Earl Aubrey De Vere OXFORD
- Born: Abt 1110-1120, , Essex, England
- Christened: , Oxfordshire, England
- Married (1): 1163-1164
- Died: 26 Dec 1194
Another name for Aubrey was OXFORD Earl.
Ancestral File Number: V9V9-J6. User ID: 37819400.
Earl of OXFORD 1142, Regranted 1156.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905,Ch X,
p238: "By the time the conquest of Normandy was completed [by Matilda], events of equal interest had taken place in England, involving the fall of the powerful and shifty Earl of Essex, Geoffrey de Mandeville. Soon after Easter, 1142, he had found opportunity for another prudent and profitable change of sides. [Stephen] had fallen ill on his return from the north, and, once more, as at the beginning of his reign, the report of his death was spread abroad. Geoffrey seems to have hurried at once to the Empress, as a probable source of future favours, and to have carried with him a small crowd of his friends and relatives, including the equally unscrupulous Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. Matilda, who was then at Oxford, and had no prospect of any immediate advance, was again ready to give him all he asked. Her fortunes were at too low an ebb to warrant her counting the cost, and in any case what she was buying was of great value if she could make sure that the sellers would keep faith. Geoffrey,with his friends, and Nigel, Bishop of Ely, who was already on her side, controlling Essex, Hertford, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridge, could give her possession of as large a territory on the east of England as she now held on the west, and this would very likely carry with it the occupation of London once more, and would threaten to cut the kingdom of Stephen into two detached fragments. Geoffrey was in a position to drive a good bargain, andhe did so... Geoffrey's friends were admitted to share with him in the results of his careful study of the conditions of the market, especially his brother-in-law, Aubrey de Vere, who was made Earl by his own choice of Cambridge, but in the end of Oxford, probably because Matilda's cousin, Henry of Scotland, considered that Cambridge was included in his earldom of Huntingdon..."
p262:  "...It was probably in this spirit that in January of the next year Henry regranted toAubrey de Vere his title of Earl of Oxford and that of the unfaithful Earl of Essex to the younger Geoffrey de Mandeville..."
Ancestral File 8XJT-1G Ver 4.13 V9V9-J6 Born Abt 1110 Oxfordshire England.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Christening 7223414-44-822006 Robert DE VERE Father Aubrey DE VERE Mother Agnes or Lucia DE ESSEX 1164 Castle Hedingham Essex England.
Aubrey married Lucia Agnes De ESSEX, daughter of Henry De ESSEX and Cecily, in 1163-1164. (Lucia Agnes De ESSEX was born about 1125-1151 in Rayleigh, Essex, England.)
Aubrey also married Beatrice.
Aubrey also married Euphemia CANTILUPE.