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Turchetil d'Harcourt

Nicknames: "Neufmarche"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Died in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Place of Burial: France
Immediate Family:

Son of Torfe "the Rich" de Harcourt and Ertemberge, dame de Briquebec
Husband of Adeline de Montfort
Father of Gautier (Walter) de Harcourt; Lesceline de Harcourt de Turqueville; Alice De Brionne; Anquetil, Seigneur d'Harcourt and Hugues d'Harcourt
Brother of Thorold, seigneur de Pont-Audemer; William d'Harcourt and Lesseline (Countess of Montdidier) d'Harcourt

Occupation: Seigneur de Tourville, de Turqueville, de Turqueraye & d'Harcourt, Gouverneur de Normandie
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About Turchetil d'Harcourt

Turquetil (Thorketil) d'Harcourt, seigneur de Tourville, de Turqueville et de Turqueray, possesseur de la terre d'Harcourt, est né vers 960, fils de Torf et d'Ertemberge de Briquebec, et petit-fils de Bernard le Danois, allié de Rollon.

Il signe la donation faite à l'abbaye de Fécamp par le duc Richard II de Normandie vers l'an 1002.

Il est gouverneur de Guillaume le Conquérant durant sa minorité. D'après Orderic Vital, il aurait été tué par les ennemis du duc, le parti richardide.

De son mariage avec Anceline de Montfort, fille du baron Hugues II de Montfort, il eut trois enfants:

  • Anquetil d'Harcourt, (Ansketil) seigneur d'Harcourt
  • Lesceline († 1058), comtesse d'Eu, bienheureuse, fondatrice de l'abbaye de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, épouse Guillaume, comte d'Eu, fils du duc Richard Ier de Normandie
  • Gauthier Turchetil, Seigneur de Tourville

(wilipedia.fr)

LINKS

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

MEDIEVAL LANDS

SEIGNEURS de TOURVILLE

1. TURCHETIL . Seigneur de Tourville.

According to Robert de Torigny[2369], he was the brother of Thorold and father of Ansketil d´Harcourt. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names ”Turketillus…frater…Turulphi, cuius filius Hasculfus d´Harcourt” married “aliam sororem…comitissæ Gunnoræ” by whom he was father of “duos…filios…Walterum de Giffard primogenitum…”[2370].

m ---, daughter of TORF & his wife ---.

Turchetil & his wife had [four] children:

a) [HASCULF d´Harcourt . The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names ”Turketillus…frater…Turulphi, cuius filius Hasculfus d´Harcourt” married “aliam sororem…comitissæ Gunnoræ” by whom he was father of “duos…filios…Walterum de Giffard primogenitum…”[2371]. This is contradicted by Guillaume de Jumièges who names "Gueuve et Aveline" as two sisters of Gunnor, the latter married to Osbern de Bolbec and "Gautier-Giffard 1er et Godefroi" as the sons of Osbern de Bolbec & his wife[2372].]

b) HUGUES . An undated charter, dated to the [1035/50], records the donation of "predium Heltonis quod possedit Gozelinus vicecomes" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the support of "Willelmus comes Normanniæ, et Willelmus, filius Willelmi comitis, qui et hæres Heltonis, et Robertus comes frater eius…Niellus…et Turstinus vicecomites", subscribed by "…filii Turchitilli Hugo et Goffridus necnon Walerannus comes", signed by "Gozelini vicecomitis, Heltonis, Willelmi heredis Heltonis, Walberti fratris Heltonis, Waleranni comitis, Alberici comitis, Heltæ filii Heltonis…"[2373].

c) GEOFFROY . An undated charter, dated to the [1035/50], records the donation of "predium Heltonis quod possedit Gozelinus vicecomes" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the support of "Willelmus comes Normanniæ, et Willelmus, filius Willelmi comitis, qui et hæres Heltonis, et Robertus comes frater eius…Niellus…et Turstinus vicecomites", subscribed by "…filii Turchitilli Hugo et Goffridus necnon Walerannus comes", signed by "Gozelini vicecomitis, Heltonis, Willelmi heredis Heltonis, Walberti fratris Heltonis, Waleranni comitis, Alberici comitis, Heltæ filii Heltonis…"[2374].

d) LECELINE (-26 Jan [1057/58]). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of "un certain frère du duc, né du meme père…Guillaume" and Lescelina after his escape from imprisonment[2375]. She is named as the wife of Guillaume Comte d'Eu by Orderic Vitalis[2376]. "Lezelina comitissa" donated land bordering the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen dated [1049], which also names her three sons (in order) Hugues, Guillaume and Robert[2377]. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Lecelina comitissa Aucensis relicta Willermi comitis" founded "mon. Sancti Petri super Divam virorum et mon. fem. ante urbem Lexoviensem" with "filiis suis Roberto comite Aucensi et Hugone episcopo Lexoviensi"[2378].

m GUILLAUME Comte d'Eu, son of RICHARD I "Sans Peur" Comte de Normandie & his second wife Gunnora --- (978-1057).

