Notes for RICHARD DE BOURDON:
RESEARCH: The wife and children of Richard are unknown, but we know he was an ancestor of Henry.
BIOGRAPHY: THE OLDACRE/OLDAKER STORY, by Edward L. Oldaker; 1985; copy in possn of T.Mason (filed - Richard Borden); ; A parchment from Robergia De Bourdoun mentions her two sons "Simon, is weak and sickly; Richard is named for King (Richard the Lion Hearted); he will be strong, a man of iron, wise and peaceful. From him the Borden line will succeed. It is now 154 years since Count William of Normandy defeated and killed the Great Harold, King of England, at Hastings. There fell also Ethelwolf my Saxon mother's grandfather and Lord of all the lands which William the Conqueror gave to his vassal, Francis De Bourdon. My mother (was) Robergia of Kent; my father Francis De Bourdon."
BIOGRAPHY: Genealogy of Borden Family of Shrewsbury, NJ; 1370-1868; typescript of "Borden Scrapbook" & family papers in poss of Charles F. Borden, Shrewsbury, NJ, 1952; p 4; LDS Family History Library Film 0858787, item 6; NOTES: The Bordens originated at Bourdonnay in Normandy. They went into England with William the Conqueror and after the victory of Hastings, 14 Oct 1066, settled down upon lands given them by the new King of England.
BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11;