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Rohese de Vere

Female Abt 1110 - 1166  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Rohese de Vere  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1110  [3
    Gender Female 
    Died 1166  [4
    Person ID I2425  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Aubrey de Vere,   b. of Great Addington, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1141, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice de Clare,   d. 1163, St. Osyth Priory, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1106  [4
    Family ID F5257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Payne de Beauchamp,   d. Bef 1155 
    Children 
    +1. Simon de Beauchamp,   b. Abt 1145, of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1207  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Payn de Beauchamp [...] was both outlived and overshadowed by his wife, Rohese [Rose] de Beauchamp (d. 1166). [...] In common with most of their contemporaries the earlier Beauchamps had already made grants to religious houses, including St Albans and Bermondsey, but the Beauchamps' patronage of the church now moved onto a new plane with the foundation of a priory for Gilbertine nuns at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, c.1150. Although her husband, Payn, was associated with her in early charters, Rohese was always spoken of as the founder. Her support for the priory and her forceful personality were vividly illustrated by her response to the death of her son from her first marriage, Geoffrey de Mandeville. After his death his men tried to take his body to Walden, Essex, for burial at the abbey founded by his father. On hearing this Rohese gathered a band of armed retainers and caught up with the cortege, ordering it to go instead to Chicksands. However, early the next morning her son's servants turned the bier around and took it to Walden Abbey before Rohese could prevent it. Thwarted in her efforts to have her son's body in her own chosen burial place, Rohese retaliated by taking all the furnishings of Geoffrey's private chapel for Chicksands. Rohese was also closely involved in the early stages of the foundation (c.1166) of Newnham Priory by her son Simon [ii] de Beauchamp (c.1145–1206/7). [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

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

    2. [S1331] The Ancestry of Nicholas Davis, 1753-1832, of Limington, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press, 1956.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).