He took part in William of Normandy's conquest of England in 1066 and founded the Abbey of Notre-Dame-d'Ivry in 1071. D'Ivry was a sworn brother-in-arms of Robert D'Oyly and the Domesday Book records that on 1086 D'Oyly and d'Ivry held a number of manors in various counties either partitioned between the two of them or administered in common. He was appointed hereditary Chief Butler to King William, just as he had been in Normandy.
Roger d'Ivry held estates in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Huntingdonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. His estates in Oxfordshire included Beckley, Forest Hill, Hampton Gay, Holton, Horspath, Mixbury, North Leigh, Rousham, Shirburn, Thrupp, Wolvercote, Woodeaton and Worton.
D'Ivry was married to Adeline or Adelina, eldest daughter of Hugh de Grandmesnil. and had three sons, Roger, Hugh and Geoffrey. He was succeeded on his death by his eldest son Roger, who was forced to flee to Normandy after William Rufus seized the English throne in 1087 and died there soon afterwards. Many of the family estates were confiscated by the crown and the position of Chief Butler passed to the d'Aubigny family. Geoffrey and a sister Adeline later had some lands restored to them.
- The Domesday Book Online: G-I
- *Collins, Arthur. The Peerage of England. Google Books
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