Mauger, Count of Corbeil

Mauger, jure uxoris Count of Corbeil was the third[1] son of Richard I of Normandy, and ruled as Count of Corbeil through his wife Germaine de Corbeil, daughter of Aymon, Count of Corbeil.[2] "Corbeil" is thought to be the modern Corbeil-Essonnes on the River Seine about 17 miles south-east of Paris.[3]


Mauger was a son of Richard I, Duke of Normandy and his second wife, Gunnora.[4] He was a younger brother of duke Richard II and uncle of duke Robert I.[4] He married in the year 1012, Germaine de Corbeil, daughter of Aymon, Count of Corbeil, and his wife Elizabeth. He was supposedly linked to Emperor Otto through the marriage of his disputed son, Hamon, to Hedwig the widow of Hugh the Great and sister of the emperor.[5]

His children were:


  1. Roger Granville, The History of the Granville Family: Traced Back to Rollo, First Duke of Normandy. With Pedigrees, Etc (W. Pollard & Company, 1895), p. 15
  2. The Haskins Society Journal, Volume 4 (Hambledon Press, 1992), p. 25
  3. Round, p.146, quoting the correspondence of Rev. Dennis Grenville, Dean of Durham and chaplain to King Charles II, a younger son of Sir Bevil Grenville, who after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 went into exile in France with the Old Pretender and lived at "Tremblet", a suburb of "Corbeil on the Seine", which latter place he "lately and happily discovered...hath been the seat of my ancestors that Corbeil whereof there were antiently Earles...from one of whom I have made out my descent in a straight line". He claimed descent from Richard I de Grenville ( 1142), a supposed grandson of Hamon Dentatus, supposedly Earl of Corbeil
  4. 1 2 Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 79
  5. 1 2 Thomas Nicholas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Genealogical Publishing Com, Wales, 2000), p. 780
  6. David Charles Douglas and George William Greenaway, English Historical Documents, 1042-1189 (Psychology Press, 1996), p. 297
  7. John Horace Round, Family Origins and Other Studies, ed. William Page (Genealogical Pub. Co., London, 1930), p. 155

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