|Nesta (Agnes) FITZ OSBERN
Nesta (Agnes) FITZ OSBERN
- Born: Herefordshire, England
A manuscript narrating the history of Brecknock priory records that the founder “Bernard de Nefmarche, Norman” married “Neste qe fut apele Agnes, la file Griffin le fiz Lewelin…cruel tyrant de Gales”, although this skips a generation. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by Orderic Vitalis who records that “Osbernus, Ricardi cognomento Scrop filius et Bernardus de Nov Mercato gener eius” committed excesses “in territorio Wigornensi”, dated to [1087/88] from the context. The Historia fundationis cum fundatoris genealogia of the priory of Abergavenny names “Sibillam, legitimam hæredem totius terræ Breconiæ…Bernardi et Agnetis de Novo-Mercato” as parents of “Sibillam, legitimam hæredem totius terræ Breconiæ” who married “Milonem”. The Chronicle of Battle Abbey records that "Bernardus cognomento de Novo Mercato…uxor Agnes" donated property in Brecknock to Battle abbey. 1
Nesta married Bernard DE NEUFMARCHÉ, Lord of Brecknock, son of Geoffroy DE NEUFMARCHÉ and Ada DE HUGLEVILLE. (Bernard DE NEUFMARCHÉ was born in Neufmarché, Seine-Inferiere, Normandy, France and died in 1125.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Nesta [Agnes].