Beatrice DE MANDEVILLE Countess of Essex
- Born: Abt 1105, Manneville, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
- Died: 19 Apr 1177, Rickling, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Compiler's 24 x great-grandmother
A manuscript listing property of Walden abbey states, quoting a charter of Stephen King of England dated 1147, that “sororem suam…Beatricem” (referring to "Galfridus Essexiæ comes") married "Hugoni Talebot" from whom she was divorced and secondly "Willielmo de Saye". She became the heiress of her nephew William de Mandeville Earl of Essex, her son by her second husband, Geoffrey, being allowed to occupy her place in view of her age. The History of the foundation of Walden abbey records that “Beatrix de Mandavilla domina de Say, soror Galfridi primi, fundatoris, et amita Willielmi” succeeded her nephew. The History of the foundation of Walden abbey records the death in 1200 of “Beatrix de Say, soror fundatoris nostri et uxor Willielmi de Say” and her burial in the abbey. 1
Beatrice married Sir Hugh TALBOT of Shrewsbury, son of Sir Richard TALBOT of Battlesden and Aimée DE AUBIGNY. The marriage ended in divorce. (Sir Hugh TALBOT of Shrewsbury was born in 1078 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and died after 1123 in Rickling, Essex, England.
Beatrice also married William DE SAY, son of Jourdain DE SAY seigneur d'Aunay-sur-Odon and Lucie DE RUMILLY. (William DE SAY was born in Say, Normandy, France and died about 1155.)