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Reynald Lord of Croi de Falaise (FALAISE), Lord Of Croy Lord Of Falaise

Also Known As: "Reynold", "Reynald Seigneur de Croy"
Birthplace: Croy, Picardie, Flandres
Death: Died in Croix, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Fulbert of Falaise and Doda of Falaise
Husband of wife of Reynald De Croix
Father of John de Croy, Lord of Croi and Reynald de Croy
Brother of Arlette de Falaise; Osbern de Falaise; Gauthier de Falaise and Béatrice de Falaise

Occupation: Lord of Croy
Managed by: Hannelore Caulk Scheu
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About Reynald de Falaise, Seigneur de Graye


Born: 1008, Croy, Picardy, Flanders Father: Fulbert "The Tanner" De FALAISE

Mother: Doda (Duxia) ? Married: ¿?

Children: 1. John De CROY

Fulbert of Falaise

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Fulbert of Falaise (fl. 11th century) was the father of Herleva, mother of the illegitimate William the Conqueror, the 11th-century Duke of Normandy and King of England. The Walter of Falaise named by Orderic Vitalis is likely a son.

Fulbert has traditionally been held to be a tanner, based on translations of Orderic's additions to the Gesta Normannorum Ducum. He writes that during the siege of Alençon (1051-2), the natives had been mutilated by William after they called him a pelliciarius (pelterer), because his mother's kinsmen had been pollinctores (corpse preparers). One later poetic source interpreted the occupation to be that of tailor, but in part due to flawed transcripts of the original, many historians have concluded he was a tanner.[1] Others have favored a more literal reading, that Herleva's family had been undertakers or embalmers.[2]

Orderic also added to the Gesta that Fulbert served as the Duke's chamberlain (cubicularii ducis).[3] It has been suggested that this occurred after William's birth.[4] Perhaps linking Orderic's two additions, contemporary practice made the chamberlain one of the persons responsible for burials.[5]

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1.^ e.g. Freeman, ii, 610-17; Douglas, 379-80; de Bouard, 84-5. 2.^ van Houts 3.^ van Houts, 403; Crouch 4.^ Douglas, 381; van Houts, 403 5.^ van Houts, 403, citing Lanfranc.

References [edit] Crouch, David (2002). The Normans - The History of a Dynasty. de Bouard, M. (1984). William the Conqueror. Douglas, David C. (1963). William the Conqueror. Freeman, Edward A. (1870). The History of the Norman Conquest. van Houts, Elisabeth M. C. (1986). "The Origins of Herleva, Mother of William the Conqueror". The English Historical Review 101 (399): 399–404.

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Reynald de Falaise, Seigneur de Graye's Timeline

Croy, Picardie, Flandres
Age 25
Croy, Picardy, Normandy, France
Age 27
Normandy, France
Age 51
Croix, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France