Richard Comté d’Évreux
- Born: Abt 986, Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy
- Marriage: Godehildis
- Died: 13 Dec 1067, Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France about age 81
- Buried: Fontenelle, monastery of Saint-Wandrille
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Richard Comte d'Evreux.
Orderic Vitalis names him son of "Archbishop Robert" [Orderic Vitalis (Chibnall), Vol. II, Book III, p. 141]. "...Ricardus filius Roberti..." subscribed the charter under which Guillaume Duke of Normandy donated the church of Arques to Saint-Wandrille, dated between 1035/55 [ Saint-Wandrille, 17, p. 59]. Orderic Vitalis names "Ricardus comes Ebroicensis, Rodberti archiepiscopi filius..." among the leading lords under Guillaume II Duke of Normandy [Orderic Vitalis (Prévost), Vol. II, Liber III, XI, p. 121]. He took part in the battle of Hastings 14 Oct 1066 [Davis, R. H. C. and Chibnall. M. (eds. and trans.) (1998) The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers (Oxford), II, c. 22]. Richard comte d'Evreux married Godechildis, widow of Robert de Conches. Guillaume of Jumièges records that "Richardus Ebroicensis comes filius Roberti Archiepiscopi" married "uxore Rogerii de Toenia" by whom he had "Willelmum qui nunc Ebroicensibus principatur" [Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber VII, IV, p. 269]. "Richardus, archipræsulis Roberti filius…et uxor mea Godehyldis" founded Saint-Sauveur d´Evreux, in which "Godehylde filia mea" became a nun, by undated charter [Neustria Pia, p. 592].
Richard married Godehildis. (Godehildis died in Saint-Sauveur d´Evreux and was buried in Saint-Sauveur d´Evreux.)