Giroie Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil (Eschauffen), Lord of Escalfoy (c.968 - c.1020) MP

public profile

Is your surname Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil?

Research the Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil family

Giroie Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil, Lord of Escalfoy's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Nicknames: "Girole le Goz /de Montreuil/"
Birthplace: Heugon, Orne, Lower Normandy, France
Death: Died in Montreiul, Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France
Occupation: Sieur, d'Echauffour, de Montreuil-l'Argillé, d'Enghein, de Gisla, de Batenbourg
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About Giroie Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil (Eschauffen), Lord of Escalfoy

Vital Statistics

  • Also called Geroius. Son of Arnaud (Arnold) "le Gros" and his wife (whose parents are unknown). Died in 1050 or after. Married Gisla, daughter of Thurstan de Bastembourg. Their eleven children were: Arnaud, Folques, Guillaume, Raoul, Robert, Hugues, Giroie, Heremburge, Emma, Adelais and Hawise.

Sources and Notes

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#ArnaudEchaffourdied1065

GIROIE [Geroius], son of ARNAUD "le Gros" & his wife --- (-1050 or after). Son of Arnold according to Orderic Vitalis, he fought with Guillaume de Bellême against Herbert Comte du Maine[199]. Seigneur d'Echauffour et de Montreuil[200], although it is not clear whether Giroie retained these properties after the death of his betrothed whose dowry they were. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Giroie was "issu de deux nobles familles de Francs et de Bretons" and went with Guillaume de Bellême to the court of Duke Richard who granted him the castles of Montreuil et d'Echauffour[201]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that in 1050 Giroie founded the monastery of Saint-Evroul with his grandsons Robert and Hugues de Grantmesnil[202].

Betrothed to ---, daughter of HEUGON. Orderic Vitalis records this betrothal, stating that her dowry was Montreuil and Echauffour, and that she died before the marriage could take place[203].

m GISLA, daughter of THURSTAN de Bastembourg & his wife ---. Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of Giroie and Gisela daughter of "Toustain de Montfort" and names their seven sons and four daughters, in order, "Ernauld, Foulques qui périt avec le comte Gilbert, Guillaume, Raoul Male-Couronne, Robert, Hugues et Giroie et les filles Heremburge, Emma, Adelaide et Hadvise"[204]. Orderic Vitalis names her and her father, as well as her seven sons and four daughters[205].

Giroie & his wife had eleven children:

1. ARNAUD de Montreuil . Orderic Vitalis names him and gives his parentage, saying that he was "accidentally thrown against the sharp corner of a step during a friendly wrestling match with another young athlete at Montreuil…and after breaking three ribs, died within three days"[206]. m ---. The name of Arnaud's wife is not known. Arnaud & his wife had one child:

2. GUILLAUME (-5 Feb ----). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Guillaume fils de Giroye" fought the comte du Mans[208], dated to the early 1030s from the context of the passage. Son of Giroie according to Orderic Vitalis, who recounts that he was "unjustly and cruelly mutilated" by Guillaume "Talvas" son of Guillaume de Bellême who "blinded and emasculated him and cropped his ears"[209]. In another passage, Orderic Vitalis records that "Guillaume fils de Giroie et…ses neveux Hugues de Grentemenil et Robert don frère" restored the monastery of Ouche de Saint-Evroul[210]. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Willermus filius Geroii monachus Becci et nepotes eius Robertus et Hugo de Grentemaisnil" restored "monasterium Sancti Ebrulfi apud Uticum"[211]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Guillaume son of Giroie" was blinded and mutilated on the orders of Guillaume [II] "Talvas" Sire d'Alençon after the latter's second marriage, becoming a monk at Bec three years later[212]. He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem twice, renouncing the world and taking monastic vows at the abbey of Bec after his second journey[213]. The necrology of the monastery of Ouche records the death "5 Feb" of "Guillelmus filius Geroii fundator hujus cœnobii"[214]. m firstly HILTRUDE, daughter of FULBERT de Beina & his wife ---. Orderic Vitalis names her and her father, as well as her son[215]. m secondly EMMA, daughter of WALKELIN de Tannée & his wife ---. Orderic Vitalis names her and her father, as well as her son [216]. Guillaume & his first wife had one child:

