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Nicknames: "Roger de Valoines"
Birthplace: Valognes, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: Died in England
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Roger de Valognes

Roger de Valognes (de Valoines)

Son of Peter (Piers) de Valognes (Valoines) and wife Albreda

Married Agnes FitzJohn

Children:

  • Peter (-1158)
  • Robert (-1184)
  • Philip (-1215)
  • Cecily
  • Roger
  • John
  • Geoffrey

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From Medieval Lands database (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3T-Z.htm#PeterValoignesdied1166)

ROGER de Valoignes, son of PIERRE de Valoignes & his wife Alberade --- (-[1141/42]). “Petrus de Valoniis et Albreda uxor mea” founded Binham in Norfolk, with the consent of “filiis meis Willielmo et Rogerio…nepotis mei Walteri”, by charter dated to [1102/18][246]. Henry I King of England confirmed the donation to Binham priory by "Petrus de Valoniis…et Rogerius filius eius et…Robertus" by charter dated to [1121/29][247]. Henry I King of England confirmed the donation of land "in Walsingham" to Binham Priory by "Rogerius de Valoines" by charter dated to [1108/29][248]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Rogo de Valon" in Hertfordshire[249]. Empress Matilda granted property to "Rogero de Valoniis" by undated charter[250]. “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[251].

m AGNES, daughter of JOHN & his wife --- ([1125]-after 1185). “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[252]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[253]. “Robertus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus de Valoniis avus meus et Rogerus pater meus et Petrus de Valoniis frater meus et domina Agnes mater mea”, with the advice of "dominæ Agnetis matris meæ et Hadæwisæ uxoris meæ", by undated charter[254]. The Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 records property “Hortfurdburia et Hochwelle” held by “Agnes de Valeines…l annorum”, property “Hecham et Leic” held by “Agnes de Valuines…plusquam lx annorum”, and “Redefelde” held by “Agnes de Valuines…soror Pagani filii Johannis” adding that her heir is “filia eius et heres data est Durando de Ostili”[255]. The Complete Peerage says that her age suggests that she may have been the daughter of a second marriage[256].

Roger & his wife had six children:

1. PETER de Valoignes (-1158). “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[257]. Empress Matilda made various grants of property by charter dated to [1141/42] naming "…Petrus de Valon" among her supporters[258]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[259]. Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Peter married "Gundredam de Waranna" but died without heirs[260].

m as her first husband, GUNDRED de Warenne, daughter of RAINALD de Warenne & his wife Alice de Wormgay (-before 6 Nov 1224). Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Gundrea quæ fuit uxor Petri de Valoniis" held one knight´s fee from "Roberti de Valoine" in Essex[261]. Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Peter married "Gundredam de Waranna" but died without heirs[262]. She married secondly William de Courcy, and thirdly Geoffroy Hose. An order dated 6 Dec 1224 required the confiscation of "the vill of Newnham that Gundrea de Warenne held in dower, which is an inheritance partible between Joan wife of Hugh de Neville, and Margaret wife of Falkes de Bréauté", with savings for "the executors of the testament of the same Gundrea"[263].

2. ROBERT de Valoignes (-1184). “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[264]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[265]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record the knights´ fees held from "Roberti de Valoine" in Essex[266]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Galfridus de Valoniis ii m, Robertus de Valoniis xx l iv s v d" in Essex, Hertfordshire in [1167/68][267]. “Robertus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus de Valoniis avus meus et Rogerus pater meus et Petrus de Valoniis frater meus et domina Agnes mater mea”, with the advice of "dominæ Agnetis matris meæ et Hadæwisæ uxoris meæ", by undated charter[268]. Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Robert was father of "Gunora mater predicte Cristiane"[269].

m HAWISE, daughter of ---. “Robertus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus de Valoniis avus meus et Rogerus pater meus et Petrus de Valoniis frater meus et domina Agnes mater mea”, with the advice of "dominæ Agnetis matris meæ et Hadæwisæ uxoris meæ", by undated charter[270].

Robert & his wife had one child:

a) GUNNOR de Valoignes (-after 1208). Her supposed first marriage is confirmed by the Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 which records property “Hortfurdburia et Hochwelle” held by her paternal grandmother “Agnes de Valeines…l annorum”, property “Hecham et Leic” held by “Agnes de Valuines…plusquam lx annorum”, and “Redefelde” held by “Agnes de Valuines…soror Pagani filii Johannis” adding that her heir is “filia eius et heres data est Durando de Ostili”[271]. Round suggests that "filia eius" in this passage is an error for "neptis eius", as Gunnor was the senior heiress of her grandmother as only daughter of the latter´s second surviving son, and pointing out that "Durandus de Osteilli" paid scutage in Essex/Hertfordshire of £15/3/4 in the Pipe Roll 1190, equivalent to the 30 and one third knights´ fees on which the barony of Valoignes paid had paid in 1166, and on which "Gunnore de Valoniis" paid in 1194[272]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], records that "Gunnore de Valoniis" paid "xx s, i militem" in Norfolk, Suffolk, and also paid in Essex, Hertfordshire[273]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1196/97], records "Gunnore de Valoniis" paying "xxx l, xxx milites" in Essex, Hertfordshire[274]. Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Robert was father of "Gunora mater predicte Cristiane"[275]. "Rob fil Walteri et Gunnor ux eius" paid a fine for the inheritance of "Gaufri de Valon avunculi ipsius Gunnor", dated 1208[276]. [m firstly (before 1185) DURAND de Ostill, son of --- (-[1191/94]).] m [secondly] (after 1194) as his first wife, ROBERT FitzWalter of Woodham Walter, Essex, son of WALTER FitzRobert & his first wife Matilda de Lucy (-9 Dec 1235, Dunmow Priory).

3. GEOFFROY de Valoignes (-before 1208). “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[277]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[278]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record knights´ fees held from "Galfridus de Valoniis" in Essex[279]. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Galfridus de Valoniis ii m, Robertus de Valoniis xx l iv s v d" in Essex, Hertfordshire in [1167/68][280]. "Rob fil Walteri et Gunnor ux eius" paid a fine for the inheritance of "Gaufri de Valonavunculi ipsius Gunnor", dated 1208[281]. "Philipp de Valon" paid a fine for "saisina de terra de Burton et aliis terris e fuerunt Gaufr de Valon fratris sui", excepting what was owed to "Emma quondam ux eiusdem Gaufr…in dote", dated 1208[282].

m EMMA, daughter of --- (-after 1208). "Philipp de Valon" paid a fine for "saisina de terra de Burton et aliis terris e fuerunt Gaufr de Valon fratris sui", excepting what was owed to "Emma quondam ux eiusdem Gaufr…in dote", dated 1208[283].

4. [ROGER de Valoignes . King Stephen confirmed the donation of land at Barney, Norfolk to Binham Priory by "Walt[erus] de Valoniis…concessu Rogeri de Valon[iis]" by charter dated to [1145/50][284]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[285]. "…Philippo de Valoniis, Rogero de Valoniis…" witnessed the undated charter under which William King of Scotland confirmed the freedoms of the priory of the Isle of May[286].]

5. JOHN de Valoignes . “Rogerus de Valoniis” confirmed the foundation of Binham monastery by “patris mei Petri de Valoniis”, by undated charter, probably dated to after 1135, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis uxor mea, Petrus et Robertus et Gaufridus et Johannes filii mei…"[287]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[288].

6. PHILIP de Valoignes (-5 Nov 1215, bur Melrose Abbey). Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Philip went to Scotland and was there father of "Willelmum de Valoynes qui fuit heres suus et de quo exierunt uxores predictorum Henrici et aliorum"[289]. “Petrus de Valoniis” confirmed donations to Binham monastery by “Petrus…de Valoniis avus meus et…pater meus Rogerus”, by undated charter dated to after 1154, witnessed by "Agnes de Valoniis, Robertus et Gaufredus et Rogerus et Johannes et Philippus de Valoniis…"[290]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Philippus de Valoniis" paying "xx s, ii milites" in Essex, Hertfordshire[291]. "…Philippo de Valoniis, Rogero de Valoniis…" witnessed the undated charter under which William King of Scotland confirmed the freedoms of the priory of the Isle of May[292]. Chamberlain of Scotland[293]. "…Philippo de Valuniis…" subscribed the undated charter under which "Comes David frater regis Scottorum" founded Lindores Abbey[294]. "…Philippo de Valoniis camerario…" subscribed the charter dated 1 Jul (no year) under which William King of Scotland donated "totam terram de Strathylaf" to Kinloss[295]. "…David Olifard, Philippo de Valoniis camerario, Ricardo Cumyn" witnessed the undated charter under which William King of Scotland granted "unum plenarium tofftum" to Scone Abbey over its territories[296]. "Philipp de Valon" paid a fine for "saisina de terra de Burton et aliis terris e fuerunt Gaufr de Valon fratris sui", excepting what was owed to "Emma quondam ux eiusdem Gaufr…in dote", dated 1208[297]. m ---. The name of Philip´s wife is not known.

