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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Burke's overkill?
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 19:25:04 +0100
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"Incidentally, was Gilbert Jocelyn one of the 38 or 39 known companions
of the Conqueror?"
2. 38 or 39 "Companions of the Conqueror" are NOT _known_.
3. From G. E. Cokayne's "The Complete Peerage," Vol. XII, Part 1,
Postscript to Appendix L (regarding the 1066 Battle of Hastings),
"Companions of the Conqueror," pp. 47-48, written by Geoffrey H. White:
1. Robert de Beaumont, later first Earl of Leicester.
2. Eustace, Count of Boulogne.
3. William, afterwards third Count of Evreux.
4. Geoffrey of Mortagne, afterwards Count of Perche.
5. William Fitz Osbern, afterwards first Earl of Hereford.
6. Aimeri, Vicomte of Thouars.
7. Hugh de Montfort, seigneur of Montfort-sur-Risle.
8. Walter Giffard, seigneur of Longueville.
9. Ralph de Toeni, seigneur of Conches.
10. Hugh de Grandmesil, seigneur de Grandmesnil.
11. William de Warenne, afterwards first Earl of Surrey.
12. William Malet, seigneur of Graville.
13. Eudes, Bishop of Bayeux, afterwards Earl of Kent.
14. Turstin Fitz Rou.
15. Engenulf de Laigle, seigneur of Laigle.
(# 1-12 recorded by William of Poitiers, # 13 portrayed in the
battle scene on the Bayeux Tapestry, # 14-15 named by Orderic.)
Five more who were certainly in the Duke's army and almost
certainly at the battle:
16. Geoffrey de Mowbray, Bishop of Coutances.
17. Robert, Count of Mortain, afterwards first Earl of Cornwall.
18. Wadard, believed to be a follower of the Bishop of Bayeux
19. Vital, believed to be a follower of the Bishop of Bayeux.
20. Goubert d'Auffay, seigneur of Auffay.
(# 16 named by William of Poitiers, # 17-19 portrayed in the
Bayeux Tapestry, # 20 said by Orderic to have taken part in the English
War before William became King of England.)
[N.B. At the church of Notre Dame in Dives-sur-Mer, where the invasion
forces of William the Conqueror first embarked, there is a plaque
listing hundreds of "Companions of the Conqueror". It was reportedly
placed there in 1862. It is totally bogus. ---- DSH]
"The Dives Roll, compiled by Leopold Delisle for the 8th centenary of
the Battle, was published by de Magny in his "Nobiliare de Normandie",
and was probably first published in England as an Appendix to the 2nd
edition of Burke's "Vicissitudes of Families", 3rd Series, 1863, and
reprinted in "The Battle Abbey Roll: with some Account of the Norman
Lineages", I, xxxi-xxxv, (by the Duchess of Cleveland, 1889 in 3 vols),
and in "Falaise Roll", pp. 216-219.
The list seems to be taken from Domesday Book, but the Duchess of
Cleveland said "it is to be regretted that he has in no case cited an
authority or given a reference"." (For this reason, this list is
generally ignored by genealogists.) [From "My Ancestor Came With The
Conqueror", by Anthony Camp.]
Now ---- the interesting question is:
"Which of those 20, supra, have descendants living in 2001?"
D. Spencer Hines
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| I have read both The Problem of Norman Ancestry and They Came With the
| Conqueror and enjoyed them thoroughly. Pine was very enlightening,
| reliable commentator on the subject. Didn't he work for Burke? I
| recall an autobiography called something like My Years with Burke's or
| something of that nature. I shall certainly obtain Mr. Pine's Heirs
| Conqueror, that sounds excellent. I agree, sadly in part, that for a
| pedigree to be regarded as true, it must come from an accepted source
| otherwise be supported by contemporary evidence--which is usually
| unclear. There was a controversy in my family's pedigree which I
| (for about a year) was cleared up by Burkes, a volume of English and
| Landed Gentry from about 1858 which I came across in a university
| Subsequently I became aware that Burke had only perpetuated a fallacy
| believed because it was in print and was seductively neat. Really,
| must tone way down, she is only embarrassing herself.
| Incidentally, was Gilbert Jocelyn one of the 38 or 39 known companions
| Conqueror? It is alleged so by the Jocelyns.
| Andrew Jocelyn Waller (family, Burke's Waller of Prior Park section,
| Waller of Cully depending on the edition)
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