'Normans2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Kings of England, Earls of Gloucester, Gernet of Halton
[Following a review, this page was taken out of Normans1 on 11.02.04.]

William I 'the Conqueror', Duke of Normandy, King of England (b 1027, d 07.09.1087)§A
m. (1053) Mathilda of Flanders (b 1032, d 02.11.1083, dau of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders)
1. Robert III 'Curthose', Duke of Normandy (b 1054, d 10.02.1134)
  m. Sybille de Conversano (dau of Geoffrey of Conversano)
  A. William Clito, Count of Flanders (b 1101, d Aelst 1128)
  m1. (1123, div 1124) Sybille d'Anjou (b 1112, d 1165)
  m2. (1127) Adelicia de Montferrat (d 1127, dau of Rainer, Marquis of Montferrat)
2. William II 'Rufus', King of England (b 1056, d unm 02.08.1100)
3. Henry I 'Beauclerc', King of England (b 1068, d 01.12.1135)
  m1. (11.11.1100) Matilda of Scotland (b 1079, d 01.05.1118, dau of Malcolm III 'Canmore, King of Scots)
  A. son (d young)
  B. William, Duke of Normandy (b 1102/3, dvp 25.11.1120)
  m. (1119) Mahaut (d 1154, dau of Fulk V 'the Younger', Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem)
C. Matilda or Maud, 'The Empress', 'Queen of England' (b 07.02.1102, d 10.09.1167) EGHJSWY
  m1. (1114) Henry V, King of Germany and Italy, Emperor (b 08.01.1086, dsp 23.05.1125)
  m2. (03.04.1127) Geoffrey Plantagenet, Earl of Anjou (b 23.08.1113, d 07.09.1151) EGHJSWY
  Matilda had what we would today view as the strongest claim to succeed her father as Monarch of England but her cousin Stephen usurped the throne. However, Matilda's eldest son (by Geoffrey Plantagenet) succeeded Stephen and became King Henry II of England.
  m2. (29.01.1122) Adelize de Louvain (b c1105, dau of Godfrey I 'Barbatus', Duke of Brabant)
  The following are as shown in "The Royal Bastards ..." (referred to under Main Sources below), with some supplementation from 'GenEU', except for Emma (wife of Guy de Labal) who was given only by 'GenEU'.
  p1. a woman of Caen
D. Robert of Caen, 1st Earl of Gloucester (b c1090, d 31.10.1147)
  m. (1119) Mabel of Gloucester (d 1157, dau of Robert FitzHamon of Gloucester)
  i. William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester (d 23.11.1183)
  m. (1150) Hawise de Beaumont (d 24.04.1197, dau of Robert, 2nd Earl of Leicester)
  a. Robert (dvp unm 1166)
  b. Amicia FitzRobert (b 1160, d 01.01.1225) JRY
  m. (1180, div before 1200) Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford (b 1162, d 11.1217 (not 30.12.1218)) JRY
  c. Maud/Mabel of Gloucester (d 1188)
  m. (1170) Amaury de Montfort, Count of Evreux (b c1151, d 1182)
  d. Isabella, Countess of Gloucester (b c1170, dsp 1217)
m1. (29.08.1189, div 1189) John Plantagenet, 'Lackland', King John of England (b 24.12.1166, d 18.10.1216)
  m2. (1214) Geoffrey Mandeville, 2nd/5th Earl of Essex, Earl of Gloucester (dsp 1216)
  m3. (1217) Hubert de Bourgh, later Earl of Kent (d 1243)
  ii. Mabel FitzRobert
  m1. Aubrey de Vere
  m2. Jordan de Campo Arnulfi reported by various web sites
  iii. Maud FitzRobert (d 29.07.1189) GHJRSY
  m. (1141) Ranulph 'de Gernons' de Meschines, 2nd Earl of Chester (d 16.12.1153) GHJRSY
iv.+ other issue - Philip, Robert, Richard, Hamon (d c1158), Richard (d 1142, Archbishop of Rouen), Roger (d 1179, Bishop of Worcester)
  p2. Sybil Corbet (dau of Robert FitzCorbet of Alcester)
  Sybil was definitely mother of Sybil and Rainald, possibly also of William and Rohese. Some sources suggest that there was another daughter by this relationship, Gundred, but it appears that she may have been a sister of 'the other' Reginald de Dunstanville.
  E. Sybil (d 1122)
  m. (c1107, sp) Alexander I, King of Scotland (b 1078, d 25.04.1124)
  F. Rainald (Reginald) de Dunstanville, Sheriff of Devon, Earl of Cornwall (d 01.07.1175)
  This Reginald is sometimes confused with a different Reginald de Dunstanville.
  m. (1140) Beatrice (dau of William FitzRichard of Cornwall)
  i. Nicholas de Dunstanville (dvp 1175) mentioned in TCP vol XI, appendix D
  ii. Sarah of Cornwall
  m. the Viscount of Limoges
  iii. Ursula of Cornwall HY
  m. Walter de Dunstanvill HY
  iv. Maud of Cornwall
  m. (c1165) Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Mellent (Count of Meulan) (d 16.08.1204)
  v. Denisa / Dinoysia / Hawise of Cornwall
  m. Richard de Redvers, 3rd Earl of Devon (d 1162)
vi. Emma of Cornwall
  p. Beatrice de Vaus (or Vannes or Valle) of Torre and Karswell
  vii. Henry FitzCount, Sheriff of Cornwall, 'Earl of Cornwall' (d 1222)
  viii. William FitzCount
  G. William (b before 1105, a 1187)
  m. Alice
  H. Rohese (a 1175)
  m. (before 1135) Henry de la Pomerai (d by 1166)
  p3. Edith of Greystoke identified by a contributor (JB, 25.10.05) as daughter of Forn Sigurson, lord of Greystoke
  I. Robert FitzEdith (d 1172)
  m. (after 1142) Maud d'Avranches, Dame du Sap (Maud de Abrincis) (d 1173)
  i. Maud (Matilda), Dame du Sap (dsp 1224)
  BE1883 (Courtenay of Devon) suggests that Maud married William, brother of Sir Reginald de Courtenay but TCP (Devon) shows that she was 2nd wife of that Reginald (Renauld)'s father.
  m. Renauld de Courtenay, Sn de Courtenay, later of Sutton (a 1161)
p4. Ansfride
  Definitely mother of Richard and Juliane, possibly also of Fulk.
  J. Richard (b before 1100, d 1120)
  K. Juliane (b c1090)
  m. (1103) Eustace de Pacy, lord of Breteuil (d 1136)
  L. Fulk
  p5. Edith (not Edith of Greystoke)
  M. Maud Fitzedith (d 25.11.1120)
m.(1103) Rotrou II, Count of Perche (d 1144)
  p6. Elizabeth de Beaumont (Isabel de Meulan) (d c1147, dau of 1st Earl of Leicester)
  N. Isabel (b c1120, d unm)
  O. Constance shown here by various web sites HJY
  m. (before 1135) Rosceline de Beaumont, Vicomte de Maine (d c1176) HJY
  p7. Nest of Deheubarth (d before 1136, dau of Rhys, Prince of South Wales)
  P. Henry FitzHenry (b c1104, d 1157)
  partner(s) unknown
  Q. Maud GHSY
  m. (c1113) Conan III 'le Gros', Duke of Brittany (b c1071, d 1148) GHSY
R. Aline
  m. (1126) Matthew de Montmorenci, constable of France (d 1060)
  S. William, later de Tracy (d c1140)
  m. ?? de Tracy (dau of Sir Turgis de Traci)
  T. Richilde
  m. William Gouet III, lord of Montmirail
  U. daughter GHJRSY
m. Fergus, Lord of Galloway (d 1161) GHJRSY
  V. Sybil of Falaise probably of this generation
  m. Baldwin de Boullers of Mongomery
  The following connection is given in various web sites:
  i. Maud Boulers
  m. Richard FitzUrse
  a. Maud FitzUrse
  m. Benet Gernet of Halton (forrester of Lancashire)
(1) Roger Gernet of Halton
  m. Quenilde (dau of Richard FitzRoger)
  (A) Benedict Gernet of Halton
  (i) Joan Gernet of Halton
  m. William de Dacre (b 1265, d c1319)
  W. Emma
  m. Guy IV de Labal
  X.+ other issue - Maud (d unm, Abbess of Montvilliers), Gilbert (b c1130), daughter (unsuccessful betrothal to Hugh FitzGervais c1110), daughter (unsuccessful betrothal to Earl of Surrey c1109)
4. Constance (b 1061, dsp 13.08.1090/1126)
  m. Alain IV 'Fergent', Duke of Brittany (d 1119)
5. Adela (b 1062, d 1137/8) GHJSWY
  m. (1080/1) Etienne (Stephen Henry), Count de Blois, Chartres, etc (b 1046, d Ramleh 1102) GHJSWY
6.+ other issue - Adeliza (d young), Cicelie (d 13.07.1126, Abbess), Richard (b c1055, d c1081), Agatha (d unm)

Main source(s):
(1) GenEU (Normandy) with support from many sources on the legitimate royals
(2) "The Royal Bastards of Medieval England" by Chris Given-Wilson & Alice Carteris (ISBN 0-7102-0025-0)
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