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Herbert Of Winchester
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ABT 1060 Vermandois, Normandy, France
Peter (Piers) De Vermandois
Emma Of Blois
Herbert I Fitzherbert
Born: BEF 1106 Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales
Died: BEF 1155 Winchester, Hampshire, England
BEF 1130 Winchester, Hampshire, England aged 69
Name Suffix: Chamberlain Of England
1 NAME Herbert De /Vermandois/
2 GIVN Herbert De
2 SURN Vermandois

Herbert of Winchester (also styled Herbert the Chamberlain) of unproven ancestry, d. in or shortly bef. 1130, Chamberlain and Treasurer under William II and Henry I, held lands in Hampshire in 1086, and afterwards held other lands in Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Gloucester and Yorkshire. [Ancestral Roots]


Herbert was evidently part of a conspiracy to overthrow Henry I in 1118 and was dismissed [from office of Chamberlain] and Suger of St Denis indicates that he was treated with mercy and was only castrated and blinded! [Richard Borthwick, post to SGM, 30 Jan 1998]


This very ancient family from which the chivalrous house of Herbert and other eminenthouses sprang, derived originally in England from Herbert, styled Count of Vermandois, who came over at the Conquest with the first William and filled the office of Chamberlain to William Rufus. He was great-grandson of Herbert, Comte de Vermandois, the lineal descendant of Charlemagne. Herbert is mentioned in theBattel Abbey Roll and was rewarded by a grant of lands in Hampshire. His wife was Emma, daughter of Stephen, Earl of Blois, by Adela, daughter of William theConqueror, and by that lady left a son and heir, Herbert Fitz-Herbert. [John Burke, History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. IV, R. Bentley, London, 1834, p. 728, Jones, of Llanarth]

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