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Marriage: Children:
  1. *Hugh De Gournay: Birth: ABT 1084 in Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France. Death: ABT 1155 in on Crusade in the Holy Land

  2. *Gundred De Gourney: Birth: 1105.


Notes
a. Note:   NI50402
Note:   aka Gerold, Gerald
LORD OF GOURNAY-EN-BRAY; CRUSADER 1096
In 1090, Gerard supported William Rufus against Robert Duke of Normandy. He accompanied that Duke on a crusade in 1096. He is said to have died on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
THE CRUSADES By fighting in a Crusade, people believed they could guarantee a place for themselves in heaven and right the wrongs they had committed in their lives. In 1095, Pope Urban II made a speech that affected many people with the message that it was God's will that the Crusades be carried out. As a result, thousands of knights, peasants and even children prepared to march to Jerusalem and fight. The main goal of the Crusades was to free Jerusalem. That never happened. Only the 1st and 3rd Crusades could be considered somewhat successful. In the 3rd Crusade, Richard the Lionheart conquered Acre, but failed to take Jerusalem. He did, however, obtain a treaty from Saladin to allow pilgrims to enter the holy city. The fighting in the Crusades was ugly and brutal. When Richard I took Acre, 2,700 Muslim prisoners were slaughtered.
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