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Hugues II de Montfort-sur-Risle

Nicknames: "Hugues", "Hugh"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
Death: Died in The Abbey Of Bec In A Duel With Wacheline de Ferrers
Place of Burial: 1088 or after, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues I "Barbatus", seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle and Wife of Hugues I de Montfort-sur-Risle (???)
Husband of Alice de Beauffou and Wife of Hugues II de Montfort ???
Father of Alix de Montfort; Hugues de Montfort-sur-Risle, III; Robert de Montfort-sur-Risle and Adeline de Montfort
Brother of Raoul de Montfort and Robert de Montfort

Occupation: Baron, de Montfort-sur-Risle, Connétable, de Normandie
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Hugues II de Montfort-sur-Risle

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Hugues II de Monfort-sur-Risle (died after 1088) was the son of Hugues I "cum barba". Apparently the second son.

He fought in the battles of Mortmaer in 1054 and Hastings in 1066. He is a "Proven Companion of William the Conqueror" (see Wikipedia article) since there is documentation of his having taken part in the conquest of England in 1066. He became a monk in 1088.

He had four (4) children total, an eldest daughter by his first wife and two sons and a daughter by his second wife. His first wife was one of the daughters (given name uncertain) of Richard de Beaufour. Their daughter, Alice de Montfort, was the heir of Montfort-sur-Risle.

His second wife's name is not known. He had three children with his second wife: (1) Robert I who died prior to 1111; (2) Hugues III who died before 1100; (3) Adeline de Montfort-sur-Risle.

Sources and Notes

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#HuguesMontfortdied1088

  • son of HUGUES [I] "cum barba" de Montfort-sur-Risle (-killed in battle 1040). The name of Hugues's wife is not known. Hugues [I] & his wife had three children:

a) HUGUES [II] de Montfort-sur-Risle (-1088 or after). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Hugues le second" as son of "Hugues de Montfort dit le Barbu", recording that he later became a monk at Bec[2081]. Seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle. He fought in the battles of Mortmaer in 1054 and Hastings in 1066. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le sire de Montfort sur Rille" and "Hue sire de Montfort", presumably referring to the same person, as two of those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066[2082]. "…Hugo de Monte Forti…" witnessed the charter dated to [1060] under which Guillaume II Duke of Normandy granted "Brenerias" to the abbey of Bayeux[2083]. Warden of Dover Castle, Constable of England 1067. "Hugo de Monteforti" founded Saint-Ymer-en-Auge for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis et matris meæ et uxoris mea et…fratrum meorum Radulphi ac Roberti atque filiorum" by charter dated to [1066/67][2084]. He became a monk in 1088[2085].

m firstly --- de Beaufour, daughter of RICHARD de Beaufour & his wife ---. Guillaume de Jumièges records that the wife of "Hugues le second…[fils de] Hugues de Montfort dit le Barbu" was "la fille de Richard de Belfage"[2086].

m secondly ---. The name of Hugues's second wife is not known. Hugues [II] & his first wife had one child:

i) ALICE de Montfort-sur-Risle . Guillaume de Jumièges records that the daughter of "Hugues le second…[fils de] Hugues de Montfort dit le Barbu" & his first wife married "Gilbert de Ganz"[2087]. The Stemma fundatoris of Bardney Abbey names “Alicia de Monteforti” as wife of ”Gislebrictus de Gaunt”[2088]. Dame de Montfort-sur-Risle. Montfort-sur-Risle was inherited by her children. m GILBERT van Gent, son of RUDOLF van Gent & his wife Gisela de Luxembourg (-[1095]). Lord of Folkingham.

Hugues [II] & his second wife had three children:

ii) ROBERT [I] de Montfort-sur-Risle (-before 1111). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Hugues le troisième et Robert son frère" as children of "Hugues le second" & his (unnamed) second wife, specifying that both died childless on pilgrimage[2089]. "…Robert de Montfort…" witnessed the undated charter under which Robert III Duke of Normandy donated property to Saint-Etienne de Caen[2090]. His properties were confiscated after he was accused of treason in 1107. He was in Durazzo in 1108[2091].

iii) HUGUES [III] de Montfort-sur-Risle (-before 1100). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Hugues le troisième et Robert son frère" as children of "Hugues le second" & his (unnamed) second wife, specifying that both died childless on pilgrimage[2092]. Lord of Haughley.

m ---. The name of Hugues's wife is not known. Hugues [III] & his wife had two children:

(a) ROBERT [II] de Montfort-sur-Risle . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. Lord of Haughley. He was banished before 1107.

(b) ADELISA de Montfort-sur-Risle . The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. 1142.

m firstly SIMON de Moulins, son of ---. 1121/1126.

m secondly (before 1130) ROBERT de Vere, son of BERNARD de Vere & his wife ---. Constable of England 1142.

iv) ADELINE de Montfort-sur-Risle . She is named as wife of Guillaume by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her father and specifies that the couple were childless[2093]. m GUILLAUME de Breteuil Seigneur d'Ivry, son of WILLIAM FitzOsbern Earl of Hereford & his first wife Adelisa de Tosny (-Bec 12 Jan [1103], bur Monastery of Lire).

b) RAOUL . "Hugo de Monteforti" founded Saint-Ymer-en-Auge for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis et matris meæ et uxoris mea et…fratrum meorum Radulphi ac Roberti atque filiorum" by charter dated to [1066/67][2094].

c) ROBERT (-after 1089). "Hugo de Monteforti" founded Saint-Ymer-en-Auge for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis et matris meæ et uxoris mea et…fratrum meorum Radulphi ac Roberti atque filiorum" by charter dated to [1066/67][2095]. "…Robertus de Montfort…" witnessed the charter dated 1089 under which Robert III Duke of Normandy confirmed the restoration of the monastery of Saint-Vigor near Bayeux[2096].

3. GISLA de Montfort-sur-Risle . Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of Giroie and Gisela daughter of "Toustain de Montfort"[2097]. Her name and father's name are given by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her seven sons and four daughters[2098]. m GIROIE [Geroius] Seigneur d'Echauffour et de Montreuil, son of ARNOLD & his wife ---.

Proven Companion of William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings

-------------------- Hugh was Count of Montfort-sur-Risle.

He succeeded his father, who retired a monk.

Hugh died between 1096 and 1100.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p354.htm#i19686 )

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

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

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Hugues II de Montfort-sur-Risle's Timeline

1020
1020
Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
1043
1043
Age 23
Montfort Sur Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
1045
1045
Age 25
Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Normandy, France
1050
1050
Age 30
Montfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Upper Normandy, France
1088
1088
Age 68
The Abbey Of Bec In A Duel With Wacheline de Ferrers
1088
Age 68
1088 or after, France
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