Osbert de Arches
(Abt 1059-Abt 0116)
Agnes de Arches


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Agnes de Arches

  • Marriage: Son or Grandson of Franco de Faucomberge

bullet  General Notes:

Agnes was married first to Sir Herbert de St Quintin of Skipsey, second to Robert de Faucomberge of Rise, and lastly to Sir William de Foliot of Catfoss.

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 1085
The first of this ancient family of not was Peter de Falkeberge, son of Agnes de Arches, founders of the house of nuns at Nun-Kelling in Holderness. Peter and his wife Beatrice had issue of sons, William, Walter and Sephen.

~Bank's The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Vol. II, p. 176

• Background Information. 1356
Agnes de Arches, or of Catfoss, used much of the estate to found Nunkeeling priory circa 1150. Agnes's gift, which was confirmed by her stepson Richard de St. Quintin, comprised Nunkeeling church, 3 carucates at Nunkeeling, and land and rights in Bewholme wood. [E.Y.C. iii, pp. 53\endash 5; Early Yorks. Fam. (Y.A.S. Rec. Ser. cxxxv), 79; V.C.H. Yorks. iii. 119\endash 20] Other donors included her sons William and Hugh Foliot, her daughter Alice de St. Quintin, and her son Walter de Fauconberg. [B.L. Cott. MS. Otho. C. viii, ff. 67, 69v., 70\endash 2, 76; E.Y.C. iii. pp. 55\endash 9; Early Yorks. Fam. 27, 79]

~A History of the County of York East Riding, Vol. VII, pp. 321-329

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives. 193
From: "Rosie Bevan" <rbevan@paradise.net.nz>
Subject: Re: Agnes de Arches
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:27:13 +1300

Agnes de Arches and Herbert de St Quintin had at least three children - Alice, Walter and Alan. Walter and Alan predeceased their mother as shown by a gift dated 1144-55 to the nuns at Nunkeeling, which establishment she founded, "pro salute anime domini mei Herberti de Sancto Quintino et pro animabus Walteri et Alani filiorum meorum." [Farrer. EYC v.3 p.53]. She does not appear to be mother of Richard de St Quintin, Herbert's son and heir.

Agnes is referred to Alice's mother in a gift made to Nunkeeling by the latter between 1164-1170. Alice married Robert son of Fulk the Steward and secondly Eustace de Merc. She appears to have at least four children by her first husband William, Walter, Henry, and Sybil.

By her second marriage to Robert de Fauconberg, she was mother of Piers/Peter, his son and heir; and by her marriage to William Foliot she was mother of William and Hugh Foliot. This is shown by the confirmation by William, archbishop of York, dated 1143-1154, of a gift made by her to Nunkeeling by "petitione Agnetis matris Petri de Falcamberga et filiorum suorum Willelmi et Hugonis Foliot" [Farrer.EYC v.3 p.54]

Agnes married Son or Grandson of Franco de Faucomberge, son of Franco de Faucomberge and Unknown.

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