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F, b. circa 1187

Family: Roger Bertram, II, (b. April 23, 1187, d. 1242)


  • Birth: Agnes was born circa 1187.

William Bertram, II

M, b. circa 1157, d. 1206


Family: Alice Umfreville (b. circa 1159)


  • Birth: William Bertram, II, was born circa 1157 in Mitford, Northumberland, England.
  • Death: He died in 1206.
  • Note: William Bertram II, in 1196, occurs as son and heir of Roger, and accounts to the sheriff of that year for his barony, which then consisted of the parishes of Greatham, Felton, Mitford and Ponteland. He confirmed to the monks of Brinkburne all the grants which his grandfather William and his father Roger had made to them, and died about the year 1199. He married Alice, daughter of Odonell Umfreville, and sister of Robert Umfreville, who gave her the villes of Great Bavington and Kirklawe, with the service of Robert of Divellstone in North Milbourne, besides the forest of Ottercope and right of a free chase on certain lands on the west side of Rede, about Corsenside. William Bertram died in the 7th year of King John, 1206, for at that time we find King John conferring the wardship of his lordship's son and heir, Roger, upon Peter de Brus with the custody of his lands during his minority, in consideration of the sum of 300 marks. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 702-703)

    WILLIAM BERTRAM who obtained a grant from the Crown, 5 John (1204), of the manor of Felton, in Northumberland; married Alice, sister of Robert de Umfravil; died before 7 John (1206), for in that year the wardship of his son Roger was conferred by King John upon Peter de Brus. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 166.)

Alice Umfreville

F, b. circa 1159


Family: William Bertram, II, (b. circa 1157, d. 1206)


  • Birth: Alice Umfreville was born circa 1159 in Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland, England.

Roger Bertram

M, b. circa 1128, d. 1199


Family: Ada De Morville (b. circa 1180, d. 1240)


  • Birth: Roger Bertram was born circa 1128 in Mitford, Northumberland, England.
  • Marriage: He and Ada De Morville were married.
  • Death: Roger Bertram died in 1199.
  • Note: Roger Bertram I, eldest son, with his cross confirmed his father's deed of Brinkburne Priory. In 1157 he gave fifty marks for a market at Mitford. Held of the crown, in 1165, by the service of five knight's fees, by which his father and grandfather had holden under Henry I. In 1172 he paid œ6 10s scutage, to excuse his either going himself or sending a proxy with Henry II, to the conquest of Ireland. To the monks of Newminster he gave the granges of Highlaws, in this parish, and of Horton in the parish of Ponteland, and a part of a peat moss to the nuns of Holystane, the woods called Baldwinwood, and afterwards Nunriding. This was the Roger Bertram who confirmed his father's grants to the monks of Brinkburne, and gave to them the church of Felton, and to them and their men residing within Feltonshire, common of pasture on a moiety of the ground holden by Eudo de Sauceby in exchange for a moiety carucate of land which he had given to his uncle in Aldworth. Richard and Robert Bertram and Ralph de St. Peter bring witnesses to the grant. He married Ada ....., who was a benefactor to the Newminster Priory. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 702)

    ROGER BERTRAM, eldest son, who 12 Henry II (1166) certified to six and one-half knights fees and 18 Henry II (1122) paid scutage for not going in the expedition to Ireland; by Ada his wife had as son and heir William. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 167.)

Alice de Lucy

F, b. circa 1144


Family: Odonell Umfreville (b. circa 1144, d. 1182)


  • Birth: Alice de Lucy was born circa 1144 in Luce, Near Maine, Normandy, France.

