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POITOU

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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                VICOMTES d'AULNAY. 3

A.         VICOMTES d’AULNAY.. 3

B.         SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT, de POIROUX et de RIE.. 16

C.        CHABOT. 21

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHANTEMERLE et de POUZAUGES.. 39

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTELAILLON.. 47

F.         VICOMTES de MAILLEZAIS.. 51

G.        SEIGNEURS de MAULEON.. 53

H.        SEIGNEURS de MAUZE.. 65

I.      BARONS d’OLERON (FORZ) 66

J.         SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT. 69

K.         SEIGNEURS de TALMONT. 71

L.         SEIGNEURS de TONNAY-CHARENTE.. 75

Chapter 2.                VICOMTES de BROSSE. 80

A.         VICOMTES de BROSSE.. 80

B.         SEIGNEURS de BOUSSAC et de SAINTE-SEVERE.. 93

Chapter 3.                CENTRAL POITOU. 97

A.         SEIGNEURS de CHABANAIS.. 97

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHABANAIS (MATHA/MONTBRON) 103

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-LARCHER.. 113

D.        SEIGNEURS de LEZAY.. 116

E.         SEIGNEURS de LUSIGNAN.. 119

F.         SEIGNEURS de VIVONNE.. 141

Chapter 4.                VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT. 154

A.         VICOMTES de CHÂTELLERAULT. 154

B.         VICOMTE de CHÂTELLERAULT (MAINGOT, SEIGNEURS de SURGERES) 170

C.        SEIGNEURS de FAYE.. 174

D.        SEIGNEURS de l’ISLE-BOUCHARD.. 179

E.         SEIGNEURS de PRESSIGNY.. 197

F.         SEIGNEURS de SAINTE-MAURE.. 198

Chapter 5.                EASTERN POITOU. 213

A.         SEIGNEURS de BOMMIERS.. 213

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHARENTON.. 220

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHAUVIGNY.. 221

D.        SEIGNEURS de CULANT. 225

E.         SEIGNEURS de DEOLS.. 232

F.         SEIGNEURS d'ISSOUDUN.. 244

G.        SEIGNEURS d'ISSOUDUN (DEOLS) 247

H.        SEIGNEURS de MORTEMER.. 253

Chapter 6.                VICOMTES de THOUARS. 258

A.         VICOMTES de THOUARS.. 258

B.         SEIGNEURS de LA GARNACHE.. 301

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTAIGU.. 305

D.        SEIGNEURS de PARTHENAY.. 312

Chapter 7.                OTHER NOBILITY in POITOU. 324

 

 

 

 

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 Seigneurs de Lusignan, and whose families are set out in the present document. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    VICOMTES d'AULNAY

 

 

 

A.      VICOMTES d’AULNAY

 

 

Aulnay is located in the canton Matha, arrondissement Saint-Jean d’Angély, in the present-day French département of Charente-Maritime, about 10 kilometres north-east of Saint-Jean d’Angély.  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 Seigneurs 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.  "Arberti vicecomitis, Cadelomis vicecomitis, Airaldi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 951 under which "Willelmus Dux rectorque Aquitaniorum" donated serfs to Angers Saint-Jean[24].  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Cadeloni vicecomiti…"[25].  "…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[26].  "…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"[27].  "…Cadeloni vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[28].  "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"[29]m firstly SENEGONDE, 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"[30].  "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…"[31].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[32].  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[33].  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[34]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…"[35].  "…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[36].  "…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[37].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[38]m ARSENDIS, daughter of ---.  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et filii ipsorum" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 987 or 988[39].  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…"[40].  "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][41].  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[42]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"[43].  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][44].   

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][45].  "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][46].  "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"[47].  "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"[48]

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][49]

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[50]

c)         ALDEARDE (-after [1015/20]).  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to the Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[51], "Aldeardis" presumably referring to her daughter.  Aldéarde donated property for the soul of her husband by charter dated Jan 987[52].  "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…"[53].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the following document, which also confirms her parentage.  "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", by charter dated Jan 988 or 992[54].  "Aimericus vicecomes Toarcensium…uxori meæ Eluis" donated property "in pago Toarcinse in vicaria ipsius castri" to the abbey of Saint-Florent near Saumur by charter dated [994/95], subscribed by “Saverici avunculi eius, Saverici fratris eius, Radulfi fratris eius, Tetboldi fratris eius, Gauzfridi fratris eius, Hildegardis matris eius, Eluis uxoris eius...[55].   An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bourgueil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Vuillelmus Pictavorum comes…Rodulfus vicecomes et uxor eius [not named] et mater eius Heldiardis et Gosfredus frater eius"[56].  "Vicecomes Gaufredus" donated property "Flaheziacus sicuti fecerat avunculus meus et antecessor Radulfus" to St Cyprien by charter dated [1015/20] subscribed by "Willelmi comitis, Aldeardis vicecomitisse"[57]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[58].  "Senegundis" donated property "in pago Alnisio" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated May 964 subscribed by "Cadelonis, Ebulonis, Ode, Aldeardis, Goscelmi"[59].  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Arsendis et frater eius vicecomes Ebblus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 966 or 967[60]

4.         [ODA --- (-after 964).  "…Ode…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis"[61] and also the charter of the same date under which "Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Maixent[62].  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"[63]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[64].  "Cadelus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1010] subscribed by "Cadelonis filii eius, Hugonis iterum filii eius"[65]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[66].  "Kadalonus vicecomes cum uxore mea Amelia et filio nostro Willelmo" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1020][67].  "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][68].  "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][69].  "Engelbaldus Sancti Hilarii canonicus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1021/29] subscribed by "…Kadelonis vicecomitis…"[70].  [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"[71].  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)[72].  "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[73].  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][74]

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][75].  "…Cataloni vicecomitis, Gulielmi filius sui…" subscribed a charter dated Aug [1024/25] under which "Adraldus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[76].  "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][77]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"[78].  “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[79].  "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"[80].  "Willelmus vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated Jun 1070 subscribed by "Kadelonis vicecomitis"[81]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[82].  "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"[83].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

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"[84].  "Vuillelmus vicecomes Auniacensis" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1064] subscribed by "Kaledonis filii sui"[85].  “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[86].  "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][87]Vicomte d'Aulnay.  "Cadelo Oenacensis vicecomes" renounced rights over lands held by Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1071[88].  “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][89].  “...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[90].  "Kalo vicecomes de Auniaco" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Vuillelmus filius meus"[91].  "Chales vicecomes Oenaii" renounced rights relating to "homines Sancti Juliani" in favour of Notre-Dame de Saintes by charter dated 22 Jun 1098[92].  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[93].  "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"[94].  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"[95].  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"[96]

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"[97].  Guillaume must have been the son of Cadelon [VII] by his first wife, assuming that the date of this charter is correct.  Vicomte d'Aulnay.  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[98]m ---.  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[99].  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known. 

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[100], arranged in the compilation after another charter dated [1070/86] under which "Cadalo vicecomes de Castro…Oenacus et uxor mea" make a donation to the same abbey[101] which suggests that Micia may have been his sister.  m HUGUES, son of ---.] 

b)         [HILARIA .  An undated charter records that "Willelmus vicecomes filius...Cadelonis" redonated the abbey of Poitiers Saint-Paul, donated by "pater suus Cadalo et amita sua Hilaria", subscribed by "Willelmi vicecomitis de Oenaco, vicecomitissæ conjugis eius..."[102].  If “amita” can be interpreted in its strict sense of paternal aunt, Hilaria was the sister of Vicomte Cadelon [V].] 

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…"[103].  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][104]

4.         [SENEGONDE .  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Senegunda" as the wife of "Ademarum"[105].  "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[106].  "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 [107].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[108], 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[109]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]).] 

 

 

1.         CADELON [VII] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Cadelon [VII] was the son of Vicomte Guillaume [II].  Vicomte d'Aulnaym EGILDIS [Gillette], daughter of --- (-15 Apr ----).  The martyrologe-obituaire of Tours records the death “Id Apr” of “Egildis vicecomitissa de Onaio” for whom “thesaurarius Turonensis filius suus clericus” donated property[110].     Cadelon [VII] & his wife had two children: 

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

i)          GUILLAUME [IV] (-[1201/03]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Vicomte d'Aulnay.  Vicomte Guillaume reached agreement with the prior of Chemillé, with the consent of “uxoris meæ E. vicecomitissæ, de cujus patrimonio erat terra de Camiliaco”, by charter dated to [1190/1204][111]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE d'Argenton Dame de Chemillé, daughter of PIERRE d'Argenton & his wife Sibylle de Mortagne (-after 1244).  Vicomte Guillaume reached agreement with the prior of Chemillé, with the consent of “uxoris meæ E. vicecomitissæ, de cujus patrimonio erat terra de Camiliaco”, by charter dated to [1190/1204][112].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  She married secondly ([1203]) as his second wife, Guy de Thouars Duke of Brittany.  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified.  She married thirdly Renaud de Maulévrier (-after 1244).  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not been identified. 

ii)         JEANNE (-1235, bur Tusson).  She is named in Europäische Stanntafeln as the wife of Geoffroy [V][113].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse d'Aulnaym [as his second wife,] GEOFFROY [V] de Rancon Seigneur de Taillebourg, son of GEOFFROY [IV] de Rancon Seigneur de Taillebourg & his wife --- (-[Aug 1258/17 Jul 1259]). 

b)         son .  Treasurer at Tours.  The martyrologe-obituaire of Tours records the death “Id Apr” of “Egildis vicecomitissa de Onaio” for whom “thesaurarius Turonensis filius suus clericus” donated property[114]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS d’ASPREMONT, de POIROUX et de RIE

 

 

Poiroux is located about 5 kilometres east of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire in the present day French département of Vendée.  The locations of Aspremont and Rié have not been ascertained, but presumably they were nearby. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] d’Aspremont (-after [1140]).  “Guillermus de Aspero Monte et filii eius...Radulfus et Hugo et Aimericus et Rorgo” donated their part “in molendino de Olona” to Boisgrolland by undated charter[115].  Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1140][116]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAOUL (-after [1170]).  Seigneur d’Aspremont.  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[117].  “...Radulfus de Aspero Monte et Aimericus frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Hugo dominus Roche” donated property to Roche-sur-Yon priory[118].  Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1170][119]

b)         HUGUES d’Aspremont (-after [1140]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[120].  Seigneur de Talmont (part), his inheritance of which has not been explained. 

c)         AIMERY (-after [1170]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[121].  “...Radulfus de Aspero Monte et Aimericus frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Hugo dominus Roche” donated property to Roche-sur-Yon priory[122].  Beauchet-Fillau dates this charter to [1170][123]

d)         RORGON (-killed [1140]).  "Hugo…Aspero Montis, Talemondi castri partim dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "Rorgonis fratris sui" who had been killed, by charter dated to [1140], which also records the donation by "Radulfus frater eius Aspero Montis dominus" in recognition of the donations by "Hugo et Aimericus fratres" made for the soul of "fratris sui Rorgonis"[124]

 

 

1.         --- d’Aspremont .  Beauchet-Fillau says that the father of Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont was Raoul Seigneur d’Aspremont who is named above[125].  From a chronological point of view, this appears doubtful.  If Raoul was adult in [1140], it seems unlikely that his son was still alive in 1229.  An intervening generation is more probable.  m RIVALIE d’Aizenay, daughter of --- (-after 1228).  "Rivalia domina de Asiniaco" donated to Talmont, for “nobilis viri Willelmi de Aspero Monte...filii mei et filiorum eiusdem...R. et Willelmi”, by charter dated 1228[126].  One child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont (-[1229/38]).  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[127].  "Willelmus de Asperomonte et...Willemus de Cantamerula" confirmed the donation of a vine to Talmont, at the request of “domini Willelmi de Maleone”, for the anniversary of "domini R. de Malleone", by charter dated to [1205][128].  Seigneur de Poiroux.  “Savaricus de Malo Leone dominus Thalemundi” donated “censuales...ad turrem Cursonii...de domo sua de Fredueria apud Cursonium” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1218, witnessed by “Willelmo de Aspero Monte domino de Perusio...militibus...[129].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[130].  Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[131].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[132].  Seigneur de Rié.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perus” donated rights in “herbegagium...le Costaus...prope Perusii”, with the consent of “Radulfi filii et heredis mei in legitima etate matrimonii constituti”, by charter dated 1229[133]m [firstly] (before 1204) ERMENGARDE [de Chantemerle, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle, Seigneur de Pérouse & his wife Maxence de Bueil] (-[1224/25]).  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[134].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[135].  Beauchet-Fillau takes a different view of her parentage, suggesting that her husband Guillaume d’Aspremont married firstly “Berthe que l’on croit fille de Pierre de Bouil” (who would have been the sister of Maxence de Bueil, wife of Guillaume [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle) from whom “il devint sgr de Rié[136].  He cites no primary source which supports his position, which is difficult to understand on the basis of the primary sources currently consulted: firstly, no sources in which Maxence de Bueil is named hint that she had a sister and co-heiress, and secondly the charter quoted above indicates clearly that the property of Guillaume de Chantemerle belonged after his death to Guillaume d’Aspremont and “uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, indicating Ermengarde’s direct right to inherit.  Until further evidence comes to light, it appears reasonable to suppose that Ermengarde was the daughter of Guillaume de Chantemerle and Maxence de Bueil.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[137].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “domine Ermengardis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1225 (misdated?)[138].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Perusio” donated rights in property held by “Stephanus Babini” to Boisgrolland, for the soul of “domine Ermengardis defuncte quondam uxoris mee”, with the consent of “Radulfus filius meus”, by charter dated 1224 (misdated?)[139].  [m secondly ([Aug 1224]) AGATHE Dame de Mauzé, daughter of ---.  Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[140].  The date of this document indicates that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” was Guillaume [II].  The two references to Mauzé in this document suggest Agathe married Guillaume, although this is not specified explicitly.  One difficulty is ascertaining the precise date of death of Guillaume’s [first] wife Ermengarde, who as noted above is stated in a charter dated 1224 as deceased but as alive in another dated 1225.]  Guillaume [II] & his [first] wife had two children: 

i)          RAOUL d’Aspremont (-[May 1239/Jun 1243]).  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perus” donated rights in “herbegagium...le Costaus...prope Perusii”, with the consent of “Radulfi filii et heredis mei in legitima etate matrimonii constituti”, by charter dated 1229[141].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles” donated funds to Boisgrolland for candles by charter dated Jan 1238 (O.S.?)[142].  Seigneur de Poiroux et de Rié.  “Radulphus de Aspero Monte miles dominus de Perusio et de Reié” donated rights in “P. Bordeis et super heredes suos...” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi mei fratris”, by charter dated 1239[143].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Aspero Monte fratris mei”, by charter dated May 1239[144]

ii)         GUILLAUME [III] d’Aspremont (-[May 1239/Jun 1243]).  “Radulphus de Aspero Monte miles dominus de Perusio et de Reié” donated rights in “P. Bordeis et super heredes suos...” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi mei fratris”, by charter dated 1239[145].  “Radulfus de Aspero Monte nobilis miles dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Aspero Monte fratris mei”, by charter dated May 1239[146]m as her first husband, AGNES de Mauzé, daughter of --- “Porte-clé” Seigneur de Mauzé & his [first wife ---] (-[1262/Sep 1276]).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not been identified.  However, it is strongly suggested by her son inheriting the seigneurie de Mauzé.  She married secondly Pierre de Volvire [Velluire] Seigneur de Chaillé.  “Thiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[147].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  She married thirdly Brient de Varèze.  Her first and third marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1262 under which “Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé[148].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [IV] d’Aspremont (-after Apr 1281).  Seigneur de Peiroux, de Rié, et d’Aizenay.  Willelmus de Aspero Monte valetus dominus de Perusio et de Rié” donated revenue from “feodo Willelmi Cleire militis et Ameline uxoris sue defunctorum...” to Boisgrolland by charter dated Jun 1243[149].  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perusio” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “dominæ Hysebellis uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1246 (O.S.?)[150].  Beauchet-Fillau notes that Guillaume [III] “seigneur de Poiroux, d’Erablaie et de Rié” founded the priory of Saint-Hilaire-de-Rié and donated serfs for the anniversaries of “Guillaume son père et de sa mère Ermengarde” by charter dated 1253[151]Seigneur de Mauzé.  Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé” by charter dated 1262[152].  “Guillelmus de Asperomonte miles dominus de Mausiaco et de Porusio” confirmed the sale of property made by “magistro Reginaldo Bitolea clerico” to the prior of Saint-Pierre de Mauzé, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ defunctæ Agnetis matris nostræ”, by charter dated Sep 1276[153].  “Guillaume d’Aspremont chevaler sires de Peirous, de Rié, d’Ayseneis et de Mausé” reached agreement with Boisgrolland concerning “la haute justice de la terre dans Maussaiz” by charter dated Apr 1281[154]m (before Feb [1246/47]) ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte dominus de Rié et de Perusio” donated serfs to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “dominæ Hysebellis uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Feb 1246 (O.S.?)[155]

 

 

 

C.      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[156].  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[157].  "Willelmus Chaboz et uxor mea…Aenors et frater suus Gauffridus" sold "terram…in Bugerpisse" to Maillezais by charter dated to [1055][158]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][159]

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][160]

 

 

1.         GOSBERT Chabot .  "Gosbertus Chabot" donated "medietatem ecclesie de Buxeria" to Talmont, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][161]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 Talmont, with the consent of "filio suo…Hugone et nepotibus suis…Aimerico et Petro", by charter dated to [1070/1110][162]

 

 

1.         HUMBERT Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][163]

2.         AIMERY Chabot .  "Uncbertus Cabot et Aimericus frater eius" sold "viam que…pergit ad Ortum" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated to [1081/1113][164]

 

 

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 Talmont, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][165].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmont by charter dated to [1085][166]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 Talmont by charter dated to [1140][167].  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 Talmont by charter dated to [1140][168].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmont, 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…"[169].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont 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…"[170]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 Talmont 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…"[171]m SOLDENE, son of ---. 

ii)         GELOSE Chabot .  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont 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…"[172]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 Talmont by charter dated to [1140][173].  "Paganus Chabot", gravely ill, donated "suam partem decime de Martella" to Talmont, 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…"[174].] 

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 Talmont, 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"[175]

ii)         GAUTHIER [II] Chabot .  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmont, 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][176].  A charter dated to [1150] records donations to Talmont 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…"[177]m PONTIA, daughter of ---.  "Gauterius Chabot" donated property to Talmont, 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][178]

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 Talmont, in the presence of "Arnaudus de Sancto Michael et Daniel nepos eorum", by charter dated to [1080][179].  "Gaulterius Chabot et Willelmus frater eius" donated "quartam partem decime vinearum…in terra…Ulmosa" to Talmont by charter dated to [1085][180].  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][181].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][182].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][183].  "Willelmus Chabot", and after his death "Paganus Chabot qui et heres successerat, quo mortuo Gaudinus frater eius", donated "vinee in Sabulis" to Talmont by charter dated to [1140][184]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 Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][185].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][186].  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 Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][187].  "Willelmus Chabot" donated "decimam…terre parrochie S. Leodegarii" to Talmont, with the consent of "idipsum Chabot juvenem et Briencium filios suos et Petronillam uxorem suam", by charter dated to [1092/1129][188].  "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[189].  "Briendus Chabot et Chabot frater eius et Petrus Chabot" donated "terras de Follosio" donated by "Goffridus Gislebertus avunculus eorum", by undated charter[190].  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[191]

b)         GUILLAUME Chabot (-after [1150]).  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][192].  "…Willelmus Chabot cum Petronilla uxore sua et filiis suis, Willelmus quoque archidiaconus et Gaufridus frater eius" donated "decimam…in terra…in parrochia Mariaci" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][193].  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[194]

c)         GILBERT Chabot .  "…Willelmus Chabot et filii eius Brientius et Willelmus et Gilbertus" donated "ecclesiam…Ayetin" to Talmont by charter dated to [1092/1129][195]

 

 

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[196]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[197].  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[198]

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[199]

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[200].  

