The Arms shown as my avatar & on my profile ('Gules bizanty on a canton a raven sable'), were recorded for Sir Roger d'Wasseburne in abt. 1285 (St. Georges Roll) ...
We have been trying to find the la Zouch with le Corbet connection and I recently stumbled onto what appears to be the best possible origin ...
As we know, Lady Sybilla le Corbet was a known mistress of Henry I, having several children by the king, one of which has been suggested to be Princess Maud (Matilda Fitzroy), b. abt 1091, m. Duke Conan III "le Gross" of Bretagne. Their daughter, Princess Constance of Bretagne, b. abt 1113, m. Alan la Zouche, son of Geoffrey I la Zouche de PorhoŽt - Vicomte de PorhoŽt. The timing fits, the general illegitimate nature of a cantoned charge also fits, So we now have a bit more direction as to where to concentrate the research ...
Having spotted this website and thread, I was hoping maybe someone here might have suggestions that would help?
Thank you for any hints,
Rev. Daniel Washburn Jones
dwj452 at Ancestry.com & aol.com
"PURIFICATUS NON CONSUMPTUS"