Rohese de Giffard

Female 1034 - 1118  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Rohese de Giffard 
    Born ca 1034  Longueville, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1118  St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Neots Priory, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Wikipedia
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohese_Giffard

      Sometimes called Rose or Rohais, she was a Norman noblewoman in the late 11th and early 12th century.

      Giffard was the daughter of Walter Giffard. Her maternal grandfather was Gerard Fleitel. Walter Giffard was the lord of Longueville-sur-Scie in upper Normandy.

      Giffard was the wife of Richard fitzGilbert, the son of Gilbert, Count of Brionne. Domesday Book records him as the eighth richest landowner in England, with lands centered on two locations ? lands in Kent and Surrey grouped around Tonbridge and lands in Essex and Suffolk grouped around Clare.

      Their children were Roger, Gilbert, Walter, Robert, Richard,Godfrey, Rohese (or Rohais), and Adelisa. Roger received the Norman lands after Richard FitzGilbert's death, Gilbert received his father's English lands, Walter was given a Welsh lordship by King Henry I of England, and Robert was given lands around London by King Henry I. Richard became a monk at Bec Abbey and was later abbot of Ely Abbey. The last son, Godfrey, is known only from his burial at Clare. Rohais married Eudo Dapifer and Adelisa married Walter Tire.

      Giffard occurs in Domesday Book as a landowner in her own right. Richard died between 1085 and 1087, as his son Gilbert witnesses a charter of King William II of England in that year. Rohese survived him and was still alive in 1113, when she gave a gift to St Neot's Priory which had been founded as a dependent priory of Bec on Rohese's own manor of Eynesbury. Rohese's descendants eventually were the heirs to the lands held by her father, receiving half the estates of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire in the reign of King Richard I of England (r. 1189-1199).
    Person ID I36250  Master File
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2016 

    Father Walter de Giffard, 3rd Count of Longueville,   b. ca 1010, Longueville, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1085, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Ermentrude Flaitel,   b. ca 1014, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1103, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Family ID F14960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Fitz Gilbert, 1st Lord of Clare,   b. ca 1035, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1090, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare, 2nd Lord of Clare,   b. 1066, Clare, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1117  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F14959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart