Ribald FitzEudes, Lord Middleham and Spennithrone

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Ribald de Bretagne (FitzEudes), 1st Lord of Middleham

Also Known As: "Ribald FitzEudes", "FitzEudo", "FitzOdo", "Ribald 1st", "Lord of Middleham"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Penthièvre, Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Bretagne, France
Death: circa 1121 (63-79)
Middleham, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Odo, count of Penthièvre and Mistress(es) of Odo de Penthièvre
Husband of Beatrix de Taillebois, Heiress of Kendal
Father of Ranulf FitzRibald, Lord Middleham and Spennithorne de Taillebois; Hervey FitzRibald; Henry FitzRibald; Rainald FitzRibald; William FitzRibald and 1 other
Brother of Bardolf, Lord of Ravensworth and Teuharius De Chateaubriant *
Half brother of Stephen DeBrittany; Brien Tihern de Bretagne; Alan de Richemond; Matilda Deincourt; Geoffroi I de Bretagne, comte de Penthievre and 3 others

Occupation: 1st Lord of Middleham, Lord of Middleham, Spent last days at St. Mary's Abby, York (in custody)
Managed by: James Duane Pell Bishop III
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About Ribald FitzEudes, Lord Middleham and Spennithrone

Ribald was the 1st Norman Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne in Yorkshire. His brother, Alan Rufus, son-in-law of William the Conqueror, gave him these estates which, after the Norman Conquest, were left waste, and in that condition granted to Ghilpatric the Dane, Earl of Brittany by William the Conqueror, whose home and camp had been upon an eminence overlooking Middleham in Yorkshire.

He gave to God and St. Mary's at York and the Abbott Gosfried, in perpetual alms for Beatrix's soul, and 5 carucates of land in Burniston for Earl Alan's soul.

He became a monk in the Abbey at St. Mary's after Beatrice's death.

Information Source:

  • 1. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. II, 1897, p.347.
  • The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968 Date: 27 Jun 1998 Page: 123 Quality: 3
  • Abbrev: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com Date: 8 Dec 2000 Page: Rosie Bevan, 2 Oct 2002 Quality: 3 Rosie Bevan states that Ribald was an illegitimate so n of Eudes.
  • https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=emsuggs&id=I67401
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Ribald FitzEudes, Lord Middleham and Spennithrone's Timeline

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Bretagne, France
Age 30
Middleham,North Riding, Yorkshire,England
Age 32
Age 34
Age 36
Age 38
Age 71
Middleham, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
became a monk at the Abbey at St. Mary after death of wife