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Wevia de Crépon, wife of Thorold de Pont-Audemer

Also Known As: "Weva de Crépon", "Wewa", "Wevia", "Gueuve", "Weva de Crepon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Arque, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandie, France
Place of Burial: France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Herbastus de Crépon (hypothetical person) and NN Wife of Herbastus de Crépon
Wife of Osbern de Bolbec and Thorold, seigneur de Pont-Audemer
Mother of Honfroi, seigneur de Vieilles; Herbrand de Pont-Audemer; Richard de Harcourt; Gilbert de Harcourt; Turquetil (Thurketill) de Neufmarché and 1 other
Sister of Gunnor, Duchess of Normandy; Sainsfrida / Seinfrie de Crépon; Herfast / Arfast de de Crépon, brother of Gunnora; Avelina de Crépon, wife of Osbern de Bolbec; NN de Crépon, parent of Vicomtesse de Rouen and 2 others
Half sister of N.N de Crepon

Occupation: sister of Gunnora, Duchess of Normandy, Sister of Gunnora, concubine of Richard I, Duke of Normandy
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About Wevia de Crépon, wife of Thorold de Pont-Audemer

Robert de Torigny mentioned Wevia as a sister of Gunnora. As printed by Duchesne, this chapter implies that Wevia married Thorold de Pontaudemer and her sister Avenline married Osbern de Bolebec, but as printed by Marx, the passage contains words which reverse the meaning. It appears that in the time of Robert de Torigny it was believed that Wevia was the wife of Osbern de Bolebec. (White, 1921)

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Wevia de Crépon

  • Parents: Herbastus 'the Dane' and his wife
  • Spouse: Thorold

Children:

  • 1. Honfroi who married Aubrey
  • 2. Roger
  • 3. (some report a daughter Josceline, but this is a confusion with the daughters of Sainsfrida and Aveline, see their profile pages)

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

MEDIEVAL LANDS by Charles Cawley (updated here on 28 Feb 2015)

Chapter 1. EARLY NORMAN FAMILIES of VIKING ORIGIN

Four sisters and one brother, presumably of Viking origin. Their parents are not known, and there is no guarantee that they all shared the same father and mother:

1. SAINSFRIDA [Senfrie] . Guillaume de Jumièges records that "in domo forestarii...hospiti suo...uxorem suam Sainfriam" rejected the advances of Richard I Comte [de Normandie] and sent “Gunnorem sororem suam” to his bed in her place[1596]. She and her three sisters, as well as their husbands, are named by Robert de Torigny[1597]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Seufriam" as sister of "Gunnor uxor…Richardi Normannis ducem"[1598]. m ---. The name of Sainsfrida's husband is not known. Sainsfrida and her husband had one child:

a) JOSCELINE . The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iosceline" as daughter of "Seufriam"[1599]. Josceline, her husband and her mother are named in a letter of Ives Bishop of Chartres to Henry I King of England dated 1114 which explains the consanguinity between the king and Hugues de Châteauneuf, who wanted to marry one of the king's illegitimate daughters[1600]. m ROGER [I] Seigneur de Montgommery, son of --- (-before [1048]).

2. GUNNORA ([950]-5 Jan 1031). Guillaume de Jumièges records that "in domo forestarii...hospiti suo...uxorem suam Sainfriam" rejected the advances of Richard I Comte [de Normandie] and sent “Gunnorem sororem suam” to his bed in her place[1601]. She and her three sisters, as well as their husbands, are named by Robert de Torigny[1602]. It appears from Dudo de Saint-Quentin and Robert de Torigny[1603] that Gunnora was Richard I's mistress before she married him. Guillaume of Jumièges records that Richard married “Gunnor ex nobilissima Danorum prosapia ortam”, in the sentence which follows the record of the death of Richard´s first wife[1604]. According to Robert de Torigny, the marriage took place to legitimise Richard and Gunnora's son Robert to permit his appointment as Bishop of Rouen[1605]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "Non Jan" of "Gonnoridis…comitissa Normannie"[1606]. m ([before 989]) as his second wife, RICHARD I “Sans Peur" Comte [de Normandie], son of GUILLAUME Comte [ de Normandie] & his first wife Sprota --- (Fécamp [932]-Fécamp 20 Nov 996, bur Fécamp).

