William FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville

M, d. 1227
Father*Geoffrey Fitzpeter b. c 1162, d. 1213
Mother*Beatrice de Say
     William fitz Geoffrey de Mandeville (died 1227) was the third Earl of Essex of the second creation from 1216 to his death. He was the second son of Geoffrey fitz Peter and Beatrice de Say and he succeeded his elder brother Geoffrey fitz Geoffrey as earl and inheritor of the Mandeville barony. He was married to Christina, a daughter of Robert Fitzwalter, but died without heirs and the earldom went extinct.1

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_FitzGeoffrey_de_Mandeville,_3rd_Earl_of_Essex.

Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville

M, d. 1216
Father*Geoffrey Fitzpeter b. c 1162, d. 1213
Mother*Beatrice de Say
     Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville, 2nd Earl of Essex and 6th Earl of Gloucester (died 1216) was an English peer and member of the House of Lords. He was an opponent of King John.

He inherited the Earldom of Essex in 1213 from Geoffrey Fitzpeter, 1st Earl of Essex and the Earldom of Gloucester in 1213 from Amaury VI of Montfort-Évreux.

He was succeeded by his brother, William FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex.1

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_FitzGeoffrey_de_Mandeville,_2nd_Earl_of_Essex.

Aveline de Clare

F, d. 4 June 1225
Father*Roger de Clare b. 1116, d. 1173
Mother*Maud de St. Hilary b. 1132, d. 24 Dec 1193
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAveline de Clare was also known as Eveline.
Married Namecirca 1204As of circa 1204,her married name was Fitzpeter.

Roger de Clare

M, b. 1116, d. 1173
Father*Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare d. 15 Apr 1136
Mother*Alice de Gernon

Children of Roger de Clare and Maud de St. Hilary

Alice de Gernon

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Clare.
Married NameHer married name was fitz Gilbert.

Child of Alice de Gernon and Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare

Maud de St. Hilary

F, b. 1132, d. 24 December 1193
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Clare.

Children of Maud de St. Hilary and Roger de Clare

Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare

M, d. 15 April 1136
Father*Gilbert Fitz Richard b. c 1065, d. 1114
Mother*Alice de Claremont
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard fitz Gilbert de Clare was also known as de Clare.
     Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 15 April 1136. was a Norman nobleman, the son of Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare and Adeliza de Claremont. He founded the priory of Tonbridge.

Richard held the Lordship of Ceredigion in Wales. A Welsh revolt against Norman rule had begun in south Wales where, on 1 January 1136 the Welsh won a victory over the local Norman forces between Loughor and Swansea.

Richard had been away from his lordship in the early part of the year. Returning to the borders of Wales in April, he ignored warnings of the danger and pressed on toward Ceredigion with only a small force. He had not gone far when on 15 April he was ambushed and killed by the men of Gwent under Iorwerth ab Owain and his brother Morgan, grandsons of Caradog ap Gruffydd, in a woody tract called "the ill-way of Coed Grano", near Llanthony Abbey, north of Abergavenny.1

Child of Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare and Alice de Gernon

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fitz_Gilbert_de_Clare

Richard fitz Gilbert

M, b. circa 1030, d. 1091
Father*Gilbert Crispin b. 1000, d. 1040
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard fitz Gilbert was also known as de Clare.
     Richard fitz Gilbert (c. 1030 - 1091), was a Norman lord who participated in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. He was also known as "de Bienfaite", "de Clare", and "de Tonbridge".[1]

According to the medieval chronicler Gerald of Wales, the first of this great family, Richard de Clare, was the eldest son of Gilbert, surnamed Crispin, Count of Brionne, in Normandy. This Richard fitz-Gilbert came into England with William the Conqueror, and received from him great advancement in honour and possessions.[2]

DNB and other sources are vague and sometimes contradictory about when the name de Clare came into common usuage, but what we do know is that Richard fitz Gilbert (of Tonbridge) is once referred to as Richard of Clare in the Suffolk return of the Domesday Book.[3]

He was rewarded with 176 lordships and large grants of land in England, including the right to build the castles of Clare and of Tonbridge. Richard fitz Gilbert received the lordship of Clare, in Suffolk, where parts of the wall of Clare Castle still stand.[4] He was thus Lord of Clare. Some contemporaneous and later sources called him Earl of Clare, though many modern sources view the title as a "styled title". See: Style (manner of address)

He served as Joint Chief Justiciar in William's absence, and played a major part in suppressing the revolt of 1075.

