Name: Richard de RIVERS , of Ongar 1
Birth: ABT 1174
Death: BEF 15 MAR 1221/22 in Ongar, Essex, England 1
RICHARD DE RIVERS [a][b], an official of King John, had served him as Count of Mortain. In 1215 he was a supporter of the committee of barons charged to see to the observance of Magna Carta. In September 1221 he was appointed keeper of the dower-lands of Queen Isabel in England.
He married, 1stly, [----]. He married, 2ndly, presumably in 1200, Joan, widow of John MARSHAL, elder brother of William, afterwards 1st EARL OF PEMBROKE, and daughter of Adam DE PORT. She was living in 1204. He married, 3rdly, in 1214, Maud, widow of Geoffrey DE LASCELLES (de Cella, Cellis, Lacella), and daughter of William DE BEAUCHAMP, by Maud de Lucy, sister and coheir of Herbert DE LUCY, grandson of Richard DE LUCY, the justiciar. He died between 4 December 1221 and March 1221/2. His widow died before 19 July 1243. [Complete Peerage XI:12, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
[a] The name (written also Reveres, Reviers, occasionally de la Rivere) is Latinized as de Ripariis.
[b] His descent is unknown. Possibly he is descended from the family of Reviers, Earls of Devon and lords of the Isle of Wight, in which the names Richard and Baldwin alternated for some generations. John de Rivers of East Mersey (of Richard's family by his 2nd marriage) held land in Somerset from Amice, "Countess of the Isle"
Maud (Matilda) de BEAUCHAMP b: ABT 1175 in Ongard, Essex, England
- Richard de RIVERS , of Ongar b: BEF 1200 in Ongard, Essex, England
Joan de PORT b: ABT 1174 in Basing, Hampshire, England
in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000