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  • ID: I30506
  • Name: Robert Count Of Montagne
  • Given Name: Robert Count Of
  • Surname: Montagne
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1031 in Normandy, France
  • Death: 8 Dec 1090 in France
  • Change Date: 5 May 2010 at 16:48
  • Note:

    !Great lord of England. At William I's side when he died. [William I and the Conq. of Eng.]


    !Participated with his half-brother William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. Was created Earl of Cornwall and received as a further recompense grants of 793 manors. This potent noble left one son, William Earl of Cornwall. Earl of Moreton in Normandy; son of Harlowen de Burgh by Arlotta, his wife who was also mother of William the Conqueror. [The Roll of the Battle Abbey, p. 23]

    !Count of Mortain. Large land owner in England in 1086. [The Norman Achievement]

    !Robert, Count de Moreton or Mortein in Normandy (Comes Moretoniensis), created Earl of Cornwall, with grants of 793 manors, slain in Northumbria, 1087. [The Bruces and the Cumyns, p. 391]

    The Norman conquest of England owed much to Robert, count of Mortain, the Conqueror's half-brother. [The Norman Achievement, p. 85]

    Count of Mortain, Earl of Cornwall; son of Arlette and Herluin of Conteville; m. Matilda de Montgomery. [Falaise Roll, Table IV, p. 15]

    Half-bro. of William the Conqueror; present at the Battle of Hastings. He received from King William 797 manors in different parts of England and 2 castles in Cornwall, of which county he was created earl. He m. Matilda, dau. of Roger de Montgomery, by whom he had three daus. and one son, William, who inherited his earldom. His name occurs 3X on the Bayeaux tapestry. [Falaise Roll, p. 95]

    Comte de Mortain; father of Agnes who m. Andre de Vitrie. [Falaise Roll, p. 3]

    Robert, count of Mortain, was the largest lay tenant-in-chief in Somerset. [Anglo-Norman Families, p. 31]

    In 1086 Bere Ferrers (Birland) and Newton Ferrers (Niwetona) were both held by Reginald de Valletorte of Robert count of Mortain. At a later date both were held by Ferrers of Valletorte as of the barony of Trematon. [Anglo-Norman Families, p. 42]

    At Domesday the Count of Mortain holds Berchehamstede/Berkshampstead which before the Conquest was held by Edmar, a thegn of Earl Harold; Aldbury which was formerly held by Alwin, a thegn of King Edward; Pendley which is part of the 7 hides which the count took from Tring; Hemel Hempstead which 2 bros. who were Earl Lewin's men formerly held. His under-tenants named are Rannulf, a serjeant of the Count; Humfrey; Fulcold; Lewin; Ralf. [Victoria History of
    Hertfordshire, pp. 317-19]

    b. 1031 d. 1091 [Mayflower PAF]

    Count of Mortain/Earl of Cornwall; commander at Hastings 14 Oct 1066; m. Matilda de Montgomery; father of Emma and father of Agnes who m. Andre, Seigneur de Vitre. [Charlemagne & Others, Chart 2901, 2954]

    Count of Mortain; m. Maud de Montgomery; father of Emma who m. Wm. IV, Count of Toulouse. [GRS 3.03, Automated Archives, CD#100]

    Half-brother of William the Conqueror who was given the manor of Helmsley in Yorkshire (along with many other estates) as part of the king's attempt to consolidate his power in the north after the Conquest. There is no evidence to suggest that Count Robert built a castle here, away from the center of his fee, and in any case the manor was back in royal hands in 1088 With William II confiscated Mortain's estates. [Helmsley Castle, p. 23]

    The manor of Wigginton formed part of the vast fee which was held in the 11th century by Robert, count of Mortain, half-brother of the Conqueror. From the Domesday entry it seems that it was not part of the king's original gift, but had been taken forcibly by the count from Tring. He appears to have united the two original holdings, which had been formerly held by Brictric, a man of Queen Edith, and Godwin, one of Engelric's men, and to hav esubinfeudated the entire vill to a certain Humphrey. The overlordship followed the descent of the honour of Berkhampstead, while Humphrey, the sub-tenant, may almost certainly be identified with the count's tenant of the same name in Little Gaddesden. Here as there he was succeeded by the family of de Broc as early as the first years of the 13th century. [The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Hertfordshire, p. 314]

    In Kind Edward's reign, Alwin Gotone held three hides under the abbot and the count of Mortain's men entered upon the manor and succeeded in wresting 15 acres from the abbot.[The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Hertfordshire, p. 345]

    Berkhamsted Castle was built in the 11th century by Robert of Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror, king of England. It is now a ruin. [The Plantagenet Encyclopedia, p. 29]

    The first castle at Launceston was built by Coutn Robert of Mortain in 1068 to guard the main road into Cornwall. [Tintagel Castle, p. 42]

    A motte castle was raised at Launceston, Cornwall early in the Conqueror's reign by his half-brother Robert of Mortain. [Castles of Britain and Ireland, p. 156]

    Berkhamsted motte castle belonged to the Conqueror's half-brother Robert of Mortain. The motte was built to about 13.7 metres (45 ft.) tall. The bailey, oblong and about 137 x 91.4 metres (450 x 300 ft), is joined to a segment of the motte base. Both motte and bailey were (and are) surrounded by a wet moat, giving the appearance of a castle standing in a lake. Outside the moat is a rampart, which in turn was almost completely encircled by another moat. [Castles of Britain and Ireland, p. 126]

    # Reference Number: Foster,New
    # Event: Founded 11th century Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire, England 8 9
    # Event: commanded Cotentin troops commanded Cotentin troops 1066 Battle Of Hastings 10
    # Event: with his parents with his parents Abbey Of Grestain 4

    Father: Harlevin (Herlouin) Vicomte De Conteville b: 1001 in Conteville, Eure, Normandy, France
    Mother: Herleve De Falaise b: Abt 1001 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 5 May 2010

    Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 5 May 2010

    Marriage 3 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 5 May 2010
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