Emma (…)

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Emma (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died after 1130, when she owed money on estates which had belonged to her husband in Yorkshire.1

Emma married Herbert of Winchester, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here).1

At one time, based on an uncited 14th century source, she was thought to be an illigitimate daughter of Stephen of Blois, and half-sister to Stephen, King of England. However, recent research indicates she is more likely to be the daughter of Hunger fitz Odin, and grandaughter of Odin Camerarius, both named in Domesday. Wikipedia cites a 2004 addition to the ODNB, but does not provide the reasoning. See: Janet Burton, "William of York (d. 1154)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.2,3


Herbert of Winchester
  • Herbert Fitz Herbert+1 d. bef. 1155
  • Saint William fitz Herbert, Archbishop of York3 b. bef. 1100, d. 8 Jun 1154
This person was last edited on11 Jun 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 2:618 (Fitz Herbert 1), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S2072] K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166: I. Domesday Book (Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press, 1999), 276, 307, further cited as Keats-Rohan, Domesday People.
  3. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "William of York," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_York[:WEB] (accessed Jun 2021).