BRABANT & LOUVAIN

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                EARLY COUNTS in BRABANT. 5

A.         EARLY COUNTS in SOUTHERN BRABANT. 5

B.         EARLY COUNTS in EASTERN BRABANT. 7

Chapter 2.                COMTES de LOUVAIN. 7

LAMBERT I, HENRI I 7

LAMBERT II 1038-1062, HENRI II 1062-1078, HENRI III 1078-1095. 10

Chapter 3.                 DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA, DUKES of LOUVAIN. 15

A.         DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA 1106-1222, DUKES of LOUVAIN 1141-1198. 15

GODEFROI V 1106-1128, GODEFROI VI 1140-1142. 15

GODEFROI VII 1142-1190, HENRI 1180-1222. 20

B.         HEREN van PERWEZ. 22

C.        De LOVAINE, in ENGLAND.. 27

Chapter 4.                DUKES of BRABANT. 30

A.         DUKES of BRABANT 1191-1404. 30

HENRI I 1191-1235. 30

HENRI II 1235-1248. 35

HENRI III 1248-1261, HENRI IV 1261-1267. 40

JEAN I 1267-1294. 42

JEAN II 1294-1312. 46

JEAN III 1312-1355, JEANNE 1355-1404. 47

B.         HEREN van GAESBEEK en HERSTAL. 50

Chapter 5.                DUKES of BRABANT 1404-1430 (VALOIS) 54

Chapter 6.                AARSCHOT. 56

A.         GRAVEN van AARSCHOT. 57

B.         HEREN van AARSCHOT (DUKES of BRABANT) 67

C.        HEREN van LIER.. 72

D.        HEREN van ROTSELAAR.. 73

E.         HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN.. 75

F.         HEREN van WESEMAAL. 80

Chapter 7.                CHÂTELAINS of BRUSSELS. 83

A.         CHÂTELAINS of BRUSSELS.. 83

B.         FAMILY of STEPPO van BRUSSEL. 89

C.        HEREN van ANDERLECHT. 92

D.        HEREN van KRAAINEM.. 93

Chapter 8.                HEREN van DIEST. 95

Chapter 9.                HEREN van GRIMBERGEN. 99

Chapter 10.              HEREN van MECHELEN (BERTHOUT) 107

A.         BERTHOUT. 107

B.         HEREN van MECHELEN.. 109

C.        HEREN van DUFFEL. 115

D.        HEREN van BERLAER.. 115

Chapter 11.              OTHER NOBILITY in BRABANT. 117

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The county of Brabant was located to the south-east of the county of Flanders, west of the county of Hesbaie and north-west of the county of Hainaut.  It evolved from the pagus Bracbantensis, which was bound on the north and west by the river Escaut, to the south by the river Haine, and to the east by la Forêt charbonnière and the river Dyle, although the county of Hainaut encroached on the right bank of the river Haine and the county of Hesbaie on the left bank of the Dyle as far as Meerbeek[1].  Ecclesiastically, most of the territory fell within the jurisdiction of the bishop of Liège, in the archbishopric of Köln.  Brabant was under imperial suzerainty.  The division of Lotharingian territories agreed 8 Aug 870 between Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks and his half-brother Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks allocated "…comitatum…in Bracbanto comitatus IV…" to King Charles[2].  Vanderkindere suggests that these four "counties" within Brabant corresponded to Walloon Brabant (consisting of the doyennés of Chièvres, Lessines and Saint-Brixe, between the river Maerke in the north and the Haine to the south), the future county of Alost (the doyennés of Alost, Grammont and Pamele, to the east of the river Dender, and north of the river Maerke), the doyenné of Brussels (to the west of the river Dender), and the doyenné of Hal (to the south of Brussels). 

 

Little information has been found about the early counts in Brabant.  Chapter 1 sets out some details about possible counts in southern and eastern Brabant in the 10th century.  What is likely is that no single family succeeding in uniting the whole county under its rule in the 10th and 11th centuries.  Wichmann [IV] Count of Gent (see the document HOLLAND) occupied the western part of the county of Brabant, between the rivers Escaut and Dender, in the 950s.  He exchanged his territories for Hamaland with Dirk II Count of Holland in [964/69], and thereafter it is probable that the Dutch counts administered this area until the early 11th century when Baudouin IV Count of Flanders captured Gent in [1018].  Transfer to Flemish control was completed when Baudouin V Count of Flanders conquered the territory as far as the river Dender: Johannis Leydis records that "Balduinus de Rysele, comes Flandriæ" invaded "comitatem Bogionensem, videlicet Audenaerden et Aelst", dated to 1057[3].  Meanwhile, Brussels was the dower of Gerberge, daughter of Heinrich I King of Germany, when she married Giselbert Duke of Lotharingia.  She transmitted the town to Charles Duke of Lower Lotharingia, her younger son by her second marriage to Louis IV "d'Outremer" King of France, who in turn transferred it to his son-in-law Lambert de Louvain who married Charles's daughter Gerberge.  In the western part of Brabant, Emperor Otto II created the march of Eenham, probably in the early 970s, and granted it to Godefroi Comte de Verdun.  Godefroi transmitted Eenham to his son Herman, whose daughter Mathilde brought it to her husband Reginar [V] Comte de Hainaut, his lands being inherited eventually by his daughter-in-law's second husband, who later succeeded as Baudouin VI Count of Flanders.  The development of the southern part of the county of Brabant is unclear.  In conclusion, it appears that most of the territory of the county of Brabant was effectively split between the counts of Flanders and members of the Reginar family by the mid-11th century. 

 

The county of Louvain lay directly east of Brussels.  It developed towards the end of the 10th century in the north-west part of the county of Hesbaie (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY).  "…In Hasbanio comitatus IV…" were allocated to Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks under the 870 treaty which divided the kingdom of Lotharingia after the death of King Lothaire II[4].  Vanderkindere suggests that the area around Louvain comprised one of these four counties in Hesbaie, although the basis for his hypothesis appears to be a logical division of the whole county along geographical lines rather than any particular primary source which describes an administrative unit in Louvain[5].  The area formed part of the territories relinquished by Ansfrid [II] Comte de Huy (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY) after he was appointed bishop of Utrecht in 995.  Louvain was first named in 1003[6], when it was ruled by Lambert, son of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut, who had inherited Brussels from his father-in-law Charles Duke of Lower Lotharingia as noted above (see Chapter 2). 

 

The prominence of the descendants of Count Lambert [I] is reflected in the appointment by Heinrich V King of Germany of Godefroi Comte de Louvain as duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106 (see Chapter 3).  However, the rival counts of Limburg also claimed the duchy of Lower Lotharingia.  Between 1101 and 1139, the ducal appointments alternated between the two families.  The counts of Louvain called themselves dukes of Louvain from 1141.  The counts of Limburg adopted the title duke of Limburg around the same time.  Neither change in title appears to have been confirmed by imperial authority, at least no surviving imperial diploma has been identified in the published compilations.  By the time the duchy of Lower Lotharingia settled definitively with the counts of Louvain, the ducal title had lost much of its significance as it lacked any real territorial authority.  Matters came to a head in the 1180s.  Henri I Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg, then childless, had named his brother-in-law Baudouin IV Comte de Hainaut as his heir.  He revoked the nomination in 1186 after the unexpected birth of his daughter Ermesende.  Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut, son and heir of Baudouin IV, complained to Heinrich VI King of Germany and obtained judgment in his favour.  Comte Baudouin later obtained confirmation of his position from Emperor Friedrich I, who also secretly created him Marquis de Namur, the new title being announced at Worms in 1190.  The duke of Lower Lotharingia, nominal suzerain of all these nobles, appears not to have been consulted in any of the stages of this process.  It is difficult to assess whether this exclusion was planned but, whatever the case, it must have dealt a fatal blow to the credibility of the duchy as a political entity.  The incumbent dukes appear eventually to have accepted the inevitable, adopted the title duke of Brabant and dropped the Lotharingian title.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Henri III Duke of Brabant (who died in 1261) was the first of his line to adopt the title "ducem Lotharingie et Brabancie"[7]

 

The descendants of Henri I Duke of Brabant are set out in Chapter 4.  The territory controlled by the dukes of Brabant lay to the east of the original county of Brabant.  It extended from the river Schelde in the north, southwards through Antwerp and Brussels, approximately as far as Charleroi.  To the east it included the previous county of Louvain and much of the territory of the ancient county of Hesbaie to the south of Louvain and north of the county of Namur. 

 

In 1404, the duchy of Brabant passed to Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders, widow of Philippe II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy, following the abdication of her maternal aunt duchess Jeanne, the last ruler of the family of Reginar.  Ctss Marguerite installed her son Antoine as duke of Brabant, the first duke of the family of Capet-Valois (see Chapter 5).  On the death in 1430 of Antoine's son Philippe, the duchy was confiscated by Philippe III Duke of Burgundy and incorporated into the Burgundian territories in the Low Countries which, by a twist of dynastic fate, passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of the last Valois duke of Burgundy, to Archduke Maximilian. 

 

This document also includes a chapter on the Graven and Heeren van Aarschot, who were closely associated with the dukes of Brabant, and the families of Rotselaar and Wesemaal who were probably related to the original Aarschot family.  Other nobility in Brabant include the chàtelains of Brussels, the heren van Diest, the heren van Grimbergen, and the heren van Mechelen of the Berthout family, all of which are also set out in the present document. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    EARLY COUNTS in BRABANT

 

 

 

A.      EARLY COUNTS in SOUTHERN BRABANT

 

 

1.         EGBERT (-before [930]).  The Miracula S. Ghisleni name "comitis Egberti…venerandæ memoriæ" in "Cervia" [Chièvres, in Walloon Brabant][8], possibly dated to the 930s as the first paragraph of the Miracula names "Gyslebertus" as ruling duke[9]

 

2.         HERIBRAND .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium name "Heribrandum Bratuspantem"[10].  Vanderkindere suggests that Heribrand may have been the successor of Egbert as count in Walloon Brabant[11]m REINUDIS, daughter of LIETARD & his wife Osburga ---.  The Vita Wicberti names "domnum Wicbertum et Renuidem eius germanam" as the children of Lietold & his wife[12].  The Vita Wicberti names "Heribrandus de vico Mainwolt" as the husband of Reinuidis, recording that he was "inter nobiles Bratuspantium genere"[13].  Heribrand & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         HUBERT [Hubezo] .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[14]m GUDETHA, daughter of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records the donation by "Hubetho Heribrandi filius, domni Wichperti ex sorore Renuide nepos" to Gembloux with the consent of "Gudetha sua…coniuge"[15].  Hubert & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUBERT .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertus…et Tietwinus" as sons of "Hubetho Heribrandi filius…" & his wife, recording their donation of a third of "villa Puceu" to the abbey[16]

ii)         TIETWIN .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertus…et Tietwinus" as sons of "Hubetho Heribrandi filius…" & his wife, recording their donation of a third of "villa Puceu" to the abbey[17]

b)         [WICBERT .  "Otto…rex" confirmed the foundation of the monastery of Gembloux by charter dated 20 Sep 946 which names "Wichpertus…nepotem suum Uuihpertum…avia sua Gisla…vir suus Rothingus…fratre suo Oilboldo"[18], although the names of the parents of "nepotem suum Uuihpertum" are not given.] 

c)         RICHILDIS .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[19]m ARNOLD, son of ---.  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium records the donation by "Arnoldus…vir nobilis" of "partem prædii Gemmelacensis quæ ex iure uxoris suæ Richeldis se contingebat", clarifying his wife's parentage later in the same paragraph[20]

d)         daughter .  The Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium names "Hubertum qui vulgo Hubezo vocabatur…et filias duas Richeldem et aliam cuius nomen excidit" as the children of "Heribrandus…ex Renuide sorore domni Wichperti"[21]

 

 

 

B.      EARLY COUNTS in EASTERN BRABANT

 

 

1.         ROCULF (-before 966).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Roculfus comes…in villam Norebache super fluvio Tenera" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[22]

 

2.         JEAN (-after 27 Jun 978).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Iohannes pariterque Rotboldus pro anima Sigefridi" of property "in villa…Luponio super fluvio Trer" and by "Iohannes et uxor sua Hachinda…in villa Tongrinas", by charter dated 24 Jan 966[23].  Emperor Otto II granted market rights "in loco…Liniaco in pago Brachbant in comitatu Iohannis" to the abbess of Nivelles by charter dated 27 Jun 978[24]m HACHINDA, daughter of --- (-after 24 Jan 966).  "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Iohannes et uxor sua Hachinda…in villa Tongrinas", by charter dated 24 Jan 966[25]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de LOUVAIN

 

 

LAMBERT I, HENRI I

 

LAMBERT [I], son of REGINAR [III] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Adela [von Dachsburg] ([950-killed in battle Florennes 12 Sep 1015).  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Lambertus…comes Lovaniensis" as son of "Rignerii comitis Montensis"[26].  The Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium records that "Rainerus atque Lantbertus, filii…Raineri", who had been banished by "archiepiscopus Bruno", returned to their father's lands after the death of Emperor Otto I and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castrum Bussud", but that Emperor Otto II ordered their exile again[27].  The Annales Leodienses, Floressienses et Marchianenses record that "Raginerus et Lantbertus" (sons of Reginar [III] Comte de Hainaut) returned from exile in 973 and killed "Guarnero et Rainaldo", who occupied their father's county, "apud Perronam" and besieged "super Hagnam fluvium castello Buxude"[28].  Thietmar records that "Lantbertus, Reinherii filius…cum fratre…Reingerio" killed "Wirinharium et eius germanum Reinzonem"[29].  Sigebert's Chronica records that in 977 "filii Ragineri" were "in terra partum suorum relocati"[30], which presumably marked the beginning of their rehabilitation.  He established himself as LAMBERT [I] "le Barbu" Comte de Louvain.  He is named "comite Lovaniæ Lantberto" in a charter dated 1003[31].  The Annales Colonienses specify that "Lambertus comes" returned to favour with Heinrich II King of Germany in 1007[32].  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium records the death in battle of "Lantbertus comes" at Florennes[33].  "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli" is named in the Gesta of Gembloux Abbey when recording his death in battle at Florennes against "Godefridum ducem"[34], although the reference to "Ragineri Longicolli" is anachronistic. 

m (991 or after) GERBERGA, daughter of CHARLES Duke of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] & his wife Adelais de Troyes ([975]-27 Jan after 1018, bur Nivelles).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Karolus dux" was father of "Ermengardem et Gerbergam", and that "Gerberga soror Ermengardis" was mother of "Henricum seniorem de Bursella"[35].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Gerbergam, filiam Karoli ducis Lotharingie" as wife of "Lambertus filius Reyneri comitis Montensis", specifying that Brabant (including Louvain and Brussels) was her dowry[36].  The Annales Hanoniæ name "Gebergam filiam Karoli ducis Lotharingie" as wife of "Lambertus…comes Lovaniensis"[37].  "Gerberga" is named as wife of "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli" in the Gesta of Gembloux Abbey when recording her husband's death, but her origin is not stated[38].  Sigebert's Chronica records in 977 that "Lantbertus" married "Gerbergam filiam Karoli ducis"[39], but this date must be incorrect.  Richer records that "Karolum…cum uxore Adelaide et filio Ludovico, et filiabus duabus, quarum altera Gerberga, altera Adelaidis dicebatur, necnon et Arnulfo nepote" were imprisoned[40].  This suggests that Gerberga was not yet married at that date.  The birth date of Gerberga is estimated on the basis of the likely birth date ranges of two of her presumed children by Comte Lambert. 

Comte Lambert [I] & his wife had three children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain ([992/1000]-Brussels murdered 1038 after 5 Aug, bur Nivelles).  The Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium names "Heinricus Lantberti filius"[41].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Gerberga soror Ermengardis" was mother of "Henricum seniorem de Bursella"[42].  The Gesta of Gembloux Abbey records that "filio suo comite Heinrico" supported his mother's donation to Gembloux after the death in battle in 1015 of his father "Lantbertum comitem, filium Ragineri Longicolli"[43].  He succeeded his father in 1015 as HENRI [I] Comte de Louvain.  The Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[44]m ---.  The name of Henri's wife is not known.  Henri & his wife had four children: 

a)         OTHON (-after 1038).  The Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[45].  No other information relating to Othon has been found after this date. 

b)         ADELAIDE .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[46]

c)         CUNEGONDE .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[47]

d)         ADELA .  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Adeleidam, Chunegundem et Adelam" as daughters of "Henricus filius Gerberge"[48]

2.         LAMBERT [Baldric] de Louvain (-after 21 Sep 1062, bur Nivelles).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ records that "Lambertus…comes" succeeded his brother Henri[49].  He succeeded his brother in 1038 as LAMBERT [II] Comte de Louvain, after depriving his nephew of his rights.   

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3.         MATHILDE de Louvain ([992/1000]-).  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Henricum seniorem de Bursella [=filius Ermengardis]" was father of "Lambertum comitem et Henricum fratrem eius et Mathildem sororem eorum", specifying that Mathilde married "comes Eustachius de Bolonia"[50], but this appears to be a confused representation of the situation.  The primary source which confirms that Mathilde was the daughter of Comte Lambert [I] has not yet been identified but this is compatible with the chronology.  Her birth date range estimated from the estimated date of her parents' marriage and the likely birth date of her eldest son in [1015/20].  This shows that it is chronologically impossible for Mathilde's father to have been the son of Ermengardis of Lower Lotharingia.  m EUSTACHE Comte [de Boulogne], son of BAUDOUIN Comte [de Boulogne] & his wife Adelais of Holland (-[1049]).  He succeeded in 1042 as Comte de Boulogne

 

 

LAMBERT II 1038-1062, HENRI II 1062-1078, HENRI III 1078-1095

 

LAMBERT [Baldric] de Louvain, son of LAMBERT [I] "le Barbu" Comte de Louvain & his wife Gerberge of Lower Lotharingia [Carolingian] (-after 21 Sep 1062, bur Nivelles).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ records that "Lambertus…comes" succeeded his brother Henri[51].  The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Henricum seniorem de Bursella" was father of "Lambertum comitem et Henricum fratrem eius et Mathildem sororem eorum", but this appears to be a confused representation of the situation[52].  He succeeded his brother in 1038 as LAMBERT [II] Comte de Louvain, after depriving his nephew of his rights: the Chronicon Sigeberti records the death in 1038 of "Henricus Lovaniensis Comes" and the succession of "filius eius Otho" who was deprived by "patruus eius Baldricus qui et Lambertus"[53].  The Chronicon Brabanti also refers to the two names of Lambert when recording the death of "Lambertus II qui et Baldricus dictus Cum-Barba"[54], although it is unclear how reliable this is as "cum-barba" is the nickname applied in other sources to Comte Lambert [I].  If Lambert [II] was in fact also called Baldric, it suggests a relationship (which has not been identified) with the early Graafen van Betuwe (see the document HOLLAND) and Comtes de Looz (see LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY), in which three bishops of Liège named Baldric belonged.  "Baldricus…cum uxore mea Oda" founded the collegial church in Brussels by charter dated 1047[55].  The Vita Balderici refers to "comes Lowaniensis Lambertus vir profanæ mentis et moribus barbarus"[56], presumed to refer to Comte Lambert [II]. 

m UDA de Lotharingia, daughter of GOZELON I Duke of Lower Lotharingia & his wife --- (-23 Oct, after 1047).  The Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ names "Oda…Gozelonis ducis filia" as wife of "Lambertus…comes" in a passage dated 1047[57].  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Godefridum ducem, Odam et Regelindam" as children of "Gozelo, frater Arnulphi et Godefridi"[58].  "Baldricus…cum uxore mea Oda" founded the collegial church in Brussels by charter dated 1047[59]

Comte Lambert [II] & his wife had [four] children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain (-[1078/79], bur Nivelles).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricus comes et Reginherus" as brothers of "Adhela…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Lovania seu vulgariter Lovene"[60]The Chronicon Brabanti names "Henricum II Comitem et Marchionum" as son and successor of "Lambertus II qui et Baldricus dictus Cum-Barba" and his wife "Oda filia Gochelonis Ducis Loth"[61].  He succeeded his father as HENRI [II] Comte de Louvainm ADELHEID, daughter of EBERHARD Graaf van Betuwe en Teisterbant & his wife --- (-after 1086).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis" as mother of two sons "Heinrico et Godefrido" specifying that she was one of the founders of Afflighem Abbey[62].  "Adelheyt comitissa, comitis Everhardi filia" donated “predium suum Ortinam” [Orten (Bois-le-Duc)] to Utrecht St Marten, for the souls of “sue ac mariti sui Henrici...per manum Hermanni...advocatum”, by charter dated to [1076/99][63].  She founded the abbey of Afflighem in 1086.  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[64].  The identity of "Adeloia…vidua" is uncertain, but she may have been the widow of Henri [II] Comte de Louvain.  Comte Henri [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         HENRI de Louvain (-killed in a tournament Tournai 5 Feb 1095, bur Nivelles).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[65].  He succeeded his father in [1078/79] as HENRI [III] Comte de Louvain.  "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086 which also records the donation of property "juxta in villa…Asca" made by "fraterque meus Godefridus"[66].  "…Heinricus comes Lovaniensis…" witnessed the charter dated 1091 under which Henri de Verdun Bishop of Liège approved the foundation of Flône[67].  A charter dated 1095 records a donation to Flône, notes the approval of "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis" and adds that he married "filie Roberti Flandriensis comitis" and died "in single combat" at Tournai[68].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum comitem Lovaniensem et Godefridum comitem Lovaniensem" as sons of "Henricus comes", specifying that the younger Henri was killed at Tournai and buried at Nivelles[69]m as her first husband, GERTRUDE de Flandre, daughter of ROBERT I Count of Flanders & his wife Gertrud of Saxony [Billung] (-[1115/26]).  Her parentage and both her marriages are deduced from the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin which names "Gertrude filia Roberti Frisonis, vidua Henrici Bruselensis" as mother of "Theodericum", who is in turn named "filium Theoderici ducis de Helsath"[70].  The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana specifies that "Robertus comes cognomento Frisio" had three (unnamed) daughters "tercia Theoderico comiti Alsatie [nupsit]"[71].  A charter dated 1095 records a donation to Flône, notes the approval of "Henricus Lovaniensis comitis" and adds that he married "filie Roberti Flandriensis comitis"[72].  She married secondly (Han-sur-Lesse 15 Aug 1095) Thierry II Duke of Lorraine (-1115 after 1 May).  Comte Henri [III] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          ADELAIDE de Louvain (-4 Nov shortly after 1158).  Simon Duke of Lorraine married "his stepmother's daughter whom she had by her first husband Graf Heinrich"[73].  In light of the chronological difficulties of this having been a daughter of Duke Thierry II's first wife, it is likely that Duke Simon's wife was the daughter of the comte de Louvain, whose wife married Duke Thierry as his second wife.  “Simon...Lotharingorum dux” renounced claims over property of “ecclesia de Sancti-Remigii-Monte”, brought by “patris mei beatæ memoriæ ducis Theodorici”, with the support of “uxore mea...ducissa Adelide...cum Matthæo...unico  nostro filio”, by undated charter[74].  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 1155, after 1 Sep, under which "Judit Romaricensis ecclesie abbatissa" donated property at the request of "Aledis mater ducis Mathei"[75].  After the death of her husband, Adelaide retired to the Cistercian abbey of Notre-Dame du Tart, near Dijon[76]m (before 5 Aug 1122) SIMON I Duke of Lorraine, son of THIERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his first wife Hedwig von Formbach (-13/14 Jan 1139, bur Stürzelbronn).

ii)         [GERTRUD de Louvain.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[77], the wife of Lambert Comte de Montaigu was Gertrud daughter of Henri [III] Comte de Louvain.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  According to another table in the same series[78], Comte Lambert's wife may have been --- [de Clermont, daughter of Giselbert Comte de Clermont & his wife ---.  m LAMBERT Comte de Montaigu et de Clermont, son of CONON Comte de Montaigu & his [first/second] wife --- (-1140 or after).]

iii)        daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

iv)        daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         GODEFROI de Louvain (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[79].  He succeeded his brother in 1095 as GODEFROI Comte de Louvain.  He was invested as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106. 

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c)         IDA de Louvain (-1139).  The Chronicon Huberti names "Ida" wife of "Balduinum comitem Montensem" but does not give her origin[80].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1084 of "Idam filiam Henrici Lovaniensis" and "comes Montensis Balduinus"[81].  Albert of Aix records that "uxor comitis Baldewini Hainaucorum" wept bitterly for the death of "Arnulfi…principis de castello Aldenardis" who had been "socius et conviator eius de terra…Galliæ", dated to [1105/06] from the context[82].  He does not specify which Baudouin, but it appears more likely that the text refers to the widow of count Baudouin II than to the young wife of count Baudouin III.  If this is correct, it is surprising that the passage does not specify that her husband was dead.  On the other hand, the date is early for the marriage of the younger count and in any case no other record has been identified which corroborates that Baudouin III was in Palestine at this time.  The report is probably garbled.  m (1084) BAUDOUIN II Comte de Hainaut, son of BAUDOUIN VI Count of Flanders, BAUDOUIN I Comte de Hainaut & his wife Richilde de Mons Ctss de Hainaut ([1056]-killed near Nikaia 1098 after 8 Jun).

d)         ADALBERO de Louvain (-1 Jan 1128, bur Liège St Gilles).  The Gesta abbatum Trudonensium names "frater ducis Godefridi Lovanii, Adelbero primicerius Mettis"[83].  Primicerius of Metz 1075.  Bishop of Liège 1123. Anselm of Gembloux´s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the appointment in 1123 of "domnus Adelbero ex clero sancti Stephani Mettenis" as “Leodicensium...episcopus[84].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the succession of “domnus Albero primicerius ex clero Sancti Stephani Metensis, frater ducis Lovaniensis Godefridi[85].  Anselm of Gembloux´s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records the death in 1128 of "domnus Adelbero episcopus Leodicensium” and the succession of “domnus Alexander archidiaconus ex clero sancti Lamberti” as bishop of Liège[86].  The Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium records the death “in circumcisione Domini” 1128 of Bishop Adalbero and his burial “in ecclesia sancti Egidii in Publico Monte iuxta Leodium[87].

2.         ADELA de Louvain (-1083).  The Annalista Saxo records "Adhelam de Brabantia, ex castello quod Lovene dicitur" as wife of Markgraf Otto, and later her second marriage to Otto's stepfather[88].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "viduam eius [=Othone marchione]…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Levene, erantque fratres eius Heinricus comes et Reiherus" as second wife of "Dedo marchio"[89], but does not name her.  "Heinricus…rex" confirmed donations to St Servatius at Maastricht by "marchio Otto de Thuringia eiusque uxor Adela" by charter dated 21 Sep 1062, in the presence of "Friderici ducis, Godefridi marchionis, Lamberti comitis de Brusela filiorumque suorum, Winrici de Wivsehel"[90].  Baudouin I Comte de Hainaut (later Baudouin VI Count of Flanders) refers to the donation made by "comitissa de Toringa, neptis meæ Adelæ" to the abbey of Hasnon, in a charter dated 1065[91].  The relationship between Adela and Count Baudouin has not yet been identified.  m firstly (before 1060) OTTO Graf von Weimar, son of WILLIAM [III] Graf von Weimar & his second wife Oda der Ostmark (-early 1067).  He succeeded his brother in 1062 as OTTO Markgraf von Meissenm secondly (1069) as his second wife, DEDO [II] Markgraf der sächsischen Ostmark [Niederlausitz] [Wettin], son of DIETRICH [II] Graf in Eilenburg [Wettin] & his wife Mathilde von Meissen (-Oct 1075).

3.         REGINAR de Louvain (-killed in battle Hesbaie 1077).  The Annalista Saxo names "Heinricus comes et Reginherus" as brothers of "Adhela…nata de Brabancia ex castello quod dicitur Lovania seu vulgariter Lovene"[92]

4.         [JOSCELIN (-after 1085).  Domesday Book records “Joscelin fitzLambert” holding numerous properties in Lincolnshire[93].  His parentage has not been ascertained.  However, the name Joscelin was used later by the Louvain family.  It is possible that this Joscelin was the son of Lambert [II] Comte de Louvain.] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA, DUKES of LOUVAIN

 

 

 

A.      DUKES of LOWER LOTHARINGIA 1106-1222, DUKES of LOUVAIN 1141-1198

 

 

GODEFROI V 1106-1128, GODEFROI VI 1140-1142

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of HENRI [II] Comte de Louvain & his wife Adela [Adelheid] in der Betuwe (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem Abbey).  The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis"[94].  "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086 which also records the donation of property "juxta in villa…Asca" made by "fraterque meus Godefridus"[95].  He succeeded his brother in 1095 as GODEFROI Comte de Louvain.  He was in conflict with Richer Bishop of Liège over the county of Brugeron in 1095/96[96].  Markgraaf van Antwerpen 1105.  Heinrich V King of Germany invested him as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106.  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ, Comes Lovaniensis et Bruxellensis Marchio sacri Regni” founded Afflighem Abbey where he was buried[97].  Vogt of Afflighem 1107.  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records the abdication in 1128 of "Godefridum Lovaniensem comitem de ducatu Lotharingie" and his substitution by "Waleramnum comitem Lemburgie"[98].  Vogt of Gembloux and Nivelles 1129.  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[99].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1139 of "Godefridus maior dux Lotharingiæ"[100].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death of "Godefridus Barbatus Lovaniensis dux Lothariensis" and his burial at Afflighem[101].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Kal Feb" of "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis, frater nostre societatis"[102]

m firstly ([1105]) IDA de Chiny, daughter of OTTO [II] Comte de Chiny & his second wife Alix de Namur (-1117/25).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly ([1125]) as her second husband, CLEMENCE de Bourgogne, widow of ROBERT II Count of Flanders, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Bourgogne & his wife Etiennette --- ([1078]-[1133]).  "Clementie Flandrarum comitisse" is named as wife of "Robertus iunior" in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[103].  Orderic Vitalis names her as wife of Count Robert but does not give her origin[104].  Her origin is confirmed by the Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana which names "Clementiam filiam Willelmi comitis Burgundionum cognomento Testahardith" as wife of "Rodbertus Rodberti filius"[105].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Clemence could not have been born much later than 1078, given the birth of her first child (by her first husband) in 1093.  She was appointed regent in Flanders during the absence of her first husband on crusade[106].  She promoted the monastic movement and introduced Cluniac rule into several abbeys in Flanders[107].  She founded Bourbourg Abbey with her first husband in [1103].  "Balduinus Flandrensium comes et Clementia comitissa" confirmed the donation of the church of Saint-Bertin to Cluny made by "dominus meus Rotbertus comes", by charter 12 Apr 1112[108].  She opposed the succession in 1119 of Count Charles, supporting the candidature of Guillaume d'Ypres[109].  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records the death in [1133] of "Clementia Roberti iunioris vidua" and specifies that "eatenus pene terciam partem Flandrie dotis loco tenuit"[110], although it is curious that this does not refer to her second husband who was still alive when she died. 

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Godefroi's mistress is not known. 

Duke Godefroi V & his first wife had five children:

1.         GODEFROI de Louvain (-[11 Nov/31 Dec] 1142, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[111].  He was installed in 1140 as GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia by his wife's brother-in-law Konrad III King of Germany.  Duke of Louvain 1141.  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1142 of "Godefridus minor dux Lotharingiæ"[112].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death in 1143 of "Godefridus Medianus dux Lotharingie" and his burial "Lovanii in templo Sancti Petri"[113]m ([1139]) as her first husband, LUTGARDIS von Sulzbach, daughter of BERENGAR [I] Graf von Sulzbach & his second wife Adelheid von Wolfratshausen (-after 1163).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Ludgarde ducissa de Saltzebach" as the wife of "Godefridus…secundus dux"[114].  She married secondly (1143) Hugo [XII] Graf von Dagsburg und Metz.  Her second marriage is suggested by the undated charter under which her son "Adelbertus…comes Metensis et de Dasbourch" appointed "nepotem meum ducem Lotharingiæ" as his heir "de castro meo Dasbourgh…"[115].  Duke Godefroi VI & his wife had one child:

a)         GODEFROI de Louvain (1142-10 Aug 1190, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Annales Parchenses name "Godefridus unius anni puer" as successor of "Godefridus dux iunior frater Heinric comitis"[116].  He succeeded his father in 1142 as GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia.  Duke of Louvain 1147.  Graaf van Brabant 1153. 

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2.         HENRI de Louvain (-Affligem Abbey 27 Sep 1141, bur Afflighem Abbey or Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[117].  Comte de Louvain.  Monk at Afflighem.  "Henricus filius Godefridi Ducis Lotharingiæ et comitis Lovanii" donated property on entering Afflighem abbey as a monk, for the souls of "…Claritiæ sororis nostræ" and for "fratre meo Duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Aleide regina Angliæ et Ida comitissa", by charter dated to [1141][118].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Henricus comes…Godefridi” became a monk at Afflighem where he was buried[119].  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1141 of "Heinricus comes filius eius [=Godefridi ducis magni]"[120]

3.         ADELISA de Louvain ([1103/06]-Afflighem Abbey 23/24 Mar or 23 Apr 1151, bur Afflighem Abbey).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[121].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Henricus rex Anglorum" and "Athelam filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingie" in 1121[122].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "IV Kal Feb" [1121] of King Henry and "Atheleidem filiam Godefridi ducis Lotharingæ puellam virginem" and her coronation as queen "III Kal Feb"[123].  Orderic Vitalis names her and her father[124].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ…filia…Aleidis” married “Regi Angliæ” in 1121, died “IX Kal Mai” and was buried at Afflighem after the death of her second husband[125].  The castle and honour of Arundel was settled on Queen Adelisa after her first husband died.  Robert of Torigny records that "Willermi de Albinaio quem vocant comitem de Arundel" married "Aelizam reginam relictam Henrici senioris regis Anglorum"[126].  She became a nun at Affleghem Abbey, near Aalst in Brabant in [1149/50].  The Annals of Margan record the death in 1151 of “Adelidis, regina secunda Henrici regis[127].  The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ…filia…Aleidis” died “IX Kal Mai” and was buried at Afflighem after the death of her second husband[128]The necrology of Lyre monastery records the death "25 Mar" of "Adelicia regina"[129]m firstly (Royal Chapel, Windsor Castle 29 Jan or 2 Feb 1121) as his second wife, HENRY I King of England, son of WILLIAM I King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre ([Selby, Yorkshire Sep 1168]-Saint-Denis le Ferment, Forêt d’Angers near Rouen 1/2 Dec 1135, bur Reading Abbey, Berkshire).  m secondly ([1136/Sep 1139]) WILLIAM d’Aubigny [de Albini], son of WILLIAM d’Aubigny Lord of the manor of Buckenham, Norfolk & his wife Maud le Bigod (-Waverley Abbey, Surrey 12 Oct 1176, bur Wymondham Priory, Norfolk).  He was created Earl of Arundel [1142].  

4.         IDA de Louvain (-27 Jul before 1162).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[130].  "Theodericus comes in Cleue et Aleidis uxor mea" donated property to Kloster Bedburg, for the anniversaries "X Kal Mar…patris mei Arnoldi comitis et VI Kal Aug matris mee Ide comitisse", by charter dated 1162[131]m ([1128]) ARNOLD [I] Graf von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [I] Graf von Kleve & his wife --- (-20 Aug after 1147, bur Bedburg).

5.         CLARISSA de Louvain (-before [1141]).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Alaida…Anglorum regina…comitissa de Cleves Ida…[et] Clarissia virgo" as the three daughters of "Godefridus Cum-barba"[132].  "Henricus filius Godefridi Ducis Lotharingiæ et comitis Lovanii" donated property on entering Afflighem abbey as a monk, for the souls of "…Claritiæ sororis nostræ" and for "fratre meo Duce Godefrido et sororibus meis Aleide regina Angliæ et Ida comitissa", by charter dated to [1141][133]

Duke Godefroi V had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

6.          JOSCELIN de Louvain (-1180).  His parentage is confirmed by a manuscript genealogy of the Percy family which names “Matildem et Agnetem” as the daughters and heiresses of “Willielmus de Percy”, adding that Agnes married “Goselino Lovayn fratri Ducis Brabantiæ[134]. It appears likely that he was illegitimate.  If it is correct that he married after 1154, he would have been rather old at that date to have been born from Duke Godefroi´s first marriage.  On the other hand, Duke Godefroi´s second wife was probably too old to have given birth to children after her marriage with the duke.  Joscelin accompanied his half-sister Adelisa to England when she married King Henry I in 1121.  He received the honour of Petworth, Sussex from Queen Adelisa before 1151. 

