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King William I _ The Conqueror

1027 - 9 Sep 1087

Repository ID Number: I23439

Original Submitter (General Source): [S1040]
Father: Robert__I *
Mother: Herleve (his_mistress) *


Family 1 : Maud (Matilda) _
  1. + William DEBLOIS
  2. + Henry BEAUCLERC I

Notes

William I, the Conqueror (natural son of Robert by Herleve, dau. of

Fulbert of Falaise, a tanner), Duke of Normandy, King of England

1066-1087.

William the Conqueror was one of the greatest English kings. He led

the Norman conquest of England and provided stability and firm

government in an age of great disorder. He was the illegitmate son of

the Norman duke Robert I. He inherited Normand in 1035, consolidating

his rule in the face of baronial opposition in about 1042. He

successfully faced further rebellions and after 1050 began to take an

interest in acquiring land in England..perhaps given some

encouragement by the English king Edward the Confessor. After Edward's

death (Jan. 5, 1066), Vikings under King Harold III of Norway moved on

England, and William soon followed with an invasion force of his own.

The new English king, Harold II, defeated the Vikings and confronted

the Normans near Hastings in October 1066. William's forces achieved a

decisive victory, and on Christmas Day 1066, William was crowned king

of England, founding the Anglo-Norman monarchy and realm.

A highly capable, intelligent, and determined man, William I

established a strongly personal monarchy. He imposed Norman

institutions and personnel both on the state and on the church, and he

brought England into the mainstream of continental development.

Imposing royal authority directly on courts and other institutions,

William ordered the inquests that resulted in the monumental Domesday

book. He revolutionized the social, political, and military structures

of England, replacing the English nobility with French nobles, thus

strengthening his authority, and introducing continental feaudalism, a

structure in which nobles held land in return for service in the royal

army.

As the Anglo-Saxon state was Normanized, so too was the English

church: English bishops and abbots were replaced by noted churchmen

from the Continent, including Lanfranc of Bec, who became (1070)

archibshop of Canterbury. The Conqueror had been a great reformer of

the church in Normandy, and he continued this role in England. He

established the archbishop of Canterbury as primate of the English

church, held reforming councils (which he attended), and exercised not

only his rights but also his responsibilities over the church. The

bishops were among his closest advisors and officials. William I kept

a close but cool relationship with the papacy, supporting

ecclesiastical reform while carefully maintaining his control over the

English church. He was succeeded as duke of Normandy by his eldest

son, Robert II, and as king of England by his sons, first William II,

then Henry I. (Academic American Encyclopedia, Grolier Electronic

Publishing Inc, 1994, James W. Alexander. Bibliography: Barlow, Frank,

William I and the Norman Conquest [1965]; Douglas, David C., William

the Conqueror [1964]; Lloyd, A., The Making of the King [1990]; Loyn,

H.R., Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 2d ed. [1991])

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                                                       _Richard__I The_Fearless * _
                                                      | (.... - 0996)              
                             _Richard__II The_Good * _|
                            | (.... - 1027)           |
                            |                         |_a_Danish_wife * ___________
                            |                                                      
 _Robert__I * ______________|
| (.... - 1035)             |
|                           |                          _Conan__I 'le_Tort' * ______
|                           |                         | (.... - 0992) m 0980       
|                           |_Judith * _______________|
|                             (0982 - 1026)           |
|                                                     |_Ermengarde * ______________+
|                                                        m 0980                    
|
|--William I _ The Conqueror
|  (1027 - 1087)
|                                                      ____________________________
|                                                     |                            
|                            _Fulbert * ______________|
|                           |                         |
|                           |                         |____________________________
|                           |                                                      
|_Herleve (his_mistress) * _|
                            |
                            |                          ____________________________
                            |                         |                            
                            |_________________________|
                                                      |
                                                      |____________________________
                                                                                   

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Jane K. BALL

1764 - May 1850

Repository ID Number: I8908

  • RESIDENCE: VA; Todd Co. KY
  • BIRTH: 1764, VA
  • DEATH: May 1850, Todd Co. KY
  • RESOURCES: See: [S456]

Family 1 : George L. HARRISON
  1. + Jane HARRISON
  2. + Sarah "Sally" HARRISON
  3. + John HARRISON
  4.   Cearn HARRISON
  5.   LeAnne HARRISON
  6. + William B. HARRISON

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James Harvey HARRISON

18 Feb 1854 - 8 Nov 1912

Repository ID Number: I10835

  • RESIDENCE: Caldwell Co., NC
  • BIRTH: 18 Feb 1854, Caldwell Co., NC
  • DEATH: 8 Nov 1912, Caldwell Co., NC
  • RESOURCES: See: [S517]
Father: Richmond Pearson HARRISON
Mother: Margaret MCCALL


Family 1 : Mary Jane HAMBY
  1.   Edmon Lee HARRISON
  2.   Annie Jo HARRISON
  3.   Richmond Henry HARRISON
  4.   John Finley HARRISON
  5.   William Frank HARRISON
  6. + Walter Steven HARRISON
  7.   Albert Thomas HARRISON

                                                    _Joseph HARRISON Sr. Of Iredell Co., NC_
                                                   | (1768 - 1860)                          
                              _Daniel HARRISON ____|
                             | (1793 - 1873) m 1814|
                             |                     |_Drucilla (Hines?) BENTLEY _____________
                             |                       (1772 - 1865)                          
 _Richmond Pearson HARRISON _|
| (1824 - ....) m 1850       |
|                            |                      ________________________________________
|                            |                     |                                        
|                            |_Rachel KERLEY ______|
|                               m 1814             |
|                                                  |________________________________________
|                                                                                           
|
|--James Harvey HARRISON 
|  (1854 - 1912)
|                                                   ________________________________________
|                                                  |                                        
|                             _____________________|
|                            |                     |
|                            |                     |________________________________________
|                            |                                                              
|_Margaret MCCALL ___________|
   m 1850                    |
                             |                      ________________________________________
                             |                     |                                        
                             |_____________________|
                                                   |
                                                   |________________________________________
                                                                                            

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Rhoda KETCHAM

____ - ____

Repository ID Number: I14156


Family 1 : John W. HARRISON

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Martha VANCE

____ - ____

Repository ID Number: I3541

Father: Thomas Newell VANCE
Mother: Mary M. HARRISON


Family 1 : John CAMPBELL

                                              _____________________
                                             |                     
                        _____________________|
                       |                     |
                       |                     |_____________________
                       |                                           
 _Thomas Newell VANCE _|
|                      |
|                      |                      _____________________
|                      |                     |                     
|                      |_____________________|
|                                            |
|                                            |_____________________
|                                                                  
|
|--Martha VANCE 
|  
|                                             _Benjamin HARRISON __+
|                                            | (1750 - 1808)       
|                       _Batteal HARRISON ___|
|                      | (1780 - 1857) m 1814|
|                      |                     |_Mary NEWELL ________
|                      |                       (.... - 1812)       
|_Mary M. HARRISON ____|
  (1828 - ....)        |
                       |                      _Joseph SCOTT Dr.____
                       |                     |                     
                       |_Elizabeth SCOTT ____|
                         (1782 - 1851) m 1814|
                                             |_____________________
                                                                   

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