Name: *John I of Eu
Birth: ABT 1113 in Hastings, Sussex, England
Death: 26 JUN 1170 in Eu, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France 1
Occupation: BET 1140 AND 1170 Count of Eu 1
Burial: Fécamp Abbey, Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France 2
Count of Eu 1140-1170 John, Lord of Hastings, son of William II.
John, Count of Eu, (died 26 June 1170), son of Henry I, Count of Eu, and Marguerite, daughter of William, Count of Sully, who was brother of Stephen, King of England. John was Count of Eu and Lord of Hastings.
John obtained from Étienne d'Angleterre (later Stephen, King of England) the honors of Tickhill and Blyth, being a descendant of his original owner, Roger de Busli, by his paternal grandmother Beatrice. John lost his holdings after his capture by Ranulf de Gernon, the 4th Earl of Chester, at the Battle of Lincoln in February 1141.
In 1148, John returned to Hilaire, Bishop of Chichester, lands belonging to his diocese which his father had usurped during the troubled reign of Stephen. John had to take refuge in the summer of 1167 in Drincourt (now Neufchâtel-en-Bray) during the invasion of his estates by the troops of Louis VII, an ally of Thierry, Count of Flanders.
John married Alice, daughter of William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, and Adeliza of Louvain, the widow of King Henry I of England.
Like his father, John became canon at the abbey of Eu, where he died on June 26, 1170, after devoting the rest of his days to the monastic state. He was placed in the tomb of his father behind the altar. At the time of the destruction of the Abbey of Foucarmont in 1791, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre and Count of Eu, had the remains of the counts Henriy and John reclaimed and move to the chapel of the fr:Château de Bizy.
John was succeeded as Count of Eu and Lord of Hastings by his son Henry upon his death. John was buried at Fécamp Abbey, where many of his sons and grandsons would also be interred.
Father: *Henri of Eu b: ABT 1075 in Hastings, Sussex, England
Mother: *Margaret of Sully b: ABT 1105 in Sully-sur-Loire, Loiret, France
*Alice d'Aubigny b: 1139 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
- *Henry II of Eu b: 1158 in Hastings, Sussex, England
- Robert of Eu b: 1160 in Hastings, Sussex, England
- Mathilde of Eu b: 1162 in Hastings, Sussex, England
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