Papia DE NORMANDIE
Compiler's 29/31 x great-grandmother
Probable fille illégitime de Richard 1er "Sans Peur" duc de Normandie, et d'une concubine, Papia d'Envermeu? 1
Guillaume of Jumièges records that Richard had two daughters “ex concubinis”, but does not name them.... Robert de Torigny names "Papiam uxorem Walteri [error for Gilberti?] de Sanct Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi Vicecomitis de Baioeis" as the two daughters of Duke Richard III. In the case of Papia, it is clearly chronologically impossible for her to have been Duke Richard III´s daughter assuming that it is correct, as asserted by Orderic Vitalis, that her grandson, Richard de Heugleville, helped Guillaume II Duke of Normandy in the 1054 rebellion when he was already old enough for Geoffroy de Neufmarché to be his son-in-law. Orderic Vitalis records that “Gulbertus cognomento advocatus de Sancto Gualerico” married “filiam Ricardi ducis”. It is not clear from this text to which duke Richard he refers, but in a later passage the same source confirms her name Papia daughter of "Ricardi iunioris ducis Normannorum" (which does suggest that he too is referring to Duke Richard III).... 2
Papia married Gilbert DE SAINT-VALÉRY, Avocat.
1 Racines et Histoire, Lignages, Seigneurs de Saint-Valéry, Auffray & Neufmarché (Newmarch), p. 2.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, daughter.