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Gunnora d' Aunou

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  • Name Gunnora d' Aunou 
    Born Abt 984  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
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    Died ?  
    Notes 
    • The following is an extract from an email corrrespondence:

      Re: Gunnora d'Aunou
      • To: [email protected]
      • Subject: Re: Gunnora d'Aunou
      • From: Robert Helmerichs
      • Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 20:21:57 -0500

      [email protected] wrote:
      -----
      The mother of Richard Fitz Gilbert is unknown to the authorities I checked, but plugging the name into a search engine immediately disclosed a raft of probably phony data about her, to wit:

      Gunnora d'Aunou (Anjou?) born Abt 0984 Of France
      father: *Herbastus (Herfast) de Crepon Prince of Denmark born (estimated 0945)
      mother: *Cyrid Queen of Sweden
      siblings:
      *Aveline (Wevia) (Duceline) de Crepon born 974 Longueville, Normandy, France; Died: France
      *Senfrie (Sainfrie) De Crepon Born: Abt 970 Of,France
      *Sibell De Crepon born (estimated 0973)
      spouse: *Gilbert "Crispin" Count of Brionne born about 0979 Normandy, France, died 1023 France
      children:
      *Richard "de Tonbridge" "de Clare" Fitzgilbert
      * etc, etc,

      Leonard Lipschutz
      -----

      That's an interesting series of names -- because Gunnor, consort of Richard I of Normandy, had a raft of ill-attested sisters from whom the entire post-conquest Norman nobility later claimed descent, including Sainsfreda, Wevia, and Duvelina; the Giffard/Clare family is supposedly descended from Wevia. The Aunou family is alleged to have derived from another, unnamed sister. For all this, see Elisabeth M. C. van Houts, "Robert of Torigni as Genealogist," in Studies in Medieval Historry Presented to R. Allen Brown, ed. Christopher Harper-Bill, Christopher J. Holdsworth and Janet Nelson (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1990), 215-233, who largely accepts this genealogy, although it is quite controversial (some historians believe that the nobles invented these "sisters of Gunnor" to tie themselves to the ducal family).

      It sounds like somebody was looking at Gunnor's alleged genealogy and conflated it with her sister's purported posterity.

      Rob

      ___________________________________________________________
      Robert Helmerichs: http://www.rob-helmerichs.com/
      The Haskins Society: http://www.haskins.cornell.edu
      Norman Bibliography: [inactive] www1.minn.net/~rob/Normandy
      The Planctus for William Longsword: http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/Planctus
    Person ID I3548  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2004 

    Family Gilbert, Comte de Brionne
              b. 979
              d. Abt 1040  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Baldwin, Comte de Brionne
              b. Abt 1020, Brionne, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1090, Okehampton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. Richard FitzGilbert, Earl of Clare
              b. Abt 1035, Bienfaite, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef  APR 1088, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Elisie Hesillia, Crispin
              b. Abt 1041
              d. Abt 1086  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. Gilbert de Tellieres
              b. Abt 1038, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 1058, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1045  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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