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[201]

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…"[202]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…"[203]

 

 

1.         ARNAUD Chabot (-after 1230).  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmont, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[204]m CECILE, daughter of ---.  "Arnaudus Chabot" donated "partem meam feodi de Mandriteria" to Talmont, with the consent of "Cecilie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1230[205]

 

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[206]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[207]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         SEBRAND [I] Chabot (-after 1152).  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[208].  "Siebrandus [Cabot]" donated property to Absie, the year in which he went to Jerusalem, by undated charter[209].  "Sebrandus Chabot volens ire in Jherusalem" donated "terragia de Macinee" to Absie by charter dated to [1147][210].  "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[211]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Sebrandus Chabot et uxor sua Agnes et filius suus Theobaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie by charter dated 1135[212].  [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"[213].  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 [I] & 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[214].  "Tebaudus Chabot" confirmed donations to Absie made by "pater suus Siebrandus" by undated charter[215].  "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[216].  "Tebaudus Chaboz et uxor Margarita" donated "terram juxta terram illorum de Follosio" to Absie by undated charter[217].  "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"[218].  "…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[219].  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"[220].  "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[221]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[222].  "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"[223].  "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[224].  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[225].  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"[226].  "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[227].  Thibaut & his wife had [three] 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[228]

-         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"[229].  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[230]m (before [1199]) as his [second] wife, GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Vouvent, son of HUGUES [VIII] "le Brun" Seigneur 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[231]m PIERRE [III] de la Garnache, son of PIERRE [II] Seigneur de la Garnache & his wife Gelosa --- (-before 1200). 

2.         THIBAUT [I] Chabot .  "Tebaudus Chabot" donated "campum terre froste a Macinne" to Absie by undated charter, dated to [1130][232].  "Tebaudus Chabot…ita Siebrandus frater eius" donated property to Absie by undated charter[233]

 

 

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[234].  "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[235].  "Theobaldus Chabot miles" gave security to Genoese merchants by charter dated Dec 1190[236].  "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[237].  "…Theobaldum Chabot" subscribed the charter dated Oct 1206 which records a peace agreement between John King of England and Philippe II King of France[238].  "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[239]

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[240]

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[241].  "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[242].  "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[243].  "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[244]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[245].  "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[246].  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[247].  "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[248].  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[249].  "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[250].  "Theobaldus Chaboz miles dominus de Roche Cerveria" donated revenues to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 18 May 1239[251].  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"[252]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[253].  "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[254].  Thibaut [IV] & his wife had children: 

-        CHABOT, SEIGNEURS du PETIT-CHÂTEAU, de VOUVENT et de la GREVE[255]

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[256]

-        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[257].  "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[258].  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"[259].  A charter dated May 1269 records the agreement between “Aufons fiuz de roi de France, coens de Poitiers et de Tholose” and “...Sabran Chabot sires de Roche Cerviere...” and others for the repurchase of their fiefs[260]

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[261]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[262].  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"[263]m BRIENT Lebœuf Seigneur de Nozay, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         THIBAUT Chabot .  "Tebaudus Chabot ducens Mirabilem uxorem apud Fontanetum" donated property “sicuti ipsa Mirabilis dedit...quæcumque Oliverius de Sire ipsis dederat” to Absie, at the request of “domno Eblone”, by undated charter[264].  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter[265]m (Fontenay [1155]) as her second husband, MIRABILIS, widow of RAOUL de Mauléon, daughter of ---.  "Mirabilis viduata à coniuge meo Radulfo" donated property “in manu domini Eblonis, quæcumque Oliverius de Sire...dedit...in Martreio” to Absie, by undated charter, witnessed by “Savaricus de Mauleone...[266].  "Tebaudus Chabot ducens Mirabilem uxorem apud Fontanetum" donated property “sicuti ipsa Mirabilis dedit...quæcumque Oliverius de Sire ipsis dederat” to Absie, at the request of “domno Eblone”, by undated charter[267].  "Tebaudus Chabot castri Sancti Hermetis dominus" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "uxore sua Mirabilia", by undated charter[268]

 

2.         --- .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[269]m ARSENDE, daughter of ---.  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[270].  Two children: 

a)         Chabot .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[271]

b)         GUILLAUME .  "Chabot et uxor Arsendis eorumque filii Chabot et Guillelmus" donated property to Absie by undated charter[272]

 

 

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[273].  "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[274].  "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[275].  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"[276].  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[277].  "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[278]

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"[279]

m secondly (before 1246) EUSTACHIE de Rays, daughter of RAOUL Seigneur 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[280].  "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[281]

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[282].  Seigneur 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"[283].  "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[284].  "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[285].  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[286].  "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[287].  "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[288].  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] Seigneur 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[289].  A charter dated 28 Nov 1274 records the dowry paid by "Maurice son frère" to "Girard Chabot" on his marriage to "Jeanne de Craon"[290].  "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[291].  "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[292]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[293].  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"[294], 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[295]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 Seigneur 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[296].  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"[297].  "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[298].  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"[299].  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] Seigneur 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 Bertran, 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[300].  A charter dated 18 Aug 1381 granted absolution for the marriage between "Johanne domine Radesiarum" and "Johanne Archiepiscopi militi" for 3o and 4o consanguinity[301].  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 Seigneur de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME [VII] l’Archévêque Seigneur 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 second wife Constance de Saluces (-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[302].  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[303].  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[304]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[305].  "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[306]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). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHANTEMERLE et de POUZAUGES

 

 

The seigneurie of Chantemerle extended over the parishes of Absie and Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle, in the present day French département of Deux-Sèvres.  Pouzauges is located about 20 kilometres to the north-west in the département Vendée. 

 

 

1.         ACHARIASSeigneur de Pouzauges.  An undated charter records that “Tetbaldus Mischinus”, mortally wounded in battle “apud Sanctonas cum Achario de Puzalgiis domino suo”, donated “medietatem decimæ Sancti Germani de Prisciaco” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “Haimerico vicecomite Toarcensi [maybe Aimery [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, so dated to [1055/93] et Achario de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo eam tenebat et Mauricio filio ipsius Acharii[307]m ---.  The name of Acharias’s wife is not known.  Acharias & his wife had one child: 

a)         MAURICE (-after 1099).  An undated charter records that “Tetbaldus Mischinus”, mortally wounded in battle “apud Sanctonas cum Achario de Puzalgiis domino suo”, donated “medietatem decimæ Sancti Germani de Prisciaco” to Marmoutiers, with the consent of “Haimerico vicecomite Toarcensi [maybe Aimery [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, so dated to [1055/93] et Achario de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo eam tenebat et Mauricio filio ipsius Acharii[308]Seigneur de Pouzauges.  “Gilduinus vicarius” donated “tertiam partem vicariæ Segorniaci et dimidiam bordariam terræ apud Tiroicum” to Marmoutiers on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Gausfredo fratre eius...cognominatur Guerricus” and with the authorisation of “Mauricio domino Podalgiarum de cujus feuo errant”, by charter dated 1099[309].  The same undated charter noted above records that much later (“postea vero, transacto multo tempore”) “Loholdus filius Ulgardis nepos...Tetbaldi Mischini” reclaimed the property, the dispute being settled in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo decima erat et Petrus filius eius...”, while even later (“porro”) after the death of “Loholdo” the same property was claimed by “fratres eius Willelmus et Gausfredus” and another settlement agreed in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis et Petrus filius eius” and with the consent of “sorores eorum Nubilia et Belota, filii quoque Nubilie Guillelmus et Gausfredus” in the presence of “Beringerius li Raherens maritus Nubilie...[310]m ---.  The name of Maurice’s wife is not known.  Maurice & his wife had one child: 

i)          PIERRE [I] .  The same undated charter noted above records that much later (“postea vero, transacto multo tempore”) “Loholdus filius Ulgardis nepos...Tetbaldi Mischini” reclaimed the property, the dispute being settled in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis de cujus feuo decima erat et Petrus filius eius...”, while even later (“porro”) after the death of “Loholdo” the same property was claimed by “fratres eius Willelmus et Gausfredus” and another settlement agreed in the presence of “Mauricius de Puzalgiis et Petrus filius eius[311]

 

 

Three brothers, the primary source which confirms their parentage has not been identified.  The transmission of the name Maurice into the family shown below suggests that Pierre [II] may have been the same person as Pierre [I]. 

 

1.         PIERRE [II] de Pareds [Aupareds] (-[after 1139]).  "Petrus del Peires", on his death, confirmed the donation to Absie made by "Petri Canavini", with the consent of "Petrus filius eius osculando patre suo", by undated charter[312].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[313].  [“...Petri Alpetzensis” subscribed the charter dated 1139 under which "Guillelmus Toarcensium vicecomes, qui Aimerico Arberti filio successi" confirmed the donation of harvest to Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes[314].  It is uncertain whether this document names Pierre [I] or Pierre [II], although as other documents consistently name the latter “Mesquin” the former maybe the more likely possibility.]  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE [III] “Mesquin” [de Pareds] .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[315].  “Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[316].  "Petrus del Peires", on his death, confirmed the donation to Absie made by "Petri Canavini", with the consent of "Petrus filius eius osculando patre suo", by undated charter[317].  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[318].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "Mauritius frater eius", by undated charter[319]m GALIENA, daughter of ---.  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[320].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[321].  Pierre [III] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          AIMERY [I] [de Pareds] [de Chantemerle] (-Dax after [1180]).  “Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[322].  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[323]

-         see below

ii)         PIERRE [IV] .  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[324].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[325]

iii)        GUILLAUME [I] .  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[326]

iv)       HENRI .  "Aimericus de Chantamerle et fratres eius Petrus et Guido" donated their part "in molendino Chabirant" to Absie, and "Henricus filius Petri Meschini" donated “boscum” which “frater eius Aimericus de Cantamerula” had donated[327].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[328]

b)         MAURICE .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter[329].  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "Mauritius frater eius", by undated charter[330].  "Petrus Meschinus" donated property to Absie, for the soul of "fratris sui Moricii", by undated charter[331]

2.         ISDERNE .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter, and “Iterum Hisdernus, post obitum fratris mei” donated property on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Goffrido fratre meo[332]

3.         GEOFFROY .  "Petrus del Peires" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "filiis eiusdem Petri...Petro et Mauricio...Hisdernus frater eius in domo Goberti de Volvent", by undated charter, and “Iterum Hisdernus, post obitum fratris mei” donated property on becoming a monk, with the consent of “Goffrido fratre meo[333].   

 

 

AIMERY [I] [de Pareds] [de Chantemerle], son of PIERRE [III] “Mesquin” de Pareds & his wife Galiena --- (-Dax after [1180]).  “Petro de Perus et Aimerico filio eius...” witnessed the undated charter under which “Guillelmus Boca” donated “terram...in Fredonaria” to Boisgrolland[334].  After the death of "Petri dal Peires", "Petrus Meschinus filius eius" donated “boscum” to Absie, and after the death of "Petri Meschini", “Aimericus filius eius” donated “nemus” with the support of “matre sua Galiena et fratribus Petro et Willelmo[335].  "Aimericus de Chantamerle et fratres eius Petrus et Guido" donated their part "in molendino Chabirant" to Absie, and "Henricus filius Petri Meschini" donated “boscum” which “frater eius Aimericus de Cantamerula” had donated[336].  “De laicis: Aimericus de Cante Merle, Petrus Aupereis frater eius...” witnessed the undated charter (probably dated to [1173/80]) under which “Aimericus vicecomes Thoarcii” donated property to Chaise-le-Vicomte by undated charter, witnessed by “Aumou mater vicecomitis et Sibilla uxor eiusdem...fratres vicecomitis Guido, Hugo, Gaufridus, Raimundus...vicecomitis sorores Maria, Amabilia[337].  "Aimericus filius Petri de Peire" donated property to Absie, with the consent of "...Petrus et Henricus filii Petri coram Aelina matre sua, Toarcio", by undated charter[338].  A charter dated to [1180] records an agreement between the monks of Sigournay and “Aimericus de Canta Merula” concerning “prandia” which he had claimed[339].  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[340]

m TIPHAINE, daughter of --- (-after 1190).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[341].  A family relationship with the mother of Guillaume de Mauléon Seigneur de Talmont is suggested by the following document: “Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[342].  "Guillelmus de Cantamerula et fratres sui et mater eorum Theophania" donated property “in terris de Peloella et in terra Chamaillardi” to Absie, for the soul of “patris sui noviter defuncti”, by undated charter[343]

Aimery [I] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Chantemerle (-before 1218).  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[344].  "Guillelmus de Cantamerula et fratres sui et mater eorum Theophania" donated property “in terris de Peloella et in terra Chamaillardi” to Absie, for the soul of “patris sui noviter defuncti”, by undated charter[345]Seigneur de Chantemerle.  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[346].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][347].  “Willelmus de Cantamerle et Maexens uxor mea, filia Petri de Bolio qui fuit fiilus dicti Aimerici” converted Boisgrolland to the Cistercian order by undated charter[348].  “Willelmus de Cantumerula et uxor eius Maxencia” donated “unam balleiam apud Pontem Meteer” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1189[349].  "Maxentia filia P. de Bullio" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[350].  Guillaume de Chantemerle confirmed the donations made to Notre-Dame de Pouzauges by "ses oncles Pierre et Henri" by charter dated 1205[351].  "Willelmus de Asperomonte et...Willemus de Cantamerula" confirmed the donation of a vine to Talmont, at the request of “domini Willelmi de Maleone”, for the anniversary of "domini R. de Malleone", by charter dated to [1205][352].  “Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[353].  Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[354].  Seigneur de Poiroux.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” established more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[355]m (before 1189) MAXENCE de Bueil, daughter of PIERRE de Bueil & his wife --- (-[1204]).  “Willelmus de Cantamerle et Maexens uxor mea, filia Petri de Bolio qui fuit fiilus dicti Aimerici” converted Boisgrolland to the Cistercian order by undated charter[356].  “Willelmus de Cantumerula et uxor eius Maxencia” donated “unam balleiam apud Pontem Meteer” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1189[357].  "Maxentia filia P. de Bullio", on her deathbed (“cum in ultima egritudine posita essem”), donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[358].  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[359].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [ERMENGARDE de Chantemerle (-[1224/25]).  “Maxentia filia Patri de Bullio”, on her deathbed (“in ultima egritudine posita esset”) donated “tenemento...de domino Perosii...Frogeria” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Willelmi de Cantamerula viri sui”, by undated charter (presumably dated to 1204), which records that “Willelmus de Aspero Monte...uxor eius...Ermengardis” also consented, witnessed by “Willelmus de Malileone...[360].  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document: “Willelmus de Aspero Monte” confimed the donation of vines to Boisgrolland made by “Willelmus de Cantumerula...pro uxore sua Maxentia” which “post mortem eius” belonged to “michi et uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, with the consent of “uxor mea Esmengardis”, by undated charter[361].  Beauchet-Fillau takes a different view of her parentage, suggesting that her husband Guillaume d’Aspremont married firstly “Berthe que l’on croit fille de Pierre de Bouil” (who would have been the sister of Maxence de Bueil, wife of Guillaume [II] Seigneur de Chantemerle) from whom “il devint sgr de Rié[362].  He cites no primary source which supports his position, which is difficult to understand on the basis of the primary sources currently consulted: firstly, no sources in which Maxence de Bueil is named hint that she had a sister and co-heiress, and secondly the charter quoted above indicates clearly that the property of Guillaume de Chantemerle belonged after his death to Guillaume d’Aspremont and “uxori mee Esmengardi jure hereditario”, indicating Ermengarde’s direct right to inherit.  Until further evidence comes to light, it appears reasonable to suppose that Ermengarde was the daughter of Guillaume de Chantemerle and Maxence de Bueil.  “Willelmus de Aspero Monte et...Ermengardis, dominium Perusii et de Rié possidentes” noted that “tempore nobilis viri Aimerici de Bollio” Boisgrolland had acquired the use of “nemore de Verto”, that as the wood reduced “nobilis vir Willelmus de Cantumerula dominus Perusii” implanted more inhabitants there, that when they succeeded “in dominio Perusii” they confirmed the abbey’s use, by charter dated 1225[363]m (before 1204) [as his first wife,] GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont, son of --- d’Aspremont & his wife Rivalie d’Aizenay (-[1229/38]).] 

2.         PIERRE [VI] de Pareds (-after 1204).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[364].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][365].  "Maxentia filia P. de Bullio" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1204 “apud Pozaugium”, witnessed by "dominus Willelmus de Canta Merula vir meus, P. de Alperusio frater eius..."[366].  Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[367]m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [VI] & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [BELLASSEZ [de Pareds] ([-after 17 Aug 1228]).  Beauchet-Fillau says that Bellassez was the daughter of Pierre [VI] de Pareds[368], although another section of the same source records 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)[369].  As noted above, primary sources indicate that Ermengarde was the heiress Guillaume de Chantemerle and his wife Maxence de Bueil.  If Bellassez had been their daughter, it is likely that she would have been named in sources as such.  The primary source which confirms Belleassez’s parentage has not been identified, although it is suggested by the charter dated 1221 under which Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon for the souls of [her supposed father and paternal uncle] "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo"[370].  The estimated marraige date of Bellassez’s supposed first cousin Ermengarde suggests that Bellassez may have been of a similar age and therefore could have been the unnamed wife of Savary who is referred to in 1205/06, and therefore the mother of his three daughters.  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[371].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[372].  "Savaricus de Maloleone" donated property "in duabus villis...Freignes" to Absie for anniversaries, with the consent of "Belle Satis uxoris mee", by charter dated 28 Jun 1212[373].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[374]Dame de Pouzauges.  A vidimus dated 1357 quotes a charter dated 1227 under which "Bellesatis domina Pouzaugiarum" donated property held by "Giraudo Goscelini"[375].  The absence of any husband suggests that she issued this charter after she was repudiated by Savary de Mauléon and before her second marriage.  [As noted above, her second marriage is indicated by Beauchet-Fillau.  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the wife of Savary de Mauléon with the second wife of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse has not been identified, although her unusual name is indicative that this second marriage may be correct.  If it is right, the chronology indicates that she could not have been Savary’s widow when she remarried, as stated by Beauchet-Fillau.  Savary must therefore have repudiated her, presumably because she had failed to produce a male heir.  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[376].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[377].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[378].]  m [firstly] (before [Apr/May] 1205, [repudiated after 1221]) as his first wife, SAVARY de Mauléon, son of RAOUL de Mauléon Seigneur de Talmont & his wife Alix --- (-29 Jul 1231).  [m secondly (before 5 Dec 1227) [as his second wife,] GERARD Vicomte de Brosse, son of --- de Brosse & his wife Agathe de Preuilly (before [1180/84]-after 21 Jul 1239).] 

3.         MAURICE de Pareds (-after [1195]).  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][379]

4.         GEOFFROY de Pareds (-after [1195]).  "Willelmus dominus Cantamerulæ", contemplating leaving for Jerusalem, donated “partem...nemoris Allodiorum” to Absie, with the consent of "Theophaniæ matris suæ et fratris sui Petri d’Aupereis", and “Petrus d’Aupereis frater eius” donated similarly “et mater Theophania et Gaufridus d’Aupereis frater Willelmi et Petri”, by charter dated 1190[380].  Pierre de Pareds donated property to la Grenetière abbey, with "ses frères Guillaume, Maurice et Geoffroy", by charter dated to [1195][381]

5.         AIMERY .  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[382]

6.         daughter .  "Aimericus de Cantamerula", on his deathbed (“in extremis positus”), donated revenue from property “ultra Separam deversus Peloellam” to Absie, in the presence of "Guillelmo et Aimerico et Petro de Aspero monte genere suo...", by undated charter “in civitate Gasconiæ...Acs ubi et defunctus est[383]m PIERRE d’Aspremont, son of ---. 

 

 

 

E.      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"[384]

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"[385]

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][386].  "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"[387].  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"[388]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"[389].  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"[390]

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[391]

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][392].  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"[393].  "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"[394]

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"[395].  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"[396]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"[397].  "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][398]

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"[399]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"[400].  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"[401]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[402].  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"[403].  "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"[404].  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[405], "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"[406].  Comte Foulque "Rechin" donated property to Saint-Nicolas d’Angers, for the salvation of "sa femme Orengarde", by charter dated 17 May 1076[407].  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][408]

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][409]

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"[410]

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"[411]

 

 

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[412]

 

 

 

F.      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"[413]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"[414].  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"[415].  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[416]

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"[417].  The Annales Engolismenses record that "Lanbertus vicecomes Engolismensis et Arnaldus frater eius" were slaughtered by the sword "IV Id Apr"[418].  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[419]

c)         ODALRIC (-after [945]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Lambertum et Arnaldum atque Odolricum" as the three sons of "Rannulfum…vicecomitem"[420].  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"[421].  "Odolricus vicecomes" was one of the witnesses of the testament of Guillaume II "Sector-Ferri" Comte d'Angoulême (who died in [945])[422]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[423].  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[424].  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[425].  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[426].  It is not known whether Odalric was descended from the vicomtes de Maillezais, although his name suggests a family connection. 

