Rosamond Is Kin To Godfrey de Bouillon

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boulliongThe great grandmother of Rosamond Clifford was Judith of Lens de Bouillon, or Boulogne, whose father was Lambert.

Here is the female line to the Kings of Jerusalem and Knights Templar:

Judith Bouillon
Alice de Huntingdon
Margaret de Toeni
Rosamond Clifford

Lambert de Bouillon’s father was Eustache 1 who appears to have been the Standard Bearer for William the Conqueror as was Ralph de Toeni or Tosny.

Jon Presco

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Raoul II of Tosny

Raoul II de Tosny[1] seigneur de Conches-en-Ouche[2] (died 1102) was a Norman nobleman of the house of Tosny, son of Roger I of Tosny. He was active in Normandy, England and Wales.

Victor at Hastings in 1066

[edit] Victor at Hastings in 1066

He is one of the very few proven Companions of William the Conqueror known to have fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.[3] Tradition says he gave up the role of standard bearer, his hereditary office, to Walter Giffard, in order to be able to fight closer to William, duke of Normandy.[4]

[edit] Marriage

He married Isabel de Montfort, daughter of Simon I de Montfort. There was a feud with Guillaume d’Evreux and his wife Helvise de Nevers, recorded by Ordericus Vitalis.[5] This came to open war in 1091–92, when Guillaume attacked Conches. A settlement was reached.[6] They later co-operated in attacking Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester’s county of Meulan.

[edit] In England

He had widely spread holdings, as recorded in the Domesday Survey. His seat was at Flamstead in Hertfordshire.[7] He held Clifford Castle.It is also believed that he held assets in the village of Hose, Leicestershire which was split into two manors, Tosny’s and that of the title holder of the Norman Belvoir Castle.

[edit] Family

Robert de Stafford was his brother.

His second son, Raoul III de Conches, was his surviving heir. He married Alice of Huntingdon, daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria and Judith of Lens.[8]

His daughter Godehilde married Baldwin I of Jerusalem.

Eustace II, (c.  1015–1020 – c. 1087), also known as Eustace aux Gernons (with moustaches) [1][2][3] was Count of Boulogne from 1049–1087. He fought on the Norman side at the Battle of Hastings, and afterwards received large grants of land forming an honour in England. He is one of the few proven Companions of William the Conqueror. It has been suggested that Eustace was the patron of the Bayeux Tapestry.[4]

Eustace married twice:
Firstly to Goda, daughter of the English king Æthelred the Unready, and sister of Edward the Confessor.[5] Goda died circa 1047.[3]
Secondly in about 1049,[3] soon after Goda’ death, he married Ida of Lorraine, daughter of Godfrey III, Duke of Lower Lorraine. By her Eustace had three sons:
Eustace III, Count of Boulogne
Godfrey of Bouillon, King of Jerusalem
Baldwin I of Jerusalem, King of Jerusalem

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http://www.thetemplebooklet.co.uk/GodfreyDeBoullionSandyHamblett.htm

*Alice (Adeliza) Huntingdon
born Abt 1085 Of, Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Aft 1126
married 1103 England

father:
*Waltheof Earl of Northumberland
born Abt 1046 Of Northumberland, England
died 31 May 1076
buried Jun 1076 Crowland, Lincolnshire, England

mother:
*Judith Lens De Boulogne
born 1054/1055 Of, Lens, Artois, France
married 1070 Of, Artois, France

Countess Judith (born in Normandy between 1054 and 1055, died after 1086), was a niece of William the Conqueror. She was a daughter of his sister Adelaide of Normandy, Countess of Aumale and Lambert II, Count of Lens.

[edit] Life

In 1070, Judith married Earl Waltheof of Huntingdon and Northumbria. They had three children. Their eldest daughter, Maud, brought the earldom of Huntingdon to her second husband, David I of Scotland. Their daughter, Adelise, married Raoul III de Conches whose sister, Godehilde, married Baldwin I of Jerusalem.

In 1075, Waltheof joined the Revolt of the Earls against William. It was the last serious act of resistance against the Norman conquest of England. Judith betrayed Waltheof to her uncle, who had Waltheof beheaded on 31 May 1076.

After Waltheof’s execution Judith was betrothed by William to Simon I of St. Liz, 1st Earl of Northampton. Judith refused to marry Simon and she fled the country to avoid William’s anger. William then temporarily confiscated all of Judith’s English estates. Simon, later, married, as his second wife, Judith’s daughter, Maud, as her first husband.

Judith founded Elstow Abbey in Bedfordshire around 1078. She also founded churches at Kempston and Hitchin.

She had land-holdings in 10 counties in the Midlands and East Anglia. Her holdings included land at:
Earls Barton, Northamptonshire
Great Doddington, Northamptonshire
Grendon, Northamptonshire
Merton, Oxfordshire
Piddington, Oxfordshire
Potton, Bedfordshire

The parish of Sawtry Judith in Huntingdonshire is named after the Countess.