William Bertram

M, b. circa 1080


Family: Hawise Balliol (b. 1103)


  • Birth: William Bertram was born circa 1080 in Mitford, Northumberland, England.
  • Note: William Bertram I, with the approbation of his wife Hawyse and his sons Roger, Guy, William and Richard, founded the Augustinians of Brinkmere, in Northumberland, where he lies buried, with his inscription: "Hic jacet Rogerus Bertram--Fundator." He also gave to the Abbey of Newminster lands between that house and Mitford. He had a brother Alexander. Hawise or Alice, his wife, was the daughter of Sir William Morley, of Morpeth, Knight. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 702)

    William Bertram, who was the first founder of the Brinkburn Priory, in Northumberland, in the reign of Henry I. This was done with the approbation of his wife Hawise, who was the daughter of Sir William Merley of Morpath. They had four sons: Roger, Guy, William and Richard. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 733)

    WILLIAM BERTRAM, in the reign of Henry I, who founded the Augustinian Priory of Brinkburne, in Northumberland; married Hawyse, daughter of Sir William Merley. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 165.)

Hawise Balliol

F, b. 1103


Family: William Bertram (b. circa 1080)


  • Birth: Hawise Balliol was born in 1103 in Bywell, Northumberland, England.

Richard Bertram

M, b. circa 1045

Family: Sybil Mitford (b. circa 1050)


  • Birth: Richard Bertram was born circa 1045 in Dignan, Normandy, France.
  • Note: Richard Bertram, a son of the Lord of Dignam, in Normandy, and a follower of William, the Conqueror, had enfeoffed tenants in the barony of Mitford prior to the death of Henry I, 1135. He married Sigel or Sybil, only daughter and heir of John, Lord of Mitford, in the time of Edward, the Confessor. (Edward was King 1042-1066. When he died in the spring of 1066, Harold, Earl of Wessex, became King, but was conquered by William, of Normandy, in October of the same year, when he was killed at the Battle of Hastings. E. E. W.) The barony of Mitford extended over the whole of the parishes of Mitford, Ponteland and Felton, in County Northumberland, and of Greatham in Durham. and with the exception of such parts of it as were given in free alms to the clergy of its several parishes, and to monasteries and hospitals, continued in the possession of the ancient family of Bertram unincumbered and entire until the death of the 2nd Roger Bertram in 1243. Tradition holds her dim torch over it into times prior to the Conquest, the steady rays of history do not begin to beam upon it until the reign of Henry II, 1154-1189. John, Lord Mitford, had an only daughter, Sybil, whom the Conqueror married to Richard Bertram. This Sybil is said to have had an uncle, Matthew de Mitford, from whom the families of Mitford and Exbury derive their descent. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 702.)

Sybil Mitford

F, b. circa 1050


Family: Richard Bertram (b. circa 1045)


  • Birth: Sybil Mitford was born circa 1050.

John Mitford

M, b. circa 1020



  • Birth: John Mitford was born circa 1020.

Guy De Balliol

M, b. 1077, d. 1122


Family: Denise Dionysia (b. 1079)


  • Birth: Guy De Balliol was born in 1077 in Northumberland, England.
  • Marriage: He and Denise Dionysia were married in 1099.
  • Death: Guy De Balliol died in 1122, at age ~45, in Stokesley, Yorkshire, England.

Odonell Umfreville

M, b. circa 1144, d. 1182

Family: Alice de Lucy (b. circa 1144)


  • Birth: Odonell Umfreville was born circa 1144.
  • Death: He died in 1182.
  • Note: Odonell de Umfreville was one of the twelve English knights who went with Robert FitzHamon into Wales, when he came into full possession of the territories of the Lord of Glamorganshire, a considerable portion of which he divided among his twelve companions in arms. Odonell is the first of his family upon whom history has thrown any of her broader lights. He stands conspicuous in the field, was admitted at court, and though the cloister has censured him as an extortioner and a tyrant, yet he was a considerable benefactor to it. In the Red Book his name is written Odinal D'unfrancville. In 1262 and 1272 we find him paying assessments to scutage; and in the memorable incursion of William, the Lion, King of Scotland, into England in 1174, his castle of Harbottle was taken, and that of Prudhoe besieged, but relieved by the timely assistance of the Sheriff of Yorkshire, de Vescy, Lord of Alnwick and Malton, and other northern lords. He had, however, ample revenge on the Lion King for the injuries he had done him, for he was one of the eight barons who captured that monarch near Alnwick, in his return from that destructive raid. In 1176 Odanel was at the court of the King of England, and a witness to Henry's arbitration between the kings of Castile and Navarre; and on October 4th, the following year, he witnessed a grant of the King of Scotland, dated at Edinburgh. In the time of Richard I, his Northumberland property holden by knight's service of the crown, was assessed at two knight's fees, at which rate it continued for several generations afterwards, through his son Robert. He had other sons, William and Richard, and two daughters. Maud or Margery married William de Albini before 1198. Odonel died in 1182. Married Alice, daughter of Richard de Lucy. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 696.)

