Gisla or Gisela de Montfort-sur-Risle (de Bastembourg) (c.978 - 1077) MP

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Nicknames: "Gisele /De Bertrande/"
Birthplace: Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy,France
Death: Died in Normandy, France
Occupation: Dame, de Montfort-sur-Risle
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Gisla or Gisela de Montfort-sur-Risle (de Bastembourg)

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Gisla de Montfort-sur-Risle was the daughter of Thurstan de Bastembourg. Her mother's name is unknown.

She was the sister of Hugues I, "cum Barba" Montfort-sur-Risle and Guillaume Bertran.

She married Giroie (Geroius) Seigneur d'Echauffour et de Montreuil, son of Arnold and an unknown wife. They had seven boys and four girls: Arnaud, Guillaume, Folques, Raoul, Robert, Hugues, Giroie, Eremburge, Hawise (f.), Emma, Adelaise.

Sources and Notes

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

Daughter of Thurstan de Bastembourg

GISLA de Montfort-sur-Risle . Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of Giroie and Gisela daughter of "Toustain de Montfort"[2312]. Her name and father's name are given by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her seven sons and four daughters[2313]. m GIROIE [Geroius] Seigneur d'Echauffour et de Montreuil, son of ARNOLD & his wife ---.

The seven sons and four daughters of Gisla and Giroie were:

