ANGOULÊME, LA MARCHE, PERIGORD

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                COMTES de la MARCHE. 3

A.         COMTES de la MARCHE [960]-1091. 3

B.         COMTES de LA MARCHE 1091-1178 (MONTGOMMERY) 14

Chapter 2.                COMTES de PERIGORD. 18

A.         COMTES de PERIGORD [860]-after 975. 18

B.         COMTES de PERIGORD 997-1399 (LA MARCHE) 26

Chapter 3.                COMTES d'ANGOULEME. 54

Chapter 4.                  COMTES d'ANGOULÊME et de la MARCHE (LUSIGNAN) 81

Chapter 5.                NOBILITY of LA MARCHE. 98

A.         VICOMTES d'AUBUSSON.. 98

B.         SEIGNEURS de RANCON, SEIGNEURS de TAILLEBOURG.. 104

Chapter 7.                NOBILITY of PERIGORD. 108

A.         SEIGNEURS de BERGERAC.. 108

Chapter 7.                NOBILITY of ANGOULÊME. 110

A.         VICOMTES d’ANGOULÊME.. 110

B.         SEIGNEURS d’ARCHIAC.. 110

C.        SEIGNEURS de BARBEZIEUX.. 116

D.        SEIGNEURS de COGNAC.. 124

E.         VICOMTES de MARCILLAC.. 127

F.         SEIGNEURS de MONTBRON.. 130

G.        SEIGNEURS de PONS.. 134

H.        SEIGNEURS de la ROCHEFOUCAULD.. 139

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Angoulême lay to the south of the county of Poitou, and covered approximately the same territory as the present-day French département of Charente.  The county of la Marche lay to the north-east of Angoulême, and the county of Périgord to the south-east.  When the territories of the Merovingian king Clotaire were partitioned between his sons after his death in 561, the territory of all three of these future counties formed part of the area allocated to king Charibert, whose capital was in Paris[1].  When King Charibert died in 567, Angoulême and Périgord were transferred to his brother Gontran, although they were not territorially contiguous with the latter's Burgundian kingdom.  The area of the future county of la Marche was transferred to Gontran's brother King Chilperic.  By the end of the 6th century, the whole area formed part of the kingdom of Neustria, although from 629 to 633 it was incorporated into the kingdom of Aquitaine which King Dagobert I created for his half-brother King Charibert II.  Under the Carolingian partition recorded in the treaty of Verdun in 843, all three counties lay firmly within the kingdom of the West Franks. 

 

The counties of Angoulême and la Marche were united under the control of the family of the sires de Lusignan (see Chapter 4), until the death in 1303 of Hugues [XIV], the last direct male line descendant.  They were inherited by his sisters Isabelle and Jeanne, who jointly sold their rights to Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France in 1309, at which time they were incorporated into the domaine royale

 

From the point of view of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, throughout the medieval period the bishoprics of Angoulême and Périgueux lay within the archbishopric of Bordeaux, while the county of la Marche lay within the jurisdiction of the bishopric of Limoges, which formed part of the province of Bourges[2]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de la MARCHE

 

 

A.      COMTES de la MARCHE [960]-1091

 

 

The county of la Marche first appears in primary source records in the mid-10th century, the first recorded count being "Bosonis vetuli de Marca" who is named by Adémar de Chabannes[3].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia", last descendant in the male line of Boson [I], was killed in battle in 1091[4].  Boson's sister, married to one of the sons of Roger de Montgommery Sire d'Alençon and Earl of Shropshire, inherited the county.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that Audebert [IV] sold all his properties, including presumably the county of la Marche although this is not specified, to Henry II King of England before leaving for Jerusalem, dated to [1178] from the context[5].  King Henry II and his son King Richard I retained the county in their own hands.  After the death in 1199 of King Richard, Hugues [X] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan seized the county, the acquisition being accepted by King John.  The later comtes de la Marche are shown in Chapter 4 of the present document. 

 

The name of the county suggests that it was originally a "March", in other locations in Europe the name given in medieval times to a frontier area ruled by a marquis/Markgraf/marchese who was appointed by royal authority to maintain control with a firm military hand.  However, the local requirement for this type of jurisdiction in the area to the north-east of Angoulême is unclear. 

 

The origins of Geoffroy, first ancestor shown below, are unknown.  Settipani suggests that he may have been the son of Comte Roger ([780/after 790]) who founded the monastery of Charroux[6], which could explain the reference to Geoffroy as "Comte de Charroux" which is referred to below.  The same author also highlights the mention of a deacon at Charroux in [830] named Sulpice, the name which Geoffroy gave to his son. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY, son of --- .  Comte [de Charroux].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[7]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had one child: 

a)         SULPICE .  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[8]m ---.  The name of Sulpice's wife is not known.  Settipani suggests that she was a daughter of Audebert [Vicomte] de Limoges & his wife Deda[9], which would explain the transmission of the names Hélie and Audebert into this family.  Sulpice & his wife had one child:

i)          BOSON [I] "le Vieux" (-before 974).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bosonis vetuli de Marca" as father of "Helias Petragoricensi comite"[10].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[11]Comte de la Marche.  “Droticus” donated “æcclesiam in pago Lemovicensi in proprio alodo...ad Turrim...sancti Salvatoris” to Limoges Saint-Etienne, in the presence of “seniorum meorum Rainaldi...vicecomitis et Bosonis marchionis” [the latter presumably identified as Boson [I] Comte de la Marche], by charter dated Aug 958[12]m AINA [Emma] de Périgord, daughter of [BERNARD [I] Comte d'Angoulême et de Périgord & his first wife Berthe ---].  Ademar names "sorore Bernardi…Emma" as wife of "Bosonis Vetuli" and mother of "Aldebertus comes…Petragoricensis"[13], although this appears difficult to sustain chronologically given the likely birth date range of Bernard in [892/95] and the likely death date of Bernard's father Guillaume in [918].  It is more likely that "sorore" was an error for "filia", unless Aina was Bernard's uterine sister by an unidentified second marriage of his mother.  If Aina was the daughter of Bernard, her naming one of her sons Gausbert suggests that his first wife was her mother, Bernard's son Gausbert being one of his older children, no doubt also born from this first marriage.  Comte Boson [I] & his wife had five children:

(a)       HELIE [I] (-Villebois [975]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bosonis vetuli de Marca" as father of "Helias Petragoricensi comite", specifying that he and "fratre suo Aldeberto" were captured by Guy Vicomte de Limoges and imprisoned "in castro Montiniaco", but that Hélie escaped and died soon after "in via Romæ peregrinus"[14].  He succeeded his father [before 974] as Comte de la Marche.  The Miracula Sancti Bernardi names "Boso marcham ipsius possidens regionis…Elias, Bosonis filius" when recording his siege of "castrum…Brucia", held by "Giraldus Lemovicinæ urbis vicecomes"[15]

(b)       AUDEBERT [I] (-killed in battle Charroux 997, bur Charroux Monastery).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[16].  He succeeded his father [before 974] as Comte de la Marche .  He succeeded [after 975] as Comte de Périgord, inherited from his mother's family. 

-         see below

(c)       BOSON [II] (-[27 Dec 1003/before 1012], bur Périgueux).  His paternity is confirmed by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which records that "Aldebertus comes…Petragoricensis" was succeeded by "Boso frater eius"[17].  He succeeded his brother in 997 as Comte de la Marche, Comte de Périgord.  "Boso comes" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratris mei Gauberti", by charter dated 997, witnessed by "Boso comes Marchiæ…et Gaubertus frater eius…"[18]

-         COMTES de PERIGORD

(d)       GAUSBERT (-after 997).  Ademar names "Gauzberto fratre Eliæ comitis", specifying that he was captured and blinded by the Poitevins[19].  "Boso comes" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratris mei Gauberti", by charter dated 997, witnessed by "Boso comes Marchiæ…et Gaubertus frater eius…"[20].  Monk 997. 

(e)       MARTIN de la Marche (-1000)Bishop of Périgueux .  The Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensis names "Martin" as son of "Bosonis Vetuli comitis Petragoricensis et Marchiæ…natus ex sorore Bernardi comitis Petragoricensis, Eyna" when recording that he succeeded as Bishop of Périgueux and died in 1000[21]

 

 

AUDEBERT [I] de la Marche, son of BOSON [I] "le Vieux" Comte de la Marche & his wife Emma de Périgueux (-killed in battle Charroux 997, bur Charroux Monastery).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[22].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bosonis vetuli de Marca" as father of "Helias Petragoricensi comite", specifying that he and "fratre suo Aldeberto" were captured by Guy Vicomte de Limoges and imprisoned "in castro Montiniaco" and that Audebert was held for a long time "in turre civitatis Lemovicæ"[23].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Aldebertus comes…Petragoricensis" as son of "Bosonis Vetuli ex sorore Bernardi…Emma"[24].  He succeeded his father [before 974] as Comte de la Marche .  He succeeded [after 975] as Comte de Périgord, inherited from his mother's family.  The Miracula Sancti Bernardi names "Hildebertus…Bosonis filius", stating that he inherited "ex materni avi successione comitatum Petragoricæ urbis"[25].  "Guilelmi comitis, Aldeberti comitis, Guidoni vicecomitis, Ecfridi vicecomitis, Geraldi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 20 Apr 991 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to the abbey of Nouaillé[26].  "Hildeberti comitis…" subscribed the charter dated Dec 992 under which "Willelmus Aquitanorum comes et dux et uxor mea Hemma et filius noster equivocus Willelmus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[27].  He invaded the county of Poitou with the intention of dispossessing Guillaume II Comte de Poitou, captured Gençais and threatened Charroux.  He died from an arrow wound received at Gençais, from where he was carried to Charroux[28].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Aldebertus comes…Petragoricensis" captured "Gentiaco…castro" but died from an arrow wound at "sancto Carrofo" where he was taken[29]

m ([990]) as her first husband, ADALMODE de Limoges, daughter of GERAUD Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Rothilde de Brosse.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Aldebertus frater [Helias Petragoricensi comite]" married "sorore Widonis vicecomitis"[30].  Ademar records the second marriage of "Adalmode coniuge…Aldeberti" to Duke William[31].  The Chronicle of Petrus Malleacensis records that Adalmodis was wife of Boson Comte du Périgord and daughter of "Candida", for whom Duke Guillaume promised to expand "fluvium Rhodanum Regni" in return for marrying her daughter[32], but this is inconsistent with the other sources.  According to the Chronicle of Maillezais, Adalmode was the daughter of Adelais d'Anjou (presumably by her first husband Etienne de Brioude/Gévaudan), and also widow of Boson Comte du Périgord (brother of Comte Audebert [I], whom he survived by several years).  Thierry Stasser has shown that this is incorrect[33].  After her first husband was killed, Adalmode sought refuge in the château de Rochemeaux but was forced to surrender by Poitevin forces[34].  She married secondly ([997]) as his first wife, Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine [Guillaume III Comte de Poitou][35]

Comte Audebert [I] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         BERNARD de la Marche ([991/93]-[1038/16 Jun 1047])The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bernardus" as son of "Aldebertus frater [Helias Petragoricensi comite]" and his wife "sorore Widonis vicecomitis"[36].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[37].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bernardo filio Hildeberti", specifying that he succeeded in la Marche on the death of Boson Comte de Périgord et de la Marche[38].  He succeeded his uncle in [1003/12] as Comte de la Marchem AMELIE, daughter of --- (-[1053]).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1053] under which "Guilabertus episcopus filius qui fui Richeldis femine" swore allegiance to her daughter "Almodis comitissa, filia que es Amelie comitisse", also naming "Remundus comes, senior meus, filio qui fuit Sanciæ comitisse"[39].  The wording of this document also confirms that Amélie was still alive at that date.  It is possible that Amélie was related to Ermengarde, daughter of Hugues Garsinus de Corson, who married Bernard Vicomte de Comborn (see the dcoument LIMOUSIN), as she donated to Uzerche her share in property at "Montecenso"[40], part of which was later donated by Amélie’s son Eudes Comte de la Marche (see below).  If this hypothesis is correct, the chronology suggests that Amélie would have belonged to the previous generation and therefore could have been the sister of Hugues de Corson.  Amélie must have died soon after this charter as a charter also dated to [1053] records that "Udalardus filius que sum Ermengardis feminæ" swore allegiance to "domne Almodi comitissæ, filia quæ fuisti Ameliæ comitissæ"[41].  She is also named in the undated charter under which "Rogerius filius qui fui Trudgarda" [swore homage?] ("non decebrei") to [her daughter] “Rangarda filia Amelia neque filium suum Rogerium comitem” relating to “castro...Proliano neque...castello...Mirapixo[42].  Comte Bernard & his wife had six children:

a)         AUDEBERT [II] de la Marche (-1088).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Marchiæ…filius Bernardi, qui fuit Audeberti, qui fuit Bosonis, qui Sulpicii, qui fuit Godfredi primi comitis de Karrofo"[43].  He succeeded his father [1038/1047] as Comte de la Marche.  "…Audeberti comitis de Marca…" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[44].  "Audebertus comes filius Bernardi et frater meus Odo et mater nostra, necnon Aymericus de Gentiaco et Giraldus filius eius" relinquished rights "in curte Mariaco" in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated Jun [1040/48][45].  "Aldeberti comitis" subscribed the charter dated [1058/68] of "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus"[46]Hildebertus comes...et Odo frater eiusdem Hildeberti” confirmed the acquisition of “terram Montis Johannis” by Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1081][47]The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the death in 1088 of "Audebertus comes de Marchia" and the succession of "Boso filius eius"[48]m PONCE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  [1080].  Comte Audebert [II] & his wife had [six] children:

i)          BOSON [III] de la Marche (-killed in battle near Confolens 1091).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the death in 1088 of "Audebertus comes de Marchia" and the succession of "Boso filius eius"[49].  He succeeded his father in 1088 as Comte de la Marche.  "…Boso…comes de Marchia…" affirmed the actions of "Amatus [archiepiscopi Burdagelensisi Legatique apostolici]" in the charter dated [1090][50].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia" was killed "Confolento castro" in 1091 and was succeeded by "Aumodis soror sua"[51].  "Oddo comes…frater…Aldeberti Marchiæ comitis" donated "terram de alodo suo…Montecenso…in parrochia de Chambaret" and other properties to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris sui Bernardi comitis et matris suæ Ameliæ comitissæ ac nepotis sui Bosonis comitis…duorumque fratrum suorum filiorum…Ildeberti fratris", by charter dated to [1092][52]m [ALDEARDIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1091]. 

ii)         son (-before [1092]).  "Oddo comes…frater…Aldeberti Marchiæ comitis" donated "terram de alodo suo…Montecenso…in parrochia de Chambaret" and other properties to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris sui Bernardi comitis et matris suæ Ameliæ comitissæ ac nepotis sui Bosonis comitis…duorumque fratrum suorum filiorum…Ildeberti fratris", by charter dated to [1092][53]

iii)        son (-before [1092]).  "Oddo comes…frater…Aldeberti Marchiæ comitis" donated "terram de alodo suo…Montecenso…in parrochia de Chambaret" and other properties to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris sui Bernardi comitis et matris suæ Ameliæ comitissæ ac nepotis sui Bosonis comitis…duorumque fratrum suorum filiorum…Ildeberti fratris", by charter dated to [1092][54]

iv)       ALMODIS de la Marche (-[1117/29]).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia" was killed "Confolento castro" in 1091 and was succeeded by "Aumodis soror sua", wife of "Rotgerio comite"[55]Ctss de la Marche 1098.  "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112[56].  "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia"[57]m (before 1091) [as his second wife,] ROGER de Montgommery, son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery, Sire d'Alençon, Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury & his first wife Mabile d'Alençon (-1123).  He was a considerable landowner in England especially in Lancashire but was banished in 1102 with his brother Robert and retired to Poitou[58]Comte de la Marche in 1113, de iure uxoris

-         see below, COMTES de LA MARCHE (MONTGOMMERY)

v)        daughter .  The Vita Simonis, interpolated in the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, records the betrothal of "comes Symon" and "filiam comitis Hildeberti de Alvernis", specifying that Simon fled "ad monasterio de Casa Dei" without his father's knowledge before the marriage[59].  It is possible that this daughter was the same person as Almodis, who later married Roger de Montgommery (see above).  Betrothed (before 1077) to SIMON de Crépy Comte du Vexin et de Bar-sur-Aube, son of RAOUL III “le Grand” Comte de Valois  & his first wife Aelis de Bar-sur-Aube (-[30 Sep/1 Oct] 1080 Rome, bur 1082 Rome St Peter).  He resigned his county in 1077, became a monk and went on pilgrimage to Rome where he died[60]

vi)       [AMELIE (-after 1140).  A manuscript genealogy records that “Eschivat”, son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis”, married “filia comitissæ Marchiæ[61].  The “comitissæ Marchiæ” is not identified.  The probable chronology of the Chabanais family suggests that she was Ponce, wife of Audebert [II] Comte de la Marche.  It is not clear from the document whether Eschivat’s wife was the daughter of “comitissæ Marchiæ” by her marriage to the comte de la Marche or by another otherwise unrecorded earlier or later marriage.  However, the name Amélie strongly suggests that she was descended from the wife of Bernard Comte de la Marche who bore the same name.  "Jourdain de Chabanais et Amélie sa femme" donated "l’église de Saint-Pierre de Cellefrouin" to the abbey of Charroux by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[62].  A charter dated to after 1140 records an agreement between "Amelia de Cabaniaco et Matildis filia mea" and Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême regarding "manso de Sorouma", for the souls of "virorum nostrorum…Jordani de Cabaniaco et Ademari de Rupe et Maentiæ"[63].  [m firstly ---.  This possible first marriage is indicated by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that "castellum Chabanes et Confolent" was claimed by “Ademaro domino Rupis-Folcaudi...ex parte uxoris suæ” when it was granted by Vulgrin d’Angoulême to “Roberto de Burgundio, [Aimerico de] Rancone” together with “filia Jordani Eschivati” who had died without male heirs[64].  The passage indicates that the wife of Aimery de la Rochefoucauld was not the daughter of Eschivat de Chabanais.  However, the wife of Aimery de la Rochefoucauld was clearly Amélie’s daughter, as shown by the charter dated to after 1140 which is quoted above.  The tentative conclusion is that Aimery’s wife must have been the daughter of Eschivat’s wife by an earlier marriage.]  m [secondly] ESCHIVAT de Chabanais, son of JOURDAIN [VI] de Chabanais & his wife --- (-bur Grenord).] 

b)         EUDES [I] de la Marche (-[25 Apr 1091/12 Nov 1098]).  "Audebertus comes filius Bernardi et frater meus Odo et mater nostra, necnon Aymericus de Gentiaco et Giraldus filius eius" relinquished rights "in curte Mariaco" in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated Jun [1040/48][65].  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Odo comes, consentiente fratre meo Aldeberto comite", undated but dated to [1106] in the edition[66], although this date would be incorrect if the donor is correctly identified as Eudes [I] Comte de la Marche.  Hildebertus comes...et Odo frater eiusdem Hildeberti” confirmed the acquisition of “terram Montis Johannis” by Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1081][67]He succeeded in 1081 as Comte de la Marche.  The cartulary of Tulle St Martin records a donation by "Oddo comes Marchiæ" with the consent of "fratre meo Aldeberto" dated "IV Non Ian"[68].  "Oddo comes…frater…Aldeberti Marchiæ comitis" donated "terram de alodo suo…Montecenso…in parrochia de Chambaret" and other properties to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris sui Bernardi comitis et matris suæ Ameliæ comitissæ ac nepotis sui Bosonis comitis…duorumque fratrum suorum filiorum…Ildeberti fratris", by charter dated to [1092][69]

c)         ALMODIS de la Marche (-murdered 16 Oct 1071)The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the marriage of "Almodim…sororem Audeberti comitis de Marcha" and "Pontius comes Tolosanus", specifying that she was previously the wife of "Hugo Pius de Liziniaco" from whom she was separated for consanguinity and that afterwards she married "Raimundo Barcinonensi"[70].  "Poncius Tolosanus urbis comes" recorded the union of the abbey of Moissac with the abbey of Cluny, with the advice of "uxoris meæ Adalmodis comitissæ", by charter dated 29 Jun 1053[71].  "Raimundum Berengarium comitem Barchinonensium et Adalmus cometissa et filios nostros Raimundum et Berengarium et Arnaldum Petri" donated property to the monastery of Barberà by charter dated 25 Mar 1054 (although the document must be misdated considering the date of the donor’s third marriage)[72].  "Raimundus comes et uxor mea Almodis" donated "ecclesias sancte Marie vel sancti Honorati" [in Barcelona?] to Lérins by charter dated 2 Jan 1068, signed by "Petri filii eius, Raimundi filii eius, Berengarii filii eius, Agnelus filius eius…"[73].  The necrology of San Cucufate records the death 17 Nov of "la condesa doña Almodis"[74].  The Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium records that "Petrus Raimundi" murdered his stepmother "Adalmoyn"[75].  Pope Gregory VII (elected 22 Apr 1073) sent a decree of penitence (undated) to "Petro Raimundi…pro interfectione Adalmodis eius…noverce"[76]m firstly (repudiated) HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Sire de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [IV] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Auliarde de Thouars (-killed in battle Lusignan 8 Oct 1060).  m secondly ([1045], repudiated before 1053) as his second wife PONS II Comte de Toulouse, son of GUILLAUME III "Taillefer" Comte de Toulouse & his second wife Emma de Provence ([991]-1060, bur Toulouse, Saint-Sernin).  m thirdly (1053, after 23 Jun) as his third wife, RAMÓN BERENGUER "el Viejo" Conde de Barcelona, son of BERENGUER RAMÓN "el Curvo" Conde de Barcelona & his second wife Sancha Sánchez de Castilla (1023-26 May 1076). 

d)         RAINGARDE de la Marche .  "Petrus comes et uxor mea Ranguardis et filius noster Rotgerius et filiæ nostræ Garsindis, Ermengardis et Adalaicis" donated property to the church of Béziers by charter dated 3 Mar 1054[77].  "Raymundus comes filius Beliard Rangard comitissam filiam Ameliæ" granted rights to "Rangardam suprascriptam" by undated charter, presumably dated to soon after his father’s death[78].  "Raingardis comitissa et gener meus Raymundus et uxor eius filia mea…Ermengardis et soror eius Adalais" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pons de Thomières by charter dated 3 Jan 1062[79].  "Rogerius […filius qui fui Trudgarda] et frater meus Raymundus Batallia" donated "medietatem…castro…Proliano et…duas partes de…castro…Mirapixo" [Prouille and Mirepoix] to "Rengardis comitissa […filia Amelia] et filio suo Rogerio comite", with the consent of "fratrem nostrum Petronum Rogerium", by charter dated 23 Jan 1063[80].  “Rodgerius…comes” donated property to Saint-Victor de Marseille, on the advice of “matris meæ Raingardæ, sive uxoris meæ Sibillæ”, by charter dated 10 Apr 1064[81].  “Rengardis comitissa” donated property “Redes cum omni comitatu Redensi” to “Guillermum comitem generum suum” by charter dated 13 Mar 1067[82].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 22 Apr 1070 under which “Rangardis comitissa, filia…Ameliæ comitissæ” sold property in “comitatu Redensi, Cosaranensi, et Comeniensi, et Carcassonensi, et Narbonensi, et Minerbensi, et Tolosano”, previously held by “Rodgario comite vetulo Carcassonensi et Otone fratre eius comite Redensi et…Bernardo Rodgarii et Raymundo Rodgarii et Petro episcopo filiorum prædicti Rodgarii, et…Petri Raymundi comitis mariti mei et Rodgarii filii mei”, to “Raimundo comiti Barcheonensi et Almodi comitissæ coniugi vestræ sorori meæ et filio vestro Raymundo Berengarii[83].  She is named in the charter dated 3 Feb 1102 under which her daughter "Adelaiz comitissa filia…Petri Raimundi comitis de Carcassona et Raingardis uxoris suæ" donated property to the abbey of Lagrasse[84]m PIERRE RAYMOND Comte de Carcassonne, Vicomte de Béziers et d'Agde, son of RAYMOND ROGER [I] Comte de Carcassonne & his wife Garsindis de Béziers (-1060).] 

e)         LUCIE de la Marche (-after 1090)An undated charter, dated to [1054], records that Guillem [II] Comte de Besalú agreed to marry "Lucia hermana de…la condesa Almodis"[85].  The marriage contracts between "Willelmus…comes Bisullinensis" and "Lucie sponse mee" are dated 11 Dec 1054, one charter agreed by "Remundum comitem Barchinonensem et Adalmus comitissa"[86].  The marriage contract between “Artallus comes” and “Raimundum comitem Barchinonæ...et Almodem comitissam...Luciæ soror...Almodis” is undated[87].  Bofarull and Mascaró indicate that the marriage contract is dated 27 Jan 1057, presumably referring to another version of the same document[88].  "Artallus…comes et marchio cum coniugem meam Luciam comitissa" donated property to Santa Maria de Gerri by charter dated 22 Jun 1059[89].  "Artallus…comes et coniux mea Lucia" donated property to Santa Maria de Gerri by charter dated 22 Apr 1068[90].  "Artaldus…comes et uxor mea Lucia comitissa" donated property to Santa Maria de Gerri by charter dated 8 Jul 1081[91].  "Artallus comes…frater meus Odo materque nostra Lucia" donated property to Santa Maria de Gerri by charter dated 19 Apr 1082[92].  A charter dated to [1082/88] records a judgment by "Artalli comiti seu et Otone frater eius et Regemundo Guillelmi avunculi eius seu et Lucia comitissa mater eius"[93]Betrothed (1054) to GUILLEM [II] "Trunus" Comte de Besalú i Ripoll, son of GUILLEM [I] Comte de Besalú & his wife Adelaide --- (-murdered [1066/70]).  m (contract 27 Jan 1057) as his second wife, ARTALDO [I] Comte de Pallars, son of GUILLERMO [II] Conde de Pallars-Subirà & his wife Estefanía --- (-after 13 Apr 1082). 

f)          AGNES de la Marche .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m RAMNULFE de Montmorillon, son of --- (-after 1098). 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de LA MARCHE 1091-1178 (MONTGOMMERY)

 

 

ROGER de Montgommery, son of ROGER [II] de Montgommery, Sire d'Alençon, Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury & his first wife Mabile d'Alençon (-1123).  Orderic Vitalis names “Rodbertus de Bellismo, Hugo de Monte-Gomerici, Rogerius Pictavinus, Philippus atque Arnulfus” as the five sons of “Rogerius [de Monte-Gomerici]” and his first wife[94].  “Rogerus comes Pictavensis” founded the priory of Lancaster, for the salvation of “Rogeri Seroberie patris sui matrisque sue Mabilie cometisse”, and donated “duos mansiones Audecliua et Neutona...cum dignitate et consuetudinibus quas ipse habebat et Amfridum de Monte Gomerii” and other specified properties, by undated charter witnessed by “predictus comes et filia eius Sibilla et G. Vicecomes...[95].  He was a considerable landowner in England especially in Lancashire but was banished in 1102 with his brother Robert and retired to Poitou[96]Comte de la Marche, de iure uxoris.  "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia"[97]

[m firstly ---.  No direct evidence has been found about this possible first marriage.  However, Roger’s daughter Sibylle witnessed the charter which records her father’s foundation of the priory of Lancaster (see below) without any of the donor’s other known children.  This suggests that she was Roger’s oldest and probably only child at the time, possibly born from an earlier marriage.] 

m [secondly] (before 1091) ALMODIS de la Marche, daughter of AUDEBERT [II] Comte de la Marche & his wife Ponce --- (-[1117/29]).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Boso comes de Marchia" was killed "Confolento castro" in 1091 and was succeeded by "Aumodis soror sua", wife of "Rotgerio comite"[98].  "Rotgerius comes et Almodis comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Charroux by charter dated [1090/1100][99].  She succeeded as Ctss de la Marche in 1091.  "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112[100].  "Aldebertus comes, filius…Aalmodis comitissæ, frater Bosonis" confirmed his mother’s donation referred to above by charter dated 7 Apr 1113, witnessed by "Almodis comitissa mater Aldeberti…"[101].  "Comite Rotgerio et eius uxore comitissa de Marchia" are named in a charter dated to [1113/24] which records an agreement with the monks of Uzerche relating to the appointment of the abbot "in Agidunensi ecclesia"[102].  A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevrault refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone"[103]

Roger & his [first] wife had one child: 

1.         SIBYLLE .  “Rogerus comes Pictavensis” founded the priory of Lancaster, for the salvation of “Rogeri Seroberie patris sui matrisque sue Mabilie cometisse”, and donated “duos mansiones Audecliua et Neutona...cum dignitate et consuetudinibus quas ipse habebat et Amfridum de Monte Gomerii” and other specified properties, by undated charter witnessed by “predictus comes et filia eius Sibilla et G. Vicecomes...[104].  The presence of Sibylle as witness, without any of the donor’s other known children, suggests that she was his oldest and possibly only child at the time, maybe born from an earlier unrecorded marriage of her father. 

Roger & his [second] wife had four children: 

2.         AUDEBERT [III] (-before Feb 1168).  "Aldebertus comes, filius…Aalmodis comitissæ, frater Bosonis" confirmed his mother’s donation referred to above by charter dated 7 Apr 1113, witnessed by "Almodis comitissa mater Aldeberti…"[105].  A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevrault refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone"[106].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "Rotgerio comite" & his wife had two sons[107].  "Odo comes" donated property to Tulle, with the consent of "fratre meo Aldeberto", by charter dated to [1106][108]Comte de la Marchem ORENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1145.  Audebert [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         AUDEBERT [IV] (-Constantinople 29 Aug 1178, or 1180, or 7 Oct 1187, bur "Barbeu").  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  However, it is hinted by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which records that "Gaufredus de Lesigniaco" claimed to be Audebert's heir[109]Comte de la Marche 1145.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that he sold his properties to Henry II King of England for "quinque mille marchis argenti" and left for Jerusalem, dated to [1178] from the context[110].  Ralph de Diceto’s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1178 that “Albertus comes Marchiæ” sold “suum...comitatum” to the king of England[111].  A charter dated Feb 1179 recounts disputes between the Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitallers, subscribed by "…Adelbertus, comes Marche…"[112].  Henry II King of England confirmed the abolition by "Audebertus comes Marchie" of improper customs established by him over the land of the abbey of Charroux by charter dated to [1180/89], which refers to earlier donations by "Almodis comitissa amita Audeberti" [assumed to refer to the grandmother of Comte Audebert, not an otherwise unrecorded aunt][113].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1178 of "Audebertus comes de la Marcha"[114], although this is apparently incorrectly dated if the previously quoted documents are correctly dated.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "Constantinopoli in Decollatione S. Joannis-Baptistæ" of "Comes de Marchia ultimus Audebertus" and his burial "in Cœnobio…Barbeu" (in 1180 from the context)[115].  One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie"[116].  The obituaire de Saint-Marcial records the death "III Kal Sep" of "Audebertus comes de Marchie"[117]m (repudiated) as her first husband, MIRABLE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1174/77.  One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie", stating that "iste comes" repudiated his wife and, it was said, killed her and her companion secretly[118].  She married secondly Cadelon de Pons.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Chalo de Pons" and "uxorem [comitis de Marchia Aldeberti]"[119].  Audebert [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          MARQUIS (-[1174/78]).  "Audebertus comes Marchie" donated property after the death of "filii sui Marquisii" by charter dated to [before 1177][120].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "comes de Marchia Aldebertus, unici filii morte", dated to [1178] from the context[121]

ii)         MARQUISE (-after 1187).  One of the fragmentary chronicles of Saint-Marcial records the death "Non Oct" in 1187 of "Audebertus comes Marchie", and names "Marquisiam sterilem" as his only surviving child[122].  The primary source which confirms the name of her husband has not yet been identified.  m (before 1172) GUILLAUME "Calvus", son of ---. 

b)         BOSON [V] (-1172 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de la Marche

c)         MARQUISE .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guido Vicecomes" married "Marquisia sorore Audeberti Comitis de Marchia" but died childless[123]m GUY Vicomte de Limoges, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-Antioch 1148). 

3.         BOSON [IV] (-1118).  "Aalmodis comitissa Marchiæ et filius meus Boso" confirmed the donation of property "in parrochia Cambartensi et in parrochia Sancti Ylarii de Las Corbas et in parrochia de Trainiaco", held by "patre meo Aldeberto et…avunculo meo Oddone", by "avunculus meus Oddo comes" by charter dated 23 Mar 1112[124].  A charter dated to [1124/29] relating to a dispute between the abbé de Charroux and the abbesse de Fontevraud refers to a previous donation with the consent of "Almodi comitissa Charofensi ac filius eius Audeberto et Bosone"[125]Comte de la Marche.  "Boso consul de la Marcha" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1115][126]

4.         EUDES [II] (-1135).  "Odo comes" donated property to Tulle, with the consent of "fratre meo Aldeberto", by charter dated to [1106][127]Comte de la Marche

5.         PONTIA de la Marche .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Pontia filia Comitis de Marcha" as wife of Comte Vulgrin [II] and mother of his successor[128].  Her descendants ultimately inherited the county of la Marche after the death of her nephew Audebert [IV].  m as his first wife, VULGRIN [II] Comte d'Angoulême, son of GUILLAUME [V] TALAFER Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Vitapoi de Bezaunes et de Benauges [Albret] (-16 Sep 1140). 

6.         [HAWISE de Lancaster (-after 1149).  The Cartulary of Darley records the donation of “Avicia de Lancastria uxor W Peverel”, undated[129].  The Complete Peerage speculates that the second wife of William Peveril was the daughter of Roger de Montgommery Lord of Lancaster and his wife Almodis Ctss de la Marche[130].  This is not an ideal fit.  Her supposed father Roger was banished from England in 1102 and retired to La Marche, so it is unclear why Hawise would have been described as “de Lancastria” in a charter which must have been dated about 40 years later.  In any case, the chronology is unfavourable.  It is unlikely that the wife of Roger de Montgommery, Almodis de la Marche, was born much later than 1070, given the known chronology of her family, which means that her children would have been born before 1110 at the latest.  On the other hand, it is likely that William Peverel’s second marriage should be dated to the early 1140s at the earliest, as his first wife is named in one of the charters of Stephen King of England (who succeeded in 1135).  Such a marriage date is late if his second wife was born in the early 1100s, and impossible assuming that his widow was the same person who married Richard de Morville and had children by him in the late 1150s.  According to Domesday Descendants, she married secondly Richard de Morville (no corresponding primary source cited)[131].  The primary source which confirms that the widow of William Peverel was the same person who remarried Richard de Morville has not yet been identified.  Domesday Descendants states that the wife of Richard de Morville was Hawise de Lancaster, daughter of William de Lancaster (no corresponding primary source cited)[132].  As can be seen from the chronology of William de Lancaster’s known wife Gundred de Warenne, this affiliation would only be possible if Hawise had been born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage.  On the other hand, the onomastics are favourable for this affiliation, as each succeeding generation of this "de Lancaster" family included a Hawise de Lancaster.  m [firstly] ([1140/45]) as his second wife, WILLIAM Peveril of Nottingham, son of WILLIAM Peveril of Nottingham & his wife Adeline --- ([1100/05]-after 1155).]  [m secondly RICHARD Morville, son of HUGH de Morville & his wife Beatrice de Beauchamp (-1189).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de PERIGORD

 

 

A.      COMTES de PERIGORD [860]-after 975

 

 

The county of Périgord, named after the Celtic tribe of the Petrocorii, was located to the south-east of the county of Angoulême in territory which now forms the major part of the French département of Dordogne.  The counts were vassals of the dukes of Aquitaine.  The main towns in the county were Périgueux (ancient Vesunna) and Bergerac.  From an ecclesiastical point of view, the county's territory was co-extensive with the episcopacy of Périgueux, under the jurisdiction of the archbishopric of Bordeaux.  The earliest reference to Périgord as a separate county dates to 866, when Vulgrin, a member of a prominent Frankish noble family of Carolingian descent through the female line, was installed by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks as comte in Périgord and Angoulême after the death of Emenon Comte de Poitiers, as reported in the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes[133].  The county of Périgord was inherited by Vulgrin's younger son Guillaume, whose descendants are set out in Part A of this Chapter.  The line of Guillaume was in constant rivalry with the descendants of Vulgrin's older son Alduin, who inherited the county of Angoulême, the latter county also falling to Bernard Comte de Périgord in [945].  Comte Bernard is reported as having eight sons, none of whom appear to have left any descendants.  After passing successively through four of these sons, the county of Périgord was ultimately inherited by Audebert [I] Comte de la Marche, son of their sister Aina who had married Boson [I] Comte de la Marche.  Audebert [I] was succeeded in Périgord in 997 by his younger brother Boson [II], who founded the second dynasty of the Comtes de Périgord (see Part B). 

 

The genealogy of the second dynasty of the Comtes de Périgord, and even their order of succession and chronology, has been the subject of much confusion and debate over the years.  A letter of Louis IX King of France to the comte de Périgord dated June 1270 appears to provide the clue to the reason for this situation, as it records that the count's archives had been burnt to ashes by fire, resulting in the need for the king to send to the count a copy of his ancestor's act of homage to King Philippe II dated 1212[134].  Some documentation relating to the counts survived in the cartularies of various monasteries, notably those of Saintes, Uzerche, Dalon Notre-Dame, and Chancelade, but frequent homonymy and particularly the repeated use of the unusual name "Talairand" (which is explained further below) renders accurate interpretation of this data difficult.  Seventeenth and eighteenth century scholars, such as Lépine, Leydet and de Prunis, copied documents relating to the ancient county of Périgord into a large compilation, known as the Collection Périgord which is available in manuscript form in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris[135].  The same scholars also attempted their own reconstructions of the genealogy, which conflict with each other and altogether leave much to be desired.  The making of this compilation, and the family reconstructions, was greatly encouraged by the Talleyrand family who claimed descent from the ancient comtes de Périgord, and were aiming to recover use of this title from the kings of France.  The title was finally granted to them by King Louis XV, when Gabriel Marie de Talleyrand Seigneur de Grignols, ancestor of the famous minister of Emperor Napoléon I, was created comte de Périgord. 

 

Primary sources relating to the comtes de Périgord can also be found on the website Archives de Périgord[136], implemented with the ultimate aim of centralising copies of all documents relating to the history of Périgord, in fulfilment of a suggestion made in the nineteenth century by Ferdinand Villepelet.  The site includes transcriptions and photographs of original documents which are in the archives of the département of Pyrénées-Orientales located at Pau, many of which are also found in the Collection Périgord.  Seventeenth century copies of some of these and other documents are available at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in the Collection Doat[137].  More recent studies of some generations of the second dynasty of the comtes de Périgord have been made by Stanisław Stroński[138], who concentrated particularly on the children of Comte Boson [II] who lived in the second half of the 12th century, and Christian Settipani[139], who deals with the first four generations of the family from the 11th to early 12th centuries).  The work of the former is especially interesting as the author’s critical analysis of primary source documents relating to the comtes de Périgord, as well as the vicomtes de Comborn, Limoges, Turenne and Ventadour (see the documents LIMOUSIN and POITOU), was carried out for a purpose unconnected with genealogical research.  His aim was to prove that the commentaries ("razos") which provide background to five love poems composed by the Provençal troubadour Bertrand de Born were written by a biographer who could not have been the poet's contemporary.  The poems hint cryptically at certain family relationships in these five Aquitainian families.  These relationships are described in more detail in the biographer's commentaries, which purport to be historically precise and have been assumed to paint an accurate picture of contemporary courtly life and noble society in southern France during the late 12th century.  Stroński's study demonstrated that the family relationships described in the commentaries in fact bore little relationship to historical reality, of which a knowledgeable contemporary would have been aware, and therefore that the commentaries were most likely written by someone who had little direct knowledge of the families about which he wrote and who most probably lived at a much later time.  Assuming that Stroński is correct in this conclusion, it also casts doubt on the accuracy of the general picture of noble society at the time of the troubadours which is purportedly painted by their biographers.  As an aside, Stroński's work provides an interesting demonstration, should this be necessary, of the importance of accurate genealogy in reaching correct conclusions in more general fields of historical research. 

 

The name "Talairand" is associated with the family of the second dynasty of the comtes de Périgord from the late 11th century.  Guillaume Talairand (who died in 1115), son of Hélie [IV] Comte de Périgord, appears to have been the first member of the family to use the name.  It has not so far been possible to trace its origin.  However, it is clear that it was a first name, not a nickname, family name or patronymic, and was used mainly as what could be described as a "second" first name.  In this respect, it is similar to "Bermond" used by the family of the seigneurs d'Anduze and "Talhafer" by the comtes d'Angoulême.  In the case of the comtes de Périgord, the reconstruction which follows shows that the name Talairand was borne only by the eldest son in each generation of the family (with the sole exception of Cardinal Talairan de Périgord, son of Comte Hélie [IX] in the early 14th century, who was apparently his father's second son).  This contrasts with the case of the name "Talafer" in the family of the comtes d'Angoulême, for which no such pattern emerges.  Over time, "Talairand" came to be used as a family name, particularly by the descendants of the branch of the seigneurs de Grignols, the spelling gradually becoming standardised as "Talleyrand". 

 

The county of Périgord was confiscated from Archambaud [IV] Comte de Périgord by the Parliament of Paris in 1396, following his repeated abuse of the citizens of the town of Périgueux which by then belonged to the French king.  His son was condemned by an arrêt of the Parliament of Paris in July 1399.  By charter dated 23 January 1400, the king granted the county of Périgord to Louis de France Duc d'Orléans, who took possession 26 July 1400.  His son Charles d'Orléans eventually sold the county to Jean de Bretagne Comte de Penthièvre.  

 

I am grateful to Jean-Claude Chuat for his collaboration in the reconstruction of the family of the second dynasty of the comtes de Périgord, especially his consultation of manuscript documentation which is available only at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. 

 

 

VULGRIN, son of VULFARD Comte de Flavigny {Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte d'Or} & his wife Susanna de Paris (-3 May 886, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks installed "Vulgrimnum propinquum suum, fratrem Aldoini abbatis" with "Engolisme et Petragorice" after Comte Emenon was killed (in 866)[140].  He was installed as Comte d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord in 866.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Nov 889 under which "Vulfardus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire for the souls of "genitoris mei Vulfardi et genetrice mea Susannane necnon et germanorum fratrum meorum Adelardo, Vulgrino, Ymo et sorore mee Hildeburga vel nepote meo Vulgrino"[141].  The death in 886 of "Vulgrimnus comes" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[142]

1.         other children: see ANGOULEME

2.         ALDUIN [Audouin] (-27 Mar 916, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  "Alduino [et] Willelmo" are named as sons of "Vulgrimnus" by Ademar, who specifies that Alduin inherited Angoulême[143].  He succeeded his father in 886 as Comte d'Angoulême

-        COMTES d'ANGOULEME

3.         GUILLAUME [I] (-[918]).  "Alduino [et] Willelmo" are named as sons of "Vulgrimnus" by Ademar, who specifies that Guillaume inherited Périgord[144].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord et d'Agen.  m ([892]) REGILINDIS, daughter of RAYMOND I Comte de Toulouse & his wife Berthe --- .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Guillermo...Agennum” married “sorore Guillermi Tolosani[145].  The relationship is clarified in a later passage in the same source which records that “Bernardo, nepote Odonis” killed “Lambertus vicecomes et Rannulfus frater eius[146].  The identification of “Bernardo” is confirmed by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which records the same incident, clarifying that Bernard was the son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord[147].  An act at Angoulême dated 907/908 states her name[148].  According to Settipani, it is more likely that this "Odonis" was Eudes Comte de Toulouse than Eudes King of France[149].  Comte Guillaume [I] & his wife had three children:

a)         BERNARD (before 895[150]-[950]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Bernardus" as son of "Willelmo"[151].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Bernardus” succeeded on the death of “patre suo Guillermo, que fuerat frater Aldoino ex Vulgrino” and became “comes Petragoricæ[152].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[153].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri" was signed by "Bernardus comes, Arnoldus filius Bernardi…"[154].  “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda”, for the souls of “me et uxore mea et filiis et filiabus nostris...fratribus quoque nostris”, by charter dated Jun [936/42], subscribed by “Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici[155].  "Guillelmus comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Cybard by charter dated after 942, subscribed by "Domni Guillelmi comitis et monachi, Bernardi comitis, Arnaldi filii sui, comitis, Odolrici vice comitis, Ademari vicecomitis…Ademari comitis filii Guillelmi"[156].  He succeeded his cousin in [945] as BERNARD [I] Comte d'Angoulême.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Bernardus comes" succeeded "Willelmus…Sector ferri" in Angoulême and that he and his sons ruled there for thirty years"[157].  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[158]m firstly BERTHE, daughter of ---.  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[159]m secondly GARSINDE, daughter of ---.  “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda”, by charter dated Jun [936/42][160].  Comte Bernard [I] & his first wife had four children:

i)          GUILLAUME (-6 Aug 962).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis"[161].  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[162].  [“Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[163].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.]  He succeeded as GUILLAUME [III] Comte de d'Angoulême, and as Comte de Périgord.  The death "VIII Id Aug 962" of "Willelmus comes Egolismensis Talerandus" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[164]

ii)         ARNAUD "Borracio" (-before 6 Aug 962, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis", specifying that Arnaud was buried "iuxta basilicam sancti Eparchii"[165].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “filius eius Arnaldus cognomento Borrario” succeeded “Bernardus comes Petracoricensis[166].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri" was signed by "Bernardus comes, Arnoldus filius Bernardi…"[167].  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[168].  [“Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[169].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.]  "Guillelmus comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Cybard by charter dated after 942, subscribed by "Domni Guillelmi comitis et monachi, Bernardi comitis, Arnaldi filii sui, comitis, Odolrici vice comitis, Ademari vicecomitis…Ademari comitis filii Guillelmi"[170].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the burial “Ajarnacensem villam...juxta basilicam S. Eparchii” of “Arnaldus cognomento Borrario[171]m ALDEALENDIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

iii)        GAUSBERT .  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[172].  [“Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[173].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.] 

iv)       BERNARD .  "Bernardus comes" restored the abbey of Saint-Sour de Genouillac, with the consent of "uxore mea…Berta et filiis meis Guillelmo…atque Gausberto, seu Arnaldo, et Bernardo pariter", by undated charter[174].  [“Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[175].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.] 

v)        [AINA [Emma] ([930]-after 988).  Ademar names "sorore Bernardi…Emma" as wife of "Bosonis Vetuli"[176], although this appears difficult to sustain chronologically given the likely birth date range of Bernard in [892/95] and the likely death date of Bernard's father Guillaume in [918].  It is therefore probable that "soror" was an error for "filia", unless Aina was Bernard's uterine sister by an unidentified second marriage of his mother.  If Aina was the daughter of Bernard, her naming one of her sons Gausbert suggests that his first wife was her mother, Bernard's son Gausbert being one of his older children, no doubt also born from this first marriage.  m BOSON [I] "le Vieux" Comte de la Marche, son of Comte SULPICE & his wife [--- de Limoges] (-before 974).] 

