Guillaume I CRISPIN
- Born: Tillieres, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou/Pays de la Loire, France
- Died: 8 Jan 1074, Bec, Haute-Normandie, France
- Buried: Bec Abbey, Le Bec-Hellouin, Eure, France
The De nobili genere Crispinorum names "Gislebertum, [Willelmum]…et Robertum" as the three sons of "Gislebertus…Crispini cognomen" and his wife, adding that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy placed him "in castro Melfia" to defend against French incursions and granted him "Vilcassini vicecomitatum…in Lexoviensi pago".
Keeper of the castle of Neaufles. "…Gisleberti Crispini, fratris eius Guillelmi…" witnessed the charter dated to [1047 or before] under which Guillaume II Duke of Normandy confirmed the donation by "Adelelmi…Beatricis uxor eius…Rotberti filius eius" to the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "Guillaume Crespin" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066.
The necrology of Beaumont-le-Roger records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Will. Crispinus monachus nostræ congregationis", and the year ascertained from the Nomina Monachorum.
Guillaume married Eva DE MONTFORT, daughter of Amaury DE MONTFORT and Bertrade DE GOMETZ. (Eva DE MONTFORT was born in Montfort-l'Amaury, France, died on 23 Jan 1099 and was buried in Bec Abbey, Le Bec-Hellouin, Eure, France.)