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  • ID: I20061
  • Name: Gunnora of Crepon
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 1031
  • Note:

    According to Robert of Torigni, not long after his first wife Emma's death (without issue), Duke Richard went out hunting and stopped at the house of a local forester. He became enamoured of the forester's wife, Seinfreda, but she being a virtuous woman, suggested he court her unmarried sister, Gunnor, instead. Gunnor became his mistress, and her family rose to prominence. Her brother, Herefast de Crepon, may have been involved in a controversial heresy trial. Gunnor was, like Richard, of Norse descent, being a Dane by blood. Richard finally married her to legitimize their children:
    * Richard II "the Good", Duke of Normandy (966)
    * Robert, Archbishop of Rouen, Count of Evreux, died 1037.
    * Mauger, Earl of Corbeil, died after 1033; his alleged grandson (or perhaps great-grandson) was Robert Fitzhamon, an important Anglo-Norman baron.
    * Robert Danus, died between 985 and 989
    * Emma of Normandy (c.985-1052) wife of two kings of England.
    * Maud of Normandy, wife of Odo II of Blois, Count of Blois, Champagne and Chartres
    * Hawise of Normandy (b. ca. 978), d. 21 February 1034. m. Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany
    * Beatrice of Normandy, Abbess of Montvilliers d.1034 m. Ebles of Turenne (d.1030 (divorced)
    * Papia m. Gilbert de St Valery
  • _UID: A0D9BA750C2D4139BBB71A6C1C7D48437729
  • Change Date: 15 MAY 2008

    Father: Herbastus de Crepon b: ABT 911 in Normandy, France
    Mother: Gunhild Olafsdottir b: 923

    Marriage 1 Richard I ?The Fearless? of Normandy b: 28 AUG 933
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Richard ?The Good? II of Normandy
    2. Has Children Robert D? Evreux
    3. Has Children Mauger or Maliger of Normandy
    4. Has Children Matilda de Normandy
    5. Has Children Beatrix Of Normandy
    6. Has Children Emma or Edburga of Normandy b: ABT 982 in Normandy, France
    7. Has Children Hawise of Normandy
    8. Has Children Papia de Normandy
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