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Eustache II of Boulogne

Male - Abt 1080

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  • Name Eustache II of Boulogne  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1080  [3
    Alternate death Bef 1089  [4
    Alternate death 1093  [2
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I1651  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of AW, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

    Father Eustace I,   b. Abt 995   d. Abt 1049 (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Mathilde of Louvain,   b. Abt 993 
    Family ID F1213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Godgifu of England,   b. Abt 1010   d. Bef 1049 (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Family ID F5425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

    Family 2 (Unknown mistress of Eustache II of Boulogne) 
    +1. Geoffrey of Carshalton,   b. Abt 1045   d. Aft 1086 (Age ~ 42 years)
    Family ID F4657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

    Family 3 St. Ida of Verdun,   b. Abt 1040   d. 13 Aug 1113 (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1054  [5
    +1. Eustache III of Boulogne   d. Aft 1125
    Family ID F893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Count of Boulogne. Also known as Eustace aux Gernons (Eustace with the mustaches).

      Fought at Hastings. Wikipedia: "In the following year, probably because he was dissatisfied with his share of the spoil, he assisted the Kentishmen in an attempt to seize Dover Castle. The conspiracy failed, and Eustace was sentenced to forfeit his English fiefs. Subsequently he was reconciled to the Conqueror, who restored a portion of the confiscated lands."

      Peter Stewart notes that the Worcester (D) version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles mentions Eustache II visiting England in 1051, and refers to him as having in the past been married to the sister of Edward the Confessor, i.e., his first wife Godgifu. He also argues that the year 1057 widely given for Eustache's marriage to Ida is "specious":
      This comes from a forced interpretation by Jacques Malbrancq in the 17th century of an inscription in verse that had disappeared before his time from the collegiate church of Notre-Dame at Lens, stating that canons had been established there "Anno milleno ter deno bis minus uno". The plain interpretation of this is the year 1000+(3x10)-(1x2) = 1028, but Malbrancq took it to mean 1000+((3x10)x2)-1 = 1059. He thought that Ida had instituted the canons two years after marrying Eustace, but he overlooked their charter dated 1070 stating that this had been done by their predecessors, i.e. by his father Eustace I and his mother Mathilde of Louvain.

  • Sources 
    1. [S850] Todd A. Farmerie, 13 Mar 2001, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S917] John P. Ravilious, 28 Feb 2003, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    5. [S6809] Peter Stewart, 8 Feb 2023, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.