Yves DE VESCY, Lord of Alnwick and Malton
(Bef 1100-1157)
Beatrice DE VESCY
Aubreye DE VESCY
(-Aft 1165/75)


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Aubreye DE VESCY

  • Married:
  • Died: After 1165/75

  Research Notes:

Her family origin is indicated by the charter dated to [1180/93] under which [her son] “Robertus de Lasci” granted property “in Magna Merclesdene” [Great Marsden] in fee to “Willelmo filio Eustachii avunculo meo”. Wightman says that her name “Aubreye” is based only on a 16th century source. The grantee is identified as William de Vescy (died before Nov 1183) by an undated charter (dated to [1215], which appears incongruous considering the chronology of the Vescy family) under which his descendant “Willelmus de Vesci” donated land “in Merkisdene quam Robertus me tenuit” [apparently the same property] to Pontefract St. John. The question of the family origin of the wife of Henry de Lacy has been somewhat confused by a later manuscript history of the Lacy family, which records that “Henricus Lacy” married “sororem Willielmi Vesci rectoris de Berwic”. The editor of the Early Yorkshire Charters compilation identifies this person as “William de Vescy, sometime parson of Barwick-in-Elmet”, presumably based on a misinterpretation of “rector”. In conclusion, assuming that “avunculus” in the [1180/93] charter can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle and also that [Aubreye] and William de Vescy shared both parents, Henry’s wife was the daughter of Eustace FitzJohn by his first marriage. The possibility of an earlier marriage of [Aubreye] is raised by the same manuscript history of the Lacy family which records that “Albreda vel Aubreia, filia Roberti Lisours, soror ex parte matris” succeeded on the death of “Robertus Lacy”. If that is correct, Aubreye’s father was an earlier husband of Robert de Lacy’s mother. However, this appears disproved by the Rotuli de Dominabus of 1185 which records “Alicia que fuit uxor Fulconis de Lisoriis et soror Willielmi de Auberville", apparently the mother of Robert de Lisours. “Henricus de Laceio et uxor mea” confirmed a donation to York St. Peter by charter dated to [1165/75]. 1

  Marriage Information:

Aubreye married Henry DE LACY, son of Robert DE LACY and Matilda. (Henry DE LACY died on 25 Sep 1177 in Palestine.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Aubreye.

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