Gundred de Gournay

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Gundred de Gournay

Also Known As: "de Gournai"
Birthplace: Gournay-en-Bray Seine-Inferieure, Gournay En Bray, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
Death: 1155 (57-59)
England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: York, York, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gerard de Gournay, Baron of Gournay and Edith de Warenne
Wife of Nele d'Aubigny, Lord of Mowbray
Mother of Hamon Belers (d'Aubigny); Robert d'Aubigny, [son of Henry and Cecilia]; Gundred d'Aubigny; Henry de Albini; Richard de Albini and 1 other
Sister of Hugues IV Baron de Gournay
Half sister of Hermengarde de Monchy and Dreux de Monchy, Chevalier, seigneur de Mouchy et de Berneuil

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About Gundred de Gournay


   * Father: Gerard DE GOURNAY
   * Mother: Edith DE WARENNE
   * Birth: 1090, Northumberland, England
   * Partnership with: Nigel DE AUBIGNY
         o Child: Roger DE MONTBRAY Birth: 1110, Northumberland, England
         o Child: Henry DE AUBIGNY Birth: 1115, Wishford, Wiltshire, England

Ancestors of Gundred DE GOURNAY

       /-Gerard DE GOURNAY


       |                   /-Ralph DE WARENNE
       |         /-William DE WARENNE
       |         |         -Emma in BELLECOMBE
       -Edith DE WARENNE
                 |         /-William The CONQUEROR
                 -Gundrada of NORMANDY
                           -Matilda Queen of ENGLAND

Descendants of Gundred DE GOURNAY

1 Gundred DE GOURNAY

     2 Roger DE MONTBRAY
       =Alice DE GAUNT
           3 Nigel DE MONTBRAY
             =Mabel DE CLARE
           3 Robert DE MONTBRAY
     2 Henry DE AUBIGNY
       =Cecily DE CHAWORTH


From GUNDREDA DE GOURNAY (c1093-1154) AND THE ABBEY AT BYLAND by Colin Salter. 2013

Amongst my Gurney ancestors, Hugh de Gournay came over to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. By then he was already an important military figure, having commanded the Norman fleet in 1035. Hugh’s grandson Gerard de Gournay (still using the Norman spelling of his name) married Edith de Warren, a daughter of William first Earl of Warren (another Norman) and his wife Gundreda, who was herself a daughter of William the Conqueror.
This was a connection worth advertising. Wisely, like so many fathers since, Gerard decided to name one of his daughters after his mother in law. Born in around 1093 Gundreda de Gournay was beautiful, known to all as La Belle Gondrée, and she is my 29x great aunt.
Aunt Gundreda in turn married well, to Neil D’Aubigny, who had inherited the confiscated lands and title of another Norman family, Montbray (anglicised as Mowbray). After the death of Neil she continued to live in Thirsk Castle, the D’Aubignys’ stronghold in Yorkshire. She also enjoyed an annual stipend of £41 12s 3d drawn from revenues from Brinklow Castle, a former Mowbray motte and bailey in Warwickshire. She used her wealth for good works, and there is an undated record of her donation of four oxgangs of land at Bagby (just outside Thirsk) to the Hospital of St Leonard in York. (An oxgang was the amount of land an ox could plough in a season, around 15-20 acres, so this was a generous gift.) ....

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Gundred de Gournay's Timeline

Gournay-en-Bray Seine-Inferieure, Gournay En Bray, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
Epworth Castle, Axholme, Lincoln, England
Masham, Bedale, North Riding Yorkshire, England, or Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, England
Thirsk, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Age 58
England (United Kingdom)