3. HERFAST . His parentage is confirmed by Guillaume of Jumièges who records the murder of [his son] “Osbernus...procurator principalis domus, Herfasti Gunnoris comitissæ fratris filius“[1607]. Orderic Vitalis records that “Osbernus Herfasti filius” was “de pago Calcegio oriundus”, although in the context of a passage which is anachronistic[1608]. m ---. The name of Herfast's wife is not known. Herfast & his wife had two children:

a) OSBERN de Crépon (-murdered Vandreuil [1038/42]). Orderic Vitalis records that “Osbernus Herfasti filius” was “de pago Calcegio oriundus”, although in the context of a passage which is anachronistic[1609]. "Duke Richard [II]" donated property to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1026], subscribed by "…Osbernus filius Arfast, Ranulfus frater eius"[1610]. "…Osbe filius Herfasti…" witnessed the charter dated to [1030] under which Robert II Duke of Normandy confirmed rights of Mont Saint-Michel[1611]. Steward (dapifer) of Robert II and Guillaume II Dukes of Normandy. "Rotberti comitis, Osberni dapiferi…" witnessed the charter dated to [1030/35] under which "Erchembaldus vicecomes" donated "prata de Salhus et…in Sarlosvilla jure hereditario" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Rouen[1612]. An undated charter, recording a donation to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, records that "Osbernus dapifer" was killed "a suis hostibus"[1613]. He is named "Osberni cognomento Pacifici" in the charter dated to [1035/60] which records the donation by his widow and two sons to Rouen Sainte-Trinité for his soul[1614]. Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Osbernus...procurator principalis domus, Herfasti Gunnoris comitissæ fratris filius“ was killed while sleeping “in cubiculo ducis cum ipso in valle Rodoili” by “Willelmo Rogerii de Montegumeri filio”, dated to early in the reign of Duke Guillaume II from the context[1615]. m EMMA d'Ivry, daughter of RAOUL d'Ivry Comte de Bayeux & his wife Aubrée [Eremburge] --- (-after [1067]). Guillaume of Jumièges records that one of the daughters of “Rodulphum” and his wife “Erembergam...natam in quadam villa Calcini territorii...Cavilla” married “Osberno de Crepon de qua natus est Willelmus filius Osberni”[1616]. "Willelmus et frater eius Osbernus" donated "terram…Herchembaldus vicecomes et Turoldus, comitissæ Gunnoris camerarius" and revenue from land received by "Croco et Erchembaldus filii eiusdem Erchembaldi vicecomitis" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the consent of "matre eorum Emma", for the soul of "patris sui Osberni cognomento Pacifici", by charter dated to [1035/60][1617]. "Emma Osberni dapiferi uxore" is named as "dominis mei" with her two sons in the undated charter of Ansfredus[1618]. "Erchenbaldo filio Erchenbaldi vicecomitis", on the point of leaving "ultra mare", donated property to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "rege Anglorum et duce Normannorum Guillelmo", by undated charter, signed by "…Willelmi filii Osberni, Emmæ matris eius, Ansfredi filii Athlæ…"[1619]. "Ansfredus, Osberni de Ou vicecomitis, postea…Hierosolimitani monachi, filius…cum conjuge mea Emma" offered "unicum filium meum…Goiffredum" as a monk at Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "dominis meis Emma, Osberni dapiferi uxore et filiis eius Willelmo et Osberno…Willelmo…principe Normannorum", by undated charter[1620]. Osbern & his wife had three children:

i) GUILLAUME FitzOsbern (-killed in battle Cassel, Flanders 22 Feb 1071, bur Abbaye de Cormeilles). Guillaume of Jumièges records that one of the daughters of “Rodulphum” and his wife “Erembergam...natam in quadam villa Calcini territorii...Cavilla” married “Osberno de Crepon de qua natus est Willelmus filius Osberni”[1621]. "Willelmus et frater eius Osbernus" donated "terram…Herchembaldus vicecomes et Turoldus, comitissæ Gunnoris camerarius" and revenue from land received by "Croco et Erchembaldus filii eiusdem Erchembaldi vicecomitis" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the consent of "matre eorum Emma", for the soul of "patris sui Osberni cognomento Pacifici", by charter dated to [1035/60], signed by "…Godeboldi, Daneboldi, Ansfredi filii Osberni, Gisleberti filii Turgisii…"[1622]. "Willelmo filio Osberni et…Ælicia eius uxore filia Rogeri de Thoneio" founded the abbey of Lyre by charter dated 1046[1623]. Orderic Vitalis names “...Willermus Osberni filius, ducis cognatus et dapifer...” among the leading lords under Guillaume II Duke of Normandy[1624]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Willelmo dapifero filio Osberni" contributed 60 ships towards the invasion of England in 1066[1625]. Orderic Vitalis names “...Guillermus Osberni filius...” among those who took part in the battle of Hastings[1626]. He was rewarded for his part in the conquest of England with estates in the Isle of Wight and county of Hereford, thereby becoming Earl of Hereford.

- EARLS of HEREFORD.

ii) OSBERN (-1101). "Willelmus et frater eius Osbernus" donated "terram…Herchembaldus vicecomes et Turoldus, comitissæ Gunnoris camerarius" and revenue from land received by "Croco et Erchembaldus filii eiusdem Erchembaldi vicecomitis" to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen, with the consent of "matre eorum Emma", for the soul of "patris sui Osberni cognomento Pacifici", by charter dated to [1035/60][1627]. "Osberni frater eius [Willelmi]" witnessed a charter dated 1038 or after[1628]. "Ansfredus, Osberni de Ou vicecomitis, postea…Hierosolimitani monachi, filius…cum conjuge mea Emma" offered "unicum filium meum…Goiffredum" as a monk at Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "dominis meis Emma, Osberni dapiferi uxore et filiis eius Willelmo et Osberno…Willelmo…principe Normannorum", by undated charter[1629]. Chancellor of England. Bishop of Exeter 1072[1630].

iii) EMMA . "Willelmus Vernonensis filius Hugonis eiusque conjux Emma" donated property at "castrum Vernonense" to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, with the consent of "Willelmo rege Anglorum et duce Normannorum", by undated charter[1631]. Guillaume de Vernon, his son Hugues and his wife Emma donated property to Rouen Holy Trinity, confirmed in the charter dated to [1067][1632]. Her parentage is confirmed by a charter of Carisbrooke Priory, Isle of Wight which names “Johannem et Ricardum” as the two sons of “Willielmum filium Osberni marescallum…comitem Herefordiæ” who predeceased their father, and records that their inheritance went to “Ricardo de Rivers, nepoti prædicti Willielmi filii Osberni, tunc comiti Exoniæ”[1633]. m GUILLAUME de Vernon, son of HUGUES de Vernon & his wife --- (-[4 Jun ----]).

b) RAINULF . "Duke Richard [II]" donated property to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1026], subscribed by "…Osbernus filius Arfast, Ranulfus frater eius"[1634].

4. WEWA . 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”[1635]. She and her three sisters, as well as their husbands, are named by Robert de Torigny[1636]. The Genealogia Fundatoris of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that the (unnamed) sister of ”Gunnora comitissa Normanniæ” married “Turulpho de Ponte-Adomaro”[1637]. m THOROLD de Pont-Audemer, son of TORF & his wife --- (-after 1040).

5. [AVELINE] . 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”[1638]. She and her three sisters, as well as their husbands, are named by Robert de Torigny[1639]. On the other hand, 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…”[1640]. As noted under Giffard, another primary source indicates that the wife of "Osbernus Giffardus" (assumed to refer to Osbern de Bolbec given that his son used the name Giffard) was named Hawise[1641]. It is not known whether Osbern was married twice or whether all the sources cited refer to the same person, one or other mistaking the name. m [as his first wife,] OSBERN de Bolbec, son of ---.

6. [--- . It is not known which brother or sister of Gunnora was the parent of Beatrix.]

a) BEATRIX . Guillaume of Jumièges records that “nepotes...plures...Gunnor...una earum” married “patri primi Willelmi de Warenna” by whom she had “idem Willelmus postea comes Surreiæ et Rogerus de Mortuo-mari frater ipsius”[1642]. An undated charter records an agreement between Sainte-Trinité de Rouen and "Rodulfo Warethnæ" to buy land "in Blovilla…apud villam…Merdeplud…et terram prati Sottevillæ", with the consent of "dominum nostrum Willelmum Normannorum ducem…et Rotomagensis archiepiscopi Malgerii", by undated charter (dated to [1037/55]), signed by "…ejusdem Rodulfi de Guarethna., Beatricis uxori eius, Rogerii filii episcopi, Huberti filii Turoldi…"[1643]. m as his first wife, RAOUL de Warenne, son of --- .

