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Jay I. MERCHANT3,41 was born in .3,41 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 83948.

Spouse: Mary E. JEWELL. Jay I. MERCHANT and Mary E. JEWELL were married on 26 Sep 1875 in Morrow Co., Ohio.3,41 Reference Number:1358557


Aethelflaed Lady Of MERCIA7,149,747,827 was born in 869. She died on 12 Jun 918 in Stratfordshire (In Battle). Also Known As:<_AKA> Ethelfleda
or Tamworth1 CAUS hit in the face with a mace in battle at Stratfordshire
2 SOUR S1111
3 TEXT pg 30-31


she continue d to rule after her husband died in 911, thoughsubject to her brother, EDWARD T HE ELDER of Wexxes. shefostered and raised AEthelstan, Edward the Elders eldest son.

Motherhood was ok, she thought; it was labor that was the pits.Aftr th e birth of her first daughter, therefore, Aethelfledpolitely told her hubby Eth elred "not tonight, not ever, honey"and swore herself to chastity. Unlike othe r royal couples wecould mention, this royal twosome of ninth-century Anglo-Saxo nEngland still worked together. Aethelfled for one couldn't getenough of the b attlefield; swords in hand, the two often wentinto battle. There was no shorta ge of battles to attend,either: At that time, the island was a real rat's nest of smallquarreling kingdoms. Aethelfed's father, known to history asAlfred th e Great, had spent most of his life fighting the Danes,who at that time thought of England as "the Viking destinationwe'd most like to pillage and burn."After her dad and husband died, Aethelfled kept up thepugnacity. She managed to pul l the quarreling mercians ofcentral England into some semblance of untiy and wa s called"Lady of the Mercians" in gratitude. At forty, this workabholicSaxon s pent the next eight years building fortresses, leadingtroops into Wales, helpin g her brother Edward out militaryily,and negotiating alliances between the equa lly prickly Brits,Picts, and Scots against the Danish Vikings. For a breather, she captured the strategic cities of Derby and Leicester.Eventually, Aethelfled came to be looked upon as the unofficalruler of both Danes and Mercians. Give n how well the femininetouch had worked thus far, everyone sort of expected Aet helfed'sdaughter to be the next ruler.Sure enough, when Aethelfled finally caug ht the wrong end of amace in battle at Stratfordshire in 918, daughter Aelfwyni nherited the crown. About ten minutes later, however, heruncle Edward convenie ntely "forgot" about the years of miitaryhelp his sister had given him, pushed aside female heir Aelfwyn,and made himself king of England. Parents: Alfred Of England OF WEST SAXON and Queen Of Ethelswida ENGLAND.


Lady Aethelgyth Of MERCIA7,10,33,64,243,342 was born about 855 in <, Kent, England>. DATE 7 MAY 2000

DATE 7 MAY 2000

I wish I was sure of every name in this file &amp; that I didnt
need to know what you think :) hey, but always refinin g this,
So if you spot a place where Im just flat wrong please tell
me or som eone I didnt go on out with, I do this file out of fun and wanting to know, but do not
respond to the 'know it alls' , that dont have manners.I dont
consid er them Kin!
Thanks and Happy Hunting! Parents: AETHELWULF. Parents: . Parents: . Parents: Ealdorman Of Mercia ATHELWULF. Parents: .

Spouse: AETHELHELM. AETHELHELM and Lady Aethelgyth Of MERCIA were married in <, Kent, England>. Children were: Aethelfrith WESSEX, Ealdorman Of Wessex ATHELFRITH, Aelfleda ETHELHELM, Queen Of Edgiva ENGLAND.


Aethelswyth MERCIA7,14 was born about 846 in Of, Wantage, Berkshire, England. She died about 888. She was also known as Aethelswyth Mercia.27,64 Parents: King Of Kent & Aethelwulf WESSEX and Lady Of Wessex, Queen Of Osburga WESSEX.


Aethelwulf Eldorman Of MERCIA.27 Parents: Ethelred Mucil Eald GAINAI and Edburga FADBURN.


Agatha Of MERCIA7,130,215,216,217 was born in 1044. She was also known as Agatha Of Mercia.248 Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND.

Spouse: Prince Of North Wales Gruffydd Ap LLYWELLYN. Prince Of North Wales Gruffydd Ap LLYWELLYN and Agatha Of MERCIA were married.


