchet

Jane Lewknor

Mother*Eleanor Touchet b. c 1460
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pole.
Life EventDateDescription
Jane Lewknor was the daughter of Eleanor Touchet.
MarriageJane Lewknor married Sir Arthur Pole.

Sir Arthur Pole

M, b. circa 1502, d. 1535
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSir Arthur Pole married Jane Lewknor, daughter of Eleanor Touchet.
Birthcirca 1502Sir Arthur Pole was born circa 1502.
Death1535He died in 1535.

Humphrey Wingfield

M, d. 1545
Father*Sir John Wingfield b. 1428, d. 10 May 1481
Mother*Elizabeth Fitzlewis b. 1431, d. 1500
Life EventDateDescription
Humphrey Wingfield was the son of Sir John Wingfield and Elizabeth Fitzlewis.
Death1545Humphrey Wingfield died in 1545.
  • Humphrey Wingfield (died 1545) was an English lawyer, Speaker of the House of Commons of England between 1533 and 1536.[1]

    He was the twelfth son of Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham, Suffolk, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John FitzLewis of West Horndon, Essex; Sir Richard Wingfield (1469?-1525) and Sir Robert Wingfield were his brothers. Humphrey was educated at Gray's Inn, where he was elected Lent reader in 1517. He had been on the commission of the peace both for Essex and Suffolk since 1509 at least.

    Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk was a cousin of the Wingfields, Humphrey being one of his trustees. and probably through his influence Wingfield was introduced at court. In 1515 he was appointed chamberlain to Suffolk's wife Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and was apparently resident in her house. On 28 May 1517 he was nominated upon the royal commission for inquiring into illegal inclosures in Suffolk. He appears to have acted in 1518, together with his eldest brother, Sir John Wingfield, as a financial agent between the government and the Duke of Suffolk. On 6 November 1620 he was chosen high sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, and on 14 November was appointed a commissioner of gaol delivery for Essex. In 1523 and 1524 he was a commissioner of subsidy for Suffolk and for the town of Ipswich. On 26 June 1525 he was appointed a commissioner of assize for Suffolk, On 5 Feb. 1526 he was a legal member of the king's council. He was in favour with the Thomas Wolsey, and he took an active part in the establishment of the 'cardinal's college' at Ipswich in September 1528. On 11 June 1529 he was nominated by Wolsey one of a commission of twenty-one lawyers presided over by John Taylor to hear cases in chancery, and on the following 3 November he was returned to parliament for Great Yarmouth.

    In 1530 the fall of Wolsey brought with it the forfeiture of his college at Ipswich, and Wingfield was consulted as counsel, with a view to securing the exemption of the college from the penalties of Wolsey's praemunire. On the other hand, he was nominated by the crown on 14 July 1530 a commissioner to inquire into Wolsey's possessions in Suffolk. In this capacity he, sitting with three other commissioners at Woodbridge, Suffolk, returned a verdict on 19 September that the college and its lands were forfeited to the king. He was at the same time high steward of St. Mary Mettingham, another Suffolk college, and under-steward in Suffolk of the estates of St. Osyth, Essex.

    On 9 Febember 1533 the commons presented Wingfield to the king as their speaker. According to Eustace Chapuys, the king knighted him on this occasion. He is styled 'Sir' in a petition of this year, and frequently afterwards; but according to the list in Walter Metcalfe's Book of Knights he was not dubbed before 1537. During his speakership were passed the acts severing the church of England from the Roman obedience and affirming the royal supremacy; Wingfield supported Henry's policy.

    Parliament was dissolved on 4 April 1536. On the outbreak of the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 Wingfield was one of the Suffolk gentry upon whom the government relied for aid. He justified Thomas Cromwell's opinion of him by opposing the incitements of the friars and other disaffected ecclesiastics. He was nominated in 1536 a commissioner for the valuation of the lands and goods of religious houses in Norfolk and Suffolk. For these services he was rewarded by a grant in tail male, dated 29 June 1537, of the manors of Netherhall and Overhall in Dedham, Essex, and all the lands in Dedham belonging to the suppressed nunnery of Campsie, Suffolk, also of the manor of Crepinghall in Stutton, Suffolk, and all lands there belonging to the late priory of Colne Comitis (Earls Colne) in Essex. According to a letter written by him to Cromwell soon after this grant he had then lost half his estate by his wife's death.'On 4 July 1538 he was nominated upon a special commission of oyer and terminer for treasons in six of the eastern counties. He was also commissioned to survey the defensive points of the coast when in 1539 there were apprehensions of an invasion. He was among the knights appointed to receive Anne of Cleves in January 1540. After the conviction of Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter he received a grant of a lease of his lands in Lalford Says, Ardelegh, Colchester, and Mile-End, in Essex and Suffolk. Wingfield died on 23 October 1545.

