Notice of resolution of ambiguous parentage
This profile has been edited with regard to parents in accordance with principles established by the European Aristocracy user-group. Medieval genealogy is not an exact science, and digital collaborative genealogy must therefore occasionally make choices where old-fashioned print-scholarship did not have to. The parents (or lack of parents) of the person described in this profile were decided upon in consultation with primary sources especially as collected in the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s Medieval Lands project.There is in particular NO EVIDENCE AT ALL OF DESCENT FROM THE KINGS OF DENMARK.
Extract from Wikipedia Gunnora
- Gunnora (or Gunnor) (c. 936 – 1031) was the wife and consort of Richard I of Normandy. Her parentage is unknown, earliest sources reporting solely that she was of Danish ancestry and naming siblings INCLUDING BROTHER HERFAST DE CREPON WHO IS SOMETIMES ERRONEOUSLY GIVEN AS HER FATHER.
Gunnora long acted as Richard's mistress or wife by more danico, but when Richard was prevented from nominating their son Robert to be Archbishop of Rouen, the two were married, making their children legitimate in the eyes of the church. As duchess, was able to use her influence to see her kin favored, and several of the most prominent Conquest-era Norman magnates, including the Montgomery, Warenne, Mortimer, Vernon/Redvers, and Fitz Osbern families, were descendants of her brother and sisters.
- Richard and Gunnora were parents to several children:
- Richard II "the Good", Duke of Normandy (966)
- Robert, Archbishop of Rouen, Count of Evreux, died 1037.
- Mauger, Earl of Corbeil[disambiguation needed ], died after 1033.
- Robert Danus, died between 985 and 989
- Emma of Normandy (c. 985–1052) wife of two kings of England.
- Maud of Normandy, wife of Odo II of Blois, Count of Blois, Champagne and Chartres
- Hawise of Normandy, wife of Geoffrey I of Brittany
- Birth: 21 NOV Arque, Seine Inferieure, Normandie, France
- Death: 20 Nov 1031 Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
- See the link to the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page for our documented knowledge of this person. There is in particular no evidence at all of descent from the Kings of Denmark.
- Ancestry family trees
- Source: S-2056352934 Repository: #R-19 Title: Newberry genealogy : the ancestors and descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, 920-1914 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Bartlett, J. Gardner. Newberry genealogy : the ancestors and descendants of Thomas Newberry of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, 920-1914. Boston: Published by the author for John S Note: Includes index.
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