Name: ROGER DE VALOGNES 1 2
Death: BET 1141 AND 1142
From Wikipedia, article titled "Roger de Valognes":
Roger de Valognes was an Anglo-Norman nobleman who held lands around Benington in Hertfordshire.
Roger was the son of Peter de Valognes. Peter was a tenant-in-chief in Domesday Book with lands in East Anglia. Roger married Agnes, a sister of Pain fitzJohn and daughter of John fitzRichard. Agnes and Roger had five sons - Peter, Robert, Geoffrey, Roger and Philip. Besides his children, Roger had a brother William, and two sisters.
Roger succeeded to his father's estates near Bennington after 1109, the lands which is generally considered to be a barony. He appears on documents connected with Stephen's first Easter court held in 1136, where Roger is listed along with the other barons supporting Stephen's succession to the throne.
Roger issued a confirmation charter to Binham Priory, founded by his father, that is slightly unusual in that it mentions a "decree that where there is no son the daughters divide their father's land by the spindles, nor can the elder take from the younger half of the inheritance by violence or injury". This charter was discussed by William Stubbs, who dated the charter to shortly before 1141. Later historians have attempted to discover which king issued the decree, with general consensus deciding on King Henry I of England. The historian Pauline Stafford has related this decree to Henry's attempts to have his daughter Matilda succeed him on the throne of England, and sees this charter as recording this important step taken by the king towards that goal. A further unusual feature of this charter is that it mentions the negotiations that took place prior to the issuing of the charter, in this case, where Theobald of Bec persuaded Roger to be more generous than he had originally intended with the grant.
Roger died around 1141 or 1142. His heir to his lands was first his eldest son Robert, who died without children in 1158. The lands then passed to Roger's second son Robert. The third son, Philip de Valognes, became the first hereditary chamberlain of Scotland, an office that remained in his family.
Father: PETER DE VALOGNES I
Mother: ALBREDA DE SAINT-SAUVEUR
- Robert de Valognes
- Petrus (Peter) de Valognes II
- SIBYL DE VALOGNES
- Geoffrey de Valognes
- Philip de Valognes
- Roger de Valognes
- Author: George Edward Cockayne
Title: "The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom"
Publication: Name: St Catherine Press, London; Location: London;
Name: University of Georgia Library
Source Medium: Book
Thirteen volumes published over a range of years
Page: Vol XII(2), p. 270
- Author: K. S. B. Keats-Rohan
Title: "Domesday People"
Publication: Name: Name: Boydell Press; Location: England; Date: 1999;;
Source Medium: Book
Page: p. 322, 759