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."
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