Person:Herleva (1)

Herlette of Falaise
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Name[4] Herlette of Falaise
Alt Name Herleve de Falaise
Alt Name Harlette De Falaise
Gender Female
Alt Birth? ABT 1000
Birth? 9 Jun 1003 Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Marriage abt 1023 Normandie, France  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Robert I the Magnificent , Duke of Normandy
Alt Marriage ABT 1029 to Herluin de Conteville
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Herluin de Conteville
Alt Marriage 1035 Normandie, Franceto Herluin de Conteville
Alt Marriage 1035 Normandy,Normandy,,Franceto Herluin de Conteville
Marriage Aft 1035 Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, Franceto Herluin de Conteville
Death? 1050 Caen, Calvados, France
Ancestral File Number 9NR1-R5
Ancestral File Number GS5C-51
Burial? Grestain Abbey, Fatouville-Grestain, Eure, FranceAbbey Of St. Grestain

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Herleva ( 1003 – c. 1050) also known as Herleve, Arlette, Arletta and Arlotte, and Harlette had three sons – William I of England, who was fathered by Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Odo of Bayeux and Robert, Count of Mortain, who were both fathered by Herluin de Conteville. All became prominent in William's realm.

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Arlette was the daughter of a tanner in Falaise. When the future Duke of Normandy, Robert the Magnificent, saw the girl washing linens in the river, he fell madly in love with her. They both were sixteen years old...

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  2.   Herleva de Falaise, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999 (2), cxiv.
  4. Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 3 page 164.
  5.   (SoN)Story of the Normans. (Sarah Orne Jewett; New York: Putnam Press, 1888), pp.121-3.
  6.   (CH1)Pedigrees of Some of The Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants Vol. I, p.269.
  7.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), 121-23, 130-23.
  8.   Planché, James Robinson. The Conqueror and his companions. (London: Tinsey Brothers, 1874), 5ff..

    Planché discusses various stories given concerning her origin ("nothing but contradictions.")