Aubrey III de Vere - was born in 1114/1120 and died on 26 Dec 1194 and was buried in Colne Priory .
Aubrey married Agnes de Essex in 1162.
The principal residence of the de VERES was Castle Hedingham. The keep still stands sentry guard over the River Colne in the North of Essex, probably erected by Aubrey de Vere, who died in 1194. The Hedingham keep ranks with that of Rochester as the finest of the square keeps in England.
(Note: this next statement about Oxford Castle is in dispute. THe Oxford Castle may not be associated with the DeVeres family) (See email reference) Oxford Castle was the seat of the Earls de Vere. It now consists of little more than a Norman tower which stands inside the walls of a county jail. It was here that King Stephen laid siege to Matilda in 1141. She escaped by a rope ladder fashioned from bed sheets during the night and, fleeing, found refuge at Wallingford.
Oxford Castle is thought to be the oldest in all England. The Norman structure was built in 1071 by Robert d'Oilly. From what is left of it we can conclude that it was originally a pre-Norman motte and bailey fort. After the 1071 rebuilding, alterations were made by Henry II, between 1165 and 1173. He added the houses inside the shell keep, and also the well. He presumably built the diagonal keep on the motte, the foundations of which were discovered in the 18th Century.
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just outside Halstead, England
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Robert de Vere - was born after 1164 and died before 25 Oct 1221 .
He was the son of Aubrey III de Vere and Agnes de Essex.
Robert married Isabel de Bolebec.
Isabel was born about 1165.
She was the daughter of Hugh de Bolebec.
She died on 3 Feb 1245 .
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Isabel de Bolebec was born probably by 1168, as her father Hugh died circa 1165. (circa means about, and historians of this period would mean within a year or two either side of that date. If she was born posthumously, she could have been born in 1168. She gave birth to her son Hugh in 1208-1210, so she was probably born later rather than earlier.) She was co-heiress of her niece, another Isabel de Bolebec.
Hugh was born (as above) 1208-10. His parents had married in 1207, and Isabel was nearly at the end of her childbearing years. His birthplace is anyone's guess. Since his uncle earl Aubrey (IV) was still alive, they may have been living on one of Isabel's properties when he was born.
(frome mail from RaGena de Aragon)
became heir to his brother, Aubrey de Vere, who died without issue before September of 1214, and who was reputed to be one of the "evil councillors" of King John. Although he was hereditary lord great Chamberlain of the kingdom, Robert pursued a different course in politics from that of his brother, and became one of the principal Barons in arms against King John, a party to that covenant which resigned the custody of the City and Tower of London to the Barons, and one of those excommunicated by the Pope. In the beginning of the reign of King Henry III, after he had made his peace with that young monarch following the Battle of Lincoln, Robert was received into his favor, and was appointed one of the judges in the Court of King's Bench, but he died only a few months afterward, and was buried in the Priory of Hatfield, Broad Oak, in Essex.
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Earl Hugh de Vere - was born about 1184 in Hatfield, Essex, England and died on 23 Dec 1263 in England and was buried in Earls Colne .
He was the son of Robert de Vere and Isabel de Bolebec.
Earl Hugh married Countess Hawise de Quincy on 11 Feb 1221/1222.
Countess Hawise was born about 1178, lived in Winchester,Hampshire,England.
She was the daughter of Saire de Quincy and Margaret de Beaumont.
She died on 11 Feb 1222 in England .
Countess Hawise -
- Countess of Oxf.
Earl Hugh -
- Earl pf Oxford.
"His birthplace is anyone's guess. Since his uncle earl Aubrey (IV) was still alive, they may have been living on one of Isabel's properties when he was born."
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Vere Family Arms
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Earl Robert de Vere - was born about 1230 in Hedinham, Essex, England and died on 2 Sep 1296 in England .
He was the son of Earl Hugh de Vere and Countess Hawise de Quincy.
Earl Robert married Alica de Sanford on 22 Feb 1252 in Oxford, England.
Alica was born about 1231 in Saunford, Herts, England.
She was the daughter of Gilford de Sanuford.
She died on 7 Dec 1317 in Near Dunmon, England .
Earl Robert -
- 5th Earl of Oxford
email from RaGena DeAragon
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