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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                VICOMTES d'AULNAY. 3

Chapter 2.                VICOMTES de BROSSE. 15

A.         VICOMTES de BROSSE.. 15

B.         SEIGNEURS de BOUSSAC et de SAINTE-SEVERE.. 27

Chapter 3.                SIRES de CHABANAIS. 30

A.         SIRES de CHABANAIS.. 30

B.         SIRES de CHABANAIS (MATHA/MONTBRON) 37

Chapter 4.                CHABOT. 47

Chapter 5.                SIRES de CHARENTON. 64

Chapter 6.                SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-LARCHER. 66

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS de CHÂTELAILLON. 69

Chapter 8.                VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT. 73

A.         VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT. 73

B.         VICOMTE de CHÂTELLERAULT (MAINGOT, SEIGNEURS de SURGERES) 87

Chapter 9.                SIRES de CHAUVIGNY, SIRES de DEOLS, SIRES d’ISSOUDUN. 91

A.         SIRES de CHAUVIGNY.. 91

B.         SIRES de DEOLS.. 95

C.        SIRES d'ISSOUDUN.. 104

D.        SIRES d'ISSOUDUN (DEOLS) 107

E.         SIRES de BOMMIERS.. 114

F.         SIRES de CULANT. 117

Chapter 10.              SEIGNEURS de l'ISLE-BOUCHARD. 122

Chapter 11.              SEIGNEURS de LA GARNACHE. 126

Chapter 12.              SEIGNEURS de LEZAY. 130

Chapter 13.              SIRES de LUSIGNAN. 133

Chapter 14.              VICOMTES de MAILLEZAIS. 154

Chapter 15.              SEIGNEURS de MAULEON. 156

Chapter 16.              SEIGNEURS de MONTAIGU. 165

Chapter 17.              SEIGNEURS de MONTFAUCON [en-Poitou] 171

Chapter 18.              SEIGNEURS de MORTEMER. 171

Chapter 19.              BARONS d’OLERON (FORZ) 176

Chapter 20.              SIRES de PARTHENAY. 180

Chapter 21.              SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT. 189

Chapter 22.              SEIGNEURS de TALMOND. 191

Chapter 23.              VICOMTES de THOUARS. 196

Chapter 24.              SEIGNEURS de VIVONNE. 223

Chapter 25.              OTHER NOBILITY in POITOU. 236

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The duchy of Aquitaine was a disparate territory, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the western border of the duchy of Burgundy.  The northern part of the duchy consisted of the county of Poitou, whose vassals included the Vicomtes d'Aulnay, Vicomtes de Châtellerault, Vicomtes de Maillezais, and Vicomtes de Thouars, as well as the Seigneurs de Lastours and the Sires de Lusignan, and whose families are set out in the present document. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    VICOMTES d'AULNAY

 

 

The families of the vicomtes in the area of Aulnay within the county of Poitou can be reconstructed into two separate groups.  The family in which the name "Mainard" was predominant and the family of the "Cadelon" vicomtes.  The relationship, if any, between the two family groups has not been established.  Members of the "Cadelon" family are recorded as vicomtes from [921] until the early 13th century when the family became extinct in the male line and the title Vicomte d'Aulnay passed to the family of the Sires de Taillebourg.  The "Mainard" vicomtes were more short-lived, mentioned first in 914 and for the last time in [990].  As noted in Part A below, it is likely that the family became extinct with the death of Vicomte Gombaud in [990]. 

 

A study of the short-lived "Mainard" family raises some interesting general questions concerning the jurisdiction of the vicomtes within the county of Poitou in the 10th and 11th centuries.  The "Mainard" vicomtes are named only in the charters of the cartulary of Saint-Jean d'Angély.  They are completely absent from the charters of the abbeys of Poitiers Saint-Cyprien and Saint-Maixent which both include numerous references to the main "Cadelon" family, the latter also being named frequently in Saint-Jean d'Angély charters.  It does appear that both families were vicomtes over all or part of the "pagus Alniense" as this was the location of property which was the subject of donations both by the "Mainard" and the "Cadelon" vicomtes, although no primary source has been identified in which the “Mainard” vicomtes were referred to as vicomtes d’Aulnay.  Assuming that both families did live within the "pagus Alniense", this raises the issue of the potential overlap of jurisdiction between the different vicomtes.  It is of course possible that the title "vicomte" was simply assigned by the Comte de Poitou to the principal nobles who seconded him in governing his county without any geographic attribution.  If this is correct, it would be irrelevant from a jurisdictional perspective that the castles of both families happened to be located within the same pagus.  It would also present an interesting parallel with the situation of the nobility in Germany where titles linked to geographic locations only emerged in the 12th century.  A similar change appears to have occurred in Poitou in the mid- to late-11th century, as the earliest explicit mention of a "Vicomte d'Aulnay" is in the Saint-Jean d'Angély charter dated [1060/91] of "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco…et filius eius Kalo"[1]

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES [d'AULNAY] (FAMILY of MAINARD)

 

 

1.         MAINARD [I] (-after Jul [921]).  Vicomte.  "Maingaudi vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated 29 Jun 914 under which "Bertaidis fœmina" donated property "in pago Pictavo…in vicaria Ranciacensi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély[2].  "Iterius" donated property "in pago Briocense…villa…Lupchiacus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jul [921] subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Mainardi vicecomitis, Kaldelmi vicarii…"[3]

 

 

It is assumed that Mainard [II] was a descendant of Mainard [I].  However, the chronology suggests that there must have been an intermediate generation, although there is no reference in any of the cartularies which have been studied to any vicecomes who could have been the son of the first Mainard and father of the second.  One possibility is that Mainard [II] was the son of a daughter of Mainard [I], her husband having died young before he could assume the title vicomte. 

 

1.         MAINARD [II] (-[986]).  Vicomte [d’Aulnay].  "Aimericus et uxor sua…Milesenda" sold "salina mea…in pago Alieninse in marisco…Truncca" to "Mainardi vicecomes et coniux sua Rixenda" by charter dated Feb 957 or 960, signed by "…Arbertus vicecomes, Hadelus vicecomes…"[4].  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][5].  "Mainardus et uxor mee…Rixendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alienense in vicaria ipsius" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [986][6]m RIXENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Aimericus et uxor sua…Milesenda" sold "salina mea…in pago Alieninse in marisco…Truncca" to "Mainardi vicecomes et coniux sua Rixenda" by charter dated Feb 957 or 960[7].  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][8].  Mainard [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GOMBAUD (-[990] or before).  "Mainardus et uxor sua…Riccendis sive filius noster Gombaldus uxorque eius…Emma" donated property "in pago Alniense villa vel insula Tresuc" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [966][9].  It is likely that Gombaud died without issue considering that no children are named in his widow's donation dated [990].  m ([966] or before) EMMA, daughter of ---.  "Emma quæ fuit uxor Gombaldi vicecomitis" donated property "post mortem eius…in pago Alienense sub castero Ingeriaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély for the souls of "patris sui Mainardi sive matre sua Rixendi" by charter dated [990][10]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES d'AULNAY (FAMILY of CADELON)

 

 

The relationship between the first two vicomtes named Cadelon has not been confirmed, although it is likely that they were father and son.  Europäische Stammtafeln[11] shows a third Cadelon in the series between the individuals who are shown below as Cadelon [I] and Cadelon [II].  However, from a chronological point of view it is more likely that there were only two different vicomtes Cadelon mentioned between [921] and [967].  The same source also shows yet another Cadelon between the ones shown below as Cadelon [III] and Cadelon [IV].  However, assigning broad estimated birth date ranges to each individual in this family shows that there is probably insufficient time for another generation, although it is recognised that this is an inevitably inaccurate process.  The name "Cadelon" suggests a connection with "Chadalhoh[Kadelonis", the name of several counts in Carinthia and Bavaria between the 9th and 11th centuries.

 

 

1.         CADELON [I] ([880/90][12]-after Dec 948).  "Iterius" donated property "in pago Briocense…villa…Lupchiacus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jul [921] subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Mainardi vicecomitis, Kaldelmi vicarii…"[13].  "Aimericus vicecomes et advocatus sancti Maxentii" claimed the return of property to the abbey from "Godobaldus et Ermenbertus" by charter dated 28 Apr 925 subscribed by "Heldegarii vicecomiti, Saverici vicecomiti…Kadœlonis"[14].  "Cadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed the donation by "Rotbertus clericus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [932/36][15].  "Cadelonis" subscribed the donation by "Tetelo episcopus in via domni Froterii episcopi" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 936[16].  "Willelmi comitis, Hugoni comitis, item Hugoni, Savarici vicecomitis, Kadeloni vicecomitis, Adraldi vicecomitis, Radulfi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated [936/37] ("anno I Ludovico regnante") under which "Senegundis" donated "alodem suum in pago Alienense, in vicaria Basiacinse in villa…Fornax…" to St Cyprien, Poitiers[17].  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Mar 939 subscribed by "…Rorgoni, Kadeloni…"[18].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated Jun 941 under which "Gumbaldus et Gosselinus et uxor mea Gausbergis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Marniacense in villa de Lidemniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély[19].  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Dec 948 subscribed by "…Cadeloni, iterum Cadeloni vicarii…"[20]m GEILA, daughter of ---.  "Cadelonum…vicecomes et Ermenfredum abbatem sancti Maxentii" agreed an exchange of property by charter dated Dec 928 subscribed by "uxori suæ Geilæ"[21]

 

2.         CADELON [II] ([915/20][22]-[967/87).  "Guillelmum…Pictavorum comes" transferred land by charter dated Dec 948 subscribed by "…Cadeloni, iterum Cadeloni vicarii…"[23]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Cadeloni vicecomiti…"[24].  "…Chadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [960] which records the restoration by "Eblo episcopus Lemovice civitatis et comes Pictavorum" of the abbey of Saint-Maixent[25].  "…Cadelonis vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated [963/75] under which "nobilis quedam mulier Oda" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro redemptione anime sue et senioris sui Isemberti"[26].  "…Cadeloni vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[27].  "Adraldo vicecomes, Arbertus vicecomes, Kadeloni vicecomes…" subscribed the charter dated Jan 969 under which "Wilelmus…Aquitaniensium dux et cœnobii…Hylarii abbas" donated property to "Mainardo", at the request of "patruus noster domnus Ebolus, sancte Lemovicensis sedis episcopus atque…beati Hylarii archiclavus"[28]m firstly SENEGUNDIS, daughter of --- (-[May 964/966]).  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Senegundis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "…Kadelonis filii ipsorum, Adraldi vicecomitis"[29].  "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis" donated property "in pago Briocinse in ipsa vicaria…villam Vindolemia…et in pago Aunisio" to the abbey of Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Ebuli, Ebboni, Kadeloni, Ode, Goscelmi…"[30].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[31].  These two donations were probably made when Senegundis was dying (although neither document expressly states this to be the case) as her husband is recorded within two years with his second wife.  m secondly ARSENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et frater eius vicecomes Ebblus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 966 or 967[32].  The reference to Ebles clarifies that this document refers to Cadelon [III] not to his son Cadelon [IV] (whose wife was also named Arsendis).  Cadelon [II] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         CADELON [III] ([940/50]-after [1010]).  "…Kadeloni" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis", which may refer to their son[33]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[34].  "…Cadeloni vicecomitis…" 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[35].  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[36].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[37]m ARSENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et filii ipsorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 987 or 988[38].  The reference to "filii ipsorum" indicates that this charter does not refer to Cadelon [II] whose second wife named Arsendis was not the mother of his known children.  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[39].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][40].  Cadelon [III] & his wife had five children: 

i)          CADELON [IV] ([970/85]-[1026] or after).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[41]Vicomte d'Aulnay

-         see below

ii)         HUGUES (-[1010/25]).  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[42].  Hugues must have died before [1025] as he is not named in the charter of his brother Cadelon of that date. 

iii)        RAOUL (-[1025] or after).  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][43].   

iv)       CONSTANTIN (-after 1031).  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][44].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][45].  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[46].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[47]

v)        ALDEARDE [Ildiarde] (-after [1026]).  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][48]

b)         RAOUL (-after [990/99]).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[49]

c)         ALDEARDE (-[1020]).  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to the Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[50], "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…"[51].  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"[52]m firstly ARBERT [I] Vicomte de Thouars, son of (-before Jan 987).  m secondly (before 13 May 988) as his second wife, ARNAUD "Mancer" Comte d'Angoulême, illegitimate son of GUILLAUME II "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his mistress --- (-[4] Mar [989/91]). 

3.         EBLES (-after [966/67]).  "Ebuli…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis", referring to the brother of Cadelon [III] as clarified by the charter dated 966 or 967[53].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[54].  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et frater eius vicecomes Ebblus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 966 or 967[55]

4.         [ODA --- (-after 964).  "…Ode…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis"[56] and also the charter of the same date under which "Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Maixent[57].  This suggests a close family relationship with Cadelon [III], who may have been the brother of Oda.  "Nobilis quedam mulier Oda" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro redemptione anime sue et senioris sui Isemberti" with the consent of "filii sui Petri Pictavensium episcopi necnon fratris eius Rotberti" by charter dated [963/75], subscribed by "…Cadelonis vicecomitis"[58]m ISEMBERT, brother of ROBERT, son of --- (-before [963/75]). 

 

 

CADELON [IV], son of CADELON [III] Vicomte d'Aulnay & his second wife Arsende --- ([970/85]-[1026] or after).  "…Cadeleni vicecomitis, item Kadeleni filii sui, Radulfi fratris sui, item Cadeleni Sancti Maxentii" subscribed a charter dated [990/99] under which "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien[59].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[60].  Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "…Cadilonis vicecomitis, Odolrici vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[61].  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][62].  "Kadelonis vicecomitis…sive fratres…unus Radulphus alter quoque Constantinus et mater nostra Arsenda" donated property "in pago Alienense proper castrum super aqua Oriols" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1025][63].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][64].  "Engelbaldus Sancti Hilarii canonicus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1021/29] subscribed by "…Kadelonis vicecomitis…"[65].  [1026]. 

m AMELINE, daughter of ---.  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[66].  This charter is dated to [1000] in the compilation, although there is no indication of the date in the text.  If this supposed date is correct, "Vuillelmus vicecomes" must have been the son of Cadelon [V] by an otherwise unknown first wife Ameline.  "Constantini avunculi sui" would then have been an otherwise unknown brother of Cadelon [V] or, if "avunculus" is given the strict sense, the brother of Ameline.  The latter possibility is unlikely as the mother of Constantin, son of Cadelon [V], is recorded as Arsinde in another document (see above).  It is therefore implausible that the name Constantin (unknown in earlier generations in the family) was introduced from his father's previous wife.  The reconstruction on the basis of the [1000] date is therefore unsatisfactory.  A more plausible explanation can be constructed if it assumed that the date [1000] is incorrect.  This opens the possibility that "Vuillelmus vicecomes" was the son of Cadelon [VI], "Amelinæ matris suæ" the wife of Cadelon [VI], and "Constantini avunculi sui" was the brother of Cadelon [VI] who is recorded elsewhere.  In addition, the document is subscribed, among others, by "Israel".  This is also the name of the donor of property in a charter dated [1060/91] in the same compilation, which is consented to by "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco" who is presumably Guillaume son of Cadelon [VI] (see below)[67].  "Gelia famula Christi" donated property "in pago Santonico" to Saint-Jean d'Angély subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis, Amelæ uxoris suæ, Vuillelmi vicecomitis, Arnaldi filii Eblonis", which also appears consistent with the hypothesis set out above concerning the identity of Ameline[68].  This last charter is dated to [1012] in the compilation but there is no indication in the text that this date is correct.  Assuming that "Vuillelmi vicecomitis" is the son of Cadelon [VI], it is probable that the actual date of the charter is later.  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][69]

Cadelon [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] ([1005/10]-after Jun 1070).  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][70].  "…Cataloni vicecomitis, Gulielmi filius sui…" subscribed a charter dated Aug [1024/25] under which "Adraldus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[71].  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][72]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Ermengardis et maritus eius Aleardus Rosellus" donated property to St Cyprien "pro anima Odonis Rachain senioris sui primi cum filiis suis" by charter dated [1040] subscribed by "…Guillelmi vicecomitis, Kadelmi filii eius"[73].  “Guillaume vicomte d’Aunay et...son fils Cadelon” confirmed “l’eglise de Saint-Martin de Pons en Saintonge” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 1067[74].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui"[75].  "Willelmus vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jun 1070 subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis"[76]m (before [1028]) ALDEARDE, daughter of ---.  "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris suæ Aleardis" subscribed a charter dated [1028] under which "Hairois et uxor mea Aleardis" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[77].  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[78].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         CADELON [V] ([1030/35]-after 1098).  "Constantinus vicecomes" donated property "in vicario castro Auniaco" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Mar [1031/60] subscribed by "Vuillelmi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filius eius Cadelonis"[79].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes Auniacensis" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1064] subscribed by "Kaledonis filii sui"[80].  “Guillaume vicomte d’Aunay et...son fils Cadelon” confirmed “l’eglise de Saint-Martin de Pons en Saintonge” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated 1067[81].  "Vuillelmo vicecomite de Auniaco…et filius eius Kalo" consented to a donation of property by "Israel" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1060/91][82]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Cadelo Oenacensis vicecomes" renounced rights over lands held by Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1071[83].  “Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay, tant en son nom qu’en celui de sa femme” donated “l’eglise de Saint-Just située dans son chàteau d’Aunay pour y établir un monastère” to Saint-Florent de Saumur by charter dated to [1070/86][84].  “...Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay et...Florence sa femme” confirmed the donation of “l’eglise de Sept-Fons diocèse de Poitiers” to Saint-Florent de Saumur made by “Bernard prêtre d’Aunay et son fils Cléophas” by charter dated 1072[85].  "Kalo vicecomes de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Vuillelmus filius meus"[86].  "Chales vicecomes Oenaii" renounced rights relating to "homines Sancti Juliani" in favour of Notre-Dame de Saintes by charter dated 22 Jun 1098[87].  He took part in the First Crusade in 1098.  m firstly FLORENCE, daughter of --- (-[1080] or after).  “...Cadelon vicomte d’Aunay et...Florence sa femme” confirmed the donation of “l’eglise de Sept-Fons diocèse de Poitiers” to Saint-Florent de Saumur made by “Bernard prêtre d’Aunay et son fils Cléophas” by charter dated 1072[88].  "Kadelo vicecomes…coniunx mea…Florentia" donated property "duas partes Sancti Severi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080], specifying that "tertiam partem datam a patre meo"[89]m secondly (after [1080]) JULIENNE, daughter of ---.  "Gofredus dapifer de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated to [1090] which names "Kalonis vicecomitis de Auniaco atque Julianæ vicecomitissæ uxoris suæ et filorum suorum" subscribed by "Kalone vicecomite et Kalone filii eius"[90].  Cadelon [V] & his first wife had three children: 

i)          CADELON [VI] (-after [1090]).  "Kalone vicecomite et Kalone filii eius" witnessed the charter dated [1090] under which "Gofredus dapifer de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély, naming "Kalonis vicecomitis de Auniaco atque Julianæ vicecomitissæ uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum"[91]

ii)         GUILLAUME [II] "Asselli" ([1050/70]-1130 or after).  "Kalo vicecomes de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Vuillelmus filius meus"[92].  Guillaume must have been the son of Cadelon [VII] by his first wife, assuming that the date of this charter is correct.  Vicomte d'Aulnaym ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

(a)       FOULQUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(b)       [CADELON [VII] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnay.]  m EGILDIS, daughter of --- (-15 Apr ----).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Cadelon [VII] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       GUILLAUME [III] "Amanerii" .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnaym MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1199.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had two children: 

a.         GUILLAUME [IV] (-[1201/03]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnaym as her first husband, EUSTACHIE d'Argenton Dame de Chemillé, daughter of PIERRE d'Argenton & his wife Sibylle de Mortagne (-after 1244).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly ([1203]) as his second wife, Guy de Thouars Duke of Brittany. 

b.         JEANNE (-1235, bur Tusson).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse d'Aulnaym as his first wife, GEOFFROY [VI] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg, son of GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-Sep 1263). 

(2)       CADELON .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

iii)        MICIA .  "Vicecomite Cadilone…similiter quoque Micia uxor Hugonis soror vicecomitis" sold property "molendini de Ficariis" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter[93], arranged in the compilation after another charter dated [1070/86] under which "Cadalo vicecomes de Castro…Oenacus et uxor mea" makes a donation to the same abbey[94] which suggests that Micia may have been his sister.  m HUGUES ---. 

2.         [ADEMAR .  "Vuillelmus vicecomes" donated property "in pago Santonico in loco…Pinus" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter subscribed by "Amelinæ matris suæ, Constantini avunculi sui, Israeli, Josselmi, Adamari fratris sui…"[95].  It is unclear whether Ademar was the brother of the donor or of the witness "Josselmi" whose name precedes Ademar in the list of subscribers.] 

3.         ADELAIDE (-after [1026]).  "Kadelo vicecomes" donated property "in pago Alniense in vicario Santi Joannis" with the consent of "filio meo Vuillelmo necnon fratre meo Constantino atque sorore mee Ildiardi et filia mea Adelaidi" to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1026][96]

4.         [SENEGONDE .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Senegunda" as the wife of "Ademarum"[97].  "Guido vicecomes et Emma uxor mea" granted privileges to the abbey of Tourtoirac, with the consent of "Ademaro filio meo et uxore eius Senegunde…filio meo Petrone et uxore eius Sulpitia" and "…Guidone de Turribus…", by charter dated 1025[98].  "Ademarus vicecomes, filius Widonis vicecomitis et…coniunx mea…Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Marcial, Limoges, with the consent of "filiorum nostrorum Widonis ac Gauzfredi", undated [99].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[100], her son Guy was nepos of the Vicomte d'Aulnay in 1067, which if correct means that she was probably the daughter of Cadelon [VI] Vicomte d'Aulnay.  This statement is presumably based on the 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[101]m ADEMAR [I] Vicomte de Limoges et de Ségur, son of GUY [I] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Emma de Ségur (-Palestine 12 Aug [after 1019]).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    VICOMTES de BROSSE

 

 

A.      VICOMTES de BROSSE

 

 

The castle of Brosse was located in Berry, in the commune of Chaillac, arrondissement Le Blanc, in the present-day French département of Indre.  The reconstruction of the family of the early Vicomtes de Brosse is uncertain.  It is shown below without square brackets, but the difficulty is that, as so little information has been verified in primary source documents, it is a question of showing everything or nothing square bracketed.  The reconstruction shown in the present document is based almost exclusively on the 17th and 18th century authors Le Laboureur (as reproduced by Beauchet-Filleau[102]) and Père Anselme[103], neither of which give precise primary source citations.  The outline has been more or less adopted in modern secondary sources, such as Europäische Stammtafeln, without question.  In some cases, reference is made in these old secondary sources to donations made on specific dates which, if correct, provide a factual basis for some of the information.  In addition, some references have been found in published cartularies, particulary Saint-Benoît-du-Loire in relation to donations to the affiliated church of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault which was located near the castle of Brosse.  Additional references to the vicomtes de Brosse are apparently found in the Cartulaire des seigneurs de Châteauroux[104], but this work has not yet been consulted.  Until more primary source information emerges, it is recommended that the reconstruction should be treated with caution.  The family is interesting for later history particularly because a junior branch inherited the county of Penthièvre in the 1430s by marriage, and in the later 15th century made several important dynastic marriages, including with the comtes de Savoie, although they fall outside the main chronological scope of Medieval Lands

 

 

1.         [RAOULVicomte [de Brosse].  "Willelmi comitis, Hugoni comitis, item Hugoni, Savarici vicecomitis, Kadeloni vicecomitis, Adraldi vicecomitis, Radulfi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated [936/37] ("anno I Ludovico regnante") under which "Senegundis" donated "alodem suum in pago Alienense, in vicaria Basiacinse in villa…Fornax…" to St Cyprien, Poitiers[105].  Richard states that Guillaume I “Tête d'Etoupes/Caput-stupæ” Comte de Poitou created Raoul as vicomte de Brosse to assure his northern frontier against the king of France[106].  He cites no primary source to support his statement, but his statement may have been based on the reference to "…Radulfi vicecomitis…" in the [936/37] charter.  Settipani suggests another possible interpretation: as "Hugonis comitis, item Hugoni" can reasonably be identified as Hugues [I] Comte du Maine, and maybe his son or other close relative also named Hugues, it is not unreasonable to identify "Radulfi vicecomitis" as Raoul [I] Vicomte du Maine or one of his predecessors (see the document MAINE)[107].  If this is correct, it is possible that Richard is inaccurate in his statement and that the vicomté de Brosse was first created much later.] 

 

2.         --- .  [Vicomte de Brosse.]  m ---.  [One child]: 

a)         [ROTHILDE .  According to Le Laboureur, Rothilde was the daughter of a vicomte de Brosse (unnamed), although Settipani has pointed out that no primary source reference is quoted in his work to support this statement and suggests that it may be based on an unsound conclusion drawn because the castle of Brosse was held by Rothilde’s descendants and is later recorded as a vicomté[108].  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, naming "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…" by charter dated to [970/86][109].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[110].  Possible family connections of Rothilde’s first husband are suggested by the charter dated to [1003/36] under which "Rotbertus de Chatmart et Gaufredus frater eius…Ermesindis et Belieldis uxores eorum, Ebolus et Guido et Geraldus filii Gaufredi, Arcambaldus et Geraldus filii Rotberti" donated property in "manso de Monsor" to Uzerche[111], the connection being "Monsor" [Moussours near Uzerche].  m firstly ARCHAMBAUD, son of ---.  m secondly GERAUD Vicomte de Limoges, son of HILDEGAIRE Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Thiberge --- ([905/10]-988). 

 

 

1.         BERNARD [I] de Brosse, son of [ADEMAR [I] Vicomte de Limoges] & his wife [Senegundis] [d'Aunay] Vicomte de Brosse.  Bernard [I] Vicomte de Brosse is stated in secondary sources, including Europäische Stammtafeln[112], to have been the son of Adémar [I] Vicomte de Limoges.  Beauchet-Filleau states that Bernard [I] was the son of Vicomte Ademar but cites no primary source[113].  The primary source which confirms that this parentage is correct has not yet been identified.  The chronology of his son Gérard [I] suggests that Bernard [I] could not have been the son of Ademar.  The early history of the vicomtes de Brosse is hazy and until more information comes to light it is suggested that this proposed affiliation be treated with caution.  Bernard [I] is not mentioned by Père Anselme[114]m ---.  The name of Bernard’s wife is not known.  Bernard [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERARD [I] de Brosse (-after 1139).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1154 under which Pierre Archbishop of Bourges, in the presence of "Bernardus vicecomes de Brucia", confirmed an agreement between the abbot of Fleury and "Giraudum patrem predicti vicecomitis", quoting an earlier charter issued by "Giraudus et Fulco frater meus, Brucie vicecomites" naming "Bernardi patris ipsius Giraudi"[115]Vicomte de Brosse.  Beauchet-Filleau states that Gérard Vicomte de Brosse is named in 1120 and 1136, donated property to la Maison-Dieu de Montmorillon, and inherited the vicomté de Bridiers in 1139 after the death of his cousin Bérard vicomte de Bridier, but cites no corresponding primary source[116].  "Giraudus et Fulco frater meus, vicecomites" abandoned rights over Saint-Benoît-du-Sault in favour of the monastery of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire by charter dated 1137 (before 9 Apr)[117].  Louis VII King of France "et dux Aquitanorum" defended the right of "G. vicecomite de Brucia" to impose customs on the church of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated to [1137/54][118]m AGNES [de Liveran], daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names "Agnes" as wife of "Géraud vicomte de Brosse" but cites no primary source[119].  Beauchet-Filleau states that Gérard Vicomte de Brosse married "Agnès de Liveran? (dit-on)", but cites no corresponding primary source[120].  Gérard [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          BERNARD [II] de Brosse (-after [1167]).  Beauchet-Filleau names "Bernard…Foulques…Guillaume, Guy…Garnier" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse and his wife, adding that Bernard and Foulques obtained le château de Bridiers from the king in [1167], but cites no corresponding primary source[121].  Pierre Archbishop of Bourges, in the presence of "Bernardus vicecomes de Brucia", confirmed an agreement between the abbot of Fleury and "Giraudum patrem predicti vicecomitis", by charter dated 1154, quoting an earlier charter issued by "Giraudus et Fulco frater meus, Brucie vicecomites" naming "Bernardi patris ipsius Giraudi"[122].  "Bernardus vicecomes de Brucia, major natu Geraudi vicecomitis filius" reached an agreement with Saint-Benoît-du-Sault concerning the town of Sault by charter dated 1154[123].  "Bernard vicomte de Brosse" confirmed donations to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1165[124]m --- [de la Pastoresse], daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names "N--- de la Pastoresse, sœur de Pierre prévôt de Salles" as wife of Bernard [I] but cites no primary source[125].  Beauchet-Filleau names "Pastoresse (appelée par d’autres Philiberte la Pastoresse, sœur dit-on de Pierre prévôt de Solles?)" as the wife of Bernard [II] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no corresponding primary source[126].  Bernard [II] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       BERNARD [III] de Brosse (-after Mar 1193).  Père Anselme names "Bernard…vicomte de Brosse, Bérard de Brosse, dit de la Pastoresse" as the children of Bernard [II] Vicomte de Brosse, adding that Bernard [II] was living in 1175, but cites no primary sources[127]

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(b)       BERARD de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard…vicomte de Brosse, Bérard de Brosse, dit de la Pastoresse" as the children of Bernard [II] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[128]

ii)         GUILLAUME de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[129].  Beauchet-Filleau names "Bernard…Foulques…Guillaume, Guy…Garnier" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse and his wife, but cites no primary source[130]

iii)        GUY de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, adding that Guy married "Alpays" and was father of "Raimond de Brosse", but cites no primary sources[131]m ALPAIS, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, adding that Guy married "Alpays" and was father of "Raimond de Brosse", but cites no primary sources[132].  Guy & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RAYMOND de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, adding that Guy married "Alpays" and was father of "Raimond de Brosse", but cites no primary sources[133]

iv)       FOULQUES de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[134].  Beauchet-Filleau names "Bernard…Foulques…Guillaume, Guy…Garnier" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse and his wife, adding that Bernard and Foulques obtained le château de Bridiers from the king in [1167], but cites no corresponding primary source[135]

v)        GARNIER de Brosse .  Père Anselme names "Bernard vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume, Guy, Fouques, Garnier, Guy, Bernard" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[136]

b)         FOULQUES de Brosse (-after 1137).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1154 under which Pierre Archbishop of Bourges, in the presence of "Bernardus vicecomes de Brucia", confirmed an agreement between the abbot of Fleury and "Giraudum patrem predicti vicecomitis", quoting an earlier charter issued by "Giraudus et Fulco frater meus, Brucie vicecomites" naming "Bernardi patris ipsius Giraudi"[137].  "Giraudus et Fulco frater meus, vicecomites" abandoned rights over Saint-Benoît-du-Sault in favour of the monastery of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire by charter dated 1137 (before 9 Apr)[138]

 

 

BERNARD [III] de Brosse, son of BERNARD [II] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife --- [de la Pastoresse] (-after Mar 1193).  Père Anselme names "Bernard…vicomte de Brosse, Bérard de Brosse, dit de la Pastoresse" as the children of Bernard [II] Vicomte de Brosse, adding that Bernard [II] was living in 1175, but cites no primary sources[139]Vicomte de Brosse.  “Bernardus vicecomes Brutie" swore homage to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Mar 1193 (maybe O.S.)[140]

m as her second husband, ALMODIS d'Angoulême, widow of AMANIEU [IV] Sire d'Albret, daughter of GUILLAUME VI Comte d'Angoulême & his second wife Marguerite de Turenne ([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[141].  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[142], 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"[143].  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[144].  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. 

Bernard [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         BERNARD [IV] de Brosse (-after 1221).  Père Anselme names "Bernard…vicomte de Brosse" as the son of Bernard [III] Vicomte de Brosse, noting that he made several donations "à l’église de Montmorillon", but cites no primary sources[145]Vicomte de Brosse.  Beauchet-Filleau states that Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse (for whom he gives no affiliation) donated property to "la Maison-Dieu de Montmorillon", dated 1211 and 1221, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[146]m ---.  The name of Bernard’s wife is not known.  Bernard [IV] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         [HUGUES [I] de Brosse (-after 1256).  Père Anselme names "Hugues vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume" as the two sons of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[147].  As noted below, it is also possible that Hugues [I] Vicomte de Brosse was the son of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse.] 

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b)         GUILLAUME de Brosse (-Brinon 8 Feb 1269).  Père Anselme names "Hugues vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume" as the two sons of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[148].  Canon at Sens.  Archbishop of Sens 1258, resigned 1267. 

c)         ELEONORE de Brosse (-after 1250).  Père Anselme names "Ænor de Brosse dame des Essarts" as daughter of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse and records that she married "Thibaut Chabot IV…seigneur de Roche-Cerviere, fils de Thibaut Chabot III…", but cites no primary sources[149].  "Theobaldus Chabot dominus de Rupe Cerveria et de Exsartis" granted dower to "Aenordi de Brocia uxori mee", with the consent of "Girardi Chaboti et Scebrandi Chaboti militum", by charter dated Jun 1250[150]m THIBAUT [IV] Chabot Seigneur de la Roche-Cervière, son of SEBRAND Chabot & his wife Agnes --- (-after May 1251). 

 

 

1.         --- de Brosse .  The identity of the father of Vicomte Gérard [II] is not known.  However, from a chronological point of view he could have been Bérard (error for Gérard?), younger brother of Bernard [III] Vicomte de Brosse (see above).  m [as her first husband,] AGATHE de Preuilly, daughter of ---.   Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1198 (after Sep) under which her son "Giraudus vicecomes Brucie, filius domne Agathe de Prullet" abandoned rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault[151].  Her marriage and family origin are further indicated by Beauchet-Filleau who states that Géraud Vicomte de Brosse "neveu de Pierre de Monrubé Seigneur de Preuilly" confirmed the donations of his uncle to la Merci-Dieu by charter dated 1229, suggesting that Gérard was therefore the son of the sister of the seigneur de Preuilly[152].  Her more precise parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln which 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] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan, who was later Comte de La Marche [153].  No indication has been found that Vicomte 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 husband of Agathe de Preuilly and father of Gérard [II] was another vicomte de Brosse.  The primary source which confirms her supposed second marriage has not yet been identified.   One child:  

a)         GERARD [II] de Brosse (before [1180/84]-after 21 Jul 1239).  Père Anselme does not mention Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse[154]Vicomte de Brosse.  "Giraudus vicecomes Brucie, filius domne Agathe de Prullet" abandoned rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1198 (after Sep)[155].  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that he had reached the age of majority when he issued this charter, but he could have been considerably earlier as no direct indication has been found of his age.  "Géraud vicomte de Brosse" granted protection and exemptions to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1203[156].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" donated revenue Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1205[157].  "Vicecomes Brucie" donated a free man to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated May 1209[158].  "G[eraldus] vicecomes Bruciæ" freed serfs who "Guido de Brucia cognatus meus" had donated to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault with the consent of "dominæ matris suæ", by charter dated 1218[159].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" granted exclusive rights to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1220[160].  Seigneur de Pouzauges.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[161].  Seigneur de Pareds.  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[162].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[163].  Beauchet-Filleau states that Géraud Vicomte de Brosse "neveu de Pierre de Monrubé Seigneur de Preuilly" confirmed the donations of his uncle to la Merci-Dieu by charter dated 1229[164].  "Geraldus vicecomes Bruciæ" relinquished rights over "Joanna filia Chavegau" to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1229[165].  "Geraldus vicecomes Brucie" donated serfs to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, with the consent of "Hugonis et Petri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1232[166].  "Giraldus vicecomes Brucie" relinquished rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1234[167].  Geraud Vicomte de Brosse acknowledged that taking meals at Saint-Benoît-du-Sault did not establish custom by charter dated 1237[168].  "G[eraudus] vicecomes Brucie" donated a serf to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated May 1239[169].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" granted hunting rights to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 21 Jul 1239[170].  [m firstly ---.  If it is correct, as stated below, that Gérard’s known wife was the widow of Savary de Mauléon, Gérard’s sons must have been born from an earlier marriage assuming that they were of age to give consent to their father’s donation dated 1232.]  m [secondly] (after Jun 1218) [as her second husband,] BELLASSEZ, [repudiated wife of SAVARY de Mauléon,] daughter of [GUILLAUME Seigneur de Pouzauges & his wife Maxence de Beuil] (-after 17 Aug 1228).  Beauchet-Filleau states that Géraud Vicomte de Brosse married "Belle-Assez de Chantemerle, veuve de Savary de Mauléon, fille de Guillaume seigneur de Pouzauges et de Maxence de Beuil", adding that the couple was childless "croyons-nous" (no primary sources cited)[171].  If a basis for this information does exist, Bellassez must have been repudiated by her first husband, whose death is recorded in 1233.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[172].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[173].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[174].  Gérard [II] & his [first] wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES de Brosse (-after 1232).  "Geraldus vicecomes Brucie" donated serfs to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, with the consent of "Hugonis et Petri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1232[175].  No other reference has been found to Hugues, son of Gérard [II].  same person as…?  HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Brosse (-after 1256).  One possibility is that he was the same person as Hugues [I] Vicomte de Brosse, who according to Père Anselme was the son of Vicomte Bernard [IV], an affiliation which has not yet been confirmed by any primary source documentation.  One difficulty with this theory is the absence of the name Pierre, given to the brother of Hugues de Brosse, among the known descendants of Vicomte Hugues [I] earlier than the son of Roger de Brosse Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère. 

-         see below

ii)         PIERRE de Brosse (-after 1232).  "Geraldus vicecomes Brucie" donated serfs to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, with the consent of "Hugonis et Petri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1232[176]same person as…?  PIERRE de Brosse (-1247 or after).  No indication has been found of the parentage of Pierre.  He is not mentioned by Père Anselme[177]Vicomte de Brosse.  The testament of "Pierre vicomte de Brosse", extracted from the cartulary of Aubignac, is dated 1247[178]

 

 

The relationship between the following family group and the main family of the vicomtes de Brosse has not been traced, although Guy de Brosse is called "cognatus" by Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse: 

 

1.         --- de Brossem --- (-after 1218).  The name of this wife is not known but she is referred to in the charter dated 1218 under which "G[eraldus] vicecomes Bruciæ" freed serfs who "Guido de Brucia cognatus meus" had donated to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault with the consent of "dominæ matris suæ"[179].  One child: 

a)         GUY de Brosse .  "G[eraldus] vicecomes Bruciæ" freed serfs who "Guido de Brucia cognatus meus" had donated to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault with the consent of "dominæ matris suæ", by charter dated 1218[180]

 

2.         GUY de Brosse (-after 1240).  It is possible that Guy de Brosse is the same person as Guy de Brosse, "cognatus" of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse, who is named above.  "Guido de Brucia domicellus" donated his rights over "Giraudo Bone de Pardac" to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 30 Sep 1238[181].  "Guido de Brucia miles" relinquished rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1238[182].  "Guido de Brucia domicellus" donated a serf to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1240[183]

 

 

Two brothers:    

1.         HUGUES [I] de Brosse, son of --- (-after 1256).  Vicomte de Brosse.  Seigneur d’Argenton.  The parentage of Vicomte Hugues [I] is uncertain.  Père Anselme names "Hugues vicomte de Brosse, Guillaume" as the two sons of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[184].  If this is correct, he was Hugues [I] de Brosse, son of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife ---.  However, as noted above, Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse is recorded with a son named Hugues.  It is possible that he was the same person as Vicomte Hugues [I] and that the affiliation as stated by Père Anselme is incorrect.  If this suggestion is correct, he was Hugues [I] de Brosse, son of Gérard [II] Vicomte de Brosse & his first wife ---.  This second possibility appears to be corroborated by the charter dated 4 May 1237 issued by "Hugo de Bruccia miles dominus de Sca Severa…filius nobilis viri vicecomitis de Bruccia"[185].  At that time, Vicomte Gérard [II] is named in numerous sources but no trace at all has been found in primary sources of the supposed Vicomte Bernard [IV].  Another indication that the second hypothesis may be correct is that the name Pierre, given to the younger son of Vicomte Gérard [II], was repeated among the descendants of Vicomte Hugues [I].  "Hugues I…vicomte de Brosse" confirmed donations made by his predecessors to the abbey of Prébenoît by charter dated 1254[186]m ([1228]) GUIBURGE, daughter of [HELIE Palestel Seigneur de Sainte-Sevére & his wife ---].  Chénon records that "Hugues I…vicomte de Brosse" married "Hélie de Sainte-Sevère…sa fille Guiburge (ou Guibords)", dating the event to [1228], and inherited the seigneurie de Sainte-Sevère from her father, but he cites no primary source on which the information is based[187].  Beauchet-Filleau names "Guiburge" (no family name or parentage specified) as the wife of Hugues Vicomte de Brosse, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[188].  She is not named by Père Anselme[189].  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGUES [II] de Brosse (-after 1285).  Père Anselme names "Hugues II vicomte de Brosse, Roger de Brosse, seigneur de Sainte-Sevère" as children of Hugues [I] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[190]Hugo vicecomes Brucie miles” and “Rogerius de Brucia miles dominus sancte Severe” agreed a division of territories, naming “Margarite filiæ naturali seu spurie domini Helie de Brucia avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Mar 1281[191]"Hugues vicomte de Brosse" granted permission to the abbey of Aubignac to make acquisitions in his fiefs by charter dated 1285[192]m [firstly] ISABELLE de Déols, daughter of EBBO de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant & his wife ---.  Père Anselme names "Isabelle de Deols, dame de Château-Meliand, fille d’Ebbes de Deols, seigneur de Château-Meliand, de Boussac, d’Huriel" as the wife of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[193].  [m secondly ELEONORE de Brenne, daughter of ---.  Georges Vergeade records that Isabelle de Déols, first wife of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, died childless and that Vicomte Hugues married secondly "Aénor de Brenne" by whom he was father of "trois fils: Pierre, Hélie et Guillaume" but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[194].]  Hugues & his [second] wife had four children: 

i)          JEAN [Pierre] de Brosse (-after 6 Sep 1353).  Secondary sources are contradictory regarding the name of the oldest son of Vicomte Hugues [II].  Père Anselme names "Jean vicomte de Brosse" as the older son of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, without citing a primary source, but details his military service in the early 1350s under Aimery de Rochechouart and Louis de Harcourt[195].  Georges Vergeade records that Isabelle de Déols, first wife of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, died childless and that Vicomte Hugues married secondly "Aénor de Brenne" by whom he was father of "trois fils: Pierre, Hélie et Guillaume" but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[196]m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEANNE de Brosse (-after 24 Oct 1348).  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, her transmission of the vicomté de Brosse to her husband, and her testament dated 24 Oct 1348 (no source citation)[197]Vicomtesse de Brossem (before 25 May 1314) ANDRE [II] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux, son of GUILLAUME [III] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux & his first wife Jeanne de Châtillon-sur-Marne (-after 7 May 1358). 

ii)         HELIE de Brosse (-[1326/28]).  Père Anselme names "Helie de Brosse" as the younger son of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, adding that he inherited "les terres de Chateauclos, d’Aguzon et d’Azerable" and was living in 1326, but cites no primary sources[198].  "Guillaume archevêque de Bourges, executeur testamentaire de feu Hélie de Brosse chevalier seigneur de Château-Clos" confirmed a bequest to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1328[199]m --- dame de Fleet, daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names "N--- dame de Fleet" as the wife of Hélie de Brosse, but cites no primary source[200].  Hélie & his wife had one child: 

(a)       daughter .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, but cites no primary sources[201]m as his second wife, JEAN [II] Seigneur de Prie, de Buzançois et de Moulins en Berry, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Prie & his wife ---. 

iii)        GUILLAUME de Brosse .  Georges Vergeade records that Isabelle de Déols, first wife of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, died childless and that Vicomte Hugues married secondly "Aénor de Brenne" by whom he was father of "trois fils: Pierre, Hélie et Guillaume" but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[202]

iv)       ELEONORE de Brosse .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, and names the couple’s daughter and some of her descendants, but cites no primary sources[203]m --- de Sully dit le Boucher, son of ---. 

b)         ROGER de Brosse (-1287 or before, bur Abbaye de Prébenoît).  Père Anselme names "Hugues II vicomte de Brosse, Roger de Brosse, seigneur de Sainte-Sevère" as children of Hugues [I] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[204].  Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère. 

-        SEIGNEURS de BOUSSAC et de SAINTE-SEVERE

2.         HELIE de Brosse (-after 31 Oct 1260).  Canon at Bourges.  Roger de Broce chevalers, Sires de Saincte Sevære et la Pærose” confirmed the enfranchisement of “la ville de la Pærose”, granted by “Helies de Broce chenoenes de Borges, notre oncles” 31 Oct 1260, by charter dated Feb 1275[205].  Hélie had one illegitimate daughter by an unknown mistress: 

a)         MARGUERITE (-after Mar 1281).  “Hugo vicecomes Brucie miles” and “Rogerius de Brucia miles dominus sancte Severe” agreed a division of territories, naming “Margarite filiæ naturali seu spurie domini Helie de Brucia avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Mar 1281[206]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BOUSSAC et de SAINTE-SEVERE

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below.  The outline is taken from Père Anselme[207]

 

 

ROGER de Brosse, son of HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife Guiburge --- (-1287 or before, bur Abbaye de Prébenoît).  Père Anselme names "Hugues II vicomte de Brosse, Roger de Brosse, seigneur de Sainte-Sevère" as children of Hugues [I] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary sources[208].  Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère.  Roger de Broce chevalers, Sires de Saincte Sevære et la Pærose” confirmed the enfranchisement of “la ville de la Pærose”, granted by “Helies de Broce chenoenes de Borges, notre oncles” 31 Oct 1260, by charter dated Feb 1275[209].  “Hugo vicecomes Brucie miles” and “Rogerius de Brucia miles dominus sancte Severe” agreed a division of territories, naming “Margarite filiæ naturali seu spurie domini Helie de Brucia avunculi nostri”, by charter dated Mar 1281[210]

m (1256) MARGUERITE de Déols, daughter of EBBO de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant & his wife --- (-after 1287). 

Roger & his wife had three children: 

1.         PIERRE [I] de Brosse (-1305, bur Huriel Saint-Martin).  Seigneur de Boussac, de Sainte-Sevère et d’Huriel.  m (1301) BLANCHE de Sancerre, daughter of JEAN [I] Comte de Sancerre & his wife Marie de Vierzon.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         LOUIS [I] de Brosse (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356, bur Huriel Saint-Martin).  Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère.  Ludovicus de Brocia domicellus filius defuncti Petri de Brocia quondam militis” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus frater dicti Ludovici” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 1 Feb 1321[211]m firstly JEANNE de Saint-Verain dame de Cesy, daughter of GUIBAUT de Saint-Verain & his wife Jeanne de Linières.  m secondly (1339) as her first husband, CONSTANCE de la Tour, daughter of BERTRAND [IV] Seigneur de la Tour en Auvergne & his wife Isabelle de Levis (-1392, bur Cordeliers de Clermont).  Ludovicus de Brocia miles dominus de Sancta Severa et de Bociaco” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus eius frater” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 16 Dec 1387, which names “Ludovicus de Brocia quondam eorum pater...domina Constantia de Turre mater ipsorum fratrum” and records “dominæ Blanchiæ de Brocia sorori ipsorum fratrum in maritagio suo et domini Guidonis de Calviniaco eius mariti[212]She married secondly Philibert de l’Espinasse Seigneur de la Clayette.  Louis & his first wife had two children: 

i)          MARGUERITE de Brossem (Aug 1343) GUILLAUME Comptour "le jeune" Seigneur d’Apchon, son of ---.  

ii)         BLANCHE de Brosse .  Dame de Cesy.  Ludovicus de Brocia miles dominus de Sancta Severa et de Bociaco” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus eius frater” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 16 Dec 1387, which names “Ludovicus de Brocia quondam eorum pater...domina Constantia de Turre mater ipsorum fratrum” and records “dominæ Blanchiæ de Brocia sorori ipsorum fratrum in maritagio suo et domini Guidonis de Calviniaco eius mariti[213]m ([1344]) as his first wife, GUY de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux, son of ANDRE [II] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux & his wife Jeanne Vicomtesse de Brosse (-Château du Châtelet [1360]). 

Louis & his second wife had four children: 

iii)        LOUIS [II] de Brosse (-Gennes 8 Oct 1390, bur Huriel Saint-Martin)Ludovicus de Brocia miles dominus de Sancta Severa et de Bociaco” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus eius frater” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 16 Dec 1387, which names “Ludovicus de Brocia quondam eorum pater...domina Constantia de Turre mater ipsorum fratrum” and records “dominæ Blanchiæ de Brocia sorori ipsorum fratrum in maritagio suo et domini Guidonis de Calviniaco eius mariti[214]Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère.  m MARIE de Harcourt, daughter of GUILLAUME de Harcourt Seigneur de la Ferté-Imbault & his wife Blanche dame de Bray. 

iv)       PIERRE [II] de Brosse (-28 Jul 1422, bur Huriel Saint-Martin)Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère. 

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v)        ISABELLE de Brosse m (before 1365) GUICHARD de Culant Seigneur de Dervant, son of RENOUL de Culant & his wife ---. 

vi)       JEANNE de Brossem GODEMAR de Linières Seigneur de Menville, son of GODEMAR de Linières Baron de Linières & his wife Marguerite de Précigny. 

b)         PIERRE de Brosse (-after 1 Feb 1321).  “Ludovicus de Brocia domicellus filius defuncti Petri de Brocia quondam militis” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus frater dicti Ludovici” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 1 Feb 1321[215].  Seigneur d’Huriel, du Bouchaut et des Landes. 

2.         GUILLAUME de Brosse (-Naillac Dec 1338, bur Sens Saint-Etienne)Bishop of Le Puy 1317.  Bishop of MeauxArchbishop of Bourges 1321.  "Guillaume archevêque de Bourges, executeur testamentaire de feu Hélie de Brosse chevalier seigneur de Château-Clos" confirmed a bequest to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1328[216]

3.         BELLEASSEZ de Brosse (-after 1299).  m (contract 1293) ITHIER Seigneur de Magnac [en Limousin], son of ITHIER Seigneur de Magnac & his wife Agnes de Précigny (-after 1299). 

 

 

PIERRE [II] de Brosse, son of LOUIS [I] de Brosse Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sauveur & his second wife Constance de la Tour (-28 Jul 1422, bur Huriel Saint-Martin)Ludovicus de Brocia miles dominus de Sancta Severa et de Bociaco” and “Petrus de Brocia domicellus eius frater” agreed a division of territories by charter dated 16 Dec 1387, which names “Ludovicus de Brocia quondam eorum pater...domina Constantia de Turre mater ipsorum fratrum” and records “dominæ Blanchiæ de Brocia sorori ipsorum fratrum in maritagio suo et domini Guidonis de Calviniaco eius mariti[217]Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère. 

m MARGUERITE de Malleval, daughter of LOUIS Seigneur de Malleval & his wife ---. 

Pierre [II] & his wife had four children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Brosse (-1433).  Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère.  Maréchal de France.  m (20 Aug 1419) JEANNE de Naillac Dame de la Motte-Jolivet, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Naillac & his wife Jeanne Turpin.  Jean [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN [II] de Brosse (-after 18 Feb 1479)Seigneur de Boussac et de Sainte-Sevère.  Comte de Penthièvre.  m (18 Jun 1437) NICOLE de Blois-Châtillon Vicomtesse de Limoges, daughter of CHARLES de Blois-Châtillon dit de Bretagne Baron d’Avaugour & his wife Isabelle de Vivonne.  She succeeded as Ctss de Penthièvre. 

-        COMTES de PENTHIEVRE[218]

b)         MARGUERITE de Brosse .  Dame de la Chasteigneraye et d’Ardelay.  m ([1448]) GERMAIN de Vivonne Seigneur d’Aubigny, son of RENAUD de Vivonne Seigneur de Thors, d’Aubigny et de Faye & his wife Marie de Masta dame d’Anville. 

c)         BLANCHE de Brosse m JEAN [II] de Roye Seigneur de Beausault et de Busancy, son of MATHIEU [III] Seigneur de Roye & his second wife Catherine de Montmorency. 

2.         ANTOINETTE de Brosse (-young). 

3.         BLANCHE de Brosse (-after 3 Nov 1430).  m GUERIN Seigneur de Brion, son of --- (-before 31 Mar 1429). 

4.         CATHERINE de Brossem BLAIN-LOUP Seigneur de Beauvoir et de Montsan senechal de Bourbonnais, son of --- (-after 1466).  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    SIRES de CHABANAIS

 

 

A.      SIRES de CHABANAIS

 

 

The town of Chabanais straddles the river Vienne, arrondissement Confolens, in the present-day French département of Charente, and in medieval times was located in the southern part of the county of Poitou. 

 

 

1.         FOUCHER [I] de Chabanais Sire de Chabanaism OFFICINE d'Aubusson, daughter of ROBERT Vicomte d'Aubusson & his wife ---.  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[219].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely and her name has not yet been identified.   Foucher & his wife had two children: 

a)         RAYMOND de Chabanais .  His parentage is indicated by the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes which names "Raimundus Cabannensis, abnepos Turpionis episcopi" when recording his marriage[220]m ALDEARDIS, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the marriage of "Raimundus Cabannensis, abnepos Turpionis episcopi" and "Ainardum præpositum, habentem duos fratres Abbonem et Raimundum…duces…quorum sororem Aldeardem"[221].  Raymond & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADEMAR de Chabanais ([988]-Palestine 1034).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Ademarum Engolismensem monachum qui hæc scripsit" as son of "Raimundus Cabannensis, abnepos Turpionis episcopi" and his wife "duos fratres Abbonem et Raimundum…duces…quorum sororem Aldeardem"[222]

b)         ADALBERT de Chabanais .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Raimundus Cabannensis, abnepos Turpionis episcopi, frater Adalberti decani…et prepositi ex monasterio Sancti Marcialis"[223].  Deacon. 

 

 

1.         ABO de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Abo Cat Armar” as the father of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium[224]m ---.  The name of Abo’s wife is not known.  Abo & his wife had one child: 

a)         JOURDAIN [I] de Chabanais (-after [1032]).  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][225]m DIA, daughter of ---.  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][226].  Jourdain [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          JOURDAIN [II] de Chabanais .  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][227].  A manuscript genealogy names “Raginaldum abbatem Karrosensem et Ainardum monachum Montis-cassini et Bosonem et Jordanum” as the four sons of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium cum Dia uxore sua[228]m ---.  The name of Jourdain’s wife is not known.  Jourdain [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JOURDAIN [III] de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanum” as the son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium”, adding that he was killed “ad sanctum Junianum[229]

-         see below

ii)         BOSON de ChabanaisA manuscript genealogy names “Raginaldum abbatem Karrosensem et Ainardum monachum Montis-cassini et Bosonem et Jordanum” as the four sons of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium cum Dia uxore sua[230].  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][231]

iii)        AINARD de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Raginaldum abbatem Karrosensem et Ainardum monachum Montis-cassini et Bosonem et Jordanum” as the four sons of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium cum Dia uxore sua[232].  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][233]Monk at Monte Cassino. 

iv)       RENAUD de ChabanaisA manuscript genealogy names “Raginaldum abbatem Karrosensem et Ainardum monachum Montis-cassini et Bosonem et Jordanum” as the four sons of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium cum Dia uxore sua[234].  “Jordanus filius Abonis et uxor mea Dia” founded the abbey of Lesterp, with the consent of “infantum nostrorum...Jordani atque Bosonis sive Ainardi, simulque Rainaldi Karrosensis abbatis”, by charter dated to [1032][235]Abbé de Charroux. 

 

 

1.         FOUCHER [II] de Chabanais (-[1080]).  "Fulcaudus de Castro Cabanneis" donated "medietatem ecclesiæ de Vitræ" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed "quo mortuo post paucos annos" by "Willelmus filius eius cum matre sua et coniuge vel filio omnia" by charter dated 1084[236]m --- (-after 1084).  The name of Foucher’s wife is not known.  "Fulcaudus de Castro Cabanneis" donated "medietatem ecclesiæ de Vitræ" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed "quo mortuo post paucos annos" by "Willelmus filius eius cum matre sua et coniuge vel filio omnia" by charter dated 1084[237].  Foucher [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Chabanais .  "Fulcaudus de Castro Cabanneis" donated "medietatem ecclesiæ de Vitræ" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed "quo mortuo post paucos annos" by "Willelmus filius eius cum matre sua et coniuge vel filio omnia" by charter dated 1084[238]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  "Fulcaudus de Castro Cabanneis" donated "medietatem ecclesiæ de Vitræ" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed "quo mortuo post paucos annos" by "Willelmus filius eius cum matre sua et coniuge vel filio omnia" by charter dated 1084[239].  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

i)          children .  "Fulcaudus de Castro Cabanneis" donated "medietatem ecclesiæ de Vitræ" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed "quo mortuo post paucos annos" by "Willelmus filius eius cum matre sua et coniuge vel filio omnia" by charter dated 1084[240]

 

 

JOURDAIN [III] de Chabanais, son of JOURDAIN [II] de Chabanais & his wife --- .  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanum” as the son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium”, adding that he was killed “ad sanctum Junianum[241].  

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

Jourdain [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         JOURDAIN [IV] de Chabanais (-Casech ----).  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanum” as the son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum” son of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium”, adding that he died “ad oppidum Casech[242]m ---.  The name of Jourdain’s wife is not known.  Jourdain [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         AINARD de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Ainardum et Jordanum cognomento Eschivat” as the sons of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum” son of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium[243]m --- d’Angoulême, daughter of GEOFFROY Comte d’Angoulême & his first wife Pétronille d’Archiac.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by a charter dated 1089 under which "Iordanus cum filio meo eodem nomine dicto" noted that "Engolismorum consule avunculo meo Fulcone" agreed to reconstruct "Barbastam"[244].  Ainard & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOURDAIN [V] de Chabanais (-in Palestine 1099 or after)

-         see below

b)         JOURDAIN ESCHIVAT de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Ainardum et Jordanum cognomento Eschivat” as the sons of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanum” son of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium[245]

 

 

JOURDAIN [V] de Chabanais, son of AINARD de Chabanais & his wife --- d’Angoulême (-in Palestine 1099 or after).  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis” as the son of “Ainardum[246].  "Iordanus Cabanensis" donated "ecclesiam…Petusiam…in…S. Petri honore fundatam" to Bordeaux Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "meus filius Iordanus", by undated charter, subscribed by "…Aimerici de Roca Cauardi", followed by a charter dated 1089 under which "Iordanus cum filio meo eodem nomine dicto" noted that "Engolismorum consule avunculo meo Fulcone" agreed to reconstruct "Barbastam"[247].  Courlieu records that "Iourdan seigneur de Chabanais" joined the contingent of Godefroi de Boulogne on the First Crusade and died while overseas, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[248].  No reference has yet been found in the chronicles of the crusades to Jourdain. 

m firstly ---.  The name of Jourdain’s first wife is not known. 

m secondly ---.  The name of Jourdain’s second wife is not known. 

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

2.         JOURDAIN [VI] de Chabanais .  “Jordanus filius Jordani filii Ainardi” donated property to Lesterp abbey, naming “atavus meus Jordanus filius Jordani et uxoris eius Diæ”, by undated charter[249].  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanum qui hoc donum fecit” as the son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis[250]m ---.  The name of Jourdain’s wife is not known.  Jourdain [VI] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ESCHIVAT de Chabanais (-bur Grenord).  A manuscript genealogy names “Eschivat” as the son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis[251].  "Iordanus Cabanensis" donated "ecclesiam…Petusiam…in…S. Petri honore fundatam" to Bordeaux Saint-Pierre, with the consent of "meus filius Iordanus", by undated charter, subscribed by "…Aimerici de Roca Cauardi", followed by a charter dated 1089 under which "Iordanus cum filio meo eodem nomine dicto" noted that "Engolismorum consule avunculo meo Fulcone" agreed to reconstruct "Barbastam"[252]Sire de Chabanais et de Confolens.  "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[253]m [as her second husband,] AMELIE, [widow of ---,] daughter of [AUDEBERT [II] Comte de la Marche & his wife Ponce ---] (-after 1140).  "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[254].  A manuscript genealogy records that “Eschivat”, son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis”, married “filia comitissæ Marchiæ[255].  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.  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"[256].  Eschivat & his wife had one child: 

i)          AMELIE de Chabanais .  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Vulgrin [II] Comte d’Angoulême, during the lifetime of his father Comte Guillaume [V] from the context, therefore dated to before 1120, granted "castellum Chabanes et Confolent", claimed by “Ademaro domino Rupis-Folcaudi...ex parte uxoris suæ”, to “Roberto de Burgundio, [Aimerico de] Rancone” together with “filia Jordani Eschivati” who had died without male heirs, the same passage adding that “idem Robertus” repudiated the agreement and joined the Knights Templar, whereupon the land and bride were granted to "Willermo de Mastacio fratri Roberti domini Montis-Berulli" on the advice of “Vulgrini comitis[257]Betrothed to ROBERT de Craon, son of RENAUD de Nevers Sire de Craon & his wife Enoguen [Domita] de Vitré Heiress of Craon (-[Jan 1147]).  m GUILLAUME de Matha, son of [ROBERT de Montbéron & his wife Emma de la Roche].  1101/1136. 

Jourdain [V] & his second wife had two children: 

3.         AINARD de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Ainardum et Bosonem” as the sons of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis...ex alia uxore[258]

4.         BOSON de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Ainardum et Bosonem” as the sons of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis...ex alia uxore[259]

 

 

1.         MATHILDE (-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[260].  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"[261].  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.  m [as his second wife,] AIMERY de la Rochefoucauld, son of GUY [II] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld & his wife Eve --- (-after 1109).   

 

 

 

B.      SIRES de CHABANAIS (MATHA/MONTBRON)

 

 

GUILLAUME de Matha, son of [ALDUIN BORRELL Seigneur de Monbron] & his wife Philippa --- (-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"[262].  The parentage of Guillaume’s brother Robert de Montbron is confirmed by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names Robert’s aunt "Almode sorore Alduini Borrel, patris Roberti de Monbrond" when recording her marriage to "Ebolus de Ventadour"[263].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the two brother were possible sons of Robert [I] de Montbron and his wife Emma, daughter of Adémar de la Roche[264], but the Chronicon indicates that this suggestion is incorrect.  The different geographical epithets given to the two brothers suggests that they may not have shared the same father. 

m ([1120]) AMELIE de Chabanais, daughter of ESCHIVAT Sire de Chabanais et de Confolens & his wife Amélie ---.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records that Vulgrin [II] Comte d’Angoulême, during the lifetime of his father Comte Guillaume [V] from the context, therefore dated to before 1120, granted "castellum Chabanes et Confolent", claimed by “Ademaro domino Rupis-Folcaudi...ex parte uxoris suæ”, to “Roberto de Burgundio, [Aimerico de] Rancone” together with “filia Jordani Eschivati” who had died without male heirs, the same passage adding that “idem Robertus” repudiated the agreement and joined the Knights Templar, whereupon the land and bride were granted to "Willermo de Mastacio fratri Roberti domini Montis-Berulli" on the advice of “Vulgrini comitis[265]

Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

1.         JOURDAIN [VII] (-after 1175).  He is named in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis as brother of Eschivat: "Eschivard frater Jordani de Chabannès et Bosonis Abbatis Stirpensis"[266]Sire de Chabanaism ---.  The name of Jourdain’s wife is not known.  Jourdain [VII] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME ESCHIVAT (-after 3 Aug 1214).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   King John issued an order to "Aymericus de Rupe Chiward Jordanus et Chiwardus de Chabbenes" dated 3 Aug 1214[267]m ---.  The name of Guillaume Eschivat's wife is not known.  Guillaume Eschivat [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOURDAIN [VIII] ESCHIVAT (-before 1247).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Sire de Chabanais

-         see below

2.         ESCHIVAT [I] (-1200 or after).  He is named in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis: "Eschivard frater Jordani de Chabannès et Bosonis Abbatis Stirpensis"[268]Sire de Chabanais.  "Ademarus vicecomes Lemovicensis cum filiis suis" prohibited a construction at Uzerche monastery by charter dated 1187, witnessed by "Guido filius vicecomitis, Eschivatus miles de Chabanes…"[269]m as her second husband, MATEBRUNE de Ventadour, widow of RAINAUD [V] "le Lépreux" Vicomte d'Aubusson, 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"[270].  Eschivat [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         EBLES [I] de Chabannes (-after 1226).  Champeval states that Ebles was the son of Eschivat [I], named after his maternal uncle who was his godfather, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[271].  Ebles de Chabannes donated property to the abbey of Bonaigue, with the consent of "Ebles son fils", by charter dated to [1215][272]m ---.  The name of Ebles’s wife is not known.  Ebles [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          EBLES [II] de Chabannes (-after 1255).  Ebles de Chabannes donated property to the abbey of Bonaigue, with the consent of "Ebles son fils", by charter dated to [1215][273]Co-seigneur de Charlus-le-Pailloux et de la Force.  m ---.  The name of Ebles’s wife is not known.  Ebles [II] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       EBLES [III] de Chabannes (-[1289/92]).  Co-seigneur de Charlus-le-Pailloux et de la Force.  

-         CHABANNES, SEIGNEURS de la PALISSE, de CHARLUS

(b)       GUIPAULT de Chabannes (-after 18 Aug 1283). 

(c)       ETIENNETTE de Chabannes (-5 Jul after 1275).  Abbess of Bonnesaigne. 

3.         BOSON .  He is named in the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis as brother of Eschivat: "Eschivard frater Jordani de Chabannès et Bosonis Abbatis Stirpensis"[274].  Abbot of l’Esterp 1179. 

 

 

1.         JOURDAIN de Chabanais (-after 3 Aug 1214).  King John granted "custodia terre et heredis Americi de Rupe Choard" to "Jord de Chabanes" until such heir[ess] was 20 years old and the right for him to marry the heiress ("eiusdem heredis prefato Jordano concessimus ducendam sibi in uxorem") by charter dated 30 Aug 1200[275].  King John issued an order to "Aymericus de Rupe Chiward Jordanus et Chiwardus de Chabbenes" dated 3 Aug 1214[276].  [Betrothed (30 Aug 1200, terminated before 14 Jul 1202) --- de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY de Rochechouart & his wife --- ([1180]-[before 1204]).  King John granted "custodia terre et heredis Americi de Rupe Choard" to "Jord de Chabanes", who was granted the right to marry "eiusdem heredis" by charter dated 30 Aug 1200[277].  Another relevant entry is dated 14 Jul 1202: King John regranted to “Guidon de Neillac” “Rupe Choardi cum honorem q tenetis cum heredem”, as granted by King Richard, to “filio vestro[278].  The most likely explanation appears to be that King Richard had granted Rochechouart and the marriage of its heiress to Guy de Neillac, that King John had attempted to replace him by Jourdain de Chabannes, that Jourdain had never succeeded in displacing Guy, and that eventually King John settled his dispute with Guy and confirmed his brother’s earlier grant.  It is not known if either of these marriages went ahead.  It is possible that this heiress died soon after the second order, as another Aimery de Rochechouart is named in sources from [1204].] 

 

 

JOURDAIN [VIII] ESCHIVAT de Chabanais, son of GUILLAUME ESCHIVAT de Chabanais & his wife --- (-before 1247).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Sire de Chabanais

m as her first husband, ALIX de Montfort Ctss de Bigorre, daughter of GUY de Montfort & his wife Pétronille de Comminges Ctss de Bigorre ([1217/20]-1255).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "dame Hélys", daughter of "Pétronille contesse…de Bigorre" and her husband "feu Monsieur Messire Guy de Narbonne", married "messire Jordain de Chabanoys"[279].  She married secondly (1247) Raoul de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles, Conte di Chieti. 

Jourdain Eschivat [III] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ESCHIVAT de Chabanais (-1283).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre names "Eschivat" as "aisné filz" of "messire Jordain de Chabanoys" and his wife "dame Hélys", adding that he succeeded his mother as comte de Bigorre[280].  The testament of "domina Petronilla comitissa Bigorre", dated 1251, appointed "dominum Esquivatum nepotem meum filium filie mee domine Aalis" as her heir "in…comitatu Bigorre", and if he died childless "dominus Jordanus frater dicti domini Esquivati", failing whom "domine Mathe filie mee"[281].  He succeeded his mother in 1255 as Comte de Bigorre.  "Gasto…vicecomes Bearnensis et de Marciano et…domina Matha uxor eiusdem" recognised the rights of "domino Eschivato…comiti Biguorre et domino Cabanasii", in accordance with "dictum vel arbitrium domini R….comitis Faxi [Fuxi]", by charter dated 16 Sep 1256[282].  "Esquivardus de Chabanes comes Biguorre" granted "totum comitatum Biguorre et Sanctum Chauzaium et Martham" to "domino Symoni de Monteforti comiti Lincestrie…avunculo nostro" by charter dated 22 Nov 1258[283].  "Esquivardus de Chabanes comes Biguorre et Jordanus eius frater" confirmed the grant of "totum comitatum Biguorre", which "dominus Gasto Bearnensis" had devastated and which they could not defend, to "domino Symoni…comiti Lincestrie" by charter dated 6 Aug 1261[284]...Eschivat comte de Bigorre...” 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[285].  "Eschivatus comes Bigorre dominus de Chabanesio" confirmed the donation of half the county of Bigorre, in furtherance of the agreement made by "Petronilla quondam comitissa Bigorre avia mea" with the consent of "Aalipdis matris mee filie dicte comitisse" and the marriage contract between "dictam dominam Aalipdem matrem meam" and "dominum Radulphum de Courtenayo", to "soror mea Mathildis de Courtenayo filia dictorum Radulfi et Aalipdis" by charter dated Dec 1276[286].  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death in 1284 of "Echivatus comes Bigorre et dominus de Cabanisio" in Navarre and the succession of "domina Lora soror sua"[287].  A charter dated 1 Sep 1283 records that "dominam Constantiam primogenitam…Guastonis vicecomitis Bearnii et dominæ Mathæ uxoris suæ defunctæ…comitissam Bigoriæ" succeeded as comtesse de Bigorre, following the deaths of "domino Esquivato et domino Jordano nepotibus quondam dominæ P. comitisse Bigorræ"[288]m (1256) AGNES de Foix, daughter of ROGER IV Comte de Foix & his wife doña Brunisenda de Cardona.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

2.         JOURDAIN de Chabanais (-before 1 Sep 1283).  The testament of "domina Petronilla comitissa Bigorre", dated 1251, appointed "dominum Esquivatum nepotem meum filium filie mee domine Aalis" as her heir "in…comitatu Bigorre", and if he died childless "dominus Jordanus frater dicti domini Esquivati", failing whom "domine Mathe filie mee"[289].  "Esquivardus de Chabanes comes Biguorre et Jordanus eius frater" confirmed the grant of "totum comitatum Biguorre", which "dominus Gasto Bearnensis" had devastated and which they could not defend, to "domino Symoni…comiti Lincestrie" by charter dated 6 Aug 1261[290].  A charter dated 1 Sep 1283 records that "dominam Constantiam primogenitam…Guastonis vicecomitis Bearnii et dominæ Mathæ uxoris suæ defunctæ…comitissam Bigoriæ" succeeded as comtesse de Bigorre, following the deaths of "domino Esquivato et domino Jordano nepotibus quondam dominæ P. comitisse Bigorræ"[291]

3.         LORE de Chabanais ([1240/45]-1316).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death in 1284 of "Echivatus comes Bigorre et dominus de Cabanisio" in Navarre and the succession of "domina Lora soror sua"[292].  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "dame Lore sa seur, fille…de…dame Hélys et Jordain de Chabannoys" succeeded "Eschivat" as comtesse de Bigorre, adding that she left it to "messire Aymery de la Roche son filz"[293].  She succeeded her brother in 1283 as Comtesse de Bigorre, Dame de Chabanais et de Confolens.  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriages in 1284 of "Lora filia Echivati de Cabanasio" and "R vicecomiti Turenne" and of "filius primogenitus dicti Raymundi" and "filiam dicte Lore"[294].  A charter dated 1297 records the appointment of arbitrators in the dispute between "Mathildis de Courtenaio comitissa Theati uxor…domini Philippi de Flandria, filii…comitis Flandrensis" and "Lora vicecomitissa Turenne domina de Cabanesio soror dicte domine Mathildis" concerning the county of Bigorre, which they had sold to "domina Johanna regina Francie et Navarre"[295].  A charter dated 1 Mar 1298 records the decision of the arbitrators in the dispute between "domina Matildim comitissam Theauti" and "dominam Loram vicecomitissam Turenne dominam de Cabanesio sororem dicte domine Mathildis" concerning the county of Bigorre, deciding that if the county was ever recovered from "domina Johanna regina Francie et Navarre" it should be held by both parties according to their respective shares[296].  A charter dated 1302 records that Philippe IV King of France summoned "comitem Fuxi, Margaritam comitissam Fuxo eius matrem, comitissam Armaignensem relictam domini Geraldi de Armaniaco, Constanciam vicecomitissam de Marciano, et Guillermam de Bearno dominam de Moncada" as proxy for "consortis nostre regine, Guillelmo Tesson militi et Lore vicecomitisse Turenne" for a hearing relating to the county of Bigorre[297]"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[298]m firstly --- de la Roche, son of --- (-before 1284).  The problem of identifying the first husband of Lore de Chabanais is discussed below.  m secondly (1284) as his second wife, RAYMOND [V] Vicomte de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [IV] Vicomte de Turenne & his wife Allemande Dame de Malemort (-[1284/22 Feb 1285]). 

 

 

1.         ESCHIVAT de Chabanais .  Eschivat de Chabanais, father of Amice, has not been identified.  It appears unlikely that he was the same person as Eschivat de Chabanais (who died in 1283, see above) as he was comte de Bigorre, a title which would probably have been mentioned in the source quoted below if it had been applicable.  m ---.  The name of Eschivat’s wife is not known.  Eschivat & his wife had one child: 

a)         AMICE de Chabanais (-[before 1280]).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Archambladus vicecomes Comborum...Guido primogenitus suus" married firstly "Amissiam filiam Echivati de Cabanisio" during the lifetime of his father and after her death "Almodiam filiam Gaufredi de Thouvaz"[299]m (before 1277) as his first wife, GUY de Comborn, son of ARCHAMBAUD [VII] Vicomte de Comborn & his first wife Marie de Limoges (-before 1284).  Vicomte de Comborn 1277. 

 

 

--- de la Roche (-before 1284).  The identity of the first husband of Lore de Chabanais is uncertain.  No primary source has yet been found which states his name.  The only source so far found which indicates his family is the record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre, which states that "dame Lore sa seur, fille…de…dame Hélys et Jordain de Chabannoys" succeeded "Eschivat" as comtesse de Bigorre and that she bequeathed the county to "messire Aymery de la Roche son filz"[300].  This document is of course extremely late.  Nevertheless, the other genealogical details which it contains seem accurate, and none of them appears to have been challenged at the time by the king of France (the defendant in the 1503 lawsuit) according to the contemporary report of the hearing.  Can "de la Roche" in that document be interpreted as meaning "de Rochechouart"?  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Lore’s first husband was "Simon de Rochechouart, son of Aimery [VII] Vicomte de Rochechouart"[301].  This cannot be correct as it is demonstrated satisfactorily, below, that Simon, son of Aimery [VII], was archbishop of Bordeaux.  There is certainly some connection between Lore de Chabannes and the Rochechouart family: in a charter dated 11 Dec 1304, "Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanais" declares herself "tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu", when arranging the marriage of Simon de Rochechouart to her own grand-daughter[302]"Feu Aimery de Rochechouart" in that document must be identified as Vicomte Aimery [IX], although in 1304 all his children would have been too old to have needed Lore as their "tutrice" which represents another point which is difficult to understand.  If Lore’s husband was a Rochechouart, and "neveu" in the 1304 document can be interpreted strictly, he would have belonged to the generation preceding that of Aimery [IX], which means that he was a son of Aimery [VII] Vicomte de Rochechouart.  This possibility is hyperlinked, for easy reference, to "--- de Rochechouart, son of Aimery [VII] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Alix de Mortemart".  However, the conclusion is unsatisfactory from a chronological point of view as the children of Aimery [VII] must have been born in the early years of the 13th century, which would mean that Lore’s first husband was considerably older than her.  Turning to the Rochefoucauld alternative, "de la Roche" is the name more usually applied to that family.  Aimery [I] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld (died 1249 or after) and his wife Letice de Parthenay had a son Aimery who, according to Père Anselme, died childless[303].  Guy [VI] de la Rochefoucauld and his wife Agnes de Rochechouart (daughter of Vicomte Aimery [VIII]) also had younger sons whose descents are not recorded by Anselme (see the document ANGOULÊME/LA MARCHE for the Rochefoucauld family).  If the first husband of Lore de Chabanais was a similar age to his wife, the sons of Guy [VI] represent the more likely possibility.  In addition, the onomastics present some interest as the name "Letice" was given to Lore’s daughter (although the primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified, see below).  It is difficult to explore this line of research further as the primary sources which record the Rochefoucauld family have not yet been identified.  Nevertheless, it can already be noted that the problem with the "Rochefoucauld" hypothesis is that it leaves the following two points unexplained: firstly, the precise relationship between Lore de Chabanais and the Rochechouart family, as noted in the 1304 document and which required dispensations for the marriage between Lore’s grand-daughter and Simon de Rochechouart, and secondly why Lore de Chabanais would have been appointed "tutrice" of the children of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart if the relationship between them was more remote through the Rochefoucauld family. 

m as her first husband, LORE de Chabanais, daughter of JOURDAIN ESCHIVAT [II] Sire de Chabanais & his wife Alix de Montfort Ctss de Bigorre ([1240/45]-1316).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death in 1284 of "Echivatus comes Bigorre et dominus de Cabanisio" in Navarre and the succession of "domina Lora soror sua"[304].  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "dame Lore sa seur, fille…de…dame Hélys et Jordain de Chabannoys" succeeded "Eschivat" as comtesse de Bigorre, adding that she left it to "messire Aymery de la Roche son filz"[305].  She succeeded her brother in 1283 as Comtesse de Bigorre, Dame de Chabanais et de Confolens.  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriages in 1284 of "Lora filia Echivati de Cabanasio" and "R vicecomiti Turenne" and of "filius primogenitus dicti Raymundi" and "filiam dicte Lore"[306].  A charter dated 1297 records the appointment of arbitrators in the dispute between "Mathildis de Courtenaio comitissa Theati uxor…domini Philippi de Flandria, filii…comitis Flandrensis" and "Lora vicecomitissa Turenne domina de Cabanesio soror dicte domine Mathildis" concerning the county of Bigorre, which they had sold to "domina Johanna regina Francie et Navarre"[307]"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[308]

Lore & her first husband had three children: 

1.         AIMERY "de la Roche" (-before 10 Dec 1304)"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[309].  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "dame Lore sa seur, fille…de…dame Hélys et Jordain de Chabannoys" succeeded "Eschivat" as comtesse de Bigorre, adding that she left it to "messire Aymery de la Roche son filz"[310]m ALIX de Châteauneuf, daughter of --- (-after Apr 1328).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre records that "messire Aymery de la Roche" married "dame Hélys de Chasteauneuf"[311].  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated Easter 1328 under which her granddaughter "noble damoiselle Isabelle de Rochechouart, fille de feu messire Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier, âgée de plus de 12 ans mais mineure de vint-cinq ans" renounced her rights to property, reserving to herself what may come to her "de la succession de la noble dame de Chateauneuf son ayeule et de feu Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois son oncle"[312].  Aimery & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         ESCHIVAT de Chabanais (-before Apr 1328).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre names "Eschivat de Chasteauneuf" as the son of "messire Aymery de la Roche" and his wife "dame Hélys de Chasteauneuf"[313].  Seigneur de Chabanais, inherited from his paternal grandmother.  He and his sister adopted the name Chabanais.  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, confirmed "le douaire…à Laure sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna ladite terre, après la mort de sadite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnalhac frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalhac son frère" and appointed as "tutrice à ses enfants la dame Laure sa femme, et si elle se remarioit…sondit frère…à son défaut le susdit Eschivat son beau-frère et à son défaut messire Ithier de Cosnac"[314].  His date of death is set by the charter dated Easter 1328 under which his niece "noble damoiselle Isabelle de Rochechouart, fille de feu messire Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier, âgée de plus de 12 ans mais mineure de vint-cinq ans" renounced her rights to property, reserving to herself what may come to her "de la succession de la noble dame de Chateauneuf son ayeule et de feu Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois son oncle"[315].  The testament of "Eschivatus dominus de Cabanasio miles" is dated "les octaves de saint Jean-Baptiste 1326"[316]m firstly MARGUERITE d’Analhac, daughter of P --- d’Analhac & his wife Agnes de Rochechouart (-after 16 May 1316).  The testament of "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart", dated 16 May 1316, confirmed "le douaire…à Laure sa femme sur la terre de Saint Laurent; donna ladite terre, après la mort de sadite femme, à Marguerite d’Analhac sa niece femme d’Eschivat seigneur de Chabanois avec reversibilité en cas de mort sans hoirs à Aimery d’Arnalhac frère de ladite Marguerite, à la charge de 50 livres de rente envers Perrin d’Arnalhac son frère" and appointed as "tutrice à ses enfants la dame Laure sa femme, et si elle se remarioit…sondit frère…à son défaut le susdit Eschivat son beau-frère et à son défaut messire Ithier de Cosnac"[317]m secondly SIBYLLE de Bossay, daughter of --- (-1325).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre names "Eschivat de Chasteauneuf", son of "messire Aymery de la Roche" and his wife "dame Hélys de Chasteauneuf", married "dame Cibille de Bossay"[318].  The testament of "Sibilla de Boussayo, uxor domini Eschivardi de Chabanesio milites" is dated "le jeudi avant la Saint-Mathieu 1325"[319].  Eschivat & his second wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Chabanais (-after Nov 1387).  The record of the 1503 hearing relating to the dispute over the inheritance of the county of Bigorre names "dame Jehanne de Chabanoys" as the daughter of "Eschivat de Chasteauneuf" and his wife "dame Cibille de Bossay", adding that she married "messire Miles de Touars" by whom she had "messire Regnaud de Toars" who married "Catherine de Loyac" by whom he had "autre messire Miles de Toars" who married "Béatrix de Montéjon", parents of "Catherine de Thoars" who married "Jehan de Vendosme" and were parents of "messire Jehan de Vendosme père…du monsieur Jacques de Vendôsme demandeur"[320].  The testament of "Jehanna de Cabanesio domina dicti loci de Cabanesio et Pousangiis" is dated "le mercredi avant la Sainte-Catherine 1387"[321]m MILON de Thouars Seigneur de Pouzauges et de Tiffauges, son of HUGUES de Thouars Seigneur de Pouzauges et de Mauléon & his first wife Isabelle de Noyers (-[31 May 1378/Apr 1379]). 

b)         LORE de Chabanais ([1283]-after 1 Sep 1356)"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[322]"Lore de Chabanès veuve de Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" donated "la terre et fief de Chalhac avec le fief de Saliac" to "Isabelle de Rochechouart sa fille, messire Foucaud de Rochechouart évêque de Noyon, son tuteur, acceptant pour elle", by charter dated "du vendredi après Pâques 1327"[323].  Dame de Chabanais et de Confolens.  m (contract 11 Dec 1304) SIMON Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his first wife Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente ([1262/63]-[16 May 1316/1318]). 

c)         [FOUCAUD de Chabanais (-after Dec 1311).  "Simon vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier" transferred property to "Jean Fricondel" in exchange for property "sous certaines charges...de Pierre de Chateauneuf et de Foucaud de Chabanès chevaliers" by charter dated early Dec 1311[324].  The parentage of Foucaud is not known.  From a chronological point of view, he could have been the son of Aimery de Chabanais.] 

2.         JEAN"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanès, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" dated "le vendredy après Saint-Nicolas d’hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna audit Simon son frère cent livres de rente..." and "la dite dame vicomtesse fait mention de son testament et de ses enfants Aimery et Jean"[325]

3.         LETICIE (-1285 or after).  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the marriages in 1284 of "Lora filia Echivati de Cabanasio" and "R vicecomiti Turenne" and of "filius primogenitus dicti Raymundi" and "filiam dicte Lore"[326].  1285.  m (1284) as his first wife, RAYMOND [VI] Vicomte de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [V] Vicomte de Turenne & his first wife Agassie de Pons (-Flanders 1304). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    CHABOT

 

 

The Chabot family is unusual, compared with other noble families in Poitou, in that its name is not derived from the territory which it governed.  The origin of the name has not been traced, but a clue may be provided because the family arms included three large-headed fish, named "chabot" in French.  Sandret suggests two possible derivations: firstly, that the name may have been given as a nickname to an ancestor with an unusually large or deformed head, or secondly that the family held a water-course especially renowned for these fish[327].  The family was established in the Bas-Poitou area, in the area included within the present-day French départements of la Vendée and Deux-Sèvres, by the mid-11th century, although the ancestry of the different individuals named at the time has not been traced to a common source.  As a result of a marriage in 1645 with the heiress of the ducal family of Rohan, the family name was changed to Rohan-Chabot. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] Chabot (-after [1055]).  "…Heliæ de Volvento…Guillelmi Caboici, Petri abbatis…" signed the charter dated 31 May 1040 under which "Goffridus comes et uxor Agnes mea" [Geoffroy [II] "Martel" Comte d’Anjou and his first wife Agnes de Mâcon] founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Vendôme[328].  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][329]m ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after [1055]).  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][330]

2.         GEOFFROY Chabot (-after [1055]).  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][331]

 

 

1.         GOSBERT Chabot .  "Gosbertus Chabot" donated "medietatem ecclesie de Buxeria" to Talmond, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][332]m ---.  The name of Gosbert’s wife is not known.  Gosbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES Chabot .  "Gosbertus Chabot" donated "medietatem ecclesie de Buxeria" to Talmond, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][333]

 

 

1.         HUMBERT Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][334]

2.         AIMERY Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][335]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER [I] Chabot .  "Bernardus miles de S. Michaele, Gauterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "terre…apud S. Martinum in Insulam et…apud S. Vincentium de Bullio" to Talmond, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][336].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmond by charter dated to [1085][337]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [GUILLAUME [III] Chabot .  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmond by charter dated to [1140][338].  The relationship between Guillaume [III] and Pagan is not specified.  The various charters which are quoted in this section indicate the following succession: (1) Guillaume [III], (2) Pagan, (3) Pagan’s brother Gaudin, and (4) Gauthier [II].  The primary source quoted below confirms that Gauthier [II] was the grandson of Gauthier [I], but does not name his father.  The same document refers to the unnamed brother of Gauthier [II] and Pagan and Gaudin by name, without specifying their relationship to Gauthier [II] although the wording clearly indicates that they were not his brothers.  The most likely explanation for the line of succession is that Guillaume [III] succeeded his father Gauthier [I] but died without direct heirs and was succeeded by his younger brother Pagan.  Pagan must also have died without male heirs and was succeeded by his brother Gaudin (their sibling relationship is confirmed by the documentation).  It is then assumed that Gaudin also died without direct heirs, and was succeeded by his presumed nephew Gauthier [II], son of another deceased brother.] 

b)         [PAGAN Chabot (-before [1150]).  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmond by charter dated to [1140][339].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmond, and after his death "Gaudinus Chabot…frater suus", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Giraudus Auvry presbyter et Caprarius Piincers et Rainaldus de Bello Loco nepotes ipsius Gaudini…"[340].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmond by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[341]m ---.  The name of Pagan’s wife is not known.  Pagan & his wife had two children: 

i)          VILLANE Chabot .  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmond by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[342]m SOLDENE, son of ---. 

ii)         GELOSE Chabot .  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmond by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[343]m PIERRE Agne, son of ---. 

c)         [GAUDIN Chabot (-after [1140]).  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmond by charter dated to [1140][344].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmond, and after his death "Gaudinus Chabot…frater suus", by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by "Giraudus Auvry presbyter et Caprarius Piincers et Rainaldus de Bello Loco nepotes ipsius Gaudini…"[345].] 

d)         son .  Gauthier [II] is confirmed by the document quoted below as the grandson of Gauthier [I] but the name of his father is not known.  m ---.  Two children: 

i)          son .  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated to [1147] under which his brother "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmond, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini"[346]

ii)         GAUTHIER [II] Chabot .  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmond, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini", by charter dated to [1147][347].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmond by "Paganus et Godinus Chabot fratres", and after their death by "Gaulterius Chabot qui in honorem successit…cum…Soldenus…[et] Petrus Agnus, qui duas filias jamdicti Pagani in conjugio duxerant…jamdicti Soldeni conjux Villana" with the consent of "[Gauterius Chabot]…uxore sua Pontia", witnessed by "altera filia supradicti Pagani Chabot, conjux…Petri Agni, Gelosa…infirmare…"[348]m PONTIA, daughter of ---.  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmond, with the consent of "uxore sua Pontia", for the salvation of "sua et fratris sui defuncti et Gaulterii Chabot avi sui et Pagani et Gaudini", by charter dated to [1147][349]

2.         GUILLAUME [II] Chabot (-after 1105).  "Bernardus miles de S. Michaele, Gauterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "terre…apud S. Martinum in Insulam et…apud S. Vincentium de Bullio" to Talmond, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][350].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmond by charter dated to [1085][351].  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][352].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][353].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmond, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][354].  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmond by charter dated to [1140][355]m PETRONILLE, daughter of ---.  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][356].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmond, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][357].  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         BRIAND Chabot (-after 27 May 1152).  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][358].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmond, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][359].  "Goffridus Gislebertus" donated rights "in terra de Follos Rossos…vallis de Gerzai et vallis Arsendis ducit ad terram Ugonis Chabot…", with the consent of "Briendus nepos suus et…Chabot alius nepos suus", by undated charter[360].  "Briendus Chabot et Chabot frater eius et Petrus Chabot" donated "terras de Follosio" donated by "Goffridus Gislebertus avunculus eorum", by undated charter[361].  A charter dated to [1150] records that, after the death of "Gausfridi Gilberti", "nepotes ipsius Briencius vicelicet Chabot" were persecuted by "Willelmi cognomento Archiepiscopi" who confiscated the lands of their uncle[362]

b)         GUILLAUME Chabot (-after [1150]).  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][363].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][364].  A charter dated to [1150] records that, after the death of "Gausfridi Gilberti", "nepotes ipsius Briencius vicelicet Chabot" were persecuted by "Willelmi cognomento Archiepiscopi" who confiscated the lands of their uncle[365]

c)         GILBERT Chabot .  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmond by charter dated to [1092/1129][366]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUGUES Chabot (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[367]m MAXIMILLE, daughter of --- (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[368].  Hugues & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[369]

b)         PIERRE Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[370]

c)         PHILIPPA Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[371]

d)         VILLANE Chabot .  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164[372]

2.         GUILLAUME Chabot (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164, signed by "…Beatricis uxoris Willelmi Chaboz…"[373]m BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1164).  "Ugo Chaboz" donated revenue "in decima Sancti Gaudencii et in decima de Chantignac…" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Maximille et filiorum meorum Ugonis et Petri et filiarum mearum Filippe et Villane et Willelmus frater meus", by charter dated 1164, signed by "…Beatricis uxoris Willelmi Chaboz…"[374]

 

 

1.         ARNAUD Chabot (-after 1230).  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmond, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[375]m CECILE, daughter of ---.  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmond, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[376]

 

2.         GUILLAUME Chabot .  "Willelmus Chabot" donated revenue and animals "quam Ugo Canavinus in Candasio ab Aimerico Jaifardo possidens…[et] in terra Goiteria" to Absie, with the consent of "Agnes uxor", by undated charter[377]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus Chabot" donated revenue and animals "quam Ugo Canavinus in Candasio ab Aimerico Jaifardo possidens…[et] in terra Goiteria" to Absie, with the consent of "Agnes uxor", by undated charter[378]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         SEBRAND [I] Chabot (-after 1152).  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[379].  "Siebrandus [Cabot]" donated property to Absie, the year in which he went to Jerusalem, by undated charter[380].  "Sebrandus Chabot volens ire in Jherusalem" donated "terragia de Macinee" to Absie by charter dated to [1147][381].  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie, with the consent of "Tebaudus filius eius", by charter dated 1135[382]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie by charter dated 1135[383].  [An alternative possible marriage is suggested: m ADELA du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of HUGUES du Puy-du-Fou & his first wife Tiphaine de Craon.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Hadelia…eiusdem Hugonis filia" (following directly after the passage naming "Hugonis de Podio-fagi") as wife of "Sigebertus Chabot de Volvento", and their son "Theobaudus"[384].  The difficulties associated with the fabrication of all or parts of the reconstruction of the Puy-du-Fou family are discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, including the possibility that this fragmentary chronicle formed part of the fabrication.  Her parentage and marriage have not yet been corroborated by another primary source.  The accuracy of this information cannot therefore be assessed.  The source in which Agnes, known wife of Sebrand, is named suggests that it should be treated with caution, although it must be pointed out that she is named in only one source which does not indicate that she was the mother of Sebrand’s children.  The possibility of another marriage cannot therefore be excluded.]  Sebrand & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIBAUT [II] Chabot (-[1180]).  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie by charter dated 1135[385].  "Tebaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie made by "pater suus Siebrandus" by undated charter[386].  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie, with the consent of "Tebaudus filius eius", by charter dated 1135[387].  "Tebaudus Chaboz et uxor Margarita" donated "terram juxta terram illorum de Follosio" to Absie by undated charter[388].  "Tebaudus Chabot et…uxor mea Margarita" donated property "in territorio feodi nostri de Malrepast" to Absie by undated charter, which names "Hugonem Lesiniaci et uxorem suam Burgundiam"[389].  "…Willelmus Mangat, Theobaldus Chabot…" witnessed the marriage contract between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis" dated 1173[390].  A charter dated to [1178] records a judgment against "Theobaudus Jabot" relating to his claims to seigneurial power over the abbey of Saint-Maixent, based on his possession of "terram Alonis Lobet cum Margarita uxore sua, filia supradicti Alonis"[391].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[392]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ALON Loubet & his wife --- (-after [1180]).  "Tebaudus Chaboz et uxor Margarita" donated "terram juxta terram illorum de Follosio" to Absie by undated charter[393].  "Tebaudus Chabot et…uxor mea Margarita" donated property "in territorio feodi nostri de Malrepast" to Absie by undated charter, which names "Hugonem Lesiniaci et uxorem suam Burgundiam"[394].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[395].  A charter dated to [1178] records that, after the death of "Theobaudi Jabot", the abbot of Saint-Maixent required "Margaritam uxorem supra dicti Theobaudi" to recognise the abbey’s suzerainty over her lands[396].  A charter dated to [1180] records a judgment against "Theobaudus Jabot" relating to his claims to seigneurial power over the abbey of Saint-Maixent, based on his possession of "terram Alonis Lobet cum Margarita uxore sua, filia supradicti Alonis"[397].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[398].  Thibaut & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          THIBAUT [III] Chabot (-after Oct 1206).  "Theobaldus filius Theobaudi Chabot" donated "elemosinas…in terris Massigniaci…de patre meo et de avo meo Siebrando" to Absie by charter dated 1185[399]

-         see below.   

ii)         [EUSTACHIE Chabot (-after May 1200).  Dame de Vouvent et de Mervent.  "Eustachia uxor mea et Goffridus filius meus adhuc infantulus" consented to the donation by "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" to the abbey of l'Absie dated May 1200, which also names "Ugonem filium meum"[400].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Sandret states that Eustachie was the daughter of Thibaut [II] Chabot and his wife Marguerite, but cites no primary source which confirms that this statement is correct[401]m (before [1199]) as his [second] wife, GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent, son of HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Bourgogne de Rancon (-1216).] 

iii)        AGNES Chabot (-[1201/05]).  “Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[402]m PIERRE [III] de la Garnache, son of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de la Garnache & his wife Gelosa --- (-before 1200). 

iv)       [ALIX Chabot (-after 19 Jun 1206).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 which records the donation to Talmond by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[403].  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[404].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[405]m RAOUL de Mauléon Seigneur de Talmond, son of EBLES de Mauléon & his wife Eustachie --- (-before [1212]).] 

2.         THIBAUT [I] Chabot .  "Tebaudus Chabot" donated "campum terre froste a Macinne" to Absie by undated charter, dated to [1130][406].  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[407]

 

 

THIBAUT [III] Chabot, son of THIBAUT Chabot & his wife Marguerite Loubet (-after 1192).  "Theobaldus filius Theobaudi Chabot" donated "elemosinas…in terris Massigniaci…de patre meo et de avo meo Siebrando" to Absie by charter dated 1185[408].  "Theobaudus Chabot", on his deathbed, confirmed the donation of "quartam partem de omnibus boscis" made to Absie by "domini de Cantamerula", with the consent of "Theobaudus filius eius et Margarita uxor sua", by undated charter[409].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles" gave security to Genoese merchants by charter dated Dec 1190[410].  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[411].  "…Theobaldum Chabot" subscribed the charter dated Oct 1206 which records a peace agreement between John King of England and Philippe II King of France[412].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[413]

m OLIVE, daughter of --- (-after 1192).  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[414]

Thibaut & his wife had one child: 

1.         SEBRAND [II] Chabot (-before 1230).  "Tebaudus filius Tebaudi Chaboz" donated property "in domo Allodi, Pelloelle et Barra Audegent", with the consent of "uxor mea Oliva et filius meus Segebrandus", by charter dated 1192[415].  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[416].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[417].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[418]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[419].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[420].  Sebrand & his wife had five children: 

a)         THIBAUT [IV] Chabot (-after May 1251).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[421].  "Seebrandus Chabot", on leaving on crusade, committed revenue to Saint-Maixent for five years, with the consent of "domina…Agnes uxor mea et Teobaudus primogenitus et heres meus", by charter dated 1218[422].  Seigneur d’Oulmes et de la Rochecervière.  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[423].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[424].  "Theobaldus Chaboz miles dominus de Roche Cerveria" donated revenues to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 18 May 1239[425].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted "la terre de Saint Hillaire le Voys" to "Girart Chabotz chevalier mon frère" and property at Saint-Maixent to "Sebrant Chabotz chevalier mon frère puisné", reserving dower to "Aynor my femme", names "madame Agnes ma mère et mère à mesdits frères", provides marriage portions for "mes troys filles Agnès, Olive et Margarite", and provides for "Thebaudins my filz" with default to "Guillaume de Chantemerle mon fil"[426]m ELEONORE de Brosse, daughter of BERNARD [IV] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife --- (-after 1250).  Père Anselme names "Ænor de Brosse dame des Essarts" as daughter of Bernard [IV] Vicomte de Brosse and records that she married "Thibaut Chabot IV…seigneur de Roche-Cerviere, fils de Thibaut Chabot III…", but cites no primary sources[427].  "Theobaldus Chabot dominus de Rupe Cerveria et de Exsartis" granted dower to "Aenordi de Brocia uxori mee", with the consent of "Girardi Chaboti et Scebrandi Chaboti militum", by charter dated Jun 1250[428].  Thibaut [IV] & his wife had children: 

-        CHABOT, SEIGNEURS du PETIT-CHÂTEAU, de VOUVENT et de la GREVE[429]

b)         GERARD [I] Chabot (-before Aug 1267).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[430]

-        see below

c)         SEBRAND Chabot (-before 1303).  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[431].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[432].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted property at Saint-Maixent to "Sebrant Chabotz chevalier mon frère puisné"[433]

d)         JEANNE Chabot .  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[434]m (1230) PIERRE Marbeuf, son of ---. 

e)         BELLASSEZ Chabot (-[27 Feb 1267/20 Jul 1275]).  "Brient le Beuf chevalier et Belleassez sa femme" consented to an agreement between "Girart Chaboz valet seigneur de Rays" and "Guillon le Roy" relating to property by charter dated 27 Feb 1267[435].  A charter dated 20 Jul 1275 records that "Girart Chabouz chevalier…sire de Raes" granted revenue revenue "dou port Durant", previously held by "Brient le Buef chevalier, par resson de son maryage, de Belle Asez defuncte, jadis sa femme, suer audit Girart"[436]m BRIENT Lebœuf Seigneur de Nozay, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         THIBAUT Chabot .  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter, dated to [1153][437]m firstly (before [1153]) MIRABLE, daughter of ---.  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter, dated to [1153][438]

 

2.         --- .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[439]m ARSENDE, daughter of ---.  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[440].  Two children: 

a)         Chabot .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[441]

b)         GUILLAUME .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[442]

 

 

GERARD [I] Chabot, son of SEBRAND Chabot & his wife Agnes --- (-before Aug 1267).  "Sebrandus Chaboz dominus de Ulmis" donated property "in dominio meo Ulmis…de Campodonato usque ad Rocham d’Isar…usque ad chirum Moisardi", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum Tebaudi et Geraldi", by charter dated 1218[443].  "Theobaudus Chaboz dominus Rocheserverie" granted property to “domino Petro Marbeuf militia domino Stagni et Johanne uxori sue sorori mee”, with the consent of “fratrum meorum Girardi et Sehebrandi Chabot”, by charter dated 1230[444].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles, Girardus et Seebrandus fratres eius" confirmed donations to the abbey of Châtelliers made by "Margarita…proavia nostra, uxor Theobaldi Chabot et Theobaldus Chabot filius eorum, et Seebrandus pater noster", by charter dated Mar 1231[445].  A charter dated Apr 1244 records that "Thebaut Chabotz chevalier sires d’Olmes et de Roche Cerviere" granted "la terre de Saint Hillaire le Voys" to "Girart Chabotz chevalier mon frère"[446].  A charter dated 27 Aug 1254 records an arbitration settlement between the Templars and “Girardum Chabotz et Eustachiam uxorem suam filiam et heredem Radulphi de Rays et Savagie uxoris sue defunctorum” concerning property “in Plesseyo Raphiri[447].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu", such that the Chabot couple would hold all the land of "Morice de Belleville et…Jehanne sa femme, feu", by charter dated Sep 1260[448]

m firstly TIPHAINE de Montfort, daughter of EUDES de Montfort & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated Aug 1267 under which "Eudes de Montfort" confirmed donations to Buzay for the soul of "Théophanie sa fille jadis femme de feu Girard Chabot"[449]

m secondly (before 1246) EUSTACHIE de Rays, daughter of RAOUL Sire de Rays & his wife Salvage de la Mothe-Achard (-after Sep 1260).  "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[450].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu" by charter dated Sep 1260[451]

Gérard & his second wife had children: 

1.         GERARD [II] Chabot (-1298).  A charter dated Feb 1268 records an agreement between "Jehanne de Poencé fille et hoir feu Jeffroy de Poencé" and "Girart Chabot seigneur de Rays et de Chasteaugontier et Emme sa femme, jadis femme dudit feu Jeffroy" concerning the dower of Emma[452].  Sire de Rays.  Seigneur de Château-Gonthier, by right of his first wife.  m ([4 May 1263/13 Jun 1265]) as her second husband, EMMA [Anne] de Château-Gonthier, widow of GEOFFROY de Poëncy, daughter of JACQUES Seigneur Château-Gonthier et de Nogent-le-Rotrou & his wife Avoise de Laval (-after Feb 1268).  The date of her marriage is established by the testament of her first husband "Gaufridus de Poenceio", dated 4 May 1263, which names "…Petrum de Poncé militem, Hugonem et Theobaldum de Poencé, fratres meos…" among his executors, and gives "filia mea primogenita…in custodia domini Guidonis de Valle militis"[453].  "Petrus filius Johannis comitis Britanie" granted "castellaniam de Veuz" to "Anne uxori Girardi Chabotz domini Radesiarum, filie primogenite deffuncti Jacobi quondam domini Castri Gonterii et Nogenti Rotrodi" in exchange for "castro…de Nogento Rotrodi" by charter dated 13 Jun 1265[454].  "Emme fille e heir feu James de Cheteau Gontier, femme jadis feu Gefrei de Pouencé" donated "la chastelenie de Veuz" to "Girart Chabot son…espous" by charter dated Jan 1266[455].  A charter dated Feb 1268 records an agreement between "Jehanne de Poencé fille et hoir feu Jeffroy de Poencé" and "Girart Chabot seigneur de Rays et de Chasteaugontier et Emme sa femme, jadis femme dudit feu Jeffroy" concerning the dower of Emma[456].  "Emma domina Castri Gonterii" donated "terciam partem tocius terre mee" to "Girardo Chaboz valleto domino Radesiarum" if "Theobaldi filii mei" died without heirs by charter dated Dec 1268[457].  "Girart Chabotz chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecoul" donated income from "Port Durant à Coiron en Chevecher", previously enjoyed by "Brient Beuf ot en mariaige o…Bellassez jadiz sa femme, seur dud…Girart", to "Jehan de Coché, vallet, sgr de la Benaste et Eustaice sa femme, fille dud…Girart", and to Eustachie "la terre dever feue Anne jadis sa mère" while reserving rights to "Jehan de Beaumont et Jehanne de Pancé sa femme, fille de lad. Anne et seur à lad. Eustaice", by charter dated Mar 1285[458].  The confusion in the different sources between Anne and Emma as the name of the first wife of Gérard [II] Chabot is probably due to transcription errors, as the two names probably appear similar in original manuscripts.  The difficulty is knowing which was her correct name.  m secondly ([21 Nov 1274]) JEANNE de Craon, daughter of MAURICE [IV] Sire de Craon & his wife Isabelle de Lusignan (-before 1288).  "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[459].  A charter dated 28 Nov 1274 records the dowry paid by "Maurice son frère" to "Girard Chabot" on his marriage to "Jeanne de Craon"[460].  "Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" donated "le tiers de toute nostre terre" to "Girart Chabot cher sgr de Rays et de Machecoul" by charter dated 7 Oct 1284[461].  "Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" consented to the marriage arranged by "nostre…espoux…Girart Chaboz cher sire de Rays et de Machecoul" between "Ysabeau nostre fille o Olivier de Machecoul, vallet" by charter dated 9 Dec 1284[462]m thirdly (before 1289) MARGUERITE des Barres, daughter of JEAN des Barres Seigneur d’Ossory & his second wife Isabelle ---.  "Margarite des Barres, feme…Girart Chaboz chevalier seignor de Rais et de Macheco" donated "la terce partie de tote ma terre" to "mon…seignor…Girart Chaboz chevalier" by charter dated 28 Apr 1289[463].  Gérard & his first wife had one child: 

a)         EUSTACHIE Chabot (-after Mar 1285).  The marriage contract between "Girardus Chaboz militis domini Radesiarum…Eustachia filia nostra" and "Johanni de Cocheio filio…Oliverii de Machecolio militis domini Benaste" is dated Jan 1276, and included property "terra de Castrogonterii"[464], the latter reference indicating that Eustachie was born from her father’s first marriage.  "Girart Chabotz chevalier sire de Rays et de Machecoul" donated income from "Port Durant à Coiron en Chevecher", previously enjoyed by "Brient Beuf ot en mariaige o…Bellassez jadiz sa femme, seur dud…Girart", to "Jehan de Coché, vallet, sgr de la Benaste et Eustaice sa femme, fille dud…Girart", and to Eustachie "la terre dever feue Anne jadis sa mère" while reserving rights to "Jehan de Beaumont et Jehanne de Pancé sa femme, fille de lad. Anne et seur à lad. Eustaice", by charter dated Mar 1285[465]m (contract Jan 1276) JEAN de Coché, son of OLIVIER de Machecoul & his first wife Marquise [Amicie] de Coché ([1255]-1308). 

Gérard & his second wife had two children: 

b)         GERARD Chabot (-before 22 Jan 1338).  Seigneur de Rays.  m (14 Jul 1299) MARIE de Parthenay, daughter of GUILLAUME [VI] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his first wife Jeanne de Montfort (-after 6 Oct 1359).  The marriage contract between "Guillaume Larcevesque chevalier seignor de Partenay et de Vovant…Marie nostre fille" and "Girart Chaboz, vallet, seignor de Rays et de Machecoul" is dated "le mardi avant la Sainte Marguerite" 1299[466].  Dame de Saint-Etienne, de Malemort et de la Mothe-Achard.  Judgment was granted 19 Dec 1332 in favour of "Mariam de Partenayo, uxorem Girardi Chabot, nunc militis" against "Hugonem Archiepiscopi fratrem suum…Johanne Archiepiscopi domino de Partenayo fratre et herede dicti Hugonis…deffuncti" relating to the inheritance from "Johanna de Monteforti mater ipsorum"[467].  "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mothe Achard" and "Olivier sgr de Cliczon, cher, sire de Belleville […comme curateur], et Girart de Rays sire de Rays et de Machecoul" agreed division of income from properties by charter dated 14 Mar 1338[468].  A charter dated 8 Oct 1359 records an agreement between "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mote Achart…fille jadis…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay et de…Jehanne de Montfort sa femme" and "Nicholas Sarcier…procureur de…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay…filz…de…Jehan Larcevesque nagueres seigneur de Partenay, frère de ladite madame Marie" relating to her marriage contract with "Girart Chabot deffunt jadis sire de Raix et espoux de ladite madame Marie", which also names her brother "Hugues Larcevesque"[469].  Gerard & his wife had children: 

i)          GERARD Chabot (-before 15 Sep 1344).  Baron de Rays [Retz].  Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard, de Falcron, de Saint-Hilaire, de Vaujoux et d’Avrilly.  m CATHERINE de Laval, daughter of GUY [VIII Sire de Laval & his second wife Jeanne de Beaumont Dame de Loué.  Gerard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GERARD Chabot (-before 1399).  Baron de Retz, Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard.  m PHILIPPA Bertrand, daughter of ROBERT Bertrand Seigneur de Briquebec & his wife Marie de Sully (-after 3 Feb 1392).  Gerard & his wife had two children: 

(1)       JEANNE Chabot (-16 Jan 1407).  The marriage contract between "Guillaume Larcevesque sgr de Parthenay…Jehan Larcevesque son filz aisné" and "damoiselle Jehanne dame de Rays" is dated 8 Jun 1379[470].  A charter dated 18 Aug 1381 granted absolution for the marriage between "Johanne domine Radesiarum" and "Johanne Archiepiscopi militi" for 3o and 4o consanguinity[471].  Dame de Retz.  m firstly ROGER de Beaufort, son of ---.  m secondly (contract 8 Jun 1379, dispensation 18 Aug 1381, annulled) JEAN [III] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME [VII] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Jeanne de Mathefelon (-1427).  m thirdly FRANÇOIS de Chauvigné, son of ---.  Baron de Retz. 

(2)       GERARD Chabot (1344-[1370/3 Nov 1371]).  Baron de Retz, Seigneur de la Mothe-Achard.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE Ctss de Sancerre, daughter of JEAN [III] Comte de Sancerre & his first wife Marguerite de Marmande (-1419).  The marriage contract between "Johannes comes de Sacrocæsare et…Margarita domina de Meremendia…relicta…domini Girardi quondam domini de Rays" and "dominus Beraldus Dalphini Alverniæ comes Claromontensis dominusque de Mercorio" is dated 27 Jun 1374[472].  She married secondly (Riom 27 Jun 1374) as his third wife, Béraud [II] "le Grand Dauphin" Dauphin d’Auvergne.  A charter dated 5 Mar 1377 records an agreement between "Berault dauphin d’Auvergne conte de Clermont et…Marguerite de Sancerre sa femme" and "madamoiselle Jehanne dame de Rais, heritiere seule…de feu…Girart son frère et mari de lad. Marguerite, et madame Phelippe Bertrande, mère de lad. Marguerite" relating to the dower of Marguerite[473].  She married thirdly Jean [II] dit Lourdin Seigneur de Saligny, and fourthly (1408) Jacques de Montberron Baron de Maulévrier

ii)         MARGUERITE Chabot (-1333).  The marriage contract between "Hervé de Leon sire de Noion…Hervé de Leon nostre fiuz esné e principal hayr" and "Girart Chabot syre de Rays e de Marchecoul, chevalers…damaysele Margot fille aud. Girart" is dated 19 Jun 1324[474]m (contract 19 Jun 1324) as his first wife, HERVE de Léon Seigneur de Noyans-sur-Andelle, son of HERVE de Léon Seigneur de Noyon-sur-Andelle & his wife Jeanne de Montmorency (-before 20 May 1349). 

c)         ISABELLE Chabot .  The marriage contract between "Girart Chaboz cher sgr de Rays et…Eustace de Vitré dame de Huguetieres…Ysabeau fille de lui et de…Jehanne de Craon sa femme" and "Olivier de Machecoul filz a lad…Eustaice" is dated 7 Jun 1284, and includes an agreement between "Olivier et Jehan de Souché son frère" and provides for "Thomasse fille a lad. madame Eustaice" to become a nun[475].  "Jehanne de Craon dame de Rays" consented to the marriage arranged by "nostre…espoux…Girart Chaboz cher sire de Rays et de Machecoul" between "Ysabeau nostre fille o Olivier de Machecoul, vallet" by charter dated 9 Dec 1284[476]m (contract 7 Jun 1284) OLIVIER [II] de Machecoul, son of OLIVIER [I] de Machecoul & his second wife Eustachie de Vitré Dame de Huguetières ([1273]-before 2 Feb 1290). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    SIRES de CHARENTON

 

 

The canton of Charenton-du-Cher is located due east of Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, in the present-day French département of Cher, in medieval times between the districts of Berry and Bourbonnais.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

1.         EBLES [I] de Charenton, son of --- .  Sire de Charentonm ---.  The name of Ebles's wife is not known.  Ebles [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         EBLES [II] de CharentonSire de Charentonm ---.  The name of Ebles's wife is not known.  Ebles [II] & his wife had one child:

i)          EBLES [III] de Charenton (-after 1161).  Sire de Charentonm ---.  The name of Ebles's wife is not known.  Ebles [III] & his wife had three children: 

(a)       EBLES [IV] de Charenton (-after [1188])Sire de Charenton.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "nobilis Ebo de Charento" with "Gaucherio de Salis qui fuit filius Geraldi de Mania" with "nuru sua, quæ fuit uxor Archambaldi de Borbon et soror ducis Burgundiæ" invaded Limoges, dated to 1182[477].  “Ebo de Charentone” donated property to La Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1188][478]m --- de Bourbon, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [VII] Sire de Bourbon & his wife Agnes ---.  Ebles [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       MARIE de Charenton (-before May 1210)m ([1207]) as his second wife, GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Sancerre, son of ETIENNE [I] de Blois Comte de Sancerre & his wife Alix [Mathilde] de Donzy (-Epirus 1217). 

(2)       MATHILDE de Charenton (-bur Noirlac Abbey)La Thaumassière quotes the epitaphs in Noirlac abbey which record the burial of “Mathildis quondam domina Charentonii” and “Reginandus de Montefalconis junior[479]m RENAUD [II] de Monfaucon, son of EUDES de Monfaucon & his wife Sarah de Saint-Verain Dame d’Herry (-after 1235). 

(b)       AGNES de Charenton .  Dame de Meillent.  The primary source which confirms her first and second marriages has not yet been identified.  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Madame Aldevis, sœur du Roi Henri d'Angleterre" as wife of "Raoulx le Chauve" and mother of Denise[480], but this text is inexplicable.  m firstly (before 1173) as his second wife, RAOUL [VII] Sire de Déols et de Châteauroux, son of EBBO [II] Sire de Deols & his wife Denise d'Amboise (-Ravenna 27 Nov 1176, bur Ravenna).  m secondly (before 1182) RAOUL de Linières Seigneur de Cluis-Dessous .  

(c)       LUCE de Charenton (-after 1195).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Egidii de Solleiro" as "sorore Ebonis de Charenton" but does not name her[481].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m GILES [III] Sire de Sully, son of EUDES [Archambaud] Sire de Sully & his wife Mathilde de Baugency (-[1195]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-LARCHER

 

 

The village of Château-Larcher is situated half way between Vivonne to the west and Gençay to the east, south of the town of Poitiers, in the present-day French département of Vienne.  In medieval times, it was known as Châtel-Achard. 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Château-Larcher .  "Ugonem Castri Achardi vicecomitem" donated property "in nemore Bornelli" to Nouaillé by charter dated to [1091/1115], witnessed by "Iordanis de Castro Achardo…"[482]

 

2.         JOURDAIN de Château-Larcher .  "Ugonem Castri Achardi vicecomitem" donated property "in nemore Bornelli" to Nouaillé by charter dated to [1091/1115], witnessed by "Iordanis de Castro Achardo…"[483].  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[484]m as her first husband, AMELIE de Mortemer, daughter of SAMUEL de Mortemer & his wife ---.  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated to [1124/37] which records a donation to Nouaillé of property of "Samuel…Dives Mortemarius et Amelia sua…filia" made by "Boso Castro Achardi et Petrus Focaudi filii Amelie"[485].  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[486].  She married secondly Hugues Foucaud, by whom she had a seventh son Pierre  Jourdain & his wife had six children: 

a)         PIERRE Tallafer .  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[487].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1116 records that "domina…Amelia…in vita sua" had promised to donate "alodum cuius partem dimidiam paterno habebat jure, Faiam Raboti" to Nouaillé, that she was buried in the abbey with the consent of "domini sui Ugonis Focaudi filiorumque…suorum…filii ipsius domine Petrus Tallafer, Boson, Iordanus, Petrus", who also consented to the donation of the other half of the property by "frater germanus ipsius domine, Petrus Samuelis", witnessed by "Samuhelis monachi, Iob monachi, Oliverii monachi, isti tres filii ipsius domine fuerunt…"[488]

b)         BOSO .  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[489].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1116 records that "domina…Amelia…in vita sua" had promised to donate "alodum cuius partem dimidiam paterno habebat jure, Faiam Raboti" to Nouaillé, that she was buried in the abbey with the consent of "domini sui Ugonis Focaudi filiorumque…suorum…filii ipsius domine Petrus Tallafer, Boson, Iordanus, Petrus", who also consented to the donation of the other half of the property by "frater germanus ipsius domine, Petrus Samuelis", witnessed by "Samuhelis monachi, Iob monachi, Oliverii monachi, isti tres filii ipsius domine fuerunt…"[490]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  "Petrus et Boso et Jordanus" acknowledged the limitations over their rights "in Ferrabovem", with the consent of "Margarite uxoris Bosonis", by charter dated to after 26 Mar 1116[491].  Boso & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERAUD de Torçay .  A charter dated to [11 Apr 1167/7 Jul 1182] records a judgment issued by "Giraudus de Torciaco filius Bosonis" in a claim against Nouaillé, confirming an earlier judgment made by "Bosone de Castelachart"[492]

c)         JOURDAIN .  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[493].  A charter dated 26 Mar 1116 records that "domina…Amelia…in vita sua" had promised to donate "alodum cuius partem dimidiam paterno habebat jure, Faiam Raboti" to Nouaillé, that she was buried in the abbey with the consent of "domini sui Ugonis Focaudi filiorumque…suorum…filii ipsius domine Petrus Tallafer, Boson, Iordanus, Petrus", who also consented to the donation of the other half of the property by "frater germanus ipsius domine, Petrus Samuelis", witnessed by "Samuhelis monachi, Iob monachi, Oliverii monachi, isti tres filii ipsius domine fuerunt…"[494]

d)         SAMUEL .  A charter dated 26 Mar 1116 records that "domina…Amelia…in vita sua" had promised to donate "alodum cuius partem dimidiam paterno habebat jure, Faiam Raboti" to Nouaillé, that she was buried in the abbey with the consent of "domini sui Ugonis Focaudi filiorumque…suorum…filii ipsius domine Petrus Tallafer, Boson, Iordanus, Petrus", who also consented to the donation of the other half of the property by "frater germanus ipsius domine, Petrus Samuelis", witnessed by "Samuhelis monachi, Iob monachi, Oliverii monachi, isti tres filii ipsius domine fuerunt…"[495]

e)         JOB .  "Iordanus de Castro Achardi" donated property to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Amelie necnon et filiorum meorum omnium", to Nouaillé on the entry as a monk of "filium meum Iob" by charter dated to [1091/1115], the same document recording that after the death of Amélie "omnes filii sui…Hugo Fulcaudi…cum filio suo Petro, necnon Petrus cognomento Tallafer, Boso et Iordanus" confirmed their parents’ donations[496]

f)          OLIVIER .  A charter dated 26 Mar 1116 records that "domina…Amelia…in vita sua" had promised to donate "alodum cuius partem dimidiam paterno habebat jure, Faiam Raboti" to Nouaillé, that she was buried in the abbey with the consent of "domini sui Ugonis Focaudi filiorumque…suorum…filii ipsius domine Petrus Tallafer, Boson, Iordanus, Petrus", who also consented to the donation of the other half of the property by "frater germanus ipsius domine, Petrus Samuelis", witnessed by "Samuhelis monachi, Iob monachi, Oliverii monachi, isti tres filii ipsius domine fuerunt…"[497]

 

 

3.         GUILLAUME Aimery de Château-Larcher .  "Willelmus Aimerici de Castro Acardi" renounced rights "in silva de Pineec" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "frater meus Goscelinus et filius eius nepos meus Aimericus", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][498]

4.         JOSCELIN de Château-Larcher .  "Willelmus Aimerici de Castro Acardi" renounced rights "in silva de Pineec" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "frater meus Goscelinus et filius eius nepos meus Aimericus", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][499]m ---.  The name of Joscelin’s wife is not known.  Joscelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         AIMERY de Château-Larcher .  "Willelmus Aimerici de Castro Acardi" renounced rights "in silva de Pineec" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "frater meus Goscelinus et filius eius nepos meus Aimericus", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][500]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    SEIGNEURS de CHÂTELAILLON

 

 

Châtelaillon, now called Châtelaillon-Plage, is located on the coast of the Aunis and Saintonge areas, in what is today the French département of Charentes-Maritimes, due south of La Rochelle. 

 

 

Four brothers, whose parents have not yet been identified. 

1.         MANASSES (-after [998]).  "Manasses" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Ygrandise prope villam…Varenas" to St Cyprien by charter dated [998] which names "fratris mei Gozcelmi"[501]

2.         GAUSELM (-after [998]).  "Manasses" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Ygrandise prope villam…Varenas" to St Cyprien by charter dated [998] which names "fratris mei Gozcelmi"[502]

3.         ISEMBART (-[1001/02] or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m TEUTBERGA, daughter of --- (-after [1022]).  "Isembertus…ecclesie Pictavensis episcopus" donated property "in pago Pictavo in condita Calviniacensis castelli…Alliacus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "matris mee Teotberge, fratrum nostrorum…Manasse vicecomitis et Sendebaldi" by charter dated [1022][503].  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "Isemberti pontificis Pictavorum…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[504].  Isembart & his wife had three children: 

a)         MANASSES (-before [1070], bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[505]m AMELIE, daughter of --- (-before [1070], bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [1070] under which [her son] "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property to St. Cyprien "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt"[506].  Manassès & his wife had two children: 

i)          ISEMBART (-1086, bur Poitiers St Cyprien)Bishop of Poitiers .  "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt" to St Cyprien with the consent of "uxore Sendebaldi…Agnes et filiis filiabus eorum…Ramnulfus, Isembartus, Gauscelmus et Aimericus, Petrus, Gislebertus, Aigles, Eustachia sorores eorum" by charter dated [1070] subscribed by "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici fratris sui"[507]

ii)         SENDEBAUD .  "Isemberti episcopi, Sendebaldi fratris sui" subscribed a charter dated 1030 or 1031 under which "Raingardis" donated property "in pago Pictavo et in vicaria Ygrandinse in villa…Targiacus" to St Cyprien[508]

b)         ISEMBART (-[1022/27] or after).  "Isembertus…ecclesie Pictavensis episcopus" donated property "in pago Pictavo in condita Calviniacensis castelli…Alliacus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "matris mee Teotberge, fratrum nostrorum…Manasse vicecomitis et Sendebaldi" by charter dated [1022][509].  The dating clause of a charter dated [1020/31] confirming a donation to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur refers to "in tempore Isemberti episcopi Pictavis, nepotis Gisleberti episcopi"[510].  "Isembertus…Pictavensis ecclesie episcopus" donated property "in convalle castri sui Calviniaci" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/27] subscribed by "Manassei fratris eius et Sendebaldi, Gisleberti Regis, Isemberti nepotis episcopi"[511]

c)         SENDEBAUD (-after 1030, bur Poitiers St Cyprien).  "Abbas Adalgisus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1019/33] subscribed by "…Manasse vicecomitis, Sendebaldi fratris sui…Teotberge matris episcopi"[512].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1070] under which [her son] "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property to St. Cyprien "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt"[513]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after [1070]).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Sendebaud & his wife had eight children: 

i)          RAMNULF (-after [1085]).  "Amelius de Rochafort cognominatur" donated property "quando Gaufredus frater eius effectus est monachus" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1085] subscribed by "Pontii filii Amelii, Marie sororis eius et Ramnulfi fratris eorum"[514].  "Ramnulfus de Rocafort, Isembertus, Petrus fratres filii Sendebaudi" donated property to St Cyprien with the consent of "Isembetus episcopus avunculus eorum" by charter dated [1085][515]

ii)         ISEMBART de Châtelaillon .  "Rorgo et Tetbaldus frater meus" donated property "villa…Alliacum in territorio Calviniaci castri situm" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1090] subscribed by "Isemberti Sennebaudi et fratris suis Petri"[516]m ---.  The name of Isembart's wife is not known.  Isembart & his wife had two children: 

(a)       EBLES (-before 1088).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  An undated charter records the donation by "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa…propinquo suo Aloiensi Ebalo" and the confirmation after his death by "Isembertus filius eius"[517].  Presumably "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa" was Emma de Blois, wife of Guillaume IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine, but no family relationship has yet been traced between her and Ebles de Châtelaillon.  A charter dated 1086 (after 24 Sep) records claims by "Ebulone domino castri Allionis" against Saint-Maixent concerning "mariscus…qui cingit plurimam partem terre Fontis de Lois"[518]m JULITA, daughter of ---.  "Julite matris eius…Aelina" subscribed the charter dated 1114 under which "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent[519].  Ebles & his wife had four children: 

(1)       ISEMBART (-1127 or after).  An undated charter records the donation by "Emma Acquitanorum comitissa…propinquo suo Aloiensi Ebalo" and the confirmation after his death by "Isembertus filius eius"[520].  "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent on the advice of "matre mee et uxoris virorumque meorum" by charter dated 1114, subscribed by "Julite matris eius…Aelina"[521].  Seigneur de Châtelaillon.  m AGELINA, daughter of ---.  "Julite matris eius…Aelina" subscribed the charter dated 1114 under which "Isembertus dominus Castri Alionis" restored property to the abbey of Saint-Maixent[522], "Aelina" presumably being Isembart's wife. 

(2)       GUILLAUME .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(3)       BERTRAND .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(4)       MARGUERITE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1096. 

(b)       ORENGARDE (-after 1080).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the dating clause of a charter dated 21 Jan "1070" (redated to 1076) which records this as the date of the marriage of "comes Fulco" and "Aurengarde, filia Isemberti de Castello Allione"[523].  Comte Foulque "Rechin" donated property to Saint-Nicolas d’Angers, for the salvation of "sa femme Orengarde", by charter dated 17 May 1076[524].  She became a nun after her divorce.  m (21 Jan 1076, divorced 1080) as his third wife, FOULQUES IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY [II] Comte de Gâtinais, Seigneur de Château-Landon & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (1043-14 Apr 1109). 

iii)        GAUSELM (-[1070/80]).  "Nos fratres filii Sendebaldi, Ramnulfus, Isembertus, Petrus, Gislebertus" donated property "pro animabus fratrem nostrorum Gauscelmi, Aimerici" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1080][525]

iv)       AIMERY (-[1070/80]).  "Nos fratres filii Sendebaldi, Ramnulfus, Isembertus, Petrus, Gislebertus" donated property "pro animabus fratrem nostrorum Gauscelmi, Aimerici" to St Cyprien with the consent of "Ramnulfus Exclobardus…et Isembardus frater eius" by charter dated [1080][526]

v)        PIERRE .  "Rorgo et Tetbaldus frater meus" donated property "villa…Alliacum in territorio Calviniaci castri situm" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1090] subscribed by "Isemberti Sennebaudi et fratris suis Petri"[527]

vi)       GISLEBERT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

vii)      AIGLES .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

viii)     EUSTACHIE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         GISLEBERT .  "Oda simul cum filia mea similiter Oda cum nepote mea Gaufredo clerico et alio nepote Dacbranno" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Gisleberti episcopi, Isemberti archidiaconi nepoti sui, Petroni archidiaconi consanguinei sui"[528]

 

 

1.         EBLES de Châtelaillon (-after 1047).  "...Emblonis de Castello Allonis..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[529]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT

 

 

1.         ACFRED [I] (-after Jun 954).  "…Hecfridi…" subscribed the donation by "Agodinus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated 929 or 930[530].  "Guillelmus…Pictavorum comes palacii" subscribed the charter dated Jun 954 or 955 under which "Guillelmus…comes necne…abba" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicario Vicavedoninse…in villas…Estolio et Britinerio" to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[531]

 

2.         ADRALD (-976 or after).  vicecomes.  castrum Adraldi.  937/976.  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Adraldi vicecomiti…"[532].  "Adraldi vicecomitis" subscribed the charter dated Oct 959 by which "Ermentrudis…a seniore meo Manegaudo relicta" donated property "alodus…Sanctenou…in pago Pictavo in vicaria Lausdunensi" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur[533].  "Adraldo vicecomes, Arbertus vicecomes, Kadeloni vicecomes…" subscribed the charter dated Jan 969 under which "Wilelmus…Aquitaniensium dux et cœnobii…Hylarii abbas" donated property to "Mainardo", at the request of "patruus noster domnus Ebolus, sancte Lemovicensis sedis episcopus atque…beati Hylarii archiclavus"[534].  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Senegundis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "…Adraldi vicecomitis…"[535].  "Segoinus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "Bosoni nepotis ipsius, Adraldi vicecomitis"[536].  "…Adraldi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[537].  "Adraldus vicecomes et uxor mea Gersindis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Vividonense in villa…Moncels" by charter dated Jul 969[538]m GERSENDE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 969).  "Adraldus vicecomes et uxor mea Gersindis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Vividonense in villa…Moncels" by charter dated Jul 969[539].  Adrald & his wife had three children: 

a)         ACFRED [II] .  "…Acfredi vicecomitis…Fulconi comitis" subscribed the donation by "Aimericus et frater eius Ramnulfus clericus" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [987/96][540].  "Kadelus vicecomes et ucxor mea Ærsendis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in villa…Monte Vinardo" to Nouaillé by charter dated Jan 989, witnessed by "…Aimerici vicecomitis, Æcfridi vicecomitis…"[541].  "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[542].  "…Hecfridi vicecomitis…" 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[543]m firstly RAINGARDIS, daughter of ---.  "Acfredus et uxor mea Raingaudis et infantes nostri" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 989[544]m secondly BEATRICE, daughter of ---.  "Arbaldus et uxor mea Melensensis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Ygrandinse in villa…Magniaco" to St Cyprien by charter dated [986/99] subscribed by "Hecfridi vicecomitis, Beatricis uxoris sua, Willelmi clerici filii Arbaldi"[545].  Acfred [II] & his first wife had [---] children: 

i)          children .  "Acfredus et uxor mea Raingaudis et infantes nostri" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 989[546]

b)         BOSO [I] (-before 1012).  "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [990/99] subscribed by "…Bosonis filii Adraldi vicecomitis"[547].  "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[548].  "Rotbertus clericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [987/90] subscribed by "…Acfredi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris sui, Ingelelmi consanguinei sui, Die uxoris eius, Ingelelmi filii sui, Arbaldi fratris sui"[549].  m AMELIA, daughter of ---.  "Boso vicecomes et uxor mea…Amelia cum infantibus nostris" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Hecfridi filii eorum, Hugoni filii eorum…"[550].  Boson [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ACFRED (-after [1046]).  "…Acfredi vicecomitis" subscribed a charter dated Aug [1024/25] under which "Adraldus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[551]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "…Acfridi vicecomitis de castello Adralde" subscribed a charter dated 5 Dec [1031/33] under which "Willelmus Engelbertus et Willelmus filius Ansemi, nomine Lambertum, et sororem eius…Abba" donated property to Saint-Maixent[552].  "Letgardis" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro patre suo et matre…et pro fratre suo Aimerico…et pro fratre suo Viviano…et pro nepote suo Aimerico" by charter dated [1031/46], subscribed by "Letgardi sororis Tetbaudi, Viviani fratris sui, Aimerici nepotis sui, Rorigonis, Goscelini filii sui, Hecfridi vicecomitis"[553].  "Gosfredus cognomento Nivoni" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicario Igrandinse in villa Avalliaco" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1031/46] subscribed by "Richildis uxoris eius, Gauzelini filii sui, Astucie filie sue, Abboni filii sui, Hecfridi vicecomitis, Bosonis, Adraldi fratris sui, Bosoni filii sui, Goszelini, Ingebaldi nepotis Adraldi, Gosfredi de Colle nepotis eius"[554]

ii)         HUGUES [I] (-[1070] or after).  "…Hecfridi vicecomitis, Hugoni fratris sui…" subscribed a charter dated 1030 or 1031 under which "Raingardis" donated property "in pago Pictavo et in vicaria Ygrandinse in villa…Targiacus" to St Cyprien[555].  "Gaulterius cognomento Burseldus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1045] subscribed by "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Acfredi vicecomitis fratris sui"[556]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castello Airaudi…et uxor sua Girberga" renounced rights in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated to [1055], which refers to "filios enim quos habebant non permittebat Deus diu vivere" and "Bosone…eorum filio", and is signed by "…Hugo frater vicecomitis de Castello Airaudi, et Jordanis de Castello Achardi…"[557].  "Hugo vicecomes" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated [1060][558]m GERBERGE, daughter of ---.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castello Airaudi…et uxor sua Girberga" renounced rights in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated to [1055], which refers to "filios enim quos habebant non permittebat Deus diu vivere" and "Bosone…eorum filio"[559].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Hugues [I] & his wife had [---] children: 

(a)       BOSON [II] (-[1095] or after).  "Hugo vicecomes de Castello Airaudi…et uxor sua Girberga" renounced rights in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated to [1055], which refers to "filios enim quos habebant non permittebat Deus diu vivere" and "Bosone…eorum filio"[560]Vicomte de Châtellerault

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(b)       other children (-before [1055]).  "Hugo vicecomes de Castello Airaudi…et uxor sua Girberga" renounced rights in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated to [1055], which refers to "filios enim quos habebant non permittebat Deus diu vivere" and "Bosone…eorum filio"[561]

iii)        FOUCHER .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  [1070/76].  m RAINFREDE [Sufficia], daughter of PIERRE Achard "le Folâtre" & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

c)         ADRALD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

The relationship between the following two family sub-groups and the above is unknown, and is not necessarily agnatic. 

1.         ---. 

a)         INGELELM (-after [987/90]).  "Rotbertus clericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [987/90] subscribed by "…Acfredi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris sui, Ingelelmi consanguinei sui, Die uxoris eius, Ingelelmi filii sui, Arbaldi fratris sui"[562]m DIE, daughter of ---.  "Rotbertus clericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [987/90] subscribed by "…Acfredi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris sui, Ingelelmi consanguinei sui, Die uxoris eius, Ingelelmi filii sui, Arbaldi fratris sui"[563].  Ingelelm & his wife had one child: 

i)          INGELELM (-after [987/90]).  "Rotbertus clericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [987/90] subscribed by "…Acfredi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris sui, Ingelelmi consanguinei sui, Die uxoris eius, Ingelelmi filii sui, Arbaldi fratris sui"[564]

b)         ARBALD (-after [987/90]).  "Rotbertus clericus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [987/90] subscribed by "…Acfredi vicecomitis, Bosoni fratris sui, Ingelelmi consanguinei sui, Die uxoris eius, Ingelelmi filii sui, Arbaldi fratris sui"[565]

 

2.         ACFRED (-after [975]).  "Walda" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Monte Paludio" to St Cyprien by charter dated [975?] subscribed by "Acfredi senioris sui, Adraldi filii sui, Arberti filii sui"[566]m WALDA, daughter of ---.  "Walda" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Monte Paludio" to St Cyprien by charter dated [975?] subscribed by "Acfredi senioris sui, Adraldi filii sui, Arberti filii sui"[567]

a)         ADRALD (-after [975]).  "Walda" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Monte Paludio" to St Cyprien by charter dated [975?] subscribed by "Acfredi senioris sui, Adraldi filii sui, Arberti filii sui"[568]

b)         ARBERT (-after [975]).  "Walda" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Toarcinse in villa…Monte Paludio" to St Cyprien by charter dated [975?] subscribed by "Acfredi senioris sui, Adraldi filii sui, Arberti filii sui"[569]

 

 

BOSON [II] de Châtellerault, son of HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Gerberge --- (-[1095] or after).  "Hugo vicecomes de Castello Airaudi…et uxor sua Girberga" renounced rights in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated to [1055], which refers to "filios enim quos habebant non permittebat Deus diu vivere" and "Bosone…eorum filio"[570]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "Boso vicecomes de Castello Ayraudi" confirmed the renunciation of rights by "pater meus Hugo vicecomes et mater mea Erberga" in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, by charter dated to [1076][571].  "…Boso vicecomes de Castello Ayraudi…" affirmed the actions of "Amatus [archiepiscopi Burdagelensisi Legatique apostolici]" in the charter dated [1090][572]

m ([1075] ELEONORE de Thouars, daughter of AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars & his first wife Aremgarde de Mauléon.  "Bossonis vicecomitis, Aimerici filius eius, Adenordis vicecomitissæ" witnessed a charter dated [1082] under which "Erchembaldus Grenulla" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[573].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Boso vicecomes et uxor eius Adenors et filii eorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 1088 subscribed by "Bosonis vicecomitis et Aenoris uxoris eius et filiorum ipsorum Aimerici et Bosonis et sororis eorum Gisberge"[574].  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[575].  "Castri Araldus vicecomes…Boso…cum uxore Adenorde et filio Aimerico" donated property "allodium…in Brigisensi pago apud villam Culturas" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter subscribed by "filii eius minoris Bosonis"[576]

Boson [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         AIMERY [I] (-Abbaye de Noyers 7 Nov before 1144, bur Abbaye de Noyers).  "Bossonis vicecomitis, Aimerici filius eius, Adenordis vicecomitissæ" witnessed a charter dated [1082] under which "Erchembaldus Grenulla" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[577]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "Boso vicecomes et uxor eius Adenors et filii eorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 1088 subscribed by "Bosonis vicecomitis et Aenoris uxoris eius et filiorum ipsorum Aimerici et Bosonis et sororis eorum Gisberge"[578].  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[579].  "Castri Araldus vicecomes…Boso…cum uxore Adenorde et filio Aimerico" donated property "allodium…in Brigisensi pago apud villam Culturas" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter subscribed by "filii eius minoris Bosonis"[580].  "Aimerico vicecomes de Castro Arraudi" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "Boso fratre meo" by charter dated to [1108/1115/16][581]m AMAUBERGE [Dangerose], daughter of ---.  "Aimericus Castri Araudi vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux on the advice of "matris mee Adenoris et uxoris mee Dangerose fratrumque meorum Bosonis et Petri" by charter dated 1109[582].  She left her husband to live with Guillaume IX Duke of Aquitaine, Guillaume VII Comte de Poitou, for which he was excommunicated.  Ralph de Diceto’s Ymagines Historiarum record that “Willelmus comes Pictaviensium” left “uxori suæ” for “pellicem...Amalbergam”, specifying that the resulting dispute lasted seven years[583].  Orderic Vitalis recounts that "Hildegarde Ctss de Poitou" complained to the synod of Reims, held in Oct 1119 by Pope Calixtus II, that her husband had abandoned her for "Malberge wife of the vicomte de Châtellerault"[584].  Aimery [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         HUGUES [II] (-before 1176).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1170/75] under which "Ugo vicecomes Castri Eiraudi" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Bécheron by "Aimericus pater meus" with the consent of "Guillelmo filio meo"[585]Vicomte de Châtellerault

-        see below

b)         RAOUL (-[1190]).  "Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulphus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1152 under which "Alienora…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum" donated property to Saint-Maixent[586].  Seigneur de Faye-le-Vineuse.  Ralph de Diceto’s Ymagines Historiarum record in 1172 that in Ireland “Hugo de Saintemore et Radulfus de Faie avunculus reginæ Alienor” encouraged “regis filii regis” to rebel against his father “on the advice of the queen it was said” (“consilio sicut dicitur eiusdem reginæ”)[587]m (before 1144) ELISABETH de Faye, daughter and heiress of AIMERY Seigneur de Faye & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Raoul & his wife had five children: 

i)          RAOUL (-before 1210).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Faye. 

ii)         GRECIE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Uxoris meæ Griciæ…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[588].  "Uxor mea Gricia…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[589]m URSO Sire de Fréteval et de Meslay, son of NIVELON [III] Sire de Fréteval & his [first/second] wife [Agatha ---/Adelais ---] (-after 1186). 

iii)        SIBYLLE (-10 May 1219).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Sibylla filia Radulfi de Faya, qui fuit frater Guillelmi Vicecomitis de Castelleyrac" as wife of "Ebolus qui ex baptismo Archambaldus"[590].  Her marriage is dated by the 1174 charter under which "Ebolus vicecomes Ventedornensis" granted exemptions from taxes to Notre-Dame de Dalon with the consent of "vicecomitissa" (unnamed)[591].  Her name is confirmed by the Chronique de Geoffroy de Vigeois which names "Ebolo filio Eboli et Sybillæ"[592]m ([1170/74]) EBLES [IV] "Archambaud" Vicomte de Ventadour, son of EBLES [III] Vicomte de Ventadour & his second wife Adelais de Montpellier (-1214 or after). 

iv)       EUSTACHE (-1184).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

v)        GUILLAUME .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1201/24. 

c)         ELEONORE (-after Mar 1130).  “Willelmus…dux Aquitanorum” donated property to “ecclesiæ B. Hilarii de Cella” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) granted by “Gaufredus avus et Guillelmus pater mei” by charter dated 3 Mar 1130, subscribed by “Willielmi ducis Aquitanorum, Aenordis comitissæ, Alienordis filiæ eorum, Wilelmi Aigres filii eorum[593].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  m (before 1122) as his first wife, GUILLAUME X Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME VIII Comte de Poitou], son of GUILLAUME IX Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VII Comte de Poitou & his wife Philippa [Mathilde] de Toulouse (1099-Santiago de Compostela 9 Apr 1137, bur Santiago de Compostela). 

d)         AMABLE .  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"[594].  1140.  m as his second wife, VULGRIN [II] Comte d'Angoulême, son of GUILLAUME V "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême & his wife Vitapoi de Bezaunes et de Beanuges [Albret] (-16 Sep 1140). 

e)         AOIS .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         BOSON .  "Castri Araldus vicecomes…Boso…cum uxore Adenorde et filio Aimerico" donated property "allodium…in Brigisensi pago apud villam Culturas" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by undated charter subscribed by "filii eius minoris Bosonis"[595].  "Boso vicecomes et uxor eius Adenors et filii eorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 1088 subscribed by "Bosonis vicecomitis et Aenoris uxoris eius et filiorum ipsorum Aimerici et Bosonis et sororis eorum Gisberge"[596].  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[597].  "Aimericus Castri Araudi vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux on the advice of "matris mee Adenoris et uxoris mee Dangerose fratrumque meorum Bosonis et Petri" by charter dated 1109[598].  "Aimerico vicecomes de Castro Arraudi" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "Boso fratre meo" by charter dated to [1108/1115/16][599].  [1140]. 

3.         PIERRE (-after 1135).  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[600].  "Aimericus Castri Araudi vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux on the advice of "matris mee Adenoris et uxoris mee Dangerose fratrumque meorum Bosonis et Petri" by charter dated 1109[601]Bishop of Poitiers 1130, deposed 1135. 

4.         ACFRED .  [1090]. 

5.         GISBERGE .  "Boso vicecomes et uxor eius Adenors et filii eorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 1088 subscribed by "Bosonis vicecomitis et Aenoris uxoris eius et filiorum ipsorum Aimerici et Bosonis et sororis eorum Gisberge"[602].  Nun at Fontevrault 1088. 

 

 

HUGUES [II] de Châtellerault, son of AIMERY [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Amauberge [Dangeureuse] --- (-before 1176).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [1170/75] under which "Ugo vicecomes Castri Eiraudi" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Bécheron by "Aimericus pater meus" with the consent of "Guillelmo filio meo"[603]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "…Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Ayraldi…" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[604].  "Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulphus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 27 May 1152 under which "Alienora…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum" donated property to Saint-Maixent[605]

m firstly AENOR, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  [1140]. 

m secondly ALIX d'Alençon Dame de Montgommery et de Sonnois, daughter of JEAN [I] Comte d'Alençon & his wife Beatrix du Maine (-after 1220).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated May 1235 under which her son "Hamericus vicecomes de Castro Heraudi" confirmed privileges granted to Perseigne abbey by "Guillermi quondam comitis Pontivii et Roberti comitis Alenchonis et Sagonensis domini…avunculi nostri"[606].  The chronology of her family suggests that it is unlikely that she was born much before [1155].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

Hugues [II] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         AIMERY (-[1170]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         GUILLAUME (-Acre 1188).  "Guillelmo filio meo" consented to the confirmation by "Ugo vicecomes Castri Eiraudi" of a donation to the abbey of Bécheron by "Aimericus pater meus" by charter dated [1170/75][607]Vicomte de Châtelleraultm as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Mortemer, daughter of --- (-after 1190).  "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated Oct 1223 which names "fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo"[608].  Her family origin is confirmed by an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testifying that "Jocelinus de Montoere" held "Castri-Aeraudi…castrum…ratione vicecomitisse castri Aeraudi uxoris sue", and that "dominus Radulfus de Mortemer" succeeded him "pro tutela filiorum et filiarum dicti Jocelini qui erant sui nepotes" (although as shown below, it is more likely that the heirs to Châtellerault were born from Ralph’s sister’s first marriage)[609].  She married secondly (1188) Joscelin de Lezay dit de Montoiron, who succeeded as Vicomte de Châtellerault.  Benedict of Peterborough names "…Jocelinus de Munmorenc, vicecomes de Castello Haraldi…" among those who died at the siege of Acre in 1190[610].  Guillaume & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         [GUILLAUME (-after Oct 1223).  "Fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo" are named in the charter dated Oct 1223 under which "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron[611].  It is possible that the first three, unrecorded elsewhere, were uterine brothers of Aimery, sons of another marriage of his mother's, although their being named before their brother Hugues suggests that they were older than him and therefore not the sons of Joscelin de Lezay.] 

b)         [RENAUD (-after Oct 1223).  "Fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo" are named in the charter dated Oct 1223 under which "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron[612].  It is possible that the first three, unrecorded elsewhere, were uterine brothers of Aimery, sons of another marriage of his mother's, although their being named before their brother Hugues suggests that they were older than him and therefore not the sons of Joscelin de Lezay.] 

c)         [GUY (-after Oct 1223).  "Fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo" are named in the charter dated Oct 1223 under which "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron[613].  It is possible that the first three, unrecorded elsewhere, were uterine brothers of Aimery, sons of another marriage of his mother's, although their being named before their brother Hugues suggests that they were older than him and therefore not the sons of Joscelin de Lezay.] 

d)         HUGUES [III] (-after 27 Dec 1202).  "Fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo" are named in the charter dated Oct 1223 under which "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron[614]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  “Hugonis domini Castri Airaudi” consented to a donation by “G[alfridus] decanus” of the church at Poitiers by charter dated to [21 Apr 1196/6 Apr 1197][615].  He was imprisoned by the English in 1202.  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[616].  King John ordered that "Vic Cast Araldi" should be sent to Normandy, dated 27 Dec 1202[617].  At an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testified that "dominus Hugo de Surgeres" held Châtellerault after the death of "vicecomes Hugo de Castro-Aeraudi" when "domino Aemerico de Castro-Aeraudi" refused to take possession[618]m ([1200]) [as her first husband,] EUSTACHIE de Mauléon, daughter of RAOUL Seigneur de Mauléon & his wife Alix Chabot (-after 3 Feb 1244).  A charter dated 1230 records the donation to Talmond by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[619].  "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi, filia Radulfi de Maloleone bonæ memoriæ" donated property "in parrochia et in villa de Tessoele" to Absie, for the souls of "patris mei Radulfi de Maloleone, Aeliz matris meæ, Savarici fratris mei et Clemenciæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated Oct 1239[620].  "Eustachia quondam filia Radulphi domini de Maloleone et quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayrardi" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie by charter dated Mar 1239 (maybe O.S.)[621].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Eustachia de Ardena, quondam soror Savarici de Malo Leone", dated 1242[622].  This document also suggests her possible second marriage to --- de Ardena (who has not otherwise been identified).  Hugues [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          CLEMENCE (-before 13 May 1239).  “Gaufridus de Lizegnan” did homage to Louis VIII King of France for “vicecomitatu Castri Eraudi, qui provenit michi ex parte Clementie uxoris mee, filie Hugonis quondam vicecomitis Castri Eraudi” by charter dated May 1224[623].  "G de Lezigniaco dominus Volventi et Maraventi" issued a charter dated "ante Pentecosto 1239" which records a prior donation by "nobilis mulier Clemencia vicecomitissa quondam Castri Eraudi uxor nostra defuncta"[624].  "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi, filia Radulfi de Maloleone bonæ memoriæ" donated property "in parrochia et in villa de Tessoele" to Absie, for the souls of "patris mei Radulfi de Maloleone, Aeliz matris meæ, Savarici fratris mei et Clemenciæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated Oct 1239[625].  An enquiry into "foresta de Moleria" records that "dominum Aymericum de Castro-Airaudi" held "Castri-Airaudi vicecomitatum" for "neptis sue" who later married "domini Gaufridi de Lezigniaco" and died "sine herede"[626]m (before May 1224) as his first wife, GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent, son of GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent & his first wife Eustachie Chabot Dame de Vouvent (-after 1248).  Vicomte de Châtellerault 1224. 

e)         ELEONORE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1184. 

f)          AIMERY (-after Oct 1223).  "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated Oct 1223 which names "fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo"[627]

Hugues [II] & his second wife had one child: 

3.         AIMERY [II] ([1170/76]-1240 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  The chronology of his mother’s family suggests that he must have been born late in his father’s life.  At an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testified that "dominus Hugo de Surgeres" held Châtellerault after the death of "vicecomes Hugo de Castro-Aeraudi" when "domino Aemerico de Castro-Aeraudi" refused to take possession[628].  An enquiry into "foresta de Moleria" records that "dominum Aymericum de Castro-Airaudi" held "Castri-Airaudi vicecomitatum" for "neptis sue" who later married "domini Gaufridi de Lezigniaco" and died "sine herede"[629]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  “Hemericus vicecomes Castri-Eraudi, Ala uxor quondam Roberti filii Ernesii, et Robertus Malet" relinquished "castrum de Esseio" in return for "terram et redditus apud Escocheium" by charter dated to [1220][630].  The family relationship between the three participants is explained in another charter dated to [1220] which records that “Hemerico vicecomiti Castri-Eraudi, Alæ uxori Roberti Ernesii et Roberto Malet, Roberti comitis Alenconii heredibus" assigned property for "castri de Esseio"[631].  "Hamericus vicecomes de Castro Heraudi" confirmed privileges granted to Perseigne abbey by "Guillermi quondam comitis Pontivii et Roberti comitis Alenchonis et Sagonensis domini…avunculi nostri" by charter dated May 1235[632].  "Haimericus vicecomes Castri Eraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated Mar 1239 which names "Haimerici avi mei"[633].  "Haymericus vicecomes Castri Eraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated 1240 which names "nobilis mulier Agatha uxor eiusdem Haymerici vicecomitis et Johannes filius eorumdem"[634]m AGATHA, daughter of ---.  "Haymericus vicecomes Castri Eraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated 1240 which names "nobilis mulier Agatha uxor eiusdem Haymerici vicecomitis et Johannes filius eorumdem"[635].  Aimery [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN (-before 1290, bur Saint-André de Gouffern).  "Haymericus vicecomes Castri Eraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated 1240 which names "nobilis mulier Agatha uxor eiusdem Haymerici vicecomitis et Johannes filius eorumdem"[636].  Sire de Sonnois et de Montgommery.  "Johannes vicecomes de Castriheraudi et dominus Sagonensis" donated revenue from Peray to Perseigne abbey, confirming the donation made by "bone memorie Roberti quondam comitis Alentionis avunculi patris mei", by charter dated Apr 1263[637]m MATHILDE de Dammartin, daughter of SIMON de Dammartin Comte d'Aumâle et de Ponthieu & his wife Marie de Ponthieu (before [1220]-after Jan 1257).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the four daughters of "comes de Pontivo Symon" (in order) as the wives of "rex Castelle de Hispanie Fernandus…filius vicecomitis de Castro Araudi…filius comitis de Augo…comes de Roceio"[638].  The wording of this passage means that the husband of this Dammartin daughter was not Aimery [II] Vicomte de Châtellerault, as shown in many secondary sources, which would in any case be chronologically impossible, but his son[639].  In addition, the full passage appears to indicate that the wife of "filius vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi" was the oldest of the four daughters as she is referred to "alteram natu maiorem", even though her husband is mentioned second in the list.  This would seem surprising considering that the county of Ponthieu was inherited by Jeanne, wife of Fernando III King of Castile.  The charter dated Aug 1237, quoted in full in NORTHERN FRANCE, under which her parents name their daughter Jeanne "primogenite nostre J. …regine Yspanie et Castelle", confirms that Jeanne was indeed the oldest daughter[640].  One possible explanation of Alberic’s text is that he intended to indicate that the daughter whose husband was named second in his list was the oldest of the remaining daughters, although such a reference would seem superfluous.  Interestingly, Butkens states, in his commentary relating to the Dammartin-Ponthieu family, that (1) this daughter married "le fils du Vicomte de Chastellerault" and (2) that she was the oldest daughter[641], the latter statement presumably being based on a literal interpretation of the passage in Alberic which, as explained above, is contradicted by the charter dated Aug 1237.  Butkens, in the same passage, says that "le fils du Vicomte de Chastellerault…n’en eust pas de lignée" (from his wife, Simon’s daughter), although as shown below this statement is incorrect.  The wife of Vicomte Jean was named Mathilde, as shown by the charter dated Jan 1256 under which "Matildis nostra uxor" confirmed a donation to the abbey of Bécheron by "Johannes vicecomes Castri Ayraudi"[642].  Mathilde was presumably named after her paternal grandmother.  The charter dated 1291, under which "Jean de Harcourt chevalier et Jeanne vicomtesse de Châtellerault sa femme, fille de Jean vicomte de Châtellerault" confirmed all the donations to Saint-André-en-Gouffern made by their predecessors[643], indicates that Mathilde was the mother of Jean’s daughter Jeanne, as other donations to Saint-André-en-Gouffern which are recorded in the same source were made by the comtes de Ponthieu (ancestors of Mathilde), not by the vicomtes de Châtellerault.  If it is correct that Mathilde was the second daughter of Simon de Dammartin and his wife, it is likely that she was married after her sister Jeanne, whose marriage can be dated to before Aug 1237.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE ([1243/47]-16 May 1315).  Dame de Lillebonne.  Her birth date is estimated on the assumption that she was an adolescent at the time of her first marriage, but young enough to have had three children born after [1275] by her second husband.  "Johanna de Castro Ayraudi relicta Gaufridi de Lesigniaco" swore homage to Saint-Maixent for certain property by charter dated 4 Mar 1275[644].  "Jean de Harcourt chevalier et Jeanne vicomtesse de Châtellerault sa femme, fille de Jean vicomte de Châtellerault" confirmed all the donations to Saint-André-en-Gouffern made by their predecessors by charter dated 1291[645].  This document also confirms that Jeanne must have been the daughter of Mathilde de Dammartin, as other donations to Saint-André-en-Gouffern which are recorded in the same source were made by the comtes de Ponthieu not by the vicomtes de Châtellerault.  "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[646]m firstly (1259) GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Jarnac et de Château-Larcher, son of HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" de Lusignan Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême & his wife Isabelle Ctss d'Angoulême (-[Jun 1272/Mar 1274]).  m secondly ([1275]) as his second wife, JEAN [II] “le Preux” Seigneur d’Harcourt, son of JEAN [I] Sire d’Harcourt & his wife Alix de Beaumont (-21 Dec 1302).  Vicomte de Châtellerault by right of his wife, Maréchal de France, Amiral de France. 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTE de CHÂTELLERAULT (MAINGOT, SEIGNEURS de SURGERES)

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME Maingot (-after 1174).  "…Willelmus Mangat, Theobaldus Chabot…" witnessed the marriage contract between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis" dated 1173[647].  "Guillelmus Maengoti et Girbertus frater meus" granted duty exemptions to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères by charter dated 1174[648].  "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[649]m [firstly] BERTHE de Rancon, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-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"[650].  "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[651].  [m secondly [ORENGARDE/DOUCE], [widow of HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan], daughter of ---.]  A charter dated 1168 records a donation of property to the Knights Hospitallers by "Hugo de Lusignan, Dulcia uxor et Alamanda filia eiusdem"[652].  Her second marriage is suggested by the document, dated (by Delisle) to [1209], under which "comes Augi" (Raoul de Lusignan "d’Exoudun" Comte d’Eu, see below) pledged his lands for his homage to Philippe II King of France, and that of "fratres sui comes Marchie et vicecomes Castri Eraudi"[653].  Assuming that this document is correctly dated, "vicecomes Castri Eraudi" at the time was Hugues de Surgères.  A second marriage of Raoul’s mother would be the only way in which Hugues de Surgères could be correctly called "frater" of Hugues [X] de Lusignan and Raoul de Lusignan Comte d’Eu.  It is also possible, assuming that the 1168 does not refer to Hugues [IX] de Lusignan, that Guillaume Maingot’s second wife was Hugues [IX]’s known wife Orengarde.  If Orengarde/Douce can correctly be identified as the [second] wife of Hugues [IX], and mother of Raoul, it is likely that she was heiress of Exoudun which was transmitted to Raoul.  Guillaume & his [first] wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME Maingot (-after 1218).  "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[654].  "Willelmus Maengoti filius Willelmi Maengoti et domine Berthe Gaufridi de Rancone filie" relinquished revenue from "molendinis de Bayo" to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères by charter dated to [1195][655].  "Hugo de Surgeriis vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed the donation of rights at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent by "Willelmus Maengo dominus de Surgeriis, frater noster", in the presence of "Guaufrido de Surgeriis fratre nostro milite", by charter dated 29 Apr 1208[656].  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of "Willelmi Maengoti primogeniti filii mei…miles et Hugo tunc temporis valetus, filii mei", 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", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[657].  "Willelmus Maingoti filius Willelmi Maingoti et domine Berte filie G. de Rancone" donated property to the Templars, with the consent of "W. filius eius", by charter dated 1217, witnessed by "domina Bartolomea uxor predicti Willelmi…"[658].  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated wine from "magni feodo de Alnisio" to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, for the souls of "Guillelmi Maengoti patris mei et domine Berthe matris mee et Hugonis fratris mei vicecomitis Castri Ayraudi", by charter dated 1218, witnessed by "Guillelmi filii mei primogeniti…"[659]m BARTHOLOMEE, daughter of ---.  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"[660].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUILLAUME Maingot (-[Feb 1235/Nov 1239]).  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of "Willelmi Maengoti primogeniti filii mei…miles et Hugo tunc temporis valetus, filii mei", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[661].  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated wine from "magni feodo de Alnisio" to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, for the souls of "Guillelmi Maengoti patris mei et domine Berthe matris mee et Hugonis fratris mei vicecomitis Castri Ayraudi", by charter dated 1218, witnessed by "Guillelmi filii mei primogeniti…"[662].  A charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.) records an agreement between the abbot of La Grâce-Dieu and “nobilem virum Willelmum Maengoti” concerning rights “in foresta de Argenzcum[663]m SIBYLLE, daughter of --- (-after 6 Jun 1242).  A charter dated Nov 1239 records an agreement between "Guillermum Maengoti" and l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, later confirmed by "Guillermum et Hugonem filios ipsius et Sibillam relictam eius, tutricem jamdictorum Guillermi et Hugonis"[664].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Sibilla domina de Surgeres", dated 6 Jun 1242[665].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

(a)       GUILLAUME .  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of "Willelmi Maengoti primogeniti filii mei…miles et Hugo tunc temporis valetus, filii mei", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[666].  A charter dated Nov 1239 records an agreement between "Guillermum Maengoti" and l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, later confirmed by "Guillermum et Hugonem filios ipsius et Sibillam relictam eius, tutricem jamdictorum Guillermi et Hugonis"[667].  "Guillermus Maengoti miles dominus Surgeriarum" donated property to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, "ratione Hugonis de Surgeriis militis defuncti avunculi nostri", by charter dated Sep 1254[668]

(b)       HUGUES .  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of "Willelmi Maengoti primogeniti filii mei…miles et Hugo tunc temporis valetus, filii mei", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[669].  A charter dated Nov 1239 records an agreement between "Guillermum Maengoti" and l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères, later confirmed by "Guillermum et Hugonem filios ipsius et Sibillam relictam eius, tutricem jamdictorum Guillermi et Hugonis"[670].  “Hugo de Surgeriis miles filius domini Guillermi Mengoti domini Surgeriarum” reached agreement with La Grâce-Dieu concerning revenue from “magni feodi de Alnisio” by charter dated 11 Nov 1244[671]

ii)         HUGUES Maingot .  "Willelmus Maengoti dominus de Surgeriis" donated property at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of "Willelmi Maengoti primogeniti filii mei…miles et Hugo tunc temporis valetus, filii mei", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[672]

b)         GEOFFROY de Surgères (-before 29 Aug 1217).  "Hugo de Surgeriis vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed the donation of rights at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent by "Willelmus Maengo dominus de Surgeriis, frater noster", in the presence of "Guaufrido de Surgeriis fratre nostro milite", by charter dated 29 Apr 1208[673].  "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", by charter dated 29 Aug 1217[674]

Guillaume & his [second] wife had one child: 

c)         HUGUES de Surgères ([1175/80]-Acre 1212).  Vicomte de ChâtelleraultAt an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testified that, after "dominus Radulfus de Mortemer", "dominus Hugo de Surgeres" possessed Châtellerault, a subsequent witness specifying that "dominus Hugo de Surgeres" held Châtellerault after the death of "vicecomes Hugo de Castro-Aeraudi" when "domino Aemerico de Castro-Aeraudi" refused to take possession, while another witness testified that Philippe II "Auguste" King of France had granted Châtellerault to "domino Hugoni de Surgeres"[675].  "Hugo de Surgeriis vicecomes de Castri Araudi" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1201/04][676].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Hughes li Bruns et li cuens d’Eu ses freres et Hughes de Surgieres ses freres, qui viscuens estoit del Castel-Eraut..." among those who besieged Savary de Mauléon at "el castiel de Niors", dated to [1205/07] from the context[677].  "Hugo de Surgeriis vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed the donation of rights at Fon-de-Lay made to Saint-Maixent by "Willelmus Maengo dominus de Surgeriis, frater noster", in the presence of "Guaufrido de Surgeriis fratre nostro milite", by charter dated 29 Apr 1208[678].  "Hugues de Surgères" donated rent from "Exoudun" to Fontevraud, confirmed by "Raoul II d’Exoudun", dated May 1208[679].  "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][680].  "Hugo de Surgeriis, vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed that "Hugo, beate Marie Castri Airaudi et beati Hylarii Pictavensis decanus" on his deathbed had bequeathed revenue to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "Radulfo de Mortemario fratre predicti decani…"[681].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death at Acre in 1212 of "Hugo de Surgeiras vicecomes de Chastel airau"[682]

2.         GIRBERT (-after 1174).  "Guillelmus Maengoti et Girbertus frater meus" granted duty exemptions to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères by charter dated 1174[683]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    SIRES de CHAUVIGNY, SIRES de DEOLS, SIRES d’ISSOUDUN

 

 

 

A.      SIRES de CHAUVIGNY

 

 

Chauvigny is located about 30 kilometres due east of Poitiers in the present-day French département of Vienne.  The Sires de Chauvigny were related to the dukes of Aquitaine, as shown by the charter dated 1199 under which “Alienor…regina Anglie, ducissa Normannie, Aquitanie, comitissa Andegavie" granted "totum feodum de Sancta Severa" to "consanguineo nostro Andree de Calvigniaco"[684], but the precise family relationship has not yet been traced. 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Chauvigny (-after 10 Aug 1199).  King John confirmed "heredibus suis Braentium de juxta Characeacu" to "Galfrido de Calviniaco" by charter dated 10 Aug 1199[685]

 

2.         ANDRE [I] de Chauvigny (-1202 after 30 Aug)Sire de ChauvignySire de Déols, de iure uxoris.  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that "Andrius de Kavegni" had "de par sa feme…le tierroir de Castiel-Raoul"[686].  “Alienor…regina Anglie, ducissa Normannie, Aquitanie, comitissa Andegavie" granted "totum feodum de Sancta Severa" to "consanguineo nostro Andree de Calvigniaco" by charter dated 1199[687]King John confirmed the grant of "in feodo de Sancta Severica" to "Andr de Calviniaco" by charter dated 20 Aug 1199[688].  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[689].  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the death in 1202 of "Andreas de Calviniaco…sponsus Dionysiæ, duodecimus dominus Castri-Radulfi"[690]m (Salisbury Aug 1189) as her second husband, DENISE de Déols, widow of BALDWIN de Reviers Earl of Devon, daughter and heiress of RAOUL [VII] Sire de Déols et de Châteauroux & his second wife Agnès de Charenton ([1173]-1221, bur Déols).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Dionysia uxor Andreæ domini de Calveniaco" as the daughter of "Radulphi de Dolis"[691].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records the marriage of "Madame Denise de Deoulx" and "Seigneur André de Chauvigny, nepveu du Comte de Flandre"[692], although his connection with Flanders has not yet been traced.  The primary source which confirms her first and third marriages has not yet been identified.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "matrem Guilelmi de Cavingni qui per eam factus est domnus de castro Radulfi" as daughter of "Radulfo filio Ebonis de oppido de Dolii" & his wife[693].  She was the ward of Henry II King of England.  Dionisia Dolensis domina filia Radulphi Dolensis domini” confirmed the freedoms granted to “Castelleto et de Castellania” by “Ebbo avus meus et Radulphus pater meus”, with the consent of “Guillelmo filio meo”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1203[694]She married thirdly (after 16 Jun 1203) as his first wife, Guillaume [I] Comte de Sancerre.  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the death in 1221 of "Dionysia, undecima domina Dolensis, uxor Andreæ Calviniaco"[695].  André [I] & his wife had three children:  

a)         GUILLAUME [I] de Chauvigny (-[Jan/Mar] 1234, bur Déols).  Seigneur de Châteauroux.  Dionisia Dolensis domina filia Radulphi Dolensis domini” confirmed the freedoms granted to “Castelleto et de Castellania” by “Ebbo avus meus et Radulphus pater meus”, with the consent of “Guillelmo filio meo”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1203[696].  “Guillelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi” granted “Leprosum, Sanctum Karterium, Meillentz, et Montem Aureum” to “Andreæ et Radulpho fratribus meis” by charter dated May 1218[697].  “Guilelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi” enfranchised “villam...Boscus Radulphus” by charter dated 1226[698]m firstly ([1213]) MATHILDE d'Issoudun, daughter of [EUDES [III] Sire d'Issoudun & his wife Alix de Montbard] (-murdered 24 Nov 1217).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The testament of “Radulfus dominus Exolduni”, dated Jul 1212, bequeathes property to “Mathildi filiole mee ad eam maritandam”, witnessed by “Margarita uxor mea, Alix mater mea...[699].  The reference to Mathilde being “filiole” of the testator is unusual if she was her sister.  It could indicate that Mathilde was considerably younger than Raoul [III], although they must have been born from the same mother as Raoul’s mother witnessed the testament (unless she had been repudiated by her husband who had remarried subsequently).  Another possibility is that Mathilde was in fact the niece or first cousin of Ralph.  Dame d'Issoudun.  She was murdered by her husband[700].  La Thaumassière records that, as Mathilde died childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[701]m secondly as her first husband, --- de Joigny, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny & his second wife Beatrix ---.  She married secondly Guillaume [II] de Vierzon.  Guillaume [I] & his second wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME [II] de Chauvigny (1224-Palermo 3 Jan 1271)The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the birth in 1224 of "Guillelmus primogenitus filius Guillelmi de Calviniaco"[702].  Seigneur de Châteauroux.  Seigneur de la Châtre d'Argenton.  m (before 1243) AGNES [Agathe] de Lusignan, daughter of HUGUES [XI] "le Brun" de Lusignan Sire de Lusignan, Comte de la Marche et d'Angoulême & his wife Isabelle Ctss d’Angoulême (-after 7 Apr 1269).  Guillaume [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [III] de Chauvigny (-2 May 1322, bur Châteauroux).  Seigneur de Châteauroux. 

-         see below

b)         ANDRE [II] de Chauvigny (-1251 or after).  Seigneur de Levroux, de Saint-Chartier, de Montbason et de Meillent.  Guillelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi” granted “Leprosum, Sanctum Karterium, Meillentz, et Montem Aureum” to “Andreæ et Radulpho fratribus meis” by charter dated May 1218[703]m as her second husband, ALIX de Montbason, widow of AIMERY SAVARY Seigneur de Montbason, daughter of ---. 

-        SEIGNEURS de LEVROUX[704]

c)         RAOUL de Chauvigny (-after May 1218).  Guillelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi” granted “Leprosum, Sanctum Karterium, Meillentz, et Montem Aureum” to “Andreæ et Radulpho fratribus meis” by charter dated May 1218[705]

 

 

GUILLAUME [III] de Chauvigny, son of GUILLAUME [II] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux & his wife Agnes [Agathe] de Lusignan (-2 May 1322, bur Châteauroux).  Seigneur de Châteauroux.  A charter dated 19 May 1286 records an arbitral settlement of disputes between Gauthier Bishop of Poitiers and "Guillelmus de Calvigniaco dominus Castri Radulphi" relating to Vic in the châtellenie d’Angle[706].  Guilelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi” confirmed the freedoms granted to “Castelleto et etiam de Castellania” by “bonæ memoriæ nobilis mulier Dionisia domina Castri-Radulphi avia mea” by charter dated 1287[707]

m firstly ([1272]) JEANNE de Châtillon-sur-Marne, daughter of GUY [II] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Mathilde de Brabant. 

m secondly JEANNE de Vendôme, daughter of [GEOFFROY de Vendôme Seigneur de la Châtre-sur-Loir et de Lassay & his wife ---] (-3 Jun 1317, bur Châteauroux). 

