Le Bel family from Frensham Manor Surrey, England- NEW DATA ADDED 12/17/13:
Normans conquered England, joined the Crusades, conquered
Ireland, then migrated to St. Croix. Ancestor George Beale was among them.
Name changes: le Bel > le Beel > Bele > Beale
1)- William the Conqueror (1028-1087) and others from Normandy conquered
England in 1066. His group included de Lacy, de Clare, de Warenne and Hussey
2)- The le Bel family had Norman ancestors.
3)- Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099, led by a French knight. Knight Templars/Crusaders
included de Lacy, Hussey, De Warenne, and Geoffrey Le Bel's father.
4)- Westmeath Ireland was occupied in 1171 by French-Normans that included
de Lacy, Tuite, Nugent, and Hussey members.
5)- The French-Normans occupied the MAPLEDURHAM, Hampshire, England property,
including possible ancestor Richard le Bel (prior 1272)--group included
de Clare, Hussey and le Bel members.
6)- Knights of Malta (order of St John of Jerusalem) owned St Croix 1661-1665.
7)- ca 1750 St. Croix was inhabited by ex-Normans from Westmeath, Ireland, these inluded Tuite, Nugent and Hussey members. Ancestor George Beale (d. 1769) worked as a manager of the St Croix plantation owned by Nicholas Tuite (or his son-in-law John Bradshaw).
DETAILS CONCERNING FINDINGS ABOVE:
1)- Normans with William the Conqueror:
A)- Walter de Lacy (family from Normandy) invaded England with William the Conqueror----p.46, 58, 59, 60
"Hugh de Lacy: The De Lacys (see the "Lacy" pedigree) came from Normandy with William the Conqueror, and were earls of Lincoln in England. Hugh de Lacy came to Ireland with King Henry the Second, A.D. 1171, and obtained from that monarch a grant of the whole kingdom of Meath."---p. 46
"de Lacy (Laci, Lacie, Lascy, Lacey) is the surname of an old Norman noble family which originated from Lassy, Calvados. The family took a major role in the Norman conquest of England and the later Norman invasion of Ireland. The name is first recorded for Hugh de Lacy (10201049). His sons, Walter and Ilbert, left Normandy and travelled to England with William the Conqueror, playing a major role in the battle of Hastings. The awards of land by the Conqueror to the de Lacy sons led to two distinct branches of the family: the northern branch, centred on Blackburnshire and west Yorkshire was held by Ilbert's descendants; the southern branch of Marcher Lords, centred on Herefordshire and Shropshire, was held by Walter's descendants." --p.60, 59, 58
B)- The de Clare family from Normandy accompanied William the Conqueror--p.
"The de Clare family of Norman lords were associated with the Welsh Marches, Suffolk, Surrey, Kent (especially Tonbridge) and Ireland. They were descended from Richard fitz Gilbert, who accompanied William the Conqueror into England during the Norman conquest of England. In the paternal line they were illegitimate descendants of the House of Normandy, through one of Richard I, Duke of Normandy's sons."---p. 194
C)- "William Hussey, believed to be a son of Hugh Hussey, was born
about 1030 in Normandy. It is presumed that he accompanied William the Conqueror
in his invasion of England and participated in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
D)- "William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, Seigneur de Varennes (
1088), was a Norman nobleman who was created Earl of Surrey under William II
'Rufus'. He was one of the few who was documented to have been with William
the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. At the Domesday Survey he held
extensive lands in thirteen counties including the Rape of Lewes in Sussex (now
East Sussex)."---p. 200
(NORMANS INCLUDE: DE LACY, DE CLARE, HUSSEY AND DE WARENNE)
2)- The le Bel family had Norman ancestors (if I am correct that Richard
Le Bel is the son of Hamelin le Bel, who was the son of Geoffrey le Bel).
Hamelin le Bel's mother was Matilda, granddaughter of William the Conqueror.--p. 242
Evidence to suggest a royal connection:
A)- le Bel same name as father of Henry II (son of Geoffrey Le Bel), and great grandfather of Henry III ( great grandson of Geoffrey le Bel)
B)- Henry II's justicular aide assisted Richard Le Bel swap land
C)- Richard le Bel lived on Henry III's land (Mapledurham)
D)- James le Bel granted coat of arms in Henry III's reign
E)- James le Bel lived near Henry III (Westminster) and Henry II's half brother Hamelin (Surrey)
F)- James le Bel a Knight
3)- Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.
A)- Crusader Fulk of Anjou was King of Jerusalem 1131-1143--p. 197. He was the father of Geoffrey le Bel 1113-1151, whose sons were Henry II 1133-1189 (King of England 1154-1189)--p.242, 265, and Hamelin 1137-1202 (Earl of Surrey) who married Isabelle de Warenne--p. 192.(LATTER POSSIBLE PARENTS OF RICHARD LE BEL)
B)- "It is also said in this account that in 1158 or 1159 Gilbert de Lacy resigned his lands to his eldest son Robert [who was succeeded by his younger brother Hugh in 1162] and joined the Knights Templar, travelling first to France and then to Jerusalem which he reached in 1161 or 1162. He became preceptor of the Templars in the county of Tripoli, and in 1163 he is said to have been among the leaders of a Crusader army resisting Nur-ad-Din."---p. 170
(SON HUGH DE LACY CAPTURES IRELAND)
C)- William de Warenne--"He was one of the nobles that, along with his second cousin, Louis VII of France, took crusading vows at Vezelay in 1146, and he accompanied the initial army of the Second Crusade the next year. He was killed at the Battle of Mount Cadmus while the crusader army was marching across Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) on their way to the Holy Land."--p. 202
(HIS DAUGHTER ISABEL MARRIED HAMELIN LE BEL)--p. 198
D)- Henry Hussey---"When King Richard I [the Lionhearted] came to power in 1189, he immediately organized the Third Crusade to wrest the Holy Land from the infidels. Henry Hussey, in spite of his advanced age and probably to make a good impression upon the new king, joined the expedition. Before he left he deeded the rent from a mill at Littleton, Wiltshire to Dureford Abbey, according to "History of Wiltshire."
The army sailed by sea in the fall of 1190 with a plan to winter on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean. Henry Hussey died about 1191 in the Holy Land, either in battle or because of the hardships of the crusade, according to "Complete Peerage."---p. 146
(HENRY HUSSEY FOUNDED ABBEY OF DURFORD. LINKED TO RICHARD LE BEL)
E)- During the time of the Crusades--"The Abbey of Our Lady of Mount Zion, often referred to by modern authors as the Abbey of Sion or Order of Sion, was a small mediaeval monastic order which, according to a papal bull of the 12th century, had abbeys on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, on Mount Carmel, in Southern Italy (Calabria), and in France.
The French scholar Emmanuel Rey discovered the historical references to the Abbey of Our Lady of Mount Zion and published his findings in 1888.
In Jerusalem, the Abbey's church was on Mount Zion, where it had been built on the ruins of an earlier Byzantine church, Hagia (Holy) Zion. The Abbey existed there for 200 years, one of many such small groups in Jerusalem during the city's occupation by the Crusaders. In the early 13th century, the Abbey's church was destroyed during a Muslim raid, and the monks moved to Sicily."---p. 201
(WE NOTE THE TUITE PLANTION ON ST. CROIX WAS NAMED SION HILL. Ancestor Beale managed this plantation.)
(Priory of Sion featured in THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown)
4)- Westmeath Ireland
1171--"KING Henry the Second, having granted to Hugh de Lacy,* for the service of fifty Knights, the Kingdom of Meath, De Lacy divided that ancient Kingdom amongst his various chiefs, who were commonly denominated De Lacy's barons;
7. Hugh de Hose(Hussey) obtained Dees or the barony of "Deece," in Meath.
11. Gilbert de Nugent obtained Delvin; and his descendants were barons of Delvin, and earls of Westmeath.
12. Richard Tuite obtained large grants in Westmeath and Longford; his descendants received the title of barons of Moyashell, in Westmeath.
