Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England

Geoffrey Fitz PIERS 4th Earl of Essex [Parents] 1, 2-4292 was born 3 about 1162. He died 4, 5 on 14 Oct 1213 in Shouldam, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in Shouldham Priory, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Geoffrey married 6, 7 (MRIN:2111) Aveline De CLARE-13460 about May 1205.

Geoffrey was also known as Geoffrey Fitz Piers.

Aveline De CLARE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2-13460 was born 3 about 1172. She died 4, 5 about 1225. Aveline married 6, 7 (MRIN:2111) Geoffrey Fitz PIERS 4th Earl of Essex-4292 about May 1205.

They had the following children.

  M i John Fitz GEOFFREY-13454 was born about 1206. He died on 23 Nov 1238.
  F ii Hawise Fitz GEOFFREY-4291 was born about 1210. She died about 1247.

Piers De LUTEGARESHALE-13461 was born 1 about 1134. He died 2 before 1198.

He had the following children.

  M i Geoffrey Fitz PIERS 4th Earl of Essex-4292 was born about 1162. He died on 14 Oct 1213.

Richard de CLARE Earl of Hertford [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4-4295 was born about 1090 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 5 on 15 Apr 1136 in Near Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom. He was buried 6 in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. Richard married (MRIN:2113) Adeliza de MESCHINES-4296 before 1116.

RICHARD FITZ GILBERT DE CLARE, Lord of Clare, was slain, having been surprised by the Welsh, near Abergavenny, 15 April 1136, and was buried at Gloucester.
He married ADELIZE, daughter of Ranulph Ie Meschin, Earl OF CHESTER by Lucy, and sister of Ranulph de Gernon (or des Gernons), Earl of Chester; she was rescued from the Welsh by Miles of Gloucester. She married second Robert de Condet [Weis, AR7, 132D:27]. Lord Clare was founder of the Priory of Tonbridge.

Children, listed by Cokayne, with daughter mentioned probably incorrectly by Eyton
i.    Gilbert, b. before 1115; d. 1151 [CP, 6:499d]; prob. unm; Earl of Hertford by 1141 [Altschul, 23].
ii.   Roger, d. 1173; m. Maud de St. Hilary.
iii.  Richard, witnessed confirmation to the Abbey of Savigny [CP, 6:499e].
iv.  Alice, m. Cadwallader, brother of Owain Gwynedd (but see Alice de Tonbridge, wife of William de Perey).
v.   Baldwin, listed by Round [CP, 10:H:100].
vi.  Rohese, m. Baderon de Monmouth [CP, 10:H:101].

DEATH: Slain by Welsh

Adeliza de MESCHINES [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-4296 was born about 1094 in of Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1136. Adeliza married (MRIN:2113) Richard de CLARE Earl of Hertford-4295 before 1116.

They had the following children.

  M i Roger de CLARE 2nd Earl of Hertford-4293 was born about 1115. He died in 1173.

Roger de CLARE 2nd Earl of Hertford [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-4293 was born 4 about 1115. He died 5, 6 in 1173 in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Roger married (MRIN:2114) Maud de ST HILAIRE-4294 before 1173.

ROGER DE CLARE, Earl of Clare or Hertford, died in 1173. He married MAUD DE ST. HILARY, daughter and heir of James de St. Hilary, Lord of Field Dalling and Great and Little Carbrooke, Norfolk, by his wife Aveline [CP, 5:124-125, 6:499-501; Sanders, English Baronies, 34-35, 62-63]. She married secondly William d'Aubigny, Earl of Arundel, who died 24 Dec. 1193.

Roger de Clare was styled Earl of Clare by King Stephen [CP, 14:383], and Earl of Hertford when he witnessed the charter of Henry II to Geoffrey de Mandeville, the younger, in Jan. 1155/6. From 1157 he was engaged against Yr Arglwydd [Lord] Rhys ap Gruffudd in Wales. In 1163 he disputed the claim of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, for fealty in respect of Tonbridge Castle, which he held by “the serjeanty of being High Steward” [Cokayne, 6:500]. In spite of support for Roger de Clam from the king, Archbishop Hubert eventually recovered fealty. In 1164 he took part in the Constitutions of Clarendon. He abandoned his campaigns against the Welsh in Cardigan in 1165, after a defeat [Altschul, 23]. He served as commissioner in 1170, enquiring into the pro­ceedings of the sheriffs in Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Oxon and Bedfordshire. His widow confirmed to the monks of Eynsham the gifts of Henry and of Roger Fitz Gerold.