Alfgar MERCIA7,175,176 was born in 1002 in England. Name Prefix:<NPFX> Earl Parents: .

Spouse: Elgiva ENGLAND. Alfgar MERCIA and Elgiva ENGLAND were married. Children were: Edwyn Tegeingl MERCIA, Queen Of Ealdgyth Algitha ENGLAND.


Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA6,7,20,21,27,32,46,47,48,70,79,81,97,130,173,215,216,217,233,2451 was born in 1002 in Mercia, England.20,50,81,249 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]35 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] He died in 1062 in Mercia, England.20,50,81,249,2451,3246 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]35 He was also known as Aelfgar. He was buried in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Burial] Name Suffix:<NSFX> Earl of Mercia
GEDCOM line 15511 not recognizable or too lo ng:
() 2 GIVN Elgar (Aelfgar)

GEDCOM line 15512 not recognizable or too lon g:
() 2 SURN of Mercia

GEDCOM line 15513 not recognizable or too long:
() 2 NSFX Earl of Mercia

Acceded: 1057. Burke calls him Leofric

per Weis' " AR" (1B:23)(176:2)(176A:3), he was Earl of East Anglia 1053, Earl
of Mercia 10 57, banished 1058.

According to "A Genealogy of the Southworthe (Southards), by Samuel G. Webber:
"Leofric's son was Algar III, whose two sons were killed in contests against
William the Conqueror. His daughter and heiress, Lucy, o btained the parental
estates and married Yvon Taylboys, Earl of Angiers in Fra nce, and baron of
Kendal. . . . give's her no children by Taylboys, but mentio ns children by her
second and third husbands. . . mentiona s son, Eltret or Ug htud, living in
1106, as if he were the son of Yvon Taylboys . . . Documents g iven by . . .
confirm. Eltret's or Ughtud's sonwas Ketel or Chetel, whose son was Gilbert,
whose son was William FitzGilbert. Parents: . Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and [Countess Of Mercia] GODGIFU. Parents: . Parents: . Parents: .

Spouse: Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND. Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND were married in 1062. _STATMARRIED Children were: Duchess Of Mercia Ealdglyth, Earl Of Mercia EDWIN, Queen Of Eldgyth ENGLAND, Ealdgyth ENGLAND, Lucia Of MERCIA, Earl Of Northumbria MORCAR, Agatha Of MERCIA, Eadwine Of MERCIA, Earl Of Northumbria MORCAR, [Sheriff Of York] William MALET, LUCIA, Of Mercia BURHHEARD, Ealdgyth OF MERCIA, Morcar NORTHUMBRIA, Leverunia Of MERCIA, Edwin MERCIA.

Spouse: Aelfgifu Of NORTHUMBRIA. Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Aelfgifu Of NORTHUMBRIA were married. Children were: Earl Of Mercia Eadwine OF MERCIA, Burgheard Of MERCIA, Edwyn Tegeingl OF MERCIA, Earl Of Northumberland MORCAR, Ealdgyth OF MERCIA, Leverunia OF MERCIA, Lucy OF MERCIA, Earl Of Mercia EADWINE.

Spouse: Alversa MALET. Children were: Lucia Of MERCIA, [Sheriff Of York] William MALET.

Children were: Morcar MERCIA, ** Eldgyth Queen Of England MERCIA, Lucia Of MERCIA, Edwin MERCIA, Burgheard Of MERCIA.


Burgheard Of MERCIA7,46,47,48 was born about 1030 in Of, Mercia, England. He was also known as Burthfard Of Mercia.6 Downloaded from Bradford_Taylor on rootsweb.com! RELATIONSHIP: H. Reed Black is 25th G G Nephew. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Aelfgifu Of NORTHUMBRIA.


Ceolwulf MERCIA7,27 died in 823. He was also known as Ceonwulf Mercia.27 He was born in <, England>. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] Parents: CUTHBERT.

Children were: Cuthgisl WESSEX, ELFLEDA.


Daughter Of Leofric Earl Of MERCIA7,516 was born WFT Est 1005 in Chester, Cheshire, England (Mercia). Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and [Countess Of Mercia] GODGIFU.

