Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
BATTLE ABBEY ROLL.
ACCOUNT OF THE NORMAN LINEAGES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.—VOL. III
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2007
a renowned Border family, whose exploits as march-wardens have been sung in many a tale and ballad, and last, but not least, by Sir Walter Scott—
"When the Douglas true, and the bold Buccleuch
'Gainst keen Lord Evers stood."
They were Barons of Wittonde-Wear in the county of Durham, where they had their castle, as well as Lords of Kirkley, in Northumberland; and descended from Eustace Fitzjohn, one of the greatest barons in the reign of Henry I. (see Vesci), by his second marriage with the heiress of the Constable of Chester. Their younger grandson, Roger, received the barony of Warkworth from Henry II., and was the father of Richard, who founded Langley Abbey in Norfolk. King Richard gave him Eure in Buckinghamshire, from which place his grandson Hugh, the ancestor of the Lords Evers, derived his name. It was consequently never borne till the reign of Henry III., and has no business here.