Alice de Dunstanville

F, b. circa 1118
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1139As of circa 1139,her married name was Basset.
  • Alice de Dunstanville was born circa 1118.
  • She married Thomas Basset circa 1139.

Child of Alice de Dunstanville and Thomas Basset

William Marshal

M, b. 1190, d. 6 April 1231
Father*William Marshal b. 1146, d. 14 May 1219
Mother*Isabel de Clare b. 1172, d. 1220

Eleanor Plantagenet

F, b. 1215, d. 13 April 1275
Father*King John of England b. 24 Dec 1166, d. 19 Oct 1216
Mother*Isabella of Angoulême b. 1188, d. 31 May 1246
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1224As of 1224,her married name was Marshal.
Married NameJanuary 1238As of January 1238,her married name was de Montfort.
     Eleanor of England (also called Eleanor Plantagenet [1] and Eleanor of Leicester) (1215 – 13 April 1275) was the youngest child of King John of England and Isabelle of Angouleme.

At the time of Eleanor's birth, King John's London was conquered and Queen Isabella was in shame. He had been forced to sign the Magna Carta. Eleanor would never meet her father, as he died at Newark Castle when she was barely a year old. The French, led by Philip II of France, were marching through the south. The only lands loyal to her brother, Henry III, were in the middle and southwest. The barons ruled the north, but they united with the royalists under William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, who protected the young king, and Philip was defeated.

William Marshal died in 1219 and Eleanor was promised to his son, also named William. They were married on 23 April 1224 at New Temple Church in London. The younger William was 34 and Eleanor only nine. He died in London on 6 April 1231, days before their 7th anniversary. There were no children of this marriage. The widowed Eleanor swore a holy oath of chastity in the presence of Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Seven years later, she met Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. According to Matthew Paris, Simon was attracted to Eleanor's beauty and elegance as well as her wealth and high birth. They fell in love and married secretly on 7 January 1238 at the King's chapel at Westminster Palace. Her brother King Henry later alleged that he only allowed the marriage because Simon had seduced Eleanor. The marriage was controversial because of the oath Eleanor had sworn several years before to remain chaste. Because of this, Simon made a pilgrimage to Rome seeking papal approval for their union. Simon and Eleanor would have seven children:

Henry de Montfort (November 1238-1265)
Simon the younger de Montfort (April 1240-1271)
Amaury de Montfort, Canon of York (1242/1243-1300)
Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola (1244-1288)
A daughter, born and died in Bordeaux between 1248 and 1251.
Richard de Montfort (1252-1266)
Eleanor de Montfort (1258-1282)
Simon de Montfort had the real power behind the throne, but when he tried to take the throne, he was defeated with his son at the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265. Eleanor fled to exile in France where she became a nun at Montargis Abbey, a nunnery founded by her deceased husband's sister Amicia. She died and was buried there on 13 April 1275. Elizabeth Woodville, Queen -Consort of King Edward IV was her direct descendant.1

Child of Eleanor Plantagenet and Simon de Montfort


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Walter de Dunstanville


Joan Marshal

F, b. 1202, d. 1234
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 Munchensi.

Waleran de Beaumont

M, b. 1104, d. 9 April 1166
Father*Robert de Beaumont b. 1049, d. 5 Jun 1118
Mother*Elizabeth of Vermandois b. c 1081, d. 13 Feb 1131
     Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan, 1st Earl of Worcester (1104 – 9 April 1166, Preaux), was the son of Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester and Elizabeth de Vermandois, and the twin brother of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. He is not referred to by any surname in a contemporary document other than 'Waleran son of Count Robert'.

Waleran was born in 1104, the eldest of twin sons of Robert de Beaumont, count of Meulan, who was also to become earl of Leicester in 1107. On their father's death in June 1118, the boys came into the wardship of King Henry I of England. They remained in his care till late in 1120 when they were declared adult and allowed to succeed to their father's lands by a division already arranged between the king and their father before his death. By the arrangement, Waleran succeeded to the county of Meulan upriver on the Seine from the Norman border, and the principal family Norman honors of Beaumont and Pont Audemer. His great possessions included the forest of Brotonne, which was centred on his castle of Vatteville on the left bank of the Seine. As part of the family arrangement, Waleran also received a large estate in Dorset centred on the manor of Sturminster Marshall.1

Child of Waleran de Beaumont and Agnes de Montfort


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Agnes de Montfort

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1141As of circa 1141,her married name was de Beaumont.

