GODITHA . Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter of [her son] William of Lancaster to York St Leonard's, confirming a donation by his "avunculus" Ketel fitz Eldred, from which it can be deduced that William's mother was Ketel's sister (assuming that avunculus is interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, which is not always the case). She is named in the charter dated to [1156/60] under which "Wills de Lancastre" donated pasture rights to the church of Leicester St. Mary du Pré, with the consent of "Willi fil mei et heredis et Gundree uxis mee", for the souls of "Gilebti pris mei et Godithe matris mei et Jordani fil mei et Margarete fil Comitisse", witnessed by "Willo fil meo et herede, Gundr fil Comitisse...".
m GILBERT, son of ---. An undated manuscript relating to Cockersand Abbey, Lancashire records that "Ketellus [genuit] Gilbertum". As noted above, this statement is contradicted by the charter cited above which describes Ketel as "avunculus" of Gilbert's son William. This suggests that the more likely family relationship is that Gilbert's wife was the sister of Ketel. This is possibly corroborated by Gilbert's own Frankish-origin name (derived from Giselbert?) which, if he was the blood relation of Ketel, would represent the only non-Anglo-Saxon/Danish name in the family.
Gilbert & his wife had [four] children.
Goditha married Gilbert.