Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Piers FITZHERBERT-F2702 #. Piers married Alice Fitz Robert de WARKWORTH-W2701 #.

Alice Fitz Robert de WARKWORTH-W2701 #. Alice married Piers FITZHERBERT-F2702 #.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucy FITZPIERS-F2602 #.

Sir Robert de ROS-R2701 # was born about 1170 in Helmsley, Yorkshire. He died before 23 Dec 1226. Sir married Isabel de HUNTINGDON 'Isabel of Scotland'-H2701 # in 1191 in Haddington, Lincolnshire.

Nicknamed Furfan, Robert de Ros, as a minor at his father's death was the ward of the King in 1185, when his lands were in the custody of Ranulph de Glanville. In 1190 he had livery of the lands of his Trussebut inheritance. He served as Sheriff of Cumberland 1213-15. As the son-in-law of William the Lion, King of Scotland, he was of his escort into England November 1200, to do homage. He was loyal and closely associated to King John, but was one of his most vigorous opponents in the matter of Magna Carta, being one of the 25 elected to see its provisions were obeyed. He was a benefactor of Rievaulx and Kirkham, and of the Templars, and also founded a hospital for the lepers in Northumberland. His date of death is not known, but his son and heir, William de Ros, did homage for his father's lands 23 December 1226, so whether he had died by this time, or as some speculate, as a Templar, had retired from secular life, is not known.

Isabel de HUNTINGDON 'Isabel of Scotland'-H2701 #. Isabel married Sir Robert de ROS-R2701 # in 1191 in Haddington, Lincolnshire.

They had the following children.

  M i Sir William de ROS-R2601 # was born about 1197. He died about 1264.

Amos HOWSON [Parents]-H0409 was born 1 about Aug 1845 in Preston, Lancashire. Amos married 2 Sarah TINSLEY-T0405 about Feb 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Amos was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 33, Starkie Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Brother aged 15 years, working as an Iron Turner. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 26 years, working as a Mechanic in Works.

Amos seems uncertain about where he was actually born. In the census returns, he sometimes says Bolton, sometimes he says Preston. His family did move from Preston to Little Bolton about the time of his birth, however, the birth was registered in Preston.

Sarah TINSLEY-T0405 was born about 1843 in Blackburn, Lancashire. Sarah married 1 Amos HOWSON-H0409 about Feb 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Sarah was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 27 years.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HOWSON-H0335 was born 1 about Aug 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

John was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 7 years, a Scholar.
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William HOWSON-H0336 was born 1 about Aug 1866 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years, a Scholar.
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James HOWSON-H0337 was born 1 about May 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

James was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 3 years, a Scholar.
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Elizabeth HOWSON-H0338 was born 1 about Aug 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 20, Prince Albert Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 9 months.
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Amos HOWSON-H0374 was born on 10 Sep 1880 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened 1 on 19 Sep 1880 in All Saints Church, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles HOWSON [Parents]-H0408 was born 1 about Feb 1842 in Preston, Lancashire. Charles married 2 Sarah A ROUND-R0456 about Feb 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 9 years, working as a Cop House Hand in a Cotton Mill. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 29 years, working as a Mechanic in a Cotton Mill.

Sarah A ROUND-R0456 was born about 1840 in Stalybridge, Lancashire. Sarah married 1 Charles HOWSON-H0408 about Feb 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Sarah was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 30 years.

When Sarah married Charles Howson, she gave her name as Sarah Ann Sanger. It is known from the 1871 census that Sarah's parents were Roderick and Ellen Round, she also had a young sister called Mary Round. However, she had a son called Roderick Sanger. I have not been able to find a marriage between Sanger and Sarah Ann Round. Presumably she was a widow.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Frederick HOWSON-H0339 was born 1 about Nov 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Charles was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 77, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 6 months.

William HOWSON [Parents]-H0411 was born about 1834 in Preston, Lancashire. William married 1 Ellen OLLERTON-O0410 about Nov 1853 in Preston, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as aged 6 years. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 35 years, working as an Iron Turner.

Ellen OLLERTON-O0410 was born about 1834 in Eccleston, Lancashire. Ellen married 1 William HOWSON-H0411 about Nov 1853 in Preston, Lancashire.

Ellen was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 36 years.

They had the following children.

  F i
Margaret Alice HOWSON-H0350 was born 1 about Aug 1855 in Preston, Lancashire.

