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Comte Geoffroy II De Mortagne, Comte Du Perche

Male - 1100


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  • Name Comte Geoffroy II De Mortagne, Comte Du Perche 
    Born Montagne, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Geoffrey was the son of Rotrou, vicomte de Châteaudun, comte de Mortagne, and Adeliz de Bellême. He was comte de Mortagne and seigneur de Nogent from 1060 to 1090, then comte du Perche from 1090 to his death. With his wife Beatrice de Montdidier, daughter of Hildouin IV de Montdidier, comte de Roucy, and Adèle (Alice) de Roucy, heiress of Roucy, he had a son Rotrou and three daughters, all of whom would have progeny.

    Geoffrey is mentioned in 1060 in a charter of his father, with his brothers Hugues, Rotrou and Fulcois. He participated in the conquest of England and fought at the Battle of Hastings. William \'the Conqueror\' rewarded him with English estates.

    He succeeded his father in 1080, receiving his father\'s domains in Perche (Mortagne-au-Perche and Nogent-le-Rotrou), while his younger brother Hugues received the viscounty of Châteaudun. Their brother Rotrou acquired the lordship of Montfort-le-Rotrou through his marriage.

    With his brothers he attacked and plundered the estates of Robert II, seigneur de Bellême et d\'Alençon. Later, he tried unsuccessfully to repeat the operation with the help of Élie, comte de la Flèche. In 1090 he took the title of Comte de Perche, claiming a superior position to that of his rival lords, the counts of Perche-Gouët.

    Geoffrey devoted the rest of his life to religious foundations, and created the first leper colonies in Perche. He died in October 1100.  [1
    Died Oct 1100  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nogent-Le-Rotrou, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I280  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father Comte Rotrou De Mortagne, Sire De Nogent-Le-Rotrou,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar, 1080, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Adele (Adeliz) De Belleme,   b. Abt 1020, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Beatrix De Montdidier,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep, 1129, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Julienne Du Perche et Mortagne,   b. Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1132, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [putative]
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Beatrix De Montdidier,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep, 1129, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mahaut du Perche,   d. 28 May 1143
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020534&tree=LEO.