LECELINE, daughter of TURCHETIL Seigneur de Tourville & his wife --- (-26 Jan [1057/58]).

Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of "un certain frère du duc, né du meme père…Guillaume" and Lescelina after his escape from imprisonment[1368]. She is named as the wife of Guillaume Comte d'Eu by Orderic Vitalis[1369]. An undated charter, dated to [1049], records that "Lezelina comitissa…cum filiis suis" was expelled "de castro Ou" and donated land on the banks of the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone, Willelmo, Rotberto"[1370].

Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Lecelina comitissa Aucensis relicta Willermi comitis" founded "mon. Sancti Petri super Divam virorum et mon. fem. ante urbem Lexoviensem" with "filiis suis Roberto comite Aucensi et Hugone episcopo Lexoviensi"[1371].

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Served the young William II of Normandy as a guardian and was killed in that capacity.

THURYTEL (TURKETIL), a tutor of the young Duke WILLIAM I, killed in the Duke’s bedchamber at Vaudreuil ca 1036.

The Normans in South Wales, 1070-1171

Lynn H. Nelson

(Austin and London: University of Texas Press, 1966)

Library of Congress No. 65-21296

Excerpt from Chapter 5. The Establishment of the Marcher Lordships

http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/carrie_books/nelson/5.html

In 1035, Duke Robert died and was succeeded by the eight-year old William the Bastard. Normandy entered a stormy period which saw Richard supporting the young duke. His greatest trial came during the revolt of William of Arques in 1053, when, alone of all of the nobles of his district, he remained loyal to Duke William's banner. He garrisoned and held his castle of St. Aubins against the insurgents. Supporting him in this action was his son-in-law, Geoffrey, son of Turketil of Neufmarche. Turketil had acted as guardian of the young duke, and was assassinated while performing this office, per-

haps in the same plot that took the life of William Fitz-Osbern's father. Geoffrey now had entered into close contact with his father-in-law's group. The rebellion was quelled, and the family of Aufay achieved the high regard of Duke William for their loyalty. Geoffrey continued in the ducal service, but with less success than had his father-in-law. He was the lawful heir of Turketil's fortress of Le Neuf-Marche-en-Lions, on the borders of Beauvais. He appears to have been unable to halt the raids of his French neighbors in this region and for this reason lost the confidence of Duke William. He apparently fell far from favor and was finally dispossessed of his fortress for some trivial reason.4

Geoffrey had two sons to witness his disgrace in 1060. The one, Dreux, gave up military service and entered the monastery of St. Evroult. He does not seem to have shared his father's disgrace, for his duties consisted of staying with the ducal court and attempting to obtain grants and benefactions for the abbey.5 The other son was Bernard of Neufmarche, who remained in the service of the duke. Born at the castle of Le Neuf-Marche-en-Lions, he no doubt grew up with the excellent military experience which life on the marches afforded.

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Guardian to Duke william @ 1027 -------------------- Turquetil, seigneur de Turqueville, and de Tanqueraye, about 1001, appears in several charters concerning the abbeys of Fecamp and Bernay. He was lord of Neufmarche-en-Lions, governor of the boy duke, William, and was treacherously assassinated between 1035 and 1040 by hirelings of Raoul de Gace. Turquetil was the second son of Torf, the son of Bernard the Dane, which latter was governor and regent of Normandy in 912, from whom descended the sires de Beaumont, comtes de Meulent, the barons of Cacelles and Saint-Pare, the lords of Gournay and Milly, the barons of Neubourg, the vicomtes of Evereux, the Earls of Leicester, and many other noble French and English houses. Turquetil married Anceline, sister of Toustain, seigneur de Montfort-sur-Risle, and had issue: Anchetil, and Walter de Lescelina who married Beatrice, abbess of Montivilliers, natural daughter of Robert I., Duke of Normandy, as well as Leceline de Turqueville, the wife of William, comte d'Exmes (later(d'Eu), an illegitimate son on the same duke.

Turquetil, Turqueville or Tanqueraye, de Neufmarche, second son. died about 1036. He married Anceline, sister of Turstain of Montfort-sur-Risle. They had three children as follows:

1. Anquetil. See below.

2. Gautier de Lescelina or de Turqueville, married Beatrice, Abbess of Montivilliers, natural daughter of Richard I., Duke of Normandy.

