Gunnora d'Aunou

Is your surname d'Aunou?

Research the d'Aunou family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

About Gunnora d'Aunou

The parentage of Gunnora provided by the well-researched Foundation for Medieval Genealogy conflicts with many popular family trees that list Gunnora, wife of Gilbert, as the daughter of Foulques III d'Aunou.

Rather, the FMG (Charles Cawley) lists her as the daughter of Baldric (see below) and his wife, who was, interestingly, listed as being an unnamed granddaughter of Gilbert of Brionne (since the FMG does not put Gilbert of Brionne as the father of Hesilia). [This also seems to be supported by other medieval genealogy scholars such as Keats-Rohan--see the note from Curt Hofeman, added below.]

Cawley writes:

BALDRIC, son of ---. According to Orderic Vitalis[1195], "Baldricus Teutonicus" came to Normandy with his brother Wigerius [Viger/Wigerich] to serve Duke Richard II and married the neptis of Gilbert de Brionne. Her exact parentage is not known. In the same passage, Orderic records that the couple had "six sons and several daughters", naming the sons as "Nicolaus…de Baschevilla et Fulco de Alnou, Rodbertus de Curceio et Ricardus de Nova-Villa, Baldricus de Balgenzaio et Wigerius Apuliensis", and that he arranged the marriage of "Elizabeth sororem suam" to "Fulconi de Bona-Valle". He held the honour of Bocquencé..

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

--Notes by Curator Pam Wilson, 7-18-2009 (updated 5-15-2013)

Notes from Curt Hofemann posted to the webpage of Ivor Jones regarding Gunnora d'Aunou (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ivorwjones&id=I336887746):

parents: Gonnor (Gunnor) was the daughter of Baldric the Teuton, and a niece of Gilbert, Count of Brionne. [Ref: McBride2 citing Burke's p118-120, CP VI p498-503, Wurts p47-70], father: Baudri "the German", father of Nicholas de Bacqueville, Fulk de Aunou, Robert de Courcy, and Gunnor [Ref: TAF 21 Aug 2000 citing: Keats-Rohan "Domesday Book and the Malets: Patrimony and the Private Histories of Public Lives" in *Nottingham Medieval Studies* xli (1997), 18] Gunnora, sister of Fulk de Aunou is not daughter of Osmund, but of Baudri. [Ref: TAF 26 Aug 2000] Fulk d'Aunou had a sister Gunnor [Ref: TAF: 21 Aug 2000]

Research note 1: father Fulk son of Baldric [Ref: Turton]

Research note 2: Gilbert's wife Gonnor (Gunnor) was the daughter of Baldric the Teuton, and a niece of Gilbert, Count of Brionne. [Ref: McBride2 citing Burke's p118-120, CP VI p498-503, Wurts p47-70]

Research note 3: She (Elisabeth Van Houts) also argues that Robert confused things, that it was Baudri "the German", father of Nicholas de Bacqueville, Fulk de Aunou, Robert de Courcy, and Gunnor wife of Gilbert Crispin, who married the niece of Duchess Gunnor, while it was Nicholas's wife, Gertrude, who was niece of Gilbert of Brionne. [Ref: TAF 21 Aug 2000 citing: Keats-Rohan "Domesday Book and the Malets: Patrimony and the Private Histories of Public Lives" in *Nottingham Medieval Studies* xli (1997), 18] note: this implies the Fulk was Gunnora's brother, not father...Curt

Research note 4: First of all, while there is extensive debate, it is not generally fealt (sic) that Fulk d'Aunou, son of Baudri the German is the same as Fulk "de Alneio", son of Osmund of Centemvilliers. (For example, Wace appears to distinguish the two toponyms.) Thus Gunnora, sister of Fulk de Aunou is not daughter of Osmund, but of Baudri. Likewise Gunnora de Aunou married, not Gilbert de Brionne, but Gilbert Crispin. Gilbert de Brionne comes into play as supposed uncle of Baudri's wife, although this seems chronologically impossible... [Ref: TAF 26 Aug 2000]

Research note 5: ...based on the fact that Fulk d'Aunou had a sister Gunnor, Keats-Rohan has suggested that these two somehow got switched, and that it was Baldric who married the Gunnorid, while Nicholas married Gilbert's niece. This works better chronologically, since Gilbert de Brionne was two generations after Gunnor, his niece three and Nicholas four, while the wife of Nicholas would be just one, or perhaps two generation removed from Gunnor. Reversing them as Keats-Rohan suggests makes the wife four, and the husband three or four (because some of the nieces appear to have been grandnieces). [Ref: TAF: 21 Aug 2000]

Regards, Curt


Gunnor 1, 2 was born 999 in Tillieres, Eure, France. She married Gilbert CRISPIN on 1021 in Tillieres, Eure, France.

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Esilia CRISPIN was born 1022 and died 1087.
     		M 	ii 	William CRISPIN was born 1025 and died Jan 1074.

Sources:

   1Hart, Cyril, "William Malet and His Family," Anglo-Norman Studies, v. 19 (1996) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), pp. 123-165, Library of Congress, DA195 .B33a.
   2Keats-Rohan, K.S.B., Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066-1166 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999.), p. 193, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 942.02 K25.

Gilbert, Count of Brionne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

he inherited Brionne, becoming one of the most powerful landowners in Normandy. He married Gunnora d'Aunou (Gunmore d'Ainon) in 1012. He had children by his wife and a mistress.

References

The Royal Ancestry Bible Royal ancestors of 300 American Families By Michel L. Call ISBN 1-933194-22-7 (chart 1696)

Another account is below claims Gilbert's mother was a mistress who was also mistress to Robert the Magnificent.

3 The Domesday Book Online www.domesdaybook.co.uk

Richard fitz Gilbert's mother, Herleve, daughter of Fulbert the tanner, came from Falaise and rose to a prominent status in French nobility despite her ordinary upbringing. At the age of 16 she met Gilbert, Count of Brionne, who fathered Richard fitz Gilbert with her. A year or so later, she gave birth to William the Conqueror, who was fathered by Robert "The Devil" Duke of Normandy. Shortly before Duke Robert's death in 1035, she was persuaded by him to marry Herluin, Viscount of Conteville. By him she bore two sons, Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and Robert, Count of Mortain. Both men, along with Richard fitz Gilbert, accompanied William the Conqueror and played major roles in the conquest of England 3.


Gunnora* D'AUNOU

ABT 1000 - ____

   * BIRTH: ABT 1000 

Father: Fulk* D'AUNOU

Mother: Beatrice* LE GOZ

Family 1 : Gilbert I* CRISPIN

  1. +Richard* FitzGilbert de Tonebrugh DE CLARE
  2. +William DE BRAOSE
  3. +Hesila* Elisie CRISPIN
  4. +Baldwin* FITZGILBERT 

Gunnor d'Aunou was sister of Fouques d'Aunou.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p246.htm#i27681 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ).


http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/PDFGENE3.pdf

view all 19

Gunnora d'Aunou's Timeline

1020
1020
Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
1026
1026
Normandy, France
1027
1027
Tillieres, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France
1040
1040
France
1040
Tillières Sur Avre, Eure, Normandy, France
1047
1047
Age 27
Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
1992
November 11, 1992
Age 27
1993
April 29, 1993
Age 27
1994
December 2, 1994
Age 27
1995
January 25, 1995
Age 27