Patrick DE SALISBURY, Earl of Salisbury[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1118 - Abt 1168  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Patrick DE SALISBURY 
    Suffix Earl of Salisbury 
    Born Between 1105 and 1118  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 7 Apr 1168  Poitou, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Aft 7 Apr 1168  Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6440  Blythe Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Father Walter D'EVREUX, Sheriff of Wiltshire,   b. Abt 1082, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1147, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Sybil, de Chaworth,   b. 1082, Kempsford, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1147, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1108  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6, 7
    Family ID F3013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maud,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1151 
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F31724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ela DE PONTHIEU,   b. Abt 1120, Alençon, Orne, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1174  (Age ~ 54 years)  [5
    Married Bef 1152  [5
    Children 
     1. William FITZ PATRICK, Earl of Salisbury,   b. 1154, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1196, Normandie, Poitou, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F3050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earldom of Salisbury: The first creation of this title took place some time between June 1142 and 1147, when the Empress Maud, Henry I's daughter made Patrick de Salisbury an Earl. He is sometimes referred to as Earl of Wiltshire and sometimes as Earl of Salisbury, usually the latter. At this time an earldom was an official position rather than title of honour, but was often held by successive members of the same family, though not necessarily by right. Patrick was descended from a line of men who had been Sheriffs of Wiltshire from shortly after the Norman Conquest and who may even have been of English rather than Norman origin. Patrick's son succeeded him as Earl but died leaving an only child, a daughter called Ela or Isabel. Richard I arranged her marriage to William Longespee ("Long Sword"), his illegitimate half-brother by Henry II out of either Rosamund/Rosamond Clifford (the "Fair Rosamond" of tradition) or a woman of obscure antecedents called Hikenai or Ykenai. (Longespee may, however have been born of some other woman altogether).
      Burke's Peerage

      Patrick de Evereux, being steward of the household to the Empress Maud, was advanced by that princess to the dignity of Earl of Salisbury, and was one of the subscribing witnesses, as such, to the agreement made between King Stephen and Henry, Duke of Normandy, in the 18th year of that monarch's reign [1153]. In the 10th Henry II [1164], his lordship was a witness to the recognition of the ancient laws and liberties of England, and in two years afterwards, upon the aid then assessed for marrying the king's dau., he certified his knights' fees at seventy-eight and two-fifths. The earl being the king's lieutenant in Aquitaine and captain general of his forces there, was slain in 1167 by Guy de Lusignan upon his return from a pilgrimage to St. James of Compostella, and was s. by his son, William de Evereux.
      Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 167, d'Evereux, Earls of Salisbury

      PATRICK DE SALISBURY, 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir, supported the Empress, who made him her Constable, and by whom he was created, within the years 1142 (June)-1147, and probably after July 1143, EARL OF WILTSHIRE, being styled usually EARL OF SALISBURY. He was sheriff of Wiltshire. He was with Henry, Duke of Normandy, at Devizes on 13 April 1149, and again in 1153 (January-August); and at Westminster on 6 November 1153 he witnessed the treaty between Stephen and Henry. After the accession of Henry II, he continued to act as sheriff, and was frequently at Court. In 1163 he was present at the (first) translation of Edward the Confessor. In 1166 he held 40 fees inherited from his father, and 15 of his mother's maritagium, all 55 being of the old fcoffinent. In 1167 he was left in charge of the royal forces in Poitou. He confirmed his father's gifts to Bradenstoke, and was a benefactor to the priory of St. Denys, Southampton, and to the Templars. He married, 1stly, Maud, daughter of . . . . He married, 2ndly, Ela, widow of William DE WARENNE, 3rd EARL OF SURREY, daughter of William TALVAS, COUNT OF PONTHIEU AND ALENÇON, by Ela, daughter of Eudes, DUKE OF BURGUNDY. He was killed in battle in Poitou by Geoffrey de Lusignan, about 7 April 1168, and was buried in the Abbey of St. Hilaire in Poitiers. His widow died 10 October 1174.
      Complete Peerage XI:376-7

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      Earldom of Salisbury: The first creation of this title took place som e time between June 1142 and 1147, when the Empress Maud, Henry I's da ughter made Patrick de Salisbury an Earl. He is sometimes referred t o as Earl of Wiltshire and sometimes as Earl of Salisbury, usually th e latter. At this time an earldom was an official position rather tha n title of honour, but was often held by successive members of the sam e family, though not necessarily by right. Patrick was descended fro m a line of men who had been Sheriffs of Wiltshire from shortly aft.e r the Norman Conquest and who may even have been of English rather tha n Norman origin. Patrick's son succeeded him as Earl but died leavin g an only child, a daughter called Ela or Isabel. Richard I arranged h er marriage to William Longespee ("Long Sword"), his illegitimate half -brother by Henry II out of either Rosamund/Rosamond Clifford (the "Fa ir Rosamond" of tradition) or a woman of obscure antecedents called Hi kenai or Ykenai. (Longespee may, however have been born of some othe r woman altogether).

  • Sources 
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    2. [S477] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S6326] Burke's Peerage (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S461] Ancestry of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily de Neville (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S582] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S441] The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S461] Ancestry of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily de Neville.