About Crispin de Bec, baron de Bec
"The Crispin/Grimaldi genealogy was composed in 1646 by Charles de Venasque-Ferriol, secretary of Honore II, Prince of Monaco. He was assisted by Jean Le Laboureur, the historian; Renee du Bec-Crispin, and her husband, Jean Baptiste de Budes, comte de Guebriant. Their composition bore the title of Historica Et Genelogica Grimalda Gentis Arbor.
"The powerfiul families who composed the Historica had a desire to obtain a Carolingian descent. Charles III, Prince of Monaco [1856-89], branding this pedigree as untrue - there was no Prince of Monaco until the 13th. Century - gave an order to his successive archivists, Cais de Pierlas, Saige, and Labande, to write a correct one, founded on authentic documents, and not falsified as this one. The only relationship between the Crispins of Normandy and the family of Grimaldi is that they both had the same armorial bearings, both of whom bore fusily argent and gules, but, with so simple a coat, no great importance can be attached to it."
Born: abt 955 in Bec, Eure, Normandy, France
Crispin De Bec
* Marriage: Haloise De Guines
* Died: 968 or 1028 (note: 968 would make him only age 13, so this is unlikely)
Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Compiled by J. Orton Buck, and Timothy Beard, 1978, published by the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, page 292.
Crispin married Haloise De Guines, daughter of Siegfred Count Of Guines and Elstrude Of Flanders.
Crispin de Bec, baron de Bec's Timeline
Bec, Eure, Normandy, France
Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France