Robert FitzEdith, Lord Okehampton
d.31 May 1172 Okehampton, Devon, England
Facts and Events
Robert FitzEdith, Lord of Okehampton (1093–1172) was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England and Edith Forne, who was one of Henry's many mistresses. Compared to his illegitimate siblings and half-siblings, much is known about him. Robert married Matilda d'Avranches, heiress of the feudal barony of Okehampton, Devon, and widow of William de Courcy—and together had one daughter, Mary, who married Renaud, Sire of Courtenay (son of Miles, Sire of Courtenay and Ermengarde of Nevers). Robert died of natural causes.