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About Maud de Birkin
It would seem that the compiler of the Geste borrowed from the Fulk FitzWarine romance as did the Gamelyn poems and much later in ~ 1600 by Munday in his plays. One difference between the historical Fulk and the romantic version is that the historical Fulk married Matilda Vavasour whilst the romantic Fulk married Maud/Matilda De Cauz [of Laxton] who in the romance was a lady desired by King John for her great wealth. However, in reality Matilda De Cauz married Birkin and secondly Richard de Lexington, father of Robert de Lexington, the itinerant justice who was to try Rob. Hode [Hobbehod] at the York assizes in 1225. Due to his non-appearance for the trial, Robert was declared a fugitive.
Walterus temp. WIll
- Robertus de Calz temp:
- Walterus de Calz steph: Anneis
- Rob. De Caus 12 H:2 for Will: Baffet fil RIo Mabbfer aet 50 33 H2: Aeliz
Pedigree chart which can be seen here
Ascelin de CAUZ who was born about 1025 in Normandy France
- ... Walter was known as Sir Walter, Baron of Laxton (born between 1045-1090),
- ......Robert & Sybil de Cauz. Robert was born at Laxton in about the year 1120.
The history of Kirkburn Manor, Laxton Castle over the centuries is intricately tied into the proud tapestry of the families and defenders of the castle. Laxton shows up in records during the reign of King Edward III in the 14th century. The manor at Laxton was at that time owned by "Adam de Everingham". As some records recorded the name, (Everyngham). Laxton existed prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and was originally an estate of the Saxons of England.
Upon searching the Norman family "de CAUZ" or "CAUS", you find a "Matilda," known as the Lady of Laxton & daughter of Robert & Sybil de Cauz. Robert was born at Laxton in about the year 1120. His father Walter was known as Sir Walter, Baron of Laxton (born between 1045-1090), was the son of a Norman, "Ascelin de CAUZ" who was born about 1025 in Normandy France. This family held estates at Laxton, Nottinghamshire, most likely since the conquest by William the Conqueror. Ascelin was probably the first owner of Laxton after it was taken from the Saxons (1066).