Emma de Blois-Champagne

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About Emma de Blois-Champagne

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Herbert Family Pedigree; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id40.html. (Steven Ferry, April 21, 2020.)

The Hyde Register lists "Herbertus camerarius, Arnulfus filius eius, Emma uxor eius" immediately after the names of King Henry I and his first wife. Secondary sources state that the wife of Herbert FitzHenry was Emma de Blois, illegitimate daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois. This is presumably based on the Chronicle of Meaux, in Yorkshire, which names "comitis --- Herberti filius, ex Emma sorore regis Anglorum Stephani progenitus". As this source is dated to [1394/1400], it is unlikely to be conclusive in relation to events which occurred 250 years earlier, in the absence of other corroborative evidence. Eyton includes no reference to any wife of Herbert FitzHenry in his article on the barony of FitzHerbert. Until further evidence comes to light, it is suggested that the information should be treated with caution. If it is correct, the chronology of the FitzHerbert family dictates that Emma must have been born while her supposed father was still young, probably before his marriage to Adela of Normandy in 1080."

The Peerage says (if she existed) she married Herbert II de Maine, Comte de Maine. Ref Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 50.

A late 14th century source gives him [Stephen, count of Blois] an illegitimate daughter Emma, wife of Herbert of Winchester and mother of William of York, archbishop of York,[3] but recent research suggests a different parentage for her.[4]

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Emma de Blois-Champagne's Timeline

Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Blaen Llyfni, Brecknockshire, Wales
Age 47