de Normandie Family Genealogy
de Normandie Family Genealogy

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1. Duke Guillaume I de Normandie - also known as: Longue Epbee - was born about 0900, lived in Normandy, France and died on 17 Dec 0942 in France . He was the son of Count Rollo "The Dane" Rognvaldsson and Duchess Poppa de Normandie.
Duke Guillaume married Sprote de Bretagne about 0932 while living in Normandy, France. Sprote was born about 0911 in Bretagne, France. She is the daughter of Count Hubert of Senlis.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Duke Richard I de Normandie was born on 28 Aug 0933, lived in Fecamp, Normandie, France and died on 20 Nov 0996 while living in Fecamp, Normandie, France . See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Duke Richard I de Normandie - also known as: Sans Peur - was born on 28 Aug 0933, lived in Fecamp, Normandie, France and died on 20 Nov 0996 while living in Fecamp, Normandie, France . He was the son of Duke Guillaume I de Normandie and Sprote de Bretagne.
Duke Richard married Concubine de Normandie. Concubine was born about 0935 in Normandie.
  Then Duke Richard married Gunnor de Crepon after 0962 in France. Gunnor was born about 0936 in Normandy, France. She was the daughter of King Harald Gormsson "Blaatand (Bluetooth)" of Denmark I and Queen Gyrithe (Cyrid) Olafsdotter. She died in 1031 in France .

Duke Richard - 'the Fearless'
Children with Concubine de Normandie (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Count Geoffroy D'Eu & Brionne was born about 0953, lived in Brione, Normandie and died about 1015 .
Children with Gunnor de Crepon (Quick Family Chart)
ii.  Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie was born about 0963 in Normandy, France and died on 28 Aug 1027 in Fecamp, Normandie, France . See #3. below.
iii.  Princess Emma de Normandie was born about 0982, lived in Normandie and died on 6 Mar 1052 in Winchester, Hampshire, England .
Princess Emma married King Ethelred II "The Unready" of England in 1002 while living in Normandy, France. King Ethelred was born about 0968, lived in Wessex, England. He was the son of King Edgar "The Peaceable" of England and Queen Elfrida of England. He died on 23 Apr 1016 in London, Middlesex. England .
See of England family for children.
iv.  Robert d'Evereux was born about 0965 in Normandy, France and died in 1037 . See #4. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie - also known as: The Good - was born about 0963 in Normandy, France and died on 28 Aug 1027 in Fecamp, Normandie, France . He was the son of Duke Richard I de Normandie and Gunnor de Crepon.
Duke Richard married Judith de Bretagne about 1000 in Normandy, France. Judith was born in 0982, lived in Bretagne, France. She was the daughter of Duke Conan I of Bretagne and Ermangarde D'Anjou. She died on 16 Jun 1017 while living in Normandy, France .
  Then Duke Richard married Duchess Pope de Normandie about 1024 while living in Normandie, France. Duchess Pope was born about 0997 in Normandie.
Children with Judith de Bretagne (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Duke Robert I "The Magnificent" de Normandie was born about 1003 in Normandy, France and died on 22 Jul 1035 in Nicea, Bithynia, Turkey . See #5. below.
ii.  Richard III de Normandie was born about 1001 in Normandy, France and died on 6 Aug 1028 . See #6. below.
iii.  Adelais de Normandie was born about 1007, lived in Normandie, France and died after 7 Jul 1037 in France .
Adelais married Count Palatine Renaud I de Bourgogne before 1023 in France. Count Palatine Renaud was born about 0986, lived in Bourgogne, France. He was the son of Count Otto Guillaume de Bourgogne and Countess Ermentrude of Rheims. He died on 4 Sep 1057 .
See Aldalbert family for children.
iv.  Judith de Normandie was born about 1020 and died about Jul 1037 .
Judith married Count Baudouin IV "Le Barbu" of Flanders. Count Baudouin was born about 0967/0968, lived in Flanders, France. He was the son of Count Arnulph II of Flanders and Princess Rosela of Italy. He died on 30 May 1036/1039 in Flanders, France .
See Liderie family for children.
Children with Duchess Pope de Normandie (Quick Family Chart)
v.  Guillaume de Normandie was born about 1025, lived in Normandie, France. See #7. below.
4. Robert d'Evereux - was born about 0965 in Normandy, France and died in 1037 . He was the son of Duke Richard I de Normandie and Gunnor de Crepon.
Robert married Harlive de Rouen. Harlive was born about 0968, lived in Normandie. She died about 1050 .
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i.  daughter d'Evereux was born about 0985 in Longueville, Normandy, France.
daughter married Gerald Flaitel. Gerald was born about 0985, lived in Longueville, Normandy, France.
See Flaitel family for children.
----- Fourth Generation -----
5. Duke Robert I "The Magnificent" de Normandie - was born about 1003 in Normandy, France and died on 22 Jul 1035 in Nicea, Bithynia, Turkey . He was the son of Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie and Judith de Bretagne.
Duke Robert married Herleva de Falaise about 1023 in Not Married. Herleva was born about 1003 in Falaise, Clavados, France. She was the daughter of Fulbert de Falaise and Doda of Falaise. She died in 1050 .

