(Richomer); a Salian Frank,
Comes domesticorum of Emperors Gratian & Valentinian II
in ~ 377, Senior Ordinary Consul in 384,
comes et magister utriusque militiae (388-393) in the Eastern Prefecture under Theodosius I
During the reign of the Emperor Arcadius, the practice of employing Barbarians in senior Army positions ceased. In earlier times Theudemer might well have risen to be a General in his father's footsteps but he became just a King of a polity in a Federated Kingdom.
2,Theudemeres (Theodosius [in honour of the Byzantine Emperor],Theudemer) King of The'rouanne (Northern Pas De Calais) in a Federated "Kingdom"
of the Roman Empire
m Ble'sinde de Cologne
Britain left the Roman Empire in Theudemeres reign see here
3 Clodion (Clodius, Claudius)
King of the Salian Franks
1st son of 3
4? Merovius/Merovech (Hence Merovingian Dynasty) "means Sea Dragon",
King of the Salian Franks
m Vaerica Chlodeswinthe
5 Childeric I King of the Salian Franks
d 24 Nov 481
m Basina De Thuringia
6 Clovis I King of the Salian Franks b ~465
d 27 Nov 511
m Chrotechilde/Clotilda/Clothilde Of Burgundy
7 Chlot(h)ar I King of the Soissons Franks
m2 Radegonde/Haragonde of Thuringia, later a nun and canonized a Saint in the 9th century.
c6 Concubine ( name unknown)
??? natural son with c6? Please see note 2.1 in Doubts page
8 Charibert, a nobleman from Hesbaye
m Wulfgurd of Paris
9 Chrodobertus/Robert I , a nobleman from Hesbaye
10 Lambert I, nobleman from Hesbaye
Referendarius (Chancellor) of Neustria
m Adele de MEAUX
11 Chrodobertus/ Robert II, nobleman from Hesbaye
Major Domus of Neustria
12 Lambert II Count of Haspengau /Hesbaye see brown area on Map A on right
13 Robert I Count Worm(s)gau (after marriage), of Haspengau /Hesbaye and Count of Upper Rhine.
m Williswint (Heiress) of Wormsgau see dark blue area on Map A
whose 2nd husband was Wialdruth of TOULOUSE
14 Guerin (Thuringbert) Count of Thurgau
b ~723 in Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
d 20 May 772
15 Bouchard de Hesbaye, Constable of CORSICA
b ~ 754
d ~ 811
his elder brother 15v Robert II of Worms (Rutpert II Count of Wormgau) gave rise to the Robertians and thence the Capets see orange area on Map A
>>>>>>>Robertians & Capets
16 Aubri the Burgundian Count of Fezensac see light blue area on Map A
b ~ 770
d ~ 801
17 Bouchard de Fezensac
m Bava de Thouars
Thouars in Aquitaine had been destroyed by Pepin King of France in 762
18 Geoffrey de Fezensac, 1st Vicomte de Thouars
Viscunt of Orleans
b ~830 Thouars see yellow town on Map A
Inherited Thouars from his mother.
younger brother of 18, inheritance of title from a brother is rare but is found amongst this line of Viscounts.
19 Aimery (Amauri)(Almaric) I, 2nd Vicomte de Thouars,
20 Aimerie II (Vicomte) de THOUARS
21 Herbert (Vicomte) de THOUARS
22 Saveric (Savary)
Vicomte de Thouars
an ancestor of Viscount Aimerie IV,
a companion of William I's at Hastings
son of 22m2
23 Hugh (Hugues) Aimerie de Thouars? or Hugh de Normandie?
may have been Bishop of Coutances. May not have been the father of 25 Rodolf I, see note 2.2 The lists have gaps between the city's destruction by the Vikings and the rebuilding of the cathedral in ~ 1025 during this gap the Bishops were based in Rouen. A History of Normandy before the 17th century
m Beatrice de Torta dau of Rodolf de Torta who repaired the fortifications of Rouen from the dismantling of
monastries by the Seine River
son (please see para 2.2 of Doubts)
24 Raoul/Rodolf/Ralph I,
m Beatrice de Vascoeuil
He had land outside the walls of Rouen, at Vascoeuil, & in the pays de Caux. Map F
The cartulary of the abbey of St. Amand contains a record, proving the identity of Roger, son of the bishop, and that of his brother Ralph, as sons of Hugh, bishop of Coutances.
2nd son of 24
25 Raoul/Rodolf/Ralph II de Varenne
he did not inherit the Rouen and Vascoueil lands but those in the Eastern part of of his father's lands in the
Pays de Caux, roughly from St Valery to the far edge of the Forest de Arques then up the eastern side of the valley of the River Varenne where the chalk of the Caux gives way to the clay of the Bray. Bought land and built a castle at Bellencombre by the river upstream of Varenne village.
m2 Emma a person known from a charter
signed by William the Bastard/Conqueror in 1059
Emma may have been Emma de St Martin de Varenne, Rodolf's 2nd cousin. Dau' of Walter de St Martin de Varenne. This may be a source of the supposition in several genealogies
that William, 1st Earl de Warenne's father was Walter de St Martin.
<<<<<<De Courcy & Carolingian connection
2nd son of 26
26 William de Warren, 1st Earl de Warren,
1st Earl of Surrey
b ~1030 Bellencombre,
d 1088, mortally wounded at siege of Pevensey
Castle In 1088
William de Warren was
made Constable of Arques
he joined William The Conqueror
in capturing this Castle.
His putative brother Rodolf III inherited most of the Pays de Caux lands of 25 Raoul/Rodolf/Ralph II.
The lands along the River Varenne may have been given to William de W(V)arenne by William II, 7th Count, 5th Duke of Normandy, The Conqueror, while he was Constable of Arques and he may have been the first to call himself de W(V)arren(ne).
He built a Castle at Bellencombre in the SE of his lands
(to protect against the French King Henry I?),
which became his normal residence until he joined his distant? or 3rd? cousin William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings.
He was awarded or conquered vast holdings in England and Normandy, on which the family subsequently built or acquired several castles and Abbeys (illustrations on the right).
m Gundred sister of Gerbod The Fleming Earl of Chester
The Roman Empire in 400AD click on map to enlarge
MAP A Fiefdoms of Ancestors
MAP B Settlement in Normandy
Bellencombre Castle in 1832
William 1st Earl de Warrenne
De Warenne Castles& Abbes
Castle Acre Castle
Castle Acre Priory