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From: "Peter Stewart" <>
Subject: Re: Pons FitzWilliam
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:23:36 GMT
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> How do most feel about the link between Pons FitzWilliam (Aka PONS),
> of Dru/Drogo Fitzpons, Walter Fitzpons, etc) and William of Hiesmes,
> Count of
> Eu, as shown in the following link? I know the website maintains it is
> proven, only implied, but not sure if any proof has been found anywhere
> the connection. Since DRU Fitzpons ended up with 73 manors by 1086, I
> doubt he
> was a lowly peon in Williams army in 1066. I am about to work on a later
> Count of Eu line, that of Raoul de Lusignan. I have no idea as I write
> this if he
> is related to William of Hiesmes or not, but I will find out soon. It
> the more I research, the more my lines intermarry. There are several
> from multiple marriages in one family I connect to, and apparently, with
> Maud de Bohun (1140? to after 1200), one of the children from her first
> is said to have married a son from her second marriage, altho I dont know
> how that was allowed.
> **************Ideas to please picky eaters. Watch video on AOL Living.
I assume you left out the intended link to a website, Ken - a video clip
called 'How to Please a Picky Eater' is not promising for genealogical
The sons of William of Hiesmes, count of Eu, by his wife Lescelina are named
by Guillaume of Jumieges who states that there were three: Robert (who was a
companion of William the Conqueror), later count of Eu, WIlliam, count of
Soissons, and, Hugo, bishop of Lisieux.
Raoul de Lusignan became count of Eu by right of his wife Alix, the heiress
of this family, a great-granddaughter to the great-grandson of Duke Richard
I's illegitimate son William of Hiesmes.