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From: "Stewart, Peter" <>
Subject: RE: Countess Ida, Bigod, Longespee
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 14:43:14 +1000


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> Subject: Re: Countess Ida, Bigod, Longespee
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> Wednesday, 3 July, 2002
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> Dear Ray,
>
> I join with Peter, Rosie and the rest in acknowledging your very
> significant find and post. The document you found places the
> last piece in the puzzle, and makes the identification of Ida de Tosny [or

> de Tony] as mother of William Longespee a matter of fact.

I'm afraid I can't quite agree with that - Ray has found important evidence
supporting Ida, countess of Norfolk as William's mother, but that still
doesn't prove the lady was from the Tosny family.

Peter Stewart


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