Matilda was the daughter of Elyas de Cailloue/Caillewe and Bertha Giffard and was born about the year 1200 she married, when very young; |
Richard Butler d′Acton and they had a daughter Amice.
In 1221 it appeared that Richard Butler was wounded in his own home by persons unknown. However, his wife accused William Rous a former
Matilda said that one evening she had gone for a walk in the garden with her maid while her husband stayed in the house and his daughter
The jury did not believe this story because by all accounts hers was not a happy marriage. Richard and Matilda were always at strife and
The County Court believed that Matilda had bribed William Wayfer and John Fuestone to kill Richard but this affair was adjourned to the
We have no record of what happened to these two men. It is likely they were exiled and perhaps made a pilgrimage to the “Holy Land”.
However, on 27 December 1221 The Sheriff of Gloucester was ordered to deliver Matilda to Elyas Giffard (grandfather) and Osbert Giffard
The power of influential friends and family shows up here. Perhaps being sent to a nunnery was the severest punishment for a woman of her class.
William Earl Marischal was the son of the Guardian of the Kingdom.
Pleas of the Crown for the county of Gloucester in 5 Hen. III., edited by F. W. Maitland - London, 1884.
The Close Roll 6 Henry III
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