Wymund, Witmund Guitmund Guitemonde or Wymconde

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  • Name , Wymund, Witmund Guitmund Guitemonde or Wymconde 
    Born 1007 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1109 
    Notes 
    • The book of Houghams shows Wymund to be the son of Hrolf,however Wymunds dates (identified after publication of the book) would seem to make this improbable. However a recently found website states that Wymund had a father Wymumd which goes some way to explaining the date problem but gaps still remain


      "Guitmonde / Wymund d' Avranches (D Avranches), Vicomte
      Birthdate: 1007
      Birthplace: Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France
      Death: Died 1109
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Wymond II Abrincis D'Avranches and -
      Husband of Wife of Guitmond (Wymond) d'Avranches
      Father of William Abrincis d'Avranches, of Okehampton
      Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
      Last Updated: March 7, 2013"


      Cousin of Richard Goz

      This is possibly Sur Guillaume Werlene Comte de Avranches.

      In a letter from the Dean of the faculty of Letters of Caen University This Guillaume was father of William de Avranches and was installed as Comte D'Avranches by William of Normandy in 1040.

      This same note has also been credited to William De Avranches his son.

      From the Complete peerage vol 4 page 317, Guitmond is the father of William d'Averanche

      Planche p260....................
      " AVRANCHES.
      Contemporary with the Conqueror we find a William d'Avranches who was,
      according to Ordericus Vitalis, the son of Guitmond, Witmund, or Wymond,
      and cousin (i.e. blood relation) to Richard, surnamed Goz, father of Hugh
      d'Avranches, the famous Earl of Chester. The exact degree of relationship
      has yet to be proved ; but it is no part of our present inquiry, and we
      shall not, therefore, encumber ourselves and our readers with more
      questions than are absolutely necessary. William d'Avranches is not named
      in Domesday, but he appears to have been one of eight knights intrusted by
      John de Fiennes with the wardship of Dover Castle. There is some reason to
      believe that his wife was Emma,* (footnote: According to others, Alicia.
      She was the widow of William Avenel, by whom she had Ralph Avenel, Baron of
      Okehampton, who married Matilda, daughter of Baldwin de Redvers, Earl of
      Devon.) a daughter of Baldwin de Brionne, Viscomte or Sheriff of
      Devonshire: but whoever might be his wife, by her he had a son, named Rualo
      or Ruallon,**(footnote: And another, supposed to be the elder, named
      Robert, the adopted heir of his uncle, Richard de Brionne, and who
      recovered from his half-brother Ralph Avenel the barony of Okehampton.) to
      whom Henry I. gave in marriage Matilda, the only child of Nigel de
      Muneville by his wife Emma d'Arques, and heiress of
      Folkestone.***(footnote: She survived her husband, and gave to the church
      of St. Andrew, Northampton, for the good of her soul, the souls of her
      father, her husband, and her sons, the manor of Sywell, in the county of
      Northampton. This gift was confirmed by her son William in
      1147.-Mon.Ang.vol.i.p.680.) "

      Is this him?

