Hawise de Mortimer (1078 - 1139)

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Nicknames: "Advise"
Birthplace: Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
Death: Died in Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Occupation: died about 1189 about age 109
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About Hawise de Mortimer

Hawise Mortimer, daughter of Ralph and Mélisende, married Etienne de Troyes.

Chalemagne Nobility....

ETIENNE de Troyes (before 1070-before 1130, maybe [1127]). Albert of Aix names "Stephanus de Albemarla filius Udonis comitis de Campania" among those present with Adhémar Bishop of Le Puy on the First Crusade[512]. He succeeded his mother in [1082/84] as Comte d’Aumâle.

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[513].

William of Tyre names Etienne Comte d'Albemarle among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders[514]. He was granted the lordship of Holderness in 1102.

Orderic Vitalis reports that he supported Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and Guillaume "Clito" de Normandie against Henry I King of England in 1118[515]. “Stephanus, Albermarlensis comes” founded Saint-Martin, Aumâle by undated charter which names “mater mea Adeliza…Willielmi regis Angliæ avunculi mei”[516].

m (before [1100]) HAWISE de Mortimer, daughter of RALPH de Mortimer of Wigmore, Herefordshire & his first wife Mélisende --- (before 1088[517]-). "Stephen count of Aumâle" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin-des-Champs, Paris with the consent of "Hauisa his wife and her father Ralf de Mortuomari" for the souls of "…Milesenda his wife deceased" by charter dated to [1100][518]. Comte Etienne & his wife had [seven] children:

a) GUILLAUME "le Gros" d'Aumâle (-20 Aug 1179, Abbey of Thornton, co Lincoln). A manuscript genealogy of the Comtes d´Aumâle names “Willielmus le Groos” as son of “Stephani filii Odonis”[519]. He succeeded his father as Comte d’Aumâle, Lord of Holderness. “Gulielmus comes Albemarliæ” founded Melsa Abbey, for the soul of “fratris mei Hingeram”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hingeram fratre comitis”[520]. He was created Earl of Yorkshire by King Stephen in 1138, after distinguishing himself at the battle of the Standard. A manuscript narrating the foundation of Thornton Abbey records that it was founded in 1139 by “Willielmus Grose comes Albermarliæ”, and that “cognati sui Wallevi, prioris de Kyrkham…fratris Simonis comitis Northamtoniæ” arranged the arrival of the first monks[521]. The relationship between the two was through Judith de Lens, maternal grandmother of Waltheof, who was uterine sister of Guillaume´s father. He founded the abbey of Meaux, Yorkshire in 1150.

m CICELY Lady of Skipton, daughter of WILLIAM FitzDuncan of Scotland & his second wife Alice Lady of Skipton (-before 1190). The Cronicon Cumbriæ names “prima…Cecilia…secunda Amabilla…tertia Alicia” as the three daughters of “Willielmus”, son of “Doncani comes de Murrayse”, and his wife Alice, adding that Cicely received the honor of Skipton and married “Willielmo le Grossus comiti Albemarliæ”[522]. Comte Guillaume & his wife had one child:

i) HAWISE d'Aumâle (-11 Mar 1214). The Cronicon Cumbriæ names “Hawysiam” as the child of “Willielmus Grossus comes Albemarliæ” and his wife, adding that he was succeeded by “Willielmus de Fortibus comes Albemarliæ”, in turn succeeded by “alter Willielmus de Fortibus”, and the latter by “Avelina” who married “Edmondo fratri domini Regis E” and died childless[523]. She succeeded her father in 1179 as Ctss d’Aumâle and Lady of Holderness. Robert of Torigny records the marriage of "Guillermus comes de Magnavilla" and "filia Willermi comitis Albæ Marlæ" together with the county of Aumâle in 1179[524]. Ralph de Diceto records that "Willelmus de Magna-villa comes Essexiæ" married "Hadewisam comtis Albimarlæ primogenitam…apud Pleizet in Essexia XIX Kal Feb" in 1180 and was granted his father-in-law´s county[525]. “Hawisia comitissa Albemarlæ” donated property to Garendon Abbey, for the soul of “domini mei Willielmi de Mandevill comitis Essex”, by undated charter which refers to “post mortem domini mei Baldewini de Betunia…Willielmi comitis Albemarle patris mei”[526].

m firstly (Pleshy, Essex 14 Jan 1180) WILLIAM de Mandeville Earl of Essex, son of GEOFFREY de Mandeville Earl of Essex & his wife Rohese de Vere (-[Rouen/Gisors/Le Vaudreuil] Normandy 14 Nov 1189, bur Abbey of Mortemer). He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle in 1180, de iure uxoris.

m secondly (after 3 Jul 1190) GUILLAUME de Forz, son of --- (-1195). He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle, de iure uxoris.

m thirdly (before Jul 1196) BAUDOUIN de Béthune Seigneur de Choques [en-Artois], son of ROBERT “le Roux” Seigneur de Béthune & his wife Adélaïde de Saint-Pol (-Burstwick, Holderness 13 or 14 Oct 1212, bur Abbey of Meaux[527]). He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle in [1195/96], de iure uxoris.

b) ENGUERRAND d’Aumâle (-after 1150). “Gulielmus comes Albemarliæ” founded Melsa Abbey, for the soul of “fratris mei Hingeram”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hingeram fratre comitis”[528].

c) [--- .] m ---. One child:

i) EUPHEMIE . Her origin is indicated by the charter dated to [1150/60] under which “W. comes Albemarle” granted property to “Eufemie nepti mee uxori Roberti de Brus”[529].

Domesday Descendants speculates that she was the daughter of Guillaume´s brother Enguerrand[530], although there seems no reason to choose one of his brothers over any of the others. Another possibility is that she was the daughter of Guillaume´s sister Mathilde, whose husband Guermond de Picquigny is recorded with a sister named Euphemie. “Robertus de Brus” notified his donation to the hospital of St Peter, York by charter dated to [1150/70], witnessed by “domina Eufemia…”[531].

m ROBERT de Brus Lord of Annandale, son of ROBERT de Brus Lord of Skelton and Annandale & his first wife Agnes de Payanell .]

d) ETIENNE d’Aumâle (-after 1150). “Gulielmus comes Albemarliæ” donated property to Melsa Abbey, for the souls of “Hingeram fratris mei et Stephani”[532]. This document does not state that Etienne was another brother of Guillaume but this is implied from the text.

e) daughter . A manuscript history of the foundation of Melsa Abbey records that “Willielmus” had “sorores quatuor, filias Stephani” who married “una…vicedomino de Pynkeney, altera…vicedomino de Verberay, tertia…Bertanno de Brikebet, quarta Willielmo de Romare et postea Petro de Brus”[533].

m RICHARD de Gerberoy, son of ---.

f) ADELISE d'Aumâle (-before [1168][534]). A manuscript history of the foundation of Melsa Abbey records that “Willielmus” had “sorores quatuor, filias Stephani” who married “una…vicedomino de Pynkeney, altera…vicedomino de Verberay, tertia…Bertanno de Brikebet, quarta Willielmo de Romare et postea Petro de Brus”[535]. "Adeliza daughter of [Stephen] count Albemaris" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte for the souls of "Engelger her husband and Robert Bertrand her son" by charter dated to [1151/77][536].

m firstly ROBERT [II] Bertran Seigneur de Briquebec, son of ROBERT [I] Bertran "le Tors" & his wife Suzanne ---.

m secondly as his second wife, INGELGER de Bohun, son of RICHARD de Meri & his wife Lucy --- (-[1168]).

g) MATHILDE d'Aumâle (-after [1160/65]). A manuscript history of the foundation of Melsa Abbey records that “Willielmus” had “sorores quatuor, filias Stephani” who married “una…vicedomino de Pynkeney, altera…vicedomino de Verberay, tertia…Bertanno de Brikebet, quarta Willielmo de Romare et postea Petro de Brus”[537]. She is named in her husband's [1160/65] grant to Southwick Priory for the souls of his and her parents[538].

m as his second wife, GUERMOND de Picquigny Vidame d'Amiens, son of GUERMOND de Picquigny Vidame d'Amiens & his wife Beatrix --- (-[1178]). He appears to have acquired land at Wymering, Hampshire in part through his marriage[539].

h) AGNES d’Aumâle . A manuscript history of the foundation of Melsa Abbey records that “Willielmus” had “sorores quatuor, filias Stephani” who married “una…vicedomino de Pynkeney, altera…vicedomino de Verberay, tertia…Bertanno de Brikebet, quarta Willielmo de Romare et postea Petro de Brus”[540].

m firstly ADAM de Brus, son of ROBERT de Brus Lord of Skelton and Annandale & his first wife Agnes de Payanell (-1143). He succeeded his father in 1141 as Lord of Skelton.

m secondly (after 1143) WILLIAM de Roumare, son of WILLIAM Seigneur de Roumare & his wife Hawise de Reviers (-1151).

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Hawise de Mortimer's Timeline

1078
1078
Wigmore, Herefordshire, England
1095
1095
Age 17
Aumale, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
1107
1107
Age 29
Wigmore,,Herefordshire,England
1108
1108
Age 30
Aumale, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
1115
1115
Age 37
Skelton, Yorkshire, England
1117
1117
Age 39
1117
Age 39
1120
1120
Age 42
France
1129
1129
Age 51
1139
1139
Age 61
Hereford, Herefordshire, England