Name: Maud de Ingelrica
Burial: Hatfield Peverell
MEM: Hatfield Peverell tombstone (in 1722)
Change Date: 1 MAR 2013
?Ralph Randolph, or Ralph Peverell (call him as you please), had, it seems, a most beautiful lady to his wife, who was daughter of Ingelrick, one of Edward the Confessor's noblemen.
He had two sons by her: William Peverell, a famed soldier, and lord or governor of Dover Castle, which he surrendered to William the Conqueror, after the battle in Sussex, and Pain Peverell, his youngest, who was lord of Cambridge. When the eldest son delivered up the castle, the lady, his mother, above named, who was the celebrated beauty of the age, was it seems there, and the Conqueror fell in love with her, and whether by force or by consent, took her away, and she became his mistress, or what else you please to call it. By her he had a son, who was called William, after the Conqueror's Christian name, but retained the name of Peverell, and was afterwards created by the Conqueror lord of Nottingham.
This lady afterwards, as is supposed, by way of penance for her yielding to the Conqueror, founded a nunnery at the village of Hatfield Peverell, [Essex] mentioned above, and there she lies buried in the chapel of it, which is now the parish church, where her memory is preserved by a tombstone under one of the windows.?
(Daniel Defoe, Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722.)
Father: Ingleric of England b: 1005
Ralph Peverell b: 1030 in Normandy, France
- Robert or Payn Peveral b: ABT 1065 in Normandy, France
- Emma Peverell
William I of England b: 1027 in Falise, Calvados, Normandy, France
- William Peverell b: 1050 in Normandy, France