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  • ID: I1809
  • Name: Matilda (Maud) Flanders
  • Suffix: [Queen England]
  • Title: [Queen England]
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1032 in Flanders, France 1 1 1
  • Death: 3 NOV 1083 in Caen, Calvados, France 1 1 1
  • Burial: UNKNOWN Church Of Holy Trinity, Caen
  • Note:
  • Page: 161-9
  • Page: 161-9
  • Page: Baldwin V
  • Page: line 161
  • Page: Baldwin V
  • Text: 25 OCT 2003
  • Page: 55
  • Text: 3 JAN 2004
    Name Suffix: [Queen England]
    Ancestral File Number: 8XHZ-T2
    Weis' "Ancestral Roots. . ." (121:23), (162:23), (169:23).
    An interesting story is told in Cokayne's "Complete Peerage"(Gloucester). According to the Tewkesbury Abbey Chronicle, Brictric, sonof Algar, otherwise known as Brictric Mawr, a greatthegn of the time ofEdward the Confessor, held, with Tewkesbury, various lordships inWorcester, Gloucester, Somerset, and other counties. Maud [Matilda],afterwards wife of WILLIAM THE CONQUERER, in her youth wished tomarry Brictric, whorefused her. When she became Queen, sheimprisoned him, and on his death shortly afterwards his manors, the
    (later) honour of Gloucester, were given to her.
    For many years it was assumed that Gundred, who married William de Warrene, was a daughter of William I and Matilda (as indicated in The Plantagenet Ancestry). However it is now known that Gundred was a daughter of Gherbod the Fleming (as indicated in Ancestral Roots). The following information strongly suggeststhat Gundred's mother was Matilda (thus the mistaken notion that she was daughter of William I).

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    copied from Bill Crawford's ancestry: crawfolk data base on World Connect Project, rootsweb.com
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    Had Matilda of Flanders as many husbands as Adelaide, Countess of Ponthieu, and, like her, issue by each? What was the real cause of the inhibition of her marriage with William, Duke of Normandy, its delay for six years? What truth is there inthe story of her unreturned affection for the Angio-Saxon Brihtric Meaw, and of her vindictive conduct to him after she became Queen of England? I have hesitated to believe in the popular tradition that Duke William grossly assaulted the daughter of Baldwin in the street or in her own chamber, not that I have any doubt about his being capable of such an outrage, but because he was too politic to commit it, and she was not the woman to have forgiven it, assuming that the offence was the simple refusal of his hand on the ground of his illegitimacy.It is obvious, however, that the early life of Matilda is involved in mystery,and it is highly probable that a clearer insight into it would enable us to account for much which we now reject as legend, or fail to reconcile with acknowledged facts. If there be any foundation for the story of William's brutality, the outburst of ungovernable fury might have been due to a much greater provocation than has been assigned for it. Brihtric, the son of Algar or Alfar, sumamedMeaw (Snow), from the extreme fairness of his complexion, an Anglo-Saxon Thegn, possessor of large domains in England, had been sent on an embassy from King Edward the Confessor to the Connt of Flanders. Matilda, we are told, fell desperately in love with him, and offered herself to him in marriage! Either disgusted by her forwardness, or preferring another, he declined the flattering proposal. "Hell hath no fury like a woman foiled," and she kept her wrath warm till she was in a position to ruin the man she had so passionately loved. She had no sooner become the Queen of England than she induced William to confiscate, on some pretence, all Brihtric's estates, and obtained the greater proportion for herself. The unfortunate Thegn was arrested at his house at Hanley, in Worcestershire, on the very day Saint Wulfstan had consecrated a chapel of his building,dragged to Winchester, and died in a dungeon! The truth of this story is supported by the impartial evidence of Domesday, in which Hanley and the principal manors held by Brihtric in the time of King Edward are recorded as the possessions of Queen Matilda, and the remainder passed to Fitz Hamon.

    After her hand had been rejected by the noble Saxon, it is presumed she became the wife of a Fleming, named Gherbod, who appears to have held t
    2 2 3 4 2 3 5 6
  • Change Date: 14 JAN 2007 at 00:13:57




    Marriage 1 Gherbod The Fleming b: ABT 1020 in Flanders, France
    • Married: in 1st Husband? 7

    Marriage 2 William I "The Conqueror" King Of England b: 14 OCT 1027 in Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France c: 1066 in Norman Conquest, As An Adult;
    • Married: ABT 1053 in Eu, Seine-Inferieure, France 8 8 8 7
    Children
    1. Has No Children Matilda Dau Of William Of Normandy
    2. Has No Children Robert II "Curthose" Duke Of Normandy b: ABT 1054 in Normandy, France
    3. Has No Children Adelaide (Adeliza The Nun) Of Normandy b: ABT 1055
    4. Has Children Gundred-Gundrada Of Fleming b: ABT 1055 in Normandy, France
    5. Has No Children Richard England b: ABT 1055 in Normandy, France
    6. Has No Children Cecilia England b: ABT 1055 in Normandy, France
    7. Has No Children Margaret England b: 1059 in Normandy, France
    8. Has No Children William II "Rufus" England b: ABT 1060 in Normandy, France
    9. Has No Children Constance Of Normandy b: 1061 in Normandy, France
    10. Has Children Adela Princess Of England b: ABT 1062 in Normandy, France
    11. Has No Children Agatha England b: ABT 1064 in Normandy, France
    12. Has No Children Anna England b: ABT 1066 in Normandy, France
    13. Has Children Henry I Beauclerc (King of England 1100-1135) b: SEP 1068 in Selby, Yorkshire, England c: 5 AUG 1100 in Selby, Yorkshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by FrederickLewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Abbrev: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by FrederickLewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 162-23
    2. Title: The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by WalterLee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Abbrev: The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by WalterLee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
    3. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Abbrev: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
    4. Title: Mac 14Febxx.FTW
      Abbrev: Mac 14Febxx.FTW
    5. Title: GEDCOM File : emsuggs.ged
      Author: Not Given
      Abbrev: GEDCOM File : emsuggs.ged
    6. Title: GEDCOM File : 2746994.ged
      Abbrev: GEDCOM File : 2746994.ged
    7. Title: GEDCOM File : 2746994.ged
      Abbrev: GEDCOM File : 2746994.ged
      Page: 55
      Text: 3 JAN 2004
    8. Title: "Ancestors of John Whitcomb" from GEDCOMs downloaded from AOL on06/21/97, p. 10; "Ancestors of Roger Grenville" prepared from GEDCOMbuell001.zip by Ma
      Abbrev: "Ancestors of John Whitcomb" from GEDCOMs downloaded from AOL on06/21/97, p. 10; "Ancestors of Roger Grenville" prepared from GEDCOMbuell001.zip by Ma
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