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Adam de la Rupe (Roche)

Adam was the first to hold Roch(e) Castle, Pembrokeshire. He was married to Blandina and founded Pill Priory.

Little is now known of the origins or chronology of the Roche family although it is thought that they were Flemish and that the dynasty was established by Godebert, who is recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1130, and may have been Adam's grandfather. The barony of Roche was acquired and created by the family c. 1100x1130, and had at its core the manors of Pill and Roche.

Sites associated with this person

Pill Priory, Pembrokeshire (founder)

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Printed sources

Hunter, J., 'Copies of the original charters of the family of de la Roche', Archaeologia Cambrensis, new series, 18:12 (1852), pp. 267-268

Ludlow, N. D., Ramsey, R. S. F. and Schlee, D. E., 'Pill Priory 1996-1999: recent work at a Tironian House in Pembrokeshire', Medieval Archaeology (2002) p. 45

Pritchard, Emily M., The History of St Dogmaels Abbey together with her Cells, Pill, Caldey and Glascareg and the Mother Abbey of Tiron (London, 1907) p. 123