Herleva - also married Herluin de Conteville, son of Earl Jean de Conteville
 
Harlette is a form of harlot. She was not married to William. William was famously known as a bastard.

Duke Robert - 'the Good'
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i.  King Guillaume "Le Conquerant" de Normandie was born on 14 Oct 1024 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France and died on 9 Sep 1087 in Hemmenbraville, Rouen, Normandie and was buried in Abbey of St. Stephen, Caen, France . See #8. below.
ii.  Adeleihide de Normandie was born about 1027, lived in Normandy, France and died before 1090 .
Adeleihide married Lambert de Boulogne about 1053 while living in Normandy, France. Lambert was born about 1020, lived in Boulogne, Flandres. He died in 1054 in Bataille, De Lille, Flandres .
6. Richard III de Normandie - was born about 1001 in Normandy, France and died on 6 Aug 1028 . He was the son of Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie and Judith de Bretagne.

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i.  Alix de Normandie was born about 1021, lived in Normandy, France.
Alix married Count Ranulf de Bayeux. Count Ranulf was born about 1017 in Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France. He is the son of Count Anatel de Bayeux.
See de Bayeux family for children.
7. Guillaume de Normandie - was born about 1025, lived in Normandie, France. He is the son of Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie and Duchess Pope de Normandie.
Guillaume married Miss /De Pontheiu/. Miss /De was born about 1029, lived in Ponthieu, Picardy, France.
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i.  Richard Fitzpons was born about 1079, lived in Lahnyndhry Castle, Wales and died in 1129 in Bronilys, Breconshire, Wales . See #9. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----
8. King Guillaume "Le Conquerant" de Normandie - also known as: Willam The Conqueror - was born on 14 Oct 1024 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France and died on 9 Sep 1087 in Hemmenbraville, Rouen, Normandie and was buried in Abbey of St. Stephen, Caen, France . He was the son of Duke Robert I "The Magnificent" de Normandie and Herleva de Falaise.
King Guillaume married Queen Matilda van Vlaanderen in 1053. Queen Matilda was born about 1031, lived in Flandres. She was the daughter of Count Badouin V of Flanders and Countess Adele of France. She died on 2 Nov 1083 in Caen, France .

Queen Matilda - daughter of Boudewijn V van Vlaanderen and Adèle de France (Sources: - 1)

King Guillaume - William I, called "William the Conqueror", was an illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy. His mother was a tanner's daughter. William succeeded his father when he was only 7 years old. At 24 he had made himself the mightiest feudal lord in all France by various conquests, but his ambition was not satisfied. He laid plans to become king of England also.
 
William's wife Matilda was descended from the old Anglo-Saxon line of kings. Among their children were four sons: Robert, future duke of Normandy; Richard, who died as a youth; William Rufus, who succeeded his father as king of England; and Henry, who succeeded William Rufus. One daughter, Adela, became the mother of England's King Stephen.
 
Edward the Confessor, king of England, was William's cousin. William used his connection with Flanders to put pressure on Edward to extort a promise that he would become heir to the English throne. It is probable that Edward made some kind of pledge to William as early as 1051. Edward died childless on Jan. 5, 1066. William then claimed the throne on the basis of this promise. The English, however, chose Harold, earl of Wessex, as their king.
 
