BURGUNDY KINGDOM NOBILITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE. 6

A.         COMTES de BOURGOGNE 1026-1200 (IVREA) 6

B.         COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1184-1200 (HOHENSTAUFEN) 20

C.        COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1211-1248 (ANDECHS-MERANO) 22

D.        COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1279-1330 (IVREA) 26

E.         SIRES d'ARLAY.. 33

F.         SEIGNEURS de CICON.. 37

G.        SEIGNEURS de CUISEAUX.. 39

H.        SEIGNEURS de FAUCOGNEY, VICOMTES de VESOUL. 41

I.      SEIGNEURS de la ROCHE-sur-l'OGNON.. 43

J.         SEIGNEURS de ROUGEMONT. 45

K.         SIRES de SALINS (MÂCON) 47

L.         SIRES de SALINS (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 54

M.        SEIGNEURS de TRAVES.. 57

Chapter 2.                COMTES de BELLEY. 59

Chapter 3.                COMTES de FOREZ et de LYON. 69

A.         COMTES de FOREZ, [COMTES de LYON] 69

B.         COMTES de LYON et de FOREZ (COMTES d'ALBON) 80

C.        VICOMTES de LYON.. 103

D.        SEIGNEURS de MONTLUEL. 106

E.         SIRES de THOIRE et VILLARS.. 109

F.         SIRES de VILLARS.. 113

Chapter 4.                COMTES de GENEVE. 114

A.         COMTES de GENEVE.. 114

B.         COMTES des EQUESTRES.. 142

C.        SEIGNEURS de FAUCIGNY.. 149

D.        SEIGNEURS de GEX (GENEVE) 159

E.         SEIGNEURS de GEX (JOINVILLE) 162

F.         SEIGNEURS de LUCINGE.. 165

Chapter 5.                COMTES de GRUYERE. 170

A.         COMTES de GRUYERE.. 170

B.         SEIGNEURS de GLANE.. 200

C.        SEIGNEURS de MONTSALVAN.. 204

Chapter 6.                   COMTES de MONTBELIARD [GRAFEN von MÖMatthew ParisELGARD] 206

A.         COMTES de MONTBELIARD.. 207

B.         COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON) 209

C.        COMTES de MONTBELIARD (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE) 220

D.        COMTES de MONTBELIARD (MONTFAUCON) 221

E.         SEIGNEURS d’AUXELLES.. 223

F.         SEIGNEURS de BELMONT. 225

G.        SEIGNEURS de MONTFAUCON.. 226

H.        SEIGNEURS de NEUCHÂTEL [en Bourgogne] 229

H.        COMTES de la ROCHE en MONTAGNE.. 231

Chapter 7.                SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL. 233

A.         SEIGNEURS et COMTES de NEUCHÂTEL. 233

B.         COMTES [de NEUCHÂTEL] SEIGNEURS de NIDAU.. 258

C.        GRAFEN von STRASSBERG.. 261

D.        SEIGNEURS d’ARBERG et de VALANGIN.. 262

Chapter 8.                VAUD and VALAIS. 267

A.         COMTES de VAUD.. 267

B.         BARONS de VAUD.. 268

C.        SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE.. 276

D.        SEIGNEURS d’AUBONNE (ALAMANDI) 289

E.         SIRES de GRANDSON.. 292

F.         COMTES de GRANGES.. 302

G.        SEIGNEURS de MONT. 306

H.        SIRES de la TOUR.. 315

Chapter 9.                VIENNOIS. 325

A.         COMTES de VIENNE.. 325

B.         COMTES d'ALBON.. 331

C.        COMTES d’ALBON, DAUPHINS (BOURGOGNE [CAPET]) 349

D.        DAUPHINS de VIENNOIS (LA TOUR-du-PIN) 355

E.         SEIGNEURS de BRIANÇON (AIGUEBLANCHE), VICOMTES de TARANTASIA.. 365

F.         SEIGNEURS de CLERIEUX.. 371

G.        SIRES de COLIGNY.. 378

H.        SEIGNEURS de ROUSSILLON.. 381

I.      SIRES de la TOUR-du-PIN.. 396

J.         VICOMTES de VIENNE.. 403

Chapter 10.              OTHER NOBILITY in the KINGDOM of BURGUNDY. 409

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The kingdom of Burgundy covered the area south of the duchy of Upper Lotharingia, west of the duchy of Swabia and the Alps, and east of the duchy of Burgundy.  It stretched southwards to the Mediterranean, where it included the county and marquisate of Provence.  The Burgundian kingdom lay east of the demarcation line between the kingdom of the West Franks and the kingdom of Lotharingia, set under the 843 Treaty of Verdun, and so fell under imperial jurisdiction after the disintegration of Lotharingia.  Imperial control was reinforced after the death of King Rudolf III in 1032, when the kingdom of Burgundy passed to the kings of Germany, although it remained outside the territory of the Holy Roman Empire.  This transfer of suzerainty to Germany, whose kings had always experienced difficulties in imposing centralised administration over their already extensive and diverse territories, presented the local Burgundian nobility with an opportunity to consolidate its power. 

 

The kingdom of Burgundy splintered, broadly into four main areas each of which followed its separate course of development.  In the south, the county and marquisate of Provence renounced its allegiance to the empire in 1081, which in the long-term facilitated its eventual incorporation into the French kingdom.  In the western part of the central area, the counties of Lyon and Forez, and the Dauphinois, were also eventually incorporated into the kingdom of France.  To the east, Geneva, Faucigny and Maurienne were incorporated into the territories of the counts of Savoy, which also covered large parts of northern Italy.  In the north, the county of Burgundy evolved some time during the 11th century as the rump of the old kingdom. 

 

The evolution of the counties in the kingdom of Burgundy was complex, particularly because the territory lay within so many different ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses.  During Merovingian and Carolingian times, the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the area of the future kingdom was divided between the archbishoprics of Besançon in the north, Lyon to the west (which also included most of the territory of the future duchy of Burgundy), Vienne to the south-west, and Tarentaise to the south-east.  The archbishoprics of Embrun and Arles covered the eastern and southern parts of Provence.  The northern ecclesiastical province of Besançon was divided into Besançon itself, and the bishoprics of Basel to the north-east (whose territory covered the duchy of Alsace and parts of the duchy of Swabia), Lausanne and Nyon.  The diocese of Besançon was the area in which the county of Burgundy later evolved and was originally divided into five administrative pagi:

  • the pagus Warascorum (le Varais) straddled the river Doubs, was centred on the town of Besançon, and later formed the doyennés of Baume-les-Dames, Salins, Sexte and Varasque. 
  • the pagus Scotingorum (Escuens) was later divided into the ecclesiastical doyennés of Lons-le-Saulnier and Montagnes. 
  • the pagus Amaus was later divided into the ecclesiastical doyennés of Gray, Dôle and Neublans. 
  • the pagus Portensis was centred around Port-sur-Saône, and covered the ecclesiastical doyennés of Faverney, Granges, Luxeuil, Rougemont and Traves. 
  • the pagus Alsegundia straddled the dioceses of Besançon and Basel, included the ecclesiastical doyennés of Ajoye and Elsgau, and was the area in which the counties of Montbéliard and Ferrette (see the document ALSACE) later emerged[1]

 

The diocese of Nyon, based in the Roman colonia Equestris, was replaced in the early middle ages by the dioceses of Geneva (shared with the province of Vienne), Belley and Annecy.  The pagus Genevensis was based around Geneva, which Dessaix subdivides into four minor pagi: the pagus Genevensis itself, the pagus Falciniacus (Faucigny, east of Annecy), the pagus Allingiensis (Chablais, immediately to the south of Lake Geneva) and the pagus Albanensis (Albanais, around Annecy)[2].  To the north-west of Geneva, along the northern bank of the river Rhône, the pagus Equestricus is referred to in documentation during the 10th and early 11th centuries.  Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that this territory emerged as an offshoot from the county of Geneva at the end of the 9th century[3], although Longnon hypothesises that its name, derived from the ancient Roman colonia, is unlikely to have been revived as such at that time and that the pagus must have existed independently much before then[4].  The pagus Bellicensis corresponded with the diocesis of Belley and later evolved into the area of Bugey. 

 

The diocesis of Lausanne comprised the pagus Waldensis (Vaud), the pagus Everdunensis (Yverdon) and the pagus Wisliacensis or Villiacensis (around Avenches and Payerne).  The archbishopric of Tarentaise (Tarentasia) fell mostly in northern Italy, but its western part included the pagus Vallensis (equivalent to the present-day Swiss canton of Valais), and the diocesis of Aosta (pagus Augustanus). 

 

South and west of Geneva, lay the area which fell within the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the province of Vienne.  The diocese of Grenoble gave rise to the pagus Gratianopolitanus (based on the town of Grenoble), the pagus Salmorincensis (derived from Sermorens, nowadays a suburb of Voiron, and headquartered at Tullins), and the future county of Savoie (Saboia, pagus Savogiensis) in the north-east.  Concerning the county of Savoy, it should be noted that no references have been found to the area as a county until the early 13th century, when Thomas I Comte de Maurienne appears to have been the first head of his family to have used the title "Comte de Savoie".  The administration of the area during the 9th-11th centuries remains unelucidated.  The diocese of Maurienne (which was disbanded by Emperor Konrad II in 1033), comprised the pagus Maurianensis centred on the town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, the pagus Briantinus centred on Briançon, and the pagus Segusinus in which emerged the county of Susa. 

 

The diocesis of Lyon, the southernmost of the archiepiscopal province of the same name which covered most of the territory of the duchy of Burgundy, also fell within the kingdom of Burgundy and formed the pagus Lugdunensis (Lyon), the pagus Rodanensis (based at Roanne) and the pagus Forensis (Forez). 

 

The present document sets out the main noble families in the area of the kingdom of Burgundy, divided into the counties of Burgundy, Belley, Forez and Lyon, Geneva, Montbéliard, Neuchâtel, Vaud/Valais, and Viennois/Albon.  The ruling families in PROVENCE and SAVOY are shown in those separate documents. 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de BOURGOGNE 1026-1200 (IVREA)

 

 

Adalbert King of Italy fled to Burgundy after he was expelled from Italy by Emperor Otto I.  His widow married Henri Duke of Burgundy [Capet], who adopted their son Othon-Guillaume as his heir.  Othon-Guillaume acquired the county of Mâcon, in the duchy of Burgundy, by marrying the widow of the previous count (see the document BURGUNDY DUCHY, NOBILITY).  After Duke Henri died in 1002, his adopted son unsuccessfully claimed the succession to the duchy of Burgundy.  After the death in 1032 of Rudolf III, last king of Burgundy, one branch of Othon-Guillaume's descendants established themselves to the east of the river Saône in the area around Salins and Besançon.  The county of Burgundy developed in this area some time during the 11th century, although it is difficult to be precise about the date.  According to Bouchard, the title "Comte de Bourgogne" was purely descriptive in the early years of the century and did not reflect any political reality[5].  The first reference to "palatine" as a supplementary title of the counts of Burgundy occurs in the Relatio Piis Operibus Ottonis Episcopi Bambergensis which names "Agnate palatina comitissa"[6], the wife of Comte Guillaume II who died in 1125.  The precise origin of the this title "palatine" has not been identified.  As the title was usually associated with a function attached to one of the royal palaces, the counts of Burgundy may have held an unidentified position in the palace, firstly of Rudolf III King of Burgundy, and later of the Rektor of Burgundy who was appointed by the kings of Germany to act as their representative in the kingdom of Burgundy.  The county passed into the sphere of influence of the Capetian kingdom of France with the marriage in 1307 of its heiress to the future Philippe V King of France, although it retained its separate administrative existence until it was consolidated in 1383 into the extensive territories of Philippe II "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy [Valois].  The county of Burgundy was among the territories which passed to the Habsburg family as a result of the marriage in 1477 of Marie, daughter and heiress of Charles Duke of Burgundy, to the future Emperor Maximilian I.

 

 

RENAUD de Mâcon, son of OTHON GUILLAUME Comte de Mâcon & his first wife Ermentrude de Roucy ([990]-3/4 Sep 1057, bur Besançon).  Rodulfus Glaber names "Rainaldus" as one of the sons of "Willemus, Henrici ducis priuignus, Adalberti Longobardorum ducis filius" and his wife[7].  His mother's name is confirmed by the charter dated 1029 under which "Reinaldus comes filius Ottonis cognomento Vuilelmi…Yrmengardis coniugis" donated property "ecclesiam sancti Nicolai vallis iuxta Poliniacum" to Cluny, confirmed by "Rodulfus rex"[8].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation by "Otto comes cognomento Willelmus" with "filii eius Rainaldi" dated 1004 "pro anima Hinrici Ducis, qui eum loco filii adoptavit et genitricis sue Gerberge uxoris predicti Ducis, ac filii sui Widonis et Hermintrudis coniugis"[9].  "Otto comes et uxor mea Adila" donated property to Saint-Vincent de Mâcon by two charters dated to 1015 or before (during the reign of Robert I King of France) both subscribed by "Rainaldi filii sui"[10].  Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Rainaldus trans Saonæ fluvium Burgundionum comes” was imprisoned by “Cabilonensi comite...Hugone”, and that Richard II Duke of Normandy sent an army headed by “Richardo filio suo” [which presumably dates the event to [1016/26]] who besieged “Milinandum castrum” and forced Renaud’s release[11].  He succeeded his father in 1026 as RENAUD I Comte de Bourgogne, although at that time the "county of Burgundy" did not yet exist as such, Bouchard suggesting that the title was purely descriptive of the area in which Renaud exercised his power[12].  The Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne, interpolated into the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, records that "filius eius [=comes Otto Guilelmus] comes Rainaldus" succeeded his father in "terram ultra Sagonnam" dividing the territory with his nephew "filius alterius filii eius Guidonis, alter comes Otto"[13].  Renaud supported Emperor Konrad II in the latter's struggle with Eudes Comte de Blois for control over the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of the last King Rudolf III in 1032.  "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[14].  The Herimanni Augiensis Chronicon records that "Ludowicus comes" expelled "Reginoldum principem, reginæ Agnetis avunculum, sed Heinrico regi inimicum" from "castellum…Mons Piligardæ"[15].  Emperor Heinrich III defeated Comte Renaud in battle after the latter besieged Montbéliard, forcing him to swear allegiance to the Comte de Montbéliard at Soleure in 1045.  Herimannus records that "Reginolf et Gerolt Burgundiones" submitted to Heinrich III King of Germany "apud Solodurum" [Solothurn] in 1045[16]

m [firstly] (before 1 Sep 1016) ADELAIS de Normandie, daughter of RICHARD II Duke of Normandy & his first wife Judith de Rennes [Bretagne] ([1000]-7 Jul [after 1030]).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “Adeliz” as the first daughter of “dux Richardus” and his wife “Goiffredum Britannorum comitem...sororem...Iudith”, adding that she married “Rainaldo Burgundionum comiti” by whom she had “Willelmum et Widonem” (the marriage is recorded in a later passage)[17].  Orderic Vitalis records her marriage and calls her amita of William I King of England[18].  Rodulfus Glaber states that "filiam Richardi Rotomagensis ducis, Adeledam" married Renaud[19].  "Otto comes qui nominatur Willelmus" issued a charter dated 2 Nov 1023 subscribed by "Raynardi comitis, Adheleydis uxoris eius"[20].  "Raynaldi comitis, Adheleys uxoris eius" subscribed the charter dated 1030 by which "Robertus regis Roberti filius et regis Henrici filii eius germanus…Burgundie Dux" restored property to Cluny[21]

[m secondly JUDITH, daughter of --- (-after 18 May 1037).  "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[22].  "Iudid comitisse" is assumed in traditional genealogies[23] to have been the same person as Adelais.  However, it is also possible that she was Comte Renaud's second wife, Adelais having died earlier.  This may be corroborated by Renaud's sons being described in the charter as "filii eius" rather than "filii eorum", although the use of these two grammatical variants is inconsistent in contemporary sources.] 

Comte Renaud I & his [first] wife had four children:

1.         GUILLAUME de Bourgogne (-12 Nov 1087, bur Besançon).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “Adeliz” as the first daughter of “dux Richardus” and his wife “Goiffredum Britannorum comitem...sororem...Iudith”, adding that she married “Rainaldo Burgundionum comiti” by whom she had “Willelmum et Widonem[24].  He succeeded his father in 1057 as GUILLAUME I "le Grand" Comte de Bourgogne.     

-        see below

2.         GUY de Bourgogne (-after 1069).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “Adeliz” as the first daughter of “dux Richardus” and his wife “Goiffredum Britannorum comitem...sororem...Iudith”, adding that she married “Rainaldo Burgundionum comiti” by whom she had “Willelmum et Widonem[25].  His parentage is also given by Orderic Vitalis[26].  The Archbishop of Rouen and the Comte d'Arques proposed Guy as duke of Normandy, his claim being through his mother, in place of his cousin the infant Guillaume "le bâtard".  Guy remained in Normandy, where he was brought up with his cousin and was given the castles of Brionne and Vernon.  Still pursuing his claim, he tried to capture Duke Guillaume in 1046 with the help of Néel de Saint-Sauveur, Renouf vicomte de Bayeux and Haimon "le Dentu", but was forced to flee and was finally defeated at Le Val-lès-Dunes in 1047.  Guillaume of Jumièges records that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy granted “castrum Brioci” to “Widonem...filium Rainaldi Burgundionem comitis” who rebelled against the duke with “Nigellum Constantiniensem præsidem” but was defeated at “Valedunas” in 1047[27].  Orderic Vitalis records that he was besieged in his castle for three years, pardoned by Duke Guillaume, sought refuge temporarily at the court of Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou, and returned to Burgundy where he continually plotted to dispossess his brother over a period of ten years[28]

3.         HUGUES de Bourgogne (-after 1045).  "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[29]

4.         FOULQUES de Bourgogne .  “Willelmus Burgundiæ comes” donated property to Besançon cathedral, for the souls of “mea...necnon...Fulchonis fratris mei et Ottonis filii mei”, by undated charter[30].  Bouchard suggests that he was the same person as "Foulques de Joux"[31], who is named in the Miraculis S. Mariæ Laudunensis as "nobilissimus princeps in Burgundia…Falco de Jur, vel de Serrata" when recording his marriage, in its recital of the ancestry of Barthélemy Bishop of Laon[32].  However, according to Europäische Stammtafeln, the husband of Aelis de Ramerupt was Conon "Falcon" de La Sarraz [Grandson], whose death is estimated to "before 1114".  If Conon died soon before that date, it is unlikely that Bouchard’s suggestion could be correct. 