Children, mentioned by Cokayne or Weis:
i.    Richard, d. Nov. 1217; m. Amice, dau. of William Fitz Robert, Earl of Gloucester (for whom see Normandy).
ii.   John, witnessed charters [CP, 6:501e].
iii.  Richard [sic], witnessed charters.
iv.  Aveline, l. 22 Nov. 1220; m. (1) William de Munchanesy of Swanscombe, Kent, who d. shortly before 7 May 1204 [CP, 5:124], m. (2) Geoffrey Fitz Piers (for whom see Fitz Geoffrey), Earl of Essex, who d. 14 Oct. 1213; by her second husband she was an ancestor of President Rutherford B. Hayes [Roberts' Ancestors of American Presidents].

Maud de ST HILAIRE 1, 2, 3-4294 was born about 1133 in of Dalling, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 4 in 1195 in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Maud married (MRIN:2114) Roger de CLARE 2nd Earl of Hertford-4293 before 1173.

They had the following children.

  F i Aveline De CLARE-13460 was born about 1172. She died about 1225.
  M ii Richard de CLARE 3rd Earl of Hertford, Magna Carta Surety-5420 was born in 1153. He died in BET 3 OCT 1217 AND 28 NOV 1217.

Lord Gilbert de CLARE 2nd Earl of Clare [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-4297 was born 4 before 1066 in Castle Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 5, 6 in 1114 OR 1117. Gilbert married 7 (MRIN:2115) Adeliza de CLERMONT-4298 before 1114.

GILBERT FITZ RICHARD DE CLARE, also de Tonbridge, Lord of Clare, born before
1066, died in 1114 or 1117. He married ADELIZ  DE CLERMONT, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clerniont in Beauvaisis, by Marguerite, daughter of Hilduin, Count of Montdidier and Roucy. Adeliz married second (Bouchard?) de Montmorency. He founded the Priory of Clara in 1090, having succeeded to his father's English possessions. He was Lord of Cardigan from 1107-1111.

i.     Richard, d. Wales 15 April 1136; m. Adeliz des Gernons.
ii.    Gilbert, Earl of Pembroke 1138, d. 6 Jan. 1147/8; m. Isabel de Beaumont.
iii.   Alice, m. AubreyR de Vera II, who was slain in London 15 May 1141.
iv.   Walter, participated in the Second Crusade in 1147.
v.    Baldwin, in.; dan. Emma in. Hugh Wac (or Wake).
vi.   Rohese, in. Badeion~ de Monmouth [Weis, AR7, 184:3].
vii.  daughter, in. William de Montlichet, lord of Stansted in Essex.
viii. Hervey, sent to Cardigan in 1140 by King William.

Adeliza de CLERMONT [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-4298 was born after 1080 in of Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died after 1117 in England, United Kingdom. Adeliza married 6 (MRIN:2115) Lord Gilbert de CLARE 2nd Earl of Clare-4297 before 1114.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard de CLARE Earl of Hertford-4295 was born about 1090. He died on 15 Apr 1136.
  M ii Gilbert De CLARE-13638 was born on 21 Sep 1100. He died on 6 Jan 1148.

Ranulph III de MESCHINES-5404 was born about 1070 in of Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 in 1129. Ranulph married (MRIN:2116) Lucia of MERCIA-5399 in 1098.

Lucia of MERCIA [Parents] 1-5399 was born about 1040 in Mercia, England, United Kingdom. She died in England, United Kingdom. She was buried in Spalding, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom. Lucia married (MRIN:2116) Ranulph III de MESCHINES-5404 in 1098.

Other marriages:

They had the following children.

  F i Adeliza de MESCHINES-4296 was born about 1094. She died in 1136.

Richard Fitz Gilbert de CLARE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-5655 died 2 in 1090. Richard married (MRIN:2117) Rohese GIFFARD-5656.

