Mabel de Bellêsme Dame d'Alençon
- Born: 1015-1026, Alençon, Normandy, France
- Marriage: Roger de Montgomery et Vicomté de Hiémois 726
- Died: 2 Dec 1079, Château de Burres, Eure, Normandy, France at age 64 719
- Buried: 5 Dec 1079, Convent of Troarn, Eure, Normandy, France 719
Other names for Mabel were Mabel de Alençon and Mabel Talvas.
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 185:1, Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, Viscount of Hiesmois, Seigneur of Montgomeri in Normandy, was married to Mabel Talvas, daughter and heir of William Talvas, lord of Bellême, Seigneur of Alencon. 160
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 719
Mabel, who married Roger de Montgomerie in 1048, was the daughter and heiress of William de Talvas, Cout of Bellême and Alençon. These lands became part of his lands in Normandy. Mabel was killed by Hugh Seigneur de la Roche Igé, of whom Mabel had deprived of his castle. On the night of 2 Dec 1082, Hugh entered her chamber at the Châtequ de Bures, on the Dive, near troarn, and killed her with his sword. Her mutilated body was buried three days after the convent of Troarn. Her murder and his brothers left Normandy, and were never caught by Mabel's sons who pursued them.
~A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, pg. 20
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Mabile.
Guillaume of Jumièges records that "Willelmus cognomento Talavatius" married "Hildeburge...filiam Arnulfi" by whom he had "Arnulfum et Mabiliam" and whom he had strangled "a duobus parasitis"[Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber VII, X, p. 271]. Orderic Vitalis records that "Ivo filius Willermi Belesmensis...neptem...Mabiliam" married "Rogerius de Monte-Gomerici Oximensium vicecomes" who through her obtained "magnam partem possessionis Willermi Belesmensis", adding that Mabile was "a forceful and worldly woman, cunning, garrulous and extremely cruel" ("potens et sæcularis, callida et loquax, nimiumque crudelis") [Orderic Vitalis (Prévost), Vol. II, Liber III, III, pp. 46-7, translation from Chibnall, M. (ed. and trans.) The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, Vol. II, (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1969-80) ("Orderic Vitalis (Chibnall)"), Book III, p. 49.].
Mabel married Roger de Montgomery et Vicomté de Hiémois, son of Roger Seigneur de Montgomery and Josseline.726 (Roger de Montgomery et Vicomté de Hiémois was born about 1030 in Germain Montgomery, Normandy, France, died on 27 Jul 1094 in Abbey of St. Peter & St. Paul, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England 719 and was buried in 1094 in Abbey of St. Peter & St. Paul, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England 719.)