Galfred de PERCY
from The Pierces and Their Posterity, p1:
Galfred and his brother William became supporters of William, the Conqueror, in the Battle of Hastings, 1066. As a reward for allegience, they received large land holdings in Hamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
from "Thiry-one generations, a thousand years of Percy and Pierce":
"...Galfred and other associates and their families joined forces with Ralph the Ganger, son of a Norwegian Viking who was leading his people to a warmer climate. The emigrants sailed up the River Loire and settled in the province of Maen in Normandy. Here Manfred and his family adopted the name Percy.
"Brave Galfred to Normandy with vent'rous Rolla came;
And, from his Norman castles won, assumed the Percy name." - from Hermit of Warkworth by Thomas Percy
Note: The above quotations infer that Ralph the Ganger was the son of Rollo (see ANCESTRY OF ROLLO THE VIKING), and that Manfred and Galfred came in Rollo's original expedition into what he called Normandy. However this is apparently not the case. Manfred is listed as being born in the year 972. Rollo resigned as the first Duke of Normandy in the year 927. Therefore, either the date of Manfred's birth is incorrect, Thomas Percy was incorrect in stating that Galfred came to Normandy with Rollo, or the Rollo Thomas Percy mentioned is a different man.
Galfred married MARGARET.