|Raoul D' IVRY, Comte de Bayeux
(Abt 946-Aft 1011)
Raoul D' IVRY, Comte de Bayeux
- Born: Between 942 and 950, Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France
- Died: After 1011, Ivry-La-Bataille, Eure, Normandy, France
Guillaume of Jumièges records that "Richardus dux primus" consulted "Rodulfo comite suo equidem uterino fratre" about his succession before he died. It is assumed that he was born after the death of Comte Guillaume I, but it is unlikely that he was born much later than 945 if it is correct that the birth of his older half-brother Richard can be dated to .
Orderic Vitalis records that "Albereda uxor Radulfi Bajocensis comitis" built "arcem de Ibreio" [Ivry] which "Hugo Bajocensis episcopus frater Johannis Rotomagensis archiepiscopi" defended "contra duces Normannorum multo tempore", adding that it was reported that "præfata matrona" beheaded "Lanfredum architectum" after the castle was finished so that he could not build a similar structure for anyone else, and tried to expel her husband who killed her. It is not certain that "Albereda" in Orderic´s passage was the same person as "Eremburgam" in Guillaume de Jumièges. It is curious that Orderic does not state in his text that Hugues Bishop of Bayeux and Jean Archbishop of Rouen were the children of "Albereda": the omission would best be explained if they were born from another marriage of Raoul and "Eremburgam" their mother was a different person from "Albereda". If this speculation is correct, the chronology of the children of Raoul suggests that they were born later in his life, presumably from a second marriage if he did marry twice, in which case Albreda would have been his first wife. 1
Raoul married Albreda.
Raoul also married Eremburge DE CAVILLE.
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Esperleng de Pîtres.