BURGUNDY duchy, NOBILITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 4

Chapter 1.                COMTES d'AUTUN. 5

A.         COMTES d’AUTUN.. 5

B.         SEIGNEURS de BOURBON-LANCY.. 11

C.        SEIGNEURS de DIGOIN.. 14

Chapter 2.                COMTES d'ATUYER. 18

A.         COMTES d'ATUYER.. 19

B.         COMTES d'ATUYER (FAMILY of COMTES de DIJON) 20

Chapter 3.                COMTES et VICOMTES d'AUXERRE. 24

A.         COMTES d'AUXERRE 859-921. 24

B.         VICOMTES d'AUXERRE.. 27

C.        COMTES d'AUXERRE 1273-1440 (BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 28

D.        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-BRIS (MELLO) 33

E.         SEIGNEURS de TOUCY.. 45

F.         SEIGNEURS de VENISY.. 55

Chapter 4.                COMTES d'AUXOIS et de DUESMOIS, SIRES de FOUVENT. 61

A.         COMTES d'AUXOIS.. 61

B.         SEIGNEURS de FOUVENT. 64

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTREAL. 69

Chapter 5.                COMTES de CHALON. 86

A.         COMTES de CHALON.. 86

B.         COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de SEMUR.. 93

C.        COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de DONZY.. 95

D.        COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de THIERN.. 96

E.         COMTES de CHALON (until 1237), SIRES de SALINS (from 1237) (BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 102

Chapter 6.                COMTES et VICOMTES de DIJON. 111

A.         COMTES de DIJON.. 111

B.         VICOMTES de DIJON.. 119

C.        VICOMTES de DIJON (CHAMPLITTE) 120

D.        VICOMTES de BEAUNE.. 125

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON.. 129

F.         SEIGNEURS de GRANCEY.. 133

G.        SEIGNEURS de MAILLY.. 142

H.        SEIGNEURS de MIREBEL. 144

I.      SEIGNEURS de MONTAGU.. 144

J.         SEIGNEURS de MONTBARD, SEIGNEURS d’EPOISSES.. 150

J.         SEIGNEURS de MONT-SAINT-JEAN.. 151

K.         SEIGNEURS de NAVILLY, SEIGNEURS de NEUBLANS.. 164

L.         SEIGNEURS de POUILLY-sur-SAÔNE.. 168

M.        SEIGNEURS de SALMAISE.. 173

N.        COMTES (SEIGNEURS) de SAULX.. 176

O.        SEIGNEURS de SEMBERNON.. 186

P.         SEIGNEURS de SEMUR.. 192

Q.        SEIGNEURS de TILCHÂTEL. 209

R.        SEIGNEURS de VERGY.. 214

Chapter 7.                COMTES et VICOMTES de MÂCON. 228

A.         COMTES de MÂCON.. 228

B.         COMTES de MÂCON (IVREA) 234

C.        COMTES de MÂCON, COMTES d'AUXONNE (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 245

D.        COMTES de MÂCON et de VIENNE 1147-after 1239. 254

E.         VICOMTES de MÂCON.. 261

F.         SEIGNEURS d’ANTIGNY et de PAGNY.. 267

G.        SEIGNEURS de BÂGÉ [BAUGÉ] 271

H.        SEIGNEURS de BEAUJEU.. 282

I.      SEIGNEURS de BEAUJEU [FOREZ-ALBON] 308

J.         SEIGNEURS de BRANCION (GROSSUS) 314

Chapter 8.                COMTES de NEVERS. 327

A.         COMTES de NEVERS 990-1181. 327

B.         COMTES de NEVERS (COURTENAY, DONZY, BURGUNDY) 351

C.        COMTES de NEVERS 1404-1500 (VALOIS) 356

D.        COMTES de NEVERS 1500-1521 (KLEVE) 358

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-en-BAZOIS.. 359

F.         SEIGNEURS de DONZY.. 363

Chapter 9.                COMTES et VICOMTES de TONNERRE. 371

A.         COMTES de TONNERRE.. 371

B.         COMTES de TONNERRE (NEVERS, COURTENAY, BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 382

C.        COMTES de TONNERRE (BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 388

D.        COMTES de TONNERRE (HUSSON) 389

E.         VICOMTES de TONNERRE.. 390

F.         SIRES de NOYERS.. 394

Chapter 10.              OTHER BURGUNDIAN NOBILITY. 405

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The origin of the duchy of Burgundy is discussed in the Introduction to the companion document BURGUNDY DUCHY, DUKES.  In 956, the duchy of Burgundy included the counties of Auxerre, Autun, Avallon, Beaune, Chalon, Dijon, Langres, Nevers and Tonnerre, and probably also the counties of Mâcon and Oscheret[1].  Lothaire King of the West Franks confiscated the counties of Langres and Dijon in 967 and gave them to the Bishop of Langres[2].  The counties of Autun, Auxois and Dijon existed until the 11th century but appear at that time to have been absorbed into the duchy of Burgundy.  The main castellan lineages within the duchy of Burgundy were the Seigneurs de Bâgé, Beaujeu, Beaumont, Brancion, Donzy, Saulx, Seignelay, Semur, Tilchâtel and Vergy.  It is probable that all of these families were suzerains of the Burgundian comital families set out in this document.  Little evidence has so far been found to indicate that they were direct vassals of the Burgundian dukes. 

 

The first tier of nobility within the duchy of Burgundy acquired considerable local autonomy.  The counts of Mâcon and Nevers contracted high profile marriages with many prominent families throughout France, as well as with the Burgundian ducal family.  It can be postulated that the presence of these competing noble families within the duchy constituted one of the reasons why the dukes of Burgundy did not fulfil their full potential as a regional power in the 12th and 13th centuries, compared say with what the comtes de Poitou/dukes of Aquitaine achieved in the 11th and early 12th centuries. 

 

As will be seen below, the sources which confirm the genealogies of noble families in the duchy of Burgundy are numerous and varied.  In particular, the following cartularies from monasteries in and around the duchy include many important details:  Beaulieu[3] (comtes de Nevers), Bugey Saint-Sulpice[4] (seigneurs de Beaujeu), Cîteaux[5] (vicomtes de Beaune, comtes de Langres, comtes de Mâcon, comtes de Nevers, seigneurs de Vergy), Cluny[6] (most major families), Flavigny[7] (comtes d’Auxerre, comtes d’Auxois, comtes de Bolenois, comtes de Chalon, comtes de Mâcon, comtes de Nevers), Corbigny[8] (comtes de Nevers), Jully-lès-Nonnains[9] (comtes de Nevers, seigneurs de Noyers), La Charité-sur-Loire[10] (seigneurs de Donzy), Marcigny-sur-Loire[11] (seigneurs de Bourbon-Lancy, comtes de Mâcon, comtes de Nevers, seigneurs de Saumur), Molesme[12] (comtes de Nevers, vicomtes de Tonnerre, sires de Toucy), Paray-le-Monial[13] (seigneurs de Bourbon-Lancy, comtes de Chalon, comtes de Mâcon), Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon[14] (comtes d’Auxerre, comtes d’Auxois, comtes de Bolenois, comtes de Chalon, comtes de Dijon, comtes de Mâcon, seigneurs de Salmaise), Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire[15] (comtes d’Autun, comtes de Chalon, vicomtes de Mâcon, comtes de Nevers, comtes de Tonnerre, sires de Toucy), Saint-Chaffre[16] (comtes de Tonnerre), Saint-Cyr de Nevers[17] (comtes de Nevers), Saint-Marcel-lès-Chalon[18] (comtes de Chalon), Saint-Vincent-de-Mâcon[19] (seigneurs de Bâgé, comtes de Mâcon, vicomtes de Mâcon), Savigny[20] (seigneurs de Beaujeu, seigneurs de Saumur), Vignory Saint-Etienne[21] (comtes de Chalon). 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES d'AUTUN

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d’AUTUN

 

 

The county of Autun is one of the first Burgundian counties to be mentioned in primary sources.  The first recorded Comte d'Autun is Theoderic [I], whose origins are not known definitely but who was most probably related to the Carolingian family of Childebrand/Nibelung (see the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY).  His descendants continued to hold the county of Autun until Bernard Marquis of Septimania lost it in 830.  No record has so far been found of the rulers of the county from that date until 864, when it was awarded to Bernard "Plantevelue" son of the previous Comte Bernard.  Possession of the county was disputed by Boson, later King [of Provence], in the late 870s.  He installed his brother Richard, later Duke of Burgundy, as Comte d'Autun.  After the death of Duke Richard in 921, the county of Autun continued to be held by the dukes of Burgundy. 

 

 

1.         THEODERIC [I], son of --- (-[791/15 Dec 804]).  The origin of Comte Theoderic is not known.  An interesting speculation is a relationship with the early Saxon leader Widukind, as explained further in the document CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY.  Comte d'Autun.  Einhard indicates that Theoderic was related to Charles I King of the Franks when he records that in 782 the king sent his three missi "Adalgiso camerario et Geilone comite stabuli et Worado comite palati" to meet "in…Saxonis…Theodericus comes, propinquus regis"[22], the relationship probably being through the wife of Theoderic [I].  "Carolus…rex Francorum et Langobardorum" gave a judgment by charter dated to [Dec 775] which names "fidelibus…Widrigo, Odrigo, Theodrico, Bernehardo, Albuino, Aginhardo, Berngario comitibus et Anshelmo comite palacii nostri"[23].  Einhard records that Charles I King of the Franks sent "Theodorico comite et Meginfredo camerario suo" to "aquilonalem Danubii ripam" in 791[24].  "Willelmus…comes" names "genitore meo Theuderico et genitrice mea Aldana" in his charter dated 14 Dec 804 (version two: dated 15 Dec 804) for the foundation of the monastery of Gellone[25]

a)         TEUDOIN (-826 or after).  "Willelmus…comes" names "fratribus meis Theudoino et Adalelmo" (version two: "fratre meo Teodoino et Teoderico et Adalelmo") in his charter dated 14 Dec 804 (version two: dated 15 Dec 804) for the foundation of the monastery of Gellone.  Comte d'Autun 804/26. 

b)         GUILLAUME ([750/55]-Gellone [28 May [812/13]/21 May 815]).  Comte de Toulouse, Marquis de Septimanie. 

i)          BERNARD ([795]-executed Toulouse Saint-Sernin 844).  "Willelmus…comes" names "filiabus meis et filiis Barnardo, Witchario, Gotcelmo, Helimbruch" (version two: "filios meos et filias Witcario, Hildehelmo et Helinbruch") in his charter dated 14 Dec 804 (version two: dated 15 Dec 804) for the foundation of the monastery of Gellone, Bernard being named in only one of the versions[26].  Flodoard refers to "Bernardo comiti Tolosano, propinquo suo [Teodulfo comite]"[27].  Thegan's Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "quondam duce Bernhardo, qui erat de stirpe regali" was accused of violating "Iudith reginam" but comments that this was all lies[28]Comte d'Autun until 830.  Marquis de Septimanie until 831.  He was installed as Count of Barcelona in 827 or before.  Einhard's Annales name "Bernhardus…Barcinonæ comes" in 827[29].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Barnhardus comes Barcinonensis" was made camerarius in the palace in 829[30].  Emperor Louis I appointed "Bernard Duke of Septimania" as his chamberlain and entrusted his son Charles to him, but he "recklessly abused the imperial power…and undermined it entirely".  He was banished to Septimania in [Apr 830] by the emperor's sons who rebelled against their father[31].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "præfatus Bernardus" fled to Barcelona in 830[32].  The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "Bernhardus" fled into exile in Spain and was deprived of his honours [in 831][33].  The same source records that "Werinus et Bernhardus comites" gathered a force in Burgundy and reached "Matronam fluvium" [in 834][34].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Bernardus comes marcæ Hispanicæ" was sentenced to death in 844[35].  The Annales Xantenses record that "Bernhardus comes" was killed "a Karolo" in 844, after which "filio Bernhardi" and "Pippinus rex Aquitainiæ, filius Pippini" defeated the king's army[36].  The Annales Fuldenses record that "Karolus" killed "Bernhardum Barcenonensium ducem" in 844 "incautem et nihil ab eo suspicantem"[37].

(a)       BERNARD "Plantevelue" (Uzès 22 Mar 841-[20 Jun 885/16 Aug 886], maybe 6 Jan 886).  The Manual of Dhuoda records the birth "XI Kal Apr", in the year following the death of Emperor Louis, at "Uzecia urbes" of the second child [Bernard] of Doda and her husband Bernard[38].  The Annales Bertiniani name "rex markiones Bernardum scilicet Tolosæ et iterum Bernardum Gothiæ, itemque Bernardum alium" in 868[39].  Lay Abbot of Brioude 857/68.  Comte d'Autun 864/69, deposed.  Comte de Rodez 864/74.  Comte d'Auvergne after 872.  The Annales Bertiniani name "Bernardum Arvenicum comitem" in 877[40].  He obtained the county of Mâcon during the wars between the Carolingians and the Bosonids[41].  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "VIII Id Jan" of "Bernardus comes"[42]

ii)         THEODERIC [IV] (-soon after 826).  The Manual of Dhuoda names (in order) "Willelmus, Chungundis, Gariberga, Vuithbergis, Teddericus, Gothzelmus, Guarnarius, Rothlindis" as relatives of Bernard, husband of Doda[43], which suggests that the last four named were the children of Guillaume by his second wife "Vuithbergis", assuming that all four were his children.  Comte d'Autun.  "Theodericus comes in Augustiduno civitate" issued a charter dated Dec 815 subscribed by "Dotinus, Ado, Bligario vicecomite, Girbaudus vicarius"[44].  "Fredelus advocatus Hildebrandi comitis" is named in a judgment of "Theodericus comes" in a charter dated Mar 818[45].  The judgment of "Theoderico comite" ordered the restitution of property at Baugy claimed by "Fulchardus advocatus…Nivelongo comiti" in a charter dated Apr 818[46]

 

 

It is likely that Ekkehard and his brother Bernard were related to the family of Theoderic [I], set out above, but the precise relationship has not been identified. 

1.         EKKEHARD [Ecchard], son of CHILDEBRAND [III] & his wife Dunna --- ([810/15]-8 Apr [876/77], bur monastère de Fleury-sur-Loire, Nièvre).  "Hludovvicus…imperator augustus" granted land at Perrecy in Autun to "fideli nostro Ecchardo" by charter dated 29 Dec 839[47].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "filii Etkardi comitis duo, item Eokardus, Guntardus et Richuinus comites" were captured at the siege of Toulouse in 844[48], Settipani suggesting that "item Eokardus" refers to Ekkehard son of Childebrand [III] and his wife Dunna[49].  Ekkehard was one of the rebels against King Charles "le Chauve" in 858.  According to Gingins-la-Sarra, Ekkehard was invested as Comte de Chalon [in 863], Comte d'Autun et de Mâcon [in 873][50]Philipon says that Gingins-la-Sarra “se trompe évidemment” in making these statements[51].  A charter dated to [866/75] relates to a dispute between "Vulfaldum episcopum et Heccardum comitem" concerning land at Perrecy, heard before "Leudo episcopus et Adelardus comes missi dominici in comitatu Augustidunense", refers to a charter "de temporibus domni Pipini regis sive de nomen Nivelongi"[52]

2.         BERNARD "le Veau" (-murdered 872).  Settipani quotes a list from Faremoutiers which names "Hiltibrandus mo[nachos]…Theoterichus com[es], Hæckardus, Bernardus…", suggesting that the last three were brothers, sons of the first named[53].  He was invested as Comte d'Autun by King Louis "le Bègue" in 868.  Bernard was murdered by Bernard "Plantevelue" Comte d'Auvergne [Aquitaine], who had been dispossessed as Comte d'Autun in favour of Comte Bernard.  "Heccardus comes" names "germani mei Bernardi" in his testamentary disposition dated to [Jan 876][54]

 

 

1.         BERNARD, son of BERNARD Comte en Poitou & his wife Bilichildis du Maine (-after 879).  The Annales Bertiniani name "rex markiones Bernardum scilicet Tolosæ et iterum Bernardum Gothiæ, itemque Bernardum alium" in 868[55].  He was installed as Marquis of Septimania, and Comte d'Autun in 876.  He was deprived of his territories in 877 by Hugues "l'Abbé" who installed Rainulf II Comte de Poitou in his place.  The Annales Bertiniani name "Bernardum Gothiæ markionem" in 877[56].  Pope John VIII excommunicated "Bernardum filium Bernardi et Belihildis" in 879[57].  He rebelled against Bernard "Plantevelue" in 879 but was defeated.  The Annales Bertiniani record the rebellion of "Bernardi markionis" in 878[58].  The Gesta regum Francorum records in 880 the submission of "Bernhardum" to "filiis Hludowici" during their fight against "Buosenem in Gallia"[59], although it is not certain that this refers to the same person. 

 

 

It is likely that Theoderic [VI] was related to the families of Ekkehard and Theoderic [I], set out above, but the precise relationship has not been identified. 

1.         THEODERIC [VI] "le Trésorier", son of --- (-882 or 883).  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Pardulus episcopus, Altmarus, Theodacrus" as missi in "Lauduniso, Portiano, Suessonico, Urciso et Vadiro"[60].  He was invested as Comte d'Autun in 878 by King Louis II "le Bègue".  The Annales Bertiniani record his resignation of Autun in 879 after Boso disputed his possession of it[61].  He took the villa of Perrecy on the death of his brother. 

 

 

1.         RICHARD, son of comte BUVINUS [Bouvin] & his wife --- d'Arles (-[31 Aug or 1 or 29 Sep] 921, bur Abbaye de Sainte-Colombe de Sens, Yonne).  The Annales Bertiniani name "Richardus frater Bosonis" when recording that, after the capture of Vienne by the forces of King Carloman, he took “uxorem Bosonis et filiam eius” back to “comitatum suum Augustudensem” in 882[62].  Comte in 876, subsequently assuming the role of his brother Boson as missus in Italy in early 877, when the latter was recalled by Emperor Charles II.  Comte d'Autun.  “Carlomannus…Rex” restored property “villam Taniacum” to the church of Autun, at the request of “Richardi Comiti Augustodensis”, by charter dated 1 Dec 880, the text ending with “Theodoricus Comes ambasciavit[63].  He established himself in the future duchy of Burgundy, north of his brother's realm, with his capital at Autun.  He was invested as lay abbot of Saint-Symphorien by Carloman King of the East Franks in 880.  He succeeded his wife's uncle Hugues l'Abbé as Comte d'Auxerre in 886.  He led the Carolingian army which besieged his brother King Boso at Vienne in 882.  The counties in Burgundy, except Mâcon, submitted to him.  In 890 he was referred to as dux, marchio in 900, and dux Burgundionem in 918/921, later known as RICHARD "le Justicier" Duke of Burgundy

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de BOURBON-LANCY

 

 

1.         ANSEDEUS .  "Ansedei de Burbon, Ansedeii filii eius, Wichardi filii eius…" subscribed the charter of "Hugo comes" under which he donated property to Paray-le-Monial, dated to before 1039[64].  1030.  m ---.  The wife of Ansedeus is not known.  Ansedeus & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANSEDEUS .  "Ansedei de Burbon, Ansedeii filii eius, Wichardi filii eius…" subscribed the charter of "Hugo comes" under which he donated property to Paray-le-Monial, dated to before 1039[65].  1030/1049.  m ---.  The wife of Ansedeus is not known.  Ansedeus & his wife had two children: 

i)          ANSEDEUS (-after 1087)

-         see below

ii)         HUMBERT [I] de Bourbon-Lancy m ERMENGARDE de Chalon, daughter of THIBAUT Comte de Chalon & his wife Ermentrude ---.  "Ermengardis" made a donation to Cluny dated Nov 1083, naming "Teudbaldus comes Cabilonensis" (although not specifying that she was his daughter), witnessed by "Humbertus de Borbon…viri mei" and "Humbertum filium nostrum puerulum monachum ad serviendum Deo in ipso loco"[66].  This is supplemented by the undated charter which records that "post mortem eius [comes domus Tetbaldus] filius eius domnus Hugo" agreed with "domnun Unbertum" to give "sororem Hermengardam in conjugium", before stating that "prædicta Hermengardis sentiens sibi mortem vicinam" wished to donate property to the abbey of Paray-le-Moniale, naming "filium Unbertum puerulum" whom she "obtulit Deo", which "[viri sui] domnus Unbertus" later donated by an undated charter[67].  Dame de Digoine.  Humbert & his wife had one child: 

(a)       HUMBERT .  "Ermengardis" made a donation to Cluny dated Nov 1083, naming "Teudbaldus comes Cabilonensis" (although not specifying that she was his daughter), witnessed by "Humbertus de Borbon…viri mei" and "Humbertum filium nostrum puerulum monachum ad serviendum Deo in ipso loco"[68].  Monk at Cluny. 

b)         GUICHARD de Bourbon-Lancy (-after [1055/65]).  "Ansedei de Burbon, Ansedeii filii eius, Wichardi filii eius…" subscribed the charter of "Hugo comes" under which he donated property to Paray-le-Monial, dated to before 1039[69].  "Guichard [de Bourbon-Lancy]" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire when "ma fille vierge nommé Cécile" was about to become a nun "approuvé par mon fils Dalmace" by charter dated to [1055/65][70]m MATHILDE de Semur, daughter DALMAS [I] Seigneur de Semur & his wife Aremburge ---.  The origin of the wife of Guichard de Bourbon-Lancy is proved by the charter dated to [1098/1109] under which "Dalmacius Borbonensis" (this couple's son) donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire in which he names "avunculus meus domnus Hugo abbas Cluniacensis"[71].  Bouchard highlights that she is named as Mathilde only by Jean Richard in his study of the cartulary of Marcigny, not in the actual charters[72].  The four daughters of Dalmas [I] Seigneur de Semur are named in the "Notes historiques sur le prieuré de Marcigny", included in the cartulary of Marcigny-sur-Loire, (in order) "…Materdis, Adalaidæ et Cecilæ atque Evellæ"[73].  Other sources name the husbands of Adelaide and "Evella" [Hélie].  It is not impossible that the wife of Guichard was the daughter named Cécile.  Guichard & his wife had two children: 

i)          DALMAS de Bourbon-Lancy .  "Guichard [de Bourbon-Lancy]" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire when "ma fille vierge nommé Cécile" was about to become a nun "approuvé par mon fils Dalmace" by charter dated to [1055/65][74].  "Dalmacius Borbonensis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1098/1109] in which he names "avunculus meus domnus Hugo abbas Cluniacensis"[75]m WILLELMA, daughter of ---.  "Dalmacius Borbonensis et eius frater Wichardus necnon et Willelmus Fortis qui eorum habet sororem" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire "pro eorum matre Willelma" who was about to become a nun there, by charter dated to [after 1130?][76].  Dalmas & his wife had three children: 

(a)       DALMAS .  "Dalmacius Borbonensis et eius frater Wichardus necnon et Willelmus Fortis qui eorum habet sororem" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire "pro eorum matre Willelma" who was about to become a nun there, by charter dated to [after 1130?][77]

(b)       GUICHARD .  "Dalmacius Borbonensis et eius frater Wichardus necnon et Willelmus Fortis qui eorum habet sororem" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire "pro eorum matre Willelma" who was about to become a nun there, by charter dated to [after 1130?][78]

(c)       daughter .  "Dalmacius Borbonensis et eius frater Wichardus necnon et Willelmus Fortis qui eorum habet sororem" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire "pro eorum matre Willelma" who was about to become a nun there, by charter dated to [after 1130?][79]m GUILLAUME "Fortis" ---. 

ii)         CECILE .  "Guichard [de Bourbon-Lancy]" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire when "ma fille vierge nommé Cécile" was about to become a nun "approuvé par mon fils Dalmace" by charter dated to [1055/65][80]

 

 

ANSEDEUS, son of ANSEDEUS de Bourbon & his wife --- (-after 1087).  1056/1087. 

m WILELMA, daughter of ---.  She became a nun at Marcigny[81]

Ansedeus & his wife had two children:

1.         DALMAS .  "Domnus Dalmatius de Borbon…laudante filio suo Falcone" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[82].  "Miles domnus Dalmatius…Agnes uxor eius filiique Falco et Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[83]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Miles domnus Dalmatius…Agnes uxor eius filiique Falco et Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[84].  Dalmas & his wife had four children: 

a)         FOULQUES .  "Domnus Dalmatius de Borbon…laudante filio suo Falcone" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[85].  "Miles domnus Dalmatius…Agnes uxor eius filiique Falco et Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[86]m ---.  The name of Foulques’s wife is not known.  Foulques & his wife had four children: 

i)          HUGUES .  Sire de Bourbon.  m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had five children: 

(a)       DALMAS (-after [1145]). 

(b)       GUICHARD (-after [1145]).  m ---.  The name of Guichard’s wife is not known.  Guichard & his wife had one child: 

(1)       daughter m (before 1182) DALMAS [II] de Semur, son of --- (-after [1168]). 

(c)       GUILLAUME (-after 1132). 

(d)       [ELISABETH] .  m --- de Jaligny, son of ---. 

(e)       GUILLEMETTE (-after 1128).  Nun at Marcigny. 

ii)         GEOFFROY (-after 1095). 

iii)        GERARD

iv)       GUILLAUME

b)         GUICHARD .  "Miles domnus Dalmatius…Agnes uxor eius filiique Falco et Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter[87]

c)         HUMBERT .  1077. 

d)         BARTHELEMY .  1077. 

2.         ANSEDEUS de Charolles .  m CLAIRE, daughter of ---.  Ansedeus & his wife had children: 

a)         GUICHARD .  "Miles...Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter, witnessed by “ipse Wichardus, Hugo et Agano fratres eius...” and later confirmed by “Hugo comes[88]

b)         HUGUES .  "Miles...Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter, witnessed by “ipse Wichardus, Hugo et Agano fratres eius...” and later confirmed by “Hugo comes[89]

c)         AGANON .  "Miles...Wichardus" donated property to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter, witnessed by “ipse Wichardus, Hugo et Agano fratres eius...” and later confirmed by “Hugo comes[90]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de DIGOIN

 

 

1.         LIEBAUD (-after 1006).  "Miles...comitis Ottonis, Letbaldus" donated “ecclesiam...sancti Petri...loco...Puteolis” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by undated charter[91].  Robert II King of France confirmed the donations of property “in comitatu...Belnensi secus fluvium...Duina” to "in loco...Puteolus...ecclesia...beati Petri" made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by “Letbaldus miles”, at the request of “Vualone comite et fratre eius Vualterio”, by charter dated [1006][92].  The name of the donor indicates that he may have been the ancestor of the later seigneurs de Digoin.  In addition, the name “Duina” in this charter is similar to “Digonia”, although this connection has not been confirmed. 

 

 

1.         JOSSERAND de DigoinSeigneur de Digoin"Jocerannus de Digonia" donated property to Cluny, confirmed after his death by "Letbaudus de Digonia filius eius…filius ipsius Leubaudi, Letbaudus iunior", by two undated charters which refer to the unnamed wife of "Letbaudus [senior]"[93].  "...Joceranni de Digonio..." subscribed the charter dated to [993/1048] under which "Bernardus" donated property "in episcopatu Matisconensi in villa Marziaco..." to Cluny[94]m ---.  The name of Josserand’s wife is not known.  Josserand & his wife had one child: 

a)         LIEBAUD [I] de Digoin (-[after 1105]).  "Jocerannus de Digonia" donated property to Cluny, confirmed after his death by "Letbaudus de Digonia filius eius…filius ipsius Leubaudi, Letbaudus iunior", by two undated charters which refer to the unnamed wife of "Letbaudus [senior]"[95]Seigneur de Digoin.  "...Letbaldus [de] Digonia..." subscribed the charter dated to [1080] under which "Domnus Hugo de Bitiaco...Joceranno de Coperia" donated property "in pago Matiscensi, Casales...molendini..." to Cluny[96].  A charter dated 1105, before 18 Jan, records that "Bernardum de Cacchiaco cum coniuge sua Girberga..." donated "æccleias Quadrellæ" to Cluny, and that "Leotbaldus Digoniensis pater, Leotbaldusque filius eius" later challenged the donation but reached a settlement with the abbot[97]m --- [de Beaujeu], daughter of GUICHARD [III] Seigneur [de Beaujeu] & his wife Richoara [de Salornay].  The origin of the wife of Liébaud de Digoin is determined from the second charter dated [1055] under which "Richoara uxor Wichardi de Bellojoco" donated the church of Vitry with the consent of "viro meo Wichardo et filiis meis Humberto et Dalmatio et filiabus meis" to Cluny, which confirms that after the death of Richoara "Lebaldus de Igonia gener eius" was obliged to accept this donation to settle a dispute with the abbey[98].  Liébaud [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          LIEBAUD [II] de Digoin (-after 25 Jul 1128).  "Jocerannus de Digonia" donated property to Cluny, confirmed after his death by "Letbaudus de Digonia filius eius…filius ipsius Leubaudi, Letbaudus iunior", by two undated charters which refer to the unnamed wife of "Letbaudus [senior]"[99].  "Leotbaldus de Digonia...Girardus filius Ledbaldi de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated 25 Jul 1128 under which "Robertus Dalmacii filius iterum Roberti Dalmacii" confirmed the donation of "mansum de Columnis" to Cluny[100]m ---.  The name of Liébaud’s wife is not known.  Liébaud [II] & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GERARD de Digoin .  "Leotbaldus de Digonia...Girardus filius Ledbaldi de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated 25 Jul 1128 under which "Robertus Dalmacii filius iterum Roberti Dalmacii" confirmed the donation of "mansum de Columnis" to Cluny[101]

 

 

1.         JOSSERAND de Digoin (-after [1150]).  “Jocerannus de Digoni et omnes fratres eius Girardus...et Lebaudus et Antelmus” donated rights in their lands to La Ferté-sur-Grosne by charter dated to [1145][102].  “Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][103]m ---, daughter of ---.  “Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][104].  Josserand & his wife had three children: 

a)         JOSSERAND de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][105]

b)         GUICHARD de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][106]

c)         ALIX de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][107]

2.         GERARD de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digoni et omnes fratres eius Girardus...et Lebaudus et Antelmus” donated rights in their lands to La Ferté-sur-Grosne by charter dated to [1145][108]

3.         LIEBAUD de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digoni et omnes fratres eius Girardus...et Lebaudus et Antelmus” donated rights in their lands to La Ferté-sur-Grosne by charter dated to [1145][109]

4.         ANTELME de Digoin .  “Jocerannus de Digoni et omnes fratres eius Girardus...et Lebaudus et Antelmus” donated rights in their lands to La Ferté-sur-Grosne by charter dated to [1145][110]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Digoin (-[Dec 1228/Dec 1233]).  "Homines mei...Hugo de Digonia...Guichardus de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated 1205 under which Beatrix Ctss de Chalon settled a dispute concerning "ville Paredi et Toloni" with Cluny[111].  Another charter dated 1205 concerning the same subject was witnessed by "...Hugone de Digonia et Guicardo fratre eius..."[112]Seigneur de Digoin"Milites mei...Hugo dominus de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated 1212 under which Beatrix Ctss de Chalon donated property to Cluny[113]"Dominum Hugonem de Digonia" is named as guarantor in a charter dated 23 Sep 1220 under which Jean Comte de Chalon settled disputes with Cluny[114]"Milites...Hugo de Digonia...Guichardus de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated Dec 1228 under which Jean Comte de Chalon granted rights relating to “Paredo et de Tolono” to Cluny[115]m --- (-after May 1238).  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  "Willelmum dominum de Digonia" confirmed the donation to Cluny of “mansum...Martholei” made by “Andreas de Ver domicellus...et mater eius ac uxor eiusdem” by charter dated May 1238[116].  Hugues & his wife had [two children]: 

a)         [GUILLAUME de Digoin (-after Feb 1244).  Seigneur de Digoin"Nobiles viri Willelmus, dominus de Digonia...milites" witnessed the charter dated Dec 1233 under which Guillaume Bishop of Chalon confirmed a donation to Cluny made by “Willelmus de Rossillon domicellus quondam frater noster...” to Cluny[117]"Willelmum dominum de Digonia" confirmed the donation to Cluny of “mansum...Martholei” made by “Andreas de Ver domicellus...et mater eius ac uxor eiusdem” by charter dated May 1238[118].  “Noble seigneur Guillaume de Digoine...aussy...Alix sa femme et aussy...ses enfants” granted privileges to the town of Digoin by charter dated Jul 1238[119]"Guillermus dominus de Digonia et Hugo frater eius, Robertus Dalmatii et Gaufridi Viridi milites" confirmed an obligation to Cluny of “Renaudus dominus Busseriæ” by charter dated Feb 1244[120]m (before May 1238) ---.  "Willelmum dominum de Digonia" confirmed the donation to Cluny of “mansum...Martholei” made by “Andreas de Ver domicellus...et mater eius ac uxor eiusdem” by charter dated May 1238[121].] 

b)         [HUGUES de Digoin (-after Feb 1244).  “Joceran seigneur de Brancion” attested that “Hugues de Digoine” had received “sa maison du Châtelet” as a fief from Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Aug 1242[122].  “Hugues de Digoine chevalier” attested that he had received “sa maison de Chatelet...ainsi que les villes d’Oudry et d’Auges” as fiefs from Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Aug 1242[123]"Guillermus dominus de Digonia et Hugo frater eius, Robertus Dalmatii et Gaufridi Viridi milites" confirmed an obligation to Cluny of “Renaudus dominus Busseriæ” by charter dated Feb 1244[124].] 

2.         GUICHARD de Digoin (-after Dec 1228).  "Homines mei...Hugo de Digonia...Guichardus de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated 1205 under which Beatrix Ctss de Chalon settled a dispute concerning "ville Paredi et Toloni" with Cluny[125].  Another charter dated 1205 concerning the same subject was witnessed by "...Hugone de Digonia et Guicardo fratre eius..."[126]"Milites...Hugo de Digonia...Guichardus de Digonia..." witnessed the charter dated Dec 1228 under which Jean Comte de Chalon granted rights relating to “Paredo et de Tolono” to Cluny[127]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES d'ATUYER

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d'ATUYER

 

 

The pagus Attoariorum, also known as Hattuarii and Atoariensis, lay west of the river Saône and comprised the eastern part of the archdeaconate of Dijon, within the diocesis of Langres, and the archdeaconate of Oscheret, in the diocesis of Chalon.  It was named after the Hattuarii, a Germanic people who also founded the pagus Hattuariensis north of Köln.  Its territory was reduced to the area which was later covered by the doyennés of Fouvent and Bèze after the separation of the pagus Oscarensis, dated to [836/52][128].  As shown below, records relating the comtes d’Atuyer have been found in primary sources from the late 9th century to the mid-11th.  After that date, it is assumed that the county was subsumed into the neighbouring county of Dijon or formed part of the territory governed directly by the dukes of Burgundy, although corroboration for this assumption has not yet been found in any of the primary sources so far consulted during the preparation of the present document.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records the foundation of the monastery of Saint-Pierre de Bèze "inter fluvium…Araris et Sagunna, et fluvium…Tyla…qui Besuus dicitur", which describes a location within the county of Atuyer[129]

 

 

AMEDEE, son of --- (-after 827).  He owned land as vassal of the abbey of St Bénigne, and land at Lecey as vassal of the bishop of Langres.  m ---.  The identity of the wife of Amedée is not known. 

Amedée & his wife had two children: 

1.         ANSCHIER (-[1 Dec 898/Mar 902]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte d’Oscheret 877-888.  Counsellor of Boson King of [Provence].  Together with his brother and Foucher Archbishop of Reims, he invited Guido II Duke of Spoleto to become king of France in opposition to Emperor Karl III “der Dicke” who had delivered Burgundy to the Vikings after his accession in 884.  Anschier accompanied Guido back to Italy after the election of Eudes as king of France in 888.  In Italy, he remained as counsellor to Guido di Spoleto, took part in the campaigns against Arnulf King of Germany who invaded Italy in 894 and 896, and became Marchese di Ivrea in [898/902]. 

-        MARCHESI di IVREA

2.         GUY (-killed in battle near the River Trebbia early 889).  Comte d’Atuyer.  A supporter of Charles II “le Chauve” King of the West Franks.  Together with his brother and Foucher Archbishop of Reims, he invited Guido II Duke of Spoleto to become king of France to oppose Emperor Karl III "der Dicke" who had delivered Burgundy to the Vikings after his accession in 884.  He accompanied Guido back to Italy after the election of Eudes as king of France in 888.    

 

 

 

B.      COMTES d'ATUYER (FAMILY of COMTES de DIJON)

 

 

HUGUES [II] de Dijon, son of HUGUES [I] Comte de Dijon & his wife Adalburgis --- .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[130], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records the death of "Hugo comes Divionensis" and a donation by "Adalburgis comitissa uxor eius" for his soul "cum laude filiorum ipsius Gibuini Catalauennsis Episcopi et Richardi qui post eum hunc tenuit comitatum et Hugonis Attoariorum comitis", the brothers later in the same passage recorded as having donated further land "post obitum matris"[131]Comte d'Atuyer.  Seigneur de Beaumont. 

m ERMENGARD, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "nobilis matrona Ermengardis" made "pro remedio animæ…senioris sui Hugonis, filiique sui Widonis…defunctus" naming "filii ipsius Hugo et Nerduinus simul Gibuinus", undated and with little clues as to the date from adjacent records of donations[132].  "Gibuinus" restored property "predium…Vuarua" to Dijon Saint-Etienne, bought by "pater meus Hugo comes" and donated for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis comitis et matris mee Hermingardis et fratris mei Norduini et filiorum eius Odonis et Hugonis", and made a donation "pro Hugone nepote meo", by undated charter, signed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue…"[133], dated to [1034] by Petit[134].  The unusual name "Narduin" given to her son suggests that she may be Ermengard, daughter of Narduin & his wife Odilia ---, but there is no proof that this is correct.  This hypothesis also appears sustainable from a chronological point of view, although no dates are known for either Hugues or his wife. 

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

1.         HUGUES [III] d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gybuinus clericus, frater Hugonis castri Bellimontis" which names "Ulrico nepoti meo" dated 1044[135]Comte d'Atuyer.  Seigneur de Beaumont.  m LETGARDE, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation "pro remedio animæ Odonis optimi militis atque…juventutis filii Nerduini, ictu repentino interfecti" which names "avunculus eius Hugo comes Belmontensis et ipsius Odonis uxor Gertrudis, fraterque eiusdem Hugo servum Teodericum" which also names "Gibuinus frater supradicti militis" dated 1034, signed by "Hugonis comitis, Letgardis comitissæ, Gertrudis uxoris Odonis militis, Gybuini, Richardi, Nerduini filii eius"[136].  Comte Hugues [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         ULRIC d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gybuinus clericus, frater Hugonis castri Bellimontis" which names "Ulrico nepoti meo" dated 1044[137].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation subscribed by "Odolrici Belmontis filii Hugonis comitis" dated 1043[138]

b)         ERMENGARD d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[139], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  She was heiress of Beaumont, which passed to her children.  m FOULQUES de Mailly, son of ---.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gybuinus clericus, frater Hugonis castri Bellimontis" which names "Fulco qui neptem eius in matrimonio", undated but following another record dated 1044[140]

2.         GEBUIN d'Atuyer .  "Quædam mulier nomine Ezelina uxor Nerduini militis" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the soul of her husband by charter dated Oct 1027, with "Gibuinus frater supradicti militus…" among those present[141].  "Gibuinus" restored property "predium…Vuarua" to Dijon Saint-Etienne, bought by "pater meus Hugo comes" and donated for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis comitis et matris mee Hermingardis et fratris mei Norduini et filiorum eius Odonis et Hugonis", and made a donation "pro Hugone nepote meo", by undated charter, signed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue…"[142], dated to [1034] by Petit[143].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[144], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  m ---.  The name of Gebuin's wife is not known.  Gebuin & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES d'Atuyer .  The primary source which confirms his existence has not yet been identified.  Son of Gebuin, according to Bouchard, he was largely responsible for founding the church of Notre-Dame at Losne[145]

3.         NARDUIN d'Atuyer (-Oct 1027 or before).  "Gibuinus" restored property "predium…Vuarua" to Dijon Saint-Etienne, bought by "pater meus Hugo comes" and donated for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis comitis et matris mee Hermingardis et fratris mei Norduini et filiorum eius Odonis et Hugonis", and made a donation "pro Hugone nepote meo", by undated charter, signed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue…"[146], dated to [1034] by Petit[147].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gybuinus clericus" with "fratris sui Nerduini, filiorumque eius nepotum suorum, Oddonis et Hugonis"[148], undated but recorded with a donation dated 1036 in the compilation.  "Gybuinus clericus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the souls of "fratris sui Nerduini, filiorumque eius nepotum suorum Oddonis…et Hugonis", undated in the compilation[149]m EZELINA, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "mulier Ezelina uxor Nerduini militis" made "pro redemptione animæ præscripti mariti" which also names "Gibuinus frater supradicti militis" dated 1027[150].  "Quædam mulier nomine Ezelina uxor Nerduini militis" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the soul of her husband by charter dated Oct 1027, with "Gibuinus frater supradicti militus…" among those present[151].  Narduin & his wife had two children: 

a)         EUDES d'Atuyer .  "Gibuinus" restored property "predium…Vuarua" to Dijon Saint-Etienne, bought by "pater meus Hugo comes" and donated for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis comitis et matris mee Hermingardis et fratris mei Norduini et filiorum eius Odonis et Hugonis", and made a donation "pro Hugone nepote meo", by undated charter, signed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue…"[152], dated to [1034] by Petit[153].  "Gybuinus clericus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the souls of "fratris sui Nerduini, filiorumque eius nepotum suorum Oddonis…et Hugonis", undated in the compilation[154].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation "pro remedio animæ Odonis optimi militis atque…juventutis filii Nerduini, ictu repentino interfecti" which names "avunculus eius Hugo comes Belmontensis et ipsius Odonis uxor Gertrudis, fraterque eiusdem Hugo servum Teodericum" which also names "Gibuinus frater supradicti militis" dated 1034, signed by "Hugonis comitis, Letgardis comitissæ, Gertrudis uxoris Odonis militis, Gybuini, Richardi, Nerduini filii eius"[155]m GERTRUDE, daughter of ---.  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation "pro remedio animæ Odonis optimi militis atque…juventutis filii Nerduini, ictu repentino interfecti" which names "…ipsius Odonis uxor Gertrudis, fraterque eiusdem Hugo servum Teodericum", dated 1034, signed by "…Gertrudis uxoris Odonis militis…"[156].  Eudes & his wife had one child: 

i)          NARDUIN d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation "pro remedio animæ Odonis optimi militis atque…juventutis filii Nerduini, ictu repentino interfecti", dated 1034[157]

b)         HUGUES d'Atuyer .  "Gibuinus" restored property "predium…Vuarua" to Dijon Saint-Etienne, bought by "pater meus Hugo comes" and donated for the souls of "patris mei Hugonis comitis et matris mee Hermingardis et fratris mei Norduini et filiorum eius Odonis et Hugonis", and made a donation "pro Hugone nepote meo", by undated charter, signed by "Roberti ducis et uxoris sue…"[158], dated to [1034] by Petit[159].  "Gybuinus clericus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the souls of "fratris sui Nerduini, filiorumque eius nepotum suorum Oddonis…et Hugonis", undated in the compilation[160]

4.         GUY d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[161], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALBURGIS d'Atuyer .  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Alburgis filia Wilenci fratris Hugonis senioris castri Belmontis" signed by "Pontii senioris eius, Widonis militis, Walterii militis", undated[162].  It is probable that "Wilenci" is a mistranscription for "Widoni", no other brother of this name being referred to in other sources.  m PONCE, son of ---. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    COMTES et VICOMTES d'AUXERRE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d'AUXERRE 859-921

 

 

The county of Auxerre lay in the north-west part of the duchy of Burgundy, straddling the river Yonne from north of the town of Auxerre to the town of Coulanges in the south.  Its northern border was marked by the river Serein, tributary to the Yonne[163].  It was one of the earliest recorded Burgundian counties, which the Carolingian monarchs granted to, and confiscated from, their supporters from time to time as a reward for service to the crown (see Part A below).  The county passed to Richard, brother of Boson King [of Provence], in 886 and remained as one of the secondary titles of the dukes of Burgundy until it was captured by Landry Comte de Nevers, in alliance with Robert II "le Pieux" King of France.  The king awarded the county to his daughter as dowry, when he agreed her marriage with Comte Landry[164]

 

The county of Auxerre continued to be ruled by the comtes de Nevers until the end of the 12th century (see NEVERS, in this document, for details).  The heiress of the three counties of Auxerre, Nevers and Tonnerre married (as his first wife) Pierre [II] Seigneur de Courtenay (who was later installed as Pierre I Latin Emperor of Constantinople).  For the succeeding century, a succession of female heiresses resulted in the county of Auxerre passing through several different families.  Mathilde de Courtenay succeeded her mother as Ctss d'Auxerre in 1192, but her father declared himself Comte d'Auxerre in 1199.  The first husband of Mathilde, Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, succeeded as Comte d'Auxerre in 1219 after the death of his father-in-law[165].  After Hervé's death in 1222, his widow resumed control of the county until her own death in 1257.  Auxerre (together with Nevers and Tonnerre) passed to her great-granddaughter Mathilde de Bourbon, who was heiress of her grandmother Agnes de Donzy (daughter of Hervé and Mathilde, and wife of Guy [I] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol) and of her mother Yolande de Châtillon (wife of Archambaud [IX] Sire de Bourbon [Dampierre]) both of whom had predeceased (respectively) their mother and grandmother. 

 

Mathilde de Bourbon brought the three counties of Auxerre, Nevers and Tonnerre to the family of the Capet dukes of Burgundy through her marriage with Eudes de Bourgogne, son of Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy.  After the death of Mathilde in 1262, followed by that of Eudes in 1266, succession to the three counties was disputed by their daughters.  The dispute was eventually settled by agreement of the parlement 1 Nov 1273, under which the third daughter Alix, wife of Jean [II] de Chalon Seigneur de Rochefort (of the family of the counts of Burgundy), succeeded as Ctss d'Auxerre.  Their descendants are set out in Part C. below. 

 

 

 

1.         ERMENOLDComte d'Auxerre.  Marin Bishop of Auxerre, contemporary of Charles I King of the West Franks (later Emperor Charlemagne), names "primus comes pagi Autissiodorensis Ermenoldus" in his acts and records his foundation of the monastery at Auxerre in honour of the Saviour[166]

 

 

1.         CONRAD, son of CONRAD [Welf] Comte de Paris & his wife --- (-876).  His parentage is deduced from Regino who names "Ruodolfus filius Chuonradi, nepos Huggonis abbatis"[167], the latter being recorded in the Miraculis Sancti Germani as "Hugo" one of the sons of "Chuonradus princeps", the patron of the church of Saint-Germain at Auxerre[168].  He helped save Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks after the invasion of Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks.  Comte d'Auxerre.  He fell into disgrace in 861, and passed into the service of the sons of Emperor Lothar.  He received from Geneva, Lausanne and Sion from Louis II King of Italy.  Marquis of Transjurania in Dec 864. 

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2.         HUGUES "l'Abbé" (-Orléans 12 May 886, bur Saint-Germain d'Auxerre).  The Miraculis Sancti Germani names "Hugo" as one of the sons of "Chuonradus princeps" who continued to patronise the church of Saint-Germain at Auxerre after their father's death[169].  Abbot of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre 853.  Abbot of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre 853.  Imperial missus in Auxerre 853.  Abbot of Saint-Riquier until 861.  Abbot of Saint-Bertin 859/62.  He was a supporter of King Lothaire 861/865.  Marquis de Neustrie, Comte de Tours et d'Angers 866:  the Annales Bertiniani record that "Hugoni clerico, avunculi sui [=Karoli regis] Chonradi filio" received the counties of Tours and Angers in 866[170]Comte d'Auxerre in [866], assuming that Hugues was appointed to succeed Robert "le Fort" in this as well as the latter's other counties, although the primary source which confirms this beyond doubt has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Saint-Martin de Tours 866.  Abbot of St Vaast, Arras [874].  Abbot of Saint-Aignan, Orléans before 876.  Abbot of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre 877.  Abbot of Sainte-Colombe de Sens 877.  Chaplain of the imperial chapel [880].  The necrology of the cathedral of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre records the death 12 May of "Hugo abbas"[171].  

