Douglas Richardson email@example.com
2005-01-26 22:12:14 UTC
The agreement below dated 1206 is available on the helpful online A2A
Catalogue (http://www.a2a.org.uk/search/index.asp). It concerns a
marriage settlement for Agnes, sister of Nicholas de Verdun, who was
wife of a certain Robert Fitz William. The Nicholas de Verdun involved
in this record is presumably Nicholas de Verdun (died 1231), of Alton,
Staffordshire, which Nicholas is known to have owned property in
Warwickshire and Leicestershire. If anyone has further particulars on
Robert Fitz William, or his wife, Agnes, I'd appreciate hearing from
them here on the newsgroup.
Nicholas de Verdun (died 1231) and his wife, Clemence le Botiller, have
many modern descendants through their daughter and heiress, Rohese de
Verdun, who married Thebaud (or Tebaud) le Botiller.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Derbyshire Record Office: Woolhouse and Hallowes of Glapwell
Agreement between Nicholas de Verdun and Robert son of William by which
Nicholas gave to Robert in free marriage with his sister Agnes 110
shillings' worth of land and 1 pound of pepper, that is 105 shillings'
worth of land in Rugby (Warwickshire) and Halstead and 5 shillings'
worth in Skeffington, all in Leicestershire. Further details include
Nicholas's undertaking to make Robert a knight or find the cost of
having him knighted. Dated 21 May 1206.