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Isolde le Rous

Female - Bef 1338


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  • Name Isolde le Rous  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 4 Aug 1338  [3, 4
    Person ID I3233  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Roger le Rous,   b. of Harescombe, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Aug 1294 
    Mother Eleanor de Avenbury,   d. Aft 1312 
    Family ID F302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hugh de Audley,   b. Abt 1267, of Stratton, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1325 and 1326  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Bef Jul 1291  [5
    Children 
    +1. Hugh de Audley,   b. Abt 1289, of Great Marcle, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1347  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +2. Alice de Audley,   b. Abt 1300,   d. 12 Jan 1374, Greystoke, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Complete Peerage and Ancestral Roots give her as a daughter of Sir Edmund Mortimer, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore, by an unidentified first wife, but various discussions on SGM and elsewere led to a consensus that this is chronologically improbable and that her parentage must be regarded as unknown. See also this page on Chris Phillips' site.

      More recently, on 17 Dec 2017, Douglas Richardson posted to SGM evidence that she was a daughter of Roger le Rous and his wife Eleanor de Avenbury. Both pieces of evidence have to do with the known fact that her first husband was Walter de Balun, who died in 1287. In 1296 one Isolde sued Reynold de Balun in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the manor of Eastington, Gloucester, which she claimed as her right and which she was in fact holding at that time. Reynold de Balun was Walter de Balun's brother and heir. The record identifies Isolde, the plaintiff, as "daughter of Roger le Rus." The other document is a record of Walter de Balun and his wife, Isolde, being enfeoffed with the manor of Much Marcle, Herefordshire by Roger le Rous. Between these two it seems clear that the wife of Hugh de Audley, widow of Walter de Balun, was a daughter of Roger le Rous.
    • Complete Peerage and Ancestral Roots give her as a daughter of Sir Edmund Mortimer, 7th Baron Mortimer of Wigmore, by an unidentified first wife, but various discussions on SGM and elsewere led to a consensus that this is chronologically improbable and that her parentage must be regarded as unknown. See also this page on Chris Phillips' site.

      More recently, on 17 Dec 2017, Douglas Richardson posted to SGM evidence that she was a daughter of Roger le Rous and his wife Eleanor de Avenbury. Both pieces of evidence have to do with the known fact that her first husband was Walter de Balun, who died in 1287. In 1296 one Isolde sued Reynold de Balun in the Court of Common Pleas regarding the manor of Eastington, Gloucester, which she claimed as her right and which she was in fact holding at that time. Reynold de Balun was Walter de Balun's nephew and heir. The record identifies Isolde, the plaintiff, as "daughter of Roger le Rus." The other document is a record of Walter de Balun and his wife, Isolde, being enfeoffed with the manor of Much Marcle, Herefordshire by Roger le Rous. Between these two it seems clear that the wife of Hugh de Audley, widow of Walter de Balun, was a daughter of Roger le Rous.

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    2. [S895] John P. Ravilious, 8 Dec 2006, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    4. [S1522] Douglas Richardson, 17 Dec 2017, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.

    5. [S848] Douglas Richardson, 8 Aug 2020, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.