Eighteenth Generation

18-1 William STANLEY, son of William of Alditheley and Joan Stanley,was born in 1124 in Hooton, Cheshire, England.

18-3 Hamon MASSEY, Baron of Dunham Massey, son of Hamon Massey and Margaret Sacie, was born about 1100 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England. He died about 1140 in Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England. He married Eleanor BEAUMONT about 1124 in Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England.

18-4 Eleanor BEAUMONT was born about 1100 in Cheshire, England.

18-5 Robert de FERRERS, EARL OF DERBY, son of Robert de Ferrers and Hawise de Vitre,was born about 1090 in Derbyshire, England. He died in 1141 in Merevale, Warwickshire, England. He was buried in the Abbey of Merevale, Warwickshire, England. He married Margaret PEVEREL about 1135 in Nottinghamshire, England.


               "2nd Earl of Derby, or Earl of Ferrieres. Founded the Abbeys of Merevale, co. Warwick, and Darley, near Derby. Married Margaret, daughter and heiress of William Peverel of Nottingham, the younger. Robert de Ferrieres died before 1160 and was buried at Merevale Abbey."


18-6 Margaret PEVEREL, daughter of William Peverel de Nottingham and Avice de Lancaster,was born about 1114 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.


               "Married Margaret, daughter and heiress of William Peverel of Nottingham, the younger. William de Peverel's father, of the same name, is said to have been an illegitimate son of William the Conqueror."


18-9 William de BRAOSE, son of Philip de Braose and Aenor de Totnais,was born about 1100 in Bramber, Sussex, England. He died about 1192 in England. He married Bertha de GLOUCESTER in 1148 in Herefordshire, England.


               "William was very fortunate in his marriage to Berta. All of her brothers died young without heirs so she brought a number of important lordships to the de Braoses in 1166. These included Brecon and Abergavenny. William became Sheriff of Hereford in 1174. His interest in Sussex was maintained as he confirmed the grants of his father and grandfather for the maintenance of Sele Priory and extended St. Mary's, Shoreham."


18-10 Bertha de GLOUCESTER, daughter of Miles of Gloucester and Sybil de Neufmarche,was born about 1130 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

18-11 Ranulph "De Gernon" de MESCHINES, son of Ranulph de Meschin and Lucy, Countess of Chester, was born in 1099 in Castle Gernon, Normandy, France. He died on 16 Dec 1153 in England. He was buried in St Werburgh, Chester, Cheshire, England. He married Maud FITZROBERT about 1141 in Gloucestershire, England.


               "Surnamed de Gernons, from being born in Gernon Castle, in Normandy, 2nd Earl of Chester, who was a leading military character, took an active part with the Empress Maud, and the young Prince Henry, against King Stephen, in the early part of the contest, and having defeated the king, and made him prisoner at the battle of Lincoln, committed him to the castle of Bristol. He subsequently, however, sided with the king, and finally, distrusted by all, died, under excommunication, in 1155, supposed to have been poisoned by William Peverell, Lord of Nottingham, who, being suspected of the crime, is said to have turned monk, to avoid its punishment."


18-12 Maud FITZROBERT, daughter of Robert de Caen and Maud Fitzhammon,was born about 1120 in Gloucestershire, England. She died on 29 Jul 1189 in Chester, England.


               "The earl married Maud, daughter of Robert, surnamed the Consul, Earl of Gloucester, natural son of King Henry I."


18-13 Simon II Le Chauve de MONTFORT, son of Amaury de Montfort and Agnes de Garlende,was born about 1117/1121 in Montfort-Sur-Risle, France. He died on 13 Mar 1181. He was buried in Cathedral Evreux, Normandy, France. He married Maud Countess of EVREUX about 1150 in France.

18-14 Maud Countess of EVREUX was born about 1130 in France.

18-15 Robert de QUINCEY, Knight, son of Saher de Quincy and Maud Saint Liz, was born about 1127 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. He died before 29 Sep 1197 in England. He married Orabella de LEUCHARS Countess of Mar about 1153 in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England. The marriage ended in divorce.

18-16 Orabella de LEUCHARS, Countess of Mar, daughter of Nes de Leuchars,was born about 1133 in Leuchars, Fifeshire, Scotland. She died in 1181.

18-17 Robert "Blanchmains" HARCOURT, EARL OF LEICESTER, son of Robert de Beaumont and Amica de Gael,  was born about 1121 in Beaumont, France. He died on 31 Aug 1190 in Durazzo Provence, West Albania. He married Petronille de GRENTMESNIL, COUNTESS OF LEICESTER about 1155.

