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Guillaume Hiesmes de Normandie (de Tallebot), Comte d'Hiémois et d'Eu

Nicknames: "William of Hieme", "Guillaume d'Eu", "The Bastard; William", "Guillaume I /DeNormande/", "Guillaume William The Bastard of /DeNormandy/"
Birthplace: Seine Inferieure, Normandie, France
Death: Died in Bur. Collegiate Church, Eu
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard I, 'The Fearless', Duke of Normandy and NN Guillaume's mother Richard's mistress Normandie, *
Husband of Beatrice d'Eu; Havlive d'Evreux and Lesceline de Harcourt de Turqueville
Father of NN wife of Gilbert de Brionne; Hue Talbot, Baron de Cleuville; Guillaume II d'Eu, comte de Soissons; Robert FitzGuillaume, comte d'Eu; Margaret d'Eu and 3 others
Half brother of Papia II de Normandie; Geoffrey (Godfrey) fitz Richard de Brionne, comte d'Eu; Guimara - Wymarche; Beatrice of Normandy, Abbess of Montvilliers; Miss de Normandie and 9 others

Occupation: comte d'Hiémois, comte d'Eu, First Count of Eu, 1st Count D'Eu, Count of Eu, Comte, d'Hiémois, d'Eu, Greve av Hiémois och Eu, Count of EU, 1st Degree Count of Eu
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About Guillaume Hiesmes de Normandie (de Tallebot), Comte d'Hiémois et d'Eu

Guillaume FitzRichard de Normandie, Comte d'Hiémos et Comte d'Eu.

Parents: Richard 'Sans-Peur' I & a mistress

Spouse: Lesceline, daughter of Turchetil de Tourville

1. Robert d'Eu

2. Guillaume 'Busac' d'Eu

3. Hugues d'Eu

4. (daughter), married Guillaume de Alderi

LINKS

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#GuillaumeIEudied1057B

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_d%27Eu

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_comtes_d%27Eu

MEDIEVAL LANDS

GUILLAUME de Normandie, son of RICHARD I "Sans Peur" Comte de Normandie & his second wife Gunnora --- (978-1057). The sources are contradictory regarding the parentage of Guillaume Comte d'Hiémois. According to Dudo of Saint-Quentin[1362], he was an illegitimate son of Richard I by a mistress other than Gunnora. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Godefroi et Guillaume" as the two sons of Duke Richard by his concubines[1363]. Robert of Torigny names "unus Godefridus alter…Willermus" as sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" by concubines, recording that Guillaume was first "comes…Aucensis" and after the death of his brother became "comes Brionnensis"[1364]. According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1365], he was the younger son of Geoffroy de Brionne, Richard I's illegitimate son, although the source on which this is based is not known. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Robertus archiepiscopus…ecclesie Rotomagensis et Vuillelmus et Malgerus fratres Richardi comitis…"[1366]. Comte d'Hiémois et Comte d'Eu. Guillaume de Jumièges records the rebellion of "un certain frère du duc, né du meme père…Guillaume" against Duke Richard, after receiving the county of Hiesme, his capture and imprisonment for five years at Rouen, his escape and investment as Comte d'Eu by his brother[1367].

m LECELINE, daughter of TURCHETIL Seigneur de Tourville & his wife --- (-26 Jan [1057/58]). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of "un certain frère du duc, né du meme père…Guillaume" and Lescelina after his escape from imprisonment[1368]. She is named as the wife of Guillaume Comte d'Eu by Orderic Vitalis[1369]. An undated charter, dated to [1049], records that "Lezelina comitissa…cum filiis suis" was expelled "de castro Ou" and donated land on the banks of the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone, Willelmo, Rotberto"[1370]. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Lecelina comitissa Aucensis relicta Willermi comitis" founded "mon. Sancti Petri super Divam virorum et mon. fem. ante urbem Lexoviensem" with "filiis suis Roberto comite Aucensi et Hugone episcopo Lexoviensi"[1371].

Comte Guillaume & his wife had [four] children:

1. ROBERT d'Eu ([1005/10]-8 Sep [1089/93], bur Le Tréport). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Robert, héritier de son comté, Guillaume comte de Soissons et Hugues, évêque de Lisieux" as the three sons of Guillaume and Lescelina[1372]. He succeeded his father as Comte d'Eu.

- see below.

2. GUILLAUME "Busac" d'Eu (-[1076]). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Robert, héritier de son comté, Guillaume comte de Soissons et Hugues, évêque de Lisieux" as the three sons of Guillaume and Lescelina[1373]. An undated charter, dated to [1049], records that "Lezelina comitissa…cum filiis suis" was expelled "de castro Ou" and donated land on the banks of the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone, Willelmo, Rotberto"[1374]. Comte de Soissons, by right of his wife.

- COMTES de SOISSONS.

3. HUGUES d'Eu (-17 Jul 1077). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Robert, héritier de son comté, Guillaume comte de Soissons et Hugues, évêque de Lisieux" as the three sons of Guillaume and Lescelina[1375]. An undated charter, dated to [1049], records that "Lezelina comitissa…cum filiis suis" was expelled "de castro Ou" and donated land on the banks of the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone, Willelmo, Rotberto"[1376]. He is named as brother of Robert Comte d'Eu by Orderic Vitalis[1377]. Bishop of Lisieux. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Lecelina comitissa Aucensis relicta Willermi comitis" founded "mon. Sancti Petri super Divam virorum et mon. fem. ante urbem Lexoviensem" with "filiis suis Roberto comite Aucensi et Hugone episcopo Lexoviensi"[1378].