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*Alice (Adeliza) Huntingdon
born Abt 1085 Of, Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Aft 1126
married 1103 England

father:
*Waltheof Earl of Northumberland
born Abt 1046 Of Northumberland, England
died 31 May 1076
buried Jun 1076 Crowland, Lincolnshire, England

mother:
*Judith Lens De Boulogne
born 1054/1055 Of, Lens, Artois, France
married 1070 Of, Artois, France

siblings:
*Matilda (Maud) Huntingdon born Abt 1072 Of, Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England
died 23 Apr 1130/1131 Scotland buried 1130/1131 Scone, Perthshire, England

spouse:
*Ralph De Toeni (De Conches)
born Abt 1079 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Abt 1126 Conches, Seine-et-Marne, France
buried Conches, Seine-et-Marne, France

children:
*Roger De Toeni (De Conches) born Abt 1104 Of, Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England died Bef 1162
Simon De Toeni born Abt 1106 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Isabel De Toeni born Abt 1108 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Hugh De Toeni born Abt 1110 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
buried Walthamstow, London, Middlesex, England
*Margaret De Toeni born Abt 1118 Of Flamstead, Herefordshire, England
died 1185 buried Godstow, Oxfordshire, England

*Margaret de Toeni
born about 1118 Flamstead, Herefordshire, England
died 1185
buried Godstow, Oxfordshire, England

father:
*Ralph de Toeni (de Conches)
born Abt 1079 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Abt 1126 Conches, Seine-et-Marne, France
buried Conches, Seine-et-Marne, France

mother:
*Alice (Adeliza) Huntingdon
born about 1085 Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Aft 1126
married 1103 England

siblings:
*Roger De Toeni (De Conches) born Abt 1104 Of, Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died Bef 1162
Simon De Toeni born Abt 1106 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Isabel De Toeni born Abt 1108 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Hugh De Toeni born Abt 1110 Of Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
buried Walthamstow, London, Middlesex, England

spouse:
*Walter Baron de Clifford
born about 1113 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died 1190 Godstow, Oxfordshire, England
buried Godstow, Oxfordshire, England
married about 1135 Flamstead, Herefordshire, England

children:
*Rosamond de Clifford born about 1136 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died about 1176 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
buried about 1176 Godstow Nunnery, Wolvercote, Oxfordshire, England
*Walter Baron de Clifford born about 1150 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England died 22 January 1222
Robert de Clifford born about 1153 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died after 1221 Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Henry Clifford born about 1134 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
*Richard de Clifford Lord FramptonSevern born about 1151 England
died 1213 Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England
Lucia de Clifford born about 1141 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England died after 1195
Amicia de Clifford born about 1139 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Roger de Clifford born about 1153 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Simon de Clifford born about 1155 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Hugh de Clifford born about 1156 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
William de Clifford born about 1157 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died after 1221 Corfam, Shropshire, England

*Rosamond de Clifford
born about 1136 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died about 1176 Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
buried about 1176 Godstow Nunnery, Wolvercote, Oxfordshire, England

father:
*Walter Baron de Clifford
born about 1113 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died 1190 Godstow, Oxfordshire, England
buried Godstow, Oxfordshire, England

mother:
*Margaret de Toeni
born about 1118 Flamstead, Herefordshire, England
died 1185
buried Godstow, Oxfordshire, England
married about 1135 Flamstead, Herefordshire, England

siblings:
*Walter Baron de Clifford born about 1150 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England died 22 January 1222
Robert de Clifford born about 1153 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died after 1221 Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Henry de Clifford born about 1134 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
*Richard de Clifford Lord Frampton Severn born about 1151 England
died 1213 Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England
Lucia de Clifford born about 1141 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died after 1195
Amicia de Clifford born about 1139 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Roger de Clifford born aabouAbt 1153 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Simon de Clifford born about 1155 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
Hugh de Clifford born about 1156 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
William De Clifford born about 1157 Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire, England
died after 1221 Corfam, Shropshire, England

spouse (not married):
*Henry II “Plantagenet” King of England
born 5 March 1133 Le Mans, Sarthe, France
died 6 July 1189 Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France
buried 8 July 1189 Fontevrault Abbey, Fontevrault, Maine-Et-Loire, France

children:
*William “Longêpee” Prince of England
born about 1173 England
died 7 March 1225/26 England
buried Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

*Judith De Boulogne
born 1054/1055 Lens, Artois, France

father:
*Lambert De Boulogne
born about 1020 Boulogne, Flandres
died 1054 Bataille De Lille, Flandres

mother:
*Adâelaèide De Normandie
born about 1027 Of, Normandie, France
died before 1090
married about 1053 Of Normandy, France

siblings:
unknown

spouse:
*Waltheof Earl of Northumberland
born about 1046 Northumberland, England
died 31 May 1076
buried June 1076 Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
married 1070 Artois, France

children:
*Matilda (Maud) Huntingdon born about 1072 Huntington, Huntingdonshire, England
died 23 April 1130/1131 Scotland buried 1130/1131 Scone, Perthshire, England
*Alice (Adeliza) Huntingdon born about 1085 Flamsted, Hertfordshire, England
died after 1126

*Lambert De Boulogne
born about 1020 Boulogne, Flandres
died 1054 Bataille De Lille, Flandres

father:
*Eustache I Count De Boulogne
born about 1004 Boulogne, Vendee, France

mother:
*Mahaut De Louvain
born about 0984 Louvain, Brabant, Belgium
married about 1005 Brabant, Belgium

siblings:
Eustache II Count De Boulogne born about 1030 Boulogne, France died about 1093

spouse:
*Adâelaèide De Normandie
born about 1027 Normandie, France
died before 1090
married about 1053 Normandy, France

children:
*Judith De Boulogne
born 1054/1055 Lens, Artois, France
married 1070 Artois, France

Eustace I Count De Boulogne
born about 1004 Boulogne, Vendee, France

father:
*Enricule “le Petit Arnoul” Comte De Boulogne
born about 0976 Boulogne, Artois, France
died Abbaye De Samer-aux-bois, France

mother:
*Adeline wife of Enricule De Boulogne
born about 0980 Boulogne, Artois, France
(end of information)

siblings:
*Rosetta (Rosella) de Saint Pol born about 1000 St. Pol, Artois, France

spouse:
*Mahaut de Louvain
born about 0984 Louvain, Brabant, Belgium
married about 1005 Brabant, Belgium

children:
*Lambert de Boulogne born about 1020 Boulogne, Flandres
died 1054 Bataille De Lille, Flandres
*Eustace II Count De Boulogne born about 1030 Boulogne, France died about 1093

*Eustace II Count De Boulogne
born about 1030 Boulogne, France
died about 1093

father:
*Eustace I Count de Boulogne
born about 1004 Boulogne, Vendee, France

mother:
*Mahaut de Louvain
born about 0984 Louvain, Brabant, Belgium
married about 1005 Brabant, Belgium

siblings:
*Lambert de Boulogne born about 1020 Boulogne, Flandres
died 1054 Bataille De Lille, Flandres

spouse:
*Ida de Bouillon
born about 1032 Bass, Lorraine, France
died 13 August 1113
married December 1057

children:
*Geoffrey de Boulogne born about 1060 died 18 July 1100 Jerusalem, Holy Land
*Eustace III Count of Boulogne born about 1070 Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France died 1125

*Geoffrey de Boulogne
born about 1060
died 18 July 1100 Jerusalem, Holy Land

father:
*Eustache II Count De Boulogne
born about 1030 Boulogne, France
died about 1093

mother:
*Ida de Bouillon
born about 1032 Bass, Lorraine, France
died 13 August 1113

siblings:
*Eustache III Count of Boulogne born about 1070 Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France
died 1125

spouse:
*Beatrice de Mandeville
born about 1064 England
married about 1080

children:
*William of Boulogne
born about 1081
died about 1130

In 1048 Eustace joined his father-in-law’s rebellion against the Emperor Henry III. The next year Eustace was excommunicated by Pope Leo IX for marrying within the prohibited degree of kinship. Eustace and Ida were both descended from Louis II of France, and just within the prohibited seventh degree. However, since today not all their ancestors are known, there may have existed a closer relationship.[6] The Pope’s action was possibly at the behest of Henry III. The rebellion failed, and in 1049 Eustace and Godfrey submitted to Henry III.

Eustace visited England in 1051, and was received with honour at the court of Edward the Confessor. Edward and Eustace were former brothers-in-law and remained political allies. On the other side of the political divide the dominant figure in England was Earl Godwin, who had recently married his son Tostig to the daughter of Eustace’s rival the Count of Flanders. Furthermore Godwin’s son Sweyn Godwinson had been feuding with Eustace’s stepson Ralph the Timid.

A brawl in which Eustace and his servants became involved with the citizens of Dover led to a serious quarrel between the king and Godwin. The latter, to whose jurisdiction the men of Dover were subject, refused to punish them. His lack of respect to those in authority became the excuse for his being outlawed together with his family. They left England, but returned the next year in 1052 with a large army, aided by the Flemish.

In 1052 William of Talou rebelled against his nephew Duke William of Normandy. Eustace may well have been involved in this rebellion, although there is no specific evidence, for after William of Talou’s surrender he fled to the Boulonnais court.

