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Gerald of Windsor

Male 1070 - Aft 1116  (> 47 years)


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  • Name Gerald of Windsor 
    Born 1070  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1093  [2
    Died Aft 1116  [2
    Alternate death Bef 1136  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I4705  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Walter fitz Other,   b. Between 1045 and 1050,   d. Aft 1100  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Beatrice 
    Family ID F6088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nest ferch Rhys,   b. Abt 1085,   d. Bef 1136  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Maurice fitz Gerald,   b. Abt 1100,   d. 1 Sep 1176, Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F6068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Constable of Pembroke Castle. Also called Gerald Fitz Walter; Gerald of Pembroke.

      From Complete Peerage X:10-11:

      Gerald, younger son of Walter and Beatrice, was constable, under Arnulf de Montgomery, of his castle of Pembroke, and successfully defended it when besieged by the Welsh in 1092. In 1095 he led a military expedition against the Welsh on the borders of what is now Pembrokeshire, and in 1100 went to Ireland to demand for Arnulf the daughter of King Murrough in marriage. Arnulf was deprived of his estates and exiled by Henry I in 1102, and the King granted the custody of Pembroke Castle to Gerald.

      He married Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of South Wales (e). The date of his death is not known, presumably before 1136.

      e) In 1106, when Owen ap Cadugan carried her off, two of her sons and a daughter by Gerald de Windsor were taken with her, the sons being returned later to their father. By Stephen, constable of Cardigan (query after Gerald's death), Nest bore a son, Robert FitzStephen, and by Henry I a son Henry (killed 1158), father of Meiler FitzHenry, which Robert and Meiler were later brothers-in-arms of the Geraldines in Ireland. For the descendants of Gerald and Nest see chart pedigree sub Kerry. Their 3rd son was David II, Bishop of St. Davids; and their daughter Angharad (or Ankaret) was, by William de Barri of Manorbier, mother of sons, among whom was Gerald de Barri, otherwise Giraldus Cambrensis, who Expugnatio Hibernica is one of the principal sources of information about the Norman conquest of Ireland by his uncles and cousins and their companions in adventure.

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.

    2. [S903] The Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales, 2007 and ongoing.

    3. [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.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

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