Herluin de Conteville Vicomte de Conteville
(-Abt 1066)


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1. Arlette de Falaise

2. Fredesendis

Herluin de Conteville Vicomte de Conteville

  • Marriage (1): Arlette de Falaise
  • Marriage (2): Fredesendis
  • Died: Abt 1066

  General Notes:

HERLUIN, son of ---(-[1066], bur Grestain). [Vicomte] de Conteville. Orderic Vitalis records that "Herluinus...de Contavilla" married"Herlevam Rodberti ducis concubinam" He founded the abbey of Grestain after 1050. It is possible that either Herluin or his wife were related to an ancestor of Robert of Rhuddlan: Orderic Vitalis names "Roberto de Rodelento nepos eius"among the followers of "Odo...palatinus Cantiæ consul". The relationship between the two families has not been traced.

m firstly HERLEVE, mistress of ROBERT II Duke of Normandy, daughter of FULBERT & his wife [Doda/Duwa] --- (-[1050]). Guillaume of Jumièges names "Herleva Fulberti cubicularii ducis filia" as the mother of "Willelmus...ex concubina Roberti ducis...natus", and that after Duke Robert died "Herluinus...miles" married her by whom he had "duos filios Odonem et Robertum". Orderic Vitalis records that "Herluinus...de Contavilla" married "Herlevam Rodberti ducis concubinam". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that the family was from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise although others said that they were from Huy, and specifies her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis". Orderic Vitalis calls her "Duke Robert's concubine", and specifies her marriage, referring to her husband as stepfather to Duke Guillaume. It is assumed that this marriage took place after Duke Robert's death as no record has been found of the Duke having a subsequent relationship. She presumably died before her husband founded the abbey of Grestain as she is not referred to in the abbey's confirmation charter dated 14 Nov 1189. Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records that "Herluinus de Contevilla…et Herleve uxor eius" were buried in "mon. Sanctæ Mariæ Gresteni".

m secondly FREDESENDIS, daughter of ---. She is named as the wife of Herluin in the confirmation charter of the abbey of Grestain, dated 14 Nov 1189.

Vicomte Herluin & his first wife had three children: Eudes, Robert de Mortain and a daughter,

Vicomte Herluin & his second wife had [two] children: Raoul and Jean. 1

Herluin married Arlette de Falaise, daughter of Fulbert de Falaise and Doda. (Arlette de Falaise died about 1050.)

Herluin next married Fredesendis.


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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