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Herlève Arlette de Falaise

Also Known As: "Arletta", "Arlette", "Arlotta", "Arlotte", "Erleve", "Harlena", "Harlette", "Herlette", "Herleva", "Herlève", "Herleve", "Herlotte", "Arletta and Arlotte", "[1] Arlette", "[2] Arletta[3] and Arlotte", "[4] and Harlette", "Herleve 'Arlette' DE FALAISE Mother of the Conqueror", "Harlette..."
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Birthplace: Falaise, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Death: Died in Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Eure, Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Fulbert "The Tanner" de Falaise and Doda Duwa Duxia de Falaise
Wife of Herluin, Count of Conteville
Partner of Robert "the Magnificent", Duke of Normandy
Mother of William "The Conqueror", King of England; Adelaide of Normandy; Robert de Mortagne, Earl of Cornwall; Isabella de Conteville; Raoul Ralph de Conteville and 7 others
Sister of Reynald de Falaise, Seigneur de Graye; Osbern de Falaise; Gauthier de Falaise and Béatrice de Falaise

Occupation: Viscountess, Daughter of local tanner, Frilla
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About Arlette de Falaise

Doda d'ÉCOSSE (of Scotland)

  • Doda d'ÉCOSSE •Née vers (born) 980
  • Décédée (died)
  • Parents
  • Malcolm II d'ÉCOSSE (of Scotland) , Roi d'ECOSSE (King of Scotland) ca 954-1034
  • Édith d'OSSERY ca 960-
Union(s) et enfant(s) [child (ren) ]

Fulbert de FALAISE ca 976-1017 dont ;

  • Arlette de FALAISE ca 1003-ca 1050
  • Gautier de FALAISE , Seigneur de Calonne (62) ca 1010-
  • Béatrice de FALAISE ca 1015-ca 1085

Fratrie

  • ?F Doda d'ÉCOSSE (of Scotland)ca 980- Mariée avec (married) sosa Fulbert de FALAISE ca 976-1017
  • ?F Donalda (d'Alba) d'ÉCOSSE (of Scotland) ca 980- Mariée avec (married) Findlaech MACRORY , Mormaer (Chef de Clan [Clan Leader]) ca 970-1020

http://gw.geneanet.org/loic15?lang=fr&iz=33731&p=doda&n=d+ecosse

Herleva (c. 1003 - c. 1050) (Arlette, Arletta, Herlève, Herleva)

  • Parents: Fulbert de Falaise and Doda
  • Mistress of Robert 'le Magnifique':
  • Child: Guillaume 'le Conquérant' (William Conqueror), King of England
  • Spouse: Herluin de Conteville

Children:

  • Odo of Bayeux and
  • Robert, Comte de Mortain (Mourtaigne)

LINKS

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMANDY.htm#RichardIIdied1026A

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herleva

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlette_de_Falaise

NOTE

Herlève should not be confused with Herlève de Rouen who was married to Robert d'Evreux, archbishop of Rouen.

MEDIEVAL LANDS

ROBERT (-Nikaia 22 Jul 1035, bur Nikaia basilica St Mary, transferred [1187] to Apulia). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[186]. Ademar names Robert as brother of Richard[187]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that he rebelled against his brother Duke Richard III from his stronghold at Falaise[188]. He succeeded his brother in 1027 as ROBERT II "le Diable" Duke of Normandy. "Rotbertus Normannorum dux, Ricardi filio" founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen in 1030[189]. He gave shelter to Henri, son of Robert II King of France, during his dispute with his mother Queen Constance, the king granting le Vexin to Robert after his accession to the French throne in 1031[190]. William of Malmesbury records that Robert went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1035[191]. Orderic Vitalis dates his departure to "after seven and a half years", but it is unclear from the context whether this is calculated based on his accession or his father's death[192]. The date of Robert´s departure can be estimated more precisely from his charter dated 13 Jan 1035 which announces his forthcoming departure for Jerusalem[193]. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Robert 2 Jul 1035 at Nikea on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and his burial in the basilica of St Mary at Nikaia[194]. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he died while on pilgrimage in 1031[195]. Orderic Vitalis specifies that Duke Robert died "in the city of Nicæa in Bythinia"[196]. William of Malmesbury recounts that his remains were disinterred from Nikaia on the orders of his son, but interred in Apulia on their way back to France after the messenger learnt of the death of William I King of England[197].

