So shall it be with my father: he shall be
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of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
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  • Name FITZ-ROBERT, Gilbert 
    Nickname The Marshall 
    Birth 1075  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1129  Winterbourne Monkton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 1130  Tunbridge, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 15 Nov 1932 
    _TAG Reviewed on FS 
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    Person ID I24402  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father MARESCHAL, Geoffrey Le ,   b. 1056, Venoux, Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this locationVenoux, Cher, Centre, Franced. Aft 1090, Worldham, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 35 years) 
    Family ID F13402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father FITZROBERT, Robert ,   b. Abt 1045, Cheddar, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationCheddar, Somersetshire, England 
    Family ID F13403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family VENOIX, Margaret de ,   b. 4 Nov 1083, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this locationPembroke, Pembrokeshire, Walesd. 1129, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years) 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 2 Jun 1936, SLAKE.
    Children 3 sons 
    Family ID F6888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

  • Notes 
    • Royal Serjeant and Marshal to Henry I. [Wikipedia]
      BIO: from
      GILBERT "the Marshal", son of --- (-1130 or before). Master Marshal of the king's household under King Henry I[1459].
      m ---. The name of Gilbert’s wife is not known. It is possible that she was the heiress of William FitzAuger: the Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records that, after the conquest, King William I granted "manerium de Boseham" in Surrey to "Willelmo filio Augeri", and that later "Willelmus Marescallus" (presumably identified as the future first Earl of Pembroke, see below) held the manor "[jure] hereditario"[1460].
      Gilbert & his wife had two children...
      ** from William Marshal, The Flower of Chilvary (Georges Duby) p 59
      It is from another source, then--from the royal charter that conferred the office upon William late in his life--that we learn the name of his paternal grandfather, Gilbert. Yet this name suggests he was the son or nephew of one of the adventurers who followed the Conqueror or joined him in England, attracted by the lure of booty. Perhaps a younger son, this unknown knight surely came from the Continent. We may note that this origin was forgotten by the beginning of the thirteenth century, and in any case that no great issue was made of it among his descendants...
      A century before his grandson's death, this Gilbert had performed for Henry I of England the functions of marshal of the court; hence his surname, which would become the family name. At this period, marshals lived as domestics; clothed and fed like other members of the household, they expected, beyond their employer's largesse, certain additional benefits, which varied according to the rank the occupied in the hierarchy of servants. Marshals were not situated at the top of this ladder; they were subordinates of one of the major officers, the constable, who controlled the seigneurial stables and everything to do with the horses. But because the calvary's role in military actions had continued to grow since the year 1000, the marshal's function had assumed greater distinction and greater political value. Its importance and fruitfulness was of course in direct proportion to the power of the masters served. In the family of the king of England, the marshal of the court, in Gilbert's day, governed the armed services owed by the vassals of the crown and the disbursement of all moneys earmarked for warfare...
      Such household offices soon became hereditary. On Gilbert's death around 1130, his eldest son, John--William's father--inherited the title and the prerogatives attached to it...

      ID: Merged with a record that used the ID 21024054^2.2

      ~BAPTISM: Also shown as Baptized 11 Jun 1991, JRIVE.

      ~ENDOWMENT: Also shown as Endowed 15 Nov 1932