Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 6: Hereford


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Volume 6, pages 455 and 456 (as modified by volume 14):
His widow [Cecily, widow of Roger (of Gloucester), Earl of Hereford (d. 1155)] m. Walter DE MAYENNE (Meduana), who d. before 1190/1, when as the Countess of Hereford who was wife of Walter de Mayenne she was assessed for 29 knights' fees. In 1192 she was widow of William of Poitou. [Bracton's Note Book, no. 671]

Bracton's Note Book makes it clear that Cecily was married to William of Poitou before Walter de Mayenne. Her marriage to Walter de Mayenne took place by - or soon after - 1162 [W. E. Wightman, The Lacy family in England and Normandy, 1066-1194, p. 175 (1966), citing Herefordshire Domesday, circa 1160-1170, p. 81 (1950)].

[Tim Powys-Lybbe supplied extracts from Wightman's work in June 2003.
Item last updated: 18 July 2003.]

Volume 6, pages 465 and 466 (as modified by volume 14, though the correction is mistakenly referred to p. 462):
He [Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex (d. 1298)] m., in 1275, Maud DE FIENNES. She was da. of Enguerrand DE FIENNES, SEIGNEUR DE FIENNES in Guisnes, by Isobel, sister, of Jacques, SEIGNEUR DE CONDÉ, BAILLEUL and MORIAMMEZ in Hainault, da. of Nicholas I, SEIGNEUR DE CONDÉ, by Isobel, DAME DE MORIALMÉ [Joseph Noel, Grands Seigneur d'Autrefois, Les Haut-Voués et Dames Avouresses de Fosse, 1957, p. 31. Ex inform. Andrew Moriarty] and granddaughter of Guillaume DE FIENNES, by Agnes DE DAMMARTIN, da. of Alberic (II), COUNT OF DAMMARTIN.(a)
Note a:
Simon de Dammartin, Count of Aumâle, by his wife Marie, Countess of Ponthieu (cousin german of Louis VIII of France), was father of Jeanne, Countess of Ponthieu and Aumâle, who m. Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon, who was father by her of Queen Eleanor, consort of Edward I. The Countess of Hereford was therefore 2nd cousin to the Queen. See Anselme, Hist. Gén. de la Maison Royale de France, &c.; Mon. Ger. Hist. Script., vols 25 and 26.

The above text represents the corrected text intended by volume 14, though the correction is mistakenly referred to p. 462.

[This correction was discussed in July 2002 by Adrian Channing, John P. Ravilious and Ian Fettes.]

Volume 6, page 467:
[Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex (d. 1321/2)] The King took his homage and he had livery of his father's lands 16 Feb. 1298.(b)
Note b:
Cal. Fine Rolls. ...

The date of his homage was 16 February 1299 [Calendar of Fine Rolls, 1272-1307, p. 409].

[This correction was pointed out by Gunnar A. Welle.
Item last updated: 27 May 2009.]