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 the name Mowbray was continued, but with no blood line from Robert de Mowbray (d. 1125).
Roger de Mowbray, 1st Baron by tenure, eldest son, who succeeding to the lands of Mumbrey or Mowbray, became known by the surname Mowbray. In 1148 he accompanied Louis VII, King of France, to the Holy Land and acquired great renown. On a subsequent journey to the Holy Land he was captured, but was redeemed by the Knight Templars. Dying soon after in the East, he was buried at Sures. He married Alice, daughter of Gilbert, Baron de Gant, or Gaunt, and his wife Richildis, Countess of Hainault and Namur, 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 Stephen at the battle of Lincoln, joined the rebellion against Henry II (1173), founded abbeys, and went on crusade.
ROGER, by special command of King HENRY I. assumed the surname of MOWBRAY, and the arms of that family. This Roger was one of the chief commanders at the memorable battle fought in 1138 with the Scots near Northallerton, known in history as the BATTLE OF THE STANDARD, and adhering to King Stephen, in his contest with the empress, was taken prisoner with that monarch, at the battle of Lincoln. In 1148 he accompanied Lewis, KING OF FRANCE, to the Holy Land, and there acquired great renown by vanquishing a stout and hardy Pagan in single combat. His grants to the church were munificent in the extreme; and his piety so fervent, that he again assumed the cross, and made a second journey to the Holy Land, where he was taken prisoner, but redeemed by the Knight Templars. He d. soon after in the East, and was interred at Sures. Some authorities say that he returned to England, and living fifteen years longer was buried in the Abbey of Riland. This potent personage wedded Alice, de Gant, and had two sons.
(A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and 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
- *Nigel de Mowbray b: 1146 in Axholme, Lincoln, England
- Robert de Mowbray b: in Axholme, Lincoln, England