Who is Eustache?

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The DoB would make her King Stephen's sister not his daughter, but it would also make her way too old to have the kids.

The internet is confused.

Would anybody with a reliable source like to sort her out?
WikiTree profile: Eustache de St Pol
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (568k points)
PS there's an unmerged match with a different father, called Eustace not Stephen.  Doesn't fix the dates.

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Good question.  I don't have the answer. ODNB only mentions Mary and Matilda as Stephen I's recorded daughters.

Jim Weber shows Eustache as a daughter of Eustace IV de Boulogne.  Ancestral Roots claims she was an illegitimate daughter of Eustace de Boulogne.  See her profile on Jim's website with more information, as well as a Gen-Medieval post, here:  http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id=I03867

by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (438k points)
I've changed her to daughter of Eustace IV in accordance with Ancestral Roots.  I've also taken care of the unmerged match from 3 years ago and merged the profiles...
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Maybe one of these?
Roayal Ancestry D. Richardson Vol. I page 464

EUSTACHE I, son and heir of Baldwin, Count of Boulogne, by his wife, Adelvie de Gant, born about 995. He married MATHILDE (or MAHAUT OF LOUVAIN, daughter of Lambert I, Count of Louvain, by Gerberge, daughter of Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine. She was born 993.

EUSTACHE II, Count of Boulogne, Count of Lens. He married (1st) before 1049 GODA OF ENGLAND, widow of Dreux, Count of Vexin (died 1035), and daughter of Aethelred II, King of England, by Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy. Their issue, if any, is uncertain. He married (2nd) [SAINT] IDA OF VERDUN. They had four sons,

Eustache III, Count of Boulogne and Lens. He married MARY OF SCOTLAND, daughter of Malcolm III, King of Scots; Godfrey [Duke of Lower Lorraine, Defender or Advocate of the Holy Sepulchtre]; Baldwin I, King of Jerusalem; and William, and one daughter, Agnes.
by Bettye Carroll G2G6 Mach 4 (46.6k points)
edited by Bettye Carroll
Sorry, forgot to list the source! :-( And, I know better than that! :-)
Thanks for the efforf, but neither of those guys lived in the right timeframe. As I mentioned, Ancestral Roots (by Frederick Lewis Weis, publ. 2004) names a father for her and, until further evidence is brought to light for some other candidate, I have attached him to her...

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