Margaret was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 15 years, working as a Cotton Weaver.
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Elizabeth HOWSON-H0351 was born 1 about Feb 1859 in Preston, Lancashire.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 12 years, working as a Cotton Weaver.
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Esther HOWSON-H0352 was born 1 about Aug 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Esther was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 2 years.
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Mary Ann HOWSON-H0353 was born 1 about May 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Eleanor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 11 months.

Henry 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon-H3001 was born in 1114 in probably Scotland. He died on 12 Jun 1152 in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was buried in Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire. Henry married Ada de WARENNE-W3004 in 1139.

During the wars between his father and King Stephen, he fought on the Scottish side at the battle of the Standard. He succeeded to the earldom of Huntingdon upon his father's resignation in 1136, and became a favourite of King Stephen, spending much time with him in England. He made grants to St. Andrew's at Northants, and in 1150 founded the Abbey of Holmcultram in Cumberland. He died v.p., probably being in his late thirties.

Ada de WARENNE [Parents]-W3004 was born about 1120 in Surrey. She died in 1178. Ada married Henry 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Earl of Northumberland and Huntingdon-H3001 in 1139.

They had the following children.

  F i
Isabella de HUNTINGDON 1-H2901.
  F ii
Matilda de HUNTINGDON 1-H2902 died in 1152.
  F iii
Ada de HUNTINGDON 1-H2903.
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Margaret 'of Scotland' de HUNTINGDON Countess of Hereford 1-H2904 was born in Abt 1140. She died in 1201. She was buried in Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire.
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Malcolm IV 'the Maiden' of Scotland de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2905 was born on 20 Mar 1142. He died on 09 Dec 1165.
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William I 'The Lion' de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2906 was born in 1143 in Scotland. He died on 04 Dec 1214 in Stirling, Scotland.
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David of Scotland de HUNTINGDON 9th Earl of Huntingdon 1-H2907 was born in From 1143 to 1150. He died on 17 Jun 1219 in Yardley, Northamptonshire. He was buried in Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire.

David of Scotland, 9th Earl of Huntingdon was born between 1143 and 1152. He was the son of Henry of Huntingdon, Earl of Huntingdon and Ada de Warenne. He married Matilda of Chester, daughter of Hugh of Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort, on 26 August 1190. He died on 17 June 1219 at Yardley, Northamptonshire, England.3 He was buried at Sawtrey Abbey, Hampshire, England.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Carlisle on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Doncaster on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Huntingdon on 12 June 1152.
He succeeded to the title of Earl of Northumberland on 12 June 1152.
He gained the title of Earl of Garioch circa 1180.
He gained the title of Earl of Lennox in 1205.
He gained the title of Earl of Cambridge in 1205.
In 1215/16 he was deprived of all of his English honours, but was restored to them on 13 March 1218.

Robert de BEAUMONT Count of Meulan , 1st Earl of Leicester-B3101 was born about 1050. He died on 05 Jun 1118 in the Abbey of Preaux, Normandy. Robert married Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS-V3101 # in 1096.

Some contemporaries were surprised that the aging Count of Meulan (b circa 1049/1050) was able to father so many children, given how busy he was with turmoil in England and Normandy from 1102 to 1110 (or later) and acting as Henry I's unofficial minister. One explanation is offered below; another might simply be an indication of his good health and energy (expended mostly in dashing from one troublespot in Normandy to England and back to Normandy).

William II of England died suddenly in a purported hunting accident, and was hastily succeeded not by the expected heir but by the youngest brother Henry. This seizure of the throne led to an abortive invasion by the older brother Duke Robert of Normandy, followed by an uneasy truce between the brothers, followed by trouble in both England and Normandy for some time (stirred up by Duke Robert, and by an exiled nobleman Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury). Finally, Henry invaded Normandy and in the Battle of Tinchebray (28 September 1106) destroyed organized opposition to his takeover of Normandy and imprisoned his ineffectual older brother for his lifetime. Meulan and his brother Warwick were apparently supporters of Henry during this entire period, and Meulan was rewarded with the earldom of Leicester in 1103. By 1107, Meulan was in possession of substantial lands in three domains. In 1111, he was able to revenge himself on the attack on his seat Meulan by Louis VI of France. He avenged himself by harrying Paris.

Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS [Parents]-V3101 # was born in 1085. She died on 13/13 Feb 1131/1132 in Lewes, Sussex. She was buried in the Chapter House, Lewes Priory, Sussex. Elizabeth married Robert de BEAUMONT Count of Meulan , 1st Earl of Leicester-B3101 in 1096.

