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John de Verdun

Male 1256 - Bef 1295  (< 38 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John de Verdun was born on 11 Jun 1256 in of Bressingham, Norfolk, England (son of John de Verdun and Isabel Fitz Simon); died before 23 Apr 1295.

    John married Eleanor Furnival about 1272. Eleanor (daughter of Thomas de Furnival) was born about 1260; died after 1302. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Thomas de Verdun died in 1315.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John de Verdun was born in in of Bressingham, Norfolk, England; died before 23 Nov 1277.

    John married Isabel Fitz Simon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Isabel Fitz Simon (daughter of Simon Fitz Simon and Maud de Ralee).
    Children:
    1. 1. John de Verdun was born on 11 Jun 1256 in of Bressingham, Norfolk, England; died before 23 Apr 1295.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Simon Fitz Simon was born in in of Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England (son of Simon Fitz Simon and Beatrice of Brixworth); died in 1280.

    Notes:

    VCH Northumberland (volume 4, "Manor of Brixworth") calls him brother, rather than father, of the wife of John de Verdun.

    "Simon son of Simon, probably the son of the rebel, held 2½ fees in Brixworth. In 1253 he had a grant of a weekly market to be held at Brixworth on Tuesdays, and a yearly fair there from 4 to 6 June. He is described as lord of Brixworth in 1262–3, his wife's name being given as Maud de Ralee. Simon supported the barons in their struggle against the Crown, and was captured at the battle of Northampton, his manor being committed to Henry de Boruhull on 21 April 1264. He received a safe conduct to go to court in August, 1265, and was finally pardoned in 1267. In 1276 Simon son of Simon had view of frankpledge, free warren, free fishery, and other liberties in Brixworth." [VCH Northamptonshire, citation details below.]

    Simon married Maud de Ralee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Maud de Ralee
    Children:
    1. 3. Isabel Fitz Simon


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Simon Fitz Simon (son of Simon Fitz Simon and (Unknown) de Fresnoy); died before 1235.

    Notes:

    "Simon [...] joined the barons against King John in 1215. In November of that year his lands in Brixworth were committed to Roland Bloet, but were later given to his wife, Beatrice of Brixworth. She also had a grant of an aid to be levied from those of Simon's knights and free tenants who had aided the rebels, to acquit him of the fine made for his redemption." [VCH Northamptonshire, citation details below.]

    Simon married Beatrice of Brixworth. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Beatrice of Brixworth
    Children:
    1. 6. Simon Fitz Simon was born in in of Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England; died in 1280.