Spouse: Sire De \Graville\ Malet MR.. Sire De \Graville\ Malet MR. and Daughter Of Leofric Earl Of MERCIA were married. Children were: WILLIAM Malet.


Eadburh MERCIA7,141,3339 was born in 825 in (West Anglia) England. Parents: Prince Wigmund MERCIA and Elfleda MERCIA.


Eadwine Of MERCIA7,215,216,217,248 was born in 1034. He died in 1071. He was also known as Eadwine Of Mercia.130 Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND.


Ealgyth Of MERCIA7,14,104,122 was born about 990 in Mercia, England. Parents: Morcar Of MERCIA and Edgitha ENGLAND.

Spouse: King Of Edmund ENGLAND II. King Of Edmund ENGLAND II and Ealgyth Of MERCIA were married in Aug 1015 in London, Middlesex, England.113 Children were: Prince Of Edward ATHELING.


Edulph Of MERCIA7,493,494,495,516 was born about 905 in Mercia, England.493,494 He died.493,494 Parents: Ordgar DEVON.

Spouse: Elfwina Of MERCIA. Edulph Of MERCIA and Elfwina Of MERCIA were married. Children were: Earl Of Mercia Leofwine OF MERCIA.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] He was born about 1028 in Of, Mercia, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] He died after 1070 in , , England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] He was also known as Edwin (Eadwine) Earl Of Mercia.174,233 He was also known as Edwin Of Mercia.6 Ancestral File Number:<AFN> V9VM-25! RELATIONSHIP: H. Reed Black is 25th G G Nephew. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND.


Edwyn Tegeingl MERCIA.175,176 Parents: Alfgar MERCIA and Elgiva ENGLAND.


** Eldgyth Queen Of England MERCIA6,7 was born about 1034 in Of, Mercia, England. Name Suffix:<NSFX> **
!
! AFN:8XJP-WD
! RELATIONSHIP: Patron, H. Reed Black , is 27th G G Son. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA.


Elfleda MERCIA7,117,139,140,141,299,530 was born in 792 in Mercia, England. The information in this GEDCOM has been compiled by David Lovegrove. Contact h im at dlovegrove@cheerful.com. Parents: King Of Mercia\ Ceowulf I Of Mercia.

Spouse: Prince Wigmund MERCIA. Prince Wigmund MERCIA and Elfleda MERCIA were married. Children were: ST. WISTAN, Eadburga OF MERCIA, Eadburh MERCIA.

Spouse: WIGMUND. WIGMUND and Elfleda MERCIA were married. Children were: Eadburga OF MERCIA.


Elfwina Of MERCIA7,27 was born about 905 in , Mercia, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] She was also known as Elfwina Of Mercia.516,530 Parents: Earl Of Mercia ETHELRED I and Princess Of Ethelfleda ENGLAND. Parents: Earl Of Mercia ETHELRED I and Queen Of Mercia Aethelflaed Of WESSEX.

Spouse: Edulph Of MERCIA. Edulph Of MERCIA and Elfwina Of MERCIA were married. Children were: Earl Of Mercia Leofwine OF MERCIA.

Spouse: Edulph WESSEX. Edulph WESSEX and Elfwina Of MERCIA were married in 950 in Mercia, England. Children were: Earl Of Mercia Leofwine OF MERCIA.


Erminhild MERCIA7,27,173,259 was born about 1008. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] She was also known as Erminhild Of Mercia.248 She was also known as Erminhild Of Mercia.130 She died Deceased. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA.


Ethelswith Queen Of MERCIA7,163 was born about 846 in Of, Wantage, Berkshire, England. She died about 846. Ancestral File Number:<AFN> FLGQ-MF Parents: King Of Kent & Aethelwulf WESSEX and Lady Of Wessex, Queen Of Osburga WESSEX.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] She was born on 31 Aug 981 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Mercia).20,35,81,115 She died on 10 Sep 1067 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Mercia).20,35 She was also known as Godgifu. She was buried in Coventry, Warwick, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Burial] 2 SOUR S002120
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: Apr 17, 2001


[Fortescue .ged]

