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Nicknames: "Galeran", "Gualeran", "Valeran", "Waleran"
Birthplace: Mellent Normandy, , , France
Death: Died in Meulan, (Present département des Yvelines), Pays de France (Present Region Île-de-France), France
Occupation: Comte de Meulan, comte de Meulan, Count of Meulan
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Galeran de Meulan, III, comte de Meulan

Ben M. Angel's summary:

Relationships:

Parents:

  • Father: Hugues I, Comte de Meulan (998-1005)
  • Mother: (Unknown), de Valois, daughter of Gauthier II "le Blanc", Comte d'Amiens, du Mantes, de Valois, et du Vexin

Siblings (from French Wikipedia):

  • 2. Hugues II "Tete d'Ours", Comte du Vexin (1023-1033)
  • 3. Hellouin, Vicomte de Mantes (fl. 1066)

Spouses and children:

Wife 1: Oda

  • 1. Hugues III, Comte de Meulan (1069-1081), Monk at Bec in 1081, husband of Adelais
  • 2. Adeline de Meulan (d. 1081), wife of Roger de Beaumont-le-Roger, Seigneur de Beaumont et de Pont-Audemer

Either wife:

  • 3. Doda de Meulan, wife of Guillaume de Moulins-la-Marche

Wife 2: Adelais

  • 4. Galeran de Meulan (fl 1066)
  • 5. Foulques de Meulan

Basic information and justifications:

  • Birth: 990/995 (French Wikipedia) - may presume Meulan, but not specified by source.
  • Death: 8 December 1069 (FMG, Wikipedia) - may presume Meulan, but not specified by source.
  • Wedding: He married Oda around 1015, Adelais - unknown.
  • Burial: Unknown.
  • Occupation: Comte de Meulan (1005-1069)
  • Alternate names: Waleran, Gualeran, Valeran.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Normandy Nobility (relating to his birth family):

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#GaleranIIIMeulandied1069A

HUGUES [I] de Meulan (-after 25 Aug 1005).

  • "…Hugo filius Waleranni comitis" are named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[1891].
  • Comte de Meulan 998.

m --- de Valois, daughter of GAUTHIER [II] "le Blanc" Comte d'Amiens, de Mantes, de Valois et du Vexin & his wife Adela ---.

  • The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of "Waleranni comitis [Mellentini]" as daughter of "Gauterus Albus de Albamarla"[1892]. Yves de Chartres names "Gualterius Albus" as father of "matrem Gualeranni comitis"[1893].

Hugues & his wife had three children (Galeran being the only one listed):

(a) GALERAN [III] de Meulan (-8 Dec 1069).

  • The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Waleranni comitis [Mellentini]" as son of "filia Gauterus Albus de Albamarla"[1894].
  • Comte de Meulan.

References:

  • [1892] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1062, MGH SS XXIII, p. 793.
  • [1893] Yves de Chartres, Epistola 45, Patrologia Latina, Tome 162, col. 57.
  • [1894] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1062, MGH SS XXIII, p. 793.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Normandy Nobility (relating to his married family):

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#GaleranIIIMeulandied1069B

GALERAN [III] de Meulan, son of HUGUES [I] Comte de Meulan & his wife --- de Valois (-8 Dec 1069).

  • The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Waleranni comitis [Mellentini]" as son of "filia Gauterus Albus de Albamarla"[1895]. Yves de Chartres names "Gualterius Albus" as father of "matrem Gualeranni comitis"[1896].
  • Comte de Meulan. William of Jumièges recounts that "Hugues du Mans et Galeran de Meulan" were among those who joined the army of Eudes Comte de Blois in attempting to capture the château de Tillières {Verneuil, Eure} from Richard II Duke of Normandy, an event dated to the early 1000s[1897].
  • "Gualerannus, Mellentis castri comes" donated a family of servants to "Sancti Petri Gisecii…Carnotensis", by undated charter, signed by "Gualeranni comitis, Hugonis primogeniti, coniugis Adelidis, Gualeranni filii, Fulcoisi filii, Teduini vicecomitis…"[1898]. “…Walterius comes Pontisariensis, Willelmus comes Corboilensis, Ivo comes Bellomontensis, Walerannus comes Melledensis” are named among those present at the opening of the reliquary of Saint-Denis, dated 9 Jun 1053[1899].

