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CONTEVILLE

[FLAN301] Count Baldwin III of Flanders m. [SAX2332] Matilda von Saxony
. [CONT301] Earl Jean of Comyn m. Meullant
. . [CONT312] Odo de Conteville m. [MEUL331] Count Waleran of Meulan
. . [CONT311] Vicomte Herluin de Conteville m1. [FALA313] Herleva de Falaise
. . . [ODOB341] Bishop Odo of Bayeux m. ?
. . . [CONT322] Muriel de Conteville m1. [PONT332] Enguerrand de Ponthieu
. . . [CONT323] Muriel de Conteville m2. [CHAP401] Seneschal Eudo FitzThurstan de La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur
. . . [CONT321] Count Robert of Mortain m1. [TMON344] Maud of Shrewsbury
. . . . [CONT332] Agnes de Mortain m. [VITR351] Seigneur Andre de Vitre
. . . . [CONT333] Emma de Mortain m. [TOUL341] Count William IV of Toulouse

[CONT301] Jean de Bourg (son of [FLAN301] Count Baldwin III, see FLANDERS COUNTY), became Baron of Tonsburgh and Earl of Comyn. He married Meullant.

[CONT312] Oda (daughter of Jean) married [MEUL331] Count Waleran III (see MEULAN COUNTY).

[CONT311] Herluin de Burgo, Vicomte de Conteville, married 1. [FALA319] Herleva (daughter of Fulbert, see FALAISE); then 2. Fredesendis. Herluin died c.1066. Prior to their marriage, Herleva had an illegitimate child by [NORM321] DUKE ROBERT OF NORMANDY (see NORMANDY), see next:

[NORK339] William the Conqueror (illegitimate son of Herleva), afterwards King William I, see NORMAN KINGS.

[CONT329] Muriel (born c.1041, daughter of Herluin & Herleva) had a relationship with [PONT339] Enguerrand (see PONTHIEU & MONTREUIL COUNTY); then married [CHAP401] Seneschal Eudo FitzThurstan (see CHAPELLE-SAINT-SAUVEUR).

[ODOB341] Odo de Conteville (son of Herluin & Herleva), Bishop of Bayeux, Earl of Kent, is described under BAYEUX.

MORTAGNE COUNTS

[CONT321] Robert de Burgo (born at Mortagne in La Manche dept., Normandy, c.1031, son of Herluin & Herleva), Count of Mortagne, married 1. (before 1066) [TMON344] Maud (daughter of Earl Roger, see SHREWSBURY (MONTGOMERY) EARLDOM); then 2. Almodis.

Robert fought at the Battle of Hastings, and at the Domesday Survey he was one of the largest land-holders in England, holding 797 manors, with land in Berks, Bucks, Cambs, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucs, Hants, Middlesex, Northants, Norfolk, Notts, Oxon, Som, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Wilts and Yorks. He is considered to have become Earl of Cornwall, though he was only known as Comes Moritoniensis, viz Earl Mortain or Count of Mortagne. He founded Berkhamsted Castle, now ruinous.

 
 

Berkhamsted Castle ruins
(9 July 2013)

Maud died c.1084. Robert's estates were confiscated and he was banished after the rebellion of 1088 and never returned to England. He died 8th December 1090. The bulk of his estates (but apparently none in Yorkshire) was restored to his son Count William, who then lost it all in 1106.

[CONT332] Agnes (daughter of Robert & Maud) married [VITR351] Seigneur Andre (see VITRE).

[CONT333] Emma (born c.1058, daughter of Robert & Maud) married [TOUL341] Count William IV (see TOULOUSE COUNTY).

[CONT334] William (born 1084, son of Robert), Count of Mortain, became 2nd Earl of Cornwall.