Stephen, Count of Tréguier

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Stephen of Penthièvre, Count of Tréguier, 3rd Lord of Richmond (1058/62- 21 April 1136)[1] was a Breton noble and a younger son of Odo, Count of Penthièvre and Agnes of Cornouaille, sister of Hoël II, Duke of Brittany. In 1093, he succeeded to the title of Count of Tréguier; in 1098, he succeeded his brother Alain as Lord of Richmond in Yorkshire, England.[2]

Life

He is sometimes misidentified as "Stephen, Count of Brittany" in the court documents of King Henry I. This is likely due to his Breton heritage, when in fact at the time Brittany was a Duchy ruled by Alan IV, Duke of Brittany.

Stephen was a benefactor of religious houses. In 1110, he and his wife, Hawise founded the Augustine Abbey of St Croix in Guingamp. On an unknown date, he is recorded as having donated property to Rumbaugh Priory for the souls of his wife and children.[3]

He was the paternal grandfather of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany.

Family

He married Hawise of Blois, also known as Hawise of Guingamp, daughter of Theobald III, Count of Blois and Adele of Valois.[4] Their children were:

He died on 21 April 1136 and was buried in York.[5]

Ancestors

Notes

  1. ^ William de Tancarville was her son; it was he who trained and knighted William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

References

  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Brittany, retrieved 18-04-10
  2. ^ Cawley
  3. ^ Cawley
  4. ^ Stéphane Morin Trégor, Goëlo, Penthièvre. Le pouvoir des Comtes de Bretagne du XIIe au XIIIe siècle, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010, p 184.
  5. ^ Cawley
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Alan Niger I
Earl of Richmond
1096x1098–1136
Succeeded by
Alan le Noir


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