Èttiene I Comté de Bretagne
- Born: Abt 1056, Bretagne, France
- Marriage: Havoise 141,160
- Died: 21 Apr 1135-1136, Bretagne, France about age 79 160
Another name for Èttiene was Stephen I Count of Brittany.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 18A:24, 119:26, 143:23, 156:26, 214:24, 214A:24, 227:24, identifies him as count of Brittany, Trèguier and the holder of the honour of Richmond, in England, founder of Augustinian abbey of Ste. croix at Guincamp, abt. 1110, founder of Cistercian abbey of Begard, m. Hawise who was living in 1135, father of Maud who married Roger de Mowbray; Alan II, Earl of Richmond, who married Bertha of Brittany, daughter of Conan II and Maud, natural daughter of Henry I, King of England; Maud who married Walter de Gaunt; Agnoria who married Oliver II, Sire de Dinan; and Olive, who married Henry de Fougères and William de St. John.
K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, Vol. II, Stephen, Comes Britannie, pp. 224-5 160
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Stephen, a count of Brittany, youngest son of Eudon, succeeded his eldest brother, Geoffrey Boterel I, or Geoffrey's son Conan in the Breton lands, and his brother Alan the Black in the honor of Richmond in England, thus uniting all the possessions of the family, but he appears to have been out of possession of the honor of Richmond for a time during the reign of William II. Stephen, in a charter for St. Edmund's he describes himself as "Stephanus comes Britanniae Eudonis comitis filius" and refers to his brother Alan the Red and to his sons Geoffrey, Alan and Henry, and this is borne out by other charters, in particular that of Duke Conan.
In March 1101, Stephen was a surety for Henry I for the observance of an alliance with Robert, Count of Flanders, and on 3 Sep 1101, at Windsor, he witnessed charters of the King for Herbert, Bishop of Norwich, and for St. Peter's, Bath. On 30 Oct 1107, he executed at Lamballe a charter for the abbey of SS. Sergius and Bacchus at Angers, and in 1123, at Guingamp, one for the abbey of St. Melaine at Rennes. He was a benefactor of the abbey of St. Mary, York, and in the period 1125-35 confirmed to that house gifts of churches, tithes and lands in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk, which formed part of the honor of Richmond. About the year 1110 he and his, wife founded the Augustinian abbey of Ste. Croix at Guingamp, and In 1130 he founded the Cistercian abbey of Bégard.
Stephen married Hawise, whose parentage is unknown. She was living in 1135, when, as "comitissa Hadewisa" she witnessed her husband's charter for St. Edmunds. Stephen died 21 April, probably in 1135 or 1136. His tomb was in the quire of St. Mary's, York.
~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Richmond) Vol. X, pp. 786-787
Èttiene married Havoise 141.,160 (Havoise was born about 1068 in Bretagne, France and died after 1136 in Bretagne, France 160.)