Comte Bernard [I] & his [first/second] wife had [five] children.  The identity of their mother is not known.  They are not named with their father and his wife Berthe in the charter which is quoted above, but this does not mean that they could not have been born later in the marriage.  The charter dated Jun [936/42] which is quoted in this section shows that Bernard [I] also had sons and daughters by his second wife Garsinde: 

vi)       RANULF "Bompar" (-killed in battle 27 Jul 975).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis"[177].  [“Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[178].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.]  He succeeded as RANULF Comte de d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord.  The Annales Engolismenses records that "Ramnulfus comes Egolismensis" was killed "VI Kal Aug 975"[179].  Ademar records that he was killed fighting his second cousin Arnaud "Mancer"[180].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that, after the death of “fratre eius Guillelmo” (“eius” referring to “Arnaldus cognomento Borrario”), “Rannulfus Bonparus” was killed by “Arnoldo Manzere, id est, adulterino filio Guillelmi Sectoris-ferri” who gained control of “principatum Engolismæ[181]

vii)      [HILDUIN .  “Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[182].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.  Settipani states that “...Alduini, Gaufredi...” were also the donor’s sons[183], but there is nothing in this document which indicates that this is correct.] 

viii)     [GEOFFROY .  “Guillelmi, Arnaldi, Gauberti, Bernardi, Ramnulphi, Alduini, Gaufredi, Heliæ, Amalgerii, Fulcherii, Odolrici” subscribed the charter dated Jun [936/42] under which “Bernardus...comes Petragoricensis” restored Sarlat abbey, with the consent of “uxore mea Garsinda[184].  The relationship between the subscribers and the donor is not specified in the document.  However, the order of the first five names suggests that they may have been the donor’s sons.  Settipani states that “...Alduini, Gaufredi...” were also the donor’s sons[185], but there is nothing in this document which indicates that this is correct.] 

ix)       RICHARD "Insipiens" (-after 975).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis", specifying that he was expelled from Angoulême after his brother was killed by their second cousin Arnaud "Mancer"[186].  He succeeded as RICHARD Comte d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord.  He lost the county of Angoulême in 975. 

x)        daughters .  The charter dated Jun [936/42] under which "Bernardus…comes Petragoricensis" donated property to the monastery of Sarlat, with the consent of "uxore mea Garsinda", for the soul of "filiis et filiabus nostris…fratribus quoque nostris"[187] shows that the couple had daughters. 

b)         [sons .  The charter dated Jun [936/42] under which "Bernardus…comes Petragoricensis" donated property to the monastery of Sarlat, with the consent of "uxore mea Garsinda", for the soul of "filiis et filiabus nostris…fratribus quoque nostris"[188] shows that the either the husband or the wife (or both) had brothers.] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de PERIGORD 997-1399 (LA MARCHE)

 

 

BOSON [II] de la Marche, son of BOSON [I] "le Vieux" Comte de la Marche & his wife Aina [Emma] de Périgord (-[27 Dec 1003/before 1012], bur Périgueux)His paternity is confirmed by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which records that "Aldebertus comes…Petragoricensis" was succeeded by "Boso frater eius"[189].  He succeeded as Comte de la Marche, Comte de Périgord.  "Boso comes" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "…fratris mei Gauberti", by charter dated 997, witnessed by "Boso comes Marchiæ…et Gaubertus frater eius…"[190].  "Bosonis comitis" signed a charter dated 998 relating to "ecclesia Baunisa in vicaria Vallarense"[191].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Bosone…comite" was poisoned by his wife and was buried "Petragoricæ"[192]

m ---.  The name of Boson's wife is not known.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes reports that she poisoned her husband[193].  The Chronicle of Petrus Malleacensis records that Adalmodis was wife of Boson Comte du Périgord and daughter of "Candida", for whom Duke Guillaume promised to expand "fluvium Rhodanum Regni" in return for marrying her daughter[194].  However, other sources indicate that Adalmodis, sister of Guy Vicomte de Limoges, was the wife of Audebert [I] Comte de la Marche (brother of Boson [II] Comte de Périgord].   

Boson [II] & his wife had two children:

1.         HELIE [II] de Périgord ([990]-after [1032/33]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Heliæ" as son of "Bosone…comite", specifying that he succeeded in "urbe Petragorica" while la Marche went to "Bernardo filio Hildeberti", in accordance with a decision by Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine "tutor filiorum eius et nepotis"[195].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  "Helia consul" subscribed the charter dated Aug 1013 under which Arnaud Bishop of Périgueux confirmed a charter dated Jan 1013 issued by his predecessor Bishop Raoul[196].  Pope John XIX names "Joannes episcopus…necnon Heliæ Petragoricæ urbis degenti" in a letter dated [1032/33][197].  A charter dated to [1131] records prior donations by "quoniam Petragoricenses comites Helias et Boso frater eius" of "in villa sive in parochia Sancti Silvani" {Lamonzie-Saint-Martin, Dordogne} to Saintes Notre-Dame, that later "Aldebertus supradictorum consulum heres" unlawfully appointed "vicarium suum Constantinum" to the place, and that "Helias comes…filius Aldeberti predicti" revoked the appointment of Constantine’s successor "Garsias"[198]m [AMELIE de Fronsac, daughter of GRIMOARD Vicomte de Fronsac {Fronsac, Gironde} & his wife Deda de Montignac {Montignac, Dordogne}.]  The Chronique de Guitres names “Alaaz Engolismensem comitissam et Ameliam Petragorcicorum comitissam” as the children of “Grimoardus” and his wife “de Montiniac...Dea[199]The chronology appears favourable for Amélie to have been the wife of Comte Hélie [II], as shown by Settipani[200], but there does not appear to be any direct proof which confirms that this is correct. 

2.         BOSON [III] de Périgord ([990]-[1031/44]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes confirms that Hélie [II] was not the only son of Boson [II] when it specifies that Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine was "tutor filiorum eius et nepotis" (referring to Boson [II])[201].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  A charter dated to [1079/81] records the donation of "cœnobium…Sancti Silvani" to Notre-Dame de Saintes by "Petragorice dux civitatis…Boso", its confirmation by "eius successor…et filius Aldebertus", and its withdrawal by "supradicti filio…Helia" before confirming the donation again[202].  A charter dated to [1131] records prior donations by "quoniam Petragoricenses comites Helias et Boso frater eius" of "in villa sive in parochia Sancti Silvani" to Saintes Notre-Dame, that later "Aldebertus supradictorum consulum heres" unlawfully appointed "vicarium suum Constantinum" to the place, and that "Helias comes…filius Aldeberti predicti" revoked the appointment of Constantine’s successor "Garsias"[203].  A charter dated 14 Jun 1131 refers to the same donation of "ecclesiam Sancti Silvani" by "Bosonis Petragoricensis comitis ac filii sui Audeberti"[204]m AINA de Montignac, daughter of GERAUD de Montignac {Montignac, Dordogne} & his wife Nonie de Grignols {Saint-Astier, Dordogne} (-1072 or after).  "Aina comitissa" donated "alodus…in Lemovicino in vicaria Usercense in parrochia Sanctæ Mariæ…d’Espartinæ…villa de Seirac" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi de Montinac vel…matris meæ Noniæ de Granol", with the consent of "filii mei Aldeberti", by charter dated 1072, signed by "Petrus de Montell, Guillelmus de Montignac…"[205].  She brought the castles of Montignac {Dordogne} and Grignols {Dordogne} into the family of the Comtes de Périgord[206].  Boson [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         AUDEBERT [II] de Périgord (-[1072/73]).  A charter dated to [1079/81] records the donation of "cœnobium…Sancti Silvani" to Notre-Dame de Saintes by "Petragorice dux civitatis…Boso", its confirmation by "eius successor…et filius Aldebertus", and its withdrawal by "supradicti filio…Helia" before confirming the donation again[207].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.   

-        see below

b)         [AINA de Périgord (-after 1058).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Petragoricæ filiam" as the wife of "Gaufredus", specifying that they later separated on the grounds of consanguinity[208].  This is impossible from a chronological point of view if it is assumed the charters dated 1122 naming "Ascelina comitissa" (see above) refer to the wife of Audebert [III] Comte de Périgord.  It is therefore posited that Aina was the daughter of Boson [III] which, assuming the latter's birth in [990], is chronologically consistent with her first marriage before 1039.  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not so far been identified, although the charter dated 1043 under which "Ama comitissa Burdagelensis seu Petragorice patrie" donated property in the Dordogne to the monastery of Sainte-Marie-de-la-fin-des-terres suggests that it may be correct[209].  After her repudiation by her second husband, she became a nun at Notre Dame de Saintes where she died.  m firstly EUDES de Bordeaux, son of --- (-1039).  m secondly (Jan 1044, repudiated 1058) as his first wife, GUY-GEOFFROY d'Aquitaine Comte de Gascogne, son of GUILLAUME V "le Grand" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME III Comte de Poitou] & his third wife Agnès de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] (1023-Chizé near Niort, Poitou 25 Sep 1086, bur Poitiers, église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf).  Comte de Bordeaux et d'Agen 1044.  He adopted the first name GUILLAUME when he succeeded his brother in 1058 as GUILLAUME VIII Duke of Aquitaine [Guillaume VI Comte de Poitou].]   

 

 

AUDEBERT [II] de Périgord, son of BOSON [III] Comte de Périgord & his wife Aina de Montignac (-1073 or before).  A charter dated to [1079/81] records the donation of "cœnobium…Sancti Silvani" to Notre-Dame de Saintes by "Petragorice dux civitatis…Boso", its confirmation by "eius successor…et filius Aldebertus", and its withdrawal by "supradicti filio…Helia" before confirming the donation again[210].  This charter also confirms that he succeeded his father as Comte de Périgord.  "…Audeberti Petragoriciensis comitis…" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[211].  "Aina comitissa" donated "alodus…in Lemovicino in vicaria Usercense in parrochia Sanctæ Mariæ…d’Espartinæ…villa de Seirac" to Uzerche, for the souls of "patris mei Geraldi de Montinac vel…matris meæ Noniæ de Granol", with the consent of "filii mei Aldeberti", by charter dated 1072[212].  A charter dated to [1131] records prior donations by "quoniam Petragoricenses comites Helias et Boso frater eius" of "in villa sive in parochia Sancti Silvani" to Saintes Notre-Dame, that later "Aldebertus supradictorum consulum heres" unlawfully appointed "vicarium suum Constantinum" to the place, and that "Helias comes…filius Aldeberti predicti" revoked the appointment of Constantine’s successor "Garsias"[213].  A charter dated 14 Jun 1131 refers to the same donation of "ecclesiam Sancti Silvani" by "Bosonis Petragoricensis comitis ac filii sui Audeberti"[214].  His date of death is estimated from the charter of Saint-Etienne de Limoges which names his son with his wife (see below), presumably indicating that Audebert [II] was deceased at the time, the document being signed by Ithier Bishop of Limoges who, Settipani states[215], died in 1073. 

m AINA, daughter of --- (-after 1079).  "Aina Petragoricensis comitissa et Helias comes et Aldebertus filii eius" donated "terram…Aldrulet" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[216].  "Amelia comes [error for "Helia"] et Audebertus comes et Aina comptissa" donated "vineas Alasferreras" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[217].  It is unlikely that these two charters refer to the widow of Comte Boson [III], also called Aina (see above).  The charter dated to [1079/81] quoted above confirms that Audebert [II] was the successor of Boson [III], indicating that Audebert did not have an older brother named Hélie who was the intermediate successor of their father.  same person as…?  ASCELINE de Salagnac {Salagnac, Dordogne}, daughter of ---] (-[after 1122]).  Ascelina commitissa de Salanac natique mei Rainaldus...et Elias” donated “duas carterias mansi...Villa Pasiu et mansum de Bariaco” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1070][218]Settipani[219] points out that it is not certain that this Hélie was the same person as Hélie [IV] Comte de Périgord, nor therefore that Asceline was the wife of Comte Audebert [II].  However, no other Comte Hélie has so far been identified at the time.  The co-identity appears confirmed by two documents: the charter dated to 8 Nov [1080/84] under which Ugo et Petrus fratres” relinquished “curte...Saleniacus” in favour of Limoges Saint-Etienne which is witnessed by “Helias comes et mater eius...” (although the latter is not named in the document)[220], and the charter dated to [1075] under which Stephanus de Malbrenno et frater eius Gauscelmus” relinquished “feudum...in æcclesia et parrochia...sancti Stephani Salaniacense” signed by “...milites de Saleniaco castello, Helias comes et mater eius Ascelina...[221]"Ascelina cometissa, Elias filius eius, Elias et Guillelmus nepotes eius" are named in a charter dated 5 Apr 1122 of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent {Bénévent-l'Abbaye, Creuse}[222].  "Ascelina cometissa de Salaniaco…Elia filio eius ipse Elias vicecomes, Rainaudus item vicecomes frater eius" are named in an undated charter of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[223].  "Audebertus de Rocacavardi, Aimericus filius eius…Ascelina comitissa…Alpaidis mater ipsius Audiberti" are named in a charter dated 5 Apr 1122 of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[224], which may refer to the same Asceline de Salagnac, linking her with the family of the Vicomtes de Rochechouart (see the document LIMOUSIN)[225]Europäische Stammtafeln[226] names Alpais de Solignac [1036/1069] as wife of Aimery [III] Vicomte de Rochechouart [1036/1069] and mother of Audebert Vicomte de Rochechouart [1110/1121].  It is chronologically consistent for Asceline to have been the sister of Alpais. 

Audebert [II] & his wife had [six] children: 

1.         [RENAUDAscelina commitissa de Salanac natique mei Rainaldus...et Elias” donated “duas carterias mansi...Villa Pasiu et mansum de Bariaco” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1070][227]"Ascelina cometissa de Salaniaco…Elia filio eius ipse Elias vicecomes, Rainaudus item vicecomes frater eius" are named in an undated charter of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[228].  Renaud could have been the son of Audebert [II], assuming that it is correct as pointed out above that Asceline de Salagnac was the wife of the latter, or he could have been her son by an otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  The name “Rainaldus” is untypical in the family of the comtes de Périgord.] 

2.         HELIE [III] de Périgord (-[1101/04]).  A charter dated to [1079/81] records the donation of "cœnobium…Sancti Silvani" to Notre-Dame de Saintes by "Petragorice dux civitatis…Boso", its confirmation by "eius successor…et filius Aldebertus", and its withdrawal by "supradicti filio…Helia" before confirming the donation again[229].  "Ascelina cometissa de Salaniaco…Elia filio eius ipse Elias vicecomes, Rainaudus item vicecomes frater eius" are named in an undated charter of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent[230]Ascelina commitissa de Salanac natique mei Rainaldus...et Elias” donated “duas carterias mansi...Villa Pasiu et mansum de Bariaco” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1070][231]He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, in [1073 or before].  Stroński cites acts dated to [1073/85], [1076/81], 1081, 1099 and 1101 in which he is named[232].  "Amelia comes [error for "Helia"] et Audebertus comes et Aina comptissa" donated "vineas Alasferreras" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[233].  A charter dated to [1079/99] records a donation by "Helias comes Petragoricensis" of "terre…Froterii juxta castellum de Brageirach" to Saintes Notre-Dame, witnessed by "Othone…de Brageirach…"[234].  "Helias comes Petragoricensis" witnessed a charter of Renaud Bishop of Périgueux for Uzerche dated to [1096][235].  A charter dated to [1131] records prior donations by "quoniam Petragoricenses comites Helias et Boso frater eius" of "in villa sive in parochia Sancti Silvani" to Saintes Notre-Dame, that later "Aldebertus supradictorum consulum heres" unlawfully appointed "vicarium suum Constantinum" to the place, and that "Helias comes…filius Aldeberti predicti" revoked the appointment of Constantine’s successor "Garsias"[236].  Although the dating of this charter is inconsistent with "Helias comes" being Comte Hélie [III], it is probable that this identify is correct.  m GASCONIE [Gersende], daughter of --- (-after [1124/38]).  Her marriage is confirmed by the Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensium which records that "mater sua comitissa Gasconia" denied that "Helia Rudello" was the son of "Heliæ Comitis", recorded by Guillaume de Nanclars, who was bishop of Périgord from 1124 to 1138[237].  "Aldebertus consul Petragoricus et Willelmus Talairandus consul Petragoricus" confirmed the donation to Saintes Notre-Dame by "suus pater", and "domina Garsenda" confirmed the donation by "Helias consul Petragoricus", by charter dated 21 Sep [1104/07], in the presence of "domine Gemme et domine Marie et domine Gisle et domine Alentrudis et domine Garsende de Petreguis"[238].  The wording of this document suggests that "domina Garsenda" was the widow of Comte Hélie [III] although it does not specifically state that this is so.  The other four named ladies have not been identified, but it is likely that they were also related to the family.  Hélie [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME TALAIRAND de Périgord (-1115).  His origin is confirmed by the undated charter dated to [1104/10] under which "Aldebertus comes…et Guillelmus Talairandus nepos eius" confirmed a donation of property "mansum Ordoardenc…et unam partem mansi de Montezel" by "Petrus Gaufridi" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade[239].  Further indication is provided by the charter of Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent dated 5 Apr 1122 in which "Ascelina cometissa, Elias filius eius, Elias et Guillelmus nepotes eius" are named[240].  No source has yet been identified which states unequivocally that Guillaume Talairand was the son of Hélie [IV].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, named in several acts with his brother and his paternal uncle who also both bore this title.  A charter dated 1104 records that "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis et Talerandus nepos eius..." consented to the donation to Uzerche by Guillaume Bishop of Périgueux[241].  "Aldebertus consul Petragoricus et Willelmus Talairandus consul Petragoricus" confirmed the donation to Saintes Notre-Dame by "suus pater", and "domina Garsenda" confirmed the donation by "Helias consul Petragoricus", by charter dated 21 Sep [1104/07], in the presence of "domine Gemme et domine Marie et domine Gisle et domine Alentrudis et domine Garsende de Petreguis"[242].  He sold the church of Saint-Sylvain and expelled the nuns[243]m ---.  The name of Guillaume Talairand's wife is not known.  Guillaume Talairand & his wife had two children: 

i)          HELIE [IV] TALAIRAND de Périgord (-after 1131).  "Elyas Talayrand cum fratre suo" are referred to in a charter of La Sauve Majeure dated to [1120], signing "Heliæ Talairandi"[244], which suggests that he did not then use the comital title.  "Helias Talairandus…princeps" confirmed donations of his father and antecedents to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1131, subscribed by "comitisse Philippe uxoris sue…Rudello comite in Petragorico, et Helia Talairando nepote suo"[245].  The identity of the subscriber "Helia Talairando nepote suo" has not been confirmed.  "Helias comes" donated "silvam…Boonz" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to [1117/46][246].  It is more likely that this document refers to Hélie Talairand as his uncle Comte Hélie [V] Rudel is mainly referred to as "Rudellus" in documents.  m (before 1131) PHILIPPA, daughter of --- (-after 1131).  "Helias Talairandus…princeps" confirmed donations of his father and antecedents to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1131, subscribed by "comitisse Philippe uxoris sue…"[247].  Stroński highlights her use of the title "comitissa" in contrast to her husband who does not bear the title "comes" in this document and suggests that she used this in her own right, proposing that she may have been --- d'Aquitaine, one of the five daughters of Guillaume IX Duke of Aquitaine & his second wife Philippa de Toulouse, about whom little information is known[248].  That is unlikely to be correct, as there is no reason why the daughter of Duke Guillaume should adopt the title countess in her own right.  If the title was used other than in her capacity of wife of Hélie [IV], it is more likely that she was the widow of a count who retained the use of his title after he died. 

ii)         son (-after [1120]).  "Elyas Talayrand cum fratre suo" are referred to in a charter of La Sauve Majeure dated to [1120][249] 

b)         HELIE [V] RUDEL de Périgord (-[1146/49]).  "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis…Guillelmus Talerandus consul Petragoricensis…Rudello fratre suo" confirmed a donation by charter dated 1115[250].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, named in several acts with his brother and his paternal uncle who also both bore this title.  "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis" donated property by charter dated 25 Sep 1116, confirmed by "Rudellus nepos meus, de consulate particeps"[251].  As noted above, the Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensium records that "mater sua comitissa Gasconia" denied that "Helia Rudello" was the son of "Heliæ Comitis", recorded by Guillaume de Nanclars, who was bishop of Périgord from 1124 to 1138[252].  "Helias Talairandus…princeps" confirmed donations of his father and antecedents to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1131, subscribed by "…Rudello comite in Petragorico..."[253].  "Rudel comte de Périgord" witnessed a charter dated to [1117/after 1135] under which "Pierre de la Ribière frère [d'Elie Robert de Saint-Léonce] et fils d'Emma" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon[254].  "Rudellus comes" donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1115/55][255].  "Raemundus de Ribeirac vicecomes" made a similar donation of property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade on the advice of "Rudelli comitis", by undated charter dated to [1115/55][256].  "Rudello et Bosone consulibus" donated property by charter dated 1144[257].  Hélie [V] Rudel is named for the last time in a charter of Raymond Bishop of Périgueux in favour of Saint-Armand-de-Boixe, dated 1146, "in Petragora urbe Bosone et Rudello consulibus"[258].  He was presumably dead by 1149 when a charter records that "Bosone comitatum Petragoricensem tenente"[259]

3.         AUDEBERT [III] de Périgord (-after 25 Sep 1116).  "Aina Petragoricensis comitissa et Helias comes et Aldebertus filii eius" donated "terram…Aldrulet" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[260].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, named in several acts with his nephews who also both bore this title. 

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4.         ERMENGARDE de Périgord .  A charter dated 14 Feb 1083 names "Helias de Alba terra…et uxor sua…Ermengardis soror supradicti comitis [comite Petragorico]"[261]The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly HELIE d'Aubeterre, son of ---.  m secondly RAYMOND de Gensac , son of ---. 

 

 

AUDEBERT [III] de Périgord, son of AUDEBERT [II] Comte de Périgord & his wife [Asceline de Salagnac] (-after 25 Sep 1116).  "Aina Petragoricensis comitissa et Helias comes et Aldebertus filii eius" donated "terram…Aldrulet" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[262].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, named in several acts with his nephews who also both bore this title, first with Comte Guillaume Talairand until 1115 and in 1116 with Comte Hélie [V] Rudel (see above).  "Amelia comes et Audebertus comes et Aina comptissa" donated "vineas Alasferreras" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated to after 1079[263].  A charter dated 1104 records that "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis et Talerandus nepos eius..." consented to the donation to Uzerche by Guillaume Bishop of Périgueux[264].  "Aldebertus consul Petragoricus et Willelmus Talairandus consul Petragoricus" confirmed the donation to Saintes Notre-Dame by "suus pater", and "domina Garsenda" confirmed the donation by "Helias consul Petragoricus", by charter dated 21 Sep [1104/07], in the presence of "domine Gemme et domine Marie et domine Gisle et domine Alentrudis et domine Garsende de Petreguis"[265].  "Aldebertus comes…et Guillelmus Talairandus nepos eius" confirmed a donation of property "mansum Ordoardenc…et unam partem mansi de Montezel" by "Petrus Gaufridi" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade by charter dated to [1104/10][266].  "Aldebertus comes…et Guillelmus Talairandus nepos eius" confirmed a donation of property "mansum Ordoardenc…et unam partem mansi de Montezel" by "Petrus Gaufridi" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1104/10][267].  "Petragoricensium Ildebertus comes" confirmed donations to Uzerche by charter dated 14 Jul 1109[268].  "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis…Guillelmus Talerandus consul Petragoricensis…Rudello fratre suo" confirmed a donation by charter dated 1115[269].  "Aldebertus comes Petragoricensis" donated property by charter dated 25 Sep 1116, confirmed by "Rudellus nepos meus, de consulate particeps"[270].  "Audebertus comes…" witnessed the charter dated to before 1124 which records acquisitions of property by "Aleais" in Périgord[271]

m --- (-after 1135).  The name of Audebert’s wife is not known.  The wife of Comte Audebert died after the charter dated 1135 under which "Boso comes de Granolio et mater eius et uxor eius Comtorissa" donated property to the abbey of Cadoin {Le Buisson-de-Cadoin, Dordogne}[272]

Comte Audebert [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         BOSON [IV] de Périgord (-1166).  "Bozo comes Petragoricensis filius Aldeberti comitis" donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1159/66][273].  Seigneur de Grignols.  "Boso comes de Granolio et mater eius et uxor eius Comtorissa" donated property to the abbey of Cadoin {Le Buisson-de-Cadoin, Dordogne} by charter dated 1135[274].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, jointly with his cousin Rudel.  "Rudello et Bosone consulibus" donated property by charter dated 1144[275].  He was sole count by 1149 when a charter names "Bosone comitatum Petragoricensem tenente"[276].  The chronicle of the bishops of Périgueux records that "Boso comes Petragoricensis" constructed a large tower "supra locum Arenarum Petragoræ" in [1150][277]m (1135 or before) CONTORS, daughter of ---.  "Boso comes de Granolio et mater eius et uxor eius Comtorissa" donated property to the abbey of Cadoin {Le Buisson-de-Cadoin, Dordogne} by charter dated 1135[278].  Comte Boson & his wife had five children: 

a)         HELIE [VI] TALAIRAND de Périgord (-[1203])The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois names "Helias Taleyrandus, filius Bosonis de Grainol", when recording that he surrendered his castle to the Duke of Aquitaine, dated to 1182 from the context[279].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  "Helias comes Petragoricensis" donated property "quam Helias Ebrartz" held from him next to "Podium Chasluz" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by undated charter dated to [1166/1208][280].  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" donated property "nemus…Herbosa" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, confirmed by "Helia Talairano filio meo", by charter dated [1199/1200][281].  "Helias Talairanz comes Petragoricensis et Raimunda comitissa uxor illius" donated property "loco de Landia" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by charter dated to [1166/1211], which specifies that the donation was made in "castello de Monpao quod uxor sua Raimonda possidebat"[282].  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" confirmed a donation of property "iuris..in nemore…Herbosa" by "Helia de Versinas et…Ama sorore sua et a matre eorum" (to which "tres filiæ Amæ…Maria uxore Raimundi de Longua et Petronilla et Claria sorores" consented) to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, with the consent of "Heliæ filii mei et Talairandi nepotis iam dicti Heliæ filii", by charter dated [1203/04][283]m (before [1155/60]) RAYMONDE de Turenne, daughter of RAYMOND Vicomte de Turenne et de Ribérac & his wife --- ([1135/45]-).  Her parentage and marriage are proved by the charter dated 1167 under which "Raimundus vicecomes Turennensis…et…Talairans gener prædicti vicecomitis" donated property in "mansum de las Treilas" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1167[284].  Stroński suggests convincingly that her father was a son of Archambaud de Turenne Vicomte de Ribérac, son of Boson [I] Vicomte de Turenne[285].  Her birth date range, estimated on the basis of the birth date ranges of her descendants, demonstrates that she could not have been the daughter of Raymond [II] Vicomte de Turenne (who was born posthumously in [1143/44]).  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated to [1180] under which "Helias Talairanz comes Petragoricensis et Raimunda comitissa uxor illius" donated property "loco de Landia" {La Lande, a priory of the abbey of Chancelade} to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, which specifies that the donation was made in "castello de Monpao quod uxor sua Raimonda possidebat"[286].  This is the château and châtellenie of Montpaon, a name subsequently distorted into Montpont {Montpont-Ménestérol, Dordogne}, which she brought to her husband as dowry.  Her name is stated as Mathilde in Europäische Stammtafeln[287], an error which appears to originate from a section of the biography of Bertran le Born, troubadour provençal (see the introduction to this chapter, above), which asserts that Bertran was in love with "madomna Maeuz de Montanhac, molher d'un Talairan, qu'era fraire del comte de Peiregorc", a statement which Stroński demonstrates is incompatible in every detail from a historical viewpoint with the information in the primary sources quoted here[288].  Comte Hélie [V] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HELIE [VII] TALAIRAND de Périgord ([1155/60]-before 1211).  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" donated property "nemus…Herbosa" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, confirmed by "Helia Talairano filio meo", by charter dated [1199/1200][289].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.   

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ii)         ARCHAMBAUD [I] de Périgord (-1212).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  However, he is referred to as Vicomte de Ribérac in the charter quoted below, a title which he could only have inherited from his presumed mother.  "Ramnulfus…Petragoricensis episcopus [et] Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis, vicecomes de Ribairiaco" declared that "Petrus de Sancto Asterio et Geraldus et Armandus filii eius et Helias de Sancto Asterio et B filius eius et Fulcherius d'Agonac et Bertrandus de Sancto Asterio…" and others had donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by charter dated [1211/12][290].  Ramnulf Bishop of Périgueux names "bonæ memoriæ Archambaldus…quondam comes Petragoricensis" as donor of property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade in a charter dated 1212[291].  Although he is called "comes Petragoricensis" in both these documents, no other evidence has been found that Archambaud was one of the ruling comtes de Périgord, although it is not impossible that he succeeded as comte on the death of his brother Hélie [VII], jointly with his nephew Comte Archambaud [II].  He is called "Archambaud [I]" in the present document for convenience, as the first person of this name in the family, but without implying any historical significance.  It should also be noted that secondary sources normally refer to the last counts of the family as Archambaud [V] and [VI].  Removing the ordinal from Archambaud [I] could therefore result in confusion with respect to the numbering of these two later rulers. 

b)         AUDEBERT de Périgord (-[1162/69] or after).  "Helia coms de Peregorc, e n'Audebert e'n Bos si friar" are named in [1162/69][292]

c)         BOSON de Périgord (-[1162/69] or after).  "Helia coms de Peregorc, e n'Audebert e'n Bos si friar" are named in [1162/69][293]

d)         RANULF de Périgord (-20 Nov after 1188).  Monk at, later abbot of, the Cistercian abbey Notre-Dame de La Faise {Les Artigues-de-Lussac, Gironde}.  "Ramnulphus Taleyrandi Heliæ comitis Petragoricensis frater" is named (in a document composed in 1680 by the Benedictine Dom Claude Estiennot, who claims to have based his work on contemporary primary sources which have presumably disappeared subsequently) as fourth abbot of the monastery of Notre-Dame de La Faise, specifying that he was a monk at the abbey before being appointed abbot in 1181[294].  The extract also cites a charter dated 1188 which purportedly involves abbot Ranulf (but does not name him, according to the extract) and the necrology of "Sylvæ Majoris" which records his death "XIII Kal Nov".  Stroński highlights that Gallia Christiana[295] confuses Ranulf de Périgord with Ranulf de Mauriac, who he demonstrates was a separate individual, and this has been followed by subsequent genealogical secondary sources[296]

e)         JORDANA de Périgord .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Jordana filia Bosonis Petragoricensis Comitis" as wife of "Combornensi…Archambaldus"[297].  "Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn et…Johanna uxor eius et…Archambaldus filius eorum" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 24 Nov 1178[298]m ARCHAMBAUD [V] Vicomte de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [IV] "le Barbu" Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Humberge [Brunissent] de Limoges (-[1199] or after). 

2.         AUDEBERT de Périgord (-[1145] or after).  Seigneur de Puyguilhem {a ruined castle now in Thérac, Dordogne}.  A charter dated 1135 names "Boso comes de Granolio…frater eius Audebertus comes Montis Guillelmi"[299]

3.         RAYMOND de Périgord (-1159 or after).  A charter dated 1153 names "Raimondo episcopo et Bosone comite fratre suo episcopatum gubernantibus"[300]Bishop of Périgueux 1146-1158.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1158-1159. 

 

 

HELIE [VII] TALAIRAND de Périgord, son of HELIE [VI] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his wife Raymonde de Turenne-Ribérac ([1155/60]-before 1211).  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" donated property "nemus…Herbosa" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, confirmed by "Helia Talairano filio meo", by charter dated [1199/1200][301].  His birth date range is estimated on the basis of the birth date ranges estimated for his descendants (see below).  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" confirmed a donation of property "iuris..in nemore…Herbosa" by "Helia de Versinas et…Ama sorore sua et a matre eorum" (to which "tres filiæ Amæ…Maria uxore Raimundi de Longua et Petronilla et Claria sorores" consented) to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, with the consent of "Heliæ filii mei et Talairandi nepotis iam dicti Heliæ filii", by charter dated [1203/04][302].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

m (before [1180/85]) [as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Limoges, widow of --- de Rochechouart, daughter of ADEMAR [V] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Sarah of Cornwall.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem, Ademarum et Guillermum…Peregrinus…filiam Margaretam…Aquiliam…Humbergam…Mariam" as children of "Ademarum" and his wife "Sarram", specifying that Marguerite married "filio Aimerici de Rupecavardi" and afterwards "filio Audeberti Petragorici comitis"[303].  It is not possible to identify the "Audeberti Petragorici comitis", the only known counts of this name having existed at an earlier period.  This is somewhat surprising as the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis appears generally to be reasonably accurate in its genealogical details.  The identity of Marguerite's second husband as Hélie [VII] Comte de Périgord is suggested by the charter dated [1228/29] under which "Archambauz coms de Peregurs fils n'El Talairan et neps al vescomte de Lemotges" donated property "lo moli Sancti Martialis que Peir Vegers tenia" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade[304].  From a chronological point of view, this appears to be the best solution from among the comtes de Périgord who are known from other primary sources.  However, it should be emphasised that the issue is not without doubt, firstly in light of the usual confusion about the translation of the word "neps/nepos", secondly because the vicomte de Limoges in question is not named, and thirdly because there remains the possibility that another "Audebert" in the Périgord family also bore the title "comte", unrecorded in other sources so far identified (see for example Audebert, son of Boson [IV] Comte de Périgord).  The name of the first husband of Marguerite de Limoges is not known.  From a chronological point of view, it is probable that he was the son of Aimery [V] Vicomte de Rochechouart, assuming that the report in the Chronicle of Geoffroy de Vigeois about Marguerite's first marriage is accurate.  It is possible that he was the same person as Vicomte Aimery [VI], son and successor of Aimery [V], but only assuming that the marriage was dissolved as Aimery [VI] is reported elsewhere with another named wife.] 

Hélie [VII] & his wife had one child: 

1.         ARCHAMBAUD [II] TALAIRAND de Périgord ([1180/85]-1239 before 15 Sep).  "Helias…Petragoricensis comes" confirmed a donation of property "iuris..in nemore…Herbosa" by "Helia de Versinas et…Ama sorore sua et a matre eorum" (to which "tres filiæ Amæ…Maria uxore Raimundi de Longua et Petronilla et Claria sorores" consented) to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, with the consent of "Heliæ filii mei et Talairandi nepotis iam dicti Heliæ filii", by charter dated [1203/04][305].  His birth date range is estimated from the birth date ranges estimated for his son and grandson, but on the assumption that Archambaud [I] must have been adult when he swore allegiance in 1204 (see below).  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  He swore allegiance to Philippe II "Auguste" King of France in 1204[306].  King John accepted the allegiance of "Archebaldo filie Elye com Petragoris" by order dated 30 Mar 1214[307].  "Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis filius Helie Talairandi junioris" is named in a charter dated 29 Jun 1219[308].  "Archambauz coms de Peregurs fils n'El Talairan et neps al vescomte de Lemotges" donated property "lo moli Sancti Martialis que Peir Vegers tenia" to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by charter dated [1228/29][309].  "Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis" issued a charter dated 27 May 1238[310].  He left for the Holy Land and Pierre Bishop of Périgueux reported on 15 Sep 1239 that "Archambaldi quondam comitis Petragoricensis" was dead[311]m ---.  The name of Archambaud’s wife is not known.  Archambaud [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         HELIE [VIII] TALAIRAND de Périgord ([1210/15]-[1247/51])"Helias Talairandi comes Petragoricensis" confirmed a donation by "Arcambaldus pater noster quondam comes Petragoricensis" of all his rights in "castro de Granholio" {Grignols} to "nobili viro Bosoni de Granolio et eius successoribus" by charter dated Jan 1245[312].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

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b)         MARGUERITE de Périgord (-after Apr 1269).  "Ebulo de Sancto Asterio dominus de Monte Inciso et Margarita uxor eius" record an agreement between them and "Archambaldum…comitem Petrigoricensem", clarifying that the latter was "pater mei Margaritæ", in a charter dated Apr 1269[313]m EBLON de Saint-Astier {castle of Le-Puy, Saint-Astier, Saint-Astier, Dordogne} Seigneur de Montanceix {castle in Montrem, Dordogne}, son of ---. 

c)         RAYMONDE de Périgord (-after [1238]).  "Archambaldus comes Petragorencis" donated property to the Benedictine abbey of Ligueux {Dordogne} and "filiæ nostræ Raymundæ" by charter dated to 1238[314].  Nun at Ligueux. 

 

 

The exact relationship of the following person to the main Périgord family is not known.  His death before 1251 is consistent with his having been another son of Archambaud [I], assuming that he lived to an age similar to his supposed brother Hélie [VII]. 

1.         BOSON de Périgord (-before 1251).  Stroński cites a report by the seneschal of Périgueux to the French king concerning assaults and various other misdemeanours inflicted between 19 and 21 Aug 1246 by Hélie [VIII] Comte de Périgord and his accomplices, among whom "Bosone de Granholio lt…de…qui haerunt patrueles comitis"[315], which suggests that the fathers of Boson and Comte Hélie [VIII] were brothers.  Seigneur de Grignols.  "Bosonis domini de Granholio" is named in the charter dated to 1238 under which "Archambaldus comes Petragorencis" donated property to the Benedictine abbey of Ligueux {Dordogne} and "filiæ nostræ Raymundæ"[316].  "Helias Talairandi comes Petragoricensis" confirmed a donation by "Arcambaldus pater noster quondam comes Petragoricensis" of all his rights in "castro de Granholio" {Grignols} to "nobili viro Bosoni de Granolio et eius successoribus" by charter dated Jan 1245[317]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1251).  "Marguerite femme de Boson de Grignols" is reported, in a document possibly written by Lépine which is included in the Collection Périgord but which cites no primary source on which this is based, as having given a receipt (dated Jul 1251) to Gaillarde Comtesse de Périgord and her son Archambaud which Gaillarde's husband had assigned to Boson de Grignols[318].  Boson & his wife had descendants: 

-        SEIGNEURS de GRIGNOLS, and family TALLEYRAND (later TALLEYRAND-PERIGORD, ennobled as PRINCES de CHALAIS)

 

 

HELIE [VIII] de Périgord, son of ARCHAMBAUD [I] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his wife --- ([1210/15]-[1247/51]).  A partially legible charter of Guy [VI] Vicomte de Limoges, dated to [1240], names "…randi comitis Petragorencsis consanguineus noster"[319].  His birth date range is estimated from the estimated birth date range of his son.  "Helias Talairandi comes Petragoricensis" confirmed a donation by "Arcambaldus pater noster quondam comes Petragoricensis" of all his rights in "castro de Granholio" {Grignols} to "nobili viro Bosoni de Granolio et eius successoribus" by charter dated Jan 1245[320].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

m GAILLARDE, daughter of --- Comte de --- & his wife --- [relative of Jaime I King of Aragon] (-1251 or after).  "Domina Galharda Petragoricensis comitissa uxor quondam prædicti comitis [Heliæ Talairandi] et Archambaldus filius eorum" donated property by charter dated 1251[321].  Pope Innocent IV granted a retrospective dispensation to the marriage of "nobili viro comiti Petragoricensi et comitisse uxore sua" by letter dated 13 Jan 1247, which relates that the parties' respective fathers (unnamed) had married them a long time before to put an end to wars between them, overlooking the fact that the wife's father was the husband's godfather, and refers to her as "Arragonum regis…filia comitissa, linea consanguinitatis attingis"[322].  Further investigation into the political relations between the county of Périgord and its neighbouring counties during the 1230s, in particular any evidence about possible inter-comital wars, may throw light on Gaillarde's origin. 

Comte Hélie [VIII] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ARCHAMBAUD [III] de Périgord ([1238/40]-[1300]).  "Domina Galharda Petragoricensis comitissa uxor quondam prædicti comitis [Heliæ Talairandi] et Archambaldus filius eorum" donated property by charter dated 1251[323].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  "Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis" confirmed donations by "quondam Helias bonæ memoriæ comes Petragoricensis pater noster" by charter dated 11 Feb 1255, which also refers to his guardians indicating that he was still a minor[324].  His first testament dated 11 Apr 1267 appoints "filium meum Heliam Talairan" as his successor, and provides for "filiæ meæ Aremborc…Audee secundæ filiæ meæ…alio…filia mea Gailharda"[325].  His second testament dated Sep 1295 appoints "Heliam Taleyrandi filium nostrum primogenitum" as his successor, names "Archembaldo autem filio meo secundo genito…Bosoni autem filio meo tertio genitor" and provides for dowries for "sororem Ayramburgis filiam nostram ordinis sororum Sancte Clare…quando contraxit matrimonium cum domino Anessantio de Caulomonte…Gualhardam cum Gualhardo de La Landa…Johannam…cum Petro de Burdigala"[326]m firstly (before 1263) --- (-after 11 Apr 1267).  The fact of Archambaud's first marriage is indicated by his son Hélie [VIII] having married the daughter of his father's second wife (by her first husband).  The date of the marriage is set by the birth of four children before their father's first testament of 11 Apr 1267.  The name of Archambaud's first wife is not known.  m secondly ([4 Apr 1269/20 Jun 1270]) as her second husband, MARIE d'Anduze, widow of ARNAUD [III] OTHON Vicomte de Lomagne, daughter of PIERRE BERMOND [VII] d'Anduze Sire d'Anduze et de Sauve {Gard} & his first wife Josserande de Poitiers-Valentinois (-1290).  Her parentage is confirmed by a receipt dated 19 Feb 1249 in the Chartularium Raimondi comitis Tholosæ from Arnaud Othon Vicomte de Lomagne to Raymond VII Comte de Toulouse for the dowry of the latter's [great-]niece "nepta sua domina Maria filia…Petri Bermundi de Salves"[327].  The earliest date of her second marriage is set by letters dated 4 Apr 1269 and 21 Jun 1269 addressed by Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse "senescallo Agenensi et Caturcensi" to "nobilem dominam vicecomitissam Altivillaris" relating to the estate of her late first husband, as she would presumably have been addressed by the comital title if she had been married by the latter date[328]The latest date for her marriage is set by the letter dated 21 Jun 1270 from Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse addressed to "Marie, Petragoricensi comitisse" which names "Archambaudo, Petragoricensi comiti, marito suo"[329].  The testament of Jeanne Ctss de Toulouse, dated 23 Jun 1270, bequeathed property to "…Margarite custodi Philippe, domine Marie quondam vicecomitisse Altivillaris filie, uxoris domini Archambaudi comitis Petragoricensis…"[330]Her date of death is set by the marriage contract of her daughter Jeanne (see below).  Comte Archambaud [III] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         HELIE [IX] TALAIRAN de Périgord ([1258/62]-1315)The first testament of Archambaud [III] dated 11 Apr 1267 appoints "filium meum Heliam Talairan" as his successor[331].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

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b)         EREMBOURG de PérigordThe first testament of Archambaud [III] dated 11 Apr 1267 provides for "filiæ meæ Aremborc…Audee secundæ filiæ meæ…alio…filia mea Gailharda"[332].  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 provided for dowries for "sororem Ayramburgis filiam nostram ordinis sororum Sancte Clare…quando contraxit matrimonium cum domino Anessantio de Caulomonte…Gualhardam cum Gualhardo de La Landa…Johannam…cum Petro de Burdigala"[333].  "Archambaldus comes" confirmed donations by "filia nostra Aremborcx relicta domini Anicensii de Castomonte" by charter dated Jun 1281[334].  She became abbess of Sainte-Claire de Périgueux after her husband died.  m as his second wife, ANISSANT de Caumont Seigneur de Sainte-Bazeille {Lot-et-Garonne}, son of NOMPAR [I] de Caumont {Caumont-sur-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne} Seigneur de Lauzun {Lot-et-Garonne} & his wife Guillemette de Bouville (-before Jun 1281). 

c)         AUDE de Périgord (-[11 Apr 1267/Sep 1295]).  The first testament of Archambaud [III] dated 11 Apr 1267 provides for "filiæ meæ Aremborc…Audee secundæ filiæ meæ…alio…filia mea Gailharda", specifying that Aude was destined to be a nun "in monasterio Fontis Ebrardi"[335]

d)         GAILLARDE de Périgord .  The first testament of Archambaud [III] dated 11 Apr 1267 provides for "filiæ meæ Aremborc…Audee secundæ filiæ meæ…alio…filia mea Gailharda", specifying that Gaillarde was destined to be a nun "in monasterio de Coirois" {Le Coiroux, Aubazine, Corrèze}[336].  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 provided for dowries for "sororem Ayramburgis filiam nostram ordinis sororum Sancte Clare…quando contraxit matrimonium cum domino Anessantio de Caulomonte…Gualhardam cum Gualhardo de La Landa…Johannam…cum Petro de Burdigala"[337]m (1276) GAILLARD de La Lande Seigneur et Baron de La Brède {Gironde}, son of [338]GAILLARD de La Lande & his wife ---. 

