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From: Matthew Harley <>
Subject: Re: Companions of the Conqueror
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 21:42:58 +0100
References: <uNwBBOz0AHA.299@cpmsnbbsa09>, <3AF7D810.A3FEB848@eircom.net>, <3AFA13C2.5DE2D6F9@interfold.com>
"Todd A. Farmerie" wrote:
> Matthew Harley wrote:
> > According to an article in the Irish Times on 7 May 2001* the Devereux of
> > Wexford are descended from (William) d'Evreux. However, it does not say
> > that any of these Devereux have actually proved the link.
> IIRC, there is a 200 year gap between the earliest provable
> Devereux, and William d'Evreux, and no particular reason to
> connect them.
It would not be proof but if there is evidence that William d'Evreux did
acompany Strongbow to Ireland there is at least some circumstantial evidence
for a link between him and a subsequent Wexford family with a d'Evreux name.
This site gives a source for a d'Evreux with Strongbow in Ireland:
It would be a little bit surprising if none of the prominent Devereux from
Wexford had tried to establish their links back to the famous William. Maybe
they did and failed!
Of course it is possible that there were others from Evreux (who had nothing to
do with William the Conqueror) who settled in Wexford.
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