Revised 07/02/2020



from Etoutteville-sur-Mer

[DEST391] Roger de Verdun (born c.970), was Governor of Ambriences Castle.

[DEST401] Robert de Verdun (born c.990, son of Roger de Verdun)

[DEST411] Robert grundeboef, fronteboef or grandbois de Estouteville, Governor of Ambriences Castle, (born c.1010, son of Robert de Verdun, married [TALC352] Jeanne de Taillebot (born c.1020, daughter of [TALB401] Seigneur Hughes de Talbot, see TALBOT). He died 1066. Jeanne died 1101.

[DEST422] Mauricette d'Estouteville (daughter of Robert) married [RIEU341] Seigneur Alain II (see RIEUX).

[DEST421] Robert II (born c.1040, son of Robert) married 1. Aelis de Beaumont-sur-Oise; 2. [RIEU342] Blanche de Rieux (born c.1045, see RIEUX); 3. Beatrix (born 1059).

Robert was granted the main portion of the lands in Yorkshire which had been held at the Domesday Survey by Hugh FitzBaldrick. Robert supported DUKE ROBERT curthose OF NORMANDY against King Henry I and was captured at the Battle of Tinchebrai, Normandy, (28th September 1106). He was imprisoned for life and much of his English holdings were subsequently granted to the King Henry's chief supporter at Tinchebrai, Nigel d'Aubigny (son of [ARUN351] Roger d'Aubigny, who is dealt with under ARUNDEL (AUBIGNY) EARLDOM).

[DEST432] Helawise de Stuteville (daughter of Robert & Aelis), married [FLEM261] Sir Michael I le Fleming (see FLEMING). .

[DEST433] Emma (daughter of Robert I & Beatrix) married 1. Sire Errand d'Harcourt; then 2. [GRAN341] Robert II (see GRANTMESNIL).

DEST431] Robert II de Stuteville (born c.1058, son of Robert I & Blanche), Lord of Cottingham, married Emeberge of unknown origin. Clay, in "Early Yorkshire Charters", dismisses the suggestion that Emeberge was the daughter of Hugh FitzBaldrick. Robert (together with his father) supported DUKE ROBERT OF NORMANDY against King Henry I, and was captured at St. Pierre-sur-Dive, just before the Battle of Tinchebrai (28th September 1106).

[STUT351] John de Stuteville (allegedly born c.1110, son of Robert II), of Long Lawford, Newbold-on-Avon and Cosford [Warks] married Agnes.

[STUT362] Joan (born c.1153, daughter of John) allegedly married 1. Maldred FitzDolphin of Raby, died c.1172, then 2. [HANR361] Gilbert Hansard (born.1140, see HANSARD).

[DEST441] Robert III de Stuteville (born c.1098), married 1. Sybil de Valoynes; then 2. (c.1140-45) [MURD473] Helewise Murdac (see MURDACH). He recovered part of the Stuteville inheritance, including Cottingham (Yorkshire), and he also afterwards acquired further holdings in Yorkshire including Kirkby Moorside, Ingleby Greenhow and Cold Kirby. He was Sheriff of Yorkshire (1170-75). He had custody of the castles at Brough and Appleby, when they were invaded and captured (1174) by [CANM469] King William the lion of Scotland. Robert was one of the leaders of the English army when this King William was captured at the Battle of Alnwick (13th July 1174). He died c.1183.

[DEST458] Helewise (daughter of Robert III & Helewise) married 1. [LANK371] Sir William de Lancaster (see KENDAL (1)), who died 1184; then 2. [MORB441] Hugh de Morville (see MORVILLE), who died 1202; then 3. William de Gant, who died 1209.

[DESC451] Osmond (born between 1140-45, younger son of Robert III by Erneburge), is described under COWESBY LINE below.

[DEST451] Nicholas I de Stuteville (2nd son of Robert III) married 1. ---; then 2. [ALBI472] Gunnora (born c.1178, widow of Robert de Gant [his 2nd wife], died 1193, and sister & coheir of Ralph d'Aubigny the younger, see BELVOIR (ALBINI FEUDAL) LORDSHIP). He was in possession of Liddel (Cumberland) by 1174, in which year it was captured by King William the lion of Scotland. He acquired the Stuteville inheritance (c.1205, after the death of his nephew Robert IV de Stuteville). It is probable that he was the rebel baron Nicholas de Stuteville who was captured at the Battle of Lincoln (20th May 1217), and afterwards died (no later than March 1218) during the civil war between King John and his barons.

[DEST461] Nicholas II de Stuteville (born c.1191, younger son of Nicholas I & Gunnora), Lord of Cottingham (East Riding of Yorkshire) and Liddel (Cumberland, in the Borders), married [GALL392] Devorguilla of Galloway (daughter of Lord Lochlann/Roland de Galloway, see GALLOWAY), and part of her dower was Whissendine (Rutland).

  Whissendine Church
(13 September 2016)

He eventually entered the Priory of St. Andrew (York), where he died 1233. Devorguilla died some time after 1241.

[DEST472] Joan de Stuteville (1st daughter & eventually sole heiress of Nicholas II) married 1. (before May 1229, without licence) [WAKE481] Hugh Wake (see WAKE), died on a Crusade (1241); then 2. (by 1244) Hugh Bigod, Chief Justiciar of England (son of Earl Hugh of Norfolk).


[DESC451] Osmond de Stouteville (born between 1140-45, younger son of [DEST441] Robert III), of Cowesby & Gressenhall, married [WIMA458] Isabella de Gressenhall (born c.1160, widow, daughter of William FitzRoger, see WIMAR), and died at Joppa, Palestine, (c. August 1192). Afterwards Isabella married 3. (by 1194) [HUNT361] William de Huntingfield (see HUNTINGFIELD). Isabella died 1207-09.

[DESC461] Sir William d'Estouteville of Gressenhall, Elsing, East Lexham, Weasenham and Cowesby (son & heir of Osmond) married (c. November 1219) [SAY2462] Margery de Saye (widow, daughter of Hugh, see SAY BY ADOPTION). He held Richard's Castle through his wife, which he held until his death, and was later Sheriff of Yorkshire (1229-32). Margery died (c.1242), and her heir was her son Hugh de Mortimer (born c.1219, by her 2nd marriage), who thereby subsequently regained Richard's Castle. But Hugh was forced to surrender himself and Richard's Castle to Simon de Montfort (1264), though it was later regained. Hugh died 18th November 1274.

Sir William died 1259, and was succeeded by his son Robert.

[DESC472] Margery d'Estouteville (daughter of Sir William & Margery) married [FOLI471] Sir Richard (see FOLIOT BARONY).

[DESC471] Robert (son & heir of William, though not necessarily by Margery) married Joan. When he died (before August 1275) his heir was his nephew Sir Jordon Foliot (see FOLIOT BARONY), who thus acquired Cowesby and Gressenhall.