 

 

GUILLAUME de Bourgogne, son of RENAUD I Comte de Bourgogne & his [first] wife Adelais de Normandie ([1024]-12 Nov 1087, bur Besançon).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “Adeliz” as the first daughter of “dux Richardus” and his wife “Goiffredum Britannorum comitem...sororem...Iudith”, adding that she married “Rainaldo Burgundionum comiti” by whom she had “Willelmum et Widonem” (the marriage is recorded in a later passage)[33].  His parentage is also given by Orderic Vitalis[34].  He succeeded his father in 1057 as GUILLAUME I "le Grand" Comte de Bourgogne.  For about ten years he fought his brother Guy ex-Comte de Brionne who attempted to dispossess him.  He was one of the princes called upon by Pope Gregory VII in 1074 to help defend St Peter's[35].  He succeeded in 1078 as Comte de Mâcon, when his cousin Guy [II] Comte de Mâcon entered holy orders. 

m ([1049/57]) ETIENNETTE, daughter of --- ([1035]-after 19 Oct 1088).  Szabolcs de Vajay[36] demonstrates that his earlier hypothesis concerning a Lotharingian origin of Etiennette is incorrect[37].  According to Père Anselme, she was the daughter of Berenguer Ramón I "el Curvo" Conde de Barcelona[38], but there appears to be no contemporary documentation on which this is based.  Settipani suggests that Etiennette may have been the daughter of Bernard [II] Comte de Bigorre & his first wife Clémence, based solely on onomastics[39], but the possible motivation for a marriage between these two families is not obvious. 

Comte Guillaume I & his wife had [thirteen] children: 

1.         EUDES [Othon] de Bourgogne (-before 12 Nov 1087).  “Willelmus Burgundiæ comes” donated property to Besançon cathedral, for the souls of “mea...necnon...Fulchonis fratris mei et Ottonis filii mei”, by undated charter[40]

2.         RENAUD (-[Palestine 1097 or Summer 1101]).  "Rainaldus comes Matisconensis" made a donation to Cluny dated [1086] subscribed by "Willelmi patris mei"[41].  His father installed him in [1078] as Comte de Mâcon.  He succeeded his father in 1087 as RENAUD II Comte de Bourgogne.  He joined the First Crusade, appointing his younger brother Etienne as regent of Bourgogne-Comté during his absence.  Albert of Aix records that "Reinoldo duce Burgundiæ, fratre Stephani, vice ipsius Burgundiam regentis" had left for Jerusalem before the Lombard expedition, passed the winter at Antioch, and joined Welf I Duke of Bavaria on his journey to Jerusalem, but died and was buried en route[42].  If this is correct, Renaud must have died in Summer 1101.  m (before [1085], separated) REGINA [Kuniza] von Oltingen, daughter of KUNO Graf von Oltingen & his wife --- de Luxembourg (-after 12 Apr 1107).  "Regina ex prosapia non obscura…comitis Cononis filia qui frater extit Conraldi viri…in itinere Jerosolimitano defuncti, generi nimirum comitis Pictaviensis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire where she was about to become a nun, for the foundation of the priory of Aiwaille, by charter dated 1088, which states that "me maritalis jugi sarcina exoneravit" suggesting an amicable separation from her husband[43].  The charter dated 1095 under which "Guillelmus comes" donated property to Marcigny-sur-Loire names "mater mea Cuniza Cononis filia"[44].  She is named "mater mea Regina" in her son's 1107 charter which also names her father "avi ac nutritoris mei Cononis comitis"[45].  Comte Renaud II & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME ([1085]-murdered after 3 Jan 1125).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 12 Sep 1095 under which "Guillelmus comes filio Rainaldi" confirmed a donation by "mater mea Cuniza Cononis filia" to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire[46].  His charter dated 1107 (see below) indicates that Guillaume was brought up by his maternal grandfather, receiving a German rather than French education, hence his subsequent nickname.  He succeeded his father in 1097 as GUILLAUME II "l'Allemand" Comte [Palatin] de Bourgogne, Comte de Mâcon.  "Comes Willelmus quem vocabant Alamannum" granted concessions relating to the town of Auxerre in Macon to Cluny by charter 1106[47].  "Willelmus Burgundionum comes et Mathicensium" confirmed previous donations by "antecessores mei…Rainaldus pater meus filius Willelmi, et ipse Willelmus filius alterius Rainaldi, et ipse Rainaldus filius alterius Willelmi et…Stephanus comes patruus meus…mater mea Regina" to Cluny by charter 1107 before 13 Aug made "pro…anime…avi ac nutritoris mei Cononis comitis"[48].  He was murdered by his barons, who claimed that he had been carried away by the devil following his abuses of church property.  m ([1107]) AGNES von Zähringen, daughter of BERTHOLD II Herzog von Zähringen & his wife Agnes von Rheinfelden.  The Relatio Piis Operibus Ottonis Episcopi Bambergensis names "Agnate palatina comitissa", implying that she was sister of "Chuno dux"[49].  This is confirmed by the Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising which names her son "Gwillehelmus…puer…ex parte patris consanguineus, Conradi vero ducis sororis filius"[50].  Comte Guillaume II & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUILLAUME ([1110]-murdered Payerne Abbey 9 Feb or 1 Mar 1127, bur Cluny Priory Nirves).  A charter of Saint-Vincent-de-Mâcon dated to [1126/43] refers to "post mortem comitis Willelmi et Alemani patris alterius Willelmi"[51].  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising names "Gwillehelmus…puer…ex parte patris consanguineus, Conradi vero ducis sororis filius"[52].  He succeeded his father in 1125 as GUILLAUME III "l'Enfant" Comte [Palatin] de Bourgogne, Comte de Mâcon.  One of the Continuations of Sigebert records that "Guilelmum comitem Sedunensium" was murdered "1127 III Kal Mar" in the church of Payerne "at the instigation of demons"[53].  The Annales Sancti Disibodi record that "Wilhelmus princeps Burgundiæ" was killed "a suis" in 1127[54].  The Fundatio monasterii…de Altaripa records that "pater [domini Guillelmi de Glana] Petrus et frater suus Guillelmus de Glana" were killed "V Id Feb…apud Paterniacum" in 1126 "cum…comes Viennensi qui etiam comes Solodorensis et dominus Salinensis" and were all buried "in prioratu Cluniacensi…in insula…in lacu de Nirvez"[55].  After his death, his maternal uncle Konrad I Herzog von Zähringen claimed the county of Burgundy, and Lothar von Süpplingenburg King of Germany conferred the territory on him[56]

3.         GUILLAUME de Bourgogne (-before 1090).  He is named in Europäische Stammtafeln[57] as the third son of Comte Guillaume but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified. 

4.         ERMENTRUDE de Bourgogne ([1050/55][58]-1106 or after, bur Autun Cathedral).  "Filia Wilelmi comitis de Burgundia Hermentrudis et filii sui Fridericus, Raginaudus, Theodericus" founded the Cluniac abbey of Froidefontaine by charter dated 8 Mar 1105 in which she names "suis antecessoribus…Lodewico, Sophia eius uxore, et filiis eorum Brunone, Theoderico, Lodewico, Friderico, filiabus vero Mathilde, Sophia, Beatrice, filiis autem Theoderici atque sue uxoris Hermentrudis, Lodewico, Wilelmo, Hugone", witnessed by "Henricus de Suarca cum genero suo Gerunch, Gotefridus filius avunculi eiusdem comitis [Friderici]"[59].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ermentrudem" as wife of "Theodericum [filius comiti Montionis Ludovico]" specifying that she was heiress to Montbéliard[60].  She retired to the château de Montbéliard after the death of her husband.  She subscribed a sale act of her son Renaud in 1106[61]m ([1065]) THIERRY de Mousson, son of LOUIS Comte de Mousson & his wife Sophie of Upper Lotharingia ([1045]-1/2 Jan 1103, bur Autun Cathedral). 

5.         GUY de Bourgogne (Château de Quingey [1060]-Rome 13 Dec 1124, bur Rome Lateran Church).  Orderic Vitalis names his father[62], his parentage being confirmed by his own reference to his brother Hugues Archbishop of Besançon in his letters[63].  William of Tyre specifies that Pope Calixtus II was previously named "Guido", but does not specify his origin other than calling him "secundum carnem nobilis" and that he was "consanguineus" of Emperor Heinrich V[64].  The birth order of the children of Guillaume I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne is uncertain.  Most authorities place Guy after his brother Hugues, but if his supposed birth date is correct he must have been one of the older sons.  Archbishop of Vienne 1088.  Administrator of Besançon 1107/09.  A fierce critic of Pope Pascal II's capitulation to Emperor Heinrich V concerning the right to appoint bishops, Guy presided over a synod at Vienne Sep 1112 which declared the practice of lay investiture heretic and excommunicated the emperor.  He was elected Pope CALIXTUS II by a small group of cardinals, crowned at Vienne 9 Feb 1119, his election being ratified in Rome retrospectively 1 Mar 1119.  After an attempt to negotiate a compromise with the emperor, he confirmed the prohibition of lay investiture at Reims 29/30 Oct 1119, moving on to Rome which he entered triumphantly 3 Jun 1120.  He besieged Sutri in Apr 1121 and forced the surrender of anti-Pope Gregory VIII, whom he humiliated by parading him on a camel through Rome.  From a position of power, he was able to negotiate the end to the emperor's right of spiritual investiture, while maintaining his right of temporal investiture, agreed in the Concordat of Worms 23 Sep 1122 and ratified by the First Lateran Council in Mar 1123.  The Series Episcoporum Viennensium records the death "1124 XIV Kal Ian" of "sanctus Guido frater Stephani Burgundie principis", specifying that he was elected Archbishop of Vienne in 1088 and was buried in Rome "in ecclesia Lateranensi"[65]

6.         ETIENNE [I] "Tête-Hardi" (-murdered Ascalon 27 May 1102).  He and his brothers Raimond and Hugues called themselves sons of the "most noble count William" in a late-11th century document[66].  He succeeded in [1087] as Comte de Mâcon, Seigneur de Varasque.  Albert of Aix records that "Reinoldo duce Burgundiæ, fratre Stephani, vice ipsius Burgundiam regentis" left for Jerusalem, indicating that his brother Etienne was appointed regent in the county of Burgundy in his place[67].  He himself joined the Crusade some time after the death of his brother.  Albert of Aix records that "Stephanus…dux Burgundiæ…" joined with the Lombard contingent on the second wave of the First Crusade, dated to late 1100 from the context[68].  He commanded troops with Etienne Comte de Blois; they were defeated by the Turks at Marsivam.  William of Tyre records the presence at the second capture of Tortosa in 1102 of "Stephanus comes Burgundiæ"[69].  Albert of Aix records that "Conradus, Arpinus, Stephanus Blesensis itemque Stephanus de Burgundia" were captured at Ramla after being burned in a tower, and that "Stephano itemque Stephano" were beheaded, dated to mid-1102 from the context[70]m ([1090]) BEATRIX de Lorraine, daughter of GERARD IV Duke of Upper Lotharingia [Lorraine] & his wife Hadwide --- (-[1116/17]).  "Stephanus comes Burgundie et dominus de Treva" donated property to Cluny by charter dated [1100] in which he refers to his wife as "filia ducis Lotharingie" but does not name her[71].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  Comte Etienne I & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         ISABELLE de Mâcon ([1090/95]-after 1125).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth sororem comitis Raynaldi de Burgundia" as wife of "Hugo comes Campanie"[72], but the primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified.  m ([1110], repudiated) as his second wife, HUGUES I Comte de Troyes, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Blois & his third wife Alix de Valois ([1074]-Palestine 14 Jun 1126). 

b)         RENAUD de Mâcon (-22 Jan 1148 or 20 Jan 1149).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Elizabeth sororem comitis Raynaldi de Burgundia" as wife of "Hugo comes Campanie"[73], but the primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded his father in 1102 as Comte de Mâcon, under the guardianship of his uncle Guy, who was then Archbishop of Vienne[74].  He succeeded his second cousin in 1127 as RENAUD III Comte [Palatin] de Bourgogne.  He defeated Konrad I Herzog von Zähringen, who claimed Bourgogne-Comté after the death of his nephew Comte Palatin Guillaume II.  However, after refusing to swear allegiance to Emperor Lothar for his imperial lands, Renaud was captured and brought before the emperor by Herzog Konrad and these territories were confiscated.  He was known as "le franc-comte", the origin of the name of the area later known as Franche-Comté.  Raynaldus Burgundiæ comes” donated property to Besançon cathedral, with the consent of “fratris nostri Guillermi comitis et...collateralis nostræ Agathæ Lotharingiæ ducis filiæ”, by charter dated 1148[75]The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "XVIII Kal Feb" of "Rainaldus comes"[76].  The necrology of Macon Saint-Pierre records the death “XVIII Kal Feb” of “comes Raynaldus” and his donation of “unum censualem modium vini in villa Liviniaci[77]m ([1130]) AGATHE de Lorraine, daughter of SIMON II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Adélaïde de Hainaut.  The Gesta Friderici of Otto of Freising records the wife of Comte Renaud as "Simonis Lotharingiorum ducis filiam"[78]Raynaldus Burgundiæ comes” donated property to Besançon cathedral, with the consent of “fratris nostri Guillermi comitis et...collateralis nostræ Agathæ Lotharingiæ ducis filiæ”, by charter dated 1148[79]She was first cousin once removed of her husband but no mention of a Papal dispensation for the marriage has so far been identified.  “Matheus...Lotharingorum Dux et marchio” donated property to Tart abbey, with the consent of “uxoris mee Berthe...fratris mei Balduini et Agathe sororis mee”, by charter dated 1142[80].  Comte Renaud III & his wife had one child:

i)          BEATRIX de Bourgogne ([1145]-Jouhe near Dôle 15 Nov 1184, bur Speyer).  The Continuatio Admuntensis records the marriage of Emperor Friedrich in 1156 to "Beatricem filiam Reginoldi comitis" after repudiating "filia Diepoldi marchionis"[81].  She succeeded her father in [1148/49] as BEATRIX Ctss [Palatine] de Bourgogne, under the regency of her uncle Guillaume.  The latter attempted to usurp her titles but was defeated by Emperor Friedrich I, who later married Béatrix.  She was crowned as empress at St Peter's in Rome 1 Aug 1167 by Pope Pascal III[82], and crowned as Queen of Burgundy at Vienne in Aug 1178.  m (Würzburg 17 Jun 1156) as his second wife, Emperor FRIEDRICH I "Barbarossa" King of Germany, son of FRIEDRICH II von Staufen Duke of Swabia & his first wife Judith of Bavaria [Welf] (1122-drowned Göks or Saleph River, Asia Minor 10 Jun 1190, bur Tarsus [entrails], Antioch St Peter [flesh], Tyre Cathedral [legs]). 

-         see below, Part B

c)         GUILLAUME de Mâcon (-27 Sep 1155).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comes Renaldus [de Burgundia] fratrem comitem Guilelmum" when recording his marriage[83].  He succeeded in 1120 as Comte de Mâcon.  Comte d'Auxonne 1127.  He joined the Second Crusade 1147-1149.  Regent of Bourgogne-Comté for his niece, he attempted to deprive her of her inheritance.   

-        COMTES de MÂCON, COMTES d'AUXONNE

d)         CLEMENCE [Marguerite] de Mâcon (-Abbaye des Ayes [28 Jan/8 Feb] 1164, bur Abbaye des Ayes)The Vita Margaritæ Albonensis comitissæ records that "Stephani Burgundiæ comitis filia, soror…Rainaldi et Guillermi, neptisque…Papæ Callixti" married "comitis Guigonis Dalphini" in celebrations conducted by "principe Guigone veteri, eiusdem Guigone patre"[84].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records that "Guigo secundus" married "Macildam vel Clementiam filiam Stephani seu Sophini, Burgundiæ ducis, neptem papæ Claixti secundi"[85].  She founded the Abbaye des Ayes after the death of her husband.  A monumental inscription at the abbey of Ayes, near Grenoble, records the death "VI Id Feb" in 1164 of "Margareta comitissa"[86].  The necrology of the priory of Saint-Robert records the death "VII Kal Jan" of "Margareta comitissa"[87]m ([1120]) GUIGUES [VI] d'Albon Dauphin de Viennois, son of GUIGUES [V] d'Albon Dauphin de Viennois & his wife Regina [Matilda] --- ([1090/1100]-killed in battle La Buissière 28 Jun 1142, bur Notre Dame de Grenoble). 

e)         HUMBERT (-1162).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archbishop of Besançon 1134. 

f)          [--- .  The charter dated 18 Feb 1149, under which Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the withdrawal by "domnus Raaldus de Ceys" of his claim to the church of Saintoche, witnessed by "Hugo de Rocha et Otto frater eius, nepotes nostri…"[88], suggests that the mother of the two brothers was the archbishop’s sister.  m PONS de la Roche, son of ---.] 

7.         SIBYLLE de Bourgogne ([1065]-after 1103).  "Sybilla uxor mea" witnessed the donation to Cluny of "Oddo dux Burgundie", also witnessed by "Wilelmus comes…genitor iam dicte uxoris mee"[89].  Her origin is also recorded by Orderic Vitalis[90].  Nun at the abbey of Fontevraud.  m (1080) EUDES I "Borel" Duke of Burgundy, son of HENRI de Bourgogne "le Damoiseau" & his wife --- ([1060]-Tarsus, Cilicia 23 Mar 1103, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux, Côte-d'Or, Chapelle Saint-Georges). 

8.         RAYMOND de Bourgogne ([1070]-Grajal 13/20 Sep 1107, bur Santiago de Compostela, Cathedral Santiago el Mayor)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Raymundem in Hispania comitem" as brother of "Hugo…Bisuntinensis archiepiscopus", when recording the latter's appointment as archbishop[91], although in a later passage the same source records "comitis Raymundi" as "fratris comitis Pontii de Tolosa"[92] which is inconsistent with other sources.  "Wilelmus comes Burgundie" names "Rainaldi et Raimundi filiorum meorum" in his donation to Cluny dated [1086][93].  "Raymundus…Burgundie comes filius Willermi…comitis" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated to [1087/92] subscribed by "Hugonis archiepiscopi Bisuntini fratris mei, Stephani comitis fratris mei"[94].  Comte d'Amous.  He joined the expedition of the Eudes I Duke of Burgundy to Spain in 1086/87, following a call from the abbey of Cluny to fight "the infidel"[95].  Reilly suggests that he was betrothed after the failure to capture Tudela in Summer 1087, when he speculates that the Burgundians would have visited the court of Castile[96].  Raymond remained in Castile following his betrothal to Infanta Urraca.  "Raymondus gener regis" confirmed the donation by "Adefonsus…Hispaniarum rex…cum coniuge mea Constantia regina" of property to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña by charter dated 1 May 1092[97].  Conde de Galicia y Coimbra [before 1093], his father-in-law transferred the newly acquired cities of Lisbon, Santarém and Cintra to him in May 1093.  Governor of the city of Toledo.  He made a mutual pact [Dec 1094/Jul 1095] with Henri de Bourgogne, Conde de Portugal, pledging to grant him Toledo (or in default, Galicia) in return for his support in securing Castile and León for Raimond[98].  Conde de Grajal Jan 1098[99].  "Raimundus comes frater comitis Stephani" donated property to Cluny by charter dated [1100][100].  He established his principal stronghold in the castle of Grajal in 1102[101].  By this time, Raymond had acquired a commanding position in Castile as husband of the heir presumptive to the throne.  A funeral elegy of "domnus Raymundus comes Hispanie qui de stirpe comitum Burgundie ortus" is recorded in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon in a charter dated 20 Sep 1107 which names "Hugo frater suus Bisuntinus archiepiscopus"[102]m (betrothed [Summer 1087], Toledo [1 May 1092/Jan 1093]) as her first husband, Infanta doña URRACA de Castilla y León, daughter of ALFONSO VI King of Castile and León & his third wife Constance de Bourgogne [Capet] (late 1080[103]-Saldaña 8 Mar 1126, bur León, Monastery of San Isidoro).  Condesa de Galicia 1093.  She succeeded her father in 1109 as URRACA I Queen of Castile and León. 

