Count Elias Helie MAINE
- Born: Abt 1060-1068, , Maine, France
- Married: Bef 1092, , , France
- Died: Abt 1110
Another name for Elias was MAINE Count.
Ancestral File Number: 9HM4-3C. User ID: 151277954.
Count of MAINE.
Battle of Tinchebrai 28 Sep 1106.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p144:
 "The battle upon which Henry [I] embarked in August ended by the close of September in a success greater than he could have anticipated. He firstattacked the castle of Tinchebrai, belonging to William of Mortain, and left a fortified post there to hold it in check. As soon as the king had retired, William came to the relief of his castle, reprovisioned it, and shut up the king's men intheir defences. Then Henry advanced in turn with his own forces and his allies, and began a regular siege of the castle...
"The battle was fought on September 28, and it was fiercely fought, the hardest fight and with the largest forces of any in which Normans or Englishmen had been engaged for forty years. The main body of both armies fought on foot. The Count of Mortain, in command of Robert's first division, charged Henry's front, but was met with a resistance which he couldnot overcome. In the midst of this struggle Robert's flank was charged by Henry's mounted allies, under Count Elias of Maine, and his position was cut in two. Robert of Belleme, who commanded the rear division, seeing the battle going againstthe duke, took to flight and left the rest of the army to its fate. This was apparently to surrender in a body. Henry reports the number of common soldiers whom he had taken as ten thousand, too large a figure, no doubt, but implying the capture of Robert's whole force. His prisoners of name comprised all the leaders of his brother's side except Robert of Belleme, including the duke himself, Edgar the English atheling, who was soon released, and William of Mortain. The victory at once made Henry master of Normandy. There could be no further question of this..."
p146: "...Only Robert of Belleme thought of further fighting. As a vassal of Elias, Count of Maine, he applied to him for help, and promised a long resistancewith his thirty-four strong castles. Elias refused his aid, pointed out the unwisdom of such an attempt, defended henry's motives, and advised submission, promising his good influences with Henry. This advice Robert concluded to accept. Henry,on his side, very likely had some regard to the thirty-four castles, and decided to bide his time. Peace, for the present, was made between them."
p151:  "...Just before the death of Anselm occurred that of Fulk Rechin, Count of Anjou, and the succession of his son Fulk V. He was married to the heiress of Maine, and a year later this inheritance, the overlordship of which the Norman dukes had so long claimed, fell in to him..."
9HM4-3C Ver 4.10 Born Abt 1068, Ver 4.11 Born Abt 1060.
Elias married Countess Matilde Du Loire MAINE, daughter of Seigneur Gervase De CHATEAU DU LORIE and Erenburg CHATEAU DU LOIRE, before 1092 in , , France. (Countess Matilde Du Loire MAINE was born about 1055-1070 in Chateau, Eure-Et-Loire, France and died in 1099.)