Hugh III de Gournay, Seigneur de Gournay et Brai (c.1020 - 1093) MP

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Birthplace: Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Holy Lands
Occupation: Sieur, de Gournay
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About Hugh III de Gournay, Seigneur de Gournay et Brai

7 Hugh III, Seigneur de GOURNAY m Basilia FLAITEL (b abt 1025 Linton Herfordshire d Jan 1099 Bec) abt 1043

Basilia was the daughter of Gerald FLEITEL and Herleve d'EVEREAUX and widow of Raoul de GACE (b abt 1000), one of the tutors of Duke William in his youth 
Hugh was accompanied at Senlac by a strong force of his men of Bray, and killed many of the English. He was granted land at Fordham, Liston and Ardleigh, and addded to these places was Caistor by Yarmouth which became the principal house of the de GOURNAYs. In the latter part of his life, after 1082 Hugh III became a monk at the Abbey Of Bec in Normandy. 

Domesday Book records "Hugh de Gournai" holding Liston, Ardleigh and Fordham in Essex


Children of Hugh and Basilia

* 9a......William dob unknown William witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England donated property to the abbey of la TrinitŽ de Caen  
  • 10......Gerald b abt 1035 d 10 May 1097 Nice, Asia Minor on crusade
  • 11......Julia Adela dob unknown

http://www.rgreen.org.uk/Gournay.html#1

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http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc254886784

HUGUES [III] de Gournay (-[1093]). "Domino meo Hugone Gurnacensi et filio eius Girardo et uxore eius Basilia" consented to the donation by "Radulfus cognomine Havoth" to Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][921], although presumably the document is misdated. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "Hue de Gournay sire de Bray" and "le Conte Hue de Gournay" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066, the two similar names suggesting that they were father and son[922]. "…Hugonis de Gornaio…" subscribed the charter dated Apr 1067 under which "Willelmus…dux Normannorum…Anglorum rex" confirmed rights to the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire[923]. "…Hugo de Gurniaco, Ricardus de Curci, Rodulfus filius Herluini, Willelmus filius Hastenchi…" witnessed the charter dated to [1073] under which William I King of England confirmed the donation by "Nielli filii alterius Nielli" to the abbey of Marmoutier[924]. Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Bec, including donations by "Hugonis de Gornaco et Girardi filii", by charter dated to [1181/89][925].

m (after 1051) as her second husband, BASILIE, widow of RAOUL de Gacé, 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[926].  "Domino meo Hugone Gurnacensi et filio eius Girardo et uxore eius Basilia" consented to the donation by "Radulfus cognomine Havoth" to Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][927], although presumably the document is misdated.  Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury wrote to "Basiliæ amicæ Filiæ in Domino", dated to after 1093[928].  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][929].  Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Bec, including donations by "Hugonis de Gornaco et Girardi filii…Girardi de Gornaio et Basilie matris sue", by charter dated to [1181/89][930].  

Hugues & his wife had [two] children:

a) [GUILLAUME de Gournay (-after 1082). "…William de Gornai…Girard de Gornai…" witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England donated property to the abbey of la Trinité de Caen[931].]

b) GERARD de Gournay (-Palestine after 1104). "Domino meo Hugone Gurnacensi et filio eius Girardo et uxore eius Basilia" consented to the donation by "Radulfus cognomine Havoth" to Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][932], although presumably the document is misdated. "Domino meo Hugone Gurnaiensi et filio eius Girardo et uxore eius Basilia" consented to a donation to Jumièges abbey by "Radulphus cognomina Havoth cum uxore mea" on his entering the abbey as a monk, by undated charter[933]. "…William de Gornai…Girard de Gornai…" witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England donated property to the abbey of la Trinité de Caen[934]. He and his wife participated in the First Crusade but he died before the capture of Jerusalem[935]. Baudry names "Girardus de Gornaio" among those on the First Crusade in 1097[936]. Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Bec, including donations by "Hugonis de Gornaco et Girardi filii…Girardi de Gornaio et Basilie matris sue", by charter dated to [1181/89][937]. m as her first husband, EDITH de Warenne, daughter of WILLIAM de Warenne Earl of Surrey & his first wife Gundred --- (-after 1155). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Edith sœur de Guillaume comte de Warenne" and her husband Hugues de Gournay, recording that they left for Jerusalem together, and that after her husband's death en route she married secondly “Drogon de Mouchy”[938]. She married secondly Dreux [I] Seigneur de Moncy.

