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Birthplace: Hedingham, Essex, England
Death: Died in Priory,Chicksands Prior,Bedfordshire,England
Occupation: Countess of Essex
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About Rohese de Vere, Countess of Essex

Rohese de Vere, countess of Essex (c. 1110-1167 or after) was daughter of Aubrey de Vere II and Adeliza/Alice of Clare.

She married twice. Her first husband, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, became earl in 1140, and Rohese thereafter was styled countess. The couple had at least three children: Geoffrey III, 2nd Earl of Essex, William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, and Robert. The first two became earls of Essex. Her husband Earl Geoffrey rebelled against King Stephen in late 1143. Rohese's whereabouts are unknown; their eldest son seems to have been sent to Devizes, a stronghold of the supporters of the Empress Matilda.

When Earl Geoffrey died an excommunicate rebel in 1144, his widow remarried swiftly. Her second husband, Payn de Beauchamp, lord of Bedford, had opposed King Stephen earlier in the reign. The couple founded a double monastery at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, for nuns and canons of the Gilbertine Order. They had one son, Simon de Beauchamp II. The countess was widowed a second time in 1155 or 1156. She gained the guardianship of her minor son. When he was near his majority, Countess Rohese worked with Simon to convert the secular canons of St. Paul's, Bedford, to regular canons and moved them to Newnham, Bedfordshire.

According to the Walden Chronicle, when the countess's eldest son, Geoffrey de Mandeville III, earl of Essex, died in 1166, Countess Rohese was at Chicksands Priory enjoying a visit by her sister Alice of Essex. One member of the entourage who was escorting the earl's body to Walden Abbey, founded by her first husband, rode to Chicksands and informed Rohese of her son's death. He suggested that she send knights to seize the earl's body for burial at Chicksands. She rejected that suggestion, but when she later attended her son's funeral at Walden, she did seize the altar goods and other objects that her son had given to Walden and gave them to Chicksands Priory.

The countess almost certainly spent the remainder of her life at Chicksands, although probably without joining the religious community as a nun. She witnessed a charter of her son Earl William in 1170, the last evidence of her life which can be dated, and when she died she was buried in the Chicksands chapter house.[1]

She is sometimes confused with another, contemporary 'Countess Rohese,' who was the wife of Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln. While Earl Geoffrey's eldest son Ernulf de Mandeville is sometimes listed as the child of Countess Rohese, there is strong evidence that he was the earl's illegitimate son, born before Geoffrey's marriage to Rohese.

Sources

   * Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom by G. E. Cokayne, vol. X:Appendix J:116

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohese_de_Vere,_Countess_of_Essex

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Rohese de Vere, Countess of Essex

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Rohese de Vere, countess of Essex (c. 1110-1167 or after) was daughter of Aubrey de Vere II and Adeliza/Alice of Clare. She married twice. Her first husband, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, became earl in 1140, and Rohese thereafter was styled countess. The couple had at least three children: Geoffrey III, William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, and Robert. The first two became earls of Essex. Her husband Earl Geoffrey rebelled against King Stephen in late 1143. Rohese's whereabouts are unknown; their eldest son seems to have been sent to Devizes, a stronghold of the supporters of the Empress Matilda. When Earl Geoffrey died an excommunicate rebel in 1144, his widow remarried swiftly. Her second husband, Payn de Beauchamp, lord of Bedford, had opposed King Stephen earlier in the reign. The couple founded a double monastery at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, for nuns and canons of the Gilbertine Order. They had one son, Simon de Beauchamp II. The countess was widowed a second time in 1155 or 1156. She gained the guardianship of her minor son. When he was near his majority, Countess Rohese worked with Simon to convert the secular canons of St. Paul's, Bedford, to regular canons and moved them to Newnham, Bedfordshire.

According to the Walden Chronicle, when the countess's eldest son, Geoffrey de Mandeville III, earl of Essex, died in 1166, Countess Rohese was at Chicksands Priory enjoying a visit by her sister Alice of Essex. One member of the entourage who was escorting the earl's body to Walden Abbey, founded by her first husband, rode to Chicksands and informed Rohese of her son's death. He suggested that she send knights to seize the earl's body for burial at Chicksands. She rejected that suggestion, but when she later attended her son's funeral at Walden, she did seize the altar goods and other objects that her son had given to Walden and gave them to Chicksands Priory.