Guillaume [III] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         ANDRE [II] (-after 7 May 1358).  Seigneur de Châteauroux.  Vicomte de Brosse.  m (before 25 May 1314) JEANNE de Brosse Vicomtesse de Brosse, daughter of JEAN Vicomte de Brosse & his wife --- (-after 24 Oct 1348).  André [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANDRE [III] de Chauvigny (-killed in battle Poitiers 18 Sep 1356).  Seigneur de Châteauroux.  Vicomte de Brosse.  m ALIX d’Harcourt, daughter of JEAN [III] Sire d’Harcourt & his wife Alix de Brabant.  

b)         GUY [I] (-Château du Châtelet [1360])Seigneur de Châteauroux.  Vicomte de Brosse.  m firstly ([1344]) BLANCHE de Brosse Dame de Cesy, daughter of LOUIS de Brosse Seigneur de Saint-Sevère & his first wife Jeanne de Saint-Verain.  m secondly --- de Sully, daughter of ---. 

-        CHAUVIGNY[708]

 

 

 

B.      SIRES de DEOLS

 

 

Déols is located in the arrondissement of Châteauroux, in the present-day French département of Indre.  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise shown below. 

 

 

[Two brothers]:

1.         LAUNUS (-after 900).  La Thaumassière records that “Laune Prince de Déols” held “la terre Deoloise environ l’an 900” and names his wife “Arsendis” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[709].  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Launus" as father of "Ebbonis fundatoris Dolensis Monasterii et Launi Archiepiscopi Bituricensis"[710]m ARSINDIS, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Laune Prince de Déols” held “la terre Deoloise environ l’an 900” and names his wife “Arsendis” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[711].  Launus & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         EBBO [I] "le Noble" (-killed in battle Orléans 935, bur Orléans Saint-Aignan).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Launus" as father of "Ebbonis fundatoris Dolensis Monasterii et Launi Archiepiscopi Bituricensis"[712]Sire de Déols.  He founded the abbey of Déols 21 Sep 917.  "Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated 21 Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[713].  He was killed in battle against the Magyars[714].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records that "Ebbes Prince de Deoulx premier fondeur de l'Eglise du Bourg de Deouls et de S. Gildas" was killed in battle in 917 against "les Normands, Hymes, Vandeles et autres gens mescréants" and was buried "en l'Eglise de S. Aignan d'Orléans"[715]m firstly ROLLINDIS, daughter of ---.  896.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  m secondly HILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 927).  "Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated 21 Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[716].  Ebbo [I] & his [first/second] wife had three children: 

i)          RAOUL [I] "le Large" (-952).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus Largus" as son of "Ebbonis nobilis"[717].  "Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated 21 Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[718]Sire de Déols.  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records that "Raoul son [Ebbes] fils" built "Châteauroux"[719]m ---.  The name of Raoul's wife is not known.  Raoul [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       RAOUL [II] "le Chauve" (-1012).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus Calvus" as son of "Radulphi Largi"[720]Sire de Déolsm ---.  The name of Raoul's wife is not known.  Raoul [II] & his wife had five children: 

(1)       RAOUL (-before 1012).  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Raoulx, Edes, Ebbes et Elie" as sons of "Raoulx le Chauve"[721]

(2)       EUDES [I] "le Roux" (-after 1045).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Odo senior et Ebbo" as sons of "Radulphi Calvi"[722]Sire de Déols, d'Issoudun, de Levroux, de la Châtre et d'Argenton (in part). 

-         see below

(3)       ELDEBURGE (-1057 or after)Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[723]1057.  m GEOFFROY [III] "le Noble" Vicomte de Bourges, son of GEOFFROY [II] Vicomte de Bourges & his wife --- (-after 1038). 

(4)       EBBO (-after 1012).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Odo senior et Ebbo" as sons of "Radulphi Calvi"[724].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Raoulx, Edes, Ebbes et Elie" as sons of "Raoulx le Chauve"[725].  [990/1012].  Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[726]Seigneur de la Châtre. 

(5)       HELIE .   A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Raoulx, Edes, Ebbes et Elie" as sons of "Raoulx le Chauve"[727]

ii)         LAUNUS .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul Seigneur de Château-Roux, Laune de Deols, Gauslin de Deols” as the children of “Ebbes Prince de Deols & d’Hildegarde sa femme” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[728]

iii)        GAUCELIN .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul Seigneur de Château-Roux, Laune de Deols, Gauslin de Deols” as the children of “Ebbes Prince de Deols & d’Hildegarde sa femme” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[729]

b)         LAUNUS (-955).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Launus" as father of "Ebbonis fundatoris Dolensis Monasterii et Launi Archiepiscopi Bituricensis"[730].  ["Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated 21 Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[731].  The chronology suggests that the subscriber "Launionis" must have been the brother of the donor, but this is not without doubt.]  Archbishop of Bourges 948.  The Annales Masciacenses record the death in 948 of “Geruncus archipresul Biturigensis” and the succession of “domnus Launo[732]

c)         [GUILLAUME (-after 927).  "Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[733].  If it is correct that Launus, future archbishop of Bourges, was the fourth signatory, Guillaume was the brother of both him and the donor.] 

2.         [GERONCE (-948).  La Thaumassière names “Geronce archévêque de Bourges” as the brother of “Laune Prince de Déols” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[734]Archbishop of Bourges 910.  Flodoard records in 948 the deaths of “episcopi Geruncus Biturigensis et Rodulfus Laudunensis[735].  The Annales Masciacenses record the death in 948 of “Geruncus archipresul Biturigensis[736].] 

 

 

EUDES [I] "le Roux" de Déols, son of RAOUL [I] "le Large" Sire de Déols & his wife Dadda --- (-after 1045).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Odo senior et Ebbo" as sons of "Radulphi Calvi"[737].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Raoulx, Edes, Ebbes et Elie" as sons of "Raoulx le Chauve"[738]Sire de Déols, d'Issoudun, de Levroux, de la Châtre et d'Argenton (in part).  Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[739]He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1027 with Guillaume IV "Taillefer" Comte d'Angoulême.  1045. 

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

Eudes [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         RAOUL [III] "le Prudent" (-1057 or after).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphi Prudens et Ebbo et Helias" as sons of "Odonis Senioris"[740]Sire de Déols.  1012/1057.  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records that "castrum…Castellus-novus" was captured by "Radulpho filio Odonis senioris"[741].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" notes that "après lui [Edes, second fils de Raoulx le Chauve], Raoulx…le Prudent" who died "à Bossæ sans enfants" and "laissa la Principauté à son frère…Raoulx-Thibaud"[742].  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the death in 1052 of "Radulphus Prudens quintus dominus Dolensis"[743]m ---.  The name of Raoul’s wife is not known.  Raoul [III] & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAOUL [IV] "l'Enfant" (-1058).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus infans, Radulfus-Theobaldus, Odo Exoldunensis et Aremburgis" as children of "Radulphi Prudentis"[744].  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the death in 1058 of "Radulphus infans, filius Radulphi Prudentis, sine liberis"[745]

b)         RAOUL [V] THIBAUT (-Antioch [1099]).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus infans, Radulfus-Theobaldus, Odo Exoldunensis et Aremburgis" as children of "Radulphi Prudentis"[746]Sire de Déols.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1099 of "Rodulphus-Theobaldus, VII Dolensis dominus"[747].  "Domnus Radulfus Dolensis et filius eius Odo" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1080][748].  "Domnus Radulfus Dolensis et filius eius Radulfus…et alius filius eius" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1080][749].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records that "Raoulx-Thibaud" died at Antioch[750]m ---.  The name of Raoul's wife's not known.  Raoul [V] & his wife had two children: 

i)          RAOUL [VI] "le Vieil" (-1112 or 1141).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus Senex" as son of "Radulphi-Theobaldi"[751]Sire de Déols

-         see below

ii)         EUDES (-after [1080]).  "Domnus Radulfus Dolensis et filius eius Odo" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1080][752].  "Domnus Radulfus Dolensis et filius eius Radulfus…et alius filius eius" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1080][753]

c)         EUDES (-1085).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus infans, Radulfus-Theobaldus, Odo Exoldunensis et Aremburgis" as children of "Radulphi Prudentis"[754]Sire d'Issoudun.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1085 of "Odo filius Radulphi Prudentis, dominus Exoldunensis"[755]

-        SIRES d'ISSOUDUN

d)         AREMBURGIS .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus infans, Radulfus-Theobaldus, Odo Exoldunensis et Aremburgis" as children of "Radulphi Prudentis"[756]

2.         EBBO (-killed in battle Châteauneuf 19 Jan 1037).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphi Prudens et Ebbo et Helias" as sons of "Odonis Senioris"[757].  The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records that "Ebbo filius Odonis senioris Dolensis" was killed by "vicecomite Gaufrido Bituricensium" in 1033[758].  This follows immediately in this source after the report of the death of "Odo comes Campanie", which suggests that Ebbo was killed in the same battle. 

3.         HELIE .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphi Prudens et Ebbo et Helias" as sons of "Odonis Senioris"[759].  1034/1057. 

4.         GERSENDE (-after 1057).  La Thaumassière records that “Gersende”, daughter of Eudes de Déols, donated half her revenue from the church of Brion, granted to her on her marriage, to Notre-Dame de Déols, for the soul of her father, by charter dated 1057, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[760]m ---. 

 

 

RAOUL [VI] "le Vieil" de Déols, son of RAOUL [V] THIBAUT Sire de Déols & his wife --- (-1112 or 1141).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus Senex" as son of "Radulphi-Theobaldi"[761].  "Domnus Radulfus Dolensis et filius eius Radulfus…et alius filius eius" donated property to the priory of Aureil by charter dated to [1080][762]Sire de Déols.  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Raoulx l'ancien" as son of "Raoulx-Thibaud", specifying that he dedicated "l'Eglise de S. Gildas"[763]Seigneur de Châteauroux, de Levroux, de la Châtre, du Châtelet, de Boussac, de Châteaumeillant, de Saint-Chartier et de Cluis-Dessous.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1112 of "Radulphus Senex, filius Radulphi-Theobaldi, VIII dominus Dolensis" and in 1141 of "Radulphus Senior Dolensis"[764].  It is possible that these were two individuals, the latter being the son of the former, but this is not without doubt. 

m (before 1113) BEATRIX [Fénion], daughter of ADELARD GUILLEBAUD Sire de Châteaumeillant & his wife Béliarde --- (-after 1132).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

Raoul [VI] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         RAOUL (-1136 or after).  La Thaumassière names “Raoul de Deols mort sans alliance, Eudes de Deols” as the two oldest sons of Raoul de Déols, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[765].  [1112/20].  1136. 

2.         EUDES .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul de Deols mort sans alliance, Eudes de Deols” as the two oldest sons of Raoul de Déols, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[766].  1112/1126. 

3.         EBBO [II] (-1160).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[767].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records that "Raoulx l'Ancien yeyt Ebbes le second"[768]Sire de Déols et de Châteauroux.  Seigneur de Levroux, de la Châtre, d'Argenton (part), de Saint-Chartier, de Cluis-Dessous, de Châteaumeillant et du Châtelet.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1160 of "Ebbo secundus, IX dominus Dolensis"[769]m DENISE d'Amboise, daughter of SULPICE [II] Seigneur d'Amboise & his wife Agnes de Donzy (-10 or 20 May before 1160, bur Bourg-Dieu).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "duos filios…Hugonem et Herveum et duas filias Dionisiam…et Elizabeth" as the children of Sulpice [II] & his wife, specifying that Denise married "Eboni Dolis" by whom she was mother of "Radulfum et Odonem"[770].  Ebbo [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         RAOUL [VII] (-Ravenna 27 Nov 1176, bur Ravenna).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus de Dolis" as son of "Ebbonis secundi"[771].  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "duos filios…Hugonem et Herveum et duas filias Dionisiam…et Elizabeth" as the children of Sulpice [II] & his wife, specifying that Denise married "Eboni Dolis" by whom she was mother of "Radulfum et Odonem"[772]Sire de Déols et de Châteauroux.  Seigneur de Levroux, de la Châtre, d'Argenton (part), de Saint-Chartier, de Cluis-Dessous, du Châtelet et de Meillent.  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records that "Raoulx de Deoulx" died "en une Cité de Romanie…Ravenne" while returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem[773]m firstly ADELINE de Sully, daughter of EUDES-ARCHAMBAUD Sire de Sully & his wife Mathilde de Baugency.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the unnamed sister of "Henricus frater Odo …[et] Egidii de Solleiro" as wife of "Radulfo filio Ebonis de oppido de Dolii" by whom she had "matrem Guilelmi de Cavingni qui per eam factus est domnus de castro Radulfi"[774].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m secondly as her first husband, AGNES de Charenton Dame de Meillent, daughter of EBLES [V] Sire de Charenton & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not yet been identified.  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" names "Madame Aldevis, sœur du Roi Henri d'Angleterre" as wife of "Raoulx le Chauve" and mother of Denise[775], but this text is inexplicable.  She married secondly (before 1182) Raoul de Linières Seigneur de Cluis-Dessous.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Raoul [VII] & his second wife had one child: 

i)          DENISE ([1173]-1221, bur Déols).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Dionysia uxor Andreæ domini de Calveniaco" as the daughter of "Radulphi de Dolis"[776].  A manuscript entitled "Généalogie de la noble et très-puissante lignée de Chauvigny" records the marriage of "Madame Denise de Deoulx" and "Seigneur André de Chauvigny, nepveu du Comte de Flandre"[777], although his connection with Flanders has not yet been traced.  The primary source which confirms her first and third marriages has not yet been identified.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "matrem Guilelmi de Cavingni qui per eam factus est domnus de castro Radulfi" as daughter of "Radulfo filio Ebonis de oppido de Dolii" & his wife[778].  She was the ward of Henry II King of England.  Dionisia Dolensis domina filia Radulphi Dolensis domini” confirmed the freedoms granted to “Castelleto et de Castellania” by “Ebbo avus meus et Radulphus pater meus”, with the consent of “Guillelmo filio meo”, by charter dated 16 Jun 1203[779]The Chronicon Dolensis Cœnobii records the death in 1221 of "Dionysia, undecima domina Dolensis, uxor Andreæ Calviniaco"[780]m firstly (Betrothed 1177) BALDWIN de Reviers Earl of Devon, son of RICHARD de Reviers Earl of Devon & his wife Denise of Cornwall (-10 or 28 May 1188).  m secondly (Salisbury Aug 1189) ANDRE [I] de Chauvigny Sire de Chauvigny, son of --- (-1202 after 30 Aug).  Sire de Déols, de iure uxorism thirdly (after 16 Jun 1203, maybe repudiated before 1207) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Sancerre, son of ETIENNE [I] Comte de Sancerre [Champagne-Blois] & his wife Alix [Mathilde] de Donzy (-Epirus 1217). 

b)         EUDES (-[1208]).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "duos filios…Hugonem et Herveum et duas filias Dionisiam…et Elizabeth" as the children of Sulpice [II] & his wife, specifying that Denise married "Eboni Dolis" by whom she was mother of "Radulfum et Odonem"[781].  Seigneur de Châteaumeillant et de Boussac. 

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4.         GEOFFROY de Prullec (-after 1162).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[782].  Seigneur de Boussac.  [1138]/after 1162. 

5.         CHARLES .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[783].  [1138]/[1140]. 

6.         GUILLAUME .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[784].  Abbot of Le Dorai. 

7.         RAOUL .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[785].  [1140]. 

8.         GODEFROI .  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Ebbo secundus, Gaufredus de Prulée, Karolus, Guillermus Abbas Dauratensis, Radulphus et Gaufridus dominus de Mellano" as sons of "Radulphi Senioris"[786].  Seigneur de Mellano. 

 

 

EUDES de Déols, son of EBBO [II] Sire de Deols & his wife Denise d'Amboise (-[1208]).  The Gesta Ambaziensium names "duos filios…Hugonem et Herveum et duas filias Dionisiam…et Elizabeth" as the children of Sulpice [II] & his wife, specifying that Denise married "Eboni Dolis" by whom she was mother of "Radulfum et Odonem"[787].  Seigneur de Châteaumeillant et de Boussac. 

m firstly (after Jul 1169) as her second husband, ALIX de Bourgogne, widow of ARCHAMBAUD "le Jeune" de Bourbon, daughter of EUDES II Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his wife ([1146]-Fontevraud 1192, bur Abbaye de Fontevraud).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  Nun at Fontevraud, abbess in [1190] after her mother. 

m secondly AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1220).  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  “Ebo de Dolis dominus Castri-Mellani” enfranchised “virorum terræ meæ...in villa Castri-Mellani usque ad cruces circa castrum...et etiam Extranei...” by charter dated 1220, signed by “ego et mater mea et Odo frater meus[788]The presence in this document of the donor’s mother suggests that she was heiress of Châteaumeillant. 

Eudes & his second wife had two children: 

1.         EBBO de Déols .  Seigneur de Châteaumeillant.  “Ebo de Dolis dominus Castri-Mellani” enfranchised “virorum terræ meæ...in villa Castri-Mellani usque ad cruces circa castrum...et etiam Extranei...” by charter dated 1220, signed by “ego et mater mea et Odo frater meus[789]m ---.  The  name of Ebbo’s wife is not known.  Ebbo & his wife had three children: 

a)         MATHILDE de Déols .  Dame de Châteaumeillant.  m as his first wife, ROBERT [IV] de Bommiers Seigneur de Mirebeau, son of ROBERT [III] de Bommiers & his wife [Marguerite] de Blaison (-before 1270). 

b)         ISABELLE de Déols .  Père Anselme names "Isabelle de Deols, dame de Château-Meliand, fille d’Ebbes de Deols, seigneur de Château-Meliand, de Boussac, d’Huriel" as the wife of Hugues [II] Vicomte de Brosse, but cites no primary source[790]m as his [first] wife, HUGUES [II] de Brosse, son of HUGUES [I] de Brosse & his wife Guiburge --- (-after 1285). 

c)         MARGUERITE de Déols (-after 1287)m (1256) ROGER de Brosse Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère, son of HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Brosse & his wife Guiburge --- (-1287 or before, bur Abbaye de Prébenoît). 

2.         EUDES de Déols .  “Ebo de Dolis dominus Castri-Mellani” enfranchised “virorum terræ meæ...in villa Castri-Mellani usque ad cruces circa castrum...et etiam Extranei...” by charter dated 1220, signed by “ego et mater mea et Odo frater meus[791]

 

 

 

C.      SIRES d'ISSOUDUN

 

 

Issoudun is located north-east of Châteauroux in the present-day French département of Indre on the borders with the département of Cher.  It is on the border between the counties of Poitou and Bourges (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY), in the southern part of the Berry region.  It is difficult to categorise the seigneuries d’Issoudun satisfactorily for the purposes of Medieval Lands and has been placed arbitrarily in the present document.  No primary source has yet been found which identifies clearly the suzerain of the sires d’Issoudun.  The reconstruction shown below relies largely on information in La Thaumassière’s Histoire de Berry which does contain errors and fails to cite source references for a proportion of his data, although its inclusion of detailed references to numerous (uncited) donations (which have not otherwise been found) does inspire a certain degree of confidence in his narrative[792].  The reconstruction should therefore be viewed with some caution except where primary source references are shown. 

 

From La Thaumassière’s Histoire, it appears that many of the primary sources naming the Issoudun family are in the cartulary of the abbey of Notre-Dame d’Issoudun.  According to the entry in the cartulR database on the Telma website, this cartulary remains unpublished[793]

 

 

1.         EMENON d’Issoudun (-after May 984).  Sire d’IssoudunEmeno et Fulcho filius meus” granted customs to “omnium hominum in burgo sancti Martini extra menia castri positum”, with the consent of “Adhenauris uxoris meæ...domini Hiterii sanctæ Mariæ Auxelioduni monasterii abbatis”, by charter dated May 984, signed by “Hemenonis senioris...Falconis filii eius, Bernardi filii eius...[794]m ADHENAVRE, daughter of --- (-after May 984).  Emeno et Fulcho filius meus” granted customs to “omnium hominum in burgo sancti Martini extra menia castri positum”, with the consent of “Adhenauris uxoris meæ...domini Hiterii sanctæ Mariæ Auxelioduni monasterii abbatis”, by charter dated May 984, signed by “Hemenonis senioris...Falconis filii eius, Bernardi filii eius...[795]Emenon & his wife had two children: 

a)         FOULQUES d’Issoudun (-after May 984).  Emeno et Fulcho filius meus” granted customs to “omnium hominum in burgo sancti Martini extra menia castri positum”, with the consent of “Adhenauris uxoris meæ...domini Hiterii sanctæ Mariæ Auxelioduni monasterii abbatis”, by charter dated May 984, signed by “Hemenonis senioris...Falconis filii eius, Bernardi filii eius...[796]

b)         BERNARD d’Issoudun (-after May 984).  Emeno et Fulcho filius meus” granted customs to “omnium hominum in burgo sancti Martini extra menia castri positum”, with the consent of “Adhenauris uxoris meæ...domini Hiterii sanctæ Mariæ Auxelioduni monasterii abbatis”, by charter dated May 984, signed by “Hemenonis senioris...Falconis filii eius, Bernardi filii eius...[797]

 

 

1.         EVRARD [d’Issoudun] (-after 1017).  Seigenur d’Issoudun.  He is called “Ebrard seigneur d’Issoudun” in the summary of the charter dated to [1100] which is quoted below, although the document itself does not include any geographical epithet.  La Thaumassière names “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles”, stating that he lived during the reign of Robert II King of France (988-1031), that he reestablished the priory of Dèvre, donated property to “l’abbaye de Vernusse” by charter which names his wife “Sibille”, and under his testament bequeathed “à sa femme les terres de Romorantin et de Celles, à Eudes son fils aîné Yssoudun, à Foulques Vatan et le terrage de Moüeres...ordonna qu’Ebrard son troisième seroit chanoine de saint Laurian et de saint Cyre, et Robert son cadet, chanoine de saint Eusice[798].  If La Thaumassière is correct, the charter dated to [1100] must be incorrectly dated.  Two sources have been identified which suggests that this is likely to be correct: "Evrardus" reestablished the priory of Dèvre by charter dated to [1017], witnessed by "Humbaldus Virsionis dominus et Gaufridus de Firmitate"[799].  "Evrardo Vestinensi vocabulo de Misera" restored its possessions to the priory of Dèvre by charter dated 1017, subscribed by "Euvrardus...atque filiis suis, Rotberti elemosinarii eius, Euvrardi alii, Roberti clerici, Adelardi, Guidonis, Goscelini, Hataline uxoris eius..."[800]m SIBYLLE, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles” donated property to “l’abbaye de Vernusse” by charter which names his wife “Sibille[801].  Evrard & his wife had four children: 

a)         EUDES [de Vatan] (-after 1017).  La Thaumassière records that “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles”, in his testament, bequeathed “à sa femme les terres de Romorantin et de Celles, à Eudes son fils aîné Yssoudun, à Foulques Vatan et le terrage de Moüeres...ordonna qu’Ebrard son troisième seroit chanoine de saint Laurian et de saint Cyre, et Robert son cadet, chanoine de saint Eusice[802]Sire d’Issoudun.  “Robertus et Odo, Ebrardi filii” donated “terram Sancti Hylarii de Jarundela” to Saint-Laurian de Vatan by charter dated to [1100] (likely misdated as discussed above), witnessed by “Rodulfi Dolensis, Adela comitissa”, recording also the confirmation by “Odo Vastinnensis” of the donation made by him and “frater suus Rotbertus”, subscribed by “Odonis, uxoris Milesendis...[803]m MELISENDE, daughter of ---.  “Robertus et Odo, Ebrardi filii” donated “terram Sancti Hylarii de Jarundela” to Saint-Laurian de Vatan by charter dated to [1100] (likely misdated as discussed above), witnessed by “Rodulfi Dolensis, Adela comitissa”, recording also the confirmation by “Odo Vastinnensis” of the donation made by him and “frater suus Rotbertus”, subscribed by “Odonis, uxoris Milesendis...[804]

b)         FOULQUES .  La Thaumassière records that “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles”, in his testament, bequeathed “à sa femme les terres de Romorantin et de Celles, à Eudes son fils aîné Yssoudun, à Foulques Vatan et le terrage de Moüeres...ordonna qu’Ebrard son troisième seroit chanoine de saint Laurian et de saint Cyre, et Robert son cadet, chanoine de saint Eusice[805]

c)         EVRARD .  La Thaumassière records that “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles”, in his testament, bequeathed “à sa femme les terres de Romorantin et de Celles, à Eudes son fils aîné Yssoudun, à Foulques Vatan et le terrage de Moüeres...ordonna qu’Ebrard son troisième seroit chanoine de saint Laurian et de saint Cyre, et Robert son cadet, chanoine de saint Eusice[806]

d)         ROBERT (-after 1017).  La Thaumassière records that “Ebrard du Four Prince d’Yssoudun, Seigneur de Vatan, de Romorantin et de Celles”, in his testament, bequeathed “à sa femme les terres de Romorantin et de Celles, à Eudes son fils aîné Yssoudun, à Foulques Vatan et le terrage de Moüeres...ordonna qu’Ebrard son troisième seroit chanoine de saint Laurian et de saint Cyre, et Robert son cadet, chanoine de saint Eusice[807].  “Robertus et Odo, Ebrardi filii” donated “terram Sancti Hylarii de Jarundela” to Saint-Laurian de Vatan by charter dated to [1100] (likely misdated as discussed above), witnessed by “Rodulfi Dolensis, Adela comitissa”, recording also the confirmation by “Odo Vastinnensis” of the donation made by him and “frater suus Rotbertus”, subscribed by “Odonis, uxoris Milesendis...[808]

 

 

 

D.      SIRES d'ISSOUDUN (DEOLS)

 

 

No indication has been found about how the seigneurie d’Issoudun was transmitted to the Déols family.  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that a daughter of Eudes Sire d’Issoudun (see above Part B) married the paternal grandfather of Eudes de Déols Sire d’Issoudun who is shown below. 

 

After the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun without children, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers[809].  These heirs exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France as confirmed by three charters dated between 1217 and 1221.  Firstly, by charter dated May 1217 King Philippe II confirmed the division into parts of “feodum de Virsone et sicut dominus de Virsone illud tenebat et tenere debebat a domino Exolduni” made by “Heliæ de Culent et Stephano de S. Palacio”, confirming that they held “Vestan sicut dominus Exolduni illud tenebat a comite Blesis”, two thirds of which the king transferred to them in exchange for “feodum de Charrotio sicut dominus de Charrotio illud tenebat a domino Exolduni et feodum de Lineriis sicut domini de Lineriis illud tenuerunt a domino Exolduni et illud quod Robertus de Bosmez tenuit de dominis Exolduni[810].  King Philippe II granted property "à Vatan" to "Etienne de Saint-Palais" in exchange for “la portion d’Issoudun qui [lui] revenait” by charter dated [29 Mar/Aug] 1220[811].  “Radulphus de Culent prior Vastinensis avunculus et tutor hæredum de Culent” granted “juris habebamus in castro Exolduni” to Philippe II King of France, in exchange for “tertiam partem Castri-novi super Carum fluvium et tertiam partem Marolii super Arvon fluvium, sicut Radulphus quondam dominus Exolduni ea tenuit...post decessum quondam uxoris defuncti Radulfi domini Exolduni quæ fuit filia Petri comitis Nivernensis eiusdem regis consanguinei”, by charter dated Jul 1221[812].  The precise relationship between the Issoudun family and Etienne de Saint-Palais and the Culant family has not been ascertained. 

 

 

EUDES de Déols, son of RAOUL [III] "le Prudent" Sire de Déols & his wife Adda --- (-1085)Sire d'Issoudun.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1085 of "Odo filius Radulphi Prudentis, dominus Exoldunensis"[813]

m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun” donated “des droits...sur le sel en la ville d’Yssoudun” to “l’abbaye de Chezal-Benoît”, with the consent of “Adelais sa femme”, for the souls of “Eudes et Beatrix ses père et mère”, by charter dated 1106 but does not provide the source citation[814].

Eudes [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         RAOUL [I] (-1092).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus et Gaufridus Exoldunensis" as children of "Odonis Exoldunensis"[815]Sire d'Issoudun.  1071.  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1092 of "Radulphus filius Odonis, dominus Exoldunensis"[816].  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul I Seigneur d’Yssoudun” died childless[817]

2.         GEOFFROY (-1128).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Radulphus et Gaufridus Exoldunensis" as children of "Odonis Exoldunensis"[818]Sire d'Issoudun.  He joined the First Crusade in 1099.  La Thaumassière records that “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun” donated “des droits...sur le sel en la ville d’Yssoudun” to “l’abbaye de Chezal-Benoît”, with the consent of “Adelais sa femme”, for the souls of “Eudes et Beatrix ses père et mère”, by charter dated 1106 but does not provide the source citation[819].  La Thaumassière records that “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun” donated “le four bannal de saint Paterne et le moulin à Tan” to “l’abbaye d’Yssoudun”, naming “Arengarde” his second wife, by charter dated 1116 but does not provide the source citation[820].  The Chronicon Dolensis records the death in 1128 of "Gaufridus, dominus Exoldunensis, filius Odonis Exoldunensis"[821]m firstly ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-after 1106).  La Thaumassière records that “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun” donated “des droits...sur le sel en la ville d’Yssoudun” to “l’abbaye de Chezal-Benoît”, with the consent of “Adelais sa femme”, for the souls of “Eudes et Beatrix ses père et mère”, by charter dated 1106 but does not provide the source citation[822]m secondly ([1106/16]) as her first husband, ARENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1141).  La Thaumassière records that “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun” donated “le four bannal de saint Paterne et le moulin à Tan” to “l’abbaye d’Yssoudun”, naming “Arengarde” his second wife, by charter dated 1116 but does not provide the source citation[823].  Arengarde married secondly Arnoul Couderans.  La Thaumassière records that Arengarde married secondly “Arnoul Couderans” and was living in 1141 but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[824].  Geoffroy & his [second] wife had [five] children: 

a)         RAOUL [II] (-1164).  La Thaumassière names “Raoul II, Savary, Eudes, Patras, Beatrix” as the children of “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[825].  He state whether the children were born from Geoffroy’s first or second marriage.  However, the name of Raoul [II]’s daughter suggests that Geoffroy’s second wife Arengarde was his mother.  Sire d'Issoudun.  1130/1144.  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun” permitted “[le] Chapitre de Notre-Dame de Sales de la ville de Bourges” to build two mills “en ses écluses de Nanteuil”, with the consent of “Alix sa femme, d’Eudes son fils et d’Arengarde sa fille”, by charter dated 1149 but does not provide the source citation[826]. m ALIX, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[827].  Raoul [II] & his wife had [five] children: 

i)          EUDES [II] (-1167).  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[828].  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun” permitted “[le] Chapitre de Notre-Dame de Sales de la ville de Bourges” to build two mills “en ses écluses de Nanteuil”, with the consent of “Alix sa femme, d’Eudes son fils et d’Arengarde sa fille”, by charter dated 1149 but does not provide the source citation[829]. Sire d'Issoudun.  1130/1144. 

-         see below

ii)         [EBBO .  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[830].] 

iii)        [CHARLES .  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[831].] 

iv)       [GEOFFROY .  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[832]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had one child:] 

(a)       [EUDES (-after 1172).  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme”, adding that Geoffroy had a son names Eudes who donated property to Massay abbey, and “au prieuré de Semur en dépendant”, by charter dated 1172 but does not provide the source citation[833].] 

v)        ARENGARDE (-after 1149).  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun” permitted “[le] Chapitre de Notre-Dame de Sales de la ville de Bourges” to build two mills “en ses écluses de Nanteuil”, with the consent of “Alix sa femme, d’Eudes son fils et d’Arengarde sa fille”, by charter dated 1149 but does not provide the source citation[834]

b)         [SAVARY .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul II, Savary, Eudes, Patras, Beatrix” as the children of “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[835].] 

c)         [EUDES .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul II, Savary, Eudes, Patras, Beatrix” as the children of “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[836].] 

d)         [PATRAS .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul II, Savary, Eudes, Patras, Beatrix” as the children of “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[837].] 

e)         [BEATRIX .  La Thaumassière names “Raoul II, Savary, Eudes, Patras, Beatrix” as the children of “Geoffroy Seigneur d’Yssoudun”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[838].] 

 

 

EUDES [II] d'Issoudun, son of RAOUL [II] Sire d'Issoudun & his wife Alix --- (-1167).  La Thaumassière names “Eudes II, Ebbes, Charles, Godefroy” as the children of “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun et d’Alix sa femme” but cites no source on which the information is based[839].  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul II Seigneur d’Yssoudun” permitted “[le] Chapitre de Notre-Dame de Sales de la ville de Bourges” to build two mills “en ses écluses de Nanteuil”, with the consent of “Alix sa femme, d’Eudes son fils et d’Arengarde sa fille”, by charter dated 1149 but does not provide the source citation[840]. Sire d'Issoudun

m (before 15 May 1165) as her first husband, MATHILDE de Bourgogne, daughter of RAIMOND de Bourgogne Comte de Grignon, Seigneur de Vitteaux & his wife Agnès de Thiers Dame de Montpensier (1150-17 Dec [1219], bur Abbaye de Fontevrault).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Remundus" as father of "Mathildis comitisse Nivernensis"[841].  She succeeded her father as Ctss de Grignon, Dame de Vitteaux, and her mother as Dame de Montpensier.  She succeeded her second husband in 1175 as Ctss de Tonnerre.  Her first and third marriages are confirmed by Robert of Torigny who records the marriage in 1177 of "Petrus frater Philippi comitis Flandrensium" and "comitissa Nivernensis quæ fuerat uxor domini Isoldunensis castri"[842].  "Matilidis comitissa" confirmed a previous donation to Cîteaux by "Agnes mater mea comitissa" for the soul of "patris mei Raimundi" with the consent of "filii mei Odo et Guillermus et Agnes et Ida" by charter dated 1179[843].  "Mathildis comitissa Nivernensis" donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains for the soul of "Guillelmi filii mei" and for the anniversaries of "…comitis Guidonis, comitis Petri, domini Odonis de Yxolduno" (her first three husbands) by charter dated 1182[844].  "Matildis comitissa" donated property to Cîteaux for the souls of "Guidonis comitis Nivernensis, Petri Flandrensis et Odonis" with the consent of "filie mee Agnes…filia comitis Guidonis et Sibilla filia comitis Petri flandrensis" by charter dated 1182[845].  After the annulment of her fourth marriage, she became a nun at Fontevrault.  "Hugo…dux Burgundiæ et Albonii comes" confirmed "[cum] assensu filiorum meorum Oddonis et Alexandri" the concession to Cluny by "consanguineæ meæ Matildi comitissæ Tornodori" by charter dated 1186[846].  She married secondly (1168) Guy I Comte de Nevers d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre, thirdly (1176) Pierre de Flandre, and fourthly ([1177/80], annulled on grounds of consanguinity 1181) as his first wife, Robert de Dreux.  After the annulment of her fourth marriage, she became a nun at Fontevraud.  “Odo dominus Exolduni”, on leaving for Jerusalem, confirmed the privileges of “burgensibus Exoldunensis castri” by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “domina M. comitissa Tornodori…[847]

Eudes [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         EUDES [III] ([1166/67]-[1199])Sire d'Issoudun.  Robert of Torigny records that the duke of Burgundy confiscated "Isoldunense…castrum" from "Odo dominus…nuper decesseret…parvulum filium", noting that he was "cognatus" of the duke[848].  "Matilidis comitissa" confirmed a previous donation to Cîteaux by "Agnes mater mea comitissa" for the soul of "patris mei Raimundi" with the consent of "filii mei Odo et Guillermus et Agnes et Ida" by charter dated 1179[849].  He joined the Crusade in 1190: “Odo dominus Exolduni”, on leaving for Jerusalem, confirmed the privileges of “burgensibus Exoldunensis castri” by charter dated 1190, witnessed by “domina M. comitissa Tornodori…[850]m ALIX de Montbard, daughter of ANDRE [II] Seigneur de Montbard & his wife --- (-after Jul 1212).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  The testament of “Radulfus dominus Exolduni”, dated Jul 1212, bequeathes property to “Mathildi filiole mee ad eam maritandam”, witnessed by “Margarita uxor mea, Alix mater mea...[851].  Eudes [III] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         RAOUL [III] (-1 Mar 1213)Sire d'Issoudun.  Seigneur de Vatan et de Châteauneuf.  A charter dated May 1218 records an agreement between “Stephanus Beate Marie Exoldunensis…abbas" and "dominos de Exolduno" concerning donations made by "Gaufridus, Odo, Radulphus quondam domini de Exolduno"[852].  The testament of “Radulfus dominus Exolduni”, dated Jul 1212, bequeathes property to “Mathildi filiole mee ad eam maritandam”, witnessed by “Margarita uxor mea, Alix mater mea...[853]m ([1210]) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Courtenay, daughter of PIERRE Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre, Seigneur de Courtenay [later Emperor of Constantinople] & his second wife Yolande de Flandre Marquise de Namur ([1194/98]-Marienthal convent 17 Jul, 1258 or before, bur Marienthal).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "secundam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri] Sibiliam" as the wife firstly of "Radulfus de Essolduno in Bituria" and secondly of "comes Heinricus de Vienne et Ardenna".  Her birth date is estimated assuming that she was one of her parents’ older children and married aged 12 or soon afterwards.  "Radulphus dominus Exolduni" sold land at Germigny to Eudes Duke of Burgundy, with the consent of "Margarita uxore mea", by charter dated 1210[854].  She married secondly (1216) Heinrich [I] Graf von Vianden.  The date of her death is indicated by the charter dated Oct 1258 under which Renulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo[855]

b)         [MATHILDE (-murdered 24 Nov 1217).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  The testament of “Radulfus dominus Exolduni”, dated Jul 1212, bequeathes property to “Mathildi filiole mee ad eam maritandam”, witnessed by “Margarita uxor mea, Alix mater mea...[856].  The reference to Mathilde being “filiole” of the testator is unusual if she was her sister.  It could indicate that Mathilde was considerably younger than Raoul [III], although they must have been born from the same mother as Raoul’s mother witnessed the testament (unless she had been repudiated by her husband who had remarried subsequently).  Another possibility is that Mathilde was in fact the niece or first cousin of Ralph.  Dame d'Issoudun.  She was murdered by her husband[857].  La Thaumassière records that, as Mathilde died childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[858]m ([1213]) GUILLAUME [I] de Chauvigny Sire de Châteauroux, son of ANDRE [I] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Chauvigny & his wife Denise de Déols (-[Jan/Mar] 1234).] 

 

 

Two [sisters or first cousins].  They were closely related to the Issoudun family as their sons were heirs to Issoudun in 1217: La Thaumassière records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[859].  The precise relationship has not been traced. 

1.         --- m --- Seigneur de Saint-Palais, son of ---. 

2.         [BEATRIX (-after 1187)La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated property to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme”, by charter dated 1181, but does not cite the source reference[860].  The family of Beatrix is not known.  However, she was presumably related to the Issoudun family in order to explain how her children were co-heirs to Issoudun in 1217.  Beatrix is shown in square brackets in this part because it is possible that the connection with the Issoudun family was through the mother, not the wife, of Renoul [I].  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[861]m RENOUL [I] Sire de Culant, son of GUILLAUME Sire de Culant & his wife --- (-after 1187).] 

 

 

 

E.      SIRES de BOMMIERS

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] de Bommiersm ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT [II] de Bommiers (-after Feb 1229)"Robertus dominus de Bomez" confirmed a donation to the Teutonic knights, with the consent of “Roberti filii mei et Sibille uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1228 (O.S.)[862]m SIBYLLE de Monfaucon, daughter of RENAUD Seigneur de Monfaucon & his wife Mathilde de Charenton (-after Feb 1229).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Robertus dominus de Bomez" confirmed a donation to the Teutonic knights, with the consent of “Roberti filii mei et Sibille uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1228 (O.S.)[863]Robert [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ROBERT [III] de Bommiers (-1253).  "Robertus dominus de Bomez" confirmed a donation to the Teutonic knights, with the consent of “Roberti filii mei et Sibille uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1228 (O.S.)[864]m [MARGUERITE] de Blaison, daughter of ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by Richemond who records that “Thibaut IV [de Blaison]...légua les seigneuries de Blaison et de Mirebeau à son neveu Robert II de Bommiers[865].  Ménage records the “mémoire de la Chambre des contes de Paris” dated 1260 which relates the settlement of the dispute between “Charles fils lou Roy de France Comte d’Anjou...” and “Robert de Bomets” relating to “la seigneurie de Mirabel, par la mort de Thibaud de Blazon, oncle dudit Robert[866].  Robert [III] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       ROBERT [IV] de Bommiers (-before 1270)Richemond records that “Thibaut IV [de Blaison]...légua les seigneuries de Blaison et de Mirebeau à son neveu Robert II de Bommiers” and that the latter “se vit menacé en 1260 d’être frustré de cet héritage par le comte d’Anjou et fut obligé...de lui abandonner ses revenus sur la foire de Saumur et la vicomté d’Angers[867]

-         see below

 

 

ROBERT [IV] de Bommiers, son of ROBERT [III] de Bommiers & his wife [Marguerite] de Blaison (-before 1270)Richemond records that “Thibaut IV [de Blaison]...légua les seigneuries de Blaison et de Mirebeau à son neveu Robert II de Bommiers” and that the latter “se vit menacé en 1260 d’être frustré de cet héritage par le comte d’Anjou et fut obligé...de lui abandonner ses revenus sur la foire de Saumur et la vicomté d’Angers[868].  Ménage records the “mémoire de la Chambre des contes de Paris” dated 1260 which relates the settlement of the dispute between “Charles fils lou Roy de France Comte d’Anjou...” and “Robert de Bomets” relating to “la seigneurie de Mirabel, par la mort de Thibaud de Blazon, oncle dudit Robert[869].  Seigneur de Mirebeau

m firstly MATHILDE de Déols Dame de Châteaumeillant, daughter of EBBO de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly YOLANDE de Mello, daughter of DREUX de Mello Seigneur d’Espoisses et de Saint-Bris & his wife Heloise d’Espoisses.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

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

1.         MARGUERITE de Bommiers (-1323)Dame de Châteaumeillant, de Preveranges et de Bellefaye.  Nobilis domina Margareta de Bomez domina de Soliaco et Castri-Mellani” the monks of the abbey des Pierres reached agreement about serfs by charter dated Sep 1299[870]m firstly LOUIS de Montpensier Seigneur de Montferrand, son of GUICHARD de Beaujeu Seigneur de Montpensier & his wife Catherine Dauphine de Clermont (-26 Sep 1280)m secondly (1282) HENRI [III] Sire de Sully, son of HENRI [II] Sire de Sully & his wife Pétronille de Joigny Dame de Château-Renard (-in Aragon 1285, bur église des Cordeliers de Bourges)

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

2.         THIBAUT de Bommiers dit de Blaison (-after [1280])Du Chesne states that Thibaut de Bommiers was “frere de Marguerite de Bomés Dame de Montferrant et de Suilly” but he does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[871]Sire de Bommiers.  m firstly --- de Montfaucon, daughter of --- (-before [1274]).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by an order of Parlement dated 1323 relating to her daughter Marguerite “fuerit filia et hæres prime uxoris defuncti Theobaldi...dotata...de castro de Montefalconis[872]m secondly ([1275]) MARGUERITE de Villebéon dite La Chambellane, daughter of GAUTHIER [IV] de Villebéon Seigneur de Tournenfuye, de Heuqueville et de Fontaine-Guérart & his wife Eléonore de Melun (-after 1293).  Thibaut & his first wife had two children:

a)         MARGUERITE de Bommiers (-after 1323).  Letters dated 1293, relating to the marriage of "Jean de Boville fils de Monsieur Hue de Boville" and “Damoiselle Marguerite de Bomés fille de Monsieur Thibaut de Bomés Seigneur de Mirebel et de...Marguerite iadis sa femme”, record that “Messires Gautier Li Chambellans ayol de ladite Damoiselle” [he was in fact the father of the second wife of Thibaut de Bommiers, Marguerite de Villebéon, see above] was receiving revenue from her inheritance[873].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by an order of the Parlement de Paris dated 20 Mar 1323 relating to a dispute between “comitem Rouciacy” and “Guillelmum Crispini militem dominum d’Estrepigny” concerning the inheritance of “defuncti Theobaldi de Bomes militis, quondam patris dictarum uxorum[874]m firstly JEAN [IV] de Bouville Seigneur de Milly-en-Gâtinais, son of HUGUES [II] de Bouville Sire de Bouville, de Farcheville et de Milly-en-Gâtinais, chambellan du roi & his wife Marie de Chambly (-1308).  m secondly (1308) JEAN [V] Comte de Roucy, son of JEAN [IV] Comte de Roucy & his wife Jeanne de Dreux (-killed in battle Crécy [25/26] Aug 1346, bur Val-le-Roy). 

b)         YOLANDE de Bommiers (-[1310]).  Richemond records “Yolande de Bommiers qui mourut célibataire vers 1310” as the second daughter of Thibaut de Bommiers by his first wife, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[875].  Her parentage is confirmed by an order of the Parlement de Paris dated 20 Mar 1323 relating to a dispute between “comitem Rouciacy” and “Guillelmum Crispini militem dominum d’Estrepigny” concerning the inheritance of “defuncti Theobaldi de Bomes militis, quondam patris dictarum uxorum”, which names “defuncte Yolandis quondam sororis dictarum sororum[876]

Thibaut & his second wife had one child

c)         MATHILDE de Bommiers (-after 1330).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an order of the Parlement de Paris dated 20 Mar 1323 relating to a dispute between “comitem Rouciacy” and “Guillelmum Crispini militem dominum d’Estrepigny” concerning the inheritance of “defuncti Theobaldi de Bomes militis, quondam patris dictarum uxorum”, which names “defuncte Yolandis quondam sororis dictarum sororum[877].  Richemond names “Mahaut de Bommiers qui épousa Guillaume VI de Bec-Crespin sire d’Etrépagny et connétable héréditaire de Normandie, fils du maréchal Guillaume V Crespin et de Jeanne de Mortemer dame de Varanguebec” as the daughter of Thibaut de Bommiers by his second wife, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[878]Gallia Christiana records that “Mathildam dominam de Bommiers” was requested to present herself before the abbot of Saint-Sulpice de Bourges to explain damage which she had caused, but does not cite the primary source on which the information is based[879]m GUILLAUME [VI] Seigneur de Bec-Crespin et d’Etrépagny, son of GUILLAUME [V] Crespin & his wife Jeanne de Mortemer Dame de Varanguebec (-after Mar 1318). 

 

 

 

F.      SIRES de CULANT

 

 

1.         JOSBERT de Culant (-before [1122]).  Sire de Culantm ELISABETH de Pacy, daughter of GERAUD de Pacy & his wife --- (-after [1122]).  “Elizabeth filia Giraldi de Paciaco uxor Josberti de Cullent --- Radulfus filius” donated property to Chapelle-Aude by undated charter[880].  La Thaumassière records that, as a widow, she donated produce from “le moulin des Palais” to Chapelle-Aude, with the consent of “ses enfans...Pierre seigneur de Culant, Gerard de Culant, Raoul de Culant”, by charter dated to [1122], but does not cite the source reference[881].  Josbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         PIERRE de CulantSire de CulantLa Thaumassière records that, as a widow, she donated produce from “le moulin des Palais” to Chapelle-Aude, with the consent of “ses enfans...Pierre seigneur de Culant, Gerard de Culant, Raoul de Culant”, by charter dated to [1122], but does not cite the source reference[882]

b)         GERARD de Culant .  La Thaumassière records that, as a widow, she donated produce from “le moulin des Palais” to Chapelle-Aude, with the consent of “ses enfans...Pierre seigneur de Culant, Gerard de Culant, Raoul de Culant”, by charter dated to [1122], but does not cite the source reference[883]

c)         RAOUL de Culant .  La Thaumassière records that, as a widow, she donated produce from “le moulin des Palais” to Chapelle-Aude, with the consent of “ses enfans...Pierre seigneur de Culant, Gerard de Culant, Raoul de Culant”, by charter dated to [1122], but does not cite the source reference[884]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Culant (-after 1188).  Sire de CulantLa Thaumassière records that “Guillaume Sire de Culant” donated property “depuis le Gué de Maneole jusques à la Montagne de Pontbert et à la Fontanille” to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Renoul, Helie, Cloud et Guillaume ses enfants”, by charter dated Mar 1181, but does not cite the source reference[885].  “Willelmus dominus de Culenc et Ranulfus filius eius” confirmed donations made to Chapelle-Aude by “eorum progenitores” by charter dated 1188[886]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

a)         RENOUL [I] de Culant (-after 1187).  La Thaumassière records that “Guillaume Sire de Culant” donated property “depuis le Gué de Maneole jusques à la Montagne de Pontbert et à la Fontanille” to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Renoul, Helie, Cloud et Guillaume ses enfants”, by charter dated Mar 1181, but does not cite the source reference[887].  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated property to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme”, by charter dated 1181, but does not cite the source reference[888].  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[889].  “Willelmus dominus de Culenc et Ranulfus filius eius” confirmed donations made to Chapelle-Aude by “eorum progenitores” by charter dated 1188[890]Sire de Culantm BEATRIX, daughter of --- (-after 1187).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated property to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme”, by charter dated 1181, but does not cite the source reference[891].  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[892].  The family of Beatrix is not known.  However, she was presumably related to the Issoudun family in order to explain how her children were co-heirs to Issoudun in 1217.  Renoul [I] & his wife had four children: 

i)          HELIE de Culant (-[May 1217/Jul 1221]).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[893]Sire de Culant

-         see below

ii)         GUILLAUME de Culant (-after 1217).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[894].  La Thaumassière records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[895]

iii)        RAOUL de Culant (-after Jul 1221).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[896].  “Radulphus de Culent prior Vastinensis avunculus et tutor hæredum de Culent” granted “juris habebamus in castro Exolduni” to Philippe II King of France, in exchange for “tertiam partem Castri-novi super Carum fluvium et tertiam partem Marolii super Arvon fluvium, sicut Radulphus quondam dominus Exolduni ea tenuit...post decessum quondam uxoris defuncti Radulfi domini Exolduni quæ fuit filia Petri comitis Nivernensis eiusdem regis consanguinei”, by charter dated Jul 1221[897]

iv)       CLOUD de Culant (-after 1217).  La Thaumassière records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[898]

b)         HELIE de Culant .  La Thaumassière records that “Guillaume Sire de Culant” donated property “depuis le Gué de Maneole jusques à la Montagne de Pontbert et à la Fontanille” to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Renoul, Helie, Cloud et Guillaume ses enfants”, by charter dated Mar 1181, but does not cite the source reference[899]

c)         CLOUD de CulantLa Thaumassière records that “Guillaume Sire de Culant” donated property “depuis le Gué de Maneole jusques à la Montagne de Pontbert et à la Fontanille” to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Renoul, Helie, Cloud et Guillaume ses enfants”, by charter dated Mar 1181, but does not cite the source reference[900]

d)         GUILLAUME de CulantLa Thaumassière records that “Guillaume Sire de Culant” donated property “depuis le Gué de Maneole jusques à la Montagne de Pontbert et à la Fontanille” to Noirlac abbey, with the consent of “Renoul, Helie, Cloud et Guillaume ses enfants”, by charter dated Mar 1181, but does not cite the source reference[901]

 

 

HELIE de Culant, son of RENOUL [I] Sire de Culant & his wife Beatrix --- (-[May 1217/Jul 1221]).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated pasturage rights “en ses bois de Corser” to the abbey des Pierres, with the consent of “Beatrix sa femme...et de ses enfants Helie, Guillaume et Renaud”, by charter dated 1187, but does not cite the source reference[902]Sire de Culant.  La Thaumassière records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[903].  Philippe II King of France confirmed the division into parts of “feodum de Virsone et sicut dominus de Virsone illud tenebat et tenere debebat a domino Exolduni” made by “Heliæ de Culent et Stephano de S. Palacio”, confirming that they held “Vestan sicut dominus Exolduni illud tenebat a comite Blesis”, two thirds of which the king transferred to them in exchange for “feodum de Charrotio sicut dominus de Charrotio illud tenebat a domino Exolduni et feodum de Lineriis sicut domini de Lineriis illud tenuerunt a domino Exolduni et illud quod Robertus de Bosmez tenuit de dominis Exolduni”, by charter dated May 1217[904]

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

Hélie & his wife had one child: 

1.         RENOUL [II] de Culant (-after Jun 1252)Sire de Culant.  “Radulphus dominus de Culent” donated “altaris de novo constructi in domo nostra de Crista” to Chapelle-Aude by charter dated 1245[905].  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated revenue to the chapter of Bourges, for the soul of his wife Marguerite, by charter dated Jun 1252, but does not cite the source reference[906]m MARGUERITE Dame de Mirebeau, daughter of --- (-before Jun 1252).  La Thaumassière records that “Renoul I Sire de Culant” donated revenue to the chapter of Bourges, for the soul of his wife Marguerite, by charter dated Jun 1252, but does not cite the source reference[907].  Renoul [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RENOUL [III] de Culant (-after Oct 1258).  Sire de CulantRenulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo” by charter dated Oct 1258, signed by “dictus Renulphus dominus de Culento et Renulphus filius meus domicellus et Sedilia uxor mea et...dictus Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles et Renaudus frater meus miles[908]m SEDILIE, daughter of ---.  Renulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo” by charter dated Oct 1258, signed by “dictus Renulphus dominus de Culento et Renulphus filius meus domicellus et Sedilia uxor mea et...dictus Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles et Renaudus frater meus miles[909]Renoul [III] & his wife had [three] children:

i)          RENOUL [III] de Culant (-before 1297)Renulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo” by charter dated Oct 1258, signed by “dictus Renulphus dominus de Culento et Renulphus filius meus domicellus et Sedilia uxor mea et...dictus Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles et Renaudus frater meus miles[910]Sire de CulantRennoux Sire de Culant chevallier” granted customs to “ma ville de Veydun et la parroche de Vesdun”, with the consent of “uxore mea Margarita et filio meo Radulpho et Humbaldo...fratre meo, atque Odone de Boneio”, by charter dated Nov 1275[911]La Thaumassière records that “Renoul III Sire de Culant” freed the inhabitants of Châteauneuf by charter which names “sa femme...Sedile ou Sebile”, but does not cite the source reference[912]m as her first husband, CATHERINE de Condé, daughter of NICOLAS Seigneur de Condé & his wife Catherine de Cavon Dame de Carency en Artois (-after 20 May 1329).  Dame de Buquoy, de Duisant et d’Aubigny.  According to La Thaumassière, she was the second wife of “Renoul II Sire de Culant[913].  Given her second marriage, this is impossible from a chronological point of view: it is assumed that her first husband was Renoul [III].  She married secondly (before 1297) Jacques de Châtillon Seigneur de Leuze.  Renoul [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       RENOUL [V] de Culant (-after 30 Nov 1322).  Sire de Culant.  Letters dated [Feb] 1304 record the arrest of dominus de Culento” at the request of the prior of Chapelle-Aude[914].  A charter dated 18 Dec 1306 records the settlement of disputes between Chapelle-Aude and dominum Ranulphum dominum de Culento militem[915]

-         SIRES de CUNANT[916]

ii)         [GUILLAUME de Culant (-before 1264).  La Thaumassière records that “Guillaume de Culant”, son of Renaud Sire de Culant, married “Agnes de Tocy fille puînée d’Anseric de Tocy seigneur de Bazerne et Pierre-Pertuise et de Guillerme de Montfaucon”, as well as her second marriage[917].  However, he is referring to Renoul [I] Sire de Culant which, from a chronological point of view, appears impossible.  It is likely that Guillaume was the son of Renoul [III].  m as her first husband, AGNES de Toucy, daughter of ANSERIC [II] de Toucy Seigneur de Bazarne & his wife Guillerme de Montfaucon.  La Thaumassière records that “Guillaume de Culant”, son of Renaud Sire de Culant, married “Agnes de Tocy fille puînée d’Anseric de Tocy seigneur de Bazerne et Pierre-Pertuise et de Guillerme de Montfaucon”, as well as her second marriage[918].  She married secondly (before Dec 1264) as his second wife, Guillaume [I] de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles.  Guido de Thociaco dominus Bacernæ et Regnaudus frater meus dominus Campi-Pretiosi milites” and “domino Guillelmo de Curtiniaco et...Agnete eius uxore domina de Charenton sorore nostra” divided the succession of Agnes de Bazarne by charter dated Dec 1264[919].] 

iii)        SEDILIE de Culant (-before 1258)m EUDES de Sully Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of EUDES [I] de Sully Seigneur de Beaujeu [en Berry] & his wife Eléonore de Monfaucon (-before 1258). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  SEIGNEURS de l'ISLE-BOUCHARD

 

 

L’Isle-Bouchard was located south-east of Chinon, on the banks of the river Vienne, north of Châtellerault, in the present-day French département of Indre-et-Loire. 

 

 

1.         BOUCHARD [I] (-after 1020).  Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", at the request of "Theobaldus, Aimericus et Alfredus avunculi", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[920].  A charter dated 1069 records that "Buchardus miles senior, castri dominus quod vocant Insulam" had donated rights over "allodio Tavennensi" to Marmoutier for the souls of "filiorum Hugonis, Huberti et Aimerici" and for the love of "conjugis suæ Hermengardis", that after his death "Tetbaldus comes" captured the land, that in compensation "Burchardus" donated half "villæ Ripariæ" to the monastery and that "Gaufridus avunculus suus" entered Marmoutier as a monk, and that "Buchardo mortuo, Pelopinus nepos eius" excluded "partem Ripariæ" from his inheritance, signed by "Fulco comes…" [Foulques IV "le Rechin" Comte d’Anjou][921]m firstly ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", at the request of "Theobaldus, Aimericus et Alfredus avunculi", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[922]m secondly (before 1020) AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", at the request of "Theobaldus, Aimericus et Alfredus avunculi", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[923].  Bouchard & his [first] wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES .  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[924]

b)         HUBERT .  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[925]

c)         AIMERY .  "Burchardus miles et senior, dominus Castri quem vocant ad insulam super fluvium Vigennæ" confirmed the donation of "allodio…Taventum" to Marmoutier by "Theobaldus", for the souls of "filiorum meorum Hugonis, Huberti atque Aimerici, conjugemque Hermengardis defunctæ, et Agnetis", charter dated 1020[926]

 

2.         BOUCHARD [II] (-before 1069).  Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  A charter dated 1069 records that "Buchardus miles senior, castri dominus quod vocant Insulam" had donated rights over "allodio Tavennensi" to Marmoutier for the souls of "filiorum Hugonis, Huberti et Aimerici" and for the love of "conjugis suæ Hermengardis", that after his death "Tetbaldus comes" captured the land, that in compensation "Burchardus" donated half "villæ Ripariæ" to the monastery and that "Gaufridus avunculus suus" entered Marmoutier as a monk, and that "Buchardo mortuo, Pelopinus nepos eius" excluded "partem Ripariæ" from his inheritance, signed by "Fulco comes…" [Foulques IV "le Rechin" Comte d’Anjou][927]

3.         son/daughter .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         PELOQUIN (-after [1140]).  A charter dated 1069 records that "Buchardus miles senior, castri dominus quod vocant Insulam" had donated rights over "allodio Tavennensi" to Marmoutier for the souls of "filiorum Hugonis, Huberti et Aimerici" and for the love of "conjugis suæ Hermengardis", that after his death "Tetbaldus comes" captured the land, that in compensation "Burchardus" donated half "villæ Ripariæ" to the monastery and that "Gaufridus avunculus suus" entered Marmoutier as a monk, and that "Buchardo mortuo, Pelopinus nepos eius" excluded "partem Ripariæ" from his inheritance, signed by "Fulco comes…" [Foulques IV "Nerra" Comte d’Anjou][928]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  "Peloquinum, Insule Burcardi dominum" renounced exactions which he had committed against Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers relating to la terre de Neuilli, with the consent of "uxore mea Eustachia et filiis meis Burcardo, Bartholomeo", by charter dated to [1140][929]m EUSTACHIE, daughter of --- (-after [1140]).  "Peloquinum, Insule Burcardi dominum" renounced exactions which he had committed against Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "uxore mea Eustachia et filiis meis Burcardo, Bartholomeo", by charter dated to [1140][930].  Peloquin & his wife had two children: 

i)          BOUCHARD [III] (-[24 Apr 1189/1198]).  "Peloquinum, Insule Burcardi dominum" renounced exactions which he had committed against Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "uxore mea Eustachia et filiis meis Burcardo, Bartholomeo", by charter dated to [1140][931]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  "Buccardus, dominus Insule Burcardi" renounced rights relating to la terre de Neuilli in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "filia mea Aalix", by charter dated 1161, subscribed by "frater meus Bartholomeus"[932].  "Bucardus…dominus Insulæ" granted privileges to the monastery of Cormery, with the consent of "fratris nostri Bartholomæi", by charter dated 24 Apr 1189[933]m ---.  The name of Bouchard’s wife is not known.  Bouchard & his wife had two children: 

(a)       ALIX (-after 1161).  "Buccardus, dominus Insule Burcardi" renounced rights relating to la terre de Neuilli in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "filia mea Aalix", by charter dated 1161, subscribed by "frater meus Bartholomeus"[934]

ii)         BARTHELEMY [I] (-after 1198).  "Peloquinum, Insule Burcardi dominum" renounced exactions which he had committed against Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "uxore mea Eustachia et filiis meis Burcardo, Bartholomeo", by charter dated to [1140][935].  "Buccardus, dominus Insule Burcardi" renounced rights relating to la terre de Neuilli in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1161, subscribed by "frater meus Bartholomeus"[936]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard

-         see below.   

 

 

BARTHELEMY [I] de l’Isle-Bouchard, son of PELOQUIN Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard & his wife Eustachie --- (-after 1198).  "Peloquinum, Insule Burcardi dominum" renounced exactions which he had committed against Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, with the consent of "uxore mea Eustachia et filiis meis Burcardo, Bartholomeo", by charter dated to [1140][937].  "Buccardus, dominus Insule Burcardi" renounced rights relating to la terre de Neuilli in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1161, subscribed by "frater meus Bartholomeus"[938].  "Bucardus…dominus Insulæ" granted privileges to the monastery of Cormery, with the consent of "fratris nostri Bartholomæi", by charter dated 24 Apr 1189[939]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  A charter dated 1198 records an agreement between the monastery of Cormery and "Bartholomæus dominus Insulæ" relating to "Villania et Rivarena"[940]

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

Barthélemy [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         BOUCHARD [IV] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchardm ---.  The name of Bouchard’s wife is not known.  Bouchard [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         BARTHOLOME de l’Isle-Bouchard (-after [1208]).  A charter dated Dec 1208 records that the abbot of Marmoutier granted fishing rights to "Burchardum Insulæ" and that "Bartholomæus Burchardi eiusdem filius" donated related rights, for the souls of "uxoris suæ Elisabeth, filii Burchardi et filiæ Eustachiæ"[941]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  "Bartholomeus dominus Insulæ Buchardi" donated property and a serf to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Bucardi filii mei", by charter dated to [1208][942]m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  A charter dated Dec 1208 records that the abbot of Marmoutier granted fishing rights to "Burchardum Insulæ" and that "Bartholomæus Burchardi eiusdem filius" donated related rights, for the souls of "uxoris suæ Elisabeth, filii Burchardi et filiæ Eustachiæ"[943].  Bartholomé & his wife had two children: 

i)          BOUCHARD [V] .  "Bartholomeus dominus Insulæ Buchardi" donated property and a serf to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Bucardi filii mei", by charter dated to [1208][944].  A charter dated Dec 1208 records that the abbot of Marmoutier granted fishing rights to "Burchardum Insulæ" and that "Bartholomæus Burchardi eiusdem filius" donated related rights, for the souls of "uxoris suæ Elisabeth, filii Burchardi et filiæ Eustachiæ"[945]Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard

-         SIRES de l’ISLE-BOUCHARD[946]

ii)         EUSTACHIE .  A charter dated Dec 1208 records that the abbot of Marmoutier granted fishing rights to "Burchardum Insulæ" and that "Bartholomæus Burchardi eiusdem filius" donated related rights, for the souls of "uxoris suæ Elisabeth, filii Burchardi et filiæ Eustachiæ"[947]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  SEIGNEURS de LA GARNACHE

 

 

By 1213, the seigneurie of La Garnache had passed to Hugues de Thouars (“Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie...et Margarita uxor mea” donated “querebam super gentes pacis...in tota terra que pertinet domino Gasnapie” to Coudrie by charter dated 3 Sep 1213[948]), other charters indicating that he held the territory de iure uxoris, although the basis on which she acquired it has not been ascertained.  

 

 

1.         PIERRE [I] de la Garnache (-after [1130]).  Petrus de Gasnapia” donated “duas marchas argenti in portu Beelverii...” to Coudrie, for the souls of “filiis suis Petro et Gaufrido”, by charter dated to [1130][949].  A charter dated to before 1178 records donations to Coudrie, including the previous donation and the donation of “partem terre nemoris de Cruce Taniam” made by “Petrus subsequens dominus et domina Gelosa[950]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE [II] de la Garnache (-after [1173]).  Petrus de Gasnapia” donated “duas marchas argenti in portu Beelverii...” to Coudrie, for the souls of “filiis suis Petro et Gaufrido”, by charter dated to [1130][951].  A charter dated to before 1178 records donations to Coudrie, including the previous donation and the donation of “partem terre nemoris de Cruce Taniam” made by “Petrus subsequens dominus et domina Gelosa[952].  “Petrus Gasnapie cum Petro unico filio meo” settled disputes with Coudrie regarding “tenuram Andree Aucais” by charter dated 1173[953]m GELOSA, daughter of ---.  A charter dated to before 1178 records donations to Coudrie, including the previous donation and the donation of “partem terre nemoris de Cruce Taniam” made by “Petrus subsequens dominus et domina Gelosa[954].  Pierre [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE [III] de la Garnache (-before 1200)Petrus Gasnapie cum Petro unico filio meo” settled disputes with Coudrie regarding “tenuram Andree Aucais” by charter dated 1173[955]

-         see below

b)         GEOFFROY de la Garnache .  “Petrus de Gasnapia” donated “duas marchas argenti in portu Beelverii...” to Coudrie, for the souls of “filiis suis Petro et Gaufrido”, by charter dated to [1130][956].  A charter dated to before 1178 records donations to Coudrie, including the donation of “medietatem peagii de Ponto Daberti” made by “Gaufridus frater domini Petri”, with the consent of “dominus Petrus”, and the donation of “aliam medietatem” made by “Willelmus de Roallene audiente Clara uxore sua”, with the consent of “dominus Petrus, audiente Calone cognato suo[957]

 

 

PIERRE [III] de la Garnache, son of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de la Garnache & his wife Gelosa --- (-before 1200)Petrus Gasnapie cum Petro unico filio meo” settled disputes with Coudrie regarding “tenuram Andree Aucais” by charter dated 1173[958].  “Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[959].  A charter dated 1200 records that “Petrus li Meschins Gasnapie dominus...et uxor eius Agnes” had donated “Garinum servientem eius” to Coudrie and that “dominus Petrus Gasnapie filius supradicti Petri lo Meschin” now confirmed the donation with the consent of “Chalo prefati frater domini Petri Gasnapie[960]

m AGNES Chabot, daughter of THIBAUT Chabot & his wife Marguerite Loubet (-[1201/05]).  “Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[961].  A charter dated 1200 records that “Petrus li Meschins Gasnapie dominus...et uxor eius Agnes” had donated “Garinum servientem eius” to Coudrie and that “dominus Petrus Gasnapie filius supradicti Petri lo Meschin” now confirmed the donation with the consent of “Chalo prefati frater domini Petri Gasnapie[962]

Pierre [III] & his wife had two children:

1.         PIERRE [IV] de la Garnache (-[1201/05])Petrus de Gasnapia heres et dominus Gasnapie” founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de la Blanche de Noirmoutiers, and donated property among which “feodum quem nobilis domina Agnes mater mea” had donated, recorded in a charter dated 1273, dated to 1 Jul 1172[963].  “Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[964].  A charter dated 1200 records that “Petrus li Meschins Gasnapie dominus...et uxor eius Agnes” had donated “Garinum servientem eius” to Coudrie and that “dominus Petrus Gasnapie filius supradicti Petri lo Meschin” now confirmed the donation with the consent of “Chalo prefati frater domini Petri Gasnapie[965]m (before 1185) CONSTANCE de Craon, daughter of MAURICE [II] Sire de Craon & his wife Isabelle de Meulan ([1170/73]-after [1205]).  "Mauritius de Credone filius Hugonis" provided for reversion to "Guido de Lavalle…Petrus…de Garnachio" in case his sons died without heirs under his undated testament[966].  "Mauritius dominus Credoni" confirmed the donation by "Constantia soror mea" of revenue set by "dominus Juhellus frater meus" at "apud Harperiam" to the abbey of Clarei, by undated charter, witnessed by "…domina Isabel matre mea, domina Gervasia…"[967].  "Mauricius de Credone" confirmed the donation to Fontaine-Daniel by "Constancia soror mea" by charter dated to [1196], witnessed by "domino Juhello de Meduana, domina Isabelli matre mea, domina Gervasia…"[968].  "Constantia filia Mauritii de Credone, domina de la Garnesche" donated property to Fontaine-Daniel, with the consent of "Petri filii mei", by charter dated to [1205][969].  Pierre [IV] & his wife had one child:

a)         PIERRE [V] de la Garnache (-[24 Jun 1210/3 Sep 1213]).  "Constantia filia Mauritii de Credone, domina de la Garnesche" donated property to Fontaine-Daniel, with the consent of "Petri filii mei", by charter dated to [1205][970].  “Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcensis” confirmed the donation to Coudrie made by “Petrus de Gasnapia juvenis” by charter dated 1209[971].  “P. de Gasnapia” donated “Stephanum Rossea...” to Coudrie by charter dated 24 Jun 1210[972]

2.         CALO de la Garnache (-after 1200).  Petrus Gasnapie dominus” donated land “in talleia portus de Belverio” to Coudrie for building a mill, with the consent of “uxor eius Agnes filia Teobaldi Chabot et filii eorum...Petrus major et Kal minor”, by charter dated 1180[973].  A charter dated 1200 records that “Petrus li Meschins Gasnapie dominus...et uxor eius Agnes” had donated “Garinum servientem eius” to Coudrie and that “dominus Petrus Gasnapie filius supradicti Petri lo Meschin” now confirmed the donation with the consent of “Chalo prefati frater domini Petri Gasnapie[974]

 

 

1.         PETRONILLUS de la Garnache .  “H. de Toarcio Montis Acuti et Gasnapie dominus et Margarita uxor eius” reached agreement with Coudrie concerning “quinquaginta solidos currentis monete, annuatim in nundinis Lande persolvendos supra portus Belvearii” which “Petronillus de Gasnapia” had donated, by charter dated 1220[975]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 12.  SEIGNEURS de LEZAY

 

 

Lezay is situated in the arrondissement of Niort, in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres. 

 

 

1.         JOSCELIN de Lezay (-after 1110).  "Goscellinus de Liziaco…et Guillelmo filio meo" swore homage to Saint-Maixent and returned "terram…Alodus de Torgnié" to the abbey by charter dated 1110[976]m ---.  The name of Joscelin’s wife is not known.  Joscelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Lezay .  "Goscellinus de Liziaco…et Guillelmo filio meo" swore homage to Saint-Maixent and returned "terram…Alodus de Torgnié" to the abbey by charter dated 1110[977]

 

 

SIMON "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his [first/second wife ---/Sarrazine ---] (-after [1167]).  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][978]Seigneur de Lezay.  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[979].  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81][980]

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

Simon [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         [GUILLAUME .  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81], which states that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet" and adds that it was later confirmed by "ego et Guillermus filius meus"[981].  It is not certain whether Guillaume was the son of Simon or of Rorgo.] 

2.         SIMON [II] (-after 1199).  Seigneur de Lezay.  Père Anselme refers to a charter dated "jeudy après le dimanche des Rameaux de l’an 1181" under which "Simon de Lezay et Hugues son frère" donated "l’hebergement de Vignau" to the church of Poitiers[982].  Père Anselme states that "Simon de Lezay" subscribed a charter dated 1199 under which Eleanor Queen of England, duchess of Aquitaine, donated property to Monstierneuf de Poitiers[983]m ---.  The name of Simon’s wife is not known.  Simon [II] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         [SIMON [III] (-after 1253).  Père Anselme states that "Simon de Lezay" donated property to the monks of Grandmont near Melle en Poitou by charter dated May 1226[984].  He cites no primary source which confirms his parentage.  It is unclear whether this means that no such source survives.  If that is correct, Simon [III] and his brother could have been (for example) sons of Hugues, brother of Simon [II].]  m ([1238]) --- de Vivonne, daughter of SAVARY [I] Seigneur de Vivonne & his wife --- (-1260 or after).  Père Anselme refers to an unspecified source which confirms that she was living in 1260[985].  Simon [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          [SIMON [IV] (-1331 or after).  The chronology of the sources cited for Simon [IV] suggests that there may be a missing generation in this family.  It appears unlikely that the son of a couple married in [1238] would testify in 1331.  Simon de Lezay shared property with "Hugues de Lezay seigneur des Marais son oncle" by charter dated 1299[986].  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon de Lezay" is dated "le samedy après la Purification" in 1331 but cites no source[987].] 

-         see below

b)         [HUGUES . Seigneur du château des Marais.] 

-        SEIGNEURS des MARAIS[988]

3.         HUGUES de Lezay (-after 1181).  Père Anselme refers to a charter dated "jeudy après le dimanche des Rameaux de l’an 1181" under which "Simon de Lezay et Hugues son frère" donated "l’hebergement de Vignau" to the church of Po itiers[989]

 

 

The parentage and marriages of the following members of this family are shown by Père Anselme but he cites no corroborating primary sources[990].  

 

SIMON [IV] de Lezay, son of [SIMON [III] Seigneur de Lezay & his wife --- de Vivonne] (-1331 or after).  The chronology of the sources cited for Simon [IV] suggests that there may be a missing generation in this family.  It appears unlikely that the son of a couple married in [1238] would testify in 1331.  Simon de Lezay shared property with "Hugues de Lezay seigneur des Marais son oncle" by charter dated 1299[991].  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon de Lezay" is dated "le samedy après la Purification" in 1331 but cites no source[992]

m firstly ANNE d’Archiac, daughter of AYMAR Seigneur d’Archiac & his wife Marguerite de Rochechouart (-before 1316). 

m secondly (contract Dec 1316) JEANNE de Cherchemont, daughter of ---. 

Simon [IV] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         MARGUERITE de Lezay .  Dame de Lezay.  m GUILLAUME de Torsay, son of ---. 

a)         JEANNE de Torsay (-after 2 Dec 1429).  Dame de Lezay.  Père Anselme states that she and her husband reached agreement 2 Dec 1429 with Jean de Lezay Seigneur de Marais regarding the restoration of the château de Marais but cites no primary source[993]m ANDRE de Beaumont, son of --- (-after 2 Dec 1429). 

Simon [IV] & his second wife had [seven] children: 

2.         SIMON [V] de Lezay (-1373).  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon V de Lezay" is dated 1373 but cites no source[994]m ([1363]) PERNELLE Chenin, daughter of ---.  Simon [V] & his wife had children: 

a)         SIMON [VI] de Lezay (-after 10 Aug 1384).  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon VI de Lezay" is dated 10 Aug 1384, adding that he died childless, but cites no source[995]m ---.  The name of Simon’s wife is not known.  Simon [VI] & his wife had one child: 

i)          SIMON de Lezay (-[1 Feb 1379/10 Aug 1384]).  Père Anselme states that Simon, son of "Simon VI de Lezay", was under the protection of Jean de Mortemer Sire de Couhé 1 Feb 1378, but cites no source[996]

b)         MARIE de Lezaym HUGUES de Coloigne, son of ---. 

3.         AMELIN de Lezay .  Canon at Amiens. 

4.         PIERRE de Lezay

5.         JOSEPH de Lezay

6.         AGNES de Lezay

7.         MARGUERITE de Lezay

8.         [JEANNE de Lezay .  Watson names "Jane de Lezay" as wife of Geoffrey without citing the corresponding primary source on which the information is based, although suggesting that she was the daughter of Simon [IV] Seigneur de Lezay by his second wife, highlighting that her son Jean de Mortemer was recorded in 1379 as guardian of Simon de Lezay, great-grandson of Simon [IV][997].  This last piece of information is found in Père Anselme, who cites no source either (see above)[998]m GEOFFREY Mortimer, son of ROGER [V] de Mortimer Earl of March & his wife Joan de Geneville (-[1372/5 May 1376]).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13.  SIRES de LUSIGNAN

 

 

Painter notes that the castle of Lusignan "stood on the western bank of the river Vonne, a tributary of the Clain, about twenty miles southwest of Poitiers", commenting that all the possessions of Hugues [IV] de Lusignan "except the estates around the town of Saint-Maixent could have been enclosed in a circle with a radius of fifteen miles centering in Lusignan" and that "he was essentially a local potentate"[999].  The first two generations of the Lusignan family, shown below, are known only from references in contemporary or near contemporary chronicles.  Other members of the family can be identified from 11th century cartularies but their precise family relationships cannot be established beyond all doubt.  Hugues IV "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan is the first member of the family about whom anything is known besides his name.  Charters issued by the Lusignan family are also included in the cartulary of the abbey of Noaillé, which has not yet been consulted[1000]

 

 

HUGUES [I] "Venator/le Veneur".  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records the death in 1110 of "Hugo [de Leziniaco] filius Hugonis Bruni", providing his ancestry "qui fuit Albi, qui fuit Cari, qui fuit Hugonis Venatoris"[1001], although this text appears to omit a generation in the descent. 

m ---.  The name of Hugues's wife is not known. 

Hugues [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES [II] "Carus/le Cher" .  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugonis Kari" as builder of "castrum Liziniacum…primus castrum" and father of "Hugonis Albi"[1002]m ---.  The name of Hugues's wife is not known.  Hugues [II] & his wife had one child:

a)         HUGUES [III] "Albus" de Lusignan (-[1012])The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugonis Kari" as builder of "castrum Liziniacum…primus castrum" and father of "Hugonis Albi"[1003]Sire de Lusignan.  "Gaulterius cognomento Granerius et uxor eius Anna, Alba cognominata" donated "ecclesiam Sancti Vicentii de Masels" to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated to [1004/20], subscribed by "Hugonis Albi, de cujus casamento erat…"[1004]m ([967]) [ARSENDE], daughter of [--- de Vivonne & his wife ---].  "Ugo Liziniacensis domnus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated to [1012/18], subscribed by "Arsendis matris eius"[1005], although it is not known with certainty that this document relates to her son Hugues [IV].  An indication of her possible family origin is provided by the manuscript, entitled "Conventus inter Comitem et Ugonem" by Besly, which records an agreement between "comes Pictavorum et præsul Gislebertus" (on the one part) and "Ioscelino avunculo Hugoni" (on the other), regarding the transfer of "castro…Vicredoni" to the latter after the death of the bishop, and after the death of both the first parties an agreement between "comes" and "episcopo Isemberto et Ugoni" transferred a half interest in the castle to the latter[1006].  If "avunculo" in this document is interpreted strictly, Joscelin was the maternal uncle of Hugues.  Duguet suggests[1007] that these were the same persons as "Gauzscelini, Rosce uxoris sue…Ugonis nepotis Gauszelini" who witnessed the charter dated to [1004/15] under which "Gaufredus et uxor sua Oda" donated "alodium suum in villa Batrezia in vicaria Vicodonense" to Poitiers Saint-Cyprien[1008].  Hugues [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HUGUES [IV] "Brunus/le Brun" de Lusignan (-[1025/32])The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugonis Bruni" as "castrum Liziniacum…domini" and son of "Hugonis Albi"[1009]Sire de Lusignan

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HUGUES [IV] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [III] "le Blanc" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Arsende --- (-[1025/32]).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugonis Bruni" as "castrum Liziniacum…domini" and son of "Hugonis Albi"[1010]Sire de Lusignan.  "Ugo Liziniacensis domnus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1012/18], subscribed by "Arsendis matris eius"[1011].  "Wilelmus Pictavorum comes et dux Aquitanorum…filius Guillelmi comitis" [Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine] granted revenue to "militi meo…Ugoni", to compensate him for the loss of revenue from a tax imposed on the town of Saint-Maixent, by charter dated to [1023/26][1012].  A manuscript, entitled "Conventus inter Comitem et Ugonem" by Besly, records that "Aquitanorum comes…Willelmus" agreed that "Hugone Chiliarchum" would acquire "vicecomiti Bosoni, honorem eius"[1013].  The same manuscript records the territorial ambitions of "Hugone Chiliarchum" in "castro…Vicredoni…castrum Coacus…Kaziaco…castrum Malavallis…Malè…Aspremundo castro…castrum Gentiaco…" {[Vicredonus], Couhé, Chizé, Malvau, Melle, [Aspremont], Gençay}[1014].  A manuscript, entitled "Conventus inter Comitem et Ugonem" by Besly, recounts the failed marriage proposal between "vicecomiti Radulfi filiam" {Vicomte de Thouars} and "Hugone Chiliarchum", and between the latter and "de castro Parteniaco Ioscelinus…honorem et mulierem eius"[1015].  The "Conventus inter Comitem et Ugonem" records that Hugues [IV] died a year after his final agreement with Duke Guillaume[1016].  Painter suggests that his death should be dated to some time between 1025 and 1032[1017]

m AUDEARDE, daughter of ---.  "Hugo Liziniacensis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1025] "sub testimonio Hildeardis uxoris sue et infantum suorum Hugonis et Rorgonis, Walterii prepositi et Belielini filii eius"[1018].  The naming of Audéard's grandson, Jourdain, suggests a connection with the family of Chabanais.  In addition, the cartulary of Lesterps states that Jourdain [III] de Chabanais was killed at "Casech", most likely Chizé, which had been taken by Hugues [IV] Sire de Lusignan in order to obtain Vivonne.  Duguet records that the name "Audeard" is found in the Chabanais family, a first cousin of Jourdain [III] of this name being a nun at Saint-Sylvain de la Mongie in 1010[1019]

Hugues IV & his wife had [three] children:

1.         HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" de Lusignan (-killed in battle Lusignan 8 Oct 1060).  "Hugo Liziniacensis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1025] "sub testimonio Hildeardis uxoris sue et infantum suorum Hugonis et Rorgonis, Walterii prepositi et Belielini filii eius"[1020].  "…Ugonis et Rorgonis fratrum…" subscribed the charter dated to [1031/46, maybe [1032]] under which "Gauterius et uxor sua Anna" donated "alodium suum…Montem Gaudonum…uno milario distans de Liziniaco" to Poitiers Saint-Cyprien[1021]Sire de Lusignan et de Couhé.  "...Ugonis de Liziniaco..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[1022].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that "Goffredus dux Pictavorum" made war against "Hugone Lizianici" who was killed in the siege of his castle "1060 VIII Id Oct"[1023]m (separated) as her first husband, ALMODIS de la Marche, daughter of BERNARD Comte de la Marche & his wife Amelia --- (-murdered 16 Oct 1071).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent 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"[1024].  She married secondly ([1045] repudiated 1053 after 29 Jun) Pons Comte de Toulouse.  "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[1025].  She married thirdly (1053) as his third wife, Ramón Berenguer "el Viejo" Conde de Barcelona.  Hugues [V] & his wife had three children:

a)         HUGUES [VI] "le Diable" de Lusignan (-in France 1106)The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugo" as son and successor of "Hugone Lizianici" & his wife[1026]Sire de Lusignan et de Couhé.   

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b)         JOURDAIN .  "Hugo vicarius de castro Vicvione et filii mei…Bartholomeus et Giraldus" donated "vicariam…in villa…Condato" to Nouaillé, in memory of "meo…filio Hugoni…defuncto", by charter dated to [1060/78], witnessed by "Hugonis de Liziniaco et fratri suo Iordani, Loni et fratri suo Seguino de Mortemaro castro…"[1027].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that twin sons were born to "Hugo Pius de Liziniaco" & his wife[1028], but it is not known whether the second son was Jourdain.  1060/78. 

c)         MELISENDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m SIMON de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Parthenay & his wife Arengarde --- (-[1075]). 

2.         RORGON (-after [1043/48]).  "Hugo Liziniacensis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1025] "sub testimonio Hildeardis uxoris sue et infantum suorum Hugonis et Rorgonis, Walterii prepositi et Belielini filii eius"[1029].  Monk 1025/[1043/48].  "…Ugonis et Rorgonis fratrum…" subscribed the charter dated to [1031/46, maybe [1032]] under which "Gauterius et uxor sua Anna" donated "alodium suum…Montem Gaudonum…uno milario distans de Liziniaco" to Poitiers Saint-Cyprien[1030]

3.         [RENAUD .  "Wilelmo duce et Josfredo vicecomite Toarcensis castri et uxori sue…Aynors, Raynaldo quondam milite Liziniacensi" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated [26 Mar 1027/31 Jan 1030] subscribed by "Rainaldi, Raynaldi filii sui"[1031].  Although no reference is made in this document to the parentage of Renaud, from a chronological point of view it appears that Hugues [IV] is the only possibility for his father, assuming that he was a member of the family of the Sires de Lusignan.  m ---.  The name of Renaud's wife is not known.  Renaud & his wife had one child:

a)         RENAUD .  "Wilelmo duce et Josfredo vicecomite Toarcensis castri et uxori sue…Aynors, Raynaldo quondam milite Liziniacensi" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated [26 Mar 1027/31 Jan 1030] subscribed by "Rainaldi, Raynaldi filii sui"[1032].] 

 

 

HUGUES [VI] "le Diable" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Almodis de la Marche (-in France 1110)The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugo" as son and successor of "Hugone Lizianici" & his wife[1033].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that twin sons were born to "Hugo Pius de Liziniaco" & his wife[1034]Sire de Lusignan et de Couhé.  "Hugonis de Liziniaco" subscribed the charter dated [1058/68] of "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus"[1035].  "Ugo Lezinonensis" renounced rights over lands of Saint-Maixent by charter dated 10 Mar 1069[1036].  "Hugo de Leziniaco" recognised himself as vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 10 Mar 1069[1037].  "Hugo vicarius de castro Vicvione et filii mei…Bartholomeus et Giraldus" donated "vicariam…in villa…Condato" to Nouaillé, in memory of "meo…filio Hugoni…defuncto", by charter dated to [1060/78], witnessed by "Hugonis de Liziniaco et fratri suo Iordani, Loni et fratri suo Seguino de Mortemaro castro…"[1038].  "Ugone de Liziniaco et filiis eius Ugone videlicet Bruno atque Rorgone" consented to the donation of "medietatem terre mee de Spanias…et apud Turgoniacum" made to Nouaillé by "Guido Arembertus et uxor mea Iescenda…" by charter dated to [1077/91][1039].  He fought the Moors in Spain 1087: .  "Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][1040].  He fought in the crusade in Palestine 1101/03.  William of Tyre records the presence at the second capture of Tortosa in 1102 of "Hugo Lisniacensis domini Raimundi comitis Tolosani frater"[1041], the two being uterine half-brothers.  Albert of Aix records "…Hugo de Lezenais…" among those who spent Easter in Jerusalem with Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to 1102 from the context[1042].  "Vetulus et filius eius Rorgo" recognised themselves as vassals of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 1106[1043].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records the death in 1110 of "Hugo [de Leziniaco] filius Hugonis Bruni", providing his ancestry "qui fuit Albi, qui fuit Cari, qui fuit Hugonis Venatoris"[1044], although this passage appears to omit a generation in the descent. 

m (before 1060) HILDEGARDE [Aldearde] de Thouars, daughter of AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars & his first wife Aremgarde de Mauléon (-after 7 Dec 1099).  "Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][1045].  “Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Hildegardis uxor domni Hugonis de Liziniaco” for the love of “patris sui vicecomitis Aimerici[1046]

Hugues [VI] & his wife had three children:

1.         HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" de Lusignan (-before 1151).  .  "Ugone de Liziniaco et filiis eius Ugone videlicet Bruno atque Rorgone" consented to the donation of "medietatem terre mee de Spanias…et apud Turgoniacum" made to Nouaillé by "Guido Arembertus et uxor mea Iescenda…" by charter dated to [1077/91][1047].  "Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][1048]Sire de Lusignan.  "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[1049].  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])[1050].  "Ugo Brunus" renounced rights "apud Fronteniacum" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Saracene et filiorum meorum", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][1051].  A charter dated to [1143] records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[1052].  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1053].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Hugo de Lizeniaco…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[1054].  It is not known whether this entry refers to Hugues [VII] or his son Hugues [VIII] de Lusignan.  m firstly ---.  This first marriage is indicated by the charter dated to [1143] which indicates that the daughter of Hugues [VII]’s known wife Sarrazine was married to his son Guillaume (see below), who could not therefore have been Sarrazine’s son.  m secondly as her second husband, SARRAZINE, widow of ---, daughter of --- (-before 1144).  "Ugo Brunus et uxor sua Sarracena infantesque illorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1120][1055].  Her second marriage is confirmed, and her first marriage indicated, by the charter dated to [1143] which records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[1056].  "Ugo Brunus" renounced rights "apud Fronteniacum" in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxoris mee Saracene et filiorum meorum", by charter dated to [Jul 1115/Sep 1140][1057].  Hugues [VII] & his first wife had two children:

a)         HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" de Lusignan (-[in Palestine after 1164]).  "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[1058]Sire de Lusignan

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b)         GUILLAUME (-after 1144).  "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[1059].  Seigneur d'Angles.  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1060]m DENISE, daughter of --- & his wife Sarrazine --- (-after [1143]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1143] which records that "Hugo Brunus et filii eius Hugo…de Lezeign." renounced rights which they had usurped from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, subscribed by "Willelmus quoque de Lezeign, P. Fortis, et Sarrazina uxor Hugo Bruni, Dyonisia filia eius, uxoris Willelmi de Lezeign."[1061].   Guillaume & his wife had [four or more] children: 

i)          JOSCELIN .  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81][1062]

ii)         SIMON .  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81][1063]

iii)        other sons .  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81][1064]

Hugues [VII] & his [first/second] wife had four children:

c)         SIMON "le Brun" (-after [1167]).  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][1065].  Seigneur de Lezay.  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1066]

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d)         RORGON (-after [1167]).  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1067].  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][1068].  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81], which states that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet"[1069]m firstly ---.  m secondly ---.  Rorgo’s two marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1171/81] under which "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, stating that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet"[1070].  Rorgo & his [first/second] wife had [one child]: 

i)          [GUILLAUME .  "Symon Brunus dominus de Angla et de Lazaio…et dominus Rorgo frater meus" donated land to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "filii Guillermi…nepotis mei Gocelinus et Simon et alii", by charter dated [1171/81], which states that the original donation was made "antequam frater meus Rorgo secundam uxorem acciperet" and adds that it was later confirmed by "ego et Guillermus filius meus"[1071].  It is not certain whether Guillaume was the son of Simon or or Rorgo.] 

e)         GALERAN (-after [1167]).  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1072].  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][1073]

f)          AIMEE .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Hugo Brunus senior sororem" as mother of "vicecomitis de Thoar" but does not name her[1074].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m GUILLAUME Vicomte de Thouars, son of ---. 

2.         RORGON (-after 1106).  "Ugone de Liziniaco et filiis eius Ugone videlicet Bruno atque Rorgone" consented to the donation of "medietatem terre mee de Spanias…et apud Turgoniacum" made to Nouaillé by "Guido Arembertus et uxor mea Iescenda…" by charter dated to [1077/91][1075].  "Ugo Liziniacensis…contra Saracenos in Hispaniam iturus" donated "terram de Faiduneino" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "uxore mea Aldearde et filiis meis Ugone Bruno atque Rorgone", by charter dated to [1077/91][1076].  "Vetulus et filius eius Rorgo" recognised themselves as vassals of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 1106[1077]

3.         YOLANDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m AIMERY de Pérusse Sire de Pérusse, son of ---. 

 

 

The precise relationship between the following and the main Lusignan family has not yet been established. 

1.         GEOFFROY de Lusignanm ---.  One child: 

a)         [VALENTIA de Lusignan .  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Hugonem de Podio-fagi" later married "Valentiæ", daughter of "Galfridi de Lesignan", and names "Galfridus de Podio-fagi et Rainaldus" as their children[1078].  The difficulties associated with the fabrication of all or parts of the reconstruction of the Puy-du-Fou family are discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, including the possibility that this fragmentary chronicle formed part of the fabrication.  Her parentage and marriage has not yet been corroborated by another primary source.  m as his second wife, HUGUES du Puy-du-Fou, son of GUILLAUME du Puy-du-Fou & his wife Adela --- (-after 1137).]    

 

 

HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" Sire de Lusignan & his first wife --- (-[in Palestine after 1164]).  "Hugo Brunus de Liziniaco" recognised himself as the vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey with the consent of "uxore mea Sarracena et filiis meis Hugone et Guillelmo" by charter dated 1106[1079].  “Ugo Brunus de Liziniaco…filii mei Ugo de Liziniaco, Willelmus de Englia, Rorgo, Simo de Lozaico, Walerannus” were forgiven for their injustices against “ecclesiam S. Petri Pictavensis” (La Celle, outside Poitiers) by charter dated 1144[1080]Sire de Lusignan.  "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…"[1081].  "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[1082].  The original grant was more likely dated to before 1163 as no other evidence has been found that Hugues [VIII] made a second journey to Jerusalem in 1171.  William of Tyre names him "Hugo de Liniziaco senior…cognominatus Brunus" when he arrived on pilgrimage in Jerusalem in 1163 with "Gaufridus cognominatus Martel" brother of the Count of Angoulême[1083].  William of Tyre records that he combined forces with Raymond III Count of Tripoli, Konstantinos Kalamános, and Bohémond III Prince of Antioch to repel the attack by Nur ed-Din on the castle of Krak in Sep 1163[1084].  Hugues joined the same group in Aug 1164 to relieve another attack on Harenc, but was captured in an ambush at Artah, together with the other leaders, and taken bound to Aleppo[1085].  A letter from Aimery Patriarch of Antioch to Louis VII King of France, dated 1164, records that "Hugo de Lesiniaco" was captured in the battle to capture "castellum…Harenc"[1086].  According to Edbury, he never regained his freedom[1087]

m (before 1147) BOURGOGNE de Rancon, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-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[1088].  Painter states that her marriage portion was the castle of Vouvant[1089].  "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…"[1090]

Hugues [VIII] & his wife had seven children:

1.         HUGUES [IX] de Lusignan (-before 16 Mar 1169)"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…"[1091].  An undated charter of "Hugo de Lesignan filius Burgundiæ" records to his donation to the abbey of l'Absie with the consent of "patre meo Ugone Lezigniaci"[1092].  "Hugues le Brun" donated property, for the souls of "sa femme Aurengardis, son fils Hugues, sa fille Ainordis et son frère Geoffroy", by charter dated 12 Nov 1166[1093].  "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "Gaufridus frater ipsius, Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius…", by charter dated [1167][1094].  "Gaufridus de Lizigniaco" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie for the souls of "fratris mei Hugonis" with the consent of "Burgundie matre mea" dated "primie die post sepulturam Hugonis fratris mei…1169"[1095]m [firstly] ORENGARDE, daughter of ---.  "Hugues le Brun" donated property, for the souls of "sa femme Aurengardis, son fils Hugues, sa fille Ainordis et son frère Geoffroy", by charter dated 12 Nov 1166[1096].  [m secondly [as her first husband,] DOUCE, daughter of --- (-after 1168).]  A charter dated 1168 records a donation of property to the Knights Hospitallers by "Hugo de Lusignan, Dulcia uxor et Alamanda filia eiusdem"[1097].  This assumes that "Hugo de Lusignan" in this document can be identified with Hugues [IX] de Lusignan.  Hugues [IX]’s widow may have married secondly, as his second wife, Guillaume Maingot Seigneur de Surgères.  This second marriage is suggested by the document, dated (by Delisle) to [1209], under which "comes Augi" (Raoul de Lusignan "d’Exoudun" Comte d’Eu, see below) pledged his lands for his homage to Philippe II King of France, and that of "fratres sui comes Marchie et vicecomes Castri Eraudi"[1098].  Assuming that this document is correctly dated, "vicecomes Castri Eraudi" at the time was Hugues de Surgères.  A second marriage of Raoul’s mother would be the only way in which Hugues de Surgères could be correctly called "frater" of Hugues [X] de Lusignan and Raoul de Lusignan Comte d’Eu.  If Orengarde/Douce can correctly be identified as the [second] wife of Hugues [IX], and mother of Raoul, it is likely that she was heiress of Exoudun which was transmitted to Raoul.]  Hugues [IX] & his [first] wife had [two] children: 

a)         HUGUES [X] "le Brun" de Lusignan (-Damietta 5 Nov 1219)"Hugues le Brun" donated property, for the souls of "sa femme Aurengardis, son fils Hugues, sa fille Ainordis et son frère Geoffroy", by charter dated 12 Nov 1166[1099].  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"[1100].  If the charter dated 1168 quoted above correctly refers to Hugues [IX] de Lusignan, the absence of Hugues [X] from the document suggests that he must have been the younger child of his parents, maybe born after the date of the charter.  He succeeded his grandfather in 1173 as Sire de LusignanComte de la Marche: "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[1101].  "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[1102]

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b)         AINORDIS .  "Hugues le Brun" donated property, for the souls of "sa femme Aurengardis, son fils Hugues, sa fille Ainordis et son frère Geoffroy", by charter dated 12 Nov 1166[1103]

Hugues [IX] & his [second] wife had [two] children:

c)         [ALAMANDA (-after 1168).  "Hugo de Lusignan, Dulcia uxor et Alamanda filia eiusdem" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers by charter dated 1168[1104], which, as noted above, may refer to Hugues [IX] de Lusignan.] 

d)         RAOUL de Lusignan "d'Exoudun" ([1169]-Melle 1 May 1219, bur Exoudun).  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"[1105].  "Maiorem" is presumably an error in this source for "minorem", or represents a transcription error: no scenario has been identified in which Raoul being the older brother is compatible with the other information relating to the Lusignan family.  Raoul was not named in his father’s charter dated 12 Nov 1166, suggesting that he was born later.  As the charter dated 1168 names Douce as wife of "Hugo de Lusignan", who can probably be identified as Hugues [IX], it is likely that Raoul from this supposed second marriage, after his supposed sister Alamanda.  If this hypothesis is correct, Raoul must have been born in 1169, maybe posthumously.  According to the Complete Peerage, "Esselduno" was "Exoudun, Deux-Sèvres, arrondissement Melle, canton La Mothe-Saint-Héray" not "Issoudun, Indre"[1106], although the editor of the Monumenta Germanica series states that the place was "Issoudun, départ. Indre"[1107].  Painter states that Exoudun was "a village to the southeast of St Maixent"[1108].  He succeeded as Comte d'Eu, by right of his wife.  The date of the marriage and Raoul’s succession as count is uncertain.  It must have taken place before 1194 when "comes de Auco" paid scutage on land in Sussex[1109].  "Radulfus Augensium comes" confirmed donations to Tréport, made by "antecessores mei comes…Robertus et Guillelmus filius eius et Henricus avus Henrici junioris et Johannes pater eiusdem Henrici et idem H.", by charter dated 1191[1110], indicating that the marriage took place some years earlier assuming that this document is correctly dated.  The Annals of Burton record that “Warinus de Clapiun senescallus Normanniæ” besieged “castellum de Denecurt”, on the orders of John King of England, adding that King Richard had given the castle to “Radulpho de Ysoudun comiti de Aueo, fratri Hugonis le Brun”, but that the siege was lifted by Philippe King of France before the arrival of King John[1111].  The same passage is given by Roger of Hoveden[1112].  "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[1113].  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"[1114]

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2.         ROBERT de Lusignan .  "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…"[1115]

3.         GEOFFROY de Lusignan (-1216).  "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…"[1116].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum, Henricum regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum" as brothers of "Hugo de Lisegnen"[1117].  "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron, with the consent of "Gaufridus frater ipsius, Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius…", by charter dated [1167][1118].  "Gaufridus de Lizigniaco" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie for the souls of "fratris mei Hugonis" with the consent of "Burgundie matre mea" dated "primie die post sepulturam Hugonis fratris mei…1169"[1119].  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that Geoffroy was older than his brother Guy Lord of Cyprus, when recording his nomination as heir to his brother[1120].  With his brother Guy, he rebelled against Henry II King of England, his suzerain in Poitou, in 1173[1121].  Ralph de Diceto’s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1188 that “Gaufridus de Liziniaco” killed “familiarissimum Ricardum comitem[1122].  "Gaufridus de Lezeniaco, Aimericus, regius conestabulus…" subscribed the charter dated 19 Nov 1189 under which "Guido rex Hierosolymitanus" confirmed privileges to the Pisans[1123].  Brother of Guy King of Jerusalem, he took part in the attack on Acre led by his brother in 1189[1124].  Seigneur de Vouvent, de Mervent et de Montcontour, by right of his first wife.  Richard I King of England appointed him Governor of Jaffa and Caesarea in 1191[1125].  His brother Guy Lord of Cyprus bequeathed his authority in Cyprus to Geoffroy, but the latter had returned to France and the Franks in Cyprus summoned their younger brother Amaury in his place[1126].  "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie, naming "Ugonem filium meum" and with the consent of "domina Eustachia uxor mea et Goffridus filius meus adhuc infantulus", by charter dated May 1200[1127].  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[1128].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1216 of "Gaufre de Lesina"[1129]m [firstly] HUMBERGE de Limoges, daughter of ADEMAR [V] Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Sarah of Cornwall ([1160/80]-[before 1200]).  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 Humberge married "Gaufredo de Lesigniaco"[1130].  The chronology of Humberge’s life is difficult to determine.  However, considering the dates of her parents and the other members of this family, it appears unlikely that she was born later than [1160/80].  This would suggest that she must have been the first wife of her husband and died before 1200, when he is named in a charter with another wife and young son.  m [secondly] (before [1199]) EUSTACHIE Chabot Dame de Vouvent et de Mervent, daughter of [THIBAUT [II] Chabot & his wife Marguerite Loubet] (-after May 1200).  "Eustachia uxor mea et Goffridus filius meus adhuc infantulus" consented to the donation by "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" to the abbey of l'Absie dated May 1200, which also names "Ugonem filium meum"[1131].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Sandret states that Eustachie was the daughter of Thibaut [II] Chabot and his wife Marguerite, but cites no primary source which confirms that this statement is correct[1132].  Geoffroy [I] & [his first wife] had one child: 

a)         HUGUES (-after May 1200).  "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" names "Ugonem filium meum" in his donation to the abbey of l'Absie by charter dated May 1200[1133].  The charter does not specify that Hugues gave his consent to the donation, in contrast to his younger brother Geoffroy.  Hugues must also have been considerably older than Geoffroy [II], the latter being described in the document as "adhuc infantulus".  This suggests that he was born from the first marriage of Geoffroy [I], or else was illegitimate. 

Geoffroy [I] & his second wife had three children:

b)         GEOFFROY [II] de Lusignan “la Grand’ Dent” (-[Jan 1247/1248], bur [Vouvent]).  "Eustachia uxor mea et Goffridus filius meus adhuc infantulus" consented to the donation by "Goffridus de Lezignem dominus Montiscantorii" to the abbey of l'Absie dated May 1200, which also names "Ugonem filium meum"[1134].  The linking of the name of Geoffroy [II] in this document with "Eustachia uxor mea" suggests that she was his mother, especially as he is described as "adhuc infantulus".  He succeeded his father in 1224 as Seigneur de Vouvent et de Mervent.  Vicomte de Châtellerault, by right of his wife: “Gaufridus de Lizegnan” did homage to Louis VIII King of France for “vicecomitatu Castri Eraudi, qui provenit michi ex parte Clementie uxoris mee, filie Hugonis quondam vicecomitis Castri Eraudi” by charter dated May 1224[1135].  "Gaufridus de Lezigniaco vicecomes Castri Ayraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated Mar 1228[1136].  Henry III King of England ordered that "Galfridum de Lezyniaco" pledge "castra sua de Vovent et de Merevent", as well as the lands of "Emericum de Lezyniaco fratrem ipsius G", for loyal service, dated [Oct] 1230[1137].  “Geoffreiz de Lezignen, sires de Vouvent et de Mairevent” donated property “aux frères de Munsignor Saint Ladre d’Ostremer”, for the souls of “mun bun père sire Geoffreys de Lezignen lo prodome et de ma dame Eustache ma bonne mere”, by charter dated 1234[1138].  “Gaufridus de Lyzengniaco miles” acknowledged holding “castrum…Vovent…castrum…de Mervent” from Louis IX King of France, and "villam de Soubise, que est neptis mee", by charter dated 6 Jun 1242[1139].  Seigneur de Sainte-Hermine.  The testament of Geoffroy names “Audæ uxoris meæ…Arpino filio meo…Aaliz filiæ meæ et Borgoigne” and chooses his burial in the church of Notre-Dame de Vouvent[1140]m firstly (before May 1224) CLEMENCE Vicomtesse de Châtellerault, daughter and heiress of HUGUES [III] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Eustachie de Mauléon (-before 13 May 1239).  “Gaufridus de Lizegnan” did homage to Louis VIII King of France for “vicecomitatu Castri Eraudi, qui provenit michi ex parte Clementie uxoris mee, filie Hugonis quondam vicecomitis Castri Eraudi” by charter dated May 1224[1141].  "G de Lezigniaco dominus Volventi et Maraventi" issued a charter dated "ante Pentecosto 1239" which records a prior donation by "nobilis mulier Clemencia vicecomitissa quondam Castri Eraudi uxor nostra defuncta"[1142].  "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi, filia Radulfi de Maloleone bonæ memoriæ" donated property "in parrochia et in villa de Tessoele" to Absie, for the souls of "patris mei Radulfi de Maloleone, Aeliz matris meæ, Savarici fratris mei et Clemenciæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated Oct 1239[1143].  An enquiry into "foresta de Moleria" records that "dominum Aymericum de Castro-Airaudi" held "Castri-Airaudi vicecomitatum" for "neptis sue" who later married "domini Gaufridi de Lezigniaco" and died "sine herede"[1144]m secondly (before 1246) AUDE, daughter of --- (-after 1248).  The testament of Geoffroy names “Audæ uxoris meæ…Arpino filio meo…Aaliz filiæ meæ et Borgoigne[1145].  Geoffroy [II] had three [illegitimate] children by an unknown mistress or mistresses:

i)          ARPIN (-after 1248).  The testament of Geoffroy names “Audæ uxoris meæ…Arpino filio meo…Aaliz filiæ meæ et Borgoigne[1146].  Nothing in the document indicates that Aude was the children’s mother.  It is assumed that Geoffroy’s children were illegitimate as their father’s properties Vouvent and Mervent did not pass to them. 

ii)         AELIS (-after 1248).  The testament of Geoffroy names “Audæ uxoris meæ…Arpino filio meo…Aaliz filiæ meæ et Borgoigne[1147].  Nothing in the document indicates that Aude was the children’s mother.  It is assumed that Geoffroy’s children were illegitimate as their father’s properties Vouvent and Mervent did not pass to them. 

iii)        BOURGOGNE (-after 1248).  The testament of Geoffroy names “Audæ uxoris meæ…Arpino filio meo…Aaliz filiæ meæ et Borgoigne[1148].  Nothing in the document indicates that Aude was the children’s mother.  It is assumed that Geoffroy’s children were illegitimate as their father’s properties Vouvent and Mervent did not pass to them. 

c)         AIMERY (-[Oct 1230/1242]).  Henry III King of England ordered that "Galfridum de Lezyniaco" pledge "castra sua de Vovent et de Merevent", as well as the lands of "Emericum de Lezyniaco fratrem ipsius G", for loyal service, dated [Oct] 1230[1149]

d)         GUILLAUME de Lusignan dit de Valence (-[1226/30], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 under which names "Marquise de Mauléon vidua quondam uxor Wilelmi de Valentia defuncti" and also records that the couple’s son Guillaume died young, all three buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1150].  Seigneur de Mouchamps.  m MARQUISE de Mauléon, daughter of SAVARY de Mauléon & his wife --- (-[1230/26 Jul 1231], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1226/30.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 under which names Marquise de Mauléon "vidua quondam uxor Wilelmi de Valentia defuncti" and also records that the couple’s son Guillaume died young, all three buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1151].  Marquise presumably predeceased her father as she is not named as party to the lawsuit between her sister Alix and their half-brother Raoul concerning their father’s inheritance[1152].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUILLAUME de Lusignan (-young, bur Abbaye de la Grénetière).  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 under which names Marquise de Mauléon "vidua quondam uxor Wilelmi de Valentia defuncti" and also records that the couple’s son Guillaume died young, all three buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1153].  

ii)         VALENCE de Lusignan (-after 13 Feb 1262).  The primary source which confirms her parentage precisely has not yet been identified but it is indicated by the documents quoted below.  Dame de Soubise et de Vouvent.  “Gaufridus de Lyzengniaco miles” acknowledged holding “castrum…Vovent…castrum…de Mervent” from Louis IX King of France, and "villam de Soubise, que est neptis mee", by charter dated 6 Jun 1242[1154].  “Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci et Volventi” gave homage to “Alfonso filio regis Francie, comiti Pictavensi” for "castris nostris Parteniaci, Volventi, Maireventi, Sobisie" by charter dated Sep 1248[1155].  “Hugues l’Archevesque sire de Partenay de Vouvant et de Mervant et Valence sa femme” agreed to execute the testament of “feu Geoffroy de Lezignant çai en arrieres seignor de Vouvant et de Mervant” by charter dated Jun 1250[1156].  "Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus, dominus Partiniaci, Volventi et Montis Cantoris" renounced rights over "terra et territorio et hominibus de Frontiniaco" in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, naming "dominam Valentiam uxorem suam, dominam Partinicai, Volventi et Montis Cantoris", by charter dated 13 Feb 1262[1157]m (before Sep 1248) HUGUES [II] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME [V] l’Archëvêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Amable de Rancon (-11 Apr 1271). 

4.         PIERRE de Lusignan (-after Dec 1174).  "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…"[1158].  "…Petrus de Lezignan…" subscribed a charter dated Dec 1174 under which Raymond Count of Tripoli donated property to the Knights Hospitallers[1159], although it is not certain that this refers to Pierre son of Hugues [VIII] de Lusignan. 

5.         AMAURY de Lusignan ([1145]-murdered Acre 1 Apr 1205).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum, Henricum [error for Haimericum] regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum" as brothers of "Hugo de Lisegnen"[1160].  "…Aimericus de Lisenian…" subscribed a charter dated 13 Dec 1174 under which Baudouin IV King of Jerusalem donated property to the Knights Hospitallers[1161], which appears to be the first mention of his name in the Levant.  Baudouin IV King of Jerusalem appointed him as Constable of Jerusalem in 1181[1162].  He supported the rebellion of the Pisans at Tyre in May 1192, was arrested by Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem, but retired to Jaffa on his release.  King Henri, considering that Amaury had thereby forfeited his office of Constable, appointed Jean of Ibelin as Constable in his place[1163].  Amaury's younger brother Guy Lord of Cyprus had bequeathed his authority in Cyprus to their older brother Geoffroy de Lusignan but, as the latter had returned to France in [1192], the Franks in Cyprus summoned Amaury to succeed as Lord of Cyprus in 1194[1164].  The rivalry with the kingdom of Jerusalem was suspended when Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem visited Cyprus in 1194, the new alliance being sealed by the betrothal of Amaury's three young sons to Queen Isabelle's three young daughters[1165].  Amaury did homage to Emperor Heinrich VI, through his ambassador Renier of Jebail, at Gelnhausen in Oct 1195, in return being recognised by the emperor as AMAURY I King of Cyprus.  He was crowned in Sep 1197 at Nicosia, where he did homage once more to the emperor's representative Konrad von Querfurt, Bishop of Hildesheim, who was present at the ceremony as Imperial Chancellor[1166].  On the death of Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem in Sep 1197, King Amaury was proposed by the German leaders, headed by Konrad von Wittelsbach Archbishop of Mainz, as the best candidate to become Queen Isabelle's fourth husband.  King Amaury arrived at Acre in Jan 1198, married Isabelle and was crowned with his wife a few days later as AMAURY II King of Jerusalem.  The two kingdoms were linked only by the person of the monarch, as each retained its own administrative identity[1167].  After the collapse of the German crusade in early 1198, King Amaury opened negotiations with al-Adil (Saladin's brother) although the six year peace treaty was not signed until Sep 1204, under the terms of which Beirut, Sidon, Jaffa and Ramleh were transferred back to the kingdom of Jerusalem[1168].  "Aymericus…Latinorum Jerusalem rex nonus et rex Cipri" donated property to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem by charter dated Mar 1201 which names "frater meus rex Guido"[1169].  On the death of King Amaury in 1205, the two kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus were separated once more. 

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6.         GUY de Lusignan (-1194 after 18 Aug, bur Nicosia)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum, Henricum regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum" as brothers of "Hugo de Lisegnen"[1170].  William of Tyre names him son of "Hugonis Bruni" when recording his arrival in Palestine in [1179] and marriage[1171].  While still living in France, Guy was proposed by his brother Amaury, who had by then already acquired a position of influence in the kingdom of Jerusalem, as the husband of Sibylle heiress of Jerusalem after the death of her first husband.  Guy arrived in Palestine in 1179, and was installed as Count of Jaffa and Ascalon on his marriage[1172].  "Guido Joppensis et Ascalonitanus comes…" subscribed the charter dated 1 Mar 1181 under which Baudouin IV King of Jerusalem granted property to the abbot of Mount Tabor[1173].  King Baudouin IV appointed him as regent of Jerusalem in 1182 after the king fell ill at Nazareth, although the king retained personal control over the city of Jerusalem.  Dissatisfied with his performance, the king deposed Guy from the regency 23 Mar 1183 after a quarrel and attempted to bar him from succession to the throne[1174].  Guy retired to his counties of Jaffa and Ascalon, throwing off his allegiance to the crown.  King Baudouin seized Jaffa, but Guy continued to defy the king at Ascalon[1175].  His wife Sibylle succeeded as Queen of Jerusalem in 1186 after the death of her infant son King Baudouin V.  After her own coronation, his wife crowned him as GUY I King of Jerusalem.  After Saladin's invasion of Galilee in summer 1187, the Christian army was defeated at Hattin 4 Jul 1187, where King Guy was captured.  He was kept in prison at Nablus, later at Lattakieh.  Saladin moved on to capture Ascalon in Sep 1187 and Jerusalem 2 Oct 1187[1176].  Saladin released King Guy in Jul 1188, after he promised to abandon the kingdom (an oath he later declared invalid for having been made under duress), and he joined Queen Sibylle at Tripoli[1177].  Guy marched from Tripoli to Tyre, hoping to resume control of what remained of the kingdom of Jerusalem, but was refused entry to the city by Corrado di Monferrato.  He made another unsuccessful attempt to enter Tyre in Apr 1189, with help from Pisan and Sicilian forces, but in Aug 1189 marched south to attack Acre[1178].  After he was joined in the siege by Corrado di Monferrato, the pair settled their differences and Corrado agreed to recognise Guy as king while continuing to hold Tyre himself, together with Beirut and Sidon[1179].  After his wife's death in 1190, King Guy's title to the crown was thrown into doubt.  Balian of Ibelin arranged the marriage of Guy's sister-in-law, Isabelle of Jerusalem, by then heir to the throne, to Corrado di Monferrato, but King Guy refused to abdicate.  After Acre finally capitulated to the Christian siege 12 Jul 1191[1180], the European dignitaries decided that Guy should remain as king of Jerusalem for life, after which the crown would pass to Corrado di Monferrato, his wife Isabelle and their issue[1181].  However, following further quarrels between the crusader leaders, King Richard called a council in Apr 1192 which decided that Corrado should replace Guy as king[1182].  King Richard agreed to sell Cyprus to King Guy, providing a convenient way of removing him from the scene.  Although King Corrado was murdered at the end of April, his widow remarried within a week.  It appears that Guy became involved in a plot with the Pisans to seize Tyre[1183], but he left the mainland for Cyprus in early May 1192, installing himself as Lord of Cyprus although he continued to claim the kingdom of Jerusalem until his death in late 1194[1184].  Cyprus passed technically under the suzerainty of Emperor Heinrich VI in Feb 1194 when Richard I King of England swore allegiance to the emperor as part of the terms for his release from captivity, the island being considered at the time as an English possession[1185].  The Chronicle of Amadi records the death in 1194 of "Guido de Hierusalem" and his burial in "la madre chiesia di Nicossia"[1186]m (Apr 1180) as her second husband, SIBYLLE of Jerusalem, widow of GUGLIELMO "Lungaspada" di Monferrato, daughter of AMAURY I King of Jerusalem & his first wife Agnès de Courtenay ([1160]-Acre [Sep/21 Oct] 1190[1187]).  This marriage was proposed by Amaury de Lusignan, older brother of her future husband, who was her mother's lover[1188].  On the death of her son in 1186, she was proclaimed SIBYLLE Queen of Jerusalem.

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7.         GUILLAUME de Lusignan (-before Sep 1208)Guy King of Jerusalem confirmed the marriage agreement between "comitem Joscelinum senescalcum primogenitam filiam suam" and "Guillelmo de Valence, frater regis", by charter dated 21 Oct 1186, which specifies that her dowry was "Torono, Castro novo…Cabor"[1189].  Seigneur de Valence.  m (after 21 Oct 1186) as her first husband, BEATRICE de Courtenay Lady of Toron (part), Castro Novo and Cabor, daughter of JOSCELIN [III] de Courtenay Count of Edessa & his wife Agnes de Milly ([1176]-after 1245).  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Biatris et Annés" as the two daughters of "dou conte Jocelin" & his wife, specifying that Beatrix married "un conte aleman maugré le rei Heymeri" and died without heirs[1190].  Guy King of Jerusalem confirmed the marriage agreement between "comitem Joscelinum senescalcum primogenitam filiam suam" and "Guillelmo de Valence, frater regis", by charter dated 21 Oct 1186, which specifies that her dowry was "Torono, Castro novo…Cabor"[1191].  She married secondly (before Sep 1208) Otto Graf von Henneberg und Rotenlauben.  "Otto comes (de Henneberg)" donated property to the Teutonic Knights at Acre, with the consent of "uxoris Beatricis, filiæ quondam comitis Joscelini", by charter dated Sep 1208[1192]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14.  VICOMTES de MAILLEZAIS

 

 

Maillezais is situated in the arrondissement of Fontenay-le-Comte, in the present-day French département of Vendée. 

 

 

1.         RANULF .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Rotbertum, legis doctum et cum eo Rannulfum, quam fecit vicecomitem" were sent "in Martiliaco"[1193]m ---.  The name of Ranulf's wife is not known.  Ranulf & his wife had three children: 

a)         LAMBERT (-killed in battle 10 Apr [918 or 921]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[1194].  Vicomte d'Angoulême.  Vicomte de Maillezais.  The Annales Engolismenses record that "Lanbertus vicecomes Engolismensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were slaughtered by the sword "IV Id Apr"[1195].  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[1196]

b)         ARNAUD (-killed in battle 10 Apr [918 or 921]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[1197].  The Annales Engolismenses record that "Lanbertus vicecomes Engolismensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were slaughtered by the sword "IV Id Apr"[1198].  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[1199]

c)         ODALRIC (-after [945]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[1200].  Adémar records that, after the death of "Lanbertus vicecomes Martiliacensis et Arnulfus frater eius" in 921, "Willelmus Sector-Ferri" restored their honours to "Odolrici fratri eorum qui minor natu erat"[1201].  "Odolricus vicecomes" was one of the witnesses of the testament of Guillaume II "Sector-Ferri" Comte d'Angoulême (who died in [945])[1202]m ---.  The name of Odalric's wife is not known.  Odalric & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[1203].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers.  Vicomte de Maillezais

ii)         ODALRIC .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[1204].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers. 

iii)        ALDUIN .  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that "Guillelmus vicecomes Martiliacensis et frater eius Odolricus" were in serious dispute with "Alduino fratre eorum" about "castrum Rofricum" over a long period of time[1205].  Although this passage is not dated, it occurs about a generation after the earlier passages which name Odalric, presumed father of these three brothers. 

 

 

1.         ODALRIC (-after 3 Aug 1016).  Vicomte.  "…Cadilonis vicecomitis, Odolrici vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 3 Aug 1016 under which "Guilelmus…dux Aquitaniensium" granted rights to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[1206].  It is not known whether Odalric was descended from the vicomtes de Maillezais, although his name suggests a family connection. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15.  SEIGNEURS de MAULEON

 

 

Mauléon is situated in the arrondissement of Bressuire, in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres. 

 

 

Brother and sister, parents not known:

 

1.         RAOUL de Mauléon (-after 7 Dec 1099).  Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Radulphus de Malo Leone avunculus prefati Herberti vicecomitis[1207].   

2.         ORENGARDE de Mauléon (-after 1069).  Her family origin is confirmed by the  undated charter under which [her son] “Herbertus...Toarcensis vicecomes...et frater meus Gaufridus” confirmed donations by “patris mei Aimerici vicecomitis” to Chaise-le-Vicomte by charter dated 7 Dec 1099, which records donations made by “Radulphus de Malo Leone avunculus prefati Herberti vicecomitis[1208].   A charter dated 1069 relates to the foundation of Chaise-le-Vicomte by "Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes" and names "uxor ipius vicecomitis Orengardis"[1209]m as his first wife, AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, son of GEOFFROY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Eléonore --- (-murdered 1093, bur Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Chaise). 

 

 

Two siblings, parents not known: 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  "Gofredus de Malleone" donated property "Reenterii" to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of "Chadalone nepote suo", by charter dated to [1120][1210]same person as...?  GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  A charter dated to [1092/1115] records dispute between Talmond abbey and "Gaufridus de Malo Leone, nepos Kadelonis" over donations made for the soul of "domini Kadelonis avunculi sui"[1211]

2.         [--- .  m ---.]  One child: 

a)         CADELON .  "Gofredus de Malleone" donated property "Reenterii" to the abbey of Saint-Laon de Thouars, with the consent of "Chadalone nepote suo", by charter dated to [1120][1212]

 

 

Three siblings, parents not known: 

 

1.         EBLES de Mauléon (-after [1160/70]).  The dating clause of a charter dated 1145 refers to "Eblone…de Malo Leone Talemondensi patria dominante"[1213].  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][1214].  “Eblo de Maloleone et Radulfus frater eius, et Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulfus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which “Alienor…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum” confirmed donations to the new monastery at Poitiers[1215].  “Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][1216]m EUSTACHIE, daughter of ---.  “Heustacia uxor Heblonis Mali Leonis” donated property the monks of “Brollii Gollandi”, by undated charter[1217].  [An alternative possible marriage is suggested: m ALIX du Puy-du-Fou, daughter of HUGUES du Puy-du-Fou & his first wife Tiphaine de Craon.  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine names "Alipsa…Hugonis de Podio-fagi filia" as wife of "Ebles de Malo-leone", and their children "Radulfum…atque Savaricum"[1218].  The difficulties associated with the fabrication of all or parts of the reconstruction of the Puy-du-Fou family are discussed in the document AQUITAINE DUKES, including the possibility that this fragmentary chronicle formed part of the fabrication.  Her parentage and marriage has not yet been corroborated by another primary source.  The accuracy of this information cannot therefore be assessed.  The source in which Eustachie, known wife of Ebles, is named suggests that it should be treated with caution, although it must be pointed out that she is named in only one source which does not indicate that she was the mother of Ebles’s children.  The possibility of another marriage cannot therefore be excluded.]  Ebles & his wife had two children: 

a)         RAOUL de Mauléon (-before [1212]).  “Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][1219].  Seigneur de Talmond.  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[1220]

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME de Lezay [de Mauléon] (-27 Feb 1214)Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][1221].  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[1222].  “Willelmus de Malo Leone tunc temporis dominus de terra Roche” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “domini Bernardi de Machecou qui terram illam cum filia sua mihi dedit et...Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[1223].  "Willelmus de Malo Leone dominus Talemondi" donated property to Talmond abbey by charter dated to [1205][1224].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Guillaumes de Maulyon li oncles Savari…sires…de Maulyon et de Chalemont" among those who besieged Savary de Mauléon at "el castiel de Niors", dated to [1205/07] from the context[1225].  A charter of Philippe II King of France dated 1207 records that "Wilelmus de Maloleone" granted "preposituram et senescallium Fonteniaci" to "Gerardo de Perata militi"[1226].  “Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[1227].  “Willelmus de Malo Leone” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, in restitution of damage caused “tempore quo guerra fuit inter me et Aimericum vicecomitem Thoarcensem”, with the consent of “Savaricus de Malo Leone nepos meus”, by charter dated Jan 1209[1228].  "Dominus Willelmus de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey by charter dated to [1210][1229].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[1230].  The obituary of Talmond Abbey records the death 27 Feb of "Guillelmus princeps"[1231].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][1232]m firstly (-before 1201).  m secondly ([1201/08]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Machecoul Dame de la Roche-sur-Yon, daughter of BERNARD Seigneur de Machecoul & his wife Eléonore de Tonnay (-1235, bur Fontenelles).  “Willelmus de Malo Leone tunc temporis dominus de terra Roche” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “domini Bernardi de Machecou qui terram illam cum filia sua mihi dedit et...Beatricis uxoris meæ”, by undated charter[1233].  “Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[1234].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[1235].  "Beatrix domina de Rupe super Oionem" donated property to Talmond abbey, for the soul of "domini Guillelmi de Malleone sponsi mei nuper defuncti", by charter dated Mar 1214[1236].  She married secondly (1214) Aimery [VIII] de Thouars.  Her parentage and second marriage are indicated by an order dated 17 Jun 1215 under which King John granted "terris que fuerunt predicti Radulfi" to "Eymico Beket" on his marriage with "filia Radulfi Macheko quem genuit ex sorore Sauar de Malo Leon", noting that "soror ipsius Rad quem Eymicus fil Vic Thoarc" married is "propinquior heres…eiusdem Radulfi", dated 17 Jun 1215[1237]"Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco, eiusdem castri de Macheco et Lucionio domina" and "Aimericus dominus de Machecollo et de Lucionio" issued charters dated 1217[1238]"Beatrix domina de Machecoul et de Lucionio…in extrema voluntate posita" donated property to the abbey of Fontenelles by charter dated 1235[1239].  Guillaume & his second wife had one child: 

i)          EBLES (-[before 1212]).  “Willelmus de Malileone” donated property the church of Saint-Léon, with the consent of “Bernardus de Macheco et Beatrix uxor mea et Eblonius filius meus”, by charter dated 1208[1240].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][1241].  It is not certain that the text of this charter indicates that Ebles was deceased at the time: the word "quondam", applied to "R. de Malleone", is not used in the case of Ebles.

2.         RAOUL de Mauléon (-after 1152).  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][1242].  “Eblo de Maloleone et Radulfus frater eius, et Hugo vicecomes Castri Airaudi et Radulfus frater eius, et Segebrandus Chabot…” witnessed the charter dated 1152 under which “Alienor…ducissa Aquitanorum et Normannorum” confirmed donations to the new monastery at Poitiers[1243]

3.         [--- .  m ---.]  Two children: 

a)         SAVARY .  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][1244]

b)         AIMERY .  “Eblo de Maloleone…Radulfus…frater meus et duo nepotes mei Salvaricus et Haimericus” settled disputes with the abbey of Vendôme by donating property at “S. Georgii de Olerone” by charter dated to [1145/53][1245]

 

 

1.         GERAUD (-after [1185]).  Seigneur de Talmond.  "Domnus Giraudus de Thalemondo" donated property to Talmond abbey by charter dated to [1185][1246]

 

 

RAOUL de Mauléon, son of EBLES de Mauléon & his wife Eustachie --- (-before [1212]).  “Ebo dominus Maullileonis” donated property to Fontaine, with the consent of “uxore sua et filiis...Radulfo Maulileonis et Willelmo de Laziaco”, by charter dated to [1160/70][1247].  Seigneur de Talmond.  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[1248].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][1249].  The obituary of Talmond Abbey records the death 17 Feb of "Radulphus princeps"[1250]

m ALIX Chabot, daughter of [THIBAUT Chabot & his wife Marguerite Loubet] (-after 19 Jun 1206).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 which records the donation to Talmond by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[1251].  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[1252].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[1253]

Raoul & his wife had three children: 

1.         SAVARY de Mauléon (-29 Jul 1231).  King John confirmed the grant of "Talemondeis et Les Mostiers des Mafeiz et Curson" to "Rad de Malleon et Willelmo de Malleon fratri suo et Savar fili eiusdem Rad" by charter dated 30 Sep 1199[1254].  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[1255].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre records that King John sent "Savari de Maulyon" to England where he was imprisoned at "el castiel de Corf", dated to after 1203 from the context, adding in a later passage that he escaped after killing his guards and returned "en Poitau" where he was granted "le castiel de Nyors" by the king of France[1256].  “Willelmus de Malo Leone” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte, in restitution of damage caused “tempore quo guerra fuit inter me et Aimericum vicecomitem Thoarcensem”, with the consent of “Savaricus de Malo Leone nepos meus”, by charter dated Jan 1209[1257].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmond abbey, with the consent of "dominus Savaricus de Malleone nepos meus et heres", by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "dominus Radulphus de Macheco dominus Lucionii" whose sister married "dominus Guillelmus de Malleone"[1258].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone, Talemondi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmond abbey, for the soul of "domini Willelmu de Malo Leone avunculi mei", by charter dated 1216[1259].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[1260].  “Savaricus de Malo Leone Thalemundi dominus...Jerosolimam profisci” donated property to Fontaine, for the souls of “Willelmi de Malo Leone avunculi mei”, by charter dated Jul 1218[1261].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “...comes Renoldus de Cestra cum Savarico de Malleone” among those who set out on crusade in 1219 and fought “ante Damietam[1262].  "S. de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmond abbey by charter dated 1223[1263].  The obituary of Talmond Abbey records the death 29 Jul of "Savaricus princeps"[1264].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1233 that King Louis IX acquired “terram de Mallione” after the death that year of “Saverico[1265].  The year specified by Alberic appears incorrect in light of the letter dated 27 Nov 1231 under which Pope Gregory IX forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[1266]m [firstly] (before [Apr/May] 1205) ---.  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[1267].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[1268].  [m [secondly] ([repudiated after Jun 1218]) [as her first husband,] BELLASSEZ, daughter of [GUILLAUME Seigneur de Pouzauges & his wife Maxence de Beuil] (-after 17 Aug 1228).  Beauchet-Filleau states that Géraud Vicomte de Brosse married "Belle-Assez de Chantemerle, veuve de Savary de Mauléon, fille de Guillaume seigneur de Pouzauges et de Maxence de Beuil", adding that the couple was childless "croyons-nous" (no primary sources cited)[1269].  If a basis for this information does exist, Bellassez must have been repudiated by her first husband, whose death is recorded in 1233.  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[1270].  She married secondly Gérard Vicomte de Brosse.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[1271].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[1272].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[1273].]  Savary & his [first] wife had two children: 

a)         MARQUISE de Mauléon (-[1230/29 Jul 1231], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière)The primary source which confirms her parentage precisely has not yet been identified.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 under which names "Marquise de Mauléon vidua quondam uxor Wilelmi de Valentia defuncti" and also records that the couple’s son Guillaume died young, all three buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1274].  Marquise presumably predeceased her father as she is not named as party to the lawsuit between her sister Alix and their half-brother Raoul concerning their father’s inheritance[1275]m GUILLAUME de Lusignan dit de Valence, son of GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent & his second wife Humberge de Limoges (-[1226/30], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière). 

b)         ALIX de Mauléon .  Pope Gregory IX, by letter dated 27 Nov 1231, forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[1276].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" donated property to "Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[1277]m GUY Vicomte de Thouars, son of AIMERY [VII] Vicomte de Thouars & his first wife Cécile [Sibylle] de Laval (-1242). 

Savary had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

c)          RAOUL de Mauléon (-23 Mar 1251).  Pope Gregory IX, by letter dated 27 Nov 1231, forbade the archbishop of Bordeaux from hearing a dispute between “G. vicecomitis Thoarchii et A. mulieris uxoris sue” and “Radulphus filius spurius patris ipsius mulieris” concerning the inheritance from their father (“ex successione paterna”)[1278].  "Radulphus de Maloleone…dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julii" confirmed acquisitions of "situm juxta Payrigné prope Rupellam" by charter dated 29 Jul 1248[1279].  "Radulfus de Malleone princeps et dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julli" donated property to Talmond by charter dated 1248[1280].  The obituary of Talmond Abbey records the death 23 Mar of "Radulphus princeps"[1281]

2.         EUSTACHIE de Mauléon (-after 3 Feb 1244).  A charter dated 1230 records the donation to Talmond by "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi", confirming the donation by "domina Aalis de Malleone mater mea" and with the consent of "domini mei S. de Malleone fratris mei"[1282].  "Eustachia quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayraudi, filia Radulfi de Maloleone bonæ memoriæ" donated property "in parrochia et in villa de Tessoele" to Absie, for the souls of "patris mei Radulfi de Maloleone, Aeliz matris meæ, Savarici fratris mei et Clemenciæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated Oct 1239[1283].  "Eustachia quondam filia Radulphi domini de Maloleone et quondam vicecomitissa Castri Ayrardi" donated property to the abbey of l'Absie by charter dated Mar 1239 (maybe O.S.)[1284].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Eustachia de Ardena, quondam soror Savarici de Malo Leone", dated 1242[1285].  This document also suggests her possible second marriage.  m [firstly] ([1200]) HUGUES [III] Vicomte de Châtellerault, son of GUILLAUME Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Clémence [Marguerite] de Mortemer (-after 27 Dec 1202).  [m secondly --- de Ardena, son of --- (-before 1242).] 

3.         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by an order dated 17 Jun 1215 under which King John granted "terris que fuerunt predicti Radulfi" to "Eymico Beket" on his marriage with "filia Radulfi Macheko quem genuit ex sorore Sauar de Malo Leon", noting that "soror ipsius Rad quem Eymicus fil Vic Thoarc" married is "propinquior heres…eiusdem Radulfi", dated 17 Jun 1215[1286].  It is unlikely that this daughter was the same person as Eustachie, widow of Hugues [III] Vicomte de Châtellerault, as her descendants are not named in Eustachie’s charter dated Oct 1239 which names her deceased daughter Clémence.  m RAOUL de Machecoul Seigneur de Luçon, son of BERNARD Seigneur de Machecoul & his wife Eléonore de Tonnay (-[Dec 1213/early 1214]). 

 

 

1.         RAYMOND de Mauléonm ---.  Raymond & his wife had one child: 

a)         SAVARY de Mauléon (-after 1280).  "Savaricus de Malleone, princeps et dominus Thalemundensis" {Talmont, Cozes, Charente-Maritime} donated property held by "Raymundus de Malleone pater meus bonæ memoriæ" to Tulle Saint-Martin by charter dated 1280[1287]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16.  SEIGNEURS de MONTAIGU

 

 

 

1.         BRIENT [I] (-before 1195).  m AGATHE, daughter of ---.  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1288].  Brient [I] & his wife had [three] children

a)         MAURICE [I] (-1203)Seigneur de Montaigu.  “Mauritius dominus Montis Acuti” donated “feodum Geraudi Jaurel” to Monmajour “in ecclesia beati Petri de Christolio”, with the consent of “filii mei Mauritius et Brientius”, by charter dated 1195[1289]

-        see below.    

b)         PULCREISODIS (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1290]

c)         [MARGUERITE de Montaigu ([1188/90]-after 27 Nov 1241).  After the death of her brother Maurice [I], the seigneurie de Montaigu passed to Marguerite, in preference to the children of the deceased.  The difficulties connected with identifying Marguerite’s correct parentage are discussed by Blanchard, who concludes that she was probably the daughter of Brient [I] Seigneur de Montaigu[1291].  He also cites various sources which confirm her first marriage.  Dame de Montaigu.  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Montis Acuti et Margarita uxor mea” donated “Petrum ferrarium” to Coudrie by charter dated 1207[1292].  Dame de la Garnache [en Poitou].  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie...et Margarita uxor mea” donated “querebam super gentes pacis...in tota terra que pertinet domino Gasnapie” to Coudrie by charter dated 3 Sep 1213[1293].  Dame de Palluau.  “Hugo de Thoarcio dominus Gasnapie et Paludelli et...M. uxor eius domina eorundem castrorum” donated “P. Fabri de Paludello” to Coudrie by charter dated 1218[1294].  “Hugo de Thoarcio et domina Margarita uxor eius, Montis Acuti et Guasnapie domini” donated property to “monachis de Salartena” by charter dated 1225[1295].  "Petrus dux Britanie, comes Richemundie, dominus Gasnapie et Margarita uxor eius" confirmed donations to the abbey Blanche de Noirmoutier by charter dated 1236[1296].  "Margarita uxor…Petri de Brana, Montis Acuti et Gasnapie domina" confirmed the same donations to the abbey Blanche de Noirmoutier by charter dated 1239[1297].  "Margarita domina Gasnapie, Montis Acuti et Machecolii" confirmed the donation of a marsh made to Buzay by "le curé de Bouin" by charter dated Jul 1239[1298].  "Margarita Montis Acuti et Guasnapiæ domina et hæres" donated property to the abbey of Geneston, with the consent of "viro nostro Petro de Brana", by charter dated 27 Nov 1241[1299]m firstly (before 1203) HUGUES de Thouars Seigneur de Montaigu, son of GEOFFROY [V] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Aumou --- (-[1229/30]).  m secondly (before Jan 1236) as his third wife, PIERRE [I] "Mauclerc" Duke of Brittany, son of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux et de Braine & his second wife Yolande de Coucy ([1187]-at sea off Damietta end-May 1250, bur Braine, église abbatiale de Saint-Ived).] 

2.         HERBERT (-before 1210).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1300]

3.         HUGUES (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1301]

4.         GUNNODIS (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1302]

 

 

MAURICE [I] de Montaigu, son of BRIENT [I] Seigneur de Montaigu & his wife Agathe --- (-1203)Seigneur de Montaigu.  “Mauritius dominus Montis Acuti” donated “feodum Geraudi Jaurel” to Monmajour “in ecclesia beati Petri de Christolio”, with the consent of “filii mei Mauritius et Brientius”, by charter dated 1195[1303].  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1304]

m HELOISE, daughter of ---.  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1305]

Maurice [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         MAURICE [II] (-after 1220).  “Mauritius dominus Montis Acuti” donated “feodum Geraudi Jaurel” to Monmajour “in ecclesia beati Petri de Christolio”, with the consent of “filii mei Mauritius et Brientius”, by charter dated 1195[1306].  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1307].  Seigneur de Commequiers.  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus Quemiquerii” donated property “in parrochiis Quemiquerii et Solandis et Chalandis” to Coudrie by charter dated 1220[1308]m ---.  The name of Maurice’s wife is not known.  Maurice [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         FRANCECHIA (-after May 1217).  “Francechia filia Mauricii de Monte Acuto domini Quimequerii” donated “Salomonem meum hominem” to Coudrie by charter dated May 1217[1309]

2.         BRIENT [II] (-after 1225).  “Mauritius dominus Montis Acuti” donated “feodum Geraudi Jaurel” to Monmajour “in ecclesia beati Petri de Christolio”, with the consent of “filii mei Mauritius et Brientius”, by charter dated 1195[1310].  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1311].  “Brient Montis Acuti dominus Quemiquerii” donated revenue to Coudrie by charter dated 1212[1312].  “Brienz de Monte Acuto dominus Quemequerii” confirmed the donation made by “domina Hylaria domina de Veeria”, whom he had “in mea custodia”, of rights “in feodum dau Broceis” to Coudrie by charter dated 1220[1313].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1314]m firstly ---.  The name of Brient’s first wife is not known.  m secondly as her second husband, AGNES, widow of BERNARD Chales, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1315].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1316].  Brient [II] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         JOSCELIN .  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1317].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1318]

b)         GERARD (-before 1225).  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1319].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1320]

c)         HERBERT .  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1321].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1322]

d)         MAURICE [III] (-after 27 Mar 1269).  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1323].  “Brientius de Monte Acuto dominus de Commequiers” confirmed the donation of property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “Girardo filio meo defuncto”, with the consent of “Agnes uxor mea, Joscelinus, Herbertus et Mauricii filii mei”, by charter dated 1225[1324].  “Mauricius dominus Belle Ville et Montis Acuti” confirmed an agreement with Marmoutier by charter dated Jan 1255[1325].  “Johanna de Rocha uxor...Mauricii de Bella Villa, domina Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” confirmed an agreement between Marmoutier and “virum nostrum Mauricium de Bella Villa dominum Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” by charter dated Nov 1256[1326].  "Morice de Belleville sgr de la Gasnache et de Montagu" and "Girart Chabotz vallez sgr de Rays" reached agreement concerning "le chasteau de Machecoul…o l’ommage de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu, que messire Olivier de Machecoul tient de nous" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert", by charter dated 27 Mar 1269[1327]m as her second husband, JEANNE de Thouars, widow of HARDOUIN de Maillé, daughter of AIMERY [VIII] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Beatrix de Machecoul (-[10 Mar 1258/Sep 1260]).  "Aymericus de Thoarcio dominus Machicolii et…Beatrix uxor sua" donated "domum de la Vacherece" to "abbas…Beate Marie de Calma", with the consent of "Johanne filie nostre", by charter dated 1230[1328].  “Johanna de Rocha uxor...Mauricii de Bella Villa, domina Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” confirmed an agreement between Marmoutier and “virum nostrum Mauricium de Bella Villa dominum Gasnapie et Montis Acuti” by charter dated Nov 1256[1329].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne conte de Richemont" confirmed an agreement between "Morice de Belle Ville, par raison de Jehanne sa femme, dame de la Roche sur Yon et de Luçon" and "Olivier nostre frère" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert", by charter dated 10 Mar 1258[1330].  "Jehan duc de Bretaigne" confirmed the agreement between "Girart Chabotz et Eustaice sa femme, fille…Raoul de Rays, feu" and "Olivier dit de Machecoul" concerning "la terre de Machecoul et de Saint Philbert de Grant Lieu", such that the Chabot couple would hold all the land of "Morice de Belleville et…Jehanne sa femme, feu", by charter dated Sep 1260[1331]

e)         HEROISSA (-after 26 Apr 1212).  A charter dated 26 Apr 1212 records that “Bernardus Chales cum Agnete uxore sua” donated property to “ecclesie Beate Marie de Fegnos” with the consent of “filiis suis...Gaufrido primo et Willelmo secundo”, that after the death of Bernard “Briencius de Monte Acuto” married “Agnetem uxorem predicti Bernardi” and confirmed the donation with the consent of “filiis suis Jocelino, Girardo, Arberto, Mauricio et filia sua Heroissa[1332]

3.         HERBERT (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1333]

4.         GERARD (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1334]

5.         PULCREISODIS (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1335]

6.         CATHERINE (-before 1201).  “Mauricius Montis Acuti dominus” donated property to Monmajour at Commequiers priory, for the souls of “patris et matris mee Briencii et Agathe, Urvodii avi mei, Heloise uxoris mee, Herberti, Hugonis avunculorum meorum et Gunnodis avuncule mee, filiorum...filiarum mearum Herberti, Girardi, Pulcreisodis et Kateline et sororis mee Pulcreisodis...filiis meis Mauricio et Briencio”, by charter dated 1201[1336].

 

 

 

 

Chapter 17.  SEIGNEURS de MONTFAUCON [en-Poitou]

 

 

Richemond indicates that Montfaucon en Poitou is situated in the canton of the same name, in the present-day French département of Maine-et-Loire[1337]

 

 

1.         --- de Montfaucon (-before [1274]).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by an order of Parlement dated 1323 relating to her daughter Marguerite “fuerit filia et hæres prime uxoris defuncti Theobaldi...dotata...de castro de Montefalconis[1338]m as his first wife, THIBAUT de Bommiers dit de Blaison Sire de Bommiers, son of ROBERT [IV] de Bommiers & his [first/second] wife [Mathilde de Déols Dame de Châteaumeillant/Yolande de Mello] (-after [1280]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18.  SEIGNEURS de MORTEMER

 

 

The town now known as Morthemer is situated in the canton of Chauvigny, arrondissement Montmorillon, in the present-day French département of Vienne, due east of Poitiers.  The relationship, if any, between the Mortemer family of Poitou and the Mortimer family of Normandy and England (see ENGLAND, EARLS) has not yet been traced. 

 

 

Four brothers: 

1.         ENGELELM [I] de Mortemer (-after 1091).  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare" donated "terram iuxta Maceriolas que vocatur Bellus Campus" to Nouaillé by charter dated Feb [1077/92], signed by "…Lucia uxor mea, filii…mei Engelelmus…et Petrus"[1339].  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1340].  "Engelelmi senioris, Engelelmi iunioris, Petri et Bernardi fratribus eius, Longini fratris Engelelmi…" witnessed the charter dated 1087 under which "Petrus Abrutit…" donated property to Nouaillé[1341].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1342].  "Engellelmus" restored revenue from "apud Maceriolas" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "filiis meis…Engelelmo, Petro, Bernardo et uxore mea Lucia", by charter dated to [1091/96][1343]m LUCIA, daughter of --- (-after 1091).  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare" donated "terram iuxta Maceriolas que vocatur Bellus Campus" to Nouaillé by charter dated Feb [1077/92], signed by "…Lucia uxor mea, filii…mei Engelelmus…et Petrus"[1344].  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1345].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1346].  "Engellelmus" restored revenue from "apud Maceriolas" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "filiis meis…Engelelmo, Petro, Bernardo et uxore mea Lucia", by charter dated to [1091/96][1347].  Engelelm [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ENGELELM [II] de Mortemer .  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare" donated "terram iuxta Maceriolas que vocatur Bellus Campus" to Nouaillé by charter dated Feb [1077/92], signed by "…Lucia uxor mea, filii…mei Engelelmus…et Petrus"[1348].  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1349].  "Engelelmi senioris, Engelelmi iunioris, Petri et Bernardi fratribus eius, Longini fratris Engelelmi…" witnessed the charter dated 1087 under which "Petrus Abrutit…" donated property to Nouaillé[1350].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1351].  "Engellelmus" restored revenue from "apud Maceriolas" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "filiis meis…Engelelmo, Petro, Bernardo et uxore mea Lucia", by charter dated to [1091/96][1352].  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare fratresque mei Petrus atque Bernardus" renounced rights to revenue, incorrectly withheld by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated to [1091/1115][1353].  "Hengelelmus et frater meus Bernardus" renounced rights over "apud Montem Guillerium", incorrectly retained by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "nostris uxoribus…Philipia et Agnete", by charter dated to [1108/1115][1354]m PHILIPPA, daughter of ---.  "Hengelelmus et frater meus Bernardus" renounced rights over "apud Montem Guillerium", incorrectly retained by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "nostris uxoribus…Philipia et Agnete", by charter dated to [1108/1115][1355]

b)         PIERRE de Mortemer .  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare" donated "terram iuxta Maceriolas que vocatur Bellus Campus" to Nouaillé by charter dated Feb [1077/92], signed by "…Lucia uxor mea, filii…mei Engelelmus…et Petrus"[1356].  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1357].  "Engelelmi senioris, Engelelmi iunioris, Petri et Bernardi fratribus eius, Longini fratris Engelelmi…" witnessed the charter dated 1087 under which "Petrus Abrutit…" donated property to Nouaillé[1358].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1359].  "Engellelmus" restored revenue from "apud Maceriolas" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "filiis meis…Engelelmo, Petro, Bernardo et uxore mea Lucia", by charter dated to [1091/96][1360].  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare fratresque mei Petrus atque Bernardus" renounced rights to revenue, incorrectly withheld by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated to [1091/1115][1361]

c)         BERNARD de Mortemer .  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1362].  "Engelelmi senioris, Engelelmi iunioris, Petri et Bernardi fratribus eius, Longini fratris Engelelmi…" witnessed the charter dated 1087 under which "Petrus Abrutit…" donated property to Nouaillé[1363].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1364].  "Engellelmus" restored revenue from "apud Maceriolas" to Nouaillé, with the consent of "filiis meis…Engelelmo, Petro, Bernardo et uxore mea Lucia", by charter dated to [1091/96][1365].  "Engelelmus de Mortuo Mare fratresque mei Petrus atque Bernardus" renounced rights to revenue, incorrectly withheld by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated to [1091/1115][1366].  "Hengelelmus et frater meus Bernardus" renounced rights over "apud Montem Guillerium", incorrectly retained by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "nostris uxoribus…Philipia et Agnete", by charter dated to [1108/1115][1367]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Hengelelmus et frater meus Bernardus" renounced rights over "apud Montem Guillerium", incorrectly retained by "pater noster Engelelmus", in favour of Nouaillé, with the consent of "nostris uxoribus…Philipia et Agnete", by charter dated to [1108/1115][1368]

d)         SCHOLASTIQUE de Mortemer .  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1369]

e)         ROSCIE de Mortemer .  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1370]

f)          SIBYLLE de Mortemer .  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1371]

g)         CLEMENCE de Mortemer .  "Ængelelmus de Morte mare et uxor mea Lucia et filii mei…Hengelelmus, Petrus et Bernardus et filie mee Scolastica, Roscia et Sibilla et Clementia" donated "terra…in Bubalitia…Spineia" to Nouaillé by charter dated [1077/91][1372]

2.         LONGIN (-after 1087).  "Hugo vicarius de castro Vicvione et filii mei…Bartholomeus et Giraldus" donated "vicariam…in villa…Condato" to Nouaillé, in memory of "meo…filio Hugoni…defuncto", by charter dated to [1060/78], witnessed by "Hugonis de Liziniaco et fratri suo Iordani, Loni et fratri suo Seguino de Mortemaro castro…"[1373].  "Engelelmi senioris, Engelelmi iunioris, Petri et Bernardi fratribus eius, Longini fratris Engelelmi…" witnessed the charter dated 1087 under which "Petrus Abrutit…" donated property to Nouaillé[1374]

3.         SEGUIN (-after 1090).  "Hugo vicarius de castro Vicvione et filii mei…Bartholomeus et Giraldus" donated "vicariam…in villa…Condato" to Nouaillé, in memory of "meo…filio Hugoni…defuncto", by charter dated to [1060/78], witnessed by "Hugonis de Liziniaco et fratri suo Iordani, Loni et fratri suo Seguino de Mortemaro castro…"[1375].  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1376]

4.         PIERRE (-after 1090).  "Engelelmus de Mortemari…cum uxore mea L. et filiis meis E. P. B., fratribus Seguinello et Petrone" renounced rights over a serf in favour of Nouaillé by charter dated 1090[1377]

 

 

[Four] siblings: 

1.         RAOUL de Mortemer (-after 1211).  During an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testified that "Jocelinus de Montoere" held "Castri-Aeraudi…castrum…ratione vicecomitisse castri Aeraudi uxoris sue", and that "dominus Radulfus de Mortemer" succeeded him "pro tutela filiorum et filiarum dicti Jocelini qui erant sui nepotes"[1378].  "Hugo de Surgeriis, vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed that "Hugo, beate Marie Castri Airaudi et beati Hylarii Pictavensis decanus" on his deathbed had bequeathed revenue to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "Radulfo de Mortemario fratre predicti decani…"[1379]

2.         HUGUES de Mortemer (-before 1211).  Sub-deacon of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers.  “Hugonis domini Castri Airaudi” consented to a donation by “G[alfridus] decanus” of the church at Poitiers by charter dated to [21 Apr 1196/6 Apr 1197], witnessed by "…Hugone subdecano, Willelmo de Mortemaris, archdiacono Pictavensi…"[1380].  Deacon of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers.  "Hugo de Surgeriis, vicecomes Castri Airaudi" confirmed that "Hugo, beate Marie Castri Airaudi et beati Hylarii Pictavensis decanus" on his deathbed had bequeathed revenue to Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1211, witnessed by "Radulfo de Mortemario fratre predicti decani…"[1381]

3.         [GUILLAUME de Mortemer (-after [1196/97]).  Archdeacon of Poitiers.  “Hugonis domini Castri Airaudi” consented to a donation by “G[alfridus] decanus” of the church at Poitiers by charter dated to [21 Apr 1196/6 Apr 1197], witnessed by "…Hugone subdecano, Willelmo de Mortemaris, archdiacono Pictavensi…"[1382].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.]  

4.         MARGUERITE de Mortemer (-after 1190).  "Hamericus clericus filius domini Guillelmi Castri Ayraudi et Margarite uxoris eius" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated Oct 1223 which names "fratres sui Guillelmus…et Renaudus et Guido et Hugo"[1383].  During an enquiry into the rights of the vicomte de Châtellerault to "castro Sancti Remigii", one witness testified that "Jocelinus de Montoere" held "Castri-Aeraudi…castrum…ratione vicecomitisse castri Aeraudi uxoris sue", and that "dominus Radulfus de Mortemer" succeeded him "pro tutela filiorum et filiarum dicti Jocelini qui erant sui nepotes"[1384]m firstly GUILLAUME Vicomte de Châtellerault, son of HUGUES [II] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his first wife Aenor --- (-Acre 1188).  m secondly JOSCELIN de Lezay dit de Montoiron, son of ---.  Benedict of Peterborough names "…Jocelinus de Munmorenc, vicecomes de Castello Haraldi…" among those who died at the siege of Acre in 1190[1385].  He succeeded as Vicomte de Châtellerault, by right of his wife. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 19.  BARONS d’OLERON (FORZ)

 

 

The charter dated 4 May 1150 quoted below indicates that the Forz family had been barons of Oléron for two generations at that time.  The connection with Guillaume de Forz, who succeeded as Comte d’Aumàle as a result of his marriage to Hawise d’Aumâle in the early 1190s, is suggested by Roger of Hoveden who records that Richard I King of England appointed "Girardum Auxiensem archiepiscopum, et Bernardum episcopum de Baonia, et Robertum de Sablun, et Ricardum de Camvilla, et Willelmum de Forz de Ulerum" as "ductores et constabularios totius navigii sui" at Chinon, dated to Jun 1190[1386]

 

An alternative origin of the Forz family is suggested by Stapleton who states that "the surname de Fortibus" was derived from "Fors, a commune in the canton of Prahecq, arrondissement of Niort, departement of Deux Sèvres, in Poitou"[1387].  Unfortunately, Stapleton purports to justify this statement by quoting the charter dated Feb 1233 (O.S.) under which “A[lix] comitissa Augi” confirmed that she relinquished "terram de Forzex eschæta Guillelmi quondam domini de Forz et comitis Aubemarle" to Louis IX King of France[1388], which makes no mention of the location of "terram de Forz".  No indication has yet been found of any connection between Guillaume de Forz and the village of Fors, which lies due south of Niort in the département of Deux-Sèvres, although the charter dated Feb 1233 which is quoted above does suggest a geographical connection with a place named Forz/Fors.  The editor of the published edition of the Layette du Trésor des Chartes, in which the charter appears, assumes that what he refers to as "la terre des Forts" was in Normandy.  This would certainly explain how Alix Ctss d’Eu obtained an interest in the property, the county of Eu being adjacent to the county of Aumâle in north-east Normandy.  In addition, his marriage to the heiress of the county of Aumâle could best be explained if Guillaume de Forz was a powerful nobleman in the county. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Forz .  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[1389]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

a)         A[IMERY] .  Assuming that the second name of “Willelmum Aimerici” was a patronymic, his father was named Aimery: Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[1390]m ---.  The name of [Aimery’s] wife is not known.  Aimery & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [I] de Forz (-after 1162).  Baron d’Oléron.  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[1391].  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[1392].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[1393]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [I] had one child: 

(1)       AIMERY [Aleard] .  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[1394].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[1395]

ii)         ALEARD (-after 1162).  "Militum, Willelmus Aimerici de Forz et Aleardus frater eius et Aleardus de Forz filius Willelmi Aimerici" subscribed the charter dated 1162 under which "Willelmus Josberti et Johannes et Aimericus fratres eius" donated “feodi sui...in insula Holeronis” to Notre-Dame de Saintes[1396].  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[1397]

iii)        AITELDE .  Nun at Notre-Dame de Saintes.  "Willelmo Aimerici de Forz [...et Aimericus filius eius] et Aleardo fratre suo" confirmed the donation of "medietatem decime...terre...Bonamia", which “pater eorum A. de Forz” had donated to Notre-Dame de Saintes when “sorore sua Alteith” became a nun, and donated the other half by charter dated 1162[1398]

b)         AITELDE .  Nun at Notre-Dame de Saintes.  Bernard Bishop of Saintes settled a dispute between Notre-Dame de Saintes and "Willelmum Aimerici quendam baronem de Holerone" concerning "decime...terre...de Bonamia", which the bishop found that “Gauterius de Forz avus eius” had donated when “Aiteldem filiam suam” had entered the monastery as a nun, by charter dated 4 May 1150[1399]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] [de Forz] [Fortibus] (-1195)Given the marriage of this Guillaume [II] [de Forz], dated to after 3 Jul 1190, it is unlikely that he was the same person as Guillaume [I] who is named above.  Maybe they were father and son, or grandfather and grandson.  Roger of Hoveden records that Richard I King of England appointed "Girardum Auxiensem archiepiscopum, et Bernardum episcopum de Baonia, et Robertum de Sablun, et Ricardum de Camvilla, et Willelmum de Forz de Ulerum" as "ductores et constabularios totius navigii sui" at Chinon, dated to Jun 1190[1400].  He succeeded as Comte d'Aumâle, de iure uxoris

-        COMTES d’AUMÂLE (FORZ)

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUMBERT de Forz (-after 1 Aug 1199).  King John confirmed the grant of lands in "com Pictav" made to "Humberto de Forz et Johannis de Forz fratri suo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1199[1401]

2.         JEAN de Forz (-after 1 Aug 1199).  King John confirmed the grant of lands in "com Pictav" made to "Humberto de Forz et Johannis de Forz fratri suo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1199[1402]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         AIMERY de Forz (-after 1213).  Aimericus de Forz” donated property “apud Sanctum Salvatorem” to La Grâce-Dieu, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1213[1403]

2.         GUILLAUME (-after 1213).  “Aimericus de Forz” donated property “apud Sanctum Salvatorem” to La Grâce-Dieu, with the consent of “Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1213[1404]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 20.  SIRES de PARTHENAY

 

 

Parthenay is a town in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres, due west of Poitiers. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Parthenay (-[1047/58]).  "Willelmi Parteniacensi et filii sui Guillelmi, Guillelmi de Talamont et Willelmi filii sui" subscribed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien[1405].  "…Guillelmi de Partheniaco…" signed the charter dated 31 May 1040 under which "Goffridus comes et uxor Agnes mea" [Geoffroy [II] "Martel" Comte d’Anjou and his first wife Agnes de Mâcon] founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Vendôme[1406].  "...Willelmi de Parteniaco..." subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which "Goffredus comes et uxor mea Agnes" founded Notre-Dame de Saintes and donated numerous properties[1407].  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame, and the dedication of "filiam…parvulam" to the abbey, signed by "W. Parteniacencis, filii eius W., Joscelini fratris eius thesaurarii Sancti Hylarii, Symonis fratris eius, Geldoini fratris eius, Ebonelli fratris eius, Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et W. nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaldi, Stephani de Castro Airaldi…"[1408]m ARENGARDE, daughter of ---.  A charter dated to [1047] records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1409].  Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Parthenay (-before 1058).  "Willelmi Parteniacensi et filii sui Guillelmi, Guillelmi de Talamont et Willelmi filii sui" subscribed a charter dated to [1030] under which "Gaufredus Toarcensium vicecomes" donated property to St Cyprien[1410].  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1411]

b)         JOSCELIN de Parthenay (-19 Jun 1086, bur Luçon)A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1412].  Thesaurarius of Poitiers Saint-Hilaire.  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[1413]Archbishop of Bordeaux 1059.  “Gauscelinum Burdegalensem archiepiscopum et fratres eius Gilduinum et Ebonem, filios Guillelmi de Partenaco” confirmed the donation made by “Guillelmus de Talimonte” to “cella nostra de Fontanis” by charter dated 1078[1414]

c)         SIMON de Parthenay (-[1075]).  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1415].  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[1416].  "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, in the presence of “...Symone de Parteniaco...”, by charter dated 1067[1417]m MELISENDE de Lusignan, daughter of HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Almodis de la Marche.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

d)         GELDUIN de Parthenay (-1093).  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1418].  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[1419].  “Gauscelinum Burdegalensem archiepiscopum et fratres eius Gilduinum et Ebonem, filios Guillelmi de Partenaco” confirmed the donation made by “Guillelmus de Talimonte” to “cella nostra de Fontanis” by charter dated 1078[1420]

e)         EBLES de Parthenay (-[1108/10]).  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame, and the dedication of "filiam…parvulam" to the abbey, signed by "W. Parteniacencis, filii eius W., Joscelini fratris eius thesaurarii Sancti Hylarii, Symonis fratris eius, Geldoini fratris eius, Ebonelli fratris eius, Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et W. nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaldi, Stephani de Castro Airaldi…"[1421].  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[1422].  “Gauscelinum Burdegalensem archiepiscopum et fratres eius Gilduinum et Ebonem, filios Guillelmi de Partenaco” confirmed the donation made by “Guillelmus de Talimonte” to “cella nostra de Fontanis” by charter dated 1078[1423]

f)          BEATRIX de Parthenay .  A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame, and the dedication of "filiam…parvulam" to the abbey, signed by "W. Parteniacencis, filii eius W., Joscelini fratris eius thesaurarii Sancti Hylarii, Symonis fratris eius, Geldoini fratris eius, Ebonelli fratris eius, Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et W. nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaldi, Stephani de Castro Airaldi…"[1424].  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[1425]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [III] l’Archévêque (-before 1140).  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] l’Archévêque (-1182).  "Willelmus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci" donated property to Absie, and "Willelmus Archiepiscopus et Rosana uxor eius" donated "decimam de molendinis suis in castro Secundiniaco" to Absie with the consent of "filio suo Willelmo", by undated charters[1426].  "Secundus Willelmus Archiepiscopus", preparing to leave "ad S. Jacobum", confirmed donations to Absie made by "Willelmus pater meus", by charter dated 1179[1427]m ROSANA, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci" donated property to Absie, and "Willelmus Archiepiscopus et Rosana uxor eius" donated "decimam de molendinis suis in castro Secundiniaco" to Absie with the consent of "filio suo Willelmo", by undated charters[1428].  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME l’Archévêque (-before 1182).  "Willelmus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci" donated property to Absie, and "Willelmus Archiepiscopus et Rosana uxor eius" donated "decimam de molendinis suis in castro Secundiniaco" to Absie with the consent of "filio suo Willelmo", by undated charters[1429].  "Willelmus filius Willelmi Archiepiscopi domini Parteniaci" confirmed his father’s donations to Absie, including "decimam molendinorum de Secundino", with the consent of "Willelmi patris", by undated charter[1430]

ii)         HUGUES [II] l’Archévêque (-1218).  "Ugo et…Joscelinus filii Willelelmi archiepiscopi secundi" confirmed the confirmation made by "pater noster Guillelmus" of donations to Absie made by "ejusdem nominis avus noster", by undated charter[1431]Sire de Parthenay

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iii)        JOSCELIN (-after 1169).  "Ugo et…Joscelinus filii Willelelmi archiepiscopi secundi" confirmed the confirmation made by "pater noster Guillelmus" of donations to Absie made by "ejusdem nominis avus noster", by undated charter[1432]

 

 

HUGUES [II] l’Archévêque, son of GUILLAUME [IV] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Rosana --- (-1218).  "Ugo et…Joscelinus filii Willelelmi archiepiscopi secundi" confirmed the confirmation made by "pater noster Guillelmus" of donations to Absie made by "ejusdem nominis avus noster", by undated charter[1433]Sire de Parthenay.  "Hugo Archiepiscopus, dominus Parteniaci" renounced the right to control the election of the abbots of Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1192[1434].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus, Partiniaci dominus" donated rights to property to the abbey of Châtelliers, with the consent of "Guillelmo filio meo", by charter dated 1196[1435].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus, dominus Parteniaci" donated "pratum apud Verruam", which "P. Meingoti miles dominus de Chocaroia {Chausseroye}" had bequeathed to him, to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1197[1436].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus" abandoned all rights over land "apud Verruam", with the consent of "Dometa conjuge mea, Willelmo filio meo, Margarita nepte mea", to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1198[1437].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniaci" donated property to the priory of Château-Bourdin, with the consent of "D[ameta] uxor mea et Wilelmus filius meus", by charter dated to [1182/1218][1438].  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d’Angleterre names "Hughes l’archevesques…sires…de Partenay" among those who besieged Savary de Mauléon at "el castiel de Niors", dated to [1205/07] from the context[1439].  "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[1440]

m DAMETA, daughter of [PIERRE Maingot & his wife ---] (-before 1222).  "Hugo Archiepiscopus" abandoned all rights over land "apud Verruam", with the consent of "Dometa conjuge mea, Willelmo filio meo, Margarita nepte mea", to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1198[1441].  The presence of the donor’s wife suggests that the property in question was inherited through her.  If this is correct, Dameta was the daughter or sister of Pierre Maingot.  Marguerite "nepte mea" may have been his wife’s niece, her presence being required because she retained some residual interest in the property.  It is difficult to see why any niece of Hugues himself would have been singled out in the document.  "Hugo Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniaci" donated property to the priory of Château-Bourdin, with the consent of "D[ameta] uxor mea et Wilelmus filius meus", by charter dated to [1182/1218][1442].  "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[1443].  "Willelmus Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniaci" confirmed donations to Absie made by "domina Dameta mater mea…post obitum", by charter dated 1222[1444]

Hugues [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [V] (-Jan 1243).  "Hugo Archiepiscopus, Partiniaci dominus" donated rights to property to the abbey of Châtelliers, with the consent of "Guillelmo filio meo", by charter dated 1196[1445].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus" abandoned all rights over land "apud Verruam", with the consent of "Dometa conjuge mea, Willelmo filio meo, Margarita nepte mea", to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1198[1446].  "Hugo Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniaci" donated property to the priory of Château-Bourdin, with the consent of "D[ameta] uxor mea et Wilelmus filius meus", by charter dated to [1182/1218][1447].  "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[1448]Sire de Parthenay.  The mayor and commune of Niort wrote to Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar, dated to [Mar 1220], about the "unheard cruelty" of "W. Archiepiscopi domini Partina"[1449].  "Willelmus Archiepiscopus dominus Partiniaci" confirmed donations to Absie made by "domina Dameta mater mea…post obitum", by charter dated 1222[1450]m (before 1218) AMABLE de Rancon, daughter of GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon Sire de Taillebourg & his wife ---.  "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[1451].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Guillaume [V] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [III] l’Archévêque (-11 Apr 1271)Sire de ParthenayHugo dictus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci et Volventi” gave homage to “Alfonso filio regis Francie, comiti Pictavensi” for "castris nostris Parteniaci, Volventi, Maireventi, Sobisie" by charter dated Sep 1248[1452].  “Hugues l’Archevesque sire de Partenay de Vouvant et de Mervant et Valence sa femme” agreed to execute the testament of “feu Geoffroy de Lezignant çai en arrieres seignor de Vouvant et de Mervant” by charter dated Jun 1250[1453].  "Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus, dominus Partiniaci, Volventi et Montis Cantoris" renounced rights over "terra et territorio et hominibus de Frontiniaco" in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, naming "dominam Valentiam uxorem suam, dominam Partinicai, Volventi et Montis Cantoris", by charter dated 13 Feb 1262[1454].  "Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus, dominus Partiniaci et Volventi" swore homage to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 9 Sep 1265[1455]m (before Sep 1248) VALENCE de Lusignan Dame de Soubise et de Vouvent, daughter of GUILLAUME de Lusignan dit de Valence & his wife Marguerite de Mauléon.  “Gaufridus de Lyzengniaco miles” acknowledged holding “castrum…Vovent…castrum…de Mervent” from Louis IX King of France, and "villam de Soubise, que est neptis mee", by charter dated 6 Jun 1242[1456].  “Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus dominus Parteniaci et Volventi” gave homage to “Alfonso filio regis Francie, comiti Pictavensi” for "castris nostris Parteniaci, Volventi, Maireventi, Sobisie" by charter dated Sep 1248[1457].  “Hugues l’Archevesque sire de Partenay de Vouvant et de Mervant et Valence sa femme” agreed to execute the testament of “feu Geoffroy de Lezignant çai en arrieres seignor de Vouvant et de Mervant” by charter dated Jun 1250[1458].  "Hugo dictus Archiepiscopus, dominus Partiniaci, Volventi et Montis Cantoris" renounced rights over "terra et territorio et hominibus de Frontiniaco" in favour of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, naming "dominam Valentiam uxorem suam, dominam Partinicai, Volventi et Montis Cantoris", by charter dated 13 Feb 1262[1459].  Hugues [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME [VI] (-after 29 May 1315)

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2.         LETICE m AIMERY [I] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld, son of FOUCAUD [II] Seigneur de la Rochefoucauld & his wife --- (-1249 or after). 

 

 

GUILLAUME [VI] l’Archévêque, son of HUGUES [II] l’Archévêque Sire de Parthenay & his wife Valence de Lusignan (-after 29 May 1315)

m firstly (before 1275) JEANNE de Montfort, daughter of ROTROU de Montfort Seigneur de Montfort-le-Rotrou [Châteaudun] & his wife Marguerite d’Alluye (-26 Mar 1291, bur Parthenay Franciscan Church).  Her parentage and family origin are confirmed by a charter dated 8 Oct 1359 which records an agreement of her daughter "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mote Achart…fille jadis…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay et de…Jehanne de Montfort sa femme"[1460]

m secondly ([1295]) MARGUERITE de Thouars, daughter of GUY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Marguerite de Brienne-Eu.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Guillaume [VI] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         JEAN [I] l’Archévêque (-1 May 1358, bur Parthenay Franciscan Church).  Judgment was granted 19 Dec 1332 in favour of "Mariam de Partenayo, uxorem Girardi Chabot, nunc militis" against "Hugonem Archiepiscopi fratrem suum…Johanne Archiepiscopi domino de Partenayo fratre et herede dicti Hugonis…deffuncti" relating to the inheritance from "Johanna de Monteforti mater ipsorum"[1461]m firstly MARGUERITE de Meslay, daughter of GUILLAUME de Meslay Vidame de Chartres & his wife --- (-26 May 1326, bur Parthenay Franciscan Church).  m secondly (contract 14 Jan 1329) MARIE de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [VI] "le Grand" Sire de Beaujeu & his first wife Jeanne de Genève (-after 29 Jun 1337).  m thirdly JEANNE Maingot, daughter of GUILLAUME Maingot Sire de Surgères & his wife ---.  Jean [I] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         ISABELLE (-[1357]).  Dame de Vibraye, de Montfort-le-Rotrou, d’Aspremont et de Bonnetable.  m (contract 22 Jul 1315) JEAN [IV] Sire d’Harcourt, son of JEAN [III] Sire d’Harcourt & his wife Alix de Brabant (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346).  Comte d’Harcourt 1338. 

b)         JEAN [II] (-before 15 May 1330)Sire de Parthenaym (contract 1 May 1327) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Craon, daughter of AMAURY [III] Sire de Craon & his second wife Beatrix de Roucy (-after 3 Aug 1382).  She married secondly Eon Sire de Lohéac

Jean [I] & his second wife had three children: 

c)         GUILLAUME [VII] (-Château de Parthenay 17 May 1401, bur Parthenay Sainte-Croix)Sire de Parthenay.  A charter dated 8 Oct 1359 records an agreement between "Marie de Partenay dame de Saint Estienne de Malemort et de la Mote Achart…fille jadis…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay et de…Jehanne de Montfort sa femme" and "Nicholas Sarcier…procureur de…Guillaume Larcevesque seigneur de Partenay…filz…de…Jehan Larcevesque nagueres se