|Bertram DE VERDUN of Farnham Royal
(Bef 1067-Bef 1129)
Bertram DE VERDUN of Farnham Royal
- Born: Before 1067
- Died: Before 1129, Farnham Royal, Eton, Buckinghamshire, England
Compiler's 30 x great-grandfather
Of French extraction, possessed Ferneham, in Buckinghamshire, since called Farneham-Royal, holding the same by grand serjeantry: viz. by the service of providing a glove upon the day of the king's coronation for his right hand; and of supporting the monarch's right arm during the same ceremony, so long as he bore the royal sceptre. 1
Domesday Book records “Bertram de Verdun” holding Farnham Royal in Stoke Hundred in Buckinghamshire. “Bertramo de Verdun” witnessed a charter dated to [1086/87] under which William I King of England notified restoration of land to the archbishop of York. “Henricus de Clintona" confirmed donations to Kenilworth priory, Warwickshire, founded by "G. de Clinton avus meus", including the donation by "Lecelinæ et concessione Bertrami de Verduno filio eius" of "ecclesiam de Etha", by undated charter. A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of land “in Bosward” by “Bertramus de Verduno”. 2
1 A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance..., John Burke, p. 534.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Verdun.