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The eldest son of Gislebert, was the founder of the House of Clare. He accompanied his kinsman, William the Conqueror, into England and participated in the spoils of conquest. He became possessed of 38 lordships in Surrey, 35 in Essex, 3 in
Cambridgeshire, 95 in Suffolk, and some in Wiltshire and Devonshire. One was the manor of Westley in Suffolk (Manors of Suffolk, pages 112-113) and another was that of Clare, on the borders and in the county of Suffolk, which subsequently became his chief seat and his descendants were known as the Earls of Clare although never so created. The manor of Westley descended to Gilbert de Clare, his grandson (son of Gilbert de Clare, No. 12a), who was
created by King Stephen, in 1138, Earl of Pembroke, and who married Elizabeth, sister of Waleran, Earl of Muellent, and on his death in 1149. The Earldom of Clare was created in 1138, i.e., in the reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154.
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Name: *Richard (de Tonbridge) FitzGilbert de Clare
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1024 in Bienfaite,Normandy,France
Death: ABT 1090 in St Neot's,Huntingdonshire,Eng
Burial: Priory St Neot's
Father: *Gilbert (Crispin) de Brionne b: ABT 1000 in Normandy,France
Mother: *Gunnora d' Aunou b: ABT 0984 in France
Marriage 1 *Rohese Giffard b: 1034 in Longueville,France
Married: ABT 1054 in Eng
Name: *Rohese Giffard
Sex: F
Birth: 1034 in Longueville,France
Death: AFT 1133
Father: *Walter I Giffard b: ABT 1010 in Longueville,France
Mother: *Agnes Ermentrude Flaitel b: ABT 1014 in Longueville,France
Marriage 1 *Richard (de Tonbridge) FitzGilbert de Clare b: ABT 1024 in Bienfaite,Normandy,France
Married: ABT 1054 in Eng
Clare is a small village in the County of Suffolk. Richard was the son of Gilbert of Tunbridge, and being the eldest son assumed the surname of Clare, Richard's second brother, nicknamed "Strongbow", being created Earl of Pembroke in the third
year of King Stephen; he was sealed chevronally; the chevron on a shield is probably the earliest known representation on an English shield. Gilbert de Clare was killed at Bannockburn in 1314, and as some members of his family were in residence
at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and he himself having expressed a wish to be buried there, he was interred in the Abbey, where his memorial may still be seen.
Richard FitzGilbert, having accompanied the Conqueror into England, participated in the spoils of conquest and obtained extensive possessions in the new and old dominions of his royal leader and kinsman. In 10873 we find him joined under the
designation of Ricardus de Benefacta, with William de Warren, in the great office of Justiciary of England, with whom, in three years afterwards, he was in arms against the rebellious lords Robert de Britolio, Earl of Hereford, and Ralph Waher,
or Guarder, Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, and behaved with great gallantry. But afterwards, at the time of the General Survey, which was towards the close of William's reign, he is called Ricardus de Tonebruge, from his seat at Tonebruge (now
Tunbridge) in Kent, which town and castle he obtained from the archbishop of Canterbury in lieu of the castle of Brion, at which time he enjoyed thirty-eight lordships in Surrey, thirty-five in Essex, three in Cambridgeshire, with some others
in Wilts and Devon, and ninety-five in Suffolk, amongst those was Clare, whence he was occasionally styled Richard de Clare, and that place in a few years afterwards becoming the chief seat of the family, his descendants are said to have
assumed thereupon the title of Earls of Clare. This great feudal lord m. Rohese, dau. of Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham, and had issue, Gilbert, his successor, Roger, Walter, Richard, Robert, a dau. m. to Ralph de Telgers, and a dau. mo. to
Eudo Dapifer. Richard de Tonebruge, or de Clare, whose is said to have fallen in a skirmish with the Welsh, was s. by his eldest son, Gilbert de Tonebruge. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 118,
Clare, Lords of Clare, Earls of Hertford, Earls of Gloucester]
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Name: *Gilbert (Crispin) de Brionne
Title: Count
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1000 in Normandy,France
Death: 1040 in murdered
Father: *Geoffroy FitzRichard Brionne b: ABT 0953 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Mother: *Hawise de Guines b: ABT 0958 in Castle at Guines, Pas-de-Calais, France
Marriage 1 *Gunnora d' Aunou b: ABT 0984 in France
Name: *Gunnora d' Aunou
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0984 in France
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Name: *Geoffroy FitzRichard Brionne
Title: Count
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0953 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Death: 1015
Note: Gilbert, Count of Brionne, who was son of Godfrey, Count of Brionne, illegitimate son of Richard I, the Fearless, Duke of Normandy.
Father: *Richard I (San Peur) Normandy b: 28 AUG 0933 in Faecamp,Normandie
Mother: *Concubine
Marriage 1 *Hawise de Guines b: ABT 0958 in Castle at Guines, Pas-de-Calais, France
Name: *Hawise de Guines
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0958 in Castle at Guines, Pas-de-Calais, France
Marriage 1 *Geoffroy FitzRichard Brionne b: ABT 0953 in Brionne, Eure, Normandy, France
Father: *Sigfried "The Dane" de Guines b: ABT 0920 in Denmark
Mother: *Elisende (Elftrude) de Flanders b: ABT 0937 in Ghent, Flanders now Belgium
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Name: *Richard I (San Peur) Normandy
Title: Duke
Sex: M
Birth: 28 AUG 0933 in Faecamp,Normandie
Death: 20 NOV 0996 in Faecamp,Normandie
Father: *Guillaume I (Longue Epaee) Normandy b: ABT 0900 in Rouen, Normandy, France
Mother: *Sprote Adela de Senlis b: ABT 0911 in Bretagne
Marriage 1 *Gonnor de Crepon b: ABT 0945 in Normandie
Married: AFT 0962 in France
Concubine



