Akaris FitzBardolf, of Ravensworth

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Akaris FitzBardolf, of Ravensworth

Also Known As: "Akaris", "Akarias", "Akarius", "Bardolf", "Fitz Bardolf"
Birthplace: Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Death: circa 1161 (67-85)
Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Bardolf, Lord of Ravensworth and NN de Alselyn
Father of William Bardolf, Lord of Bardolf; Hervey FitzAkaris; Hervey Fitz Akarius and Walter Fitz Akarius

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About Akaris FitzBardolf, of Ravensworth


Date of birth might specifically be 1080.

Date of death might specifically be 1161.


Gender has also been reported to be female(!).

Surname has also been reported to be:

Given name has also been reported to be:

  • Akarias
  • Akarius
  • Bardolf de Ravensworth (which is actually his father's given name and a variation of his style)

Date and place of birth have also been erroneously reported to be 1100 at Ravensworth, Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire), England.

Undetermined relationship to Bondo de Akaris

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"Bardolph, ancestor of the Fitz-Hughs, was lord of Ravensworth (and other manors) at the Conquest, and was in all probability a descendant of the Viking who settled down here in the 10th century. In his old age he assumed the monastic garb, becoming a veritable monk in the Abbey of St. Mary, at York. To this abbey he presented the churches of Ravensworth and Patrick Brompton. Akaris Fitz-Bardolph, his son and successor, founded the Abbey of Fors in Wensleydale, then called 'the Abbey of Charity,' at Bow-bridge, hard by Askrigg. At his death his son, Henry Fitz-Akaris, a renowned and doughty knight, much sought after, succeeded to him. He it was gave leave to Conan, Earl of Richmond, to 'translate' the Abbey of Fors from its bleak situation into the lovely green bay or dell by the Yore at East Witton - it becoming known afterwards as Yore-vaulx, now Jervaux. Son became father, and his son in regular order succeeded, intermarrying with the noblest in the land, their arms and shields growing more complex in quarterings for many a generation, until at length, so widespread was their blood and connexion, that their 'Coats' are to be found mouldering on many a religious House up and down England. Hugh Fitz-Henry dying in 1304, his son Henry adopted the variation of Fitz-Hugh surnomically, and his descendants were ever afterwards called Fitz-Hugh commemoratively. Such were the powerful knights of this famous house, and such their sentiments. In the later Lancastrian 'era' they attained, as all know, to a high place of honour."

Source: http://members.fortunecity.com/hburdon/bogg.html


Akaris Fitz-Bardolph, in the 5th of Stephen [1140], founde d the Abbey of Fors, co. York, then called the Abbey of Cha rity and dying in 1161, was s. by his elder son, Hervey Fit z-Akaris. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited a nd Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England , 1883, p. 207, FitzHugh, Barons FitzHugh]

Sources: 1.Title: The Cistercians in Yorkshire Author: J. S. Fletcher Publication: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1919 Repository: Media: Book Page: p. 373 Text: Peter [de Quinciacus, a Cistercian monk from Normandy] made application to Akarius Fitz-Bardolph, Lord of Ravensworth, a sub-feudatory of Alan, Earl of Richmond. Akarius gave him a piece of land at a place named Fors, in the valley of the Ure, in that part now called Wensleydale. 2.Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999 Repository: Media: Book Page: p. 188

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See:[ http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FITZHUGH.htm#Akaris%20FITZBARDOLF1] names three sons: William Bardolf, Hervey FITZAKARIS, and Walter FITZAKARIS of Hinton

Akarius Fitz Bardolph, Lord of Ravensworth, was the son of Bardolph an 11th-century nobleman living in Richmondshire, the area encompassing the Ure, Tees and Swale valleys in northern England. He was a sub-feudatory of Alan, Earl of Richmond.[1] Akarius gave land at Fors in Wharfedale for the founding of a monastery in 1145. He died in 1161 and in 1165 his son, Harveus fitz Akarius, consented to the abbey being relocated to its permanent site.[2] The abbey was relocated to the valley of the River Ure (alternatively Jore, Yore) and was renamed the Abbey of Yore vale, which became Jervaulx Abbey. Akarius had a second son named Walter. The family of Fitz Hugh, Lords of Ravensworth, is descended from Akarius Fitz Bardolph.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akarius_Fitz_Bardolph[]

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Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Ravensworth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 0AY, United Kingdom
Age 76
Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)