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Name: Robert De Toeni Determine relationship to Gordon Bowyer
Birth: 1031 Tosni, Louviers, Eure, Normandy, France Father: Roger II "The Spaniard" Conches De Toeni Mother:Godeheut (Godehilde) Barcelona
Married: Adeliza De Savona 1st Wife
Children Born Died
Beringar De Toeni ABT 1057 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England ABT 1116
Geffery De Toeni ABT 1059 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England DECEASED
William De Toeni ABT 1060 Belvoir, Leicestershire, England DECEASED
Robert De Toeni ABT 1061 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England DECEASED
Eudo De Toeni ABT 1065 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England DECEASED
Adeliza (Alice) De Toeni ABT 1070 St Saveur, Normandy, France AFT 1130 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
Agnes De Toeni ABT 1074 St Saveur, Normandy, France DECEASED
Married: Avice De Clare BEF 1075 2ND Wife
Children Born Died
Nicholas De Stafford ABT 1075 Stafford, Staffordshire, England AFT 1138 Stone Priory, Staffordshire, England
Nigel De Stafford ABT 1076 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England 1115 Drakelow, Staffordshire, England
Death: 4 AUG 1088 Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
Burial: Evesham Abbey, Worcestershire, England
Remarks: Name Suffix: (Lord Of Belvoir)
1 NAME Robert De /Stafford/
2 GIVN Robert De
2 SURN Stafford
2 NSFX Sheriff Of Staffordshire

Amongst the most distinguished companion in arms of the Conqueror was Robert de Todeni, a nobleman of Normandy, upon whom the victorious monarch conferred, with numerous other grants, an estate in the county of Lincoln upon the borders of Leicestershire. Here de Todeni erected a stately castle and, from the fair view it commanded, gave it the designation of Belvoir Castle, and here he established his chief abode. At the time of the General Survey, this powerful personage possessed no less than eighty extensive lordships, viz., two in Yorkshire, one in Essex, four in Suffolk, one in Cambridge, two in Hertfordshire, three in Bucks, four in Gloucestershire, three in Bedfordshire, nine in Northamptonshire, two in Rutland, thirty-two in Lincolnshire, and seventeen in Leicestershire. "of this Robert," saith Dugdale, "I have not seen any other memorial than that the Coucher-Bookof Belvoir recordeth: which is, that bearing a venerable esteem to our sometime much celebrated protomartyr, St. Alban, he founded near to his castle a priory for monks and annexed it as a cell to that great abbey in Hertfordshire, formerly erected by the devout King Offa in honour of that most holy man." Robert de Todeni, Lord of Belvoir, d. in 1088, leaving issue by his wife Adela, William, who assumed the surname of Albini; Berenger; Geoffrey; Robert; and Agnes. He was s. by his eldest son, William de Albini, Brito, Lord of Belvoir. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, England, 1883, p. 160, Daubeney, Barons Daubeney, Earl of Bridgewater]

Ancestral File Number: HRN0-HQ

Note: Robert was father of Adeliza who married Roger Bigod and had Cecily,who married William de Albini. William did succeed Robert as Lord of Belvoir but as a grandson0in-law, not as a son.

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