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Gilbert "the Marshal" fitzRobert

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Of, , Somersetshire, England
Death: Died
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Husband of Unknown Heiress of WIlliam fitzAucher

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About Gilbert "the Marshal" fitzRobert

Please note that Gilbert "the Marshal" was possibly married to an unknown heiress of William FitzAuger NOT Mary de Venuz



About Boseham saying that it was given to William fitzAucher and his heiress and was then inherited by William Marescall which suggests that William was descended from William and wife ? FitzAucher.

"2. This whole region throughout, after the civill maner of partition, is divided into sixe parts, which by a peculiar name they call Rapes, to wit, of Chichester, Arundel, Brembre, Lewis, Pevensey, and Hasting: every of which besides their hundreds hath a castle, river, and forrest of their owne. But for as much as the limits within which they are bounded bee not so well knowne unto mee, I am determined to take my way along the shore from West to East. For the inner parts, besprinkled with villages, have in manner nothing therein worth relation. In the very confines of Hantshire and this country standeth Bosenham, commonly called Boseham, a place environed round about with woods and the sea together, where (as Bede saith) Dicul the Scotish Monke had a verie small Cell, and in it five or sixe religious men living poorely, in service of the Lord, which many yeeres after was converted into a retyring place of ease for King Harold. Whence hee, when upon a time for his recreation he made out with a little barke into the maine sea, was with a contrary pirrie [breeze] carried violently into Normandie, and there deteined in hold untill he had by oth assured the Kingdome of England unto William of Normandie, after the death King Edward the Confessor. Whereby he presently drew upon himselfe his owne ruine and upon England the danger of finall destruction. But with what a crafty Amphibolie or Aequivocation that subtill and captious catcher of syllables Goodwin Earle of Kent this Harolds father caught this place, and how with a wily word-trap hee deceived the Archbishop of Canterbury, Walter Mapaeus, who lived not many yeares after shall out of his booke entituled Of Courtieres Toies tell you in his owne verie words. This Boseham underneath Chichester , saith hee, Goodwin saw and had a minde to it: beeing accompanied therefore with a great traine of Gentlemen, hee comes smiling and jesting unto the Archbishop of Canterburie, whose towne then it was, "My Lord," saith hee, "Give you me Boseam?" The Archbishop mervailing much what he demaunded by that question, "I give you," answered, "Boseam." Then he forthwith with that company of his knights and Souldiours fell downe (as hee had before taken order) at his feete, and kissing them with many thankes went backe to Boseham, kept possession of it as Lord by strong hand, and having the Testimony of his friends and followers, praised in presence of the King the Archbishop as Donor thereof, and so held it peaceably. Afterwards, as we read in Testa Nevilli (which was an Inquisition of Lands made in King Johns time) King William, who attained to the conquest of England, gave this unto William Fitz Aucher and to his heires in fee farme, paying out of it yearlie into the Exchequer fortie pounds of silver tried and weighted , and after that William Marescall held it as his inheritance."



GILBERT "the Marshal", son of --- (-1130 or before). Master Marshal of the king's household under King Henry I[1051].

m ---. The name of Gilbert´s wife is not known. It is possible that she was the heiress of William FitzAuger: the Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that, after the conquest, King William I granted "manerium de Boseham" in Surrey to "Willelmo filio Augeri", and that later "Willelmus Marescallus" (presumably identified as the future first Earl of Pembroke, see below) held the manor "[jure] hereditario"[1052].

Gilbert & his wife had two children

John & William


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Of, , Somersetshire, England
Age 55