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James (St Hilary) de St. Hilary (abt. 1097 - bef. 1154)

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James "Baron of Field Dalling" de St. Hilary formerly St Hilary aka de St Hilaire
Born about in Harcourt, Eure, Normandie, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Burkenham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Field Dalling, Walsingham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2012 | Last significant change: 30 Jun 2019
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"Documentary proof that James de Sancto Hilario took his name from this place (Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: Manche, arr. Mortain) has been given in 'Early Yorkshire Charters', vol. v, pp. 86-7. James was the son of Harculf de St. James, taking his name from St. James-de-Beuvron (arr. Avranches) nearby. Gerville described the remains of the castle at St-Hilaire in 1827." [Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Families]

He donated land at Dallenges to Savigny, with the consent of "Aveline uxoris sue, Petri fratris eius", by charter dated 1138.

He was Baron of Field Dalling.

Disconnection Note

The original profile has Adeliza Mechines as his mother. She was born in 1099, 2 years after his birth. Since her mother was born c1059, her DOB might have been earlier, but a source has someone else as his mother. Perhaps she should be disconnected.


  • Medieval Lands, Second Edition
  • Source: S152 Title: Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650 Abbreviation: Ancestral Roots, 6th ed. Author: Weis, Frederick Lewis Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1988 Note: RIN#10004


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On 27 Jun 2019 at 16:52 GMT Bill Olive wrote:

If you're following via tree view, mother noted on profile is not noted as spouse of father. Mother is not Adeliza de Condet as noted to the right.

On 4 Nov 2018 at 22:46 GMT Natalie Grandon wrote:

Trying to wrap my head around this. If Meschines-6 is the Mother of (James) St Hilary-6 and his daughter is (Maud) St Hilary-5, but Meschines-6 is also the Mother of (Roger) Clare-25, then (Maud) St Hilary-5 married her Uncle (Roger) Clare-25? Is that right?

On 17 Jun 2018 at 14:03 GMT Angelique (Barton) Chamberlain wrote:

The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy has James’ parents as Asculf de Saint Hilaire (d. 1121) and Matilda Unknown. His mother is probably not Adeliza (Meschines) de Condet due to her birth date. A pre-1500 person needs to check into this.

On 12 Jul 2017 at 12:34 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

On 1 Apr 2017 at 18:25 GMT Mona (Dickson) Jensen wrote:

Meschines-5, linked as his mother, is probably a combination of several Adelizas [Alice, Adelaide, etc], see my comment on her profile. Also, Douglas Richardson [Royal Ancestry, II, 252] gives his wife as Aveline, dau of Alexander of Scotland.

On 16 Aug 2015 at 02:44 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Mother shown would be 2 y.o. at his birth ... Father does not show up on Mothers page as husband? needs work ...

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