William St. Leger

Male 1200 - 1250  (~ 50 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William St. Leger was born ~ 1200 (son of Geoffrey St. Leger and Agnes LNU); died 1250.

    William — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Geoffrey St. Leger was born ~ 1235; died 1280.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Geoffrey St. Leger was born ~ 1170 (son of Geoffrey de St. Leger and Isabelle LNU); died 1240.

    Geoffrey — Agnes LNU. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Agnes LNU
    Children:
    1. 1. William St. Leger was born ~ 1200; died 1250.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Geoffrey de St. Leger was born 1135-1140, Wartling, Sussex, England (son of Reginald St. Leger and Helisende Eu); died 1203.

    Notes:

    Born: ABT 1089

    Notes: Granted lands to Battle Abbey in conjunction with his father in the time of Henry I.

    Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Cecilia De ROMNEY

    Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Born: ABT 1087, Fairligh, Sussex, England

    Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Cecilia De ROMNEY

    Married: Agnes De CLARE (b. ABT 1091) ABT 1112, Fairligh, Sussex, England

    Children:

    1. Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    2. Thomas De St. LEGER

    3. William De St. LEGER

    4. Goddard De St. LEGER of Goderville

    Thomas De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1115

    Died: 1183

    Notes: Inherited Fairlight in Sussex and the lordships of St Leger at Foucarmont and Bois Hubert in Normany France. He is mentioned in documents of the Priory at Lewes in Sussex and the Abbey of St. Martin, Battle. In 1150 he was a witness when his brother Reginald gave his manor at Cortesley to the priory at Lewes. At the same time he witnessed the gift of land and sea at Winchelsea by his brother Geoffrey to Battle Abbey. Helped to Found the Priory at Robertsbridge, Sussex.

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Agnes De CLARE

    Married: Alice De St. MARTIN (dau. of Walter De St. Martin)

    Children:

    1. Jean De St. LEGER

    2. Wizo De St. LEGER (b. 1161 - d. 1205)

    3. Richard De St. LEGER

    4. Walter De St. LEGER (Monk at Fourcamont)

    5. William De St. LEGER (Monk at Fourcamont)

    6. Alicia De St. LEGER

    Alicia De St. LEGER

    Father: Thomas De St. LEGER

    Mother: Alice De St. MARTIN

    Married: Enguerrand De BOUAFFLES

    Jean De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1160

    Died: 1216

    Notes: Living mainly on his French lands in Normandy whilst his brother Wizo cared fo the lands at Fairlight in Sussex. As a result of his feudal duties accompanied the French King Phillip August on his conquest of Normandy, placed thus in a bad position, in reprisal the English King confiscated his English lands and arrested him on reconquering Normandy. Jean was held prisoner at Corfe Castle in Dorset for many years.The Barons revolt allowed the St. Leger family to offer ransom release aided by the Master Templar Roger St. Leger on 30 Aug 1216.

    Father: Thomas De St. LEGER

    Mother: Alice De St. MARTIN

    Married: Heudiart De DENE

    Children:

    1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    2. Walter De St. LEGER

    3. Henri De St. LEGER (Abbot of Bec-Hellouin)

    Henri De St. LEGER (Abbot of Bec-Hellouin)

    Born: ABT 1182

    Notes: Benedictine Monk. 14th Abbot of the Abbey of Bec-Hellouin in the Bishopric of Evreux France. "A personage of High Birth and very educated in his ways". Blessed by Theobald Archbishop of Rouen before his appointment in 1223.He was involved in the building aqueducts for bringing water to different parts of the Abbey.

    Father: Jean De St. LEGER

    Mother: Heudiart De DENE

    Walter De St. LEGER

    Died: ABT 1247

    Notes: Lord of Campgneuseville.

    Father: Jean De St. LEGER

    Mother: Heudiart De DENE

    Married: ?

    Children:

    1. Heudiert De St. LEGER

    Heudiert De St. LEGER

    Father: Walter De St. LEGER

    Mother: ?

