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ALSACE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                DUKES in ALSACE. 3

A.         DUKES in ALSACE (LATE 7th and EARLY 8th CENTURIES) 3

B.         DUKES in ALSACE (LATE 9th and LATE 10th CENTURIES) 10

Chapter 2.                GRAFEN im NORDGAU. 11

Chapter 3.                GRAFEN im SUNDGAU. 17

A.         LIUTFRIDE (FAMILY of HUGUES Comte de TOURS) 17

B.         FAMILY of LIUTOLD.. 25

Chapter 4.                OTHER EARLY COUNTS in ALSACE. 28

Chapter 5.                GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG. 29

A.         GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG (ETICHONEN) 29

B.         GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG (MOHA) 36

Chapter 6.                COMTES de FERRETTE [PFIRT] 1125-1324. 42

Chapter 7.                HERREN von GEROLDSECK am WASICHEN. 59

Chapter 8.                HERREN von HORBURG. 71

Chapter 9.                HERREN von LICHTENBERG. 74

Chapter 10.              GRAFEN von LÜTZELSTEIN. 92

Chapter 11.              HERREN von OCHSENSTEIN. 95

Chapter 12.              HERREN von RAPPOLTSTEIN (RIBEAUPIERRE) 108

Chapter 13.              GRAFEN von SAARWERDEN. 150

Chapter 14.              STRASBOURG: AVOCATS/VÖGTE. 153

Chapter 15.              HERREN, GRAFEN von VALKENSTEIN. 158

Chapter 16.              HERREN von VINSTINGEN (FENETRANGES) 159

Chapter 17.              GRAFEN von WERDE, LANDGRAFEN of ALSACE. 163

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The territory of Alsace formed part of the duchy of Alemannia, one of the four original provinces of Germany which survived as an autonomous entity until it was defeated by the early Carolingian Franks in 746/47, at which time the Alemannic dukes were deposed and a large part of the Alemannic nobility killed at Canstatt, near Stuttgart[1].  During the late 7th and early 8th centuries, dukes are recorded in Alsace, although it is supposed that they were subordinate to the dukes of Alemannia.  Wilsdorf suggests that the following charter indicates that the Merovingian duchy of Alsace no longer then existed as the submission of Honau abbey, founded by Duke Liutfried, to Pépin “le Bref” would have been unnecessary if a native Alsatian duke had ruled at the time[2]:  “Pippinus maior domus” granted exemptions to Honau abbey at the abbot’s request by charter dated to [748][3].  No record has been found of descendants of the Merovingian dukes of Alsace beyond the mid-8th century and it is assumed that, if there were survivors of the first ducal dynasty, they played no part in governing Alsace after the Carolingian occupation.  The name “Liutfried” re-emerges in the family of Hugues Comte de Tours, whose family were Grafen im Sundgau (see Chapter 3.A.), suggesting descent from the earlier ducal line either in the male or female line.  “Eticho”, also associated with the earliest dukes, re-emerges with the possible grandson of Conrad “l’Ancien”, ancestor of the Welf dynasty (see the document SWABIA NOBILITY), who married Adelais daughter of Hugues Comte de Tours. 

 

Alsace formed part of the kingdom of Lotharingia under the division of the Frankish empire agreed at the treaty of Verdun in 843.  The Annales Bertiniani record that Lothar II King of Lotharingia invested his son Hugues with the duchy of Alsace in 867[4].  Under the 870 treaty which divided Lotharingia between the East and West Frankish kingdoms "…in Elisatio comitatus II…" were assigned to Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks[5].  However, Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks invaded Alsace after the death of King Lothar and Duke Hugues was obliged to submit to him.  The two Alsatian counties (identified as Sundgau and Nordgau) do not appear to have been considered as part of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia after its formation in the mid-10th century.  It is likely that Alsace at that time formed part of the duchy of Swabia.  Primary sources name the Grafen im Nordgau and Grafen im Sundgau as counts in Alsace between the 9th and 11th centuries.  After that time, the counties of Egisheim and Dagsburg emerged as the primary counties in Alsace.  The county of Ferrette (Pfirt) developed in southern Alsace in the early 12th century. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    DUKES in ALSACE

 

 

A.      DUKES in ALSACE (LATE 7th and EARLY 8th CENTURIES)

 

 

1.         GUNDOIN (-after 6 Sep 667).  Duke in Alsace.  "Childericus rex Francorum, Emnehildis et Bilihildis…reginæ…Gundoino duce et Hodone domestico" confirmed the property of the monastery of Stablo and Malmedy by charter dated 6 Sep 667[6]

 

2.         BONIFACIUS (-[666/67]).  Duke in Alsace.  "Childericus rex Francorum, Bonifacio duci" donated property on the advice of "Emhilde regine" to the monastery of St Gregory in Vosges by charter dated to [660/62][7].  "Childericus rex Francorum" donated property on the request of "Amelrico, Bonefacio ducibus" and the advice of "Emnehildæ reginæ" by charter dated to [664/66][8]

 

 

ETICHO [Chadicho/Adalrico], son of LEUDESIUS maior domus & his wife --- (-after 4 Sep 677, maybe after 25 Jun 692)"Childericus rex Francorum, Chadicho duce, Rodeberto comite" donated property to the monastery of St Gregory in Alsace by charter dated 4 Mar 673, the editor of the compilation identifying "Chadicho duce" with Eticho Duke in Alsace, commenting that he had succeed Boniface as duke in 666[9].  Wilsdorf explains the etymological connection between the names “Eticho” and “Chadich/Adalrico”[10]Duke in Alsace.  The Vita Germani records that "Chatalrichus sive Chaticus" succeeded on the deaths of "Gundoinus dux et Bonifacius dux", commenting in the next paragraph that he "cum Ericho comite" was responsible for the martyrdom of Germanus "in basilica sancti Mauricii"[11]The Passio Leudegarii records that "Desideratus…cognomento Deidoni…cum Bobone et cum Chadalrico duce" campaigned against Lyon[12], presumably dated to the late 660s or early 670s.  "Dagobertus rex Francorum" donated property confiscated from "Adalricus dux" to the monastery of "Fontis Besuæ" by charter dated 4 Sep 677[13].  "Chlodovius rex Francorum" with "Aerico duci et Charievio comiti" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Stablo and Malmedy by charter dated 25 Jun 692[14].  It is assumed that "Aerico duci" in this last charter refers to Eticho although this is not certain. 

m BERSWINDA, daughter of ---.  The Cronica Hohenburgensis records the marriage of "Athicum seu Adalricum" and "Berswindam…filiam sororis sancti Leodegarii, sororem videlicet regina"[15].  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "Berswindam, filiam sororis Leodegarii episcopi…et Garini comitis Pictavensis, sororem videlicet regina" as the wife of Athicus[16]

Eticho/Adalrico & his wife had five children: 

1.         ADALBERT [I] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum, Battichonem, Hugonem, Hechonem" as the four sons of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[17]Duke in Alsace.  He is named "ducis Adelberti" in the Annales Murbacenses as father of Eberhard[18]

-        see below.   

2.         BATTICHO .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum, Battichonem, Hugonem, Hechonem" as the four sons of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[19]m ---.  The name of Batticho´s wife is not known.  Batticho & his wife had one child: 

a)         BORO (-after 748).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Boronem" as the son of "Batticho"[20].  “Boronus” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 21 Jun 723[21].  “Boronus” donated property “in pago Alsaciorum…" inherited from "genitore meo Badocune” to Wissembourg by charter dated 739, before 23 Oct[22].  “Boronus illuster vir” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 16 Apr 748[23]m ---.  The name of Boro´s wife is not known.  Boro & his wife had two children: 

i)          ADALBERT [II] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum et Choros" as the two sons of "Boro"[24]

ii)         CHOROS .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum et Choros" as the two sons of "Boro"[25]m ---.  The name of Choros´s wife is not known.  Choros & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ADALBERT [III] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum" as the son of "Choros"[26].  "Adalberctus filius Crosoni" donated property to Fulda by charter dated 1 Apr 805[27]

3.         HUGO [I] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum, Battichonem, Hugonem, Hechonem" as the four sons of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[28]m ---.  The name of Hugo´s wife is not known.  Hugo & his wife had two children: 

a)         BODOL (-after 18 Dec 750).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Bodolem et Bleonum" as the two sons of "Hugo"[29].  “Bodalus filius Hugone quondam” donated property to St Gregory´s monastery, for the soul of “filio meo Gherhanho”, by charter dated 18 Dec 747[30].  “Bodolus” donated property to Hohenau monastery by charter dated 12 Oct 749, which names “genitor meus…Hugo quondam[31].  “Bodalus filius Hugone quondam” donated “prædia in Hodulfeshaim” to St Gregory´s monastery, for the soul of “filio meo Gherhanho”, by charter dated 18 Dec 750[32]m ---.  The name of Bodol´s wife is not known.  Bodol & his wife had three children: 

i)          GERHAN (-before 18 Dec 747).  “Bodalus filius Hugone quondam” donated property to St Gregory´s monastery, for the soul of “filio meo Gherhanho”, by charter dated 18 Dec 747[33]

ii)         RICHWINA .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Ruchuinam et Adalam" as the two daughters of "Bodol"[34]

iii)        ADELA (-after 18 Aug 754).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Ruchuinam et Adalam" as the two daughters of "Bodol"[35].  “Adala filia Bodali” donated property to Hornbach monastery by charter dated 18 Aug 754[36]

b)         BLEON .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Bodolem et Bleonum" as the two sons of "Hugo"[37]m ---.  The name of Bleon´s wife is not known.  Bleon & his wife had one child: 

i)          HUGO [III] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hug" as the son of "Bleon", adding that Hugo donated "totum quod habuit in marca Teorasheim"[38].  “Hugo” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 29 May 748 which names "genitor meus Bleonus"[39]

4.         HAICHO (-after 17 Sep 723).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum, Battichonem, Hugonem, Hechonem" as the four sons of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[40].  “Haicho” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 17 Sep 723 witnessed by “Hugonis filii sui, Albrici filii sui[41]m ---.  The name of Haicho´s wife is not known.  Haicho & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGO [II] (-after 10 Jun 785).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugonem et Albericum" as the two sons of "Hecho"[42].  “Haicho” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 17 Sep 723 witnessed by “Hugonis filii sui, Albrici filii sui[43].  "Huc" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villas…Ostheim et in Conesheim…" to Fulda by charter dated 10 Jun 785 for the soul of "filii mei Hahiconi", with the consent of "Eburhardus"[44]m ---.  The name of Hugo´s wife is not known.  Hugo & his wife had one child: 

i)          HAICHO (-before 10 Jun 785).  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hechonem" as the son of "Hug"[45].  "Huc" donated property "in pago Alsacinse in villas…Ostheim et in Conesheim…" to Fulda by charter dated 10 Jun 785 for the soul of "filii mei Hahiconi", with the consent of "Eburhardus"[46]

b)         ALBERIC .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugonem et Albericum" as the two sons of "Hecho"[47].  “Haicho” donated property to Honau monastery by charter dated 17 Sep 723 witnessed by “Hugonis filii sui, Albrici filii sui[48]m ---.  The name of Alberic´s wife is not known.  Alberic & his wife had four children: 

i)          HUGBERT .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugbertum, Hebrohardum, Horbertum et Thetibaldum" as the four sons of "Albericus"[49]

ii)         EBERHARD [II] .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugbertum, Hebrohardum, Horbertum et Thetibaldum" as the four sons of "Albericus"[50]

iii)        HORBERT .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugbertum, Hebrohardum, Horbertum et Thetibaldum" as the four sons of "Albericus"[51]

iv)       THETIBALD .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Hugbertum, Hebrohardum, Horbertum et Thetibaldum" as the four sons of "Albericus"[52]

5.         ODILA (-after 28 Dec 708).  The Cronica Hohenburgensis names "Odilam" as the daughter of "Athicum seu Adalricum" & his wife, recording that she was born blind and recovered her sight after baptism by "Herhardo Ratisponensem episcopo et Hylelulfo Treverensi"[53].  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "sanctam Otiliam" as the daughter of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[54].  The testament of “Odilia…abbatissa in Hohenburc”, dated 28 Dec 708, names “pater meus dux Adalricus[55]

 

 

ADALBERT, son of ETICHO [Adalrico] Duke in Alsace & his wife Berswinda --- .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Adelbertum, Battichonem, Hugonem, Hechonem" as the four sons of "Adalrici ducis vel alio nomine Hettichonis"[56]Duke in Alsace.  He is named "ducis Adelberti" in the Annales Murbacenses as father of Eberhard[57]

m INGINA, daughter of ---.  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 5 Feb 737 under which “Liutfrudus…dux” sold property “in Aunulfouuilare quicquid Ingina genitore meo[58]

Adalbert & his wife had six children: 

1.         LUITFRIED [I] (-after [740/41]).  The Annales Murbacenses record the foundation of the monastery in 715 by "comes…Eberhardus, filius ducis Adelberti", and his donations following the death of "filio predicti comitis" with the consent of "fratris sui Leudofredi et coniugis sue Emeltrudis"[59].  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Lutfridum et Ebrohardum" as the two sons of "Adelbertus"[60]Duke [of Alsace].  “Liutfridus dux” donated property “in villa Burghaime”, inherited from “pater meus Adalbertus”, to Weissenburg monastery by charter dated [739/40], which names “germano meo Hebrohardo”, with the consent of “Hiltrude[61].  “Liutfridus dux et Hiltrudis ducissa” sold property “in pago Halisacinse…Burghaime” by charter dated [740/41][62].  Wilsdorf highlights the suggestion that Liutfried may have died during “les attaques des Alamans en Alsace en 742 ou 743” but is sceptical in the absence of proof[63]m HILTRUDIS, daughter of ---.  “Liutfridus dux” donated property “in villa Burghaime”, inherited from “pater meus Adalbertus”, to Weissenburg monastery by charter dated [739/40], which names “germano meo Hebrohardo”, with the consent of “Hiltrude[64].  “Liutfridus dux et Hiltrudis ducissa” sold property “in pago Halisacinse…Burghaime” by charter dated [740/41][65]

2.         EBERHARD [I] (-747, bur Murbach).  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "duos fratres Eberhardus [et] Maso", specifying that Eberhard was "in castro Egenesheim" without wife or heirs[66].  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "Lutfridum et Ebrohardum" as the two sons of "Adelbertus"[67].  The Annales Murbacenses record the foundation of the monastery in 715 by "comes…Eberhardus, filius ducis Adelberti", and his donations following the death of "filio predicti comitis", with the consent of "fratris sui Leudofredi et coniugis sue Emeltrudis", and his burial in the monastery[68].  "Theudericus rex Francorum" donated property "in alodo fidele nostro Ebrochardo comite" to the monastery of "Vosagus in loco Vivario…sive Muorbach in pago Alsacinse" by charter dated 12 Jul 727[69].  “Ebrohardus et coniunx mea Chimildrudis” donated property to Weissenburg monastery by charter dated 23 Mar [736/37][70]The Annales Alammanici record the death of "Eburhardus" in 747[71], although it is not known whether this was the same person because of the difficulty in dating the reference in the Chronicon Ebersheimense.  "Pippinus rex Francorum" confirmed the privileges of Kloster Murbach by undated charter, placed in the compilation with charters dated [762/63], which records that "Eberhardi" founded the monastery[72]m EMELTRUDIS, daughter of ---.  The Annales Murbacenses record the foundation of the monastery in 715 by "comes…Eberhardus, filius ducis Adelberti", and his donations following the death of "filio predicti comitis" with the consent of "fratris sui Leudofredi et coniugis sue Emeltrudis"[73].  “Ebrohardus et coniunx mea Chimildrudis” donated property to Weissenburg monastery by charter dated 23 Mar [736/37][74]Eberhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         son (-before 715).  The Annales Murbacenses record the foundation of the monastery in 715 by "comes…Eberhardus, filius ducis Adelberti", and his donations following the death of "filio predicti comitis" with the consent of "fratris sui Leudofredi et coniugis sue Emeltrudis"[75]

3.         MASO .  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "duos fratres Eberhardus [et] Maso", specifying that Maso was "in vallis Masonis" and had sons[76].  A charter of Emperor Louis I dated 823 relating to "Masonis monasterio" specifies that it was located "in parte Vosagi…vallis Masonis, fratre…ducis Lutfridi et Eberardi, qui Morbach construxit"[77]m ---.  The name of Maso's wife is not known.  Maso & his wife had --- children: 

a)         sons .  The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "duos fratres Eberhardus [et] Maso", specifying that Maso was "in vallis Masonis" and had sons[78]

4.         ATALA .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "sanctam Attalam, Eugeniam et Gerlindam" as the three daughters of "Adelbertus"[79]

5.         EUGENIA .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "sanctam Attalam, Eugeniam et Gerlindam" as the three daughters of "Adelbertus"[80]

6.         GERLINDA .  A 15th century genealogy included in the cartulary of Honau names "sanctam Attalam, Eugeniam et Gerlindam" as the three daughters of "Adelbertus"[81]

 

 

 

B.      DUKES in ALSACE (LATE 9th and LATE 10th CENTURIES)

 

 

1.         HUGUES, illegitimate son of LOTHAR II King of Lotharingia & his [mistress/second wife] Waldrada ([855/60]-after 895).  Duke of Alsace 867, until after Aug 869.  The Annales Bertiniani record that King Lothar invested "filioque suo de Waldrada Hugoni" with "ducatum Elisatium" in 867[82].  Herimannus names "Hugonem, Lotharii regis ex Waldrada filium" when recording his rebellion in 879[83]After his father's death, Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks invaded Alsace and Hugues was obliged to submit to him. 

 

 

2.         UDO (-after 1 Jul 1004).  Duke in Alsace"…Uto dux…" witnessed the charter dated 20 May 999 under which "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed "Hemediec et Egilolfi fratrum" with rights to a market "in provincia Alsacia…Nortgeuui…Altorf" naming "Eberhardi comitis" and also witnessed by "…Liutfridus comes…"[84].  As Eberhard and Liutfried were the two known counts in Alsace at that date, in Nordgau and Sundgau respectively, the implication is the ducatus of "Uto" was also in Alsace and both counts held their fiefdoms from him.  This suggests that, at that time at least, Alsace was considered as a separate duchy from Swabia, whose duke was Hermann II [Konradiner] in 999.  Count in Alsace.  "Henricus…rex" confirmed prior concessions by "duce Rudolfo" of property in "Columbra et Hittinheim…in Alsatia…in comitatu Odonis comitis" to Kloster Peterlingen by charters dated 21 Oct 1003, specifying that this property previously belonged to "Guntramnus"[85].  "Henricus…rex" confirmed prior concessions by "duce Ruodolfo" of property in "Columbra et Hittinheim…in Alsatia…in comitatu Vdonis comitis" to Kloster Peterlingen by charter dated 1004, specifying that this property previously belonged to "Guntramnus", and adding property "in villa Badelesbach in pago Mortanouua et in comitatu Chuononis comitis cæteraque in Alsatia et in comitatu Odonis comitis"[86].  "Henricus…rex" granted hunting rights in "Alsacia…iuxta Renum in comitatu Utonis" to Adalbero Bishop of Basel by charter dated 1 Jul 1004[87]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    GRAFEN im NORDGAU

 

 

Use of the names Hugo and Eberhard suggest that the Grafen im Nordgau were descended from the family of the Dukes in Alsace (Chapter 1) but the precise descent has not been traced in the primary sources which have so far been consulted in the preparation of this document.  The use of the name "Matfried" in this family during the later 10th and early 11th centuries suggests a connection with the "Matfriedinger" family who were counts of Metz and, later, dukes of Upper Lotharingia.  An indication that this may be correct is found in the reference in the Annalista Saxo to Bruno von Egisheim being "Conradi imperatoris consobrinus" when recording his election as Pope Leo IX[88], Emperor Konrad's mother being the sister of Gerhard and Adalbert Counts of Metz [Matfriedinger].  Too little information is known about the wives of the Nordgau counts to speculate sensibly about where the connection might be. 

 

 

1.         HUGO [IV] .  “Huc quondam comes” exchanged property with Weissenburg monastery by charter dated 2 Sep [821/22], subscribed by “Etih, Lantberti com, Ruadberti, Gerolti com, Uitoni com, Adadramno com, Rorione com, Ingiberti com, Gundharti com, Eggiharti com, Adalberti comite stabuli…[89]

 

2.         EBERHARD [III] (-after 898).  The Gesta Francorum records that "Notingum episcopum et Eburhardum comitum, missos Hludowici nepotis sui [regis]" were "received and heard" at a council held in Feb 858 at Ulm[90].  The Annales Fuldenses also name "Notingum episcopum et Eburhardum comitem" as missi of "Hludowici nepotis sui" at a council "in villa Alemanniæ Ulma" in Feb 858[91].  Graf im Nordgau 888.  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in pago Mortunouua…in comitatu Ebarhardi in locis Ouuanheim et Baldanheim" to "prespitero…Isanpreht" by charter dated 26 May 888[92]Graf im oberen Aargau 891.  "Arnolfus…rex" granted property "in comitatu Eburhardi in superiore Argowe…in loco Bach" to the church of Strasbourg by charter dated 22 Apr 892[93].  Arnulf King of Gemany confirmed grants of property "in superiori Aragouue in comitatu Hebarhardi" to St Gallen by "nobilis matrona Pirin" by charter dated 26 Aug 894[94]m ADELINDA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Eberhard [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGO [V] (-940).  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names Hugo son of "comes…de Alsaciæ partibus nomine Heberardus"[95]Graf im Nordgau 910. 

-        see below

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and the Grafen im Nordgau is not known. 

1.         [son/daughter .  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names "Waldrada…Heberardo comitis consanguinitatis" as concubine of Lothaire II King of Lotharingia[96], Waldrada being described in another source as sister of Gunther Archbishop of Köln.  The precise relationship with the Alsatian Grafen im Nordgau is unknown.  It is provisionally represented here as through the family of the archbishop's mother, whose name and origin are otherwise unknown, but this is solely for the purpose of introducing the hyperlink to the document HOLLAND & FRISIA and must not be assumed to be correct.  m ---, [son/daughter] of ---.] 

 

 

HUGO [V], son of EBERHARD [III] Graf im Nordgau & his wife Adelinda --- (-940).  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names Hugo son of "comes…de Alsaciæ partibus nomine Heberardus"[97]Graf im Nordgau 910.  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "comites…Hug"[98].  Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany granted property "in pago et comitatu Albinense" to "vassalli Hugonis comitis…Bernardo seu Rathfrido ac Reginando" by charter dated 15 Oct 910[99].  "Chuonradus…rex" granted property "in loco Munichinga in pago Chlethgeuue" to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 11 Mar 912 at the request of "comitum quoque Erchangarii et Chuonradi, Odalrici, Hugonis"[100].  "Chuonradus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster Murbach by charter dated 12 Mar 913 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum Hathonis, Salomonis, Thiodolfi, Hildini, Einhardi, Erchangarii, Chuonradi, Hugonis, Ottonis, Heinrici, Bopponis, Udalrici, Eberhardi"[101]He became a monk. 

m HILDEGARD, daughter of ---.  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names "Hildegardis…comitissa" as wife of Hugo[102]

Hugo [V] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         EBERHARD [IV] (-[18 Dec 972/973]).  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names "primogenitus Heberardus, secundus Hugo, tercio Guntramnus" as the three sons of Hugo[103]Graf im Nordgau 959/67.  "Otto…rex" granted property "Luterhaa" which he received from "filiis Hugonis Heberhardo et Hugone" to Kloster Alanesberg by charter dated 6 Apr 959[104].  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed donations of property "de locis Ozenheim, Tetingen…in pago Moiinegouwe in comitatu Eberhardi comitis" by "nobis nepos et equivocus noster Otto dux Sweuorum" to "sancti Petri Ascaffaburg" by charter dated 29 Aug 975[105], although it is not known whether this refers to the same Graf Eberhard.  m ---.  The identity of Eberhard´s wife is not known with certainty.  She has been identified as Liutgarde, widow of Adalbert Graf [von Metz], daughter of WIGERICH [III] Graf im Bidgau & his wife Cunegondis ---.  The only basis for this hypothesis is the charter dated 8 Apr 960 under which "Liutgardis" donated property "in comitatu Nithegowe cui Godefridus comes preesse", which she inherited from "parentibus meis Wigerico et Cunegunda", to St Maximin at Trier "pro remedio…parentum meorum, seniorum quoque meorum Alberti et Everhardi vel filiorum meorum"[106].  Eberhard [IV] Graf im Nordgau appears to have been the only contemporary Count Eberhard who could be identified as Liutgarde´s second husband.  The hypothesis is accepted by Poull[107] and Europäische Stammtafeln[108].  Rösch[109] is more cautious, referring to Liutgarde's second husband as "Eberhard" without citing his origin.  Wegener[110] assumes that the wording of the 960 charter means that "Alberti et Everhardi" were Liutgard's successive husbands and that both were deceased at the date of the charter, although this is not necessarily the only interpretation of the text.  He argues that Liutgarde's second husband could not therefore have been Eberhard [IV] Graf im Nordgau, who died in [972/73], and suggests that he was Eberhard Duke of Bavaria [Liutpoldinger].  However, as the last reference to Duke Eberhard is in 938, this would mean that he was Luitgarde's first husband, which appears unlikely if the order of the names of her two husbands in the charter was chronological.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines provides some interesting corroboration for Liutgarde's marriage to Graf Eberhard [IV] by recording "comes Hugo de Daburg, pater sancti Leonis pape" as "consobrinus" of "imperator Conradus"[111].  If the origin of Liutgarde's two husbands were as shown here, Hugo [IX] Graf von Egisheim would have been second cousin once removed of Emperor Konrad, the emperor being the great-grandson of Liutgarde by her supposed first marriage, while Hugo would have been her grandson by her second marriage.  Eberhard [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGO [VII] "Raucus" ([after 945]-before 986).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "Eberhardus comes…filius eius Hugo, qui erat aliquantulum raucus", specifying that he founded the monastery of Altorff where his father was buried[112]Graf im Nordgau 951/973. 

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2.         HUGO [VI] .  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names "primogenitus Heberardus, secundus Hugo, tercio Guntramnus" as the three sons of Hugo[113]"Otto…rex" confirmed the immunities of Kloster Essen including over land "excepta in loco Ruoldinghus quam Eggihart et eius coniunx Rikilt" possessed by hereditary right and in land "in comitatu Ecberti et Cobbonis" by charter dated 15 Jan 947, signed by "Heinrici fratris regis, Herimanni ducis, Cuonradi comitis, Erenfridi comitis, Gebehardi comitis, Ekkihardi comitis, Hugonis comitis"[114], although it is not certain this refers to Hugo [VI].  "Otto…rex" granted property "Luterhaa" which he received from "filiis Hugonis Heberhardo et Hugone" to Kloster Alanesberg by charter dated 6 Apr 959[115] 

3.         GUNTRAM (-after 952).  The Vita Sancti Deicoli names "primogenitus Heberardus, secundus Hugo, tercio Guntramnus" as the three sons of Hugo[116].  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "Guntramus filius Hugonis" in relation to a donation of property to the monastery "pro anime sue remedio"[117].  Jackman refers to "extraordinary confiscations…imposed on the rebel Guntram" in 952 but does not cite the primary source[118]"Otto…rex" donated several named properties "in pago Elisaza…et in comitatu Bernhardi comitis…in villis Brumagad, et in Mumenheim et in Grioz et in Walahon et in Bernnesheim et in Moreseim", confiscated from "Guntrammus", to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 11 Aug 953[119], presumably as a result of this event.  "Otto…rex" donated property "in ducatu Alamannico in comitatu Burchardi ducis Durgeuue…in villa Askinza" which had been confiscated from "Gundranmus comes" to Kloster Einsiedeln by charter dated 6 Jan 958[120].  "Otto…rex" granted property "in locis…Cholumbra et Hitinheim" which "Guntramnus in Hillisazaas…in comitatu in partibus Hillisazius Ruodolfo prænominato" held to "fideli nostro Ruodolfo" Kloster Alanesberg by charter dated 6 Apr 959[121]

4.         [ADELA (-961)The Annales Hanoniæ record the death in 961 of "Adela comitissa Montensis…uxor Ragineri comitis"[122], although as this passage follows closely on those dealing with the exploits of "Raginerus Longi-colli" it is unclear to which Count Reginar the Annales are referring at this point.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  m REGINAR [III] Comte de Hainaut, son of REGINAR [II] Comte de Hainaut & his wife --- (920-973).] 

 

 

HUGO [VII] "Raucus", son of EBERHARD [IV] Graf im Nordgau & his wife [Liutgarde von Metz] (-before 986).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "Eberhardus comes…filius eius Hugo, qui erat aliquantulum raucus", specifying that he founded the monastery of Altorff where his father was buried[123]Graf im Nordgau 951/973.  "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "Hohfeldon et Sarameresheim, Suehhusun at Morinzanuuileri atque Salise sitas in Elisazium in comitatu Hugonis comitis" to "coniuge nostre Adelheide imperatrici" by charter dated 16 Nov 968[124]

m --- ([950]-).  The name and origin of Count Hugo's wife are unknown.  Her birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date range of her son Hugo. 

Hugo [VII] & his wife had four children:   

1.         EBERHARD [V] (-21 Jun 1016 or after).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi", and also "Bertha comitissa uxor Eberhardi" in relation to a donation of property to the monastery[125].  Graf im Nordgau.  "Otto…rex" confirmed rights of Kloster Peterlingen in "duas villas in Alsazia sitas…Columbra in comitatu Liutfridi comitis…Hittinheim in comitatu Eberhardi comitis" by charter dated 25 Oct 986[126].  "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed "Hemediec et Egilolfi fratrum" with rights to a market "in provincia Alsacia…Nortgeuui…Altorf" by charter dated 20 May 999 which names "Eberhardi comitis" and is witnessed by "Gerhardus, Mathfridus, Uto dux, Liutfridus comes, Adelhardus, Unipertus et Marguuardus"[127].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted property "ab Eberhardo comite iniuste sibi usurpatum" to Kloster Luders by charter dated 21 Jun 1016[128]m [BERTA, daughter of ---].  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "Bertha comitissa uxor Eberhardi" in relation to her donation to Strasbourg St Marie[129], although it is not entirely clear from the context that her husband was Eberhard [VI]. 

2.         GERHARD .  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi"[130]"Gerhardus, Mathfridus…" were the first two subscribers of the charter dated 20 May 999 under which "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed "Hemediec et Egilolfi fratrum" with rights to a market "in provincia Alsacia…Nortgeuui…Altorf" naming "Eberhardi comitis"[131].  It is possible that they were Eberhard's brothers but this is not certain. 

3.         MATFRIED .  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi"[132]"Gerhardus, Mathfridus…" were the first two subscribers of the charter dated 20 May 999 under which "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed "Hemediec et Egilolfi fratrum" with rights to a market "in provincia Alsacia…Nortgeuui…Altorf" naming "Eberhardi comitis"[133].  It is possible that they were Eberhard's brothers but this is not certain. 

4.         HUGO [VIII] ([970/75]-).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi"[134]His birth date range is estimated from the birth of his son Pope Leo in 1002.  Graf im Nordgau und zu Egisheim.   

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Chapter 3.    GRAFEN im SUNDGAU

 

 

 

A.      LIUTFRIDE (FAMILY of HUGUES Comte de TOURS)

 

 

According to Thegan, this family descended from the early 8th century dukes in Alsace (see Chapter 1.A) as he refers to the wife of Emperor Lothar as "filiam Hugi comitis, qui erat de stirpe cuiusdam ducis nomine Etih"[135]The Miraculis Sancti Germani refers to Adelheid, daughter of Hugues Comte de Tours, as “primorum et ipsa natalium perinde titulus gloriosa[136].  This may be hyperbole, but the wording does suggest an unusually illustrious ancestry.  The precise relationship has not yet been identified but the name “Liutfried” does suggest a family connection with the earlier Alsatian ducal family.  Such a connection could also explain (1) the high profile marriages of Hugues’s daughters into the imperial family and the families of some of the most prominent nobility at the Carolingian court and (2) the extent of Hugues’s property interests in Alsace which are revealed by the charter with Wissenbourg which records exchanges which he made 2 Sep 1820[137]

 

 

1.         LIUTFRIED [I] (-after 11 Jan 813).  "Imma" donated property to Fulda by charter dated 11 Jan 813, subscribed by "Liutfrid comes"[138].  His connection with the family of the later Grafen im Sundgau has not been ascertained, although his name does suggest a relationship which could have been through the male or female line. 

 

2.         HUGUES (-20 Oct 837, bur Monza)Thegan refers to the wife of Emperor Lothar as "filiam Hugi comitis, qui erat de stirpe cuiusdam ducis nomine Etih" and in the following paragraph names her "Irmingarda"[139]"Karolus…augustus…imperator Romanum…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" donated property "in pago Andegavino in loco Laniaco…et in pago Rodonico" to Kloster Prüm by charter dated 28 Apr 807 which names "Hugo comes"[140]Comte de Tours: Einhard names "Haido episcopus Baslensus et Hugus comes Toronicus et Aio Langobardus de Foroiluii" as imperial missi who met the missi from Constantinople in 811[141]The Annales Fuldenses record that the emperor sent "Haitonem Basilensem episcopus et Hug comitem Turonicum et Aio Langobardum de Aquileia" as missi to Constantinople in 811 to confirm the peace "cum Niceforo"[142].  The Gesta Francorum names "Hug comitem Turonicum" in 811[143]Timiolus and abbot of St Julien d'Auxerre 811.  The extensive interests of Hugues in Alsace are confirmed by the following document: a charter confirms imperial agreement to an exchange of property agreed 2 Sep 1820 between “Huc quondam comes” and “monasterium...Wizunburg” which specifies numerous places in Alsace[144].  The reference “quondam” is unexplained unless the document was prepared later than the date specified, either during the period which followed Hugues’s asset confiscations in [828] or after he died.  Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that Emperor Louis was met at "Compendium" by "Pippinus filius eius cum magnatis primis patris sui…Hug et Matfrido…Gotefrido"[145].  The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names "Hugonem et Mathfridum comites" as missi of Pepin King of Aquitaine [in 827][146].  Wilsdorf highlights the likelihood that the failure of their campaign against the Moors in the march of Spain at this time was due to delay in Hugues and Matfried arriving with their army in time to prevent the devastation of areas around Barcelona and Girona[147].  This appears confirmed by the Vita Hludowici Imperatoris which records that the affair was submitted to an assembly at Aachen in Feb 828 which recommended the confiscation of their assets as punishment[148].  This presumably included the county of Tours, in the case of Hugues who, as noted below, was called “timidus” by Thegan.  Wilsdorf highlights the probable involvement of Hugues in the plots in [830/36], resulting from the rivalry between Emperor Louis (and his wife Judith) and the emperor’s eldest son Lothaire, which resulted in further periods of successive rehabilitation and disgrace for Hugues, culminating in his exile to northern Italy[149].  Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "Hlutharius" submitted to his father Emperor Louis I [in 836] followed by "socer eius Hug timidus"[150].  The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "Wala Corbeiensis abbas, Matfridus, Hugo, Lantbertus, Godefridus, itemque filius eius Godefridus, Agimbertus comes Pertensis…sed et Richardus" died between "Kal Sep usque ad missam sancti Martini" [in 836][151].  The Gesta Francorum records that "Lantbertus et Hugus" were among the "plureo ex primoribus Italiæ" who were killed at Ticino "837 III Kal Ian noctu octies" when "tremuisse perhibetur"[152].  The Annales Fuldenses also record the earthquake at Ticino in Italy "837 III Kal Ian" in which "plures ex primoribus Italiæ" were killed including "Lantbertus et Hugus"[153]m AVA, daughter of --- (-4 Sep 839, bur Monza).  Her marriage is inferred from the testament of her supposed son-in-law "Gerardus [comes]" who names "coniugis meæ…Berthæ…genitoribus atque parentibus…Luthardi et Grimildis atque…Hugonis et Bavæ…filiis et filiabus ipsorum"[154].  Hugues & his wife had six children: 

a)         ERMENGARDE (-20 Mar 851, bur Kloster Erstein, near Strasbourg)Thegan refers to the wife of Emperor Lothar as "filiam Hugi comitis, qui erat de stirpe cuiusdam ducis nomine Etih" and in the following paragraph names her "Irmingarda"[155]The Annales Xantenses record the marriage in 821 of "Ludewicus imperator…filio suo Lothario" and "Ermingardam filiam Hugonis comitis Turonicorum"[156].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ermengardis filia…Hugonis Provincie ducis vel comitis" as wife of "Lotharius imperator"[157].  She founded Kloster Erstein in Alsace 849m (Thionville, Moselle mid-Oct 821) Emperor LOTHAR I, son of Emperor LOUIS I "le Pieux" & his first wife Ermengardis [de Hesbaye] (795-Kloster Prüm 29 Sep 855, bur Kloster Prüm).  He was installed as LOTHAR I King of Lotharingia in 843. 

b)         ADELAIS (-after 866)The Miraculis Sancti Germani name "Adheleid" as wife of "Chuonradus princeps", noting that she was “primorum et ipsa natalium perinde titulus gloriosa[158]A poem by Walahfridus Strabus records the epitaph of "Adelheidam"[159].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Some secondary works[160] assert that the second husband of Adelais was Robert "le Fort" [Capet].  If this is correct, Adelais must have been Comte Robert's second or third wife as Conrad died after 862 by which date Robert's known children were already born.  The assertion appears based on the Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon which names "duo filii Rotberti Andegavorum comitis, frs Hugonis abbatis, senior Odo…Robertus alter"[161]Settipani states that the passage is a 12th century interpolation and has little historical value, although he does suggest that it is likely that the wife of Comte Robert was a close relation of Adelais without providing the basis for this statement[162].  A family connection between Comte Robert and Conrad Comte de Paris is also suggested by the former being invested with the county of Auxerre in 865, after this county was confiscated from the latter (as recorded by Hincmar[163]), on the assumption that there was some basis of heredity behind the transmission of counties in France at that time (which is probable, but remains unproven).  m CONRAD "l'Ancien" Comte de Paris, son of WELF I Graf in Swabia & his wife Heilwig --- (-22 Mar [862/66]).    

c)         BERTA (-[6 Nov] 877).  Her parentage is indicated by her husband's testament under which "Gerardus [comes]" names "coniugis meæ…Berthæ…genitoribus atque parentibus…Luthardi et Grimildis atque…Hugonis et Bavæ…filiis et filiabus ipsorum"[164]Pope John VIII recalls "Gerardus comes…cum Berta quondam conjuge sua" as founders of the monastery referred to in his letter[165].  Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks confirmed the foundation of the monastery "in pago Avalensi in parrochia Augustudunensis civitatis in loco…Virziliacus" by "Gerardus…comes", with the consent of "coniugis sue Berthæ", by charter dated 6 Jan 868[166]The Chronico Vezeliacensi records that "Berta comitissa hujus loci fundatrix" died in 844 and was buried "apud Pulterias"[167], although the year is incorrect.  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "VIII Id Nov" of "Berta comitissa"[168]m GERARD [de Roussillon] Comte de Vienne, son of [LIUTHARD & his wife Grimhild ---] (-[11 Feb or 4 Mar] 874, bur Avignon). 

d)         HUGUES (-before 24 Jan 835, bur Milan San Ambrogio).  Wilsdorf records that Hugues and Liutfried [II], sons of Hugues, accompanied their father to northern Italy where the younger Hugues died and was buried in Milan, as confirmed by a charter dated 24 Jan 835 under which his brother Lothar I donated property to San Ambrogio at the request of his wife who was Hugues’s sister[169]

e)         LIUTFRIED [II] (-[864/66]).  The Annales Bertiniani name "Liutfrido avunculo suo et Waltario" recording their support for "Hlotharius [rex]" when he purported to marry "Waldradam concubinam" in 862 and crown her[170]

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f)          BERENGAR (-[838]).  The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names "Beringarii H. Turonici quondam comitis filii" as a candidate to govern Septimania, in competition with Bernard, adding that he died young [in 838][171]

 

 

LIUTFRIED [II], son of HUGUES Comte [de Tours] [Etichonen] & his wife Ava --- (-[864/66]).  An agreement between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks dated Jun 860 names "nobilis ac fidelibus laicis…Chuonradus, Evrardus, Adalardus, Arnustus, Warnarius, Liutfridus, Hruodolfus, Erkingarius, Gislebertus, Ratbodus, Arnulfus, Hugo, item Chuonradus, Liutharius, Berengarius, Matfridus, Boso, Sigeri, Hartmannus, Liuthardus, Richuinus, Wigricus, Hunfridus, Bernoldus, Hatto, Adalbertus, Burchardus, Christianus, Leutulfus, Hessi, Herimannus, item Hruodulfus, Sigehardus"[172]The Annales Bertiniani name "Liutfrido avunculo suo et Waltario" recording their support for "Hlotharius [rex]" when he purported to marry "Waldradam concubinam" in 862 and crown her[173].  The testament of "Gerardus [comes]" names "consanguinitate, affinitate et propinquitate etiam nobis junctis, id est Leufredi et Adalardi Comitum"[174].  Signor di Monza.  Lay abbot of Moutier-Grandval.  The Annales Alamannicorum record the deaths of "Ebarhart, Liutolf, Erchanker, Liutfrid, Rudolf regni principes" in 864[175].  The Annales Weingartenses record the death in 864 of “Eberht, Liutolf, Erchanger, Liutfrid, Ruadolf, Purghart et alii quam plurimi istius regni Principes[176]The Annales Xantenses record the death in 866 of "Liudolfus comes"[177]

m ---.  The name of Liutfried´s wife is not known. 

Liutfried [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         HUGUES (-before 20 Sep 884, maybe before 6 Mar 870).  The Annales Bertiniani name "Hugonem Liutfridi filium"[178]Graf [im Sundgau].  Lay abbot of Moutier-Grandval 866/869.  Lothaire II King of Lotharingia confirmed the donation made by “Hugo, des sohnes verstorbenen oheims Liutfried” to Moutier-Grandval abbey [im Sundgau] by charter dated 19 Mar 866[179].  The date of Hugues’s death is difficult to assess.  The first recorded document in which his brother Liutfried [III] is associated with Moutier-Grandval is dated 20 Sep 884, as shown below.  On the other hand, Liutfried [III] is named in other capacities in document dated from 6 Mar 870.  It is impossible to know whether he had replaced his brother Hugues by that date: Hugues’s apparent absence from later documentation may suggest that he had. 

2.         LIUTFRIED [III] (-after 5 Mar 912, maybe killed 916).  An agreement dated 6 Mar 870 between Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and his brother Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks names "Leutfridus comes" as representative of the latter and, as present, "Adalelmus comes, Ingelramnus comes, Liutfridus comes, Theodericus comes, item Adalelmus comes"[180]An agreement dated Feb 876 of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks names "Bosonis…ducis et sacri palatii archiministri atque imperiali missi, Richardi comitis, Walfridi comitis, Liutfridi comitis, Alberici comitis, Supponis comitis, Hardingi comitis, Bodradi comitis palatii, Cuniberti comitis, Bernardi comitis, Airboldi comitis" as present in Italy with the king[181]Signor di Monza 879.  Graf im Sundgau.  Lay abbot of Moutier-Grandval: Emperor Karl III confirmed the donations to Moutier-Grandval made by Lothaire II King of Lotharingia, at the request of “Liutfridi comitis”, by charter dated 20 Sep 884[182]King Arnulf confirmed an exchange of property between Kloster Stablo "qualiter Liutfridus comes" and "viro Ricario" by charter dated 30 Oct 891[183].  Emperor Arnulf granted property "in pago…Lobotengoue in comitatu Liutfridi in villa…Uirninheim" to "vassallo nostro…Reginbodo" on the request of "Liutboldi comitis" by charter dated 18 Oct 898[184].  "Zendeboldus…rex" donated land "in pago Arduennense…Bysanch", formerly held by "Liutfridus…comes noster", to Kloster Stablo by charter dated 30 May 895[185].  The charter dated 28 Apr 900 of Ludwig "das Kind" King of Germany granting property to monk Sigolf states that Kloster Lorsch is "in pago Lobotingouue in comitatu Liutfridi"[186]Lutfridus” donated property “quod ego et fratre meo Hugone in partem hereditariam possedi”, with the consent of “filiis meis Huntfrido, Lutfrido, Hugone”, to St Trudpert´s monastery, by charter dated 21 Feb 903[187].  “Albertus comes de Habesburg. Lantgravius Alsatie” confirmed the privileges of “monasterii Sancti Trudperti...in Nigra Silva” founded by “prædecessorum et progenitorum nostrorum Lutfridi comitis, Otperti et Ramperti”, by charter dated 1186, which quotes the earlier charter dated 21 Feb 903 (“anno III regnante Ludevico filio Arnolfi, sub comite Wolfilino”) under which “Luitfridus...et fratre meo Hugone” confirmed the foundation by “antecessoribus meis Otperto...et Ramperto”, with the consent of “filiis meis Hunfrido (...in Norgauwe), Luitfrido (...in Sungawa), Hugone (...in Eginsheim)[188].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed privileges to Kloster St Gallen by charter dated 24 Jun 903 in which among "fidelium nostrum" was listed "comites…Liutfrid"[189].  The Chronicon Laureshamense records an exchange of property between "Hattonis archiepiscopi et abbatis de Riamnis" dated "904 XVIII Kal Iul" witnessed by "…Liutfridus comes"[190].  "Hludowicus…rex" confirmed an exchange of properties between Kloster Fulda and Kloster Echternach after consulting "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Kebeharti, Liutpoldi, Burcharti, Eginonis, Liutfredi, Iringi et Cunpoldi" by charter dated 19 Mar 907[191].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations by charter dated 5 Mar 912 with the consent of "fidelium nostrorum comitum vero Sigihardi, Arnolfi, Erchangarii, Odalrici, Perchtoldi, Chuonradi, Herimanni, Luitfredi atque Iringi"[192]Konrad I King of Germany granted property "in pago Lobotungouue in comitatu Liutfridi comitis" to the monk Sigulf of Heiligenberg, and after his death to Kloster Lorsch, at the request of "Erkangeri comitis ac…Erlolfi et Folnandi" by charter dated 23 Aug 912[193].  The Annales Alamannicorum record that "Erchanger, Perahtolt et Liutfrid" were killed in 916[194], although it is not known whether this refers to the same Liutfried.  m ---.  The name of Liutfried´s wife is not known.  Liutfried [III] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUNFRIED (-after 21 Feb 903).  “Lutfridus” donated property “quod ego et fratre meo Hugone in partem hereditariam possedi”, with the consent of “filiis meis Huntfrido, Lutfrido, Hugone”, to St Trudpert´s monastery, by charter dated 21 Feb 903[195].  “Albertus comes de Habesburg. Lantgravius Alsatie” confirmed the privileges of “monasterii Sancti Trudperti...in Nigra Silva” founded by “prædecessorum et progenitorum nostrorum Lutfridi comitis, Otperti et Ramperti”, by charter dated 1186, which quotes the earlier charter dated 21 Feb 903 (“anno III regnante Ludevico filio Arnolfi, sub comite Wolfilino”) under which “Luitfridus...et fratre meo Hugone” confirmed the foundation by “antecessoribus meis Otperto...et Ramperto”, with the consent of “filiis meis Hunfrido (...in Norgauwe), Luitfrido (...in Sungawa), Hugone (...in Eginsheim)[196]

b)         LIUTFRIED [IV] .  “Lutfridus” donated property “quod ego et fratre meo Hugone in partem hereditariam possedi”, with the consent of “filiis meis Huntfrido, Lutfrido, Hugone”, to St Trudpert´s monastery, by charter dated 21 Feb 903[197].  “Albertus comes de Habesburg. Lantgravius Alsatie” confirmed the privileges of “monasterii Sancti Trudperti...in Nigra Silva” founded by “prædecessorum et progenitorum nostrorum Lutfridi comitis, Otperti et Ramperti”, by charter dated 1186, which quotes the earlier charter dated 21 Feb 903 (“anno III regnante Ludevico filio Arnolfi, sub comite Wolfilino”) under which “Luitfridus...et fratre meo Hugone” confirmed the foundation by “antecessoribus meis Otperto...et Ramperto”, with the consent of “filiis meis Hunfrido (...in Norgauwe), Luitfrido (...in Sungawa), Hugone (...in Eginsheim)[198].  [The Chronicon Ebersheimense records that, during the reign of Emperor Otto I, “Liutfridus comes de nobili Burgundionum genere” donated “allodium suum in Artolsheim[199].  It is not known with certainty that the donor was Liutfried [IV].]  [The Casus Sancti Galli names "in Alsatiam…Luitfrido" as in "terræ illius potentissimo" when recording that Alsace was devastated by "Ungri"[200], presumably referring to the Magyars.  The passage is undated.  It is not known whether this Magyar raid into Alsace occurred before or after their first important defeat at the hands of Heinrich I "der Vogelsteller" King of Germany at Riade near Merseburg in 933[201].  The immediately following passage names "Burgundionum rex Chuonradus, adolescens floridus" which suggests dating to the late 930s/early 940s.  The chronology suggests that this text refers to Liutfried [IV], although this is not beyond all doubt.] 

c)         HUGO .  “Lutfridus” donated property “quod ego et fratre meo Hugone in partem hereditariam possedi”, with the consent of “filiis meis Huntfrido, Lutfrido, Hugone”, to St Trudpert´s monastery, by charter dated 21 Feb 903[202].  “Albertus comes de Habesburg. Lantgravius Alsatie” confirmed the privileges of “monasterii Sancti Trudperti...in Nigra Silva” founded by “prædecessorum et progenitorum nostrorum Lutfridi comitis, Otperti et Ramperti”, by charter dated 1186, which quotes the earlier charter dated 21 Feb 903 (“anno III regnante Ludevico filio Arnolfi, sub comite Wolfilino”) under which “Luitfridus...et fratre meo Hugone” confirmed the foundation by “antecessoribus meis Otperto...et Ramperto”, with the consent of “filiis meis Hunfrido (...in Norgauwe), Luitfrido (...in Sungawa), Hugone (...in Eginsheim)[203]

d)         ADELAIS .  The necrology of Brixen records that "Liutfrid comes tradidit filiam suam Adelei"[204]Nun at Brixen. 

3.         [AVA .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[205], the wife of Unruoch was the possible daughter of Liutfried [I].  This affiliation is suggested presumably only for onomastic reasons, her name being the same as that of her supposed paternal grandmother.  The primary source which corroborates the name of Unruoch's wife has not been identified.  m UNRUOCH, son of EBERHARD Marchese of Friulia & his wife Gisela [Carolingian] ([840]-874 after 1 Jul).] 

 

 

1.         LIUTFRIED [V] .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[206], Liutfried [V] was the possible son of Liutfried [IV] (see above).  The basis for the speculation is not known, but it is presumably based solely on onomastics.  Lay abbot of Moutier-Grandval until 962.  [Count in Alsace 973/974.]  same person as...?  LIUTFRIED [VI] (-after 20 May 999).  Although Europäische Stammtafeln separates Liutfried [VI] as son of Luitfried [V][207], the chronology does not inevitable indicate that they were separate individuals.  Graf im Sundgau.  Emperor Otto II confirmed property of Kloster Peterlingen in "...in comitatu Chuonradi comitis...omnia in Alsatia et in comitatu Luitfredi comitis..." by charter dated 25 Jul 973[208].  "Otto…rex" confirmed rights of Kloster Peterlingen in "duas villas in Alsazia sitas…Columbra in comitatu Liutfridi comitis…Hittinheim in comitatu Eberhardi comitis" by charter dated 25 Oct 986[209].  "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed "Hemediec et Egilolfi fratrum" with rights to a market "in provincia Alsacia…Nortgeuui…Altorf" by charter dated 20 May 999 which names "Eberhardi comitis" and is witnessed by "Gerhardus, Mathfridus, Uto dux, Liutfridus comes, Adelhardus, Unipertus et Marguuardus"[210]

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of LIUTOLD

 

 

Some of the names of the members of the family shown below suggest a connection with the earlier Grafen im Sundgau shown in Part A.  Assessing the family relationship, if any, would be speculative. 

 

 

1.         LIUTOLD (-before 1044)Graf im Sundgau.  He held the castle of Montbéliard.  Hlawitschka suggests that he was Liutold, son of Konrad I Duke of Swabia [Konradiner] & his wife Richlint [Regenlindis][211], but this assumes that the son of Duke Konrad of this name existed in the first place (the doubts concerning this are discussed in the document SWABIA DUKES).  m WILLIBIRG, daughter of [UNRUOCH & his wife ---].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1044 under which her son "Hunfredus…non infirmus ortus natalibus…Argentinensis ecclesia canonia" appointed the church of Strasbourg as his heir, excluding "patris mei Lutoldo meeque matris Willebirge fratris quoque mei chare memorie Wottonis" who had attempted to disinherit him[212]Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten names "Willibirgæ de Mumpilgart seu de Wulvelingen" as wife of "comitis Liuthoni"[213].  Jackman[214] speculates that Willibirg was the daughter of Adalbert II associate King of Italy & his wife Gerberge de Chalon, his reasoning being the onomastic connection between the Ivrean name 'Berengar', imported into the family of Liutold, and the use of 'Willa' among the ancestors of Adalbert King of Italy.  However, another origin is suggested by the necrology of Zwiefalten which records the death "XIV Kal Dec" of "Unruoch proavus Liutoldi comitis"[215].  If this great grandfather were the father of Willibirg, it may also explain how the name Berenger entered the family, assuming that Unruoch was related to the Unruochingi Counts of Friulia.  Liutold & his wife had seven children: 

a)         HADAMOT .  She is named as daughter of Liutold and Willibirg in Europäische Stammtafeln[216] but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified. 

b)         GERBERGA (-1061).  She is named as daughter of Liutold and Willibirg in Europäische Stammtafeln[217] but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  Abbess of Geisenfeld. 

c)         LIUTGARD .  She is named as daughter of Liutold and Willibirg, with her husband, in Europäische Stammtafeln[218] but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified.  m WERINGAND, son of --- (-1037/[1052]). 

d)         OTTO (-[1025/44]).  "Hunfredus…non infirmus ortus natalibus…Argentinensis ecclesia canonia" appointed the church of Strasbourg as his heir, excluding "patris mei Lutoldo meeque matris Willebirge fratris quoque mei chare memorie Wottonis" who had attempted to disinherit him, by charter dated 1044[219].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "Chonenheim…in pago Alsaciæ in comitatu Ottonis comitis" to Kloster Erstein by charter dated 4 Nov 1023[220].  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "in loco Steinebrunno in pago Suntgouue in comitatu Ottonis" to Kloster Erstein by charter dated 15 Jul 1025[221]m ---.  Otto & his wife had [two possible children]: 

i)          [BERENGAR (-after 1048).  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed property "…in pago Elyzazen in villa Kembyz in comitatu Beringeri comitis" to the cathedral of Basel by charter dated 1 Jun 1048[222].  Graf im Sundgau.  Jackman speculates that he was the brother of Louis I Comte de Mousson as his name is the same as that of his supposed paternal uncle[223].] 

ii)         [HILDEGARD ([1030]-).  This speculative affiliation is suggested by Jackman[224] who emphasises that it could provide an explanation based on heredity for the appointment of Hildegard's son, Friedrich von Büren, as Duke of Swabia in 1079.  This assumes the need for such a hereditary basis, whereas it appears that the duchy of Swabia was awarded on the basis of the political or economic power of the nominee.  In addition, if heredity had been the basis for the nomination, there would clearly have been other candidates with a senior claim.  Decker-Hauff[225] suggests that Hildegard, wife of Friedrich von Büren, was the daughter of Louis de Mousson, but Jackman says that this should be rejected on chronological grounds given the birth of Sophie de Lotharingia, wife of Louis de Mousson, in [1020] which means that she could not have been the grandmother of Friedrich I Duke of Swabia who was born in [1050].  The wife of Friedrich von Büren is not named in Europäische Stammtafeln[226]m ([1047]) FRIEDRICH von Büren, son of FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf von Schwaben & his wife --- (-[1068]).] 

e)         HUNFRIED (-22 Aug 1051).  Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten names "Hunfridi Ravennantiam archiepiscopi" as brother of "Adelheidem, filiam comitis Liuthoni ac Willibirgæ…"[227].  Canon at Strasbourg 1044.  "Hunfredus…non infirmus ortus natalibus…Argentinensis ecclesia canonia" appointed the church of Strasbourg as his heir, excluding "patris mei Lutoldo meeque matris Willebirge fratris quoque mei chare memorie Wottonis" who had attempted to disinherit him, by charter dated 1044[228].  Archbishop of Ravenna 1044.  Imperial Chancellor for Italy 1045.  He founded Kloster Embrach.  The Herimanni Augiensis Chronicon records the death in 1051 of "Ravennæ quoque archiepiscopus Hunfridus" by poison[229].  The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Hunfrit eps Ravenne avunculus Liutoldi comitis"[230]

f)          BERENGAR (-killed Rome 1027, bur Rome, St Peter's).  Wipo names "iuvenis…Berengarius filius Liutoldi comitis de Alamannia" when recording that he was killed in the riots which followed the coronation of Emperor Konrad II in 1027 in Rome and was buried in the tomb of Emperor Otto II[231]

g)         ADELHEID (-29 Aug [1065], bur Strasbourg Cathedral[232])Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten records that Rudolf married "filiam comitis Liuthoni ac Willibirgæ de Mumpilgart seu de Wulvelingin Adelheidam...sororem Hunfridi Ravennantiam archiepiscopi", adding that the couple had seven sons and three daughters[233].  A charter dated to [1053] records that "sue sororis Adelheide, eiusque filiorum" confirmed the donations to Strasbourg by "Hunfrit Argentinensis ecclesie…canonicus, postea…Ravennas archiepiscopi" after first challenging them[234]m RUDOLF Graf von Achalm, son of --- (-24 Sep ----, bur Dettingen, transferred to Zwiefalten). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    OTHER EARLY COUNTS in ALSACE

 

 

 

1.         BERNHARD [I] (-after 4 Jan 896).  King Zwentibold confirmed Kloster Münster in Gregoriental with property including in "Iebinesheim, Sundhoua…in comitatu Bernhardi comitis in pago Alsacensi" by charter dated 4 Jan 896[235]

 

2.         BERNHARD [II] (-after 11 Aug 953).  "Otto…rex" donated several named properties "in pago Elisaza…et in comitatu Bernhardi comitis…in villis Brumagad, et in Mumenheim et in Grioz et in Walahon et in Bernnesheim et in Moreseim", confiscated from "Guntrammus", to Kloster Lorsch by charter dated 11 Aug 953[236].  The comitatus of Bernhard in Alsace is not described in the 953 charter as being in either Nordgau or Sundgau.  Guntram, named in the charter, may have been the younger son of Eberhard/Hugo counts in Nordgau (see above).  It is not known whether Guntram's older brother, Eberhard [IV], was also implicated in his brother's rebellion.  Subsequent mentions of Eberhard [IV] and his descendants as counts suggest that the property confiscation was limited to Guntram.  It is therefore more likely that Bernhard held another county in Alsace, at the same time as Eberhard [IV], although its precise geographical location is not known. 

 

3.         SIGIBODO .  The Liber Vitæ of Einsiedeln records the donation made in Jan by “comes Sigboto de Alsatia[237]

 

4.         RUDOLF (-after 14 Apr 959).  "Otto…rex" granted property "in locis…Cholumbra et Hitinheim" which "Guntramnus in Hillisazaas…in comitatu in partibus Hillisazius Ruodolfo prænominato" held to "fideli nostro Ruodolfo" Kloster Alanesberg by charter dated 6 Apr 959[238]

 

5.         WEZILO (-after 1027).  "Chonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed property "in Alsatia et in comitatibus Gisilberti et Wezilonis comitum" to Kloster Peterlingen by charter dated 1027[239]same person as…?  WEZILO (-after [1047]).  "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted property "in villa Subenhara in pago Hamaland in comitatu Wecelonis comitis" to "fideli nostro Anselmo" by an undated charter, grouped with charters dated 1047 in the compilation[240].  It is not certain that Wezilo in Hamaland, in the northern part of Lower Lotharingia, and Wezilo in Alsace are the same individual.  However, "Gisilberti" in the 1027 charter was probably Giselbert Comte de Looz, another Lower Lotharingian territory.  This suggests that the Alsatian territories of Wezilo and Giselbert may have represented only a minor part of their respective landholdings, their main bases being in Lower Lotharingia. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG (ETICHONEN)

 

 

HUGO [VIII], son of HUGO [VII] "Raucus" Graf im Nordgau & his wife --- ([970/75][241]-).  The Notitiæ Altorfenses names "comitis Eberhardi sive comitis Hugonis vel istorum fratrum Gerhardi et Maffridi"[242]His birth date range is estimated from the birth of his son Pope Leo in 1002.  The Vita of Pope Leo IX names "patre Hugone [...natione Teutonicus, imperatoris Conradi consobrinus] matre...Heilewide [...Latina]" as the parents of the Pope[243].  Hugo´s precise family relationship with Emperor Konrad II has not been traced.  Graf im Nordgau und zu Egisheim

m HEILWIG von Dagsburg, daughter of LUDWIG Graf von Dagsburg & his wife --- (-1046).  The Vita of Pope Leo IX names "patre Hugone [...natione Teutonicus, imperatoris Conradi consobrinus] matre...Heilewide [...Latina]" as the parents of the Pope[244]Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronique of Jean de Bayon which names "Ludovico comite de Dagesburg, avo S. Leonis papæ noni" as founder of the monastery of Saint-Quirin[245]

Hugo [VIII] & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         GERHARD [I] (-killed in battle 1038).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 18 Nov 1050 under which Pope Leo IX donated property to Heiligenkreuz Kloster in Woffenheim, near Egisheim, naming "patris mei Hugonis et matris meæ Heilwigdis, amborumque fratrum meorum Gerardi et Hugonis…iam defunctorum" and "nepoti meo Heinrico, castrum Egensheim"[246]Graf von Egisheim.  [Europäische Stammtafeln names “Kuniza” as wife of Gerhard[247].  Presumably this is based on Pope Leo IX’s charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam” (see below).  No case has been identified where “patruelis” can be corroborated as meaning “frater”.  In addition, this seems an unlikely interpretation of this document which names Hugo as the Pope’s “fratris nostri”.  Until another source emerges naming Kuniza as the wife of Gerhard [I], she is omitted.]  The Chronicle of Moyenmoutier records in 1038 that “Gerardus comes Ekenisheim castri...frater...episcopi Brunonis” was killed in battle by “Regnibaldum de castello...Petra[248]

2.         [MATHILDE .  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium names "Udonis" as successor of Bruno as Bishop of Toul and "pater eius comes Riquinus ex Reubariorum regione ortus, mater Mathildis ex Alemannia…genus"[249].  The wife of Richwin may have been the daughter of Hugo [VIII], if it is correct that her son Louis was the same person as Louis Comte de Mousson, and also if it is correct that Pope Leo IX was the maternal uncle of the latter as suggested by Picard[250].  If this is correct, Mathilde would have been one of her parents´ older children considering the probable birth date of her son Louis.  m RICHWIN Comte de Charpeigne, son of LOUIS [I] & his wife --- ([980/90]-after 2 May 1028).] 

3.         HUGO [IX] (-[1046/18 Nov 1049]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 18 Nov 1050 under which Pope Leo IX donated property to Heiligenkreuz Kloster in Woffenheim, near Egisheim, naming "patris mei Hugonis et matris meæ Heilwigdis, amborumque fratrum meorum Gerardi et Hugonis…iam defunctorum" and "nepoti meo Heinrico, castrum Egensheim"[251]Graf von Dagsburgm MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[252].  Carutti identifies her as Mathilde, daughter of Conrad I King of Burgundy & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian], but he cites no primary source on which this hypothesis is based[253].  Hugo [IX] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [I] (-28 Jun [before 1050], bur Hesse abbey).  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[254]Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg

-        see below

b)         GERBERGA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Abbess of Hesse[255]

4.         BRUNO (21 Jun 1002-Rome 19 Apr 1054)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "sancti Leonis pape" as son of "comes Hugo de Daburg"[256].  The Annales Argentinenses record the birth of "Leo Papa, qui et Bruno, de castro Egenheim" in 1002[257]The Annalista Saxo names Bruno "Conradi inperatoris consobrinus…oriundus de Alsatia ex castello…Egenesheim", when recording his election as Pope[258].  Bruno´s precise relationship with Emperor Konrad II has not been ascertained.  Canon at Toul.  Bishop of Toul 1027 until 1051.  The Gesta Episcoporum Tullensium records that “Bruno”, who was later elected as Pope Leo IX, succeeded as bishop of Toul[259].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of "Bruno Tullensis episcopus…filius comitis Hugonis Daburgensis" as Pope Leo IX[260].  He was elected as Pope LEO IX in 1049.  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[261]

5.         [ADELHEID] .  Her origin is deduced from the Annalista Saxo naming "comitem Adalbertum" as son of the sister of Pope Leo IX[262], and more specifically the Historia Hirsaugiensis Monasterii which names "Leo papa avunculus eiusdem Adalberti [de Kalwa]"[263].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.   m --- [von Calw], son of ---. 

6.         [GERTRUD (-21 Jul 1077)The Annales Stadenses refers to the mother of "Ida [de Elsthorpe]" as "sororis Leonis papa qui et Bruno"[264].  The correctness of this parentage of the wife of Liudolf assumes (which appears likely to be correct as discussed in the document BRUNSWICK) that Ida von Elstorf was his daughter).  The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in Jul 1077 of "Ghertrudis marchionissa senior"[265]m LIUDOLF Markgraf von Friesland, son of BRUNO [I] [von Braunschweig] & his wife Gisela of Swabia ([1003/05]-23 Apr 1038).] 

7.         [daughter A possible daughter of Hugo [VIII] is shown as possible wife of Otto in Europäische Stammtafeln[266], but the primary source on which this is based has not so far been identified.  m OTTO Graf im Deutzgau, son of EZZO Pfalzgraf of Lotharingia & his wife Mathilde of Germany (-Tomburg 7 Sep 1047).  He succeeded in 1035 as OTTO Pfalzgraf von Lothringen.  He relinquished the Pfalzgrafschaft in 1045 when he was installed as OTTO Duke of Swabia.] 

8.         [267][GEPA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Abbess of St Quirin at Neuss [1050].] 

 

 

[Two possible brothers, related to the previous family.] 

1.         [MATFRIED (-after [1050]).  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[268].  The persons “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam” have not been identified.  The term “patruelis” would normally be the diminutive of “patruus”, possibly indicating son of a paternal uncle, but could refer to a more distant relationship.  The precise relationship has not been ascertained, and no other reference has been found to a Graf Matfried at that time.  The position of “bonæ memoriæ” in the phrase suggests at first sight that it only applies to Gerhard.  If that is correct, Matfried was still alive at the date of the document.  However, the whole phrase (“tegit enim martyr patrueles...” = “may the saint protect...”) suggests that all the listed individuals were deceased.  The naming of Matfried and Gerhard ahead of the Pope’s brother indicates seniority in his family: this is unlikely to be the case if they were sons of an uncle.  In conclusion, this document causes so many difficulties that one possibility is that the transcription is somehow garbled.  Could “patrueles” be a mistranscription for “patrui” and the document refers to the Pope’s two paternal uncles?  In that case, both were senior in the family and both deceased at the time.] 

2.         [GERHARD (-before [1050]).  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[269].  The persons “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam” have not been identified.  The term “patruelis” would normally be the diminutive of “patruus”, possibly indicating son of a paternal uncle, but could refer to a more distant relationship.  Another difficulty is that the document does not necessarily mean that the two “patrueles” were brothers.  As noted above, this document causes so many difficulties that one possibility is that the transcription is somehow garbled.  m KUNIZA, daughter of ---.  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[270].  The persons “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam” have not been identified.  Europäische Stammtafeln names “Kuniza” as wife of Pope Leo’s brother Gerhard [I] (see above)[271].  This would require translating “patruelis” in this document meant “frater”, which seems unlikely to be correct especially as the Pope names Hugo “fratris nostri” in the same document.] 

 

 

HEINRICH [I], son of HUGO [IX] Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Mathilde --- (-28 Jun [before 1050]).  Pope Leo IX donated property to the abbey of Hesse by charter dated to [1050] which names “patrueles nostros comites Mathfridum et bonæ memoriæ Gerhardum, eiusque uxorem...Cunizam...fratrem nostrum Hugonem...domnæ Mathildis [...uxoris fratris nostri Hugonis prædicti] et filii eius Henrici nostri quondam nepotis” who was buried at the abbey and “pater noster Hugo[272].  Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg. 

m ---.  The name and origin of Heinrich's wife are not known. 

Heinrich [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         GERHARD [II] (-after 1098).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   "Heinricus…rex" confirmed the donation of property "…in comitatu Gerardi comitis…" to Kloster Otmarsheim by "vidua Chunigund…a marito illius Rudolpho" by charter dated 1 Mar 1064[273]Graf im Nordgau 1065.  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "duas villas Hochfeld et Suueichusen cum foresto Heiligenforst in comitatu Gerhardi comitis in pago Nortcowe" to "Eberhardo comiti" by charter dated 22 May 1065[274].  "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in pago Nortgoe in comitatu Gerhardi comitis" to Kloster Sulz by charter dated 13 Aug 1077[275]Graf von Egisheim 1098.  m RICHARDA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   She founded Kloster Oelenberg in 1057.  1098.  Gerhard & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEILWIG (-29 Jan before 1126, bur Belval)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Gerardum…primus comes Wanderi Montis" as "filiam comitis de Daburc, neptem sancti Leonis papa" but does not name her or her father[276]Heiress of Egisheim.  Helwigis comitissa filia comitis Gerhardi de castro Egensheim...et Hugone filio suo majore eius advocato ceterisque filiis ipsius” donated “Berhtam” to Strasbourg by charter dated 1118, witnessed by “filiis ambobus laycis Hugone maiore et minore Udalrico...Sigefridus advocatus et Heinrich et Diebolth vicedominus[277]m ([1080]) [as his second wife,] GERARD de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont, son of GÉRARD Duke of Upper Lorraine & his wife Hadwide --- ([1057]-1108, bur Belval). 

2.         HUGO [X] von Egisheim (-murdered Niedersasbach 5 Sep 1089).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1091 which records the foundation of the monastery of Toul Saint-Léon and the part played by "Hugoni comiti filio comitis Henrici…et sua comitissa"[278].  Pibon Bishop of Toul granted privileges to the monastery of Toul Saint-Léon and recorded the donations made by "comes Hugo de Dasborc…Henrici filius…et nobilis prosapie beati Leonis…assensu coniugis suæ" by charter dated 1091[279]Graf von DagsburgThe Chronicon of Bernhold records that "Ugo comes de Eginisheim" was killed by a servant of the Bishop of Strasbourg "in cubiculo ipsius…II Non Sep" in 1089[280]m MATHILDE de Mousson, daughter of LOUIS Comte de Mousson & his wife Sophie of Upper Lotharingia  (-[28 Nov 1091/8 Mar 1105]).  "Filia Wilelmi comitis de Burgundia Hermentrudis…" founded the Cluniac abbey of Froidefontaine by charter dated 8 Mar 1105 in which she names "suis antecessoribus…Lodewico, Sophia eius uxore, et filiis eorum Brunone, Theoderico, Lodewico, Friderico, filiabus vero Mathilde, Sophia, Beatrice…"[281].  She was present with her mother at the château de Bar 28 Nov 1091[282].  "Matthildis ancilla" (assumed to be Mathilde, daughter of Louis Comte de Mousson) confirmed donations to the abbey of Sainte-Croix, Wolfenheim, "ad Herlischesheim" donated by "comitissa Hiltegardis" for the soul of “filii sui Lodewici comitis”, “ad Dambach” which “mater mea” donated for the soul of “patris mei”, “ad Monstrol” which “dominus noster Hugo” donated, by undated charter which states that “domnus Hugo attavus meus” built the monastery[283].  She addressed a charter pre-1100 to the abbey of Sainte-Croix, Wolfenheim, in which she names her maternal grandmother[284].  Grosdidier de Matons reports a claim that Mathilde married secondly "Valéran Redon de la maison de Crépy-en-Valois"[285], which is based on a spurious document allegedly dated 20 Aug 1118 in which "Renauldz quenz de Bar et de Monceonz" confirmed an agreement whereby "ma ante madame Mahauz monsigneor Walranz Redon sun mari" received Fontenoy and Nanteuil-le-Haudoin under his wife's inheritance[286].  He highlights the apparent confusion with Clémence, great niece of Mathilde and daughter of Renaud I, who married Thiébaut de Crépy Seigneur de Nanteuil-le-Haudoin and speculates that the document in question was a 17th century copy of a spurious act which was fabricated in 1313 by Renaud de Bar Bishop of Metz to prove a property claim against the king of France[287]

3.         [BRUNO (-1102).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although his name suggests a close family relationship with Heinrich [I], the name of whose paternal uncle Pope Leo IX was originally Bruno (see above).  The 1137 charter quoted below confirms that he was the maternal uncle of Hugo [XI], assuming that “avunculus” was used in its strict sense.  If that is correct, Bruno was the brother of Heilwig, wife of Albert [II] [de Moha].  Archdeacon of Toul.  "Hugo comes" donated property to Kloster Lüders for the soul of "patris sui…Albertis comitis et avunculi sui Brunonis archidiaconis Tullensis" by charter dated 1137[288]

4.         [HEILWIG .  The Codex Hirsaugiensis names "Adalbertus comes de Egensheim et uxor eius Heilewig"[289].  The following charter confirms that Heilwig was the sister of Bruno Archdeacon of Toul, but does not confirm the parentage of the two siblings:  [her son] "Hugo comes" donated property to Kloster Lüders for the soul of "patris sui…Albertis comitis et avunculi sui Brunonis archidiaconis Tullensis" by charter dated 1137[290].  Her husband’s inheritance of Dagsburg suggests that she was the heiress of Hugo [X], maybe his sister.  The primary source which confirms this relationship has not been identified.  m as his first wife, ALBERT [II] [de Moha], son of --- (-24 Aug 1098).] 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von EGISHEIM und DAGSBURG (MOHA)

 

 

ALBERT [II] [de Moha] (-24 Aug 1098).  It appears possible from a chronological point of view that Albert [II] was the son of Albert [I] Comte de Moha but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  Comte de Moha: "Albertus comes de Musau" donated property "ecclesias unam in Monte Sancti Martini et alteram in Villari" to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by charter dated 10 May 1096[291]Graf von Dagsburg: the necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "IX Kal Sep" of "Albertus comes Dasburgensis qui nobis cellam Montis Sancti Martini…dedit"[292].  It appears likely that Albert [II] inherited Dagsburg, through his first wife, after the death of her supposed brother Hugo [X] in 1089, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

m firstly HEILWIG [von Dagsburg], daughter of [HEINRICH [I] Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg & his wife ---].  The Codex Hirsaugiensis names "Adalbertus comes de Egensheim et uxor eius Heilewig"[293].  The following charter confirms that Heilwig was the sister of Bruno Archdeacon of Toul, but does not confirm the parentage of the two siblings:  [her son] "Hugo comes" donated property to Kloster Lüders for the soul of "patris sui…Albertis comitis et avunculi sui Brunonis archidiaconis Tullensis" by charter dated 1137[294].  Her husband’s inheritance of Dagsburg suggests that she was the heiress of Hugo [X], maybe his sister.  The primary source which confirms this relationship has not been identified. 

m secondly as her first husband, ERMENSENDE de Luxembourg, daughter of KONRAD I Comte de Luxembourg & his [second] wife Clémence --- (-26 Jun 1141).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum de Luscelenburg…et Ermensendem…et Mathildem" as children of "Conrado comiti de Luscelenburch" and his wife Ermensendis, specifying that Ermesinde was wife of "Namucensem…comitis Godefridi"[295].  However, Ermensende´s correct parentage is stated in the charter dated 17 Jun 1129 under which Meginher Archbishop of Trier confirmed the foundation of Kloster Schiffenberg by "Clementia…comitissa" with the consent of "filii sui Willehelmi et filie Irmesindis"[296].  "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti" by charter dated to [1124], subscribed by "domni mei Godefridi comitis et filii mei Henrici comitis, Hugonis filii Folmari comitis, Everardi filii Aiulfi comitis"[297]In a charter dated 1139, "Albero…Leodiensium episcopus" notes a donation of property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by "domna Ermensendis comitissa de Musalt, quæ uxor extitit…comitis Alberici" on the suggestion of "quadam nobili et religiosa fœmina nomine Regina, sibi enim consanguinea"[298], the original donation presumably being dated before [1109] when Ermesinde married her second husband.  She married secondly ([1109]) as his second wife, Godefroi I Comte de Namur"Ermensendis comitissa de Muhalt, quæ uxor…comitis Alberti" founded the monastery of Saint-Victor, Huy by charter dated 1130[299]Heiress of Luxembourg and Longwy, after the death of her nephew Comte Conrad [II] in 1136.  "Comitissa de Musal Ermensendis cum viro suo Namucensi comite Godefrido" donated property to Flône, at the request of "Guntranni et Gisle uxoris eius", by charter dated 1137[300]The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "VIII Kal Jun" of "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis qui cum viro suo…comite Alberto cellam Montis Sancti Martini…confirmavit"[301]

Albert [II] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         [HEINRICH] HUGO [XI] (-after 1137).  "Hugo comes" donated property to Kloster Lüders for the soul of "patris sui…Albertis comitis et avunculi sui Brunonis archidiaconis Tullensis" by charter dated 1137[302].  It is assumed that Hugo [IX] was born from his father´s first marriage, as he inherited the county of Dagsburg, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Graf von Dagsburg

-        see below

Albert [II] & his [second] wife had [two] children:

2.         [MECHTILD (-[1135/57])).  The subscription by "Hugonis filii Folmari comitis…" of the charter dated to [1124] under which "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti"[303] is explained by Hugo being the grantor's grandson.  If that is correct, the subscriber’s mother would have been the daughter of Albert [II], by his second wife.  A charter dated 1157 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Beaupré “III Kal Mar” 1135 by Folmarus comes Metensis...conjux eius femina felicis memoriæ comitissa Mathildis sed et filii eorum Folmarus et Hugo necnon et filiæ Clementia, Agnes et Adeleidis[304]m FOLMAR [VIII] Graf von Metz, son of FOLMAR [VII] Graf von Metz & his wife --- (-1145, bur Beaupré). 

3.         [daughter .  The subscription by "…Everardi filii Aiulfi comitis" of the charter dated to [1124] under which "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti"[305] would be explained by Eberhard being the grantor's grandson.  If that is correct, the subscriber’s mother would have been the daughter of Albert [II], by his second wife.  "Aiulfi comitis" has not yet been identified.]  m AIULF, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         EBERHARD (-after [1124]).  "Ermensendis comitissa Namucensis" confirmed the prior donation of property to the church of Verdun Sainte-Vanne by "senioris mei comitis Alberti" by charter dated to [1124], subscribed by "domni mei Godefridi comitis et filii mei Henrici comitis, Hugonis filii Folmari comitis, Everardi filii Aiulfi comitis"[306]

 

 

[HEINRICH] HUGO [XI] von Dagsburg, son of ALBERT [II] [de Moha] Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg & his first wife Heilwig [von Dagsburg] (-after 1137).  A charter dated 20 Jun 1107 records that comes Albertus” had donated property to Toul St Leo, later confirmed and increased by “Hugo filius Alberti comitis iam defuncti”, and now confirmed by Heinrich V King of Germany, at the request of “...Girardi comitis, Godefridi comitis, Fulmari comitis[307].  “Counradus Dux de Zaringen, Gotefridus comes palatinus de Calewo, Adelbertus Comes de Lewinstein fratruelis eiusdem Gotefridi palatini, Hugo comes de Tagesburc, Volmarus Comes de Huneburc, Willehelmus Comes de Lucelenburc, Addelbero Comes de Areburc et frater eius Herimannus et ipse Comes Counradus de Horeburc...” witnessed the charter dated 1123 under which Emperor Heinrich V [IV] confirmed the foundation of Alpirsbach monastery[308]"Hugo comes" donated property to Kloster Lüders for the soul of "patris sui…Albertis comitis et avunculi sui Brunonis archidiaconis Tullensis" by charter dated 1137[309].  It is assumed that Hugo [IX] was born from his father´s first marriage, as he inherited the county of Dagsburg, but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  Graf von Dagsburg

m GERTRUD, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   [1153]. 

Hugo [XI] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         [HEINRICH] HUGO [XII] (-1178 or after).  1138/1178.  Graf von Dagsburg: "Hugo comes de Dagsburc" donated the church of Antheit "in allodio meo de Musac" to Flône abbey by charter dated 1146[310]...Comes Hugo de Dagesburc, comes Sigebertus..witnessed the 25 Jan 1156 charter under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed fiscal exemptions to the men of Strasbourg St Thomas and St Peter[311]Comes Hugo de Dagesburc” reached agreement with "abbas Novillarensis ecclesiæ" relating to land "Warthenbergensi castro adjacentia" by charter dated 1158[312]The Annales Argentinenses record that "comite Hugone de Dagesburg" destroyed Horburg in 1162[313]m (1143) as her second husband, LUTGARDIS von Sulzbach, widow of GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, daughter of BERENGAR [III] Graf von Sulzbach & his second wife Adelheid von Wolfratshausen (-after 1163).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Ludgarde ducissa de Saltzebach" as the wife of "Godefridus…secundus dux"[314].  Her second marriage is suggested by the undated charter under which her son "Adelbertus…comes Metensis et de Dasbourch" appointed "nepotem meum ducem Lotharingiæ" as his heir "de castro meo Dasbourgh…"[315]Hugo [XII] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGO [XIII] (-1172, bur Wangias).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugo" brother of "Albertus comes Dasburgensis et domnus de Musal", specifying that he was buried "apud Wangias"[316].  It also states incorrectly that both were sons of "ducis Lovanii Godefridi II ex secunda uxore Ermengarda", which evidently represents a misinterpretation of the precise relationship with the Dukes of Lotharingia through their mother.  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1172 of "Hugo frater ducis Godefridi"[317], the two being uterine half-brothers. 

b)         ALBERT [II] (-1212).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, but his succession to Dagsburg suggests that he was the son of [Heinrich] Hugo [XII].   Graf von Dagsburg 1175.  "Albertus comes de Dagesberge…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[318]...Albertus comes de Tagesburc, comes Sigebertus, comes Burkardus de Hohenburc, Bertoldus de Kunegesburc, Heinricus advocatus de Hunebure et Ludewicus frater eiuswitnessed the 4 Mar 1192 charter under which Emperor Heinrich VI restored property from Strasbourg to Kloster Erstein[319]"Henricus dux Lotharingiæ et marchio et…Luduicus comes de Lon" agreed to divide "terram de Mussal" if "comes de Dasborc" died without heirs by charter dated 1197[320]"Adelbertus…comes Metensis et de Dasbourch" appointed "nepotem meum ducem Lotharingiæ" as his heir "de castro meo Dasbourgh et abbatia de Hessen, de castro Gerbaden, abbatia de Altorf, de castro de Drotein, de castro Albapai, de abbatia et advocatia de Herbreheym…comitatu et advocatia…de Metis…allodium de Musal et Waleve" by undated charter[321].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1211 records the death of "Albertus comes Dasburgensis et domnus de Musal"[322]m GERTRUD von Baden, daughter of HERMANN IV Markgraf von Baden & his second wife Udalhildis --- (-before 30 Mar 1225).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1226 under which "Hermannus et Henricus fratres…Marchiones de Baden" donated property inherited from "neptem nostram Gertrudim comitissam bonæ memoriæ filiam comitis Alberti de Tagisburc" to Strasbourg church[323].  From a chronological point of view, her father must have been Markgraf Hermann IV if she belonged to the family of the Markgrafen von Baden, assuming the birth of her daughter Gertrud is correctly dated to [1205/06].  Albert [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          HEINRICH (-Andain 1202).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He was killed in a tournament[324]

ii)         WILHELM (-Andain 1202).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He was killed in a tournament[325]

iii)        GERTRUD ([May 1205/mid-1206]-before 19 Mar 1225)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Albertus comes Dasburgensis et domnus de Musal…parvulam filiam Gertrudem"[326].  Poull suggests the birth date shown above[327]The Vitæ Odiliæ names "Gertrudem filiam defuncti comitis [de Moha Albertus]" as wife of "Theobaldus ducis Lotharingie filius"[328].  Richer records that "ducem Lotoringie Theobaldum" was married to "filiam comitis de Daxporc", that he inherited the county through her, that after her first husband died she married "comes…Campanie adhuc adolescens" who in his turn inherited the county, that she was repudiated for sterility by her second husband and married thirdly "comiti de Lignigne", and that after the couple's death soon afterwards there were no heirs to her county which (including "castra…Hernestem et Turquestem, et…opida…Albam et Saleborc") was annexed by "Metensis episcopus Iohannes" but that "frater…dicti comitis defuncti" captured "castrum Daxporc"[329].  “Fridericus Dux Lotharingiæ” and “comes Albertus de Dasbor” agreed the marriage of “liberos nostros Theobaldum et Gertrudem” by charter dated Sep 1206[330]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gertrudam filiam comitis Alberti Dasburgensis" as wife of "dux Theobaldus natus de filia comitis Barri"[331].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage in 1220 of "Gertrudem comitissam de Daburc [relictam Theobaldi iuvenis dux Lotharingie]" and "iuvenis comes Theobaldus Campaniensis" and their separation two years later on grounds of consanguinity[332]The Chronicon Ebersheimense names "filie comitis de Dagesburc" as the wife of "comite de Lyningen"[333]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1225 of "Gertrudis…heres unica de Daborch et de…Musacum" recording that she was "novissime…de Linengis comitissa", without naming her third husband[334]m firstly (betrothed Sep 1206, end 1215) THIBAUT I Duke of Lorraine, son of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnès de Bar (-17 Feb or 24 Mar 1220).  m secondly (mid-May 1220, repudiated 1222) as his first wife, THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Navarra (Pamplona 3 May 1201-Pamplona 8 Jul 1253, bur Pamplona).  He succeeded in 1234 as TEOBALDO I King of Navarrem thirdly (1224 before Sep) SIMON von Leiningen, son of FRIEDRICH [III] Graf von Leiningen & his [first] wife Agnes von Eberstein ([1202/05]-[16 Mar 1234/1236]).  Graf von Dagsburg 1234. 

c)         LUITGARD (-after [1194/97]).  Jacques de Hemricourt records that “[li] conte de Hoghstroite en a haute Almaingne” married “sereur alle conte Albier de Mohaut, quy assy estoit contes Daborghes en la haute Allemaingne”, who was heiress of “la terre de Haneffe en Hainsbainge”, adding that she retired to Haneffe after her husband died where she arranged the marriage of her daughter[335].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.   m DIETRICH [I] Graf von Ahr und Hochstaden, son of OTTO Graf von Ahr & his wife Adelheid von Hochstaden (-[1194/22 Jan 1197]). 

d)         GERTRUD .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m LUDWIG [I] Graf von Saarwerden, son of FOLMAR Graf von Saarwerden & his wife Etiennette de Montbéliard (-after 1200). 

2.         [PETRONILLA (-after 14 Nov 1157).  Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the privileges of “castrum de Bafrimont” to “Libaldus de Baffrimont et uxor eius Petronilla filia comitis de Dasburg et Hugo filius eius”, just as "predecessor noster Henricus secundus imperator" granted to “fidelis sui Odonis”, by charter dated 14 Nov 1157, reproduced by vidimus dated 19 Jun 1360 at the request of “domini Huonis de Beffromont militis[336].  As discussed in the chapter dealing with the Seigneurs de Bauffremont, this charter is dubious.  No examples of later use of the name Petronilla have been noted in the Bauffremont reconstruction.  It appears unlikely that this person existed.  m LIEBAUD [II] de Bauffremont, son of --- (-[14 Nov 1157/1168]).] 

3.         [MATHILDE .  A manuscript dated to [1180] names “Isabeau” as the oldest daughter of “Liebaz li second”, married “à signour de Liney...Odes”, by whom she had “trois fils et deux filles”, adding that she inherited “de par Mahat sa tante Ovieres[337].  The father of “Isabeau” is identified as the husband of Petronilla de Dagsburg (see above).  If “sa tante” can be interpreted as maternal aunt, Mathilde would have been Petronilla´s sister.  “Ovieres” has not been identified.] 

4.         [CLEMENTIA (-before 1169).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[338], the wife of Heinrich [I] Graf von Salm may have been the daughter of Albert [I] Graf von Dagsburg, although the basis for this speculation is not known.  In any case, this parentage appears unlikely from a chronological point of view if it is correct as shown above that Graf Albert died in 1098, given the likely date of Clementia's grandson's marriage in the 1180s.  If Clementia was related to the Grafen von Dagsburg, it is therefore more likely that she would have been the daughter of Graf Hugo [XI].  m HEINRICH [I] von Salm, son of HERMANN [II] Graf von Salm & his wife Agnès de Mousson (-after 1153, bur Notre-Dame La Ronde, near Metz Cathedral).  He succeeded his brother [after 1140] as Graf von Salm und Langenstein.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    COMTES de FERRETTE [PFIRT] 1125-1324

 

 

Ferrette is located approximately midway between Basel and Montbéliard, in the southern part of Alsace.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

 

FREDERIC, son of THIERRY de Mousson & his wife Ermentrude de Bourgogne [Comté] ([1074/78]-19 Jul [1160], bur Oelenberg).  He was mentioned first in order in the list of his mother's living children in her 1105 document.  "Filia Wilelmi comitis de Burgundia Hermentrudis et filii sui Fridericus, Raginaudus, Theodericus" founded the Cluniac abbey of Froidefontaine by charter dated 8 Mar 1105 in which she names "suis antecessoribus…filiis autem Theoderici atque sue uxoris Hermentrudis, Lodewico, Wilelmo, Hugone"[339]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi, Fredericum de Ferretes…et Renaldum Strabum comitem de Barro Ducis" as the three brothers of Etienne Archbishop of Metz[340].  During his youth he was miraculously cured of paralysis thanks to Saint Morand[341].  He succeeded his father in 1103 in his territories of Altkirch and Ferrette.  He subscribed an act in 1111 with his father-in-law[342].  He became avoué of the abbey of Lure on his second marriage[343].  He is titled Comte d'Amance in 1112 and 1137, and Comte de Ferrette in 1125[344]"Fridericus comes de Firretho cum uxore mea Stephania et filio meo Lodoyco" founded the monastery of Feldbach by charter dated 1144[345].  The necrology of Basel records the death "XIV Kal Aug" of "Fridericus comes de Ferreto" and his burial "in Oelenberg"[346]

m firstly (before 12 Apr 1111) PETRISSA von Zähringen, daughter of BERTHOLD Herzog von Zähringen (-[1115]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1115] which records that "domina Petrissa, filia ducis Bertholdi" donated "predium…apud Volpach", by the hands of "viri sui comitis…Friderici de Phirrith"[347]

m secondly ETIENNETTE de Vaudémont, daughter of GERARD Comte de Vaudémont [Lorraine] & his [second] wife Heilwig von Egisheim (-[4 Dec 1160/1188], bur Oelenberg).  "Fridericus comes de Firretho cum uxore mea Stephania et filio meo Lodoyco" founded the monastery of Feldbach by charter dated 1144[348].  The necrology of Basel records the death "II Non Dec" of "Stehania comitissa" and her burial "in Oelenberg"[349]

Comte Frédéric & his second wife had one child:

1.         LOUIS [I] de Ferrette (-[1189/90]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitis Ludovici" as son of "Fredericum de Ferretes"[350]"Fridericus comes de Firretho cum uxore mea Stephania et filio meo Lodoyco" founded the monastery of Feldbach by charter dated 1144[351]He succeeded his father in [1160] as Comte de Ferrette"Ludovicus comes Ferretensis et dominus de Wadens" confirmed donations to the abbey of Rosières by "domini Vualcherii Salinensis et…domini Friderici imperatoris", previous holders of the castle of Vadans {Vadans, canton d´Arbois, Jura}, by charter dated 1173[352].  "Ludvicus comes Ferret, Odo comes de Rupe" are named as present in a charter dated 6 Sep 1178 which records a judgment by Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" in favour of the abbey of Baume-les-Dames[353]"Louis comte de Ferrette" notified the abbot of Lucelle about the settlement of a dispute between the abbey and Oelenberg, and confirmed the abbey´s possessions, by charter dated 1182[354].  He was heir to his maternal uncle Ulric de Vaudémont Comte d'Egisheim in 1187[355].  "Lodoicus comes de Firreto" confirmed donations made to the abbey of Lucelle by charter dated 1188[356].  “Lodeuuicus Firretensis comes” donated property to Kloster Oelenberg, for the souls of “Ludeuuici filii mei et filie mee Heluuidis”, with the consent of “uxore mea et filiis meis”, by charter dated 1188[357].  Heinrich Bishop of Basel “cum nepos noster Ludfridus miles...” granted toll exemptions to Lieu-Croissant monastery, with the consent of “Lodowici comitis de Phirrite...et Olrici filii sui et...fratrum ipsius Ludfridi, Henrici...et Borchardi”, by charter dated [25 Dec 1188/23 Sep 1189][358].  The Annales Marbacenses record that “Bysuntinensis archiepiscopus, comes Luodewicus de Phyrrete” accompanied “dux...Austrie Luopoldus”, who did not wish to cross Hungarian territory, through Italy and by sea on their way to participate in the Third Crusade[359].  Presumably he died some time during the journey as no further reference to Comte Louis has been found.  m firstly RICHENZA von Habsburg, daughter of WERNER [I] Graf von Habsburg & his wife --- (-Dec 1180).  A Habsburg genealogy names "Adelberctum, Gerdrudem de Mümpelgard, Richenzam de Fierrito" as the children of "Wernherus"[360].  No source has been identified which specifically states that Richenza was the wife of Comte Louis [I], but from a chronological point of view this marriage is possible.  m secondly --- (-after 1188).  The identity of Louis’s second wife has not been ascertained but the fact of this second marriage is confirmed by the following charter.  “Lodeuuicus Firretensis comes” donated property to Kloster Oelenberg, for the souls of “Ludeuuici filii mei et filie mee Heluuidis”, with the consent of “uxore mea et filiis meis”, by charter dated 1188[361]Louis [I] & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         LOUIS [II] (-[before 1188]).  Lodeuuicus Firretensis comes” donated property to Kloster Oelenberg, for the souls of “Ludeuuici filii mei et filie mee Heluuidis”, with the consent of “uxore mea et filiis meis”, by charter dated 1188[362].  The omission of the donor’s known living relatives (his wife and other children, and also himself) from the “benefit of souls” clause suggests that his children Louis and Helvide were deceased at the time, although this interpretation is not beyond all doubt.  

b)         ULRIC [I] (-murdered 27 Sep 1197).  Heinrich Bishop of Basel “cum nepos noster Ludfridus miles...” granted toll exemptions to Lieu-Croissant monastery, with the consent of “Lodowici comitis de Phirrite...et Olrici filii sui et...fratrum ipsius Ludfridi, Henrici...et Borchardi”, by charter dated [25 Dec 1188/23 Sep 1189][363]Comte de Ferrette.  He was assassinated on the orders of Othon Comte Palatin de Bourgogne[364].  The Annales Maurimonesterienses record that "Hulricus comes" was killed in 1197[365]

c)         HELVIDE (-[before 1188]).  “Lodeuuicus Firretensis comes” donated property to Kloster Oelenberg, for the souls of “Ludeuuici filii mei et filie mee Heluuidis”, with the consent of “uxore mea et filiis meis”, by charter dated 1188[366].  The omission of the donor’s known living relatives (his wife and other children, and also himself) from the “benefit of souls” clause suggests that his children Louis and Helvide were deceased at the time, although this interpretation is not beyond all doubt.

d)         children (-after 1188).  “Lodeuuicus Firretensis comes” donated property to Kloster Oelenberg, for the souls of “Ludeuuici filii mei et filie mee Heluuidis”, with the consent of “uxore mea et filiis meis”, by charter dated 1188[367].  The number of Louis’s other children is not known. 

 

 

1.         [--- de Ferrette .  [Comte de Ferrette.]  There is no direct proof of the existence of this person or, if he did exist, whether he was the same person as one of the other individuals in the Ferrette family who lived in the latter part of the 12th century.  Quiquerez suggests that “la seconde fille du comte de Sogren...Agnès” married into the Ferrette family in order to explain how it acquired possession of “[le] château de Sogren, de l´avouerie du Sornegau...[et] de celle de Grandval[368].  This appears to be a good suggestion, as the acquisition of these properties is best explained by marriage, although as discussed in more detail below Agnes von Sogren is not the only possible candidate.  If the properties were brought into the family by Agnes, there appear to be three possibilities for identifying her husband.  Firstly, Quiquerez suggests that he was Louis [I] Comte de Ferrette, assuming that he married Agnes as his second wife after the death of Richenza von Habsburg.  Agnes´s marriage (assuming that she did marry) would most likely be dated to after [1170], when she is named in a charter without any indication of her having a husband ("Comitissa Adeleidis uxor…comitis Odelardi" confirmed the donation by "prædictus vir eius comes Ovdelardus" to the abbey of Frienisberg, with the consent of "duæ filiæ sæpe dicti comitis Berhta et Agnesa…Radulfus comes prædictæ Berhtæ filius", by charter dated to [1170][369]).  If the dating of that document is correct, Louis [I] would have married Agnes about 30 years after his marriage to Richenza (dated approximately to [1140], given his birth after [1115]), which, while not impossible, seems unlikely.  Secondly, some secondary sources posit the existence of “Louis [II] Comte de Ferrette”, son of Louis [I], as the husband of Agnes.  If that is correct, all the sources dated after 1180 in which Louis is named (see above) would relate to this Louis [II].  No primary source document has been found which confirms the separate existence of Louis [II].  Thirdly, Comte Ulric [I], supposed son of Louis [I], could have been Agnes´s husband and ancestor of the later comtes de Ferrette, although no primary source has been found which supports that suggestion.  But is Agnes the most likely possibility for the wife of this unidentified [comte de Ferrette]?  One difficulty is that Agnes von Sogren may already have been old for child-bearing in [1170].  The charter dated to [1170] also names Agnes´s sister Berta, as well as Berta´s son Graf Rudolf, which indicates that Berta was a widow and that her son already bore his father´s comital title and was therefore of age.  Agnes is named second in the document and was therefore presumably Berta´s younger sister.  It is true that insufficient sources have been found to speculate reliably on the chronology of the Sogren family, but if the difference of age of the sisters was not great Agnes´s birth could be dated to as early as [1130].  The [1170] charter suggests another possibility for the identity of the wife of the unnamed [comte de Ferrette].  If Graf Rudolf, Agnes´s nephew, was already of age, it is possible (as shown below) that he had a sister of marriageable age who could have brought Sogren properties to her husband as dowry.  m (after [1170]) EITHER: AGNES von Sogren, daughter of UDELHARD [II] Graf von Sogren [Soybières/Saugern] & his wife Adelheid ---], OR: --- von Thierstein, daughter of --- Graf von Thierstein & his wife Berta von Sogren.] 

 

 

1.         FREDERIC [II] de Ferrette, son of --- (-murdered [1232/25 Jan 1233]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms the parentage of Comte Frédéric [II].  He could have been the son of Comte Ulric or a grandson of Comte Louis [I] by another unknown son of Louis.  He succeeded as Comte de Ferrette"...Riccardus comes Montisbelgardensis, comes Fridericus de Ferreto, comes Sibertus de Vuerda..." subcribed the charter dated 1 Jun 1207 under which Philipp King of Germany confirmed his imperial fiefs to “consanguineus noster Thomas comes Sabaudiæ[370]"Fridericus comes de Phirreto" donated property to Lieucroissant abbey by charter dated 1210[371]"Fridericus comes Ferretarum" authorised the abbey of Lucelle by charter dated 1215 which names "abbas Bercholdus eiusdem ecclesie, frater uxoris meæ Hilvidis"[372].  The Annales Colmarienses record that "Fridericus comes Phirretarum" was killed by "filio suo dicto Grimmel" in 1234[373].  This date can be adjusted backwards by the charter dated 25 Jan 1233 under which his son "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie"[374]m firstly [--- von Egisheim], daughter of ---.  She founded the abbey of Valdieu[375]m secondly (before 1215) HEILWIG [Stephanie] von Urach, daughter of EGINO [IV] "dem Bärtigen" Graf von Urach & his wife Agnes von Zähringen.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1215 under which her husband "Fridericus comes Ferretarum" authorised the abbey of Lucelle which names "abbas Bercholdus eiusdem ecclesie, frater uxoris meæ Hilvidis"[376]Stephana comitissa Phirrecensis” donated property to the church of Basel to found anniversaries for herself and “comitis Friderici viri mei”, with the consent of “filio meo Lodoico”, by charter dated to [1232][377].  As can be seen below, the name Stephanie was introduced into the family of the comtes de Ferrette after this marriage.  "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie", by charter dated 25 Jan 1233[378].  1262.  Frédéric [II] & his [first] wife had two children: 

a)         AGNES (-before Jul 1272, bur [Clairefontaine]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Dame de Montreux-en-Ferrette [Münsterol].  "Fredericus Tullensis comes" donated property to the abbey of Clairefontaine, with the consent of "Renardus frater meus, Agnes comitissa uxor mea, Odo, Matheus et Philyppus filii mei", by charter dated 1227[379].  With three children named in this document, Agnes could not have been married much later than 1222.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests that she was born from her father’s first marriage.  "Ferris cuens de Toul et...Ovede ses fils" mortgaged "nostre contei de Toul" to “nostre...cousin et nostre seignore Maheu dus de Loregne et Merchis”, with the consent of “nos femes...Agnele et Ezabel”, by charter dated 16 May 1248[380].  “Agnes comitissa Tullensis et Odo filius eius” ratified a donation to Chaumousey, with the consent of “filiorum nostrorum Odonis, Friderici et Orrici et uxoris Odonis filii nostri” by charter dated 1250[381].  "Agnes quondam Tulley comitissa et dna Fondeneti castri" [Fontenoy-le-Château, Bains, Vosges] donated the abbey of Sainte-Marie de Valdieu, which she (“de meo proprio”) had constructed "prope castrum meum de Muostireus" [Montreux-Château, Fontaine, Belfort], to Chaise-Dieu, for the soul of “dni Friderici comitis quondam Tulley”, by charter dated Oct 1260, the same document recording that “H. comes Ferretensis...B. dnus de Beauvoir...” donated property to Sainte-Marie de Valdieu[382].  "Odes diz quens de Toul et sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, with the consent of "dame Agnel ma mere dicte contesse de Toul...", by charter dated Apr 1266[383]"Ferris prevoz de seint Thiebaut de Mez et...Mahuz damoisees et...Jehanz chevaliers diz Barniers, tuit troi frere germein et...Ferris leur nies sires de Fontenoy lo Chastel" donated property to Clairefontaine, for the soul of “dame Agnel nostre mere contesse de Toul qui fuit”, by charter dated Dec 1272[384]m (before [1222]) FERRY Comte de Toul, son of MATHIEU de Lorraine Comte de Toul & his wife Beatrix de Dampierre-en-Astenois (-[16 May 1248/1250], bur Clairefontaine). 

b)         ALIX [Algéarde] (-before 1268).  A charter dated 15 May 1226 records that "Fridericum comitem Firretensem" and "Richardum comitem Montisbilig" agreed to end the war between them with the marriage of "Tierricus filius comitis Montisbiligardi major natu" and "Adeardim filiam comitis Firretensis", with the consent of "Olrico et Lodovico filiis ipsius comitis Firretensis"[385]Dame de Belfort.  "Thierry conte de Montbeliart" donated property to the hospital at Montbéliard, with the consent of "Alix ma femme contesse de Montbeliart et Richard mon filz", by charter dated Jul 1249, confirmed Jun 1269[386]m (after 15 May 1226) THIERRY "le Grand" de Montbéliard, son of RICHARD [III] Comte de Montbéliard & his second wife Agnes d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-[15 May/4 Sep] 1283).  He succeeded his father in 1227 as Comte de Montbéliard

Frédéric [II] & his second wife had [eight] children: 

c)         ULRIC [II] (-1 Feb 1275, bur Feldbach).  A charter dated 15 May 1226 records that "Fridericum comitem Firretensem" and "Richardum comitem Montisbilig" agreed to end the war between them with the marriage of "Tierricus filius comitis Montisbiligardi major natu" and "Adeardim filiam comitis Firretensis", with the consent of "Olrico et Lodovico filiis ipsius comitis Firretensis"[387].  His mother´s identity is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which "Ulricus comes Firretensis" donated property to the abbey of Lucelle, naming "abbatis eiusdem loci domini Bertholdi avunculi nostri"[388].  He succeeded as Comte de Ferrette

-        see below

d)         LOUIS [III] (-Rieti 1236 after 26 Aug).  A charter dated 15 May 1226 records that "Fridericum comitem Firretensem" and "Richardum comitem Montisbilig" agreed to end the war between them with the marriage of "Tierricus filius comitis Montisbiligardi major natu" and "Adeardim filiam comitis Firretensis", with the consent of "Olrico et Lodovico filiis ipsius comitis Firretensis"[389]Comte de Ferrette.  "Lodowicus comes Ferretensis" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Lucelle, previously confirmed by "patris mei Friderici comitis Ferretensis", by charter dated 1230[390]Stephana comitissa Phirrecensis” donated property to the church of Basel to found anniversaries for herself and “comitis Friderici viri mei”, with the consent of “filio meo Lodoico”, by charter dated to [1232][391].  The Annales Colmarienses record that "Fridericus comes Phirretarum" was killed by "filio suo dicto Grimmel" in 1234[392].  This record refers to Louis [III], as demonstrated by the charter dated 25 Jan 1233 under which [his brother] "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie", which appoints guarantors to ensure that “Ludewicum qui nunc prescriptus est” to confirm the donation if he was purged of his infamy and reconciled (“si infamia, qua laborat, purgatus, reconciliatus fuerit”)[393].  However, Quiquerez publishes a French translation of a deathbed confession of “Ulric comte de Ferrette” dated 31 Jan 1285 which states that “le meurtrier de notre père Frédéric n´est point notre frère Louis que nous avons accusé injustement et exclu de sa succession...mais nous Ulric” requesting absolution for this killing and that of “Rodolphe comte de Sogren[394].  "L...comes Ferretarum" donated "domum unam in castro Purrendrut" [Porrentruy] to Bellelay abbey by charter dated 16 Jan 1233[395].  The Historia Novientensis Monasterii records that Heinrich King of Germany (son of Emperor Friedrich II) donated “Danne” [Thanne] held by “comite de Phyrreto qui dicebatur Grimel, qui parricidium in patrem suum commiserat” to Strasbourg Cathedral[396].  "Lodoicus comes de Ferreto" swore to obey the orders of Pope Gregory IX who lifted the excommunication against him, by charter dated 18 Aug 1236[397].  The testament of "Lodoicus comes de Ferreto", dated 20 Aug 1236 at Rieti, bequeathed his property to the church, except “duabus villis...Aghentale et Durlenstorph...in Basiliensi dioecesi” which were bequeathed to “uxori meæ[398]m --- (-after 20 Aug 1236).  The testament of "Lodoicus comes de Ferreto", dated 20 Aug 1236 at Rieti, bequeathed his property to the church, except “duabus villis...Aghentale et Durlenstorph...in Basiliensi dioecesi” which were bequeathed to “uxori meæ[399]

e)         BERTHOLD (-10 Dec 1262, bur Basel Münster).  "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie", by charter dated 25 Jan 1233[400].  Canon at Basel Cathedral 1230/1233.  Canon at Strasbourg Cathedral 1237/1240.  Provost at Moutier-Grandval 1243/1249.  Coadjutor of Basel 1248.  Bishop of Basel 1249. 

f)          ADALBERT (-1251 or after)"Ulricus et Albertus fratres de Ferreto comites" relinquished claims in favour of Murbach abbey by charter dated Dec 1235[401]Vogt von Masmünster 1241.  m ---.  Adalbert & his wife had one child: 

i)          ISABELLEm JEAN de Darney Seigneur de Darney et d'Arrentières.  1242/1284. 

g)         STEPHANIE (-29 Jul after 1235).  Nun at Unterlinden, Colmar. 

h)         HEILWIG (-before 1247)m KONRAD von Horburg, son of --- (-after 1259).  Konrad & his wife had two children: 

i)          [ANNA .  Abbess of Secken 1260/1289.] 

j)          [FREDERIC (-after [1245]).  "Stephanus…prior…Cellæ Vilmaris" complained to Cluny that “Fridericus frater domini comitis Firretensis” was claiming the right of appointment over the priory, by charter dated to [1245][402].  It is not certain that Frederic was the son of Frederic [II] Comte de Ferrette.  However, Frederic´s supposed brother Ulric was the ruling comte de Ferrette at the estimated date of this charter.]

 

 

ULRIC [II] de Ferrette, son of FREDERIC [II] Comte de Ferrette & his second wife Heilwig von Urach (-1 Feb 1275, bur Feldbach).  A charter dated 15 May 1226 records that "Fridericum comitem Firretensem" and "Richardum comitem Montisbilig" agreed to end the war between them with the marriage of "Tierricus filius comitis Montisbiligardi major natu" and "Adeardim filiam comitis Firretensis", with the consent of "Olrico et Lodovico filiis ipsius comitis Firretensis"[403].  His mother´s identity is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 under which "Ulricus comes Firretensis" donated property to the abbey of Lucelle, naming "abbatis eiusdem loci domini Bertholdi avunculi nostri"[404].  He succeeded as Comte de Ferrette.  "Uolricus comes Phirretensis" confirmed the donation to the church of Basel, made by "mater mea Helvvigis comitissa Phirretensis et Berhtoldus frater meus, Basiliensis ecclesie canonicus" with the consent of "pater meus felicis recordationis Fridericus comes Phirretensis" at the court of "consanguineo meo Alberto comite de Habespurg lantgravio Alsatie", by charter dated 25 Jan 1233, witnessed by "Hermannus comes junior de Froburg…" and which appoints guarantors to ensure that “Ludewicum qui nunc prescriptus est” to confirm the donation if he was purged of his infamy (“si infamia, qua laborat, purgatus, reconciliatus fuerit”)[405]"Ulricus et Albertus fratres de Ferreto comites" relinquished claims in favour of Murbach abbey by charter dated Dec 1235[406]Seigneur de Florimont [Blumberg] 1256.  Berthold Bishop of Basel recorded that "Johannes...von der Halden" had renounced rights in "monasterium Bellelagie" by charter dated 13 Oct 1261, in the presence of "Ulricus comes Phirretarum...Fridericus et Lodwicus filii comitis eiusdem"[407]Comes Ulricus Phirretensis” confirmed donations by "Heilewigis mater mea…Friderici patris mei", with the consent of "Fridericus, Lodowicus et Theobaldus fratres", by charter dated 1262[408].  [The Annales Colmarienses record that "comes Phirretarum" captured "fratrem suum...Grevelinum" in 1270[409].  It is unclear to whom this entry refers as all the known brothers of Comte Ulric [II] were deceased by 1270.  Quiquerez suggests that “comes Phirretarum” in this passage was Thiébaut, son of Ulric, not Ulric himself[410], and the source dated 1 Apr 1274 quoted below shows that Thiébaut used the comital title during his father´s lifetime.]  Ulricus comes Ferretensis nec non Fridericus et Theobaldus filii nostri” signed an agreement with Kloster Murbach dated 8 Aug 1269[411]The Alberti Argentinensis Chronicon records that “comes Ferretarum”, to the indignation of his relatives (“ex quadam indignatione suorum”) proposed exchanging “terræ suæ” with the bishop of Basel for “munitionem et vallem Telschberg” [Delémont], but he eventually agreed to resign “castrum Zouger et advocatiam in Sergowe” to the bishop who granted “Ferretum, Altkilch” to him as fiefs[412].  The Annales Basilienses record that "dominus Heinricus episcopus Basiliensis" bought the county of Ferrette from "comite Phirretarum Ulrico et filius eius" for "mille marcis et ab eo in feodum receperunt" in 1271[413].  Quiquerez publishes a French translation of a deathbed confession of “Ulric comte de Ferrette” dated 31 Jan 1285 which states that “le meurtrier de notre père Frédéric n´est point notre frère Louis que nous avons accusé injustement et exclu de sa succession...mais nous Ulric” requesting absolution for this killing and that of “Rodolphe comte de Sogren[414].  The Annales Colmarienses record that "comes Ulricus de Phirreto" died "vigilia purificationis" in 1275[415].  The Annales Basilienses record the death "vigilia purificacionis" in 1275 of "comes Ulricus de Pfirreto"[416]

m firstly ---.  The name of Ulric´s first wife is not known with certainty.  Secondary sources show two possible wives.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, she was "--- de Belvoir".  According to Petit[417], she was Elisabeth de Salins, widow of Henri de Vienne Seigneur de Montmorot et de Vadans, daughter of Jean [I] "l'Antique/le Sage" Comte de Chalon & his first wife Mathilde de Bourgogne (-Château de Vadans 31 Mar 1277), from whom he must have separated if this marriage is correct.  Elisabeth married [thirdly] (before Apr 1241) Henri de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau

m secondly (before 1254) as her second husband, AGNES de Vergy, widow of PIERRE [I] de Bauffremont, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau et d'Autrey & his wife Clémence de Fouvent (-[1261/Oct 1268]).  Courcelles records her parentage but provides no primary source reference which confirms the information[418]Agnès contesse de Ferretes” notified the agreement brokered by “me sires Huars de Baffroiment” between Mureau and “me fis Liebaus” concerning “de dimes de Gendrevile et de Aiwruile...” by charter dated 1254[419].  “Agnes contesse de Ferrette et dame de Biaffroymont et…Liebauz ses fiz” reached agreement with the abbey of Cherlieu by charter dated 1256 which names "nostre maire…Clemence dame de Fouvanz et Henry de Vergy mon frère senechaul de Borgoigne"[420]Dame de Morey 1256.  Agnès contesse de Ferrotes” confirmed donations made to Clairfontaine by “Liebauz mes fiz sires de Befroimont” by charter dated 1261[421]

Ulric [II] & his first wife had three children: 

1.         FREDERIC (-1267 or after).  Berthold Bishop of Basel recorded that "Johannes...von der Halden" had renounced rights in "monasterium Bellelagie" by charter dated 13 Oct 1261, in the presence of "Ulricus comes Phirretarum...Fridericus et Lodwicus filii comitis eiusdem"[422]Comes Ulricus Phirretensis” confirmed donations by "Heilewigis mater mea…Friderici patris mei", with the consent of "Fridericus, Lodowicus et Theobaldus fratres", by charter dated 1262[423].  “Ulricus comes Ferretensis nec non Fridericus et Theobaldus filii nostri” signed an agreement with Kloster Murbach dated 8 Aug 1269[424]Seigneur de Rougemont [Rotenberg].  m as her first husband, GILLE de Vienne, daughter of HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Alix ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not been identified.  Dame de Saint-Loup du Jura.  She married secondly Simon [III] de Chaussin (-killed in battle 1273).  Frédéric & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Rougemont (-before 6 Feb 1319).  The Annales Colmarienses record that "comes Theobaldus Phirretensis" captured "filium fratris sui" in 1280[425], although it is not known to whom the latter refers. 

b)         FREDERIC [Ulrich] (-before 6 Feb 1319). 

c)         MATHILDE (-before 6 Feb 1319). 

2.         LOUIS (-before 1275).  "Ludouicus filius Ulrici comitis Ferretensis" renounced the right to "advocatia de Michelmbach" in favour of Lucelle abbey by charter dated early Aug 1259, witnessed by "...Vlricus comes Ferretensis pater meus..."[426].  Berthold Bishop of Basel recorded that "Johannes...von der Halden" had renounced rights in "monasterium Bellelagie" by charter dated 13 Oct 1261, in the presence of "Ulricus comes Phirretarum...Fridericus et Lodwicus filii comitis eiusdem"[427]Comes Ulricus Phirretensis” confirmed donations by "Heilewigis mater mea…Friderici patris mei", with the consent of "Fridericus, Lodowicus et Theobaldus fratres", by charter dated 1262[428]Seigneur de Florimont.  It is assumed that he predeceased his father, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Louis’s wife has not been identified.  Louis & his wife had one child: 

a)         ULRIC (-Rhine 21 Dec 1281).  Seigneur de Florimont.  He drowned in the River Rhine[429].

3.         AGNES (-before 1249).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (1243) as his first wife, GUILLAUME de Vienne, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Scholastique de Champagne (-1255). 

Ulric [II] & his second wife had three children: 

4.         THIEBAUT (-Basel [4 Dec 1310/7 Feb 1311])Comes Ulricus Phirretensis” confirmed donations by "Heilewigis mater mea…Friderici patris mei", with the consent of "Fridericus, Lodowicus et Theobaldus fratres", by charter dated 1262[430]He succeeded his father in 1275 as Comte de Ferrette

-        see below

5.         ADELAIDE (-before 1314)Vro Adelheit von Regensperg sin ehliche swester” renounced her parental rights from “ihr...vatter Grafen Ulrich...und von ihr...mutter frowen Agnesen” in favour of “Graf Thyebald von Pfirt” by charter dated 24 May 1300[431].  Frau von Balm 1310.  m ULRICH von Regensberg, son of LÜTOLD [V] von Regensberg & his wife Berthe de Neuchâtel (-before 25 Oct 1282). 

6.         STEPHANIE (-Plixbourg 23 Sep 1276, bur Colmar Unterlinden).  The Annales Basilienses record the death "Non Kal Oct 1276…in castro Plixiberg" of "advocatissa Alsatiæ, filia comitis Phiretarum…uxor Conradi Wernheri" and her burial "in cymiterio Sancti Ioannis-sub-thilia in Columbaria"[432]m KONRAD WERNER [III] von Hattstatt, son of --- (-[1324], bur Colmar Unterlinden).  The Annales Colmarienses record that "Conradus Wernherus de Hadstat" entered "ordinem Teutonicorum" in 1267[433]

 

 

THIEBAUT de Ferrette, son of ULRIC [II] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his second wife Agnes de Vergy (- Basel [4 Dec 1310/7 Feb 1311])Comes Ulricus Phirretensis” confirmed donations by "Heilewigis mater mea…Friderici patris mei", with the consent of "Fridericus, Lodowicus et Theobaldus fratres", by charter dated 1262[434].  “Ulricus comes Ferretensis nec non Fridericus et Theobaldus filii nostri” signed an agreement with Kloster Murbach dated 8 Aug 1269[435].  [The Annales Colmarienses record that "comes Phirretarum" captured "fratrem suum...Grevelinum" in 1270[436].  It is unclear to whom this entry refers as all the known brothers of Comte Ulric [II] were deceased by 1270.  Quiquerez suggests that “comes Phirretarum” in this passage was Thiébaut, son of Ulric, not Ulric himself[437], and the source dated 1 Apr 1274 quoted below shows that Thiébaut used the comital title during his father´s lifetime.]  He adopted the title “comte” during the lifetime of his father:  "Domini mei Th. comitis Phirretarum" sealed the charter dated 1 Apr 1274 under which "Waltherus dominus de Stehnbrunne" confirmed the donation to Lucelle abbey made by "felicis memorie domino Waltero patre meo"[438].  He succeeded his father in 1275 as Comte de Ferrette.  The Annales Basilienses record that "dominus episcopus Basiliensis" bought the county of Ferrette in 1276 and confirmed the purchase by letters[439], presumably a confirmation of the purchase in 1271 noted above.  The Annales Colmarienses record that "comes Theobaldus de Phirreto" held "magnam curiam" in 1276 at which the king and queen of Germany, and the duke of Lorraine were present[440].  Châtelain de Rougemont 1295.  Thiebaut cunes de Ferrettes” granted “le fied...que messires Jehan de Dale chevalier fils monsieur Henry de Dale chevalier qui fut, tenoit...la wouerie d’Aremoncourt, de Vandoncourt, de Doncourt, de Daule et d’Audincourt” to “nostre...cousin messire Thiebaut sires du Neufchastel” by charter dated Oct 1298, sealed by “nostre...frere monsieur Liebaul seignour de Beffroimont[441]

m firstly (before Oct 1273) as her second husband, KATHARINA von Klingen, widow of RUDOLF von Lichtenberg, daughter of WALTER [III] Herr von Klingen & his wife Sophie --- (-1296).  Walter von Klingen sold property to Mangold, with the consent of “seiner Gemahlin Sophie und seine Töchter Verene comitisse de Veringen, Herzlaude, Katarine et Clare und deren Männer”, by charter dated 10 May 1270[442]Her first marriage is suggested by the following document: a charter dated 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?) records an agreement between Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg and Ludowicum, Rudolfum de Liechtenberg advocatos civitatis Argent. et vener. virum dom. cantorem ecclesie Argent. ipsorum et reliquorum...filiorum...Heinrici et Ludewici quondam de Liechtenberg nomine”, relating to a promise made by “Waltherus felicis recordationis quondam episcopus Argent.” to “eisdem dnis de Liechtenberg ad. dom. Katharinam maritandam”, and naming “dom. Walthero nobili viro de Clingen[443].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: "Ul de Ulingen" renounced “feodo...in Nider-Endingen”, held from “quondam dominus meus Wa. nobilis de Klingen avus vester”, in favour of [her son] “Ul...comiti juniori de Phirt” by charter dated 21 Mar 1298[444] Heinrich Bishop of Basel and "Grave Thiebalt von Phirrete" record various sales of property, naming “Grevin Vron Katherinen sine...vrowen”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1278[445]

m secondly ([1304/05]) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Blâmont, widow of JEAN de Bourgogne Seigneur de Montaigu [Bourgogne-Comté], daughter of HENRI [I] Seigneur de Blamont & his wife Kunigunde von Leiningen (-[after 23 Jun 1369]). 

Thiébaut & his first wife had [six] children: 

1.         ULRICH [III] von Pfirt (-Basel 11 Mar 1324, bur Thann Barfusserkirche).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Jan 1312 under which Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed the marriage of "filiam…Theob. comitis Phirretarum" and "filium Eberhardi comitis de Wirtenberg", with "Ulricus comes Phirretarum frater dictæ filiæ" acting as proxy[446].  Seigneur de Rougemont 1305/1309.  He succeeded his father in 1311 as Comte de Ferrette.  "Vlricus comes Pherretarum" granted protection to the monks of the abbey of Lieu-Croissant by charter dated 29 Feb 1311[447].  “Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[448]"Graue Vlrich von Phirte" issued judgment in favour of Lucelle abbey relating to property at Lutterbach by charter dated 21 Apr 1312[449].  [Friedrich King of Germany enlisted the support of “advocatos nostros per Alsaciam” against “Heinricum marchionem de Hachburg” for the release of “Egelolfi de Lantsperg”, confirmed by “Ulrico comiti Phirretarum et Ottoni de Ohsenstein advocatis nostris provincialibus”, by charter dated 1212[450].  This charter raises serious concerns as no Ulric Comte de Ferrette is known at that date.  Could it be spurious or seriously misdated?  For examples, “Friedrich King of Germany” could refer to Friedrich I Duke of Austria who was elected as anti-king in 1315.]  The bishop of Basel declared that "dominus Ulricus comes Ferretarum...filie ex...domina Johanna de Montebellicardi eius uxore" could succeed her father by charter dated 30 May 1318[451].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[452].  The necrology of Basel records the death "V Id Mar" in 1324 of "Ulricus comes Phirretarum pater…Johanne…principis dni Alberti ducis Austrie Styrie et Carinthie…ducisse" and his burial "in oppido dicte Tanne in ecclesia fratrum Minorum"[453]m (Betrothed 29 Nov 1295, 1303 before 28 Jul) as her first wife, JEANNE de Bourgogne, daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-[26 Aug 1347/11 Sep 1349]).  The marriage contract between “domino Renaldo de Burgundia comitte Montisbeligardi...Johannetam de Burgundia filiam dicti Renaldi...et...domine Guillerme eius uxoris comitisse” and “domino Theobaldo comitte Ferretarum...Hurricum filium dicti Theobaldi primogenitum” is dated 29 Nov 1295[454].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[455]Jeanne de Montbeliard comtesse de Ferrette” promised protection to “Estuenin et Cuenin freres dit Grangiers de Bocourtby charter dated 14 Dec 1324[456]She married secondly (before 23 Feb 1326) Rudolf Hesso Markgraf von Baden.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: “Raoul de Hesse marquis de Bade” declared his willingness to hold his properties “du chef de Jeanne de Montbéliard sa femme” as fiefs from “la reine Jeanne” by charter dated 1328[457].  “Henry conte de Montbeliard seigneur de Montfalcon” divided the territories of “montbelliard, de Belfort et d’Ericourt et de Grange” with “ma...sur Jehanne de Montbelliard femme au conte de Ferrettes et marquise de Baulde par celuy temps que ledit partaige furent faict”, the latter taking “Belfort et Hericourt”, by charter dated 3 May 1332[458]She married thirdly (before 2 Aug 1339) as his first wife, Wilhelm Graf von Katzenelnbogen.  Her third marriage is indicated by the following charter: Jeanne de Montbéliard comtesse de Katznellebogheim” founded “[le] chapitre [de Belfort]” by charter dated 1342[459]Ulrich [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE ([1310]-Vienna 15 Nov 1351, bur Kloster Gaming)The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven names "filia comitis Phirretarum" as wife of "dux Albertus"[460]Genealogies such as Europäische Stammtafeln[461] state that Jeanne was born in 1300.  This seems unlikely given that her youngest son was born in 1351.  It also does not fit with her parents’ marriage (1303 before 28 Jul), and the birth dates of her mother’s immediate family (younger sister born around 1295).  It is more reasonable to suppose that she was born around 1310.  The bishop of Basel declared that "dominus Ulricus comes Ferretarum...filie ex...domina Johanna de Montebellicardi eius uxore" could succeed her father by charter dated 30 May 1318[462].  “Ulricus comes Phirretarum” notified that “Rudolfum marchionem de Baden seniorem et dominam Guttam de Strasberg uxorem eius” bought “terciam partem hereditatis bone memorie domini Bertholdi comitis de Strasberg quondam fratris dicte domine Gutte” and transferred it to the church of Basel, with the consent of “domine Johannete collateralis nostre...comitissa de Pherreto”, by charter dated 27 Apr 1320[463]She succeeded her father as Comtesse de Ferrette [Pfirt] 11 Mar 1324.  "Johanna...Herzogin zu Osterreich...Ursele von Pfurdt Grafin ze Hochenberg, Grede [...Margrafen Friderich ihr...mann] und Adelheit [...Rudolf genant Wekker ihr...mann] Margravinen und Vrowen zu Baaden" agreed to divide the succession of “unsren...mutter frowen Johanne von Mimpelgard Grafin zu Kazenellenbogen” by charter dated 26 Aug 1347[464]The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records the death in 1351 of "domine Iohanne ducisse…filia comitis Phiretarum"[465]The necrology of Gaming records the death "1351 XVII Kal Dec" of "Iohanna ducissa Austria in Phyrt quidam genta hic sepulta"[466].  The necrology of Heiligenkreuz records the death "XVI Kal Oct" of "Iohanna ux ducis Alberti"[467].  This date is not corroborated by other sources and should be viewed with caution in light of the number of inaccuracies noted in this necrology.  m (15 Feb 1324) ALBRECHT of Austria, son of ALBRECHT I King of Germany, Duke of Austria & his wife Elisabeth von Görz-Tirol (Habsburg 12 Dec 1298-Vienna 20 Jul 1358, bur Gaming).  He succeeded his brother in 1330 as ALBRECHT II “der Weise” Duke of Austria and Steiermark, Duke of Carinthia, Krain and South Tirol. 

b)         URSULA (-5 or 15 May after 1367).  "Johanna...Herzogin zu Osterreich...Ursele von Pfurdt Grafin ze Hochenberg, Grede [...Margrafen Friderich ihr...mann] und Adelheit [...Rudolf genant Wekker ihr...mann] Margravinen und Vrowen zu Baaden" agreed to divide the succession of “unsren...mutter frowen Johanne von Mimpelgard Grafin zu Kazenellenbogen” by charter dated 26 Aug 1347[468].  Dame de Belfort 1347.  Dame de Rougemont until 1350.  Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg settled a dispute between Murbach abbey and graff Hug here zu Hohenberg...und...Urselen grevinne von Phirt sine...frowen” concerning "Uffholtz" by charter dated 22 May 1350[469]Dame de Dannemarie [Dammerkirche], Traubach and Pfetterhausen [Pfetterhouse] until 1351.  The necrology of Augiæ Maioris records the death "III Non Mai" of "Ursula com de Phirt"[470], many members of the family of Montfort (that of her second husband) being recorded in the same necrology.  m firstly ([8 Jun/9 Jul] 1333) HUGO [I] Graf von Hohenberg, son of RUDOLF [I] Graf von Hohenberg [Zollern] & his first wife Agnes von Werdenberg (-26 May 1354).  m secondly (1354) as his second wife, WILHELM [II] Graf von Montfort in Bregenz, son of WILHELM [I] Graf von Montfort in Tettnang & his [third wife --- von Rappoltstein/fourth wife ---] (-[18 May 1373/14 Jun 1374]).

2.         THIEBAUT (-[9 May 1311/1 Apr 1312], bur Thann Barfüsserkirche).  Seigneur de Rougemont 1295.  “Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[471]

3.         JEAN (-[18 May 1309/1 Apr 1312]).  Seigneur de Rougemont.  “Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[472]

4.         HERZELAUDE (-3 Apr 1317, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Theobaldum comitem Ferretarum…filiam" married "Ottoni de Ohsenstein"[473]Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[474].  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “III Non Apr” 1317 of “domina Hertzlanda uxor domini Ottonis de Ochsenstein, filia Theobaldi comitis de Pfirdt[475]m (before 24 Nov 1299) OTTO [V] von Ochsenstein, son of OTTO [IV] von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Lichtenberg (-19 Oct 1327, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau).

5.         SOPHIE (-25 Mar 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Theobaldum comitem Ferretarum…aliam filiam" married "Ulrico comiti de Wirtenberg"[476].  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed the marriage of "filiam…Theob. comitis Phirretarum" and "filium Eberhardi comitis de Wirtenberg", with "Ulricus comes Phirretarum frater dictæ filiæ" acting as proxy, by charter dated 2 Jan 1312[477].  “Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[478]The necrology of Zwiefalten records the death "VIII Kal Apr" of "Sophya com de Wirtenberg"[479]m ([2 Jan/1 Apr] 1312) ULRICH von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD I "der Erlauchte" Graf von Württemberg & his wife Irmgard von Baden (-murdered Alsace 11 Jul 1344, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).  He succeeded his father 1325 as ULRICH III Graf von Württemberg

6.         [ERMENGARDE (-1329).  If her parentage is correct, it is surprising that she was not named in her supposed brother’s 1 Apr 1312 charter quoted above.  m EBERHARD [II] Graf von Landau, son of EBERHARD [I] Graf von Grüningen-Landau [Württemberg] & his wife Richenza von Löwenstein [Calw] (-after 1340).  1318/1340.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    HERREN von GEROLDSECK am WASICHEN

 

 

This chapter sets out the Alsatian family of Geroldseck am Wasichen (Geroldseck-ès-Vosges in French).  The Geroldseck/Hohengeroldseck family in the Ortenau is shown in the document BADEN.  According to the early 16th century Chronicle of Matheus Marschalcus de Piberbach et Pappenhaim, the two families shared a common origin[480].  Lehr, in his 19th century study of the Geroldseck family, is sceptical[481]Grandidier notes that the sets of arms of the two families are different[482]

 

 

1.         OTTO [I] von Geroldseck (-after 1126).  Advocate of Marmoutier.  A charter dated 1120, recording an exchange of property between Marmoutier and Sindelsberg, names “advocatem Ottonem seniorem[483]A charter dated 1126, recording that “comes...Petrus de Luzelburg...conjuge sua Itta et unico filio Regenhaldo” donated “prædium suum Mayenhamswiller” for the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Choux, was witnessed by “Otto de Gerolzeg cum tribus filiis Diedrico, Burchardo et Ottone...[484]m ---.  The name of Otto’s wife is not known.  Otto [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         DIETRICH von GeroldseckA charter dated 1126, recording that “comes...Petrus de Luzelburg...conjuge sua Itta et unico filio Regenhaldo” donated “prædium suum Mayenhamswiller” for the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Choux, was witnessed by “Otto de Gerolzeg cum tribus filiis Diedrico, Burchardo et Ottone...[485]

b)         BURCHARD [I] von GeroldseckA charter dated 1126, recording that “comes...Petrus de Luzelburg...conjuge sua Itta et unico filio Regenhaldo” donated “prædium suum Mayenhamswiller” for the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Choux, was witnessed by “Otto de Gerolzeg cum tribus filiis Diedrico, Burchardo et Ottone...[486].  The Chronicle of Papenhaim states that “Burckhart...Sun...her Otten” married “ein Grafin von Vöringen” by whom he had “ein Sun Wolffgang” who settled “in Wurzburg in dem Thurnier”, married “ein Lantgravin im Elsass” and had a son “Walther” who married “ein Grävin von Malberg” [ancestor of the Ortenau Geroldseck family][487]...Otto et Burchardus Gerolchsetto” witnessed the charter dated 10 Apr 1141 under which Konrad III King of Germany recorded agreements between Basel and St Blasius[488]

c)         OTTO [II] von Geroldseck (-after 1155).  A charter dated 1126, recording that “comes...Petrus de Luzelburg...conjuge sua Itta et unico filio Regenhaldo” donated “prædium suum Mayenhamswiller” for the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Choux, was witnessed by “Otto de Gerolzeg cum tribus filiis Diedrico, Burchardo et Ottone...[489]Papenhaim’s Chronicle does not record the early descent of the Geroldseck am Wasichen family, but Lehr says that “on considère généralement le troisième [fils d’Otto], Othon, comme la souche des Geroldseck-ès-Vosges[490]...Otto et Burchardus Gerolchsetto” witnessed the charter dated 10 Apr 1141 under which Konrad III King of Germany recorded agreements between Basel and St Blasius[491].  Advocate of Marmoutier.  A charter dated 1143 records that “comes Regenoldus comitis de Lutzelburg filius” donated “prædium...Loubach in sacro nemore” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “matris suæ...ac fratris sui Henrici Argentinensis advocati”, in the hands of “Otto hujus loci advocatus[492]A charter dated 1147 records an agreement between Burchard Bishop of Strasbourg and the abbot of Marmoutier concerning “Sindelesberch”, witnessed by “...Otto advocatus...[493]Dominus Anselmus advocatus Argentinensis, dominus Otto advocatus Maurimonasterii..” witnessed the 1155 charter under which Burchard Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed an exchange involving Kloster Mauersmünster[494]m ---.  The name of Otto’s wife is not known.  Otto [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          OTTO [III] von Geroldseck (-after 1193).  It is unclear whether the earlier charters quoted below refer to Otto [II] or Otto [III].  A charter dated 1158 records an agreement between the abbot of Neuwiller and “comes Hugo de Dagesburc principalis advocatus nostræ abbatiæ” concerning “Dossenheim”, naming “obsides nobis domnum Ottonem de Geroldisekke...”, and “pratum domni Ottonis istius loci minoris advocati”, witnessed by “...Otto advocatus, fraterque eius Gundelbertus...[495].  The text suggests that “domnum Ottonem de Geroldisekke” and “Otto advocatus...” were different persons.  Bruno prepositus Avellanensis ecclesiæ” and “frater noster Ekkehardus canonicus ecclesiæ sancti Florentii ac beati Mauricii, Sulcensis” exchanged property, with the consent of “nostro pariter et advocati domni Ottonis de Geroldesecken et Boimundi viceadvocai”, by charter dated 1162 “Otto hujus loci advocatus[496]...Ottone de Gerolteseke, Burchardo de Ohsenstein” witnessed the 1187 charter under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the possessions of Königsbrück monastery[497].  A charter dated 1193 records the settlement of a dispute between the bishop of Strasbourg and “dem Herrn Otto von Geroltseck” concerning half of the town of Saverne[498]

ii)         BURCHARD [II] von Geroldseck (-after 1172).  “Domnus Otto de Geroldesecken ecclesie s. Florentii de Haselaha advocatus et frater eius Burchardus” are named in a charter of Rudolf Bishop of Strasbourg dated 1172[499]

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Burchard [III] has not been identified. 

1.         BURCHARD [III] von Geroldseck (-[1236/37]).  “Sigebertus...comes de Werde et Henricus filius eius comites Alsatiæ” arbitrated the dispute involving “Hermanno et Henrico marchionibus de Baden” concerning the inheritance of “filiæ sororis eorundem comitissæ...de Dagsburg” by charter dated Dec 1226, witnessed by “Henricus et Ludovico fratribus de Lichtenberg, Burkardo de Gorolzeck, Ottone de Ochsenstein...[500]...O[ttone] de Ohsenstein, B[urchardo] de Geroltsecke, --- advocato de Hunsvelt...” witnessed the 29 Sep 1226 charter under which Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg granted “Burg Girbaden” to Simon Graf von Leiningen und Dagsburg[501].  “...Burcardus de Geroltzeckh...” witnessed the charter dated 1236 under which Emperor Friedrich II settled disputes with Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg[502]Heinricus landgravius Alsatie” settled disputes with “abbatem Novi Castri” concerning “villam et bannum Duninheim”, in the presence of “...Ottone de Ochsenstein, Burcardo de Geroldsecke”, by charter dated 1236[503]m ---.  The name of Burchard’s wife is not known.  Burchard [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         BURCHARD [IV] von Geroldseck (-[Jul 1256/27 Oct 1266])Johannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus de Salinis et Conrardus senior et Feiricus junior Burgravii de Norimberg” noted that “Feiricus” had entrusted “Aleidim filiam nostram” to “Brocardo et Guimondo dominis et fratribus de Guerolseckem” by charter dated 1255[504].  He is named in the [24 Jun/7 Jul] 1256 of his brother Heinrich, but not in the 27 Oct 1266 charter of his brother Siegmund which names his two sons, suggesting that Burchard [IV] was deceased at the time.  m ---.  The name of Burchard’s wife is not known.  The following document suggests that she was --- von Lichtenberg, daughter of Ludwig von Lichtenburg & his wife ---, assuming that “Neffe” can be interpreted in the strict sense of nephew: Friedrich von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg authorised [her son] “sein Neffe Burkart Herr zu Geroltseck” to buy rights “in dem Dorfe und Banne von Herd” from “seinem Vetter Gebhart von Geroltseck” by charter dated 22 Sep 1303[505].  Burchard [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          BURCHARD [V] von Geroldseck (-after 14 Feb [1323]).  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...her Symund von Geroltsecke, Burcart unn Walrave sinz brudern sone...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[506]Herr von Geroldseck

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ii)         WALRAF [Walram] von Geroldseck (-[23 Jun 1288/3 Oct 1294]).  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...her Symund von Geroltsecke, Burcart unn Walrave sinz brudern sone...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[507]Nos Symon, et nos Burchardus, Walramus et Robinus fratres [...filii Burkardi fratris nostri], domini de Geroltsecke” settled a dispute concerning the church of Weyersheim by charter dated 1269[508].  “Walramus frater domini Burchardi de Gerolzecke” sealed a charter dated 23 Jun 1288 which records a partition agreed by his cousins, sons of Siegmund von Geroldseck[509]Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[510]m ---.  The name of Walraf’s wife is not known.  Walraf & his wife had two children: 

(a)       WALRAM von GeroldseckBurchard [V] and “Walram et Gobert fils de feu Walram, frère de Bourcard” committed to respecting rights of Marmoutier abbey, with the consent of his brother “Robin co-avoué de Marmoutier”, by undated charter dated to [1301][511]

(b)       GOBERT von Geroldseck .  Burchard [V] and “Walram et Gobert fils de feu Walram, frère de Bourcard” committed to respecting rights of Marmoutier abbey, with the consent of his brother “Robin co-avoué de Marmoutier”, by undated charter dated to [1301][512]

iii)        ROBIN von Geroldseck (-after [1301]).  Nos Symon, et nos Burchardus, Walramus et Robinus fratres [...filii Burkardi fratris nostri], domini de Geroltsecke” settled a dispute concerning the church of Weyersheim by charter dated 1269[513].  Burchard [V] and “Walram et Gobert fils de feu Walram, frère de Bourcard” committed to respecting rights of Marmoutier abbey, with the consent of his brother “Robin co-avoué de Marmoutier”, by undated charter dated to [1301][514]

b)         SIEGMUND von Geroldseck (-after 1269)Dominus Walterus de Valckenstein et fratres eius Jacobus et Ortliebus” sold “feodum...in villa et in banno Douchindorf” to “abbati...de Nuwenburch”, in the hands of “domini Ludewici advocati de Liethenberch et domini Heinrici militis de Uleckenstein, by charter dated 1237, witnessed by “dominus Symon filius domini Burchardi advocati de Geroltesheche, dominus Heinricus et dominus Albertus fratres de Hohenstein...”, confirmed 1 Mar 1238 by Konrad III King of Germany[515]

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c)         HEINRICH von Geroldseck (-12 Feb 1273, bur Strasbourg Cathedral).  Cantor at Strasbourg: Kloster St Blasius granted “duas curias unam in villa Sesselnheim et aliam in villa Wisentowe” to “domino Henrico dicto de Geroltsecke cantori Argentinensi” by charter dated [24 Jun/7 Jul] 1256, witnessed by “...domini Walrammi canonici Argentinensis et nobilis viri domini Burcardi Geroltsecke fratris dictis cantoris[516].  Bishop of Strasbourg 1263.  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg arbitrated a dispute between “Symunde dem herren von Geroltesecke und sines brüder sunen” and “Otten und Conrat den herren von Ohsenstein gebrüderen und irs brüder suine” concerning various fiefs by charter dated 13 Mar 1265[517]

 

 

BURCHARD [V] von Geroldseck, son of BURCHARD [IV] Herr von Geroldseck & his wife [--- von Lichtenberg] (-after 14 Feb [1323]).  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...her Symund von Geroltsecke, Burcart unn Walrave sinz brudern sone...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[518]Herr von GeroldseckNos Symon, et nos Burchardus, Walramus et Robinus fratres [...filii Burkardi fratris nostri], domini de Geroltsecke” settled a dispute concerning the church of Weyersheim by charter dated 1269[519].  Burchard [V] committed to respecting rights of Marmoutier abbey, with the consent of his brother “Robin co-avoué de Marmoutier”, by undated charter dated to [1301][520]Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[521]Burgkard der herre von Geroltzecke” granted his rights “in den dorffern und bennen zu Bergheim und ze Onheim” to “dem edelen herren Heinrichen von Rapoldstein unserme tohter manne” by charter dated 28 Apr 1301[522]Friedrich von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg authorised “sein Neffe Burkart Herr zu Geroltseck” to buy rights “in dem Dorfe und Banne von Herd” from “seinem Vetter Gebhart von Geroltseck” by charter dated 22 Sep 1303[523]Heinrich Bishop of Metz authorised “Hugo de Geroltzeke miles filius Burcardi domini de Geroltzeck” to grant villages “Willer...” as dower to his wife “Susanne fille de Walther l’aîné, sire de Hohengeroldseck”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1320, “Burchard der alte Herre von Geroldzecke et son autre fils Jean le Jeune” giving their consent by charter dated 21 Oct 1321[524].  Burchard [V] donated revenue at Otterswiller to Sindelsberg by charter dated 14 Feb 1322 (O.S.?)[525]

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Burchard’s wife has not been identified. 

Burchard [V] & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUGO von Geroldseck (-after 10 Oct 1346)).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[526].  “Johannes von Rappolzstein, hern Heinriches seligen sun von Rapolzstein” donated revenue from property at Witthum to “Elizabethen von Geroltzegge miner...frowen”, in the presence of “...her Walther von Geroltzegge min sweher, her Hug von Geroltzegge min ohim...”, by charter dated 20 Feb 1319 (O.S.?)[527].  “Dominus Hugo de Geroltzecke in Vasago et domicellus Johannes filius eius” sold “l’avouerie in villa Herdt” to Sindelsberg by charter dated 10 Oct 1346[528]m (before 9 Oct 1320) SUSANNA von Geroldseck, daughter of WALTER [IV] von Geroldseck Herr von Lahr & his first wife Elisabeth ---.  Heinrich Bishop of Metz authorised “Hugo de Geroltzeke miles filius Burcardi domini de Geroltzeck” to grant villages “Willer...” as dower to his wife “Susanne fille de Walther l’aîné, sire de Hohengeroldseck”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1320, “Burchard der alte Herre von Geroldzecke et son autre fils Jean le Jeune” giving their consent by charter dated 21 Oct 1321[529].  Hugo & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOHANN von Geroldseck (-after 25 May 1362).  “Dominus Hugo de Geroltzecke in Vasago et domicellus Johannes filius eius” sold “l’avouerie in villa Herdt” to Sindelsberg by charter dated 10 Oct 1346[530]

2.         JOHANN von Geroldseck (-after 21 Oct 1321).  Canon at Strasbourg: a meeting of canons at Strasbourg 2 May 1318 records the ordination of ...decimus Johannes natus domini Burckardi de Geroltzecke an dem Wasichen...[531].  Heinrich Bishop of Metz authorised “Hugo de Geroltzeke miles filius Burcardi domini de Geroltzeck” to grant villages “Willer...” as dower to his wife “Susanne fille de Walther l’aîné, sire de Hohengeroldseck”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1320, “Burchard der alte Herre von Geroldzecke et son autre fils Jean le Jeune” giving their consent by charter dated 21 Oct 1321[532]

3.         SUSANNA von Geroldseck (-1308, bur Colmar Barfüßerkloster).  “Burckardt von Geroltzeck” promised “meine dochter Susannen” in marriage to “Heinrich von Rappolstein” by charter dated 17 Mar 1291 (O.S.?)[533].  A manuscript records that “Her Anshelms son Henricus” in 1291 married “her Burckartz von Gerolseck dochter frow Susanen” who died in 1308 and was buried “zu Colmar im Barfuser closter[534].  “Burgkard der herre von Geroltzecke” granted his rights “in den dorffern und bennen zu Bergheim und ze Onheim” to [her husband] “dem edelen herren Heinrichen von Rapoldstein unserme tohter manne” by charter dated 28 Apr 1301[535]m (contract 17 Mar [1292]) HEINRICH von Rappoltstein, son of ANSELM Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife Elise von Werde (-before 25 Mar 1314).

 

 

SIEGMUND von Geroldseck, son of BURCHARD [III] Herr von Geroldseck & his wife --- (-after 1269)Dominus Walterus de Valckenstein et fratres eius Jacobus et Ortliebus” sold “feodum...in villa et in banno Douchindorf” to “abbati...de Nuwenburch”, in the hands of “domini Ludewici advocati de Liethenberch et domini Heinrici militis de Uleckenstein, by charter dated 1237, witnessed by “dominus Symon filius domini Burchardi advocati de Geroltesheche, dominus Heinricus et dominus Albertus fratres de Hohenstein...”, confirmed 1 Mar 1238 by Konrad III King of Germany[536]Johannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus de Salinis et Conrardus senior et Feiricus junior Burgravii de Norimberg” noted that “Feiricus” had entrusted “Aleidim filiam nostram” to “Brocardo et Guimondo dominis et fratribus de Guerolseckem” by charter dated 1255[537].  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg arbitrated a dispute between “Symunde dem herren von Geroltesecke und sines brüder sunen” and “Otten und Conrat den herren von Ohsenstein gebrüderen und irs brüder suine” concerning various fiefs by charter dated 13 Mar 1265[538].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...her Symund von Geroltsecke, Burcart unn Walrave sinz brudern sone...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[539]Nos Symon, et nos Burchardus, Walramus et Robinus fratres [...filii Burkardi fratris nostri], domini de Geroltsecke” settled a dispute concerning the church of Weyersheim by charter dated 1269[540]

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Siegmund’s wife has not been identified. 

Siegmund [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         SIEGMUND [II] von Geroldseck (-before 3 Oct 1294).  Rudolf I King of Germany granted villas Rumoltzwilre, Danne et Cotzwilre”, mortgaged by "nobilibus viris Symoni et Walramo de Geroltzecke", to “nobilis viri Ottonis de Ochsenstein” by charter dated 1 May 1287[541]Symundus, Walramus et Henricus fratres domini de Gerolzecke et Gerlacus noster sororius de Vinstingen” shared property “dans le ban de Weyersheim” by charter dated 23 Jun 1288[542]Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[543]

2.         WALRAM von Geroldseck (-before 3 Oct 1294).  Rudolf I King of Germany granted villas Rumoltzwilre, Danne et Cotzwilre”, mortgaged by "nobilibus viris Symoni et Walramo de Geroltzecke", to “nobilis viri Ottonis de Ochsenstein” by charter dated 1 May 1287[544]Symundus, Walramus et Henricus fratres domini de Gerolzecke et Gerlacus noster sororius de Vinstingen” shared property “dans le ban de Weyersheim” by charter dated 23 Jun 1288[545]Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[546]m IRMENGARD von Lupfe, daughter of --- (-after 3 Oct 1294).  Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[547].  Walram & his wife had two children:  

a)         GEBHARD von Geroldseck (-after 22 Sep 1303).  Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[548].  Friedrich von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg authorised “sein Neffe Burkart Herr zu Geroltseck” to buy rights “in dem Dorfe und Banne von Herd” from “seinem Vetter Gebhart von Geroltseck” by charter dated 22 Sep 1303[549]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Gebhard’s wife has not been identified.  Gebhard & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHANN von Geroldseck (-before 18 Mar 1359).  A charter dated 18 Mar 1359 records that, “Jean de Geroldseck chevalier, fils de Gobertus” having died childless, Ademar Bishop of Metz granted Geroldseck properties to “Ulrich de Fénétrange” [descedant of Johann’s paternal great-aunt][550]

b)         ERWIN von Geroldseck .  Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that quondam Walrafum fratrem...Burcardi de Geroltsecke...cum Symone quondam et Walramo fratre suo” had held “advocatum...monasterio de Maurmunster”, that after Walram died “domina Irmengardis relicta eiusdem de Luppe, Gerardus et Erbinus eius filii, quorum curam seu tutelam...gerit” transferred their domicile “de castro Geroltsecke ad locum...Luppe” [Lupfe in Swabia], and now “patruelibus suis Burcardo et Walramo de Geroltsecke” accepted “advocatum”, by charter dated 3 Oct 1294[551].

3.         HEINRICH von Geroldseck (-after 23 Jun 1288).  Symundus, Walramus et Henricus fratres domini de Gerolzecke et Gerlacus noster sororius de Vinstingen” shared property “dans le ban de Weyersheim” by charter dated 23 Jun 1288[552]

4.         [--- [von Geroldseck] .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “avunculus” is interprested in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  Another possibility is that the family relationship could have been through the wife of Siegmund [II] von Geroldseck.  Walther Symon de Horburc natus...Waltheri quondam domini de Horburc” renounced “advocatiam in valle sancti Amarini”, with the consent of “advocati seu curatoris mei...Symundi domini de Gerolseccke avunculi mei”, in the hands of “dominis meis Ruodolfo et Gotfrido comitibus de Habispurc”, by charter dated 1260[553]m WALTER Herr von Horburg, son of --- (-before 1260).] 

5.         --- von Geroldseck .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Symundus, Walramus et Henricus fratres domini de Gerolzecke et Gerlacus noster sororius de Vinstingen” shared property “dans le ban de Weyersheim” by charter dated 23 Jun 1288[554].  It is not impossible that this person was the same as --- [von Geroldseck] wife of --- von Horburg, see above, and that Gerlach von Vinstingen was her second husband.  m GERLACH von Vinstingen, son of --- (-after 23 Jun 1288). 

 

 

Two possible siblings.  The primary source which confirms Egon’s parentage has not been identified.  It appears possible chronologically that he was the son of Siegmund [II] von Geroldseck. 

 

1.         EGON von Geroldseck (-before 15 Jul 1346).  Herr von Geroldseck.  Volmar Herr zu Lützelstein agreed an alliance with “Herr Egen von Geroltseck” against “Hanemann II und...Ludemann III [von Lichtenberg]”, by charter dated 31 Jul 1330, and after peace was restored Egon exchanged men with “seinem Oheim Ludemann III sowie mit dessen Neffen deren Vormund er sei[555].  Egon’s precise relationship with the Lichtenberg family has not been established.  Egon was named as deceased in the 15 Jul 1346 quoted belowm ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Egon’s wife has not been identified.  Egon & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         HUGO von Geroldseck (-after 15 Jul 1370).  “Dominus Hugo et domicellus Fridericus de Geroltzecke filii quondam domini Egenonis de Geroltzecke in dem Wasichen” sold property to Sindelsberg, in the presence of “leurs frères Symon et Jean”, charter dated 15 Jul 1346[556]Hugo de Geroltzeck filius bone memorie quondam Egenonis domini de Geroltzeck in Vogeso” donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Joannis episcopi Argentinensis...Walrami abbatis...Maurimonast...ac Simundi de Geroltzeck canonici ecclesiæ Argentin. et Friderici de Geroltzeck fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 2 Jul 1364[557]

b)         SIEGMUND von Geroldseck (-after 2 Jul 1364).  “Dominus Hugo et domicellus Fridericus de Geroltzecke filii quondam domini Egenonis de Geroltzecke in dem Wasichen” sold property to Sindelsberg, in the presence of “leurs frères Symon et Jean”, charter dated 15 Jul 1346[558]Canon at Strasbourg.  “Hugo de Geroltzeck filius bone memorie quondam Egenonis domini de Geroltzeck in Vogeso” donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Joannis episcopi Argentinensis...Walrami abbatis...Maurimonast...ac Simundi de Geroltzeck canonici ecclesiæ Argentin. et Friderici de Geroltzeck fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 2 Jul 1364[559]

c)         JOHANN von Geroldseck (-after 15 Jul 1346).  The marriage contract between “Herrn Egen von Geroltseck...Elisabetha oder Else von Geroltseck” and “Heinrich IV oder der Jüngeren von Lichtenberg”, son of Johann II, is dated 7 Jan 1337, confirmed 14 Feb 1337 by Egen “nebst seiner zwei erwachsenen Söhnen Symund und Hugo, sowie seiner unmündigen Kinder Henselin und Friederich[560].  “Dominus Hugo et domicellus Fridericus de Geroltzecke filii quondam domini Egenonis de Geroltzecke in dem Wasichen” sold property to Sindelsberg, in the presence of “leurs frères Symon et Jean”, charter dated 15 Jul 1346[561]

d)         FRIEDRICH von Geroldseck (-after 16 Jan 1366).  “Dominus Hugo et domicellus Fridericus de Geroltzecke filii quondam domini Egenonis de Geroltzecke in dem Wasichen” sold property to Sindelsberg, in the presence of “leurs frères Symon et Jean”, charter dated 15 Jul 1346[562]Hugo de Geroltzeck filius bone memorie quondam Egenonis domini de Geroltzeck in Vogeso” donated property to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Joannis episcopi Argentinensis...Walrami abbatis...Maurimonast...ac Simundi de Geroltzeck canonici ecclesiæ Argentin. et Friderici de Geroltzeck fratrum nostrorum", by charter dated 2 Jul 1364[563]m WALPURGA von Lützelstein, daughter of VOLMAR Graf von Lützelstein & his wife Adelheid von Vinstingen (-before 23 Mar 1406).  “Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in their castles “Maursmünster, den beiden Geroltsecken, Steinfal und Barre” to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[564].  Friedrich & his wife had children: 

i)          VOLMAR von Geroldseck (-[1390])m (before 3 Mar 1383) as her first husband, JEANNE von Rappoltstein, daughter of BRUNO Herr von Rappoltstein [Haute-Ribeaupierre] & his first wife Jeanne de Blâmont (-after 27 Jun 1410).  Her first marriage is confirmed by the following document: Folmar de Gueroltzekke et damoiselle Jehanne de Ribauperre sa femme” confirmed the partition agreement agreed with her father by charter dated 3 Mar 1382 (O.S.?)[565]

ii)         KUNIGUNDE von Geroldseck (-after 21 Dec 1402)Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in their castles “Maursmünster, den beiden Geroltsecken, Steinfal und Barre” to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[566]m (before 5 Sep 1379) RUDOLF Herr von Ochsenstein, son of --- (-Mar [1400]). 

iii)        ADELHEID von Geroldseckm ERHARD von Wangen, son of ---. 

e)         ELISABETH von Geroldseck ).  The marriage contract between “Herrn Egen von Geroltseck...Elisabetha oder Else von Geroltseck” and “Heinrich IV oder der Jüngeren von Lichtenberg”, son of Johann II, is dated 7 Jan 1337, confirmed 14 Feb 1337 by Egen “nebst seiner zwei erwachsenen Söhnen Symund und Hugo, sowie seiner unmündigen Kinder Henselin und Friederich[567]m (contract 7 Jan 1337, confirmed 14 Feb 1337) HEINRICH [III] von Lichtenberg, son of JOHANN [II] Herr von Lichtenberg & his wife Johanna von Leiningen (-1379). 

f)          [ADELHEID von Geroldseck (-after 30 Oct 1341).  The primary source which confirms Adelheid’s parentage has not been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it seems likely that she was the daughter of Egon von Geroldseck.  “Frater Iohannes abbas Cysterciensis” and Päris abbey promised spiritual remembrance to “domino Heinrico de Rapoltstein et Adelheidi consorti sue de Geroltzegke” by charter dated 1339[568].  “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag und fro Adelheid von Gerolzecke an dem Wasichen” donated harvest revenue to Wonnenthal by charter dated 30 Oct 1341[569]m (before 1339) as his second wife, HEINRICH von Rappoltstein Herr von Hohenack, son of ULRICH [IV] Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife --- (-[9 Feb [1352]/7 Aug 1352]).] 

2.         [--- [von Geroldseck] .  The 1337 charter, under which [her children] Rudolf von Ochsenstein and Mena made commitments to “ihrem Oheim dem Herrn Egen von Geroltseck[570], suggests their mother’s relationship with the Geroldseck family.  If “Oheim” can be interpreted in this document in its strict sense of uncle (but it is often used in an extended sense), she was the sister of Egon von Geroldseck.  m --- von Ochsenstein, son of [OTTO [IV] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Lichtenberg].] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    HERREN von HORBURG

 

 

1.         WALTER von Horburg (-after 25 Jan 1156).  “...Wahtherus de Horburg..” witnessed the 25 Jan 1156 charter under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed fiscal exemptions to the men of Strasbourg St Thomas and St Peter[571]

 

2.         KONRAD [Kuno] von Horburg (-after 1178).  The Annales Argentinenses record in 1178 a battle “in Lagelnheim iuxta Columbariam” between “Cunone de Horburg et Egelolfo de Urselingen[572].  The Annales imperialis monasterii Zwifaltensis record a memorial 8 Nov 1178 for “defunctorum ad Luzilinach”, noting that “Cuno comes de Horburg, pronepos fundatorum nostrorum” fought “Egilolpho duce de Urslingen” between “Columbariam Alsatiæ et Lucis stellam prope Nagoltsheim [Lagoltsheim/Lagolnheim]”[573]Ortlieb's Chronicon of Zwiefalten records that Zwiefalten was founded by the brothers Kuno and Liutold Grafen von Achalm[574].  The Horburg family was descended from their sister Mathilde who married Kuno von Lechsgemünd (see the document BAVARIA NOBILITY). 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         WALTER von Horburg (-after 1 May 1227).  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed that “Waltherum et Conradum de Horburg et Anshelmum et Ulricum filium fratris eiusdem de Rappoltstein” had bought rights “in castro Keisersperg” by charter dated 1 May 1227[575].  Any family relationship between the Horburg and Rappoltstein families has not been ascertained. 

2.         KONRAD von Horburg (-after 1 May 1227).  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed that “Waltherum et Conradum de Horburg et Anshelmum et Ulricum filium fratris eiusdem de Rappoltstein” had bought rights “in castro Keisersperg” by charter dated 1 May 1227[576]

 

 

1.         WALTER von Horburg (-before 1260)Herr von HorburgHe is named as deceased in the 1260 charter of his son Walter Siegmund, quoted below.  m --- [von Geroldseck], daughter of [SIEGMUND [I] Herr von Geroldseck & his wife ---].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “avunculus” is interprested in its strict sense of maternal uncle.  Another possibility is that the family relationship could have been through the wife of Siegmund [II] von Geroldseck.  Walther Symon de Horburc natus...Waltheri quondam domini de Horburc” renounced “advocatiam in valle sancti Amarini”, with the consent of “advocati seu curatoris mei...Symundi domini de Gerolseccke avunculi mei”, in the hands of “dominis meis Ruodolfo et Gotfrido comitibus de Habispurc”, by charter dated 1260[577].  One child: 

a)         WALTER SIEGMUND von HorburgWalther Symon de Horburc natus...Waltheri quondam domini de Horburc” renounced “advocatiam in valle sancti Amarini”, with the consent of “advocati seu curatoris mei...Symundi domini de Gerolseccke avunculi mei”, in the hands of “dominis meis Ruodolfo et Gotfrido comitibus de Habispurc”, by charter dated 1260[578]

 

2.         KONRAD von Horburg, son of --- (-after 1259)m HEILWIG de Ferrette, daughter of FREDERIC [II] Comte de Ferrette & his second wife Heilwig von Urach (-before 1247).  Konrad & his wife had two children:

a)         HEINRICH von Horburg (-after 1278).  The Annales Colmarienses record that "domini de Horburc, filii S, sororis comitis Phirretarum" were reconciled with "cognato suo" and returned to Alsace in 1278[579]

b)         ALBRECHT von Horburg (-after 1278).  The Annales Colmarienses record that "domini de Horburc, filii S, sororis comitis Phirretarum" were reconciled with "cognato suo" and returned to Alsace in 1278[580]

 

3.         WALTER von Horburg (-after 15 Jan 1271).  Herr von Horburg.  "...Waltherus dominus de Horburc" witnessed the charter dated 15 Jan 1271 which records sales made by “Ulricus comes Pfirretarum[581]

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         BURCHARD von Horburg (-before 21 Mar 1298).  Herr von Horburgm ---.  The name of Burchard’s wife is not known.  Burchard & his wife had three children: 

a)         WALTER von Horburg (-before 14 Oct 1329)Herr von Horburg.  “Walther herr Burckartes sun des herrn von Horburg” received his fief from “Conrad von Goz...bischoff von Strasburg”, substituting “Burckhart sinen bruder...Johanse irm bruder” if he died without heirs, by charter dated 21 Mar 1297 (O.S.?)[582]Walther und Burckhart genbrüder herren von Horburch” sold “ihre herrschafft von Horburch, die graveschafft von Witsikowe und das lantgericht...in dem Leimental an dem Blauen, ihre Burg Bihlstein, Richenwilre...” to “ihrem...Oheim grave Ulrich von Wirtenberg” by charter dated 7 Dec 1324[583].  He was named as deceased in the 14 Oct 1329 charter of his brother Burchard, quoted below.  m ADELHEID von Strassberg, daughter of [BERTHOLD [II] Graf von Strassberg & his wife Adelheid von Ochsenstein] (-after 1 May 1321)Markgraf Heinrich von Hachberg und Graf Egen von Fürstenberg” confirmed that “ihrer beide Söhne Markgraf Rudolf Commenthur zu Rheinfelden und Graf Egeno Commenthur zu Villingen” had sold property to “Frau Adelheit Gräfin zu Strasperg, Herrn Walters von Horburg Gemahlin” by charter dated 1321, after 1 May[584]

b)         BURCHARD von Horburg (-after 13 Feb [1333]).  “Walther herr Burckartes sun des herrn von Horburg” received his fief from “Conrad von Goz...bischoff von Strasburg”, substituting “Burckhart sinen bruder...Johanse irm bruder” if he died without heirs, by charter dated 21 Mar 1297 (O.S.?)[585]Anshelm von Rapoltstein” agreed peace with Strasbourg, with the support of “her Johannesen den lantgrafen, her Heinrichen von der Dicke sinen œheim, hern Walther von Geroltzecke, hern Otten von Ohsenstein den landvogt, her Burckarten von Horburg, hern Walthern von Richenberg, hern Ulrichen den lantgraven, hern Ulrichen von Ratzenhufen, hern Cunraten von Landesperg und hern Wernehrn sinen sun...”, by charter dated 3 Nov 1292[586]Herr von Horburg.  “Walther und Burckhart gebrüder herren von Horburch” sold “ihre herrschafft von Horburch, die graveschafft von Witsikowe und das lantgericht...in dem Leimental an dem Blauen, ihre Burg Bihlstein, Richenwilre...” to “ihrem...Oheim grave Ulrich von Wirtenberg” by charter dated 7 Dec 1324[587].  Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that Ulrich Graf von Württemberg had renounced his rights to  property after the death of “hern Walthers seligen waz von Horburg” for the lifetime of “her Burchard von Horburg” by charter dated 14 Oct 1329[588].  “Burchardus dominus de Horburg miles et Lucia eius uxor” donated property to Saint-Dié by charter dated 13 Feb 1332 (O.S.?)[589]m (before 26 Jul 1315) LUCIE von Rappoltstein, daughter of HEINRICH Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife Susanna von Geroldseck (-[13 Feb [1333]/26 Apr 1334]).  “Burchart herre von Horburg” promised dower to “Lucyen von Rapoltzsteine unserre...vrowen”, with the consent of “Walthers unsers bruders och herren von Horburg”, by charter dated 26 Jul 1315[590].  “Burchardus dominus de Horburg miles et Lucia eius uxor” donated property to Saint-Dié by charter dated 13 Feb 1332 (O.S.?)[591].  Her parentage is indicated by the following document: a manuscript records the death in 1332 of “dominus Burkardus de Horburg et advocatus Rubiacensis castrum Zellenberg obsidens” and that “dominus Alte Rapoltzsteine, cuius sororem habuit dictus Burkardus” claimed property from Strasbourg cathedral “nomine infantis predicte sororis[592].  “Johannes herre von der Hohen Rapoltstein” settled a dispute with “grave Ulrichen von Wirtenberg” over property claimed by “Johenselins...unserre swester von Horburch seilig sune” by charter dated 26 Apr 1334[593]

c)         JOHANN von Horburg .  “Walther herr Burckartes sun des herrn von Horburg” received his fief from “Conrad von Goz...bischoff von Strasburg”, substituting “Burckhart sinen bruder...Johanse irm bruder” if he died without heirs, by charter dated 21 Mar 1297 (O.S.?)[594]

 

 

1.         JOHANN von Horburg (-after 8 May 1355).  Heinrich von Rapoltzstein tumherre zu Strasburg” confirmed the rights of “Johanse von Horburg mime oheime” for life over a certain “hofe...in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” by charter dated 8 May 1355[595].  The precise relationship between Heinrich von Rappoltstein and the Horburg family has not been ascertained. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    HERREN von LICHTENBERG

 

 

1.         ALBRECHT von Lichtenberg (-after 13 Apr 1197).  “...Albertum de Lihtenberc...” witnessed the charter dated 13 Apr 1197 of “Hermannus...marchio Veronensis...et frater meus” relating to “Salsensis...advocatiam[596]

 

 

[Three] brothers, parents not identified.  Lehmann states that they were sons of Albrecht von Lichtenberg who is named above, without citing any source on which he bases this information[597].  The absence of the name Albrecht among the known members of the Lichtenberg family suggests that this parentage may not be correct.  In addition, there is no indication that the Lichtenberg of Albrecht was the same as Lichtenberg in Alsace: the other identifiable witnesses to the 13 Apr 1197 charter were from the Baden area of Swabia.  As suggested below, Ludwig’s holding the advocacy of Strasbourg suggests that he may have inherited the position from the Hunsfeld family, maybe through his mother. 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] von Lichtenberg (-[Dec 1226/1232]).  Henricus et L. nobiles viri de Liechtenberg...” witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg agreed “Anshelmum advocatum Argent...feudorum suorum[598].  “Sigebertus...comes de Werde et Henricus filius eius comites Alsatiæ” arbitrated the dispute involving “Hermanno et Henrico marchionibus de Baden” concerning the inheritance of “filiæ sororis eorundem comitissæ...de Dagsburg” by charter dated Dec 1226, witnessed by “Henricus et Ludovico fratribus de Lichtenberg, Burkardo de Gorolzeck, Ottone de Ochsenstein...[599].  Heinrich presumably died before 1232, the date of the charter in which his brother Ludwig appears alone (see below). 

2.         LUDWIG [I] von Lichtenberg (-[19 Jul 1249/Feb 1252])Henricus et L. nobiles viri de Liechtenberg...” witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg agreed “Anshelmum advocatum Argent...feudorum suorum[600].  “Sigebertus...comes de Werde et Henricus filius eius comites Alsatiæ” arbitrated the dispute involving “Hermanno et Henrico marchionibus de Baden” concerning the inheritance of “filiæ sororis eorundem comitissæ...de Dagsburg” by charter dated Dec 1226, witnessed by “Henricus et Ludovico fratribus de Lichtenberg, Burkardo de Gorolzeck, Ottone de Ochsenstein...[601].  Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine donated villas Richenshoven und Gumprehshoven” to Strasbourg by charter dated 1232, in the presence of “comite H. de Werde, domino H. de Luzelenstein, domino L. de Liehtenberc[602]Horris sires de Rabapierre” made peace with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, committing “Renault conte de Caistres seignor de Biches et...Lowy seignor de Liestemberch...Conon seignor de Fenestrenges...Brunke son frere” to agree, by charter dated Aug 1247[603]Advocate of Strasbourg: Ludewicus de Liechtenberc advocatus Argentinensis...et filii m ei Henricus et Ludewicus” pledged property to the bishop of Strasbourg by charter dated 19 Jul 1249[604].  Ludwig’s holding the position of advocate of Strasbourg suggests that he may inherited the post from Heinrich [IV] von Hunsfeld: maybe the Lichtenberg and Hunsfeld families were related through the female line, possibly through Ludwig’s mother.  He presumably died before the Feb 1252 charter which names his son Heinrich, see below.  m ---.  The name of Ludwig’s wife is not known.  Ludwig & his wife had [six] children:    

a)         HEINRICH [II] von Lichtenberg (-[27 Oct 1266/1269])Ludewicus de Liechtenberc advocatus Argentinensis,,,et filii mei Henricus et Ludewicus” pledged property to the bishop of Strasbourg by charter dated 19 Jul 1249[605]Herr von Lichtenberg.  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that Henricus de Liehtemberg advocatus Argeninensis et fratres sui” held rights from Strasbourg by charter dated Feb 1252[606].  “H. et L. domini de Liehtenberc” confirmed the donation to “Eberhardo de Mursberc commendatori domus Theutonicorum in Hispania” made by “dominus Heinricus miles de Waltenheim...” by charter dated 1255[607].  “Henricus...Spirensis electus” confirmed that “avunculus noster Otto de Eberstein” pledged “villam...in Niwenburc” to “Henrico de Liehtenberc consanguineo nostro” by charter dated Jan 1259[608].  The primary source which confirms Heinrich von Lichtenberg’s precise relationship with the Saarbrücken/Leiningen family (of which Heinrich Bishop of Speyer was a member) has not been identified.  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...Heinrich unn Ludewig von Lichtenberc...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[609].  He was named as deceased in the 1269 charter of his sons.  m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after [27 Oct 1266/1269]).  Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s donation made “laborans in extremis” (“in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller free from “omni censu et juribus...de nostro ac fratrum nostrorum et domine Elisabet matris nostre”), by charter dated 1269[610].  Heinrich [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          [HEINRICH von Lichtenberg .  There is considerable confusion about the identity of the husband of Adelheid von Eberstein.  The 8 Jan 1251 (O.S.?) marriage contract quoted below calls him “Henrico...juniori”, suggesting that he was the son of “Henrico...seniori”.  If Adelheid’s husband was the son of Heinrich [II] von Lichtenberg, he must have been considerably older than his supposed sisters Kunigunde and Agnes considering the dates of their marriages.  If that is correct, Heinrich may have been born from an otherwise earlier unrecorded marriage of his father.  The question is further confused by the epitaph of Adelheid von Eberstein.  Lehmann says that Adelheid was the second wife of Heinrich [II], naming Elisabeth as his first wife[611].  The difficulty with Lehmann’s position is the 1269 charter quoted above, under which Heinrich [II]’s two sons Ludwig and Konrad confirmed a donation of their father made on his deathbed (“laborans in extremis”) in the presence of his wife Elisabeth, their mother.  There is no indication in the document that Heinrich [II] survived his illness sufficiently long to marry again.  m (contract 8 Jan 1252) ADELHEID von Eberstein, daughter of OTTO [I] von Eberstein & his first wife Kunigunde von Freiburg (-1 Nov 1291).  “Otto junior dominus de Eberstein” confirmed the marriage between “Adelheidim...filiam meam” and “Henrico nobili viro juniori de Lichtenberc”, appointing as fiduciaries “Eberhardem seniorem de Eberstein, prepositum Argentinensem fratres meos...”, by charter dated 8 Jan 1251 (O.S.?)[612].  There is some confusion about the epitaph which records Adelheid’s death.  Krieg von Hochfelden states that an inscription in Kloster Neuenburg records the death "Kal Nov" 1291 of "domina Adelheidis de Eberstein, uxor domini Conradi de Lichtenberg"[613].  Noting Wenck’s Hessische Landesgeschichte, which reproduces the 8 Jan 1251 marriage contract quoted above, Krieg von Hochfelden specifically draws attention to Adelheid’s husband being named “Konrad” not “Heinrich” in the epitaph.  On the other hand, Lehmann records the epitaph as “dna. Adelheidis de Eberstein uxor dni. Henrici de Lichtenberg” without citing the source from which he takes this quote[614]. 

ii)         LUDWIG von Lichtenberg (-after 7 Jun 1274)Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s deathbed donation “in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller, free from “omni censu et juribus...de nostro ac fratrum nostrorum et domine Elisabet matris nostre”, by charter dated 1269, sealed with seals of “mei...Ludowici et...dni Conradi cantoris ecclesie Argent. et dni Friderici canonici eiusdem ecclesie patruorum nostrorum[615].  A charter dated 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?) records an agreement between Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg and Ludowicum, Rudolfum de Liechtenberg advocatos civitatis Argent. et vener. virum dom. cantorem ecclesie Argent. ipsorum et reliquorum...filiorum...Heinrici et Ludewici quondam de Liechtenberg nomine”, relating to a promise made by “Waltherus felicis recordationis quondam episcopus Argent.” to “eisdem dnis de Liechtenberg ad. dom. Katharinam maritandam”, and naming “dom. Walthero nobili viro de Clingen[616].  A charter dated 7 Jun 1274 records an agreement between Konrad Bishop of Strasbourg and Ferry III Duke of Lorraine, naming “Lodowico de Liechtenberg nepote suo...nunc episcopi obside[617][m (before 9 May 1270) HERZLAUDE von Klingen, daughter of WALTER [III] Herr von Klingen & his wife Sophie --- (-[before 25 Mar 1273]).  The following document shows that Herzlaude married a member of the Lichtenberg family: "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[618].  No document has been found which names her husband.  One possibility is that her husband was Ludwig von Lichtenberg, whose early death may explain the absence of further relevant documentation concerning Herzlaude’s husband.  Another possibility is that she married, as his first wife, Ludwig’s first cousin Johann [I] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg (see below),.  Herzlaude may have died before 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?), the date of a charter which refers to arrangements made at the time of her sister Katharina’s marriage (see below).] 

iii)        KONRAD [I] von Lichtenberg (-26 Feb 1294, bur Neuburg abbey)Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s deathbed donation “in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller, free from “omni censu et juribus...de nostro ac fratrum nostrorum et domine Elisabet matris nostre”, by charter dated 1269, sealed with seals of “mei...Ludowici et...dni Conradi cantoris ecclesie Argent. et dni Friderici canonici eiusdem ecclesie patruorum nostrorum[619]

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iv)       [OTTO von Lichtenberg (-7 Apr 1283, bur Strasbourg Cathedral).  Cantor at Strasbourg.  Herr Otte der senger von Strazburg...” is named as present in the charter dated 28 May 1281 under which “Herman und Rudolf gebrüdere marcgraven zu Baden” donatedunsere statt zu Selse” [Seltz] to Strasbourg[620].  An epitaph at Strasbourg records the death VII Id Apr” 1283 of “cantoris nobilis...Otto de Lichtenberg[621].  Lehmann names Otto as the son of Heinrich [II] but cites no source which confirms this parentage[622].] 

v)        AGNES von Lichtenberg ).  “Johannes der lantgraue zu Elsas” granted dower to "unserre frowen…Agnese von Liehtenberg" by charter dated 1 Feb 1278 (O.S.?) which names "Cunrat von Liehtenberg unserer frowen bruder…hern Walthere von Getoltsecke minen swager…hern Ludewige minen vetern von Liehtenberg"[623]m (before 1 Feb 1279) JOHANN Graf von Werde Landgraf of Alsace, son of HEINRICH SIEGBERT Graf von Werde Landgraf of Alsace & his first wife Gertrud --- (-before 23 Dec 1308, bur Seligstadt Franciscan church). 

vi)       KUNIGUNDE von Lichtenberg (-after 1310)Lehmann records that [her brother] Konrad von Lichtenberg and his uncle Konrad von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg agreed her dowry in 1279[624].  Kunigunde, with the consent of her sons “Heinrich (des straßburger Sängers) und Otto”, sold property by charter dated 1301[625]m (before 24 Jun 1279) OTTO [IV] Herr von Ochsenstein, son of OTTO [III] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Habsburg (-killed in battle near Göllheim 2 Jul 1298). 

b)         LUDWIG [II] von Lichtenberg (-before 15 Mar [1272/73])Ludewicus de Liechtenberc advocatus Argentinensis,,,et filii mei Henricus et Ludewicus” pledged property to the bishop of Strasbourg by charter dated 19 Jul 1249[626]Herr von LichtenbergH. et L. domini de Liehtenberc” confirmed the donation to “Eberhardo de Mursberc commendatori domus Theutonicorum in Hispania” made by “dominus Heinricus miles de Waltenheim...” by charter dated 1255[627].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...Heinrich unn Ludewig von Lichtenberc...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[628].  He is named as deceased in the 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.) charter quoted below.  m (before Dec 1253) [as her second husband,] ELISABETH von Baden, [widow of EBERHARD [V] von Eberstein gt von Sayn,] daughter of HERMANN V Markgraf von Baden & his wife Irmgard von Braunschweig.  According to Neuenstein, the wife of Eberhard [V] von Eberstein was "die Schwester der Markgrafen Hermann und Rudolf von Baden, deren Namen wir nicht kennen", referring to (but not citing) a charter dated 1243 under which "Eberhard V der jüngere…mit seinem Schwager Markgraf Rudolf I im Namen seiner Gemahlin" renounced rights to certain property of Kloster Maulbronn[629].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, this sister was Elisabeth, whose marriage to Ludwig [II] von Lichtenberg is dated to "before Dec 1253" but the primary source on which this information is based is not known.  The Chronicle of Lichtenthal records the donation made by "domnæ Elizabet de Lichtenberch, sorori domni marchionis nostri fundatoris Rudolfi" for the anniversary of "mariti sui Ludewici in die S. Elizabet"[630]Ludwig & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          [RUDOLF von Lichtenberg (-[Mar/Oct] 1273).  His parentage is suggested by the following document: a charter dated 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?) records an agreement between Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg and Ludowicum, Rudolfum de Liechtenberg advocatos civitatis Argent. et vener. virum dom. cantorem ecclesie Argent. ipsorum et reliquorum...filiorum...Heinrici et Ludewici quondam de Liechtenberg nomine”, relating to a promise made by “Waltherus felicis recordationis quondam episcopus Argent.” to “eisdem dnis de Liechtenberg ad. dom. Katharinam maritandam”, and naming “dom. Walthero nobili viro de Clingen[631]m (before 9 May 1270) as her first husband, KATHARINA von Klingen, daughter of WALTER [III] Herr von Klingen & his wife Sophie --- (-1296).  "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[632].  She married secondly (before Oct 1273) as his first wife, Thiébaut Comte de Ferrette.  Her first marriage is suggested by the 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.) charter quoted above.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the following document: "Ul de Ulingen" renounced “feodo...in Nider-Endingen”, held from “quondam dominus meus Wa. nobilis de Klingen avus vester”, in favour of “Ul...comiti juniori de Phirt” by charter dated 21 Mar 1298[633]Heinrich Bishop of Basel and "Grave Thiebalt von Phirrete" record various sales of property, naming “Grevin Vron Katherinen sine...vrowen”, by charter dated 9 Mar 1278[634].]

ii)         JOHANN [I] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg (-22 Aug 1315, bur Buchsweiler)Herr von Lichtenberg.  The Annales Colmarienses name "dominus Iohannes de Liechtinberg, filius fratris…episcopi Argentinensis, advocatus regis Romanorum, filius sororis Ruodolphi de Habispurc Romanorum regis de stripe ducis Zeringie"[635], although the reference to "de Habispurc Romanorum regis" is in error. 

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c)         KATHARINA von Lichtenberg (-7 Jul 1283 or after, bur Freiburg St Klara).  The Genealogia Zaringorum names "Cunradum comitem…" as son of "Egenonem comitem, qui contraxit Katerina de Lichtenberg"[636].  The necrology of Günthersthal records the death "Non Jul" of "Katherina com de Friburg dicta de Liechtenberg"[637]m EGINO Graf von Freiburg, son of KONRAD [I] Graf von Freiburg und Urach & his wife Sophie von Zollern (-24 Dec after 1317, bur Freiburg St Klara). 

d)         KONRAD von Lichtenberg (-1 Aug 1299, bur Strasbourg Cathedral).  Cantor at Strasbourg.  “Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s deathbed donation “in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller by charter dated 1269, sealed with seals of “mei...Ludowici et...dni Conradi cantoris ecclesie Argent. et dni Friderici canonici eiusdem ecclesie patruorum nostrorum[638]Bishop of Strasbourg.  An epitaph at Strasbourg records the death “Kal Aug” 1299 of “Dns. Conradus secundus de Liehtenberg nat. Argenitnen eps.” and his burial[639]. 

e)         FRIEDRICH von Lichtenberg .  Canon at Strasbourg.  “Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s deathbed donation “in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller by charter dated 1269, sealed with seals of “mei...Ludowici et...dni Conradi cantoris ecclesie Argent. et dni Friderici canonici eiusdem ecclesie patruorum nostrorum[640].  Bishop of Strasbourg 1299. 

f)          [--- von Lichtenberg .  Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the following document, assuming that “Neffe” can be interpreted in the strict sense of nephew: Friedrich von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg authorised [her son] “sein Neffe Burkart Herr zu Geroltseck” to buy rights “in dem Dorfe und Banne von Herd” from “seinem Vetter Gebhart von Geroltseck” by charter dated 22 Sep 1303[641]m BURCHARD [IV] Herr von Geroldseck, son of BURCHARD [III] Herr von Geroldseck & his wife --- (-[Jul 1256/27 Oct 1266]).] 

3.         [RUDOLF von Lichtenberg (-after 1219).  ...Rudolfus de Litenberch...” (as one of the church officials) witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasburg confirmed “monasterium Nuwenburch curiam Harthusen[642]Lehmann suggests that Rudolf was another brother of Heinrich and Ludwig von Lichtenberg[643].] 

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  Vanotti names “Konrad von Lichtenstein” as husband of Sophie von Veringen[644]Fink says that the name should be corrected to “Freien Kunrad von Lichtenberg” without citing any source on which he bases this suggestion[645].  It is difficult to see where Konrad would fit in the Lichtenberg reconstruction shown in this section, particularly as his supposed wife Sophie was the niece of Herzlaude von Klingen and Katharina von Klingen, both married to members of the Lichtenberg family.  No other trace of a “Lichtenstein” family has been found. 

 

1.         [KONRAD von [Lichtenberg/Lichtenstein] (-before 1313).]  m (after 1278) SOPHIA von Veringen, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Veringen & his wife Verena von Klingen (-after 5 Jan 1313).  Sophia Gräfin von Veringen” donated property to Kloster Kreuzthal by charter dated 1278[646].  The primary source which records her supposed marriage has not been identified.  Suphie von Veringen” renounced rights over “Altenburg” in favour of “ihrer Schwester Anna” by charter dated 5 Jan 1313, witnessed by “Ottonis de Ohssinstein[647]

 

 

KONRAD [I] von Lichtenberg, son of HEINRICH [II] von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth --- (-26 Feb 1294, bur Neuburg abbey)Ludowicus et Conradus fratres nati bone memorie Henrici quondam de Lichtenberc” confirmed their father’s deathbed donation “in banno ville de Scheffelingesheim” to Neuwiller, free from “omni censu et juribus...de nostro ac fratrum nostrorum et domine Elisabet matris nostre”, by charter dated 1269, sealed with seals of “mei...Ludowici et...dni Conradi cantoris ecclesie Argent. et dni Friderici canonici eiusdem ecclesie patruorum nostrorum[648]Rudolf I King of Germany confirmed that nobilis vir Conradus de Lichtenberg” could transmit his fiefs to "filiabus suis", failing male heirs, by charter dated 29 Mar 1289 (O.S.?)[649].  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “IV Kal Mar” 1294 of “Konradus dominus in Lichtenberg[650]. 

m (contract 20 Jun 1282, before 23 Oct 1283) AGNES von Teck, daughter of LUDWIG [I] Herzog von Teck & his wife --- (-7 Mar 1296, bur Neuburg abbey).  “Conradus de Liehtenberch” granted “villam Goteshain” to “Agneti filie...Ludwici ducis de Tecke coniugi nostre” by charter dated 21 Oct 1283, witnessed by “Cunrado et Hermanno ducibus de Tekke nostris affinibus...[651]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 9 Nov 1283 under which “Ludovicus...comes Palatinus Reni dux Bavarie” confirmed the pledge of property made by “Conradum de Lichtenburch...matertere nostre filie...Ludewici ducis de Tekke conjugi sue[652].  Her precise family relationship (“matertera”, which presumably indicates in this case a more remote connection than maternal aunt) with Ludwig IV Duke of Bavaria has not been traced.  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “IX Kal Nov” 1296 of “domina Agnes de Tech mater Heinrici de Lichtenberg uxor Konradi[653]. 

Konrad [I] & his wife had [five or more] children: 

1.         daughter(s) (before 1290-).  The 29 Mar 1289 (O.S.) charter quoted above suggests that Konrad [I] von Lichtenberg only had daughters at that date. 

2.         AGNES von Lichtenberg (-after 1335).  Lemann records her parentage and marriage contract dated 1310[654].  Abbess of Lichtenthal.  m (1310) JOFRIT Herr von Forbach, son of ---. 

3.         JOHANN [II] “Hanemann” von Lichtenberg (after Mar 1290-after 10 Nov 1359).  Johann was presumably born after the 29 Mar 1289 (O.S.) charter, quoted above, which suggests that his father only had daughters at that date.  “Hannemannus dominus de Liechtenberg” received “oppidum ville Novillarensis cum advocatia...titulo pignoris” from Ademar Bishop of Metz by charter dated 20 Jan 1329 (O.S.?)[655]Ulrich lantgrave in Elsaß, Philippes sin bruder, und Johannes des vorgenanten lantgrave Ulriches sohn” sold “unser stat Brumat, unser burg zu Arensberg...” to “hern Hanemanne und Ludwige herren zu Lichtenbergby charter dated 9 Mar 1332 (O.S.?)[656]Ludeman herre zu Liechtenberg” granted dower to “mins bruder herrn Johanses selgen kinder...Adelheite...des vorgenannten hern Johaneses mins bruder tochter [...Johannes des...lantgraven Ulrichs in Elsas]”, with the consent of “hern Hanemannen herren zu Liechtenberg”, by charter dated 12 Apr 1332[657]Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[658].  Ottemann V und sein Vetter Rudolf I” agreed an alliance with “Hanemann II, Ludemann III und Symunt, Dynasten von Lichtenberg” by charter dated 1353[659].  “Johans lantgraffe in Elsazze” renounced rights in favour of "Haneman und Ludeman herren zu Lichtenberg" by charter dated 10 Nov 1359[660]m (1318) JOHANNA von Leiningen, daughter of JOFRIED [I] Graf von Leiningen-Hartenburg & his first wife Agnes von Ochsenstein.  Lemann records her parentage and marriage in 1318[661].  If this parentage is correct, the chronology dictates that Johanna must have been born from her father’s first marriage.  Johann [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [III] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg (-1379)Heinrich [III] der “Aeltere” und sein Sohn Konrad II” and “Siegmund und seinem Sohne Johannes IV” agreed an alliance against “Gräfin Agnes von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und...ihre fünf Söhne” by charter dated 10 Apr 1366[662].  m (contract 7 Jan 1337, confirmed 14 Feb 1337) ELISABETH von Geroldseck, daughter of EGON Herr von Geroldseck & his wife .  The marriage contract between “Herrn Egen von Geroltseck...Elisabetha oder Else von Geroltseck” and “Heinrich IV oder der Jüngeren von Lichtenberg”, son of Johann II, is dated 7 Jan 1337, confirmed 14 Feb 1337 by Egen “nebst seiner zwei erwachsenen Söhnen Symund und Hugo, sowie seiner unmündigen Kinder Henselin und Friederich[663]Heinrich [III] & his wife had children: 

i)          KONRAD [II] von Lichtenberg (-30 Aug 1390, bur Neuburg abbey)Heinrich [III] der “Aeltere” und sein Sohn Konrad II” and “Siegmund und seinem Sohne Johannes IV” agreed an alliance against “Gräfin Agnes von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und...ihre fünf Söhne” by charter dated 10 Apr 1366[664].  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “XIII Kal Sep” 1390 of “Conradus dominus de Liehtenberg[665].  m (contract 16 Oct 1365) JEANNE de Blâmont, daughter of THIBAUT [I] Seigneur de Blâmont & his wife Marguerite d’Oricourt Dame de Savoyeux (-1422).  The marriage contract between Conrad, assisté d’Henry de Lichtenberg son père” and “Jeanne fille de Théobalt sire de Blâmont” is dated 16 Oct 1365[666].  She is named in her son-in-law’s mid-Jan 1394 (O.S.?) charter quoted below.  Konrad [II] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       DIEBOLD von Lichtenberg (-before Aug 1390). 

(b)       JOHANN von Lichtenberg (-before Aug 1390). 

(c)       ELISABETH von Lichtenberg )Walther Herre zu Geroltzecke, Hern Heinrichs seligen Sun Herren zu Geroltzecke” granted property to “miner...Frowen...Eilsen...Cunrates seligen Dochter zu Ziten Herren zu Liechtemberg, geborn von...Jonaten von Blanckemberg des egenanten Hern Cunrates seligen Wittewe” by charter dated mid-Jan 1394 (O.S.?)[667]m (before Jan [1394/95]) WALTER Herr von Geroldseck, son of HEINRICH Herr von Geroldseck gen. von Tübingen & his second wife Anna von Ochsenstein ([1368/71]-[Apr 1429/1432]). 

ii)         ADELHEID von Lichtenberg (-after Jan 1368).  “Jungherre Heinrich von Geroltzecke Herre zu Lare” exchanged property with “Elsen von Geroltzeck, des erbern Ritters Herren Eppen von Hattstatt ehelicher frowen”, including property inherited from “Jungherrn Walther seeligen von Geroltzecke ihrem Vatter”, and naming “Frawe Adelheit von Lichtenberg des vorgenannten...Heinrichs...Fraw”, by charter dated late-Jan 1367 (O.S.?)[668]m (1357) HEINRICH von Geroldseck Herr von Lahr, son of WALTER [IV] von Geroldseck Herr von Lahr & his second wife Susanna von Rappoltstein (-before 7 Jun 1394). 

b)         AGNES von Lichtenberg (-after 1370)"Simon von Zweibrucken herre von Bitsch" granted dower to "Agnesen unser...Frauwen des...htmhter...Hammans Herrn von Lichtenberg" by charter dated 1334[669]Heinrich IV zu Lichtenau” confirmed the grant made by “sein seliger Vater” to “der Gräfin Agnes von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, ein Tochter Hannemanns II” by charter dated early 1370[670].  m SIMON [II] Graf von Zweibrücken, son of EBERHARD Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Saarbrücken (-1355). 

4.         HEINRICH von Lichtenberg (-28 Oct 1316, bur Neuburg abbey).  He is named in the epitaph of his mother quoted above.  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “Non Mar” 1316 of “Heinricus filius domini Konradi de Liehtenber[671]. 

 

 

JOHANN [I] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg, son of LUDWIG [II] Herr von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth von Baden (-22 Aug 1315, bur Buchsweiler)Herr von Lichtenberg.  The Annales Colmarienses name "dominus Iohannes de Liechtinberg, filius fratris…episcopi Argentinensis, advocatus regis Romanorum, filius sororis Ruodolphi de Habispurc Romanorum regis de stripe ducis Zeringie"[672], although the reference to "de Habispurc Romanorum regis" is in error.  “Johannes von Liehtenberg lantvogt zu Elsase” arbitrated a dispute between “harn Cune von Berkheim dem alten was unde harn Ludewige unde Cunrate unde Wernhere sin sun unde allen sin kinden” and “harn Rudolfe unde harn Henriche unde harn Eberharte des gebrudern von Andlaheby charter dated 12 Mar 1300 (O.S.?)[673]Ulrich und Egenolf gebrüdere lantgraven zu Elsassen” signed a treaty with Strasbourg, naming “hern Johannese von Lichtenberg unsers dez vorgenanten Ulriches swehre”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1308[674].  An epitaph at Buchsweiler records the death “XI Kal Sep” 1315 of “Iohannes de Liehtenberg[675].

[m firstly (before 9 May 1270) HERZLAUDE von Klingen, daughter of WALTER [III] Herr von Klingen & his wife Sophie --- (-[before 25 Mar 1273]).  The following document shows that Herzlaude married a member of the Lichtenberg family: "Waltherus nobilis de Klingen" sold properties to “Mangoldo sutori civi in Loufenberch”, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Sophiæ quam filiarum nostrarum dominæ Verneæ comitissæ de Veringen, dominarum Herzlandæ et Katerinæ dominarum de Liechtenberch...et Claræ”, by charter dated 9 May 1270[676].  No document has been found which names her husband.  Johann [I]’s possible brother Rudolf (see above) married Herzlaude’s sister Katharina von Klingen.  It is possible that a double marriage took place between two brothers and two sisters.  If that is correct, Herzlaude would have been Johann [I]’s first wife.  Another possibility is that Herzlaude married Johann [I]’s first cousin Ludwig von Lichtenberg (see above), whose early death may explain the absence of further relevant documentation concerning Herzlaude’s husband.  She may have died before 25 Mar 1272 (O.S.?), the date of a charter which refers to arrangements made at the time of her sister Katharina’s marriage (see above).] 

m [secondly] ADELHEID von Werdenberg, daughter of HUGO [I] Graf von Werdenberg & his wife Mechtild von Neiffen.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Johann [I] & his [second] wife had four children: 

1.         JOHANN [III] “der Jüngere” von Lichtenberg (-before 7 Feb 1327).  He is named as deceased in the 12 Apr 1332 charter quoted below.  m MATHILDE von Saarbrücken, daughter of JOHANN [I] Graf von Saarbrücken [Commercy] & his first wife Mathilde d'Aspremont (-after 1332).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  Johann & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         JOHANN von Lichtenberg (-13 Sep 1365, bur Strasbourg Cathedral).  Provost at Strasbourg.  The three brothersDompropst Johannes, Symont und Ludwig” sold “die Hälfte an den Dörfern Wipbruch, Gries, Rutzenhusen und Wilre” to “ihrem Vetter Hanemann II” by charter dated 1342[677].  “Johannes u Simunt herren zu Lichtenberg gebrüdere” and the abbot of Neuviller settled disputes by charter dated 9 Jan 1344 (O.S.?)[678].  Deacon of Strasbourg.  Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[679].  Bishop of Strasbourg 1353.  An epitaph at Strasbourg records the death “Id Sep” 1365 of “Iohannes de Liehtenberg episcopus huius ecclesie Argentinensis[680]. 

b)         SIEGMUND von Lichtenberg (-23 Jun 1380, bur Neuwiller abbey).  The three brothersDompropst Johannes, Symont und Ludwig” sold “die Hälfte an den Dörfern Wipbruch, Gries, Rutzenhusen und Wilre” to “ihrem Vetter Hanemann II” by charter dated 1342[681].  “Johannes u Simunt herren zu Lichtenberg gebrüdere” and the abbot of Neuviller settled disputes by charter dated 9 Jan 1344 (O.S.?)[682]Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[683].  Ottemann V und sein Vetter Rudolf I” agreed an alliance with “Hanemann II, Ludemann III und Symunt, Dynasten von Lichtenberg” by charter dated 1353[684].  “Heinrich [III] der “Aeltere” und sein Sohn Konrad II” and “Siegmund und seinem Sohne Johannes IV” agreed an alliance against “Gräfin Agnes von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und...ihre fünf Söhne” by charter dated 10 Apr 1366[685].  Advocate of Strasbourg.  An epitaph at Neuwiller records the death “in vigil. bti. Iohannis Bapte.” 1380 of “Simundus dns in Liehtenberg advocat. Argent.[686].  m (end 1344) ADELHEID von Helfenstein, daughter of ULRICH [IV] Graf von Helfenstein & his wife Agnes von Württemberg (-[1383]).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage end-1344[687].  Siegmund & his wife had eight children: 

i)          JOHANN [IV] von Lichtenberg ([1347/48]-23 Aug 1405, bur Neuwiller abbey).  His birth date is estimated assuming that he was a young adult when named in the 10 Apr 1366 charter quoted below.  “Heinrich [III] der “Aeltere” und sein Sohn Konrad II” and “Siegmund und seinem Sohne Johannes IV” agreed an alliance against “Gräfin Agnes von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und...ihre fünf Söhne” by charter dated 10 Apr 1366[688].  Johann IV...zu Gunsten seines Oheims Ludwig von Wickersheim” confirmed property “in der Stadt Neuwilre” to “Ritter Götze Kempf” by charter dated early 1381[689].  The precise relationship between the Lichtenberg and Wickersheim families has not been ascertained.  Die gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[690].  An epitaph at Neuwiller records the death “vigilia Bartholomei apostoli” 1405 of “Iohannes dominus in Liehtenberg[691].  m (contract 21 Aug 1370) LORETTA von Zweibrücken, daughter of SIMON [II] Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch & his wife Agnes von Lichtenberg.  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage contract 21 Aug 1370[692].  Her family origin is confirmed by the following document:  Die gräflichen Brüder von Bitsch, Hanemann I, Symon Wecker II und Friederich” agreed an alliance with “Johannes IV ihrem Schwager” by charter dated Sep 1389[693].  Johann [IV] & his wife had six children:  

(a)       SIEGMUND von Lichtenberg (-18 Aug 1388, bur Neuwiller abbey).  An epitaph at Neuwiller records the death “XV Kal Sep” 1388 of “Simundus filius...Iohannis dni in Liechtenberg[694]. 

(b)       ADELHEID von Lichtenberg (-after 1419)Lehmann records her parentage and marriage contract end-Jun 1396[695].  Ludwig [IV] “Ludemann” von Lichtenberg reached agreement with “Graf Friedrich zu Mörs-Saarwerden, Herr Heinrich zu Vinstingen und Heinrich Beyer von Boppart” and with “Johannes von Vinstingen” concerning dowry payments due to Adelheid, by charter dated 1417[696].  m (end-Jun 1396) JOHANN Herr von Vinstingen, son of ---. 

(c)       ELISABETH von Lichtenberg (-after 1435).  Nun at Strasbourg St. Clara.  Their father donated property to Strasbourg St. Klara for the souls of these four daughters by charter dated 9 May 1402[697].  Die Brüder Jakob und Ludwig V von Lichtenberg” granted property to “ihrer Base Elisabeth Klosterfrau zu Sanct Claren in Straßburg” by charter dated 1435[698]. 

(d)       AGNES von Lichtenberg (-after 9 May 1402).  Nun at Strasbourg St. Clara.  Their father donated property to Strasbourg St. Klara for the souls of these four daughters by charter dated 9 May 1402[699]. 

(e)       LORETTA von Lichtenberg (-after 9 May 1402).  Nun at Strasbourg St. Clara.  Their father donated property to Strasbourg St. Klara for the souls of these four daughters by charter dated 9 May 1402[700]. 

(f)        KATHARINA von Lichtenberg (-after 9 May 1402).  Nun at Strasbourg St. Clara.  Their father donated property to Strasbourg St. Klara for the souls of these four daughters by charter dated 9 May 1402[701]. 

ii)         ADELHEID von Lichtenberg ([1353]-before end-Apr 1378).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage contract end-Sep 1359, and the charter dated 2 Aug 1373 under which the couple renounced succession rights in Lichtenberg[702].  "Domina Katharina de Thierstein relicta bone memorie domini Rudolphi marchionis de Hachberg olim domini castrorum et dominorum Susenberg und Rötellen...vidua" exchanged property with “soror Adelheidis Zekin magistra dominarum...conventus...Sitzenkilch”, for the anniversary of “quondam Adelheidis de Liechtenberg olim nurus ipsius domine Catharine et conthoralis...Rudolphi marchionis de Hachberg, nati dominie Catharine et quondam domini Rudolphi marchionis”, by charter dated end Apr 1378[703]m (contract end-Sep 1359, before 2 Aug 1373) as his first wife, RUDOLF [III] Markgraf von Hachberg, son of RUDOLF [II] Markgraf von Hachberg, Seigneur de Rothelin, Landgraf im Breisgau [Baden] & his wife Katharina von Tierstein (-8 Feb 1428). 

iii)        LUDWIG von Lichtenberg

iv)       ULRICH von Lichtenberg .  Canon at Strasbourg.  Ulrich Cammerer und Symon Domherr...zu Straßburg” renounced rights “auf die Herrschaft Lichtenberg” in favour of “ihres Bruders Johannes IV” by charter dated 14 Oct 1383[704]. 

v)        SIEGMUND von Lichtenberg .  Canon at Strasbourg.  Ulrich Cammerer und Symon Domherr...zu Straßburg” renounced rights “auf die Herrschaft Lichtenberg” in favour of “ihres Bruders Johannes IV” by charter dated 14 Oct 1383[705]. 

vi)       AGNES von Lichtenberg .  Nun at Lichtenthal. 

vii)      MATHILDE von Lichtenberg .  Nun at Lichtenthal. 

viii)     LORETTA von Lichtenberg (-after 1382). 

c)         LUDWIG von LichtenbergThe three brothersDompropst Johannes, Symont und Ludwig” sold “die Hälfte an den Dörfern Wipbruch, Gries, Rutzenhusen und Wilre” to “ihrem Vetter Hanemann II” by charter dated 1342[706].  Canon at Strasbourg. 

d)         MATHILDE von Lichtenberg .  Nun at Lichtenthal.  “Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to “Ludemann’s Schwester die Nonne Adelheid “die alte”” and after her death to “die Nonne Metze in Lichtenthal, die Schwester Symunts und die Nichte Ludemanns” by charter dated 1349[707]. 

e)         [ADELHEID] von Lichtenberg )Ludeman herre zu Liechtenberg” granted dower to “mins bruder herrn Johanses selgen kinder...Adelheite...des vorgenannten hern Johaneses mins bruder tochter [...Johannes des...lantgraven Ulrichs in Elsas]”, with the consent of “hern Hanemannen herren zu Liechtenberg”, by charter dated 12 Apr 1332[708].  There is some confusion about this marriage.  Lemann records that Adelheid, daughter of Johann von Lichtenberg, married Nikolaus Graf von Salm, marriage contract dated 1335, as shown below.  It is unclear whether this is a different daughter from Adelheid who is named in the 12 Apr 1332 charter.  One possibility is that the latter’s marriage to Johann Graf von Werde did not proceed and that she later married Nikolaus Graf von Salm.  Another is that the name in the 12 Apr 1332 charter is incorrectly transcribed and that Johann’s wife was not called Adelheid.  No later charter has been found which names Johann’s wife.  Another difficulty with this marriage is the marriage of Johann’s father, Ulrich Graf von Werde, and Susanna, daughter of Johann [I] “der Aeltere” von Lichtenberg.  If Johann was the son of this couple, Adelheid would have been his first cousin, a family relationship for which a Papal dispensation is unlikely to have been granted.  One possibility is that Johann was born from an otherwise unrecorded second marriage of his father.  [m] (contract 12 Apr 1332) JOHANN Graf von Werde Landgraf in Alsace, son of ULRICH Graf von Werde Landgraf von Alsace & [his [first] wife Susanna von Lichtenberg/[second wife ---]].

f)          [ADELHEID von Lichtenberg (-after 1347).  Lemann records her parentage and marriage contract in 1335[709].  It is unclear whether this is a different daughter from Adelheid who is named above.  As noted above, one possibility is that the latter’s marriage to Johann Graf von Werde did not proceed and that she later married Nikolaus Graf von Salm.  “Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[710].  m (late Jan 1335) NIKOLAUS Graf von Salm Herr zu Püttlingen, son of ---.] 

2.         SUSANNA von Lichtenberg ).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Ulrich und Egenolf gebrüdere lantgraven zu Elsassen” signed a treaty with Strasbourg, naming “hern Johannese von Lichtenberg unsers dez vorgenanten Ulriches swehre”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1308[711]m ULRICH Graf von Werde Landgraf in Alsace, son of HEINRICH SIEGBERT Graf von Werde & his second wife Bertha von Rappoltstein (-1343)

3.         ADELHEID von Lichtenberg (-25 Oct 1383).  Nun at Lichtenthal.  Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to “Ludemann’s Schwester die Nonne Adelheid “die alte”” and after her death to “die Nonne Metze in Lichtenthal, die Schwester Symunts und die Nichte Ludemanns” by charter dated 1349[712].  

4.         LUDWIG [III] “Ludemann” von Lichtenberg (-1369).  Canon at Strasbourg: a meeting of canons at Strasbourg 2 May 1318 records the ordination of ...tercius Ludewicus natus quondam domini Johannis de Liehtenberg...[713].  “Ludeman herre zu Liechtenberg” granted dower to “mins bruder herrn Johanses selgen kinder...Adelheite...des vorgenannten hern Johaneses mins bruder tochter [...Johannes des...lantgraven Ulrichs in Elsas]”, with the consent of “hern Hanemannen herren zu Liechtenberg”, by charter dated 12 Apr 1332[714]Ulrich lantgrave in Elsaß, Philippes sin bruder, und Johannes des vorgenanten lantgrave Ulriches sohn” sold “unser stat Brumat, unser burg zu Arensberg...” to “hern Hanemanne und Ludwige herren zu Lichtenbergby charter dated 9 Mar 1332 (O.S.?)[715].  Grave Ludwig unde grave Friderich von Oetingen gebrüder” sold “dorfer Offendorff, Herlofesheim unde Rorwilre” to “Ludeman von Lichtenberg herren ze Lichtenoweby charter dated 8 Jul 1342[716]Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[717].  Herr zu Lichtenau.  “Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to an inhabitant of Strasbourg by charter dated 12 Feb 1348[718].  Ottemann V und sein Vetter Rudolf I” agreed an alliance with “Hanemann II, Ludemann III und Symunt, Dynasten von Lichtenberg” by charter dated 1353[719].  “Johans lantgraffe in Elsazze” renounced rights in favour of "Haneman und Ludeman herren zu Lichtenberg" by charter dated 10 Nov 1359[720]He is named as deceased in his son’s 1370 charter cited below.  m HILDEGARDE von Vinstingen, daughter of HEINRICH Herr von Vinstingen [Fénétranges] & his wife --- (-14 Feb 1386).  “Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to an inhabitant of Strasbourg by charter dated 12 Feb 1348[721].  Ludwig [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         HEINRICH [IV] “der Jüngere” von Lichtenberg (-18 Nov 1393)Heinrich IV zu Lichtenau” confirmed the grant made by “sein seliger Vater” to “der Gräfin Agnes von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, ein Tochter Hannemanns II” by charter dated early 1370[722].  Heinriche herr von Lichtenberg der jonger” agreed an alliance with “myn...swagere graue Heinriche graue zu Veldentzen...Heinrichis und Friederichis siner sone” by charter dated 29 Jan 1374[723]Ruprecht I Elector Palatine confirmed Neuburg to “Heinrich IV...mit seiner Gattin Adelheid von Veldenz” by charter dated 1383[724].  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[725].  The book of souls of Buchsweiler records the death “XIV Kal Dec” 1393 of “Dominus Heinricus de Lichtenberg Junior[726].  m ADELHEID von Veldenz, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Veldenz & his wife Agnes von Sponheim (-5 Oct 1411).  Ruprecht I Elector Palatine confirmed Neuburg to “Heinrich IV...mit seiner Gattin Adelheid von Veldenz” by charter dated 1383[727].  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[728].  The book of souls of Buchsweiler records the death “die S. Aurelie” 1411 of “Dna Adelheidis de Veldentz Dna de Lichtenberg[729].  Heinrich [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LUDWIG [IV] von Lichtenberg (-28 Aug 1434, bur Ingweiler).  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[730].  An epitaph at Ingweiler records the death “feris sexta post diem Bartholomei” 1434 of “Domicellus Ludowicus Dns in Lichtenberg[731].  m (contract Baden 11 May 1409) ANNA von Baden, daughter of BERNHARD I Markgraf von Baden & his second wife Anna von Oettingen (15 Mar 1399-after 6 Dec 1421).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage[732].  Ludwig [IV] & his wife had children: 

(a)       JAKOB von Lichtenberg (25 May 1416-4 Jan 1480, bur Ingweiler)Die Brüder Jakob und Ludwig V von Lichtenberg” granted property to “ihrer Base Elisabeth Klosterfrau zu Sanct Claren in Straßburg” by charter dated 1435[733].  An epitaph at Ingweiler records the death 12 Jan 1480 of “Iacobus comes in Liechtenberga, Mareschalkus etc. et Advocatus superior in Argentina[734].  m WALPURGA von Mörs, daughter of FRIEDRICH Graf von Mörs & his wife Walpurga von Saarwerden (-before 1456). 

(b)       LUDWIG [V] von Lichtenberg (12 May 1417-25 Feb 1471)Die Brüder Jakob und Ludwig V von Lichtenberg” granted property to “ihrer Base Elisabeth Klosterfrau zu Sanct Claren in Straßburg” by charter dated 1435[735].  m (Feb 1441) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Hohenlohe, daughter of ALBRECHT Herr von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim & his wife Elisabeth von Hanau (-1488).  She married secondly Hugo Graf von Montfort.  Ludwig [V] & his wife had children: 

(1)       ANNA von Lichtenberg (25 Oct 1442-)m (1458) PHILIPP Graf von Hanau, son of REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Münzenberg & his wife Katharina von Nassau-Bilstein (-1480). 

(2)       ELISABETH von Lichtenberg (9 Aug 1444-)m (1464) SIMON Wecker Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, son of FRIEDRICH Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch & his wife Anna Raugräfin von Alt- und Neu-Baumberg (-1499). 

ii)         JOHANN von Lichtenberg (-after 1393).  Canon at Köln.  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[736]. 

iii)        HILDEGARDE von Lichtenberg ).  Heinrich [IV] “seiner Hausfrau Adelheid von Veldenz und ihre drei Kinder der cölner Domherr Johannes, Ludwig IV und Hildegart” sold property to Abtei Selz by charter dated 1393[737].  m (before 1397) SIMON Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, son of JOHANN [I] “Hannemann” Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch & his wife Elisabeth zu Leiningen (-before 1407). 

b)         JOHANN von Lichtenberg .  Heinrich [IV] von Lichtenberg, in founding his anniversary, included the anniversaries seines Bruders, des Junkers Johannes und seiner Schwester der Jungfrau Metze” by undated charter[738]. 

c)         MATHILDE von Lichtenberg .  Heinrich [IV] von Lichtenberg, in founding his anniversary, included the anniversaries seines Bruders, des Junkers Johannes und seiner Schwester der Jungfrau Metze” by undated charter[739]. 

d)         ADELHEID von Lichtenberg (-15 Apr 1413).  Nun at Lichtenthal.  “Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to “ihren zwei Töchtern Adelheid und Elsen, Nonnen in Kloster Lichtenthal” by charter dated 1349[740].  Abbess of Lichtenthal. 

e)         ELISABETH von Lichtenberg .  Nun at Lichtenthal.  “Ludemann III von Lichtenberg Herr zu Lichtenau und seine Gemahlin Hildegart von Vinstingen” granted payments to “ihren zwei Töchtern Adelheid und Elsen, Nonnen in Kloster Lichtenthal” by charter dated 1349[741]. 

f)          WALBURG von Lichtenberg .  Nun at Lichtenthal. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  GRAFEN von LÜTZELSTEIN

 

 

 

HUGO [II] [von Lützelstein], son of HUGO [I] von Bliescastel Comte de Lunéville & his wife Kunigund von Kyrburg (-after 1247)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Graf von Lützelstein [Comte de la Petite-Pierre].  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that “Hugonem comitem de Luzelenstein”, in the presence of “fratre suo nobili viro domino Cunrado de Ristein”, had donated “castrum suum Luzelenstein” to Strasbourg by charter dated Jan 1223[742]Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine donated villas Richenshoven und Gumprehshoven” to Strasbourg by charter dated 1232, in the presence of “comite H. de Werde, domino H. de Luzelenstein, domino L. de Liehtenberc[743]Comte de Lunéville.  “Hues cuens de Linievile” exchanged “[le] chastiel de Linievile...le chastiel de Gileberviler…le chastiel de Wallefroicourt” [Lunéville, Gerbéviller and Valfroicourt] with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, in return for “son chatiel Espicenberc, seint Dié, Moienmonstier, Estivai...” [Spitzenberg, Saint-Dié, Moyenmoutier and Etival], with the consent of “ma femme Jovete et de mes enfanz Huellon, Phelipin, Ferri”, by charter dated 12 Jul 1243[744]He transferred his assets to Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine 4 Aug 1246, receiving in exchange the fief of Bergheim[745]Hugo comes de Parva Petra” sold “castrum meum d’Espizemberc” and his interests in “ecclesiis...sancti Deodati, Mediani monasterii et d’Estivay”, providing for “Johatam uxorem meam”, in the presence of “domini Cunoni de Fenstenges et domini Bruniconis fratris sui” to whom the duke granted Spitzenberg, by charter dated 4 Aug 1246[746].  Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine granted “Gertinge”, held by “comes Symon Sarepontis”, to “Huwardo filio...H. comitis Parve Petre” by charter dated Aug 1246[747]

m firstly ---. 

m secondly JOATHE [Judith] de Lorraine, daughter of PHILIPPE de Lorraine Seigneur de Gerbéviller & his wife Agnes --- (-after 1246).  She was named with her father 4 Mar 1226[748]

Hugo [II] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HUGO [III] von Lützelstein (-after 1283)Graf von Lützelsteinm ELISABETH von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON [III] Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Laurette de Lorraine (-after 1271).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.

-        GRAFEN von LÜTZELSTEIN[749]

 

 

1.         HUGO von Lützelstein (-after 27 Mar 1294).  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...Hug des graven sun von Luczelnstein...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[750]Hugo dictus de Lucelstein” sold “terciam nostram de Rorbach” to “dominis de Warnesperch...Johanni et Jacobo fratribus”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Elyzabet ac puerorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 27 Mar 1294 (O.S.?)[751]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 27 Mar 1294).  Hugo dictus de Lucelstein” sold “terciam nostram de Rorbach” to “dominis de Warnesperch...Johanni et Jacobo fratribus”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Elyzabet ac puerorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 27 Mar 1294 (O.S.?)[752].  Hugo & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         children .  Hugo dictus de Lucelstein” sold “terciam nostram de Rorbach” to “dominis de Warnesperch...Johanni et Jacobo fratribus”, with the consent of “uxoris nostre Elyzabet ac puerorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 27 Mar 1294 (O.S.?)[753]

 

 

1.         VOLMAR von Lützelstein (-after 1347).  Graf von LützelsteinDie Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[754].  m ADELHEID von Vinstingen, daughter of ---.  Volmar & his wife had children: 

a)         WALPURGA von Lützelstein (-before 23 Mar 1406).  “Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in their castles “Maursmünster, den beiden Geroltsecken, Steinfal und Barre” to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[755]m FRIEDRICH von Geroldseck, son of EGON Herr von Geroldseck & his wife --- (-after 16 Jan 1366). 

 

2.         HEINRICH von Lützelstein (-1394)Graf von Lützelstein.  Herr von Geroldseck am Wasichen.  Heinrich graff zu Lützelstein undt Elß sein tochter undt Henselin von Lyningen grave zu Rixingen der vorgenanten Elsen ehemann” agreed an alliance with “Brunen herrn zu der Hohen Rappolstein ihren oheim” by charter dated 1382[756].  [m firstly ---.  This supposed first marriage is suggested from Heinrich’s daughter Elisabeth already being married in 1382, which appears incompatible with the chronology of his known wife Margareta von Baden.]  m [secondly] as her second husband, MARGARETA von Baden, widow of JOFRIED [II] Graf von Leiningen zu Rixingen, daughter of FRIEDRICH III Markgraf von Baden & his wife Margareta von Baden (-23 Mar ----).  Dame d’Héricourt 1367.  Heinrich & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ELISABETH von Lützelstein (-before 1437)Heinrich graff zu Lützelstein undt Elß sein tochter undt Henselin von Lyningen grave zu Rixingen der vorgenanten Elsen ehemann” agreed an alliance with “Brunen herrn zu der Hohen Rappolstein ihren oheim” by charter dated 1382[757]m JOHANN Graf von Leiningen-Rixingen, son of JOFRID [II] Graf von Leiningen-Rixingen & his wife Margareta von Baden (-before 1445). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  HERREN von OCHSENSTEIN

 

 

As will seen below, many of the details concerning the later generations of this family have been extracted from the second volume of Lehmann’s history of Hanau-Leuchtenberg, the first part of which deals with the Herren von Ochsenstein.  Lehmann’s work describes many charters, giving specific information about the documents and dates, but frequently he fails to provide citation references.  Nevertheless, the information is specific enough to inspire confidence in its reliability. 

 

 

1.         BURCHARD von Ochsenstein (-after 1187).  ...Ottone de Gerolteseke, Burchardo de Ohsenstein” witnessed the 1187 charter under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed the possessions of Königsbrück monastery[758]

 

2.         BERTHOLD von Ochsenstein (-after 1219).  ...Bertholdus de Osenstein prepositus Honogensis...” witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasburg confirmed “monasterium Nuwenburch curiam Harthusen[759]

 

 

1.         OTTO [I] von Ochsenstein (-[1236/41]).  Sigebertus...comes de Werde et Henricus filius eius comites Alsatiæ” arbitrated the dispute involving “Hermanno et Henrico marchionibus de Baden” concerning the inheritance of “filiæ sororis eorundem comitissæ...de Dagsburg” by charter dated Dec 1226, witnessed by “Henricus et Ludovico fratribus de Lichtenberg, Burkardo de Gorolzeck, Ottone de Ochsenstein...[760]...O[ttone] de Ohsenstein, B[urchardo] de Geroltsecke, --- advocato de Hunsvelt...” witnessed the 29 Sep 1226 charter under which Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg granted “Burg Girbaden” to Simon Graf von Leiningen und Dagsburg[761].  “Heinricus landgravius Alsatie” settled disputes with “abbatem Novi Castri” concerning “villam et bannum Duninheim”, in the presence of “...Ottone de Ochsenstein, Burcardo de Geroldsecke”, by charter dated 1236[762]m ---.  The name of Otto’s wife is not known.  Otto [I] & his wife had six children:

a)         OTTO [II] von Ochsenstein (-after 27 Oct 1266).  Herr von OchsensteinBerhtoldus decanus et Heinricus archidiaconus Argentinensis fratres, dicti de Ohsenstein” donated rights in “allodium nostrum in Buchenheim”, inherited from “Adelheidis sororis nostre bone memorie quondam uxoris domini Bernaudi de Sharoch [Scharrach near Bergheim]”, to “fratri nostro...O. domino de Ohsenstein et universis pueris suis” by charter dated 27 Jan 1241[763].  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg arbitrated a dispute between “Symunde dem herren von Geroltesecke und sines brüder sunen” and “Otten und Conrat den herren von Ohsenstein gebrüderen und irs brüder suine” concerning various fiefs by charter dated 13 Mar 1265[764].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...Herr Otto unn her Cunrat von Ohsenstein...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[765].  m ---.  The name of Otto [II]’s wife is not known.  Otto [II] & his wife had [two or more] children: 

i)          sons ([after 1230]-).  They are referred to as “pueris”, but not named, in the 27 Jan 1241 charter quoted above, indicating that they were children at the time.  

b)         KONRAD von Ochsenstein (-1289 or after).  Herr von OchsensteinHeinrich Bishop of Strasbourg arbitrated a dispute between “Symunde dem herren von Geroltesecke und sines brüder sunen” and “Otten und Conrat den herren von Ohsenstein gebrüderen und irs brüder suine” concerning various fiefs by charter dated 13 Mar 1265[766].  “Grave Sygebreht der lantgrave zu Elseze und…Gerthrud sin…frowe” signed another agreement with "Emicho der wildegrave und…Elisabeth sin…frowe geborn von Montfort", naming “...Herr Otto unn her Cunrat von Ohsenstein...”, dated 27 Oct 1266[767].  “...Hern Cunrate von Ohsenstein...” was present in the charter dated 1 Feb 1278 under which “Johannes der lantgraue zu Elsas” granted dower to "unserre frowen…Agnese von Liehtenberg"[768]

c)         --- von Ochsenstein (-before 1265, maybe before 27 Jan 1241).  This son, presumably deceased at the time, is referred to but not named in the 13 Mar 1265 charter quoted below.  His absence from the 27 Jan 1241 charter of his brothers suggests either that he was deceased at the time or that he was a minor.  The participation of his sons in the 1265 charter suggests that they had an equal interest with his brothers in the Herrschaft Ochsenstein.  One possibility is that this was their father’s oldest son who predeceased his father, his younger brothers assuming rule in the Herrschaft in place of his infant children whose eventual rights were preserved.  Lehmann names him “Eberhart dem zweiten Söhne” without referring to any transaction or document in which he was named[769].  Lehmann presumably relied on the following document: Eberhardus miles dictus de Grifenstein dominus et advocatus eiusdem castri” freed a farmer “in villa Ekeversheim” by charter dated 27 Jan 1240, subscribed by “Otto de Ohsenstein frater meus...[770].  Greifenstein could have been inherited through his female ancestry, but the absence of the name Eberhard among the known later members of the Ochsenstein family suggests that Eberhard may have been a uterine brother of Otto von Ochsenstein, born to an earlier marriage of their mother.  Until more information comes to light, it is preferable to leave this son’s name as “unknown”.  m ---.  [Two or more] children: 

i)          sons .  Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg arbitrated a dispute between “Symunde dem herren von Geroltesecke und sines brüder sunen” and “Otten und Conrat den herren von Ohsenstein gebrüderen und irs brüder suine” concerning various fiefs by charter dated 13 Mar 1265[771]

d)         BERTHOLD von Ochsenstein (-after 1264).  “Berhtoldus decanus et Heinricus archidiaconus Argentinensis fratres, dicti de Ohsenstein” donated rights in “allodium nostrum in Buchenheim”, inherited from “Adelheidis sororis nostre bone memorie quondam uxoris domini Bernaudi de Sharoch [Scharrach near Bergheim]”, to “fratri nostro...O. domino de Ohsenstein et universis pueris suis” by charter dated 27 Jan 1241[772]

e)         HEINRICH von Ochsenstein (-[1275]).  “Berhtoldus decanus et Heinricus archidiaconus Argentinensis fratres, dicti de Ohsenstein” donated rights in “allodium nostrum in Buchenheim”, inherited from “Adelheidis sororis nostre bone memorie quondam uxoris domini Bernaudi de Sharoch [Scharrach near Bergheim]”, to “fratri nostro...O. domino de Ohsenstein et universis pueris suis” by charter dated 27 Jan 1241[773]

f)          ADELHEID von Ochsenstein (-before 1241).  “Berhtoldus decanus et Heinricus archidiaconus Argentinensis fratres, dicti de Ohsenstein” donated rights in “allodium nostrum in Buchenheim”, inherited from “Adelheidis sororis nostre bone memorie quondam uxoris domini Bernaudi de Sharoch [Scharrach near Bergheim]”, to “fratri nostro...O. domino de Ohsenstein et universis pueris suis” by charter dated 27 Jan 1241[774]m BERNHARD von Scharrach, son of ---. 

 

 

The primary source which confirms the parentage of Otto [III] has not been identified.  The 27 Jan 1241 charter, quoted above, refers to Otto [II]’s children as “pueris”.  There is also the possibility that Otto [III] was one of the sons of the unnamed brother referred to above.  Given the chronology of the lives of Otto [III] and his son Otto [IV], it is likely that the former was born around [1230].  If that is correct, it is likely that Otto [III] was a different person from Otto [II]. 

 

1.         OTTO [III] von Ochsenstein ([1230?]-[26 Sep 1289/Mar 1290)Herr von Ochsenstein.  Ferry III Duke of Lorraine agreed with Conrad Bishop of Strasbourg and Othonem dominum de Ohsenstein sacri imperii per Alsatiam advocatum generalem” to renounce judicial rights "super castro Richenshovem" [Reichshoven], following wars with “viris de Luzelnbourc et de Salmen comitibus”, by charter dated 1286 and Jan 1287[775]Rudolf I King of Germany granted villas Rumoltzwilre, Danne et Cotzwilre”, mortgaged by "nobilibus viris Symoni et Walramo de Geroltzecke", to “nobilis viri Ottonis de Ochsenstein” by charter dated 1 May 1287[776]m as her second husband, KUNIGUNDE von Habsburg, widow of HEINRICH Graf von Küssaberg, daughter of ALBRECHT IV "der Weise" Graf von Habsburg & his wife Heilwig von Kiburg.  The Chronicon Colmarense records that "filia una [comitis Alberti de Habispurch]" married "comiti de Cussaperch"[777].  The Alberti Argentinensis Chronicon records that “comes de Kussenberg” married “sororem...Rudolfi” and that after he died childless she married “Ottoni de Ochsenstein” from whom “domini de Ochsenstein et Strasberg” descend[778].  The Annales Colmarienses record that "dominus de Ochssinstein, filius sororis Ruodolphi regis" removed "scultetum Columbariensem Syfridum" in 1281[779].  Otto [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         OTTO [IV] von Ochsenstein (-killed in battle near Göllheim 2 Jul 1298)Herr von Ochsenstein.  Rudolf I King of Germany granted “oppido...Landowe”, unassigned following the deaths of “quondam Emichonis comitis de Leiningen et...filii sui”, to nobilis vir Otto de Ochsenstein filius sororis nostre” by charter dated Feb 1290 (O.S.?)[780]Anshelm von Rapoltstein” agreed peace with Strasbourg, with the support of “...hern Otten von Ohsenstein den landvogt...”, by charter dated 3 Nov 1292[781].  Lehmann records his death in battle at Göllheim supporting [his maternal first cousin] Albrecht von Habsburg against Adolf King of Germany[782]m (before 24 Jun 1279) KUNIGUNDE von Lichtenberg, daughter of HEINRICH [II] von Lichtenberg & his wife Elisabeth --- (-after 1310).  Lehmann records that [her brother] Konrad von Lichtenberg and his uncle Konrad von Lichtenberg Bishop of Strasbourg agreed her dowry in 1279[783].  Kunigunde, with the consent of her sons “Heinrich (des straßburger Sängers) und Otto”, sold property by charter dated 1301[784]Otto [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          OTTO [V] von Ochsenstein (-19 Oct 1327, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau)Herr von OchsensteinKunigunde, with the consent of her sons “Heinrich (des straßburger Sängers) und Otto”, sold property by charter dated 1301[785]

-         see below

ii)         HEINRICH von Ochsenstein (-after 1301).  Kunigunde, with the consent of her sons “Heinrich (des straßburger Sängers) und Otto”, sold property by charter dated 1301[786]

iii)        [--- von Ochsenstein .  If “Vetter” and “Base” are interpreted in their strict sense of cousin in the 1333 charter quoted below, the father of Rudolf and Mene was the brother of Otto [V] von Ochsenstein.  If that is correct, it is possible that he was the same person as Heinrich who is named above.]  m --- [von Geroldseck], daughter of ---.  The 1337 charter, under which [her children] Rudolf von Ochsenstein and Mena made commitments to “ihrem Oheim dem Herrn Egen von Geroltseck[787], suggests their mother’s relationship with the Geroldseck family.  If “Oheim” can be interpreted in this document in its strict sense of uncle (but it is often used in an extended sense), she was the sister of Egon von Geroldseck.  [--- [von Geroldseck] .  The 1337 charter, under which [her children] Rudolf von Ochsenstein and Mena made commitments to “ihrem Oheim dem Herrn Egen von Geroltseck[788], suggests their mother’s relationship with the Geroldseck family.  If “Oheim” can be interpreted in this document in its strict sense of uncle (but it is often used in an extended sense), she was the sister of Egon von Geroldseck.  m --- von Ochsenstein, son of [OTTO [IV] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Lichtenberg].]  Two children: 

(a)       RUDOLF von Ochsenstein (-after 1353).  Archdeacon and Chor-bishop of Strasbourg.  “Landgraf Ulrich im Elsasse mit der Einwilligung seines Sohnes Johannes” granted “sein Dorf Burne (Niederbronn) bei Reichshofen...” to “Menen und Rudolfen von Ochsenstein, sowie Johannes und Otto V [=Otto [VI]] Herren zu Ochsenstein” by charter dated 8 Jan 1330[789].  Emperor Ludwig III granted property previously held by “ihrem Vetter Rudolf von Ochsenstein Chorherrn zu Strasburg und ihrer Base Jungfrau Mene” to “den Brüdern Johannes und Otto V” by charter dated 1333[790].  Rudolf von Ochsenstein and Mena made commitments to “ihrem Oheim dem Herrn Egen von Geroltseck” by charter dated 1337[791].  Rudolf “der Bruder jener Mena...der Stiftskellner (Cellerarius) zu Strasbourg”, with “unseren Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V [=Otto [VI]]”, sold property to Strasbourg by charter dated Jul 1337[792]Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[793].  Karl IV King of Germany granted property to “Rudolf von Ochsenstein” for service by charter dated 1348[794].  “Ottemann V und sein Vetter Rudolf I” agreed an alliance with “Hanemann II, Ludemann III und Symunt, Dynasten von Lichtenberg” by charter dated 1353[795]

(b)       MENA von Ochsenstein (-after 29 Jan 1349).  “Landgraf Ulrich im Elsasse mit der Einwilligung seines Sohnes Johannes” granted “sein Dorf Burne (Niederbronn) bei Reichshofen...” to “Menen und Rudolfen von Ochsenstein, sowie Johannes und Otto V [=Otto [VI]] Herren zu Ochsenstein” by charter dated 8 Jan 1330[796].  Emperor Ludwig III granted property previously held by “ihrem Vetter Rudolf von Ochsenstein Chorherrn zu Strasburg und ihrer Base Jungfrau Mene” to “den Brüdern Johannes und Otto V” by charter dated 1333[797].  Rudolf von Ochsenstein and Mena made commitments to “ihrem Oheim dem Herrn Egen von Geroltseck” by charter dated 1337[798].  “Die Jungfrau Mena” granted property “unter der Bürgschaft ihres Bruders, des Straßburger Canonicus und Kellners Rudolf” to “Henselin von Dimaringen” by charter dated 29 Jan 1349[799]

iv)       AGNES von Ochsenstein (-[after 25 Jul 1313])).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage in 1291 without citing the source on which the information is based[800].  If that date is correct, the chronology suggests that she and her husband could have been children at the time, their actual marriage taking place at a later date.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: Marggrafe Rudolf der elter von Baden...minem vettern marggrave Frideriche” transferred property to Strasbourg in the names of “herre bischof Johannes von Strazburg...her Ulrich der lantgrave [...von Elsas, her Walther von Geroltzecke sin swager] und her Jofrid von Liningen der lantvogt von Elsaz und her Otte ein herre von Ohsenstein...sin schwager”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1313[801].  The reference to “sin schwager” suggests that Jofried’s wife was still alive at that date.  m ([contract 1291]) as his first wife, JOFRIED [I] Graf von Leiningen-Hardenburg, son of FRIEDRICH [V] Graf von Leiningen-Dagsburg & his third wife Jeanne d’Aspremont (-1344). 

b)         ADELHEID von Ochsenstein (-17 May 1314, bur Lichtenthal)The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "relictam comitis de Strasberg, sororem Ottonis de Ohsenstein, consobrinam regis [Alberti]" married "Rudolfo marchioni…de Baden"[802].  Rudolf I King of Germany granted "castrum Mulenberg" to "Rudolfus Marchio de Baden junior, nobili femine Adelheydi sue uxori…sororis nostre de Ohsenstein filie" by charter dated 1287, witnessed by "Hesso Marchio de Baden, Eberh. de Catzenellenboge comes"[803].  "Rudolf…der alte Marggrave von Baden" donated property to Kloster Lichtenthal, naming "Guten unser…frowen und unser swiger frowen Adelheit von Ohsenstein…Frideriches und Rudolfes unsers bruders sünen der Marggrave von Baden", by charter dated 1306[804]"Adelheidis dicta de Ochsenstein...marchionissa senior de Baden" donated "curiam...in Willre" to “claustro dominarum de Lucida Valle”, with the consent of [her son-in-law] “Rudolphi...marchionis senioris de Baden filiastri nostri” at the request of “dominæ Adelhaidis socrus nostræ predictæ”, by charter dated 1311[805]m firstly BERTHOLD [II] Graf von Strassberg, son of BERTHOLD [I] de Neuchâtel Herr von Strassberg & his wife --- (-[1285]).  m secondly RUDOLF II Markgraf von Baden, son of RUDOLF I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein (-15 Jul 1291, bur Lichtenthal)

c)         KATHERINA von Ochsenstein (-after 1313).  "Emecho comes de Liningen, Catharina uxor sua, Otto comes de Nassauwe, Agnes uxor sua, Johannes comes de Spanheim, Alheidis uxor sua, Henricus dominus de Blanckenberg et Cunigundis uxor sua, sororii et sorores mei Emechonis comitis" confirmed the sale of property "in villa Liestorff" to Kloster Wadegoz made by "felicis recordationis dominus Emecho quondam comes de Liningen" by charter dated Jan 1288[806].  Rudolf I King of Germany pledged “castrum Wer” to "domine Katarine de Ossinsten relicte quondam Emichonis de Liningen consanguinee nostre" as dowry for "Johannem comitem de Sponheim suum maritum" by charter dated 3 Jun 1290[807]m firstly EMICH [V] Graf von Leiningen, of EMICH [IV] Graf von Leiningen in Landeck am Pfalz & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-1289).  m secondly ([3 Jun 1290]) JOHANN [II] Graf von Sponheim-Starkenberg, son of --- (-1324). 

 

 

OTTO [V] von Ochsenstein, son of OTTO [IV] Herr von Ochsenstein & his wife Kunigunde von Lichtenberg (-19 Oct 1327, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau)Herr von OchsensteinKunigunde, with the consent of her sons “Heinrich (des straßburger Sängers) und Otto”, sold property by charter dated 1301[808]Marggrafe Rudolf der elter von Baden...minem vettern marggrave Frideriche” transferred property to Strasbourg in the names of “herre bischof Johannes von Strazburg...her Ulrich der lantgrave [...von Elsas, her Walther von Geroltzecke sin swager] und her Jofrid von Liningen der lantvogt von Elsaz und her Otte ein herre von Ohsenstein...sin schwager”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1313[809].  [Friedrich King of Germany enlisted the support of “advocatos nostros per Alsaciam” against “Heinricum marchionem de Hachburg” for the release of “Egelolfi de Lantsperg”, confirmed by “Ulrico comiti Phirretarum et Ottoni de Ohsenstein advocatis nostris provincialibus”, by charter dated 1212[810].  This charter raises serious concerns as no Ulric Comte de Ferrette is known at that date.  Could it be spurious or seriously misdated?  For examples, “Friedrich King of Germany” could refer to Friedrich I Duke of Austria who was elected as anti-king in 1315 (see the following charter).]  Friedrich III King of Germany [Friedrich I Duke of Austria] notified Ottoni de Ocksenstein avunculo suo advocato Alsatie provinciali eiusque vicariis et subditis” of his protection over Kloster Alspach by charter dated 31 Mar 1315 (O.S.?)[811].  Otto von Ochsenstein “in Verbindung mit seinen Söhnen, den Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V”, after the death of his wife, claimed money from his brother-in-law Ulric Comte de Ferrette relating to his wife’s dowry[812].  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “XIV Kal Nov” 1327 of “dominus Otto de Ochsenstein[813]

m (before 24 Nov 1299) HERZELAUDE de Ferrette, daughter of THIEBAUD [I] Comte de Ferrette [Pfirt] & his first wife Katharina von Klingen (-3 Apr 1317, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau).  The Chronicle of Matthias Nueweburgensis records that "Theobaldum comitem Ferretarum…filiam" married "Ottoni de Ohsenstein"[814]Grave Ulrich von Phürt” renounced “uff den zehenden zu Sulze” in favour of Strasbourg church, in memory of “unser mutter...under bruder Diebaldes und Johanses”, with the consent of “unser schwester...Hertzelanden von Ochsenstein und Sophien von Wirtemberg...Otto unser schwager von Ochsenstein”, by charter dated 1 Apr 1312 (O.S.?)[815].  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “III Non Apr” 1317 of “domina Hertzlanda uxor domini Ottonis de Ochsenstein, filia Theobaldi comitis de Pfirdt[816]

Otto [V] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JOHANN von Ochsenstein (-[1345/47]).  Otto von Ochsenstein “in Verbindung mit seinen Söhnen, den Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V”, after the death of his wife, claimed money from his brother-in-law Ulric Comte de Ferrette relating to his wife’s dowry[817].  Canon at Strasbourg: a meeting of canons at Strasbourg 2 May 1318 records the ordination of ...primus Johannes de Ohsenstein filius domini Ottonis...[818]Herr von OchsensteinRudolf Chor-bishop of Strasbourg and “Junkern Johannes und Ottemann zu Ochsenstein” confirmed a transaction of “Johann Wolf von Siegolzheim...” by charter dated 1329[819].  Emperor Ludwig III granted property previously held by “ihrem Vetter Rudolf von Ochsenstein Chorherrn zu Strasburg und ihrer Base Jungfrau Mene” to “den Brüdern Johannes und Otto V” by charter dated 1333[820].  “Der Ritter Johannes genannt Hülle” exchanged property with “den Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V [=Otto [VI]]” by charter dated 20 Feb 1345[821].  Johann presumably died before 1347, the date of the charter cited below which records an alliance including his brother Otto. 

