- Marriage (1): Walter [I] de Aincourt
[MATHILDE . Richard Sharp suggests that the wife of Walter [I] de Aincourt was the [illegitimate] daughter of Alain "Rufus" de Bretagne Lord of Richmond & his mistress Gunhild ---. This is based on her apparent royal ancestry which is indicated in the epitaph which records the death of her son "Wi[llelmus] filius Walteri Aiencuriensis…regia styrpe progenitus". It should be noted that the epitaph ("Wi[llelmus] filius Walteri Aiencuriensis consanguinei Remigii episcopi Lincolniensis…prefatus Willelmus regia styrpe progenitus") distinguishes between Walter's relationship with the bishop of Lincoln and William's being "regia styrpe progenitus", which indicates that the latter connection must come from his mother's family. Some of the property which she donated to York St Mary was previously held by Alain "Rufus" (including Little Abington in Cambridgeshire, which he had acquired with the lands of "Eddeva Pulcra").
m WALTER [I] de Aincourt, son of --- (-).] 1
Mathilde married Walter [I] de Aincourt. (Walter [I] de Aincourt died about 1103.)
Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.