Mathieu de la Ferté-Macé

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Mathieu de la Ferté-Macé

Birthplace: La Ferte Mace, Normandy, France
Death: circa 1075 (3-13)
Immediate Family:

Son of Guillaume de la Ferté-Macé, and Muriel de Conteville
Father of William seigner II de Delaferte mace
Brother of Margaret de Massey; Hamon de Mascy, 1st Baron of Dunham Massey; William de la Ferté-Macé, Baron of la Ferte-Mace; Robert de Massey; Hugue de Macey and 1 other
Half brother of Pierre de Valoignes, (I), seigneur de Valognes and Muriel de Capello

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About Mathieu de la Ferté-Macé

Death Notes: Died in Battle

Research Notes: Legitimate son 1 of 2 of William de la Ferte-Macey (Snell) Fought in battle of Hastings, with Hamon (illegitimate son) possibly as his squire. Mathieu killed in battle in Normandy.

There are conflicting reports on the Abbey rolls that Hamon de Mace or de Macei the first fought in the battle of Hastings in 1066, commanding a force of sixty archers. other rolls list other de Macei names. Some historians think Hamon deMacei's father was the one mentioned. A Mathieu de Mace was in the battle of Hastings and commanded eighty knights. Mathieu and Hamon were closely associated in 1192 and were no doubt relatives.

After the battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror gave an earldom in the Chester area of conquered England to his nephew Hugh Lupus, "The Wolf". Lupus in turn had the power to create baronies. he created eight and one became a baron , Hamon de Macei the First and was called Denham-Massey after the village of Denham. A Saxon names Elured formerly held the lands which were considerable in area.

Later, King Rufus in 1087, who was the son of William the Conqueror, gave Hamon I a good deal more land because he was a "proficient archer". Source:

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La Ferte Mace, Normandy, France
Age 5