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
or De Rupierre; "from Rupierre, near Caen; the Lords of which were of great importance in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (Des Bois). William de Rupierre (who came to England with the Conqueror) is mentioned by Ordericus Vitalis; and in 1090 commanded the forces of Duke Robert. The Counts of Rupierre continued in Normandy till the last century. In England, Robert de Ruperia paid fines in Notts and Derby (Rot. Pip:), and the heiress of John Rooper of Turndish, Derby, married De Fourneaux, who assumed her name (Mon. i. 503). Roger de Rupers, of the Norman line, held lands in Warwick or Leicester, temp. John, where he granted the advowson of Tewkesbury Abbey (Testa de Nevill, 87). The seal of Roger de Rupierre of Normandy (published by the Norman Antiquarian Society) represents a shield divided into twelve squares, each containing a martlet, the original evidently from which the modern Roper arms are derived. The Ropers, Lord Teynham, are descended from this family."—The Norman People. There is a certain similarity in the coats of arms. Lord Teynham's pedigree (as traced by Philipot in his Visitation of Kent, 1619), commences with Edwin Roper, seventh in descent, from whom were two brothers; William, who married the daughter of the famous Chancellor, Sir Thomas More; and Christopher, the father of Sir John Roper, created a baron in 1618, and still represented. The elder line ended in heiresses after four generations.