Philip & his wife had [three] children:

a) WILLIAM de Valoignes of Panmure, co. Forfar (-Kelso 1219, before 21 Jun, bur Melrose Abbey). Bracton records an inquiry, dated 1234/35, whether "Cristiana de Mandevilla soror Walteri filii Roberti" was seised of part of land "in Dersingham", which descended to her "ex parte Gunnore matris sue" and was inherited by "Henricus de Bailloil et Lora uxor eius" because "idem Walterus non fuit frater predicte Cristiane nisi ex parte patris", noting that "tres fratres fuerunt…Petrus, Robertus, Philippus ex parte patris et matris", that Philip went to Scotland and was there father of "Willelmum de Valoynes qui fuit heres suus et de quo exierunt uxores predictorum Henrici et aliorum"[298]. "…Roll constabul, Philipp de Mubray, Willmo de Valloñ, Henr Biset, Thomas de Colville, Adam fil Herb, Ferg fratre Roll, Alexander de Finton" witnessed the charter dated 22 Sep (no year, but dated to after 1196) under which William King of Scotland confirmed the donation of "in territorio de Cliftun" to Melrose abbey made by "Walterus Corbet filius Walteri"[299]. Chamberlain of Scotland. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death in 1219 of "Willelmus de Valoniis" and his burial "apud Melros in capitulo"[300]. m LORETA de Quincy, daughter of SAHER de Quincy Earl of Winchester & his wife Margaret of Leicester. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. William & his wife had four children....

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From: therav3@aol.com (John Ravilious) Subject: Re: Peter de Valognes/Peter de Valence/Piers de Valoins Date: 23 May 2004

1.1 Roger de Valoins

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Death:ca 1142[1]

of Bennington, co. Herts.

re: his wife:

'Agnes, wife of Roger de Valognes' [DP 284, sub Johannes nepos Waleranni[3] ]

Spouse:Agnes fitz John Death:aft 1184[4],[5] Father:John fitz Richard

Children:Peter (-1158) Robert (-1184) Philip (-1215) Cecily Roger John Geoffrey

1.1.1 Peter de Valoins

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Death:1158, d.s.p.[1]

of Bennington, co. Herts.

Spouse:Gundreda de Warenne Death:1224[6] Father:Reginald de Warenne (-1179) Mother:Alice de Wormegay (->1179)

1.1.2 Robert de Valoins

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Death:1184[1]

of Bennington, Sacomb , and Hertingfordbury, Herts, Higham, Essex, Great Fakenham and Bacton, Suffolk & c.'[5]

Spouse:Hawise

Children:Gunnor

1.1.2.1 Gunnor de Valoins

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first wife[7], and heiress of her father

CP Vol V (Essex), pp. 127 (under Geoffrey de Mandeville, re: Maud) and 132 (under William de Mandeville, re: Christine) states they were the lst and 2nd daughters respectively ' of Robert Fitz Wauter, of Woodham Walter, Essex, by his 1st wife (to whom she was coh.), Gunnor, da. and h. of Robert de Valoines, of Bennington, Sacomb , and Hertingfordbury, Herts, Higham, Essex, Great Fakenham and Bacton, Suffolk & c.'[5]

she m. lstly Durand de Osteil, 2ndly Robert fitz Walter (Sanders, p. 12)[1]

Spouse:Robert fitz Walter Death:9 Dec 1235[5] Father:Walter fitz Robert (-1198) Mother:Maud de Lucy

Children:Christian (-1232) Maud (-<1213)

1.1.2.1.1 Christian fitz Robert

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Death:1232, d.s.p.[7]

2nd daughter, and coheiress of her mother her heir was her half-brother Walter FitzRobert[7]

she m. 1stly William de Mandeville, 2ndly Raymond de Burgh[7]

Spouse:William FitzGeoffrey Death:bef 3 Jun 1227, d.s.p.[5] Father:Geoffrey FitzPiers (-1213) Mother:Beatrix de Say (-<1197)

