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Rohese De Clare (Giffard), de Longueville

Also Known As: "Lady Rohese", "of Buckingham", "Lady of Longuville", "Normandie"
Birthplace: Longueville, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: circa 1113 (74-83)
Clare, Suffolk, England
Place of Burial: St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gautier Giffard I, Seigneur de Longueville and Ermengarde Flaitel
Wife of Richard FitzGilbert de Bienfaite, Lord of Clare and of Tonbridge
Mother of Avice de Clare; Richard FitzRichard de Clare, Abbot of Ely; Robert FitzRichard de Clare; Walter Fitzrichard; Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare, Lord of Clare, Tonbridge, and Cardigan and 8 others
Sister of William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester; Gautier Giffard, II, Seigneur de Longueville, 1st Earl of Buckingham; Amfrida Giffard and Raoul Giffard, Benefactor of the Abbey of Montivilliers

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About Rohese Giffard de Longueville

Rohese Giffard (Note: The French Gautier is, in English, Walter) [i]


ROHESE Giffard (-after 1113, bur [Colchester]).

  • Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gautier-Giffard 1er" & his wife had several daughters, of whom Rohais married "Richard fils du comte Gilbert"[534].
  • According to the Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, ”Rohesia” married secondly “Eudoni dapifero Regis Normanniæ” after the death of “Ricardo filio comitis Gisleberti” and that they were both buried “tempore Henrici primi” in “castrum Clecestriæ…cœnobio in honore sancti Johannis” which Eudo constructed[535].
  • According to the Complete Peerage, this genealogy is “probably erroneous” but it does not explain the basis for the doubts[536].
  • From a chronological point of view, the connection would be tight, assuming that the death date of Richard FitzGilbert is correctly estimated to [1090] and the birth of Rohese´s granddaughter by her alleged second marriage, Beatrix, is correctly assessed at [1105].
  • An alternative perspective is provided by the History of the foundation of St John´s abbey, Colchester which names “Eudoni…major domus regiæ” and “Roasya uxor eius…Gilbertum comes, Rohaisæ frater”[537], who would have been the daughter of this Rohese Giffard.

m [firstly] RICHARD FitzGilbert de Brionne, son of GILBERT de Brionne "Crespin" Comte d'Eu & his wife --- (before 1035-[1090], bur St Neots, Huntingdonshire).

[m secondly EUDES de Rie dapifer, son of HUBERT de Rie & his wife ---(-1 Mar 1120, bur Colchester).]

  • [534] WJ VIII.37, p. 302.
  • [535] Dugdale Monasticon V, Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire III, p. 269.
  • [536] CP V 113-4.
  • [537] Dugdale Monasticon IV, Colchester St John Abbey, Essex, I, Historia Fundationis, p. 607.


Rohese Giffard, daughter of Walter Giffard (died 1084), Lord of Longueville who was

most certainly present at the Battle of Hastings. (See Normandy, Generation Ten)

Richard and Rohese had the following children:

· Gilbert FitzRichard de Clare, mentioned next.

· Walter de Clare, Lord of Nether Gwent

· Roger FitzRichard de Clare

· Richard FitzRichard de Clare, Abbot of Ely

· Robert FitzRichard de Clare, Baron of Baynard and Dunmow, who married Maud de

Saint Liz, daughter of Simon de Saint Liz, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton. (See Fitz

Walter) Robert FitzRichard died between 1134 and 1136, and Maud then married to Saher

de Quincy. (See De Quincy, Generation One)

Rohese Giffard1

F, #158425, b. 1034

Last Edited=28 Jan 2007

    Rohese Giffard was born in 1034 at Longueville, Normandy, France.2 She was the daughter of Walter Giffard, Lord of Longueville and Agnes Ermentrude Fleitel.2,1 She married Richard FitzGilbert, son of Gilbert, Comte de Brionne and Gunnora,, circa 1054.3

Rohese Giffard was living in 1113.3
Children of Rohese Giffard and Richard FitzGilbert

Roger FitzRichard 4

Gilbert FitzRichard+ b. b 1066, d. 11141


[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 387. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 242.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 243.

Rohesia was our ancestor through two distinct descent lines--one through her son Roger and the other through her son Gilbert, each of whom was independently our ancestor.

See "My Lines"

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from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

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Sources 1.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie

Rohese De Giffard De Clare
BIRTH 1034
Longueville, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
DEATH 1118 (aged 83–84)
St Neots, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
St. Neots Priory
St Neots, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
MEMORIAL ID 159273740

Rohese de Giffard was the daughter of Walter Giffard, Seigneur de Longueville (1010-1085) and Agnes Ermentrude Fleitel (1014-1103). She married Richard "fitzGilbert" de Clare (1024-1090) midsummer in 1054 and had eight children by that marriage.

Family Members
Walter de Giffard
Agnes Ermentrude Fleitel

Richard FitzGilbert

Gilbert De Clare
Rohese FitzRichard
Robert FitzRichard De Clare
Walter De Clare

2.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham

3.[S289] Betty and Dick Field's Family History, Richard Field

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Rohese Giffard de Longueville's Timeline

April 13, 1034
Longueville, Calvados, Normandy, France
Clare, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Bienfaite, Normandy, France
Normandy, France
Tunbridge, Kent, England
Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Clare, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)
Of, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, England
Tonbridge, Kent, England