Edward DE SALISBURY, Sheriff of Wiltshire
(Bef 1060-)
Sir Walter FitzEdward DE SALISBURY, Sheriff of Wiltshire


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Sybil DE CHAOURCES, Heiress of Hesdin

Sir Walter FitzEdward DE SALISBURY, Sheriff of Wiltshire

  • Born: Chitterne, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
  • Married: Between 1115 and 1120, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Died: 1147, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Buried: Bradenstock Priory, Wiltshire, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25/27/30 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

The Book of Lacock names “Walterum de Saresburia” as son of “Edwardum…vicecomitem Wiltes”.

Sheriff of Wiltshire during the reign of King Henry I. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Walterus de Sireburne" used to hold one knight’s fee from the abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset "tempore Regis Henrici" (presumably indicating King Henry I) and that "comes Patricius" now held the same. 1


WALTER OF SALISBURY, styled also Walter FitzEdward and Walter the Sheriff, son and heir, was sheriff of Wilts under Henry I; but lost the office for a time in that reign. In 1130 he was acquitted of £4 Danegeld in Dorset and £7 in Wilts. He was present at the Council of Northampton, September 1131. He was with Stephen at Westminster at Easter 1136, and at Salisbury at Christmas 1139. He founded the Priory of Bradenstoke, Wilts; and was a benefactor to Salisbury Cathedral.

He married Sibyl, daughter of Patrick DE CHAOURCES [Chaworth], by Maud, daughter of Ernulf DE HESDIN; which Sibyl had as her marriage-portion 15 fees of the old feoffment and one newly made. She died before her husband and was buried near the quire in Bradenstoke. He took the habit of a canon there, died in 1147, and was buried in the same grave as his wife. 2

  Marriage Information:

Walter married Sybil DE CHAOURCES, Heiress of Hesdin, daughter of Patrick DE CHAOURCES and Matilda (Maud) DE HESDIN, between 1115 and 1120 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. (Sybil DE CHAOURCES was born in Hesdin, Artois/Pas-de-Calais, France and was buried in Bradenstoke Priory, Wiltshire, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Walter FitzEdward de Salisbury.

2 Complete Peerage..., XI:374-5.

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