On William's death, Richard and other great Norman barons, including Odo of Bayeux, Robert, Count of Mortain , William fitz Osbern and Geoffrey of Coutances, led a rebellion against the rule of William Rufus in order to place Robert Curthose on the throne. However, most Normans in England remained loyal. William Rufus and his army successfully attacked the rebel strongholds at Tonbridge, Pevensey and Rochester.[5]

He was buried in St. Neot's Priory in 1091. His widow was still living in 1113. His lands were inherited by his son, Gilbert fitz Richard.

He was the son of Gilbert "Crispin", Count of Brionne, grandson of Richard I of Normandy. In spite of this, sources as far back as the Annals of the Four Masters claim that Richard's great-grandson, Richard "Strongbow", was the direct descendant of Robert "the Devil", father of William the Conqueror.

Richard married Rohese Giffard, daughter of Sir Walter Giffard, Lord of Longueville and Agnes Flaitel, and had 7 children.1

Children of Richard fitz Gilbert and Rohese Giffard

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fitz_Gilbert

Rohese Giffard

F, b. circa 1034, d. after 1113
Father*Sir Walter Giffard
Mother*Agnes Flaitel
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was fitz Gilbert.

Children of Rohese Giffard and Richard fitz Gilbert

Sir Walter Giffard

M
     Lord of Longueville.

Child of Sir Walter Giffard and Agnes Flaitel

Agnes Flaitel

F
Father*Gerard Flaitel
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAgnes Flaitel was also known as Ermentrude.
Married NameHer married name was Giffard.
Name VariationAgnes Flaitel was also known as Flatel.

Child of Agnes Flaitel and Sir Walter Giffard

Cecily Bigod

F
Father*Roger Bigod d. 9 Sep 1107
Mother*Adeliza de Tosny d. c 1130
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was d'Aubigny.

Child of Cecily Bigod and William d'Aubigny Brito

William d'Aubigny Brito

M, d. after 1148
Father*Main d'Aubigny
Mother*Adelaide de Bohun
     William d'Aubigny (after 1148), was an itinerant justice under King Henry I of England. He was commonly known by the appellation Brito.

William was a son of Main d'Aubigny, Breton lord of Saint-Aubin-d'Aubigné (now in Ille-et-Vilaine department) and Adelaide de Bohun[1]. He fought at the Battle of Tinchebray (1106) and was high in Henry I's favor[1]. He was allowed to marry Cecily, the elder daughter of Roger Bigod, sheriff of Norfolk. Through her, he acquired a part of the honour of Belvoir in Leicestershire - his castle became the centre of the family estates - after his mother-in-law, who had been the heir of Robert de Tosny, lord of Belvoir, died about 1130[1]. The couple had four or five sons and two daughters[1]. His heir was William, who married Maud Fitz Robert, daughter of Robert Fitz Richard. The Magna Carta surety, William d'Aubigny, was their son[2].1

Child of William d'Aubigny Brito and Cecily Bigod

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_d%27Aubigny_(Brito).

Main d'Aubigny

M

Child of Main d'Aubigny and Adelaide de Bohun

Adelaide de Bohun

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was d'Aubigny.

