LE SIRE de TOURNEUR.

From Le Tourneur near Vire, Normandy. Wace (l.13661) mentions "del Torneor," concerning whom very little is known. However, he also appears in the Norman Chronicle of Guillaume Tailleur as present at Hastings. He may have been killed in that engagement for he is not entered in Domesday but he probably left issue as the earlof Winterton claims descent from the sire de Tourneur, who is here recorded. A branch of the Brittany family of Houel settled at an early date in the parish of Tourneur. It is stated in Nobiliaiye de Normandie that "Houels are descendants of the race and estates of the sires du Tourneur."

--(Falaise Roll)


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