Mistress (1): ---. Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[198]. The name of Duke Robert's first mistress is not known.

Mistress (2): HERLEVE [Arlette], daughter of FULBERT [de Falaise] & his wife Doda [Duwa] ---. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Herlève fille le Fulbert valet de chamber du duc" as mother of Duke Guillaume II, recording that "un certain Herluin, brave chevalier, prit Herlève pour femme" after the death of Duke Robert[199]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "Duke Robert's concubine", and records her marriage, referring to her husband as stepfather to Duke Guillaume[200]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that they were from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise but that others said they were from Huy, and refers to her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis"[201].

She married Herluin de Conteville.

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a) ADELAIS (-[1081/84]). Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as the daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[202]. She retained the title Comtesse d'Aumâle after her first marriage. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy names “Engueranni consulis qui filius fuit Berte supradicti Guerinfridi filie et Adelidis comitisse uxoris sue sororis…Willelmi Regis Anglorum”[203]. Her second marriage is deduced from the same charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy which also names “Judita comitissa domine supradicte filia”[204]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "the king's sister" when referring to her marriage to Eudes Comte de Troyes[205].

m firstly ENGUERRAND [II] Comte de Montreuil, son of HUGUES de Ponthieu Comte de Montreuil & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle (-killed in battle Château d'Arques 25 Oct 1053).

m secondly ([1053/54]) LAMBERT de Boulogne Comte de Lens, son of EUSTACHE [I] Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain (-killed in battle Phalampin 1054).

m thirdly ([1060]) EUDES III Comte de Troyes et d'Aumâle, son of ETIENNE I Comte de Troyes [Blois] & his wife Adela --- (-after 1118).

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

b) GUILLAUME (Château de Falaise, Normandy [1027/28]-Rouen, Prioré de Saint-Gervais 9 Sep 1087, bur Caen, Abbé de Saint-Etienne).

His birth date is estimated from William of Malmesbury, according to whom Guillaume was born of a concubine and was seven years old when his father left for Jerusalem[206], and Orderic Vitalis, who states that he was eight years old at the time[207]. Deville suggests that Guillaume´s birthdate can be fixed more precisely to [mid-1027], taking into account that his father Robert occupied Falaise immediately after the death of his father Duke Richard II (23 Aug 1026), not wishing to accept the authority of his older brother Duke Richard III, but that Robert´s stay was short as the two brothers were reconciled soon after, it being reasonable to suppose that Robert´s relationship with Guillaume´s mother occurred soon after his arrival at Falaise[208]. He succeeded his father in 1035 as GUILLAUME II Duke of Normandy.

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WIKIPEDIA (Eng)

Family Background

The background of Herleva and the circumstances of William's birth are shrouded in mystery. The written evidence dates from a generation or two later, and is not entirely consistent. The most commonly accepted version says that she was the daughter of a tanner named Fulbert from the small Norman town of Falaise, where they lived. Translation being somewhat uncertain, Fulbert may instead have been a furrier, embalmer, or a person who laid out corpses for burial.

It is argued by some that Herleva's father was not a tanner but rather a member of burgher class. The idea is supported by the fact that her brothers appear in a later document as attestors for an under-age William. Also, the Count of Flanders later accepted Herleva as a proper guardian for his own daughter. Both facts would be nearly impossible if the father (and therefore her brothers) of Herleva was a tanner, little more than a peasant.

Relationship with Robert the Magnificent

According to one legend, still recounted by tour guides at Falaise, it all started when Robert, the young Duke of Normandy saw Herleva from the roof of his castle tower. The walkway on the roof still looks down on the dyeing trenches cut into stone in the courtyard below, which can be seen to this day from the tower ramparts above. The traditional way of dyeing leather or garments was for individuals to trample barefoot on the garments which were awash in the dyeing liquid in these trenches. Herleva, legend goes, seeing the Duke on his ramparts above, raised her skirts perhaps a bit more than necessary in order to attract the Duke's eye. The latter was immediately smitten and ordered her brought in (as was customary for any wench that caught the Duke's eye) through the back door. Herleva refused, saying she would only enter the Duke's castle on horseback through the front gate. The Duke, filled with lust, could only agree. In a few days, Herleva, dressed in the finest her father could provide, and sitting on a white horse, rode proudly through the front gate, her head held high. This gave Herleva a semi-official status as the Duke's mistress.[citation needed]

She later gave birth to his son, William, in 1027 or 1028, and probably a daughter, Adelaide, in 1030.