13. Robert de Lacy received Rathwire in Westmeath, of which his descendants were barons."--p.47
"Richard Tuite came to Ireland with Strongbow in 1170 from
Normandy (Hanks and Hodges cited Burke's Peerage as their reference source),
and that the Irish "Tuite" surname also derived from the Norman "de
1170--"Risteárd de Tiúit (anglicised as Richard Tuite) (ob. 1210) was a member of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke's Irish invasion force, and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. His part in the original invasion is acknowledged in The Song of Dermot and the Earl, which recorded his grant of land in the western part of Meath (present-day Westmeath and Longford) under the authority of Hugh de Lacy in Trim."---p. 71
(note--"Strongbow" was Richard de Clare)
only after eversham--montford had disseised the Kentish knight Sir Robert
de Tuyt of lands in strap cause he was on kings side at battle of lewes---my
notes p. 166
The grandson of William Hussey born normandy in 1030 was most likely Hugh
Hussey (who went to ireland), born 1115, brother of Henry Hussey of Harting,
Hants.---p. 143, 147
Sir Gilbert de Nugent---"Clonyn Castle also known as Delvin
Castle, is situated in Delvin, County Westmeath some 18 km from Mullingar, in
Ireland along the N52. The first castle (now in ruin) is believed to have been
built in 1181 by Hugh de Lacy the Norman, Lord of Meath for his brother-in-law,
Sir Gilbert de Nugent. Sir Gilbert De Nugent originally from Nogent-le-Rotrou
area France, came to Ireland with Hugh de Lacy in 1171. Gilbert settled
on some land in Delvin and was granted the title Baron of Delvin."---p.
Robert de Lacy----married to Hamelin le Bel's daughter "ISABEL
de Warenne (-before 30 Nov 1234). A manuscript history of the Lacy family names
Isabella as wife of Robertus Lacy, adding that they
were childless. The 1194/95 Pipe Roll records "Ysabel que fuit uxor
Roberti de Laci" owing in Yorkshire "pro habenda dota sua de terra
eiusdem Roberti". The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John
dated 1212 which records that "Gileberti de Aquila" married "comes
sorore sua" whose dowry was "villa de Westcot
de Wudetun" in Surrey. m firstly ROBERT de Lacy, son of HENRY de
Lacy & his wife Aubreye de Vesci (-21 Aug 1193, bur Kirkstall Abbey). m
secondly () GILBERT de Laigle Lord of Pevensey, son of --- (-1231)"---p.
57, 58, 47
( If my theory is correct, ISABEL IS RICHARD LE BEL's sister)
( IRELAND NORMANS INCLUDE DE LACY, TUITE, NUGENT AND HUSSEY)
5)- MAPLEDURHAM, Hampshire, England---
"DITCHAM (Dicham, xiii cent.; Dycheham, xvi cent.) was probably included under the heading of Mapledurham in the Domesday Book, as in subsequent grants the land of 'Dicham' is described as being situated in the manor of Mapledurham. (fn. 119) In the reign of Henry III Henry Hoese or Hussey, lord of the neighbouring manor of Harting (co. Sussex), received from Richard de Ditcham a grant of all his land of Ditcham, and about the same time gained possession of a tenement in Ditcham formerly held by Richard le Bel. After acquiring this property he granted it in free alms to the abbot and convent of Dureford, (fn. 120) and his grant was confirmed by Richard le Bel himself in 1272. (fn. 121)"----dna14-p. 216 (RICHARD LE BEL OWNER PRIOR 1272)
"WESTON (Westeton and Westreton xiii cent.; Westynton xiv cent.) is a tithing in the parish of Buriton and seems to have been, to some extent, co-extensive with the manor of West Mapledurham."--p. 215
"There was also a free tenement in the tithing of Weston which in origin was of the lands of the Normans and not of the honour of Gloucester, as was ascertained by an inquisition taken in the reign of Henry III. (fn. 84)" --p.215