The countess almost certainly spent the remainder of her life at Chicksands, although probably without joining the religious community as a nun. She witnessed a charter of her son Earl William in 1170, the last evidence of her life which can be dated, and when she died she was buried in the Chicksands chapter house.[1]

She is sometimes confused with another, contemporary 'Countess Rohese,' who was the wife of Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln. While Earl Geoffrey's eldest son Ernulf de Mandeville is sometimes listed as the child of Countess Rohese, there is strong evidence that he was the earl's illegitimate son, born before Geoffrey's marriage to Rohese.

[edit]Sources

Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom by G. E. Cokayne, vol. X:Appendix J:116

[edit]References

^ John Leland, Itinerary vol. 5, 150 -------------------- Rohesia de Vere died after 21 October 1166 in England.

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F, b. circa 1103, d. after 21 October 1166

Father Aubrey II de Vere

Mother Adeliza (Alice) de Clare b. c 1077, d. c 1163

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Last Edited 20 Sep 2006

Christening Rohese de Vere was christened in Waldon, Essex, England.

Birth* She was born circa 1103 in Hedingham, Essex, England.

She was the daughter of Aubrey II de Vere and Adeliza (Alice) de Clare.

Marriage* Rohese de Vere married Geoffrey de Mandeville circa 1119.

Burial* Rohese de Vere was buried in Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire, England.

Death* She died after 21 October 1166 in England.

Family

Geoffrey de Mandeville b. circa 1100, d. 21 October 1166

Child

   * Geoffrey Fitzwilliam de Mandeville+ b. c 1124, d. 21 Oct 1166

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The name of Geoffrey´s wife is not known. According to Domesday Descendants, Geoffrey FitzWilliam married "Matilda, daughter of John de Bidun & Alice Mauduit". However, this is incorrect, as Matilda married Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey, as shown in the document UNTITLED ENGLISH NOBILITY A-C. Geoffrey & his wife had one child: William FitzGeoffrey. -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53248862

Birth: 1110 Death: 1167

Rohese de Vere, countess of Essex (c. 1110-1167 or after) was daughter of Aubrey de Vere II and Adeliza/Alice of Clare. She married twice. Her first husband, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, became earl in 1140, and Rohese thereafter was styled countess. The couple had at least three children: Geoffrey III, 2nd Earl of Essex, William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, and Robert. The first two became earls of Essex. Her husband Earl Geoffrey rebelled against King Stephen in late 1143. Rohese's whereabouts are unknown; their eldest son seems to have been sent to Devizes, a stronghold of the supporters of the Empress Matilda. When Earl Geoffrey died an excommunicate rebel in 1144, his widow remarried swiftly. Her second husband, Payn de Beauchamp, lord of Bedford, had opposed King Stephen earlier in the reign. The couple founded a double monastery at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, for nuns and canons of the Gilbertine Order. They had one son, Simon de Beauchamp II. The countess was widowed a second time in 1155 or 1156. She gained the guardianship of her minor son. When he was near his majority, Countess Rohese worked with Simon to convert the secular canons of St. Paul's, Bedford, to regular canons and moved them to Newnham, Bedfordshire. According to the Walden Chronicle, when the countess's eldest son, Geoffrey de Mandeville III, earl of Essex, died in 1166, Countess Rohese was at Chicksands Priory enjoying a visit by her sister Alice of Essex. One member of the entourage who was escorting the earl's body to Walden Abbey, founded by her first husband, rode to Chicksands and informed Rohese of her son's death. He suggested that she send knights to seize the earl's body for burial at Chicksands. She rejected that suggestion, but when she later attended her son's funeral at Walden, she did seize the altar goods and other objects that her son had given to Walden and gave them to Chicksands Priory. The countess almost certainly spent the remainder of her life at Chicksands, although probably without joining the religious community as a nun. She witnessed a charter of her son Earl William in 1170, the last evidence of her life which can be dated, and when she died she was buried in the Chicksands chapter house. She is sometimes confused with another, contemporary 'Countess Rohese,' who was the wife of Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln. While Earl Geoffrey's eldest son Ernulf de Mandeville is sometimes listed as the child of Countess Rohese, there is strong evidence that he was the earl's illegitimate son, born before Geoffrey's marriage to Rohese. From Wikipedia


Family links:

Parents:
 Aubrey De Vere (1080 - 1141)
 Adelize de Clare (1092 - 1163)

Spouses:
 Geoffrey de Mandeville (____ - 1144)
 Peganus Beauchamp (1100 - 1157)*

Children:
 Maud de Mandeville (1138 - 1232)*

Burial: Chicksands Priory Chicksands Bedfordshire, England -------------------- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia Rohese de Vere, countess of Essex (c. 1110-1167 or after) was daughter of Aubrey de Vere II and Adeliza/Alice of Clare. She married twice. Her first husband, Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex, became earl in 1140, and Rohese thereafter was styled countess. The couple had at least three children: Geoffrey III, 2nd Earl of Essex, William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, and Robert. The first two became earls of Essex. Her husband Earl Geoffrey rebelled against King Stephen in late 1143. Rohese's whereabouts are unknown; their eldest son seems to have been sent to Devizes, a stronghold of the supporters of the Empress Matilda. When Earl Geoffrey died an excommunicate rebel in 1144, his widow remarried swiftly. Her second husband, Payn de Beauchamp, lord of Bedford, had opposed King Stephen earlier in the reign. The couple founded a double monastery at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, for nuns and canons of the Gilbertine Order. They had one son, Simon de Beauchamp II. The countess was widowed a second time in 1155 or 1156. She gained the guardianship of her minor son. When he was near his majority, Countess Rohese worked with Simon to convert the secular canons of St. Paul's, Bedford, to regular canons and moved them to Newnham, Bedfordshire.

According to the Walden Chronicle, when the countess's eldest son, Geoffrey de Mandeville III, earl of Essex, died in 1166, Countess Rohese was at Chicksands Priory enjoying a visit by her sister Alice of Essex. One member of the entourage who was escorting the earl's body to Walden Abbey, founded by her first husband, rode to Chicksands and informed Rohese of her son's death. He suggested that she send knights to seize the earl's body for burial at Chicksands. She rejected that suggestion, but when she later attended her son's funeral at Walden, she did seize the altar goods and other objects that her son had given to Walden and gave them to Chicksands Priory.

The countess almost certainly spent the remainder of her life at Chicksands, although probably without joining the religious community as a nun. She witnessed a charter of her son Earl William in 1170, the last evidence of her life which can be dated, and when she died she was buried in the Chicksands chapter house.

She is sometimes confused with another, contemporary 'Countess Rohese,' who was the wife of Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln. While Earl Geoffrey's eldest son Ernulf de Mandeville is sometimes listed as the child of Countess Rohese, there is strong evidence that he was the earl's illegitimate son, born before Geoffrey's marriage to Rohese. the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Name[1][2] Rohese de Vere, Countess of Essex Gender Female Alt Birth? Abt 1092 Of, Rycott, Oxfordshire, England Alt Birth? ABT 1092 Of, Rycott, Oxfordshire, England Alt Birth? 1103 Headingham, Essex, England Birth? Abt 1109 of Rycott, Oxfordshire, England Christening? Walden, Essex, England Alt Birth? 1110 Hedingham, Essex, , England Alt Birth? ABT 1112 Hedingham Castle, Essex, England Alt Marriage 1119 Waltham,,Essex,England to Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce with Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex Marriage to Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex Alt Marriage ABT 1130 England to Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex Marriage 1137 to John Lutgareshale Alt Marriage AFT 1144 to Payn de Beauchamp Marriage ABT. 1146 Of, , Essex, England to Payn de Beauchamp Alt Marriage 1149 to Payn de Beauchamp Alt Death? 1166 Priory,Chicksands Prior,Bedfordshire,England Alt Death? 1166 Chicksands Prior, Bedfordshire, , England Death? 21 OCT 1166 Rickling, Essex, England Other 22 May 2004 Record Change with John Lutgareshale

▼References ↑ G.E.C., 13 vols. Complete Peerage. (London, St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959), Vol.5, p.115-16. ↑ The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968 (4), 101.

 Rohese de Vere, Countess of Essex, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
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-------------------- Children: 1. Beatrice BEAUCHAMP b: 1107 in Bedford, England 2. Simon BEAUCHAMP b: Abt 1150 in Bedford, England

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1109
1109
Hedingham, Essex, England
1118
1118
Age 9
Essex, Bedfordshire, England
1124
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Age 15
Rycott, Oxford, England
1124
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England ?
1126
1126
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Of, Great Waltham, Essex, England
1138
1138
Age 29
1140
1140
Age 31
Of, Highworth, Wiltshire, England
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1146
Age 37
England
1146
Age 37
Of, , Essex, England
1150
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Age 41
Rycott,,Oxfordshire,England