Child of Agnes de Montfort and Waleran de Beaumont

Sir Robert de Beaumont

M, b. circa 1142, d. 1204
Father*Waleran de Beaumont b. 1104, d. 9 Apr 1166
Mother*Agnes de Montfort
     Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (c. 1142 – 1204[1], Poitiers, France), was the son of Waleran IV de Beaumont and Agnes de Montfort.

Around 1165 he married Maud FitzRoy, daughter of Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall and Beatrice FitzRichard, and had children:

Mabile de Beaumont, married William de Redvers, 5th Earl of Devon.
Galeran V de Beaumont, Count of Meulan.
Pierre of Meulan
Henri of Meulan
Agnes of Meulan
Dame Jeanne of Meulan, married Robert II d'Harcourt.1


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Maud FitzRoy de Dunstanville of Cornwall

F, b. 1143
Father*Reginald de Dunstanville b. c 1110, d. 1 Jul 1175
Mother*Mabel FitzRichard
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1165As of 1165,her married name was de Beaumont.

Reginald de Dunstanville

M, b. circa 1110, d. 1 July 1175
Father*Henry I of England b. c 1068, d. 1 Dec 1135
Mother*Lady Sybilla Corbet
     Reginald de Dunstanville (Reginald FitzRoy, Rainald ), 1st Earl of Cornwall (French: Renaud de Donstanville or de Dénestanville ) (c. 1110, Dunstanville, Kent, England – 1 July 1175, Chertsey, Surrey, England), Sheriff of Devon, Earl of Cornwall, was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England and Lady Sybilla Corbet.

Reginald had been invested with the Earldom of Cornwall by King Stephen of England, but having afterwards taken up the cause of the Empress Matilda, his sister, he forfeited his lands and honours. Around 1173 he granted a charter to his free bugesses of Triueru, and he addressed his meetings at Truro to All men both Cornish and English suggesting a continuing differentiation.

He was buried in Reading Abbey.

He married Mabel FitzRichard, daughter of William FitzRichard (who held a number of fiefs in Cornwall) and had the following children:

Nicholas de Dunstanville (1136–1175).
Hawyse (or Denise) de Dunstanville (1138–21 April 1162). Married Richard de Redvers, 2nd Earl of Devon (Richard de Reviers).
Maud FitzRoy de Dunstanville of Cornwall (b. 1143, Dunstanville, Kent, England). Married Sir Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan.
Ursula de Dunstanville (b. 1145). Married Walter de Dunstanville Lord Castlecomb.
Sarah de Dunstanville (b. 1147). Married Ademar V, viscount of Limoges.
Reginald de Dunstanville (b. c. 1152).
Joan FitzRoy (b. c. 1150). Married Ralph de Valletort, Lord of Trematon.
He also had illegitimate children by Beatrice de Vaux, who was later married to William Brewer (justice).

Henry FitzCount, Sheriff of Cornwall, Earl of Cornwall (d. 1222).
William FitzCount.1

Child of Reginald de Dunstanville and Mabel FitzRichard


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Mabel FitzRichard

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was de Dunstanville.

Lady Sybilla Corbet

Father*Robert Corbet
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLady Sybilla Corbet was also known as Sybil.

Children of Lady Sybilla Corbet and Henry I of England

Empress Matilda of England

F, b. circa 7 February 1102, d. 10 September 1167
Father*Henry I of England b. c 1068, d. 1 Dec 1135
Mother*Princess Matilda of Scotland b. c 1080, d. 1 May 1118
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 January 1114As of 7 January 1114,her married name was of Germany.
Married Name17 June 1128As of 17 June 1128,her married name was of Anjou.
     Empress Matilda, also known as Matilda of England or Maude (c. 7 February 1102 – 10 September 1167) was the daughter and heir of King Henry I of England. Matilda and her younger brother, William Adelin, were the only legitimate children of King Henry to survive to adulthood. Her brother died in the White ship disaster, making Matilda the last heir from the paternal line of her grandfather William the Conqueror.