    He married between 1502 and 1512 Anne, daughter and heiress of Sir John Wiseman of Essex, and widow of Gregory Adgore, Edgore, or Edgar, serjeant-at-law. His son and heir, Robert, married Bridget, daughter of Sir Thomas Pargeter, knt., alderman and lord mayor of London in 1530. His daughter Anne married Sir Alexander Newton.1


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Bridget Wiltshire

Father*John Wiltshire
Mother*Isabella Clothall
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1509As of after 1509,her married name was Wingfield.
Life EventDateDescription
Bridget Wiltshire was the daughter of John Wiltshire and Isabella Clothall.
Marriageafter 1509Bridget Wiltshire married Sir Richard Wingfield, son of Sir John Wingfield and Elizabeth Fitzlewis, after 1509.

Child of Bridget Wiltshire and Sir Richard Wingfield

John Wiltshire

Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Wiltshire married Isabella Clothall.

Child of John Wiltshire and Isabella Clothall

Isabella Clothall

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wiltshire.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIsabella Clothall married John Wiltshire.

Child of Isabella Clothall and John Wiltshire

Edward Maria Wingfield

M, b. 1550, d. 1631
Father*Thomas Maria Wingfield
Mother*Margaret Kerrye
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdward Maria Wingfield was also known as Edward-Maria.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1550Edward Maria Wingfield was born in 1550.
He was the son of Thomas Maria Wingfield and Margaret Kerrye.
Death1631Edward Maria Wingfield died in 1631.
  • Captain Edward Maria Wingfield, sometimes hyphenated as Edward-Maria Wingfield, (born 1550 in Stonely, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire), England; died in 1631)[2] was a soldier, Member of Parliament, (1593) and English colonist in America. He was the grandson of Richard Wingfield and son of Thomas Maria Wingfield. In what was the first election of any kind in the New World, in 1607, Wingfield became the first president of what is today the United States of America.

    Captain John Smith wrote that Wingfield was one of the early and prime movers and organisers in 1602-1603 in "showing great charge and industry"[3] in getting the Virginia Venture moving: he was one of the four incorporators for the London Virginia Company in the Virginia Charter of 1606 and one of its biggest financial backers.[4] He recruited (with his cousin, Captain Bartholomew Gosnold) about 40 of the 105 would-be colonists, and was the only shareholder to sail. In the first election in the New World, he was elected by his peers as the President of the governing council for one year beginning May 13, 1607, of what became the first successful, English-speaking colony in the New World at Jamestown, Virginia. He chose the site, a strong defensive position against land or canoe attack, and supervised the construction of the fort in a month and a day, a mammoth task.

    But after four months, on September 10, because "he ever held the men to working, watching and warding",[5] and because of lack of food, death from disease and attack by the "naturals" (during the worst famine and drought for 800 years), he was made a scapegoat, and was deposed on petty charges.[6] On the return of the Supply Boat on April 10 1608, he was sent back to London to answer the charge of being an atheist (and one suspected of having Spanish sympathies). Smith's prime biographer, Philip L. Barbour, however, wrote of the "superlative pettiness of the charges...none of the accusations amounting to anything." Wingfield cleared his reputation, was named in the Second Virginia Charter (of 1609), and was active in the Virginia Company until the age of 70 (1620).

    He died in 1631 aged 81 and was buried at St. Andrew's, Kimbolton (Cambridgeshire), England parish protestant church on April 13, just ten weeks before John Smith.[7] Wingfield played a crucial role in 1605-08; and without his truly extensive contacts (so often used to denigrate him as an aristocratic hack) and his steady input, the USA might well have been colonized by France or Spain.

