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  • ID: I11541
  • Name: Ralph de POMEROY , of Berry Pomeroy, Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Ralph de la /Pomerai/
  • Birth: ABT 1045 in La Pommeraye, Calvados, Normandy, France 2
  • Death: BEF 1100 in Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, England
  • Note:
    Ralph de la Pomerali (other subsequent variations are Pomerlo, de Pemeri, de la Pomeral as well as the current Pomeroy), follower of William I ("The Conqueror") in latter's invasion of England 1066; granted 58 Lordships in Devon A principal manor, indeed it would seem the chief seat, was Berry Pomeroy, Devon. Ralph was the ancestor of the Pomeroys of Berry Pomeroy. [Burke's Peerage]

    On the origin of the Pomeroys in Normandy:

    In 1086 Ralf de Pomaria, in addition to his tenancies-in-chief, held among other under-tenancies lands in Devon and Cornwall of Robert Count of Mortain. In 1166 Henry de Pomereia, Ralf's representative, held 30 fees of the old feoffment and 1 11/12 of the new. In the Norman "Infeudationes Militum" of 1172 under the heading 'de honore Mortonii in eadem baillia' (ie. Obertii de Hosa) is the entry 'Henricus de Pomaria iij partm militis de feodo de Vado; et tenet castrum de Pomaria cum purpestura de Rege.' As most of the tenants entered under this bailiwick are clearly men of the Cotentin it is tempting to identify 'Pomaria' with St-Sauveur-de-la-Pomeraye (Manche, arr. Coutances, cant. Brehal). The two entries immediately preceding Henry de Pomaria, however, are John de Botemont 'in Lexoviis' and Robert de Uxeio 'in Falesia,' which suggest Calvados. Le Vey (Vadum), of which fee Henry was holding in 1172, is 4 kil. West of La Pommeraye (Calvados), while Ussy (Uxeium) is 11 kil. East of it; moreover, in a list of fees of the period 1212-20 in the Registers of Philip Augustus, William, Geblan and Humphrey 'de Vado' each held fractions of a fee by service at Falais. This all points strongly to La Pommeraye (Calvados) as the place in question, but the matter is put beyond doubt by a notification of Henry bishop of Bayeux, dated 1167, that Henry de la Pommeraye had in his presence confirmed the gifts of his father Joscelin to the abbey of Le Val-Notre-Dame, and had renounced all rights over the churches of Saint-Omer, Benoeil, Angoville, Le Bo, Cosseville, Saint-Clair, La Pommeraye and Placy; and all these places lie within 8 kil. of La Pommeraye (Calvados). By a charter dated 1125 Goslin de Pomeria gave the church of Le Val to the canons there; he also gave them rents in Berry Pomeroy with the church and tithe. Le Val is in the commune of St-Omer adjacent to La Pommeraye; the abbey was founded on the fee of Richard de Tornebu, who assented to Joscelin's gift; and Tronebu is 9 kil. North of La Pommeraye. [The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families]

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Joscelin de POMEROY , of Berry Pomeroy, Sir b: ABT 1085 in Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, England

      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 1300
      2. Title: The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis C Loyd, 1999
        Page: 78-79
        Text: Place only, no dates
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