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Sir Hamon Pecche Knight
(After 1192-1241)
Sir Henry Hastings Knight
Ada de Huntingdon
Sir Gilbert Pecche Knight
(Bef 1220-1291)
Maud de Hastings
(Abt 1232-1264/1265)
Eva Pecche
(Abt 1240-1292)


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Robert de Valoines Lord Walsham

Eva Pecche

  • Born: Abt 1240, Corby, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: Robert de Valoines Lord Walsham 193
  • Died: 1292 about age 52

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 141
Robert de Ufford married, before 1298, Cecily, younger daughter and coheir of Robert de Valoines, by Eve, widow of Nicholas Tregoz (died shortly before 2 June 1279), of Tolleshunt d'Arcy, Essex. Robert de Ufford died on or before 9 September 1316, aged 37. His widow, who was aged 1 in 1282 and was going on pilgrimage beyond the seas in February 1318/9, died 16 July 1325, aged 44.

* She is commonly described as Eva Criketot, presumably of the family of Criketot of Ousden, Suffolk.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIB, p.150

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: (Douglas Richardson)
Subject: Possible identity of Eve wife of Nicholas Tregoz and Robert de Valoines
Date: 20 Feb 2004 17:51:02 -0800

If I had to venture a guess, I would think a good bet is that Eve, wife of Nicholas Tregoz and Robert de Valoines, was probably the daughter of Gilbert Pecche (died 1291) by his 1st wife, Maud de Hastings, which Maud was a possible daughter of Henry de Hastings, by Ada of Huntingdon. If so, the Hastings-Huntingdon connection would explain the later intermarriage between the Valoines and Comyn families. The Comyn family was Scottish, as was Ada de Huntingdon's family.

I read someplace that Gilbert Pecche (died 1291) was styled "king's kinsman," which statement is probably true. Unfortunately, I haven't found the specific citation to verify this allegation. Gilbert's mother, also named Eve, was a foreigner. My guess is that Eve was a near kinswoman of King Henry III of England. If correct, then it would explain why Gilbert Pecche was called "king's kinsman" and why Eve (_____) (Tregoz) de Valoines was called "king's cousin." These suggested kinships should be labelled mere speculation until further records can be consulted.

I've always assumed that Eve, mother of Gilbert Pecche, was French. However, I suppose it's possible that she could be Scottish. Andrew MacEwen, the great Scottish scholar, has has proven that Fergus of Galloway was the paternal grandfather of Eve Fitz Uchtred, wife of Walter de Berkeley, of Red Castle, co. Forfar, Chamberlain of Scotland. The Galloway family are known kinsfolk of the English royal family.

This matter require further study.

Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah

Eva married Robert de Valoines Lord Walsham, son of Robert de Valoines and Rohesia le Blount.193 (Robert de Valoines Lord Walsham was born about 1240 in Orford, Plomesgate, Suffolk, England and died in 1282 in Ixworth, Suffolk, England.)

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