William Espec
William de Bussey
Hawise Espec
(Abt 1070-)
William de Bussey
(-Abt 1177)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Rose de Clare

William de Bussey

  • Born: Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Rose de Clare
  • Died: Abt 1177, England 1116

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 141
Baldwin Fitz Gilbert
, or de Clare was the son of Gilbert de Clare, by Alice, daughter of Hugh, Count of Clermont. Baldwin and Adeline, daughter of Richard de Rollos were the parents of Emma, wife of Hugh Wac; and Rose, wife of William de Bussey. Children of Rose and William de Bussey were Bartholomew, Walter, Cecily and Maud.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIB, (Wake), p. 296, footnote (d)

• Background Information. 1116
Walter, who held Essendine of the bishop in 1086, appears to be identical with Walter Espec, founder of the monasteries of Rievaulx and Kirkham in Yorkshire and of Warden in Bedfordshire, in the time of Henry I. He was probably son of William Espec, holder in 1086 of a number of manors in Bedfordshire including Warden [Blore, op. cit. 14]. Walter died without issue, and the manor passed before 1159 [Wright, Hist. of Rutl. 62] to his nephew and co-heir, William de Bussey, son of Walter's sister, Hawisia. William died about 1177, leaving two sons, Bartholomew, who died about 1179, and Walter, who died before 1182, neither of whom apparently left any issue [Rot. de Dom. (Pipe R. Soc), note by J. H. Round on p. 11; Round, Family Origins, 13\endash 21.]. William's widow Rose, daughter of Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, married Baldwin Buelot and was again a widow by 1185, when, it was reported, she had two daughters, Cecily the wife of John de Builli and Maud the wife of Hugh Wake [Ibid.; Curia Regis R. i, 326; Dugdale, Mon. Angl. v, 281; Maitland, Bracton's Note Bk. no. 1085; V.C.H. Beds. ii, 230; iii, 252; Blore, op. cit. 15]. Rose, with the consent of her daughters, gave to the monks of St. Andrew, Northampton, 12 acres of the demesne of Essendine, for which they undertook to maintain a chaplain to serve the chapel there [Wright, op. cit. 62, 64, quoting MSS. of Sir Wingfield Bodenham.].

~History of the County of Rutland, Volume II, pp. 250-254


William married Rose de Clare, daughter of Baldwin de Clare and Adeline de Rollos. (Rose de Clare was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.)


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