18-18 Petronille de GRENTMESNIL, COUNTESS OF LEICESTER, daughter of Hugh de Grentmesnil and Alice Beaumont, was born about 1134 in Leicestershire, England. She died on 1 Apr 1212 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She was buried in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

18-19 Roland of GALLOWAY, son of Uchtred, Lord of Galloway, and Gunnild of Dunbar,was born about 1164 in Galloway, Perthshire, Scotland. He died in Dec 1200 in Northamptonshire, England. He was buried in Abbey of Saint Andrew, Northamptonshire, England. He married Elena (Helena) de MORVILLE about 1185 in Kirkoswald, Cumberland, England.

18-20 Elena (Helena) de MORVILLE, daughter of Richard de Morville and Avice de Lancaster, was born about 1172 in Kirkoswald, Cumberland, England. She died on 11 Jun 1217. She was buried in Abbey of Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

18-21 Rognvald (Reginald) SUMARLIDASSON, LORD OF THE ISLES, son of Somerled, King of the Isles, and Ragnhild Olafsdatter, Princess of Man, was born about 1148 in Morven, Argyleshire, Scotland. He died in 1207 in Kintyre, Argyleshire, Scotland. He married Fonia of MORAY about 1185.

18-22 Fonia of MORAY, son of Ranulf of Moray and Bethoc, was born about 1145 in Moray, Scotland.

18-23 Robert de MUCEGROS, son of Richard de Muscegros, was born about 1158 in Kenemerton, Gloucestershire, England.

18-25 Hugh de DIVES was born in 1164 in Dives, Northamptonshire, England.He married Agnes.

18-26 Agnes was born in 1168 of Dives, Northamptonshire, England.

18-27 Thomas BASSETT, son of Thomas Bassett and Alice de Dunstanville,was born about 1156 in Hedington, Oxford, England. He died in 1220. He married Phillipi MELBANK about 1177 in Heddingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

18-28 Phillipi MELBANK was born in 1158 in Heddingdon, Oxfordshire, England.

18-29 Humphrey de BOHUN, Knight, son of Humphrey de Bohun and Maud Devereux,was born about 1120 in Gloucestershire, England. He died on 6 Apr 1187 in England. He married Margaret de GLOUCESTER about 1149 in Gloucestershire, England.

18-30 Margaret de GLOUCESTER, daughter of Miles of Gloucester and Sybil de Neufmarche,was born about 1126 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. She died in England.

18-31 Henry, Prince Of SCOTLAND, EARL OF HUNTINGDON, son of David I, King of Scotland, and Matilda Huntington, was born about 1114/1119 in Scotland. He died on 12 Jun 1152 in Scotland. He was buried in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He married Ada de WARENNE in 1134/1139 in England.

18-32 Ada de WARENNE, daughter of William II de Warenne and Isabel de Vermandois,was born about 1104 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon, England.


               "At the western end of the village lies the Churh of Scotland Parish Church, which was originally built in 1176 by Ada, wife of Henry, Prince of Scotland and the mother of William the Lion."


18-33 Piers de LUTEGARESHALE was born about 1134 in Cherhill, Wiltshire, England. He married Maud de MANDEVILLE in England.

18-34 Maud de MANDEVILLE, daughter of Geoffrey de Mandeville and Rohese de Vere,was born about 1138 in Rycott, Oxfordshire, England. She died in England.

18-35 William de SAYE, son of William de Say and Beatrix de Mandeville,was born about 1126 in Kimbolton, Norfolk, England. He died before 1 Aug 1177. He married Aufrica de SCOTLAND.

18-36 Aufrica de SCOTLAND, daughter of William I, King of Scotland,was born about 1136 in Scotland.


               "Aufrica de Scotland, daughter of William I and an unknown mistress."


18-37 Hugh VII "Le Brun" de LUSIGNAN, son of Hugh VI Sire and Ildegarde, Countess of Thouars, was born about 1090 in Lusignan, Vienne, France. He died after 2 Feb 1151. He married Sarazine.

18-38 Sarazine was born about 1095 in Lusignan, Vienne, France. She died in 1144.

18-39 John (Hastings) EU, Count of Eu, son of Henri d' Eu and Margaret Champagne,was born about 1113 in Leicestershire, England. He died on 26 Jun 1170. He married Alice AUBIGNY in Sussex, England.

18-40 Alice AUBIGNY, daughter of William d'Aubigny and Adelicia, Princess of Brabant and Queen of England, was born about 1145 in Castel Arundel, Sussex, England.

18-41 Hamelin PLANTAGENET, Earl of Surrey and Warenne, son of Geoffrey V Plantagenetand Adelia de Talves, was born in 1130 in Normandy, France. He died in Apr 1202 in England. He was buried in Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England. He married Isabel de WARENNE in Apr 1164 in East Surrey, England.

