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While this subject of new historic information is on my mind, I would ask
all of you with charts or books that pertain to our Sinclair history in
Normandy to update that information. Just as there were many Williams,
Henrys, etc. there were at least two Mauger/Malgars.
The first one was the son of Duke Richard I of Normandy. His siblings from
more than one "wife" of Richard I's were at least:
4th Duke Richard II,
Robert, Count of Evreaux and 5th Archbishop of Normandy
Mauger Ct of Mortain & Corbuel,(This is our ancestor)
Godfrey of Brionne,
William Ct of Eu,
Queen Emma m. Kings Æthelred & Knut of England,
Hadvise m. Ct. Brittany,
Mathilda m. Ct. of Blois & Dreux,
Beatrice m. Ebalus of Turenne
4th Duke Richard II had these children:
5th Duke Richard III,
(?)Helene m. cousin Walderne son of the Mauger above (our ancestors)
6th Duke Robert I-Ct. of Hiemois;
Eleanor m. Bladwin IV of Flanders;
Adelesia/Alice m. Stephen II of Blois, Ct. of Burgandy.
Then Duke Richard II "Married". 2nd Papia and they had 2 children:
Mauger- the younger, 6th Archbishop of Rouen
William Ct.of Arques & Talou
5th Duke Richard III had a couple of kids but they didn't figure too
promenently in history but he died--perhaps poisoned by his brother, Robert
the Devil, who then became the 5th Duke of Normandy and father of William
You can see that this Mauger was called Mauger the Younger which indicates
that there was another Mauger who was older (our ancestor).
So far information about Helene's existence comes only from St. Clair
records, I believe, and have not been verified yet from any other source.
But if this Helene did marry Walderne who was our direct ancestor and
second son of Mauger, Count of Mortain and Corbuel, then Walderne's sons
would be cousins to William the Conqueror. If this marriage to Helene did
not take place they are still second cousins to that William. Eleanor above
is an important person because her daughter, Matilda, married her
(Matilda's) cousin, William the Conqueror and became Queen Matilda of
I have told you far more than I intended. The point is that our Mauger
was never the Archbishop of Normandy.
You can see this charted out at:
Sources: charts of Kings and Queens of Europe, William the Conqueror by
David C. Douglas, Queen Emma & Queen Edith by Pauline Stafford.
See list of my references while you are there by going to HOME PAGE and
looking at the bottom of column 5 "References" and choose "books" at the
top of the page, or go to : www.clansinclairusa.org/clan_ref_books.htm
While you are in there look at the new letter of Laura Zola to Niven at the
top of the 3rd column or later go to :
www.clansinclairusa.org/ev_re_Zola.htm choose "12 Feb. Portoferraio, Elba"
There are several messages to eventually insert back in time like this one.
Now for the GREAT news. Yes, I am shouting! David Cummings, son of the
late H.S. "Pete" Cummings, Jr., Genealogist for the Clan Sinclair USA, has
given his permission for me to add Pete's many historical articles to the
Clan Sinclair History pages. Although Pete was called genealogist, he
produced many interesting historical articles too. There will continue to be
several that will only be available through Clan membership but they are
listed anyway so you will want to join in order to have them. He, He, He,
You will eventually find them in the second column under "Prince Henry
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