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  • Adeline de Montfort (c.1102 - d.)
    Per Burke's Peerages, Hugues IV had a daughter Adeline who married William de Britolio and then married Richard, son of the Earl of Gloucester.* Per FMG, Hugues IV had an unnamed daughter who married R...
  • Adeline de Montfort (953 - 1030)
    According to the MH source parents: Hugues De Montfort-sur-risle, Adeline De Montfort-sur-risle (born De Meullent) Research needs to be carried out to discover correct parents Biography "The sai...
  • Adelisa de Montfort (deceased)
    Vital Statistics * Cawley FMG gives two possible parentages for Adeisa de Montfort (see citations below).># daugher of Hugues III and unknown wife># daughter of Hugues IV (van Gent), who was the son of...
  • Agnès de Montfort, dame de Gournay (1123 - 1181)
    Agnes de Montfort=married: WALERAN de Beaumont, son of ROBERT de Beaumont-le-Roger Comte de Meulan, Earl of Leicester & his wife Elisabeth de Vermandois [Capet]Issue:1. ROBERT de Beaumont (-[16 Aug or ...
  • Alice de Montfort, Lady of Aldithley (1224 - 1265)
    Henry de Aldithley [b], Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire, b abt 1172, of Heleigh, Staffordshire, England, d sh bef Nov 1246. He md Bertrade de Mainwaring 1217, daughter of Sir Ralph de Mainwarin...

About the de Montfort surname

"The name first appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086 with a Hugo de Montfort recorded as a tenant in the Domesday Book who arrived with William the Conqueror from Montfort-sur-Lisle in 1066 and having subsequently founded the Montfort family of Leicestershire and Warwick and whose titles included Duke of Brittany, Earl of Montfort and Earl of Richmond. The Kent Pipe Rolls of 1159 make reference to one Ralph de Munford, whilst Simon de Monteforte of Nottinghamshire and Petronilla de Monteforti of Wiltshire are recorded in the Hundred Rolls of 1273." (Courtesy of Royala Healy on the Munford Web Site)

"One branch of the family originally lived in Norfolk and belonged to the parish of "Mundford". There is still a town of Mundford near Kings Lynn. From church records we find the christening of John Munford at Norwich, St Peter Southgate, Norfolk in January 1574 also the marriage of Abigall Mondeford of Mondeford in Norfolk and Fredric Steward at St Michael Cornhill London in 1621. Also the name means 'of Montford' which is the name of a Parish five miles from Shrewsbury in the County of Shropshire. In time the name turned into Munford or Mumford. Simon de Montfort (Snr) was created Earl of Leicester by King John in 1206. A reference in The Patent Rolls in the year 1323 alludes to a Geoffrey de Mundeford and others of Dorset and Somerset, with two barges, who attacked a ship off Dover, belonging to the merchants of St. Omer, and took said ship to Weymouth where they divided its goods amongst them." (Courtesy of Bill Mumford)

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