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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Maud / Matilda Marshal

On this date in our family history . . . the 27th day of March . . . in the year 1248 . . . Maud Marshal dies . . . this Maud (aka Matilda) is a 21st great grandma (via her daughter Isabel) as well as a 22nd great-grandma (via her son, John) of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog.

Taylor's Illustrated Guide to the Banks of the Wye By Robert Taylor: "all custom by his predecessors From what we can collect it appears that the first monastery at Tintern waa founded by Walter do Clare about 1132 as a sort of pious fraud or to expiate the sin of having robbed and murdered the native inhabitants by wholesale The present building however was doubtlessly erected many years afterwards by Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk grandson of Hugh who succeeded to immense propcsty in these parts by marrying Maud Marshal He too had some conscientious qualms for in a charter granted to the church of St Mary de Tynterne dated August 4 1301 at Modesgat Madgct on the other side the river he says Be it known to your community that in the eight of God and for the health of my own soul and the souls of my ancestors and heirs have confirmed to you divers lands and possessions at Forthsaseg Pentery Modesgat"

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