Other marriages:
WARENNE, William de 2nd Earl of Surrey

Elizabeth de Vermandois, or Elisabeth or Isabel de Vermandois, is a fascinating figure about whose descendants and ancestry much is known and about whose character and life relatively little is known. She was twice married to influential Anglo-Norman magnates, and had several children (among whose descendants are numbered many kings and some queens of England and Scotland). Her Capetian and Carolingian ancestry was a source of much pride for some of these descendants (who included these arms as quarterings in their coats-of-arms. However, the lady herself led a somewhat controversial life.

She was the third daughter of Hugh Magnus (a son of Henry I of France) and Adele of Vermandois. Her paternal grandparents were Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev. Her maternal grandparents were Herbert IV of Vermandois and Adele of Vexin.

Her mother was the heiress of the county of Vermandois, and descendant of a junior patrilineal line of descent from Charlemagne. The first Count of Vermandois was Pepin of Vermandois. He was a son of Bernard of Italy, grandson of Pippin of Italy and great-grandson of Charlemagne and Hildegard.

As such, Elizabeth had distinguished ancestry and connections. Her father was a younger brother of Philip I of France and her mother was among the last Carolingians. She was also distantly related to the Kings of England, the Dukes of Normandy, the Counts of Flanders and through her Carolingian ancestors to practically every major nobleman in Western Europe.

Countess of Leicester
In 1096, while under age (and probably aged 9 or 11), Elizabeth married Robert de Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester. Meulan was over 35 years her senior, which was an unusual age difference even for this time period. He was a nobleman of some significance in France, having inherited lands from his maternal uncle Henry, Count of Meulan, and had fought bravely and with distinction at his first battle, the Battle of Hastings in 1066 then aged only 16. His parents Roger de Beaumont, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemar and Adeline of Meulan, heiress of Meulan had died long before; Roger had been a kinsman and close associate of William the Conqueror. Meulan had inherited lands in Normandy after his father died circa 1089, and had also been given lands in the Kingdom of England after his participation in the Norman conquest of England. However, at the time of the marriage, he held no earldom in England while his younger brother was already styled Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick.

Planche states that the bride (Elizabeth) agreed willingly to the marriage, although this means little in the context. Despite the immense age difference, this was a good marriage for its times. Meulan was a respected advisor to three reigning monarchs: William II of England, Robert Curthose of Normandy and Philip I of France.

According to Middle Ages custom, brides were often betrothed young - 8 being the legal age for betrothal and 12 for marriage (for women). The young betrothed wife would often go to her husband's castle to be raised by his parents or other relatives and to learn the customs and ways of her husband's family. The actual wedding would not take place until much later. Some genealogists speculate that the usual age at which a noble bride could expect the marriage to be consummated would be 14. This is consistent with the date of birth of Elizabeth's first child Emma in 1102 when she would be about 15 to 17.

The marriage produced several children, including most notably two sons who were twins (born 1104), and thus remarkable in both surviving and both becoming important noblemen. They are better known to historians of this period as the Beaumont twins, or as Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and his younger twin Robert Bossu (the Humpback) or Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. (Readers of Ellis Peters' Cadfael historical mystery series will find both twins mentioned frequently). Another notable child of this marriage was Elisabeth or Isabel de Beaumont, one of the youngest mistresses of Henry I of England and later mother (by her first marriage) of Richard Strongbow.

Countess of Surrey
Elizabeth, Countess of Meulan apparently tired of her aging husband at some point during the marriage. The historian Planche says (1874) that the Countess was seduced by or fell in love with a younger nobleman, William de Warenne (c. 1071-11 May 1138) himself the thwarted suitor of Edith of Scotland, Queen consort of Henry I of England. Warenne was said to want a royal bride, and Elizabeth fitted his requirements, even though she was also another man's wife.

In 1115, the Countess was apparently carried off or abducted by Warenne, which abduction apparently concealed a long-standing affair. There was some kind of separation or divorce between Meulan and his wife, which however did not permit her to marry her lover. The elderly Count of Meulan died, supposedly of chagrin and mortification in being thus publicly humiliated, in the Abbey of Preaux, Normandy on 5 June 1118, leaving his properties to his two elder sons whom he had carefully educated.

Elizabeth then married (secondly) William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey. By him, it is alleg