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Douglas Richardson  provides one line of descent from Charlemagne to William the Conqueror and four lines of descent from Charlemagne to William's wife Maud.
Adèle de Meaux is not Adélaïde de Châlons. Adèle married Geoffroy I Grisegonelle, d. 987, count of Anjou, while Adélaïde married Lambert, Comte de Chalon, who died probably 978. The confusion arises because after Adele's death, and after Lambert's death, Lambert's widow, Adélaïde did marry Geoffroy I Grisegonelle. 
To distinguish her from her possible sister, Adèle or Adela will be used for this person, and Adelais or Adelaide for her sister, although in practice, all four names tend to function interchangeably.
Baldwin states that both the date and place of birth of Adele of Troyes are unknown. 
Cawley estimates a birth year of 950  or before 950  Wikipedia shows her birth year as about 934 without further citation,  but that date is not consistent with the 931 birth year of her father Robert.
Cawley notes that she was long regarded as the sister of Robert and therefore daughter of Heribert, but that recently, historian K.F. Werner showed that she is instead his daughter.  Cawley estimates a marriage year of 965 based on the birth year of her eldest daughter.  Baldwin states that she is sometime falsely shown as the daughter of Heribert II, who died in 943, count of Vermandois, who was actually her grandfather.  Baldwin goes on to identify scholars who have asserted that, including Mabille. 
Baldwin notes that the major medieval source for Adèle's parentage is an eleventh century collection of Angevin genealogies, which includes a genealogical table of Adèle's relatives and clearly makes her a daughter of count Robert of Troyes. The count Heribert who witnessed the 974 charter could not be Heribert II, who died in 943, but either Heribert II's son Heribert le Vieux, count of Omois, or the latter's nephew Heribert le Jeune, son of count Robert of Meaux and Troyes. Furthermore, making this Adele to be the daughter of Heribert II would require him to have two daughters of the same name, since he already has a well documented daughter, Adèle. 
About 965 she married, as his first wife, Geoffroi I Grisegonelle, Count of Anjou (958/960-987), Count of Chalon (979-987), son of Foulques II the Good, Count of Anjoy, by his wife Gerberge.  Geoffroy I “Grisegonelle” Comte d'Anjou, was son of Foulques II Comte d’Anjou and his first wife Gerberge [de Maine] (-21 Jul 987) 
In a charter dated 6 March 974, Adèle donated her hereditary domains to Saint-Aubin in Angers. Witnesses included, among others, her husband Geoffroy, sons Foulques and Geoffroy, and count Heribert . 
Since her husband remarried in 979, a death date for Adela of 978 is a plausible estimate. Bachrach gives a death year of 982  which would appear contradicted by the 979 remarriage.
Wikipedia reports that she was buried in the St. Aubin Abbey, Angers.
After Adela's death, Geoffroy married, second, on 2 or 9 Mar 979, Adelais, widow of Lambert Comte de Chalon, and they had one child: Maurice.  Lambert I, Count of Chalon-sur-Saone, died 22 Feb 978. 
Geoffroi I, Count of Anjou, in turn was slain in battle at Marcon (near Chateau-du-Loir) 21 July 987, and was buried at Saint-Martin de Tours. His widow, the second Adele, was living in 999. 
Geoffroi and Adele had two sons and two daughters  born between 965, when they married, and 978, her presumed date of death. Geoffroi and his second wife Adelais had a son, Maurice.
Douglas Richardson simply dates the births of all four children as between 965 and 974. 
Baldwin notes the following falsely attributed children:
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On 9 May 2017 at 01:15 GMT Robert Wood wrote:
On 5 Mar 2017 at 21:29 GMT Jack Day wrote:
On 4 Aug 2016 at 10:26 GMT RJ Horace wrote:
- the two Mauds are the same, their father is Lambert and their mother should be his wife, Adelaide Unknown-313332
- who is also Hugh's mother
- Aelis and Elizabeth are unaccounted for. They aren't Adele's, or Geoffrey's, or Adelaide's, or Lambert's. Elizabeth was a very unusual name before AD 1000.
On 24 Jul 2016 at 09:35 GMT RJ Horace wrote:
Still some issues
1 - The first block in the bio needs moving to the other wife
2 - She gave away her land on 6 Mar 974 and was dead by 979, when Geoffrey remarried
3 - Gottfried died after 6 Mar 974 (witnessed the deed)
4 - the Wikipedia page is all confused and needs a danger warning attached to the link.
5 - worth noting that Henry Project and Richardson both call her Adele de Troyes, though this might just be a legacy of old confusion with her mother
6 - the name Chalons invites confusion, since the future 2nd wife was Countess of Chalons the whole time
7 - should only be 4 kids not 9
8 - the Uncertain flags and dispute notice can go now, as they're just leftovers from previous confusion
On 24 Jul 2016 at 09:12 GMT RJ Horace wrote:
On 1 Feb 2015 at 00:29 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
On 29 Jun 2014 at 22:33 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
I have inserted a note regarding Disputed Origins, and I would like to change her LNAB to Unknown. Any objections?
On 18 Mar 2013 at 21:54 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
On 18 Mar 2013 at 21:49 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
On 1 Mar 2013 at 13:35 GMT Roger Travis Jr. wrote:
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