Guillaume "Talvas" de Bellêsme comte d'Alençon et de Ponthieu
- Born: Abt 975, Ponthieu, Ain, France
- Marriage: Hélie de Bourgogne 141,726
- Died: 29 Jun 1172, France about age 197 726
Another name for Guillaume was William, comte de Ponthieu.
Information about this person:
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Guillaume "Talvas de Ponthieu.
Guillaume "Talvas" de Pothieu was the son son of Robert de Montgommery "de Bellême and Agnès de Ponthieu according to Orderic Vitalis . He was the father of Clemence by an unknown first wife.
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William III, called Talva, Count of Ponthieu, in the right of his mother, acted as the head of the house during the imprisonment of his father. He died 29 Jun 1171, and found the abbey of St. Andrew, in Goufern, of the diocese of Seez. He married Helen, or Alix or Ala, also called Elute, Daughter of Eudes Borel, Duke of Burgundy, and widow of Betrand, Comte de Tripoli. She died on 28 Feb 1191.
~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, p. 96, Pedigree 59, p. 125, Pedigree 90
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William Talvas, only son and heir, became Count of Ponthieu, in succession to his father, probably between 4 March 1105/6, when William and his father Robert de Bellême confirmed to the abbey of Marmoutier all its possessions in all their land and in Ponthieu, and 1110 or 1111, when William alone, as Count of Ponthieu, made a gift to the abbey of Cluny. I n June 1119, Henry I restored to him all his father's lands in Normandy. He resigned Ponthieu to his son Guy, in or after 1126, but before 17 October 1129, but retained the title of Count of Ponthieu. In 1135 Henry I, confiscated his Norman lands, whereupon William joined Geoffrey Plantagenet, with whom he invaded Normandy after the death of Henry I.
William married Ela, daughter of Eudes Borel, Duke of Burgundy, by Maud, sister of William Testard, Count of Burgundy. He died 30 June 1171.
~Cockayne's Complete Peerage, (Shrewsbury), Vol., XI. P. 697
Guillaume married Hélie de Bourgogne, daughter of Eudes I "Borel," duc de Bourgogne "the Red," Duc d'Burgundy and Sibylle de Bourgogne 726.,141 (Hélie de Bourgogne was born in 1080 and died on 28 Feb 1191 726.)