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Henri d'Eu, Comte d'Eu

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Eu, Seine Maritime, France
Death: Died in Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
Place of Burial: Fécamp Abbey
Immediate Family:

Son of Guillaume d'Eu, Comte d'Eu, Lord of Hastings and Béatrice de Builly
Husband of Maud Hastings; Hermentrude Hastings of Eu and Marguerite de Champagne
Father of Jean (John) d'Eu, Comte d'Eu; Hélissende d'Eu; Stephen Hastings; Maud Hastings and Beatrice Hastings
Brother of Robert Hastings
Half brother of John de Hastings; William de Hastings; Walter de Hastings; Henry de Hastings; Odard d'Eu and 1 other

Occupation: Comte
Managed by: stanley w. duke, jr.
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About Henri d'Eu, Comte d'Eu

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HENRI d'Eu, son of GUILLAUME I Comte d'Eu & his [first/second] wife --- (-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[2352]. He succeeded his father in 1096 as Comte d'Eu. In 1118, he supported a rebellion against Henry I King of England in favour of Guillaume "Clito" de Normandie, but was arrested at Rouen with Hugues de Gournay, "thrown into fetters and forced to surrender his castles"[2353]. He founded Saint-Martin-du-Bosc in [1107] and the abbey of Fécamp in 1129/30[2354]. He became a monk at the abbey of Fécamp. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1140 of "Henricus comes de Ou"[2355]. The necrology of the church of Eu records the anniversary "12 Jul" of "Henrici comitis Augi" who introduced "canonicos regulares" to the church[2356].


m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-30 Mar [1107 or before]). "Henricus comes Augensis" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport "pro salute anime Matildis uxoris mee" with the consent of "frater meus Robertus" by a charter dated 1107[2357]. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "30 Mar" of "Maltildis Augensis comitissa, Henrici comitis...sponsa"[2358].

m secondly ERMENTRUDE, daughter of --- (-17 or 24 Apr ----). The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "17 Apr" of "Hermentrudis Augi comitissa"[2359]. The necrology of Longpont records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of “Hermetrudis comitissa Augi”[2360]. The necrology of Longpont contains numerous references to the Montlhéry family, Comtes de Rochefort (see the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY). The inclusion of Ermentrude suggests that she may be related to that family.

m thirdly MARGUERITE de Sully, daughter of GUILLAUME de Blois Seigneur de Sully & his wife Agnes de Sully (-15 Dec [1145], bur Fécamp). "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[2361]. The necrology of the church of Eu records the death "15 Dec" of "Margareta Augensis comitissa, mater Johannis comitis"[2362]. Comte Henri & his third wife had three children:

1. JEAN [I] d'Eu (-Fécamp 26 Jun 1170, bur Fécamp). Robert of Torigny records that "Johannes filius eius" succeeded on the death in 1140 of "Henricus comes de Ou"[2363]. He succeeded his father in 1140 as Comte d'Eu. "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"[2364]. He became a monk at the abbey of Fécamp. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1170 of "Johannes comes Aucensis"[2365]. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "26 Jun" of "Johannes comes Augi"[2366]. m as her first husband, ALICE de Albini, daughter of WILLIAM de Albini Earl of Arundel & his wife Adelisa de Louvain (-11 Sep [1188], 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"[2367]. Robert of Torigny names "Guillermum primogenitum suum et Godefridum et…comitissam uxorem Johannis comitis Aucensis" as children of "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" & his wife[2368]. "Alizia comitissa Augi" donated property to the abbey of Robert's Bridge for the soul of "Willielmi comitis Arundelie patris mei et Alizie regine matris mee et…domini mei J. comitis Augi et Godefridi fratris mei et Matildis et Margarete filiarum mearum" by undated charter witnessed by "Henrico comite Augi, Roberto fratris eius"[2369]. She married secondly Alured de Saint-Martin. The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified. It is suggested by a charter of King Edward III dated 5 Nov 1337 which confirms various donations to Robert´s Bridge Abbey in Sussex founded by “Aluredus de Sancto Martino”, including “terram de Swergate et pasturam infra wallam” donated by “Aliciæ comitissæ de Augo et Henrici filii eius comitis Augi”[2370]. “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…”[2371]. The necrology of the church of Eu records the anniversary "15 May" of "Aelidis comitissæ Augi" who donated "capellam Sancti Thomæ martyris juxta Criolium"[2372]. Comte Jean & his wife had five children:

a) 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].]

b) ROBERT d'Eu (-Acre ----, bur Jerusalem). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Henry, Robert et Jehan" as the three sons of "Jehan...[et]...Aaliz", adding that Robert was buried in Jerusalem[2391]. "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"[2392]. “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…”[2393]. c) JEAN [II] d'Eu (-4 Aug after 1207, bur Fécamp). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Henry, Robert et Jehan" as the three sons of "Jehan...[et]...Aaliz"[2394]. Comte d'Eu 1202. “Johannes de Augo filius Johannis comitis de Augo” confirmed the donation of "mariscum de Snergate, qui pertinet ad feudum meum de Bilsintone…" to Robert´s Bridge Abbey made by “Aliciæ comitissæ de Augo matris meæ et Henrici comitis de Augo fratris mei”, for the souls of “…Henricis comitis de Augo fratris mei”, by undated charter[2395]. Lord of Billington. He became a monk at Fécamp abbey. The necrology of Ulterioris Portus monastery records the death "4 Aug" of "Johannes filius Johannis comitis"[2396]. d) MATHILDE d'Eu . “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…”[2397]. The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, records that the older of the two daughters of "Jehan...[et]...Aaliz" married "l´aisné d´Estouteville qui estoient trois frères, qui vinrent d´Angleterre eulx marier en Caux"[2398]. m HENRI d´Estouteville, son of ROBERT d´Estouteville & his wife Léonie --- (-1231). e) MARGUERITE d'Eu . "Johannes comes Augi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport "pro anima Matildis sororis mee", buried "III Kal Aug", by a charter dated 1153, on the intercession of "pia mea Margarita"[2399]. “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…”[2400]. The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, records that the younger of the two daughters of "Jehan...[et]...Aaliz" married "au seigneur de Saint Remy en la Rivière" adding that "le seigneur de Saint Remy son filz...Ive" donated property to "l´eglise de Foucarmont" and "ung sien filz...Simon de Saint Remy" founded "leur manoir de Coquereaulmont"[2401]. m --- Seigneur de Saint-Rémy-en-Rivière, son of ---.

Jean had two children, either by his wife or illegitimate:

f) HENRI d'Eu (-after 1196, bur Fécamp). Two charters dated 1195 record the presence of "Henry de Ow, dean of St Mary´s Hastings"[2402]. Dean at St Mary's, Hastings. The Pipe Roll records "Henricus filius comitis de Auco…per plegium Ade fratris sui" in 1196[2403]. The latter source does not name the father of the two brothers but, from a chronological point of view, Jean Comte d´Eu appears to be the only possibility. The fact that the oldest son of Comte Jean is also recorded with the name Henri suggests that this second Henri may not have been born from the same mother. As Jean´s wife outlived him, in that case the two brothers Henri and Adam would have been illegitimate. g) ADAM d'Eu (-before 18 Feb 1228). The Pipe Roll records "Henricus filius comitis de Auco…per plegium Ade fratris sui" in 1196[2404].

2. ETIENNE d'Eu (-after [1140]). The Chronique des comtes d´Eu, written in 1390, names "Jehan et Estienne" as the two sons of "Henry et Marguerite"[2405].

3. MATHILDE d'Eu (-bur 30 Jul 1153). "Johannes comes Augi" made donations to the abbey of St Michel, Tréport "pro anima Matildis sororis mee", buried "III Kal Aug", by a charter dated 1153, on the intercession of "pia mea Margarita"[2406].

Comte Henri had [two possible children, probably illegitimate]:

4. [GUILLAUME d'Eu (-1150 or after). Domesday Descendants names "Willelm de Auco" as archdeacon of Cornwall, in the diocesis of Exeter, from [1128] to 1150[2407]. There is no indication of his parentage, and no certainty that he was a member of the comital family of Eu. If Guillaume and Hugues were the sons of Henri Comte d´Eu, it is likely that they were illegitimate: the father of Henri´s third wife, by whom he had all his known legitimate children, was born in [1090/93], in which case it is unlikely that his daughter could have given birth to a younger son who was archdeacon from [1128].]

5. [HUGUES d'Eu (-after May 1162). Domesday Descendants names "Hugo de Auco" as archdeacon of Totnes, in the diocesis of Exeter, from 1137 to May 1162[2408]. There is no indication of his parentage, and no certainty that he was a member of the comital family of Eu. If Guillaume and Hugues were the sons of Henri Comte d´Eu, it is likely that they were illegitimate: the father of Henri´s third wife, by whom he had all his known legitimate children, was born in [1090/93], in which case it is unlikely that his daughter could have given birth to a younger son who was archdeacon from [1128].]

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Henri d'Eu, Comte d'Eu's Timeline

1095
1095
Eu, Seine Maritime, France
1111
1111
Age 16
Leicestershire, England
1113
1113
Age 18
Leicestershire, , England
1120
1120
Age 25
Hastings, Sussex, England
1122
1122
Age 27
1140
July 12, 1140
Age 45
Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
1140
Age 45
Fécamp Abbey
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