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TAILLEFER, Baron de - Died Oct. 14, 1066 - Battle of Hastings - HELP

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TAILLEFER, Baron de - Died Oct. 14, 1066 - Battle of Hastings - HELP

Posted: 21 Sep 2002 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all...
I am trying to link up my subject TAILLEFER to his French/Norman descendants... The only info I have is what my ggrandfather was able to get (where he got the info, I have no idea). The following is what is written in the printed TAYLOR Family Genealogy Book (descendants of Dr. Edward & Sarah MERRITT (MERIT) TAYLOR.)
A Norman Baron and the favourite minstral of William the Conqueror, who accompanied him in his invasion of England, and is spoken of by the Anglo-Norman poet Trace in his description of the Battle of Hastings. In this battle, which resulted in the over-throw of the Saxon and establishing the Norman rule, TAILLEFER was slain by Leofwine the Saxon. As the friend and favourite of the Conqueror he received grants and many favours. These, inherited by his descendants and confirmed by William, gave great influence to the family. He is often mentioned in the Old "Roman de rou," likewise in the famous ballad known by the title.
The next descendant that is known is one Hanger TAYLERFER - "The descendant of Baron TAILLEFER, the Norman, held lands in the tenure of Ospringe, Kent County, in the 39th year of King Henry III's reign, 1256."
If anyone out there has any info on links to this personage... I'd appreciate the in-put...
Many thanks & stay safe...
Pam Taylor
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PamelaTaylor3... 22 Sep 2002 4:54AM GMT 
Peter 11 Oct 2002 7:43PM GMT 
Pam Taylor 11 Oct 2002 9:27PM GMT 
Peter 11 Oct 2002 9:33PM GMT 
Pam Taylor 11 Oct 2002 11:55PM GMT 
whos_your_pap... 23 Jun 2003 6:12PM GMT 
Peter 11 Oct 2002 9:35PM GMT 
taillefer 8 Feb 2003 8:48AM GMT 
Peter 8 Feb 2003 8:59PM GMT 
Pami 13 Feb 2003 4:26AM GMT 
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