-        ENGLISH NOBILITY. EARLS of NORTHUMBERLAND

 

 

The following person was related to the above family but the precise connection has not yet been found: 

1.         MELISENDE, daughter of --- .  A kinswoman of Queen Adelisa, who gave her the manor of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire on her second marriage[135].  Her origin is not known.  m firstly ROBERT Marmion [III], son of ROGER Marmion & his wife --- (-[1143/44]).  m secondly as his second wife, RICHARD de Camville, son of --- & his wife --- [136]de Vere (-in Sicily 1176). 

 

 

GODEFROI VII 1142-1190, HENRI 1180-1222

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain & his wife Lutgardis von Sulzbach (1142-10 Aug 1190, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Annales Parchenses name "Godefridus unius anni puer" as successor of "Godefridus dux iunior frater Heinric comitis"[137].  He was installed in 1142 as GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia in succession to his father.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus comes Lymburgensis" attempted to deprive "Godefridi junioris" of his duchy, which "Henricus avus suus et Walramus pater suus" held previously, in the second year of his reign[138].  Duke of Louvain 1147.  Comte de Brabant 1153.  The Annales Blandinienses record "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis" taking part with Philippe Count of Flanders and his brother Mathieu Comte de Boulogne in a military expedition against Holland in 1166[139].  Vogt von Tengerloo 1175.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[140].  The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1190 of "Godefridus dux Lotharingie"[141].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death "XII Kal Sep" in 1190 of "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" aged 48, and his burial with his first wife "in ecclesia Sancti Petri Lovaniensis"[142]

m firstly (1158) MARGARETA van Limburg, daughter of HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg, Comte d'Arlon & his first wife Mathilde von Saffenberg heiress of Rode (-1172, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  Her parentage and marriage are deduced from the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "duce Lovanii Henrico" and "avunculo eius duce de Lemborch…Henrico" when recording their presence at the coronation of "Otto comes Pictavorum" as king of Germany in 1198[143].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1155 of "Godefridus dux" and "sororem ducis de Lemburg", and the death of "Margarita uxor ducis Godefridi" in 1172[144].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the marriage of "Godefridus" in the seventeenth year of his rule to "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[145].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that she was buried "in ecclesia Sancti Petri Lovaniensis"[146]

m secondly IMAGINA de Looz, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Looz, Graf von Rieneck Stadtgraf von Mainz & his wife Agnes von Metz (-5 Jun 1214).  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium refers to "Godefrido Lovanensi duce" as "sororio suo [=Gerardus comes Lonensis]"[147], but does not name his wife.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Godefridus" married "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis" after his first wife died[148].  "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingie", at the request of "uxoris nostre Imaine ducisse Lotharingie", confirmed the donations to Averboden by "frater eius comes Gerardus de Loen", by charter dated 1188[149].  "Gerardus…comes de Los" donated property to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum", by charter dated 1194 witnessed by "Aleidis uxor nostra comitissa de Los, Ludovicus filius noster, Guda soror nostra de Grymberghe, Ysmena soror nostra quandoque Lotharingiæ ducissa…"[150].  Abbess of Münsterbilsen 1203.  The necrology of Everbode records the death "pridiæ non Iun" of "Imainæ quondam ducisse Brabantiæ et abbatissæ Bilisiæ"[151]

Duke Godefroi VII & his first wife had two children:

1.         HENRI de Louvain (1165-Köln 5 Sep 1235, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[152].  He was installed in 1180 as HENRI Duke of Lower Lotharingia, until 1222.  Duke of Louvain 1183, until 1198.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[153].  He was installed as HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant in 1191.   

-        see Chapter 4.  DUKES of BRABANT

2.         ADALBERT de Louvain ([1166]-murdered Reims 24 Nov 1192, bur Reims Cathedral).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[154].  The Annales Egmundani record that "Albertus frater ducis de Luwon qui episcopus consecratus erat" was killed in 1193[155].  Archdeacon of St Lambert at Liège 1177/83.  Provost of St Jean et St Pierre at Liège 1184/89.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[156].  Elected Bishop of Liège 1191, installed 1192.  The Vita Alberti Leodiensis Episcopi records that “Albertus Leodiensis archidiaconus frater Henrici Lothoringie ducis” succeeded “Radulphi Leodiensi episcopo[157].  Cardinal 1192.  The Annales Parchenses record that "Albertus filius ducis Godefridi, Leodiensis episcopus" was killed in 1191 at Reims[158].  The Continuatio Aquicinctina of Sigebert's Chronica records that “Autbertus Leodicensis episcopus” was killed “[XII] Kal Dec” in 1192 “extra urbem Remensem[159]

Duke Godefroi VII & his second wife had two children:

3.         GUILLAUME de Louvain (-after 1 Aug 1224, bur Abbaye de Villers).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum de Parwiis" as the child of "Godefridus" and his second wife "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis"[160].  Heer van Perwez en Ruysbroek.   

-        see below, Part B

4.         GODEFROI de Louvain (-2 Jan 1225/16 Apr 1226).  John King of England granted "saisinam castri de Eya cum honore de Eya…q dux Lovan frater suus…dissaisit" to "Godofredo de Lovania" by order dated 26 Mar 1208[161].  He went to England in 1196.   

-        see below, Part C

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van PERWEZ

 

 

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

 

GUILLAUME de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his second wife Imagina van Looz (-after 1 Aug 1224, bur Abbaye de Villers).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Wilhelmum de Parwiis" as the child of "Godefridus" and his second wife "Ymaynam, filiam comitis Lossensis"[162].  Heer van Perwez en Ruysbroek.  "Henricus dux Lotharingiæ…et Willelmus frater meus" donated "terram de Ruschebruc" to "canonicorum S. Jacobi in Caldenberga" by charter dated 1201[163]

m (before 1206) as her first husband, MARIE d'Orbais, daughter of ENGUERRAND d'Orbais & his wife --- (-after 10 Apr 1233).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 23 Jun 1242 under which her son "Godefridus dominus de Parweys" confirmed donations to the church of Sainte-Catherine de Milen made by "avunculo meo domino Gotberto de Brul et a domino Ægidio filio suo de Herge"[164].  The primary source which confirms her name and her second marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (before 1231) Baudouin le Karron

Guillaume & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         GODEFROI de Perwez (-1257 after 3 Jul).  "Godefridus dominus de Perves ducis Lotharingiæ fratres filius" confirmed a donation to Argenton by charter dated 1230[165].  Heer van Perwez.  “Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[166]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni", by charter dated 1236[167].  "…Godefridus de Perweys et frater eius Ingelramus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1236 under which "Godefridus de Lovanio frater domini Henrici…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ" confirmed a settlement with his brother regarding their paternal inheritance[168].  "Godefridus dominus de Perves et Ingelramus frater eius" sold property to the church of Grimbergen, in the presence of "Alicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrami", by charter dated mid-Mar 1238[169].  Counsellor of Brabant 1253.  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[170]m (before 1236) ALIX van Grimbergen, daughter of GERHARD [IV] Heer van Grimbergen & his wife Agnes van Beveren (-after Jun 1247).  "Agnes domina de Grimbergis…et Alicia major natu filia mea" returned property "de Robrouc" to Ninove, in accordance with the last wishes of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis quondam maritus meus", by charter dated Feb 1229[171].  "Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[172]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni", by charter dated 1236[173].  Heiress of Grimberghe and Ninove.  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[174].  Godefroi & his wife had five children:

a)         GERARD de Perwez (-before 1253).  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et Ninive dominus" donated revenue from "Havesdonck" to the church of Grimbergen, in memory of "prædecessorum meorum bonæ meorum bonæ memoriæ Godefridi de Perweys, dominæ Adeliciæ progenitorum meorum, nec non Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated Oct 1259[175]

b)         GUILLAUME [Gérard] de Perwez (-after 31 Oct 1259).  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[176].  Heer van Grimbergen, Asche en Ninove.  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et Ninive dominus" donated revenue from "Havesdonck" to the church of Grimbergen, in memory of "prædecessorum meorum bonæ meorum bonæ memoriæ Godefridi de Perweys, dominæ Adeliciæ progenitorum meorum, nec non Gerardi fratris mei", by charter dated Oct 1259[177].  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei", in the presence of "præpositi Nivellensis domini Goberti de Perweys patrui mei", by charter dated 31 Oct 1259[178]

c)         GODEFROI de Perwez (-[Apr 1265/31 Oct 1270]).  Seigneur de Perwez, Heer van Grimbergen 1260.  The testament of "Godefrois sires de Perwei et de Grimberges", dated 25 Jul 1264, appoints "Monsegneur Henry de Grimberges" as one of his executors and names "mes seurs Marie comtesse de Vianne et Adain dame de Bruec"[179]m firstly (repudiated [1254]) as her first husband, MARIE van Oudenaarde Dame de Baucignies et de Montcornet, daughter of JAN van Oudenaarde & his wife Adela de Soissons (-[after 1276]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "unam ...filiam" of "Joannis Suessionensis comitis primogenita...Aelidis...[et] Johanni de Audenarde" married “domino Godefrido de Peruwes” by whom she was childless and secondly "domino Johanni de Falem" by whom she had two daughters[180].  Dame de Baucignies et de Montcornet.  Butkens identifies Marie´s first husband as the son of Godefroi de Perwez (who died in 1257) and adds that during her life he married his second wife Félicité de Trainel, which resulted in disputes over his succession between his children by his second wife and his sisters[181].  Jean Duke of Brabant granted revenue (“redditus nostros”) from “Buscho-Ducis...Laet et Ghieleyde”, after the death (“post decessum”) of “dominæ Mariæ quondam uxoris domini de Peruwez bonæ memoriæ dominæ de Ninive”, to "Domino Willelmo domino de Hoern" by charter dated 2 Feb 1271, witnessed by "Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio, Walterus Berthout dominus Magliniæ et Henricus dominus de Bautershem"[182].  The wording of the document suggests that Marie was still alive at the time and that the grant would take place after her death.  She married secondly Jean [I] de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy et de la Hermalle (-Dec 1300).  "Jehans dis sires d´Audennarde sires de Rosoit" confirmed the testament of "me…fille Marie jadis dame de Nineve" (confirmed by "mon segnor Jehan de Neela qu´on dit de Falleni [son mari]") by charter dated 1277[183]m secondly (1254) as her second husband, FELICITE de Trainel Vrouw van Hoboken, widow of GEOFFROI Seigneur de Château-Porcien, daughter of GARNIER [IV] de Trainel Seigneur de Marigny-le-Châtel & his wife Hélissende de Rethel (-18 Oct 1283).  "Felicitas domina de Hoboke et Henricus natus eius" donated property to Ouderghem, for the soul of "G. domini de Perweys et Grimbergis tunc mariti nostri", by charter dated 31 Oct 1270[184].  "Aleydis dicta de Perweys domina Hoboke…cum mater mea bonæ memoriæ domina Felicitas de Triangulo dicta domina de Perweys" donated property "in pagis de Eeckeren Leod. et Hoboke Camerac." to Oudeghem by charter dated 1290[185].  Godefroi & his second wife had two children: 

i)          HENRI de Perwez (-after 31 Oct 1270).  "Felicitas domina de Hoboke et Henricus natus eius" donated property to Ouderghem, for the soul of "G. domini de Perweys et Grimbergis tunc mariti nostri", by charter dated 31 Oct 1270[186]

ii)         ADELAIDE de Perwez (-after 22 Feb 1296).  "Aleydis dicta de Perweys domina Hoboke…cum mater mea bonæ memoriæ domina Felicitas de Triangulo dicta domina de Perweys" donated property "in pagis de Eeckeren Leod. et Hoboke Camerac." to Oudeghem by charter dated 1290[187].  Vrouw van Hoboken.

d)         MARIE de Perwez (-Sep 1289).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the testament of her brother "Godefrois sires de Perwei et de Grimberges" dated 25 Jul 1264 which names "mes seurs Marie comtesse de Vianne et Adain dame de Bruec"[188].  Vrouw van ½ Grimberghe, Ninove, Rumpst, Hoboken, Eekeren, Ingen, Havensberghe, Corroy, Frasne en Londerseel.  "Philippus comes Vianensis dominus de Grimbergis et Maria eius uxor domina dictorum locorum" donated property to Grimbergen by charter dated Jun 1266[189].  "Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberg et Perweis" confirmed a sale of property to Grimbergen by "Godefridus filius noster maior natu" with the consent of "uxoris suæ Aleydis", by charter dated 1278[190].  "Maria comitissa de Viana domina de Grimberge et Nivive et Godefridus filius noster maior natu" donated property to Grimbergen, with the consent of "Philippi fratris ipsius Godefridi", by charter dated 1280[191]m (before 10 Mar 1262) PHILIPP [I] Graf von Vianden, son of HEINRICH [I] Graf von Vianden & his wife Marguerite de Courtenay (-23 Apr 1273). 

e)         ADA de Perwez (-before 5 May 1310).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 31 Oct 1259 under which "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei"[192].  Vrouw van Perwez en Bruech.  "Ade dame de Perwes et du Bruech veuve de…Monsegneur Gerard fils du Segneur de Marbais" donated property to the abbey of Villers by charter dated 1284[193].  "Ada domina de Perweys, de Hoboke et de Eeckere relicta quondam…domini Gerardi de Marbais" donated property to the abbey of Ouderghem by charter dated 1300[194].  The abbot of Villier, as executor of the testament of "Ade dame de Perweys et du Bruech", reached agreement with "Gerard Signeur de Marbais et chastelain de Bruxelles et ses freres" by charter dated 5 May 1310[195]m (before 25 Jul 1264) GERARD de Marbais Heer van Bruech (-before 12 Jan 1283). 

2.         ENGUERRAND de Perwez (-1248, bur Val-Dieu)Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[196]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni", by charter dated 1236[197].  "…Godefridus de Perweys et frater eius Ingelramus…" witnessed the charter dated 9 Nov 1236 under which "Godefridus de Lovanio frater domini Henrici…ducis Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ" confirmed a settlement with his brother regarding their paternal inheritance[198].  Seigneur d'Orbais.  Heer van Dongelberghe.  An epitaph in the church of Vau-Dieu near Daelhem records the death in 1248 of "Engerans de Perweys"[199]m (before 1236) AGNES van Grimbergen, daughter of GERHARD [IV] Heer van Grimbergen & his wife Agnes van Beveren.  "Godefridus dominus de Perves et Ingelramus frater eius" sold property to the church of Grimbergen, in the presence of "Alicia uxore mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore mei Ingelrami", by charter dated mid-Mar 1238[200].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Heiress of Dongelberg.  Enguerrand & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Perwez (-before 1266).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Walterus…de Enghien" married secondly "filia domini Ingelrami de Peruwes"[201].  Vrouw van Dongelberghe.  m as his second wife, GAUTHIER [I] Seigneur d'Enghien, son of SOHIER Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife --- de Zotteghem (-[9 May] 1271).

3.         ROBERT de Perwez .  The necrology of Filipré near Givey records the death of "domini Roberti de Perweys", undated[202]

4.         GOBERT de Perwez (-20 Dec 1272).  Provost at Utrecht cathedral 1245/71.  Provost at Antwerp 1251/1264.  Provost at Nivelles 1245.  "Gerardus de Grimbergis et de Ninive dominus" confirmed the donation to Grimbergen by "viri nobilis G. de Marbais domini de Bruech sororii mei", in the presence of "præpositi Nivellensis domini Goberti de Perweys patrui mei", by charter dated 31 Oct 1259[203].  "Gobertus de Perweys…Nivellensis et Antverpensis præpositus" is named in a charter dated 1264[204].  Archdeacon at Utrecht 1252/1271.

5.         HENRI de Perwez (-Brussels 1277).  Heer van Ruysbroek.  The necrology of the Franciscan church at Brussels records the death in 1277 of "nobilis Henricus de Perweys"[205]

6.         [JEAN de Perwez (-before 26 Oct 1262).  Dechant of St Jan at Utrecht 1245/1251.]

7.         [GERARD de Perwez .  Provost at Nivelles 1230.]

 

 

 

C.      De LOVAINE, in ENGLAND

 

 

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

 

GODEFROI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his second wife Imagina van Looz (-[2 Jan 1225/16 Apr 1226]).  He went to England in 1196.  John King of England granted "saisinam castri de Eya cum honore de Eya…q dux Lovan frater suus…dissaisit" to "Godofredo de Lovania" by order dated 26 Mar 1208[206].  The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land from in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, dated to [1208/10]: "Godefridus de Luvayn" held "x libratas de terre in Radeneham de dominico regis"[207].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Godefridus de Loveyn" holding 5 knights´ fees at "Eystane" in Essex in [1210/12][208]

m (after 1199[209]) as her second husband, ALICE de Hastings, widow of RALPH de Cornhill, daughter and heiress of ROBERT de Hastings & his wife Mathilde de Flamville.  An Inspeximus dated 2 Mar 1270 quotes the charter under which Henry I King of England granted the lands of “Robertus filius Walteri de Wyndesora...patris sui” to “Willelmo filio predicti Roberti” (the charter referred to above), the charter under which King Henry II reconfirmed the grant, the charter of King Richard I which confirmed to “Henrico de Cornhell, Aliciam filiam et heredem Roberti de Hasting...uxorem [suam]”, and “confirmation of the same in favour of Matthew de Loveyne cousin and heir of the said William, Henry and Alice and his heirs[210]

Godefroi & his wife had two children: 

1.         GODFREY de Lovaine (-[1221/early 1226]).  Living 1221. "Henricus dux Lovanie" granted "honorem de Eya", whose custodian "Godefridus de Lovania" had died, to "Matheo de Lovania nepoti suo", dated [Apr] 1226[211]

2.         MATTHIEU de Lovaine (-before 11 Nov 1262).  "Henricus dux Lovanie" granted "honorem de Eya", whose custodian "Godefridus de Lovania" had died, for "Matheo de Lovania nepoti suo", dated [Apr] 1226[212].  "Matthew de Lovano" paid homage to the king "for the ten knights´ fees that Godfrey de Lovano his father held of the king", dated to [Apr] 1226[213].  A writ dated 11 Nov "46 Hen III", after the death of "Matthew Luveyn alias de Lovayne" records "Matthew his son aged 24 and more is his heir" and "Eystanes ad Turrim manor [Essex]"[214]m MURIEL, daughter of ---.  Matthieu & his wife had three children: 

a)         MATTHEW de Lovaine ([1237/38]-1302).  A writ dated 11 Nov "46 Hen III", after the death of "Matthew Luveyn alias de Lovayne" records "Matthew his son aged 24 and more is his heir" and "Eystanes ad Turrim manor [Essex]"[215].  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1302 of “Dñi Mathei de Lo. Juñ[216]m firstly (before 31 May 1268) HELISANT, daughter of ---.  m secondly MAUD Poyntz, daughter of ---.  Matthew & his second wife had three children: 

i)          Sir THOMAS de Lovaine (1291-1345).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1345 of “Dñi Tho de Lovayne[217]m JOAN, [daughter of Sir ROBERT de Basing & his wife ---] (-1318).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1318 of “Johe ux Dñi Tho de Lovayñ[218].  Sir Thomas & his wife had three children: 

(a)       JOHN de Lovaine of Little Easton (-1347).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1346 of “Dñi Johis de Lovayne[219]m firstly JOAN, daughter of ---.  m secondly MARGARET Weston, daughter of Sir THOMAS Weston & his wife --- (-1349).  John & his second wife had two children: 

(1)       ISABEL de Lovaine (1341-1351). 

(2)       ELEANOR de Lovaine (Little Easton 27 Mar 1345-5 Oct 1397).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1397 of “Dñe Elionore de Bourgchier[220]m (before Jun 1359) Sir WILLIAM Bourchier, son of ROBERT Lord Bourchier & his wife Margaret Prayers (-1375). 

(b)       THOMAS de Lovaine (-1318).  A manuscript calendar records the death in 1318 of “Tho de Lo. filii Dñi Thome de Lovayñ[221]

(c)       MATTHEW de Lovaine .  A manuscript calendar records the death (undated) of “Dni Mathei de Lovayne filii Dñi Thome de Lovayñ[222]

ii)         ALICE de Lovaine . 

iii)        ELEANOR de Lovaine (-after 3 May 1326, bur Dunmow Priory).  Edward I King of England wrote to the Guardians of Scotland 27 Mar 1289 regarding "Alianora quæ fuit uxor Willelmi de Ferariis" who was abducted by "Willelmus ´de´ Duglas" after the death of her husband from "manerio…Elenæ la Zusche, de Travernant"[223]m firstly as his second wife, Sir WILLIAM de Ferrers Lord of Groby, son of WILLIAM Ferrers Earl of Derby & his second wife Margaret de Quincy of Winchester (1240]-before 20 Dec 1287).  m secondly (before 28 Jan 1289) as his [second] wife, Sir WILLIAM Douglas of Douglas "le Hardi", son of Sir WILLIAM Douglas of Douglas & his wife --- (-London in prison 1298).  m thirdly (before 6 Oct 1305) Sir WILLIAM Bagot of Hide and Patshull, Staffs (-after 3 May 1326). 

b)         JOHN de Lovain . 

c)         HAWISE de Lovain .  A writ dated 6 Nov "55 Hen III", after the death of "Philip Basset", records "Wykes manor in the hundred of Tendring [Essex]…of the inheritance of Helewise his wife, in chief of Sir Matthew de Luviayn"[224]m as his first wife, Sir PHILIP Basset of Wycombe, son of ALAN Basset & his first wife Alice de Grey (-29 Oct 1271, bur Stanley, Wilts). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    DUKES of BRABANT

 

 

 

A.      DUKES of BRABANT 1191-1404

 

 

HENRI I 1191-1235

 

HENRI de Louvain, son of GODEFROI VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Duke of Louvain, Comte de Brabant & his first wife Margareta van Limburg (1165-Köln 5 Sep 1235, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis"[225].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus tercius dux Brabantie…et filius eius Henricus" when recording the former's departure for Jerusalem and the latter's destruction of "castrum Iacie" both in 1183[226].  He was installed in 1180 as HENRI Duke of Lotharingia, until 1222.  Duke of Louvain 1183, until 1198.  "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185[227].  He was installed as HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant in 1191.  "Henricus dux Lotharingiæ et marchio et…Luduicus comes de Lon" agreed to divide "terram de Mussal" if "comes de Dasborc" died without heirs by charter dated 1197[228].  He was one of the leaders of a crusade planned by Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany, arriving in Palestine in mid-1197[229].  He was marching to relieve Jaffa, captured by the Muslims in Sep 1198, when he heard news of the death of Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem.  He returned to Acre and took interim charge of the government until the arrival of Amaury de Lusignan King of Cyprus in Jan 1198[230].  He recaptured Beirut from the Muslims in Oct 1197[231].  After the murder of Philipp von Hohenstaufen King of Germany in 1208, Philippe II "Auguste" King of France promoted the candidacy of Duke Henri for the German throne[232].  Duke Henri joined his son-in-law Emperor Otto IV against France, and was defeated at the battle of Bouvines in 1214.  Markgraaf van Antwerpen 1211.  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1235 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie"[233].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Köln in 1235 of "Henricus dux Lotharingie" and his burial "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with his wife Mathilde and his daughter Marie[234].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Sep" of "Henricus dux Lovaniensis"[235]

m firstly (contract Antwerp 1179, 1180) MATHILDE de Flandre, daughter of MATHIEU de Flandre, Comte de Boulogne & his wife Marie de Blois (1170-Louvain 16 Oct 1210, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  The Flandria Generosa specifies that "frater Philippi secundus natu Matheus" had two daughters by his wife "comitissam Boloniensem", specifying that the younger daughter (unnamed) married "Henricus dux Brabancie"[236].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Idam…et Mathildem" as the two daughters of "Matheus [comiti Boloniensi]" & his wife, specifying that Mathilde married "Henricus dux Lovaniensis"[237].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" married "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[238].  The marriage contract between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis" is dated 1179 at Antwerp[239].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Mathilde was buried "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with her husband[240]

m secondly (Soissons, Aisne 22 Apr 1213) as her second husband, MARIE de France, widow of PHILIPPE I “le Noble” Marquis de Namur, daughter of PHILIPPE II "Auguste" King of France & his third wife Agnes von Andechs-Merano (after 1197-15 Aug 1238, bur Affligen or Louvain, église Saint Pierre).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "filium unum Philippum…et filiam unam Mariam" as children of "Philippus [rex]" and "Mariam filiam ducis Meranie et marchionis Histrie", and in a later passage records their legitimation[241].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1204 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and "filiam regis Francie", naming her "Maria uxor Henrici ducis" in a later passage[242], although the date is incorrect.  The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1212 of "Philippe roi de France…Marie sa fille, veuve de Philippe comte de Namur" and "le duc de Brabant"[243].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Marie was buried "Affligenii"[244]

Duke Henri I & his first wife had seven children:

1.         MARIE de Brabant ([1191]-[9 Mar/14 Jun] 1260, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre)The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[245].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records that "Henricus dux Brabancie…filiam suam Ottoni in uxorem dare promisit"[246].  The Chronicæ Regiæ Coloniensis record the marriage in 1214 of "Otto imperator" and "filiam ducis Brabantie"[247].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria imperatrix Romanorum" as the eldest of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" and his wife Mathilde[248].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that Count Willem married secondly "Mariam", but does not state her origin[249].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that Marie was buried "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with her husband[250]m firstly (Maastricht after 19 May 1214) as his second wife, Emperor OTTO IV King of Germany, son of HEINRICH "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony and Bavaria [Welf] & his second wife Matilda of England (Normandie [1176/77]-Harzburg 19 May 1218, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  m secondly (Jul 1220) as his second wife, WILLEM I Count of Holland, son of FLORIS III Count of Holland & his wife Ada of Scotland (-4 Feb 1222). 

2.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (-5 Apr or 21 Sep 1231, Roermond Cistercian Abbey).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[251].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the second of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" as the wife of "comes Gelrie" and mother of "Ottonem comitem de Gelre et Henricum episcopum Leodiensem et comitissam Iuliacensem"[252].  The marriage contract between “Henricus dux Lotharingie...Margaretam filiam ducis” and “Otto comes Gelrie...Gerhardum filium comitis” is dated 1206[253]m (contract Louvain 1206) GERHARD III Graaf van Gelre, son of OTTO Graaf van Gelre & his wife Richardis of Bavaria (-22 Oct 1229, bur Roermond Cistercian Abbey). 

3.         ALEIDIS de Brabant (-[1261/67]).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[254].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the third of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" as the wife of "comes de Alvernia" and mother of "Robertum comitem Bolonie et Alvernie et fratres eius et sorores"[255].  "Willelmus…comes Arverniæ et Aleydis quondam comitissa de Los" renounced an inheritance from "dominus dux Lotharingiæ", presumably in connection with their forthcoming marriage although the document does not specify this, by charter dated 1 Feb 1224[256].  "Robertus comes Claremontis et Alverniæ, Aleydis mater eius, et Arnoldus dominus de Wensemale maritus" confirmed agreement concerning property by charter dated 1251[257].  Her third marriage is confirmed by a letter dated Jun 1260 from "Ernoul chevalier Sire de Wesemale et Alys que fu contesse d´Auvergne sa femme" granted their rights in the county of Boulogne to "nostre cousine germaine la contesse Mahaut de Boloigne"[258]m firstly (1206) ARNAUD [III] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck, son of GERARD [II] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck & his wife Adelheid van Gelre (-before 1225).  m secondly (before 3 Feb 1225) GUILLAUME [X] Comte d'Auvergne, son of GUY [II] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Petronille de Chambon (-1246, bur Le Bouchet).  m thirdly (after Jul 1253) as his second wife, ARNOUT [III] Heer van Wesemaal Marshall of Brabant, son of ARNOUT [II] Heer van Wesemaal & his first wife --- van Montferrant (-1260).

4.         MATHILDE de Brabant (-22 Dec 1267, bur Loosduinen Cistercian Abbey).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Mariam, conthoralem Ottonis Quartus Romanorum imperatoris, Aleydam comitssam Auernie, Margaretam comitissam Gerardi comitis Ghelrie et Mechteldim, primo quidem comitissam Palatinam Rheni, postea…comitissam Hollandie" as the daughters of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[259].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Machtildem [uxor] Florentius comes Hollandie" as the fourth of the four daughters of "Henricus dux" and his wife Mathilde[260].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of Count Floris IV and "Machtildim filiam Henrici ducis Brabancie"[261].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not so far been identified.  The marriage contract of "Mathildam filiam Henrici ducis Lotharingiæ" and "filium Willelmi comitis Hollandiæ Florentium primogenitum" is dated 5 Nov 1214[262].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the death "1267 VI Kal Ian" of "Machtildis comitissa" and her burial "apud puellæ cystersiensis ordinis Losdunensis monasterii"[263]m firstly (Aachen end Nov 1212) HEINRICH II Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, son of HEINRICH Herzog von Braunschweig, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his first wife Agnes von Staufen ([1196]-25 Apr 1214, bur Kloster Schönau bei Heidelberg).  m secondly (Betrothed 5 Nov 1214, 5 Dec 1224) FLORIS IV Count of Holland, son of WILLEM I Count of Holland & his first wife Adelheid van Gelre (24 Jun 1210-Noyon or Corbie 19 Jul 1234, bur Rijnsburg). 

5.         HENRI de Brabant (1207-Louvain 1 Feb 1248, bur Villers).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1207 of "Heinricus filius ducis Heinrici"[264].  He succeeded his father in 1235 as HENRI II Duke of Brabant

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6.         GODEFROI de Brabant (1209-22 Jan 1254, bur Afflighem).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1209 of "Godefridus filius ducis Heinrici"[265].  Heer van Gaesbeek 1236.  "Godefridus de Lovanio…ducis Lotharingiæ frater" confirmed his foundation of "domum de Montæ Sanctæ Mariæ Cisterciensis ordinis…sitam juxta Liniacum in dominio meo", with the consent of "H. ducis Lotharingiæ fratris mei", by charter dated Sep 1237[266].  Seigneur de Baucignies 1246.  Heer van Herstal 1247.   

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7.         child .  The primary source which confirms the parentage of this child has not yet been identified. 

Duke Henri I & his second wife had two children:

8.         ELISABETH de Brabant (-[22 Jan 1260/14 Aug 1266]).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ refers to the only daughter of "Henricus dux" & his second wife as "[uxor] filius comitis de Kleve Thomas nomine"[267].  Her second marriage is confirmed by an order of Pope Innocent III dated 23 Mar 1247 addressed to Henri II duke of Brabant pronouncing a sentence of divorce between "virum nobilem Gerardum de Wassenberge" and "dominam Elisabeth sororem ducis præfati, relictam Theodorici…comitis Clivensis" on the grounds that "Gerardi avum et preæfatæ Elisabeth aviam" were brother and sister[268].  Presumably a Papal dispensation was granted subsequently, as later documents confirm that Gerhard´s wife was the daughter of the duke of Brabant.  Walram IV Duke of Limburg noted, in a charter dated 13 Mar 1253, that "nobilis vir Gerardus dominus de Wassenberg" had granted "castrum de Spremont" to "dominæ Elisabeth uxori suæ, sorori…Henric…quondam ducis Brabantiæ", with the consent of "Gerardi primogeniti sui"[269].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunt quondam comitissa Clivensis" donated property "apud Linne" to Wassenberg church for the soul of "mariti sui domini Gerhardi bonæ memoriæ de Wassemberg" by charter dated Sep 1254[270].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, comitissa Cleven relicta nobilis viri domini de Wassenberg" donated revenue to Rolduc abbey, for the souls of "prenominati domini nostri Gerardi, eiusdem nominis filii nostri", by charter dated 14 Oct 1257[271].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimunth, quondam comitissa Clevensis" granted "Mismekar" to "Jutta filia nostra", stated to be a minor, naming "consanguineo nostro…Ottoni comiti Gelriæ", by charter dated 25 Nov 1258[272].  "Elisabeth domina de Sprimondt, quondam comitissa Clevensis" confirmed the dowry agreed by "comes Clivensis et frater eius dominus Luf" under the marriage contract of "nobilum virum dom. Gerlacum de Isenburg" and "filiam nostrum Elisabeth", by charter dated 22 Jan 1260, which states that the property in question included revenue which "pater noster dom. dux Brabantiæ" had given to "dom. Theodorico quondam primogenito comitis Clivensis"[273].  Elisabeth must have died before 14 Aug 1266, the date of a charter under which "Walramus dux de Lymburch et Juetha uxor" donated revenue "in Galopia et in Dobath" to Borcette abbey, as these territories formed part of her dower[274]m firstly ([Louvain 19 Mar 1233]) DIETRICH von Kleve gt von Dinslaken, son of DIETRICH [IV] "Nust" Graf von Kleve & his first wife Mathilde von Dinslaken ([1214]-24 Mar 1244).  m secondly (Feb 1246) GERHARD [IV] von Wassenberg Seigneur de Sprimont, son of GERHARD [II] von Wassenberg [Limburg] & his wife Beatrix von Merheim (-early 1255).

9.         MARIE (-young).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

HENRI II 1235-1248

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre ([1207]-Louvain 1/2 Feb 1248, bur Villers).  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1207 of "Heinricus filius ducis Heinrici"[275].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum postea ducem Lotharingie, Godefrido de Louanio" as the sons of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[276].  He succeeded his father in 1235 as HENRI II Duke of Brabant.  After the death in Feb 1247 of Heinrich Raspe anti-King of Germany, Landgraf of Thuringia, Duke Henri II proposed his nephew Willem II Count of Holland as successor after declining the position himself[277].  The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1247 of "Heinricus II dux" aged 40[278].  The Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis records the death in Jan 1248 of "Heinricus dux Brabantie"[279].  The necrology of Seligenthal records the death "IV Non Feb" of "Heinricus dux Brabantie pater dilecte Marie"[280].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ records that "Henricus…secundus dux" was buried at Villers[281].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Louvain in 1247 of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his burial "in monasterio Vilariensi"[282]

m firstly (before 22 Aug 1215) MARIA von Staufen, daughter of PHILIPP King of Germany Duke of Swabia & his wife Maria née Eirene Angelina of Byzantium ([1199/1200]-Louvain before 1235).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria filia Philippi Romanorum" as wife of "Henricus…secundus dux"[283].  The Annales Marbacenses record that one of the four daughters of King Philipp (fourth in the list) married "duci Brabantie"[284]

m secondly (1241) SOPHIE von Thüringen, daughter of LUDWIG IV "der Heilige" Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Elisabeth of Hungary (Wartburg 20 Mar 1224-[Marburg] 29 May 1275, bur Villers).  The Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis records the birth "1224 mencio tercio XX die" to "beata Elizabeth" of "filiam Sophiam in castro Wartperg"[285].  The Annales Parchenses record the marriage in 1241 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and "Sophiam filiam beate Elyzabeth de Thuringia"[286].  She was heiress of Hessen, which was inherited by her son who became Heinrich I "das Kind" Landgraf und Herr von Hessen.  The necrology of Thuringia records the death "IV Kal Jun" of "Sophia filia beate Elyzabeth"[287]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Henri's mistress is not known. 

Duke Henri II & his first wife had six children:

1.         MATHILDE de Brabant (1224-29 Sep 1288, bur Abbey of Cercamp, Artois).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[288].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Machtildis" as oldest of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, and her first husband "Roberto comitis Attrebatensi, filio Regis Francie", their children "Robertum comitem Attrebatensem et unam filiam", and her second husband "comiti Sancti Pauli" referring to, but not naming, their sons and daughters[289].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage "apud Conpendium in octavis Pentecostes" of "Francie frater regis Robertus" and "Mathilde filia ducis Brabantie"[290]The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1238 "apud Compendium" of "sanctus Ludovicus rex Franciæ Robertum fratrum suum" and "filiæ ducis Brabantiæ Mathildi"[291]The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" married "Macthildem filiam Henrici ducis Brabantiæ, relictam comitis Atrebatensis Roberti"[292]m firstly (Compiègne 14 Jun 1237) ROBERT [I] Comte d'Artois, son of LOUIS VIII King of France & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Castilla y León (Sep 1216 -killed in battle near Mansurah, Palestine 9 Feb 1250).  m secondly ([Naples before 31 May 1254]) GUY de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol, son of HUGUES [I] de Châtillon Comte de Saint-Pol & his second wife Marie d'Avesnes Ctss de Blois (after 1226-12 Mar 1289, bur Chercamp). 

2.         BEATRIX de Brabant (1225-11 Nov 1288, bur Abbaye de Marquette, near Lille).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[293].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Beatrix" as third of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, her first husband "lantgravio Turingie" and her second husband "Willelmo comiti Flandrie", specifying that she was childless[294].  "Domina Beatrix Flandriæ comitissa relicta…Guillelmi quondam Flandriæ comitis" donated property to the abbey of Marquette by charter dated Dec 1264[295]m firstly (Creuzburg/Werra 10 Mar 1241) HEINRICH "Raspe" Landgraf of Thuringia King of Germany, son of HERMANN I Pfalzgraf von Sachsen Landgraf of Thuringia & his second wife Sophie von Wittelsbach (-Wartburg 16 Feb 1247, bur Eisenach St Katharinenkloster).  m secondly (Louvain Nov 1247) GUILLAUME III Count of Flanders, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Marguerite II Ctss of Flanders (1224-Trazegnies 6 Jun 1251, bur Abbaye de Marquette, near Lille). 

3.         HENRI de Brabant (-Louvain 28 Feb or 1 Mar 1261, bur Leeuwen Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses names "filius eius [=Heinrici II ducis] dux Heinricus tercius puer bone indolis"[296].  Provost at Aachen 1233.  He succeeded his father in 1248 as HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant

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4.         MARIE de Brabant (-beheaded Donauwörth 18 Jan 1256, bur Donauwörth Heilige Kreuz-Stift).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[297].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Maria" as second of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, and her husband "duci Bavarie", specifying that he "impie et crudeliter" killed her[298].  The betrothal of one of the daughters of Henri II Duke of Brabant to Edward of England is recorded by Matthew Paris[299].  It is not certain that Marie was the daughter in question.  However, she is the most likely candidate as her two older sisters were already married and her younger half-sister was only an infant at the time.  The Annales Mellicenses in 1256 record that "Lodwicus Reni comes palatinus" had "Mariam uxorem suam, filiam ducis Brabancie" beheaded by her jailers "apud Werdam"[300].  The Continuatio Lambacensis clarifies that she was killed because of her adultery[301].  The Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses record that Duke Ludwig beheaded his wife "Mariam ducissam Brabancie" in "castro Werde Suevico"[302].  The necrology of Freising Weihenstephan records the death "XV Kal Feb" of "Maria palatine Reni decollate a sponse eius Ludovico palatino Reni"[303]Betrothed (1247) to EDWARD of England, son of HENRY III King of England & his wife Eléonore de Provence (Palace of Westminster 17/18 Jun 1239-Burgh-on-Sands, Cumberland 8 Jul 1307, bur Westminster Abbey).  He succeeded his father in 1372 as EDWARD I “Longshanks” King of Englandm (2 Aug 1254) as his first wife, LUDWIG II "der Strenge" joint Duke of Bavaria, son of OTTO II "dem Erlauchten" Duke of Bavaria & his wife Agnes von Braunschweig (Heidelberg 13 Apr 1229-Heidelberg 1/2 Feb 1294, bur Fürstenfeld).

5.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (-[4 Jun] 1277).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names (in order) "Mechtildim comitissam Atrebatensem et Sancti Pauli, Mariam comitissam palatinam Reni, Beatricem lantgraviam Thuringie postea comitissam Flandrie, et Margaretam sanctiomonialem, postea abbatissam in Valle Ducis" as the daughters of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his first wife Marie[304].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Margareta, abbatissa Vallisducis…in ordine Cisterciensi" as fourth of the four daughters of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria[305].  Nun at Val-Duc 1235, Abbess 1272.

6.         PHILIPPE de Brabant (-young, bur Leeuwen St Pieter).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Philippus" as son of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his wife Maria, specifying that he died "in infantia" and was buried "Lovanii"[306]

Duke Henri II & his second wife had two children:

7.         ELISABETH de Brabant (1243-17 Apr or 9 Oct 1261, bur Braunschweig).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Elisabeth ducissam de Bruynswiich" as the daughter of "Henricus secundus et quintus dux Brabancie" and his second wife Sophia[307].  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1243 of "Elyzabet" daughter of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie" and his wife Sophia[308].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum heredem Thuringie et Elizabet ducissam Brunswickh" as the children of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his second wife Sophia, specifying that Elisabeth was childless[309].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie refers to the first wife of "Albertum" as "filiam ducis Brabancie"[310].  The Chronica Principum Brunsvicensium names "Elyzabet filiam ducis Brabancie" as wife of "Albertus", specifying that she died childless in 1261[311]m (Braunschweig 13 Jul 1254) as his first wife, ALBRECHT I "der Große" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, son of OTTO I “dem Kind” Herzog von Braunschweig & his wife Mathilde von Brandenburg [Askanier] (1236-Braunschweig 15 Aug 1279, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).   

8.         HENRI de Brabant (24 Jun 1244-Marburg 21 Dec 1308, bur Marburg Elisabethkirche).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names "Henricum heredem Thuringie et Elizabet ducissam Brunswickh" as the children of "Henricus…secundus dux" and his second wife Sophia[312].  Landgraf von Thüringen und Herr von Hessen.  He succeeded in 1264 as HEINRICH I "das Kind" Landgraf und Herr von Hessen.  He renounced his rights to Brabant 25 Nov 1279.  Created Fürst by Imperial Order 10 May 1292.   

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Duke Henri II had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 

9.          HENRI .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Clericus 1244.

 

 

HENRI III 1248-1261, HENRI IV 1261-1267

 

HENRI de Brabant, son of HENRI II Duke of Brabant & his first wife Marie of Germany [Hohenstaufen] (-Louvain 28 Feb or 1 Mar 1261, bur Louvain, Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses names "filius eius [=Heinrici II ducis] dux Heinricus tercius puer bone indolis"[313].  Provost at Aachen 1233.  He succeeded his father in 1248 as HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus tertius…in ducatu Lotharingie" was the first of his line to adopt the title "ducem Lotharingie et Brabancie"[314].  The necrology of Maubuisson records the death "Kal Mar" of "Henricus dux Brebancie pater domine Marie regine Francie"[315].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Louvain "Kal Mar" in 1260 of "Henricus Pius dux Lotharingie Brabancie", while preparing to leave on Crusade, and his burial "apud Fratres Predicatores"[316]

m (1251 after 21 Jul) ALIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his first wife Yolande de Dreux ([1233]-20 Oct 1273, bur Louvain Dominican Church).  The Annales Parchenses records the marriage in 1253 of "Heinricus dux" and "filiam ducis Burgundie…Aeliden"[317].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus tertius…in ducatu Lotharingie" married "Aleidem filiam Hugonis ducis Burgundie"[318].  Regent of Brabant 1261-1268 successively for her sons Dukes Henri IV and Jean I.  The testament of “Hugo dux Burgundiæ”, dated Sep 1272, bequeathed property to “filiam meam...dominam Alasiam ducissam Brabantie[319].  She corresponded with St Thomas Aquinus, who dedicated Du Gouvernement du Prince to her[320].  The necrology of Maubuisson records the death "XIII Kal Nov" of "domina Aalipdis ducissa Brabancie mater domine Marie…regina Francie"[321].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death in 1262 of "ducissa…Aleydis de Burgundia…fundatrix monasteriorum tam in Lovanio quam in Oudergheem" and her burial with her husband "apud Fratres Predicatores"[322]

Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Duke Henri's mistress is not known. 

Duke Henri III & his wife had five children:

1.         HENRI de Brabant (Louvain [1251/52]-after 29 Apr 1272).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Henri was "fatuum et insensatum, debilem et deformem"[323].  The Annales Parchenses names "Henricum puerum" as successor of "dux Henricus", specifying that he was 9 years old when he succeeded[324].  He succeeded his father in 1261 as HENRI IV Duke of Brabant.  He was incapable of governing because of imbecility, and was obliged to abdicate at Cambrai 24 May 1267.  “Henricus primogenitus filius Henrici quondam ducis Brabantiæ magnæ memoriæ” transferred his rights in the duchy of Brabant to "Joanni fratri suo secundo post ipsum genito" by charter dated 24 May 1267[325].  His maternal grandfather brought him to Dijon in 1269, as a canon at St Etienne where he made his vows.  Betrothed (1257) to MARGUERITE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (early 1255-Jul 1271, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  The primary source which confirms her betrothal has not yet been identified.  This betrothal was terminated because of the imbecility of the fiancé, the fiancé later marrying Henri's younger brother Jean. 

2.         JEAN de Brabant (Brussels 1253-Antwerp 3 May 1294, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[326].  He succeeded his brother in 1267 as JEAN I "the Victorious" Duke of Brabant.   

          -        see below

3.         GODEFROI de Brabant (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[327].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus, frater Iohannis ducis [de Brabancia]" and his wife "Iohanne de Virson"[328].  Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon. 

          -        HEREN van AARSCHOT

4.         MARIE de Brabant (Louvain ([1260]-Murel near Meulan 12 Jan 1322, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Marie was later "regina Francie"[329]The Gesta Philippi Tertia Francorum Regis of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1274 "die Martis infra octavas Assumptionis beatæ Mariæ...apud Vincenas" of "Philippus rex Franciæ" and "Mariam...filiam Henrici quondam ducis Brabantiæ ex filia ducis Hugonis Burgundiæ et sororem Joannis tunc Brabantiæ ducis"[330].  She was crowned Queen of France at Paris, Sainte Chapelle 24 Jun 1275.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the death in 1321 (O.S.) of "Maria quondam regina Franciæ, orta de Brabanto et quondam ducis filia, uxor Philippi regis Franciæ filii sancti Ludovici" and her burial "apud fratres Minores Parisius"[331]The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "IV Id Jan" of "domina Maria de Brebencia quondam regina Francie uxor quondam Philippi regi Francie dicti le Hardi"[332]m (contract Vincennes 27 Aug 1274) as his second wife, PHILIPPE III "le Hardi" King of France, son of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (Poissy, Yvelines 1 May 1245-Perpignan 5 Oct 1285, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).

5.         child .  The primary source which confirms the parentage of this child has not yet been identified. 

Duc Henri III had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 

6.          GILLES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1286/88. 

          -        van der BALCH[333]

 

 

JEAN I 1267-1294

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (Brussels 1253-Antwerp 3 May 1294, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[334].  He succeeded his brother in 1267 as JEAN I "the Victorious" Duke of Brabant.  He bought a claim the duchy of Limburg from Adolf V Graf von Berg, who had disputed the succession of his cousin Ermengard and her husband Reinald I Graaf van Gelre[335].  His forces captured Worringen where the other claimant Henri VI Comte de Luxembourg, to whom Graf Reinald had sold his claim, was killed in battle.  The dispute was arbitrated by Philippe III King of France who found in favour of Duke Jean who was thereupon recognised as Duke of Limburg in 1288[336].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the death "1294 Non Mai" of "Iohannis primus dux Lotharingie, Brabantie et Lemburgie" during a tournament celebrating the marriage of the Comte de Bar with the daughter of the King of England[337]

m firstly ([5 Sep] 1270) MARGUERITE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence ([early 1255]-Jul 1271, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  An anonymous chronicle of the kings of France, written [1286/1314], records that the third daughter of "li rois Loois...[et] Marguerite la fille au conte de Provence" married "au duc de Braibant" but did not live long[338]The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam sancti Ludovici Regis Francie" as the first wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" specifying that she had one son[339].  She had previously been betrothed to Duke Jean's older brother.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie" married "Margaretam, filiam Philippi regis Francorum", adding that she died in childbirth with her child[340]

m secondly (1273) MARGUERITE de Flandre, daughter of GUY Count of Flanders & his first wife Mathilde de Béthune ([1251]-3 Jul 1285, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam Guidonis comitis Flandrie" as the second wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie"[341].  The Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ refers to the three (unnamed) daughters of "Guido…ex Mathilde filia Roberti Tenremontensis", specifying that one (listed first) married "Iohanni duci Brabantie"[342].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie" married secondly "Margareta, filia Guidonis comitis Flandrie"[343].  The Annales Blandinienses name "Margaretha duxissa Brabantie, filia Guidonis comitis Flandrie" when recording her death in 1284 and burial in Brussels, specifying that she left four children "quorum maior natu duxit filiam regis Anglie in uxorem[344]

Mistress (1) - (5): ---.  The names of Duke Jean's mistresses are not known. 

Duke Jean I & his first wife had one child:

1.         son (b and d Jul 1271, bur Saint-Denis).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Margaretam filiam sancti Ludovici Regis Francie" as the first wife of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" specifying that she had one son[345].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Margaretam, filiam Philippi regis Francorum", wife of "Johannes primus…in ducatu Lotharingie et Brabancie", died in childbirth with her child[346]

Duke Jean I & his second wife had four children:

2.         GODEFROI de Brabant ([1273/74]-after 13 Sep 1283).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife, specifying that Godefroi died "in annis pubertatis"[347]Betrothed (13 Sep 1283) to MARGARETA von Berg, daughter of HEINRICH von Berg-Windeck [Limburg] & his wife Agnes von der Mark.  "Adolphus comes de Monte" transferred "ducatum Lemburgensem" to Brabant with the betrothal of "filium domini nostri ducis Brabantiæ Godefridum" and "Margaretam filiam Henrici nostri fratris" by charter dated 13 Sep 1283[348]

3.         JEAN de Brabant (27 Sep 1275-Château de Tervueren 27 Oct 1312, Brussels Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[349].  He succeeded his father in 1294 as JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant.   

-        see below

4.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (4 Oct 1276-Genoa 14 Dec 1311, bur Pisa Cathedral).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Mariam comitissam Sabaudie et Montium, et Margaretam [uxor] Henricus comes de Lusseleborch" as the two daughters of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[350].  The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch names "Domina Margareta sorore Iohannis Ducis Brabantiæ" as wife of "Henricum Comitum Luczelinburgensem…Romanorum Regem"[351].  Her marriage was arranged to settle the long-standing dispute with the Duke of Brabant over the duchy of Limburg, her husband abandoning his claim to Limburg at the same time[352].  The Gesta Baldewini de Luczenburch records the death in Dec 1311 of "Domina Margareta Regina"[353]m (9 Jun 1292) HENRI IV Comte de Luxembourg, son of HENRI III Comte de Luxembourg & his wife Béatrice d'Avesnes (12 Jul 1274-Buonconvento near Siena 24 Aug 1313, bur Pisa Cathedral).  He was elected HEINRICH VII King of Germany 6 Jan 1309, crowned Emperor 29 Jun 1312. 

5.         MARIE de Brabant ([1277/85]-after 2 Nov 1338, bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Mariam comitissam Sabaudie et Montium, et Margaretam [uxor] Henricus comes de Lusseleborch" as the two daughters of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[354].  As Marie's second daughter gave birth to her first child in 1320, it is likely that Marie herself was born in the early part of the date range [1278/85] and that she married before 1300.  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Ottone nato Theoderici comitis Clevensis" and "Maria sorore Johannis ducis Brabantie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 23 Oct 1297[355].  "Maria di Brabant sua Sorella Moglie del detto Conte Amedeo" is named in a promise by "Gioanni Duca di Brabant" relating to the former's dowry, dated "il Luned avanti la divisione degli Apostoli 1304"[356]Betrothed (Papal dispensation 23 Oct 1297) to OTTO von Kleve, son of DIETRICH [VI] Graf von Kleve & his first wife Margareta van Gelre (1278--[27 Sep 1310/24 Feb 1311]).  He succeeded his father in 1305 as Graf von Klevem ([23 Oct 1297/1304]) as his second wife, AMEDEE V "le Grand" Comte de Savoie, son of THOMAS II Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1253]-Avignon 16 Oct 1323). 

Duke Jean I had five illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (5) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage, and the parentage of their descendants, have not yet been identified): 

6.          JAN Meeuwe (-1310).  Heer van Donghelberghe en Waver.  m MARGARETA van Pamele, daughter of JOHAN van Pamele heer van Pamele en Ledeberg & his wife Marguerite de Contrecoeur.  Jan Meewe & his wife had children: 

a)         WILLEM (-before 1362).  Heer van Waver en Corbeek.  m MARGUERITE van Hermalle, daughter of ARNOUT [II] van Oudenaarde heer van Lumme, Chaumot en Peer, voogd van Haspengouw & his wife Alix van Hermalle[357].  William & his wife had two children: 

i)           MARGARETA van Waver .  Vrouwe van Pamele, Ledeberg, Corbeek.  m firstly JAN [VI] van Aarschot heer van Schoonhoven, son of JAN [V] van Aarschot heer van Schoonhoven & his first wife Margareta van Lille (-[before 1365]).  m secondly JAN [II] van Diegem knight, son of JAN [I] Heer van Diegem & his wife Lelia Swaef[358]m thirdly (1372) JAN van Rotselaar seneschalk van Brabant, son of ---. 

b)         LODEWIJK (-1383). 

-        de DONGELBERGHE[359]. 

c)          PHILLIP van Waver (-after 1340)m as her second husband, MARGARETA van Reeleghem, widow of JAN [V] van Aarschot heer van Schoonhoven, daughter of DANEEL van Reeleghem & his wife --- (-after 30 May 1340). 

7.          JENNEQUIN van Mechelenm ---.  The name of Jennequin´s wife is not known.  Jennequin & his wife had three children: 

a)         GERARD de Malines .  Seigneur de Soigne.  Living 1352.  m ---.  The name of Gérard´s wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child:

i)           MARTIN de Malines .

b)         JEAN de Malines .  m ---.  The name of Jean´s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child:

i)           GERARD de Malines .

c)          MARGUERITE de Brabant dite de Malines (-after 1368).  m ([1330]) GERELINUS Hinckaert, son of --- (-before 1366).

8.          JAN Pyliser .  He left descendants[360]

9.          JAN van der Plasch .  Living 1313/47.

10.       MARGARETA van Tervueren .  m (1292) JAN van Landewijck, son of ---. 

 

 

JEAN II 1294-1312

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of JEAN I Duke of Brabant & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre (27 Sep 1275-Château de Tervueren 27 Oct 1312, Brussels Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names (in order) "Iohannem et Godefridum" as the two sons of "Iohannes dux Lothoringie et Brabantie" & his second wife[361].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records that "Iohannis filius eius" succeeded "Iohannis primus dux Lotharingie, Brabantie et Lemburgie" in 1294[362].  He succeeded his father in 1294 as JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records death in 1312 of "Johannes secundus…dux Lotharingie, Brabancie et Lymburgie marchioque Sacri Imperii"[363]

m (Westminster Abbey 8 or 9 Jul 1290) MARGARET of England, daughter of EDWARD I King of England & his first wife Infanta doña Leonor de Castilla (Windsor Castle 11 Sep [1279/80]-1318 or after 11 Mar 1333, bur Brussels, Saints Michael and Gudula).  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the birth in 1275 at Windsor of "filiam…Margaret" to "Alienora uxor regis, regina Angliæ"[364].  The order of the birth of the children of King Edward I is difficult to ascertain as none of the sources so far consulted records all their births and the different sources are inconsistent.  If the Continuator of Florence of Worcester is accepted for the years of birth of Alfonso (Nov [1273]) and Margaret (1275), the year of birth of Isabella (consistently recorded in Mar 1275 N.S. in all sources so far consulted) is impossible.  A solution to the problem is if Alfonso was born in Nov 1275 and Margaret in either 1279 or 1280.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes secundus…dux Lotharingie, Brabancie et Lymburgie marchioque Sacri Imperii" married "Margaretam filiam Eduardi primi regis Anglie"[365].  The Annales Halesiensibus record the marriage "1290 XVII Id Iul" of "Margaretam filiam regis" and "Iohannes filius et heres ducis Brabantie"[366].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage "VI Id Jul" at Westminster of "Johannes filius et hæres Johannis ducis Brabantiæ" and "Margaretam filiam regis Anglie"[367].  The Annales Londonienses record the marriage "VII Id Iul" in 1290 of "domina Margareta…regis Angliæ filia" and "Johanni filio ducis Brabantiæ"[368]

Mistresses (1) - (4): ---. 

Duke Jean II & his wife had one child: 

1.         JEAN de Brabant (1300-Brussels 5 Dec 1355, bur Villers).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannem ducem…tercium" as the son of "Iohannes…dux" and his wife Margaret[369].  He succeeded his father in 1312 as JEAN III “le Triomphant” Duke of Brabant.   

-        see below

Duke Jean II had four illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (4) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage have not yet been identified): 

2.          JAN van Corsselaer (-after 19 May 1373)"Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" names "Domini Ioannis de Cosselaer militis nostri fratris naturalis nec non Dominæ Katharinæ ipsius domini Ioannis uxoris" in a charter dated 8 Apr 1345[370].  Heer van Witthem, Wailwilre, Machelen, la Rochette en Colonster. 

-        van WITTHEM[371].   

3.          JAN van Wyvliet (-killed in battle ----).  1341/1363.  Heer van Blaesveld en Kuyc.  m MARGARETA Pipenpoy, daughter of RUDOLF Pipenpoy & his wife --- (-after 15 May 1348).  "Domina Margareta filia Rudolphi Pypenpoy, uxor domini Witfliet Domini de Blaesvelt" is named in 1347[372]. 

4.          JAN Cordeken (-1361 before 3 Nov).  Emperor Ludwig legitimated "nobili viro Ioanni Gortygin domino in Glymes" born to "patre…Ioanne duce Brabantiæ…matre…Elysabeth Gortygin" by charter dated 27 Aug 1344[373]Heer van Glymes

-        van GLYMES[374]

5.          JAN Magermann (-[1355/57]).  m as her first husband, ADELISE d'Elsies, daughter of ---.  She married secondly (before 14 Apr 1357) Godefried van Bourdeel.

 

 

JEAN III 1312-1355, JEANNE 1355-1404

 

JEAN de Brabant, son of JEAN II "der Friedfertige" Duke of Brabant & his wife Margaret of England (1300-Brussels 5 Dec 1355, bur Villers-la-Ville, Brabant).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannem ducem…tercium" as the son of "Iohannes…dux" and his wife Margaret[375].  He succeeded his father in 1312 as JEAN III “le Triomphant” Duke of Brabant, and Limburg. 

m ([19 Jul] 1311) MARIE d'Evreux, daughter of LOUIS de France Comte d'Evreux [Capet] & his wife Marguerite d'Artois [Capet] (1303-31 Oct 1335, bur Brussels, Franciscan Church).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Mariam filiam domini Ludovici fratris Regis Francie" as the wife of "Iohannem ducem…tercium"[376].  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannes tertius" married "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[377]

Mistresses (1) - (x): ---. 

Duke Jean III & his wife had six children:

1.         JEANNE (24 Jun 1322-Brussels 1 Dec 1406, bur Brussels Carmelite Church).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[378].  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata names "Iohannam" as the daughter of "Iohannes…dux" and wife Marie[379].  She succeeded her father in 1355 as JEANNE Dss of Brabant, Dss of Limburg.  She sold Limburg to Burgundy in 1396.  She abdicated 7 May 1404 in favour of her niece Marguerite de Flandres.  m firstly (dispensations 21 Oct 1322 and 27 Jan 1323, 1334) GUILLAUME de Hainaut, son of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM IV Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois (1317-killed in battle near Staveren 26 Sep 1345).  He succeeded his father in 1334 as GUILLAUME IV Comte de Hainaut, WILLEM IV Count of Hollandm secondly (contract Damvillers 17 May 1351, dispensation 3o Avignon 8 Aug 1351, Mar 1352) WENZEL of Bohemia, son of JAN King of Bohemia, Comte de Luxembourg & his second wife Béatrice de Bourbon (25 Feb 1337-Luxembourg 8 Dec 1383, bur Orval).  Comte de Luxembourg 1353, created Duke of Luxembourg at Metz 13 Mar 1354.  He succeeded in 1355 as Duke of Brabant and Limburg, MarkGraaf van Antwerpen, in right of his wife. 

2.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (9 Feb 1323-1368, bur Lille Saint-Pierre).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[380]m (Saint-Quentin 6 Jun 1347) LOUIS II “de Mâle” Count of Flanders, son of LOUIS I Count of Flanders & his wife Marguerite de France Ctss d'Artois (Maldeghem/Mâle, near Bruges 25 Nov 1330-Saint-Omer 30 Jan 1383, bur Lille Saint-Pierre). 

3.         MARIE (1325-1 Mar 1399, bur Brussels).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannam, Margaretam comitissam Flandrie, et Mariam coniugem Reynaldi Grossi ducis Ghelrie secundi" as the three daughters of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[381].  "Maria de Brabantia…ducissa Gelriæ comitissa Zutphaniæ" founded the church of Turnhout St Pieter by charter dated Jul 1398[382].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Hertich Rennolt" married "hertich Jans van Brabants dochter" who was childless, adding in a later passage that "Maria, dye dochter van Brabant, weduwe van hertich Rennolt" died in 1399 and was buried "toe Tornouwt"[383]m (Tervueren 1 Jul 1347) REINALD II Duke of Gelre, son of REINALD I Duke of Gelre & his second wife Eleanor of England (13 May 1333-4 Dec 1371, bur ´s-Gravendael). 

4.         JEAN (24 Nov 1327-[1335/36], bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[384]Betrothed ([1330/31]) to ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of GUILLAUME III Comte de Hainaut [WILLEM III Count of Holland] & his wife Jeanne de Valois ([1323]-3 Jun 1361).  Froissart records that "li comtez de Hannau" betrothed "madamme Ysabiel sa fille à l´ainnet fil le ducq de Braibant" but that Philippe VI King of France broke the engagement[385]m (contract Crèvecœur-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne 8 Jul 1332) MARIE de France, daughter of PHILIPPE VI King of France & his first wife Jeanne "la Boiteuse" de Bourgogne (1326-Paris 22 Sep 1333, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers).  Froissart records that Philippe VI King of France betrothed "sa fille" to "l´ainnet fil le ducq de Braibant" after breaking her betrothal to the daughter of the comte de Hainaut[386]The Chronique Parisienne records the marriage in 1332 ofle filz ainsné du duc de Breban de l´aage de ix ans ou environ“ and “ma dame Marie fille du roy de France Philippe de Valoiz[387].  The Chronique Parisienne records the deathle merquedi aprez la feste saint Mathieu appostre et euvangeliste au moys de septembre“ of “ma dame Marie duchesse de Lanbour fille du roy Philippe de France, qui avoit esté mariée en l´an precedent au duc de Lanbourc filz au duc de Breban” and her burial “à Paris en l´eglise des Freres Mineurs Cordeliers[388]

5.         HENRI (-29 Nov 1349, bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[389].  Heer van Limburg en Mechelen 1347.  Betrothed (Le Louvre 21 Jun 1347) to JEANNE de France, daughter of JEAN de France Duke of Normandie [later JEAN II King of France] & his first wife Bonne of Bohemia (Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, Loiret 24 Jun 1343-Evreux 1373, bur église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis). 

6.         GODEFROI (-after 3 Feb 1352, bur Tervueren).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Johannem, Henricum et Godefridum" as the three sons of "Johannes tertius" and his wife "Mariam filiam Ludowici comitis Eboracensis"[390].  Heer van Aarschot 1346.

Duc Jean III had twenty illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (x) (The primary sources which confirm their parentage have not yet been identified):  

7.          JEAN Brant (-killed in battle Baesweiler 22 Aug 1371).  Seigneur d'Ayseau et d'Ochamps. 

-        SEIGNEURS D’AYSEAU[391].   

8.          WILLEM Brant .  Canon at Louvain.

9.          JAN van Veen .  Living 1354.

10.       JOANNA (-1411 or after).  "Ioannes…Lotharingiæ, Brabantiæ et Limburgi dux" granted "villam de Houthain" to "Ioannæ filiæ nostræ…naturali ex Isabella de Vene dicta Ermengarde de Volvorden procreata" by charter dated 8 Apr 1345[392].  Dame de Houtainm COSTIJN van Raenst, son of ---.  1386/1411. 

11.       JEANNETTEm GODFRIED van der Dilft, son of ---.

12.       MARIE van Veen (-1394).  Nun at Brussels.

13.       ARNOUT van der Hulpenm ELISABETH Moedels, daughter of ---.

14.       HENDRIK van der Hulpen .

15.       MARGARETA van der Hulpenm firstly BERNARDUS van der Spout, son of --- (-before 1387).  m secondly WALTER de Melin, son of ---.  1394. 

16.       MECHTILD .  1354.  m firstly (1331) WILLEM van Rotselaer, son of ---.  m secondly (before 20 Nov 1353) JAN [II] van Polanen Heer van de Leck en Breda, son of --- (-3 Nov 1378).

17.       BARBE van Ophem (-1354).  Nun.

18.       NIKOLAUS de Sweerthere .

19.       NIKOLAUS de Werthusen .

20.       daughter .  m WINAND de Henri-Chapelle, son of ---.

21.       KATHARINAm GODEFROY de Henri-Chapelle, son of ---.

22.       daughter .  m CLEREMBAUD de Hauterive, son of ---.

23.       HENDRIK van Brussel .

24.       JAN van Overysche .  Priest 1343. 

25.       JAN van Linden .  Priest 1343. 

26.       DIONYSIUS van Leuven .  Priest 1343. 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van GAESBEEK en HERSTAL

 

 

GODEFROI de Brabant, son of HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (1209-22 Jan 1254, bur Afflighem).  The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum postea ducem Lotharingie, Godefrido de Louanio" as the sons of "Henricus…primus, dux Lotharingie" and his wife "Mechteldim, filiam Mathei Boloniensis comitis"[393].  The Annales Parchenses record the birth in 1209 of "Godefridus filius ducis Heinrici"[394].  Heer van Gaesbeek 1236.  "Godefridus de Lovanio…ducis Lotharingiæ frater" confirmed his foundation of "domum de Montæ Sanctæ Mariæ Cisterciensis ordinis…sitam juxta Liniacum in dominio meo", with the consent of "H. ducis Lotharingiæ fratris mei", by charter dated Sep 1237[395].  Seigneur de Baucignies.  "Godefridus dominus de Baucignies frater ducis Brabantie et Maria uxor eius" settled a dispute with the abbey of Thenailles concerning "haya de Harcenies" by charter dated 1245[396].  Heer van Herstal 1247. 

m (before 7 Aug 1243) as her second husband, MARIE van Oudenaarde Vrouw van Pamele, widow of JEAN de Rethel, daughter of ARNOUD [IV] Heer van Oudenaarde en Pamele & his wife Alix de Rosoy (-1277 or after).  The marriage contract of "Jean fils ainé de Hugues comte de Rethel" and "Arnoul d´Oudenarde chevalier…sa fille Marotte" is dated 12 Jun 1225, and provides for the marriage when Jean reached 12 years old[397].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" married "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde" by whom she had four sons and one daughter[398].  "Godefridus dominus de Baucignies frater ducis Brabantie et Maria uxor eius" settled a dispute with the abbey of Thenailles concerning "haya de Harcenies" by charter dated 1245[399].  A charter dated Jun 1246 records an agreement between "Jehan conte de Rethest" and "Godefroy de Louvain et Marie de Audenarde sa femme" concerning "Pertes et Tannion" which were her dower when she married "Jehan le fil le conte Huon de Rethest"[400]

Godefroi & his wife had five children: 

1.         HENRI de Louvain (-1285 after Mar, bur Afflighem).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "primogenitus…Henricus" as eldest of the four sons of "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" and his wife "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde"[401].  Heer van Gaesbeek, Herstal en Baucignies.  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[402].  Jean Duke of Brabant sold revenue from “Buscho-Ducis...Laet et Ghieleyde”, after the death of “dominæ Mariæ quondam uxoris domini de Peruwez bonæ memoriæ dominæ de Ninive”, to "Domino Willelmo domino de Hoern" by charter dated 2 Feb 1271, witnessed by "Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio, Walterus Berthout dominus Magliniæ et Henricus dominus de Bautershem"[403]m ISABEL van Beveren, daughter of DIRK [IV] van Beveren Burggraaf van Dixmuiden & his wife Marguerite de Brienne-Ramerupt (-1308).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "Henricusde Lovanio" married "Isabellam, filiam domini Theoderici de Bevre"[404].  Henri & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN "Tristan" de Louvain (-[8 Feb 1309/17 Jun 1311], bur Brussels Franciscan Church).  Heer van Gaesbeek, Herstal en Montcornet.  "Ioannes de Lovanio dominus de Harstallio" reached agreement with "subditis suis de Leeuw", with the consent of "dominæ de Gaesbeck M. aviæ suæ", by charter dated Apr 1290[405]m (1298) FELICITE de Luxembourg, daughter of HENRI VI Comte de Luxembourg [Limburg-Arlon] & his wife Beatrix d'Avesnes (-6 Oct [1336]).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l´archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[406].  Prioress at Beaumont near Valenciennes, after her husband died.  Jean & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENRI [II] de Louvain (-after 2 Feb 1323).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l´archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[407].  Heer van Gaesbeek en Herstal.  m as her first husband, ISABELLE d'Antoing, daughter of HUGUES [V] Sire d'Antoing et d´Epinoy & his wife Marie d´Enghien (-6 Dec 1354, bur Antoing).  Dame d´Antoing et d´Epinoy.  Prévôte de Douai, Châtelaine de Gand.  She married secondly (1325) Alphonse de la Cerda dit d'Espagne Baron de Lunel, and thirdly (16/17 Jul 1327) as his second wife, Jean [II] Vicomte de Melun Comte de Tancarville Seigneur de Belloy-Montreuil, Grand Chamberlain of France (-1359).  An epitaph in the church of Antoing records the death 6 Dec 1354 of "Isabeau dame d´Antoing, d´Espinoy, Sottingien, Chastelainé de Grand jadis femme…à Henry de Lovain, après à Monsieur Alfons d´Espagne et après à Monsieur le Vicomte de Meleum Camberlench de France Segneur de Blandy et de Monstruel"[408]

ii)         JEAN [II] de Louvain (1307/08-23 Aug 1324, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l´archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[409].  Heer van Gaesbeek Seigneur de Montcornet. 

iii)        BEATRICE de Louvain (-1340/41).  "Felicitas de Luxembourg demoiselle de Gaesbeck et de Consorre" named "son fils aisné Henry de Lovain segneur de Gaesbeck et Herstalle et Jean et Beatrix aussi ses enfants et…l´archevesque de Treves son frère et Jean roy de Boheme et de Polaine" in an undated document[410]Vrouw van Gaesbeek 1325/[1335].  Nun at Beaumont near Valenciennes.

b)         HENRI de Louvain .  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[411].  Heer van Herstal 1281/93.

c)         JEANNE de Louvain "van Gaesbeek" (-Sep [1315], bur Brussels Carmelite Abbey).  Pope Boniface VIII granted dispensation “non obstante quarto consanguinitatis gradu” for the marriage of “Gerardo domino de Horne et de Outhena” and “Johanne nate quondam Henrici de Lovanio domini castrorum de Gasebecke ac de Haristal, Leodiensis ac Cameracensis diocesium”, at the request of “Mariæ relictæ Phylippi regis Francorum pro eis consanguineis”, dated 7 Jun 1302[412].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated Sep 1302 under which "Arnoldus comes de Losse et de Chiny" confirmed the grant of property by "vir nobilis Gerardus dominus de Hoern" to "dominam Ioannam de Gaesbeke eius uxorem", witnessed by "consanguineum fidelem dominum Wilhelmum de Peterssem, Ioannem castellanum de Montenaco et Arnoldus de Witthem nostros milites"[413].  Dame de Baucignies et Herstal.  A monumental inscription at the Carmelite Abbey in Brussels records the death in Sep 1319 (inaccurate date?) of "Madame Jehanne de Louvain heritière des sennouries et terres de Gaesbeek, Harstal, Bausignies, etc., espouce à monseinour ly cuens Girars [sire de Hornes] et…fiele à Henry de Louvain qui fut nepveu et petit-fieulx à Henry I et II du nom, ducs de Lothier-Brabant, cuens de Louvain"[414]m (Papal dispensation 7 Jun 1302, contract 11 Sep 1302) as his first wife, GERAARD [II] Heer van Horn, Altena, Weert, Perwez en Herlaer, son of WILLEM [IV] Heer van Horn & his [first wife Marguerite de Looz] (-3 May 1333, bur Brussels Carmelite Abbey). 

2.         ARNAUD de Louvain (-22 Jun 1287).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Arnulphus" as second of the four sons of "domino Godefrido de Lovanio, fratri ducis Brabantiæ Henrici" and his wife "soror…domini Joannis de Audenarde"[415].  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[416].  Heer van Gaesbeck en Herstal.  Heer van Breda, by right of his wife.  "Arnoldus de Gaesbeeck tutor legitimus et dominus terræ de Breda" separated the chapel of Roosendael into a separate parish from the church of Nispen by charter dated 1268[417].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth uxor eius" enfeoffed "fideli suo Nicolas de Cats militia" with "hæredibus…in Offendrecht" by charter dated 1270[418].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[419]m (1268) ISABELLA van Breda Vrouw van Breda en Schoten, daughter of HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Breda en Schouten & his wife --- (-10/11 Feb [1280/81]).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "de Lovanio…Arnulphus" married "hæredem terræ de Breda" but was childless[420].  "Arnoldus de Lovanio dominus de Breda et Elisabeth eius uxor eiusdem terræ domina" donated property to the abbey at Scaldim by charter dated 5 Apr 1276, signed by "dominus Henricus de Lovanio dominus de Harstallo, dominus Waltherus Berthout dominus de Mechlinia…"[421].  A charter dated 17 Apr 1281 records that "la terre de Breda" had reverted to "Jean duc de Brebant" after the death of "Isabelle femme d´Arnou de Lovain nostre cousin iadis dame de Breda"[422]

3.         GERARD de Louvain .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Heer van Gaesbeck.  Provost at Nivelles. 

4.         GODEFROI de Louvain .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   1277/97.  Provost at Nivelles.

5.         JEANNE de Louvain (-[1 Apr] 1291).  "Maria quondam uxor viri nobilis domini G. de Lovanio" granted property "Faisbertain" to "Ioannæ filiæ meæ" for her marriage by charter dated 14 Apr 1253 (which does not name the daughter´s future husband)[423].  "Henricus dictus de Lovanio dominus in Harstale et Arnoldus frater noster" confirmed an agreement with "Adolphum comitem de Monte…et Theodericum dominum de Hynsbergh sororium nostrum" by charter dated 5 Jan 1265[424].  "Th…dominus de Heynsberg et domina Johanna collateralis nostra" renounced rights in favour of the Norbertinerstifte at Heinsberg by charter dated 1282[425].  "Theodericus dominus de Heinsberg et domina Johanna uxor eiusdem" confirmed the privileges of the church at Heinsberg by charter dated 2 Feb 1290[426]m (after 14 Apr 1253) DIETRICH von Heinsberg, son of HEINRICH Graf von Sponheim, Herr zu Blankenburg und Löwenburg & his wife Agnes von Heinsberg (-before 26 Jul 1303). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    DUKES of BRABANT 1404-1430 (VALOIS)

 

 

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

 

ANTOINE de Bourgogne, son of PHILIPPE II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (Aug 1384-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415, bur Tervueren St Jan).  The Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon names (in order) "Iohannem ducem Burgundie et Flandrie,Anthonium ducem Brabancie, Philippum ducem de Nevers et Reteers" as the three sons of "Philippus filius regis Francie" & his wife[427].  He was installed as ANTOINE Duke of Brabant and Limburg, Mgf van Antwerpen in 1404, confirmed 1406.  Comte de Rethel at Paris 26 Aug 1405. 

m firstly (Arras 21 Feb 1402) JEANNE de Luxembourg Châtelaine de Lille, heiress of Saint Pol and Ligny, daughter of WALERAN III de Luxembourg Comte de St Pol et de Ligny & his first wife Maud Holand (-Tervueren 12 Aug 1407, bur Brussels). 

m secondly (by proxy Prague 27 Apr 1409, in person Brussels 16 Jul 1409) ELISABETH de Luxembourg Herzogin von Görlitz, daughter of JEAN Prince of Bohemia Markgraf von Brandenburg (Horsewitz Nov 1390-Trier 3 Aug 1451, bur Trier Minoritenkirche).  Dss de Luxembourg, Ctss de Chiny 1411-1433. 

Duke Antoine & his first wife had four children:

1.         JEAN (Utrecht 11 Jun 1403-Brussels 17 Apr 1427).  He succeeded his father in 1415 as JEAN IV Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  He founded the University of Louvain 1426.  He treated his wife "with neglect and insult"[428]m (The Hague 10 Apr 1418, divorced 1422) as her second husband, JACQUELINE Ctss de Hainaut, Ctss of Holland and Seeland, widow of JEAN de France Duc de Touraine, daughter of GUILLAUME VI Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland and Seeland (Le Quesnoy 16 Jul 1401-murdered at Schloss Teilingen 8 Oct 1436, bur The Hague).  She left her husband in 1421, taking refuge in England.  She married thirdly (London 7 Mar 1423) Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, and fourthly (in secret The Hague 1 Jul 1432, openly 1 Mar 1434) Frank van Borselen Graaf van Ostervant

2.         PHILIPPE (25 Jul 1404-Louvain 4 Aug 1430, bur Tervueren).  Comte de Ligny et de Saint Pol.  He succeeded his brother in 1427 as PHILIPPE Duke of Brabant and Limburg.  Duke Philippe had five illegitimate children by BARBARA Fierens:

a)         ANTOINE bâtard de Brabant (-Hemixhem 1498, bur Hemixhem).  

b)         PHILIPPE bâtard de Brabant (-1465, bur Brussels).  Baron van Cruybeke.  m (Bruges 1463) ANNA van Baenst, daughter of JAN JAKOB van Baenst & his wife Margareta van Severen gt Heemstede (-18 Mar 1485, bur Brussels St Gudula).

c)          ISABELLE bâtarde de Brabantm PHILIPPE de la Viéville, son of ---. 

d)         JEAN bâtard de Brabant (-[Soissons] 20 Feb 1495).  Canon at Cambrai.  Bishop of Soissons.   Jean had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:  

i)          JEAN bâtard de Brabant (-after 1495). 

e)         GUILLAUME bâtard de Brabant (-after 1454).  

3.         GUILLAUME (2 Jun 1410-Brussels 10 Jul 1410, bur Brussels).  

4.         child (b and d 1412). 

Duke Antoine had [two] illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

5.          JEANNE bâtarde de Brabantm PHILIPPE de la Vienne Seigneur de Maumez, son of ---. 

6.          [AGNES van Brabant (-after 9 Jul 1455)A document records the marriage in 1440 of Pedro de Peralta and "Agnes de Brabant"[429].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, she was the cousin of Louis de Luxembourg Comte de Saint-Pol and possible daughter of Duke Antoine[430].  m (Tafello 27 Dec 1440) as his first wife, PEDRO de Peralta Conde de Santisteban, son of don PEDRO de Peralta Señor de Peralta y Andosilla & his wife doña Juana de Ezpeleta (-[1491/92]).] 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    AARSCHOT

 

 

The counties of Duras, Grez and Aarschot developed in the 11th and 12th centuries in the area of the former county of Hesbaie, which then disappeared from the records.  Aarschot lies on the river Demer, 15 km north-east of Louvain/Leuven in the present-day Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.  It is first mentioned as a county in the late 11th/early 12th century.  The Aarschot family has been studied in detail by Liekens[431].  The county of Aarschot is not considered in detail by Vanderkindere in his study of the duchies of Upper and Lower Lotharingia[432].  The ancestry and earlier history of Arnout [I], shown below, is not known.  The crest later adopted by the Aarschot family was three black fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground[433], which suggests an illustrious ancestry although the basis for adopting this design has not yet been identified.  The process by which Aarschot was elevated to county status is unclear, although this must have occurred with the approval of the ruling duke of Lower Lotharingia as one of the duke´s charters dated 1125 refers to the comital title.  Godfried Graaf van Aarschot is reported as having sold the county of Aarschot to the duke of Brabant in 1172 to finance his participation in the Third Crusade[434].  Godefroi de Brabant, younger son of Henri III Duke of Brabant, is recorded as Heer van Aarschot in the late 13th century.  Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot baron of Heers and Hauteville, descendant of Karel [II] van Aarschot, was created Reichsgraf by Emperor Ferdinand II 22 Mar 1623[435].  The title “duke of Aarschot” was later borne by the family of the princes of Croÿ.  I am grateful to John Immerseel for his help in reconstructing this family. 

 

 

 

A.      GRAVEN van AARSCHOT

 

 

1.         [ARNOUT [I] (-after 1060).  Herckenrode refers to "Arnould comte d´Arschot, en 1095, fils d´Arnould comte d´Arschot, en 1060" but provides no corresponding primary source references[436].  No other reference has so far been found to support the existence of this supposed Arnout [I].]  m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [I] had [one child]: 

a)         [ARNOUT [II] (-[after 1115]).  Herckenrode refers to "Arnould comte d´Arschot, en 1095, fils d´Arnould comte d´Arschot, en 1060" but provides no corresponding primary source references[437].  No other reference has been found which confirms the parentage of Arnout [II].  According to van Hasselt, “Arnould comte d´Aarschot” commanded one of the fleets which left on the First Crusade in 1096[438].  Mortier, in his work on Belgian participation in the Crusades, names "Henricus Comes ab Arschot" in his list of participants in the First Crusade[439].  He cites William of Tyre and other works, whose names are also familiar.  The precise primary source on which these references are based has not yet been identified.  No reference to either Hendrik or Arnout van Aarschot has been found in the works of either William of Tyre or Albert of Aix.  However, the suspicion remains that there may be a grain of truth in these statements, although, as the name Hendrik is not common in the later generations of the Aarschot family, it is more likely that the crusader was named Arnout.  [Graaf] van Aarschot.  Anselm of Gembloux´s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records that Emperor Heinrich V celebrated Easter in Aachen in 1115 with Otbert Bishop of Liège and other "regni principes", of whom “Arnulfus de Arslot” whose fingers started to bleed which was taken as a portent of shedding blood through disputes between princes[440].  It is not certain whether this entry relates to Arnout [II] or Arnout [III].] 

 

2.         GODFRIED van Aarschot (-after 1139).  It is assumed that Godfried was related to the family of the Graven van Aarschot but the identity of his father is not known.  Speculation about his possible position in the reconstructed family appears fruitless until more information is available which might pinpoint his estimated birth date range more precisely.  The difficulty is that we have no precise idea about the date of his marriage, because we do not know the date of death of his wife´s second husband, Fastré de Fossé.  If Godfried was about the same age as his wife Emmissa, he would have been born before [1090] (considering that she is recorded as already married to her second husband in 1107).  This would suggest that Godfried may have been the brother of Arnout [III] (see below).  According to Liekens, he received land at Lier as his inheritance and was ancestor of the van Lier family[441].  However, the chronology shows that it is unlikely that Godfried, husband of Emmissa, was the father of Willem van Lier, ancestor of the van Lier family (see below Part C.).  Coldeweij speculates that Godfried van Aarschot may have been the same person as Godfried van Renen, pointing out that "the Renen family owned property in Perk, Anderlecht and Dilbeek near Brussels. This was the area where the oldest lands of  the counts of Leuven lay"[442].  If this is correct, Emmissa would have been Godfried´s second wife, Coldeweij suggesting that Sophia van Bemmel, daughter of Dirk van Bemmel, was his first wife.  The fact that Godfried was Emmissa´s third husband does suggest that he may have been married before, but no information has been found which would indicate even approximately the date of the Godfried/Emmissa marriage.  In addition, in Coldeweij´s scenario, Godfried would have been "…Godefridus de Rinen et filius eius Hugo…" who witnessed a charter dated 18 Oct 1145 under which Heinrich III King of Germany confirmed the rights of the church of Utrecht in the counties of Ostergau and Westergau[443].  Coldeweij´s hypothesis would altogether exclude this Godfried being the ancestor of the van Lier family.  It is possible that he was the same person as "…Godefridi de Arescod…" who subscribed the charter dated 1107 under which his future wife "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes[444].  If this is correct, it would probably place Godfried´s birth date in [1080/90].  This could be chronologically consistent with his having been the brother of Arnout [III], although the estimated birth date of the latter is very approximate.  m [secondly] as her third husband, EMMISSA de Valenciennes, widow firstly of ROGER [II] de Wavrin and secondly of FASTRE de Fossé, daughter of ISAAC Châtelain de Valenciennes & his wife Mathilde --- (-after 1143).  Her parentage and first two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated 1107 under which "Emmissa quæ cognominor comitissa, Isaac et Maltheldis filia, Fastrei de Fossato conjunx" granted revenue rights to the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Valenciennes, for the souls of "patris et matris [et] domini mei…Rogeri…de Wavring", signed by "Godefridi, Hugonis, castellanorum de Valentianis, Godzewini de Avesnes…Godefridi de Arescod…"[445].   Her third marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1139 under which "Emeza, quæ cognominor comitissa, Ysaac et Mathildis filia, uxor Godefridi de Arescot" donated revenue rights to the abbey of Liessies, with the consent of "Balduino Montensi comite"[446].  "Comitissa, uxor Godefridi de Arscoth" renounced her rights in the forest of Vicogne in favour of the abbey of Vicogne by charter dated 1143[447]

 

3.         ARNOUT [III] ([1080/1100]-after [1136])Graaf van Aarschot.  His birth date range is estimated from the estimated birth date ranges of his son and grandson.  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[448].  This donation was confirmed in a charter dated to [1143/78] by "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" who noted the donation by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne"[449].  [Anselm of Gembloux´s continuation of Sigebert's Chronica records that Emperor Heinrich V celebrated Easter in Aachen in 1115 with Otbert Bishop of Liège and other "regni principes", of whom “Arnulfus de Arslot” whose fingers started to bleed which was taken as a portent of shedding blood through disputes between princes[450].  It is not certain whether this entry relates to Arnout [II] or Arnout [III].]  "…Comitis Arnulfi [comte de Looz], Arnulfi de Arescloth…" witnessed the charter dated 1131, before 18 Mar, under which Alexander Bishop of Liège donated property to Flône[451].  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of Averboden abbey by "comes Ernulfus de Los assensu…Ernulfi de Arscot, Ernulfi de Dist, Cunonis de Repe…" by undated charter, dated to [1136][452].  These last two documents show that Arnout van Aarschot did not always use the comital title.  m [BEATRIX de Looz], daughter of [ARNAUD [I] Comte de Looz & his wife ---] (-after [1132]).  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  The Vita Andreæ, first abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records that "dominam Beatricem de Los, comitissam de Aerschot" sent donations to "comitis Arnoldi Lossensis" after hearing that he intended to found Averboden abbey[453].  This is the only reference yet found to the the wife of Arnout Graaf van Aarschot.  If it is correct, it must refer to Graaf Arnout [III] who witnessed the charter dated to [1136] by which Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of Averboden abbey by "comes Ernulfus de Los"[454].  The source does not specify the relationship between Beatrix and Arnaud Comte de Looz, the chronology suggests that they could have been brother and sister.  In line with the speculation of Daris concerning the existence of two comtes de Looz named Arnaud (see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIAN NOBILITY), from a chronological point of view it appears likely that Beatrix was the sister of Comte Arnaud [II].  However, this source is late and is not reliable on all points of detail.  The extent to which the report is accurate is therefore difficult to assess.]  Arnout [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GODFRIED (-after 1152).  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[455].  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[456].  Arnout, with agreement of his brothers Godfried and Reinier, donated property in Wechter (now in Tremeloo) to Middleburg abbey in Zeeland by charter dated 1136 (redated to 1146)[457].  Presumably he succeeded his father as [Graaf] van Aarschot, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[458]

b)         ARNOUT [IV] ([1100/15]-after 1152).  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[459].  His birth date range is estimated from the estimated birth date of his son Godfried.  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[460].  He succeeded his [brother] as [Graaf] van Aarschot.  He participated in the Second Crusade in 1147, commanding the fleet of crusaders which left Dartmouth in May 1147 to free Lisbon from the Moors[461].  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[462]m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [IV] & his wife had three children: 

i)          GODFRIED ([1130/40]-1174 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been consulted.  His birth date range is estimated from the marriage date of his son by his second marriage.  He succeeded his father as [Graaf] van Aarschot

-         see below

ii)         ARNOUT (-1174 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been consulted.  

iii)        JAN (-1174 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been consulted.  

c)         JAN (-after 1125).  Monk at Afflighem abbey.  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[463].  This donation was confirmed in a charter dated to [1143/78] by "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" who noted the donation by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne"[464]

d)         REINIER (-[1152/75]).  Archdeacon of Liège.  “Reinero nepote meo de Arscot” is named in a charter dated 1134 under which Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia founded the gasthuis in Sichem[465].  The precise relationship between the family of the Graven van Aarschot and the comtes de Louvain, dukes of Lower Lotharingia has not yet been established.  "Arnoldus comes de Arscoth fratresque mei Godefridus…et Reinerus archidiaconus" confirmed the donation by "Hescelo de Werchtra feodum suum" of "paludis in Veldunc et in Brandlaca" to Middleburg abbey by charter dated 1136[466].  A charter dated 1152 confirmed the donation by "Reinerus archidiaconus", with the consent of "fratrum suorum Godefridi et Arnoldi", of property "in parochia de Werchtra et Hacht et Wackersela" to Middleburg abbey[467].  A charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[468]

4.         [ODA .  According to Croenen, the wife of Gerard [I] van Grimbergen was Oda, daughter of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot, but he does not cite the primary source on which this is based[469].  The chronology for this parentage is not ideal, given the birth date ranges estimated for this family, and suggests that, if Oda was related to the Aarschot family, she was more likely Arnout [III]´s sister.  John Immerseel has pointed out a property connection between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families: the donation by Graaf Arnold to Afflighem in 1125 consisted of Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffle all of which were later held by the Grimbergen family[470].  A relationship between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families is confirmed by the charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 which names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" [identified as Reiner son of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot] and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[471].  If the possible reconstruction shown here is correct, the two individuals named in this document would have been first cousins.  m GERARD [I] van Grimbergen, son of [WALTER [I] van Grimbergen & his wife ---] (-after 1129).] 

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the following members of this family have not yet been consulted, unless otherwise specified below.  The individuals are all named by Liekens who cites his sources[472]

 

GODFRIED van Aarschot, son of ARNOUT [IV] Graaf van Aarschot & his wife --- ([1130/40]-1174 or after).  His birth date range is estimated from the marriage date of his son by his second marriage.  He succeeded his father as [Graaf] van Aarschot.  A charter dated 1160 records that the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons had recovered "medietatem de Hancines" which had been usurped by "Godefridus…de Arescot", for which he had been excommunicated[473].  It should be noted that a charter dated 1152 confirmed property "in ecclesia de Hanzenis" to the abbey of Saint-Médard de Soissons, usurped by "Arnulfus de Morelli [Morialmé]…postea monachus" who renounced his claim[474].  This suggests a family connection, not yet traced, between the families of Aarschot and Morialmé.  Godfried sold the county of Aarschot to the Duke of Brabant in 1172 to finance his participation in the Third Crusade[475]

m [firstly] [ADA de Louvain, daughter of GOSSUIN de Louvain & his wife ---.  Herckenrode names "Ade fille de Gosuin de Louvain" as wife of "Godefroid d´Arschot" but cites no corresponding primary source[476].  The husband of Ada is presumably identifiable with Godfried, son of Arnout [IV], but Herckenrode´s genealogy is confused and does not reflect the primary sources which have been identified during the preparation of the present document.  No other document has yet been found which names Godfried´s wife.] 

[m secondly [ALIX [d´Albret] daughter of [ALBERT ---] & his wife [--- de Bretagne].  The information about this supposed second wife of Godfried is not contemporaneous.  "Alix d´Albret" is named as second wife of Godfried by Liekens[477].  He quotes a manuscript genealogy which shows several families from the town of Louvain, written by Peeter Eckman and dated to the second half of the 18th century (Liekens says that Eckman was born in Louvain in 1742 and married Anna Maria Verhoven there in 1767).  He quotes the manuscript as stating that “Godefroy grave van Arscot, sone Arnoldi” married “Alixa d´Albret, suster van Alin d´Albret” with the consent of “den grooten prins in bretanie”, adding that Alain and Godfried participated in the Third Crusade and were captured together “in Damiolen”.  This reference is a puzzle.  No “Alain” d´Albret is recorded in the second half of the 12th century, and the alleged involvement of Brittany in the affairs of the Gascon Albret family cannot be explained, unless the reference relates to Geoffrey Duke of Brittany whose father Henry II King of England was suzerain of Gascony de iure uxoris at that time.  Peter Crombecq refers to another manuscript source (dating unspecified), also from Louvain, which states that the wife of "Godfried van Aarschot" was "Alix" daughter of "Albert", whose wife was "--- van Bretagne", the latter being sister of "Alix princes van Bretagne"[478].  It is not clear whether the manuscript source cited by Crombecq predates the Eckman genealogy, or whether it was based on the latter.  The reference to "princes van Bretagne" is clearly anachronistic and does not inspire confidence.  However, this second source suggests the possibility that "d´Albret" in the first source may simply be a corruption of the name "Albert" and that there is no link with the Gascon d´Albret family at all.  The report in Herckenrode concerning this supposed person is even more confused.  He refers to "Alix de Bretagne, sœur d´Alin d´Albret" as wife of "Godefroid d´Arschot", citing no corresponding primary source[479].  However, it is clear from his text that he is referring to Godfried, husband of Emmissa de Valenciennes (see above), not to Godfried son of Arnout [IV].  No primary source has yet been found which suggests that Godfried married a second time, let alone indicates the identity of his supposed second wife.  Until such source emerges, it is more prudent to show this supposed second marriage is square brackets and express extreme caution about the identity of "Alix d´Albret".] 

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

1.         KAREL [I] (-after 1199).  [Graaf] van Aarschotm MARIA, daughter of ---.  Karel [I] & his wife had seven children: 

a)         KAREL [II] van Aarschot (-1245 or after).  He possessed the heerlijkheid of Rivieren, located on the Demer river west of Aarschot where shipping tolls were paid, and is named in documents from 1211 to 1245[480]

-        see below

b)         MATHILDE

c)         JAN (-1226 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

-        HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN

d)         ARNOUT (-1234). 

e)         WOUTER (-after 1217). 

f)          GOZUWIJN (-after 1222). 

g)         HENDRIK (-after 1218). 

Godfried & his [second] wife had [three] children: 

2.         ARNEKIJN (-after 1197).  Heer van Lubbeek.  His marriage and descendants set out below are shown by Crombecq, based on a manuscript source in Louvain (whose dating he does not specify), according to which he was born from his father´s second marriage[481].  However, as noted above, the fact of this supposed second marriage has not yet been confirmed in the primary sources which have so far been consulted during the preparation of the present document.  m (1195) MATHILDE van Dieve, daughter of [ARNOUT [III] van Rotselaar baron, Seneschalk van Brabant, heer van Rotselaar & his wife ---].  Liekens records this marriage and states that her dowry was the "leengoed' (feudal estate) of van Dieve[482].  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Mathilde was the daughter of Arnout [III], although Crombecq does not specify this.  Arnekijn & his wife had one child: 

a)         GODFRIED van Aarschot .  Heer van Dieve.  The heerlijkheid or slot van Dieve lay near Rotselaar, left of the road to Mechelen.  Their arms were three black fleur-de-lis on a silver shield, the upper left quarter of the shield was red.  Godfried was the first to use the name of the heerlijkheid as a family surname[483]m (before 1235) GERTRUDE van Wesemael, daughter of [ARNOUT [II] Heer van Wesemael & his [first wife --- van Montferrant] (before 1205-).  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that Gertrude was the daughter of Arnout [II], if she was a member of the same Wesemael family.  Godfried & his wife had one child: 

i)          GEERAARD van Dieve (before 1235-).  Ridder.  Heer van Dieve en Rotselaar.  m (befote 1265) MARGARETA van Boutersem, daughter of ---.  Geeraard & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ARNOUT van Dieve (before 1265-).  Ridder.  m MARGARETA Uten Liemingen, daughter of WAUTHER Uten Liemingen & his wife ---.  Arnout & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WAUTHER [I] van Dieve (before 1295-).  Ridder.  Heer van Dieve en Rotselaar.  m BEATRIX Vanden Calster, daughter of WILLEM Vanden Calster & his wife ---.  Wauther & his wife had one child: 

a.         WAUTHER [II] van Dieve (befote 1325-).  m (before 1355) JOANNA Bedelaer, daughter of FRANCONIS Bedelaer & his wife ---.  

-         VAN DIEVEN[484]

3.         JAN (-after 1199).  If it is correct, as suggested above, that Arnekijn was the son of Godfried´s second marriage, then Arnekijn´s younger brothers must also have been born from the second wife. 

4.         GOZUWIJN (-after 1199).  If it is correct, as suggested above, that Arnekijn was the son of Godfried´s second marriage, then Arnekijn´s younger brothers must also have been born from the second wife. 

 

 

KAREL [II] van Aarschot, son of KAREL [I] Graaf van Aarschot & his wife Maria --- (-1245 or after).  He possessed the heerlijkheid of Rivieren, located on the Demer river west of Aarschot where shipping tolls were paid, and is named in documents from 1211 to 1245[485].  His descendants were officers in the administration of the dukes of Brabant[486]

m CLARITA, daughter of ---. 

Karel [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         REINIER "Cluet" (-1267 or after).  "Reinerus miles dictus cluet de riuria" is named in documents dated 1260, 1265 and 1267.  m BEATRIX van Grimbergen, daughter of WILLEM van Grimbergen, heer van Assche & his wife ---.  Reinier & his wife had three children: 

a)         JAN (-after 1283).  He is named with his father, mother and brother in 1260, 1265 and 1267.  Heer van Rivieren.  In 1283, Jean Duke of Brabant and his brother Godefroi heer van Aarschot, granted Jan van Rivieren their part of the “vrije erfleen van Aarschot” and acknowledged that he descended form the old counts of Aarschot.  m ---.  The name of Jan´s wife is not known.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOUT .  Heer van Rivieren. 

b)         KAREL [III] (-1267 or after).  He is named with his father, mother and brother in 1260, 1265 and 1267.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  Karel [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          KAREL [IV] (-after 3 Dec 1339).  Heer van Linter 1312.  Heer van Rivieren.  The seal of "Caroli de Arschot d´ni de Rivieren" is on the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders dated 3 Dec 1339. 

-         see below

ii)         GILLIS .  Canon of St Geertruide in Leeven 1339.  

c)         ELISABETH

 

 

KAREL [IV] van Aarschot, son of KAREL [III] van Aarschot Heer van Rivieren & his wife --- (-after 3 Dec 1339).  Heer van Linter 1312.  Heer van Rivieren.  The seal of "Caroli de Arschot d´ni de Rivieren" is on the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders dated 3 Dec 1339. 

m MARGARETA van Bouchout, widow firstly of ARNOUT Heer van Immerseel and secondly of HENDRIK Berthout "Bebbeken", daughter of ---.  Margareta gave the usufruct of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette, in the area of Merchentem, to her sons, Karel, Daniel, Reinier and Hendrik, "in bewijzen" of Willem Cluytincx, Jans son from whom these lands were "verheven". 

Karel [IV] & his wife had five children: 

1.         KAREL [V] (-after 1354).  Heer van Rivieren.  He payed tributes in 1343 and 1354.  m ---.  The name of Karel´s wife is not known.  Karel [V] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HENDRIK van Rivieren (-1348).  m (1337) ELISABETH van Diest, daughter of THOMAS Heer van Diest & his first wife Isabella van Wadenberge. 

2.         MARGARETA (-1367).  Vrouw van Rivieren.  The heerlijkheid of Rivieren was inherited by her descendants, passing through the Stalle, Kersteek, Diest, de Mailly, de Daules, de la Douve family and finally back to Rivieren-Aarschot through the marriage in 1615 of Catharina de la Douve to Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot (descendant of Margareta´s brother Daniel).  m FLORIS van Stalle, son of ---. 

3.         DANIEL van Aarschot van Rivieren (-1354 or after).  Heer van Neerlinter 1343.  m MARIA Vrouw van Grez, daughter of RAAS van Grez Heer van Linter & his wife ---.  Daniel & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAAS van Rivieren (-1425, bur Antwerp Karthuizers).  Heer van Grez.  Heer van Neerlinter.  He was the sixth generation ancestor of Hendrik van Rivieren-Aarschot, baron of Heers and Hauteville, heer van Horpmaal, Jesseren, Neerlinter who was created Reichsgraf by Emperor Ferdinand II 22 Mar 1623.  m CECILIA Vrouw van Heers, daughter of --- (-1421, bur Heers). 

-        RIVIEREN-AARSCHOT, GRAVEN van RIVIEREN-AARSCHOT

b)         REINIER van Rivieren .  

c)         MARGARETA van Rivierenm WERNIER Heer van Daules, son of ---. 

d)         MARIA van Rivierenm --- van Ordingen, son of ---. 

4.         HENDRIK van Aarschot van Rivierenm firstly ELISABETH van Berlaer, daughter of JAN van Berlaer & his wife Margareta van Heverle (-1353 or alter).  m secondly as her second husband, ELISABETH Coels, widow of LOUIS Florentele, daughter of GILLIS Coels & his wife Margareta van Cauwenberge (-1377 or after).  Hendrik & his first wife had one child: 

a)         MARGARETA van Rivieren

Hendrik & his second wife had three children: 

b)         HENDRIK van Rivieren (-after 1390).  m ELISABETH Meynearshoven, daughter of ---. 

c)         ELISABETH van Rivierenm HENDRIK Pipenpoy, son of ---. 

d)         MARGARETA van Rivierenm LAMBERT de Gonnes, son of ---. 

5.         RENIER van Rivierenm ---.  The name of Renier´s wife is not known.  Renier & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGARETA van Rivieren (-after 1368).  m BERNARD van Borgnevel, son of ---. 

b)         MARIA van Rivieren (-after 1353). 

c)         CATHARINA van Rivieren (-after 1353). 

Karel [IV] had one illegitimate son by an unknown mistress: 

6.          HENDRIK (-after 1330).  Karel and his brothers gave the use of these lands to "Hendrik, natuurlijck son of Karel van Rivieren", who held these lands in leen from Willem Cluytincx in 1330.  m as her first husband, ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  She married secondly Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche.  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren.  Hendrik & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENDRIK (-after 15 May 1360).  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren. 

b)         JAN (-after 15 May 1360).  On 15 May 1360, Hendrik and Jan, sons of Hendrik van Rivieren, transferred the use of Echenpoel or Rivieren by St. Pieters-Jette to Lambert van Eycke, alias van den Bossche, in the right of demoiselle Marie Cluytincx, daughter of Franco, to his wife Elisabeth widow of Hendrik van Rivieren. 

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van AARSCHOT (DUKES of BRABANT)

 

 

GODEFROI de Brabant, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  The Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ names (in order) "Henricum…Iohannem…Godefridum…et Mariam" as the children of "Henricus…tertius dux" & his wife, specifying that Jean and Godefroi were born in Brussels[487].  The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus, frater Iohannis ducis [de Brabancia]" and his wife "Iohanne de Virson"[488].  Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "primus Johannes dux Brabancie…fratrem…Godefridum"  was killed the same day as his son "in bello Cortacensi"[489]The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "dominus Godefridus de Brabento, Johannes de Brabento filius eiusdem, dominus Virsionis" were killed "apud Corteriacum"[490]

m (before 1280) JEANNE de Vierzon Dame de Vierzon, de Mézières-en-Brenne, de Lucy, de la Ferté-Imbaud, de Fuselier, de l'Isle-Savary et de la Rochecorbon, daughter of HERVE [IV] de Vierzon Sire de Vierzon (-before 1296, bur Bourges Franciscan Church).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Betrothed (Papal dispensation 9 Aug 1299) to ISABELLA van Gelre, daughter of REINALD I Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre (before Aug 1299-Köln 1354).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Godefrido de Brabantia, de Arscot et de Urson castrorum domino" and "Ysabelle nata Ranaldi comitis Gelrie" despite 4o consanguinity dated 9 Aug 1299[491]

Godefroi de Brabant & his wife had seven children:

1.         JEAN de Brabant ([1281]-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson"[492].  Seigneur de Mézières et de Mortagne.  The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Johannem" son of "primus Johannes dux Brabancie…fratrem…Godefridum"  was killed the same day as his father "in bello Cortacensi"[493]The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "dominus Godefridus de Brabento, Johannes de Brabento filius eiusdem, dominus Virsionis" were killed "apud Corteriacum"[494]m (before 1 May 1300) MARIE de Mortagne Dame de Mortagne, daughter and heiress of JEAN de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai Seigneur de Mortagne & his wife Marie de Conflans.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", which also named "nostre…niece Marie jadis fame du dit Jehan de Brabain seign. de Virson"[495].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1283/1312.

2.         MARIE de Brabant (-25 Feb 1332).  Pope Boniface VIII issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Walerami comitis Juliacensi" and "Marie nate --- Godefridi de Brabantia domini castri de Arscot" despite 4o consanguinity dated 8 Jan 1296[496].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Marie would receive "la terre de Saint Trut…la terre d´Arscot, de Billar…la terre de Birbois…la terre de Berri, de Orlenois et de Torrraine, le chastel…de Virson"[497]The date of her first marriage is indicated by the charter dated 16 Oct 1296 which records an alliance agreed between Sifrid Archbishop of Köln and "Godefridus de Brabantia dominus de Arscot et de Virson", through the intervention of "W. comite Juliacensi, genero nostro"[498].  Vrouw van Aarschot, Dame de Vierzon.  A note in the Latijnsboek, the oldest register of the Leenhof van Brabant, reads “Maria comitissa Juliacen’ tenet Arscot, Vaelbeke, Rode, cu’ apend’ et illud quod D’us Godefridus de Brabant solebat tene a duce in feodum[499].  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[500].  Marie´s second marriage is confirmed by an entry in an old zielmisboek from the Abbey van Averbode which records the death “IV Kal Oct” of “nobilis Dominus Robertus de Ballamonte, dominus de Poenci, maritus nobilis Dominæ de Arschot”, adding that his widow donated for his soul[501].  Maria van Brabant, countess of Gulik, vrouw van Aarschot, announced  on 22 Mar 1331 that she as true and lawful landowner, in the presence of her leenmannen, Aert heer van Wesemaal and marshal of Brabant, her nephew Hendrik heer van Bierbeek, Karlus van Aarschot heer van Rivieren, Jan van Aaarschot heer van Schoonhoven, knights, Goort van Stade, Gossen van Meynaertshove, Aert’s son, that she by way of “halsmschytinghe”, surrendered the estate of Riller in the name of and for the benefit of Pauwel van Meynaertshoven, Willem´s oldest son, but that the authority to administer high justice that belonged to it continued to belong to her and her descendants[502]m firstly (Papal dispensation 8 Jan 1296, before 16 Oct 1296) WALRAM Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his wife Richardis van Gelre (-[13 Jun/24 Dec] 1297).  m secondly (23 Sep 1323) ROBERT de Beaumont Seigneur de Povance (-28 Sep ----).  The necrology of Everbode records the death "IV Kal Oct" of "nobilis dominus Robertus de Bellomonte dominus de Poenci maritus nobilis dominæ de Arschot"[503]

3.         ELISABETH de Brabant (-[1349/55]).  The date of her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 13 Dec 1299 under which "Gerardus comes Iuliacensis" entered an alliance with "Reynaldum comitem Gelriæ…Francorum rege et…duce Brabantiæ", and named "Godefridum de Brabantia dominum de Verzun et Arschot socerum nostrum"[504].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson"[505].  Heiress of Sichem 1203.  "Gerardus comes et Elisabeth comitissa nec non Wilhelmus eorum primogenitus filius dominus de Broughe" confirmed concessions granted to Averboden by "domina Maria domina de Arschot et de Virsione comitissa Juliancensis nostræ prædicta Elisabeth soror", by charter dated 1320[506].  She inherited Vierzon and Livry on the death of her sister Marie.  Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart" by charter dated 31 Jan 1331[507]m (before 13 Dec 1299) GERHARD [V] Graf von Jülich, son of WILHELM [IV] Graf von Jülich & his second wife Richardis van Gelre (-[29 Jul] 1328). 

4.         ALIX de Brabant (-[27 Mar] [1340/41], bur [Mezières-en-Brenne])Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Alix would receive "Erkenne, Boussut…Waure, Ottembourc, Nettennes"[508].  Heiress of Mézières and Vaelbeke.  "Jehans sires de Harecourt chevaliers et Aalis de Brebant notre…compaigne" renounced "tout le chastel…de Rochecorban" in favour of "Gerart conte de Julers et…Ysabiau sa fame, seur de nous Aalis" by charter dated 7 Oct 1307[509].  Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart" by charter dated 31 Jan 1331[510].  She inherited Aarschot on the death of her sister Marie.  Pope Benedict XII consented to the foundation of the church of Mezières-en-Brenne by "domina de Haricuria et de Mazeriis in Brena" by letter dated 1 Mar 1338[511].  Alix´s charter dated 11 Sep 1339 records details relating to the administration of the church[512].  According to Desplanque, Alix de Brabant died "deux jours après Notre-Dame de mars vers l´an 1340 ou 1341" (27 Mar [1340/41]), adding that the same jour "le prieur de Notz l´Abbé" said a mass for her soul "dans l´Eglise du chapitre" (presumably indicating Mezières-en-Brenne) where she was buried, but he cites no primary source on which the information is based[513]m (1302) JEAN [III] Sire d´Harcourt, son of JEAN [II] Sire d´Harcourt & his second wife Jeanne Vicomtesse de Châtellerault (-9 Nov 1329). 

5.         BLANCHE de Brabant (-[1327/31]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Blanche would receive "Neurode…Louvain et Ecre…le castel…de Monnoto…et…de la Ferte"[514].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, which includes the date of the papal dispensation for the marriage in 1290, the wife of Jan Berthout was Godefroi´s daughter Alix[515].  According to Liekens, she was Alix´s sister Marie[516].  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303 show that both these versions are incorrect.  Her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 31 Jan 1331 under which Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart"[517]m firstly JAN Berthout Heer van Mechelen, son of WALTER [VI] Berthout Heer van Mechelen & his wife Alix de Guines (-25 Aug 1304).  m secondly (before Dec 1306) JEAN de Thouars, son of GUY [II] Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Marguerite de Brienne-Eu (-25 May 1332).  He succeeded his father as Vicomte de Thouars in 1317. 

6.         MARGUERITE de Brabant (before 1296-4 Sep 1334).  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", also provided for money for "Marguerite fille…du mons. Godefroy, seur de leglise de Lonchamp…et…Jehenne sa seur"[518].  The necrology of Longchamp provides on 3 Jun for a mass for "seur Jehanne et seur Marguerite de Brabant, filles de monseigneur Godeffroy fils de monseigneur le duc de Brabant et frere de la reyne Marie"[519].  1305/18.  Clarissan nun at Longchamps, near Paris.  A list of nuns at Longchamp in the abbey's necrology includes "seur Marguerite de Brabant niepce de…madame la royne Marie" and records that she lived 33 years and died 4 Sep 1334[520], although the age is underestimated if her mother's date of death is correct as shown above. 

7.         JEANNE de Brabant (before 1296-1 Jun 1337).  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303, under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", also provided for money for "Marguerite fille…du mons. Godefroy, seur de leglise de Lonchamp…et…Jehenne sa seur"[521].  The necrology of Longchamp provides on 3 Jun for a mass for "seur Jehanne et seur Marguerite de Brabant, filles de monseigneur Godeffroy fils de monseigneur le duc de Brabant et frere de la reyne Marie"[522].  1305/18.  Clarissan nun at Longchamps, near Paris.  A list of nuns at Longchamp in the abbey's necrology includes "seur Jehanne de Brabant sa seur [de Marguerite]" and records that she lived 33 years and died 1 Jun 1337[523], although the age is underestimated if her mother's date of death is correct as shown above. 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van LIER

 

 

The arms of the Heren van Lier were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot, three black fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground[524]

 

 

1.         GODFRIED van Aarschot, son of --- .  According to Bergmann, Godfried was the father of Willem van Aarschot, Heer tot Liere, Markgraaf van Antwerpen[525].  The primary source on which this is based has not identified as this book has not yet been consulted.  Liekens identifies Godfried with Godfried van Aarschot, husband of Emmissa de Valenciennes (see Part A. above)[526].  However, this appears impossible from a chronological point of view if it is correct that Godfried´s son Willem was alive in 1160 and 1196 (see below).  Assuming that Godfried was descended from the Graven van Aarschot, it would be more acceptable to identify him with the son of Graaf Arnout [III] whose children, as shown in Part A, were probably born in [1100/15].  m ---.  The name of Godfried´s wife is not known.  Godfried & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [WILLEM [I] van Aarschot (-after 1196).  Heer tot Liere, Markgraaf van Antwerpen in 1160 and 1180[527].  He is named "officinalis ducis in Antverpia" in 1196[528]m ---.  The name of Willem´s wife is not known.  Willem & his wife had two children: 

i)          WILLEM [II] van Lier (-after 1212).  He is named in 1197, 1199, 1209, and 1212, in 1212 as brother of Boudewijn van Lier[529]m ---.  The name of Willem´s wife is not known.  Willem & his wife had two children: 

(a)       WILLEM [III] van Lier (-after 1220). 

(b)       ARNOUT [I] van Lier (-after 1237).  He is named in 1220, 1221 and 1237[530]

          -        see below.   

ii)         BOUDWIJN van Lier (-after 1209).  Heer van Maesvoort/Malsvoert[531]

 

 

ARNOUT [I], son of WILLEM [II] van Lier & his wife (-after 1237).  He is named in 1220, 1221 and 1237[532]

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

Arnout [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         EGIDIUS (-after 1244). 

2.         ARNOUT [II] van Lier (-after 1267).  He is named in 1251 and 1267[533]m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JAN [I] van Lier [Immerseel] (-1289).  Jean I Duke of Brabant granted land at Wommelgem to Johan de Lyra son of Arnold van Liere by charter dated Jan 1278[534]m firstly ODE van Yssche, daughter of GEERAERD van Yssche, seneschalk van Brabant & his wife ---.  m secondly ODE Nose, daughter of HUGO Nose, ridder & his wife ---. 

          -        FAMILY van IMMERSEEL[535]

b)         ARNOUT [III] van Lier

c)         AGNEETA van Immerseel .  Vrouwe van Anderstad.  m (1295 before 2 May) as his second wife, NICOLAAS de Doorne de Scine, son of ---. 

3.         WILLEM [IV] van Lier (-after 1251).  He is named in 1251[536]m SOPHIE van Cromvliet [Cransvliet], daughter of ANTOON van Cromvliet & his wife ---.  Willem & his wife had one child: 

a)         WILLEM [V] van Lier (-killed in battle Woeringen 1288).  He fought under the banner of Wauthier Berthout Heer van Mechelen[537]

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van ROTSELAAR

 

 

The heerlijkheid of Rotselaar was located near Aarschot, and included Werchter, Wackerseel and Tremeloo as well as Rotselaar itself.  The arms of the Heren van Rotselaar were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot with different colours, three red fleurs-de-lys on a silver ground, instead of black on a silver ground[538].  This suggests a family connection, as other junior branches of the Aarschot family also adopted the same arms with different colours.  It seems unlikely that the connection was through the female line as this would not explain the similar shields.  The title “seneschalk/hofmeester van Brabant” was hereditary in the family of the heren van Rotselaar.  This family is dealt with by Liekens who cites his sources on which the reconstruction is based[539]

 

 

1.         ARNOUT [I] (-after 1125).  Seneschalk van Brabant.  "…Arnulphus dapifer…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[540].  He is also named in 1125. 

 

 

Three brothers, probably children of Arnout [I].  It is also possible that Arnout [II] was the same person as Arnout [I]. 

1.         ARNOUT [II] van Rotselaar (-[killed in battle near Vilvoorde 1143]).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[541].  “Arnoldus dapifer de Rotselaar” is named in a charter dated 1129[542]m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARNOUT [III] (-[1180]).  "…Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[543].  “Arnold de Seneschalk and his son Arnold” are named in a charter dated 1175[544]m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ARNOUT [IV] (-before [1180]).  “Arnold de Seneschalk and his son Arnold” are named in a charter dated 1175[545]

-         HEREN van ROTSELAAR

ii)         GERAARD (-1215).  Canon at St Gertrude´s church, Louvain.  Heer van Lubbeek.  His marriage and descendants set out below are shown by Crombecq, according to whom he was born from his father´s second marriage[546]

iii)        [MATHILDE van Dieve .  Her parentage and marriage are shown by Crombecq[547].  Liekens records this marriage and states that her dowry was the "leengoed' (feudal estate) of van Dieve[548].  From a chronological point of view, it is likely that Mathilde was the daughter of Arnout [III], although Crombecq does not specify this.  m ARNEKIJN van Aarschot Heer van Lubbeek, son of GODFRIED Graaf van Aarschot & his [second wife Alix ---] (-after 1197).] 

b)         GODFRIED (-after 1146).  "…Arnulfus dapifer et frater eius Godefridus…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[549]

2.         WILLEM (-after 1129).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[550]

3.         WOUTER (-after 1129).  “Arnulfi Dapifer et fratrum suorum Wilhelmi, Walteri” are named in a charter dated 1129[551]

 

 

 

E.      HEREN van SCHOONHOVEN

 

 

The castle of Schoonhoven lies on the left bank of the Demer river near the town of Aarschot.  The leenboek for the "leenhof van Aarschot" says that the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven was comprised of five and later six separate fiefs. The castle of Schoonhoven was the fourth fief. The fiefs were not always held under the authority of a single individual.  As a result, at any given time, there could be more than one heer or vrouw "van" or "tot" Schoonhoven[552].  The arms of the heren van Schoonhoven were three gold fleur-de-lys on a red background. 

 

 

JAN [I] van Aarschot, son of KAREL Graaf van Aarschot & his wife Maria --- (-1226 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

m ERMENGILDE van Grez, daughter of WERNER van Grez & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are given by Herckenrode[553].  

Jan [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         JAN [II] van Aarschot (-after 1241).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Joannes miles de Arschot dictus de Schoonhoven" donated the church of Nieuwrode to the ´s Hertogen Eiland (convent of Gemp) in St Joris Winghe by charter dated Nov 1241[554]m ---.  The name of Jan´s wife is not known.  Jan & his wife had one child: 

a)         JAN [III] van Aarschot (-1296 or after).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  He donated his rights to the churches of Weerde and Langdorp to the abbey of Sinte Gertruide in Leuven by charters dated 21 Dec 1260 and 1265, witnessed by Arnout heer van Wezemaal and drossard of Brabant[555].  Jan van Schoonhoven said that he "nogmaals op in handen van den deken van het kapittel, bij akte van 31 Januari daaropvolgende[556].  "Joannes, dominus de Formosa, curia, miles de aerschot" is named in 1273 and is named in 1283 when he was present "bij de afpaling der kuip of vrijheid van Aarschot"[557].  He witnesse the charter by which Jan van Rivieren, Jean I duke of Brabant and his brother Godfried recognized the free estate of Aarschot.  He took part in the battle of Woeringen in 1288.  m BEATRIX van Issche, daughter of --- (-1295 or before).  Jan [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          JAN [IV] van Aarschot (-1338).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Dominus Johannes de Pulcra, curia, miles" fidelis of Maria van Brabant, vrouw van Aarschot subscribed the charter dated 29 Nov 1313 (with Karel van Rivieren) by which Maria van Brabant sold some of her lands in Veldonk to the convent of Sinte Gertruide in Leuven[558].  He witnessed a charter dated 22 Mar 1331 by which Maria van Brabant surrendered the estate of Riller to Pauwel van Meynaertshoven, Willems oldest son[559]m CATHELIJN van der Aa, daughter of ---.  Jan [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(a)       JAN [V] van Aarschot (-before 1345).  Heer van Schoonhoven. 

-         see below

(b)       GEERAARD van Aarschot

ii)         HENDRIK van Aarschot

 

 

JAN [V] van Aarschot, son of JAN [IV] van Aarschot Heer van Schoonhoven & his wife Cathelijn van der Aa (-before 1339).  Heer van Schoonhoven.  "Johannes dominus de Scoenhoven, miles" served the duke of Brabant in 1338 “mits 57 ponden oude grooten” in the war between England and France, with 18 mounted men, each provided with a stormhoed.  He subscribed the charter dated Dec 1339 which records the treaty between the duke of Brabant and the count of Flanders. 

m firstly MARGUERITE de Lille[560], daughter of ---.   

m secondly (Campenhout) as her first husband, MARGARETA van Reeleghem [Relegem], daughter of DANEEL van Reeleghem & his wife --- (-after 30 May 1340).  She married secondly Phillip Van Waver, son of Jan Meeuwen heer van Waverin en Dongelberg[561].  She and her second husband had a dispute with Jan [VI] van Schoonhoven about some properties neglected by heer Hugo van Coudenberghe and his wife.  The aldermen of Brussels registered an agreement between Jan van Schoonhoven and his step mother Margaretha van Reedelgehem concerning the estate of his grandmother Maria Van Coundenberghe, dated 29 and 30 May 1340[562].  The parties agreed to the arbitration of Willem heer van Waveren, Willem van Pipenpoy, and Pasteel van Aarscote, who declared themselves in favour of Jan van Schoonhoven[563]

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

1.         JAN [VI] (-[before 1365]).  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille.  m MARGARETA van Waver vrouwe van Pamele, Ledeberg, Corbeek, daughter of WILLEM Meeuw heer van Waver en Corbeek & his wife Marguerite van Hermall.   She married secondly Jan [II] van Diegem, knight, son of Jan [I] heer van Diegem en Lelia Swaef[564], and thirdly (1372) Jan van Rotselaar seneschalk van Brabant.  Jan [VI] & his wife had two children: 

a)         JAN [VII] (-8 Jan ----).  His parentage is confirmed by a necrology which records the death 8 Jan of “heer Jans van Aarschot, heere van Schoonhoven ende van Lille, heeren Jans ende vrouwe Margariete zijnder ouders solvit ecclesia”.  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille.    

-        see below

b)         MARGARETA van Schoonhoven .  She and her husband bought Pamele en Ledeberg from her brother in 1391.  m EVERARD Boete, knight. 

 

 

JAN [VII] van Aarschot Heer van Schoonhoven, son of JAN [VI] van Aarschot Heer van Schoonhoven & his wife Margareta van Waver (-8 Jan ----).  His parentage is confirmed by a necrology which records the death 8 Jan of “heer Jans van Aarschot, heere van Schoonhoven ende van Lille, heeren Jans ende vrouwe Margariete zijnder ouders solvit ecclesia”.  Heer van Schoonhoven en Lille.  He sold Pamele en Ledeberg to his sister and brother-in-law in 1391.  The heerdij van Schoonhoven, then in possession of Jan [VII], was heavily mortgaged, the mortgage held by Hendrick Wynricx for two thousand ‘gouden penningen’ met den schild goeder en wettelijker oude penningen.  Jan defaulted in payment, the property was taken and awarded to Hendrik Wynricx 24 Sep 1409.  Henrick Wynricx appeared before the aldermen of Leuven in Oct 1428 to request guidance on managing the Schoonhoven lands to recover his money.  The aldermen permitted him to sell the mortgage publicly.  The new buyer was the knight Jan van Vilain who was installed as the new holder of the mortgage.  On the same day "beloofde jonker Jan van Schoonhoven" and his son "jonker Jan, ridder Jan van Vilain worand te zijn, zoo hem in het goed iet te nauwe gedaan ware", according to three documents prepared in the presence of the schepenen of Mechelen, T. de Ridder[565]

m ELSA van Diest, daughter of HENRIK van Diest burgraaf van Antwerp, heer van Diest & his wife Elisabeth van Horn.  A necrology records the deaths of “Jans van Lille end Lysbeth zynder huysvrouw[566]

Jan [VII] & his wife had children: 

1.         JAN [VIII] .  Jan [VII] was named in 1422 with his two sons Jan and Hendrik.  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[567].  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode, by right of his first wife.  According to the leenboek van Aarschot, Jan [VIII] was "man" of the "grondheerlijkheid van goed en ontgoed" on certain properties within the town of Aarschot and the prochien of Langdorp and Rillaar that lay within the lande van Aarschot, with the pondspennigen and the peerdeheuren as well as about 36 bunders of woods known as the “Berkt” that lay between Nieuwrode-heide and the Papenbosch; also 3 bunderen woods known as “Vronte”, along with a half bunder vineyard in Dorenborg, also “havercijnsen” (maybe relating to a special tax imposed on the harvest of oats) in Langdorp, Gelrode and Messelbroek.  This was all included in three entire fiefs within the the leenhof van Aarschot, which gave him the right to the title of heer ‘tot’ Schoonhoven even though the kasteel did not belong to him.  m firstly JOANNA van Diest, daughter of GERARD van Diest Heer van Waanrode & his wife Oda van Petershem.  m secondly CATHARINA van Heemsrode [Hemsrode], daughter of ---.  m thirdly MARIA van Alcken, daughter of ---.  Jan [VIII] & his second wife had one child: 

a)         JOANNA .  Vrouw van Schoonhoven, Waanrode, Binkom. 

2.         HENDRIK [I] (-1478).  Jan [VII] was named in 1422 with his two sons Jan and Hendrik.  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[568].  He succeeded his niece as Heer van Schoonhoven en Nieuwrode.  The leenboek van Aarschot said that he was “man” of the hove van Schoonhoven, with about 23 and a half bunderen of pastureland, the mills on the Motte for the hof, nearby lands and woods of about 14 ½ bunderen with another ¾ bunder vineyard in Vinkeveld, and a brewery or ‘panhuijs’ all of which made up the fief.  The leenboek also records that Hendrik [I] came into possession of the fief that his brother Jan had held: "ende hiertoe es comen by overgeven Jans voers’ Henrick van Schoonhoven zijns broeders".  m firstly BEATRIX ‘t Serclaes Vrouw van Woluwe St Stevens en Bodegem, daughter of Baron JAN [Johann] t´Serclaes van Bodegem-Woluwe & his wife Johanna Swaefs (-1451).  m secondly JOANNA Braderix, daughter of ---.  m thirdly ODELIA van Thille d’Edelbempt, daughter of ---.  Hendrik [I] & his first wife had seven children: 

a)         JAN [IX] van Aarschot (-before 31 Jul 1483).  Heer van Schoonhoven, and through purchase heer van St. Stevens Woluwe.  After his father’s death, the kasteel of Schoonhoven and its associated lands, which existed as a separate fief, came into his possession along with the three other fiefs already mentioned.  m CATHARINA van Heenvliet, daughter of WILLEM van Heenvleet & his wife Margaretha van Reimerswaal (daughter of Nicolaes Kervinc van Reimerswaal and Geertruide van Gaveren).  

b)         HENDRIK [II] van Aarschot (-9 Mar ----).  On 31 Jul 1483, before Jan van Schoonhoven, and Aert Olivers and Pauwel de Verwere, mannen van leen, Hendrick [II] van Schoonhoven received the kasteel van Schoonhoven with all that belonged to it, upon the death of his brother Jan heer van Schoonhoven.  On the same day, and before the same officials, he also received the grondheerlijkheid of the other three parts of Schoonhoven[569].  On 19 Nov 1483 before the leenhof van Aarschot, Hendrik [II] van Schoonhoven, son of the deceased Hendrik [I], "gederft en’ opgedragen syn recht ende actie dat hij hadde aan ende op huys ende hof van Schoonhoven, metter heerlicheyt daertoe behoorende ende ‘t vierendeel van al de anderen goederen van Schoenhoven").  On 21 Nov 1483, Hendrik received two fiefs consisting of two parcels of woods that lay near Speelhoven, and that his father had received from Wouter Daniels, and which now came to him following his brother Jan’s death.  The necrology of Aarschot church records the death 9 Mar of “joncker Henricks van Aarschot heere tot Schoonhoven, zijnre huysvrouwe ende ouders[570].  m JUTTE van Edelbampt [Edelenampt] vrouw van Thille, daughter of ---.  An internet webpage describing the history of the Chateau and Church of Thys (Thylle) records some details of the ancestry of Jutte van Edelbampt[571]It states that the Edelbampt family were lords of Herten from 1400 to 1470, that Jutte’s great-grandmother was the daughter of Louis [II] de Thys and that her son Louis [I] d’Edelbampt inherited both halves of the lordship, one half from his maternal grandfather Louis [II] de Thys and the other half from his maternal uncle Louis [III] de Thys.  Hendrik [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          LIESBETH van SchoonhovenVrouwe van Thys, inherited her mother´s family.  On the 15 Dec 1491, she and her husband bought their three parts of the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven from her first cousin Hendrik [III] and his wife.  On the same day he also sold them the house and hof van Schoonhoven and everything that belonged to it.  From this time, Liesbeth bore the title vrouw van Schoonhoven and the property fell into the hands of the van Eynatten family.  m HERMAN van Eynatten, son of ---.  

c)         PHILIPS van Schoonhoven (-1490).  On 21 Nov 1483 in the leenhof van Aarschot, Philips van Schoonhoven, knight, heer van Waanrode the forementioned three parts "van allen den goeden van Schoonhoven toebehoort hebben, gelegen in diversche plaetsse binnen der stadt ende vryheyt ende lande van Arschot, soe verre die van den heer van Aerschot te leen ruerende syn, hem in deylinge gevallen nae doode syns vaders ende heeren Jans syns brueders", according to the contents of aldermen’s records from Aarschot and Leuven and other written documents, and similar to those he received from his brother Hendrik.  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode, also received part of the lands and heerlijkheid van Schoonhoven.  He is named in 1478.  m CATHARINA Pot, daughter of ---.  Philips & his wife had three children: 

i)          HENDRIK [III] .  Heer van Waanrode and Nieuwrode.  On 17 Jun 1491, he received the hoeve van Schoonhoven and on 27 June he received the other three parts of the fief.  On the 15 Dec 1491, he and his wife Joanna Cautereau sold these three parts of the heerlijkheid of Schoonhoven to his cousin Liesbeth van Schoonhoven and her husband Herman van Eynatten.  On the same day he sold them the house and hof van Schoonhoven and everything that belonged to it. From this time onward Elizabeth carried the title vrouw van Schoonhoven and the property fell into the hands of the House van Eynatten.  m (1491) JOANNA Cauterau [Cotereau], daughter of ROBERT Cotereau & his second wife Margriete Herdinckx.  

ii)         PHILIPS van Schoonhoven .  Priest. 

iii)        PETRUS van Schoonhoven (-young). 

d)         BEATRIX van Schoonhoven (bur Onzer Lieve Vrouwenkoor[572]).  m LODEWIJK de Bruyne, son of --- (-1473 or before).

e)         MARGARETA van Schoonhovenm firstly JAN de Herzée, son of ---.  m secondly JAN van Quaderebbe, son of ---. 

f)          JOANNA van Schoonhoven .  Nun at Reimerswaal. 

g)         ELZA van Schoonhovenm JAN van Reimerswaal, son of ---. 

3.         ANNA van Schoonhoven (-1477).  The testament of "Gerard van der Aa", dated 30 Jul 1443, names “Anna van Schoonhoven" as his wife and "Jan en Hendrik van Schoonhoven, gebroeders" as his executors[573].  m GERARD van der Aa, son of GERARD van der Aa & his wife Elisabeth Wellensdr. van Neynsel (-Sep 1443). 

4.         six children .  According to Butkens, Jan [VII] was father of nine children. Liekens only names Jan and Hendrik. 

 

 

 

F.      HEREN van WESEMAAL

 

 

The heerlijkheid of Wesemaal was located between Aarschot and Leeven, based around a castle of the same name.  The arms of the Heren van Wesemaal were the same as those of the graven van Aarschot with different colours, three silver fleurs-de-lys on a red ground, instead of black on a silver ground[574].  This suggests a family connection, as other junior branches of the Aarschot family also adopted the same arms with different colours.  It seems unlikely that the connection was through the female line as this would not explain the similar shields.  It would be chronologically consistent if Geraard van Wesemaal was the son of Arnout [III] graaf van Aarschot.  The title “grootmaarschalk van Brabant” was hereditary in the family of the heren van Wesemaal.  This family is dealt with by Liekens who cites the sources on which his reconstruction is based[575]

 

 

1.         GERAARD van Wesemaal (-after 1143).  Heer van Wesemaal.  He was one of the guardians of the infant Godefroi Duke of Brabant (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) in 1143. 

 

2.         --- .  m BERTA, daughter of ---.  She is named by her son Arnout [I] in a charter.  One child: 

a)         ARNOUT [I] (-1212 or after).  Heer van Wesemaal.  "…Arnoldus de Wesemale…" subscribed the charter dated 1188 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingie", at the request of "uxoris nostre Imaine ducisse Lotharingie", confirmed the donations to Averboden by "frater eius comes Gerardus de Loen"[576].  "…Arnoldus de Wesemale…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[577].  He is named in charters dated 1176, 1180, 1191, 1199, 1210 and 1212.  m ---.  The name of Arnout´s wife is not known.  Arnout [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOUT [II] (-after 1238).  He succeeded his father as Heer van Wesemaal.  He was appointed “grootmaarschalk van Brabant”.  A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "…Arnoldum de Wesemule…"[578].  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale" donated land "jacentis in parochia de Wambeca in voco Lumbeca" to Ninove, for the salvation of "mei et uxoris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1229[579]m firstly --- van Montferrant, daughter of IWEIN van Montferrant & his wife ---.  m secondly BEATRIX van Breda, daughter of --- (-after 1238).  "Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale" donated land "jacentis in parochia de Wambeca in voco Lumbeca" to Ninove, for the salvation of "mei et uxoris meæ Beatricis", by charter dated 1229[580]Mistress (1): MACHTELD van Rivieren, daughter of ---.  Arnout [II] & his first wife had three children: 

(a)       ARNOUT [III] (-1260).  He succeeded his father as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  “Arnoldus primogenitus domini Arnoldi de Wesemale miles et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated the churches of "Westerlo et de Oelue" to Tongeren abbey by charter dated Jul 1253[581]m firstly (before 1240) ISABEAU de la Frête, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1253).  “Arnoldus miles junior de Wesemale et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated property "quod…Arnoldus senior miles de Wesemale…nostri matrimonii…in donatione…in Westerlo" to Utrecht church by charter dated 18 Jun 1240[582].  “Arnoldus primogenitus domini Arnoldi de Wesemale miles et eius uxor Elisabeth” donated the churches of "Westerlo et de Oelue" to Tongeren abbey by charter dated Jul 1253[583]m secondly (after Jul 1253) as her third husband, ALEIDIS de Brabant, widow firstly of ARNAUD [III] Comte de Looz Graf von Rieneck and secondly of GUILLAUME [X] Comte d'Auvergne, daughter of HENRI I Duke of Brabant & his first wife Mathilde de Flandre (-[1261/67]).  "Robertus comes Claremontis et Alverniæ, Aleydis mater eius, et Arnoldus dominus de Wensemale maritus" confirmed agreement concerning property by charter dated 1251[584].  Her third marriage is confirmed by a letter dated Jun 1260 from "Ernoul chevalier Sire de Wesemale et Alys que fu contesse d´Auvergne sa femme" granted their rights in the county of Boulogne to "nostre cousine germaine la contesse Mahaut de Boloigne"[585]

(b)       GODFRIED .  Heer van Perk.  He succeeded his brother as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  "Godefridus de Wisenmale miles dominus de Perke et Isentrudis coniunx eiusdem" donated property to Antwerp St Michael by charter dated May 1265[586]m ISENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Godefridus de Wisenmale miles dominus de Perke et Isentrudis coniunx eiusdem" donated property to Antwerp St Michael by charter dated May 1265[587].  Godfried & his wife had one child: 

(1)       ARNOUT [IV] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  He succeeded his father as Heer van Wesemaal and grootmaarschalk van Brabant.  “Arnoldus dominus de Wesemale Marscalcus Brabantiæ miles” reached agreement with the church of Utrecht by charter dated 1269[588]m IDA van Bierbeek, daughter of --- (-1310). 

-         HEREN van WESEMAAL

(2)       MARGARETHA .  Vrouw van Perck en Oplinter.  m HENDRIK Heer van Bautersem

(3)       MARIA .  m firstly ARNOUT [III] Heer van Crainhem, son of ---.  m secondly GILLIS Happaert .  Heer van Dieve. 

(c)       HENDRIK

(d)       [GERTRUDE van Wesemael (before 1205-).  Her marriage is shown by Crombecq[589].  From a chronological point of view, it appears possible that Gertrude was the daughter of Arnout [II], if she was a member of the same Wesemael family.  m (before 1235) GODFRIED van Aarschot-Dieve Heer van Dieve, son of ARNEKIN van Aarschot & his wife Mathilde van Rotselaar-Dieve.] 

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

(e)       GERAARD .  Heer in Kwabeke. 

(f)        ADELISE .  A nun. 

Arnout [II] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

(g)        FRANCO van Wesemaal “de Bastaard van Wesemaal” (-after 1288).  Heer van Oplinter.  Jean I Duke of Brabant entrusted his protection at Worringen in 1288 to two knights Wautier of Warfusee and the Bastard of Wezemaal[590].  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    CHÂTELAINS of BRUSSELS

 

 

 

A.      CHÂTELAINS of BRUSSELS

 

 

1.         FOLCARD (-[1078/80]).  m (contract 1057) RAINILDIS, daughter of --- (-after 1078).  The marriage contract of “Folkardus” and "Regilindem" is dated 1057[591].  “Rainildis, haud immemor Folcardi…mei coniugis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, with the consent of "heredes mei Franco…et Sigerus filii mei gener meus Steppo, Fredesnendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[592].  “Rainildis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, for the souls of "mariti mei Folkardi et filii mei Ledberti", by charter dated to [1080][593].  Folcard & his wife had five children: 

a)         FRANCO (-after 1099).  “Rainildis, haud immemor Folcardi…mei coniugis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, with the consent of "heredes mei Franco…et Sigerus filii mei gener meus Steppo, Fredesnendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[594].  “Henricus comes de Greis, Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus, Eustacius de Corbeka, Sigerus et Franco frater eius…Franco castellanus de Brucsella…” witnessed the charter dated 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem acquired the church of Frasne[595]

b)         SIGER (-after 1099).  “Rainildis, haud immemor Folcardi…mei coniugis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, with the consent of "heredes mei Franco…et Sigerus filii mei gener meus Steppo, Fredesnendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[596].  “Henricus comes de Greis, Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus, Eustacius de Corbeka, Sigerus et Franco frater eius…Franco castellanus de Brucsella…” witnessed the charter dated 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem acquired the church of Frasne[597]

c)         LEDBERT (-before 1078).  “Rainildis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, for the souls of "mariti mei Folkardi et filii mei Ledberti", by charter dated to [1080][598]

d)         FREDESNENDE .  “Rainildis, haud immemor Folcardi…mei coniugis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, with the consent of "heredes mei Franco…et Sigerus filii mei gener meus Steppo, Fredesnendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[599]m (before 1078) STEPPO, son of ---. 

e)         ADELA .  “Rainildis, haud immemor Folcardi…mei coniugis” donated property to Anderlecht St Peter near Brussels, with the consent of "heredes mei Franco…et Sigerus filii mei gener meus Steppo, Fredesnendisque filia mea, Adhela cum liberis suis", by charter dated 1078[600]m (before 1078) ---. 

 

 

1.         FRANCO [I] (-[1134/38]).  Châtelain of Brussels.  “Henricus comes de Greis, Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus, Eustacius de Corbeka, Sigerus et Franco frater eius…Franco castellanus de Brucsella…” witnessed the charter dated 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem acquired the church of Frasne[601].  "…Anthonius filius Stepponis de Brucsella…Franco castellanus…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[602].  “Ducis Godefridi, Walter militis de Bruxella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis…” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Archdeacon Walter donated the church of Ucle to Voorst abbey[603].  "Steppo de Brusella et frater eius…Franco castellanus…" witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ et Comes Lovaniii" founded the abbey of "Bigardis" near Brussels[604].  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis" with the consent of "pater meus dux Godefridus et Franco castellanus, patruus Ide", witnessed by "Arnulfi patruus Ide…"[605]m ---.  The name of Franco´s wife is not known.  Franco [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         FRANCO [II] (-[1146/52]).  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico"[606]Châtelain of Brussels.  "…Franconis castellanus, Henrici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which "Godefridus Lotharingiæ Dux" founded the chapel of Sainte-Marie, Brussels, which also records donations of land held "in feodum de Francone castellano meo"[607].  Wauters records that "Franco II" donated "Reinirsart…à Seneffe" to the Prémontrés de Ninove in 1146 but does not cite the primary source which supports this[608]m ---.  The name of Franco´s wife is not known.  Franco [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          FRANCO [III] .  Wauters records that "Franco III…parvulus" approved the donation by "les enfants de Meinard" to Afflighem abbey in 1152 but does not cite the primary source which supports this[609]Châtelain of Brussels.  Wauters records that "Franconis castellani, Ingelberti de Atrio tenentis predictum tunc puerum inter genua" subscribed a charter dated 1159 under which Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia records the capture of Grimberghe fortress but does not cite the primary source which supports this[610]m ---.  The name of Franco´s wife is not known.  Franco [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

(a)       GODEFROY (-[1215/17])Châtelain of Brussels

-         see below

(b)       MARGUERITE .  The necrology of Afflighem names "dominus Godefridus de Bruxella et Margareta eius soror"[611]

b)         HENRI (-after 1138).  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico"[612].  "…Franconis castellanus, Henrici fratris eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which "Godefridus Lotharingiæ Dux" founded the chapel of Sainte-Marie, Brussels, which also records donations of land held "in feodum de Francone castellano meo"[613]m LUITGARD, daughter of ---.  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis"[614].  Henri & his wife had one child: 

i)          IDA .  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis" with the consent of "pater meus dux Godefridus et Franco castellanus, patruus Ide"[615].  Wauters names "Siger de Hobosch" as the possible husband of Ida but does not cite the primary source which supports this[616].  [m SIGER de Hobosch, son of ---.] 

c)         ARNOUL .  An undated charter of "Godefridus dux Lovanie" (Godefroi VII Duke of Lower Lotharingia) records that "avo meo duce Godefrido" granted "allodium apud Oldrengem" to "Franco castellanus senior", names "filiisque Francone et Henrico", and records that "filiam Heinrici Idam heredum ipsius cum matre sua Lutgarda" donated the property to "ecclesie Forestensis", witnessed by "Arnulfi patruus Ide…"[617]

d)         FREDESNENDE .  Wauters records that "Fredesnende sœur de Henri", first wife of "Geldulphe, chevalier d´Uccle", donated property to the nuns of Forêt but does not cite or quote the corresponding charters[618]m as his first wife, GELDULPHE d´Uccle chevalier, son of --- (-after 1173).  One child: 

i)          GUILLAUME d´Uccle .  Wauters names "Guillaume d´Uccle" as the son of "Geldulphe, chevalier d´Uccle" and his first wife, recording that he renounced his rights in property in favour of his five half-brothers, sons of his father´s second marriage, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[619]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Wauters records that "Guillaume d´Uccle" and "sa femme Marguerite" sold land at Froneroth to the abbey of Forêt, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[620]

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

a)         EGBERT .  An undated charter records that "Franco castellanus…Egebertus nepos castellani…Razo frater eius" donated property to the church of Sainte-Marie la Forêt[621]

b)         RAZO .  An undated charter records that "Franco castellanus…Egebertus nepos castellani…Razo frater eius" donated property to the church of Sainte-Marie la Forêt[622]

 

 

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. 

 

GODEFROY, son of FRANCO [III] Châtelain of Brussels & his wife --- (-[1215/17])Châtelain of Brussels.  "Godefridus castellanus Bruxellæ…" witnessed the charter dated 1197 under which "Henricus…dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to the abbey of Vorst before leaving for Jerusalem[623].  "…Godefridus castellanus de Bruxella…" signed the charter dated 1200 under which Henri I Duke of Brabant donated "mansum…Hova in sylva Asscherholt"[624]

m firstly ---.  She was heiress of "Onulphe de Wolverthem"[625]

m secondly HELWIDE, daughter of [--- & his wife Gisela ---].  Her parentage is suggested by the charter dated Jul 1215 under which "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[626].  While "cognatus" frequently, but not exclusively, indicates brother-in-law, the introduction of the name Leon into the family of the châtelains of Brussels indicates that this might be the correct interpretation in this document. 

Godefroy & his first wife had one child: 

1.         PETRONILLEm OLIVER van Zotteghem, son of ---. 

Godefroy & his second wife had five children: 

2.         LEON [I] (-after 1252)Châtelain of Brussels.  "…Leonius castellanus Brusellensis…" witnessed a charter dated 5 Jul 1217 under which "Heynricus…dux Lotaringensis" renewed an alliance with "Engilberto Coloniensis ecclesie electo"[627].  “Leonius castellanus de Bruxella” confirmed a donation of property to "conventui de Camera" by charter dated 1237 witnessed by "Leonius filius noster…."[628].  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[629]m (after 1211) as her second husband, SOPHIE van Altena, widow of ARNOUT Heer van Grimbergen, daughter of --- Heer van Altena & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is suggested by the charter dated 1247 under which "Leonius castellanus Brusellensis et Sophia uxor mea" confirmed property "insuper Cruchtene et Werte" to "domini Wilhelmi de Altena", inherited from "domini Theoderici bone memorie de Altena"[630].  Her two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1230 under which “Leonius Bruxellensis castellanus et Sophia uxor mea” confirmed that "Arnoldus de Grimbergis filius predictæ Sophiæ uxoris meæ et Arnoldi Grimbergæ domini" donated property to Dendermonde[631].  Léon [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         LEON [II] (-after 1271).  “Leonius castellanus de Bruxella” confirmed a donation of property to "conventui de Camera" by charter dated 1237 witnessed by "Leonius filius noster…."[632].  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[633]Châtelain of Brusselsm ---.  The name of Léon´s wife is not known.  Léon & his wife had one child:  

i)          MATHILDE ([1225/30]-1298, bur Abbaye de Aywières).  A charter dated 1252 records that “Leonius castellanus de Bruxellensis et filius eius Leonius miles et jac dicti Leonis militis filia Machteldis” renounced property in favour of "conventus de Camera"[634].  Châtelaine of Brussels.  “Machtildis castellana Bruxellensis” confirmed the donation of revenue from property "apud Woluë S. Petri" made to Voorst abbey by "Gerardo filio Ingelberti dicti de Busco" by charter dated 1271[635]m HENRI Seigneur de Marbais et de Breuch, son of --- (-1280, bur Abbaye de Aywières). 

b)         HELWIDE

3.         GODEFROY (-after 1230).  Wauters records that Godefroy inherited Seneffe from his father but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[636].  Seigneur de Couturelle.  The Vita sanctæ Lutgardis records that the death of "domino Godefrido, filio domini Godefridi Castellani Bruxellensis" was reported miraculously to Lutgardis[637]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  Godefroy & his wife had one child: 

a)         daughter .  The Chronicle of Baudouin d´Avesnes records that "l´oir de Seneffe ki avoit este feme monsigneur Watier de Brainne" was the wife of "fius monsigneur Evrart Radoul…Rogiers"[638].  Wauters identifies her as the daughter of Godefroy Seigneur de Couturelle but does not explain his reasoning[639]m firstly GAUTHIER de Braine, son of ---.  m secondly ROGER de Mortagne, son of EVERARD Radoul Seigneur de Mortaigne & his wife ---. 

4.         GILLES .  Canon of Saint-Lambert at Liège. 

5.         FRANCO (-1216 or before).  Helwide founded an anniversary for her son Franco at Braine-l´Alleu by charter dated 1216[640]

6.         MATHILDE [Helwide] . 

 

 

 

B.      FAMILY of STEPPO van BRUSSEL

 

 

1.         STEPPO [I] (-after 1099).  "Steppo Brusselensis et frater eius Walterus…" witnessed the charter dated 1086 under which "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086[641].  "Lotbertus…abbas Hasnoniensis cœnobii" sold property "in Alost et Rasseghem et Lede" to "Gisilberto Balduini Gandensis filio" by charter dated 1088, witnessed by "…Stepo de Borsele…"[642].  “Henricus comes de Greis, Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus, Eustacius de Corbeka, Sigerus et Franco frater eius…Franco castellanus de Brucsella…” witnessed the charter dated 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem acquired the church of Frasne[643]m ---.  The name of Steppo´s wife is not known.  Steppo [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANTON (-after 1107).  "…Anthonius filius Stepponis de Brucsella…Franco castellanus…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[644]

2.         WALTER (-after 1099).  "Steppo Brusselensis et frater eius Walterus…" witnessed the charter dated 1086 under which "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086[645].  “Henricus comes de Greis, Steppo de Brucsella et frater eius Walterus, Eustacius de Corbeka, Sigerus et Franco frater eius…Franco castellanus de Brucsella…” witnessed the charter dated 1099 under which the abbot of Afflighem acquired the church of Frasne[646]same person as…?  WALTER (-after 1117).  “Ducis Godefridi, Walter militis de Bruxella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis…” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Archdeacon Walter donated the church of Ucle to Voorst abbey[647]m ---.  The name of Walter´s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had one child: 

a)         STEPPO [II] (-after 1133).  “Ducis Godefridi, Walter militis de Bruxella et filii eius Stephani, Franconis castellani, Razonis dapiferi ducis…” witnessed the charter dated 1117 under which Archdeacon Walter donated the church of Ucle to Voorst abbey[648].  "Steppo de Brusella et frater eius…Franco castellanus…" witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ et Comes Lovaniii" founded the abbey of "Bigardis" near Brussels[649]

b)         brother .  "Steppo de Brusella et frater eius…Franco castellanus…" witnessed the charter dated 1133 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ et Comes Lovaniii" founded the abbey of "Bigardis" near Brussels[650]

 

 

1.         LEON (-after 1145).  "…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[651]m ---.  The name of Leon´s wife is not known.  Leon & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANTON .  "…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[652]

b)         LEON .  "…Leonius et duo filii eius Anthonius et Leonius…" signed the charter dated 1145 under which "Godefridus…Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ" donated property to Voorst abbey[653]

 

2.         --- .  m GISELA, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1215).  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[654].  [Two] children: 

a)         LEON (-after Jul 1215).  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property "in parochia de Sanbergen" to "abbatissæ…de Camera", with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clementiæ", by charter dated 7 Apr 1207[655].  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[656]m CLEMENTIA, daughter of ---.  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property "in parochia de Sanbergen" to "abbatissæ…de Camera", with the consent of "uxoris meæ Clementiæ", by charter dated 7 Apr 1207[657].  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[658].  Leon & his wife had children: 

i)          WALTER .  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[659]

ii)         other children .  "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", by charter dated Jul 1215 witnessed by "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[660]

b)         [HELWIDE .  Her parentage is suggested by the charter dated Jul 1215 under which "Leonius de Bruxella" donated property to the church of Anderlecht, with the consent of "matris meæ Gislæ, uxore mea Clementia, filio meo Waltero et reliquis liberis meis", "cognati mei castellani Bruxellensis…Godefridus…"[661].  While "cognatus" frequently, but not exclusively, indicates brother-in-law, the introduction of the name Leon into the family of the châtelains of Brussels indicates that this might be the correct interpretation in this document.  m as his second wife, GODEFROY Châtelain of Brussels, son of FRANCO [III] Châtelain of Brussels & his wife --- (-[1215/17]). 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van ANDERLECHT

 

 

1.         FOLCARD (-before 1080).  “Sigerus de Anderlecht nobilis cum matre Reilende” donated “mansum in Esemal” to Saint-Trond, for “patre suo Folcardo et fratre Liberto”, by charter dated 1080[662]m REILENDE, daughter of --- (-after 1080).  “Sigerus de Anderlecht nobilis cum matre Reilende” donated “mansum in Esemal” to Saint-Trond, for “patre suo Folcardo et fratre Liberto”, by charter dated 1080[663].  Folcard & his wife had two children: 

a)         SIGER .  “Sigerus de Anderlecht nobilis cum matre Reilende” donated “mansum in Esemal” to Saint-Trond, for “patre suo Folcardo et fratre Liberto”, by charter dated 1080, witnessed by “Otto comes et advocatus, Reynerus advocatus et Libertus frater eius...[664]

b)         LIBERT .  “Sigerus de Anderlecht nobilis cum matre Reilende” donated “mansum in Esemal” to Saint-Trond, for “patre suo Folcardo et fratre Liberto”, by charter dated 1080[665]

 

 

1.         --- (-before 1145).  m BERTHA, daughter of --- (-after 1145).  "Domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem" by charter dated 1145[666].  Five children: 

a)         GERARD van Anderlecht .  "Domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem" by charter dated 1145[667]

b)         WILLEM van Anderlecht .  "Domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem" by charter dated 1145[668]

c)         ARNOUT van Anderlecht .  "Domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem" by charter dated 1145[669]

d)         --- van Anderlecht (-[after 1145]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1145 under which "domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem"[670]m WOUTER van Kraainem, son of --- (-after 1158). 

e)         --- van Anderlecht .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1145 under which "domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem"[671]m OLIVER van Geest, son of ---. 

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van KRAAINEM

 

 

[Three] brothers: 

1.         WOUTER van Kraainem (-after 1158).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[672].  "Walterus Craienhem et Rabbodo frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1158 under which "Godefridus dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed a donation to Tongeren abbey[673]m --- van Anderlecht, daughter of --- & his wife Bertha ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1145 under which "domina Bertha de Anderlecht" donated property to "ecclesiæ sanctæ Mariæ in Bigardis", with "filiis suis Gerardo…Wilelmo et Arnulfo et duobus generis Waltero…de Crainhem, Oliverio de Gest, et Herardo de Hidengem qui sororem eius duxit uxorem"[674]

2.         RATBOT van Kraainem (-after 1173).  "Walterus Craienhem et Rabbodo frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1158 under which "Godefridus dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed a donation to Tongeren abbey[675].  “Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ” noted the donation of "mansum de Quedincnort" made to Voorst abbey by "Rabbodonem de Crainhem", with the consent of "tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele…Rainero, Willelmo", by charter dated 1173[676]

3.         [--- van Kraainem (-before 1173).  It is not known whether the father of the following three sons was Wouter who is named above.]  m ---.  Three children: 

a)         DANIEL van Kraainem (-after 1179).  “Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ” noted the donation of "mansum de Quedincnort" made to Voorst abbey by "Rabbodonem de Crainhem", with the consent of "tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele…Rainero, Willelmo", by charter dated 1173[677].  "…Daniel de Craienhem, Renerus Ruschebusci, Willelmus frater eorum…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[678].  "…Daniel de Craynhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroch et Willem frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[679].  

b)         RAINER (-after 1179).  “Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ” noted the donation of "mansum de Quedincnort" made to Voorst abbey by "Rabbodonem de Crainhem", with the consent of "tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele…Rainero, Willelmo", by charter dated 1173[680].  "…Daniel de Craienhem, Renerus Ruschebusci, Willelmus frater eorum…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[681].  "…Daniel de Craynhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroch et Willem frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[682]

c)         WILLEM (-after 1179).  “Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ” noted the donation of "mansum de Quedincnort" made to Voorst abbey by "Rabbodonem de Crainhem", with the consent of "tribus filiis fratris sui Daniele…Rainero, Willelmo", by charter dated 1173[683].  "…Daniel de Craienhem, Renerus Ruschebusci, Willelmus frater eorum…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[684].  "…Daniel de Craynhem, Reynerus de Ruysbroch et Willem frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[685]

 

 

1.         ARNOUT van Kraainem (-after 1200).  "…Arnulfus de Crainem…" signed the charter dated 1200 under which Henri I Duke of Brabant donated "mansum…Hova in sylva Asscherholt"[686]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    HEREN van DIEST

 

 

1.         ARNOUT [I] (-after [1136]).  Heer van Diest.  Alexander Bishop of Liège confirmed the foundation of Averboden abbey by "comes Ernulfus de Los assensu…Ernulfi de Arscot, Ernulfi de Dist, Cunonis de Repe…" by undated charter, dated to [1136][687]m IMMENA, daughter of ---.  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, names "Arnoldi domini de Diest in Brabantia et beatæ Immenæ eius uxoris" as parents of the children named below[688].  Arnolt & his wife had five children: 

a)         ARNOUT [II] (-after 1190).  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, names "Arnoldi…Conrardi…Emilii et Gerardi" as the four brothers of "Arnikius" who visited him at Averboden abbey, adding that Arnout was "patris successor et civitatis Diestensis domini"[689]Heer van Diest.  Seigneur de Berlo et de Château-Saint-Etienne at Corswarem.  Nicolas Abbot of Saint-Trond exchanged property with “domini Ar[noldi] de Dist et uxoris sue Clementie ipsorumque filiis” by charter dated to [1180/93][690].  “...Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius suus...” signed the charter dated 1190 which records the settlement of a dispute between Henri I Duke of Brabant and Gerard Comte de Loos “super advocatiam Sancti Trudonis[691]m CLEMENTIA, daughter of --- (-after 1180).  Nicolas Abbot of Saint-Trond exchanged property with “domini Ar[noldi] de Dist et uxoris sue Clementie ipsorumque filiis” by charter dated to [1180/93][692].  Arnout [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          ARNOUT [III] van Diest (-1230).  “...Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius suus...” signed the charter dated 1190 which records the settlement of a dispute between Henri I Duke of Brabant and Gerard Comte de Loos “super advocatiam Sancti Trudonis[693].   

-         see below

ii)         [MARIE van Diest (-after 23 Jun 1180).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed only by the spurious charter dated 23 Jun 1180 under which her alleged husband "Robertus de Ghoer miles, dominus in Bierlos et Castri Stephani in Corswarem" donated revenue from property for the souls of "…uxoris mee Marie…Arnoldi de Diest patris sui et dictorum locorum domini", witnessed by "…Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius suus milites cognati mei…"[694].  Borman suggests that this charter, whose authenticity was first doubted in 1808, was written in [1720] in an attempt to convince the Corswarem family of their alleged descent from the comtes de Looz[695]m ROBERT de Ghoer, son of JEAN de Looz Seigneur de Ghoer & his wife Sophie --- (-after 23 Jun 1180).] 

iii)        GERARD van Diest (-after 1202).  "…Arnoldus et Gerardus fratres de Diest…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which "Henricus…Dux Lotharingiæ et Marchio Romani Imperii" confirmed donations to the canons of Antwerp[696]

-         HEREN van WAENRODE[697]

b)         CONRAD .  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, names "Arnoldi…Conrardi…Emilii et Gerardi" as the four brothers of "Arnikius" who visited him at Averboden abbey, adding that Conrad was "ecclesiæ S. Lamberti præpositi"[698].  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records that "beatus Arnikius…Conrardum", sons of "Arnoldi domini de Diest in Brabantia et beatæ Immenæ eius uxoris", were sent to "Heriberti cognati sui" to be brought up, in the company of "beati Bartholomei de Aà", adding in a later paragraph that they entered Averboden abbey 9 Apr 1161[699]

c)         ARNIK ([1139/40]-17 Mar 1208, bur Averboden abbey).  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records that "beatus Arnikius…Conrardum", sons of "Arnoldi domini de Diest in Brabantia et beatæ Immenæ eius uxoris", were sent to "Heriberti cognati sui" to be brought up, in the company of "beati Bartholomei de Aà", adding in a later paragraph that they entered Averboden abbey 9 Apr 1161[700].  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, records the death 17 Mar 1208 of "Arnikius" aged 68 and his burial at Averboden abbey[701]

d)         EMIL .  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, names "Arnoldi…Conrardi…Emilii et Gerardi" as the four brothers of "Arnikius" who visited him at Averboden abbey[702]

e)         GERAARD .  The Vita Arniky, abbot of Averboden, in the Chronicle written by Nicolas Hogeland Abbot of Middelburg, names "Arnoldi…Conrardi…Emilii et Gerardi" as the four brothers of "Arnikius" who visited him at Averboden abbey[703]

 

 

ARNOUT [III] van Diest, son of ARNOUT [II] van Diest & his wife --- (-1230).  “...Arnoldus de Diest et Arnoldus filius suus...” signed the charter dated 1190 which records the settlement of a dispute between Henri I Duke of Brabant and Gerard Comte de Loos “super advocatiam Sancti Trudonis[704].  "…Arnoldus de Diest…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[705].  "…Arnoldus et Gerardus fratres de Diest…" witnessed the charter dated 1202 under which "Henricus…Dux Lotharingiæ et Marchio Romani Imperii" confirmed donations to the canons of Antwerp[706].  "…Arnoldus de Dyst…" witnessed a charter dated 5 Jul 1217 under which "Heynricus…dux Lotaringensis" renewed an alliance with "Engilberto Coloniensis ecclesie electo"[707]

m ALEIDIS von Hengebach, daughter of EBERHARD [II] von Hengebach & his wife Jutta von Jülich.  A charter dated 1218 confirms a donation to Kloster Hoven by "Everardo viro nobili de Hengebach" of property "in villa Vlurne sita", with the consent of "heredum suorum, filiorum…Wilhelmi comitis Juliacensis, Theoderici, Everardi et filiarum Jutte, Udelhildis, Aleidis"[708].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

Arnout [III] & his wife had children: 

1.         ARNOUT [IV] van Diest (-after Nov 1236).  "Arnoldus…dominus de Diest" confirmed the donation made to the abbey of Vaux Saint-Bernard "quod vivente nobili muliere Oda uxore mea", by whom he was childless, by charter dated Jun 1235[709].  "Wilelmus…comes Juliacensis" donated property at Asp to Kloster Braunweiler, for the souls of "patris nostri Wilhelmi de Hengebach necnon et patris eiusdem avunculi Wilhelmi magni comitis Juliacensis", by charter dated Nov 1236, witnessed by "Walramus frater noster, Arnoldus de Diest, Amilius de Owe, Theodericus frater noster…"[710]m ODA, daughter of --- (-before Jun 1235).  "Arnoldus…dominus de Diest" confirmed the donation made to the abbey of Vaux Saint-Bernard "quod vivente nobili muliere Oda uxore mea", by whom he was childless, by charter dated Jun 1235[711].  Arnout [IV] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ARNOUT [V] van Diest (-after Jan 1254).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   "Arnoldus dominus de Diest" founded "prope Beghinas Sanctæ Catharinæ ad Campum infra limites parochiæ de Webbecum" by charter dated Jan 1254[712]m ---.  Arnout [V] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOUT [VI] van Diest (-1297 or after).  "Arnoldus dominus de Diest et castellanus de Antwerpiensis" confirmed the foundation of "Beghinabus Beatæ Catharinæ de Diest ecclesiam" by "patris nostri" by charter dated 1271[713].  Heer van Diest, Burggraaf van Antwerpen.  m ISABELLE de Mortagne, daughter of ARNAUD de Mortagne Châtelain de Tournai & his wife Yolande de Coucy (-1315).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that “secunda filia...domini Arnulfi de Mortania...Isabellis seu Elisabeth” married “domino Arnulfo de Dieste” by whom she had “plures...filios et duas filias[714].  Arnold [VI] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GERAARD van Diest (-1333).  "Gerardus dominus de Diest et castellanus Antverpiensis…necnon…domina Johanna de Flandria eius coniunx" founded the church of Zeelhem, for the souls of "dominæ Mariæ piæ memoriæ dominæ quondam de Diest", by charter dated 1 Feb 1328[715]m (after 1325) as her first husband, JEANNE de Flandre, daughter of GUILLAUME de Flandre Heer van Dendermonde & his wife Alix de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (-after 1342).  She married secondly (1336) as his third wife, Otto van Cuyck, Heer van Mierlo en Zeelem. 

 

 

1.         HENDRIK van Diest (1345-1385)m (1359) ELSA van Horn, daughter of WILLEM [VI] Heer van Horn & his second wife Elisabeth von Kleve (-[1416]).  A charter dated 10 Oct 1357 records an agreement between "heer Gisbrecht heere van Abcoude, heer Sweer van Abcoude heere van Gaesbeek ende Willem synen broeder, ridders" and "heer Diericx van Hoerne heere van Perwes en heer Jans van Polanen heere van der Lecke ende van Breda" concerning the division of territories, and names "Dierick heere van Hoerne…Arnout synen broeder ende joncvrou Lisbette syne suster"[716].  "Dederic Luef her van Hurne enn van Althena" granted property to "onder suster der Vrouwen van Dieste" by charter dated 1 Nov 1367[717]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9.    HEREN van GRIMBERGEN

 

 

 

1.         WALTER [I] [van Grimbergen] (-[17 Oct] 1120, bur Grimbergen abbey).  "…Walteri de Grimberges…" witnessed the charter dated 1096 under which "Ida Boloniensis comitissa" donated property in "Genapia" to Afflighem abbey[718].  "…Walterus de Grimbergis…" signed the charter dated 1107 under which "Godefridus Dux et Marchio Lotharingiæ, comes Lovanii" confirmed various properties "apud Sellekam" to Afflighem abbey[719].  He founded the church of Grimberghe.  A charter dated 1132 records that "Gualterus quidam nobilis qui in alodio sio sita erat" founded the church at Grimbergen, and that after he died "heredes eius Gerardus…et Arnulphus" (whose father and mother were buried in the church) acting "per legatum suum hominem quemdam Alvaricum" requested "domino Norberto" to install his monks there, and records donations by "prædictus Gualterus, Gerardus filius…Alvericus tertius filius suus"[720].  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[721].  The death of "Wouter voecht van Grimbergen" is recorded in 1120[722].  The necrology of Brogne records the death "XVI Kal Nov" of "Galteri Grimberge advocati"[723]m ---.  The name of Walter´s wife is not known.  Walter & his wife had four children: 

a)         ARNOLD van Grimbergen (-[1134 or 1137]).  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[724].  Arnold and his brothers Gerard and Alveric are named in the charter dated 1129 which records the foundation of the abbey of Parcq[725].  A charter dated 1132 records that "Gualterus quidam nobilis qui in alodio sio sita erat" founded the church at Grimbergen, and that after he died "heredes eius Gerardus…et Arnulphus" (whose father and mother were buried in the church) acting "per legatum suum hominem quemdam Alvaricum" requested "domino Norberto" to install his monks there, and records donations by "prædictus Gualterus, Gerardus filius…Alvericus tertius filius suus"[726].  The death of "Arnoldus advocatus ecclesie Grimbergensis" is recorded in 1134[727].  The death of "Arnout die voecht van Grimbergen" is recorded in 1137[728]m ADELAIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   Croenen suggests that she was possibly a daughter of Arnold Graaf van Aarschot[729]

b)         GERAARD [I] (-after 1129).  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[730].  Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia recorded a donation by “Arnulfus comes Aderschot cum duobus filiis suis Godefrido et Arnulfo” to Afflighem abbey of land in Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffel which was the inheritance of “Joannem filium suum”, placed as a monk at the abbey, by charter dated 1125, witnessed by "Arnulfus de Grembergis, Gerardus frater eius, filii comitis Arnulfi Godefridus et Arnulfus, Worwinus de Heverle et Reinerus filius eius…"[731].  Arnout and his brothers Gerard and Alveric are named in the charter dated 1129 which records the foundation of the abbey of Parcq[732].  A charter dated 1132 records that "Gualterus quidam nobilis qui in alodio sio sita erat" founded the church at Grimbergen, and that after he died "heredes eius Gerardus…et Arnulphus" (whose father and mother were buried in the church) acting "per legatum suum hominem quemdam Alvaricum" requested "domino Norberto" to install his monks there, and records donations by "prædictus Gualterus, Gerardus filius…Alvericus tertius filius suus"[733]m ---.  The identity of Gerard´s wife is not known with certainty.  According to Croenen, she was Oda, daughter of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot, but he does not cite the primary source on which this is based[734].  The chronology for this parentage is not ideal, given the birth date ranges estimated for this family, and suggests that, if Oda was related to the Aarschot family, she was more likely Arnout [III]´s sister.  John Immerseel has pointed out a property connection between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families: the donation by Graaf Arnold to Afflighem in 1125 (see above) consisted of Buggenhout, Malre and Steenhuffle all of which were later held by the Grimbergen family[735].  A relationship between the Aarschot and Grimbergen families is confirmed by the charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 which names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" [identified as Reiner son of Arnout [III] Graaf van Aarschot] and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[736].  If the possible reconstruction shown here is correct, the two individuals named in this document would have been first cousins.  On the other hand, Wauters[737] suggests that Gerard´s wife may have been "Adeloia venerabilis vidua" who is named as one of the donors to Grimbergen abbey in the 1 May 1147 bull of Pope Eugene III ("Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua")[738].  The bull does not specify the location of the donations by the members of the Grimbergen whereas, in the case of "Adeloia", it refers to "allodium in Kerberghe cum…in Vicele, et terram…Bochult…et dimidium molendinum in Grimberghen".  There is no indication of her relationship to the Grimbergen family, if any.  However, it appears likely that she is identified with Adelheid, wife of Henri [II] Comte de Louvain.  Geraard & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GERAARD [II] (-after 1167, bur Ninove).  "Walterus Berthold, Gerardus frater eius, advocati…Grimbergensis ecclesiæ" are named in a charter dated 1149[739].  If the renconstruction shown here is correct, "frater" in this document must be interpreted as "brother-in-law".  Heer van Ninove. 

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ii)         [MARGARETA (-[3 Apr] ----).  Croenen discusses the sources which confirm her parentage and marriage[740].  "Walterus Berthold, Gerardus frater eius, advocati…Grimbergensis ecclesiæ" are named in a charter dated 1149[741].  If the renconstruction shown here is correct, "frater" in this document must be interpreted as "brother-in-law".  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "III Non Apr" of "Margarete de Grimberga"[742].  It is uncertain whether this entry refers to the daughter of Gerard [I].]  m WALTER [II] Berthout, son of [GERARD & his wife ---].] 

iii)        [ARNOLD .  Canon at Liège Saint-Lambert.  A charter of Liège Saint-Lambert dated 1175 names "confrater noster Reinnerus bone memorie archidiaconus" and "cognato suo et ab infantia secum educato Arnulpho de Grinberges concanico nostro"[743].] 

c)         ALVERIC (-after 1129).  Arnout and his brothers Gerard and Alveric are named in the charter dated 1129 which records the foundation of the abbey of Parcq[744].  A charter dated 1132 records that "Gualterus quidam nobilis qui in alodio sio sita erat" founded the church at Grimbergen, and that after he died "heredes eius Gerardus…et Arnulphus" (whose father and mother were buried in the church) acting "per legatum suum hominem quemdam Alvaricum" requested "domino Norberto" to install his monks there, and records donations by "prædictus Gualterus, Gerardus filius…Alvericus tertius filius suus"[745].  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[746]m ---.  The name of Alveric´s wife is not known.  Alveric & his wife had one child: 

i)          REIMER .  Pope Eugene III records donations by "Vualterius qui dicebatur magnus…Gerardus filius suus…Alvericus et filius suus Reimerus…Adeloia venerabilis vidua" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[747]

d)         LUTGARDE .  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium records that "Balduinus…Gernobodatus" married "de Grembergio oriunda Luthgarda"[748]m BOUDEWIJN Heer van Aalst, son of BOUDEWIJN van Gent & his wife Reinewif --- (-24/25 Oct 1127). 

 

 

GERAARD [II], son of GERAARD [I] van Grimbergen & his wife --- (-after 1167, bur Ninove).  "Walterus Berthold, Gerardus frater eius, advocati…Grimbergensis ecclesiæ" are named in a charter dated 1149[749].  If the renconstruction shown here is correct, "frater" in this document must be interpreted as "brother-in-law".  Heer van Ninove.  "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" confirmed an earlier donation to Afflighem of "sylve…Buckenholt" by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne" by charter dated to [1143/78][750].  The Vetus chronicon Ninivense records that "Gérard, Mathilde sa femme, et leurs fils Gérard et Arnoul" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Ninove by charter dated 1167[751]

m MATHILDE van Ninove, daughter of GERAARD Heer van Ninove & his wife Gisela van Peteghem (-after 1167, bur Ninove).  The Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Wome" as the two daughters of "Gerardus cognomento Constabularius, filius Amelrici Flandrensis constabularii" and his wife[752].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon names "Machtildem de Ninive et Ermengardem de Woma abbatissa de Ghileghem" as the two daughters of "oppidi Ninivensis advocatus Gerardus…cognomento Constabularius, Amelrici Flandrensis constabularius filius" and his wife[753].  The De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis names "Gerardum…de Grimberges et uxorem eius Mathildem"[754].  The Vetus chronicon Ninivense records that "Gérard, Mathilde sa femme, et leurs fils Gérard et Arnoul" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Ninove by charter dated 1167[755]

Geraard & his wife had two children: 

1.         GERAARD [III] (-[2 Jan] 1200).  "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" confirmed an earlier donation to Afflighem of "sylve…Buckenholt" by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne" by charter dated to [1143/78][756].  The Vetus chronicon Ninivense records that "Gérard, Mathilde sa femme, et leurs fils Gérard et Arnoul" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Ninove by charter dated 1167[757].  "…Gerardus de Grembergis…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[758].  "…Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grimberge…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[759].  Heer van Ninove.  The death of "heer Geeraerdt voeght van Grimbergen" is recorded in 1200[760].  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Gerardi, Grimberge advocati"[761].  It is not known whether this refers to Gerard [I], [II] or [III].]  m ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-1211).  "Adelisa Grimbergensis ecclesiæ advocatus" confirmed donations after the death of "Gerardi mariti mei Grimbergensis principis" by charter dated 1201, witnessed by "Gerardus et Willelmus filii mei, Rogerius frater meus"[762].  Geraard & his wife had two children: 

a)         WALTER (-Rumpst 12 Nov 1225, bur Ninove).  He adopted the name GERAARD [IV].  "Adelisa Grimbergensis ecclesiæ advocatus" confirmed donations after the death of "Gerardi mariti mei Grimbergensis principis" by charter dated 1201, witnessed by "Gerardus et Willelmus filii mei, Rogerius frater meus"[763].  A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "Arnoldum de Audenaerde, Willelmum de Grimberg fratrum nostrum, Arnoldum de Wesemule…Arnoldum nepotem nostrum…pater ipsius Arnoldi qui fuit patruus noster"[764].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the death "II Id Nov" in 1225 of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" and his burial "in ecclesia Ninivensi"[765]m (1214) AGNES van Beveren, daughter of THOMAS van Beveren & his wife --- (-after Feb 1229, bur Ninove).  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records the marriage of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" and "Agnetem filiam Thome de Beverne" in 1214[766].  The Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon records that "Agnes uxor" was later buried with her husband "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis et de Ninive" "in ecclesia Ninivensi"[767].  "Agnes domina de Grimbergis…et Alicia major natu filia mea" returned property "de Robrouc" to Ninove, in accordance with the last wishes of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis quondam maritus meus", by charter dated Feb 1229[768].  Geraard [IV] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ALIX van Grimbergen (-after Jun 1247).  "Agnes domina de Grimbergis…et Alicia major natu filia mea" returned property "de Robrouc" to Ninove, in accordance with the last wishes of "Gerardus dominus de Grimbergis quondam maritus meus", by charter dated Feb 1229[769].  Heiress of Grimberghe and Ninove.  "Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[770]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni", by charter dated 1236[771].  Heiress of Grimberghe and Ninove.  A charter dated 1253 records that "Godefridus de Lovanio Henrici ducis Lotharingia et Brabantia patruus" confirmed an agreement between the convent of Villers and "consanguineorum suorum Godefridi domini de Perwes et Willelmi primogeniti ipsius et Alidis uxoris dicti domini de Perwes felicis recordationis"[772]m (before 1236) as his first wife, GODEFROI de Perwez, son of GUILLAUME de Louvain Heer van Perwez & his wife Marie d´Orbais (-1257 after 3 Jul).  Heer van Perwez 1247. 

ii)         AGNES van Grimbergen .  Heiress of Dongelberg.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   However, it is implied from the charter dated 1236 under which her husband "Godefridus dominus de Pereweis et Ingelramnus frater eius” sold property "in parochia de Mense in loco Voerst", which they acquired from "uxorem nostrarum", to the church of Grimbergen, with the consent of "Aalicia uxore filii [word inserted incorrectly[773]] mei Godefridi et Agnete uxore fratris mei Ingelramni"[774]m (before 1236) ENGUERRAND van Perwez Seigneur d´Orbais, son of GUILLAUME de Louvain Heer van Perwez & his wife Marie d´Orbais (-1248, bur Val-Dieu). 

b)         WILLEM (-after 1248).  "Adelisa Grimbergensis ecclesiæ advocatus" confirmed donations after the death of "Gerardi mariti mei Grimbergensis principis" by charter dated 1201, witnessed by "Gerardus et Willelmus filii mei, Rogerius frater meus"[775].  A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "Arnoldum de Audenaerde, Willelmum de Grimberg fratrum nostrum, Arnoldum de Wesemule…Arnoldum nepotem nostrum…pater ipsius Arnoldi qui fuit patruus noster"[776]m ELISABETH, daughter of --- van Assche & his wife --- (-after 1248).  “Elisabeth domina de Asca” donated property to "conventui de Camera", with the consent of "Willelmi de Grimbergis mariti nostri et filiorum nostrorum Willelmi et Henrici militum", by charter dated 1248[777]

-        HEREN van ASSCHE[778].  "Lodewicus de Berlar dictus Bertout" confirmed the donations to the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp made by "piæ memoriæ vir nobilis Ægidius Bertout ipsius germanus" by charter dated 1245 witnessed by "Walterus Bertout dominus ipsius Lodewici, Henricus Bertout, Godefridus frater noster, Willelmus de Grimberges…"[779].  “Elisabeth domina de Asca” donated property to "conventui de Camera", with the consent of "Willelmi de Grimbergis mariti nostri et filiorum nostrorum Willelmi et Henrici militum", by charter dated 1248[780].  "Joanna domina de Spineto" donated property to "monasterio de Parcho Dominarum" near Louvain, with the consent of "domini Henrici de Asca mariti sui", by charter dated 1261[781].  "Sibilla relicta bonæ memoriæ quondam viri nobilis domini Henrici de Grimbergis domini de Morska et Henricus eorum primogenitus" confirmed that "piæ memoriæ dominus Walterus quondam dominus de Morska avus eiusdem domini Henrici" had entered "trium filiarum suarum" in the monastery, by charter dated 1309[782]

2.         ARNOLD (-1211).  The Vetus chronicon Ninivense records that "Gérard, Mathilde sa femme, et leurs fils Gérard et Arnoul" confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Ninove by charter dated 1167[783].  "…Gerardus et Arnoldus frater eius de Grimberge…" witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which "Henricus…dux Lotharingiæ" granted freedoms to "burgensibus…de Filfordia"[784]m as her first husband, SOPHIE von Altena, daughter of --- Herr von Altena & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Her two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1230 under which “Leonius Bruxellensis castellanus et Sophia uxor mea” confirmed that "Arnoldus de Grimbergis filius predictæ Sophiæ uxoris meæ et Arnoldi Grimbergæ domini" donated property to Dendermonde[785].  She married secondly Leon [I] Châtelain of Brussels.  Arnout & his wife had two children: 

a)         ARNOLD (-after Mar 1230).  A charter dated May 1223 records an agreement between "Gerardus dominus de Grimberg" and "dominum nostrum ducem Lotharingiæ" which names "Arnoldum de Audenaerde, Willelmum de Grimberg fratrum nostrum, Arnoldum de Wesemule…Arnoldum nepotem nostrum…pater ipsius Arnoldi qui fuit patruus noster"[786].  “Leonius Bruxellensis castellanus et Sophia uxor mea” confirmed that "Arnoldus de Grimbergis filius predictæ Sophiæ uxoris meæ et Arnoldi Grimbergæ domini" donated property to Dendermonde by charter dated Mar 1230[787]m ADELICIA, daughter of ---.  Arnout & his wife had one child: 

i)          ARNOLD (-young). 

b)         ODA van Grimbergen .  “Oda” donated property to Dendermonde, with the consent of "matris meæ Sophiæ et domini Leonii mariti eius et…Walteri domini de A mariti mei", and also confirmed the donation made by "germanus meus Arnoldus de Grimbergis", by charter dated May 1235[788].  “Sigerus miles…de Gandavo et uxor ipsius Oda de Grimbergis” consented to the sale of property by "homini suo Gosuino Refo agnomine de Buggenhout" by charter dated May 1237[789]m firstly WALTER Heer van de Aa en van Pollaer, son of --- (-[May 1235/1236]).  m secondly ([1236/May 1237]) SIGER [IV] Burchgraeve van Gent, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10.  HEREN van MECHELEN (BERTHOUT)

 

 

 

A.      BERTHOUT

 

 

1.         WALTER [I] Berthout .  Pope Eugene III records that "Gualterius Bertholdus cum hæredibus suis Gerardo et Vualtero de Emme" donated "terram in Steilo" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[790]m ---.  The name of Walter´s wife is not known.  Walter [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERARD [Berthout] (-1131).  Pope Eugene III records that "Gualterius Bertholdus cum hæredibus suis Gerardo et Vualtero de Emme" donated "terram in Steilo" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[791].  The death of "Geeraert Wouter Berthouts vader" is recorded in 1131[792]m ---.  The name of Gerard´s wife is not known.  Gerard & his wife had one child: 

i)          WALTER [II] Berthout (-1180).  His parentage is confirmed by the record of the death of "Geeraert Wouter Berthouts vader" in 1131[793]

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b)         WALTER de Emme .  Pope Eugene III records that "Gualterius Bertholdus cum hæredibus suis Gerardo et Vualtero de Emme" donated "terram in Steilo" to Grimbergen abbey by bull dated 1 May 1147 which confirms the abbey´s privileges[794]

 

 

WALTER [II] Berthout, son of GERARD Berthout & his wife --- (-1180).  His parentage is confirmed by the record of the death of "Geeraert Wouter Berthouts vader" in 1131[795].  "Walterus Berthold, Gerardus frater eius, advocati…Grimbergensis ecclesiæ" are named in a charter dated 1149[796].  If the renconstruction shown here is correct, "frater" in this document must be interpreted as "brother-in-law".  Croenen discusses why these (and other sources) should not be interpreted as indicating that "Geeraert" and "Gerardus frater eius" was the same person as Gerard [I] van Grimbergen who, he says, was the father-in-law of Walter [II] Berthout[797].  Sigebert records the twenty years war between "ducem Lovanii Godefridum iuniorem" and "Walterum cognomento Bertold" which ended in 1159 with the capture of Grimberghe[798].  "Walterus Berthold, Gerardus frater eius, advocati…Grimbergensis ecclesiæ" are named in a charter dated 1149[799].  "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" confirmed an earlier donation to Afflighem of "sylve…Buckenholt" by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne" by charter dated to [1143/78][800].  "Walterus Berthout dominus Grimbergensis" on his deathbed and "filius meus Walterus" donated property to Antwerp St Michael by charter dated 1180[801].  "…Walterus Bertout…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[802].  Heer van Mechelen. 

m [MARGARETA van Grimbergen, daughter of GERARD [I] [van Grimbergen] & his wife Adelais ---  (-[3 Apr] ----).  Croenen discusses the sources which confirm her parentage and marriage[803].]  [The necrology of Brogne records the death "III Non Apr" of "Margarete de Grimberga"[804].  It is uncertain whether this entry refers to the daughter of Gerard [I].] 

