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Eudes (Endowain) de Penthièvre, comte de Penthièvre

Also Known As: "Éon", "Eudes of Rennes", "Eudon comte de Penthièvre", "de Rennes", "de Bretagne", "Odo", ""The Prophet of Brittany" and Comte de Penthrievre", "Duke of Brittany Eudo", "1st Count of Penthievre"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Penthièvre, Morbihan, Dichy of Bretagne
Death: Died in Ille de France, Seine et Marne, France
Place of Burial: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Brieuc Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Geoffroy I, duc de Bretagne and Havoise de Normandie
Husband of Agnes Eudo; Agnes De Penthievre and Agnès Canhiart de Cornouaille
Partner of Mistress of Eudes de Penthièvre
Father of Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne Ribald; Bardolf, Lord of Ravensworth; Etienne de Bretagne, comte de Penthièvre; Robert d'Ivry, Seigneur d'Ivry et Breval; Brien Tihern de Bretagne and 8 others
Brother of Alain III, duc de Bretagne; Adela de Bretagne; Evenus; Emma; gilbert de brionne and 1 other

Occupation: Vicomte de Porhoët, Comte de Penthièvre, Comte, de Penthièvre, 1035, Régent, de Bretagne, 1040/1056, Duke of Brittany, Vicomte de Porhoët-Seigneur d'Avaugou-REGENT DE BRETAGNE, Count of Brittany, Count of Penthievre, Vicompte de Porhouet
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About Eudes, comte de Penthievre

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Eudes of Rennes (Breton: Eozen Penteur) (999–1079), Count of Penthievre, was the youngest son of Duke Geoffrey I of Brittany and Hawise of Normandy, daughter of Richard I of Normandy. Following the death of his brother Duke Alan III, Eudes ruled as regent of Brittany in the name of his nephew Conan II, between 1040 and 1062. Eudes married Agnes of Cornwall, sister of Hoel II of Brittany. At least two of Eudes' sons (Alain and Brian) participated in the Norman conquest of England.[1]

His children include: Geoffrey I, count of Penthièvre

   * Alain Le Roux
   * Alain Le Noir (Niger)
   * Stephen, Count of Tréguier married Havise of Guingamp
   * Brian (French: Brien; Latin: Briennius), who defeated a second raid in the southwest of England, launched from Ireland by Harold's sons in 1069. Brian participated in the conquest of England and afterwards held the honor of Richmond, died without issue. He is presumed to have been illegitimate and is recorded as a witness to a document in 1084. He spent the latter part of his life as an invalid in Brittany.[2]

His descendants became the junior branch of the Breton ducal family, which assumed control of the duchy in 1156 under Conan IV of Brittany.

Duke of Brittany, with Alan III

Reign 1008 – 1035

Predecessor Geoffrey I

Successor Alan III by himself

Regent Hawise of Normandy

Count of Penthièvre

Reign 1035 – 1079

Successor Geoffrey I

Regent of Brittany

Reign 1040 - 1057

Spouse Orguen-Agnes of Cornouaille

House House of Rennes

Father Geoffrey I

Mother Hawise of Normandy

Born c. 999

Died c. 1079

Cesson

Burial Saint-Brieuc

Religion Roman Catholic

Éon, Eudes, Eudon, Odo, comte de Penthievre, de Rennes, de Bretagne

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Éon Ier de Penthièvre (parfois Eudes) (999 – 7 janvier 1079), comte de Penthièvre de 1035 à 1079, il s'empare de son neveu Conan, successeur désigné à la tête du duché de Bretagne, puis après sa libération en 1047, il continue de régner sur une grande partie du territoire jusqu'à sa capture en 1056.

Il est le fils cadet de Geoffroi 1er de Bretagne et d'Havoise de Normandie.

En 1031, il est présent avec son frère le duc Alain III de Bretagne lors d'une donation faite à l'Abbaye du mont Saint-Michel et l'année suivante lors de la fondation de l'abbaye Saint-Georges de Rennes dont leur sœur Adèle devient la première abbesse.

