Touroude de Harcourt 1 2
- Born: Abt 940, <Pont-Audemer, (Eure)>, Normandy, France
- Marriage (1): Wevia de Crépon
- Died: Abt 1040, Préaux, (Eure), Normandy, France about age 100
- Buried: Préaux, (Eure), Normandy, France
Other names for Touroude were Touroude Seigneur de Pont Audemer, Touroude "the Woodcutter" of Ponte-Audemer and Thorold de Vielles.
From http://cybergata.com/roots/413.htm :
The house of Pont Audemer had a distinguished Northern ancestry. Touroude, Sire de Pont Audemer, was the son of Torf, Seigneur de Toraille, surnamed le Riche, who was the son of Bernard, the Dane, Prince of Denmark and Governor and Regent in Normandy. Bernard received baptism with Rollo at Rouen in 912. Torf's younger son was Turchetil, Sire de Turchetil, from whom descends the family of Harcourt.
Tourourde, Sir de Pon Audemer, was the son of one of the most zealous defenders of "William the Bastard," and was himself assassinated by the enemies of the young Duke.
~A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, pg. 12
• Background Information. 726
Touroude was Lord of Pont-au-de-mer, Torville, torcy, Pontatou and Bourgtouroude and joint govern and guardian with his brother Turchetil, to William, Duke of Normandy during his minority. He married Wiva (also called Duceline), sister of Gunnora who was the "second wife"* of Richard, Duke of Normandy.
~~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg. 142, Pedigree 113
*Gunnora was the mistress of Richard I, Duke of Normandy.
• Web Reference: Robert de Torigny and the family of Gunnor, Duchess of Normandy . Turulf de Audemer, son of a Norman founder, Torf, and uncle to the first Harcourts, was married to Duvelina, one of the sisters of Gunnor, the mistress of Richard I, Duke of Normandy.
May have been born about 950.
Touroude married Wevia de Crépon, daughter of Herbastus de Crépon, Forester of Arques and Unknown. (Wevia de Crépon was born about 942 in <Pont-Audemer, (Eure)>, Normandy, France.)