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Bardolf fitz Eudes, Lord of Ravensworth

Also Known As: "Bardolf Fitzeudon", "Bardolf Akaris fitz", "Baldorf Thorfinsson fitz Eudes"
Birthplace: Bretagne, France
Death: circa 1120 (59-77)
St Mary's Abbey, York, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: York, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Odo, count of Penthièvre and Mistresses de Penthièvre, of Odo
Husband of NN de Alselyn
Father of Akaris FitzBardolf, of Ravensworth
Brother of Ribald FitzOdo de Penthièvre, 1st Lord Middleham and Spennithorne and Bodin Fitz Eudo
Half brother of Brien Tihern de Bretagne; Alain "Rufus" de Bretagne, lord of Richmond; Matilda Penthievre; Geoffroi I Botterel de Penthievre, comte de Penthievre; Etienne de Penthièvre, Count of Tréguier and 4 others

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About Bardolf, Lord of Ravensworth

brief biography

Lord of Ravensworth

nobleman of Richmondshire in Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire), England
Relative (probably half-brother) of Alain "Rufus" de Bretagne, lord of Richmond

alive in 1086


Date of birth might specifically be 1045.


Surname has also been reported to be:

Date and place of death have also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1120 at Ravensworth, Yorkshire (now North Yorkshire), England.

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SOURCES: LDS FHL Ancestal File # (


"Preacher, Farmers, Tinkers, and Kings" Jennifer Reeder (who has generously provided the following narrative at AWTP):

Although the surname of Fitz-Hugh was not appropriated to this family before the time of Edward III, it had enjoyed consideration from the period of the Conquest, when its ancestor, Bardolph, was Lord of Ravensworth, with divers other manors, in Richmondshire. This Bardolph assumed in his old age the habit of a monk in the Abbey of St. Mary, at York, to which he gave the churches of Patrick Brompton and Ravenswath, in pure alms. He was s. by his son and heir, Akaris Fitz-Bardolph. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, Eng land, 1883, p. 207, FitzHugh, Barons FitzHugh]

Note: AR states that Bardolf was illegitimate son of Eudes [de Bretagne, also known as Odo de Penthièvre].

Eudes/Odo had several mistresses, but who they were is unknown. It *is* certain that none of them was Ingebjorg Finnsdottir, widow of Thorfinn Sigurdarson of Orkney - she became the first wife of Malcolm III Canmore of Scotland. While it is not totally impossible that he might have picked up a "frille" (mistress) of Thorfinn's, geography makes it rather unlikely.

BARDULF . “Comes Alanus Rufus” donated property to Swavesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, for the soul of “patris sui Eudonis comitis”, by undated charter witnessed by “…Ribaldus et Bardulfus fratres comitis…”[Dugdale Monasticon, Vol. V, Joreval Abbey, Yorkshire, I, Historia Fundationis, p. 1001]. In Yorkshire. m ---. The name of Bardulf’s wife is not known. Bardulf & his wife had [two] children: a) ACARIAS (-after [1130]). A manuscript history of Joreval Abbey records that “Akarius filius Bardolfi” founded the abbey [Dugdale Monasticon, Vol. V, Joreval Abbey, Yorkshire, I, Historia Fundationis, p. 568]. “Alanus comes Britanniæ et Angliæ” confirmed the foundation of Joreval Abbey by “Akarius filius Bardolfii” and donated property to the abbey [idem.]. According to Domesday Descendants, he was ancestor of the FITZHUGH family of Ravensworth [Domesday Descendants (2002), p. 871]. b) [SCOLLAND (-after [1130]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. He was steward to his father's half-brother Stephen of Richmond [ibid., p. 871].]


Born: ABT 1080, Yorkshire, England

Died: 1161

Father: Bardolf of Ravensworth

Mother: ¿?

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Bretagne, France
Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England
Age 68
St Mary's Abbey, York, Yorkshire, England
St Mary's Abbey, York, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom