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Aubrey de Vere

Male Bef 1090 - 1141  (> 51 years)

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  • Name Aubrey de Vere  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 1090  of Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Great Addington, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 15 May 1141  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Person ID I2737  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Aubrey de Vere,   b. of Vair, Ancenis, Loire-Atlantique, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1112 
    Mother Beatrice,   bur. Earls Colne Priory, Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Clare,   d. 1163, St. Osyth Priory, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1106  [8
    +1. Juliana de Vere,   d. 1199
    +2. Rohese de Vere,   b. Abt 1110,   d. 1166  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +3. Aubrey de Vere,   b. Abt 1115,   d. 26 Dec 1194  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +4. Alice de Vere,   b. Bef 1141,   d. Aft 1185  (Age > 46 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    Family ID F5257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Slain in a riot in London." [Complete Peerage]

      Also known as Alberic; Albericus de Ver.

      From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      "Vere, Aubrey (II) de (d. 1141), administrator, was the son and successor of Aubrey (I) de Vere and Beatrice, his wife. While the family was from Ver, south of Coutances in Normandy, there is no evidence that Aubrey senior or his descendants held lands either there or in Brittany, with which they retained ties. The elder Aubrey was most probably the younger son of a Norman lord who prospered in England after the conquest, becoming a royal chamberlain. Probably born in the early 1080s, Aubrey junior married Alice (d. 1163?), daughter of Gilbert de Clare, before 1107. He was to become one of the most prominent royal administrators of the later years of the reign of Henry I and the early years of Stephen. It is likely that Aubrey (II) began his administrative career as royal chamberlain, possibly inheriting that office from his father when the latter died c.1112. By 1121 he was sheriff of Essex, and, later in that decade, of London and Middlesex. The extent of the king's confidence in de Vere is evident in his appointment as joint sheriff, with Richard Basset, to the custody of eleven counties in 1129-30. This unprecedented situation was probably part of an effort to collect arrears and to adjust the shrieval farms. While the king had levied one fine of 550 marks and four war-horses against him for having allowed a prisoner to escape, and another of at least 100 marks for permission to resign the shrievalty of Essex and Hertfordshire, these fines had gone largely uncollected -- another sign of royal favour. In 1133 Henry I bestowed the hereditary office of master chamberlain of England on de Vere; the office was to remain in the de Vere family until 1703. Although his royal service was primarily confined to England, he was at least twice with Henry I in Normandy.

      "When Aubrey de Vere's son William de Vere asserted that his father was 'justiciar of all England', and privy to important royal secrets, he seems to have meant that his father had travelled extensively as a justice, rather than that he had been chief justiciar of the realm. William of Malmesbury describes him as causidicus -- a pleader or advocate -- and skilled in the law. De Vere may have served as an itinerant justice under Henry I; he certainly did so in Stephen's reign. He had accepted Stephen's rule by Easter 1136, and when the king was summoned before an ecclesiastical council after his arrest of Roger of Salisbury and other bishops in 1139, he sent de Vere as his advocate. Aubrey de Vere was killed in a London riot on 15 May 1141, perhaps while supporting his son-in-law Geoffrey de Mandeville, first earl of Essex (d. 1144). [...]

      "His family was to prove one of the longest lasting in the history of the English aristocracy. His eldest son was made earl of Oxford in the year of Aubrey (II)'s death, and although its descent was several times transmitted through collaterals, and twice interrupted by forfeitures, the title nevertheless passed to no fewer than nineteen successive descendants, until the twentieth earl, also Aubrey de Vere, died without a male heir in 1703."

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    3. [S1201] Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166, by K. S. B. Keats-Rohan. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1999.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., place only.

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

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    7. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

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

    9. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928., year only.

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