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Hugh I de Gournay was said to have come over with the Conqueror and to be present at the Battle of Hastings.

Inexplicably, Hugh I was the son of Hugh II.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p353.htm#i19730 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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Hugues II married Basilia, or Basille, daughter of Gerard de Flaitel and his wife, who was the daughter of Robert, Count of Evereux, who was son of Richard I, Duke of Normandy. Hugues II took part in the foundation of St. Etienne (Stephen) at Caen, established by William the Conqueror at his marriage to Matilda of Flanders. Hugues had been at Hastings in 1066. In 1080 he and his wife quit Gournay, took the habit of St. Benoit, and with two sisters of Basilia entered the Abbey of Bec. In their old age Basilia died and then Hugues built himself a hut deep in the forest until the Abbe ordained his obedience to leave his hermitage and become Prior of the monastery of St. Nicaise de Meulan. The monk Hugues bowed his head and went. He died 1110 and was buried by the side of Basilia. They had Raoul, Gerard and Basilia.

(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 469)

-------------------- Birth: 1040 Normandy, France Death: 1093 Normandy, France

Hugh de Gournay was a man of high military renown. He married Basilia Flatel, and was very likely at the battle of Hastings since he was given lands by William the Conqueror. Some of these lands were the manors of Liston, Fordham, and Ardley in Essex, all of which appear in the Domesday Survey. [Morants's Essex, vol. ii p.31; Domesday, vol. ii. p. 89]. Afterwards, considerable estates in England were either given to the Gourney family or were acquired by marriage. Hugh de Gournay became a monk at Bec before 1093. ~ The Record of the House of Gournay, p. 16, 22 From Gen-Medieval Archives. 193 From: royalancestryATmsn.com (Douglas Richardson) Subject: Gournay Family Pedigree Date: 19 Jan 2003 17:36:28 -0800 Hugh de Gournay, seigneur of Gournay-en-Brie, Normandy, Domesday tenant of Liston, Ardley, and Fordham, Essex, son and heir. He married Basile Flaitel, widow of Raoul de Gace, Constable of Normandy, and daughter of Gerard Flaitel. Her maritagium was the castle of Ecouche, near Falaise in Normandy. They had two sons, Gerard and Hugh. In 1077, he witnessed the foundation charter of the monastery of St. Stephens at Caen by King William the Conqueror and in 1082 the foundation charter of the nunnery of Holy Trinity Caen by King William the Conqueror and his wife, Queen Maud. Hugh and his wife, Basile, retired to the Abbey of Bec in France c. 1082 with her niece, Ansfride. They were still living c. 1093, when St. Anselm was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury. A letter from Anselm to Basile has been preserved. He predeceased his wife. Both are buried at the Abbey of Bec. [Sources cited by the author: Daniel Gurney, Record of the House of Gournay (1948), pp. 22 (chart), 46-62; Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 7 (1922): 153-157; 19 (1937): charts fol. pg. 99. Oxfordshire Record Society 7 (1925): 7-15. Paget (1957), 266: 1-4 (sub Gurnay).]


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Children:
 Gérard de Gournay (____ - 1104)*

Spouse:
 Basilia Flaitel
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Burial: Bec Abbey Normandy, France



      
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1020
1020
Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
1066
1066
Age 46
Gournay-En-Bray, Normandy, France
1093
1093
Age 73
Holy Lands
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