|Herlève DE FALAISE
Herlève DE FALAISE
- Born: Falaise, Calvados, France
- Married: After 1035
- Died: 1050
- Buried: Abbaye de St Grestain, France
Compiler's 29 x great-grandmother
Second mistress of Robert II, Duke of Normandy.
Guillaume of Jumièges names “Herleva Fulberti cubicularii ducis filia” as the mother of “Willelmus...ex concubina Roberti ducis...natus“, and that after Duke Robert died “Herluinus...miles” married her by whom he had “duos filios Odonem et Robertum”. Orderic Vitalis records that “Herluinus...de Contavilla” married “Herlevam Rodberti ducis concubinam”. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that they were from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise, adding that others said they were from Huy, and refers to her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis". 1
Herlève married Vcte Herlouin DE CONTEVILLE in 1035. (Herlouin DE CONTEVILLE was born in Conteville, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France and died about 1066.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Robert.