2.         OTTO [VI] “Ottemann” von Ochsenstein (-[Sep 1376/24 Dec 1377])Otto von Ochsenstein “in Verbindung mit seinen Söhnen, den Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V”, after the death of his wife, claimed money from his brother-in-law Ulric Comte de Ferrette relating to his wife’s dowry[822]Herr von OchsensteinRudolf Chor-bishop of Strasbourg and “Junkern Johannes und Ottemann zu Ochsenstein” confirmed a transaction of “Johann Wolf von Siegolzheim...” by charter dated 1329[823].  Emperor Ludwig III granted property previously held by “ihrem Vetter Rudolf von Ochsenstein Chorherrn zu Strasburg und ihrer Base Jungfrau Mene” to “den Brüdern Johannes und Otto V” by charter dated 1333[824].  “Der Ritter Johannes genannt Hülle” exchanged property with “den Junkern Johannes und Ottemann V [=Otto [VI]]” by charter dated 20 Feb 1345[825]Die Grafen Symon I von Zweybrücken-Bitsch und Walram zu Zweybrücken, die Dynasten Hanemann II, Ludemann III, Johannes der Decant und Symont zu Lichtenberg, Friedrich Domprobst zu Worms, Graf Emich V von Leiningen, Adelheid von Lichtenberg die Junge von Salm, Theobald Herr zu Blankenberg, Rudolf und Ottemann V Dynasten zu Ochsenstein, Volmar Graf zu Lützelstein, Hug und Friederich Gebrüder, Johannes Burkart und Ulrich, sämmtlich Herren von Vinstingen” agreed a four-year alliance by charter dated end-1347[826].  Ottemann V und sein Vetter Rudolf I” agreed an alliance with “Hanemann II, Ludemann III und Symunt, Dynasten von Lichtenberg” by charter dated 1353[827].  Otto von Ochsenstein “und seine drei Söhne, Ottemann, Johannes und Rudolf” agreed an alliance with “Reimbolt Herrn von Ettendorf” by charter dated 1362[828].  Otto [VI] von Ochsenstein acknowledged having damaged “die Burg Landeck” in his war against the Grafen von Zweibrücken-Bitsch by charter dated Sep 1376[829].  He must have died before 24 Dec 1377 when two of his sons are named in the charter quoted below.  m firstly ELISABETH von Hessen, daughter of JOHANN Herr von Niederhessen & his wife Adelheid von Braunschweig (-1339).  "Otto…Lantgraue und Herre Hessin Landes und Alheit unst…Husfrauwe" granted Marpurg, held by "unse Herre und vater Lantgraue Heynrich", to "unsrm Herrin und Bulen Byschoue Ludewigen von Monster", on condition of granting revenue to "unsir sustir Agnesia von Nurrnberg…unsirs Brudirs Johannis dochter Elsebetis…unsme swager Grevin Otten von Orlaminde und Catherine siner…Husfrauwen, unser suster", by charter dated 2 Oct 1311[830]m secondly ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Otto’s second wife had not been identified.  The Jun 1380 charter, under which “die Grafen Eberhart und Ulrich von Württemberg Vater und Sohn” promised payments to [her son] “ihren Oheim dem Dechanten Johannes [von Ochsenstein][831], suggests a connection between the Württemberg and Ochsenstein families which may have been through Johann’s mother.  Otto [VI] & his second wife had six children: 

a)         OTTO [VII] “Ottemann” von Ochsenstein (-after 24 Dec 1401).  Otto von Ochsenstein “und seine drei Söhne, Ottemann, Johannes und Rudolf” agreed an alliance with “Reimbolt Herrn von Ettendorf” by charter dated 1362[832]Herr von OchsensteinPfalzgräfin Adelheid von Tübingen” renounced succession rights from her parents in favour of “ihre weltlichen Brüder Ottemann VI und Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” by charter dated Nov 1378[833].  “Herr Ottemann VI...durch unser liebe frowen willen” donated “ein Haus in der äußeren Stadt zum Eigenthume” to Richtshofen by charter dated 1386[834].  Ruprecht King of Germany granted properties to Otto [VII] von Ochsenstein by charter dated 24 Dec 1401[835]m --- (-after 1386).  She is referred to, but not named, in her husband’s 1386 charter cited above.  Otto [VII] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ANNA von Ochsenstein ).  She and her husband sold their rights in Ochsenstein properties to her father by charter dated 6 Dec 1371[836]m (1367) as his second wife, HEINRICH von Geroldseck gen. von Tübingen, son of WALTER von Geroldseck “von Tübingen” & his wife --- (-after 6 Dec 1371). 

b)         JOHANN von Ochsenstein (-after 1384).  Otto von Ochsenstein “und seine drei Söhne, Ottemann, Johannes und Rudolf” agreed an alliance with “Reimbolt Herrn von Ettendorf” by charter dated 1362[837].  Deacon at Strasbourg.  Wenzel King of Germany granted property “in dem Dorfe Gertringen...mit dem Walde...Heynbuche” to “die Edeln Hans (den Dechanten) und Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” by charter dated 24 Dec 1377[838].  “Die Grafen Eberhart und Ulrich von Württemberg Vater und Sohn” promised payments to “ihren Oheim dem Dechanten Johannes [von Ochsenstein]” by charter dated Jun 1380[839].  Provost at Strasbourg.  “Gunther Grave zu Swartzpurg”, as an imperial judge at Frankfurt, issued a charter dated 1384 to “Herren Iohansen von Ohssenstein Dumprobst zu Strasburg” confirming a 1373 judgment in favour of “Herrn Johan von Ohsenstein Dumdechant zu Strasburg, Otman und Rudolff sein brudere” against “Herren Henrich Lantgraven zu Hessen[840]

c)         RUDOLF von Ochsenstein (-Mar 1400).  Otto von Ochsenstein “und seine drei Söhne, Ottemann, Johannes und Rudolf” agreed an alliance with “Reimbolt Herrn von Ettendorf” by charter dated 1362[841]Herr von Ochsenstein

-        see below

d)         IMAGINA von Ochsenstein .  “Imagina von Ochsenstein (1368), Margareta von Ochsenstein (1369)” were “Chorfrauen” at Strasbourg St. Stephan[842]

e)         MARGARETA von Ochsenstein .  “Imagina von Ochsenstein (1368), Margareta von Ochsenstein (1369)” were “Chorfrauen” at Strasbourg St. Stephan[843]

f)          ADELHEID von Ochsenstein (-[1378/Sep 1386]).  Lehmann records her parentage and marriage in 1369 without citing any source on which he bases the information[844].  “Pfalzgräfin Adelheid von Tübingen” renounced succession rights from her parents in favour of “ihre weltlichen Brüder Ottemann VI und Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” by charter dated Nov 1378[845].  “Ihren Oheimen Ottemann VI und Rudolf II [von Ochsenstein]” donated property to “Elsbeth Gräfin von Tüwingen genannt Schärerin...in einem Kloster zu Pforzheim” by charter dated early Oct 1386[846]m (1369) RUDOLF Pfalzgraf von Tübingen, son of ---. 

3.         HERZLAUDE von Ochsenstein (-1 Mar 1329, bur Abtei Neuburg bei Hagenau).  An epitaph at Neuburg records the death “Kal Mar” 1329 of “Hertzlanda filia domini Ottonis de Ochsenstein[847]

 

 

RUDOLF von Ochsenstein, son of OTTO [VI] Herr von Ochsenstein & his second wife --- (-Mar 1400).  Otto von Ochsenstein “und seine drei Söhne, Ottemann, Johannes und Rudolf” agreed an alliance with “Reimbolt Herrn von Ettendorf” by charter dated 1362[848]Herr von OchsensteinWenzel King of Germany granted property “in dem Dorfe Gertringen...mit dem Walde...Heynbuche” to “die Edeln Hans (den Dechanten) und Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” by charter dated 24 Dec 1377[849].  “Pfalzgräfin Adelheid von Tübingen” renounced succession rights from her parents in favour of “ihre weltlichen Brüder Ottemann VI und Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” by charter dated Nov 1378[850].  “Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in their castles “Maursmünster, den beiden Geroltsecken, Steinfal und Barre” to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[851]

m (before 5 Sep 1379) KUNIGUNDE von Geroldseck, daughter of FRIEDRICH Herr von Geroldseck & his wife Walpurga von Lützelstein (-after 21 Dec 1402).  Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in their castles “Maursmünster, den beiden Geroltsecken, Steinfal und Barre” to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[852]

Rudolf & his wife had six children: 

1.         FRIEDRICH von Ochsenstein (-1411).  Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in certain castles to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[853]Herr von Ochsensteinm ELISABETH von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, daughter of ---. 

2.         JOHANN von Ochsenstein (-1456).  Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in certain castles to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[854].  Canon at Strasbourg.  Provost at Strasbourg. 

3.         CRISPIAN von Ochsenstein (-[1412]).  “Die edle Frau Walpurg von Lützelstein, Wittwe Friedrichs von Geroltseck, ihr Eidam Rudolf II von Ochsenstein” granted rights in certain castles to Ruprecht II Elector Palatine, with the consent of “dessen Gattin Kunigunde und drei Söhnchen, Friedrich, Johannes und Crispian”, by charter dated 10 Jun 1394[855].  Canon at Strasbourg. 

4.         VOLMAR von Ochsenstein (-after 1425)Herr von Ochsenstein.  Volmar is last named in a charter dated 1425 which records an alliance with Pfalzgraf Stefan[856]m (contract 24 May 1421) ADELHEID von Geroldseck, daughter of WALTER Herr von Geroldseck & his wife Elisabeth von Lichtenberg (-1454).  Her marriage contract is dated 24 May 1421[857].  Volmar & his wife had two children: 

a)         GEORG von Ochsenstein (-after 3 Mar 1485).  Herr von Ochsenstein.  Pfalzgraf Stefan agreed peace with Jörg und Diebolt Herren zu der Hoheneroldtzecke Gebrudere” and with “Jörge Herre zu Ochsenstein” by charter dated 1442[858].  His testament, dated 3 Mar 1485, appointed his nephew Heinrich [II] Graf Zweibrücken-Bitsch as his heir[859]

b)         KUNIGUNDE von Ochsenstein m (1440) HEINRICH [I] von Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch, son of SIMON [V] Graf von Zweibrücken-Bitsch & his wife Hildegarde von Lichtenberg (-before 1453). 

5.         AGNES von Ochsenstein .  Her first marriage contract is dated Oct 1402[860]m firstly (Oct 1402) EBERHARD von Ramberg, son of ---.  m secondly HEINRICH Bayer von Boppard, son of ---. 

6.         CLARA von Ochsenstein .  Her marriage contract is dated 1425[861]m (1425) ULRICH von Rathsamhausen zum Stein, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  HERREN von RAPPOLTSTEIN (RIBEAUPIERRE)

 

 

The medieval Herrschaft of Rappoltstein (Ribeaupierre in French) was centred on the town of Rappoltsweiler (Ribeauvillé), which straddles the river Strengbach in Alsace and is located in the present-day French département Haut-Rhin, arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé, canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.  In medieval times, Rappoltstein was located in the county of Egisheim.  Its main castles were Saint-Ulrich, Girsberg and Haut-Ribeaupierre.  Heinrich IV King of Germany granted predium...Rapoldestein hereditario iure ex parte patris nostri...in pago Alsacie in comitatu Heinrici” to the bishopric of Basel by charter dated 21 Mar 1084[862].  This document does not indicate how long Rappoltstein had been an imperial fief.  Emperor Friedrich I regranted castro Rappoltstein” to the bishopric, referring back to the previous grant, by charter dated [1162][863].  The document does not explain the reasons for the regrant but, as noted below, the timing could coincide with the extinction of the first family of Herren von Rappoltstein, an event which may have been considered as justifying a restatement of the position.  As is shown below, surviving primary sources show Rappoltstein held by a second seigneurial family from the early 13th century.  Surviving primary sources are insufficient to when, how and why this second grant was made, although the continuing involvement of the bishop of Basel in later documents suggests that Rappoltstein remained an episcopal fief during that period.  Primary sources relating to the family were collated in the late 19th century by Karl Albrecht and published as the Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch.  Despite this rich collection of documents, many gaps in the reconstruction of the family are apparent, particularly from the mid-11th to mid-12th centuries and from the mid-12th century to 1219.  Until the 14th century, most of the charters show the family’s strong connection with other Germanic nobility in Swabia (notably Geroldseck and Werde) and what is now German-speaking Switzerland.  From the mid-14th century onwards, the dukes of Lorraine to the west granted fiefs to the Rappoltstein family, with a shift of emphasis towards more charters in French and more references to “Ribeaupierre” rather than “Rappoltstein”.  Throughout the 13th-15th centuries, charters show strong family support for the Habsburgs who seem, in particular, to have been forgiving of the excesses committed by Anselm Herr von Rappoltstein on his neighbours in the late 13th/early 14th centuries, while Adolf von Nassau (king of Germany 1291-1298) was much less tolerant of Anselm’s bellicose activities. 

 

 

1.         --- von Rappoltstein (-before 1022).  m BILITRUD, daughter of --- (-after May 1022).  The Annales Einsidlenses maiores record that “domina Bilidruth mater domini Reginboldi de Rapolstein” donated “prædium Obern Basla” to Einsiedeln in May 1022[864].  One child: 

a)         REGINBOLD [I] von Rappoltstein (-after 1038).  Herr von Rappolstein: he is named as such in the May 1022 reference quoted above.  The Chronicle of Moyenmoutier records in 1038 that “Gerardus comes Ekenisheim castri...frater...episcopi Brunonis” was killed in battle by “Regnibaldum de castello...Petra[865].  No other reference to Reginbold [I] has been found.  His name indicates a close relationship with the following family group, but as noted above the approximately 100 year gap in surviving records means that the connection cannot be proved. 

 

 

1.         --- von Rappoltsteinm ADELHEID, daughter of --- (-before [3 Jun 1156], bur Beinweil).  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil (“iure hereditatis in villa...Nugerol...ecclesie de Beinwilare”) by charter dated to [1146], which records that after their mother died (and was buried in the church) donations were made "in manum comitis Oudeardi, præfati monasterii advocati", in the presence of "comes Fridericus de Firreto, comes Rudolphus de Homberg…"[866].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156] and suggests that Adelheid may have been the sister or daughter of one of the four founders of Beinweil who are named in the following document[867]: Pope Eugene III confirmed the possessions of Beinweil, founded by "nobilium virorum Nokeri, Oudelhardi, Burchardi, Oudalrici", by bull dated 23 Jul 1147[868].  This suggestion would explain Adelheid’s personal involvement in the donation.  However, identification of the four named individuals is uncertain: “Oudelhardi” could have been Udelhard Graf von Sogren (see the document SWABIA, GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND), but the names Ulrich (“Oudalrici”) and Burchard (“Burchardi”) were used too frequently among Swabian nobility to identify them with any confidence, while no person named Notger (“Nokeri”) has yet been found in other Swabian sources.  Two children: 

a)         ADALBERT von Rappoltstein (-after [1156]).  [Herr] von Rappolstein: no source has been found which accords Adalbert the seigneurial title.  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146], which records that after their mother died donations were made "in manum comitis Oudeardi, præfati monasterii advocati", in the presence of "comes Fridericus de Firreto, comes Rudolphus de Homberg…"[869].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][870]m ---.  The name of Adalbert’s wife is not known.  Adalbert & his wife had four children: 

i)          REGINBOLD [II] von Rappoltstein .  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146][871].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][872]

ii)         BERTHOLF von Rappoltstein .  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146][873].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][874]

iii)        REINHARD von Rappoltstein .  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146][875].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][876]

iv)       EMMA von Rappoltstein .  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146][877].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][878].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch suggests that Emma married Egenolf von Urslingen, ancestor of the later Herren von Rappolstein[879].  This point is discussed further below. 

b)         REINHARD von Rappoltstein (-17 Feb [1157/58?]).  Provost at Strasbourg Sainte-Marie.  "Adelbertus…de Rapolstein et filii sui Rheinboldus, Bertolfus, Reinardus et filia sua Emma, germanusque eius…Reinardus Argentinensis ecclesiæ Sanctæ Mariæ præpositus et Mater eorum Adelheid" donated the village of Nuglar to the abbey of Beinweil by charter dated to [1146][880].  The Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch dates this charter to [3 Jun 1156][881]Karl Albrecht suggests that Reinhard died in 1157, noting that (unspecified) necrologies record his death 17 Feb[882]

 

 

Karl Albrecht indicates that the first Rappoltstein family became extinct in the male line with the death of Reinhard Provost of Strasbourg and names Egenolf von Urslingen as ancestor of the later Herren von Rappoltstein, assuming that the three sons of Adalbert [Herr] von Rappoltstein, named above, died before succeeding their father[883].  As noted in the Introduction to the present chapter, the following document appears consistent with the extinction of the earlier family and may have been deemed necessary in the absence of any obvious successor: Emperor Friedrich I regranted castro Rappoltstein” to the bishopric of Basel, referring back to the previous grant [see the Introduction], by charter dated [1162][884].  However, Albrecht, in his summary of the history of the Urslingen family, highlights the absence of surviving primary sources which connect Rappoltstein with Egenolf[885].  He reproduces numerous charters witnessed by Egenolf von Urslingen, dated between 1162 and 1188, and by Egenolf’s son Ulrich, dated between 5 Oct 1186 and 15 Aug 1193, none of which names Rappoltstein[886].   Egenolf was active in Alsace, as shown by the Annales Argentinenses which record in 1178 a battle “in Lagelnheim iuxta Columbariam” between “Cunone de Horburg et Egelolfo de Urselingen[887].  Bronner also highlights the similarity between the arms of Urslingen and Rappoltstein[888].  Albrecht suggests that Emma, daughter of Adalbert von Rappoltstein (see above), may have married Egenolf[889].  However, if that is correct, the absence of any charter references to Rappoltstein during the second half of the 12th century is even more surprising.  In addition, the names Reginbold and Reinhard, used in the first Rappoltstein family, have not been found among the known descendants of the second family.  Albrecht does cite a later source from Kloster Päris which names “Egenolf von Urslingen alias Rapoltstein[890] and a necrology which names “Ulricus de Rappoltstein, Guta uxor, Egelolfus et Anselmus filii[891].  The late 15th century Chronicle of Peter von Andlau goes one step further, naming “her Egenolffus von Rapstein der Vater Ulrich sein son und Gute sein weib und des Ulrich Kinder Egenolfus und Anshelm[892].  It is difficult to know what weight to attach to these later documents.  In conclusion, the absence of contemporary references to Rappoltstein during the later 12th century suggests the possibility that the Herrschaft was granted to the family shown below in the early 13th century and that they were unrelated to the earlier family. 

 

Two siblings, parents not identified.  Their possible relationship with the Urslingen family is discussed above.  It should be noted that the brothers Anselm and Egenolf, named as “nepotibus” of the older Anselm in the 1219 charter quoted above, could have been sons of the latter’s brother or sister (assuming always that the term was employed in its strict sense of “nephew”):

1.         ANSELM (-1219 or after)Advocate of Strasbourg: Henri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would reverrt to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[893].  His precise family relationship with the Hundsfeld family has not been ascertained. 

2.         [ULRICH [I] von Rappoltstein .  As noted above, a later necrology, of uncertain reliability, names “Ulricus de Rappoltstein, Guta uxor, Egelolfus et Anselmus filii[894].  While this couple’s sons are named as “nepotibus” of Anselm in the 1219 charter quoted below, the family relationship could have been through their father or their mother.]  m [GUTA, daughter of ---.  The later necrology names “Ulricus de Rappoltstein, Guta uxor, Egelolfus et Anselmus filii[895].]  [Ulrich [I]] & his wife had two children (their order of birth is uncertain as different sources name them in different orders, as shown below): 

a)         ANSELM von Rappolstein (-after 1 May 1227).  A later necrology names “Ulricus de Rappoltstein, Guta uxor, Egelolfus et Anselmus filii[896]Herr von Rappoltstein.  Henri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would revert to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[897].  “Anselmus dominus de Rabapierre...et frater meus Enguelos” acknowledged having transferred “les wardeins de Saucis” to Thibaut I Duke of Lorraine by charter dated 19 May 1219[898].  A charter dated Oct 1219 records the settlement of a dispute between the chapter of Strasbourg and “Egilolphum et Anselmum fratres de Raboltestein milites” concerning possessions “in Sigoltesheim[899].  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed that “Waltherum et Conradum de Horburg et Anshelmum et Ulricum filium fratris eiusdem de Rappoltstein” had bought rights “in castro Keisersperg” by charter dated 1 May 1227[900].  Any family relationship between the Horburg and Rappoltstein families has not been ascertained. 

b)         EGENOLF von Rappoltstein (-[Oct 1219/1 May 1227]).  A later necrology names “Ulricus de Rappoltstein, Guta uxor, Egelolfus et Anselmus filii[901]Herr von Rappoltstein.  Henri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would reverrt to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[902].  “Anselmus dominus de Rabapierre...et frater meus Enguelos” acknowledged having transferred “les wardeins de Saucis” to Thibaut I Duke of Lorraine by charter dated 19 May 1219[903].  A charter dated Oct 1219 records the settlement of a dispute between the chapter of Strasbourg and “Egilolphum et Anselmum fratres de Raboltestein milites” concerning possessions “in Sigoltesheim[904].  Egenolf presumably died before 1 May 1227, the date of the charter quoted below which names his son.  m ---.  The name of Egenolf’s wife is not known.  Egenolf & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          ULRICH [II] von Rappoltstein (-[16 Aug 1259/10 Oct 1262]).  Heinrich VII King of Germany confirmed that “Waltherum et Conradum de Horburg et Anshelmum et Ulricum filium fratris eiusdem de Rappoltstein” had bought rights “in castro Keisersperg” by charter dated 1 May 1227[905].  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolzstein” settled a dispute concerning “alodium...Rimeimont” by charter dated 1241[906].  “Horris sires de Rabapierre” made peace with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, committing “Renault conte de Caistres seignor de Biches et...Lowy seignor de Liestemberch...Conon seignor de Fenestrenges...Brunke son frere” to agree, by charter dated Aug 1247[907].  “Dominus --- de Raboltesteine” made commitments on behalf of himself and “filiis nostris et Heinrico filio fratris nostri” by charter dated 1249[908].  “Ulricus et Heinricus...de Rapoltzsten” decided a dispute between Kloster Päris and “communitatem villanorum de Tegenheim” by charter dated 29 Aug 1255[909].  “Hesso...dominus de Usinberc” confirmed a donation to Wonnenthal convent made by “patruo meo Rudolfo bone memorie domino de Usinberc”, with the consent of “...Cunradi avunculi mei comitis de Friburc [Ulrici] consanguinei mei domini de Rapoldesteine tutorum...meorum”, by charter dated 16 Aug 1259[910].  Ulrich was recorded as deceased in the 11 Nov 1267 charter, quoted below, which refers to his unnamed wife.  He must have died before 10 Oct 1262, the date of the charter quoted below in which Ulrich [III] von Rappoltstein named “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”.  The separate existence of Ulrich [III] is confirmed by the charter dated 1 May 1269 under which Grave Sigebreth von Werde der lantgraue von Elsaze” granted property “ze Kungesberc...” to “Ulriche von Rapoltstein unserme svehere[911].  This last document confirms (1) that Sigebert had married Ulrich’s daughter [named elsewhere as Bertha] and (2) that her father Ulrich was still alive 1 May 1269 and therefore must have been Ulrich [III] and not Ulrich [II].  m --- de Neuchâtel, daughter of RODOLPHE [I] Comte de Neuchâtel & his second wife Richenza --- (-after 11 Nov 1267).  Her parentage is confirmed by the following document: [her mother] “Richenza comitissa Novicastri uxor quondam Rodulfi comitis castri prefati” donated property “in villa de Anes” to Erlach, in the presence of “filia nostra --- domina quondam de Rapolsten...”, by charter dated 11 Nov 1267[912].  As her husband was deceased at the time, he was presumably Ulrich [II] and not Ulrich [III].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  Ulrich [II] & his wife had [two or more] children: 

(1)       two or more sons (-after 1249).  “Dominus --- de Raboltesteine” made commitments on behalf of himself and “filiis nostris et Heinrico filio fratris nostri” by charter dated 1249[913].  The number of these sons has not been ascertained.  If they were born from their father’s known marriage to the daughter of the Comte de Neuchâtel, they must have been children in 1249 as the first wife of their maternal grandfather was being alive in 1225.  Another possibility is that these sons were born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage of their father, in which case one of them could have been the father of Ulrich [IV] (as discussed further below). 

ii)         --- von Rappoltstein (-before 1249).  The existence of this brother of Ulrich [II] is indicated by the 1249 charter quoted below, which suggests that he must have been deceased at the time.  The primary source which confirms his name has not been identified.  m ---.  The name of this person’s wife is not known.  One child: 

(1)       HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 29 Aug 1255).  “Dominus --- de Raboltesteine” made commitments on behalf of himself and “filiis nostris et Heinrico filio fratris nostri” by charter dated 1249[914].  “Ulricus et Heinricus...de Rapoltzsten” decided a dispute between Kloster Päris and “communitatem villanorum de Tegenheim” by charter dated 29 Aug 1255[915].  As discussed further below, one possibility is that Heinrich was the otherwise unidentified father of Ulrich [IV]. 

iii)        [--- von Rappoltstein (-before 1242).  This person could have been the same person as the father of Heinrich von Rappoltstein who is named above.  If that co-identity is correct, Heinrich would have been born from an earlier marriage of his father as Laurette von Bliescastel could not have had an adult son in 1249.  Heinrich and Laurette’s husband would not have been brothers if, as suggested below, Ulrich [IV] was Heinrich’s son.  Herr von Rappoltstein.]  m as her first husband, LAURETTE von Bliescastel, daughter of HEINRICH Graf von Bliescastel & his wife Agnes von Sayn (-Sep 1269).  Her first marriage is suggested by Richer who, in a passage quoted fully in the document LUXEMBOURG, SALM, names Laurette’s husband Heinrich both as “Henrici dicti de Salmis nepotis dicti Friderici" and as "nepote suo domino de Raiposteim"[916]The editor of the Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch indicates that Heinrich could only have been “Herr von Rappoltstein” through his wife, whom he suggests was born “von Rappoltstein”[917].  This suggested family origin is disproved by the 9 Feb 1243 charter quoted below.  The fact of this first marriage is also supported by the charter dated 12 Sep 1274 under which Ourris Sires de Rabbapierre” [presumably Ulrich [III], Laurette’s supposed son, see below] sold “que que j’avoie...en la contei de Castres [Bliescastel] de droit aretaige de part ma mere” to [the husband of Laurette’s older sister] “Renait de Caistres signor de Bites[918].  She married secondly (1242 before 12 Feb) Heinrich [IV] Graf von Salm.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 9 Feb 1243 under which [her mother] "Agnes comitissa de Castris" granted "medietatem castri in Hunolstein" to "genero nostro viro nobili de Salmis Henrico cum Loretha filia mea eiusdem H. uxore"[919].  --- & his wife had one child:

(1)       ULRICH [III] von Rappoltstein ([1235/40]-11 Apr 1283).  His parentage is indicated by the 12 Sep 1274 charter quoted below.  Herr von Rappolstein.  “Ulricus...de Ropolzstein” donated “curam meam...in villa de Egensheim” to Kloster Päris, with the consent of “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1262[920].  “Grave Sigebreth von Werde der lantgraue von Elsaze” granted property “ze Kungesberc...” to “Ulriche von Rapoltstein unserme svehere”, by charter dated 1 May 1269[921].  Rudolf I King of Germany promised a payment to “Ulrico de Rapoldestein ac filio patrui eiusdem, etiam Ulrico nomine” by charter dated 28 Dec 1273[922].  It is assumed that Ulrich [III] was the older of the two individuals named Ulrich in that document.  Ourris Sires de Rabbapierre” [maybe Ulrich [III], see below] sold “que que j’avoie...en la contei de Castres [Bliescastel] de droit aretaige de part ma mere” to “Renait de Caistres signor de Bites” by charter dated 12 Sep 1274[923]Pope Gregory X confirmed the donation [quoted above] of “curiam ville de Egenshem” made to Kloster Päris by “nobilis vir Ulricus de Rapolzstein” with the consent of “Regine uxoris sue”, by bull dated 12 Mar 1275[924].  “Ulricus senior dominus de Rapolzsthen et Burchardus dictus Stammhen advocatus in Ensichsem” confirmed a donation made to Kloster Lützel by “dominus Henricus Waltherus de Sthenbrunne nobilis” by charter dated 20 Sep 1276[925].  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[926].  “Dominus Anshelmus de Ralpstein” relinquished claimed by himself and “pie memorie Ulricus et Hermannus fratres mei” in property in Egisheim, donated by “patruus noster dominus Ulricus senior de Rapolstein” (who was still living), in favour of Kloster Päris by charter dated to [17 Mar/11 Apr] 1283[927].  An epitaph in Colmar records the death “III Id Apr” 1283 of “Ulricus dns de Rappolstein[928]m REGINA, daughter of --- (-after 12 Mar 1275, maybe 1281).  “Ulricus...de Ropolzstein” donated “curam meam...in villa de Egensheim” to Päris, with the consent of “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1262[929].  Pope Gregory X confirmed the donation of “curiam ville de Egenshem” made to Kloster Päris by “nobilis vir Ulricus de Rapolzstein” with the consent of “Regine uxoris sue”, by bull dated 12 Mar 1275[930].  [The Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1281 the death of “...domina de Rapolzstein...[931].  This entry could presumably refer to Regina.]  Ulrich [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JOHANN von Rappoltstein (-after 10 Oct 1262).  “Ulricus...de Ropolzstein” donated “curam meam...in villa de Egensheim” to Päris, with the consent of “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1262[932].  It is assumed that Johann died soon after this charter as no mention of him has been found in later documents. 

(b)       GERTRUD von Rappoltstein (-after 10 Oct 1262)Ulricus...de Ropolzstein” donated “curam meam...in villa de Egensheim” to Päris, with the consent of “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1262[933].  It is likely that Gertrud died soon after this charter as no mention of her has been found in later documents. 

(c)       BERTHA von Rappoltstein (-after 22 Mar 1292)Ulricus...de Ropolzstein” donated “curam meam...in villa de Egensheim” to Päris, with the consent of “domine Regine uxoris mee, Iohannis filii mei, Gertrudis et Berte filiarum mearum”, by charter dated 10 Oct 1262[934].  “Grave Sigebreth von Werde der lantgraue von Elsaze” granted property “ze Kungesberc...” to “Ulriche von Rapoltstein unserme svehere”, by charter dated 1 May 1269[935].  Rudolf I King of Germany settled the dispute between “Anselme von Rapolzstein und sinen bruder und sines bruder sun” and “vro Berchten der grauinnen von Werde und iren kinden” regarding her inheritance by charter dated 22 Mar 1291 (O.S.?)[936]m ([1267/Apr 1269]) as his second wife, HEINRICH SIEGBERT Graf von Werde, son of HEINRICH Graf von Werde & his wife Elisabeth von Montfort ([1236/38]-13 Feb 1278).

 

 

Identifying the father of Ulrich [IV] is uncertain.  Besides the Chronicon Colmariense recording him as “cognatum domini de Blanckinberg” [not otherwise identified][937], two charters provide indications of the family relationships within the Rappoltstein family which at first sight appear irreconcilable if the term “patruus” was used in its strict sense of paternal uncle:

(1) Rudolf I King of Germany promised a payment to “Ulrico de Rapoldestein ac filio patrui eiusdem, etiam Ulrico nomine” by charter dated 28 Dec 1273[938].  This document suggests that the two persons named Ulrich, presumably Ulrich [III] and Ulrich [IV], were first cousins. 

(2) “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[939].  This document indicates that the first named Ulrich (presumably Ulrich [III]) was “patruus” of Ulrich [IV] and his brothers Anselm and Heinrich. 

However, “patruus”, used in an extended sense, could also indicate more remote relationships between persons of different generations (for example the first cousin of an individual’s father) or even between persons of the same generation (first cousins (even second cousins?), assuming that the “patruus” was older than his “nephew”).  If we admit these possibilities, Ulrich’s father could have been, for example, Heinrich von Rappoltstein (named in 1249 and 29 Aug 1255, see above), or even a son of Ulrich [II] born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  Repeated use of the name Heinrich in the following family suggests that the former case may be more likely. 

A relationship between the following family and Heinrich von Dyck is indicated by the following document: “Anshelm von Rapoltstein” agreed peace with Strasbourg, with the support of “her Johannesen den lantgrafen, her Heinrichen von der Dicke sinen œheim, hern Walther von Geroltzecke, hern Otten von Ohsenstein den landvogt, her Burckarten von Horburg, hern Walthern von Richenberg, hern Ulrichen den lantgraven, hern Ulrichen von Ratzenhufen, hern Cunraten von Landesperg und hern Wernehrn sinen sun...”, by charter dated 3 Nov 1292[940]

 

 

[Two brothers:] 

1.         --- von Rappoltstein (-before 28 Dec 1273)Herr von Rappoltstein.  It is assumed that he died before 28 Dec 1273, the date of the charter which names his son Ulrich [IV].  m ([1250/55]) --- von Frohburg, daughter of --- Graf von Frohburg & his wife --- (-after 1279).  Her parentage has not been ascertained.  The chronology suggests that she could have been the daughter of Ludwig [III] Graf von Frohburg. Her marriage date is estimated from the estimated birth date of her grandson Heinrich, son of her eldest son Ulrich [IV].  Nun at Kloster Paradies near Schaffhausen 1279: the Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1279 that “Domina de Rapolzstein, dicta de Froburch” became a nun at “Paradis...prope Schafhusen[941].  The Chronicon Colmariense, after recording that Adolf King of Germany captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, notes that the mother of the latter was “filiam comitis de Froburc” who entered “claustrum Minorum prope Schafhusen” and his father “cognatum domini de Blanckinberg” who died young, adding that the mother had one daughter (“...claustrum sancti Iohannis in Underlinden...in eodem claustro existentem exaudivit”) and five sons of whom “primus dominio male prefuit, secundus vero peius, tertius...Anselmus”, the last named of whom attacked his neighbours with an aggressive army and expelled “fratrem suum Heinricum et filium fratris sui[942].  Six children (the order of birth of Anselm and Hermann is reported differently in different sources, as noted below): 

a)         ULRICH [IV] von Rappoltstein (-[17 Mar/11 Apr] 1283).  Rudolf I King of Germany promised a payment to “Ulrico de Rapoldestein ac filio patrui eiusdem, etiam Ulrico nomine” by charter dated 28 Dec 1273[943].  It is assumed that Ulrich [IV] was the younger of the two individuals named Ulrich in this document.  Herr von Rappoltstein.  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[944].  “Ullerich, Anselmi unnd Hermanni gebrüeder, herrn zue Rapoltstein” acknowledged receiving payments from “abbt Bertholdo” by charter dated 19 May 1279[945].  The Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1279 that “Dominus de Rapolzstein” attacked “castrum Hohennac et Minnewiler” and expelled “cognatis suis” and sent them to Colmar[946].  Rudolf I King of Germany promised payments to “Ulricus, Hermannus et Anselmus fratres de Rapolstein” and imperial protection by charter dated 17 Dec 1280[947].  “Olricus et Anselmus fratres domini de Rapolzstein” acknowledged receiving “advocatiam super curiam Mediani monasterii in Rorswilre” [Rorschweier, belonging to Moyenmoutier] from Ferry III Duke of Lorraine by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[948].  “Ulriche von Raolzstein deme jungen” arbitrated a dispute between Kloster Päris and “It von Eilsenheim her Cunrates witewe von Ellenwilre” by charter dated 17 Mar 1283[949].  “Dominus Anshelmus de Ralpstein” relinquished claimed by himself and “pie memorie Ulricus et Hermannus fratres mei” in property in Egisheim, donated by “patruus noster dominus Ulricus senior de Rapolstein” (who was still living), in favour of Kloster Päris by charter dated to [17 Mar/11 Apr] 1283[950]m ---.  The name of Ulrich’s wife is not known.  Ulrich & his wife had [two or more] children: 

i)          [two or more] children (-after 15 Jul 1285).  Ferry III Duke of Lorraine confirmed an agreement between “Anseilz chevaliers sires de Rabapiere...por lui et pour son frere et pour les anfans de son frere...Ourhi qui fut et pour son oncle mon seignour Ourri” and “mon seignour Aubert chevalier de Parroye” concerning “[le] ban de Fraisce” by charter dated 15 Jul 1285[951]

ii)         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein ([before 1280?]-[9 Feb [1352]/7 Aug 1352]).  Heinrich could have been one of the unnamed children in the 15 Jul 1285 charter quoted above.  He is recorded as a minor in the 3 Dec 1288 charter quoted below, but he was presumably considered adult at the time of the 19 Aug 1298 charter.  “Anselmus miles et Heinricus frater suus dicti de Rapolzstein...necnon filium fratris mei Ulrici bone memorie cuius legitimus tutor existo” disputed payments with Kloster Päris by charter dated 3 Dec 1288[952].  “Richart von Loubegassen” promised payments to “minen herren von Rapolzstein her Anselme und hern Henriche sinem brudere und Henriche irs bruder sun” by charter dated 6 Apr 1289[953].  “Anshelm und Henrich die herren von Rapolzsten und Henrich unsirs bruoder seligen sun hern Ulrichs von Rapolzsten” divided the lands of “die herschaft von Rapolzsten” by charter dated 19 Aug 1298[954].  “Heinrich hern Ulriches seligen sun von Rapoltstein” sold property “uf dem nidern hof ze Langenbogen, der mich min ohein selig her Heinrich von Geroltseke...” to Kloster Thennenbach by charter dated 5 Dec 1300[955].  Herr von Hohenack: “Ancelme seigneur de la Haulte Rapostein ou Ribaupere et Henry son nepueu dit de Honnach” restored “les dismes des vignes sises au lieu dit Lerchenuelt” to Saint-Dié by charter dated 1303[956].  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein, herre ze Hohennach” made commitments to the abbey and city of Münster by charter dated 6 Aug 1303[957].  [Emperor Heinrich VII acknowledged owing payments to “Henrico de Rapostein milite” by charter dated 4 Dec 1312[958].  It is not known to which Heinrich von Rappoltstein this document relates.]  “Herre Heinrich von Ropoltzstein herre ze Hohennag, herren Ulriches seligen svn von Ropeltzstein, und vrowe Elsbete unser...wirtin” donated property to “sante Ketherinen...in der kapelle uf unserre burge ze Landekge” by charter dated 9 Sep 1315[959].  Officials from Basel acknowledged receipt of the donation made to “beate Katherine...in castro ipsorum Landegge, Constanciensis dyocesis” by “dominus Heinricus de Rapolzstein dominus de Hohennag natus felicis recordacionis quondam Ulrici de Rapolzstein et domina Elyzabeth uxor ipsius” by charter dated 14 Jan 1316 (O.S.?)[960].  “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag, hern Ulrichs seligen sun von Rapoltsteine” appointed “unserm...fettern Johannese herren von Rapoltsteine hern Heinrichs seligen sun wilunt herre ze Rapoltsteine” as heir in “Hohenag und Judenburg...die da lehen sint von...grave Ulriche von Pfhyrte” and property “ze Amarswilre daz unserre...frowen fro Elisabeten von Usenberg reht wideme ist” if he died childless by charter dated 27 Oct 1317[961].  Ulrich Comte de Ferrette names “Heinrich von Rapolzstene unsir Ohin, hern Ulriches seligen sun” and his wife “Elizabeth von Usinberg unsirir mumen” in a second charter dated 27 Oct 1317 dealing with the same matter[962].  The precise family relationship between the Ferrette and Rappoltstein families has not been ascertained.  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein herre ze Hohennag, hern --- Ulrichs seligen sun von Rapoltzstein” granted “die zwo burge Hohennag und Judenburg” to “unserme...vettern Johanse von Rapoltzstein hern Heinrichs seligen sun von Rapoltzstein”, with the consent of “unser...herre grave Ulrich von Phirt unser...vettern”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1321[963].  “Hug herr von Usenberg herr zu Kürnberg und zu Kentzingen” granted property to “Johannsen dem meyer von Kürnberg”, with the consent of “seines bruders Fridrichs von Usenberg und...seines schwagers Heinrichs von Rappolzstein herrn zu Hohenack”, by charter dated 23 May 1331[964].  Johann Bishop of Basel confirmed their fiefs to “Henrich und Johannes herren zu Rappoltzsteine” by charter dated 26 Jan 1318 (O.S.?) [corrected to 1338?][965].  “Frater Iohannes abbas Cysterciensis” and Päris abbey promised spiritual remembrance to “domino Heinrico de Rapoltstein et Adelheidi consorti sue de Geroltzegke” by charter dated 1339[966].  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein herre zu Hohennack, nehst vatter mag herr Walthers seligen von Swartzenberg kinde...” made an alliance with Freiburg in Breisgau by charter dated 19 Dec 1343[967].  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein herre zu Hohennag” granted “die guttere: kilchensatz zu Sigoltzhein...” to “unserme...oheime Friderich von Parroie” by charter dated 1 Apr 1350 (O.S.?)[968].  Heinrich’s precise relationship with Friedrich von Parroy has not been ascertained.  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein herre ze Hohennak” granted “Hohennag die burg, Urbeis und Schonerlach...” to “unsern...fettern Johanse von Rapoltzstein herren in der Obern stat, Johanse, Ulriche und Brunen gebrudern von Rapoltzstein des vorgennanten Johanses von Rapoltzstein herren in der Obern stat sunen” by charter dated 30 Jan 1351 (O.S.?)[969].  “Heinrich von Rapoltstein herre ze Hohennagge” relinquished hunting rights “in den Owen” by charter dated 9 Feb 1351 (O.S.?)[970].  Heinrich died before 7 Aug 1352, the date of a document in which Eberlin Schultheiß von Urbeis is named as Herr von Hohenack[971]m firstly ELISABETH von Usenberg, daughter of --- Herr von Usenberg & his wife --- (-6 Apr 1322).  “Herre Heinrich von Ropoltzstein herre ze Hohennag, herren Ulriches seligen svn von Ropeltzstein, und vrowe Elsbete unser...wirtin” donated property to “sante Ketherinen...in der kapelle uf unserre burge ze Landekge” by charter dated 9 Sep 1315[972].  Officials from Basel acknowledged receipt of the donation made to “beate Katherine...in castro ipsorum Landegge, Constanciensis dyocesis” by “dominus Heinricus de Rapolzstein dominus de Hohennag natus felicis recordacionis quondam Ulrici de Rapolzstein et domina Elyzabeth uxor ipsius” by charter dated 14 Jan 1316 (O.S.?)[973].  “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag, hern Ulrichs seligen sun von Rapoltsteine” appointed “unserm...fettern Johannese herren von Rapoltsteine hern Heinrichs seligen sun wilunt herre ze Rapoltsteine” as heir in “Hohenag und Judenburg...die da lehen sint von...grave Ulriche von Pfhyrte” and property “ze Amarswilre daz unserre...frowen fro Elisabeten von Usenberg reht wideme ist” if he died childless by charter dated 27 Oct 1317[974].  A manuscript records the death “VIII Id Apr” 1322 of “frow Elisabeth von Yßenburg herren Heinrichs von Rappolstein gemahl[975].  “Hug herr von Usenberg herr zu Kürnberg und zu Kentzingen” granted property to “Johannsen dem meyer von Kürnberg”, with the consent of “seines bruders Fridrichs von Usenberg und...seines schwagers Heinrichs von Rappolzstein herrn zu Hohenack”, by charter dated 23 May 1331[976]m secondly (before 1339) ADELHEID von Geroldseck, daughter of [EGON Herr von Geroldseck & his wife ---] (-after 30 Oct 1341).  “Frater Iohannes abbas Cysterciensis” and Päris abbey promised spiritual remembrance to “domino Heinrico de Rapoltstein et Adelheidi consorti sue de Geroltzegke” by charter dated 1339[977].  “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag und fro Adelheid von Gerolzecke an dem Wasichen” donated harvest revenue to Wonnenthal by charter dated 30 Oct 1341[978]m thirdly as her first husband, SUSANNA von Staufenberg, daughter of ---.  She married secondly (before 11 Mar 1354) Konrad Snewelin.  “Suse von Stoffenberg, du wilont hern Heinriches seligen von Rapolstein...frowe was und nu hern Cunrat Snewelins...frowe” confirmed a donation made by her first husband to Wonnenthal, for the souls of his three named wives, by charter dated 11 Mar 1354 (O.S.?)[979]

b)         ANSELM von Rappoltstein (-[15 Jan] 1311).  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[980]Herr von Rappoltstein.  “Ullerich, Anselmi unnd Hermanni gebrüeder, herrn zue Rapoltstein” acknowledged receiving payments from “abbt Bertholdo” by charter dated 19 May 1279[981]

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c)         HERMANN von Rappoltstein (-[17 Dec 1280/17 Aug 1282]).  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[982]Herr von Rappoltstein.  “Ullerich, Anselmi unnd Hermanni gebrüeder, herrn zue Rapoltstein” acknowledged receiving payments from “abbt Bertholdo” by charter dated 19 May 1279[983].  Rudolf I King of Germany promised payments to “Ulricus, Hermannus et Anselmus fratres de Rapolstein” and imperial protection by charter dated 17 Dec 1280[984].  “Dominus Anshelmus de Ralpstein” relinquished claimed by himself and “pie memorie Ulricus et Hermannus fratres mei” in property in Egisheim, donated by “patruus noster dominus Ulricus senior de Rapolstein”, in favour of Kloster Päris by charter dated to [17 Mar/11 Apr] 1283[985].  Hermann presumably died before 17 Aug 1282, the date of the charter of his brothers Ulrich and Anselm in which he is not named. 

d)         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 19 Feb [1399]).  “Anselmus miles et Heinricus frater suus dicti de Rapolzstein...necnon filium fratris mei Ulrici bone memorie cuius legitimus tutor existo” disputed payments with Kloster Päris by charter dated 3 Dec 1288[986].  “Richart von Loubegassen” promised payments to “minen herren von Rapolzstein her Anselme und hern Henriche sinem brudere und Henriche irs bruder sun” by charter dated 6 Apr 1289[987].  The Chronicon Colmariense records that Adolf King of Germany and his army went “ad Gemer”, captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, divided the Rappolstein properties in three parts between “domino Henrico, altera filio fratris, tertiam ipse in suam traheret potestatem”, dated to 1293, and that the mother of the brothers had five sons of whom “primus dominio male prefuit, secundus vero peius, tertius...Anselmus”, the last named of whom attacked his neighbours with an aggressive army and expelled “fratrem suum Heinricum et filium fratris sui[988].  “Theobaldus comes Ferretarum...et Ulricus natus noster” promised payments to “domino Heinrico de Rappoltstein...nostro consanguineo” by charter dated 19 Feb 1298 (O.S.?)[989].  “Anshelm und Henrich die herren von Rapolzsten und Henrich unsirs bruoder seligen sun hern Ulrichs von Rapolzsten” divided the lands of “die herschaft von Rapolzsten” by charter dated 19 Aug 1298[990].  [Emperor Heinrich VII acknowledged owing payments to “Henrico de Rapostein milite” by charter dated 4 Dec 1312[991].  It is not known to which Heinrich von Rappoltstein this document relates.]  m ---.  The name of Heinrich’s wife is not known.  Heinrich & his wife had children: 

i)          son .  The Chronicon Colmariense records that Adolf King of Germany and his army went “ad Gemer”, captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, divided the Rappolstein properties in three parts between “domino Henrico, altera filio fratris, tertiam ipse in suam traheret potestatem”, dated to 1293, and that the mother of the brothers had five sons of whom “primus dominio male prefuit, secundus vero peius, tertius...Anselmus”, the last named of whom attacked his neighbours with an aggressive army and expelled “fratrem suum Heinricum et filium fratris sui[992]

ii)         [JOHANN von Rappoltstein .  A charter dated 19 Nov 1309 records “Eglolfum natum...Anshelmi domini de Rapoltzstein” as a candidate to fill the vacant bishopric of Basel, and “Heinricus dominus de Rapoltzstein...Iohannem natum ipsius Henrici...clericum ad...ecclesiam in Richenwilr[993].  It is uncertain which Heinrich von Rappoltstein was the father of Johann.] 

e)         son .  The Chronicon Colmariense, after recording that Adolf King of Germany captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, notes that his mother had five sons (the fifth son is not named)[994]

f)          daughter .  Nun at Unterlinden.  The Chronicon Colmariense, after recording that Adolf King of Germany captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, notes that his mother had one daughter (“...claustrum sancti Iohannis in Underlinden...in eodem claustro existentem exaudivit”)[995]

2.         [ULRICH [von Rappolstein] (-after 15 Jul 1285).  Ferry III Duke of Lorraine confirmed an agreement between “Anseilz chevaliers sires de Rabapiere...por lui et pour son frere et pour les anfans de son frere...Ourhi qui fut et pour son oncle mon seignour Ourri” and “mon seignour Aubert chevalier de Parroye” concerning “[le] ban de Fraisce” by charter dated 15 Jul 1285[996].  Presumably “son oncle” could have been Anselm’s paternal or maternal (less likely as the name Ulrich is not found among the known members of the Frohburg family) uncle, or a more remote family relation.] 