"In the reign of Edward III Richard le Beel and Joan his wife acquired in fee from Margaret the daughter of John de Radyng the moiety of a messuage, 60 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, and £1 17s. 10½d. rent in Weston without licence. On her husband's death Joan paid to the king a fine of £3, and obtained licence to retain the premises. (fn. 95) Richard le Beel died in 1346, seised of a messuage, 60 acres of arable land, 4 acres of meadow, £1 17s. 10d. rent from free men and villeins, and pleas and perquisites of court worth 6d. per annum in Weston in the manor of Mapledurham. (fn. 96) It has been shown that he had acquired a moiety of the premises from Margaret de Radyng. He probably held the other moiety in right of his wife Joan. (fn. 97) In the inquisition it was stated that Richard held the premises of the king in chief by the service of attending the view of frankpledge twice a year at Mapledurham."--p.215,214 (RICHARD LE BEEL OWNER CA 1340)
"The reign of Henry II. would seem to be the time
of general settlement in this neighbourhood. The
terraces of Nursted, of Petersfield, were now for the
first time tilled by the monks. Philip(sic) le Bel endowed
Durford with Ditcham.f The lowlands of Liss were
also pastured by another convent, but Selborne Priory
was only founded in the reign of King John.
And now the sturdy little borough of Petersfield
drew its first breath. The charter of Hawisa, Countess
" Henricus Hosatus secundus," as he is termed in the charter
of Bp. Seyffridd, almost in royal style.
f Ricardus le Bel of Peteresfeld. Grant to Church of Durford
of all his land, " De Dicham in Manerio de Mapuldreham,"
Charter of Durford, f. 89."---p. 8 (RICARDUS LE BEL OWNER UNTIL 1272)
"20 BASINGSTOKE. " The following is a list of the Vicars of Basingstoke, instituted to the Vicarage on the presentation of the Prior and Convent of Selborne, with the precise date of their institution if extant : SiMONj named as Vicar in 1244 in the ordination or composition drawn up by Bishop William de Raleigh. * Sir Peteb occurs in 1250 as its Vicar, and Richard le Bel, in 1277 a member of a well-known family of that name, located at Frensham, in Surrey."---dna 13- p. 25 (RICHARD LE BEL MOVES TO NEARBY BASINGSTOKE, HANTS)
More data on Mapledurham--
"Strongbow's" cousin Richard de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford, owned Mapledurham ca 1248--p. 75, 73
Henry III gave WESTON (part of Mapledurham) to the Convent of Durford, Sussex--p.215
Convent of Durford set up on Hussey land--p.45
Henry Hussey of Harting founded Durford Abbey in 1169--p.185, 70, 146, 143
Walter Hussey married Agnes, daughter of Hugh de Lacy (see De Lacy's barons in Ireland #4 above)--p.185, 70
(MAPLEDURHAM OWNED BY LE BEL, DE CLARE, AND HUSSEY)
6)-KNIGHTS OF MALTA OWNED ST. CROIX
"Ten years later the Governor of St. Kitts, De Poincy, bought St. Croix as his private estate and later deeded it to the Knights of Malta. The Knight of Malta were not true knights in the medieval sense but were a religious group also known as the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The Order fared poorly and in general were considered to be rich young aristocrats who knew little about colonization. In 1665, the French West Indian company bought the island from the Knights. At last, St. Croix had proper management under its new Governor DuBois and flourished. In short time the island had 90 plantations. Crops included tobacco, cotton, sugar cane and indigo. After DuBois? death, bad administration, drought and sickness ended what advances had been made. From 1695 to 1733, St. Croix was considered abandoned."---p.203
Ref Order of St. John of Jerusalem:
"OSJ The Americas Priory Investiture - April 24-26, 2014... Members, guests, and international OSJ dignitaries gather for The Americas Priorys 2014 Solemn Ceremony of Investiture and related events, hosted by the OSJ Commandery of The West Indies in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI." ---p. 212
Ref French Governor Du Bois of St. Croix:
"Geoffroy du Bois, chevalier, vivant sous le regne de Guillaume-le-Conquerant, fut un de ceux qui passerent avec ce prince a la conquete du royaume d'Angleterre, l'an 1066. il epousa (married) Sidione de Tesson, dont il eut."
