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Fulbert 'the Tanner' de Falaise

Also Known As: "Fulbert de Falaise", "Chamberlain", "Fulbert "le Tanneur"", "Fulbert /De Falaise/", "The Tanner", "Fulbert /De Failise/", ""The Tanner"", "Fulbert PELLETIER de FALAISE"
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Birthplace: Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Death: Died in Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Husband of Doda N and Doda Duwa Duxia de Falaise
Father of Arlette de Falaise; Reynald de Falaise, Seigneur de Graye; Osbern de Falaise; Gauthier de Falaise and Béatrice de Falaise

Occupation: a local tanner at Falaise, Chamberlain, Tanner, Possibly furrier, possibly burgher, Tanner & Ferrier; a local tanner at Falaise, Normandy France, Embalmer, was the grandfather of William the Conquerer, He was a Tanner/Furrier Falaise, Normandie, France
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About Fulbert "The Tanner" de Falaise

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Fulbert "The Tanner" de Falaise is William the Conqueror, King of England's grandfather.

Fulbert of Falaise (birth: 970, Falais, France, death: 1017, Normandy, France) aka Fulbert de Tonnerre, was the father of Herleva, mother of the illegitimate William the Conqueror, the 11th-century Duke of Normandy and King of England.

Fulbert has traditionally been held to be a tanner, but recent study of early sources questions this, proposing that his trade involved preparing corpses for burial and that he might even have been an embalmer or apothecary. Those theories also have been presented that Fulbert himself may have been married to Doada a member of the Scottish Clan Beaton, whose clan were well famed for being physicians, morticians and apothecaries (uisge-beatha Aqua vitae. If so he may have come by his occupation through marriage. Yet another variation of this story presents Fulbert as a member of the family of the Counts de Tonnerre, hence accounting for his surname Tanner; but this translation is incorrect. The French word, "Tonnerre", translates into English as "Thunder".

Truly, the French word for "tanner" is "tanneur". During the seige of Alençon (1051-2) William was taunted by his enemies for his connection to the tanner's daughter and reeking of the scent of the tannery. After the birth of William, Fulbert was appointed the Duke's chamberlain. Contemporary practice made the chamberlain one of the persons responsible for burials.

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Fulbert de FALAISE 1, 2 was born 980 in Falaise, Normandie, France. He married Duxia on 1005 in Falaise, Normandie, France.

Duxia was born 984 in Falaise, Normandie, France. She married Fulbert de FALAISE on 1005 in Falaise, Normandie, France.

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Herleve de FALAISE was born 1006 and died 1050.
     		M 	ii 	Walter de FALAISE 1 was born 1008 in Falaise, Normandie, France.
     		F 	iii 	Beatrice de FALAISE was born 1020 and died 10 Apr 1085.

Sources:

   1Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (7th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), 121-23, 121E-22, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 W426 1992.
   2Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 1:351, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.721 C682.
   * Douglas, David C. (1963). William the Conqueror. 
   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 121-23, 121E-22, 130-23
   * The Church Hymn Book for the Worship of God. New York and Chicago, 1872. Editor Edwin F. Hatfield. (In the Librarian of the Congress at Washington D. C., 1872.)

---------------------------------- Fulbert of Falaise (fl. 11th century) was the father of Herleva, mother of the illegitimate William the Conqueror, the 11th-century Duke of Normandy and King of England.

The evidence is not beyond dispute, but Fulbert has traditionally been held to be a tanner, which was a common occupation in Falaise, and in King William's later life he was often taunted by enemies who pretended he stank of the tannery. After the birth of William, Fulbert was given a subordinate office at the Norman court, along with his two sons, Osbert and Walter.

Sources

   * Douglas, David C. (1963). William the Conqueror. 
   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 121-23, 121E-22, 130-23

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   Sources: RC 89, 160; Kraentzler 1156, 1264, 1265; AF; A. Roots 121E, 130;The Dukes of Normandy by Onslow; AIS; Fortune's Knave by Mary Lide. Onslow:
   He was a Walloon, born at Chaumont nea rLiege,Belgium. Moved to Falaise and became a wealthy tanner, an occupation of low regard--and high smell. He later also became a brewer--a combination not viewed highly by the public. He also became Chamberlain to Duke Robert after his daughter became the duke's mistress. Fulbert and his wife had opposed their daughter's relationship with the duke, wanting her to marry someone in her station of life. AIS: Fulbert of Falaise. Lide: In her novel she says Fulbert had a son Walter, who helped William the Bastard escape from the clutches of Ralph de Gace, who hoped to became the Duke of Normandy.

-------------------- Known as "the tanner." --------------------

  1. ID: I104304
  2. Name: Fulbert "The Tanner" [@ <^>v] de Falaise 1
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: BET 976 AND 978 in Falaise, Calvados, France

Father: Earl Thorgils "Sprakaleg" [@ <^>v] Styrjornsson b: ABT 939 in Sweden Mother: Dau [<^>v] Sigrid b: BET 941 AND 961 in Halland, Sweden

Marriage 1 Doda [@ <^>v] de Falaise b: 985 in Falaise, Calvados, France

   * Married: ABT 1001

Children

  1. Has Children Dau [@ <^v] de Falaize b: ABT 1000
  2. Has Children Countsss Herleive Arletta [@ <^>v] de Falaise b: 1003 in Falaise, Calvados, France
  3. Has Children Walter [@ <^>v] de Falaise b: ABT 1005 in Falaise, Calvados, France
  4. Has Children Lord Reynald [@ <^>v] de Falaize b: ABT 1008 in Cory, Piccardy, Normandy, France

Sources:

  1. Title: jvbetzer@jps.net
     Author: John Betzer
     Repository:
     Media: Electronic 

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http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=gilead07&id=I253485

-------------------- Tanneur

Bourgeois de Falaise

Chambellan de Robert le Diable (Duc de Normandie) -------------------- Thought to be a royal undertaker -------------------- Rollo, or Filbert, Chamberlain to Robert, Duke of Normandy, had gift of the castle and honor of Croy, in Pickardy, from whence his posterity assumed this surname, which was afterwards changed from Croy to Grey. They had a daughter Heruela, or Herlotta, mother of William, the Conqueror.

Arms for Grey of Codnor and Rotherfield: Barry of six, argent and azure.

Occupation: Tanner & Ferrier ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Fulbert 'the Tanner' de Falaise.

  • Spouse: Doda de Falaise
  • Child: Herlève

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MEDIEVAL LANDS

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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"

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].

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Fulbert "The Tanner" de Falaise's Timeline

971
971
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1003
1003
Age 32
Falaise, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
1008
1008
Age 37
Croy, Picardie, Flandres
1012
1012
Age 41
Falaise, Normandy
1014
1014
Age 43
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1017
1017
Age 46
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1022
1022
Age 46
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1033
1033
Age 46
Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
1991
April 11, 1991
Age 46
SLAKE
April 11, 1991
Age 46