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Ancestors of Gary Rea


William de Bigod, Lord of Framlingham

The Complete Peerage vol.IX,p.579.

Roger Bigod, Sherrif of Norfolk And Suffolk

Also called Roger the Sheriff. From Les Loges, Calvados. Daughter married Robert of Stafford. Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1086. Ancestor of Bigod family, the earls of Norfolk. Large holdings in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Geoffrey FitzPiers, 4th Earl of Essex

The Complete Peerage vol.V,pp.122-125. Justiciar of England.

Alberic de Vere, Great Chamberlain of England

Was made Great Chamberlain of England by King Henry I, with whom he was in good favor. He was "slain in a popular tumult in London," according to Burke.

Robert de Vere, Lord of Twiwell

Was Lord of Twiwell, Northamptonshire.

Alberic de Vere

According to Burke, the first mention of the name de Vere is by William the Conmqueror. Alberic de Vere possessed numerous lordships in different shires, including Kensington, Middlesex and Hedingham, Essex, where his castle was situated, and where he resided. He died a monk in 1088, having gone into the clergy late in life. He founded Colne Priory, which is where he was buried.

Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke

Conquered lands in Wales to become Earl of Pembroke. Gilbert held Tonbridge Castle against King William Rufus in 1088 after William the Conqueror's death, but was reconciled later and also served Henry I. Died 1115.