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From: "Vickie Elam White" <>
Subject: Re: Two Ida Longespee's: Same Generation
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 07:56:36 -0400
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Paul C. Reed wrote --

>The first William Longespee was married in 1196, but his wife was supposed
>to be quite young. CP says she was born ca. 1191, but it also says she was
>b. 1187 (CP 11:377, 382).


The Liber de Lacock (Bowles, Antiquities of Lacock Abbey)
states that Ela was born at Amesbury in 1188. Is there reason
to doubt this? Do you know the proof for that year given in
the book?


Vickie Elam White






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