Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cathedral Burial Places of Our Ancestors

In 1773 I looked down while visiting Westminster Abby and found I was standing on Charles Darwin.  I wish I had known to look for my grandparents who are buried there.  This post give churches and our grandparents who are buried inside.  If you are visiting you can look for our grandparents. As I discover I will add more. Grandparents names are in bold. 

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.

Fulk V (1092-1143) "The Younger" Count d'Anjou, King of Jerusalem. Also the paternal grandfather of Henry II of England. 

Basilica of San Isidoro, Leon, Spain
The original Church was built in the pre-Arab period over the ruins of a temple to the Roman god Mercury.  In the 10th century, the kings of Leon established a community of Benedictine sisters on the site.
Following the conquest of the area in the late 900's the first church was destroyed and the area devastated. Leon was repopulated and a new church and monastery established in the 11th century by [our grandfather] Alfonso W of Leon. 

Our royal ancestors buried in the Royal Pantheon of the Basilica of San Isidoro are:  

Ramiro II (c. 900 – 1 January 951) King of Leon and son of Ordono II.

Ordoño III (c. 926–956) King of Leon from 951 to 956, Ordono III was the son of Ramiro II.  Ordono III was the father of Bernudo II.

Bermudo (or VermudoII (c. 953 – September 999), called the Gouty, was first a rival king in Galicia and then king of the entire Kingdom of Leon
And wife of Bermudo II, Elvira García (c. 978–1017)

Alfonso V (994 – 7 August 1028), called the Noble, was King of Leon.  Alfonso V was the son of Bernudo II and Elvira Garcia. 
And wife of Alfonso V,  Elvira Menéndez (Mendes) (c. 996–2 December 1022), she was a member of the highest ranks of the nobility of Portugal and Galicia.

Sancho III Garcés (c. 992 – 18 October 1035), called the Great, a minor king of Navarro. He increased his power, until at the time of his death he controlled the majority of Christian Iberia. Sancho III was father of Ferdinand I. 

Ferdinand I (c. 1015 – 24 December 1065), called the Great, was Count of Castile and King of Leon. 

And wife of Ferdinand I, Sancha of León (? – 27 November 1067). Sancha was the daughter of Alfonso V and Elvira Menendez. 

Cathedral of Royal Saint Mary, Pamplona, Spain 

Sancha of Castile and Leon (1139-1179), Queen of Navarre 

The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain

Alfonso VII (1 March 1105 – 21 August 1157), born Alfonso Raimúndez, called the Emperor. He became the King of Galicia  in 1111 and King of Leon and Castile in 1126.

Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Armagh, United Kingdom Northern Ireland

Brian Boruma (Boru) MacCennetig (c. 942-1014) High King of Ireland 1002-1014. 

The Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill Celio,Latin: Basilica S. Stephani in Caelio is an ancient basilica and tiular church in Rome, Italy. Commonly named Santo Stefano Rotondo

There is a tablet recording the burial here of the Irish king Donnchad mac Briain (-1064), son of Brian Boruma Donnchad mac Briain was King of Munster, Ireland, who died in Rome in 1064.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostelain Galicia, Spain. 

Berenguela of Barcelona (1116-1149) first wife of Alfonso VII

Cathedral of St. Julien's Le Mans, France

Geoffrey V "the Fair" Plantagenet (1113-1151) Count of Anjou

Roman Catholic Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France
The basilica became a place of  pilgrimage and the burial place of the French kings, with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries being buried there, as well as many from previous centuries. 

Hugh Capet (c. 941 – 24 October 996) was the first King of the Franks of the House of Capet. 

Louis VII 'The Younger' Capet King of france 1080-1119.

Philip II (Philippe Auguste II) Capet King of France.


Louis VIII the Lion (5 September 1187 – 8 November 1226) was a Capetian King of France who reigned from 1223 to 1226, he was also disputed King of England from 1216 to 1217.

Louis IX 'the Saint' King of France

Philip III the bold Capet King of France  

Philip IV "The Fair" King France (April–June 1268 – 29 November 1314) also called the Iron King.  

Charles V (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380), called the Wise King of France.
And his wife Joanna of Bourbon (3 February 1338 – 6 February 1378). 

Son of Charles V and Joanna-  Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 21 October 1422) 
called the Beloved and the Mad. And wife of Charles VI, Isabeau of Bavaria (also Elisabeth of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370 – 24 September 1435)

Bangor Cathedral is an ancient place of Christian worship situated in Bangor, Gwynedd, north-west Wales. 