William prepared a large expedition and set sail for England. On Oct. 14, 1066, he defeated and killed Harold at Hastings in one of the decisive battles of the world (see Hastings, Battle of). Then he marched on London, and on Christmas day he was crowned king.
 
After subduing England's powerful earls, William seized their lands for his Norman nobles and ordered the nobles to build fortified stone castles to protect their lands. As payment for their fiefs, the nobles supplied the king with armed knights. French became the language of the king's court and gradually blended with the Anglo-Saxon tongue.
 
William won the loyalty of the mass of the people by wisely retaining the old Anglo-Saxon laws, courts, and customs with only a few changes. Thus the principle of self-government, which lies at the root of the political system of English-speaking peoples, was preserved and strengthened. At the same time, William taught the English the advantages of a central government strong enough to control feudal lords.
 
Toward the end of his reign, William ordered a great census to be taken of all the lands and people of England. This survey was called Domesday Book. Two of the original books may still be seen at the Public Records Office in London. "So very narrowly did he cause the survey to be made," complained the old Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, "that there was not a single rood of land, nor an ox, or a cow, or a pig passed by, and that was not set down in the accounts."
 
William was often on the continent dealing with his widespread holdings. He died there in 1087 from injuries received while warring with Philip I of France. William was a man of great stature and had a tremendous voice. Such was the good order he established that, according to a quaint historian of his time, "any man, who was himself aught, might travel over the kingdom with a bosom of gold unmolested, and no man durst kill another, however great the injury he might have received from him." He was succeeded in Normandy by his eldest son, Robert, and in England by his second son, William II, called William Rufus.
 
He invaded England defeating the English forces in the Battle of Hastings in Oct. 1066. He became King of England on Christmas Day 1066 and ruled until his death in 1087.
 
He appointed the Norman nobles to high positions and divided the land among Norman's, forcing most Anglo-Saxons to become servants. William had England surveyed to determine how much property there was in England and who owned it. This survey became known as Doomsday Book. It is claimed that the ancestral lineage of William also is directly traceable to Charlemagne and then on back to Julius Caesar.
 
William and Matilda founded two monastic communities in Caen, France. The Abbaye-auz-Hommes, dedicated to St. Stephan for men, and the Abbaye-aux-Dames for women.
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i.  King Henry I "Beauclerc" of England was born in 1068 in Shelby, Yorkshire, England and died Dec 1135 in St. Denis, Seine-St.Denis, France and was buried in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England .

King Henry - Henry I (born 1068, ruled 1100-35). The youngest son of William the Conqueror was born in England. His nickname, Beauclerc, which means "good scholar," was given him because of his fine education. He seized the crown in the year 1100, when his brother King William II was killed in a hunting accident and his brother Robert, duke of Normandy, who was next in the line of succession, was absent on a crusade (see William, Kings of England). At his accession Henry I issued the famous Charter of Liberties, which, over a hundred years later, was used as the basis of Magna Carta, the foundation of the liberties of the Anglo-Saxon world. He also favored the church in order to gain its backing against the claims of his brother Robert to the English throne. The Charter of Liberties helped gain Henry the support of the nobles. He conciliated the English, conquered by his father, by marrying Matilda, who was the daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland and who was descended from the Anglo-Saxon kings. The support of the common people was assured by the justice he administered through the King's Court. Henry's only son, William Aetheling, was drowned in 1120 when the White Ship sank in the English Channel. According to legend, the king never smiled again. The accident left his daughter Matilda, widow of the Holy Roman emperor Henry V, and his nephew Stephen contestants for the throne at his death.
 
The youngest and ablest of William I the Conqueror's sons, Henry strengthened the crown's powers and modernized royal administration.
 
He was crowned at Westminster three days after his brother, William II, had been killed in a hunting accident in 1100.
See of England
family for continuation of family line.
ii.  Princess Gundred of England was born about 1063 in Normandy, France and died on 27 May 1085 in Castle Acre, Acre, Norfolk, England .
Princess Gundred married William de Warenne I before 1077 in Normandy, France. William was born about 1055, lived in Bellencombe, Seine Inferieure, France. He was the son of Ralph de Warenne and Beatrix do Rouen. He died on 24 Jun 1088 in Lewes, Sussex, England .