Richard de Lucy

M, b. circa 1098, d. July 1179


Family: Rohese FitzRichard De Clare (b. 1089)


  • Birth: Richard de Lucy was born circa 1098 in Dunmow, Essex, England.
  • Death: He died in July 1179 in Kent County, England.
  • Note: Led in the Revolt of 1173-1174

    Richard de Luci (died 1179) (Richard de Lucy) was first noted as Sheriff of the County of Essex. His wife Rohese, who is named in several documents, might have been a sister of Faramus of Boulonge. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he was made Chief Justiciar of England jointly with Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. When de Beaumont died in 1168, he continued to hold the office in his own right.

    He resigned his office in 1179, and retired to Lesnes Abbey in Kent, where he died and was buried three months later 14 July 1179. His second son was Godfrey de Luci (d. 1204), Bishop of Winchester. (Wikipedia.)

Randolph Fitzrandolph

M, b. circa 1215, d. March 31, 1270


Family: Anastasia Percy (b. 1216)


  • Birth: Randolph Fitzrandolph was born circa 1215.
  • Death: He died on March 31, 1270 in Spennithorne, Yorkshire, England.

Anastasia Percy

F, b. 1216


Family: Randolph Fitzrandolph (b. circa 1215, d. March 31, 1270)


  • Birth: Anastasia Percy was born in 1216 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

Randolph Fitzrandolph

M, b. circa 1184, d. 1251


Family: Mary Bigod (b. 1184)


  • Birth: Randolph Fitzrandolph was born circa 1184.
  • Death: He died in 1251.
  • Note: Lord of Middleham Randolph FitzRandolph, Lord of Middleham, married Mary Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod, Surety for the Magna Carta. In 13th of King John, 1212, he was acquitted of Scutage of Scotland, but was summoned with other eminent men of the North to go with horse and arms and all the power he could make to march into Scotland for the rescue of the king of that realm, who had married a daughter of Henry III, out of the hands of his rebellious subjects. He was buried at Coverham in 1251. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 754.)

Mary Bigod

F, b. 1184


Family: Randolph Fitzrandolph (b. circa 1184, d. 1251)


  • Birth: Mary Bigod was born in 1184 in Thetford, Norfolk, England.

Robert Fitzrandolph

M, b. circa 1150

Family: Helewisa de Glenville (b. circa 1150)


  • Birth: Robert Fitzrandolph was born circa 1150.
  • Note: Robert, commonly known as Lord Robert FitzRandolph, and his descendants assumed the surname of FitzRandolph. He commenced to build the castle at Middleham A. D. 1190. He had three sons and married Helewisa, daughter of Ralph de Glenville or Glanville. She founded the Abbey of Coverham Abbey after his death. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 754.)

Helewisa de Glenville

F, b. circa 1150

Family: Robert Fitzrandolph (b. circa 1150)


  • Birth: Helewisa de Glenville was born circa 1150.

