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Illustrious Men Matthew FitzHerbert was one of 16 Illustrious Men, counselors to King John, who were listed in the preamble to Magna Carta. Join: Magna Carta Project Discuss: magna_carta
"Matthew Fitz-Herbert, Justice-itinerant in Wilts and other Southern counties in the reign of Henry III. resided at Erlestoke, towards the rebuilding of which, the King gave him ten oaks out of Chippenham forest. Rot. Claus. i. 443. The son who succeeded him in his Wiltshire estates was termed Herbert Fitz-Matthew, who died without issue, when they descended to a brother Peter, and then to a nephew John, to whom Dugdale gives a son, Matthew Fitz-John who died 2nd Edward II., no doubt, the Devizes Governor aforesaid." 
"William de Mandeville died soon after his brother, leaving his wife surviving him, and an only daughter, Joan, who succeeded to his property in England and Normandy and conveyed it to her husband, Theodore Teutonicus, in 1200. In 1202 this husband was dead and she was married a second time to Matthew Fitz-Herbert, a son of Herbert Fitz-Herbert, one of the Chamberlains to Henry I. Matthew received as the dower of his wife the fief of Olonde in Normandy and the manor of Erlestoke. He seems also to have come into possession of the manor of Stokenham (Devon) in the same way, for his charter is found in the Cartulary of Montebourg confirming a grant of land in the neighbouring parish of Strete. This had been before confirmed by Roger de Mandeville, and was now confirmed "by the wish and with the consent of Johanna Patrick his wife." On the death of Matthew Fitz-Herbert in 1231, his widow, Joan, last of the Erlestoke De Mandevilles, surrendered all the lands which she and Matthew had held of her inheritance, in favour of Herbert Fitz-Matthew, their son and heir."