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About Godgifu

Godgifu, or Goda, of England.

Daughter of Æthelred Unræd and Emma de Normandie

Married:

1. Dreux

2. Eustache

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20AngloSaxon%20&%20Danish%20Kings.htm#AethelredIIdied1016A

GODGIFU [Goda] (-before 1049). Her parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis, who says that Godgifu went into exile in Normandy with her brother[1867] in 1013. According to Orderic Vitalis, her first marriage was arranged by Robert II Duke of Normandy[1868], indicating that she probably did not return to England after leaving for exile. However, this information is suspect, assuming that the charter of "Robertus Rex", which names "Comes Drogo…cum duobus fratribus Fulcone…et Rodulpho necnon uxore cum filiis supra memorati Drogonis", is correctly dated to 1025 as Duke Robert did not succeed as duke of Normandy until 1027[1869]. Another possibility is that Drogo's children at that date were born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage. There is no indication of the birth dates of his known children, but the fact that none of them was given a typically Anglo-Saxon name also suggests that Godgifu may not have been the mother of all or any of them. Godgifu's second marriage is referred to by Florence of Worcester[1870].

m firstly ([1025 or before]) DREUX [Drogo] Comte de Mantes et du Vexin, son of GAUTHIER [II] "le Blanc" Comte de Mantes, d'Amiens et du Vexin & his wife Adèle --- (-[13 Aug] 1035).

m secondly ([1036]) as his first wife, EUSTACHE [II] Comte de Boulogne, son of EUSTACHE [I] Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain (-[soon after 1070/1087]).

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Princess Goda of England was born about 1004, lived in Wessex, England and died about 1055 in England .

Princess Goda married Count Dreux of Vexin in 1025. Count Dreux was born about 1000, lived in Vexin, France. He was the son of Walter Valois II and Countess Adele Senlis. He died in 1035 in Bythinia, Asia Minor .

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Godgifu, Princess of the English1,2,3

b. 1003, d. 1055

Godgifu, Princess of the English|b. 1003\nd. 1055|p344.htm#i8469|Æthelred II "the Unready", King of the English|b. c 966\nd. 23 Apr 1016|p335.htm#i5402|Emma Regina|b. c 962\nd. 6 Mar 1052|p343.htm#i7266|Edgar "the Pacific", King of the English|b. c 943\nd. 8 Jul 975|p326.htm#i7268|Ælfthryth, Queen of the English|b. 945\nd. 12 Nov 1002|p332.htm#i7269|Richard I "Sans Peur", Leader of the Normans of Rouen|b. 933\nd. 21 Nov 996|p331.htm#i5197|Gunnor de Crepon|b. 936\nd. 1031|p338.htm#i5196|

Father Æthelred II "the Unready", King of the English4 b. circa 966, d. 23 April 1016

Mother Emma Regina5 b. circa 962, d. 6 March 1052

Charts Descendants of Charlemage

    Godgifu, Princess of the English was sister of Edward the Confessor.6 Also called Goda.1 She was born in 1003. She was the daughter of Æthelred II "the Unready", King of the English and Emma Regina.4,5 Godgifu, Princess of the English married Dreux, comte d'Amiens, son of Gautier II "the White", comte de Vexin, Valois, et Amiens and Adèle de Senlis; Her 1st.7,8,9,4 Godgifu, Princess of the English died in 1035 at age 32 years.3 She married Eustache I, comte de Boulogne, son of Baudouin II, comte de Boulogne and Adelaide van Holland, in 1050; Her 2nd.8,4 Godgifu, Princess of the English died in 1049 at age 46 years.1 She died in 1055 at age 52 years. She died without issue by her second marriage.7

Family 1

Dreux, comte d'Amiens b. circa 974, d. 1035

Child

   * Earl of Hereford Ralph "the Timid" de Sudeley+ b. c 1030, d. 10579,8,6

Family 2

Eustache I, comte de Boulogne b. circa 1004, d. 1049

Citations

  1. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 242-33.
  2. [S206] With additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris Frederick Lewis Weis, Weis: AR 7th ed., 235-20.
  3. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Bældæg, 82.
  4. [S1278] K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, pg. 1101.
  5. [S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 382, genealogy table 11, England 802-1066, (a) the House of Wessex, 802-1066..
  6. [S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, XI:App. D, pg. 110.
  7. [S484] Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, pg. l.
  8. [S1075] Translated and edited by Michael Swanton, ASC+, pg. 288.
  9. [S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 382.

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B: Abt 1004 Of, , Wessex, England

D: Abt 1055 , , , England

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Goda of England

(Old English: Godgifu; 1004 – 1055) was a Princess of England. She was the daughter of King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife Emma of Normandy, and sister of King Edward the Confessor. She married firstly Drogo of Mantes, count of the Véxin, and had a son by him: Ralph the Timid, earl of Hereford.

