Nesta of Wales


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Robert Fitz Payn

Nesta of Wales

  • Born: Wales
  • Marriage: Robert Fitz Payn 1325,1453

bullet   Another name for Nesta was Nesta of Cymru.

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Heritage. 1325
"About 1251, Robert Fitz Payne, in right of his wife Nesta, a Welsh-woman, and David de Wideworth, in right of his father, claimed a mountain of 100 acres against Walter de Penbrok."

~The Old Pembroke Families in the Ancient County Palatine of Pembroke, p. 95

• Background Information: Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard. 1452,1453
The manor of Over Woolacombe that Sir Alexander de Cruwys held of Galfried de Camville who held it of Thomas de Merton who held it of the king. [Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, vol. I (Bedford - Devon), p. 336] This acquisition of Over Woolacombe has been used as evidence that Robert's wife was Matilda (or Maud) Fitz Pain, the daughter of Robert Fitz Payne and Nesta his wife. [Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, vol. 84 (1952). pp. 1-19 'Address of the President: Records at Cruwys Morchard,' by Mrs. M.C.S. (Margaret Campbell Speke) Cruwys] In 1242, Robert Fitz Payne and Nesta held a fee in Owlacombe, Over Woolacombe and Blymethesham. [Testa de Nevill, pt. 2, p. 775]

Nesta married Robert Fitz Payn 1325.,1453 (Robert Fitz Payn was born in Wales.)

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