 

 

The parentage of the following persons has not been ascertainted. 

 

1.         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 28 Jan [1275/76]).  “...Herr Heinrich von Rapoltzstein...” witnessed the charter dated 28 Jan 1275 (O.S.?) under which Werner Graf von Homburg acknowledged holding the Landgrafschaft Sisgau from Otto Bishop of Basel[997]

 

2.         --- von Rappoltstein (-after May 1281).  A charter dated May 1281, recording an alliance between “wir bruder Henrich...byschof ce Basil und...Thyebald von Phirtte” concerning Blumenberg, names “diu vrowe von Rapolzsteyn, Ulrichs muter des herren von Blumenberg[998]m --- von Blumenberg, son of --- (-before May 1281). 

 

3.         ULRICH von Rappoltstein .  Emperor Ludwig granted payments to “Ulrichen von Rapoltzstein” by charter dated 29 Apr 1331[999]

 

4.         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 8 May 1355).  Canon at Strasbourg.  “Joannes von Rappolstein herr von der Obern statt” confirmed that “sein...mum...Catharina von Rappolstein herrn Joannes seeligen tochter herrn von der Hohen Rappolstein mit beystandt ihres...mannes...herrn Symondes von Hattstatt eines ritters” renounced her share in her father’s inheritance by charter dated 1340, witnessed by “...Heinrich von Rappolstein thumbherr zu Straßburg...[1000].  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein tumherre zu Strasburg” confirmed the rights of “Johanse von Horburg mime oheime” for life over a certain “hofe...in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” by charter dated 8 May 1355[1001].  The precise relationship between Heinrich and the Horburg family has not been ascertained. 

 

5.         --- von Rappoltstein (-[after 7 Dec 1368?]).  The prior of Rufach St Valentin confirmed obligations relating to money donated “von der erwirdigen frowen von Rapoltzstein von Tierstein” by charter dated 7 Dec 1368[1002]m --- von Thierstein, son of --- (-[before 7 Dec 1368]). 

 

 

The precise relationship between the Schwarzenberg and Rappoltstein families, shown in the following document, had not been ascertained:  “Joann herr zu Schwartzenberg” promised “herrn Ulrichen von Rappolstein seinen oheim” not to pursue a claim against “einem burger zu Freyburg” by charter dated 1348[1003]

 

 

ANSELM von Rappoltstein, son of --- von Rappolstein & his wife --- von Frohburg (-after 12 Aug 1311, [maybe 15 Jan 1312]).  “Ulricus nobilis de Rapolstein miles et Ulricus, Anselmus et Hermannus fratres de Rapolstein nobiles iuniores” (who confirmed they used “sigillo patrui nostri”) renounced rights “curiam sitam Ammerswilre in loco...Spilhofh...” by charter dated 2 Jul 1277[1004]Herr von Rappoltstein.  “Ullerich, Anselmi unnd Hermanni gebrüeder, herrn zue Rapoltstein” acknowledged receiving payments from “abbt Bertholdo” by charter dated 19 May 1279[1005].  Rudolf I King of Germany promised payments to “Ulricus, Hermannus et Anselmus fratres de Rapolstein” and imperial protection by charter dated 17 Dec 1280[1006].  “Olricus et Anselmus fratres domini de Rapolzstein” acknowledged receiving “advocatiam super curiam Mediani monasterii in Rorswilre” [Rorschweier, belonging to Moyenmoutier] from Ferry III Duke of Lorraine by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[1007].  “Dominus Anshelmus de Ralpstein” relinquished claims by himself and “pie memorie Ulricus et Hermannus fratres mei” in property in Egisheim, donated by “patruus noster dominus Ulricus senior de Rapolstein” (who was still living), in favour of Kloster Päris by charter dated to [17 Mar/11 Apr] 1283[1008].  Ferry III Duke of Lorraine confirmed an agreement between “Anseilz chevaliers sires de Rabapiere...por lui et pour son frere et pour les anfans de son frere...Ourhi qui fut et pour son oncle mon seignour Ourri” and “mon seignour Aubert chevalier de Parroye” concerning “[le] ban de Fraisce” by charter dated 15 Jul 1285[1009].  The Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1287 that “dominus de Rapolzstein” attacked “villam Sancti Ypoliti” and set fire to the church[1010].  “Anselmus miles et Heinricus frater suus dicti de Rapolzstein...necnon filium fratris mei Ulrici bone memorie cuius legitimus tutor existo” disputed payments with Kloster Päris by charter dated 3 Dec 1288[1011].  “Richart von Loubegassen” promised payments to “minen herren von Rapolzstein her Anselme und hern Henriche sinem brudere und Henriche irs bruder sun” by charter dated 6 Apr 1289[1012].  The Annales Colmarienses Maiores record in 1292 that “Hermannus [error for Anselmus?] de Rapolstein” was captured “II Non Jun” by citizens of Strasbourg “ad preces paupercule mulieris[1013].  “Anshelm von Rapoltstein...vur mich und vur mine kint und vir minen bruder Heinrichen...und...vur minez bruder sun hern Ulriches” agreed a ransom with Strasbourg for his imprisonment by charter dated 3 Nov 1292[1014].  The Chronicon Colmariense records that Adolf King of Germany and his army went “ad Gemer”, captured “dominus de Rapolstein”, divided the Rappolstein properties in three parts between “domino Henrico, altera filio fratris, tertiam ipse in suam traheret potestatem”, dated to 1293, and that the mother of the brothers had five sons of whom “primus dominio male prefuit, secundus vero peius, tertius...Anselmus”, the last named of whom attacked his neighbours with an aggressive army and expelled “fratrem suum Heinricum et filium fratris sui[1015].  “Anshelm und Henrich die herren von Rapolzsten und Henrich unsirs bruoder seligen sun hern Ulrichs von Rapolzsten” divided the lands of “die herschaft von Rapolzsten” by charter dated 19 Aug 1298[1016].  Herr von Hohen-Rappoltstein (Haute-Ribeaupierre).  “Ancelme seigneur de la Haulte Rapostein ou Ribaupere et Henry son nepueu dit de Honnach” restored “les dismes des vignes sises au lieu dit Lerchenuelt” to Saint-Dié by charter dated 1303[1017].  “Anshelm herre von Rapoltzstein” issued a charter dated 12 Aug 1311[1018].  The necrology of Kloster Päris records the death “XVIII Kal Feb” of “D. Anselmus de Rapoltstein” (the edition consulted mistakenly adding “1283”)[1019].  The entry may refer to this Anselm. 

m (1269) ELISE von Werde, daughter of HEINRICH SIEGBERT Graf von Werde & his first wife Gertrud --- (-[1298], bur Rappoltsweiler Augustinerkloster).  “Anselm von Rapolzstein” granted payments to “miner...vrowen Elisen graven Sigebrehtis seligen tochter von Werde” from “Ammerswilre”, with the consent of “mins bruder Heinriches...Heinrichen mines bruder Ulriches seligen son”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1290[1020].  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” in 1269 who was buried “im closter zun Agenstinern”, and by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1021]

Anselm & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         ANSELM von Rappoltstein .  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1022].  No further reference has been found to this Anselm, who presumably died young. 

2.         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-before 25 Mar 1314).  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1023]

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3.         JOHANN von Rappoltstein (-[2 Sep 1335/8 Dec 1337]).  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1024].  “Anshelm herre von Rapoltzstein...oder unsere sune Johannes und Egelolf” proposed exchanging “dez pfenning geltez...ze Gemer”, held from “unseren...swageren lantgraven Ulriche und Phillippese sinen bruder” and taken from “unserem brudere Heinriche von Rapolzstein”, for other holdings by charter dated 5 Mar 1310 (O.S.?)[1025].  “Ulrich, Johannes und Egenolf, hern Anshelmes sune von Rapoltsteine” confirmed their father’s peace treaty with Strasbourg by charter dated 2 May 1310[1026].  “Johans herre von Roppelsteine” granted property to “Johans von Wintertur” by charter dated 8 May 1312[1027].  “Nos domini dominii de Rapoltzstein ac patroni ecclesiæ de Sigoltzheim...Keysersperc et Kiensheim...Ulricus rector prædictarum ecclesiarum, Iohannes frater eius miles filii felicis recordationis domini Anshelmi de Rapoltzstein, et Iohannes rector ecclesiæ in Richenwilre...ac Henricus armiger frater eius filii bonæ memoriæ domini Henrici de Rapoltzstein” donated property to a new chapel at Kaisersberg by charter dated 28 Mar 1314 (O.S?)[1028].  Ludwig King of Germany promised payments to “Iohannem filium Anshelmi de Rapoltzstein” by charter dated 19 Mar 1315 (O.S.?)[1029].  “Iohannes dominus in Rappelstein” promised compensation to Ellenweiler church for damage caused by “ipse et pater suus Anshelmus” by charter dated 1316[1030].  “Johannes herre von Rappoltzsteine, herr Anshelmes seligen sun” made a commitment to “Ulriche herren von Werde landgraven ze Nidern Elsaße” regarding properties sold by “Johannese herren von Rapoltzsteine unserm vettern, herren Heinriches seligen sun” by charter dated 2 Jan 1319 (O.S.?)[1031].  Herr von Hohen-Rappoltstein.  “Joanns herr von der Hohen Rappolstein...herrn Anßhelms sohn, herr in der Nidern statt” settled a dispute concerning a debt of his father’s by charter dated 1324[1032].  “Grave Ulrich von Wurtenberg” pledged his lands “in liebe und in fruntscheften” to “unsere...oheime Johannesen herren von der Hohen Rapoltzstein und Johannesen heren von Rapoltzstein den jungen” by charter dated 11 Jun 1328[1033].  Emperor Ludwig confirmed all previous grants to “Iohanni de Hohenrapoltstein” by charter dated 1 Apr 1330[1034].  “Joann herr von der Hohen Rappolstein”, enemy of “herren Rudolff von Arburg” whom he captured, pledged not to take revenge for imprisoning “Dietrich von Rutti deßen von Arbergs Oheim” in his place, by charter dated [10 Aug 1332?][1035].  “Johans von Rapolzstein herre von der Obern stat ze Rapolzwiler und Johans von der Hohen Rapolzsteine” settled a dispute by charter dated 2 Sep 1335[1036]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Johann’s wife has not been identified.  Johann & his wife had three children: 

a)         JOHANN von Rappoltstein (-[8 Jun 1338/29 Aug 1341]).  Herr von Hohen-Rappoltstein.  “Katherina von Rapoltzstein” renounced rights to the inheritance of “irs vatter und irre muter seligen”, after the judgment of “her Johannes von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat...unsere...vettern”, with the consent of “jungher Simondes von Hadstat irs...mannes”, unless “iren brudern jungher Johanse und Jungher Anshelm von Rapoltzstein” died childless, by charter dated 8 Dec 1337[1037].  A charter dated 19 May 1338 names “...Johans von Rapolzstein herre in der Obern stat, Johans und Anselm herren von der Hohen Rapolzstein” among allies of the duke of Austria against the jews[1038].  “Johannes und Anshelm gebrudere hern Johanneses seligen sune herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” appointed as heirs “unsern...vettern hern Ulriche von Rapoltzstein tumherren zu Strazburg, und Johannese und Ulriche von Rapoltzstein unsers...vettern sune hern Johanneses herren in der Obern stat”, in case they died childless, by charter dated 8 Jun 1338[1039].   The 29 Aug 1341 charter quoted below suggests that Johann died before that date. 

b)         ANSELM von Rappoltstein (-[8 Jun 1338/29 Aug 1341]).  Herr von Hohen-Rappoltstein.  “Katherina von Rapoltzstein” renounced rights to the inheritance of “irs vatter und irre muter seligen”, after the judgment of “her Johannes von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat...unsere...vettern”, with the consent of “jungher Simondes von Hadstat irs...mannes”, unless “iren brudern jungher Johanse und Jungher Anshelm von Rapoltzstein” died childless, by charter dated 8 Dec 1337[1040].  A charter dated 19 May 1338 names “...Johans von Rapolzstein herre in der Obern stat, Johans und Anselm herren von der Hohen Rapolzstein” among allies of the duke of Austria against the jews[1041].  “Johannes und Anshelm gebrudere hern Johanneses seligen sune herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” appointed as heirs “unsern...vettern hern Ulriche von Rapoltzstein tumherren zu Strazburg, und Johannese und Ulriche von Rapoltzstein unsers...vettern sune hern Johanneses herren in der Obern stat”, in case they died childless, by charter dated 8 Jun 1338[1042]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Anselm’s wife has not been identified.  Anselm & his wife had one child: 

i)          ULRICH von Rappoltstein (-[before 2 Dec 1348]).  Johann Bishop of Basel granted “her Ulrich hern Anshelms seligen sun herren von der Hohen Rapoltzsteine die man ouch nemet Altenkasten und her Johannes der junge, hern Johanses sun des altern herren von Rapoltzsteine” property previously granted to “iren vettern Johanse und Anshelm seligen des vorgenanten hern Ulriches bruders seligen sunen” by charter dated 29 Aug 1341[1043].  “Wolrich und Johans herren von der Hochen Rapolzstein” granted property to “Kunen von Telsperg” by charter dated 3 Jan 1342 (O.S.?)[1044].  “Johans von Rappoltstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rappoltswilr und Johans sin sun herre zu deer Hohen Rappoltstein und Ulrich sin vetter ouch von der Hohen Rappoltstein” swore allegiance to “Johanna hertzoginn ze Osterrich, ze Steyr und ze Chernden und grefinn ze Phirt” for “dem kilichen satz ze Prisach” by charter dated 26 Sep 1342[1045].  The following document suggests that Ulrich died before that date: “Johans von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr und Johans und Ulrich gebrudere herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein des vorgenanten hern Johanses sune” agreed to protect Schlettstadt by charter dated 2 Dec 1348[1046]

c)         KATHARINA von Rappoltstein (-before 4 Aug 1355).  “Katherina von Rapoltzstein” renounced rights to the inheritance of “irs vatter und irre muter seligen”, after the judgment of “her Johannes von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat...unsere...vettern”, with the consent of “jungher Simondes von Hadstat irs...mannes”, unless “iren brudern jungher Johanse und Jungher Anshelm von Rapoltzstein” died childless, by charter dated 8 Dec 1337[1047].  “Joannes von Rappolstein herr von der Obern statt” confirmed that “sein...mum...Catharina von Rappolstein herrn Joannes seeligen tochter herrn von der Hohen Rappolstein mit beystandt ihres...mannes...herrn Symondes von Hattstatt eines ritters” renounced her share in her father’s inheritance by charter dated 1340, witnessed by “...Heinrich von Rappolstein thumbherr zu Straßburg...[1048].  “Symond von Hadstat” confirmed payments to “Cuntsman min sun” from “Katherinen seligen von Rapoltstein miner...wirtin” until his marriage by charter dated 4 Aug 1355[1049]m SIEGMUND von Hattstatt, son of ---. 

4.         EGELOLF von Rappoltstein (-after 2 May 1310).  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1050].  A charter dated 19 Nov 1309 records “Eglolfum natum...Anshelmi domini de Rapoltzstein” as a candidate to fill the vacant bishopric of Basel, and “Heinricus dominus de Rapoltzstein...Iohannem natum ipsius Henrici...clericum ad...ecclesiam in Richenwilr[1051].  “Anshelm herre von Rapoltzstein...oder unsere sune Johannes und Egelolf” proposed exchanging “dez pfenning geltez...ze Gemer”, held from “unseren...swageren lantgraven Ulriche und Phillippese sinen bruder” and taken from “unserem brudere Heinriche von Rapolzstein”, for other holdings by charter dated 5 Mar 1310 (O.S.?)[1052].  “Ulrich, Johannes und Egenolf, hern Anshelmes sune von Rapoltsteine” confirmed their father’s peace treaty with Strasbourg by charter dated 2 May 1310[1053]

5.         ULRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 8 Jun 1338).  “Ulrich, Johannes und Egenolf, hern Anshelmes sune von Rapoltsteine” confirmed their father’s peace treaty with Strasbourg by charter dated 2 May 1310[1054].  His ecclesiastical status presumably explains Ulrich being named first in this list.  His actual position in the order of birth of Anselm’s sons is not known.  Canon at Strasbourg: a charter dated 1310 records dominus Ulricus de Ropelsteyn canonicus Argentinensis” at the university of Bologna[1055].  “Nos domini dominii de Rapoltzstein ac patroni ecclesiæ de Sigoltzheim...Keysersperc et Kiensheim...Ulricus rector prædictarum ecclesiarum, Iohannes frater eius miles filii felicis recordationis domini Anshelmi de Rapoltzstein, et Iohannes rector ecclesiæ in Richenwilre...ac Henricus armiger frater eius filii bonæ memoriæ domini Henrici de Rapoltzstein” donated property to a new chapel at Kaisersberg by charter dated 28 Mar 1314 (O.S?)[1056].  “Henricus de Dicke canonicus et portuarius ecclesie Argentinensis” appointed “dominum Ulricum de Rapoltsteine canonicum ecclesie Argentinensis meum avunculum...” as executors under his testament dated 15 Jan 1321 (O.S.?)[1057].  “Ulrich von Rapoltzstein tunherre zu Straßburg” named “mime...vettern Johanse von Rapoltzstein von der Obern” as guarantor for a debt, by charter dated 11 Feb 1335 (O.S.?)[1058].  “Johannes und Anshelm gebrudere hern Johanneses seligen sune herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” appointed as heirs “unsern...vettern hern Ulriche von Rapoltzstein tumherren zu Strazburg, und Johannese und Ulriche von Rapoltzstein unsers...vettern sune hern Johanneses herren in der Obern stat”, in case they died childless, by charter dated 8 Jun 1338[1059]same person as...?  ULRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 26 Feb 1341).  Canon of Saint-Dié.  “Iohannes de Rapoltzstein dominus superioris opidi de Rapolttzwilre” settled a dispute the chapter of Saint-Dié and “dominum Oulricum de Rapoltzstein eorum concanonicum” by charter dated 26 Feb 1340 (O.S.?), sealed by “Oulricus canonicus ecclesie sancti Deodati predicte...cum sigillo...domini Iohannis de Rapoltzstein senioris patrui mei[1060]

6.         [--- von Rappoltstein .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document, assuming that “avunculus” can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle: “Henricus de Dicke canonicus et portuarius ecclesie Argentinensis” appointed “dominum Ulricum de Rapoltsteine canonicum ecclesie Argentinensis meum avunculum...” as executors under his testament dated 15 Jan 1321 (O.S.?)[1061]m --- von Dyck, son of ---.] 

 

 

HEINRICH von Rappoltstein, son of ANSELM Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife Elise von Werde (-before 25 Mar 1314).  A manuscript records that “der Anshelm” married [the daughter of] “groff Sigelbrechgt von Werden” by whom he had “Anshelm, Henrich, Johanes, Egeloffe[1062].  His parentage is confirmed in his 17 Mar 1291 marriage contract quoted below.  He is named as deceased in his sons’ 25 Mar 1313 charter quoted below. 

m (contract 17 Mar [1292]) SUSANNA von Geroldseck, daughter of BURCHARD [V] Herr von Geroldseck & his wife --- (-1308, bur Colmar Barfüßerkloster).  “Burckardt von Geroltzeck” promised “meine dochter Susannen” in marriage to “Heinrich von Rappolstein” by charter dated 17 Mar 1291 (O.S.?)[1063].  A manuscript records that “Her Anshelms son Henricus” in 1291 married “her Burckartz von Gerolseck dochter frow Susanen” who died in 1308 and was buried “zu Colmar im Barfuser closter[1064].  “Burgkard der herre von Geroltzecke” granted his rights “in den dorffern und bennen zu Bergheim und ze Onheim” to [her husband] “dem edelen herren Heinrichen von Rapoldstein unserme tohter manne” by charter dated 28 Apr 1301[1065]

Heinrich & his wife had thirteen children: 

1.         JOHANN von Rappoltstein (-[22 Jan/25 May] 1362).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1066]

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2.         HEINRICH von Rappoltstein (-[1 Sep 1316/27 May 1318]).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1067].  “Nos domini dominii de Rapoltzstein ac patroni ecclesiæ de Sigoltzheim...Keysersperc et Kiensheim...Ulricus rector prædictarum ecclesiarum, Iohannes frater eius miles filii felicis recordationis domini Anshelmi de Rapoltzstein, et Iohannes rector ecclesiæ in Richenwilre...ac Henricus armiger frater eius filii bonæ memoriæ domini Henrici de Rapoltzstein” donated property to a new chapel at Kaisersberg by charter dated 28 Mar 1314 (O.S?)[1068].  “Johannes und Heinrich gebrudere herren von Rapoltstein, hern Heinriches seligen erbe” and “Otto und Walther sin sun von Gursperg, hern Johanses seligen erbe” reached agreement concerning “die zwo burge, den Stein und Gyrsperg” by charter dated 1 Sep 1316[1069].  “Johannes herre von Rapoltzsteine hern Heinriches seligen sun” renounced rights in property in favour of the chapel at Dusenbach founded by “Heinrich min bruder selige” by charter dated 27 May 1318[1070]

3.         son .  The existence of their father’s third and fourth sons is indicated by the 2 May 1318 charter quoted below which names “quintus Hermannus filius quondam Heinrici de Rapoltstein”. 

4.         son .  The existence of their father’s third and fourth sons is indicated by the 2 May 1318 charter quoted below which names “quintus Hermannus filius quondam Heinrici de Rapoltstein”. 

5.         HERMANN von Rappoltstein (-after 2 May 1318).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1071].  Canon at Strasbourg: “Quintus Hermannus filius quondam Heinrici de Rapoltstein” was appointed canon at Strasbourg, on the recommendation of “Hermanni et Iohannis de Geroltzecke”, by charter dated 2 May 1318[1072]

6.         ULRICH von Rappoltstein (-after 25 Mar 1314).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1073]

7.         LUCIE von Rappoltstein (-[13 Feb [1333]/26 Apr 1334]).  “Burchart herre von Horburg” promised dower to “Lucyen von Rapoltzsteine unserre...vrowen”, with the consent of “Walthers unsers bruders och herren von Horburg”, by charter dated 26 Jul 1315[1074].  “Burchardus dominus de Horburg miles et Lucia eius uxor” donated property to Saint-Dié by charter dated 13 Feb 1332 (O.S.?)[1075].  Her parentage is indicated by the following document: a manuscript records the death in 1332 of “dominus Burkardus de Horburg et advocatus Rubiacensis castrum Zellenberg obsidens” and that “dominus Alte Rapoltzsteine, cuius sororem habuit dictus Burkardus” claimed property from Strasbourg cathedral “nomine infantis predicte sororis[1076].  “Johannes herre von der Hohen Rapoltstein” settled a dispute with “grave Ulrichen von Wirtenberg” over property claimed by “Johenselins...unserre swester von Horburch seilig sune” by charter dated 26 Apr 1334[1077]m (before 26 Jul 1315) BURCHARD Herr von Horburg, son of --- (-after 13 Feb [1333]). 

8.         --- von Rappoltstein .  “Grave Wilnheln von Muntvort” acknowledged receiving payment “ze hein sture ir swester unser...wirtin” from “unseren swageren Johanse und Heinriche von Rapolzsten” by charter dated 12 Dec 1315[1078].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m (before 12 Dec 1315) as his third wife, WILHELM Graf von Montfort in Tettnang, son of HUGO [III] Graf von Montfort in Tettnang & his wife --- (-[6 Feb 1348/8 Oct 1350]). 

9.         KUNIGUNDE von Rappoltstein .  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1079]

10.      SUSANNA von Rappoltstein (-after 20 Mar 1351).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1080].  “Walther herre von Geroltzecke der altere, dem man sprichet von Lare” confirmed the donation made to Strasbourg by “fro Susannen hern Heinriches seligen tohter herren von Rapoltsteine unseree...frowen, Suselin und Adelheide unseren kinden” by charter dated 9 Sep 1335, witnessed by “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag unser ohin...[1081].  “Walther der eilter herre von Geroltzecke herre zu Lare und vro Susanne von Rapoltstein sin...wirtin” renounced claims to Offenburg by charter dated 6 Feb 1337 (O.S.?)[1082].  “Walther von Geroltzecke herre zue Lahre, frowe Suese von Rapolzstain sine...frowe, Johanns unndt Walther gebrüder  unser deß vorgenanten Walthers sune” reached agreement whereby the last two named would provide dower to “frowe Suesen von Rapoltzstein unssere stiefmutter” after their father’s death, by charter dated 11 Feb 1344 (O.S.?)[1083].  “Walther der eltter von Geroltzecke herre zue Lahre, Susanne von Rapoltzsteine sin...württinne, unnde Heinrich von Geroltzecke ihr Sohn” made an alliance with “grave Eberhardten von Werdenberg unnde och Sophien siner...würtinne”, naming “grave Egenen von Fürstenberg, grave Heinrichen von Fürstenberg herren zue Haselach, unnde Friedrich von Usenberg” as guarantors, by charter dated 20 Mar 1350 (O.S.?)[1084]m as his second wife, WALTER [IV] von Geroldseck Herr zu Lare, son of WALTER [III] von Geroldseck & his wife Susanna von Werde (-after 20 Mar 1351). 

11.      SOPHIA von Rappoltstein .  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1085].  Abbess of Andlau: a charter dated 4 Feb 1333 (O.S.?) records the death of “Kunegundi abbatissa...monasterii in Andelahe” and the election of “dominam Sophiam de Rapoltzstein custodissam ipsius monasterii[1086]

12.      CHRYSINE von Rappoltstein (-after 3 Feb 1351).  “Criseine von Rapoltzstein” donated property to Unterlinden, with the consent of “hern Johanses von Rapoltstein herren in der Obern stat...jungfro Udelhilt von Wangen des vorgenanten mins herren von Rapoltstein swester tohter, einre closterfrowen ze Underlinden”, Johann confirming the donation made by “der vorgenanten Criseinen minre swester”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[1087]

13.      --- von Rappolstein .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: “Criseine von Rapoltzstein” donated property to Unterlinden, with the consent of “hern Johanses von Rapoltstein herren in der Obern stat...jungfro Udelhilt von Wangen des vorgenanten mins herren von Rapoltstein swester tohter, einre closterfrowen ze Underlinden”, Johann confirming the donation made by “der vorgenanten Criseinen minre swester”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1350 (O.S.?)[1088]m --- von Wangen, son of ---. 

 

 

JOHANN von Rappoltstein, son of HEINRICH Herr von Rappoltstein & his wife Susanna von Geroldseck (-[22 Jan/25 May] 1362).  “Johannes, Heinrich, Herman, Ulrich, Kunegunt, Susanna unde Sophia, hern Heinriches seligen eins herren von Rapoltstein unde frowen Susannen von Geroltzecke sinre...wirtinne, kint unde erben” acknowledged their father’s debt to Leopold Duke of Austria, and confirmed an obligation of “her Hug von Geroltzecke unser oheim”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1313 (O.S.?)[1089].  “Nos domini dominii de Rapoltzstein ac patroni ecclesiæ de Sigoltzheim...Keysersperc et Kiensheim...Ulricus rector prædictarum ecclesiarum, Iohannes frater eius miles filii felicis recordationis domini Anshelmi de Rapoltzstein, et Iohannes rector ecclesiæ in Richenwilre...ac Henricus armiger frater eius filii bonæ memoriæ domini Henrici de Rapoltzstein” donated property to a new chapel at Kaisersberg by charter dated 28 Mar 1314 (O.S?)[1090].  “Johannes und Heinrich gebrudere herren von Rapoltstein, hern Heinriches seligen erbe” and “Otto und Walther sin sun von Gursperg, hern Johanses seligen erbe” reached agreement concerning “die zwo burge, den Stein und Gyrsperg” by charter dated 1 Sep 1316[1091].  “Heinrich von Rapoltsteine herre ze Hohennag, hern Ulrichs seligen sun von Rapoltsteine” appointed “unserm...fettern Johannese herren von Rapoltsteine hern Heinrichs seligen sun wilunt herre ze Rapoltsteine” as heir in “Hohenag und Judenburg...die da lehen sint von...grave Ulriche von Pfhyrte” and property “ze Amarswilre daz unserre...frowen fro Elisabeten von Usenberg reht wideme ist” if he died childless by charter dated 27 Oct 1317[1092].  “Johannes herre von Rapoltzsteine hern Heinriches seligen sun” renounced rights in property in favour of the chapel at Dusenbach founded by “Heinrich min bruder selige” by charter dated 27 May 1318[1093].  “Johannes herre von Rappoltzsteine, herr Anshelmes seligen sun” made a commitment to “Ulriche herren von Werde landgraven ze Nidern Elsaße” regarding properties sold by “Johannese herren von Rapoltzsteine unserm vettern, herren Heinriches seligen sun” by charter dated 2 Jan 1319 (O.S.?)[1094].  “Heinrich von Rapoltzstein herre ze Hohennag, hern --- Ulrichs seligen sun von Rapoltzstein” granted “die zwo burge Hohennag und Judenburg” to “unserme...vettern Johanse von Rapoltzstein hern Heinrichs seligen sun von Rapoltzstein”, with the consent of “unser...herre grave Ulrich von Phirt unser...vettern”, by charter dated 25 Jul 1321[1095].  “Grave Ulrich von Wurtenberg” pledged his lands “in liebe und in fruntscheften” to “unsere...oheime Johannesen herren von der Hohen Rapoltzstein und Johannesen heren von Rapoltzstein den jungen” by charter dated 11 Jun 1328[1096].  Herr von Rappoltstein in der Oberstadt.  “Johans von Rapolzstein herre von der Obern stat ze Rapolzwiler und Johans von der Hohen Rapolzsteine” settled a dispute by charter dated 2 Sep 1335[1097].  “Johannes von Rapoltzsteine herre in der Obern stat”, on behalf of “der eptissen von Andelahe”, challenged “Heinriches des margraven von Hachberg” in relation to property donated to Andlau by “her Burchart selige von Usenberg” by charter dated 30 Dec 1336[1098].  “Ulrich von Rapoltzstein tumherre zu Basil und kilcherre zu Richenwilre” renounced rights, with the consent of “mins...vatters hern Johanneses von Rapoltzstein herren von der Obern stat zu Rapoltzwilre...Johannes von Rapoltzstein sin sun”, by charter dated 10 May 1337[1099].  “Joan herr von Rappolstein herr in der Obern statt” granted “seinen hoff in der Obern” to “seiner gemahlin frawen Elisabethen von Hohen Geroltzeckh hern Gangolffs tochter” by charter dated 1337[1100].  Johann Bishop of Basel confirmed their fiefs to “Henrich und Johannes herren zu Rappoltzsteine” by charter dated 26 Jan 1318 (O.S.?) [corrected to 1338?][1101].  A charter dated 19 May 1338 names “...Johans von Rapolzstein herre in der Obern stat, Johans und Anselm herren von der Hohen Rapolzstein” among allies of the duke of Austria against the jews[1102].  “Iohannes de Rapoltzstein dominus superioris opidi de Rapolttzwilre” settled a dispute the chapter of Saint-Dié and “dominum Oulricum de Rapoltzstein eorum concanonicum” by charter dated 26 Feb 1340 (O.S.?), sealed by “Oulricus canonicus ecclesie sancti Deodati predicte...cum sigillo...domini Iohannis de Rapoltzstein senioris patrui mei[1103].  “Johans von Rappoltstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rappoltswilr und Johans sin sun herre zu deer Hohen Rappoltstein und Ulrich sin vetter ouch von der Hohen Rappoltstein” swore allegiance to “Johanna hertzoginn ze Osterrich, ze Steyr und ze Chernden und grefinn ze Phirt” for “dem kilichen satz ze Prisach” by charter dated 26 Sep 1342[1104].  “Johans von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr und Johans und Ulrich gebrudere herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein des vorgenanten hern Johanses sune” agreed to protect Schlettstadt by charter dated 2 Dec 1348[1105].  “Johans von Rapoltzsteyn herre in der Obern stat ze Rapolttzwilr” and “Johans, Ulrich und Brun gebruedere von den Hohen Rapolttzsteyn, herren in der Nidern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” disputed payments to “hern Heinriche von Mullenhein” by charter dated 3 Oct 1349[1106].  “...Johanns von Rappoltzstein der elter...” witnessed the charter dated 22 Jan 1362 (O.S.?) under which Rudolf IV Duke of Austria reached agreement with the bishop of Basel[1107].  He is not named in the 25 May 1362, quoted below, in which his three sons are named. 

m (before 9 Aug 1318) ELISABETH von Geroldseck, daughter of WALTER von Geroldseck Herr zu Lare & his first wife Elisabeth --- (-17 Feb 1341, bur Päris).  “Lantgrave Ulrich in Nidern Eilsaß” confirmed that “Johans von Rapoltzstein hern Heinriches seligen sun von Rapoltzsein...und...Elizabethen siner...frowen, hern Walthers tohter von Geroltzecke des jungern” had relinquished certain properties by charter dated 9 Aug 1318[1108].  “Johannes von Rappolzstein, hern Heinriches seligen sun von Rapolzstein” donated revenue from property at Witthum to “Elizabethen von Geroltzegge miner...frowen”, in the presence of “...her Walther von Geroltzegge min sweher, her Hug von Geroltzegge min ohim...”, by charter dated 20 Feb 1319 (O.S.?)[1109].  “Joan herr von Rappolstein herr in der Obern statt” granted “seinen hoff in der Obern” to “seiner gemahlin frawen Elisabethen von Hohen Geroltzeckh hern Gangolffs tochter” by charter dated 1337[1110].  An epitaph at Kloster Päris records the death “XIII Kal Mar” 1341 of “dna Elizabet d. Gherolzekke uxor dni Iohis d. Rapoltstein[1111].  The necrology of Kloster Päris records the death “XIII Kal Mar” of “D. Joannes junior de Rappoltstein et Dn. Elisabeth de Gerolseck” (the edition consulted adding “1341”)[1112]

Johann & his wife had six children: 

1.         JOHANN von Rappolstein (-after 29 Aug 1368).  “Ulrich von Rapoltzstein tumherre zu Basil und kilcherre zu Richenwilre” renounced rights, with the consent of “mins...vatters hern Johanneses von Rapoltzstein herren von der Obern stat zu Rapoltzwilre...Johannes von Rapoltzstein sin sun”, by charter dated 10 May 1337[1113].  “Johannes und Anshelm gebrudere hern Johanneses seligen sune herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” appointed as heirs “unsern...vettern hern Ulriche von Rapoltzstein tumherren zu Strazburg, und Johannese und Ulriche von Rapoltzstein unsers...vettern sune hern Johanneses herren in der Obern stat”, in case they died childless, by charter dated 8 Jun 1338[1114].  Herr von Hoch-Rappoltstein: Johann Bishop of Basel granted “her Ulrich hern Anshelms seligen sun herren von der Hohen Rapoltzsteine die man ouch nemet Altenkasten und her Johannes der junge, hern Johanses sun des altern herren von Rapoltzsteine” property previously granted to “iren vettern Johanse und Anshelm seligen des vorgenanten hern Ulriches bruders seligen sunen” by charter dated 29 Aug 1341[1115].  “Wolrich und Johans herren von der Hochen Rapolzstein” granted property to “Kunen von Telsperg” by charter dated 3 Jan 1342 (O.S.?)[1116].  “Johans von Rappoltstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rappoltswilr und Johans sin sun herre zu deer Hohen Rappoltstein und Ulrich sin vetter ouch von der Hohen Rappoltstein” swore allegiance to “Johanna hertzoginn ze Osterrich, ze Steyr und ze Chernden und grefinn ze Phirt” for “dem kilichen satz ze Prisach” by charter dated 26 Sep 1342[1117].  “Johans --- Ulrich und Brunlin von Rapoltzstein [...under sinen jaren ist] gebrudere, hern Johanses sune von Rapoltzstein herren in der Obern stat” agreed the division of properties after their father’s death by charter dated 27 Feb 1344 (O.S.?)[1118].  “Johans von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr und Johans und Ulrich gebrudere herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein des vorgenanten hern Johanses sune” agreed to protect Schlettstadt by charter dated 2 Dec 1348[1119].  “Johans von Rapoltzsteyn herre in der Obern stat ze Rapolttzwilr” and “Johans, Ulrich und Brun gebruedere von den Hohen Rapolttzsteyn, herren in der Nidern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” disputed payments to “hern Heinriche von Mullenhein” by charter dated 3 Oct 1349[1120].  “...Johans, Ulrich und Brune herren von Rapolstein...” are named as participants in the alliance against the English in the 25 May 1362 charter of Johann Bishop of Strasbourg and Johann Bishop of Basel[1121].  “Johans und Ulrich gebrudere herren zu Rappoltzstein” committed to paying their late father’s debt to “grafe Eberhart von Wurtenberg” by charter dated 29 Aug 1368[1122].  Johann is not named in later charters so presumably died soon after this date. 

2.         ULRICH von Rappoltstein (-[11 Jul/5 Sep] 1377, bur Kloster Päris).  Canon at Basel.  “Ulrich von Rapoltzstein tumherre zu Basil und kilcherre zu Richenwilre” renounced rights, with the consent of “mins...vatters hern Johanneses von Rapoltzstein herren von der Obern stat zu Rapoltzwilre...Johannes von Rapoltzstein sin sun”, by charter dated 10 May 1337[1123].  “Johannes und Anshelm gebrudere hern Johanneses seligen sune herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” appointed as heirs “unsern...vettern hern Ulriche von Rapoltzstein tumherren zu Strazburg, und Johannese und Ulriche von Rapoltzstein unsers...vettern sune hern Johanneses herren in der Obern stat”, in case they died childless, by charter dated 8 Jun 1338[1124].  “Johans --- Ulrich und Brunlin von Rapoltzstein [...under sinen jaren ist] gebrudere, hern Johanses sune von Rapoltzstein herren in der Obern stat” agreed the division of properties after their father’s death by charter dated 27 Feb 1344 (O.S.?)[1125].  “Johans von Rapoltzstein herre in der Obern stat ze Rapoltzwilr und Johans und Ulrich gebrudere herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein des vorgenanten hern Johanses sune” agreed to protect Schlettstadt by charter dated 2 Dec 1348[1126].  “Johans von Rapoltzsteyn herre in der Obern stat ze Rapolttzwilr” and “Johans, Ulrich und Brun gebruedere von den Hohen Rapolttzsteyn, herren in der Nidern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” disputed payments to “hern Heinriche von Mullenhein” by charter dated 3 Oct 1349[1127].  “...Johans, Ulrich und Brune herren von Rapolstein...” are named as participants in the alliance against the English in the 25 May 1362 charter of Johann Bishop of Strasbourg and Johann Bishop of Basel[1128].  “Ulrich und Brune gebruder herren zu Rapolczstein” agreed a division of “die herschaft von Rapolczstein” by charter dated 30 Jun 1373[1129].  “Ulrich herre zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag” donated property to Kloster Päris for masses on his anniversary, with the consent of “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein, Hug von Rapoltzstein tumherre und portener der styft zu Straßburg gebrudere und Hertzelaude des vorgenanten hern Ulriches...tochter”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1377[1130].  He is named as deceased in the 5 Sep 1377 charter of his daughter, quoted below.  m firstly (before 23 Feb 1353) HERZLAUDE [Lowelin] von Fürstenberg, daughter of GOTTFRIED Graf von Fürstenberg & his wife Anna von Montfort (-[19 Aug 1362/14 Feb 1365]).  Graf Heinrich und graf Hug gebruder von Fúrstenberg herren zu Hasela” granted property to “hern Ulrich von Rapoltzstein zu irre swester vro Lowelin siner...vrowen” by charter dated 23 Feb 1353[1131]Ulriches herren zu Rapoltzstein” granted dower to “Hertze Lauweden von Furstenberg sinre...wirtin” by charter dated 19 Aug 1362[1132].  “Ulrich herre ze Rapoltzsteine” granted money from “mins wibes seligen frowe Hertzelauweden von Furstenberg” to “die erber frowe die alte von Waltbach, burgerin ze Basel” by charter dated 14 Feb 1364 (O.S.?)[1133]m secondly ([14 Feb/early Apr] [1365]) as her third husband, MARGUERITE de Lorraine, widow firstly of JEAN de Chalon Seigneur d’Auberive, and secondly of KONRAD Graf von Freiburg Seigneur de Romont, daughter of FERRY IV Duke of Lorraine & his wife Elisabeth von Habsburg (-after 9 Aug 1376).  The late 15th century Chronicle of Peter von Andlau records Ulrich’s second marriage with “Margret hertzigen von Luterchen” by whom he was childless[1134].  “Ulrich herre ze Rapoltzstein” granted property to “Margreden hertzogin geborn von Luthringen minre...frowen” by charter dated 1364[1135].  This date 1364 could be consistent with the 14 Feb 1364 charter quoted above being “O.S.” if the precise date was [Feb/early Apr] 1364 (O.S.).  Jean I Duke of Lorraine mortgaged “noz sallines de Dieuze an Allemaigne” to “nostre...tante dame Marguerite de Loherenne fille de...Ferri duc de Loherenne et marchis nostre aveul qui fuit et suer de...Raoul duc de Loherenne et marchis mon...pere qui fut et ai present femme...de...Olry signour de Ribapierre”, noting grants to her by “Marguerite contesse de Chiney que fuit tante de mon...pere”, by charter dated 29 Aug 1374[1136].  She is named in a charter dated 9 Aug 1376[1137].  Ulrich & his first wife had one child: 

a)         HERZLAUDE von Rappoltstein (-before 18 Jun 1400).  The late 15th century Chronicle of Peter von Andlau names “Hertzelande” as the only child of Ulrich and his first wife “Hertzelande grefin von Fürstenberg”, recording that she married “ein grofen von Sarwer[1138].  “Graf Rudolf von Habspurg herre ze Loffenberg” promised payments to “grafe Hansen unsern sun” when he married “Ulrichen herren zu Rappoltstein...Herczeladen...tohter” by charter dated 9 Dec 1372[1139].  This betrothal did not proceed as shown by the 4 Jul 1378 charter under which [her uncle] Bruno Herr von Rappoltstein confirmed that he had not permitted the marriage to proceed, which resulted in legal proceedings in Nürnberg as shown by a charter dated 25 Aug 1379[1140].  “Ulrich herre zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag” donated property to Kloster Päris for masses on his anniversary, with the consent of “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein, Hug von Rapoltzstein tumherre und portener der styft zu Straßburg gebrudere und Hertzelaude des vorgenanten hern Ulriches...tochter”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1377[1141].  Frau von Rappoltstein und Hohenack: “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein und...Hertzelaude frowe zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag, hern Ulriches seligen tochter...” issued a charter dated 5 Sep 1377 in favour of “Cuntz von Halstat[1142].  “Heinrich graff zu Sarwerde und...Herczelauden frowe zu Rapolczstein und zu Hohennag”, with the agreement of “mins vatters hern Johanses grafen zu Sarwerde”, granted half his county to his wife as dower, and “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapolczstein” confirmed his niece Herzlaude’s agreement to sell her share in Rappoltstein to him, by charter dated 4 Jul 1378, amended by a further charter dated 15 Aug 1378[1143].  The couple’s marriage was declared valid, despite Herzlaude’s previous betrothal, by a Papal representative by charter dated 7 Aug 1393[1144].  “Hertzelauden grefin von Sarwerden frowe zu Ropsteyn und zu Hohenag” confirmed donations to Kloster Alspach made by “myns...herren seligen her Heinrichs wilent greffen zu Sarwerde...”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1398[1145].  Her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 6 Sep 1398 under which “Johanns von Lupffen landtgrave zue Stuelingen” granted “die landtgraffschafft zu Stuelingen” to “unser...hausfrawen fraw Hertzelauden frawen zu Rapolstein undt zue Hohennagkh” as dower by charter dated 4 Jun 1398[1146].  Leopold IV Duke of Austria settled a dispute between “unserm...ohain Hansen von Lupfen lantgrafen zu Stulingen” and “Smahsman und Ulrichen gebrudere herren zu Rappolczstein” concerning the inheritance of “Herzelauden von Rappolczstein” by charter dated 18 Jun 1400[1147]Betrothed (9 Dec 1372, terminated) to JOHANN [IV] von Habsburg, son of RUDOLF [IV von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg & his wife Elisabeth von Mentone (-18 May 1408).  m firstly (before 4 Jul 1378) HEINRICH Graf von Saarwerden, son of JOHANN Graf von Saarwerden & his wife --- (-18 Jul 1397).  m thirdly (contract 6 Sep 1398) JOHANN von Lupfen Landgraf von Stühlingen, son of ---.    

