NN---- [Papia] NN----1

F
     NN---- [Papia] NN---- was the daughter of Richard I. NN---- died. Said to be Papia, illegitimate daughter of Richard I, "the Fearless".

Child of NN---- [Papia] NN---- and Gulbert de St. Valerie

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Nesta of North Wales1

F
     Nesta died. She married Osborn or Osbert Fitz Richard. Nesta was born. She was the daughter of Prince Griffith Llywelyn AP and Edith NN----.

Child of Nesta of North Wales and Osborn or Osbert Fitz Richard

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Osborn or Osbert Fitz Richard1

M
     Osborn or Osbert Fitz Richard was the son of Richard Fitz Scrob. He married Nesta of North Wales. Of Richard's Castle, co. Hereford, sheriff of Hereford, 1060. Osborn died.

Child of Osborn or Osbert Fitz Richard and Nesta of North Wales

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Richard Fitz Scrob1

M
     Of Richard's Castle. Richard died.

Child of Richard Fitz Scrob

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Prince Griffith Llywelyn AP1,2

M
      Prince of North Wales, king of Gwynedd and Powys, 1039, and of Deheubarth, 1055. Slain 5 August 1063.

The head and shield and defender of the Britons', gruffydd was little more than a warlord who was conspicuously successful in creating a personal hegemony in Wales and combating the English. The son of Llywelyn ap Seisyll, king of Gwynedd, and Angharad, the king of Deheubarth's daughter, he was slow and listless as a youth but grew into a courageous and ambitious leader who won Gwynedd and Powys in battle 1039 and defeated the Mercians. his conquest of Deheubarth took longer 1055. His alliance with Earl AElfgar of Mercia, whose daughter he married, sustained a long struggle with Harold Godwinson, but Harold's attack on his court at Rhuddlan 1062 led to Gruffydd's death at the hands of his own men and the destruction of his territorial dominion.
Griffith was born. He was the son of Llywelyn Seisyll AP and Angharad NN----. He married Edith NN---- circa 1057. Griffith died.

Child of Prince Griffith Llywelyn AP and Edith NN----

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.
  2. [S311] Oxford Illustrated, Cannon & Griffiths.

Edith NN----1

F
     Edith NN---- was the daughter of Aelfgar and Aelfigifu NN----. She married Prince Griffith Llywelyn AP circa 1057. She married Harold II Earl of Wessex prob. 1064. Edith died.

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Harold II Earl of Wessex

M
     was born. He married Edith NN---- prob. 1064. died.

Aelfgar1

M
     Of age 1051, Earl of East Anglia 1053, Earl of Mercia 1057, banished 1058. He married Aelfigifu NN----. was born. He was the son of Leofric and Godgifu Lady Godiva. died.

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Aelfigifu NN----1

F
     She married Aelfgar. Aelfigifu died.

Children of Aelfigifu NN---- and Aelfgar

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Eadwine

M
Charts
Lady Godiva
     Eadwine was the son of Aelfgar and Aelfigifu NN----. died.

Morkere

M
Charts
Lady Godiva
     Morkere was the son of Aelfgar and Aelfigifu NN----. died.

Burchard

M
Charts
Lady Godiva
     Burchard was the son of Aelfgar and Aelfigifu NN----. died.

Leofric1

M
     Leofric was the son of Leofwine. Founder of the church of Coventry, seen as thegn from 1005, "dux" from 1026, Earl of Mercia by 1032. He married Godgifu Lady Godiva. died at Bromley, county Stafford, England.

Child of Leofric and Godgifu Lady Godiva

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Godgifu Lady Godiva1

F, b. circa 1010
     She married Leofric. Godgifu died. Sister of Thorold of Buckingham, sheriff of Lincolnshire. Godgifu's ancestry is uncertain, but she was evidently of an old, noble family. she is the "Lady Godiva" of legend.

      Lady Godiva, fl. 1040-80, was an English noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband, Earl Leofric of Mercia, to lighten the taxes on the townspeople. In one version, she was observed by only a tailor, the original Peeping Tom, who was struck blind.

"Among his other good deeds in this life, he and his wife, the noble countess Godgiva, who was a devout worshipper of God, and one who loved the ever-virgin St. Mary, entirely constructed at their own cost the monastery there [Coventry], well endowed it with land, and enriched it with ornaments to such an extent, that no monastery could be then found in England possessing so much gold, silver, jewels, and precious stones."

John of Worcester, Chronicle

In this annal for 1057, the death of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, one of the three great earls of eleventh-century England, is recorded. A powerful political figure, it was Leofric who supported Harold's claim to the throne on the death of his father Cnut in 1035 and who averted civil war by mediating the quarrel between Edward the Confessor and Earl Godwin in 1051. Both Leofric and his wife, Godgifu, whose name means "God's Gift," were benefactors of the church, most notably the monastery at Coventry.

The legendary story of Lady Godiva is found in the Flores Historiarum by Roger of Wendover (died 1236). There he recounts that her husband, in exasperation over being implored to reduce the onerous taxes on the citizens of Coventry, agreed to do so if she would ride naked through the marketplace. This she did, covered only by her long hair:

A.D.1057...."Having founded this monastery by the advice of his wife the noble countess Godiva, he [Leofric], at the prayer of a religious woman, placed monks therein, and so enriched them with lands, woods, and ornaments, that there was not found in all England a monastery with such an abundance of gold and silver, gems and costly garments. The countess Godiva, who was a great lover of Gods's mother, longing to free the town of Coventry from the oppression of a heavy toll, often with urgent prayers besought her husband, that from regard to Jesus Christ and his mother, he would free the town from that service, and from all other heavy burdens; and when the earl sharply rebuked her for foolishly asking what was so much to his damage, and always forbade her ever more to speak to him on the subject; and while she on the other hand, with a woman's pertinacity, never ceased to exasperate her husband on that matter, he a last made her this answer, 'Mount your horse, and ride naked, before all the people, through the market of the town, from one end to the other, and on your return you shall have your request.' On which Godiva replied, "But will you give me permission, if I am willing to do it?' 'I will,' said he. Whereupon the countess, beloved of God, loosed her hair and let down her tresses, which covered the whole of her body like a veil, and then mounting her horse and attended by two knights, she rode through the market-place, without being seen, except her fair legs; and having completed the journey, she returned with gladness to her astonished husband, and obtained of him what she had asked; for earl Leofric freed the town of Coventry and its inhabitants from the aforesaid service, and confirmed what he had done by a charter."

Roger of Wendover, Flowers of History

A fourteenth-century chronicle says that, as a result, Leofric did excuse the town of all taxes except those on horses. A later chronicle adds that Godiva requested the townspeople to remain indoors during her ride. In the seventeenth-century, Peeping Tom became part of the legend, being struck blind or dead when he looked out his window. By the eighteenth-century, the story had assumed its present form, and by the nineteenth, its Victorian expression pictured above.
     
Two bibliographic notes:
Sometime before his death in 1095, Wulfstan, bishop of the cathedral at Worcester, ordered a monk there to write a history of England. It traditionally has been assumed that this chronicle was written to 1118 by Florence, but it seems more likely that the Chronicle of Chronicles was compiled from 1124 to 1140 by another monk, John, using the material collected by Florence and that authorship should be ascribed to John of Worcester.

Both Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris were monks of St. Albans. Roger of Wendover began writing his Flores sometime after 1202, possibly as late as 1231, and continued it until 1234. From 1202, the material has no other surviving literary authority. More than half of Roger's work provided the basis for Matthew's more popular Chronica Majora, which he presented in abbreviated form as his own Flores Historiarum. Deleting some passages and adding others, Matthew Paris omits, in his retelling of the story, that Lady Godiva was accompanied by two knights and adds that her husband regarded her unseen ride as a miracle.
     
References: The Chronicle of John of Worcester: The Annals from 450 to 1066 (1995) edited by R. R. Darlington and P. McGurk, translated by Jennifer Bray and P. McGurk (Oxford Medieval Texts); Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History (1849) translated by J. A. Giles (Bohn's Antiquarian Library); The Flowers of History Collected by Matthew of Westminster (1853) translated by C. D. Yonge (Bohn's Antiquarian Library); Historical Writing in England c.550 to c.1307 (1974) by A. Gransden. and - 1992 Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc.l. Godgifu was born circa 1010.

Child of Godgifu Lady Godiva and Leofric

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Llywelyn Seisyll AP1

M
     Prince of North Wales 980-1023, King of Deheubarth and Gwynedd. He married Angharad NN---- in 994. Llywelyn died.

Child of Llywelyn Seisyll AP and Angharad NN----

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Angharad NN----1

F
     Angharad NN---- was the daughter of Maredudd AP Owain. Angharad died. She married Llywelyn Seisyll AP in 994.

