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Beatrice Sackville

F, b. circa 1082

Family: William de Glanville (b. circa 1082)


  • Birth: Beatrice Sackville was born circa 1082.

William Ruffus

M, b. circa 1132



  • Birth: William Ruffus was born circa 1132 in Armston, Northamptonshire, England.

Hugh de Audley

M, b. circa 1289, d. November 10, 1347


Family: Margaret de Clare (b. October 1292, d. April 13, 1342)


  • Birth: Hugh de Audley was born circa 1289.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret de Clare were married in October 1307.
  • Death: Hugh de Audley died on November 10, 1347 in Tonbridge, Strafford England.
  • Note: Viscounts of Gloucester 2nd Baron d'Audley Hugh d'Audley was summoned to Parliament as Hugh Jr. from 1317-1321, when his father died, and again from 1326-1336. His lordship married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Gilbert de Clare and his wife Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, King of England. Gilbert de Clare was son of Gilbert, son of Richard de Clare, both Sureties of the Magna Charta. They left an only daughter and heiress. (Wikipedia)

    Hugh d'Audley, 2nd son of Hugh, Lord Audley and Isolt, daughter of Edmund de Mortimer of Wigmore. He was summoned to Parliament in the lifetime of his father as Hugh de Audley, junori, 1317-1321, and after that nobleman's decease from 1326-1336. Little is known of him before his marriage with a great heiress. They were married April 28, 1317, at Windsor, his wife being a granddaughter of King Edward I; she was usually called Countess of Cornwall, but in 1316 she is called Countess of Gloucester and Hertford, being Lady of Tewksbury Town and Hundred. Hugh d'Audley, Hugh le Despenser and Roger Damory were called "Vices Comites," Viscounts of Gloucester, for they had married sisters. Margaret died April 9, 1342. He died s. p. m. (without male issue) Nov. 10, 1347, and was buried in Tonbridge Priory. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 162.)

Margaret de Clare

F, b. October 1292, d. April 13, 1342


Family: Hugh de Audley (b. circa 1289, d. November 10, 1347)


  • Birth: Margaret de Clare was born in October 1292 in Tewkesbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Hugh de Audley were married in October 1307.
  • Death: Margaret de Clare died on April 13, 1342, at age 49.
  • Note: Countess of Gloucester and Hertford Countess of Cornwall She was married to Piers Gaveston, the favorite of her uncle Edward II, in October 1307. According to the Vita Edwardi Secundi, this marriage was arranged by the king "to strengthen Piers and surround him with friends." The marriage of such a high-born lady to a foreigner was not popular among the English nobility. They had one child. King Edward threw a grand celebration after the birth of this child, complete with minstrels. However, Piers Gaveston was executed only six months later, leaving Margaret a widow with a small child. Her dower rights as Countess of Cornwall were disputed, and so King Edward instead assigned her Okham castle and other lands. She joined the royal household and in 1316 accompanied the king in his journey from London to York. Following the death of their brother, Gilbert de Clare, 8th Earl of Hertford, at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Margaret and her sisters, Elizabeth and Eleanor de Clare each received a share of the inheritance. Margaret was now one of the co-heiresses to the vast Gloucester estate, and King Edward arranged a second marriage for her to another favorite, Hugh Audley. Hugh and Margaret were among the victims of their brother-in-law, Hugh the younger Despenser. In his rashness and greed for the Clare lands, he robbed Margaret of much of her rightful inheritance. In 1321, Hugh joined the other Marcher barons in looting, burning, and causing general devastation to Despenser's lands. Hugh was captured at the Battle of Boroughbridge in 1322, and was saved from a hanging thanks to the pleas of his wife. He was imprisoned, and two months later Margaret was sent to Sempringham priory. She remained there until 1326, when Hugh escaped prison and she was released from Sempringham. In the meantime, her daughter Joan Gaveston had been sent to Amesbury priory. A marriage was arranged for Joan with the son of Thomas Multon, but the girl died in early 1325 Hugh and Margaret were reunited sometime in 1326. In summer 1336, their only daughter, Margaret Audley, was abducted by Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford. Her parents filed a complaint, but King Edward III of England supported Stafford. He appeased Hugh and Margaret by creating Hugh earl of Gloucester.

