Rohesia Blount

Female 1217 - 1271  (~ 54 years)

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  1. 1.  Rohesia Blount was born 0___ 1217 (daughter of William Blount, Lord of Ixworth and Cecilia de Vere); died 0___ 1271, Suffolkshire, England.

    Rohesia — Robert Valoines. Robert was born ~ 1198; died 0___ 1263, Orford, Suffolkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    1. Robert de Valoines, II, Lord of Walsham & Icksworth was born 0___ 1247, Thurston, Suffolk, England; died 0___ 1289.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Blount, Lord of Ixworth was born ~ 1163, Suffolk, England (son of Gilbert Blount, 4th Lord of Ixworth and Agnes Lisle); died ~ 1228, Lewes, Sussex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William le Blount

    William — Cecilia de Vere. Cecilia (daughter of Robert de Vere, Lord of Twywell and Matilda de Furnell) was born ~ 1175, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England; died ~ 1234, Ixworth, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Cecilia de Vere was born ~ 1175, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Robert de Vere, Lord of Twywell and Matilda de Furnell); died ~ 1234, Ixworth, Suffolk, England.


    Cecilia le Blount formerly de Vere
    Born about 1175 in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Daughter of Robert de Vere and Matilda (Furnell) de Vere
    Sister of Henry de Vere, Robert de Vere [half] and Alice (de Vere) de Stokes
    Wife of William (Blount) le Blount married before 1217 [location unknown]
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Mother of Galfridus le Eyre, Agnes (Blount) Criketot and Rohesia (Blount) de Valoignes
    Died about 1234 in Ixworth, Suffolk, England


    Sir William was born about 1153. Sir William le Blount ... He passed away about 1228.[1]

    According to the Monasticon Anglicanum, William was the son, and heir, of Hubert. His mother was Agnes de Insul (of the Island, de L'isle), his wife was Cecelia de Vere, and they had children, William, Agnes, and Rose. Son William married Alice de Capell (de Chapel), but died at the Battle of Lewes, without issue, his sisters becoming his heirs. [2]


    A source for this information is needed.
    Monasticon Anglicanum, Vol 6, Pt 1, p 312 [1]

    end of biography

    1. Agnes Blount was born ~ 1204, Suffolk, England; died Allerton, Yorkshire, England.
    2. 1. Rohesia Blount was born 0___ 1217; died 0___ 1271, Suffolkshire, England.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Gilbert Blount, 4th Lord of Ixworth was born ~ 1133, Suffolk, England; died ~ 1188, Ixworth, Suffolk, England.

    Gilbert — Agnes Lisle. Agnes was born 0___ 1130; died Aft 1198. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Agnes Lisle was born 0___ 1130; died Aft 1198.
    1. 2. William Blount, Lord of Ixworth was born ~ 1163, Suffolk, England; died ~ 1228, Lewes, Sussex, England.

  3. 6.  Robert de Vere, Lord of Twywell was born 0___ 1124, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England (son of Aubrey de Vere, II and Adeliza de Clare); died 26 Dec 1194, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England.


    Sir Robert "Lord of Twywell" de Vere
    Born 1124 in Addington, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Aubrey de Vere and Alice (Clare) de Vere
    Brother of Aubrey de Vere, Rohese (de Vere) de Beauchamp, William de Vere, Juliana (de Vere) Bigod, Gilbert de Vere, Geoffrey de Vere and Adeliza (de Vere) of Essex
    Husband of Matilda (Furnell) de Vere married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Henry de Vere, Robert de Vere, Alice (de Vere) de Stokes and Cecilia (de Vere) le Blount
    Died 26 Dec 1194 in Twywell, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England


    Robert DeVere, 3rd Earl of Oxford, was named Steward of the forest lands of Fitzooth for King Richard. He was also known as Lord of the Greenwood and Herne of the Wilde. Outlawed for taking up arms agains King John, he was subsequently styled as Robin Fitzooth and became the prototype for the popular tales of Robin Hood.

    Ancestry family trees

    end of biography

    Robert — Matilda de Furnell. Matilda was born ~ 1120, Drayton, Leicester, England; died ~ 1176. [Group Sheet]

  4. 7.  Matilda de Furnell was born ~ 1120, Drayton, Leicester, England; died ~ 1176.
    1. 3. Cecilia de Vere was born ~ 1175, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England; died ~ 1234, Ixworth, Suffolk, England.

Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Aubrey de Vere, II was born ~ 1085, (Normandy, France) (son of Aubrey de Vere, I and Beatrice LNU); died 0May 1141, (Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England).


    Aubrey de Vere (c. 1085 May 1141) also known as "Alberic[us] de Ver" and "Albericus regis camerarius" (the king's chamberlain) was the second of that name in England after the Norman Conquest, being the eldest surviving son of Aubrey de Vere and his wife Beatrice.