 

 

1.         ROBERT "le Fort" (-killed in battle Brissarthe 2 Jul 866).  The question of the origin of Robert "le Fort" is discussed in detail in FRANCE CAPETIAN KINGS.  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Dodo episcopus, Hrotbertus et Osbertus" as missi in "Cinnomannio, Andegavensi, atque Turonico, Corboniso, et Sagiso"[172].  He rebelled against King Charles II in 858.  Robert submitted to the king's authority, when he was given command of the march of Neustria which had been confiscated from the Rorgonid family for supporting the revolt of Louis (later King Louis II) against his father[173]Regino records that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks invested "Rodberto comiti" with "ducatum inter Ligerim et Sequanam adversum Brittones" in 861[174].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Rodbertus" attacked "Salomone duce" [duke of Brittany] in 862[175].  The Annales record that King Charles’s son, the future King Louis II "le Bègue", rebelled against his father in 862 and, heading an army of Bretons, defeated "Rotbertum patris fidelem" in 862 and burned Angers yet again[176]Count in the march of Anjou [862/63]:  the creation of the "march" of Anjou is probably dated to the early 860s, as the Annales Bertiniani name "Rodberto, qui marchio in Andegavo fuerat" in 865[177].  However, this change of jurisdictional status must have been insufficient to control the Bretons and the Vikings as the mention of Robert in the Annales in 865 is in the context of King Charles imposing direct rule in the area by sending "Hludowicum filium suum" into "Neustriam" and granting him "comitatum Andegavensem et abbatiam Maioris-monasterii et quasdam villas illi", while Robert was compensated with "comitatum Autissiodorensem et comitatum Nivernensem".  Comte d'Auxerre and Comte de Nevers 865.  The Annales Bertiniani name "Rodbertus et Odo" as "præfecti" in the Seine valley area in 866 when recording that they repelled the Vikings who had sailed up river as far as "castrum Milidunum"[178].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Rotbertum et Ramnulfum, Godtfridum quoque et Heriveum comites" were defeated by the Vikings at "Brieserta" in 866, where Robert was killed[179].  The Adonis Continuatio records that "Robertus quoque atque Ramnulfus…inter primos ipsi priores" were killed by the Vikings in 866[180]

 

 

1.         GIRBAUD (-after 902)Comte d'Auxerre.  The Chronicle of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire records Viking incursions as far as Orléans, soon after the death of Emperor Charles II "le Chauve" (dated elsewhere to 877), which were repelled by Hugues l'Abbé and "Girbold…comte d'Auxerre"[181].  Comte Girbaud's participation in the siege of Paris of 886 is recorded[182]m REINTRUDIS, daughter of --- & his wife Adela --- (-after 902).  "Atila comitissa" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon "pro requie anime viri sui Milonis comitis" with the consent of "Girbaldus comes et Reintrudis uxor eius filia ipsius Atile" by charter dated 902[183]

 

 

1.         RICHARD, son of comte BUVINUS [Bouvin] & his wife --- d'Arles (-[31 Aug or 1 or 29 Sep] 921, bur Abbaye de Sainte-Colombe de Sens, Yonne).  The Annales Bertiniani name "Richardus frater Bosonis" when recording that, after the capture of Vienne by the forces of King Carloman, he took “uxorem Bosonis et filiam eius” back to “comitatum suum Augustudensem” in 882[184].  Comte in 876, subsequently assuming the role of his brother Boson as missus in Italy in early 877, when the latter was recalled by Emperor Charles II.  Comte d'Autun.  He established himself in the future duchy of Burgundy, north of his brother's realm, with his capital at Autun.  He was invested as lay abbot of Saint-Symphorien by Carloman King of the East Franks in 880.  He succeeded his wife's uncle Hugues l'Abbé as Comte d'Auxerre in 886.  He led the Carolingian army which besieged his brother King Boso at Vienne in 882.  The counties in Burgundy, except Mâcon, submitted to him.  In 890 he was referred to as dux, marchio in 900, and dux Burgundionem in 918/921, later known as RICHARD "le Justicier" Duke of Burgundy

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES d'AUXERRE

 

 

1.         LEOTERIC (-4 Apr ----).  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 4 Apr of "Leotericus vicecomes, huius ecclesiæ vexillarius"[185]

 

2.         GAUTHIER (-18 Aug ----).  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 18 Aug of "Walterius vicecomes"[186]

 

 

 

C.      COMTES d'AUXERRE 1273-1440 (BOURGOGNE-COMTE)

 

 

The primary sources which confirm the names, relationships and marriages of the following family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise indicated below. 

 

 

JEAN de Salins, son of JEAN [I] "le Sage/l'Antique" Comte de Chalon, later Sire de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (1243-before 10 Nov 1309).  Seigneur de Rochefort: “Jehans cuens de Borguogne et sires de Salins” donated “Rochefort...Chevigny et...Bielne” to “Jehanz notre fil” in view of his marriage to “Ysabel srour Ferri duc de Lorrainne qui fut feme Guillaume cay en arriers conte de Vianne”, by charter dated Jun 1256[187]Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[188].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[189].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” confirmed a grant to “Jehan de Chalon signour de Rochefort nostre fil” by charter dated 15 Dec 1266 for the dowry of “Ysabeal sa fame, fille…Mayhu duc de Loherainne[190].  He succeeded in 1273 as Comte d'Auxerre, by right of his second wife.  Jehans de Chalons sires de Roichefort et cuens d’Auceure et...Aaliz de Nevers contesse d’Auceure fame audit Jehan” transferred “la grange des Jarries” to “madame Agnes la dame de Brageloigne” by charter dated Jul 1274[191]

Betrothed (3 Jul 1255, terminated Jun 1256) to ADELHEID von Zollern, daughter of FRIEDRICH Burggraf von Nürnberg & his first wife Elizabeth von Andechs-Merano (-30 May [1307]).  "Corraudus burgravii de Nuremberch et Fredericus filius eius" granted their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie excepta advocatia Bisuntina", received from "Elisabeth uxore nostra sorore Ottonis quondam ducis Meranie", when agreeing the marriage of "Alis nata nostra burgravii iunioris" and "Johanne nato nobilis viri Johannis comitis Burgundie et domini Salinensis", by charter dated 3 Jul 1255[192].  The betrothal was terminated by charter dated Jun 1256[193].  "Ber[tholdus]…Babenbergensis Episcopus" appointed "consanguineus noster…Fridericus Burcravius de Nurenberc…filia sua Maria" as his heir in various properties, and if she died "aliam Adelheidam", in particular if "Cunradus frater dicti Burcravii" died childless, by charter dated 24 Apr 1262[194]

m firstly (1257) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Lorraine, widow of GUILLAUME de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté], daughter of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine de Limbourg ([1231/34]-May 1266).  “Jehans cuens de Borguogne et sires de Salins” donated “Rochefort...Chevigny et...Bielne” to “Jehanz notre fil” in view of his marriage to “Ysabel srour Ferri duc de Lorrainne qui fut feme Guillaume cay en arriers conte de Vianne”, by charter dated Jun 1256[195].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” confirmed a grant to “Jehan de Chalon signour de Rochefort nostre fil” by charter dated 15 Dec 1266 for the dowry of “Ysabeal sa fame, fille…Mayhu duc de Loherainne[196]

m secondly (église de Lantenay, Côte d'Or 1 Nov 1268) ALIX de Bourgogne, daughter of EUDES de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre & his wife Mathilde de Bourbon [Dampierre] Dame de Bourbon, Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre (1251-1279).  An arrêt of the Parliament dated 1 Nov 1273 addressed “dominus Ioannes de Cabilone miles...de parte Aalesin uxorem suam...Yolandim comitissam Niverrnensem [...Robertum de Flandria eius maritum] et Margaretam reginam Siciliæ sorores suas” in respect of the succession of “Mathildis quondam comitissæ Nivernensis matris suæ”, ordered the partition of “Nivernensi, Altissiodorensi et Tornodorensi comitatib.”, under which Nevers was granted to Yolande, Tonnerre to Marguerite, and Auxerre to Alix[197].  Ctss d'Auxerre, Dame de Saint-Aignan et de Montjay.  Jehans de Chalons sires de Roichefort et cuens d’Auceure et...Aaliz de Nevers contesse d’Auceure fame audit Jehan” transferred “la grange des Jarries” to “madame Agnes la dame de Brageloigne” by charter dated Jul 1274[198]

m thirdly ([29 Jan 1290]) MARGUERITE de Beaujeu Dame de Saint-Julien, daughter of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu et de Dombes & his wife Eléonore de Savoie (-1338 or after).  "Jean de Châlon comte d’Auxerre" declared, at the time of his marriage to "Marguerite, fille de Louis sire de Beaujeu", that his father-in-law had agreed to make payment [of dowry] by charter dated 28 Jan 1290[199]"Margarita de Bello-joco, relicta Joannis de Cabilone Comitis Autissiodorensis et domini de Rupeforti" renounced rights after her husband's death, by charter dated 5 Nov 1309[200]

Comte Jean & his second wife had one child:

1.         GUILLAUME d'Auxerre ([1270]-killed in battle Mons-en-Puelle 9 Aug 1304).  He succeeded his mother in 1279 as Comte d'Auxerre, under the regency of his father until 1283.  His maternal aunt, Marguerite de Bourgogne Queen of Sicily, renounced the county of Tonnerre in his favour 2 Jan 1293, when he succeeded as Comte de Tonnerre, Seigneur de Monjay, Saint-Aignan, Selles and Valençay-en-Berry.  He was killed fighting for Philippe IV King of France against the count of Flanders.  m (Papal dispensation 4o 7 Jan 1291[201], 12 Jan 1292) as her first husband, ELEONORE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1279]-1324).  "Eleonora figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia e della Contessa Sibilla Moglie di Guglielmo di Chalon Conte d'Auxerre" renounced her rights of inheritance from her parents in favour of "suoi Padre e Madre, e di Oddoardo ed Aymone suoi fratelli" as part of the arrangements concerning her dowry, by charter dated "la festa di S. Vincenzo 1292"[202].  The marriage contract of "Domicellam Alienor filiam…domini Amedei comitis Sabaudiæ" and "Guillermus de Cabilone comes Altissiodorensis" is dated Jan 1292[203].  "Guglielmo di Chalon Conte d'Auxerres" donated property to "Eleonora figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia sua Moglie" in contemplation of marriage by charter dated 7 Jan 1292[204].  In the "Act of emancipation by her father" dated 25 Jan 1292, Eléonore is recorded as being 12 years old[205].  If this is correct, it is unlikely that her first child was born in 1292, as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[206].  The testament of "Sibilla comitissa Sabaudiæ, dominaque Baugiaci, uxor…domini Amedei comitis Sabaudiæ" dated 1294 grants bequests to "…filiæ nostræ Elyonori, Guillermo comiti Altissiodorensi eius marito…filiæ nostræ Margaretæ…filiæ nostræ Agneti…filio nostro Aymoni…filium nostrum Eduardum…in pupillari ætate…illum quem gestamus in utero"[207].  She married secondly (1305) as his second wife, Dreux [IV] de Mello Seigneur de Sainte-Hermine, and thirdly, as his second wife, Jean [I] Comte de Forez.  Comte Guillaume & his wife had two children:

a)         JEAN [II] d'Auxerre ([1292]-1362).  He succeeded his father in 1304 as Comte d'Auxerre

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b)         JEANNE de Chalon (1300-26 Oct 1360, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  Ctss de Tonnerre.  m (Chalon-sur-Saône 16 Jun 1321) ROBERT de Bourgogne, son of ROBERT II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Agnès de France ([15 Aug 1304/3 Mar 1305]-Dijon 13 or 19 Oct 1334, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux).  Comte de Tonnerre, the dowry of his wife. 

 

 

JEAN [II] d'Auxerre, son of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Eléonore de Savoie ([1292]-1362).  He succeeded his father in 1304 as Comte d'Auxerre.  He fought at the battle of Crecy in 1346 and at the battle of Poitiers in 1356.  He was imprisoned in London from 1357 to 1361.  He succeeded his sister in 1360 as Comte de Tonnerre

m (1317) ALIX de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur, daughter of daughter of RENAUD de Bourgogne [Comté] Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Guillemette de Neuchâtel Ctss de Montbéliard (-after 13 May 1362). 

Mistress (1): ALIX de Thiellay, daughter of ---. 

Comte Jean [II] & his wife had eleven children:

1.         JEAN [III] d'Auxerre "le Chevalier Blanc" (-1379)He succeeded his father in 1362 as Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre. 

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2.         GUILLAUME de Chalon (-[1360]).  Seigneur de Chavannes.  Governor of Auxerre.  He died while a hostage in England[208]m as her second husband, JEANNE de Châteauvillain, widow of JEAN [I] Sire de Thil, daughter of JEAN de Châteauvillain & his wife --- (-[1375/99]).  She married thirdly Hugues [VI] de Vienne Saint-Georges (-1361), fourthly Arnaud de Cervelles "l'Archiprêtre" (-1366 before Sep), and fifthly Enguerrand de Hesdin (-7 Mar 1391). 

3.         HUMBERT de Chalon (-after 1362).  Canon at Chartres before 1339.  Canon at Tournai 1339.  Seigneur de Montjay.  

4.         TRISTAN de Chalon (-murdered 1369).  Seigneur de Châtelbelin.  m firstly JEANNE de Vienne, daughter of PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pymont & his wife Huguette de Sainte-Croix Dame de Chay (-1365).  m secondly as her second husband, BEATRIX de la Baume, widow of SIMON de Saint-Amour, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Baume & his wife Clémence de la Palu (-1368).  Tristan & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Chalon (-in Hungary 1396).  Seigneur de Châtelbelin.  m ([1382]) as her first husband, JEANNE de Ghistelles, daughter of JEAN de Ghistelles & his wife --- (-[Feb 1423/1431]).  She married secondly Jean [I] de Neufchâtel Seigneur de Montaigu (-Apr 1433).   

b)         ALIX de Chalon m firstly FRANÇOIS de Sassenage, son of ---.  m secondly GUILLAUME de Saulieu, son of ---. 

5.         MARGUERITE de Chalon (-11 Oct 1378).  Two contracts of marriage between "Gio. di Savoia figlio di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" and "Margarita di Chalon figlia di Gio. Signore di Chalon e d'Auxerre" are dated 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[209].  Dame de Courtenot.  A dispute between "Lodovico di Savoia di Vaud" and "Conte d'Auxeres suo Suocero" concerning the dowry of "Margarita di Savoia sua figlia" was settled by charter dated 8 May 1340[210]m firstly (contracts 14 Mar 1333 and 18 Dec 1337[211], 14 Mar 1329) JEAN de Savoie Seigneur de Visieu, son of LOUIS [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his wife Isabelle de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-killed in battle Laupen 21 Jun 1339).  m secondly HENRI de Vienne Seigneur d'Antigny, son of ---. 

6.         JEANNE de Chalon (-[1342]).  Dame de Nancuise.  m (1335) as his first wife, THIBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel, son of THIBAUT [IV] Sire de Neuchâtel[-en-Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1366, bur Lieucroissant). 

7.         BEATRICE de Chalon (-after 16 Dec 1369).  "Johans de Chalon comtes d’Auxerre et sires de Rochefort" made a declaration dated 2 Jul 1342 following the marriage of "Beatrix nostre fille" and "le Seigneur de Villars"[212].  Dame de Mongefond.  m (Papal dispensation 10 Jul 1342) as his second wife, HUMBERT [V] Sire de Thoire-Villars, son of HUMBERT [IV] Sire de Thoire et de Villars & his wife Eléonore de Beaujeu [Forez] (-18 Aug 1372). 

8.         HENRIETTE de Chalon (after 1373).  Dame de Binant.  m (contract 24 May 1358) HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny, son of --- (-before 1374). 

9.         LOUISE de Chalon (-1394).  Abbess of Baume-les-Dames, resigned. 

10.      ELEONORE de Chalon (-8 Aug 1374).  Abbess of Remiremont. 

11.      ISABELLE de Chalon (-1385 or after).  Nun at Château-Chalon. 

Comte Jean [II] had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):   

12.       JEAN .  Seigneur de Oliferne.  1345. 

 

 

JEAN [III] d'Auxerre "le Chevalier Blanc", son of JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur (-1379).  He succeeded his father in 1362 as Comte d'Auxerre et Comte de Tonnerre.  He died insane. 

m (1334) MARIE Crespin, daughter of GUILLAUME [VI] Crespin Seigneur d’Etrépagny et de Bec-Crespin, connétable de Normandie & his wife Mathilde de Bommiers.  Dame du Bec-Crespin.  Her parentage, ancestry and marriage are recorded by Richemond[213]

Mistresses (1): - (4): ---. 

Mistress (5): PERRETTE Darnichot, daughter of ---. 

Comte Jean [III] & his wife had four children:

1.         JEAN de Chalon (-Poligny 1370).  He succeeded in 1363 as Seigneur de Rochefort.  

2.         LOUIS "le Chevalier Vert" (-1398).  He succeeded his father in 1379 as Comte de Tonnerre. 

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3.         MARGUERITE de Chalon .  1376

4.         MATHILDE de Chalon .  1356m JEAN [II] Sire de Sainte-Croix, son of ---. 

Comte Jean [III] had four illegitimate children by Mistresses (1) - (4):  

5.          HENRI (-1400).  Châtelain de Saint-Aubin.  

6.          JEAN (-1402, bur Baume-les-Moines).  Captain of Auxerre.  

7.          AIME (-1431, bur Baume-les-Moines).  Abbot of Baume-les-Moines. 

8.          HUGUES (-1399).  Prior of Jouhé. 

Comte Jean [III] had two illegitimate daughters by Mistress (5): 

9.          daughter . 

10.       daughter . 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de SAINT-BRIS (MELLO)

 

 

The centre of activities of Dreux [I] de Mello and his family was located in the duchy of Burgundy.  He was presumably closely related to the seigneurs de Mello family who lived north of Paris, but the precise connection has not yet been established as discussed in more detail in the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY.  It is possible that Dreux [I] inherited property in the Auxerre/Tonnerre area from his mother, whose family background is unknown, and settled there.  A contrary indication is provided by the pair of charters dated 1177, quoted below, relating to Nitry (identified as located in Tonnerre), which specify that the land was the fief of Vuillermo de Merloto”.  If the latter can be identified as Guillaume Seigneur de Mello (PARIS REGION NOBILITY), this would suggest that the Burgundian properties were held by the Mello family before the marriage of Dreux [I]’s parents.  Saint-Bris has been identified as Saint-Bris-le-Vineux in the county of Auxerre.  The Burgundian Mello family held a position of some importance in the court of the comtes de Nevers, as shown by the prominent position in which they are named in the witness lists of charters quoted below and by the high-profile marriages of members of the family which were arranged in 13th and 14th centuries.  I am grateful to Jean-Claude Chuat for his help in identifying charters in which this family is named. 

 

 

DREUX [I] de Mello, son of --- de Mello & his wife Agnes --- ([1130/40]-3 Mar 1218).  His estimated birth date is suggested by his estimated marriage date.  Given that Dreux [I] was named in 1216, it is likely that he was born during the later part of the range.  "Robertus comes Mellenti" confirmed donations to Gournay Sainte-Marie made by "pater meus Galerannus comes et mater mea Agnes", in the presence of "Willelmus de Garlanda, Robertus Malusvicinus et Drogo de Mello fratres, Willelmus Malusvicinus, Manasses frater eius…", by undated charter dated to after 1166[214].  "Droco de Melloto..." witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which “Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco” donated property to the monks of Vieupou[215].  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[216].  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry, canton Noyers, arr. Tonnerre, Yonne} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the souls of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[217].  Louis VII King of France confirmed the donations to La Charité-sur-Loire made by "Vuillermum de Garlanda", for the soul of “fratris sui Roberti ibidem sepulti”, and by "Drogonem de Merloto predicti Roberti fratrem pro eodem Roberto", by charter dated 1177, which records the consent of “Vuillermo de Merloto, de cujus feodo redditus iste movebat[218].  "...Narjodus de Tociaco, Drogo de Merlo, Guido de Guarlanda..." witnessed the charter dated 1184 under which Pierre Comte de Nevers donated property to Pontigny[219].  "Narjotus de Tuciaco, Drogo de Mello..." witnessed the charter dated 1186 under which Pierre Comte de Nevers donated property to Crisenon[220].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[221].  Connétable de France 1191.  Pierre Comte de Nevers granted privileges to the inhabitants of Auxerre by charter dated 1194 which records the presence of "barones mei, Philippus dominus Giemi, Drogo de Merloto, Gaufridus senescallus meus, Iterius de Tociaco Autisiodorensis vicecomes..."[222].  "Droco de Melloto" exchanged property with the abbey of Saint-Jean de Sens by charter dated 1196[223].  "Drogo de Merlot" reached agreement with Raoul abbé de Saint-Germain about “nemore Magne Bruerie...et...Montbolum” by charter dated 1203[224].  “Drocho de Merloto miles et...Willelmus filius eius” attested a donation to Saint-Germain made by “D. uxor Hugonis militis de Chevannis” by charter dated Apr 1208[225].  “Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[226]

m firstly (1161 or before) --- de Moncy, daughter of DREUX [II] de Moncy & his wife Basilie --- (-before 1172).  The History of Louis VII King of France records that "Nivilo de Petrafonte et Drogo de Merloto" had married "duas filias Drogonis de Monceio"[227].  Her separate identity from Dreux’s wife named Ermengarde is confirmed by the charter dated [Jul] 1190, under which "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi[228], which shows that Ermengarde was not the mother of Dreux’s son Guillaume (“filii mei” instead of “filii nostri”). 

m secondly (before 1172) [as her second husband,] ERMENGARDE, [widow of GUILLAUME [I] Seigneur de Dampierre,] daughter of --- (-after Jul 1190).  Her supposed first marriage is indicated by the charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.) under which “Gui de Dampierre frère dudit Dreu” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune[229].  It is also suggested by the charter dated 1172 under which "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri[230].  “Drogo de Merloto” donated property from "Mintriaci" {Nitry, canton Noyers, arr. Tonnerre, Yonne} to La Charité-sur-Loire, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti et Vuillelmi ibidem sepultorum”, with the consent of "domino Vuillelmo de Merloto…et uxore mea Ermengardi", by charter dated 1177[231].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[232]

Dreux [I] & his first wife had one child: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Mello ([1161/70]-after Jan 1243).  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[233]

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

2.         DREUX de Mello (after 1172-Cyprus 8 Jan 1249)G. de Trainel” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune son frère” by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.), which refers to the marriage of Dreux and “la fille de Sulpice d’Amboise[234].  “Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[235].  “Droco de Melloto” acknowledged that he had instituted a market at Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille without consent and that “dominus meus rex” cancelled it, by charter dated 1218[236].  A charter dated 1219 records that “Droconi de Melloto” had wrongly erected “fulcas” on the land of the chapter of Auxerre at Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille by charter dated 1219[237].  A charter dated 1223 records judgment in a dispute between the abbey of Sens-Saint-Rémy and Droconem de Melloto dominum Lochiarum” concerning certain serfs, with “Willelmo de Melloto fratre suoacting as guarantor[238].  “Droco de Melloto, Locharum dominus” confirmed a sale of property to the monks of Vieupou made by “Petronilla la Berondée et Meinfroninus filius eiusdem” by charter dated Mar 1235[239].  "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane...Helisabeth uxor predicti Droconis" donated revenue "in polanis de Sancto Prisco" by charter dated Jul 1239[240].  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Loches” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud” under a charter dated Nov 1242[241].  "Drocho de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ et Ysabellis uxor eius hæres et domina Meduanæ" donated property to the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated Jun 1243[242].  Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirmed that "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane in testamento suo...avunculi nostri" bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny by charter dated Jul 1248[243].  A second charter deals with the same subject-matter in more detail, Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirming that "avunculus noster Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane", on leaving on crusade, in his testament bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny and renewed the donation “coram nobis” by charter dated 17 Jul 1248[244]m (before 1218) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Mayenne, daughter of JUHAEL [II] Seigneur de Mayenne & his wife Gervaise de Vitré Dame de Dinan (-11 Nov 1257).  "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane...Helisabeth uxor predicti Droconis" donated revenue "in polanis de Sancto Prisco" by charter dated Jul 1239[245].  "Isabella uxor Droconis de Melloto, militis, domini de Meduana" ratified a donation to the abbey of Mont by charter dated 1237[246].  "Drocho de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduanæ et Ysabellis uxor eius hæres et domina Meduanæ" donated property to the abbey of Fontaine-Daniel by charter dated Jun 1243[247].  She married secondly (before 1251) as his second wife, Louis [I] Comte de Sancerre.  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1267 which records the settlement of a dispute between Robertus de Sancerro miles” and “Joanne comite de Sancerro fratre suo”, after arbitration by “Guillelmum de Calviniaco dominum Castri-Radulphi et Joannem de Claviniaco dominum de Leproso milites”, the document also naming “Ludovicum comitem Sacri-Cesaris defunctum patrem eorum fratrum et Isabellam dominam Meduanæ defunctam quondam uxorem dicti Ludovici[248]

3.         AGNES de Mello (-after 1215).  “G. de Trainel” guaranteed the loyalty of “Dreu de Mello le jeune son frère” by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.), which refers to the marriage of Dreux and “la fille de Sulpice d’Amboise[249].  "Droco de Melloto" noted a donation to Paraclet made by "Agnes filia mea uxor nobilis Garneri de Triangulo", with the consent of "eiusdem Garneri mariti sui", by charter dated 1215[250]m GARNIER [III] Seigneur de Traînel, son of GARNIER [II] Seigneur de Traînel & his wife --- (-after 17 Oct 1217). 

4.         [--- de Mello Her parentage and marriage are suggested by the charter dated Nov 1242 under which [her supposed brother] “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Loches” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud[251].  This hypothesis assumes that “neveu” (presumably “nepos”) in this charter can be interpreted as “great-nephew”, bearing in mind that “nephew” is extremely unlikely given the identification of the mother of Archambaud de Bourbon and his sister Marie as Beatrix, daughter of Archambaud de Montluçon, and also that a more remote cousin relationship would render it unlikely that Dreux de Mello would have acted as guarantor.  The hypothesis also appears to work from a chronological point of view, in light of the 1202 betrothal of the couple’s daughter to Guillaume [X] d’Auvergne.  m [ARCHAMBAUD Seigneur de Montluçon, son of ---.]  

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Mello, son of DREUX [I] de Mello & his first wife --- de Moncy ([1161/70]-after Jan 1243).  "Drogo de Melloto et Ermengardis uxor mea" founded Vieupou priory, with the consent of “domini Guidonis de Dampetra et domini Milonis fratris sui et Guillelmi filii nostri”, by charter dated 1172[252].  "Droco de Merlo" donated vines “apud Irenci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “uxoris mee Ermenjardis...et filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated [Jul] 1190[253].  “Drocho de Merloto miles et...Willelmus filius eius” attested a donation to Saint-Germain made by “D. uxor Hugonis militis de Chevannis” by charter dated Apr 1208[254].  “Droco de Merloto senior”, on the point of leaving for Jerusalem “apud domum suam de Belca” {Beauche} in the presence of “filiis suis Willelmo et Drocone juniore”, recorded that the men of Saint-Maurice did not have the right to use the wood of Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf by charter dated 1216[255]Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” granted vine cultivation rights to the monks of Reigny, with the consent of “Elisabeth sa femme”, by charter dated 1216[256].  A charter dated 1223 records judgment in a dispute between the abbey of Sens-Saint-Rémy and Droconem de Melloto dominum Lochiarum” concerning certain serfs, with “Willelmo de Melloto fratre suoacting as guarantor[257]Guillelmus dominus de Merloto, Milo dominus Noeriorum, et Droco dominus de Espoisse et Chatel-Chinun” certified that “Gaucherium de S.-Florentino armigerum...concedente Eustagia uxore sua” had renounced rights in favour of Pontigny by charter dated May 1240[258].  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” acted as guarantor if “Archambaud de Bourbon son neveu” failed to observe the marriage convention between “Jean comte de Dreux et Marie sœur d’Archambaud” under a charter dated Nov 1242[259]Guillaumes de Mellot sires de Saint-Briz” swore hommage to Thibaut King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne for revenue from “la foire de Bar-seur-Aubeby charter dated Jan 1242 (O.S.)[260]

m ELISABETH, daughter of --- (-after 1216).  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” granted vine cultivation rights to the monks of Reigny, with the consent of “Elisabeth sa femme”, by charter dated 1216[261].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “Guido de Melloto” as bishop of Auxerre, naming his parents “pater...Guillelmus de Melloto miles dominus castri Sancti Prisci...mater eius de prosapia dominorum Montis Sancti Iohannis[262].  Her precise relationship with the family of the seigneurs de Mont-Saint-Jean (see below) has not been established.  The chronology of the marriages of her grandchildren suggests that her children must have been born well into the 13th century, in turn suggesting that Elisabeth was considerably younger than her husband.  If that is correct, she may have been his second wife. 

Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Mello (-after 1248).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  However, the marriage date of his daughter indicates that he could not have been the same person as Guillaume de Mello who is named in 1216.  [Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Guillaume de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris” swore homage to Guy bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison-forte de Beaulche” dated 1248[263].  It is unclear whether this charter refers to Guillaume [II] or to his father Guillaume [I].  Guillaume [I] would have been extremely old in 1248, and also the swearing of hommage suggests a recent succession to the property in question.  On the other hand, Guillaume [II] is referred to as “de Meloto militis” in the marriage contract of his daughter Isabelle, suggesting that he may never have succeeded to the seigneurie de Saint-Bris, which would have been the case if he had predeceased his father.]  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Mello (-1301 or after).  The marriage contract between Guillaume comes Jovigniaci” and “Isabellim, quondam filiam Guillelmi de Meloto militis” is dated 8 Nov 1257, names “Guidoni Altissiod. episcopo patruo eiusdem Isabellis et tutor ipsius legitimo” in favour of whom Comte Guillaume renounced rights of succession “quando tres filie ipsius comitis...Isabellis, Joanna et Agnes...ex...Agnete quondam uxore ipsius comitiswhen they reached 12 years of age and of “patris ipsarum, vel Joannis filii ipsius comitis, fratris earundam[264].  Dame de Saint-Maurice-Thizouaille.  Jehan cuens de Jougny et...Marie comtesse de Jougny femme de ce dit Jehan” confirmed the disenfranchisement of the inhabitants of Coulanges-les-Vineuses et la Baroche by charter dated 1279, which names “Humbert de Biaujey connestable de France, sieur de Montpencier et de Sainct-Morise et...Isabeau connestablesse de France jadis contesse de Jougny, et...Berault de Marcuil père de ladite Marie contesse de Jougny nostre femme...et...monseignour de Chasteau-Villain nostre oncle[265]m firstly (8 Nov 1257) as his second wife, GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Joigny, son of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny & his wife Isabelle de Noyers (-1261 or after).  m secondly HUMBERT [II] Seigneur de Montpensier, son of GUICHARD de Beaujeu Seigneur de Montpensier & his wife Catherine Dauphine de Clermont (-before 14 Nov 1285). 

2.         DREUX [II] de Mello (-[1252]).  His parentage is confirmed by interpreting the charter dated Mar 1261 under which [his brother] “G...episcopus Autissiod.”, as executor of the testament of “genitoris nostri domini Guillelmi de Melloto quondam domini S. Prisci militis”, donated property to Pontigny, with the consent of “nepotis nostri Drogonis de Melloto domini S. Prisci”, to found anniversaries for “predicti genitoris nostri...matris nostre quondam uxoris eiusdem...patrui nostri domini Drogonis de Melloto quondam domini Lochiarum[266].  “Dreux de Mello le Jeune seigneur d’Epoisses” reached agreement with Jully-les-Nonnains concerning a donation made by “soceri mei Andree quondam domini Espissie” by charter dated May 1239[267].  “Dreux de Mello le jeune seigneur d’Epoisses et sa femme Elvis” notified an agreement with the bishopric of Langres concerning a vine at Beaune held by “Bernard jadis seigneur d’Epoisses” which had been donated by “André seigneur d’Epoisses, Jean seigneur de Chevigny et Bernard seigneur de Vic” by charter dated Apr 1243[268].  "Droco de Melloto junior et Eluxdis uxor eiusdem D.", leaving for the Holy Land, donated revenue from "sitas in terra nostra de Expissia" by charter dated Jul 1248[269]m HELOISE d’Epoisses, daughter of ANDRE Seigneur d’Epoisses & his wife Huguette ---.  “Dreux de Mello le Jeune seigneur d’Epoisses” reached agreement with Jully-les-Nonnains concerning a donation made by “soceri mei Andree quondam domini Espissie” by charter dated May 1239[270].  “Dreux de Mello le jeune seigneur d’Epoisses et sa femme Elvis” notified an agreement with the bishopric of Langres concerning a vine at Beaune held by “Bernard jadis seigneur d’Epoisses” which had been donated by “André seigneur d’Epoisses, Jean seigneur de Chevigny et Bernard seigneur de Vic” by charter dated Apr 1243[271].  "Droco de Melloto junior et Eluxdis uxor eiusdem D.", leaving for the Holy Land, donated revenue from "sitas in terra nostra de Expissia" by charter dated Jul 1248[272].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more clearly has not yet been confirmed.  Dreux [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         DREUX [III] de Mello (-1310).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Château-Chinon” swore homage to the bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison de Beaulche” and for land granted to him by “son oncle l’évêque Gui”, dated 1269[273]

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b)         GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1284).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m as her first husband, AGNES de Saint-Verain Dame de Vezinnes, daughter of HUGUES [I] de Saint-Verain & his wife Heloise ---.  She married secondly Jean Sire de Frolois [Grancey] et de Marigny.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEANNE de Mello m (contract 18 Jan 1299) AUBERT de Thourotte, son of --- (-after 1314). 

ii)         GUILLAUME [II] de Mello (-1326).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m (before 1311) MARIE de Châteauvillain, daughter of GUY de Châteauvillain Seigneur de Luzy & his second wife Isabelle de Jaligny.  A charter dated 1301 records an agreement between "Robertus comes Claromontensis et Dalphinus Alverniæ miles pater…Roberti, Hugonis, Isabellis et Beatricis liberorum suorum procreatorum…ex…domina Ysabelle quondam domina de Jaliniaco uxoreque quondam eiusdem comitis" and "domicellus Johannes de Castrovillani dominus de Luziaco filius quondam domini Guidonis de Castrovillani quondam militis et dictæ dominæ Ysabellis…et pro Guillermo fratre suo et Maria sorore sua…ac…Aelidis et Johannæ sororum suarum" concerning the inheritance of "terra et castellania de Dompnapetra super Bebram et domus de Chazeles…et terra de Mercuilhs Æduensis diocesis…"[274].  Guillaume & his wife had children: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [III] de Mello (-after 1344).  Seigneur d’Espoisses. 

(b)       GUIBAUD de Mello (-after 1388).  Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m firstly MARIE de Pacy, daughter of ---.  m secondly (after 1361) as her second husband, ISABELLE de la Tour, widow of AMEDEE de Clermont Seigneur de Rochefort, daughter of BERTRAND [IV] Seigneur de la Tour & his wife Isabelle de Lévis (-after 1388).  The marriage contract between "Bertrandus dominus de Turre miles et Guido de Turre domicellus eius filius…domicellam Ysabellam de Turre filiam…eiusdem domini de Turre" and "dominus Amedeus Delphini miles dominus de Rupeforti" is dated 14 Nov 1354[275].   

(c)       JEAN de Mello (-1375).  Bishop of Chalon 1353.  Bishop of Clermont 1357. 

(d)       GUY de Mellom AGNES de Clérey, daughter of ---.  Guy & his wife had children: 

(1)       GUILLAUME [IV] de Mello (-Hungary 1396)Seigneur d’Espoisses.  m as her second husband, ISABELLE de Bourbon-Clessy, widow of BERNARD [Griffon] de Montaigu-en-Auvergne, daughter of GERARD de Bourbon-Clessy & his wife Jeanne de Châtillon-en-Bazois Dame de la Roche-Milay (-after 1409).  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a.         JEANNE de Mello .  Dame de la Ferté-Chauderon.  m firstly EUDES de Thil, son of ---.  m secondly ([1403/21 Jan 1405]) JEAN de Montagu Seigneur de Couches, son of --- (-after 1435). 

b.         GUILLAUME [V] de Mello (-1419).  Seigneur d’Espoisses. 

(2)       JEANNE de Mello (-3 Aug 1408, bur Bessons-en-Vexin).  Dame de Cléry.  m PIERRE dit Hutin d’Aumont, son of --- (-13 Mar 1413, bur Bessons). 

(3)       MARIE de Mello .  Dame de Bourbon-Lancy et d’Huchon.  m GUILLAUME [III] de La Trémoïlle Seigneur d’Antigny, son of --- (-18 Feb 1397). 

c)         YOLANDE de Mello The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m as his second wife, ROBERT [IV] de Bommiers, son of ROBERT [III] de Bommiers & his wife [Marguerite] de Blaison (-before 1270)

d)         ISABELLE de Mello (-after Jun 1285)"Johannes...Bituricensis archiepiscopus, Aquitanie primus" attested that “consanguinea nostra Isabellis de Melloto” had given a sum of money to “domino Droconi de Melloto fratri suo” which “G...Autissiod. episcopus patruus suus” held in deposit, by charter dated 30 Nov 1269[276].  The precise relationship between Jean de Sully and the Mello family has not been ascertained, but it could have been through Jean’s mother whose parentage is not known.  “Isabelle de Mello dame de Boosny” instructed the people of Saint-Cire to recognise “pour leur seigneur messire Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Brys son frère” by charter dated before 11 Jun 1285[277]m firstly RICHARD d’Harcourt, son of JEAN [I] Sire d’Harcourt & his wife Alix de Beaumont (-1269).  m secondly GUY [VII] de Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny, son of GUY [VI] de Mauvoisin Seigneur de Rosny & his wife --- (-Mantes 1311). 

3.         GUY de Mello (-1270)Bishop of Verdun [1246].  The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium (Continuatio) records the succession of “Guido de Melloto” as bishop of Verdun, naming his parents “pater...Guillelmus de Melloto miles dominus castri Sancti Prisci...mater eius de prosapia dominorum Montis Sancti Iohannis[278].  The Annales Sancti Vitoni Virdunensis record the death in 1245 of “Radulfus Virdunensis episcopus”, the succession of “Guido de Triagnel” who died in the same year, and the succession of “Guido de Melloto” who was transferred to the bishopric of Auxerre in the same year[279]Bishop of Auxerre 1247.  Guy Bishop of Auxerre confirmed that "Droco de Melloto dominus Locharum et Meduane in testamento suo...avunculi nostri" bequeathed revenue from "polanos Sancti Prisci" to Pontigny by charter dated Jul 1248[280].  “G...episcopus Autissiod.”, as executor of the testament of “genitoris nostri domini Guillelmi de Melloto quondam domini S. Prisci militis”, donated property to Pontigny, with the consent of “nepotis nostri Drogonis de Melloto domini S. Prisci”, to found anniversaries for “predicti genitoris nostri...matris nostre quondam uxoris eiusdem...patrui nostri domini Drogonis de Melloto quondam domini Lochiarum” by charter dated Mar 1261[281].  A charter dated 1270 records the testament of "bone memorie G. de Melloto quondam Autissiod. episcopi" dated Oct 1265 and the codicil dated 1270[282]

4.         ISABELLE de Mello "Hugues de Châtillon sire de Jaligny" sold revenue promised by "Archambaud sire de Bourbon" on his marriage to "Isabelle fille de Guillaume de Mello", in exchange granting his wife "sa maison et terre de Billizois", by charter dated Feb 1234 (O.S.)[283]m (before Feb 1235) HUGUES Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois, son of EUDES [I] Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois & his first wife Alix de Chaumont Dame de Jaligny (-after 1257). 

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

a)         daughter .  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a document of the Paris parliament dated 1255 which records the excessive behaviour “du sire de Montréal” against priests and other ecclesiastical office-holders, including having one priest eating by flies (“quemdam presbiterum muscis comedi fecerat”), that King Louis IX intended to implement swift retribution (“apporter un prompt remède”) but that “l’évêque d’Auxerre et le châtelain de Troyon, dont le sire de Montréal avait épousé la nièce” [the bishop of Auxerre in 1255 was Guy de Mello] requested delay to enable them to make representations fearing that “leurs neveux ne fussent déshérités pour le fait de leur père[284].  Her precise parentage has not been established.  m (before 1255) ANSERIC [V] Seigneur de Montréal, son of ANSERIC [IV] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Marie de Garlande (-[1269]). 

6.         MARGUERITE de Mello (-21 Feb 1254, bur Larivour)An epitaph at Larivour records the death “1253 IX Kal Mar” [presumably O.S.] of “Marguareta de Mello mareschalissa Campanie[285]m GUILLAUME de Villehardouin Seigneur de Villy et de Lezinnes Maréchal de Champagne, son of (-8 Jun 1246, bur Larivour). 

 

 

DREUX [III] de Mello, son of DREUX [II] de Mello & his wife Heloise d’Epoisses (-1310).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  “Dreux de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Château-Chinon” swore homage to the bishop of Auxerre for “sa maison de Beaulche” and for land granted to him by “son oncle l’évêque Gui”, dated 1269[286].  "Johannes...Bituricensis archiepiscopus, Aquitanie primus" attested that “consanguinea nostra Isabellis de Melloto” had given a sum of money to “domino Droconi de Melloto fratri suo” which “G...Autissiod. episcopus patruus suus” held in deposit, by charter dated 30 Nov 1269[287].  A charter dated Dec 1283 records an agreement between “Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et dame Jeanne de Trye sa femme” and “Regnaut de Trye chevalier fils de Philippe de Trye et de dame Alyps dame de Monolio sa femme et iceluy de Trye frère de ladite Jeanne de Trye” regarding their future inheritances[288]

m firstly (Papal dispensation 1245) ADELAIDE de Montréal, daughter of ANSERIC [IV] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Marie de Garlande.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly (before 1257) EUSTACHIE de Lusignan, daughter of GEOFFROY de Lusignan Seigneur de Jarnac & his first wife Adalmode --- (-Carthage [1270/71]).  Dame de Sainte-Hermine, de Brulain, de Prahec, de Cherveux, de Sanxay et de la Mothe-Saint-Héray.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  An epitaph at Fontenay records the death “apud Chartaginem...---CCLXX---” of “Eustasia uxor quondam domini Droconis de Merloto Edoardi...regis Anglorum consanguinea[289]m thirdly JEANNE de Trie, daughter of PHILIPPE de Trie & his wife Alix de Nanteuil.  A charter dated Dec 1283 records an agreement between “Drève de Mello seigneur de Saint-Bris et dame Jeanne de Trye sa femme” and “Regnaut de Trye chevalier fils de Philippe de Trye et de dame Alyps dame de Monolio sa femme et iceluy de Trye frère de ladite Jeanne de Trye” regarding their future inheritances[290]

Dreux [III] & his [second] wife had one child: 

1.         DREUX [IV] de Mello (-[1317]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m firstly ([1297]) JEANNE de Toucy, daughter of OTHO de Toucy & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (1305) as her second wife, ELEONORE de Savoie, widow of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1279]-1324).  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  She married thirdly thirdly, as his second wife, Jean [I] Comte de Forez.  Dreux [IV] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Mello (-1351)The Chronique des comtes d’Eu, written in 1390, records that "Raoul" married "à madame de Mello...Jehanne"[291]The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  m RAOUL [I] de Brienne Comte d’Eu, son of JEAN [III] de Brienne Comte d’Eu & his wife Beatrix de Châtillon (-Paris 19 Jan 1344, bur Foucarmont).  Dreux [IV] & his second wife had one child: 

b)         MARGUERITE de Mello (-1360).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly (before 8 Jan 1324) MAURICE [VII] de Craon Seigneur de Sainte-Maure et de Marcillac, son of AMAURY [III] Sire de Craon & his first wife Isabelle de Sainte-Maure ([1304]-8 Aug 1330, bur Angers Cordeliers).  m secondly (before 1332) as his first wife, JEAN de Chalon Sire d’Arlay, son of HUGUES [I] Sire d'Arlay et de Vitteaux [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Beatrix de la Tour du Pin (-25/26 Feb 1362). 

Dreux [II] & his third wife had children:

2.         MAHYS de Mello (-[1328/29]).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  m (before 1313) as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Arcis Dame de Pacy-sur-Armançon et de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD d’Arcis Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Marguerite de Montagu [Bourgogne-Capet] (-after 1359).  Mahys & his wife had children: 

a)         DREUX [V] de Mello (-1374).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris, de Chitry, de Bligny, de Briare et de Jussy.  m MARGUERITE de Saint-Verain Dame de Jussy, daughter of --- (-[1381/84]).  Dreux [V] & his wife had children: 

i)          DREUX [VI] de Mello (-[1414/17]).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris et de Bligny.  m ISABELLE de Joigny Dame de Vendeuvre, daughter of JEAN de Joigny [Noyers] Seigneur de Rimaucourt et de Vandeuvre & his wife (-after 1446).  Dreux [VI] & his wife had children: 

(a)       CHARLES de Mello (-Tilchâtel 10 Mar 1486).  Seigneur de Saint-Bris.  m firstly (1423) ISABELLE Aycelin de Montaigu-en-Auvergne Dame de Listenois et de la Roche-Milay, widow of JEAN de Vienne Seigneur de Boulans, daughter of LOUIS Ayclein de Montaigu-en-Auvergne & his wife Isabelle de Bourbon-Clessy (-after 9 Mar 1439).  m secondly as her first husband, CATHERINE de Rougemont Dame de Rougemont et de Tilchâtel [part], daughter of THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Rougemont, de Tilchâtel, de Ruffey-sur-l’Ognon et d’Augy & his wife --- (-after 22 Sep 1494, bur Rougemont).  She married secondly (before 1488) Jean de Cicon, and thirdly (before Mar 1493) Jean [III] de Neufchâtel Seigneur de Saint-Aubin et de Reynel. 

(b)       GUILLAUME de Mello (-after 1486).  Seigneur de Bligny.  m CATHERINE de Vendôme, daughter of JEAN de Vendôme Vidame de Chartres & his wife Catherine de Tours. 

(c)       MARGUERITE de Mellom ([1436]) ERARD [V] Trouillard de Lezinnes Sire de Lezinnes, son of --- (-before 1438). 

(d)       CLAUDE de Mello (-after 1457).  m (before 1431) GERARD de Cusance, son of --- (-after 1458). 

b)         RENAUD de Mello (-1391).  Seigneur de Saint-Parise et de Chacenay. 

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c)         ISABELLE de Mello (-after 1396).  Dame de Pacy-sur-Armançon.  m firstly LOUIS de Sancerre Seigneur de Menetou-Salon, son of ---.  m secondly (1362) MILON [XII] Sire de Noyers, son of MILON [XI] Sire de Noyers & his wife Marguerite de Thianges (-12 Jan 1370, bur Noyers Saint-Nicolas).  m thirdly (3 Jun 1371) JEAN de Saint-Verain Seigneur de La Celle-sur-Loire, son of --- (-after 1417). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de TOUCY

 

 

The town of Toucy is located west of the county of Auxerre.  Primary sources which identify the suzerain of the Sires de Toucy have not yet been identified.  Some later documents which name members of the Toucy family also refer to the comtes de Nevers, but they do not specify that there was any vassal relationship between the two. 

 

 

1.         ITIER [I] de Narbonne, son of ---.  Seigneur de Toucy.  1060.  m ---.  The name of Itier [I]'s wife is not known.  Itier [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         ITIER [II] de Toucy, son of --- (-[Jerusalem] [1100]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Toucy.  He and his brother Hugues are named in a 1086 charter[293].  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[294].  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[295]

b)         HUGUES (-after [1100]).  Seigneur de Toucy.  He and his brother Itier are named in a 1086 charter[296].  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[297].  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[298]

c)         [HUMBALD .  As "Humbald enfans" he is named in a 1086 charter with Itier and Hugues de Toucy[299].] 

d)         NARJOT [I] de Toucy (-[Jerusalem] before 1110).  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after his return[300].  He succeeded his brothers in [1100] as Seigneur de Toucy

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2.         AGANON de Narbonne .  The primary source which confirms his origin has not yet been identified.  1060. 

 

 

NARJOT [I] de Toucy, son of ITIER [I] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife --- (-[Jerusalem] before 1110).  A charter dated to [1100] records a donation to Molesme by “miles…Marcus”, with the consent of “domno Iterio de Toceio”, records that Itier constituted “domnus Hugo frater eius” as his heir before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, and a subsequent confirmation by “domnus Hugo frater eius” with the consent of “Norgaudus frater eius” before they both travelled to Jerusalem, and a last donation by Hugues after  his return[301].  He succeeded his brothers in [1100] as Seigneur de Toucy.  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[302].  A charter dated 1110 records that "dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes, in the presence of "Nivernensium comite Guillelmo"[303]

m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1134).  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[304].  A charter dated 1110 records that "Dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes[305].  Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[306].  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius", by charter dated 1134[307]

Narjot [I] & his wife had [eight] children: 

1.         BEATRIX de Toucy .  "Hugo de Toceio et Norgaudus frater eius" are named in a charter dated 31 May [before 1100] relating to a donation to the abbey of Molesme which also names "uxore sua [Norgaudi] Ermengaudi et filia Beatrice cum ceteris infantibus suis" and is subscribed by "Iterius frater eius"[308].  It is assumed from this charter that Beatrix was her parents' oldest child, presumably the only one to have been considered old enough to be named in the document.  m (before 1110) HUGUES Manceau de Cosne.  He acted as Seigneur de Toucy during his father-in-law's absence in Jerusalem[309].  A charter dated 1110 records that "dominus Tocciensis castri…Nariotus" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire before leaving for Jerusalem where he died, requesting "uxor ipsius Narioti quam Hugo gener eius" to perform his wishes[310]

2.         ITIER [III] de Toucy (-1147).  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[311].  Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[312].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Puisaye et de Saint-Fargeau.  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius, et Hugo de Tilio", by charter dated 1134[313].  A charter dated to [1147] records a donation to the abbey of Crisenon by "domnum Iterium de Tociaco"[314].  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[315].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147, witnessed by “Gofridus abbas de Rupibus...[316].  The History of Louis VII King of France names "…Iterius de Toceio…"  among those who accompanied King Louis VII on crusade in 1147[317].  He died on Crusade.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[318].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147[319].  "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou by charter dated 1170, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[320].  Itier [III] & his wife had six children: 

a)         NARJOT [II] de Toucy (-1192).  His parentage is deduced from the charter dated 1170 under which "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[321].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy

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b)         GUY de Toucy .  "Nariotus…dominus Tusciaci" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire with the consent of "Vuido frater meus" by charter dated to [1160/67][322]

c)         SARA de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1167.  m GUIBAUD Seigneur de Saint-Vérain, son of --- (-before 1167). 

d)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m RENAUD Sire de Pougy, son of ---. 

e)         ITIER de Toucy (-before 1178).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Bazarne.  1151. 

f)          JEAN de Toucy (-before 1189).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1180. 

