William Espec
Adeline Espec
(Abt 1088-)


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Piers de Ros

Adeline Espec

  • Born: Abt 1088, Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Piers de Ros 141,1027,1211
  • Died: Yorkshire, England

bullet   Another name for Adeline was Odelina Espec.

bullet  General Notes:

~Cockayne's Complete Peerage, Vol. XI. p. 90, Sister of Walter Espec, Lord Helmsley, and wife of Piers de Ros. 160

~ Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants p. 671, Robert I de Ros of Helmsley, Yorkshire, son of Peter de Ros (d.a. 1130) and Adeline, sister of Walter Espec, lord of Helmesly. 1027

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 1211
Walter Espec's heirs were the sons of his three sisters Hawise, Aubrey and Odelina, married respectively into the families of Bussy, Trailly and Roos (Ros). Odelina by her husband Peter de Roos had sons Everard and Robert [Rievaulx Chartul. (Surt. Soc.), 21]. In 1157-8 Robert rendered account of 1,000 marks for the land of Walter Espec, [Hunter, Gt. R. of the Pipe, 2-4 Hen. II (Rec. Com.), 146] and confirmed the grants of Walter to Rievaulx Abbey for the souls of his father and his brother Everard [Rievaulx Chartul. (Surt. Soc.), 21]. Robert had a son Everard, [Ibid. 23] who was in 1166 a minor in the custody of the sheriff, [Red Bk. of Exch. (Rolls Ser.), 432] and in 1174-5 paid fine for his lands [Pipe R. 21 Hen. II (Pipe R. Soc.), 167, 169]. Everard left a son Robert called Furfan, [Rievaulx Chartul. (Surt. Soc.), 25.] who had livery in 1190-1, [Rievaulx Chartul. (Surt. Soc.), 26n.] and built the castle of Helmsley.

A History of the County of York, North Riding, Volume I, pp. 485-505

• Background Information. 1419
The heirs of Walter Espec were the eldest sons of his three siser, William de Bussei, son of William de Bussei by Hawise, the oldest siter; Geoffrey de Traili, son of Geoffrey de Trailli by Aubrey, the second sister; and Robert de Ros, younger son of Peter de Ros by Adeline, the youngest siter [Bedford Hist. Rec. Soc., vol. xi]

Early Yorkshire Charters, Volume X, p. 144

Adeline married Piers de Ros 141,1027.,1211 (Piers de Ros was born in Ros, Holderness, Yorkshire, England 126 and died about 1130 in Yorkshire, England 126.)

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