Richard I, count of Evreux

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Birthplace: Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France
Death: December 13, 1067 (76-85)
Normandel, Orne, Normandy, France
Place of Burial: Saint-Wandrille-Rançon, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert, Archbishop of Rouen and Herleava d'Evreux
Husband of Godechildis
Father of William "Crespin" count of Évreux; Agnès d'Évreux, Comtesse d'Evreux and Godechilde d'Évreux
Brother of Agnes d'Évreux; Ralph d'Évreux, de Gacé; William d'Evreux and Robert d'Evreux, Archbishop

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About Richard I, count of Evreux

1. RICHARD d'Evreux (-1067, bur Fontenelle, monastery of Saint-Wandrille[654]). Orderic Vitalis names him son of "Archbishop Robert"[655]. “...Ricardus filius Roberti...” subscribed the charter under which Guillaume Duke of Normandy donated the church of Arques to Saint-Wandrille, dated to [1035/55][656]. Comte d'Evreux. "Ricardus Rotberti archiepiscopi filius" donated a mill at Evreux to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated [26 Mar 1038/14 Apr 1039][657]. "Richardus, archipræsulis Roberti filius…et uxor mea Godehyldis" founded Saint-Sauveur d’Evreux, in which "Godehylde filia mea" became a nun, by undated charter[658]. "Ricardus comes Ebroicensis" donated the church of Gravigny to Sainte-Trinité de Rouen, dated [1052/66][659]. Orderic Vitalis names “Ricardus comes Ebroicensis, Rodberti archiepiscopi filius...” among the leading lords under Guillaume II Duke of Normandy[660]. He took part in the battle of Hastings 14 Oct 1066[661].

m (after [1040]%29 as her second husband, GODECHILDIS, widow of ROGER [II] de Tosny [Conches], daughter of ---. Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Richardus Ebroicensis comes filius Roberti Archiepiscopi” married “uxore Rogerii de Toenia” by whom he had “Willelmum qui nunc Ebroicensibus principatur”[662]. The Miracles of Sainte-Foy recount her being cured of a serious illness by miracle, when she was still married to her first husband[663]. Henry I King of England confirmed the foundation of Conches by "Rogerius senior de Toenio et filius eius Radulphus senex et Radulphus juvenis filius prædicti Radulphi senis et Rogerius filius Radulphi juvenis", quoting the donation by "Godehildis comitissa Ebroicæ civitatis, quondam uxor Rogerii de Totteneio" with the consent of "seniore meo comite Richardo", dated to [1130][664]. "Richardus, archipræsulis Roberti filius…et uxor mea Godehyldis" founded Saint-Sauveur d’Evreux, in which "Godehylde filia mea" became a nun, by undated charter[665].

Comte Richard & his wife had three children: 

Richard, Count of Évreux (d. 1067) was the son of Robert II the Archbishop of Rouen and Count of Évreux and Harleve of Rouen.

He had the following children with Godechildis (widow of Roger de Tosny):

  1. Guillaume (d. 1118, Count of Évreux)
  2. Agnes (married Simon I de Montfort)
  3. Godechilde, a nun at Evreux

That Godechildis was his wife and the mother of his children (rather than widow Adele de Tosny) is a correction made by the FMG Medieval Lands database. It is true that Richard d'Evreux married a widow of Roger de Tosny (Toeni), but according to these more recent sources, that widow was Godehildis and NOT Adela. So Richard was only married once, to Godehildis, who was the widow of Roger de Tosny. Roger de Tosny had been married to Adelaide of Barcelona and then Godechildis. But there is no record that Adelaide of Barcelona later married Richard d'Evreux--in fact, it was Godechildis who married him after her first husband's death.

Richard, Count of Evreux, was the grandson of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and succeeded his father, Robert, Count of Evreux and Archbishop of Rouen, in 1037. Beyond the fact that at a date variously stated as 1055, 1060, and 1066 or 1067, he founded the abbey of St. Sauveur; nothing is stated of his acts and deeds worth recording; but he is described by the monk of Jumièges as equally a good Christian and a good soldier.

e was twice married. His first wife was Adela (called by Pere Anselm, Helene), widow of the Roger de Toeni who was slain in 1038, by whom he had William, who succeeded him, and Agnes, third wife of Simon de Montfort, and whose abduction by her half-brother, Ralph de Toeni, I have already mentioned. By his second wife, Godechilde, of whose family we know as little as we do of that of his first, he had only one daughter, named after her mother, who became abbess of St. Sauveur, the abbey founded by her father at Evreux.

Richard, Count of Évreux (d. 1067) was the son of Robert II the Archbishop of Rouen and Count of Évreux and Harleve of Rouen.

He had the following children:

Guillaume (d. 1118, Count of Évreux)

Agnes (married Simon I de Montfort)

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Richard was 2nd Count of Évreux in Normandy.

He married Adelaide de Barcelona, daughter of Ramón Borrell, conde de Barcelona and Ermesinde, regente de Barcelona, circa 1041.

Richard died in 1067 at the age of 81 years.

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"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2014-04-21), entry for Richard D' Evreux, submitted by sboylan3765059.

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Richard I, count of Evreux's Timeline

Evreux, Eure, Normandy, France
Of, Rosmar, Normandy, France
November 1, 1030
Évreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
December 13, 1067
Age 81
Normandel, Orne, Normandy, France
December 1067
Age 81
Monastery, Saint-Wandrille-Rançon, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France