Earl Geoffrey Mandeville ESSEX, III
- Born: Abt 1142, Rycott, Oxfordshire, England
- Married (1): , , England
- Died: 21 Oct 1169, , , England
Other names for Geoffrey were ENGLAND Head Justiciar and ESSEX Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJT-PW.
Earl of ESSEX 1156-1169, Head Justiciar of ENGLAND.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XI, p241:
"Geoffrey de Mandeville's career of plundering and sacrilege was not destined to continue long.Towards the end of the summer of 1144, he was wounded in the head by an arrow, in an attack on a fortified post which the king had stablished at Burwell to hold his raids in check; and soon after he died. His body was carried to the house of the Templars in London, but for twenty years it could not be received into consecrated ground, for he had died with his crimes unpardoned and under the ban of the Church, which was only removed after these years by the efforts of his younger son,a new Earl of Essex. To the great power for which Geoffrey was playing, to his independent principality, or to his possibly even higher ambition of controlling the destinies of the crown of England, there was no successor. His eldest son, Ernulf, shared his father's fall and condemnation, and was disinherited, though from him there descended a family holding for some generations a minor position in Oxfordshire. Twelve years after the death of Geoffrey, his second son- also Geoffrey-was made Earl of Essex by Henry II, and his faithful service to the king, and his brother's after him, were rewarded by increasing possessions and influence that almost rivalled their father's; but the wilder designs and unscrupulous methods of the first Earl of Essex perished with him."
p262:  "...It was probably in this spirit that in January of the next year Henry regranted to Aubrey de Vere his title of Earl of Oxford and that of the unfaithful Earl of Essex to the younger Geoffrey de Mandeville..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJT-PW.
Geoffrey married Eustace in , , England. The marriage ended in divorce.
The marriage ended in divorce.