Après un conflit avec son frère et l'arbitrage de leur oncle Judicaël évêque de Vannes , il obtient d'Alain III en 1035 un vaste apanage constitué dans les évêchés de Saint Brieuc, Tréguier Saint Malo et Dol de Bretagne, et qui comprend les comtés et baronnies de Penthièvre, Goëlo, Avaugour et Lamballe.

Après la disparition prématurée de son frère Alain III, il s'empare en 1040 de la garde de son neveu Conan II de Bretagne et se proclame comte de Bretagne. Le jeune duc ne sera libéré par ses fidèles qu'en 1047.

Éon, vaincu par Guillaume le Conquérant alors qu'il combattait au côté du roi Henri Ier de France à la bataille de Mortemer en 1054, s'allie avec le comte Geoffroy III d'Anjou contre le jeune duc de Normandie.

En 1056 Conan II se rend maître de Rennes et le fait prisonnier. En 1062 la paix est conclue entre le duc et Geoffroy Boterel, fils aîné d'Éon qui continuait seul le combat. Des années plus tard, Éon participe encore en 1075 aux soulèvements des féodaux contre Hoël II de Bretagne, le successeur de Conan II.

Il meurt le 7 janvier 1079 et est inhumé dans la cathédrale de Saint Brieuc.

De son union avec Agnès, fille du comte de Cornouaille Alain Canhiart, il a cinq enfants :

   * Geoffroy Ier de Penthièvre, dit Boterel ;
   * Brian († 1072), participe à la conquête de l'Angleterre et reçoit l'honneur de Richmond, mort sans postérité ;
   * Alain le Roux († 1093), qui tient l'honneur de Richmond de 1070 à 1093, sans postérité ;
   * Alain le Noir († 1098), qui tient l'honneur de Richmond peu de temps après la mort de son frère 1093, sans postérité ;
   * Étienne († 1137), comte de Guingamp de Trégor et seigneur de Goëlo, puis comte de Penthièvre, et qui tient l'honneur de Richmond à partir de 1093 ;

Il avait par ailleurs au moins un fils illégitime :

   * Derrien, à qui l'on attribue la fondation du château de La Roche-Derrien.

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EUDES de Bretagne, son of GEOFFROY I Duke of Brittany & his wife Havise de Normandie (-Cesson 1079, bur Saint-Brieuc). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Alain et Eudes" as the two sons of Geoffroy and Havise[660]. A charter dated 1008 records that, after the death of "Gaufrido comite Britanniæ", "filii eius Alanus et Eudo cum matre eorum Hadeguisia" restored the abbey of Saint-Méen[661]. "Alanus et Egio Britannorum monarchi" founded the priory of Livré "in pago Redonensi" by charter dated to [1013/22], signed by "…Aduise matre eorum comitum, Rivalloni vicarii, Triscanni…"[662]. A charter dated 1026 recalls that "Gaufridus, Conani Curvi filius" was killed "apud Concuruz prelium", recalling that "quo defuncto, Alanus filius eius…renum patris suscipiens", witnessed by "Alanus comes…Heudo frater eius"[663]. He appears to have ruled Brittany jointly with his brother until the death of their mother in 1034. Following disputes with his brother, a division of territories was agreed, Eudes taking the dioceses of Dol, Saint Malo, Saint Brieuc and Tréguier, at which time he can be said to have become Comte de Penthièvre. "Manigenius…miles" founded the priory of Saint-Cyr-lès-Rennes and donated it to Tours Saint-Julien by charter dated 23 May 1037, subscribed by "Alanus dux…Eudonis fratris Alani ducis Britannorum, Gotzelini vicecomitis, Rualentis domini Doli…"[664]. After the death of his brother in 1040, Eudes seized Brittany and excluded his nephew, succeeding as EUDES I Duke of Brittany. According to Orderic Vitalis, Eudes ruled the country "freely without acknowledging any lord for 15 years"[665]. However, his nephew retaliated, captured Eudes and imprisoned him in chains[666]. "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[667]. The Chronicon Britannico records the death in 1079 of "Eudo Dux Britanniæ"[668].

m ORGUEN [Agnes] de Cornouaïlle, daughter of ALAIN "Caignard" Comte de Cornouaïlle & his wife Judith de Nantes . "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[669]. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

Mistresses (1) - (x): ---. The names of Eudes's mistresses are not known.

