Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Sir Henry de LONGCHAMP [Parents]-L2601 # was born in 1192 in Wilton, Herefordshire. He died in 1257 in Wilton, Herefordshire. Henry married Joan in 1231 in Wilton, Hefefordshire.

Joan was born about 1213. Joan married Sir Henry de LONGCHAMP-L2601 # in 1231 in Wilton, Hefefordshire.

In a message on the subject of John de Lacy's children, which Douglas Richardson (Author of Magna Carta Ancestry) posted to the Society of Genealogists (Medieval Group) on the 3 Oct 2005, he makes the following comment.

I find that there is one online database which claims the existence of another daughter of John de Lacy named Joan, which Joan was allegedly a child by his first marriage to Alice de l'Aigle.  This Joan married (1st) Thomas de Birkin and (2nd) Henry de Longchamp.  The following source is given for Joan's existence:  
Paul Martin Remfry, Wilton Castle, 1066 to 1644 (Worcester: SCS Publishing, 1998.), pp. 17, 20.  

I have not seen Remfry's work, but I doubt it is correct.  If John de Lacy and his first wife, Alice de l'Aigle, had such a daughter, the estates of the Aigle family should have gone to that daughter instead of escheating to the crown.

They had the following children.

  F i Maud de LONGCHAMP-L2502 # was born in 1236. She died in Nov 1302.

Gawain le BOTELER [Parents]-B2406 was born on 02 Feb 1270 in Wem, Shropshire. He died on 21 Mar 1290 in Wem, Shropshire. Gawain married Alice in 1288 in Wem, Shropshire.

Alice was born in 1271 in Wem, Shropshire. She died after 21 Sep 1334. Alice married Gawain le BOTELER-B2406 in 1288 in Wem, Shropshire.


Ralph le BOTELER-B2407 was born after 1207. He died before 1278. Ralph married Maud PANTOLF-P2401.

Of Oversley in Warwickshire. Son of Ralph le Boteler by Maud Lovel.

Maud PANTOLF-P2401 died about 06 May 1289. Maud married Ralph le BOTELER-B2407.

Other marriages:
HOPTON, Sir Walter de

Maud was the daughter and co-heiress of William Pantolf of Wem, Shropshire. by Hawise Fitzwarine


Walter de CANTELOU [Parents]-C2812 # was born in 1133 in Calne, Wiltshire. Walter married Maude.

Maude. Maude married Walter de CANTELOU-C2812 #.

They had the following children.

  M i
William I de CANTELOU Sheriff of Warwickshire-C2704 was born in 1158 in Calne, Wiltshire. He died on 07 Apr 1239 in Reading, Berkshire.
  F ii Maud de CANTELOU-C2701 # was born in 1162.

Henry V King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor was born on 08 Nov 1086. He died on 23 May 1125 in Utrecht, Holland. He was buried in Speyer, Germany. Henry married Matilda BEAUCLERC 'The Empress' of England-B3001 # on 07 Jan 1114 in Worms, Germany.

Matilda BEAUCLERC 'The Empress' of England [scrapbook]-B3001 # was born on 07/07 Feb 1101/1102 in the Royal Palace, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire. She died on 10 Sep 1167 in the Abbey of the Notre Dame des Prés near Rouen, Caux, France. She was buried in the Abbey church of Bec-Hellouin, Normandy, France. Matilda married Henry V King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor on 07 Jan 1114 in Worms, Germany.

Other marriages:
ANJOU, Geoffrey V d' Comte d'Anjou et Maine

Matilda of England was born about the 7th February 1101/2  and was the only surviving legitimate daughter of King Henry I of England and grandaughter of William I the Conqueror. She was married to Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, and then to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou by whom she became the mother of Henry II Curtmantle.

Matilda was the first female ruler, although uncrowned, of the Kingdom of England. Her failure to secure that rule meant that her temporary and disputed period of reign in 1141 was extremely brief (April to November). She is often excluded from lists of English monarchs, listing Stephen of Blois as monarch from 1135-1154.

As many of her contemporaries or near contemporaries were also called Matilda in Latin texts, she is sometimes called Maude to distinguish her. This is merely a modernised spelling of the Norman-French form of her name, Mahaut.

Holy Roman Empress
Matilda was born probably on 7 February 1101/2 to King Henry I of England and his wife Matilda of Scotland. Her maternal grandparents were Malcolm III of Scotland and Saint Margaret of Scotland. Margaret was a daughter of Edward the Exile and granddaughter of Edmund II of England.Her birth is generally said to have taken place at Winchester, though recent research by the late John Fletcher (1990) suggests it may have occurred at the royal palace at Sutton Courtenay (then in Berkshire).

When she was seven years old, Matilda was betrothed to Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, and was sent to the Holy Roman Empire in 1111 to begin her training as his consort. Matilda and Henry were married at Worms in Germany on 7th January 1114 in a splendid ceremony. In March 1116 Matilda and Henry visited Rome and Tuscany and she acted as Regent in his absence. When Henry V died in 1125, he left Matilda a childless widow of twenty-three. The Imperial couple allegedly had no surviving offspring. Hermann of Tournai states that Maud (Matilda) bore a child that lived only a short while. Matilda's brother, William Adelin, had perished several years before in the wreck of the White Ship, leaving Matilda the only legitimate heir to the English throne. Despite being known most popularly by the title of "Empress" due to her first marriage, Matilda's right to the title was dubious. She was never crowned Holy Roman Empress by a legitimate Pope (generally recognised as required to claim the title), only as German Queen by her husband's Bishops and formally her correct title was "Queen of the Romans". However, "Empress" was arguably an appropriate courtesy title for the wife of an Emperor who had been crowned by the Pope, and indeed, in later years she encouraged chroniclers to believe that the Pope had crowned her.

Second marriage to Geoffrey of Anjou
Matilda returned to England, where her father named her his heir with the agreement of the Anglo-Norman barons, who swore (in 1127) to accept her as ruler if Henry I had no son, and arranged another marriage for her. On 17th June 1128, she was married again, at Le Mans in Anjou, to Geoffrey of Anjou, who was eleven years her junior. He was nicknamed "Plantagenet" from the broom flower (planta genista) which he took as his emblem, hence the name of the line of English kings descended from him. He was at this time Count of Maine and heir to his father Fulk V, Count of Anjou. The marriage was not a happy one, and Matilda separated from him and returned to her father. She returned to Geoffrey in 1131 and they were reconciled. They produced three sons, the eldest of whom, Henry (later King Henry II of England) was born on 5th March 1133. The birth of her second son, Geoffrey, Count of Nantes, in 1134, was difficult and Matilda nearly died in childbirth. Her third son, born in 1136, was William, Count of Poitou. King Henry I and Geoffrey quarreled, and so when her father died on 1st December 1135 in Normandy, Matilda was with Geoffrey in Anjou.

Struggle for throne of England
On the death of her father, Henry I, Matilda expected to succeed to the throne of England, but her cousin, Stephen of Blois, a nephew of Henry I, usurped the throne with the support of most of the barons (who considered a woman unfit to rule), breaking the oath he had previously made to defend her rights. The civil war which followed was bitter and prolonged, with neither side gaining the ascendancy for long. It was not until 1139 that Matilda could command the military strength necessary to challenge Stephen within his own realm. Stephen's wife, the Countess of Boulogne who was also named Matilda, was the Empress's maternal cousin. During the war, Matilda's most loyal and capable supporter was her illegitimate half-brother, Robert of Gloucester (1st Earl of Gloucester). Matilda's greatest triumph came in April 1141, when her forces defeated and captured King Stephen at the Battle of Lincoln (1141). He was made a prisoner and effectively deposed. Her advantage lasted only a few months. When she marched on London, the city was ready to welcome her and support a coronation. However, she refused the citizens' request to have their taxes halved. On 24 June 1141, she found the gates of London shut and the civil war reignited. By November, Stephen was free, having been exchanged for the captured Robert of Gloucester, and a year later, the tables were turned when Matilda was besieged at Oxford but escaped to Wallingford, supposedly by fleeing across the snow-covered land in a white cape. In 1141 she had escaped Devizes in a similarly clever manner, by disguising herself as a corpse and being carried out for burial. In 1148, Matilda and her son Henry returned to Normandy, following the death of Robert of Gloucester, and the reconquest of that county by her husband. Upon their arrival, Geoffrey turned Normandy over to his son, and retired to his own county of Anjou.

