Duc Richard II "Le Bon" DE NORMANDIE
(Abt 982-1017)
Unknown first mistress
Adélahide (Adèle) DE NORMANDIE, Comtesse de Champagne
(-Abt 1083)


Family Links

1. Enguerrand II DE MONTREUIL

2. Lambert DE BOULOGNE, Comte de Lens
3. Cte Eudes III DE TROYES et d’Aumâle

Adélahide (Adèle) DE NORMANDIE, Comtesse de Champagne

  • Born: Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
  • Married (2): After 1053, Normandy, France
  • Married (3): Bef 1060, 3rd husband
  • Died: Between 1082 and 1084

  Also called Adelais or Aelis 3

  General Notes:

compiler's 27/28/29/31 x great grandmother

  Research Notes:


Adelaide or Adeliz, sister of William the Conqueror, being illegitimate daughter of Robert, Duke of Normans, by Herleve or Harlotte, daughter of Fulbert or Robert, a pelliparius of Falaise, is mentioned in Domesday as Comitissa de Albamarla, and as holding some manors in Essex and Suffolk. In 1082, William, King of the English, and Maud, his wife, gave to the Abbey of La Trinite at Caen the bourg of Le Homme (de Hulmo) in the Cotentin, "se et Comitissa A. de Albamarla concedente eo videlicet pacto ut ipsa teneret in vita sua."

Adelaide m., 1stly, Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu, who dspm., being slain in 1053. She m., 2ndly, Lambert, Count of Lens in Artois, who dspm., being slain in 1054. She m., 3rdly, Eudes, the disinherited Count of Champagne, who had taken refuge in Normandy. She d. before 1090. Her husband obtained Holderness after the date of Domesday. Having conspired against William II in 1094, he was imprisoned in 1096. He occurs as Comes Odo in the Lindset Survey (1115-1118). 1


Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as the daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve. She retained the title Comtesse d'Aumâle after her first marriage. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy names “Engueranni consulis qui filius fuit Berte supradicti Guerinfridi filie et Adelidis comitisse uxoris sue sororis…Willelmi Regis Anglorum”. Her second marriage is deduced from the same charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy which also names “Judita comitissa domine supradicte filia”. Orderic Vitalis records that King William I granted "comitatum Hildernessæ" to "Odoni...Campaniensi nepoti Theobaldi comitis" who had married "sororem...regis filiam...Rodberti ducis". William I King of England donated various properties to the abbey of La Trinité de Caen, including "burgum de Hulmo" with the consent of "Adelisa amita mea…cujus hereditas erat sed et comitissa A. de Albamarla…in vita sua", by charter dated 1082. 2

  Marriage Information:

Adélahide married Enguerrand II DE MONTREUIL, son of Hugues II DE PONTHIEU and Bertha D' AUMALE. (Enguerrand II DE MONTREUIL was born about 1030 in Ponthieu, Somme, Picardy, France and died on 25 Oct 1053 in Battle of Château d'Arques, Pas-de-Calais, France.)

  Marriage Information:

Adélahide also married Lambert DE BOULOGNE Comte de Lens, son of Cte Eustache I DE BOULOGNE Count of Boulogne (1046-49) and Mathilde DE LOUVAIN, after 1053 in Normandy, France. (Lambert DE BOULOGNE Comte de Lens was born about 1020 in Boulogne, Flandres and died in 1054 in Battle of Phalempin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.)

  Marriage Information:

Adélahide also married Cte Eudes III DE TROYES et d’Aumâle, son of Étienne DE BLOIS Comte de Troyes et de Meaux and Adèle D' AUMÂLE, before 1060 in 3rd husband. (Cte Eudes III DE TROYES et d’Aumâle was born in Champagne, France and died after 1115.)


1 Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, G. E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), I:351-2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Adelais.

3 Maison comtale de Boulogne. Flandres, Artois, Ponthieu, Ternois, Etienne Pattou, 2007, p. 3.

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