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Nigel de Monville, of Folkestone

Nigel de Monville, of Folkestone

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  • Name Nigel de Monville 
    Suffix of Folkestone 
    Gender Male 
    Tree top
    Died ?  
    Notes 
    • Became Lord of Folkestone 1095

      From "Corrections to Domesday Descendants" [www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/research/prosop/ Corrections%20to%20Domesday%20Descendants.doc]...

      Nigel de Monneuile

      Norman, from Monville, Seine-Maritime, arr. Rouen, cant. Clères, according to Loyd, 69, but much more likely to have originated in the west of Normandy, at Muneville-le-Bingard, Manche. Occurs in Domesday Book holding of a moneyer in York; his pposition in the entry suggests he was associated with Robert of Mortain. Among two charters granting land at Le Bingard to Mont-Saint-Michel, one of them by Humphrey de Cambernon, a vassal of Robert of Mortain, was a grant by a certain Ralph, hihis wife Asa and son Nigel (Cartulary of Mont-Saint-Michel, fol. 35r). He occurs in 1093-6 among the knights of the archbishop of Canterbury, following his marriage to Emma, daughter of William of Arques, lord of Folkestone. Founder of Folkestone priory, a cell of Lonlay, c. 1095, and also a benefactor of Bermondsey priory (Mon. Ang. iv, 672; v, 96) in 1103. His heir at his death c. 1103 was his daughter Matilda, wife of Rualon d'Avranches (d. 1130-4) (ibid, iv, 674). His widow Emma married secondly Manasser count of Guînes.
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    Person ID I489  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2010 

    Family Emma d' Arques, of Folkestone
              d. ?  
    Children 
    +1. Maud de Monville
     2. William de Monville
              d. ?
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F229  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S251] Robin Young, Hougham/Huffam Family Tree.