Later life
Not all hope was lost. Matilda's son, (Henry), was showing signs of becoming a successful leader. Although the civil war had been decided in Stephen's favour, his reign was troubled. In 1153, the death of his son Eustace, combined with the arrival of a military expedition led by Henry, led him to acknowledge the latter as his heir by the Treaty of Wallingford. Matilda retired to Rouen in Normandy during her last years, where she maintained her own court and presided over the government of the duchy in the absence of Henry. She intervened in the quarrels between her eldest son Henry and her second son Geoffrey, but peace between the brothers was brief. Geoffrey rebelled against Henry twice before his sudden death in 1158. Relations between Henry and his youngest brother, William, were more cordial, and William was given vast estates in England. Archbishop Thomas Becket refused to allow William to marry the Countess of Surrey and the young man fled to Matilda's court at Rouen. William, who was his mother's favourite child, died there in January 1164, reportedly of disappointment and sorrow. She attempted to mediate in the quarrel between her son Henry and Becket, but was unsuccessful. Although she gave up hope of being crowned in 1141, her name always preceded that of her son Henry, even after he became king. Matilda died at in Notre Dame du Pré near Rouen and was buried in the Abbey church of Bec-Hellouin, Normandy. Her body was transferred to the Rouen Cathedral in 1847; her epitaph reads: "Great by Birth, Greater by Marriage, Greatest in her Offspring: Here lies Matilda, the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry."


Gruffydd Maelor II ap MADOG Lord of Bromfield [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4-M2601 # was born in 1200 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He died on 07 Dec 1269 in Bromfield, Shropshire. Gruffydd married Emma de AUDLEY-A2602 # in Jun 1244 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Emma de AUDLEY [Parents] 1, 2-A2602 # was born in 1224 in Heleigh, Staffordshire. She died after 10 Nov 1278. Emma married Gruffydd Maelor II ap MADOG Lord of Bromfield-M2601 # in Jun 1244 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Other marriages:
TUCHET, Henry

Emma had a brother James de Audley.

They had the following children.

  F i Angharad ferch GRUFFYDD-G2506 # was born in 1246. She died after 22 Jun 1308.
  M ii
Gryffydd "Fychan" ap GRUFFYDD 1-G2507 was born in 1248 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He died in 1289 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
  M iii
Madog ap GRUFFYDD 1-G2508 was born in 1251 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He died in 1277 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
  M iv
Llywelyn ap GRUFFYDD 1-G2509 was born in 1254 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
  M v
Owain ap GRUFFYDD 1-G2510 was born in 1257 in Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
  F vi Margery ferch GRUFFYDD-G2511 was born in 1261. She died after 08 Jul 1314.

Robert de LACY-L2803 was born in 1168 in Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire. He died in 1195 in Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire. Robert married Isabella de WARENNE-W2801 in 1193 in Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire.

Isabella de WARENNE [Parents] 1-W2801 was born in 1173 in Lewes, Sussex. She died before 30 Nov 1234. Isabella married Robert de LACY-L2803 in 1193 in Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire.

Other marriages:
AIGLE, Gilbert de l' Lord of Pevensey


Sir John de ARDERNE-A2501 was born in 1266 in Alvanley, Cheshire. He died in 1308 in Alvanley, Cheshire. Sir married Margery ferch GRUFFYDD-G2511 in 1285 in Alvanley, Cheshire.

Margery ferch GRUFFYDD [Parents]-G2511 was born in 1261. She died after 08 Jul 1314. Margery married Sir John de ARDERNE-A2501 in 1285 in Alvanley, Cheshire.


Walter de CANTELOU-C2904 # was born in 1107 in Calne, Wiltshire. He died after 1155.

He had the following children.

  M i Walter de CANTELOU-C2812 # was born in 1133.

Robert II de EWYAS Lord of Ewyas Harold-E2802 #. Robert married Petronilla.

Petronilla. Petronilla married Robert II de EWYAS Lord of Ewyas Harold-E2802 #.

They had the following children.

  F i Sibyl de EWYAS-E2704 #.

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