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Maud le Vavasour

Female - Bef 1226


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  • Name Maud le Vavasour  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1226  [8, 9
    Person ID I9585  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 28 Apr 2018 

    Father Robert le Vavasour,   b. of Addingham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1228 
    Mother (Unknown) de Birkin 
    Family ID F1384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Theobald Walter,   d. Bef 14 Feb 1205 
    Married Bef 1201  [5, 9
    Children 
     1. Maud Walter
    +2. Theobald le Boteler,   b. 1200, of Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1230  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fulk III Fitzwarine,   b. of Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Nov 1235 
    Married Bef 1 Oct 1207  [2, 5, 10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Hawise Fitzwarine,   b. of Narborough, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1233
    +2. Eve Fitzwarine,   d. Aft 1281
    +3. Fulk IV Fitzwarine,   b. Abt 1208, of Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1264, River Ouse, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Antiquities of Shropshire by the Rev. R. W. Eyton [Vol. VII, p. 73]:

      Maud le Vavasour was daughter of Robert, granddaughter of William, and sister of John le Vavasour. I think her mother was a daughter of Adam fitz Peter, Lord of Birkyn; for it appears that "Robert le Vavasour gave his share (it was a fourth) of the Vill of Bolton with Matilda le Count, his daughter, in frank marriage to Theobald Walter, and that the said Matilda afterwards gave it to Roger de Burkyn, her Uncle." (Sallay Register, Dugd. MSS. D. 2.)

      It is not difficult to say why Maud le Vavasour is called Matilda le Count in the above extract. The names Vavasour and Count are treated as equivalent. It is less easy to determine why the Fitz Warin Chronicle calls the same person Maude de Caus. I, however, suggest an explanation.--

      The real Maud de Caus, for there was such a person living at the time of Maud le Vavasour's marriage, was probably her Grandmother. She was daughter and sole heir of that Robert de Chaus who figures in 1165 as a great Derbyshire Feudatory (Liber Niger, I. 225), and who was hereditary Warden of the Forests of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Maud de Caus was wife, first of Adam fitz Peter, Lord of Birkyn, and secondly of Ralph fitz Stephen. By her first husband she had issue John de Birkyn, who, on her death in 1224, succeeded to her great inheritance. I think that Roger de Birkyn above-mentioned, and * * * de Birkyn wife of Robert le Vavasour, were also children of Maude de Caus by her first husband.

      Maud le Vavasour, thus supposed to be her Granddaughter, had two children by her first husband, Theobald Walter. These were Theobald Walter (II.) and Matilda. Matilda was entrusted by King John to the guardianship of Gilbert fitz Reinfrid; but in 1220 King Henry III. apprises William de Lancaster (Gilbert fitz Reinfrid's son), that Theobald fitz Theobald was now to have charge of his Sister (Pat. 4 Hen. III, m. 5). This Writ, coupled with another of July 1221 (Claus. I. 463), shows that in 1220-1 Theobald Walter (II.) attained his majority.

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

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

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    4. [S820] Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VII, by Robert William Eyton. London: John Russell Smith, 1863.

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

    6. [S1232] Butler family entry, 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

    7. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

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    9. [S819] John P. Ravilious, 22 Sep 2004, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    10. [S784] John P. Ravilious, 3 May 2003, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    11. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing)., says "on" 1 Oct 1207.