Monday, June 3, 2013
G30: 636464188 Gael-Hereford
Bef. 1040, Ralph, ‘Brito ex patre’, born in Brittany, France, s/o §Ralph ‘the Staller’.
~1055, Emma born in Normandy, d/o 1272928378. William fitz Osbern & 1272928379. Adeliza de Tony.
5/23/1059, Philip I crowned King of France.
1060, Ralph son of Ralph the Staller attested a document at Angers with other Bretons.
1065, Ralph besieged the castle of Combour of the lord of Dol with Conan II, Duke of Brittany.
10/14/1066, Ralph commanded Bretons in the army of William the Conquerer at the Battle of Hastings.
10/25/1066, William I crowned King of England
3/1068, Ralph with his father attended the court of William the Conqueror.
4/1069, Ralph repelled a force of Norsmen who had invaded Norfolk.
Aft. 4/13/1069, Ralph’s father died.
1070, King William invested Ralph as earl of Norfolk.
1071, Ralph styled ‘Earl of Norwich’.
1074, Ralph held the lordship of Gael and had established himself in England. (S) William the Conqueror, Douglas, 1999.
1074, Earl Ralph de Gauder, constable, conspired against King William.
1075 at Norwich, Ralph married Emma against the will of the King.
1075 at Exning, Cambridgeshire, Roger de Breteuil, earl of Hereford, conspired with his brother-in-law Raoul de Gaël, Earl of Norfolk, and Siward of Northumbria [Earl Waltheof], against King William, at the marriage of his sister. [This was a plot to kill King William.]
1075,Bishop Odo of Bayeux and William de Warrene led a siege against Ralph’s fortress at Norwich. (S) Annals of Cambridge, V1, Cooper, 1842, P18.
1075, Ralph had to flee England to Brittany where he allied himself with Count Hoel of Brittany.
1075, Emma held the family castle after Ralph fled for 3 months. (S) Memorials of Old Norfolk, Astley, 1908, P32.
1075, Emma retired to her estate in Brittany after being given safe conduct.
1075-76, Ralph went to Denmark seeking the help of King Cnut. Ralph invaded England with 200 ships, but was unsuccessful in restoring his lands.
1076, King William punished some of the members of Ralph and Emma’s wedding with having their eyes put out; others with banishment, and others with forfeiture of all lands and titles.
1076, Fulk of Anjou allied himself with Ralph de Gael, earl of Norfolk; Hoel, count of Brittany; and King Philip of France against William, King of England and Duke of Normandy.
8/1076, King William advanced into Brittany, besieging the castle at Dol held by Ralph de Gael, earl of Norfolk.
10/1076, King Philip of France arrived and forced William to give up the siege. [The 1st major defeat of King William.] (S) William the Conqueror, Douglas, 1999.
1077, King William made peace with Ralph and King Philip.
8/1086, The first draft was completed of the Domesday book. Earl Ralph is mentioned in association with over 100 entries recording forfeitures. (S) Medieval East Anglia, Harper-Bill, 2005, P177.
9/26/1087, William Rufus crowned King of England, succeeding his father William the Conqueror. His elder brother Robert became Duke of Normandy.
1089, Ralph attested a judgement between the monks of Redon abbey and the chaplains of the Duke of Brittany.
1093, Ralph a witness to a suit between the abbots of Lonlay and St. Florent.
9/1096, Ralph and Emma joined the 1st crusade [and died in, or on the way to, the Holy lands.]
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1806. (S) History of the Norman Conquest, V3, Freeman, 1873, P507.
· Ralph, a royal ‘Staller’, held extensive estates in Norfolk and Suffolk, Seigneur de Gaël, in Brittany.
· 1031-2, ‘Radulphus Anglicus’ who witnessed charters of Alain Duke of Brittany.
· 1055, Ralph the ‘Minister’ signed as charter.
· 1060, Ralph, ‘Regis Dapifer’, witnessed a charter of King Edward the Confessor.
· 1062, Ralph ‘Regis Aulicus’ witnessed a charter.
· 1067, Ralph created Earl of Norfolk by King William.
· 3/1068, Ralph with his son attended the court of William the Conqueror.
· 1069, Earl Ralph witnessed a royal charter in favor of the Bishop of Essex.
· 4/13/1069, Earl Ralph witnessed a royal charter in favor of St. Denis of Paris.
Child of Ralph and Emma:
- G30: 973530162 Thornham-Fossard
- G30: 973528578 Warenne-Pierrepont
- G30: 973528576 Bardulf-Hanselyn
- G30: 973515264 William Lovel
- G30: 973512768 Mohun-Brewer
- G30: 756539736 Oliver de Tracy
- G30: 378220820 Lorraine-Flandre-Formbach-Louvain
- G30: 756501362 Lorraine-Hohenstaufen
- G30: 756501360 Burgundy-Blois
- G30: 756500480 Albini-Mowbray
- G30: 756473368 Eu-Sulli
- G30: 756473352 Mandeville-Vere-Beauchamp
- G30: 756472974 Burgundy-Bourgogne
- G30: 756472972 Belleme-Ponthieu
- G30: 756441724 Boulogne-Lotharingia
- G30: 756441640 Flanders-Saxony-Holland
- G30: 756441482 Savoy-Burgundy
- G30: 756441250 King Alfonso of Castile and Leon
- Medieval Genealogically-Relevant Definitions
- G30: 756441248 Burgundy-Vienne
- G30: 756441102 Aetheling-Hungary
- G30: 756441100 King Duncan Mac Crinain
- G30: 756441098 Flanders-Capet
- G30: 756441096 Normandy-Falaise
- G30: 650215424 Gilbert Malet
- G30: 639677060 Blois-Maine
- G30: 639664896 Clare-Giffard
- G30: 639664244 Warenne-Flanders
- G30: 639664242 Northumberland-Lens
- G30: 639664140 Montgomery-Tavas
- G30: 638797314 Edgar Atheling
- G30: 638797312 Ivry-Meulan
- G30: 636464188 Gael-Hereford
- G30: 636464186 France-Vermandois
- G30: 636464184 Beaumont-Meulan
- G29: 486788024 John le Strange
- G29: 486787864 Newburgh-Perche
- G29: 486787858 Senlis-Beaumont
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