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Torf "the Rich" de Harcourt (de Tourville)

Also Known As: "Torf the Rich", "The Rich", "The /Rich/", ""The Rich"", "Karlsefine"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plouigneau, Finistere, Brittany, France
Death: Died in Plouigneau, Finistere, Brittany, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Bernard "the Dane" Vicomte de Pont-Audemer and Sprota of Burgundy
Husband of Ertemberge, dame de Briquebec
Father of Thorold, seigneur de Pont-Audemer; Turchetil d'Harcourt, seigneur de Tourville, de Turqueville, de Tanqueraye & d'Harcourt and Guillaume d'Harcourt
Brother of Mathilde de Pont-Audemer

Occupation: Nobleman, Norman feudal Baron
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About Torfe "the Rich" de Harcourt

Torf "the Rich" Harcourt de Pont-Audemer

SEIGNEURS de PONT-AUDEMER, SEIGNEUR de VIEILLES

 

TORF, son of ---. m ---. The name of Torf's wife is not known. Torf & his wife had [two] children:

1. [daughter . The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. m TURCHETIL, son of --- . According to Robert de Torigny[3464], he was the brother of Thorold and father of Ansketil d´Harcourt. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire also names ”Turketillus…frater…Turulphi, cuius filius Hasculfus d´Harcourt” married “aliam sororem…comitissæ Gunnoræ” adding that they were parents of “duos…filios…Walterum de Giffard primogenitum…”[3465], although this is contradicted by Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gunnor" had “excepta Sainfria...duas sorores Wewam et Avelinam”, adding that “tertia...sororum Gunnoris comitissæ” [Aveline, from the context] married “Osberno de Bolebec”, by whom she had “Galterium Giffardum primum et Godefridum patrem Willelmi de Archis”[3466].]

2. THOROLD [Turold] de Pont-Audemer (-murdered after 1040). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gunnor" had “excepta Sainfria...duas sorores Wewam et Avelinam”, adding that Wewa married “Turulfo de Ponte-Audomari...filius...Torf” by whom she had “Humfridum de Vetulis patrem Rogerii de Bellomonte”[3467]. "…Turaldus…" is named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[3468]. He was strangled[3469]. Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Turoldus teneri ducis pædagogus“ was killed, dated to early in the reign of Duke Guillaume II from the context[3470]. m WEWA, sister of GUNNORA [mistress of Richard I Duke of Normandy]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gunnor" had “excepta Sainfria...duas sorores Wewam et Avelinam”, adding that Wewa married “Turulfo de Ponte-Audomari...filius...Torf” by whom she had “Humfridum de Vetulis patrem Rogerii de Bellomonte”[3471]. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that the (unnamed) sister of ”Gunnora comitissa Normanniæ” married “Turulpho de Ponte-Adomaro”[3472]. Thorold & his wife had [two] children:

a) HONFROI de Vieilles (-after 1053, bur Préaux, monastery of Saint-Pierre). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Gunnor" had “excepta Sainfria...duas sorores Wewam et Avelinam”, adding that Wewa married “Turulfo de Ponte-Audomari...filius...Torf” by whom she had “Humfridum de Vetulis patrem Rogerii de Bellomonte”[3473]. He is named as son of Thorold by Orderic Vitalis[3474]. Seigneur de Vieilles et de Pont-Audemer, in Normandy. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names ”Humfridum de Vetulis” as son of “Turulpho de Ponte-Adomaro” & his wife[3475]. He witnessed charters under Robert I Duke of Normandy. He founded the monasteries of Saint-Pierre before 1035 and Saint-Leger in [1040], both at Préaux, near Pont-Audemer: Orderic Vitalis records that “Unfredus de Vetulis” founded Préaux[3476]. "…Humfridus constructor eiusdem loci cum filiis suis Rogerio, Roberto, Willelmo…" are named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[3477]. Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Rogerius Toenites de stirpe Malahulcii qui Rollonis ducis patruus fuerat” was “totius Normanniæ signifer“ rebelled against Duke Guillaume II and destroyed property in particular that of “Humfridi de Vetulis” who sent “Rogerium de Bellomonti filium suum” against Roger and killed him[3478]. The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Hunfredus de Vitullis pater Rogerii de Bellomonte et Albereda uxor eius" founded two monasteries "in fundo Pratelli” in 1053[3479]. He became a monk at the former before he died[3480]. m ALBREDA, daughter of --- (-after 1053). Robert of Torigny records that "Hunfridus de Vetulis, pater Rogerii de Bello Monte, et Albereda uxor eius" founded two monasteries, one for men the other for women, in "fundo Pratelli"[3481]. The Chronicon Beccensis Abbatiæ records that "Hunfredus de Vitullis pater Rogerii de Bellomonte et Albereda uxor eius" founded two monasteries "in fundo Pratelli” in 1053[3482]. Honfroi & his wife had four children:

