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Alda (Auda)


  • Born: Mansell Gamage, Weobley, Herefordshire, England
  • Married:
  • Died: Shortly before 2 Oct 1253, Burghill, Herefordshire, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 22/24 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

13 Feb 1237, Sutton, Gloucestershire

Godfrey de Gamages has made fine with the king by 100s. for his relief. Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire that, having accepted security for the aforesaid 100s., he is to cause him to have full seisin of the lands which William de Gamages, his father, held of the king in Meon and Little Dymock on the day he died.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 21 Hen. III, 58


15 Nov 1246, Woodstock

The king has granted to Godfrey de Gamages that he is to render £10 per annum, namely 100s. at Easter in the thirtieth year and 100s. at Michaelmas next following, and £10 thus from year to year at the same terms until 80 m. are paid to the king, for the 80 m. which he owes him for the debts which he owed to Mosse son of Hamo, Jew of Hereford, which debts are in the king’s hand, 1 namely so that if Godfrey defaults in the observance of any of his terms towards the payment of the aforesaid money, that which he shall have paid to the king thereof will have no value to him and is to be held for nothing. Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be done and enrolled thus.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 30 Hen. III, 18


After 1 Nov 1251, Herefordshire

Godfrey de Gamages gives the king 100s. for taking an assize of novel disseisin before Robert Walerand.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 36 Hen. III, 15


2 Oct 1253, Westminster

Order to the abbot of Pershore and James Fresel king’s escheators to take all the lands formerly of Godfrey de Gamages into the king’s hand and to keep them safely until the king shall have ordered otherwise.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 37 Hen. III, 1330


Inquisition Post Mortem

260. Godfrey de Gamages

Writ to the Sheriff of Gloucester, 27 Oct. 37 Hen. III. [1253]. Inq. (undated.)

Gloucester. meone alias Mune manor was in the seisin of Henry de Penebrigg' for three years before the death of the said Godfrey, and 10/. land in Dimmuk alias Dimmoc for one year and more.

C. Hen. III. File 13. (15.) 1


10 May 1254

The king, for 100 m., of which Henry of Pembridge has paid 50 m. in the queen's Wardrobe by the hand of Walter de Bardel', keeper of the same, and will pay the remaining 50 m. in the same Wardrobe on the morrow of the Ascension next, has granted to the same Henry custody of all the lands and tenements with appurtenances falling by hereditary right to Lucy and Eufemia daughters and two of the heirs of Godfrey de Gamages of the lands and tenements formerly of the same Godfrey, to have and to hold by the same Henry until the legal age of the same Lucy and Eufemia together with the custody and marriage of the same to be married to two of the sons of the same Henry. Order to the abbot of Pershore and James Fresell his escheators this side of the Trent to cause the same Henry to have full seisin of the aforesaid custody, as aforesaid. Witness as above.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 38 Hen. III, 506.


[Following the death of Godfrey, the] fortunes of the Gamage estates were now to be linked with the Pembridge family. Godfrey had left three daughters and co-heiresses one of whom, Elizabeth, married Henry de Pembridge before April 1254.... 2

  Marriage Information:

Godrey married Alda (or Auda).


1 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. I, Henry III, p. 66.

2 Welsh Journals Online, Radnorshire Society transactions, Vol. 38, Boughrod in the Middle Ages, by I. W. Rowlands.

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