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Gerald Fitz Walter (de Windsor), Constable of Pembroke

Also Known As: "Also called /'Gerald /de/ Windsor'", "Constable/ of Pembroke /Castle/", "Gerald", "Gerald de Windsor"
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Birthplace: Castle Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Death: Died in Castle Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter fitz Otho de Windsor and Beatrice De Carew
Husband of Nest verch Rhys
Father of Maurice FitzGerald, Lord of Lanstephan; Angharad FitzGerald; David FitzGerald; William Fitzgerald FitzGerald, Baron of Windsor and Pembroke; Hadewise de Hastings and 2 others
Brother of William FitzWalter de Windsor, Sr.; Maurice Fitzwalter; Robert FitzWalter de Windsor, Sheriff of Norfolk and Delicia (FitzOtho)

Occupation: Constable of Pembroke Castle, GERALD OF PEMBROKE KING HENRY 1 GAVE MOULESFORD IN BERKSHIRE1049 ALT B 1075 ALTB PEMBROKESHIRE WALES ALT D 1135, Constable of Pembroke
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About Gerald de Windsor (Constable of Pembroke Castle)

Gerald de Windsor, also known as Gerald FitzWalter, was the nobleman in charge of the Norman forces in Wales in the late 11th century.

Gerald was the son of Walter FitzOtho and Gwladys ferch Ryall, married Nest of Deheubarth, daughter of Prince Rhys ap Tewdwr and Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon, around c. 1095.

Gerald held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle from 1102, was granted the manor of Moulsford in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) by the King and built a motte and bailey castle at Carew in Pembrokeshire.

He had five children with Nesta:

   * William (died 1173), Father of Raymond Fitzgerald
   * Maurice FitzGerald (born c. 1100, died 1 September 1176) and
   * David FitzGerald, Bishop of St David's (died c. 1176)[1],
   * Angharad
   * possibly Gwladys

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_de_Windsor

Gerald fitz Walter was the son of Walter fitz Otho and Gladys ap Comyn.2,3 He married Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, King of South Wales and Gladys of Powys, circa 1100.1 He died before 1136.4

    He built a motte and bailey castle at Carew.1 He was granted Moulsford, Berkshire.1 He was also known as Gerald de Windsor.5 He held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle before 1092.1 In 1095 he commanded troops against the Welsh in South-West Wales.4 In 1100 he travelled to Ireland to seek the marriage of King Murrough's daughter to his over-lord, Arnulf de Montgomery.4 He held the office of Keeper of Pembroke Castle in 1102, after the disgrace of Arnulf.

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10469.htm#i104682

Younger son of Walter Fitzother, Constable of Pembroke, to whom King Henry I gave the Manor of Moulesford in Berkshire. He married Nest, dau. of the last King of Deheubarth. Nest (called the "Helen of Troy of Wales") had a son by Henry I. Gerald was officer to Arnulf De Montgomery and a great favorite of Henry I, from whom he received Moulsford in Berkshire.

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FITZGERALD1.htm#Gerald%20De%20WINDSOR%20%28Constable%20of%20Pembroke%20Castle%29

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Gerald de Windsor, also known as Gerald FitzWalter, was the nobleman in charge of the Norman forces in Wales in the late 11th century.

Gerald was the son of Walter FitzOtho and Gwladys ferch Ryall, married Nest of Deheubarth, daughter of Prince Rhys ap Tewdwr and Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon, around c. 1095.

Gerald held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle from 1102, was granted the manor of Moulsford in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) by the King and built a motte and bailey castle at Carew in Pembrokeshire.

He had five children with Nesta:

   * William (died 1173), Father of Raymond Fitzgerald
   * Maurice FitzGerald (born c. 1100, died 1 September 1176) and
   * David FitzGerald, Bishop of St David's (died c. 1176)[1],
   * Angharad
   * possibly Gwladys

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_de_Windsor

Gerald fitz Walter was the son of Walter fitz Otho and Gladys ap Comyn.2,3 He married Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, King of South Wales and Gladys of Powys, circa 1100.1 He died before 1136.4

    He built a motte and bailey castle at Carew.1 He was granted Moulsford, Berkshire.1 He was also known as Gerald de Windsor.5 He held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle before 1092.1 In 1095 he commanded troops against the Welsh in South-West Wales.4 In 1100 he travelled to Ireland to seek the marriage of King Murrough's daughter to his over-lord, Arnulf de Montgomery.4 He held the office of Keeper of Pembroke Castle in 1102, after the disgrace of Arnulf.