She married secondly Eustace II, count of Boulogne in 1025. This marriage was childless.

After the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror, the lands owned by Goda in Buckinghamshire were given to the Norman knights Bertram de Verdun, lord of Farnham Royal, and Raoul, count of Fougères.

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Often dismissed on the family tree, Goda was a Princess of England and sister to Edward the Confessor. She married first Drogo of Mantes Count of the Vexin, then Eustace II, count of Boulogne in 1035.

After the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror, the lands owned by Goda in Buckinhamshire were given to Norman knights.

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps09/ps09_490.htm

Stuart's "Royalty for Commoners" (242:33), calls her Goda.

TRACY ancestor list of Leona Ferrell ORR: Princess Goda died 1054.

ANCESTRAL ROOTS OF CERTAIN AMERICAN COLONISTS, F. L. Weis, Edition 7: p 201 - Dreux, Count of Vexin, married Godgifu. She died 1055. Godgifu, daughter of Aethelred II & Emma.

IN SEARCH OF THE DARK AGES, Michael Wood:

p 210 - Goda married Dreux, count of the Vexin (an ally of William the Conqueror).

References: [AR7],[PlantagenetA],[RFC]

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Godgifu, Princess of the English1,2,3

b. 1003, d. 1055

Father Æthelred II "the Unready", King of the English4 b. circa 966, d. 23 April 1016

Mother Emma Regina5 b. circa 962, d. 6 March 1052

Charts Descendants of Charlemage

    Godgifu, Princess of the English was sister of Edward the Confessor.6 Also called Goda.1 She was born in 1003. She was the daughter of Æthelred II "the Unready", King of the English and Emma Regina.4,5 Godgifu, Princess of the English married Dreux, comte d'Amiens, son of Gautier II "the White", comte de Vexin, Valois, et Amiens and Adèle de Senlis; Her 1st.7,8,9,4 Godgifu, Princess of the English died in 1035 at age 32 years.3 She married Eustache I, comte de Boulogne, son of Baudouin II, comte de Boulogne and Adelaide van Holland, in 1050; Her 2nd.8,4 Godgifu, Princess of the English died in 1049 at age 46 years.1 She died in 1055 at age 52 years. She died without issue by her second marriage.7

Family 1

Dreux, comte d'Amiens b. circa 974, d. 1035

Child

Earl of Hereford Ralph "the Timid" de Sudeley+ b. c 1030, d. 10579,8,6

Family 2

Eustache I, comte de Boulogne b. circa 1004, d. 1049

Citations

[S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 242-33.

[S206] With additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris Frederick Lewis Weis, Weis: AR 7th ed., 235-20.

[S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Bældæg, 82.

[S1278] K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, pg. 1101.

[S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 382, genealogy table 11, England 802-1066, (a) the House of Wessex, 802-1066..

[S215] Revised by others later George Edward Cokayne CP, XI:App. D, pg. 110.

[S484] Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, pg. l.

[S1075] Translated and edited by Michael Swanton, ASC+, pg. 288.

[S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 382.

Goda of England

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This page is for the English princess, for the Neopagan name for the Goddess see Robert Cochrane (witch).

Goda of England (Old English: Godgifu; French: Godjifu; 1004 – c. 1047[1]) was a Princess of England. She was the daughter of King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife Emma of Normandy, and sister of King Edward the Confessor. She married firstly Drogo of Mantes, count of the Véxin, and had sons by him:

Ralph the Timid, earl of Hereford.

Walter III of the Vexin (d.1063), married Biota (d.1063), daughter of Herbert I of Maine, they both died in suspicious circumstances in the captivity of William I of England.

Fulk (d.1068)

She married secondly Eustace II, count of Boulogne in 1035. This marriage was childless.

After the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror, the lands owned by Goda in Buckinghamshire were given to the Norman knights Bertram de Verdun, lord of Farnham Royal, and Raoul, count of Fougères.

[edit]Source

^ Heather J. Tanner, ‘Eustace (II) , count of Boulogne (d. c.1087)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.

Hynde, Thomas (ed). The Domesday Book: England's History Then and Now. (1995)

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Godgifu's Timeline

1004
1004
Wessex, England
1019
1019
Age 15
Mantes La Jolie, Yvelines, Ile De France, France
1020
1020
Age 16
Amiens, Somme, Picardie, France
1025
1025
Age 21
1025
Age 21
England
1026
1026
Age 22
Mantes (Present Mantes-la-Jolie), Pays de France (Present Region Ile-de-France), France
1030
March 29, 1030
Age 26
Mantes, Pays de France (Present Ile-de-France), France
1030
Age 26
Mantes (Present Mantes-la-Jolie), Pays de France (Present Region Ile-de-France), France
1038
1038
Age 34
Hereford, Herefordshire, England, (Present UK)
1055
1055
Age 51
Lewes Priory, Sussex, England