Guillaume I de Talvas Prince de Bellême, Sire d'Alençon
(Abt 0935-1031)
Mathilde de Ganelon
(Abt 0944-Abt 1024)
Arnulf de Beaumont
(Abt 0950-)
William II Talvas Lord of Bellême and Alençon
(Abt 0995-Abt 1070)
Hildegarde de Beaumont
(Abt 1002-)
Viscount William de la Ferté-Macé


Family Links

1. Miss < > de Conteville [stepmother of Hamon]

Viscount William de la Ferté-Macé 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1034, Massey, <Cheshire, > England
  • Marriage (1): Miss < > de Conteville [stepmother of Hamon] in 1058 in Normandy, France
  • Died: <1066> at age 32

   Other names for William were William Lord of La Ferté-Macé, William Count de la Ferté-Macé, William de la Ferté-Macé, Viscount William de la Ferté Macé and William Ferte Massey.

  Research Notes:

Fought in Battle of Hastings with wife's half brother, William the conqueror, his brothers-in-law, and his sons. Some sources list his sons as Hamon de Massey I, Robert de Massey and William de la Ferte Massey. Others list two legitimate sons, Baron Mathieu de la Ferte Mace and Hugue de Macey, plus Hamon as an illegitimate son."

From a Post by Scott Denison 28 July 2008 in the Massey Family Genealogy Forum (
William de La Ferté Macé was the only French noble family holding land within Normandy (A Norse-occupied territory of France, of which William the Conqueror was Duke). The Barons of Massey were fair and well respected in England, but their ancestors in France were a brutal family respected more for their violent disposition than their titles.

  Birth Notes:

May have been born in Normandy.

  Death Notes:

May have died at the Battle of Hastings.

William married Miss < > de Conteville [stepmother of Hamon], daughter of Herluin de Conteville Viscount of Conteville, Count of Crespon and Harlette de Falaise, in 1058 in Normandy, France. (Miss < > de Conteville [stepmother of Hamon] was born about 1037-1041 in Conteville, (Eure), Normandy, France.)


1, Compact Disc #94 Pin #263528 (submitted by Samuel Taylor "Sam" Geer).


3 Website - Genealogy,

4, Hamon de Massey.

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