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m firstly (before 1015) ODA, daughter of ---.

  • “Hugo comes Mellenti” founded the monastery of St Cosmus and St Damian, for the souls of “conjugis…Adelidis…genitoris mei comitis Galeranni atque Odæ genetricis meæ”, by charter dated 1067[1900]. 1030.

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m secondly ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-31 May ----).

  • She had previously been his concubine. "Vualeranni comitis, Hugonis filii eius, Adilais uxoris eius" subscribed a charter dated to before 1031 recording a donation to Jumièges[1901]. 1031/36, 1066. "Gualerannus, Mellentis castri comes" donated a family of servants to "Sancti Petri Gisecii…Carnotensis", by undated charter, signed by "Gualeranni comitis, Hugonis primogeniti, coniugis Adelidis, Gualeranni filii, Fulcoisi filii, Teduini vicecomitis…"[1902].

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Galéran [III] & his first wife had two children:

1. HUGUES [III] de Meulan (-15 Oct 1081).

  • "Vualeranni comitis, Hugonis filii eius, Adilais uxoris eius" subscribed a charter dated to before 1031 recording a donation to Jumièges[1903]. He is named as the brother-in-law of Roger de Beaumont by Orderic Vitalis[1904]. "Gualerannus, Mellentis castri comes" donated a family of servants to "Sancti Petri Gisecii…Carnotensis", by undated charter, signed by "Gualeranni comitis, Hugonis primogeniti, coniugis Adelidis, Gualeranni filii, Fulcoisi filii, Teduini vicecomitis…"[1905].
  • Comte de Meulan. The charter dated Oct 1056 under which "Mellendis castelli comes Hugo natus patre Waleranno" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges[1906] shows that he succeeded as comte well before his father's death, assuming that this charter is correctly dated and that Waléran's date of death is as shown above. “Hugo comes Mellenti” founded the monastery of St Cosmus and St Damian, for the souls of “conjugis…Adelidis…genitoris mei comitis Galeranni atque Odæ genetricis meæ”, by charter dated 1067[1907]. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Hugues oncle maternel" of Robert son of "Roger de Beaumont" & his wife[1908]. He became a monk at Bec before 1081.
  • The necrology of Saint-Nicaise de Meulan records the death "Id Oct" of "Hugo comes Mellenti"[1909].
  • m ADELAIS, daughter of ---. “Hugo comes Mellenti” founded the monastery of St Cosmus and St Damian, for the souls of “conjugis…Adelidis…genitoris mei comitis Galeranni atque Odæ genetricis meæ”, by charter dated 1067[1910].

2. ADELINE de Meulan (-8 Apr 1081, bur Abbaye du Bec).

  • Guillaume de Jumièges names "Adeline fille de Galeran comte de Meulan" as wife of "Roger de Beaumont"[1911]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "matrem Roberti comitis Mellentini" as daughter of "Waleranni comitis [Mellentini]"[1912]. Yves de Chartres names "Gualterius Albus" as father of "matrem Gualeranni comitis" and adds that the latter was the father of "matrem Roberti comitis"[1913].
  • She was heiress of Meulan after the death of her brother Hugues Comte de Meulan. Orderic Vitalis names Adeline as wife of Roger, and in another place states her father's name[1914]. Robert count of Mellent donated property to St Pierre, Préaux for the souls of his parents Roger de Bellomonte and Adelina his wife, by charter dated to [1099][1915].
  • m ROGER de Beaumont-le-Roger Seigneur de Beaumont et de Pont-Audemer, son of HONFROI de Vieilles & his wife Aubreye --- (-29 Nov 1094, bur Préaux, monastery of Saint-Pierre). He contributed 60 ships to the fleet of Guillaume II Duke of Normandy which invaded England in 1066[1916].
  • Galéran [III] & his [first/second] wife had one child.

