The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I11724
  • Name: Geoffrey WAKE , Seigneur de Negreville 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Geoffrey /Wac/, Seigneur de Negreville
  • Birth: BEF 1100 in Negreville, Manche, Normandy, France 2 3
  • Death: BEF 1168 2 3
  • Note:
    Geoffrey Wac/Wake; allegedly of Flemish extraction and possibly kin to the Vicomtes of the Bessin, Normany; held land near Bayeux in the Bessin, also in the Channel Islands, where after Geoffrey of Anjou, husband of the Empress Maud, wrested Normandy from King Stephen in 1142 the Guernsey fief of the forfeited Vicomte of the Bessin (Ranulf of Bayeux, Earl of Chester) was divided between the Wakes and the Abbey of Mont St Michel; probably married twice and died by 1168, probably as early as 1142. [Burke's Peerage]


    GEOFFREY WAC (b), who was born almost certainly before 1100, held land in Guernsey, as well as land, probably in the Cotentin, where he built a mill. It is probable that he married twice, but nothing is known
    of his wives or wife. He was dead in 1168, probably in 1142. [Complete Peerage XII/2:295, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (b) The name Wac is clearly a nickname, but the meaning is uncertain. The caput baroniae in Normandy was at Negreville, Manche, arr. Valognes.

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Hugh WAKE , Seigneur de Negreville b: ABT 1120 in Negreville, Manche, Normandy, France
      2. Has Children Margaret WAKE , Heiress of Thrapston b: ABT 1126 in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England

      1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
        Page: 184a-5
      2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 2903
      3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: XII/2:295
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