Princess Gundred - It has been said that Gundred was not the daughter of William, the Conqueror, but that she was the daughter of Matilda of Flanders by, perhaps, a previous marriage. The Invincible Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 26, says that the inseription on Gundred's tombstone describes her as wife of William de Warren and daughter of Wm., the Conqueror. Also in Burke's Dormant and Extinct Peerage, pp. 154, 568 and 588, she is called daughter by Wm., the Conqueror, in a charter signed by Wm., William de Warren and Henry I, son of William, the Conqueror. Thus proving this much discussed question. E. E. W)
See de Warenne family for children.
iii.  Princess Adaele of England was born about 1062, lived in Normandie and died on 8 Mar 1135 in Marsilly, Aquitaine .
Image of King William de Normandie

King William de Normandie "the Conqueror"



Image of William the Conqueror acknowledges Harold's of allegiance

William the Conqueror acknowledges Harold's of allegiance


Scene from the Bayeux Tapestry
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Image of Statue of William the Conqueror

Statue of William the Conqueror


erected in Falaise, his birthplace, in 1851.
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Image of Abbaye-aux-Dames

Abbaye-aux-Dames


founded by William the Conquerer and Matilda, in Cane France.
Image of Abbaye-aux-Hommes

Abbaye-aux-Hommes


founded by William the Conquerer and Matilda, in Cane France.
Image of Queen Matilda of Flanders

Queen Matilda of Flanders
1031-1083


from "Queens of England" - 1894 - provided by Cindy Jackola.
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Image of King Henry I