As a child, Matilda was betrothed to and later married Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, acquiring the title Empress. The couple had no known children. When widowed, she was married to Geoffrey of Anjou, with whom she had three sons, the eldest of whom became King Henry II of England.

Matilda was the first female ruler of the Kingdom of England. However, the length of her effective rule was brief — a few months in 1141. She was never crowned and failed to consolidate her rule (legally and politically). For this reason, she is normally excluded from lists of English monarchs, and her rival (and cousin) Stephen of Blois is listed as monarch for the period 1135-1154. Their rivalry for the throne led to years of unrest and civil war in England that have been called The Anarchy. She did secure her inheritance of the Duchy of Normandy — through the military feats of her husband, Geoffrey —and campaigned unstintingly for her oldest son's inheritance, living to see him ascend the throne in 1154.

Matilda was the first of two children born to Henry I of England and his wife Matilda of Scotland (also known as Edith).

Her maternal grandparents were Malcolm III of Scotland and Saint Margaret of Scotland. Margaret was daughter of Edward the Exile and granddaughter of Edmund II of England. (Most historians believe Matilda was born at Winchester, but one, John Fletcher (1990), argues for the possibility of the royal palace at Sutton Courtenay in Oxfordshire.).1

Child of Empress Matilda of England and Geoffrey V of Anjou


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Princess Matilda of Scotland

F, b. circa 1080, d. 1 May 1118
Father*Malcolm III of Scotland b. 1031, d. 13 Nov 1093
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPrincess Matilda of Scotland was also known as Edith.
Married Name11 November 1100As of 11 November 1100,her married name was of England.

Children of Princess Matilda of Scotland and Henry I of England

William Adelin

M, b. 1103
Father*Henry I of England b. c 1068, d. 1 Dec 1135
Mother*Princess Matilda of Scotland b. c 1080, d. 1 May 1118
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Adelin was also known as of England.

Henry V of Germany

M, b. 8 November 1086, d. 23 May 1125
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry V of Germany was also known as Holy Roman Emperor.
     Henry V (8 November 1086 – 23 May 1125) was King of Germany (from 1098 - 1125) and Holy Roman Emperor (from 1106 - 1125), the fourth and last ruler of the Salian dynasty. Henry's reign coincided with the final phase of the great Investiture Controversy, which had pitted pope against emperor. By the settlement of the Concordat of Worms, he surrendered to the demands of the second generation of Gregorian reformers.

He was a son of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Bertha of Savoy. His maternal grandparents were Otto of Savoy and Adelaide of Susa.

On 6 January 1099, his father Henry IV had him crowned King of Germany at Aachen in place of his older brother, the rebel Conrad. He promised to take no part in the business of the Empire during his father's lifetime, but was induced by his father's enemies to revolt in 1104, and some of the princes did homage to him at Mainz in January 1105. Despite the initial setbacks of the rebels, Henry IV was forced to abdicate and died soon after. Order was soon restored in Germany, the citizens of Cologne were punished with a fine, and an expedition against Robert II, Count of Flanders, brought this rebel to his knees.

In 1107, Henry undertook a campaign to restore Borivoi II in Bohemia, which was only partially successful. Henry summoned Svatopluk the Lion, who was had captured Duke Borivoi. Borivoi was released at the emperor's command and made godfather to Svatopluk's new son. Nevertheless, on Svatopluk's return to Bohemia, he assumed the throne. In 1108, Henry went to war with Coloman of Hungary on behalf of Prince Álmos. An attack by Boleslaus III of Poland and Borivoi on Svatopluk forced Henry to give up his campaign. Instead, he invaded Poland to compel them to renew their accustomed tribute, but was defeated at the Battles of Glogów and the Hundsfeld. In 1110, he succeeded in securing the dukedom of Bohemia for Ladislaus I.1


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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


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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


  1. [S369] Encyclopedia website, by compilation,,_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

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


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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


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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

     Lord of Longueville.

Child of Sir Walter Giffard and Agnes Flaitel

Agnes Flaitel

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

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


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Main d'Aubigny


Child of Main d'Aubigny and Adelaide de Bohun