Owain ap Gruffudd (c. 1100 – 23 or 28 November 1170) was King of Gwynedd, north Wales, from 1137 until his death in 1170

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England 
(Commonly known as Tewkesbury Abbey). 
 "In 1087, William the Conqueror gave the manor of Tewkesbury to his cousin, Robert Fitzhamon, who, with Giraldus, Abbot of Cranbourne, founded the present abbey in 1092. Building of the present Abbey church did not start until 1102, employing Caen stone imported from Normandy and floated up the Severn." "Robert Fitzhamon was wounded at Falaise in Normandy in 1105 and died two years later, but his son-in-law, Robert FitzRoy, the natural son of Henry I who was made Earl of Gloucester, continued to fund the building work."

Robert FitzHamon (c 1050-1107) Lord of Gloucester and Blamorgan. His remains were moved into a new chapel built as his tomb.
Richard de Clare (1222-1226) 5th Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Gloucester. Father of 'the Red Earl'.

Gilbert 'the Red Earl'' de Clare (1243-1295) 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester. Father of Eleanor de Clare.

Hugh III 'the Elder' le Despencer (1260-1326) 1st Earl of Winchester. Father of 'the younger' le Despencer.

St. Albans Cathedral, Herfordshire, England

Sir Alfonso De Vere (1266-1329) 5th Earl of Oxford and his wife Jane Foliot De Vere (1262-1311).

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, London, England

Matilda of Scotland (1080-1118) queen consort of Henry I King of England.

Henry III (1206-1272) King of England.

Edward I (1239-1307) King of England and his wife, Eleanor of Castile (1244-1290).

Edward III (1312-1377) King of England and his wife, Philippa of Hainault
On 29 Jan 1370 Philippa's tomb was placed on the northeast side of the Chapel of Edward the Confessor and on the opposite side of her husband's grandparents and great grandfather Henry III. 

Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401–1437) was the Queen consort to King Henry V of England from 1420 until 1422.  She now rests at Westminster Abbey in Henry V's Chantry Chapel. She later married our grandfather Owen Tudur

Gloucester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the River Severn. 

Edward II (1284-1327) King of England

Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England

The Cathedral contains the tomb of King John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216) in its chancel. Before his death in Newark in 1216, John had requested to be buried at Worcester.  He is buried between the shrines of St Wulstan and St Oswald (now destroyed).

Bristol Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, is the Church of England cathedral in the city of Bristol, England.

 Bristol Cathedral was founded as St. Augusine's Abbey in 1140 by [our grandfather] Robert FitzHarding (-1170) 'Robert the Devout' 1st feudal baron of Berkeley, wealthy local landowner and royal official. His wife Prioress Eva of Bristol FitzEstmond (1100-1170). There is a monument for them in the Lady Chapel.

Maurice FitzRobert FitzHarding, 2nd feudal baron of Berkeley (1120-1190"The Make Peace" 

Thomas I de Berkeley (c.1170-1243) "The Observer or Temporiser" 4th feudal Baron Berkeley 

Lord Maurice de Berkeley (1218-1281) "the Resolute" 6th feudal Baron Berkeley

Sir Thomas II DeBerkeley "the Wise" 1st Baron Berkeley (1245-1321) [6th feudal Baron Berkeley]

Maurice III de Berkeley (1271-1326) "The Magnaminous" 2nd Baron Berkeley [7th feudal Baron Berkeley]

Maurice de Berkeley IV (-1368) "the Valiant" 4th Baron Berkeley [9th feudal Baron Berkeley] and his mother Margaret de Mortimer (1304-1337)

St Mary's Church Warwick, England
St Mary's Church Warwick The chancel vistries and chapter house of the church were extensively rebuilt in the 14th century by Thomas de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick. His descendants built the Chapel of Our Lady, commonly known as the Beauchamp chapel.  It contains the effigial monuments of Richard de Beauchamp 
(1382–1439) 13th Earl of Warwick, count of Aumale, Knight.

Thomas de Beauchamp (1313 – 1369) 11th Earl of Warwick and his wife Katherine Mortimer (1314-13369). 

Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England

William Earl of Salisbury Longespee (1176-1226)

Sir Walter Hungerford (1378-1449) and his first wife Lady Kathrine de Peverell (1380-1426)

Exeter Cathedral (Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter), England

Sir Hugh de Courtenay (1303-1377) 10th (2nd) Earl of Devon, 2nd Baron Courtenay, feudal baron of Okehampton, and feudal baron of Plympton and his wife Margaret de Bohun (-1391).

Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfemline, Scottland

Saint Margaret Atheling (1042-1093) Princess of England, Queen of Scotland and her son
David I King of Scotland (1085-1152).

Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Germany

Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086-1125)

Munich Frauenkirche "Cathedral of Our Dear Lady" Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Louis IV (1 April 1282 – 11 October 1347), called the Bavarian, of the house of Wittelsbach, was King of the Romans, King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor.
And son of Louis IV, Duke Stephen II of Bavaria (1319 – 13 May 1375).

The Collegiate church Saint Gertrude Nevilles, Wallonia, Belgium Consecrated 1046 
Henry II de Louvain (1020-1079)

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