Matilda Visdelou

F, b. circa 1174
FatherHumphrey Visdelou d. 1176
MotherMatilda de Bidun b. c 1146, d. 1185
     Matilda was born circa 1174 in Buckinghamshire, England, at the Manor of Abinton [within the estate of Lavendon]. Fulk's brother, William, purchased the right to arrange the marriage of Eleanor and Matilda Visdelou. He then had Matilda marry Fulk. Matilda married Fulk de Rycote I, son of Richard (?), before 1196 in Oxfordshire, England.1


Fulk de Rycote I b. c 1172, d. c 1233


  1. [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. -