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Richard FitzPons, Lord of Cantref Bychan

Nicknames: "Lord Richard Fitz /Pons/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lahnyndhry Castle, Wales
Death: Died in Bronllys, Breconshire, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Pons II (Ponce, Pontius) FitzPons and NN
Husband of Maude FitzWalter
Father of Bertha FitzRichard; Simon FitzRichard; Roger FitzRichard and Walter FItzRichard de Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford
Brother of Walter Fitzpons; Simon FitzPons; Dru (Drogo) Walter Fitzpontz and Osbern Fitzwilliam

Occupation: Lord of Bychan - see http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps15/ps15_391.htm, Lord of Cantref Bychan
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About Richard FitzPons, Lord of Cantref Bychan

Lord of Cantref Bychan

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Richard Fitz Pons From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fitz_Pons

Richard Fitz Pons[1] (c. 1080 – 1129)[2] was an Anglo-Norman nobleman, active as a marcher lord on the border with Wales.

He is described as a follower of Bernard de Neufmarche, and probably first builder of Bronllys Castle.[3] He started construction at Llandovery Castle[4] in 1116. [5]

Family

His father was Pons fitz Pons.[6][7]

He married Matilda Fitz Walter (died after 1127), daughter of Walter Fitz Roger, sheriff of Gloucester, and Bertha de Ballun.[8] Walter de Clifford was one of their four children.[9][10].

Richard was the heir of Drogo fitz Pons and Walter fitz Pons, both mentioned in the Domesday Survey. He is now taken to be their nephew.[11] They had lands in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Pinxton in Derbyshire, Glasshampton in Worcestershire[12][13]

Notes

  1. ^ fitz Pontz, fitzPontz, fitz Poyntz, fitzPoyntz, fitzPonce.
  2. ^ Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Richard Fitz Pons CLIFFORD ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH STRUDELL Decendants
  3. ^ Bronllys Castle
  4. ^ Llandovery Castle
  5. ^ Archaeology in Wales - Archaeoleg CAMBRIA Archaeology
  6. ^ [1].
  7. ^ There is uncertainty. Another story would make him son of William of Talou, Count of Arques-la-Bataille, known as Guillaume d'Arques, William de Normandie.[2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ Charles Cawley (2010). Medieval Lands, English earls 1067-1122
  10. ^ thePeerage.com - Person Page 10486
  11. ^ Keats-Rohan, Domesday People I:180-181, 455-456.
  12. ^ Worcestershire History Encyclopaedia: Astley <!Document Title>
  13. ^ Drogo also in Wiltshire, large holdings in Devon.[4].

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From Medlands:

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

Son of Pons:

c) RICHARD FitzPons (-[1127/29]). "Ricardus filius Puncii" donated “ecclesiam de Lecha" to Great Malvern monastery, Worcestershire, for the soul of "uxoris meæ Mathildis et liberorum meorum…", by undated charter, witnessed by "Simon et Osbernus fratres mei…"[1383]. "…Ricardo filio Poncii…" witnessed the charter dated 1121 under which Henry I King of England confirmed the grant of "heredibus suis Herefordiam [parvam et] Ullingeswicam" to "Waltero de Gloec" by the bishop of Hereford[1384]. The charter dated to [10 Apr/29 May] 1121 which records the arrangements for the marriage of "Miloni de Gloec" and "Sibilia filia Beorndi de Novo Mercato" refers to land held by "Ric fil Pontii"[1385]. A charter dated to [1127] records that "Ricard Pontii filii" granted the manor of "Lechia" to "Mathildi uxori mee in matrimoniu" in exchange for her original marriage portion, the manor of Ullingswick in Herefordshire, which he gave to "Helie Giff in mat-monu cum filia mea Berta"[1386]. Richard presumably died before [1129] as he is not named in the [1129/30] Pipe Roll. Henry I King of England confirmed a donation to Llanthony priory which "Ricardus filius Pontii" had made with the consent of "Hugonis filii Pontii", by charter dated [1130][1387].

m MATILDA, daughter of [WALTER of Gloucester & his wife Berthe ---] (-after [1127]). A charter dated to [1127] records that "Ricard Pontii filii" granted the manor of "Lechia" to "Mathildi uxori mee in matrimoniu" in exchange for her original marriage portion, the manor of Ullingswick in Herefordshire, which he gave to "Helie Giff in mat-monu cum filia mea Berta"[1388]. Round indicates that this charter means that Matilda must have been the daughter of Walter of Gloucester, noting that Ullingswick was recorded in Domesday Book as belonging to the church of Hereford, and also that King Henry I confirmed its grant and that of Little Hereford by the bishop of Hereford to Walter of Gloucester by another charter[1389]. The fact that Matilda named two of her children after her supposed parents also indicates that this parentage is probably correct (although the name Walter was already used in the FitzPons family before Richard´s marriage). See below under the wife of her son Walter [I] for some further speculation about Matilda´s parentage, involving the Tosny family, which appears to be incorrect. "Ricardus filius Puncii" donated “ecclesiam de Lecha" to Great Malvern monastery, Worcestershire, for the soul of "uxoris meæ Mathildis et liberorum meorum…", by undated charter, witnessed by "Simon et Osbernus fratres mei…"[1390].

