Edith fitzForne, de Greystoke (Concubine #6 of Henry I)

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Edith Sigulfson, fitzForne de Greystoke (Concubine #6 of Henry I), of England

Nicknames: "Eda of Greystoke;", "Edith /Fitzforne/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Greystoke, Cumberland, England
Death: Died in Oseney Abbey, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Oseney Abbey, Oxford, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Forne Sigurdson, Lord of Greystoke and Alditha de Greystoke
Wife of Robert d'Oyly and Robert De Oilly, Ii Baron Of Hook Norton
Partner of Henry I "Beauclerc", King of England
Mother of Edith d'Oyly; Gilbert d'Oyley, of Hook Norton; Alice d'Oilly; Henry de d'Oilly; Emma D Oyly and 2 others
Sister of Ives Ivo fitz Forne de Greystoke

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About Edith Sigulfson, fitzForne de Greystoke (Concubine #6 of Henry I), of England

Edith of Greystoke, daughter of Forn Sigurdson Lord of Greystoke, Cumberland, was a probable mistress of Henry I of England and the mother of his son Robert (NOT Robert de Caen Earl of Gloucester but rather Robert FitzRoy or FitzEdith "of Okehampton"). See below. This Edith is likely to be the same Edith who later married Robert de Oilly of Hook Norton, by whom she had three children: Henry, Alice and Gilbert.

HENRY I 1100-1135

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND, Kings 1066-1603.htm

HENRY of England, son of WILLIAM I "the Conqueror" King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre (Selby, Yorkshire Sep 1068-Château de Lyon-la-Forêt, near Rouen 1 Dec 1135, bur Reading Abbey, Berkshire[102]). He succeeded his brother 3 Aug 1100 as HENRY I “Beauclerc” King of England... [much deleted here]

Mistress (6): EDITH, daughter of ---. Symeon of Durham names "Rodberto filio Edæ et Henrici regis notho"[134]. The Complete Peerage[135] identifies her as the probable daughter of Forn Sigurdson Lord of Greystoke, Cumberland. If this is correct, she married Robert de Oilly of Hook Norton, constable of Oxford Castle, son of Nigel de Oilly of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire & his wife --- (-1142). However, “Editha, Roberto de Oilly conjugali copula juncta” donated property to Thame Abbey, for the souls of “Henrici et Gilberti filiorum meorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “Fulco de Oilly, Fulco Luval, Henrico filio Roberti filii Aumari”[136]. If Edith, wife of Robert de Oilly, was the same person as the mother of King Henry´s son Robert, it is unclear why she would not have named this son in her charter. ...

King Henry I had one illegitimate son by Mistress (6):

15. ROBERT FitzEdith [FitzRoy] (-31 May 1172). Symeon of Durham names "Rodberto filio Edæ et Henrici regis notho"[215]. Guillaume de Jumièges names Robert as illegitimate son of King Henry I "encore jeune et sans établissement"[216]. Landowner in Devon 1130. He supported his half-sister Empress Matilda during the civil war[217]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Robertus filius Regis lix l xvii s i d, et de novo i m" in Devonshire in [1167/68][218]. m (1142) as her second husband, MAUD Avenell, widow of ROBERT d´Avranches, daughter & heiress of RANULF Avenill & his wife Alice --- (-21 Sep 1173). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua…unicam filiam…Matildam” married “Roberto filio regis Henrici primi notho” after the death of her first husband “Roberto de Abrincis id est de Averinges”[219]. She was heiress of the honour of Okehampton, Devon. Robert & his wife had one child:

a) MAUD (-1224). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey names “Matildam” as the daughter of “Roberto filio regis Henrici primi notho” and his wife “Roberto de Abrincis id est de Averinges”, adding that she married “Reginaldo de Courtenay…filio suo Willielmo de Courtenay”[220]. Dame du Sap. m GUILLAUME de Courtenay, son of RENAUD Sire de Courtenay & his first wife Helvise de Donjon (-before 1190).