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9.         HUGUES de Bourgogne (-13 Sep 1103).  He and his brothers Etienne and Raimond called themselves sons of the "most noble count William" in a late-11th century document[104]Archbishop of Besançon 1086. 

10.      GISELE de Bourgogne ([1075]-after 1133).  Her parentage is deduced from Suger saying that her daughter Adelaide, wife of Louis VI "le Gros" King of France, was the niece of Pope Calixtus II[105].  This is corroborated by "Guido Viennensis archiepiscopus" (later Pope Calixtus II) addressing a letter to "nepoti suo Amedeo comiti" (Amedée III Comte de Savoie, son of Gisèle by her first marriage) dated [1115][106].  Her date of birth is estimated from her having given birth to five children by her second husband whom she married in [1105], and assuming that she was no more than 17 years old when she gave birth to her first child by her first husband.  Her second marriage is confirmed by Orderic Vitalis who records the marriage of Guillaume de Normandie and the daughter of Raniero III Marchese di Monferrato, naming both the bride's parents and specifying that the marriage was arranged by the bride's uterine half-sister, Adélaïde de Maurienne Queen of France[107]m firstly ([1090]) HUMBERT II "le Renforcé" Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie, son of AMEDEE II Comte de Savoie Marchese di Susa & his wife Jeanne [de Genève] ([1072]-Moûtiers 19 Oct 1103, bur Moûtiers).  Marchese di Turino 1094.  m secondly ([1105]) RANIERI Marchese di Monferrato, son of GUGLIELMO III Marchese di Ravenna & his second wife Otta di Agledo (-[1135/37]). 

11.      CLEMENCE de Bourgogne ([1078]-[1133]).  "Clementie Flandrarum comitisse" is named as wife of "Robertus iunior" in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[108].  Orderic Vitalis names her as wife of Count Robert but does not give her origin[109].  Her origin is confirmed by the Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana which names "Clementiam filiam Willelmi comitis Burgundionum cognomento Testahardith" as wife of "Rodbertus Rodberti filius"[110].  Clemence could not have been born much later than 1078, given the birth of her first child (by her first husband) in 1093.  She was appointed regent in Flanders during the absence of her first husband on crusade[111].  She promoted the monastic movement and introduced Cluniac rule into several abbeys in Flanders[112].  She founded Bourbourg Abbey with her first husband in [1103].  "Balduinus Flandrensium comes et Clementia comitissa" confirmed the donation of the church of Saint-Bertin to Cluny made by "dominus meus Rotbertus comes", by charter 12 Apr 1112[113].  She opposed the succession in 1119 of Count Charles, supporting the candidature of Guillaume d'Ypres[114].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records the death in [1133] of "Clementia Roberti iunioris vidua" and specifies that "eatenus pene terciam partem Flandrie dotis loco tenuit"[115], although it is curious that this does not refer to her second husband who was still alive when his wife died.  m firstly (before 1092) ROBERT de Flandres, son of ROBERT I "le Frison" Count of Flanders & his wife Gertrud von Sachsen (1065-5 Oct 1111).  He succeeded his father in 1093 as ROBERT II Count of Flandersm secondly ([1125]) as his second wife, GODEFROI V Duke of Lower Lotharingia, Comte de Louvain, son of HENRI II Comte de Louvain & his wife Adela [van Betuwe en Teisterbant] (-25 Jan 1139, bur Afflighem Abbey). 

12.      [ETIENNETTE] de Bourgogne .  1108.  Her origin is confirmed by her husband Lambert François naming "filium…Raynaldum…nepotem archiepiscopi Guidonis" in a charter dated 1095[116].  Guy de Bourgogne, after his election as Pope Calixtus II sent a letter to Diego Bishop of Compostela recommending "Robertum Franciscum levirum suum" for a mission, "Robertum" presumably being a copyist's error for "Lambertum"[117].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m LAMBERT FRANÇOIS de Valence Seigneur de Royans, de Peyrins et de Chabeuil, son of HUGUES Comte de Valence & his wife Adalasie de Peyrins.  1097/1125. 

13.      [BERTHE de Bourgogne (-early Jan 1100, bur Sahagún, León, royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo).  The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Berta, who was of Tuscan descent" ("Bertam Tuscia oriundam") as the third of the "five legitimate wives" of King Alfonso[118].  Las crónicas anónimas de Sahagún refer to her as "otra mugger de la nacion de Lombardia llamada Berta".  The precise origin of Berthe is not known.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[119], she was the daughter of Guillaume I Comte [Palatin] de Bourgogne, Comte de Vienne et de Macon, which is inconsistent with the "Tuscan descent" reported in the Chronicon Regum Legionensium.  Szabolcs de Vajay suggests that she was the daughter of Guillaume Comte de Bourgogne[120].  Reilly does not mention this possible Burgundian origin of Berthe, implying that the Castilian king chose his third wife from outside the Burgundian circle in order to diminish the influence of the Burgundians at court.  As Berthe de Bourgogne would have been the sister of Raymond de Bourgogne who married Infanta doña Urraca, oldest legitimate daughter of King Alfonso, around the same time that King Alfonso married Queen Berta, it is surprising that the chronicles do not refer to this relationship if it is correct. The references to "Tuscia" and "Lombardia" in the chronicles could be consistent with the family of Bourgogne [Comté] having originated in northern Italy, their ancestors being Marchesi of Ivrea until 968, although this was nearly 130 years before the date of Queen Berta's marriage.  Reilly dates this marriage to "during the Christmas season of 1094", but does not state his source[121].  In a later passage, Reilly states that the first reference to Berta as queen is dated 28 Apr 1095[122].  According to Reilly, Queen Berta died shortly after the new year 1100, probably before 16 Jan[123].  In another passage, he notes that the last notice of her is dated 17 Nov 1099[124].  She was dead in 25 Jan 1100, the date of the charter under which "Adefonsus…Toletani imperii rex" donated the churches of "Sancti Facundi et Sancti Primitivi…cum sua villa…Villaverde", ceded by "comitis Monini Fernandis…in vita sua dederam uxori mee Berte regine", to Cluny, confirmed by "Raimundus totius Gallecie comes et gener regis, Urraca soror regis, Urraca regis filia et Raimundi comitis uxor, Enricus Portugalensis comes, uxor ipsius Tarasia filia regis…"[125]m ([Dec] 1094) as his fourth wife, ALFONSO VI King of Castile and Leon, son of don FERNANDO I "el Magno" King of Castile and León & his wife doña Sancha de León (Compostela [1037]-Toledo 30 Jun 1109, bur Sahagún, León, San Mancio chapel in the royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo).] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1184-1200 (HOHENSTAUFEN)

 

 

Emperor FRIEDRICH I "Barbarossa" King of Germany, son of FRIEDRICH II von Staufen Duke of Swabia & his first wife Judith of Bavaria [Welf] (1122-drowned Göks or Saleph River, Asia Minor 10 Jun 1190, bur Tarsus [entrails], Antioch St Peter [flesh], Tyre Cathedral [legs])

m (Würzburg 17 Jun 1156) BEATRIX Ctss Palatin de Bourgogne, daughter and heiress of RENAUD III Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Agathe de Lorraine ([1145]-Jouhe, near Dôle 15 Nov 1184, bur Speyer Cathedral).  The Continuatio Admuntensis records the marriage of Emperor Friedrich in 1156 to "Beatricem filiam Reginoldi comitis" after repudiating "filia Diepoldi marchionis"[126].  She succeeded her father [1148/49] as BEATRIX Ctss [Palatine] de Bourgogne, under the regency of her uncle Guillaume.  The latter attempted to usurp her titles but was defeated by Emperor Friedrich I, who later married Béatrix.  She was crowned empress at St Peter's in Rome 1 Aug 1167 by Pope Pascal III[127], and Queen of Burgundy at Vienne Aug 1178. 

Emperor Friedrich I & his wife had eleven children:

1.         other children: see GERMANY KINGS

2.         OTTO von Staufen ([Jun/Jul] 1170-Besançon 13 Jan 1200, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  William of Tyre (Continuator) names him as son of Emperor Friedrich[128].  The Annales Stadenses names (in order) "Heinrici imperatoris et Conradi Suevi et Friderici ducis Sueviæ et Ottonis sine terra et Philippi" as sons of "Beatrix imperatrix" when recording her death[129].  He succeeded in 1189 as OTHON I Comte Palatin de Bourgognem ([1190]) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Blois, widow of HUGUES [III] d'Oisy Châtelain de Cambrai, daughter of THIBAUT V "le Bon" Comte de Blois & his second wife Alix de France ([1170]-12 Jul 1230).  "…Filiis quoque et filiabus meis Theobaldo et Ludovico atque Henrico, Margarita et Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus Blesensis comes, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1183[130].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "la fille dou conte Thibaut de Blois" being the wife of "Otes dus de Borgoigne"[131].  "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirmed an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[132].  She succeeded her nephew in 1218 as Ctss de Blois et de Châteaudun.  She married thirdly Gauthier [II] d'Avesnes Seigneur de Guise.  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" married "Margareta comitatus Blesensis hærede"[133].  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[134].  Comte Othon I & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE de Bourgogne ([1191]-[1205/08], bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         BEATRIX de Bourgogne ([1193]-7 May 1231, bur Langheim).  The A Monacho Novi Monasterii Hoiensis Interpolata names "Otto comes Alemannus de Burgundia…filiam unicam Beatricem" as wife of "Otto dux Meranie"[135].  The Notæ Diessenses record the death "1231 Non Mai" of "Beatrix ducissa Meranie"[136].  The De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses records her death in 1232, specifying that she was buried "in Lancheim cum marito suo Ottone duce"[137].  Heiress of the county of Burgundy.  m (Bamberg 21 May 1208) as his first wife, OTTO I von Andechs Duke of Merano, son of BERTHOLD III Duke of Merano, Marchese of Istria, Graf von Andechs & his wife Agnes von Wettin (-Besançon 7 May 1234, bur Langheim).  He succeeded in 1211 as OTHON II Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.  Marchese di Istria 1228/1230. 

-        see below, Part C

Illegitimate son by an unknown mistress:

c)          HUGO .  The primar source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1203.

 

 

 

C.      COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1211-1248 (ANDECHS-MERANO)

 

 

OTTO von Andechs, son of BERTOLD III Duke of Merano, Marchese di Istria, Graf von Andechs & his wife Agnes von Wettin (-Besançon 7 May 1234, bur Langheim).  The De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses names "Otto dux Meranie…filius ducis Pertoldi, frater Heinrici marchionis" when recording his death in 1234[138].  He succeeded in 1205 as OTTO I Duke of Merano.  He succeeded in 1211 as OTHON II Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.  Marchese di Istria 1228/1230.  He negotiated a loan of 15,000 livres from Champagne, with Bourgogne-Comté as security in 1237.  The Notæ Diessenses record the death "1234 Non Mai" of "Otto dux Meranie" specifying that he was buried "Lancheim"[139]

m firstly (Bamberg 1208) BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of OTHON I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne [Staufen] & his wife Marguerite Ctss de Blois ([1193]-7 May 1231, bur Langheim).  The A Monacho Novi Monasterii Hoiensis Interpolata names "Otto comes Alemannus de Burgundia…filiam unicam Beatricem" as wife of "Otto dux Meranie"[140].  The Notæ Diessenses record the death "1231 Non Mai" of "Beatrix ducissa Meranie"[141].  The De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses records her death in 1232, specifying that she was buried "in Lancheim cum marito suo Ottone duce"[142]

m secondly as her first husband, SOPHIE von Anhalt, daughter of HEINRICH I "der Fette" Graf von Anhalt und Aschersleben & his wife Irmgard von Thüringen (-[23 Nov 1272/5 Jan 1274]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iuttam…Sophiam…Hedwigem" as daughters of "Henricum comitem de Anahalt" & his wife, specifying that Sophie married firstly "ducis Meranie" and secondly "comes Sifridus de Regenstein"[143].  She married secondly Siegfried [I] Graf von Regenstein, and thirdly Otto von Hadmersleben

Comte Othon II & his first wife had six children:

1.         OTTO von Andechs (-Burg Niesten 19 Jun 1248, bur Langheim).  He succeeded his father in 1234 as OTHON III Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, Duke of Merano.  He negotiated a loan of 15,000 livres from Champagne, with Bourgogne-Comté as security in 1237.  The Notæ Diessenses record the death "1248 XIV Kal Iul" of "Otto dux Meranie, comes palatinus Burgundie iunior" specifying that he was buried "Lancheim"[144].  The De Fundatoribus Monasterii Diessenses records that he was killed "a suis veneno"[145]Betrothed (contract 19 Jan [1225/26]) to BLANCHE de Champagne, daughter of THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne & his second wife Agnes de Beaujeu (before 19 Jan 1225-Château de Hédé, Ille-et-Vilaine 11 Aug 1283, bur Hennebont, Morbihan, Abbaye cistercienne de Notre Dame de la Joie).  “O Meranie dux, comes Burgundie palatinus et…Beatrix uxor eius” agreed with “Theobaldum Campanie et Brye comitem palatinum” the marriage of “Othonem filium nostrum” and “Blancham filiam ipsius Theobaldi comiti Campanie” by charter dated 19 Jan 1225[146]m (1234) as her first husband, ELISABETH von Tirol, daughter of ALBRECHT IV Graf von Tirol & his wife Uta von Frontenhausen (-10 Oct 1256).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1239 under which her husband "Otto…dux Meranie et comes palatinus Burgundie" names "soceri sui comitis Alberti de Tyrol…uxoris sue filie sepe dicti comitis"[147].  She married secondly (1249) Gebhard [IV] Graf von Hirschberg.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1253 under which "Gebhardus…Comes de Hirzberch" confirmed a donation to Benedictbeuern by "Ottonis Ducis Meranie Comitis Palatini Burgundie et filii sui Ottonis Ducis" of property from "socer noster Albertus Comes de Tirol" by charter dated 4 Sep 1253[148].  Wegener cites a source dated 23 Nov 1254 which names the wife of Gebhard von Hirschberg as Elisabeth[149]

2.         AGNES (-[1 Nov 1260/7 Jan 1263], bur Sittich).  The Annales Mellicenses record the marriage in 1229 of "Fridericus filius Liuopoldi ducis" and "filiam ducis Meranie"[150].  The Continuatio Garstensis names "Fridericus dux Austrie Agnetem uxorem suam de Merania", when recording the couple's separation[151].  The Continuatio Prædictorum Vindobonensium records that her husband repudiated her in 1244[152].  Pope Innocent IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Ulricum natum ducis Corinthie” and “Agnetem neptem patriarchæ Aquilegiensis relictam quondam ducis Austræ”, related “tertio affinitatis gradu”, dated 23 Dec 1248[153]m firstly (1229, divorced 1240) FRIEDRICH of Austria, son of LEOPOLD VI "der Glorreiche" Duke of Austria [Babenberg] & his wife Theodora Angelina ([1210]-killed in battle an der Leitha 15 Jun 1246, bur Heiligenkreuz).  He succeeded his father 1230 as FRIEDRICH II "der Streitbare" Duke of Austria and Styria.  m secondly (Papal dispensation 23 Dec 1248) as his first wife, ULRICH III Duke of Carinthia, son of BERNHARD Duke of Carinthia [Sponheim] & his wife Jutta of Bohemia (-27 Oct 1269). 

3.         BEATRIX (-after 14 Nov 1265).  "Beatrix…comitissa de Orlemunde soror quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et filia Ottonis ducis quondam Merannie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie" by charter dated 1265[154].  "Beatrix comitissa de Orlemunde filia quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et comitis Burgundie et soror quondam Ottonis ducis Meranie et comitis Burgundie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie", with the consent of "domino Ottone filio suo comite de Orlamunde" and committing "Hermannus de Orlemunde dicte Beatricis filius" to agree to the sale, by charter dated 1 Aug 1265[155].  "Othonins de Borgogne fiz de noble barum Hugum Conte de Palatinz de Borgogne" consented to the sales of rights "en la comté de Borgogne" by "noble dame Biatris Comtesse d’Orlemonde, aynée serour de noble dame Alys contesse de Savoye et de Borgogne, palatinz, ma…mere" to "Hugues dux de Borgogne", noting that "messire Philippe Cuens de Savoie et de Borgogne palatinz, maris et espous de la dite Alys" confirmed his agreement after the death of Otto’s father, by charter dated Dec 1269[156].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1270 under which "Hugo dux Burgundie" requested the abbot of Cluny to recognise the rights of “Ph Sabaudie et Burgundie comiti et A. comitisse uxori sue” in “comitatu Burgundie…cessionis nobis facte a domina B, comitissa Orlemunde, sorore dicte A. comitissa[157]m HERMANN [II] Graf von Orlamünde Herr zu Weimar, son of SIEGFRIED [III] Graf von Orlamünde & his wife Sophie of Denmark (before 16 Jan 1194-27 Dec 1247)

4.         MARGARETA (-18 Oct 1271).  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  "Fredericus Dominus de Truhendingen et…Margareta uxor eius" sold their rights "in toto Comitatu Burgundie…et etiam in Regno Francie" to "Hugoni Comiti Burgundie palatino et…Domine Alide eius uxori Comitisse Burgundie palatine…sorori nostre" by charter dated Feb 1261[158]m firstly (before 25 Sep 1232) PŘEMYSL Markgraf of Moravia, son of PŘEMYSL OTAKAR I King of Bohemia & his second wife Konstanza of Hungary (1209-16 Oct 1239).  m secondly (2 Jun 1240) FRIEDRICH Graf von Truhendingen, son of FRIEDRICH von Truhendingen & his wife --- (-30 Aug 1274). 

