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Robert I de Bassavilla, conte di Conversano

Italian: Roberto I di Bassavilla, conte di Conversano
Also Known As: "Basunvilla", "Basseville", "Bassonville"
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Death: 1140 (40-50)
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Husband of Judith di Bassavilla, of Sicily
Father of Robert II of Bassunvilla, Robert III of Loritello

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About Robert I de Bassavilla, conte di Conversano

-https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_I_di_Bassavilla

-https://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/roberto-basunvilla_res-748942f...


Robert [I] de Bassonville probably originated in the area of Caux, Normandy. Three charters of the monastery of Saint-Victor-en-Caux refer to "Vassunvilla": Hugues Archbishop of Rouen confirmed donations to Saint-Victor-en-Caux, including property "in Vassunvilla" {Vassonville, commune du canton de Tôtes}, by charter dated 1137[1059]. "Hugo de Mortuo mari" confirmed the donations to Saint-Victor-en-Caux by "patre meo Radulfo…ab avo meo Rogerio", and other past donations, by undated charter, witnessed by "…Renaldum de Vassumvilla…"[1060]. "H. de Mortuomari" donated the church of Vatterville to Saint-Victor-en-Caux by charter dated to after 1179, witnessed by "…Reginaldo de Vassunvilla…"[1061].

-http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NEAPOLITAN%20NOBILITY.htm#RobertBas...

1. ROBERT [I] de Bassonville [Basunvilla] "Chaperon" (-before Sep 1142). Roger II King of Sicily invested him as Conte di Conversano in 1136.

m (1110) JUDITH of Sicily, daughter of ROGER I Count of Sicily & his second wife Eremburge de Mortain (-before 19 Oct 1136). "Jullita filia comitis Rogerii cum consensus fratris mei Rogerii regis Sicilie ducatus Apulie et principatus Capue" founded a Cluniac abbey at Sciacca by charter, dated 1103 although this date appears incorrect in view of the title attributed to her brother which he only acquired in 1130[744]. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified, although it is suggested by Ioannes Kinnamos who names "Bassavilla Rogerii Siciliæ tyranni ex sorore nepos"[745]. It also suggested by the Chronicle of Romualdo Guarna which records that "Robertus de Basavilla comes de Conversano consobrinus frater eiusdem regis" was present at the coronation of Guillaume I King of Sicily (in 1154)[746]. "Robert de Bassonville comte de Conversano" donated the church of San Martino di Molfetta to Cava by charter dated 19 Oct 1136 which names "feue Judith femme du comte et Robert leur fils"[747].

  Robert & his wife had two children: 
  • a) ROBERT [II] de Basunvilla'(-15 Sep 1182). William of Tyre names him and specifies that he was the son of the "amita" of Guillaume I King of Sicily[748]. "Robert de Bassonville comte de Conversano" donated the church of San Martino di Molfetta to Cava by charter dated 19 Oct 1136 which names "feue Judith femme du comte et Robert leur fils"[749]. Ioannes Kinnamos names "Bassavilla Rogerii Siciliæ tyranni ex sorore nepos"[750]. He succeeded his father as Conte di Conversano. "… ... ... ... ... ... m as her second husband, ADELISA of Sicily, divorced wife of IOZZELINO Conte di Loreto, [illegitimate] daughter of ROGER II King of Sicily & his [mistress ---] (-after [1184/87]). ... ...
  • b) GUILLAUME de Basunvilla . Ioannes Kinnamos names "Gulielmus Bassavillæ frater"[769].