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Cecily FitzMiles (FitzPayn), Countess of Hereford

Birthplace: Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England
Death: 1204 (79-88)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Payn FitzJohn de Burgh, Sheriff of Hereford and Shropshire and Sibyl Talbot
Wife of Roger FitzMiles, 2d Earl of Hereford and Gauthier de Mayenne, III
Sister of Y Golwg ap Payne; Aaron fitz Payne; Agnes de Munchensy, Countess of Hereford and Cecily fitzJohn
Half sister of Sybil de Dinan; Hawise FitzWarin and Agnes FitzNigel

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About Cecily FitzMiles, Countess of Hereford

Cecily FitzPayn, Countess of Hereford

Born: Unknown

Died: 1207

Father: Payn FitzJohn

Mother: Sibyl Talbot


firstly - Roger FitzMiles

secondly - Guillaume de Poitou

thirdly - Gauthier de Mayenne

Issue: Unknown


CECILY (-1207). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire records that “Rogerus comes Hereford” married “vicecomes Paganus…filiam”. King Stephen confirmed to "Rogo filio Milonis Gloec et Cecilie uxori sue filie Pag fil Johis" the lands of her father by charter dated to [Dec 1137/May 1138]. Heiress of Swanscombe, Kent. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. "Walter de Maine" confirmed the donation of land in Perriton to Bruton by undated charter witnessed by "Cecilia comitissa uxore mea…". The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "comitissa Hereford quæ fuit uxor Walteri de Meduana" paying "xiv l x s de scutagio militum de veteri feffamento xxix milites" in Kent. m firstly (before [Dec 1137/May 1138]) ROGER FitzMiles, son of MILES Earl of Hereford & his wife Sibylle de Neufmarché (-1155, bur Llanthony Priory, Gloucester). He succeeded his father in 1143 as Earl of Hereford. m secondly GUILLAUME de Poitou, son of ---. m thirdly (before 1166) GAUTHIER de Mayenne, son of JUHEL Seigneur de Mayenne & his wife Clémence de Ponthieu (-before 1191).

"Roger (2d Earl of Hereford) married Cecily FitzJohn, the daughter of Pain FitzJohn in January 1138, who inherited the bulk of her father's possessions. She remained Countess of Hereford in right of her dower until 1199. She died after 1204.......The earldom of Hereford remained in abeyance from the death of Roger until 28 April, 1199 when King John of England (youngest son of Eleanor of Aquitaine, successor to "Richard the Lionhearted") recreated it for Henry de Bohun, the grandson of Earl Roger's sister Margaret."

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Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England
Age 84