5.         ALIX [Adelheid] von Andechs (-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.)[159].  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.  "Fredericus burgravius de Nuremberch et…Elysabeth eius uxor" renounced their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie" in favour of "Hugoni comiti Burgundie palatino et…domine Aliz comitisse Burgondie palatine", except for "advocatia Bisontina", by charter dated May 1256[160].  “Hugues cuens palatins de Bourgoigne” names “Alis nostre fame” in a charter dated Jan 1260[161].  "Beatrix…comitissa de Orlemunde soror quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et filia Ottonis ducis quondam Merannie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie" by charter dated 1265[162].  "Othonins de Borgogne fiz de noble barum Hugum Conte de Palatinz de Borgogne" consented to the sales of rights "en la comté de Borgogne" by "noble dame Biatris Comtesse d’Orlemonde, aynée serour de noble dame Alys contesse de Savoye et de Borgogne, palatinz, ma…mere" to "Hugues dux de Borgogne", noting that "messire Philippe Cuens de Savoie et de Borgogne palatinz, maris et espous de la dite Alys" confirmed his agreement after the death of Otto’s father, by charter dated Dec 1269[163].  "Hugo dux Burgundie" requested the abbot of Cluny to recognise the rights of “Ph Sabaudie et Burgundie comiti et A. comitisse uxori sue” in “comitatu Burgundie…cessionis nobis facte a domina B, comitissa Orlemunde, sorore dicte A. comitissa”, by charter dated Apr 1270[164].  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"[165]m firstly (contract Feb 1231, [1 Nov 1236]) HUGUES de Chalon, son of JEAN I "l'Antique/le Sage" Comte de Chalon & his first wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] (1220-1266 after 12 Nov).  He succeeded in 1248 as HUGUES Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, by right of his wife.  m secondly (11 Jun 1267) PHILIPPE de Savoie, son of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Beatrix] de Genève (Aiguebelle 1207-Château de Roussillon, Bugey 16 Aug 1285, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe).  He succeeded his brother in 1268 as PHILIPPE I Comte de Savoie.  children of first marriage:

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6.         ELISABETH (-18 Dec 1272).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 3 Jul 1255 under which "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"[166].  "Fredericus burgravius de Nuremberch et…Elysabeth eius uxor" renounced their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie" in favour of "Hugoni comiti Burgundie palatino et…domine Aliz comitisse Burgondie palatine", except for "advocatia Bisontina", by charter dated May 1356[167]m (before 10 May 1251) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH III Burggraf von Nürnberg, son of KONRAD I Burggraf von Nürnberg & his [first] wife --- (-Kadolzburg 14 Aug 1297). 

 

 

 

D.      COMTES PALATINS de BOURGOGNE 1279-1330 (IVREA)

 

 

HUGUES de Chalon, son of JEAN I "l'Antique/le Sage" Comte de Chalon & his first wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] (1220-1266 after 12 Nov).  “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[168].  He succeeded in 1248 as HUGUES 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.  "Fredericus burgravius de Nuremberch et…Elysabeth eius uxor" renounced their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie" in favour of "Hugoni comiti Burgundie palatino et…domine Aliz comitisse Burgondie palatine", except for "advocatia Bisontina", by charter dated May 1256[169].  "Fredericus Dominus de Truhendingen et…Margareta uxor eius" sold their rights "in toto Comitatu Burgundie…et etiam in Regno Francie" to "Hugoni Comiti Burgundie palatino et…Domine Alide eius uxori Comitisse Burgundie palatine…sorori nostre" by charter dated Feb 1261[170].  He succeeded his father in 1263 as Sire de Salins.  "Beatrix…comitissa de Orlemunde soror quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et filia Ottonis ducis quondam Merannie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie" by charter dated 1265[171]

m ([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).  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.  "Fredericus burgravius de Nuremberch et…Elysabeth eius uxor" renounced their rights "in comitatu Burgundie…et in regno Francie" in favour of "Hugoni comiti Burgundie palatino et…domine Aliz comitisse Burgondie palatine", except for "advocatia Bisontina", by charter dated May 1256[172].  “Hugues cuens palatins de Bourgoigne” names “Alis nostre fame” in a charter dated Jan 1260[173].  "Fredericus Dominus de Truhendingen et…Margareta uxor eius" sold their rights "in toto Comitatu Burgundie…et etiam in Regno Francie" to "Hugoni Comiti Burgundie palatino et…Domine Alide eius uxori Comitisse Burgundie palatine…sorori nostre" by charter dated Feb 1261[174].  "Beatrix…comitissa de Orlemunde soror quondam Ottonis ducis Merannie et filia Ottonis ducis quondam Merannie" sold her rights "in comitatu Burgundie" to "Hugoni duci Burgondie" by charter dated 1265[175].  She married secondly (11 Jun 1267) Philippe de Savoie, who succeeded in 1268 as Philippe I Comte de Savoie.  "Othonins de Borgogne fiz de noble barum Hugum Conte de Palatinz de Borgogne" consented to the sales of rights "en la comté de Borgogne" by "noble dame Biatris Comtesse d’Orlemonde, aynée serour de noble dame Alys contesse de Savoye et de Borgogne, palatinz, ma…mere" to "Hugues dux de Borgogne", noting that "messire Philippe Cuens de Savoie et de Borgogne palatinz, maris et espous de la dite Alys" confirmed his agreement after the death of Otto’s father, by charter dated Dec 1269[176].  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"[177]

Comte Hugues & Ctss Alix had thirteen children:

1.         OTHON de Bourgogne (before 1248-Melun 17 or 26 Mar 1303, bur Charlieu).  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"[178].  He succeeded his mother in 1279 as OTHON V Comte Palatin de Bourgogne

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2.         HUGUES de Bourgogne (-after Jun 1312).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Maubuisson, d'Aspremont, de Frasans et d'Orchamps.  He was named Lieutenant General of the county of Montbéliard by Philippe IV King of France.  m firstly (contract 1287) as her second husband, BONNE de Savoie, widow of JEAN Dauphin de Viennois Comte d'Albon, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé ([1275]-[before 1294]).  The marriage contract of "Ameys Cuens de Savoie, Marquis en Lombardie…une de nos filles" and "Hugonin de Bourgogne frere à comte de Bourgogne" is dated 1287[179].  The contract dated "a la Festa de' Santi Filippo e Giacomo 1303" between "Ugone di Borgonia" and "Conte Amedeo di Savoia" settled a dispute concerning the marriage contract between the former and the latter's (unnamed) daughter[180]m secondly MARGUERITE de Ferrette, daughter of ULRIC [II] Comte de Ferrette & his wife ---.   The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. 

3.         ETIENNE de Bourgogne (-Rome 4 Apr 1299).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Besançon.  

4.         RENAUD de Bourgogne (-9 Aug 1322).  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"[181].  Comte de Montbéliard [Mömpelgard] 1282, by right of his wife. 

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5.         HENRI de Bourgogne (-in jail after 23 Jun 1340).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

6.         ALIX de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Fontevrault.  

7.         JEAN de Bourgogne (-[1301/03]).  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"[182]Seigneur de Montaigu, de Montrond, de Fontenoy, de Choix, de Chastelet, de Buffart, de Chislé, de Liele et de Fauvernay 1293.  m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Blâmont, daughter of HENRI [I] Sire de Blâmont & his wife ---.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.   1296/1340.  She married secondly ([1303]) as his second wife, Thiébaud Comte de Ferrette.  Jean & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENRI de Bourgogne (-after 7 May 1340[183]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Montroud et de Montaigu.  m firstly as her second husband, MATHILDE de Champlitte, widow of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Montfaucon, daughter and heiress of SIMON de Champlitte Seigneur de la Marche & his wife --- (-[1330]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriages has not yet been identified.  m secondly (contract La Balme 9 Feb 1337) ISABELLE de Thoire-Villars, daughter of HUMBERT [IV] Sire de Thoire et de Villars & his wife Eléonore de Beaujeu [Forez].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Henri & his second wife had two children:

i)          JEAN de Bourgogne (-6 Dec 1373).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Montaigu et de Joinville.  m firstly MARIE de Châteauvillain, daughter of JEAN de Châteauvillain & his wife --- (-1367 after Feb).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly ([Apr/22 Nov] 1367) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Joinville Ctss de Vaudémont Dame de Joinville, daughter of HENRI de Joinville Comte de Vaudémont & his wife --- (Jan 1354-28 Apr 1417).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Pierre Comte de Genève (-1392), and thirdly ([4 Jun/19 Jul] 1393) Ferry de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415). 

ii)         MARGUERITE de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Montaigu, de Montrond et de Fontenoy.  m THIEBAUT [VI] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne], son of THIEBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel [en Bourgogne] & his wife Catherine de Chalon (-1401). 

b)         ISABELLE de Bourgogne (-Chambly Aug 1323, bur Paris église des Grands Augustins).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a document dated May 1321 which records that “Pierre de Chambli seigneur de Neaufle fils de Pierre seigneur de Chambli” had married “Isabeau fille de Jean de Bourgogne fils de Hugues de Vienne et d’Alis de Méranie comtesse palatine de Bourgogne” and that Isabelle “sœur de Henri de Bourgogne fils du susdit Jean” was present when the latter reached agreement with Jeanne Queen of France regarding “le château de Montrond près de Besançon[184].  An arrêt of Parliament dated 1319 relates to litigation by “Ysabellis de Burgundia vidua Petri de Chambliaco iunioris domini de Nealpha filii Petri de Chambliaco militis domini de Chambliaco et de Parcenc, mater Ludovici et Ioanne de Chambliaco” against “Petrum de Chambliaco militem filium domini de Wirmes et Ioannæ matris suæ[185].  An epitaph of the church of the Augustins in Paris records the death in 1323 of “Ysabeau de Bourgongne Dame de Neaufle, femme de Monsieur Pierre de Chambelye le jeune seigneur de Neaufle[186]m PIERRE "le Jeune" de Chambly Sire de Neaufles, son of PIERRE Le Hideux Seigneur de Chambly & his second wife Isabelle de Rosny (-1319). 

8.         ELISABETH de Bourgogne (-9 Jul 1275).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Freiburg, after the death of her husband.  m (contract 27 Jan 1254) as his second wife, HARTMANN [V] Graf von Kiburg, son of WERNER [I] Graf von Kiburg & his wife Alix [Bertha] de Lorraine (-3 Sep 1263, bur Wettingen). 

9.         HIPPOLYTE de Bourgogne (-before 1288).  The marriage contract between "Othon IV dit Othelin fils d’Hugues de Bourgogne…une de ses sœurs Polie ou Polite" and "Aymar de Poitiers" is dated 1270 and provides "la seigneurie de Saint-Vallier" as her dowry[187].  Dame de Saint-Vallier.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1285 which records that "Othe de Bourgogne filz de Hugues" promised "pour dot le chasteau et ville de Sainct Valzier et Osanne" to "Aimar de Poitiers" for his marriage with "Hippolyte sa seur"[188]m (4 Dec 1270) AYMAR [IV] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois, son of AYMAR de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Sibylle de Beaujeu (-[10/19] Oct 1329). 

10.      GUYE de Bourgogne (-24 Jun 1316).  "Ottone di Borgonia Signore di Salins" reached agreement with "Tomaso di Savoia" concerning the dowry payment of "Guidetta sua Sorella Moglie del sudetto Tommaso" by contract dated "15 di Pentecoste 1274"[189].  Her origin is also confirmed by the testament of "Thomas de Sabaudia primogenitus…domini Thomæ de Sabaudia comitis" dated 14 May 1282 which makes bequests to "dominæ Guiæ de Burgundia consorti meæ…", and appoints as tutor for his sons with the assistance of "…dominum Othonem comitem Burgundiæ dictæ dominæ Guyæ germanum…"[190].  A charter dated 24 May 1286 records the results of a commission relating to Piemonte and declarations by "Ludovicus de Sabaudia" and by "Guia de Burgundia relicata…domini Thome de Sabaudia…filiorum nostrorum…Philippi Petri Thome Amedei et Guillelmi"[191]m (May 1274) THOMAS III Conte del Piemonte, son of THOMAS II Conte [Marchese] di Piemonte & his second wife Beatrice Fieschi ([1252]-San Ginesio 16 May 1282). 

11.      MARGUERITE de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Fontevraud.  

12.      AGNES de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1249/66.  m ([15 Apr 1259]) as his first wife, PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny, son of HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Alix --- (-1303). 

13.      [JACQUELINE de Bourgogne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun at Romorantin 1285.] 

 

 

OTHON de Bourgogne, son of HUGUES de Chalon Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne [Andechs] (before 1248-Melun 17 or 26 Mar 1303, bur Charlieu).  "Othonins de Borgogne fiz de noble barum Hugum Conte de Palatinz de Borgogne" consented to the sales of rights "en la comté de Borgogne" by "noble dame Biatris Comtesse d’Orlemonde, aynée serour de noble dame Alys contesse de Savoye et de Borgogne, palatinz, ma…mere" to "Hugues dux de Borgogne", noting that "messire Philippe Cuens de Savoie et de Borgogne palatinz, maris et espous de la dite Alys" confirmed his agreement after the death of Otto’s father, by charter dated Dec 1269[192].  The testament of "Alix di Savoia e di Borgogna Contessa Palatina" dated Nov 1278, made with the consent of "Filippo di Savoia Conte di Borgogna e Palatino suo Marito", appoints "Ottone di Lei Figlio Signore di Salino, sii Conte di Borgogna" as her heir in the county, makes bequests to "Renaldo alto di Lei Figliuolo" and names "Gioanni altro di Lei figliuolo"[193].  He succeeded his mother in 1279 as OTHON V Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.  “Othes cuens de Bourgoingne, palatins et sires de Salins” names “nostre…oncle…Jehan de Chalon, signour d’Arlay…nostre…mere Aelis, jaidis contesse de Bourgoingne” in his charter dated 27 Apr 1279[194].  "Othes cuens palatins de Bourgoigne" granted privileges to the town of Arbois by charter dated May 1282[195].  Othon transferred his assets to his daughter Jeanne as her dowry by contract at Vincennes 2 Mar 1295.  He settled in Paris.  He led French troops to victory at the battle of Cassel, but died from his wounds soon after. 

m firstly (contract Mar [1258/59], 1263) PHILIPPA de Bar, daughter of THIBAUT II Comte de Bar & his second wife Jeanne de Toucy (-after Jun 1283).  A charter dated Mar 1258/59 records the marriage between “Hugues cuens palatins de Bourgoigne et Alix sa fame…de Othenin nostre ainnez fil” and “l’ainnée fille de Thiebaut conte de Bart[196].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

m secondly (9 Jun 1291) MATHILDE d'Artois, daughter of ROBERT II "le Bon/le Noble" Comte d'Artois & his first wife Amicie de Courtenay Dame de Conches-en-Ouches (1268-Paris 27 Oct 1329, bur Maubuisson, église abbatiale).  The Gesta Philippi Tertia Francorum Regis of Guillaume de Nangis records that "comes Attrebati Robertus...unicam filiam" married "Otholinus comes Burgundiæ", dating the event to [1284/85] in a later passage[197]She was invested as Ctss d'Artois after the 1302 death of her father, but her succession was disputed by her nephew Robert d'Artois.  King Philippe IV of France found in her favour 9 Oct 1309.  She received Béthune at Fontainebleau Dec 1311.  Her vassals in Artois rebelled against her in 1315.  She was accused of criminal acts but acquitted 9 Oct 1317.  "Mathildis comitissa Actrebatensis et Burgundie, palatina ac domina Salinensis" confirmed the purchase of clothes for the poor of Arbois, by "dominus noster…Philippus…Francie et Navarre rex…ac…filia nostra Johanna…regina" for the soul of "domini nostri bone memorie domini Othonis comitis Burgundie", by charter dated 20 Dec 1320[198].  The testament of "Mathildis comitssa Attrebatensis et Burgundiæ Palatina ac domina Salinensis", dated 24 Mar 1328, chooses burial "in ecclesia B. Mariæ Regalis prope Pontifaram" at the foot of "genitoris mei Roberti quondam comitis Atrebatensis" or "in ecclesia Fratrum Minorem apud Parisius" next to "Roberti…filii mei", appoints as her heir in Artois "Johannam…filiam meam…Reginam Francie et Navarræ" and in default "filiam meam Johannam ducissam Burgundiæ eiusdem Reginæ primogenitam", donated property for the soul of "domini et mariti mei Othonis quondam comitis Atrebatensis et Burgundiæ Palatini ac domini Salinensis", and makes other bequests[199]

Comte Othon V & his first wife had one child:

1.         ALIX de Bourgogne (-after 31 Jan 1285).  The marriage contract between “Robert Duc de Bourgogne...Jean fils dudit Duc Robert” and “Othon Comte de Bourgongne Palatin sire de Salins...Alix fille dudit Comte Othon” is dated [3 Mar] 1280 [N.S.][200]Betrothed (22 Sep 1279, contract abbaye de Bèze 3 Mar 1280) JEAN de Bourgogne, son of ROBERT II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Agnès de France (before 22 Sep 1279-[1283]). 

Comte Othon V & his second wife had three children:

2.         JEANNE de Bourgogne (before 2 Mar 1291-Roye, Somme 21 Jan 1330, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in Jan 1307 "apud Corbolium" of "Philippus regis Franciæ Philippi filius secundus genitus" and "Johannam primogenitam Odonis quondam Burgundiæ comitis ex filia Roberti Attrebati comitis"[201]She succeeded her father in 1303 as JEANNE Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne.  She was accused of adultery in Spring 1314 and imprisoned in the château de Dourdan.  She was declared innocent and taken back by her husband.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "Johanna...sponsa Philippi comitis Pictavensis" was accused of adultery at the same time as her sister and sister-in-law in 1314, imprisoned "apud Durdactum castrum", but found not guilty and was reconciled with her husband[202]"Mathildis comitissa Actrebatensis et Burgundie, palatina ac domina Salinensis" confirmed the purchase of clothes for the poor of Arbois, by "dominus noster…Philippus…Francie et Navarre rex…ac…filia nostra Johanna…regina" for the soul of "domini nostri bone memorie domini Othonis comitis Burgundie", by charter dated 20 Dec 1320[203].  The testament of "Mathildis comitssa Attrebatensis et Burgundiæ Palatina ac domina Salinensis", dated 24 Mar 1328, chooses burial "in ecclesia B. Mariæ Regalis prope Pontifaram" at the foot of "genitoris mei Roberti quondam comitis Atrebatensis" or "in ecclesia Fratrum Minorem apud Parisius" next to "Roberti…filii mei", appoints as her heir in Artois "Johannam…filiam meam…Reginam Francie et Navarræ" and in default "filiam meam Johannam ducissam Burgundiæ eiusdem Reginæ primogenitam", donated property for the soul of "domini et mariti mei Othonis quondam comitis Atrebatensis et Burgundiæ Palatini ac domini Salinensis", and makes other bequests[204]m (contract Vincennes 2 Mar 1295, Corbeil, Marne Jan 1307) PHILIPPE de France, son of PHILIPPE IV King of France & his wife Juana I Queen of Navarre ([1292/93]-Longchamp, near Paris 3 Jan 1322, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  He was recognised Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, Sire de Salins, by right of his wife, 26 Jun 1310.  Comte de Poitiers Dec 1311.  He was appointed regent on the death of his brother 1316, awaiting the birth of his nephew.  He succeeded his nephew in 1316 as PHILIPPE V King of France and Navarre.  

3.         BLANCHE de Bourgogne (1296-Abbaye de Maubuisson Apr 1326)The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1308 of "Karolus regis Franciæ tertius filius" and "Blancham filiam secundam quondam ducis Burgundiæ Othelini"[205]She was accused and convicted of adultery.  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that "Margareta Navarræ regina juvencula et Blancha regis Navarræ Karoli fratris junioris uxor" were accused of adultery respectively with "Philippo et Galtero de Alneto fratribus militibus" in 1314, and in a later passage under 1315 that "Blancha", while in prison, became pregnant by her jailer or according to others by her own husband ("a serviente quodam eius custodiæ deputato dicebatur...a proprio [comite] diceretur")[206]She was imprisoned at Château-Gaillard.  Boudet quotes correspondence between various members of the French royal family and Pope John XXII, dated May to Aug 1318, requesting an urgent annulment of the marriage, and insinuating (although not expressly stating) that the pregnancy was the real reason for the urgency[207]An annulment was finally granted in May 1322 on the grounds of consanguinity.  The Chronique Parisienne records the annulment of the marriage of “Blanche d’Artoiz la premiere fame Charlez le roy de France et de Navarre...enclose au Chasteau de Gaillart en Normandie”, both because of “l’esmouvement de la fornicacion et avoutrie contre elle approuvé de son amy et mal veullant Gaultier d’Annoy chevalier, frere de Philippe d’Annoy, qui pour ce furent escorchez tous vifs” and because of the consanguinity between the couple[208]The Flores historiarum of Bernard Guidonis records the annulment "XIV Kal Jun" in 1322 by Pope John XXII of the marriage between "Karolus...filius quondam tertiogenitus Philippi regis" and "Blancham comitis Burgundiæ filiam"[209]She became a nun at the Abbey of Maubuisson after her repudiation.  m (before Apr 1308, annulled 19 May 1322) as his first wife, CHARLES de France, son of PHILIPPE IV King of France & his wife Juana I Queen of Navarre (Creil, Oise 18 Jun 1294-Château du Bois de Vincennes 1 Feb 1328, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  Comte de La Marche 1314.  He succeeded his brother in 1322 as CHARLES IV King of France and Navarre. 

4.         ROBERT de Bourgogne (1300-[21/30] Sep 1317, bur Paris Franciscan Church).  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of his mother "Mathildis comitssa Attrebatensis et Burgundiæ Palatina ac domina Salinensis", dated 24 Mar 1328, which chooses burial "in ecclesia B. Mariæ Regalis prope Pontifaram" at the foot of "genitoris mei Roberti quondam comitis Atrebatensis" or "in ecclesia Fratrum Minorem apud Parisius" next to "Roberti…filii mei"[210].  Comte de Bourgogne 1302.   The Chronique Parisienne records the death “à Paris” of “Robert d’Artoiz filz Othelin jadiz conte de Bourgongne [et] de Maheult contesse d’Artoiz, fille Robert jadiz conte d’Artoiz jadiz à Courtray ochiz” and his burial “à Paris en l’eglise des Freres Mineurs”, dated to end Sep 1317 from the context[211].  [Betrothed (after 8 May 1304) to ELEANOR of England, daughter of EDWARD I King of England & his second wife Marguerite de France ([1302/04]-Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire before 28 Aug 1310).  King Edward I appointed “Johannis de Cabilone domini de Arlay et...Johannis de Baar et Ottonis de Grandisono militum” as proxies for the marriage between “Robertum (bonæ memoriæ Ottonis quondam Burgundiæ et Attrabati comitis defuncto et...dominæ Matill. Burgundiæ et Attrabati comitissæ nuper uxoris ipsius comitis filium et hæredem” and “Alianoram filiam nostram” is dated 8 May 1304[212].  It is unclear whether the negotiations proceeded as far as a betrothal.  Edward I King of England confirmed the dowry of “nostre...file Alianore” by charter dated 31 Aug 1306[213].  King Edward I requested papal dispensation for the marriage between “Alianoram filiam nostram” and “filium...quondam comitis Burgundiæ...” dated 4 Oct 1306[214].] 

 

 

 

E.      SIRES d'ARLAY

 

 

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

 

 

JEAN de Salins, son of JEAN [I] "l'Antique" Comte de Chalon, Sire de Salins & his third wife Laure de Commercy (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…[215].  “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[216]Sire d'Arlay 1267.  A charter dated 4 May 1269 confirms the restitution of “le donjon de l’Estoille” to “dame Lore contesse de Chalon et à Jehan son fils” by “Estienes sires d’Oiseler…et li sires de Jayz[217].  Rudolf I von Habsburg King of Germany, his brother-in-law, granted him the town and castle of Neuchâtel [1288].  He fought with Rudolf, as the latter's Lieutenant, in the war against the Counts of Burgundy and Ferrette in 1289, being rewarded with the avouerie of the Abbaye de Saint-Claude in May 1291.  He bought the Viscounty of Besançon from Eudes de Montferrand.  Marshal of the Bishop of Liège 1297/98.  Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France recognised him as Governor of the County of Burgundy 28 Aug 1306[218].  His date of death is set by the charter dated 30 Oct 1315 of Louis X King of France which refers to the inheritance of “Hugone de Cabilone domino de Arlato, milite, et Johanne de Cabilone…eius fratre[219]

m firstly (contract 26 Sep 1272, 1280) MARGUERITE de Bourgogne, daughter of HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Béatrice de Champagne (-after [1305]).  The testament of “Hugo dux Burgundiæ”, dated Sep 1272, bequeathed dowry for “Margaretam filiam meam” for her marriage to “Ioanni filio quondam...Ioannis comitis Burgundie domini Salinensis defuncti[220].  The testament of “Hugo de Burgundia, dominus Montis Regalis” dated 1 Apr 1285 names “filiam meam Beatricem…uxor mea Margarita…Ysabellam Romanorum reginam, B. comitissam Marchie, et Marguaritam dominam Allaii uxorem Johannis de Cabilone militis, sorores meas[221].  “Jehans de Chalon, sires d’Arlay, et Marguerite sa fame, et Biatrix de Bourgoingne comtesse de La Marche et d’Angoulesme, suer de ladite Marguerite” issued a charter dated to [1305] relating to the purchase of “la chestellenie de Lylle souz Monreaul[222].  Dame de Vitteaux 1294, by grant of her half-brother Duke Robert as part of the succession of her brother Huguenin. 

m secondly ([1312]) as her second husband, ALIX de Clermont Vicomtesse de Châteaudun, dame de Mondoubleau, heiress of Dunois, widow of GUILLAUME de Flandre Heer van Dendermonde, daughter of RAOUL [III] de Clermont Seigneur de Nesle, Connétable de France & his first wife Alix de Dreux Vicomtesse de Châteaudun (-1330).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the marriage contract between "Robert comte de Boloigne et Robert de Boloigne chevalier son fils" and "Jehan de Chalon Seigneur d’Arlay et Aelis dame de Neele sa femme...et Marie de Flandres fille de ladite dame de Neele", dated Feb 1312[223]According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the daughter of Guillaume de Flan dre Heer van Dendermonde was the second wife of Jean de Chalon Sire d'Arlay[224].  The previously quoted source demonstrates that this is incorrect. 

Jean & his first wife had three children:

1.         HUGUES de Chalon (-4 Dec 1322).  “Jehans de Chalon sires d’Allay et de Neelle” granted “le fié dou chestel de Poupet dessus Salins” to “nostre…fiz Hugue de Chalon chevalier” by charter dated 6 Aug 1314[225].  The charter dated 30 Oct 1315 of Louis X King of France refers to the inheritance of “Hugone de Cabilone domino de Arlato, milite, et Johanne de Cabilone…eius fratre[226]Sire d'Arlay et de Vitteaux.  m (13 Feb 1302) BEATRIX de la Tour du Pin, daughter of HUMBERT [I] de la Tour du Pin Dauphin de Viennois & his wife Anne Dauphine de Viennois Ctss d'Albon (after 1273-10 or 12 Jun 1347).  The contract of marriage between "Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes…Beatrici filiæ nostri" and "Johannes de Cabilione dominus de Arlaco…Hugo de Cabilione filius" is dated 13 Feb 1302[227].  The necrology of Saint-Claude records the death "II Id Jun" of "Beatrix Viennensis domina de Allaio"[228]

a)         JEAN de Chalon (-25/26 Feb 1362)Sire d'Arlay, d'Arguel et de Cuiseaux. 

-        see below

b)         LOUIS de Chalon .  1322. 

c)         HUGUES de Chalon (-1340).  Seigneur de La Rivière. 

d)         JACQUES de Chalon .  Sire de Vitteaux.

2.         JEAN de Chalon (1300-22 Jun 1334).  The charter dated 30 Oct 1315 of Louis X King of France refers to the inheritance of “Hugone de Cabilone domino de Arlato, milite, et Johanne de Cabilone…eius fratre[229].  Canon at Langres Cathedral  and Besançon Cathedral 1316.  Canon in Paris 1317.  Deacon of Langres Cathedral 1318.  Bishop of Basel 1325, resigned 1328.  Bishop of Langres 1328.  Pair de France. 

3.         ISABELLE de Chalon (-[10 Mar 1352/19 Jun 1359])"Gioanni di Challon Signore d'Arlay" and "--- di Savoia Signore di Vaud" agreed to transfer property as part of the dowry of "Isabella di Chalon sua Sorella Moglie di detto Signore di Vaud" dated Feb 1309[230], although "sorella" is presumably an error for "figlia".  The contract of marriage between "Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" and "Isabella figlia di Gio. di Chalon Signore d'Arlai" is dated 9 Jul 1309[231].  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” and “la contesse de La Marche tante de ladite Ysabel[232].  "Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" lifted the obligation of "Guglielmo di Montagny suo Nipote" relating to the dowry for "Isabella di Chalon sua Consorte" by charter dated Dec 1332[233].  The testament of "Lodovico secundo di Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated 29 Mar 1340 makes bequests "ad Isabella di Challon sua Consorte…"[234].  A charter dated 10 Mar 1352, under which "Guillermus comes Namurcensis dominus Vuaudi" issued an arbitral decision relating to a dispute between the chapter of Lausanne and "dominum Iohannem condominium Albone militem", records the intervention of "illustres dominas dominam Ysabellam de Cabilone et dominam Katerinam de Sabaudia eius filiam, conjugem nostrum dominas Waudi" in a certain aspect of the dispute[235] "Ysabella de Scabellione domina Novicastri relicta…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi" granted rights in her lands to "consanguineorum nostrorum Guilliermi de Grandissono et Ioannis dominorum Albone" by charter dated 13 Jun 1352[236].  It is unclear why Isabelle is called "domina Novicastri" in this document.  Her age indicates it is unlikely she owed the title to a second marriage to a "seigneur de Neuchâtel".   m (9 Jul 1309) LOUIS [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud, son of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l'Amaury] ([1290]-Feb 1349). 

Jean & his second wife had one child:

4.         CATHERINE de Chalon (-[1355])m (11 Jun 1342) as his second wife, THIBAUT [V] Seigneur de Neuchâtel, son of THIBAUT [IV] Sire de Neuchâtel[-en-Bourgogne] & his wife Agnes von Geroldseck (-1366, bur Lieucroissant). 

 

 

JEAN de Chalon, son of HUGUES [I] Sire d'Arlay et de Vitteaux [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Beatrix de la Tour du Pin (-25/26 Feb 1362)Sire d'Arlay, d'Arguel et de Cuiseaux. 

m firstly (before 1332) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Mello Dame de l'Hermine, widow of MAURICE [VII] de Craon Seigneur de Sainte-Maure et de Marcillac, daughter of DREUX [IV] de Mello & his second wife Eléonore de Savoie (-1360). 

m secondly (1361 after 3 Oct) as her first husband, MARIE de Genève, daughter of AMEDEE III Comte de Genève & his wife Mathilde de Boulogne [Auvergne] (-after 28 Aug 1396).  She married secondly (contract Annecy 2 Mar 1368, divorced) as his second wife, Humbert [VI] de Thoire-Villars, who succeeded in 1372 as Sire de Thoire et Villars. 

Jean & his first wife had six children:

1.         HUGUES de Chalon (1334-1388)Sire d'Arlaym (Papal dispensation 2 Jul 1363) BLANCHE de Genève Dame de Frontenay, daughter of AMEDEE II Comte de Genève & his wife Mathilde de Boulogne [Auvergne] (-1420). 

2.         JEAN de Chalon (-murdered 1360).  Seigneur d'Auberive.  He was killed by one of his brothers.  m (1355) as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Lorraine, daughter of FERRY IV Duke of Lorraine & his wife Elisabeth von Habsburg (-after 9 Aug 1376).  She married secondly Konrad Graf von Freiburg, and thirdly (before 14 Feb 1364) Ulrich IV Herr von Rappoltstein (-[11 Apr/5 Sep] 1377).  Seigneur Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Chalon (-after 1412).  She succeeded her father as Dame d'Auberive.  m JEAN [III] de La Chambre, son of JEAN II de La Chambre & his wife Isabelle de Savoie (-25 Aug 1418). 

3.         LOUIS de Chalon (-1366).  Sire d'Arguel et du Cuiseaux.  m (1360) MARGUERITE de Vienne, daughter of PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pymont et de Ruffey & his wife Huguette de Sainte-Croix (-after 1399).  Louis & his wife had two children: 

a)         JEAN de Chalon (-Paris 2 Sep 1418).  Sire de Cuiseaux et de Vitteaux.  Sire d'Arlay 1388.  He succeeded in 1393 as JEAN Prince d'Orange, by right of his wife. 

-        PRINCES d'ORANGE

b)         HENRI de Chalon (-killed in battle 11 Sep 1396).  Sire d'Arguel.

4.         MARGUERITE de Chalon ([1338]-Jul 1392)m (contract 13 Aug 1356) ETIENNE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard, son of HENRI de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes de Bourgogne [Comté] Ctss de Montbéliard ([1325]-Montbéliard 2 Nov 1397).

5.         BEATRIX de Chalon (-after Jul 1402).  Dame de Broyes.  m (4 Aug 1362) ANTOINE de Beaujeu, son of --- (-14 Aug 1374).

6.         JEANNE de Chalon (-1380)m JEAN de Vergy Seigneur de Champlitte, son of ---. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de CICON

 

 

The castle of Cicon was located near Ornans, south-east of Besançon[237].  It was a fief of the archbishop of Besançon[238]

 

 

1.         LAMBERT de Cicon (-after [1080]). 

 

 

1.         BLANDINE de Cicon (-after Nov 1208)Stephanus comes Burgundiæ” granted property “apud Sistum et Fresne Sancti Mammeris et Torreres et Novamvillam” to “Stephano filio meo de Blandina de Cicons” and “Blandina mater eiusdem Stephani...quamdiu vivet”, provided that she would retain only half “si...capere maritum voluerit”, with the consent of “Iohannes filius meus”, by charter dated Nov 1208[239]Mistress of: 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). 

 

 

1.         JACQUES de Cicon (-before 1215).  Seigneur de Châtillon-Guyotte. Lord of Karystos in Eubœa.  m SIBYLLE de la Roche, daughter of PONS de la Roche Seigneur de Ray & his second wife Pontia [de Rougement/de Dramelay].  Jacques & his wife had two children: 

a)         OTHON de Cicon (-after 1278).  He gave refuge to Baudouin II Emperor of Constantinople after the latter fled Constantinople, to whom he lent 5,000 Byzantine hyperperes receiving in exchange an arm of St John the Baptist[240].  Titular Triarch of Eubœa (northern part). 

-        TRIARCHS of EUBŒA

b)         PONS (-1249).  Seigneur de Châtillon-Guyotte.  

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-GUYOTTE[241]

 

 

1.         AMAURY de Ciconm ---.  Amaury & his wife had two children: 

a)         RENAUD de CiconRenaz chevaliers de Cicons et...Othes ses freres, filz monseignour Emaurry chevalier” swore homage to “monseignour Jehan comte de Bourgoigne et seignour de Salins”, with the exception of their responsibility to “monsi Richard de Montbeliard”, by charter dated Jun 1245[242]

b)         OTHON de CiconRenaz chevaliers de Cicons et...Othes ses freres, filz monseignour Emaurry chevalier” swore homage to “monseignour Jehan comte de Bourgoigne et seignour de Salins”, with the exception of their responsibility to “monsi Richard de Montbeliard”, by charter dated Jun 1245[243]

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de CUISEAUX

 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] de CuiseauxSeigneur de Cuiseaux et de Clairvaux.  m ---.  The name of Hugues’s wife is not known.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Cuiseaux (-before 2 Jul 1137).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Her date of death is set by the charter dated 2 Jul 1137 under which her husband "Amedeus comes Gebennensis" granted privileges to the monastery of Saint-Martin, for the absolution of "patris et matris et uxoris mee"[244]m as his first wife, AMEDEE [I] Comte de Genève, son of AIMON [I] Comte de Genève & his wife Ita --- (-28 Jun 1178). 

 

 

1.         PONS [I] de Cuiseaux (-after 1189).  "Poncius de Cuisel" donated "dimidiam terram de Sancto Claudio et medietatem de la Ior..." to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Bonlieu, with the consent of "Poncius filius ipsius Poncii et Amedeus qui filiam eius uxorem habebat et ipsa uxor Ermengaudis", by charter dated 1189[245]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1189).  "Poncius de Cuisel" donated "dimidiam terram de Sancto Claudio et medietatem de la Ior..." to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Bonlieu, with the consent of "Poncius filius ipsius Poncii et Amedeus qui filiam eius uxorem habebat et ipsa uxor Ermengaudis", by charter dated 1189[246].  Pons [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         PONS [II] de Cuiseaux (-[1230/34])"Poncius de Cuisel" donated "dimidiam terram de Sancto Claudio et medietatem de la Ior..." to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Bonlieu, with the consent of "Poncius filius ipsius Poncii et Amedeus qui filiam eius uxorem habebat et ipsa uxor Ermengaudis", by charter dated 1189[247]Seigneur de Cuiseaux"Pontius dominus de Cusello" swore homage to Tournus, except for his obligations to "Ottonis comitis Burgundiæ hæredis imperatoris" to Tournus Saint-Philibert by charter 1200, and again by charter dated 1218[248].  “Pontius dominus Cuyselli et Laurentia uxor eius” agreed not to dispose of “omnibus quæ habebunt de escheeta comitis Barri super Sequanam" without the consent of "comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Aug 1220[249].  “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][250].  “Pontius de Cuysello et Laurentia eius uxor” confirmed the sale of “escheetæ comitatus Barri super Sequanam" by "Pontio de Monte Sancto Johannis" to "Theobaldo comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated 3 Apr [1223/24][251].  "P. dominus Cuiselli et Hugo…filius meus" donated property to the monastery of Seillon by charter dated 1230[252]m LAURE, daughter of --- & his wife Helvis du Puiset.  “Pontius dominus Cuyselli et Laurentia uxor eius” agreed not to dispose of “omnibus quæ habebunt de escheeta comitis Barri super Sequanam" without the consent of "comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Aug 1220[253].  She is referred to as daughter of Helvis in the charter dated 1208 under which "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" noted the donation by "Elvis soror mea domina de Balenio" to Jully-les-Nonnains, affirmed by "filie predicte Helvis"[254].  “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][255].  “Pontius de Cuysello et Laurentia eius uxor” confirmed the sale of “escheetæ comitatus Barri super Sequanam" by "Pontio de Monte Sancto Johannis" to "Theobaldo comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated 3 Apr [1223/24][256].  Pons & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES [II] de Cuiseaux (-before 1244).  "P. dominus Cuiselli et Hugo…filius meus" donated property to the monastery of Seillon by charter dated 1230[257]Seigneur de Cuiseaux.  A charter dated 1234 records the settlement of a dispute between “abbatem et ecclesiam sancti Eugendi” and “dominum Hugonem de Cuisello et Pontium fratrem eius” relating to “castrum de Jure prope Estivax[258].  According to Guichenon, Hugues had three daughters married to Amedée Seigneur de Gex (which does not appear possible from a chronological point of view), Hugues Seigneur d’Aubespin, and Fromond Seigneur de Tramelay[259].  This information has not been verified against primary sources.  m (after [1223]) AGNES de Charny, daughter of PONCE de Mont-Saint-Jean Seigneur de Charny & his second wife Sibylle de Noyers.  “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][260].  Hugues [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       JEAN [I] de Cuiseaux (-after 1275)Seigneur de Cuiseauxm firstly (before May 1258) JEANNE de Salins, daughter of JEAN "l'Antique/le Sage" Sire de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Mathilde de Bourgogne [Capet] (-[1265/68]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly as her first husband, CATHERINE de Montluel, daughter of HUMBERT [II] Sire de Montluel & his wife Alix de la Tour.  She married secondly (before 1280) Simon de Montbéliard-Montfaucon Seigneur de Montrond de Maillot. 