HISTANGLO-SAXON NOBLEWOMAN.
HISTGODIVA IS KNOWN TO HAVE INFLUENCED HE R HUSBAND , LEOFRIC III, IN THE FOUNDING OF MONASTARIES IN COVENTRY AND STOW (1 043).
HIS TACCORDING TO LEGEND, SHE OBTAINED A REDUCTION IN TAXES LEVIED BY HE R HUSBAND O N THE PEOPLE OF COVENTRY BY CONSENTING TO RIDE NAKED THROUGH TOWN O N A WHITE HO RSE.
Name Suffix:<NSFX> **
! BIRTH: Grolier Encyclopedia, 1995 Edition, gives dates as 1040-80.
Lady Godiva had a son born in 1002, thus the date 1040 can not be correct. We have used the oldest child's birth date and gone back 21 years to obtain the year of birth. the date 31 Aug is not in question.
! LEGEND: Groli er's cited above, states "Lady Godiva FL 1040-80, was an English noblewoman who , according to legend, rode through Coventry, naked, in order to persuade her h usband, Earl Leofric of Mercia, to lighten the taxes on the townspeople..."
! RELATIONSHIP: Patron, H. Reed Black, is 27th G G Son.
Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 8XQ9-4D
1 _FA1
2 PLAC The famous Lady Godiva who rode nude on her horse through Cov entry.
2 SOUR S286879
3 PAGE line 176A pp 151-152
2 SOUR S286834
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: 14 Mar 1999
2 SOUR S261374
3 DATA
4 TEXT b be f 1000
1 _FA2
2 PLAC Lived & buried in Coventry, Warwickshire.
2 SOUR S2 86834
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Import: 14 Mar 1999
2 SOUR S261374
3 DATA
4 TEXT b bef 1000
1 _FA3
2 PLAC Persuaded her husband to found monaster ies at Coventry (1043) and Stow.
2 SOUR S286834
3 DATA
4 TEXT Date of Im port: 14 Mar 1999
2 SOUR S261374
3 DATA
4 TEXT b bef 1000


[large-G6 75.FTW]

Godiva, Lady (flourished about 1040-80), Anglo-Saxon noblewoman, wif e of Leofric, earl of Mercia (flourished 1005-57). She is known to have persua ded her husband to found monasteries at Coventry (1043) and Stow. According to legend, she obtained a reduction in the excessive taxes levied by her husband o n the people of Coventry by consenting to ride naked through the town on a whit e horse. Only one person disobeyed her orders to remain indoors behind closed s hutters; this man, a tailor known afterward as Peeping Tom, peered through a w indow and immediately became blind. The oldest form of the legend is in the 13t h-century Flores Historiarum (Flowers of the Historians). A festival in her hon or was instituted as part of Coventry Fair in 1678.

Source: 'The World Book Encyclopedia', 1968, p G235. 'Godiva, Lady,' Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright ( c) 1993
Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's CorporationGEDCOM line 15580 not recognizable or too long:
() 2 GIVN Godiva Lady (Godgifu )

GEDCOM line 15581 not recognizable or too long:
() 2 SURN of Coventry

The famous lady Godiva who rode nude on her horse through Coventry.

Weis' "A R" (176A:2) says her ancestry is uncertain, but she was evidently of
an old, n oble family.

http://www.gendex.com/users/Genie/d0064/g0000009.html#I831
1 BIRT
2 DATE 980
2 PLAC Coventry, Warwickshire, England (Mercia)


Th is is the famous Lady Godiva. She complained constantly to her husband that th e taxes were too high on the townspeople of Coventry. He finally said that he would reduce the taxes if she would ride nude through the marketplace on market day. She arranged for all of the men to remain inside and covered her entire body, except her legs, with her hair. Supposedly one person named Tom did not r emain inside during her ride and became known as "Peeping Tom". Leofric elimi nated all taxes, except for one on horses. During Edward I's reign, a check wa s made and the only tax in Coventry was one on horses. Since 1678 the town of Coventry still celebrates the ride during its annual fair.