William Percy

M, b. 1189, d. July 28, 1245


Family 1: Joan Briwere (b. circa 1197)

Family 2: Eleana of Baliol (b. 1200)


  • Birth: William Percy was born in 1189 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
  • Death: He died on July 28, 1245, at age ~56.
  • Note: William de Percy was only 15 when his father died, and now became by right Baron de Percy, but his uncle, Richard de Percy, found no difficulty in usurping not only the administering of the entire estates of the family, but even the baronial title as well. Young William, 7th Baron Percy, was of a sluggard disposition, as may be judged from his tame submission to the usurpation of his uncle. Not until he had reached middle age did he make any effort to regain his ravished lordships. He married Eleana, daughter of Inglegram de Baliol, and her relatives gradually induced William to assert himself. Richard defied every effort to dislodge him, and when the King himself was appealed to, a compromise was effected by which Richard was left in undisputed possession of the barony and estates until his death, after which William was to inherit both, to the exclusion of the usurper's sons, who died sine prole. When William, 7th Baron Percy, at length came into his own, he was in his 52nd year, and died in 1245. He had seven sons. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 551)

    William Percy married 1st Eleana de Baloil and had seven sons, and married 2nd Joan Bruere-Briwere, and had four daughters, Anastasia, Joan, Alice and Agnes. William Percy was the son of Henry Percy and Isabel de Brus; son of Agnes Percy and Joscelyn de Lovain, who was descended from the Dukes of Brabant and Hainault, and all the French Kings back to Charlemagne. William Percy did not come into full possession of all those rights and properties, which had been usurped at the decease of his grandmother Agnes by his uncle Richard Percy, youngest son of Agnes and Joscelyn, until 1244. He did not live long to enjoy them, for he died in 1245. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 823.)

Joan Briwere

F, b. circa 1197


Family: William Percy (b. 1189, d. July 28, 1245)


  • Birth: Joan Briwere was born circa 1197 in Stoke, Devonshire, England.

Henry Percy

M, b. circa 1160, d. 1174


Family: Isabel Bruce (b. circa 1160)


  • Birth: Henry Percy was born circa 1160 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
  • Death: He died in 1174.
  • Note: Henry Percy, eldest son, died in his mother's lifetime. He married Isabel, daughter of Adam de Brus of Skelton, and she brought the manor of Levingston and sundry other lands. They had William and Henry. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 551)

    Henry de Percy, who appears to have died before his mother. He married Isabel, daughter of Adam de Bruce, Lord of Skelton, with whom he had the Manor of Levington. He also had the great Petworth estate in Sussex, which Josceline had obtained from his sister, Queen Adeliza. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 829)

    HENRY DE PERCY, Sixth Baron de Percy (but in the House of Percy, by Gerald Brenan, p. 6, he says "Sir Henry Percy, Knight, died before his mother, 1196, and is, therefore, falsely styled 5th baron"); born circa 1160; died 1196; married Isabel, daughter of Adam de Brus, Lord of Skelton. Graves' Cleveland, p. 258, says "The Percies of Kildale appear to have been a branch of the Percies, Earls of Northumberland, and the manor here was probably first granted in the reign of Henry III to Henry de Percy, son of Jocelin de Louvain, on his marriage to Isabella, daughter of Adam de Brus, whose son William was styled Lord of Kildale and procured of that King a charter for a market and a fair here and also a grant of free warren and the privilege of trying and punishing felons within the manor; to him descended almost all the vast possessions of the Percy family, which was inherited after his death by his four sons, of whom Walter, the second, had Kildale and the manors in Cleveland." (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 89-90.)

Isabel Bruce

F, b. circa 1160


Family: Henry Percy (b. circa 1160, d. 1174)


  • Birth: Isabel Bruce was born circa 1160 in Skelton, Yorkshire, England.

Jocelin of Lorraine

M, b. 1121, d. 1180


Family: Agnes of Percy (b. 1133, d. October 13, 1205)


  • Birth: Jocelin of Lorraine was born in 1121 in Louvain, France.
  • Death: He died in 1180, at age ~59, in Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Note: He accompanied his half-sister Adeliza to England and married to Agnes, heiress of the Percy family, and took this surname. Probably the same as Gosuinus, mentioned in 1143 together with his sister Adeliza. (Wikipedia)

    Jocelyn de Lovain, 2nd son, came into England with his sister Adeliza and pursuant to an agreement he made took the name of Percy, and kept the arms of the Dukes of Brabant, when he married Agnes de Percy. She was a sister of Richard de Percy, who was one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta, who after the decease of his aunt, the "Countess of Warwick," entered into her share of the Percy inheritance. He was one of the most powerful lords against King John. He died without issue. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 296-297)

    JOCELIN married circa 1150 Agnes, daughter of William de Percy, fourth Baron de Percy and his wife Rohais de Tunbrigge, daughter of Gilbert, second Earl of Clare. Jocelin took the name of Percy but retained the arms of Louvain and Brabant; he died before 1189. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 62.)

