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Richard de Camville

English crusader knight
The basics
AKA Richard de Canville
Date of birth Stanton Harcourt, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, South East England
Date of death 1191 Acre, Acre Subdistrict, Northern District, Israel
The details

Richard de Camville (died 1191) was an English crusader knight, and one of Richard the Lionheart's senior commanders during the Third Crusade. In June 1190, at Chinon, he was, with 3 others, put in charge of King Richard's fleet sailing for the Holy Land. In 1191 he was appointed governor of Cyprus, jointly with Robert of Thornham. He died later in the same year at the Siege of Acre.

He was the son of another Richard de Camville (died 1176), an Anglo-Norman landowner, and Millicent de Rethel daughter of Gervais, Count of Rethel, kinswoman (second cousin) of Adeliza of Louvain, the second wife of King Henry I. The family probably originated from Canville-les-Deux-Églises (Canvilla 1149, Camvilla 1153) in Normandy. He had at least one son, Gerard de Camville, and one daughter, Matilda, wife of William de Ros.

In England, his holdings included land at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, Blackland, Wiltshire, and Speen (possibly posthumously) and Avington, both in Berkshire.

Family tree

    Richard de Camville of Warwickshire, c.1110-bef.1176.
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    Gerard, c. 1132-1214.   Richard, c.1135-91.   Maud, c. 1138-    William, c. 1142-c.1208   Roger, c. 1145-   Walter, c. 1148.
   =Nicholaa de la Haye    =Margaret               =William de Ros   =Albreda Marmion                            =?
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    Richard, c. 1178-1226.  Isabel, c.1153-aft 1212.                Geoffrey, c.1182                            Maud, c. 1173.
   =Eustacia Basset        =Robert de Harcourt                     =Felicia                                    =Thomas de Astley
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    Idonea, c. 1210-1252                                            Felicia, c. 1220
   =William II Longespee                                           =Philip Durvassal
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