by David Williams [1]


An entry in the papal Regesta reveals that William de Grandison married twice, and fathered sons by his first marriage. Hitherto, the name of his first wife, and the number and names of their children have been unknown. Bringing strands of additional evidence together, the author proposes that William was very likely first married to Jeanne, daughter of Pierre II, count of Gruyère; and that she was probably the mother of those sons, and of at least one daughter, Agnes, wife of Thomas Bardolf, 2nd Lord Bardolf.

Foundations (2018) 10: 89-97                                © Copyright FMG and the author

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