Geoffrey de Trailly
(Abt 1085-)


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Geoffrey de Trailly

  • Born: Abt 1085, Yelden, Bedford, Bedfordsire, England
  • Marriage: Albreda Espec 1027,1419,1420

bullet  General Notes:

Geoffrey II de Trailly, son of Geoffrey I and Albreda Espec of Old Wardon. He had succeeded his father by 1129.30, when he accounted for the widow of Roger de Camville and the wardship of Roger's son. If he married this woman, he had no surviving male issue by her, for at his death in 1178/85 he left a widow Mary, a kinswoman of Earl Simon aged 40 in 1185, mother of his son and heir Walter, then a minor. His first wife was possibly the mother of his daughter Philippa, wife of Hugh de Beauchamp of Eaton Socon.

~ Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, p. 743 1027

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1420
In the 12th century the Traillys owned property in Bedfordshire which came to them from two different sources; on the one hand as descendants of Geoffrey de Trailly, the Domesday tenant of the Bishop of Coutances in Yelden, and on the other by the marriage of Geoffrey de Trailly with Albreda second sister and co-heir of Walter Espec, baron of Warden [Hunter, Great Roll of the Pipe (Rec. Com.), 140; Dugdale, Baronage, i, 543].

In 1086, besides Yelden Manor, Geoffrey de Trailly held a nameless 4-hide manor which has been satisfactorily identified with Chellington [V.C.H. Beds. i, 224b, 225b]. It now remains to trace the descent of the family of Trailly with which runs that of Yeldon Mannor. Geoffrey de Trailly, the first of his name, was probably a native of Trelly, a few miles south of Coutances, and came over to England in the bishop's train after the Conques Geoffrey de Trailly was succeeded by one of the same name. He or a later Geoffrey married Albreda sister of Walter Espec [Dugdale, Baronage, i, 543].

A History of the County of Bedfordshire, Volume III, pp. 175-179

Geoffrey married Albreda Espec, daughter of William Espec and Unknown 1027,1419.,1420 (Albreda Espec was born in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England and died circa 1125.)

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