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Hugues II (III) de Gournay

Also Known As: "Hugues Sire Of /Gournay/ II", "Hugh Sire Of /Gournay/ III"
Birthplace: Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Death: 1074 (72-80)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (Died in a battle in Cardiff)
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues 'l'Aîné' de Gournay, II, 1st Seigneur de Gournay and Unknown ???
Husband of Wife of Hugues II de Gournay
Father of Hugues III de Gournay, Seigneur de Gournay et Brai; Adélaïde NN (perhaps de Gournay) and Ancelin de Gournay
Brother of Renaud De Gournay

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HUGUES [II] de Gournay (-[killed in battle Cardiff 1074]). The Chronique Manuscrite de Normandie records that, after the death of Canute King of England in 1035, "le Conte Neel de Coustantin…le sire de Guerarville, le sire de Gournay" sailed from Harfleur to England with Edward Prince of England to claim the English throne[916]. Guillaume de Poitou records that "Hugonis Gornacensis" joined forces with "Roberti Aucensis comitis", dated to after 1053[917]. "…Hugo de Gornai…" witnessed the charter dated to [1060] under which Guillaume II Duke of Normandy granted "Brenerias" to the abbey of Bayeux[918]. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "Hue de Gournay sire de Bray" and "le Conte Hue de Gournay" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066, the two similar names suggesting that they were father and son[919]. [The Histoire et Chronique de Normandie, printed in 1610 at Rouen, records that "Hue de Gournay et le comte d´Evreux" died in Normandy from wounds received in battle at Cardiff in 1074, fighting an invasion led by "Canut [roi] de Norvège"[920]. The account must be garbled as there was no king named Canute in either Norway or Denmark at the time, nor has any record been found of a comte d´Evreux dying around that period. The historical basis of the account is uncertain.]


[916] Chronique Manuscrite de Normandie, RHGF XI, p. 339.

[917] Gesta Willelmi ducis Normannorum et regis Anglorum a Willelmo Pictaviensi…archidiacono, p. 98.

[918] Delisle (1867), Pièces justificatives, 30, p. 33.

[919] Extrait de la Chronique de Normandie, RHGF XIII, p. 237.

[920] Gurney (1845), p. 41, quoting L´histoire et chronique de Normandie, p. 117b.

Hugh II de Gournay was said to be one of the Norman Barons who commanded at the Battle of Mortimer against the French in 1054.

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Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Age 22
Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Age 57
Gournay-en-Bray, Normandy, France
Age 76
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales