Hubert de Vallibus
- Born: Vallibus, Normandy, France
- Marriage: Grecia
- Died: 1164, England 765
Another name for Hubert was Hubert de Vaux Baron of Gilsland, Cumberland.
Noted events in his life were:
• Great Rolls of the Exchequer, A.D., 1158-4 Henry II, Roll 2, Memb. 2. 765
"Robert the son of Troite renders account of the farm of Carlisle. In the Treasury 55£ 3s 8d-And unto the Kinghts of the Temple, 1 mark of silver. And in the Corredy prepared against the arrival of the King, which he gave unto Hubert de Vaux, 11£ 3s by the King's writ. And he has of surplus 100s.-And the same Sheriff renders account of 80£ 10s 8d of the Neatgeld. In the Treasure 57£-And in pardons by the King's writ. Unto Hurbert de Vaux, 18£ 13s 3d. And unto the Canons of Carlisle, 37s 4d. And in the waste of the King's demesnes, 60s. And he is quit.-And the same Sheriff rendrs account of 50 marks of silver of the gift of the County. In the Treasure 29£-And in pardon by the King's writ. Unto Hubert de Vaux, 63s 10d. And unto the Sheriff 23s. And he is quit.-And the same Sheriff renders account of 20£ of the gift of the City of Carlisle. he has paid it into the Treasure. And he is quit."
~The Pipe-rolls, Or Sheriff's Annual of the Revenues of the Crown, . . ., pg. 227
• Background Information. 185
The Norman Castle of Vaux or De Vallibus is mentioned by Orderic Vitalis: and then Terra di Vallibus continued in the possession of the family to which it gave their name until the time of King John. Two brothers, Robert and Aitard de Vaux, appears in Domesday as mesne-lords in Norfolk. The former was probably the same Robert de Vals or de Vaux who, six years before, gave his Tithes to St. Evrault [orderic Vit. 576]. Both of them held of Roger Bigod. "Robert de Vallibus, who held Pentney of Bigod, founded a Priory there for the souls of Agnes his wife and their children."
Hubert de Vaux, the grandson of the founder of Pentney Priory, Robert Vaux, and son of the second Robert Vaux, received from Henry II, a grant of the barony of Gilsland, one of the three great fiefs into which Ranulph de Meschines had divided the frontier district of Cumberland. Hubert earned his share of the reconquered territory by helping to drive out the Scots. Hubert died in 1164, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Robert. Robert died without issue and his brother Ralph succeeded him. The line terminated with Ralph's grandson, Hubert II, whose daughter Maud, Landy of Gilsland, carried the barony to the Multons; and her great-great-grand-daughter Margaret again transferred it to the Dacres.
~The Battle Abbey Roll, Vol. I, pg. 295-296
• Background Information. 829
Hubert de Vaux acquired the Barony of Gillesland by grants from Ranulph de Meschines, upon whom the Victorious Norman had conferred the whole county of Cumberland. This Hubert was succeeded by his son Robert de Vaux, or Vallibus.
~Burke's A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormand and Abeyance, pg. 532
• Background Information. 888
In a Charter of henry II, Hubert de Vallibus "totam terram quam Gilbertus filus Boet tenuit," or all of Gill's land, know as Gilsland. There was and addition in the chater (de incremento) of Corby and Catterlen. All these lands, Hurbert de Vallibus was to hold to him and his heirs forever, per serviciam duorum militum, meaning due to his military service to the crown.
~Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Vol. IV, p. 451