Comte Eudes & his wife had six children:

1. GEOFFROY "Boterel" de Bretagne (-killed in battle Dol 24 Aug [1091/93], bur Saint-Brieuc). "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[670]. His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1084], cited below, which confirms that he was the brother of Brien, combined with Guillaume de Jumièges naming Brien's parents (see below). He succeeded his father as Comte de Penthièvre et de Tréguier. The Chronicon Briocensi records that, after the death of his father, "Gaufridus filius Eudonis" rebelled against "Conanus Dux" but was forced to flee[671]. "Gauffredus comes filius Eudonis comitis" founded the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by charter dated 1083, signed by "Gauffredus ipse comes, Rotbertus frater eius…Haimo vicecomes…"[672]. "Geoffrey count of the Bretons called Boterel" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Florent, Saumur with the consent of "all his brothers namely Brientius comes Angliæ terræ, and Alan Rufus his successor and another Alan who was called Niger, this third succeeded him in the kingdom" by charter dated to [1084][673]. The Chronicon Britannico records that "Gaufredus Botherel" was killed in 1091[674]. The Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii records that "Gaufredus Comes" was killed "apud castrum Dolense" in 1092[675]. The Chronicon Britannico Alter records that "Comes Gaufridus filius Eudonis Ducis" was killed in 1093 "IX Kal Sep…apud Dolum, Archiepiscopatum Britanniæ"[676]. m ---. The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known. Geoffroy & his wife had [one child]:

a) [CONAN (-killed in battle Antioch 9 Feb 1098). Orderic Vitalis records that "Conanus quoque Brito filius Gaufredi comitis" took part in the siege of Nikea in 1097[677]. He may have been the son of Geoffroy Comte de Penthièvre. However, if this is correct, it is puzzling that no record has been found of his holding the county of Pe nthièvre after his father.]

2. ALAIN "Rufus/the Red" de Bretagne (-4 Aug 1089[678], bur Bury St Edmunds). "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[679]. It is not known whether "Alanus" in this charter refers to Alain "Rufus" or to Alain "Niger". The fact that only one of these sons is named in this document suggests that the other was illegitimate. For the purpose of presentation in this document, it has been assumed that the illegitimate son was Alain "Niger", who succeeded to the honours in Yorkshire after the death of his [half-]brother Alain "Rufus", but this is not beyond all doubt. The Genealogia Comitum Richemundiæ names "Alanum…Rufum…Alanus Niger…Stephanus" as the three sons of "Eudo Comes Britanniæ", stating that Alain "Rufus" came to England with "Willelmo bastard Duce Normanniæ" who awarded him the "honorem et Comitatum Comitis Edwini in Eborakshire…Richmundshire" and built "castrum Richemont" but died childless and was buried "apud S Edmundum"[680]. He is said to have commanded the Breton contingent, with his brother Alain "the Black", at the battle of Hastings in 1066. He was granted land in Yorkshire by William I King of England, where he built the castle of Richmond. “Comes Alanus Rufus” donated property to Swavesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, for the soul of “patris sui Eudonis comitis”, by undated charter witnessed by “…Ribaldus et Bardulfus fratres comitis…”[681]. He commanded the king's garrison in Normandy at the time of the siege of the castle of Sainte-Suzanne in [1083/85][682]. "Omnes fratres eius: Briennius…comes Anglice terre et Alanus Rufus eius…successor…alter Alanus qui et Niger dicebatur…tertius successit in regno et quidam qui sororem eius bastardam uxorem duxerat Enisandus de Pleveno" witnessed the charter dated 1084, relating to the foundation of the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by "Gauffredus Britannorum comes qui et Boterellus cognominabatur"[683]. "Geoffrey count of the Bretons called Boterel" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Florent, Saumur with the consent of "all his brothers namely Brientius comes Angliæ terræ, and Alan Rufus his successor and another Alan who was called Niger, this third succeeded him in the kingdom" by charter dated to [1084][684]. Mistress: GUNHILD, illegitimate daughter of HAROLD II King of England & his mistress Eadgyth Swanneshals (-after 1093). Alan abducted Gunhild, daughter of Harold II King of England, from Wilton Abbey in 1093 and lived with her[685].

