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Died: prob 11 May 1138
Gundred was a sister of Gerbod the Fleming, earl of Chester, and possibly a daughter of Gerbod, hereditary advocate of the abbey of St. Bertin at St. Omer. Many sources name her as the daughter of William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda, and she has also been put forth as a daughter or stepdaughter of William the Conqueror. This, however, was shown to be false many years ago. She died in childbirth.
David C. Douglas contends in "William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England" (Berkeley: Univ of Calif Press, 1964): "The view once held that Matilda was already married [to Gerbod] when William sought her hand, and was then the mother of a daughter, Gundrada, later the wife of William de Warenne, has now been conclusively disproved by the researches of Chester Waters and Sir Charles Clay. There is no reason to suppose that Gundrada was the daughter of either William or Matilda."
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