Herlève de Rouen (964 - 1050) MP

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Nicknames: "Havliva", "Herlève", "Herleva", "Harlive", "Arlette", "Oterleve", "de Rouen NOT de Falaise", "Havlive /de Rouen/"
Birthplace: Rouen, Seine Maritime, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Poiters, France
Managed by: Anne M Berge
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About Herlève de Rouen

Herlève, Havlive, Oterleve, Herleve

Her parents are not known.

Spouse: Robert d'Evreux, also called "le Danois", archbishop of Rouen.

Children:

1. Richard, Count of Évreux (d. 1067).

2. Rudolph d'Évreux

3. daughter, married Gerard de Fleitel

4. William d'Évreux (may be fictitious)

LINKS

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_le_Danois

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_II_(Archbishop_of_Rouen)

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_comtes_d%27%C3%89vreux

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

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

ROBERT, son of RICHARD I Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora (-1037). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Richard, Robert, Mauger" as three of the five sons of Duke Richard and Gunnor, recording in a later passage that Robert succeeded Hugues as Archbishop of Rouen[1371]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Robertus archiepiscopus Rothomagensis" as brother of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[1372]. He is named as brother of Richard II Duke of Normandy by Orderic Vitalis[1373].

Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…qui ei successit et Robertum postea archiepiscopum Rothomagensium et Malgerium comitem Curbuliensem, aliosque duos" as the sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" & Gunnora[1374]. Comte d'Evreux. Bishop of Rouen 989, after his parents married to legitimise him to regularise his appointment[1375]. 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…"[1376]. He quarrelled with his nephew Robert II Duke of Normandy and took refuge in France. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1037 of "Robertus…archiepiscopus Rothomagensis"[1377].

m HERLEVA, daughter of ---. She is called "a wife named Herleve" whom the bishop took "in his capacity as count" by Orderic Vitalis[1378].

Orderic Vitalis, in another passage, says that "the practice of celibacy among the clergy was so relaxed that not only priests but even bishops freely shared their beds with concubines and openly boasted of their numerous progeny"[1379]. Chibnall[1380] mentions that clerical marriage was formally prohibited in Normandy in the 1064 Council of Lisieux. Ambivalence towards the marriage of senior members of the clergy in early medieval times is discussed by Taglia[1381]. The author highlights the uncertainty existing before the 12th century regarding the regularity of such marriages, and the legitimacy of any children produced, the position remaining unclear until the ecumenical councils of Lateran I (1123) and Lateran II (1139) which ruled that the major holy orders were an impediment to marriage.

Robert & his wife had four children:

1. RICHARD d'Evreux (-1067, bur Fontenelle, monastery of Saint-Wandrille[1382]). Orderic Vitalis names him son of "Archbishop Robert"[1383]. Comte d'Evreux. "Ricardus Rotberti archiepiscopi filius" donated a mill at Evreux to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated [26 Mar 1038/14 Apr 1039][1384]. "Ricardus comes Ebroicensis" donated the church of Gravigny to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, dated [1052/66][1385]. He took part in the battle of Hastings 14 Oct 1066[1386].

m (after [1040]) as her second husband, GODECHILDIS, widow of ROGER [I] de Conches [Tosny], daughter of ---. Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of the widow of "Roger du Ternois" and "Richard comte d'Evreux et fils de Robert l'archevêque"[1387]. The Miracles of Sainte-Foy recount her being cured of a serious illness by miracle, when she was still married to her first husband[1388]. Comte Richard & his wife had three children:

a) GUILLAUME "Crespin" d'Evreux (-18 Apr 1118, bur Fontenelle, monastery of Saint-Wandrille[1389]). Guillaume de Jumièges names Guillaume as son of "Richard comte d'Evreux et fils de Robert l'archevêque" & his wife[1390]. He contributed 80 ships to the fleet of Guillaume II Duke of Normandy which invaded England in 1066[1391]. Comte d'Evreux. He was taken prisoner during the siege of the castle of Sainte-Suzanne in 1085[1392]. He and his wife were exiled from Normandy to Anjou in 1112 by Henry I King of England who restored the county to them in late Feb 1113[1393]. He was "struck down by apoplexy" and, after his death without children, King Henry "took the county of Evreux into his own hands" because the count's nephew Amaury de Montfort "had forfeited the king's favour by his effrontery"[1394]. m HELVISE de Nevers, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Nevers & his first wife Ermengarde Ctss de Tonnerre (-[Feb 1113/18 Apr 1118], bur Noyon[1395]). She, her father and her husband are named by Orderic Vitalis, who says she was "clever and persuasive, but cruel and grasping", and recounts her anger towards "Isabel de Conches" which led to a bitter war with the latter's husband Raoul de Tosny[1396]. "Willelmi comitis Ebroicensis, Helvisse comitisse" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin, Troarn by charter dated to [1100/14][1397].

b) AGNES d'Evreux . Orderic Vitalis says that Ralph de Tosny "carried…away by night" his uterine sister and gave her in marriage to Simon de Montfort, receiving in return Simon's daughter Isabel as his wife[1398]. In other passages Orderic names her and specifies that she was the daughter of Richard and sister of Guillaume[1399]. m as his third wife, SIMON Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury, son of AMAURY Seigneur de Montfort & his wife Bertrade --- (-25 Sep [1087], bur Epernon).

c) GODECHILDE d'Evreux . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Nun at Evreux.

