About Hugh de Vernon, III
Curt Hofemann, email@example.com, wrote in a post-em:
I've never seen a marriage to a (?) de Centerville. Possibly because you list no source, this is speculative or maybe from a less than reliable source like Ancestry.com or familysearch.org? If so, no need to respond.
Few Norman families of the elventh century were more powerful than those of Tosny and Beaumont, but the same period also witnessed the rise of many lesser houses, and of these the first family of Vernon may be taken as an example. When, some time between 1032 and 1035 Duke Robert I [of Normandy] gave land to Saint-Wandrille at Sierville, some ten miles north of Rouen, he did so with the consent of a certain 'Hugh of Vernon,' and other documents show that the family of Hugh had already become possessed of other estates in this district, for in 1053 William of Vernon, together with his father Hugh, who had by now become a monk, gave to Holy Trinity, Rouen, land at Martainville within five miles of the city. It is possible that the full lordship of Vernon passed to this family sometime between these dates. Early in the reign of Duke William he had given Vernon to his cousin Guy of Burgundy, and Guy's disgrace and forfeiture after 1047 may well have provided the opportunity for the rise of the new family. [Ref: "William The Conqueror, The Norman Impact Upon England", by David C. Douglas, 1964, University of California Press,Berkey & LA, CA p87]
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-------------------- It is known that Hugh is the son of the Comte Valeran (Galeran) III de Meulan and Oda de Conteville, but it is not known if he is the brother of Marie de Meulan, our family's ancestor.
According to Lazarus Long's ancestry:
Count Of Meulan Waleran DE MEULAN 7,37,45,70,102,105,115,117,262,377,378,838 was born in 990 in Mellent, Normandy, France.377,709 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]262
He died on 8 Dec 1069.377
He was also known as Beaumont. OCCU Count of Meulan ...
SOUR Royalty for Commoners, Roderick W. Stuart, p. 140;
HAWKINS.GED; www.teleport.com/ddonahue/donahue ;
SOUR Royalty for Commoners, Roderick W. Stuart, p. 140; HAWKINS.GED & gendex.com/users/daver/rigney/D0001 say 1069;
www.teleport.com/ddonahue/donahue says 1069;
Galeran III, of Mellant, Normandy - Royalty for Commoners, Roderick W. Stuart,
p. 140; www.teleport.com/ddonahue/donahue says parents are Robert, Count of Meulan and Alix de Vexin - NPH
DATE 22 JUN 2000
Parents: Cmte Robert (Count Of Meulan) BEAUMONT and Adela DE VEXIN. Parents: Robert MEULAN and Alix De VEXIN.
Spouse: Oda DE CONTEVILLE.
Count Of Meulan Waleran DE MEULAN and Oda DE CONTEVILLE were married about 1017 in Of Ponteaudemer, Normandy, France.377
Children were: Countess Of Meulent Adeline DE MEULAN, Hugh BEAUMONT, Marie DE MEULAN.
Children were: Waleran DE MEULAN, Waleran De MEULAN, Fulk DE MEULAN, Fulk De MEULAN
From the French Wikipedia page on Hugues III de Meulan:
Hugues III fut comte de Meulan de 1069 à 1077. Il était fils de Galéran III, comte de Meulan, et d'Oda.
Son père s'étant allié à Robert le Magnifique, duc de Normandie, il passa sa jeunesse à la cour ducal à Rouen. En 1035, il est témoin d'un don que le duc fit à l'abbaye Saint-Perre des Préaux, et reçut à l'occasion une gifle à caractère mnémotechnique.
Marié à une Adélaïde, il succéda à son père en 1069, et fit de nombreuses donations à plusieurs abbayes : Saint-Ouen de Rouen, Jumièges, Saint-Wandrille, Bec-Hellouin. En 1077, il légua Meulan à sa sœur Adeline, puis devint moine au Bec-Hellouin. Il mourut le 15 octobre 1081.
Hugh III was the Comte de Meulan from 1069 to 1077. He was the son of Galeran III, Comte de Meulan, and Oda.
His father was allied with Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy. He spent his youth at the ducal court of Rouen. In 1035, he witnessed the gift that the Duke made of the Abbey of St-Pierre.
He was married to Adelaide, and succeeded his father in 1069. He made many donations to several abbeys: St-Ouen in Rouen, Jumieges, St-Wandrille, and Bec-Hellouin. In 1077, he stepped down as Comte in favor of his sister Adeline and became a monk at Bec-Hellouin. He died on 15 October 1081.
Hugh de Vernon, Comte de Meulan's Timeline
Vernon, Haute-Normandie, France
Vernon, Haute-Normandie, France
October 15, 1081
Vernon, Eure, Normandy, France
As a monk