Jean de Conteville Earl of Comyn, Sieur de Tonsburgh
(Abt 0965-)
Fulbert de Falaise
(Abt 0978-)
Doda de Falaise
(Abt 0980-)
Herluin de Conteville Viscount of Conteville, Count of Crespon
(Abt 1001-Abt 1066)
Harlette de Falaise
(Abt 1003-Bef 1050)
Robert de Burgo Count of Mortain
(Abt 1031-1095)


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Robert de Burgo Count of Mortain 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1031, Mortain, (Manche), Normandy, France
  • Marriage (1): Matildis de Montgomery
  • Died: 8 Dec 1095, Abbey St-Germain-de-Montgomery, (Calvados), Normandy, (France) about age 64
  • Buried: Grestain Abbey, (Eure), Normandy, France

   Other names for Robert were Robert Comté de Mortaigne, Earl of Cornwall, Robert de Burgh Count of Mortaigne, Robert de Conteville Count of Mortain and Robert de Montaigne.

  Research Notes:

Robert de Burgo, Count of Mortain was born between 1030 and 1031.2 He was the son of Herluin de Conteville, Vicomte de Conteville and Herleva de Falaise . He married Matilda de Montgomery , daughter of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel de Bellême , before 1066.2 He married Almodis (?) .2 He died on 8 December 1090.2 He was buried at Abbey of St. Grestain, France .2
Robert de Burgo, Count of Mortain gained the title of Count of Mortain between 1049 and 1056.2 He gained the title of Earl of Cornwall between 1066 and 1067
From :
~Weis' Ancestral Roots. . . 121:26, 185:1

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage (Derby), identifies him as Agnes' father. Also Count of Mortain.

~The Dictionary of Royal Lineage (p.160 under Robert II, D. of Normandy) states that he was the illigitimate son of Robert II and Arletta.

~Annals and Antiquities of Lacok Abbey, Pedigree V. pg. 264, shows him as Agnes' father and Comte de Mortaigne.

Background Information. 782
Robert, Count of Mortaigne or Robert de Burgh, Count of Mortaigne, in Normandy, the son of Herleva or Arletta and Herluinus de Burgh, and the half brother of William the Conqueror. Robert was made the Earl of Cornwall soon after the conquest. He held 793 manors, 249 in cornwall and 454 in seventeen other counties. He married Matilda, the youngest daughter of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury. He was also a great benefactor to the abbey of Gestein, in Normany. He died in 1091.

~An Analysis of the Domesday Book of the County of Norfolk, pgs. 7-8
• Background Information. 141
Robert, Count of Mortain in Normandy, one of the two sons of Herluin de Conteville, by Herleve, mother of William the Conqueror, was born about 1031. About 1050, he received, from his uterine brother, William, then Duke of Normandy, the comté de Mortaigne, and was thenceforth known as Count of Mortain. He accompanied William in the invasion of England, where he was in command of the chivalry of the Cotentin at the battle of Hastings, 1066. His share of the spoil was one of the greatest, as, with the exception of the lands of the King and the Church, he received nearly the whole of the county of Cornwall, and is, consequently, usually considered Earl of Cornwall, though only known as Comes Moritoniensis. At the time of Domesday, he was possessed of 797 manors in various counties, besides the borough of Pevensey in Sussex, etc. In 1069 he, with Robert, Count of Eu, defeated the Danes in the parts of Lindsey, with great slaughter. He joined his brother, the Earl of Kent in 1088 in a rebellion against William II in favor of his brother Robert Courthose, but was subsequently pardoned.

Robert married 1st, before 1066, Maud, daughter of Robert de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, by his 1st wife, Mabel, daughter and heir of William Talvas (5th son of William de Bellême, Seigneur of Alençon and Bellême). She was buried in the Abbey of Grestain. He married, 2nd, Almodis. He died 8 Dec 1090, and was buried with his 1st wife.

~Cockayne's Complete Peerage, (Cornwall), Vol. III, p. 427-428 and Vol. XIV, p. 207

Robert married Matildis de Montgomery. (Matildis de Montgomery was born about 1030 in Grestain Abbey, (Eure), Normandy, France, died about 1084 and was buried in Grestain Abbey, (Eure), Normandy, France.)


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