 

 

 

G.      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[427].   

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[428].   A charter dated 1069 relates to the foundation of Chaise-le-Vicomte by "Aimericus Toarcensium vicecomes" and names "uxor ipius vicecomitis Orengardis"[429]m as his first wife, AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars, son of GEOFFROY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Eléonore --- ([1020/25]-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][430]same person as...?  GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  A charter dated to [1092/1115] records dispute between Talmont abbey and "Gaufridus de Malo Leone, nepos Kadelonis" over donations made for the soul of "domini Kadelonis avunculi sui"[431]

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][432]

 

 

Three siblings, parents not identified: 

 

1.         EBLES de Mauléon (-after [1160/70]).  The dating clause of a charter dated 1145 refers to "Eblone…de Malo Leone Talemondensi patria dominante"[433].  “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][434].  “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[435].  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[436].  “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][437]m EUSTACHIE, daughter of ---.  “Heustacia uxor Heblonis Mali Leonis” donated property the monks of “Brollii Gollandi”, by undated charter[438].  Loquet indicates that Eustachie was the daughter of Guillaume de Lezay Seigneur de Talmont, which latter property she brought to her husband, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[439].  A family connection with Guillaume de Chantemerle is suggested by the following document: [her son] “Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[440].  [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"[441].  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 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][442].  Seigneur de Talmont.  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[443]

-        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][444].  Seigneur de Talmont: 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[445].  “Willelmus de Malolleone dominus Talemundensis” donated “maresium Cursonii...jure hereditatio” to Boisgrolland, noting that fifth parts were held by “abbatie Brolio Gollandi...Laurencio presbitero de Triete...Willelmo Chabot et fratri suo...Willelmo Josbert et sociis suis...michi et Willelmo de Cantumerula”, by undated charter[446].  “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[447].  "Willelmus de Malo Leone dominus Talemondi" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1205][448].  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[449].  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"[450].  “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[451].  “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[452].  "Dominus Willelmus de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1210][453].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont 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"[454].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 27 Feb of "Guillelmus princeps"[455].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][456]m firstly (-before 1201).  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s first wife has not been identified.  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[457].  “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[458].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont 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"[459].  "Beatrix domina de Rupe super Oionem" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "domini Guillelmi de Malleone sponsi mei nuper defuncti", by charter dated Mar 1214[460].  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[461]"Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco, eiusdem castri de Macheco et Lucionio domina" and "Aimericus dominus de Machecollo et de Lucionio" issued charters dated 1217[462]"Beatrix domina de Machecoul et de Lucionio…in extrema voluntate posita" donated property to the abbey of Fontenelles by charter dated 1235[463].  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[464].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][465].  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.         SAVARY de Mauléon (-before 1155, bur Absie).  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[466].  His place of burial is confirmed by the undated charter of his son Savary (see below).  m ---.  The name of Savary’s wife is not known.  Savary & his wife had 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][467].  "Savaricus de Mauleone" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the soul of “patris mei Savarici apud Absiam sepulti”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Eblone de Mauleone...[468].  "Mirabilis viduata à coniuge meo Radulfo" donated property “in manu domini Eblonis...in Martreio” to Absie, by undated charter, witnessed by “Savaricus de Mauleone...[469]

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][470]

3.         RAOUL de Mauléon (-[1152/55]).  “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][471].  “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[472].  "Eblo de Mauleon" donated property “in Martreio” to Absie, for the souls of “parentumque meorum et fratrum defunctorum Savarici...atque Radulfi”, by charter dated 1155[473]m as her first husband, MIRABILIS, daughter of ---.  "Mirabilis viduata à coniuge meo Radulfo" donated property “in manu domini Eblonis, quæcumque Oliverius de Sire...dedit...in Martreio” to Absie, by undated charter, witnessed by “Savaricus de Mauleone...[474].  She married secondly (Fontenay [1155]) Thibaut Chabot

 

 

1.         GERAUD (-after [1185]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  "Domnus Giraudus de Thalemondo" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1185][475]

 

 

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][476].  Seigneur de Talmont.  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[477].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont abbey, for "filio suo Eblone et…R de Malleone quondam fratre suo", by charter dated to [1212][478].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 17 Feb of "Radulphus princeps"[479]

m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 19 Jun 1206).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1230 which records the donation to Talmont 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"[480].  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[481].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[482]

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[483].  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[484].  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[485].  “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[486].  "Willelmus de Malleone, Talemondo princeps et domini" donated property to Talmont 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"[487].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone, Talemondi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey, for the soul of "domini Willelmu de Malo Leone avunculi mei", by charter dated 1216[488].  “Savaricus de Malo Leone dominus Thalemundi” donated “censuales...ad turrem Cursonii...de domo sua de Fredueria apud Cursonium” to Boisgrolland by charter dated 1218, witnessed by “Willelmo de Aspero Monte domino de Perusio...militibus...[489].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[490].  “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[491].  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[492].  Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon, for the souls of "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo", by charter dated 1221[493].  "S. de Malleone, Talemundi princeps et dominus" donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated 1223[494].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 29 Jul of "Savaricus princeps"[495].  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[496].  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”)[497]m firstly (before [Apr/May] 1205, [repudiated after 1221]) [as her first husband,] BELLASSEZ [de Pareds], daughter of [PIERRE [VI] de Pareds & his wife ---] (-[after 17 Aug 1228]).  Beauchet-Fillau says that Bellassez was the daughter of Pierre [VI] de Pareds[498], although another section of the same source records 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)[499].  As noted in the Chantemerle section, primary sources indicate that Ermengarde was the daughter and heiress of Guillaume de Chantemerle and his wife Maxence de Bueil.  If Bellassez had been another co-heiress, it is likely that she would have been named in these sources.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified, although it is suggested by the charter dated 1221 under which Savary de Mauléon donated property to the Templars at Mauléon for the souls of [her supposed father and paternal uncle] "dni P. de Alperusio et dni Willelmi de Cantumerulo"[500].  The estimated marraige date of Bellassez’s supposed first cousin Ermengarde suggests that Bellassez may have been of a similar age and therefore could have been the unnamed wife of Savary who is referred to in 1205/06, and therefore the mother of his three daughters.  "Matris ipsius Sauar, uxor ipsius S…" are named as hostages provided by "Sauar de Maloleon", dated to [Apr/May] 1205[501].  King John notified the liberation of "S. de Mall matrem suam et uxorem suam" by order dated 19 Jun 1206[502].  "Savaricus de Maloleone" donated property "in duabus villis...Freignes" to Absie for anniversaries, with the consent of "Belle Satis uxoris mee", by charter dated 28 Jun 1212[503].  "Savaricus de Malo Leone" donated property to l’Ermite, with the consent of "domine Bellasatis uxoris mee", by charter dated Jun 1218[504].  A vidimus dated 1357 quotes a charter dated 1227 under which "Bellesatis domina Pouzaugiarum" donated property held by "Giraudo Goscelini"[505].  The absence of any husband suggests that she issued this charter after she was repudiated by Savary de Mauléon and before her second marriage.  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the wife of Savary de Mauléon with the second wife of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse has not been identified, although her unusual name is indicative that this second marriage may be correct.  If Bellassez’s second marriage is correct, the chronology indicates that she could not have been Savary’s widow when she remarried.  Savary must therefore have repudiated her, presumably because she had failed to produce a male heir.  [She married secondly (before 5 Dec 1227) [as his second wife,] 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[506].  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[507].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[508].]  m secondly AMABLE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1253).  She is named in the charter dated Jul 1253 relating to the succession of her husband’s illegitimate son Raoul under which Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars renewed his application to succeed to the property, with the exception of the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime[509]Mistress (1): ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Savary’s mistress has not been identified.  An indication of her family origin is provided by the testament of [her son] dated Mar 1250 (O.S.?) which names “Hugues du Bois son oncle” as one of his executors[510].  Loquet says that the mother of Savary’s illegitimate son Raoul was his third wife Amable, but does cites no source which corroborates this information[511].  If Amable was his mother, it is surprising that this is not mentioned in the charter dated Jul 1253 quoted above in which she is named.  Savary & his first wife had three children: 

a)         MARQUISE de Mauléon (-[1230/29 Jul 1231], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière)The primary source which confirms her parentage precisely has not been identified.  Insufficient data points are available to estimate with any confidence the date of her birth.  It is not therefore known whether Marquise was her father’s oldest child or one of his younger children.  The date of her husband’s death suggests that Marquise may have been older than her sister who married Geoffroy [III] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 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 being buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[512].  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[513]m [as his second wife,] 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 (before [1210]-after Aug 1239).  As this couple’s son’s marriage can be dated to [1245], it is unlikely that he was born later than [1225], which would place Alix’s birth before [1210].  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”)[514].  "Guido vicecomes Thoarcii" donated property to "Gaufrido de Floceleria militi", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Hahaliz de Malleone", by charter dated Aug 1239[515].  Alix must have predeceased her half-brother Raoul (died 23 Mar [1250/51]) as she is not named in the various documents relating to his inheritance.  m GUY Vicomte de Thouars, son of AIMERY [VII] Vicomte de Thouars & his [first] wife Cécile [Sibylle] de Laval (-before Apr 1242). 

c)         --- de Mauléon ([before 1215]-before 23 Mar [1250/51]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document which names her husband (on behalf of his daughters) as one joint heir of her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[516].  The date of her marriage is estimated very approximately to [1225/30] to test the chronology of the Tonnay-Charente family.  Her absence from Part (1) of this document suggests that she was deceased at the time and may have pre-deceased her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  m ([1225/30]) GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente & his wife --- (-after Jul 1253). 

Savary had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

d)         RAOUL de Mauléon (-23 Mar [1250/51]).  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”)[517].  This document suggests that Raoul had Papal support for succession to his father’s Mauléon estates, despite his illegitimacy, although the territories were only confirmed to him by the French king’s son in Jun 1248 (see below) and his dubious birth later provided the excuse for refusing the succession of the descendants of his half-sisters after he died (see above).  A charter dated 1233 concerning fishing at Talmont records the presence of "domino R. de Perata milite tunc castellano Talemondensi et J. Vigerii, qui vices domini Hugonis comitis de Marchia et R. de Malleone juvenis tunc gerebant"[518].  Alphonse Comte de Poitou granted “terram suam de Thalemondico, de Brandesio, de Alnisio...” to “Radulfo de Maloleone” by charter dated Jun 1248[519].  "Radulphus de Maloleone…dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julii" confirmed acquisitions of "situm juxta Payrigné prope Rupellam" by charter dated 29 Jul 1248[520].  "Radulfus de Malleone princeps et dominus Thalemondi et Castri Julli" donated property to Talmont by charter dated 1248[521].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 23 Mar of "Radulphus princeps"[522]

2.         EUSTACHIE de Mauléon (-after 3 Feb 1244).  A charter dated 1230 records the donation to Talmont 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"[523].  "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[524].  "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.)[525].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Eustachia de Ardena, quondam soror Savarici de Malo Leone", dated 1242[526].  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[527].  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[528]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de MAUZE

 

 

Mauzé, now known as Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, is located about 10 kilometres north-east of Surgères in the present-day French département of Deux-Sèvres.  From 1096, the head of the seigneurial family of Mauzé is recorded as sénéchal of the comte de Poitou.  After the death of Geoffroy Seigneur de Mauzé in [1223], his castles were claimed both by Henry III King of England and Louis VIII King of France.  The latter granted Mauzé to Hugues [X] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, sub-enfeoffed to Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont.  After the death in [1240/45] of Guillaume [VI] Seigneur de Mauzé, his two sisters inherited his properties.  Mauzé passed to the older sister Agnès, and later passed to her son Guillaume [IV] d’Aspremont. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] “Bastardus” (-after [1080]).  “...Willelmi Bastardi...” subscribed the charter dated 1047 under which “Agnes comitissa” bought “insulam...Vicus in pago Pictavensi” from “Willelmo de Parteniaco[529].  Guillaume V Comte de Poitou granted “terre...in Alniensi pago...Millia Scuta” to “militi...Willelmo Bastardo” by charter dated to [1060][530].  “Gillelmus cognomine Bastardus” donated his share in “peadgii...Mausiaco” to Nouaillé abbey, with the consent of “filio suo Willelmo”, by charter dated to [1080][531]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] de Mauzé (-after 10 Dec 1096).  Gillelmus cognomine Bastardus” donated his share in “peadgii...Mausiaco” to Nouaillé abbey, with the consent of “filio suo Willelmo”, by charter dated to [1080][532].  Guillaume III Comte de Poitou restored "ecclesiam beati Georgii...in Oleronis insula" to Vendôme monastery by charter dated 10 Dec 1096, subscribed by "...Guillelmus de Malsiaco dapifer comitis..."[533]

 

 

Two brothers.  The chronology does not appear to favour their being sons of Guillaume [II], who was probably adult in [1080].  An additional generation probably intervenes.  If the charter dated 28 Sep 1150 (quoted below) refers to Guillaume [III], he was the son of another Guillaume. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [III] de Mauzé (-[Jerusalem [1149/50], or after 25 Jun 1154]).  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[534].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero”, wishing to go to Jerusalem (“quapropter volens ire in Jerusalem”) donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that later at Jerusalem he repeated the donation in his testament “in manu Gaufridi filii tunc temporis sancti Petri canonici” requesting “Gaufridus” to obtain the consent of “matri sue et fratribus”, that “Gaufredus...cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua” confirmed the donation on returning from Jerusalem, witnessed by “ex parte Gaufredi predicti Willelmus Gumbaudi miles et frater eius Willelmus Vacca Senoret Theolonarius”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[535].  [The following charter suggests that Guillaume [III] may not have died in Jerusalem (which is suggested by his absence from the second part of the charter dated 1150) but recovered and returned home: “Willelmus filius...Willelmi de Maussec, Potaclee scilicet Pictavis senescallus”, donated “territorium...inter vetus fossatum Bazelii et viam...de Coessec versus Broilheraud...” to the Templars by charter dated 28 Sep 1150, and “ego dictus...Pictaviensis senescallus” certified that “duo filii mei...Willelmus de Mausec et Gaufridus” gave their consent dated 25 Jun 1154[536].  On the other hand, this charter could also relate to Guillaume [IV] who (named as a knight in 1138) could have had children old enough in 1154 to consent to a donation.]  m ALDEARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1150).  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[537].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[538].  Guillaume [III] & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [IV] “Porte-clé” de Mauzé (-after [1178]).  Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[539].  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[540].  The subscriber “Porteclie”, signing after Audéarde and Geoffroy (the confirmant, accorded seniority in the list because of his ecclesiastical appointment), was probably Guillaume [IV].  A charter dated to [1178] records that “Willelmus Mauseaci vir bone memorie” had donated property to the abbot of Châtelliers, which “Porteclia filius eius” now confirmed[541]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  She is named as mother of Guillaume [V] in his charter dated 1211 quoted below.  Guillaume [IV] & his wife had three children:

i)          --- “Porte-clé” de Mauzé (-[Damieta 1218])Porteclea filius domini Guillelmi de Mausiaco et domine Agnetis” granted toll exemptions “per castrum Mausicai”, as granted by “dominus Guillelmus de Mausiaco avus meus”, to the monks of Nouaillé by charter dated 1211[542].  No record has been found which reveals his first name, “Porte-clé” being a nickname reflecting the office of sénéchal de Poitou. 

-         see below

ii)         GUILLAUME [V] de Mauzé (-after 1217).  "...Wills de Mauseyo..." subscribed the charter dated 18 Aug 1199 under which King John recorded a peace agreement with the king of France[543].  "Porteclie dominus Mauseaci et Mareanti" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Willelmi de Mause militis fratris mei", by charter dated 1217[544]

iii)        CHALE de Mauzé (-after 1195).  “...Chalone fratre senescalci et Petro Chalone cancellario senescalci et cognato...” subscribed the charter dated 1195 which records a settlement between the monastery of Sainte-Croix and “Aiguelmum Willelmi dominum de Lesparra et Senebrunum fratrem eius[545]

b)         GILBERT de Mauzé (-after 1138).  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapiferwithdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[546]

c)         GEOFFROY de Mauzé (-after 1150).  Canon at Poitiers Saint-Pierre.  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero”, wishing to go to Jerusalem (“quapropter volens ire in Jerusalem”) donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that later at Jerusalem he repeated the donation in his testament “in manu Gaufridi filii tunc temporis sancti Petri canonici” requesting “Gaufridus” to obtain the consent of “matri sue et fratribus”, that “Gaufredus...cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua” confirmed the donation on returning from Jerusalem, witnessed by “ex parte Gaufredi predicti Willelmus Gumbaudi miles et frater eius Willelmus Vacca Senoret Theolonarius”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[547]

d)         HELIE [Chale] de Mauzé (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[548]

e)         GOMBAUD de Mauzé (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[549]

f)          [HUGUES (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[550].  The subscription list suggests that all those named after Audéarde were sons of Guillaume [III].  In the case of Hugues, this cannot be confirmed as no other charter has been found in which he is named.] 

g)         [GEOFFROY (-after 1150).  A charter dated 1150 records that “Willelmo de Mausiaco temporis regis dapifero” donated “tertiam partem peathgii de Gado” in compensation for damage to Notre-Dame de Saintes, that his son Geoffroy later confirmed the donation “cum fratribus eius Helia et Gumbaudo...et mater sua”, subscribed by “Audeardis, Gaufredi, Porteclie, Chale, Ugonis, Godefridi minoris[551].  The subscription list suggests that all those named after Audéarde were sons of Guillaume [III].  In the case of Geoffroy the younger, this cannot be confirmed as no other charter has been found in which he is named.] 

2.         OTHON .  “Willelmus de Mausiaco, Ludovici regis Francorum et ducis Aquitanorum dapifer” withdrew a claim against Montierneuf abbey relating to “quondam molendina”, with the consent of “uxor mea Aldeardis et filii mei [...milites Willelmus et Gislebertus] et Otho frater meus”, by charter dated 1138[552]

 

 

--- “Porte-clé” de Mauzé, son of GUILLAUME [IV] “Porte-clé” de Mauzé & his wife Agnes --- (-[Damieta 1218])No record has been found which reveals his first name, “Porte-clé” being a nickname reflecting the office of sénéchal de Poitou.  “Porteclea filius domini Guillelmi de Mausiaco et domine Agnetis” granted toll exemptions “per castrum Mausicai”, as granted by “dominus Guillelmus de Mausiaco avus meus”, to the monks of Nouaillé by charter dated 1211[553].  “Porreclya dominus Maranthi atque Mauseaci” confirmed donations to Maillezais abbey by “Aimericus Ogers sacerdos” by charter dated 1216[554].  "Porteclie dominus Mauseaci et Mareanti" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Willelmi de Mause militis fratris mei", by charter dated 1217[555].  “Portecleas dominus Mosiaci” donated “loco...Polias” to the poor to build a hospital, with the consent of “Berta tunc temporis domina Mausiaci”, by charter dated 1218[556].  “Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti” donated “in censibus...de Charuns” to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “Gaufrido filio meo primogenito”, by charter dated 1218[557].  He was present at the siege of Damieta, Egypt: “Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marandi” donated harvest to Sainte-Croix de Mauzé by charter dated 1218 “in obsidione Damieta[558].  His death in 1218, presumably at Damieta, is indicated by his son-in-law Renaud de Pressigny calling himself seigneur de Marans in a charter of that date. 

[m firstly ---.  No direct evidence about this possible first marriage has been identified.  The possibility of a first marriage is suggested by the phrase “tunc temporis” applied to Guillaume [V]’s known wife Berthe (see below).] 

m [secondly] BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  “Portecleas dominus Mosiaci” donated “loco...Polias” to the poor to build a hospital, with the consent of “Berta tunc temporis domina Mausiaci”, by charter dated 1218[559].  The phrase “tunc temporis” suggests that Berthe may recently have married her husband and so may not have been the mother of Guillaume [V]’s children. 

