'Glanville01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Glanville of Bromholm, Glanville of Felstede, Glanville of Glanville, Glanville of Stukeley

(1) Glanville-Richards' book, the Main Source for this page, is an impressive work but lost some credibility by making spurious claims that certain of the family's members were Earls of Suffolk in the 12th-13th centuries. It is possible that Glanville-Richards simply misinterpreted some ancient documents, possibly thinking that "Comes" (or "Comites") should always be interpreted as Count and hence as Earl (a mistake which would be forgivable in an amateur but surprising in a 'serious academic'), but his claims for the existence of such a major title have not been accepted by competent historians. Notwithstanding that, it would be foolish to discount the rest of his work entirely. Accordingly, subject to the caveats added below, we have few concerns in reporting his data.
(2) Vivian starts with the Richard de Glanville, Lord of Glanville near Caen, Normandy, shown (in the continuation) as father of the following Rainald, showing Rainald and his brother Nigel (a 1042).
Rainald, Sire de Glanville (a 1054)
Unfortunately, we must start with a caveat regarding the next generation. 'Historia Anglorum' (identified more clearly below) provides a table which shows an unnamed Glanville as father of (1) Robert (father of William who founded Broomholm), (2) Roger de Bertune (father of Robert father of Hervey father of Ranult the Justiciar), (3) Nicholas and (4) William, Archdeacon & Dean of Lisieux. However, some text within 'Historia Anglorum' (which we have not read at all thoroughly) appears to contradict its table, indicating that Roger de Bertrune was son of Robert. Provisionally, we follow Glanville-Richards (who is supported by Vivian), mainly using the pedigree at the end of his book with occasional trawling through the text, and just add some of the details provided by 'Historia Anglorum' on Nicholas.
1. Ranulph, Sire de Glanville (d c1080)
  m. Flandrina
  A. Sir Hervey de Glanville (d 1147, Chamberlain to King Stephen, 2nd/3rd son?)
  m. Matilda
  i. Ralph de Glanville, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Lancashire, etc. (d 1190-1, Lord Chief Justice & Treasurer of England)
  This Ralph is identified by Glanville-Richards as Earl of Suffolk which claim appears to be wholly spurious. Vivian does not follow his line but repeats that claim.
  m. Bertha de Valoins (dau of Theobald de Valoins of Parham, son of Robert)
  a. William de Glanville (d 1228)
  (1) Gilbert de Glanville (d 1266)
  Glanville-Richards suggests that this Gilbert, whom he describes as 3rd Earl of Suffolk, forfeited his title for his support of Simon de Montford's rising against Henry III.
  (A) Ralph de Glanville
  (i) Maud de Glanville
  m. Sir William de Vesey of Ireland
Glanville-Richards suggests that Sir William was created Earl of Suffolk in 1326 in right of his wife but that claim appears to be spurious.
  (a) Sara de Vesey
  m. Robert de Peyton of Ufford
  This Robert de Peyton was grandfather of Robert de Ufford who, according to TCP (Suffolk), was created 1st Earl of Suffolk in 03.1336/7. TCP (Ufford) names Robert's wives as Mary (widow of William de Say) and Joan, providing little information about them but not making any connection at all with the Vesey or Glanville families.
  (B) Gilbert de Glanville 'of Suffolk'
  (i) Sir Gilbert de Glanville
  (a) Alianore de Glanville
  m1. Sir Richard de Brews
  m2. Sir John Wingfield of Wingfield (d c1358)
  (ii) Katherine de Glanville
  m. John de Glanville of Wooton Glanville (a 1275)
  (C) Nicholas de Glanville of Sutton, Letheringham & Chalsfeld
(D) William de Glanville
  (i) Robert de Glanville (a 1261)
  (ii) Sir Richard de Glanville in Oxfordshire (a temp Ed1 who r. 1272-1307)
  (a) daughter
  m. _ Rainsford
  (E) Bartholomew de Glanville (monk)
  b. Osbert de Glanville (justiciary)
  It is a presumption that this was the Osbert Glanville shown by VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, Old alias Wold) as father of ...
(1) Ranulf Glanville of Wold, Northamptonshire (b c1180, d c1202)
  (A) Isabel Glanville
  m1. Walter St. Leger (d c1244)
  m2. (?) William Mauduit here?
  (B) Christiane Glanville
  m1. William of All Saints
  m2. Robert Rote
  (C) Margaret Glanville (dsp)
  c. Gilbert de Glanville
  d. Matilda (Maud) de Glanville
  m1. William de Auberville (d 1139)
  m2. Roger de Todenham
e. Annabella de Glanville
  m. Sir Ralph de Arden or Arderne, Sheriff of Hereford
  f. Helwisa de Glanville (b 1155, d 1195) Y
  m. Robert FitzRalph of Middleham (b 1145, a 1190) Y
  ii. William de Glanville of Broughton
  Glanville-Richards, supported by Vivian, identifies William's wife as Gundred de Warrene, dau of William, 2nd Earl of Surrey, and relict of Roger de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, and of William de Lancaster of Kendal. Noting that such a marriage is not mentioned in TCP (Surrey) and that Gundred's 1st marriage was in 1130, her 2nd c1154, we are suspicious of that identification.
