Robert, seigneur de Grentemesnil

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Robert de Grandmesnil

German: Sire de GRENTEMESNIL , Vicomte de Leicester Robert de Grentemesnil
Also Known As: "Robert de Grandmesnil / Robert de Grandmesnil", "de Grentmesnil", "Robert de Grantemesnil"
Birthplace: Grandmesnil, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: June 17, 1039 (44-53)
Normandy, France (Killed in battle)
Place of Burial: Norrey, Calvados, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Gevase le Breton and NN de Calvacamp
Husband of Hawise d'Échauffour
Father of Robert de Grentemesnil, II; Hugues "the Elder" de Grandmesnil, Sheriff of Leicester; Agnes (?) de Grantmesnil; Adeliza de Grentemesnil; Arnaud de Grentemesnil and 1 other

Occupation: Sieur de Grentemesnil
Managed by: Private User
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About Robert, seigneur de Grentemesnil

Alternative Spellings: Robert De Grandmesnil, Robert de Grentmesnil

Medilands (16 Nov 2021) Normandy Nobility: Alençon, Évreux, Meulan, Perche

ROBERT de Grantmesnil, son of --- (-killed in battle 17 or 18 Jun 1036).
Guillaume de Jumièges records that "Robert de Grandménil" died on 18 Jun from wounds received three weeks earlier when fighting "Roger de Beaumont" in support of the rebellion against Guillaume II Duke of Normandy in the early years of the duke's reign. The necrology of the monastery of Ouche records the death "17 Jun" of "Robertus de Grentemesnil".

m' as her first husband, HAWISE, daughter of GIROIE & his wife Gisla de Bastembourg (-10 May).
Orderic Vitalis gives her parentage, names her two husbands and seven children, six by her first marriage, one by her second.
She married secondly Guillaume d'Evreux [Normandie]. The necrology of the monastery of Ouche records the death "10 May" of "Haudvisa mater Hugonis de Grentesmesnil".

Robert & his wife had [seven] children:

1. HUGUES de Grantmesnil
2. ROBERT de Grantmesnil
3. ARNAUD de Grantmesnil
4. Unknown Daughter de Grantmesnil
5. ADELISE de Grantmesnil
6. "EMMA" de Grantmesnil. [It is unclear whether Emma was one of Robert’s full sisters or half-sisters,...]
7. ---. The name and parentage of the wife of Richard “le Goz” Vicomte d’Avranches is not known. [Note: Sources are at odds. This person may be a relation but not a daughter.

Robert de Grandmesnil

Father: Gervase de Grandmesnil, b. 0990, Normandy, France; d. 1040

  • Partnership with: Hawise de Eschauffen
  • Child: Hugh de Grandmesnil Birth: 1020, Normandy, France
  • Child: Robert de Grandmesnil
  • Child: Arnold de Grandmesnil Birth: 1035

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Robert, seigneur de Grentemesnil's Timeline

Grandmesnil, Calvados, Normandy, France
Grentemesnil, Calvados, Normandy, France
Grandmesnil, Basse-Normandie, France
Grentemesnil, Calvados, Normandy
Grentemesnil, Calvados, Normandy, France
June 17, 1039
Age 49
Normandy, France
September 30, 1992
Age 49
June 12, 1993
Age 49