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Sybil de Mandeville

Female 1264 - Bef 1309  (< 44 years)

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  • Name Sybil de Mandeville  [1, 2
    Born 29 Sep 1264  [3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death Bef 1309  [4
    Died Bef 23 Jan 1309  [3
    Person ID I1579  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2016 

    Father (Unknown de Mandeville) 
    Mother Alice Giffard 
    Family ID F771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry de Bodrugan,   b. Between 1262 and 1265,   d. Jan 1309  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married Bef 26 Oct 1288  [4, 5
    +1. Joan Bodrugan,   b. Bef 1290,   d. Aft 1331  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    Family ID F4551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sybil was a lady of the Queen's chamber in the retinue of Eleanor of Castile, but whether she held this position before or after the death of her first husband is not certain. She perhaps became known to the queen as her family held one half of Eltham, while the other half was royal demesne and the site of the royal palace at Eltham. In 1270, Henry III 'kept a public Christmas at his palace of Eltham, being accompanied by the Queen, and all the great men of the realm.' Sybil is frequently found in the household records of the Queen Eleanor beginning in February 1286, though an earlier connection to the Queen may be indicated by her marriage to Peter Le Poer. [...] Sybil married Henry de Bodrugan sometime before the IPM of her brother Walter de Mandville was taken on 6 November 1288. Henry de Bodrugan was in the expedition to Gascony in 1286 with King Edward, which was also accompanied by Queen Eleanor and a large number of the royal household. It is possible that it was while traveling with the king and queen that the match with Sybil was made. Queen Eleanor was well known for matchmatching of cousins and women of the queen's household to well landed English nobles. It is also possible that the Bodrugans' strong religious connections played a roll (marrying the niece of two powerful bishops to a major benefactor of Glasney College and the brother of the archdeacon of Cornwall). The first child of Sybil and Henry was born 6 January 1290 at Bodrugan, co. Cornwall. It may be that Sybil remained in the household of Queen Eleanor for a time after her second marriage as Sybil's children were still with the queen's children in 1289-90. Eleanor died in November 1290 and her will includes a bequest 'to Sybil, wife of Henry de Boderingeham, of the marriage of John le Power, son and heir of Peter le Power, tenant in chief, her former husband.'" [Joe Cochoit, 26 Apr 2011, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1146] Douglas Richardson, 8 Dec 2006, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S1153] Liberties and Communities in Medieval England by Helen M. Cam. Cambridge University Press, 1944.

    3. [S797] Joe Cochoit, 26 Apr 2011, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    5. [S797] Joe Cochoit, 26 Apr 2011, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., "bef 6 Nov 1288".