William FitzBaderon de Monmouth

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William FitzBaderon de Monmouth

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Monmouthshire, Wales
Death: circa 1138 (43-59)
Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Lord of Monmouth Baderon de Monmouth and Margaret Fitz Baderon
Husband of Hawise de Monmouth
Father of Baderon Fitzwilliam, Baron of Monmouth and Magaret Fitz Baderon
Brother of Jevan Fitz Baderon; Roaps or Robert Fitz Baderon; Pagan Fitz Baderon and Owen the Slender Fitz Baderon

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About William FitzBaderon de Monmouth

  • The HUNTLEYs of Boxwell Court - Gloucestershire
  • The history of the town and parish of Tetbury, in the county of Gloucester ...
  • By Alfred Theophilus Lee
  • pp 207-211
  • This family is one of the oldest in Gloucestershire.
  • NOC, came from Brittany to England with William the Conqueror. He held the Castle and Barony of Monmouth. * * He founded the Abbey of Monmouth, and died ante 1086.
  • His brother BADERON, who came into England with Wythenoc, had five sons: Arms of Hnntle5r
  • i. WILLIAM FITZ BADERON, Baron of Monmouth, mentioned in Domesday, living in 1119.
  • ii. Jevan. (Javan)
  • iii. Roaps or Robert, who had a son, John Fitz Robert. Fitz Baderon
  • iv. Pagan, who had a son, Thomas Fitz Pagan.
  • v. Owen the Slender.
  • William fitzBaderon
  • Born c 1060/65?
  • possibly La Boussac, Brittany
  • Died between 1125 and 1138
  • Unknown
  • Nationality Anglo-Norman
  • Occupation nobleman
  • Known for Lord of Monmouth c.1082-1125

The meaning of Fitz "son of" Fitz (pronounced "fits") is a prefix in patronymic surnames of Norman origin, that is to say originating in the 11th century. The word is a Norman French noun meaning "son of", from Latin filius (son), plus genitive case of the father's forename.[1] Whilst Fitz is now the standard form used by modern historians the word appears in ancient documents with various spellings such as fiz, filz, etc. The word has developed in modern French to fils de, with which it is thus cognate.

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Spouses/Children: Rohese DE CLARE [2229] Rohese DE MONMOUTH [2227]+ Balderon DE MONMOUTH [2228] Born: Abt 1100, Monmouth, , Wales Marriage: Rohese DE CLARE [2229] about 1130 in Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Died: 1176 about age 76

bullet   Another name for Balderon was Baderon.
  • Family

'Baderon and Rohese had two sons, James and Gilbert, and at least one daughter, Rohese of Monmouth

bullet General Notes:

Source <Wikipedia>: "Baderon of Monmouth (c. 1100 - 1176), also known as Baderon fitzWilliam, was lord of Monmouth between about 1125 and 1176.

Biography Baderon succeeded his father, William fitzBaderon, as lord of Monmouth in about 1125, when his father either died or retired to become a monk. Baderon confirmed the possessions of the Priory at Monmouth granted by his predecessors, and extended them. His sister Margaret, whose son Robert became prior of Monmouth, and whose second husband, Hugh fitzRichard, was a landowner in Worcestershire, made further grants of land to the priory. Baderon also became responsible for Goodrich Castle, which he is believed to have developed and extended.

At some point after 1130 Baderon married Rohese (or Rohesia), the daughter of Gilbert fitzRichard de Clare, and the sister of Gilbert de Clare, who was the lord of Striguil (or Chepstow) and later became Earl of Pembroke. The marriage took place at Chepstow, and brought together the families of the two neighbouring, and sometimes rival, lordships. 'Baderon and Rohese had two sons, James and Gilbert, 'and at least one daughter, Rohese of Monmouth, who married Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, before 1155.

