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Matilda / Maud d'Avranches (d'Abrincis) (d'Avenel), Dame du Sap, Heiress of Okehampton

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Birthplace: Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Okehampton, Devon, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert (Rualon) d'Abrincis d'Avranches, Lord of Okehampton, Sheriff of Kent and Devonshire and ... de Dol
Wife of William de Courcy, Okehampton and Robert FitzRoy FitzEdith, Baron of Okehampton
Mother of Hawise Avis d´Avranches or de Courcy, Heiress of Okehampton and Maud fitzWilliam, Dame du Sap
Half sister of William II d'Avranches and Robert Hougham, I

Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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About Matilda / Maud d'Avranches (d'Abrincis) (d'Avenel), Dame du Sap, Heiress of Okehampton

Maud/Matilda d'Avranches

There is much debate about whether she was the daughter of Robert d'Avranches or whether he was her first husband. The latter theorywas presented by the monastic history of Ford Abbey, the credibility of which many medieval scholars have called into question. Another source, supported by the Peerages, clearly indicates that she was Robert's daughter:

From: John Watson <watsonjohnm@xxxxxxxxx> on soc.gen.medieval Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:36:46 -0700 (PDT)

Just in case someone actually believes the flawed family history produced by the monks of Ford (and a few people do judging by some of the pedigrees out there on the internet), here is a record which clearly shows that Maud, wife of Robert son of Henry I was the daughter of Robert d'Avranches and an heir of Richard fitz Baldwin.

C[arta]. Rob'ti filii Henrici Regis per concessionem Mathildis, filiae Roberti de Avrenchis et heredis Ricardi filii Baldewini, dans totam vineam quam Rob'tus fil. Baldewini et Ricardus frater ejus Eccl. S. N. dederunt.

Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. 1 (London: 1834) p. 188, Charters in the Cartulary of St. Nicholas Priory, at Exeter, No. 151

Charles Cawley positions her as first marrying Robert d'Avranches:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#_Toc159664189

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

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3.htm#MaudAvenilldied1173

MATILDA Avenell (-21 Sep 1173). The Fundationis et Fundatorum Historia of Ford Abbey records that “domina Alicia uxor domini Randolphi Avenell filia sua” had “unicam filiam…Matildam” who died[157]. 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”, and died “IX Kal Oct 1173”[158]. m firstly as his second wife, ROBERT d´Avranches, son of [WILLIAM FitzWimund d´Avranches & his wife ---] (-before 1142). m secondly (1142) ROBERT, illegitimate son of HENRY I King of England & his mistress Edith of Greystoke (-31 May [1172]).

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Maud was NOT the daughter of Robert d'Avranches so this incorrect line has been detached. [Terry Jackson, 28 August 2010]

Maud may or may not have also been married to William de Crucy or Curcy, as noted by Burke's Peerage, though there is no evidence for this in the primary sources provided by the Medieval Lands database [Pam Wilson, 18 Februrary 2011]

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Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap

F, #104665, d. 21 September 1173

from thePeerage.com, Last Edited=23 Oct 2007

Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap is the daughter of Robert d'Avranches.1 She married William de Crucy.2 She married Robert fitz Edith, Baron of Okenhampton, son of Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England and Edith Sigulfson.1 She died on 21 September 1173.

Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap was also known as Maud d'Avranches.2 She gained the title of Dame du Sap. As a result of her marriage, Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap was styled as Lady of Okenhampton.

Child of Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap and Robert fitz Edith, Baron of Okenhampton

  • Maud FitzRoy, Dame du Sap2 d. 1224

Child of Matilda d'Avranches, Dame du Sap and William de Crucy

  • Hawise de Crucy, Lady of Okehampton+2 d. 31 Jul 1219

Citations

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 48. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[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 1122. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Matilda/Maud d'Avranches (d'Avenel)'s Timeline

1097
1097
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
1134
1134
Age 37
Okehampton, Devon, , England
1135
1135
Age 38
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
1137
1137
Age 40
Okehampton, Devonshire, England
1142
1142
Age 45
Normandy, France
1173
September 21, 1173
Age 76
Okehampton, Devon, , England
1935
November 30, 1935
Age 76
November 30, 1935
Age 76
November 30, 1935
Age 76
November 30, 1935
Age 76