Baron Richard I De Courcy
- Born: 1040
- Marriage: (Guadelmodis) Wandelmode in 1065 in Normandy, France
- Died: 1098 at age 58
Another name for Richard was Robert.
Norman Knight of the Conquest 1066
Received following properties from Willam the Conqueror:
- Barony of Stoke, Somerset
- Manors of Newnham (Nuneham, Newentam), Sarsden (Setenden, Seckenden), and Foscot (Foxcote), in Oxfordshire granted due to his role as Justicular for Normandy. (Lands eventually passed to 2nd son William (I) around 1100 and eventually to Alice DeCourcy around 1200. (Flanders)
RICHARD DE COURCY, who accompanied William, duke of Normandy, in his expedition to England, and was present at the decisive battle of Hastings, 14 Oct. 1066. His services were recompensed with a considerable number of lordships in England, among which was that of Stoke, Co. Somerset, which from its lord, was styled STOKE COURCY, which he held, per integram baronium, with the lordships of Newentam, Seckenden, and Foxcote, in Oxfordshire. He d. in 1098, and was succeeded by his son.
From: History of the County of Oxford (Vol 5):
According to Domesday Book a Dane called Hacon held NUNEHAM in 1066, (fn. 91) but the property must have passed within a short time to an English nobleman Leofwine. The Abingdon Chronicle relates that Leofwine sold the village to Athelhelm, Abbot of Abingdon (1041–84), when King William was out of England; and that although the sale was confirmed by the Bishop of Bayeux the king later revoked it, and gave the estate to another. (fn. 92) This new owner must have been the Norman baron Richard de Courcy, who was holding 10 hides in Nuneham in 1086. (fn. 93)
Richard's English estates passed to his younger son William (I), (fn. 94) the king's Steward and an admirer and benefactor of Abbot Faritius and his monastery at Abingdon. (fn. 95) By his marriage with Emma, the daughter and coheir of William de Falaise of Stogursey (Som.), William acquired large estates in several counties and an important position in the feudal hierarchy: he held his honor of Stogursey by the service of 25¼ knights. (fn. 96) He was dead by 1130 and had been succeeded by his son William (II) de Courcy, who was probably dead by 1155, and by his grandson William (III) de Courcy, whose younger brother John conquered Ulster. (fn. 97)
William (III) de Courcy's second wife, Gundreda de Warenne, had Nuneham as her dower, and she probably lived there after her husband's death in 1176. (fn. 98) It was the enjoyment of this estate, presumably, which enabled her third husband, Geoffrey Huse, a Wiltshire man, to be appointed Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1179. By 1199 he too was dead and the marriage of Gundreda was again in the king's gift. (fn. 99) She died in 1224.
Ricardo de Corceio…" witnessed a charter dated to  under which William I King of England granted property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Caen. "…Richard de Curci…" witnessed the charter dated to  under which William I King of England gave a wine cellar at Rouen to the monks of Caen Saint-Etienne. "Richard de Courci" donated property to Marmoutier, for the benefit of “his wife Gandelmodis and his sons Robert and William”, by charter dated to [1077/79]. "…Richard de Curci" witnessed the charter dated 14 Jul 1080 under which William I King of England confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Lessay. Domesday Book records “Richard de Courcy” holding Nuneham Courtenay and land in Sarsden and Foscot in Oxfordshire. "…Ricardus de Corceio…" witnessed the charter dated 1089 under which Robert III Duke of Normandy confirmed the restoration of the monastery of Saint-Vigor near Bayeux. "…Richard de Curci…" witnessed the charter dated to [1091/92] under which William II King of England issued instructions to Stow abbey. m WANDELMODE, daughter of ---. "Richard de Curciaco" donated land at “Brenarie [Bernières] which his mother Hebrea had left them at her death”, with the consent of “his wife Wandelmode and his sons Robert and William”, by charter dated 1076. "Richard de Courci" donated property to Marmoutier, for the benefit of “his wife Gandelmodis and his sons Robert and William”, by charter dated to [1077/79].
Richard 1er de Courcy + après 1091/92 (~1097) seigneur de Courcy, tient des fiefs à Nuneham Courtenay, les terres de Sarsden et Foscot ou Foxcot (Oxfordshire)
X à Hastings (avec Guillaume en 1066), X avec Hugues de Grentemesnil,
contre Robert, comte de Bellême, allié au duc Robert Courteheuse (siège de Courcy
en 1090/91, achevé à l’arrivée du Roi William II en 1091), Grand-Justicier du duc-Roi
(témoin de nombreux actes : en 1069, d’une charte de confirmation de William 1er des donations de Roger de Montgomery à l’Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Troarn ; une charte du même, en 1073 à l’Abbaye de Marmoutiers ; donation en propre, en 1076, de la terre de Bernières, tenue de sa mère ; fonde dès 1076 le Prieuré de Ferrières ou Perrières, confié aux Bénédictins de Marmoutiers ; témoin d’une charte de William 1
er, en 1077, de donations diverses & d’une donation à la même époquede William 1
er d’un cellier à vin aux moines de Saint-Etienne de Caen ; donation en propre
à l’Abbaye de Marmoutiers ~1077/79 ; témoin le 14/07/1080 d’une charte royale confirmant la fondation de l’Abbaye de Lessay ; témoin en 1089 d’une charte de Robert III, duc de Normandie, confirmant la restauration du Monastère de Saint-Vigor près Bayeux ; témoin d’une charte de 1091/92 du Roi William II réglant l’Abbaye de Stow)
ép. Wandelmode (Wandelmodis, Gandelmodis)
Information Source: http://www.geneal.net/7668.htm
Richard married (Guadelmodis) Wandelmode, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in 1065 in Normandy, France. ((Guadelmodis) Wandelmode was born in 1045 in Oxfordshire, England.)