Yves I De Creil de Belesme
(Abt 0940-After 1005)
Godehilde de Bellème
(-After 1005)
Guillaume I de Talvas Prince de Bellême, Sire d'Alençon
(Abt 0935-1031)
Mathilde de Ganelon
(Abt 0944-Abt 1024)
William II Talvas Lord of Bellême and Alençon
(Abt 0995-Abt 1070)


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1. Hildeburg

2. Hildegarde de Beaumont

William II Talvas Lord of Bellême and Alençon 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 995, <Bellême, Perche, (Orne)>, Normandy, France
  • Marriage (1): Hildeburg before 1025
  • Marriage (2): Hildegarde de Beaumont before 1034
  • Died: Abt 1070, Alençon, (Orne), Normandy, France about age 75

   Other names for William were Guillaume II Talvas Lord of Belleme and Alençon and William II Talvas Lord of Belleme and Alençon.

  Research Notes:

http://masseyfamgenealogy.tripod.com/a31.htm#i3139 has William II Talvas.
From Wikipedia - William I Talvas :

William I Talvas (c. 995-after 1030), seigneur of Alençon . He was a son of William of Bellême and Mathilde of Condé-sur-Noireau .

He assumed the Bellême estates upon the murder of his brother Robert, by the Sor family in revenge for the deaths of their father and brothers (Robert of Bellême had hanged them after their capture in battle). His reputation was that of a wicked man, "in all things worse than his brothers, and his wickedness has flourished to this day among his heirs."

He was married to Hildeburg, who was the mother of his son Arnulf and daughter Mabel . But his marriage was unsatisfying and he had his wife murdered on her way to church.

He soon married the daughter of Rodulf the vicomte of Beaumont. Then he angered his neighbors by mutilating one William of Giroie : the Giroie family and their allies raided his lands then invested his castle in revenge. His son Arnulf quarreled with him, and he threw him out. His enemies challenged him to come out and fight, but Talvas' courage failed him and he surrendered and was exiled: the vicomte's daughter abandoned him at this point. Only his daughter Mabel stood by him.

Although Arnulf got all his father's wealth and lands, it did him no good, and he was strangled one night in his sleep. After years of wandering about, Talvas and Mabel finally were taken in by the Montgomery family. And Talvas offered his daughter to Roger of Montgomery in marriage. These were the parents of Robert of Bellême , and a numerous family of other sons and daughters (nine in all). The girls are recorded as being of high moral character, but the Bellême-Montgomery sons were "dangerous, greedy and like madmen they harmed the poor."

  Death Notes:

d. after 1030

  Noted events in his life were:

• Count of Alençon, 1026-1030.

William married Hildeburg, daughter of Raoul III de Beaumont and Unknown, before 1025. (Hildeburg died before 1034.)

William next married Hildegarde de Beaumont, daughter of Arnulf de Beaumont and Unknown, before 1034. (Hildegarde de Beaumont was born about 1002.)


1 Website:, http://masseyfamgenealogy.tripod.com/a31.htm#i3139.

2 Wikipedia.org, William I Talvas.

3 Website:, http://cybergata.com/roots/429.htm.

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