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Eustace de Burgh (b. Abt. 1080, d. July 03, 1157)Eustace de Burgh (son of John de Burgh and Magdalen de (Burgh)) was born Abt. 1080 in Knaresborough Castle, Yorkshire, England, and died July 03, 1157.He married Agnes de Halton.
Notes for Eustace de Burgh:
Eustace Fitz-John (nephew and heir of Serlo de Burgh, founder of Knaresborough Castle), one o f the most powerful of the northern barons and a great favourite with King Henry I. With hi s two brothers, he was a witness to the foundation of the abbey of Cirencester, co. Glouceste r, 1133. He m. 1st, Agnes, eldest dau. of William Fitz Nigel, Baron of Halton, constable of C hester. By this lady he acquired the Barony of Halton, and had an only son, Richard Fitz-Eust ace. Eustace Fitz-John m. 2ndly, Beatrice, only dau. and heiress of Yvo de Vesci, Lord of Aln wick, in Northumberland, and of Malton, in Yorkshire, by whom he had issue, William, progenit or of the great baronial house of de Vesci. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages , Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 121, Clavering, Barons Clavering]----------Eust ace Fitz-John, nephew and heir of Serlo de Burgh (of the great family of Burgh), the founde r of Knaresborough Castle, in Yorkshire, and son of John, called Monoculus, from having but o ne eye, is said by an historian of the period in which he lived, to have been "one of the chi efest peers of England," and of intimate familiarity with King Henry I, as also a person of g reat wisdom and singular judgment in councils. He had immense grants from the crown and was c onstituted governor of the castle of Bamburg, in Northumberland, temp. Henry I, of which gove rnorship, however, he was deprived by King Stephen, but he subsequently enjoyed the favour o f that monarch. He fell the ensuing reign, anno, 1157, in an engagement with the Welsh, "a gr eat and aged man, and of the chiefest English peers, most eminent for his wealth and wisdom. " By his first wife, the heiress of Vesci, he had two sons, and by Agnes, his 2nd wife, dau . of William FitzNigel, Baron of Halton, and constable of Chester, he left another son, calle d Richard Fitz-Eustace. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages , Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 555, Vesci, Barons Vesci]
Children of Eustace de Burgh and Agnes de Halton are:
- +Richard fitz Eustace, b. Abt. 1110, d. 1178.