- Married (1):
- Married (2):
- Died: Before 1137
Compiler's 26 x great-grandmother
A charter of Hugh Bigod for Norwich Priory refers to property given by “his sister Gunnor”. “Robert de Essex and Gunnora his wife, daughter of Roger Bigod” donated Fremingham church to Thetford priory, Norfolk for the souls of their ancestors and of "their son Henry on his birth-day". It is not clear from this extract whether Gunnor’s father was named in the original document. Her first marriage is indicated by the charter of King Henry II which confirmed donations to Thetford Priory, including the donation by “Gunnoræ matris Henrici de Exessa”. “Rob Waster” donated "duos partes totius decimæ meæ de Wereslai" to St Neot’s, Huntingdonshire, for the soul of “Soeni de Essessa” and for the health of "domini mei Roberti filii prædicti Soeni…Gunnor uxoris suæ…uxoris meæ et Willielmi filii Gerei patris sui", by undated charter. “Hamo de Sancto Claro” donated “ecclesie Sancte Marie Walcre” to Colchester St. John, for the souls of King Henry I, Queen Matilda, “Eudonis dapiferi et...mee et uxoris mee Gunnoris et anime Huberti filii mei”, by undated charter (dated to before 1119), witnessed by “Willelmo de Sancto Claro, Huberto de Sancto Claro...”. Her second husband confirmed grants of her marriage portion in Brome for her soul. 1
Gunnor married Robert FitzSwein DE ESSEX, Lord of Rayleigh, son of Swein FitzRobert DE ESSEX. (Robert FitzSwein DE ESSEX died about 1132 in Rayleigh, Essex, England.)
Gunnor also married Hamon DE SAINT-CLAIR. (Hamon DE SAINT-CLAIR died after 1139.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Robert FitzSwein.