King Henry I



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Reading Abbey



9. Richard Fitzpons - was born about 1079, lived in Lahnyndhry Castle, Wales and died in 1129 in Bronilys, Breconshire, Wales . He was the son of Guillaume de Normandie.
Richard married Maude Fitzwalter about 1113 while living in Gloucester City, Gloucestershire, England. Maude was born about 1081, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England. She was the daughter of Walter "Of Gloucester" Fitzroger and Berthe Fitzroger. She died in Frampton, Gloucestershire, England .
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i.  Walter de Clifford was born about 1113, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1190 in Godstow, Oxfordshire, England . See #11. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----
10. Princess Adaele of England - was born about 1062, lived in Normandie and died on 8 Mar 1135 in Marsilly, Aquitaine . She was the daughter of King Guillaume "Le Conquerant" de Normandie and Queen Matilda van Vlaanderen.
Princess Adaele married Count Stephen "le Sage" Blois in 1080 in Breteuil, Eure, France. Count Stephen was born in 1045, lived in Blois, France. He died on 27 May 1102 in Near Ramee, France .
  Then Princess Adaele married Count Stephan Henry de Blois. Count Stephan was born in 1046. He was the son of Count Theobald III de Blois and Alix de Crepi. He died in 1101 in Rames .
Children with Count Stephen "le Sage" Blois
See Blois family for children.
Children with Count Stephan Henry de Blois
See de Tours family for children.
11. Walter de Clifford - was born about 1113, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1190 in Godstow, Oxfordshire, England . He was the son of Richard Fitzpons and Maude Fitzwalter.
Walter married Margaret de Toni about 1135 while living in Flamstead, Herefordshire, England. Margaret was born about 1118, lived in Flamstead, Herefordshire, England. She was the daughter of Ralph de Toni and Alice de Cheney. She died in 1185 .
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i.  Walter de Clifford was born about 1150, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 22 Jan 1222 . See #12. below.
ii.  Rosamond de Clifford was born about 1136 in Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England and died about 1176 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England .
Rosamond married King Henry II "Curtmantle" Plantagenet. King Henry was born on 5 Mar 1132 in Sarthe, France. He was the son of Count Geoffrey V "le Bon" - "The Handsome" Plantagenet. He died on 3 Jul 1189 in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France and was buried on 19 Dec 1154 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
See Plantagenet family for children.
iii.  Lucia de Clifford was born about 1141 in Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England and died after 1195 .
Lucia married Hugh de Say about 1158 in Richard's Castle, Worcestershire, England. Hugh was born about 1136 in Richard's Castle, Worcestershire, England. He died before 1191 .
----- Seventh Generation -----
12. Walter de Clifford - was born about 1150, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 22 Jan 1222 . He was the son of Walter de Clifford and Margaret de Toni.
Walter married Agnes de Cundy about 1185 while living in Cavenby, Lincolnshire, England. Agnes was born about 1160 in Cavenby, Lincolnshire, England. She is the daughter of Lord Coventry Roger de Cundy and Lady Horncastle Alice de Cheney.
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i.  Walter de Clifford was born about 1186, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1263/1264 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England . See #13. below.
ii.  Roger de Clifford was born about 1189 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1232 . See #14. below.
----- Eighth Generation -----
13. Walter de Clifford - was born about 1186, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1263/1264 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England . He was the son of Walter de Clifford and Agnes de Cundy.
Walter married Margred Verch Llywelyn about 1232 while living in Sussex, England. Margred was born about 1210, lived in Caernarvonshire, Wales. She was the daughter of Llewelyn Ap Iorwerth and Tangwysti Verch Llymarch. She died after 1263/1264 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England .
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i.  Maud de Clifford was born about 1234, lived in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died after Dec 1281 in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England .
Maud married John Giffard in 1271 while living in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England. John was born on 19 Jan 1241, lived in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England. He was the son of Elis IV Giffard and Alicia Matravers. He died on 29 May 1299 in Boynton, Wiltshire, England .
See de Bolebec family for children.
14. Roger de Clifford - was born about 1189 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died in 1232 . He was the son of Walter de Clifford and Agnes de Cundy.
Roger married Sibil de Ewyas in 1230 in Eyyas Harold, Herefordshire, England. Sibil was born in 1178 in Ewyas, Herefordshire, England. She was the daughter of Robert de Ewyas. She died in 1236 while living in Ewyas-Harold, Herefordshire, England .
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i.  Roger de Clifford was born about 1231 in Tenbury, Worcestershire, England and died in 1285 in France . See #15. below.
----- Ninth Generation -----
15. Roger de Clifford - was born about 1231 in Tenbury, Worcestershire, England and died in 1285 in France . He was the son of Roger de Clifford and Sibil de Ewyas.
Roger married Hawise Botterell in Herefordshire, England. Hawise was born about 1215 in Tenbury, Worcestershire, England. She is the daughter of John Botterell.
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i.  Roger de Clifford was born in 1243 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 6 Nov 1282 in Menai Strait, Anglesey, Wales . See #16. below.
----- Tenth Generation -----
16. Roger de Clifford - was born in 1243 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 6 Nov 1282 in Menai Strait, Anglesey, Wales . He was the son of Roger de Clifford and Hawise Botterell.
Roger married Isabel de Vipont in 1269 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England. Isabel was born in 1254 in Ricester, Oxfordshire, England. She is the daughter of Robert Vipont and Isabel Fitzgeoffrey.
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i.  Robert de Clifford was born on 1 Apr 1274 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 24 Jun 1314 in Bannockburn, Stirling, Central Scotland . See #17. below.
----- Eleventh Generation -----
17. Robert de Clifford - was born on 1 Apr 1274 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England and died on 24 Jun 1314 in Bannockburn, Stirling, Central Scotland . He was the son of Roger de Clifford and Isabel de Vipont.
Robert married Maud de Clare on 3 Nov 1295 in Clifford Castle, Herefordshire, England. Maud was born about 1276 in Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas de Clare and Julian Fitzmaurice. She died on 1 Feb 1327 .
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i.  Idonea de Clifford was born about 1300 in Appleby, Westmoreland, England and died on 24 Aug 1365 .
Idonea married Henry de Percy in 1314 in Yorkshire, England. Henry was born on 6 Feb 1300/1301 in Leconfield, Yorkshire, England. He is the son of Henry de Percy and Baroness Eleanor FitzAlan.
See Barbatus family for children.
Sources:
1 The Queens of England and Their Times Francis Lancelott, Esq. c. 1894 New York, D. Appleton and Company (view detail...)

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