(-Abt 1093)
Guillaume (William) DE WARENNE, 1st Earl of Surrey
(Bef 1037-1088)
Gérard DE GOURNAY of Caistor
(-Aft 1104)
Edive (Edith) DE WARRENNE, Heiress of Mapledurham
(Abt 1076-Aft 1155)
(Abt 1099-1180)


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  • Hugues DE GOURNAY (d.y.)
2. Mélisende DE COUCY

Seigneur Hugues IV DE GOURNAY 1

  • Born: Between 1098 and 1100, Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2): Before 1147
  • Died: 1180, on Crusade

  Research Notes:

Orderic Vitalis names "Hugo filius Girardi de Gornaco" and "Drogo vitricus eius". Considering his death in 1180, it is unlikely that he was born much earlier than [1098/1100]. Matthew of Paris quotes a charter dated 1116 of King Henry I which records his grant of Biscot, Bedfordshire to the abbey of St Albans, witnessed by "…Adam de Port, Thomas de Sancto Johanne, Willelmus frater eius, Hugo de Gornaio". "Hugo de Gornaco" confirmed a donation by "Girardus pater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur, for the souls of "Beatricis…uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei", by undated charter. "Gornacensis dominus et…Hugo filius meus" donated property to Saint-Leu d’Esserent, for the soul of "Beatricis…uxoris meæ", by charter dated to [1144. “Helias et Petrus vicedomini Gerbosreti, Hugo de Gornaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1149 under which Henri Bishop of Beauvais confirmed the donation of “territorii veteris Briostel” to Lannoy made by “Drogo filius Roeri et mater eius Isabelt”. An undated charter of Henry II King of England refers to the transfer of the priory of Sigy to a new site by "Hugo de Gornaio". "Dominus Hugo de Gournaio et Milesend uxor illius" founded Clairruissel priory, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Girardi et Hugonis", by undated charter. The Red Book of the Exchequer records enfeoffments in the duchy of Normandy in [1172], "Hugo de Gurnaio" with 12 knights. "Hugo de Gurnaio filius Geraldi de Gurnaio" confirmed an agreement between "Henricum abbatem et conventum Pratellensem" and “Rogerium abbatem et conventum Sancti Salvatoris” by charter dated 1172. Ralph de Diceto records that "Hugo de Gornai, tam pater quam filius" were captured in 1173 "a Rege filio" during the rebellion of Henry the Young King against his father Henry II King of England. "…Hugone de Gournayo…" subscribed the charter dated to [1172/78] under which Henry II King of England confirmed donations to the monks of Bec established at the church of Pré at Rouen which had been made by a charter of King Henry I dated 1122. 2

  Marriage Information:

Hugues married Beatrix DE VERMANDOIS, daughter of Hugues "Le Maisné" CAPET, Comte de Vermandois, and Ctse Adélaïs DE VERMANDOIS. (Beatrix DE VERMANDOIS died after 1144.)

  Marriage Information:

Hugues also married Mélissende DE COUCY, daughter of Thomas I de Marle DE COUCY, comte d'Amiens, baron de Boves, and Mélisende DE MONTLHÉRY, before 1147. (Mélissende DE COUCY died after 1181.)



1 Racines et Histoire, Seigneurs de Gournay, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Hugues [IV] de Gournay.

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