4. [daughter . m ---.]

a) GUILLAUME "de Alderi" (-hanged 1096). Florence of Worcester records that "Willelmi de Owe…dapiferum illius Willelmum de Alderi filium amitæ illius" was hanged in [1096] for his part in the conspiracy against William II King of England[1379]. "Willelmum de Alderi" has not yet been identified but, if "amita" is translated in its strict sense of paternal aunt, he was presumably the son of a daughter of Guillaume de Normandie Comte d'Eu.

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WIKIPEDIA (fr)

Guillaume d'Eu (vers 978-vers 1057), fut comte d'Hiémois et comte d'Eu.

Biographie

Il est le fils du duc Richard Ier de Normandie et d’une frilla[réf. nécessaire].

Il se rebelle contre son demi-frère Richard II de Normandie quand il refuse de lui rendre hommage pour le comté d'Hiémois qu'il avait obtenu de son père[réf. nécessaire]. Il est capturé les armes à la main, est emprisonné à la tour de Rouen, où il reste cinq ans sous la garde de Turquetil d'Harcourt. Il s'évade et après avoir erré quelque temps, il se réconcilie avec son frère. Richard II de Normandie, non seulement lui pardonne, mais, au lieu du comté d'Hiémois, qu'il avait confisqué, il lui donne en 1002 celui d'Eu qu'il avait ôté à son neveu Gilbert de Brionne[réf. nécessaire].

Guillaume ajoute des constructions importantes à la forteresse bâtie par Rollon et fait élever dans l'enceinte du château d'Eu l'église collégiale de Notre-Dame. Il est aussi sire de Montreuil et de Dives.[réf. nécessaire]

Il meurt le 4 janvier; mais on ne marque pas en quelle année. Il est cité dans des chartes de Jumièges et de Bourgueil en mai 1012 et 1035.[réf. nécessaire]

Mariage et descendance

Il épouse Lesceline d’Harcourt († 1058), fille de Turquetil d'Harcourt, qui avait été son geôlier. Lesceline est la fondatrice de l'abbaye de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives et elle fait don de terres à la Sainte-Trinité de Rouen en 1049. Ils ont pour descendance connue :

   * Robert d’Eu (1022-1089), succède à son père au comté d'Eu ;
   * Guillaume Busac (avant 1025-1077), comte d'Hiémois, puis comte de Soissons de jure uxoris;
   * Hugues d'Eu, évêque-comte de Lisieux de 1049 à 1077.

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-------------------- After Godfrey's Count of Eu rebelled c996, William was given the title of Comte d'Eu. He had already been Count of Heimois (or Exmes as it is now known).

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curt_hofemann@yahoo.com:

ID: I03516 William Hieme Count d' Eu

I have seen it written ‘Heimes’ or ‘the Heimois’.

Also from below it appears that EU was originally called ‘Exmes’ and/or ’the Exmesin of Heimois’.

died: (take your choice):

2.I kurz vor (shortly bef) 1040 [Ref: ES III:693]

about 1054 [Ref: David C. Douglas “William the Conqueror”]

Jan 2 year unknown but before wife (d. Jan 26 1057/8) [Ref: CP V:151]

an 2-26 1057/8 [Ref: Moriarty p267]

founded Collegiate Church of Eu [Ref: CP V:151]

received from father the comte of the Exmesin of Hiemois. [Ref: CP V:151]

Comte d'Hiemois, Comte d'Eu [Ref: Leo van de Pas http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/bio/roberteubio.html]

Count of Exmes (later Eu) [Ref: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/james/f030.htm#I1402X2]

   Count d'Exmes (Eu), Earl of Arques and Toulouse [Ref: Malinda Thiesse 20 Jul 2002] Note: Earl is an English _only_ title & I am skeptical of his connection to Toulouse in far se France whereas his father was duc d'Normandie in far nw France...
   Curt 

Lord of Montruel [Ref: Turton] Note: Montreuil?

   rebelled against half-brother, Richard II, and was imprisoned at Rouen. After escaping, he submitted to the Duke, was pardoned, and was given the comte of Eu, of which his nephew, Gilbert (ancestor of the family of Clare) had been recently deprived. [Ref: CP V:151] Note: CP has (I believe) confused the chronology. It was William’s brother Godfrey/Godfroi who rebelled & was deprived of Eu. Godfrey’s son (William's nephew) Gilbert/Giselbert ‘Crispin’ did assume the land and title when William died, but he was assassinated in 1040. Note: Gilbert’s date of death from Altschul, ES III:156, Wagner, Watney & Wurts who all say either 1040 or thereabouts seems to confirm the date of death of William per ES III:693 as shortly bef. 1040… Curt

When Godfrey was deprived, Eu was awarded to his brother William, who had been Count of Heimois. [Ref: TAF 28 Mar 2001]

Note: In terms of the death date, I will keep the one I have because Gilbert (who I have as his son-in-law) became Count of Eu and d. 1040; so William had to have died at least a year or two before 1040.

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Guillaume FitzRichard de Normandie, Comte d'Hiémois et Comte d'Eu's Timeline

970
970
Seine Inferieure, Normandie, France
980
980
Age 10
Battlesdon, Bedford, England
1000
1000
Age 30
Eu, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
1014
1014
Age 44
France?
1021
1021
Age 51
Of, Normandie
1022
1022
Age 52
Eu, Seine Infereiure, Normandy, France
1032
1032
Age 62
Eu, Normandy, France
1037
1037
Age 67
Frampton, Gloucestershire, , England
1057
January 4, 1057
Age 87
Bur. Collegiate Church, Eu
1057
Age 87
Collegiate Church of Eu