Ansfrid (Ansfroi) I "le Danois" dit "le Goz" Hrolfsson, vicomte d'Exmes

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Ansfrid (Ansfroi) I "le Danois" dit "le Goz" Hrolfsson, vicomte d'Exmes

Also Known As: "Ansfried the Dane", "Count d'Hiesmes", "Ansfred Rolloson", "Ansfroi", "le Danois", "Hrolfsson"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Tillières-sur-Avre, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France,
Death: Died in Tillieres, Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Rollo Thruston Brico, Duke of Normandy and Gerlotte de Blois
Husband of Heloe (Beulac) de Bricquebec and Helloe, comtesse de Beulac
Father of Ansfred Onfror (Goz) Le Goz; Thurstan (Toustain) de Montfort-sur-Risle, Seigneur de Briquebec; Catherine Lotharine de Bricquebec and Ansfred (Ansfroi) II "le Dane" le Goz, vicomte d'Exmes et de Falaise
Brother of Crispina de Bec; Anslec de Bastembourg, seigneur de Briquebec; Guillame Le Blanc Turstain de Bec and Askytel

Occupation: Vicomte d'Exmes until 978 when fief was transferred to Roger I de Montgomery, Sieur, de Montfort-sur-Risle, Curateur, de la maison de Bricque, Seigneur De Briquebec, 1ST VISCOUNT OF HIEMOIS
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About Ansfrid (Ansfroi) I "le Danois" dit "le Goz" Hrolfsson, vicomte d'Exmes

Ansfrid, unclear origin, parents unknown. First known ancestor in the line of the Vicomtes d'Avranches.

Medieval Lands

FMG Medieval Lands :

ANSFRID, son of --- . His name and that of his son suggest that this family was of Viking origin, which is confirmed by Guillaume de Jumièges who names "Toustain surnommé Guz, fils d'Ansfroi le Danois"[610].

m ---. The name of Ansfrid's wife is not known.

Ansfrid & his wife had one child: "…Nielli vicecomitis…Richardi vicecomitis, Guillelmi fratris eius, Haimonis vicecomitis, Radulfi, fratris eius Hernisi, Gaufredi vicecomitis, Gisleberti Crispini, fratris eius Guillelmi, Turstinci vicecomitis, Hugonis filii Huberti, Hugonis Paisfolet, Turstinci Gazel, Guidonis filii Rainaldi comitis, Richardi filii Turstinci, Roberti fratris eius, Rannulfi gilii Ascelini" witnessed the charter dated to [1047 or before] under which Guillaume II Duke of Normandy confirmed the donation by "Adelelmi…Beatricis uxor eius…Rotberti filius eius" to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel[611].

1. THURSTAN "le Goz" (-[1045/55]).


From The Conqueror and his companions, Volume 2, 1874, By James Robinson Planché (paraphrased):

Rongwald (Ragnvald) had several children by a favorite slave whom he had married "in more Danico", and one of these was Hrolf Turstain, who followed his Uncle Rollo into Normandy and secured the hand there of Gerlotte de Blois, daughter of Count Thibaut de Blois et Chartres. Hrolf was "the foundation of this branch of the great Norse family in Normandy, and the stock from which descended the Lords of Briquebec, of Bec-Crispin, of Montfort-sur-Risle, and others who figure as companions of the Conqueror."

The third son of Hrolf Turstain and Gerlotte was Ansfrid the Dane, the first vicomte of the Hiemois (aka Exmes). His son Ansfrid II (called le Goz) was father of Thurstan (Turstin) le Goz, a trusted aide to Duke Robert of Normandy who accompanied him to the Holy Land and was entrusted to bring back to the Abbey of Cerisi the relics the Duke had obtained from the Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Ansfrid (Ansfroi) I "le Danois" dit "le Goz" Hrolfsson, vicomte d'Exmes's Timeline

Tillières-sur-Avre, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France,
Age 8
Bricquebec, Manche, Lower Normandy, France
Age 18
Age 26
Eure, Haute-Normande, France
Age 33
Orne, Basse-Normandie, France
Age 41
Tillieres, Normandie, France
Ansfried 'The Dane' of HIESMER
Ansfried 'The Dane' of HIESMER