Richard & his wife had four children:

i) SIMON FitzRichard (-[before 1127]). A charter of Edward III King of England records that Clifford priory, Herefordshire was founded by “Simonem filium Ricardi filii Poncii quondam dominum de Clifford antecessorem comitissæ Lincolniæ”[1391]. The text does not specify which countess of Lincoln is referred to. It is assumed that Simon was the older son of Richard as he founded the priory in his name. "…Simo filii ei…" witnessed the charter dated to [1127] which records that "Ricard Puncii filii" granted Aston, Gloucestershire ("Hestoniam") to "Mathilli uxori mee"[1392]. He presumably died before [1127] as he did not witness the charter estimated to that date under which his father reassigned the marriage portion of his mother.

ii) ROGER FitzRichard (-[1127/29]). "Rog fil Ric, Walti fr eius…" witnessed the charter dated to [1127] which records that "Ricard Pontii filii" granted the manor of "Lechia" to "Mathildi uxori mee in matrimoniu" in exchange for her original marriage portion, the manor of Ullingswick in Herefordshire, which he gave to "Helie Giff in mat-monu cum filia mea Berta"[1393]. Roger presumably died before [1129] as he is not named in the [1129/30] Pipe Roll.

iii) WALTER [I] FitzRichard (-1190). His parentage is confirmed by the undated charter, dated to before 1190, under which "Hugh de Say and Lucia his wife, daughter of Walter de Clifford, son of Richard fitz Poncius" donated the mill of Rochford to Haughmond Abbey[1394].

- see below.

iv) BERTHA . A charter dated to [1127] records that "Ricard Pontii filii" granted the manor of "Lechia" to "Mathildi uxori mee in matrimoniu" in exchange for her original marriage portion, the manor of Ullingswick in Herefordshire, which he gave to "Helie Giff in mat-monu cum filia mea Berta"[1395]. m ([1127]) ELIAS Giffard, son of ELIAS Giffard & his wife Ala --- (-after 1166).

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps15/ps15_391.htm

1. Burke, B. "Clifford - Earls of Cumberland and Barons

Clifford" in "Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire" pp.122-124.

2. Cokayne, G.E. "Giffard" in "The Complete Peerage" Vol. V, pp.639, note c.

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Rirchard fitzPons

son of Pons NOT William I King of England

-------------------- Richard Fitz Pons was an Anglo-Norman nobleman, active as a marcher lord on the border with Wales.

He is described as a follower of Bernard de Neufmarche, and probably first builder of Bronllys Castle. He started construction at Llandovery Castle in 1116.

His father was Pons fitz Pons.

He married Matilda Fitz Walter (died after 1127), daughter of Walter Fitz Roger, sheriff of Gloucester, and Bertha de Ballun. Walter de Clifford was one of their four children.

Richard was the heir of Drogo fitz Pons and Walter fitz Pons, both mentioned in the Domesday Survey. He is now taken to be their nephew. They had lands in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Pinxton in Derbyshire, Glasshampton in Worcestershire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fitz_Pons -------------------- CLIFFORD CASTLE / HEREFORDSHIRE

The early motte and bailey castle was built on a cliff overlooking a ford on the River Wye in 1070 by William Fitz Osbern.......When his heir, Roger de Breteuil, 2d Earl of Hereford, forfeited his lands for rebellion against the King in 1075, the castle was granted to Ralph Tosny, who held it directly from the Crown. From Ralph, it passed to his son in law Richard des Ponts (more correctly, Richard Fitz Pons). Richard's son, Walter Fitz Richard, later took the name of Walter de Clifford after he seized the castle from its Tosny overlord before 1162. Much of the stone castle would seem to have been built before 1162, as it much resembles the Tosny Conhes Castle in Normandy.

Source -- Wikipedia / "Clifford Castle"

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Richard FitzPons's Timeline

1065
1065
Lahnyndhry Castle, Wales
1110
1110
Age 45
Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England
1113
1113
Age 48
Gloucester, Gloucester, England
1114
1114
Age 49
Bronllys Castle, Breconshire, Wales
1125
1125
Age 60
Llandovery, Wales
1127
1127
Age 62
Clifford, Herefordshire, England
1129
1129
Age 64
Bronllys, Breconshire, Wales
1909
December 7, 1909
Age 64
December 7, 1909
Age 64
1992
September 11, 1992
Age 64