Rea Genealogy - pafn184 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Ancestors of Gary Rea


Walter de Verdun, Constable of Bruges Castle

Was constable of Bruges Castle in Valois.

Thomas de Verdun

Died without issue.

Payne de Beauchamp

Ancestor of the Beauchamps of Bedfordshire. Was made Baron of Bedfordshire by King William Rufus, William the Conqueror's successor.

Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Ghisnes & First Earl of Oxford

For his fidelity to Princess Maud, he was made Great Lord Chamberlain, and was awarded all his father's territorial possessions. He was also granted the Earldoms of Cambridge, Oxford, Berkshire, Wiltshire, and Dorset, by King Henry II.

Aubrey de Vere, 2nd Earl of Oxford & Great Chamberlain

Died without issue. Was the 2nd Earl of Oxford, Great Chamberlain, and Sherrif of Essex and Herefordshire during the reign of King John. He was, according to Burke, one of the "evil counsillors" of King John. He was succeeded by his brother Robert, who became the 3rd Earl of Oxford.

William de Vere, Bishop of Hereford

Became Bishop of Hereford in 1186.

Robert de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford & Great Chamberlain

Unlike his deceased brother, Robert was one of the 25 barons who rebelled against King John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta.