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Hugues (Hugh) de Montgomery

Also Known As: "Hugh", "Hugues de Montgommerie"
Birthplace: St-Germain-de-Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: Died in St-Foye-de-Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
Cause of death: Killed in battle
Place of Burial: Troarn, Basse-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Montgomery, I Seigneur de Montgomery and Josceline de Turqueville, De Ponteaudemer
Husband of Josceline de Montgomerie
Father of Roger de Montegomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury
Brother of Robert de Montgomery; Guillaume de Montgomery; Gilbert 'the Constable' de Montgomery and Roger II de Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

Occupation: Comte, d'Hiémois
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About Hugues de Montgomery, vicomte d'Hiémois

Roger de Montgoméri, Viscount of Hiemes, Seigneur de Montgoméri (as Roger II), and Advocate of Traorn Abbey. He is sometimes called Hugh, a problem that arises from an error in Robert de Torigny, who said that Wevie de Crepon was the mother of Josceline, wife of Hugh de Montgomery, and mother of Roger, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. However, Roger of Shrewsbury's charter to the Abbey of Troarn says that his father's name was Roger, as Oderic mentions in passing.

Hugues de Montgommery (Montgomery, Montgomerie)

Parent: Roger I de Montgommery & his wife Josceline daughter of Senfrie de Crépon

Spouse: Josceline de Bolbec, his first cousin once removed

No known children




Roger & his wife had [six] children:

1. HUGUES de Montgommery (-killed in battle 7 Feb[384] [1035/before 1048], bur Troarn384).

Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Hugues, Robert, Roger, Guillaume et Gilbert" as the five sons of Roger de Montgommery, commenting that they remained in Normandy after their father was exiled "se livrant à toutes sortes de crimes"[385]. He witnessed his father's charter for the abbey of Jumièges380. He was killed during the troubles in Normandy during the minority of Duke Guillaume II[386]. Vicomte d'Hiémois.

[m JOSCELINE de Bolbec, daughter of OSBERN de Bolbec & his wife Wevia ---. Josceline and her marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[387].

This is presumably based on Robert de Torigny, continuation of William of Jumièges[388], the unreliability of this part of whose chronicle is discussed in the Complete Peerage[389]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that one of the nieces of Gunnor, mistress of Richard I Comte [de Normandie], married "Hugues de Montgommeri"[390]. There must be some doubt about this as her husband would have been her first cousin.]


1. ROGER [II] de Montgommery, son of ROGER [I] de Montgommery Seigneur de Montgommery and Vicomte de l'Hiémois & his wife Josceline --- (-Shrewsbury 27 Jul 1094, bur Shrewsbury Abbey[757]).

He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Montgommery, Vicomte d'Hiémois. He remained in Normandy at the time of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 to assist Duchess Mathilde to govern the duchy[758], but accompanied King William I to England in Dec 1067.

Orderic Vitalis records that King William gave him "first of all Arundel castle and the town of Chichester"[759], afterwards creating him Earl of Shrewsbury [1/4] Dec 1074, presumably with the intention of strengthening the defence of the western part of the country against Welsh incursions. As "Rogerus comes Salosberiensis" he witnessed a charter of King William I giving the barony of Plessis to the church of Bayeux dated 24 Dec 1074[760]. Sire d'Alençon. Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury. He allied himself with Robert Duke of Normandy at the time of the latter's rebellion against King William II in 1089[761].

a) ROBERT de Montgommery "de Bellême" ([1052/56]-[Wareham Castle] 1 or 8 May 1118 or [1131 or later], bur [Wareham Castle]).

He is referred to as his mother's "first-born son" by Orderic Vitalis, who says that his "name is now a byword for his cruelty to the wretched peasantry"[762]. He witnessed a charter for Saint Martin de Sées with his brother Roger, and a charter for Saint Aubin of Angers in [1060/62] without Roger[763], suggesting that the latter had died by then. He succeeded his mother in 1079 as Sire de Bellême et d'Alençon. He rebelled against William II King of England in 1088, crossed to England but was besieged at Rochester Castle and in Jun 1088 forced to surrender[764]. He succeeded his father in 1094 in all his possessions in Normandy[765]. He succeeded his younger brother in 1098 as Earl of Shrewsbury after a payment of £3000[766]. He succeeded his father-in-law in Oct 1100 as Comte de Ponthieu. Florence of Worcester records that "Scrobbesbyriensis comes Rotbertus de Beleasmo" rebelled against Henry I King of England in [1101], was deprived of all his honours and estates in England, and retired to Normandy[767]. The Annals of Margan record that “Robertus comes de Belesmo” was expelled from England in 1102 “cum fratre suo Arnulfo”[768].

Florence of Worcester records that "Rotbertus de Beleasm" fought with Robert Duke of Normandy against King Henry I at Tinchebrai in [1106], was captured, but later escaped and fled[769]. He helped Helias de Saint-Saens protect Guillaume, son of Robert "Curthose" ex-Duke of Normandy, after Henry I King of England ordered the arrest of the boy[770]. He was arrested in 1112, imprisoned at Cherbourg and all his lands and honours forfeited. He was imprisoned at Wareham Castle, Dorset from Jul 1113[771]. The Annals of Margan record the death “Kal Mai” in 1118 of “Robertus comes de Belesme”[772]. The Pipe Roll of 1130 records payments under Dorset and Wiltshire for the maintenance of Robert de Bellême[773].

b) HUGUES de Montgommery ([1053/59]-Anglesey 31 Jul 1098, bur [17 Aug 1098] Shrewsbury Abbey[774]). His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis, who lists him second among his father's sons by his first marriage[775]. He succeeded his father in 1094 as Earl of Shrewsbury and to all his lands in England and Wales[776]. Florence of Worcester records that "comites Hugo de Legecastra et Hugo de Scrobbesbyria" invaded Anglesey in [1098], mutilating or massacring many of the inhabitants of the island, and that "comes Hugo de Scrobbesbyrie" was killed by an arrow discharged by Magnus King of Norway during a raid on the Welsh coast[777]. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Hugh was killed in Anglesey "by pirates from oversea"[778].

According to Orderic Vitalis, he was transfixed with a spear by Magnus brother of the king of Norway on the seashore and died instantly[779]. "Arnulf son of earl Roger" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin, Sees for the souls of "his father Roger and his brother Hugh who was slain that year" by charter dated 27 Aug 1098[780].

c) other children: see NORMAN NOBILITY.

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Generation One

1. ROGER1 DE MONTGOMERY was born between 862 and 1008, and died between 921 and 1118. [12]

Child: + 2 i. ROGER2, b. before 1022.


Generation Two

2. ROGER2 DE MONTGOMERY (Roger1), son of (1) Roger1 MONTGOMERY, was born before 1022, and died between 1022 and 1132. [12]

Child: + 3 i. HUGUES3; m. (AK-11) JOSCELINE DE PONTAUDEMER in 994.

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Generation Three

3. HUGUES3 DE MONTGOMERY (Roger2, Roger1),

son of (2) Roger2 MONTGOMERY,
was born between 936 and 980, and died between 994 and 1090. 

He married in 994, (AK-11) JOSCELINE DE PONTAUDEMER[12],

daughter of (AK-2) Tourade and Eva (de CREPON) PONTAUDEMER. [12] 

Child: + 4 i. ROGER4.


Generation Four

4. ROGER DE MONTGOMERY (Hugues3, Roger2, Roger1)

, son of (3) Hugues3 and (AK-11) Josceline (de PONTAUDEMER) MONTGOMERY,

was born between 962 and 1008, and died between 1021 and 1118.

Child: + 5 i. ROGER5, EARL OF SHREWSBURY of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, b. in 1022, d. on 27 July 1094 in Shrewsbury; m. (KC-5

) MABEL TALVAS in 1048.



seigneur de Montgommery Hugues de Montgomery1

b. circa 950

    Seigneur de Montgommery Hugues de Montgomery was born circa 950. He married Josseline de Beaumont, daughter of Touroude de Torville , seigneur de Pont Audemer and Seinfreda de Crepon, circa 975.2


Josseline de Beaumont b. circa 955


   * Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury+ b. 1005, d. 10941


  1. [S1345] Anselme de Sainte-Marie (augustin déchaussé), Pere Anselme's Histoire, 3rd Ed., III:287.
  2. [S221] Todd A. Farmerie, "Gunnor of Normandy".
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Hugues de Montgomery, vicomte d'Hiémois's Timeline

St-Germain-de-Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
February 7, 1035
Age 35
St-Foye-de-Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
February 1035
Age 35
Troarn, Basse-Normandie, France
Viscount of Hiemes
Seigneur de Montgomery