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About Gilbert/Gautier de Saint Valéry
GILBERT, son of --- . Avocat de Saint-Valéry .
m PAPIA, illegitimate daughter of RICHARD I Comte [de Normandie] & his mistress --- ([1000/05]-).
Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard had two daughters by his concubines but does not name them.
It is not certain that Papia, wife of Gilbert de Saint-Valéry, was the daughter of Richard I.
Orderic Vitalis names her father "Duke Richard", although it is not clear from the text to which duke Richard he refers, and confirms her name Papia in a different passage. The second passage elaborates that Papia was daughter of "Ricardi iunioris ducis Normannorum".
Some authors have taken this to refer to Duke Richard III, presumably inspired by Robert de Torigny who names "Papiam uxorem Walteri de Sanct Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baioeis" as the two daughters of Duke Richard III. This is, however, chronologically impossible assuming that it is correct, as asserted by Orderic Vitalis, that Papia's grandson, Richard de Heugleville, helped Guillaume II Duke of Normandy in the 1054 rebellion when he was already old enough for Geoffroy de Neufmarché to be his son-in-law.
Neither of the passages in Orderic Vitalis names Papia's mother. It is tempting to imagine that she was Duke Richard II's second wife of the same name. However, it is also chronologically inconsistent with the 1054 references to Papia's grandson for Papia to have been the daughter of duke Richard II
Assuming that all this speculation is correct, Papia must have been born in the early years of the 11th century and therefore she must have been the daughter of Richard I.
Gilbert & his wife had one child:
1. BERNARD de Saint-Valéry . Orderic Vitalis names him, gives his parentage, and names his two sons. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le sire de S. Wallery" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066.
m ---. The name of Bernard's wife is not known. Bernard & his wife had two children:
a) GAUTHIER de Saint-Valéry . Orderic Vitalis names him and his father851. William of Tyre names "Walterius de Sancto Valerius Bernardusque filius eius" among those present at the capture of Nikaia in 1097.
m ---. The name of Gauthier's wife is not known. Gauthier & his wife had one child:
i) BERNARD de Saint-Valéry . William of Tyre names "Walterius de Sancto Valerius Bernardusque filius eius" among those present at the capture of Nikaia in 1097. Orderic Vitalis also names him as son of Gauthier, with whom he was present at the capture of Nikaia in 1097.
b) RICHARD de Saint-Valéry . Orderic Vitalis names him and his father, specifying that he "for many years fought for the duke of Normandy his great uncle" who arranged his marriage. Orderic also says that Richard established "a borough on the Scie, in the place formerly called Isneauville, which he named Auffay". He supported Guillaume II Duke of Normandy against the rebellion of Guillaume d'Arques in .
m as her second husband, ADA, widow of HERLUIN de Heugleville, daughter of ---. She is named wife of Richard by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father857. Richard & his wife had two children:
i) GILBERT d'Auffay . He is named as son of Richard by Orderic Vitalis, who also names his wife, father-in-law, and their three children.
ii) ADA de Heugleville . She is named as daughter of Richard by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her husband who helped his father-in-law during the rebellion of Guillaume d'Arques.
m (before 1054) GEOFFROY de Neufmarché, son of THURKILL de Neufmarché & his wife ---.
-------------------- Advocate of Saint-Valery Gilbert de St. Valéry died after 1011.
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St Valery-en-Caux, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
of St Valery, France
St Valery, En Caux, Normandy, France
Seigneur of Hugleville and Auffay in Normandy