3. GUILLAUME de Bretagne . "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[686].

4. ROBERT de Bretagne (-after 1083). "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[687]. "Gauffredus comes filius Eudonis comitis" founded the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by charter dated 1083, signed by "Gauffredus ipse comes, Rotbertus frater eius…Haimo vicecomes…"[688].

5. RICHARD de Bretagne . "Comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…" witnessed the charter dated to [1056/60] records the history of the acquisition by Angers Saint-Aubin of property "in pago Belvacensi", finally donated by "comiti Britannie Eudoni"[689].

6. ETIENNE de Bretagne ([1058/62]-21 Apr [1135/36], bur York, St Mary or Saint-Brieuc). The Genealogia Comitum Richemundiæ names "Alanum…Rufum…Alanus Niger…Stephanus" as the three sons of "Eudo Comes Britanniæ", stating that Etienne succeeded his brother "in honorem Richemundiæ", dying "Id Apr…1164"[690]. His absence from the charter dated to [1056/60], witnessed by "comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…"[691], suggests that he was born after the date of the document or must have been too young to have subscribed it. This hypothesis is also consistent with his death in [1135/36], when he would have been around 75 years old if he had been born towards the end of his father´s life. He succeeded his brother Geoffroy (or Geoffroy's son) [in 1093] as Comte de Penthièvre, and in his other lands in Brittany. He succeeded his brother Alain "the Black" as Lord of Richmond in Yorkshire.

- see below.

Comte Eudes had eight illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (x):

7. BRIEN [Brient] de Bretagne (-maybe 14 Feb ----). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Brian fils d'Eudes comte de la petite Bretagne" recording that he defeated the sons of Harold II King of England[692]. The absence of Brien in the charter dated to [1056/60], witnessed by "comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…"[693], suggests that he was illegitimate. He is said to have commanded a band of Bretons, with his brother Alain, at the battle of Hastings 1066. Appointed Lieutenant in south-west England by King William I. He defeated the sons of King Harold II near the river Taw in Jun 1069[694]. Probably deposed after the rebellion of Ralph de Gaël in 1075. "Geoffrey count of the Bretons called Boterel" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Florent, Saumur with the consent of "all his brothers namely Brientius comes Angliæ terræ, and Alan Rufus his successor and another Alan who was called Niger, this third succeeded him in the kingdom" by charter dated to [1084][695]. "Omnes fratres eius: Briennius…comes Anglice terre et Alanus Rufus eius…successor…alter Alanus qui et Niger dicebatur…tertius successit in regno et quidam qui sororem eius bastardam uxorem duxerat Enisandus de Pleveno" witnessed the charter dated 1084, relating to the foundation of the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by "Gauffredus Britannorum comes qui et Boterellus cognominabatur"[696]. He lived the remainder of his life as a semi-invalid in Brittany[697].

8. ALAIN "Niger/the Black" de Bretagne (-1098[698]). The Genealogia Comitum Richemundiæ names "Alanum…Rufum…Alanus Niger…Stephanus" as the three sons of "Eudo Comes Britanniæ", stating that Alain "Niger" succeeded his brother "in honorem Richemundiæ" but died childless[699]. The mention of only one legitimate son named Alain in the charter dated to [1056/60], witnessed by "comes Eudo, uxor eius Orguen et filii eorum Gausfridus, Alanus, Willelmus, Rotbertus, Ricardus…"[700], suggests that the other son named Alain was illegitimate. For the purpose of presentation in this document, it has been assumed that the illegitimate son was Alain "Niger", who succeeded to the honours in Yorkshire after the death of his [half-]brother Alain "Rufus", but this is not beyond all doubt. "Geoffrey count of the Bretons called Boterel" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Florent, Saumur with the consent of "all his brothers namely Brientius comes Angliæ terræ, and Alan Rufus his successor and another Alan who was called Niger, this third succeeded him in the kingdom" by charter dated to [1084][701]. "Omnes fratres eius: Briennius…comes Anglice terre et Alanus Rufus eius…successor…alter Alanus qui et Niger dicebatur…tertius successit in regno et quidam qui sororem eius bastardam uxorem duxerat Enisandus de Pleveno" witnessed the charter dated 1084, relating to the foundation of the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by "Gauffredus Britannorum comes qui et Boterellus cognominabatur"[702]. He succeeded his brother Alain "Rufus/the Red" as Lord of Richmond in Yorkshire. Mistress: GUNHILD, illegitimate daughter of HAROLD II King of England & his mistress Eadgyth Swanneshals (-after 1093). Gunhild, his brother's mistress, may have lived with him after her first lover's death[703].