“Porte-clé” & his [first] wife had four children: 

1.         GEOFFROY de Mauzé (-[1218/23]).  “Porteclia dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti” donated “in censibus...de Charuns” to Saint-Maixent, with the consent of “Gaufrido filio meo primogenito”, by charter dated 1218[560]Seigneur de Mauzé.  Henry III King of England ordered Savary de Mauléon sénéchal de Poitou to the lands which had belonged to “Galfridi domini de Mausy et castella sua de Mausy et de Maraon” until his debts were paid by charter dated 1223[561].  At that time, Mauzé was also claimed by Louis VIII King of France and granted to Hugues [X] de Lusignan Comte de la Marche, sub-enfeoffed to Guillaume [II] d’Aspremont: Louis VIII King of France noted that “Hugo de Lizegnano, comes Marchie” held “Mausiacum pro dotalitio Agathe neptis sue”, and that “Guillelmum de Asperomonte” swore allegiance for “Mausiaco”, by charter dated Aug 1224[562]

2.         GUILLAUME [VI] de Mauzé (-[1240/45]).  A charter dated Mar 1221 (O.S.?) records “quarters de vigne...a Parigne” held “à icel jor” by “sire W. de Mause...de par dame Aigline sa femme[563]Seigneur de Mauzé.  A charter dated 1234 recalls that “[P]orteclia olim domino Mausiaci” had constructed “capella et...domo hospitalis [de Polyas]” and records the settlement of a dispute with the consent of “Willelmi domini Mausiaci[564].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Maraanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haceline uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1 Mar 1237 (O.S.)[565].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haelyne uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1240[566]m (before Mar [1221/22]) AIGLINE [Aline] [de Virson], daughter of --- (-after [1245]).  A charter dated Mar 1221 (O.S.?) records “quarters de vigne...a Parigne” held “à icel jor” by “sire W. de Mause...de par dame Aigline sa femme[567].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Maraanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haceline uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1 Mar 1237 (O.S.)[568].  "Willelmus dominus Mausiaci et Marahanti" donated "ortum...in mare prope Charuns" to Absie, with the consent of "Haelyne uxoris nostre", by charter dated 1240[569].  “Domina Aynordis de Vircon relicta defuncti Guilelmi de Mause militis” witnessed an enquiry dated to [1245][570]

3.         AGNES de Mauzé ((-[1262/Sep 1276]).  “Thiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[571].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  Her first and third marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1262 under which “Brient de Vareze chevalier seigneur de Mausé et...Agnes sa femme et...Guillaume d’Aspremont chevalier fils de ladite Agnes” reached agreement with the comte de Poitou about “le bois dudit Mausé[572].  “Guillelmus de Asperomonte miles dominus de Mausiaco et de Porusio” confirmed the sale of property made by “magistro Reginaldo Bitolea clerico” to the prior of Saint-Pierre de Mauzé, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ defunctæ Agnetis matris nostræ”, by charter dated Sep 1276[573]m firstly GUILLAUME [III] d’Aspremont, son of GUILLAUME [II] d’Aspremont & his [first] wife Ermengarde [de Chantemerle] .  m secondly PIERRE de Volvire [Velluire] Seigneur de Chaillé, son of ---.  "Petrus de Volviro dominus de Challe" granted the right to open a canal "in maresiis de Langon..." to the abbeys of Saint-Michel, Absie, Saint-Maixent and Maillezais, with the consent of "Harveus miles et Petrus de Volviro tunc temporis valetus filii mei", by charter dated 1217[574]m thirdly BRIENT de Varèze, son of ---. 

4.         LETICE de Mauzé .  “Thiebaut Chabot seigneur de la Roche-Cervières chevalier et Geoffroy Roais bourgeois de Tours” notified Alphonse Comte de Poitiers [Capet] that they had settled the dispute between “Pierre de Volvire chevalier et Agnès sa femme” and “Regnaud de Précigné et Létice sa femme”, regarding “des seigneuries de Mausi et de Marans, provenant de la succession de feu Guillaume de Mausi, frères desdites Agnès et Létice”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1246[575].  Mauzé passed to Agnès, while Letice inherited Marans.  m (before 1218) RENAUD [I] de Pressigny, son of --- (-after 3 Jul 1246). 

 

 

 

I.        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[576]

 

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"[577].  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[578], 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[579]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[580]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[581].  "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[582].  "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[583]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[584].  "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[585]

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[586].  "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[587]

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[588]

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[589]

 

 

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[590].  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[591]

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[592]

 

 

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[593]

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[594]

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT

 

 

1.         AMELIUS de Rochefort .  "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"[595]m ---.  The name of Amelius's wife is not known.  Amelius & his wife had three children: 

a)         PONTIUS .  "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"[596]

b)         MARIE .  "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"[597]

c)         RAMNULF .  "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"[598]

2.         GEOFFROYm ALDEARDE, daughter of ---.  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[599]

a)         PIERRE .  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[600]

b)         other children .  "Gaufredus…frater meum…Amelium" donated property "michi ecclesiam qua est in villa Pruliaco in honore Sancti Petri constructam…alodus nobilissima matrone Agnetis et filiorum eius Ramnulfi, Isembarti, Petri, Gisleberti" to St Cyprien with the consent of "senioribus meis Ramnulfo Exclobart et Bernardo Roil" by charter dated [1080] subscribed by "Amelii…pro Gaufredi fratre suo, et uxoris eius Aldeardis et filii eorum Petri et omnium infantum eorum…"[601]

 

 

 

K.      SEIGNEURS de TALMONT

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] (-16 Oct [1049/54]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][602].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 16 Oct of "Guillelmus princeps, pitenciam duplicem"[603]m AMELINE, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[604].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] (-[1056/58]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][605]Seigneur de Talmont.  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[606].  "Willelmus minor" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "genitor meus" by charter dated 1056[607].  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[608].  A charter dated 1058 records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi, dicti etiam Calvi, Thallemontis princeps", Guillaume VII Duke of Aquitaine confirmed donations to Talmont by charter dated 1058[609]m MELISENDE, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[610].  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[611].  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

i)          AMELINE .  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[612]

b)         PEPIN (-[1056/58]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][613].  "Willelmus minor Thalemonensis castelli dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont founded by "patris mei" by charter dated to [1054], witnessed by "Pipinus frater meus, uxor mea Milescendis…"[614].  “Willelmus sæculari militiæ mancipatus” donated donated the church “Fontanas in Pictavensi pago inter Cursonem...et Talamontem...in honorem sanctæ Trinitatis” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “mei fratris...Pipini...et conjugis...Milisendis”, for the souls of “patris mei Willelmi matris...meæ Amelinæ”, by undated charter subscribed by “Willelmi, Pipini fratris eius, Abelinæ filiæ ipsius...[615].  A charter dated 1058 records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi, dicti etiam Calvi, Thallemontis princeps", Guillaume VII Duke of Aquitaine confirmed donations to Talmont by charter dated 1058[616]

c)         ASCELINE (-[1092]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][617].  A charter dated to [1058/74] records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi Calvi" who built "Talemontem castrum", their successor was "Kadelo" who married "eorum sororem…Ascelinam" and records his donations to Talmont abbey "cum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" as well as other donations[618].  "Domina Ascelina", on her deathbed, donated property to Talmont by charter dated to [1092][619]m CADELON, son of --- (-10 Aug [1074/76]).  Seigneur de Talmont

d)         [daughter .  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          CLARISEIA (-after [1112]).  A charter dated to [1112] records that "Domina Ascelina" had granted property to Talmont abbey, that "Bernardus…Meschinus", married to "Clariseiam nepotem Asceline", had unjustly retained possession, and that "Willelmus Bernardi et Clariseie filius miles" had wished to redonate the land on his deathbed, and that this was done by "Clariseia"[620]m BERNARD Meschin, son of ---.  Bernard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GUILLAUME (-[1112]).  A charter dated to [1112] records that "Domina Ascelina" had granted property to Talmont abbey, that "Bernardus…Meschinus", married to "Clariseiam nepotem Asceline", had unjustly retained possession, and that "Willelmus Bernardi et Clariseie filius miles" had redonated the land on his deathbed[621]

 

 

Four siblings: 

1.         CADELON (-10 Aug [1074/76])Seigneur de Talmont.  The Tabularius Vindocinense records that "miles…Cadolo dictus de Talamonte" claimed "medietatem ecclesiarum et decima de Olona" donated by "Agnes comitissa" to the monastery of Vendôme, recorded in a charter dated 1068[622].  The obituary of Talmont Abbey records the death 10 Aug of "Cadelo princeps"[623]m ASCELINE, daughter of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Talmont & his wife --- (-[1092]).  "Guillermus, Talemontis castri princeps et dominus" founded the abbey of Talmont, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Willelmi atque Pippini…cum filia mea Ascelina", by charter dated to [1049][624].  A charter dated to [1058/74] records that, after the deaths of "Willelmi et Pipini filiorum primi Willelmi Calvi" who built "Talemontem castrum", their successor was "Kadelo" who married "eorum sororem…Ascelinam" and records his donations to Talmont abbey "cum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" as well as other donations[625].  "Domina Ascelina", on her deathbed, donated property to Talmont by charter dated to [1092][626].  Cadelon & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] (-[1076/78]).  A charter dated to [1058/74] records donations by "Kadelocum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" to Talmont[627].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][628]

b)         PEPIN (-[1100/05]).  A charter dated to [1058/74] records donations by "Kadelocum uxore mea et filiis meis Willelmo et Pipino" to Talmont[629].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][630]Seigneur de Talmont.  An undated charter records donations to Marmoutier after “Normannus de Talemundo” died and “Pipinus [...filio Kadilonis] successit ei in honorem[631].  "Dominus Pipinus filius et heres domini Cadelonis" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey by "avunculus suus Willelmus" by charter dated to [1095][632]

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         NORMAN de Mourenel (-[1076/78]).  Nephew of Cadelon Seigneur de Talmont, the following charters suggest that he was accepted as Seigneur de Talmont during the minority of Cadelon’s sons after he died.  "Normannus de Mourenel" donated property to Talmont for the soul of "avunculi mei Cadelonis" by charter dated to [1076][633].  "Dominus Normannus" granted "terram de l’Espaut" to "suo homini Tetbaudo Bastardo", with the consent of "Willelmo atque Pipino filiis Kadelonis", for the soul of "Kadelonis patris eorum", by charter dated to [1076][634]

3.         [DODELIN .  It is not known whether his son Renaud’s relationship with Kadelon Seigneur de Talmont was through his father or his mother.  m ---.  The name of Dodelin’s wife is not known.]  Dodelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         RENAUD (-after [1084]).  "Rainaldus filius Dodelini" reached agreement with Talmont abbey regarding a donation, for the soul of "Kadelonis avunculi sui", by charter dated to [1094][635]

4.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Mauléon .  A charter dated to [1092/1115] records dispute between Talmont abbey and "Gaufridus de Malo Leone, nepos Kadelonis" over donations made for the soul of "domini Kadelonis avunculi sui"[636]

 

 

1.         GOSCELIN (-after [1112]).  Seigneur de Talmont.  No indication has been found in the primary sources so far consulted of the relationship, if any, between Pépin Seigneur de Talmont and Goscelin.  "Goscellinus dominus hujus castri [Talmont]" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey by "dominus Pipinus" by charter dated to [1105][637].  "Goscellinus Talemondi dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "filius meus Willelmus", by charter dated to [1112][638]m ---.  The name of Goscelin’s wife is not known.  Goscelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Lezay (-[1135]).  "Goscellinus Talemondi dominus" confirmed donations to Talmont abbey, with the consent of "filius meus Willelmus", by charter dated to [1112][639].  "Willelmus de Lezayaco Talemonensis castri dominus", on his deathbed, donated property to Talmont abbey by charter dated to [1135][640]

 

 

 

L.      SEIGNEURS de TONNAY-CHARENTE

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [I] de Tonnay-Charente .  He is named as the late father of Gauvin de Tonnay-Charente in the latter’s charter dated Apr 1230 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [I] & his [first] wife had two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY [II] de Tonnay-Charente ([1170/80]-before 1221).  The parentage of this person is confirmed by his son Hugues being named “nevou” of Gauvin de Tonnay-Charente, his younger brother (see below), in the latter’s charter dated Apr 1230 quoted below.  His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of the family. His name is confirmed by the petitions dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242 cited below.  No document has yet been found which records him in his own capacity.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUGUES de Tonnay-Charente (-[7 Sep 1232/Feb 1244]).  “Hugone de Tauniaco” donated “eleemosynariam in pago Alnisiensi” to Saintes by charter dated 1221[641].  “Nobile viro Hugone de Talniaco” donated the appointment of the prior of Trizay and rights “in bosco suo...le Chafer” to Chaise-Dieu by charter dated 1226[642]Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente.  “Aimeris Acharies et...” donated property to the Knights Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “sire Hugue de Taunai”, by charter dated Apr 1229[643].  “Gauvaings de Taunay-Charente chevaliers fils fahu Jofre daudit Taunay-Charente” donated property to the Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “Hugues seignor de ceo meisme Taunay mon nevou”, by charter dated Apr 1230 [Apr 1242 in heading, which is unexplained][644].  A charter dated [end Jun/early Jul] 1257 recalls donations made by “Hugone...D. de Talniaco super Carantonum” to Trizay priory in 1232[645].  “Hugo de Talniaco dominus Didonie et Talniacy” granted rights to “domus fratrum milicie templi des Espaux” by charter dated 7 Sep 1232[646]

ii)         GEOFFROY [III] de Tonnay-Charente ([1200/05]-after Jul 1253).  His family relationship with Hugues is confirmed by the charter dated [Feb] 1244 quoted below.  His birth date is estimated very approximately to test the chronology of the family.  Seigneur de Tonnay-Charente.  Geoffroy [brother of Hugues] donated rights to hunt game to Trizay priory by undated charter[647].  Seigneur de Didonne.  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III stating that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[648].  “Gaufridus de Talniaco dominus eiusdem loci et de Dydonnia” relinquished customary rights in the port of Royan, and a debt owed by “dominus Hugo de Talniaco defunctus quondam frater noster” to the citizens of Pons, in favour of “Reginaudo domino de Ponte” by charter dated [Feb] 1244, confirmed by charter dated [late Jan/early Feb] 1247[649].  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[650].  “Hue de Gaumant chatelain de Xaintes”, responsible for distributing the succession of feu…Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier”, assigns the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[651].  The extract of this document is evidently incomplete as it includes no reference to property distributed to other heirs.  m ([1225/30]) --- de Mauléon, daughter of SAVARY de Mauléon & his first wife Bellassez [de Pareds] (before [1215]-before 23 Mar [1250/51]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the following document which names her husband (on behalf of his daughters) as one joint heir of her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  A charter dated Jul 1253 records that (1) Alphonse Comte de Poitou et de Toulouse [Capet] notified “[Aymericus] vicecomes Thoarcensis et Aymericus de Rupe Cavardi [tunc valetus,] modo miles, ratione --- uxoris sue, et Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” that they could not claim “terram que fuit bone memorie Radulphi de [Malo Leone]” because "dictus Radulphus [non esset de legitimo] matrimonio natus" and therefore could only appoint his suzerain as his heir, and (2) that, after a long time (“post multum temporis”), “dictus vicecomes” [Aymery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars] renewed his application to succeed to the property except the dower of “Amabilis relicte bone memorie Savarici de Malo Leone” for her lifetime and that Alphonse agreed provided that Aimery [IX] compensated “dicto Aymerico de Rupe Cavardi ac filiabus Gaufridi de Talniaco predicti[652].  The date of her marriage is estimated very approximately to [1225/30] to test the chronology of the Tonnay-Charente family.  Her absence from Part (1) of this document suggests that she was deceased at the time and may have pre-deceased her half-brother Raoul de Mauléon.  Geoffroy & his wife had three or more children: 

(a)       JEANNE de Tonnay-Charente (-7 Jan 1264).  Her marriage and family origin are confirmed by the charter dated 1291 which records that her son "messire Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne d’Angles dame de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of his brother Foucaud[653].  Her parentage is confirmed precisely by the charter dated 30 Mar 1276 relating to the inheritance of Geoffroy de Tonnay chevalier” and records the part due to Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart à cause des enfants qu’il avait eus de son mariage avec dame Jeanne fille du dit feu Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente[654].  The estimated date of her marriage is suggested by her having given birth to eight children before she died as well as the estimated birth date of her husband.  “Aymeris viscons de Rochechechaward e Johana sa femme” transferred their part in the inheritance of [her maternal grandfather] “fau Savari de Meileon, ayné a mai Johene, e Ro son fil de Mauleon” to “li nobles homes Aymeris viscons de Thoarz”, part taken “chescun an après la mort Amable femme fau Savari de Mauleon”, referring to “la partie de iceles qui sont serors à moi Johana devant dite”, by charter dated Oct 1254[655].  Another version of the same document is inaccurate (“Aimeris viscons de Rochechouarde, et Johanna sa femme” sharing the inheritance of "feu Savary de Mauléon, aîné à moi Johan, as le fils de Mauléon dans quas choses, li nobles homos", naming “Aymeris viscons de Thouars, et de l’hommaige fait au camp de Poictiers...[656]).  Yet another summary of the same document also does not reflect the original: “Aimery Vicomte de Rochechouart et Jeanne de Mauléon sa femme” renounced rights in the succession of “Savary de Mauléon frère aîné de Jeanne et de Raoul fils de Savary” in favour of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Thouars, in return for annual income, by charter dated Oct 1254[657].  The problem with this charter is interpreting the correct meaning of the phrase “ayné a mai Johene”.  One possibility is that “ayné” indicates that Savary was the older brother of Jeanne, but this appears chronologically impossible if the date of Jeanne’s marriage is correctly estimated and considering that Savary’s father was deceased in [1212].  A more likely possibility is that “ayné” was intended to mean direct ancestor, similar to “aïeul”.  A third possibility is that words, elucidating the sense, were omitted from the document.  Loquet, in the late 19th century, indicated that Vicomte Aimery [IX] married firstly “Jeanne de Mauléon, sœur aînée de Savari [de Mauléon]”, of whom he was widower at the time of the Jul 1253 charter (see above under her mother)[658].  Considering the chronology of the Mauléon family this is impossible and presumably represents a misinterpretation of the phrase “ayné à mai Johene” in the Oct 1254 charter.  It is clear from the charters dated Jul 1253 and Oct 1254 that the same wife of Aimery is referred to: part (1) of the Jul 1253 charter shows that she was alive at the death of Raoul de Mauléon, Part (2) of the same document shows that she was still alive because her husband is not named on behalf of his children (in contrast to the case of Geoffroy de Tonnay-Charente), and the charter dated Oct 1254 records the Mauléon ancestry of Amaury’s living wife.  An epitaph records the death “in octavia Epiphaniæ” in 1263 (presumably O.S.) of "dominæ Johannæ de Tonsis super Charentam, vice-comitissa de Rupe-Cavardi"[659]m ([1251]) as his first wife, AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges (after [1225/28]-[Apr 1284/Dec 1288], bur Terzay). 

(b)       2 or more daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by the charter dated Jul 1253 which names their father “...Gaufridus de Talniaco miles pro filiabus suis” as potential joint heir of their maternal uncle Raoul de Mauléon[660]

(c)       [MARGUERITE de Tonnay-Charente .  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[661].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  m GEOFFROY de Thouars, son of ---.] 

iii)        MATHILDE de Tonnay-Charente (-after 19 Jun 1243).  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III and stated that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[662].  A charter dated 19 Jun 1243 ordered restitution to “Maud late the wife of Senebrun de la Sparr” of rent which “Geoffroy de Talneo” gave with her his daughter “in marriage to the said Senebrun[663]m SENEBRUN [III] Seigneur de Lesparre, son of AYQUELM-GUILHEM [II] Seigneur de Lesparre & his wife --- (-[25 May/2 Jun] 1242). 

b)         GAUVIN de Tonnay-Charente (-after 3 Jun 1242).  “Gauvaings de Taunay-Charente chevaliers fils fahu Jofre daudit Taunay-Charente” donated property to the Hospitallers at Fontsèche, with the consent of “Hugues seignor de ceo meisme Taunay mon nevou”, by charter dated Apr 1230 [Apr 1242 in heading][664].  “Geoffroi de Tonnay frère de Mathilde et Gauvin de Tonnay son oncle paternel” petitioned King Henry III and stated that “Geoffroi de Tonnay père de Mathilde” had given her dowry on her marriage to Sénébrun de Lesparre, dated 2 and 3 Jun 1242[665]

 

 

According to Blanchard, the following were seigneurs de Tonnay-Boutonne[666]

 

1.         RAOUL de Tonnay (-after 7 Apr 1206).  Seigneur de Tonnay.  “Radulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[667].  Seigneur de Luçon.  The testament of “Radulphus de Taunyaco miles et dominus Lucionensis”, dated 7 Apr 1206, bequeathed property to Boisgrolland[668]m ---.  The name of Raoul’s wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had three children: 

a)         RAOUL (-before 1217).  “Radulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[669].  “Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco eiusdem castri de Macheco et de Luciono domina” confirmed a settlement of a dispute between “Johannem de Alnisio hominem abbatis Lucionensis” and “fratres Mosse Judei...” concerning property “in manu avunculi mei nobilis viri Radulfi de Tauniaco junioris tunc temporis domini de Lucionio” acquired “tempore avi mei Radulfi de Tauniaco senioris”,  by charter dated 1217[670]

b)         GUILLAUME (-before 1217).  “Radulfus dominus Taunaici” confirmed the donation made by “Petrus Colez et uxor Petronilla” to Boisgrolland, with the consent of “Radulfi et Willelmi filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 1200[671]

c)         ELEONORE de Tonnay (-before 1217).  Heiress of Luçon.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which [her daughter] “Beatriz filia Bernardi de Macheco eiusdem castri de Macheco et de Luciono domina” confirmed a settlement of a dispute between “Johannem de Alnisio hominem abbatis Lucionensis” and “fratres Mosse Judei...” concerning property “in manu avunculi mei nobilis viri Radulfi de Tauniaco junioris tunc temporis domini de Lucionio” acquired “tempore avi mei Radulfi de Tauniaco senioris[672].  "Bernardus dominus Machecoli" donated property to the priory of Saint-Lazare near Machecoul, with the consent of "Aenord femme de Bernard, Raoul, Bernard et Béatrix ses enfants", by charter dated 1185[673]m BERNARD de Machecoul, son of RAOUL Seigneur de Rays & his wife Marie Talevat (-17 Mar [1212]). 

 

 

 

 

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[674]) and Père Anselme[675], 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[676], 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[677].  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[678].  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)[679].  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[680].  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, naming "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…" by charter dated to [970/86][681].  "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…"[682].  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[683], 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[684], 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[685].  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[686]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"[687]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[688].  "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)[689].  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][690]m AGNES [de Liveran], daughter of ---.  Père Anselme names "Agnes" as wife of "Géraud vicomte de Brosse" but cites no primary source[691].  Beauchet-Filleau states that Gérard Vicomte de Brosse married "Agnès de Liveran? (dit-on)", but cites no corresponding primary source[692].  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[693].  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"[694].  "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[695].  "Bernard vicomte de Brosse" confirmed donations to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1165[696]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[697].  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[698].  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[699]

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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[700]

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[701].  Beauchet-Filleau names "Bernard…Foulques…Guillaume, Guy…Garnier" as the children of Gérard Vicomte de Brosse and his wife, but cites no primary source[702]

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[703]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[704].  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[705]

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[706].  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[707]

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[708]

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"[709].  "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)[710]

 

 

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[711]Vicomte de Brosse.  “Bernardus vicecomes Brutie" swore homage to Philippe II King of France by charter dated Mar 1193 (maybe O.S.)[712]

m as her second husband, ALMODIS d'Angoulême, widow of AMANIEU [IV] Seigneur 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[713].  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[714], 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"[715].  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[716].  However, it is uncertain whether the second document relates to Amanieu [IV] Seigneur 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[717]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[718]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[719].  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[720].  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[721].  "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[722]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 PIERRE [II] de Preuilly & his wife Eléonore ---.   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[723].  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[724].  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" Seigneur de Lusignan, who was later Comte de La Marche [725].  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[726]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)[727].  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.  “Petrus de Monterabei” donated revenue “in pedagio Roche” to Merci-Dieu abbey, with the consent of “Josbertus de Guerchia frater meus, Aanor uxor mea, filii mei Eschivardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1201, witnessed by “de militibus: Giraudus vicecomes de Brocea nepos meus...Emericus de Rochachoart...[728].  "Géraud vicomte de Brosse" granted protection and exemptions to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1203[729].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" donated revenue Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1205[730].  "Vicecomes Brucie" donated a free man to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated May 1209[731].  "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[732].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" granted exclusive rights to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1220[733].  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[734].  Seigneur de Pareds.  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[735].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[736].  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[737].  "Geraldus vicecomes Bruciæ" relinquished rights over "Joanna filia Chavegau" to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1229[738].  "Geraldus vicecomes Brucie" donated serfs to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault, with the consent of "Hugonis et Petri filiorum meorum", by charter dated 1232[739].  "Giraldus vicecomes Brucie" relinquished rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1234[740].  Geraud Vicomte de Brosse acknowledged that taking meals at Saint-Benoît-du-Sault did not establish custom by charter dated 1237[741].  "G[eraudus] vicecomes Brucie" donated a serf to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated May 1239[742].  "Giraudus vicecomes Bruciæ" granted hunting rights to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 21 Jul 1239[743].  [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] (before 5 Dec 1227) [as her second husband,] BELLASSEZ [de Pareds], [repudiated wife of SAVARY de Mauléon,] daughter of [PIERRE de Pareds & his wife ---] (-after 17 Aug 1228).  "G. vicecomes Brociarum, dominus Pozaugiarum et domina Bellassatis uxor nostra" submitted disputes with the Templars to arbitration by charter dated 5 Dec 1227[744].  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)[745].  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of Gérard’s [second] wife with the wife of Savary de Mauléon has not been identified (although her unusual name is indicative).  If Beauchet-Fillau is correct, the chronology indicates that Bellassez was not the widow of her first husband, who must have repudiated her.  "G. vicecomes Brucie, dominus Alperusiensis et Bellasatis eius uxor" donated a serf to the Templars by charter dated 1228[746].  "G. vicecomes Brocearum, dominus Pozaugiarum et…Bellasatis uxor eius" abandoned rights to certain serfs to the Templars by charter dated 17 Aug 1228[747].  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[748].  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. 

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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[749]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[750]Vicomte de Brosse.  The testament of "Pierre vicomte de Brosse", extracted from the cartulary of Aubignac, is dated 1247[751]

 

 

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"[752].  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[753]

 

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[754].  "Guido de Brucia miles" relinquished rights in favour of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1238[755].  "Guido de Brucia domicellus" donated a serf to Saint-Benoît-du-Sault by charter dated 1240[756]

 

 

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[757].  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"[758].  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[759]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[760].  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[761].  She is not named by Père Anselme[762].  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[763]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[764]"Hugues vicomte de Brosse" granted permission to the abbey of Aubignac to make acquisitions in his fiefs by charter dated 1285[765]m [firstly] (before Apr 1256) 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[766].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1256 which records an agreement between “Robin de Bomez, Mahaut sa femme, Guiotte de Bomez leur sœur” and “Hugues vicomte de Brosse, Hugues et Roger ses enfans, Isabel et Marguerite leurs femmes” to divide the inheritance of Ebbo de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant, the former taking Boussac, Huriel and Vernois, the latter Châteaumeillant, la Roche, Preveranges and Bellefaye[767].  Thaumassière records that, in accordance with a provision in the Apr 1256 charter enabling Guyotte to request a new partition when she attained the age of majority, Châteaumeillant was transferred to the Bommiers family and Boussac and Huriel to Brosse[768].  [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[769].]  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[770].  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[771]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)[772]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[773].  "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[774]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[775].  Hélie & his wife had one child: 

(a)       daughter .  Père Anselme records her parentage and marriage, but cites no primary sources[776]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[777]

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[778]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[779].  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[780].  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[781]

 

 

 

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[782]

 

 

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[783].  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[784].  “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[785]

m (before Apr 1256) MARGUERITE de Déols, daughter of EBBO de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant & his wife --- (-after 1287).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1256 which records an agreement between “Robin de Bomez, Mahaut sa femme, Guiotte de Bomez leur sœur” and “Hugues vicomte de Brosse, Hugues et Roger ses enfans, Isabel et Marguerite leurs femmes” to divide the inheritance of Ebbo de Déols Seigneur de Châteaumeillant, the former taking Boussac, Huriel and Vernois, the latter Châteaumeillant, la Roche, Preveranges and Bellefaye[786].  Thaumassière records that, in accordance with a provision in the Apr 1256 charter enabling Guyotte to request a new partition when she attained the age of majority, Châteaumeillant was transferred to the Bommiers family and Boussac and Huriel to Brosse[787]

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[788]m firstly JEANNE de Saint-Vérain dame de Cesy, daughter of GUIBAUT de Saint-Vérain & 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[789]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[790]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[791]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. 

-         see below

v)        ISABELLE de Brosse m (before 1365) GUICHARD de Culant Seigneur de Dervant, son of GAUCELIN de Culant Seigneur de Saint-Amand & his wife --- (-1413). 

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

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[792].  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[793]

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 Pressigny (-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[794]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.  Letters dated 14 Feb 1453 record a claim by “Ioannes de Brossa miles dominus de Sancta Severa et Nicola de Britannia eius uxor” against “Ioannem Harpedenne militem dominum de Bellavilla et Ioannam de Britannia eius uxorem” concerning “terrarum et dominorum de Paluau, de Castromuri” as part of the succession of “defuncti Ioannis de Britannia comitis Pentheuriæ[795]

-        COMTES de PENTHIEVRE[796]

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.    CENTRAL POITOU

 

 

The following families were based on the area south of the town of Poitiers. 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS 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 Seigneur 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[797].  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[798]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"[799].  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"[800]

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"[801].  Deacon. 

 

 

1.         ABO de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Abo Cat Armar” as the father of “Jordanum qui fundavit Stirpense monasterium[802]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][803]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][804].  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][805].  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[806]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[807]

-         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[808].  “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][809]

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[810].  “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][811]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[812].  “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][813]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[814]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[815].  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[816]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[817].  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[818]

 

 

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[819]

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[820]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[821]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"[822].  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[823]

 

 

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[824].  "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"[825].  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[826].  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[827].  A manuscript genealogy names “Jordanum qui hoc donum fecit” as the son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis[828]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[829].  "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"[830]Seigneur 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[831]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[832].  A manuscript genealogy records that “Eschivat”, son of “Jordanum”, son of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis”, married “filia comitissæ Marchiæ[833].  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"[834].  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[835]Betrothed to ROBERT de Craon, son of RENAUD de Nevers Seigneur 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[836]

4.         BOSON de Chabanais .  A manuscript genealogy names “Ainardum et Bosonem” as the sons of “Jordanus Exbarrel, qui perrexit Jerosolymis...ex alia uxore[837]

 

 

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[838].  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"[839].  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.      SEIGNEURS 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"[840].  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"[841].  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[842], 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 Seigneur 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[843]

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"[844]Seigneur 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[845]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.   Seigneur 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"[846]Seigneur 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…"[847]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"[848].  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[849].  Ebles de Chabannes donated property to the abbey of Bonaigue, with the consent of "Ebles son fils", by charter dated to [1215][850]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][851]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"[852].  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[853].  King John issued an order to "Aymericus de Rupe Chiward Jordanus et Chiwardus de Chabbenes" dated 3 Aug 1214[854].  [Betrothed (30 Aug 1200, terminated before 14 Jul 1202) --- de Rochechouart, daughter of AIMERY [VII] [Vicomte] de Rochechouart & his wife --- ([1191/96]-[1202/04]).  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[855].  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[856].  The most likely explanation is 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 assumed that neither of these proposed marriages took place and that this heiress died childless in [1202/04] as another Aimery de Rochechouart (Aimery [IX], see below) 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.   Seigneur 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"[857].  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 (-after 18 Aug 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[858].  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"[859].  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[860].  "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[861].  "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[862]...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[863].  "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[864].  The testament of “Esquivatus comes Bigorræ dominus de Chabanez”, dated 18 Aug 1283, appointed “dominam Loram sororem meam” as his heir[865].  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"[866].  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"[867]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"[868].  "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[869].  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"[870]

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"[871].  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"[872].  The testament of “Esquivatus comes Bigorræ dominus de Chabanez”, dated 18 Aug 1283, appointed “dominam Loram sororem meam” as his heir[873].  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"[874].  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"[875].  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[876].  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[877].  “Raimundus vicecomes Turenæ miles” appointed “dominam Loram vicecomitissam Turenæ dominam de Chabanez aviam maternam prædictæ filiæ nostræ” as guardian of his daughter Marguerite by charter dated 11 Jun 1304[878]"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"[879]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 [VI] Vicomte de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [V] [Vicomte] de Turenne & his wife Alemande 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"[880]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"[881].  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 [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart"[882].  This cannot be correct as it is demonstrated satisfactorily in the document LIMOUSIN that Simon, son of Aimery [IX], 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" declared 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[883]"Feu Aimery de Rochechouart" in that document must be identified as Vicomte Aimery [XI], although in 1304 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 [XI], which means that he was a son of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart.  This possibility is hyperlinked, for easy reference, to "--- de Rochechouart, son of Aimery [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Alix de Mortemart".  However, the conclusion is unsatisfactory from a chronological point of view as the children of Aimery [IX] 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[884].  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 [XI] 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] Seigneur 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"[885].  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"[886].  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"[887].  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"[888]"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"[889]

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"[890].  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"[891]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"[892].  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"[893].  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"[894].  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"[895].  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"[896].  The testament of "Eschivatus dominus de Cabanasio miles" is dated "les octaves de saint Jean-Baptiste 1326"[897]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"[898]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"[899].  The testament of "Sibilla de Boussayo, uxor domini Eschivardi de Chabanesio milites" is dated "le jeudi avant la Saint-Mathieu 1325"[900].  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"[901].  The testament of "Jehanna de Cabanesio domina dicti loci de Cabanesio et Pousangiis" is dated "le mercredi avant la Sainte-Catherine 1387"[902]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"[903]"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"[904].  Dame de Chabanais et de Confolens.  m (contract 11 Dec 1304) SIMON Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [XI] 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[905].  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"[906]

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"[907]m (1284) as his first wife, RAYMOND [VII] Vicomte de Turenne, son of RAYMOND [VI] Vicomte de Turenne & his first wife Agassie de Pons ([28 Aug/Sep] 1276-Flanders 1304). 

 

 

 

C.      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…"[908]

 

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…"[909].  "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[910]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"[911].  "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[912].  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[913].  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…"[914]

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[915].  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…"[916]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[917].  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"[918]

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[919].  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…"[920]

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…"[921]

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[922]

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…"[923]

 

 

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][924]

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][925]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][926]

 

 

 

D.      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[927]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[928]

 

 

SIMON "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [VII] "le Brun" Seigneur 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][929]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[930].  "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][931]

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"[932].  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[933].  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[934]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[935].  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[936].  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[937].  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon de Lezay" is dated "le samedy après la Purification" in 1331 but cites no source[938].] 

-         see below

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

-        SEIGNEURS des MARAIS[939]

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[940]

 

 

The parentage and marriages of the following members of this family are shown by Père Anselme but he cites no corroborating primary sources[941]

 

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[942].  Père Anselme states that the testament of "Simon de Lezay" is dated "le samedy après la Purification" in 1331 but cites no source[943]

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[944]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[945]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[946]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 Seigneur de Couhé 1 Feb 1378, but cites no source[947]

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][948].  This last piece of information is found in Père Anselme, who cites no source either (see above)[949]m GEOFFREY Mortimer, son of ROGER [V] de Mortimer Earl of March & his wife Joan de Geneville (-[1372/5 May 1376]).] 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS 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"[950].  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" Seigneur 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[951]

 

 

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"[952], 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"[953]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"[954]Seigneur 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…"[955]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"[956], 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[957].  If "avunculo" in this document is interpreted strictly, Joscelin was the maternal uncle of Hugues.  Duguet suggests[958] 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[959].  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"[960]Seigneur de Lusignan

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HUGUES [IV] "le Brun" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [III] "le Blanc" Seigneur de Lusignan & his wife Arsende --- (-[1025/32]).  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugonis Bruni" as "castrum Liziniacum…domini" and son of "Hugonis Albi"[961]Seigneur de Lusignan.  "Ugo Liziniacensis domnus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1012/18], subscribed by "Arsendis matris eius"[962].  "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][963].  An undated charter, dated to [1030], records a final agreement between Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine and “Hugone Chiliarcum” [Hugues [IV] Seigneur de Lusignan] settling long-standing disputes (see below for a summary of the marriage negotiations for Hugues which formed part of settlement proposals)[964].  The document 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}.  It also records that Hugues [IV] died a year after his final agreement with Duke Guillaume.  Painter suggests that his death should be dated to some time between 1025 and 1032[965]

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"[966].  The naming of Audéarde'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] Seigneur 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[967].  There are indications of a plan for Hugues [IV] to marry --- de Thouars, daughter of Raoul [I] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Aremburgis [Aisceline] ---.  An undated charter, dated to [1030], records a final agreement between Guillaume V Duke of Aquitaine and “Hugone Chiliarcum” [Hugues [IV] Seigneur de Lusignan] settling long-standing disputes, reciting that “Savaricus...vicecomes” had taken from Hugues land which Duke Guillaume had granted, that after Savary’s death a settlement was proposed with “Radulfo fratri supra dicto mortuo” involving Hugues marrying “vicecomiti Radulfo...filiam eius”, that Duke Guillaume had counter-proposed that Hugues should receive "de castro Parteniaco Ioscelinus…honorem et mulierem eius", that after Raoul’s death a new agreement was reached “cum Josfredum vicecomite...nepos...Radulfo[968].  Imbert indicates that the marriage between Hugues [IV] and the daughter of Vicomte Raoul did take place[969].  However, it is unclear from the charter dated to [1030] that this is correct.  In any case, the dispute dragged on so long without resolution that it would not be surprising if Hugues had married another person in the meantime.  The conclusion is that there is no certainty that Audéarde, wife of Hugues [IV], was the daughter of Raoul [I] Vicomte de Thouars. 

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"[970].  "…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[971]Seigneur 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[972].  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"[973]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"[974].  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[975].  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 1110)The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Hugo" as son and successor of "Hugone Lizianici" & his wife[976]Seigneur 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…"[977].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that twin sons were born to "Hugo Pius de Liziniaco" & his wife[978], but it is not known whether the second son was Jourdain.  1060/78. 

c)         MELISENDE .  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the Chronique de Maillezais which records in 1118 “V Id Aug” that “comes [Willelmus]” fought “Symone Partenacensi et avunculo suo Ugone” [presumably indicating Hugues [VII] Seigneur de Lusignan, who would have been Simon [II]’s first cousin][979].  The primary source which confirms her name has not been identified.  m SIMON [I] 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"[980].  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[981]

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"[982].  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 Seigneurs 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"[983].] 

 

 

HUGUES [VI] "le Diable" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Seigneur 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[984].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent records that twin sons were born to "Hugo Pius de Liziniaco" & his wife[985]Seigneur de Lusignan et de Couhé.  "Hugonis de Liziniaco" subscribed the charter dated [1058/68] of "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus"[986].  "Ugo Lezinonensis" renounced rights over lands of Saint-Maixent by charter dated 10 Mar 1069[987].  "Hugo de Leziniaco" recognised himself as vassal of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 10 Mar 1069[988].  "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…"[989].  "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][990].  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][991].  Guillaume III Comte de Poitou restored "ecclesiam beati Georgii...in Oleronis insula" to Vendôme monastery by charter dated 10 Dec 1096, subscribed by "...Hugo de Liziniaco..." (signing first among the lay witnesses, presumably indicating his age or seniority)[992].  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"[993], 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[994].  "Vetulus et filius eius Rorgo" recognised themselves as vassals of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 1106[995].  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"[996], 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 Orengarde 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][997].  “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[998]

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][999].  "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][1000]Seigneur 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[1001].  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])[1002].  "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][1003].  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."[1004].  “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[1005].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Hugo de Lizeniaco…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[1006].  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][1007].  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."[1008].  "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][1009].  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[1010]Seigneur 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[1011].  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[1012]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."[1013].   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][1014]

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][1015]

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][1016]

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][1017].  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[1018]

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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[1019].  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][1020].  "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"[1021]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"[1022].  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"[1023].  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[1024].  "Simon Brunus, Rorgo et Galerandus fratres eius" witnessed a donation by "Hugo Brunus dominus Lizinniaci" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1167][1025]

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[1026].  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][1027].  "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][1028].  "Vetulus et filius eius Rorgo" recognised themselves as vassals of Saint-Maixent for the lands held from the abbey by charter dated 1106[1029]

3.         YOLANDE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m AIMERY de Pérusse Seigneur 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[1030].  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" Seigneur 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[1031].  “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[1032]Seigneur 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…"[1033].  "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[1034].  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[1035].  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[1036].  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[1037].  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"[1038].  According to Edbury, he never regained his freedom[1039]

m (before 1147) BOURGOGNE de Rancon, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon Seigneur 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[1040].  Painter states that her marriage portion was the castle of Vouvant[1041].  "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…"[1042]

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…"[1043].  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"[1044].  "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[1045].  "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][1046].  "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"[1047]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[1048].  [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"[1049].  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"[1050].  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[1051].  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"[1052].  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 Seigneur de LusignanComte de la Marche: "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[1053].  "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[1054]

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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[1055]

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[1056], 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"[1057].  "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"[1058], although the editor of the Monumenta Germanica series states that the place was "Issoudun, départ. Indre"[1059].  Painter states that Exoudun was "a village to the southeast of St Maixent"[1060].  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[1061].  "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[1062], 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[1063].  The same passage is given by Roger of Hoveden[1064].  "Hugo Brun com March et Rad com Augi" swore homage to John King of England, dated 28 Jan 1200[1065].  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"[1066]

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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…"[1067]

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…"[1068].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufridum, Henricum regem Cypri et Guidonem regem Ierosolimorum" as brothers of "Hugo de Lisegnen"[1069].  "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][1070].  "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"[1071].  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[1072].  With his brother Guy, he rebelled against Henry II King of England, his suzerain in Poitou, in 1173[1073].  Ralph de Diceto’s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1188 that “Gaufridus de Liziniaco” killed “familiarissimum Ricardum comitem[1074].  "Gaufridus de Lezeniaco, Aimericus, regius conestabulus…" subscribed the charter dated 19 Nov 1189 under which "Guido rex Hierosolymitanus" confirmed privileges to the Pisans[1075].  Brother of Guy King of Jerusalem, he took part in the attack on Acre led by his brother in 1189[1076].  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[1077].  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[1078].  "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[1079].  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[1080].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death in 1216 of "Gaufre de Lesina"[1081]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"[1082].  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"[1083].  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[1084].  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[1085].  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"[1086].  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[1087].  "Gaufridus de Lezigniaco vicecomes Castri Ayraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated Mar 1228[1088].  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[1089].  “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[1090].  “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[1091].  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[1092]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[1093].  "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"[1094].  "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[1095].  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"[1096]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[1097].  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[1098].  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[1099].  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[1100].  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[1101]

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 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 being buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1102].  Seigneur de Mouchamps.  [m firstly ---.  Guillaume’s daughter Valence is not named as one of the heirs of Savary de Mauléon in the various documents concerning the dispute between his heirs which followed his death and the death of his son Raoul.  This suggests that Valence was born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of Guillaume de Lusignan.  The dates of death recorded for Guillaume and his known wife Marquise de Mauléon excludes a second marriage after Guillaume’s death.]  m [secondly] MARQUISE de Mauléon, daughter of SAVARY de Mauléon & his first wife Bellassez [de Pareds] (-[1230/26 Jul 1231], bur Abbaye de la Grénetière).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  1226/30.  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 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 being buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1103].  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[1104].  Guillaume & his [first] wife had one child: 

i)          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.  As noted above, her absence from the documents relating to the succession of the Mauléon family suggests that Valence was not the daughter of Marquise de Mauléon.  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[1105].  “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[1106].  “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[1107].  "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[1108]m (before Sep 1248) HUGUES [II] l’Archévêque Seigneur de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME [V] l’Archëvêque Seigneur de Parthenay & his wife Amable de Rancon (-11 Apr 1271). 

Guillaume & his [second] wife had one child: 

ii)         GUILLAUME de Lusignan (-young, bur Abbaye de la Grénetière).  Farcinet cites a charter dated 1230 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 being buried in the abbey of la Grénetière[1109].  

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…"[1110].  "…Petrus de Lezignan…" subscribed a charter dated Dec 1174 under which Raymond Count of Tripoli donated property to the Knights Hospitallers[1111], 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"[1112].  "…Aimericus de Lisenian…" subscribed a charter dated 13 Dec 1174 under which Baudouin IV King of Jerusalem donated property to the Knights Hospitallers[1113], 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[1114].  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[1115].  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[1116].  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[1117].  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[1118].  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[1119].  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[1120].  "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"[1121].  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"[1122].  William of Tyre names him son of "Hugonis Bruni" when recording his arrival in Palestine in [1179] and marriage[1123].  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[1124].  "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[1125].  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[1126].  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[1127].  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[1128].  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[1129].  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[1130].  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[1131].  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[1132], 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[1133].  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[1134].  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[1135], 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[1136].  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[1137].  The Chronicle of Amadi records the death in 1194 of "Guido de Hierusalem" and his burial in "la madre chiesia di Nicossia"[1138]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[1139]).  This marriage was proposed by Amaury de Lusignan, older brother of her future husband, who was her mother's lover[1140].  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"[1141].  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[1142].  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"[1143].  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[1144]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de VIVONNE

 

 

The town of Vivonne lies south of Poitiers, along the road towards Angoulême.  I am grateful to Margaret Schooling for her help in preparing the reconstruction of this family and providing copies of primary source material where shown below. 

 

 

1.         JOSCELIN [I] de Vivonne (-[1025/30]).  The manuscript, entitled "Conventus inter Comitem et Ugonem" by Besly, 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[1145]m [ROSCA, daughter of ---.  Duguet suggests[1146] 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[1147].  Joscelin & his wife had one child: 

a)         son .  Painter states that Joscelin’s son was "the ancestor of the house of Vivonne" and retained "actual command of the castle" after the arrangement with his first cousin Hugues [IV] de Lusignan, but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1148]

2.         [ARSENDE] .  If "avunculo" is interpreted strictly in the document quoted above, Joscelin de Vivonne was the maternal uncle of Hugues [IV] de Lusignan.  "Ugo Liziniacensis domnus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated to [1012/18], subscribed by "Arsendis matris eius"[1149], although it is not known with certainty that this document relates to her son Hugues [IV].  m HUGUES [III] "Albus" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [II] "Carus/le Cher" de Lusignan & his wife --- (-[1012]). 

 

 

1.         JOSCELIN [II] de Vivonne (-before 1076).  "Joscelinus et filius meus Hugo" donated "mei juris ancillam Constantiam" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed by "uxor mea atque liberi", by charter dated to [1059/68][1150]m ---.  The name of Joscelin’s wife is not known.  Joscelin [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGUES de Vivonne (-before 1076).  "Joscelinus et filius meus Hugo" donated "mei juris ancillam Constantiam" to Saint-Maixent, confirmed by "uxor mea atque liberi", by charter dated to [1059/68][1151].  Hugues presumably died before his brother Boso confirmed the donation by charter dated 1076 (see below).  same person as…?  HUGUES .  "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…"[1152]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUGUES .  "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][1153]

ii)         BARTHOLOME .  "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][1154]

iii)        GERAUD .  "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][1155]

b)         BOSON de Vivonne .  "Boso filius Joscelini de Vivedona" confirmed the donation by "pater eius" of "femina…Constantia" to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 1076[1156]

 

 

1.         CADELO [Chalo] de Vivonne (-before 1 Jul 1128).  "Chalonem patrem Helyæ" is named in the charter dated 1 Jul 1128 under which Guillaume Adelelme Bishop of Poitou confirmed the sentence of excommunication by Pope Calixtus II against "Helyam de Vicoveone" for having usurped land from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, implying that he had died before the date of the excommunication[1157]m ---.  The name of Cadelo’s wife is not known.  Cadelo & his wife had one child: 

a)         HELIE de Vivonne (-after 1 Jul 1128).  Seigneur de VivonneGuillaume Adelelme Bishop of Poitou confirmed the sentence of excommunication by Pope Calixtus II against "Helyam de Vicoveone" for having usurped land from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, by charter dated 1 Jul 1128, which names "Chalonem patrem Helyæ" and refers to but does not name Hélie’s wife[1158].  The bishop of Poitiers confirmed an agreement between the abbey of Nouaillé and "Helias de Vicvebona uxoris sue favente consilio" concerning "molendino…in aqua Vintriac" by charter dated to [1124/40], subscribed by "Helie, uxoris eius Margarite"[1159]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1 Jul 1128).  Hélie’s wife is referred to, but not named, in the charter dated 1 Jul 1128 under which Guillaume Adelelme Bishop of Poitou confirmed the sentence of excommunication by Pope Calixtus II against "Helyam de Vicoveone" for having usurped land from Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers[1160].  The bishop of Poitiers confirmed an agreement between the abbey of Nouaillé and "Helias de Vicvebona uxoris sue favente consilio" concerning "molendino…in aqua Vintriac" by charter dated to [1124/40], subscribed by "Helie, uxoris eius Margarite"[1161]

 

2.         HUGUES de Vivonne .  "Willelmus de Cursay et Ugo de Vivione…" subscribed the charter dated to [1147/82] under which "Isembartus de Cella…" donated "terram de Baitrec" to Nouaillé[1162]

 

 

Two brothers, parents not yet identified: 

1.         AIMERY de Vivonne [en Poitou] (-before 16 Mar 1247).  Seigneur de Vivonne.  A charter dated 16 Mar 1247 records an agreement between Alphonse de France Comte de Poitou and Jean Bishop of Poitiers relating to the property held by "Aymericus de Vivonia miles defunctus" held from the bishop, concluding that half would go to "Hugoni de Viviona militi vel filiis suis, seu alicui de parentela eiusdem Hugonis"[1163].  

2.         HUGUES de Vivonne ([1180/90]-1249).  His relationship to Aimery de Vivonne is confirmed by the 28 Apr 1248 licence granted by Henry III King of England to his son "William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona" to go to Poitou and acquire lands inherited from "Emery de Vivona, uncle of the said William"[1164].  King John granted "totam terram que fuit Willelmi Malet" to "Hug de Vivon" by order dated 20 Dec 1215[1165].  Henry III King of England ordered "Petro de Maulay" to release "Hugoni de Vivone…" from custody dated 25 Dec 1216[1166].  Constable of Bristol.  "Miles Hugo de Vivenia" wrote to Henry III King of England in Feb 1220 promising to surrendere "barton Bristolliæ" to the earl of Gloucester in return for the income promised for the maintenance of the castle[1167].  "…Hugo de Vivona…" witnessed a document dated 25 Aug 1223[1168].  Seneschal of Gascony [before Aug] 1233.  A letter from Henry III King of England to the mayor and commune of Bordeaux, dated 9 Aug 1233, ordered them to pay money to "fideli nostro Hugoni de Vivonia senescallo nostro Wasconiæ"[1169].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted "the manor of Chiweton, late of William Martel…" dated 8 Aug 1235[1170].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted rights "in his demesne lands at Westkinton" dated 28 Nov 1240[1171].  King Henry III granted scutage from the abbot of Glastonbury to "Hugoni de Vivonia", dated 1242[1172].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted "land in Corston late of Henry de [Sancto] Hyllario" dated 22 Sep 1246[1173].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted rights "in his demesne lands in the manor of Chiweton, and in Northon and Weleton" dated 12 Nov 1246[1174].  A charter dated 16 Mar 1247 records an agreement between Alphonse de France Comte de Poitou and Jean Bishop of Poitiers relating to the property held by "Aymericus de Vivonia miles defunctus" held from the bishop, concluding that half would go to "Hugoni de Viviona militi vel filiis suis, seu alicui de parentela eiusdem Hugonis"[1175].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted "custody of the manor of Ludeton" dated 1 Feb 1248[1176].  "Hugh de Vivonia" was granted "a yearly fair at his manor of Midsomeres Norton" dated 1 Aug 1248[1177]m (before 18 Nov 1223) as her second husband, MABEL Malet, widow of NICHOLAS Avenell, daughter of WILLIAM Malet & his [first wife ---].  Her second marriage is confirmed by an order dated 18 Nov 1223 placing "in respite…the demand…from Hugh de Vivonne…for the debt that William Malet, father of the wife of Vivon, owed the king"[1178].  Hugues & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus" (-22 May 1259).  His parentage is confirmed by the 28 Apr 1248 licence granted by Henry III King of England to "William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona" to go to Poitou and acquire lands inherited from "Emery de Vivona, uncle of the said William"[1179]Seigneur de Vivonne

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b)         SIBYLLE de Vivonne (-before 1316).  Corton escheated to the king from Henry de Saint Hilaire, a Norman, and in 1246 was granted to "Hugh de Vivonia, who settled it in frank-marriage upon his daughter Sibyl, wife of Anselm de Gurney and sister of William de Fortibus"[1180].  The Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 include a record that "Henry de Saint Leyre, uncle of Peter" was seised of land in "Corfton" previously held by "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl", and the latter couple "came and vouched to warrant Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus"[1181]m (1246) ANSELM de Gournay, son of ROBERT de Gournay & his wife Hawise de Longchamp (-before 28 Oct 1286). 

c)         HUGUES de Vivonne (-killed Wales [8] Sep [1257/59]).  "Hugh son of Hugh de Vivonia" was granted "lands…in Sellinges" dated 25 Jan 1248[1182].  Henry III King of England granted the right to a market "apud manerium suum de Wekintona in comitatu Wiltesire" to "Hugoni de Vivonia", dated 1254[1183].  The fact that Hugues must have been one of his father’s younger sons is indicated by the order dated 1253 which "Willielmo de Fortibus filio et heredi Hugonis de Vivona, de tempore quo idem Hugo fuit vicecomes Regis Sumerseti et Dorseti"[1184].  King Henry III granted "Petro Chaceporc" property of "Hugoni de Vivona et Savarico fratri eius", dated 1254[1185].  "Petro Chaceporc" is described as "thesaurario" in other documents in the same source, so presumably this grant was related to a religious donation.  An undated writ, endorsed "28 Hen III" (which must be incorrect, see the next document), after the death of "Hugh de Vivona" assigns one part of "West Kyngton manor" to "Petronilla late the wife of the said Hugh" and two parts to the king[1186].  A witness testified "9 July, 1 Edw I" that "John son of Hugh de Vyvon" was born "at Sellyng in co. Kent of Petronilla de Vyvonia on Whitsunday 36 Henry III" and that "the said John’s father was killed in Wales about the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary fifteen years ago, and then the said John was six years old"[1187]m PETRONILLA, daughter of ---.  An undated writ, endorsed "28 Hen III" (which must be incorrect, see the next document), after the death of "Hugh de Vivona" assigns one part of "West Kyngton manor" to "Petronilla late the wife of the said Hugh" and two parts to the king[1188].  A witness testified "9 July, 1 Edw I" that "John son of Hugh de Vyvon" was born "at Sellyng in co. Kent of Petronilla de Vyvonia on Whitsunday 36 Henry III" and that "the said John’s father was killed in Wales about the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary fifteen years ago, and then the said John was six years old"[1189].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

i)          JOHN de Vivonne (Selling, Kent May [1252]-before 16 Oct 1315).  A witness testified "9 July, 1 Edw I" that "John son of Hugh de Vyvon" was born "at Sellyng in co. Kent of Petronilla de Vyvonia on Whitsunday 36 Henry III"[1190].  A writ dated "16 Oct, 8 Edw II" names the heirs of "John de Vivonia" as "Peter son of Reginald aged 30, son and heir of Joan de Vyvonia, one of the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus, uncle of the said John, and Cecily de Bello Campo aged 40, another of the daughters and heirs of the said William"[1191]

d)         SAVARY [I] de Vivonne (-after 29 Apr 1264).  King Henry III granted "Petro Chaceporc" property of "Hugoni de Vivona et Savarico fratri eius", dated 1254[1192]

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GUILLAUME de Vivonne "de Fortibus", son of HUGUES de Vivonne & his wife Mabel Malet (-22 May 1259).  King Henry III confirmed the service of "Willielmo de Vivona…v militum", dated 1242[1193].  His parentage is confirmed by the 28 Apr 1248 licence granted by Henry III King of England to "William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona" to go to Poitou and acquire lands inherited from "Emery de Vivona, uncle of the said William"[1194]Seigneur de Vivonne.  "William le Fort son of Hugh de Vivonia" donated revenue from "his manors of Cheuton, Norton, Welweton, Shipton and Dunden, co Somerset" to Bristol St Augustine, confirmation dated 2 Apr 1252[1195].  An order dated 1253 relates to "Willielmo de Fortibus filio et heredi Hugonis de Vivona, de tempore quo idem Hugo fuit vicecomes Regis Sumerseti et Dorseti"[1196].  "Guillelmus dictus Fortis, miles, dominus de Viveonia" confirmed property ceded by the canons of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 10 Feb 1257[1197].  A charter dated 1257 confirmed rights of usage held by "Guillelmus Fortis, miles, dominus de Viveonia" in the woods of Champagné-Saint-Hilaire[1198].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, the eldest to Ingram, to Peter the marriage of "one of the remaining three as he shall choose", to Imbert the marriage of "one of the remaining two as he shall choose", and to "Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro…the marriage of the remaining one", and if "they will not take these daughters as wives, Maud de Kyme, their mother, shall have preference over others if she shall wish to buy the said marriages"[1199].  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[1200]

m ([30 Jul 1248/26 May 1250]) as her second husband, MATILDA de Ferrers, widow of SIMON de Kyme of Kyme, daughter of WILLIAM de Ferrers Earl of Derby & his first wife Agnes of Chester (-11 Mar 1299).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Agnes, secunda Isabella, tertia Matilda, quarta Sibilla, quinta Johanna, sexta Alianora, septima Agatha" as the seven daughters of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife "quarta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Sibilla", adding that the third daughter "Matilda de Kyme" married "Almarico de Rupe Edwardi" by whom she was mother of "Johanna de Vynon, Cecilia de Bellocampo, Sibilla nupta Almarico de Archiaks in Piganra"[1201], although these named children were born from her second marriage which is not mentioned in this source.  The Annals of Ireland record that “Sibilla comitissa de Ferreys” had seven daughters (in order) “septima, Matildis de Kyme, domina de Carbry…[1202].  A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family records that “Symon de Kyma”, son of “Philippus de Kyma [et] Agnetem Waleys”, married "Matildam de Ferrars"[1203].  Her first marriage is confirmed, and her second marriage, suggested by the 30 Jul 1248 grant by Henry III King of England to "William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona" of the marriage of "Maud late the wife of Simon de Kyma"[1204].  A charter dated 26 May 1250 records the restoration of property, granted to "Margaret Countess of Lincoln", to "William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king’s custody, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife"[1205].  She married thirdly (contract 28 Apr 1264) as his second wife, Aimery [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart.  "Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[1206]

Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

1.         JEANNE de Vivonne ([1250/52]-1 Jun 1314[1207]).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Johanna de Vynon, Cecilia de Bellocampo, Sibilla nupta Almarico de Archiaks in Piganra" as children of "Matilda de Kyme" third daughter of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife[1208], although the other sources quoted below show that these children were born from Matilda’s second marriage not her third.  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[1209].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, the eldest to Ingram[1210].  The fact of her first marriage is confirmed by the grant, 10 Oct 1262, of the marriage of "the eldest daughter and one of the heirs of William de Fortibus, late the wife of Ingram de Percy" to Queen Eleanor[1211]"Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[1212].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1213].  Inquisitions following a writ dated 5 May "14 Edw I" following the death 5 May of "Reginald son of Peter” name “John his son aged 30 and more [...aged 28] is his next heir...Joan his wife who survives him[1214].  Edward I King of England granted, 15 Dec 1290, "letters to Joan de Vivonia, going beyond the seas, nominating Henry de Somery and Roger de Essex her attorneys for one year"[1215], which suggests that her second husband had died and that Jeanne had subsequently settled in England.  Edward I King of England granted, 4 Jul 1300, a licence for "Joan, late the wife of Reginald son of Peter" to grant the manor of Chuyton to "Peter son of Reginald"[1216].  Edward I King of England granted, 4 Jul 1300, a licence for "Joan, late the wife of Reginald son of Peter" to grant the manor of Chuyton ("being her share of the inheritance of William de Fortibus") to "Peter son of Reginald"[1217].  Her parentage and third marriage are confirmed by, firstly, a  licence granted by the sheriff of Bedford 10 Jun 1304 for "Joan, late the wife of Reginald son of Peter" to grant part of the manor of Luyton "being her purparty of the inheritance of Matilda de Kyme her mother" to "Reginald son of Peter", and a licence granted by the sheriff of Somerset 20 Jun 1304 for "Joan, late the wife of Reginald son of Peter" to grant part of the manor of Midsummer Norton "her purparty of the inheritance of William de Fortibus her father" to "Reginald son of Reginald"[1218].  A licence dated 1 Oct 1310 permitted "Joan de Vivonia" to grant parts of the manor of Oarbry, Ireland to "Reginald son of Reginald"[1219]m firstly (1262) INGRAM de Percy of Dalton Percy, son of WILLIAM de Percy & his second wife Ellen de Balliol (-before 24 Oct 1262).  m secondly (contract 28 Apr 1264, before 15 Jul 1269) AIMERY [XII] de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his first wife Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente (-before 1280).  m thirdly as his second wife, REYNOLD FitzPiers, son of PIERS FitzHerbert & his wife Alice --- (-4/5 May 1286). 

2.         SIBYLLE de Vivonne ([1252/53]-after 2 Jul 1306).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Johanna de Vynon, Cecilia de Bellocampo, Sibilla nupta Almarico de Archiaks in Piganra" as children of "Matilda de Kyme" third daughter of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife[1220], although the other sources quoted below show that these children were born from Matilda’s second marriage not her third, and that the name of the second daughter’s husband is recorded incorrectly.  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[1221].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, to Imbert the marriage of "one of the remaining two as he shall choose", and to "Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro…the marriage of the remaining one"[1222]"Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" and the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlion" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father’s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[1223].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1224].  Her marriage is confimed by a petition to the king dated to [1281] by "Peter de St Hillare" relating to land at Corston, Somerset which names "Aunsel de Gunney, Sibyl wife of Aunsel de Gunney, Reginald father of Aunsel de Gunney, Joan wife of Reginald de Gunney, Guy de Rochicheward, Sibyl wife of Guy de Rochicheward, John de Beauchamp, Cecily wife of John de Beauchamp, Fulk de Archiake, Mabel wife of Fulk de Archiake, William de Forz"[1225]m (contract 28 Apr 1264) GUY de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [XI] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his first wife Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente (-after Jan 1304). 

3.         MABILE de Vivonne ([1254/55]-).  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[1226].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, to Imbert the marriage of "one of the remaining two as he shall choose", and to "Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro…the marriage of the remaining one"[1227].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1228].  Her marriage is confimed by a petition to the king dated to [1281] by "Peter de St Hillare" relating to land at Corston, Somerset which names "Aunsel de Gunney, Sibyl wife of Aunsel de Gunney, Reginald father of Aunsel de Gunney, Joan wife of Reginald de Gunney, Guy de Rochicheward, Sibyl wife of Guy de Rochicheward, John de Beauchamp, Cecily wife of John de Beauchamp, Fulk de Archiake, Mabel wife of Fulk de Archiake, William de Forz"[1229]m FOUCAUD d’Archiac, son of AYMAR Seigneur d’Archiac & his wife Marguerite de Rochechouart. 

4.         CECILE de Vivonne ([1256/57]-Stoke under Hamden 10 Jan 1320[1230]).  The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Johanna de Vynon, Cecilia de Bellocampo, Sibilla nupta Almarico de Archiaks in Piganra" as children of "Matilda de Kyme" third daughter of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife[1231], although the other sources quoted below show that these children were born from Matilda’s second marriage not her third.  An undated writ, after the death of "William de Fortibus", names "his four daughters, Joan aged 8 years and 5 weeks, viz on Wednesday the feast of St ---, Sibyl aged 6, Mabel aged 4, and --- aged 2, are his heirs" and lists manors in Dorset[1232].  Henry III King of England granted, 2 Aug 1259, "the wardship of the lands late of William de Fortibus" to "Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauuvent and Imbert de Muntferaunt" and the marriages of the deceased’s four daughters, to Peter the marriage of "one of the remaining three as he shall choose" (10 March 1262 = Cecily)[1233].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Somersetshire Pleas for 15 Jul 1269 which include a record that "Aunsell de Gurnay and his wife Sibyl" warranted "Emery de Roche Chaward, son of Emery de Roche Chaward, and Joan his wife, Sibyl, Mabel and Cecily, the daughters and heirs of William de Fortibus" relating to land in "Corfton"[1234].  Her marriage is confimed by a petition to the king dated to [1281] by "Peter de St Hillare" relating to land at Corston, Somerset which names "Aunsel de Gunney, Sibyl wife of Aunsel de Gunney, Reginald father of Aunsel de Gunney, Joan wife of Reginald de Gunney, Guy de Rochicheward, Sibyl wife of Guy de Rochicheward, John de Beauchamp, Cecily wife of John de Beauchamp, Fulk de Archiake, Mabel wife of Fulk de Archiake, William de Forz"[1235].  Inquisitions dated "Wednesday before Christmas Day 12 Edw I" following the death of "John de Bello Campo” name “John his son aged 10 on the feast of St James 11 Edw I is his next heir...Cecily late the wife of the said John...one of the sisters [mistake for daughters] and heirs of William de Fortibus[1236]m (1273 or before) JOHN de Beauchamp of Hatch Beauchamp, son of ROBERT de Beauchamp of Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset & his wife Alice de Mohun (before 1249-Hatch 24 Oct 1283, bur Stoke under Hamden[1237]). 

 

 

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

 

SAVARY [I] de Vivonne, son of HUGUES de Vivonne & his wife Mabel Malet (-1264)Seigneur de Vivonne.  Henry III King of England granted revenue to "Savarico de Vivona", dated 1254[1238].  King Henry III granted "Petro Chaceporc" property of "Hugoni de Vivona et Savarico fratri eius", dated 1254[1239]"Savary de Vivonne chevalier" transferred to "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart" all the rights of "les filles de feu messire Guillaume de Vivonne seigneur de Fors, dont il avoit la garde et tutelle" in "la châtellenie et toute la terre de Vivonne" by charter dated Dec 1264[1240]

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

Savary [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Vivonne (-after 18 Feb 1290).  "Hugo de Vivonia miles et Savaricus de Vivonia valetus, fratres" sold revenue to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 18 Feb 1290[1241]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         SAVARY [II] de Vivonne (-[1302]).  Seigneur de Bougoin (near La Crèche, 79).  m as her first husband, ESCHIVE Dame de Thors, daughter of EBLES de Rochefort Seigneur de Thors & his wife Aenor Chabot (after 1270-after 1307).  A charter dated to [1297] records that “dominus Esblo de Rupeforti dominus de Torcio” swore homage to the bishop of Angoulême, that after his death “Eblo junior filius suus” swore homage, and after the death of the latter “dominus Savaricus de Vivaona miles” who had married “sororem dicti Eblonis junioris[1242].  She married secondly Maurice [IV] de Belleviell-Montaigu (-1303).  Savary [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          SAVARY [III] ([1300]-1367).  Seigneur de Thors, de La Faye et d’Aubigny.  Seneschal de Toulouse. 

-         see below

ii)         EBLES ([1302]-1345).  m JEANNE de Mortagne, daughter of ---.  Ancestors of the Seigneurs d’Oulmes. 

b)         [JEANNE (-after 1273).  m GUYON du Puy du Fou, son of PHILIPPE du Puy du Fou & his wife Isabelle de Parthenay.] 

2.         SAVARY (-after 18 Feb 1290).  "Hugo de Vivonia miles et Savaricus de Vivonia valetus, fratres" sold revenue to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 18 Feb 1290[1243]

3.         daughter (-1260 or after).  Père Anselme refers to an unspecified source which confirms that she was living in 1260[1244]m ([1238]) SIMON [III] Seigneur de Lezay, son of [SIMON [II] Seigneur de Lezay & his wife ---] (-after 1253). 

 

 

SAVARY [III] de Vivonne, son of SAVARY [II] de Vivonne Seigneur de Bougoin & his wife Eschive Dame de Thors ([1300]-1367)Seigneur de Thors, de La Faye et d’Aubigny.  Seneschal de Toulouse. 

m MATHILDE de Clisson Dame des Essarts, daughter of OLIVIER [III] de Clisson Seigneur de Clisson & his wife Isabeau de Craon.  

Savary [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         SAVARY [IV] de Vivonne ([1323]-1351).  m MARIE de Chasteigner Dame de La Guerche, daughter of --- (-[1407]).  Savary [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         RENAUD [I] de Vivonne ([1340]-after 1392).  Seigneur de Thors, des Essarts, de La Faye et d’Aubigny.  Seneschal de Poitou.  m (1353) CATHERINE d’Ancenis Dame d’Esnandes, daughter of GEOFFROY d’Ancenis baron d’Ancenis & his wife Blanche d’Avaugour (-1384).  Renaud [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          SAVARY [V] de Vivonne ([1355]-1396).  Seigneur de Thors, des Essarts et d’Esnandes.  m (1380) as her first husband, JEANNE d’Aspremont Dame de Reignac, daughter of GALOIS d’Aspremont Seigneur de Perroux & his wife --- ([1375]-1407).  She married secondly Jean [II] Harpedanne de Belleville, chambellan du roi.  Savary [V] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       RENAUD [III] de Vivonne .  Seigneur de Rénac. 

(b)       ISABELLE de Vivonne (-after 24 Feb 1436).  Dame de Thors et des Essarts.  A charter dated 1418 records “Karolus de Britania dominus d’Avaugour, de Exartis, de Thors et d’Aisenois et Ysabellis de Vivonne eius uxor[1245].  Letters dated 24 Feb 1435 (O.S.) record a claim by “Ysabelli de Vivona relicta defuncti...Karoli de Britania quondam domini d’Avaugour” against “Ricardo de Britania comite Stamparum[1246]m CHARLES de Blois-Châtillon Baron d’Avaugour, son of JEAN de Blois-Châtillon Comte de Penthièvre & his wife Marguerite de Clisson (1396-[1434/24 Feb 1436]). 

ii)         GUILLAUME de Vivonne ([1360]-before 1413).  Seigneur de la Tour-Chabot.  m CATHERINE de Sainte-Flaive Dame de Lublonières, daughter of ---.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

(a)       MARIE de Vivonne ([1400]-).  m GUY de Vivonne Seigneur de Fors et de Saint-Gouart, son of GUY de Vivonne Seigneur de Saint-Goüart & his wife Guillelme de Martreuil. 

iii)        RENAUD [II] [René] de Vivonne ([1365]-[1418]).  Seigneur d’Aubigny.  m MARIE de Masta Dame d’Anville, daughter of MILES de Masta Seigneur de Saint-Vivien & his wife Mabile de Maulevrier.  Renaud [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEAN de Vivonne ([1390]-1437).  Seigneur d’Aubigny et de Faye.  m ANDREE de Varèze Dame de Magné, daughter of JEAN de Varèze & his wife Jeanne de Chasteignier.  Renaud [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       MARIE de Vivonnem JEAN de Chourses Seigneur de Malicorne, son of GUY de Chourses & his wife Marie de Beaumont-La Forest Dame de Vallans (-after 13 Aug 1476). 

(b)       GERMAIN de Vivonne .  Seigneur d’Anville.  m ([1448]) MARGUERITE de Brosse Dame de Chastaigneraye, daughter of JEAN [I] de Brosse Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère et de Boussac, maréchal de France & his wife Jeanne de Naillac Dame de la Motte-Jolivet. 

-         SEIGNEURS de CHASTAIGNERAYE

iv)       MARGUERITE de Vivonne (-before 1411).  m (1392) JACQUES de Surgères, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    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[1247].  "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[1248]

 

2.         ADRALD (-976 or after).  "Arberti vicecomitis, Cadelomis vicecomitis, Airaldi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 951 under which "Willelmus Dux rectorque Aquitaniorum" donated serfs to Angers Saint-Jean[1249].  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 subscribed by "…Adraldi vicecomiti…"[1250].  "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[1251].  "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"[1252].  "Kadelo vicecomes et uxor sua Senegundis" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "…Adraldi vicecomitis…"[1253].  "Segoinus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 963 or 964 subscribed by "Bosoni nepotis ipsius, Adraldi vicecomitis"[1254].  "…Adraldi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Jan [965/66] under which "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property to Saint-Maixent[1255].  "Adraldus vicecomes et uxor mea Gersindis" donated property "in pago Pictavo in vicaria Vividonense in villa…Moncels" by charter dated Jul 969[1256]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[1257].  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][1258].  "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…"[1259].  "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[1260].  "…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[1261]m firstly RAINGARDIS, daughter of ---.  "Acfredus et uxor mea Raingaudis et infantes nostri" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated 989[1262]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"[1263].  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[1264]

b)         BOSON [I] (-before 1012).  "Achardus filius Ebboni" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [990/99] subscribed by "…Bosonis filii Adraldi vicecomitis"[1265].  "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[1266].  "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"[1267]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…"[1268].  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[1269]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[1270].  "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"[1271].  "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"[1272]

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[1273].  "Gaulterius cognomento Burseldus" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1045] subscribed by "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Acfredi vicecomitis fratris sui"[1274]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[1275].  "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…"[1276].  "Hugo vicecomes" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers by charter dated [1060][1277]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"[1278].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Hugues [I] & his wife had [---] children: 

(a)       BOSON [II] (-after [1108]).  "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"[1279]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"[1280]

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"[1281]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"[1282].  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"[1283]

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"[1284]

 

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"[1285]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"[1286]

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"[1287]

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"[1288]

 

 

BOSON [II] de Châtellerault, son of HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Gerberge --- (-after [1108]).  "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"[1289]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][1290].  "…Boso vicecomes de Castello Ayraudi…" affirmed the actions of "Amatus [archiepiscopi Burdagelensisi Legatique apostolici]" in the charter dated [1090][1291].  An undated charter (dated to [1102]) records that “Boso vicecomes Castri Adraldi et Bartholomæus de Insula et Hugo de Sancta Maura” besieged “rupem...Mirmanda” and attacked Faye, and that subsequent donations were made to Noyers[1292].  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1293]

m ([1075] ELEONORE de Thouars, daughter of AIMERY [IV] Vicomte de Thouars & his first wife Orengarde de Mauléon (-after [1108]).  "Bossonis vicecomitis, Aimerici filius eius, Adenordis vicecomitissæ" witnessed a charter dated [1082] under which "Erchembaldus Grenulla" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély[1294].  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"[1295].  "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"[1296].  "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"[1297].  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1298]

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[1299].  "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"[1300].  "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"[1301].  "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"[1302].  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1303]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  "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][1304].  “Aimericus proconsul Castri Araldi, Bartholomæus dominus Insulæ, Aimericus dominus Fagiæ, Paganus dominus Montis-Basonis, Hugo dominus Sanctæ Mauræ...” witnessed the charter dated to [1113] which records an agreement between the monks of Noyers and “Hugo Goscelini” concerning “terræ quam habebat Guitburgis mater Radulfi de Fontanellis[1305].  A charter dated to [1136] records that “Aimericus vice-comes Castri Araudi” died and was buried at Noyers after becoming a monk and that “filius eius Hugo vice-comes” confirmed privileges to the abbey[1306]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[1307]Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that she was the daughter of Barthélemy [I] Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard[1308].  Barthélemy is recorded with a daughter with the unusual name Dangerose (see the section SEIGNEURS de l’ISLE-BOUCHARD) who, from a chronological point of view, appears to have been of the right age to have been the wife of Vicomte Aimery [I].  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[1309].  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"[1310].  Aimery [I] & his wife had four 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"[1311]Vicomte de Châtellerault

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b)         RAOUL (-[1190])Seigneur de Faye, de iure uxorisRadulfus dominus Fagiæ” granted freedoms to “homines Sanctæ Radegundis...in alodio Gatnaici”, with the consent of “uxor eius Helisabeth et filius eius --- et filiæ --- et Eustachia”, by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by “...Amalvinus frater eius...[1312].  A charter dated to [1149] records that “Hugo de Sancta Maura”, during the time of “Goffredi comitis Andegavensis”, constructed “castellum...Gronnium”, was wounded by an arrow in his head when the castle was besieged, and donated property to Noyers while being treated, with the consent of “filii eius Guillelmus et Goscelinus”, witnessed by “Hugo vice-comes Castri Araldi, Radulfus frater eius, Petrus de Monte Rabeio, Burcardus de Insula...[1313].  "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[1314].  The Chronicon Turonense Magnum records in 1173 the rebellion of his three sons Henry, Richard and Geoffrey against Henry II King of England “consilio Radulfi de Faia et Hugonis de Sancta Maura[1315].  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”)[1316]m (before [1140]) ELISABETH de Faye, daughter [AIMERY [II] Seigneur de Faye & his second wife Eustachie ---].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified.  However, they are indicated by the source which identifies Raoul de Châtellerault as Raoul Seigneur de Faye, the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names [his daughter] "Sibylla filia Radulfi de Faya, qui fuit frater Guillelmi Vicecomitis de Castelleyrac" when recording her marriage[1317].  In addition, as noted above, Ralph de Diceto named Raoul Seigneur de Faye as “avunculus” of Eléonore d’Aquitaine, wife of Henry II King of England and presumed daughter of Raoul de Châtellerault’s sister.  This means that Raoul Seigneur de Faye, named in the following charter, was not the son of Aimery [II] Seigneur de Faye.  The most likely explanation for Raoul’s inheritance of the seigneurie de Faye is therefore that his wife was the heiress.  “Radulfus dominus Fagiæ” granted freedoms to “homines Sanctæ Radegundis...in alodio Gatnaici”, with the consent of “uxor eius Helisabeth et filius eius --- et filiæ --- et Eustachia”, by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by “...Amalvinus frater eius...[1318].  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 been identified.  "Uxoris meæ Griciæ…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fractævallensis" by charter dated to 1177[1319].  "Uxor mea Gricia…" consented to the donation by "Ursio dominus Fracte Vallis" by charter dated 1186[1320]m URSO Seigneur de Fréteval et de Meslay, son of NIVELON [III] Seigneur 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"[1321].  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)[1322].  Her name is confirmed by the Chronique de Geoffroy de Vigeois which names "Ebolo filio Eboli et Sybillæ"[1323]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 been identified. 

v)        GUILLAUME .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not 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[1324].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  It is indicated by the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names [her niece] "Sibylla filia Radulfi de Faya, qui fuit frater Guillelmi Vicecomitis de Castelleyrac" when recording her marriage[1325], read together with Ralph de Diceto who named Raoul [de Châtellerault] Seigneur de Faye as “avunculus” of [her daughter] Eléonore d’Aquitaine, wife of Henry II King of England[1326]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"[1327].  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). 

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"[1328].  "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"[1329].  "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"[1330].  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1331].  "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[1332].  "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][1333].  [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"[1334].  "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[1335]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"[1336].  Nun at Fontevrault 1088. 

6.         daughter (-after [1108]).  “Boso proconsul Castri Araldi” donated “viam...Busseriæ” to Noyers, with the support of “uxor proconsulis et duo filii eius Aimericus et Boso et filia eius”, by charter dated to [1108][1337]

 

 

HUGUES [II] de Châtellerault, son of AIMERY [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Amauberge [Dangerose] --- (-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"[1338]Vicomte de Châtellerault.  A charter dated to [1149] records that “Hugo de Sancta Maura”, during the time of “Goffredi comitis Andegavensis”, constructed “castellum...Gronnium”, was wounded by an arrow in his head when the castle was besieged, and donated property to Noyers while being treated, with the consent of “filii eius Guillelmus et Goscelinus”, witnessed by “Hugo vice-comes Castri Araldi, Radulfus frater eius, Petrus de Monte Rabeio, Burcardus de Insula...[1339].  "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[1340].  The abbot of Noyers confirmed that “præpositi Hugonis vicecomitis Castri Araudi” had granted privileges “in villa Buxeriæ”, with the consent of “filii eius Aimericus, Guillelmus, Radulfus”, by charter dated to [1156][1341]

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"[1342].  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 three children: 

1.         AIMERY (-[1170]).  The abbot of Noyers confirmed that “præpositi Hugonis vicecomitis Castri Araudi” had granted privileges “in villa Buxeriæ”, with the consent of “filii eius Aimericus, Guillelmus, Radulfus”, by charter dated to [1156][1343].   

2.         GUILLAUME (-Acre 1188).  The abbot of Noyers confirmed that “præpositi Hugonis vicecomitis Castri Araudi” had granted privileges “in villa Buxeriæ”, with the consent of “filii eius Aimericus, Guillelmus, Radulfus”, by charter dated to [1156][1344].  "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][1345]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"[1346].  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)[1347].  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[1348].  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[1349].  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[1350].  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[1351].  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[1352]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][1353].  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[1354].  King John ordered that "Vic Cast Araldi" should be sent to Normandy, dated 27 Dec 1202[1355].  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[1356]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 Talmont 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"[1357].  "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[1358].  "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.)[1359].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Eustachia de Ardena, quondam soror Savarici de Malo Leone", dated 1242[1360].  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[1361].  "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"[1362].  "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[1363].  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"[1364]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"[1365]

3.         RAOUL (-after [1156]).  The abbot of Noyers confirmed that “præpositi Hugonis vicecomitis Castri Araudi” had granted privileges “in villa Buxeriæ”, with the consent of “filii eius Aimericus, Guillelmus, Radulfus”, by charter dated to [1156][1366]

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

4.         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[1367].  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"[1368]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][1369].  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"[1370].  "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[1371].  "Haimericus vicecomes Castri Eraudi" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux by charter dated Mar 1239 which names "Haimerici avi mei"[1372].  "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"[1373]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"[1374].  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"[1375].  Seigneur 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[1376]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"[1377].  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[1378].  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[1379].  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[1380], 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"[1381].  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[1382], 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[1383].  "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[1384].  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[1385]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] Seigneur 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[1386].  "Guillelmus Maengoti et Girbertus frater meus" granted duty exemptions to l’aumonerie de Saint-Gilles de Surgères by charter dated 1174[1387].  "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[1388]m [firstly] BERTHE de Rancon, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] de Rancon Seigneur 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"[1389].  "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[1390].  [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"[1391].  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"[1392].  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[1393].  "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][1394].  "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[1395].  "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[1396].  "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…"[1397].  "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…"[1398]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"[1399].  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[1400].  "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…"[1401].  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[1402]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"[1403].  King Henry III granted letters of protection to "Sibilla domina de Surgeres", dated 6 Jun 1242[1404].  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[1405].  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"[1406].  "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[1407]

(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[1408].  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"[1409].  “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[1410]

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[1411]

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[1412].  "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[1413]

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"[1414].  "Hugo de Surgeriis vicecomes de Castri Araudi" donated property to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated [1201/04][1415].  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[1416].  "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[1417].  "Hugues de Surgères" donated rent from "Exoudun" to Fontevraud, confirmed by "Raoul II d’Exoudun", dated May 1208[1418].  "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][1419].  "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…"[1420].  The Chronicon Bernardi Iterii records the death at Acre in 1212 of "Hugo de Surgeiras vicecomes de Chastel airau"[1421]

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[1422]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de FAYE

 

 

Faye-la-Vineuse is located about 20 kilometres north-west of Châtellerault and about the same distance south of L’Isle-Bouchard, in the canton Richelieu, arrondissement Chinon, in the present-day French département of Indre-et-Loire.  Primary sources have been found which record the seigneur de Faye from [1081] as noted below.  The seigneurie appears to have passed to a younger branch of the vicomtes de Châtellerault in [1140], although the primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  The seigneurie was later inherited by the family of the seigneurs de Fréteval. 

 

 

1.         AIMERY [I] de Faye (-after [1116]).  Seigneur de Faye.   “Rainaldus de Grandi Campo et nepotes eius...” donated “ecclesiam...Savinniacus” to Noyers, confirmed by “domnus Aimericus dominus Fagiæ” who was suzerain, by charter dated to [1081], witnessed by “...Guillelmus filius Hugonis de Sancta Maura...[1423].  “Aimericus de Fagia et filius eius Aimericus...” witnessed the charter dated to [1088] which records that “Boso de Chillo” donated “silva...Luzezisus” to Noyers as well as subsequent donations after his death[1424].  “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ...et filius eius Aimericus” confirmed the donation of “decimam...ecclesiæ Sancti Martini de Sabulo” to Noyers by charter dated to [1089][1425].  A charter dated to [1094] records the donation of “terra ad Sengni inter Faiam et Mausum” to Noyers made by “Araudus filius Linæ” with the consent of “...Aimericus dominus Fagiæ et filius eius Aimericus”, and the subsequent confirmation of the same made “in thalamo ipsius Aimerici” by “Eustachia uxor Aimerici, cognomento Rumpe-Stachium, et filii eius[1426].  “Aimericus Fagiensis” confirmed the donation of property “juxta Vodæ decursum” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabel cognomine Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1095][1427].  “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ”, before leaving for Rome, donated “terram...apud Fagiam” to Noyers by charter dated [1101][1428].  An undated charter (dated to [1102]) records that “Boso vicecomes Castri Adraldi et Bartholomæus de Insula et Hugo de Sancta Maura” besieged “rupem...Mirmanda” and attacked Faye, and that subsequent donations were made to Noyers[1429].  A charter dated to [1107] records that “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ”, mourning the death of a prisoner in his prison, became a monk at Noyers[1430].  “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ et Aimericus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1108] under which “Odo monachus de Nuchariis” sold property “ad Campum Venti[1431].  “Quidam miles Michael...” donated property at Faye to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex et Aimericus juvenis filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabeth cognomento Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1108][1432].  “Symon et Hugo fratres Ulrici filii” donated production from “molendinum de Gernaico” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex...et alius Aimericus filius eius, et Ganilo frater eius” the suzerain of the property, by charter dated to [1112], witnessed by “Peloquinus de Insula...[1433].  “Aimericus proconsul Castri Araldi, Bartholomæus dominus Insulæ, Aimericus dominus Fagiæ, Paganus dominus Montis-Basonis, Hugo dominus Sanctæ Mauræ...” witnessed the charter dated to [1113] which records an agreement between the monks of Noyers and “Hugo Goscelini” concerning “terræ quam habebat Guitburgis mater Radulfi de Fontanellis[1434].  “Aimericus Fagiensis et Aimericus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1114] under which “Rainaldus cognomento Paganus...” donated “decimam...in parrochia...Clerimalis” to Noyers[1435].  “Quidam vir nobilis...David de Monteilo” donated “ecclesiæ...Sarinniacus...decimam” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus de Fagia et filius eius Aimericus...uxor Aimerici juvenis...Eustachia” the suzerains, by charter dated [1116], witnessed by “Aimericus senior dominus Phagiæ...[1436]m firstly ---.  The wife of Aimery [I]’s son was named “Rumpe stacha” in the charter dated to [1095] quoted above, the same as the name of Aimery [I]’s known wife Eustachie.  This suggests that the two women were closely related, maybe sisters, and therefore that Aimery [II] was born from an earlier unrecorded marriage of his father.  m secondly EUSTACHIE “Rumpe stacha”, daughter of ---.  A charter dated to [1094] records the donation of “terra ad Sengni inter Faiam et Mausum” to Noyers made by “Araudus filius Linæ” with the consent of “...Aimericus dominus Fagiæ et filius eius Aimericus”, and the subsequent confirmation of the same made “in thalamo ipsius Aimerici” by “Eustachia uxor Aimerici, cognomento Rumpe-Stachium, et filii eius[1437].  Aimery [I] & his first wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         AIMERY [II] de Faye (-after 1131).  “Aimericus de Fagia et filius eius Aimericus...” witnessed the charter dated to [1088] which records that “Boso de Chillo” donated “silva...Luzezisus” to Noyers as well as subsequent donations after his death[1438].  “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ...et filius eius Aimericus” confirmed the donation of “decimam...ecclesiæ Sancti Martini de Sabulo” to Noyers by charter dated to [1089][1439].  “Aimericus Fagiensis” confirmed the donation of property “juxta Vodæ decursum” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabel cognomine Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1095][1440].  “Aimericus junior filius domini Aimerici de Fagia” confirmed donations to Noyers by charter dated to [1100][1441].  “Aimericus dominus Fagiæ et Aimericus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1108] under which “Odo monachus de Nuchariis” sold property “ad Campum Venti[1442].  “Quidam miles Michael...” donated property at Faye to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex et Aimericus juvenis filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabeth cognomento Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1108][1443].  “Symon et Hugo fratres Ulrici filii” donated production from “molendinum de Gernaico” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex...et alius Aimericus filius eius, et Ganilo frater eius” the suzerain of the property, by charter dated to [1112], witnessed by “Peloquinus de Insula...[1444].  “Aimericus Fagiensis et Aimericus filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1114] under which “Rainaldus cognomento Paganus...” donated “decimam...in parrochia...Clerimalis” to Noyers[1445].  “Quidam vir nobilis...David de Monteilo” donated “ecclesiæ...Sarinniacus...decimam” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus de Fagia et filius eius Aimericus...uxor Aimerici juvenis...Eustachia” the suzerains, by charter dated [1116], witnessed by “Aimericus senior dominus Phagiæ...[1446]Seigneur de Faye.  Carré de Busserolle records that Aimery [II] was named as seigneur de Faye in a source dated 1131, but provides no citation reference[1447]m firstly (before [1095]) ELISABETH “Rumpe stacha”, daughter of --- (-after [1108]).  “Aimericus Fagiensis” confirmed the donation of property “juxta Vodæ decursum” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabel cognomine Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1095][1448].  “Quidam miles Michael...” donated property at Faye to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex et Aimericus juvenis filius eius cum uxore sua Lisabeth cognomento Rumpe stacha”, by charter dated to [1108][1449]m secondly (before [1116]) EUSTACHIE, daughter of --- (-after [1140]).  “Quidam vir nobilis...David de Monteilo” donated “ecclesiæ...Sarinniacus...decimam” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus de Fagia et filius eius Aimericus...uxor Aimerici juvenis...Eustachia” the suzerains, by charter dated [1116], witnessed by “Aimericus senior dominus Phagiæ...[1450].  “Radulfus dominus Fagiæ” granted freedoms to “homines Sanctæ Radegundis...in alodio Gatnaici”, with the consent of “uxor eius Helisabeth et filius eius --- et filiæ --- et Eustachia”, by charter dated to [1140][1451].  Aimery [II] & his second wife had [one child]: 

i)          [ELISABETH de Faye .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  However, they are indicated by the source which identifies Raoul de Châtellerault as Raoul Seigneur de Faye, the Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis which names [his daughter] "Sibylla filia Radulfi de Faya, qui fuit frater Guillelmi Vicecomitis de Castelleyrac" when recording her marriage[1452].  In addition, Ralph de Diceto named Raoul Seigneur de Faye as “avunculus” of Eléonore d’Aquitaine, wife of Henry II King of England and presumed daughter of Raoul de Châtellerault’s sister[1453].  This means that Raoul Seigneur de Faye, named in the following charter, was not the son of Aimery [II] Seigneur de Faye.  The most likely explanation for Raoul’s inheritance of the seigneurie de Faye is therefore that his wife was the heiress.  “Radulfus dominus Fagiæ” granted freedoms to “homines Sanctæ Radegundis...in alodio Gatnaici”, with the consent of “uxor eius Helisabeth et filius eius --- et filiæ --- et Eustachia”, by charter dated to [1140], witnessed by “...Amalvinus frater eius...[1454]m RAOUL de Châtellerault, son of AIMERY [I] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Amauberge [Dangerose] --- (-[1190]).  Seigneur de Faye, de iure uxoris.] 

b)         son(s) .  Their existence is confirmed by the charter dated to [1094] which records the donation of “terra ad Sengni inter Faiam et Mausum” to Noyers made by “Araudus filius Linæ” with the consent of “...Aimericus dominus Fagiæ et filius eius Aimericus”, and the subsequent confirmation of the same made “in thalamo ipsius Aimerici” by “Eustachia uxor Aimerici, cognomento Rumpe-Stachium, et filii eius[1455]

c)         GANILO de Faye .  “Symon et Hugo fratres Ulrici filii” donated production from “molendinum de Gernaico” to Noyers, with the consent of “Aimericus Fagiensis senex...et alius Aimericus filius eius, et Ganilo frater eius” the suzerain of the property, by charter dated to [1112], witnessed by “Peloquinus de Insula...[1456]

 

 

The name “Faye” suggests that the following family group was related to the family shown above.  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that the third Aimery de Faye named below was the same person as Aimery [I] Seigneur de Faye who is named above. 

 

1.         AIMERY de Faye (-after [1065/70]).  Seigneur de Loudun.  He is named in the charter dated to [1088] quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery & his wife had one child: 

a)         AIMERY de Faye (-before [1065/70]).  A charter dated to [1088] records that “Aimericus juvenis de Fagia filius Aimerici senioris de Lausduno”, fearing that he was near death, donated “tertiam partem prædiorum...ad Grizaicum” to Noyers, that later “filius eius Aimericus” who was unborn at the time (“eodem tempore nondum natus, adhuc in utero matris bajulabatur”) but was then a young adult (“jam adulta ætate juvenis...”) donated the remaining two parts with the consent of “uxore sua[1457]m ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known.  Aimery & his wife had one child: 

i)          AIMERY de Faye ([1065/70]-).  A charter dated to [1088] records that “Aimericus juvenis de Fagia filius Aimerici senioris de Lausduno”, fearing that he was near death, donated “tertiam partem prædiorum...ad Grizaicum” to Noyers, that later “filius eius Aimericus” who was unborn at the time (“eodem tempore nondum natus, adhuc in utero matris bajulabatur”) but was then a young adult (“jam adulta ætate juvenis...”) donated the remaining two parts with the consent of “uxore sua[1458]m (before [1088]) ---.  The name of Aimery’s wife is not known, but the date of her marriage is set by the charter of her husband dated to [1088]. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de l’ISLE-BOUCHARD

 

 

The seigneurie de 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.  The reconstruction of the family shown below depends heavily on charters included in the published cartulary of the abbey of Noyers.  Unfortunately few of these documents are dated.  The published cartulary includes, in every case, an estimated date for each charter.  However, the documents themselves contain little information enabling such estimates to be corroborated.  In some cases, as will be seen below, these estimated dates present difficulties in the family reconstruction, suggesting that they may be inaccurate.  It should be emphasised that the following reconstruction reflects the information contained in the primary sources which have been identified so far.  If other sources emerge, adjustments may be needed to take into account new information.  Many of the details shown below are inconsistent with the reconstruction shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1459], which also includes other individuals who are not named in the primary documentation consulted. 

 

 

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[1460].  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][1461]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[1462]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[1463].  Bouchard & his [first/second] wife had [four] 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[1464]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

i)          BOUCHARD [II] (-[1065/67]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1067] quoted below.  Seigneur de l’Isle-Bouchard.  “Odila et...” donated property “apud Ismantiam” to Noyers, with the consent of “domino nostro Burchardo et uxore eius Agnete”, by charter dated to [1065], witnessed by “Burchardus dominus Insulæ...[1465].  A charter dated to [1067] records (1) that “Burchardus...filius Huonis dominus castri Insulæ Burchardi dum eidem castro dominaretur” founded the church of Saint-Gilles “apud Ismantiam”, with “Andreas Peloquinus filius Archembaldi Burrelli” consenting to the donations made by “patruus eius Burchardus” and (2) that “archiepiscopus Bartholomæus” approved the foundation with the consent of “Bartholomæus filius Archembaldi” who held “castrum Insulæ post Peloquinum” witnessed by “...Andreæ Peloquini[1466].  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][1467]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after [1065]).  “Odila et...” donated property “apud Ismantiam” to Noyers, with the consent of “domino nostro Burchardo et uxore eius Agnete”, by charter dated to [1065], witnessed by “Burchardus dominus Insulæ...[1468]

ii)         [AMABILIS] .  The parentage and marriage of this person are indicated by the charter dated 1069 which 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 [the brother of this person] "Burchardus" donated half "villæ Ripariæ" to the monastery and that "Buchardo mortuo, Pelopinus nepos eius" excluded "partem Ripariæ" from his inheritance[1469].  This interpretation assumes that “nepos” in this document can be interpreted as nephew.  The charter dated 1198 quoted below names Archambaud Borell (recorded elsewhere as the father of Peloquin [I] and Barthélemy, see below) and “Gérard Borell”.  This reference to two persons named “Borell”, a name otherwise unassociated with the earlier seigneurs de l’Isle-Bouchard, suggests that they belonged to a different family.  If that is correct, it appears more likely that Bouchard [II]’s sister married Archambaud Borell rather than that Archambaud was Bouchard’s brother.  Her name is confirmed by a charter dated to [1085] which records the donation of a vine to Noyers by “homine Andraudo” with the consent of “Archembaudus Burrellus et Amabilis conjux eius”, the later claim by “Peloquinus filius ipsius Archembaldi”, and the subsequent settlement of the resulting dispute[1470], although it is not known whether Archambaud was married twice and this was the name of his second wife who was not the daughter of Hugues de l’Isle-Bouchard.  Europäische Stammtafeln names the wife of Archambaud Borell as “Agnes 1140” (no reference is made to “Amabilis”)[1471].  From a chronological point of view, “1140” could not refer to the wife of Archambaud Borell.  It is likely that Europäische Stammtafeln mistook the charter dated 1140, quoted below, which names another “Borell” and his wife Agnes, as referring to Archambaud Borell.  m ARCHAMBAUD Borell, son of GERAUD Borell & his wife Oda ---. 

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[1472]

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[1473]

d)         [GERAUD .  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[1474].  If “avunculus” in this charter can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Géraud was the brother of Bouchard [II]’s mother.  However, the term was also used to indicate paternal uncle, so the question is not without doubt.] 

 

 

[Two possible brothers:]

1.         GERAUD Borell .  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated 1198 under which "Bartholomæus dominus Insulæ" settled a dispute with Cormery concerning "Villania et Rivarena", possessed by the abbey “tempore patris mei Buchardi et antecessorum eius”, and “usum nemorum” granted “in antiquis cartis donatorum Girardi Borrelli et Archembauldi Borrelli[1475].  It is possible that Géraud was the father or brother of Archambaud Borell who is named below.  This charter presumably refers to the following earlier donation.  "Reverendus vir Gerardus [signed Gerardi Borrelli]...cum sua conjuge Oda...ac filiis suis...Archembaudo et Gerardo" donated "quemdam locum, qui antiquitus Rivarenna appellatur, dicatus in honorem beati Petri apostoli" to Cormery, and confirmed a donation of property “in villa...Valenna”, by charter dated to [1026/40][1476]m ODA, daughter of ---.  "Reverendus vir Gerardus [signed Gerardi Borrelli]...cum sua conjuge Oda...ac filiis suis...Archembaudo et Gerardo" donated "quemdam locum, qui antiquitus Rivarenna appellatur, dicatus in honorem beati Petri apostoli" to Cormery, and confirmed a donation of property “in villa...Valenna”, by charter dated to [1026/40][1477].  Géraud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARCHAMBAUD Borell .  "Reverendus vir Gerardus [signed Gerardi Borrelli]...cum sua conjuge Oda...ac filiis suis...Archembaudo et Gerardo" donated "quemdam locum, qui antiquitus Rivarenna appellatur, dicatus in honorem beati Petri apostoli" to Cormery, and confirmed a donation of property “in villa...Valenna”, by charter dated to [1026/40][1478].  A charter dated to [1085] records the donation of a vine to Noyers by “homine Andraudo” with the consent of “Archembaudus Burrellus et Amabilis conjux eius”, the later claim by “Peloquinus filius ipsius Archembaldi”, and the subsequent settlement of the resulting dispute[1479]m [AMABILIS] [de l’Isle-Bouchard, daughter of HUGUES de l’Isle-Bouchard & his wife ---].  The parentage and marriage of this person are indicated by the charter dated 1069 which 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 [the brother of this person] "Burchardus" donated half "villæ Ripariæ" to the monastery and that "Buchardo mortuo, Pelopinus nepos eius" excluded "partem Ripariæ" from his inheritance[1480].  This interpretation assumes that “nepos” in this document can be interpreted as nephew.  The charter 1198 quoted below names Archambaud Borell (recorded elsewhere as the father of Barthélemy, brother of Peloquin, see below) and “Gérard Borell”.  This reference to two persons named “Borell”, a name otherwise unassociated with the earlier seigneurs de l’Isle-Bouchard, suggests that they belonged to a different family.  If that is correct, it appears more likely that Bouchard [II]’s sister married Archambaud Borell rather than that Archambaud was Bouchard’s brother.  Her name is confirmed by a charter dated to [1085] which records the donation of a vine to Noyers by “homine Andraudo” with the consent of “Archembaudus Burrellus et Amabilis conjux eius”, the later claim by “Peloquinus filius ipsius Archembaldi”, and