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Baron Guillaume Martin De Tours

1020-1075
Born: Tours, Bayeaux, Normandie, France
Died: Abbey St Dogm, Kemeys, Pembroke, Wales

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  • Story: NOTES ON GUILLAUME DE TOURS MARTIN

    Martin de Tours <span>Mar.</span> <span>8</span><span>, 2007</span> <div> <p>b. 1020, Tours, Bayeauz, Normandie, France</p> <p>d. 1075, Kemrys, Pembroke, Wales</p> </div> <div> <p><strong><span>Martin de Tours</span>, </strong>son of Nicholus de Caineis, was born in 1020 in Tours, Bayeaux, Normandie, France. </p> <p>Martin may also have been known as William Martin de Tours, Kemys William Martyn de Tours, Lord Combe-Martin, Martinus of Combe, and Martin de Walis de Tours. </p> <p>Alternate DOB: 1030, 1063, 1052 </p> <p>Martin married Geva de Burci (daughter of Serlo de Burci, b. 1108, d. 1175) and fathered four children. </p> <p>Martin may have had a castle called Holwell Castle built. </p> <blockquote>&quot;<em><strong>Holwell Castle (Grid Ref: SS669446):</strong> This is a Norman motte and bailey castle built to guard the junction of the east-west and north-south trade routes. Its motte and ramparts were built of earth with timber pallisades for defence and a one or two storey wooden dwelling. It was probably built by either Martin de Tours the first lor</em><em>d of Parracombe, William de Falaise (who married Martin&#39;s widow) or Robert FitzMartin.</em><em>&quot; </em></blockquote> <p>Martin died in 1075 in Kemrys, Pembroke, Wales.</p> <p>Alternate date of death: 1096. </p> <p>He is supposedly buried at Abbey St. Dogmael, Kemeys, Pembrokeshire, Wales.</p> <p>Perhaps Martin de Tours was related to Saint Martin de Tours. Martin may have been a General in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He may have come from Normandy with William the Conqueror. </p> <hr> Notes: A Norman with The Conqueror. Baron Martyn de Tours was born in 1030 -1033 - he came over from Normandy with William the Conqueror....he was a General in William&#39;s army and was at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was Lord of the Courts , also made Lord of Combe-Martin of Martinshire in the northern part of Devon. In Wales he was called Camais or Kemys. One writer said: He was Cemais or Keymes in Pembroke Co. England about 1077. Martin de Tours founded a monastery for Benedictine Monks near Cardigan. This institution was endowed with lands by his son and successor Baron Robert Fitz-Martin (born 1080) and his successors were summoned to the King&#39;s council as Barons of Cammaes and continued to be Lords of the English Parliment.L. and M. Collier 1992, Some Martin Families: Descendents of Martin de Tours and Geva de Burci 1033-1991, p. 1. Le Seigneur de S. Martin or Marteine de Turribus. Supposedly a direct descendant of Bishop Martin de Tours, but unproven. A General in the army of William the Conquerer. For service at the Battle of Hastings, he received a grant of land in North Devonshire and was made Lord Combe/Martin of Martinshire. Received the Barony of Dartingham in South Devonshire <br> in 1088. He seized Cemeas (Keymes) in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, in 1094, becoming first Lord of Keymes. He founded the Benedictine monastery at St. Dogmaels near Cardigan, Dyfed, Wales. Also named Lord of Courts with the privileges of a Lord Marcher. McNaught, Clark and Allied Families, typescript in the Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Baron Martin de Tours (1030/1033 - ) of Darlington House, Devonshire, England, a direct descendant of Bishop Martin de Tours of France. Founded a monastery for Benedictine Monks near Cardigan.Descendents of Martin de Tours and Geva de Burci 1033-1991, p. 1. Le Seigneur de S. Martin or Marteine de Turribus. Supposedly a direct descendant of Bishop Martin de Tours, but unproven. A General in the army of William the Conquerer. For service at the Battle of Hastings, he received a grant of land in North Devonshire and was made Lord Combe/Martin of Martinshire. Received the Barony of Dartingham in South Devonshire in 1088. He seized Cemeas (Keymes) in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, in 1094, becoming first Lord of Keymes. He founded the Benedictine monastery at St. Dogmaels near Cardigan, Dyfed, Wales. Also named Lord of Courts with the privileges of a Lord Marcher.<ul><li> Auble (Rootsweb)</li><li>Martin of Somerset, England </li></ul></div>

  • Story: Norman Naval Commander In Fleet Of William The Conqueror.

    William Martyn de Tours 1st Baron of Kemys <div> <div style="margin: 5px 0pt; color: #777777; font-style: italic; font-size: 11px"> Added by dihattersley on 12 Feb 2007 </div> </div> <p> William Martyn de Tours 1st Baron of Kemys<br><br>Born 1020 in Normandy, died after 1094, married 1055 to Geva de Burci.<br><br>Norman naval commander in fleet of William the Conqueror. In 1066, in the Battle of Hastings, was a General.<br><br>Made Baron of Kemys (alias Camois) in county of Pembroke, Wales, conquered in 1077 from Welsh.<br><br>Founded St. Dogmaels, annexed as cell to Abbey of Tyrone, France, (Benedictine Monastery) on the River Tivy near Cardigan. A direct descendent of Bishop Martin de Tours of France.<br><br>Lord of Combe-Martin or Martins-hoe in Northern Devonshire. Granted Barony of Dartington in 1088. Lord of the Courts.<br><br>Built Newport on the Severn (formerly known as Trefdraith). <br><br>Barony came by marriage to Lord Audley, who held it to the reign of Henry VIII, 1580s.<br><br>Sister was Concha or Couthes, wife of Calfurnius (or Calpurnius) Presbiter Brittannus and mother of St. Patrick of Ireland.<br><br><br><br> </p> Additional information about this story

 
 
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