Geoffrey de Mandeville 1 2 3
- Born: 1036
- Marriage (1): Adeliza de Balts
- Died: Abt 1100 about age 64
- Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, Midlesex, England
From Wikipedia - Geoffrey de Mandeville (11th century) :
Geoffrey de Mandeville (d. c. 1100) was Constable of the Tower of London. His surname comes from the town of (Thil-)Manneville (Magnavilla, Mannevilla) or Magna Villa near Valognes in Manche on the Cotentin Peninsula.
An important Domesday tenant-in-chief, de Mandeville was one of the great magnates of the reign of William the Conqueror . William granted him large estates, primarily in Essex , but in ten other shires as well. He served as sheriff in London and Middlesex , and perhaps also in Essex, and in Hertfordshire .
He married firstly Athelaise (Adeliza), by whom he had a son William, and a daughter Beatrix (Beatrice), and possibly others. He married secondly Lescelina, by whom he had no children. About 1085 he and Lescelina founded Hurley as a cell of Westminster.
His lands were inherited by his son William de Mandeville . His daughter Beatrix (Beatrice) was the wife of Geoffrey, whom some have speculated was a natural son of Eustace II, Count of Boulogne .
From Ancestral Roots, Line 158A-23:
"While the holdings of Geoffrey de Mandeville were not nearly as great as those of Eustace of Boulogne, he was a very substantial landholder in 11 counties..."
FamilySearch has b. abt 1053, Rycott, Oxford, England.
Noted events in his life were:
• Constable: of the Tower of London.
• Sheriff: in London and Middlesex.
Geoffrey married Adeliza de Balts. (Adeliza de Balts was born about 1040 in <Rycott, Oxford, England>, died in <Westminster, Middlesex, England> and was buried in Westminster Abbey, Middlesex, England.)