Marriage to Herluin de Conteville

The love affair of Robert and Herleva didn't last; the Duke lost his romantic interest in her. However, her "official" liaison with the Duke had elevated her from a commoner status. With the Duke's consent Herleva later married Herluin de Conteville in 1031. Some accounts however, maintain that Robert always loved her, but the gap in their social status made marriage impossible, so, to give her a good life, he married her off to one of his favourite noblemen.

From her marriage to Herluin she had two sons: Odo, who later became Bishop of Bayeux, and Robert who became Count of Mortain. Both became prominent during William's reign. They also had at least one daughter, who married William, lord of La Ferté-Macé.

Herleva probably died around 1050, in her forties.

Notes

  1. ^ McLynn, Frank. 1066: The Year of the Three Battles. pp. 21-23 (1999) ISBN 0-7126-6672-9

References

   * David C. Douglas, William the Conqueror (1964); see especially Appendix A, "The birth of William the Conqueror, and the connexions of Herleve"
   * Elisabeth M. C. van Houts, 'The Origins of Herleva, Mother of William the Conqueror', English Historical Review, vol. 101, pp. 309-404 (1986)

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FURTHER SOURCES

     Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant
     Author: Editor: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden
     Publication: St. Catherine Press, 29 Great Queen St, Kingsway, W.C. 1959
     Page: III:164, III:427 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aet-t&id=I72100

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10217.htm

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  1. ID: I211179
  2. Name: Countsss Herleive Arletta [@ <^>v] de Falaise
  3. Sex: F
  4. Birth: 1003 in Falaise, Calvados, France
  5. Death: 1050 in Mortagne-au-Perchey, Orne, France
  6. Burial: AKA: Herleve (Arlette) de Falaise-Officer of the Household

Father: Fulbert "The Tanner" [@ <^>v] de Falaise b: BET 976 AND 978 in Falaise, Calvados, France

Mother: Doda [@ <^>v] de Falaise b: 985 in Falaise, Calvados, France

Marriage 1 King Robert Plantagenet [II @<^>v] de Normandy b: 1008 in Normandy, France

   * Married: ABT 1023
   * Married: ABT 1019 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandie, France

Children

  1. Has Children Count Robert [II @ <^>v] de Normandie b: ABT 1022 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandie, France
  2. Has Children King William (The Conqueror) [I@<^>v] de England b: 14 OCT 1024 in Falaise, Calvados, France
  3. Has Children Countess Adeliza [@ <^>v] de Normandy b: 1029 in Falais, Calvados, Normandy, France
  4. Has Children Dau (sister of Wm. Conqueror) [@ <^>v] Godiva b: ABT 1076

Marriage 2 Count Harlevin [<^>v] de Conteville b: ABT 979 in Conteville,Calvados,France

   * Married: ABT 1028 in Conteville,Calvados,France

Children

  1. Has Children Emmade (Emma) de Burgo [@ <^>v] de Conteville b: ABT 1023 in Conteville, Eure, Normandy, France
  2. Has Children Muriel [@ <^>v] de Conteville b: 1030 in Normandie, France
  3. Has Children Earl (Of Cornwall) Robert [@ <^>v] de Mortain b: BET 1031 AND 1035 in Conteville, Normandy, France

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http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=gilead07&id=I253485 -------------------- Dotter av ein pelshandlar frå Falaise. -------------------- Adelaide of Normandy (or Adeliza) (c. 1026 in Calvados, France - c. 1090) was the sister or half-sister of William the Conqueror.

She was the daughter of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy. Different chroniclers writing in the Gesta Normannorum Ducum call her sister of William the Conqueror by the same mother, or daughter of Robert by a different mother. She is usually said to be daughter of Herleva.

Adelaide married three times; first Enguerrand II of Ponthieu (died 1053) by whom she had issue; second Lambert II, Count of Lens (died 1054); and third in 1060 Odo II of Champagne son of the Count of Troyes, (Odo IV of Troyes). By Lambert she had a daughter, Judith of Lens, who married Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria (executed 1076). Their daughter, Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon, took for her second husband King David I of Scotland.