1.1.2.1.2 Maud fitz Walter

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Death:bef 26 Jan 1213[5]

1st daughter, and coheiress of her mother

lst wife of Geoffrey de Mandeville[5]

Spouse:Geoffrey de Mandeville Death:23 Feb 1215, London (jousting accident)[5] Father:Geoffrey FitzPiers (-1213) Mother:Beatrix de Say (-<1197)

1.1.3 Philip de Valoins

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Death:5 Nov 1215

of Panmure and Bervie, co. Forfar

relocated to Scotland 1165 or before (Sanders, pp. 12-13)[1] chamberlain to the King of Scots

'Philippo de Valoniis camerario' , witness to confirmation by King William I to Adam, son of Odo the steward, the grant made to Odo by Gilchrist, the abbot, and the convent of the culdees of St. Andrews, Forfar (c. 1194). Wilielmus dei gratia Rex Scotorum, Episcopis, Abbatibus, Comitibus, Baronibus, justiciis, vicecomitibus, ministris et omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Ade filio Odonis Senescaldi donationem illam quam Gilchrist' abbas et conventus kyldeorum de Sancto Andrea [fecerunt],1 predicto2 Odoni dapifero nostro3 de Kynkel et Petsprochyn et Petkynninn. Tenendum sibi et heredibus suis de predictis kyldeis et ecclesia eorum, per rectas divisas suas et cum omnibus ad predictas terras juste pertinentibus, in feodo et hereditate, ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut carta prefati abbatis et conventus kyldeorum testatur, salvo servitio meo. Testibus, Comite Duncano justicia, Ricardo de prebenda clerico meo, Philippo de Valoniis camerario ' [8]

Children:William (-1219)

1.1.3.1 William de Valoins

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Death:1219[1]

of Panmure, co. Forfar

Chamberlain of Scotland[5]

Spouse:Loretta de Quincy Father:Saier IV de Quincy (~1155-1219) Mother:Margaret de Beaumont (-1234)

Children:Lora (-ca1272) Christiana Isabel (-1253)

1.1.3.1.1 Lora de Valoins

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Death:ca Apr 1272[1]

coheiress of parents, and of cousin Gunnora de Valoins (Sanders, pp. 12-13)[1]

Spouse:Henry de Baliol Death:bef 1247[1] Marr:bef 1233[5]

Children:Guy (-1265) de Baliol (dsp) Alexander (-<1311) de Baliol, of Cavers (m. Isabel de Chilham)

1.1.3.1.2 Christiana de Valoins

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coheiress of parents, and of cousin Gunnora de Valoins (Sanders, pp. 12-13)[1]

Spouse:Peter de Maune Death:aft 1256[1]

Children:Henry

1.1.3.1.3 Isabel de Valoins

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Death:1253[1]

coheiress of parents, and of cousin Gunnora de Valoins (Sanders, pp. 12-13)[1]

Spouse:David Comyn

Children:William (-1283) Comyn of Kilbride, Lanark.

1.1.4 Cecily de Valoins[5]

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or Cicely[5]

as to her identification as a daughter of Roger de Valoins and Agnes fitz John, Rosie Bevan wrote: 'About the identity of Cecily, abstracts of charters in the PRO point to further Valognes links.

PRO E 40/3699 Grant by Agnes de Waloniis, to Gunnora de Essex', her niece and foster child, of all the land and fee which she holds of the bishopric of Ely and of Roger de Thorn, viz. Westley, Fulburn and Feversam, which William Delmaneir holds, and the land called 'the land of the small hall;' to be held by the service of two knights, which the said William will perform, and a sparrowhawk yearly. (Twelfth Century)

PRO E 40/3958 Grant by Peter, the prior, and the convent of Binham, to Gunnora de Estsexia, for her life, or until she takes the veil, of land in Westleia granted to them, in frank almoin, by Lady Agnes de Valoniis, and Robert de Valoniis, her son. Witnesses:- John, the chaplain of the countess, Robert de Ver, Geoffrey de berleia, and others (named): [Camb. Twelfth century.

The grant by the prior of the convent of Binham, Norfolk, which Peter de Valognes founded about 1107, points to the identification of Lady Agnes de Valognes as Agnes, sister of Payn and Eustace fitz John and widow of Roger de Valognes d. 1141 of Benington, Herts., and mother of his sons and heirs, Peter d.s.p.1158, and Robert d.1184. Because the gift is made with the assent of Robert, the charter would appear to date after the death of her eldest son in 1158 and probably after 1163 when the Essex family lost its vast fortune. Agnes was trying to provide for a younger daughter of the family. I would also suspect that the interpretation of the word 'niece' is derived from the Latin neptis, which was also used to mean granddaughter. ................. 'Taking the Valognes links into consideration, a reasonable conclusion is that Cecilia was the daughter of Roger and Agnes de Valognes. This would suggest that Gunnor has been misidentified as the daughter of Robert de Essex by Keats-Rohan in DD 451, but was actually the daughter of Henry and Cecilia de Essex, as well as the sister of Agnes, wife of Aubrey de Vere. Onomastically it is a good match - Agnes the first born daughter was named for Cecily's mother and Gunnor the second daughter was named for Henry's mother.'[9]

re: her husband, Henry of Essex:

of Raleigh and Haughley, co. Essex

supporter of King Stephen: '...H. de Essex' ...', witness to Stephen's confirmation of gift by William de Warenne

'...the King's constable....' ' He forfeited his vast estates in 1163, when he was defeated in single combat by Robert de Montfort, who had accused him of treason...' [CP Vol. X, Oxford, p. 206n, citing R. de Diceto and R. de Torigny] [5] Spouse:Henry of Essex Death:aft 1163[5] Father:Robert fitz Sweyn of Essex (-<1129) Mother:Gunnora le Bigod

Children:Agnes (ca1152->1194) Henry (-<1194) Hugh (->1194) Robert Gunnora

1.1.4.1 Agnes of Essex

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Birth:ca 1152[5] Death:aft 26 Dec 1194[5] Burial:Colne priory, Essex[5]

3rd wife of Aubrey de Vere[5]

her maritagium included land in Stoke (CP Vol X, Oxford - p. 207n)[5]

possibly also had 5 knights' fees in Haughley, Essex as her maritagium: 'She was holding 5 fees of the honour of Haughley in 1206 in her widowhood, possibly representing her marriage portion (which had probably been arranged before her father's downfall). As the Haughley barony consisted of 50 knights' fees and the Rayleigh barony had consisted of about 48-58, [Sanders 120, 139], this is a very small proportion of the total. Most of it remained in the king's hands after confiscation, although in 1205 Gilbert Stanford (Sanford?) answered for 13 fees "a sixth part" of the honor of Henry de Essex and four and a half fees of the honour of Haughley [Red Book of the Exchequer, p.748].'[9]

Spouse:Aubrey de Vere[10], (1st) Earl of Oxford Death:26 Dec 1194[11] Birth:ca 1110[5] Father:Aubrey de Vere (<1090-1141) Mother:Adeliza de Clare (-ca1163) Marr:ca 1162[11]

Children:Aubrey (-<1214) Ralph (-<1214) Robert (>1164-<1221) Henry (-<1221) Cecily

1.1.4.1.1 Aubrey de Vere

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Death:bef Oct 1214[5] Occ:Earl of Oxford

2nd Earl of Oxford

Spouse:Isabel de Bolebec Birth:1175[5] Death:ca 1206, d.s.p.[5] Father:Walter de Bolebec (-<1185)

1.1.4.1.2 Ralph de Vere

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Death:bef 1214, d.s.p.[5]

evidently, 2nd son[5]

1.1.4.1.3 Robert de Vere

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Birth:aft 1164 Death:bef 25 Oct 1221[5] Burial:Hatfield Priory Occ:Earl of Oxford

of Hedingham and Great Addington, Northants. 3rd Earl of Oxford, heir to his brother Aubrey (d. 1214) Surety of the Magna Carta [11]

Spouse:Isabel de Bolebec Death:3 Feb 1245[5] Father:Hugh de Bolebec, of Whitchurch, Bucks. Marr:aft 1205[5]

Children:Hugh (~1210-<1263) de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford Eleanor, m. Ralph Gernon

1.1.4.1.4 Henry de Vere[5]

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Death:bef 25 Oct 1221[5]

his brother Robert, Earl of Oxford was a benefactor of Oseney Abbey '...for his salvation and the salvation of the soul of his brother Henry de Vere..'[5]

