Name: Hugh de BOLBEC , of Hartwell 1
Birth: ABT 1036 in Bolbec, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: AFT 1086 in Hartwell, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England 1
Bolbec: Seine-Inf., arr. Le Havre, cant. Bolbec.
Between 1067 and 1076 Roger Porchet, Hugh de Bolebec and others gave the church of St. Michael at Bolbec to the abbey of Bernay, Hugh's portion being a quarter; the gift was confirmed by Walter Giffard as overlord. In 1086 Hugh de Bolebec was holding lands in Hartwell, and elsewhere in Buckinghamshire, of Walter Giffard. The return of 1166 shows that Hugh de Bolebec (died 1164-65) had held twenty knights' fees of the old feoffment of the English honour of Giffard. The complications of the Bolebec pedigree in the tweth century have been admirably elucidated by Round in the introduction to the 'Rotuli de Dmoinabus'. At the beginning of the thirteenth century the lands passed by the marriage of the heiress [of the Bolbecs] to the earls of Oxford. Besides the extensive lands held of Giffard, Hugh de Bolbec held in chief a barony of which the servitium debitum was ten knights, which passed on his death to his younger brother Walter, who in 1166, also held land in chief in Northumberland of which the servitium debitum was five knights. On the other hand there are few traces of the family in Normandy, but the Norman Exchequer Roll of 1180 shows that the farm of the Norman lands was then 40li. 16s. 1d. It is perhaps significant that their attestations of the charters of their overlords are all to charters executed in England. The family appears to have been one originally of small account which owed advancement to the Conquest. [The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families]
Father: Geoffrey de BOLBEC b: ABT 1015 in Bolbec, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
- Hugh I de BOLBEC , Lord of Whitchurch b: ABT 1060 in Bolbec, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
- Title: The Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families, by Lewis C Loyd, 1999