Theobald de Verdun, 2nd Baron Verdun

Theobald de Verdun (1278 - 1316) was the second and eldest surviving son of Theobald de Verdun, 1st Baron Verdun, of Alton, Staffordshire, and his wife Margery de Bohun.[1][2] The elder Theobald was the son of John de Verdon, otherwise Le Botiller, of Alton, Staffordshire, who was killed in Ireland in 1278.[3] John in turn was the son of Theobald le Botiller and Roesia de Verdun. Roesia was the daughter of Nicholas de Verdun, who was the son of Bertram III de Verdun. When King Henry II invaded Ireland in 1171, this Bertram was appointed Seneschal for the undertaking, that is to say he was responsible for provisions and stores.

Baron Verdun (in succession to his father)

Theobald de Verdun II
Born
Theobald de Verdun

8 September 1278
Died27 July 1316
Alton Castle, Staffordshire
Spouse(s)Maud (otherwise 'Matilda') Mortimer
Elizabeth de Clare
Childrenest. 6

Theobald married as his first wife Maud (otherwise 'Matilda') Mortimer, daughter of Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer and Margaret Fiennes / de Fenlas.

  • John de Verdun. Died young, unmarried and without issue.
  • William de Verdun. Died young, unmarried and without issue.
  • Joan de Verdun. Married 1st William de Montacute, who died before the marriage was consummated. She married secondly Thomas de Furnival, 2nd Baron Furnivall, of Hallamshire, son of Thomas de Furnival, 1st Baron Furnival and his first wife Joan, daughter of Hugh le Despenser, 1st Baron le Despenser.[4]
  • Elizabeth de Verdun. Married Bartholomew Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh.
  • Margery de Verdun. Married 1st William le Blount, Lord Blount who died in 1337. She married secondly Sir Mark Hussey, son and heir apparent of Henry Hussey, 2nd Baron Hussey. He died before his father in 1345/6. Married as her third husband Sir John de Crophull of Bonnington, Nottinghamshire.[5]

Theobald married as his second wife Elizabeth de Clare, widow of John de Burgh, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester (also 6th Earl of Hertford and 9th Lord of Clare) and Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor of Castile. They had a daughter:

Theobald died on Tuesday 27 July 1316 at Alton Castle and was buried at Croxden Abbey on 19 September 1316.[6][7]

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ George Edward Cokayne et al - The Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Volume XII (part 2), Edited by G. H. White, Pages 250-251 (The St. Catherine Press Limited, 1959)
  2. ^ Mark S. Hagger - The Fortunes of a Norman Family - The de Verdun Family in England, Ireland & Wales 1066-1316 (Four Courts Press, 2001)
  3. ^ Complete Peerage, 1st edition, volume, page 24
  4. ^ John William Clay, F.S.A. - The Extinct and Dormant Peerage of the Northern Counties of England (1913. James Nisbet & Co. Ltd, 22 Berners Street, London). Chapter: Furnival of Sheffield and Hallamshire, Lords Furnival, Pages 81-82
  5. ^ George Edward Cokayne et al - The Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Volume XII (part 2), Edited by G. H. White, Page 250-251 (The St. Catherine Press Limited, 1959)
  6. ^ Charles Lynam, F.S.A. - The Abbey of St. Mary, Croxden, Staffordshire (1911, London, Sprague & Co., Limited, 4 & 5 East Harding Street, E.C.). Page vii
  7. ^ George Edward Cokayne et al - The Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Volume XII (part 2), Edited by G. H. White, Page 251 (The St. Catherine Press Limited, 1959)