Roots 1-19, 39, 121E; Kraentzler 1153, 1156, 1174, 1176, 1180, 1194, 1211,1218, 1265, 1432, 1443; Davis; Magna Charta Sureties 157-1.Roots: Richard I, "the Fearless," b. Fecamp, ca. 933; named father's heir 29 May 942. Married first (Danish
wife) Gunnor but betrothed ca. 945 and
eventually married 960 to Emma. After Emma's death he married (Christian marriage) Gunnor to legitimize their children.
Sureties: Richard I, the Fearless, Duke of Normandy.
Richard "sans Peur," Third Duke of Normandy, 942-996.
The line to the dukes of Normandy comes through Isabel St. Liz, and the line to Charlemagne comes through her husband, William Mauduit. The lines merge again with the marriage of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and Emma, daughter of Hugh "The
Grand," who was--in all but name--King of France. His son, Hugh Capet, later assumed the title, and primogeniture began in the French line of
kings.The two lines met again later with the marriage of Adele, daughter of King Robert II, and Richard III, Duke of Normandy.Richard was betrothed to Emma for some time but did not marry her until about 960, after the death of her father, Hugh
the Great, in 956. Richard was the guardian of Hugh's son, the Duke of Paris, and eventually married Emma to strengthen his position. He did not treat her unkindly, he merely loved Gunnor."Poor Emma passed her life at Rouen alone and solitary,
and eventually she
pined away and died about the year 962," Onslow says.
Davis: Richard I, the Fearless, Duke of Normandy from 942-996.Norr: Richard I, the Fearless (san Peur), born about 933, 3rd duke. Married (1) Agnes, daughter of Hugh le Grand and had issue. Married (2) Gunora, born about 952, sister of a
forester's wife whom Richard desired but who tricked him with her younger sister.
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Name: *Guillaume I (Longue Epaee) Normandy
Title: Duke
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0900 in Rouen, Normandy, France
Death: 17 DEC 0942 in killed at Picardy, France
Father: *Rollo Rognvaldsson b: ABT 0872 in Maer,Nord-Trondelag,Norway
Mother: *Poppa de Bayeux b: ABT 0872 in Evreux,Neustria
Marriage 1 *Sprote Adela de Senlis b: ABT 0911 in Bretagne
Married: ABT 0932 in Normandy,France
Name: *Sprote Adela de Senlis
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0911 in Bretagne
Father: *Hubert de Senlis b: ABT 0880 in Senlis, Oise, Picardy, France
Marriage 1 *Guillaume I (Longue Epaee) Normandy b: ABT 0900 in Rouen, Normandy, France