3. FOULQUES (-murdered 1040). Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage, says he was a minor when his father died, specifies that he held ½ fee of Montreuil and that he was killed by Gilbert de Brionne[233]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Foulque fils de Giroie" was killed at the same time as Gilbert Comte d'Eu[234], dated to the early part of the reign of Guillaume II Duke of Normandy from the context of the passage. Foulques had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress:

4. RAOUL "Malacorona/ill-tonsured" . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage, lists him as the fourth son but in another passage calls him the "fifth brother" after Robert, saying that he was a minor when his father died and retired as a monk at Marmoutier, dying 6 years later[237]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Raoul surnommé le Clerc" brother of "Guillaume son of Giroie" tried unsuccessfully to dissuade his brother from attending the second marriage of Guillaume [II] "Talvas" Sire d'Alençon, after which Guillaume was attacked[238]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Robert and Raoul avenged the mutilation of their brother Guillaume by devastated the lands of Guillaume [II] "Talvas" Sire d'Alençon[239]. Orderic Vitalis names "Mala-corona" as herald of Bohémond of Apulia at the siege of Antioch[240], although it is not certain that this was the same person.

5. ROBERT (-6 Feb after [1060/61], bur St-Evroul[241]). Son of Giroie, minor when his father died, he restored the monastery of Ouches in 1050 with his brother Guillaume[242]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Robert fils de Giroie" was one of those responsible for the murder of Gilbert Comte d'Eu[243]. Guillaume de Jumièges

6. HUGUES . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage, lists him as the seventh son but in another passage calls him the "sixth brother" after Raoul, says he was a minor when his father died, and that he was "mortally wounded by an ill-aimed shaft carelessly thrown by his squire"[266].

7. GIROIE . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage, says he was a minor when his father died, and raided the land of the church of Lisieux, perishing in a fit of madness on his return to Montreuil "in the flower of his youth"[267].

8. EREMBURGE . Orderic Vitalis gives her parentage, as well as the name of her husband and two sons[268]. m WALKELIN de Pont-Echanfrey, son of ---. Named as husband of Eremburge by Orderic Vitalis[269]. Walkelin & his wife had two children:

9. HAWISE . Orderic Vitalis gives her parentage, her two husbands and seven children, six by her first marriage, one by her second[275]. m firstly ROBERT de Grantmesnil, son of --- (-killed in battle 17 or 18 Jun 1036). m secondly GUILLAUME d'Evreux, son of ROBERT Comte d'Evreux Archbishop of Rouen [Normandy] & his mistress Herleva ---. He is named by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he was "son of Archbishop Robert"[276].

10. EMMA . Orderic Vitalis gives her parentage, and also names her husband, two sons and two grandsons[277]. m ROGER de Merlerault, son of ---. Roger & his wife had two children:

11. ADELAIS . Orderic Vitalis names "quarta filia [Geroii] Adelais", records her marriage to "Salomoni de Sablolio", and names their child "Rainaldum" adding that "cujus proles…Lisiardus" is now a supporter of Henry I King of England in Anjou[282]. m SALOMON de Sablé, son of ---.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Giroie DE ESCHAUFFON

   * Birth: 0970, Heugon, France
   * Death: 1020
   * Partnership with: Gisele DE BERTRANDE
         o Child: Hawise DE ESCHAUFFEN Birth: 1000, Heugon, Pas-de-Calais, France

Descendants of Giroie DE ESCHAUFFON

1 Giroie DE ESCHAUFFON

 =Gisele DE BERTRANDE
     2 Hawise DE ESCHAUFFEN
       =Robert DE GRANDMESNIL
           3 Hugh DE GRANDMESNIL
             =Adeliza DE BEAUMONT
           3 Robert DE GRANDMESNIL
           3 Arnold DE GRANDMESNIL

SOurce:

1. email: JoeAllison@fastmail.fm -------------------- See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p335.htm#i24828 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

view all 18

Giroie Le Goz d'Echauffour et de Montreuil, Lord of Escalfoy's Timeline

968
968
Heugon, Orne, Lower Normandy, France
968
of, Heugon, Pas-De-Calais, France
1002
1002
Age 34
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1004
1004
Age 36
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1007
1007
Age 39
Echaffour, Normandy, France
1008
1008
Age 40
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1010
1010
Age 42
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1012
1012
Age 44
Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1014
1014
Age 46
Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
1016
1016
Age 48
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France