The following years saw still further advances by Eustace’s rivals and enemies. Count Baldwin of Flanders consolidated his hold over territories he had annexed to the east. In 1060 he became tutor of his nephew King Philip I of France. In contrast Eustace’s stepson Walter of Mantes failed in his attempt to claim the County of Maine. He was captured by the Normans and died soon afterwards in mysterious circumstances.

[edit] Fights at Battle of Hastings

Supposed depiction of Eustace at the Battle of Hastings. Detail from Bayeux Tapestry. Inscription above Duke William: HIC EST WILLELMUS DUX (“Here is Duke William”) and above the figure to the right of him E…TIUS (apparently a Latinised form of “Eustace”)
These events evidently caused a shift in Eustace’s political allegiances, for he then became an important participant in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. He fought at Hastings, although sources vary regarding the details of his conduct during the battle. The contemporary chronicler William of Poitiers wrote concerning him:

“With a harsh voice he (Duke William) called to Eustace of Boulogne, who with 50 knights was turning in flight and was about to give the signal for retreat. This man came up to the Duke and said in his ear that he ought to retire since he would court death if he went forward. But at the very moment when he uttered the words Eustace was struck between the shoulders with such force that blood gushed out from his mouth and nose and half dead he only made his escape with the aid of his followers”.[7]

The depiction in the Bayeux Tapestry shows a knight carring a banner who rides up to Duke William and points excitedly with his finger towards the rear of the Norman advance. William turns his head and lifts up his visor to show his knights following him that he is still alive and determined to fight on. This conforms therefore with Eustace having somewhat lost his nerve and having urged the Duke to retreat whilst the Battle was at its height with the outcome still uncertain. Other sources suggest that Eustace was present with William at the Malfosse incident in the immediate aftermath of the battle, where a Saxon feigning death leapt up and attacked him, and was presumably cut down before he could reach William.

Eustace received large land grants afterwards, which suggests he contributed in other ways as well, perhaps by providing ships.

[edit] Rebellion

In the following year, probably because he was dissatisfied with his share of the spoil, he assisted the Kentishmen in an attempt to seize Dover Castle. The conspiracy failed, and Eustace was sentenced to forfeit his English fiefs. Subsequently he was reconciled to the Conqueror, who restored a portion of the confiscated lands.

[edit] Death

Eustace died circa 1087, and was succeeded by his son, Eustace III.

Eustace I, count of Boulogne, He held the county from 1042 until his death in 1049.

Contents
[hide] 1 Life
2 Family and children
3 References
4 External links

[edit] Life

He was the elder son of Count Baldwin II of Boulogne and Adelina of Holland.[1] Eustace succeeded his father as count of Boulogne in 1042.[2] Eustace I was also the count of Lens.[3] In 1028 Eustace I confirmed the foundation of a college of canons in his castle at Lens[3] and despite accounts of Lens passing to Baldwin V of Flanders circa 1036 it was still held by Eustace I and was passed to his son Lambert at his death.[4]

During the minority of Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, Eustace’s grandfather, Arnulf III, Count of Boulogne had broken free of Flanders and operated as an independent prince, as did Eustace’s father and Eustace himself.[5] In 995, having attained his majority, Baldwin IV attempted to recover several of the independently held castles and to expand the Flemish borders.[5] This had caused considerable animosity between Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders and Eustace’s father, but when Baldwin IV’s son Baldwin V succeeded him in 1035 Eustace I and Baldwin V of Flanders cooperated on several ventures including several charters and in limiting the powers of the Castellan-advocates of several abbeys including the Abbey of Saint Bertin in Flanders.[6]

Eustace I was allied to the ducal house of Normandy by the marriage of his son Eustace II to Goda, niece of Richard II.[7] This had far reaching alliances to other branches of these families including that of Edward the Confessor, King of England.[7] Under Eustace I the counts of Boulogne rose to great prominence in Northern France.[8] Eustace I died in 1049.[2]

He was apparently a patron of Samer Abbey near Calais and he is said to have been buried there.[9]

Map of the county of Boulogne

[edit] Family and children

He was married to Matilda of Leuven, daughter of Lambert I, Count of Leuven and Gerberga of Lower Lorraine and had four children[2]:
Eustace II of Boulogne.[2]
Godfrey, Bishop of Paris (1061–1095).[2]
Lambert II, Count of Lens.[10]
Gerberga, married Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine.[2]

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2 Responses to Rosamond Is Kin To Godfrey de Bouillon

  1. Ben Toney says:

    Greg, you use the French numbering system of the Toneys. I use the English. Ralph de Toney who came with the Conqueror was Ralph III. He did not own Hose, Leicestershire. This manor was held by his uncle Robert de Toney. who held Belvoir Castle. I use the modern spelling of the Toney name because all the manors held by the Toneys in England who bear the name use the modern spelling., Also, most of tthe Toneys living worldwide live in America and use the modern spelling.

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