3. DODA de Meulan .

  • Her father is named by Orderic Vitalis, who also refers to her marriage[1917].
  • m as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Moulins-la-Marche, son of GAUTHIER de Falaise & his wife --- (-19 Oct ----, bur Saint-Evroul[1918]). Galéran [III] & his second wife had two children.

4. GALERAN de Meulan .

  • "Gualerannus, Mellentis castri comes" donated a family of servants to "Sancti Petri Gisecii…Carnotensis", by undated charter, signed by "Gualeranni comitis, Hugonis primogeniti, coniugis Adelidis, Gualeranni filii, Fulcoisi filii, Teduini vicecomitis…"[1919]. 1066.
  • He left descendants, extinct in the male line in 13th century[1920].

5. FOULQUES de Meulan .

  • "Gualerannus, Mellentis castri comes" donated a family of servants to "Sancti Petri Gisecii…Carnotensis", by undated charter, signed by "Gualeranni comitis, Hugonis primogeniti, coniugis Adelidis, Gualeranni filii, Fulcoisi filii, Teduini vicecomitis…"[1921].

References:

  • [1895] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1062, MGH SS XXIII, p. 793.
  • [1896] Yves de Chartres, Epistola 45, Patrologia Latina, Tome 162, col. 57.
  • [1897] Guizot, M. (ed.) (1826) Histoire des ducs de Normandie, par Guillaume de Jumiège (Paris), V.10, p. 124.
  • [1898] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Septimus, Cap. XLIV, p. 171.
  • [1899] Donet-D´Arcq, L. (1855) Historiques et critiques sur les anciens comtes de Beaumont-sur-Oise du XI au XIII siècles (Amiens), p. lxv, quoting Félibien Histoire de l´abbaye de Saint-Denis pr. ii partie, p. clxix.
  • [1900] Veterum Scriptorum I, col. 471.
  • [1901] Jumièges 16, p. 53.
  • [1902] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Septimus, Cap. XLIV, p. 171.
  • [1903] Jumièges 16, p. 53.
  • [1904] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. IV, Book VIII, p. 205.
  • [1905] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Septimus, Cap. XLIV, p. 171.
  • [1906] Jumièges 26, p. 76.
  • [1907] Veterum Scriptorum I, col. 471.
  • [1908] Guizot, M. (ed.) (1826) Histoire des ducs de Normandie, par Guillaume de Jumiège (Paris), VII.3, p. 171.
  • [1909] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Prieuré de Saint-Nicaise de Meulan, p. 241.
  • [1910] Veterum Scriptorum I, col. 471.
  • [1911] Guizot, M. (ed.) (1826) Histoire des ducs de Normandie, par Guillaume de Jumiège (Paris), VII.3, p. 170.
  • [1912] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1062, MGH SS XXIII, p. 793.
  • [1913] Yves de Chartres, Epistola 45, Patrologia Latina, Tome 162, col. 57.
  • [1914] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. III, Book VI, p. 241, and Vol. IV, Book VIII, p. 205, respectively.
  • [1915] Round (1899) 326, p. 111.
  • [1916] Ship List of William the Conqueror, Houts (2000), p. 130.
  • [1917] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. III, Book V, p. 133.
  • [1918] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. III, Book V, p. 135.
  • [1919] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Septimus, Cap. XLIV, p. 171.
  • [1920] See ES III 729 A.
  • [1921] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Septimus, Cap. XLIV, p. 171.

