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Isabel (FitzJohn) de Vipont (abt. 1240 - aft. 1259)

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Isabel de Vipont formerly FitzJohn
Born about [location unknown]
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died after in Shap Abbey, Westmoreland, Englandmap
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Date Estimated based on historical events and/or calculated by ages of other family members.Note: Birth date "about 1240" (from #Our1, but no citations for date). See list of death dates and sources below.



Isabel (FitzJohn) de Vipont was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Isabel was the daughter of Sir John fitz Geoffrey of Shere, Surrey, and his wife Isabel, daughter of Hugh le Bigod, the Magna Carta Surety.

On some date after 19 Nov 1242, she married Robert de Vipont of Appleby etc , probably as a young child. He was born about 1234 and was the son and heir of John de Vipont of Appleby etc, hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland.

When they were old enough, Isabel and Robert had 2 children, both girls: Isabel, wife of Sir Robert de Vipont, and Idoine, wife of Roger de Leyburn and Sir John de Cromwell. The name Idoine evidently came from the Busli family, their ancestors.

Death[citation needed] for the details of Isabel's death.[1][2][3][4][5]

Isabel's husband Robert died testate in 1264, their daughters being co-heiresses. Their wardships were bought by Sir Roger de Clifford and Sir Roger de Leybourne, who of course soon became their fathers-in-law and set about partitioning their estate.

Daughter Idoine had no children, but she lived until after 1330, so the Cliffords, as heirs of the other co-heiress Isabel, had to wait that long before eventually coming into the whole Vipont estate. In the meantime, they made themselves sole masters of Appleby by exchanging Staveley for Idoine's half-share.


  1. Find a Grave memorial #84044379 has death as Apr. 16, 1301, Cumbria, England with text stating "Isabel FitzJohn Vipoint died in Shap, Cumbria, England and is buried at Shap Abbey." (no sources given)
  2. "April 16, 1301, Shap Abbey, Westmoreland, England" was lost in a 2014 merge (see this change page)
  3. d. circa 20 May 1274 is given for Isabel by her entry in The Peerage (website compiled by Darryl Lundy, Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand; accessed June 14, 2015), with no citation indicated for the date. However, 20 May 1274 is the death date given by Cawley in Medieval Lands for sister Aveline, which The Peerage says is the same person but is listed separately by Medieval Lands.
  4. this profile's datafield has "April 16, 1259" as death date. That date was in a merged profile, possibly one citing LDS AFN 91SH-ZW (see this change page). The date did not have a before or after attached to it, but it may be tied to an ipm for her father, whose profile has November 23, 1258 as death date (from both his Wikipedia article and entry in Marlyn Lewis's database (Sir John FitzGeoffrey, but date without citation); just 1258 in Cawley's MedLands.
  5. 1264 according to her father's Wikipedia article
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol 1, p. 500, CLIFFORD 4.
  • Isabel FitzJohn, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed June 13, 2015)
  • Wikipedia on the Vipont family. (Robert de Vieuxpont discussed here was the grandfather of Isabel's husband.)
  • Cawley, Charles. "Medieval Lands": A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families © by Charles Cawley, hosted by Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (FMG). See also WikiTree's source page for MedLands.


Click the Changes tab to see edits to this profile; from that list, click WikiTree IDs other than FitzJohn-109 to see changes to those profiles prior to being merged. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this profile.

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Isabel FitzJohn was a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons Roger le Bigod and Hugh le Bigod.
Needs Re-review: This profile and trail was approved by the Magna Carta Project several years ago and needs to be re-reviewed/updated. (See the project's current checklist.) ~ Noland-165 16:27, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

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On 17 Jan 2018 at 04:06 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

fyi - I added WikiTree-36 (the project account for Magna Carta project) to meet clarified guidelines - see

Cheers, Liz

On 10 Jun 2015 at 12:25 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! This profile is in the Magna Carta trail between the Gateway Ancestor Robert Peyton and Magna Carta surety barons Hugh Bigod and Roger Bigod.

See Magna Carta suggested lines for the profiles between Robert and Idoine (Clifford-59) Percy and her connection to the Bigods through her father (Clifford-242). For more information about the Magna Carta project, see the project page. To see information about the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, see Magna Carta 800th.

Cheers, Liz

On 15 Mar 2014 at 15:07 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

FitzJohn-69 and Fitzjohn-15 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge, thanks!

On 15 Mar 2014 at 15:07 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

FitzGeoffrey-23 and Fitzjohn-15 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge, thanks!

On 15 Mar 2014 at 15:05 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

FitzGeoffrey-23 and FitzJohn-69 are not ready to be merged because: They should both be merged with Fitzjohn-15

On 15 Mar 2014 at 15:02 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

Fitzgeoffrey-8 and Fitzjohn-15 appear to represent the same person because: Same person; please merge, thanks!

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