    Aubrey II served as one of the king's chamberlains and as a justiciar under kings Henry I and Stephen.[1] Henry I also appointed him as sheriff of London and Essex and co-sheriff with Richard Basset of eleven counties. In June 1133, that king awarded the office of master chamberlain to Aubrey and his heirs. A frequent witness of royal charters for Henry I and Stephen, he appears to have accompanied Henry to Normandy only once. The chronicler William of Malmesbury reports that in 1139, Aubrey was King Stephen's spokesman to the church council at Winchester, when the king had been summoned to answer for the seizure of castles held by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury and his nephews, the bishops of Ely and Lincoln.[2] In May 1141, during the English civil war, Aubrey was killed by a London mob and was buried in the family mausoleum at Colne Priory, Essex.

    The stone tower at Hedingham, in Essex, was most likely begun by Aubrey and completed by his son and heir, Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford. In addition to his patronage of Colne Priory, the new master chamberlain either founded a cell of the Benedictine abbey St. Melanie in Rennes, Brittany, at Hatfield Broadoak or Hatfield Regis, Essex, or took on the primary patronage of that community soon after it was founded.

    His eldest son, another Aubrey de Vere, was later created Earl of Oxford, and his descendants held that title and the office that in later centuries was known as Lord Great Chamberlain until the extinction of the Vere male line in 1703.[3]

    His wife Adeliza, daughter of Gilbert fitz Richard of Clare, survived her husband for twenty-two years. For most of that time she was a corrodian at St. Osyth's Priory, Chich, Essex.[4]

    Their known children are:

    Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford (married 1. Beatrice, countess of Guisnes, 2. Eufemia, 3. Agnes of Essex)
    Rohese de Vere, Countess of Essex (married 1. Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, 2. Payn de Beauchamp)
    Robert (married 1. Matilda de Furnell, 2. Margaret daughter of Baldwin Wake)
    Alice "of Essex" (married 1. Robert of Essex, 2. Roger fitz Richard)
    Geoffrey (married 1. widow of Warin fitz Gerold, 2. Isabel de Say)
    Juliana Countess of Norfolk (married 1. Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, 2. Walkelin Maminot)
    William de Vere, Bishop of Hereford (1186-1198)
    Gilbert, prior of the Knights Hospitaller in England (1195-1197)
    a daughter (name unknown) who married Roger de Ramis.

    end of biography

    Aubrey married Adeliza de Clare ~ 1105. Adeliza (daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard, Knight, 2nd Lord of Clare and Adeliza de Claremont) died 0___ 1163. [Group Sheet]

  2. 13.  Adeliza de Clare (daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard, Knight, 2nd Lord of Clare and Adeliza de Claremont); died 0___ 1163.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Alice de Clare

    1. Juliane de Vere, Countess of Norfolk was born ~ 1116; died ~ 1199.
    2. Aubrey de Vere, III, Knight, 1st Earl of Oxford was born ~ 1115; died 26 Dec 1194.
    3. 6. Robert de Vere, Lord of Twywell was born 0___ 1124, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England; died 26 Dec 1194, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England.

Generation: 5

  1. 24.  Aubrey de Vere, I was born (~ 1045), (Normandy, France); died 1112-1113, Abingdon Abbey, Berkshire, England.


    Aubrey (Albericus) de Vere (died circa 1112-1113) was a tenant-in-chief in England of William the Conqueror in 1086, as well as a tenant of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances and of Count Alan, lord of Richmond. A much later source named his father as Alphonsus.[1]


    His origins are obscure and various regions have been proposed for his birthplace, from Zeeland to Brittany. He may have been Norman, possibly from the region of Ver in the Cotentin peninsula of western Normandy, but the evidence is such that no certainty is possible.[2]

    In Domesday Book, he is listed as "Aubrey the chamberlain" and "Aubrey the queen's chamberlain" as well as Aubrey de Vere. He and his wife held land in nine counties in 1086. Both were accused of some unauthorized land seizures.[3] Aubrey's estates were valued at approximately 300, putting him in roughly the middle ranks of the post-conquest barons of England in terms of landed wealth.[4] He served King Henry I in the first decade of his reign as a chamberlain and local justiciar in the counties of Berkshire and Northamptonshire.[5]

    Sometime in or before 1104, Aubrey's eldest son Geoffrey fell ill and was tended at Abingdon Abbey in Berkshire by the royal physician, Abbot Faritius. The youth appeared to have recovered but suffered a relapse, died, and was buried at the abbey. His parents then founded a cell of Abingdon on land they donated for the purpose: Colne Priory, Essex. Within a year of the formal dedication in March 1111, Aubrey I joined that community and died soon. His youngest son William died not long after his father. Both were buried at the priory, establishing it as the Vere family mausoleum.[6] Aubrey de Vere II then succeeded to his father's estates.