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10469.htm#i104682

Younger son of Walter Fitzother, Constable of Pembroke, to whom King Henry I gave the Manor of Moulesford in Berkshire. He married Nest, dau. of the last King of Deheubarth. Nest (called the "Helen of Troy of Wales") had a son by Henry I. Gerald was officer to Arnulf De Montgomery and a great favorite of Henry I, from whom he received Moulsford in Berkshire.

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FITZGERALD1.htm#Gerald%20De%20WINDSOR%20%28Constable%20of%20Pembroke%20Castle%29

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Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage, baronetage and ...Pg.841

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Gerald Fitz Walter, constable of Pembroke Castle, temp. Henry I. (see Duke of Leinster), who m. Nesta, dau. of Rhys ap Gruffydd ap Tudor Mawr, prince of South Wales, by whom he had three sons, 1. Maurice, ancestor of the noble house of Fitz-Gerald, Duke of Leinster; 2. William, of whom hereafter; 3. David, bishop of St. David's. The 2nd son,

William Fitz Gerald, went to Ireland with Strongbow 1171, but returned to England 1173. He married Agnes, dau. of Adam de Kingsley, co. Chester and had several sons (see Lansdowne, M.). One of his sons was

William, justice in eyre of the co. Chester. He was the direct ancestor of

William Gerard, who m. the dau. and heir of Peter de Bryn, of Bryn co. Lancaster, and was s. by his son

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Name: Gerald Fitzwalter Of Winsor 1 2

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1070 in Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2

Death: BEF 1136 2

Note:

The eldest son, Gerald FitzWalter, constable of Pembroke Castle by 1092, lieutenant to Arnolph de Montgomery. He held off a Welsh attac and commanded troops against native Welsh in southwest Wales in 1095. He travelled to Ireland in 11000 to seek the hand in marriage of King Murrogh's daughter for his overlord Arnulf de Montgomery. On Arnulf's disgrace in 1102 he was made full Keeper of Pembroke Castle by Henry I. He married Nesta, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of South Wales, and had issue, Maurice FitzGerald, David FitzGerald, William FitzGerald, and Angharad who married William de Barry. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 204, FitzGerald, Earls of Desmond]

Gerald Fitz Walter; Constable of Pembroke Castle by 1092, when he held off a Welsh attack; commanded troops against native Welsh in SW Wales 1095; travelled to Ireland 1100 to seek the hand in marriage of King Murrogh's daughter for his overlord Arnulf de Montgomery; on Arnulf's disgrace 1102 was made full Keeper of Pembroke Castle by Henry I. [Burke's Peerage]

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Granted Mulsford, Berks. by Henry I; Constable of Pembroke Castle, 1108

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GERALD, younger son of Walter and Beatrice, was constable, under Arnulf de Montgomery, of his castle of Pembroke, and successfully defended it when besieged by the Welsh in 1092. In 1095 he led a military expedition against the Welsh on the borders of what is now Pembrokeshire, and in 1100 went to Ireland to demand for Arnulf the daughter of King Murrough in marriage. Arnulf was deprived of his estates and exiled by Henry I in 1102, and the King granted the custody of Pembroke Castle to Gerald.

He married Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, PRINCE OF SOUTH WALES (e). The date of his death is not known, presumably before 1136. [Complete Peerage X:10-11, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

(e) In 1106, when Owen ap Cadugan carried her off, two of her sons and a daughter by Gerald de Windsor were taken with her, the sons being returned later to their father. By Stephen, constable of Cardigan (query after Gerald's death), Nest bore a son, Robert FitzStephen, and by Henry I a son Henry (killed 1158), father of Meiler FitzHenry, which Robert and Meiler were later brothers-in-arms of the Geraldines in Ireland. For the descendants of Gerald and Nest see chart pedigree sub Kerry. Their 3rd son was David II, Bishop of St. Davids; and their daughter Angharad (or Ankaret) was, by William de Barri of Manorbier, mother of sons, among whom was Gerald de Barri, otherwise Giraldus Cambrensis, who Expugnatio Hibernica is one of the principal sources of information about the Norman conquest of Ireland by his uncles and cousins and their companions in adventure.[JohnFaye (8 Jun 05).FTW]

The eldest son, Gerald FitzWalter, constable of Pembroke Castle by 1092, lieutenant to Arnolph de Montgomery. He held off a Welsh attac and commanded troops against native Welsh in southwest Wales in 1095. He travelled to Ireland in 11000 to seek the hand in marriage of King Murrogh's daughter for his overlord Arnulf de Montgomery. On Arnulf's disgrace in 1102 he was made full Keeper of Pembroke Castle by Henry I. He married Nesta, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of South Wales, and had issue, Maurice FitzGerald, David FitzGerald, William FitzGerald, and Angharad who married William de Barry. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 204, FitzGerald, Earls of Desmond]