      Guitmund
      A Bishop of Aversa, a Benedictine monk, theologian, and opponent of Berengarius; born at an unknown place in Normandy during the first quarter of the eleventh century; died between 1090-95, at Aversa, near Naples. In his youth he entered the Benedictine monastery of La-Croix-St-Leufroy in the Diocese of Evreux, and about 1060 he was studying theology at the monastery of Bec, where he had Lanfranc as teacher and St. Anselm of Canterbury as fellow-student. In 1070 King William the Conqueror called him to England and, as an inducement to remain there, offered him a diocese. The humble monk, however, not only refused the offer, but fearlessly denounced the conquest of England by the Normans as an act of robbery ("Oratio ad Guillelmum I" in P. L., CXLIX, 1509). He then returned to Normandy and became a stanch defender of the Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation against the heretical Berengarius of Tours. Some time between 1073-77 he wrote, at the instance of one of his fellow-monks by the name of Roger, his famous treatise on the Holy Eucharist, entitled "De corporis et sanguinis Jesu Christi veritate in Eucharistia". It is written in the form of a dialogue between himself and Roger and contains an exposition as well as a refutation of the doctrines of Berengarius concerning the Holy Eucharist. Guitmund ably defends Transubstantiation against Berengarius, but his notion of the manner of the Real Presence is obscure. Moreover, he does not well distinguish between substance and accident, and hence concludes that the corruptibility of the species is merely a deception of our senses. The work has often appeared in print. The first printed edition was brought out by Erasmus (Freiburg, 1530). Shortly after Guitmund had published his treatise against Berengarius, he obtained permission from his abbot, Odilo, to make a pilgrimage to Rome. Because the name Guitmund had become too well known to suit the humble monk, he exchanged it for that of Christianus and lived for some time in the obscurity of a Roman monastery. When Urban II, who had previously been a monk at Cluny, became pope, he appointed Guitmund Bishop of Aversa, near Naples, in 1088. A few historians hold that he afterwards became a cardinal, but there seems not to be sufficient evidence for this assumption. Besides the work mentioned above, Guitmund is the author of a short treatise on the Trinity and of an epistle to a certain Erfastus, which deals with the same subject. His works are published in "Bibl. Patr. Lugd.", XVIII, 440 sqq.; in Gallandi, "Bibl. veterum Patr.", XIV, 240 sqq., and Migne, "P. L.", CXLIX, 1427-1513.

      The following is taken from The Mullins Family in Europe website

      (Is this the same Guitmund?)

      Among these lords of a district in Normandy called Perche was one named Guismund (Guitmund), Seignieur de Moulins (Moulins-la-Marche). Guismund gained the feudal title through his fealty to Rollo's dynasty and his personal relationship as son-in-law to Walter of Falaise, who held title to Moulins-la-Marche (Mills-on-the-border).
      Descendants of this Guismund became known as the Famille de Moulins. In 1066, a son-in-law of Guismund II, a Guillame (William) de Moulins-la-Marche, accompanied William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in the Battle of Hastings (depicted here on the Bayeux Tapestry <../Media/normanknightsbayeuxtapestry.jpg>) which added to his title of Duke of Normandy, also the title of King of England and gave rise to the Plantagenet dynasty. William de Moulins became a Comte (Count) of Perche, and inerited title to his father-in-law's lands at Moulins-la-Marche and Bonmoulins. (see www.watterson.freeuk.com)
      Even before William de Moulins fought the battle for England with William the Conqueror, there is another member of the family who is recorded in Normandy history. The record of Ursin de Moulins reveals the growing affinity between the former Norsemen and the Catholic Christianity of the Franks. Ursin de Moulins was probably a contemporary or a close descendant of Guitmund I, because Ursin de Moulins sold a large parcel of land near Caen in what is now Lower Normandy to Robert de Montgomery, a Norman noble who founded Troarn Abbey on the land which he bought from Ursin de Moulins about the year 1000 a.d., according to the records of the Comtes de Pontieu (Poitou??), 1026-1279. (For this information, I am indebted to a researcher whose genealogical work is located at www.comeaugen.com/research.htm)

      In Boris Johnson's Have I got views for you He quotes Orderic Vitalis "Guitmund told William the Conqueror to his face that "The whole of England was like the hugest robbery""


      The significance of Hugh d'Avranches to this account will be made evident; suffice for now to mention that he was the son of "Richard fils de Toustain" (WJ. VII.6, p. 174), with Toustain being "Toustain surnommé Goz, fils d'Ansfroi le Danois" (ibid.). "Ansfroi le Danois" in this instance refers to the son of someone identically named, who was also the father of Osmund de Goz. Toustain's brother is identified (Recherches sur la Domesday) as Wimund d'Avranches "Vuitmundus vicecomes", who witnessed the charter dated Aug. 1027 under which Richard II. Duke of Normandy donated property to the abbey of Bernay
    Person ID I11  Hougham
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Father d'Avranches, Wymond 11 Abrincis
              b. 0972 
    Family ID F9834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. d'Averanches, William
              b. 1037, Avranches Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1087, Oakhampton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +2. Gilbert
     3. D'Avranches, Robert
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart