Name: Olimpia CHEVALER , Heiress of White Ladies 1
Birth: ABT 1182 in White Ladies Aston, Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Death: AFT AUG 1242 1
He [Ralph de Wilington] married, before Hilary 1198/9, Olimpia, daughter and heir of William FRANC CHEVALER (g) and heir (circa 1208) of Robert DE EVERCI (h). He was living, November 1236, but died before 1242. Olimpia was holding one knight's fee of the Earl of Warwick in Poulton, co. Gloucester, circa August 1242, but the date of her death is not known. [Complete Peerage XII/2:643-5, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
(g) This William was son and heir of John, son and heir of Humphrey Franc Chevaler, who in 1220 was alleged, by ralph and Olimpia, to have held temp. Henry II, 5 hides in Imber, Wilts, which were the right of Olimpia as Humphrey's heir. In the time of Abbot Thomas Carbonel (1179-1205), Wymark, widow of John Franc Chevaler, gave lands to St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, for the souls of her husband and her son William, with the consent of her son Robert and of Olimpia, daughter of her son William. This gift was confirmed by Ralph de Wilington and his wife Olimpia.
(h) Although in a lawsuit of Michaelmas 1223, Olimpia is described as Robert's daughter, her parentage is sufficiently proved in the preceding note. Perhaps she was his niece or granddaughter. Robert left a widow Cecily, who m. Ranulph, Constable of Hay.
Note: Robert de Everci could well be the uncle Robert mentioned in note (g).
Father: William Franc CHEVALER , of Imber b: ABT 1157 in Imber, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
Ralph de WILINGTON , of Ablington & Yate, Sir b: BEF 1178 in Willington, Burton upon Trent, Derbyshire, England
- Ralph de WILINGTON , of Ablington & Yate, Sir b: ABT 1210 in Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000