|Patrick FITZ WALTER, Earl of Salisbury
Patrick FITZ WALTER, Earl of Salisbury
- Born: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
- Married: Before 1152
- Died: 7 Apr 1168, Battle of Poitou
- Buried: Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire, Poitiers, France
The Book of Lacock names “Patricium primum comitem Sarum” as son of “Walterus de Saresburia” and his wife “Sibillam de Cadurcia”.
He was created Earl of Wiltshire by Empress Matilda in [Jul 1143], but was usually styled Earl of Salisbury. “Comes Patricius Sarum” donated property to Bradenstoke priory, constructed by “pater meus Walterus de Saresbiria”, for the soul of “Matildis comitissæ uxoris meæ”, by undated charter. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Walterus de Sireburne" used to hold one knight’s fee from the abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset "tempore Regis Henrici" (presumably indicating King Henry I) and that "comes Patricius" now held the same. Robert of Torigny records the rebellion in 1168 of "Pictavi et Aquitani ex maiori parte" during the course of which Henry II King of England captured "Lizennoium castrum" where he left "regina cum comite Patricio Salesberiense avunculo Rotrodi comitis Perticensis".
The Chronicle of Gervase records that "comes Patricius Sareberensis" was killed in 1168 "a Pictavensibus". Robert of Torigny records that "comes Patricius" was killed "circa…octavas Paschæ" and buried "Sanctum Hylarium". 1
Patrick married Matilda.
Patrick also married Ela DE PONTHIEU, daughter of Cte Guillaume I "Talvas" D' ALENÇON and Hélie CAPET, Comtesse de Bourgogne, before 1152. (Ela DE PONTHIEU was born in Alençon, Orne, France and died on 10 Dec 1174 in Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Medlands: Patrick.