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

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  • ID: I33722
  • Name: Margery (Margaret) FITZHARDING 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1133 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
  • Death: AFT 1207 1
  • Note:
    The following is excerpted from an e-mail, from Douglas Richardson, containing a post to SGM:

    From: Doug Richardson [mailto:royalancestry AT]
    Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 9:00 AM
    To: Jim Weber
    Cc: Gordon Banks; Hal Bradley
    Subject: Botetourt descent from Robert Fitz Harding

    Dear Newsgroup ~

    To date no one to my knowledge has identified Margery, wife of Otes Fitz William (Gen. 4 above). However, charter evidence has survived which conclusively proves that she was the daughter of Robert Fitz Harding (died 1171), merchant of Bristol, male line ancestor of the baronial Berkeley family [see Complete Peerage, 2 (1912): 124-125 (sub Berkeley)]. The three charters below are taken from the published cartulary of St. Mary Clerkenwell. The first charter is a grant dated ?1190/1206, in which Margaret specifically states she was the daughter of Robert Fitz Harding [Note: The names Margaret and Margery were fully interchangeable in this time period]. The second is a charter dated c. 1221/2, by Otes Fitz William (Gen. 6 above) who confirms the earlier grant of Margaret his grandmother ["aue mee"]. The third charter dated 1213/19 is a grant by Maurice de Gant, in which he refers to his aunt ["matertera mea'], Margaret, formerly wife of Otes Fitz William. This charter is important as Maurice de Gant's father, Robert Fitz Robert, is known to have been a younger son of Robert Fitz Harding, male line ancestor of the Berkeley family [see John Smyth, Lives of the Berkeleys, 1 (1883): 20, 50-52, 65]. The third charter is also of great historic interest, as it is witnessed by three individuals, Robert Fitz Walter, Saier de Quincy, and Henry de Bohun, all of whom were Magna Carta barons.

    Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt lake City, Utah

    Father: Robert "The Devout" FITZHARDING , Lord Berkeley b: ABT 1095 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
    Mother: Eva FITZESTMOND b: ABT 1099 in Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Otes FITZWILLIAM , of Benfleet & Lisson Green b: ABT 1130 in Benfleet, Billericay, Essex, England
      1. Has Children William FITZOTES , of Gestingthorpe & Belchamp b: ABT 1166 in Gestingthorpe, Sudbury, Essex, England

      1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Douglas Richardson, 19 Aug 2005
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