i) ROGER de Vieilles (-29 Nov 1094, bur Préaux, monastery of Saint-Pierre). "…Humfridus constructor eiusdem loci cum filiis suis Rogerio, Roberto, Willelmo…" are named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[3483].

- COMTES de MEULAN.

ii) ROBERT de Vieilles (-after 1066, bur Préaux, monastery of Saint-Pierre). "…Humfridus constructor eiusdem loci cum filiis suis Rogerio, Roberto, Willelmo…" are named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[3484]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the proposed marriage of "Robertus comes Mellentinus" and the daughter of "Hugonis Crispeiensis comes" which was prohibited by "Yvo [episcopus]" on grounds of consanguinity, the mutual descent of the two parties from "Gauterus Albus de Albamarla" being set out in the chronicle[3485]. Guillaume II Duke of Normandy confirmed the donation of “ecclesias...in maris Constantini pagi...” made by “Roberto...Hunfredi...filio” to Saint-Wandrille by charter dated to [1035/53], subscribed by “Roberti filii Hunfredi, Rogeri fratris eius, Anscetilli, Willelmi filii Ricardi secundi Normannorum ducis, Rogerii filii Radulfi de Warethna, Rogerii filii Ragnulfi, Gilleberti Crispin, Willelmi Guiet”[3486]. “Robertus filius Humfredi” donated “Foucaruillam et ecclesiam” to Saint-Wandrille by charter dated to [1038/53], subscribed by “Roberti filii Hunfredi, Rogeri fratris eius...”[3487]. William I King of England gave him land in the Cotentin[3488]. Orderic Vitalis records that “Rodbertus de Bellomonte, filius Unfredi”, whom “Rogerius de Clara” had killed, was buried at Préaux[3489]. iii) GUILLAUME de Vieilles . "…Humfridus constructor eiusdem loci cum filiis suis Rogerio, Roberto, Willelmo…" are named as present in the charter dated 1035 under which "Willelmus adhuc puerulus…Roberti comitis filius" donated "Turstini villa" to the abbey of Préaux[3490]. iv) DUNELME de Vieilles . The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Her daughter became a nun at Saint-Leger de Préaux[3491]. m ---.

b) [ROGER (-after [1060]). "…Ingulfus dapifer, Rogerius filius Toraldi, Unfredus filius Ansquitilli, Rainaldus Foliot, Ricardus de Sturavilla, Gosfridus filius Rotberti Venatoris, Nigellus de Glanvilla, Rodulfus camerarius…Serlus filius Alveredi, Ricardus Britesonis filius" witnessed the charter dated to [1060] under which "Niellus vicecomes" donated six churches on Guernsey to the abbey of Marmoutier[3492]. It is not certain that Roger was the brother of Honfroi de Vieilles. However, no other person named Thorold has yet been identified in the primary sources so far consulted.]

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Torf d'Harcourt Prince of Denmark [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 913 in Normandie, France. He died 4 after 955. He married 5 Ertemberge de Brioquibec about 944 in France.

Ertemberge de Brioquibec [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 931 in Normandie, France. She married 4 Torf d'Harcourt Prince of Denmark about 944 in France. Ertemberge was born 5 about 930 in Normandie, France.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Thorold de Ponteaudemer d'Harcourt
     		M 	ii 	Turchetel d'Harcourt Seigneur de Torqueville

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Torf "The Rich" De HARCOURT

Born: 928, Normandy, France

Notes: He was a great Norman feudal baron. Probably he was a grandson of one of the viking chiefs of Scandinavia who accompanied Rollo ABT 900 A.D. in the Norse invasion of northern France where they permanently settled and gave to the country its name "Normandy". Torf possessed numerous lordships in Normandy, being Seigneur de Torville, Torcy, Torny, Torly, du Ponteautord, etc. It has been suggested that he was a son of Bernard the Dane, the most powerful of the feudal nobles of Normandy during the reign of Duke William I (b. 927 - d. 943) and Regent during the minority of Duke Richard I (b. 943 - d. 955); but this claim has not been proved.

