Mazilia DE BRACI
Orthographic variations: Mascelin, Masceline, Mecelin...
Compiler's 24 x great-grandmother
Mentmore was held by Earl Hugh of Chester in 1086, and by Robert from him. This enormous manor, assessed at 18 hides, was held by Eadgifu the Fair before the Conquest. The tenancy-in-chief was in the hands of Osbert Martel before 1167, and passed to Adulf de Braci before 1170. Adulf's daughter Mascelin married William de Cauntelow, who held the manor in the 13th century, and at this time it was said to be a member of the manor of Eaton Bray... 1
Aldulf de Braci ... appears in a fine of 1209 as the father of Masceline de Cantilupe. 2
Mazilia married William DE CAUNTELO of Aston Cantlow, son of Walter DE CAUNTELO. (William II DE CAUNTELO was born in Aston Cantlow, Alcester, Warwickshire, England and died on 7 Apr 1239 in Ellesborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.)
1 The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland, St Mary the Virgin, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire. Also cited in BHO | BRITISH HISTORY ONLINE, Parishes: Mentmore, citing A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1925), pp. 397-401.
2 The Publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, Volume V, p. 213, citing Harl. MS., 1885, f. 34.