Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


John Frederic DOE 1-D0608 was born 2 on 8 Aug 1807. He was christened 2 on 20 Sep 1812 in Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, London. He died 3 about Jun 1842 in Islington, London. John married 2 Rebecca HADINGHAM-H0627 on 21 Dec 1830 in Saint Sepulchre, London.

Following the death of his wife and first child, John Fredric married Theophila Wright in 1837. He had two children by this marriage (Francis Theophila and John Hall) who both lived into their 70's.

Rebecca HADINGHAM [Parents]-H0627 was born 1 on 15 Mar 1805 in London. She was christened 1 on 5 May 1805 in Saint Sepulchre, London. She died about Jan 1836 in London. She was buried 2 in Jan 1836 in Saint Sepulchre, London. Rebecca married 1 John Frederic DOE-D0608 on 21 Dec 1830 in Saint Sepulchre, London.

They had the following children.

  F i
Rebecca Eliza DOE 1-D0510 was christened 2 on 4 May 1834 in Saint Sepulchre, London. She was buried 3 in Dec 1835 in Saint Sepulchre, London.

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 3 on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire. He was counted in a census 4 on 8 Apr 1861 in 33, Starkie Street, Blackburn, Lancashire.

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.

They had the following children.

  M i
John HOWSON-H0335 was born 1 about Aug 1864 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  M ii
William HOWSON-H0336 was born 1 about Aug 1866 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  M iii
James HOWSON-H0337 was born 1 about May 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  F iv
Elizabeth HOWSON-H0338 was born 1 about Aug 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  M v
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 3 on 30 Mar 1851 in 5, Back Lane Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire.

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

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.

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 7 Jun 1841 in Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire.

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

They had the following children.

  F i
Margaret Alice HOWSON-H0350 was born 1 about Aug 1855 in Preston, Lancashire.
  F ii
Elizabeth HOWSON-H0351 was born 1 about Feb 1859 in Preston, Lancashire.
  F iii
Esther HOWSON-H0352 was born 1 about Aug 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  F iv
Mary Ann HOWSON-H0353 was born 1 about May 1870 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

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.
  F iv
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.
  M v
Malcolm IV 'the Maiden' of Scotland de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2905 was born on 20 Mar 1142. He died on 9 Dec 1165.
  M vi
William I 'The Lion' de HUNTINGDON King of Scotland-H2906 was born in 1143 in Scotland. He died on 4 Dec 1214 in Stirling, Scotland.
  M vii
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 5 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 alleged, she already had several children (all born during her marriage to Meulan). She also had at least one daughter born while she was living out of wedlock with Warenne (1115-1118). It is unclear whether this daughter was Ada de Warenne, wife of Henry of Scotland or Gundrede de Warenne, wife of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (her half-brothers' first cousin).

The later life of Elizabeth de Vermandois is not known. Her sons by her first marriage appear to have a good relationship with their half-brother William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey although on opposing sides for much of the wars between Stephen and Matilda. Her eldest son Waleran, Count of Meulan was active in supporting the disinherited heir William Clito, son of Robert Curthose until captured by King Henry. He was not released until Clito's death without issue in 1128. Her second son Robert inherited his father's English estates and the earldom of Leicester and married the heiress of the Fitzosbern counts of Breteuil. Her daughter Isabel however became a king's concubine or mistress at a young age; it is unclear whether her mother's own life or her eldest brother's political and personal travails in this period played any part in this decision. Before her mother died, Isabel had become wife of Gilbert de Clare, later (1147) Earl of Pembroke, so had adopted a more conventional life like her mother.

Marriage Notes:

During this marriage (1096-1115), Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and Elizabeth de Vermandois had 3 sons (including twin elder sons) and 6 daughters:

* Emma de Beaumont (born 1102) whose fate is unknown. She was betrothed as an infant to Aumari, nephew of William, Count of Evreux, but the marriage never took place. She probably died young, or entered a convent.
* Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (born 1104) married and left issue.
* Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (born 1104) married and left issue (his granddaughter Hawisa or Isabella of Gloucester was the unfortunate first wife of King John.
* Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (born c. 1106) lost his earldom, left issue
* Adeline de Beaumont (b ca 1107), married two times:
         o Hugh IV, 4th Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle to whom she was married firstly by her brother Waleran;
         o Richard de Granville of Bideford (d. 1147)
* Aubree (or Alberee) de Beaumont (b ca 1109), married by her brother Waleran to Hugh II of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais (possibly son of Hugh I of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais and his wife Mabille de Montgomerie, 2nd daughter of Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury)
* Maud de Beaumont (b ca 1111), married by her brother Waleran to William Lovel, or Louvel or Lupel, son of Ascelin Goel, Lord of Ivri.
* Isabel de Beaumont (b Aft. 1102), a mistress of King Henry I of England. Married two times:
         o Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke by whom she was mother of Richard Strongbow, who invaded Ireland 1170;
         o Hervé de Montmorency, Constable of Ireland (this marriage is not conclusively proven)


Hugh I de CAPET Count of Vermandois [Parents]-C3201 # was born in 1053. He died on 18 Oct 1101 in Tarsus, Turkey from from wounds he received in a battle with the Turks. Hugh married Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy-V3201 # about 1080.

