(-Aft 1104)


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1. Athelaise DE BALTS

2. Lescelina


  • Born: Normandy, France
  • Died: After 1104

   Also called Geoffrey DE MAGNAVILLA.

  General Notes:

Compiler's 26/28/29 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

…Josfridi de Magna Villa…” witnessed the charter dated to [1070/75] under which William I King of England donated Plumstead to St Augustine’s, Canterbury. “Godefridus de Magnavilla” founded Hurley Priory, Berkshire, for the souls of “uxoris meæ Lecelinæ…Athalaisæ primæ uxoris meæ, matris filiorum meorum iam defunctæ”, by undated charter witnessed by “Lecelina domina uxor mea, Willielmus de Magnavilla…”. "…Goffridum de Mannavilla…" witnessed the charter under which William I King of England confirmed the rights of Ely abbey. Domesday Book records the land of “Geoffrey de Mandeville” in Brixton, Wallington and Woking Hundreds in Surrey, in Berkshire including in Kintbury Hundred and Lambourn Hundred, properties in Middlesex and Hertfordshire. He held the manors of Great Waltham, Saffron Walden, High Easter and Pleshey, in Essex, as well as other manors in other counties in Domesday Book. A charter dated 1104 records donations to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur by "Nigellus presbyter de Geroville et Rogerus frater eius et Briennius filius ipsius", witnessed by "Rogero de Magnevilla et Gaufrido fratre suo…". 1

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey married Athelaise DE BALTS. (Athelaise DE BALTS was born about 1038 in Rycott, Oxford, England and died before 1085.

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey also married Lescelina.


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Earls of Essex 1140-1189 (Mandeville).

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