Sir Thebaud de Verdun Knight, 1st Lord of Verdun
- Born: Abt 1248, England 160
- Marriage: Margery de Bohun 599
- Died: 24 Aug 1309, Alton, Staffordshire, England 160
~Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry, pg. 152, 188 599
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 70:30-32, Theobald was the son of John de Verdun and Margaret de Lacy, He married Margery (or Eleanore) coheir of Bisley, in Gloucester. Theobald was Lord of Verdun and Dulek, as well as Constable Ireland. Theobald and his wife were the parents of Sir Thebald de Verun, knight. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Theobald de Verdun, 3rd but 1st surviving son and heir of John de Verdun by his wife Maude de Mortimer, was born sometime around 1248 since he was recorded as being twenty-three years of age at the time of his brother's p.m. inquest in 1271. He had livery of his father's and mother's lands, between 7 Nov and 7 Dec 1274. He spent most of the next twenty-five years in Ireland.
As was one of those magnates who, having large Irish interests, he granted to the King in Parliament, 19 May 1275, the export duties on wool and hides in their ports in Ireland. He served in Wales in 1277, 1282 and 1283, and styled himself "Constable of Ireland," circa 1282-84.
Theobald was summoned, 28 June, to attend the Assembly to be held at Shrewsbury, 30 September 1283. On 29 May 1290 he was one of the magnates and proceres, assembled in full Parliament, who granted an aid for the marriage of the King's daughter. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 11 June 1309, by writs directed Theobaldo de Verdun, whereby he is held to have become Lord Verdun.
He was summoned for service his king against the Scots in 1291-1309, but during those years he was in Gascony in 1294, and summoned for service overseas in 1297. He was with the King at Norham, June 1291, when he settled the claims to the Scottish Crown. Being involved in the quarrel between the Earls of Hereford and Gloucester, he was accused of divers transgressions and sentenced, Michaelmas 1291, to imprisonment and the confiscation of Ewyas Lacy. He was, however, released on payment of 500 marks and Ewyas Lacy was restored to him, 8 June 1292. His seal was appended to the Barons' letter to the Pope, 12 February 1300/1, as Dominus de Webbele.
He married, before 6 November 1276, Margery, and by the right of his wife he hald one-fourth of of the hundred of Bisley in Gloucester. He died 24 August 1309 at Alton, aged about 61, and was buried 13 October in Croxden Abbey, in that co.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Verdun), Vol. XII/B pp. 249-50
Thebaud married Margery de Bohun, daughter of Sir Humphrey VI de Bohun Knight, Earl of Hereford and Essex and Eleanor de Braose.599 (Margery de Bohun was born about 1252 in Gloucestershire, England.)