    Married 1: Thomas De CLAIES

    Married 2: Pierre De La CHAPELLE

    Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    Died: ABT 1240

    Father: Jean De St. LEGER

    Mother: Heudiart De DENE

    Married: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

    Children:

    1. Emma De St. LEGER

    2. Thomas De St. LEGER

    3. William De St. LEGER

    4. John De St. LEGER (Chaplain of Windsor)

    Emma De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1210

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

    Married: Walter De BASKERVILLE

    William De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1210

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

    Married: Alicia ?

    Children:

    1. Alicia De St. LEGER

    Alicia De St. LEGER

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Alica ?

    Married: Robert De BEAUCHAMP

    Children:

    1. James De BEAUCHAMP (d. 1285)

    Thomas De St. LEGER

    Born: 1210

    Died: 1250

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    Mother: Phillippa De BAILLEUL

    Married: ?

    Children:

    1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    William De St. LEGER

    Notes: Lord of the Manor of Sowkerness or Sockernersh a manor situated in the extreme North of the parish of Brightling in the area of Battle Abbey about thirty kilometres from the sea. The present house erected on the ruins of the old in Elizabethan times is built in the same style as the ancient Norman manors. He had there an important forge for the manufacture of arms and armour. This was an importance source of revenue. He also owned other property beside the sea between the towns of Rye and Winchelsea. Witness to donations to Lewe.

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Agnes De CLARE

    Married: Avelina ?

    Children:

    1. Isabel De St. LEGER

    2. Dau. De St. LEGER

    3. Agnes De St. LEGER

    4. Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Isabel De St. LEGER

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Avelina ?

    Married: Robert De HASTINGS

    Children:

    1. William De HASTINGS

    Dau. De St. LEGER

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Avelina ?

    Married: Fulke D'OIRY

    Children:

    1. William D'OIRY

    Agnes De St. LEGER

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Avelina ?

    Married: Mathew De BEAUMAIS

    Children:

    1. Ralph De BEAUMAIS

    Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Notes: At the end of the 12th century Sir Roger gave to the monks of Robert sbridge all the tithes of his lands at Sokerness and the seas around Rye, situated between the lands of Robert de Crevecouer and the town of Winchelsea. Master of the Knights Templar 1217.

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Avelina ?

    Married: ?

    Children:

    1. William De St. LEGER (Sir)

    William De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Father: Roger De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Mother: ?

    Married: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

    Children:

    1. Roger De St. LEGER

    2. Adam De St. LEGER

    3. Laurent De St. LEGER

    Roger De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1220

    Died: 1270

    Notes: Lord of Sowkerness. He also possessed property between Rye and Winchelsea. Important salt marshes.

    Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Mother: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

    Married: Margery ?

    Children:

    1. William De St. LEGER

    William De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1245

    Father: Roger De St. LEGER

    Mother: Margery ?

    Married: Christina ?

    Children:

    1. Isabel De St. LEGER

    2. Margery De St. LEGER

    Isabel De St. LEGER

    Father: William De St. LEGER

    Mother: Christina ?

    Married: Robert De ECHYNGHAM

    Laurent De St. LEGER

    Died: 1275

    Father: William De St. LEGER (Sir)

    Mother: Dau. De MUNDEFIELD

    Married: Agnes De BORDENAY

    Children:

    1. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    2. William De St. LEGER

    Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Born: ABT 1115, Wartling, Sussex, England

    Died: 1176

    Notes: Honour of Dunster? Gave Knights Service to William the Marshall. Made two extremely important marriages to the heiress of the family of Eu in France and secondly to the heiress of the de la Mare family descended from Rollo Duke of Normandy.

    Father: Geoffrey De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Agnes De CLARE

    Married 1: Helisende De EU

    Children:

    1. Emma De St. LEGER

    2. William De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    3. Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    4. Reginald De St. LEGER

    Married 2: Hawise De La MARE

    Geoffrey De St. LEGER

    Born: ABT 1135, Wartling, Sussex, England

    Notes: Served in Ireland with William de Clare. Owner of the manors of Offley and Cockernhoe. It is recorded that the steward and the Earl of Gloucester and an armed force destroyed the house at Offley by fire. (Ref Annals of the Priory of Dunstable). The reason is not known.

    Father: Reginald De St. LEGER (Sir Knight)

    Mother: Helisende De EU

    Married: Isabelle ?