    Aubrey I was married by 1086. As his spouse's name is recorded as Beatrice in 1104 and Beatrice is named as the mother of his eldest son, she was almost certainly his wife in 1086.[7] Beatrice attended the formal ceremony for the founding of Earl's Colne Priory. Besides sons Geoffrey, Aubrey II, and William mentioned above, the couple's children included Roger and Robert.[8]


    The principal estates held by Aubrey de Vere in 1086: Castle Hedingham, Beauchamp [Walter], Great Bentley, Great Canfield, Earls Colne, [White] Colne, and Dovercourt, Essex; Aldham, Belstead, Lavenham, and Waldingfield, Suffolk; Castle Camps, Hildersham, Silverley, and Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. He possessed houses and acreage in Colchester and a house in Winchester. As tenant of Geoffrey bishop of Coutances, he held Kensington, Middlesex; Scaldwell and Wadenhoe, Northamptonshire. Of the barony of Count Alan of Brittany, he held the manors of Beauchamp Roding, Canfield, and West Wickham, Essex. His wife held Aldham, Essex, in her own right of Odo bishop of Bayeux. The couple both were accused by Domesday jurors of expansion into Little Maplestead, Essex. Aubrey's seizures or questionable right of possession to estates included Manuden, Essex; Great Hemingford, Huntingdonshire; and Swaffham, Cambridgeshire. (Counties given are those of Domesday Book.)


    Aubrey married Beatrice LNU BY 1086. [Group Sheet]

  2. 25.  Beatrice LNU
    1. 12. Aubrey de Vere, II was born ~ 1085, (Normandy, France); died 0May 1141, (Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England).

  3. 26.  Gilbert Fitz Richard, Knight, 2nd Lord of Clare was born Bef 1066, Clare, Suffolk, England; died 0___ 1117; was buried Tonbridge Priory, Kent, England.


    Gilbert Fitz Richard (c.?1066c.?1117), was styled de Clare, de Tonbridge, and Lord of Clare. He was a powerful Anglo-Norman baron who was granted the Lordship of Cardigan, in Wales c.?1107-1111.


    Gilbert, born before 1066, was the second son and an heir of Richard Fitz Gilbert of Clare and Rohese Giffard.[1] He succeeded to his father's possessions in England in 1088 when his father retired to a monastery;[2] his brother, Roger Fitz Richard, inherited his father's lands in Normandy.[3] That same year he, along with his brother Roger, fortified his castle at Tonbridge against the forces of William Rufus. But his castle was stormed, Gilbert was wounded and taken prisoner.[4] However he and his brother were in attendance on king William Rufus at his death in August 1100.[4] He was with Henry I at his Christmas court at Westminster in 1101.[4]

    It has been hinted, by modern historians, that Gilbert, as a part of a baronial conspiracy, played some part in the suspicious death of William II.[5] Frank Barlow points out that no proof has been found he had any part in the king's death or that a conspiracy even existed.[5]

    In 1110, King Henry I took Cardigan from Owain ap Cadwgan, son of Cadwgan ap Bleddyn as punishment for a number of crimes including that of the abduction of Nest, wife of Gerald de Windsor.[6] In turn Henry gave the Lordship of Cardigan, including Cardigan Castle to Gilbert Fitz Richard.[7] He founded the Clunic priory at Stoke-by-Clare, Suffolk.[7] Gilbert died in or before 1117.[7][8]


    About 1088,[9] Gilbert married Adeliza/Alice de Claremont, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont, and Margaret de Roucy.[8] Gilbert and Adeliza had at least eight children:

    Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1136.[10]
    Gilbert Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1148, 1st Earl of Pembroke.[10]
    Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, d. 1154, m. Adeline de Rollos.[11]
    Adelize/Alice de Clare, d. 1163, m. (ca. 1105), Aubrey II de Vere, son of Aubrey I de Vere and Beatrice.[12] She had 9 children and in her widowhood was a corrodian at St. Osyth's, Chich, Essex.
    Hervey de Clare, Lord of Montmorency.[13]
    Walter de Clare, d. 1149.[14]
    Margaret de Clare, d. 1185, m. (ca. 1108), Sir William de Montfitchet, Lord of Stansted Mountfitchet.[15]
    Rohese de Clare, d. 1149, m. (ca. 1130), Baderon of Monmouth[16]


    Gilbert — Adeliza de Claremont. [Group Sheet]

  4. 27.  Adeliza de Claremont

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Adeliza de Breteuil

    1. Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare was born Clare, Suffolk, England; died 15 Apr 1136, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.
    2. 13. Adeliza de Clare died 0___ 1163.
    3. Gilbert de Clare, Knight, 1st Earl of Pembroke was born ~ 1100, Tonbridge, Kent, England; died 6 Jan 1148.