Concerning her da tes of birth and death. I originally had 980-1067, but this was not in agreeme nt with Ancestral Roots line 176a-2, which has her birth at c1010 and her marri age at c1030. Nor was it consistant with the Encyclopedia Britannica which had Godiva fl. 1040-1080. However the 980 birth date was consistant with her gr g randaughter Nesta b. c1055/7, dau of Edith, dau of Aelfgar, son of Godiva. Wit h some serious scrunching of dates I could conceive of:

Godiva b. 1010 (orig inally 980)
Aelfgar b. 1025 (originally 1002)
Edith b. 1041 (originally 10 30)
Nesta b. 1057

with two other daughters of Leofric born to a "first wi fe or mistress". It is physically possible for 3 generations in a row born at t he 15/16th year of their parents life (however unlikely), so that is what I hav e done. Parents: Sheriff Of Lincoln Thorold EARL. Parents: . Parents: Sheriff Lincoln THOROLD. Parents: Sheriff Of Lincoln Thorold EARL and MALET. Parents: . Parents: . Parents: . Parents: .

Spouse: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III. Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA were married in 1002.35,115 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage] Children were: Hereward I Of MERCIA, \Earl Of Mercia\ HEREWARD, Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA, Hereward Of MERCIA, Earl Of East Anglia & Me AELFGAR III, Erminhild MERCIA, Hereward OF MERCIA, Herwaldus Le Wake Of MERCIA.


Godwin Of MERCIA7,248 was born about 979 in Balterley, New Castle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] He was also known as Godwin Of Mercia.516 He died Deceased. Godwin, fourth son of Leofwin and Alwara, had issue, Wolfric, Godric, Egelric, and Egelwyn. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofwine OF MERCIA and Lady Of Mercia\ Alwara ATHELSTANSDOTTAR.


Hereward I Of MERCIA7,248 was born about 1020. He died about 1080 in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA.


Hereward Of MERCIA7,174,233 was born about 1004 in Of, Mercia, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] He was also known as Hereward Of Mercia.27,173,259 Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 9NR4-2X Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA.

Spouse: Thurfrida MERCIA. Children were: Thurfrida MERCIA.


Hereward Thegn Of MERCIA7,105,516 was born in 1004 in Barholm, Lincolnshire, England. He died after 1086 in Witham, Lincolnshire, England.105 Hereward, Mercian Thegn, who led the Anglo-Saxon resistence to William I (The C onqueror) 1071 and who apparently got back his pre-conquest lands at Witham, Ba rholm, and Rippingale about the time of the Domesday Suvey 1086. [Burke's Peer age] Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and [Countess Of Mercia] GODGIFU.


Herwaldus Le Wake Of MERCIA7,130 was born in 1004. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Leofric OF MERCIA III and Lady Godiva Countess Of MERCIA.


Leverunia Of MERCIA7,27,70,97,173,233 was born about 1034 in Mercia, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] She was also known as Leverunia Unknown.174 Ancestral File Number:<AFN> HPGJ-BB Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND.


Lucia Of MERCIA6,7,35,36,106,115,130,215,216,217,248,262 was born in 1032 in Mercia, England.35 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]946,2332 She died between 1057 and 1143 in , , England.115,946,2332 She was also known as Lady Of Mercia. She was buried in Spalding, Lincoln, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] Name Suffix:<NSFX> **
! RELATIONSHIP: H. Reed Black is 25th G G Son.(Ranulph de Meschines, Earl of Chester) m. Lucia, widow of Roger de Romara, Ear l of Lincoln, and dau. of Algar, the Saxon, Earl of Mercia. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages,. Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 365, Me schines, Earls of Chester]

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"...Stephen juggled his earldoms in 1140, transferring William of Albini to Sussex and making William de Roumare, Earl of Lincoln. William de Roumare was half brother to Ranulf, Earl of Chester , both sons of Lucy, who is thought to be the daughter of Thorold, sheriff and castellan of Lincoln Castle. William was the son of Lucy's second husband, Roge r fitz Gerold, and Ranulf, the son of her third husband, Ranulf le Meschin, Ear l of Chester." [Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53, Jim Bradbury, Al an Sutton Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 1996]
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On CD-100, Autom ated Archives, Automated Family Pedigrees #1, Lucy is reported to be the daught er of Beatrice Malet; no father is given nor is the ancestry extended beyond Ma let. Three genealogies on the Automated Archives, Automated Family Pedigrees #3 , CD-#102 give Ives/Ivo (de) Taillebois and Lucy/Lucia of Mercia as the parents of Lucy "The Countess," giving her the last name of Taillebois. On Brøderbund WFT, Vol. 3, Tree #3334, Ivo and Lucia are again given as the parents; I suspec t the source of this information is CD-102.