3. Lesceline de Turqueville, married William, Count of Exmes (later Eu). -------------------- Turchetil, Sire de Harcourt, Normandy; fl. 1024; presumably kin of [English Harcourt descendants]. [Burke's peerage]

Turchetil de HARCOURT, Seigneur de Turqueville [Ref: Turton (prob using Burke's)]

Turketil de TURQUEVILLE [Ref: Watney p99]

   Turquetil Seigneur de TURQUETIL et de TANQUERAYE. His name has been spelt Turchil, Turketil, Turkel, Turkeul, Turquetal, Torkel, Torketil, Torchetil, Thorkil, Thorkel, Thurkild, Turquetil, Thorchetil, etc. It is a Danish name meaning Thor's Kettle or Cauldron. Turchetil de Neufmarche was his namesake. Turchetil III Baron De Tourville, Seigneur de Tourville and de Tanqueray.
   Turquetil, seigneur de Turqueville, and de Tanqueraye, about 1001, appears in several charters concerning the abbeys of Fecamp and Bernay. He was lord of Neufmarche-en-Lions, governor of the boy duke, William... Turquetil was the second son of Torf, the son of Bernard the Dane... Turquetil, Turqueville or Tanqueraye, de Neufmarche, second son. died about 1036. He married Anceline, sister of Turstain of Montfort-sur-Risle.
   Research note: can Turqueville also be Torville? Watney lists his father as Torf "the Rich" de HARCOURT, Seigneur de Torville & states he built the castle of Torville in 955. McBride shows Tourville. Is this French vs English for the same placename?
   death: was treacherously assassinated between 1035 and 1040 by hirelings of Raoul de Gace... Murdered along with three other governor's of the young William future King of England. [Ref: McBride] (I show 1027, unfortunately I didn't identify the source, but it was apparently more solid than McBride or I would have replaced it as per McBride).

-------------------- TURCHETIL . Seigneur de Tourville. According to Robert de Torigny[2693], he was the brother of Thorold and father of Ansketil d´Harcourt. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names ”Turketillus…frater…Turulphi, cuius filius Hasculfus d´Harcourt” married “aliam sororem…comitissæ Gunnoræ” by whom he was father of “duos…filios…Walterum de Giffard primogenitum…”[2694]. m ---, daughter of TORF & his wife ---. Turchetil & his wife had [four] children:

a) [HASCULF d´Harcourt . The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names ”Turketillus…frater…Turulphi, cuius filius Hasculfus d´Harcourt” married “aliam sororem…comitissæ Gunnoræ” by whom he was father of “duos…filios…Walterum de Giffard primogenitum…”[2695]. This is contradicted by Guillaume de Jumièges who names "Gueuve et Aveline" as two sisters of Gunnor, the latter married to Osbern de Bolbec and "Gautier-Giffard 1er et Godefroi" as the sons of Osbern de Bolbec & his wife[2696].]

b) HUGUES . An undated charter, dated to the [1035/50], records the donation of "predium Heltonis quod possedit Gozelinus vicecomes" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the support of "Willelmus comes Normanniæ, et Willelmus, filius Willelmi comitis, qui et hæres Heltonis, et Robertus comes frater eius…Niellus…et Turstinus vicecomites", subscribed by "…filii Turchitilli Hugo et Goffridus necnon Walerannus comes", signed by "Gozelini vicecomitis, Heltonis, Willelmi heredis Heltonis, Walberti fratris Heltonis, Waleranni comitis, Alberici comitis, Heltæ filii Heltonis…"[2697].

c) GEOFFROY . An undated charter, dated to the [1035/50], records the donation of "predium Heltonis quod possedit Gozelinus vicecomes" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the support of "Willelmus comes Normanniæ, et Willelmus, filius Willelmi comitis, qui et hæres Heltonis, et Robertus comes frater eius…Niellus…et Turstinus vicecomites", subscribed by "…filii Turchitilli Hugo et Goffridus necnon Walerannus comes", signed by "Gozelini vicecomitis, Heltonis, Willelmi heredis Heltonis, Walberti fratris Heltonis, Waleranni comitis, Alberici comitis, Heltæ filii Heltonis…"[2698].

d) LESCELINE (-26 Jan [1057/58]). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage of "un certain frère du duc, né du meme père…Guillaume" and Lesceline after his escape from imprisonment[2699]. She is named as the wife of Guillaume Comte d'Eu by Orderic Vitalis[2700]. "Lezelina comitissa" donated land bordering the Seine to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen dated [1049], which also names her three sons (in order) Hugues, Guillaume and Robert[2701]. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Lecelina comitissa Aucensis relicta Willermi comitis" founded "mon. Sancti Petri super Divam virorum et mon. fem. ante urbem Lexoviensem" with "filiis suis Roberto comite Aucensi et Hugone episcopo Lexoviensi"[2702]. m GUILLAUME Comte d'Eu, son of RICHARD I "Sans Peur" Comte de Normandie & his second wife Gunnora --- (978-1057).

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Turchetil d'Harcourt, seigneur de Tourville, de Turqueville, de Turqueraye & d'Harcourt's Timeline

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Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
972
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Age 21
Turqueville, Normandy, France
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Age 24
Brionne, Haute-Normandie, France
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Probably Tourville-sur-Pont-Audemer, (Present département de l'Eure), Duché de Normandie, France
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Age 40
Harcourt, Normandy, France
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Age 73
Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
1948
March 23, 1948
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