Stephen, Count of Tréguier
Stephen of Penthièvre, Count of Tréguier, 3rd Lord of Richmond (1058/62- 21 April 1136) was a Breton noble and a younger son of Odo, Count of Penthièvre and Agnes of Cornouaille, sister of Hoel 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.
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.
He was the paternal grandfather of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany.
He married Hawise of Guingamp and their children were:
- Geoffrey II "Boterel", Count of Penthièvre, married Hawise de Dol, by whom he had issue. Geoffrey received Stephen's Breton lands and was a supporter of Empress Matilda during The Anarchy.
- Alan de Bretagne, 1st Earl of Richmond (died 15 September 1146) married Bertha of Brittany, by whom he had issue, including his heir Conan IV, Duke of Brittany. Alan is also known as Alan Niger II; he received Stephen's English lands and supported Stephen, King of England during The Anarchy.
- Henry, Count of Tréguier, married Mathilde de Vendome, by whom he had issue.
- Maud, married Walter de Gaunt, by whom she had issue, including:
- Olive, married firstly Henry de Fougères, by whom she had issue; secondly William de St. John.
- Theophania (Tiphanie), married Rabel de Tancarville, Chamberlain of Normandy, by whom she had issue
- Eléonore, married Alan de Dinan, by whom she had issue.
He died on 21 April 1136 and was buried in York.
|Ancestors of Stephen, Count of Tréguier|
|Peerage of England|
Alan Niger I
|Earl of Richmond
| Succeeded by|
Alan le Noir