Name: *Roger de Mowbray
Birth: 1119 in Axholme, Lincoln, England
Death: 1188 in Yorkshire, England
Burial: Abbey of Riland
Roger changed his name to Mowbray at the instruction of Henry I. Thus t he name Mowbray was continued, but with no blood line from Robert de Mowbr ay (d. 1125).
Roger de Mowbray, 1st Baron by tenure, eldest son, who succeeding to the l ands of Mumbrey or Mowbray, became known by the surname Mowbray. In 11 48 he accompanied Louis VII, King of France, to the Holy Land and acquir ed great renown. On a subsequent journey to the Holy Land he was capture d, but was redeemed by the Knight Templars. Dying soon after in the Eas t, he was buried at Sures. He married Alice, daughter of Gilbert, Bar on de Gant, or Gaunt, and his wife Richildis, Countess of Hainault and Nam ur, great-granddaughter of King Hugh Capet of France.
(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 374)
Roger, a great lord with a hundred knight's fees, was captured with King S tephen at the battle of Lincoln, joined the rebellion against Henry II (11 73), founded abbeys, and went on crusade.
ROGER, by special command of King HENRY I. assumed the surname of MOWBRA Y, and the arms of that family. This Roger was one of the chief commande rs at the memorable battle fought in 1138 with the Scots near Northallerto n, known in history as the BATTLE OF THE STANDARD, and adhering to King St ephen, in his contest with the empress, was taken prisoner with that monar ch, at the battle of Lincoln. In 1148 he accompanied Lewis, KING OF FRANC E, to the Holy Land, and there acquired great renown by vanquishing a sto ut and hardy Pagan in single combat. His grants to the church were munific ent in the extreme; and his piety so fervent, that he again assumed the cr oss, and made a second journey to the Holy Land, where he was taken prison er, but redeemed by the Knight Templars. He d. soon after in the East, a nd was interred at Sures. Some authorities say that he returned to Englan d, and living fifteen years longer was buried in the Abbey of Riland. Th is potent personage wedded Alice, de Gant, and had two sons.
(A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain a nd Ireland Vol I, page 126)
Father: *Nigel d'Aubigny b: 1080 in Aubigny, Calvados, Normandie, France
Mother: *Gundreda de Gournay b: 1095 in Aubigny, Calvados, Normandie, France
*Alice De Gaunt b: 1120 in Axholme, Lincoln, England
- Robert de Mowbray b: in Axholme, Lincoln, England
- *Nigel de Mowbray b: 1146 in Axholme, Lincoln, England