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Roger (Cailly) de Cailly (bef. 1060 - aft. 1103)

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Foster's pedigree of the Cayley family in Yorkshire Pedigrees[1] suggests that Roger de Cailly was Lord of Cailly in Normandy: if that is right, he may have taken over the family lands at Cailly when other members of the family settled in England and one of his brothers married the heiress to neighbouring Preaux and came to be known as de Preaux. It is certain that Roger's descendants held Cailly.

Roger de Cailly was alive in 1080, when he confirmed a donation of rights in Cailly (the place) made by his father Osbern to the Abbey of St Ouen in Rouen, Normandy, adding substantial gifts out of his possessions at Cailly to what his father had already given. Between them Osbern and Roger were major benefactors of the Abbey.[2][3][4][5] That is further evidence supporting the view that Roger held the seigneury of Cailly, and confirmation that he was son of Osbern de Cailly.

He is probably the Roger de Cailly who witnessed the foundation deed of Thetford Priory (founded in 1103) in Norfolk, England, and who made a gift of 5s. rent and half his goods at his death to the Priory: the gift was later confirmed during the reign of Henry I of England.[6]

Seigneury of Cailly

See the free space page Notes on the Medieval Cailly Family for more information about the family's connection with Cailly near Rouen.


  1. Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire, N and E Ridings, Joseph Foster, 1874:
  2. Pommeraye - Histoire de l’Abbaye Royale de S. Ouen de Rouen, 1663, p.253 - book viewable at
  3. The Conqueror and His Companions, J R Planché, vol 2, pub. Tinsley Brothers, London, 1874
  4. Histoire et Patrimoine de Haut-Cailly
  5. Master Wace, His Chronicle of the Norman Conquest from the Roman de Rou’, translated and annotated by Edgar Taylor, pub. William Pickering 1837, p.230 footnote
  6. An Essay towards a Topographical History of Norfolk, Francis Blomefield, Vol.2 p.110, pub. 1805

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On 1 Oct 2018 at 19:47 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Here is Foster. Links make it easier to lay out the case

I can see this must be the major source being used? But hard to understand why this would be seen as better than Keats-Rohan.

Roger is 30 degrees from Cari Starosta, 23 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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