    Margaret died in April 1342 and her sister Elizabeth de Clare paid for prayers to be said for her soul at Tonbridge priory. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

John Montacute

M, b. circa 1350, d. January 5, 1400


Family: Maud Francis (b. circa 1360)


  • Birth: John Montacute was born circa 1350 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Death: He died on January 5, 1400 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Note: He was an English nobleman, one of the few who remained loyal to Richard II to the very end.

    He was the son of Sir John Montacute and Margaret de Monthermer. His father was the younger brother of William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury. His mother was the granddaughter and heiress of Ralph de Monthermer. As a young man Montacute distinguished himself in the war with France, and then went to fight against the pagans in Prussia, probably on the expedition led by the Henry Bolingbroke (the future Henry IV of England). He was summoned to parliament in 1391 as Baron Montacute. Montacute was a favorite of the king during the early years of the reign of Richard II. He accompanied the king during his expeditions to Ireland in 1394 and 1395, and as a privy councilor was one of the principal advocates of the king's marriage to Isabella of Valois. During the trips to France associated with the marriage he met and encouraged Christine de Pisan, whose son was educated in the Montacute household. With the death of his mother around this time he inherited the barony of Monthermer and its estates. Montacute was a prominent Lollard, and was remonstrated by the king for this. In 1397 he became Earl of Salisbury on the death of his uncle. He continued as one of the major aristoratic allies of the king, helping to secure the fall of the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Warwick. He persuaded the king to spare the life of Warwick. He received a portion of the forfeited Warwick estates, and in 1399 was made a Knight of the Garter. Early in 1400 he went to on a successful mission to France to prevent the proposed marriage of Henry Bolingbroke and a daughter of the Duke of Berry. In May he again accompanied Richard II on an expedition to Ireland. When news reached them of that Bolingbroke had returned to England, Montacute was sent to Wales to raise opposing forces. When these deserted Montacute advised Richard to flee to Bordeaux. Instead Richard was imprisoned, Henry took the throne, and in October Montacute was arrested along with many of Richard's former councilors, and held in the Tower of London. Montacute had to answer charges related to the arrest and subsequent death of the duke of Gloucester in 1397. Eventually he was released, due to the intercession of king Henry's sister Elizabeth, Countess of Huntingdon. Not long after his release Montacute joined with the Earl of Huntingdon and others in a plot to kill king Henry and restore Richard II. After the plot failed he was caught and executed. His eldest son Thomas eventually recovered the earldom, though the attainder against John Montacute was not reversed until the accession of Edward IV in 1461. Montacute married Maud Francis, daughter of Adam Francis, who was a citizen of London. (Wikipedia.)

Thomas of Montacute

M, b. 1388, d. November 3, 1428


Family: Eleanor Holland (b. circa 1373, d. October 18, 1407)


  • Birth: Thomas of Montacute was born in 1388 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Eleanor Holland were married on May 23, 1399.
  • Death: Thomas of Montacute died on November 3, 1428, at age ~40.
  • Note: He was an English nobleman. He was one of the most important English commanders during the Hundred Years War. He was the eldest son of John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, who was killed while plotting against the king in 1400, and his lands forfeited. Thomas did get back some of his father's lost lands, and helped his financial position further by marrying Eleanor Holland, a sister and eventual co-heiress of Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, and daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent. He was summoned to parliament as Earl of Salisbury in 1409, although he was not formally invested as earl until 1421. In 1414 he was made a Knight of the Garter. In July 1415 he was one of the seven peers who tried Richard, Earl of Cambridge on charges of conspiring against the king. Montacute then joined Henry V in France, where he fought at the siege of Harfleur and at the Battle of Agincourt. Montacute fought in various other campaigns in France in the following years. In 1419 he was appointed lieutentant-general of Normandy, and then created Count of Perche, part of Henry V's policy of creating Norman titles for his noblemen. He spent most of the rest of his life as a soldier in France, leading troops in the various skirmishes and sieges that were central to that part of the Hundred Years War. On October 27, 1428 he was wounded during the siege of Orleans, when a cannonball broke a window near to where he stood, and he died a few days later. He married twice, first (as mentioned above) to Eleanor Holland, and second to Alice Chaucer, daughter of Thomas Chaucer and granddaughter of Geoffrey Chaucer. His only legitimate child was a daughter from the first marriage, Alice, who married Richard Neville. Neville succeeded his father-in-law as earl. (Wikipedia.)