3.         ELISABETH von Rappoltstein (-1397, bur Erstein).  Nun at Kloster Unterlinden, Colmar.  “Elß oder Ellisabeth die andere von Rappolstein, her Joanßen tochter” entered “Underlinden ins kloster ze Kolmer” in 1340[1148].  The prioress of Unterlinden confirmed that “Johans von Rapoltstein herre in der Obern stat” had donated money when “Elsibethen von Rapoltzstein sinre tohter” had entered the priory, and that “sinre muter und fro Elisibethen von Geroltzecken sinre...wirtin” had also made donations to the priory, by charter dated 6 Dec 1349, confirmed by a charter dated 17 Dec 1349 issued by the donor[1149].  Nun at Erstein: “Elsse van Rapoltstein ein closterfrowe zu Ersthein” promised payments to “mime...bruder Brunen herren zu Rapoltstein” if she became abbess by charter dated 12 Apr 1373[1150].  Abbess of Erstein: “Elizabeht de Rapoltstein...abbatissa monasterii in Erstheim” sold rights to “Heintzoni dicto de Andelahe civi Argentinensi” by charter dated 3 Oct 1377[1151]The death is recorded in 1397 of “Els...eptissen...zu Erstein” and her burial in the abbey[1152]

4.         SOPHIE von Rappoltstein .  Nun at Altsbach.  The abbess of Altsbach confirmed that “Johans von Rapoltstein herre in der Obern stat” had donated money when “Sophie von Rapoltstein sinre tohter” had entered the abbey, and that “sinre muter und fro Elisibethen von Geroltzecken sinre...wirtin” had also made donations to the abbey, by charter dated 6 Dec 1349[1153]

5.         BRUNO von Rappoltstein (-14 May 1398)Johans --- Ulrich und Brunlin von Rapoltzstein [...under sinen jaren ist] gebrudere, hern Johanses sune von Rapoltzstein herren in der Obern stat” agreed the division of properties after their father’s death by charter dated 27 Feb 1344 (O.S.?)[1154].  “Johans von Rapoltzsteyn herre in der Obern stat ze Rapolttzwilr” and “Johans, Ulrich und Brun gebruedere von den Hohen Rapolttzsteyn, herren in der Nidern stat ze Rapoltzwilr” disputed payments to “hern Heinriche von Mullenhein” by charter dated 3 Oct 1349[1155].  “...Johans, Ulrich und Brune herren von Rapolstein...” are named as participants in the alliance against the English in the 25 May 1362 charter of Johann Bishop of Strasbourg and Johann Bishop of Basel[1156].  Jean I Duke of Lorraine granted property in “Romont...Sancto Mauricio, d’Aconcourt, de Sancti-Petri-Monte, de Vallois, et de Buceriis ante Gibertivilllare” to “Bruno dominus de Rebalpierre” by charter dated 6 Jun 1362[1157].  “Ulrich und Brune gebruder herren zu Rapolczstein” agreed a division of “die herschaft von Rapolczstein” by charter dated 30 Jun 1373[1158].  “Ulrich herre zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag” donated property to Kloster Päris for masses on his anniversary, with the consent of “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein, Hug von Rapoltzstein tumherre und portener der styft zu Straßburg gebrudere und Hertzelaude des vorgenanten hern Ulriches...tochter”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1377[1159].  “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein und...Hertzelaude frowe zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag, hern Ulriches seligen tochter...” issued a charter dated 5 Sep 1377 in favour of “Cuntz von Halstat[1160]A charter dated 20 Mar 1377 (O.S.?) records an agreement between “Brun seigneur de la Hauteribaupierre, Jean de Vergy seigneur de Fonuanz et seneschaulx de Bourgongne, messire Jehan de Chastel chevaliers” and “Brocars fils feu...Brocart seigneur de Fenestranges et de Pouruacre...Alixend sa femme fille dudit messire Brun et damoiselles Jehannette et Ysabel filles d’iceluy messire Brun”, noting that Bruno had been excluded from government and guardians appointed for his daughters “ladite Jeannette ledit messire Jean de Chastel et à ladite Ysabel ledit messire Jean de Vergy”, for the marriage between “Guillaume de Vergey fils desdits messire Jean de Vergy et madame Jeanne de Chalon” and “damoiselle Ysabel fille desdits messire Brun et madame Jeanne [de Blammont] sa femme et seur germaine desdites Ellesen [Alixend] et Jeannete[1161]Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapolczstein” confirmed his niece Herzlaude’s agreement to sell her share in Rappoltstein to him by charter dated 4 Jul 1378[1162]Jehan de Vergy sires de Fonuens” and “Brun sires de la Haute-Ribaupierre” agreed the division of properties between the three daughters of the latter, comprising the succession of “Jeanne de Blammont jadis dame de la Haute-Ribeaupierre leur mere et de...Marguerite de Blammont dame de Puteleinges leur tante”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1381 (O.S.?)[1163].  Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia granted part of the tolls from Limburg to Rappoltsweiler to Brawnen von Hohen Rapoltstein...Maximinen, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 9 Jun 1394[1164]m firstly (contract 21 Mar 1363) as her second husband, JEANNE de Blâmont, widow of HENRI de Faucogney Seigneur de Château-Humbert, daughter of AME de Blâmont Seigneur de Deneuvre & his wife Isabelle de Saint-Dizier (-[29 Apr 1378/17 Mar 1381]).  The marriage contract between Jehans de Nuefchestel sire de Villanffans le nuef et Jehannate de Falcoigney fille jay dit seignour Henry de Falcoigney seignour de Chastel Hembert et visconte de Visour...Jehanne de Blanmont dame de Maigneres mere a moy Jehannate dessus dite” and “Brum seignour de Ribalpierre” is dated 21 Mar 1363 (O.S.?)[1165].  “Marguerite de Blamont dame de Puttelanges, femme de Jean de Sapines” sold “la moitié du siexte du puits du Bourg-Communal”, the share held “encore indivise avec Jeanne de Blamont sa sœur femme de Brun de Ribeaupierre”, to “Hugues de Chalon-Arlay” by charter dated 1373[1166].  She is named in a charter dated 29 Apr 1378, and as deceased in a charter dated 17 Mar 1381[1167]A charter dated 26 Sep 1402 records a claim by “Yolant de Bar et Ysabel de Bar” against “Monsieur Iean de Vergy chevalier et sa femme, Messire Ferry de Chardoines, I. de Saint-Dizier sa femme, Ieanne et Ysabel de la Haute Ribaupierre”, the latter stating that Guillaume de Dampierre, son of “Messire Iean de Dampierre...seigneur de Saint Disier”, married “Ieanne de Chalon fille Estienne de Chalon Seigneur de Vignorry”, whose children were “Iean et Ysabeau” of whom Jean married “Aliz d’Aufemont” while Isabelle succeeded “à la terre de Vignorry” and married “Hue de Blancmont” and had “Ieanne femme de Brun de la Hauteribaupierre[1168]m secondly (before 5 Sep 1381) ANNE [Agnes] de Grandson, daughter of JACQUES de Grandson Seigneur de Pesmes & his wife Marguerite de Vergy (-after 30 Nov 1392)Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: the testament of [her sister] “Auliz de Grantson dame de Nores”, dated 19 Aug 1400 published early Sep 1400, bequeathed property to “Jehanne de Grantson ma damoiselle...Maximinus mon nepveur seigneur de Ribaupierre...ma niepce la fille de ma suer la dame de Popet...[1169]Friedrich Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that “Brunen herren zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein” had granted dower to “Annen von Gransson sime...wibe” by charter dated 5 Sep 1381[1170].  “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rappoltstein” granted “burg und stat zu Gemer” to “mime...wibe Annen von Gransson” as dower by charter dated 27 Apr 1383[1171].  “Bruno miles dominus de Alta Rubapetra” granted property to “domine Agnetis de Grandissono eius uxoris” to “mime...wibe Annen von Gransson” as dower by charter dated 20 Jun 1386[1172].  “Brun signour de la Halte Rabapierre et damne Agneil de Gransson femme dou dit...Brun” issued a charter relating to a mortgage of property dated 30 Nov 1392[1173]Bruno & his first wife had three children: 

a)         ALIXENDE von Rappoltstein (-before 17 Mar 1382).  The marriage contract between “Burghart herre zu Vinstingen und zu Schonnecke unde frowe Blanczscheflour von Valkenstein sin...frowe...unserme sune” and “Brunen von Rapoltstein und...Johannen von Blankenberg sinre...frowen, tohter” is dated 20 Feb 1371 (O.S.?)[1174]Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the following document: a charter dated 20 Mar 1377 (O.S.?) records an agreement between “Brun seigneur de la Hauteribaupierre, Jean de Vergy seigneur de Fonuanz et seneschaulx de Bourgongne, messire Jehan de Chastel chevaliers” and “Brocars fils feu...Brocart seigneur de Fenestranges et de Pouruacre...Alixend sa femme fille dudit messire Brun et damoiselles Jehannette et Ysabel filles d’iceluy messire Brun[1175].  “Jehan de Vergy sires de Fonuens” and “Brun sires de la Haute-Ribaupierre” agreed the division of properties between the three daughters of the latter, comprising the succession of “Jeanne de Blammont jadis dame de la Haute-Ribeaupierre leur mere et de...Marguerite de Blammont dame de Puteleinges leur tante”, under which “Jehanne de Ribaupierre et damoiselle Blancheflour de Fenestranges fille de feu damoiselle Elizen de Ribaupierre” received “le chastel et la forteresse de Maingnieres...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1381 (O.S.?)[1176]m (contract 20 Feb 1372, before 20 Mar 1378) BURCHARD von Vinstingen, son of BURCHARD Herr von Vinstingen [Fénétranges] & his wife Blanchefleur von Valkenstein. 

b)         JEANNE von Rappoltstein (-after 27 Jun 1410)A charter dated 20 Mar 1377 (O.S.?) records an agreement between “Brun seigneur de la Hauteribaupierre, Jean de Vergy seigneur de Fonuanz et seneschaulx de Bourgongne, messire Jehan de Chastel chevaliers” and “Brocars fils feu...Brocart seigneur de Fenestranges et de Pouruacre...Alixend sa femme fille dudit messire Brun et damoiselles Jehannette et Ysabel filles d’iceluy messire Brun”, noting that Bruno had been excluded from government and guardians appointed for his daughters “ladite Jeannette ledit messire Jean de Chastel et à ladite Ysabel ledit messire Jean de Vergy[1177]Dame de Magnières: Jehan de Vergy sires de Fonuens” and “Brun sires de la Haute-Ribaupierre” agreed the division of properties between the three daughters of the latter, comprising the succession of “Jeanne de Blammont jadis dame de la Haute-Ribeaupierre leur mere et de...Marguerite de Blammont dame de Puteleinges leur tante”, under which “Jehanne de Ribaupierre et damoiselle Blancheflour de Fenestranges fille de feu damoiselle Elizen de Ribaupierre” received “le chastel et la forteresse de Maingnieres...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1381 (O.S.?)[1178].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the following document: Folmar de Gueroltzekke et damoiselle Jehanne de Ribauperre sa femme” confirmed the partition agreement agreed with her father by charter dated 3 Mar 1382 (O.S.?)[1179].  A register dated 1402 records that “Iohanna et Ysabellis de Altarapinapetra sorores...heredesque ut asserunt defuncti Edouardi quondam domini de S. Desiderio et de Vangionerivo” claimed against “Ferricum de Chardoigne militem et Iohannam dominam de Rupe eius uxorem heredem se dicentem præfati defuncti” regarding the disputed succession[1180].  A document dated 18 Aug 1408 records a claim made by “Ioannam de Altarapinepetra dominam de Migneariis relictam defuncti Folmerii de Guerolezek scutiferi et Ysabellim de Altarapinepetra dominam de Portu eius sororem relictam defuncti Guillelmi de Vergeio quondam militis, se gerentes heredes...defuncti Edouardi quondam domini...de Vangione-rivo” against “Reginam” reciting that “defunctus Stephanus de Cabilone miles...dominus...de Vangione rivo et...eius matrimonio”, had “Ioannam de Cabilone eius filiam” who married “defuncto Guillelmo de Domnapetra milite domino S. Desiderii et filio defuncti Iohannis de Domnapetra domini quondam S. Desiderii” and had “plures liberi...Iohannes...dominus...de Vangione-rivo et S. Desiderii...et Ysabellis...domina...de Vruilla et de Montenot”, that “dictus...Ioannes” married “Alipdi de Auffemonte filia...quondam Marescalli Franciæ...de Nigella” by whom he had “Ioannes de S. Desiderio...magnus Coquus Franciæ ac dominus...de Vangione-rivo et de S. Desiderio” who married “Maria de Barro” and had “dictum Eduardum” who died Aug 1401, that “defunctus quondam Guillelmus de Domnapetra miles ex sua uxore...de Asperomonte” had “duos liberos...Ioannem [incorrect, see 1317 charter] et Gaufredum”, the latter being father of “Henricum...dominus de Rupe” who was father of “Ioanna uxor...Ferrici [de Chardoigne][1181]Letters dated 27 Jun 1410 record that “Eguen Comte de Kibourc...Ieanne de la Haute-Ribeaupierre Dame de Mignieres sa femme” claimed “la tierce partie...de S. Disier en Parthois...” under the succession of “feu...Edouart iadis Seign...de S. Disier et de Vignory[1182]m firstly (before 3 Mar 1383) VOLMAR von Geroldseck am Wasichen, son of ---.  m secondly (after 18 Aug 1408) EGON [II] Graf von Kiburg, son of HARTMANN [III] Graf von Kiburg, Landgraf in Burgundy [Habsburg] & his wife Anne de Neuchâtel-Nidau (-Bern [10 Aug/1 Nov] 1414). 

c)         ISABELLE von Rappoltstein )Johanna domina de Facoigneyo uxor...Henrici de Longo vico domini de Rahone militis”, dated 20 Mar 1372 (O.S.) published 25 Apr 1373, which made bequests to “...Ysabelle sorori mee uterine...[1183]A charter dated 20 Mar 1377 (O.S.?) records an agreement between “Brun seigneur de la Hauteribaupierre, Jean de Vergy seigneur de Fonuanz et seneschaulx de Bourgongne, messire Jehan de Chastel chevaliers” and “Brocars fils feu...Brocart seigneur de Fenestranges et de Pouruacre...Alixend sa femme fille dudit messire Brun et damoiselles Jehannette et Ysabel filles d’iceluy messire Brun”, noting that Bruno had been excluded from government and guardians appointed for his daughters “ladite Jeannette ledit messire Jean de Chastel et à ladite Ysabel ledit messire Jean de Vergy”, for the marriage between “Guillaume de Vergey fils desdits messire Jean de Vergy et madame Jeanne de Chalon” and “damoiselle Ysabel fille desdits messire Brun et madame Jeanne [de Blammont] sa femme et seur germaine desdites Ellesen [Alixend] et Jeannete[1184].  Dame de Montenot: “Jehan de Vergy sires de Fonuens” and “Brun sires de la Haute-Ribaupierre” agreed the division of properties between the three daughters of the latter, comprising the succession of “Jeanne de Blammont jadis dame de la Haute-Ribeaupierre leur mere et de...Marguerite de Blammont dame de Puteleinges leur tante”, under which “Ysabel de Ribaupierre femme de...Guillaume de Vergey fils dudit monseigneur de Fonuens” received “la forteresse et chastel de Montenot...”, by charter dated 17 Mar 1381 (O.S.?)[1185]Jean de Vergy seigneur de Fouvent, Guillaume son fils, et Isabelle sa femme fille de Brun de Ribeaupierre” relinquished their claim to Faucogney in favour of the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 1394[1186].  A register dated 1402 records that “Iohanna et Ysabellis de Altarapinapetra sorores...heredesque ut asserunt defuncti Edouardi quondam domini de S. Desiderio et de Vangionerivo” claimed against “Ferricum de Chardoigne militem et Iohannam dominam de Rupe eius uxorem heredem se dicentem præfati defuncti” regarding the disputed succession[1187].  A document dated 18 Aug 1408 records a claim made by “Ioannam de Altarapinepetra dominam de Migneariis relictam defuncti Folmerii de Guerolezek scutiferi et Ysabellim de Altarapinepetra dominam de Portu eius sororem relictam defuncti Guillelmi de Vergeio quondam militis, se gerentes heredes...defuncti Edouardi quondam domini...de Vangione-rivo” against “Reginam” reciting that “defunctus Stephanus de Cabilone miles...dominus...de Vangione rivo et...eius matrimonio”, had “Ioannam de Cabilone eius filiam” who married “defuncto Guillelmo de Domnapetra milite domino S. Desiderii et filio defuncti Iohannis de Domnapetra domini quondam S. Desiderii” and had “plures liberi...Iohannes...dominus...de Vangione-rivo et S. Desiderii...et Ysabellis...domina...de Vruilla et de Montenot”, that “dictus...Ioannes” married “Alipdi de Auffemonte filia...quondam Marescalli Franciæ...de Nigella” by whom he had “Ioannes de S. Desiderio...magnus Coquus Franciæ ac dominus...de Vangione-rivo et de S. Desiderio” who married “Maria de Barro” and had “dictum Eduardum” who died Aug 1401, that “defunctus quondam Guillelmus de Domnapetra miles ex sua uxore...de Asperomonte” had “duos liberos...Ioannem [incorrect, see 1317 charter] et Gaufredum”, the latter being father of “Henricum...dominus de Rupe” who was father of “Ioanna uxor...Ferrici [de Chardoigne][1188]m (Betrothed 20 Mar 1378, before 17 Mar 1382) GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Port-sur-Saône, son of JEAN de Vergy Seigneur de Fouvent et de Champlitte & his first wife Jeanne de Chalon (-killed in battle Nikopolis [28] Sep 1396). 

Bruno & his second wife had four children: 

d)         MAXIMIN "Smassmann" von Rappoltstein (-[25 Feb/5 Mar] 1451).  Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia confirmed an arrangement made by “Brawn von Rapoltstein...Maximin, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 31 Mar 1392 (O.S.?)[1189]Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia granted part of the tolls from Limburg to Rappoltsweiler to Brawnen von Hohen Rapoltstein...Maximinen, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 9 Jun 1394[1190]Herr von Rappoltstein.  “Maximinus dominus de Rapoltzstein” confirmed property of the chapter of Basel “meo et Ulrici de Rapoltzstein fratris mei nomine” by charter dated 19 Sep 1398[1191].  “Smaßman herre zu Rapoltzstein” made commitments to “seine zwene brudere Johans und Ulrich von Rapolczstein”, for when they reached “einre lehember oder viertzehen jare alte”, by charter dated 6 May 1399[1192].  Leopold IV Duke of Austria settled a dispute between “unserm...ohain Hansen von Lupfen lantgrafen zu Stulingen” and “Smahsman und Ulrichen gebrudere herren zu Rappolczstein” concerning the inheritance of “Herzelauden von Rappolczstein” by charter dated 18 Jun 1400[1193].  The testament of [his maternal aunt] Auliz de Grantson dame de Nores”, dated 19 Aug 1400 published early Sep 1400, bequeathed property to “Jehanne de Grantson ma damoiselle...Maximinus mon nepveur seigneur de Ribaupierre...ma niepce la fille de ma suer la dame de Popet...[1194]Maximin/Smassmann was last named in a charter dated 25 Feb 1451 and as deceased in a charter dated 15 Mar 1451[1195]m firstly (before 27 Nov 1400) --- von Habsburg, daughter of JOHANN [IV] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von [Hohen-]Landenberg-Greifensee.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 27 Nov 1400 under which “Smaßman herre ze Rappoltsteine” confirmed a grant, naming “mins...swehers graf Johanses von Habesburg herre zu Louffenberg, mins bruder Ulriches muntpar[1196].  In another charter, dated 31 Mar 1402, “Graff Hannßen von Habspurg herr zu Lauffenberg” names “herren Schmasman...seinen bruder[1197].  Despite this term, the chronology appears unfavourable for “swehers” in the 27 Nov 1400 charter to be interpreted as brother-in-law rather than father-in-law.  m secondly (before 8 Mar 1414, separated [1421?]) as her second husband, CATHERINE de Bourgogne, widow of LEOPOLD [IV] "der Stolze" Duke of Austria, daughter of PHILIPPE "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy [Valois] & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Montbard Apr 1378-Grey-sur-Saône 24 Jan 1425, bur Dijon).  A charter dated 19 Dec 1414 names “der frowen von Rapoltstein, geborn von Burgund[1198].  Letters of Jean Duke of Burgundy dated 15 Feb 1415 record that “sororem nostram Austrie ducissam” had “in scandalum domus Austrie et domus Burgundie matrimonium contraxisse cum servo suo...Smasmanio[1199].  A manuscript dated before 4 Nov 1415 indicates the marriage of Smassmann and Catherine de Bourgogne[1200].  Egon [II] Graf von Kyburg wrote to “mon...freres Maxemant signeur de la Haulte Ribaulpierre”, mentioning “ma femme, vostre seur”, regarding “laffaire que vous aves pour le fait de ma dame vostre femme en lencontre du duc de Bourgoingne et contre le jeune duc d’Osterriche”, dated 8 Mar [1416][1201]m thirdly ([1426/34?], confirmed 3 Apr 1434) ELSA Wetzel, daughter of HANNEMANN Wetzel & his wife --- (-after 20 Jan 1439).  Sigmund King of Germany confirmed the validity of the marriage of “Smaßman herre zu Rapoltstein” and “Elsen Weczelynn”, by whom he had “sone und tochter...Casparn, Wilhelme, Steffeny, Beatrix, Emichen und Frenen”, by charter dated 3 Apr 1434[1202].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated under which “Smahsman herre zu Rappoltzstein”, after the death of “Hannemann Wetzel”, granted property to “dessen Töchter Eilsin, Katharin und Angnese” for life[1203].  The prioress of Unterlinden wrote to “Elsin...Smasman von Roppelstein gemahel” renewing her offer to receive her daughters in the priory, dated 20 Jan 1439[1204].  A source dated to [1512/19] names “Elsen frowe von der Dick und von Specksberg” as the wife of “Schmasman”, adding that the couple had “3 sun und 7 dechter...Caspar, Wilhelm und Schmasman, Steffenia, Beatrix, Emichen, Fren, Ursula, Helena und Affra” of whom “Steffenia und Beatrix in dazs kloster zu Underlinden zu Colmar...Helena, Ursula, Affra in das kloster gen Aspach...Frenen...gestorben 1485...Emichen ist gestorben in seiner jugent[1205].  Maximin & his third wife had ten children (six named in the 3 Apr 1434 charter, quoted above, legitimated by their parents’s subsequent marriage, and in the [1512/19] source which adds four other children who were presumably born after 2 Apr 1434): 

-        HERREN von RAPPOLTSTEIN

e)         JOHANN von Rappoltstein (after [1386]-after 6 May 1399).  Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia confirmed an arrangement made by “Brawn von Rapoltstein...Maximin, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 31 Mar 1392 (O.S.?)[1206]Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia granted part of the tolls from Limburg to Rappoltsweiler to Brawnen von Hohen Rapoltstein...Maximinen, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 9 Jun 1394[1207].  “Smaßman herre zu Rapoltzstein” made commitments to “seine zwene brudere Johans und Ulrich von Rapolczstein”, for when they reached “einre lehember oder viertzehen jare alte”, by charter dated 6 May 1399[1208]

f)          ULRICH von Rappoltstein (after [1386/87]-killed in battle Bulgnéville 2 Jul 1431).  Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia confirmed an arrangement made by “Brawn von Rapoltstein...Maximin, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 31 Mar 1392 (O.S.?)[1209]Wenzel King of Germany and Bohemia granted part of the tolls from Limburg to Rappoltsweiler to Brawnen von Hohen Rapoltstein...Maximinen, Hansen und Ulrichen seinen sonen” by charter dated 9 Jun 1394[1210].  “Maximinus dominus de Rapoltzstein” confirmed property of the chapter of Basel “meo et Ulrici de Rapoltzstein fratris mei nomine” by charter dated 19 Sep 1398[1211].  “Smaßman herre zu Rapoltzstein” made commitments to “seine zwene brudere Johans und Ulrich von Rapolczstein”, for when they reached “einre lehember oder viertzehen jare alte”, by charter dated 6 May 1399[1212].  Leopold IV Duke of Austria settled a dispute between “unserm...ohain Hansen von Lupfen lantgrafen zu Stulingen” and “Smahsman und Ulrichen gebrudere herren zu Rappolczstein” concerning the inheritance of “Herzelauden von Rappolczstein” by charter dated 18 Jun 1400[1213].  “Smahsman und Ulrich gebrudere herren ze Rappolczstein” issued a charter dated 15 Dec 1406[1214].  A source dated 5 Jul 1431 records the death of “Elsen frowe von der Dick und von Specksberg” as the wife of “Schmasman”, adding that the couple had “3 sun und 7 dechter...Caspar, Wilhelm und Schmasman, Steffenia, Beatrix, Emichen, Fren, Ursula, Helena und Affra[1215]m (before 18 Jun 1400) --- von Habsburg, daughter of JOHANN [IV] von Habsburg Graf von Laufenburg & his wife Agnes von [Hohen-]Landenberg-Greifensee.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 19 Jun 1400 under which “Schmasman und Ulrich herren ze Rapoltstein” swore allegiance to Leopold IV Duke of Austria, sealed by “Ulrich von Rapoltstein” using the seal of “min...sweher grauf Hans von Habspurg[1216].  Her father was also guardian of her husband, as confirmed by the 27 Nov 1400 charter quoted above. 

g)         ELSA von Rappoltstein (-after 6 Oct 1408).  “Smaßmann herre ze Rappolczstein” granted property to “minre...swester Elsen von Rappoltzstain zu Hanse Ulrich vom Huse von Isenheim mynem...swager” by charter dated to [1400][1217].  “Eilsin von Rappoltzstein” wrote to her brother Schmassmann concerning warlike threats, dated 6 Oct 1408[1218]m HANS ULRICH vom Huse von Isenheim, son of ---. 

Bruno had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

h)         ULRICHSmaßman herre ze Rappoltsteine” names “Ulriches des basthartes von Rappoltsteine mins bruders, kircherren der kirchen zu Richenwiler” in a charter dated 27 Nov 1400[1219]. 

i)           SUSANNA .  “Brune herre zu Rappoltzstein” granted dowry to “Suselin minre tohter”, establishing conditions “wenne Maximinus, Hans und Ulrich, mine sune, zu yren tagen komment”, and “Hanneman Bernhart” granted payments to “Clewelin minem sune, zu...Suselin sinre...husfrowen”, by charter dated 29 Jan 1398[1220]m (contract 29 Jan 1398) KLAUS Bernhard, son of HANNEMANN Bernhard & his wife ---. 

6.         HUGO von Rappoltstein (-before 29 May 1387).  Ulrich herr zu Rappolstein, Bruno et Hugelinus de Rappoltstein” sold property to “Böldelin Rebstockh burger zu Straßburg” by charter dated 1365[1221].  Canon at Strasbourg: Johann Bishop of Strasbourg issued a charter for “Hugen unser tumherre von Rapoltzstein” dated 9 Nov 1366[1222].  “Her Hug von Rappoltzstein dumherre und portener der stift zu Strasburg, her Ulrich und her Brune herren zu Roppoltzsteine sine brudere...” sold property by charter dated 16/21 Feb 1374 (O.S.?)[1223].  “Ulrich herre zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag” donated property to Kloster Päris for masses on his anniversary, with the consent of “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein, Hug von Rapoltzstein tumherre und portener der styft zu Straßburg gebrudere und Hertzelaude des vorgenanten hern Ulriches...tochter”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1377[1224].  He was named as deceased in a charter dated 29 May 1387[1225]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  GRAFEN von SAARWERDEN

 

 

 

FRIEDRICH, son of [GOTTFRIED [I] Graf von Blieskastel & his wife ---].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1226], Friedrich Graf von Saarwerden was the possible son of Gottfried [I] Graf von Blieskastel.  The basis for this is not known, but it is presumably connected with the transmission of the name Folmar into the Saarwerden family.  Graf von Saarwerden.  1111/1131. 

m GERTRUD von Bücken, daughter of --- (-13 Dec ----).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1172 under which her grandson "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre)[1227]The necrology of Siegburg records the death “Id Dec” of “Gretæ de Bucken uxoris Friderici de Sarwerden[1228]

Graf Friedrich [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         FOLMAR (-1165 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1172 under which her son "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre)[1229]Graf von Saarwerden.  He took part in the Second Crusade, returning before 10 Aug 1149 when he is recorded at Varangéville[1230]m ETIENNETTE de Montbéliard, daughter of THIERRY [II] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife --- (-after 4 Dec 1160).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the second of the two daughters of "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi" as the mother of "Ludovicus de Salvernia"[1231].  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 1172 under which her son "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre)[1232]Graf Folmar & his wife had two children: 

a)         LUDWIG [I] (-1200 or after)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the second of the two daughters of "Theodoricum de Monte Beliardi" as the mother of "Ludovicus de Salvernia"[1233].  Seigneur de Rougemont et d'Amance-en-Bourgogne.  "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) by charter dated 1172[1234].  “Ludowicus...comes de Salwerna” granted toll exemptions in his lands to the monks of Haute-Seille by charter dated 1185[1235]m GERTRUD von Dagsburg, daughter of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Lutgardis von Sulzbach.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Graf Ludwig [I] & his wife had six children: 

-        GRAFEN von SAARWERDEN[1236]The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch records the death in 1310 of "Dominum Iohannem de Sarwerden Comitem"[1237]

b)         LUDWIG [II] (-after 1172).  "Ludovicus senior comes de Sarwerden" records donations by "avus meus dominus Fridericus comes de Sarwerden et uxor eius Gertrudis…domino Volmaro patre meo et Stephania mea matre…frater meus Ludovicus" to the abbey of Wœrschweiler (Wernereswilre) by charter dated 1172[1238]

 

 

1.         JOHANN von SaarwerdenGraf von Saarwerdenm ---.  Johann & his wife had two children: 

a)         HEINRICH von Saarwerden (-18 Jul 1397)Graf von SaarwerdenThe death is recorded XV Kal Aug” 1397 of “Heinricus comes de Sarwerden dominus in Rappolstein et in Hohennack[1239]m (before 4 Jul 1378) as her first husband, HERZLAUDE von Rappoltstein, daughter of ULRICH Herr von Rappoltstein & his first wife Herzlaude von Fürstenberg (-before 18 Jun 1400).  The late 15th century Chronicle of Peter von Andlau names “Hertzelande” as the only child of Ulrich and his first wife “Hertzelande grefin von Fürstenberg”, recording that she married “ein grofen von Sarwer[1240].  “Graf Rudolf von Habspurg herre ze Loffenberg” promised payments to “grafe Hansen unsern sun” when he married “Ulrichen herren zu Rappoltstein...Herczeladen...tohter” by charter dated 9 Dec 1372[1241].  This betrothal did not proceed as shown by the 4 Jul 1378 charter under which [her uncle] Bruno Herr von Rappoltstein confirmed that he had not permitted the marriage to proceed, which resulted in legal proceedings in Nürnberg as shown by a charter dated 25 Aug 1379[1242].  “Ulrich herre zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag” donated property to Kloster Päris for masses on his anniversary, with the consent of “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein, Hug von Rapoltzstein tumherre und portener der styft zu Straßburg gebrudere und Hertzelaude des vorgenanten hern Ulriches...tochter”, by charter dated 11 Jul 1377[1243].  Frau von Rappoltstein und Hohenack: “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapoltzstein und...Hertzelaude frowe zu Rapoltzstein und ze Hohennag, hern Ulriches seligen tochter...” issued a charter dated 5 Sep 1377 in favour of “Cuntz von Halstat[1244].  “Heinrich graff zu Sarwerde und...Herczelauden frowe zu Rapolczstein und zu Hohennag”, with the agreement of “mins vatters hern Johanses grafen zu Sarwerde”, granted half his county to his wife as dower, and “Brune herre zu der Hohen Rapolczstein” confirmed his niece Herzlaude’s agreement to sell her share in Rappoltstein to him, by charter dated 4 Jul 1378, amended by a further charter dated 15 Aug 1378[1245].  The couple’s marriage was declared valid, despite Herzlaude’s previous betrothal, by a Papal representative by charter dated 7 Aug 1393[1246].  “Hertzelauden grefin von Sarwerden frowe zu Ropsteyn und zu Hohenag” confirmed donations to Kloster Alspach made by “myns...herren seligen her Heinrichs wilent greffen zu Sarwerde...”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1398[1247].  She married secondly (contract 6 Sep 1398) Johann von Lupfen Landgraf von StühlingenLeopold IV Duke of Austria settled a dispute between “unserm...ohain Hansen von Lupfen lantgrafen zu Stulingen” and “Smahsman und Ulrichen gebrudere herren zu Rappolczstein” concerning the inheritance of “Herzelauden von Rappolczstein” by charter dated 18 Jun 1400[1248]

b)         WALPURGA von Saarwerden ).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been idenfitied.  m FRIEDRICH Graf von Mörs, son of DIETRICH Graf von Mörs & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  STRASBOURG: AVOCATS/VÖGTE

 

 

Considering that the advocacy of major monasteries and bishoprics may have been inherited, the following extracts naming the advocates of Strasbourg between the mid-11th and mid-13th centuries show the repetition of the names Heinrich and Anselm among the office-holders.  The information in the source documents is insufficient to reconstruct any families with any confidence.  It should also be borne in mind that the inheritance of positions such as advocatus may not have been through a male line of primogeniture. 

 

 

1.         HEINRICH [I] (-after 30 May 1089).  Advocate of StrasbourgHeinrihc advocatus, Eberhart comes, Cuono comes...” witnessed the charter dated 1061 under which “Folmarus et uxor mea Heilicha” donated Hugshofen abbey to Strasbourg[1249].  “Sigifridus magna Francorum ex stirpe progenitus” donated property “Ulmena...in pago Mortenouua in comitatu Chinzihdorff et Otenheim...” to Strasbourg, in the presence of “Luitfridus comes”, by charter dated 1070, the dating clause stating “eiusdem ecclesie principali advocato[1250].  Otto Bishop of Strasbourg issued a charter for Wanhardi fidelis nostri” dated 30 May 1089, witnessed “sub advocati Heinrici[1251]

 

2.         HEZEL (-[1096/97]).  Advocate of Strasbourg...Hezel eiusdem loci advocatus, Anshelm...” witnessed the charter dated 1096 issued by Otto Bishop of Strasbourg for Haslach St Florentius[1252]

 

3.         ANSELM [I] (-after 21 Sep 1109).  [“...Anshelmo urbis prefecto...” witnessed the charter dated 4 Feb 1095 under which Otto Bishop of Strasbourg referred to a donation to Schleltstadt St. Fideskirche[1253].  “...Hezel eiusdem loci advocatus, Anshelm...” witnessed the charter dated 1096 issued by Otto Bishop of Strasbourg for Haslach St Florentius[1254].  It is not known whether Anselm named in these two charters was the same person as Anselm [I].]  Advocate of StrasbourgAnselmi principalis advocati...” witnessed the charter dated 1097 under which “Burchardus Argentinensis ecclesie prepositus” donated “predium...in pago Fricgowe situm Hercenahc” to Strasbourg[1255].  “...Anshelm advocatus...” witnessed charters dated 29 Dec 1100, 1105, 21 Sep 1109 (which names “Anselm et uxor eius Hadewich” among donors, although it is not certain that he was the same person)[1256]

 

 

Two brothers, assuming that “patruus” in the 20 Jan 1129 charter quoted below can be interpreted in its strict sense of paternal uncle.  The identification of the mother of Heinrich [II] is speculative but appears to be one possible interpretation of the relationships indicated in the otherwise contradictory 1126 and 1143 charters quoted below. 

 

1.         SIGEFRIED (-after 20 Jan 1129).  Advocate of Strasbourg...Sigefrido advocato...” is named in the dating clause of the 1116 charter under which “Diezwib” donated “dimidium mansum in Dungenesheim et Biscofesheim...” to Strasbourg[1257].  “Helwigis comitissa filia comitis Gerhardi de castro Egensheim...et Hugone filio suo majore eius advocato ceterisque filiis ipsius” donated “Berhtam” to Strasbourg by charter dated 1118, witnessed by “filiis ambobus laycis Hugone maiore et minore Udalrico...Sigefridus advocatus et Heinrich et Diebolth vicedominus[1258]Sigefrit advocatus, Diepolt vicedominus, Hug exactor...” witnessed the charter dated 1118 under which “Bruno major Argentinensis ecclesie prepositus et imperatoris Heinrici cancellarius per manum advocati mei Uuecelonis comitis” donated “predium...in villa...Scerewilre” to Strasbourg[1259].  “Sigefrit advocatus, Sigefrit urbis prefectus, Werinhere vicedominus...” witnessed the charter dated 1119 under which Cuno Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed that “Cono...et uxor eius Judinta de Lupphenstein” donated a serf to Strasbourg[1260].  "…Advocatus eiusdem civitatis Heinricus et patruus eius Sifridus" subscribed the charter dated 20 Jan 1129 under which Frédéric Comte de Ferrette and Thierry II Comte de Montbéliard granted the right not to be judged by foreign tribunals to the citizens of Strasbourg[1261].  Schoepflin names "Brunon de Lutzelbourg, doyen de l´Eglise de Strasbourg, en 1108" and "Sigefrid Vogt de Strasbourg, en 1116 et 1119" as younger brothers of "Pierre comte de Lutzelbourg" in his genealogical table but does not cite the sources to which these dates refer[1262].  Given the suggestion made above that Henri was the son of Ita by an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage, it is likely that Sigefroi was also related to Ita’s earlier husband. 

2.         --- .  [m [as her first husband,] ITA, daughter of --- (-after 1143).  She married secondly Pierre Comte de Lutzelbourg.  The Notitia Fundationis Cellæ Sancti Iohannis records a donation of "comes Petrus de Luzelburg, coniuge sua Itha et unico filio Regenhaldo" dated 1126 "in villa Meyenhemswilre"[1263].  A charter dated 1126 notes the foundation of S. Johannis prope Tabernas” by “comes…Petrus de Luzelburg”, with the consent of “coniuge sua Itta et unico filio Regenhaldo[1264]A charter dated 1143 records that “comes Regenoldus comitis de Lutzelburg filius” donated “prædium...Loubach in sacro nemore” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “matris suæ...ac fratris sui Henrici Argentinensis advocati”, in the hands of “Otto hujus loci advocatus[1265].  As noted below under Henri, the involvement in this donation of the donor’s mother and his brother suggests that the latter was Renaud’s uterine brother born from an earlier marriage of his mother, particularly because Renaud is described as his father’s “unico filio” in the 1126 charter quoted above.]  One child: 

a)         HEINRICH [II] (-1148).  Advocate of Strasbourg: “...Heinricus advocatus...” witnessed the charter dated 1119 under which Emperor Heinrich V limited an earlier donation to Strasbourg[1266].  “Heinrici advocati, Sigefridi urbis prefecti...” witnessed the charter dated 1129 under which “Adelgotus...prepositi” donated serfs and property to Strasbourg[1267].  "…Advocatus eiusdem civitatis Heinricus et patruus eius Sifridus" subscribed the charter dated 20 Jan 1129 under which Frédéric Comte de Ferrette and Thierry II Comte de Montbéliard granted the right not to be judged by foreign tribunals to the citizens of Strasbourg[1268].  A charter dated 1143 records that “comes Regenoldus comitis de Lutzelburg filius” donated “prædium...Loubach in sacro nemore” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “matris suæ...ac fratris sui Henrici Argentinensis advocati”, in the hands of “Otto hujus loci advocatus[1269]As mentioned above, it is possible that Henri was illegitimate.  Given the involvement of the donor’s mother and brother in the 1143 charter, the more likely possibility is that Henri was Renaud’s uterine half-brother born to an earlier marriage of their mother.  “...Heinrico eiusdme civitatis advocato...” is named in the dating clause of the charter dated 1144 under which “Bertholdus ecclesie sancti Thomas prepositus” confirmed a donation to Strasbourg made by “Egelolfo et Conrado[1270].  “...Advocatus Heinricus, vicedominus Waltfridus..” witnessed the 1148 charter under which Burchard Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed a donation to Sindelsberg made by “Waltherus filius Gunterammi etate juvenis canonicus...apud Maurimonasterium monachus[1271].    

 

 

1.         ANSELM [II] (-after 25 Jan 1156).  Advocate of StrasbourgAnselmo advocato..” witnessed the 1154 charter under which Burchard Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed possessions of Kloster Schwarzach[1272].  “Dominus Anselmus advocatus Argentinensis, dominus Otto advocatus Maurimonasterii..” witnessed the 1155 charter under which Burchard Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed an exchange involving Kloster Mauersmünster[1273].  “...Anselmus advocatus eiusdem civitatis, Heinricus, Egelolfus cognatus ipsius..” witnessed the 25 Jan 1156 charter under which Emperor Friedrich I confirmed fiscal exemptions to the men of Strasbourg St Thomas and St Peter[1274]

 

2.         ANSELM [III] (-after 1189).  Advocate of Strasbourg...Anselmus advocatus..witnessed the 1183 charter under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg questioned the transfer of from Metz[1275]Burchardus vicedominus Argentinensis, Wernherus marescalus Argentinensis, Waltherus Argentinensis, Anshelmus advocatus Argentinensiswitnessed the 1189 charter issued by Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg for Kloster Eusserthal[1276]

 

3.         HEINRICH [III] von Hüneburg (-after 1219).  Advocate of Strasbourg...Albertus comes de Tagesburc, comes Sigebertus, comes Burkardus de Hohenburc, Bertoldus de Kunegesburc, Heinricus advocatus de Huneburc et Ludewicus frater eiuswitnessed the 4 Mar 1192 charter under which Emperor Heinrich VI restored property from Strasbourg to Kloster Erstein[1277]Sigebertus comes, Heinricus advocatus de Huneburch, Heinricus de Kunisberchwitnessed the 1209 charter of Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg for Kloster Neuburg[1278].  “...Heinricus advocatus de Huneburch...” witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasburg confirmed “monasterium Nuwenburch curiam Harthusen[1279]

 

 

Two possible children.  The precise family relationship between Anselm [IV] and the Hundsfeld family has not been ascertained.  The brothers Heinrich and Marquard are called “cognatos” of Anselm in the 1219 charter quoted below.  For presentational purposes only, they are shown below as cousins but this is only one possible interpretation of the term.  Anselm [IV] was the possible brother of Ulrich [I] von Rappoltstein, assuming that “nepotibus suis” named in the same 1219 charter were his nephews, although the term could indicate a more remote family relationship. 

1.         --- .  m --- .  Two possible children: 

a)         ANSELM [IV], son of --- (-1219 or after)Advocate of StrasbourgHenri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would revert to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[1280]

2.         [--- .  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         HEINRICH [IV] von Hunsfeld .  Henri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would revert to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[1281]Advocate of Strasbourg...Heinricus advocatus...witnessed the 1220 charter under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg confirmed the possessions of Strasbourg hospital[1282]...O[ttone] de Ohsenstein, B[urchardo] de Geroltsecke, --- advocato de Hunsvelt...” witnessed the 29 Sep 1226 charter under which Berthold Bishop of Strasbourg granted “Burg Girbaden” to Simon Graf von Leiningen und Dagsburg[1283]

b)         MARQUARD von Hunsfeld .  Henri Bishop of Strasbourg and “Anshelmum advocatum Argentinensem” agreed that, after the latter died, his property would revert to Strasbourg church, while his advocacy would pass to “cognatos suos Henricum et Marquardum pueros de Hunisvelt”, naming “nepotibus suis Anshelmo et Egelolfo militibus de Rapoltistene” as mortgage holders of the advocacy, by charter dated 1219[1284]

 

3.         RUDOLF von Hunsfeld (-after 25 Jun 1196).  Advocate of Strasbourg...Rudolfus advocatus de Hunesvelt...”, who witnessed the 25 Jun 1196 charter of Heinrich VI King of Germany, may be significant in this respect, although the document does not specify the location over which Rudolf was advocatus[1285]

 

4.         LUDWIG von Lichtenberg, son of --- (-[19 Jul 1249/1255]).  Ludwig’s holding the position of advocate of Strasbourg suggests that he may inherited the post from Heinrich [IV] von Hunsfeld: maybe the Lichtenberg and Hunsfeld families were related through the female line, possibly through Ludwig’s mother.  Henricus et L. nobiles viri de Liechtenberg...” witnessed the charter dated 1219 under which Heinrich Bishop of Strasbourg agreed “Anshelmum advocatum Argent...feudorum suorum[1286]Advocate of Strasbourg: Ludewicus de Liechtenberc advocatus Argentinensis...et filii m ei Henricus et Ludewicus” pledged property to the bishop of Strasbourg by charter dated 19 Jul 1249[1287].  He presumably died before the 1255 charter of his sons. 

 

The advocacy of Strasbourg was retained in the Lichtenberg family after the death of Ludwig von Lichtenberg. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  HERREN, GRAFEN von VALKENSTEIN

 

 

This family has not yet been researched.  The following incomplete outline shows partial reconstructions based on primary sources identified during the course of other research. 

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         WALTER von ValkensteinHerr von Valkenstein.  “Dominus Walterus de Valckenstein et fratres eius Jacobus et Ortliebus” sold “feodum...in villa et in banno Douchindorf” to “abbati...de Nuwenburch”, in the hands of “domini Ludewici advocati de Liethenberch et domini Heinrici militis de Uleckenstein, by charter dated 1237, witnessed by “dominus Symon filius domini Burchardi advocati de Geroltesheche, dominus Heinricus et dominus Albertus fratres de Hohenstein...”, confirmed 1 Mar 1238 by Konrad III King of Germany[1288]

2.         JAKOB von Valkenstein .  “Dominus Walterus de Valckenstein et fratres eius Jacobus et Ortliebus” sold “feodum...in villa et in banno Douchindorf” to “abbati...de Nuwenburch”, in the hands of “domini Ludewici advocati de Liethenberch et domini Heinrici militis de Uleckenstein, by charter dated 1237, witnessed by “dominus Symon filius domini Burchardi advocati de Geroltesheche, dominus Heinricus et dominus Albertus fratres de Hohenstein...”, confirmed 1 Mar 1238 by Konrad III King of Germany[1289]

3.         ORTLIEB von Valkenstein .  “Dominus Walterus de Valckenstein et fratres eius Jacobus et Ortliebus” sold “feodum...in villa et in banno Douchindorf” to “abbati...de Nuwenburch”, in the hands of “domini Ludewici advocati de Liethenberch et domini Heinrici militis de Uleckenstein, by charter dated 1237, witnessed by “dominus Symon filius domini Burchardi advocati de Geroltesheche, dominus Heinricus et dominus Albertus fratres de Hohenstein...”, confirmed 1 Mar 1238 by Konrad III King of Germany[1290]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HEINRICH von ValkensteinGraf von Valkenstein.  "Heinricus et Otto comites de Falchensten fratres" exchanged “jus patronatus ecclesiæ de Wimenova” with the monks of St Urban by charter dated 15 Jul 1274[1291]

2.         OTTO von ValkensteinGraf von Valkenstein.  "Heinricus et Otto comites de Falchensten fratres" exchanged “jus patronatus ecclesiæ de Wimenova” with the monks of St Urban by charter dated 15 Jul 1274[1292]

 

 

1.         BLANCHEFLEUR von Valkenstein The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  m BURCHARD Herr von Vinstingen, son of HEINRICH Herr von Vinstingen [Fénétranges] & his wife --- (-before 20 Mar 1378). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  HERREN von VINSTINGEN (FENETRANGES)

 

 

Two brothers, parents not identified: 

1.         KUNO von Vinstingen (-after Aug 1247).  Horris sires de Rabapierre” made peace with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, committing “Renault conte de Caistres seignor de Biches et...Lowy seignor de Liestemberch...Conon seignor de Fenestrenges...Brunke son frere” to agree, by charter dated Aug 1247[1293]

2.         BRUNO von Vinstingen (-after Aug 1247).  “Horris sires de Rabapierre” made peace with Mathieu II Duke of Lorraine, committing “Renault conte de Caistres seignor de Biches et...Lowy seignor de Liestemberch...Conon seignor de Fenestrenges...Brunke son frere” to agree, by charter dated Aug 1247[1294]

 

 

1.         HUGO von Vinstingen, son of BRUNICHO Herr von Malberg & his wife --- (-after 1304)Herr von Vinstingen [Fénétranges].  “Hugo miles et Johannes armiger domini de Vinstingen...consanguineorum” sold “castrum...in Maylberg cum villis...Sutze, Stadevelt et Alue” to Trier, with the consent of “Gerlaci consanguinei nostri”, by charter dated 11 Jan 1279[1295]m KATHARINA von Zweibrücken, daughter of HEINRICH [II] Graf von Zweibrücken & his wife Agnes von Eberstein.  “Henricus comes Geminipontis” recorded the homage sworn by “Hugonem de Fenestingen generum nostrum...Katerina filia nostra uxor eius”, with the consent of “Symonis, Everardi et Walerami filiorum nostrorum”, by charter dated 1275[1296]

-        HERREN von VINSTINGEN[1297]

 

 

KUNO von Malberg, son of --- (-[1259/62])Herr von MalbergMathieu II Duke of Lorraine acknowledged that dominum Brunique et dominum Cononem de Maberc fratres, tamquam de manuburnia” had sworn homage for “feodo” held by “Brunikes dominus de Faukemont” by charter dated 29 Dec 1238[1298]