Richard FitzScrob
(-After 1067)
Osbern FitzRichard
(-After 1086)


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1. Nesta verch Gruffydd

Osbern FitzRichard 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Nesta verch Gruffydd before 1076
  • Died: After 1086

  General Notes:

OSBERN FitzRichard (-after 1086). Domesday Book records "Osbern fitzRichard Scrob" holding numerous properties in Worcestershire; several properties in Herefordshire; land in Easton, Riseley, Keysoe and Elvedon in Bedfordshire; several places in Shropshire.

m NESTA, daughter of GRUFFYDD ap Llywellyn Prince of Gwynedd and Powys & his second wife Ealdgyth of Mercia. Orderic Vitalis names "Nest" as the daughter of "Edwinus…et Morcarus comites, filii Algari…Edgivam sororem eorum" and her first husband "Gritfridi…regis Guallorum". The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. "Hugo filius Osberti" donated a saltpan at Droitwich to the monks of Worcester Cathedral priory, for the souls of "patris mei Osberti et matris mee Nest", by charter dated to [early 12th century].

Osbern & his wife had three children: Hugh, Thurtsan and Nesta.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]


Sheriff of Hereford 1060

[Ancestral Roots]


OSBERN FITZRICHARD, son of the above, was a Domesday tenant, and lived till the time of Henry I, when he made a grant of land to Worcester Priory, which was confirmed and added to by his son Hugh. He probably married Nest, daughter of Gruffyd ap Llewellyn, King of Wales.

[Complete Peerage IX:257, XIV:488, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Osbern married Nesta verch Gruffydd, daughter of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Prince of Wales and Ealdgyth of Mercia, before 1076.


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), 177-2.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IX:257.

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