Hugues IV DE GOURNAY Seigneur de Gournay
(Bef 1044-Abt 1093)


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Hugues IV DE GOURNAY Seigneur de Gournay

  • Born: Bef 1044, Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
  • Married: Bef 1065
  • Died: Abt 1093, Holy Lands
  • Buried: Abbey Of Bec, Normandy, France

   Research Notes:

HUGH DE GOURNAY, seigneur of Gournay-en-Brie, Normandy, Domesday tenant of Liston, Ardley, and Fordham, Essex, son and heir. He married BASILE FLAITEL, widow of Raoul de Gace, Constable of Normandy, and daughter of Gerard Flaitel. Her maritagium was the castle of Ecouche, near Falaise in Normandy. They had two sons, Gerard and Hugh. In 1077, he witnessed the foundation charter of the monastery of St. Stephens at Caen by King William the Conqueror and in 1082 the foundation charter of the nunnery of Holy Trinity Caen by King William the Conqueror and his wife, Queen Maud. Hugh and his wife, Basile, retired to the Abbey of Bec in France c. 1082 with her niece, Ansfride. They were still living c. 1093, when St. Anselm was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury. A letter from Anselm to Basile has been preserved. He predeceased his wife.

   Marriage Information:

Hugues married Basilia FLAITEL, daughter of Géraud FLAITEL and Herleva D' EVREUX, before 1065. (Basilia FLAITEL was born in Ecouche Castle, Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France, died on 16 Jan 1099-1100 in Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France and was buried in Abbey Of Bec, Normandy, France.)

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