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  • ID: I31168
  • Name: Walter Tirrell
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1145
  • Note: 1

    The Walter who heads up the Tirrell of Heron pedigree on Stirnet, born abt 1086, is said to be ?alleged by some to have been the killer of King William Rufus?. However the line of descent differs down to Sir Edward Tirrell who m. Anne or Maud Burgate.
    1st married Isabelle DE HEILLY. Child: i. Hugh (Sir)
    He 2nd married Adeline DE RIBECOURT. No known issue.
    He 3rd married Fide DE SELINCOURT. No known issue.
    SIR WALTER III DE TIREL, Lord of Poix, Laingaham, Kingsworthy and Avon and a Baron of France and England; Castellan of Pontoise 1091. He was present at the siege of Jerusalem, First Crusade, 1096. He accidentally killed William II, Rufus, King of England 1097-1100, by a glancing arrow while hunting in the New Forest. He married Adeliza, daughter of Richard Fitz-Gilbert, founder of the House of Clare and Rohaise de Bolebec, who was a daughter of Walter Giffard, the elder Count of Longueville, in Normandy, created in 1066 Earl of Buckingham, who was the owner of 107 lordships and commanded the army of King William, Rufus, of England, in Normandy in 1089. Sir Walter Tirel died in the Holy Land in 1136, Second Crusade.
    TYRRELL, Walter (II). He died about 1110; son of Walter Tyrrell1 and Alix Frementiers; married Adelice GIFFARD by order of William the Conqueror, his cousin, and then King of England, Adelice (Adalida) Giffard, who was of the illustrious House of Giffard in Normandy and England and niece of the Earl of Buckingham.
    Children: i. Walter (III) 3, ii. Baldwin, iii. Robert.
    Notes: Sir Walter Tyrell II is the member of the family who, it is said, accidentally killed the King William Rufus of England, while hunting with him in New Forest. Sir Walter fled England to live in exile in Normandy at Castle of Chaumait, then later returned to England,  Sir Walter was granted Lordship of Langham in Essex.
    Adelice was the daughter of  Richard fitz Gilbert (1035-1090) and  Rohese de Giffard, one of six children. Brother Gilbert fitz Richard I was also famously know as "Strongbow". With his marriage to the daughter of Hugh Claremont, Gilbert, inherited the English honors of Clare and Tonbridge.  While Gilbert fitz Richard I found himself at odds with the Conqueror's successor, William Rufus, he and other members of the family enjoyed great favor with Rufus' successor King Henry I.
    Sir Walter Tyrell II died in 1110 and left as children of himself and Adelice, his wife, three sons: Walter III, Hugh, who accompanied his father to the Crusades, and Robert, Seignour de Bergicourt, who was killed in 1133 in the Holy Land, while on one of the Crusades.
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  • Change Date: 11 DEC 2010

    Father: Walter Tirrell
    Mother: Anne de Clare

    Marriage 1 Adelaide Fitz Gilbert
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Hugh Tirrell b: in Langham Manor, Essex

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