Hugh de Montfort, Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle

Hugh de Montfort (Hugh II) (died 1088 or after) was a Norman nobleman. He was Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle, Constable of Normandy and a companion of William the Conqueror. Hugh's father was killed in combat with Valkelin de Ferrières in 1045.[1]

Hugh de Montfort
Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle
BornMontfort-sur-Risle, Eure, Duchy of Normandy
Diedc. 1088
England
Spouse(s)2
Issue
4
FatherHugh (I) the Bearded de Montfort-sur-Risle

The son of Hugh "the Bearded" de Montfort-sur-Risle, Montfort was an early ally of William, fighting in the Battle of Mortemer in 1054, a defeat for King Henry I of France. He participated in the Council of Lillebonne in January 1066 where the decision to invade England was made. In support of the actual invasion, Hugh provided 50 ships and 60 knights.[2] In return, Hugh was installed at William's fortress at Winchester, and he received numerous holdings in Essex, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.[3]

Hugh married first a daughter of Richard de Beaufour. They had one daughter:[4]

Hugh and his second wife (name unknown) had three children:

Hugh died in England sometime after 1088.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Planché, James Robinson (1874). The Conqueror and His Companions. Tinsley brothers. p. 167. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ Carthew, George Alfred (1877). The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley: In the County of Norfolk : Evidences and Topographical Notes from Public Records, Heralds' Visitations, Wills, Court Rolls, Old Charters, Parish Registers, Town Books, and Other Private Sources : Digested and Arranged as Materials for Parochial, Manorial, and Family History. Miller and Leavins. pp. 94–95. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Hugh 4 Hugh de Montfort, fl. 1086". PASE Domesday. King's College London.
  4. ^ Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (1999). Domesday People: Domesday book. Boydell & Brewer Ltd. pp. 265–266. ISBN 9780851157221.
  • Douglas, David C., and Greenaway, George W. (Editors.) English Historical Documents 1042-1189, William of Poitiers: the Deeds of William, Duke of the Normans and King of the English, London, 1959