2. RAOUL d'Evreux (-1051). Orderic Vitalis names him as the son of "Archbishop Robert"[1400]. Seigneur de Gacé et de Varenguebec. m as her first husband, BASILIE, daughter of GERARD Flaitel & his wife --- (-16 Jan [1099/1100]). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gautier-Giffard 1er" married an unnamed daughter of "Girard Flatel", his other daughter "Basilie veuve de Raoul de Gacé" marrying Hugues de Gournay[1401]. She married secondly Hugues de Gournay. The Chronicon Beccense records a donation by "tres matronæ nobiles…Basilia uxor Hugonis de Gornaco, et Amfrida neptis ipsius Basiliæ, et Eva uxor Guillelmi Crispini", who lived at the abbey, adding that they died on three Sundays, "Amfrida…IV Non Jan…Basilia…XVII Kal Feb…Eva…X Kal Feb" [dating the passage to 1099 or 1100][1402]. Raoul & his wife had one child:

a) ROBERT d'Evreux (-[1063]). Orderic Vitalis records the death of "Rodbertus de Waceio, filius Rodulphi filii Rodberti archiepiscopi", and that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy took his territory, dated to [1063][1403]. Seigneur de Gacé.

3. GUILLAUME d'Evreux . He is named as "son of Archbishop Robert" by Orderic Vitalis[1404]. m as her second husband, HAWISE, widow of ROBERT de Grantmesnil, daughter of GIROIE Seigneur d'Enghien & his wife Gisla de Bastenbourg. Orderic Vitalis names her, gives her parentage, her two husbands and seven children, six by her first marriage, one by her second[1405]. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Hadvise fille de Giroie et veuve de Robert de Grandménil" as wife of "Guillaume frère de Richard [comte d'Evreux et fils de Robert l'archevêque]"[1406]. Guillaume & his wife had one child:

a) JUDITH d'Evreux (-1076). Orderic Vitalis names her, gives her parentage and records her marriage[1407]. In another passage, the same source specifies that her mother had only one daughter by her second marriage[1408]. Her half-brother Robert de Grandmesnil, Abbé de Saint-Evroul-sur-Ouche, was her guardian. After quarrelling with Guillaume II Duke of Normandy, he fled Normandy with Judith, her brother and sister, first to Rome where he tried to seek redress from the Pope, and then to Robert Guiscard in Apulia who had founded the abbey of Santa Eufemia in Calabria for him[1409]. Malaterra records the marriage "apud Sanctum Martinum" of "abbatum Sanctæ Euphemiæ Robertum…Judicta sorore sua" and Count Roger[1410]. m (San Martino d'Agri Nov 1061) as his first wife, ROGER de Hauteville, son of TANCRED de Hauteville & his [second wife] [Fressenda] ([1031]-Mileto 22 Jun 1101, bur Mileto, Abbey of the Holy Trinity). His brother installed him as ROGER I Count of Sicily in 1072.

4. GAUTIER de Rosmar . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

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Harleve of Rouen married Robert II and had the following children by her:

  1. Richard, Count of Évreux (d. 1067).
  2. Rudolph d'Évreux
  3. daughter, married Gerard de Fleitel
  4. William d'Évreux (may be fictitious)

Sources:

1. William the Conqueror, David C. Douglas, University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, 1964.

2. Foundation for Medieval Genealogy on Robert the Archbishop of Rouen & Count of Évereux

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Herleve de Normandie married Robert, archevêque de Rouen et comte d' Évereux, son of Richard I "Sans Peur," Leader of the Normans of Rouen and Gunnor de Crepon, before 986.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p72.htm#i9509 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

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Havlive's father was Duke of Normandy Richard (San Peur, The Fearless) Normandy I and her mother was Gonnor de Crepon. Her paternal grandparents were Duke Guillaume I (Longue Epaee) Normandy and Sprote Adela de Senlis; her maternal grandparents were Herbastus de Crepon Arque and Gunnhild Olafsdottir. She had three brothers and two sisters, named The Good, Robert, Mauger, Emma and Matilda. She was the third oldest of the six children. She had three half-brothers and six half-sisters, named William, Geoffroy, William, Beatrice, Sprota, Fredesende, Muriella, Hawise and Pappia.

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Herlève de Rouen's Timeline

964
964
Rouen, Seine Maritime, Normandy, France
984
984
Age 20
Longueville Sur Scie,Normandie,,France
986
986
Age 22
Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France
987
987
Age 23
Évreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
988
988
Age 24
Of, Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, France
1004
1004
Age 40
1005
1005
Age 41
Laci, Normandy, France
1005
Age 41
Évreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France,
1008
1008
Age 44
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
1010
1010
Age 46