Robert FITZ WIMARC, Sheriff of Essex
(-Aft 1066)
Swein FitzRobert DE ESSEX
(-Aft 1085)
Robert FitzSwein DE ESSEX, Lord of Rayleigh
(-Abt 1132)


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Gunnor BIGOD

Robert FitzSwein DE ESSEX, Lord of Rayleigh

  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1132, Rayleigh, Essex, England

  Research Notes:

A manuscript recording the priors of Prittlewell quotes a charter under which “Robertus filius Sueni” founded Prittlewell priory, for the souls of “…aviæ meæ Beatricis”, witnessed by “Alberico de Ver et Roberto fratre eius…”. A charter dated 1121 confirmed the possessions of Lewes Priory including the donation of "…Ap P-nciduela monasteriu S. Marie et…monacis cluniacensibus sub sco Pancratio…" by "Robt Sweni filius". “Rob Waster” donated "duos partes totius decimæ meæ de Wereslai" to St Neot’s, Huntingdonshire, for the soul of “Soeni de Essessa” and for the health of "domini mei Roberti filii prædicti Soeni…Gunnor uxoris suæ…uxoris meæ et Willielmi filii Gerei patris sui", by undated charter. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Robt fil Sueini" in Wiltshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Roberto filio Swein xl s" in Northamptonshire in [1158/59].

Lord of Rayleigh, Essex. 1

  Marriage Information:

Robert married Gunnor BIGOD, daughter of Roger BIGOD of Earsham and Adelise DE TOSNY. (Gunno BIGOD died after 1137.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Robert FitzSwein.

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