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Sires of Gournay, Gournay of Beverstone, Early Counts of Guisnes

Eudes of Gournay b c860, d after 912 Eudes came to Normandy with Rollo the Ganger.
1. Renaud of Gournay b after 912
A. Hugh, Sire de Gournay d after 990
i. Hugh, Sire de Gournay b c998, d 1074
a. Hugh, Sire de Gournay b c1026, d after 1074
m Basilie Flaitel d 16.01.1099, dau of Gerard Flaitel
1 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
A 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
i Hugh de Gournay, Sire de Gournay b c1107, d 1180
m Melisende de Coucy b c1126, dau of Thomas, Sire de Coucy
a Hugh de Gournay, Sire de Gournay b c1148, d 25.10.1214
m Juliana de Dammartin dau of Alberic of Dammartin
1 Hugh de Gournay d 1239
m Matilda
A Juliana de Gournay d 1295
m William Bardolph of Wirmegay
2 Anselm de Gournay b c1180 - continued below
m Eve FitzRobert
3 Millicent de Gournay d 1260
m c1215 William de Canteloupe d 1250
b 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.
B Gundred de Gournay
m 1118 Sir Nigel de Albini
C daughter
m Richard Talbot a 1085
3 Adelaide de Gournay b c1050
m Ido, Count de Beaumont
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
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
Bl31.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.
Bl30. 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
Bl29. 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
Bl28. 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.
Bl27-1. 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.
Bl27. Robert le Blount of Ixworth or Ixwarth d after 1066
m Gundreda dau of Henry de Ferrieres
Bl27. Sir William le Blount of Saxlington or Saxingham
Bl31=29 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 various web sites, in particular 'Mathematical' and 'RootsWeb' and, for the Beverstone section,
2 various web sites.
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