Comte Archambaud [III] & his second wife had three children: 

e)         ARCHAMBAUD de Périgord ([1268/69] or after-after 8 Aug 1302).  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 names "Archembaldo autem filio meo secundo genito…Bosoni autem filio meo tertio genito"[339].  The dates associated with his father's first and second wives, and Archambaud's absence from his father's testament dated 17 Apr 1267, indicate that Archambaud must have been born from his second marriage.  Canon of Saint-Front de Périgueux.  Abbot of Saint-Astier {Saint-Astier, Dordogne}.  The testament of Comte Hélie [IX] Talairand, dated 8 Aug 1302, names "Archambaldi fratri nostro…"[340]

f)          BOSO de Périgord ([1270] or after-after 8 Aug 1302).  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 names "Archembaldo autem filio meo secundo genito…Bosoni autem filio meo tertio genito"[341].  The dates associated with his father's first and second wives indicate that Boso must have been born from his second marriage.  Seigneur d'Estissac {Bergerac, Dordogne}.  The testament of Comte Hélie [IX] Talairand, dated 8 Aug 1302, bequeaths "castri nostri d'Estissaco" to "Bosoni fratri nostro"[342]

g)         JEANNE de Périgord ([1270] or after-[28 Apr 1341/Jan 1345]).  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 provided for dowries for "sororem Ayramburgis filiam nostram ordinis sororum Sancte Clare…quando contraxit matrimonium cum domino Anessantio de Caulomonte…Gualhardam cum Gualhardo de La Landa…Johannam…cum Petro de Burdigala"[343].  The dates associated with her father's first and second wives indicate that Jeanne must have been born from his second marriage (which is confirmed explicitly by her marriage contract).  The marriage contract between "Johana filha deu noble senhor Archambaud…compte de Peyregort et…la noble dona na Maria molhere" and "Pierre de Bordeau…filh…deu noble baron en Pierre de Bordeau" is dated 26 Jan 1290[344].  A series of charters dated 9 Nov 1316, 2 Apr 1327, 1328, 7 Sep 1329, 1340 and Apr 1341 record a lengthy dispute, and the ensuing arbitration, between "Jehanne de Perigort dame de Lavardac" and "le sire d’Albret" concerning "les lymites de Lavardac et de Nérac"[345].  Part of the seal of Jeanne de Périgord dame de Lavardac is attached to a parchment dated at Lavardac 28 Apr 1341[346].  She died before Jan 1345 when Jean Duke of Normandy (later Jean II King of France) granted property "Fauquerolles et Cauderoue" (which had been inherited by Jeanne's mother from Jeanne Ctss de Toulouse) to Cardinal Taleyrand de Périgord, the document stating that it had been handed to the English by "sa tante, feue Jeanne de Périgord"[347].  Under her testament dated 24 Aug 1342, she named her nephew Cardinal Talleyrand de Périgord as her sole legatee, with substitution in favour of her nephew Roger-Bernard Comte de Périgord[348].  Talleyrand, cardinal de Périgord, seigneur de Lavardac, granted a proxy to take possession of the property[349]m (26 Jan 1290) PIERRE de Bordeaux, son of PIERRE [IV] de Bordeaux Seigneur de Puy-Paulin {a borough of Bordeaux, Gironde} Seneschal of Gascony & his wife Assalide de Rancon (-[1 Apr 1305/1334]).  Pierre de Bordeaux is named in a letter dated 1 Apr 1305 by the king of England to his seneschal Jean de Havering[350].  Philippe VI King of France sent a commission to the seneschal of Périgord and Quercy dated 1334 ordering payment to "Jeanne de Périgord, veuve de Pierre de Bordeaux", of an allowance of 300 francs which her husband had allowed her from the fees paid by the market at Bordeaux[351]

2.         [MARGUERITE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  This marriage is suggested by a letter from "Bertrandus de Cardaillac miles eius, in Lemovicensi, Petragoricensi et [Caturcensi] diœcesi consenescallus" to Henry III King of England, dated to [early 1261], asking for the king’s special attention for "dominum G. de Mala Morte" and names "comite Peitragorensi sororio suo"[352]m ([before early 1261]) GERAUD [III] de Malemort Seigneur de Malemort {Malemort-sur-Corrèze, Corrèze}, son of --- (-1273).] 

3.         [ALMODIS .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m BERNARD [III] Seigneur de Cardaillac {Lot}, son of --- (-1282).  Seneschal of Henry III King of England in Limousin, Périgord and Quercy until 1261.  Governor of Bergerac.] 

 

 

HELIE [IX] TALAIRAN de Périgord, son of ARCHAMBAUD [III] Comte de Périgord & his first wife --- ([1258/62]-1315).  The first testament of Archambaud [III] dated 11 Apr 1267 appoints "filium meum Heliam Talairan" as his successor[353].  Given the estimated birth date range of his father, it is unlikely that Hélie [IX] could have been born before 1258 at the earliest.  The second testament of Archambaud [III] dated Sep 1295 appointed "Heliam Taleyrandi filium nostrum primogenitum"[354].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  He granted the viscountships of Lomagne and Auvillar, received from his first wife's family, to Philippe IV King of France in Nov 1301 in return for several castles, cities and lands[355], although the transfer of the latter was only made in 1320 to Hélie's son Archambaud[356].  Under his testament dated 8 Aug 1302, he chooses burial "in ecclesia fratrum Minorum de Petragoris" where "quondam progenitoris nostri et Philippe quondam uxoris nostre" were buried, he bequeaths "castri nostri d'Estissaco" to "Bosoni fratri nostro", names "Archambaldi fratri nostro…Brunissende uxor nostra comitissa Petragoricensis...Margarite filie nostræ…Archambaldum filium nostrum"[357].  

m firstly ([1276]) his stepsister, PHILIPPA de Lomagne, daughter of ARNAUD [III] Odon Vicomte de Lomagne & his third wife Marie d'Anduze (-[1286/94], bur Périgueux, Franciscan Church).  Her marriage and parentage are confirmed by reading together the sources quoted below.  The testament of Jeanne Ctss de Toulouse, dated 23 Jun 1270, declared "Philippam filiam domini Arnaldi Othonis quodam vicecomitis Leomannie et predicte domine Marie consanguinee nostre, quondam uxoris sue, vicecomitisse quondam Leomannie, uxoris domini Archambaudi comitis Petragoricensis" as her universal heir[358]The inheritance was confirmed by Alphonse de France Comte de Poitiers, husband of Jeanne Ctss de Toulouse, in Jun 1270[359].  She inherited the vicomtés of Lomagne and Auvillar on the death without issue of her brother Vézian Vicomte de Lomagne in 1276.  Vicomte Vézian's mother-in-law, Mathe de Bordeaux, wrote to Edward I King of England objecting and proposing her own son Amanieu as the preferred successor[360].  "Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis…et Helyas Tallerandi primogenitus eius ac Philippa eiusdem primogeniti uxor" sold "domus dicte Hosteriche…site Parisius ultra Magnum Pontem" inherited from "Alfonsi comitis Pictavensis quondam et Johane eius uxoris" to Pierre Comte d'Alençon in 1282[361].  "Philippa vicecomitissa Leomaniæ et Altivillari" granted the viscountship of Auvillar to her husband, by way of her dowry, by charter dated 4 Apr 1286[362]

Betrothed ([1295], contract broken before 1298) to [PUCELLE] d'Armagnac, daughter of GERAUD [VI] Comte d'Armagnac & his wife Mathe de Béarn [Montcada] (-[1298/18 May 1302]).  The letter of Pope Boniface VIII granted dispensation 2 May 1296 for the marriage between "Helye Thalayrandi comiti Petragoricensis et vicecomes Leomaniæ et Altivillari" and "Puelle, nate quondam Geraldi comitis Armaniaci, uxor eius" despite 3o consanguinity[363].  “Puelle” could either be this daughter’s name (presumably named after her paternal grandmother) or simply "young girl".  In the latter case, this daughter could have been the same person as the daughter named Marqua in her father’s testament dated 18 May 1302.  If Pucelle was a different daughter, she must have died before her father’s testament in which she is not named. 

m secondly (1298) BRUNISENDE de Foix, daughter of ROGER-BERNARD [III] Comte de Foix & his wife Marguerite de Béarn (-before 21 Nov 1324).  "Helias Talyrandi…comes Petragorensis vicecomes Leomaniæ et Altivillaris" confirmed receipt of the dowry relating to his marriage with "dominæ Brunissendis uxoris suæ, filiæ…domini Rogeri Bernardi…comitis Fuxi" dated 1297[364].  The 15th century Chronicle of Esquerrier names "Madona Brunisen…molher de Mossen Elias de Peyragort" as the first of the three daughters of "Roger Bernard comte de Foix…[et] de Madona Margarida de Bearn"[365].  “Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis major 14 annis et minor 25 annis et...domina Brunissendis de Fuxo mater sua” appointed the latter as guardian of the former by charter dated Dec 1316[366].  Her death is dated from a letter of condolence sent 21 Nov 1324 by Pope John XXII to her son Archambaud [IV] on the death of his mother[367]

Comte Hélie [IX] & his first wife had [three] children: 

1.         MARQUISE de Périgord ([1281/82]-after 7 May 1294).  "Marquisia filia emancipata…domini Heliæ Talayrandi, vicecomitis Altivillaris, filii domini comitis Petragoricensis…major duodecim annorum" granted the viscountships of Lomagne and Auvillars to her father, naming "dominam Philippam matrem quondam dicte Marquesie", by charter dated 7 May 1294[368].  Nun at Sainte-Claire de Périgueux. 

2.         EREMBOURG de Périgord (-young).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

3.         [JEANNE de Périgord (-after 29 May 1332).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   However, if she was a member of the family of the Comtes de Périgord, it is chronologically consistent for her to have been the daughter of Comte Hélie [IX], by his first marriage considering the date of her own first marriage.  Her absence from the testament of Comte Hélie [IX] Talairand, dated 8 Aug 1302, suggests that Jeanne may not have been his daughter[369].  Her supposed first marriage is suggested by the act dated 1307 under which Pierre [II] de Grailly (who married firstly Assalide, sister of Pierre [VI] de Bordeaux, and was therefore heir to Pierre [VI], de iure uxoris) granted Jeanne "Petg" widow of "Pey de Bordeu" revenues in Médoc[370].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the letter from Edward I King of England "pro Pontio domino de Castelione", dated 26 Apr 1307, requesting papal dispensation for the marriage between "Pontium filium dicti Pontii" and "Johanam de Peregort"[371], the dispensation being required because her first husband had been the maternal uncle of her proposed second husband although this reason is not specified in the document.  Her third marriage is indicated by a bull of Pope John XXII dated 1318 which names "Sansaniero de Pinibus et…nobili mulieri Johanne Petragoris eius uxori"[372].  "Jeanne de Périgord, veuve de Sancenier des Pins" is named in act of the parlement dated 29 May 1332[373], and a peace treaty dated 1319 between "dominum Amaneum domino de Lebreto" [Amanieu [VII] Sire d'Albret] on the one hand and Jeanne de Périgord and her husband "dominum Sansanerium de Pinibus militem" [Sansaner des Pins] on the other[374]m firstly ([1301]) PIERRE [VI] de Bordeaux Seigneur de Puy-Paulin {a borough in Bordeaux, Gironde}, son of PIERRE [V] de Bordeaux & his wife Comtor --- (-1307 or before).  m secondly (1307) PONS de Castillon, son of PONS [II] Seigneur de Castillon et de Lamarque {Gironde} & his wife --- de Bordeaux (-before 1318).  m thirdly (before 1318) SANSANER des Pins Seigneur de Monheurt {Tarn-et-Garonne}, son of GUILLAUME-RAYMOND des Pins & his wife Séguine de Caumont (-before 1332).] 

Comte Hélie [IX] & his second wife had eight children: 

4.         MARGUERITE de Périgord ([1299/1300]-after 8 Aug 1302).  The testament of Comte Hélie [IX] Talairand, dated 8 Aug 1302, names "…Brunissende uxor nostra comitissa Petragoricensis...Margarite filie nostræ…Archambaldum filium nostrum"[375]

5.         ARCHAMBAUD [IV] de Périgord ([1300/8 Aug 1302]-1335)The testament of Comte Hélie [IX] Talairand, dated 8 Aug 1302, names "…Brunissende uxor nostra comitissa Petragoricensis...Margarite filie nostræ…Archambaldum filium nostrum"[376].  His parentage is confirmed by a letter of condolence sent to him 21 Nov 1324 by Pope John XXII on the death of his mother[377].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord, initially under the guardianship of his mother.  “Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis major 14 annis et minor 25 annis et...domina Brunissendis de Fuxo mater sua” appointed the latter as guardian of the former by charter dated Dec 1316[378]m (26 Nov 1313) JEANNE de Pons Dame de Bergerac, daughter of RENAUD de Pons {Pons, Charente-Maritime} Seigneur de Bergerac {Dordogne} & his wife Isabelle de Lévis-Florensac (-after 18 Jul 1334).  A document dated 26 Nov 1313 refers to the marriage of Archambaud and "Johannam filiam inclite memorie Reynaldi de Pontibus, domini de Ponte et de Brageyraco" and his wife Isabelle de Lévis-Florensac, in the presence of "Helias Rudelli frater dicte domicelle et nobilis Brunissendis dicti comitis"[379].  In a document dated 1326, Menaud de Pons seigneur de Bergerac, assigned 500 livres income from the seigneurie of Montignac to Archambaud [IV] comte de Périgord for the dowry of Jeanne de Pons, wife of the latter and sister of the former[380].  Her testament is dated 18 Jul 1334 in which she requests burial in the church of the Cordeliers convent at Bergerac[381]

6.         TALAIRAN de Périgord (after 8 Aug 1302-1364).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although the sources cited below show that he was the brother of Comte Roger Bernard.  Abbot of Sainte-Marie de Chancelade.  Bishop of Auxerre 1329.  Cardinal (title of San Pietro in Vincoli) 1331.  "Rotgerius Bernardi...comes Petragoricensis“ granted "castrum et castellaniam de Burdelia" to "dominum Taleyrandum...cardinalem...germanum nostrum" by charter dated 13 Apr 1342[382].  Under her testament dated 24 Aug 1342, Jeanne de Périgord named her nephew Cardinal Talairan de Périgord as her sole legatee, with substitution in favour of her nephew Roger-Bernard Comte de Périgord[383].  "Agnes ducissa Duracii et comitissa Gravinæ“, as heir to "quondam...Archambaldi comitis Petragoricensis fratris...nostri", granted rights in the inheritance to "dominus Talayrandus...cardinalis...frater noster" by charter dated 2 May and 11 Aug 1343, which names “Caroli ducis Duracii primogeniti nostri...cum...Maria ejus consorte nata quondam...Caroli regis Roberti primogeniti ducis Calabriæ filia nostra...Ioannæ...Ierusalem et Siciliæ Reginæ dictæ Mariæ ducissæ...sororis[384].  Talairan, cardinal de Périgord, seigneur de Lavardac, granted a proxy to take possession of the property[385].  Bishop of Albano 1348. 

7.         ROGER BERNARD de Périgord ([1303]-1363).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although the sources cited here show that he was the brother of Cardinal Talairan de Périgord.  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

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8.         FORTANIER de Périgord (-after 1355).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Knight. 

9.         AGNES de Périgord (-after 11 Aug 1343, bur Naples, Convent of Santa Chiara).  Her parentage is confirmed by the marriage contract between "dominum Johannem…domini Karolo secundi Jherusalem et Siciliæ regis…natum, Gravinæ comitem et…Sancti Angeli dominum" and "domicellam Agnetem filiam…Archembaudi comitis Petragoricensis [error for Heliæ] quondam…domina Brunicende de Fusso comitissa Petragoricensis mater, et Archembaudi comes comitatus eiusdem filius et germanus Agnetæ", dated Nov 1321[386].  "Agnes ducissa Duracii et comitissa Gravinæ“, as heir to "quondam...Archambaldi comitis Petragoricensis fratris...nostri", granted rights in the inheritance to "dominus Talayrandus...cardinalis...frater noster" by charter dated 2 May and 11 Aug 1343, which names “Caroli ducis Duracii primogeniti nostri...cum...Maria ejus consorte nata quondam...Caroli regis Roberti primogeniti ducis Calabriæ filia nostra...Ioannæ...Ierusalem et Siciliæ Reginæ dictæ Mariæ ducissæ...sororis[387]m (contract 14 Nov 1321) as his second wife, JEAN of Sicily Conte di Gravina, son of CHARLES II King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Maria of Hungary (1294-Naples 1336, bur Naples). 

10.      EREMBOURG [Erimburgis] de Périgord .  Her parentage is confirmed by the contract for her first marriage dated 13 Jun 1319 "Emborgem filiam bonae memoriae domini Heliae Taleyrandi comitis Petragoricensis…dicta Eremburgis cum dicto Jacoboet quia in presenti propter defectum aetatis cujuslibet dictorum filiorum contrahi non poterat matrimonium inter eos", which points to an unusually tender age[388].  She is often named Rosemburge in secondary sources but this appears unsupported by primary sources.  Her marriage contract places her first marriage "in loco vocato de Turre, fluvio Rhodani in medio" {La Tour, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Gard}.  m firstly (La Tour near Avignon 13 Jun 1319) JACQUES de Via, son of PIERRE de Via Seigneur de Villemur {Haute-Garonne} & his wife Eustachie de Beaumarchais {now Beaumarchés, Gers}.  m secondly (31 Dec 1328) PIERRE [II] de Grailly  Seigneur de Grilly, son of PIERRE [I] de Grailly & his first wife Thalèse [Talesia] de Bouville (-1356).  Seigneur de Grilly, Rolle, Ville-la-Grand, Vicomte de Castillon, Captal de Buch. 

 

 

ROGER BERNARD de Périgord, son of HELIE [IX] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his second wife Brunissende de Foix ([1303]-1363).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although the sources cited here show that he was the brother of Cardinal Talairan de Périgord.  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord

m (contract 3 Feb 1339) ELEONORE de Vendôme, daughter of BOUCHARD [VI] Comte de Vendôme & his wife Alix de Bretagne.  The contract between "Bochardum…comitem Vendocinensem…et…Alienordis de Monteforti comitisse Vindocinensis genetrix suæ" and "Rogerium Bernardi…comitem Petragoricensem", for the marriage of the latter and "domicellam Alienordim genitam dicti domini comitis Vindocinensis et…dominæ Alienordis de Britannia conjugem", is dated 3 Feb 1339, in the presence of "Talayrandi tituli Sancti Petri ad Vincula presbyter cardinalis, fratris…nostri comitis Petragoricensis"[389]

Comte Roger Bernard & his wife had six children: 

1.         ARCHAMBAUD [V] de Périgord (-[Jan/26 Feb] 1398, bur Montignac Franciscan Church).  His parentage is proved by the document dated 26 Feb 1397 (1398 N. S.) which records the seizure and auction of the property "de feu Archambaut, jadiz conte de Pierregort" and names "defuncti Archambaldi, comitis Petragoricensis" and "quondam dominus Rogerius-Bernardi, comes Petragoricensis, pater quondam dicti Archambaldi"[390].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgord.  An arrêt of the Parliament of Paris, dated 3 Feb 1396, ordered the confiscation of the property of "Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis"[391].  He died before 26 Feb 1397 (1398 N. S.), the date of a document which records the seizure and auction of the property "de feu Archambaut, jadiz conte de Pierregort" from "chastel de Montignac où Archambaut, filz d'icelui feu conte, fait son domicile", in execution of the order of Parliament dated 3 Feb 1396[392]m ([11 Feb 1359]) LOUISE de Matha, daughter of FOULQUES [III] de Matha Seigneur de Matha {Charente-Maritime} & his second wife Isabelle de Thouars {Thouars, Deux-Sèvres}.  Her marriage is confirmed by the letters dated 1416 under which Charles VI King of France granted Brunisende, sister of Archambaud, rights over lands left by their mother Louise de Mastas[393].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte Archambaud [V] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

a)         ELEONORE de Périgord (-after 22 Sep 1425).  Her parentage is proved by the testament, dated 22 Sep 1425, of "Archembault conte de Perigort" requests burial "en la sepulture laquelle monseignor mon payre Archambault comte de Perigort…en lo couvent dels Frayres Minours de Monthinhac" and names "nostre…sor Helianor de Perigort et…nostre nepode Louise de Clarmont viscontesse de Myal, filhe de la diche nostre sor" as his heirs[394].  The testament of "Johan de Clermont vicomte d'Aunay" names "ma…expouse Helienor de Perregort" as guardian of their minor daughter "Loise de Clermont" whose marriage with "François filz du seigneur de Montberon…Jacques de La Brousse" was also provided for in the document[395]m JEAN de Clermont Vicomte d'Aulnay, son of --- (-after 10 Apr 1400). 

b)         ARCHAMBAUD [VI] de Périgord (-after 1430, bur Montignac Franciscan Church).  His parentage is proved by the document dated 26 Feb 1397 (1398 N. S.) which records the seizure and auction of the property "de feu Archambaut, jadiz conte de Pierregort" from "chastel de Montignac où Archambaut, filz d'icelui feu conte, fait son domicile", in execution of the order of Parliament dated 3 Feb 1396[396].  He nominally succeeded his father as Comte de Périgord, but this was not recognised by the French king.  The Parliament of Paris deprived him of his county 17 Apr 1398 as he had been repeatedly abusing the inhabitants of Périgueux, a city then belonging to the French king[397].  An arrêt of the Parliament of Paris, dated 19 Jul 1399, condemned "Archambaudum de Petragorico…defuncti comitis filius"[398].  By charter dated 23 Jan 1400, the king granted the county of Périgord to Louis de France Duc d'Orléans[399], who took possession 26 Jul 1400.  Archambaud was legatee in the testament of his paternal aunt Marguerite de Périgord, dated 16 Jun 1404[400].  The testament, dated 22 Sep 1425, of "Archembault conte de Perigort" requests burial "en la sepulture laquelle monseignor mon payre Archambault comte de Perigort…en lo couvent dels Frayres Minours de Monthinhac, en laquoalle monsenhor mon payre, mon frayre et mass ors son sebelis" and names "nostre…sor Helianor de Perigort et…nostre nepode Louise de Clarmont viscontesse de Myal, filhe de la diche nostre sor" as his heirs[401].  Archambaud fled the castle of Auberoche in early 1430 before it was captured by Jean de Blois-Penthièvre after a two-year siege[402]m (1428, dissolved) PERRETTE Hélie [de Pompadour], daughter of --- Hélie Seigneur de Villac & his wife ---.  This marriage is discussed by Dujarric-Descombes[403]

c)         BRUNISENDE de Périgord (-after 13 May 1416).  Charles VI King of France granted Brunisende, sister of Archambaud, rights over lands left by their mother Louise de Mastas, by letters dated 1416[404].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m as his second wife, JEAN [III] l'Archévêque Sire de Parthenay, of GUILLAUME [VII] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Jeanne de Mathefelon (-1427). 

d)         son (-[after 8 Mar 1402], bur Montignac Franciscan Church).  A document dated 8 Mar 1402 records that "a commission was granted to Nicholas Maudyt, sergeant-at-arms to arrest the brother of the Count of Perigord" and that "Peter de Maderak, kinsman and servant of Peter Graunt of Bordeaux, merchant" was wrongly identified as such, arrested and later freed[405].  His existence is confirmed by the testament, dated 22 Sep 1425, of "Archembault conte de Perigort" which requests burial "en la sepulture laquelle monseignor mon payre Archambault comte de Perigort…en lo couvent dels Frayres Minours de Monthinhac, en laquoalle monsenhor mon payre, mon frayre et mass ors son sebelis"[406]

e)         daughters (-young, bur Montignac Franciscan Church).  Their existence is proved by the testament, dated 22 Sep 1425, of "Archembault conte de Perigort" which requests burial "en la sepulture laquelle monseignor mon payre Archambault comte de Perigort…en lo couvent dels Frayres Minours de Monthinhac, en laquoalle monsenhor mon payre, mon frayre et mass ors son sebelis"[407].  It is not known how many other daughters there were. 

2.         TALAIRAN de Périgord (-1371).  Charles V King of France wrote to Archambaud [V] Comte de Périgord 30 Jun 1368 requiring him to share with "Taleyran vostre frere" 28,000 of 40,000 francs given to him annually for support during the war against the English[408], implying that Talairand was more enthusiastic in his support of the French king than his brother. 

3.         JEANNE de Périgord (-after 7 May 1366).  Jean [I] Comte d'Armagnac acknowledged receipt of 15,000 florins from Roger-Bernard Comte de Périgord, which was the dowry of Jeanne de Périgord, wife of Jean son of the comte d'Armagnac[409].  Jeanne de Périgord, comtesse d'Armagnac recognised a debt of 1,000 florins by a document dated 7 May 1366[410].  A second testament of her father-in-law "Johannes…comes Armaignaci, Fesensiaci et Ruthene, vicecomesque Leomaniæ et Altivillaris ac dominus terre Ripparie", dated 5 Apr 1373, names "filiam nostrum Johannam de Petragorum consortem Johannis filii et heredis nostri…"[411]m (4 (21) Nov 1359) JEAN [II] Comte d'Armagnac, de Fezensac et de Rodez, son of JEAN [I] Comte d'Armagnac & his wife Beatrix de Clermont {Oise} dame de Charolais {pagus in Burgundy, around Charolles, Saône-et-Loire} (-1384). 

4.         HELENE de Périgord .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

5.         ELEONORE de Périgord (-before 1390).  "Johanna Petragoriscensis uxorque…domini Johannis Armaniaci" stated that Comte Archambaud [V] was unable to obtain the sum requested for the marriage contracted between "nobilem Marquesium de Belloforti dominum de Canilhaco…et nobilem dominum Heliasnos Petragoricensis"[412].  Gaillard de Durfort seigneur de Duras acknowledged receipt of 2,000 florins from Archambaud [V] Comte de Périgord, which was the dowry of Eléonore de Périgord, sister of the comte and wife of the seigneur de Duras, by document dated to [1370/73][413].  Gaillard de Durfort seigneur de Duras appointed his mother Marguerite de Caumont as his proxy to receive this sum of 2,000 florins from Archambaud [IV] Comte de Périgord[414]Betrothed (before 7 Mar 1367, contract broken for financial reasons) to MARQUES Roger Comte de Beaufort {Beaufort-en-Vallée, Maine-et-Loire} Seigneur de Canilhac {Lozère}, son of ---.  m ([1370/73]) as his first wife, GAILLARD [II] de Durfort Seigneur de Duras, son of GAILLARD [I] de Durfort {castle near Sorèze, Tarn}, Seigneur de Veyrines, Châtelain de Blanquefort {Gironde} & his wife Marguerite[415] de Caumont {Caumont-sur-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne} ([1346]-[4 Feb/14 Sep] 1422). 

6.         MARGUERITE de Périgord (-after 16 Jun 1404).  Marguerite de Pons decided to leave her husband in [1370] and refused to return to him despite the mediation of Pope Gregory XI.  Her testament, dated 16 Jun 1404, names her nephew Comte Archambaud [VI][416]m (1364, separated [1370]) as his first wife, RENAUD [VI] de Pons Seigneur de Pons, d'Oléron, de Marennes {Charente-Maritime} et de Ribérac {Dordogne}, Comte de Montfort {Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines}, Vicomte de Turenne {Corrèze} et de Carlat {Cantal}, son of RENAUD [V] de Pons Seigneur de Pons & his wife --- Flotte (1346-1427).  Governor of Aquitaine and Périgord. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    COMTES d'ANGOULEME

 

 

The county of Angoulême is first recorded in primary sources from the mid-9th century.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes and the Chronicle of Saint-Maxence both state that it formed part of the territories of Emenon Comte de Poitou, and that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks granted it to his relative Vulgrin after Emenon died in 866[417].  Angoulême passed to Vulgrin's older son Alduin, whose descendants in the male line continued to rule the county until 1202, when it passed by marriage to John King of England.  The county of passed to Hugues [XI] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche in 1220 after he married Isabelle, heiress of the former dynasty of comtes d’Angoulême and widow of King John.  Their descendants are shown in Chapter 4 of the present document. 

 

 

VULGRIN, son of VULFARD Comte de Flavigny {Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte d'Or}[418] & his wife Susanna de Paris (-3 May 886, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks installed "Vulgrimnum propinquum suum, fratrem Aldoini abbatis ex monasterio Sancti Dionisi" with "Engolisme et Petragorice" after Comte Emenon was killed (in 866), commenting that Vulgrin had been missus in Aquitaine for "Carlo magno imperatore fratre eius" and was already "senex" when appointed to Angoulême[419], although this is inconsistent with his parents' marriage date.  Vulgrin's relationship with the Carolingian kings was through his mother.  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that King Charles II installed "Vulgrinum propinquum suum, fratrem Aldoini abbatis ex monasterio Sancti Dionysii" with "Engolismæ et Petragoricæ" after the death of Emenon Comte de Poitou[420].  Comte d’Agen: the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Vulgrimnus" inherited "Aginnum...urbem" through "sororem Willelmi Tolosani" whom he had married[421].  He was installed as Comte d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord in 866.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Nov 889 under which "Vulfardus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire for the souls of "genitoris mei Vulfardi et genetrice mea Susannane necnon et germanorum fratrum meorum Adelardo, Vulgrino, Ymo et sorore mee Hildeburga vel nepote meo Vulgrino"[422].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Vulgrinus” built “castellum Mastacium et Marcilliacum” as part of his strategy against Viking attacks and sent “in Marcilliaco Robertum, legis doctum, et amicum Rannulfum”, making the latter “vicecomitem[423].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death "V Non Mai" of "Vulgrimno" and his burial "iuxta basilicam Sancti Eparchii"[424].  The death in 886 of "Vulgrimnus comes" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[425]

m ---.  The name of Vulgrin’s wife is not known.   The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Vulgrimnus" inherited "Aginnum...urbem" through "sororem Willelmi Tolosani" whom he had married[426].  The identity of "Willelmi Tolosani" is unclear.  The Histoire Générale de Languedoc speculates that he was Guillaume Comte de Bordeaux (whom it refers to as comte de Toulouse), son of Bernard Marquis de Septimanie and his wife Dhuoda[427].  If this is correct, she was ---, daughter of Bernard Comte d'Autun, Marquis de Septimanie [Toulouse] & his wife Dhuoda --- ([842/44]-).  However, this proposed origin seems far from certain as this Guillaume, if he was indeed comte de Toulouse, could only have ruled the town briefly.  In addition, it seems strange that the relationship with her more illustrious (or notorious) father, Bernard, would not have been used in the source to place the wife of Vulgrin, if she had been the daughter of Bernard.  If she was the daughter of Bernard and Doda, she must have been born in [842/44] as the Manual of Dhuoda states that their second son Bernard was his mother's second child[428]The editors of the third edition of the Histoire Générale de Languedoc suggest that the passage in Adhémar de Chabannes refers "probablement [à] Guillaume comte de Bordeaux"[429].  If that is correct, she was ---, probably daughter of Bertrand Comte [de Bazas] & his wife Berta ---.  Jaurgain suggests that this suggestion is correct, on the basis that Guillaume was the son of “Bertrand comte de Bazas et d’Agen” and therefore entitled to pass Agen to his brother-in-law[430].  Unfortunately, he cites no source which confirms that Bertrand was “comte d’Agen”, nor any source which confirms beyond doubt the co-identity between Bertrand’s son Guillaume and Guillaume Comte [de Bordeaux, [Duke of Gascony].  However, this second hypothesis has some appeal.  If it is correct, Vulgrin’s wife must have been considerable earlier than any daughter of Bernard Marquis de Septimanie, which is more consistent with Vulgrin being described as “senex” when he was appointed to Angoulême (see above).  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

Comte Vulgrin [I] & his wife had four children:

1.         ALDUIN [Audouin] [I] (-27 Mar 916, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Alduinus et Villelmus" as the two sons of Vulgrin, in a later passage recording that Alduin inherited Angoulême[431].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names “Aldouino quidem Engolismam, Guillermo vero et Agennum” as the sons of “Vulgrinus[432].  A recital (undated) of two miracles attributed to relics conserved in the abbey of Charroux names "Audoinus filius Vulgrinni" as count of Angoulême[433].  He succeeded his father in 886 as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Aldouinus Engolismensis comes” undertook the restoration of “muros civitatis Engolismæ[434].  The death "VI Kal Apr 916" of "Ilduinus comes" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[435].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Vulgrimni filius eius Alduinus" lived thirty years after succeeding his father, and in a later passage his death "VI Kal Apr" and his burial next to his father[436].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the death “VI Kal Apr” of “Alduinus” and his burial next to his father[437]m ---.  The name of Alduin's wife is not known.  Comte Alduin [I] & his wife had three children:

a)         GUILLAUME [II] "Taillefer/Sector-ferri" (-[945], bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Willelmi cognomento Sectoris ferri" as son of "Alduinus"[438].  He succeeded his father in 916 as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that Guillaume II Duke of Aquitaine granted "vicecomitatum Mellensem et Oenacensem et Rocacardensem honoremque Cabannensem et Confolentis, Roffiacum" to Guillaume [II] Comte d’Angoulême, presumably dated to the 940s[439].  "Guillelmus comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Cybard by charter dated after 942, subscribed by "Domni Guillelmi comitis et monachi, Bernardi comitis, Arnaldi filii sui, comitis, Odolrici vice comitis, Ademari vicecomitis…Ademari comitis filii Guillelmi"[440].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri", presumably dated to [945], was signed by "Bernardus comes, Arnoldus filius Bernardi, Odolricus vicecomes, Adhemarus vicecomes, Arnaldus filius Willelmi, Adhemarus filius Willelmi"[441].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Willelmus…Sector ferri" was buried "iuxta basilicam Sancti Eparchii"[442].  Comte Guillaume [II] had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:  

i)          ARNAUD "Mancer" (-4 Mar [989/91], bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard)The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri" was signed by "…Arnaldus filius Willelmi, Adhemarus filius Willelmi", another manuscript stating that he had no children by his wife and that these two sons were born "ex concubinis"[443].  He succeeded in 975 as Comte d'Angoulême.   

-         see below

ii)         ADEMAR (-after 942).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri" was signed by "…Arnaldus filius Willelmi, Adhemarus filius Willelmi", another manuscript stating that he had no children by his wife and that these two sons were born "ex concubinis"[444].  "Guillelmus comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Cybard by charter dated after 942, subscribed by "Domni Guillelmi comitis et monachi, Bernardi comitis, Arnaldi filii sui, comitis, Odolrici vice comitis, Ademari vicecomitis…Ademari comitis filii Guillelmi"[445]. 

b)         [ARNAUD .  "Arnaldi fratri Ademaro comite, Iterio vicecomite" subscribed a charter dated Jun 923 under which "Beletrudis" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême with the consent of "viro meo Ainardo"[446].  It is not known whether "Ademaro comite" in this document is an error for "Guillelmi comite" or whether Ademar was an otherwise unrecorded comte d’Angoulême.] 

2.         GUILLAUME (-[918]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Alduinus et Villelmus" as the two sons of Vulgrin, and in a later passage recording that Guillaume inherited Périgord and Agen[447].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names “Aldouino quidem Engolismam, Guillermo vero et Agennum” as the sons of “Vulgrinus[448].  He succeeded as Comte de Périgueux et d'Agen.  m ([892]) REGILINDIS, daughter of [RAYMOND I Comte de Toulouse & his wife Berthe ---] ([860/65]-).  Her marriage and family origin is confirmed by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that [her son] “Bernardo, nepote Odonis” killed “Lambertus vicecomes et Rannulfus frater eius[449].  The identification of “Bernardo” is confirmed by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which records the same incident, clarifying that Bernard was the son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord[450].  Settipani suggests that it is more likely that this "Odonis" was Eudes Comte de Toulouse than Eudes King of France[451].  An act at Angoulême dated 907/908 states her name[452].  Comte Guillaume [I] & his wife had three children:

a)         BERNARD [I] (before 895-[950]).  Ademar names Bernard as son of Guillaume[453].  He succeeded his father in 918 as Comte de Périgord.  He succeeded his cousin in [945] as Comte d'Angoulême

i)          other children: COMTES de PERIGORD

ii)         GUILLAUME [III] (-6 Aug 962).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis"[454].  He is named as the son of Bernard in the charter of Réole[455], and in the [936/42] document relating to the monastery of Sarlat[456], both referred to above.  He succeeded his father in [950] as Comte de d'Angoulême, and his brother as Comte de Périgord.  The death "VIII Id Aug 962" of "Willelmus comes Egolismensis Talerandus" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[457]

iii)        RANULF "Bompar" (-killed in battle 27 Jul 975).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis"[458].  He is named as the son of Bernard in the [936/42] document relating to the monastery of Sarlat[459], referred to above.  He succeeded his half-brother in 962 as Comte de d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord.  The Annales Engolismenses records that "Ramnulfus comes Egolismensis" was killed "VI Kal Aug 975"[460].  He was killed fighting his second cousin Arnaud "Mancer"[461]

iv)       RICHARD "Insipiens" (-after 975).  Ademar names (in order) "Arnaldus cognomento Borracio, Willelmus Talerandus, Rannulfus Bomparius, Richardus Insipiens" as sons of "Bernardus comes Petragoricensis", specifying that he was expelled from Angoulême after his brother was killed by their second cousin Arnaud "Mancer"[462].  He succeeded his brother in 975 as Comte de d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord.  He lost the county of Angoulême in 975. 

3.         [SANCIA (-Angoulême 4 Apr ----, bur Angoulême, Saint-Cybard[463]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Ademarus…filius Emenonis" married "Santia" because of his close relations with "Alduino et Willelmo", although it does not specify that she was their sister this is confirmed in a later passage[464].  On the other hand, the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Ademarus...filius Emenonis” married “Sanciam sororem comitis Petragoricensis Bernardi[465].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the marriage of "Ademarus…filius Emmenonis" and "Sancia" as he had close relations with "Alduino comiti Engolismensi et Willelmo Petragoricensi", although it does not specify that they were Sancia's brothers[466].  In a later passage, the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Adhemarus" married "sororem Bernardi Santiam", referring to Bernard Comte de Périgord who was the son of "Willelmo Petragoricensi"[467].  The passage is specific, but this relationship seems unlikely to be correct from a chronological point of view: the marriage of Bernard's parents is dated to [892], whereas Adémar must have been born in the early 860s at the latest, which is more consistent with his wife having been Guillaume's sister rather than daughter.  "Sanciæ comitissæ" is named as wife of "Ademarus comes Engolismensis" in the Annales Engolismenses[468].  Sancia, wife of Ademar, is named "sororem Bernardi" by Ademar[469], but this is difficult to sustain chronologically given the likely birth dates of the children of Comte Guillaume.  Adémar was still a minor at his father's death in 866 and was welcomed at the court of Vulgrin, recently appointed Comte d'Angoulême, who according to Richard arranged the marriage to strengthen the ties between the two families.  "Sanciæ comitissæ" is named as wife of "Ademarus comes Engolismensis" in the Annales Engolismenses[470].  The Chronico Richardi Pictavensis records that "Ademarus filius Emenonis comitis Engolismæ…cum Sancia uxore sua" donated property to the church because they were childless[471].  A recital (undated) of two miracles attributed to relics conserved in the abbey of Charroux names "Sancia" as wife of "Ademarus filius Emenonis comitis Engolismensis", specifying that she was childless[472].  Sancia escaped assassination in 918 at the hands of Lambert Vicomte de Marcillac and his brother Arnaud, who were vassals of the Comte d'Angoulême[473].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[474].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death "II Non Apr" of "Santia" and her burial "iuxta basilicum beati Eparchii"[475]m ADEMAR, son of EMENON Comte de Poitiers (-2 Apr 930, bur Poitiers Saint-Hilaire).  He governed Angoulême on behalf of his wife's nephew Comte Guillaume II after the death of his brother-in-law Comte Alduin I.] 

4.         [SENEGONDE .  Senegonde is shown by Settipani as the daughter of "Vulgrin d'Agen" and an unnamed daughter of Bernard Marquis de Septimanie[476], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m RAMNULF de Marcillac, son of ---.] 

 

 

ARNAUD "Mancer" d'Angoulême, illegitimate son of GUILLAUME [II] "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his mistress --- (-[4] Mar [989/91], bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri" was signed by "…Arnaldus filius Willelmi, Adhemarus filius Willelmi", another manuscript stating that he had no children by his wife and that these two sons were born "ex concubinis"[477].  Ademar names Arnaud son of "Willelmi Sectoris-ferri", recording that he defeated and killed his second cousin Ranulf "Bompar" in 975[478], succeeding as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that, after the death of “fratre eius Guillelmo” (“eius” referring to “Arnaldus cognomento Borrario”), “Rannulfus Bonparus” was killed by “Arnoldo Manzere, id est, adulterino filio Guillelmi Sectoris-ferri” who gained control of “principatum Engolismæ[479].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Arnaldus…comes Engolismensis" abdicated in 988 in favour of his son Guillaume, took the monastic habit at "ecclesia Buxensi sancti Amancii" and entered the monastery of "sancti Eparchii" [Saint-Cybard] where he was buried "IV Non Mar" next to his father[480]

m firstly RAINGARDE, sister of BELLUS HOMO, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus Engolismensium comes" founded the priory of Vindelle with the consent of "coniuge mea Girberge atque filiis…meis vivis Helduini seu Gauzfredi" for the souls of "progenitoris mei seu genetrice mea Hernaldi atque Raingardi" by undated charter which also names "[filii sui] defuncti Harnaldi atque Willelmi"[481].  "Willelmus comes" restored the monastery of Saint-Amant-de-Boixe to the cathedral of Angoulême by charter dated 988 after 4 Mar, naming "genitoris mei Arnaldi et Bellus Homo clericus avunculus meus"[482]

m secondly (before 13 May 988) ALDEARDE d'Aulnay, widow of ARBERT [I] Vicomte de Thouars, daughter of CADELON [II] Vicomte d'Aulnay & his first wife Senegundis --- (-[1020]).  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to the Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[483], "Aldeardis" presumably referring to her daughter.  "Audeardis et filii meum" returned property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 13 May 988 which refers to the burial of "Arbertum seniorem meum" and was subscribed by "…Aimerici filii sui…"[484].  However, the document which links these two references and confirms that Aldéarde wife of Vicomte Arbert [I] was the daughter of Cadelon [III] has not so far been located.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  However, it is indicated by the charter dated Jan 988 or 992 under which "Aldegardis comptissa" donated property "in Niortinse juxta ecclesiam Sancti Gaudentii" to Nouaillé, for the souls of "Kadeloni genitrice meo et…Senegundis genetrici mea…et…Arberti vicecomitis et…Arnaldi comitis"[485]

Comte Arnaud & his first wife had one child:  

1.         GUILLAUME [IV] d'Angoulême ([978]-6 Apr 1028, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Willelmum filium suum" succeeded "Arnaldus" in Angoulême[486].  He succeeded on the abdication of his father in 988 as Comte d'Angoulême.  "Willelmus comes" restored the monastery of Saint-Amant-de-Boixe to the cathedral of Angoulême by charter dated 988 after 4 Mar, naming "genitoris mei Arnaldi et Bellus Homo clericus avunculus meus"[487].  "Guilelmus Aquitaniencum dux" founded a hospital near Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated Jan 989, subscribed by "Emma comitissa, Guillelmi filium eius, Guilelmi comitis Engolismæ…"[488].  "Willelmus Engolismensium comes" founded the priory of Vindelle with the consent of "coniuge mea Girberge atque filiis…meis vivis Helduini seu Gauzfredi" for the souls of "progenitoris mei seu genetrice mea Hernaldi atque Raingardi" by undated charter which also names "[filii sui] defuncti Harnaldi atque Willelmi"[489].  "…Willelmi Engolisme comitis, Alduini eius filius…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitier[490].  "Willelmo comite et uxore sua Girberga, Hilduinus filius comiti" subscribed a charter under which "Arnaldus et uxor mea Rixendis et filius meus Helias" donated property to the cathedral of Angoulême dated 20 May 1020[491].  A charter of the church of Angoulême dated to [1028/30] refers to a donation by "Willelmi…comes pater Aldoini comitis"[492].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “comes Willelmus eius avus” disinherited “filios et filias” [of Hilduin] because “uxor eiusdem Audoini” had poisoned him (presumably unscuccessfully)[493].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Willelmus comes" distributed his honours between "filios suos et conjugem suam" and devoted himself to religion before dying, adding that he was buried “dominica sancta Osanna...ad basilicam Sancti Eparchii” and that his death “quo venit de Ierusalem...VI Id Apr vigilia Osanna” 1028 was recorded in his epitaph[494].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death "VIII Id Apr 1028" of "Willelmus comes" and his burial "ad basilicam beati Eparchii"[495]m (before 1000) GERBERGE d'Anjou, daughter of GEOFFROY I "Grisegonelle" Comte d'Anjou & his first wife Adela de Meaux [Vermandois] (974[496] or before-after 1 Apr 1041).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the marriage of "comes…Engolismæ Willelmus" and "Girberga sorore comitis Fulconis"[497].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Giberta sorore comitis Guillermi Andegavensis" as wife of "Guillermus Comes Engolismensis"[498].  "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property "ecclesiam Sancti Pauli…in Sanctonensi territorio subter castrum…Botavilla" to Savigny on the advice of "Vuillelmi comitis Engolismensis et uxoris eius dominæ Girbergiæ patris…mei et matris et domini Elduini fratris mei" by charter dated before 1028[499].  Comte Guillaume [IV] & his wife had six children:

a)         ARNAUD (-before 3 Aug 1016).  "Willelmus Engolismensium comes" founded the priory of Vindelle with the consent of "coniuge mea Girberge atque filiis…meis vivis Helduini seu Gauzfredi" for the souls of "progenitoris mei seu genetrice mea Hernaldi atque Raingardi" by undated charter which also names "[filii sui] defuncti Harnaldi atque Willelmi"[500]

b)         GUILLAUME (-before 3 Aug 1016).  "Willelmus Engolismensium comes" founded the priory of Vindelle with the consent of "coniuge mea Girberge atque filiis…meis vivis Helduini seu Gauzfredi" for the souls of "progenitoris mei seu genetrice mea Hernaldi atque Raingardi" by undated charter which also names "[filii sui] defuncti Harnaldi atque Willelmi"[501]

c)         HILDUIN d’Angoulême (-1032 before 1 May).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Hilduinum et Gosfridum" as sons of "comes…Engolismæ Willelmus" and his wife "Girberga sorore comitis Fulconis"[502].  "…Willelmi Engolisme comitis, Alduini eius filius…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitier[503].  "Vuillelmi vicecomitis Engolismense et Aldoini filii sui" subscribed a charter dated 21 May 1021 under which "Belerendis" donated property "in pago Pictave in viccaria Metulensi in villa…Blansiaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély[504].  Ademar names "Hilduinem et Gosfridum" sons of "comes Engolismæ Willelmus" and his wife "Girberga sorore comitis Fulconis"[505].  He succeeded his father in 1028 as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the succession of "filius eius Alduinus" after the death of "Willelmus comes"[506].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Alduinus filius eius" succeeded “in principatu Engolismæ” on the death of "Willermo", ruled for four years and died “MXXX---[507]m ALAISIA de Fronsac, daughter of GRIMOARD Vicomte de Fronsac & his wife Deda de Montignac.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the marriage of "Ilduinem comitem" and "comitissæ Alaiziæ", specifying that she brought "castro Fronciaco" to her husband[508]The Chronique de Guitres names “Alaaz Engolismensem comitissam et Ameliam Petragorcicorum comitissam” as the children of “Grimoardus” and his wife “de Montiniac...Dea[509].  [According to Europäische Stammtafeln[510], Comte Hilduin married ([1020]) Alaisia de Gascogne, daughter of Sancho Guillén Duke of Gascony & his wife ---, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified and it contradicts the sources cited above.  Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln[511], records their possible son as Berenger, "Duke of Gascony 1032, died [1036/37]".  He is named as such in L'art de verifier les dates[512], but if this is correct it is unclear why Berenger (who would presumably have been his parents' oldest son if he succeeded in Gascony) did not subscribe the charter dated to [1020/28] which was subscribed by his presumed brothers Guillaume and Arnaud[513].]  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "filius...Alduini...Willermus Chausardus" held "solummodo Mastacium et medietatem castri Fronciaci" after the death of his father and succession of his paternal uncle, stating that “comes Willelmus eius avus” had disinherited “filios et filias” [of Hilduin] because “uxor eiusdem Audoini” had poisoned him[514].  Comte Hilduin & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          [BERENGER (-[1036/37]).  As noted above, Europäische Stammtafeln[515] records the possible son of Hilduin Comte d’Angoulême and his wife "Alaisia de Gascogne" as Berenger "Duke of Gascony 1032, died [1036/37]".  He is named as such in L'art de verifier les dates[516], but if this is correct it is unclear why Berenger (who would presumably have been his parents' oldest son if he succeeded in Gascony) did not subscribe the charter dated to [1020/28] which was subscribed by his presumed brothers Guillaume and Arnaud[517].  It appears that this person never existed.  Jaurgain suggests that his invention resulted from misinterpretation of a charter dated to [1060] under which "Auriol Garsies de Navarra" granted property in Gascony which he held "ex comite Berlengerio" to Garcia Arnaud Vicomte de Dax, suggesting that "comes Berlenger" can be identified as Berenguer Ramon I Comte de Barcelona who happened to own some property in Gascony[518].] 

ii)         GUILLAUME "Chausard" (-after 4 Apr 1060).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "filius...Alduini...Willermus Chausardus" held "solummodo Mastacium et medietatem castri Fronciaci" after the death of his father and succession of his paternal uncle, stating that “comes Willelmus eius avus” had disinherited “filios et filias” [of Hilduin] because “uxor eiusdem Audoini” had poisoned him[519].  "Willelmum comitem et Ilduinum filium eius et Gauzfredum et Willelmum filium Ilduini et Arnaldum fratrem eius" subscribed the charter dated to [1020/28] under which "Roho episcopus" sold land to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe[520].  "Gaufredus Engolismensis comes…Fulco filius meus et Guillelmus nepos meus" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 19 Jul 1040[521]Comte de Marétay 1047, Seigneur de Matha et de Fronsac (en partie).  m ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had [one possible child]: 

(a)       [GUILLAUME de Marétay .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1067.] 

iii)        ARNAUD .  "Willelmum comitem et Ilduinum filium eius et Gauzfredum et Willelmum filium Ilduini et Arnaldum fratrem eius" subscribed the charter dated to [1020/28] under which "Roho episcopus" sold land to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe[522]

iv)       HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1048. 

d)         GEOFFROY d’Angoulême (-Dec 1048).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Hilduinum et Gosfridum" as sons of "comes…Engolismæ Willelmus" and his wife "Girberga sorore comitis Fulconis"[523].  He succeeded in 1030 as Comte d'Angoulême

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e)         FOULQUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1030].  m AYNORA, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  [1030]. 

f)          ODON .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1030]. 

 

 

GEOFFROY d'Angoulême, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Gerberge d'Anjou (-Dec 1048).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Hilduinum et Gosfridum" as sons of "comes…Engolismæ Willelmus" and his wife "Girberga sorore comitis Fulconis"[524].  "Willelmus Engolismensium comes" founded the priory of Vindelle with the consent of "coniuge mea Girberge atque filiis…meis vivis Helduini seu Gauzfredi" for the souls of "progenitoris mei seu genetrice mea Hernaldi atque Raingardi" by undated charter which also names "[filii sui] defuncti Harnaldi atque Willelmi"[525].  He succeeded in 1032 as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Gaufredus seu Josfredus frater eius" succeeded "in consulatum" after the death of “Auduino[526].  A charter dated to [1032/1037] records that “Ademarus et frater eius Iterius qui filii fuimus Ramnulfi de Barret, post mortem patris nostri” donated “totum honorem suum...alodium...circa silvam...Chaus” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, and later confirmed the donation with the consent of “...Gaufrido comite Engolimensi atque Fulcaudo de Archiaco[527].  "Gaufredus Engolismensis comes…Fulco filius meus et Guillelmus nepos meus" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 19 Jul 1040[528].  “...Gaufridi comitis Engolismensis, Fulconis, Gaufridi, Arnaudi, Mainardi filiorum eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of Notre-Dame de Saintes[529].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "Gaufredus comes" died in 1048[530]

m firstly PETRONILLE d'Archiac dame d'Archiac et de Bouteville, daughter of MAINARD "le Riche" Seigneur d'Archiac & his wife Udulgardis (-8 Apr ----, before 24 Sep 1029, bur Saint-Paul de Bouteville).  "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property "ecclesiam Sancti Pauli…in Sanctonensi territorio subter castrum…Botavilla" to Savigny on the advice of "Vuillelmi comitis Engolismensis et uxoris eius dominæ Girbergiæ patris…mei et matris et domini Elduini fratris mei" by charter dated before 1028[531].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" married "Petronilla filia Marnardi dicti Divitis, domini Archiaci et Botavillæ...sola eius heres" during the lifetime of his father[532].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "coniux Gaufridi Petronilla" founded the monastery of Saint-Paul de Bouteville and was buried there[533].  The necrology of Savigny records the death "VI Id Apr" of "Petronilla comitissa Engolismensis…qui fundavit…prioratum Botaville in proprio alodio"[534]

m secondly ASCELINE, daughter of ---.  "Comitissa Ascelina" donated property to Angoulême "viventibus Gaufredo comite et Geraldo episcopo, Guidoni" by charter dated to [1038/41][535].  1048. 

Comte Geoffroy & his first wife had [nine] children:

1.         FOULQUES TALAFER d’Angoulême (-1087).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife, stating that Foulques inherited the county as well as his mother's lands[536].  "Falconis et Vuillelmi filiorum eorum" subscribed the charter dated before 1028 under which "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property to Savigny[537].  "Gaufredus Engolismensis comes…Fulco filius meus et Guillelmus nepos meus" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 19 Jul 1040[538].  “...Gaufridi comitis Engolismensis, Fulconis, Gaufridi, Arnaudi, Mainardi filiorum eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of Notre-Dame de Saintes[539].  He succeeded his father in 1048 as Comte d'Angoulême.  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[540].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records the death of Foulques in 1087[541].  There is some doubt about this date as, under a charter dated 1089, "Iordanus cum filio meo eodem nomine dicto" noted that "Engolismorum consule avunculo meo Fulcone" agreed to reconstruct "Barbastam"[542].  However, the editor of the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis consulted states that this 1089 is defective as reproduced by Besly as it names a bishop Foulques who lived nearly 140 years earlier and the indiction year does not correspond with the calendar year[543]m CONDOHA d'Eu, daughter of [ROBERT] Comte d'Eu [Normandie] & his first wife Beatrix (-after 1087).  "Fulco Engolismensium comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe with the consent of "Condoha comitissa uxore mea, filiisque meis Guillelmo…ac Gaufrido atque Fulcone" by charter dated to [1076/87][544].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "filia de --- Ounormani Vagena, quæ vocabatur Condo" as wife of "Fulconi…Engolismensi Comiti" and mother of Comte Guillaume [V][545].  "Ounormani" is interpreted as meaning "Eu des Normands".  Assuming that this is correct, it appears chronologically consistent for Condoha's father to be identified as Robert Comte d'Eu, but this is not beyond doubt.  The interpretation of "Vagena" as applied to Condoha's father has not yet been found.  Comte Foulques & his wife had three children:

a)         GUILLAUME [V] TALAFER d’Angoulême (-near Deutz 1120, bur Deutz St Heribert).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Guillermus filius eius primogenitus, dictus Sector-ferri" when recording that he succeeded "Fulconi…Engolismensi Comiti"[546].  He succeeded his father in 1087 as Comte d'Angoulême

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b)         GEOFFROY .  "Fulco Engolismensium comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe with the consent of "Condoha comitissa uxore mea, filiisque meis Guillelmo…ac Gaufrido atque Fulcone" by charter dated to [1076/87][547]

c)         FOULQUES .  "Fulco Engolismensium comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe with the consent of "Condoha comitissa uxore mea, filiisque meis Guillelmo…ac Gaufrido atque Fulcone" by charter dated to [1076/87][548]

2.         HUMBERGE d’Angoulême (-[1068/before 1071]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Humberga" as the wife of "Ademarum" and mother of "Ademarum"[549].  "Ademarus vicecomes et Umberga uxor eius" settled claims by "Sancto Petro Bernardum de Lacheza" to "manso de Romalhac" by charter dated to [1030][550].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis [et] Umberga uxor eius" are named in a charter dated 1062 before Sep[551].  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis" donated "ecclesiam de Celom" to Uzerche by charter dated 1068, witnessed by "Umberga uxor Ademari, filii eorum Elias, Petrus et Ademarus"[552]m (1030) as his first wife, ADEMAR [II] de Limoges, son of ADEMAR [I] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Sénégundis d'Aulnay (-15 Oct after 1090).  He succeeded in 1030 as Vicomte de Limoges

3.         GEOFFROY RUDEL (-after 12 Jul 1089).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife, stating that his father granted “castrum Montosarii” to “Gaufredo Rudelli[553].  “...Gaufridi comitis Engolismensis, Fulconis, Gaufridi, Arnaudi, Mainardi filiorum eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of Notre-Dame de Saintes[554].  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[555].  Seigneur de Blaye.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME "Frédéland" (-after 1095).  "Guilelmus Fredelandi nepos comitis Engolismensis" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated to [before 1080/1099][556].  A charter dated to [1089/98] records that “Willelmus nuncupatus Freslandus Gauffridi filius” donated rights in “fevum Auitraces in parrochia sancti Cyrici in vicaria Blaviacensis...Aausaz” to Baigne Saint-Etienne in the presence of “domni Ademari Engolismensis episcopi...”, and that “Willelmus de Monte Leudone et nepos eius Guillelmus de Monte Androne” held “de hac terra...medietatem” which they also donated[557].  Princeps de Blaye 1095.  m ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had [children]:

i)          children .  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified. The number of children is not known. 

b)         ARNAUD "Ferrioli".  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1099. 

4.         GERBERGE (-[1060/12 Feb 1068]).  “Alduinus Berbezelli castri...possessor ac dominus...cum uxore sua Girberga” founded Notre-Dame de Barbezieux and donated it to Cluny by undated charter[558].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 12 Feb 1068 under which [her son] “Iterius de Berbezillo Alduini filius et Guitberge...nepos Fulconis comitis qui eo tempore consul Engolismensis preerat et Arnaldus de Montauserio” donated “terram...ad Gardam Rotardi” to Baigne Saint-Etienne[559].  An undated charter records that “Audoinus de Berbezillo et Girberga uxor eius” donated “borderiam de Vieles Chieses” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux[560].  An undated charter records that “Girberga mater Iterii” donated “alodium suum, masum de Dairac” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux[561].  An undated charter records that “Ulricus monachus” and “domina Girberga” reached agreement over ovens at Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, with the consent of “filii sui domini Iterii Berbezilensis[562]m AUDOUIN [II] Seigneur de Barbezieux, son of AUDOUIN [I] Seigneur de Barbezieux & his wife --- (-before 1060). 

5.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by a charter dated 1089 under which her son "Iordanus cum filio meo eodem nomine dicto" noted that "Engolismorum consule avunculo meo Fulcone" agreed to reconstruct "Barbastam"[563].  The primary source which confirms the name of her husband has not yet been identified.  m  --- Sire de Chabanais, son of ---.

6.         ARNAUD (-after 1076).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife[564].  “...Gaufridi comitis Engolismensis, Fulconis, Gaufridi, Arnaudi, Mainardi filiorum eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of Notre-Dame de Saintes[565].  "Arnaldus Gauffridi consulis Engolismensis filius, frater etiam Fulconis atque Willelmi pontificis" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Baigne by charter dated 15 May [1060/66][566].  Seigneur de Montausier.  "Iterius nepos Fulconis comitis [consul Engolismensis]…et Arnaldus de Montauserio" donated property to Baigne Saint-Etienne by charter dated 12 Feb 1068[567].  "Arnaldi de Montoser" subscribed a charter of Guillaume Duke of Aquitaine dated 1076[568].  "Arnaudus filius Gaufridi Engolisme comitis, princepsque castri Monteauserii" donated property to Baigne Saint-Etienne, on the advice of "procerum meorum et filiorum", by charter dated to [1075/80][569].  A charter dated to [1098/1109] records that “Arnaudus de Monte Auserio” donated “in totis suis silvis quantum opus haberent” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, confirmed by “Helias Acardi”, and that later “Willelmi comitis Engolismensis” confirmed the donation made by “sui avunculi[570]m ---.  The name of Arnaud's wife is not known.  Arnaud & his wife had --- children: 

a)         [children] .  "Arnaudus filius Gaufridi Engolisme comitis, princepsque castri Monteauserii" donated property to Baigne Saint-Etienne, on the advice of "procerum meorum et filiorum", by charter dated to [1075/80][571].  The number of children is not known. 

7.         MAINARD (-after 1047).  “...Gaufridi comitis Engolismensis, Fulconis, Gaufridi, Arnaudi, Mainardi filiorum eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of Notre-Dame de Saintes[572]

8.         GUILLAUME d’Angoulême (-20 Sep 1076, bur Angoulême Cathedral).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife[573].  "Falconis et Vuillelmi filiorum eorum" subscribed the charter dated before 1028 under which "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property to Savigny[574]Bishop of Angoulême 1040.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "Guillermus, Engolismensis natione, patre Gaufrido consule, Petronilla matre, Engolismæ natus" succeeded “Gerardum Arte-mala” as bishop of Angoulême[575].  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[576].  "…Gaufridi Engolismensi comitis, patris Guillelmi eiusdem civitatis episcopi" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[577].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that Bishop Guillaume died "XII Kal Oct" 1076 after holding the bishopric for 33 years and was buried in the cathedral[578]

9.         ADEMAR d’Angoulême (-1 Sep 1101, bur Angoulême Cathedral).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife[579]Bishop of Angoulême 1076.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "Ademarus frater Willermi episcopi" succeeded his brother as bishop of Angoulême[580].  A charter dated to [1101/09] records that “Domnus Ademarus Engolismensis episcopus” had donated “alodium...in terra de Fradorvilla”, which “Fulco comes Engolismensis frater sui” had granted him, to Baigne Saint-Etienne and that after the death of both of them “Willelmus Taliafer Fulconis comitis filius A. episcopi nepos, Engolismensem regens comitatum” confirmed the donation[581].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the death “pridie...septembris” 1101 of "Ademarus Engolismæ episcopus"  and his burial “intra ecclesiam cathedralem[582]

 

 

GUILLAUME [V] TALAFER d'Angoulême, son of FOULQUES "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Condoha d'Eu (-near Deutz 1120, bur Deutz St Heribert).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Guillermus filius eius primogenitus, dictus Sector-ferri" when recording that he succeeded "Fulconi…Engolismensi Comiti"[583].  "Fulco Engolismensium comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe with the consent of "Condoha comitissa uxore mea, filiisque meis Guillelmo…ac Gaufrido atque Fulcone" by charter dated to [1076/87][584].  He succeeded his father in 1087 as Comte d'Angoulême.  "Willelmus Talefer comes Engolismensis et Vulgrinnus filius meus" donated property to Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême by charter dated to [1089/1101][585].  "Wilelmus…Talafers Engolismensis comes nepos [Willelmi Engolismensis] episcopi" restored property to Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême previously donated by his uncle, by charter dated to [1089/1101][586].  “Willelmus Engolismensis comes et filius eius Boucrinius...” are named as present in a charter dated 16 Dec 1094 under which Ramnulf Bishop of Saintes donated “ecclesias de Archiaco...Sancte Marie...Sancti Martini” to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac[587].  “Willelmus Thaliafer comes Engolisme” donated “duabus silvis...in dominio...Borni atque alia...Chaus” to Baigne Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1098/1107][588].  “Guillelmus comes Engolismensis” donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac, with the consent of “filiis suis Bulgrimno et Raimundo”, by charter dated to [1098/1109] which also records that “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property[589].  A charter dated to [1101/09] records that “Domnus Ademarus Engolismensis episcopus” had donated “alodium...in terra de Fradorvilla”, which “Fulco comes Engolismensis frater sui” had granted him, to Baigne Saint-Etienne and that after the death of both of them “Willelmus Taliafer Fulconis comitis filius A. episcopi nepos, Engolismensem regens comitatum” confirmed the donation[590].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Guillaume [V] Comte d’Angoulême, after returning from Jerusalem, fought "Ademarum Rupis-Fulcaudi dominum"[591].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the death of "Willelmus Taillefer Engolismensis Comes…apud Dusense Monasterium" and his burial in the same place[592]

m VITAPOI de Bezaume, daughter of GUILLAUME AMANIEU [II] Vicomte de Bezaume et de Benauges [Albret] & his wife ---.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "filia Amani seu Amaniei Gasconis…Vitapoi" as wife of "Willelmus Taillefer Engolismensis Comes" and mother of Comte Vulgrin [II][593]

Comte Guillaume [V] & his wife had [four] children:

1.         VULGRIN [II] d’Angoulême (-château de Bouteville 16 Sep 1140, bur Saint-Eparchius).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Wlgrinum filium primogenitum" as son of "Willelmus Taillefer Engolismensis Comes" and his wife[594].  “Willelmus Engolismensis comes et filius eius Boucrinius...” are named as present in a charter dated 16 Dec 1094 under which Ramnulf Bishop of Saintes donated “ecclesias de Archiaco...Sancte Marie...Sancti Martini” to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac[595].  "Willelmus Talefer comes Engolismensis et Vulgrinnus filius meus" donated property to Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême by charter dated to [1089/1101][596].  “Guillelmus comes Engolismensis” donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac, with the consent of “filiis suis Bulgrimno et Raimundo”, by charter dated to [1098/1109][597].  He succeeded his father in 1120 as Comte d'Angoulême.  "Wgrimus comes Engolismensis filius Willelmi comitis" donated property to the abbey of Charroux by charter dated to [1120/40][598].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the death "apud castellum Botavillam" of Comte Vulgrin [II] and his burial "in Capitulo S. Eparchii…1140…XVI Kal Dec"[599]m firstly PONTIA de la Marche, daughter of ROGER de Montgommery Comte de la Marche, Earl of Lancaster & his wife Almodis Ctss de la Marche.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Pontia filia Comitis de Marcha" as wife of Comte Vulgrin [II] and mother of his successor[600]m secondly AMABLE de Châtellerault, daughter of AIMERY [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Amauberge [Dangeureuse] ---.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "filia Vicecomitis Castelli-Airaudi…Amabilis" as mother of Comte Vulgrin II's two sons "posterioribus natu…Fulconi et Gausfrido Martelli"[601].  Comte Vulgrin [II] & his first wife had one child:

a)         GUILLAUME [VI] TALAFER (-Messina 7 Aug 1179).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Guillelmum primogenitum" as son of Comte Vulgrin [II] and his wife "Pontia filia Comitis de Marcha"[602].  He succeeded his father in 1140 as Comte d'Angoulême

-        see below

Comte Vulgrin [II] & his second wife had three children:

b)         FOULQUES .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "posterioribus natu…Fulconi et Gausfrido Martelli" as the sons of Comte Vulgrin [II] and his wife "filia Vicecomitis Castelli-Airaudi…Amabilis", specifying that their father gave them "Mastacium et Usuillam"[603].  Seigneur de Matha.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Comte Guillaume [VI] fought "magnas guerras" with "Fulcone et Gaufrido fratribus suis"[604].  1181. 

c)         GEOFFROY "Martel" .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "posterioribus natu…Fulconi et Gausfrido Martelli" as the sons of Comte Vulgrin [II] and his wife "filia Vicecomitis Castelli-Airaudi…Amabilis", specifying that their father gave them "Mastacium et Usuillam"[605].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Comte Guillaume [VI] fought "magnas guerras" with "Fulcone et Gaufrido fratribus suis"[606].  William of Tyre names "Gaufridus cognominatus Martel" as brother of the Count of Angoulême when he arrived on pilgrimage in Jerusalem in 1163 with "Hugo de Liniziaco senior…cognominatus Brunus"[607].  William of Tyre records that he combined forces with Raymond III Count of Tripoli, Konstantinos Kalamános, Hugues de Lusignan and Bohémond III Prince of Antioch to repel the attack by Nur ed-Din on the castle of Krak in Sep 1163[608].  1181.  Seigneur d'Anville. 

d)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that "Guillelmus [comes]" returned from Jerusalem and made war with "Rannulfo de Agernac sororio suo"[609].  It is assumed that this passage indicates that Ranulfe was married to Guillaume's sister rather than a relative of one of Guillaume's wives, but the question is not without doubt.  m RANULFE de Jarnac, son of ---.] 

2.         RAYMOND .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Raimundo…Fulconi" as sons of "Vitapoi", adding that Raymond was granted "Fronciacum"[610].  Seigneur de Fronsac.  It is unclear whether Raymond’s entitlement to Fronsac resulted from a family connection with the vicomtes de Fronsac who are shown in the document GASCONY.  “Guillelmus comes Engolismensis” donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac, with the consent of “filiis suis Bulgrimno et Raimundo”, by charter dated to [1098/1109][611]

3.         FOULQUES (-after 1141).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Raimundo…Fulconi" as sons of "Vitapoi", adding that Foulques was granted "Montemauserium"[612].  1140.  Seigneur de Montausier.  m ---.  The name of Foulques's wife is not known.  Foulques & his wife had [one probable child]: 

a)         [ARNAUD (-after [1141/49]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  It is probably speculative, on the assumption that he inherited Montausier from his supposed father.  Seigneur de Montausier.]  m as her first husband, GUIBERGE de Montchaude, daughter of ---.  “Fulcherius de Monte Cauzio junior” at the end of his life donated revenue from “terram de Laurivau” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, for the soul of “patris Robberti Fulcherii et sua”, with the consent of "Guitburgis soror eius uxor Arnaldi de Monte Auserio", by undated charter[613].  Stroński dates this charter to [1169][614].  She married secondly Olivier de Chalais.  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “castellar de Archaco ubi p’us erit Burbecill et medietat castellar de Botevill ubi similiter pp’us erit Berbecill...” to “Audoen de Berbecill”, in exchange for “Merpis” except that part which “Aud pr suus” held in the time of King Richard which he had assigned to “decan Xancton et Regin de Ponte fris sui magri Willi de Larpsant et Reimundi Rigaut” and which the king now granted to his queen, records that “Aud et milit sui de Chaleis” had held part of “chastella de Chaleis” and that “Guiburga de Monte Ausel...et Oliverus de Chaleis maritus suus” also held land “in castellar de Berbezill et Chaleis”, that the king also granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of disputes[615].  Arnaud & his wife had one child: 

i)          FINA .  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “castellar de Archaco ubi p’us erit Burbecill et medietat castellar de Botevill ubi similiter pp’us erit Berbecill...” to “Audoen de Berbecill”, in exchange for “Merpis” except that part which “Aud pr suus” held in the time of King Richard which he had assigned to “decan Xancton et Regin de Ponte fris sui magri Willi de Larpsant et Reimundi Rigaut” and which the king now granted to his queen, records that “Aud et milit sui de Chaleis” had held part of “chastella de Chaleis” and that “Guiburga de Monte Ausel...et Oliverus de Chaleis maritus suus” also held land “in castellar de Berbezill et Chaleis”, that the king also granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of disputes[616].  This charter does not prove that Fina was the daughter of Arnaud but the transmission through her of Montausier suggests that this is probably correct.  m ---.  The name of Fina's husband is not known.  Fina & her husband had one child: 

(a)       daughter .  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of property disputes (see above for full extracts)[617]m ([Mar 1214]) ITHIER de Barbezieux, son of AUDOUIN [IV] Seigneur de Barbezieux & his wife Alpais --- (-after 18 Oct 1229).  Seigneur de Montausier. 

4.         [daughter .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis refers to the mother of "Guido filius Ademari vicecomtiis" as "sorore Sectoris-ferri comitis Engolismensis"[618].  It is possible that this passage results from confusion with the first wife of Vicomte Adémar [II], recorded in secondary sources as Humberge d'Angoulême (see above) although her Angoulême origin has not yet been confirmed from primary sources.  It is unlikely that the wives of both Vicomtes de Limoges were from the family of the Comtes d'Angoulême.  Not only would this mean that the younger Vicomte married his first cousin on his mother's side of the family (few first cousin marriages have been observed in the families of the Aquitainian nobility at that time) but also that Vicomte Adémar [III]'s daughter Emma would have been doubly related to her third husband (assuming that Emma was born from her father's first marriage, which has not yet been verified).  If the first wife of Vicomte Adémar [III] was from the Angoulême family, from a chronological point of view her father must have been Comte Guillaume [V] Talafer.  m as his first wife, ADEMAR [III] Vicomte de Limoges, son of ADEMAR [II] Vicomte de Limoges & his [first/second] wife Humberge --- (-after 1139, bur Limoges Saint-Martial).] 

 

 

GUILLAUME [VI] TALAFER d'Angoulême, son of VULGRIN [II] Comte d'Angoulême & his first wife Pontia de la Marche (-Messina 7 Aug 1179).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Guillelmum primogenitum" as son of Comte Vulgrin [II] and his wife "Pontia filia Comitis de Marcha"[619].  "Willelmus Talafars comes Engolismensæ filius Vulgrini comitis" donated property to Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême by charter dated to [1089/1101] which refers to donations by "Willelmi Talafer avi mei et Vulgrini patris mei"[620].  He succeeded his father in 1140 as Comte d'Angoulême.  "Guillelmus Talaferii comes Engolismensis" exempted Notre-Dame de Dalon from taxes on its lands by charter dated 1146[621].  He joined the crusade in 1147.  An exchange of territories with Saint-Amant-de-Boixe recorded in a charter dated to [1146/59] recites prior donations by "Vulgrinus comes Engolismæ" and after his death by "filius suus domnus Vuillelmus Talafer"[622].  "Wmus Talafer, comes Engolismensis, filius Wlgrini comitis…et Arnaldus Bocardi" issued a charter dated 1163 concerning the forest of Marange, which names "filii mei Wlgrinus et W Talafer"[623].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Guillermus filius Wlgrimi Comes Engolismensis, Ademarus Vicecomes Lemovicensis, Oliverius filius Gulpherii senioris de Turribus" were among those who left for Jerusalem in 1178, stating that "Engolismensis Comes Guillermus Sector-ferri" died "VII Id Aug apud Messinam Siciliæ"[624]

m firstly (after 1137) as her third husband, EMMA de Limoges, widow firstly of BARDON de Cognac and secondly of GUILLAUME X Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME VIII Comte de Poitou], daughter of ADEMAR [II] Vicomte de Limoges & his [second wife Marie des Cars].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "aliam filiam [Ademari]…Ennoa (seu Emma)" stating that she married "Guillermus Dux, frater Raymundi Antiochiæ principis" after the death of her earlier husband "Bardoni de Coniaco", before being abducted by "Willelmus Sector-ferri, filius Wlgrini Comitis Engolismensis"[625].  "Emma comitissa, uxor comitis Engolismensis, filia Ademari vicecomitis Lemovicensis" donated property "ripas stagni de Chalamans" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter[626]

m secondly ([1150/51]) as her third husband, MARGUERITE de Turenne, widow of ADEMAR [IV] Vicomte de Limoges and divorced wife of EBLES [III] Vicomte de Ventadour, daughter of RAYMOND [I] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Mathilde du Perche (-21 Oct [1186/1202]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married thirdly "Guillermus Sector-ferri Comes Engolismensis, multorum pater liberorum"[627].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which records a donation by "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis et Aimericus de Gordo mariti duarum sororum Bosonis, Mangnæ et Margaritæ" dated 21 Dec 1143 made "pro anima Bosonis vicecomitis de Torenna qui gladio corruit" on the day of his burial, authorised by "Ebolus vicecomes de Ventedorn et Archambaldus vicecomes de Comborn", and made "in manu domni Ebali abbatis Tutellensis patrui ipsius Bosonis"[628].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" married "Ebolus Ventadorensis, filius Eboli Cantatoria" after her first husband died, but that the marriage ended after two years because of their consanguinity[629].  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[630].  The necrology of Saint-Martial records the death “XII Kal Nov” of “Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis” and her donation[631]

Comte Guillaume [VI] & his second wife had six children:

1.         VULGRIN [III] d’Angoulême (-1181 before 29 Jun).  "Wmus Talafer, comes Engolismensis, filius Wlgrini comitis…et Arnaldus Bocardi" issued a charter dated 1163 concerning the forest of Marange, which names "filii mei Wlgrinus et W Talafer"[632].  "Bulgrinus comes Engolismensis filius prædicti Willelmi Taillefer" confirmed the donations of his father to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated 1171[633], although the date is surprising assuming that the death of Vulgrin's father is correctly stated above.  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[634].  "Ademarus Engolismensis comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated to [1186/91] naming "fratres quidam mei Vulgrinus et Vuillelmus Talafers" who were counts before him[635].  He succeeded his father in 1179 as Comte d'Angoulême.  He joined the crusade in 1178.  "Wigrinus comes Engolismensis" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Baigne on advice of "fratrum meorum Talafer et Ademari" by undated charter[636].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "Natali Apostolorum Petri et Pauli" of "Wlgrinus Comes Engolismensis" leaving an only daughter, recording that she was disinherited by "Guillermus…et Ademarus defuncto…fratri" (in 1181 from the context)[637]m ELISABETH d'Amboise, daughter of HUGUES [II] Sire d'Amboise & his wife Mathilde de Vendôme (-before 1212, bur Fontaines-les-Blanches).  "Sulpicius dominus Ambaziæ et Matildis mater mea et omnes fratres et sorores Hugo…et Johannes, Helisabeth et Agnes atque Dionisia" donated property to the abbey of Fontaines-les-Blanches by charter dated 1194[638].  "Sulpitius dominus Ambaziæ" granted concessions to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Isabel uxoris meæ et fratrum meorum Hugonis, Johannis et Willielmi et sororum mearum Isabel comitissæ Engolismensis et Dyonisiæ", for the soul of "dominæ Matildis felicis memoriæ…matris meæ", by charter dated 1199[639].  Comte Vulgrin [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE (-after 29 Aug 1233).  Painter cites a charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Juhel Archbishop of Tours confirmed an agreement between "Matilda daughter of Vulgrin once count of Angoulême and widow of Hugh once count of La Marche" and "Isabelle queen of England, countess of La Marche and Angoulême", the former abandoning to "Isabelle and her husband Hugh de Lusignan…her rights in the county of Angoulême and her dower rights in the county of La Marche" in return for an annuity[640]m ([1200/01]) as his second wife, HUGUES [X] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, son of HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan & his [first] wife Orengarde --- (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219). 

2.         GUILLAUME [VII] TALAFER d’Angoulême (-[1186]).  "Wmus Talafer, comes Engolismensis, filius Wlgrini comitis…et Arnaldus Bocardi" issued a charter dated 1163 concerning the forest of Marange, which names "filii mei Wlgrinus et W Talafer"[641].  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[642].  "Ademarus Engolismensis comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated to [1186/91] naming "fratres quidam mei Vulgrinus et Vuillelmus Talafers" who were counts before him[643].  He succeeded his brother in 1181 as Comte d'Angoulême.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "Natali Apostolorum Petri et Pauli" of "Wlgrinus Comes Engolismensis" leaving an only daughter, recording that she was disinherited by "Guillermus…et Ademarus defuncto…fratri" (in 1181 from the context)[644]

3.         AYMAR TALAFER d’Angoulême ([1160]-Limoges 16 Jun 1202).  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[645].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the death "Natali Apostolorum Petri et Pauli" of "Wlgrinus Comes Engolismensis" leaving an only daughter, recording that she was disinherited by "Guillermus…et Ademarus defuncto…fratri" (in 1181 from the context)[646].  He succeeded his brother in [1186] as Comte d’Angoulême.  "Ademarus…comes Engolismensis, filius Wi Cædentis Ferrum et frater Wlgrini comitis" issued an undated charter concerning the abbey of La Couronne[647].  "Ademarus Engolismensis comes" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated to [1186/91] naming "fratres quidam mei Vulgrinus et Vuillelmus Talafers" who were counts before him[648].  Comte de la Marche 1200.  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins commemorates "Haymardus comes Angolismensis mariti quondam Aales comitisse Angolismensis" on "XV Kal Jan"[649]m ([1186]) as her second husband, ALIX de Courtenay, divorced wife of GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Joigny, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay ([1160/65]-12 Feb 1218).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the sisters of "comitem Petrum Autissiodorensem et Robertum de Cortenaio et quondam Guillemum" as "Alaydis...alia mater Hugonis de Marchia in Hungaria, tertia Clementia…quarta domna de Charrosio in Bituria, quinta Constantia", specifying that Alix married firstly "comitis Guillemo Ioviniaci" by whom she was mother of "comitem Petrum" and secondly "Engolismensi comitis" by whom she was mother of "Isabellam modernam Anglie reginam"[650].  "Ademarus comes Engolismensis et uxor mea Alaidis de Cortenai" renounced rights relating to Vindelle by charter dated to [1186/91][651].  “Alix Engolismensis comitissa" swore homage to Philippe II King of France by charter dated 1204[652].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "Id Feb" of "Alesis comitissa Angolismensis"[653].  A charter dated 13 Jul 1245 records the enquiry into the consanguinity between “dominus Raymundus comes Tholosanus” and “Margaritam filiam domini comitis Marchie”, and states that “dominus Petrus de Cortaniaco” was father of “dominam Adalmues comitissam Engolismensem”, who was mother of “dominam Ysabellem, uxorem…comitis Marchie[654].  Comte Aymar & his wife had one child:

a)         ISABELLE d’Angoulême ([1187]-Fontevrault Abbey 31 May 1246, bur Fontevrault Abbey).  Her first betrothal is confirmed by Ralph of Coggeshall who records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat"[655].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "IX Kal Sep" [1200] of King John and "Isabellam filiam Engolisimi comitis" and their coronation together "VIII Id Oct" in London[656].  Matthew Paris records that the king "consilio regis Francorum" married “Isabel filiam comitis Engolismi...Hugo cognomento Brunus comes Marchiæ” in 1200 and her consecration as queen “dominica proxima ante festum Sancti Dionisii apud Westmonasterium” [8 Oct], in a later passage specifying that King John arrived at Dover from France “VIII Id Oct” before their joint coronation at Westminster[657].  She succeeded her father in 1202 as Ctss d’Angoulême, but was not formally recognised as such until Nov 1206.  Her origin and second marriage are confirmed in the charter dated 1224 under which "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor eius…regina Angliæ" confirmed rights granted by "bonæ memoriæ Ademaro comite Engolismæ patre eiusdem dominæ Ysabellæ" to Vindelle[658].  Matthew Paris records her death, when he specifies that she was then the wife of Hugues Comte de la Marche[659]Betrothed ([1199]) to HUGUES [X] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan & his [first] wife Orengarde --- (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219).  m firstly (Bordeaux Cathedral 24 Aug 1200) as his second wife, JOHN King of England, son of HENRY II King of England & his wife Eléonore Dss d'Aquitaine (Beaumont Palace, Oxford 24 Dec 1166 or 1167-Newark Castle, Lincolnshire 18/19 Oct 1216, bur Worcester Cathedral).  m secondly ([10 Mar/22 May] 1220) HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, son of HUGUES [X] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche & his first wife --- (-1249 after 15 Jan, bur Abbaye de Valence).  He succeeded in 1220 as Comte d'Angoulême, by right of his wife. 

4.         GRISET (-[1179/92]).  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[660]

5.         FOULQUES (-[1171/80]).  "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe by charter dated 1171[661]

6.         ALMODIS ([1151/52]-).  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that the birth of her probable son by her first marriage is correctly dated to [1165/70].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1171 under which "Vuillelmus Talafers comes Engolismensis Vulgrini filius et Margarita uxor mea et filii nostri Vulgrinus scilicet primogenitus noster, Vuillelmus Talafers, Ademarus, Grisetus, Fulco et Almodis filia nostra uxor Amanei de Lebret" transferred rights to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe[662].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1186/91] under which "Ademarus comes Engolismensis et soror mea Almodis vicecomitissa de Brozces" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe[663], and by the charter also dated to [1186/91] under which "Almodis soror Ademari Engolismensis comitis" donated property to Saint-Amant-de-Boixe with the consent of "fratre meo A comite et viro meo Bernardo vicecomite de Brozces"[664].  The dating of Almodis’s second marriage is difficult to estimate with any certainty.  Her first husband is named in a source dated 1164, and "Amaneus de Labret" confirmed rights to Grande-Selve by charter dated 1187[665].  However, it is uncertain whether the second document relates to Amanieu [IV] Sire d’Albret or to Amanieu [V].  Considering her estimated birth date, it is unlikely that Almodis would have married secondly as late as 1187.  m firstly (before 1171) AMANIEU [IV] Sire d'Albret, son of BERNARD AIZ [III] Sire d'Albret & his wife --- de Béarn.  m secondly BERNARD [III] Vicomte de Brosse, son of BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife --- [de la Pastoresse] (-after Mar 1193). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES d'ANGOULÊME et de la MARCHE (LUSIGNAN)

 

 

The county of la Marche, which had been held directly by Henry II King of England and his son King Richard I since they bought it from Comte Audebert [IV] in [1178], was seized by Hugues [X] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan after the death of King Richard.  His acquisition of the county was accepted by King John.  The county of Angoulême was inherited by Hugues [XI] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche in 1220 after he married Isabelle, heiress of the former dynasty of comtes d’Angoulême and widow of King John.  Both counties remained in the Lusignan family until the death in 1303 of Hugues [XIV], the last direct male line descendant.  The counties of la Marche and Angoulême were inherited by his sisters Isabelle and Jeanne, who jointly sold their rights to Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France in 1309, at which time the territories were incorporated into the domaine royale of the French kings. 

 

 

 

HUGUES [X] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES de Lusignan & his [first] wife Orengarde --- (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219).  His parentage is confirmed indirectly by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Radulfum de Esselduno qui fuit comes Augi" as "Hugo Brunus fratrem natu maiorem" (presumably an error for "minorem"), adding that "horum pater Hugo de Lisegnen" had "fratres…Gaufridum, Henricum regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum"[666].  He succeeded his grandfather in 1173 as Sire de Lusignan, de Couhé et de Château-Larcher.  Comte de la Marche 1199:  the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that, after the death of Richard I King of England, "Hugo…Brunus" captured "regina…Alienordis" and held her until she granted him "comitatum de Marchia Pictavie"[667].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records that "Hugo de Lezina" seized "comitatum de Marcha" in 1199, noted in events after the record of the death of King Richard[668].  "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[669].  "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" but relinquished by him before leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200[670].  "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, recommended "R. comiti Augi et Hugoni filio meo" to take the abbey of Châtelliers under their protection by charter dated to [1200][671].  Ralph of Coggeshall records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat"[672].  Ralph of Coggeshall records that "…Gaufridum de Lucinan et Hugonem Brunum et Andream de Caveni et vicecomitem de Castro-Eraldi et Reimundum Tuarz et Savarium de Mauleun et Hugonem Baugii" were captured, together with "Arturum nepotem nostrum" [Arthur Duke of Brittany] after they rebelled and attempted to capture "castellum de Mirabel" where "regina Alienor avia Arturi" was living, dated to 1202[673].  "Comes Augi" pledged his lands for his homage to Philippe II King of France, and that of "fratres sui comes Marchie et vicecomes Castri Eraudi" dated (by Delisle) to [1209][674].  He made peace with the king of England, as confirmed by the betrothal of King John’s daughter to his son Hugues [XI], confirmed in a charter dated 29 Sep 1214 (see below).  "Hugo Bruni dominus Lezigniaci et comes Marchie", on leaving on crusade, and "Hugo de Lezigniaco filius suus" donated half "molendino de Pooillet" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 27 Jun 1218[675].  "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, confirmed the grant of rights to the abbey of Châtelliers made "in 1171" by "Hugo Lezenniaci castelli" by charter dated 1218[676].  The Historia Damiatina by Oliverus Scholasticus records the deaths in 1218 at Damieta of "comes de Marcha et comes de Bar et filius eius, frater Guillelmus de Carnoto magister militiæ templi, Herveus de Virsione, Iterius de Tacci, Oliverus filius regis Anglie"[677]

m firstly ---.  The name of Hugues’s first wife is not known.  Europäische Stammtafeln names "Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Pierre [II] Sire de Preuilly dit de Montrabel" as the second wife of Bernard [III] Vicomte de Brosse, and also records that she married secondly, as his first wife, Hugues [X][678].  The mother of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse was Agathe de Preuilly, as confirmed by his charter dated 1198 (after Sep) under which "Giraudus vicecomes Brucie, filius domne Agathe de Prullet" abandoned rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault[679].  However, there is no indication that Gérard was the son of Vicomte Bernard [III].  In addition, the chronology of the known marriage of Vicomte Bernard [III] appears to exclude the possibility of a second marriage which would be consistent with that second wife’s own second marriage to Hugues [X].  It is assumed, therefore, that the (first) husband of Agathe de Preuilly and father of Vicomte Gérard [II], was another vicomte de Brosse.  The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified.  

Betrothed ([1199]) to ISABELLE d’Angoulême, daughter of AYMAR “Taillefer” Comte d’Angoulême & his wife Alix de Courtenay ([1187]-Fontevrault Abbey 31 May 1246, bur Fontevrault Abbey).  This betrothal is confirmed by Ralph of Coggeshall who records that in 1202 John King of England made war against "comitem de Marchis…Hugonem cognomento Brun et fratrem eius comitem de Eu" who had rebelled against him "pro filia comitis Engolismi, quam Hugo prædictus prius affidaverat"[680].  She succeeded her father in 1202 as Ctss d’Angoulême, and later married Hugues [XI] de Lusignan, son of Hugues [X]. 

m secondly ([1200/01]) MATHILDE d'Angoulême, daughter of VULGRIN III Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Elisabeth d'Amboise (-after 29 Aug 1233).  Painter cites a charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Juhel Archbishop of Tours confirmed an agreement between "Matilda daughter of Vulgrin once count of Angoulême and widow of Hugh once count of La Marche" and "Isabelle queen of England, countess of La Marche and Angoulême", the former abandoning to "Isabelle and her husband Hugh de Lusignan…her rights in the county of Angoulême and her dower rights in the county of La Marche" in return for an annuity[681].  Painter highlights that the document in question makes no mention of any blood relationship between Mathilde and Hugues [XI] de Lusignan, which strongly suggests that the latter was born from an earlier marriage of his father. 

Comte Hugues [X] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" de Lusignan ([before 1188]-Damietta 1249 after 15 Jan, bur Abbaye de Valence).  "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie, dominus Lezignaci et Coiaci" renounced rights over income belonging to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, claimed by "avus meus…dominus Hugo de Lezigniaco" and with the consent of "filio meo Hugone Bruno quem tunc unicum habebam", by charter dated 23 Feb 1200[682].  "Hugo Brunus comes Marchie", on leaving for Jerusalem, recommended "R. comiti Augi et Hugoni filio meo" to take the abbey of Châtelliers under their protection by charter dated to [1200][683].  As noted above, the charter dated 29 Aug 1233 under which Mathilde, widow of Hugues [X] sold her rights for an annuity, strongly suggests that she was not the mother of Hugues [XI].  This appears corroborated by the absence of any papal dispensation for the marriage of Hugues [XI], which would have been required if he had been so closely related to his wife (it is even doubtful whether such a dispensation would have been granted for such a close relationship).  It is likely that Hugues [XI] would have been at least a young adolescent when he consented to the charter dated 23 Feb 1200 which is quoted above.  "Hugo Bruni dominus Lezigniaci et comes Marchie", on leaving on crusade, and "Hugo de Lezigniaco filius suus" donated half "molendino de Pooillet" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 27 Jun 1218[684].  He succeeded his father in 1219 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche.  He succeeded in 1220 as Comte d'Angoulême, by right of his wife.  Seigneur de Château-Larcher 1223.  Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue” by charter dated Aug 1224[685].  "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor sua…regina Angliæ comitissa Marchiæ et Engolismæ" reached agreement with Saint-Amant-de-Boixe recorded in a charter dated 1225[686].  Seigneur de Montreuil-Bonnin et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray 1229.  “Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites[687].  "Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "antecessorum meorum…Hugonis de Lezigniaco proavi mei et Hugonis Bruni comitis Marchie patris mei" by charter dated 22 Jul 1248[688].  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos" and names "Ysabelli quondam uxore mea"[689].  Matthew Paris records the death of "Hugo cognomento Brun comes de Marchia" in 1249 at Damietta[690]Betrothed (29 Sep 1214) to JOAN of England, daughter of JOHN King of England & his wife Isabelle Ctss d'Angoulême (22 Jul 1210-Havering-atte-Bower, Essex 4 Mar 1238, bur Tarrant Crawford Abbey, Dorset[691]).  King John confirmed the proposed marriage of "Johannam filiam suam genitam de Ysabell uxore sua, filia com Engolism" to "Hugonis de Lysuinan fil H com Marchie" by charter dated 29 Sep 1214[692].  The Annals of Dunstable record that “regi Scotiæ” married “rege…sororem suam” in 1221, specifying that she was eleven years old at the time and had previously been betrothed to “Hugoni Brun[693]m ([10 Mar/22 May] 1220) as her second husband, ISABELLE Ctss d’Angoulême, widow of JOHN King of England, daughter of AYMAR “Taillefer” Comte d’Angoulême & his wife Alix de Courtenay ([1187]-Fontevrault Abbey 31 May 1246, bur Fontevrault Abbey).  Matthew Paris records that the king "consilio regis Francorum" married “Isabel filiam comitis Engolismi...Hugo cognomento Brunus comes Marchiæ” in 1200 and her consecration as queen “dominica proxima ante festum Sancti Dionisii apud Westmonasterium” [8 Oct], in a later passage specifying that King John arrived at Dover from France “VIII Id Oct” before their joint coronation at Westminster[694].  Her origin and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1224 under which "Ugo de Leziniaco comes Marchiæ et Engolismæ et Ysabella uxor eius…regina Angliæ" confirmed rights granted by "bonæ memoriæ Ademaro comite Engolismæ patre eiusdem dominæ Ysabellæ" to Vindelle[695].  Matthew Paris records her death, when he specifies that she was the wife of Hugues Comte de la Marche[696].  Comte Hugues [XI] & his wife had nine children:

a)         HUGUES [XII] "le Brun" de Lusignan ([1221]-killed in battle Fariskur, Egypt 6 Apr 1250).  His paternity is recorded by Matthew Paris[697].  He succeeded his father in 1248 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême

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b)         AGNES [Agathe] de Lusignan (-after 7 Apr 1269).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (before 1243) GUILLAUME [II] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux et de la Châtre d'Argenton, son of GUILLAUME [I] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux & his [first/second] wife --- (-Palermo 3 Jan 1271). 

c)         ALIX de Lusignan ([1224]-1256, after 9 Feb).  She is named "Aelesia" by Matthew Paris when he records her visit to England in 1247 with her brothers to her uterine half-brother King Henry III and her subsequent marriage with "Johanni comiti Warenniæ adolescenti"[698]m (Aug 1247) [as his first wife,] JOHN de Warenne Earl of Surrey, son of WILLIAM [IV] de Warenne Earl of Surrey & his second wife Matilda Marshal of Pembroke (1231 or after-Kennington [Nov] 1304, bur Lewes Priory).  Viceroy of Scotland. 

d)         GUY de Lusignan (-after 18 Oct 1281).  “Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites[699].  His parentage is stated by Matthew Paris, when he records his visit to England in 1247 to his uterine half-brother King Henry III with his younger brother and his sister[700], and in a later passage his death leaving a daughter "Johanna"[701], although the date of his decease is unclear from the context.  Seigneur de Couhé, de Cognac, d'Archiac, de Merpins, de Peyrat et de Frontenay 1243.  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos"[702].  "Guido frater domini regis uterinus" arrived back in England from Palestine in 1251 when he was guilty of shameful behaviour to the abbot of Feversham[703].  The Annals of Burton record that Henry III King of England granted custody of “castellum de Benages” to “Gwidoni de Marchia fratre suo” after it was besieged[704].  The Annals of Tewkesbury record that “dominus Emerinus electus Wyntoniæ, Willelmus de Walencia, et alii duo…fratres domini regis” refused to swear fidelity to the king in 1258[705].  1274.  The testament of "Guy de Lezignen, sires de Compnac", dated 18 Oct 1281, names "mon sire Hugues lou Brun mon…neveo, comte de la Marche et de Engoleme, seygnor de Faugeres…mon…nevou mon seignior Giu de la Marche, Seygnor de Coyec" and appoints among his executors "…mes chers nevouz…mon sire Guy vicomte de Toars…"[706]m --- (-before 18 Oct 1281).  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  1271.  Guy & his wife had [one] child: 

i)          [JEANNE de Lusignan .  Matthew Paris records the death of Guy leaving a daughter "Johanna"[707].  However, she is not named in her supposed father’s testament dated 18 Oct 1281 which suggests that Matthew Paris may not be reliable.] 

e)         GEOFFROY de Lusignan (-before Mar 1274)Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites[708].  Matthew Paris specifies that he was brother of Henry III King of England when he records the latter's gift of the barony of Hastings to him[709]Seigneur de Jarnac, de Château-Larcher, de Brulain, de Châteauneuf et de Sainte-Hermine.  "Salvagia domina de Resiis et de Mota" noted an agreement between "Girardum Chaboz et Eustachiam filiam meam" and "Gaufridum de Lezigniaco dominum de Sancto Hermete et Almodim eius uxorem" settling a claim for "villam de Pinellis" by an exchange of property, the latter couple contributing assets "apud Tyreum" and the former land "in parrochia et territorio de Corp et de Frociis", by charter dated 1246[710].  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos"[711].  Matthew Paris accuses him of insolence at St Alban's in 1252[712].  The Annals of Tewkesbury record that “dominus Emerinus electus Wyntoniæ, Willelmus de Walencia, et alii duo…fratres domini regis” refused to swear fidelity to the king in 1258[713].  "Guido Poverelli miles" donated property "in dominio domini Gaufridi de Lezigniaco militis […dominus de Gernac], cum assensu et voluntate eiusdem" to the abbey of Châtelliers by charter dated Feb 1269 (presumably O.S.)[714]m firstly (before 1246) ADALMODE, daughter of ---.  "Salvagia domina de Resiis et de Mota" noted an agreement between "Girardum Chaboz et Eustachiam filiam meam" and "Gaufridum de Lezigniaco dominum de Sancto Hermete et Almodim eius uxorem" settling a claim for "villam de Pinellis" by charter dated 1246[715]m secondly (1259) as her first husband, JEANNE de Châtellerault Dame de Lillebonne Vicomtesse de Châtellerault, daughter of JEAN Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Mathilde de Dammartin ([1243/47]-16 May 1315).  "Johanna de Castro Ayraudi relicta Gaufridi de Lesigniaco" swore homage to Saint-Maixent for certain property by charter dated 4 Mar 1275[716].  She married secondly ([1275]) as his second wife, Jean [II] “le Preux” Seigneur d’Harcourt, who became Vicomte de Châtellerault by right of his wife.  "Johan saignour de Harecourt et…Johanne fame doudit Johan fille et heir…debonne memoire Johan iadis vicomte de Chatel-Heraut et saignour de Soonnays" recognised the privileges of Perseigne abbey by charter dated Mar 1291[717].  Geoffroy & his first wife had one child:

i)          EUSTACHIE de Lusignan (-Carthage [1270/71]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Sainte-Hermine, de Brulain, de Prahec, de Cherveux, de Sanxay et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray.  An epitaph at Fontenay records the death “apud Chartaginem...---CCLXX---” of “Eustasia uxor quondam domini Droconis de Merloto Edoardi...regis Anglorum consanguinea[718]m (before 1257) as his second wife, DREUX [III] de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Château-Chinon, son of DREUX [II] de Mello & his wife Elvis d’Espoisses (-1310). 

Geoffroy & his second wife had one child: 

ii)         GEOFFROY de Lusignan (-1305).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Jarnac et de Château-Larcher.  m (1296) as her first husband, PERNELLE de Sully, daughter of HENRI III Sire de Sully [Blois-Champagne] & his wife Marguerite de Beaumez (-after 9 Jan 1336).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (Jan 1308) as his second wife, Jean II "le Bon" Comte de Dreux

f)          GUILLAUME de Lusignan "de Valence" ([Cistercian Abbey of Valence, near Lusignan] after 1225[719]-in England [1294/18 May 1296], bur Westminster Abbey).  His parentage is stated by Matthew Paris, when he records his visit to England in 1247 to his uterine half-brother King Henry III with his older brother and his sister[720]Seigneur de Valence, de Montignac, de Bellac, de Rancon et de Champagnac.  Matthew Paris records the performance of "Willelmus frater dominus regis uterinus congonomento de Valentia" in a tournament in 1248, and in many other tournaments[721].  He styled himself Lord of Pembroke, but was never invested with the earldom of Pembroke[722].  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos"[723].  He joined the crusade in 1250 with King Henry III, the group meeting at Bermondsey 27 Apr[724].  He committed a violent outrage at the manor of the Bishop of Ely at Hatfield, Hertfordshire in 1252[725].  The Annals of Tewkesbury record that “dominus Emerinus electus Wyntoniæ, Willelmus de Walencia, et alii duo…fratres domini regis” refused to swear fidelity to the king in 1258[726].  William of Tyre (Continuation) records his arrival in Palestine 23 Aug 1272[727].  Lieutenant of England 1285.  The Annals of Dunstable record that “Willelmus de Walence, patruus domini regis” died in 1295[728]m (before 13 Aug 1247) JOAN Munchensy, daughter of WARIN Munchensy Lord of Swanscombe & his wife Joan Marshal of Pembroke (-1307 before 20 Sep).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Johannam" as the daughter of "Warino de Montecaniso" and his wife, adding that she married "domino Willihelmo de Valentia"[729].  Matthew Paris names her and her father when he records her marriage[730].  A charter dated 13 Aug 1247 ordered "William de Valence the king’s brother and Joan his wife to have seisin of the lands which belonged to John de Muntchesny of the inheritance of Walter Marshall late Earl of Pembroke, and which after John’s death ought to descend to Joan as his sister and heir"[731].  Guillaume & his wife had eight children:

i)          JEAN (-Jan 1277, bur Westminster Abbey).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

ii)         GUILLAUME de Valence "le Jeune" (-killed in battle Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire 16 Jun 1282).  Seigneur de Montignac et de Bellac.  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records that "Willelmi filius et hæres de Willelmi de Valencia" was killed in battle against the Welsh in 1282[732]

iii)        AYMAR de Valence ([1270][733]-in France 23 Jun 1324, bur 1 Aug 1324 Westminster Abbey).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded his father in [1294/96] as Seigneur de Montignac.  He was summoned to the English parliament 6 Feb 1299, whereby he is held to have become Lord Valence.  After his mother's death in [Sep] 1307, he was regarded as Earl of Pembroke.  Guardian and Lieutenant of Scotland 1314.  Guardian of England 1320. The History of the foundation of Walden abbey records the death “1323 X Kal Jul” of “Eymerus de Valence comes de Penbroke in partibus transmarinis” and his burial “Londoniæ in ecclesia sancti Pauli[734]m firstly BEATRIX [Jeanne] de Clermont, daughter of RAOUL [II] de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle, Connétable de France & his first wife Alix de Dreux Vicomtesse de Châteaudun (-before 14 Sep 1320, bur Stratford Convent Church).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (dispensation 22 Apr 1321, Paris 13 Jul 1321) MARIE de Châtillon, daughter of GUY [III] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Marie de Bretagne [Dreux-Capet] (-Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire 16/17 Mar 1377, bur Denny Abbey).  King Edward II requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Adomarum de Valentia comitem Pembrochiæ consanguineum nostrum” and “consanguineam nostram Mariam filiam comitissæ de Sancto Paulo” by charter dated 29 Mar 1321[735].  She founded Pembroke College, Cambridge[736].  The will of "Mary de St Paul Countess of Pembroke Lady of Wrifford and of Montenac", dated 13 Mar 1376, chose burial “in the church of the Sisters of Denny”, named “Sir Aymer de Valence my late Lord who lieth buried in the abbey of Westminster...my nephew Sir Aymer de Assels[737]

iv)       MARGUERITE (-young, bur Westminster Abbey[738]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

v)        AGNES de Valence (-after 7 Oct 1277).  An order dated 10 Apr 1275 relates to payments to "Agnes de Valence the K’s cousin" out of the estate of "Maurice Fitz Gerald her late husband"[739].  A writ after the death of "Hugh de Balliolo", dated "10 Apr 55 Hen III", assigns her dower to "Agnes de Valentia, the king’s niece, late the wife of the said Hugh"[740].  The Chronicle of Baudouin d’Avesnes records that "Ioannes", son of "domino Balduino de Avesnes domino de Bellomonte" and his wife, married "Agnete filia domini Guillelmi de Valentia fratris regis Angliæ Henrici ex parte matris"[741].  An order dated 7 Oct 1277 relates to attorneys appointed by "John de Aveynes and Agnes his wife" relating to affairs in Ireland[742].  Dame de Danfalize.  m firstly as his second wife, MAURICE Fitzgerald Baron of Offaly, son of GERALD FitzMaurice Baron of Offaly & his wife --- (-1268).  m secondly HUGH Balliol Baron of Bywell, son of JOHN de Balliol of Barnard Castle, co Durham & his wife Devorguilla of Galloway (Barnard Castle [1237/40]-[Palestine] before 10 Apr 1271).  m thirdly JEAN d'Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont, son of BAUDOUIN d'Avesnes Seigneur de Beaumont & his second wife Félicité de Coucy (-18 Feb 1283). 

vi)       ISABELLE de Valence (-5 Oct 1305, bur Coventry Priory).  Pope Gregory X granted dispensation for the marriage of “Henry de Hastinges...[his son] John” and “William de Valentia earl of Pembroke...[his daughter] Isabella”, dated 15 Jul 1275[743]m (Papal dispensation 28 Jun 1275, [Braxted, Essex or Blunham, Bedfordshire][744]) as his first wife, JOHN de Hastings, son of Sir HENRY de Hastings & his wife Joan de Cauntelo (Allesley, Warwickshire 6 May 1262-10 Feb 1313).  He was summoned to the English parliament 24 Jun 1295, whereby he is held to have become Lord Hastings. 

vii)      JEANNE de Valence .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 3 Sep 1296 records petitions to King Edward I by women whose estates had been seized in Scotland, including an order of restoration of land at Tyndale to "sa cosine dame Johane femme monsieur Johan Comyn le fiz"[745].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1298 records King Edward I’s mandate for "consanguinueæ nostræ Johannæ uxori Johannis Comyn de Badenaghe junioris…cum liberis suis consanguineis nostris" to come to London[746]m (before 1291) JOHN Comyn, son of JOHN Comyn "the Black" Lord of Badenoch & his wife Alianore [Mary] Balliol (-Dumfries 10 Feb 1306).  He succeeded his father in 1302 as Lord of Badenoch. 

g)         AYMAR (-Paris [4 Dec] or [25 Dec] 1259).  Matthew Paris names "Athelmarus" as a third half-brother of King Henry III, after discussing his brothers Guy and Guillaume, saying that the king gave him so many ecclesiastical positions that he was deprived of them by Rome, specifying the names of both his parents in a later passage and that he was born in Poitou[747].  The same chronicler records the attempt by King Henry III in 1249 to install "frater eius uterinus Æthelmarus" as bishop of Durham and his gift to him of the church of Wearmouth later in 1249[748].  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos"[749].  "Ademarus filius…Hugonis comiti Marchie et Engolisme" swore homage to Saint-Maixent for "Coec" {Couhé} by charter dated 28 Mar 1249[750].  He was elected Bishop of Winchester in 1250 following considerable pressure from the king, confirmed in 1251[751].  He left England in 1252, Matthew Paris recording the bad relations then existing between him and the king[752].  He oppressed the monks at Winchester for which he was rebuked by the king[753].  The Annals of Tewkesbury record that “dominus Emerinus electus Wyntoniæ, Willelmus de Walencia, et alii duo…fratres domini regis” refused to swear fidelity to the king in 1258[754].  The Chronicle of Thomas Wykes records the death “circa festum Nativitatis Dominicæ…apud Parisius” in 1259 of “Ademarus Wyntoniæ episcopus[755].  The Annals of Osney record the death “Parisius…circa festum beatæ Luciæ virginis” in 1259 of “Adimarus…[episcopus Wyntoniæ][756]

h)         ISABELLE de Lusignan (-14 Jan 1300).  A charter dated Oct 1252 records a dispute between "bonæ memoriæ Mauricius de Credone…concensum…domine Ysabellis uxoris suæ"[757].  King Henry III paid "Isabelle de Croun sorori nostre" for "manerio de Burno quod fuit Petri de Croun" which the king granted to Pierre de Savoie, dated 1254[758].  King Henry III paid “mille marcas sterlingorum” to “sorori nostræ Isabellæ dominæ de Croun, in auxilium maritandi se nobili viro duci Burgundiæ” by charter dated 1255[759].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  “Isabella domina Credoun soror sua” addressed Henry III King of England by letter dated 25 Apr 1262[760].  Dame de Beauvoir-sur-Mer et de Marcillac.  "Ysabeau dame de Champtocé" granted revenue to "Girart Chaboz…et…Jehanne de Craon fille d’icelle dame" on their marriage by charter dated 21 Nov 1274[761]Betrothed (by treaty Vendôme Mar 1227) to ALPHONSE de France, son of LOUIS VIII King of France & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Castilla (11 Nov 1220-Castle of Corneto, near Siena 21 Aug 1271, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  m firstly MAURICE [IV] Sire de Craon, son of AMAURY Sire de Craon & his wife Jeanne des Roches (-bur 27 May 1250, bur Bellebranche).  Betrothed (1256) to HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy, son of EUDES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Alix Dame de Vergy (9 Mar 1213-château de VillaInés-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or 27 or 30 Oct 1272, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  m secondly (after 1256) GEOFFROY [VI] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg Seneschal of Poitou, son of GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-Sep 1263). 

i)          MARGUERITE de Lusignan (-22 Oct 1288).  A charter dated 13 Jun 1245 relates to the dissolution of the marriage between “Margaretæ filiæ…Hugonis comitis Marchiæ et Engolismæ” and “Raimundum Tholosæ comitem[762].  A charter dated 13 Jul 1245 records the enquiry into the consanguinity between “dominus Raymundus comes Tholosanus” and “Margaritam filiam domini comitis Marchie”, and states that “domina regina Constancia avia sua et dominus Petrus de Cortiniaco, avus domine Ysabellis uxoris comitis Marchie fuerunt fratres carnales[763].  A charter dated 25 Sep 1245 confirms the dissolution of the marriage between “comiti Tholosano” and “filiam…comitis Marchie[764].  King Henry III confirmed the fine paid by "Emerico vicecomite Thoarcensi et Margeria uxore eius sorore nostra" on acquiring "terram suam de Thalomunde", dated 29 Sep 1254[765].  “Guido tunc temporis vicecomes Toarcii et Gaufridus dominus de Castro Briencii miles et Margarita de Lizigniaco uxor eius...matris nostre” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 1277[766].  "Gui vicomte de Toarz chevalier…Geufray sire de Chastiau Bruiant chevalier et…Marguerite de Lezeignen sa fame dame de la Chiese et mers audit vicomte de Toarz et…Agnes de Ponz dame de Maroil, fame ça en arrière à noble home Savari, jadis viconte de Toarz" provided for the inheritance of "la dite noble dame Agnès de Pons et a Aaliz sa fille, et fille audit Savari jadis viconte de Toarz, notre oncle", with the consent of "madame Marguerite d’Eu nostre fame", by charter dated 25 Jul 1278[767].  The obituaire de Saint-Marcial records the death "XII Kal Nov" of "Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis"[768].  The obituaire de Saint-Marcial records the death "XII Kal Nov" of "Margarita Engolismensis comitissa, mater Ademari vicecomitis"[769]m firstly (1243, non-consummated, divorced 25 Sep 1245 on grounds of consanguinity) as his second wife, RAYMOND VII Comte de Toulouse, son of RAYMOND VI Comte de Toulouse & his third wife Joan of England (Beaucaire, Gard Jul 1197-Millau, Aveyron 27 Sep 1249, bur Fontevraud).  m secondly AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, son of GUY [I] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Alix de Mauléon (-11 Dec 1256).  m thirdly as his second wife, GEOFFROY [VI] Seigneur de Châteaubriand, son of GEOFFROY [V] Seigneur de Châteaubriand & his first wife --- (-1284). 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following persons and Hugues [X] Comte de la Marche has not yet been ascertained: 

1.         AGATHE (-after Aug 1224).  Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue” by charter dated Aug 1224[770]

 

2.         --- (-killed Orléans 1236).  Matthew Paris records "nepos comitis de Marchia" among those killed at Orléans in 1236 during disturbances[771]

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise stated below. 

 

HUGUES [XII] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" de Lusignan Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême & his wife Isabelle Ctss d’Angoulême ([1221]-killed in battle Fariskur, Egypt 6 Apr 1250, bur Abbaye de la Couronne, Charente).  His paternity is recorded by Matthew Paris[772].  He succeeded as Comte de Penthièvre in 1236, by right of his wife.  “Hugo de Lezigniaco comes Marchie et Engolismi et Y…regina Anglie…comitissa” recorded their peace agreement with Louis IX King of France by charter dated [1] Aug 1242 which names “filii nostri…Hugo Brunus, Guido et Gaufridus de Lezigniaco milites[773].  "Hugo Lebrun, filius comitis Marchie primogenitus, et dominus Lambalie et Hyolandis uxor sua" noted the end of the excommunication of "Guidonem de Argenteio dominum de Plancoit" in a charter dated 1246[774].  The testament of "Hugo de Lezignen comes Marchie", dated 8 Aug 1248, appoints as his heirs "Hugonem Brunum comitem Angolisme, Guidonem, Gaufridum, Willelmum de Vallencia, milites, et Ademarum, clericum, filios meos"[775].  He succeeded his father in 1248 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême.  He joined the crusade in 1248.  Referred to by Matthew Paris as "Hugo Brunus comes de Marchia cuius pater Paulo ante obit apud Damiatan" when he records his death in the same battle in which Louis IX King of France was captured[776]

Betrothed (1224) to JEANNE de Toulouse, daughter and heiress of RAIMOND VII Comte de Toulouse & his first wife Infanta doña Sancha de Aragón (1220-Castle of Corneto, near Siena 25 Aug 1271, bur Notre-Dame de Gercy, Brie).  The Chronicon Turonense records the betrothal in 1225 of "filiam Comitis Sanctis Ægidii" and "filium Comitis Marchiæ"[777]

Betrothed (by treaty of Vendôme Mar 1227, contract Jun 1230) to ISABELLE de France, daughter of LOUIS VIII King of France & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Castilla (Mar 1224-Clarrisian Abbey at Longchamps 23 Feb 1270, bur Convent de l’Humilité Notre-Dame).  The contract of marriage between “I…regina Anglie et comitissa Marchie et Engolismi…Hugone filio nostro primogenito” and “Ludovicem…regem Francie…Elysabet sorore domini regis” is dated Jun 1230[778]

m (Jan 1236) YOLANDE de Bretagne, daughter of PIERRE I "Mauclerc" Duke of Brittany [Dreux-Capet] & his first wife Alix de Thouars Dss of Brittany (in Brittany end 1218-château de Bouteville 10 Oct 1272, bur Villeneuve-les-Nantes, église abbatiale de Notre Dame).  Ctss de Penthièvre 1236, as her dowry.  The Chronicon Britannicum records in 1236 that "Penthevria excepto Jugonio" was granted to “Hugoni filio comitis de Marchia” with “filia Petri comitis totius Britanniæ[779].  Ctss de Porhoët, by grant of her brother.  "Hugo Lebrun, filius comitis Marchie primogenitus, et dominus Lambalie et Hyolandis uxor sua" noted the end of the excommunication of "Guidonem de Argenteio dominum de Plancoit" in a charter dated 1246[780].  Regent of la Marche and Angoulême for her son from 1250 to 1256. 

Comte Hugues [XII] & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         HUGUES [XIII] de Lusignan (-shortly after 25 Aug 1270).  He succeeded his father in 1250 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême.  Sire de Fougères, by right of his wife.  m (Fougères 29 Jan 1254) JEANNE de Fougères dame de Fougères, daughter and heiress of RAOUL [III] Sire de Fougères & his wife Isabelle de Craon (-after 1273, bur Sauvigny).  The Chronicon Savigniacense records the marriage "IV Kal Feb" in 1253 of "Hugues Comes Marchiæ" and "Iohannam unicam filiam Radulfi Domini Filgeriarum in dicto castro"[781].  Comte Hugues [XIII] & his wife had six children: 

a)         YOLANDE de la Marche (24 Mar 1257-Sep 1314)The Chronicon Savigniacense records the birth "in vigilia dominicæ annuntiationis" in 1257 of "Yolent filia primogenita Hugonis Comitis Marchiæ et Engolismæ de uxore sua Iohanna filia unica Radulphi Domini Filgeriarum"[782].  Heiress of Fougères.  The Chronicon Britannicum records the donation in 1312 made by “Yolendis de Leziniaco comitissa Marchiæ, Engolismæ, dominaque Filgeriarum” for the anniversary of “Johannæ matris suæ[783]m firstly (Papal dispensation 8 Jun 1267) HELIE RUDEL [I] Seigneur de Pons et de Bergerac, son of RENAUD [III] Seigneur de Pons & his wife Marguerite de Bergerac (-after Aug 1290).  m secondly ROBERT Seigneur de Matha, son of ---.  1269/95. 

b)         HUGUES [XIV] "le Brun" de Lusignan (25 Jun 1259-Angoulême 1 Nov 1303, bur Angoulême, église des Cordeliers)The Chronicon Savigniacense records the birth "in crastino nativitatis sancti Iohannis Baptistæ" in 1259 of "Hugues filius primogenitus…Hugues Comitis Marchiæ et Iohannæ uxoris suæ"[784].  He succeeded his father in 1270 as Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'AngoulêmeThe Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the death in 1303 of "Hugone de Marchia comite civitatis Angolismæ", adding that his county then reverted "ad regem Franciæ Philippum"[785]m (Paris 1 Apr 1276) BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his second wife Beatrix de Champagne (-Cognac [Jul 1328/31 May 1329], bur Angoulême, église des Cordeliers).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriage in 1276 of "Hugo Bruni comes Marchie" and "filiam ducis Burgundie, sororem vicecomitisse Lemovicensis" at Paris[786].  The testament of “Hugo de Burgundia, dominus Montis Regalis” dated 1 Apr 1285 names “filiam meam Beatricem…uxor mea Margarita…Ysabellam Romanorum reginam, B. comitissam Marchie, et Marguaritam dominam Allaii uxorem Johannis de Cabilone militis, sorores meas[787].  “Jehans de Chalon, sires d’Arlay, et Marguerite sa fame, et Biatrix de Bourgoingne comtesse de La Marche et d’Angoulesme, suer de ladite Marguerite” issued a charter dated to [1305] relating to the purchase of “la chestellenie de Lylle souz Monreaul[788]Dame de Grignon in Feb 1302.  She was called "la Comtesse de la Marche". 

c)         GUY de la Marche (-[24 Sep/28 Nov] 1308, bur Poitiers, église des Jacobins).  Seigneur de Couhé et de Peyrat.  A charter dated Apr 1298 records an exchange of property between "Guido de Marchia miles dominus de Cohet, Pictavensis dyocesis" and "Gaucherius dominus Castellionis in comitatu de Campania miles"[789].  The testament of "Guido de Lezigniaco dominus de Cohiec et de Payraco et de Frontanayo, filius quondam domini Hugonis Bruni comitis Marchie et Engolisme defuncti", proved 4 Jun 1309, names "sororem meam dominam Ysabellim de Leziniaco, dominam de Belverio super mare et de Quenonquiers…" as executors[790]

d)         ISABELLE de la Marche (-after 4 Jun 1309).  Nun at Fontevrault.  1269/1303.  She and her sister Jeanne, as joint heiresses of the counties of la Marche and Angoulême, agreed in May 1309 their transfer to Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France, when their territories were united into the royal domain.  The testament of "Guido de Lezigniaco dominus de Cohiec et de Payraco et de Frontanayo, filius quondam domini Hugonis Bruni comitis Marchie et Engolisme defuncti", proved 4 Jun 1309, names "sororem meam dominam Ysabellim de Leziniaco, dominam de Belverio super mare et de Quenonquiers…" as executor[791]m (Cognac before 1288) JOHN de Vescy, son of ---. 

e)         JEANNE de la Marche (-shortly before 18 Apr 1323, bur Abbaye de Valence).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that "Petro de Genyvile" married "Johannam filiam --- comitis Marchiæ"[792].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   She and her sister Isabelle, as joint heiresses of the counties of la Marche and Angoulême, agreed in May 1309 their transfer to Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France, when their territories were united into the royal domain.  Philippe IV King of France granted "castra…de Choec et de Payrac" to "Johanne de Marchia, sorori germane Guidonis quondam comitis Marchie et Engolisme", by charter dated Aug 1310, which names "Guidonis de Marchia, patrui ipsius Johanne"[793].  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that "Petro de Genyvile" married "Johannam filiam --- comitis Marchiæ"[794]m firstly BERNARD AIZ [IV] Sire d'Albret, son of AMANIEU [VI] Sire d'Albret & his second wife Mathe de Bordeaux (-24 Dec 1280).  m secondly PIERRE de Joinville [Genville], of Ludlow Shropshire and Walterstone co Hereford, son of GEOFFROY de Joinville Seigneur de Vaucouleurs & his wife Matilda de Lacy (-before 8 Jun 1292). 

f)          MARIE de la Marche .  1269/1312.  m (1288) ETIENNE [II] Comte de Sancerre, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Sancerre [Blois-Champagne] & his wife Marie de Vierzon (-[1303/06]). 

2.         GUY de Lusignan (-[18 Aug 1288/26 Jun 1289], bur [Compigny or Valence]).  The testament of "Guy de Lezignen, sires de Compnac", dated 18 Oct 1281, names "mon sire Hugues lou Brun mon…neveo, comte de la Marche et de Engoleme, seygnor de Faugeres…mon…nevou mon seignior Giu de la Marche, Seygnor de Coyec"[795].  Seigneur de Cognac, d'Archiac et de Couhé.  Seigneur de la Fère-en-Tardenois 1280.  The testament of "Guido de Leziniaco dominus Compiniaci, Merpisii et Archiaci", dated 18 Aug 1288, chooses burial "in ecclesia Fratrum minorum Compiniaci" or "in abbacia Valencie" and names "nepotem meum dominum Hugonem Bruni comitem Marchie et Engolisme"[796]

3.         GEOFFROY de Lusignan .  1264. 

4.         ALIX (-May 1290).  Matthew Paris records the betrothal of “Ricardus comes Gloverniæ…filium tuum legitimum primogenitum“ and “filiæ Guidonis comitis Engolismi, fratris mei uterini” (referring to King Henry III), with a dowry of 5,000 marks, dated to 1253 from the context[797].  A later passage in the same chronicle records that “comes Gloverniæ Ricardus et Willelmus de Valentia frater regis“ crossed (“transfretaverunt”) for the marriage between “filium eius Gilbertum primogenitum” and “filiam comitis Engolismi fratris Regis prælocutum[798].  These passages leave doubt about the identity of the bride’s father.  The king’s uterine brother Hugues was the comte d’Angoulême, not his brother Guy.  The question is therefore whether the error in Matthew Paris relates to the name or the title of the bride’s father.  It is suggested that it is more likely that the chronicler’s recording of the title would be correct, as the individual would presumably have been referred to by his contemporaries by his title rather than his name.  This suggestion appears to be supported by the reference to “crossing” for the marriage, which presumably indicates crossing the English Channel to France.  Yet another passage in Matthew Paris records that "Guido frater domini regis uterinus" arrived back in England from Palestine in 1251[799] (see above).  Although this is not conclusive to indicate that Guy was still in England in 1253, it does suggest that England rather than France was his base and that, if his daughter had been the bride, no “crossing” would have been necessary.  On the other hand, no record has so far been found to indicate that the base of Hugues Comte d’Angoulême was anywhere other than France.  In addition, considering the prominent position of the de Clare family in England at the time, it appears more likely that a marriage would have been arranged between Gilbert de Clare and the daughter of the ruling count rather than the daughter of the count’s more obscure younger brother.  The difficulty appears to be clarified by the dispensation for the second marriage of “Gileberto comiti Gloverniæ et Hertfordiæ” and “Johanna nata...Edvardi regis Angliæ”, dated 16 Nov 1289, which records the 2o and 3o affinity between the parties illustrated by the 2o and 3o consanguinity between “Aliciam natam quondam...Hugonis comitis Marchiæ” [the bridegroom’s first wife] and “prædictam Johannam[800].  It is assumed to be correct that Hugues Comte d’Angoulême, rather than Hugues’s younger brother Guy, was the father of Alix.  Her name is confirmed by the Continuator of Florence of Worcester who records the divorce "XV Kal Aug apud Norwyciam" between "G. comitem Gloverniæ" and "Aliciam comitissam"[801].  A different perspective on the parentage of Alix is provided by the Annals of Tewkesbury which record the proposed marriage in 1252 of “comite de Gloucestris…filii sui G.” and “filiæ sororis domini regis”, although a later passage in the same source appears to confirm the above interpretation of Alix’s parentage when it records that “Gilebertus de Clare filius et hæres…Ricardi de Clare comitis Gloucestriæ” was betrothed “in partibus transmarinis” in 1253 to “filiam comitis Marchiæ…sororem…electi Wyntoniæ et neptem domini regis” (although it was Alix’s father who was brother of Athelmar “electi Wyntoniæ”)[802].  A charter dated 1285 records the divorce between “Gilbertum de Clare comitem Gloverniæ et Hertf.” and “dominam Aliciam de Marchia” and the grant of “manerium de Taxstede...” to the latter[803].  Her second marriage is indicated by inquisitions after a writ dated 14 Dec "24 Edw I", following the death of "Gilbert de Clare earl of Gloucester and Hertford", which record that the widow of the deceased had no seisin of “Thackstede...manor” in Essex “because it was held by Gilbert de Lyndeseye and Alice de la Marche his wife for the life of the latter, who was still living when Gilbert the earl gave his other lands to the king[804].  Alix is alleged to have become hypochondriac[805]m firstly (contract 2 Feb 1253, Spring 1253, separated Norwich 18 Jul 1271, annulled 16 May 1285) as his first wife, GILBERT de Clare, son of RICHARD de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford & his second wife Maud de Lacy (Christchurch, Hampshire 2 Sep 1243-Monmouth Castle 7 Dec 1295, bur 22 Dec 1295 Tewkesbury).  He succeeded his father in 1262 as Earl of Gloucester and Earl of Hertford, "the Red Earl".  m secondly GILBERT de Lindsay, son of ---.

5.         ISABELLE de Lusignan .  Dame de Belleville.  1248/1304.  m MAURICE de Belleville Seigneur de Commerquiers et de la Garnache, son of ---.  1252/71. 

6.         MARIE de Lusignan ([1242]-after 11 Jul 1266)The Annals of Burton record the marriage “apud Westmonasterium” in 1249 of “Robertus de Ferrariis puer ix annorum, filius Willelmi de Ferrariis comitis Derbeiæ” and “Mariam vii annorum puellulam, neptem Regis Henrici, filiam fratris sui comitis Engolismi et Marchiæ[806]m (contract 26 Jul 1249, Westminster 1249) as his first wife, ROBERT Ferrers Earl of Derby, son of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his second wife Margaret de Quincy ([1239]-1279 before 29 Apr, bur [Stafford, Priory of St Thomas]). 

7.         YOLANDE de Lusignan (-10 Nov 1305, bur Prieuré de Beaulieu).  m PIERRE [I] Sire de Préaux, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    NOBILITY of LA MARCHE

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES d'AUBUSSON

 

 

The town of Aubusson is situated in la Marche on the banks of the river Creuse, near Gueret.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT (-after [950]).  Vicomte [d'Aubusson].  "Rotbertus vicecomes" authorised the donation of property to Tulle by charter dated to [924][807].  The chronology suggests that it is unlikely that this was the same Vicomte Robert who buried his young son in [950] (see below). 

 

 

Four brothers, parents not known. 

1.         RANULFE [I] (-after 934)Vicomte d'Aubussonm GODELINDE [de Turenne], daughter of [GODEFROI [II] Comte [de Turenne] & his wife Godila ---].  "Rainaldus vicecomes et uxor mea Alsindis" donated property for the soul of "patris mei Rannulfi…matris meæ Godolendis et…fratris mei" by charter dated [943/48][808].  Ranulfe [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         [ROBERT (-after [950]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Turpionis episcopi, avunculi Rotberti vicecomitis Albucensis"[809].  The suggested reconstruction shown here is based on bishop Turpion being the brother of Ranulfe [I].  Vicomte d'Aubusson.  "Rotbertus vicecomes Albuciencis" donated property "duos mansos apud villam de Bat" to Tulle Saint-Martin on the burial of "filii sui parvuli" by charter dated to [950][810].]  m ---.  The name of Robert's wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

i)          son (-[950], bur Saint-Martin de Tulle).  "Rotbertus vicecomes Albuciencis" donated property "duos mansos apud villam de Bat" to Tulle Saint-Martin on the burial of "filii sui parvuli" by charter dated to [950][811]

ii)         OFFICINE .  Her marriage and family origin are indicated by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which names her son "Raimundus Cabannensis, abnepos Turpionis episcopi" when recording his marriage[812].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely and her name has not yet been identified.   m FOUCHER [I] Sire de Chabanais, son of ---. 

b)         RAINAUD [I] ).  "Rainaldus vicecomes et uxor mea Alsindis" donated property for the soul of "patris mei Rannulfi…matris meæ Godolendis et…fratris mei" by charter dated [943/48][813]Vicomte d’Aubusson.  "Rainaldus vicecomes Albuciencis" donated "mansos meos…in pago Lemovicino" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated Dec 936[814].  "Rainaldus vicecomes de Albucio" donated "ecclesiam meam Grandem Saniam" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated 945[815].  "Raynaldus vicecomes Albuciensis" donated property to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated to [1000][816], although if the dating of this document is correct it is chronologically improbable that it refers to Vicomte Renaud [I].  m ALSINDE, daughter of ---.  "Rainaldus vicecomes et uxor mea Alsindis" donated property for the soul of "patris mei Rannulfi…matris meæ Godolendis et…fratris mei" by charter dated [943/48][817].  Rainaud [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          RANULFE [II] "Cabridellus" (-killed in battle before 18 Nov 1031)Vicomte d'Aubusson.   

-         see below

ii)         BERNARD

iii)        OFFICINE

c)         BOSON (-after Nov 945).  "Boso abbas laicus monasterium Rosuliensis et Euanensis, frater Rainaldi Albuciensis" donated property to Tulle by charter dated Nov 945[818].  Lay abbot of Rouille and Evaux-en-Combrailles.  It is possible that he was the unnamed brother for whom "Rainaldus vicecomes et uxor mea Alsindis" donated property for the soul of "patris mei Rannulfi…matris meæ Godolendis et…fratris mei" by charter dated [943/48][819]

d)         [GODELINDEm ([975]) AMELIUS de Combrailles, son of ---.] 

2.         TURPION (-Aubusson 25 Jul 944)Bishop of Limoges 898.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Turpionis episcopi, avunculi Rotberti vicecomitis Albucensis"[820]

3.         AYMON (-[7 May 942]).  Abbot of Saint-Martial de Limoges 934. 

4.         MARTIN (-Abbaye de Saint-Cyprien 943).  Abbot of Saint-Cyprien de Poitiers 933.  Abbot of Saint-Augustin, Limoges 934.  Administrator of Saint-Jean d'Angély 941.  Administrator of Jumièges. 

 

 

RANULFE [II] "Cabridellus" d'Aubusson, son of RENAUD [I] Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife Alsinde --- (-killed in battle before 18 Nov 1031)Vicomte d'Aubusson.  He disputed the succession to the county of Turenne with his brother-in-law Archambaud Vicomte de Comborn[821]

m AINA de Turenne, daughter of BERNARD Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Deda ---.  Her parentage is confirmed by the cartulary of Tulle St Martin which includes an dated charter which records that "Archambaldus de Combor Camba-Putrida…et Ramnulphus Cabridellus" had married "filias huius vicecomitis" which refers to "Bernardum vicecomitem Torenæ" (named in an earlier passage[822]

Ranulfe [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         RAINAUD [II] (-after 1048).  Vicomte d'Aubusson.  "Rainaldus vicecomes d’Albucio et Ramnulfus frater meus" donated half "bosco de Las Jarozas…prope Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated 21 Jun [1060][823].  "Ramnulphus de Albutio vicecomes" donated "unum mansum…a Lastrada" to Uzerche, for the burial and the soul of "Rainaldi de Albutio vicecomitis fratris sui", by undated charter, witnessed by "uxoris eius Ainardis"[824].  [m ALSENDIS, daughter of ---.] 

2.         RANULFE [III] (-[1060]).  "Rainaldus vicecomes d’Albucio et Ramnulfus frater meus" donated half "bosco de Las Jarozas…prope Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated 21 Jun [1060][825]Vicomte d'Aubusson.  "Ramnulphus de Albutio vicecomes" donated "unum mansum…a Lastrada" to Uzerche, for the burial and the soul of "Rainaldi de Albutio vicecomitis fratris sui", by undated charter, witnessed by "uxoris eius Ainardis"[826]m AINARDIS, daughter of ---.  "Ramnulphus de Albutio vicecomes" donated "unum mansum…a Lastrada" to Uzerche, for the burial and the soul of "Rainaldi de Albutio vicecomitis fratris sui", by undated charter, witnessed by "uxoris eius Ainardis"[827].  Ranulfe [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         RAINAUD [III] .  Vicomte d'Aubussonm ADELAIDE de Huriec, daughter of HUMBAUD de Huriec {Berry} & his wife Dece de Bourbon.  An undated charter, dated to the reign of Philippe I King of France, records that “Adelaidis vicecomitissa filia Hunbaldi de Uriaco et uxor Rainaldi vicecomitis de Albuthono” donated “unam fœminam...Mariam filiam Giraldi Fabri et Aldeardis” to Chapelle-Aude, with the advice of “Hunbaldi patris sui” and the consent of “duorum filiorum suorum Rannulfi et Willelmi”, and that after the donor died the prior and “Willelmus vicecomes” agreed to share the children of the serfs[828].  [1096/97].  Rainaud [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RANULFE [IV] (-before 1100).  An undated charter, dated to the reign of Philippe I King of France, records that “Adelaidis vicecomitissa filia Hunbaldi de Uriaco et uxor Rainaldi vicecomitis de Albuthono” donated “unam fœminam...Mariam filiam Giraldi Fabri et Aldeardis” to Chapelle-Aude, with the advice of “Hunbaldi patris sui” and the consent of “duorum filiorum suorum Rannulfi et Willelmi”, and that after the donor died the prior and “Willelmus vicecomes” agreed to share the children of the serfs[829].  "Rannulfus vicecomes filius Rainaldi vicecomes de Albucio" confirmed his father’s donations to Tulle Saint-Martin of "ecclesia d’Altoire" by charter dated 1085[830]Vicomte d'Aubusson.  A charter dated 1088 records a donation by "Ramnulfus vicecomes Albuciensis, filius Raynaldi" of "res in villa de Altoire"[831]m ALICE de Magnac, daughter of ---.  "Alaiz de Maignac uxor Ramnulphi vicecomitis de Albucio" donated "duos mansos in villa de Castanet" to Tulle Saint-Martin, for the soul of "senioris sui Ramnulfi", by charter dated 1100[832]

ii)         GUILLAUME [I] (-1123 or after).  An undated charter, dated to the reign of Philippe I King of France, records that “Adelaidis vicecomitissa filia Hunbaldi de Uriaco et uxor Rainaldi vicecomitis de Albuthono” donated “unam fœminam...Mariam filiam Giraldi Fabri et Aldeardis” to Chapelle-Aude, with the advice of “Hunbaldi patris sui” and the consent of “duorum filiorum suorum Rannulfi et Willelmi”, and that after the donor died the prior and “Willelmus vicecomes” agreed to share the children of the serfs[833]Vicomte d'Aubussonm AGNES, daughter of ---.  She became a nun at Fontevraud after her husband died.  Prioress at Tusson.  Guillaume [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RAINAUD [IV] (-[1150])Vicomte d'Aubusson

-         see below.   

b)         AGNES .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Agne filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis de Albusson" as wife of "Gulpherius, frater Guidonis et Geraldi"[834].  Dame de ½ Gimel.  "Golferius de Turribus" donated property to Notre-Dame de Dalon by charter dated to [1120/37], confirmed by "Agnes supradicti Golferii uxor et…Guido et…Oliverius filii eorum" in a subsequent charter similarly dated[835]m GOUFFIER [I] de Lastours, son of GUY [II] de Lastours & his wife Agnes --- (-[1120/37] or after).  1098. 

c)         [daughter .  Mother superior at Blessac.] 