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Torf the Rich married in 955 Ensorberge. They had two sons as follows:

1. Thurbold de Pontaudemer, the eldest son.

2. Turquetil, Turqueville or Tanqueraye, de Neufmarche, second son. died about 1036. He married Anceline, sister of Turstain of Montfort-sur-Risle. -------------------- Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968

  1. Note: Page: 1

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Torf was also called Torf "the Rich" de Harcourt.

Seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville was noted as "a Norman founder."

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p64.htm#i8456 )

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

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

Birth 0928 France, High Normandy, Eure, Brionne


Ertemberge de Brioquibec

Birth 0930 France, Low Normandy, Manche, Bricquibec

Death abt 0955

Aged 25 years


1+ Thorold de 0949/0951 0979 France, High Normandy, Eure, Pont-Audemer m. Duvelina of Arques

2+ Turchetil de 0951 aft 1027 France, Low Normandy, Turqueville m. Adeline de Montfort

3 William De abt 0953 France, Normandy

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TORF "The Rich" DE TORVILLE was born about 920 in Normandy, France and married ERTEMBERGE DE BRIQUEBEC about 950.

"Torf, Seigneur De Torville, a great Norman feudal baron, born about A.D. 920, is the earliest historical progenitor of the Newburgh or Newberry family from whom a certain and unbroken male line has been traced. Probably he was a grandson of one of the viking chiefs of Scandinavia who accompanied Rollo about (and some say son-in-law to Rollo) 900 A.D. in the Norse invasion of northern France where they permanently settled and gave to the country its name "Normandy". Torf possessed numerous lordships in Normandy, being Seigneur de Torville, Torcy, Torny, Torly, du Ponteautorf, etc."

Children:

TOUROUDE, SIRE DU PONTEAUDEMER

TURCHETIL, SEIGNEUR DE TURQUEVILLE

WILLIAM DE TORVILLE

-------------------- seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville1

b. 928

seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville|b. 928|p64.htm#i8456|Bernard the Saxon|b. 904|p233.htm#i26755|Sprote de Bourgogne|b. 908|p233.htm#i26757|||||||||||||

Father Bernard the Saxon2 b. 904

Mother Sprote de Bourgogne1 b. 908

    Also called Torf "the Rich" de Harcourt.2 Seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville was born in 920.3 He was born in 928.1 He was the son of Bernard the Saxon and Sprote de Bourgogne.2,1 Seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville was is noted as "a Norman founder". He married Ermenberge de Bricquebec.1 Seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville died circa 1010.3

Family 1

Child

   * Touroude de Torville , seigneur de Pont Audemer+ b. 949

Family 2

Ermenberge de Bricquebec b. 930

Child

   * Turchetil, seigneur de Turqueville & de Turqueraye+ b. 960, d. a 10243,1

Citations

  1. [S467] GdRdF, online http://jeanjacques.villemag.free.fr/, comte d'Harcourt.
  2. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 261.
  3. [S674] Family Trees, A&E Family Forest.

-------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps04/ps04_179.htm

Turof, son of Torf, inherited from his mother the Pont Audemar estate on the banks of the Risele ten miles from the Seine. There is some doubt as to the identity of his wife {-see ref. under ID2888}.

Alternate spelling: Touroude de PONT-AUDEMER -------------------- Vital Statistics

  • Michael Stanhope cites Robert de Torigny (see below) as the source for the parents of Turold (Turulf) and Turchetil being Torf and Ertemberga. FMG only gives Torf, saying Torf's wife is unknown.
  • Similarly, de Torigny says that Turchetil was Torf and Ertemberga's son, whereas FMG says that a daughter of Torf married Turchetil but then seems to contradict himself.

