- Marriage: Richard de Cormeilles 1344
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 1344
In 1066 Eddeva held 4¾ hides in Wendy, 1 hide being held of her by 6 sokemen. By 1086 all her land there was held of Count Alan by Odo his chamberlain. [V.C.H. Cambs. i. 375, 416] The overlordship of Alan's honor of Richmond is recorded until the 16th century. [e.g. Feud. Aids, i. 172, 190; P.R.O., C 142/32 no. 17] By 1130 Odo had been succeeded by his son Robert the chamberlain who held land in Wendy. [Early Yorks. Chart. ed. C.T. Clay (Y.R.S. extra ser. ii), v. 168-9; Farrer, Feud. Cambs. 17] Robert's sons George and Niel both died without issue and in 1191 Niel was succeeded by the representatives of his sisters. Those sisters probably numbered five. [Cf. Early Yorks. Chart. v. 171-4, which in part differs from Farrer, Feud. Cambs. 121]
Beatrice, one of Niel's sisters, married first Richard de Cormeilles (d. 1177) and secondly Robert de Lisle (fl. 1206). Her rights in Wendy descended to her son Walter de Cormeilles (d. c. 1217). [Dugdale, Baronage, i. 424; Farrer, Honors and Kts. Fees, iii. 172; Cal. Inq. Misc. i, p. 170] Walter's heirs were his five daughters, and Wendy passed to Sibyl who married first Ralph Belet (fl. 1212) and secondly Hugh Giffard [Dugdale, Baronage, i. 424; Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 78; Cur. Reg. R. vi. 190, 249] who held part of a fee in Wendy c. 1235. [Liber de Bernewelle, 273] Hugh's sons, Walter, archbishop of York (d. 1279), and Godfrey, bishop of Worcester (d. 1302), were succeeded by John, son of their brother William Giffard, probably the William who had acquired FitzRalphs in 1265.
~A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, Volume 8, pp. 135-142
Beatrice married Richard de Cormeilles, son of Ansfrid de Cormeilles and Unknown.1344 (Richard de Cormeilles was born in Sollers Hope, Ross, Herefordshire, England.)