9. DERIEN . Seigneur de la Roche-Derrien. The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

10. BODIN . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. In Yorkshire 1086. He became a monk of St Mary's soon after 1086 and gave all his holdings to his brother Bardulf[704].

11. RIBALD . “Ribaldus frater comitis” donated property to St Mary, York, for the soul of “Alani comitis et Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[705]. “Comes Alanus Rufus” donated property to Swavesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, for the soul of “patris sui Eudonis comitis”, by undated charter witnessed by “…Ribaldus et Bardulfus fratres comitis…”[706]. m BEATRIX, daughter of IVO Taillebois & his first wife --- de Bardulf. “Ribaldus frater comitis” donated property to St Mary, York, for the soul of “Alani comitis et Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[707]. Her origin is confirmed by the undated charter under which “Ivo Talliebois” donated property to St Mary, York, for the soul of “uxoris meæ Luciæ”, by undated charter witnessed by “Lucia uxore mea, Ribaldo genero meo, Radulpho Taillebois…”[708]. Ribald & his wife had two children:

a) RALPH "Taillebois" . A charter dated to [1145/54] records the dowry granted by “Robertus de Brus” to “Agathe filie sue” on her marriage to “Radulfo Ribaldi filio”, witnessed by “…Petro de Brus, Ernaldo de Perci…Herveo Ribaldi filio…”[709]. m AGATHA de Brus, daughter of ROBERT de Brus of Skelton & his first wife Agnes de Payanel. A charter dated to [1145/54] records the dowry granted by “Robertus de Brus” to “Agathe filie sue” on her marriage to “Radulfo Ribaldi filio”, witnessed by “…Petro de Brus, Ernaldo de Perci…Herveo Ribaldi filio…”[710]. Ralph & his wife had two children:

i) RIBALD .

ii) ROBERT . …Nevill of Middleham.

b) HERVE . A charter dated to [1145/54] records the dowry granted by “Robertus de Brus” to “Agathe filie sue” on her marriage to “Radulfo Ribaldi filio”, witnessed by “…Petro de Brus, Ernaldo de Perci…Herveo Ribaldi filio…”[711].

12. BARDULF . “Comes Alanus Rufus” donated property to Swavesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, for the soul of “patris sui Eudonis comitis”, by undated charter witnessed by “…Ribaldus et Bardulfus fratres comitis…”[712]. In Yorkshire. m ---. The name of Bardulf´s wife is not known. Bardulf & his wife had two children:

a) ACARIAS (-after [1130]). A manuscript history of Joreval Abbey records that “Akarius filius Bardolfi” founded the abbey[713]. “Alanus comes Britanniæ et Angliæ” confirmed the foundation of Joreval Abbey by “Akarius filius Bardolfii” and donated property to the abbey[714]. He was ancestor of the FITZHUGH family of Ravensworth[715].

i) HERVEY .

ii) WALTER .

iii) HARSCOIT .

iv) HENRY .

b) SCOLLAND (-after [1130]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. He was steward to his father's half-brother Stephen of Richmond[716].

