Robert de Umfreville
(-After 1086)


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Robert de Umfreville

  • Born: Normandy
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1086

bullet   Another name for Robert was Robert cum Barbâ.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 1224
The name of Umfreville occurs in the Battle-Abbey Roll. The founder of the family in England was Robert cum Barbâ, who is stated in a plea-roll of the reign of King John to have come over at the Conquest. He was the greatgrandfather of Richard Umfreville, who then enjoyed the possessions of the family. From the same authority we leam that the name of Richard's grandfather was Odinel. Odinel was also the name of his father, as we learn from a charter of Gilbert Umfreville, the son of Richard. The immediate predecessor of Richard was Robert Umfreville, who appears from the Pipe Roll of Northumberland to have been also the son of Odinel. In the Pipe Roll of the 31st of Henry I. we meet with Robert de Umfreville, whose name occurs with that of several other Northumberland barons who are excused the payment of Danegeld. Considering the length of time which had elapsed since the Conquest (sixty-five years), this could hardly be Robert cum Barbâ, but must have been his son, a brother of the elder Odinel. The name of Gilbert Umfreville occurs as a witness to several charters relating to lands in the north of England, in conjunction both with Robert and Odinel. He was probably another brother.

Pedigree given:
Rober cum Barbâ at the Battle of Hasting 1066
Ordinel de Umfreville (brother to Robert & Gilbert)
Ordinel de Umfrevill, occur 8th Henry II, 1162 [Pipe Roll] died 1182

~Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Northumberland. Vol. II, p. 230

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