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Josceline de Bolbec

Also Known As: "de Bolebec"
Birthplace: Pont-Audemer, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Died in Pont, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Osbern de Bolbec and Aveline de Crépon, Osbern's wife
Wife of Hugues de Montgomery, vicomte d'Hiémois
Sister of N.N. de Bolebec; Godfrey d'Arques de Bolbec and Osberne Gyffard d'Arques, Seigneur de Brimesfelde

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About Josceline de Bolbec

She seems to have had no brothers, although she might have had sisters. Robert de Torigny says that Roger de Montgomery had great possessions in various districts of Normandy from his mother, which would suggest that his mother was an heir. According to de Torigny, Josceline was the daughter of Wevia of Crepon, sister of Gunnora, Duchess of Normandy. In a later chapter he simply says that a niece of Gunnora (unnamed) was the mother of Roger de Montgomery.

However, Waters cites a document that shows that Josceline was not the daughter of Wevia, but of her sister Senfrie. Ives, Bishop of Chartres, forbade Henry I of England to give his daughter in marriage of Hugh de Neufchâtel on the grounds of consanguinity: "Gonnora et Senfria sorores fuerunt. . . . ex Senfia exivit Joscelina, ex Joscelina, Rogerius de Monte Gummeri, ex Rogerio, Mabilia soror Roberti Bellimensis." (See Chester Waters, "Gundrada de Warenne, " p. 11.)

Further, the inheritance by the Montgomerys of large holdings suggests that Josceline was a significant co-heir to her parents, which does not match Wevia's family where two sons would be expected to acquire most of the family land.


Josceline (Jocelyn) de Bolbec

Parents: Aveline de Crépon & Osbern de Bolbec

Husband: Hugh de Montgommery, Vicomte d'Hiémois (son of her first cousin Joscelyn de Montgommery





[JOSCELINE de Bolbec . Josceline and her marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[542]. This is presumably based on Robert de Torigny, continuation of William of Jumièges[543], the unreliability of this part of whose chronicle is discussed in the Complete Peerage[544].

Guillaume de Jumièges records that one of the nieces of Gunnor, mistress of Richard I Comte [de Normandie], married "Hugues de Montgommeri"[545]. There must be some doubt about this as her husband would have been her first cousin. The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not yet been identified.]

m HUGUES de Montgommery Vicomte d'Hiémois, son of ROGER I Seigneur de Montgommery and Vicomte de l'Hiémois & his wife Josceline --- (-killed in battle 7 Feb [1035/before 1048], bur Troarn).

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Josceline de Bolbec's Timeline

Pont-Audemer, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
February 7, 1050
Age 50
Pont, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Age 50
Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
December 13, 1921
Age 50
May 3, 1923
Age 50
June 22, 1962
Age 50