Turchetil de Neufmarché
Richard de Saint-Valéry Seigneur de Heugleville
(-After 1053)
Geoffroy de Neufmarché Seigneur de Neufmarché
Ada de Heugleville
Bernard de Neufmarché
(After 1054-1125)


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1. Nesta verch Osborn

Bernard de Neufmarché 1

  • Born: After 1054
  • Marriage (1): Nesta verch Osborn
  • Died: 1125 1

  General Notes:

BERNARD de Neufmarché, son of GEOFFROY de Neufmarché & his wife Ada de Heugleville (after 1054-1125). Orderic Vitalis names him and gives his parentage, specifying that he and his brother were born after their father helped their maternal grandfather. Orderic Vitalis names "Bernardus, Goisfredi de Novo-Mercato filius"as a donor of property to the church. The Chronicle of Battle Abbey records that "Bernardus cognomento de Novo Mercato…uxor Agnes" donated property in Brecknock to Battle abbey. "…Willielmus de Brai, Bernardus de Novomercato" witnessed the charter dated to [1070] under which William King of England donated property to Battle abbey. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriæ records the donation of "unam hidam terræ…Bache in parochia de Coverna" made "tempore Serlonis abbatis" [abbot from 1072 to 1104] made by "Bernardus de Novo Mercato". A later paragraph in the same source records that "Bernardus de Novo Mercato" donated "Glasebury…et…decimam…in Brekeneyam…[et] ecclesiam de Covere majori…et unam hidam…Bache" in 1088. Florence of Worcester records that "Beornardus de Novo Mercatu, Rogerius de Laceio…Rawlfus de Mortuo Mari…cum hominibus Rogeri de Scrobbesbyria" threatened Worcester with an army of Normans and Welsh, dated to [1088]. Lord of Brecknock. "Bernardus de Novo-mercato" donated property to Breckon priory, for the soul of "Philippi filii mei", by charter dated to the reign of King Henry I. A charter of Stephen King of England dated 1138 confirmed donations to Gloucester St Peter including the donation by "Bernardi de Novomercato" of land at "Beche".

m NESTA [Agnes], daughter of OSBERN FitzRichard & his wife Nesta of Wales. A manuscript narrating the history of Brecknock priory records that the founder "Bernard de Nefmarche, Norman" married "Neste qe fut apele Agnes, la file Griffin le fiz Lewelin…cruel tyrant de Gales", although this skips a generation. The Historia fundationis cum fundatoris genealogia of the priory of Abergavenny names "Sibillam, legitimam hæredem totius terræ Breconiæ…Bernardi et Agnetis de Novo-Mercato" as parents of "Sibillam, legitimam hæredem totius terræ Breconiæ" who married "Milonem". The Chronicle of Battle Abbey records that "Bernardus cognomento de Novo Mercato…uxor Agnes" donated property in Brecknock to Battle abbey.

Bernard & his wife had three children: Philip, Mael and Sibylle,

Bernard married Nesta verch Osborn, daughter of Osbern FitzRichard and Nesta verch Gruffydd. (Nesta verch Osborn was born about 1077.)


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 177-3.

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