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Geoffrey I Ridel

Male - 1120


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  • Name Geoffrey I Ridel  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Nov 1120  At sea, off Barfleur, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I10394  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2020 

    Family Geva of Chester,   b. of Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1120 
    Children 
    +1. Maud Ridel
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Justice of England. Drowned on the White Ship.

      "Ridel, Geoffrey (d. 1120), justice, is of uncertain but possibly distinguished origins. There is a single reference in the Domesday survey of Norfolk to a man named Geoffrey Ridel, who is said to have come from Apulia with the brother of Roger (I) Bigod. A family named Ridel was prominent in southern Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and a Geoffrey Ridel who is mentioned between 1061 and 1084 as a lieutenant of Robert Guiscard became duke of Gaeta. That Geoffrey Ridel the justice was well connected is suggested by the fact that his brother Matthew was appointed to the important abbacy of Peterborough in 1102, while Geoffrey himself leased the manor of Pytchley from the abbey, originally, so the abbey claimed, for one year only, though he refused to give up the estate and was still in possession at the time of his death." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    3. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    4. [S3215] Medieval Welsh Ancestors of Certain Americans by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2004., year only.