Agnes of Percy

F, b. 1133, d. October 13, 1205


Family: Jocelin of Lorraine (b. 1121, d. 1180)


  • Birth: Agnes of Percy was born in 1133 in Salley Craven, West Riding, Yorkshire, England.
  • Death: She died on October 13, 1205, at age ~72, in Egmanton, Nottinghamshire England.
  • Note: The Percys, descended from a Danish raider named Mainfred who settled in the Pays de Caux (northwest of Rouen) in the ninth century, had modest estates in Yorkshire, bestowed by the Conqueror on the first of the name to arrive in England in his train. The family, however, was represented by an heiress only in the reign of Henry I, Agnes de Percy. The King's second wife, a daughter of the Duke of Brabant, thought Agnes, with her wide possessions, a suitable match for her own young half-brother, Joceline of Louvain. The marriage took place and the match produced the long line of Henry Percys ("Henry" being a favourite name of the Counts of Louvain) who played such a large part in the history of both England and Scotland. As nearly every Percy was a Warden of the Marches, Scottish doings concerned them more or less intimately—indeed, often more so than English affairs. (Wikipedia)

    She was the heiress of the Percy family. Their children took their mother's name, and their descendants include the medieval Earls of Northumberland.

    She was a sister of Richard de Percy, who was one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta, who after the decease of his aunt, the "Countess of Warwick," entered into her share of the Percy inheritance. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 296-297)

    Agnes de Percy, sister and co-heir, became sole inheritor of the line which for five generations had lorded it over the North Riding of Yorkshire. Last of the original family planted in Yorkshire by William, called Algernons, she passed on the great name and heritange to the sons whom she had borne to husband Josceline de Louvain. With her burial at Whitby Abbey began the story of the second and more splendid dynasty of Percy. While the Lady Agnes de Percy, eventual heiress of her race, was in her 16th year and as yet unwedded it occurred to the shrewd Queen Adeliza, 2nd wife of King Henry I, that no fitter match than this could be found for her own half-brother Josceline de Louvain. Accordingly she hastily summoned young Josceline from Brabant, and established him at court, where Agnes de Percy was a maid of honour. The birth and ancestry of Josceline was as splendid as his estates were slender. He was a younger son by a 2nd wife of Godfrey, Count of Brabant and Louvain, and was descended through Louis IV, King of France, 936, and his wife Gerberga, daughter of the King of Germany; son of Charles III, King of France, and Edgina, daughter of Edward, the Elder, King of England; son of Lewis II, King of France; son of Charles II, King of France; son of Lewis I, son of Charlemagne. Joselyn wedded Agnes upon condition that he should be called Jocelyn Percy, or else, that he should bear the arms of Lord Percy. He took counsel of his sister, the Queen, and chose to be called Jocelyn Percy rather than forsake his own arms, for so he should have no right of title to his father's inheritance. The date of this marriage is not certain, but it was probably about 1150, when Agnes Percy was in her 17th year. Queen Adeliza conferred on her brother, by way of a wedding present, five and a half knights' fees in Yorkshire, and the honour of Petworth in Sussex. He lived for the remainder of his life in great splendour; and is chiefly remembered for the many rich gifts which he made to abbeys and religious houses. He died previous to 1189, and the Lady Agnes in 1205. They had Henry, Ralph, Robert, Josceline and Richard, who signed the Magna Charta and was one of the Sureties. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 551.)