Person:Gilbert of Roucy (1)

Gilbert of Roucy
d.Aft 19 Apr 991
m. Abt 945
  1. Ermentrude de RoucyEst 949 - Bet 1002 & 1004
  2. Gilbert of Roucy956 - Aft 991
  3. Bruno _____Abt 956 - 1016
Facts and Events
Name Gilbert of Roucy
Alt Name[1] Giselbert de Roucy
Gender Male
Birth? 956 Rougham, Suffolk, England
Alt Birth? 956 Reims, Marne, France
Other  Speculative child?: Ebles I de Roucy (1) 
with _____ De Poitiers
Alt Burial? 990 Reims, Marne, France
Death[2] Aft 19 Apr 991
Burial? Reims, Marne, FranceAbbey of St. Remi
Reference Number? Q3107795?

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Gilbert (also Giselbert or Gislebert), Count of Reims & Roucy, was the son of Renaud, Count of Reims and Alberade of Lorraine, daughter of Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Although his wife's name is unknown, she was likely from the family of the Poitiers. He was Count of Roucy from 967 until his death, and Viscount of Reims.

He was probably still a child when his father died. He inherited the County of Roucy from his father, but the County of Reims was entrusted to Herbert “le Vieux” III of Osmois. Later, Eudes I, Count of Blois, and the successor to Herbert le Vieux, entrusted Giselbert with the Viscouncy of Reims.

In 987, upon the death of King Louis V, Giselbert rallied without difficulty to his successor Hugh Capet, but nevertheless agreed to take an oath of allegiance in 990 to Charles of Lorraine, when the latter pressed his claims to the throne.

He died on April 19 between 991 and 1000, perhaps in 997, and was buried in the abbey of Saint-Remi of Reims.

No contemporary document mentions a wife or children for Giselbert. His successor was Ebles I Count of Roucy. It was long thought Ebles I was the son of Giselbert and, to explain the appearance of the Ebles name in the house of Roucy, a daughter of the Duke of Aquitaine, William III “Towhead”, from the house of Poitiers.

According to this hypothesis, and knowing the names of the brothers and sister of Ebles I, Giselbert and this princess of Aquitaine would be the parents of:

  1. Ebles I of Roucy († May 11 1033 ), Count of Roucy and Archbishop of Rheims ( 1021 -1033).
  2. Eudes (Odo) Roucy, called "the Strong" († August 27 after 1021), lord of Rumigny.
  3. Liétaud (also Letard or Letald) de Roucy, Lord of Marle.[1] Liétaud's daughter Adèle de Marle married first Aubry, Viscount of Coucy, and second the scandalous Crusader Enguerrand I, Lord of Coucy, with whom they had issue.
  4. Yvette (possibly either Judith or Doda) de Roucy who married Manasses II or Manasses III of Rethel.

However, a recent study by Jean-Noël Mathieu,[2] based on onomastic data (the first names of Eudes and Lietaud are unexplained by the conventional theory) and patrimony (the lands of Rumigny and Marle, previously owned by the Counts of Blois) proposed a new explanation: that Ebles I of Roucy was the son of Ebles I of Poitiers, (himself the son of William IV of Poitiers and Emma de Blois) and a daughter of , and Ermentrude of Roucy, Giselbert of Roucy’s sister. This novel theory is better described on the article about Ebles I.

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  1. [ of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999 (23)]], [of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999 (23)], in Jeffhomes/Ancestral Roots
    p. 133/103a-23/151-20.
  2. /Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - (5), in Gtcurtis
    Alan B. Wilson, 30 Dec 1998.
  3.   GISELBERT (de Roucy), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4.   Gilbert of Roucy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  5.   Weis' "Ancestral Roots . . ." (103A:23), (151:20).Stuart's "Royalty For Commoners" (170:33) says
  6.   Giselbert (Gilbert of Roucy) who succeeded his father as Count of Roucy in May 967;
    he married unknown de Poitiers, possibly daughter of Aubri, Count of Macon (RIN 1392).