-         SEIGNEURS de CUISEAUX[261]

ii)         PONS [III] de Cuiseaux .  A charter dated 1234 records the settlement of a dispute between “abbatem et ecclesiam sancti Eugendi” and “dominum Hugonem de Cuisello et Pontium fratrem eius” relating to “castrum de Jure prope Estivax[262]Seigneur de Clairvaux. 

-         SEIGNEURS de CLAIRVAUX[263]

2.         daughter .  "Poncius de Cuisel" donated "dimidiam terram de Sancto Claudio et medietatem de la Ior..." to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Bonlieu, with the consent of "Poncius filius ipsius Poncii et Amedeus qui filiam eius uxorem habebat et ipsa uxor Ermengaudis", by charter dated 1189[264]m (before 1189) AMEDEE, son of ---. 

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de FAUCOGNEY, VICOMTES de VESOUL

 

 

Faucogney was located in the arrondissement of Lure, in the present-day French département of Haute-Saône[265]

 

 

1.         GISELBERT [I] de Faucogney (-after 1092).  Vicomte de Vesoul.  Guillaume states that “Gislebert Sire de Faucogney et Vicomte de Vesoul” founded the priory of Marteroy-les-Vesoul by charter dated 1092, but does not cite the corresponding source[266]

 

2.         GISELBERT [II] de Faucogney (-after 26 Jul 1166).  Vicomte de VesoulEmperor 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...[267]

 

 

1.         RAINARD de Faucogney (-after 1215).  Seigneur de Faucogney.  "Rainardus dominus de Faucognie", with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea", and "Guillermus et…Richardus domini de Acella" assisted at the foundation of the priory of Saint-Urbain de Saulx by charter dated 1215[268]m CLEMENCE, daughter of --- (-after 1215).  "Rainardus dominus de Faucognie", with the consent of "Clementia uxore mea", and "Guillermus et…Richardus domini de Acella" assisted at the foundation of the priory of Saint-Urbain de Saulx by charter dated 1215[269]

 

2.         AIMON de Faucogney (-after 1240).  Vicomte de Vesoulm ---.  Aimon & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Faucogney (-before 24 Apr 1301)Vicomte de VesoulJoannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of la Charité made by “Johanne domino Falcogneii vice-comite Visulii et...Elvige uxore eius nepte nostra” by charter dated Jul 1257[270]m (Feb 1255) HELOISE de Joinville, daughter of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-after 21 Oct 1312, bur monastery of Montigny).  “Joannes comes Burgundiæ et dominus Salinensis” confirmed the donation to the abbey of la Charité made by “Johanne domino Falcogneii vice-comite Visulii et...Elvige uxore eius nepte nostra” by charter dated Jul 1257[271].  "Noble dame Eluix, vicontesse de Vesoul" acquired property at Montigny from "Jehans de Vyl, escuiers, et…Jaquate sa fame", by charter dated 1280[272].  Dame de Montigny.  "Heluis vicomtasse de Vesoul" founded the monastery of Montigny for the soul of "mon seignour Jehan, mon mari…sires de Facoigney", by charter dated Jan 1286[273].  "Heyluix de Jeinville dame de Monteigney davant Vesoul" donated property to the abbaye de Hérival for the soul of "signour Jehan jai signour de Faucogneix mon mari", by charter dated 24 Apr 1301[274].  The testament of "domine Heluidis domine de Facoigneys" is dated 21 Oct 1312, and names "mon…fil Jehan signor de Faucogney"[275].  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEAN de Faucogney .  The testament of "domine Heluidis domine de Facoigneys" is dated 21 Oct 1312, and names "mon…fil Jehan signor de Faucogney"[276]

b)         CLEMENCE de Faucogney (-4 Dec 1267)Stephanus dominus d’Oiseler” donated “molendinum meum de Fresne Mamerti” to La Charité, with the consent of “uxore mea Clementia et Iohanne filio meo”, by charter dated 1242[277]The necrology of La Charité records the death “11 Non Dec” 1267 of “Clementia de Faucogney domina de Oyselet[278]The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified.  m ETIENNE Baron d’Oiselet, illegitimate son of ETIENNE [III] Comte de Mâcon & his mistress Blandine de Cicon (1208-after 1267, bur Abbaye de La Charité). 

c)         --- de Faucogney .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Humbertum et Theobaldum” as the brothers of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus..." archbishop of Besançon, adding that “Humberti filius Ugo” was the father of “Haymonem modernum” by “filia Haymonis de Falcongneis[279]m HUGUES de Rougemont, son of HUMBERT [II] de Rougemont & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de la ROCHE-sur-l'OGNON

 

 

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

 

 

PONS de la Roche, son of --- 1100. 

m --- [de Màcon, daughter of ETIENNE [I] Comte de Mâcon & his wife Beatrix de Lorraine].  The charter dated 18 Feb 1149, under which Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the withdrawal by "domnus Raaldus de Ceys" of his claim to the church of Saintoche, witnessed by "Hugo de Rocha et Otto frater eius, nepotes nostri…"[280], suggests that the mother of the two brothers was the archbishop’s sister. 

Pons & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUGUES de la Roche (-before 1180).  Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the withdrawal by "domnus Raaldus de Ceys" of his claim to the church of Santoche by charter dated 18 Feb 1149, witnessed by "Hugo de Rocha et Otto frater eius, nepotes nostri…"[281].  

-        de la ROCHE, SEIGNEURS de ROULANS[282].   

2.         OTHON de la Roche (-before 1161)Humbert Archbishop of Besançon confirmed the withdrawal by "domnus Raaldus de Ceys" of his claim to the church of Santoche by charter dated 18 Feb 1149, witnessed by "Hugo de Rocha et Otto frater eius, nepotes nostri…"[283]m GERTRUDE, daughter of ---.  Othon & his wife had three children: 

a)         PONS de la Roche   1159.  Seigneur de Ray.  m firstly (before 1168) MATHELIE, daughter of ---.  m secondly PONTIA [de Rougement/de Dramelay].  1170/79.  Pons & his first wife had four children:

i)          OTHON [I] de la Roche (-before 1234).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Otto de Rupe…Pontii de Rupe in Burgundie filius" when recording that he was made "dux Atheniensium atque Thebanorum" by Geoffroy de Villehardouin[284]Seigneur de la Roche-sur-l’Ognon, in Burgundy.  Seigneur de Ray.  Lord of Athens. 

-         DUKES of ATHENS

ii)         PONS de la Roche .  Seigneur de Flagey. 

iii)        CLEMENCE de la Rochem PIERRE de Cicon "le Angres", son of ---. 

iv)       BONIETTE de la Rochem GERARD d'Achey Seigneur de Chavirey, son of --- (-1227). 

Pons & his second wife had three children: 

v)        HUMBERT de la Roche

vi)       THIBAUD de la Roche

vii)      SIBYLLE de la Roche m (before 1215) JACQUES de Cicon Seigneur de Châtillon-Guyotte, Lord of Karystos in Euboea (-before 1215). 

b)         OTHON de la Roche

-        [de CHAMBORNAY[285].]   

c)         BEATRIX de la Roche

3.         PONS de la Roche

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de ROUGEMONT

 

 

Rougemont was located in the arrondissement of Baume-les-dames, in the present-day French département of Doubs[286]

 

 

1.         THIBAUT [I] de Rougemont (-after 1116).  m ---.  The name of Thibaut’s wife is not known.  Thibaut [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUMBERT [I] de Rougemont (-bur Bellevaux).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election in 1220 of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus, filius Theobaldi de Rogemont, filii Humberti comitis Stephani consobrinus" as archbishop of Besançon[287]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          THIBAUT [II] de Rougemont .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election in 1220 of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus, filius Theobaldi de Rogemont, filii Humberti comitis Stephani consobrinus" as archbishop of Besançon[288]

-         see below.   

 

 

THIBAUT [II] de Rougemont, son of HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife --- .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election in 1220 of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus, filius Theobaldi de Rogemont, filii Humberti comitis Stephani consobrinus" as archbishop of Besançon[289].  Vicomte de Besançon. 

m ALIX de Traves, daughter of THIBAUT Seigneur de Traves & his wife Alix ---. 

Thibaut [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         THIBAUT [III] de Rougemont (-after Jan 1242).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Humbertum et Theobaldum” as the brothers of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus..." archbishop of Besançon[290].  It is assumed that Thibaut was older than his brother Humbert, despite the order in which their names appear in Alberic, because he inherited his father’s viscomital title.  Vicomte de Besançon.  “Theobaudus dominus de Rubeomonte” swore homage to “Joannis comitis Burgundiæ et domini Salinensis”, except for his responsibility to the archbishop of Besançon, by charter dated late Jan 1242[291]m ---.  The name of Thibaut’s wife is not known.  Thibaut [III] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Rougemont (-1290, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[292]m ROBERT de Choiseul Seigneur de Traves, son of RENAUD [III] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Alix de Dreux (-1280, bur Morimond). 

2.         HUMBERT [II] de Rougemont .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Humbertum et Theobaldum” as the brothers of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus..." archbishop of Besançon, adding that “Humberti filius Ugo” was the father of “Haymonem modernum” by “filia Haymonis de Falcongneis[293]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES de Rougemont .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Humbertum et Theobaldum” as the brothers of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus..." archbishop of Besançon, adding that “Humberti filius Ugo” was the father of “Haymonem modernum” by “filia Haymonis de Falcongneis[294]m --- de Faucogney, daughter of AIMON Seigneur de Faucogney & his wife ---.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

i)          AIMON de Rougement .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names “Humbertum et Theobaldum” as the brothers of "Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus..." archbishop of Besançon, adding that “Humberti filius Ugo” was the father of “Haymonem modernum” by “filia Haymonis de Falcongneis[295]

3.         GERARD de Rougemont (-1228).  Deacon of Saint-Jean.  Archbishop of Besançon 1220.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1220 that, after the death of “Amedeus archiepiscopus Bisuntinensis”, the churches of “sancti Stephani...et sancti Iohannis” competed for supremacy in the town but on the same day both independently elected “domnus Conradus legatus” as bishop to be submitted for Papal approval, although “Gerardus Sancti Iohannis decanus filius Theobaldi de Rogemont filii Humberti comitis Stephani consobrinus et habuit fratres Humbertum et Theobaldum. Humberti filius Ugo de filia Haymonis de Falcongneis genuit Haymonem modernum” was elected as archbishop[296]

 

 

 

K.      SIRES de SALINS (MÂCON)

 

 

HUMBERT de Mâcon, son of AUBRY [I] [de Narbonne] Comte de Mâcon & his wife Tolana de Mâcon (-before 958).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres"[297].  "Leutaldus atque et Umbertus filii…Alberici [comitis]" are named in an undated charter of Saint-Vincent de Mâcon[298].  "Albericus comes…filii mei Letboldus et Umbertus" donated property to Saint-Vincent de Mâcon by charter dated [930][299].  "Unberti fratris eius" consented to the donation of Letald Comte de Mâcon dated Feb 944[300]Sire de Salins.  “Leuttaldus” donated “ecclesias...in villa...Gradiacus in honore Sancti Mauricii...alia in rure...Pontiliacus”, for the souls of “senioris mei Hugoni...Archicomitis...genitoris mei Alberici ac genetricis meæ Attalæ”, to the church of Besançon, with the consent of “Umberti fratris illius”, by charter dated 951, subscribed by “Widonis, Windilsmodi, Ugonis comitis Atoariorum...Alberici vicecomitis...[301]

m [WANDALMODIS, daughter of ---.  "Mulier quædam nobilis…Wandalmodis" donated property for the soul of "mariti sui Humberti" by undated charter[302], the use of the same first name by her supposed granddaughter indicating that this may have been the wife of Humbert Sire de Salins.  It is not certain that this entry refers to the wife of Humbert de Mâcon Sire de Salins.] 

Humbert & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         HUMBERT [II] de Salins (-25 Jul, after Jan 971, bur Besançon Saint-Paul).  "Humberti nepotis mei" is named in the donation of "Leutaldus comes" to Cluny dated 4 Jan 958[303]Sire de Salins.  "Umberti" subscribed the charter of "Albericus comes Matisconensis" dated 14 Jan 971, immediately after "Leotaldi" (assumed to be the count's son), but the relationship between the two is not specified[304].  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death “VIII Kal Aug” of “Humbertus pater domini Hugonis Archipresulis[305]m ERMENBURGE, daughter of LAMBERT & his wife --- (-26 Oct ----, after 16 Apr 1028).  Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed the donation of "medietatem ecclesiæ S. Gorgonii in villa…Albonna in episcopate Vesontiensi", and other property which "Lambertus pater eius" had accepted from the king, by "Hermenburgæ nobiliori schrinæ ortæ" whom "Umberto" had married, by charter dated 16 Apr 1028[306].  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Oct “E” of “Ermenburgis mater Hugonis Bisuntiensis Archeip.[307].  Humbert [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GAUCHER [II] de Salins (-13 Apr ----).  "Vualcherius miles de Salinis" confirmed donations of "Humberto patri suo" by undated charter, dated to after 1039, in the presence of "Hugo archiepiscopus, frater Vualcherii…"[308].   Sire de Salins

-        see below

b)         HUGUES de Salins (-27 Jul [1066 or 1067], bur Besançon Saint-Paul)Archbishop of Besançon .  "Vualcherius miles de Salinis" confirmed donations of "Humberto patri suo" by undated charter, dated to after 1039, in the presence of "Hugo archiepiscopus, frater Vualcherii…"[309].   The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death “VI Kal Aug” of “Hugo primus Archiepiscopus” and his donation[310].  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Paul records the death “VI Kal Aug” of “Hugo bonæ memoriæ hujus canonicæ institutor...apud nos sepultus[311]

c)         ERMENBURGE (-5 Apr, before 27 Dec 1087).  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Apr “E” of “Ermenburga soror H. Archiep.[312].  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[313].  Guillaume names her husband “Amedée de Navilley chevalier[314].  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death “VIII Id Jan” of “Wicardus archidiaconus nepos archiepiscopi Hugonis[315]m AMEDEE de Navilly, son of ---. 

2.         ADELA .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa"[316]m ---.  The name of Adela's husband is not known.  Adela & her husband had one child: 

a)         WANDALMODIS .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non germana, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[317]m as his first wife, ENGELBERT [II] de Brienne, son of [ENGELBERT [I] Comte [de Brienne] & his wife ---] (-1008 or after). 

3.         [WANDALMODIS (-after Oct 957).  Chaume proposes that Wandalmodis, wife of Bérard de Beaujeu, was the daughter of Humbert de Salins, for onomastic reasons as her son was named Humbert and her grandson Leotold[318].  "Vuandalmodis et filius meus Vuichardus" donated property "in pago Augustodunense…in villa Trescurtis…[et] in villa Vualiaco" to Cluny for the soul of "Letaudi filii mei" by charter dated to [987/96], subscribed by "Vuigonis, Lamberti, Girardi, Bernardi, Josberti, Aimini, Annoni, Humberti, Ermenardi, Roberti, Ermenrici"[319]m BERARD Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of --- (-[9 Dec 961/966]).]

 

 

GAUCHER [II] de Salins, son of HUMBERT [II] Sire des Salins & his wife Ermenburge --- (-13 Apr ----).  "Vualcherius miles de Salinis" confirmed donations of "Humberto patri suo" by undated charter, dated to after 1039, in the presence of "Hugo archiepiscopus, frater Vualcherii…"[320].   Sire de Salins.  “Galcherius Salinensis dominus” swore allegiance to the abbot of Agaune for “Bracon cum appendiciis suis...”, naming “Guidone archidiacono nepote meo”, by undated charter[321].  The necrology of Besançon cathedral records the death in Apr “E” of “Valcherius fr.  H. Archiep.[322]

m (before 1044) as her second husband, AREMBURGE, widow of ---, daughter of ---.  "Aremburgis uxor Vualcherii de Salins" made a donation to Cluny dated [1087], signed by "Vuilelmi filii sui, Arberti filius eius"[323], providing the only indication that she must have been married before marrying Gaucher, as well as "Vualterii filii eius" the latter presumably referring to her son by Gaucher. 

Gaucher [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUCHER [III] de Salins (-after 1087).  "Dominus Vualcherius, Salinensis oppidi prefectus, filius alterius" donated property to Romainmotier by undated charter, dated to before 1057[324].   "Vualcherius filius Vualcherii filii Humberti" donated property to Romainmotier, with the consent of "uxori meæ Beatrici…et filius meus Humbertus, tunc parvulus", by charter dated 1084[325].   “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, 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[326].  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[327]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  "Vualcherius filius Vualcherii filii Humberti" donated property to Romainmotier, with the consent of "uxori meæ Beatrici…et filius meus Humbertus, tunc parvulus", by charter dated 1084[328].   Gaucher [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUMBERT [III] de Salins ([1075/80]-before 1133).  "Vualcherius filius Vualcherii filii Humberti" donated property to Romainmotier, with the consent of "uxori meæ Beatrici…et filius meus Humbertus, tunc parvulus", by charter dated 1084[329].   “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, 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[330].  "Domnum Walcherium de Salins" donated the church of Mezges to Cluny by charter dated [1100] which names "filiis suis Humberto atque Hugone"[331]Sire de Salins.  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[332].  "Humbertus de Salinis" donated property to Romainmotier, with the consent of "filioque meo Walcherio", by undated charter[333].   “Humbertus de Salinis” donated property to Billon abbey on leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of “filia ipsius et Theobaldo marito eiusdem filiæ”, by undated charter[334]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert [III] & his wife had [seven] children: 

i)          GAUCHER [IV] de Salins (-15 Aug 1175, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  "Humbertus de Salinis" donated property to Romainmotier, with the consent of "filioque meo Walcherio", by undated charter[335].   Sire de Salins.  “Dominus Valcherius filius domini Humberti Salinensis” donated property to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the souls of “patris sui Humberti et avi sui Valcheri”, by charter dated 1133, witnessed by “...Stephanus vicecomes Bisuntinus...[336].  “Gaucherius Salinensis” donated property to the canons of Alaize, with the consent of “Rodulphus de Valbertivillare nepos eius”, by charter dated 1145[337].  “Gaulcherius Salinensis” donated property to the canons of Montbenoît by charter dated 18 Jun 1148, witnessed by “Rodulphus nepos meus, Bartholomæus et Guillelmus milites de Cicun...[338].  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...[339].  “Walcherius Salinensis dominus” confirmed donations made to Balerne abbey by “pater meus Humbertus et avus meus Walcherius”, with the consent of “comitissa filia mea et filiis eius...domina Salinensi et Nicoleta filia eius”, by charter dated 1172, witnessed by “Dominus Hugo præpositus Sancti Anatolii, Stephanus frater eius, Petrus Grossus, Willermus Turellus frater eius...[340].  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” granted “casamentum donni Pontii de Cuisello” to “comiti Girardo et filiæ meæ uxori eius”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hugo de Tramelay conestabulus...” which also refers to a dispute between “Simon de Commarcey” and “comitem Girardum[341].  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” donated property “in villa de Sup” to Besançon Saint-Etienne, and to “Guido nepos meus Salinensis archidiaconus...in vita sua”, confirmed by “comes Girardus et Maura comitissa et domina de Salinis” by charter dated 1175 witnessed by “...Hugo de Tremelay, Guido frater eius...Wuillelmus de Cicum, Odilo de Cicum[342].  The necrology of Besançon church records the death “XIX Kal Sep” of “Valterus dominus Salinensis” and his donation of “villam de Sup[343]m as her second husband, ---, widow of ---, daughter of --- (-after 1172).  Her two marriages, and her daughter by her first marriage, are confirmed by the charter dated 1172 under which “Walcherius Salinensis dominus” confirmed donations made to Balerne abbey by “pater meus Humbertus et avus meus Walcherius”, with the consent of “comitissa filia mea et filiis eius...domina Salinensi et Nicoleta filia eius[344].  Gaucher [IV] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       MAURETTE de Salins (-after 1218).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "[comes] Gerardum Viennensem" as "filiam Galteri de Salins"[345].  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” granted “casamentum donni Pontii de Cuisello” to “comiti Girardo et filiæ meæ uxori eius”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hugo de Tramelay conestabulus...” which also refers to a dispute between “Simon de Commarcey” and “comitem Girardum[346].  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” donated property “in villa de Sup” to Besançon Saint-Etienne, and to “Guido nepos meus Salinensis archidiaconus...in vita sua”, confirmed by “comes Girardus et Maura comitissa et domina de Salinis” by charter dated 1175 witnessed by “...Hugo de Tremelay, Guido frater eius...Wuillelmus de Cicum, Odilo de Cicum[347].  Heiress of Salins.  “Girardus comes Viennæ et Matisconensis et Maura comitissa et domina Salinensis” donated property to Salins Saint-Anatoile, for the soul of “domini Gualcherii Salinensis”, by charter dated 1175 witnessed by “...Hugo de Tremelay, Guido frater eius[348].  "Galcherus Salinensis dominus" founded the abbey of Golliane, with the consent of "Mora matre mea comitissa", by charter dated 1218[349]m (before 1172) GERARD [I] Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne, son of GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Ponce dame de Traves (-15 Sep 1184). 

ii)         HUMBERT [IV] de Salins (-after 1173).  “Gerardus comes” donated property to Vergy priory by charter dated 1173 witnessed by “Hugo de Tremolay conestabulus eius, et Hugo filius eiusdem conestabuli, et Fromundus de Tremolay, Pontius Fornerius, Humbertus de Salins frater domini Gualcherii...[350].  

iii)        daughter .  “Humbertus de Salinis” donated property to Billon abbey on leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of “filia ipsius et Theobaldo marito eiusdem filiæ”, by undated charter[351]m THIBAUT, son of ---. 

iv)       [daughter .  This may have been the same person as one of the other daughters who are named in this section.]  m --- de Valbert-villars, son of ---.  One child: 

(a)       RODOLPHE de Valbert-villars (-after 18 Jun 1148).  “Gaucherius Salinensis” donated property to the canons of Alaize, with the consent of “Rodulphus de Valbertivillare nepos eius”, by charter dated 1145[352].  “Gaulcherius Salinensis” donated property to the canons of Montbenoît by charter dated 18 Jun 1148, witnessed by “Rodulphus nepos meus, Bartholomæus et Guillelmus milites de Cicun...[353]

v)        ELISABETH de Salins .  “Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[354]m RENAUD de Traves, son of --- (-23 Sep, after 1157).  Constable of the county of Bourgogne. 

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

(a)       NICOLE (-after 20 Dec 1225).  Her ancestry and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter which records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[355].  Her husband’s estimated birth date suggests that Nicole was not the daughter of Humbert [III] Sire de Salins, but probably his granddaughter.  This hypothesis is supported by the reference in this document to the unnamed “genere suo” after Humbert’s name.  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[356].  Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura.  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "Nicholaa mater sua" had transferred serfs "in tota castellania Brecarum" to “Blanchæ...comitissæ Trecensis, pro domino Theobaldo comite eius filio” by charter dated 20 Dec 1225[357]m (before 1175) SIMON Seigneur de Broyes et de Commercy, son of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes & his first wife Stephanie de Bar Dame de Commercy ([1145]-after May 1208). 

vii)      [GUILLAUME de Salins (-after 1192).  “M...Matisconis et Vihennæ comitissa” confirmed an agreement between “Morestinus miles de Tolosa” and Rosières abbey by charter dated 1192, witnessed by “Guillermus senex de Salinis...[358].  The parentage of the witness is unknown.  However, his position first in the witness list, named before ecclesiastical witnesses, suggests that a position of seniority in the donor’s entourage.  It is therefore possible that he was her paternal uncle, of course very old at the time.] 

b)         HUGUES .  “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, 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[359].  "Domnum Walcherium de Salins" donated the church of Mezges to Cluny by charter dated [1100][360] which names "filiis suis Humberto atque Hugone". 

 

 

 

L.      SIRES de SALINS (IVREA/BOURGOGNE-COMTE)

 

 

GAUCHER de Vienne, son of GERARD [I] Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Maurette de Salins (-10 Aug 1219, bur Gouaille abbey).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Guilelmum Matisconensem sive Viennensem et Galterum de Salins" as children of "[comes] Gerardum Viennensem" & his wife[361].  He succeeded as Sire de Salins.  The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records that "nobilis Ebo de Charento" with "Gaucherio de Salis qui fuit filius Geraldi de Mania" with "nuru sua, quæ fuit uxor Archambaldi de Borbon et soror ducis Burgundiæ" invaded Limoges, dated to 1182[362].  “Wacherus dominus de Salinis” donated property to Besançon Saint-Etienne, for the soul of “patris mei Girardi comitis Viennensium”, by charter dated 1184[363].  “Dominum Gaucherium de Borbonio, dominamque Matildim uxorem meam” granted toll exemptions to Cluny, with the consent of “domini Guillelmi comitis fratris mei”, by charter dated 1189[364].  "Walcherius dominus Salinis filius comitis Girardi" confirmed a donation made by "Girardus Nigridoldus" to the abbey of Aulps by charter dated 1190[365].  "Galcherus Salinensis dominus" founded the abbey of Golliane, with the consent of "Mora matre mea comitissa", by charter dated 1218[366].  His date of death is fixed by the charter dated 1220 under which “Margarita filia Walcheri, quondam domini de Salinis” swore homage to “consanguinei mei Stephani comitis Burgundie[367].  The necrology of Gouaille abbey records the death “IV Non Aug” of “Galcherius dominus de Salinis fundator noster[368].  His place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated 1219 in which [his sister] “Ida duchissa Lotharingiæ domina de Coloniaco soror comitis Vuillelmi et Galcheri domini Salinensis” chose to be buried at Gouailles abbey “cum fratre fundatore[369]

m firstly (1180, divorced 1195) as her first husband, MATHILDE de Bourbon, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD "le Jeune" de Bourbon & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] ([1165/69]-18 Jun 1228).  "Guido de Donopetro tunc dominus de Borbonio et Mahaut uxor mea" confirmed concessions granted to Souvigny by "Archinbaudi de Borbonio et Agnetis uxoris sue et Archinbaudi eorundem filii" by charter dated 1196[370].  "Dominum Gaucherium de Borbonio, dominamque Matildem uxorem meam" granted concessions to Cluny by charter dated 1189 which names "domino Guillelmo fratre meo"[371].  Neither of these sources state directly that Mathilde was the daughter of the younger Archambaud but it is a reasonable assumption that this is the case.  “Dominum Gaucherium de Borbonio, dominamque Matildim uxorem meam” granted toll exemptions to Cluny, with the consent of “domini Guillelmi comitis fratris mei”, by charter dated 1189[372].  A charter dated 1195 records the divorce between "M dominæ de Borbonio" and "nobilis vir Galcherus de Salinis" on the grounds of consanguinity[373].  She married secondly (before 1196) Guy [II] Seigneur de Dampierre.  

m secondly (1200) as her first husband, ALIX de Dreux, daughter of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy ([1189]-1258).  “G. comes Matisconensis et Viennæ” donated property to Salins Saint-Anatoile, for the soul of “Galcheri fratris sui domini Salinensis”, with the consent of “Alys quondam uxore dicti G”, by charter dated 1219[374].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1221 under which “Renardus dominus Caseoli” granted dower to “Alaydi uxori meæ dominæ Salinensi[375], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which refers to one of the seven daughters (mentioned third in the list) of "comiti de Brana Roberto" and his wife Yolande as the wife of "Raynaldus de Casseblo"[376].  She married secondly (Nov 1221) Raynard [III] Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Henricus dominus Sombernonis” acted as guarantor for “Alidi dominæ Caseoli” relating to a debt owed by “domino Galchero de Salinis quondam marito suo” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, by charter dated Feb 1224[377].  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Charlier abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[378].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[379].  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Aalis nobilis domina de Choiseul et de Salins[380]

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

Gaucher & his first wife had one child: 

1.         MARGUERITE de Salins (-[Mar 1258/1259]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed, and her second marriage indicated, by the charter dated Oct 1240 in which “Vuillelmus filius Vuillelmi de Sabrano, quondam comitis Fourchacherii” names “matris nostre Margarite, domine Branceduni, filie Gaulcheri, quondam domini Salinensis” when selling the barony of Salins to “Johanni comiti Burgundie et domino Salinensi[381].  "Willelmus comes Forcauquerii et Margareta eius uxor" notified "Blanchæ...Trecensi comitissæ palatinæ" that they renounced any rights in the succession of "matris meæ M. dominæ Borbonii" in favour of "Guidonis de Dampetra et M. dominæ Borbonii", with the consent of “domini ducis Burgundiæ”, by charter dated Feb 1211 (O.S.)[382].  She succeeded her father in 1219 as Dame de Salins.  "Margarita filia Walcheri quondam domini de Salinis" donated "unam caldariam" to "consanguinei mei Stephani comitis Burgundiæ", with the consent of "viri mei Jocerani domini de Brancion", by charter dated 1220[383].  "Marguerite de Brancion", on the advice of "Jocerand le Gros son mari", renounced any rights "sur la baronnie de Bourbon" in favour of "Archambaud de Bourbon son frère" by charter dated 31 Oct 1221[384].  She and her husband sold Salins to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy.  "Josseranus Grossus dominus Branceduni et...Margareta eius uxor filia Galcheri quondam domini Salinensis...ac Henricus filius noster" exchanged their rights "in Baronia tota de Salinis" with Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy for "terra...apud Egnay" by charter dated Jun 1239[385].  "Marguerite dame de Brancion" acknowledged a debt to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, with the consent of "Henry seignor de Brancion mon fil", by charter dated Mar 1257 (presumably O.S.)[386]m firstly (1211) as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Sabran Comte de Forcalquier, son of GUIRAUD [II] Amic & his wife Alix Ctss de Forcalquier (-1219).  m secondly (1221) JOSSERAN [V] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion, son of HENRI [I] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his wife Beatrix de Vignory (-killed in battle Mansurah 1250). 

Gaucher had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 

2.          GERAUD bâtard de Salins The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  It is suggested by the charter dated 1239 under which “Girardus dictus Bastar miles Salinensis” granted property “in villa de Limuy” to “Joanni comiti Burgundiæ et domino Salinensi” if he died without legitimate heirs[387]Seigneur de Lemuy 1267.  Possible descendants: 

-        SALINS dit CHAMBRIER[388]

 

 

 

M.     SEIGNEURS de TRAVES

 

 

Traves was located on the river Saône near Vesoul, north of Besançon[389].  

 

 

1.         HUGUES de Traves (-after 1073).  Guillaume states that “Hugues seigneur de Trave” founded the church of Traves Saint-Pierre & Saint-Marcel by charter dated 1073, but does not cite the corresponding source[390]

 

2.         ETIENNE de Traves (-after [1090/99]). 

 

 

1.         GISELBERT de Traves (-after 1097).  Albert of Aix names "…Robertus filius Gerardi…Milo…cognomine Louez…Walterus de Domedart et eius filius Bernardus…Ruthardus filius Godefridi…Rodulfus ditissimus copiarum…Gisilbertus de Treva [Traves] unus de principibus Burgundiæ…Oliverus de castro Jussi…Achar de Montmerla…Walterus de Verveis, Arnulfus de Tyr, Johannes de Namecca…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[391]

 

 

1.         THIBAUT de Traves (-after 28 Oct 1157).  Constable of the county of Bourgogne.  Comes Stephanus...et fratrem meum comitem Gerardum” settled disputes with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “matris nostræ...comitis Willelmi patris nostri et avi nostri domini Theobaldi de Treva”, by charter dated 28 Oct 1157[392]m ALIX, daughter of --- (-23 Jan ----).  The necrology of La Charité records the death X Kal Feb” of “domina Alaida domina de Treua fundatrix huiusdomus[393].  Renaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         PONCE de Traves (-15 Apr after 1156)Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 28 Oct 1157 under which [her sons] “comes Stephanus...et fratrem meum comitem Gerardum” settled disputes with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “matris nostræ...comitis Willelmi patris nostri et avi nostri domini Theobaldi de Treva[394].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aleyde comitissa qui fuit unica heres de Treva, relicta Theobaldi de Rogemont" as wife of "comitem Guilelmum"[395].  Bouchard points out that Thibaut de Rougemont was still alive when Comte Guillaume is alleged to have married Ponce de Traves and suggests that the chronicle confused her with her mother[396].  It is more likely that Alberic confused Ponce with her sister Alix.  "Willelmus Masticonensis comes et Burgundie" donated "abbatiam de Balma" to Cluny by charter dated 14 Jun 1147, confirmed by "Poncia comitissa uxore mea et filiis meis Stephano et Gerardo"[397].  The necrology of La Charité records the death XVII Kal Mai” of “Poncia comitissa Burgundiæ[398]m GUILLAUME [III] Comte de Mâcon, son of ETIENNE [I] "Tête-Hardi" Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Beatrix of Lotharingia (before 1102-27 Sep 1155). 

b)         ALIX de Traves m THIBAUT [II] de Rougemont Vicomte de Besançon, son of HUMBERT [I] Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife ---. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         RENAUD de Traves (-23 Sep, after 1157)Constable of the county of Bourgogne.  The necrology of Besançon Saint-Paul records the death IX Kal Oct” of “Rainaldus miles de Treva” and his wife’s donation “apud Salinas[399]m ELISABETH de Salins, daughter of HUMBERT [III] Sire de Salins & his wife ---.  Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[400].  Renaud & his wife had three children: 

a)         RODOLPHE de Traves .  “Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[401]

b)         PIERRE de Traves (-24 Feb ----).  “Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[402].  The necrology of Besançon church records the death “XXIV Feb” of “Petrus filius Rainaldi de Treva[403]

c)         GAUCHER de Traves .  “Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[404]

2.         PIERRE de Traves (-after 1157).  “Uxor eius...Elisabeth” donated property “apud Salinas” to Besançon Saint-Paul, for the soul of “Renaldi constabulis, fratris domini Petri Sancti Stephani decani”, with the consent of “fratris sui Gualcherii et filiorum suorum Rodulphi...et Petri...et Gualcherii”, by undated charter[405]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de BELLEY

 

 

This chapter sets out a group of nobles about whom the least is known of all the nobility identified in the kingdom of Burgundy during the late 10th and early 11th centuries.  It includes possible descendants of Louis King [of Provence] (see the document PROVENCE), the possible ancestors of the counts of Savoy (see SAVOY), and Ermengarde, wife of Rudolf III King of Burgundy.  In each of these cases, the indications of family relationship are discussed below.  It is likely that two distinct families of nobility were involved, those of Comte Amedée and of Comte Humbert, both of whom signed a charter dated to [977], and who, as shown below, were probably related by marriage.  It is therefore likely that only one of these family groups was linked territorially to Belley, although it is not known which.  If this is correct, the territorial attribution of the other family is unknown, as counts named in the primary sources so far consulted in the preparation of the present document have been linked to other local counties which have so far been identified in the southern part of the Burgundian kingdom, with one exception.  The exception is the area which later developed into the county of Savoy, to which no references have been found until the early 13th century when Thomas I Comte de Maurienne appears to have been the first head of his family to have used the title "Comte de Savoie". 

 

 

1.         AMEDEE (-[976/990]).  Comte [de Belley].  "Amedei comitis, Umberti comitis, Arnaldi" witnessed the charter dated to [977] under which Conrad King of Burgundy approved the confirmation by the abbot of Saint-Chaffre of the monastery’s possessions "in pago Diensi atque Valentinensi"[406]m ---.  The name of Amedée’s wife is not known.  Amedée & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [AYMON (-[1050])Bishop of Belley [1032].  "Aymo Bellicensis episcopus" refers to property "ecclesiæ S. Ioannis Baptistæ" held by "pater noster Amedeus", by undated charter[407].  Carutti suggests that Aymon Bishop of Belley was the son of Amedée Comte [de Belley][408].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Bishop Aymon was the son of Amedée I "la Queue" Comte de Maurienne (see SAVOY)[409].  This may be based on a manuscript note attached to an undated charter, under which "Amedeus…comes et fratres mei, unacum genitrice nostra Gisla" donated property to the church of Belley "per nostros advocatos…comitem Aimonem Genevensem et Widonem de Mirabello", for the soul of "patris nostri Humberti comitis", states that "Hic Amadeus comes erat Belicensis pater Aimonis episcopi…"[410].  However, this note is incorrect as the donor under this charter was Amedée III Comte de Maurienne who lived about a century after Comte Amedée I.  It is not known whether any other authority exists for asserting that Aymon Bishop of Belley was the son of Amedée I.]

