West Sussex, England
Adam of Lisieux,France came to England with King William in 1066. He was given one-half of Stopham. Guy de Brionne was given the other half.
Adam may not have been his given name as Burke and others have claimed. Peter Bartlett noted that the given name is unknown. But "Adam" did have sons, Robert and Ralph.
There are records of both sons in Domesday.
Norman surnaming protocal did not allow a son to use the surname of the father during his lifetime. While the father lived, the oldest son could use his mother's surname or the name of their chief domain.Eventually, the older son succeded to his father's surname.
A younger son rarely suceeded.A younger son could use Fitz with his father's given name.Usually, a younger son used the name of the chief domain.
Roger de Montgomery of Lisieux,powerful Seinior,related to King William's family,held large domains in Normandy. He was rewarded with English lordships and was appointed head of King William's governing council and was sent back to Normandy. Roger had five sons. Robert, the oldest and heir, stayed in Normandy and succeded his father in 1096 becoming Robert de Montgomery. His early life, he was known as Count Alencon, Seignior de Belesme,his mother's surname. Roger's second son, Hugh, acquired his father's domain in England and became the Earl of Arundel.(neighbor to Adam on the River Arun) Because the grant was his father's, he was known as Earl Roger and may have used the surname Montgomery II.
Maud Matilda, Roger's daughter, married Robert, Count Mortain, Earl of Cornwall.
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
West Sussex, England
Created by: margaret
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67829251
To my "many greats" grandfather. It's been an adventure tracking you down!|
Added: Oct. 5, 2016
Hello, Grandfather Adam! I wonder how you would feel to know that there are probably thousands of us who can call you grandfather now, in the year 2016, almost one thousand years since you died. You are my 26th great-grandfather, and I am proud that I sha...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 26, 2016
In rememberance - it has been a pleasure meeting this special ancestor - my twenty third great grandfather. I hope one day to visit this grave in person.|
Added: Apr. 10, 2016
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