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Ancestors of Gary Rea


William de Beauchamp, 1st And 9th Earl of Warwick

1st Earl of Warwick of the Beauchamp family, inherited not only the feudal barony of Elmley from his father, but had previously derived from his mother the Earldom of Warwick (originally possessed by the Newburghs), and the barony of Hanslape (which had belonged to the Mauduits). This eminent nobleman was a distinguished captain in the Welsh and Scottish wars of King Edward I. "In the 23rd year of which reign (1294-95), being in Wales with the king," as Dugdale relates, "he performed a notable exploit; namely, hearing that a great body of the Welsh were got together in a plain, betwixt two woods, and to secure themselves, had fastened their pikes to the ground, sloping towards their assailants, he marched thither with a choice company cross-bowmen and archers, and in the night time encompassing them about, put betwixt every two horsemen, one cross-bowman, which cross-bowman killing many of them that held the pikes, the horse charged in suddenly, and made a great slaughter. This was done near Montgomery." He married Maud FitzJohn, widow of Girard de Furnival (See Burke, Pg. 225), and one of the four daughters and co-heiresses of Richard FitzJohn, son of John FitzGeoffery, Chief Justice of Ireland. She died in 1301.

The Complete Peerage v.XIIpII,pp368-370.

John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland

The House of Clifford, p51. The Complete Peerage vol.V,p.437 & p.433.

Isabel de Bigod

See The House of Clifford, p55. The Complete Peerage, V.ix, p590, note c.
The Complete Peerage v.V,p.434,note a & vol.IX,p.590,note c.

Hugh de Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk

Earl Marshall of England. The Complete Peerage vol.IX,pp.589-590.

Roger de Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk

One of the 25 sureties of the Magna Carta. Steward of the Houshold of
Richard I and one of the four earls who carried the silken canopy over the
monarch's head at his second coronation.
The Complete Peerage vol.IX,pp.586-589.

Ida (Isabel) Plantagenet

Some sources say that it was Hamelin's daughter who married Roger de Bigod.
The complete Peerage, that can usually be trusted makes no reference to this
marriage, and nor does Weir.
The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI,p.500,note g & vol.IX,p.589.