Hugues I de Tosny

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Hugues I de Tosny (de Cavalcamp)

Also Known As: "de Tosny"
Birthplace: Upper-Normandy, France
Death: Died in Cavalcamp, Normandy, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Malahulc / Haldrick Eysteinsson and Maud et Temois de Boulogne et Ternois
Husband of Haldruc de Therouanne
Father of Raoul / Ralph / Rodulf I de Tosney, Seigneur de Tosny and Hugues (Hugh) II de Cavalcamp, Archbishop of Rouen
Brother of Ralph de Bayeux and Richard I de Saint Sauveur Viscount of Contentin

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About Hugues I de Tosny

Please see Peter Stewart's "Origin and Early Generations of the Tosny Family" (July 2009, rev. March 2012) at


Hugh de Calvacamp; b most likely c890; of French rather than Norman extraction; had, with another elder son (Hugh, b probably by 915, monk at Abbey of St Denis, France, Archbishop Rouen, Normandy, 942, had issue (probably illegitimate), made over that part of the archiepiscopal lands consisting of the feudal territory of Toeni (modern Tosny, on the Seine southeast of Rouen) to his brother Ralph and died 10 Nov 989 or 990). [Burke's Peerage]


"The first known Toney ancestor ever was Ralph the son of Hugh De Calvacamp. Hugh's father was Malahulic/(Malahule)who came to the Normandy area of France from Norway on a Viking ship. He came with Rollo, or Rolph the Ganger. Hugh De Calvacamp's father Malahulic was uncle to Rollo. Rollo was the leader of the group that our ancestors came with. He and his followers( taunted/annoyed/stalked or worse) the coastlines of France until the King gave him the area that is now Normandy."

Hugh (jr.) gave his brother Ralph a piece of land called Tosni/Toeni, it was situated just across the River Seine from Les Andelys. The "s" in Tosni is silent therefore sounding like Toney. Ralph then became known as Raph de Toney

    Hugh (Hugo) De Calvacamp was born about 890 in Dieppe.

Hugo (Hughes)'s father was Malahule Eysteinsson and his mother was Dame Maud De Flanders. His paternal grandparents were Eystein Ivarssaon (of More/Upplands) and Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdatter. He had a brother named Richard. He was the older of the two children. --------------------

1. MALAHULC . Orderic Vitalis (writing in [1113]) names Malahulc as an uncle of Rollo and ancestor of the Tosny family[2053]. He is not mentioned in the Sagas and no other primary source has been found which either names him or links him with the later members of the Tosny family.

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below.

1. HUGUES de Calvacamp, son of --- . m ---. The name of Hugues's wife is not known. Hugues & his wife had two children:

a) RAOUL [I] . The Acta Archiepiscorum Rothomagensium record that "Hugo" archbishop of Rouen granted "Todiniacum…in dominicatu archiepiscopi" to "fratri suo Radulfo…filio Hugonis de Calvacamp"[2054]. m ---. The name of Raoul's wife is not known. Raoul & his wife had one child:

i) RAOUL [II] de Tosny . "…Rodulphi filii Rodulphi de Todeniaco…" subscribed the undated charter under which "Richardus…Normannorum comes" confirmed property of Lisieux[2055].

- see below.

b) HUGUES (-10 Nov [989/90]). Monk at Saint-Denis before 942. Archbishop of Rouen 942. The Acta Archiepiscorum Rothomagensium record that "Willelmus filius Rollonis dux Normannorum" appointed "Hugo…monachus apud sanctum Dyonisium" as archbishop of Rouen, adding that he was "prosapia clarus, sed ignobilis cunctis operibus", had "filios…quamplures", and granted "Todiniacum…in dominicatu archiepiscopi" to "fratri suo Radulfo…filio Hugonis de Calvacamp"[2056]. The dates of his appointment and death are ascertained from Orderic Vitalis who records the death of his predecessor in 942, and that Hugues held the position for 47 years[2057]. Gallia Christiana records the death "IV Id Nov" of "Hugonis archiepiscopi"[2058].

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Hugues I de Tosny's Timeline

Upper-Normandy, France
Age 20
Rouen, Normandy, France
Age 45
Tosni, Louviers, Eure, Normandy, France
Age 90
Cavalcamp, Normandy, France