Sources and Notes

http://stanhopefamilyhistory.webs.com/

  • Turold of Pont-Audemer - according to Robert of Torigny [GND, viii. c. 37], Torf and Ertemberga were the parents of Turold alias Turulf, and Turchetil [see also OV ii. 12]; the latter being Seigneur de Turqueville et de Tanqueraye, who married Anceline de Bertrande, daughter of Ansfrid the Dane and Helloe de Beulac. Ansfrid was another son of [1.1.1.2.2.] Heriolfr Turstain. It is wrongly assumed that this Turchetil was a forefather of the Harcourts; he died childless, passing his estate to his great-nephew [cart. Preaux, fol. 97v; CP xi. Instr., col. 201 a. d., Du Monstier, Neustria Pia, p. 522, 1663]. Turold married Duvelina de Crepon, sister of Gunnor, the wife of [1.1.1.3.1.1.1.] 'Duke' Richard; they were ancestors of the Beaumont family of Pont-Audemer, and, according to Auguste le Prevost, of the Harcourts, with Turold and Duvelina being the parents of both [1.1.1.2.3.1.1.2.] Onfroi de Vieilles [GND vii. 1. 3.], and[1.1.1.2.3.1.2.] Turchetil de Neufmarche [Ordericus, ed. Prevost, vol. i., p. 180; ii. pp. 14, 369, 370; iii. pp. 42, 229].

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Generation One

1. TORF1 was born circa 920, and died between 950 and 1030. He married circa 950, ERTEMBERGE DE BRIQUEBEC. [67, 28, 103]

Seigneur de Torville

possibly a son of Bernard the Dane, the most powerful of the feudal nobles of

Normandy but this relationship has not been proved.

Children: + 2 i. TOURADE2 DE PONTAUDEMER, b. circa 950; m. EVA DE CREPON circa 980.

3 ii. TURCHETIL. 

Seigneur de Turqueville, ancestor of the famous harcourt family of Normandy and

England.

4 iii. WILLIAM DE TORVILLE. 

http://armidalesoftware.com/issue/full/Thaler_238_main.html#N2 -------------------- Torf "The Rich" De HARCOURT

Born: 928, Normandy, France

Notes: He was a great Norman feudal baron. Probably he was a grandson of one of the viking chiefs of Scandinavia who accompanied Rollo ABT 900 A.D. in the Norse invasion of northern France where they permanently settled and gave to the country its name "Normandy". Torf possessed numerous lordships in Normandy, being Seigneur de Torville, Torcy, Torny, Torly, du Ponteautord, etc. It has been suggested that he was a son of Bernard the Dane, the most powerful of the feudal nobles of Normandy during the reign of Duke William I (b. 927 - d. 943) and Regent during the minority of Duke Richard I (b. 943 - d. 955); but this claim has not been proved.

Father: Bernard "The Dane" De HARCOURT

Mother: Sprota De BOURGOGNE

Married: Ertemberge De BRIOQUIBEC (dau. of Lancelot De Brioquibec)

Children:

1. Thorold De PONTAUDEMAR

2. Turchetil De HARCOURT

-------------------- Torf, surnamed "the Riche" added Torville, Torcy. Torny and Pontatou to his personal inheritance. He married Ertemberga, daughter of Launcelot de Briquebec, a nobleman of Danish extraction. ~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg. 142, Pedigree 113

Torf married Ertemberge Briquebec, daughter of Anslac Seigneur de Thurstain Seigneur de Briquebec and Unknown. (Ertemberge Briquebec was born in 930 in Normandy, France and died in 1001 in Normandy, France.)

-------------------- Notes: He was a great Norman feudal baron. Probably he was a grandson of one of the viking chiefs of Scandinavia who accompanied Rollo ABT 900 A.D. in the Norse invasion of northern France where they permanently settled and gave to the country its name "Normandy". Torf possessed numerous lordships in Normandy, being Seigneur de Torville, Torcy, Torny, Torly, du Ponteautord, etc. It has been suggested that he was a son of Bernard the Dane, the most powerful of the feudal nobles of Normandy during the reign of Duke William I (b. 927 - d. 943) and Regent during the minority of Duke Richard I (b. 943 - d. 955); but this claim has not been proved.

-------------------- Prins av Danmark.

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Torfe "the Rich" de Harcourt's Timeline

914
January 6, 914
Plouigneau, Finistere, Brittany, France
949
949
Age 35
Pont-Audemer, Eure, France
951
951
Age 37
Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
953
953
Age 39
Normandy,France
955
955
Age 41
Of, Pont-Audemer, Eure, France
1002
January 7, 1002
Age 88
Plouigneau, Finistere, Brittany, France
January 7, 1002
Age 88
1007
1007
Age 88
1932
January 24, 1932
Age 88
January 24, 1932
Age 88