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Frederick de Warenne

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Re: Frederick de Warenne

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 9:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Apr 2012 7:26AM GMT
No doubt this is the 'Frederick, brother of William de Warenne' mentioned in the Domesday Book. First, Frederick was his brother-in-law not his brother. At that time your wife's brothers were considered your own brothers when you married; much more so than today. Secondly, chroniclers and clerics sometimes used the same term for both. Frederick, who left his lands in East Anglia to his sister's husband was Frederick of Oosterzele-Scheldewindeke in Flanders. His sister was William de Warenne's first wife, Gundred. Their brother was Gerbod, Earl of Chester while the father of all three siblings was another Gerbod, advocate of St. Bertin Abbey in Flanders. Frederick was killed circa 1070, by Hereward the Wake. The two brothers, Gerbod and Frederick, came to England with the Conqueror in the Flemish contingent while their sister, Gundred, prior to her marriage, may have been a lady in waiting to Matilda of Flanders. It’s also thought that Gundred (and by extension Gerbod and Frederick) and Matilda were distantly related through the counts of Flanders. I can give you sources if you want them. Jay
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luscdj 19 Jan 2012 12:44AM GMT 
jayswith 14 Apr 2012 3:07PM GMT 
jplalone 19 Apr 2012 2:42PM GMT 
jayswith 20 Apr 2012 12:50PM GMT 
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