He was a contemporary and possible kinsman of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who was born in the same town at around the same date. Baderon died in 1176. He was succeeded as lord of Monmouth by his son Gilbert, who was in turn succeeded by his own son, John of Monmouth, in 1190." __________________________________ Source <Collections towards the history and antiquities of the county of ..., Volume 2> Par John Duncumb: "... William Fitz-Baderon was living in 1119, and was succeeded by his son Baderon Fitz-William, who augmented the estates of the Priory. He was living in 1128, about which period he married Rohesia, daughter of Gilbert Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, sister of Richard Strongbow, the Conqueror of Ireland, and was father of Gilbert, James, Walter de Huntley (whose descendants still exist), and Robert. Gilbert de Monmouth died about A.d. 1190, and was succeeded by his son John, who served as Sheriff for Herefordshire in 1231, and died in 1247, having, between the years 1230 and 1240, made further donations to the Priory. By his first wife Cecily, daughter of William Walerand, he left four daughters; and by his second, Agnes de Musgros, he had issue William, who died vita patris; John, who succeeded to the Estates; Richard de Wyesham; and Walter."

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  • Life
  • Withenoc was the son of Caradoc de La Boussac, a nobleman with estates near Dol in Brittany. He first appears in the records as an adult in 1055.[1] He married a daughter of the Archbishop of Dol, and had a younger brother, Baderon, and a son, Ratier (or Raterius), who both became monks.[2]
  • Following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, William fitzOsbern was appointed Earl of Hereford, and established the first castle at Monmouth, overlooking the rivers Wye and Monnow at the southernmost tip of the area then known as Archenfield in the Welsh Marches. William fitzOsbern was killed in battle in 1071, and his son Roger was disgraced in 1075. King William then gave the lordship of Monmouth to Withenoc.[2] It has been suggested that Bretons who supported the Normans in their conquest were given responsibility for areas in the borders of Wales because, at that time, the two Brythonic languages of Breton and Welsh were sufficiently mutually comprehensible to allow communication with the Welsh people to take place.[3]
  • One of Withenoc's first acts at Monmouth was to found a Benedictine priory in the town. In so doing, he called upon William of Dol - perhaps a relative - who had been appointed in 1070 as abbot of Saint Florent at Saumur. This was a great abbey on the banks of the Loire, which was destroyed in the sixteenth century. William sent a prior and monks to inaugurate the new priory at Monmouth, and, in turn, the priory and its endowments were granted to the abbey of Saint Florent. This arrangement continued until the fourteenth century, with the priors of Monmouth coming from Saumur, and part of its revenue, as an alien priory, being sent back to France.[2] The founding charter of the priory has been transliterated as follows:[4]

"Wihenoc de Monmouth, to all men, his friends and neighbours, to all the faithful sons of the holy mother church, as well present as future, wishes health. Be it known unto you that I, Wihenoc, being moved by divine impulse, the advice of God, and my soldiers and vassals requiring that from me, for the honour of God, and the holy Virgin at St. Florentius, for the health of my soul, and my parents, have built a church in my castle of Monmouth, and have granted it for ever to St. Florentius de Salmure, from whence I have invited monks to inhabit the said church; and that there they may live, regularly serving God, I have granted unto them certain possessions, as well in lands as in churches and tenths, viz. the church of St. Cadoc near my castle, in my manor, where first the aforesaid monks, before the church of Monmouth was finished, some time inhabited: the church of St. Wingatoll; the church of Bockeville, the church of Llangradoc, the church of Welch Bicknor, the church of Eililde Hopa (Long Hope), with the chapel of Hently, the church of Toberton, the church of Stretton, with the chapel of Hasperton, and three carucates of land near the castle of Monmouth, and one carucate in Llancadock, and one carucate in Suentona, and two parts of all the tythes of my manor, as well as in my own possessions, as in the possession of my vassals, and the tenths of all mills, and the tenths of all my taxes. I confirm these donations under my present writing, to be by them to be possessed for ever. Witness my brother Baderon, &c."

  • After about seven years at Monmouth, 'Withenoc gave up his secular responsibilities in 1082 and retired, as a monk, to the abbey at Saumur'. He was succeeded as lord of Monmouth by his brother's son, William fitzBaderon. Withenoc returned to visit Monmouth in 1101, when the priory which he had established was formally consecrated.[2] It has been suggested that he may have been related to Geoffrey of Monmouth, who was born in the town in about 1100, the son of another Breton nobleman, Arthur, but there is no confirmation of this
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Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 13
Age 43
Age 51
Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom