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Henri II d'Eu, Lord Hastings, Count of Eu

Also Known As: "Henry", "Lord Hastings"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England or Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Hastings, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Foucarmont Abbey, Hastings, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean (John) d'Eu, Comte d'Eu and Alice d'Aubigny
Husband of Mathilde (Mahaut)(Maud) de Warenne
Father of Raoul (Ralph) d'Eu; Alix d'Eu, heretiere & comtesse d'Eu, Lady Hastings; Guy (Hastings) d'Eu and Jeanne d'Eu
Brother of Ida Hastings d'Eu; John Hastings; Robert Hastings; Margaret Hastings and Adam Hastings

Occupation: Lord Hastings, Count of Eu
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About Henri II, comte d'Eu

Henri Comte d'Eu, Lord Hastings II

HENRI d'Eu (-12 or 16/17 Jul [1190/91], bur Fécamp). "Johannes comes Augi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport by a charter dated [1169/70], witnessed by "Henricus et Robertus filii comitis et A[elicia] comitissa Augi"[2373]. He succeeded his father as Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings. “Alizia comitissa Augi” donated "terram meam de Snergate, infra wallum et extra" to Robert´s Bridge Abbey, for the souls of “Willielmi comitis Arundeliæ patris mei et Aliziæ reginæ matris meæ et…domini mei J. comitis Augi et Godefridi fratris mei et Matildis et Margaretæ filiarum mearum”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Henrico comite Augi, Roberto fratre eius, Aluredo de Sancto Martino…”[2374]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Henricus de Augo" paying "xxxiii l vi s viii d" in Sussex[2375].

m ([after 1172]) as her second husband, MATHILDE, widow of OSBERT de Préaux, daughter of [HAMELIN d'Anjou Earl of Surrey & his first wife ---] (-before 13 Dec 1228). Her first and second marriages are indicated by the charter dated Mar 1233 under which [her daughter by her second marriage] "Ælicia comitissa Augi in viduitate" granted revenue from "molendino de Duno" to “in matrimonium Ælidæ filiæ Petri de Pratellis fratris mei”[2376]. Her connection with the Warenne family is indicated by the undated charter under which her daughter “Haelisia comitissa Augy quondam uxor Radulfi de Ysondun comitis Augy” donated property to Roche Abbey, witnessed by “domino Willielmo comite Warennæ avunculo meo…”[2377]. Because Mathilde had three children by her first husband who died in [1172], she could not have been the daughter of Hamelin by his wife Isabelle de Warenne. There are therefore two possibilities: either she was Hamelin´s daughter by an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage or she was the daughter of Isabelle de Warenne by her first marriage. The The latter possibility is unlikely as any daughter of Guillaume de Blois Comte de Boulogne would have been Ctss de Boulogne instead of Guillaume´s sister. In any case, the chronology would be tight for Mathilde to have been Isabelle´s daughter. Until more information comes to light, it is supposed that Mathilde was the daughter of Hamelin by an earlier marriage. Thomas Stapleton, in his "Observations on the Great Rolls of the Exchequer of Normandy", records that "Osbert de Préaux" donated tithes from harvest in the parish of Bois l´Evêque to the monks of Holy Trinity of Mont-de-Rouen, for his own soul “those of his parents and of the parents of his wife Matildis”, undated, and that his wife and “their sons Simon and John” granted the tythe to the monks in perpetuity, but he does not cite the source reference[2378]. She married thirdly Henry de Stuteville Lord of Eckington, Derbyshire. The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified. The wording of the charter of her son Pierre, dated to [Jun 1200], suggests that his mother might have died before that date: “Petrus de Pratell” donated annual revenue to Notre-Dame de Beaulieu, for the salvation of “mee et patris mei et matris mee et fratrum meorum...Simonis et Rogeri, Iohannis et Engerranni”[2379]. If this charter is correctly dated, at least two of the donor’s brothers were alive at that time, while his father was certainly deceased. The question then is determining the significance, if any, between his parents not being named in the document while his brothers are named. One possibility is that the unnamed individuals (and therefore including the donor’s mother) were deceased, but the named brothers were living. It should be emphasised that this observation is speculative. Comte Henri & his wife had [four] children:

i) RAOUL d'Eu (-1 May 1186, bur Fécamp). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Raoul et Guy" as the two sons of "Henry et Mahault", adding that Raoul was buried "en la dite eglise de Foucarmont...assez près de ses oncles", and in a later passage that he died in 1186[2380]. Considering the chronology of their mother´s family, it is likely that Raoul and Guy were still children when they died. "Radulfus Augensium comes" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport by a charter dated 1191, naming "antecessores mei comes Robertus et Guillermus filius eius et Henricus avus Henrici iunioris et Johannes pater eiusdem Henrici et idem H[enricus]"[2381]. The necrology of the church of Eu records the anniversary "1 May" of "Radulfi comitis Augi qui dedit nobis xv libras annui redditus ad luminaria ecclesiæ"[2382].

ii) GUY d'Eu (-1185, bur Fécamp). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Raoul et Guy" as the two sons of "Henry et Mahault", adding that Guy was buried "à senestre costé du cueur de l´abbaye de Eu" and in a later passage that he died in 1185[2383]. Considering the chronology of their mother´s family, it is likely that Raoul and Guy were still children when they died.

iii) ALIX d'Eu (-La Mothe Saint Héray [13/15] May 1246). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Aalis et Jehanne" as the two daughters of "Henry et Mahault", adding in a later passage that Alix married "Radulphus de Yssouduno...filz du conte de la Marche mainsné" in 1200, and died in 1245 "à Villeneuve en Poitou en un sien lieu appelé la Mote"[2384]. She succeeded her father as Ctss d'Eu, Lady of Hastings. “Haelisia comitissa Augy quondam uxor Radulfi de Ysondun comitis Augy” donated property to Roche Abbey, for the souls of “…Radulfi filii mei”, by undated charter witnessed by “domino Willielmo comite Warennæ avunculo meo…”[2385]. An order of King John dated 1 Apr 1202 relates intelligence that "filia Com. Aug…uxor Rad de Exoldun mortua est"[2386]. Presumably the report of her death was incorrect, assuming that Alix´s death in correctly recorded in the Chronique des comtes d´Eu. A letter from "W. comes Warrenæ" to "Huberto de Burgo justiciario Angliæ" dated Aug 1219 announces the arrival in England of "dominæ comitissæ Augi neptis vestræ, cognatæ nostræ"[2387]. The relationship between Hubert de Burgh and Alix d´Eu Ctss d´Eu has not yet been traced. “A[lix] comitissa Augi” confirmed that she relinquished "terram de Forz…ex eschæta Guillelmi quondam domini de Forz et comitis Aubemarle" to Louis IX King of France by charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.)[2388]. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "14 May" of "Aelis...comitissa Augi"[2389]. m (1191 or before) RAOUL de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan & his wife [Orengarde ---] (-Melle 1 May 1219, bur Exoudun). He succeeded in 1194 as Comte d'Eu, by right of his wife.

iv) [JEANNE d´Eu (-1252, bur Foucarmont). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Aalis et Jehanne" as the two daughters of "Henry et Mahault", adding that Jeanne married "au conte Pierre Malclerc de Bretaigne" [which is inconsistent with other primary sources], inherited "la viconté de Crieul", and died childless in 1252 "en la conté Witoniensis en l´hospital Bratell" and was buried "à Foucarmont"[2390].]

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Henri II, comte d'Eu's Timeline

1159
1159
Hastings, Sussex, England or Leicestershire, England
1177
1177
Age 18
Shenton, Leicestershire, England
1178
1178
Age 19
Shenton, Leicestershire, England
1179
1179
Age 20
Shenton, Leicestershire, England
1179
Age 20
Hastings, Sussex, England
1183
March 11, 1183
Age 24
Hastings, Sussex, England
March 1183
Age 24
Foucarmont Abbey, Hastings, Sussex, England
1939
February 28, 1939
Age 24
May 10, 1939
Age 24
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