Gerald Fitz Walter; Constable of Pembroke Castle by 1092, when he held off a Welsh attack; commanded troops against native Welsh in SW Wales 1095; travelled to Ireland 1100 to seek the hand in marriage of King Murrogh's daughter for his overlord Arnulf de Montgomery; on Arnulf's disgrace 1102 was made full Keeper of Pembroke Castle by Henry I. [Burke's Peerage]

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Granted Mulsford, Berks. by Henry I; Constable of Pembroke Castle, 1108

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GERALD, younger son of Walter and Beatrice, was constable, under Arnulf de Montgomery, of his castle of Pembroke, and successfully defended it when besieged by the Welsh in 1092. In 1095 he led a military expedition against the Welsh on the borders of what is now Pembrokeshire, and in 1100 went to Ireland to demand for Arnulf the daughter of King Murrough in marriage. Arnulf was deprived of his estates and exiled by Henry I in 1102, and the King granted the custody of Pembroke Castle to Gerald.

He married Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, PRINCE OF SOUTH WALES (e). The date of his death is not known, presumably before 1136. [Complete Peerage X:10-11, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

(e) In 1106, when Owen ap Cadugan carried her off, two of her sons and a daughter by Gerald de Windsor were taken with her, the sons being returned later to their father. By Stephen, constable of Cardigan (query after Gerald's death), Nest bore a son, Robert FitzStephen, and by Henry I a son Henry (killed 1158), father of Meiler FitzHenry, which Robert and Meiler were later brothers-in-arms of the Geraldines in Ireland. For the descendants of Gerald and Nest see chart pedigree sub Kerry. Their 3rd son was David II, Bishop of St. Davids; and their daughter Angharad (or Ankaret) was, by William de Barri of Manorbier, mother of sons, among whom was Gerald de Barri, otherwise Giraldus Cambrensis, who Expugnatio Hibernica is one of the principal sources of information about the Norman conquest of Ireland by his uncles and cousins and their companions in adventure.

Father: Walter Fitzother Of Winsor b: ABT 1037 in Windsor, Berkshire, England

Mother: Beatrice De Offlay b: ABT 1041 in Offaly, Kildare, Ireland

Marriage 1 Nesta Verch Rhys b: ABT 1080 in Dynevor Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Children

William Fitzgerald b: BEF 1100 in Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Maurice "The Invader" Fitzgerald Of Winsor b: ABT 1100 in Castle Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Hadewise Of Windsor b: ABT 1103 in Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
NN De Windsor b: ABT 1106 in Windsor, Berkshire, England

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jcrow&id=I17496 -------------------- Gerald fitz Walter1

M, #104683, d. before 1136

Last Edited=11 Feb 2009

    Gerald fitz Walter was the son of Walter fitz Otho and Gladys ap Comyn.2,3 He married Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, Prince of South Wales and Gladys of Powys, circa 1100.1 He died before 1136.4
    He built a motte and bailey castle at Carew.1 He was granted Moulsford, Berkshire.1 He was also known as Gerald de Windsor.5 He held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle in 1102.1

Children of Gerald fitz Walter and Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth

William fitz Gerald+ d. 1173/746

Maurice fitz Gerald, Baron of Naas+ b. c 1100, d. 1 Sep 11766

David fitz Gerald b. a 1100, d. 11761

Citations

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 682. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S133] Unknown, Pedigree Showing the Descent of the Family of King-Tenison from The White Knight (not published).

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2297.

[S106] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED), online <ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/genealogy/public_html/royal/index.html>. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogies Website.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VII, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Gerald de Windsor

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Gerald de Windsor, also known as Gerald FitzWalter, was the nobleman in charge of the Norman forces in Wales in the late 11th century.

Gerald was the son of Walter FitzOtho and Gwladys ferch Ryall, married Nest of Deheubarth, daughter of Prince Rhys ap Tewdwr and Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon, around c. 1095.

Gerald held the office of Constable of Pembroke Castle from 1102, was granted the manor of Moulsford in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) by the King and built a motte and bailey castle at Carew in Pembrokeshire.

He had five children with Nesta:

William (died 1173), Father of Raymond Fitzgerald

Maurice FitzGerald (born c. 1100, died 1 September 1176) and

David FitzGerald, Bishop of St David's (died c. 1176)[1],

Angharad

possibly Gwladys

[edit]References

^ The Peerage: Gerald fitz Walter

  • Geraldus FitzWalter de Windsor Constable

born about 1070 Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

died before 1136

father:

  • Walter FitzOtho de Windsor

born about 1037 Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

died after 1086

mother:

  • Gwladus verch Rhiwallon

born about 1041 Powys, Wales

siblings:

William FitzWalter de Windsor born about 1068 Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Robert FitzWalter de Windsor born about 1072 Estains, Essex, England died 1158

spouse:

  • Nest verch Rhys

born about 1073 Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales

died about 1163

children:

Andaret FitzGerald de Windsor born about 1096 Carew Castle, Pembroke, Wales

David FitzGerald de Windsor born about 1098 Carew Castle, Pembroke, Wales died about 1176

  • Maurice "Invader of Ireland" Fitzgerald born 1100 Windsor, Berkshire, England

died 1 September 1177 Abbey Grey Friar, Welford, Berkshire, England

buried Abbey Grey Friar, Welford, Berkshire, England

William FitzGerald de Windsor 1100 Carew Castle, Pembroke, Wales died about 1173

Mauger FitzGerald de Windsor born about 1104 Carew Castle, Wales

Robert FitzWalter de Windsor born after 1104 Gloucestershire, England died 1 November 1147

  • daughter of Geraldus FitzWalter de Windsor born before 1110?

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:

LDS

ancestry.com

according to this he married his half-sister...

-------------------- Died: BEF 1136

Father: FitzOther, Walter, of Windsor, Keeper of the Forrest

Mother: , Beatrice

Married to , Nest, Princess of Deheubarth

Child 1: Fitzgerald, William

Child 2: de Windsor, Maurice Fitzgerald, b. 1100

Child 3: Fitzgerald, David, Bishop of St. Davids

Child 4: Fitzgerald, Angharad

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Fitzgerald.

This is one of the great families which came to Ireland as part of the Anglo-Norman invasion.

The Fitzgeralds are all said to have descended from Maurice Fitzgerald who accompanied STRONGBOW on his invastion of Ireland in 1170.

The "Geraldines" settled in the two southern provinces of Leinster and Munster.

MAURICE FITZGERALD b.c.1130? d.1177 as mentioned above, was the son of Gerald of Windsor, constable of Pembroke in Wales, and Nesta, Princess of Wales. Nesta was the dau. of Thys ap Griffyd ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of South Wales.

Maurice Fitzgerald helped STRONGBOW secure Dublin for the English and in 1172 was appointed by Henry II, warden of the city under Hugh de Lacy.

In 1176 he was made a grant of the barony of Offaly and the territory of Offelan, comprising the present towns of Maynooth and Naas. He died 1177, the following Year. (From "The Noble Dwellings of Ireland" by John FitzMaurice Mills. p.131 - GLIN CASTLE, GLIN, co. LIMERICK

-------------------- Constable of Pembroke Castle in 1100 -------------------- Gerald FitzWalter de Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle & Lieutenant of Parts Adjacent,1108 -b. abt. 1070 n Windsor, Berkshire County, England [Christening: About 1070, Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales ] Died: <1136>

--- Nest (called the "Helen of Troy of Wales") had a son by Henry I. Henry FITZHENRY --- Gerald was officer to Arnulf De Montgomery and a great favorite of Henry I, from whom he received Moulsford in Berkshire.

--- Gerald was the ancestor of the Fitzgeralds, Fitzmaurices, Carews, Redmonds and Keatings of Ireland, among others.

--- She was the Princess of Deheubarth, and was considered to be the most beautiful woman in Wales at the time, and she had many beaus. In Christmas of 1108, Owain ap Cadwgan of Cardigan came to visit Gerald FitzWalter (one of Nesta's husbands) and Nesta. He was so smitten with her that, at night, he attacked the castle. He then carried her off and took advantage of her. This upset Henry I so much that the incident started a war

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_de_Windsor -------------------- Gerald Fitz Walter: GERALD, sometimes styled De Windsor, and at others Fitz Walter, is called in the Duke of Leinster's pedigree the eldest son, but, in the pedigree of the Earl of Kerry, the youngest. He was appointed castellan of Pembroke Castle and lieutenant of the parts adjacent, by Henry I. He married Nesta, daughter of RHYS ap Tewdwr, Prince of South Wales, by whom he acquired the barony, manor, and castle of Carru, sith seven other lordships. Gerald, or Gerard Fitz-Walter the eldest son, having married Nesta, daughter of Rees, son of Theadore (Tudor), the Great Prince of South Wales had issue of three sons. ________________________

The Earls of Kildare, and Their Ancestors, from 1057 to 1773. ... Second ...  By Charles William FITZGERALD (Duke of Leinster.)

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Carru Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
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