Eleanor Holland

F, b. circa 1373, d. October 18, 1407


Family: Thomas of Montacute (b. 1388, d. November 3, 1428)


  • Birth: Eleanor Holland was born circa 1373 in Upholland, Lancashire, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas of Montacute were married on May 23, 1399.
  • Death: Eleanor Holland died on October 18, 1407.

Maud Francis

F, b. circa 1360


Family: John Montacute (b. circa 1350, d. January 5, 1400)


  • Birth: Maud Francis was born circa 1360 in London, Middlesex, England.

Paine Tiptoft

M, b. November 11, 1279, d. June 14, 1314


Family: Agnes Anne de Ros (b. circa 1280)


  • Birth: Paine Tiptoft was born on November 11, 1279 in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
  • Death: He died on June 14, 1314, at age 34, in Bannockburn, Stirling, Central, Scotland.
  • Note: Pain de Tibetot, who, serving in the Scottish wars, during the latter part of the reign of Edward I, was summoned to Parliament as a Baron. Upon the accession of Edward II, in 1307, served from March 10, 1308, to Nov. 25, 1313. He was subsequently Justice of the Forests beyond Trent, and Governor of the Castle of Northampton. His lordship, who made several campaigns into Scotland, fell eventually at the Battle of Strivelin, anno 1314. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 446)

    PAIN DE TIBETOT who was constituted warder of the forests beyond Trent and Governor of Northampton Castle; had summons to Parliament among the Barons from 1 to 7 Edward II; lost his life in the battle of Strivelin 1314; seized of many manors; married Agnes, daughter of William de Roos, of Hamlake. (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 150-151)

    The title of Baron Tibetot was created in the Peerage of England on March 10, 1308, as a barony by writ. It went into abeyance in 1372. (Wikipedia.)

Agnes Anne de Ros

F, b. circa 1280


Family: Paine Tiptoft (b. November 11, 1279, d. June 14, 1314)


  • Birth: Agnes Anne de Ros was born circa 1280.

Ralph Morthermer

M, b. 1268, d. April 5, 1325

Family: Joan Princess of England (b. 1265, d. April 23, 1307)


  • Birth: Ralph Morthermer was born in 1268.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Princess of England were married in 1297.
  • Death: Ralph Morthermer died on April 5, 1325, at age ~57.
  • Note: The title Baron Monthermer was created twice in the Peerage of England. The first creation was for Ralph de Monthermer who was summoned to parliament on 4 March 1309. After the death of the second baron, his heiress Margaret inherited the barony. On her death, her son, John de Montacute, succeeded her in the barony and in 1397 he became Earl of Salisbury with which title the barony then merged.

    Following her husband's death in 1295, Joan clandestinely married Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron Monthermer, a knight in her household, in 1297. Her father, King Edward I, was enraged by this lowly second marriage, especially since he was arranging a marriage for her to an Italian nobleman. He had Monthermer thrown in prison, and Joan had to plead for the release of her husband. According to the St. Albans chronicler, she told her father, "No one sees anything wrong if a great earl marries a poor and lowly woman. Why should there be anything wrong if a countess marries a young and promising man?" At last her father relented, released Monthermer from prison in August 1297, and allowed him to hold the title of Earl of Gloucester and Hereford during Joan's lifetime. Monthermer and Joan had four children.

    Ralph de Monthermer, Earl of Hertford and Gloucester (d. 1325) (acquired Earldoms through marriage to the widow of the 6th Earl, and lost them on her death in 1307) (Wikipedia.)

Eve de Chaworth

F, b. 1252, d. August 30, 1300


Family: Robert Tibetoft (b. 1246, d. 1298)


  • Birth: Eve de Chaworth was born in 1252.
  • Death: She died on August 30, 1300, at age ~48, in Nettlestead, Suffolk, England.