    Children:

    1. Geoffrey FITZGEOFFREY (d. 1240) (m. Agnes ?)

    Geoffrey — Isabelle LNU. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Isabelle LNU
    Children:
    1. 2. Geoffrey St. Leger was born ~ 1170; died 1240.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Reginald St. Leger was born ~ 1115, Wartling, Sussex, England (son of Geoffrey St. Leger and Agnes Clare); died 1176.

    Reginald — Helisende Eu. Helisende (daughter of Henry Eu and Margaret Champagne) was born ~1115, Hastings, Sussex, England; died 1147. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Helisende Eu was born ~1115, Hastings, Sussex, England (daughter of Henry Eu and Margaret Champagne); died 1147.
    Children:
    1. 4. Geoffrey de St. Leger was born 1135-1140, Wartling, Sussex, England; died 1203.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Geoffrey St. Leger was born ~ 1086, Fairlight, Sussex, England (son of William St. Leger and Cecilia Romney); died ~ 1144.

    Geoffrey — Agnes Clare. Agnes (daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard, Knight, 2nd Lord of Clare and Adeliza de Claremont) was born ~ 1091, Clare, Suffolk, England; died 1115. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Agnes Clare was born ~ 1091, Clare, Suffolk, England (daughter of Gilbert Fitz Richard, Knight, 2nd Lord of Clare and Adeliza de Claremont); died 1115.
    Children:
    1. 8. Reginald St. Leger was born ~ 1115, Wartling, Sussex, England; died 1176.

  3. 18.  Henry Eu was born ~1090, Leicestershire, England (son of William Eu and Beatrice Busli); died 12 Jul 1140.

    Henry — Margaret Champagne. Margaret was born ~1090; died 15 Dec 1145. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Margaret Champagne was born ~1090; died 15 Dec 1145.
    Children:
    1. 9. Helisende Eu was born ~1115, Hastings, Sussex, England; died 1147.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  William St. Leger was born ~ 1061; died ~ 1120.

    William — Cecilia Romney. Cecilia was born ~1065; died 1086. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Cecilia Romney was born ~1065; died 1086.
    Children:
    1. 16. Geoffrey St. Leger was born ~ 1086, Fairlight, Sussex, England; died ~ 1144.

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

    Notes:

    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.

    Life

    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]

    Family

    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]

    end

    Gilbert — Adeliza de Claremont. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Adeliza de Claremont

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Adeliza de Breteuil

    Children:
    1. Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare was born Clare, Suffolk, England; died 15 Apr 1136, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.
    2. Adeliza de Clare died 0___ 1163.
    3. 17. Agnes Clare was born ~ 1091, Clare, Suffolk, England; died 1115.
    4. Gilbert de Clare, Knight, 1st Earl of Pembroke was born ~ 1100, Tonbridge, Kent, England; died 6 Jan 1148.

  5. 36.  William Eu was born ~1045, Normandy, France (son of Robert Eu and Beatrice Leicestershire); died 1096.

    William — Beatrice Busli. Beatrice (daughter of Roger Busli and Muriel Chappell) was born ~1065, Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Beatrice Busli was born ~1065, Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Roger Busli and Muriel Chappell).
    Children:
    1. 18. Henry Eu was born ~1090, Leicestershire, England; died 12 Jul 1140.


Generation: 7

  1. 72.  Robert Eu was born ~1005, Eu, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France; died > 8 Sep 1093.

    Robert — Beatrice Leicestershire. Beatrice was born ~1022, Leicestershire, England; died 1085. [Group Sheet]


  2. 73.  Beatrice Leicestershire was born ~1022, Leicestershire, England; died 1085.
    Children:
    1. 36. William Eu was born ~1045, Normandy, France; died 1096.

  3. 74.  Roger Busli was born ~1028, Normandy, France; died 17 Jan 1098.

    Roger — Muriel Chappell. Muriel was born ~1042, Normandy, France; died >1082. [Group Sheet]


  4. 75.  Muriel Chappell was born ~1042, Normandy, France; died >1082.
    Children:
    1. 37. Beatrice Busli was born ~1065, Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire, England.