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Hodierne De Gometz

Hodierne De Gometz[1, 2]

Female - 1108

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  • Name Hodierne De Gometz 
    Born Gometz, Ile de France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Hodierna (Hodierne) of Gometz (died 1108), daughter of William, Lord of Gometz, and wife of Guy I of Montlhéry. She made great donations to the new religious of the order of Saint-Benoît, installed in the Notre-Dame-de-Bonne-Garde Basilica of Longpont-sur-Orge, a monastery founded by her husband. Guy obtained the concession of the church of Long Bridge in 1061 of Godfrey, Bishop of Paris. According to Gallia Christiana: "She herself went to Cluny to obtain from the abbot a certain number of monks; And she presented to the abbey a golden chalice of thirty ounces and a precious chasuble.”

    It is reported that Hodierne was working in the construction of the church, and that she went to fetch the water from a distant fountain, which still enjoys the reputation of curing fever. It is reported that she came to ask the local blacksmith how to carry his buckets with less fatigue, and that the blacksmith, a brutal man, threw at her a red-hot squash, but Hodierne was not burnt. In order to punish the blacksmith she cursed all the posterity of the hammered men, and swore that any one who came to establish himself at Long Pont would not see the end of the year. The blacksmith soon died. And some gullible people have written that since that time no blacksmith had been established at Long Pont.

    Hodierna married Guy I of Montlhéry and they had seven children:

    Milo I the Great, (also called Milon I) lord of Montlhéry, married Lithuaise, Vicomtesse of Troyes
    Melisende of Montlhéry (d. (1097), married Hugh I, Count of Rethel. Mother of Baldwin II of Jerusalem.
    Elizabeth (Isabel) of Montlhéry, married Joscelin, lord of Courtenay, mother of Joscelin I, Count of Edessa
    Guy II the Red (d. 1108), lord of Rochefort
    Beatrice of Rochefort (1069–1117), married Anseau of Garlande
    Hodierna of Montlhéry, married Walter of Saint-Valery
    Alice of Montlhéry (also called Adele or Alix) (1040–1097), married Hugh I, lord of Le Puiset (1035–1094).[1] Their son was Hugh I of Jaffa and daughter was Humberge of Le Puiset who travelled on the First Crusade with her husband Walo II of Chaumont-en-Vexin. Humberge's cousin (name unknown) was married to Ralph the Red of Pont-Echanfrey who also travelled with her husband on crusade.
    The church of the priory was beautiful, very large, and contained a great number of tombs. Hodierne was buried there in front of the high altar, under a tomb that reads: Hodieræ inclytcæ omitisshæ erici montis sacrarum harum Ædium fundatricis ossa. Sub dio jacentia ab anno millesimo, pro nichaelis the masle Domni of the rocks, hujusce domus prioris studio hic translata fuere anno 1651 die ultima mensis augusti. Rue Dame Hodierne exists in his honor at Montlhéry.

    Riley-Smith, Johathan, The First Crusaders, 1095-1131, Cambridge University Press, London, 1997

    Hodierne de Gometz, Dame de Montlhery (available on-line)

    La Monte, John L.,The Lords of Le Puiset on the Crusades". Speculum, 1942

    Dulaure, A., Histoire physique, civile et morale des environs de Paris, tome 6, deuxième édition, p. 152  [3
    Died 1108  France, age 24 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abbaye de Longpont, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I552  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 18 May 2017 

    Family Guy I De Montlhery,   b. Montlhery, Ile de France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1095, France, age 24 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Guy II De Montlhery,   d. 1107, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2017 
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Hodierne de Gometz
    Hodierne de Gometz
    Eglise de Longpont
    Eglise de Longpont
    Basilique de Longpont
    Basilique de Longpont
    Basilique de Longpont exterior
    Basilique de Longpont exterior

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm).

    2. [S20] La Basilique de Longpont, https://www.basilique-de-longpont.fr/decouvrir-la-basilique/historique.

    3. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodierna_of_Gometz.