Thebaud (Verdun) de Verdun

Thebaud (Verdun) de Verdun (1278 - 1316)

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Sir Thebaud de Verdun formerly Verdun
Born in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Jul 1302 in Wigmore, Herefordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 4 Feb 1316 in Bristol, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alton, Staffordshire, Englandmap
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Thebaud (Verdun) de Verdun was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Birth and Parentage

THEBAUD (or Tebaud) DE VERDUN, Knight, 2nd Lord Verdun, hereditary Constable of Ireland, of Alton, Staffordshire, Weobley, Herefordshire, Farnham Verdon, Buckinghamshire, Brandon and Bretford (in Wolston), Warwickshire, Wilsford, Wiltshire, etc., Justiciar of Ireland, second but first surviving son and heir, was born 8 Sep 1278.[1] He was the son and heir of Sir Thebaud de Verdun,[2] 1st Lord Verdun, and Margery de Bohun[1] and was born at Alton, Staffordshire, England, where the family had lands.[1]


Thebaud was knighted by the King in Northumberland on 24 Jun 1298 and fought in the second line at the Battle of Falkirk on 22 Jul 1298.[1][2][3]

He was summoned to Parliament from 29 Dec 1299 to 16 Oct 1315 by writs directed to Theobaldo de Verdun junior. These summonses are regarded as giving him the title Lord Verdun.[1][2]

He was Justiciar of Ireland from 30 April 1313 to January 1314/5.[2][4]

Marriages and Children

He married first, at Wigmore, Herefordshire on 29 Jul 1302 to Maud de Mortimer, daughter of Edmund de Mortimer, Knight, 1st Lord Mortimer, by Margaret, daughter of Sir William de Fiennes.[1][2] They had the following children:

  • Joan, born 9 (or 11) Aug 1303, died 2 Oct 1334, married 1st in 1317 to John de Montagu (no issue), and 2nd in 1318 to Sir Thomas de Furnival, 2nd Lord Furnival, 5 children;[1][1][2]
  • Elizabeth, married Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh;[1]
  • Margery, married 1st to Sir William le Blount, 2nd to Sir Mark Husee, and third to Sir John de Crophill;[1]
  • [allegedly] Katherine.[1]

Maud died after childbirth at Alton, Staffordshire on 17 or 18 Sep 1312 and was buried in Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire.[1][2]

Thebaud married second on 4 Feb 1315/6 near Bristol (without the king's license) to Elizabeth de Clare, widow of John de Burgh (d. 18 Jun 1313), and daughter of Sir Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, by his second wife, Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, King of England.[1][1][2][5] Sir Thebaud and Elizabeth had one daughter:

  • Isabella, married Henry de Ferrers, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Groby.[1] She was born some 8 months after her father's death.[6]


Sir Thebaud de Verdun died testate[1] at Alton, Staffordshire on 27 Jul 1316[1][2] and was buried at Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire.[1][2] He is said to have died of typhoid.[6] His widow married (3rd) before 3 May 1317 to Roger Damory.[1]

Thebaud left no male heir, but had three daughters from his first marriage, and a posthumous daughter from his second and the Verdun estates were accordingly partitioned among the four co-heiresses and their husbands. See "Calendar of Inquisitions" for more information.[7]

Research Notes

"Magna Carta Ancestry" Citations

RA5 citation not verified. MCA4 citations checked against hard copy of book and all other citations verified Thiessen-117 00:12, 15 August 2019 (UTC)


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition, p. 252-255, VERDUN 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Cokayne, George Edward. The Complete Peerage or A History of the House of Lords and all its Members from the Earliest Times, Vol. XII, Part II, London: St. Catherine Press, 1959. Accessed online at, pages 250-252.
  3. Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), Vol. V, pages 245-248, VERDUN 11.
  4. Wikipedia: List of Chief Governors of Ireland
  5. Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol. I, page 359, BURGH 6. Searchable at GoogleBooks.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wikipedia: Isabel de Verdun.
  7. Kirby, J. L. and White, A.D., Calendar of inquisitions post mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, 1904, (London : Printed for H.M. Stationery Off.). Online at, pages 281-284.
See also:
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition, Vol. IV, p. 365, WOODWARD [MCP link to Gateway Ancestors Sarah and Frances Woodward].. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Magna Carta Ancestry.’’
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, Vol. II, p. 19-22, BURGH 6, 7 (2nd marriage, does not incl. a dau. Eleanor).. See also WikiTree's source page for ‘’Royal Ancestry’’.
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004; [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2006: #467 p. 385-6: Sarah Woodward through Thebaud de Verdun, 2nd.


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Thebaud (Verdun) de Verdun is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Barons Hugh le Bigod and Roger le Bigod.
This profile has been developed in accordance with the standards of the Magna Carta Project (by Traci Thiessen, 18 Nov 2018) as part of the trail between Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor Sarah Woodward Henchman and Surety Baron Hugh le Bigod. It was reviewed and approved on 20 September 2019 by Michael Cayley. The trail was approved 30 September 2019. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
1. Sarah (Woodward) Henchman is the daughter of Hezekiah Woodward;
2. Hezekiah Woodward is the son of Frances (Rudhale) Woodward;
3. Frances (Rudhale) Woodward is the daughter of John Rudhale;
4. John Rudhale is the son of John Rudhale;
5. John Rudhale is the son of Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall;
6. Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall is the daughter of Simon Milbourne;
7. Simon Milbourne is the son of Elizabeth (Devereux) Milbourne;
8. Elizabeth (Devereux) Milbourne is the daughter of Agnes (Crophull) Devereux;
9. Agnes (Crophull) Devereux is the daughter of Sir Thomas de Crophull;
10. Sir Thomas de Crophull is the son of Margery (Verdun) de Crophull;
11. Margery (Verdun) de Crophull is the daughter of Theobald de Verdun;
12. Theobaud de Verdun is the son of Theobald de Verdun;
13. Theobald de Verdun is the son of Margery (Lacy) de Verdun;
14. Margery (Lacy) de Verdun is the daughter of Isabel (Bigod) Lacy FitzGeoffrey;
15. Isabel (Bigod) Lacy FitzGeoffrey is the daughter of Hugh le Bigod.

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On 20 Sep 2019 at 15:05 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

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On 20 Sep 2019 at 14:26 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have reviewed and approved this profile for the Magna Carta Project

On 3 Aug 2019 at 22:01 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Please don't use the volumes of the 1st edition of Cokayne's The Complete Peerage as a source, they have been totally superseded by the second edition, which are all available from FamilySearch Catalog and probably other places. The Verdun barons are in Vol 12, pt 2.

On 13 Apr 2019 at 16:25 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Dispute over the division of his estate, which had apparently been handled by Isabella and Mortimer:

Cal. IPMs Vol. VII, Edward III, p. 281, #389.

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