Ada d'Engaine, heiress of Burgh-by-Sands

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Ada d'Engaine, heiress of Burgh-by-Sands

Birthplace: Burgh-By-Sands, Cumbria, England
Death: 1167 (47-56)
Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William d'Engaine and Eustachia d' Engaine
Wife of Simon de Morville and Robert de Vallibus, Baron Gillesland
Mother of Ralph de Morville; Ada de Morville; Hugh de Morville, of Burgh & Knaresborough; Roger de Morville; Ranulph de Vaux, Lord of Gillesland and 1 other

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About Ada d'Engaine, heiress of Burgh-by-Sands

Ada d'Engayne, daughter and heir of William de Engaine.  Ada was born about 1093 (some have 1122) and  lived in Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria, England. 

Parents: William de Engaine (1) b. circa 1063?, d. circa 1130 & Eustacia      Married

  1. Simon de Moreville b. circa 1083?, d. circa 1140, son of Hugh de Morville
  2. Lord of Gillesland Robert de Vaux b. circa 1085?, son of Lord of Gillesland Hubert de Normandie

Children include

  1. Hugo de Morville, Constable of Scotland+ b. c 1100?, d. c 1162 (2)
  2. Lord of Gillesland Ranulph de Vaux+ b. c 1115? (1)


  1.  C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 389.
  2.  D.S.O. Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton, Turton, pg. 101.
  3. Burke's A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormand and Abeyance, pg. 532

From page x of "German Romance IV": Lanzelet by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven; Kathleen J. Meyer, ed. & transl. 2011.

"...The most likely candidate [for bishop of Coutances in 1207] seems to be a Hûc de Morville whose seat was in Burgh-by-Sands, near Carlisle, and who died in 1202. He is recorded as being in Cumberland at Michaelmas 1194, the year when the ransom was paid, and the hostages were released. Since the hostages sent to Duke Leopold were not released until after his death in December 1194, he would therefore have been in the other group of hostages at the court of Emperor Henry VI.[2]... [3]

  • fn 2 One of the reasons the Cumberland Hûc is considered a likely possibility is that there are several female figures in the family named Ada. He was either the son or grandson of Simon de Morville and Ada, daughter of William de Engaine. He in turn had a daughter named Ada....
  • fn 3 The Hûc de Morville involved in the assassination of Thomas à Becket was HUGH II, son of Hugh I (d. 1160) who founded the branch of the de Morville family in Scotland. Hûc de Morville of Burgh-by-Sands was either the son or grandson of Simon de Morville and Ada, daughter of William de Engaine of Burgh-by-Sands. Simon may have been a brother for Hugh I. For an excellent summary of the de Morville family and their relationships, see Kerth (2004), 7-8 and 142-4, nn. 25-27).
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Ada d'Engaine, heiress of Burgh-by-Sands's Timeline

Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Burgh-By-Sands, Cumbria, England
Burgh-by-Sands, Cumberland (Cumbria) England
Burgh by Sands, Cumbria, England
Irthington, Cumberland, England
Age 52
Burgh-by-Sands, Cumbria, England