Geffrey L’Arbalastier
(-After 1238)


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Geffrey L’Arbalastier

  • Marriage: Eva
  • Died: After 1238-1239, England 215

bullet   Other names for Geffrey were Galfridus Balistarius and Geoffrey Balistur.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 825
Galfridus Balistarius, married Eva, living 23 Henry III, and had issue:

A daughter who married Richard de Schireburn, whose son, Robert married maude, sister of Adam Catforth.

~The Coucher Book or the Chartulary of Whalley Abbey, Vol. III, pg. 681

• Background Information. 822
Galfredus Balistarius, or Sir Geffrey L'Arbalastier (the Crossbowman), who, in the time of Richard I, held six carucates of land in Hacunshall and Presham, from John, Earl of Moreton (later King John), on condition of the service of two arbalists, or crossbowmen. His seal bears the figure of a crossbow and the heads of two men. He survived at least until 23 Henry III or 1238/9, when we find him in possession of "Hćlton terra." Geffrey L'Arbalastier was the father of the wife of Richard Schireburn and grandfather of Robert Shireburn.

~ Stonyhurst Hall, Stonyhurst College: Its Life Beyond the Seas, 1592-1794, and on English Soil, 1794-1894 : Centenary Record, John Gerard p. 45

Geffrey married Eva.

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