Person Page 51077
|Charts||Pedigree for Wilfred Gordon Morin|
|Father||Garsie de Gabaston|
|Birth||1247||Arnaud de was likely
living by 1247. He is recorded as " from Gascony". Arnaud first
occurs in records when he rendered homage and fealty to Gaston VII at
the marriage of his daughter Constance to Henri de Almain. This
occurred about 1269 and Arnaud was likely at least 21 at that time.1
30 June 1272
|Sir Arnaud de Gabaston married Claramonde de Marsan, daughter of Arnaud-Guillaume de Marsan,
before 30 June 1272, when they acknowledged a debt of 20,000 sous de
morlans (ca. 450 l.) to Edward I of England (Bearn had technically been
under English suzerainty since 1152 (but remained mainly independent).
Arnaud and Claramonde had 5 childen,
Arnaud-Guillaume de Marsan,
Gerard de Gabaston,
Raimond-Arnaude de Gabaston and
Amy de Gabaston.
There also seems to have had an illegitimate son, Guillaume-Arnaude de Gabaston ..
Piers' mother Claramonde died in 1287, when he would have been of a similar age when Edward II lost his mother – thus giving them a kind of bond. Claramonde’s death plunged the family into financial difficulties, and Arnaud spent the last years of his life serving Edward 1st, along with his sons, including Piers.2
Arms de Gabaston/Galveston
|Arnaud was involved in the local politics of Bearne. The viscount of
Bearn, Gaston VII, had on occasion been something of thorn in the side
of the English Kings Henry III and Edward Ist, particularly the latter.
Edward 1st did not trust the viscount of Bearn, and one of his first
acts as Duke of Acquitaine was to seize Gaston VII’s daughter as
hostage for four years to ensure his loyalty. Even this was not enough
to contain Gaston, and he himself was taken prisoner briefly in 1273.
Edward Ist then forced him to do homage for his Gascon lands. Four
knights were made to stand surety for Gaston’s oath not to leave
Edward’s court without permission. One of these knights was Arnaud de
Gabaston. Edward must have considered the important standing of the
|They held Castles which were Roquefort-de-Marsan,
Montgaillard-des-Landes, Hagetmau, St. Loubouer, Louvigny and Gabaston.
Claramonde also held other lands in her own right. Not quite the humble
family some chroniclers would have us believe.3
|1288||Arnaud was one of 64 hostages delivered to the
King of Aragon on 4 October 1288 [Foedera 1:ii:689-90; the hostages
included Gaston VII de Bearn and Arnaud's brother-in-law Fortaner de
Lescun]. Arnaud was a hostage again in 1294, to Philip 'the Fair'
of France. He served as a knight in charge of his own retinue for
Edward I for two decades, including the campaigns in Scotland.4
|Death||1302||Arnaud de died in 1302. Why was a relatively humble Gascon knight entombed in a spledid memorial within Winchester Cathedral?3|
|Family||**Claramonde de Marsan||d. before 4 February 1287|
|Child||1.||**Piers Galveston Earl of Cornwall+ b. c 1284, d. Jun 1312|
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