Name: Gozelin le BRETON , of Cublington & Potsgrove 1
Birth: ABT 1060 in Brittany, France
Death: AFT 1086 in Cublington, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England 1
Manor of Potsgrove, Bedfordshire:
At the time of the Domesday Survey the manor of POTSGROVE, comprising 7½ hides, was held of the king by Gozelin le Breton, who was preceded in the time of King Edward by four thegns. From the middle of the 13th century the honour of Gloucester appears as intermediary between the lords of Potsgrove Manor and the Crown. Potsgrove, like Biddenham, remained attached to this honour until the death of Humphrey Duke of Buckingham in 1460.
Gozelin le Breton was tenant of Potsgrove at the time of the Survey. He was succeeded by his son Hugh, whose great-granddaughter Juliana married Geoffrey de Lucy. [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3, William Page (editor), 1912, Pages 421-423]
Manor of Grove, Buckinghamshire:
In the reign of Edward the Confessor GROVE MANOR was in the possession of two brothers, but by 1086 was held by Robert of Gozelin the Breton. During the 13th and 14th centuries the manor was attached to the honour of Gloucester as was Cublington (q.v.), but there is no mention of this overlordship after 1398. Holding of the honour of Gloucester were the Lucys, who before 1274 subinfeudated Grove Manor, referred to during the 14th and 15th centuries as 'land' or a 'fee.' It was afterwards held of their manor of Cublington (q.v.), the overlordship being last mentioned in 1645. [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3, William Page (editor), 1925, Pages 361-3
Manor of Chelmscott, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire:
Alwin, a man of Eddeva the Fair, held a manor in Soulbury before the Conquest; in 1086 Gozelin the Breton held it as 1½ hides and one-third of a virgate. This manor is later known as CHELMSCOTT (Chaumindescote, Chalmundescote, xii cent.; Chelnundescote, Chelmincote, xiii cent.). From the time of the Domesday Survey until 1590 it follows the same descent as the manor of Cublington (q.v.), but was retained by Richard Corbett when he alienated Cublington, and henceforward descended with Linslade Manor (q.v.), in connexion with which it is mentioned in 1862. [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3, William Page (editor), 1925, Pages 414-20]
Manor of Gladley, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire:
The manor of GLADLEY, comprising 2½ hides in 1086 and situated partly in Buckinghamshire, was held of the king in chief; but during the 13th and 14th centuries the holders of the honour of Gloucester appear as intermediary lords between the lords of the manor and the Crown.
The tenant of the manor at the date of the Survey was Gozelin le Breton, from whom it descended to his son Hugh and grandson Walter. The latter left a daughter and heiress Amabilla, whose daughter and heiress married as her third husband Geoffrey de Lucy, to whom she brought the manor in dower. Gladley then passed through their son Geoffrey to Geoffrey his son, who died in 1284, leaving a son another Geoffrey, who obtained Woodcroft alias Halyard Manor in Luton (q.v.), with which Gladley descended until the middle of the 15th century.
In 1330 Geoffrey de Lucy claimed to hold a view of frankpledge in his manor by prescriptive right, and in 1332 a grant of free warren in the demesne lands was made to him and his heirs. In 1460 the manors passed out of the Lucy family by the death of Sir William Lucy without issue, and Gladley was inherited by Walter Hopton and Elizabeth wife of Roger Corbet.... [Victoria County History, A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 3, William Page (editor), 1912, Pages 399-417]
- Hugh FITZGOZELIN , of Cublington b: ABT 1110 in Cublington, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
- Title: VCH - Buckinghamshire, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: III:338-41, see notes for grandson Walter Chesney