Guillaume "Longue Épée" de Normandy Princeps Nortmannorum
(Abt 891-942)
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(911-Abt 972)
Richard I "the Fearless" de Normandy Princeps Nortmannorum
(Abt 933-996)
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Guillaume d’Eu


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Lesceline de Harcourt

Guillaume d’Eu

  • Born: 978, Normandy 492
  • Marriage: Lesceline de Harcourt 492
  • Died: 1057, Normandy at age 79
  • Buried: Collegiate Church of Eu

bullet  General Notes:

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, Vol. III, 1890, (Eu) p. 290, says that this William is one of the illegitimate sons of Richard I of Normandy. 141

~The Nomans, p. 22, William, half-brother of Richard II, Duke of Normandy, was made the comté d'Eu 167

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Guillaume d;Eu.
According to Dudo of Saint-Quentin [Dudo of Saint-Quentin, Chapter 58], Guillaume d'Eu was an illegitimate son of Richard I by a mistress other than Gunnora. Guillaume of Jumièges names "unus Godefridus, alter...Willelmus" as the two sons of Richard "ex concubinis" [Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber IV, XVIII, p. 247]. Robert of Torigny names "unus Godefridus alter…Willermus" as sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" by concubines, recording that Guillaume was first "comes…Aucensis" and after the death of his brother became "comes Brionnensis" [Chronique de Robert de Torigny I, 965, p. 25.]. Guillaume married Lesceline, the daughter of Turchetil seigneur de Tourville. Orderic Vitalis records that "Willermus Aucensis comes instinctu religionæ conjugis suæ Lezscelinæ" founded "abbatiam sanctæ Mariæ super rivulum Divæ" [Orderic Vitalis (Prévost), Vol. II, Liber III, I, p. 13]. An undated charter, dated to (circ 1049), records that "Lezelina comitissa…cum filiis suis" was expelled "de castro Ou" and donated land on the banks of the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone, Willelmo, Rotberto" [Rouen Sainte-Trinité, LXIX, p. 457].

Guillaume married Lesceline de Harcourt, daughter of Turketil de Turqueville Seigneur de Turqueville and Adeline de Montfort.458 (Lesceline de Harcourt died on 26 Jan 1057 in Normandy 458 and was buried in St.Pierre-sur-Dives Abbey.)


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