Thomas Monthermer

M, b. 1301, d. 1340


Family: Margaret Tiptoft (b. 1307)


  • Birth: Thomas Monthermer was born in 1301.
  • Death: He died in 1340, at age ~39.
  • Note: Knight of the Bath Seneschal of the Duchy of Aquitiane Sir William Montacute, 2nd Baron, eldest son of Sir Simon, served in several expeditions into Scotland, and distinguished himself, and as a reward for his services was made Knight of the Bath. In the reign of Edward I, he received the honour of Knighthood, along with Edward, Prince of Wales; and in the 2nd year of Edward II, he obtained the royal charter for free warren at his Manor of Aston Clinton in County Bucks, as he did afterwards for those of Saxlington in Norfolk, Knolle in Somerset, and Waneford in Devon. In the same reign he was Governor of Berhamstead Castle and Steward of the king's household; and had a grant of the bodies and ransom of Rene ap Grenon and Madoc ap Vaughan, and Andeon ap Madoc, Welsh Barons who had rebelled and been taken prisoners. Moreover, he obtained from the king a special license to make a Castle of his house at Kersington in Oxford, and was appointed Seneschal of the Duchy of Aquitiane in France, and at last of Gascony in 1318. In 1318-1319 he had summons to Parliament, and died 1320 in Gascony, but was interred at St. Frideswide, now Christ Church, Oxen. By Elizabeth, daughter of Peter, Lord Montford of Beaudefort, in County Warrick, he had issue 4 sons and 7 daughters. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 489.)

Margaret Tiptoft

F, b. 1307


Family: Thomas Monthermer (b. 1301, d. 1340)


  • Birth: Margaret Tiptoft was born in 1307.

Mary Roche

F, b. May 8, 1893, d. June 30, 1894



  • Birth: Mary Roche was born on May 8, 1893 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 30, 1894, at age 1, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Timothy Francis Hayes

M, b. April 7, 1929, d. 1981

Family: Mary Katherine Cleereman (b. November 4, 1931, d. July 14, 1985)


  • Birth: Timothy Francis Hayes was born on April 7, 1929.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Katherine Cleereman were married on June 5, 1952.
  • Divorce: Timothy Francis Hayes and Mary Katherine Cleereman were divorced in 1968.
  • Death: Timothy Francis Hayes died in 1981, at age ~52.

Florence Alice Marx

F, b. April 22, 1933, d. April 4, 2007



  • Birth: Florence Alice Marx was born on April 22, 1933 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 4, 2007, at age 73, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.

Benno Haas

M, b. September 28, 1894, d. August 3, 1960

Family: Florence Summers (b. September 8, 1906, d. July 7, 1981)


  • Birth: Benno Haas was born on September 28, 1894.
  • Death: He died on August 3, 1960, at age 65.

Joseph Mathias

M, b. circa 1850

Family: Elisabeth C Vollmer (b. circa 1850, d. March 24, 1925)


  • Birth: Joseph Mathias was born circa 1850 in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Death: He died in Budapest, Hungary.

Michael Mathias

M, b. April 6, 1901, d. February 13, 1987



  • Birth: Michael Mathias was born on April 6, 1901 in Hungary.
  • Death: He died on February 13, 1987, at age 85, in Wisconsin.

Elisabeth C Vollmer

F, b. circa 1850, d. March 24, 1925

Family: Joseph Mathias (b. circa 1850)


  • Birth: Elisabeth C Vollmer was born circa 1850 in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Death: She died on March 24, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary.

Drue of Montecuto

M, b. 1180, d. 1196

Family: Aliva Bassett (b. circa 1184, d. 1224)


  • Birth: Drue of Montecuto was born in 1180 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.
  • Death: He died in 1196, at age ~16.

Aliva Bassett

F, b. circa 1184, d. 1224


Family: Drue of Montecuto (b. 1180, d. 1196)


  • Birth: Aliva Bassett was born circa 1184 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.
  • Death: She died in 1224.

Appolonia Brown

F, b. circa 1855

Family: Joseph Merth (b. circa 1850)


  • Birth: Appolonia Brown was born circa 1855 in Hungary.

Joseph Merth

M, b. circa 1850

Family: Appolonia Brown (b. circa 1855)


  • Birth: Joseph Merth was born circa 1850 in Hungary.