3.         FARELDIS (-after [1060]).  "Fareldis uxor Ademari de Roca…filia Ranulfi Cabridelli vicecomitis Albuciensis" donated property "mansum a Senrue et alium dimidium de Lavaur" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated to [1060], witnessed by "Fulconis de Cannaco, Raymundi Botarii de Roca…"[836].  "Fareldis uxor Ademari de Roca (filii Witardi)…filia Ramnulfi vicecomitis Albuciensis…Cabridelli" donated property to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated to [1060][837]m ADEMAR de la Roche [Saint-Maure], son of GUITARD & his wife --- (-after [1060]).   

 

 

RAINAUD [IV] d'Aubusson, son of GUILLAUME [I] Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife Agnes --- (-[1150])Vicomte d'Aubusson

m HELIE, daughter of --- (-bur Tulle).  The necrology of Tulle Saint-Martin records the death in Jan of "Heliz comitissa d’Albusso" and her burial at the church[838]

Rainaud [IV] & his wife had six children: 

1.         RAINAUD [V] "le Lepreux" (-after 1185)Vicomte d'Aubusson.  He was in jail in Italy in 1170.  m as her first husband, MATEBRUNE de Ventadour, daughter of EBLES [III] Vicomte de Ventadour & his first wife Marguerite de Turenne ([1149/50]-).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Matebrunam" as the daughter of "Ademaro vicecomite Lemovicensi, sponsam illius Margaretam, sororem Bosonis de Torenna" and her second husband "Ebolus Ventadorensis, filius Eboli Cantatoria", recording that she married firstly "Rainaldum Leprosum Vicecomitem de Albusson" and secondly "Eschivard frater Jordani de Chabannès et Bosonis Abbatis Stirpensis"[839].  She maybe married secondly Eschivat [I] de Chabannais.  Rainaud [V] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUY [I] (-1190 or after).  "Guido vicecomes de Albuconio" confirmed donations by "nobilis vir R. de Albuconio vicecomes [pater] noster iam defunctus" to the priory of Notre-Dame de Clairavaux, by charter dated 1250[840]Vicomte d'Aubussonm ASSALIDE de Comborn, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [V] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Jourdaine de Périgord.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records that "Archambaldus Combornensis" and his wife Jordana had six daughters, of whom "Assalida…Clara…Fina…Garcilla…Petronilla", specifying that Assalide married "Guidonem Vicecomitem de Albusso"[841]

-        VICOMTES d'AUBUSSON[842]

b)         RANULFE .  Provost at Evaux-en-Combrailles 1187/[1192]. 

c)         GUILLAUME (-7 Dec ----).  [Abbot at Clermont.] 

d)         AGNES (-after 1179).  m BERNARD [I] Sire de la Roche-Aymon, son of ---. 

2.         GUILLAUME

3.         GUY

4.         RANULFE .  Provost at Evaux-en-Combrailles [1140/58]. 

5.         AELISm PIERRE Ebrard, son of ---. 

6.         ROHILDEm GUILLAUME de Saint-Marc, son of ---. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de RANCON, SEIGNEURS de TAILLEBOURG

 

 

Rancon was located in the arrondissment of Bellac, in the northern part of the present-day French département of Haute-Vienne, and in the north-western part of the medieval county of la Marche.  The heads of the family were later recorded as seigneurs de Taillebourg.  The early history of that seigneurie has not been clarified.  It is referred to in a charter dated 1067, under which "Ostencius oppidi Talleburgensis dominus" donated "molendina...et prata et silva" in the territory of Notre-Dame de Saintes, which was “sub potestate duorum militum erat, Guidonis...Lemovicensis nepotis vicecomitis Oenacensis et Helie filii Achardi de Borno”, to the monastery[843].  A charter dated to [1067/74] records that, after the death of "supradictus Ostencius", "Helias filius Achardi de Borno" challenged the donation but eventually redonated the property[844], and another charter dated 1107 records that "Mainardus Ostencii et Achardus de Borno et uxor mea Claricia" donated "de silva Autaonis" to Notre-Dame de Saintes[845].  It is assumed that the heiress of Taillebourg married a member of the Rancon family but the precise circumstances have not yet been ascertained. 

 

 

1.         AIMERY [I] de Rancon (-after 1047).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Aymericus princeps Ranconiensis" constructed "castrum Fractum-Botum in Xantonico" during the absence in Rome of “seniorem suum Guillermum comitem Engolismæ”, the latter (with “filio suo Joffredo”, which probably dates the passage to [1015/25] by which time Guillaume’s sons would have been mature) besieging and destroying the castle after his return[846].  "Goffridi comitis, Willelmi ducis Aquitanorum, Aimerici de Rancon..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[847].  His prominent position in the list of subscribers suggests that the subscriber was the more senior Aimery [I] de Rancon not his successor Aimery [II]. 

 

 

1.         AIMERY [II] de Rancon .  A charter dated to [1079/99] records that "Aimericus de Rancone" donated "capitenium meum" to Notre-Dame de Saintes[848]m BOURGOGNE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1105 under which her son "Aimericus de Ranconia vocatus filius Aimeri qui fuit male peremptus et filius Burgoniæ" donated "mariscum et verniatam quæ sunt sub molendino de Ternant" to the abbey of Ternant Ste-Marie[849].  "Gaufridus de Ranconio" donated "meum capiteneum" to Notre-Dame de Saintes, confirmed by “matre mea Burgunnia et uxore mea Fous si fia”, by undated charter dated to [1119/34][850].  Aimery [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         AIMERY [III] de Rancon (-after 1105).  "Aimericus de Ranconia vocatus filius Aimeri qui fuit male peremptus et filius Burgoniæ" donated "mariscum et verniatam quæ sunt sub molendino de Ternant" to the abbey of Ternant Ste-Marie by charter dated 1105, witnessed by "Willelmi ducis, Aldiardis comitissa"[851].  "Aimericus de Rancon" donated rights "in terris de Macignec", later confirmed by "Goffridus de Ranco…rogante uxore sua Fossifia" and witnessed by "Roberto Burgun fratre suo…", by undated charter[852].  "Aimericus de Rancone" renounced rights "in silva de Pineec" in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140], subscribed by "…S. uxoris sue…"[853]m S---, daughter of ---.  "Aimericus de Rancone" renounced rights "in silva de Pineec" in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140], subscribed by "…S. uxoris sue…"[854]

b)         GEOFFROY [II] de Rancon (-1139).  "Gaufridus de Ranconio" donated "meum capiteneum" to Notre-Dame de Saintes, confirmed by “matre mea Burgunnia et uxore mea Fous si fia”, by undated charter dated to [1119/34][855].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Iterio de Villaboe, Bardone de Coniaco, Gaufredo de Rancono, Hugone Bruno de Leziniaco" defended the castle of Montignac-Charente, besieged by Vulgrin II Comte d’Angoulême (dated to [1120/35])[856].  "Aimericus de Rancon" donated rights "in terris de Macignec", later confirmed by "Goffridus de Ranco…rogante uxore sua Fossifia" and witnessed by "Roberto Burgun fratre suo…", by undated charter[857].  "Goffridus de Rancon" donated property "in terra juxta domum de Macignec" to Absie, for the souls of "mea et..generis mei", at the request of "conjuge mea Fossifia" and with the consent of "fratre meo Roberto", by undated charter[858].  Seigneur de Taillebourg.  m FOSSIFIA, daughter of ---.  "Aimericus de Rancon" donated rights "in terris de Macignec", later confirmed by "Goffridus de Ranco…rogante uxore sua Fossifia" and witnessed by "Roberto Burgun fratre suo…", by undated charter[859].  "Gaufridus de Ranconio" donated "meum capiteneum" to Notre-Dame de Saintes, confirmed by “matre mea Burgunnia et uxore mea Fous si fia”, by undated charter dated to [1119/34][860].  "Goffridus de Rancon" donated property "in terra juxta domum de Macignec" to Absie, for the souls of "mea et..generis mei", at the request of "conjuge mea Fossifia" and with the consent of "fratre meo Roberto", by undated charter[861].  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon (-[1153]).  "Burgunna uxor Ugoni de Lezinan" donated land "juxta Barra Marian" to Absie, with the consent of "Ugone marito suo et Gaufrido de Rancone patre suo", by undated charter[862].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Gaufridus de Ranconio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[863].  William of Tyre names "nobilis quidam de Aquitania vir...Gaufridus de Rancun" as leader of the king’s rear-guard at Laodicea, in early 1148 (N.S.)[864]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GEOFFROY [IV] de Rancon (-[Dec 1194])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   “Gaufridus de Ranconio" noted the conditions of his service to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Mar 1193 (maybe O.S.)[865]

-         see below

(b)       BOURGOGNE de Rancon (-after 11 Apr 1169).  "Burgunna uxor Ugoni de Lezinan" donated land "juxta Barra Marian" to Absie, with the consent of "Ugone marito suo et Gaufrido de Rancone patre suo", by undated charter[866].  Painter states that her marriage portion was the castle of Vouvant[867].  "Ugo de Liziniaco" renounced rights over "terram…Ioarena" in favour of Nouaillé by undated charter, subscribed by "…Burgundie uxoris sue, Ugonis filii sui, Roberti filii sui, Gaufredi filii sui, Petri filii sui…"[868]m (before 1147) HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his first wife --- (-[in Palestine after 1164]). 

(c)       BERTHE de Rancon (-before 1177).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 29 Aug 1217 under which her son "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, for the souls of "domini Willelmi Maengoti patris mei et domine Berthe matris mæ et dominæ Bartholomeæ uxoris meæ et Hugonis de Surgeriis et Gaufridi de Surgeriis fratrum meorum"[869].  "Willelmus Maingot et Willelmus Maingot filius meus" donated property "in feodis Vulventi" to Absie, for the soul of "domnæ Bertæ uxoris meæ defunctæ", by charter dated 1177[870]m [as his first wife,] GUILLAUME Maingot, son of ---. 

c)         ROBERT de Rancon .  "Aimericus de Rancon" donated rights "in terris de Macignec", later confirmed by "Goffridus de Ranco…rogante uxore sua Fossifia" and witnessed by "Roberto Burgun fratre suo…", by undated charter[871].  "Goffridus de Rancon" donated property "in terra juxta domum de Macignec" to Absie, at the request of "conjuge mea Fossifia" and with the consent of "fratre meo Roberto", by undated charter[872]

 

 

GEOFFROY [IV] de Rancon, son of GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon & his wife --- (-[Dec 1194]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   “Gaufridus de Ranconio" noted the conditions of his service to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Mar 1193 (maybe O.S.)[873]

m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known. 

Geoffrey [IV] & his wife had three children: 

1.         GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon (-[Aug 1258]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffrey [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [VI] de Rancon (-Sep 1263)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Taillebourg.  Seneschal of Poitou.  m firstly JEANNE d’Aulnay, daughter of GUILLAUME [III] Vicomte d’Aulnay & his wife Mathilde --- (-1235, bur Tusson).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m secondly (after 1256) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Lusignan, widow of MAURICE [IV] Sire de Craon, daughter of HUGUES [XI] “le Brun” Comte de la Marche & his wife Isabelle Ctss d'Angoulême (-14 Jan 1300).  A charter dated Oct 1252 records a dispute between "bonæ memoriæ Mauricius de Credone…concensum…domine Ysabellis uxoris suæ"[874].  King Henry III paid "Isabelle de Croun sorori nostre" for "manerio de Burno quod fuit Petri de Croun" which the king granted to Pierre de Savoie, dated 1254[875].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Beauvoir-sur-Mer et de Marcillac.  "Ysabeau dame de Champtocé" granted revenue to "Girart Chaboz…et…Jehanne de Craon fille d’icelle dame" on their marriage by charter dated 21 Nov 1274[876]

b)         AMABLE de Rancon .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   "Hugo Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniensis…Willelmus Archiepiscopi" donated the town of Château-Bourdin to the priory of Notre-Dame de Parthenay, with the consent of "Dameta et Amicabili uxoribus nostris", by charter dated 1218[877]m GUILLAUME [V] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay, son of HUGUES [I] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Dameta --- (-1243). 

c)         AYMAR de Rancon (-1224).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   m ([1220/23]) as her fourth husband, PETRONILLE de Comminges Ctss de Bigorre, widow firstly of GASTON VI Comte de Béarn, divorced wife secondly of don NUÑO Sanchez de Aragón, widow thirdly of GUY de Montfort-l’Amaury, (-1251).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.   She married fifthly (1228) Boson de Mastas Seigneur de Cognac

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    NOBILITY of PERIGORD

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS de BERGERAC

 

 

1.         HELIE RUDEL [II] de Bergerac (-after 7 Sep 1251).  Seigneur de Bergerac.  “Helias Rudelli dominus de Bragaitiaco et Willelmus de Bovisvilla dominus de Limpaldo, Henricus de Gontaldo dominus de Bironcio” witnessed the charter dated 4 May 1201 which records an agreement between the abbots of Pontigny and Cadoin[878].  “Helia Rudelli seniore domino de Bergerac et de Gentiaco atque Geralda uxore eius” donated property “in terra Gaufreiæ” to Bonlieu monastery by charter dated 3 Jan 1213[879].  A charter dated Nov 1224 records and agreement between “Amalricus...dux Narbone, comes Tholose et dominus Montisfortis” and “Helya Rudelli domino Brageriaci” regarding homage to Louis VIII King of France, and “Helias Ridelli dominus Brejeriaci” swore homage to the king for “Brejeriacum...Genciacum...Castellionem cum terra de intra Dordoniam, Clarentium” by charter also dated Nov 1224[880].  “Helias Rudelli dominus Brangiaci atque Genciaci, Amanevus de Lebreto, Petrus de Gavareto vicecomes de Vezaumes, G. Rudelli dominus de Blavia, Henricus de Trepavilla senescallus Vasconiæ” granted safe passage to those attending the dedication of the abbey of la Sauve by charter dated 16 Aug 1231[881]Courcelles refers to as charter dated 7 Sep 1251 under which Hélie Rudel [II] requested “Simon de Montfort comte de Leycester, lieutenant du roi d’Angleterre en Gascogne” to invest “Hélie Rudel son fils aîné de toutes ses terres et de celles de Géraude sa femme” except “la portion assignée à Rudel son autre fils...les châteaux de Rausan et de Pujols”, without citing the corresponding primary source[882]m (before 3 Jan 1213) GERAUDE de Gensac, daughter of ADEMAR Seigneur de Gensac & his wife ---.  “Helia Rudelli seniore domino de Bergerac et de Gentiaco atque Geralda uxore eius” donated property “in terra Gaufreiæ” to Bonlieu monastery by charter dated 3 Jan 1213[883].  Hélie Rudel [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HELIE RUDEL [III] de Bergerac (-after Jun 1254).  Courcelles refers to as charter dated 7 Sep 1251 under which Hélie Rudel [II] requested “Simon de Montfort comte de Leycester, lieutenant du roi d’Angleterre en Gascogne” to invest “Hélie Rudel son fils aîné de toutes ses terres et de celles de Géraude sa femme” except “la portion assignée à Rudel son autre fils...les châteaux de Rausan et de Pujols”, without citing the corresponding primary source[884]Seigneur de Bergerac, de Genissac et de Blaye.  Courcelles refers to the testament of Hélie Rudel [III], dated 30 Apr 1254, which appointed “Marguerite sa fille son héritière universelle”, provided for “Roge sa femme”, and bequeathed “le château de Pujols à Rudel son frère”, without citing the corresponding primary source[885]m firstly ALIX de Turenne, daughter of RAYMOND [IV] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Alix d’Auvergne (-1251, bur Obasine).  "Haelis relicta Raimundi quondam vicecomitis Turennæ", under her testament dated 24 Feb 1250, refers to the dowry granted by "bonæ memoriæ Guidone quondam comite Claromontensi patre meo" and appointed "filiam meam Haelis uxorem Heliæ Rudelli junioris" as her heir[886]m secondly ROGE, daughter of ---.  Courcelles refers to the testament of Hélie Rudel [III], dated 30 Apr 1254, which appointed “Marguerite sa fille son héritière universelle”, provided for “Roge sa femme”, and bequeathed “le château de Pujols à Rudel son frère”, without citing the corresponding primary source[887].  Hélie Rudel & his wife had one child: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Bergerac dite de Turenne (-after 2 Jan 1290)Courcelles refers to the testament of Hélie Rudel [III], dated 30 Apr 1254, which appointed “Marguerite sa fille son héritière universelle”, provided for “Roge sa femme”, and bequeathed “le château de Pujols à Rudel son frère”, without citing the corresponding primary source[888]Dame de Bergerac, de Gensac et de Mouleydier.  m firstly (Papal dispensation 1 Jul 1251) RENAUD [III] Seigneur de Pons, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Pons & his wife A--- --- (-1272).  m secondly ALEXANDRE de la Pebrée, son of --- (-after 28 Mar 1301). 

b)         RUDEL (-after 30 Apr 1254).  Courcelles refers to as charter dated 7 Sep 1251 under which Hélie Rudel [II] requested “Simon de Montfort comte de Leycester, lieutenant du roi d’Angleterre en Gascogne” to invest “Hélie Rudel son fils aîné de toutes ses terres et de celles de Géraude sa femme” except “la portion assignée à Rudel son autre fils...les châteaux de Rausan et de Pujols”, without citing the corresponding primary source[889].  Courcelles refers to the testament of Hélie Rudel [III], dated 30 Apr 1254, which appointed “Marguerite sa fille son héritière universelle”, provided for “Roge sa femme”, and bequeathed “le château de Pujols à Rudel son frère”, without citing the corresponding primary source[890]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    NOBILITY of ANGOULÊME

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES d’ANGOULÊME

 

 

1.         ITHIER (-after Jun 923).  Vicomte [d’Angoulême].  "Arnaldi fratri Ademaro comite, Iterio vicecomite" subscribed a charter dated Jun 923 under which "Beletrudis" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême with the consent of "viro meo Ainardo"[891]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’ARCHIAC

 

 

1.         MAINARD "le Riche" .  He is named in the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" married [his daughter] "Petronilla filia Marnardi dicti Divitis, domini Archiaci et Botavillæ...sola eius heres"[892]Seigneur d'Archiacm UDULGARDIS, daughter of ---.  Mainard & his wife had one child: 

a)         PETRONILLE d’Archiac (-8 Apr ----, before 24 Sep 1029, bur Saint-Paul de Bouteville).  Dame d'Archiac et de Bouteville.  "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property "ecclesiam Sancti Pauli…in Sanctonensi territorio subter castrum…Botavilla" to Savigny on the advice of "Vuillelmi comitis Engolismensis et uxoris eius dominæ Girbergiæ patris…mei et matris et domini Elduini fratris mei" by charter dated before 1028[893].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" married "Petronilla filia Marnardi dicti Divitis, domini Archiaci et Botavillæ...sola eius heres" during the lifetime of his father[894].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "coniux Gaufridi Petronilla" founded the monastery of Saint-Paul de Bouteville and was buried there[895].  The necrology of Savigny records the death "VI Id Apr" of "Petronilla comitissa Engolismensis…qui fundavit…prioratum Botaville in proprio alodio"[896]m as his first wife, GEOFFROY d’Angoulême, son of GUILLAUME IV Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Gerberge d'Anjou (-Dec 1048).  He succeeded in 1029 as Comte d’Angoulême.

 

 

1.         FOUCAUD d’Archiac (-before 6 Sep 1075).  The relationship, if any, between Foucaud and Mainard, shown above, has not been ascertained.  A charter dated to [1032/1037] records that “Ademarus et frater eius Iterius qui filii fuimus Ramnulfi de Barret, post mortem patris nostri” donated “totum honorem suum...alodium...circa silvam...Chaus” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, and later confirmed the donation with the consent of “...Gaufrido comite Engolimensi atque Fulcaudo de Archiaco[897].  “Fulcaudus de Archiaco” donated “terciam partem de ecclesia sancte Marie de Bria et alia ecclesia...sancti Caprasii a Pauliniaco” to Baigne Saint-Etienne by undated charter, dated to before 1075[898].  A charter dated to [1098/1109] records that “Fulcaudus de Archiac” had donated “alodio...in Beania...in parrochia sancte Columbæ” to Baigne Saint-Etienne (a second version of the same document specifying that the donation was made in the presence of “Iterio de Coingnac atque Willelmo Achart meo nepote”) and that after his death “Ademarus de Archiaco nepos eius” had confirmed the donation and had also donated “pratum...juxta vadum de Chalau...[899]m ---.  The name of Foucaud’s wife is not known.  Foucaud & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [son .  Assuming that “nepos”, in the charter dated to [1098/1109] which is quoted below, is interpreted as grandson, Aymar’s father was the son of Foucaud.  It is also possible that “nepos” should be interpreted as nephew or another more distant relationship.  Maybe his name was Foucaud: an undated charter records that “Fulcaudus juvenis de Archiaco” donated “de alodio suo vineas...in parrochia sancti Micaelis Oxiliacensis[900].  This “Fulcaudus juvenis” has  not otherwise been accounted for in the Archiac family.  m ---.  Two children:] 

i)          [AYMAR d’Archiac (-after [1120]).  “Iterius Ricardi filius” donated “novenam partem in ecclesia sancte Marie...Bria” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “uxore mea Alaaiz et filiis meis Iterio, Arnaldo, et Fulcaudo atque Willelmo”, confirmed by “Ademaro de Archiaco et Helia fratre eius et Fulcaudo consanguineo eorum”, by charter dated 6 Sep 1075[901].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Ardoinum seu Audouinum de Berbezillo, Ademarum de Archiaco, Bardouinum de Coniaco" among the enemies of Guillaume [V] Comte d’Angoulême (so dated to late 11th/early 12th centuries)[902].  “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property to “ecclesiam Sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Willelmo monacho filio ipsius Ademari et annuente Elia fratre suo, nec non Ademaro filio ipsius Ademari, et uxore sua Alaria...”, by charter dated to [1098/1107][903].  A charter dated to [1098/1109] records that “Fulcaudus de Archiac” had donated “alodio...in Beania...in parrochia sancte Columbæ” to Baigne Saint-Etienne and that after his death “Ademarus de Archiaco nepos eius” had confirmed the donation and had also donated “pratum...juxta vadum de Chalau...[904].  “Guillelmus comes Engolismensis” donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Archiac, with the consent of “filiis suis Bulgrimno et Raimundo”, by charter dated to [1098/1109] which also records that “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property[905].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Vulgrin [II] Comte d’Angoulême, during the lifetime of his father so dated to before 1120, fought "Willermo...duce Aquitanorum et Bardone de Coniaco...et Audoino de Barbezillo" and captured “castellum Archiaci” from “Ademari de Archiaco”, with the support of Gérard Bishop of Angoulême[906].]  m firstly ALARIE, daughter of ---.  “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property to “ecclesiam Sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Willelmo monacho filio ipsius Ademari et annuente Elia fratre suo, nec non Ademaro filio ipsius Ademari, et uxore sua Alaria...”, by charter dated to [1098/1107][907]m secondly EVA, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records an agreement between “Ademarus de Archiaco” and “Bernardo monacho” concerning rights “in terram sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Guillelmus filius eius, et Ademarus, et Fulcaudus”, witnessed by “Iva uxor sua...[908].  Aymar & his first wife had two children: 

(1)       AYMAR d’Archiac .  “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property to “ecclesiam Sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Willelmo monacho filio ipsius Ademari et annuente Elia fratre suo, nec non Ademaro filio ipsius Ademari, et uxore sua Alaria...”, by charter dated to [1098/1107][909].  An undated charter records an agreement between “Ademarus de Archiaco” and “Bernardo monacho” concerning rights “in terram sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Guillelmus filius eius, et Ademarus, et Fulcaudus”, witnessed by “Iva uxor sua...[910]

(2)       GUILLAUME d’Archiac .  “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property to “ecclesiam Sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Willelmo monacho filio ipsius Ademari et annuente Elia fratre suo, nec non Ademaro filio ipsius Ademari, et uxore sua Alaria...”, by charter dated to [1098/1107][911].  An undated charter records an agreement between “Ademarus de Archiaco” and “Bernardo monacho” concerning rights “in terram sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Guillelmus filius eius, et Ademarus, et Fulcaudus”, witnessed by “Iva uxor sua...[912]

Aymar & his [first/second] wife had one child: 

(3)       FOUCAUD d’Archiac .  An undated charter records an agreement between “Ademarus de Archiaco” and “Bernardo monacho” concerning rights “in terram sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Guillelmus filius eius, et Ademarus, et Fulcaudus”, witnessed by “Iva uxor sua...[913].  

ii)         [HELIE d’Archiac .  “Iterius Ricardi filius” donated “novenam partem in ecclesia sancte Marie...Bria” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “uxore mea Alaaiz et filiis meis Iterio, Arnaldo, et Fulcaudo atque Willelmo”, confirmed by “Ademaro de Archiaco et Helia fratre eius et Fulcaudo consanguineo eorum”, by charter dated 6 Sep 1075[914].  A charter dated to [1083/98] records the presence of “...Helia de Archiac...” when “Wido” donated “hedificium...Apeirafont” to Baigne Saint-Etienne[915].  “Ademarus de Archiaco” donated property to “ecclesiam Sancti Martini de Artenac”, with the consent of “Willelmo monacho filio ipsius Ademari et annuente Elia fratre suo, nec non Ademaro filio ipsius Ademari, et uxore sua Alaria...”, by charter dated to [1098/1107][916].] 

 

 

1.         FOUCAUD d’Archiac .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Guillaume [VI] Comte d’Angoulême (therefore dated to the mid-12th century) fought "magnas guerras" with "...Focaudi Archiaci..."[917]

 

 

1.         AYMAR d’Archiac Seigneur d’Archiacm MARGUERITE de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY [VIII] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges.  Aymar & his wife had six children (Duchesne names “Aymar, Foucaud, Guillaume et Aymery” as the brothers of Simon d’Archiac Archbishop of Vienne, and their parentage, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[918].): 

a)         AYMAR d’Archiac

b)         FOUCAUD d’Archiac m MABILE de Vivonne, daughter of GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus" & his wife Matilda de Ferrers ([1254/55]-).  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[919].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, to Imbert the marriage of "one of the remaining two as he shall choose", and to "Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro…the marriage of the remaining one"[920].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[921].  Her marriage is confimed by a petition to the king dated to [1281] by "Peter de St Hillare" relating to land at Corston, Somerset which names "Aunsel de Gunney, Sibyl wife of Aunsel de Gunney, Reginald father of Aunsel de Gunney, Joan wife of Reginald de Gunney, Guy de Rochicheward, Sibyl wife of Guy de Rochicheward, John de Beauchamp, Cecily wife of John de Beauchamp, Fulk de Archiake, Mabel wife of Fulk de Archiake, William de Forz"[922].  Foucaud & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [AYMAR d’Archiac .  A licence dated 3 Dec 1308 permitted "Aymer de Archiaco" to grant parts of the manors of Wolveton, Dorset, Midsummer Norton, Somerset, and Luton, Bedfordshire to "Joan de Vivonia and Reginald her son for their lives, with remainder to the latter’s son John"[923].] 

c)         SIMON d’Archiac (-9 May [1324/26], bur Saintes).  Canon at Saintes.  Archbishop of Vienne 1319.  Cardinal 1320.  Duchesne records that Cardinal d’Archiac made his testament at Avignon 5 May 1323 but comments that “[il] n’est pas venu jusqu’à nous[924].  Duchesne cites the necrology of Sainte-Chapelle which records the death “Non Mai” of “domini cardinalis d’Archiac[925]

d)         GUILLAUME d’Archiac .  Monk. 

e)         AIMERY d’Archiac

f)          ANNE d’Archiac (-before 1316)m as his first wife, SIMON [IV] Seigneur de Lezay, son of [SIMON [III] Seigneur de Lezay & his wife --- de Vivonne] (-1331 or after). 

 

 

1.         AYMAR d’Archiac (-after 23 Aug 1302)The codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[926]m --- de Barbezieux, daughter of --- de Barbezieux & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, which appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo”, assuming that “fratri meo” in this document should be interpreted as brother-in-law[927]Aymar & his wife had one child: 

a)         FOUCAUD d’ArchiacThe codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[928].  “Dominus Fulcaudus de Archiaco miles gerens ballium nobilis viri Viviani domini de Berbezillo” set conditions of leasing certain properties by charter dated 14 Jan 1316[929]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BARBEZIEUX

 

 

1.         AUDOUIN [I] de Barbezieux .  He is named in the charter of his daughter, dated to [1066/83]: “Alsendis filia Hilduini de Berbezillo sororque Alduini filii eius” donated “medietatem...terre mee...in villa...Mons Conchiiat” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “filiorum meorum atque Iterii nepotis mei”, by charter dated to [1066/83][930].  No source has been identified in which he is named in his own capacity.  m ---.  The name of Audouin’s wife is not known.  Audouin [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AUDOUIN [II] de Barbezieux (-before 1060).  “Alduinus Berbezelli castri...possessor ac dominus...cum uxore sua Girberga” founded Notre-Dame de Barbezieux and donated it to Cluny by undated charter[931].  “Alduinus et filius eius Iterius” donated property to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux by undated charter[932].  An undated charter records that “Audoinus de Berbezillo et Girberga uxor eius” donated “borderiam de Vieles Chieses” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux[933]m GERBERGE d’Angoulême, daughter of GEOFFROY Comte d’Angoulême & his first wife Pétronille d’Archiac (-[1060/12 Feb 1068]).  “Alduinus Berbezelli castri...possessor ac dominus...cum uxore sua Girberga” founded Notre-Dame de Barbezieux and donated it to Cluny by undated charter[934].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated 12 Feb 1068 under which [her son] “Iterius de Berbezillo Alduini filius et Guitberge...nepos Fulconis comitis qui eo tempore consul Engolismensis preerat et Arnaldus de Montauserio” donated “terram...ad Gardam Rotardi” to Baigne Saint-Etienne[935].  An undated charter records that “Audoinus de Berbezillo et Girberga uxor eius” donated “borderiam de Vieles Chieses” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux[936].  An undated charter records that “Girberga mater Iterii” donated “alodium suum, masum de Dairac” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux[937].  An undated charter records that “Ulricus monachus” and “domina Girberga” reached agreement over ovens at Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, with the consent of “filii sui domini Iterii Berbezilensis[938].  Audouin [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ITHIER [I] de Barbezieux (-after [1077/83]).  “Alduinus et filius eius Iterius” donated property to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux by undated charter[939].  A charter dated 1060 records that "Heiterius...eius filius" confirmed the foundation of Notre-Dame de Barbezieux by "patris" and restored it to Cluny[940].  An undated charter records that “Ulricus monachus” and “domina Girberga” reached agreement over ovens at Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, with the consent of “filii sui domini Iterii Berbezilensis[941].  “Iterius de Berbezillo Alduini filius et Guitberge...nepos Fulconis comitis qui eo tempore consul Engolismensis preerat et Arnaldus de Montauserio” donated “terram...ad Gardam Rotardi” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, for the souls of “patris sui atque genetricis sue”, by charter dated 12 Feb 1068[942].  "Miles Iterius Virvicensis" confirmed the foundation of Notre-Dame de Barbezieux by "cujus...pater Aldoinus" who had donated it to Cluny without authorisation and now donated it to Bordeaux Saint-Seurin, by charter dated to [1070][943].  “Iterius Berbezilli” donated “alodium...Apodiodao” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “Guitbergua matre sua et Rotberto Fulcaudi”, by undated charter which also records the confirmation by “Alduinus filius eius” after his death[944].  “Iterius de Berbezillo Alduini filius et Guitberge” donated “terram...ad Gardam Rotardi” to Baigne Saint-Etienne by charter dated 12 Feb 1068[945].  “Iterius dominus Berbezilli...” witnessed the charter dated to [1075/78] under which Boso Bishop of Saintes donated “ecclesiam sancti Mariani de Condeom” to Baigne Saint-Etienne[946].  “Iterius dominus Berbezilli” donated rights over “terre Cabecie” to Baigne Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1077/83][947]m AMELIE, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Iterius” donated farm animals to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for “Amelia uxore sua defuncta” and after the death of “matris sui” donated “ecclesiam de Calinac[948].  Ithier [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       AUDOUIN [III] de Barbezieux (-after [1120])Iterius Berbezilli” donated “alodium...Apodiodao” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “Guitbergua matre sua et Rotberto Fulcaudi”, by undated charter which also records the confirmation by “Alduinus filius eius” after his death[949]

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b)         ALSENDE de Barbezieux (-after [1066/83]).  “Alsendis filia Hilduini de Berbezillo sororque Alduini filii eius” donated “medietatem...terre mee...in villa...Mons Conchiiat” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “filiorum meorum atque Iterii nepotis mei”, by charter dated to [1066/83][950].  The name of her husband is not known.  m ---. 

 

 

AUDOUIN [III] de Barbezieux, son of ITHIER [I] Seigneur de Barbezieux & his wife Amélie --- (-after [1120])Iterius Berbezilli” donated “alodium...Apodiodao” to Baigne Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “Guitbergua matre sua et Rotberto Fulcaudi”, by undated charter which also records the confirmation by “Alduinus filius eius” after his death[951].  An undated charter records that “Aldoinus filius Iterii et Rigaldus Bernardi, filii cupiditatis et rapacitatis” unjustly took property which had been donated to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux but redonated it[952].  “Ilduinus filius Iterii de Berbezil” granted free passage to Baigne Saint-Etienne within his lands by charter dated to [1083/98][953].  An undated charter records that “Alduinus predicti Iterii filius” (the latter referring from the context to Ithier, son of Gerberge) wrongly appropriated ovens from Notre-Dame de Barbezieux but that when he died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Iterio ac Viviano”, and also that “Willelmi Constantini et Willelmi Beraldi atque Fulcherii Giraldi” made similar donations after wrongly retaining property[954].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Ardoinum seu Audouinum de Berbezillo, Ademarum de Archiaco, Bardouinum de Coniaco" among the enemies of Guillaume [V] Comte d’Angoulême (so dated to late 11th/early 12th centuries)[955].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Vulgrin [II] Comte d’Angoulême, during the lifetime of his father so dated to before 1120, fought "Willermo...duce Aquitanorum et Bardone de Coniaco...et Audoino de Barbezillo" and captured “castellum Archiaci” from “Ademari de Archiaco”, with the support of Gérard Bishop of Angoulême[956].  An undated charter records that “Aldoinus Berbezilli filius Iterii” donated “decimam...ad Ulmum Giraudi” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux on his deathbed[957]

m ---.  The name of Audouin’s wife is not known.  Her parentage is not known.  A possible clue is provided by an undated charter which records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, for the soul of “avuonculi sui Helie Achardi[958].  However, it is not known whether this charter relates to Ithier [II] or Ithier [III]. 

Audouin [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         ITHIER [II] de Barbezieux .  An undated charter records that “Alduinus predicti Iterii filius” (the latter referring from the context to Ithier, son of Gerberge) wrongly appropriated ovens from Notre-Dame de Barbezieux but that when he died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Iterio ac Viviano[959].  An undated charter records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated annual revenue from “domo Chaiferii et...in domo Willelmi Petri carpentarii” on entering Cluny, that “Audoinus...filio eius” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for “Hilaria matre sua”, and that “ipse Audoinus” also donated money for “fratre suo Viviano” and for “filio suo Iterio[960]m HILAIRE, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated annual revenue from “domo Chaiferii et...in domo Willelmi Petri carpentarii” on entering Cluny, that “Audoinus...filio eius” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for “Hilaria matre sua”, and that “ipse Audoinus” also donated money for “fratre suo Viviano” and for “filio suo Iterio[961].  Ithier [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AUDOUIN [IV] de Barbezieux (-before 1214).  An undated charter records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated annual revenue from “domo Chaiferii et...in domo Willelmi Petri carpentarii” on entering Cluny, that “Audoinus...filio eius” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for “Hilaria matre sua”, and that “ipse Audoinus” also donated money for “fratre suo Viviano” and for “filio suo Iterio[962].  A charter dated 1190 records that “Helias Rigaudi” wrongly took “partem decime...in area Audoini de Berbezillo” which “mater sua Jarsendis de Ventenaco...cum filio suo Ebbone” had donated to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux but redonated the property in the presence of “domino Audoino[963]m ALPAIS, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “dompnus Audoinus de Berbezillo filius Iterii” donated “decimam terre monachorum...ad fontem Chastellanum” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for the soul of “conjugis sue...Alpaiz[964].  Audouin [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          AUDOUIN [V] de Barbezieux (-Damietta [May 1218/Nov 1219]).  His parentage is confirmed by an order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, which records that the king granted “castellar de Archaco ubi p’us erit Burbecill et medietat castellar de Botevill ubi similiter pp’us erit Berbecill...” to “Audoen de Berbecill”, and refers to property which “Aud pr suus” held in the time of King Richard[965]

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ii)         ITHIER de Barbezieux (-after 18 Oct 1229).  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of property disputes (see above for full extracts)[966].  Seigneur de Montausier.  “Iterius de Berbezillo dominus de Monte Ausier” swore homage to “domino Hugoni de Leziniaco comiti Marchie et Engolismensi et domine Hysabelli uxori sue” for “castro et castellania de Mont Ausier” by charter dated 18 Oct 1229[967]m ([Mar 1214]) ---, daughter of --- & his wife Fina de Montausier.  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of property disputes (see above for full extracts)[968]

b)         VIVIEN de Barbezieux .  An undated charter records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated annual revenue from “domo Chaiferii et...in domo Willelmi Petri carpentarii” on entering Cluny, that “Audoinus...filio eius” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux for “Hilaria matre sua”, and that “ipse Audoinus” also donated money for “fratre suo Viviano” and for “filio suo Iterio[969]

2.         VIVIEN de Barbezieux .  An undated charter records that “Alduinus predicti Iterii filius” (the latter referring from the context to Ithier, son of Gerberge) wrongly appropriated ovens from Notre-Dame de Barbezieux but that when he died confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Iterio ac Viviano[970]

3.         [AGNES de Barbezieux (-after 1174).  The parentage of Agnes de Barbezieux is not known.  From a chronological point of view, it appears that she could have been the daughter of Audouin [III] Seigneur de Barbezieux.  Nun at Notre-Dame de Saintes.  An undated charter records that "Arnaudus Pharaonis de Pontolabio..." donated property to Notre-Dame de Saintes “in manu Agnetis de Berbezillo tunc cellararie[971].  Bernard Bishop of Saintes granted privileges to Notre-Dame de Saintes relating to property donated by "Fulchonem Cherellum...in terra...de Malaimo", after a hearing at Notre-Dame de Saintes presided over by “Marie de Monchauza tunc priorisse Sancti Juliani, astantibus sororibus suis...Agnete de Berbezillo”, by charter dated 1161[972].  Abbess of Notre-Dame de Saintes [1161/62].  According to Gallia Christiana, she is named in documents dated between 1137 and 1174[973].  This is incorrect.  The charter dated 1174 which is quoted below demonstrates that there were two abbesses named Agnes during this period: Agnes, daughter of Guillaume VIII Duke of Aquitaine and Agnes de Barbezieux who is named in sources from 1162.  “Agnes de Berbezillo abbatissa...” subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" donated "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia" to Notre-Dame de Saintes[974].  "Agnes de Berbezillo...Beate Marie Xanctonensis abbatissa" declared property "infra muros” as property of Notre-Dame de Saintes by undated charter [dated 1137 in the heading but this date does not appear in the text and must be incorrect][975].  A charter dated 1171 records an agreement between Jean Bishop of Poitiers and "Agnes venerabilis abbatissa...monasterii Xanctonensis"[976].  A charter dated 1174 records the settlement of a dispute relating to property, reciting that it had been unjustly retained by “Constantinus Grassus...per multa tempore”, that "Agnes abbatissa filia Guidonis comitis" had been granted possession by "domno Bernardo Xanctonensi episcopo, bone memorie viro” [Bernard Bishop of Saintes named between 1141 and 1166[977]], that “Constantinus Grassus” had continued to retain the property and was excommunicated, that “Willelmus Helie filius suus...de Bernolio” retained the property after his father died, that “Agnes de Berbezillo ecclesie Beate Marie abbatissa” appealed to the Pope and that “Johannes Pictavensis episcopus” convoked the parties in the name of the Pope and reached judgment in favour of Notre-Dame de Saintes[978].] 

 

 

AUDOUIN [V] de Barbezieux, son of AUDOUIN [IV] Seigneur de Barbezieux & his wife Alpais --- (-Damietta [May 1218/Nov 1219])An undated charter records that “Audoinus de Berbezillo junior” donated harvest from “decima Sancti Severini” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, for the soul of “domni Audoini patris sui” and also donated revenue for the soul of “domine Agnetis uxoris sue[979].  An order of John King of England, dated 14 Mar 1214, records that the king granted “castellar de Archaco ubi p’us erit Burbecill et medietat castellar de Botevill ubi similiter pp’us erit Berbecill...” to “Audoen de Berbecill”, in exchange for “Merpis” except that part which “Aud pr suus” held in the time of King Richard which he had assigned to “decan Xancton et Regin de Ponte fris sui magri Willi de Larpsant et Reimundi Rigaut” and which the king now granted to his queen, records that “Aud et milit sui de Chaleis” had held part of “chastella de Chaleis” and that “Guiburga de Monte Ausel...et Oliverus de Chaleis maritus suus” also held land “in castellar de Berbezill et Chaleis”, that the king also granted “filiam et heredem domine Phine de Monte Ausel” to “Icherio de Berbezill fri ipsi Aud” as part of the settlement of disputes[980]

m AGNES, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Audoinus de Berbezillo junior” donated harvest from “decima Sancti Severini” to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, for the soul of “domni Audoini patris sui” and also donated revenue for the soul of “domine Agnetis uxoris sue[981].  Her parentage is not known.  A possible clue is provided by an undated charter which records that “Iterius de Berbezillo” donated money to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux, for the soul of “avuonculi sui Helie Achardi[982].  However, it is not known whether this charter relates to Ithier [II] or Ithier [III]. 

Audouin [V] & his wife had two children: 

1.         ITHIER [III] de Barbezieux (-[1250/60]).  “[I]terius de Berbezillo junior” swore homage to “domino comiti Marchie et Engolismensi” by charter dated 1226[983].  “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo” exchanged his rights “in castro Merpisii” with “Hugoni de Leziniaco comiti Marchiæ et Engolismensis et Ysabellæ...reginæ Agliæ dictorum locorum comitissæ” for “dominii castri de Merpisio et...castri de Botavilla...apud Royssac...Maravillam et...Gencac” by charter dated 1234[984].  “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo” exchanged his rights “in castro de Merpisio” with “Hugoni de Leziniaco comiti Marchiæ et Engolismensis et dominæ Ysabellæ reginæ Angliæ dictorum locorum comitissæ” for various rights “apud Roysac...Maravillam et...Gencac” by charter dated 21 Jul 1239[985].  “Petrus vicecomes de Castellione”, present at the death of “Iterii de Berbezillo” and for his soul, donated a serf to Notre-Dame de Barbezieux by undated charter[986]

2.         AUDOUIN de Barbezieux (-after Apr 1246).  “Helias Pictavini miles, de Villabohe” sold his property “in masso de Bau” to “Aldoino de Berbezilli militi fratri nobilis viri I[terii] domini Berbeziliensis” by charter dated Apr 1246[987]

 

 

1.         VIVIEN [I] de Barbezieux (-after 26 Aug 1282).  The parentage of Vivien has not been ascertained.  He could have been the son of Ithier [III], of his brother Audouin, or a descendant of Ithier de Barbezieux Seigneur de Montausier, or even the descendant of one of the younger brothers of the family who are named Vivien.  Vivianus dominus Berbezilli” swore homage to the abbot of Angoulême Saint-Cybard for property “in burco et parrochia de Monte Cauzio” by charter dated 30 Jul 1266[988].  “Petrus Bermundi dictus Castell[anus] de Compniaco et Petrus Audeberti burgensis eiusdem loci” sold harvest from “terre...de Royssac” to “Vivianus dominus de Berbezillo” by charter dated 8 Apr 1270[989].  “Guillaume dit Garlande, Hélie seigneur de Chalais neveu dudit Guillaume, Arnaud Bouchard chevalier seigneur de Tourriers, Pons seigneur de Castillon en Médoc valet...” petitioned “Vivien seigneur de Barbezieux” to reconcile himself with “ledit Guillaume Garlande” whom he suspected of killing “Pierre de Chillac son parent” by charter dated 26 Aug 1282[990]

 

 

Three brothers.  It is likely that they were sons of Vivien [I] Seigneur de Barbezieux but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified. 

1.         ITHIER [IV] de Barbezieux (-after 27 Aug 1302).  “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo miles” swore homage to the archbishop of Bordeaux for “castrum et villam meam de Barbezillo” and other properties including his property “ex successione materna in castro et castellania de Blavia” by charter dated 27 Aug 1302[991].  The codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, in the presence of and with the consent of “domini Aldoyni de Berbezillo militis fratris mei...uxoris mee”, appointed as his heir “Agnete filia mea...primogenitam” as his heir in default of male heirs, provided for dowry for “secundo genitam”, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[992]m --- (-after 27 Aug 1302).  Ithier [V] & his wife had three children: 

a)         AGNES de Barbezieux .  The codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, in the presence of and with the consent of “domini Aldoyni de Berbezillo militis fratris mei...uxoris mee”, appointed as his heir “Agnete filia mea...primogenitam” as his heir in default of male heirs, provided for dowry for “secundo genitam”, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[993]

b)         --- de Barbezieux .  The codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, in the presence of and with the consent of “domini Aldoyni de Berbezillo militis fratris mei...uxoris mee”, appointed as his heir “Agnete filia mea...primogenitam” as his heir in default of male heirs, provided for dowry for “secundo genitam”, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[994]

c)         VIVIEN [II] de Barbezieux (after 23 Aug 1302-after 1331)Dominus Fulcaudus de Archiaco miles gerens ballium nobilis viri Viviani domini de Berbezillo” set conditions of leasing certain properties by charter dated 14 Jan 1316[995]m as her second husband, ELEONORE de Sully, widow of GUILLAUME de Lignières Vicomte de Mareville, daughter of HENRI [IV] Sire de Sully & his wife Jeanne de Vendôme. 

2.         AUDOUIN de Barbezieux (-before 14 Jan 1316).  The codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, in the presence of and with the consent of “domini Aldoyni de Berbezillo militis fratris mei...uxoris mee”, appointed as his heir “Agnete filia mea...primogenitam” as his heir in default of male heirs, provided for dowry for “secundo genitam”, appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo[996]

3.         daughter Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the codicil of the testament of “Iterius dominus de Berbezillo”, dated 23 Aug 1302, which appointed as “ballium...domino Aldoyno fratri meo” and in default to “domino Ademaro de Archiaco fratri meo...domino Fulcaudo de Archiaco nepoti meo”, assuming that “fratri meo” in this document should be interpreted as brother-in-law[997]m AYMAR d’Archiac, son of ---. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de COGNAC

 

 

1.         ARNAUD de Vitabré (-1037)Bishop of Périgueux 1010.  "Episcopus Petragoricæ urbis…Arnaldus" founded "ecclesiam in foro castri…Cogniacum", with "nepotibus suis Iterio…et Arnaldo", by charter dated 1031[998]

2.         --- .  It is not known whether the mother or father of Itier and Arnaud was the sibling of Bishop Arnaud.  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         ITIER [I] .  "Episcopus Petragoricæ urbis…Arnaldus" founded "ecclesiam in foro castri…Cogniacum", with "nepotibus suis Iterio…et Arnaldo", by charter dated 1031[999]Seigneur de Cognac.  "Yterii domini de Cogniaco", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to "monachis sancti Leodegarii Cogniacensis", by undated charter[1000]

b)         ARNAUD (-after 1047).  "Episcopus Petragoricæ urbis…Arnaldus" founded "ecclesiam in foro castri…Cogniacum", with "nepotibus suis Iterio…et Arnaldo", by charter dated 1031[1001]Seigneur de Cognac.  The cartulary of Saint-Léger de Cognac records that, after the deaths of Bishop Arnaud and "Iterii nepotis eiusdem", "Arnaldus…cum Amelia conjuge sua" made a pilgrimage to Rome and on returning renewed donations to the abbey of Ebreuil[1002].  Arnaud subscribed the charter dated 1047 which records the foundation of the abbey of Sainte-Marie de Saintes[1003]m AMELIE, daughter of ---.  The cartulary of Saint-Léger de Cognac records that, after the deaths of Bishop Arnaud and "Iterii nepotis eiusdem", "Arnaldus…cum Amelia conjuge sua" made a pilgrimage to Rome and on returning renewed donations to the abbey of Ebreuil[1004].  Arnaud & his wife had four children: 

i)          HELIE [I] de Cognac (-[after 1064]).  Marvaud records that Hélie, son of Arnaud, donated revenue "à prendre sur le port Saunier" to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac in the presence of "son frère Geoffroi de Taunay et d’autres membres de sa famille", by undated charter, but does not cite the source[1005]Seigneur de Cognac

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ii)         ITIER [II] (-after [1098/1109]).  Marvaud records that Hélie was succeeded as seigneur de Cognac by "Itier II second fils d’Arnaud" who confirmed donations to the abbey of Ebreuil during his brother’s lifetime, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1006]Seigneur de Cognac.  A charter dated to [1098/1109] records that “Fulcaudus de Archiac” had donated “alodio...in Beania...in parrochia sancte Columbæ” to Baigne Saint-Etienne (a second version of the same document specifying that the donation was made in the presence of “Iterio de Coingnac atque Willelmo Achart meo nepote”) and that after his death “Ademarus de Archiaco nepos eius” had confirmed the donation and had also donated “pratum...juxta vadum de Chalau...[1007]

iii)        GEOFFROY de Taunay .  Marvaud records that Hélie, son of Arnaud, donated revenue "à prendre sur le port Saunier" to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac in the presence of "son frère Geoffroi de Taunay et d’autres membres de sa famille", by undated charter, but does not cite the source[1008]

iv)       ARSENDE (-after 1064).  "Arsendis filiæ Arnauldi" donated the church of Sainte-Madeleine de Crouin to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac by charter dated 1064[1009]

 

 

HELIE [I] de Cognac, son of ARNAUD Seigneur de Cognac & his wife Amélie --- (-[after 1064]).  Marvaud records that Hélie, son of Arnaud, donated revenue "à prendre sur le port Saunier" to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac in the presence of "son frère Geoffroi de Taunay et d’autres membres de sa famille", by undated charter, but does not cite the source[1010]Seigneur de Cognac.  Marvaud suggests that the death of Hélie Seigneur de Cognac "peut bien se placer entre 1064 et 1107" but does not cite the sources which provide the basis for his reasoning[1011]

m ---.  The name of Hélie’s wife is not known. 

Hélie [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HELIE [II] de Chambarot .  "Helias de Chambarot, Helyæ domini Cosniaci filius" donated revenue "in portu Salnerii" to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac by undated charter[1012]m ---.  The name of Hélie’s wife is not known.  Hélie [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BARDON de Cognac (-before 1136).  "Bardo, Cosniaci dominus, filius Helyæ Chambarot" donated property "in Burgo S. Leodegarii" to the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac by undated charter[1013]Seigneur de Cognac.  "Bardo, dominus de Cogniaco" donated property to the abbey of Fontdouce, undated, triggering a dispute with the priory of Saint-Léger de Cognac[1014].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis names "Ardoinum seu Audouinum de Berbezillo, Ademarum de Archiaco, Bardouinum de Coniaco" among the enemies of Guillaume [V] Comte d’Angoulême (so dated to late 11th/early 12th centuries)[1015].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Iterio de Villaboe, Bardone de Coniaco, Gaufredo de Rancono, Hugone Bruno de Leziniaco" defended the castle of Montignac-Charente, besieged by Vulgrin II Comte d’Angoulême (dated to [1120/35])[1016]m as her first husband, EMMA de Limoges, daughter of ADEMAR [II] Vicomte de Limoges & his [second wife Marie des Cars].  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "aliam filiam [Ademari]…Ennoa (seu Emma)" stating that she married "Guillermus Dux, frater Raymundi Antiochiæ principis" after the death of her earlier husband "Bardoni de Coniaco", before being abducted by "Willelmus Sector-ferri, filius Wlgrini Comitis Engolismensis"[1017].  "Emma comitissa, uxor comitis Engolismensis, filia Ademari vicecomitis Lemovicensis" donated property "ripas stagni de Chalamans" to Notre-Dame de Dalon by undated charter[1018].  She married secondly (1136) as his second wife Guillaume X Duke of Aquitaine [Guillaume VIII Comte de Poitou], and thirdly (after 1137) as his first wife, Guillaume d'Angoulême, who later succeeded his father as Guillaume [VI] Talafer Comte d'Angoulême.  Bardon & his wife had two children: 

i)          HELIE [III] de Cognac (-[1140]).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Helias de Coniaco, Bardonis filius" recovered "castellum et castelli dominium suum" from Vulgrin [II] Comte d’Angoulême (dated to [1135/40])[1019]Seigneur de Cognac

ii)         ITIER [III] de Cognac .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Rannulfo de Agernac…Fulcone et Gaufrido fratribus suis…Focaudo Archiaci cum Iterio de Coniaco" rebelled against Guillaume [VI] Talafer Comte d’Angoulême[1020]Seigneur de Cognac.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Comte Guillaume [VI] fought "magnas guerras" with "...Iterio de Coniaco..."[1021]m NOBILIE de Jarnac, daughter of HELIE de Jarnac & his wife ---.  Marvaud states that Itier [III] Seigneur de Cognac married Nobilie daughter of Hélie de Jarnac, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1022]

 

 

1.         PHILIPPE, illegitimate son of RICHARD I King of England & his mistress --- (-1201)Seigneur de Cognac.  Courlieu records "Philippes sieur de Cognac et Merpin, qui espousa Amélie nièce de Nobilie dame de Iarnac" living "en Engoumois" at the end of the 12th century but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[1023].  His father gave him the castle of Cognac, installing him as Seigneur de Cognac.  Roger of Hoveden records in 1199 that "Philippus filius Ricardi regis Angliæ nothus", to whom the king had granted "castellum et honorem de Cuinac", killed "vicecomitem de Limoges" in revenge for his father’s death[1024].  He sold his English lordship to King John in 1201[1025].  Philippe appears to have provided the historical background of the character Philip de Falconbridge in Shakespeare’s play King Johnm AMELIE [de Jarnac], daughter of ---.  Courlieu records "Philippes sieur de Cognac et Merpin, qui espousa Amélie nièce de Nobilie dame de Iarnac" living "en Engoumois" at the end of the 12th century but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[1026].  

 

 

 

E.      VICOMTES de MARCILLAC

 

 

1.         RAMNULF de Marcillac )Vicomte de MarcillacThe Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Vulgrinus” built “castellum Mastacium et Marcilliacum” as part of his strategy against Viking attacks and sent “in Marcilliaco Robertum, legis doctum, et amicum Rannulfum”, making the latter “vicecomitem”, dated to before 886[1027]m SENEGONDE, daughter of [VULGRIN I Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Regilindis de Septimanie].  Senegonde is shown by Settipani as the daughter of "Vulgrin d'Agen" and an unnamed daughter of Bernard Marquis de Septimanie[1028], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Ramnulf & his wife had three children: 

a)         LAMBERT (-killed 10 Apr 918).  Vicomte de Marcillac.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[1029].  The Chronicon Engolismense records that “Lambertus vicecomes et Arnaldus frater eius” were killed “IV Id Apr” 918[1030].  His parentage is confirmed by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which names “Odolrico fratri eorum...minor natu” who became “vicecomes, sicuti Rannulfus patri suo” after Lambert and his brother were killed[1031].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Lambertus vicecomes et Rannulfus frater eius” were killed by “Bernardo nepote Odonis” after the death of Alduin Comte d’Angoulême in vengeance for “Sanciæ sororis[1032]

b)         ARNAUD [Ramnulf] (-killed 10 Apr 918).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Lambertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were killed "a Bernardo" (clarified in a later passage as meaning Bernard, son of Guillaume Comte de Périgord) in revenge for "Santie sororis sue [Alduini]", without further explanation or detail regarding their offence against Sancha[1033].  The Chronicon Engolismense records that “Lambertus vicecomes et Arnaldus frater eius” were killed “IV Id Apr” 918[1034].  His parentage is confirmed by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which names “Odolrico fratri eorum...minor natu” who became “vicecomes, sicuti Rannulfus patri suo” after Lambert and his brother were killed[1035].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that “Lambertus vicecomes et Rannulfus frater eius” were killed by “Bernardo nepote Odonis” after the death of Alduin Comte d’Angoulême in vengeance for “Sanciæ sororis[1036]

c)         ODALRIC (-before 944).  Vicomte de Marcillac.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that, after the deaths of “Lambertus vicecomes et Rannulfus frater eius”, “Guillermus...Sector-ferri” restored their honours to “Odolrico fratri eorum...minor natu” who became “vicecomes, sicuti Rannulfus patri suo[1037]m ENGELBERTANE, daughter of --- (-before Mar 944).  "Odolricus vicecomes…et Lanbertus et Tedricus et Aladelmus fratre mei" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême for the soul of "Ingualbertane mater nostra" by charter dated Mar 944[1038].  Odalric & his wife had four children: 

i)          ODALRIC (-after [945]).  Vicomte [de Marcillac].  "Odolricus vicecomes…et Lanbertus et Tedricus et Aladelmus fratre mei" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême for the soul of "Ingualbertane mater nostra" by charter dated Mar 944[1039].  "Guillelmus comes" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Cybard by charter dated after 942, subscribed by "Domni Guillelmi comitis et monachi, Bernardi comitis, Arnaldi filii sui, comitis, Odolrici vice comitis, Ademari vicecomitis…Ademari comitis filii Guillelmi"[1040].  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that the testament of "Willelmus Sector ferri", presumably dated to [945], was signed by "Bernardus comes, Arnoldus filius Bernardi, Odolricus vicecomes, Adhemarus vicecomes, Arnaldus filius Willelmi, Adhemarus filius Willelmi"[1041]

ii)         LAMBERT (-after [945]).  "Odolricus vicecomes…et Lanbertus et Tedricus et Aladelmus fratre mei" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême for the soul of "Ingualbertane mater nostra" by charter dated Mar 944[1042]

iii)        THEODERIC (-after [945]).  "Odolricus vicecomes…et Lanbertus et Tedricus et Aladelmus fratre mei" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême for the soul of "Ingualbertane mater nostra" by charter dated Mar 944[1043]

iv)       ADALELME (-after [945]).  "Odolricus vicecomes…et Lanbertus et Tedricus et Aladelmus fratre mei" donated property to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême for the soul of "Ingualbertane mater nostra" by charter dated Mar 944[1044]

 

 

2.         GUILLAUMEVicomte de Marcillac.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Guillermus...vicecomes Marciliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" disputed "castrum Roffiacum" with “Auduino fratre eorum”, the peace brokered by “Willermo comite” (dated to [1015/28] from the context) being broken when Audouin was blinded and Guillaume and Odolric deprived of their honours[1045]

3.         ODALRIC .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Guillermus...vicecomes Marciliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" disputed "castrum Roffiacum" with “Auduino fratre eorum”, the peace brokered by “Willermo comite” (dated to [1015/28] from the context) being broken when Audouin was blinded and Guillaume and Odolric deprived of their honours[1046]

4.         AUDOUIN .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that "Guillermus...vicecomes Marciliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" disputed "castrum Roffiacum" with “Auduino fratre eorum”, the peace brokered by “Willermo comite” (dated to [1015/28] from the context) being broken when Audouin was blinded and Guillaume and Odolric deprived of their honours[1047]m ---.  The name of Audouin’s wife is not known.  Audouin & his wife had one child: 

a)         AUDOUIN .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that, several years after the incident in which "Alduino" was blinded, "Alduinus filius eius excæcatus" rebuilt “Marciliacum” with the support of “Guillermo comite[1048]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de MONTBRON

 

 

Montbron is located east of Angoulême overlooking the river Tardoire.  The history of the castle of Montbron and its seigneurs was studied in the mid-19th century by Marvaud, who indicates the regional importance of the seigneurie from the 10th century and its jurisdiction over nineteen parishes and numerous vassals[1049]

 

 

1.         --- .  m ---.  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "…Vuillelmi Hilduini comitis de Marestaco, suorum nepotum Robert de Monte berulpho et Vuillelmi, Hilduini de Montiniaco…"[1050].  "Vuillelmi Hilduini comitis de Marestaco" has not yet been identified, but was presumably the maternal uncle of his two nephews named in the same list of subscribers.  Six children: 

a)         ROBERT [I] de Montbron (-after [1059/75]).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "…Vuillelmi Hilduini comitis de Marestaco, suorum nepotum Robert de Monte berulpho et Vuillelmi, Hilduini de Montiniaco…"[1051].  "Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][1052]

b)         GUILLAUME de Montbron (-Périgueux 9 Feb 1081, bur Montbron Saint-Maurice).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "…Vuillelmi Hilduini comitis de Marestaco, suorum nepotum Robert de Monte berulpho et Vuillelmi, Hilduini de Montiniaco…"[1053].  ["Guillelmus archidiaconus" donated "mediam partem alodii Seneberiis" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême and "Hugo frater suus" donated "totum suum alodum de Roures" by charter dated to [1060/75], but presumably dated to before 1063 if the first donor was the future bishop of Périgueux[1054].]  Bishop of Périgueux 1063.  A manuscript listing the bishops of Périgueux records that "Guilhermus de Monte-Berulpho" held the bishopric for 20 years, 11 months and 3 days, died "VIII Id Feb" in 1081 and was buried "apud Montem-Berulphem in ecclesia S. Mauricii"[1055].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated "mansum de alodo suo in villa de Mazeirac" to Uzerche by charter dated 1069, witnessed by "…Guillelmo Petragoricensi in cujus diœcesi ille mansus"[1056].  "Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][1057].  "Guillelmus Petragoricensis episcopus et Alduinus et Ugo fratres eius" donated "terram et silvas Fontis Claras, quam Guido de Rupe habebat a predicto episcopo" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême by charter dated to [1063/81][1058]

c)         ALDUIN BORRELL (-bur Montbron).  "Alduinus Borreus et Ugo de Martonio frater meus" donated "burgum de Vosen et terram de Lepaut et, in foresta de Grosboc…" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême by charter dated to [1060/75], witnessed by "Willelmus archidiaconus…"[1059].  "Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][1060].  "Guillelmus Petragoricensis episcopus et Alduinus et Ugo fratres eius" donated "terram et silvas Fontis Claras, quam Guido de Rupe habebat a predicto episcopo" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême by charter dated to [1063/81][1061].  An epitaph in the church of Montbron dated 1240 records the burials of "Audoinus Borelius et Philippa uxor sua, Robertus, Helias, Bertrando, Audoino, Alberto, Petronilla et Johanna"[1062]m PHILIPPA, daughter of --- (-bur Montbron).  An epitaph in the church of Montbron dated 1240 records the burials of "Audoinus Borelius et Philippa uxor sua…"[1063].  Alduin Borrell & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          ROBERT [II] de Montbron (-bur Montbron).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names his aunt "Almode sorore Alduini Borrel, patris Roberti de Monbrond" when recording her marriage to "Ebolus de Ventadour"[1064].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he and his brother were possible sons of Robert [I] de Montbron (see above) and his wife Emma, daughter of Adémar de la Roche[1065], but the Chronicon indicates that this suggestion is incorrect. 

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ii)         [GUILLAUME de Matha (-1136 or after).  His family origin is confirmed by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that, after "Roberto Burgundio" repudiated his marriage contract to join the Templars, his land and bride were granted to "Willermo de Mastacio fratri Roberti domini Montis-Berulli" on the advice of "Wlgrini comitis"[1066].  The different geographical epithets given to the two brothers suggests that they may not have shared the same father.] 

-         SIRES de CHABANAIS

d)         HUGUES de Marton .  ["Guillelmus archidiaconus" donated "mediam partem alodii Seneberiis" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême and "Hugo frater suus" donated "totum suum alodum de Roures" by charter dated to [1060/75], but presumably dated to before 1063 if the first donor was the future bishop of Périgueux[1067].]  "Alduinus Borreus et Ugo de Martonio frater meus" donated "burgum de Vosen et terram de Lepaut et, in foresta de Grosboc…" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême by charter dated to [1060/75], witnessed by "Willelmus archidiaconus…"[1068].  "Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][1069].  "Guillelmus Petragoricensis episcopus et Alduinus et Ugo fratres eius" donated "terram et silvas Fontis Claras, quam Guido de Rupe habebat a predicto episcopo" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême by charter dated to [1063/81][1070]

e)         ROBERT .  "Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][1071]

f)          ALMODIS de Montbron (-after [1094]).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Almode sorore Alduini Borrel, patris Roberti de Monbrond" as wife of "Ebolus de Ventadour" and mother of "Ebolum"[1072].  "Ebolus vicecomes, Aalmodis uxor eius, filii Archambaldus et Ebolus, Geraldo abbate, Bernardus vicecomes frater predicti Eboli" are named in a charter of Uzerche dated to [1094][1073]m as his second wife, EBLES [I] Vicomte de Ventadour, son of ARCHAMBAUD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Rotburga de Rochechouart (-1095). 

 

 

ROBERT [II] de Montbron, son of ALDUIN BORRELL Seigneur de Montbron & his wife Philippa --- (-bur Montbron).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names his aunt "Almode sorore Alduini Borrel, patris Roberti de Monbrond" when recording her marriage to "Ebolus de Ventadour"[1074].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he and his brother were possible sons of Robert [I] de Montbron (see above) and his wife Emma, daughter of Adémar de la Roche[1075], but the Chronicon indicates that this suggestion is incorrect.  An epitaph in the church of Montbron dated 1240 records the burials of "Audoinus Borelius et Philippa uxor sua, Robertus…"[1076]

m YOLANDE de Matha, daughter of ---.  Marvaud records that Robert [II] de Montbron married "Yolande de Matha" through whom he acquired the seigneurie de Matha, but he does not cite the primary source on which this statement is based[1077]

Robert [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         ROBERT [III] de Montbron (-after 1265).  m JEANNE de La Mothe, daughter of --- (-Montbron, bur Montbron).  Marvaud records that Robert [III] de Montbron married "Jeanne de La Mothe", adding that she died at Montbron where she was buried, but he does not cite the primary source on which this statement is based[1078].  Robert [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROBERT [IV] de Montbron (-after 1273).  m MARGUERITE de Vieilleville, daughter of ---.  Robert [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROBERT [V] de Montbron (-after 1329)m firstly ([1274/76]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Ventadour Dame de Marjaride, widow of FAUCON [III] Seigneur de Montgascon, daughter of EBLES [VI] Vicomte de Ventadour & his wife Dauphine de la Tour (-7 Oct 1278, bur Limoges Franciscans).  m secondly MATHILDE de La Rochefoucaud, daughter of AIMERY Seigneur de La Rochefoucauld & his wife Letice de Parthenay.  Robert [V] & his first wife had two children: 

(a)       ROBERT [VI] de Montbron (-killed in battle Maupertuis 1356).  m firstly GALLIENNE de La Porte, daughter of ---.  m secondly (Feb 1348) YOLANDE de Montbron, daughter of ROBERT de Montbron Seigneur de Matha & his wife ---. 

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTBRON[1079]

(b)       JEANNE de Montbronm (1280) HELIE de Villebois, son of ---. 

Robert [V] & his first wife had one child:

(c)       BELLOTTE de Montbronm GUY de Chanac, son of ---. 

b)         ROBERT de Montbron Bishop of Angoulême 1254. 

c)         HELIE de Montbron .  Canon at Saintes. 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de PONS

 

 

Pons is located in the Saintonge area, in what is today the French département of Charentes-Maritimes, south-west of Cognac.  Located west of the county of Angoulême, no primary source has yet been identified which confirms whether the seigneurs de Pons were vassals of the comtes d’Angoulême or of the comtes de Poitou.  In the mid-13th century, the seigneur de Pons married the heiress of the seigneurs de Bergerac (located in the county of Périgord) and continued to hold both seigneuries. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] de Pons (-before 1133).  A charter dated 1133 records that “Gaufredus de Ponte et frater eius Petrus de Niolio” had confiscated “decimam de Niolio” from Saintes Notre-Dame, that Geoffroy de Pons had died later the same year, and that “Petrus de Niolio atque Willelmus clericus fratres eius supra memorati Gaufredi” had restored the property to the nuns[1080].  The different name suggests that Pierre de Nieuil was a uterine brother of Geoffroy de Pons, the order of their names in this charter suggesting that Geoffroy was older.  As the brother Guillaume was named after Pierre de Nieuil in the same document, it is likely that he was the youngest brother and therefore born from the same marriage as Pierre. 

 

2.         GEOFFROY [II] de Pons (-after 8 May 1190).  “Gaufrido de Lezinhan et Gaufrido de Ponte militibus, Ademaro comite Engolismensis” witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which “Ricardus dux Aquitanie, comes Pictaviæ, filius regis Angliæ” donated property to Bordeaux St André[1081].  “...Gaufrido de Pons, fratre Milone” witnessed the charter dated 8 May 1190 under which Richard I King of England confirmed the foundation of Notre-Dame de la Grâce-Dieu[1082]

 

3.         CADELON de Pons m (after [1178]) as her second husband, MIRABLE, widow of AUDEBERT [IV] Comte de la Marche, daughter of ---.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the marriage of "Chalo de Pons" and "uxorem [comitis de Marchia Aldeberti]"[1083]

 

 

1.         RENAUD [II] de Pons (-Palestine before 11 Jun 1252).  “...Reginaldum de Ponbtibus juniorem...” witnessed the charter dated 1206 which records the peace agreement between John King of England and Philippe II King of France[1084].  Matthew Paris records the arrival of Henry III King of England at Royan 15 May 1242 and his visit “ad Pontes” where he met “domino civitatis eiusdem...Reginaldo de Pontibus cum aliis magnatibus Xantungiæ[1085].  “...Reginardum de Pontibus..." witnessed the charter dated 7 Apr 1243 which records the peace terms between Henry III King of England and Louis IX King of France[1086]m ---.  The name of Renaud’s wife is not known.  Renaud [II] & his wife had one child:

a)         GEOFFROY [III] de Pons (-before Apr 1260)m (before 21 May 1236) A---, daughter of ---.  Courcelles refers to a letter of Pope Gregory IX addressed to the bishop of Saintes dated 21 May 1236 which names “A” as the wife of Geoffroy [III] de Pons[1087].  Geoffroy [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RENAUD [III] de Pons (-1272)Seigneur de PonsAlphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse addressed "Reginaldo de Pontibus militi" concerning "Guillelmi Capitis Ferri clerici" dated 16 Apr 1269[1088]

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ii)         MARGUERITE de Pons (-after 12 Nov 1306)m (contract Jan 1256) as his second wife, ARCHAMBAUD [VII] Vicomte de Comborn, son of BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Comborn & his wife Marguerite de Turenne (-1277). 

 

 

RENAUD [III] de Pons, son of GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Pons & his wife A--- --- (-1272)Seigneur de PonsAlphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse addressed "Reginaldo de Pontibus militi" concerning "Guillelmi Capitis Ferri clerici" dated 16 Apr 1269[1089].  Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse addressed "Renaudo de Pontibus milite et uxore eius" concerning "vicecomiti Turenne" dated 1 May 1269[1090]

m (Papal dispensation 1 Jul 1251) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Bergerac, daughter of HELIE RUDEL [III] Seigneur de Bergerac & his first wife Alix de Turenne (-after 2 Jan 1290).  Dame de Bergerac, de Gensac et de Mouleydier.  She married secondly Alexandre de la Pebrée

Renaud [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         HELIE RUDEL [I] de Pons (-after Aug 1290)Seigneur de Pons et de Bergerac.  m (Papal dispensation 8 Jun 1267) as her first husband, YOLANDE de la Marche, daughter of HUGUES [XIII] Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême, Sire de Lusignan & his wife Jeanne de Fougères (24 Mar 1257-Sep 1314).  The Chronicon Savigniacense records the birth "in vigilia dominicæ annuntiationis" in 1257 of "Yolent filia primogenita Hugonis Comitis Marchiæ et Engolismæ de uxore sua Iohanna filia unica Radulphi Domini Filgeriarum"[1091].  Heiress of Fougères.  She married secondly Robert Seigneur de MathaHélie-Rudel & his wife had two children: 

a)         RENAUD [IV] de Pons (-before 20 Mar 1308)Seigneur de Pons et de Bergerac.  m (1296) ISABELLE de Lévis, daughter of GUY [III] de Lévis Maréchal de Mirepoix & his wife Isabelle de Marly [Montmorency] (-[20 Mar 1308/1 May 1313])Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 20 Mar 1308 under which "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" reached agreement with "Isabelle de Lévis dame de Bergerac mère d’Helie" concerning their claims to "le lieu de Cossierus"[1092].  Charters dated 1 May 1313/Jun 1314 record an agreement concerning payments to the king made by “domini Iohannis de Levis domini Mirapiscis” relating to “terre et castellanie de Podiollis...nobilis defuncte domicelle Isabellis de Levis sororis sue quondam...vel Raginaldum de Pontibus virum suum quondam[1093]Renaud & his wife had two children: 

i)          HELIE RUDEL [II] de Pons (-before 30 Aug 1338)Seigneur de Pons et de Bergerac.  A document dated 26 Nov 1313 refers to the marriage of Archambaud and "Johannam filiam inclite memorie Reynaldi de Pontibus, domini de Ponte et de Brageyraco" and his wife Isabelle de Lévis-Florensac, in the presence of "Helias Rudelli frater dicte domicelle et nobilis Brunissendis dicti comitis"[1094]m (2 May 1314) as her second husband, MATHE d’Albret, widow of ARNAUD RAYMOND de Tartas Vicomte de Tartas, daughter of AMANIEU [VIII] Sire d’Albret & his wife Rose de Bourg (-after 30 Aug 1338).  The marriage contract of "Hélye Rudel seigneur de Bergerac, Montignac et du Pont" and "Mathe fille du messire Amanieu d’Albret" is dated 1314 "le jeudy après la feste Sainct Philip et Sainct Jacques"[1095].  Vicomtesse de Tartas, Dame de Bergerac.  The testament of "Mathe d’Albret, dame de Bergerac, Montignac, Moncucq, Gensac, Miremon et Castelmoron" is dated 30 Aug 1338 and appoints "Bernard Ezii sire d’Albret son frère" as her heir[1096]

ii)         JEANNE de Pons (-after 18 Jul 1334).  A document dated 26 Nov 1313 refers to the marriage of Archambaud and "Johannam filiam inclite memorie Reynaldi de Pontibus, domini de Ponte et de Brageyraco" and his wife Isabelle de Lévis-Florensac, in the presence of "Helias Rudelli frater dicte domicelle et nobilis Brunissendis dicti comitis"[1097].  In a document dated 1326, Menaud de Pons seigneur de Bergerac, assigned 500 livres income from the seigneurie of Montignac to Archambaud [IV] comte de Périgord for the dowry of Jeanne de Pons, wife of the latter and sister of the former[1098].  Her testament is dated 18 Jul 1334 in which she requests burial in the church of the Cordeliers convent at Bergerac[1099]m (26 Nov 1313) ARCHAMBAUD [IV] de Périgord, son of HELIE [IX] TALAIRAND Comte de Périgord & his second wife Brunissende de Foix ([1300/8 Aug 1302]-1335).  He succeeded his father in 1315 as Comte de Périgord

b)         GERMASIE de Pons (-after 1307)The marriage contract of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” and "Germaise ou Galmaise sœur de...Raynaud de Pons seigneur de Bergerac au diocèse de Périgueux” is dated Sep 1298, and refers to the testament of “Hélie-Rudel chevalier seigneur de Bergerac, père dudit Raynaud et de ladite dame Galmaise[1100].  She is not named in her husband’s testament dated 2 Jun 1305.  A charter dated 1307 records that "Galmaise de Pons veuve de...Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" donated “les terres, château, hébergement de la Cossière” to “Simon de Rochechouart chevalier...seigneur de Saint-Laurent[1101]m (contract Sep 1298) AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [X] de Rochechouart & his wife Jeanne de Vivonne ([1268/73]-1306). 

2.         GEOFFROY [V] de Pons (-after Jun 1317, bur Pons Saint-Jean).  His mother bequeathed her rights in the vicomté de Turenne to Geoffroy.  Seigneur de Riberac. 

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3.         AGASSIE de Pons (-before 1284)m (contract 18 Jul 1265) as his first wife, RAYMOND [V] Vicomte de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [IV] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Allemande Dame de Malemort (-[1284/22 Feb 1285]). 

 

 

GEOFFROY [V] de Pons, son of RENAUD [III] Seigneur de Pons & his wife Marguerite de Bergerac (-after Jun 1317, bur Pons Saint-Jean).  His mother bequeathed her rights in the vicomté de Turenne to Geoffroy.  Seigneur de Riberac. 

m (after 1288) ISABELLE de Rodez, daughter of HENRI Comte de Rodez & his first wife Marquise de Baux (-after 1325).  A manuscript of Rodez convent names "unam filiam…Isabellam" as the child of "Henricus comes Ruthenensis filius Hugonis" and his wife "domina Marquesia de Baus", adding that Isabelle married "nobili Jaufredo de Ponte domino de Ribayraco et vicecomte Torenæ" with dower of "vicecomitatum Carledesii"[1102].  The testament of "Henricus…comes Ruthenensis", dated 1301, appoints "Ysabellam filiam suam…ex matrimonio…quondam…uxoris dominæ Marquesiæ deus Baus...natam uxorem…Gaufridi de Ponte" as his heir "in…vicecomitatu Karlatensi"[1103]

Geoffroy [V] & his wife had one child: 

1.         RENAUD [IV] de Pons (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356).  Seigneur de Ribérac.  He succeeded his cousin Hélie Rudel [II] as Seigneur de Ponsm (contract Feb 1319) JEANNE d’Albret, daughter of AMANIEU [VIII] Sire d’Albret & his wife Rose de Bourg (-after 1357).  Renaud [IV] & his wife had children: 

a)         RENAUD [V] de Pons (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356)m --- Flotte, daughter of GUILLAUME Flotte Seigneur de Revel et de Plassac & his first wife Alix de Mello.  Renaud [V] & his wife had one child: 

i)          RENAUD [VI] de Pons (1346-1427)Seigneur de Pons, d'Oléron, de Marennes {Charente-Maritime} et de Ribérac {Dordogne}, Comte de Montfort {Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines}, Vicomte de Turenne {Corrèze} et de Carlat {Cantal}.  Governor of Aquitaine and Périgord.  m firstly (1364, separated [1370]) MARGUERITE de Périgord, daughter of ROGER BERNARD Comte de Périgord & his wife Eléonore de Vendôme (-after 16 Jun 1404).  Marguerite de Pons decided to leave her husband in [1370] and refused to return to him despite the mediation of Pope Gregory XI.  Her testament, dated 16 Jun 1404, names her nephew Comte Archambaud [VI][1104]m secondly (17 Jan 1412) MARGUERITE de la Trémoïlle, daughter of GUY [VI] Seigneur de la Trémoïlle Comte de Guines & his wife Marie de Sully (-1416).  m thirdly (1416) CATHERINE de Montberon, daughter of JACQUES de Montberon & his wife Marie de Maulevrier (-after 1472).  Renaud [VI] & his first wife had one chiuld: 

(1)       RENAUD de Pons (-killed in battle Nicopolis 28 Sep 1396). 

Renaud [VI] & his second wife had one child: 

(2)       JACQUES [I] de Pons (1413-[1472/73])Seigneur de Pons. m (20 Sep 1425) ISABELLE de Foix, daughter of GASTON de Foix Captal de Buché Comte de Benauges et de Longueville Sire de Grailly & his wife Marguerite d'Albret (-1459). 

-         SEIGNEURS de PONS

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de la ROCHEFOUCAULD

 

 

 

1.         FOUCAUD [I] de la Roche (-after 1037, maybe after 1047).  ["Fulcaudus et mater mea et fratres mei" donated property "in pago Alienense in viccaria Santi Joannis Baptistæ in villa…Antezanis" to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated to [995][1105].]  Seigneur de la Roche en Angoûmois.  Père Anselme states that Foucaud and his children are named in a charter dated 1019 under which Guillaume Bishop of Angoulême donated the church of Saint-Bibien de Niœul to the abbey of Uzerche[1106].  "…Fulchaldi de Rocha, Guidonis filii sui, Ademari fratris eius…" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[1107].  "Fulcaldus de la Rocha et Guido et Ademarus filii ipsius Fulcodii" subscribed the charter dated 10 Sep 1019 under which Guillaume Bishop of Angoulême confirmed the same donation[1108].  "Fulcaudus de Castrum…Rocha" returned property which he had usurped to the abbey of Saint-Cybard d’Angoulême, with the consent of "Jarsande" his wife, by charter dated 1026[1109].  "Fulcaudus" donated property at "Rabaut" to Saint-Jean d’Angély by charter dated 1037[1110].  ["...Fucaudi de Rupe..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[1111].  It is not certain whether the subscriber was Foucaud [I] de la Roche or his son Foucaud.]  m GERSENDE, daughter of --- (-after 1026).  "Fulcaudus de Castrum…Rocha" returned property which he had usurped to the abbey of Saint-Cybard d’Angoulême, with the consent of "Jarsande" his wife, by charter dated 1026[1112].  Foucaud [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUY [I] de la Rochefoucauld (-after 19 Mar 1060).  "…Fulchaldi de Rocha, Guidonis filii sui, Ademari fratris eius…" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[1113].  "Fulcaldus de la Rocha et Guido et Ademarus filii ipsius Fulcodii" subscribed the charter dated 10 Sep 1019 under which Guillaume Bishop of Angoulême confirmed the same donation[1114]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  Père Anselme states that Guy, his brothers Aymar and Foucaud, and Magunce wife of Aymar founded the priory of Saint Nicolas de Coustures[1115].  “Guy de Rochefoucaud, Aimar son frère, Mayence sa femme, Guy et Arnaud ses fils” donated “l’alleu de Coûtures, situé dans le pays de Briou” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 19 Mar 1060[1116].  "Guido de Rupe Fulcaudi et Aimarus frater eius" consented to the donation of "terram…de Vilafazo" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême made by "Radulfus de Sancto Cirico" by charter dated to [1060/75][1117]m [MAYENCE, daughter of --- (-after 19 Mar 1060).  “Guy de Rochefoucaud, Aimar son frère, Mayence sa femme, Guy et Arnaud ses fils” donated “l’alleu de Coûtures, situé dans le pays de Briou” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 19 Mar 1060[1118].  The original of this charter has not been consulted.  It is not clear from this summary extract whether Mayence was the wife of Guy or of his brother Aymar.  As Guy and Arnaud are recorded elsewhere as the sons of Guy [I], the order of names makes more sense if Mayence was their mother, but that is not beyond doubt.]  Guy [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUY [II] de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1081).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[1119]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld

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ii)         ARNAUD de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1060).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis AquitGuy de Rochefoucaud, Aimar son frère, Mayence sa femme, Guy et Arnaud ses fils” donated “l’alleu de Coûtures, situé dans le pays de Briou” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 19 Mar 1060[1120].  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[1121] 

b)         AYMAR "Donzel" de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1060).  "…Fulchaldi de Rocha, Guidonis filii sui, Ademari fratris eius…" signed the charter dated Aug 1019 under which "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche[1122].  "Fulcaldus de la Rocha et Guido et Ademarus filii ipsius Fulcodii" subscribed the charter dated 10 Sep 1019 under which Guillaume Bishop of Angoulême confirmed the same donation[1123].  Père Anselme states that Guy, his brothers Aymar and Foucaud, and Magunce wife of Aymar founded the priory of Saint Nicolas de Coustures[1124].  "Guido de Rupe Fulcaudi et Aimarus frater eius" consented to the donation of "terram…de Vilafazo" to Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême made by "Radulfus de Sancto Cirico" by charter dated to [1060/75][1125]m [MAYENCE, daughter of --- (-after 19 Mar 1060).  “Guy de Rochefoucaud, Aimar son frère, Mayence sa femme, Guy et Arnaud ses fils” donated “l’alleu de Coûtures, situé dans le pays de Briou” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 19 Mar 1060[1126].  The original of this charter has not been consulted.  It is not clear from this summary extract whether Mayence was the wife of Guy or of his brother Aymar.  As Guy and Arnaud are recorded elsewhere as the sons of Guy [I], the order of names makes more sense if Mayence was their mother, but that is not beyond doubt.] 

c)         FOUCAUD de la Rochefoucauld (-[1047/59]).  Père Anselme states that Guy, his brothers Aymar and Foucaud, and Magunce wife of Aymar founded the priory of Saint Nicolas de Coustures[1127].  ["...Fucaudi de Rupe..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[1128].  It is not certain whether the subscriber was Foucaud [I] de la Roche or his son Foucaud.]  m ALIX Dame de Merpins, daughter of --- (-after 1059).  Foucaud [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES "Bardon" de la RochefoucauldCanon at Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers.  Monk at the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur. 

ii)         FOUCAUD de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1059).  Père Anselme states that he is named with his mother in a charter dated 1059 but does not cite the source[1129]

 

 

GUY [II] de la Rochefoucauld, son of GUY [I] Seigneur de la Roche & his wife --- (-after 1081).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[1130].  “Guy de Rochefoucaud, Aimar son frère, Mayence sa femme, Guy et Arnaud ses fils” donated “l’alleu de Coûtures, situé dans le pays de Briou” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 19 Mar 1060[1131]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld

m EVE, daughter of ---. 

Guy [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUY [III] de la Rochefoucauld (-1120).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[1132]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  "Aimericus de Mota Rupis Fulcaudi" settled a dispute with the church of Angoulême concerning "molendinorum de Castelar…[et] in Hunor" by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Guido de Rupe Faulcaudi, Boso de Sairnac qui filiam Aimerici habebat…"[1133]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AYMAR de la Rochefoucauld (-1140)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauldm ---.  The name of Aymar’s wife is not known.  As discussed more fully under Aymar’s paternal uncle Aimery (see below), Mathilde (relative of the seigneurs de Chabanais) is more likely to have been the wife of the latter than the former.  Aymar & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUY [IV] de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1170)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld

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2.         ARNAUD de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1060).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[1134]

3.         AIMERY de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1109).  Père Anselme states that the brothers Guy and Aimery confirmed the donations made by their parents to the priory of Saint Florent near the castle of la Roche, by charter dated 17 Oct 1098, but does not cite the source[1135].  Père Anselme states that he is mentioned by "François de Corlieu, qui luy donne une fille, laquelle épousa Boson de Jarnac" (but see above)[1136].  "Aimericus de Mota Rupis Fulcaudi" settled a dispute with the church of Angoulême concerning "molendinorum de Castelar…[et] in Hunor" by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Guido de Rupe Faulcaudi, Boso de Sairnac qui filiam Aimerici habebat…"[1137].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Guillaume [V] Comte d’Angoulême, after returning from Jerusalem, fought "Ademarum Rupis-Fulcaudi dominum"[1138].  This passage is dated to before 1120, when Comte Guillaume [V] died, so presumably refers to Aimery, younger brother of Guy [III], rather than Aymar son of the latter, as Guy’s death is also dated to 1120.  m [firstly] ---.  The name of Aimery’s [first] wife is not known.  [m secondly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after 1140).  Her marriage and family origin are indicated by the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis which records that "castellum Chabanes et Confolent" was claimed by “Ademaro domino Rupis-Folcaudi...ex parte uxoris suæ” when it was granted by Vulgrin d’Angoulème to “Roberto de Burgundio, [Aimerico de] Rancone” together with “filia Jordani Eschivati” who had died without male heirs[1139].  This passage clearly indicates that the wife of Aimery de la Rochefoucauld was not the daughter of Eschivat de Chabanais.  A charter dated to after 1140 records an agreement between "Amelia de Cabaniaco et Matildis filia mea" and Saint-Pierre d’Angoulême regarding "manso de Sorouma", for the souls of "virorum nostrorum…Jordani de Cabaniaco et Ademari de Rupe et Maentiæ"[1140].  This second charter suggests that Mathilde was the daughter of Eschivat’s wife by an earlier marriage.  If that is correct, Aimery de la Rochefoucauld’s claim to Chabanais must have been unfounded.  The reference to "Maentiæ" in this second source has not yet been elucidated.  As noted above, an earlier section of the same passage of the Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis recounts further exploits of the same Aimery de la Rochefoucauld, who is more likely to be identified as the brother of Guy [III] than Guy [III]’s son Aymar.  If this is correct, the chronology suggests that Mathilde must have been Aimery’s second wife and not the mother of his daughter who is referred to below.]  Aimery & his [first] wife had one child: 

a)         --- de la Rochefoucauld .  "Aimericus de Mota Rupis Fulcaudi" settled a dispute with the church of Angoulême concerning "molendinorum de Castelar…[et] in Hunor" by charter dated 1109, witnessed by "Guido de Rupe Faulcaudi, Boso de Sairnac qui filiam Aimerici habebat…"[1141]m (before 1109) BOSON Seigneur de Jarnac, son of ---. 

4.         HUGUES de la Rochefoucauld

 

 

GUY [IV] de la Rochefoucauld, son of AYMAR Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld & his wife --- (-after 1170)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Guillaume [VI] Comte d’Angoulême fought a war with "Guidone de Rupe-Foucaudi" and invaded "castrum Rupis-Foucaudi"[1142]

m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known. 

Guy [IV] & his wife had two children: 

1.         FOUCAUD [II] de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1200).  Seigneur de la Rochefoucauldm ---.  The name of Foucaud’s wife is not known.  Foucaud [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUY [V] de la RochefoucauldSeigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  Père Anselme states that he founded the convent of the Cordeliers at Angoulême, but does not cite the source[1143]

b)         AIMERY [I] de la Rochefoucauld (-1249 or after)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  His testament is dated 1244, codicil 1249[1144]m LETICE, daughter of HUGUES [I] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife ---.  Aimery [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          GUY [VI] de la Rochefoucauld (-1295 or after)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld

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ii)         AIMERY de la Rochefoucauld .  Seigneur de Bays et de Claiz, "mort sans enfants"[1145]

iii)        ALMODIS de la Rochefoucauld .  She and her sisters are named in their father’s 1244 testament[1146]

iv)       MATHILDE de la Rochefoucauld .  She and her sisters are named in their father’s 1244 testament[1147]m (after 1278) as his second wife, ROBERT [V] Seigneur de Montbron, son of ROBERT [IV] Seigneur de Montbron & his wife Marguerite de Vieilleville (-after 1329). 

v)        ALIX de la Rochefoucauld .  She and her sisters are named in their father’s 1244 testament[1148]m ARNAUD Seigneur de Montauzier, son of ---

c)         GEOFFROY de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1244).  He is named in his brother’s testament dated 1244[1149].  Seigneur de Verteuil. 

d)         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

i)          PIERRE Poitevin .  Chevalier.  Executor under his maternal uncle’s testament dated 1244[1150]

2.         AIMERY de la Rochefoucauld

 

 

GUY [VI] de la Rochefoucauld, son of AIMERY [I] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld & his wife Letice de Parthenay (-1295 or after)Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  His testament is dated 1295[1151]

m firstly AGNES de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY [VIII] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges ([1220/30]-after 5 Apr 1260).  Her marriage is confirmed by the testament of her mother Marguerite, dated Jul 1252, which named among the executors "Guy de la Roche son gendre…"[1152].  She was presumably one of her parents’ older children as she had children herself by that date.  “Rochechouart (Guillaume de) seigneur de Pérusse, de Salagnac et de Saint-Victurnien” donated property to “Agnes sa sœur femme de...Guy de la Rochefoucauld” as well as his rights in the succession of “Adémar et de Foucaud de Rochechouart ses frères...et en celle de Guy vicomte de Limoges son oncle” by charter dated 5 Apr 1260[1153]

m secondly TORS de Fronsac, daughter of ---- 

Guy [VI] & his first wife had eight children: 

1.         GUY de la Rochefoucauld (-1282 or after).  ...Guy et Aimery de la Roche frères...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[1154].  His testament is dated 1282[1155]

2.         AIMERY [II] de la Rochefoucauld (-1297 or after)...Guy et Aimery de la Roche frères...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[1156]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  His testament is dated 1297[1157]m (before Mar 1285) as her second husband, DAUPHINE de la Tour, widow of RAYNAUD d’Aubusson, daughter of BERNARD [III] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife Yolande --- (-1299 or after).  "Aymericus de Rupe domicellus et Delphina eius uxor" acknowledged that "Raynaldo d’Albusso quondam marito eiusdem Delphinæ" had received the dowry for his marriage and "Bertrandus dominus de Turre miles frater dictæ Delphinæ…" increased the dowry by charter dated end-Mar 1285[1158].  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, appoints "Guidonem filium meum primogenitum" as her heir, divides her remaining property between "alios liberos meos…Gaufridus filius meus…Agnes filia mea primogenita…Aymericus filius meus…Margarita filia mea", and appoints "dominam Beatricem d’Olyergue dominam de Turre…" among her executors[1159].  Aimery [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GUY [VII] de la Rochefoucauld (-1344 or after).  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, appoints "Guidonem filium meum primogenitum" as her heir[1160]Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld.  His testament is dated 1344[1161]

-        SEIGNEURS de la ROCHEFOUCAULD[1162]

b)         GEOFFROY de la Rochefoucauld (-before 1329).  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, divides her remaining property between "alios liberos meos…Gaufridus filius meus…Agnes filia mea primogenita…Aymericus filius meus…Margarita filia mea"[1163].  Seigneur de Verteuil. 