Interestingly enough, in six dif ferent genealogies on CD-102, Thorold is reported to be the father of Lady Godi va!!! That would make Lucy and Godiva sisters, although they were born almost 1 00 years apart.

Ancestral File Number:<AFN> 8XQ8-7R

Ancestral File Number :<AFN> 8XQ8-7RAncestral File Number:<AFN> 8XQ8-7R
Lucy, living 1130, widow susscessively, of Ives Taillebois and Roger Fitz Gerol d; m. probably c 1098 Ranulph III le Meschin. [Ancestral Roots]

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The following copied from www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/research/prosop/PRS PN2.stm,
gives the latest research on the ancestry of Lucy:
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Antecessor Noster:
The Parentage of Countess Lucy Made Plain

A lot of ink has flowed on the subject, but there can be no doubt that the 'mysterio us' Countess Lucy of Chester was William Malet's thrice-married granddaughter, the daughter of Robert Malet's sister and Turold the Sheriff of Lincoln (dead b y 1079). The suggestion was first made by R. Kirk in 1888. As N. Sumner has mor e recently observed: 'This account has the merit of explaining why the lordship of Spalding and other places in Lincolnshire were held after Ivo's death not b y Beatrice, his direct heir and the daughter of his marriage to Lucy, but by th e later husbands of Lucy, Roger fitz Gerold and Ranulph Meschines.' It is clear from her charters that Lucy was an heiress; as was to be expected, her estates passed to the sons of her second and third marriages. Kirk's work was based up on conjecture, and contained a number of errors. The question of Lucy's parenta ge has therefore remained open. Nevertheless, there is proof that Kirk was righ t.

A spurious charter of Crowland Abbey made Turold of Bucknall (the Sheriff ) the founder of the priory of Spalding as a cell of Crowland. It also called T urold brother of Godiva countess of Mercia, but subsequently described Godiva's son Earl Algar as Turold's cognatus (cousin). A genealogia fundatoris of Coven try Abbey made Lucy a daughter of Earl Algar and sister and heiress of earls Ed win and Morcar. The Peterborough Chronicle and the Pseudo-Ingulf's Chronicle of Crowland both made Lucy the daughter of Algar and niece or great-niece of Turo ld. We know that William Malet was half-English, so these traditions probably b oil down to a relationship between Countess Godiva and William's English mother .

In 1153 a charter [RRAN, III, 180] of the future Henry II for Lucy's son R anulf II of Chester referred to her uncles Robert Malet and Alan of Lincoln. Al an of Lincoln was the successor, and almost certainly the son, of Domesday's Al fred of Lincoln. Chronologically, it is most unlikely that Alan was Lucy's uncl e. It was probably another of Alfred's sons whom Domesday described as Alfred n epos [nephew or grandson] of Turold, then holding a fee which was certainly the reafter held with the rest of the senior Alfred's fee by his heir Alan. Domesda y provides a further indication that Alfred senior married another of William M alet's daughters when it names a William as Alfred's predecessor in two of his manors. Other parts of each of these manors (Linwood and Rothwell) were held in 1086 by Durand Malet, who was probably William's son. It seems that Henry's ch arter can be explained by seeing a scribe, perhaps in search of rhetorical bala nce, commit the error of ascribing two uncles to Lucy, instead of a niece (Lucy ) and a nephew (Alan of Lincoln) to Robert Malet, who was uncle to both.

Tu rold is evidenced in Domesday Book as a benefactor of Crowland Abbey, to which he gave a parcel of land at Bucknall. The abbey also held land at Spalding that had probably been granted to it by Earl Algar and there is evidence to suggest that Turold the Sheriff gave further land there to the abbey of St Nicholas, A ngers, before 1079. Lucy and her first husband Ivo Taillebois subsequently foun ded, or perhaps re-founded, a priory at Spalding subject to St Nicholas, Angers . A revealing phrase from the Register of Spalding Priory reads: 'mortuo quia d icto Thoraldo relicta sibi herede Lucia predicta' [at his death Turold left an heir, the aforesaid Lucy]. The word heres, 'heir' Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA. Parents: . Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Princess Of Wessex\ Alfgifu ENGLAND. Parents: . Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA and Alversa MALET.

