Geoffroy IV de Joinville [a], Seigneur de Joinville, b abt 1174. He md Felicite de Brienne abt 1195. She was b abt 1180.
Child of Geoffroy IV de Joinville and Felicite de Brienne was:
Simon de Joinville, Seigneur de Joinville, Seneschal of Champagne, b abt 1200, of France, d abt Apr 1233. He md Beatrix of Burgundy abt 1222, daughter of Etienne III d'Auxonne, Count d'Auxonne and (prob) Agnes de Dreux.
Sir Geoffrey de Geneville [b], Justiciar of Ireland, Lord Geneville, Seigneur de Vaucouleurs, Lord of Trim, b abt 1228, d 21 Oct 1314. He md Maud de Lacy abt 1253, daughter of Gilbert de Lacy and Isabel Bigod.
Sir Piers de Geneville [c], Baron de Geneville, b abt 1258, d bef 8 Jun 1292. He md Jeanne de Lusignan abt 1283, Ludlow, Shropshire, England, daughter of Hugh XII de Lusignan and Jeanne de Fougeres.
a. According to The Complete Peerage, "The pedigree of the Seigneurs de Joinville has been fully investigated...they were descended from Estienne-de-Vaux-sur-Urbain, who lived in the first half of the eleventh century." Geoffroy IV was son of Geoffroy III.
b. Born in, or after, 1226, he was still in France 9 Mar 1250/51, but came to England soon afterwards. On 18 Sep 1254 the King granted to Geoffrey, and Maud his wife, and her heirs, all the liberties and free customs in Meath, which Walter de Lacy, grandfather of Maud, had held, and that they might issue their own writs in Meath, according to the law and custom of Ireland. On 21 Sep following, they had livery of the castle of Trim and a moiety of 40 marcates of land, as the inheritance of Maud. In 1255, Geoffrey was in Gascony with Edward, the King's son, and by charter dated 10 Jun 1260, he partitioned the barony of Weobley with John de Verdun (John having married Maud's elder sister Margery). In 1272 he was summoned by the King of France against the Count of Foix. He was in the Holy Land with Edward I, but returned before him, and was made Justiciar of Ireland Sep 1273, which office he held until Jun 1276. In 1283, he and his wife gave all their lands in England and Wales to their son, Piers, and in 1290 he was sent on a mission to the Pope to arrange matters for the aid of the Holy Land. He was one of the commissioners sent to Rome in 1300 to negotiate concerning peace between England and France. He was summoned to Parliament from 6 Feb 1298/99 to 3 Nov 1306, whereby he became Lord Geneville. In Dec 1307, he obtained license to surrender to Roger de Mortimer and Joan, his wife (granddaughter of Geoffrey) the lands and tenements in Ireland which he held by the courtesy after the death of his wife Maud, and which at his death would revert to the same Roger and Joan, Joan being heir of Maud. In late 1308, Roger and Joan took seizin of Meath, and Geoffrey entered the House of the Friars Preachers at Trim, where he died and was buried.
c. Second son and heir apparent (elder brother Geoffrey having died in 1283), he held the castle of Ludlow, Salop, the manor of Walterstone, and all the knights' fees which his father and mother had held in England, and jointly, with Joan his wife, the manors of Mansell Lacy and Wolferlow, co. Hereford, and Stanton Lacy, Salop. He predecased his father by more than 20 years.
d. Her two younger sisters, Beatrice and Maud, having been made nuns in the Priory of Aconbury, Joan became sole heir to Sir Geoffrey de Geneville and Maud in all their estates in England and Ireland.
CP: Vol V[628-634]; AR: Line 71[30-32].
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