RICHARD FITZ GILBERT, who possessed Bienfaite and Orbec in Normandy, Clare in Suffolk and Tonbridge, died in 1090 [Altschul, 19]. The mother of Gilbert and Robert was his first wife, ROHESE GIFFARD (sister of Walter Giffard, later Earl of Buckingham, and heiress of the 2nd Earl [CP, 14:182]), daughter of Walter Giffard, the Elder (who died in 1084) [Cokayne, CP, 2:387], seigneur de Longeville-sur-Scie in Normandy and son of Osbern de Bolbec, who was seigneur de Longeville 1028-1035, and Duvelina, who was sister of the Duchess Gunnora. Walter Giffard married Agnes, daughter of Girard Flatel [Weis, AR7, 184:1, cited Studies in Medieval Hutory (1989)], or Ermengarde Flaitel [Norr, 46].

After their father's assassination, he and his brother Baldwin fled to the court of Bald­win V de Lille, Count of Flanders, but William the Conqueror restored them to Normandy (Altschul, 18]. Richard served with William de Warenne as regent of England in 1075.

Clare is now a small parish on the River Stour in Suffolk. It had been a frontier town of the Kingdom of East Anglia, and contains a castle of which considerable remains exist [Brabner, vol. 2].

Children, mentioned by Cokayne [3:242], Altschul [19-20], with the last two daughters listed by Norr [46]:
i.    Gilbert, d. c. 1114; m. Adeliz de Clermont.
ii.   Robert, d. 1134; m. Maud de St. Liz, who d. 1140.
iii.  Roger, d.s.p.; inherited Bienfaite and Orbec in Normandy.
iv.  Walter of Nethergent, d.1137; no issue; founded Tintern Abbey in 1131.
v.   Adelize, m. Walter Tirel.
vi.   Rohese, m. Eudo Dapifer.
vii.  Richard, a monk of Bec.
viii. daughter, m. Raoul de Tillers.
ix.  daughter, m. Baudry Ie Teuton.

Rohese GIFFARD 1-5656. Rohese married (MRIN:2117) Richard Fitz Gilbert de CLARE-5655.

They had the following children.

  M i Lord Gilbert de CLARE 2nd Earl of Clare-4297 was born before 1066. He died in 1114 OR 1117.

Hugh I CLERMONT Count of Clermont 1, 2, 3-4299 was born in 1030 in of Clermont, Beauvais, France. He died 4 in 1101 in of Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. Hugh married 5 (MRIN:2118) Margaret de MONTDIDIER-4300 in 1080 in of Picardy, France.

Count of Mouchy and Creil.

Margaret de MONTDIDIER [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4-4300 was born about 1035 in of Montdidier, Somme, France. Margaret married 5 (MRIN:2118) Hugh I CLERMONT Count of Clermont-4299 in 1080 in of Picardy, France.

They had the following children.

  F i Adeliza de CLERMONT-4298 was born after 1080. She died after 1117.

Hildouin IV MONTDIDIER Count of Montdidier and Roucy 1, 2, 3-4301 was born about 1010 in Montdidier, Somme, France. He died 4 about 1062. Hildouin married 5 (MRIN:2119) Alice de ROUCY-4302 in 1031.

REF MRL. Count and Seigneur de Rameru.
REF AR7. Seigneur of Rameru.
REF RGD. In this database, Hildouin III is the father of Felice de Rouci, and Hildouin of Montdidier is the fater of Beatrice de Montdidier who married Geoffrey de Perche.

Alice de ROUCY [Parents] 1, 2, 3-4302 was born about 1014 in of Roucy, Aisne, France. She died in 1062. Alice married 4 (MRIN:2119) Hildouin IV MONTDIDIER Count of Montdidier and Roucy-4301 in 1031.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret de MONTDIDIER-4300 was born about 1035.

Ebles I ROUCY Count of Roucy,Archbishop of Rheims [Parents] 1, 2-4303 was born about 988 in Roucy, Aise, France. He died 3 on 11 May 1033. Ebles married 4 (MRIN:2120) Beatrix de HAINAULT-4304.

Beatrix de HAINAULT [Parents] 1, 2, 3-4304 was born after 997 in of Hainaut, Hainaut, Belgium. She died after 1035. Beatrix married 4 (MRIN:2120) Ebles I ROUCY Count of Roucy,Archbishop of Rheims-4303.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice de ROUCY-4302 was born about 1014. She died in 1062.

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