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Sir Godfrey de Saint-Omer

Sir Godfrey de Saint-Omer

Male 1100 -

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  • Name Godfrey de Saint-Omer  [1
    Title Sir 
    Born 1100  Saint-Omer, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1459  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Lord Huston de Saint-Omer,   b. Abt 1080, Saint-Omer, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1150  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Godfrey of Saint-Omer (also known as Gaufred, Godefroi, or Godfrey de St Omer, Saint Omer) was a French knight, one of the founding members of the Knights Templar in 1119.

      He is said to have come from the family of the Lords of Saint-Omer (in today's northern France), possibly the son of William I, Lord of Saint Omer and Melisende de Piquigny. William and Melisende were known to have a son, Hugh, and both William and Hugh participated in the First Crusade as vassals of Robert II of Flanders. Hugh of Saint-Omer was also mentioned as one of the best knights in the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

      There are conflicting reports as to Godfrey's relationship to William and Hugh. Chronologically Godfrey may have been Hugh's brother but it is also said that he was Hugo's son. On the list of crusaders, a Gauthier de Saint-Omer is listed, which could be a mistake for Gaufred (Gauthier de Saint-Omer was not yet born). Therefore Godfrey probably came to Jerusalem in 1099 with William I and Hugh.

      According to legend, Hugues de Payens (the first Grand-Master of the Templars) and Godfrey were so poor that between the two of them they had only one horse, and this gave rise to the famous image on the seal of the Templars, of two men riding a single horse.
      Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_of_Saint-Omer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Coteau de France, Daspit, Patrick, (Location: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; Date: August 1999;).