               "The fifth earl was Hamelin Plantagenet, Henry’s illegitimate half-brother, son of Geoffrey of Anjou. Hamelin seems to have spent more time at his Yorkshire castle than any of the previous earls; he held the earldom for close on forty years, from 1163 until his death in 1202. It  was this period that saw the construction of the great stone keep of the castle and its development as a place suitable for royalty - King John, nephew of Hamelin, did actually stay here in 1201. The cylindrical keep probably dates from around 1180, Hamelin seems to have ordered its construction to his own design, there being no other example of this type of keep anywhere in the country." 




               "The most impressive and best preserved part of Conisbrough Castle is the circular keep, which has six wedge-shaped buttresses placed equidistantly around its circumference. The keep was built by Hamelin Plantagenet, illegitimate half-brother of Henry II, sometime around 1180. The keep, and a circuit of curtain walls that he added soon after, were built on the site of a castle founded at the end of the 11th century by William de Warenne, the first Earl Warenne. Hamelin inherited the title and estates through his marriage to Isabel, daughter of the third Earl Warenne. The design of the keep is unique in this country; the only other similar example was built on Warenne owned land in France and might also have been the work of Hamelin Plantagenet."




               "Earl Hamelin was one of those who at the council of Northampton denounced Becket as a traitor; he remained faithful to his half-brother, Henry II, during the trouble with the king’s sons, and in Richard I.’s absence on the crusade he supported the government against the intrigues of Prince John."


18-42 Isabel de WARENNE was born in 1137 in Surrey, England. She died on 13 Jul 1199 in Lewes, Sussex, England. She was buried in Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England.


               "The third Earl succeeded in 1138 and was killed while on the crusades about ten years later. All his estates were left to his daughter Isabel, who was therefore quite a catch. She first married William of Blois, a younger son of King Stephen and, after his death, she married Hamelin Plantagenet, the illegitimate half-brother of Henry."


18-43 William de BRAOSE is printed as #18-9.

18-44 Bertha de GLOUCESTER is printed as #18-10.

18-45 Bernald IV de SAINT VALERY, son of Reginald II de Saint Valery,was born about 1117 in Haseldene, Gloucestershire, England. He married Matilda in about 1146 in Isleworth, Middlesex, England.

18-46 Matilda was born about 1128 in England.

18-47 Henry de BRIWERE, son of William Briwere, was born about 1114 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. He married Miss WALTON.

18-48 Miss WALTON was born about 1120 in Albemarle, Surrey, England.

18-49 Gilbert "The Marshal" FITZROBERT, son of Robert, was born about 1075 in Somersetshire, England. He died before 1130. He married Miss de VENUZ.

18-50 Miss de VENUZ was born in 1105 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

18-51 Walter "FitzEdward" of SALISBURY, SHERIFF OF WILTSHIRE, son of Edward of Salisbury and Maud Fitzhubert, was born about 1100 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He died in 1147. He was buried in Near The Choir, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England. He married Sibyl de CHAWORTH (CHAOURCES) about 1132 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

18-52 Sibyl de CHAWORTH, daughter of Patrick Chaworth and Matilda Hesdin,was born about 1112 in Kempsford, Gloucestershire, England. She died before 1147 in Near The Choir, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England. She was buried in the Priory, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England.

18-53 Gilbert de CLARE, Earl of Pembroke, son of Gilbert Fitzrichard de Clare and Adeliza de Clermont, was born on 21 Sep 1100 in Tunbridge, Kent, England. He died in 1149 in England. He was buried in Tintern Abbey, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, England. He married Isabel (Elizabeth) de BEAUMONT before 1130 in Tunbridge, Kent, England.


               "Strongbow's father was Gilbert fitz Gilbert de Clare, lord of Orbec and Bienfaite, lord of Striguil (Chepstow), and earl of Pembroke. Gilbert was a younger son of Gilbert fitz Richard de Clare, earl of Tonbridge and Clare and lord of Ceredigion, the Marcher lordship of Cardigan. in 1130, King Henry I granted Gilbert de Clare his lands of Orbec and Bienfaite in Normandy. With the death of King Henry I in 1135, Strongbow's father, Gilbert, supported Stephen as king, and was an active military commander for Stephen during the "anarchy". When Gilbert's uncle Walter de Clare died in 1138, King Stephen granted Gilbert the lordship of Netherwent, including the castles of Chepstow and Usk. Stephen also granted Gilbert the comital title and lands of the earldom of Pembroke the same year. Gilbert and Strongbow supported King Stephen against Matilda until c.1146. In 1146 King Stephen held Gilbert fitz Richard de Clare, earl of Hertford, as a hostage for the "good behavior" of his uncle Ranulf, earl of Chester. (This Gilbert was also the nephew of Gilbert, earl of Pembroke.) When Ranulf changed sides and began to support the Empress Matilda, King Stephen forced Earl Gilbert of Hertford to surrender his castles and lands. This action immediately drove Gilbert to support Matilda, along with his uncle Earl Ranulf. Stephen, in anticipation of Earl Gilbert of  Pembroke following his nephew, took the earl's lands and castles. This enraged the earl of Pembroke so that he also changed sides, following his nephew to the side of Empress Matilda and taking his sixteen-year old son, Richard, with him."