-        SEIGNEURS de VERTEUIL[1164]

c)         AGNES de la Rochefoucauld .  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, divides her remaining property between "alios liberos meos…Gaufridus filius meus…Agnes filia mea primogenita…Aymericus filius meus…Margarita filia mea"[1165]m HUGUES Seigneur de Confolens et de Chabanais, son of ---.  

d)         AIMERY de la Rochefoucauld (-1362 or alter).  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, divides her remaining property between "alios liberos meos…Gaufridus filius meus…Agnes filia mea primogenita…Aymericus filius meus…Margarita filia mea"[1166].  Seigneur de la Boissière.  m CHARLOTTE de Jaunay, daughter of CHARLES de Jaunay Seigneur d’Ausance & his wife Philippa de la Haye.  Aimery & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUY de la Rochefoucauld (-[1400]).  Seigneur de la Boissière.  m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

(a)       FOULQUES de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1406).  Seigneur de la Boissière. 

e)         MARGUERITE de la Rochefoucauld .  The testament of "Dalphina de Turre relicta quondam Aymerici de Rupe domini eiusdem loci", dated 1299, divides her remaining property between "alios liberos meos…Gaufridus filius meus…Agnes filia mea primogenita…Aymericus filius meus…Margarita filia mea"[1167]

3.         GEOFFROY de la Rochefoucauld .  Seigneur de Verteuil.  Canon at Angoulême. 

4.         AYMAR de la Rochefoucauld (-after 1300).  Seigneur de Cellefroin.  Doyen of the church of Bordeaux after 1300. 

5.         GUILLAUME de la Rochefoucauld .  Seigneur de Saint-Claude et de Saint-Laurent de Ceris. 

6.         FOUCAUD de la Rochefoucauld (-[1313]).  Archdeacon of Angoulême.  Bishop of Angoulême

7.         MATHILDE de la Rochefoucauldm (contract 1269) GAUCELIN de Châteauneuf, son of GAUCELIN de Châteauneuf & his wife ---. 

8.         MARGUERITE de la Rochefoucauld .  Prioress of Tusson. 

Guy [VI] & his second wife had two children: 

9.         FERGANT de la Rochefoucauld

10.      AGNES de la Rochefoucauldm FOULQUES de Montausier, son of ---. 

 



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[30] Adémar de Chabannes III, 25, p. 148. 

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[50] Poitiers Saint-Nicolas 8, p. 18. 

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[52] Uzerche, 93, p. 130. 

[53] Uzerche, 93, p. 130. 

[54] Uzerche, 93, p. 130. 

[55] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 410. 

[56] Uzerche, 98, p. 133. 

[57] Uzerche, 83, p. 125. 

[58] CP XI 687 footnote d. 

[59] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1076, MGH SS XXIII, p. 798. 

[60] Houts, E. van (ed. and trans.) (2000) The Normans in Europe (Manchester University Press), p. 185. 

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[64] Castaigne, J. F. E. (ed.) (1853) Rerum Engolismensium Scriptores (Angoulême), Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXV, p. 45. 

[65] Nouaillé, 73, p. 120. 

[66] Champeval, J.-B. (ed.) (1903) Cartulaire des abbayes de Tulle et de Roc-Amadour (Brive) (“Tulle Saint-Martin”) 351, p. 205. 

[67] Limoges Saint-Etienne, XCVI, p. 116. 

[68] Tulle Saint-Martin no. 6, p. 17. 

[69] Uzerche, 93, p. 130. 

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[71] Devic, Dom C., Dom Vaissete, Dulaurier, E. (1875) Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. (Toulouse), Tome V, Preuves, Chartes et Diplômes, 235, col. 470, and Cluny Tome IV, 3344bis, p. 825. 

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[75] Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium 11, RHGF XI, p. 290. 

[76] Bofarull y Mascaró (1836) Tomo II, p. 48, citing Real Archivo, estante 1, cajón 3, n. 4, y antes 49 circa medium. 

[77] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome V, Preuves, Chartes et Diplômes, 239, col. 478. 

[78] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome V, Preuves, Chartes et Diplômes, 250, col. 494. 

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[80] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome V, Preuves, Chartes et Diplômes, 261, col. 516. 

[81] Veterum Scriptorum I, col. 463 (marked incorrectly 453). 

[82] Cros-Mayrevieille (1846) Histoire du comté et de la vicomté de Carcassonne, Tome I (Paris), Documents, XLVI, p. 59. 

[83] Cros-Mayrevieille (1846) Histoire du comté et de la vicomté de Carcassonne, Tome I (Paris), Documents, L, p. 63. 

[84] Grasse 167, p. 227. 

[85] Bofarull y Mascaró (1836) Tomo II, p. 73, citing Real Archivo, n. 11 de la colección con data de Conde Ramon Berengario, antes armario de Cataluña, saco B. n. 269. 

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[88] Bofarull y Mascaró (1836) Tomo II, p. 74, citing Real Archivo, n. 417 de la colección con data de Conde Ramon Berengario, antes armario de Lérida, saco C. n. 181. 

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[90] Santa Maria de Gerri 11, p. 7. 

[91] Santa Maria de Gerri 23, p. 15. 

[92] Santa Maria de Gerri 26, p. 17. 

[93] Santa Maria de Gerri 43, p. 30. 

[94] Le Prévost, A. (1845) Orderici Vitalis Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ (Paris) ("Orderic Vitalis (Prévost)"), Vol. II, Liber V, XIII, p. 412. 

[95] Roper, W. R. (ed.) (1892) Materials for the History of the Church of Lancaster (Chetham Society), Vol. I, p. 8. 

[96] CP XI 687 footnote d. 

[97] Uzerche, 83, p. 125. 

[98] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 410. 

[99] Charroux XV, p. 112. 

[100] Uzerche, 98, p. 133. 

[101] Uzerche, 99, p. 134. 

[102] Uzerche, 83, p. 125. 

[103] Charroux XXXIII, p. 138. 

[104] Roper (1892), Vol. I, p. 8. 

[105] Uzerche, 99, p. 134. 

[106] Charroux XXXIII, p. 138. 

[107] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 410. 

[108] Tulle Saint-Martin 351, p. 205. 

[109] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 70, RHGF XII, p. 447. 

[110] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 70, RHGF XII, p. 447. 

[111] Historiæ Anglicanæ Scriptores X (1652), Radulphus de Diceto, Abbreviationes Chronicorum, col. 515. 

[112] Röhricht, R. (ed.) (1893) Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani (Oeniponti) 572, p. 152. 

[113] Berger, E. (ed.) (1920) Recueil des actes de Henri II roi d’Angleterre et duc de Normandie (Paris) ("Actes Henri II"), Tome II, DCCXXXIII, p. 360. 

[114] Duplès-Agier, H. (ed.) (1874) Chroniques de Saint-Martial de Limoges (Paris) Chronicon Bernardi Iterii, p. 59. 

[115] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 72, RHGF XII, p. 448. 

[116] Varia Chronicorum Fragmenta, Chroniques de Saint-Martial de Limoges, p. 188. 

[117] Leroux, A., Molinier, E, and Thomas, A. (1883) Documents Historiques bas-latins, provençaux et français concernant principalement La Marche et Le Limousin (Limoges) Obituaire de Saint-Marcial, p. 75. 

[118] Chroniques de Saint-Martial de Limoges, Varia Chronicorum Fragmenta, p. 189. 

[119] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 70, RHGF XII, p. 447. 

[120] Charroux XLV, p. 160. 

[121] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 70, RHGF XII, p. 446. 

[122] Chroniques de Saint-Martial de Limoges, Varia Chronicorum Fragmenta, p. 188.  

[123] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 47, RHGF XII, p. 434. 

[124] Uzerche, 98, p. 133. 

[125] Charroux XXXIII, p. 138. 

[126] Senneville, G. de (ed.) (1900) Cartulaires des prieurés d’Aureil et de l’Artige, Bulletin de la société archéologique et historique du Limousin, Tome XLVIII (Limoges), Aureil, ("Aureil"), CCCXXV, p. 238. 

[127] Tulle 351, p. 205. 

[128] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[129] CP I Appendix I, p. 763, quoting Cartulary of Darley, Cotton MSS, Titus, C 9 f. 116 v. 

[130] CP I Appendix I, p. 762. 

[131] Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (2002) Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166. II. Pipe Rolls to Cartæ Baronum (Boydell) (“Domesday Descendants”), p. 603. 

[132] Domesday Descendants, p. 603. 

[133] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137. 

[134] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 613.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[135] Bibliothèque nationale de France, Provinces, Collection Périgord ("Coll. Périgord"), the main registries concerning the family of the counts of Périgord being volumes 53 to 55. 

[136] http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Accueil.htm [20 May 2007]. 

[137] Bibliothèque nationale de France, Provinces, Languedoc, Collection Doat ("Coll. Doat"), the main registries concerning the family of the counts of Périgord being volumes 242 to 246. 

[138] Stroński (1914), pp. 8-33, and 100-46. 

[139] Settipani (2004), pp. 166-74. 

[140] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137. 

[141] Prou, M. & Vidier, A. (eds.) (1907) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (“Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire”) XXXI, p. 85. 

[142] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[143] Ademari Historiarum III.20, MGH SS IV, p. 123. 

[144] Ademari Historiarum III.20, MGH SS IV, p. 123. 

[145] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIV, p. 20. 

[146] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XVI, p. 21. 

[147] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[148] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1930) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Cybard (Angoulême), no 211, p. 185, cited in Settipani (2004), p. 401. 

[149] Settipani (2004), p. 12. 

[150] Settipani (2004), p. 401. 

[151] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[152] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XVIII, p. 22. 

[153] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[154] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[155] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[156] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1931) Le cartulaire de Saint-Cybard, No. 222, copy in archives départementales de la Charente, cote H.11, available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Cartulaires/Cartulaire_st_cybard_angouleme.htm [21 May 2007]. 

[157] Adémar de Chabannes III, 28, p. 149. 

[158] ‘Cartulaire du prieuré de La Réole Réole Saint-Pierre’, Archives Historiques du département de la Gironde, Tome V, (Paris, 1863) (“Réole Saint-Pierre”), CXXXV, p. 171. 

[159] Réole Saint-Pierre CXXXV, p. 171. 

[160] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[161] Adémar de Chabannes III, 28, p. 149. 

[162] Réole Saint-Pierre CXXXV, p. 171. 

[163] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[164] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[165] Adémar de Chabannes III, 28, p. 149. 

[166] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIX, p. 23. 

[167] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[168] Réole Saint-Pierre CXXXV, p. 171. 

[169] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[170] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1931) Le cartulaire de Saint-Cybard, No. 222, copy in archives départementales de la Charente, cote H.11, available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Cartulaires/Cartulaire_st_cybard_angouleme.htm [21 May 2007]. 

[171] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIX, p. 23. 

[172] Réole Saint-Pierre CXXXV, p. 171. 

[173] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[174] Réole Saint-Pierre CXXXV, p. 171. 

[175] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[176] Ademari Historiarum III.34, MGH SS IV, p. 131. 

[177] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[178] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[179] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[180] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[181] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIX, p. 23. 

[182] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[183] Settipani (2004), p. 165. 

[184] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[185] Settipani (2004), p. 165. 

[186] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[187] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[188] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, I, col. 495. 

[189] Adémar de Chabannes III, 34, p. 156. 

[190] Uzerche, 46, p. 78. 

[191] Uzerche, 123, p. 151. 

[192] Adémar de Chabannes III, 45, p. 167. 

[193] Adémar de Chabannes III, 45, p. 167. 

[194] Petrus Malleacensis Monachi Relatione VI, RCGF 10, p. 182. 

[195] Adémar de Chabannes III, 45, p. 167. 

[196] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 77, fol. 41, copied from Saint-Astier, quoted in Stroński (1914), p. 106. 

[197] ‘Cartulaire de Saint-Jean d'Angély’, Archives historiques de la Saintonge et de l'Aunis Tome XXX, 1901 (Paris, Saintes) (“Saint-Jean d'Angély”), p. 32. 

[198] Grasilier, T. (ed.) (1871) Cartulaire de l’abbaye royale de Notre-Dame de Saintes, Cartulaire inédits de la Saintonge II (Niort) ("Saintes Notre-Dame"), CLXXXI, p. 120.

[199] Depoin, J. (1921) Etudes préparatoires à l’histoire des familles palatines (Paris), III, Chronique de Guitres (“Chronique de Guitres”), p. 100, available at <http://www.guyenne.fr/Publications/Chronique_Guitres/etudes_familles_palatines_JDepoin.htm> (8 Aug 2011). 

[200] Settipani (2004), pp. 173-5. 

[201] Adémar de Chabannes III, 45, p. 167. 

[202] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 28.

[203] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXXI, p. 120.

[204] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXII, p. 29.

[205] Uzerche, 455, p. 255. 

[206] Jean-Claude Chuat, in a private email to the author dated 16 May 2007. 

[207] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 28.

[208] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 395. 

[209] ‘Cartulaire de l'abbaye Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux’, Archives historiques du département de la Gironde Tome XXVII, 1892 (Bordeaux) (“Bordeaux Sainte-Croix”) 80, p. 109. 

[210] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 28.

[211] Charroux IV, p. 91. 

[212] Uzerche, 455, p. 255. 

[213] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXXI, p. 120.

[214] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXII, p. 29.

[215] Settipani (2004), p. 173 footnote 1. 

[216] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXVI, p. 119.

[217] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXLII, p. 116.

[218] Limoges Saint-Etienne, CXVII, p. 135. 

[219] Settipani (2004), p. 172. 

[220] Limoges Saint-Etienne, CXVIII, p. 135. 

[221] Limoges Saint-Etienne, CXLV, p. 151. 

[222] Cartulaire de Saint-Barthélemi de Bénévent ["Bénévent"], copied by Gaignères, F-R. de (1642-1715), Bibl. nat. Fr., D. Man., Latin 17116, p. 73, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 111 footnote 1, and Settipani, p. 72 footnote 3. 

[223] Bénévent, copied by Gaignères, F-R. de (1642-1715), Bibl. nat. Fr., D. Man., Latin 17116, p. 130.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[224] Bénévent, p. 73, not cited in Stroński and Settipani (2004).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[225] Jean-Claude Chuat, in a private email to the author dated 16 May 2007. 

[226] ES III 776 (Les Vicomtes de Rochechouart I). 

[227] Limoges Saint-Etienne, CXVII, p. 135. 

[228] Bénévent, p. 130.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[229] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXI, p. 28.

[230] Bénévent, p. 130.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[231] Limoges Saint-Etienne, CXVII, p. 135. 

[232] Stroński (1914), p. 113 footnote 1. 

[233] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXLII, p. 116.

[234] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXLI, p. 108.

[235] Uzerche, 106, p. 144. 

[236] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXXI, p. 120.

[237] Labbe (ed.) Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensium, Bibl. Nov. Mss. II 738, reproduced in RHGF XII, p. 392.  

[238] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXXXII, p. 103.

[239] Grillon, L. and Reviriego, B. (eds.) (2000) Le Cartulaire de l'abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade (Archives départementales de la Dordogne) (“Chancelade”) 10, p. 37. 

[240] Bénévent, p. 73, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 111 footnote 1, and Settipani, p. 72 footnote 3. 

[241] Uzerche, 33, p. 66. 

[242] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXXXII, p. 103.

[243] Cartulaire de Saintes, no. 22, p. 29.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[244] Bibl. nat. Fr., D. Man., Latin 12771, Coll. Périgord, vol. 77, and Higounet, C. and Higounet-Nadal, A. (1996) Grand cartulaire de la Sauve-Majeure (Bordeaux).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[245] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXIII, p. 30.

[246] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXLIII, p. 116.

[247] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXIII, p. 30.

[248] Stroński (1914), p. 119 footnote 1 (continuation). 

[249] Bibl. nat. Fr., D. Man., Latin 12771, Coll. Périgord, vol. 77, and Higounet, C. and Higounet-Nadal, A. (1996) Grand cartulaire de la Sauve-Majeure (Bordeaux).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[250] Spicilegium, Vol. 3, p. 474. 

[251] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 160, cited by Stroński (1914), p. 120 footnote. 

[252] Labbe (ed.) Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensium, Bibl. Nov. Mss. II 738, reproduced in RHGF XII, p. 392.  

[253] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXIII, p. 30.

[254] Grillon, L. (ed.) (2004) Le Cartulaire de l'abbaye Notre-Dame de Dalon (Archives départementales de la Dordogne) (“Dalon Notre-Dame”) 506, p. 133. 

[255] Chancelade 13, p. 39. 

[256] Chancelade 14, p. 39. 

[257] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 260.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[258] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 221, cited by Stroński (1914), p. 122 footnote. 

[259] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 225.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[260] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXVI, p. 119.

[261] Clouzot, L. (ed.) (1867) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Etienne de Baigne (“Baigne Saint-Etienne”) LVIII, p. 36. 

[262] Saintes Notre-Dame, CLXXVI, p. 119.

[263] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXLII, p. 116.

[264] Uzerche, 33, p. 66. 

[265] Saintes Notre-Dame, CXXXII, p. 103.

[266] Chancelade 10, p. 37. 

[267] Chancelade 10, p. 37. 

[268] Uzerche, 517, p. 280. 

[269] Spicilegium, Vol. 3, p. 474. 

[270] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 160, cited by Stroński (1914), p. 120 footnote. 

[271] Saintes Notre-Dame, XXVI, p. 34.

[272] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 219.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[273] Chancelade 200, p. 121. 

[274] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 219.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[275] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 260.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[276] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 225.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[277] Stroński (1914), p. 19, which does not cite the source reference. 

[278] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 219.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[279] Gaufredi Prioris Vosiensis, Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis XXVI, RHGF XVIII, p. 212. 

[280] Chancelade 2, p. 33. 

[281] Chancelade 35, p. 51. 

[282] Chancelade 202, p. 122. 

[283] Chancelade 36, p. 52. 

[284] Dalon Notre-Dame 1120, p. 260. 

[285] Stroński (1914), pp. 20-3. 

[286] Chancelade 202, p. 122. 

[287] ES III 766. 

[288] Stroński (1914), pp. 8-33. 

[289] Chancelade 35, p. 51. 

[290] Chancelade 42, p. 55. 

[291] Coll. Périgord XXXIII, 373, LIII, 263 and LXXVIII, p. 4, quoted in Stroński (1914), pp. 139-9 footnote 1. 

[292] Dessalles, M. L. (1857) Histoire du Bugue (Périgueux), p. 21, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 28 footnote 3. 

[293] Dessalles, M. L. (1857) Histoire du Bugue (Périgueux), p. 21, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 28 footnote 3. 

[294] Bibl. nat. Fr. D. Mss., Latin 12.751-2 (Antiquitates Benedictianæ, Vasconia), Vol. I, p. 169, 'Catalogue des abbés de La Faise', quoted in Stroński (1914), p. 13. 

[295] Gallia Christiana (1715) II, 888, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 12. 

[296] Stroński (1914), pp. 12-16. 

[297] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 25, RHGF XII, p. 425. 

[298] Dalon Notre-Dame 743, p. 182. 

[299] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 219.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[300] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 226.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[301] Chancelade 35, p. 51. 

[302] Chancelade 36, p. 52. 

[303] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 41, RHGF XII, p. 426. 

[304] Chancelade 137, p. 96. 

[305] Chancelade 36, p. 52. 

[306] Catalogue des actes de Philippe Auguste, no. 1409, p. 320, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 141 footnote. 

[307] Duffus Hardy, T. (ed.) (1835) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, Vol. I, Pars 1 (London) ("Rotuli Litterarum Patentium"), 15 John, p. 112. 

[308] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 267.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[309] Chancelade 137, p. 96. 

[310] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fol. 13, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 142 footnote. 

[311] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fol. 13, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 142 footnote. 

[312] Viton, p. 28, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 144 footnote. 

[313] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 319.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[314] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fo. 28.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[315] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 70, fol. 210 ff, cited by Stroński (1914), p. 136 footnote (starting on p. 135), the author adding that a shorter version of the same report was published in Recueil des titres et autres pièces justificatives employés dans le mémoire sur la Constitution politique de la ville et cité de Périgueux (Paris, 1775), p. 48. 

[316] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fo. 28.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[317] Viton, p. 28, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 144 footnote. 

[318] Coll. Périgord, vol. 54, fol. 78.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[319] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fo. 31.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[320] Viton, p. 28, cited in Stroński (1914), p. 144 footnote. 

[321] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fol. 55.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[322] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 23, referring to Archives du Vatican, Registres d'Innocent IV, cot. Bullarum, tom. 1, an. IV, fol. 357, ep. 360.  Cited partially in Stroński (1914), p. 144 footnote. 

[323] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 78, fol. 55.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[324] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 26.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[325] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[326] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[327] Chartularium Raimondi comitis Tholosæ, vol. 6009, fol. 108, copied by Lépine in Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 26.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[328] Molinier, A. (ed.) (1894) Correspondance administrative d'Alfonse de Poitiers (Paris) (“Alfonse de Poitou Correspondance“), Tome II, 1431 and 1477, pp. 148 and 180. 

[329] Alfonse de Poitou Correspondance Tome II, 2117, p. 616. 

[330] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome VIII, Preuves, Chartes, 535, col. 1695. 

[331] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[332] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[333] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[334] Cited in Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 355, citing Archives de Pau, ch. 9, cote Donations no. 74 = Doat.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[335] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[336] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[337] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[338] Meaudre de Lapouyade, M. (1939) La Maison de Bordeaux et les premiers captaux de Buch (Bordeaux, Delmas), p. 91 footnote 368.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[339] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[340] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[341] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[342] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[343] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[344] Copy dated 1667 in Bibl. nat. France, D. Manuscrits, Provinces, Languedoc (Doat), Vol. 242, pp. 442-69, in Occitan followed by a French translation, p. 470. 

[345] Dubois, J. (ed.) ‘Inventaire des titres de la maison d’Albret’, Recueil des travaux de la Société d’agriculture, sciences et arts d’Agen, 2e série, Tome XVI (Agen, 1913), pp. 99-100. 

[346] Archives du Périgord, Sigillographie. No. 235 Périgord (Jeanne de), Dame de Lavardac.  Fragment d'un sceau rond d'environ 27mm, cire verte, appendu sur double queue de parchemin à une quittance datée de Lavardac 28 Apr 1341. 

[347] Archives nat. de Fr., JJ 75 (1343-1346): 5885 (fol. 212), Jan 1345.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[348] Johannes de Nugo, notary at Lavardac, Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 624 (1340-1345).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[349] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 736.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[350] Meaudre de Lapouyade (1939), p. 95. 

[351] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 622 (1330-1339).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[352] Shirley, W. W. (ed.) (1866) Royal and other historical letters illustrative of the reign of Henry III (London) ("Letters Henry III") Vol. II, DXLVIII, p. 172. 

[353] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 312.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[354] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 411.  Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 614.  Photograph of the document at http://Guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/E614/E614.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[355] Coll. Doat, Vol. 242, p. 497, 513.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[356] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 226.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[357] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[358] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome VIII, Preuves, Chartes, 535, col. 1695. 

[359] Coll. Doat, Vol. 242, p. 349, his letter to his seneschal in Agen. 

[360] Draft of this letter in Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 346, dated 1276 by Lépine.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[361] Arch. nat. Fr., Trésor des Chartes, boîte cotée Alençon, no. 12, and Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 356.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[362] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 26.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[363] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 49, citing Archives du Vatican, reg. de Boniface 8 an. II et III, coté 48 no. 39 et no. 179.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[364] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54. fol. 51, and Coll. Doat, Vol. 176, fol. 254. 

[365] Pasquier, F. & Courteault, H. (eds.) (1895) Chroniques romanes des comtes de Foix composées au XV siècle par Arnaud Esquerrier et Miégeville (Foix, Toulouse) ("Esquerrier"), p. 42. 

[366] Baluze, S. (1693) Vitæ Papæ Avenionensium (Paris), Tome II, XLV, col. 297. 

[367] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 254, citing Arch. Vatica., Reg. Joh. XXII, Secr. an. ix.x., tome V, fol. III, no. ep. 29.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[368] Anselme III, p. 72, citing Coll. Périgord. 

[369] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[370] Bibliothèque municipale de Bordeaux, manuscript no. 741, Titres de Castelnau {Castelnau-de-Médoc, Gironde}, cited in Meaudre de Lapouyade (1939), p. 107 footnote 421.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[371] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 132.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[372] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 210.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[373] Furgeot, H. (1920) Actes (jugés) du Parlement de Paris (1328-1350) (Paris), "Parlement de la Saint-Martin d'hiver de l'année" 1332, 736, 29 mai 1332 (VI, 322vo).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[374] Coll. Doat, Vol. 242, p. 693, and Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 618 (1318-1319).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[375] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[376] Coll. Périgord, fol. 93.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[377] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 254, citing Arch. Vatica., Reg. Joh. XXII, Secr. an. ix.x., tome V, fol. III, no. ep. 29.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[378] Baluze (1693), Tome II, XLV, col. 297. 

[379] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 603 and E. 838, copy at Bibl. nat. de Fra., Provinces, Périgord 54, fol. 187.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[380] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 774 (1327-1328).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[381] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 302, citing a document now at Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 607.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[382] Baluze (1693), Tome II, LXXXIX, col. 603. 

[383] Johannes de Nugo, notary at Lavardac, Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 624 (1340-1345).  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[384] Baluze (1693), Tome II, XCVIII, col. 628. 

[385] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 736.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[386] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 619, E. 638, and Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fol. 231.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[387] Baluze (1693), Tome II, XCVIII, col. 628. 

[388] Bibl.nat. Fr., Provinces, Doat, vol 242, f° 673 = ibid. Périgord, vol. 54, f° 220.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[389] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 54, fol. 356.  [J.-C. Chuat] 

[390] Dessalles, M. L. (1847) Périgueux et les deux derniers comtes de Périgord (Paris), Preuves, 'Saisie, mise à l'enchère et adjudication des biens que le comte de Périgord avait à Périgueux', p. 60. 

[391] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Arrêt du Parlement de Paris contre Archambaud V comte de Périgord', pp. 8-30. 

[392] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Saisie, mise à l'enchère et adjudication des biens que le comte de Périgord avait à Périgueux', pp. 30-68. 

[393] Dessalles (1847), p. 226. 

[394] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Testament d'Archambaud VI se disant comte de Périgord', p. 137

[395] Archives Historiques de la Saintonge et de l'Aunis Tome I (1874), Testaments Saintongeais, V, p. 185. 

[396] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Saisie, mise à l'enchère et adjudication des biens que le comte de Périgord avait à Périgueux', pp. 30-68. 

[397] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 634.  Photograph at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Pau/Villepelet_Pau.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[398] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Arrêt du Parlement de Paris contre Archambaud VI se disant comte de Périgord', pp. 77-93. 

[399] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Donation du comté de Périgord au duc d'Orléans', p. 93. 

[400] Particulars available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Charente/Documents%20Charente/Regnaud_de_Pons.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[401] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Testament d'Archambaud VI se disant comte de Périgord', p. 137

[402] Piraud, C. H. ‘Les tigres de Jean de Blois-Penthièvre au comté de Périgord’, Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord, t. 127 (2000), pp. 321-62.  [Information provided by Claude-Henri Piroud in a private email to the author dated 6 Dec 2008.]  

[403] Dujarric-Descombes, A. ‘Le second mariage d’Archambaud VI comte de Périgord’, Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord, t. 19 (1892), pp. 73-4, citing BNF, Fonds Périgord 55, ff. 320-23.  [Information provided by Claude-Henri Piroud in a private email to the author dated 6 Dec 2008.]  

[404] Dessalles (1847), p. 226. 

[405] Public Record Office, SC 8/289/14441, extract consulted at < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7721286&queryType=1&resultcount=41)> (8 Dec 2008). 

[406] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Testament d'Archambaud VI se disant comte de Périgord', p. 137. 

[407] Dessalles (1847), Preuves, 'Testament d'Archambaud VI se disant comte de Périgord', p. 137. 

[408] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 629 (1366-1369).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[409] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 629 (1350-1359).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[410] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 629 (1366-1369).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[411] Quoted by Barrois (2004) Jean I Comte d’Armagnac, son action et son monde (University of Lille), Appendice, pièce XVII, available at <http://documents.univ-lille3.fr/files/pub/www/recherche/theses/barrois-dominique/html/these_body.html>, citing Archives nationales Trésor des Chartes J 777, no. 9 and Bibliothèque nationale, n.a. fr. 7280, fol. 272-301v (consulted 22 Jun 2008). 

[412] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 629 (1366-1369).  Photograph of the document at http://www.guyenne.fr/Archives/ [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[413] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 630 (1370-1373).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[414] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 632 (1370-1373).  [J.-C. Chuat]

[415] According to ES X 113, her name was "Mahaut" but this is contradicted by the document referred to above. 

[416] Particulars available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Charente/Documents%20Charente/Regnaud_de_Pons.htm [20 May 2007].  [J.-C. Chuat]

[417] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137, and Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 369. 

[418] J. C. Chuat, in a private email to the author dated 13 Jun 2007. 

[419] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137. 

[420] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 369. 

[421] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137. 

[422] Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire XXXI, p. 85. 

[423] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIV, p. 20. 

[424] Adémar de Chabannes III, 20, p. 138. 

[425] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[426] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137. 

[427] Devic, Dom C. & Dom Vaissete (1840-42) Histoire Générale de Languedoc 2nd Edn. (Toulouse), Tome II, p. 413

[428] Manuel de Dhuoda, Introduction, 5, p. 52. 

[429] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 3rd Edn. Tome II, p. 301 footnote 3. 

[430] Jaurgain, J. de (1898) La Vasconie, étude historique et critique, première partie (Pau), pp. 381-2.

[431] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19 and 20, pp. 137 and 138. 

[432] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIV, p. 20. 

[433] Charroux, p. 48. 

[434] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XV, p. 20. 

[435] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[436] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, pp. 143 and 145. 

[437] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XVI, p. 21. 

[438] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 143. 

[439] Adémar de Chabannes III, 41, p. 165. 

[440] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1931) Le cartulaire de Saint-Cybard, No. 222, copy in archived départementales de la Charente, cote H.11, available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Cartulaires/Cartulaire_st_cybard_angouleme.htm [21 May 2007]. 

[441] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[442] Adémar de Chabannes III, 28, p. 149. 

[443] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[444] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[445] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1931) Le cartulaire de Saint-Cybard, No. 222, copy in archived départementales de la Charente, cote H.11, available at http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Cartulaires/Cartulaire_st_cybard_angouleme.htm [21 May 2007]. 

[446] Nanglard, J. (ed.) (1900) Cartulaire de l'église d'Angoulême (Angoulême) (“Angoulême”) 27, p. 26. 

[447] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19 and 20, pp. 137 and 138. 

[448] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIV, p. 20. 

[449] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XVI, p. 21. 

[450] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[451] Settipani (2004), p. 12. 

[452] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1930) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Cybard (Angoulême), no 211, p. 185, cited in Settipani (2004), p. 401. 

[453] Ademari Historiarum III.23, MGH SS IV, p. 126. 

[454] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[455] Imbart de la Tour, P. (ed.) (1893) Cartulaire de La Réole (Bordeaux), no. 135, p. 171, quoted in Settipani (2004), p. 164 footnote 6. 

[456] Cited in Settipani (2004), p. 165. 

[457] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[458] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[459] Cited in Settipani (2004), p. 165. 

[460] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[461] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[462] Ademari Historiarum III.28, MGH SS IV, p. 128. 

[463] Ademari Historiarum III.23, MGH SS IV, p. 126, which gives the date of her death without the year. 

[464] Adémar de Chabannes III, 21 and 23, pp. 140 and 145. 

[465] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIV, p. 20. 

[466] Chronicon sancti Maxentii Pictavensis, Chroniques des Eglises d'Anjou, p. 372. 

[467] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[468] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[469] Ademari Historiarum III.23, MGH SS IV, p. 126. 

[470] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5. 

[471] Chronico Richardi Pictavensis, RCGF 9, p.21. 

[472] Charroux, p. 48. 

[473] Richard (1903), Tome I, p. 76. 

[474] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[475] Adémar de Chabannes III, 23, p. 145. 

[476] Settipani (2004), p. 8. 

[477] Adémar de Chabannes III, 24, pp. 145-6. 

[478] Adémar de Chabannes III, 28, p. 149. 

[479] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XIX, p. 23. 

[480] Adémar de Chabannes III, 35, p. 157. 

[481] Debord, A. (ed.) (1982) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Amand-de-Boixe (Paris) (“Saint-Amand-de-Boixe”) 1, p. 91. 

[482] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 4, p. 95. 

[483] Saint-Maixent Vol. I, XXX, p. 45. 

[484] Saint-Maixent Vol. I, LVI, p. 171. 

[485] Nouaillé, 72, p. 118. 

[486] Adémar de Chabannes III, 35, p. 157. 

[487] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 4, p. 95. 

[488] Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, XLVII, p. 54. 

[489] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 1, p. 91. 

[490] Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, LXXI, p. 78. 

[491] Angoulême 28, p. 28. 

[492] Angoulême 13, p. 13. 

[493] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 35. 

[494] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXVI, p. 31. 

[495] Adémar de Chabannes III, 62, p. 192. 

[496] The year in which her mother died. 

[497] Adémar de Chabannes III, 41, p. 163. 

[498] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXIV, p. 27. 

[499] Bernard, A. (ed.) (1853) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Savigny (Paris) (“Savigny”) 633, p. 310. 

[500] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 1, p. 91. 

[501] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 1, p. 91. 

[502] Adémar de Chabannes III, 41, p. 163. 

[503] Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, LXXI, p. 78. 

[504] Saint-Jean d'Angély CCLI, p. 306. 

[505] Ademari Historiarum III.41, MGH SS IV, p. 134. 

[506] Adémar de Chabannes III, 62, p. 192. 

[507] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXVII and XXIX, pp. 32-3. 

[508] Adémar de Chabannes III, 68, p. 194. 

[509] Chronique de Guitres, p. 100. 

[510] ES III 817. 

[511] ES III 563. 

[512] Art de vérifier les dates, p. 729, cited in Richard, Vol. II, p. 122 footnote 25. 

[513] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 3, p. 94. 

[514] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 35. 

[515] ES III 563. 

[516] Art de vérifier les dates, p. 729, cited in Richard, Vol. II, p. 122 footnote 25. 

[517] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 3, p. 94. 

[518] Jaurgain (1898), p. 243, quoting Raymond, P. (ed.) (1873) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint Jean de Sorde (Paris, Pau) ("Sorde Saint-Jean"), 40, p. 31.

[519] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 35. 

[520] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 3, p. 94. 

[521] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 5, p. 97. 

[522] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 3, p. 94. 

[523] Adémar de Chabannes III, 41, p. 163. 

[524] Adémar de Chabannes III, 41, p. 163. 

[525] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 1, p. 91. 

[526] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 35. 

[527] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), CXX, p. 63. 

[528] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 5, p. 97. 

[529] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, XXV, col. 478. 

[530] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[531] Savigny 633, p. 310. 

[532] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 35. 

[533] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXI, p. 37. 

[534] Obituaires de Lyon I, Abbaye de Savigny, p. 355.       

[535] Angoulême 49, p. 68. 

[536] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[537] Savigny 633, p. 310. 

[538] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 5, p. 97. 

[539] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, XXV, col. 478. 

[540] Besly, J. (1647) Histoire des comtes de Poictou et ducs de Guyenne (Paris), Preuves, p. 339. 

[541] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXI, p. 37. 

[542] Besly (1647), p. 407. 

[543] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, p. 37, footnote 1. 

[544] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 97, p. 143. 

[545] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 40. 

[546] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 40. 

[547] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 97, p. 143. 

[548] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 97, p. 143. 

[549] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 41, RHGF XII, p. 425. 

[550] Uzerche, 183, p. 165. 

[551] Cluny Tome IV, 3383, p. 479. 

[552] Uzerche, 43 and 74, pp. 76 and 115. 

[553] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[554] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, XXV, col. 478. 

[555] Besly (1647), Preuves, p. 339. 

[556] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 98,  p. 143. 

[557] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), CCCCXXIV, p. 171. 

[558] Archives Historiques de la Saintonge et de l’Aunis, Tome XLI (Paris, Saintes, 1911), Barbezieux, son prieuré aux XI-XII siècles, ses origines bordelaises, ses premiers seigneurs (“Barbezieux (1911)”), I, p. 1. 

[559] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), CCXXX, p. 105. 

[560] Barbezieux Notre-Dame (1911), CCLX, p. 82. 

[561] Barbezieux Notre-Dame (1911), VI, p. 5. 

[562] Barbezieux Notre-Dame (1911), VII, p. 5. 

[563] Besly (1647), p. 407. 

[564] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[565] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, XXV, col. 478. 

[566] Cholet, l'abbé (ed.) (1868) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Etienne de Baigne (en Saintonge) (Niort) (“Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet)”), CCCI, p. 134. 

[567] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), 230, p. 105. 

[568] Cluny Tome IV, 3495, p. 610. 

[569] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), 495, p. 201. 

[570] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), LXXXVII, p. 52. 

[571] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), 495, p. 201. 

[572] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, Instrumenta, XXV, col. 478. 

[573] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[574] Savigny 633, p. 310. 

[575] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXII, p. 37. 

[576] Besly (1647), Preuves, p. 339. 

[577] Charroux IV, p. 91. 

[578] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXII, p. 38. 

[579] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[580] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIII, p. 39. 

[581] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), CCLXXXVIII, p. 127. 

[582] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 41. 

[583] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 40. 

[584] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 97, p. 143. 

[585] Angoulême 117, p. 106. 

[586] Angoulême 140, p. 133. 

[587] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), XLVIII, p. 31. 

[588] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), LXXV, p. 47. 

[589] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), XX, p. 21. 

[590] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), CCLXXXVIII, p. 127. 

[591] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXV, p. 45. 

[592] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXII, p. 43. 

[593] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 44. 

[594] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 44. 

[595] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), XLVIII, p. 31. 

[596] Angoulême 117, p. 106. 

[597] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), XX, p. 21. 

[598] Charroux XXXI, p. 136. 

[599] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[600] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[601] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[602] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[603] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[604] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVIII, p. 61. 

[605] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[606] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVIII, p. 61. 

[607] RHC, Historiens occidentaux II, Historia Rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum ("L'estoire de Eracles Empereur et la conqueste de la terre d'Outremer") (“WT”) XIX.VIII, p. 894. 

[608] WT XIX.IX, pp. 894-5, and Runciman, S. (1978) A History of the Crusades (Penguin), Vol. 2, p. 367. 

[609] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVIII, p. 61. 

[610] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 44. 

[611] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet), XX, p. 21. 

[612] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 44. 

[613] Barbezieux (1911), CXI, p. 40. 

[614] Stroński (1914), p. 73. 

[615] Hardy, T. D. (1837) Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londonensi asservati, Vol. 1 (London) (“Rotuli Chartarum”), p. 196. 

[616] Rotuli Chartarum, Vol. I, p. 196. 

[617] Rotuli Chartarum, Vol. 1, p. 196. 

[618] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 37, RHGF XII, p. 431. 

[619] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXVI, p. 56. 

[620] Angoulême 154, p. 146. 

[621] Dalon Notre-Dame 739, p. 180. 

[622] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 254,  p. 238. 

[623] Castaigne, E. (ed.) (1869) Documents historiques sur l'Angoûmois, Tome I (Paris), p. 126. 

[624] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 71, RHGF XII, p. 447. 

[625] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 41, RHGF XII, p. 425. 

[626] Dalon Notre-Dame 870, p. 210. 

[627] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 53, RHGF XII, p. 438. 

[628] Tulle Saint-Martin no. 490, p. 261. 

[629] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 53, RHGF XII, p. 438. 

[630] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[631] Leroux, A., Molinier, E, and Thomas, A. (1883) Documents Historiques bas-latins, provençaux et français concernant principalement La Marche et Le Limousin (Limoges) ("Documents historiques Limousin bas-Latins (1883)”), Tome I, Obituaire de Saint-Marciale, p. 77. 

[632] Documents historiques sur l'Angoûmois, Tome I (Paris, 1869), p. 126. 

[633] Dalon Notre-Dame 741, p. 181. 

[634] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[635] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 253, p. 237. 

[636] Baigne Saint-Etienne (Cholet) DVIII, p. 208. 

[637] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 72, RHGF XII, p. 448. 

[638] Métais, C. (ed.) (1910) Chartes Vendômoises (Vendôme) CXXXI, p. 163. 

[639] Grandmaison, C. L. (1865) Le livre des serfs de l’abbaye de Marmoutier, Appendix, LX, p. 186. 

[640] Painter ‘The Houses of Lusignan and Châtellerault 1150-1250’, Cazel, F. A. (ed.) (1961) Feudalism and Liberty – Articles and Addresses of Sidney Painter (Baltimore) (reprinted from Speculum, Vol. XXX, no. 3 (Jul 1955), pp. 374-84), p. 80, citing Thomas, G. (1934) Cartulaire des comtes de la Marche (Angoulême), pp. 40-3 (not yet consulted). 

[641] Documents historiques sur l'Angoûmois, Tome I (Paris, 1869), p. 126. 

[642] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[643] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 253, p. 237. 

[644] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 72, RHGF XII, p. 448. 

[645] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[646] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 72, RHGF XII, p. 448. 

[647] Documents historiques sur l'Angoûmois, Tome I (Paris, 1869), p. 129. 

[648] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 253, p. 237. 

[649] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Hôtel-Dieu de Provins, p. 928. 

[650] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 874. 

[651] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 256, p. 240. 

[652] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes I, 741, p. 272. 

[653] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Hôtel-Dieu de Provins, p. 928. 

[654] Layettes du Trésor des Chartes II, 3367, p. 574. 

[655] Stevenson, J. (ed.) (1875) Radulphi de Coggeshall Chronicon Anglicanum (London) ("Ralph of Coggeshall"), p. 135. 

[656] Florentii Wigornensis Monachi Chronicon, Continuatio, p. 164. 

[657] Luard, H. R. (ed.) (1874) Matthæi Parisiensis, Monachi Sancti Albani, Chronica Majora (London) (“Matthew Paris”), Vol. II, 1200, pp. 462 and 467. 

[658] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 304, p. 272. 

[659] Matthew Paris, Vol. IV, 1242, p. 253, specifying her place of death, and 1246, p. 563. 

[660] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[661] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[662] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 302, p. 270. 

[663] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 315, p. 283. 

[664] Saint-Amand-de-Boixe 317, p. 284. 

[665] Jaurgain (1902), p. 118, quoting Cartulaire de la Grande-Sauve, Oïhenart, I, c., fo. 165. 

[666] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 876. 

[667] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 876. 

[668] Chronicon Bernardi Iterii, p. 66. 

[669] Rotuli Chartarum, 1 John, p. 58. 

[670] Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, CLXXXIV, p. 214. 

[671] Duval, L. (ed.) (1872) Cartulaire de l’abbaye royale de Notre-Dame des Châtelliers (Niort) ("Notre-Dame des Châtelliers"), X, p. 14. 

[672] Ralph of Coggeshall, p. 135. 

[673] Ralph of Coggeshall, p. 138. 

[674] Delisle, L. (1856) Catalogue des actes de Philippe Auguste (Paris), Appendix, 1182, p. 515, and Delisle, L. ‘Les vicomtes de Châtellerault’, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Chartes, Vol. XXXIII (1872), pp. 317-9. 

[675] Richard, A. (ed.) (1887) Chartes et documents pour servir à l'histoire de l'abbaye de Saint-Maixent, Archives historiques du Poitou Tome XVIII (Poitiers) ("Saint-Maixent") Vol. II, CCCCXVI, p. 38. 

[676] Notre-Dame des Châtelliers, IV and XX, pp. 6 and 25. 

[677] Toulgoët-Treanna, E. de (1884) Histoire de Vierzon et de l’abbaye de Saint-Pierre (Paris), p. 114 footnote 4, quoting the extract in full, without citation reference, incorrectly attributed to Jacobus de Vitriaco Historia Orientalis

[678] ES III.4 816. 

[679] Prou, M. & Vidier, A. (eds.) (1907-12) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (Paris) ("Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire"), Vol. II, CCLXXVIII, p. 166. 

[680] Ralph of Coggeshall, p. 135.