13. ARNALD . He occurs in charters of his half-brother Alain "Niger"[717].

14. daughter . "Omnes fratres eius: Briennius…comes Anglice terre et Alanus Rufus eius…successor…alter Alanus qui et Niger dicebatur…tertius successit in regno et quidam qui sororem eius bastardam uxorem duxerat Enisandus de Pleveno" witnessed the charter dated 1084, relating to the foundation of the priory of Saint-Martin de Lamballe by "Gauffredus Britannorum comes qui et Boterellus cognominabatur"[718]. m ENISAND de Pleveno, son of ---.

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Other names for EUDO: Eude, Eudes, Eudon, Odo.

Duke of Brittany, Count of Penthievre.

Eudo is in the ancestral line of the Fitz Randolph family; he is said to have outfitted 100 ships and recruited nearly 1/4 of a body of 5,000 Bretons in William's army of the Invasion. His son Alan Rufus was placed in command of that division. Alan Rufus became a close associate of William.

He joined hands and forces with his kinsman (Eudo's 1st cousin once removed on his mother's side, and his 1st cousin once removed on his father's side), William I, and sent his son Alan Rufus to assist William with a body of 5,000 Bretons in William's invasion of England.

Alan Rufus received a huge gift of at least 440 manors and 140 knight's fees (more than 100,000 acres.

He began to build a Castle at Richmond. All of this eventually devolved to Eudo's son, Ribald.

The sons of Eudo and those who inherited from them were benefactors to the church and to the monasteries, among them St. Mary's Abbey at York, the Gray Friars at Richmond, and Jeraulx, Eastby and Coverham Abbeys, and Thoralby and Spennithorne churches.

Information Source:

1. Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. II, 1897.

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Eudes of Rennes (999 – 1079), (Breton: Eozen Penteur) count of Penthievre, was the youngest son of Duke Geoffrey I of Brittany. Following the death of his brother Duke Alan III, Eudes ruled as regent of Brittany in the name of his nephew Conan II, between 1040 and 1062. Eudes married Agnes of Cornwall, sister of Hoel II of Brittany. At least two of Eudes' sons participated in the Norman conquest of England.[1]

   * Geoffrey I, count of Penthièvre
   * Alain Le Roux
   * Stephen, Count of Tréguier married Havise of Guingamp
   * Brian, who defeated a second raid in the southwest of England, launched from Ireland by Harold's sons in 1069.

His descendants became the junior branch of the Breton ducal family, which assumed control of the duchy in 1156 under Conan IV of Brittany.

Counts and dukes of Penthièvre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the 11th and 12th centuries the countship of Penthièvre (Breton: Penteur) in Brittany (now in the department of Côtes-d'Armor) belonged to a branch of the sovereign house of Brittany. Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany, gave it to his brother Eudes in 1035, and the line formed a cadet branch of the ducal house of Britanny. Henry d'Avaugour, heir of this dynasty, was dispossessed of the countship in 1235 by the Duke of Brittany, Pierre Mauclerc, who gave it as dowry to his daughter, Yolande, on her marriage in 1238 to Hugh XI of Lusignan, Count of La Marche. John I, Duke of Brittany, Yolande's brother, seized the countship on her death in 1272. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudes,_Count_of_Penthi%C3%A8vre -------------------- married Hawise, daughter of Richard I, DUKE OFNORMANDY, and diedin 1008, leaving two sons, Alan and Eudon. During their mother'slifetime the two brothers seem to have been joint rulers ofBrittany, but on her death, on 21 February 1034, dissensionsbroke out between them; peace was restored by a settlement underwhich Eudon received a territory corresponding roughly to thedioceses of Dol, St. Mialo, St. Brieuc and Tr‚guier, reduced inthe hands of his successors to the two last-named dioceses,while Alan retained the rest of Brittany. After the death ofAlan in 1040 Eudon seized the government of Brittany to theexclusion of his nephew Conan, who recovered it in 1057. Eudondied 7 January 1079. He married Orguen, whose parentage isunknown. [Complete Peerage X:779-81, (transcribed by DaveUtzinger)]

Note: In the chart on X:781, CP notes that it is unsure ifOrguen was mother of Stephen, although CP mentions no otherwife. AR does indicate that Stephen was son of Agnes, probablydaughter of Alan Canhiart.