Spouse: 1st Baron Of Kendal Ivo Fitzrichard TAILLEBOIS DE REUMAR. 1St Baron Of Kendal Ivo Fitzrichard TAILLEBOIS DE REUMAR and Lucia Of MERCIA were married WFT Est 1042-1098 in .115,2332 Children were: Countess Of Chester Lucy Barns Spalding TAILLEBOIS, Ethelred II Baron KENDAL, Eldred De Taillebois 2Nd Baron Of KENDAL, William De TAILLEBOIS, Adeliza Matilda TAILLEBOIS, Lucia DE TAILLEBOIS, Beatrice TAILLEBOIS, Adeliza DE TAILLEBOIS, Lord Kendal Eldred TALBOS, Lucia Of MERCIA.

Spouse: Roger Fitzgerold De ROMARE. Roger Fitzgerold De ROMARE and Lucia Of MERCIA were married in 1089 in Mercia, England.115 Children were: William De ROMARE.

Spouse: Earl Of Chester Ranulph III DE MESCHINES Meschines. Earl Of Chester Ranulph III DE MESCHINES Meschines and Lucia Of MERCIA were married about 1098 in 3rd Husband.115 Children were: Alice DE MESCHINES, 4th Earl Of Chester Ranulph DE Gernon, William De ST. PIERRE.

Spouse: Roger DE ROMARA. Roger DE ROMARA and Lucia Of MERCIA were married in 1089 in Mercia, England. Children were: William DE ROMARA.


Lucia Of MERCIA7,946,2232,2332 was born in 1070 in Mercia, England.946 She died Deceased.946,2332 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Unknown-Begin] (Ranulph de Meschines, Earl of Chester) m. Lucia, widow of Roger de Romara, Ear l of Lincoln, and dau. of Algar, the Saxon, Earl of Mercia. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages,. Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 365, Me schines, Earls of Chester]

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"...Stephen juggled his earldoms in 1140, transferring William of Albini to Sussex and making William de Roumare, Earl of Lincoln. William de Roumare was half brother to Ranulf, Earl of Chester , both sons of Lucy, who is thought to be the daughter of Thorold, sheriff and castellan of Lincoln Castle. William was the son of Lucy's second husband, Roge r fitz Gerold, and Ranulf, the son of her third husband, Ranulf le Meschin, Ear l of Chester." [Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53, Jim Bradbury, Al an Sutton Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 1996]
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On CD-100, Autom ated Archives, Automated Family Pedigrees #1, Lucy is reported to be the daught er of Beatrice Malet; no father is given nor is the ancestry extended beyond Ma let. Three genealogies on the Automated Archives, Automated Family Pedigrees #3 , CD-#102 give Ives/Ivo (de) Taillebois and Lucy/Lucia of Mercia as the parents of Lucy "The Countess," giving her the last name of Taillebois. On Brøderbund WFT, Vol. 3, Tree #3334, Ivo and Lucia are again given as the parents; I suspec t the source of this information is CD-102.

Interestingly enough, in six dif ferent genealogies on CD-102, Thorold is reported to be the father of Lady Godi va!!! That would make Lucy and Godiva sisters, although they were born almost 1 00 years apart. Parents: 1st Baron Of Kendal Ivo Fitzrichard TAILLEBOIS DE REUMAR and Lucia Of MERCIA.


Morcar MERCIA6,7 was born about 1028 in Of, Mercia, England. He died in 1089. ! RELATIONSHIP: H. Reed Black is 25th G G Nephew. Parents: Earl Of Mercia Alfgar III Earl Of MERCIA.


Morcar Of MERCIA7,14,122 was born about 960 in Mercia, England.

Spouse: Edgitha ENGLAND. Morcar Of MERCIA and Edgitha ENGLAND were married. Children were: Ealgyth Of MERCIA.


Thurfrida MERCIA.259

Spouse: Hereward Of MERCIA. Children were: Thurfrida MERCIA.


Thurfrida MERCIA7,259 was born in 1040 in Lincolnshire, England. She was also known as Torfrida. Parents: Hereward Of MERCIA and Thurfrida MERCIA.

Spouse: Hugh De EVERMER. Hugh De EVERMER and Thurfrida MERCIA were married in . Children were: Godiva De EVERMER.


Torfrida Of MERCIA7,386 was born about 1058 in Lincolnshire, England. Parents: .

