Osberne Gyffard d'Arques (de Bolebec), Seigneur de Brimesfelde (c.1020 - 1096) MP

Longueville-sur-Scie, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France

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Nicknames: "Osbern II de Bolebec", "Giffard", "Osborne", "Osbert", "Brimpsfield", "Brimesfield", "Osbert Gvffarde Giffard"
Place of Burial: Longueville-sur-Scie, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
Birthplace: Longueville, Normandie, France
Death: Died in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation: Seigneur de Longueville-sur-Scie, Feudal Baron of Brimsfield 1066
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Osberne Gyffard d'Arques (de Bolebec), Seigneur de Brimesfelde

Osbern II Giffard d'Arques (de Bolebec)

Curator notes from Pam Wilson:

He was clearly a member of the family descended from Osbern de Bolebec, but whether he was a son or grandson is unclear. Thus it is unclear whether he was a brother to or a son of Godefroi Giffard, Vicomte d'Arques (Charles Cawley posits him as Godefroi's son; see below). So much depends upon the dates, and of those the evidence is very uncertain.

I have positioned him here as a possible son of Osbern de Bolebec and Avelina de Crepon, choosing to follow the first hypothesis below and to assume that the Osbern listed by Cawley in Medlands is a different Osbern of a later generation.

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According to this source, he would be the son of Osbern de Bolebec and brother of Gautier (Walter) Gyffard, Godefroi, and Josceline:


"With his brother Walter he assumed the name of Gyffard, fought with Duke William in the invasion of England, and received vast grants of land in co. Gloucester, where he held the manors of Brimesfield, Rochemterne, Alderberie, and Stoche., He settled at Brimesfield, and subsequently, in the time of King Stephen, a great castle was built there, which was the family residence until destroyed by the army of Edward II in 1322."

[NEHGR 75:57ff Geneal Res in England, by Moriarty]

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Brimpsfield is a village in Gloucestershire, England. The village is recorded in Domesday Book as "Brimesfelde." (from Wikipedia)

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From Cawley's perspective their was an Osbern who was a possible *son* of Godefroi Giffard, Vicomte d'Arques (who was a son of Osbern de Bolebec). This would make him a brother of the Guillaume (William) d'Arques who married Beatrice Malet. I am assuming that this is a different and separate Osbern.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc287693356

GODEFROI Giffard . Guillaume de Jumièges names "Gautier-Giffard 1er et Godefroi" as the sons of Osbern de Bolbec & his wife[540]. 1059. Vicomte d'Arques. m --- de Rouen, daughter of GOZELIN Vicomte de Rouen & his wife Emmeline ---. Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1080 which relates that "Gozelinus vicecomes de Archis…cum coniuge sua et filiis" founded Sainte-Trinité de Rouen and donated property, and that "Willelmus de Archis heres defuncti…avi sui Gozelini" confirmed the donation[541]. "Grandfather" must be "maternal grandfather" as the paternal ancestors of Guillaume d'Arques are confirmed by Guillaume de Jumièges (see above and below)[542]. Godefroi & his wife had [four] children:

i) GUILLAUME d'Arques (-[1090]). Guillaume de Jumièges names Guillaume d'Arques as son of Godefroi[543]. "Guillelmus et Gislebertus filii Godefredi Archarum vicecomitis" donated land in Montvilla to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen dated 1059[544]. Vicomte d'Arques. Lord of Folkestone[545]. A charter dated 1080 relates that "Gozelinus vicecomes de Archis…cum coniuge sua et filiis" founded Sainte-Trinité de Rouen and donated property, and that "Willelmus de Archis heres defuncti…avi sui Gozelini" confirmed the donation[546]. m BEATRIX Malet, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] Malet & his wife Esilia [Crespin]. “Beatrix soror Roberti Malet” donated property to Eye priory, for the souls of “fratrum meorum Roberti Maleth et Gilberti Malet”, by undated charter[547]. Brown indicates that Beatrix donated Redlingfield to Eye by undated charter which confirms her as husband of "William vicomte of Arques"[548]. “Willielmus de Abrincis miles dominus de Folkestan” confirmed donations to Folkestone priory, including the donations made by "Beatrix post mortem domini sui Willielmi de Archis" of "terram dotis suæ de Newenton" by undated charter[549]. Guillaume & his wife had two children...

ii) GISELBERT d'Arques (-1112). "Guillelmus et Gislebertus filii Godefredi Archarum vicecomitis" donated land in Montvilla to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen dated 1059[556]. Bishop of Evreux[557].

iii) [OSBERN d'Arques . He is named in Europäische Stammtafeln[558] as possible son of Godefroi Giffard but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.] m ---. The name of Osbern's wife is not known. Osbern & his wife had one child:

(a) GUILLAUME . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.

iv) ISABELLE . The Historia cœnobiii Mortui-Maris records that "Robertus de Candos, Gisortii castellanus et Isabella eius uxor, Walteri Giffardi Longævillæ comitis soror" built the monastery of "Bellomonte in Wilcassino Normannico" in 1130 and was buried there "cum quodam filiorum…primogenitus"[559]. Henri Duke of Normandy confirmed donations by "Robertus de Candos…Rogerus…de Candos…Walterus de Candos" to the priory of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Goldcliff, in confirmation of donations by "Robertus de Candos" during the reign of King Henry I for the soul of "uxoris sue Isabel et filiorum suorum" by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1153[560]. m ROBERT de Chandos, son of --- (-after Jan 1153).

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Osberne Gyffard d'Arques, Seigneur de Brimesfelde's Timeline

1020
1020
Longueville, Normandie, France
1060
1060
Age 40
Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England
1096
1096
Age 76
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
1933
April 1, 1933
Age 76
April 1, 1933
Age 76
April 1, 1933
Age 76
April 1, 1933
Age 76
May 12, 1933
Age 76
May 12, 1933
Age 76
May 12, 1933
Age 76