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Hugh de Pierrepont

Birthplace: Hurst, Sussex, , England
Death: Died in Hurst, Suffolk, , England
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Son of Robert de Pierrepont, Seigneur de Montaigu and Elisabeth de Mareuil
Husband of Clémence-Agathe de Rethel
Father of William de Pierrepont; Beatrix de Pierrepont and Robert de Pierrepont

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About Hugh de Pierrepont

Hugh de Pierrepont1,2

M, #26530, b. circa 1129, d. circa 1188

Father Robert de Pierrepont, Seigneur de Montaigu b. c 1110, d. a 1147

Mother Elisabeth de Mareuil d. a 1207

    Hugh de Pierrepont married Clemence (Agatha) de Rethel, daughter of Itier, Count of Rethel, Chatelain de Vitry and Beatrice de Namur. Hugh de Pierrepont was born circa 1129 at of Hurst, Sussex, England. He died circa 1188.


Clemence (Agatha) de Rethel b. c 1133


Beatrix Pierrepont+2 d. b 1203

Robert I, Seigneur de Pierrepont+3 d. 1209

Marguerite de Pierrepont d. a 1230

Hugues de Pierrepont, Bishop of Lüttich3 d. 12 Apr 1229

Gautier de Pierrepont, Seigneur de Vanault3 d. a 1191

William de Pierrepont+ b. c 1160


1) [S8265] Unknown author, Europaische Stammtafeln by Isenburg, chart 678, Vol. 3.

2) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 246-247.

3) [S11569] Europaische Stammtafeln, by Wilhelm Karl, Prinz zu Isenburg, Vol. III, Tafel 678.


Robert, the progenitor of the great house of Pierrepont, held one of the largest, if not the largest manor in Sussex, Hurst-Pierpoint, extending over several different parishes, which was transmitted to his descendants in unbroken male succession for nearly three centuries. Hugh, Robert, and William, who witness a deed of their suzerain's in the Lewes chartulary previous to 1148, were probably his sons. Hugh left only a daughter named Beatrix, married to William de Warren, Lord of Wirmegay. Robert appears in the Liber Niger, as well as Simon de Pierrepont, with whom he (or another Robert) went to the siege of Acre under Coeur de Lion. One of Simon's grandsons, Guy, was Lord of Glazeley in Shropshire, and adopted the name of his manor, where his posterity continued for five generations. At the same date, John de Perpund held land by serjeantry in Nottinghamshire; and another Simon, ten knight's fees of the Earl Warren (Testa de Nevill). This Simon died s. p.: and was succeeded by his brother Sir Robert, who sided with Henry III. against the barons, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Lewes. It was his marriage that transplanted the family to Notts; for his wife Annora, the sister and sole heir of Lionel de Malavers or Mauvers, brought him Holme—since Holme Pierrepont, and a great estate in that county. On his seal first appears the present coat of Pierrepont: Argent semee of cinquefoils Gules, a lion rampant Sable, "probably adopted by his father, who may have married a Clifton, a Nottinghamshire family, whose arms resemble these in all but tinctures."—W. S. Ellis. Yet it is certain that Sir Robert's eldest son Simon, and Simon's heiress Sibilla, who carried away Hurst-Pierpont and the Sussex estates to the Uffords, used the original coat of their house, as borne by Robert de Pierrepont at the siege of Acre (see Dansey's Crusaders): Azure a chief chequy Or and Gules; which (with the chequers of Warren added in honour of their suzerain) was that retained by two of the French families of this name (see p. 381).

Sir Robert's second son and namesake, who, on Simon's death, became the head of the family, bore his father's coat, and, succeeding to his mother's inheritance, settled at Holme-Pierrepoint. He fought in Scotland with Edward I.: and several of his descendants, in their turn, rendered good service in the field. One was among the foremost at Halidon Hill: another, a stout Yorkist, was knighted by Edward IV. after the battle of Barton: and a third was made a Knight Banneret in 1513 for his valour at the sieges of Tournay and Therouenne.

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Hurst, Sussex, , England
Age 31
Holywells, Suffolk, England
Age 33
Age 46
Age 59
Hurst, Suffolk, , England