Geoffrey de Mandeville

Male - 1100

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  • Name Geoffrey de Mandeville 
    Born Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Constable of the Tower of London  [1
    Occupation First Norman Sheriff of London  [1
    Died ~ 1100  [1
    Person ID I48096  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 

    Family Athelaise,   d. Bef 1085 
    Married Y  [1
    Residence (Family) London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Beatrice de Mandeville,   b. (Normandy, France) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F17724  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Geoffrey de Mandeville alias de Magnaville (Latinized to: de Magna Villa ("from the great town")), (died c. 1100), Constable of the Tower of London.[1][2] He was a Norman from Magna Villa in the Duchy of Normandy. There are a number of communes that were anciently referred to as Magna Villa such as Manneville-la-Goupil, Mannevillette[3] and others. Some records may indicate he was from today's Thil-Manneville, in Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandy (upper Normandy).[1][4][5]


      An important Domesday tenant-in-chief, de Mandeville was one of the ten richest magnates of the reign of William the Conqueror. William granted him large estates, primarily in Essex, but in ten other shires as well.[6] He served as the first sheriff of London and Middlesex,[7] and perhaps also in Essex, and in Hertfordshire. He was the progenitor of the de Mandeville Earls of Essex.[8] About 1085 he and Lescelina, his second wife, founded Hurley Priory as a cell of Westminster Abbey.[9][10]


      He married firstly, Athelaise (Adeliza) (d. bef. 1085),[9] by whom he had:

      William de Mandeville (d. bef. 1130), married Margaret dau. of Eudo, dapifer, who m. 2ndly Otuer fitz Count.[11]
      Beatrice de Mandeville, m. Geoffrey fitz Eustace, natural son of Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.[12] Geoffrey was Lord of Carshalton, Surrey[13]
      Walter, who was also one of his tenants in 1086.[1]

      He married secondly Lescelina, by whom he had no children.[1]

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10698] "Geoffrey de Mandeville (11th century)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, March 18th,.