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: Sires of Gournay, Gournay of Beverstone, Early Counts of Guisnes
Go32 Eudes of Gournay b c860, d after 912
Eudes came to Normandy with Rollo the Ganger.
Go31 Renaud of Gournay b after 912
Go30 Hugh, Sire de Gournay d after 990
Go29. Hugh, Sire de Gournay b c998, d 1074
Go28 . Hugh, Sire de Gournay b c1026, d after 1074
m Basilie Flaitel d 16.01.1099, dau of Gerard Flaitel
Go27 Gerard de Gournay, Sire de Gournay, lord of Yarmouth d 1104 Palestine
m Edith de Warrenne dau of William de Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne, 1st Earl of Surrey
Go26 Hugh de Gournay, Sire de Gournay b c1090, d 1155
Some sources show Beatrice as the second wife of Hugh, Hugh's son. We follow 'Mathematical' because the dates indicate that there was this additional generation but note that the family is still being researched..
m Beatrice de Vermandois dau of Hugh 'le Grand', Count of Vermandois
Go25=27 Hugh de Gournay, Sire de Gournay b c1107, d 1180
m Melisende de Coucy b c1126, dau of Thomas, Sire de Coucy
Go24=26 Hugh de Gournay, Sire de Gournay b c1148, d 25.10.1214
m Juliana de Dammartin dau of Alberic of Dammartin
Go25 Hugh de Gournay d 1239
m Matilda
Go24 Juliana de Gournay d 1295
m William Bardolph of Wirmegay
Go23-2 Anselm de Gournay b c1180 - continued below
m Eve FitzRobert
Go23 Millicent de Gournay d 1260
m c1215 William de Canteloupe d 1250
Go24-1 Gunnora de Gournay
Various web sites show a Gunnora of this generation who married 1 Robert de Gant, 2 Nicholas de Stuteville. As shown in a note under Gunnor, Robert de Gant's second wife, this connection is not certain.
Go26-2 Gundred de Gournay
m 1118 Sir Nigel de Albini
Go26-3 daughter
m Richard Talbot a 1085
Go27-3 Adelaide de Gournay b c1050
m Ido, Count de Beaumont
Go23-2 Anselm de Gournay b c1180 - continued above
A site visitor TG, 02.01.05 has queried the following ancestry of Elizabeth Betteshorne. This will be investigated further in due course.
m Eve FitzRobert
Go23-2-1. Robert de Gournay, lord of Beverstone b c1205, d 1269
A. Anselm de Gournay, lord of Beverstone
i. John de Gournay of Beverstone b c1247, d 1291
m Olivia Lovell
a. Elizabeth de Gournay d 1311
m John ap Adam of Beaverstone
1 Sir John Betteshorne
A Sir John Betteshorne
i Sir John Betteshorne of Bisterne
m Goza
a Elizabeth Betteshorne
m Sir John Berkeley of Beverstone b 1349, d 1428
Godefrey the Dane
m Gisela of Lorraine b c860/865, a 01.908, dau of Lothar II, King of Lotharingia / Lorraine
Godfrey is shown by some web sites as a son/grandson of one of the sub-kings of Denmark. This will be investigated further in due course.
1. Siegfried the Dane, 1st Count of Guisnes d c965
m Elstrude of Flanders b c932, dau of Arnulf I 'the Great', Count of Flanders and Artois
A. Ardolph, 2nd Count of Guisnes
m Matilda of Boulogne dau of Arnold de Boulogne shown by some web sites as dau of Baudoin de Boulogne
i. Rodolph, 3rd Count of Guisnes d 1036
m Rosetta
BE1883 Blount of Mountjoy and Devon & Commoners vol I, Croke of Studley identify Rosetta as "dau. of the Count de St. Pol". Until a site visitor LEGMD, 08.01.05 kindly pointed out that the dates made it seemingly impossible, we followed various web sites in showing Rosetta as daughter of Hugh II, Compte de St. Pol who died in 1131.
a. Eustace, 4th Count of Guisnes d before 1065
m Susanna de Gramins = Suzanne de Ghermines
1 Baudoin, Count of Guisnes
m Adela dau of Floris, Count of Holland, by Gertrude
A Manasses, Count of Guisnes
TCP vol X, appendix F, supported by appendix J in the same volume, reports the following connection:
m Emma of Arques a 1140, dau of William, Vicomte of Arques, lord of Folkestone
i Rose or Sibyl de Guisnes dvp after 1120
m Henry, Constable of Bourbourg d c1152, son of Theinard, Constable of Bourbourg
a Beatrice of Guisnes dsp c1145
m1 by 1139, div by 1146 Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford b c1110, d 26.12.1194
m2 Baldwin, lord of Ardres
B Gisela of Guisnes
m Wenemar I, Bargrave of Ghent b c1088
Their son Arnould became Count of Guisnes.
b. Robert le Blount of Ixworth or Ixwarth d after 1066
m Gundreda dau of Henry de Ferrieres
c. Sir William le Blount of Saxlington or Saxingham
B. Heloise of Guisnes b c926
Some web sites describe Heloise's husband as Godfrey Count of Eu & Brionne but we suspect that this was because his son Gilbert 'Crispin', Count of Brionne, was often confused with Gilbert Crispin of Bec, son of ...
m Crispin, Baron de Bec

1 Gournay: various web sites, in particular 'Mathematical' and 'RootsWeb' and, for the Beverstone section,
2 Guisnes: various web sites.
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