  a. Agnes de Glanville
  m. Sir Robert de Creke
  iii. Sir Roger de Glanville (dsp, Baron of the Exchequer) identified by Vivian as 9th son, Sheriff of Northumberland
  m1. Christian
  m2. Gundred de Beaumont (dau of Roger de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, relict of Bigod, Earl of Norfolk)
  iv. Stephen de Glanville
  m. ?? de Mountchensy (dau of Warin de Mountchensy by Agnes, dau of Payne FitzJohn) named Agnes by Vivian
  v. Adam de Glanville of Glanville's Laver in Felsted, Essex (a 1184, justice) line not followed by Vivian
  a. William de Glanville of Felstede (d c1259)
  (1) Sir Walter de Glanville of Felstede (d 1329)
(A) Geoffrey de Glanville of Felstede
  (i) Alice de Glanville (d 1342)
  m. John Naylinghurst of Glanville's Laver
  (B) Margaret de Glanville
  m. Stephen Alistre
  (C) Ellen de Glanville
  m. Sir Thomas Astleigh (Astley) of Eastleigh (a 1263)
  Glanville-Richards suggests this connection with the Astley family but we have not yet reconciled it with TCP (Astley).
  vi. Hervey de Glanville
  Glanville-Richards, supported by Vivian (which identifies him as 3rd son), suggests that this may have been the 'Hervey Walter' whom we show on Butler01 as married to Matilda de Valoines (dau of Theobald de Valoines, Lord of Parnham, and sister of Bertha, wife of Ranulph (Ralph) de Glanville - see above) and ancestor of Butler Earls of Ormonde. We doubt this as we believe that, had it been a serious possibility, it would surely have been mentioned in TCP (Butler) (which does confirm that Hervey Walter's wife Matilda was sister of the above-shown Bertha and that "This circumstance greatly contributed to the advancement of the Butler family").
vii. Sir Gerard de Glanville (youngest son) HJY
  m1. Emma de Cukeney (dau of Thomas de Cukeney) HJY
  m2. Matilda FitzSwain (dau/heir of Adam FitzSwain, relict of Adam de Montbegon of Hornby Castle & John Malherbe)
  viii. Gina de Glanville
  m1. Alfred de Murions
  m2. Adam de Blannery (de Bianny)
  ix. Alicia de Glanville
  m. Geoffrey de Lodnes of Loddon (son of Ralph son of Jordan son of Jeffrey son of Goceline of Loddon)
  x.+ other issue - Alexander (Prior of Rochester), Robert, Gilbert (d 24.06.1219, Bishop of Rochester)
  B. William de Glanville of Bromholm & Bacton, Norfollk (a 1113) Vivian does not follow William's line but does support that his wife was ...
  m. Beatrix de Sackville (dau of Sir William de Sackville of Mount Bures & Bracstead)
  i. Sir Bartholomew de Glanville of Bromholm & Bacton, Governor of Orford Castle, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk
  m. Isabella de Berking
a. William de Glanville of Bromholm & Bacton (dsps 1234)
  m. Dionysia de Berking (dau of Sir John de Berking)
  b. Sir Geoffrey de Glanville of Bromholm & Bacton
  m. Margaret de la Haye (dau of Sir Geoffrey de la Haye)
  (1) Geoffrey de Glanville (dsp)
  (2) Margaret de Glanville
  Glanville-Richards suggests that Margaret married Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, but TCP (Cornwall) makes no reference to any such marriage.
  (3) Alianore de Glanville
  m. Almuric Peche
  (4) Agnes de Glanville
  m. Baldwin ("a Norman")
  (5) Emma de Glanville
  m. Sir John de Grey (d 1265-6)
  (6) Basilla de Glanville
  m. Sir William Boville of Letheringham
  (7) Julian de Glanville
  m. Sir Simon Pecche
  ii. Matilda de Glanville
  m. Edmund Paston of Paston
  C.+ other issue - Sir Robert in Norfolk & Suffolk (a 1086), Walter
2. William de Glanville (d by 1113, Archdeacon & Dean of Liseaux or Lisieux in Normandy)
As indicated above, the following Nicholas is reported by 'Historia Anglorum' (History of the English People) by Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon (edited & translated by Diana Greenway, Oxford Medieval Texts, 1996, ISBN 0198222246, found on Google Books). VCH (Huntingdonshire, vol 2, Little Stukeley) mentions that "At the time of the Domesday Survey (1086) two knights, Richard and Hugh, held three hides of the abbot. Possibly one of these knights was father of Nicholas, archdeacon of Huntingdon (ob. c. 1110), the father of Henry of Huntingdon, the historian, who apparently succeeded his father as archdeacon".
3. Nicholas (d 1110, Archdeacon of Huntingdon)
  A. Henry de Stukeley (b c1088, d c1155, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, historian)
  i. Adam de Stukeley (a 1147, 1199)
  a. Aristotle de Stukeley (a 1208, judge)
  (1) Nicholas de Stukeley (a 1231)
'Historia Anglorum' ends with this Nicholas. VCH does not say that the following Paul was son of Nicholas but does report that a manor in Little Stukeley was later being held by ...
  (A) Paul de Stukeley (a 1279)
  (i) Ralph de Stukeley (a 1308)
  It is not known whether or nor Ralph was ancestor of later families who took the name Stukeley or Stewkley (eg those shown here). VCH (Huntingdonshire, vol 2, Great Stukeley) mentions a Nicholas de Stukeley (d c1377, son of John & father of Sir Nicholas + John) but it is not known if there was any connection between Ralph and that Nicholas.
  b. Simon
  B. ??
  i. Alexander

Main source(s): 'Records of the Anglo-Norman House of Glanville' (Wm. Urmston S. Glanville-Richards, 1888), which is provided online here with thanks to a contributor (OWC, 16.01.09) for transcribing data into a format which made it easier for us to use that book), with a little support from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Glanville of Tavistock', p410)
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