Osborne de Bolbec Lord of Lonqueville
Walter Giffard Lord of Lonqueville, Normandy
(Cir 1010-1084)


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Walter Giffard Lord of Lonqueville, Normandy 1980

  • Born: Cir 1010 1978
  • Marriage (1): Ermengarde de Flaitel
  • Died: 15 Jul 1084, Longueville, Seine-Inférieure, France about age 74 1978,1980

  Noted events in his life were:

• Military. 1980 Walter fought against the Saracens in Spain during the Reconquista and was one of the 15 or so known Companions of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was a cousin to William.

• Preparation for Hastings, 1066, Normandy. 1977 In early January 1066, after Duke William received news of the crowning of Harold Godwinson as king of England, he called together a meeting, the Council of Lillebonne , that included six of his key magnates, Walter Giffard being one of them.[10] After telling them of his plan to invade England and take the crown they all advised him they supported him fully but suggested he call a meeting of all his vassals, which William did. In the preparation stage for the Battle of Hastings, Walter was one of the Norman magnates who provided ships for William's invasion fleet. In his case, he provided thirty. Walter was one of two who, having been offered the privilege of carrying William's standard in the battle, respectfully refused. Although by this time an older warrior with white hair, he wanted both hands free to fight. As a reward for his participation, Walter was granted the feudal barony of Long Crendon , comprising 107 manors, 48 of which were in Buckinghamshire of which the caput was at Long Crendon , Buckinghamshire.

Walter married Ermengarde de Flaitel, daughter of Gerard Flaitel and Unknown.

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