William I, "Longsword", b. ca. 891 probably Rouen, c. 927 succeeded to Duchy of Normandy, c. 930 the Bretons rebelled, he subdued them, taking Brittany, the Channel Islands, the Contentin, and the Averanchin; killed in treacherous ambush 17 Dec
942 by servants of Theobald of Blois and Arnulf of Flanders. He m. (1) (Danish wife) Sprota, a Breton; m. (2) Luitgarde de Vermandois, n.i. [no issue], killed 942 by Louis, son of Charles III "the Simple", daughter of Herbert II, Count of
Vermandois and Troyes. [Ancestral Roots]
Assassinated by Arnulf/Arnulph/Arnoul "The Old", Count of Flanders, in 942, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 16, pg. 493, Article: NORMANDY
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Name: *Rollo Rognvaldsson
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0872 in Maer,Nord-Trondelag,Norway
Death: ABT 0931 in Notre Dame,Rouen,Normandie,Neustria
Note: Rollo, also called ROLF, or ROU, French ROLLON (b. c. 860--d. c. 932), Scandinavian rover who founded the duchy of Normandy.
Father: *Rognvald I (the Wise) Eysteinsson b: ABT 0852 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Mother: *Ragnhild (Hilda) Hrolfsdottir b: ABT 0858 in Orkney,Orkney Islands,Scotland
Marriage 1 *Poppa de Bayeux b: ABT 0872 in Evreux,Neustria
Married: 0891


Name: *Poppa de Bayeux
Title: Duchess
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0872 in Evreux,Neustria
Father: *Berenger de Bayeux b: 0847 in Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France
Mother: *Miss de Rennes b: ABT 0855 in Rennes, France
Marriage 1 *Rollo Rognvaldsson b: ABT 0872 in Maer,Nord-Trondelag,Norway
Married: 0891
Making himself independent of King Harald I of Norway, Rollo sailed off to raid Scotland, England, Flanders, and France on pirating expeditions and, about 911, established himself in an area along the Seine River. Charles III the Simple of
France held off his siege of Paris, battled him near Chartres, and negotiated the treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, giving him the part of Neustria that came to be called Normandy; Rollo in return agreed to end his brigandage. He gave his son,
William I Longsword, governance of the dukedom (927) before his death. Rollo was baptized in 912 but is said to have died a pagan. [Encyclopaedia Britannica CD, 1997, ROLLO]

Banished from Norway to the Hebrides ca. 876.
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Name: *Rognvald I (the Wise) Eysteinsson
Title: Earl More &
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0852 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Death: 0890 in (burned alive with his bodyguads)Orkney,Scotland
Occupation: Romsdal
Father: *Eystein (Glumra) Ivarsson b: ABT 0820 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Mother: *Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdottir b: ABT 0834 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Marriage 1 *Ragnhild (Hilda) Hrolfsdottir b: ABT 0858 in Orkney,Orkney Islands,Scotland
Married: ABT 0867 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway




Name: *Ragnhild (Hilda) Hrolfsdottir
Title: Countess More
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0858 in Orkney,Orkney Islands,Scotland
Father: *Hrolf Nefja (Nefia) b: ABT 0826 in Norway
Marriage 1 *Rognvald I (the Wise) Eysteinsson b: ABT 0852 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Married: ABT 0867 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Name: *Hrolf Nefja (Nefia)
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0826 in Norway
Rogenwald was a supporter of King Harold Harfagr, and assisted him in obtaining the mastery over the other independent Norwegian chiefs, and in establishing himself as King of all Norway. He was Earl of More and Raumdahl in Norway, and in 888,
he obtained from King Harold a grant of the Orkney and Shetland islands. One of his sons, Rollo, conquered Neustria, founded the line of sovereign Dukes of Normandy, and was ancestor to William the Conqueror. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant,
Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 492, Sinclair, Earl of Orkney]
RAGNVALD I the Wise, called the Morejarl, son of Eystein Glumra, Jarl of the Uplanders in Norway, grandson of Ivar son of Halfdan the Old, was made Jarl of North and South More and of Raumsdal in Norway by King Harald Haarfagri after his
victory of Solskiel circa 869 over Hunthiof, King of More, and Nokve, King of Raumsdal. In that year he surprised Vermund, King of Fiordeland, at Notsdal and burned him in his hall with 90 men. Later King Harald married his sister Swanhilda and
had issue, In (?) 874 King Harald made an expedition to the Nordreys (Orkney and Shetland) to enforce his authority over those who had fled thither in order to escape from it in Norway. Either during this expedition or previously at the battle
of Hafrsfiord circa 872 Ivar, the eldest son of Ragnvald, was killed and the King gave the Orkneys and Shetlands to Ragnvald as compensation. When the King started home for Norway, (?) Spring 875, Ragnvald, who went with him, gave the islands
to his brother Sigurd, and the King confirmed the transfer, Ragnvald was surprised in his hall and burned alive circa 894 by Halfdan Haaleg and Gudred Liomi, King Harald's sons by Snaefrid, dau. of Swasi.
Note:
Note:
By his wife Ragnhild, dau. of Hrolf Nefia, he had 3 sons: Ivar, who was killed in battle ut supra, Rolf the Ganger, afterwards 1st Duke of Normandy, and Thori the Silent, who was made Jarl of More in succession to his father by Ring Harald
Haarfagri circa 894, after Gudred Liomi, who had seized More on the death of Jarl Ragnvald, had been dispossessed by the King. By an earlier union with a nameless girl, whose kindred were all slave-born, Ragnvald had 3 sons, described as
bastards: Hallad, 4th Earl of Orkney, Turf-Einar, 5th Earl of Orkney, and Hrollaug, an unwarlike man, who settled at Eyiafiord in Iceland and had issue. [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:3-4]
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Name: *Eystein (Glumra) Ivarsson
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0820 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Father: *Ivar Oplaendinge Halfdansson b: AFT 0770 in Oppland,Norway
Mother: *unknown Eysteinsdottir b: ABT 0785 in Trondheim,Trondelag,Norway
Marriage 1 *Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdottir b: ABT 0834 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
Name: *Ascrida (Aseda) Rognvaldsdottir

Title: Countess Oppland

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 0834 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway

Father: *Rognvald Olafsson b: ABT 0816 in Vestfold,Norway

Marriage 1 *Eystein (Glumra) Ivarsson b: ABT 0820 in Maer,Nord Trondelag,Norway
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Name: *Ivar Oplaendinge Halfdansson
Sex: M
Birth: AFT 0770 in Oppland,Norway
Father: *Halfdan (The Meek) Eysteinsson b: 0750 in Holtum,Vestfold,Norway
Mother: *Hlif Dagsdottir b: 0753 in Holtum,Vestfold,Norway
Marriage 1 *unknown Eysteinsdottir b: ABT 0785 in Trondheim,Trondelag,Norway
Married: ABT 0824 in Oppland,Norway
Name: *unknown Eysteinsdottir
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 0785 in Trondheim,Trondelag,Norway
Father: *Eystein (Glumra) Hognasson b: ABT 0738 in Trondheim,Sor Trondelag,Norway
Marriage 1 *Ivar Oplaendinge Halfdansson b: AFT 0770 in Oppland,Norway
Married: ABT 0824 in Oppland,Norway
The Scandinavian Earls of Orkney trace their descent from the noblest and most heroic of the ruling dynasties of the north. Ivar, Prince of the Uplands in Norway, who claimed a descent from the deified hero Thor, was father of Eystein. [Sir
Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 492, Sinclair, Earl of Orkney]
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