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Here is the Medieval Lands entry for Robert d'Oilly and his wife Edith, naming the children she had by him:

(http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3.htm#RobertOillydied1142)

ROBERT de Oilly (-1142). The Chronicle of Abingdon records a donation by "Nigellus de Oilli…uxoris meæ Agnetis…Roberti filii mei" of "terram de Abbefelda"[2184]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Rob de Oilli" in Oxfordshire and Yorkshire/Northumberland[2185]. Empress Matilda made various grants of property by charter dated to [1141/42] witnessed by "…Rob de Oilli Conest…"[2186]. He founded Osney priory[2187]. "…Rob[erto] de Oilli et fulco[e] fr[atr]e suo…" witnessed the charter dated 25 Dec 1139 which King Stephen granted for Salisbury Cathedral[2188]. m EDITH Forne, daughter of FORN Sigurdson Lord of Greystoke & his wife ---. “Editha, Roberto de Oilly conjugali copula juncta” donated property to Thame Abbey, for the souls of “Henrici et Gilberti filiorum meorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “Fulco de Oilly, Fulco Luval, Henrico filio Roberti filii Aumari”[2189]. The Complete Peerage[2190] identifies her as the probable daughter of Forn Sigurdson Lord of Greystoke, Cumberland. It then suggests that she was the same person as Edith, mistress of Henry I King of England, and mother of his illegitimate son Robert (who is named by Symeon of Durham "Rodberto filio Edæ et Henrici regis notho"[2191]). However, if this co-identity is correct, it is unclear why Edith would not have named this son Robert in her charter for Thame quoted above. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Ivo fil Forn" in Yorkshire, Northumberland[2192].

Robert & his wife had three children:

(a) HENRY de Oilly of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire (-1163). “Editha, Roberto de Oilly conjugali copula juncta” donated property to Thame Abbey, for the souls of “Henrici et Gilberti filiorum meorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “Fulco de Oilly, Fulco Luval, Henrico filio Roberti filii Aumari”[2193]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "in perdono Henrico de Oyli i m" in Yorkshire in [1161/62][2194]. m as her first husband, MATILDA de Bohun, daughter of HUMPHREY de Bohun & his wife Margaret of Hereford ([1140/43]-). Her parentage is established by a 1263 inquisition which confirms that Humphrey de Bohun, grandfather of Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Hereford at that time, gave Bradenham to his sister Maud[2195]. She married secondly as his second wife, Walter FitzRobert of Little Dunmow, Essex. Her two marriages are confirmed by a lawsuit recorded in 1194 in which "Matill uxor Walteri fil Robti" sued "Cecilia uxore Rad fil Wigain" over Swereford manor, Oxfordshire, given to her by "Henri de Oilli vir eius…in dote"[2196].

(b) GILBERT de Oilly . “Editha, Roberto de Oilly conjugali copula juncta” donated property to Thame Abbey, for the souls of “Henrici et Gilberti filiorum meorum”, by undated charter witnessed by “Fulco de Oilly, Fulco Luval, Henrico filio Roberti filii Aumari”[2201].

(c) ALICE de Oilly . The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m ARNULF de Mandeville, son of GEOFFREY de Mandeville Earl of Essex & his wife Rohese de Vere (-1178).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_of_England#With_Edith_FitzForne

Illegitimate children with Henry I:

1) Robert FitzEdith, Lord Okehampton, (1093–1172) married Dame Maud d'Avranches du Sap. They had one daughter, Mary, who married Renaud, Sire of Courtenay (son of Miles, Sire of Courtenay and Ermengarde of Nevers).

2) Adeliza FitzEdith. Appears in charters with her brother Robert.

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NOTE: Adeliza is not mentioned as a child of Henry I and Edith in the Medieval Lands Database. I wonder if she could be Alice d'Oilly or if Edith had another daughter named Adeliza (Alice and Adeliza are two forms of the same name).

-Pam Wilson 11-1-09

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Matilda was also called EDITH. She married King Henry I of England.

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Edith FitzForne was a mistrees of King Henry I. THey had two children:

1.Robert FitzEdith, Lord Okehampton, (1093–1172) married Dame Maud d'Avranches du Sap. They had one daughter, Mary, who married Renaud, Sire of Courtenay (son of Miles, Sire of Courtenay and Ermengarde of Nevers).

2.Adeliza FitzEdith. Appears in charters with her brother, Robert. --------------------

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Edith fitzForne, de Greystoke (Concubine #6 of Henry I)'s Timeline

1080
1080
Greystoke, Cumberland, England
1094
1094
Age 14
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
1098
1098
Age 18
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England
1101
1101
Age 21
Hook Norton,,Oxfordshire,England
1102
1102
Age 22
Hooke Norton,Oxford,Eng
1105
1105
Age 25
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England
1109
1109
Age 29
or 1094; Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England
1112
1112
Age 32
Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England
1124
1124
Age 44
Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
1149
1149
Age 69
Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, , England