About Everard de Hungerford
The title "Sir" is attributed to Everard de Hungerford in some places on the internet but no evidence that this was the case has been found.
Subject of the Hungerford Family project discussion
Everard de Hungerford is generally the earliest de Hungerford recorded in most published genealogies.
The following recorded information has no source recorded.
- Born: before 1160, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
- Died: after 1186 Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
- Married: Not known
It would seem that this information has been passed on from tree to tree online with only other trees quoted as a source.
(Apart from online trees)
Everard de Hungerford is the earliest Hungerford referred to. He was alive in 1160 so his birthdate is Before 1160.
"The Hungerford Family: The Hungerford family was living in the town after which they were named as early as 1160, when there is mention of Everard de Hungerford. (There is no record of his birth date)". does not say where he is mentioned.
- A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance. England (ISBN 10: 114334037X / ISBN 13: 9781143340376) Burke, John
"Everard de Hungerford is mentioned, by reason of a fine of twenty pounds having been then levied upon him".
- Pedigree Resource File according to this tree suggests a birthdate of 1155.
- The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 93, Part 2 page 331 repeats that the earliest reference is in 1160
- The Gentleman's magazine (London, England), Volume 134
Page 331. Reference to R.C. Hoare’s Hungerfordiana “We hear of an Everard de Hungerford, in 1160, and of a William de Hungerford, Abbot of Waverley, who died in 1276, but I cannot trace the descent of this family for a certainty till the time of Walter de Hungerford who married Maud, daughter of John de Hetesbury; and thereby became settled at Heytesbury, in Wiltshire. Here then I must commence my account of this family, so distinguished in after-times, and so fortunate in its intermarriages with many heiresses”.
"...Down Amney, rather more than two miles westward and over two miles northwest of Cow Neck, is a pleasant scattered village of open roads and rose-hung cottages. The church is removed fully half a mile;"
"Towards the west end is an inscription to Sir John Hungerford, who died in 1634, set up to his memory, and as a Memento Mori for himself, by his son Sir Anthony Hungerford, who married Elizabeth Lucy, daughter to a certain Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlcote".
"Hear some of the chief things in the history of those men of this "great race and noble house "of Hungerford who in the direct line preceded Sir Anthony; in order that they may keep company in your mind with those other magnificent English families of whom I have written something heretofore: the Fettiplaces, the Besils, the Untons and the rest. The earliest known of their name is Everard de Hungerford, who was alive in 1160 and afterwards there lived a Walter, who married into the Heytesbury estates..."
- Family search Ancestral file reference for Everard De Hungerford (AFN:9L7L-FO)
Birthdate given as Bef 1160 of Heytesbury, Wiltshire
Not on these References
- History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Isles
- The Visitation of Wiltshire 1623. The earliest references is to Walter de Hungerford born (1378-1449)
- The Peerage - A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe
- Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623 - Start page 87. Begins with Everard's son Walter born about 1230.
- Families directly des. from all the royal familiess. in Europe (495 to 1932). By Mrs. Eliz. M. Leach Rixford.
- The Historic Peerage of England: Exhibiting, Under Alphabetical Arrangement, the Origin, Descent, and Present State of Every Title of Peerage which Has Existed in this Country Since the Conquest ; Being a New Edition of the "Synopsis of the Peerage of England"
Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas› William Courthope
- Hungerfordiana: or Memoirs of the family of Hungerford, Author: Richard Colt Hoare, Sir
There was a private printing (100 copies) of 'Hungerfordiana' by Sir Colt Hoare, Bt., Shaftsbury dated 1st January 1823. Our public library has an original copy. There are 149 pages including index, together with a fine etching of the Gatehouse to Down Ampney.
Containing pedigrees and texts on various branches of the family, it names Everard de Hungerford 1160 and William de Hungerford, Abbott of Waverley 1276 as the earliest members found. Descent is given from Walter de Hungerford who was married to Maud of Heytesbury through their son Walter 1308.
The descent from Everard through to Walter is apparently not given in the referenced book
Families directly des. from all the royal fams. in Europe (495 to 1932). By Mrs. Eliz. M. Leach Rixford. Burlington, Vt. 1932. (175p.):35 Not mentioned.
Everard de Hungerford's Timeline
Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England