Guy of Metz LE STRANGE Hawsie NOLASTNAME Mini tree diagram


before 10221,2,3 - 10893,2

Life History

before 1022

Born in Norfolk, England.1,2,3

about 1047

Married Hawsie NOLASTNAME.2


Birth of son Guy of Metz LE STRANGE in Norfolk, England.4,5,3,2


Died in Norfolk, England.3,2


  • Most sources report no place of birth for Hoel.  I have followed theAstill Family Tree to report Norfolk as the place of birth, since allwe know about his descendants is related to Norfolk.  There is muchlegend associated with this character, and many popular genealogieshave tried to associate him with Hoel V, Count of Cornouaille inBrittany.

    This may be so, but the reported dates do not match, since HoelLeStrange is repooted to have lived until 1089, while the undocumenteddate of the supposed marriage of Hawsie to Hoel V County ofCornouaille is said to have occurred in 1066, the same year thatWilliam the Conqueror landed in Britain and claimed the crown ofEngland.

    Some also identify Hoel LeStrange withy Hoel V County of Cornouaillein Brittany.  But this appears to be an attempt to prise thishistorical figure Hoel LeStrange into the mold of the medieval romancetale that associates Guy Le Strange with the Count of Brittany.  Suchtales were normally fictional stories woven around the name or legendof a historical personage.

    Remember also that the troubadourian (trouverian) musical romancestory of Guy LeStrange was written several centuries later.  Mostsources I have seen seem to force this connection to make Hoel LeStrange the same person as Hoel V of Brittany, as the father of thehistorical Guy LeStrange.  No evidence has been found to support suchan identification.

    For similar reasons, we have been able to find no valid olderconnection for Hoel Le Strange.  His parentage and direct ancestry areunknown, despite some fanciful fictions circulating in romanticpopular genealogies.

    Hoel Le Strange
    Born in 1022 - Norfolk, England
    Deceased in 1089 - Norfolk, England , age at death: 67 years old
    Married to Hawsie ?
    Son Guy Le Strange 1048-1105
    --  Mitchell BERGER ,;p=hoel;n=le+strange


  • 1. Senderling Genealogy
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  • 2. Albert Hart, Le Strange Family Genealogy
  • 3. Le Strange GeneaNet
  • 4. Albert Hart, Le Strange Family Genealogy
  • 5. Strange Genealogy

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