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Urse d'Abetot

Male Abt 1040 - 1108  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Urse d'Abetot  [1
    Born Abt 1040  St. Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1108  [2
    Alternate death Abt 1118  [3
    Person ID I2668  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JDM, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 

    Father Almaric d'Abetot,   b. of St. Jean d'Abbetot, near Tancarville, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice,   b. Abt 1056, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1108  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    +1. Emmeline d'Abetot
    +2. (Unknown) de Abetot
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Worcestershire from about 1069 to 1108. Domesday tenant of Upton Warren and Salwarpe, Worcestershire.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 28 May 2021):

      Urse d'Abetot [...] was a Norman who followed King William I to England, and became Sheriff of Worcestershire and a royal official under him and Kings William II and Henry I. He was a native of Normandy and moved to England shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and was appointed sheriff in about 1069. Little is known of his family in Normandy, who were not prominent. Although Urse's lord in Normandy was present at the Battle of Hastings, there is no evidence that Urse took part in the invasion of England in 1066.

      Urse built the earliest form of Worcester Castle in Worcester, which encroached on the cathedral cemetery there, earning him a curse from the Archbishop of York. Urse helped to put down a rebellion against King William I in 1075, and quarrelled with the Church in his county over the jurisdiction of the sheriffs. He continued in the service of William's sons after the king's death, and was appointed constable under William II and marshal under Henry I. Urse was known for his acquisitiveness, and during William II's reign was considered second only to Ranulf Flambard, another royal official, in his rapacity. Urse's son succeeded him as sheriff but was subsequently exiled, thus forfeiting the office. Through his daughter, Urse is an ancestor of the Beauchamp family, who eventually became Earls of Warwick.

  • Sources 
    1. [S563] John P. Ravilious, 26 Aug 2010, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

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

    3. [S5861] The Ancestry of Thomas Bradbury (1611-1695) and His Wife Mary (Perkins) Bradbury (1615-1700) of Salisbury, Massachusetts by John Brooks Threlfall. 2nd edition. Madison, Wisconsin, 1995.