She gained the title of Princess when William the Conqueror became King of England. She became Countess of Aumale when her husband Odo inherited the title of Count in 1069. -------------------- Herleva (c. 1003 – c. 1050) also known as Herleve,[1] Arlette,[2] Arletta[3] and Arlotte,[4] was the mother of William I of England. She had two other sons, Odo of Bayeux and Robert, Count of Mortain, who became prominent in William's realm.

Family background

The background of Herleva and the circumstances of William's birth are shrouded in mystery. The written evidence dates from a generation or two later, and is not entirely consistent. The most commonly accepted version says that she was the daughter of a tanner named Fulbert from the town of Falaise, in Normandy. Translation being somewhat uncertain, Fulbert may instead have been a furrier, embalmer, apothecary, or a person who laid out corpses for burial.[5]

It is argued by some that Herleva's father was not a tanner but rather a member of the burgher class.[6] The idea is supported by the fact that her brothers appear in a later document as attestors for an under-age William. Also, the Count of Flanders later accepted Herleva as a proper guardian for his own daughter. Both facts would be nearly impossible if Herleva's father (and therefore her brothers) was a tanner, which would place his standing as little more than a peasant.

Orderic Vitalis described Herleva's father Fulbert as being the Duke's Chamberlain (cubicularii ducis).

Relationship with Robert the Magnificent

According to one legend, still recounted by tour guides at Falaise, it all started when Robert, the young Duke of Normandy saw Herleva from the roof of his castle tower. The walkway on the roof still looks down on the dyeing trenches cut into stone in the courtyard below, which can be seen to this day from the tower ramparts above. The traditional way of dyeing leather or garments was for individuals to trample barefoot on the garments which were awash in the dyeing liquid in these trenches. Herleva, legend goes, seeing the Duke on his ramparts above, raised her skirts perhaps a bit more than necessary in order to attract the Duke's eye. The latter was immediately smitten and ordered her brought in (as was customary for any woman that caught the Duke's eye) through the back door. Herleva refused, saying she would only enter the Duke's castle on horseback through the front gate, and not as an ordinary commoner. The Duke, filled with lust, could only agree. In a few days, Herleva, dressed in the finest her father could provide, and sitting on a white horse, rode proudly through the front gate, her head held high. This gave Herleva a semi-official status as the Duke's mistress.[citation needed]

She later gave birth to his son, William, in 1027 or 1028, and probably a daughter, Adelaide, in 1030.

Marriage to Herluin de Conteville

Herleva later married Herluin de Conteville in 1031. Some accounts however, maintain that Robert always loved her, but the gap in their social status made marriage impossible, so, to give her a good life, he married her off to one of his favourite noblemen.[citation needed]

Another source suggests that Herleva did not marry Herluin until after Robert died because there is no record of Robert ensuing another relationship, whereas Herluin married another woman, Fredesendis, by the time he founded the abbey of Grestain.[9]

From her marriage to Herluin she had two sons: Odo, who later became Bishop of Bayeux, and Robert, who became Count of Mortain. Both became prominent during William's reign. They also had at least two daughters, Emma, who married Richard LeGoz (de Averanches), and a daughter of unknown name who married William, lord of la Ferté-Macé.[10]

