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Gerald de Gourni (de Gournay), Baron Of Gournay

Also Known As: "Gerald"
Birthplace: Gournay-En-Bray, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Caistor Next Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh III de Gournay, Seigneur de Gournay et Brai and Basilia Flaitel
Husband of Editha 'Edith' de Warenne
Father of Aimée de Gournay; Gundred de Gournay; Hugh Baron de Gourni and Hawise de Gournay
Brother of Guillaume de Gournay
Half brother of Sir Richard Talbot

Occupation: Sieur de Gournay-en-Bray, de Yarmouth
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About Gerald de Gourni, Baron Of Gournay


   * Birth: 1070, Normandy, France
   * Partnership with: Edith DE WARENNE
         o Child: Gundred DE GOURNAY Birth: 1090, Northumberland, England

Descendants of Gerard DE GOURNAY


     2 Gundred DE GOURNAY
       =Nigel DE AUBIGNY
           3 Roger DE MONTBRAY
             =Alice DE GAUNT
           3 Henry DE AUBIGNY
             =Cecily DE CHAWORTH

10 Sir Gerald de GOURNAY m Edith de WARRENNE

Edith was the daughter of William, Earl of WARENNE and Gundred of England and Grandaughter of King William, Duke of Normandy Gerald was a staunch supporter of William Rufus against his brother Robert Curthose, using his fortresses at Gournay, La Ferte, Gaillefontaine and Eacouche, which latter he had come into as the inheritance of his mother, Basilia. After the problem of the two brothers was settled, Gerard went on the first crusade in 1096, when he was killed in battle. After his death Editha remarried to Dreux de MONCEAUX

See the Sauveur branch here

Chilkdren of Gerald and Edith
  • 12......Hugh IV b abt 1076 d 1180 (This death record is in my view doubtful, but he was said to be of great age)
  • 13......Gunnora (Gundred) b abt 1078 m Sir Richard TALBOT of Swanscombe
  • 14......Gundredb abt 1097 Northumberland m Neil d'AUBIGNY Jun 1118 Note:Neil was the son of Roger d'Aubigny and Amice de Mowbray
  • 15......Amice dob unknown m Richard de TALBOT aft 1181
  • 16......Haywise dob unknown The Annals of Bermondsey record the donation by "Hawisia de Gurnay" of "ecclesiam de Inglescombe in comitatu Somerset" to the abbey in 1112
  • 17......Walter dob unknown


Baron of Yarmouth

Gerard de Gournay, Baron of Yarmouth, was a grand Seigncur. He married Edith, daughter of William, Earl of Varenne in France, and 1st Earl of Warren and Surrey, in England, so created by William, the Conqueror, with whom he came to England in 1066. They had five children: Hugues III, Gautier, Anseau, Gonnor and Gundred. He went on the First Crusade and died on the way home on the 8th of May, 1097. Edith, who had accompanied him, was taken back to Normandy by Drogon, a Chevallier and friend of Gerard, who after married her, and they had a son. Drogon had rich manoirs of his own, but Henry I, of England, under pretense of danger to Gerard's children, put senechals in all their manoirs, took their fortresses, and took Gerard's children to himself. Of the above children their daughter, Gundred de Gournay, married Nigel d'Albini, and Gonner.

(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 469)


Gerard de Gournai was also called seigneur de Gourny-en-Brai Gerold de Gournay.

He married Edith de Warenne, daughter of Guillaume I de Varennes, 1st Earl of Surrey and Gundred of Flanders, before 1091.

See "My Lines"

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from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( ) -------------------- Birth: unknown Normandy, France Death: 1104

Gerard de Gournay was the son of Hugh de Gournay and Basilia Flatel. He lived during the reign of William Rufus and was in high favor, adhering to him against Robert Curthose in 1089 [Ord. Vital; Dugdale's Baronage, vol i. p. 430]. He married Editha, daughter of William Earl Warren, by Gundred. After 1096, Gerard de Gournay assumed the cross and accompanied Robert Curthouse into the Holy Land on the first crusade. He later returned on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, along with his wife Editha, but died on his way there. His widow married, as her second husband, Dreux de Monceaus. Gerard founded the priory of Lessingham in Norfolk, which was attached to the Abbey of Bec in Normandy. ~ The Record of the House of Gournay, pp. 17-18, 22 From Gen-Medieval Archives: Gournay Family Pedigree. 193 From: (Douglas Richardson) Subject: Gournay Family Pedigree Date: 19 Jan 2003 17:36:28 -0800 Gerard de Gournay, of Caister, Norfolk, seigneur of Gournay-en-Brie, la Ferte-en-Brie, and Gaillefontaine, founder of Lessingham Priory, Norfolk, son and heir. He married before 1091 Aidieve or Ediva de Warenne, daughter of William de Warenne, lst Earl of Surrey, by Gundred, sister of Gerbod, Earl of Chester, and daughter of Gerbod. Her maritagium included the manor of Mapledurham, co. Oxford. They had one son, Hugh, and one daughter, Gundred. He and his father witnessed the foundation charter of Holy Trinity Caen in 1082 by King William the Conqueror. In 1090, he stood by William Rufus against Duke Robert, and, on their reconciliation, his allegiance and castles in Normandy were transferred to Duke Robert. He and his mother confirmed all of his father's gifts to the Abbey of Bec. He accompanied Robert, Duke of Normandy, on a crusade in 1096, and was with Bohemond in the advance from Nice in Bythinia. Gerard de Gournay was living in 1104, and is said to have died on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His widow, Aideve, married (2nd) Drew de Monceaux (living 1131). They had one son, Drew. [Sources cited: Delisle and Berger, Actes de Henry II vol. 1, no. 325 (mentions wife "Edwa" [recte Ediua] (not seen). Daniel Gurney, Record of the House of Gournay (1858), pp. 22 (chart), 63-72. Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 7 (1922): 153-157; 19 (1937): charts fol. pg. 99. Oxfordshire Record Society 7 (1925): 7-15. Curia Regis Rolls 6 (1932): 272-273. Paget (1957), 266: 1-4 (sub Gurnay); 569:1 (sub Warren)

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 Hugues de Gournay (1040 - 1093)
 Basilia Flaitel

 Edeva de Warenne*
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Gerald de Gourni, Baron Of Gournay's Timeline

Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Gournay-En-Bray, Normandy, France
Age 30
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Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
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Gournay, Normandy, France
Age 38
Caistor Next Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Age 38