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D'Oilly, Robertlocked

(d. c. 1092)
  • John Blair


D'Oilly, Robert (d.c. 1092), landowner and administrator, took his name from Ouilly-le-Vicomte near Lisieux in Normandy. With his brothers Nigel and Gilbert he came to England at the conquest. He first occurs (as minister) in a royal writ of 1067, and his role as royal constable, which was to become hereditary in his family, suggests that he had risen in the immediate entourage of ...

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Oxford Medieval Texts
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H. R. Luard, ed., , 5 vols., RS, 36 (1864–9)