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William Mauduit

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  • Name William Mauduit  [1, 2
    Born of Hartley Mauduit, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1157 and 1158  [4
    Alternate death Abt 1158  [3, 5
    Alternate death Abt 1160  [6
    Person ID I10358  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2020 

    Father William Mauduit,   b. of Fyfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1103 
    Mother Hawise,   d. Aft 1103 
    Family ID F1824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud de Hanslope 
    Children 
    +1. William Mauduit,   b. Abt 1118, of Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1171  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F4464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Like his brother Robert, he was a chamberlain to Henry I.

      From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      On [William Mauduit's] father's death, c.1100, Robert Mauduit, who seems to have been the elder son, succeeded to the family chamberlainship. He was drowned in the wreck of the White Ship in November 1120, and his chamberlainship and his daughter Constance were purchased by William de Pont de l'Arche, a senior financial officer. However William Mauduit acquired his father's Norman estates and some of his English lands; this inheritance included the reversion of Hawise's dower. A new chamberlainship was created for him, c.1131, and he was among the officials listed in the Constitutio domus regis, composed c.1136.

      In the early 1130s Matilda, the daughter of a former royal official, Michael of Hanslope, was granted to William Mauduit in marriage, together with her father's barony of Hanslope (Buckinghamshire). Mauduit supported the Angevin cause in 1141 and 1153, which resulted in his acquiring Michael's soke of Barrowden (Rutland), and other lands. He also followed Michael in obtaining freedom from tolls on his goods in transit, in winning pasturage rights in the royal forests, and in becoming castellan of Rockingham Castle, from which he harried the lands of Peterborough Abbey during the Angevin campaign of 1153. From Henry II he obtained some legal privileges and a confirmation of his father's chamberlainship, cutting out Robert de Pont de l'Arche, the son of Constance Mauduit and her husband. He also obtained a confirmation of his own, newer, chamberlainship. The Mauduit family's hereditary tenure of the chamberlainship perhaps inspired the appearance of the character Malduit the Chamberlain in The Song of Roland, and Malduit the Wise in Erec et Enide. William Mauduit had six children: William, who succeeded to his lands and principal chamberlainship; John, a minor royal official; Robert, who acquired the lesser chamberlainship and, by royal grant, Warminster; and three daughters: Matilda, Sibil, and Alice, who all married members of the local gentry.

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] The Victoria County History of Buckingham. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    2. [S878] Honors and Knights' Fees by William Farrer. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1925.

    3. [S1206] J. Horace Round, "Mauduit of Hartley Mauduit." The Ancestor 5:207, April 1903.

    4. [S4443] F. N. Craig, "Chamberlains in the Ancestry of the Marbury Sisters." The Genealogist 13:189, Fall 1999.

    5. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    6. [S1207] Kay Allen, 31 Jan 1999, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.