Name: Robert de Toeni or Stafford
Death: 4 AUG 1088
Residence: Belvoir Castle, Rutland, England
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Change Date: 22 SEP 2006
The mound of Belvoir and all land visible from there was given by William The Conqueror to his Standard Robert de Todeni, who built a castle there. This man I suppose.
The elder of Robert de Tosny?s younger daughters was Adelisa, wife of Roger Bigod at his death in 1107.
William The Conqueror built a crude timber and earthen castle upon the same natural hill used earlier for a fortress built around 910-915 by Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians and daughter of King Alfred the Great, when she established the Burh of Staithford, which means a fortified town at the landing place of the water crossing. The name Staithford evolved into Stafford over time.
William the Conqueror was a well-organized administrator. He greatly appreciated a sense of order and commanded young Robert de Toeni to change his name to Stafford to denote that he was the governor of the castle (or Castellan of Stafford).
Father: Roger ?The Spaniard? de Toeni
Mother: Godehuit Borrell
Avice de Clare b: ABT 1050 in France
- Nicholas de Stafford
- Nigel de Stafford
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Shell Guide to England
Author: Ed John Hadfield
- Text: www.johnstafford.org/ Ancient/First_Stafford.htm