"Jean du Bois, 1st du nom, chevalier, fut un de ceux qui furent avec Robert, surnomme' Courte-Heuse, duc de Normandie, a la conquete de Jerusalem, ou il fit des prodiges de valeur l'an 1095. On ne sait quel fut le nom de de son epouse, dont il eut."--p.215
"1657- Chevalier de la Mothe sent by de Poincy with supplies for relief of inhabitants. Some 200 rebellious French colonists put de Mothe in chains and sailed off in his ship, presumably to Brazil. Two years later, the new Governor, Chevalier du Bois, sent to restore order."---p. 214
7)- St Croix tax records---p. 141
1751---Richard Tuit buys SION HILL plantation Queens Qtr
1751---Nicolay Tuit buys SION FARM plantation Queens Qtr
1765-1768---ancestor George Beale --manager SION HILL plantation Queens Qtr
1751--Thomas Houssey--Prince Quarter
1786---Thomas Hussey--SION HILL, Queens Qtr
1773--Christopher Nugent --East End Qtr
1781--Pieter Nugent with Robert Tuite
1775 thru 1797--John Beale (son of George) worked at SION HILL plantation.
(ST. CROIX PLANTERS INCLUDED TUITE, HUSSEY, NUGENT AND BEALE)
Le Bel family from Frensham Manor Surrey, England- NEW DATA FOUND 10/17/13:
MY THEORY---James Le Bel was the offspring of Geoffrey le Bel (1113-1151),
ancestor of the Plantagenet kings of England.
Here are my latest findings:
1)- Geoffrey le Bels son Henry II (1133-1189) was King of England 1154-1189, his son John (1166-1216) was King 1199-1216, his son was Henry III (1207-1272), King of England 1216-1272.
Henry III (1207-1272) was the great grandson of Geoffrey le Bel.
2)- Geoffrey Le Bels son Hamelin (1137-1202) was Earl of Surrey, England, having married Isabella de Warenne, countess of Surrey.
Their son was William de Warenne (1179-1289), his son was John de Warenne (1231-1304- 7th Earl of Surrey).
John de Warenne (1231-1304) was the great grandson of Geoffrey le Bel.
John de Warenne (1231-1304), was a knight who was one of the key military commanders that helped Henry III win a key battle (Eversham in 1265) that solidified Henry IIIs reign as King of England (1216-1272). (325)
3)- Geoffrey le Bels son John (1166-1216) was King 1199-1216. John's wife was Isabella of Angouleme, their son was Henry III. After King John's death, Isabella married Hugh X de Lusignan. They 9 children, among them Aymer de Lusignan (1222-1260), Bishop of Winchester, Alice de Lusignan who married John de Warenne (1231-1304), Guy de Lusignan and William de Valence. All of these children were 1/2 brothers or sisters to Henry III, as they shared the same mother. (356)
Aymer de Lusignan (1222-1260) and brothers Guy and William came to England in 1247.Henry III received his half brother Aymer with great joy. Henry forced the Bishops of Winchester to elect Aymer in 1250. Aymer was Bishop elect of Winchester 1250 until 1260. (340)
In 1258, one of the ringleaders of the revolution John Fitz Geoffrey (the other leader being Simon Montfort) was attacked at John's estate Shere in Surrey by Aymer's (Bishop elect of Winchester) men, who killed one of John's men. When John complained to the King, Henry III wouldnt hear him. (344-345) ---SEE 5 BELOW---
Later that year, Parliament set up a committee of 24 for redress of the grievances of the barons. Aymer and his brothers Guy and William were among the 12 nominated by King Henry III. They refused to support the provisions for reform. The feelings against Aymer were very strong. (345).
Guy and William fled to Aymer's castle in Winchester. The barons attacked, and all three brothers had to leave the country. The brother's property were seized. Aymer and his brothers were blockaded in Boulogne as Montfort turned the French against them.In 1260 the Pope (not willing to listen to the barons) consecrated Aymer as Bishop of Winchester in Rome. Aymer was on his way back to England, but died in Paris in 1260. (339)
William de Valence was one of the key commanders (along with John de Warenne) who fought with Henry III and son Edward at Lewes in 1264 and Evesham in 1265 (where Montfort was defeated). (325)
4)- Richard Le Bel lived at Manor WESTON, Hampshire (part of Manor MAPLEDURHAM)---this property was lands of the Normans and not in the honour of Gloucester, as per inquisition (1236) taken in the reign of Henry III. In 1233, Henry III took WESTON from its previous owner and gave it to his servant to hold during the Kings pleasure. In the inquisition it was stated that Richard held the premises of the king in chief by the service of attending the view of frankpledge twice a year at Mapledurham.
Richard le Bel lived at Manor DITCHAM (part of Manor MAPLEDURHAM) in 1272.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41935 ( 215, 214)
Richard le Bel rented/owned WESTON in 1275. (item 6 Le Bel list)
Richard le Bel vicar of Basingstoke, Hants in 1277, was a member of the le Bel family of Frensham, Surrey. (item 8 le bel list)
Henry de Montfort held an assize in WESTON against Richard le Bel who had a tenement at WESTON in 1276. (193)
5)- James le Bel
James le Bel bought Frensham Manor in 1241 (item 2 le Bel list)
James le Bel of Fermesham AND Westminster, co. Midd., he was granted shield of arms during time of Henry III (1216-1272). (item 3 le Bel list)
King Henry III lived at the Palace of Westminster, co. Midd. (305) thus James le Bel lived in same neighborhood as King Henry III.
James le Beel was Constable of Farnham, Surrey in 1249 (item 4 le bel list)
James le Bel in 1258 was first on a list of 50 men of Aymer Bishop elect of Winchester. The men were ordered by the Bishop to conduct an assault at the church and Manor of SCHYRE (SHERE). An appeal was issued, King Henry III ordered guardians of the bishopric to make peace with the appellants, saving the King fines, http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/h3v5/body/Henry3vol5page0002.pdf (341, 247) --SEE THREE ABOVE---
James le Bel held 1/2 a Knights fee in Manor of Farnham in 1300. (item 10 le Bel list, + 316) Bishop of Winchester Pontissara (1282-1304) states some lands held by Knights servicelands in military tenancy in Surrey includedJames le Bel1/2 knights fee. (327 + 316)
Simon de Montfort, Earl of Gloucester, is in a tug of war with Henry III as Montfort tries to call up 3 knights from each county to join Parliament and oust the king. Montfort wins in the battle of Lewes in 1264 and captures the king's son Edward. Parliament meets in 1264 and early 1265. Royalist barons and France were against Montfort. Edward escapes jail. In the key battle of Eversham in 1265 Henry III is victorious and Montfort is killed. John de Warenne (married to King's half sister) and William de Valence (King's half brother) were two of the key commanders that won the battle for Henry III and defeated Montfort. (329, 325)
Le Bel family from Frensham Manor Surrey, England- DATA ADDED 9/15/13:
1)- Richard Le Bel great nephew of Ralph of Fermesham (between 1189 and 1204).
dna#13--res.p.6, PD p. 26
2)- James le Bel bought Frensham Manor in 1241.
dna#14 res p. 153
3)- James le Bel de Fermesham, of Westminster, co. Midd.--- shield of arms---three roses
dna#13 PD p. 31, 29
Birch- Catalogue of Seals-vol II p. 488---[Harl.ch.45 H.39] Temp Henry III---1216-1272
4)- James le Beel constable of Farnham--(data from the Bishops of Winchester- 1249)
dna#14--res. p. 294
5)- Richard le Bel rented/owned Ditcham, Hampshire (part of the Manor Mapledurham) in 1272.
dna#14-- res. p. 216
6)- Richard le Bel rented/owned Weston (part of Mapledurham) in 1275.
dna#13--res. p. 25
7)- William the Conqueror acquired Manor Mapledurham and gave it to his wife Maud. When she died in 1083 , the property passed down through the family for many years.
dna#14-- res. p. 218
8)- Richard Le Bel, vicar of Basingstoke, Hants in 1277-- "a member of a well-known family of that name, located at Frensham, in Surrey."
dna#13--res. p. 25
9)- Frensham was a sub manor of Farnham during the medieval period and was held from the bishops of Winchester by the le Bel family.The le Bels gave their name to Bealeswood which appears in 1285 as 'le boys Gemes le beel' - the wood of the le Bels.
dna#14--res. p. 153
10)- James le Bel held 1/2 a knights fee in Manor of Farnham in 1300.
dna#13 PD Vict His of Sur p 609
11)- Jacobus le Bel on a list of Knights fees
dna#13 PD p.13
Register of John de Pontissara, Bishop of Winchester 1284-1304, p. 594
12)- James le Bel in Fermesham possibly appears on a list of Knights Templars.
dna#13 res p. 21
13)- James le Bel of Fermesham in Chertsey (1313)
dna#14 res. p.153
14)- John le Beel, son of James le Beel of Fermesham (1316)
dna#14 res. p. 294
15)- John Bel- licence to hear service at his manor of Frensham (1326)
dna#13 res. p. 5, PD Vict His of Sur p 609
16)- John le Beel of Fermesham (1337)
dna#14 res. p. 294
17)- Richard le Beel and wife Joan rent/own Weston (part of Manor Mapledurham) ca 1340. Richard died 1346.
" There was also a free tenement in the tithing of Weston which in origin was of the lands of the Normans and not of the honour of Gloucester, as was ascertained by an inquisition taken in the reign of Henry III. (fn. 84) This tenement was held by Robert de St. Remy in the reign of Richard I."
" In the inquisition it was stated that Richard le Beel held the premises of the king in chief by the service of attending the view of frankpledge twice a year at Mapledurham."
dna#14--res. pp. 214-215
18)- Richard Bele of Frensham Manor, wife Alice (1493)
dna#13 res. p. 39
19)- Robert Bele (mercer) on London Subsidy roll, St Christophers le Stocks, Broad St Ward in 1541.
dna#14 res. p. 159
20)- Will of Robert Bele (mercer) London dated 1548---names wife, brother John (grocer), sons Robert and William.
[son Robert is Robert Beale 1541-1601]
dna#13--res. p. 2, PD p. 16
belewill.pdf in dropbox from London researcher
21)- Robert Bele secretary to the embassy of Sir Francis Walsingham at Paris 1571, clerk of Privy Council, died 1601.
dna#14--res. p. 159
22)- Robert Bele's Pamphlet dated December 3, 1571 seeks to discredit Mary Queen of Scots in order to help Elizabeth.
dna#14--res. p. 159
23) Robert Bele later changed name to Robert Beale
DATA ON WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR and GEOFFRY LE BEL (ancestor of the Plantagenet Kings of England)
William the Conqueror
1028-1087 (king 1066-1087)
1068-1135 (king 1100-1135)
Matilda who married
Geoffrey le Bel
1133-1189 (king 1154-1189)
1166-1216 (king 1154-1189)
1207-1272 (king 1216-1272)
1239-1307 (king 1272-1307)
1284-1327 (king 1307-1327)
1312-1377 (king 1327-1377)
The last Plantagenet King (Richard III descended from Geoffry le Bel) was dug up in a parking lot recently. His Y Chromosome DNA is being computed.
DNA data on our particular Beale family (George Beale d. STX 1769) states:
" Looking back many thousands of
years, we know that you belong to Haplogroup I, which is European. And
your I2a1 (I-M26) branch is from the westernmost part of Europe, and
has been there for well over 5,000 years (scientists have found I-M26
skeletons from 5,000 years ago in southern France)."