Count Gislebert "Crispin" OF BRIONNE

Male Abt 1000 - 1040


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  • Name  Count Gislebert "Crispin" OF BRIONNE  [1
    Prefix  Count 
    Born  Abt 1000  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1040 
    Person ID  I6776  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Count Geoffrey of Eu and Brionne OF NORMANDY,   b. 967, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1015 
    Family ID  F25684  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Gunnora DE ANJOU,   b. Abt 984, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hesila DE CRISPIN
     2. Count William OF VEXIN
     3. Robert DE BRIONNE
    >4. Richard fitz Gilbert DE TONEBRUGE, 1st Earl of Clare,   b. 1030, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1090, St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sheriff Baldwin de Meules OF DEVON,, Exeter and Okehampton,   b. 1089,   d. 1095
    Family ID  F25683  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Herleva OF FALAISE,   b. 1010,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F25681  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Concerning his ancestry, different theories have been advanced one of which claims that he descended from Rongwald, the Norwegian Viking, father of Duke Rollo the Dane, through Hrolf Turstan (living in 920), the former's grandson. Hrolf followed Rollo to Neustria, where he married Gerlotte, daughter of Thibaud I. le Tricheur, Count of Blois, Chartres and Tours, and became to ancestor of the powerful Norman houses of Avranches, Briquebec, Crispin, and Montfort-sur-Risle. This opinion is expressed by d'Anisy and de St. Marie in their "Recherches sur le Domesday," wherein they are supported by "Norman People, Cleveland, and partially by Planche, but the two generations immediately preceding Gilbert need clarification and substantiation."

      "Mr. Stacy Grimalsi records his descent from Crispina, a supposed daughter of Duke Rollo the Dane and others accord him Roman descent which he may have had from some unknown ancestor."

      The generally accepted opinion that Gilbert I. was descended from the ducal family of Normandy possibly through one of the numerous children of Richard I., Duke of Normandy, or a female offspring of William Longswood (Longsword), second duke, persists, in which event he married a near relative. The many historical references to his lofty ancestry, the important fortresses which he possessed in heredity, his vast domains and the high esteem in which he was held by duke Robert I., signifies a very close connection. Certain it is, however, that his children were descended from Richard I. since Gilbert's wife Gonnor (Gunnor) was the daughter of Baldric the Teuton, and a niece of Gilbert, Count of Brionne. This fact and the names of his immediate family and descendants have been historically recorded. St. Anselme confirms it by referring to one of his grandsons as of the "first blood of Normandy." They had issue, Gilbert II., hereditary custodian of Tillieres, William, Count of Vexin, Robert, who distinguished himself in Constantinople, where he was a famous general and greatly honored by the emperor, on which account he was poisoned through jealousy by the Greeks before 1073, leaving no issue."

      The above account seems to indicate that the lineage that follows is not related to the Crispins, but rather to Gilbert, Count of Brionne. Further investigation of this point is needed. In any event Gilbert, Count of Brionne had an eldest son, Richard Fitzgilbert.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18795]


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