Robert fitzEdith

Robert FitzEdith, feudal lord of Okehampton (1093–1172) was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England and Edith Forne, who was one of Henry's many mistresses.[1] Compared to many of his illegitimate siblings and half-siblings, much is known about him. Robert married Matilda d'Avranches,[2] heiress of the feudal barony of Okehampton, Devon, and widow of William de Courcy.[1] They had one daughter, Maud, who married Renaud, Sire of Courtenay (son of Miles, Sire of Courtenay and Ermengarde of Nevers).[3] Robert died of natural causes.


  1. Fleming, Donald F.; Pope, Janet M. (2007). Henry I and the Anglo-Norman world: studies in memory of C. Warren Hollister. Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-1-84383-293-5.
  2. Harper-Bill, Christopher (1996). Anglo-Norman Studies XVIII: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1995. Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer Ltd. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-85115-666-8.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard (1866). A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire. Harrison. p. 140.
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