MALE Robert "Brochard" de Château-du-Loir

fl. 1028-1065.

A younger son of the lord Hamon of Chateau-du-Loir, Robert does not appear as lord of Château-du-Loir in the surviving charters, and apparently did not survive his brother Gervais (d. 1067), archbishop of Reims and lord of Château-du-Loir, who was evidently followed as lord of Château-du-Loir by Robert's son Gervais II.
[For "Brochard" as a nickname of Robert, see OV x, 8 (vol. 5, p. 229).]

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

Date of Death: 30 June, probably 1065×1067.
["[II kalendas Julii] Eodem die, obiit Robertus, filius Hamonis de Castrolidi" Nec. Mans, 147]
Place of Death: Unknown.

Father: Hamon, d. 1028×1036, lord of Château-du-Loir.

Mother: Hildeburg de Bellême, daughter of Yves I, lord of Bellême.

Spouse: Elizabeth, fl. 1067×ca. 1095.

Children:

MALE Gervaise II, d. ca. 1095, lord of Château-du-Loir.
[OV x, 8 (vol. 5, p. 229); Cart. Château-du-Loir 11, 15, 19-21]

MALE Adam de Château-du-Loir, fl. 1060×1067-1095.
[Cart. Château-du-Loir 12, 16, 21, 22, 25-8, 30, 32]

MALE Gervaise (the younger) de Château-du-Loir, fl. 1067, ca. 1085, canon of Saint-Martin d'Angers.
[Cart. Château-du-Loir 16; ca. 1085: "Gervasius de Castro Ledi, et Gervasius, frater eius, canonicus Sanctii Martini; Adam, frater eorum; Helisabeth, mater eorum" ibid., 25]

MALE Robert de Château-du-Loir, fl. 1067×1068.
[Cart. Château-du-Loir 16]



Commentary

The generation of Robert is accidently omitted in Winkhaus (1950), who evidently erroneously identified Robert's brother Gervais I with Robert's son Gervais II. This error is occasionally repeated in internet sources which used Winkhaus (1950) as a source.


Bibliography

Cart. Château-du-Loir = Eugène Vallée, Cartulaire de Château-du-Loir (Archives Historiques du Maine 6, Le Mans, 1905).

Nec. Mans = Busson & Ledru, Nécrologe-obituaire de la Cathédrale du Mans (Archives Historiques du Maine 7, Le Mans, 1906).

OV = Marjorie Chibnall, ed. & trans., The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, 6 vols. (Oxford, 1969-80).

Winkhaus (1950) = Eberhard, "Ahnen zu Karl dem Grossen und Widukind in 765 Ahnenstämmen" (Westfaslen, 1950). [Note: An often unreliable secondary source with little in the way of documentation, this source has been frequently followed as a source by others.]


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

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