Child of Adelaide de Bohun and Main d'Aubigny

William d'Aubigny

M
Father*William d'Aubigny Brito d. a 1148
Mother*Cecily Bigod

Child of William d'Aubigny and Maud Fitz Robert

Maud Fitz Robert

F, b. circa 1132
Father*Robert Fitz Richard b. 1064, d. 1136
Mother*Matilda of St Liz
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1146As of circa 1146,her married name was d'Aubigny.

Child of Maud Fitz Robert and William d'Aubigny

Robert Fitz Richard

M, b. 1064, d. 1136
Father*Richard fitz Gilbert b. c 1030, d. 1091
Mother*Rohese Giffard b. c 1034, d. a 1113
     Robert Fitz Richard (1064–1136), titled Robert Fitz Richard, Lord of Little Dunmow, Baron of Baynard, was a Norman landowner in England. His estates near Little Dunmow are said[1] to have been given to him after confiscation from Ralph Baynard, who had them earlier.[2]

He was steward under Henry I of England[3] and under Stephen of England.[4] He served for a period as High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

He was the son of Sir Richard Fitz Gilbert, Lord of Clare and Tonbridge (c. 1035–1090) and Rohese Giffard, (b. c. 1034), daughter of Sir Walter Giffard, Lord of Longueville,[5] and Agnes Flatel.[6]

He married (c. 1114), Maud de St. Liz, daughter of Sir Simon de St Liz, Earl of Northampton, and Maud de Huntingdon.

Children were:

Sir Walter Fitz Robert, (b. c. 1124).
Maud Fitz Robert, (b. c. 1132), Essex, who married (c. 1146, William d'Aubigny, son of Sir William d'Aubigny, Lord of Belvoir, and Cecily Bigod.1

Children of Robert Fitz Richard and Matilda of St Liz

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fitz_Richard

Matilda of St Liz

F
Father*Simon of St Liz d. 1109
Mother*Maud of Northumbria b. 1074, d. 1130
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMatilda of St Liz was also known as Maud.
Name VariationMatilda of St Liz was also known as de Senlis.
Married NameHer married name was de Quincy.
Married Namecirca 1114As of circa 1114,her married name was Fitz Richard.

Children of Matilda of St Liz and Saer I de Quincy

Children of Matilda of St Liz and Robert Fitz Richard

Walter Fitz Robert

M, b. circa 1124
Father*Robert Fitz Richard b. 1064, d. 1136
Mother*Matilda of St Liz

William d'Aubigny

M, d. 1 May 1236
Father*William d'Aubigny
Mother*Maud Fitz Robert b. c 1132
     William d'Aubigny or D'Aubeney or d'Albini, Lord of Belvoir (died 1 May 1236) was a prominent member of the baronial rebellions against King John of England.

William was the son of William d'Aubigny of Belvoir and grandson of William d'Aubigny (Brito), and was heir to Domesday Book landholder Robert de Todeni, who held many properties, possibly as many as eighty, among them was one in Leicestershire, where he built Belvoir Castle. This was his family's home for many generations.[1]

William stayed neutral at the beginning of the troubles of King John's reign, only joining the rebels after the early success in taking London in 1215. He was one of the twenty-five sureties or guarantors of the Magna Carta. In the war that followed the signing of the charter, he held Rochester Castle for the barons, and was imprisoned (and nearly hanged) after John captured it. He became a loyalist on the accession of Henry III, and was a commander at the Second Battle of Lincoln in 1217.

He died on 1 May 1236, at Offington, Leicestershire, and was buried at Newstead Abbey and "his heart under the wall, opposite the alter at Belvoir Castle".[1] He was succeeded by his son, another William d'Aubigny, who died in 1247 and left only daughters. One of them was Isabel, a co-heiress, who married Robert de Ros, 1st Baron de Ros (c. 1212-1301), thus adding the Aubigny co-guarantor of the Magna Carta to the pedigree of George Washington, 1st president of the USA.1

Child of William d'Aubigny

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_d%27Aubigny_(rebel).

William d'Aubigny

M, d. 1247
Father*William d'Aubigny d. 1 May 1236

Child of William d'Aubigny

Isabel d'Aubigny

F
Father*William d'Aubigny b. b 1180, d. 1 Feb 1221
Mother*Mabel of Chester b. c 1173
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1223As of before 1223,her married name was Fitzalan.

Child of Isabel d'Aubigny and John Fitzalan

William Fitzalan

M, d. circa 1210

Child of William Fitzalan and Isabel de Say

Isabel de Say

F
Father*Ingram de Say
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Fitzalan.

Child of Isabel de Say and William Fitzalan

Ingram de Say

M

Child of Ingram de Say

Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux

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Father*Simon III de Montfort
Mother*Amicia de Beaumont
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBertrade de Montfort of Evreux was also known as D'Evreux.
Married Name1169As of 1169,her married name was de Kevelioc.

Children of Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux and Hugh de Kevelioc

Hugh de Kevelioc

M, b. 1147, d. 30 June 1181
Father*Ranulf de Gernon b. 1099, d. 1153
Mother*Maud of Gloucester b. c 1124, d. 29 Jul 1189
     Hugh de Kevelioc, Earl of Chester (1147 – 30 June 1181) was the son of Ranulf de Gernon and Maud of Gloucester, daughter of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (otherwise known as Robert de Caen, the illegitimate son of Henry I of England, making her Henry's granddaughter).

He is thought to have been born Kevelioc in Monmouth. But he may have taken the name of, the cwmwd of Cyfeiliog (in modern Powys) in the southern part of the Kingdom of Powys, Wales.

He was underage when his father's death in 1153 made him heir to his family's estates on both sides of the channel. He joined the baronial Revolt of 1173–1174 against King Henry II of England, and was influential in convincing the Bretons to revolt. After being captured and imprisoned after the Battle of Alnwick, he finally got his estates restored in 1177, and served in King Henry's Irish campaigns.

In 1169 he married Bertrade D'Evreux, daughter of Simon III de Montfort. She was the cousin of King Henry, who gave her away in marriage. Their children were:

Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester
Maud of Chester (1171–1233), married David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon
Mabel of Chester, married William d'Aubigny, 3rd Earl of Arundel
Agnes of Chester (died 2 November 1247), married William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby
Hawise of Chester (1180–1242), married Robert II de Quincy
A daughter, name unknown, who was briefly married to Llywelyn Fawr
He also had an illegitimate daughter, Amice of Chester, who married Ralph de Mainwaring.

Hugh of Kevelioc died 30 June 1181 at Leek, Staffordshire, England.1

Children of Hugh de Kevelioc and Bertrade de Montfort of Evreux

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_de_Kevelioc,_3rd_Earl_of_Chester.

Maud of Gloucester

F, b. circa 1124, d. 29 July 1189
Father*Robert of Gloucester b. c 1090, d. 31 Oct 1147
Mother*Mabel Fitzhamon b. 1090, d. 29 Sep 1157
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaud of Gloucester was also known as Fitz Robert.
Married Namecirca 1141As of circa 1141,her married name was de Gernon.

Child of Maud of Gloucester and Ranulf de Gernon

Ranulf de Gernon

M, b. 1099, d. 1153
Father*Ranulf le Meschin d. 1129
Mother*Lucia Taillebois
     Ranulf II, also known as Ranulf le Meschin or Ranulf de Gernon inherited his palatine earldom in 1128 aged 28, upon the death of his father who was descended from the Counts of Bayeux, Calvados Normandy.

Ranulf was born at Gernon castle, Normandy around 1100 to Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester (should be: Ranulf III, 1st Earl of Chester [of the second creation]) and Lucia Taillebois of Mercia, England. His parents were both significant landowners and he had considerable autonomy within the palatine. He married Maud, daughter of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.1

Child of Ranulf de Gernon and Maud of Gloucester

Citations

  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranulph_de_Gernon,_2nd_Earl_of_Chester.