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Ben M. Angel notes, regarding Galeran's first wife:

On the question of Oda vs. Alix, French Wikipedia supports Oda de Vexin. Alix de Vexin appears to be supported only by numerous GEDCOM files that do not appear to have a reliable source (I welcome a correction on this, if a reliable source, other than "someone else's GEDCOM or online family tree" does exist - "The Plantagenet Ancestry" by W.H. Turton provides no primary sources, see below). My best guess as to why Alix has appeared and proliferated on unsourced GEDCOM files is confusion with Alix/Alys de Vexin, who was born to King Robert VII of France a century and a half later:

http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Alix_de_Vexin_(c1170-c1220)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alys,_Countess_of_the_Vexin

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The Plantagenet Ancestry is cited as listing Alix de Vexin as husband of Hugues I (the online sample does not carry the page showing this, unfortunately). Although a fascinating collection of charts of 7,000 names showing what appears to be researched relationships of the ancestry of the Plantagenets, the source material backing Alix de Vexin is not included within the online sample:

http://books.google.cl/books?id=jcxwxO1723cC&pg=PT168&lpg=PT168&dq=%22The+Plantagenet+Ancestry%22+Turton&source=bl&ots=-HfaAYkDlb&sig=J9vmD2TXBOkEIyjEwLKQqmKb7jk#v=onepage&q&f=false

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From the Celtic Casimir online family tree:

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/5/5840.htm

Cte Valeran (Waleran) III DE MEULAN 1560,2071

  • Born: 990, Meulan, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
  • Married: Abt 1017, France
  • Died: 8 Oct 1069
  • Ancestral File Number: FNMC-PW.

Marriage Information:

  • Valeran married Oda (Ode) DE CONTEVILLE, daughter of Earl Jean DE CONTEVILLE vicomte de Comyn and Unnamed Dame de Meullant, about 1017 in France. (Oda (Ode) DE CONTEVILLE was born about 990 in Conteville, Eure, Normandy, France and died after 1022.)

References:

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From the French Wikipedia page on Comte Galeran III de Meulan:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal%C3%A9ran_III_de_Meulan

Galéran III ou Valéran III fut vicomte de Meulan à partir de 1005, puis s'intitula comte de Meulan peu avant 1015. Il était fils d'Hugues Ier, vicomte de Meulan, et d'Oda du Vexin.

L'année de sa naissance n'est pas connue. L'on peut cependant l'estimer à 990/95, car son père est né aux alentours de 965, et Galéran est suffisamment puissant en 1015 pour prendre le titre de comte.

En 1013, allié au comte Eudes II de Blois, il combat le duc Richard II de Normandie, puis le roi Robert II de France. C'est une lettre de l'évêque Fulbert de Chartres, datée de 1015, qui le qualifie de comte, qui l'incite à changer d'alliance et à se ranger aux côtés du roi de France. Il s'allie également au duc de Normandie et accorde en 1023 des exemptions de péage aux moines de Fécamp. Entre 1027 et 1031, un différent l'oppose à l'abbaye de Jumièges à propos de la terre de Bouafle.

En 1041, avec son cousin Raoul IV de Vexin, il se révolte contre le roi Henri Ier, mais est vaincu, et ne conserve ses terres que par le soutien du duc de Normandie.[réf. nécessaire]

Galéran III mourut le 8 décembre 1069, et son fils Hugues III lui succéda.

Mariages et enfants

Il épousa avant 1015 Ode (encore vivante en 1030), qui donna naissance à :

  • 1. Hugues III († 1080), comte de Meulan
  • 2. Adeline († 1081), comtesse de Meulan, mariée à Roger le Barbu (v. 1015 † 1094), seigneur de Beaumont.

Il épousa en secondes noces Aelis[1], qui donna naissance à :

  • 1. Galéran de Meulan, cité en 1066, et tige d'une branche qui se perpétua jusqu'au XIIIe siècle
  • 2. Foulques de Meulan, cité en 1069.

On ne sait pas pourquoi Galéran de Meulan ne succéda pas à son frère Hugues III.