    He was born in 1550 at Stonely Priory (dissolved ca. 1536), near Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire), the eldest son of Thomas Maria Wingfield, Sr. and Margaret Kay (from Woodsome near Huddersfield, Yorkshire)[8] and was raised as a Protestant[9] . His middle name, "Maria" (pronounced [mah-RYE-uh]), derived from Mary Tudor,[10] sister of King Henry VIII (not from the King's Catholic daughter Mary). His father, Thomas Maria Wingfield, MP (who had in 1536 renounced his calling as a priest), died when he was seven.[11] Before he was twelve, his mother married James Cruwys of Fotheringhay,[12] Northamptonshire - who became his guardian; yet the father figure in his early years appears to have been his uncle, Jaques Wingfield (one of six contemporary martial Wingfields).1


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Elizabeth de Vere

F, b. after 1336, d. 16 August 1375
Father*John de Vere b. 12 Mar 1312, d. 24 Jan 1360
Mother*Maud De Badlesmere b. 1310, d. 24 May 1366
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameAugust 1341As of August 1341,her married name was Courtenay.
Married Name1369As of 1369,her married name was de Cosington.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1336Elizabeth de Vere was born after 1336.
She was the daughter of John de Vere and Maud De Badlesmere.
MarriageAugust 1341Elizabeth de Vere married Hugh Courtenay, son of Hugh Courtenay and Margaret De Bohun, in August 1341.
Marriage1369Elizabeth de Vere married William de Cosington in 1369.
Death16 August 1375Elizabeth de Vere died on 16 August 1375.
  • Elizabeth de Vere, of the renowned noble family of Hedingham Castle, was the second daughter of John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford and Maud de Badlesmere.

    Elizabeth was betrothed to John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, but was taken by Hugh Courtenay for marriage in August 1341, possibly against her will. This dynastic marriage was important as a symbolic of the long relationship between these two Lancastrian families. Courtenay was killed on 23 January 1360 at the Siege of Rheims.

    Elizabeth married William de Cosington around the New Year 1369. She died in old age on 16 August 1375.

    Courtenay's eldest son by Elizabeth was Sir Hugh of Sutton Courtenay, Somerset.1


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William de Cosington

Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1369William de Cosington married Elizabeth de Vere, daughter of John de Vere and Maud De Badlesmere, in 1369.

Guncelin De Badlesmere

M, b. circa 1232, d. circa 1284
Father*Giles De Badlesmere b. c 1203, d. 1258
Mother*Margaret Leveland
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGuncelin De Badlesmere married Joan FitzBernard.
Birthcirca 1232Guncelin De Badlesmere was born circa 1232.
He was the son of Giles De Badlesmere and Margaret Leveland.
Deathcirca 1284Guncelin De Badlesmere died circa 1284.

Child of Guncelin De Badlesmere and Joan FitzBernard

Joan FitzBernard

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was De Badlesmere.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoan FitzBernard married Guncelin De Badlesmere, son of Giles De Badlesmere and Margaret Leveland.

Child of Joan FitzBernard and Guncelin De Badlesmere

Anne Ferrers of Groby

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was le Despenser.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnne Ferrers of Groby married Edward le Despenser, son of Hugh the Younger le Despenser and Eleanor de Clare.

Child of Anne Ferrers of Groby and Edward le Despenser

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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMaud de Ufford married Thomas de Vere, son of John de Vere and Maud De Badlesmere.
Birth1345Maud de Ufford was born in 1345.
She was the daughter of Sir Ralph de Ufford and Maud of Lancaster.
Death25 January 1413Maud de Ufford died on 25 January 1413.
  • 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1049Robert de Beaumont was born in 1049.
He was the son of Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger and Adeline of Meulan.
Marriage1096Robert de Beaumont married Elizabeth of Vermandois, daughter of Count Hugh I of Vermandois and Adelaide of Vermandois, in 1096.
Death5 June 1118Robert de Beaumont died on 5 June 1118.
  • 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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIsabel Bigod married John fitz Geoffrey.
Birthcirca 1212Isabel Bigod was born circa 1212.
She was the daughter of Roger Bigod and Maud Marshal.
Death1250Isabel Bigod died in 1250.
  • 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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