Geoffroy WAKE
(-Bef 1168)
Sir Hugh WAKE, Knt.
(Bef 1130-1172)


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Sir Hugh WAKE, Knt.

  • Born: Before 1130
  • Married:
  • Died: 4 Feb 1171/2 2

  Research Notes:

"…Hug Wac…" witnessed the undated charter issued at Stamford under which King Stephen granted Kirton in Lindsey and Gainsborough castle to William de Roumare Earl of Lincoln, dated to [1146]. This dating suggests that it is unlikely that Hugh Wake was born after [1130]. "…Hugo Wac…" witnessed the charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1153 under which Henry Duke of Normandy granted property to "Ran[ulfo] comiti Cestr[ie]". The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Hugo Wac i m" in Warwickshire, Leicestershire in [1161/62]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Hugo Wac" held one knight’s fee from "Hunfridi de Boun" in Wiltshire, and land previously held by "Baldewinus filius Gileberti" with one knight’s fee from "Willielmi comitis Gloucestriæ" in Gloucestershire. "Hugo Wac" founded the abbey of Longues, for the souls of "Bauduini filii Gillberti et Emmæ filiæ eius uxoris meæ et…liberorum meorum Balduini et Gaufridi, et aliorum", and donated property including "decimam molini de Rebercil…meam partem molini de Ronceta…terram quam pater meus habuit in insula de Ghernesei…" by charter dated 1168, witnessed by "…Rogerio Wac…". Hugh’s parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1185/89] under which Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Longues, including "terram de Gernerui [Guernsey?] quam habuit Gaufridus Wac", which presumably refers to the same land as mentioned in the 1168 charter. 1

  Marriage Information:

Hugh married Emma DE CLARE, daughter of Baldwin FitzGilbert DE CLARE, Lord of Bourne, and Adeline DE ROLLOS, Heiress of Bourne. (Emma DE CLARE died before 1168.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Hugh Wake.

2 The Visitation of Northamptonshire, 1564, Wake of Hartwell, Wake of Hartwell, p. 52.

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