Fulbert De FALAISE
(Abt 977-)
(Abt 979-)
Herleve De FALAISE
(Abt 1003-Abt 1050)


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1. Duke Robert NORMANDY, I

2. Viscount Herluin De CONTEVILLE

Herleve De FALAISE 1

  • Born: Abt 1003, Falaise, Calvados, France
  • Married (1): Abt 1023
  • Married (2): Aft 1035
  • Died: Abt 1050

   Other names for Herleve were Herlex, Harlette, Arlette, Herleva and Arletta.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ0-T5. User ID: 302555913.

   General Notes:

Not Married Robert I Duke of Normandy.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p86: "375W Robert II, `The Magnificent', Duke of Normandy, (S of 367, F of 387); died while returning from the First Crusade to the Holy Land in 1035; married Herlex of Fulbert."

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Robert I The Devil Duke of Normandy, ?Mar Estrid Daughter of Sveyn King of England, Mistress Herleve Daughter of Fulbert Tanner of Falaise, Died Abt 1050, Mar (ii) Herluin De Centeville."

A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead & Co p153:
"One morning Duke Robert of Normandy, the fourth descendant of Rollo, was riding towards his captial town, Falaise, when he saw Arlette, daughter of a tanner, washing linen in a stream. His love was instantly fired. He carried her to his castle, and, although already married to a lady of quality, lived with her forthe rest of his days. To this romantic but irregular union there was born in 1027 a son, William, afterwards famous."

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Antonia Fraser, 1975, Alfred Knopf, p24: "William I the Conqueror, illegitimate son of Robert the Devil Duke of Normandy, and Herleva..."
p26: "William I was born at about the time that his father, Robert, became Duke of Normandy (1028). William's mother was Herleva, daughter of a wealthy citizen of Falaise. Not long after William was born she had two more sons: Robert, who became Count of Mortain, and Odo, who was made Bishop of Bayeux in 1049 when he was not yet twenty years old..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p481: "Robert I (1028-1035) was not yet duke of Normandy when in 1026 his eye was caught by Harlette, daughter of a tanner in Falaise. She became his cherished mistress according toan old Danish custom and soon presented him with a son known to his contemporaries as William the Bastard, to us as William the Conqueror..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJ0-T5, 8Q7S-LW, 8JDZ-34, v4.19 GS5C-51.

   Marriage Information:

Herleve married Duke Robert NORMANDY, I, son of Duke Richard NORMANDY, II and Princess Judith BRITTANY, about 1023. (Duke Robert NORMANDY, I was born about 999-1003 in , Normandy, France, died on 2 Jul 1035 in Nicaea, Bithynia, Turkey and was buried in Nicaea, Bithynia, Turkey.)

   Marriage Information:

Herleve also married Viscount Herluin De CONTEVILLE, son of Jean De CONTEVILLE and Mrs Conteville Jean De, after 1035. (Viscount Herluin De CONTEVILLE was born about 1001-1028 in Conteville, , France.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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