Name: Robert de CREVEQUER , of Chatham & Leeds Castle 1
ALIA: Robert de /Crevecouer/, of Leeds Castle
Birth: ABT 1090 in Chatham, Medway, Kent, England
Death: 1154 in Leeds Castle, Kent, England 1
About twelve miles almost directly north of Goudhurst stands Leeds Castle which belonged to the Culpepers, and collateral lines of the Culpepers, for centuries. The location and the appearance in every detail, for me, is the essence of a medieval castle.
On two small natural islands in a lake formed by the River Len, Ledian or Leed, Chief Minister for the King of Kent, in 857 built a wooden castle and protected it by a draw bridge over the water. In 1119 Robert de Crevecour, grandson of Hamon de Crevecour, who fought with William the Conqueror at Hastings, started building a stone castle which continued in the possession of the de Crevecour’s for over a hundred years after the conquest. It then came to the de Leyburn family and in 1272 William de Leyburn conveyed it to Edward 1st as a gift.
Father: Hamo de CREVEQUER , Sheriff of Kent b: ABT 1060 in Cruelly, Calvados, Normandy, France
- Elias de CREVEQUER , of Chatham & Leeds Castle b: ABT 1110 in Chatham, Medway, Kent, England
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Page: Doug Smith, 27 Apr 2002