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  • ID: I17667
  • Name: Robert de Toeni or Stafford
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1014
  • Death: 4 AUG 1088
  • Residence: Belvoir Castle, Rutland, England
  • Note: 1 2

    The mound of Belvoir and all land visible from there was given by William The Conqueror to his Standard Robert de Todeni, who built a castle there. This man I suppose.
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    The elder of Robert de Tosny?s younger daughters was Adelisa, wife of Roger Bigod at his death in 1107.
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    William The Conqueror built a crude timber and earthen castle upon the same natural hill used earlier for a fortress built around 910-915 by Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians and daughter of King Alfred the Great, when she established the Burh of Staithford, which means a fortified town at the landing place of the water crossing. The name Staithford evolved into Stafford over time.
    William the Conqueror was a well-organized administrator. He greatly appreciated a sense of order and commanded young Robert de Toeni to change his name to Stafford to denote that he was the governor of the castle (or Castellan of Stafford).
  • _UID: F4E4937C92134DF99C38D1483F53C70E26A5
  • Change Date: 22 SEP 2006



    Father: Roger ?The Spaniard? de Toeni
    Mother: Godehuit Borrell

    Marriage 1 Avice de Clare b: ABT 1050 in France
    • Married: 1064
    Children
    1. Has Children Nicholas de Stafford
    2. Has Children Nigel de Stafford

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Shell Guide to England
      Author: Ed John Hadfield
      Date: 1970
    2. Text: www.johnstafford.org/ Ancient/First_Stafford.htm
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