MALE Richard, count of Évreux

Count of Évreux, 1037-1067.

Richard obtained possession of the county of Évreux on the death of his father Robert, and was succeeded by his son William in 1067.

Date of Birth: Unknown.
Place of Birth: Unknown.

Date of Death: 13 December 1067.
[Douglas (1946), 133, citing Lot (1913), 82 (not seen by me)]
Place of Death: Unknown.

Father: Robert, d. 1037, archbishop of Rouen and count of Évreux.
[GND (Rob. Tor.) vii, 2-4 (vol. 2, pp. 94-9); viii, 17 (vol. 2, pp. 232-3); OV v, 9 (vol. 3, pp. 84-5)]

Mother: Herleve.
[OV v, 9 (vol. 3, pp. 84-5)]

Spouse(s): Godehilde, widow of Roger de Tosny.
[GND (Orderic) vii, 2-4 (vol. 2, pp. 94-9); GND (Rob. Tor.) viii, 17 (vol. 2, pp. 232-3); van Houts 229]

[See the page on Godehilde for the children of her first marriage.]

MALE William, d. 18×20 April 1118 [Ex Uticensis Monasterii Necrologio, RHF 23: 486: 18 April; Ex Obituario Ecclesiæ Ebroicensis, RHF 23: 462: 20 April], count of Évreux.
[GND (Orderic) vii, 2-4 (vol. 2, pp. 94-9); GND (Rob. Tor.) viii, 17 (vol. 2, pp. 232-3)]

FEMALE Agnes, m. Simon I de Montfort-l'Amaury.
[GND (Orderic) vii, 2-4 (vol. 2, pp. 94-9); GND (Rob. Tor.) viii, 17 (vol. 2, pp. 232-3)]

FEMALE Godehilde, fl. 1055×1066, nun at Saint-Saveur, Évreux.
Godehilde was mentioned in the foundation charter of Saint-Sevreux by her father Richard [Fauroux (1961), 396 (#208)]


Douglas (1946) = David Douglas, "The Earliest Norman Counts", English Historical Review 61 (1946), 129-156.

Fauroux (1961) = Marie Fauroux, Recueil des actes des ducs de Normandie de 911 à 1066 (Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie 36, Caen, 1961).

GND = Guillaume de Jumièges, Gesta Normannorum Ducum, as edited in Elisabeth van Houts, ed. & trans., The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumièges, Orderic Vitalis and Robert of Torigni, 2 vols., (Oxford, 1992). Citation is by book and chapter of Guillaume's work, with the volume and page number of the edition by van Houts in parentheses.

GND (Orderic) = Additions to GND by Orderic Vitalis.

GND (Rob. de Tor.) = Additions to GND by Robert de Torigny.

Lot (1913) = Ferdinand Lot, Études critiques sur l'abbaye de Saint-Wandrille (Paris, 1913). [Not seen by me]

van Houts = Elisabeth van Houts, ed. & trans., The Normans in Europe (Manchester & New York, 2000) [gives English translations of many of the primary sources relevant to early Norman history]

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

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