1.1.4.1.5 Cecily de Vere

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identification not verified

Spouse:William le Blount, of Ixworth, Suffolk Birth:ca 1185[1] Death:1228[1] Father:Hubert le Blount (ca1165-ca1188) Mother:NN

Children:Rohese Agnes (-<1264) William (-1264)

1.1.4.2 Henry of Essex

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Death:bef 21 Mar 1194, d.s.p.[12]

'...mentioned in 2 charters of Henry of Essex confirming the foundation of Monks Horton (Add.MS [British Library] 5516, fo.3).'[12]

evidently did not succeed his father (see under brother Hugh of Essex)

1.1.4.3 Hugh of Essex

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Death:aft 21 Mar 1194[12]

of North Weald, Essex

evidently inherited the manor of North Weald, Essex from his mother[12]

'Hugh, son of Henry of Essex' , confirmed a gift by his mother Cecilia (unknown date), and his brother Henry (1186) to St. Mary Clerkenwell of the church of North Weald [confirmed by Richard fitzNeale, bishop of London on the same day] - R. Bevan, citing W.O. Hassall, Cartulary of St. Mary Clerkenwell, (Camden Third Series; LXXI, 1949) nos. 27-30[12]

Spouse:NN

Children:Henry (-<1268) Hugh

1.1.4.3.1 Henry of Essex

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Death:bef 1268, d.s.p.[12]

of North Weald, Essex

evidently d.s.p., succeeded by brother Hugh[12]

1.1.4.3.2 Hugh of Essex

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of North Weald, Essex

'Hugh son of Hugh de Essex', granted North Weald, Essex to Philip Basset and Ela Countess of Warwick, his wife ' for their lives from him and the heirs of his body', 1267/8[12]

Letters patent of Edward I., dated 4 Jan 1269/70, ' approving the grant made by Roger le Bygod, Earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England, and Alina his wife, daughter and heir of the late Philip Basset, to Hugh de Essex of the manor of Toleshunt; which grant has been made to remove the ambiguity in a demise of Northwelde manor made by the said Hugh to Philip Basset in the latter's lifetime, and in order that the said manor of Northwelde may remain to the Earl and Alina without challenge of Hugh or his heirs. Winchester, 4 January, 8 Edward I' - PRO, E 40/753[12]

Children:Baldwin Anne

1.1.4.4 Robert of Essex

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clerk

'...mentioned in 2 charters of Henry of Essex confirming the foundation of Monks Horton (Add.MS [British Library] 5516, fo.3).'[12]

1.1.4.5 Gunnora of Essex

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'Gunnora de Essex' identification as theorised by Rosie Bevan (see discussion under mother Cecily): 'Taking the Valognes links into consideration, a reasonable conclusion is that Cecilia was the daughter of Roger and Agnes de Valognes. This would suggest that Gunnor has been misidentified as the daughter of Robert de Essex by Keats-Rohan in DD 451, but was actually the daughter of Henry and Cecilia de Essex, as well as the sister of Agnes, wife of Aubrey de Vere. Onomastically it is a good match - Agnes the first born daughter was named for Cecily's mother and Gunnor the second daughter was named for Henry's mother.'[9]

1.1.5 Roger de Valoins

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1.1.6 John de Valoins

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1.1.7 Geoffrey de Valoins

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' Geoffrey de Valoines of Sutton, Yorks., and Great Saling, Essex was younger brother of Robert de Valoines, holder of the Valoines barony and son of Agnes, sister of Eustace fitz John. In 1157 Geoffrey was in the wardship of 'Warin nepos Estachii filii Johis' as appears in the pipe rolls [Joseph Hunter (ed.), 'The Great Rolls of the Pipe for the second, third and fourth years of the reign of King Henry the Second 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158'. (London, 1844) p.147]. He married Emma de Bulmer before 1163, [EYC II p.128] and held 4 fees of William Fossard in Wilton, and other places in Cleveland, and Sheriff Hutton, and one fee of William Percy [EYC II p.331]. He was also guardian of William, son and heir of Bertram de Bulmer. Farrer assumed that when Geoffrey died in 1169, that he died without issue. This is not correct for around 1167 Geoffrey and Emma produced a son and heir named Henry, who is mentioned in the 1186 Rotuli Dominabus (p. 80), aged 18, and in the king's wardship per Hugh de Morewick, because the lord of the fee of Great Saling, William de Vescy, was in his minority. '[13]

Spouse:Emma de Bulmer Death:bef 1209, d.s.p.[5] Father:Bertram de Bulmer (-1166) Mother:Emma Fossard (-1167)

Children:Henry (-<1191)

1.1.7.1 Henry de Valoins

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Death:bef 1191, d.s.p.[13]

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1. I. J. Sanders, "English Baronies: A Study of Their Origin and Descent, 1086-1327," Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960.

2. "Primary Sources: English Manorial Documents," E. P. Cheyney, tr., http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Manor.html from "English Manorial Documents," Translations and Reprints from the original Sources of European History,, E. P. Cheyney, tr., vol. 3, no. 5, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1907), pp. 3-32, includes extracts from Domesday Book (Valoins).

3. Katherine S. B. Keats-Rohan, "Domesday People," The Boydell Press, 1999, Vol. I: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166, cites Robert de Torigni, Interpolations to Gesta Normannorum Ducum of Guillaume of Jumieges, (ed. van Houts, ii, 270) and identification of Gilbert fitzRichard as uncle of Meen, seigneur de Fougeres (Rouleau Mortuaire du B. Vital abbe de Savigni, edition phototypique par L. Delisle Paris (1909), titre no. 182).

4. Rosie Bevan, "Re: Essex/Valognes/Fitz John," Apr 24, 2003, GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com, cites Domesday Descendants, 450 and 686 (re: Hamo de St. Clare).

5. G. E. Cokayne, "The Complete Peerage," The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

6. Chris Phillips, "Re: Richard de Curcy of Newenham, Oxon - Same as Nuneham Courtenay?," Jul 28, 2003, GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com, cites VCH Oxfordshire vol. 5, pp. 237-240 re: Curci family and manor of Newenham.

7. Douglas Richardson, "FitzWalter," September 8, 2002, paper copy: library of John Ravilious, text, line of descent from Ida Longespee, daughter of William Longespee, Knt. [or his father William, Earl of Salisbury] and her husband Walter fitz Robert, of Woodham Walter, Essex & c. (d. before 10 Apr 1258).

8. D.A.Bullough and R.L.Storey, eds., "The Study of Medieval Record, Essays in honour of Kathleen Major," 'The Early Charters of the Family of Kinninmonth of that Ilk', by G. W. S. Barrow, http://sadko.ncl.ac.uk/~ndjk/Personal/Scotland/Origins/Charters.htm p. 6 = King William I confirms to Adam, son of Odo the steward, the grant made to Odo by Gilchrist, the abbot, and the convent of the culdees of St. Andrews, as in No. 2. Forfar (c. 1194).

9. Rosie Bevan, "Re: Essex/Valognes/Fitz John," Apr 18, 2003, GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com, cites Sanders 120, 139 and Red Book of the Exchequer, p.748 re: Agnes fitz John and the Valoins family, as well as PRO E 40/3699 and PRO E 40/3958 concerning Gunnora de Essex, 'neptis' of Agnes fitz John.

10. Stewart Baldwin, "Oldest Female Line?," Nov 20, 1996, GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com.

11. Frederick L. Weis, Th. D., "The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215," Baltimore: Gen Pub Co., 5th ed., 1997 (W. L. Sheppard Jr & David Faris).

12. Rosie Bevan and Cris Nash, "Re: Essex/Valognes/Fitz John," Apr 23, 2003 (and previous), GEN-MEDIEVAL-L@rootsweb.com, cite Complete Peerage, vol.10, p.206; Sanders p.120, 139;, Domesday Descendants, p.449-451, and prior contributions, by Chris Phillips on 15 March 2001.

13. Rosie Bevan, "Re: Essex/Valognes/Fitz John," 17 May 2004, cites evidence in EYC XI p. 186, EYV II no. 1110, 1186 Rotuli Dominabus (p. 80),, and others.

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Roger de Valognes's Timeline

1080
1080
Valognes, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
1095
1095
Age 15
Benington, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
1106
1106
Age 26
Benington, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
1109
1109
Age 29
Valognes, Cotentin Manche, Normandy, France
1114
1114
Age 34
Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England
1130
1130
Age 50
1134
1134
Age 54
England
1135
1135
Age 55
South Petherton, Somerset, England
1141
1141
Age 61
England
1141
Age 61