  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:
    1. GUILLAUME . Son of Arnaud de Montreuil, he gave the church and tithes of Giverville to the monks of La-Trinité-du-Mont at Rouen in [1050/56][207].
  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:
    1. ARNAUD d'Echaffour (-I Jan [1065]). He is named and his parentage given by Orderic Vitalis215. He returned from Apulia in [1064] and was promised the restoration of his inheritance by Guillaume II Duke of Normandy, but was poisoned by Mabile de Bellême[217]. m EMMA, daughter of THURSTAN Haldup & his wife ---. She is named by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father, and as children of her marriage, Guillaume, Reginald, Petronilla, Geva and "several other sons and daughters"[218]. After the murder of her husband, she took refuge with her brother Eudo, steward of the Duke of Normandy, and passed "almost 30 years of honourable widowhood there"[219]. Arnaud & his wife had [eight or more] children:
      1. GUILLAUME . He is named and his parentage given by Orderic Vitalis[220]. He served Philippe I King of France as squire, before going to Apulia where he married "a noblewoman of Lombard stock, secured possession of 30 towns under Robert Count of Loritello and had many sons and daughters"[221].
      2. RENAUD . He is named and his parentage given by Orderic Vitalis220. He became a monk at St Evroul as BENEDICT when he was five years old[222].
      3. PETRONILLA . She is named and her parentage given by Orderic Vitalis220. She became a nun at Angers Sainte-Marie[223].
      4. GEVA . She is named and her parentage given by Orderic Vitalis220. She became a nun at the monastery of Holy Trinity, Caen[224].
      5. other children . Orderic Vitalis states that Arnaud & his wife had "several other sons and daughters"[225].
      6. GUILLAUME (-Rome after Sep 1068). Son of Guillaume & his second wife. They had one child. He is named and his parentage given by Orderic Vitalis, who also specifies that "later on in Apulia he was known as the good Norman"[226]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Guillaume Giroie" left for Apulia and died in Gaeta "Non Feb"[227]. His father-in-law installed him as Duke of Gaeta in [1064], but he rebelled and attempted to repudiate his wife in order to marry Maria, widow of Duke Atenulf I[228]. Orderic Vitalis records that he became commander of the papal army which was victorious in Campania[229]. Amatus records that he gave two churches to Montecassino in Sep 1068[230]. Amatus records that he died in Rome from "a burning fever"[231]. m ([1060/62]) --- di Capua, daughter of RICHARD I Prince of Capua & his wife Frédésende de Hauteville. Amatus records the marriage of the daughter of Richard to "an exceptional knight, small in stature, who was very robust, strong, valiant…his adopted son…William" with the counties of Aquino, Marsia and Campagna as dowry[232].
  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:
    1. GIROIE . Orderic Vitalis names him as son of Foulques by a concubine[235].
    2. FOULQUES . Orderic Vitalis names him as son of Foulques by a concubine[236].
  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 records that Robert and Raoul avenged the mutilation of their brother Guillaume by devastated the lands of Guillaume [II] "Talvas" Sire d'Alençon[244]. Orderic Vitalis records that he was besieged in the castle of St Ceneri by Guillaume II Duke of Normandy "in the 25th year of the duke's reign" ([1060/61]), and that he "died five days after eating a poisoned apple which he had snatched from his wife's hand"[245]. m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---. She is named by Orderic Vitalis, who says that she was the cousin of Guillaume II Duke of Normandy who arranged the marriage[246]. Robert & his wife had one child:
    1. ROBERT (-after Jun 1119). He is named and his parentage given by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he "is now fighting for Henry King of England"[247]. Son of Robert Giroie according to Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he "spent many years with his relatives in Apulia" and was "consobrinus" of Robert III Duke of Normandy, who restored to him the castle of Saint-Céneri previously held by his father which he retained "for about 36 years afterwards"[248]. His castle was attacked "without warning" by Robert de Bellême, triggering open warfare in which Robert Giroie laid waste the country around Alençon for three months, but during his absence Robert de Bellême sacked the castle in [Jul 1092][249]. Seigneur de Saint-Cenery [located south-west of Alençon, near the forest of Ecouves]: "Avesgaudus filius Fulcaudi" donated "ecclesia Sancti Simphoriani et Sancte Marie de Conedrario" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans by charter dated 1 May 1103, which names "uxor mea Brita…et Robertus de Sancto Celerino gener meus…filia…mea Felicia ipsius Roberti uxor"[250]. A charter dated to [1110] confirms the donation by "Robertus, Giroi filius" of revenue at "Conedrarium", donated by "Avesgaudus socer eius" when he became a monk, to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans, with the consent of "Britta uxor…dicti Avesgaudi et Felicia filia eorum, exor prefati Roberti"[251]. He rebelled against Henry I King of England in Jul [1118], supported by Foulques IV Comte d'Anjou, but was pardoned in Jun 1119 at the request of Comte Foulques[252]. m firstly RADEGUNDE, daughter of --- (-1092). Orderic Vitalis records the death of "Geroianus…Radegundis uxor eius" and "Guillelmus infans filius eius" who was a hostage to "Rodbertus Belesmensis", in the same year that the castle of Saint-Céneri was plundered by Robert de Bellême[253]. m secondly (after 1092) FELICIE de Connerré, daughter of AVESGAUD Seigneur de Connerré & his wife ---. "Avesgaudus filius Fulcaudi" donated "ecclesia Sancti Simphoriani et Sancte Marie de Conedrario" to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans by charter dated 1 May 1103, which names "uxor mea Brita…et Robertus de Sancto Celerino gener meus…filia…mea Felicia ipsius Roberti uxor"[254]. Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[255]. A charter dated to [1110] confirms the donation by "Robertus, Giroi filius" of revenue at "Conedrarium", donated by "Avesgaudus socer eius" when he became a monk, to the church of Saint-Vincent du Mans, with the consent of "Britta uxor…dicti Avesgaudi et Felicia filia eorum, exor prefati Roberti"[256]. Robert & his first wife had one child:
      1. GUILLAUME (-1092 or after). Orderic Vitalis records the death of "Geroianus…Radegundis uxor eius" and "Guillelmus infans filius eius" who was a hostage to "Rodbertus Belesmensis" allegedly poisoned by his captor, in the same year that the castle of Saint-Céneri was plundered by Robert de Bellême[257].
      2. GUILLAUME . The first of the SIX children that Robert and his SECOND wife had. Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[258]. He and his brother inherited Saint-Céneri from their father[259].
      3. ROBERT . Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[260]. He and his brother inherited Saint-Céneri from their father259.
      4. MATHIEU . Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[261].
      5. AGATHA . Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[262].
      6. DAMETA . Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[263]. same person as…? DAMETA . A Norman woman. Her son granted her the manor of Chelsea for an annual rent of £4[264]. There is no proof that this co-identity is correct. However, the chronology is favourable and no other person with this name has yet been found in the primary sources consulted during the preparation of the present document. Mistress of: ETIENNE de Blois Comte de Mortain, son of ETIENNE Comte de Blois & his wife Adela of England (Blois [1096/97]-Dover 25 Oct 1154, bur Faversham Abbey, Kent). He succeeded in 1135 as STEPHEN King of England.
      7. AVELINE . Orderic Vitalis records that "Geroianus" married "Feliciam…Guarnerii de Coneraia filiam" as his second wife and had three sons "Guillelmum…et Rodbertum ac Matthæum" and three daughters "Agatham, Damatam et Avelinam"[265].
  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:
    1. GUILLAUME de Pont-Echanfrey . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage[270].
    2. RAOUL de Pont-Echanfrey (-after 1130). Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage, and says that he "later fought loyally for Robert Guiscard"[271]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Rob de ponte Erchenfr" in Surrey[272]. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Robt de Ponte Erchenfr et Richelda uxor sua" in Norfolk[273]. m RICHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 1130). The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Robt de Ponte Erchenfr et Richelda uxor sua" in Norfolk[274].
  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:
    1. RAOUL de Merlerault . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage[278].
    2. GUILLAUME de Merlerault . Orderic Vitalis gives his parentage[279]. m ---. The name of Guillaume's wife is not known. Guillaume & his wife had two children:
      1. RAOUL de Merlerault . Son of Guillaume according to Orderic Vitalis, who says that he and his brother were "our neighbours"[280].
      2. ROGER de Merlerault . Son of Guillaume according to Orderic Vitalis, who says that he and his brother were "our neighbours"[281].
  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 ---.
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Gisele DE BERTRANDE

   * Birth: 0972, Heugon, Pas-de-Calais, France
   * Partnership with: Giroie DE ESCHAUFFON
         o Child: Hawise DE ESCHAUFFEN Birth: 1000, Heugon, Pas-de-Calais, France

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968
968
of, Heugon, Pas-De-Calais, France
978
978
Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy,France
1002
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Age 24
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 26
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 29
Echaffour, Normandy, France
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Age 30
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 32
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 34
Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 36
Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France
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Age 38
Of, Montreuil, Pas-En-Calais, France