Click to expand/collapse all notes Click to expand/collapse all other details Hide this popup frame

Geer Family Working File
ID: I275585
Name: Walter of SALISBURY 1
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1033 in Roumare, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: in Salsibury, Wiltshire, England
from: The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest Webpage on by Jim Weber, November 11, 2004

Walter, according to CP, is a ficticious person, said to be Count of Evreux, based on a misinterpretation of "l'heureux" meaning "the lucky", also said to be "Earl of Rosmare" which is a misspelling of Roumare in Normandy. First of all the Normans had Counts, not Earls, and also the fiefdom of Roumare had no Count. I include this line only because it is included in some old genealogy lines.

Todd Farmerie, in his only comment on the Brian Walls pedigree for the Devereux family, stated that Edward Salisbury's father was Walter de Salisbury (not Walter le Ewrus, Earl of Rosmar), and that some well meaning genealogist decided Walter was of Evreux (ie. d'Evreux). This is probably true. However some of the later descendants of this pedigree (at least by the time of John 1st Baron Devereux of Lyonshall, d. 22 Feb 1392/3), according to reliable sources such as CP, BP, AR, etc., were known as "Devereux" (an obvious derivitive name of "d'Evreux"). Of course they may not be descendants of Walter of Salisbury (maybe of some other Walter who was associated with Evreux) or the "well meaning genealogist" was not a modern person, but someone of the 13th or 14th century, when the people known as "Devereux" existed.

I maybe should separate Walter de Salisbury from Walter le Ewrus, Earl of Rosmar, as Walter de Salisbury is a "proven" father of Edward, while the existence of Walter le Ewrus is in doubt. Although CP, in its description, above, of Walter who was not from "Evreux", but from Roumare, gives him some substance.

The name Walter de Salisbury (father of Edward of Salisbury) sounds Norman, but there were Normans in England before the conquest.

Father: William D'EVEREUX , Comté d'Evereux b: BET 1010 AND 1019 in Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France

Marriage 1 PHILIPPA b: ABT 1038 in France
William of SALISBURY b: ABT 1060 in Roumare, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Edward of SALISBURY b: ABT 1062 in Roumare, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Heloise of SALISBURY b: AFT 1062 in Roumare, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Gerald Le Gros of SALISBURY b: BET 1064 AND 1066 in Roumare, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Reginald Devereux of SALISBURY b: ABT 1066 in Herefordshire, England

Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom
Author: G. E Cokayne
Publication: Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000
Media: Book
Page: p. XI:373 note (b)
The cited information was sourced from Website / URL published on March 28th, 2009 <> The author/originator was Samuel Taylor Geer.
  • Source Notes