Fulk de Rycote I1

M, b. circa 1172, d. circa 1233
FatherRichard (?)
     Fulk was born circa 1172. Fulk's brother, William, purchased the right to arrange the marriage of Eleanor and Matilda Visdelou. He then had Matilda marry Fulk. Fulk married Matilda Visdelou, daughter of Humphrey Visdelou and Matilda de Bidun, before 1196 in Oxfordshire, England.2 In or about 1200, the Manor of Rycote was sold to Fulk by Hugh de Malaunay.3,4,5 Fulk departed this life in or about 1233 in County Essex, England.6,3


Matilda Visdelou b. c 1174


  1. [S748] F. N. Craig, The Marbury Ancestry: Gernon & Rycote Lines.
  2. [S1414] F. N. Craig, The Marbury Ancestry: Gernon & Rycote Lines, pages 168-169 - In 1196, William, son of Richard, owed forty marks for the right to marry two daughers of of Visdelou to husbands of his choice. At that time, William had already married them to his two brothers, for in the same year, Fulk, son of Richard, held one knight's fee [in Rycote] in the honor of Wallingford. In 1197, a Roger Visdelou obtained a life's interest in land in Appleton from Alexander, son of Richard, and Eleanor, his wife, and Fulk, son of Richard, and Matilda, his wife, who had inherited the land. In 1217, Alexander, son of Richard, had a son, Humphrey [who later assumed the name Visdelou], and Fulk, son of Richard, made security for the relief due from Humphrey's half a knight's fee in Appleton. Apparently Fulk held the other half, for in 1453-54 the Rycote deed sighted in note 2 discribed the Manor of Rycote as having appurtenances in Appleton. - http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx
  3. [S936] British History Online - Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 - Cold Brayfield - Fulk de Rycote, lord of Rycote (Oxfordshire), (fn. 47) was among those on the king's side in 1215, (fn. 48) and acted on various commissions (fn. 49) before his death in or about 1233. - www.british-history.ac.uk.
  4. [S1413] Simon Townley, Oxfordshire: Benson, Ewelme, and Area (Ewelme Hundred), Oxfordsh - Manors -page 11 - . . . Walter, [Bolbec] who died in 1190 leaving his daughter Isabel as heir. About that date, however, Prince John granted it with other estates to Hugh de Malaunay, and in 1199 confirmed the grant as King . . . in 1200 Hugh sold the estate [now recogned as a knigh's fee] to Fulk of Rycote, whose family retained it until the 15th century. Fulk died before 1212 when Alexander, son of Richard [probably his brother] held Rycote from the honor of Wallingford, their successor Fulk [II] of Rycote was active in the 1220's and died by 1236, to be followed during the mid 13th century by Fulk [III], probably his son. Sir Fulk [IV] served as sheriff of Oxfordshire & Berkshire from 1262 to 1264, and lived unto the mid 1280's; his successor, Sir Fulk [V] died in 1302, leaving as heir his seven year old son Fulk [VI].
  5. [S1414] F. N. Craig, The Marbury Ancestry: Gernon & Rycote Lines, page 169 - Fulk, son of Richard, became known as fulk de Rycote & in about 1225 witnessed as chaater as Fulk de Rycote, knight. In 1233, he was dead, having been a corner in Ocfordshire. [Public Record Office, Calendar of the Close Rolls, Henry III, 2:275] - http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx
  6. [S936] British History Online - Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 - Cold Brayfield - He was succeeded by Fulk son of William de Rycote, then a minor. - www.british-history.ac.uk.