Note: According to the chart on CP:781, Geoffrey had twodifferent sons named Alan, Count of Brittany, Lord of Richmond:Alan 'The Red', dsp. 4 Aug 1089 and Alan 'The Black', dsp. 1093.He also had possibly elder sons (Geoffrey, d. 24 Aug 1093, &Brian, Count of Brittany, held Cornwall, living 1069) andyounger sons (William, Robert, & Richard). -------------------- http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=emsuggs&id=I67400

GEOFFREY, DUKE OF BRITTANY, married Hawise, daughter of Ric hard I, DUKE OFNORMANDY, and died in 1008, leaving two sons , Alan and Eudon. During their mother's lifetime the two br others seem to have been joint rulers of Brittany, but on h er death, on 21 February 1034, dissensions broke out betwee n them; peace was restored by a settlement under which Eudo n received a territory corresponding roughly to the diocese s of Dol, St. Mialo, St. Brieuc and Tréguier, reduced in th e hands of his successors to the two last-named dioceses, w hile Alan retained the rest of Brittany. After the death o f Alan in 1040 Eudon seized the government of Brittany to t he exclusion of his nephew Conan, who recovered it in 1057 . Eudon died 7 January 1079. He married Orguen, whose paren tage is unknown. [Complete Peerage X:779-81, (transcribed b y Dave Utzinger)]

Note: In the chart on X:781, CP notes that it is unsure i f Orguen was mother of Stephen, although CP mentions no oth er wife. AR does indicate that Stephen was son of Agnes, p robably daughter of Alan Canhiart.

Note: According to the chart on CP:781, Geoffrey had two di fferent sons named Alan, Count of Brittany, Lord of Richmon d: Alan "The Red", dsp. 4 Aug 1089 and Alan "The Black", ds p. 1093. He also had possibly elder sons (Geoffrey, d. 2 4 Aug 1093, & Brian, Count of Brittany, held Cornwall, livi ng 1069) and younger sons (William, Robert, & Richard). -------------------- http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/3/30345.htm

Eudes DE BRETAGNE Comte de Penthievre et de Bretagne was born: Abt 999, Penthièvre, Morbihan, Bretagne, France and Died: 7 Jan 1078-1079.

Marriage Information:

Eudes married Agnes DE CORNOUAILLE, daughter of Alain Cagniart DE BRETAGNE Comte de Cornouaille and Judith DE NANTES. (Agnes DE CORNOUAILLE was born in 1024 in Bretagne, France.)

   Marriage Information:

Eudes also married Orguen DE BRETAGNE. (Orguen DE BRETAGNE was born about 1000 in France 5235 and died after 1056 5235.)

   Marriage Information:

Eudes also married Unnamed Mistress. (Unnamed Mistress was born about 1000 in France.)

SPOUSES AND CHILDREN:

Spouses/Children:

1. Agnes DE CORNOUAILLE

SON: Étienne (Stephen) DE BRETAGNE Comte de Penthièvre, Baron of Richmond+

2. Orguen DE BRETAGNE

SON:Robert D' IVRY Seigneur d' Ivry+ SON: William DE RAMSEY of Brittany+ DAUGHTER: Maud (Matilda) DE PENTHIÈVRE+

3. Unnamed Mistress

SON: Bardolf DE BRETAGNE of Ravensworth+ SON: Ribald DE PENTHIÈVRE Lord of Middleham+

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Eudes, comte de Penthievre's Timeline

1001
1001
Penthièvre, Morbihan, Dichy of Bretagne
1024
1024
Age 23
Ivry la Batialle, France
1029
1029
Age 28
Bretagne, France
1035
1035
Age 34
became count of Penthierve
1042
1042
Age 41
fought in Battle of Hastings in 1066
1044
1044
Age 43
Brittany, France; fought at Battle of Hastings, took possession of Richmond (England), built Richmond Castle
1049
1049
Age 48
Penthièvre, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
1050
1050
Age 49
Penthièvre, France
1050
Age 49
Penthièvre, Morbihan, Bretagne, France
1050
Age 49
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Bretagne, France