Ernulf  (Hesdin) de Hesdin

Ernulf (Hesdin) de Hesdin (abt. 1038 - aft. 1097)

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Ernulf "Arnulph" de Hesdin formerly Hesdin
Born about in Hesdin, Artois, Francemap
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Died after in Antioch, Holy Landmap
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Ernulf de Hesdin[1] aka Arnulf[2]

Ernulf was the father of:

  1. William;[2]
  2. Ava;[2]

Some sources give Ernulf a daughter, Matilda, however, he is not referred to as her father in a notification dated to between 1100 and 1122, in which Patrick de Cadurcis and his wife Matilda gave to the abbey of St Pierre de la Couture and the monks serving God the church of Dedinton for the weal of their souls and those of their predecessors and of theirs sons, and specially for the soul of Ernulf de Hodine, who held before them the land which they now hold. [3]

At the Domesday survey of England, 1086, Ernulf was a tenant-in-chief in ten counties.[1]

Dated to between 1094 and 1100, while travelling from Normandy to England with King, Arnulf de Hesdin bestowed on [Hesdin priory of] St George, all that he held of count Engelram at Hesdin in fee, with the count's advise and consent. Then on Ascension day at his house at Norton, England, while his familia were assembled, he renewed his gift, with the assent of all, including his wife, sons, William, and daughter, Ava, which his chaplain Theodardus confirmed before witnesses the gift he made at Combe in the presence of Osmund bishop of Salisbury, ie, the churches of Norton and Weston and Eston, two chapels in the city of Bath, a curtilage at Newbury, so that a clerk should enjoy the endowment and give half a mare of gold yearly to the priory of St George until Arnulf's death when the monk's should have it all.[2]

Research Notes

[citation needed] for son Warine

[citation needed] for father

Ernulf De Hesding Abt 1055 Picardy, France Died England - A Domesday Tenant, Death: ABT 1091,Toddington, Bedfordshire.

Children 1. Matilda Hesdin, b. Abt 1057, Of, Toddington, Bedfordshire, England 2. Avelina De Hesding, b. Abt 1080, Picardy, France - Dtr Of Ernulf ABT 1038, Hesdin, Artois/Pas-de-Calais, France

MedLands presumes that his family were Counts of Hesdin, whereas Wikipedia thinks they were vassals of the Counts.


  1. 1.0 1.1 " Ernulf 1: Ernulf de Hesdin, fl. 1086", Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England,, accessed 2 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 John Horace Round, ed, Calendar of Documents Preserved in France, Illustrative of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, (London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1899), I:481-2, Digital Image Internet Archive ( accessed 2 October 2017). No 1326.
  3. Calendar of Documents Preserved in France, I:364, No 1033.

See also:

  • D.S.O. Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton, Turton, pg. 116.
  • Peter Townend, B:P, 103rd, pg. 1712.
  • Peter Townend, B:P, 105th, pg. 1871.
  • HRH Prince Michael of Albany, Albany, 45. a charlatan
  • D.S.O. Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton, Turton, pg. 107 & 116.
  • K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, pg. 391.
  • MedLands
  • Wikipedia: Ernulf de Hesdin.

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On 22 Jan 2014 at 15:43 GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Alternate Death

Killed on Crusade at Antioch, in the Holy Land 1098 Age 60

Death of Ernulf at Antioch [nr. Modern Antakya Hatay Province, Turkey]



Age 60

Death of Ernulf at Antioch [nr. Modern Antakya]

Hatay Province, Turkey

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