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  • ID: I03516
  • Name: William l Comte Heimois & d' EU 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: William de /Hiesmes/
  • Birth: ABT 970 in Exmes (Heimois), Orne, Normandy, France
  • Death: BEF 4 JAN 1038/39 in Eu, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France
  • Note:
    After Godfrey's Count of Eu rebelled c996, William was given the title of Comte d'Eu. He had already been Count of Heimois (or Exmes as it is now known).


    The following information was in a post-em from Curt Hofemann, curt_hofemann AT

    ID: I03516 William Hieme Count d' Eu

    I have seen it written ‘Heimes’ or ‘the Heimois’.
    Also from below it appears that EU was originally called ‘Exmes’ and/or ’the Exmesin of Heimois’.

    died: (take your choice):
    2.I kurz vor (shortly bef) 1040 [Ref: ES III:693]
    about 1054 [Ref: David C. Douglas "William the Conqueror"]
    Jan 2 year unknown but before wife (d. Jan 26 1057/8) [Ref: CP V:151]
    Jan 2-26 1057/8 [Ref: Moriarty p267]

    founded Collegiate Church of Eu [Ref: CP V:151]
    received from father the comte of the Exmesin of Hiemois. [Ref: CP V:151]
    Comte d'Hiemois, Comte d'Eu [Ref: Leo van de Pas]
    Count of Exmes (later Eu) [Ref:]
    Count d'Exmes (Eu), Earl of Arques and Toulouse [Ref: Malinda Thiesse 20 Jul 2002] Note: Earl is an English _only_ title & I am skeptical of his connection to Toulouse in far se France whereas his father was duc d'Normandie in far nw France... Curt
    Lord of Montruel [Ref: Turton] Note: Montreuil?

    rebelled against half-brother, Richard II, and was imprisoned at Rouen. After escaping, he submitted to the Duke, was pardoned, and was given the comte of Eu, of which his nephew, Gilbert (ancestor of the family of Clare) had been recently deprived. [Ref: CP V:151] Note: CP has (I believe) confused the chronology. It was William’s brother Godfrey/Godfroi who rebelled & was deprived of Eu. Godfrey’s son (William's nephew) Gilbert/Giselbert ‘Crispin’ did assume the land and title when William died, but he was assassinated in 1040. Note: Gilbert’s date of death from Altschul, ES III:156, Wagner, Watney & Wurts who all say either 1040 or thereabouts seems to confirm the date of death of William per ES III:693 as shortly bef. 1040… Curt

    When Godfrey was deprived, Eu was awarded to his brother William, who had been Count of Heimois. [Ref: TAF 28 Mar 2001]


    Note: In terms of the death date, I will keep the one I have because Gilbert (who I have as his son-in-law) became Count of Eu and d. 1040; so William had to have died at least a year or two before 1040.

    Father: Richard I "The Fearless" Duke of NORMANDY b: 28 AUG 933 in Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
    Mother: CONCUBINE(S) b: 935

    Marriage 1 Beatrice le GOZ b: ABT 992 in The Hiesmois, Exmes, Orne, Normandy, France
    • Married: AFT 1007 in 2nd husband 1st wife
    1. Has Children Constance d' EU b: ABT 1009 in Eu, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France

    Marriage 2 Lesceline (Lezieline) de HARCOURT b: ABT 996 in Turqueville near Cherbourg, Manche, Normandy, France
    • Married: BEF 1014 in 2nd wife
    1. Has Children Pons FitzWilliam de ST. PONS b: ABT 1017 in St. Pons, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charente, France
    2. Has Children Robert Count d' EU b: ABT 1019 in Eu, Seine Inferieure, Normandy, France
    3. Has Children William Count of Troyes & EU b: ABT 1027 in Eu, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France

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      Page: Dave Utzinger, 29 Aug 1996
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