7. [--- . It is not known which brother or sister of Gunnora was the parent of the following daughter.]

a) daughter . Guillaume of Jumièges records that “nepotes...plures...Gunnor...earum...altera” married “Nicolao de Bascheritivilla” among whose descendants were “Willelmus Martellus et Walterus de Sancto Martino”[1644]. m ROGER de Baqueville, son of ---.

8. [--- . It is not known which brother or sister of Gunnora was the parent of the following daughter.]

a) daughter . Guillaume of Jumièges records that “nepotes...plures...Gunnor...earum...tertia” married “Richardo vicecomiti Rothomagensi, patri...Lamberti de Sancto Sidonio”[1645]. m RICHARD Vicomte de Rouen, son of ---.

9. [--- . It is not known which brother or sister of Gunnora was the parent of the following daughter.]

a) daughter . Guillaume of Jumièges records that “nepotes...plures...Gunnor...earum...quarta” married “Osmundo de Centum-villis vicecomiti Vernonii” by whom she had “primus Fulco de Aneio, plures filiæ, quarum una mater fuit primi Balduini de Reuers” [although the latter part at least of this passage is contradicted by other primary sources][1646]. m OSMOND de Centville Vicomte de Vernon, son of ---.

Sources

  • [1596] Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber VIII, XXXVI, p. 311.
  • [1597] Robert de Torigny, Book VIII, c. 37.
  • [1598] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 821.
  • [1599] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1116, MGH SS XXIII, p. 821.
  • [1600] Receuil des Histoires de France, Vol. XV, p. 167, cited in CP XI 683 footnote c.
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(1) It is likely that almost everyone who has any recent British blood in them is descended from one or more of the people mentioned below so this family features in many genie databases. However, it appears that the only proven knowledge that there is on the family is based on references to Gunnor, wife/mistress of Richard, Duke of Normandy. It is known that she had a brother called Herfastus but, although many sources also name her father as Herfastus (or similar), her parentage is not known for sure. It is understood that the family was originally of Danish origin although whether it was Gunnor's father who moved from Denmark into Normandy or an earlier generation is not known. Suggestions that Gunnor's father was a son of Harald 'Bluetooth', King of Denmark & Norway, appear to be wholly speculative.
(2) The following was originally based on reports in various web sites which are inconsistent with each other, not least in respect of their dates. The position is further complicated by the fact that the different daughters are often confused with each other, different sources allocating their husbands differently between them. The following now broadly but not fully follows the view taken by Todd Farmerie (reported on www.rootsweb.com/~medieval/, kindly brought to our attention by a site visitor (PK, 09.02.07)) which makes no mention at all of "Crepon" (but does of Cotelin, Normandy) and which names only Senfria, Duvelina and Wevia as definitely Gunnor's sisters. This section remains subject to further review.

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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.

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Generation Two

2. TOURADE2 DE PONTAUDEMER (Torf1), son of (1) Torf1 and Ertemberge (de BRIQUEBEC) _____, was born circa 950 and died between 980 and 1060. He married circa 980, EVA DE CREPON. [67, 32, 103]

younger sister of the Dutchess Gunnora, wife of Richard I, Duke of normandy

(Cf),

Children: + 5 i. HUMPHREY3 DE VEULLES, b. circa 980; m. AUBEREE DE LA HAYE circa 1005.

6 ii. HERBRARD DU PONTEAUDEMER.

7 iii. GILBERD DU PONTEAUDEMER.

8 iv. RICHARD DU PONTEAUDEMER.

9 v. ILBERT DU PONTEAUDEMER.

10 vi. JOSSELINE.

+ 11 vii. JOSCELINE; m. (AAL-3) HUGUES DE MONTGOMERY in 994.

http://armidalesoftware.com/issue/full/Thaler_238_main.html#N2

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Wevia de Crépon, wife of Thorold de Pont-Audemer's Timeline

952
952
Arque, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
979
979
Age 27
France
980
980
Age 28
Pont-Audemer, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
982
982
Age 30
Pont-Audemer, Eure, France
986
986
Age 34
Pont, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
988
988
Age 36
of, Pont-Audemer, Eure, France
988
Age 36
Neuf-Marché, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
990
990
Age 38
Pont Audemer, Eure, Normandie, France
1000
1000
Age 38
France
1020
1020
Age 38