3.         ADELINA de Toucy .  "Norgaudus de Toceiaco" reached agreement with the abbey of Molesme in memory of "fratris sui Hugonis…fratris sui Iterii" by charter dated to [1101/09], subscribed by "Ermengardis uxoris eius, Iterii filii sui, Adeliæ filie eius, ceterorum infantum eius"[323]

4.         ETIENNE de Toucy (-1162).  "Willelmus Nivernensis comes" confirmed the property of the abbey of Crisenon, including property donated by "Iterius…de Tociaco" with the consent of "matre Ermengarde et Stephano fratre eius, et Hugo de Tilio", by charter dated 1134[324].  Itier de Toucy, Ermengarde his mother, Etienne his brother and Hugues de Til confirmed the previous donations by their ancestors to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1134[325].  First abbot of Reigny.  

5.         HERVE de Toucy .  "Guillelmus comes Nivernensis, qui fuit natus de filia Lancelini de Baugenciaco" renounced practices which prejudiced the abbey of Saint-Michel by charter dated 1134, witnessed by “…Hervaudus de Tociaco, Odo frater eius…[326].  Monk at Pontigny 1120/1151, later Carthusian. 

6.         EUDES de Toucy (-after 1134).  "Guillelmus comes Nivernensis, qui fuit natus de filia Lancelini de Baugenciaco" renounced practices which prejudiced the abbey of Saint-Michel by charter dated 1134, witnessed by “…Hervaudus de Tociaco, Odo frater eius…[327]

7.         GARNA de Toucy (-before 1178).  Guillaume [de Toucy] Bishop of Auxerre approved spending commitments of the nuns of Crisenon, in memory of "nobilis matrone, Garne…sororis defuncti Ytherii de Tuciaco", by charter dated 1178[328].  Her marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[329].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Gervais abbé de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre and "Gaufredum Donziacum" reached agreements relating to Diges, with the consent of "B…uxor Gaufredi et duo filii eius, Herveus…et Gaufredus", by charter dated 1151[330], which likely refers to Geoffroy’s second wife as the document is dated only six years before the recorded date of his death.  m as his second wife, GEOFFROY [III] Sire de Donzy, son of HERVE [II] Sire de Donzy & his wife --- de la Ferté (-1157). 

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

a)         GEOFFROY .  Abbot of Les Roches.  "Iterius Tociacensis Dominus" donated property to "ecclesiæ beatæ Mariæ de Rupibus…Gaufrido meo nepote eiusdem loci…abbate", with the consent of "Elisabeta uxore mea", by charter dated 1147[331].  “Iterius de Tociaco laudante Helisabeth uxore eius” donated free passage through his woods to Pontigny by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1147, witnessed by “Gofridus abbas de Rupibus...[332]Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][333]

b)         JEAN .  Brother of Geoffroy abbot of Les Roches, monk at Cluny[334]

 

 

NARJOT [II] de Toucy, son of ITIER [III] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife Elisabeth --- (-1192).  His parentage is deduced from the charter dated 1170 under which "Helizabet mater domini de Thocyaco" donated property to the priory of Vieupou, with the support of "Narjotus de Thociaco et Regnauldus de Pogiaco"[335].  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Bazarne, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  "Nariotus…dominus Tusciaci" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire with the consent of "Vuido frater meus" by charter dated to [1160/67][336].  He died on crusade. 

m AGNES de Dampierre, daughter of GUY [I] de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube Vicomte de Troyes & his wife Helvide de Baudémont (-after 1192).  She is named as wife of Narjot [II] in the late 13th century cartulary of Crisenon[337]

Narjot [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         ITIER [IV] de Toucy (-Damietta 1218)Seigneur de Toucy.  Seigneur de Bazarne.  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[338].  "Dominus Iterus de Toce et uxor sua domina Montis Acuti" ratified a donation by charter dated Dec 1210[339].  "Iterius de Tociaco" founded the priory of Boticens, in memory of "dominus Narjotus pater meus" and with the consent of "uxoris me Berte", by charter dated 1218[340].  "Yterus de Thusciaco" donated a fishery at Auxerre to Pontigny, with the consent of “Ansericus frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1218[341].  He died on crusade.  The Historia Damiatina by Oliverus Scholasticus records the deaths in 1218 at Damieta of "comes de Marcha et comes de Bar et filius eius, frater Guillelmus de Carnoto magister militiæ templi, Herveus de Virsione, Iterius de Tacci, Oliverus filius regis Anglie"[342]m ([1206]) as her second husband, BEATRIX de Rion Dame de Gergy, widow of ALEXANDRE de Montagu, daughter of ---.  "B. domina Montis Acuti" donated property to Maizières by charter dated 1206, the dating clause of which refers to "post obitum mariti mei domini Alexandri, antequam nuxissem domino Itero de Toceio"[343].  "Dominus Iterus de Toce et uxor sua domina Montis Acuti" ratified a donation by charter dated Dec 1210[344].  "Beatrix domina Gergeaci" notified an agreement between the abbeys of la Ferté and Sasonay relating to land at Gergy by charter dated 1217[345].  "Iterius de Tociaco" founded the priory of Boticens, in memory of "dominus Narjotus pater meus" and with the consent of "uxoris me Berte", by charter dated 1218[346].  The necrology of Maizières records the death "Id Jan" of "domine Beatrice matre domini Montis Acuti"[347].  Itier [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded his father as Seigneur de Toucy, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  He died on Crusade.  m (1231) as her third husband, EMMA de Laval, widow firstly of ROBERT [III] Comte d'Alençon and secondly of MATHIEU [II] "le Grand" Sire de Montmorency, daughter of GUY [V] Sire de Laval & his wife Avise de Craon ([1197/98]-27 Apr 1264, bur Clermont).  "Guido dominus sextus de Lavalle" donated property to Olivet priory, for the soul of "Ozannæ filiæ meæ", by charter dated to [1205], witnessed by "Haoys uxore mea, Guido filius meus, Emma filia mea"[348].  A manuscript genealogy of the Lords of Beaumont record the marriage of “Robertum comitem Alencheii” and “Emmam filiam Guidonis domini de La Val” after the death of his wife “Joanna…filia domini Josberti de Guirchia[349].  "Robertus comes d’Alencon et dominus Lavallis et Emma uxor eius filia Guidonis de Lavalle et hæres Lavallis" exchanged property with "Yvoni Franco et dominæ Haoys uxori suæ" by charter dated Feb 1216[350].  "Matheus de Montemorenciaco, conestabularius Franciæ et Emma, eius uxor, comitissa de Alanconio et domina Lavallensis" ratified a donation by "dominus Ivo Francus et uxor eius Advisia de Lavalle" to Bellebranche, for the salvation of "domini Guydonis de Lavalle" and for "Hugonis filii sui", by charter dated 1218[351].  "Ama comitissa de Alenceon" donated property to Notre-Dame, Paris for the soul of "domini Mathei de Monte Morenciaco mariti mei defuncti" by charter dated 1230[352].  "Joannes dominus de Toceio miles" confirmed commitments made for his marriage to "Emmam comitissam de Alenchon et dominam de Lavalle" by charter dated 1231[353].  The necrology of Joyenval records the death “27 Apr...circa 1280“ of "dominæ Emmæ comitissæ Alençonio, dominæ de Valle Guyonis, domini Guillelmi de Bellomonte [error] uxoris” and that “domini Guidonis de Laval filii eorum primogeniti” confirmed their donations[354].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Toucy (-[Feb/7 Jul] 1317)Dame de Toucy, de Saint-Fargeau et de Puisaye.  Thiebauz cuens de Bar sires de Thoci et...Johanne sa fame” confirmed the sale of property to the chapter of Auxerre by “Pierre de Vaus escuiers” by charter dated Sep 1282[355].  "Iehanne de Thoci comtesse de Bar et dame de Pusoye" confirmed the peace agreement between Philippe IV King of France and "nostre...fil Henry cuens de Bar" by charter dated 1301 “le Vendredy apres Pentecoste[356]m (1246) as his second wife, THIBAUT II Comte de Bar, son of HENRI II Comte de Bar & his wife Philippa de Dreux [Capet] dame de Torcy-en-Brie ([1221]-Oct 1291). 

b)         MATHILDE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre. 

c)         OTHO de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1228.  m ---.  The name of Otho's wife is not known.  Otho & his wife had one child: 

i)          OTHO de Toucy (-1297).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Admiral of France.  m ---.  The name of Otho's wife is not known.  Otho & his wife had two children:

(a)       JEANNE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m ([1297]) as his first wife, DREUX [IV] de Mello Seigneur de Lormat, de Château-Chinon et de Sainte-Hermine, son of DREUX [III] de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris & his [second wife Eustachie de Lusignan] (-[1317]). 

(b)       PHILIPPE de Toucy (-before 1301).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1290/1298. 

2.         JEAN de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1180/1212. 

3.         ANSERIC de Toucy (-1242).  "Yterus de Thusciaco" donated a fishery at Auxerre to Pontigny, with the consent of “Ansericus frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1218[357].  "Guido comes Nivernensis et Forensis, et Mathildis uxor mea comitissa Nivernensis" wrote concerning the viscounty of Auxerre held by "dominus Ansericus de Tociaco…domino Narioto fratre suo" by charter dated 1226[358].  Seigneur de Bazarne.  Sire de Huban, by right of his first wife.  Sire de Pierre-Perthuis, by right of his second wife.  Vicomte d'Auxerre 1201.  m firstly --- de Huban, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly ([1220]) GUILLEMETTE de Pierre-Perthuis, daughter and heiress of GUY Sire de Pierre-Perthuis & his wife Agnes --- (-after 1264).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and first marriage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (1248) Thibaut de Plancy Sire de Saint-Vinnemer (-1250).  Theobaldus de Planceyo miles dominus Sancti Winimerii” donated rights over Pimelles to the abbey Saint-Michel, with the consent of “Guillerma domina Bacerne uxor eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[359]

-        SEIGNEURS de BAZARNE[360]

4.         NARJOT [III] de Toucy (-1241).  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[361].  Seigneur de Bazarnes.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1228/31 and 1238/39. 

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5.         MATHILDE de Toucy .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbess of Saint-Julien d'Auxerre. 

 

 

NARJOT [III] de Toucy, son of NARJOT [II] Seigneur de Toucy & his wife Agnes de Dampierre (-1241).  “Yterius dominus de Tociaco et Baiserna” confirmed a donation to Rigny abbey made by “Raynaldus cognomento Caprarius”, with the support of “fratres mei Ansericus et Narjotus”, by charter dated 1201[362].  Seigneur de Bazarnes.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1228/31 and 1238/39. 

m firstly --- Branaina, daughter of THEODOROS Branas & his wife Agnes de France (-before 1239).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the daughter of "sororem regis Francorum imperatricem" marrying "Nargaldo de Toceio, Guidonis de Dampetro consobrinus", in a later passage recording that she was "filia Livernes et sororis regis Francie"[363]

m secondly ([1239/40]) --- of the Kumans, daughter of JONAS of the Kumans (-Constantinople after 1241).  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified.  She became a nun after her husband died. 

Narjot [III] & his first wife had four children: 

1.         PHILIPPE de Toucy (-12 Jan 1277).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1245/47.  Admiral of the Kingdom of Sicily 1271.  m PORTIA de Roye, daughter of OTHON de Roye & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Philippe & his wife had two children: 

a)         NARJOT [IV] de Toucy (-[8 Aug/16 Sep] 1293).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Signor di Terza.  Captain-General of Durazzo.  Admiral of the kingdom of Sicily 1277.  Captain-General of Morea 1282.  In early 1288, when Lucia and her husband arrived at Acre to take up her inheritance, the Commune of Tripoli refused to accept her.  It finally recognised her as Ctss of Tripoli after suspecting that the Genoese, led by Bartolomeo Embriaco, wished to seize control of the town[364].  Sultan Qalawun, taking advantage of the general confusion over the succession, besieged Tripoli in Feb 1289 and captured the city 26 Apr 1289, whereupon Ctss Lucia escaped to Cyprus.  m ([1278]) LUCIE of Antioch, daughter of BOHEMOND VI Prince of Antioch & his wife Sibylle of Armenia (-before 29 Jun 1299).  The Chronicle of Amadi records that "principe Beimonte…haveva una sorella" who was married in Apulia to "messer Hugo de Theusi, amira de Puglia"[365].  The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Beymont, Ysabeau, Marie et Lucie" as the four children of "Beymont" & his wife, stating that Lucie married "Nerjo de Toussi" and died without heirs[366].  The Chronicle of Amadi records that "una sorella Luciana…moglie del signor Nargo…almiraglio del re Carlo in Puglia" was heiress of "Beimonte principe de Antiochia et conte de Tripoli"[367].  She succeeded her brother in 1287 as Ctss of Tripoli, while living in Apulia.  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello names "miser Narzi di Torzi armiraglio del Rè Carlo" and "la principessa d’Antiochia sua moglie"[368]Narjot [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          PHILIPPE de Toucy (-after 1300).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded his father in 1293 as Signor di Terza.  He succeeded his mother as titular Prince of Antioch.  m (1299, dissolved by Papal bull 17 Jan 1300 because of the minority of the parties) as her first husband, ELEONORE of Sicily, daughter of CHARLES II King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Maria of Hungary (1289-Monastery of San Nicolo di Arena 9 Aug 1341, bur Catania, Franciscan monastery).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (Messina May 1303) Federigo I King of Sicily [Trinacria], son of PEDRO III King of Aragon. 

b)         OTHON [Oddone] de Toucy (-after 1300).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Roye.  Heir of the family properties in the kingdom of Sicily.  Judge in Sicily. 

2.         ANSELIN de Toucy (-Jan 1273).  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire Ancelin de Tucy, le frere de messire Philippe de Ticu qui baux estoit de Constantinople” fought against the Turks, in a passage dated to [1265], adding that “il fus nés et Norris en Romanie et savoit la langue et les manieres des Turs” and therefore acted as go-between with the Turkish leader[369].  Signor di Mottola, Ceglie del Gualdo Servano 1269.  m (after 1261) as her second husband, ---, widow of OTHON de Tournay Baron of Kalavryta, daughter of ---.  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire A de Toucy, freré de monseignor Philippe” married “la mere de messire Goffroy de Tornay[370]

3.         [AGNES] de Toucy .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "Guielmus" and "filiam Nargaldi natam de filia Livernes et sororis regis Francie" but does not name his wife[371].  1239/1252.  m (1239) as his first wife, GUILLAUME de Villehardouin, son of GEOFFROY I Prince of Achaia & his wife Elisabeth [de Chappes] (Kalamata Castle after [1208][372]-Kalamata Castle[373] 1 May 1278, bur Andravida, church of St James).  He succeeded his brother in 1246 as GUILLAUME II "le grand Dent" Prince of Achaia

4.         MARGUERITE de Toucy (-[1279]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Morea until 1252.  m LEONARDO di Veruli, son of --- (-1281).  Chancellor of the Principality of Achaia. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de VENISY

 

 

Venisy is located north-east of Auxerre in the present-day département of Yonne, in the canton of Brienon-sur-Armançon.  The Venisy family rose to retrospective fame in the early 13th century dispute between Pope Innocent II and Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt concerning the validity of his marriage to Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne], their consanguinity being traced to a common descent from Philippe I King of France, in the case of Erard through Adelais de Venisy.  The family of earlier seigneurs de Venisy in the mid-12th century is reconstructed mainly from charters in the collection of the cartulary of Yonne. 

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         ARNAUD [de Venisy] .  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of “censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi"[374].  It is possible that Arnaud was deceased at the date of the charter, his interest in the property in question having been inherited by Garnier.  It is not known whether Arnaud was the maternal or paternal uncle of Garnier.  The term "avunculus" would indicate his maternal uncle if used in its strict sense, but the word was often used more loosely in contemporary documentation. 

2.         [brother/sister] --- .  As noted above, it is not known which parent of the brothers Garnier and Anseau was the sibling of Arnaud.  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GARNIER [Warin] de Venisy (-after 1151).  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of “censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[375]

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b)         ANSEAU de Venisy .  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[376].  It is unclear from the wording of the document whether Anseau, brother of Garnier, was deceased at the time, the division of land having taken place at some time before the confirmation. 

 

 

It is not known how the following family group was related to the main Venisy family, if at all. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Venisy .  He is named as father of Thibaut in the 1143 charter witnessed by his son (see below).  m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

a)         THIBAUT de Venisy (-after 1143).  “…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…” witnessed the charter dated 1138 under which recited the history of a donation to Pontigny[377].  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[378].  “…Theobaldus filius Guillelmi de Venisiaco…” witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which the archbishop of Sens confirmed a donation to Pontigny[379]

 

 

GARNIER [Warin] de Venisy, son of --- (-after 1151).  A charter dated 1139 records donations to the abbey of Dilo, including the donation of “feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” which was confirmed by "Garnerus de Venisy…a quo feodum istud tenebat"[380].  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[381].  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of “censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[382].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[383].  A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of “feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[384]

m PETRONILLE, [sister of Hélisende, wife of Anseau [I] Seigneur de Traînel,] daughter of --- (-after 1146).  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[385].  The origin of Pétronille is not known.  A possible clue is provided by the charter dated [25 Mar 1184/24 Mar 1185] under which "Garnerius de Triagnello" confirmed that "domna A[aliz] consanguinea mea" [Petronille’s granddaughter, wife of André de Brienne Seigneur de Ramérupt] had renounced rights over the wood of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny[386].  The precise relationship between the two has not been traced.  It is possible that rights to Saint-Etienne entered the Vénisy family through the wife of Garnier [Warin] and that Garnier [II] de Traînel retained some residual rights through a family relationship with her.  The family origin of Garnier de Traînel’s mother is not known (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY) but she was also involved in a donation relating to the wood of Saint-Etienne and it would be chronologically possible for her to have been a sister of Pétronille.  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of “censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[387].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[388]

Garnier & his wife had two children: 

1.         ANSEAU de Venisy (-after 1151).  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[389].  A charter dated 20 May 1145 records the donation to the abbey of Dilo of “censum suum…apud Naalli” by “Joffridus de Montchardun”, which the monks had repurchased from "Arnaudo avunculo Garini de Venesi", with the consent of "hoc Garino de Venesi et uxore eius de cujus feodo census est et filio ipsorum Anselmo", witnessed by "Garinus de Venesi, Anselmus filius eius…"[390].  Hugues Bishop of Auxerre noted that “Garinus de Venesiaco et uxor sua Petronilla et filii sui Ansellus et Ferricus” had relinquished claims “in territorio de Burs” in favour of Pontigny by charter dated 1146[391].  “…Alelmus de Veniseio…” witnessed the charter dated to before 1150 under which "Hugo Pauper, filius Galteri Rufi" donated property to Vauluisant[392].  A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of “feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[393].  "Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[394]m ([1136]) [as her first husband,] ISABELLE de Nangis Dame de Nangis, daughter of FLEURI de France Seigneur de Nangis & his wife [--- de Nangis] ([1118]-[after 1166/67]).  Documents dated Jul 1213 and Aug 1213, relating to the consanguinity between Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt and his wife Philippa of Jerusalem, record "rex Franciæ…Grossus rex fratrem…Florium…filia Isabellis de Nangies…domina de Venisiaco", adding that her daughter was "domina de Venisiaco, mater…[Erardum de Rameruco] [Erardum de Brena]", another document in the series clarifying that Isabelle was the mother of "Aalaidis dominæ Venisiaci…mater…Erardi"[395].  "Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[396].  Dame de Nangis.  A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of “feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[397].  She is named in the cartulary of Preuilly[398].  [She married secondly Guy [de Marolles].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Isabelle married firstly "Guy de Marolles", adding that he joined the crusade in 1141 and died in Palestine[399].  The primary source on which this is based is not known.  However, under a charter dated to [1166/67], Louis VII King of France confirmed donations of property to the abbey of Barbeau, including the donation of "apud capellam de Sarnai" made by "Guidonis de Nangiis…cum assensu uxoris sue Helisabeth" and with the consent of "Milo de Corteriaco…uxore et filiis"[400].  It is possible that "Guidonis de Nangiis" is the same person as Guy de Marolles, and that his wife "Helisabeth" was Isabelle de Nangis.  If this is correct, Guy would have been Isabelle’s second husband not her first, assuming that the charter relates to then current donations.  This would also be consistent with her supposed daughter by this marriage having given birth to children from her second marriage (to Adam de Melun) in the 1180s.  Her descendants by this supposed second marriage were studied by Maurice Lecomte[401].  Anseau & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELAIS de Venisy (-[20 Mar 1221/Nov 1222])"Andreas de Venesiaco" ratified an agreement with Pontigny regarding the wood of Saint-Etienne, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filius meus Gauterius", by charter dated [25 Mar 1184/24 Mar 1185][402].  "Gaucherus de Joviniaco et dominus de Rameruco" confirmed the donation to Montiéramy made by “Andreas dominus de Rameruco cujus uxorem post eius obitum desponsavi” by charter dated 1195[403].  Documents dated Jul 1213 and Aug 1213, relating to the consanguinity between Erard de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt and his wife Philippa of Jerusalem, records "rex Franciæ…Grossus rex fratrem…Florium…filia Isabellis de Nangies…domina de Venisiaco", adding that her daughter was "domina de Venisiaco, mater…[Erardum de Rameruco] [Erardum de Brena]", another document in the series clarifying that Isabelle was the mother of "Aalaidis dominæ Venisiaci…mater…Erardi"[404].  Dame de Venisy.  “Dominus Gaucherus de Jovigniaco et domina Aelicia de Venesiaco uxor eius et dominus Erardus de Brena ipsius Aelicie filius” confirmed the donation made by “Milo de Pogiaco et Helisabeth uxor sua” to Sens Maison-Dieu by charter dated Aug 1207[405].  “Gaucherus de Joviniaco dominus Venisiaci...et uxor mea A. et filius eius E. de Brena” relinquished rights in the forest of Saint-Etienne in favour of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1211[406]m firstly (before 1167) ANDRE de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt, son of GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément (-killed in battle Acre Oct 1189).  m secondly (before 1295) as his first wife, GAUCHER de Joigny Seigneur de Châteaurenard, seneschal de Nevers, son of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adelaide de Nevers (-before Nov 1237). 

2.         FERRY de Venisy (-after 1151).  “Garinus de Venisiaco et uxor mea Petronilla cum filio Ansello” confirmed a donation of land at Chailly to Pontigny, reciting a division of the land in the presence of “Ansello fratre meo”, by charter dated 9 Aug 1141, with the consent of "…filius noster Fregericus" and witnessed by "…Theobaldus de Venisiaco…"[407].  "Ansellus de Venesiaco et Freerius" donated rights in the wood of Rajeuse to Pontigny, with the consent of "Isabel uxor Anselli", by charter dated [25 Mar 1152/24 Mar 1153], witnessed by “Guillelmus archidiaconus, Herveus prepositus frater eius...[408].  A charter dated to after 1151 recites the donation of “feodum de Thori” by “Symon Pichered” to Dilo abbey, confirmed by "Garnerus…de Venisiaco a quo feodum illud Symon tenebat et uxor Garini Petronilla sed et filius eius Ansellus", and a later donation confirmed by "Ansellus…de Venisiaco…et frater Anselli, Freherus, sed et uxor sua Elisabeth", as well as other donations by Anseau, Isabelle and Ferry[409]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES d'AUXOIS et de DUESMOIS, SIRES de FOUVENT

 

 

 

A.      COMTES d'AUXOIS

 

 

The pagus Alsensis and the pagus Duismensis were two of the five pagi which were situated within the diocese of Autun.  The former, originally known as the pagus Alesiensis, evolved into the county of Auxois and was centred around Alise-Sainte-Reine, but by the early 11th century was subsumed into the pagus Duismensis which by that time had become the county of Duesmois, named after Duesme which in modern times is a small village in the canton of Aignay-le-Duc[410].  Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Duisme...”, by bull dated [1105][411]

 

 

1.         ---.  m ALQUIDIS, daughter of ---.  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1000 under which "Milo nobili ortus progenie" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny, including the donation supported by "Aymone…comite" of property which "mater sua Alquidis" gave to "filie sue Eldesnodi"[412].  Alquidis & her husband had [three] children: 

a)         AIMON [I] (-17 Mar 1004 or after).  He is named with his son Walo in a charter of Hugues Duke of Burgundy dated in the 980s.  He is called Comte d'Auxois in 992[413].  "Milo nobili ortus progenie" donated property, including the donation supported by "Aymone…comite" of property which "mater sua Alquidis" gave to "filie sue Eldesnodi", to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated Aug 1000 subscribed by "Aymo comes Alsinsis eius consanguineus"[414].  "Comes Alsensis comitatus" restored rights to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 3 Apr 1002[415].  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[416]m ---.  The name of Aimon's wife is not known.  Comte Aimon [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          [AIMON (-before [1034/46]).  Aimon's parentage is not certain.  "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[417].  It is noted in the compilation that Duchesne adds a list of signatories to this charter, which does not appear in any of the surviving manuscripts, which includes "Vualonis, Iudith uxoris eius, Aymonis comitis fratris eius qui consensit, Hervei fratris eius alterius…"[418].  If this is genuine, it suggests that Aimon was older than his brother Gauthier because of his position in the list.  He may even have been his father's oldest son, because of his title "comitis", but in this case it is curious that he is not named in any of his supposed father's charters and in particular does not appear in his father's 1004 testament.] 

-         COMTES de BOLENOIS.] 

ii)         WALO (-1020 or after).  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[419].  "Garnerius et frater eius Aldo" donated “alodium...conjacet in loco...Mortariis in comitatu Divionensi” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “Vualone comite et fratre eius Vualterio”, by charter dated to [1004/16][420].  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed in different groups by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius", by "Vuarnerii et uxoris eius Istiburgis et filiarum eius Anne et Addile", and by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[421]m JUDITH, daughter of ---.  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius"[422].  "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[423]m ---.  The name of Walo's wife is not known.  Comte Walo & his wife had two children:

(a)       AIMON (-after 1020).  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius"[424]

(b)       HUGUES (-1052 or after).  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius"[425]

iii)        GAUTHIER (-1020 or after).  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[426].  "Garnerius et frater eius Aldo" donated “alodium...conjacet in loco...Mortariis in comitatu Divionensi” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “Vualone comite et fratre eius Vualterio”, by charter dated to [1004/16][427].  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius"[428]

iv)       [HERVE .  Hervé’s parentage is not certain.  "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[429].  It is noted in the compilation that Duchesne adds a list of signatories to this charter, which does not appear in any of the surviving manuscripts, which includes "Vualonis, Iudith uxoris eius, Aymonis comitis fratris eius qui consensit, Hervei fratris eius alterius…"[430].] 

b)         [GERTRUDE .  It is assumed that the mother of "…Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…" who subscribed the testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004[431] was the testator's sister although there is no proof that this is correct.  "Girardus Fontisvennæ dominus" founded the church of Fouvent, "apud Artionis-curtem villam, quam de hereditate Gertrudis uxoris suæ", by charter dated 3 May 1019[432].  Dame d'Arsincourt.  m GERARD de Fouvent, son of GERARD de Fouvent & his wife --- (-1032 or after). 

c)         ELDESNODIS .  "Milo nobili ortus progenie" donated property, including the donation supported by "Aymone…comite" of property which "mater sua Alquidis" gave to "filie sue Eldesnodi", to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated Aug 1000 subscribed by "Aymo comes Alsinsis eius consanguineus"[433].  Although the meaning of this charter is not certain, it is suggested that the wording indicates that Eldesnodis was the sister not daughter of Comte Aymon. 

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

a)         MILO (-after Aug 1000).  "Aymo comes Alsinsis eius consanguineus" subscribed the charter dated Aug 1000 by which "Milo nobili ortus progenie" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny for the soul of "nepotis sui…Aymonis Pilo" who was killed "apud castrum Grinionem"[434].  The precise relationship between the two is not known. 

b)         [---.  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          AIMON "Pilus" (-killed Grignon castle before Aug 1000).  "Aymo comes Alsinsis eius consanguineus" subscribed the charter dated Aug 1000 by which "Milo nobili ortus progenie" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny for the soul of "nepotis sui…Aymonis Pilo" who was killed "apud castrum Grinionem"[435].  The precise relationship between the two is not known. 

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de FOUVENT

 

 

Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Fonsvennæ...”, by bull dated [1105][436]

 

 

GERARD de Fouvent, son of ---.  990/95. 

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

Gérard & his wife had one child: 

1.         GERARD de Fouvent (-1032 or after)Europäische Stammtafeln names Gérard as son of Gérard de Fouvent[437], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  Gérard's supposed son, Hubert, is referred to as nepos of Aimon [I] Comte d'Auxois in the latter's 1004 testament, but the family relationship could have been through Gérard, his wife Gertrude or through Aimon's unknown wife.  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property “terræ apud Artionis…villam quam de hereditate Geretrudis uxoris suæ” by “Girardus Fontis-vennæ castri dominus” dated 1019, signed by “Girardus Comes Fontis-vennæ…Hugo comes…[438].  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property by “Girardus…cum Gertrude uxore mea” dated 1 May 1020, signed by “Girardi, Gertrudis, Girardi Clerici, Humberti filiorum eorum…[439]m GERTRUDE, daughter of [AIMON [I] Comte d'Auxois & his wife ---].  She is named Gertrude de Lavoncourt in Europäische Stammtafeln[440], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  It is assumed that the mother of "…Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…" who subscribed the testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004[441] was the testator's sister, although there is no proof that this is correct.  "Girardus Fontisvennæ dominus" founded the church of Fouvent, "apud Artionis-curtem villam, quam de hereditate Gertrudis uxoris suæ", by charter dated 3 May 1019[442].  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property “ecclesie in comitatu Atoariensi” by “miles quidam…Girardus” with the consent of “uxoris suæ…Gertrudis et filii sui Humberti[443].  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property by “Girardus…cum Gertrude uxore mea” dated 1 May 1020, signed by “Girardi, Gertrudis, Girardi Clerici, Humberti filiorum eorum…[444].  Gérard & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         HUMBERT [Hubert] de Fouvent (-1032 or after).  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property “ecclesie in comitatu Atoariensi” by “miles quidam…Girardus” with the consent of “uxoris suæ…Gertrudis et filii sui Humberti[445].  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[446].  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property by “Girardus…cum Gertrude uxore mea” dated 1 May 1020, signed by “Girardi, Gertrudis, Girardi Clerici, Humberti filiorum eorum…[447].  Cousin of the brothers Walo and Gauthier (sons of Aimon [I] Comte d'Auxois) with whom he acted in 1020[448]m GERBERGE, daughter of ---.  She is named as wife of Hubert in Europäische Stammtafeln[449], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  Hubert & his wife had two children:   

i)          GERARD [III] de Fouvent (-1077 or after).  m ---.  The name of Gérard's wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had three children, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. 

(a)       HUMBERT [I] "le Brun" de Fouvent (-1082).  m ---. 

-         SEIGNEURS de FOUVENT, de CONFLANDEY et de MONTAGNEY[450]

(b)       GUILLAUME de Fouvent .  1095/1125.  An undated charter under which "Severicus de Verziaco dominus Cabilonensis comes et uxor eius Elisabeth, et Symon filius suus et filia Ayglentina [domina] de Puliaco" sold "villam…Franceis" [Francxault] to Dijon Saint-Etienne records that "domino Vuidone de Foventis…et domino Guilermo avunculo suo" consented to the donation[451].  The Chronicon Besuense records that “Guillelmus Fontis-vennæ” donated property to Bèze, with the consent of “Girardus filius eius...Guido domino Fontis-vennæ cum filio suo Theoderico et Guidonis domino Jovis villæ” to Bèze by undated charter[452]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

(1)       GERARD de Fouvent .  The Chronicon Besuense records that “Guillelmus Fontis-vennæ” donated property to Bèze, with the consent of “Girardus filius eius...Guido domino Fontis-vennæ cum filio suo Theoderico et Guidonis domino Jovis villæ” to Bèze by undated charter[453].    

(c)       GERTRUDE de Fouvent m GEOFFROY de Beaumont, son of ---.  1085/1125. 

ii)         HUMBERT de Fouvent (-[1085/87])m [ADELAIS de Chalon], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Humbert's wife has not yet been identified.  Humbert & his wife had two children, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified: 

(a)       HUMBERT "le Roux" de Fouvent dit de Jonvelle (-after 1098).  The Chronicon Besuense records that “duo fratres Humbertus Rufus et Wido filii Humberti Fontisvennæ” donated “ecclesias...citra aquam...Asmantia...” to Bèze by charter dated 1098[454]

-         SEIGNEURS de JONVELLE[455]

(b)       GUY "le Roux" de Fouvent (-after 1098).  The Chronicon Besuense records that “duo fratres Humbertus Rufus et Wido filii Humberti Fontisvennæ” donated “ecclesias...citra aquam...Asmantia...” to Bèze by charter dated 1098[456]same person as …?  GUY de Palleau .  This possible co-identity is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[457] but the basis for this speculation is not known.  1077.  m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

(1)       HUMBERT de Palleau .  Seigneur de Palleau.  1120/24. 

b)         GERARD de Fouvent (-killed 1030).  The Chronicon Besuense notes a donation of property by “Girardus…cum Gertrude uxore mea” dated 1 May 1020, signed by “Girardi, Gertrudis, Girardi Clerici, Humberti filiorum eorum…[458].  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[459].  Cousin of the brothers Walo and Gautier (sons of Aimon [I] Comte d'Auxois) with whom he acted in 1020[460], and assumed therefore to be the brother of "Humbert" although direct proof of this has not been found.  Cleric. 

c)         HALINARD de Fouvent .  The testament of "Aymo…comitatus Alsinses atque Dusmensis" dated 17 Mar 1004 is recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "Gualo filius eius, Vualterius filius eius, Hubertus, Gerardus, Helinnanus nepotes eius…Gerardi vicecomitis"[461].  He is assumed to be the brother of Hubert and Gerard although there is no proof that this is correct. 

d)         BERTRADA de Fouvent .  She and her parents are named in a charter of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[462]

e)         daughter .  Her origin, as maternal grandmother of "domno abbate Stephano", is stated in the Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon which names the abbot's parents as "patre Joffredo…consul [qui] a patre et avo consulibus originem duxit" and "matre…Arnulfi…consulis de Risnel filia, matrem habens…consulis Gerardi de Fonvenz filiam"[463].  Bouchard suggests that she may have been the same person as Gérard's known daughter Bertrada[464]m ARNOUL Comte de Reynel, son of ---.  1074. 

f)          [ERMENTRUDE .  She is named with her husband and children in a charter of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[465], but her origin is not given.  m HUMBERT de Salmaise, son of ---.  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Humbertus dominus castri quod vocatur Sarmacia" dated 1013[466].  Bouchard[467] suggests that he is the same person as "Hubert [de Fouvent]", the supposed brother of Ermentrude (see above).  However, Europäische Stammtafeln names the latter's wife Gerberge and their children Gérard and Humbert (although the primary sources on which this is based have not yet been identified, see above)[468].  A close relationship with the Fouvent family is indicated by the common use of the unusual name "Halinard", the hypothesis being that Humbert's wife was Hubert's sister.]  Humbert & his wife had six children: 

i)          HALINARD .  He is named with his parents.   

ii)         THIBAUT .  He is named with his parents. 

iii)        AIMON .  He is named with his parents. 

iv)       ARLEUS .  He is named with his parents. 

v)        GUILLAUME .  He is named with his parents. 

vi)       WANDELMODIS .  She is named with her parents. 

g)         [--- .  m ---.]  [One child]: 

i)          [THIBAUTNepos of Humbert de Salmaise, with whom he is named[469], although it is not known whether the relationship was through his own or his wife's family.] 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de MONTREAL

 

 

Montréal en Bourgogne is located near Avallon.  The ancient county in whose territory it lay has not yet been ascertained with certainty.  It appears to have been beyond the southern boundary of the county of Auxerr e and north of the county of Nevers.  The most likely possibility is that it lay within the short-lived county of Auxois, which was subsumed into the duchy of Burgundy.  The properties of the family were confiscated by Louis IX King of France in 1255 because of the behaviour of Anséric [V] Seigneur de Montréal.  Montréal was later acquired by Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy who granted to his son Hugues in 1272.  After the death as a child of his daughter Beatrix in 1291, the territory was inherited by her paternal aunt Marguerite, wife of Jean de Chalon Seigneur d’Arlay. 

 

 

HUGUES de Chacenay, son of MILON Sire de Chacenay & his wife Adelaide ).  "Milo de Cacenniaco et Adelaidis uxor eius et filius eorum Hugo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 26 Dec, dated to [1084/1107][470]same person as…?  HUGUES (-after 9 Apr 1119).  Hugues Seigneur de Montréal is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the same person as the son of Milon Seigneur de Chacenay[471].  The primary source which confirms this co-identity has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Montréal.  “...Hugo de Monteregali, Hugo de Tilio...” subscribed the charter dated 1113 which records a dispute between the monks of Flavigny and “Hugo de Merlenniaco filius Tetbaldi Rufi advocati[472].  “Petrus de Monteregali clericus et canonicus Augustudensis, filius Gauterii de Turre” donated “molendinum...binomius...Fragineus...Sagitta” for his entry into Fontemoy abbey, with the consent of “domino Montisregalis...Hugone”, by charter dated 1 Jul 1115[473].  “Hugo de Monteregali dominus et uxor eius Aluysa” donated “terram...Campum-Leuve...juxta fluvium...Senain” to Fontemoy abbey by charter dated 9 Apr 1119[474]

m as her first husband, HELVIDE de Baudémont, daughter of ANDRE de Baudémont Seneschal de Champagne & his wife Agnes --- (-1165).  “Hugo de Monteregali dominus et uxor eius Aluysa” donated “terram...Campum-Leuve...juxta fluvium...Senain” to Fontemoy abbey by charter dated 9 Apr 1119[475].  "Domina Montis Regali…Alaisa" ratified donations to Fontenoy after the death of "viri sui Hugonis" by undated charter[476].  She married secondly ([1120/25]) Guy [I] Seigneur de Dampierre et de Saint-Dizier Vicomte de Troyes.  "Eluidis Montis regali domina" donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains, with the consent of "Anserici filii sui", by charter dated 1129[477][Willelmus de Teliciaco” consented to the donation of “terra Ulduni” to Fontemoy abbey by “dominus Landricus de Praiaco” by charter dated to [1130/34] “in aula...domini Widonis Montisregali domini[478].  It is likely that the last-named was the second husband of Helvide de Baudémont, acting as seigneur de Montréal during the continued minority of her son by her first marriage.]  "Guido de Dampetra…et uxor eius…Elvidis et filii Anserici et Guillelmus" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[479].  "Aelidis uxor Widonis domini de Brana post mortem viri sui…Guidonis" donated "census…Branæ castri et Branellæ villæ" to the Premonstré abbey, with the consent of "patre eorum Andrea de Baldimento et matre eorum Agnetis et ipsorum fratre Waleranno Vrsicampi abbate et sororibus eorum Helwide et Hubelina et earum maritis Waltero comiti de Brienna et Guidone de Dampierre" (although the names of the brothers-in-law are reversed in this document), by charter dated 1144[480].  "Simon dominus Belfortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1152 in which he names "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis", in the presence of "domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra […et Heleidis mater eius…] et Milonis de Planceii"[481].  "Hadevilde ctssa de Dampierre, Helye Renaud son avunculus…Beatrix femme d'Helye" witnessed a declaration by Bozon Bishop of Chalon dated 1157 concerning a donation to the priory of Ulmoy by Guérau de Orchara[482]

Hugues & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         ANSERIC [I] de Montréal ([1119/23]-25 or 26 Jan 1174).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Anserici, Guilelmi, Andree et Milonis" as brothers of "Guido de Dampetra" Bishop of Chalon[483], the first named being the older uterine brother of the last three.  Anséric [I] may have been a minor until the early 1140s, probably born at the end of his father’s life: the first source in which he is named as seigneur de Montréal is dated 1145, earlier charters naming as seigneur Guy, who is assumed to have been Anséric’s stepfather who would have held the seigneurie in his stepson’s place until he reached the age of majority.  "Eluidis Montis regali domina" donated property to Jully-les-Nonnains, with the consent of "Anserici filii sui", by charter dated 1129[484].  "Guido de Dampetra…et uxor eius…Elvidis et filii Anserici et Guillelmus" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[485]Seigneur de Montréal.  Seigneur de Montmirail.  "Ansericus de Monteregio" donated property which stretched from "Nentri ad Trementiacum usque ad semitam...de Massengi ad Chableiam ex parte Villeri" {from the Nitry road to Tormancy as far as the Massangis way to Chablis, on the side of Villers-la-Grange} to Pontigny, with the support of “--- uxor eiusdem Anserici”, by charter dated 1145, witnessed by “Andreas de Baldament, Bernardus capellanus de Monteregio, Guido de Dompetræ et Guido filius eius...Garnerius de Dompetræ...[486].  A charter dated 1145 records an agreement between Pontigny abbey and Auxerre Saint-Germain concerning property donated by “Ansericus de Monteregali[487].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" confirmed the donation of pasturage and other rights to Reigny abbey, made by “pater eius Hugo et mater eius Aluisa”, before leaving for Jerusalem with Louis VII King of France by charter dated 1147[488].  Sénéchal de Bourgogne.  “...Anserico senescalco...” witnessed the charter dated 1150 under which Eudes II Duke of Burgundy donated property held by “domnus Regnerius de Rupe senescaldus meus” to the abbey of Puy-d’Orbe[489].  “Ansericus Montisregii dominus” recorded an agreement between the monks of Pontigny and “dominum Manasserium socerum meum” relating to “prato...supra Marsegni” which the latter had claimed, by charter dated to [1150][490].  A charter dated 1153 records the presence of "...Ansericus dominus Montisregalis et uxor eius Adelaidis..." at the donation of land near “boscum domini Montisregalis” to Reigny abbey made by “Ivo de Avalone...[491].  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[492].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” recorded an agreement with Reigny abbey, with the consent of “Aalaydis uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sibilla predicti Anserici filii mei uxor”, by charter dated 1170[493].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[494].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "26 Jan" of "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis, qui quatuor familias apud Sivriacum dedit" [which links with the 1170 charter quoted above][495].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "VIII Kal Feb" of "Ansericus de Monteregali qui edificavit domum Sanctimonialum"[496]m (1145 or before) as her second husband, ADELAIDE de Pleurs, widow of HELIE de Montmirail, daughter of [JEAN Vicomte de Mareuil/MANASSES de Pleurs] & his wife --- de Ramerupt (-after 1170).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis specifies that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) of "Andreas comes de Rameruth" married "Iohannes vicecomes de Maruel" by whom she had "Manassem de Plaierris et sororem eius, quam duxit Helyas de Monte-Mirail, de qua nati sunt Galcherus et Andreas et Hugo Prorulliensis abbas; defuncto vero Helia, nupsit domino de Monte-regali, cui peperit liberos"[497].  The date of her marriage is set by the charter dated 1145 under which [her husband] "Ansericus de Monteregio" donated property to Pontigny, with the support of “--- uxor eiusdem Anserici[498].  The charter dated to [1150], under which “Ansericus Montisregii dominus” recorded an agreement between the monks of Pontigny and “dominum Manasserium socerum meum” relating to “prato...supra Marsegni” which the latter had claimed[499], suggests that the Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis may be inaccurate in recording the name of Anséric’s father-in-law, assuming that “socer” can be translated in its strict sense.  "...Ansericus dominus Montisregalis et uxor eius Adelaidis..." at the donation of land near “boscum domini Montisregalis” to Reigny abbey made by “Ivo de Avalone...[500].  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[501].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” recorded an agreement with Reigny abbey, with the consent of “Aalaydis uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sibilla predicti Anserici filii mei uxor”, by charter dated 1170[502].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[503].  Anséric [I] & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         ANSERIC [II] de Montréal (-Acre 1191).  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[504].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” recorded an agreement with Reigny abbey, with the consent of “Aalaydis uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sibilla predicti Anserici filii mei uxor”, by charter dated 1170[505].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[506]Seigneur de Montréal.  “Ansericus de Monteregali...et Sibilla uxor mea” confirmed the property of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1177[507]Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][508]"Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" confirmed the donations to Molesme by "pater meus Ansericus de Montemirabili", with the consent of "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Ansericus, Johannes, Milo", by charter dated 1183[509].  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" granted customs exemptions to the Chartreux monks of Lugny, for the soul of "Sibille uxoris mee", with the consent of "filiis nostris Anserico et Johanne", by charter dated 1184[510].  "Ansericus de Monte-Regali" donated property to the abbey of Pontigny with the support of "Sybilla uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei" by charter dated 1186[511].  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to the priory of Saint-Bernard de Montréal by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Joannes de Arceis frater meus…"[512].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Guido de Domno Petro…Ansericus de Monteregali cognatus illius…" among those who left on crusade in 1190[513].  Benedict of Peterborough names "Anselmus de Monte Regali et tota familia eius" among those who died at the siege of Acre[514]m (Aug 1170) SIBYLLE de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES "Rufus" de Bourgogne [Capet] Seigneur du Châtelet-Chalon et de Meursault & his first wife Isabelle de Chalon ([1150]-[1201]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Hugo Rufus" as father of "domne de Monteregali"[515].  Dame de Meursault, which she received from her father as her dowry.  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” recorded an agreement with Reigny abbey, with the consent of “Aalaydis uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sibilla predicti Anserici filii mei uxor”, by charter dated 1170[516].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[517].  Her name and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated to [1172/75] which records an agreement between the abbey of Cîteaux and "domnus Ansericum de Monte regali" and a donation by "Ansericum in vita uxoris sue Sibille"[518].  “Ansericus de Monteregali...et Sibilla uxor mea” confirmed the property of Pontigny abbey by charter dated 1177[519]Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][520]"Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" confirmed the donations to Molesme by "pater meus Ansericus de Montemirabili", with the consent of "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Ansericus, Johannes, Milo", by charter dated 1183[521].  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" granted customs exemptions to the Chartreux monks of Lugny, for the soul of "Sibille uxoris mee", with the consent of "filiis nostris Anserico et Johanne", by charter dated 1184[522].  "Ansericus de Monte-Regali" donated property to the abbey of Pontigny with the support of "Sybilla uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei" by charter dated 1186[523].  “Sibilla Montisregali domina” donated property to Pontigny, for the soul of “domini Anserici quondam mariti mei”, with the consent of “Milo filius”, by charter dated 1197[524].  Anséric [II] & his wife had [seven] children: 

i)          ANSERIC [III] (-[Aug 1228/Jan 1236])Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][525]"Ansericus de Monte-Regali" donated property to the abbey of Pontigny with the support of "Sybilla uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei" by charter dated 1186[526]Seigneur de Montréal

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ii)         JEAN (-[Jun 1224/Apr 1226]).  Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][527]"Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" confirmed the donations to Molesme by "pater meus Ansericus de Montemirabili", with the consent of "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Ansericus, Johannes, Milo", by charter dated 1183[528].  "Ansericus de Monte-Regali" donated property to the abbey of Pontigny with the support of "Sybilla uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei" by charter dated 1186[529].  "Ansericus dominus Montisregalis et Sibilla mater mea…Johannes frater meus" donated property to the abbey of Reigny by charter dated 1197[530].  Seigneur de Tart.  “Hugo...Lingonensis episcopus” confirmed the donation to the church of Tart made by “Johannes de Monteregali dominus de Thar frater meus” by charter dated Mar 1220[531].  “Johannes de Monteregali” acknowledged that he owed allegiance to “ducisse et duci Burgundie” for “apud Nuilley prope Faverneium” by charter dated 1223[532].  “Johannes de Monteregali dominus de Tard [...laude et assensu filie mee Sibille et mariti sui Lamberti domini de Domeyo]...et Nicoleta uxor eiusdem Johannis [...laude et assensu filie mee Gilberte et Margarite]” granted rights to the monks of Val des Choux by charter dated Jun 1224[533].  “Hugues de Montréal évêque de Langres” notified an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers and “son frère Jean de Montréal seigneur de Tart et sa femme Nicolette” concerning land at Crimolois, Neuilly, which had been disputed by “Pierre de Ravières premier mari de Nicolette”, by charter dated Dec 1224, witnessed by “André de Montréal frère de Jean et sa femme Gille et Marguerite fille de Nicolette[534]m firstly ---.  The name of Jean’s first wife is not known.  m secondly as her second husband, NICOLETTE de Maigne, widow of PIERRE Seigneur de Ravières, daughter of AYMON de Maigne & his wife --- (-after Jul 1232).  Cîteaux abbey exchanged property with “domine Nicholete filie domini Haymonis de Maigne”, with the consent of “domini Johannis de Thar mariti sui...Egidia filia eiusdem Nicholæ”, by charter dated Jun 1224[535].  “Johannes de Monteregali dominus de Tard [...laude et assensu filie mee Sibille et mariti sui Lamberti domini de Domeyo]...et Nicoleta uxor eiusdem Johannis [...laude et assensu filie mee Gilberte et Margarite]” granted rights to the monks of Val des Choux by charter dated Jun 1224[536].  “Hugues de Montréal évêque de Langres” notified an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers and “son frère Jean de Montréal seigneur de Tart et sa femme Nicolette” concerning land at Crimolois, Neuilly, which had been disputed by “Pierre de Ravières premier mari de Nicolette”, by charter dated Dec 1224, witnessed by “André de Montréal frère de Jean et sa femme Gille et Marguerite fille de Nicolette[537].  “Nicholeta domina de Maigny...et Petrus quondam vir meus Raveriarum dominus” founded a chapel at Cones, with the consent of “dominus Andreas de Monteregali et Robertus dominus Tanlay generi nostri et etiam filie mee...domina Gilla uxor predicti Andree et Margarita uxor predicti Roberti”, by charter dated Jun 1232[538].  Jean & his first wife had one child: 

(a)       SIBYLLE .  “Johannes de Monteregali dominus de Tard [...laude et assensu filie mee Sibille et mariti sui Lamberti domini de Domeyo]...et Nicoleta uxor eiusdem Johannis [...laude et assensu filie mee Gilberte et Margarite]” granted rights to the monks of Val des Choux by charter dated Jun 1224[539].  “Albertus dominus de Darne...et uxor mea Sibilla filia quondam domini Johannis de Thar” confirmed the donation to Cîteaux made by “predictus Johannes socer meus” under his testament by charter dated Apr 1226[540]m LAMBERT [Albert] Seigneur de Darne, son of ---.   

iii)        MILON ([1175]-after 1208).  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" confirmed the donations to Molesme by "pater meus Ansericus de Montemirabili", with the consent of "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Ansericus, Johannes, Milo", by charter dated 1183[541].  “Sibilla Montisregali domina” donated property to Pontigny, for the soul of “domini Anserici quondam mariti mei”, with the consent of “Milo filius”, by charter dated 1197[542].  "Ansericus Montis regalis dominus" confirmed the settlement of a dispute between Pontigny and “Milo frater meus” concerning “domus apud Chableias” by charter dated Oct 1203[543].  “Ansericus Montisregalis dominus” settled a dispute between Pontigny and “Milonem fratrem meum” by charter dated 1208[544]

iv)       GUY (-1221).  “Ansellus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the donation made to the church of Chablis Saint-Martin by “Guido de Monteregali frater meus” by charter dated Jun 1212[545].  “Guido de Monteregali, frater Anserici domini Montisregalis” sold property “in villa Chableiarum” to the chapter of Tours, with the consent of “uxor mea Alaidis et dominus Andreas frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1216[546].  “Guido de Monteregali et Andreas frater eius” swore allegiance to Blanche Ctss de Champagne by charter dated Jul 1219[547].  Seigneur de Beauvoir[-sur-Serain].  He must have died childless as the charter dated 1221, under which “Alaydis ducissa Burgundie” acknowledged that “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” owed hommage to “ducatus Burgundie” for “domum de Bello Visu...quo modo frater suus Guido, eam tenebat[548], indicates that his seigneurie reverted to his brother.  “Elisabeth domina de Muresaut” donated property “in villa mea de Muresaut...vineam meam...juxta vineam de Thar” to Cîteaux abbey, for the soul of “fratris mei Guidonis”, by charter dated Sep 1221[549]m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  “Guido de Monteregali, frater Anserici domini Montisregalis” sold property “in villa Chableiarum” to the chapter of Tours, with the consent of “uxor mea Alaidis et dominus Andreas [error for Ansericus?] frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1216[550].   

v)        ANDRE de Montréal (-after Mar 1240).  Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the donation made to Montréal church by “Andreas frater meus” by charter dated 1207[551].  “Guido de Monteregali, frater Anserici domini Montisregalis” sold property “in villa Chableiarum” to the chapter of Tours, with the consent of “uxor mea Alaidis et dominus Andreas frater meus”, by charter dated Jul 1216[552].  “Guido de Monteregali et Andreas frater eius” swore allegiance to Blanche Ctss de Champagne by charter dated Jul 1219[553].  “Hugues de Montréal évêque de Langres” notified an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers and “son frère Jean de Montréal seigneur de Tart et sa femme Nicolette” concerning land at Crimolois, Neuilly, which had been disputed by “Pierre de Ravières premier mari de Nicolette”, by charter dated Dec 1224, witnessed by “André de Montréal frère de Jean et sa femme Gille et Marguerite fille de Nicolette[554].  “Nicholeta domina de Maigny...et Petrus quondam vir meus Raveriarum dominus” founded a chapel at Cones, with the consent of “dominus Andreas de Monteregali et Robertus dominus Tanlay generi nostri et etiam filie mee...domina Gilla uxor predicti Andree et Margarita uxor predicti Roberti”, by charter dated Jun 1232[555].  Seigneur de Marmeaux.  “Andreas de Monteregali dominus de Marmeaus” swore hommage to “domino Milone de Noeriis” for property “in villa...de Nuys...excepta parte domini Roberti de Tanlay”, with the consent of “Gila uxor prenominati Andree” by charter dated Mar 1240[556]m GILLETTE de Ravières, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Ravières & his wife Nicolette de Maigny.  “Hugues de Montréal évêque de Langres” notified an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers and “son frère Jean de Montréal seigneur de Tart et sa femme Nicolette” concerning land at Crimolois, Neuilly, which had been disputed by “Pierre de Ravières premier mari de Nicolette”, by charter dated Dec 1224, witnessed by “André de Montréal frère de Jean et sa femme Gille et Marguerite fille de Nicolette[557].  “Nicholeta domina de Maigny...et Petrus quondam vir meus Raveriarum dominus” founded a chapel at Cones, with the consent of “dominus Andreas de Monteregali et Robertus dominus Tanlay generi nostri et etiam filie mee...domina Gilla uxor predicti Andree et Margarita uxor predicti Roberti”, by charter dated Jun 1232[558].  “Egidia domina Raveriensis” donated harvest to the monks of Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “domini Andree de Monteregali mariti nostri”, by charter dated Dec 1232[559].  “Andreas de Monteregali dominus de Marmeaus” swore hommage to “domino Milone de Noeriis” for property “in villa...de Nuys...excepta parte domini Roberti de Tanlay”, with the consent of “Gila uxor prenominati Andree” by charter dated Mar 1240[560].  André & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEAN de Marmeaux .  “Jehanz de Marmeaus sires de Ravières chevaliers et...Aalyz sa femme” sold property “qui furent monseignor Huon de Thar, cai en arriers seingnor de Meigne-suis-Tyle” to Hugues Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Aug 1270[561]m ALIX, daughter of ---.  “Jehanz de Marmeaus sires de Ravières chevaliers et...Aalyz sa femme” sold property “qui furent monseignor Huon de Thar, cai en arriers seingnor de Meigne-suis-Tyle” to Hugues Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Aug 1270[562]

vi)       HUGUES de Montréal (-15 Mar 1232, bur Clairvaux)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the installation “V Id Jun” 1219 of “Guilelmus episcopus Lingonensis frater Symonis de Iovevilla” as archbishop of Reims and the succession of “Hugo...filius Anserici de Monteregali” as bishop of Langres[563]Bishop of Langres 1219.  “Hugues de Montréal évêque de Langres” notified an agreement between the Knights Hospitallers and “son frère Jean de Montréal seigneur de Tart et sa femme Nicolette” concerning land at Crimolois, Neuilly, which had been disputed by “Pierre de Ravières premier mari de Nicolette”, by charter dated Dec 1224, witnessed by “André de Montréal frère de Jean et sa femme Gille et Marguerite fille de Nicolette[564].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "15 Mar" of "Hugo de Monte Regali, Lingonensis episcopus"[565].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1232 of “episcopus Lingonensis magister Hugo de Monte Regali” and the succession of “Robertus de Torota frater Radulfi Virdunensis episcopi[566]

vii)      [ELISABETH (-[5 Jan ----], after Sep 1221).  Chastellux names “Elisabeth” as the only daughter of Anseric [II] de Montréal and his wife Sibylle de Bourgogne, adding that she inherited Meursault “et la porta en dot à Robert de Grancey” whom he identifies as “Robert de Grancey chevalier troisième vicomte héréditaire de Dijon” who “assista en 1142 à la charte donnée par Hugues II duc de Bourgogne en faveur de l’abbaye de Saint-Seine[567].  Chastellux’s comments are puzzling.  The “vicomtes héréditaires de Dijon” were, at that time, members of the Champlitte family, the donation to which he refers names “...Gosberto milite Granceii...” among those present[568], and in any case no daughter of Anséric [II] could have married an individual who was already adult in 1142.  It appears that the marriage with “Robert/Gosbert” de Grancey can be dismissed.  However, the suggested link with the Champlitte/Dijon family deserves further study.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the first wife of Guillaume de Champlitte Prince of Achaia (whose son by his second marriage became vicomte de Dijon) was “Alais [de Montréal] Dame de Meursault” (no indication of the primary source on which this speculation is based)[569].  The same table shows the couple’s daughter as “Elisabeth Dame de Meursault”, who married firstly Pierre des Barres and secondly Philippe d’Antigny.  A charter dated Sep 1221, quoted below, records a donation made by an “Elisabeth Dame de Meursault” of property in Meursault and at “Thar”.  The latter is presumably identifiable as Tart, which is one of the properties held by the Montréal family.  The donation is made for the soul of the donor’s brother Guy.  The death of Guy de Montréal, son of Anséric [II], can be dated to 1221 from another source (see above).  The most likely explanation therefore appears to be that the donor was Guy’s sister Elisabeth, who was the mother of Elisabeth who later married Pierre des Barres.  If that is correct, the husband of the older Elisabeth cannot be identified.  From a chronological point of view only, he could have been Guillaume de Champlitte Prince of Achaia, assuming that the marriage to Elisabeth was terminated (Guillaume had several children by his marriage to Eustachie de Courtenay which is dated to [1200]).  The only indication of a connection with the Champlitte family is the marriage contract, dated May 1239, between “Gui de Vergy fils de Guillaume de Vergy sénéchal de Bourgogne et de Clémence sa femme” and [Elisabeth’s granddaughter] “Flore d’Antigny fille de Philippe seigneur d’Antigny et d’Elisabeth sa femme”, specifying that her father granted “ce qu’il possédait à Champlitte” as dowry[570].  Until more primary source data comes to light, the safest course is to show Elisabeth’s husband as unknown.  Dame de Meursault.  “Elisabeth domina de Muresaut” donated property “in villa mea de Muresaut...vineam meam...juxta vineam de Thar” to Cîteaux abbey, for the soul of “fratris mei Guidonis”, by charter dated Sep 1221[571].  The obituary of Cîteaux records the death “Non Jan” of “Helisabeth domina de Muressaut”, which could apply to this Elisabeth or to her daughter[572].]  m ---.  One child: 

(a)       ELISABETH (-[5 Jan ----], after 1238).  Dame de Meursault.  “Elisabeth dame d’Antigny et de Meursault” donated revenue from property at Meursault to the abbey of la Bussière, with the consent of “Philippe d’Antigny son mari...[et] par ses enfants Gui et Alyxant dame de Noyers et par sa fille Flore qu’elle a eu dudit Philippe” by charter dated 1238[573].  The obituary of Cîteaux records the death “Non Jan” of “Helisabeth domina de Muressaut”, which could apply to this Elisabeth or to her mother[574]m firstly PIERRE des Barres, son of GUILLAUME des Barres Seigneur d’Oissery & his second wife H--- (-[28 Sep 1233/1234]).  m secondly ([1235/36]) PHILIPPE d’Antigny, son of --- (-after Jul 1248).]

b)         JEAN de Montréal (-Acre 7 Jul 1189)"Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[575].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” recorded an agreement with Reigny abbey, with the consent of “Aalaydis uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sibilla predicti Anserici filii mei uxor”, by charter dated 1170[576].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[577].  Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube.  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to the priory of Saint-Bernard de Montréal by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Joannes de Arceis frater meus…"[578]

-        SEIGNEURS d’ARCIS-sur-AUBE

c)         [GUILLAUME de Montréal (-30 Dec ----).  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "30 Dec" of "Willelmus filius domini Anserici"[579].  The identity of Guillaume’s father, among the different seigneurs de Montréal who are named Anséric, is uncertain.] 

d)         GUY (-13 Sep 1199).  Seigneur de Beauvoir[-sur-Serain].  “Guido dominus de Bellovisu” donated harvest to Sainte-Catherine, with the consent of “Ansericus Montisregalis ad petitionem dicti Guidonis fratris nostri”, by charter dated 1179[580].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "13 Sep 1199" of "Guido de Bellovisu frater domini Anserici, domini de Monte Regali"[581].  He must have died childless as the charter dated 1221, under which “Alaydis ducissa Burgundie” acknowledged that “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” owed hommage to “ducatus Burgundie” for “domum de Bello Visu...quo modo frater suus Guido, eam tenebat[582], indicates that his seigneurie reverted to the main Montréal line. 

e)         HELVIDE de Montréal (-before 1210).  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[583].  Heiress of Epoisses.  “Bernardus de Montebarro Espissiæ dominus” confirmed donations to Fontenoy made by “piæ memoiræ Helvydis mater mea in obitu suo”, by charter dated 1210[584]m ANDRÉ [I] Seigneur de Montbard, son of BERNARD [II] Seigneur de Montbard & his wife --- (-after 1166). 

2.         [ANDRE de Montréal (-18 Sep ----).  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "18 Sep" of "Andreas filius domini Hugonis de Monte Regali"[585].  If André was the son of Hugues Seigneur de Montréal, he presumably died before 1129, the date of the charter in which he is not named with his supposed brother Anseric (see above).] 

 

 

ANSERIC [III] de Montréal, son of ANSERIC [II] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Sibylle de Bourgogne (-[Aug 1228/Jan 1236])Ansericus de Monte regio senescalchus Burgundie” donated land “in petraria super Valeisturneis” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxor mea...Sibilla, infantes mei Ansericus et Johannes”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1180/24 Mar 1181][586]"Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis" confirmed the donations to Molesme by "pater meus Ansericus de Montemirabili", with the consent of "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Ansericus, Johannes, Milo", by charter dated 1183[587].  "Ansericus de Monte-Regali" donated property to the abbey of Pontigny with the support of "Sybilla uxor mea et Ansericus et Johannes filii mei" by charter dated 1186[588]Seigneur de Montréal.  "Ansericus dominus Montis-regalis…" witnessed the charter dated 5 Aug 1195 under which Mathilde Ctss de Nevers founded an anniversary at Reigny[589].  "Ansericus dominus Montisregalis et Sibilla mater mea…Johannes frater meus" donated property to the abbey of Reigny by charter dated 1197[590].  "Ansericus Montis regalis dominus" confirmed the settlement of a dispute between Pontigny and “Milo frater meus” concerning “domus apud Chableias” by charter dated Oct 1203[591].  “Ansericus Montisregalis dominus” confirmed the donation made to Grammont by “bone memorie Ansericus pater meus quondam Montisregalis dominus” by charter dated Aug 1217[592].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” agreed to protect the commune of Dijon against “Alaydis ducissa Burgundie soror et domina mea vel Hugo filius eius nepos et dominus meus” by charter dated 1221[593].  “Alaydis ducissa Burgundie” acknowledged that “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” owed hommage to “ducatus Burgundie” for “domum de Bello Visu...quo modo frater suus Guido, eam tenebat” by charter dated 1221[594].  “Ansericus Montisregali dominus” reached agreement with the chapter of Montréal over “censibus de castellaria Montisregalis”, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee et Anserici et aliorum filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1223[595].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” reached agreement with Reigny abbey concerning “nemus de Herviaul...pratum de Trambleyo” by charter dated Apr 1226[596].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” disenfranchised the commune of Montréal, sealed by “avunculi mei Hugonis episcopi Lingonensis”, by charter dated Aug 1228[597].  It should be noted that Chastellux inserts an additional generation into the Montréal family, assuming that all sources quoted above, dated after 1221, refer to a son of Anséric [III] whom he says married Agnes de Thil, shown below as the second wife of Anséric [III][598].  However, the person named below as Anséric [IV] names “bone memorie Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis avi mei” (and his wife Sibylle, so identified as Anséric [II]) when confirming the latter’s donation to Reigny by charter dated Apr 1236[599].  The reconstruction of the family shown in the present document is consistent with Du Chesne’s interpretation[600]

m firstly --- de Vergy, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Vergy & his wife Gisle de Trainel.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the charter dated 1221 under which [her husband] “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” agreed to protect the commune of Dijon against “Alaydis ducissa Burgundie soror et domina mea vel Hugo filius eius nepos et dominus meus[601].  The chronology of the Vergy family suggests that Anséric [III] must have been the husband of this person. 

m secondly (before 7 Jun 1223) AGNES de Thil, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Thil & his wife Luce --- (-after Aug 1238).  “Ansericus Montisregali dominus” reached agreement with the chapter of Montréal over “censibus de castellaria Montisregalis”, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee et Anserici et aliorum filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1223[602].  “Agnes domina de Insula, relicta bone memorie...Anserici quondam Montisregalis” donated property to Pontigny, where she chose to be buried, for the souls of “viri mei Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis...et...patris mei Guidonis quondam domini Tilii et domine Luce...matris mee”, by charter dated Jul 1235[603].  “Agnes domina de Insula...filium meum Ansericum Montisregalis dominum” swore allegiance to Teobaldo King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne by charter dated Jan 1235 (O.S.)[604]Ansericus dominus Montis-Regalis” appointed an inquiry into disputes with “matrem meam Agnetam dominam de Insulaby charter dated Aug 1238[605]

Anseric [III] & his [first/second] wife had two children: 

1.         ANSERIC [IV] de Montréal ([1210]-after 1242).  “Ansericus Montisregali dominus” reached agreement with the chapter of Montréal over “censibus de castellaria Montisregalis”, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee et Anserici et aliorum filiorum meorum”, by charter dated 7 Jun 1223[606]Seigneur de Montréal.  “Agnes domina de Insula...filium meum Ansericum Montisregalis dominum” swore allegiance to Teobaldo King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne by charter dated Jan 1235 (O.S.)[607].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Vausse made by “pater meus Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” by charter dated 1235 (O.S.)[608].  “Anséric de Montréal et sa femme Marie comtesse de Grandpré” reached agreement with the chapter of Montréal by charter dated 1235[609]Ansericus dominus Montis-Regalis” acquired various fiefs from Thibaut King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne by charter dated Apr 1236[610].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the charter, made by “bone memorie Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis avi mei” in favour of Reigny with the consent of “Sibylla uxor mea”, with the consent of “uxor mea Maria dicta comitissa Grandisprati domina Montisregalis” by charter dated Apr 1236[611]Ansericus dominus Montis-Regalis” appointed an inquiry into disputes with “matrem meam Agnetam dominam de Insulaby charter dated Aug 1238[612].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” donated harvest from “de Avalone in terciis meis de Sauvigniaco” to the Knights Hospitallers at Pontaubert, for love of “fratris mei...fratris Segiuini dicte domus hospitalis”, by charter dated Jun 1242[613]m ([1232/35]) as her third husband, MARIE de Garlande, widow firstly of HENRI [IV] Comte de Grandpré, and divorced wife secondly of GEOFFROY de Joinville Seigneur de Montclair, daughter of GUILLAUME [V] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry & his wife Adela de Châtillon-sur-Marne (-after 1259).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1217 under which “Johannes comes Bellimontis” agreed the succession of “domino Guillelmo de Gallandia” with “Henricus comes Grandiprati…et Guidonem buticularium”, which states that he had married the deceased’s oldest daughter and the other two his second and third daughters respectively[614].  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" declared that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne guaranteed the dowry granted by "ledit Simon et par Geoffroy son fils" for "Marie comtesse de Grandpré, épouse de Geoffroy", by charter dated Aug 1230[615].  “Anséric de Montréal et sa femme Marie comtesse de Grandpré” reached agreement with the chapter of Montréal by charter dated 1235[616].  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” confirmed the charter, made by “bone memorie Anserici quondam domini Montisregalis avi mei” in favour of Reigny with the consent of “Sibylla uxor mea”, with the consent of “uxor mea Maria dicta comitissa Grandisprati domina Montisregalis” by charter dated Apr 1236[617].  Anséric [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ANSERIC [V] de Montréal (-[1269]).  Louis IX King of France ordered Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy to confiscate “dominus Montis-regalis...hereditatis et terre sue” by charter dated late Dec 1254[618].  A document of the Paris parliament dated 1255 records the excessive behaviour “du sire de Montréal” against priests and other ecclesiastical office-holders, including having one priest eating by flies (“quemdam presbiterum muscis comedi fecerat”), that King Louis IX intended to implement swift retribution (“apporter un prompt remède”) but that “l’évêque d’Auxerre et le châtelain de Troyon, dont le sire de Montréal avait épousé la nièce” requested delay to enable them to make representations fearing that “leurs neveux ne fussent déshérités pour le fait de leur père[619].  King Louis IX confirmed his order to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated May 1255[620].  “Anseriz sires de Monreaul” acknowledged that he had yielded “mun chastel de Monreaul” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated Sep 1255, and by another charter also dated Sep 1255 that the duke had lent him “Chastelgirart[621].  Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy undertook to repair the damage caused to the church of Montréal caused by dominum Ansericum, quondam dominum Montis-Regaliby charter dated 1256[622]m (before 1255) ---, niece of Guy de Mello Bishop of Auxerre, daughter of ---.  Her family origin and marriage are indicated by a document of the Paris parliament dated 1255 which records the excessive behaviour “du sire de Montréal” against priests and other ecclesiastical office-holders, including having one priest eating by flies (“quemdam presbiterum muscis comedi fecerat”), that King Louis IX intended to implement swift retribution (“apporter un prompt remède”) but that “l’évêque d’Auxerre et le châtelain de Troyon, dont le sire de Montréal avait épousé la nièce” [the bishop of Auxerre in 1255 was Guy de Mello] requested delay to enable them to make representations fearing that “leurs neveux ne fussent déshérités pour le fait de leur père[623].  Her precise parentage has not been established. 

b)         ADELAIDE de Montréal (-before 1257).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (Papal dispensation 1245) as his first wife, DREUX de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris, son of DREUX [II] de Mello & his wife Heloise d’Espoisses (-1310). 

c)         JEAN de Montréal (-before Nov 1292).  It is not certain that Jean was born from his father’s second marriage, but the chronology of his life makes this appear likely.  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[624].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1 Nov 1292 ordered compensation to “Odo Bezors miles dominus de Villa-Arnulphi...et Agnete eius uxore” for transferring their part of “castro et castellaniæ Iusulæ subtus Montem-Regalem” which they had received under the succession of “defuncti Iohannis de Monteregali militis quondam patris dictæ Agnetis”, which he had inherited from “defuncto Anserico quondam domino Montisregalis”, to “Beatrice ducissa relicta Hugonis ducis Burgundiæ”, while providing for “Guido de Monteregali armiger filius Ioannis de Monteregali quondam militis...et...Beatrice relicta Iacobi domini de Rocha de Breine, sorore dicti Guidonis[625]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[626].  Jean & his wife had four children: 

i)          GUY de Montréal (-after May 1293).  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[627].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1 Nov 1292 ordered compensation to “Odo Bezors miles dominus de Villa-Arnulphi...et Agnete eius uxore” for transferring their part of “castro et castellaniæ Iusulæ subtus Montem-Regalem” which they had received under the succession of “defuncti Iohannis de Monteregali militis quondam patris dictæ Agnetis”, which he had inherited from “defuncto Anserico quondam domino Montisregalis”, to “Beatrice ducissa relicta Hugonis ducis Burgundiæ”, while providing for “Guido de Monteregali armiger filius Ioannis de Monteregali quondam militis...et...Beatrice relicta Iacobi domini de Rocha de Breine, sorore dicti Guidonis[628].  “Guiot de Montreal escuyer” renounced his claims over “la chastellenie de l’île soubs Montreal” derived from “le decés de Jean de Montreal son pere et de Anseric seigneur de Montreal son oncle” in favour of “Beatrix veuve de Hugues Duc de Bourgongne” by charter dated May 1293[629]

ii)         JEANNE de Montréal (-after May 1293).  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[630].  “Luques de Montreal, femme de Gaucher seigneur de Saint Florentin chevalier, seur de Guiot de Montreal” renounced her claims over “la chastellenie de l’île soubs Montreal” derived from “le decés de Jean de Montreal son pere et de Anseric seigneur de Montreal son oncle” in favour of “Beatrix veuve de Hugues Duc de Bourgongne” by charter dated May 1293[631]

iii)        AGNES de Montréal (-after Jun 1293).  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[632].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1 Nov 1292 ordered compensation to “Odo Bezors miles dominus de Villa-Arnulphi...et Agnete eius uxore” for transferring their part of “castro et castellaniæ Iusulæ subtus Montem-Regalem” which they had received under the succession of “defuncti Iohannis de Monteregali militis quondam patris dictæ Agnetis”, which he had inherited from “defuncto Anserico quondam domino Montisregalis”, to “Beatrice ducissa relicta Hugonis ducis Burgundiæ”, while providing for “Guido de Monteregali armiger filius Ioannis de Monteregali quondam militis...et...Beatrice relicta Iacobi domini de Rocha de Breine, sorore dicti Guidonis[633].  “Agnes de Montreal, femme de Eudes Bazort seigneur de Ville-Ernoul, seur de ladite Luques” renounced her claims over “la chastellenie de l’île soubs Montreal” derived from “le decés de Jean de Montreal son pere et de Anseric seigneur de Montreal son oncle” in favour of “Beatrix veuve de Hugues Duc de Bourgongne” by charter dated Jun 1293[634]m EUDES Bazort Seigneur de Ville-Ernoul, son of --- (-after 1 Nov 1292). 

iv)       BEATRIX de Montréal (-after Jun 1293).  The bishop of Langres approved an agreement between Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy and “messire Jean de Montreal chevalier” under which the latter transferred his rights in the castles and lands of “Montreal et Chastelgirard” in return for “la Mote de Athées...et...la terre de Montréal hors la ville”, with the consent of “dame Marguerite sa femme, Guiot leur fils, Ieannette, Agnelez et Beatrix leurs filles”, by charter dated 9 Oct 1269[635].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1 Nov 1292 ordered compensation to “Odo Bezors miles dominus de Villa-Arnulphi...et Agnete eius uxore” for transferring their part of “castro et castellaniæ Iusulæ subtus Montem-Regalem” which they had received under the succession of “defuncti Iohannis de Monteregali militis quondam patris dictæ Agnetis”, which he had inherited from “defuncto Anserico quondam domino Montisregalis”, to “Beatrice ducissa relicta Hugonis ducis Burgundiæ”, while providing for “Guido de Monteregali armiger filius Ioannis de Monteregali quondam militis...et...Beatrice relicta Iacobi domini de Rocha de Breine, sorore dicti Guidonis[636].  “Beatrix de Montreal, seur de Guiot de Montreal escuyer” renounced her claims over “la chastellenie de l’île soubs Montreal” derived from “le decés de Jean de Montreal son pere et de Anseric seigneur de Montreal son oncle” in favour of “Beatrix veuve de Hugues Duc de Bourgongne” by charter dated Jun 1293[637]m JACQUES Seigneur de Roche de Breine, son of --- (-before Nov 1292). 

2.         SEGUIN (-after Jun 1242).  “Ansericus dominus Montisregalis” donated harvest from “de Avalone in terciis meis de Sauvigniaco” to the Knights Hospitallers at Pontaubert, for love of “fratris mei...fratris Segiuini dicte domus hospitalis”, by charter dated Jun 1242[638].  Knight Hospitaller at Pontaubert. 

Anseric [III] & his second wife had two children: 

3.         JEAN de Montréal (-after 1243).  Seigneur de Beauvoir.  A charter dated 1243 records an agreement between Moutier-Saint-Jean and “Johannem domicellum dominum de Bellovisu[639]

-        SEIGNEURS de BEAUVOIR et de CHASTELLUX

4.         GUY de Montréal (-20 Jan, after Dec 1252).  His parentage is confirmed by a manuscript which commemorates the death “X Kal Mar” of “patris et matris Guidonis de Monteregali thesaurarii Lingonensis, videlicet Anserici domini Montis regalis et Agnetis uxoris sue[640].  Thesaurarius of Langres.  “Deodatus Cecus, Judeus Dyvionensis” sold property to “domino Guidoni de Monteregali thesaurario Lingonensi” by charter dated Dec 1252[641].  A necrology records the death “XIII Kal Feb” of “Guido de Monteregali thesaurarius Lingonensis” and his donation[642]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    COMTES de CHALON

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHALON

 

 

The history of the county of Chalon was checkered and violent.  There are also many gaps and uncertainties in the information provided by the surviving primary sources.  The earliest record of the county of Chalon identified in the primary sources so far consulted is the appointment of Ekkehard (of the Carolingian family of Nibelung/Childebrand) as comte de Chalon in 863.  He was also appointed comte d'Autun and comte de Mâcon in 873, which suggests that he played an important role in the whole of the future duchy of Burgundy.  It is assumed that he continued to hold these counties until his death in [876/77], although it is not clear who succeeded him.  The dispute over control of Burgundy involving Boson, future King [of Provence], must have started shortly after Ekkehard died.  King Boson's brother Richard was installed as comte d'Autun and comte d'Auxerre, and it is possible that he also assumed control over Chalon and Mâcon. 

 

The next recorded comte de Chalon is Lambert, son of Robert Vicomte de Dijon, who was probably invested with the county some time in the 950s.  No record has yet been found to indicate who appointed him as count.  As mentioned below, it is likely that Lambert was related to the family of the early comtes de Mâcon but the precise relationship is not known.  His descendants continued to govern the county until the death of Comte Hugues [I] in 1039, when Chalon was inherited by the deceased count's nephew Thibaut de Semur (see Part B of the present chapter).  The county was divided after the death in 1079 of Hugues [II] Comte de Chalon, son of Thibaut.  Part of the county passed to Geoffroy de Donzy, although how he derived his right, whether by purchase or inheritance is not known (Part C).  Geoffroy sold his share to his relative Savaric de Vergy, who in turn sold it to the bishop of Chalon, probably in the second decade of the 12th century.  The other part of the county was inherited in 1079 by Guy de Thiern, son of one of the sisters of the deceased Comte Hugues [II] (Part D).  It afterwards passed to Comte Guillaume [I], presumably Guy’s son although this is not confirmed by any primary source.  It appears that the Thiern part of the county passed to another two counts named Guillaume, although whether there were in fact two or three comtes Guillaume is open to debate. 

 

Chalon was inherited by a junior branch of the family of the comtes palatins de Bourgogne in 1227.  In 1237, Comte Jean "l'Antique/le Sage" exchanged Chalon-sur-Saône and Auxonne with his relative Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy for Salins (including its salt mines, which meant that the deal was economically more favourable for Jean de Chalon), Bracon, Vuillefans and other seigneuries in upper Burgundy. 

 

 

1.         EKKEHARD [Ecchard], son of CHILDEBRAND [III] & his wife Dunna --- ([810/15]-8 Apr [876/77], bur monastère de Fleury-sur-Loire, Nièvre).  "Hludovvicus…imperator augustus" granted land at Perrecy in Autun to "fideli nostro Ecchardo" by charter dated 29 Dec 839[643].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "filii Etkardi comitis duo, item Eokardus, Guntardus et Richuinus comites" were captured at the siege of Toulouse in 844[644], Settipani suggesting that "item Eokardus" refers to Ekkehard son of Childebrand [III] and his wife Dunna[645].  Ekkehard was one of the rebels against King Charles "le Chauve" in 858.  According to Gingins-la-Sarra, Ekkehard was invested as Comte de Chalon [in 863], Comte d'Autun et Comte de Mâcon [in 873][646]Philipon says that Gingins-la-Sarra “se trompe évidemment” in making these statements[647].  A charter dated to [866/75] relates to a dispute between "Vulfaldum episcopum et Heccardum comitem" concerning land at Perrecy, heard before "Leudo episcopus et Adelardus comes missi dominici in comitatu Augustidunense", refers to a charter "de temporibus domni Pipini regis sive de nomen Nivelongi"[648]

 

 

ROBERT, son of --- (-after 952)same person as…?  ROBERT (-[958/60]).  Bouchard suggests that Robert was the same person as the witness of the charter of Rodolphe Comte de Dijon dated Jun 952[649].  Vicomte d'Autun.  "Hugo...comes et marchio" donated property "in comitatu Belnensi...in uilla...Nolliacus et...in uilla Crisentiaco", for the souls of “genitoris nostri Richardi et Adheleidis”, in the presence of “Gilbertus comes, Albericus comes et filius eius Leotaldus et Adso noster fidelis”, by charter dated 1 Sep 936, subscribed by “...Roberti uicecomitis...[650].  Vicomte de Dijon.  940.  "Rotbertus…vicecomes et coniunx mea Ingeltrudis" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire for the soul of "Ramgardis" by charter dated Dec 958 subscribed by "Lanberti filii eorum, Wichardi, Ugonis, Letaldi, Waloni"[651]

m INGELTRUDE, daughter of ---.  940.  "Rotbertus…vicecomes et coniunx mea Ingeltrudis" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire by charter dated Dec 958 subscribed by "Lanberti filii eorum, Wichardi, Ugonis, Letaldi, Waloni"[652].  The origin of Ingeltrud is unknown.  Jackman[653] suggests, for onomastic reasons only, that she may have been Ingeltrud, daughter of Eberhard Graf im Oberlahngau, Pfalzgraf [Konradiner] & his wife ---.  However, this appears unlikely from a geographical perspective.  In addition, no strikingly typical Konradiner names feature among this couple's descendants.  Settipani suggests that Ingeltrud may have been the daughter of Eberhard's younger brother Otto[654].  It is more likely that she was related to the comtes de Mâcon, which would explain why Letald Comte de Mâcon names her son as "Lanbertus consanguineus meus" in his charter dated 944[655]

Robert & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         LAMBERT (-22 Feb 979).  "Lanbertus consanguineus meus" was named by Letald Comte de Mâcon in a charter dated 944[656], although any relationship between the early comtes de Chalon and the comtes de Mâcon has not been established unless it was through Lambert’s mother as suggested above.  "Lanberti filii eorum…" subscribed the charter dated Dec 958 under which "Rotbertus…vicecomes et coniunx mea Ingeltrudis" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire[657]Comte [de Chalon].  "Lanbertus comes [et]…Adeleydis uxor mea" made a joint donation of "capellam beati Martini in villa Vigoseto" to Cluny by charter dated 978[658].  [m firstly ---.  There is no evidence that Comte Lambert had a first wife before he married Adelais.  However, if Gerberge was Lambert's daughter (which is far from certain, as explained below), it is extremely unlikely from a chronological point of view that her mother could have been Adelais.]  m [secondly] as her first husband, ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-after 18 Oct 984).  "Lanbertus comes [et]…Adeleydis uxor mea" made a joint donation of "capellam beati Martini in villa Vigoseto" to Cluny by charter dated 978[659].  If Adelais was the mother of all of Comte Lambert's children, she could not have been born later than [930/32].  This is early for her also to have given birth to her son by her second marriage after 978.  The date would of course be later if Adelais was Comte Lambert's second wife, as suggested above.  The origin of Adelais has been the subject of much speculation.  Settipani has suggested[660] that she was the daughter of Hugues Comte en Bourgogne and his wife Willa von Thurgau.  Chaume suggested that Adelais was the daughter or granddaughter of Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne[661].  Bouchard sets out several different theories concerning Adelais's origin, with the aim mainly of explaining Lambert's accession to Chalon by inheritance through his wife.  However, none appears to be based on any primary documentation and Bouchard concludes that she prefers "to leave Adelais's origins unknown"[662].  An earlier theory was that Adelais was the sister of "Wera" Ctss de Meaux[663], which would mean that she was Adelais, daughter of Giselbert Duke of Burgundy & his wife Ermengarde [of Burgundy].  Duchesne suggested that she was the daughter of Robert Comte de Meaux et de Troyes[664], although this would mean that the two wives of Geoffroy I Comte d'Anjou were sisters, no mention of which has so far been found in contemporary sources.  Another suggestion is that Adelais Ctss de Chalon was the same person as Wera-Adelais Ctss de Meaux.  However, this is even more unlikely from a chronological perspective considering the estimated birth date of Wera-Adelais and the fact that Adelais de Chalon gave birth to at least one child by her second husband, Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou, after her marriage in 979.  It would also mean that Comte Geoffroy married, as his second wife, his first wife's mother which is unlikely to have been accepted by the church.  In 1619, Duchesne[665] suggested that Adelais was the sister of Guillaume I Comte d'Arles.  Adelais married secondly (2 or 9 Mar 979) as his second wife, Geoffroi I "Grisegonelle" Comte d'Anjou, who acted as Comte de Chalon until his death in 987.  Comte Lambert & his [first] wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [GERBERGE ([945]-11 Dec [987/991]).  Her name and her two marriages are confirmed by the Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne, interpolated into the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, which names "Guilelmum Ottonem et eius matrem Gerbergam" when recording that her son was adopted by his mother's second husband "dux Burgundie Henricus"[666].  Her birth date is estimated from the estimated birth date of her son in [960/62].  Her origin is indicated by the Vita of Hugues Comte de Chalon which refers to his (unnamed) sister as having married the duke of Burgundy[667].  Chronologically, this refers most probably to Duke Henri who died in 1002, although the original of this document has not yet been consulted to check whether the wording supports this conclusion.  Gerberge's origin has not yet been corroborated in the other primary sources so far consulted.  The Vita appears to indicate that Lambert Comte de Chalon was her father, but this raises several problems if it is correct.  Firstly, on the death without direct heirs in 1039 of her supposed brother Hugues Comte de Chalon, the county was inherited by the comparatively obscure children of his younger sister Mathilde, apparently ignoring the superior claims of Gerberge's own numerous descendants, among whom were the powerful counts palatine of Burgundy who, one would have thought, would not have missed the opportunity of acquiring another county.  Rodulfus Glaber does record that "Hugo filius Lanberti Cabilonensis comitisepiscopus Autissioderi" was an opponent of "Willemus, Henrici ducis priuignus, Adalberti Longobardorum ducis filius"[668], which could explain why Bishop Hugues favoured a nephew by his younger sister to succeed to his county.  Nevertheless, after the bishop's death, his past opposition to Comte Otto-Guillaume may have provided an excuse for his son to intervene in the Chalon succession if he had a legitimate claim.  Secondly, considering the likely birth date of her son, Gerberge's first marriage must have taken place while her husband and father-in-law were still reigning kings of Italy.  They were under continuous pressure from Otto I King of Germany and it is likely that Adalberto's marriage could have brought additional political support.  It is not clear how the relatively obscure count of Chalon could have provided this.  Thirdly, after the death in 978 of Lambert Comte de Chalon, and his widow's second marriage to Geoffroy I Comte d'Anjou, no record has been found in the primary sources so far consulted of Henri Duke of Burgundy intervening to prevent Comte Geoffroy taking control of the county of Chalon, which would have been the likely course of action if his wife was the deceased count's oldest child.  Fourthly, Gerberge's estimated birth date creates serious chronological problems (as explained further above) if she was the daughter of Lambert's only known wife Adelais.  In conclusion, considerable doubt therefore appears to subsist concerning this origin of Gerberge, although no alternative can so far be proposed if we are to respect the wording of the Vita.  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 11 Dec of "Gerberga comitissa uxor Henrici ducis"[669]m firstly (before [960/62]) ADALBERTO II King of Italy, son of BERENGARIO II King of Italy [Ivrea] & his wife Willa of Burgundy ([932/936]-Autun [972/975]).  m secondly ([973]) [as his first wife,] HENRI Duke of Burgundy, son of HUGUES "le Grand" Duc des Francs & his third wife Hedwig of Germany ([948]-Château de Pouilly-sur-Saône 15 Oct 1002).  He adopted his wife's son by her first marriage, Otto-Guillaume later Comte de Bourgogne et de Macon.] 

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

b)         HUGUES de Chalon (-1039).  "Hugo filius Lanberti comitis" jointly donated land in "pago Cabilonensi" with "Gausfredus comes [et]…Adeleidis uxor mea" by charter dated Mar 979, signing "Hugonis filii eius" directly after "Adeleidis"[670].  That Hugues is the son of Adelais is shown by the charter dated to [988] under which "Hugo comes" donated property to Cluny "pro absolutione patris Lantberti", also naming "mater mea Adelaydis et frater meus Mauricius"[671].  Rodulfus Glaber names "Hugo filius Lanberti Cabilonensis comitis" as his father's only son, specifying that he was "episcopus Autissioderi" and an opponent of "Willemus, Henrici ducis priuignus, Adalberti Longobardorum ducis filius"[672].  It is likely that Hugues was a minor at his father's death in light of his mother's rapid remarriage and his stepfather's assumption of the title Comte de Chalon in his place.  He succeeded his stepfather in 987 as Comte de ChalonBishop of Auxerre 999.  "Hugo episcopus Autisiodorensium" donated property "medietatem curtis…Givriacum in Divionensium site" to Cluny for the soul "patris mei Lanberti matrisque mee Adheleydis" by charter dated 1019, which refers to the prior donation by "soror mea Maheldis et sponsus eius Gauzfredus"[673]

c)         MATHILDE de Chalon (-before 1019).  "Domnus Hugo comes Cabilonensium" donated property "in pago Augustudunensi in villa Martiniacensi" to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter subscribed by "Ottonis nepotis eius, Teudbaldi nepotis eius, Maltidis sororis eius"[674].  "Gausfredus et uxor mea Mahaldis et filii mei Gausfredus, Herveus, Oddo, Tethbaldus, Lanbertus" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1015][675].  "Hugo episcopus Autisiodorensium" donated property to Cluny by charter dated 1019, which refers to the prior donation by "soror mea Maheldis et sponsus eius Gauzfredus"[676].  Her parentage and her marriage are confirmed by the charter of "Tetbaldus comes Cabilonensis" dated [1050] which names "Lamberti avi mei [et] Adheleydem comitissam aviam meam"[677].  It is unlikely that her marriage could have taken place much earlier than [990] considering the general chronology of the family, although this date is too inexact to include as her likely marriage date.  Dame de Donzy.  According to Bouchard, Mathilde is shown in the 12th century genealogy of the family as the first wife of Comte Geoffroy[678]m as his second wife, GEOFFROY I Seigneur de Semur [en-Brionnais], son of JOCERAN de Semur & his wife Richoara ---. 

d)         [--- de Chalon (-before 1018).  This possible origin of the mother of Othon [II] Comte de Mâcon is deduced from the undated charter under which "domnus Hugo comes Cabilonensium" donated property "in pago Augustudunensi in villa Martiniacensi" to Paray-le-Monial which is subscribed by "Ottonis nepotis eius, Teudbaldi nepotis eius, Maltidis sororis eius"[679].  The same relationship is stated in the charter dated 1018 under which "Vualterius Æduorum presul" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny subscribed by "Landricus comes, Otto comes nepos Hugonis episcopi, Tetbaldus comes nepos ipsius episcopi"[680], and in the charter dated 1020 under which "Wido clericus" donated property "in pago Cabillonense" to Cluny, subscribed by "Ugo comes et episcopus et nepos eius Otto comes…"[681].  One explanation is that "Otto comes" in these three charters was the same person as Othon-Guillaume Comte de Mâcon, and that he was nepos of Hugues Comte de Chalon because his mother Gerberge was Hugues's older half-sister.  However, as shown above, the theory about Gerberge's Chalon origin is far from certain.  Another possibility is therefore that the three charters refer to Othon [II] Comte de Mâcon, grandson of Othon-Guillaume, the identity of whose mother has been the subject of much speculation.  If this second possibility is correct, this unnamed daughter presumably died before her sister Mathilde as she did not subscribe the 1018 charter.  m (before 999) GUY [I] Comte de Mâcon, son of OTHON [I] Guillaume Comte de Mâcon & his first wife Ermengarde de Roucy ([982]-[1004], bur Saint-Bénigne).] 

2.         ROBERT .  "Rodbertus vicecomes Cabilonensis frater domni Lamberti comitis" donated property to the abbey of Paray-le-Moniale by an undated charter[682].  Vicomte de Chalon.  m ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Robertus vicecomes Cabilonis civitate" donated property to Saint-Marcel-lès-Chalon by charter dated to [994/99], subscribed by "Hugonis comitis…ipsius Roberti uxoris eius Helisabeth"[683]

3.         [RAOUL (-13 Nov ----)  Vicomte de Dijon.  The Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon records the installation of "Rudolph Albus…antequam…vicecomes Divionensis" as prior of Bèze and his death "Id Nov"[684].] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de SEMUR

 

 

THIBAUT de Semur, son of GEOFFROY [I] Seigneur de Semur & his second wife Mathilde de Chalon dame de Donzy (-Tolosa [1065]).  "Gausfredus et uxor mea Mahaldis et filii mei Gausfredus, Herveus, Oddo, Tethbaldus, Lanbertus" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [1015][685].  His parentage is also deduced from the charter of "Gaufredus" dated [1054] which names "Tetbaldus comes avunculus ipsorum" (referring to Geoffroy and Dalmas, sons of Dalmas)[686].  “Tetbaldus comes Cabilonensium” donated property to Châlons Saint-Marcel by undated charter which records that “comes Gaufredus” married “aviam meam Adheleydam comitissam” after the death of “avii mei Lamberti” and names her son “avunculus meus domnus Hugo comes et episcopus”, and is subscribed by “Ermentrudis eius coniugis…[687].  "Domnus Hugo comes Cabilonensium" donated property "in pago Augustudunensi in villa Martiniacensi" to Paray-le-Monial by undated charter subscribed by "Ottonis nepotis eius, Teudbaldi nepotis eius, Maltidis sororis eius"[688].  "Tedbaldi comitis nepotis eius" witnessed a charter dated 1035 immediately after "domni Hugonis comitis"[689].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1039 as Comte de Chalon

m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Ermentrudis eius coniugis" subscribed the charter of "Tetbaldus comes Cabilonensis" dated [1050][690].  Her origin is not known. 

Comte Thibaut & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUGUES de Chalon (-in Spain [Nov/early Dec] 1079).  "Hugo Cabillonensis comes" made a concession to Cluny for the soul of "Tetbaldi patris mei"[691].  He succeeded his father in [1065] as Comte de Chalon.  He travelled to Spain in [1078/79] to fight the Moors, probably accompanying Hugues I Duke of Burgundy.  The relatively precise range of his estimated date of death is provided firstly by the charter referred to above which was witnessed by "Oddo dux", who succeeded as duke of Burgundy after the abdication of his brother Hugues (which is dated to [Oct/Nov] 1079), and secondly by his widow subscribing a document with her second husband dated 25 Dec 1079 at Dueñas[692]m (1065) as her first husband, CONSTANCE de Bourgogne, daughter of ROBERT I "le Vieux" Duke of Burgundy & his first wife Hélie de Semur ([1045]-[Jan/Feb] or [3 Apr/25 Oct] 1093, bur Sahagún, León, royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo).  The Chronicon Trenorciensi records that "Constantiæ…filia Roberti Ducis" married firstly "Hugonis Cabilonensis Comitis" and secondly "Hispaniæ Rex Adefonsus"[693].  A charter dated 1087 of "Ducem Burgundiæ Oddonem" recalls a donation to Tournus abbey by "comitissa Cabillonensis filia Rotberti ducis", after the death of "mariti sui Hugonis comitis", adding that she subsequently became "Regina Galliciæ et Hispaniarum"[694].  She married secondly (late 1079 or 8 May 1081) as his third wife, Alfonso VI King of Castile and León.  "Infanta donna Urraka Regis domni Adefonsi filia" names her mother "Constantie regina" in her donation to Cluny dated 22 Feb 1117 "Spanish Era"[695], although the date was presumably AD as 1117 Spanish Era was equivalent to 1079 AD.  An early 12th century document at Fleury records that "filiam Roberti ducis Bugundionem…Constantiam" married Alfonso VI King of Castile and was mother of a daughter who married "Raymundo comiti"[696].  The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Queen Constance" as the second of the "five legitimate wives" of King Alfonso[697].  Her second marriage date is estimated based on the likely estimated death date of her first husband in [Nov/early Dec] 1079 and her subscribing a document dated 25 Dec 1079 at Dueñas with her second husband[698].  Queen Constance was instrumental in having the Roman rite replace the Visigothic rite in the churches of Castile.  "Adefonsus…Hispaniarum rex…cum coniuge mea Constantia regina" donated property to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña by charter dated 1 May 1092[699].  The date of her death is fixed by her last known mention in a charter dated 25 Jul 1093 and a donation by King Alfonso to the monastery of Sahagún dated 25 Oct 1093, which does not include Queen Constanza's name in the subscription list[700].  Pérez’s history of Sahagún monastery, published in 1782, states that "Doña Berta…Reyna…está enterrada no lejos de Doña Constanza en la Capilla" of the monastery, but does not quote the inscription which confirms this statement[701]

2.         ADELAIS de Chalon (-1080 or after).  "Domna comitissa Adheleidis [Teudbaldi comitis filia" donated property to Paray-le-Monial with the consent of "domnus Wido de Tier filius eius, domnus Hugo Dalmatius, domnus Gaufredus Donzi" by undated charter[702]m GUILLAUME de Thiern, son of --- (-after Nov 1083). 

3.         ERMENGARDE de Chalon .  "Ermengardis" made a donation to Cluny dated Nov 1083, naming "Teudbaldus comes Cabilonensis" (although not specifying that she was his daughter), witnessed by "Humbertus de Borbon…viri mei" and "Humbertum filium nostrum puerulum monachum ad serviendum Deo in ipso loco"[703].  This is supplemented by the undated charter which records that "post mortem eius [comes domus Tetbaldus] filius eius domnus Hugo" agreed with "domnun Unbertum" to give "sororem Hermengardam in conjugium", before stating that "prædicta Hermengardis sentiens sibi mortem vicinam" wished to donate property to the abbey of Paray-le-Moniale, naming "filium Unbertum puerulum" whom she "obtulit Deo", which "[viri sui] domnus Unbertus" later donated by an undated charter[704].  Dame de Digoine.  m HUMBERT [I] Sire de Bourbon-Lancy, son of ---. 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de DONZY

 

 

The precise process by which Geoffroy de Donzy succeeded to part of the county of Chalon has not been ascertained.  He was first cousin of Hugues Comte de Chalons (who died in 1079) through their fathers, but it is unclear why part of the county should have been inherited by him in preference to the deceased count’s sisters.  As noted below, Geoffroy de Donzy sold his share of the county to his avunculus Savaric Seigneur de Vergy to fund his participation in the First Crusade.  It is not known whether avunculus can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle or whether the family relationship between the two of them was more remote.  Savaric in turn sold his share to the bishop of Chalon.  On the other hand, a charter of La Ferté-sur-Grosne indicates that Savaric sold what was termed “Châtelet-Chalon” to Hugues II Duke of Burgundy in [1113].  The duke granted the territory to one of his younger sons Hugues (see the document BURGUNDY DUCHY DUKES). 

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY [II] de Donzy, son of HERVE de Donzy & his wife [--- de Vergy] (-4 Aug ----).  He succeeded [in 1078] as Comte de Chalon, sharing the county with Guy de Thiern[705].  An undated charter records that "Gaufridus de Dunziaco" had sold "partem mediam comitatus Cabilonensis", which he held "cum Wydone de Tyhæra", to "domno Saverico…avunculo suo" on leaving for Jerusalem[706].  The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 4 Aug of "Gaufridus comes Cabillon", specifying that he had become a monk "apud castrum suum Donziacum"[707]

-        SEIGNEURS de DONZY

 

 

2.         SAVARIC, son of --- (-1120 or after)Seigneur de VergyComte de Chalon.  An undated charter records that "Gaufridus de Dunziaco" had sold "partem mediam comitatus Cabilonensis", which he held "cum Wydone de Tyhæra", to "domno Saverico…avunculo suo" on leaving for Jerusalem "cum Wydone de Tyhæra" and that "Saverico Cabilonensi comite…cum uxore sua" later sold the same to Gauthier Bishop of Chalon with the approval of "Simonem filium suum cum uxore sua…et Arvæum filium alterum"[708].  "Severicus de Verziaco dominus Cabilonensis comes et uxor eius Elisabeth, et Symon filius suus et filia Ayglentina [domina] de Puliaco" sold "villam…Franceis" [Francxault] to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[709].  A charter dated 1113 records the foundation of the abbey of La Ferté and names “comitibus Sauerico et Guilielmo[710].  A charter of La Ferté-sur-Grosne, dated to after 1113, records that "Savarico comite" sold Châtelet-Chalon to Hugues Duke of Burgundy[711]

 

 

 

D.      COMTES de CHALON, family of SEIGNEURS de THIERN

 

 

GUY de Thiern, son of GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Thiern & his wife Adelais de Chalon (-before 1113).  "Domna comitissa Adheleidis [Teudbaldi comitis filia]" donated property to Paray-le-Monial with the consent of "domnus Wido de Tier filius eius, domnus Hugo Dalmatius, domnus Gaufredus Donzi" by undated charter[712].  He succeeded [his maternal uncle in 1078] as Comte de Chalon, but shared the county with Geoffroy de Donzy[713].  An undated charter records that "Gaufridus de Dunziaco" held "partem mediam comitatus Cabilonensis" together "cum Wydone de Tyhæra"[714]

m ---.  The identity of Guy's wife is not known. 

Guy & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         [GUILLAUME [I] de Chalon (-[after 1147]).  There appears to be no primary source which confirms that Guillaume [I] was the son of Guy de Thiern.  Du Chesne suggests that he was the son of Comte Savaric, after whom he is named in the charter dated 1113 which is quoted below, but he proposes no convincing arguments[715].  Orbendale suggests his affiliation with Guy de Thiern, whom he would have succeeded in his share of the county, highlighting especially that Guillaume would not have been named as one of “duorum comitum” in the 1113 document if Savaric had been his father, but as “filii sui[716].  On the other hand, the possibility that his part of the county of Chalon passed to Guillaume [I] in some other way, maybe by marrying Guy de Thiern’s daughter, cannot be totally excluded in the absence of explicit primary sources.  He succeeded [his father] as joint Comte de Chalon.  A charter dated 1113 records the foundation of the abbey of La Ferté and names “duorum comitem...Savarici...et Guillelmi[717].  Bouchard suggests that he appears to have acquired the remaining part of the county around the time Savaric de Vergy sold Châtelet-Chalon to the duke of Burgundy after 1113[718], but this would appear not to be correct given the undated charter, quoted above, which specifies that Savaric sold his part of the county to the bishop of Chalon.] 

-        see below

2.         [GUY de Thiern .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Montpensier.]  m ---.  The identity of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         AGNES de Thiern .  The primary source which precisely confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her two marriages are deduced from the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Agnes de Montepancerii in Alvernia" as the mother of "domni de Belloioco Wichardi" (her son by her second marriage) and specifies that she was also mother of "Mathilde comitisse Nivernensis"[719].  Dame de Montpensier.  "Agnes comitissa de Monte Pancero et de Grinnumniaco" donated property to Cîteaux for the anniversaries of "domini mei Raimundi filiique nostris Hugonis" by charter dated to after 28 Jun 1156[720]m firstly ([1146]) RAYMOND de Bourgogne Comte de Grignon, son of HUGUES II "Borel/le Pacifique" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne ([1125]-28 Jun 1156).  m secondly ([1160]) HUMBERT [IV] Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of HUMBERT [III] Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Alix [Elise] de Savoie. 

3.         [--- .  Assuming that “neptis”, in the charter quoted below, is correctly interpreted as niece, one of the parents of the wife of Josserand de Digoin was the sibling of Guillaume Comte de Chalon.]  m ---.  One child: 

a)         daughter .  Jocerannus de Digonia” donated rights “super la Valletam” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxor mea neptis Willelmi comitis Cabiloni et duo filii nostri Jocerannus...et Guichardus et filia nostra Aalis”, by charter dated to [1150][721]m JOSSERAND de Digoin, son of --- (-after [1150]). 

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Chalon, son of GUY de Thiern Comte de Chalon & his wife --- (-[after 1147]).  There appears to be no primary source which confirms that Guillaume [I] was the son of Guy de Thiern.  Du Chesne suggests that he was the son of Comte Savaric, after whom he is named in the charter dated 1113 which is quoted below, but he proposes no convincing arguments[722].  Orbendale suggests his affiliation with Guy de Thiern, whom he would have succeeded in his share of the county, highlighting especially that Guillaume would not have been named as one of “duorum comitum” in the 1113 document if Savaric had been his father, but as “filii sui[723].  On the other hand, the possibility that his part of the county of Chalon passed to Guillaume [I] in some other way, maybe by marrying Guy de Thiern’s daughter, cannot be totally excluded in the absence of explicit primary sources.  He succeeded [his father] as joint Comte de Chalon.  A charter dated 1113 records the foundation of the abbey of La Ferté and names “duorum comitem...Savarici...et Guillelmi[724].  Bouchard suggests that he appears to have acquired the remaining part of the county around the time Savaric de Vergy sold Châtelet-Chalon to the duke of Burgundy after 1113[725], but this would appear not to be correct given the undated charter, quoted above, which specifies that Savaric sold his part of the county to the bishop of Chalon.  ["Willelmus comes Cabilonis et Huo filius ducis Burgundie" donated property to la Ferté by charter dated 1147[726].  There is no indication in the document whether it refers to Guillaume [I] or Guillaume [II] Comte de Chalon.] 

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

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

1.         [GUILLAUME [II] de Chalon (-[1174]).  There appears to be no primary source which confirms that Guillaume [II] was the son of Guillaume [I].  Indeed, there is a difference of opinion whether there were in fact three comtes de Chalon named Guillaume as sustained by Du Chesne[727], or only two as indicated by Orbandale[728].  The former position is more probable.  Guillaume [I] was already adult when he was named in 1113, although younger than his fellow comte de Chalon Savaric after whom he is named in the 1113 document.  It is unlikely, therefore, that Guillaume [I] was involved in the attacks on Cluny, dated to 1165.  The dates of the marriages of the Chalon daughters (see below) also indicate that there were three comtes named Guillaume: Isabelle’s marriage to Hugues de Bourgogne is dated to [1149], Alix’s first marriage to 1164, while Beatrix married firstly in [1186], which suggests that the three belonged to different generations of the family.  Guillaume succeeded [his father] as Comte de Chalon.  “Odone Burgundiæ Duce et Guillelmo Comite Cabilonensi” subscribed the charter dated 14 Dec 1148 under which Humbert Bishop of Autun consecrated the church of Saint-Lazaire[729].  Hugues le Poitevin’s Histoire de Vézelay records that Louis VII King of France attacked “Guilelmum comitem Cabilonensem” in reprisal for the attacks by “Guilelmus filius eius” against Cluny, in late 1165[730].  The Historia Ludovici VII Regis records that “Guillelmus comes Cabilonensis diaboli vestigia sequens” attacked the church of Cluny and killed monks and that King Louis captured Guillaume and deprived him of his county, granting half to the duke of Burgundy and the other half to the comte de Nevers[731].  The process by which the county was restored to the Chalon family, as well as the timing of this restoration, has not been traced.  "Guillielmus...comes Cabilonensis", fearing his end, renounced his rights over Perrecy in favour of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire by charter dated 1174[732].]  m ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume [II] & his wife had one child:

a)         GUILLAUME [III] de Chalon (-3 Jan 1203).  Hugues le Poitevin’s Histoire de Vézelay records that Louis VII King of France attacked “Guilelmum comitem Cabilonensem” in reprisal for the attacks by “Guilelmus filius eius” against Cluny, in late 1165[733].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Chalon.  "Willelmus comes Cabilonensis" granted exemptions to Cluny by charter dated [1180][734].  "Philippus Francorum rex" confirmed a settlement of a dispute concerning "domum de Paredo" between "comes Cabilonensis Willelmus et pater suus" and the abbey of Cluny by charter dated [1 Nov 1180/4 Apr 1181][735].  These two documents presumably resolved the long-standing enmity between the comtes de Chalon and Cluny, although the texts do not refer to the previous problems.  He went to Jerusalem in 1189[736].  The necrology of Saint-Vincent records the death "III Non Jan" of "W Cabilonensis comes", adding "et pro filia sua comitissa"[737]m ---.  The name of Guillaume's wife is not known.  Guillaume [III] & his wife had one child:

i)          BEATRIX (-Tournus 7 Apr 1227, bur Abbaye de la Ferté-sur-Grosne)The necrology of Saint-Vincent confirms that Guillaume's successor was his daughter when it records the death "III Non Jan" of "W Cabilonensis comes", adding "et pro filia sua comitissa"[738].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1227 under which "Simon de Joinville, comme mari de Béatrix, fille d'Etienne comte d'Auxonne et de Béatrix comtesse de Chalon" swore homage to the duke of Burgundy for the château de Marnay[739].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  She succeeded her father in 1203 as Ctss de Chalon.  “Beatrix cometissa Cabilonensis” made an agreement with the abbey of Autun Saint-Martin relating to “mansis in territorio de Chenovis” by charter dated Aug 1226[740].  The necrology of Saint-Vincent records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Beatrix nobilis comitissa Cabilonensis"[741].  The necrology of Maizières records the death "VII Id Apr" of "Beatricis comitisse Cabilonensis"[742]m firstly ([1186], divorced [1197/1200]) as his first wife, ETIENNE [III] Comte d'Auxonne, son of ETIENNE [II] Comte d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Judith de Lorraine (before Oct 1172-Marnay 16 Mar 1241).  m secondly (before 1200) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [III] des Barres Seigneur d'Oissery, de Saint-Pathus et de Silly, son of GUILLAUME [II] des Barres Comte de Rochefort Seigneur d’Oissery et de la Ferté-Alais[743] & his wife Amice of Leicester (-Nicosia 15 Nov [1249]). 

b)         [ALIX de Chalon (-before 23 Mar 1187).  Her parentage is indicated, and her first marriage confirmed, by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Henricum, patrem Iosceranni Grossi" as the son of "Iosceranum" and "sorore comitis Cabilonensis"[744].  From a chronological point of view, her first marriage dated to 1164 suggests that she must have been the daughter of Comte Guillaume [II].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1203/15] which records an agreement between "dominam de Brantione et filios eius…Bernardus Grossus et Guillelmus Grossus…Ulricus de Baugiaco maritus domine de Brancione" and Cluny, brokered by "episcopo Cabilonensis et…domina Beatrix comitissa Cabilonensi"[745].  Bouchard records the first wife of Ulric [V] as "dame de Mirebeau" (died 1187 or before) and speculates that she may have been Elisabeth, daughter of Odo Seigneur de Mirebeau & his wife Aegidia ---, who is named with her parents in 1174[746].  Presumably this is based on the charter dated 23 Mar 1187 under which her husband "Ulricus dominus Balgiacensis" donated property to Seillon, for the soul of "domina de Miribel uxoris sua iam defuncta"[747].  It is not known which "Mirebeau" this is.  However, the reference to her husband's great-granddaughter Simone [Sibylle] de Bâgé (wife of Amédée V Count of Savoy) succeeding as "dame de Miribel-en-Forez" suggests that the place may have been a different "Mirebeau" from the one of which Odo was seigneur.  Europäische Stammtafeln[748] names Ulric's first wife as Alix de Chalon (married in 1198), specifying that she was "dame de Miribel".  The first husband of Alix de Chalon died in [1175], which places her second marriage in the right time-frame to have been the mother of Guy and therefore Ulric's first wife.  The necrology of Saint-Pierre, Lyon records the death "XVII Kal Jul" of "Alis domina de Miribello"[749]m firstly (1164) JOSSERAND [IV] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion et d'Uxel, son of BERNARD [V] Grossus & his wife Ermengarde de Lorraine (-after 1172).  m secondly as his first wife, ULRIC de Bâgé Seigneur de Bâgé et de Bresse, son of RENAUD [III] Seigneur de Bâgé et de Bresse & his wife --- (-before 1220).] 

2.         [ISABELLE de Chalon (-15 Jun before 1166).  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1186 under which her son "Guillelmus Cabilonensis" confirmed a donation to Ferté-sur-Grosne made by "pater eius Huo et avunculus eius atque avus, comites Cabilonenses"[750].  The document does not name Isabelle’s father, but the date of her marriage indicates her birth in [1130/35], which suggests that she must have been the daughter of Comte Guillaume [I].  The necrology of Beaune records the death "XVII Kal Jul" of "Ysabel comitissa et uxor Hugonis fratris ducis Burgundie"[751]m ([1149]) as his first wife, HUGUES "Rufus/le Roux" de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES II "Borel/le Pacifique" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne ([1122]-23 Apr 1171).  Seigneur du Châtelet de Chalon et de Meursault, by grant of his father.] 

 

 

 

E.      COMTES de CHALON (until 1237), SIRES de SALINS (from 1237) (BOURGOGNE-COMTE)

 

 

JEAN [I] d'Auxonne "l'Antique/le Sage", son of ETIENNE [III] Comte d’Auxonne & his first wife Béatrice Ctss de Chalon (1190-30 Aug 1267, bur Abbaye de Bourguignon-lès-la Charité, Haunte-Saône).  “Stephanus comes Burgundie” donated property to Charlieu abbey, with the approval of “Johanne filio meo”, by charter dated 1209[752].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohanne Cabilonensi filio comitis Stephani" when recording that he and "Henrico Viennensi frater Gerardi iam defuncti" captured "comitis Barrensis" in 1225 "ante natale Domini"[753].  He succeeded his mother in 1227 as Comte de Chalon.  “Johannes comes Cabilonensis” made an agreement with the abbey of Autun Saint-Martin relating to “Bragniaco et…Chenoves” by charter dated 1232[754].  Arranging his son's marriage with the heiress of Bourgogne-Comté, he succeeded in reuniting the family's territories, fulfilling the ambition of his ancestors since Guillaume [III] Comte de Mâcon had failed to dispossess his niece Béatrix Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne.  In 1237, Jean exchanged Chalon-sur-Saône and Auxonne with his brother-in-law Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy for Salins (including its salt mines, which meant that the deal was economically more favourable for Jean de Chalon), Bracon, Vuillefans and other seigneuries in upper Burgundy, after which his territories were all united geographically, and he became Sire de Salins.  “Ioannes comes Burgundiæ et Cabilonensis” exchanged property with “domino et consanguineo meo Hugone Duci Burgundiæ”, with the consent of “Mathildis uxor dicti comitis et comes Stephanus pater dicti comitis Cabilonens. et Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis Stephani et Hugo filius predicti comitis Cabilon.”, by charter dated 1237[755].  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” granted property “in Puteo meo de Salino” to “Amedeo domino Montisfalconis nepoti meo” by charter dated Jul 1237[756].  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ dominus Salinensis” donated property to the abbey of la Charité, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Elizabeth et filiorum meorum Hugonis, Joannis et Roberti”, by charter dated Aug 1245[757].  “Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “Hugues conte palatin de Bourgoingne notre...fils de notre premiere femme” and “nos autres enfants que nous avons et aurons de nos autres femmes...la contesse Isabelle notre seconde femme qui fut fille monsir Robert de Courtenay et de la contesse Lore...notre tierce femme qui fut fille monsir Symon de Commercey...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...et es enfans...de la comtesse Lore...Blanche notre fille de ladite Ysabelle...” by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[758].  He divided his territories between his children 25 Mar 1263: “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” recorded the property received “pour le marriage que nous preismes en Mahaut, nostre premiere fame, mere à noble baron Hugue conte de Bourgoigne, palatin, nostre fil”, granted “les biens…que nous avons de part le conte Estevenon…nostre pere” to “lidiz Hugues nostre ainnez fiz”, granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, and “le chastel de Chalemont…” to “es enfant que nous avons et aurons de la contesse Lore, nostre tierce fame, fille de jadis mons. Symon de Commercy”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[759].  The necrology of Salins Saint-Anatoile records the death “II Kal Oct” of “Johannes comes Burgundie et dominus Salinensis[760]

m firstly (Jan 1214) MATHILDE de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Béatrix Dauphine de Viennois ([1190]-26 Mar before 1242).  “Joannes comes Cabilonensis” sold property “apud Cabilonem”, received from “Odo dux Burgundie...in maritagio Mathildis sororis” on their marriage, to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 1232[761].  The necrology of Cîteaux records the death "VII Kal Apr" of "Matildis comitissa Cabilonensis soror Odonis…ducis Burgundie"[762].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted property to “Marguerite nostre fille, que nous avons de la contesse Lore” by charter dated 11 Sep 1263, which also names “Mahaut nostre premiere fame…Ysabel nostre seconde fame[763]

m secondly ([1242/43]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Courtenay, widow of RENAUD [III] de Montfaucon, daughter of ROBERT [I] de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles & his second wife Mathilde de Mehun (-22 Sep 1257).  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ dominus Salinensis” donated property to the abbey of la Charité, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Elizabeth et filiorum meorum Hugonis, Joannis et Roberti”, by charter dated Aug 1245[764].  “Henricus Soliaci dominus et Guillerma domina de Baysernis et de Campo petroso” confirmed to “Iohanni comitis in Burgundia et domino de Salins atque Ysabelli uxori suæ” the grant of “casale de Lapau de Baloeme et nemus...ratione dotalitii prædictæ Ysabellis quæ fuit uxor nobilis quondam viri Reginaldi de Montefalconis iuvenis defuncti” to ”Odoni de Trossebois militi” by charter dated 1252[765].  The necrology of the Cordeliers de Salins records the death X Kal Oct” of “domina Elizabeth quondam nobilis comitissa Cabilonensis[766]A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” names “la contesse Ysabel, nostre seconde fame…fille mons. Robert de Courtenay[767]

m thirdly (1258) LAURETTE de Commercy, daughter of SIMON [II] de Broyes Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-5 Oct 1276, bur Salins, l'église des Carmélites).  “Jehans cuens de Borgoigne et sire de Salins” confirmed homage by “Ameys de Monbeliard sires de Monfacon, nostre nies” to “la contesse Lore, nostre fome”, by charter dated Jan 1261[768].  Her parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 15 Dec 1266 under which “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “la signorie…de Cernans” to “la contesse Lore nostre fame…fille mons. Symon de Commercy[769].  The necrology of the Cordeliers de Salins records the death III Non Oct” 1285 of “domina Lora comitissa Cabilonensis apud nos sepulta[770]

Comte Jean [I] & his first wife had six children:

1.         HUGUES de Chalon (1220-1266 after 12 Nov).  “Ioannes comes Burgundiæ et Cabilonensis” exchanged property with “domino et consanguineo meo Hugone Duci Burgundiæ”, with the consent of “Mathildis uxor dicti comitis et comes Stephanus pater dicti comitis Cabilonens. et Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis Stephani et Hugo filius predicti comitis Cabilon.”, by charter dated 1237[771].  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ dominus Salinensis” donated property to the abbey of la Charité, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Elizabeth et filiorum meorum Hugonis, Joannis et Roberti”, by charter dated Aug 1245[772].  “Hugues cuens palatins de Bourgoigne” names “Alis nostre fame” and his father “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” in a charter dated Jan 1260, which specifies that Hugues was his father’s “ainnel fil[773].  He succeeded in 1248 as Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, by right of his wife.  He quarrelled with his father, who wanted to disinherit him in favour of his half-brothers.  Louis IX King of France mediated in 1256, but this did not end their mutual animosity.  “Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “Hugues conte palatin de Bourgoingne notre...fils de notre premiere femme” and “nos autres enfants...” by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[774].  He succeeded his father in 1263 as Sire de Salins.  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” recorded the property received “pour le marriage que nous preismes en Mahaut, nostre premiere fame, mere à noble baron Hugue conte de Bourgoigne, palatin, nostre fil” and granted “les biens…que nous avons de part le conte Estevenon…nostre pere” to “lidiz Hugues nostre ainnez fiz”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[775]m (contract Feb 1231, [1 Nov 1236]) as her first husband, ALIX [Adelheid] von Andechs, daughter of OTTO I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, Duke of Merano [Andechs] & his first wife Beatrix von Staufen Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-Evian 8 Mar 1279).  The marriage contract between “Otho dux Meranie comes palatinus Burgundiæ...Alys filiam meam” and “Hugoni filio Joannis comitis Cabilonensis” is dated Feb 1230 (presumably O.S.)[776].  “Hugues cuens palatins de Bourgoigne” names “Alis nostre fame” in a charter dated Jan 1260[777].  From among his sisters, her brother designated her as his heiress in Bourgogne-Comté in 1248, and she succeeded in 1248 as ALIX Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne.  She married secondly (11 Jun 1267) Philippe de Savoie, who succeeded his brother in 1268 as Philippe I Comte de Savoie.  The testament of "Alis de Sauoye et de Bergoigne, Contesse Palatine" dated Nov 1278, made with the consent of "nostre…Signor et Mary Philippe de Sauoye et de Bergoigne Comte Palatin", appoints "nostre…fils ainsnés Messire Othes de Bourgoigone Sires de Salins soit Cuens de Bergoigne" as her heir in the county, makes bequests to "nostre…fil Renalt" and names "nostre…fils Iohans"[778]

-        COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE.  

2.         ELISABETH de Salins (-Château de Vadans 31 Mar 1277)Iohannes comes Burgundie et Cabilonis” confirmed a donation to la Charité made by “Elisabet filia mea uxor quondam Henrici comitis Viennensis” by charter dated 1233[779]"Joannes comes Burgundie et Cabilonis" confirmed a donation to the abbey of la Charité by "Elizabeth filia mea, uxor quondam Henrici comitis Viennensis" by charter dated 1242[780].  According to Petit[781], Elisabeth married secondly Ulric [II] Comte de Ferrette.  However, according to Europäische Stammtafeln, his wife was "--- de Belvoir".  The primary source which confirms her [second] and third marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly as his second wife, HENRI de Vienne Seigneur de Montmorot et de Vadans, son of GUILLAUME IV Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Scholastique de Champagne (-Geneva 1233).  [m secondly (1233 or after, separated) as his first wife, ULRIC [II] Comte de Ferrette, son of FREDERIC [II] Comte de Ferrette & his second wife Heilwig von Urach (-1 Feb 1275, bur Feldbach).]  m [thirdly] (before Apr 1241) HENRI de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau, son of GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau et d'Autrey & his wife Clémence de Fouvent (-27 Oct 1258).  

3.         JEAN de Salins (-[1258/2 Jan 1260]).  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ dominus Salinensis” donated property to the abbey of la Charité, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Elizabeth et filiorum meorum Hugonis, Joannis et Roberti”, by charter dated Aug 1245[782].  Seigneur de Marigna.  He presumably died before 2 Jan 1260 as he is not named in his father’s partition of territories between his children of that date. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MARIGNA[783]

4.         MARGUERITE de Salins (-[1259/64]).  “Guillaume de Courtenay seigneur de Venisy du chef de sa femme Marguerite de Chalon veuve en premières noces d’Henri de Brienne” sold a house “près du château de Venisy”, with the consent of “Gui Ragot seigneur de Champlost”, by charter dated Nov 1255[784]Guillelmus de Curtiniaco miles et dominus de Champignoliis...et Margareta uxor mea” confirmed the donation of part of the “nemoris de Burceio”, another part of which had been donated by “nobili muliere Ermensendi de Codretto”, made to Fontaine-Jean abbey, by “dominus Robertus de Curtiniaco quondam pater meus...[et] defunctus Philippus quondam frater meusby charter dated Apr 1256[785]m firstly ([1248]) HENRI de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt et de Vénisy, son of ERARD [I] de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt et de Vénisy & his second wife Philippa of Jerusalem [Champagne] (-killed in battle Mansurah 8 Feb 1250).  m secondly (Nov 1250) as his first wife, GUILLAUME [I] de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles, son of ROBERT [I] de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles & his second wife Mathilde de Mehun (-[Sep 1276/Jun 1280]). 

5.         ROBERT de Salins (-after 2 Oct 1250).  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ dominus Salinensis” donated property to the abbey of la Charité, with the consent of “uxoris nostræ Elizabeth et filiorum meorum Hugonis, Joannis et Roberti”, by charter dated Aug 1245[786].  The word ”meorum” suggests that all three of the donor’s named sons were born from his first marriage.  Pope Alexander IV mandated the archbishop of Canterbury on petition of “Robert clerk son of J. count of Burgundy lord of Salins to threaten those who molest him in respect of [his] benefices...”, dated 20 Apr 1248[787].  Pope Innocent IV confirmed to “Robert clerk son of John count of Burgundy lord of Salins...whatever has been done by the archbishop of Canterburgy in executing the papal mandate for making provision for him of benefices...”, dated 2 Oct  1250[788]

6.         JEANNE de Salins (-[Jul 1265/1268]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her marriage has not yet been identified.  m (before May 1258) as his first wife, JEAN [I] Seigneur de Cuiseaux, son of HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux & his wife Agnès de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1275). 

Comte Jean I & his second wife had six children: 

7.         JEAN de Salins (1243-before 10 Nov 1309).  “Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[789].  A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” distributes property to “Jehan, nostre ainnez fil de la contesse Ysabel, le chastel de Bracon et le borc[790].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[791].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” confirmed a grant to “Jehan de Chalon signour de Rochefort nostre fil” by charter dated 15 Dec 1266 for the dowry of “Ysabeal sa fame, fille…Mayhu duc de Loherainne[792].  Seigneur de Rochefort.  Comte d'Auxerre, in right of his second wife. 

-        SEIGNEURS de ROCHEFORT, COMTES d'AUXERRE

8.         BLANCHE de Salins (-[18 Aug 1302/Jul 1304], bur Lyon couvent de la Déserte)Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “nobili viro G. nato quondam...domini Bellijoci” and “Blanca nata J. comitis Burgundiæ domini Salinensis”, despite “quarto consanguinitatis gradu”, dated 14 Nov 1250[793]Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Blanche notre fille de ladite Ysabelle...” by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[794]Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[795].  A charter dated [1/28] Nov 1282 records an agreement between the monks of Cluny and "Ludovicum dominum Bellijoci", and names “dominam Blanchiam, relictam domini Guichardi, quondam domini Bellijoci[796]"Blanche de Châlon dame de Belleville, veuve de Guichard sire de Beaujeu et ensuite de Béraud de Mercœur fils de Béraud de Mercœur" donated property to the frères mineurs de Villefranche by charter dated Jun 1282[797]m firstly (Papal dispensation 14 Nov 1250, [1260]) GUICHARD [VI] Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of HUMBERT [V] Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Marguerite de Bâgé (-8 or 9 May 1265).  m secondly (1268) BERAUD [VII] Sire de Mercœur Seigneur d'Ussel, son of BERAUD [VI] Sire de Mercœur & his wife Béatrix [Agnes] de Bourbon-Dampierre (-1278). 

9.         [MATHILDE de Salins .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” provides for “nostre quatre enfanz de ladite Ysabel[798], among which Mathilde is not named.  She founded the Priory of Sauvement, which she entered as a nun.] 

10.      ETIENNE de Salins "le Sourd" (-1302). “Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[799]A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” distributes property to “Estevenet nostre fil, qui fut nez après…Jehan de ladite Ysabel, le chastel de Rochefort…[800].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[801]Seigneur de Rouvres, de Montenot, de Monrest, de Valempoulières, de Saint-Laurent La Roche,  Sire de Vignory, de iure uxoris"Estiene de Chalon sires de Waingnorii" made a declaration to the monks of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1290[802]m (before Mar 1262) JEANNE de Vignory Dame de Vignory, daughter of GAUTIER [II] Seigneur de Vignory & his [third wife Marie ---].  “Estienes fil dou noble baron Jehan, conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins et…Johanne fame doudit Estienne, fille çay en arieres Gauthier signour de Vaignorriz” mortgaged their property by charter dated 6 May 1263[803].  1304.  Etienne & his wife had three children:

a)         JEAN de Salins (-before 1307).  The contract of marriage between "Gio. di Chalon figlio di Stefano Conte d'Auxerre" and "Margarita figlia primogenita di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" is dated Apr 1293[804].  Seigneur de Vignory et Saint-Dizier.  He died before 1307, the date of the contract relating to the return of his wife's dowry[805]m (contract Apr 1293, 1 Apr 1293) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l'Amaury] (-7 Apr 1313, bur Wadgassen).  The contract of marriage between "Gio. di Chalon figlio di Stefano Conte d'Auxerre" and "Margarita figlia primogenita di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" is dated Apr 1293[806].  Her mother's Nov 1293 testament names (in order) her daughters "…Marguerite, Jeannette, Béatrice, Eléonore, Catherine and Blanche"[807].  She is named "figlia primog.ta" in the contract for her first marriage dated Apr 1293[808].  She married secondly (21 Jun 1309) Simon von Saarbrücken.  The contract of marriage between "Margarita di Savoia Sorella di Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud Vedova di Gio. di annoiri" and "Simone figlio del Conte Gio. di Salbruc" is dated 21 Jun 1309[809]

b)         ETIENNE de Salins (-1313).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-de-la-Roche.  m (before 1306) JEANNE de Saint-Verain, daughter of GUIBAUD [II] Seigneur de Saint-Vérain & [810][his first wife --- de Courtenay Dame de Blénau or his second wife Jeanne de Pontchevron].  1306/13. 

c)         JEANNE de Salins (-after 1313).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Valempoulières, de Vignory, de Saint-Laurent La Roche et de Rouvre.  m as his first wife, GUILLAUME [IV] de Dampierre Seigneur de Saint-Dizier, son of JEAN de Dampierre Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube & his wife Laura de Lorraine ([1258]-after 1314). 

11.      PIERRE de Salins "le Bouvier" (-[21 Jul 1272/29 Apr 1274]).  “Jehans cuens de Boúrgoingne et sire de Salins” divided his territories between “nos autres enfants...Jehan notre aîné fils de la contesse Isabelle [le chastel de Bracon et le Bort]...Estevenet notre fils qui fut né après ledit Jehans de ladite Isabelle [le chastel de Rochefort...et le chastel de Montenot et la Tour de la Fontaine Benoite]...Perrin notre tier fils de ladite Ysabelle [Valampouliere...Chestelbelin...]...by charter dated 2 Jan 1260[811].  A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” distributes property to “Perrin nostre tierz fil de ladite Ysabel, Valompoliere…et Chestelbelin[812].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “Rochefort, Saint-Juliain, Orgelet et Valnantois” to “es enfanz que nous avons de…Ysabel…Johan, Estevenet et Perrenin…dame Blanche dame de Biaujuel”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[813].  Seigneur de Châtelbelin.  m (21 Oct 1268) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE IV Comte de Savoie & his second wife Cécile des Baux ([1245]-23 Feb 1292).  The testament of "Conte Amedeo di Savoia" dated 19 Sep 1252 names "…la Principessa Beatrice sua figlia minore"[814].  The testament of "Beatrice Vedova del Re Berengario Conte di Provenza" dated 14 Jan 1264 makes bequests "…a Contesson…più ad Eleonora altra sua figlia…" and orders "Contesson figlia del fu Conte Amedeo, non si maritasse…" to fulfil religious bequests[815].  The following reference shows that Beatrix was known as "Contesson".  "Contessa Beatrice detta Contesson figlia del fu Conte Amedeo di Savoia e della Contessa Cecilia" renounced her rights of succession with the consent of her mother and "Pietro Boverio di Lei Marito" in favour of "Conte Filippo di Savoia di Lei Patruo" by contract dated 21 Oct 1268[816].  "Pietro Bovero figlio del Conte Gioanni di Borgogna e Signore di Salins" donated property to "Beatrice figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia sua future Sposa" by contract dated "la Festa di S. Luca 1269"[817].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (1275) as his second wife, Infante don Manuel de Castilla y León (-Dec 1283).  The Chronicon Domini Joannis Emmanuelis records the marriage in 1275 of “Infans Dns Emmanuel cum Comitissa” in the same month as the death of his son Alfonso[818]

12.      [GUILLEMETTE de Salins .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter dated 2 Jan 1261 of “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” provides for “nostre quatre enfanz de ladite Ysabel[819], among which Guillemette is not named.  Abbess of Battaut 1261, later Abbess of Migette.] 

Comte Jean I & his third wife had four children:

13.      JEAN de Salins (1259-before 30 Oct 1315).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 27 Apr 1279 in which “Othes cuens de Bourgoingne, palatins et sires de Salins” names “nostre…oncle…Jehan de Chalon, signour d’Arlay…[820].  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted “le chastel de Chalemont…” to “es enfant que nous avons et aurons de la contesse Lore, nostre tierce fame, fille de jadis mons. Symon de Commercy”, by charter dated 25 Mar 1263[821].  Seigneur d'Arlay 1267. 

-        SEIGNEURS d'ARLAY

14.      MARGUERITE de Salins (11 Sep 1263 or before-1328).  “Jehans cuens de Bourgoigne et sires de Salins” granted property to “Marguerite nostre fille, que nous avons de la contesse Lore” by charter dated 11 Sep 1263, which also names “Mahaut nostre premiere fame…Ysabel nostre seconde fame[822].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Montréal.  m (1280, consummated Oct 1280, Papal dispensation ordered 15 May 1282) HUGUES "Huguenin" de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Béatrice de Champagne (1260-1288 after Jan, bur Veausse Priory).  

15.      HUGUES "le Sourd" de Salins (-23 Jun 1312)A charter dated 9 Jul 1309 confirms the marriage between “Jehans de Chalon sires d’Allay…Ysabel sa fille” and “messires Loys de Savoie sires de Waut”, and also names “l’arcevesque de Besençon, frère doudit Jehan”[823].  Archdeacon of Laon 1296.  He was appointed Bishop of Liège 12 Dec 1295 by Pope Boniface VIII, he entered Liège 24 Aug 1296.  Following disputes in Liège, the Pope transferred him to become Archbishop of Besançon 11 Dec 1301. 

16.      AGNES de Salins (-end 1350).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m AMEDEE [II] Comte de Genève, son of RODOLPHE Comte de Genève & his wife Marie de Coligny (-22 May 1308). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    COMTES et VICOMTES de DIJON

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de DIJON

 

 

The pagus Divionensis was one of the ten pagi which was situated within the diocese of Langres, centred on Dijon which was also the residence of the bishop[824].  The county of Dijon is recorded from the late 9th to early 11th century.  However, the town of Dijon became the capital of the duchy of the Burgundy into which the county was subsumed. 

 

 

1.         HUGUES (-after [881/82]).  "Hugo" donated property "infra castrum Divionis" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated [11 Apr 881/10 Apr 882] subscribed by "Hugonis et Jotselini et Aremberti filiorum ipsius"[825]m ---.  The name of Hugues's wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES .  "Hugo" donated property "infra castrum Divionis" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated [11 Apr 881/10 Apr 882] subscribed by "Hugonis et Jotselini et Aremberti filiorum ipsius"[826]

b)         JOCERAN .  "Hugo" donated property "infra castrum Divionis" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated [11 Apr 881/10 Apr 882] subscribed by "Hugonis et Jotselini et Aremberti filiorum ipsius"[827]

c)         AREMBERT .  "Hugo" donated property "infra castrum Divionis" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated [11 Apr 881/10 Apr 882] subscribed by "Hugonis et Jotselini et Aremberti filiorum ipsius"[828]

 

 

MANASSES [I], son of --- (-[after 912]).  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records an undated charter of "Manasses comes" witnessed by "Walo filius eius et Manasses comes iunior"[829].  Although undated, it appears among other charters of the early years of the 10th century.  If this is the correct dating, it is unlikely that it refers to Manassès (died after 925) as his sons would at the time have probably been too young to have confirmed charters.  In addition, if the donation did refer to Manassès (died after 925) it is unclear why Walo and Manassès would have confirmed but not their brothers Hervé and Giselbert.  The conclusion is therefore that the donation relates to the father of Manassès, who has otherwise not been identified.  This interpretation appears supported by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which in 906 names "comes Manasses Divionensi", specifying that "Walo et alterius Manasses comes iunior" were his sons[830], although it is recognised that this source is not always chronologically and factually reliable.  Comte de Dijon.  A charter dated 912 names "venerabili comite domno Manasse" as present at a judgment in an ecclesiastical court at Dijon by Garnier Bishop of Langres[831].  The word "venerabili" suggests that this document may refer to Manassès [I] rather than his son Manassès [II], although this is not without doubt. 

m ---.  The name of the wife of Manassès is not known. 

Manassès & his wife had three children: 

1.         WALO (-[after 918])Bishop of Autun .  "Walo…Eduorum episcopus" recovered "villam Tilionacum in comitatu Oscarensi super fluvium Sagonnam" from "fratris nostri Manasse" by charter dated 918[832].  The Vita Sanctii Viventii Presbyteri names "Manasses…fratrisque sui Walonis Æduorum urbis Pontificis"[833].  The Series abbatum Flaviniacensium records that "Richardus dux et Ingelbertus" installed "Vualonem, fratrem Manasserii comitis qui gener erat B fratris Richardi ducis" as abbot of Flavigny[834].  The Series abbatum Flaviniacensium records that Walo became "pontifices Eduenses" and his death in 913[835], although this date of death is inconsistent with the source cited above. 

2.         MANASSES [II] (-925 or after)Comte de Dijon.  The Vita Sanctii Viventii Presbyteri records that "Manasses" built "monasterium in territorio Augustudunensi in loco montis Vergiaci castri" with the advice of "suæ uxoris Hermengardis fratrisque sui Walonis Æduorum urbis pontificis"[836].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation dated 925 confirmed by "Manasse comite"[837]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after Jun 924).  "Heriveus…Eduorum episcopus" donated property "villam Tilionacum" to the canons of St Nazaire by charter dated 31 Oct 920 which names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…[et] Walo presul et noster avunculus", signed by "Hirmingardis comitissa, Walonis filii eius, Gisleberti filii eius alterius, Manassæ filii eius"[838].  The Vita Sanctii Viventii Presbyteri names "Manasses…suæ uxoris Hermengardis"[839].  "Warulfus…virum nobilem…filio equivoco eius Warulfo" petitioned "Ermengardis comitisse…seu filii eius Gisleberti comitis" for some donated property of Saint-Marcel-lès-Chalon by charter dated Jun 924[840].  A possible origin of Ermengarde is suggested by one version of the Series abbatum Flaviniacensium, as reproduced only in a 17th century secondary source, which records that "Richardus dux et Ingelbertus" installed "Vualonem, fratrem Manasserii comitis qui gener erat B fratris Richardi ducis" as abbot of Flavigny[841].  If this is correct, she was Ermengarde, daughter of Boso King of Provence & [his second wife Ermengardis of Italy].  Manassès & his wife had [five] children: 

a)         WALO (-after 924).  "Hirmingardis comitissa…Walonis filii eius, Gilleberti filii eius alterius" subscribed the testament of "Heriveus…Æduorum episcopus" dated 1 Nov 919 which names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis venerabilis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…domnus Walo pius Præsul et noster avunculus"[842].  Flodoard records that in 924 "Raginardus" captured "castellum…Mons sancti Iohannis" supported by "nepotum suorum, Walonis et Gisleberti", but that "Rodulfi rex" recaptured the castle later in the same year[843]

b)         HERVE (-after 31 Oct 920)Bishop of Autun .  The testament of "Heriveus…Æduorum episcopus" dated 1 Nov 919 names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis venerabilis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…domnus Walo pius Præsul et noster avunculus", subscribed by "Hirmingardis comitissa…Walonis filii eius, Gilleberti filii eius alterius"[844].  "Heriveus…Eduorum episcopus" donated property "villam Tilionacum" to the canons of St Nazaire by charter dated 31 Oct 920 which names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…[et] Walo presul et noster avunculus", signed by "Hirmingardis comitissa, Walonis filii eius, Gisleberti filii eius alterius, Manassæ filii eius"[845]

c)         GISELBERT (-Paris after Easter 956).  The parentage of Giselbert is confirmed by a combination of documents.  "Hirmingardis comitissa…Walonis filii eius, Gilleberti filii eius alterius" subscribed the testament of "Heriveus…Æduorum episcopus" dated 1 Nov 919, which names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis venerabilis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…domnus Walo pius Præsul et noster avunculus"[846].  Flodoard records that in 924 "Raginardus" captured "castellum…Mons sancti Iohannis" supported by "nepotum suorum, Walonis et Gisleberti", but that "Rodulfi rex" recaptured the castle later in the same year[847].  The Vita Sanctii Viventii Presbyteri names "Manasses…filius Gislebertus eiusdem Burgundiæ Dux"[848].  Comte d’Autun: "Gislebertus…comes Heduensis" granted property to "suo fidele Guitbaldus…nec non eius coniuge Rutrudis" by charter dated 11 Dec 934, signed by "Gisleberti comitis, Ermengardi, Adaledis filiam eorum…"[849].  He became GISELBERT Duke of Burgundy, after his possible brothers-in-law Raoul and Hugues "le Noir" ceded him their rights to Burgundy in [936]. 

-        DUKES of BURGUNDY

d)         MANASSES (-after 31 Oct 920).  "Hirmingardis comitissa, Walonis filii eius, Gisleberti filii eius alterius, Manassæ filii eius" subscribed the charter dated 31 Oct 920 under which "Heriveus…Eduorum episcopus" donated property "villam Tilionacum" to the canons of St Nazaire which names "genitricis nostræ domnæ Hirmingardis comitissæ et fratrum nostrorum…[et] Walo presul et noster avunculus"[850]

e)         [ERMENGARDE (-before [941]).  She is named as wife of Letaud in the latter's charter dated [12 Apr] 935, which also names both his and her parents[851].  Manassès Comte de Dijon & his wife Ermengarde are the only contemporary noble couple with these names which has so far been identified in the region, but it is not certain that they were the parents of Ermengarde wife of Letaud.  m (before [12 Apr] 935) as his first wife, LETAUD Comte de Mâcon, son of AUBRY [I] Comte de Mâcon & his wife Tolana de Mâcon (915-3 Nov 961).] 

3.         RAINARD (-after 924).  "Ragenardus Autissiod Vicecomes frater Manassis" obtained approval of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks for the election of Gerannus as Bishop of Auxerre in 909[852].  Flodoard records that in 924 "Raginardus" captured "castellum…Mons sancti Iohannis" supported by "nepotum suorum, Walonis et Gisleberti", but that "Rodulfi rex" recaptured the castle later in the same year[853].  

 

 

1.         --- .  m as her first husband, ---.  She married secondly Archamrad ---.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jun 952 under which her son "Rodulfus comes" restored to "Adalberti levite" property "in pago Oscarense, in villa Patriniaco…in comitatu Belnense in villa Gibriaco", donated by "mater sua" who had acquired it by marriage from "Archemrado…seniore suo" by charter dated Jun 952, signed by "Rodulfo comiti, Roberto fratre suo…"[854].  Two children: 

a)         RODOLPHE (-after 958).  Comte de Dijon"Rodulfus comes" restored to "Adalberti levite" property "in pago Oscarense, in villa Patriniaco…in comitatu Belnense in villa Gibriaco", donated by "mater sua" who had acquired it by marriage from "Archemrado…seniore suo", by charter dated Jun 952, signed by "Rodulfo comiti, Roberto fratre suo…"[855].  Rodolphe Comte de Dijon and his brother Robert recalled their mother and her husband Archamrad in a 952 charter of Saint-Etienne de Dijon[856].  The Chronicon of Odorannus records the death in 956 of “Gislebertus comes Burgundionem”, adding that “honorem eius cum filia...Leudegarde, ex qua postea a Radulpho Divionensi pipicus factus est” was received by “Otho frater Hugonis ducis[857].  The reference to “Leudegarde, ex qua postea a Radulpho Divionensi pipicus factus est” is assumed to indicate her later infidelity: Millin suggest that “pipicus”, derived from “picus” indicating magpie, indicates cuckold, by analogy with the cuckoo and based on the mistaken impression that the two birds have similar nesting habits[858].  This suggestion is corroborated by the Annales Nivernenses which record that in 958 "Rodulfus Divioni comes" captured the château of Beaune from "seniori sui Optonis" and kidnapped his wife "filiam Gisleberti", but that the castle was recaptured by Otton "Kal Maias"[859]

b)         ROBERT (-after 952).  "Rodulfus comes" restored to "Adalberti levite" property "in pago Oscarense, in villa Patriniaco…in comitatu Belnense in villa Gibriaco", donated by "mater sua" who had acquired it by marriage from "Archemrado…seniore suo" by charter dated Jun 952, signed by "Rodulfo comiti, Roberto fratre suo…"[860]same person as…?  ROBERT (-[958/60]).  Bouchard suggests that Robert Comte de Chalon was the same person as Robert, brother of Rodolphe Comte de Dijon[861]

-        COMTES de CHALON

 

 

GEBUIN, [illegitimate] son of RICHARD "le Justicier" Duke of Burgundy & [his mistress ---] (-after Mar 951).  "Giboinus germanus suus", apparently referring to Hugues "le Noir", is named in a charter dated 18 Jan 926[862].  It is likely that he was illegitimate as he is mentioned in none of the sources which list the other brothers of Hugues.  same person as …?  GEBUIN .  There is no direct proof of co-identity of the two persons named Gebuin, but the unusual name indicates that it is probably correct.  "Gibuin" witnessed a charter of Aquinas dated May 948, and a charter of Doda (wife of Aquinas) dated Mar 951[863].  He is referred to as count in an early 10th century charter of his son Hugues[864].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[865], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043. 

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

Gebuin & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES [I] (-[954/58]).  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[866], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  Comte de Dijonm ADALBURGIS, daughter of ---.  "Hugo comes Divionensis" requested to be buried at Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, and after his death "Adalburgis comitissa uxor eius" donated property with the consent of "filiorum ipsius Gibuini…Catalaunensis episcopi et Richardi qui post eum hunc tenuit comitatum et Hugonis Attoariorum comitis" by charter dated to [966/989][867].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records the death of "Hugo comes Divionensis" and a donation by "Adalburgis comitissa uxor eius" for his soul "cum laude filiorum ipsius Gibuini Catalauennsis Episcopi et Richardi qui post eum hunc tenuit comitatum et Hugonis Attoariorum comitis", the brothers later in the same passage recorded as having donated further land "post obitum matris"[868], the latter donation being recorded in the cartulary[869].  Although undated, the passage follows immediately after text recording the death of Louis IV King of France, recorded elsewhere in 954.  In the Chronicle of St Bénigne, as interpolated in the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, the same donation is recorded under 958[870].  Hugues [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         RICHARD de Dijon (-1007 or before).  "Vuarnerius...nobilis" donated property "in comitatu Divionensi in villa Spaniaco" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, in the presence of "Richardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", by charter dated to [990/1007][871].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Warnerius et ipse nobilis" with the consent of "Alde uxoris sue", subscribed by "Ricardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", undated but following another record relating to a donation dated 1007[872].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records the death of "Hugo comes Divionensis" and a donation by "Adalburgis comitissa uxor eius" for his soul "cum laude filiorum ipsius Gibuini Catalauennsis Episcopi et Richardi qui post eum hunc tenuit comitatum et Hugonis Attoariorum comitis", the brothers later in the same passage recorded as having donated further land "post obitum matris"[873].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Warnerius et ipse nobilis" with the consent of "Alde uxoris sue", subscribed by "Ricardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", undated but following another record relating to a donation dated 1007[874]Comte de Dijonm ADDITA, daughter of --- (-1007 or after).  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Addita comitissa uxor Richardi comitis Divionensis" made "pro salute anime eiusdem viri sui et filii sui Letaldi comitis (quorum corpora sepelierat in hoc monasterio Divionensi" dated 1007[875].  The same donation, in similar words, is recorded in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1007[876].  Richard & his wife had one child: 

i)          LETAUD de Dijon (-1007 or before, bur Dijon St Bénigne).  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Addita comitissa uxor Richardi comitis Divionensis" made "pro salute anime eiusdem viri sui et filii sui Letaldi comitis (quorum corpora sepelierat in hoc monasterio Divionensi" dated 1007[877]

b)         HUGUES [II] de Dijon .  "Vuarnerius...nobilis" donated property "in comitatu Divionensi in villa Spaniaco" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, in the presence of "Richardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", by charter dated to [990/1007][878].  The Chronicle of St Pierre de Bèze records a donation by "Gibuinus et neptis mea Eraungardis" made "pro remedio animæ fratris mei Hugonis" which also names "Gibuini proavi mei et filii eius Hugonis…et Hugonis patris mei" and "fratres mei Hugo et Wido" and "sponso eius [nepti] Fulcone"[879], undated but placed in the compilation several pages after the record of another donation dated 1043.  Comte d'Atuyer. 

-        COMTES d'ATUYER

c)         GEBUIN de Dijon (-997)Bishop of Châlons 947.  Flodoard records in 947 the death of “Bovo Catalaunensis episcopus” and the election by “sibi Catalaunenses” of “nobilem adolescentem clericum...Gibuinum[880].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records the death of "Hugo comes Divionensis" and a donation by "Adalburgis comitissa uxor eius" for his soul "cum laude filiorum ipsius Gibuini Catalauennsis Episcopi et Richardi qui post eum hunc tenuit comitatum et Hugonis Attoariorum comitis", the brothers later in the same passage recorded as having donated further land "post obitum matris"[881].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 997 at Chalon of "Gibuinus episcopus senior"[882]

d)         EUDES de Dijon .  "Vuarnerius...nobilis" donated property "in comitatu Divionensi in villa Spaniaco" to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, in the presence of "Richardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", by charter dated to [990/1007][883].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Warnerius et ipse nobilis" with the consent of "Alde uxoris sue", subscribed by "Ricardo comite atque Hugone et Odone fratribus eius", undated but following another record relating to a donation dated 1007[884]

e)         [---.  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          GEBUIN (-1004).  He succeeded his uncle as Bishop of Châlons 997[885].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "alter Gibuinus nepos eius [=Gibuinus episcopi senior]" when recording that he succeeded in 997 as Bishop of Châlons and in a later passage records the death in 1004 at Châlons of "Gibuino II"[886]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de DIJON

 

 

1.         GUY Dives (-after 1 Mar 1043).  "Robertus…dux et rector inferioris Burgundiæ" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1 Mar 1043 subscribed by "Vuidonis militis Divionensis, Vualterii vicecomitis filii predicti Vuidonis, Vuilenci fratris Vualterii"[887].  A charter dated to [1155] records the life of "Garnerio…præposito" of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, and previous donations to the abbey including those by "dominus Humbertus de Malleio et…uxor eius Anna…secum suo consanguineo Guidone agnominato Divite, Divinionensi vicecomite" during the reign of Henri I King of France, by "Guido Dives miles de quo supra diximus", "mater…eius Anna"[888]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUTHIER (-after 1 Mar 1043).  "Robertus…dux et rector inferioris Burgundiæ" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1 Mar 1043 subscribed by "Vuidonis militis Divionensis, Vualterii vicecomitis filii predicti Vuidonis, Vuilenci fratris Vualterii"[889]Vicomte de Dijon.  A charter dated to [1092/1101] recites the past history of property whose possession was later challenged, naming as previous possessors "Vuido cognomina Dives qui habuit filium Vualterium", the daughter of Gauthier who married "Tetbaldus de Belno vicecomes Divionensis" and the latter couple's daughter who married "Josbertus de Castellione"[890]m ---.  The name of Gauthier's wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had one child:

i)          daughter .  A charter dated to [1092/1101] recites the past history of property whose possession was later challenged, naming as previous possessors "Vuido cognomina Dives qui habuit filium Vualterium", the daughter of Gauthier who married "Tetbaldus de Belno vicecomes Divionensis" and the latter couple's daughter who married "Josbertus de Castellione"[891]m THIBAUT de Beaune, son of ---.  Vicomte de Dijon.  Thibaut & his wife had one child: 

(a)       --- de Beaune .  A charter dated to [1092/1101] recites the past history of property whose possession was later challenged, naming as previous possessors "Vuido cognomina Dives qui habuit filium Vualterium", the daughter of Gauthier who married "Tetbaldus de Belno vicecomes Divionensis" and the latter couple's daughter who married "Josbertus de Castellione"[892].  "Josbertus Rufus" donated property to Clairvaux by undated charter, dated to before 1126, witnessed by "Lucia uxor Josberti…Josbertus filius Josberti…Gertrudis uxor ipsius Josberti junioris"[893]m GOSBERT [II] de Châtillon, son of ---. 

b)         GUILENC (-after 1 Mar 1043).  "Robertus…dux et rector inferioris Burgundiæ" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1 Mar 1043 subscribed by "Vuidonis militis Divionensis, Vualterii vicecomitis filii predicti Vuidonis, Vuilenci fratris Vualterii"[894]

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de DIJON (CHAMPLITTE)

 

 

Champlitte is located on the road which leads southwards from Langres to Besançon, north of the town of Gray, and was the site of a castle in medieval times. 

 

 

EUDES "le Champenois", [illegitimate] son of [HUGUES Comte de Troyes/---] & [his wife/mistress] Isabelle de Mâcon (-1187 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Odonem…de Canlita" as son of "Hugo comes Campanie" & his [second] wife but specifies that "dictum est a phisicis comiti Hugoni…non habebat possibilitatem generandi" and therefore concludes that Eudes could not have been his son[895].  The identity of his mother is confirmed by the charter dated 1155 quoted below.  The grant of property to him by the king of France suggests there was little doubt about his legitimacy: the Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records that Louis VII King of France led an army against "Thibaut comte de Champagne" and captured "le château de Vitry" which he granted to “Eudes de Champagne, neveu du comte Thibaut, qui lui avait enlevé son patrimoine”, dated to 1143[896].  The implication is that his paternal uncle raised a claim about Eudes’s illegitimacy as an excuse to seize his property.  Eudes presumably lost Vitry soon afterwards as he is later recorded in Burgundy.  “Odonem nepotem comitis Guillelmi” donated property to Besançon, for the soul of “avunculi sui comitis Raynaldi”, by charter dated 1155[897].  Emperor Friedrich I granted “Quingiacum, Lislam, Lobium”, as held by “comes Reinaldus in vita sua”, and “villam juxta Dolam...Campus-Pagani” to “Odo Campaniensis...Beatricis...consortis nostræ consanguineus”, by charter dated 26 Jul 1166, witnessed by “...Galcherus de Salins, Wido abbas, Girardus de Fontvens...Gislebertus vicecomes Visulii...Gaymarus de Cycun...[898]

m SIBYLLE, daughter of --- & his wife --- de la Ferté [Châtillon, Vicomtes de Dijon] (-1177, bur Acey).  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "Odo Campaniensis…Sibilla et uxor Odonis neptis Joberti…", witnessed by “...Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro[899].  According to Dunod, she was buried “dans l’abbaye d’Assé” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[900]

Eudes & his wife had six children: 

1.         EUDES de Champlitte (-Constantinople May 1204, bur Constantinople Church of the Apostles).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "de Chanlita Odo et Guilelmus filius Odonis"[901]Vicomte de Dijon, which he inherited through his maternal grandmother, whose brother Josbert "Rufus" de la Ferté was Vicomte de Dijon.  Villehardouin names "Eudes le Champenois de Champlitte and his brother Guillaume" when recording that they joined the Fourth Crusade in Sep 1200 at Cîteaux[902].  Villehardouin records the death of "Eudes de Champlitte" at Constantinople and his burial "in the church of the Holy Apostles"[903]m firstly [--- de Mont-Saint-Jean, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife Elisabeth de Vergy.  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the undated charter under which “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors[904].  It is not known which of the Champlitte brothers is indicated by “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus”.  The naming of “...Willelmum de Marrignei...nepotes meos” among the guarantors does not help in identifying Etienne’s “sororius”: Guillaume de Marigny is assumed to be the son of Aimon de Marigny, first husband of Etienne’s sister Elisabeth, who could therefore already have been married to Guillaume de Champlitte at the time.]  m secondly (before 1200) as her first husband, EMMELINE de Broyes, daughter of HUGUES [III] de Broyes et de Châteauvillain & his second wife Isabelle de Dreux Dame de Baudémont [Capet] (-1248 or after).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1200 under which "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita"[905].  She married secondly (1205, divorced Sep 1224) Erard [II] Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[906].  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[907].  Eudes & his first wife had one child: 

a)         EUDETTE [Oda] de Champlitte (-1228 or after).  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[908].  Dame de Champlitte until 1228.  “Guillaume de Vergy frere d’Alix de Vergy duchesse de Bourgongne” bought “la ville de Champlite” from “Hugues Chastellain de Gand et de Oede sa femme” by charter dated 1228[909].  “Hugo Gandensis castellanus uxorque mea Oda filiusque meis Hugo primogenitus” granted privileges to the church of Sainte-Marie de Baserode by charter dated 1228[910]m HUGO [II] Burchgraeve van Gent, son of SIGER [III] Burchgraeve van Gent & his wife Beatrix de Houdain (-[Sep/26 Nov] 1232). 

2.         GUILLAUME de Champlitte (-1210).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "de Chanlita Odo et Guilelmus filius Odonis"[911].  Seigneur de Landrechies.  Vicomte de Dijon.  "Willelmus dominus Marchie et frater Odonis Chanliti" donated property to Auberive for the soul of "fratris mei Huonis", with the consent of "Aalis uxor mea", by charter dated 1196[912].  "Guillelmus de Chanlite" confirmed the donation of “pasturas suas de Lagnia” to Quincy abbey made by “Hugo de Lagnia...”, with the support of “uxore mea Eustachia”, by charter dated 1200[913].  Villehardouin names "Eudes le Champenois de Champlitte and his brother Guillaume" when recording that they joined the Fourth Crusade in Sep 1200 at Cîteaux[914].  The source are contradictory regarding the role of Guillaume de Champlitte in the conquest of Morea/Achaia.  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “le tiers frere dou...conte de Champaigne...le Champenois” arrived “en la Morée...en un casal que on appelle Achaye à l’encontre de Patras” where he “fist fermer un chastel de motes sur mer” from where he fought the Greeks and captured Patras and Andreville[915].  A different perspective is provided by Guillaume de Villehardouin who records that “Joffrois de Ville-Hardoin qui ere niers Jofforis li mareschaus de Romanie et de Champaigne, fil son frere” left “la terre de Surie” and landed “au port de Modon” where he allied himself with “uns Griex qui mult ere Sire del païs” and conquered the territory with him, was expelled by “li fil al Grieu” after the death of his ally, joined “li Marchis” [Bonifazio di Monferrato], and proposed to “Guillelme de Chanlitte” to come and reconquer together “[la] terre...la Morée” which “li Marchis li abandona[916].  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “li Champenois” was chosen as prince[917], from which he is generally referred to as GUILLAUME Prince of Achaia although the extent to which he governed the future principality himself is open to doubt.  All these events are dated to [1205].  Pope Innocent III wrote to the patriarch of Constantinople by charter dated 19 Nov 1205 which names "W. Campaniensis princeps totius Achaiæ provinciæ"[918].  Fine states that Guillaume was able to take control of most of the peninsula with little opposition from the Greeks whom he treated as allies, averting anarchy and civil war[919].  On hearing of the death of his older brother in 1208 he left for Burgundy to claim his inheritance, appointing a commission under the presidency of Geoffroy de Villehardouin to divide Morea into fiefs, with his nephew Hugues as his bailly in Achaia.  Guillaume died on the journey home in Apulia, followed by Hugues soon after, leaving Villehardouin as bailly until the next of kin arrived from France[920].  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “li Champenois” appointed “un sien cousin…Robert” to succeed him in Achaia but that his arrival in Greece was delayed by the machinations of Geoffroy de Villehardouin beyond the year and one day provided for in documentation agreed with Guillaume de Champlitte, failure to comply with which would result in Geoffroy being declared heir[921]Furon suggests that “ce récit tient plus de la légende que de la réalité[922]m firstly ALIX, daughter of --- (-1196).  "Willelmus dominus Marchie et frater Odonis Chanliti" donated property to Auberive for the soul of "fratris mei Huonis", with the consent of "Aalis uxor mea", by charter dated 1196[923].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the first wife of Guillaume de Champlitte Prince of Achaia (whose son by his second marriage became vicomte de Dijon) was “Alais [de Montréal] Dame de Meursault” (no indication of the primary source on which this speculation is based)[924].  The same table shows the couple’s daughter as “Elisabeth Dame de Meursault”, who married firstly Pierre des Barres and secondly Philippe d’Antigny.  It is unlikely that Guillaume’s wife was a member of the Montréal family.  The only known daughter of Anséric [II] Seigneur de Montréal (from a chronological point of view the most likely candidate for the father of any wife of Guillaume de Champlitte) was probably Elisabeth Dame de Meursault (named in Sep 1221), the question of whose parentage is discussed in detail in the section of the present document which deals with the Seigneurs de Montréal.  No connection between her and the Champlitte family has been found.  m secondly (1196, divorced 1199) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Mont-Saint-Jean, widow of AIMON Sire de Marigny connétable de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife Elisabeth de Vergy.  She married thirdly (1200) as his second wife, Bertrand de Saudon.  The primary source which confirms this marriage has not been identified.  "Bertrand de Saudon" reached agreement with Maizières abbey, with the support of "uxor mea de Monte Sancti Johannis et filii mei", by charter dated 1200[925].  "Bertrand de Saudon" donated property to Bussière abbey, with the support of "uxore sua matre domini Willelmi de Marrigni...cum duabus filiabus suis...et...suis filiis quos de prima uxore habuit, Hugone...et Bertranno, Haimone, Willelmo, Roberto et Josberto", by charter dated 1202[926].  "Bertrand de Saudon" reached agreement with Maizières abbey, with the support of "Hysabeaus uxor eiusdem Bertrandi et filii sui", by charter dated 1210[927]m thirdly ([1200]) as her second husband, EUSTACHIE de Courtenay Dame de Placy-sur-Armancon, widow of GUILLAUME de Brienne, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay (-6 Apr after 1235).  "Eustachia uxor defuncti Guillelmi de Brena" confirmed her husband’s deathbed donation to Quincy by charter dated 1199[928].  "Guillelmus de Chanlite" confirmed the donation of “pasturas suas de Lagnia” to Quincy abbey made by “Hugo de Lagnia...”, with the support of “uxore mea Eustachia”, by charter dated 1200[929].  She married thirdly ([1211]) as his third wife, Guillaume [I] Comte de Sancerre.  “Eustachia comitissa Sacricesaris” recorded that “filius meus...bone memorie Andreas de Brena” had requested her and “fratri meo Willelmo de Tanlay” to carry out his last wishes, and founded an anniversary for him at Auxerre Saint-Etienne where he was buried, by charter dated May 1215[930].  The necrology of La Chartreuse de Bellary records the death "6 Apr" of "Eustache comtesse de Sancerre"[931].  Guillaume & his [third] wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] de Champlitte (-[1271/73], bur Pontailler Notre Dame).  “Guillaume de Champlite vicomte de Dijon et son frère Eudes de Lamarche” confirmed donations made to Cîteaux by “Hugues de la Corvée” by charter dated 3 Mar 1224[932].  “Guillaume de Champlitte seigneur de Pontsailler vicomte de Dijon” donated two serf families to Cîteaux, for the soul of “Aanor sa femme défunte”, by charter dated Aug 1241[933].  “Guillaume de Champlitte vicomte de Dijon” donated property to Notre-Dame de Pontailler, for the souls of “sa défunte femme Aanor et de Catherine sa femme”, with the consent of “ses fils Guillaume, Eude, Robert, Simon, André”, by charter dated Nov 1246[934].  “Guillaume de Champlitte vicomte de Dijon” donated a family of serfs to Cîteaux, for the souls of “ses femmes défuntes Aanor et Katherine”, with the consent of “Guillaume son fils aîné et de ses autres enfants”, by charter dated Oct 1254[935]m firstly ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-before Aug 1241).  “Guillaume de Champlitte seigneur de Pontsailler vicomte de Dijon” donated two serf families to Cîteaux, for the soul of “Aanor sa femme défunte”, by charter dated Aug 1241[936]m secondly ([Aug 1241/Nov 1246]) CATHERINE, daughter of --- (-before Oct 1254).  “Guillaume de Champlitte vicomte de Dijon” donated property to Notre-Dame de Pontailler, for the souls of “sa défunte femme Aanor et de Catherine sa femme”, with the consent of “ses fils Guillaume, Eude, Robert, Simon, André”, by charter dated Nov 1246[937].  “Guillaume de Champlitte vicomte de Dijon” donated a family of serfs to Cîteaux, for the souls of “ses femmes défuntes Aanor et Katherine”, with the consent of “Guillaume son fils aîné et de ses autres enfants”, by charter dated Oct 1254[938]

-        VICOMTES de DIJON, SEIGNEURS de PONTAILLER, de CHAUSSIN, de TALMAY[939]

b)         EUDES de Champlitte .  Seigneur de Lamarche-sur-Saône.  “Guillaume de Champlite vicomte de Dijon et son frère Eudes de Lamarche” confirmed donations made to Cîteaux by “Hugues de la Corvée” by charter dated 3 Mar 1224[940]A. ducissa Burgundiæ et W. de Vergei dominus Mirebelli...fratris eius” donated “villam de Ouges”, purchased from “O. de Marchia filio quondam Willelmi de Chanlite...consanguineo meo”, by charter dated 6 Jan 1226[941]

c)         ELISABETH de Champlitte (-after 1244).  “Eudes seigneur de Grancey” sold property “aux Frères de la milice du Temple de la baillie de Bures”, with the consent of “sa femme Elisabeth et de ses enfants Eudes et Guillaume”, by charter dated Mar 1242[942].  "Elisabeth dame de Grancey" recorded a dispute between her and "Eude seigneur de Grancey son mari" concerning property donated to Clairvaux, and that after her husband’s death she renounced her claims, by charter dated 1244, which names "Guillelmum de Chamlita vicecomitem Divionensem fratrem meum…Hugonem dominum Chacenaii…" among the guarantors[943]m EUDES [III] Seigneur de Grancey, son of EUDES [II] Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Clémence de Chacenay (-Mar 1242/1244]). 

3.         PONS de Champlitte .  The primary source which confirms his existence has not yet been identified.  1151. 

4.         LOUIS de Champlitte (-1202).  The primary source which confirms his existence has not yet been identified. 

5.         HUGUES de Champlitte (-1196).  "Willelmus dominus Marchie et frater Odonis Chanliti" donated property to Auberive for the soul of "fratris mei Huonis", with the consent of "Aalis uxor mea", by charter dated 1196[944]

6.         BEATRIX de Champlitte (-before 1219).  The primary source which confirms her existence and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly ([1170]) as his second wife, SIMON [II] Seigneur de Clefmont, son of ROBERT WICARD Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Beatrix de Vignory (-4 Jul [1190]).  m secondly ([1190]) GODEFROI de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly, son of --- (-before 1240). 

 

 

The exact relationship between the following individual and the Champlitte family has not yet been established. 

1.         ROBERT (-after 1210).  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “li Champenois” appointed “un sien cousin…Robert” to succeed him in Achaia but that his arrival in Greece was delayed by the machinations of Geoffroy de Villehardouin beyond the year and one day provided for in documentation agreed with Guillaume de Champlitte, failure to comply with which would result in Geoffroy being declared heir[945]

 

 

 

D.      VICOMTES de BEAUNE

 

 

EUDES, illegitimate son of HENRI [Eudes] Duke of Burgundy & his mistress --- (-27 May, 1006 or after)Vicomte de Beaune.  "Oddo vicecomes filius Heinrici ducis…et eius uxor Hingala" donated property “in comitatu Dusmensi villam, Empilliacus Siccus vocatam...” to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated to [1003][946].  The Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne, interpolated into the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, names "Odo vicecomes Belnensis" as son of "Henrici ducis Burgundie, frater ex matre Guillelmi Ottonis"[947].  The absence of any reference to his claiming the succession to his father as duke of Burgundy indicates that he was illegitimate.  Gauthier Bishop of Autun approved the reconstruction of Saint-Etienne de Beaune by "Oddonis atque uxoris eius...Hingole" by charter dated 1004[948].  A charter dated 25 Aug 1005 records that "Oddo vicecomes Belnocastri" donated "villam Empillies sitam infra comitatum…Dumensis…[et] in Milleponto villa…in comitatu Belnense…res uxor eius" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, confirmed by Robert II King of France at the request of "Ottonis comitis" and Gauthier Bishop of Autun[949].  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "VI Kal Jun" of "Oddo vicecomes Belnensis"[950]

m INGOLA, daughter of [AGANON & his wife Ingola ---].  "Oddo vicecomes filius Heinrici ducis…et eius uxor Hingala" donated property “in comitatu Dusmensi villam, Empilliacus Siccus vocatam...” to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated to [1003][951].  The origin of Ingola is unknown.  Settipani indicates that she may have been from the family of the Comtes de Duesme but does not explain the basis for this suggestion[952].  Another possibility is that she was the daughter of Aganon, named after her mother: "Rodulfus sancti Symphoriani abbas" granted "terra in comitatu Altissiodorensi in uilla...Mons Corbonus et capella...in Coruello" to “uir nobilis...Agano cum uxore sua...Ingela...filio eius clerico...Aganone”, at the request of “dominæ Garsindis comitissæ”, by charter dated Jun [991/92][953].  This would also explain the introduction of the name Aganon into the family of Eudes Vicomte de Beaune (the name of his second son, see below).  Another possible interpretation of this document is that Aganon was the first husband of Ingola who married Vicomte Eudes as her second husband.  The difficulty with that second hypothesis is that Aganon, son of Vicomte Eudes, is described as one of “filiorum eius” [presumably referring to Eudes himself] in the charter dated 1012 which is quoted below, in which case it is unlikely that he was the same person as Aganon, son of Aganon, who is named in the charter dated Jun [991/92].  Gauthier Bishop of Autun approved the reconstruction of Saint-Etienne de Beaune by "Oddonis atque uxoris eius...Hingole" by charter dated 1004[954].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Oddo Vicecomes, filius Hinrici Ducis" which names "uxor eius Hingala" dated 1005[955].  "Odo Belnensis vicecomes" with the consent of "uxoris suæ nomine Inge et filiorum eius Aquionis abbatis et Joannis" are named in a charter dated 1012 as donors of part of the property exchanged between "Willelmus abbas Divionensis et Amadeus Flaviniacensis abbas"[956].  Vicomte Eudes & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         JEAN (-after 1053).  "Odo Belnensis vicecomes" with the consent of "uxoris suæ nomine Inge et filiorum eius Aquionis abbatis et Joannis" are named in a charter dated 1012 as donors of part of the property exchanged between "Willelmus abbas Divionensis et Amadeus Flaviniacensis abbas"[957]Seigneur de Vergy before 1053. 

-        SEIGNEURS de VERGY

2.         AGANON (-after 1030).  "Odo Belnensis vicecomes" with the consent of "uxoris suæ nomine Inge et filiorum eius Aquionis abbatis et Joannis" are named in a charter dated 1012 as donors of part of the property exchanged between "Willelmus abbas Divionensis et Amadeus Flaviniacensis abbas"[958].  Abbot of Moustier-Saint-Jean 1019.  A charter dated to 1030 or after records a dispute between "canonici Sancti Mauricii Agaunensis ecclesie" and "Girardo Arlebaldo" who expelled the monks but later agreed a settlement "coram Rainaldo de Glana et Humberto episcopo Parisiensi et Quignaco de Verziaco et Agano abbate de monasterio Sancti Johannis et Catulo de Simbernone"[959].  ["Hugonis abbatis, Aganonis abbatis..." subscribed the charter dated 1 Aug 1060 under which "canonici sancti Petri et sancti Syphoriani" granted property “in pago Augustidunensi in loco...Curtis Marculfi” to “milite...Hugone[960].  It is not known whether “Aganonis abbatis” may have been Aganon abbot of Moustier-Saint-Jean.] 

3.         [daughter.  Settipani records a suggestion by Chaume that a daughter of Eudes Vicomte de Beaune married "--- de Couches"[961].  However, this appears to represent a confusion with with Gaudry de Couches, possible brother of Rainard de Mont-Saint-Jean and Aganon Bishop of Autun (see SEIGNEURS de MONT-SAINT-JEAN in the present document).] 

 

 

The parentage of Rainard Vicomte de Beaune is not known.  His succession to the viscomté de Beaune suggests a relationship with the preceding family, maybe through the female line as it is supposed that a direct male descent would have been recorded in the sources.  A connection also seems likely with the family of the seigneurs de Mont-Saint-Jean, in which the names Rainard, Aganon (see above) and Hugues all appear, as well as a link with the Couches family.  Hugues de Mont-Saint-Jean was the first lay witness in the undated notice concerning the foundation of Cîteaux which is quoted below. 

 

1.         RAINARD (-after [1100/10]).  Vicomte de Beaune.  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[962]m HODIERNA, daughter of ---.  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[963].  Vicomte Rainard & his wife had seven children: 

a)         HUGUES .  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[964].  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][965]

b)         HUMBERT .  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[966].  Archdeacon.  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][967]

c)         RAINARD .  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[968].  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][969]

d)         HAGANO (-before [1134/43]).  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[970]

e)         RAIMULDIS .  A notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[971].  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][972]

f)          PIERRE .  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][973]

g)         THIBERT .  An earlier donation by their father to the abbey of Cîteaux is confirmed and completed by "filii Rainaldis vicecomitis de Belna, Hugo, Rainaldus, Petrus, Tiebertus sed et Humbertus frater eorumdem archidiaconus" by charter dated [1134/43][974]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON

 

 

Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Castellionense...”, by bull dated [1105][975]

 

 

1.         GOSBERT [I] Rufus de Châtillon .  "Widonem de Grancyacho" donated his rights in "Tezam…apud Aquodium" [Teza d’Ahuy] to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, in the presence of "Gosbertus Rufus de Castelione et Scimaudus de Tylocastro", by undated charter, dated to the mid-11th century[976]

 

 

[Two probable brothers:]

1.         RENIER de Châtillon (-after 1101).  "...Raynerii de Castellione...Josberti Rufi..." subscribed the charter dated Spring 1101 under which Eudes I Duke of Burgundy renounced rights in favour of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[977].  "Domnus Stephanus de Marischo", with the consent of "uxoris suæ", and "domnus Raynerius Castellionensis socer eius", with the consent of "Gosberti filii sui et uxoris suæ", donated property "juxta Pusaticum, ubi dicitur ad fontem sancti Martini" to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter dated to the early 12th century[978].  "Stephanus de Maresc cum uxore mea et fratre mea Aldone, atque socer meus Raynerius cum filio suo Gosberto" agreed a division of property at Ormancey with the monks of Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[979]m ---.  The name of Renier’s wife is not known.  Renier & his wife had two children: 

a)         GOSBERT de Châtillon .  "Domnus Stephanus de Marischo", with the consent of "uxoris suæ", and "domnus Raynerius Castellionensis socer eius", with the consent of "Gosberti filii sui et uxoris suæ", donated property "juxta Pusaticum, ubi dicitur ad fontem sancti Martini" to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter dated to the early 12th century[980].  "Stephanus de Maresc cum uxore mea et fratre mea Aldone, atque socer meus Raynerius cum filio suo Gosberto" agreed a division of property at Ormancey with the monks of Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[981].  ["…Domnus Aymo Rufus et Gosbertus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated to [1125/57] which records the settlement of disputes between "Ebrardus Marescaldus prepositus" and the canons of Dijon Saint-Etienne[982]

b)         daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter, dated to the early 12th century, under which her husband "Domnus Stephanus de Marischo", with the consent of "uxoris suæ", and her father "domnus Raynerius Castellionensis socer eius", donated property "juxta Pusaticum, ubi dicitur ad fontem sancti Martini" to Dijon Saint-Etienne[983].  "Stephanus de Maresc cum uxore mea et fratre mea Aldone, atque socer meus Raynerius cum filio suo Gosberto" agreed a division of property at Ormancey with the monks of Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[984]m ETIENNE Seigneur de Maresc, son of ---. 

2.         [GOSBERT [II] Rufus de Châtillon (-[1118/25], bur Clairvaux)"...Raynerii de Castellione...Josberti Rufi..." subscribed the charter dated Spring 1101 under which Eudes I Duke of Burgundy renounced rights in favour of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[985]Senechal de Champagne.  "Josbertus Rufus" donated property to Clairvaux by undated charter, dated to before 1126, witnessed by "Lucia uxor Josberti…Josbertus filius Josberti…Gertrudis uxor ipsius Josberti junioris"[986].]  m LUCIE de Beaune, daughter of THIBAUT de Beaune Vicomte de Dijon & his wife --- de Dijon.  A charter dated to [1092/1101] recites the past history of property whose possession was later challenged, naming as previous possessors "Vuido cognomina Dives qui habuit filium Vualterium", the daughter of Gauthier who married "Tetbaldus de Belno vicecomes Divionensis" and the latter couple's daughter who married "Josbertus de Castellione"[987].  "Josbertus Rufus" donated property to Clairvaux by undated charter, dated to before 1126, witnessed by "Lucia uxor Josberti…Josbertus filius Josberti…Gertrudis uxor ipsius Josberti junioris"[988].  Gosbert [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GOSBERT [III] de la Ferté (-[1153])"Josbertus Rufus" donated property to Clairvaux by undated charter, dated to before 1126, witnessed by "Lucia uxor Josberti…Josbertus filius Josberti…Gertrudis uxor ipsius Josberti junioris"[989]Vicomte de Dijon.  "…Gosberti vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated to [1120/24] under which "dominus Arnulfus Cornutus cum uxore sua et Rainaudo filio suo" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon[990].  "Josbertus de Firmitate filius Josberti Rufi" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[991].  "Gosbertus vicecomes Divionensis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property at Dijon held by "Petrus prepositus Aymonis Rufi" to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "Ebrardus Marescaldus prepositus", by charter dated 1145, later approved by "Gertrudis vicecomitissa"[992].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", witnessed by "…Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro"[993]m GERTRUDE, daughter of --- de Beaumont & his wife --- (-after 1145).  "Josbertus Rufus" donated property to Clairvaux by undated charter, dated to before 1126, witnessed by "Lucia uxor Josberti…Josbertus filius Josberti…Gertrudis uxor ipsius Josberti junioris"[994].  "Josbertus de Firmitate filius Josberti Rufi" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[995].  "Gosbertus vicecomes Divionensis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property at Dijon held by "Petrus prepositus Aymonis Rufi" to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "Ebrardus Marescaldus prepositus", by charter dated 1145, later approved by "Gertrudis vicecomitissa"[996].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", witnessed by "…Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro"[997].  Gosbert [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ERLEBAUD (-[before 1153]).  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", witnessed by "…Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro"[998].  He and his brother presumably predeceased their father as his viscomté was inherited by his niece. 

ii)         JEAN (-[before 1153]).  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", witnessed by "…Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro"[999].  He and his brother presumably predeceased their father as his viscomté was inherited by his niece. 

b)         [daughter .  The identity of the mother-in-law of Eudes "le Champenois" is unclear, although she must have been the oldest sister of Gosbert [III] de la Ferté in view of the transmission of the vicomté de Dijon to her descendants.  It appears unlikely that she was Mathilde de la Ferté as Sibylle was not named with Mathilde’s other two daughters in the charter dated to before 1145 which is quoted below.  m ---.  One child:] 

i)          SIBYLLE (-1177, bur Acey).  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "Odo Campaniensis…Sibilla et uxor Odonis neptis Joberti…", witnessed by “...Erlebaldus et Johannes filii vicecomitis de Firmitate, Herbertus vicecomes de Barro[1000].  According to Dunod, she was buried “dans l’abbaye d’Assé” but he does not cite the corresponding primary source[1001]m EUDES "le Champenois", [illegitimate] son of [HUGUES Comte de Troyes/---] & [his wife/mistress] Isabelle de Mâcon (-1187 or after)

c)         MATHILDE de la Ferté (-after 1145)"Josbertus vicecomes" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "uxoris sua Geltrudis…soror ipsius Mahauz eiusque filie Margarita et Alais…Odo que campaniensis eiusque uxor Sibilla", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[1002].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "Odo Campaniensis…Sibilla et uxor Odonis neptis Joberti…Guido de Vergeio et uxor eius Aalez neptis Joberti…uxor Hugonis de Paluel neptis Josberti…Theobaldus de Rocha et Margareta uxor eius neptis Josberti" (witnessed by "Mathildis, Margarete matre soror Josberti")[1003]m GAUTHIER de Neublans Seigneur de Navilly, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         AIMON Rufus .  "Dominum Aimonem Rufum" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon during his illness, with the consent of "filiis suis…Huberto Lingonensi canonico et Odone militis", by charter dated to [1165/77][1004]m ---.  The name of Aimon’s wife is not known.  Aimon & his wife had two children: 

a)         EUDES .  "Dominum Aimonem Rufum" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon during his illness, with the consent of "filiis suis…Huberto Lingonensi canonico et Odone militis", by charter dated to [1165/77][1005]

b)         HUBERT .  "Dominum Aimonem Rufum" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon during his illness, with the consent of "filiis suis…Huberto Lingonensi canonico et Odone militis", by charter dated to [1165/77][1006].  Canon at Langres. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de GRANCEY

 

 

Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Granceyum...”, by bull dated [1105][1007]

 

 

1.         GERARD de Grancey .  "Girardus de Granciaco" donated his rights in "Tesa de Aquodio" [Teza d’Ahuy] to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, by undated charter, dated to the mid-11th century[1008]

 

2.         GUY de Grancey .  "Widonem de Grancyacho" donated his rights in "Tezam…apud Aquodium" [Teza d’Ahuy] to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, in the presence of "Gosbertus Rufus de Castelione et Scimaudus de Tylocastro", by undated charter, dated to the mid-11th century[1009]

 

3.         HUGUES de Grancey (-after [1119]).  "...Hugo de Granciaco..." subscribed the charter dated 16 Feb 1107 under which Hugues II Duke of Burgundy confirmed protection to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[1010].  "…Hugo de Granciaco dapifer ducis…" witnessed the charter dated to 1119 which records donations to Cîteaux by Seguin doyen d’Autun et de Saulieu[1011].  An undated charter, dated to [1120/24], records that "Hugo Dapifer", dying at Saint-Etienne de Dijon, donated property to enable "filium suum clericum Gislebertum" to become a monk there, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Raymundi, Galoni, Gosberti"[1012]m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had four children: 

a)         RAYMOND de Grancey ).  An undated charter, dated to [1120/24], records that "Hugo Dapifer", dying at Saint-Etienne de Dijon, donated property to enable "filium suum clericum Gislebertum" to become a monk there, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Raymundi, Galoni, Gosberti"[1013]Raymundus de Granceio de quo in fedo tenebat et uxor eius Ducissa...coram Gisleberto canonico fratre ipsius Raymundi” consented to the donation made by “Pontius miles de Sancto Lupo uxorque sua Lancenna” to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[1014].  m DUCISSA [de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES II "Borel/le Pacifique" Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne] ([1128][1015]-).  Raymundus de Granceio de quo in fedo tenebat et uxor eius Ducissa...coram Gisleberto canonico fratre ipsius Raymundi” consented to the donation made by “Pontius miles de Sancto Lupo uxorque sua Lancenna” to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[1016].  Her parentage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1017].  The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  It is possible that it is speculative, on the assumption that "Ducissa" indicates a connection with the family of the dukes of Burgundy, which is not necessarily the case.  She is not named among the daughters of Duke Hugues II who are listed by Ernest Petit[1018]

b)         GALON .  An undated charter, dated to [1120/24], records that "Hugo Dapifer", dying at Saint-Etienne de Dijon, donated property to enable "filium suum clericum Gislebertum" to become a monk there, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Raymundi, Galoni, Gosberti"[1019]

c)         GOSBERT .  An undated charter, dated to [1120/24], records that "Hugo Dapifer", dying at Saint-Etienne de Dijon, donated property to enable "filium suum clericum Gislebertum" to become a monk there, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Raymundi, Galoni, Gosberti"[1020]

d)         GISELBERT .  An undated charter, dated to [1120/24], records that "Hugo Dapifer", dying at Saint-Etienne de Dijon, donated property to enable "filium suum clericum Gislebertum" to become a monk there, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Raymundi, Galoni, Gosberti"[1021]Raymundus de Granceio de quo in fedo tenebat et uxor eius Ducissa...coram Gisleberto canonico fratre ipsius Raymundi” consented to the donation made by “Pontius miles de Sancto Lupo uxorque sua Lancenna” to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[1022].  

 

 

1.         RENAUD [I] de Grancey (-after [1130/40]).  "...Raynaldi de Granceio" subscribed the charter dated Spring 1101 under which Eudes I Duke of Burgundy renounced rights in favour of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[1023].  “Symon de Vitziacho, Raynaldus de Grantiaco...” subscribed the charter dated to [1120/24] under which Hugues II Duke of Burgundy renounced rights over “homines de Prunedo” in favour of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[1024].  "Rainaldus de Grance…" donated property to Sainte-Marie du Val-Serveux, with the consent of "uxore sua Agnete", by undated charter, dated to [1130/40][1025].  “Rainaldus de Grancé” donated property “in finagio Corilimontis” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete”, and “Evilo comes de Saulz laudantibus fratre suo Willermo et filio Guidone”, by undated charter [dated to the early 12th century], which states at the end “hoc donum laudavit Rainaldus filius Rainaldi de Grancé” [suggesting a later addition][1026].  "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites", by charter dated 1185, confirmed by charter dated 1197 with the consent of "Petrus abbas sancti Benigni, Poncius abbatis frater, Hugo frater Poncii…", the latter named clarified in the document as "Petro avunculo meo et…Hugone avunculo meo" and "Petrus abbas eiusdem Odonis defuncti filius"[1027]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Rainaldus de Grancé” donated property “in finagio Corilimontis” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete”, and “Evilo comes de Saulz laudantibus fratre suo Willermo et filio Guidone”, by undated charter [dated to the early 12th century], which states at the end “hoc donum laudavit Rainaldus filius Rainaldi de Grancé” [suggesting a later addition][1028].  Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         RENAUD de Grancey .  “Rainaldus de Grancé” donated property “in finagio Corilimontis” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete”, and “Evilo comes de Saulz laudantibus fratre suo Willermo et filio Guidone”, by undated charter [dated to the early 12th century], which states at the end “hoc donum laudavit Rainaldus filius Rainaldi de Grancé” [suggesting a later addition][1029]

b)         EUDES [I] de Grancey (-after 20 Feb 1154).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites"[1030].  "Odo de Granciaco", who married "Poncii castri Frollesii domini filiam", consented to the agreement between Milon de Frolois and the monks of Flavigny, by charter dated 20 Feb 1154[1031].  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1032]m NOVA de Frolois, daughter of PONS Seigneur de Frolois & his wife ---.  "Odo de Granciaco", who married "Poncii castri Frollesii domini filiam", consented to the agreement between Milon de Frolois and the monks of Flavigny, by charter dated 20 Feb 1154[1033].  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1034].  Eudes & his wife had nine children: 

i)          RENAUD [II] de Grancey (-before 1185).  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1035]Seigneur de Grancey

-         see below

ii)         MILON de Grancey (-[1185/97).  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1036].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites"[1037]

iii)        PONS de Grancey (-Damietta 1219).  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1038].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites", confirmed by charter dated 1197 with the consent of "Petrus abbas sancti Benigni, Poncius abbatis frater, Hugo frater Poncii…", the latter named clarified in the document as "Petro avunculo meo et…Hugone avunculo meo" and "Petrus abbas eiusdem Odonis defuncti filius"[1039].  Constable of the duchy of Burgundy.  "Pontius de Granciaco" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "Aaliz uxor mea et filii mei Odo et Simon", by charter dated 1218[1040]m ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  "Pontius de Granciaco" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "Aaliz uxor mea et filii mei Odo et Simon", by charter dated 1218[1041].  Pons & his wife had two children: 

(a)       EUDES de Grancey (-before 1239).  "Pontius de Granciaco" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "Aaliz uxor mea et filii mei Odo et Simon", by charter dated 1218[1042]

-         SIRES de FROLOIS[1043]

(b)       SIMON de Grancey (-after 1218).  "Pontius de Granciaco" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "Aaliz uxor mea et filii mei Odo et Simon", by charter dated 1218[1044]

iv)       HUGUES de Grancey (-after 1197).  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1045].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites", confirmed by charter dated 1197 with the consent of "Petrus abbas sancti Benigni, Poncius abbatis frater, Hugo frater Poncii…", the latter named clarified in the document as "Petro avunculo meo et…Hugone avunculo meo" and "Petrus abbas eiusdem Odonis defuncti filius"[1046]

v)        PIERRE de Grancey (-1204).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites", confirmed by charter dated 1197 with the consent of "Petrus abbas sancti Benigni, Poncius abbatis frater, Hugo frater Poncii…", the latter named clarified in the document as "Petro avunculo meo et…Hugone avunculo meo" and "Petrus abbas eiusdem Odonis defuncti filius"[1047].  Abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon 1188. 

vi)       ROVELINE de Grancey .  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1048]

vii)      NIGELLA de Grancey .  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1049]

viii)     MAGERIA de Grancey .  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1050]

ix)       AGNE de Grancey .  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1051]

 

 

RENAUD [II] de Grancey, son of EUDES [I] Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Nova de Frolois (-before 1185).  "Odo dominus Grancei" donated property to the Chartreux monks at Lugny, with the consent of "uxore mea Nova et pueris Renaudo, Milone, Pontio militibus et Hugonello, Rovelina, Nigella, Mageria, Agne", by undated charter, dated to [1170][1052].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1185 under which "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites"[1053]Seigneur de Grancey

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

Renaud [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         EUDES [II] de Grancey (-after 1218)Seigneur de Grancey.  "Odo dominus Granceii" confirmed donations to the Templars at Bures made by "Renaudus, pater avi mei fratris Odoni de Bures…Odo avus meus et filii sui Renaudus qui fuit pater meus, Milo, Pontius, Hugo milites", by charter dated 1185, confirmed by charter dated 1197 with the consent of "Petrus abbas sancti Benigni, Poncius abbatis frater, Hugo frater Poncii…", the latter named clarified in the document as "Petro avunculo meo et…Hugone avunculo meo" and "Petrus abbas eiusdem Odonis defuncti filius"[1054]Odo dominus Granceii” and Guido dominus Salionis” settled disputes relating to the deaths of two men by charter dated 1208[1055].  "Eudes seigneur de Grancey, sa femme Clémence et ses fils" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Pothières by charter dated 1218[1056]m CLEMENCE de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD [II] Sire de Chacenay & his wife Mathilde [de Donzy] (-1233 or after).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Sep 1211 under which “Erardus de Chacenaio” acknowledged that “Odo de Grancei sororius eiusdem Erardi" held "feodum de Ries" from "Blanchæ comitissæ Campaniæ"[1057].  "Eudes seigneur de Grancey, sa femme Clémence et ses fils" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Pothières by charter dated 1218[1058].  Eudes [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         EUDES [III] de Grancey (-[Mar 1242/1244])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Grancey.  “Eudes seigneur de Grancey” sold property “aux Frères de la milice du Temple de la baillie de Bures”, with the consent of “sa femme Elisabeth et de ses enfants Eudes et Guillaume”, by charter dated Mar 1242[1059]m ELISABETH de Champlitte, daughter of GUILLAUME de Champlitte Vicomte de Dijon, Prince of Achaia & his [third] wife [Eustachie de Courtenay] (-after 1244).  “Eudes seigneur de Grancey” sold property “aux Frères de la milice du Temple de la baillie de Bures”, with the consent of “sa femme Elisabeth et de ses enfants Eudes et Guillaume”, by charter dated Mar 1242[1060].  "Elisabeth dame de Grancey" recorded a dispute between her and "Eude seigneur de Grancey son mari" concerning property donated to Clairvaux, and that after her husband’s death she renounced her claims, by charter dated 1244, which names "Guillelmum de Chamlita vicecomitem Divionensem fratrem meum…Hugonem dominum Chacenaii…" among the guarantors[1061]

-        SEIGNEURS de GRANCEY, SIRES de LARREY[1062]

 

 

1.         GOSBERT (-after 1180).  Seigneur de Grancey.  "Joesbertus de Granceyo et Emangardis uxor eius" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "liberis eorum Poncio et Odone…Theobaldus frater meus [referring to "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus"]…et uxor eius Margareta", by charter dated 1180[1063]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1180).  "Joesbertus de Granceyo et Emangardis uxor eius" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "liberis eorum Poncio et Odone…Theobaldus frater meus [referring to "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus"]…et uxor eius Margareta", by charter dated 1180[1064].  Gosbert & his wife had two children: 

a)         PONS .  "Joesbertus de Granceyo et Emangardis uxor eius" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "liberis eorum Poncio et Odone…Theobaldus frater meus [referring to "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus"]…et uxor eius Margareta", by charter dated 1180[1065]

b)         EUDES .  "Joesbertus de Granceyo et Emangardis uxor eius" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "liberis eorum Poncio et Odone…Theobaldus frater meus [referring to "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus"]…et uxor eius Margareta", by charter dated 1180[1066]

 

 

1.         CALO (-after 1193).  "Dominus Calo de Granceio" granted the rights to use the woods of Cussey to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis, Godefridi et Guillermi", by charter dated 1193[1067]m --- (-after 1193).  The name of Calo’s wife is not known.  Calo & his wife had three children: 

a)         HUGUES (-after 1218).  "Dominus Calo de Granceio" granted the rights to use the woods of Cussey to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis, Godefridi et Guillermi", by charter dated 1193[1068].  A charter dated 1218 records an unfulfilled agreement between "Hugues Chaujons chevalier, fils de Calo de Grancey, chevalier" and the abbey of Auberive, the subsequent excommunication of "Hugues Chaujons, sa femme Elvis", and the later settlement which included Hugues leaving on crusade and referred to "ses enfants non dénommés"[1069].  "Hugues li Chanjons chevalier de Saint-Julien" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Helvis femme de Hugues li Chaujons et leur fils Barthélemy", by charter dated 1218[1070]m HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1218).  A charter dated 1218 records an unfulfilled agreement between "Hugues Chaujons chevalier, fils de Calo de Grancey, chevalier" and the abbey of Auberive, the subsequent excommunication of "Hugues Chaujons, sa femme Elvis", and the later settlement which included Hugues leaving on crusade and referred to "ses enfants non dénommés"[1071].  "Hugues li Chanjons chevalier de Saint-Julien" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Helvis femme de Hugues li Chaujons et leur fils Barthélemy", by charter dated 1218[1072].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

i)          BARTHELEMY (-after 1218).  "Hugues li Chanjons chevalier de Saint-Julien" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers, with the consent of "…Helvis femme de Hugues li Chaujons et leur fils Barthélemy", by charter dated 1218[1073].  

b)         GODEFROI .  "Dominus Calo de Granceio" granted the rights to use the woods of Cussey to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis, Godefridi et Guillermi", by charter dated 1193[1074]

c)         GUILLAUME .  "Dominus Calo de Granceio" granted the rights to use the woods of Cussey to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxoris suæ et filiorum suorum Hugonis, Godefridi et Guillermi", by charter dated 1193[1075]

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de MAILLY

 

 

1.         HUMBERT Seigneur de Mailly.  "Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[1076]m ANNE de Sembernon, daughter of GARNIER [I] Seigneur de Sembernon & his wife Istiburge [Engelburge] ---.  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Vuarnerii et uxoris eius Istiburgis et filiarum eius Anne et Addile"[1077].  "Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[1078].  A charter dated to [1155] records the life of "Garnerio…præposito" of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, and previous donations to the abbey including those by "dominus Humbertus de Malleio et…uxor eius Anna…secum suo consanguineo Guidone agnominato Divite, Divinionensi vicecomite" during the reign of Henri I King of France [incorrect if the earlier charter is correctly dated], by "Guido Dives miles de quo supra diximus", "mater…eius Anna"[1079].  Humbert & his wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         THIERRY .  "Humbertus de Mailleio et Anna uxor eius" property property to the church of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, for the soul of "filii sui Theodorici", by undated charter dated to the late 11th/early 12th century[1080]

b)         GARNIER (-before 1155).  A charter dated to [1155] records the life of "Garnerio…præposito" of Saint-Etienne de Dijon, and previous donations to the abbey including those by "dominus Humbertus de Malleio et…uxor eius Anna…secum suo consanguineo Guidone agnominato Divite, Divinionensi vicecomite" during the reign of Henri I King of France, by "Guido Dives miles de quo supra diximus", "mater…eius Anna"[1081]

 

 

2.         FOULQUES de Mailly (-before 1163).  Seigneur de Maillym ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  “Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[1082].  Foulques & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARTEL (-after 1193).  Seigneur de Mailly.  “Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[1083].  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[1084]m CHEVREUSE, daughter of --- (-after 1193).  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[1085].  Martel & his wife had three children: 

i)          HUGUES .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[1086]

ii)         GEOFFROY .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[1087]

iii)        RENAUD .  "Martillus Maillei dominus" granted rights of pasturage to the hospital of Til-Châtel, with the consent of "uxor eius Cheureria et Huo et Gaufridus et Renaudus filii eius", by charter dated 1193[1088]

b)         FOULQUES .  “Martellus et Fulco frater meus” confirmed the donation made to Cîteaux by “matre nostra Ermengarde” when “patris nostri Fulconis dominis de Malliaco” (who had died excommunicated) was reburied at Bèze Saint-Pierre, by charter dated to 1163 or after[1089]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de MIREBEL

 

 

1.         PIERRE “Malusrespectus” .  Seigneur de MirebelPetrus Malus respectus, de Mirebello dominus” donated “piscatonem aquæ Mirebelli” to Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “uxore sua Eva” by undated charter[1090].  m EVA, daughter of ---.  “Petrus Malus respectus, de Mirebello dominus” donated “piscatonem aquæ Mirebelli” to Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “uxore sua Eva” by undated charter[1091].  

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         EUDESSeigneur de Mirebel.  “Octo dominus de Mirebello” donated property to Dijon Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “fratrum suorum Huonis...et Rainaudi”, by undated charter[1092].  “Otto dominus de Mirebello” donated property to Dijon Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “Legardis uxor eius”, by undated charter [dated to the mid-12th century][1093]m LEGARDIS, daughter of ---.  “Otto dominus de Mirebello” donated property to Dijon Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “Legardis uxor eius”, by undated charter [dated to the mid-12th century][1094]

2.         HUGUES .  “Octo dominus de Mirebello” donated property to Dijon Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “fratrum suorum Huonis...et Rainaudi”, by undated charter[1095]

3.         RENAUD .  “Octo dominus de Mirebello” donated property to Dijon Saint-Etienne, with the consent of “fratrum suorum Huonis...et Rainaudi”, by undated charter[1096].

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de MONTAGU

 

 

ALEXANDRE de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES III Duke of Burgundy & his first wife Alix de Lorraine ([1172/78]-6 Sep 1205).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Odonem et Alexandrum" as sons of "dux" by his first wife "Aaliz"[1097].  "Hugo…dux Burgundiæ et Albonii comes" confirmed "[cum] assensu filiorum meorum Oddonis et Alexandri" the concession to Cluny by "consanguineæ meæ Matildi comitissæ Tornodori" by charter dated 1186[1098].  "Hugo Burgundie dux et Albonii comes" donated property to the Templars at Beaune, with the support of "Beatricis uxoris mee et…filiorum meorum Odonis, Alexandri et Dalphini", by charter dated Dec 1188[1099]Seigneur de Montagu et de Chagny.  Seigneur de Gergy by right of his wife.  He renounced any rights over the duchy of Lorraine in 1203.  The necrology of Maizières records the death "VIII Id Sep" of "domini Alexandri fratri ducis Burgundiæ"[1100]

m ([1195]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Rion Dame de Gergy, daughter of --- (-12 Jan after 1236).  "Domina Montis Acuti, uxor quondam Alexandri fratris ducis Burgundie" swore allegiance for her castle to the duke of Burgundy by undated charter[1101].  She married secondly ([1206]) Itier [III] Seigneur de Toucy.  "B. domina Montis Acuti" donated property to Maizières by charter dated 1206, the dating clause of which refers to "post obitum mariti mei domini Alexandri, antequam nuxissem domino Itero de Toceio"[1102].  "Dominus Iterus de Toce et uxor sua domina Montis Acuti" ratified a donation by charter dated Dec 1210[1103].  "Beatrix domina Gergeaci" notified an agreement between the abbeys of la Ferté and Sasonay relating to land at Gergy by charter dated 1217[1104].  The necrology of Maizières records the death "Id Jan" of "domine Beatrice matre domini Montis Acuti"[1105]

Alexandre & his wife had three children: 

1.         EUDES de Montagu ([1196/1200]-[Sep 1244/1249]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Odo, Alexandri filius, frater ducis Burgundie Odonis" when recording his marriage[1106].  He succeeded his father in 1205 as Seigneur de Montagu.  “Guillaume seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean” confirmed that “Alexandre de Montagu” had sworn homage for the dowry of “sa femme Marguerite de Mont-Saint-Jean [fille dudit Guillaume]”, clarifying that as he was himself held fiefs from “Eudes seigneur de Montagu père d’Alexandre” he would continue to be fiefholder “si le fief relevant d’Eudes revenait plus tard à Alexandre”, by charter dated Sep 1244[1107]m (1220) as her second husband, ELISABETH de Courtenay, widow of GAUCHER du Puiset, daughter of PIERRE de Courtenay Emperor of Constantinople & his second wife Yolande de Flandre Marquise de Namur ([1199][1108]-1269[1109] or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the marriage of "quintam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri]" and "Galtherus de Barro super Sequanam comitis Milonis filius" and her second marriage to "Odo, Alexandri filius, frater ducis Burgundie Odonis"[1110].  A document dated Sep 1224 names “Odo dominus Montisacuti et...Elizabetha uxor ipsius Odonis[1111].  “Balduinus...Romaniæ...Augustus consanguineus suus” addressed “Blanchæ...Francorum Reginæ”, naming “Elysabeth dominam Montis-Acuti sororem nostram et Odonem eiusdem castri dominum virum suum” with a view to the betrothal of “unam de filiabus suis”, by charter dated 5 Aug 1243[1112].  The testament of “Bauduins...Empereres de Romenie”, dated Jun 1247 at Namur, bequeathed “nostre terre de Namur” to “nostre enfant”, and in default to “nostre seror ainznée Marguerite Contesse de Viane...nostre seror Isabeau Dame de Montagu...nostre autre seror Agnes Princesse de Achaye[1113].  Eudes & his wife had four children: 

a)         ALEXANDRE de Montagu (-[Aug 1256/Mar 1258])Guillaume seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean” confirmed that “Alexandre de Montagu” had sworn homage for the dowry of “sa femme Marguerite de Mont-Saint-Jean [fille dudit Guillaume]”, clarifying that as he was himself held fiefs from “Eudes seigneur de Montagu père d’Alexandre” he would continue to be fiefholder “si le fief relevant d’Eudes revenait plus tard à Alexandre”, by charter dated Sep 1244[1114]Seigneur de Montagu.  “Alexandre damoiseau seigneur de Montagu” granted revenue to “Gui de Milmande damoiseau” by charter dated 1249[1115].  “Alexandre fils d’Eudes seigneur de Montagu du consentement de Marguerite sa femme” granted farm produce from land at Dracy to “Guillaume seigneur d’Esrées chevalier” by charter dated Sep 1252[1116].  His date of death is estimated from the charter of his brother Guillaume dated Aug 1256 in which Guillaume is not named as “seigneur de Montagu”.  The fact that Alexandre died childless is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1282 which is quoted below under the children of his brother Philippe.  m MARGUERITE de Mont-Saint-Jean, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife Marie des Barres (-after Sep 1252).  “Guillaume seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean” confirmed that “Alexandre de Montagu” had sworn homage for the dowry of “sa femme Marguerite de Mont-Saint-Jean [fille dudit Guillaume]”, clarifying that as he was himself held fiefs from “Eudes seigneur de Montagu père d’Alexandre” he would continue to be fiefholder “si le fief relevant d’Eudes revenait plus tard à Alexandre”, by charter dated Sep 1244[1117].  “Alexandre fils d’Eudes seigneur de Montagu du consentement de Marguerite sa femme” granted farm produce from land at Dracy to “Guillaume seigneur d’Esrées chevalier” by charter dated Sep 1252[1118]

b)         GUILLAUME de Montagu (-after Jan 1299).  “Guillaume de Mon” reached agreement over the succession of “Phelippe seignor de tagu seigneur de Mâlain et sa femme Jacquette” withratified the donation made to the abbey of la Bussière by “Hervé jadis seigneur de Sombernon” by charter dated Aug 1255[1119]Seigneur de Montagu.  “Guillelmum dominum Montis acuti” and the commander of Bellecroix reached agreement concerning the customs of Aluze by charter dated Mar 1258[1120].  “Guillermus de Monteacuto dominus de Maalein domicellus et Alexander filius eius” donated property to Bussière, for the soul of “Iacquetæ quondam dominæ de Maalein relictæ dicti Guillermi matrisque prædicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Oct 1259[1121].  "Guillielmus miles dominus Montisacuti" confirmed the donation to the church of Chalon made by "Alexander…quondam Cabilonensis episcopus avunculus meus" by charter dated Aug 1263[1122].  “Guillelmus dominus Montisacuti miles” confirmed privileges granted to the town of Montagu by “Odo bone memorie quondam dominus Montisacuti miles” (by charter dated 1241 which is quoted) by charter dated 21 Jul 1291[1123].  The testament of "Guillelmus dominus Montis Acuti miles, Cabilonensis dyocesis" is dated Jan 1298 O.S., chooses his burial "in ecclesia Maceriarum…Cabilonensis dyocesis", names "Alexandri de Maalain primogeniti mei de prima uxore mea, Odardum, Agnetam et Aalidem liberos meos [de secunda u]xore mea"[1124]m firstly JACQUETTE de Sembernon, daughter of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Sembernon & his second wife Blanche --- (-[Aug 1256/Oct 1259], bur Bussière).  Dame de Mâlain.  “Guillermus de Monteacuto dominus de Maalein et...Iacqueta uxor dicti Guillermi” confirmed the donation of harvest “in grangia nostra de Maalein” made to La Bussière by “bonæ memoriæ Heruerii quondam domini Sombernionis”, by charter dated Aug 1255[1125].  “Guillaume de Montagu sire de Mâlain et Jacquette sa femme” acknowledged the right of la Bussière abbey to harvest donated by “Hervé sire de Sombernon” by charter dated Aug 1256[1126].  “Guillermus de Monteacuto dominus de Maalein domicellus et Alexander filius eius” donated property to Bussière, for the soul of “Iacquetæ quondam dominæ de Maalein relictæ dicti Guillermi matrisque prædicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Oct 1259[1127]m secondly DAMERON de Buffon, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1261, bur Fontenay).  The testament of "Dameruns dame de Buffon femme mon seignour Guillaume chevalier de Montagu" is dated Aug 1261, chooses her burial "en la...maison de Fontenay" and makes religious donations[1128]m thirdly MARIE des Barres, daughter of ---.  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1291 relates to a dispute between “Guillelmum de Monteacuto militem, Mariam eius uxorem et Ioannem de Barris armigerum fratre dictæ Mariæ” and “Ioannetum filium Odonis et Guillelmum filium Petri de Barris militis” regarding the inheritance of “Aelipdim quondam dominam de Barris[1129].  Guillaume & his first wife had one child: 

i)          ALEXANDRE de Montagu (-after Jan 1299).  “Guillermus de Monteacuto dominus de Maalein domicellus et Alexander filius eius” donated property to Bussière, for the soul of “Iacquetæ quondam dominæ de Maalein relictæ dicti Guillermi matrisque prædicti Alexandri”, by charter dated Oct 1259[1130].  Seigneur de Mâlain.  “Alixandres de Montagu Sires de Sombernon” confirmed the donation made to Bussière on her deathbed by “Amiars dite Blainche cui en arriers Dame de Sombernon qui morte est”, by charter dated Mar 1272[1131].  “Alexander de Monteacuto dominus Sombernionis miles” confirmed the donation made to Bonvaux on her deathbed by “bonæ memoriæ Maingerdis dicta Blanche domina quondam Sombernionis”, by charter dated Jun 1293[1132].  The testament of "Guillelmus dominus Montis Acuti miles, Cabilonensis dyocesis" is dated Jan 1298 O.S., names "Alexandri de Maalain primogeniti mei de prima uxore mea, Odardum, Agnetam et Aalidem liberos meos [de secunda u]xore mea"[1133]

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTAGU[1134]

Guillaume & his third wife had three children: 

ii)         ODOARD de Montagu (-after Oct 1317).  The testament of "Guillelmus dominus Montis Acuti miles, Cabilonensis dyocesis" is dated Jan 1298 O.S., names "Alexandri de Maalain primogeniti mei de prima uxore mea, Odardum, Agnetam et Aalidem liberos meos [de secunda u]xore mea"[1135].  “Oudart Sgr de Montagu chevalier” confirmed privileges to the town of Chalon by charter dated Oct 1317[1136]

iii)        AGNES de Montagu .  The testament of "Guillelmus dominus Montis Acuti miles, Cabilonensis dyocesis" is dated Jan 1298 O.S., names "Alexandri de Maalain primogeniti mei de prima uxore mea, Odardum, Agnetam et Aalidem liberos meos [de secunda u]xore mea"[1137]

iv)       ALIX de Montagu .  The testament of "Guillelmus dominus Montis Acuti miles, Cabilonensis dyocesis" is dated Jan 1298 O.S., names "Alexandri de Maalain primogeniti mei de prima uxore mea, Odardum, Agnetam et Aalidem liberos meos [de secunda u]xore mea"[1138]

c)         PHILIPPE de Montagu (-after 1277).  Seigneur de Chagny.  “Philippus dominus de Chagné...Floros domina de Antigneyo et uxor supradicti Philippi” confirmed the rights granted to the town of Chagny by “pater meus Odo quondam dominus Montisacuti et Chagneyaci et Elizabeth uxor eius mater mea” by charter dated Nov 1253[1139]m [firstly] (before 1251) FLEUR d’Antigny, daughter of PHILIPPE Seigneur d’Antigny & his wife Elisabeth --- ([1236/37]-).  “Elisabeth dame d’Antigny et de Meursault” donated revenue from property at Meursault to the abbey of la Bussière, with the consent of “Philippe d’Antigny son mari...[et] par ses enfants Gui et Alyxant dame de Noyers et par sa fille Flore qu’elle a eu dudit Philippe” by charter dated 1238[1140].  Dame d’Antigny.  “Flore dame d’Antigny femme de Philippe de Montagu seigneur d’Antigny et de Gergy” gave her property “à Beaune, Volnay” to “Hugues duc de Bourgogne” by charter dated 1251[1141].  “Flores dame de Antigne fame Phelipe de Montagu seignor de Antigne et de Gerge” transferred her rights “à Beaune”, held by “sires Phelipes de Antigne mes peres”, to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by charter dated 1252[1142].  “Philippus dominus de Chagné...Floros domina de Antigneyo et uxor supradicti Philippi” confirmed the rights granted to the town of Chagné by “pater meus Odo quondam dominus Montisacuti et Chagneyaci et Elizabeth uxor eius mater mea” by charter dated Nov 1253[1143].  [m secondly ---.  Kerrebrouck indicates that Philippe’s three younger daughters were born to his second wife (whose name and parentage are unknown[1144].  The three younger daughters are named in an extract of a charter which is quoted below but whose wording gives no indication that they were half-sisters of their sister Jeanne.  No other source has yet been identified in which Philippe and his daughters are named.]  Philippe & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE ([1257]-after 1290).  Dame d’Antigny, de Chagny et de Meursault.  “Thierry de Montbéliard chevalier sire de Montfort et de Chaigny”, in the name of “sa femme dame Jeanne fille de feu messire Philippe de Montagu seigneur de Gergy et de Chaigny”, renounced her rights over the fief of Mipont “qui était échu à monseigneur Guillaume de Montagu son oncle, au partage fait entre lui d’une part et damoiselle Isabeau, Marguerite et Alixent de Montagu sœurs de ladite Jeanne” from the property which passed “auxdits messire Guillaume et feu messire Philippe frères” under the succession of “Odon seigneur de Montagu leur père et de feu Alexandre de Montagu leur frère décédé sans hoirs”, by charter dated Dec 1282[1145]m THIERRY de Montbéliard Seigneur de Montfort, d’Antigny, de Meursault et de Champlitte, son of RICHARD de Montbéliard Seigneur de Courchaton et de Montrond & his wife Isabelle de Chay Dame de Montfort et de Châtel-Maillot (-1287, bur Autun Saint-Jean). 

Philippe & his [first/second] wife had three children: 

ii)         ISABELLE de Montagu (-after Dec 1282).  “Thierry de Montbéliard chevalier sire de Montfort et de Chaigny”, in the name of “sa femme dame Jeanne fille de feu messire Philippe de Montagu seigneur de Gergy et de Chaigny”, renounced her rights over the fief of Mipont “qui était échu à monseigneur Guillaume de Montagu son oncle, au partage fait entre lui d’une part et damoiselle Isabeau, Marguerite et Alixent de Montagu sœurs de ladite Jeanne” from the property which passed “auxdits messire Guillaume et feu messire Philippe frères” under the succession of “Odon seigneur de Montagu leur père et de feu Alexandre de Montagu leur frère décédé sans hoirs”, by charter dated Dec 1282[1146]

iii)        MARGUERITE de Montagu (-after Dec 1282).  “Thierry de Montbéliard chevalier sire de Montfort et de Chaigny”, in the name of “sa femme dame Jeanne fille de feu messire Philippe de Montagu seigneur de Gergy et de Chaigny”, renounced her rights over the fief of Mipont “qui était échu à monseigneur Guillaume de Montagu son oncle, au partage fait entre lui d’une part et damoiselle Isabeau, Marguerite et Alixent de Montagu sœurs de ladite Jeanne” from the property which passed “auxdits messire Guillaume et feu messire Philippe frères” under the succession of “Odon seigneur de Montagu leur père et de feu Alexandre de Montagu leur frère décédé sans hoirs”, by charter dated Dec 1282[1147]

iv)       ALIXENT de Montagu (-after Dec 1282).  “Thierry de Montbéliard chevalier sire de Montfort et de Chaigny”, in the name of “sa femme dame Jeanne fille de feu messire Philippe de Montagu seigneur de Gergy et de Chaigny”, renounced her rights over the fief of Mipont “qui était échu à monseigneur Guillaume de Montagu son oncle, au partage fait entre lui d’une part et damoiselle Isabeau, Marguerite et Alixent de Montagu sœurs de ladite Jeanne” from the property which passed “auxdits messire Guillaume et feu messire Philippe frères” under the succession of “Odon seigneur de Montagu leur père et de feu Alexandre de Montagu leur frère décédé sans hoirs”, by charter dated Dec 1282[1148]

d)         MARGUERITE de Montagu (-after Jun 1255).  Alexandre de Montagu Bishop of Chalon notified that “Guillaume seigneur de Montagu” had granted property at Villeneuve to “Marguerite sa sœur femme de Pierre de Paleau chevalier sire d’Allerey” by charter dated Jun 1255[1149]m (before Jun 1255) PIERRE de Paleau Seigneur d’Allerey, son of --- (-1274). 

2.         ALEXANDRE (-23 Dec 1261, bur Notre-Dame de Maizières).  "Guillielmus miles dominus Montisacuti" confirmed the donation to the church of Chalon made by "Alexander…quondam Cabilonensis episcopus avunculus meus" by charter dated Aug 1263[1150].  Deacon at Besançon cathedral 1244.  Bishop of Chalon 1244. 

3.         GERARD (-11 Oct ----).  “Bertrand seigneur de Saudon” declared that he held properties at Givry and elsewhere as fief of “Gérard de Montagu fils d’Alexandre de Montagu” by charter dated Aug 1222[1151].  The necrology of Maizières records the death "V Id Oct" of "domino Girardo filio Alexandri de MonteAcuto"[1152].  He was not the same person as Gérard de Montaigut, husband of Eschiva de Montfaucon, whose family is shown in the document AUVERGNE. 

4.         [son .  The identity of the parents of Gaucher and Eudes, named below, is not known.  While the involvement of the bishop in the second charter quoted below may suggest a family relationship, neither document specifies their parentage.  The reference to the inheritance from their relative “Bertrand Peregrin” suggests that they were not the sons of Eudes Seigneur de Montagu, whose other sons would presumably have shared in the succession if they had also enjoyed a hereditary right.  One possibility is that Gaucher and Eudes were the sons of another brother of the bishop.  However, this does not provide a completely satisfactory answer to the question as, if correct, it seems unlikely that Bertrand Peregrin was related through their father, while if the relationship was through their mother the involvement of the bishop in the succession is difficult to explain.  Another possibility is therefore that Gaucher and Eudes were not related to the family of the seigneurs de Montagu at all, but took their name from the castle of the seigneurs where they lived.]  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GAUCHER de Montagu (-after Dec 1255).  “Gaucher et Odet de Montagu frères damoiseaux” acknowledged holding property “en fief à Jambles et à Courtiambles” from the bishop of Chalon-sur-Saône by charter dated Dec 1255[1153].  “Alexandre de Montagu évêque de Chalon” reached agreement with “Gaucher de Montagu damoiseau et Eudes son frère” regarding “l’héritage que ces frères réclamaient à Jambles et à Courtiambles et qui provenait de Bertrand Peregrin leur parent” by charter dated Dec 1255[1154]

b)         EUDES de Montagu (-after Dec 1255).  Gaucher et Odet de Montagu frères damoiseaux” acknowledged holding property “en fief à Jambles et à Courtiambles” from the bishop of Chalon-sur-Saône by charter dated Dec 1255[1155].  “Alexandre de Montagu évêque de Chalon” reached agreement with “Gaucher de Montagu damoiseau et Eudes son frère” regarding “l’héritage que ces frères réclamaient à Jambles et à Courtiambles et qui provenait de Bertrand Peregrin leur parent” by charter dated Dec 1255[1156]

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de MONTBARD, SEIGNEURS d’EPOISSES

 

 

 

1.         BERNARD [I] de Montbard (-after 1084).  Clarius’s 12th century Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records in 1065 that “Bernardus miles et dominus castri Barris-Montis...et uxor eius Hunberga” reached agreement withe the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif de Sens relating to Ricey and Pouilly[1157].  “Bernard de Montbard” requested “Hugues de Maisey” to renounce claims against Molesme relating to the church of Champigny and other properties by charter dated 1084[1158]m HUMBERGE, daughter of --- (-after 1065).  Clarius’s 12th century Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records in 1065 that “Bernardus miles et dominus castri Barris-Montis...et uxor eius Hunberga” reached agreement withe the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif de Sens relating to Ricey and Pouilly[1159].  Bernard [I] & his wife had children (the precise order of birth of these children is not known): 

a)         ANDRE de Montbard .  “Bernardus de Montebarro” donated “atrium...de Monticulo...Villa” to Molesme, for the soul of “Andree filii sui”, by undated charter[1160]

b)         RAINARD de Montbard (-[1120]).  “Domnus Rainardus Montisbarri castri dominus” donated property to Fontenoy, for the love of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarævallis nepotis sui et fratrum suorum Waldrici monachi et Milonis conversi”, with the consent of “uxore sua Aanolde”, by undated charter[1161]m as her first husband, ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after 28 Mar 1129).  “Domnus Rainardus Montisbarri castri dominus” donated property to Fontenoy, for the love of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarævallis nepotis sui et fratrum suorum Waldrici monachi et Milonis conversi”, with the consent of “uxore sua Aanolde”, by undated charter[1162].  She married secondly ([1120/25]) Gauthier de la Roche Connétable de Bourgogne.  “Bernardus...dominus de Monte Barro” acknowledged the donation of property “intra finagium de Sigestri” to Molesme, made by “patris sui Rainardi” for the salvation of “frater suus Milo tunc recenter defunctus...in eadem ecclesia...tumulatus”, with the consent of “Enors matre sua et sorore sua Comitissa et viris earem...Wautero conestabulo et Ranerio de Rochia”, by charter dated to 1126[1163].  Rainard & his wife had children: 

i)          BERNARD [II] de Montbard (-[1140/41]).  Seigneur de Montbard.  “Bernardus...dominus de Monte Barro” acknowledged the donation of property “intra finagium de Sigestri” to Molesme, made by “patris sui Rainardi” for the salvation of “frater suus Milo tunc recenter defunctus...in eadem ecclesia...tumulatus”, with the consent of “Enors matre sua et sorore sua Comitissa et viris earem...Wautero conestabulo et Ranerio de Rochia”, by charter dated to 1126[1164].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1165].  “Bernardus abbas Clarævallis...Gerardus frater eiusdem abbatis...Bernardus dominus Montisbarri, Andreas avunculus eius...” witnessed donations made to Fontenoy, by undated charter[1166].  “Bernardus dominus Montisbarri et soror eius Milesendis cum viro suo Rainerio” witnessed donations made to Fontenoy by “Gisleberti militis de Tilio”, by undated charter[1167]m ---.  The name of Bernard’s wife is not known.  Bernard [I] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       ANDRÉ [I] de Montbard (-after 1166)Seigneur de Montbard.  “Andream Montisbarri dominum filium Bernardi filii Rainardi” donated property to Fontenoy, in the presence of “Comitissæ amitæ eiusdem Andree”, by undated charter[1168]

-         see below

ii)         MELISENDE [Comtesse] de Montbard .  “Bernardus...dominus de Monte Barro” acknowledged the donation of property “intra finagium de Sigestri” to Molesme, made by “patris sui Rainardi” for the salvation of “frater suus Milo tunc recenter defunctus...in eadem ecclesia...tumulatus”, with the consent of “Enors matre sua et sorore sua Comitissa et viris earem...Wautero conestabulo et Ranerio de Rochia”, by charter dated to 1126[1169].  “Bernardus dominus Montisbarri et soror eius Milesendis cum viro suo Rainerio” witnessed donations made to Fontenoy by “Gisleberti militis de Tilio”, by undated charter[1170].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1171].  “Andream Montisbarri dominum filium Bernardi filii Rainardi” donated property to Fontenoy, in the presence of “Comitissæ amitæ eiusdem Andree”, by undated charter[1172]m RENIER de la Roche, son of ---. 

iii)        ETIENNE de Montbard (-after [1129]).  “Stephanus filius Raynardi domini de Montebarro castro...clericus” confirmed the donation or sale of “ecclesie in villa Poleiaco” to Molesme made by “Milo patruus eius” by charter dated to 1129[1173]

c)         GAUDRY de Montbard .  “Domnus Rainardus Montisbarri castri dominus” donated property to Fontenoy, for the love of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarævallis nepotis sui et fratrum suorum Waldrici monachi et Milonis conversi”, with the consent of “uxore sua Aanolde”, by undated charter[1174]

d)         MILON de Montbard (-before [1120]).  Clarius’s 12th century Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records in 1113 that “Milone filio Bernardi de Monte-Barro” donated “villam...Pauliacus...VII Id Mar”, originally donated to Saint-Pierre-le-Vif de Sens by “Ingoara et Leotheria...sorores sancti Ebbonis”, to Molesme[1175].  “Domnus Rainardus Montisbarri castri dominus” donated property to Fontenoy, for the love of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarævallis nepotis sui et fratrum suorum Waldrici monachi et Milonis conversi”, with the consent of “uxore sua Aanolde”, by undated charter[1176].  “Milo de Montebarro frater Rainardi” donated “villam...de Poilliaco” to Molesme, with the consent of “fratris mei Rainardi et uxoris eius”, by charter dated to [1112/13][1177].  “Bernardus...dominus de Monte Barro” acknowledged the donation of property “intra finagium de Sigestri” to Molesme made by “patris sui Rainardi” for the salvation of “frater suus Milo tunc recenter defunctus...in eadem ecclesia...tumulatus”, by charter dated to 1126[1178].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1179].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1180]

e)         ANDRE de Montbard (-after 1129).  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1181]

f)          [--- .  Assuming that “nepotis sui”, in the source quoted below, can be interpreted as “his nephew”, one of the parents of the two brothers shown below was the sibling of the donor.]  m ---.  Three children: 

i)          BERNARD .  Abbot of Clairvaux.  “Domnus Rainardus Montisbarri castri dominus” donated property to Fontenoy, for the love of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarævallis nepotis sui et fratrum suorum Waldrici monachi et Milonis conversi”, with the consent of “uxore sua Aanolde”, by undated charter[1182].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1183]

ii)         GERARD (-after 1129).  “Saint Bernard” wrote to “son frère saint Gérard”, undated[1184].  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1185]

iii)        NIVARD (-after 1129).  “Bernardus dominus Montebarri filius domini Rainardi et soror eius que Comitissa vocatur et Rainerius eiusdem Comitisse maritus et Andreas predicti Bernardi avunculus” confirmed the donation or sale of “Poeliaci” to Molesme made by “dominus Milo de Montebarro frater predicti Rainardi laudante eodem Rainardo”, with the support of “domni Bernardi abbatis Clarevallis et fratrum eius Gerardi atque Nivardi”, by charter dated 1129, witnessed by “supradictus abbas Bernardus et fratres eius Gerardus et Nivardus monachi, Godefridus monachus et Nivardus, fratres Gauterii conestabularii...[1186]

 

 

ANDRÉ [I] de Montbard, son of BERNARD [II] Seigneur de Montbard & his wife --- (-after 1166)Seigneur de Montbard.  “Andream Montisbarri dominum filium Bernardi filii Rainardi” donated property to Fontenoy, in the presence of “Comitissæ amitæ eiusdem Andree”, by undated charter[1187]

m HELVIDE de Montréal, daughter of ANSERIC [I] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Adelaide de Pleurre (-before 1210).  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[1188].  Heiress of Epoisses.  “Bernardus de Montebarro Espissiæ dominus” confirmed donations to Fontenoy made by “piæ memoiræ Helvydis mater mea in obitu suo”, by charter dated 1210[1189]

André [I] & his wife had children: 

1.         ANDRE [II] de Montbard (-after 1189).  Seigneur de Montbard.  “André fils d’André seigneur de Montbard” ratified donations made to Fontenoy by his predecessors by charter dated to [1170][1190]m MABILE d’Arcy, daughter of GEOFFROY d’Arcy [sur-Cure] & his wife Agnes ---.  "Gaufredus de Arciaco", on leaving for Jerusalem, renounced rights over revenue from Mailly in favour of Vézelay, with the consent of "uxore sua Agnete et filiis suis Gaufredo, Girardo et Josselino, atque filiabus Mabilla, Damerum, Agnete et Loretta, generisque suis Andrea de Monte-Barri, Guillelmo de Lesenniis et Joberto de Cuchiaco", by charter dated 2 Aug 1180[1191].  André & his wife had one child: 

a)         ALIX de Montbard (-after Jul 1212).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not been identified.  The testament of “Radulfus dominus Exolduni”, dated Jul 1212, bequeathes property to “Mathildi filiole mee ad eam maritandam”, witnessed by “Margarita uxor mea, Alix mater mea...[1192]m EUDES [III] Sire d’Issoudun, son of EUDES [II] Sire d’Issoudun & his wife Mathilde de Bourgogne Ctss de Grignon ([1166/67]-[1199]). 

2.         BERNARD de Montbard (-[1210/13]).  Seigneur d’Epoisses.  “Bernard d’Epoisses” donated property to the canons of Epoisses, with the consent of “ses fils André et Anséric”, by charter dated 1203[1193].  “Bernard seigneur d’Epoisses” donated harvest to Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “sa femme Aremburge...André et Jean fils de Bernard”, by charter dated 1207[1194].  “Bernardus de Montebarro Espissiæ dominus” confirmed donations to Fontenoy made by “piæ memoiræ Helvydis mater mea in obitu suo”, by charter dated 1210[1195]m firstly --- de Saudon, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her family origin and marriage has not been identified.  m secondly AREMBURGE de Villehardouin, daughter of JEAN de Villehardouin Seigneur de Brandonvillers & his wife Céline --- (-after 1213).  “Bernard seigneur d’Epoisses” donated harvest to Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “sa femme Aremburge...André et Jean fils de Bernard”, by charter dated 1207[1196].  “Jean de Villehardouin et Celine sa femme” donated harvest to l’Hôtel-Dieu du Chesne, with the consent of “leur fille Héremburge et d’Erard sire de Villehardouin neveu dudit Jean”, by charter dated 1213[1197].  Bernard & his [first] wife had children: 

a)         ANDRE [III] d’Epoisses (-1233).  “Bernard d’Epoisses” donated property to the canons of Epoisses, with the consent of “ses fils André et Anséric”, by charter dated 1203[1198].  “Bernard seigneur d’Epoisses” donated harvest to Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “sa femme Aremburge...André et Jean fils de Bernard”, by charter dated 1207[1199].  “Andream dominum Espissiæ” and Fontenoy settled a dispute relating to a donation made by “nobilis mulier Hyla de Monte Sancti Iohannis et Iohannes filius eiusdem” at which “bonæ memoriæ Bernardo patre eiusdem Andreæ” was present by charter dated 1213[1200].  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1201].  “André seigneur d’Epoisses” notified that “Alix dame de Villaines sa...matertera” had donated property to Fontenoy by charter dated Jan 1229 (O.S.)[1202]m HUGUETTE, daughter of ---.  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1203].  André [III] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HELOISE d’Epoisses .  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1204].  “Dreux de Mello le Jeune seigneur d’Epoisses” reached agreement with Jully-les-Nonnains concerning a donation made by “soceri mei Andree quondam domini Espissie” by charter dated May 1239[1205].  “Dreux de Mello le jeune seigneur d’Epoisses et sa femme Elvis” notified an agreement with the bishopric of Langres concerning a vine at Beaune held by “Bernard jadis seigneur d’Epoisses” which had been donated by “André seigneur d’Epoisses, Jean seigneur de Chevigny et Bernard seigneur de Vic” by charter dated Apr 1243[1206].  "Droco de Melloto junior et Eluxdis uxor eiusdem D.", leaving for the Holy Land, donated revenue from "sitas in terra nostra de Expissia" by charter dated Jul 1248[1207].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more clearly has not yet been confirmed.  m DREUX [II] de Mello, son of GUILLAUME [I] de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris & his wife Elisabeth --- (-[1252]). 

b)         ANSERIC d’Epoisses (-after 1203).  “Bernard d’Epoisses” donated property to the canons of Epoisses, with the consent of “ses fils André et Anséric”, by charter dated 1203[1208]

c)         JEAN d’Epoisses (-after 1240).  “Bernard seigneur d’Epoisses” donated harvest to Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “sa femme Aremburge...André et Jean fils de Bernard”, by charter dated 1207[1209].  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1210].  “Dominum Johannem de Espissia militem” reached agreement with Semur Saint-Jean concerning property “de Chavaigne”, with the consent of “Margareta uxore mea”, by charter dated 1227[1211].  Seigneur de Chevigny.  “Jean d’Epoisses seigneur de Chevigny” ratified an exchange between “son frère Gui doyen de Langres” and Hugues de Montréal Bishop of Langres involving land at Beaune held by their father by charter dated Aug 1229[1212].  Robert de Thourotte Bishop of Langres notified that “Jean d’Epoisses dit de Vignes et ses fils Nicolas, André, Huguenin, Achard et ses filles Heremburge, Marie, Agnes et les femmes d’André et d’Huguenin...Marguerite et Adeline” donated rights at Sincey to Moutier-Saint-Jean, later confirmed by “Robert prévôt de la Roche et Robin Le Lépreux gendres du dit Jean”, by charter dated 1240[1213]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1227).  “Dominum Johannem de Espissia militem” reached agreement with Semur Saint-Jean concerning property “de Chavaigne”, with the consent of “Margareta uxore mea”, by charter dated 1227[1214]

d)         BERNARD d’Epoisses (-after 1231).  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1215].  “Bernard seigneur de Vic frère d’André seigneur d’Epoisses” ratified an exchange between “son frère Gui doyen de Langres” and Hugues de Montréal Bishop of Langres involving land at Beaune held by their father by charter dated Aug 1229[1216].  “Bernard d’Epoisses seigneur de Vic-de-Chassenay” donated property to Vausse, with the consent of “son frère André seigneur d’Epoisses”, by charter dated 1231[1217]

e)         GUY d’Epoisses .  “Andreas dominus Espissie” sold a serf to Alix duchess of Burgundy, with the consent of “Huguote uxoris mee et filie mee et fratrum meorum domini Johannis, Bernardi et Guidonis thesaurarii Lingonensis”, by charter dated Sep 1224[1218].  Canon at Langres and Auxerre.  “Guido filius domini Bernardi de Espissia canonicus Lingonensis et Autissiodorensis” donated property at Marmagne to Fontenay by charter dated 1220[1219]

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de MONT-SAINT-JEAN

 

 

Mont-Saint-Jean is today a commune in the canton of Pouilly, in the arrondissement of Beaune, south-west of Dijon, although many parts of the medieval fortress of that name have now fallen into ruins[1220].  Flodoard records that in 924 "Raginardus" [Rainard Vicomte d’Auxerre, brother of Manssès [II] Comte de Dijon] captured "castellum…Mons sancti Iohannis" supported by "nepotum suorum, Walonis et Gisleberti", but that "Rodulfi rex" recaptured the castle later in the same year[1221].  No indication has been found of when the castle was first built.  The first reference to a member of the Mont-Saint-Jean family is to Rainard, who is named in two charters dated 1076 and 1077 (see below).  His name suggests a relationship with Rainard Vicomte d’Auxerre, who may have been later granted the castle after it was confiscated from him by King Raoul.  A family connection is also indicated with Rainard Vicomte de Beaune, with the common use in both families of the names Rainard and Hugues, as well as Hugues de Mont-Saint-Jean being the first lay witness in the undated notice concerning the foundation of Cîteaux issued by Rainard Vicomte de Beaune which is quoted below.  The name Aganon is also common to the Mont-Saint-Jean family and to the family of the earlier vicomtes de Beaune and seigneurs de Vergy, whose connection with Rainard Vicomte de Beaune has not yet been established, and with which there is also a possible connection with the Couches family which is named below. 

 

 

[Three] brothers: 

1.         RAINARD de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1077).  "Agano...Heduorum episcopus" issued judgment against “Raginardo fratre nostro”, who had taken “Beliniacum” from the church of Autun, by charter dated 15 May 1076, witnessed by “...H. de Monte sancti Johannis...[1222].  "Raginardus de Monte sancti Johannis...uxoris meæ" restored property which he had taken from the church of Autun by charter dated 1077[1223]

2.         AGANON de Mont-Saint-Jean (-25 Jun 1098)Bishop of Autun 1055.  "Agano...Heduorum episcopus" issued judgment against “Raginardo fratre nostro”, who had taken “Beliniacum” from the church of Autun, by charter dated 15 May 1076, witnessed by “...H. de Monte sancti Johannis...[1224].  The necrology of Flavigny records the death “VII Kal Jul” of “Hagano episcopus[1225]

3.         [GAUDRY de Couches (-24 Feb ----).  The necrology of Flavigny records the death “VI Kal Mar” of “Galdricus Colticensis frater domini Haganonis episcopi, conversus et monachus Flaviniacensis[1226].  His different name suggests that Gaudry may have been the uterine brother of Rainard and Aganon.  Settipani records a suggestion by Chaume that a daughter of Eudes Vicomte de Beaune married "--- de Couches"[1227].  However, this appears to represent a confusion with Gaudry de Couches, possible brother of Rainard de Mont-Saint-Jean and Aganon Bishop of Autun.] 

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after [1100]).  “Hugo de Monte Sancti Iohannis...” witnessed a notice concerning the foundation of the abbey of Cîteaux, undated but dated to the early 12th century, records an earlier donation by "Rainardus belnensis vicecomes et uxor eius Hodierna…et eorum filii Hugo, Hunbertus, Rainardus, Hagano eorumque soror Raimuldis"[1228].  It would be consistent chronologically if Hugues [I] de Mont-Saint-Jean was the son of Rainard de Mont-Saint-Jean and father of Guy, but no primary source has been identified which confirms that this speculation is correct. 

 

 

Two possible brothers: 

1.         GUY de Mont-Saint-Jean (-[1145/52])Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  Petit states that Guy Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean is named in charters from 1116 to 1145[1229].  An undated charter records that "Gui de Mont-Saint-Jean" made war with "les seigneurs de Frolois", during the course of which “Gui chevalier de Turcey” was wounded and afterwards donated property at Boux to the priory of Salmaise[1230], which could provide the explanation for descendants of Guy adopting the title seigneurs de Salmaise.  "Wido dominus castri sancti Johannis", as suzerain, confirmed the donation of property "in fundo Musiacensi" to Cîteaux made by “domnus Bernardus de Ruelee et filii eius...[1231]m --- de Saulx, daughter of GUY de Saulx & his wife ---.  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1232].  Her parentage is uncertain as it is not clear whether "vir militaris de Saltu castro" in this charter could be interpreted as meaning Guy Comte de Saulx.  Petit records Guy Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean as father of Hugues and Jean, named in charters from 1116 to 1145[1233].  If this is correct, it is unlikely, from a chronological point of view, that his wife could have been the daughter of Guy Comte de Saulx.  Guy & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1196)Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1234]

-        see below

b)         JEAN de Mont-Saint-Jean .  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1235]

c)         EMMELINE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1152).  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1236]m --- de Blaisey, son of ---. 

d)         --- de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1152).  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1237]m --- de Chaudenay, son of ---. 

2.         [RAINARD de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1119).  "...Rainaudus de Monte Sancti Johannis..." witnessed the charter dated 1119 under which "dominus Seguinus, Eduensis et Sedelocensis decanus" donated property “apud Crispiacum” to Cîteaux[1238].] 

 

 

HUGUES de Mont-Saint-Jean, son of GUY Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife --- de Saulx (-after 1196)Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  "Domina Montis Sancti Johannis filia Guidonis viri militaris de Saltu castro" donated property to Saint-Seine, with the consent of "duobus filiis suis Hugone domino Montis Sancti Johannis et Johanne fratre eius…uxore jam dicti Hugonis nondum habente filium nec filiam…sororibus eiusdem Hugonis cum filiis ac filiabus suis, scilicet Hemmelina domina Blaseii et domina de Chaudenai", by charter dated 1152[1239].  "Erveius Vergiaci dominus" donated property to Cîteaux with the consent of "Hugo…Montis Sancti Johannis dominus, gener meus" by charter dated 1167 which specifies that Hervé had constituted his son-in-law as his heir in Vergy[1240].  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1241].  Hugues must have renounced the seigneurie in favour of his son Etienne in [1180/88] as shown by the following two charters.  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” settled disputes “de pasturis castellaniæ Vergiaci, de vineis Perret Abonet et...” with the Cistercians, with the consent of “dominus Hugo de Monte Sancti Iohannis pater eiusdem Stephanise...domina Isabel mater predicti Stephani et domina Gilla uxor eius...Guillelmus eiusdem Stephani frater”, by charter dated 1188 witnessed by “Huo dominus Vergiaci et Simon frater eius...[1242].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1243]

m (before 1152) ELISABETH de Vergy, daughter of HERVE de Vergy Seigneur de Vergy & his wife Lucia --- (-after 1196).  "Erveius Vergiaci dominus" donated property to Cîteaux with the consent of "Hugo…Montis Sancti Johannis dominus, gener meus" by charter dated 1167 which also names "…filia etiam mea Elisabeth uxor ipsius Hugonis de Monte Sancti Johannis"[1244].  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1245].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1246]

Hugues de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife had [nine] children: 

1.         ETIENNE [I] de Mont-Saint-Jean ([1152/53]-25 Feb [1198]).  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1247]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” settled disputes “de pasturis castellaniæ Vergiaci, de vineis Perret Abonet et...” with the Cistercians, with the consent of “dominus Hugo de Monte Sancti Iohannis pater eiusdem Stephanise...domina Isabel mater predicti Stephani et domina Gilla uxor eius...Guillelmus eiusdem Stephani frater”, by charter dated 1188 witnessed by “Huo dominus Vergiaci et Simon frater eius...[1248].  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “Hugo de Vergeio dominus meus et consanguineus meus erat”, that they held “castello Vergeii” together, and that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors, undated[1249].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1250].  The necrology of Cîteaux records the death “V Kal Mar” of “Stephanus miles et dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis[1251]m GILLETTE de Noyers, daughter of MILON [V] Sire de Noyers & his wife Odeline de Chappes (-1212 or after).  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1252].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” settled disputes “de pasturis castellaniæ Vergiaci, de vineis Perret Abonet et...” with the Cistercians, with the consent of “dominus Hugo de Monte Sancti Iohannis pater eiusdem Stephanise...domina Isabel mater predicti Stephani et domina Gilla uxor eius...Guillelmus eiusdem Stephani frater”, by charter dated 1188 witnessed by “Huo dominus Vergiaci et Simon frater eius...[1253]

2.         JEAN de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1180).  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1254]

3.         GUILLAUME [I] de Mont-Saint-Jean (-31 Mar 1223, bur Cîteaux).  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “Hugo de Vergeio dominus meus et consanguineus meus erat”, that they held “castello Vergeii” together, and that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors, undated[1255]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  He claimed the seigneurie de Vergy from his consanguineus Hugues de Vergy in the court of the Duke of Burgundy at the end of the 12th century[1256]

-        see below

4.         [HERVE (-after 1171).  "Herveius dominus Vergiaci" donated property to Cîteaux by charter dated 1171 which records as present "nepote meo Erveio abbate sancti Stephani"[1257].  It is assumed that Hervé was a grandson of the donor, maybe the son of his daughter Elisabeth whose husband was her father's heir.]. 