Child of Angharad NN---- and Llywelyn Seisyll AP

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Maredudd AP Owain1

M
     Maredudd died.

Child of Maredudd AP Owain

Citations

  1. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Robert de Ferrieres1,2

M
     Robert de Ferrieres was the son of Henry de Ferrieres and Bertha NN----. Robert died.
      Robert de Ferrieres, third son of Henry, succeeded to the greater part of his father's possessions in England. He was one of the commanders at the battle of the Standard, in August 1138, and was for his services, Earl of Derby by King Stephen, shortly afterwards. He married Hawise of de Vitré.

Child of Robert de Ferrieres and Hawise of de Vitré

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Hawise of de Vitré1,2

F
     Hawise of de Vitré was the daughter of Andre Lord of deVitre in Brittany and Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne. She married Robert de Ferrieres. Hawise died.

Child of Hawise of de Vitré and Robert de Ferrieres

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Henry de Ferrieres1

M
     Henry de Ferrieres was the son of Walkelin de Ferrieres. Henry died.
      Henry de Ferrieres Sire de Ferrières and Chambrais in Normandy. He was a Domesday Commissioner, and held at the date of the Survey some 210 lordships or manors, more than half of which were in co. Derby, but the caput of his honour was at Tutbury, then in the district of Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford. Near Tutbury he founded a priory for Benedictine monks.

      He was burried at Tutbury. He married Bertha NN----.

Child of Henry de Ferrieres and Bertha NN----

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.

Bertha NN----

F
     She married Henry de Ferrieres. Bertha died.

Child of Bertha NN---- and Henry de Ferrieres

Walkelin de Ferrieres1

M
     Walkelin died.

Child of Walkelin de Ferrieres

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.

Andre Lord of deVitre in Brittany1

M
     died. He married Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne.

Child of Andre Lord of deVitre in Brittany and Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.

Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne1

F
     Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne was the daughter of (?) Robert [Lord of Mortain or Mortaigne] and Maud of Montgomery. She married Andre Lord of deVitre in Brittany. Agnes died.

Child of Agnes of Mortain or Mortaigne and Andre Lord of deVitre in Brittany

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.

(?) Robert [Lord of Mortain or Mortaigne]1,2

M
      Robert, Count of Mortain in Normandy, one of two sons of Herluin de Conteville, by Herleve, mother of William the Conqueror. About 1050 he received, from his uterine brother, William, then Duke of Normandy, the comtè of Mortain, and was thenceforth know as Count of Martain. He accompanied William in the invasion of England, where he was in command of the chivalry of the Côtentin at the battle of Hastings, 1066. His share of the spoil was one of the greatest, as, with the exception of the lands of the King and the Church, he received nearly the whole of the county of Cornwall, and is, consequently, usually considered Earl of Cornwall, though only known as Comes Moritoniensis. At the time of Domesday he was possesssed of 797 manors in various counties, besides the borough of Pevensey in Sussex. In 1069he, with Robert, Count of Eu, defeated the Danes in the parts of Lindsey with great slaughter. He joined his brother Earl of Kent in 1088 in a rebellion against William IIin favor of Robert Courthose, but was subsequently pardoned.

      He is burried with his first wife at the Abbey of Grestain. He married Almodis NN----. (?) was born. He was the son of Herluin Lord of deConteville and Herleve of de Falasie. He married Maud of Montgomery before 1066. (?) died.

Child of (?) Robert [Lord of Mortain or Mortaigne] and Maud of Montgomery

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Maud of Montgomery1,2

F
     Maud of Montgomery was the daughter of Roger of Montgomery and Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme.
She was burried in the Abbey of Grestain. She married (?) Robert [Lord of Mortain or Mortaigne] before 1066. Maud died.

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Almodis NN----

F
     She married (?) Robert [Lord of Mortain or Mortaigne]. Almodis died.

Roger of Montgomery1,2

M
      Earl of Shrewsbury. He married Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme. died.

Child of Roger of Montgomery and Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.

Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme1,2

F
     Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme was the daughter of (?) William [Lord of Alencon and Belleme]. She married Roger of Montgomery. Mabel died.

Child of Mabel of D'Alencon and Belleme and Roger of Montgomery

Citations

  1. [S3] Comp Peerage England, Cokayne, George E.
  2. [S39] Frederick Lewis Weis and Jr. assisted by: David Faris
    with additions and Corrections by: Walter Lee Sheppard, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists~who came to New England between 1623 and 1650 The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their Descendants.