Robert de Mortain, Earl of Cornwall
Herluin de Conteville, Viscount of Conteville, b abt 1005. He md Arlette/Herleve of Falaise abt 1026, daughter of Fulbert of Falaise and Doda. She was b abt 1012, Falaise, Calvados, Normandy.
Children of Herluin de Conteville and Arlette/Herleve of Falaise were:
Sir Robert de Mortain [a], Earl of Cornwall, b 1031, d 1095. He md Maud de Montgomery abt 1062, daughter of Sir Roger II de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Mabel Talvas.
a. One of the two sons of Herluin de Conteville and Herleve, he received, about 1050, from his his uterine brother William, then Duke of Normandy, the comte of Mortain. He accompanied William in the invasion of England, where he was in command of the chivalry of the Contentin at the battle of Hastings. His share of the spoils was one of the largest, as he received nearly the whole of Cornwall. At Domesday he was possessed of 797 manors in various counties. In 1069, with Robert, Count of Eu, he defeated the Danes "with great slaughter". In 1088 he joined his only brother of the full blood, Eudes, Earl of Kent, in the rebellion against William II in favor of Robert Curthose, but was subsequently pardoned. He was first married to Maud, the daughter of Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, and was secondly married to Almodis.
CP: Vol III[427-428]; AR: Line 121, Line 185[1-2].
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