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Alice de Tosny

Also Known As: "de Toeni"
Birthplace: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ralph VI de Tosny, Lord of Flamstead and Petronilla de Lacy
Wife of Sir Walter de Beauchamp, of Elmley & Alcester, Sheriff of Worcestershire
Mother of Sir Giles Beauchamp, Kt.; Lord Roger de Beauchamp, Sr., 1st Baron Beauchamp of Bletso and Lady Margaret de Lisle
Sister of Roger de Toeni, V and Constance de Tosny

Occupation: Countess
Managed by: Kenneth Joseph Bagg Neder
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About Alice de Tosny

Note: The wife of Walter de Beauchamp of Elmley was Alice de Tosny (b. bef 1239), daughter of Raoul VI de Tosny & his wife Pernel de Lacy. Charles Cawley [] notes that "Pope Nicholas IV granted dispensation to 'Walter de Bello Campo' and 'Alice daughter of Ralph de Tonny to remain in the marriage they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred”, and declared 'their offspring legitimate, dated 23 Sep 1289 [Bliss (1893), Vol. I, p. 503.

However, various sites have confused her with a possible niece Alice de Tosny possibly born c. 1254, possible daughter of her brother Roger VI and his wife Alice de Bohun, OR with her grandniece Alice de Tosny (aka de Toeni) b. 1284, daughter of Ralph VII de Tosny, who married Sir Thomas Leybourne, Guy de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, and William la Zouche de Mortimer.

RAOUL [VI] de Tosny of Castle Maud, Radnorshire (-at sea [29] Sep 1239).  The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land from the king in Hertfordshire, dated to [1204/12]: "Radulfus de Tony" held land "in Flamstede"[145].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Radulfus de Toany" holding property "Flamstede" in Essex, and four knights’ fees and parts "in Estham, Rudmerlega, La Bereve, Warneslega, La More, Scravelega, Sendeslega" in Worcestershire in [1210/12][146].  Henry III King of England granted property "Radulfo de Thoeny", which King John had granted to "Rogero de Thoeny patri ipsius Radulfi", dated 11 Jun 1229[147].  Matthew Paris records the death "in mari...circa festum sancti Michaelis” 1239 of “Radulphus de Thoni”[148].  m (Sep [1232/34]%29 as her first husband, PERNEL de Lacy, daughter of WALTER de Lacy Lord of Meath & his wife [Margery de Briouse] (-after 25 Oct 1288).  She married secondly (before 15 Oct 1256) Guillaume de Saint-Omer.  Raoul [VI] & his wife had three children: 

a) ROGER [VI] de Tosny (29 Sep 1235-[10 Jun 1263/14 May 1264]). A writ dated 18 Jun "48 Hen III", after the death of "Roger de de Tony alias de Thony", lists his manors but does not name his heirs[149]. m firstly ALICE de Bohun, daughter of HUMPHREY de Bohun Earl of Hereford & his wife Mathilde de Valence (-bur Llanthony Priory). A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Matildis..Alicia” as the first two of the four daughters of “Henricus [mistake for Humfredus] quintus de Bohun comes Hereford et Essex et constabularius Angliæ et dominus Henricus de Bohun” and his wife “Matildem filiam comitis de Ewe in Normannia”, adding that Alice married “domino de Thonye” and was buried at Lanthony[150]. A manuscript in Aske’s collections names “…the Ladi Alice of Tonny daughter of Humfre of Bohum the vth…” among those buried at Lanthony Priory[151]. m secondly (before 1255) ISABEL, daughter of --- (-after Feb 1265). Roger [VI] & his second wife had one child:

i) RAOUL [VII] de Tosny (1255-before 29 Jul 1295). m (before 1276) MARY, daughter of --- (-after 1283). Raoul [VII] & his wife had three children:

(a) ROBERT de Tosny (Thornby, Scotland 4 Apr 1276-before 28 Nov 1309). He was summoned to parliament in 1299, whereby he is held to have become Lord Tosny/Tony. m (contract 28 Apr 1293, after 2 May 1293) MATILDA of Strathearn, daughter of MALISE Earl of Strathearn & his wife Agnes Comyn (-[1340/48]). A charter dated 2 May 1293 records the recognisance of "Radulpho de Tony…versus Malisium comitem de Stratherne" (respecting his marriage, although the document does not specify that this is the case)[152].

(b) daughter . m ([1 Mar 1295]) ROBERT Tybetot, son of --- (-[1 Mar 1295/1 Mar 1297]).

(c) ALICE de Tosny ([1282/85]-[7 Nov 1324/8 Jan 1325]). The will of "Guy de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick", dated 28 Jul 1316, bequeathed property to "Alice my wife...Maud my daughter...Elizabeth my daughter...Thomas my son...John my son"[153]. m firstly THOMAS de Leyburn, son of --- (-before 30 May 1307). m secondly ([12 Jan/28 Feb] 1310) GUY de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, son of WILLIAM de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick & his wife Matilda FitzJohn ([1270/71]-Warwick [28 Jul/early Aug] 1315, bur Bordsley). m thirdly ([26 Oct 1315/25 Feb 1317]) as his first wife, WILLIAM La Zouche Lord Zouche of Mortimer, son of ROBERT de Mortimer of Richard’s Castle, Herefordshire & his wife Joyce la Zouche (-28 Feb 1337, bur Tewkesbury Abbey).

b) CONSTANCE de Tosny (-after 11 Feb 1266). The Complete Peerage notes that the manor of Yarkhill, Herefordshire was given to Ralph de Tosny and Pernel his wife who, after her husband’s death, gave it in free marriage to Fulk FitzWarin [IV] and Constance[154]. m [as his second wife,] FULK [IV] FitzWarin, son of FULK [III] FitzWarin & his first wife Matilda le Vavasour (-killed in battle Lewes 14 May 1264).

c) ALICE de Tosny . Pope Nicholas IV granted dispensation to “Walter de Bello Campo” and “Alice daughter of Ralph de Tonny to remain in the marriage they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred”, and declared “their offspring legitimate”, dated 23 Sep 1289[155]. m WALTER de Beauchamp, son of [WILLIAM [IV] de Beauchamp & his wife Isabel Mauduit.

Alice de Toeni Beauchamp
BIRTH unknown
DEATH unknown
Burial Details Unknown
MEMORIAL ID 177501213

Plantagenet Ancestry (Powick-7) gives Alice's ancestry, marriage and children. She had 6 sons; Walter, William, Humphrey, Ralph, Giles, and Roger and 4 daughters; Pernel, Eleanor, Margaret, and Maud (abbess of Godstow).
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Roger de Toeni V
Alice de Bohun Toeni

Sir Walter de Beauchamp
1243–1303 (m. 1269)

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Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Beauchamp's Court, Alcester, Warwickshire, England
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