ADELINE Espec, daughter of WILLIAM Espec Lord of Helmsley, Yorkshire and Wark, Northumberland & his wife ---. Grazebrook discusses the sources relating to the Espec family and concludes that William Espec, who died before 1110, was the father of one son and three daughters, of whom Walter and Adeline. "Walterus Espec et Adelina uxor eius" founded Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire by undated charter, dated to the reign of King Henry I, witnessed by "Willielmo de Buyssy et Jordano de Buyssy et Rogero de Buyssy, filiis Hawisiĉ sororis meĉ primogenitĉ, et Galfrido de Trailli et Willielmo de Trailli et Nicholao de Traille et Gilberto de Trailli, filiis Albredĉ sororis meĉ secundĉ, et Everardo de Roos et Roberto de Ross, filiis Audelinĉ sororis meĉ junioris ". The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Walts Espec" in Yorkshire. 1
Adeline married Piers de Ros. (Piers de Ros died before 1129 1.)
1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.
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