Sir Aubrey de Vere, II

Male 1085 - 1141  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Aubrey de Vere 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix II 
    Born ~ 1085  (Normandy, France) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 0May 1141  (Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I48119  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 

    Father Aubrey de Vere, I,   b. (~ 1045), (Normandy, France) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1112-1113, Abingdon Abbey, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Beatrice LNU 
    Married BY 1086  [2, 3
    Family ID F17744  Group Sheet

    Family Adeliza de Clare,   d. 0___ 1163 
    Married ~ 1105  [1, 2, 4
    Children 
     1. Juliane de Vere, Countess of Norfolk,   b. ~ 1116,   d. ~ 1199  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. Aubrey de Vere, III, Knight, 1st Earl of Oxford,   b. ~ 1115,   d. 26 Dec 1194  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Robert de Vere, Lord of Twywell,   b. 0___ 1124, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1194, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F17737  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1085 - (Normandy, France) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0May 1141 - (Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10721] "Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

    2. [S10727] "Aubrey de Vere II" biography, was found, retrieved, uploaded and published March 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, info.

    3. [S10729] "Aubrey de Vere I" biography, was found, retrieved, uploaded and published March 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, info@.

    4. [S10731] "Gilbert Fitz Richard" biography, was found, retrieved, uploaded and published March 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, i.