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Roger [I] de Montgommery Seigneur de Montgommery, Vicomte de l'Hiémois
Guillaume II de Bellême Sire d'Alençon
(-After 1050)
Roger [II] de Montgommery Seigneur de Montgommery, Vicomte de l'Hiémois
Mabile de Bellême
Hugh de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury
(Abt 1053/1059-1098)


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Hugh de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury

  • Born: Abt 1053-1059 1
  • Died: 31 Jul 1098, Ynys Môn (Anglesey), Wales, GB aged about 45 1
  • BuriedMale: Abt 17 Aug 1098, Shrewsbury Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BS, GB 1

  General Notes:

HUGUES de Montgommery ([1053/59]-Anglesey 31 Jul 1098, bur [17 Aug 1098] Shrewsbury Abbey). Guillaume of Jumièges names "quinque filios et quatuor filias...Robertus et Hugo, Rogerius Pictavinus, Philippus et Arnulfus, Emma, Mathildis, Mabilia et Sibylla" as the children of "Willelmus Talavatius...filiam suam...Mabiliam" and "Rogerium de Monte-Gummeri". Orderic Vitalis names "Rodbertus de Bellismo, Hugo de Monte-Gomerici, Rogerius Pictavinus, Philippus atque Arnulfus" as the five sons of "Rogerius [de Monte-Gomerici]" and his first wife. The Annales Cambriæ record that "de Mungumeri Hugo" laid waste to "Keredigiaun" in 1072. Orderic Vitalis records that, after the murder of his mother [in 1079], "Hugo de Monte-Gomerici" unsuccessfully pursued the assassins with 16 knights. "Roger ex Northmannis Northmannus son of Roger" donated property to St Martin, Troarn for the soul of "his wife Mabel lately deceased" by charter dated to [1079/82], subscribed by "Rogerii comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Hugonis, Rogerii, Philippi, Arnulfis [filiorum eius]". "Rotbertus de Belismo filius Rotgerii comitis et Mabilie" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême, built by "Willelmus attavus Rotberti", to Marmoutier, with the consent of "fratres ipsius Rotberti, Hugo, Rotgerius, Arnulfus", by charter dated 1092. Earl of Shrewsbury: Orderic Vitalis records that, after the death of his father in 1094, " Monte-Gomerici [filius eius]" obtained "comitatum Scrobesburiæ", but that after a few years he was killed by "Magno fratre regis Northwigenarum" and buried "Scrobesburiensis conventus". Florence of Worcester records that "comites Hugo de Legecastra et Hugo de Scrobbesbyria" invaded Anglesey in [1098], mutilating or massacring many of the inhabitants of the island, and that "comes Hugo de Scrobbesbyrie" was killed by an arrow discharged by Magnus King of Norway during a raid on the Welsh coast. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that Hugh was killed in Anglesey "by pirates from oversea", or (according to Orderic Vitalis) transfixed with a spear by Magnus brother of the king of Norway on the seashore and died instantly. "Arnulf son of earl Roger" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin, Sees for the souls of "his father Roger and his brother Hugh who was slain that year" by charter dated 27 Aug 1098. 1


• Title: Earl of Shrewsbury, 1094 To 1098. 1


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

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