Hugh I (1053 – 18 October 1101), called Magnus or the Great, was a younger son of Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev and younger brother of Philip I. He succeeded as Comte de Vermandois et de Valois, by right of his wife. An ineffectual leader and soldier, great only in his boasting. Indeed, Steven Runciman is certain that his nickname Magnus (greater or elder), applied to him by William of Tyre, is a copyist's error, and should be Minus (younger), referring to Hugh as younger brother of the King of France.

In early 1096 Hugh and Philip began discussing the First Crusade after news of the Council of Clermont reached them in Paris. Although Philip could not participate, as he had been excommunicated, Hugh was said to have been influenced to join the Crusade after an eclipse of the moon on 11th February 1096.

That summer Hugh's army left France for Italy, where they would cross the Adriatic Sea into territory of the Byzantine Empire, unlike the other Crusader armies who were travelling by land. On the way, many of the soldiers led by fellow Crusader Emicho joined Hugh's army after Emicho was defeated by the Hungarians, whose land he had been pillaging. Hugh crossed the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy, but many of his ships were destroyed in a storm off the Byzantine port of Dyrrhachium.

Hugh and most of his army was rescued and escorted to Constantinople, where they arrived in November of 1096. Prior to his arrival, Hugh sent an arrogant, insulting letter to Eastern Roman Emperor Alexius I Comnenus, according to the Emperor's biography by his daughter (the Alexiad), demanding that Alexius meet with him:

"Know, O King, that I am King of Kings, and superior to all, who are under the sky. You are now permitted to greet me, on my arrival, and to receive me with magnificence, as befits my nobility."

Alexius was already wary of the armies about to arrive, after the unruly mob led by Peter the Hermit had passed through earlier in the year. Alexius kept Hugh in custody in a monastery until Hugh swore an oath of vassalage to him.

After the Crusaders had successfully made their way across Seljuk territory and, in 1098, captured Antioch, Hugh was sent back to Constantinople to appeal for reinforcements from Alexius. Alexius was uninterested, however, and Hugh, instead of returning to Antioch to help plan the siege of Jerusalem, went back to France. There he was scorned for not having fulfilled his vow as a Crusader to complete a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Pope Paschal II threatened to excommunicate him. He joined the minor Crusade of 1101, but was wounded in battle with the Turks in September, and died of his wounds in October in Tarsus.

Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy [Parents]-V3201 # was born in 1065. She died on 28/28 Sep 1120/1124. Adele married Hugh I de CAPET Count of Vermandois-C3201 # about 1080.

Other marriages:
CLERMONT, Renaud de

Adelais Countess de Vermandois, de Valois and de Crépy, daughter and heiress of HERIBERT IV Count de Vermandois and his wife Adelais de Valois (1065 - 28 Sep 1120/24).  The Genealogiæ  Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adelaide comitissa Veromandensium" as wife of "Hugonem Magnum"[1028].  Her husband left her as regent in Vermandois when he left on crusade.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth de VERMANDOIS-V3101 # was born in 1085. She died on 13/13 Feb 1131/1132.
  M ii
Count Raoul I de VERMANDOIS-V3102 was born in 1094. He died on 13 Oct 1152. He was buried in St Arnould in Crépy, France.
  M iii
Henry de VERMANDOIS-V3103 died in 1130.

Henry, senior, of Chaumont-en-Vexin.
  M iv
Simon de VERMANDOIS Bishop of Noyon-V3104 died on 10 Feb 1148 in Seleukia, Turkey. He was buried in the Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Ourscamp.

He was elected Bishop of Noyon in Jul 1123.  He was excommunicated in 1142 by Pope Innocent II for having authorised the divorce of his brother Comte Raoul I from his first wife.  He accompanied Louis VII King of France on the Second Crusade in 1147, and died on the return journey.
  F v
Matilde de VERMANDOIS-V3105.

Married Raoul I of Beaugency
  F vi
Constance de VERMANDOIS-V3106 died after 1118.

Married Godefroy de la Ferte-Gaucher
  F vii
Agnes de VERMANDOIS-V3107 died after 1130.

Married Margrave Boniface del Vasto, Mother of Adelaide del Vasto.
  F viii
Beatrix de VERMANDOIS-V3108 died after 1144.

Married Hugh III of Gournay-en-Bray.
  F ix
Emma de VERMANDOIS-V3109.

Henry VI de VERMANDOIS-V3301 # was born in 1032. He died in 1080. Henry married Adele de VALOIS-V3302 # in 1060.

He succeeded his father in 1045 as Comte de Vermandois.  He succeeded as Comte de Valois in 1077, by right of his wife.

Adele de VALOIS-V3302 #. Adele married Henry VI de VERMANDOIS-V3301 # in 1060.

Daughter of RAOUL III Comte de Valois, de Crépy et de Vitry and his first wife Adela [Aélis] de Bar-sur-Aube.  
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symonem et filiam…Adala" children of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" and his wife Adela.

They had the following children.

  F i Adele de VERMANDOIS de Valois et de Crépy-V3201 # was born in 1065. She died on 28/28 Sep 1120/1124.
  M ii
Eudes “l’Insensé” de VERMANDOIS-V3202 died after 1085.

The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Odonem et Adelam sororem" as the two children of "comes Herbertus", specifying that Eudes was "fatuus et indiscretus" but that his brother-in-law gave him "filiam cuiusdam militis Viromandensis" as a wife.  He was disinherited by his father.

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