Geoffrey FitzPeter 1st Earl of Essex
(Abt 1162-1213)
Aveline de Clare
Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl of Norfolk
(Abt 1182-1225)
Maud Marshal
(Abt 1192-1248)
John FitzGeoffrey of Fambridge, Essex
(Abt 1215-1258)
Isabel Bigod
(Abt 1212-1250)
Maud FitzGeoffrey
(Abt 1237-1301)


Family Links

1. Gerard de Furnivalle Lord of Hallamshire
2. William de Beauchamp 9th Earl of Warwick

Maud FitzGeoffrey 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1237, Shere, Surrey, England
  • Marriage (1): Gerard de Furnivalle Lord of Hallamshire
  • Marriage (2): William de Beauchamp 9th Earl of Warwick before 1270 in Worcestershire, England
  • Died: 16 Apr 1301, <Grey Friars>, Worcestershire, England about age 64
  • Buried: 7 May 1301, Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England

   Another name for Maud was Maud FitzJohn.

  Research Notes:

Eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey

Wikipedia - John FitzGeoffrey has d. 16/18 Apr 1301. Married firstly to Gerard de Furnivalle, Lord of Hallamshire (?-1261). Married secondly to William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick, son of William de Beauchamp of Elmley, Worcestershire & his wife Isabel Mauduit.

From Wikipedia - Maud FitzJohn :

Maud FitzJohn, Countess of Warwick (died 16/18 April 1301), was an English noblewoman and the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey , Lord of Shere. Her second husband was William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick , a celebrated soldier. Through her daughter, Isabella , Maud was the maternal grandmother of Hugh the younger Despenser , the unpopular favourite of King Edward II of England , who was executed in 1326.

Maud was born in Shere, Surrey, England on an unknown date, the eldest daughter of John FitzGeoffrey , Lord of Shere, Justiciar of Ireland , and Isabel Bigod , a descendant of Strongbow and Aoife of Leinster . Maud had two brothers, Richard FitzJohn of Shere and John FitzJohn of Shere, and three younger sisters, Aveline FitzJohn, Joan FitzJohn, and Isabel FitzJohn. She also had a half-brother, Walter de Lacy, and two half-sisters, Margery de Lacy, and Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville , from her mother's first marriage to Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Lacy. The chronicle of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire names Matilda uxor Guidono comitis Warwici as the eldest daughter of Johanni Fitz-Geffrey and Isabella Bygod.[1] Her paternal grandparents were Geoffrey Fitzpeter, 1st Earl of Essex and Aveline de Clare. Her maternal grandparents were Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Maud Marshal .

Marriages and children
Maud married her first husband, Gerald de Furnivalle, Lord Hallamshire on an unknown date. Sometime after his death in 1261, Maud married her second husband, the celebrated soldier, William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick. Upon their marriage, Maud was styled as Countess of Warwick.
Together William and Maud had at least two children:[2]
Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick (1270/1271- 28 July 1315), on 28 February 1310, he married as her second husband, heiress Alice de Toeni , by whom he had seven children.

Isabella de Beauchamp (died before 30 May 1306), married firstly in 1281 Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kidwelly, by whom she had a daughter, Maud Chaworth ; she married secondly in 1286, Hugh le Despenser, Lord Despenser by whom she had four children including Hugh Despenser the younger, the unpopular favourite of King Edward II, who was executed in 1326, shortly after his father.
Maud died between 16 and 18 April 1301. She was buried at the house of the Friars Minor in Worcester .

  Burial Notes:

House of the Friars Minor, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.

Maud married Gerard de Furnivalle Lord of Hallamshire. (Gerard de Furnivalle Lord of Hallamshire died in 1261.)

Maud next married William de Beauchamp 9th Earl of Warwick, son of William de Beauchamp 5th Baron Beauchamp and Isabel Mauduit, before 1270 in Worcestershire, England. (William de Beauchamp 9th Earl of Warwick was born about 1237 in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, died on 9 Jun 1298 in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England and was buried in Grey Friars, Worcestershire, England.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.).


3, Maud FitzJohn; John FitzGeoffrey.

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