Death

According to Robert of Torigni, Herleva was buried at the abbey of Grestain, which was founded by Herluin and their son Robert around 1050. This would put Herleva in her forties around the time of her death. However, David C. Douglas suggests that Herleva probably died before Herluin founded the abbey because her name does not appear on the list of benefactors, whereas the name of Herluin's second wife, Fredesendis, does -------------------- 'Daughter of Fulbert "The Tanner" Thordilsson De Falaise & Doda Mac Alpon Princess Of Scotland. -------------------- Herleva (c. 1003 – c. 1050) also known as Herleve, Arlette Arletta and Arlotte, had three sons - William I of England, who was fathered by Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Odo of Bayeux and Robert, Count of Mortain, who were both fathered by Herluin de Conteville. All became prominent in William's realm. The background of Herleva and the circumstances of William's birth are shrouded in mystery. The written evidence dates from a generation or two later, and is not entirely consistent, but of all the Norman chroniclers only the Tours chronicler asserts that the two were joined in marriage The most commonly accepted version says that she was the daughter of a tanner named Fulbert from the town of Falaise, in Normandy. Translation of filia pelletarii burgensis being somewhat uncertain, Fulbert may instead have been a furrier, embalmer, apothecary, or a person who laid out corpses for burial. It is argued by some that Herleva's father was not a tanner but rather a member of the burgher class. The idea is supported by the fact that her brothers appear in a later document as attestors for an under-age William. Also, the Count of Flanders later accepted Herleva as a proper guardian for his own daughter. Both facts would be nearly impossible if Herleva's father (and therefore her brothers) was a tanner, which would place his standing as little more than a peasant. Orderic Vitalis described Herleva's father Fulbert as being the Duke's Chamberlain. According to one legend, still recounted by tour guides at Falaise, it all started when Robert, the young Duke of Normandy saw Herleva from the roof of his castle tower. The walkway on the roof still looks down on the dyeing trenches cut into stone in the courtyard below, which can be seen to this day from the tower ramparts above. The traditional way of dyeing leather or garments was for individuals to trample barefoot on the garments which were awash in the dyeing liquid in these trenches. Herleva, legend goes, seeing the Duke on his ramparts above, raised her skirts perhaps a bit more than necessary in order to attract the Duke's eye. The latter was immediately smitten and ordered her brought in (as was customary for any woman that caught the Duke's eye) through the back door. Herleva refused, saying she would only enter the Duke's castle on horseback through the front gate, and not as an ordinary commoner. The Duke, filled with lust, could only agree. In a few days, Herleva, dressed in the finest her father could provide, and sitting on a white horse, rode proudly through the front gate, her head held high. This gave Herleva a semi-official status as the Duke's mistress. She later gave birth to his son, William, in 1027 or 1028. Herleva later married Herluin de Conteville in 1031. Some accounts however, maintain that Robert always loved her, but the gap in their social status made marriage impossible, so, to give her a good life, he married her off to one of his favourite noblemen. Another source suggests that Herleva did not marry Herluin until after Robert died because there is no record of Robert ensuing another relationship, whereas Herluin married another woman, Fredesendis, by the time he founded the abbey of Grestain. From her marriage to Herluin she had two sons: Odo, who later became Bishop of Bayeux, and Robert, who became Count of Mortain. Both became prominent during William's reign. They also had at least two daughters, Emma, who married Richard LeGoz or Richard Goz (count or viscount of Avranches), and a daughter of unknown name who married William, lord of la Ferté-Macé. According to Robert of Torigni, Herleva was buried at the abbey of Grestain, which was founded by Herluin and their son Robert around 1050. This would put Herleva in her forties around the time of her death. However, David C. Douglas suggests that Herleva probably died before Herluin founded the abbey because her name does not appear on the list of benefactors, whereas the name of Herluin's second wife, Fredesendis, does -------------------- Children: 1. **William I "the Conqueror" b: 1028 in Falaise, Normandy, France 2. **Adeliza of Normandy b: 1029 in Falais, Calvados, France 3. **Felicia b: 1017 4. **Ralph Auberee b: 0978 in Ivry, France 5. **Godiva of Normandy b: 1076

-------------------- by his mistress Herleva of Falaise, Robert fathered William the Conqueror --------------------



Sources 1.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

2.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham

3.[S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p96 (Reliability: 3)

4.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Normans1 (Reliability: 3)

5.[S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Burgh1 (Reliability: 3)

Über Arlette de Falaise (Deutsch)

War die Mutter des späteren Englischen Königs Wilhelm l.

  • Aus einer Friedelehe mit dem normannischen herzog Robert l.gingen zwei Kinder hervor, Wilhelm und Adelheid.
  • Herleva und ihre Familie gelangten durch die Verbindung mit Robert zu Ansehen und Reichtum. Kurtz nach der Geburt des zweiten kindes wurde sie 1031 mit Roberts Freund und Lehensmann, Graf Herluin von Conteville, verheiratet.
  • Ihm gebar sie vier Töchter und Zwei Söhne.
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Arlette de Falaise's Timeline

1003
1003
Falaise, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
1018
1018
Age 15
Ivry, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne, France
1023
1023
Age 20
Not Married, France
1023
Age 20
Not Married
1024
October 14, 1024
Age 21
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1029
1029
Age 26
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1029
Age 26
Mortagne-au-Perchey, Orne, France
1031
1031
Age 28
Mortagne-sur-Sèvre, Pays de la Loire, France
1031
Age 28
1033
1033
Age 30
Conteville, France