18-54 Isabel (Elizabeth) de BEAUMONT, daughter of Robert de Beaumont and Isabel de Vermandois, was born about 1086/1096 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She died about 1147.


               "Strongbow's mother was Isabel (Elizabeth) de Beaumont, sister to Robert earl of Leicester and Waleran count of Meulan. Isabel had been the youngest mistress of King Henry I, and their liaison resulted in a natural daughter, Isabel (Elizabeth), born c.1129/30. When Isabel de Beaumont married Gilbert in 1130, she took this daughter with her. Strongbow was born before the end of 1130; thus he was raised with the natural half-sister of the Empress Matilda."


18-55 Dermot, King Of LEINSTER, son of Enna, King of Leinster, was born in 1110/1111 in Ireland. He died on 1 May 1171 in Ireland. He married More O'TOOLE about 1140 in Lough Carmen, Wexford, Ireland.

               "Dermot MacMurrough (or Dermod naNGhall, meaning Dermot, king of the Foreigners) was born in 1110 AD. At an early age he was fostered out to a minor family on the border of Leinster, in the neighboring state of Ossory and here he grew to manhood. At age 16, upon the unexpected death of his older brother (the king of Leinster), he was elected king of Ui Cinnsealaigh. What followed was the turning point in Irish history. Upon receiving the kingship, Dermot also became king of Leinster, like his brother before him. This the High King of Ireland, Turlough O'Connor of Connaught, opposed, so he sent a neighboring chieftain to subjugate Leinster--Tiernan O'Rourke, a man who loved battle. Among the three sacred laws of Ireland, the one called Daire's Law specifically forbade the killing of cattle by an enemy for by killing cattle, you were forcing the people of that land to starve because dairy products were their sole food source. O'Rourke killed the cows of Leinster.


               It took years for Dermot to regain the throne of Leinster, but finally, by 1133 he had succeeded and now began to expand his power. He raided in Ossory, then sacked Waterford, like his great-grandfather, Dermot Mac Mal namBo, before him. The following two decades were mostly peaceful for Dermot, he avoided many of the wars the other four provinces were waging on one another, but in 1152, he helped Turlough O'Connor raid Tiernan O'Rourke's land. After O'Rourke's land was destroyed and his castle burned, the armies left for their respective provinces.


               As Dermot was traveling through Meath to return to Leinster, the King of Meath told him that Dervorgilla, O'Rourke's wife and also the King of Meath's sister, would run away with him. Dermot turned around and picked up Dervorgilla with all her furniture and cows, then returned home. When O'Rourke discovered his wife had been taken, he was furious. This 'abduction' made Dermot Tiernan O'Rourke's most bitter enemy. After only a year, Dermot was forced to give Dervorgilla back, but O'Rourke never forgave.


                In 1166, when Ireland was ablaze in war and Dermot's ally, the High King Muirchertach O'Lochlainn, had fallen, O'Rourke joined together a number of other chieftains and raided Leinster...O'Rourke for revenge, the rest for plunder. Dermot barely escaped with his life and sailed for England. Dermot was not through. MacMurrough gathered a force of Norman and Welsh fighting men and returned to Ireland. In quick succession he defeated Ossory, Waterford, and then Dublin, so reclaiming the kingship of Leinster, but he was not satisfied. He marched on the High King of Ireland, Rory O'Connor (Turlough's son), and demanded the High King's submission. Dermot gambled that Rory would not hurt the Leinster hostages he had, Dermot's son and nephew. Rory hesitated, then O'Rourke forced his hand. The bodies of Dermot's son, Conor, and nephew were delivered to him in a sack like a bullock would be delivered to market. Dermot lost the will to fight. His army disbanded and he returned to Ferns where, a few months later, he died.




               "In the 1160's the high king Turough O'Connor, overthrew Dermot MacMurrough, king of Leinster. Dermot asked the Norman king of England Henry II for help to regain his kingdom. Henry gave Dermot permission to recruit Norman soldiers and Dermot promised the Norman king to share the land they helped him conquer. Dermot ended up recovering his kingdom in 1170. When Dermot died in 1171, a Norman baron named Strongbow declared himself king of Leinster."


18-56 More O'TOOLE, son of Murcertac O'Toole and Inghin O'Byrne, was born about 1114 in Ireland. She died in 1191.


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