Guillaume d'Eu, Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings

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Guillaume d'Eu, Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shenton, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Place of Burial: Free Chapel, Hastings Chapel
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert FitzGuillaume, comte d'Eu and Béatrice de Falaise
Husband of Jenare (Elesende, Helissende) d'Avranches and Béatrice de Builly
Father of John de Hastings; William de Hastings; Walter de Hastings; Henry de Hastings; Odard d'Eu and 3 others
Brother of Raoul D'Eu; Robert d'Eu; Walter Hastings; Condoha d'Eu; Eremburge D'Eu and 4 others
Half brother of Geoffrey "le Marshal" de Venoix

Occupation: LORD OF HASTINGS, COUNT OF EU, Count of D'Eu
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About Guillaume d'Eu, Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings

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GUILLAUME d'Eu (-2 Jan after 1096). "Robertus comes Augensis…uxore Beatrice et filiis meis Radulfo, Willermo atque Roberto" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport by a charter dated 1036, witnessed by "Hugo vicecomes"[2328]. Domesday Book records land held by “William de Eu” in King´s Somborne in Somborne Hundred, Deane in Chuteley Hundred, and Silchester in Holdshott Hundred in Hampshire, in Reading, Kintbury and Wantage Hundreds in Berkshire, numerous land-holdings in Wiltshire, land in Hertfordshire[2329]. He ravaged Gloucestershire in 1089 after plundering Berkeley castle[2330]. He succeeded in [1093] as Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings. Florence of Worcester records that "Willelmi comes de Owe" deserted Robert Duke of Normandy in [1093/94] "won over by his greediness of lucre and attracted by the promise of vast domains" by William II King of England[2331]. Florence of Worcester records that "Northymbrensis comes Rotbertus de Mulbrei et Willelmus de Owe" conspired against William II King of England in [1095], planning to place "filium amitæ illius Stephanus de Albamarno" on the English throne[2332]. The same source records that Guillaume was captured after being vanquished in a duel, and condemned at Salisbury 13 Jan 1096 to be blinded and castrated[2333]. The necrology of the church of Eu records the death "2 Jan" of "Guillelmus primus comes Augi, fundator hujus ecclesiæ"[2334]. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "2 Jan" of "Augensis comes Guillermus...Roberti, nostri monasterii fundatoris, filii"[2335]. m firstly BEATRICE, sister of ROGER de Builly Lord of Tickhill, daughter of --- & his wife --- (-2 Sep ----). She is named as the first wife of Comte Guillaume in the Complete Peerage, which does not cite the primary source on which the information is based[2336]. The primary source which confirms her origin has not yet been identified. The necrology of Longpont records the death “IV Non Sep” of “Beatrix comitissa”[2337]. m secondly HELISENDE d'Avranches, daughter of RICHARD Vicomte d'Avranches & his wife ---. Her marriage is referred to by Orderic Vitalis, who says that she was the sister of Hugh Earl of Chester but does not give her name[2338]. Comte Guillaume & his [first/second] wife had [five] children:

a) HENRI d'Eu (-Fécamp 12 Jul 1140). "Henricus comes Augensis filius comitis Willermi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport with the consent of "Margarita comitissa et fratres supradicti comitis Robertus, Willelmus major, Willelmus minor" by a charter dated 1101[2339]. He succeeded his father in 1096 as Comte d'Eu. - see below.

b) ROBERT d'Eu (-1149 or after). "Henricus comes Augensis filius comitis Willermi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport with the consent of "Margarita comitissa et fratres supradicti comitis Robertus, Willelmus major, Willelmus minor" by a charter dated 1101[2340]. 1101/1109. "Johannes Augensium comes" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport referring to "antecessores mei comes Robertus et Guillermus filius eius et Henricus pater meus" by a charter dated 1149, witnessed by "Robertus de Augo"[2341]. m ---. The name of Robert's wife is not known. Robert & his wife had one child: i) THOMAS de Bréançon . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

c) GUILLAUME d'Eu "major" (-[24 Mar ----]). "Henricus comes Augensis filius comitis Willermi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport with the consent of "Margarita comitissa et fratres supradicti comitis Robertus, Willelmus major, Willelmus minor" by a charter dated 1101[2342]. 1101/1109. "Guillaume de Grandcourt son of Guillaume Comte d'Eu" captured Amaury de Montfort Comte d'Evreux at the battle of Bourg-théroulde (Rougemontier) in 1124, but chose to go into exile with him[2343]. [The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "24 Mar" of "Guillermus de Augo, frater Henrici comitis"[2344]. It is not known to which Guillaume this entry refers.]

d) GUILLAUME d'Eu "minor" . "Henricus comes Augensis filius comitis Willermi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport with the consent of "Margarita comitissa et fratres supradicti comitis Robertus, Willelmus major, Willelmus minor" by a charter dated 1101[2345]. 1101/1109.

e) [ALBREDA (-19 Jun ----). The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "19 Jun" of "Albreda, Willelmi comitis filia"[2346]. It is assumed that this entry refers to an otherwise unrecorded daughter of Guillaume Comte d´Eu, but this is not beyond all doubt.] Comte Guillaume had three illegitimate children by an unknown mistress:

f) three children . Orderic Vitalis records that Comte Guillaume "had three children by a concubine" ignoring his second wife[2347].

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From Eu, port of Seine-Maritime. Second son of Count Robert. Second wife, Hugh of Chester's sister. Lord of Sussex rape of Hastings. Rebelled 1088 and 1094; blinded, castrated and executed, 1096. Holdings in 9 southern and western counties.

(Thomas Hinde, The Domesday Book, 1985) -------------------- Comte d'Eu

Lord Hastings

a eu les yeux crevés par William II d'Angleterre

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Guillaume d'Eu, Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings's Timeline

1055
1055
Shenton, Leicestershire, England
1066
1066
Age 11
1088
1088
Age 33
of Dutton, Chesire, , England
1088
Age 33
Normandy, , , France
1095
1095
Age 40
Eu, Seine Maritime, France
1096
1096
Age 41
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1120
1120
Age 41
Glissing, Norfolk, , England
1122
1122
Age 41
Glissing, Norfolk, , England
1125
1125
Age 41
Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, , England
1127
1127
Age 41
Bradenlove, Buckinghamshire, , England