Franco de Faucomberge


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Franco de Faucomberge

  • Marriage: Unknown

bullet   Another name for Franco is Franco de Fauconberg.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1357
The name Facunberge was taken from Fauquemberg, near St. Omer and was imported into Holderness by Franco homo Drogonis de Beuvere, and under-tenant in Domesday. "By the name of Franco de Falconberg de Rise, he is mentioned in the chornicle of Meax Abbey, as one of the comtemporariers and neighbours of Gamel de Melsa, on whose land the abbey was built. His family was one of the few received into favour by the Earls of Albemarle." [A.S. Ellis] They held the manor of Rise for four hundred years. Franco's son or grandson maried Agnes de Arches.

~The Ancestry of the Earl of Wigton, pp. 52-53

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