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Roger d'Abetot (sometimes Roger of Abitôt[1]) was a medieval English Sheriff of Worcestershire.

Roger d'Abetot
Sheriff of Worcestershire
In office
1108 – c. 1114
Preceded byUrse d'Abetot
Succeeded byOsbert d'Abetot

Roger was the son of Urse d'Abetot, his predecessor as sheriff.[2] He also held the custody of Worcester Castle, another office he inherited from his father.[1] He may also have been a constable in Henry I's household, as his father had been.[3] Along with the offices, Roger also inherited the barony of Salwarpe in Worcestershire.[4] He was banished from England in around 1110[1] or in 1114 by King Henry I, and lost his office because of this.[2] His lands were also forfeit.[5] According to the medieval writer William of Malmesbury, Henry exiled him because Roger ordered that a royal official be killed.[1]

The office passed to Osbert d'Abetot, who may have been Roger's uncle, before eventually ending up with Roger's brother-in-law Walter de Beauchamp.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Hollister Henry I p. 225
  2. ^ a b Keats-Rohan Domesday People p. 439
  3. ^ Cronne and Johnson "Introduction" Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum p. xvi
  4. ^ Sanders English Baronies pp. 75–76
  5. ^ Green Aristocracy of Norman England pp. 282–283
  6. ^ Round "Abetot, Urse d' (c.1040–1108)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


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  • Round, J. H. (2004). "Abetot, Urse d' (c.1040–1108)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. revised by Emma Mason. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 June 2009. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  • Sanders, I. J. (1960). English Baronies: A Study of Their Origin and Descent 1086–1327. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press. OCLC 931660.