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Subject: Re: Pons FitzWilliam
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:25:05 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 19, 12:03 am, wrote:
> How do most feel about the link between Pons FitzWilliam (Aka PONS), father
> of Dru/Drogo Fitzpons, Walter Fitzpons, etc) and William of Hiesmes, Count of
> Eu, as shown in the following link?
The link did not follow, unless it was the one about the picky eater.
I have never seen this suggested, and it seems unlikely.
> I know the website maintains it is not
> proven, only implied, but not sure if any proof has been found anywhere for
> the connection. Since DRU Fitzpons ended up with 73 manors by 1086, I doubt he
> was a lowly peon in Williams army in 1066.
There are a range of levels between lowly peon and son of a Count:
middle of the road peon, elevated peon, lowly schlub, middle
schlub, . . . . etc. There were many more major landholders than there
were sons of Counts (there weren't that many Counts).
> I am about to work on a later
> Count of Eu line, that of Raoul de Lusignan. I have no idea as I write this if he
> is related to William of Hiesmes or not, but I will find out soon.
Raoul was not related (as far as we know) but married into the title.