William de Colville, Lord Colville of Normandy - born about 1030.
This particular William came over to England in 1066.
He dad a son, also William de Colville who had 2 sonds - Phillip and Thomas.
Thomas became known as from Eversly, York and his sons - Phipil and Richard as de Eversly and de Stanhope, the places where they held land.
Richard had a son Bernard de Stanhope, and he had a son William 1220 - 80.
William hjad a son - Richard which leads into the line of the Stanhopes of Newcastle.
...the above info comes fro a book "The Norman People" originally published in London in 1874.
I have forgotten where I got the above info from. sorry.
The Colvilles are Norman in origin and it is believed that they originally came to Scotland as knights of William the Conqueror. The name probably comes from the town of Colville located between Caen and Bayeuxs in Normandy. To find out more do a web serch on "clan colville'
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