Robert "Fursan" DE ROS, 1st Baron Ros of Helmsley
(Abt 1173-1226)
Sir Robert DE ROS of Wark
Isabel DE ROOS
(-Aft 1280)


Family Links

1. Roger III DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth


Isabel DE ROOS

  • Married: Abt 1240
  • Died: After 9 Dec 1280

  Also called Isabel DE ROS.

  General Notes:

compiler's 24 x great grandmother

  Research Notes:

Isabel de Roos, married before Hilary Term 1241 ROGER DE MERLAY, Knt., of Morpeth, Benton, Killingworth, North Weetslade, South Weetslade, and Walker, Northumberland, Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, etc., 2nd but eldest surviving son and heir of Roger de Merley, of Morpeth, Northumberland, by his 1st wife, Ada, daughter of Duncan, Earl of Fife. He was of age in 1239. They had four daughters, Mary (wife of Thomas de Greystoke), Margery (wife of Walter de Bolebec), Alice (wife of Robert de Thweng), and Isabel. He founded a chantry in Stannington, Northumberland for the maintenance of one chaplain to say divine services at the altar of St. Mary for the souls of himself, his ancestors and successors. In 1257 he was granted a weekly market and a yearly fair to be held at the manor of Witton Underwood, Northumberland. About 1257 he confirmed the gift which his cousin, Hugh Gobion, Knt., made of all his lands in Yeddingham, Yorkshire to the nuns of Yeddingham. SIR ROGER DE MERLAY died shortly before 4 December 1265. His widow, Isabel, married (2nd) before 1271 Adam de Everingham, of Laxton, Nottinghamshire. 1


  • 7 May 1275, Westminster

Mandate to Guichard de Charrun to make, by juries of the counties of York and Leicester, an extent of certain fees held of Roger de Merlay, lately deceased (tenant in chief, which, however, he did not hold of the king), to wit, as well as those fees which were assigned in dower to Isabella, late the wife of the said Roger, as of others in dispute, and to make a partition thereof between William son of Thomas de Creystok and Mary his wife, the elder daughter and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Roger, and Robert de Somervill and Isabella his wife, the other daughter and heir of the said Roger, the said parties being unable to agree.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 88


  • 9 Dec 1280, The Tower

To Thomas de Normanvill, the king's steward. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Isabella, late the wife of Adam de Everingham, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence.
The like to Richard de Holebrok, the king's steward.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 9 Edw. I, p. 73


Inquistion Post Mortem

835. Adam de Everingham

Writ to Thomas de Normanville, the king's steward, having accepted the oath of Isabel, late the wife of the said Adam, not to marry without the king's licence, and made extent of the lands &c., to cause her reasonable dower to be assigned to her, 9 Dec. 9 Edw. I. [1280] (defaced). 2

  Marriage Information:

Isabel married Roger III DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth, son of Roger II DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth, and Ada, about 1240. (Roger III DE MERLAY was born Est 1210 in Morpeth, Northumberland, England and died shortly before 4 Dec 1265.)


1 GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives, New Merlay-Somerville-Griffith descent from William the Lion, King of Scotland, Douglas Richardson, 16 Nov 2005; likewise, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, p. 55.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents, preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol. II, Edward I, Addenda, p. 508.

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