Matilda FitzRoy, Countess of Perche

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About Matilda FitzRoy, Countess of Perche


  • illegitimate daughter of King Henry I by Mistress (2)
  • died on the White Ship shipwreck; called Marie in many accounts of that accident

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(-drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120). She is named as daughter of King Henry I by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that the king "built up [her husband's] power by greatly augmenting his estates and wealth in England"[170]. Orderic also specifies that the king arranged her marriage at the same time as that of her half-sister Juliane[171]. The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis refers to, but does not name, the wife of "Rotaldus comes" as "filiam regis Anglie", specifying that she had daughters[172]. Her father gave her lands in Wiltshire as her dowry[173]. "Rotrocus comes et Beatrix mater eius atque Mathildis uxor comitis" subscribed the charter dated to [1105/07] under which "Guillermus de Loiscel" made donations to Saint-Denis de Nogent[174]. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester names "…filia regis comitissa de Perceio…" among those drowned in the sinking of the White Ship[175]. William of Malmesbury also records that she drowned in the sinking of the “Blanche Nef [White Ship]”[176]. m (1103) as his first wife, ROTROU [I] Comte du Perche, son of GEOFFROY Comte du Perche & his wife Béatrix de Roucy (-killed in battle Rouen [20 Jan/23 Apr] or 6 May 1144).

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Matilda FitzRoy, Countess of Perche's Timeline

Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, , England
Age 17
Age 27
of, Perche, Cher, France
Age 30
November 25, 1120
Age 34
The Wreck of the "White Ship" off Barfleur