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Henry of Essex Lord of Rayleigh


  • Marriage: Henry of Essex Lord of Rayleigh 141,160,1390
  • Died: After 1104
  • Buried: Colne Engaine, Essex, England

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 246:26, Lord of Rayleigh and Haughley, Henry of Essex, son of Robert Fitz Suein of Essex by Gunnor Bigod, married Cicely and their daughter was Agnes of Essex who maried Aubrey de Vere. 160

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 141
Aubrey's third wife, whom he married in 1162 or 1163 was Agnes, daughter of Henry de Essex, Lord of Rayleigh and Haughley, by his wife Cicely. This child, who was born in 1151 or 1152, the Earl tried to repudiate within a year. She appealed from the Bishop of London's court to Rome, and in 1171 or 1172 Alexander III directed the Bishop to order him to take his wife back. She was living with him in 1191, and survived her husband. Aubrey died 26 December 1194, and was buried at Colne. Agnes was buried by his side.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Oxford), Vol. X, pp. 199-207

Cicely married Henry of Essex Lord of Rayleigh, son of Robert Fitz Swein of Essex and Gunnor le Bigod 141,160.,1390 (Henry of Essex Lord of Rayleigh was born about 1120 in Rayleigh, Essex, England 1390 and died after 1163 in The cloisters of Reading 1390.)

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