Walter [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         WALTER [III] Berthout (-1201).  "Godefridus dux et marchio Lotharingie, Waltero Bertaldo et filio eius Waltero, Gerardo et filio eius Gerardo" confirmed an earlier donation to Afflighem of "sylve…Buckenholt" by "comitis Arnulfi de Aderscoth…cum filio suo Iohanne" by charter dated to [1143/78][805].  "Walterus Berthout dominus Grimbergensis" on his deathbed and "filius meus Walterus" donated property to Antwerp St Michael by charter dated 1180[806].  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[807]m BONNE de Looz, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Looz & his wife ---.  "Gerardus…comes de Los" donated property to Ardenne Saint-Hubert, with the consent of "uxoris nostre et heredum nostrorum", by charter dated 1194 witnessed by "Aleidis uxor nostra comitissa de Los, Ludovicus filius noster, Guda soror nostra de Grymberghe, Ysmena soror nostra quandoque Lotharingiæ ducissa…"[808].  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[809].  Walter [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         WALTER [IV] (-[Damietta 1219, bur Mechelen St Rumbold]).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre names "Gautiers Bietaus…de Braybant…[et] freres germains…Gillon Bertaut le chambrelenc de Gremines"[810].  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[811]

-        HEREN van MECHELEN

b)         EGIDIUS Berthout (-after 5 Jul 1217).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre names "Gautiers Bietaus…de Braybant…[et] freres germains…Gillon Bertaut le chambrelenc de Gremines"[812].  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[813].  "…Walter Berthout, Egidius frater suus…" witnessed a charter dated 5 Jul 1217 under which "Heynricus…dux Lotaringensis" renewed an alliance with "Engilberto Coloniensis ecclesie electo"[814]

 

 

 

B.      HEREN van MECHELEN

 

 

WALTER [IV] Berthout, son of WALTER [III] Berthout & his wife Bonne de Looz (-[Damietta 1219, bur Mechelen St Rumbold]).  The 13th century Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre names "Gautiers Bietaus…de Braybant…[et] freres germains…Gillon Bertaut le chambrelenc de Gremines"[815].  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[816].  [Heer van Mechelen]: a charter dated 1213 records an agreement between Hugues Bishop of Liège and "domnum Walterum Bertolt" under which the latter acquired the property of the former "in villa de Marlines" to be held as a fief from the bishop[817].  "…Walter Berthout, Egidius frater suus…" witnessed a charter dated 5 Jul 1217 under which "Heynricus…dux Lotaringensis" renewed an alliance with "Engilberto Coloniensis ecclesie electo"[818].  Butkens states that Walter [IV] died in "1219 au siège de Damiette…[et] gist à S. Rumold a Malines", but cites no primary source on which this information is based[819]

m SOPHIE, daughter of --- (-[1209, bur Acre]).  "Walterus Bertholdus…cum coniuge mea Guda filiisque Waltero et Sophia uxore sua et Egidio" confirmed a donation to Everbode by charter dated 1200[820].  Butkens states that Sophie, wife of Walter [IV], died in "1209 en Syrie et fut enterré a Accaron", but cites no primary source on which this information is based[821].  He adds that she was "Sophie de Los", but he appears to be confusing her with her mother-in-law whose Looz origin is confirmed in the charter dated 1194 which is quoted above. 

Walter [IV] & his wife had three children: 

1.         WALTER [V] (-10 Apr 1243).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Heer van Mechelen

-        see below

2.         HENDRIK [I] Berthout (-after Jan 1235).  Heer van Duffel.  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[822]

-        HEREN van DUFFEL

3.         EGIDIUS Berthout (-after Jan 1235).  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[823].  Heer van Berlaer. 

-        HEREN van BERLAER

 

 

WALTER [V] Berthout, son of WALTER [IV] Berthout & his wife Sophie --- (-10 Apr 1243).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Heer van Mechelen.  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[824].  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "Ægidius Bertholdus pater noster, Waltherus Bertholdus, Henricus Bertholdus consanguinei nostri…mater nostra Catharina, uxor nostra Heluigis"[825].  A charter dated 1238 records a peace agreement between "ducem Brabantie" and "nobilem virum Dominum Walterum Berthout", confirmed by the marriage of "dux consanguineam suam Mariam primogenitam sororis suæ comitissa de Alvernia" and "Waltero Berthout primogenito Walteri Berthout predicti"[826]

m ADELUYE d´Enghien, daughter of ENGELBERT [IV] Seigneur d´Enghien & his wife Adelaide d´Avesnes (-after 1225).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "sororum…Sigeri de Einghen una…Adeluya" married "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi"[827].  "Walterus dictus Bertholt dominus de Maglinia et Maria uxor eius" founded the monastery of Vallis by charter dated 1265, which refers to a donation made by "Waltero dicto Bertholt domino de Maglinia et eius uxori dominæ Adeloiæ" dated 1233[828]

Walter [V] & his wife had [six or more] children: 

1.         WALTER [VI] Berthout (-after Nov 1286).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "alium Walterum Bertolt et fratrem Henricum et alios ac sorores eorum" as the children of "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi" and his wife[829].  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[830]Heer van Mechelen.  "Lodewicus de Berlar dictus Bertout" confirmed the donations to the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp made by "piæ memoriæ vir nobilis Ægidius Bertout ipsius germanus" by charter dated 1245 witnessed by "Walterus Bertout dominus ipsius Lodewici, Henricus Bertout, Godefridus frater noster, Willelmus de Grimberges…"[831].  "Walterus dictus Bertholt dominus de Maglinia et Maria uxor eius" founded the monastery of Vallis by charter dated 1265, which refers to a donation made by "Waltero dicto Bertholt domino de Maglinia et eius uxori dominæ Adeloiæ" dated 1233[832].  A charter dated Nov 1286 records an agreement of the church of Mechelen signed by "domini Waltheri Berthaut domini Machliniensis, domini W. Berthaut eius primogeniti, et domicellæ Sophiæ dicti domini filiæ"[833]m (contract 1238) MARIE d´Auvergne, daughter of GUILLAUME [X] Comte d´Auvergne & his wife Aleidis de Brabant (-19 May 1280).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "alium Walterum Bertolt", son of "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi", married "Maria filia comitis Alverniæ Wilelmi", adding that they had "filios…et filias"[834].  A charter dated 1238 records a peace agreement between "ducem Brabantie" and "nobilem virum Dominum Walterum Berthout", confirmed by the marriage of "dux consanguineam suam Mariam primogenitam sororis suæ comitissa de Alvernia" and "Waltero Berthout primogenito Walteri Berthout predicti"[835].  "Walterus dictus Bertholt dominus de Maglinia et Maria uxor eius" founded the monastery of Vallis by charter dated 1265[836].  An inscription in the church at Mechelen ("antiqua ecclesia majoris Begginagii Mechliniensis") records the deaths of its founders, 19 May 1280 of "Maria vidua D. Waltheri de Berthaut domini Machliniensis" and 25 Feb 1299 of "Sophia de Breda eius filia vidua D. Henrici domini de Breda et de Bergis"[837].  Walter [VI] & his wife had five children: 

a)         WALTER [VII] Berthout (-killed in battle Worringen 5 Jun 1288).  A charter dated Nov 1286 records an agreement of the church of Mechelen signed by "domini Waltheri Berthaut domini Machliniensis, domini W. Berthaut eius primogeniti, et domicellæ Sophiæ dicti domini filiæ"[838]Heer van Mechelenm (contract Mar 1271) ALIX de Guines, daughter of ARNOUL [III] Comte de Guines & his wife Alix de Coucy  (-after 1311).  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) records that the third of the three daughters of "li cuens Arnoul de Guignes" married "au sieur de Malignes en Brebant" and had two sons[839].  The marriage contract of "Arnoul comte de Guines…Alips sa fille" and "monsieur Wautier Bertault…aisné fils de Wautier Bertault chevalier sieur de Malines" is dated Mar 1271[840].  Walter [VII] & his wife had three children: 

i)          WALTER [VIII] Berthout (-after May 1281).  "Walterus Berthout primogenitus viri nobilis domini Walteri Berthout, domini Machliniensis et…Joannes Berthout dominus de Gramines" donated property to Pitsenburg by charter dated May 1281[841]

ii)         JAN (-Mechelen 25 Aug 1304, bur Mechelen St Rumbold).  "Walterus Berthout primogenitus viri nobilis domini Walteri Berthout, domini Machliniensis et…Joannes Berthout dominus de Gramines" donated property to Pitsenburg by charter dated May 1281[842]Heer van Mechelenm (Papal dispensation 18 Feb 1290) as her first husband, BLANCHE de Brabant, daughter of GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aarschot, Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Marie de Vierzon (-[1327/31]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 2 Jul 1303 under which Marie Queen of France confirmed the division of property between "Marie contesse de Julliers, Ysabiau fame Girart de Julliers, Aeliz fame Jehan de Harcourt et Blanche fame Bertaut de Maalinnes, filles et hoirs nostre…freire monseign. Godefroy de Braban jadis sires d´Arscot" and heirs of "nostre…neveu Jehan de Braban jadis seign. de Vierson", confirming that Blanche would receive "Neurode…Louvain et Ecre…le castel…de Monnoto…et…de la Ferte"[843].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, which includes the date of the papal dispensation for the marriage in 1290, the wife of Jan Berthout was Godefroi´s daughter Alix[844].  According to Liekens, she was Alix´s sister Marie[845].  The charter dated 2 Jul 1303 show that both these versions are incorrect.  She married secondly (before 1307) Jean de Thouars, who succeeded his father as Vicomte de Thouars in 1317.  Her second marriage is indicated by the charter dated 31 Jan 1331 under which Philippe VI King of France confirmed the inheritance by "Isabel contesse de Juliers, suer aisnee et hoir seule…de Marie iadis sa suer dame de Virzon, de Luri" of "la baronie et chastelerie de Virzon, de Luri", instead of "Aelis dame de Harecourt et Loys de Touart"[846].  

iii)        EGIDIUS (-21 Oct 1310).  Heer van Mechelen

b)         FLORIS Berthout (-1331)Heer van Mechelenm MECHTELD von der Mark, daughter of ENGELBERT [I] Graf von der Mark & his first wife Kunigunde von Bliescastel.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Floris & his wife had one child: 

i)          SOPHIA Berthout (-6 May 1329).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" married "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen"[847].  Pope Clement V issued a dispensation for the marriage of "Reynoldo nato Reynaldi comitis de Gelria" and "Sophia nata…Florentii dicti Berchaut domini de Maclinia" despite 4o consanguinity dated 13 May 1311[848].  Vrouwe van Mechelen.  The testament of "Sophie van Gelren ende van Mechlen" is dated 29 Sep [132-] and names "Reynauts des greven soen van Gelren"[849].  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop records that "Sophia van Mechghelen, gravinne van Gelre" died in 1336 and was buried "toe Groenendall int closter"[850]m (Papal dispensation 13 May 1311) as his first wife, REINALD II Graaf van Gelre, son of REINALD I Graaf van Gelre & his second wife Marguerite de Flandre ([1295]-Arnhem 12 Oct 1343, bur Arnhem). 

c)         WILLEM (-killed in battle 4 Jul 1301)Bishop of Utrecht 1296.  "Willelmus…episcopus Trajectensis" confirmed a donation to Pitsenburg by "quondam Sophia domicella de Breda, soror mea bonæ memoriæ" under her testament by charter dated 1299[851]

d)         MATHILDE (-28 Sep 1306, bur Angers Cordeliers).  "Maurice seigneur de Craon et de Sablé sénéchal d´Anjou, du Maine et de Touraine" assigned "en douaire…à sa femme Mahaut du château de Sablé" by charter dated 18 Jun 1277[852]m firstly (Jan 1276) MAURICE [V] Sire de Craon, son of MAURICE [IV] Sire de Craon & his wife Isabelle de Lusignan (-11 Feb 1293, bur Angers Cordeliers).  m secondly (contract 22 Jun 1305) as his second wife, JEAN de Beaumont Vicomte de Beaumont, son of LOUIS de Brienne "d´Acre" Vicomte de Beaumont-en-Maine & his wife Agnes de Beaumont (-1306, bur Etival). 

e)         SOPHIE (-25 Feb 1299).  A charter dated Nov 1286 records an agreement of the church of Mechelen signed by "domini Waltheri Berthaut domini Machliniensis, domini W. Berthaut eius primogeniti, et domicellæ Sophiæ dicti domini filiæ"[853].  "Willelmus…episcopus Trajectensis" confirmed a donation to Pitsenburg by "quondam Sophia domicella de Breda, soror mea bonæ memoriæ" under her testament by charter dated 1299[854].  An inscription in the church at Mechelen ("antiqua ecclesia majoris Begginagii Mechliniensis") records the deaths of its founders, 19 May 1280 of "Maria vidua D. Waltheri de Berthaut domini Machliniensis" and 25 Feb 1299 of "Sophia de Breda eius filia vidua D. Henrici domini de Breda et de Bergis"[855]m (1266) HENDRIK [V] Heer van Breda, son of HENDRIK [IV] Heer van Breda & his wife --- (-1268). 

2.         HENDRIK (-1283).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "alium Walterum Bertolt et fratrem Henricum et alios ac sorores eorum" as the children of "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi" and his wife[856].  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[857].  "Lodewicus de Berlar dictus Bertout" confirmed the donations to the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp made by "piæ memoriæ vir nobilis Ægidius Bertout ipsius germanus" by charter dated 1245 witnessed by "Walterus Bertout dominus ipsius Lodewici, Henricus Bertout, Godefridus frater noster, Willelmus de Grimberges…"[858].  Châtelain de Mons. 

3.         EGIDIUS (-1288 or after).  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[859]

4.         ARNOLD (-after 1226).  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[860]

5.         daughters .  Their existence is confirmed by the late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis which names "alium Walterum Bertolt et fratrem Henricum et alios ac sorores eorum" as the children of "domino Waltero Bertolt advocato Macliniensi" and his wife[861].  The number of daughters is not known. 

 

 

 

C.      HEREN van DUFFEL

 

 

HENDRIK [I] Berthout, son of WALTER [IV] Berthout & his wife Sophie --- (-after Jan 1235).  Heer van Duffel.  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[862].  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "Ægidius Bertholdus pater noster, Waltherus Bertholdus, Henricus Bertholdus consanguinei nostri…mater nostra Catharina, uxor nostra Heluigis"[863]

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

Hendrik [I] & his wife had one child: 

1.         HENDRIK [II] Berthout (-after 2 Sep 1270).  "Henricus dictus de Berthaut dominus de Duffel" donated rights to the church of Mechelen St Katharina to the bishop of Cambrai by charter dated 1264[864]

-        HEREN van DUFFEL[865]

 

 

 

D.      HEREN van BERLAER

 

 

EGIDIUS Berthout, son of WALTER [IV] Berthout & his wife Sophie --- (-after Jan 1235).  "Walterus Bertholdus nobilis de Brabantia et dominus de Machlinia, domino Ægidio fratri suo…et filiis suis W. et H." donated property to the Teutonic Knights by charter dated 1226, signed by "…Egidius et Arnoldus filii nostri, Henricus de Duffle frater noster…"[866].  Heer van Berlaer.  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "Ægidius Bertholdus pater noster, Waltherus Bertholdus, Henricus Bertholdus consanguinei nostri…mater nostra Catharina, uxor nostra Heluigis"[867]

m CATHARINA, daughter of --- (-after Jan 1235).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "Ægidius Bertholdus pater noster, Waltherus Bertholdus, Henricus Bertholdus consanguinei nostri…mater nostra Catharina, uxor nostra Heluigis"[868]

Egidius [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         EGIDIUS [II] Berthout (-before 1245).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "Ægidius Bertholdus pater noster, Waltherus Bertholdus, Henricus Bertholdus consanguinei nostri…mater nostra Catharina, uxor nostra Heluigis"[869].  Heer van Berlaer.  m as her first husband, HELVIDE de Barbançon, daughter of GILLES Seigneur de Barbançon & his wife --- (-after 1282).  "Ægidius Bertholdus" founded the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp, with the consent of "Walteri Bertholdi domini et consanguinei nostri", by charter dated end-Jan 1235 witnessed by "…uxor nostra Heluigis"[870].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[871], but the primary source on which this affiliation is based has not been identified.  She married secondly (before Jun 1238) Jacques de Grandpré Seigneur de Hans.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "comiti de Grandi-prato…primogenitus filiorum Jacobus" (by his second wife) married "filia domini Nicolai de Barbenchon" by whom he fathered two sons "Henricum et Jacobum"[872].  From a chronological point of view it is unlikely that this source is accurate: it is more likely that Jacques´s wife was the daughter of Gilles de Barbançon.  The primary source which confirms that Jacques´s wife was the widow of Egidius Berthout has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly (before May 1256) Gérard [III] d´Ecry.  The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified. 

2.         LODEWIJK Berthout (-before 1271).  "Lodewicus de Berlar dictus Bertout" confirmed the donations to the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp made by "piæ memoriæ vir nobilis Ægidius Bertout ipsius germanus" by charter dated 1245 witnessed by "Walterus Bertout dominus ipsius Lodewici, Henricus Bertout, Godefridus frater noster, Willelmus de Grimberges…"[873]

-        van BERLAER[874]

3.         GODEFRID (-after 1245).  "Lodewicus de Berlar dictus Bertout" confirmed the donations to the abbey of St Bernard near Antwerp made by "piæ memoriæ vir nobilis Ægidius Bertout ipsius germanus" by charter dated 1245 witnessed by "Walterus Bertout dominus ipsius Lodewici, Henricus Bertout, Godefridus frater noster, Willelmus de Grimberges…"[875]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 11.  OTHER NOBILITY in BRABANT

 

 

1.         WILLEM van Dongelberghe (-after 1160).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[876].  "…Willelmus de Donglebert et Gerardus frater eius…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[877]

2.         HENDRIK van Dongelberghe (-after 1142).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[878]

3.         GERAARD van Dongelberghe (-after 1160).  "…Willelmus de Donglebert et Gerardus frater eius…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[879]

 

 

1.         GERARD de Marbais (-after 1160).  "…Gerardus de Marbais, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[880]

2.         BAUDOUIN de Marbais (-after 1160).  "…Gerardus de Marbais, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[881]

3.         PAYEN de Marbais (-after 1160).  "…Gerardus de Marbais, Balduinus frater eius, et Paganus de Marbais…" witnessed a charter dated 1160 under which "Godefridus…dux Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Villers[882]

 

 

1.         WALTER van de Aa (-after 1179).  "…Walterus de Aa…" witnessed a charter dated 1175 under which "G dux et marchio Lotharingiæ" confirmed donations to the abbey of Afflighem[883].  "…Walterus de A…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[884]

 

 

 

1.         WILLEM van Bierbeke (-after 1142).  "Heinrici de Lupum, Arnoldi de Aske, Willelmi de Dungelberge et Henrici fratris sui, Willelmi de Birbeche, Walteri de Craehehem" witnessed the charter dated 1142 under which "Godefridus…Dux Lotharingiæ et comes Brabantiæ" donated property to the Knights Templars[885]

 

2.         WILLEM van Bierbeke (-after 1179).  "…Willelmus de Bierbeca…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[886]

 

 

1.         OTTO de Trazegnies (-after 1179).  "…Otto de Trasennies…" witnessed the marriage contract dated 1179 between "Comitem Flandriæ Philippum…Mathildis neptis comitis" and "ducem Lovaniæ Godefridum…Henrici filii ducis"[887]

 

2.         GILLES de Trazegnies (-after Apr 1201).  "…Egidii de Trazegnies Fland. constabularii…" signed the charter dated Apr 1201 under which Baudouin IX Count of Flanders donated property to several monasteries before leaving for Jerusalem[888]

 

 

1.         WERNER (-after 14 Aug 1323).  Seigneur de Merode.  "Gerardus filius domini Werneri, domini de Morode…cum domicella Willelma uxore nostra" acknowledging that he held "castrum nostrum de Ringelberge" from Jean III Duke of Brabant by charter dated 14 Aug 1323, which names "Wernerus dominus de Merode pater Gerardi…" among the guarantors[889]m ---.  Werner & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERARD .  "Gerardus filius domini Werneri, domini de Morode…cum domicella Willelma uxore nostra" acknowledging that he held "castrum nostrum de Ringelberge" from Jean III Duke of Brabant by charter dated 14 Aug 1323, which names "Wernerus dominus de Merode pater Gerardi…Wernerus iunior de Merode milites…" among the guarantors[890]m WILLELME, daughter of ---.  "Gerardus filius domini Werneri, domini de Morode…cum domicella Willelma uxore nostra" acknowledging that he held "castrum nostrum de Ringelberge" from Jean III Duke of Brabant by charter dated 14 Aug 1323[891]

b)         WERNER .  "Gerardus filius domini Werneri, domini de Morode…cum domicella Willelma uxore nostra" acknowledging that he held "castrum nostrum de Ringelberge" from Jean III Duke of Brabant by charter dated 14 Aug 1323, which names "Wernerus dominus de Merode pater Gerardi…Wernerus iunior de Merode milites…" among the guarantors[892]

 

 

 



[1] Vanderkindere, A. (1902) La formation territoriale des principautés belges au moyen-âge (Brussels), Vol. II, p. 102. 

[2] MGH LL Capitularia regum Francorum II, p. 195. 

[3] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 106, quoting Joh. A. Leidis (ed. Sweertius, p. 126). 

[4] MGH LL Capitularia regum Francorum II, p. 195. 

[5] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, pp. 130-1. 

[6] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 113, and Butkens, C. (1724) Trophées tant sacrés que profanes du duché de Brabant (The Hague), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 22. 

[7] Oude Kronik van Brabant, Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series (Utrecht 1855), deerde deel, Part 1, p. 65. 

[8] Ex Raineri Miraculis S. Gisleni 9, MGH SS XV.2, p. 582. 

[9] Ex Raineri Miraculis S. Gisleni 1, MGH SS XV.2, p. 580. 

[10] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 19, MGH SS VIII, p. 533. 

[11] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 105. 

[12] Vita Wicberti 1, MGH SS VIII, p. 508. 

[13] Vita Wicberti 13, MGH SS VIII, p. 513. 

[14] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 24, MGH SS VIII, p. 535. 

[15] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 38, MGH SS VIII, p. 539. 

[16] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 38, MGH SS VIII, p. 539. 

[17] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 38, MGH SS VIII, p. 539. 

[18] D O I 82, p. 161. 

[19] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 24, MGH SS VIII, p. 535. 

[20] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 24, MGH SS VIII, p. 535. 

[21] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 24, MGH SS VIII, p. 535. 

[22] D O I 318, p. 432.   

[23] D O I 318, p. 432.   

[24] D O II 179, p. 204. 

[25] D O I 318, p. 432.   

[26] Iacobi de Guisia Annales Hanoniæ XIV.XL, MGH SS XXX Part 1, p. 184. 

[27] Gesta Episcorum Cameracensium I.95, MGH SS VII, p. 439. 

[28] Annales Leodienses, Floressienses et Marchianenses 973, quoted in MGH SS VII, p. 439 footnote 47. 

[29] Thietmari Chronicon VII, 32, MGH SS III, p. 851. 

[30] Sigeberti Chronica 973, MGH SS VI, p. 352. 

[31] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 113, and Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 22. 

[32] Annales Colonienses 1007, MGH SS I, p. 99. 

[33] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III.12, MGH SS 7, p. 469. 

[34] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 32, MGH SS VIII, p. 537.  The date "15 Sep 1015" is added in the margin by the editor. 

[35] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, pp. 300-1. 

[36] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1015, MGH SS X, p. 382. 

[37] Iacobi de Guisia Annales Hanoniæ XIV.XL, MGH SS XXX Part 1, p. 184. 

[38] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 32, MGH SS VIII, p. 537. 

[39] Sigeberti Chronica 973, MGH SS VI, p. 352. 

[40] Richeri Historiæ IV 49, MGH SS III, p. 642. 

[41] Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensium III.9, MGH SS 7, p. 469.  Although the passage is undated, "1015" is placed in the margin by the editor. 

[42] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[43] Gesta Abbatum Gemblacensium 32, MGH SS VIII, p. 537. 

[44] Chronicon Sigeberti, quoted in RHGF XI, p. 422. 

[45] Chronicon Sigeberti, quoted in RHGF XI, p. 422. 

[46] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[47] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[48] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 383. 

[49] Huberto, Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ, MGH SS XV.2, p. 1203. 

[50] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[51] Huberto, Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ, MGH SS XV.2, p. 1203. 

[52] Genealogica comitum Buloniensium MGH SS IX, p. 301. 

[53] Chronicon Sigeberti, quoted in RHGF XI, p. 422. 

[54] Ex Chronicis Brab. in Magno Chron. Belg, p. 106, quoted in RHGF XI, p. 423. 

[55] Miraeus (Le Mire), A. (1723) Opera diplomatica et historica, 2nd edn. (Louvain), Tome I, XLVII, p. 57. 

[56] Vita Balderici episcopi Leodiensis 7, MGH SS IV, p. 727. 

[57] Huberto, Vita Sanctæ Gudilæ, MGH SS XV.2, p. 1203. 

[58] Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi descendentium Mettensis 5, MGH SS XXV, p. 384. 

[59] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XLVII, p. 57. 

[60] Annalista Saxo 1070. 

[61] Ex Chronicis Brab. in Magno Chron. Belg, p. 106, quoted in RHGF XI, p. 423. 

[62] Chronicon Affligemense 4, MGH SS IX, p. 408. 

[63] Sloet, L. A. J. W. (ed.) (1872) Ooorkondenboek der graafschappens Gelre en Zutfen, Eerste gedeelte (The Hague), 184, p. 182. 

[64] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[65] Chronicon Affligemense 4, MGH SS IX, p. 408. 

[66] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXII, p. 73. 

[67] Evrard, M. (ed.) ´Documents relatifs à l´abbaye de Flône´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XXIII (Louvain, 1892) ("Flône"), I, p. 282. 

[68] Flône, II, p. 285. 

[69] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 4, MGH SS XXV, p. 389. 

[70] Guérard, M. (ed.) (1840) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Bertin (Paris), II.11, p. 299. 

[71] Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana, Continuatio Leidensis et Divionensis (Cod. Divion. et Cisterc. addunt), MGH SS IX, p. 307, where the second daughter is incorrectly referred to as the wife of Philippe II King of France. 

[72] Flône, II, p. 285. 

[73] Sächsische Weltchronik, MSH Deutsche Chroniken, II, p. 277, quoted in Poull, G. (1991) La Maison ducale de Lorraine (Presses universitaires de Nancy), p. 28. 

[74] Sommier, J. C. (1726) Histoire de l´église de Saint-Diez, N, p. 376. 

[75] Bridot, J. (ed.) Chartes de l'abbaye de Remiremont des origins à 1231 (Brepols) (“Remiremont”) 75, p. 166. 

[76] Poull (1991), p. 31. 

[77] ES I.2 236. 

[78] ES VII 109. 

[79] Chronicon Affligemense 4, MGH SS IX, p. 408. 

[80] Chronicon Sancti Huberti Andaginensis 59 (73), MGH SS VIII, p. 598. 

[81] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1084, MGH SS XXIII, p. 800. 

[82] RHC, Historiens occidentaux, Tome IV (Paris, 1879), Alberti Aquensis Historia Hierosolymitana ("Albert of Aix (RHC)"), Liber IX, Cap. LII, p. 625. 

[83] Gesta Abbatum Trudonensium 17, MGH SS X, p. 304. 

[84] Anselmi Gemblacensis continuatio Sigeberti Chronica 1123, MGH SS VI, p. 376. 

[85] Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium, Liber III, 22, MGH SS XXV, p. 97. 

[86] Anselmi Gemblacensis continuatio Sigeberti Chronica 1128, MGH SS VI, p. 381. 

[87] Aegidii Aurævallensis Gesta Episcoporum Leodiensium, Liber III, 22, MGH SS XXV, p. 97. 

[88] Annalista Saxo 1062 and 1070. 

[89] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 227. 

[90] D H IV 91, p. 118. 

[91] Duvivier, C. (1865) Recherches sur le Hainaut ancien (Brussels), 405, quoted in Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 114. 

[92] Annalista Saxo 1070. 

[93] Williams, A. & Martin, G. H. (eds.) (2003) Domesday Book, a complete translation (Penguin Classics) ("Domesday Translation"), Lincolnshire, XXVIII, pp. 930-2. 

[94] Chronicon Affligemense 4, MGH SS IX, p. 408. 

[95] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXII, p. 73. 

[96] Giles of Orval, Ægidii Aureævallensis Gesta episcoporum Leodiensium, MGH SS XXV, pp. 1-129, cited in Murray (2000), p. 55. 

[97] Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis, Spicilegium II, p. 777. 

[98] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia 1126, MGH SS X, p. 386, which dates the event to the third year of the reign of King Lothar. 

[99] Roland, C. G. (ed.) (1921) Recueil des chartes de l´abbaye de Gembloux (Gembloux) ("Gembloux"), 51, p. 58. 

[100] Annales Blandinienses 1139, MGH SS V, p. 29. 

[101] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1138, MGH SS XXIII, p. 833. 

[102] Barbier, J. (ed.) ´Obituaire de l´abbaye de Brogne ou de Saint-Gérard´, Analectes pour servir à l´histoire ecclésiastique de la Belgique, Tome XVIII (2e série, Tome II) (Louvain, 1882) ("Brogne Necrology"), p. 297. 

[103] Saint-Bertin II.57, p. 266. 

[104] Orderic Vitalis, Vol. VI, Book XI, p. 163. 

[105] Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana MGH SS IX, p. 306. 

[106] Runciman, S. (1978) A History of the Crusades (Penguin), Vol. 1, p. 166. 

[107] Nicholas, D. (1992) Medieval Flanders (Longman), p. 58. 

[108] Bernard, A. and Bruel, A. (eds.) (1878) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny (Paris) Tome V, 3899, p. 249. 

[109] Nicholas (1992), p. 62. 

[110] Saint-Bertin II.11, p. 298. 

[111] Gembloux, 51, p. 58. 

[112] Annales Blandinienses 1142, MGH SS V, p. 29. 

[113] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 60. 

[114] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 6, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[115] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 234, "Lettres tirées des chartes de Brabant". 

[116] Annales Parchenses 1142, MGH SS XVI, p. 605. 

[117] Gembloux, 51, p. 58. 

[118] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber I, LVIII, p. 179. 

[119] Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis, Spicilegium II, p. 777. 

[120] Annales Parchenses 1141, MGH SS XVI, p. 605. 

[121] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 6, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[122] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1121, MGH SS XXV, p. 527. 

[123] Thorpe, B. (ed.) (1849) Florentii Wigorniensis Monachi Chronicon, Tomus II (London) (“Florentii Wigornensis Monachi Chronicon”), Continuatio, p. 75. 

[124] Chibnall, M. (ed. and trans.) The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1969-80), Vol. VI, Book XII, p. 309. 

[125] Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis, Spicilegium II, p. 777. 

[126] Delisle, L. (ed.) (1872) Chronique de Robert de Torigni, abbé de Mont-Saint-Michel (Rouen) Tome II, p. 19. 

[127] Luard, H. R. (ed.) (1864) Annales Monastici Vol. I, Annales de Margan, Annales de Theokesberia, Annales de Burton (London), Annales de Margan, p. 14. 

[128] Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis, Spicilegium II, p. 777. 

[129] RHGF XXIII, Ex Obituario Lirensis monasterii, p. 471. 

[130] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 6, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[131] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1840) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band I (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 404, p. 278. 

[132] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 6, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[133] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber I, LVIII, p. 179. 

[134] Dugdale Monasticon V, Sawley Abbey, Yorkshire XXII, Genealogia Perciorum, p. 515.   

[135] Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (2002) Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents 1066-1166. II. Pipe Rolls to Cartæ Baronum (Boydell) (“Domesday Descendants”), p. 378. 

[136] CP X Appendix J, pp. 112-3 footnote j. 

[137] Annales Parchenses 1142, MGH SS XVI, p. 605. 

[138] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 60. 

[139] Annales Blandinienses 1166, MGH SS V, p. 29. 

[140] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 494, p. 347. 

[141] Annales Blandinienses 1190, MGH SS V, p. 30. 

[142] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[143] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 875. 

[144] Annales Parchenses 1155 and 1172, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[145] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 61. 

[146] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[147] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Secunda IV.25, MGH SS X, p. 359. 

[148] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[149] Wouters, M. J. (1849) Notice historique sur l´ancienne abbaye d´Averboden (Gand), Annexes, 14, p. 98. 

[150] Kurth, G. (ed.) (1903) Chartes de l´abbaye de Saint-Hubert en Ardenne (Brussels) ("Ardenne Saint-Hubert"), Tome I, CXXIV, p. 160. 

[151] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 44, "Extraict du livre des obituaires de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[152] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 61. 

[153] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 494, p. 347. 

[154] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 61. 

[155] Annales Egmundani 1193, MGH SS XVI, p. 470. 

[156] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 494, p. 347. 

[157] Vita Domini Alberti Leodiensis Episcopi, 1, MGH SS XXV, p. 139. 

[158] Annales Parchenses 1191, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[159] Sigeberti Continuatio Aquicinctina 1192, MGH SS VI, p. 429. 

[160] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[161] Duffus Hardy, T. (ed.) (1835) Rotuli Litterarum Patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, Vol. I, Pars 1 (London) ("Rotuli Litterarum Patentium"), 9 John, p. 81. 

[162] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[163] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223, "Extraict du chartulaire de la prevosté de S. Jacques sur le Coudenberge à Bruxelles". 

[164] Foppens, J. F. (1748) Diplomatum Belgicorum nova collectio, sive supplementum ad opera diplomatica Auberti Miræi (Brussels), Tome IV, Pars IV, XXXIX, p. 537. 

[165] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 226, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Argenton". 

[166] Not included in the version reproduced by Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge"

[167] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIV, p. 753. 

[168] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 212, "Lettre tirée des Chartes de Brabant". 

[169] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[170] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 213, "Extraict des lettrages de l´abbaye de Villers". 

[171] Smet, J. J. (1841) Recueil des chroniques de Flandre (Brussels), Tome II, Appendices, Codex diplomaticus abbatiæ Ninoviensis ("Ninove"), CLVI, p. 862. 

[172] Not included in the version reproduced by Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge"

[173] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIV, p. 753. 

[174] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 213, "Extraict des lettrages de l´abbaye de Villers". 

[175] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[176] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 213, "Extraict des lettrages de l´abbaye de Villers". 

[177] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[178] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[179] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 229, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[180] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 557-8. 

[181] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, p. 635.  I am grateful to Bert M. Kamp for drawing my attention to the correct identification of the first husband of Marie van Oudenaarde, in a private email dated 18 Nov 2011. 

[182] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 104, "Extraict des Chartes de la Maison de Hornes". 

[183] Ninove, CCXLVIII, p. 940. 

[184] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 230, "Lettres tirées du chartulaire d´Ouwergem". 

[185] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Lettres tirées des chartes du monastère d´Ouwergem". 

[186] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 230, "Lettres tirées du chartulaire d´Ouwergem". 

[187] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Lettres tirées des chartes du monastère d´Ouwergem". 

[188] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 229, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[189] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Extraicts des chartes de Grimberge". 

[190] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Extraicts des chartes de Grimberge". 

[191] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 231, "Extraicts des chartes de Grimberge". 

[192] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[193] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Extraict du chartulaire de l´abbaye de Villers". 

[194] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée du chartulaire du monastère d´Ouwergem près Bruxelles". 

[195] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 229, "Extraict des chartes de Brabant". 

[196] Not included in the version reproduced by Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge"

[197] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIV, p. 753. 

[198] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 212, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[199] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 232. 

[200] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[201] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, pp. 560-1. 

[202] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 226, "Extraict du livré des obijts à Filipré près Givey". 

[203] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 228, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge". 

[204] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 226, "Extraicts de chartes de Brabant". 

[205] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 226, "Extraict de l´obituaire des frères-mineurs de Bruxelles". 

[206] Rotuli Litterarum Patentium, 9 John, p. 81. 

[207] Public Record Office (1920) Liber Feodum, The Book of Fees commonly called Testa de Nevill (London) ("Testa de Nevill"), Part I, p. 19. 

[208] Hall, H. (ed.) (1896) The Red Book of the Exchequer (Liber rubeus de Scaccario) (London) ("Red Book Exchequer"), Part II, Inquisitiones…Regis Johannis…anno regno XII et XIII…de servitiis militum, p. 498. 

[209] When her first husband died, Domesday Descendants, p. 506. 

[210] Calendar of Charter Rolls, Vol. II, p. 137. 

[211] Maxwell Lyte, H. C. (ed.) (1903) Patent Rolls of the reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office 1225-1232 (London), p. 27. 

[212] Patent Rolls Henry III 1225-1232 (1903), p. 27. 

[213] Fine Rolls Henry III, Roll C 60/24, 10 Hen III, 148. 

[214] Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. I, Henry III, 523, p. 148. 

[215] Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. I, Henry III, 523, p. 148. 