5.         PONCE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-13 Feb 1230).  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “Hugo de Vergeio dominus meus et consanguineus meus erat”, that they held “castello Vergeii” together, and that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors, undated[1258].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1259].  “Poncius filius domini Hugonis de Monte-Sancti-Johannis” renounced rights over Diges in favour of Auxerre Saint-Germain, with the support of “dominus Willelmus frater meus...et uxor mea...Heluis, dominaque Bureta, uxor domini Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1201[1260]Sire de Charny et de Châtel-Censoir.  Poncius de Monte S. Iohannis” donated what he unjustly claimed “in castellania Castricensorii...grangiam Lescherirarum” to Rigney abbey, with the support of “duæ filiæ meæ Agnes et Elizabeth et uxor mea Sibylla et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated 1211[1261].  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1262].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[1263]m firstly HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1201).  “Poncius filius domini Hugonis de Monte-Sancti-Johannis” renounced rights over Diges in favour of Auxerre Saint-Germain, with the support of “dominus Willelmus frater meus...et uxor mea...Heluis, dominaque Bureta, uxor domini Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1201[1264]m secondly SIBYLLE de Noyers, daughter and heiress of CLAREMBAUD de Tanlay Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Alix de Brienne-Ramerupt (-after 1230).  "…Filiarum mearum Adeline…et Sibylle" consented to the donation by "Clarenbaudus dominus de Noeriis" to the Priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1186[1265].  “Poncius de Monte S. Iohannis” donated what he unjustly claimed “in castellania Castricensorii...grangiam Lescherirarum” to Rigney abbey, with the support of “duæ filiæ meæ Agnes et Elizabeth et uxor mea Sibylla et filius meus Hugo”, by charter dated 1211[1266].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1219 under which “Poncius de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “dominæ meæ B. comitisse Campaniæ” in her war against “Herardum de Brena et Philippam uxorem eius et contra Aalidem Reginam Cypri”, except if she attacked “Milonem de Noeriis sororium meum in castello suo de Noeriis”, by charter dated 1219[1267].  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1268].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[1269].  Ponce & his second wife had five children: 

a)         HUGUES de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1270].  “Pontius de Monte Sancti Johannis dominus Charneii” donated property to the church of Combertant, with the support of “Sibille uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei”, by charter dated Oct 1228[1271]

-        SIRES de CHARNY[1272]

b)         ELISABETH de Charny (-after Jun 1257).  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1273].  The testament of “Helisabeth domina Tilii relicta bone memorie Guillelmi quondam domini Tilii”, dated Jun 1257, made with the consent of “Sigero de Gandavo militis mariti mei”, refers to the rights of “heredes...Galcheri quondam domini Paceii...marito mee”, bequeathes property to “Agneti filie domine Adeline de Tylio...pro illa maritanda...”, and appoints “Hugonem dominum Charneii fratrem meum” among her executors[1274]m firstly GUILLAUME Seigneur de Thil, son of --- (-1247).  m secondly GAUCHER de Saint-Florentin Seigneur de Pacy, son of ---.  m thirdly (before Jun 1257) SIGER van Gent, son of ---. 

c)         POLISSA de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1275]

d)         AGNES de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1276].  “Pontius dominus Cuselli et Laurentia uxor mea” constituted proxies “super escheeta…avunculi nostri clare memorie quondam comitis Barri super Sequanam", relating to the marriage of "Hugone nato nostro" and "Pontium de Monte Sancti Johannis…Agnete nata ipsius", by charter dated [1223][1277]m (after [1223]) HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux, son of PONS [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux & his wife Laure --- (-before 1244). 

e)         ADELA de Charny .  “Ponce de Mont Saint-Jean seigneur de Charny” donated harvest to the abbey of la Bussière, where he and “sa femme Sibille” wished to be buried, with the consent of “Sibille et par leurs enfants Hugues, Elisabeth, Polissa, Agnès, Adèle”, by charter dated 28 Mar 1220[1278]

6.         AGNES de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1180).  “Hugo dominus Montis Sancti Iohannis et...Stephanus filius ipsius Hugonis” donated property “quartam partem...in terris...quæ comes Guillermus Nivernis donavit, cum...partem nostram Castri-Censorii” to Rigney abbey, with the consent of “Stephano filio predicti Hugonis et...fratre meo Guillermo...Gila uxor mea...Ysabiaus uxor mea et mater filii mei Stephani in castro canonicorum de Vergy et Iohannes filius meus...Agnes filia mea in domo de Vergi”, by charter dated 1180[1279]

7.         [daughter (-before 1200).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the undated charter under which “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors[1280].  It is not known which of the Champlitte brothers is indicated by “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus”.  The naming of “...Willelmum de Marrignei...nepotes meos” among the guarantors does not help in identifying Etienne’s “sororius”: Guillaume de Marigny is assumed to be the son of Aimon de Marigny, first husband of Etienne’s sister Elisabeth, who could therefore already have been married to Guillaume de Champlitte at the time.  m as his first wife, EUDES de Champlitte Vicomte de Dijon, son of EUDES de Champlitte "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-Constantinople May 1204, bur Constantinople Church of the Apostles).] 

8.         ELISABETH de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1210).  Her first marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, naming “...Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors[1281].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1282].  "Bertrand de Saudon" reached agreement with Maizières abbey, with the support of "uxor mea de Monte Sancti Johannis et filii mei", by charter dated 1200[1283].  "Bertrand de Saudon" donated property to Bussière abbey, with the support of "uxore sua matre domini Willelmi de Marrigni...cum duabus filiabus suis...et...suis filiis quos de prima uxore habuit, Hugone...et Bertranno, Haimone, Willelmo, Roberto et Josberto", by charter dated 1202[1284].  "Bertrand de Saudon" reached agreement with Maizières abbey, with the support of "Hysabeaus uxor eiusdem Bertrandi et filii sui", by charter dated 1210[1285]m firstly AIMON Sire de Marigny connétable de Bourgogne, son of ---.  m secondly (1196, divorced 1199) as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Champlitte Vicomte de Dijon, son of EUDES de Champlitte "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-1210).  m thirdly (1200) as his second wife, BERTRAND de Saudon, son of --- (-after 1221). 

9.         MARGUERITE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1224).  Her marriage is indicated by the undated charter under which “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, naming “...Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors[1286].  A charter dated 1179 confirms that "Guido dominus Tilecastri" confirmed the donation by "frater suus bone memorie Aimon dominus Tilecastri" to the Templars at Mormant, with the consent of "uxore sua Margarita" by whom he had "unicum…nondum unius anni puorum Guillelmum"[1287].  "Guido dominus Tilicastri" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "Margareta uxor eius et Hugo filius eius", by charter dated 1186[1288]m GUY Seigneur de Tilchâtel, son of --- (-after 1186).  A charter dated 1179 confirms that "Guido dominus Tilecastri" confirmed the donation by "frater suus bone memorie Aimon dominus Tilecastri" to the Templars at Mormant, with the consent of "uxore sua Margarita" by whom he had "unicum…nondum unius anni puorum Guillelmum"[1289].  "Guido dominus Tilicastri" donated property to Saint-Etienne de Dijon, with the consent of "Margareta uxor eius et Hugo filius eius", by charter dated 1186[1290].

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Mont-Saint-Jean, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean & his wife Elisabeth de Vergy (-31 Mar 1223, bur Cîteaux).  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” settled disputes “de pasturis castellaniæ Vergiaci, de vineis Perret Abonet et...” with the Cistercians, with the consent of “dominus Hugo de Monte Sancti Iohannis pater eiusdem Stephanise...domina Isabel mater predicti Stephani et domina Gilla uxor eius...Guillelmus eiusdem Stephani frater”, by charter dated 1188 witnessed by “Huo dominus Vergiaci et Simon frater eius...[1291].  “Stephanus de Monte Sancti Iohannis” swore allegiance to “Odo Dux Burgundiæ dominus meus ligius”, in the war with “comite Cabilonensi et...Hugone de Vergeio, et dominus de Champlite”, adding that “Hugo de Vergeio dominus meus et consanguineus meus erat”, that they held “castello Vergeii” together, and that “alter dominorum de Champlite sororius meus erat”, and naming “...Willelmum dominum Anceii et Poncium fratres meos, Willelmum de Marrignei, Hugonem de Tricastello nepotes meos” among his guarantors[1292].  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis” donated property “in territorio de Tarnant” to Vergy Saint-Denis, with the consent of “Hugo pater meus et Elizabeth mater mea et fratres mei Guillelmus et Pontius”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Helisabeth soror mea...[1293]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  He claimed the seigneurie de Vergy from his consanguineus Hugues de Vergy in the court of the Duke of Burgundy at the end of the 12th century[1294].  "Guillelmus Montis Sancti Johannis" notified that "Bura uxor mea" had donated revenue from “terra...in finagio Turniaci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “Joberti filii eiusdem”, by charter dated to [Aug 1203/24 Mar 1204][1295].  “Willelmi domini Montis S. Iohannis” donated property “medietatem Waure S. Marcelli” to Cîteaux, with the consent of “Willelmi filii sui”, by charter dated 1209[1296]

m as her second husband, BURE dite Duchesse, widow of JOBERT Sire d’Ancy-le-Franc, daughter of --- (-[1226/Mar 1229]).  “Poncius filius domini Hugonis de Monte-Sancti-Johannis” renounced rights over Diges in favour of Auxerre Saint-Germain, with the support of “dominus Willelmus frater meus...et uxor mea...Heluis, dominaque Bureta, uxor domini Willelmi fratris mei”, by charter dated 1201[1297].  "Guillelmus Montis Sancti Johannis" notified that "Bura uxor mea" had donated revenue from “terra...in finagio Turniaci” to Pontigny, with the consent of “Joberti filii eiusdem”, by charter dated to [Aug 1203/24 Mar 1204][1298].  “Guillelmus Montis S. Iohannis dominus” confirmed the donation of annual revenue “de Poilliaco” to Pontigny abbey, made by “domina Dammeruns abava nostra et domina Bura mater nostra”, by charter dated Mar 1229[1299].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar 1229 under which [her sons] “Iobertus dominus Anceii Franci et Guillelmus Montis S. Iohannis dominus” confirmed the donation of annual revenue “de Poilliaco” to Pontigny abbey, made by “domina Dammeruns abava nostra et domina Bura mater nostra[1300]

Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1239).  “Willelmi domini Montis S. Iohannis” donated property “medietatem Waure S. Marcelli” to Cîteaux, with the consent of “Willelmi filii sui”, by charter dated 1209[1301]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  “Guillaume de Mont-Saint-Jean et sa femme Marie des Barres” granted freedoms to the inhabitants of Mont-Saint-Jean by charter dated 28 Aug 1222[1302].  “Iobertus dominus Anceii Franci et Guillelmus Montis S. Iohannis dominus” confirmed the donation of annual revenue “de Poilliaco” to Pontigny abbey, made by “domina Dammeruns abava nostra et domina Bura mater nostra”, by charter dated Mar 1229[1303]m (before 1223) MARIE des Barres Dame de la Ferté-Alais, daughter of GUILLAUME [III] de Barres & his wife ---.  “Guillaume de Mont-Saint-Jean et sa femme Marie des Barres” granted freedoms to the inhabitants of Mont-Saint-Jean by charter dated 28 Aug 1222[1304].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Sep 1259 under which her son “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis armiger filius quondam Guillelmi de Monte S. Iohannis” sold “castrum de Feritate Aalipdis cum tota castellania” inherited from “matris meæ, quam etiam avi mei Guillelmi de Barris”, to Louis IX King of France[1305].  Guillaume & his wife had five children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] de Mont-Saint-Jean (-[1256]).  His parentage is confirmed by the marriage contract between “Guillelmus dominus Montis Sancti Johannis...Guillelmo filio meo primogenito” and “dominum meum Hugonem ducem Burgundiæ...Margaretam filiam suam” dated [4] Jun 1239[1306]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  “Guillelmus Montis S. Iohannis dominus de Salmasia” donated “CC. libris pasturas meas de Fusse” to Pontigny abbey, in payment of a debt of “bonæ memoriæ Willelmi quondam domini Montis S. Johannis patris mei”, with the consent of “fratris mei Stephani”, by charter dated 1255[1307]m (1239 after 4 Jun) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy & his first wife Yolande de Dreux (-27 Aug 1277).  The marriage contract between “Guillelmus dominus Montis Sancti Johannis...Guillelmo filio meo primogenito” and “dominum meum Hugonem ducem Burgundiæ...Margaretam filiam suam” is dated [4] Jun 1239[1308].  Dame de Molinot, by grant of her father as dowry, in return for her first husband transferring his rights to Vergy to her father.  She married secondly (1258) as his second wife, Guy [VI] Vicomte de Limoges.  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Margarita filia Ducis Burgundiæ" as wife of "Guidonem Probem"[1309].  An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records that "Margarita filia ducis Burgundie et vicecomitissa Lemovicensis" subjugated the castle of Limoges in 1274[1310].  Her subjects at Molinot rebelled against her in 1265, her father helping her to crush the revolt[1311]A fragment written by Bernard Guidonis records that "domina Margarita vicecomitissa Lemovicensis, filia ducis Burgundiæ, relicta...domini Guidonis vicecomitis Lemovicensis" founded the monastery "locum Sancti Pardulphi in Petragoricensi diœcesi, in confinio Lemovicensi"[1312]An anonymous Chronicon of Saint-Marcial records the death "mense Augusti die Veneris pos festum beati Bartholomei" of "Margarita vicecomitissa Lemovicensis"[1313].  Guillaume & his first wife had one child: 

b)         ETIENNE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-1300).  “Guillelmus Montis S. Iohannis dominus de Salmasia” donated “CC. libris pasturas meas de Fusse” to Pontigny abbey, in payment of a debt of “bonæ memoriæ Willelmi quondam domini Montis S. Johannis patris mei”, with the consent of “fratris mei Stephani”, by charter dated 1255[1314]Seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean.  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis armiger filius quondam Guillelmi de Monte S. Iohannis” sold “castrum de Feritate Aalipdis cum tota castellania” inherited from “matris meæ, quam etiam avi mei Guillelmi de Barris”, to Louis IX King of France by charter dated Sep 1259[1315]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis dominus de Salmesia et Mathildis eius uxor” sold property to “Ioanni Sarraceno domini regis cumbellano et Agneti eius uxori” by charter dated Mar 1259 (O.S.)[1316]

-        SEIGNEURS de MONT-SAINT-JEAN[1317]

c)         PIERRE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after Jul 1255).  Seigneur de Salmaise.  “Pierre de Mont-Saint-Jean seigneur de Salmaise” declared that “Guillaume de Mont-Saint-Jean son père” had donated revenue to Cîteaux, confirmed after his death by “lui Pierre...avec Etienne, le seul de ses frères qui était resté”, by charter dated Jul 1255[1318]

d)         MARGUERITE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after Sep 1252).  “Guillaume seigneur de Mont-Saint-Jean” confirmed that “Alexandre de Montagu” had sworn homage for the dowry of “sa femme Marguerite de Mont-Saint-Jean [fille dudit Guillaume]”, clarifying that as he was himself held fiefs from “Eudes seigneur de Montagu père d’Alexandre” he would continue to be fiefholder “si le fief relevant d’Eudes revenait plus tard à Alexandre”, by charter dated Sep 1244[1319].  “Alexandre fils d’Eudes seigneur de Montagu du consentement de Marguerite sa femme” granted farm produce from land at Dracy to “Guillaume seigneur d’Esrées chevalier” by charter dated Sep 1252[1320]m ALEXANDRE de Montagu, son of EUDES Seigneur de Montagu & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay (-after Sep 1258). 

e)         AGNES de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after Oct 1262).  A charter dated 1260 records that “Stephanus de Monte S. Iohannis armiger” sold “castrum de Feritate Aelidis” to Louis IX King of France and that “dominus Ansellus de Trienello maritus sororis ipsius Stephani” bought the same castle from the king[1321]Ansiaus de Treignel sires de Visines connétables de Champeignes et...Agnes sa feme dame de Visinis” donated “notre bois de Nooriaus” to Vauluisant abbey by charter dated Oct 1262[1322]m (before 1260) as his second wife, ANSEAU [V] de Traînel Seigneur de Voussiennes, son of GARNIER [III] de Traînel Seigneur de Marigny & his wife Agnes de Mello (-after 1263). 

 

 

1.         JOBERT de Mont-Saint-Jean .  Seigneur d’Ancy-le-Franc.  m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  Jobert & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after May 1254).  Seigneur d’Ancy-le-Franc.  The testament of “Johannes miles dominus Anceii Franci”, dated May 1254, bequeathed property with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, chose his burial “ecclesie Beate Marie Quinciaci”, made bequests in compliance with the testament of “bone memorie Josberti quondam domini Anceii Franci patris mei[1323]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-after May 1254).  The testament of “Johannes miles dominus Anceii Franci”, dated May 1254, bequeathed property with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, chose his burial “ecclesie Beate Marie Quinciaci”, made bequests in compliance with the testament of “bone memorie Josberti quondam domini Anceii Franci patris mei[1324]

b)         MARGUERITE de Mont-Saint-Jean (-after 1269).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly (before May 1222) as his second wife, ERARD [I] de Villehardouin, son of GEOFFROY Sire de Villehardouin & his first wife --- de Villemaur (-1 Jul 1224).  m secondly RENAUD de Grancey Sire de Larrey, son of --- (-before 1272). 

 

 

 

K.      SEIGNEURS de NAVILLY, SEIGNEURS de NEUBLANS

 

 

1.         AMEDEE de Navilly .  Guillaume names “Amedée de Navilley chevalier” as the husband of Ermenburge de Salins but does not cite the corresponding primary source[1325]m ERMENBURGE de Salins, daughter of HUMBERT [II] Sire des Salins & his wife Ermenburge --- (-5 Apr, before 27 Dec 1087).  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Apr “E” of “Ermenburga soror H. Archiep.[1326].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 27 Dec 1087 under which [her son] “Guichardus eiusdem ecclesiæ canonicus et archidiaconus” donated property inherited from “matris meæ Ermenburgæ...avus meus genitor eius Humbertus...Salinis”, and which “frater meus Humbertus” later granted him, to Besançon Saint-Etienne, the same charter recording that later “Gualcherius avunculi eius Gualcherii filius”, anticipating his inheritance from the donor, claimed the property from the church but that “Gualcherius et filii mei Humbertus et Hugo” confirmed the donation[1327].  Amédée & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUMBERT de Navilly .  “Guichardus eiusdem ecclesiæ canonicus et archidiaconus” donated property inherited from “matris meæ Ermenburgæ...avus meus genitor eius Humbertus...Salinis”, and which “frater meus Humbertus” later granted him, to Besançon Saint-Etienne by charter dated 27 Dec 1087[1328]

b)         GUICHARD de Navilly (-6 Jan, 1088 or after).  Canon and archdeacon at Besançon Saint-Etienne.  “Guichardus eiusdem ecclesiæ canonicus et archidiaconus” donated property inherited from “matris meæ Ermenburgæ...avus meus genitor eius Humbertus...Salinis”, and which “frater meus Humbertus” later granted him, to Besançon Saint-Etienne by charter dated 27 Dec 1087[1329].  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death “VIII Id Jan” of “Wicardus archidiaconus nepos archiepiscopi Hugonis[1330]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE de Neublans (-after [1142/44]).  “Stephanus Nebulensis...et uxor sua Brunessenz” donated “in Navilliense territorio locum...Moncels...” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “filiis suis”, by charter dated to [1142/44][1331]m BRUNISENDE, daughter of --- (-after [1142/44]).  “Stephanus Nebulensis...et uxor sua Brunessenz” donated “in Navilliense territorio locum...Moncels...” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “filiis suis”, by charter dated to [1142/44][1332].  “Domina Brunissenz”, after the death of “mariti sui Stephani Nebulensis”, donated a mill to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Galterio domino Navillensi”, by charter dated to [1142/58][1333].  Etienne & his wife had children: 

a)         sons .  “Stephanus Nebulensis...et uxor sua Brunessenz” donated “in Navilliense territorio locum...Moncels...” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “filiis suis”, by charter dated to [1142/44][1334]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Neublans (-[1158])Seigneur de NavillyDomina Brunissenz”, after the death of “mariti sui Stephani Nebulensis”, donated a mill to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Galterio domino Navillensi”, by charter dated to [1142/58][1335].  This charter suggests that Gauthier was the son of Etienne de Neublans who is named above.  The primary source which confirms that this hypothesis is correct has not been identified.  “Galterius Navillensis castri dominus”, on his deathbed, donated “cundaminam en la Linnai inter Sablonam et fluvium de Du...” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxore sua ---”, by charter dated to [before 1158][1336]m MATHILDE de la Ferté, daughter of GOSBERT [II] Rufus de Châtillon & his wife Lucie de Beaune (-after 1145).  "Josbertus vicecomes" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "uxoris sua Geltrudis…soror ipsius Mahauz eiusque filie Margarita et Alais…Odo que campaniensis eiusque uxor Sibilla", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[1337].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "Odo Campaniensis…Sibilla et uxor Odonis neptis Joberti…Guido de Vergeio et uxor eius Aalez neptis Joberti…uxor Hugonis de Paluel neptis Josberti…Theobaldus de Rocha et Margareta uxor eius neptis Josberti" (witnessed by "Mathildis, Margarete matre soror Josberti")[1338].  Gauthier & his wife had three children: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Navilly (-after 1171).  "Josbertus vicecomes" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "uxoris sua Geltrudis…soror ipsius Mahauz eiusque filie Margarita et Alais…Odo que campaniensis eiusque uxor Sibilla", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[1339].  “Hugo de Paluhel et...Theobaldus de Rocha” donated “villam Chiliaci” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxoribus nostris Andrea...et Margarita filiabus Gualterii domini castri Navilliaci...Hugo de Neblens et Symon de Chalcins frater eius”, by charter dated to [1158/59][1340].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "…Guido de Vergeio et uxor eius Aalez neptis Joberti…uxor Hugonis de Paluel neptis Josberti…Theobaldus de Rocha et Margareta uxor eius neptis Josberti" (witnessed by "Mathildis, Margarete matre soror Josberti")[1341].  "Margarita filia Galterii de Navillei" confirmed donations to la Ferté-sur-Grosne after the death of "mariti mei Teobaldi de Rocha" by charter dated 1166, which also records donations by "soror mea Andrea et maritus eius Hugo de Palluelo"[1342].  “Garoldus miles de Frontanai” donated property “in territoriis de Chillei et de Amestei et de Clus et de Vigouz” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, in the presence of “Huonis patrui ducis, qui duxerat in conjugio filiam Valterii domini castri Navilliaci”, by charter dated to [1166/69], witnessed by “Huo patruus ducis, Stephanus de Neblas dominus castri eiusdem, Vido dominus castri Virduni...[1343]m firstly THIBAUT de la Roche, son of --- (-[1165/66]).  m secondly ([1166/71]) as his second wife, HUGUES "le Roux" de Bourgogne Seigneur du Châtelet de Chalon et de Meursault, son of HUGUES II "Borel/le Pacifique" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne ([1122]-23 Apr 1171). 

b)         ALIX (-after 1179).  "Josbertus vicecomes" donated property to Auberive, with the consent of "uxoris sua Geltrudis…soror ipsius Mahauz eiusque filie Margarita et Alais…Odo que campaniensis eiusque uxor Sibilla", by undated charter, dated to before 1145, witnessed by "Hugo de Bellomonte, frater predicte Gertrudis…"[1344].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "…Guido de Vergeio et uxor eius Aalez neptis Joberti…uxor Hugonis de Paluel neptis Josberti…Theobaldus de Rocha et Margareta uxor eius neptis Josberti" (witnessed by "Mathildis, Margarete matre soror Josberti")[1345].  "Guido Vergiaci dominus" confirmed the donation by "domnus Erveius de Vergiaco" to Cîteaux with the consent of "uxor mea Adelaidis et filii mei Hugo et Symon" by charter dated 1169[1346]m GUY Seigneur de Vergy, son of SIMON Seigneur de Vergy & his wife --- (-Acre 24 Feb or 4 Apr 1191). 

c)         ANDREA de Navilly .  “Hugo de Paluhel et...Theobaldus de Rocha” donated “villam Chiliaci” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxoribus nostris Andrea...et Margarita filiabus Gualterii domini castri Navilliaci...Hugo de Neblens et Symon de Chalcins frater eius”, by charter dated to [1158/59][1347].  A charter dated 1164 records various donations to Clairvaux, including donations by "Jobertus de Firmitate", with the consent of "uxore sua Gertrude", and by "Mathildis soror eisdem Josberti", with the consent of "…Guido de Vergeio et uxor eius Aalez neptis Joberti…uxor Hugonis de Paluel neptis Josberti…Theobaldus de Rocha et Margareta uxor eius neptis Josberti" (witnessed by "Mathildis, Margarete matre soror Josberti")[1348].  "Margarita filia Galterii de Navillei" confirmed donations to la Ferté-sur-Grosne after the death of "mariti mei Teobaldi de Rocha" by charter dated 1166, which also records donations by "soror mea Andrea et maritus eius Hugo de Palluelo"[1349]m HUGUES de Paluel, son of ---.

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HUGUES de Neublans (-after [1158/59]).  The name of his son suggests that Hugues was the son of Etienne de Navilly who is named above.  Seigneur de Neublans.  “Guido de Nores et Bartholomeus et Garnerius filii eius” donated “territorium de Clus” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Hugone Nebulensis castro domino...uxore sua et filiis suis Stephano et Philippo, Gaulterio”, by charter dated to [1158][1350].  “Hugo de Paluhel et...Theobaldus de Rocha” donated “villam Chiliaci” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxoribus nostris Andrea...et Margarita filiabus Gualterii domini castri Navilliaci...Hugo de Neblens et Symon de Chalcins frater eius”, by charter dated to [1158/59][1351]m --- (-after [1158]).  “Guido de Nores et Bartholomeus et Garnerius filii eius” donated “territorium de Clus” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Hugone Nebulensis castro domino...uxore sua et filiis suis Stephano et Philippo, Gaulterio”, by charter dated to [1158][1352].  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

a)         ETIENNE de Neublans .  “Guido de Nores et Bartholomeus et Garnerius filii eius” donated “territorium de Clus” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Hugone Nebulensis castro domino...uxore sua et filiis suis Stephano et Philippo, Gaulterio”, by charter dated to [1158][1353].  “Garoldus miles de Frontanai” donated property “in territoriis de Chillei et de Amestei et de Clus et de Vigouz” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, in the presence of “Huonis patrui ducis, qui duxerat in conjugio filiam Valterii domini castri Navilliaci”, by charter dated to [1166/69], witnessed by “Huo patruus ducis, Stephanus de Neblas dominus castri eiusdem, Vido dominus castri Virduni...[1354]

b)         PHILIPPE de Neublans .  “Guido de Nores et Bartholomeus et Garnerius filii eius” donated “territorium de Clus” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Hugone Nebulensis castro domino...uxore sua et filiis suis Stephano et Philippo, Gaulterio”, by charter dated to [1158][1355]

c)         GAUTHIER de Neublans .  “Guido de Nores et Bartholomeus et Garnerius filii eius” donated “territorium de Clus” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “Hugone Nebulensis castro domino...uxore sua et filiis suis Stephano et Philippo, Gaulterio”, by charter dated to [1158][1356]

2.         SIMON de Chalcins (-after [1158/59]).  “Hugo de Paluhel et...Theobaldus de Rocha” donated “villam Chiliaci” to La Ferté-sur-Grosne, with the consent of “uxoribus nostris Andrea...et Margarita filiabus Gualterii domini castri Navilliaci...Hugo de Neblens et Symon de Chalcins frater eius”, by charter dated to [1158/59][1357]

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Neublans (-after 1253).  Seigneur de Neublans.  “Hugues sire de Neublans...Estevenot de Neublans son fils et...Marguerite sa femme” pledged “la moitié de la châtellenie de Glenne” to “Jean seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois” by charter dated 1253[1358]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1253).  “Hugues sire de Neublans...Estevenot de Neublans son fils et...Marguerite sa femme” pledged “la moitié de la châtellenie de Glenne” to “Jean seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois” by charter dated 1253[1359].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         ETIENNE de Neublans .  “Hugues sire de Neublans...Estevenot de Neublans son fils et...Marguerite sa femme” pledged “la moitié de la châtellenie de Glenne” to “Jean seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois” by charter dated 1253[1360]

 

 

 

L.      SEIGNEURS de POUILLY-sur-SAÔNE

 

 

Pouilly-sur-Saône is located south of Dijon, in medieval times within the jurisdiction of the duchy of Burgundy.  The parents of the [four] siblings listed below have not been identified.  One of these parents (presumably their mother as no reference to any earlier member of the Pouilly family has yet been found) was well-connected with contemporary medieval families: primary sources (listed below) link Henri de Pouilly-sur-Saône to Henry I King of England, Guillaume IX Duke of Aquitaine and (possibly) Urraca Queen of Castile.  The connection with Duke Guillaume IX was presumably through Guillaume’s mother, Audearde [Hildegarde] de Bourgogne [Duchy], which fits well with the Burgundian origin of the Pouilly family.  Queen Urraca was also connected with Burgundy through her mother, Constance de Bourgogne.  The precise nature of these family connections has not been ascertained.  Although the brother named Henri is recorded as having made donations of property jointly with the seigneurs de Vergy, it is suggested that he was not a direct descendant of that family: another source (quoted below) indicates that he had been granted the property in question by his brother Hugues, whose wife was the daughter of Savaric Seigneur de Vergy.  No reference has been found to the Pouilly family after the death of Gérard Seigneur de Pouilly, dated to the early 1140s.  It is probable that he died without direct heirs and that Pouilly was inherited by his sister Aiglantine and her descendants.  Secondary sources indicate that “Alix de Faucogney, dame de Pouilly-sur-Saône”, daughter of Aymon [IV] Seigneur de Faucogney et de Villersexel and his wife Elisabeth de Mailly, married Hugues de Vienne [Antigny] Seigneur de Pagny (who died after Jul 1269, see elsewhere in the present document).  The path by which the seigneurie de Pouilly-sur-Saône later passed to the Faucogney family (by inheritance or sale) has not been traced. 

 

 

[Four] siblings: 

1.         HUGUES (-before [1133])Seigneur de Pouilly-sur-SaôneG[u]ido comes de Sals, Savarinus de Virziaco, Hugo de Puili” witnessed the charter dated 25 Dec [1098] under which Eudes I Duke of Burgundy donated “vineam...apud castrum Mursaltum” to Cîteaux[1361].  “Haynricus Angeliacensis” donated “terram super fluvium Segunnam in Bisuntino territorio sitam...Tentenens”, given to him by “fratre meo Hugone filioque eius Gerardo”, to Cîteaux, with the consent of “frater Girardus nepos illius abbatis”, by charter dated “V Id Jul” (no year)[1362].  A bull of Pope Alexander III dated 2 Feb 1164 records that “Henrici abbatis de sancto Johanne de Angelis...Symonis et Hervei dominorum de Vergiaco et Hugonis de Soliaco” donated “grangiam de Thantheneis” to Cîteaux[1363]m AIGLANTINE de Vergy, daughter of SAVARIC Seigneur de Vergy & his wife Elisabeth Dame de Vergy.  "Severicus de Verziaco dominus Cabilonensis comes et uxor eius Elisabeth, et Symon filius suus et filia Ayglentina [domina] de Puliaco" sold "villam…Franceis" [Francxault] to Dijon Saint-Etienne by undated charter[1364].  This source does not name her husband.  However, the fact that Hugues’s daughter was also named Aiglantine (see below) strongly suggests that Hugues was her husband.  Hugues & his wife had two children: 

a)         GERARD (-[1136/43]).  “Haynricus Angeliacensis” donated “terram super fluvium Segunnam in Bisuntino territorio sitam...Tentenens”, given to him by “fratre meo Hugone filioque eius Gerardo”, to Cîteaux, with the consent of “frater Girardus nepos illius abbatis”, by charter dated “V Id Jul” (no year)[1365]Seigneur de Pouilly-sur-SaôneSimone de Vergiaco, Giraldo de Pulliaco...Johanne de Pulliaco...” witnessed the charter dated to [1133] under which “Guido de Chalgi...” donated property “in...territorio Tuntaneis” to Cîteaux[1366].  “Girardus de Pulliaco”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated his part of “terram...Curvatas”, held jointly with “domno Willermo de Marriniaco et Fulcone de Malliaco”, to Cîteaux by charter dated to [1135] which notes that “pater eiusdem Girardi” had donated his share “in terra de Tonteneis” to Cîteaux before leaving for Jerusalem, witnessed by “dominus Herveius de Verziaco...[1367].  “Giraldo domno [de] Pulleio...” witnessed the charter dated to [1136 or soon after] under which the abbot of Cîteaux confirmed the donation made by the monks of Losne[1368].  “Girardus de Pulliaco” donated “pratum...de Panniaco” to Cîteaux by charter dated to [1136/55][1369].  A charter dated to [1136/55] records a dispute between Cîteaux and “domnum Girardum de Pulliaco” concerning “terram de Tonteneis”, donated by “pater eiusdem Girardi”, witnessed by “dominus Herveius de Verziaco...[1370].  A charter dated to [1143/50] records that, after the death of “sepedicto...Girardo in ipso itinere”, “domnus Willermus tunc ducis cunestabulus” disputed the division of lands made by “domnus Girardus[1371]

b)         AIGLANTINE (-after 1145).  “Bosonem de Crusillis...cum uxore sua [...E[glantina]] sorore Girardi de Pulliaco”, with the consent of “duabus filiabus suis”, donated property “in terra Lastricii” to Cîteaux by charter dated 1145 or after, witnessed by “Willermus de Montefalconis maritus unius supradictarum filiarum...[1372]m BOSON de Croisilles, son of --- (-after 1145).  Boson & his wife had two children: 

i)          daughter .  “Bosonem de Crusillis...cum uxore sua [...E[glantina]] sorore Girardi de Pulliaco”, with the consent of “duabus filiabus suis”, donated property “in terra Lastricii” to Cîteaux by charter dated 1145 or after, witnessed by “Willermus de Montefalconis maritus unius supradictarum filiarum...[1373]m (before 1145) GUILLAUME de Montfaucon, son of --- (-after 1145).  Guillaume de Montfaucon has not yet been identified. 

ii)         daughter .  “Bosonem de Crusillis...cum uxore sua [...E[glantina]] sorore Girardi de Pulliaco”, with the consent of “duabus filiabus suis”, donated property “in terra Lastricii” to Cîteaux by charter dated 1145 or after, witnessed by “Willermus de Montefalconis maritus unius supradictarum filiarum...[1374]

2.         HENRI ([before 1070]-Saint-Jean d’Angély 1131).  His relationship to the Aquitaine/Poitou family is indicated by Gallia Christiana which, when recording his full career, refers to him as “regis Angliæ necnon et comitis Aquitanie cognatus Heinricus [1375].  Orderic Vitalis, quoted below, records Henri’s relationship with Henry I King of England but does not refer to any relationship with the dukes of Aquitaine.  The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, quoted below, records his relationship to the Poitou family but only in general terms.  His precise relationship with King Henry I, and precise connection with the Poitou family, have not been ascertained.  His date of birth has been estimated to before 1070, assuming that he was at least of adolescent years when first appointed bishop.  Bishop of Soissons before 1086.  Gallia Christiana records that Henri was appointed as bishop of Soissons by Philippe I King of France, was dismissed by the Pope, but later confirmed (undated but the same source states that, as bishop, he subscribed a charter dated 1086 under which “Raynaldo metropolitano” donated property to “Agneti Aveniaci abbatissæ…altari S. Hilarii de Marolio”)[1376]"Manasses de Basilica" donated “monasterium sancti Theobaldi...juxta...castrum Basilicas” to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domno Rainaldo tunc temporis Remensi archiepiscopo et auctore D. Hilgaudo Suessionensium episcopo”, in the presence of “domni Hainrici tunc temporis Suessorum episcopi”, by undated charter[1377]Gallia Christiana states that Henri became a monk at Cluny, dated to before 1093 when “Heinricus olim Suessionensis episcopus, tunc Cluniacensis monachus” subscribed a charter of “Hugonis toparchæ Luperciaci in pago Nivernensi” (no citation reference), that later he became (in turn) “prior Cluniacensis…[prior] Silvianacensis, abbas S. Johannis Angeriacensis”, was thereafter "archiepiscopus Bizuntinus" for three days and "episcopus Xantonensis" for eight days, and that finally he was appointed abbot of Peterborough, from where he was expelled after five years and returned to Saint-Jean d’Angély where he died in 1131[1378].  Abbot of Saint-Jean d’Angély: a charter dated 1104 records that, after the death of "domni Ansculphi abbatis" disputes arose between "Cluniacenses et Angeliacenses monachos" relating to the election of the new abbot, that "dominum Aenricum religione et nobilitate insignitum" was eventually elected in the presence of "[Vuillelmus dux Aquitaniæ]…comes Pictavensis…et Hugone fratre comitis…" but that serious disputes persisted ("gravia…scandalia pro hoc causa apud illas tunc temporis extiterant") and that it was agreed that after abbot Henri died they would elect their own abbot[1379]Henri visited Santiago de Compostela in 1121.  The Historia Compostellana records the renewal of an agreement between “Compostellanæ sedis archiepiscopum” and “reginam U.” [Queen Urraca], dated to 1121, witnessed by “En. Angliacensem abbatem ipsius regine contribulem et S. Cluniacensiem camerarium”, an earlier passage confirming the identity of these two individuals “Henrico abbati S. Joannis de Angliaco et Stephano Cluniacensi camerario[1380].  The word “contribulem”, presumably the accusative case of the noun “contribulis”, could indicate that Henri and Queen Urraca were related in some way (literally “from the same tribe”).  This is the first example of use of this word which has been identified, although the use of relationship terms which are unusual in sources in other western European areas is a feature of Spanish sources.  Another possibility is that the word indicated a common connection on a broader, maybe ecclesiastical, level.  If the term does indicate a family relationship, this would presumably have been through the queen’s mother, Constance de Bourgogne, but the use of this word instead of more usual expressions such as “consanguineus” suggests that the connection may have been remote and maybe not even by blood.  Abbot of Peterborough [1127]: Orderic Vitalis records that, after the death of "Johannes Sagiensis monachus" abbot of Peterborough, the king appointed "Henrico, cognato suo…Sancti Johannis Baptistæ Angeliaci abbas" as abbot but that he was expelled by the monks and by "Guillelmo Pictavensi duce"[1381].  The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that King Henry I in 1127 "gave the abbacy of Peterborough to an abbot named Henry of Poitou [...a relation of the king of England and of the count of Poitou...a broken-down old man] who already held the abbacy of St Jean d’Angély", adding that “as a secular clerk he had been bishop of Soissons, afterwards he became a monk of Cluny and later became prior in the same monastery, and then prior of Savigny-le-Vieux...afterwards by great intrigue he managed to get possession of the archbishopric of Besançon, but only for three days...thereupon he got possession of the bishopric of Saintes...and held it for almost a week[1382].  He later retired to Saint-Jean d'Angély[1383].  “Haynricus Angeliacensis” donated “terram super fluvium Segunnam in Bisuntino territorio sitam...Tentenens”, given to him by “fratre meo Hugone filioque eius Gerardo”, to Cîteaux, with the consent of “frater Girardus nepos illius abbatis”, by charter dated “V Id Jul” (no year)[1384].  A bull of Pope Alexander III dated 2 Feb 1164 records that “Henrici abbatis de sancto Johanne de Angelis...Symonis et Hervei dominorum de Vergiaco et Hugonis de Soliaco” donated “grangiam de Thantheneis” to Cîteaux[1385]

3.         --- .  His or her parentage is confirmed by the charter quoted below.  m ---.  One child: 

a)         GERARD .  Monk.  “Haynricus Angeliacensis” donated “terram super fluvium Segunnam in Bisuntino territorio sitam...Tentenens”, given to him by “fratre meo Hugone filioque eius Gerardo”, to Cîteaux, with the consent of “frater Girardus nepos illius abbatis”, by charter dated “V Id Jul” (no year)[1386]

4.         [ROGER (-[before 1100]).  Abbé of Saint-Jean des Vignes de Soissons [1090].  Gallia Christiana names “Rogerus germanus Henrici Suessionensis episcopi” as second abbot, stating that he issued a confirmation charter 1088 and obtained a bull from Pope Urban II dated “III Id Jan” 1089, and names his successor as abbot in a charter dated 1100[1387].  It is not known whether this indicates that Roger had died or whether he had resigned as abbot for another ecclesiastical appointment.  Louen, in his history of the abbey of Saint-Jean des Vignes, records that “Henry...évêque de Soissons, frère de notre abbé Roger” founded a prebend in Soissons cathedral and donated it to the abbey but he does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[1388].  The primary source which confirms his relationship with Henri Bishop of Soissons has not yet been identified.] 

 

 

 

M.     SEIGNEURS de SALMAISE

 

 

[Four] brothers & sisters, whose parents are not known: 

1.         HUMBERT de Salmaise (-after 1030).  Seigneur de Salmaise.  "Humbertus...dominus castri...Sarmacia" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie sitam in ipse castro” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, and donated “duas ecclesias, unam in villa Buxo...alteram in villa Nermedis” to the church, by charter dated 1013[1389].  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed, in different groups, by "Vualonis quondam comitis et uxoris eius Judith et filiorum eius Aymonis atque Hugonis, Vualterii fratris eius", by "Vuarnerii et uxoris eius Istiburgis et filiarum eius Anne et Addile", and by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[1390].  "Domni Humberti de Sarmasia, Ermentrudis uxoris eius, Hileranni filii eius, Tetbaldi similiter filii eius" subscribed a charter dated 25 or 29 Dec 1023 under which "Jocelmus et Vuido" exchanged property with the monks of Salmaise[1391].  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030 subscribed by "uxoris eius Ermentrudis et filiorum eorum Hilenandi, Tetbaldi, Aymonis, Arlei, Wilelmi et filia Vuindenode"[1392]m ERMENTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[1393].  "Domni Humberti de Sarmasia, Ermentrudis uxoris eius, Hileranni filii eius, Tetbaldi similiter filii eius" subscribed a charter dated 25 or 29 Dec 1023 under which "Jocelmus et Vuido" exchanged property with the monks of Salmaise[1394].  Humbert & his wife had six children: 

a)         HILERAN (-after 25 Dec 1023).  "Domni Humberti de Sarmasia, Ermentrudis uxoris eius, Hileranni filii eius, Tetbaldi similiter filii eius" subscribed a charter dated 25 or 29 Dec 1023 under which "Jocelmus et Vuido" exchanged property with the monks of Salmaise[1395]

b)         THIBAUT (-after 25 Dec 1023).  "Domni Humberti de Sarmasia, Ermentrudis uxoris eius, Hileranni filii eius, Tetbaldi similiter filii eius" subscribed a charter dated 25 or 29 Dec 1023 under which "Jocelmus et Vuido" exchanged property with the monks of Salmaise[1396]

c)         AIMON (-after 1030).  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030 subscribed by "uxoris eius Ermentrudis et filiorum eorum Hilenandi, Tetbaldi, Aymonis, Arlei, Wilelmi et filia Vuindenode"[1397]

d)         ARLEUS (-after 1030).  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030 subscribed by "uxoris eius Ermentrudis et filiorum eorum Hilenandi, Tetbaldi, Aymonis, Arlei, Wilelmi et filia Vuindenode"[1398]

e)         GUILLAUME (-after 1030).  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030 subscribed by "uxoris eius Ermentrudis et filiorum eorum Hilenandi, Tetbaldi, Aymonis, Arlei, Wilelmi et filia Vuindenode"[1399]

f)          WINDEMODE (-after 1030).  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030 subscribed by "uxoris eius Ermentrudis et filiorum eorum Hilenandi, Tetbaldi, Aymonis, Arlei, Wilelmi et filia Vuindenode"[1400]

2.         GERARD (-killed 1030 or before).  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[1401].  "Miles Humbertus" donated property "ante portas castri…Sarmasie" to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon for the repose of the soul of "fratris sui nomine Giradi clerici…interfecti" by charter dated 1030[1402]

3.         BERTRADE (-after 1020).  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[1403]

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

a)         THIBAUT (-after 1020).  "Walo vocatus comes et fratre meus Walterius et Warnerius Sembernonis atque Humbertus advocatus seu frater eius Girardus" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1020 signed by "Humberti advocati et uxoris eius Ermentrude et filii eius Hileranni, Girardi fratris eius, Bertrade sororis eius, Tetbaldi nepotis eius"[1404]

 

 

1.         MILON (-after [1120/23]).  Seigneur de Salmaise.  "Milo dominus Sarmatiensis et uxor eius Margarita" confirmed donations to Saint-Bénigne by his ancestors, with the consent of "filio suo Pontio", by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[1405].  “Milo dominus de Sarmatia” settled a dispute with Saint-Bénigne de Dijon concerning four serfs by charter dated to [1113/19], subscribed by “uxoris mee Margarite et filii Pontii et filie Jordane...[1406].  “Milo dominus Sarmatiæ”, on his deathbed, donated “molendinum...subtus ipsum castellum” and one serf to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris ipsius Milonis et filius ejus Pontius”, by charter dated to [1120/23][1407]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  "Milo dominus Sarmatiensis et uxor eius Margarita" confirmed donations to Saint-Bénigne by his ancestors, with the consent of "filio suo Pontio", by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[1408].  “Milo dominus de Sarmatia” settled a dispute with Saint-Bénigne de Dijon concerning four serfs by charter dated to [1113/19], subscribed by “uxoris mee Margarite et filii Pontii et filie Jordane...[1409].  “Milo dominus Sarmatiæ”, on his deathbed, donated “molendinum...subtus ipsum castellum” and one serf to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris ipsius Milonis et filius ejus Pontius”, by charter dated to [1120/23][1410].  Milon & his wife had two children: 

a)         PONS .  "Milo dominus Sarmatiensis et uxor eius Margarita" confirmed donations to Saint-Bénigne by his ancestors, with the consent of "filio suo Pontio", by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[1411].  “Milo dominus de Sarmatia” settled a dispute with Saint-Bénigne de Dijon concerning four serfs by charter dated to [1113/19], subscribed by “uxoris mee Margarite et filii Pontii et filie Jordane...[1412].  “Milo dominus Sarmatiæ”, on his deathbed, donated “molendinum...subtus ipsum castellum” and one serf to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris ipsius Milonis et filius ejus Pontius”, by charter dated to [1120/23][1413]

b)         JORDANE .  “Milo dominus de Sarmatia” settled a dispute with Saint-Bénigne de Dijon concerning four serfs by charter dated to [1113/19], subscribed by “uxoris mee Margarite et filii Pontii et filie Jordane...[1414]

 

 

1.         WALON de Salmaise (-after 1101).  "...Walonis de Sarmatia..." subscribed the charter dated Spring 1101 under which Eudes I Duke of Burgundy renounced rights in favour of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[1415]

 

 

 

N.      COMTES (SEIGNEURS) de SAULX

 

 

Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Sala...”, by bull dated [1105][1416]

 

 

1.         GUY [I] (-after 1057).  Comte de Saulx.  “...Widonis comitis Salcinimontis...” subscribed the charter dated 2 Feb 1053 under which Robertus dux et duo filii mei Hugo et Henricus” renounced rights to revenue from land “in Gilliaco” in favour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés[1417].   A charter dated 1057 records that "domno Guidone comite de castro Salicum" quarrelled with Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[1418]

 

2.         GUY [II] de Saulx (-before 1110)Comte de SaulxWido comes de Salcio” donated “locum...Cavannic...Goies” to Conques Sainte-Foy by charter dated Jul 1086[1419].  "Guido comes de Sals" and "Wido de Sals" witnessed two charters at Cîteaux dated [1100] and [1110][1420].  He established secular canons in the church of Saulx in the 1120s[1421]m LETGARDIS, daughter of ---.  “Ligiardis comitissa...cum filio meo Eblone” confirmed the donation of “alodium...Cavanicus” made to Conques Sainte-Foy by “mariti mei domini Widonis comitis de Salcio” by charter dated Jul 1086[1422].  Bouchard suggests that she was the daughter of Godefroi [IV] de Rumigny & his wife Hedwige de Roucy[1423], citing the Genealogiæ Fusniacenses.  However, the latter refers to the three daughters of "Condefrido de Ruminiaco" and his wife Hedwige, specifying that one (unnamed, mentioned third) married "domino de Granci" by whom she had "Ebalum eiusdem loci dominum"[1424].  The chart in Europäische Stammtafeln[1425] which sets out the family of Grancey shows no connection with the family of the Comtes de Saulx, the confusion no doubt arising from both parents having a son named Ebles.  A more likely possibility is that Regine was closely related to the Grancey family, as indicated by the joint donation to Auberive made by her son and by Renaud Seigneur de Grancey (see below).  Guy [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         EBLES de Saulx (-1135 or after).  Comte de Saulx.  “Ligiardis comitissa...cum filio meo Eblone” confirmed the donation of “alodium...Cavanicus” made to Conques Sainte-Foy by “mariti mei domini Widonis comitis de Salcio” by charter dated Jul 1086[1426].  “Rainaldus de Grancé” donated property “in finagio Corilimontis” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete”, and “Evilo comes de Saulz laudantibus fratre suo Willermo et filio Guidone”, by undated charter [dated to the early 12th century][1427].  “Evilo comes de Saulz” donated property to Auberive abbey, with the support of “uxore sua Regina et filiis suis Guidone et Girardo et Willelmo fratre eius”, by charter dated 1135[1428].  "Ebolus comes de Salciaco cum uxore mea Regina et filio suo Vuidone et fratre suo Willermo" donated pasturage rights to Dijon Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1135][1429]m REGINE, daughter of --- (-after [1135]).  “Rainaldus de Grancé” donated property “in finagio Corilimontis” to Auberive abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete”, and “Evilo comes de Saulz laudantibus fratre suo Willermo et filio Guidone”, by undated charter [dated to the early 12th century][1430].  “Evilo comes de Saulz” donated property to Auberive abbey, with the support of “uxore sua Regina et filiis suis Guidone et Girardo et Willelmo fratre eius”, by charter dated 1135[1431].  "Ebolus comes de Salciaco cum uxore mea Regina et filio suo Vuidone et fratre suo Willermo" donated pasturage rights to Dijon Saint-Etienne by charter dated to [1135][1432].  A charter dated to [1145] records an agreement between the canons of Saint-Etienne de Dijon and "comitem Salcensem" relating to rights in Ahuy, with the consent of "Regina comitissa et filii eius Girardus, Ebolus, Guillermus…Villermo fratre comitis"[1433].  Ebles & his wife had six children: 

i)          GUY [III] de Saulx (-1182 or before).  “Evilo comes de Saulz” donated