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Robert Fitz Hugh


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  • Name Robert Fitz Hugh  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3750  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Hugh "Lupus" d'Avranches,   b. Abt 1047,   d. 27 Jul 1101, Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother (Unknown mistress of Hugh d'Avranches) 
    Family ID F3657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. Mabel Fitz Hugh
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F5418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Within the limits of the parish of Malpas, and comprehended in the original barony, is the township of Egerton. When the Saxon counties had been formed, this part of Chesire, as we learned from the Domesday Book, belonged to Edwin, Earl of Mercia, a grandson of Earl Leofric and Lady Godiva. After the battle of Hastings, the Saxon rights were transferred by the victorious Norman to his sister's son, Hugh d'Avranches, surnamed Lupus, the pious profligate whom he had created Palatine Earl of Chester. Malpas was selected by him as the site of one of the numerous fortresses with which, at regular intervals, he strenghthened his Welsh border, and was given by him, with other estates from the forfeited lands of Earl Edwin, to his natural son Robert Fitz-Hugh, whom he created Baron of Malpas, and who was one of the eight barons of his Parliament." [County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1117] County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire by James Croston. London: John Heywood, 1887.

    2. [S77] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882.

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