[216] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 377. 

[217] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 377. 

[218] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 377. 

[219] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 376. 

[220] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 376. 

[221] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 377. 

[222] Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. III (1836), XXXVI (MS. Add. 5937, f. 149b), p. 377. 

[223] Stephenson, J. (ed.) (1870) Documents illustrative of the History of Scotland from the death of King Alexander the Third to the accession of Robert Bruce 1286-1306 (Edinburgh), Vol. I, LVI, p. 83. 

[224] Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. I, Henry III, 807, p. 272. 

[225] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 61. 

[226] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia II, 1183, MGH SS X, p. 389. 

[227] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band I, 494, p. 347. 

[228] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 49, "Extraicts des registres de Brabant". 

[229] Runciman (1978), Vol. 3, p. 91. 

[230] Runciman (1978), Vol. 3, p. 94. 

[231] Runciman (1978), Vol. 3, p. 96. 

[232] Haverkamp, A. (1988) Medieval Germany 1056-1273 (Oxford University Press), p. 242. 

[233] Annales Parchenses 1235, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[234] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 64. 

[235] Brogne Necrology, p. 340. 

[236] Flandria Generosa (Continuatio Bruxellensis), MGH SS IX, p. 325.   

[237] Gisleberti Chronicon Hanoniense, MGH SS XXI, pp. 515-16. 

[238] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[239] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[240] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 64. 

[241] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196 and 1201, MGH SS XXIII, pp. 872 and 878. 

[242] Annales Parchenses 1214 and 1235, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[243] Guizot, M. (ed.) (1825) (Paris) Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis (“Guillaume de Nangis”), p. 109. 

[244] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 64. 

[245] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[246] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia II, 7, MGH SS X, p. 392. 

[247] Chronicæ Regiæ Coloniensis Continuatio Prima 1214, MGH SS XXIV, p. 18. 

[248] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[249] Bruch, H. (ed.) (1973) Chronologia Johannis de Beke (The Hague), 65b, p. 163, available at < http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten /KroniekVanJohannesDeBekeTot1430/latijn> (31 Aug 2006). 

[250] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 64. 

[251] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[252] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[253] Sloet, L. A. J. W. (ed.) (1872) Ooorkondenboek der graafschappens Gelre en Zutfen, Eerste gedeelte (The Hague), 414, p. 422. 

[254] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[255] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[256] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 70, "Extraicts des chartes de Brabant". 

[257] Baluze, S. (1708) Histoire généalogique de la maison d´Auvergne (Paris) ("Baluze (1708) Auvergne"), Tome II, p. 108. 

[258] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 98, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[259] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[260] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[261] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 65b, p. 163. 

[262] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 64, "Extraicts des registres de Brabant". 

[263] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 69b, p. 183. 

[264] Annales Parchenses 1207, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[265] Annales Parchenses 1209, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[266] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 211, "Chartes tirées de l´archive du monastère d´Op-Bigaerden". 

[267] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 7, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[268] Ernst, S. P. (1847) Histoire de Limbourg, Tome VI (Liège), CLXXXI, p. 240. 

[269] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXCI, p. 247. 

[270] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CXCIV, p. 250. 

[271] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CC, p. 253. 

[272] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCII, p. 255. 

[273] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCIII, p. 256. 

[274] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCXIV, p. 266. 

[275] Annales Parchenses 1207, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[276] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[277] Bayley, C. C. (1949) The Formation of the German College of Electors in the mid-Thirteenth Century (Toronto), p. 22. 

[278] Annales Parchenses 1247, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[279] Annales Sancti Pantaleonis Coloniensis 1248, MGH SS XXII, p. 542. 

[280] Necrologium Sældentalense, Regensburg Necrologies, p. 360. 

[281] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[282] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[283] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[284] Annales Marbacenses 1201, MGH SS XVII, p. 170. 

[285] Cronica Reinhardsbrunnensis 1224, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 600. 

[286] Annales Parchenses 1247, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[287] Boehmer, J. F. (1868) Fontes Rerum Germanicarum, Band IV (Stuttgart), Kalendarium Necrologicum Thuringicum, p. 457. 

[288] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[289] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[290] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1237, MGH SS XXIII, p. 941. 

[291] RHGF XX, Chronicon Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 548. 

[292] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[293] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[294] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[295] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XCIII, p. 246. 

[296] Annales Parchenses 1247, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[297] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[298] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[299] Luard, H. R. (ed.) (1874) Matthæi Parisiensis, Monachi Sancti Albani, Chronica Majora (London) (“MP”), Vol, IV, 1247, pp. 623 and 645. 

[300] Annales Mellicenses 1256, MGH SS IX, p. 509. 

[301] Continuatio Lambacensis 1256, MGH SS IX, p. 559. 

[302] Notæ Fuerstenfeldenses de Ducibus Bavariæ, MGH SS XXIV, p. 75. 

[303] Necrologium Weihenstephanense, Freising Necrologies, p. 203. 

[304] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[305] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[306] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[307] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[308] Annales Parchenses 1241, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[309] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[310] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 475. 

[311] Chronica Principum Brunsvicensium, MGH SS XXX.1, p. 26. 

[312] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 8, MGH SS XXV, p. 390. 

[313] Annales Parchenses 1247, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[314] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[315] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Maubuisson, p. 655. 

[316] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 66. 

[317] Annales Parchenses 1253, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[318] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 65. 

[319] Du Chesne, A. (1628) Histoire géneálogique des ducs de Bourgogne de la maison de France (Paris), Preuves, p. 78. 

[320] Kerrebrouck, P. Van (2000) Les Capétiens 987-1328 (Villeneuve d'Asq), pp. 578-9. 

[321] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Maubuisson, p. 656. 

[322] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 66. 

[323] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[324] Annales Parchenses 1260, MGH SS XVI, p. 607. 

[325] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, CXXIV, p. 433. 

[326] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[327] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[328] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia II, 7, MGH SS X, p. 409. 

[329] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[330] RHGF XX, Gesta Philippi Tertii Francorum Regis, p. 494. 

[331] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 650. 

[332] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Obituaire du xii siècle, p. 32.        

[333] ES I.2 237, which gives no details but states that the family was extinct in 1388. 

[334] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[335] Gade, J. A. (1951) Luxemburg in the Middle Ages (Leiden), p. 105. 

[336] Gade (1951), pp. 106 and 108. 

[337] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1294, MGH SS XXV, p. 546. 

[338] RHGF XXI, Chronique anonyme des rois de France, p. 81. 

[339] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[340] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 68. 

[341] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[342] Iohannis de Thielrode Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ MGH SS IX, p. 335. 

[343] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 68. 

[344] Annales Blandinienses 1284, MGH SS V, p. 33. 

[345] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[346] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 68. 

[347] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[348] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, CCLIV, p. 313. 

[349] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[350] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[351] Gesta Venerabilis Domini Domini Baldewini de Luczenburch Treverensis Archiepiscopi, Liber 2, I, Stephani Baluzii Miscellaneorum, Liber I, Collectio Veterum, p. 112. 

[352] Gade (1951), p. 110. 

[353] Gesta Venerabilis Domini Domini Baldewini de Luczenburch Treverensis Archiepiscopi, Liber 2, XIII, Stephani Baluzii Miscellaneorum, Liber I, Collectio Veterum, p. 126. 

[354] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[355] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band I, 60, p. 29. 

[356] Inventory of the State Archives of Turin, consulted at <http://ww2.multix.it/asto/asp/inventari.asp> (14 Nov 2003), volume 102, page 30, fascicule 1. 

[357] Fonds Houwaert, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Albert I, Brussel, Liber familiarum II, 6601, fo 8 familie Swaef; fo 179 familie Diegem, fo 182 van Waver-Dongelberge.  [John Immerseel]. 

[358] Fonds Houwaert, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Albert I, Brussel, Liber familiarum II, 6601, fo 8 familie Swaef; fo 179 familie Diegem, fo 182 van waver-Dongelberge.  [John Immerseel]. 

[359] ES III 242-244. 

[360] ES III 241, which gives no details. 

[361] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[362] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1294, MGH SS XXV, p. 546. 

[363] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[364] Florentii Wigornensis Monachi Chronicon, Continuatio, p. 214. 

[365] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 71. 

[366] Annales Halesiensibus 1290, MHG SS XVI, p. 483. 

[367] Florentii Wigornensis Monachi Chronicon, Continuatio, p. 243. 

[368] Stubbs, W. (ed.) (1882) Annales Londonienses and Annales Paulini (London), Annales Londonienses, p. 98. 

[369] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[370] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 145, "Extraict des registres de la ville de Malines". 

[371] ES III 245-246. 

[372] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 144, "Extraict des registres de la ville de Malines". 

[373] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 146, "Extraicts des chartes de la maison de Berges sur Soom". 

[374] ES III 241 and ES VII 103-105. 

[375] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[376] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[377] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[378] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[379] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Ampliata 14, MGH SS XXV, p. 397. 

[380] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[381] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[382] Foppens, J. F. (1734) Diplomatum Belgicorum nova collectio, sive supplementum ad opera diplomatica Auberti Miræi (Brussels), Tome III, Pars II, CLIV, p. 437. 

[383] Kronijk van Arent toe Bocop, pp. 312 and 318. 

[384] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[385] Froissart, Tome I, Livre 1, 57, alternative text, p. 365. 

[386] Froissart, Tome I, Livre 1, 57, alternative text, p. 365. 

[387] Hellot, A. (ed. (1884) Chronique Parisienne anonyme du XIV siècle (Nogent) (“Chronique Parisienne”), 234, p. 150. 

[388] Chronique Parisienne, 247, p. 154. 

[389] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[390] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 72. 

[391] ES III 247-249. 

[392] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 145, "Extraict des registres de la ville de Malines". 

[393] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 62. 

[394] Annales Parchenses 1209, MGH SS XVI, p. 606. 

[395] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 211, "Chartes tirées de l´archive du monastère d´Op-Bigaerden". 

[396] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 212, "Lettre tirée du chartulaire de l´abbaye de Thenailles près Vervin".  

[397] Delisle, L. ´Notice sur le cartulaire du comté de Rethel´, Annuaire-Bulletin de la société de l´histoire de France, Année 1867, 2ème partie, 27, p. 17. 

[398] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[399] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 212, "Lettre tirée du chartulaire de l´abbaye de Thenailles près Vervin". 

[400] Delisle (1867), 70, p. 26. 

[401] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[402] Kremer, C. J. (1781) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band III Geschichte der Grafen von Gülch, Urkunden zur Gülch- und Bergischen Geschichte (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich"), CIII, p. 123. 

[403] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 104, "Extraict des Chartes de la Maison de Hornes". 

[404] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[405] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 222, "Extraict des titres de la maison de Berges sur Soom". 

[406] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223, "Extraict des chartes de Hornes". 

[407] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223, "Extraict des chartes de Hornes". 

[408] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223. 

[409] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223, "Extraict des chartes de Hornes". 

[410] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 223, "Extraict des chartes de Hornes". 

[411] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXIX, p. 570. 

[412] Digard, G. (1856) Les registres de Boniface VIII, Vol. III, 4693, col. 495. 

[413] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 222, "Lettre tirée des chartes de la maison de Hornes". 

[414] Wolters, M. J. (1850) Notice historique sur l´ancien comté de Hornes (Gand), p. 33, quoting an unnamed volume at "la bibliothèque de l´ancienne chamber héraldique à Bruxelles…au revers de la page 184". 

[415] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[416] Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich, CIII, p. 123. 

[417] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXIV, p. 565. 

[418] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 217, "Extraict tiré des chartes de Berges". 

[419] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXIX, p. 570. 

[420] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 561. 

[421] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXIX, p. 570. 

[422] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 114, "Extraict de l´archive du monastère de S. Bernard près Anvers". 

[423] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 220, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[424] Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich, CIII, p. 123. 

[425] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1846) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band II (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 775, p. 456. 

[426] Kremer, C. J. (1769) Academische Beiträge zur Jülch- und Bergischen Geschichte, Band I Urkunden zur Geschichte der Herren von Heinsberg (Mannheim) ("Kremer (1769) Band I, Urkunden Heinsberg"), IX, p. 13. 

[427] Iohannis de Thilrode Chronicon 19, MGH SS XXV, p. 583. 

[428] CP V 735 footnote h. 

[429] Yanguas, Tomo II, p. 697, quoting "caj. 147, n. 5: caj. 150, n. 34". 

[430] ES III 326, which shows her as the possible illegitimate daughter of Antoine de Bourgogne Duke of Brabant. 

[431] Liekens, L. (1925) Geschiedenis van het oude Graafschape van de Stad en de Parochie den Lande en hertogdomme van Aarschot, Vol. 1.  [John Immerseel].  

[432] Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, pp. 157-8. 

[433] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 75, citing Grimbergsche Oorlog.  [John Immerseel].  

[434] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 74. [John Immerseel].  

[435] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 98-102.  [John Immerseel].  

[436] Herckenrode, L. de (1845) Collection de tombes, epitaphes et blazons recueillis dans les églises et couvents de la Hesbaye (Gand), p. 178. 

[437] Herckenrode (1845), p. 178. 

[438] Hasselt, A. H. C. van (1846) Les Belges aux Croisades, p. 4 (available in Snippet View only in Google Book). 

[439] Mortier, L. P. (1826) Responsio ad quæstionum: Quam partem habuerunt belgæ in bellis sacris, et quosnam fructus ex iis perceperunt?, p. 14. 

[440] Anselmi Gemblacensis continuatio Sigeberti Chronica 1115, MGH SS VI, p. 376. 

[441] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 69, citing Bergmann, A. (1873) Geschiedenis der Stad Lier [John Immerseel]. 

[442] Coldeweij, J. A. (1981) De Heeren van Kuyc 1096-1400, p. 41 footnote 24, extract translated into English by John Immerseel. 

[443] D K III 139, p. 249. 

[444] Duvivier, C. (1903) Actes et documents anciens interéssant la Belgique, Nouvelle série (Brussels), 8, p. 22. 

[445] Duvivier (1903), 8, p. 22. 

[446] Duvivier (1903), 15, p. 34. 

[447] Gallia Christiana III, 95, quoted in Vanderkindere (1902), Vol. II, p. 97. 

[448] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[449] Marneffe, E. de (1894-1901) Cartulaire de l´abbaye d´Afflighem et des monastères qui en dépendaient (Louvain) ("Afflighem"), 70, p. 109. 

[450] Anselmi Gemblacensis continuatio Sigeberti Chronica 1115, MGH SS VI, p. 376. 

[451] Flône, VI, p. 291. 

[452] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XCII, p. 101. 

[453] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Andreæ primi abbatis Averbodiensis monasterii, XIII, p. 147. 

[454] Wouters (1849), Annexes, 2, p. 81. 

[455] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[456] Fruin, R. ´Vier nog onuitgegeven oorkonden uit de XII eeuw betreffende de Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), I, p. 415. 

[457] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 70, citing Goetschalckx, P. J. (1903) Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis van het hertogdom Brabant, p. 427 [John Immerseel]. 

[458] Fruin ´Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), II, p. 416. 

[459] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[460] Fruin ´Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), I, p. 415. 

[461] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 71-2.  [John Immerseel]. 

[462] Fruin ´Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), II, p. 416. 

[463] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[464] Afflighem, 70, p. 109. 

[465] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 70, citing Goetschalckx, P. J. (1903) Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis van het hertogdom Brabant, p. 422 [John Immerseel]. 

[466] Fruin ´Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), I, p. 415. 

[467] Fruin ´Middelburgsche abdij´, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het bisdom van Haarlem, Vol. 25 (Haarlem, 1900), II, p. 416. 

[468] Bormans, E. & Schoolmeisters, E. (1933) Cartulaire de l´église Saint-Lambert de Liège (Brussels) ("Liège Saint-Lambert"), 58, p. 96. 

[469] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27. 

[470] John Immerseel, in a private email to the author dated 9 Jan 2009.  

[471] Liège Saint-Lambert, 58, p. 96. 

[472] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 76-7 and 98-102.  [John Immerseel]. 

[473] Duvivier, C. (1898) Actes et documents anciens interéssant la Belgique (Brussels), p. 273. 

[474] Duvivier (1898), p. 271. 

[475] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 74. [John Immerseel].  

[476] Herckenrode (1845), p. 179. 

[477] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 271 [John Immerseel]. 

[478] Crombecq, P. (2007) Voorouders en Leuvense afstammelingen van Wauter van Dieve, p. 14-16, citing Stadsarchief Leuven, Varia VII, E. Van Even, map 194, Van Dieve, o.c., consulted at <http://users.telenet.be/PeterCrombecq/Genea%20Stek/Crombecq/P.%20CROMBECQ.%20Genealogie%20Wauter%20van%20Dieven.%20Edegem%206%20september%202007.%20v1.1.pdf> (5 Jul 2008). 

[479] Herckenrode (1845), p. 179. 

[480] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 98-102.  [John Immerseel].  

[481] Crombecq (2007), pp. 14-16, citing Stadsarchief Leuven, Varia VII, E. Van Even, map 194, Van Dieve, o.c.. 

[482] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 118, citing Van Gestel, I, p. 227.  [John Immerseel]. 

[483] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 118, citing Van Gestel, I, p. 227.  [John Immerseel]. 

[484] Crombecq (2007), pp. 5-13, which shows this couple and nine generations of their descendants, citing principally (footnote 5 on p. 5) Koninklijke Bibliotheek Royale Albert I, Handschriftenkabinet, Fonds Houwaert-De Grez, hs 6510, fo. 247-248, Nota´s over Van Dieven

[485] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 98-102.  [John Immerseel].  

[486] Boffa, S. (2004) Warfare in Medieval Brabant 1356-1404 (Boydell and Brewer).  [John Immerseel]. 

[487] Genealogia Ducum Brabantiæ Heredum Franciæ 9, MGH SS XXV, p. 391. 

[488] Gestorum Abbatem Trudonensium Continuatio Tertia II, 7, MGH SS X, p. 409. 

[489] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 83. 

[490] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 597. 

[491] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band I, 76, p. 39. 

[492] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series (Utrecht, 1852), [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[493] Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 83. 

[494] RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 597. 

[495] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[496] Rheinlande Vatikanischen, Band I, 18, p. 8. 

[497] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[498] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 965, p. 570. 

[499] Latijnsboek, folio 81, cited in Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 195-9.  [John Immerseel].  

[500] Wouters (1849), Annexes, 30, p. 116. 

[501] Butkens, C. (1652) Trophées tant sacrées que prophanes de la duché de Brabant, p. 210, cited in Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 195-9.  [John Immerseel] 

[502] De Ridder, F. Eigenschoon en de Brabander XXIII, p. 246, cited in Liekens (1925), pp. 195-9.  [John Immerseel]

[503] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 210, "Extraict de l´obituaire de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[504] Nijhoff, I. A. (1830) Gedenkwaardigheden uit de Geschiedenis van Gelre (Arnhem), Eeerste Deel, ("Nijhoff (1830), I"), 67, p. 77. 

[505] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[506] Wouters (1849), Annexes, 30, p. 116. 

[507] Lacomblet, T. J. (ed.) (1853) Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins, Band III (Düsseldorf) ("Niederrheins Urkundenbuch"), 253, p. 205. 

[508] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[509] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 56, p. 40.  

[510] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 253, p. 205. 

[511] Gushee, L. ´New Sources for the Biography of Johannes de Muris´, Journal of the American Musicological Society Vol. 22 No. 1 (Spring 1969), p. 19, quoting Vidal, J. (ed.) (1903-11) Benoît XII (1334-42): Lettres comunes (3 vols. Paris), no. 6135.  [information supplied by Giuliano di Bacco]

[512] Gushee ´Johannes de Muris´, p. 19, citing Châteauroux, Archives de l´Indre, G 161.  [information supplied by Giuliano di Bacco]

[513] Desplanque, M. ´Mézières en Brenne et la famille Turquet de Mayerne´, Compte Rendu des Travaux de la Société du Berry à Paris, 11e année (Paris, Nov 1864), p. 215.  [information supplied by Giuliano di Bacco]

[514] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[515] ES I.2 237. 

[516] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 195-9.  [John Immerseel] 

[517] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band III, 253, p. 205. 

[518] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[519] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Longchamp, p. 660. 

[520] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Longchamp, p. 670. 

[521] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[522] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Longchamp, p. 660. 

[523] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Abbaye de Longchamp, p. 670. 

[524] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 103.  [John Immerseel].  

[525] Bergmann, A. (1873) Geschiedenis der Stad Lier, pp. 29 and 41, cited in "Parenteel van Aernoud Grave van Aerschot" at <http://home.hetnet.nl/~vanimmersaal/genealogie/pgAdel/pgimmerseeladel.htm> (1 Nov 2008).  [John Immerseel]

[526] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 69.  [John Immerseel]. 

[527] Stockmans, J. B. (1910) Geschiedenis der gemeenten Kessel, Bevel, Nylen, Emblehem en Gestel, pp. 308-9, cited in "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[528] Goetschalckz, P. J. (1909) Oorkondenboek der Witheerenabdij van S. Mihiels te Antwerpen, p. 66, cited in "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[529] "Parenteel van Aernoud", citing Stockmans (1910), pp. 256 and 309, Goetschalckz (1909), p. 66, and "Cart. d´Affligem, p. 350". 

[530] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[531] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[532] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[533] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[534] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[535] "Parenteel van Aernoud", which shows their descendants through 13 generations until the 17th century. 

[536] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[537] "Parenteel van Aernoud". 

[538] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88.  [John Immerseel].  

[539] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88.  [John Immerseel].  

[540] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XXVII, p. 26. 

[541] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Van Gestel I, p. 191 [John Immerseel]. 

[542] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Van Gestel I, p. 191 [John Immerseel]. 

[543] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[544] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Butkens, Preuves, p. 129.  [John Immerseel]. 

[545] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Butkens, Preuves, p. 129.  [John Immerseel]. 

[546] Crombecq (2007), p. 14-16, citing Stadsarchief Leuven, Varia VII, E. Van Even, map 194, Van Dieve, o.c.. 

[547] Crombecq (2007), p. 14, citing Stadsarchief Leuven, Varia VII, E. Van Even, map 194, Van Dieve, o.c.. 

[548] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 118, citing Van Gestel, I, p. 227.  [John Immerseel]. 

[549] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[550] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Van Gestel I, p. 191 [John Immerseel]. 

[551] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 88, citing Van Gestel I, p. 191 [John Immerseel]. 

[552] Liekens (1925) Vol. I, p. 277.  [John Immerseel]. 

[553] Herckenrode (1845), p. 179, and Liekens (1925) Vol. I, p. 273.  [John Immerseel]. 

[554] Miraeus (Le Mire), A. (1723) Opera diplomatica et historica, 2nd edn. (Louvain), Tome II, Supplement, LXXIX, p. 859. 

[555] Goetschalckx (1903).  [John Immerseel]. 

[556] Goetschalckx (1903). Die akte staat in de bijgragen.  [John Immerseel]. 

[557] According to a letter from secretary Wetz, the town hall burned during the first world war.  [John Immerseel]. 

[558] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 198, citing Chartier de Ste Gertruide in de Riksarch, te Brussel.  [John Immerseel]. 

[559] De Ridder, F. Eigenschoon en de Brabander XXIII, p. 246.  [John Immerseel]. 

[560] Butkens (1652), suppl. p. 41.  [John Immerseel]. 

[561] Butkens (1652), généalogies Wavre-Dongelberg.  [John Immerseel]. 

[562] Annales de la société d’archives de Bruxelles tome 41, p. 85.  [John Immerseel]. 

[563] Wauters, A. (1855) Histoire des environs de Bruxelles (Brussels).  [John Immerseel]. 

[564] Fonds Houwaert, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Albert I, Brussel, Liber familiarum II, 6601, fo 8 familie Swaef; fo 179 familie Diegem, fo 182 van waver-Dongelberge.  [John Immerseel]. 

[565] Eigenschoon en de Brabander XXIII, p. 24.  [John Immerseel]. 

[566] Magnus Liber anniversariorum [John Immerseel]. 

[567]  Reproduced by Dinther, N. L. van (2008) Genealogie van der Aa middeleewen, pp. 48-9, available at <http://www.nicovandinther.nl/PDF%20documenten/Genealogie%20van%20der%20Aa%20middeleeuwenParenteel%20van%20Nicolaus%20Gruter%201233%201293.pdf> (20 Jun 2008). 

[568]  Reproduced by Dinther, N. L. van (2008) Genealogie van der Aa middeleewen, pp. 48-9. 

[569] Leenboek van Aarschot, fol. XXXJ v.  [John Immerseel]. 

[570] Hagelands Gedenkschriften (1909), bl. 183.  [John Immerseel]. 

[571] "Het oude land van Luik, Château et Eglise de Thuys", consulted at <http://home.scarlet.be/hetoudelandvanluik/Thys.htm> (19 Jun 2008).  [John Immerseel]. 

[572] Kerkarch. no 212, fol. 247.  [John Immerseel]. 

[573]  Reproduced by Dinther, N. L. van (2008) Genealogie van der Aa middeleewen, pp. 48-9. 

[574] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 75, citing Grimbergsche Oorlog.  [John Immerseel].  

[575] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, p. 76.  [John Immerseel].  

[576] Wouters (1849), Annexes, 14, p. 98. 

[577] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[578] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 70, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[579] Ninove, CLIII, p. 860. 

[580] Ninove, CLIII, p. 860. 

[581] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, CIX, p. 423. 

[582] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber II, CVII, p. 580. 

[583] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, CIX, p. 423. 

[584] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 108. 

[585] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 98, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[586] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 100, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de S. Michiel en Anvers". 

[587] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 100, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de S. Michiel en Anvers". 

[588] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, CXXVI, p. 436. 

[589] Crombecq (2007), p. 14, citing Stadsarchief Leuven, Varia VII, E. Van Even, map 194, Van Dieve, o.c.. 

[590] Boffa, S. (2004) Warfare in Medieval Brabant 1356-1404 (Boydell), p. 97, citing VH, p. 179.  [John Immerseel]. 

[591] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XXXIX, p. 662. 

[592] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLIII, p. 665. 

[593] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLV, p. 666. 

[594] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLIII, p. 665. 

[595] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LII, p. 670. 

[596] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLIII, p. 665. 

[597] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LII, p. 670. 

[598] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLV, p. 666. 

[599] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLIII, p. 665. 

[600] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, XLIII, p. 665. 

[601] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LII, p. 670. 

[602] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XXVII, p. 26. 

[603] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LXII, p. 677. 

[604] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVIII, p. 98. 

[605] Quoted in full in Wauters, A. (1855) Histoire des environs de Bruxelles (Brussels) Tome III, p. 662, which states that the original is in the Archives de l´ancienne abbaye de Forêt and that an incomplete extract is in Miræus Opera dipl., t. II, p. 758. 

[606] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[607] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXVIII, p. 199. 

[608] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 319. 

[609] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 319. 

[610] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 319. 

[611] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 320. 

[612] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[613] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, XXVIII, p. 199. 

[614] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[615] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[616] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 319. 

[617] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[618] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[619] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[620] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 662. 

[621] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 569. 

[622] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 569. 

[623] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 49, "Extraict du chartelaire de l´abbaye de Vorst". 

[624] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LIX, p. 222. 

[625] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 321. 

[626] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[627] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 64, p. 35. 

[628] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[629] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[630] Van Den Bergh, L. P. C. (1866) Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland, Eerste afdeeling, eerste deel (Amsterdam) ("Oorkondenboek Holland (1866)"), 443, p. 241. 

[631] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXIII, p. 746. 

[632] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[633] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[634] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[635] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXXII, p. 759. 

[636] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 321. 

[637] Acta Sanctorum (1701) June, Tome III, Vita Ludgardis, III, 36, p. 251. 

[638] Chronicon Hanoniense quod dicitur Balduini Avennensis 85, MGH SS XXV, p. 424. 

[639] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 321. 

[640] Wauters (1855) Tome III, p. 321, which does not cite the primary source. 

[641] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXII, p. 73. 

[642] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXIII, p. 74. 

[643] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LII, p. 670. 

[644] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XXVII, p. 26. 

[645] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXII, p. 73. 

[646] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LII, p. 670. 

[647] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LXII, p. 677. 

[648] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, LXII, p. 677. 

[649] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVIII, p. 98. 

[650] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVIII, p. 98. 

[651] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[652] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[653] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[654] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[655] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXXXIX, p. 733. 

[656] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[657] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXXXIX, p. 733. 

[658] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[659] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[660] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[661] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXLIX, p. 737. 

[662] Piot, C. (1870) Cartulaire de l´abbaye de Saint-Trond (Brussels), Tome I (“Saint-Trond”), XIX, p. 26. 

[663] Saint-Trond, XIX, p. 26. 

[664] Saint-Trond, XIX, p. 26. 

[665] Saint-Trond, XIX, p. 26. 

[666] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[667] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[668] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[669] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[670] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[671] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[672] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, Pars III, XLVI, p. 1164. 

[673] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, XXXII, p. 828. 

[674] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XLVII, p. 43. 

[675] Miraeus (1723), Tome II, Supplement, XXXII, p. 828. 

[676] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXXII, p. 757. 

[677] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXXII, p. 757. 

[678] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[679] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[680] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXXII, p. 757. 

[681] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[682] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[683] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXXII, p. 757. 

[684] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[685] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[686] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LIX, p. 222. 

[687] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XCII, p. 101. 

[688] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, I, p. 153. 

[689] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, II, p. 155. 

[690] Saint-Trond, CII, p. 140. 

[691] Saint-Trond, CX, p. 150. 

[692] Saint-Trond, CII, p. 140. 

[693] Saint-Trond, CX, p. 150. 

[694] Codex Diplomaticus Lossensis, 116, p. 59. 

[695] Borman, C. de ´Chartes apocryphes publiées par Foppens´, Bulletin de la Commission Royale d´Histoire, Tome LXXXII (Brussels, 1913), pp. 198-99, 207-08. 

[696] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LXXIII, p. 296. 

[697] ES VII 138, extinct in the male line mid-15th century. 

[698] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, II, p. 155. 

[699] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, I and II, pp. 153-4. 

[700] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, I and II, pp. 153-4. 

[701] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, II, p. 155. 

[702] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, II, p. 155. 

[703] Wouters (1849), Annexes, Vita B. Arniky, II, p. 155. 

[704] Saint-Trond, CX, p. 150. 

[705] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[706] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Diplomata Belgica, Liber II, LXXIII, p. 296. 

[707] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 64, p. 35. 

[708] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 75, p. 41. 

[709] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXX, p. 586. 

[710] Kremer (1781), Band III, Urkunden Jülich, LIX, p. 79. 

[711] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars IV, XXX, p. 586. 

[712] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXCV, p. 768. 

[713] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CXCV, p. 768. 

[714] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 553. 

[715] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CLXXX, p. 157. 

[716] Wolters (1850), Annexes, 11, p. 229. 

[717] Wolters (1850), Annexes, 13, p. 231. 

[718] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXVII, p. 77. 

[719] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, XXVII, p. 26. 

[720] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVI, p. 96. 

[721] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[722] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[723] Brogne Necrology, p. 348. 

[724] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[725] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, no citation. 

[726] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVI, p. 96. 

[727] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, quoting Vetus Chronicon, Gramaye Historia urbis et provinciæ Mechliniensis, appendix ad res Mechlinienses

[728] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[729] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27. 

[730] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[731] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Donationes Belgicæ, Liber I, XLIV, p. 375. 

[732] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, no citation. 

[733] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVI, p. 96. 

[734] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27. 

[735] John Immerseel, in a private email to the author dated 9 Jan 2009.  

[736] Liège Saint-Lambert, 58, p. 96. 

[737] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162. 

[738] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[739] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. IV, p. 380. 

[740] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27 et seq. 

[741] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. IV, p. 380. 

[742] Brogne Necrology, p. 311. 

[743] Liège Saint-Lambert, 58, p. 96. 

[744] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 161, no citation. 

[745] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, LXXXVI, p. 96. 

[746] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[747] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[748] Historia Comitum Ghisnensium 122, MGH SS XXIV, p. 620. 

[749] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. IV, p. 380. 

[750] Afflighem, 70, p. 109. 

[751] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. I, p. 542. 

[752] Historia Fundationis Ecclesiæ Ninivensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 553. 

[753] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1138, MGH SS XXV, p. 530. 

[754] De Persecutione Ecclesiæ Ninivensis, MGH SS XXV, p. 554. 

[755] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. I, p. 542. 

[756] Afflighem, 70, p. 109. 

[757] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. I, p. 542. 

[758] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[759] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[760] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 179, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[761] Brogne Necrology, p. 290. 

[762] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 71. 

[763] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 71. 

[764] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 70, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[765] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1214, MGH SS XXV, p. 540. 

[766] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1214, MGH SS XXV, p. 540. 

[767] Balduini Ninovensis Chronicon 1214, MGH SS XXV, p. 540. 

[768] Ninove, CLVI, p. 862. 

[769] Ninove, CLVI, p. 862. 

[770] Not included in the version reproduced by Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge"

[771] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIV, p. 753. 

[772] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 213, "Extraict des lettrages de l´abbaye de Villers". 

[773] Not included in the version reproduced by Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 227, "Lettre tirée de l´archive de l´abbaye de Grimberge"

[774] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXXIV, p. 753. 

[775] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 71. 

[776] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 70, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[777] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[778] ES VIII 28, extinct in the male line [1511]. 

[779] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CVI, p. 117. 

[780] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXII, p. 745. 

[781] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXX, p. 562. 

[782] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXX, p. 562. 

[783] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. I, p. 542. 

[784] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 46, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[785] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXIII, p. 746. 

[786] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 70, "Extraicts du registre des chartes de Brabant". 

[787] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXIII, p. 746. 

[788] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXIII, p. 746. 

[789] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, Notitia Ecclesiarum Belgii, CLXIII, p. 746. 

[790] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[791] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[792] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[793] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[794] Patrologia Latina, Vol. 180, col. 1209B. 

[795] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Chronycke van Nederlant van den jaere 1027 tot den jaere 1525 (no precise citation). 

[796] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. IV, p. 380. 

[797] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27 et seq. 

[798] Sigebertus, Auctarium Affligemense, 1159, MGH SS VI, p. 404. 

[799] Wauters (1855), Tome II, p. 162, quoting Miræus Opera diplomatica, t. IV, p. 380. 

[800] Afflighem, 70, p. 109. 

[801] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye de St Michel en Anvers". 

[802] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 43. 

[803] Croenen, G. (2003) Familie en Macht - De Familie Berthout en de Brabants Adel (Leuven University), p. 27 et seq. 

[804] Brogne Necrology, p. 311. 

[805] Afflighem, 70, p. 109. 

[806] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye de St Michel en Anvers". 

[807] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[808] Ardenne Saint-Hubert, Tome I, CXXIV, p. 160. 

[809] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[810] Michel, F. (1840) Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre (Paris), p. 154. 

[811] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[812] Michel (1840), p. 154. 

[813] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[814] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 64, p. 35. 

[815] Michel, F. (1840) Histoire des ducs de Normandie et des rois d´Angleterre (Paris), p. 154. 

[816] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[817] Sollerius, J. B. (ed.) (1718) Acta S. Rumoldi episcopi et martyris et patroni Mechliniensium (Antwerp), 61, p. 114 (available, full view, on Google Book). 

[818] Niederrheins Urkundenbuch, Band II, 64, p. 35. 

[819] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 68. 

[820] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de l´abbaye d´Everbode". 

[821] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 68. 

[822] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LXXVI, p. 233. 

[823] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LXXVI, p. 233. 

[824] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LXXVI, p. 233. 

[825] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CIII, p. 115. 

[826] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 80, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[827] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[828] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXLVIII, p. 124. 

[829] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[830] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars II, LXXVI, p. 233. 

[831] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, CVI, p. 117. 

[832] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXLVIII, p. 124. 

[833] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXXI, p. 572. 

[834] Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia, RHGF XIII, p. 562. 

[835] Butkens (1724), Vol. I, Preuves, p. 80, "Lettre tirée des chartes de Brabant". 

[836] Foppens (1734), Tome III, Pars I, CXLVIII, p. 124. 

[837] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, p. 573. 

[838] Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXXXI, p. 572. 

[839] Du Chesne, A. (1631) Preuves de l´Histoire des maisons de Guines, d´Ardres, Gand et Coucy (Paris) (“Du Chesne (1631), Guines, Preuves”), p. 301. 

[840] Du Chesne (1631), Guines, Preuves, p. 303. 

[841] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de la commanderie de Pitsenbourg à Malines". 

[842] Butkens (1724), Vol. II, p. 65, "Extraict des chartes de la commanderie de Pitsenbourg à Malines". 

[843] Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series, [eerste deel], Part 1, 6, p. 4. 

[844] ES I.2 237. 

[845] Liekens (1925) Vol. 1, pp. 195-9.  [John Immerseel]