Spouse: Hugh DE EVERMER. Children were: Miss DE EVERMER.


Wiglaf (Witglaff) MERCIA7,27 died in 840. He was born in .

Children were: WIGMUND.


\King Of Mercia\ Wiglaf Of MERCIA7,140 died in 840. Acceded 827. Ruled 827-828 & 830-839.


The information in this GEDCOM has b een compiled by David Lovegrove. Contact him at dlovegrove@cheerful.com.

Children were: Prince Wigmund MERCIA.


Prince Wigmund MERCIA7,139,140,141,299,465,466 was born about 792 in Mercia, England. The information in this GEDCOM has been compiled by David Lovegrove. Contact h im at dlovegrove@cheerful.com. Parents: . Parents: \King Of Mercia\ Wiglaf Of MERCIA.

Spouse: Elfleda MERCIA. Prince Wigmund MERCIA and Elfleda MERCIA were married. Children were: ST. WISTAN, Eadburga OF MERCIA, Eadburh MERCIA.


Witglaff Of MERCIA7,530 was born in 762 in Mercia, England.

Children were: WIGMUND.


Jean MERCIER.822

Children were: Perrine MERCIER.


Marie MERCIER7,188 was born in 1643.

Spouse: Antoine BABIN. Antoine BABIN and Marie MERCIER were married in 1662 in France. Children were: Charles BABIN.


Perrine MERCIER.822 Parents: Jean MERCIER.

Spouse: Thomas LOUSCHE. Children were: Francois LOUSCHE.


Bernard De MERCOEUR7,64 was born in 850. Parents: Ithier II De MERCOEUR and ARSINDE.

Spouse: HILDEGARDE. Bernard De MERCOEUR and HILDEGARDE were married. Children were: Eldegarde Algardis De MERCOEUR.


Eldegarde Algardis De MERCOEUR7,64 was born in 875 in . Parents: Bernard De MERCOEUR and HILDEGARDE.

Spouse: Robert I D' AUVERGNE. Robert I D' AUVERGNE and Eldegarde Algardis De MERCOEUR were married in . Children were: V D'auvergne Robert II D' AUVERGNE.


Ithier II De MERCOEUR7,64 was born in 825. He died in 870. Parents: .

Spouse: ARSINDE. Ithier II De MERCOEUR and ARSINDE were married. Children were: Bernard De MERCOEUR.


Joseph MEREDITH2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 31390. [boyd-trees.ged]











!(1) "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750," by Albert
Cook Myers (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1969) p.427.

(1) 1740: Of Ahentriske, Parish Blaris, Co. Down at the time of his marriage.[alice-boyd.FTW]

!(1) "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750," by Albert
Cook Myers (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1969) p.427.

(1) 1740: Of Ahentriske, Parish Blaris, Co. Down at the time of his marriage.

Spouse: Jane "Jean" MACKEY. Joseph MEREDITH and Jane "Jean" MACKEY were married on 30 Nov 1740 in , Ireland.2,3 Reference Number:582166

Spouse: Jane "Jean" MACKEY. Joseph MEREDITH and Jane "Jean" MACKEY were married on 30 Nov 1740 in , Ireland.2,3 Reference Number:591523


Katharine MEREDITH2,3 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 33343. [boyd-trees.ged]











!(1) "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750," by Albert
Cook Myers (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1969) p.427.

(1) 1737: Of Parish of Blaris, Co. Down at the time of her marriage.[alice-boyd.FTW]

!(1) "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750," by Albert
Cook Myers (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1969) p.427.

(1) 1737: Of Parish of Blaris, Co. Down at the time of her marriage.

Spouse: John MACKEY. John MACKEY and Katharine MEREDITH were married on 22 Apr 1737 in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Ireland.2,3 Reference Number:629326


Living MEREDITH.3

Spouse: Living TAYLOR.


Lucinda MEREDITH3,405 was born in 1818.3,405 She died in 1924.3,405 She is reference number 98716.

Spouse: Richard GOODALL. Richard GOODALL and Lucinda MEREDITH were married WFT Est 1834-1867.3,405 Reference Number:1547212 Children were: Martha GOODALL, Elizabeth GOODALL, Sarah GOODALL, Lucinda GOODALL, Harriet GOODALL, Earl GOODALL, Richard GOODALL, Charles GOODALL.

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