Une autre fille est connue, sans que l'on sache de quelle union elle était issue :

  • 1. Duda, mariée à Guillaume de Moulins-la-Marche, fils de Gautier de Falaise.

Notes et références

1.↑ Tout ceci est mentionné par une charte de Saint-Père de Chartres de qui porte les signatures suivantes, dans l'ordre et très littéralement: "Galéran comte, Hugues fils aîné, Aélis épouse, Galéran fils, Foulques fils" (éd. Guérard, p. 117-118[précision nécessaire])

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English summary:

Galeran or Valeran III became the Viscount (Vicomte) Meulan in 1005. He called himself Count (Comte) shortly before 1015. He was the son of Hugh Vicomte Meulan and Oda du Vexin.

The year he was born is uncertain, but it is estimated to be between 990 and 995 as his father was born in 965, and he was sufficiently powerful to take the title of Count in 1015.

In 1013, he became an ally of the Comte Eudes II of Blois. He fought Duke Richard II of Normandy and King Robert II of France.

In a letter from the Bishop Fulbert of Chartres dated in 1015, he is addressed as Comte, and is encouraged to switch allegiances and side with the King of France. He also sides with the Duke of Normandy in 1023, and excludes from taxes the monks of Fecamp. Between 1027 and 1031, he opposes the Abbey Jumieges over the land of Bouafle.

In 1041, with his cousin Raoul Vexin IV, he rebels against King Henry I, but is defeated. He retains his lands with the support of the Duke of Normandy.

Galeran III dies on December 8, 1069, and his son Hugh III succeeds him.

He married Ode before 1015 (she was still alive in 1030), who gave birth to Hugh III (d. 1080), Comte Meulan, and Adeline (d. 1081), Comtesse de Meulan, who married Henry the Bearded (c. 1015 - d. 1094) Lord (or Seigneur) of Beaumont.

His second wife was Aelis, who gave birth to two other children: Galeran (cited in 1066 and whose branch continues until the 13th century) and Fulke (cited in 1069). There is no reason given why Galeran did not succeed his brother Hugh III on his death.

Another girl is known, although by whom she was born is not:

Duda, married to William de Moulins-la-Marche, son of Walter of Falaise.

(Marie is not listed.)

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Waleran III:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p382.htm#i3812

Waleran III de Meulan, Comte de Meulan

  • M, #3812
  • Last Edited=30 Jan 2010

Waleran III de Meulan, Comte de Meulan married Aubreye (?).[1]

Waleran III de Meulan, Comte de Meulan gained the title of Comte de Meulan.

Child of Waleran III de Meulan, Comte de Meulan

  • 1. Adeline de Meulan+ d. c 8 Apr 1081

Citations

1. [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family." -------------------- Robert married Adèle (Alix) DE VEXIN, daughter of Cte Gautier II "Le Blanc" DE VEXIN Count of Valois & Amiens and Adélaïde DE VERMANDOIS, in 989. (

Adèle (Alix) DE VEXIN was born in 974 in Vexin, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France and died in 1064.)

http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/5/5121.htm

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Galeran III, comte de Meulan's Timeline

990
990
Mellent Normandy, , , France
1005
August 26, 1005
- December 8, 1069
Age 15
Meulan, County of Meulan, France
1014
November 30, 1014
Age 24
Pont-Audemer, (Present Region Haute-Normandie), Duché de Normandie, France
1015
1015
Age 25
Ponteaudemer (Present Pont-Audemer), Comté de Rouen (present Department de l'Eure), Duche de Normandie (Present Region Haute-Normandie, France
1069
December 8, 1069
Age 79
Meulan, (Present département des Yvelines), Pays de France (Present Region Île-de-France), France
1991
November 12, 1991
Age 79
SLAKE
November 25, 1991
Age 79
SLAKE
1992
September 3, 1992
Age 79
JRIVE
September 17, 1992
Age 79
September 29, 1992
Age 79