 

2.         --- .  The identify of Adelais’s first husband is not known, but it is possible that he was Comte Amedée referred to above.  If this is correct, it could explain why he and Adelais’s brother jointly signed the charter dated to [977] which is quoted above.  m as her first husband, ADELAIS, daughter of --- (-after [995]).  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated [995] under which "Humbert et Adelaide sa sœur, femme du comte Boson et mère du comte Humbert" donated property to Cluny[411].  She married secondly Comte Boson.  One child: 

a)         HUMBERT (-after [995]).  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated [995] under which "Humbert et Adelaide sa sœur, femme du comte Boson et mère du comte Humbert" donated property to Cluny[412]same person as…?  HUMBERT ([970/75]-[1 Jul 1047/51], bur Saint-Jean de Maurienne). Prévité-Horton suggests that he was the same person as Humbert "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne.  The various donations of property in the county of Belley made by the counts of Maurienne/Savoy in the mid-11th century do suggest that a relationship with this family of the comtes de Belley is a likely possibility. 

-        see below

 

 

Two siblings.  There are at least two possible theories about the parentage of this brother and sister, both of which fit from a chronological and a geographical perspective.  The first is that Humbert was Hubert de Vienne, son of Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne & his wife Teutberga ---.  Local primary sources use the names Hubert/Humbert interchangeably in the late 10th/early 11th century (see the examples quoted below under Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne).  The second theory, supported in particular by Manteyer, is that he was Humbert, son of Hugues de Troyes & his second wife Willa [of Burgundy].  Manteyer proceeds to identify Humbert as the possible father of Comte Humbert [I] de Maurienne and ancestor of the counts of Savoy[413].  As shown in the present document, it appears more likely that Comte Humbert [I] was the nephew of Humbert Comte [de Belley], assuming that the two were related.  Neither of these possible theories is very satisfactory from an onomastic point of view: none of the typical names in the Troyes family (Hugues, Garnier, Manassès, Thibaut, Willa…) are found among the known descendants of Humbert [I] Comte de Maurienne, and in the case of the Vienne family only Adelais (the name of the mother of Hubert de Vienne) is found from the other typical names (Charles, Teutberga, Richard, Louis…), a name which is not unusual enough to be used as a serious indication of family relationship. 

1.         HUMBERT (-after [995], maybe after 4 Apr 1003)Comte [de Belley].  "Amedei comitis, Umberti comitis, Arnaldi" witnessed the charter dated to [977] under which Conrad King of Burgundy approved the confirmation by the abbot of Saint-Chaffre of the monastery’s possessions "in pago Diensi atque Valentinensi"[414].  "Umberti comitis" subscribed a charter dated May 976 under which "Amalfredus sacerdos" donated property "in villa Medone…et in Sentinatis…et in Casellis villa" to Cluny[415].  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated [995] under which "Humbert et Adelaide sa sœur, femme du comte Boson et mère du comte Humbert" donated property to Cluny[416].  "Umberto comitis et uxoris suæ" signed the charter dated 4 Apr 1003 under which Eudes Bishop of Belley granted land "in pago Gratiopolitano in agro Salmojacense"[417].  It is not certain whether this charter relates to Humbert Comte [de Belley] or to his supposed nephew, son of his sister Adelais, Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne.  [m --- (-after 4 Apr 1003).] 

2.         ADELAIS ([950/60]-after [995]).  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated [995] under which "Humbert et Adelaide sa sœur, femme du comte Boson et mère du comte Humbert" donated property to Cluny[418].  If Adelais was the mother of Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne (see below), she would likely have been born in [950/60].  m firstly ---, son of ---.  m secondly BOSON, son of --- (-after [995]). 

 

 

Two probable siblings, parents not known with certainty.   

The origins of Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne, first known ancestor of the counts of Savoy, are unproven.  Alternative theories have been proposed: 

·         Manteyer suggests that he was descended from Garnier Comte de Troyes, whose son Hugues may have received part of the county of Vienne, and whose own son Humbert has been postulated (probably incorrectly, see above) as the father of comte Humbert [I][419]

·         Previté-Orton prefers the theory of descent from the local family headed by Amedée Comte [de Belley], living in [977] (see above)[420].  A link between these two groups of families is suggested by the various donations of property in the county of Belley made by Humbert [I] and his descendants (see the document SAVOY for these donations). 

·         descent from the first kings of Provence.  This proposition is based only on a manuscript note written by d’Hozier in 1675, in a copy of Guichenon’s Histoire généalogique de la maison de Savoie later deposited at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, which states that "les chartes qui établissent la descendance de la Maison de Savoie des rois de Provence sont dans les Cartulaires de Saint-Maurice à Vienne"[421].  Presumably such alleged descent would be through Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne, son of Louis King [of Provence], about whose two sons nothing is known apart from their names (see the document PROVENCE).  No reference to such charters is found in the commentary on the cartulary of Vienne Saint-Maurice published by Ulysse Chevalier, or in the handful of charters themselves which he published[422].  It must be assumed that, if such documentation ever existed, it has since disappeared. 

·         son of "Béraud".  The book of anniversaries of the church of Aosta includes an entry dated 1040 the dating clause of which notes "regnante et principante in Valle nostra Augustæ Salassorum Umberto P. Maurianensi filio illustris Beroldi de Saxonia"[423].  This is the origin favoured by Guichenon after reviewing numerous alternative theories.  In addition to "tradition" in the family, he bases his conclusion on an anachronistic heraldic argument and a supposed common connection with St Maurice.  He identifies Béraud with "Berthold" who is named in two charters of Rudolf III King of Burgundy dated 1016 and 1018 (see the last chapter of the present document).  Guichenon also launches into highly speculative conjecture about the precise origin of Béraud in the families of Widukind and Emperor Otto I (see the document SAXONY DUKES) which is not worth summarising[424].  Assuming that the Aosta entry is factually correct (it is assumed that it is not contemporary), the reference to "Saxonia" may represent an imperfect transcription.  It is therefore possible that Humbert was the son of a local "comte Béraud" who is otherwise unrecorded. 

It is also possible that Humbert [I] was related to Ermengarde, second wife of Rudolf III King of Burgundy, who appointed him as her representative in administrative dealings relating to her territorial holdings after her husband died.  If this is correct, the family relationship cannot be traced as Queen Ermengarde’s parentage is not known, although the fact that Humbert [I]’s possible sister was also named Ermengarde (see below) may indicate a family connection. 

1.         HUMBERT ([970/75]-1 Jul [1047/51], bur Saint-Jean de Maurienne).  ["Umberto comitis et uxoris suæ" signed the charter dated 4 Apr 1003 under which Eudes Bishop of Belley granted land "in pago Gratiopolitano in agro Salmojacense"[425].  It is not certain whether this charter relates to Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne or to his supposed maternal uncle Humbert Comte [de Belley].]  "Rodolfus rex" jointly with "…comitibus Rodulpho et Uberto" gave the castle of Moras to "Umberto episcopo eiusque matri domine Freburgie et nepotibus eius, Wigonis bone memorie filiis, Umberto Wigoni Willelmo" by charter dated 6 Jun 1009[426].  Lanter Bishop of Langres granted property "in comitatu Genevensi et pago Albonensi in villa…Casei", except for that part held by "Ermengardis regina", to "nostro amico Humberto comiti et duobus heredibus filiis eius…unus…Amedeus et alter Burchardus episcopus" for life, by charter dated 8 Apr 1022[427].  "Ermengardis, domini Rodulphi regis coniux" founded the monastery of Talloires "in pago Albanense in villa…Talueris", with the advice of "…comitis Umberti", by charter dated to [1025], signed by "Umberti comitis…"[428].  "Donnus Ubertus comes" exchanged property with "Dominum Brocardum Episcopum Augustensis" by charter dated 16 Nov [1026][429].  "Ermengart regina" donated "duos mansos in pago Genevense" to Cluny, for the soul of her late husband Rudolf III King of Burgundy, acting "per advocatum meum comitum Humbertum", by charter dated to [1033/48][430].  It is assumed that this document refers to Comte Humbert, although this is not beyond all doubt.  Saint-Genis (who assumes that the co-identity is correct) suggests that the use of the term "advocatum" in this document indicates that Humbert was administrator of royal lands only and was not a direct fiefholder himself[431].  If this is correct, the title "comes" would have been honorary, linked to his royal appointment rather than territorial holdings.  At first sight the hypothesis of Saint-Genis appears attractive because, if Humbert held no county, his parentage may have been obscure, which could account for the difficulties in tracing his origin.  However, there appears no reason why Humbert could not have held comital jurisdiction over a specific territory at the same time as an appointment as "advocatus" of the queen in relation to her own property.  In any case, all the earlier documents quoted here confirm that Humbert held full comital status, although none of them specify his geographical jurisdiction (which is not unusual for early 11th century charters).  His appointment by Queen Ermengarde as her representative may indicate a family relationship between the two, which cannot now be traced as the queen’s parentage is not known.  "Amedeus filius Uberti comitis et Adaelgida uxor mea" donated "ecclesia S. Mauricii…in pago…Maltacena" to the priory of Bourget by charter dated 22 Oct 1030, signed by "Uberti comitis, Anciliæ uxoris eius, Amedei comitis, Adilæ uxoris eius…Rodulphi regis, reginæ Ermengardis, Odonis, Antelmi"[432].  Humbert recognised the suzerainty of Emperor Konrad II, to whom King Rudolf III bequeathed the kingdom of Burgundy in 1032, and fought against Eudes II Comte de Blois who challenged the emperor’s inheritance[433].  The emperor invested Humbert with Chablais and Saint-Maurice en Valley in 1034 as a reward for his services[434].  From this time, he is taken to have become HUMBERT I "blancis manibus/of the White Hands" Comte de Maurienne, Comte de Chablais.  His nickname appeared for the first time in the 14th century Chronicle of Hautecombe[435].  According to Szabolcs de Vajay, the popular version is a misreading of "blancis moenibus/of the White fortresses"[436].  Saint-Genis suggests that the nickname should be considered the equivalent of "clean hands", indicating Humbert’s honesty in administrative dealings[437].  "Hubertus comes" donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean and Saint-Urse by charter dated 1040, signed and consented to by "Oddo, Amedeus comes, Aymo Sedunensis episcopus, Brochardus filius Huberti comitis, Petrus marchio filius Odonis marchionis et commitissæ"[438].  "Domnus Upertus comes" is named in a charter relating to a church "in loco Scalas quod antiquitus vocatur Lavastrone" dated 21 Jan 1042, signed by "Brochardi archiepiscopi, Aimoni episcopi, Ameei, Oddoni, Orlini et filiorum eius Wigoni, Anselmi, Rostagni, Bornoni…Rostagni"[439].  "Umbertus comes et filii mei Amedeus et Oddo" donated the church "in pago qui antiquitus vocatur Lavastrone…Scalas in episcopati Gratianopolitano" to the abbey of Saint-Chaffre by charter dated 10 Jun 1042, signed by "Brochardi archiepiscopi, Amedei comitis, Oddonis, Bornonis, Aureliani, Rostagni"[440].  "Humbertus comes et Theobaldus episcopus Maurianensis" donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean by charter dated 14 Jun 1046, signed by "Aimonis nepotis eius, Ioannis, Berillonis, Odonis"[441].  "Domni Huberti comitis…" subscribed the charter of "Aymo" (his presumed grandson) dated [1046][442]

-        COMTES de SAVOIE

2.         [--- .  His/her family connection with Comte Humbert "blancis manibus" is suggested by the charter dated 14 Jun 1046, under which Comte Humbert ("Humbertus comes et Theobaldus episcopus Maurianensis") donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean, signed by "Aimonis nepotis eius, Ioannis, Berillonis, Odonis"[443].  This document suggests that Comte Humbert was the brother of one of Aymon’s parents.  As is shown above, the evidence for the parentage of Humbert’s supposed grandson named Aymon is shaky, which would suggest that "nepos" in this document should be interpreted as nephew.  m ---.]  same person as…?  BURCHARD (-after Jun 1023).  "Borchardus et filius meus Aimo" donated "ecclesiæ Beati Genesii, quæ olim fuit S, Andreæ…in comitatu Beliacensi in pago vel in villa S. Genesii" to Vienne Saint-André, "pro remedio seniorum nostrorum domni regis Gondradi et filii eius domni regis Rodulfi et domne regine Ermengardis, domnique Borchardi archiepiscopi et domni Huberti comitis et uxoris eius Nanchile, seu pro remedio patris et matris mee et comitisse Ermengardis uxoris mee" by charter dated Jun 1023[444].  This charter shows that the donor was not the same person as Burchard, son of Humbert "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne, who is presumably identified as "domni Huberti comitis".  In any case, Humbert’s son is recorded as a bishop in a charter dated 8 Apr 1022.  Nevertheless, there appears to have been a close family relationship between the two, as shown by the charter dated 14 Jun 1046 quoted below, under which "Humbertus comes…" donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean[445], is signed by "Aimonis nepotis eius…".  The signatory is probably identified with Aymon, son of Burchard, which suggests that one of Aymon’s parents was the brother/sister of Comte Humbert.  m [as her second husband,] ERMENGARDE, [widow of --- Comte,] daughter of --- (-after Jun 1023).  "Borchardus et filius meus Aimo" donated "ecclesiæ Beati Genesii, quæ olim fuit S, Andreæ…in comitatu Beliacensi in pago vel in villa S. Genesii" to Vienne Saint-André, "pro remedio seniorum nostrorum domni regis Gondradi et filii eius domni regis Rodulfi et domne regine Ermengardis, domnique Borchardi archiepiscopi et domni Huberti comitis et uxoris eius Nanchile, seu pro remedio patris et matris mee et comitisse Ermengardis uxoris mee" by charter dated Jun 1023[446].  The reference to her as "comitisse Ermengardis" in the [1023] charter suggests that she bore this title in her own right, presumably because she was the widow of a comte before she married Burchard, as neither her husband nor her son used the title "comes" in their own donations.  Burchard & his wife had one child: 

a)         AYMON (-after [1046]).  "Borchardus et filius meus Aimo" donated "ecclesiæ Beati Genesii, quæ olim fuit S, Andreæ…in comitatu Beliacensi in pago vel in villa S. Genesii" to Vienne Saint-André, "pro remedio seniorum nostrorum domni regis Gondradi et filii eius domni regis Rodulfi et domne regine Ermengardis, domnique Borchardi archiepiscopi et domni Huberti comitis et uxoris eius Nanchile, seu pro remedio patris et matris mee et comitisse Ermengardis uxoris mee" by charter dated Jun 1023[447].  "Aymo" donated the church of St Genesius to Saint-André-de-Bas at Vienne, referring to the earlier donation by his unnamed father to the same abbey, by charter dated [1046], subscribed by "domni Huberti comitis, domni Amedei comitis, domni Aimoni Sedunensis episcopi, Odo marchio"[448].  "Aimo filius Burchardi et Ermengardis comitisse" donated property "…loco sepulturo patris mei [et]…in villa Jalzinium" to Saint-André-de-Bas at Vienne, referring to an earlier donation by his unnamed father to the same abbey, by an undated charter[449].  ["Humbertus comes et Theobaldus episcopus Maurianensis" donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean by charter dated 14 Jun 1046, signed by "Aimonis nepotis eius, Ioannis, Berillonis, Odonis"[450].  This document suggests that Humbert "Blancibus Manis" Comte de Maurienne (who was the donor) was the brother of one of Aymon’s parents.  As is shown in the document SAVOY, the evidence for the parentage of Humbert’s supposed grandson named Aymon is shaky, which would suggest that "nepos" in this document should be interpreted as nephew.] 

 

 

1.         ERMENGARDE (-25 or 27 Aug after 1057).  As noted above, a family relationship between Ermengarde Queen of Burgundy and Humbert [I] "blancis manibus" Comte de Maurienne is suggested by her appointment of the latter as her "advocatus" in dealings relating to her property (see charters quoted above).  Ermengarde’s second marriage is confirmed by Thietmar, who records that "King Rudolf's wife" commended to Emperor Heinrich II her two sons, stepsons of her husband, at a meeting at Strasbourg in 1016 but does not name them[451], read together with the charter dated 1019 in which "Ermengarda regina et filii mei Ugo et Willelmus" are named[452].  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Ermengardis" as wife of "Rodulfus rex", specifying that she was childless, but does not give her origin[453].  "Rodolfus…rex" gave "sponsæ meæ Irmingardi" the town and county of Vienne by charter dated 24 Apr 1011[454].  "Rodolfus…rex" names "Irmingarda regina coniuge nostra" in a charter dated 28 Jul 1011[455].  "Rodulfus rex" names "Irmingarda coniuge mea" in a charter dated 14 Jan 1029[456].  A possible indication of her origin is provided by the charter of "Ermengart regina" dated 1033 for the soul of "Rodulfi regis" under which she donated land "in pago Genevense" to Cluny[457], although it is impossible to confirm any relationship with the families of the counts of Geneva whose earliest attested male progenitor is Gerold Count of Geneva who, if related to Ermengarde, would have belonged to a subsequent generation.  "Ermengardis regina" donated property "…loco sepulture patris mei [et]…in villa Jalzinium" to Saint-André-de-Bas at Vienne "pro redemptione animis senioris mei Radulfi regis" by an undated charter[458].  "Ermengarda vidua regina, uxor quondam Rodulfi regis" made a donation to the church of Grenoble by charter dated 20 Sep 1057[459].  The necrology of Savigny records the death "VIII Kal Sep" of "Ermengardis regina Vienne que dedit Tallueriensem"[460].  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the death "VI Kal Sep" of "Ermengarda uxor Rodulphi regis" and her burial at Vienne[461]m firstly --- (-before 1011).   The identity of Ermengarde’s first husband is not known.  Europäische Stammtafeln[462] identifies him as Rotbald [II] Comte de Provence, son of Boson [II] Comte d'Arles & his wife Constantia [de Vienne]. Presumably this is based on the charter dated 1019 which is signed by "Ermengarda regina et filii mei Ugo et Willelmus"[463], assuming that "Willelmus" was the same person as Guillaume [V] Comte de Provence, son of Comte Rotbald [II].  However, this co-identity is far from satisfactory.  There are two main problems.  Firstly, the sons are ordered "Ugo et Willelmus" in the 1019 document, which suggests that Hugues was the older son.  However, no other reference has been found to Comte Guillaume [V] having an older brother named Hugues, which in any case is not a name which is found in the family of the comtes de Provence.  Secondly, Comte Guillaume [V] is named with his wife in a charter dated 992 which, if correctly dated, shows that he could not have been born much later than [975].  If that is correct, his mother would have been too old in 1011 to have married King Rudolf III, who was presumably hoping for an heir as he was childless by his first marriage.  Europäische Stammtafeln appears to find a way around these difficulties by stating that Ermengarde was the wife of "Rotbald [III]" who, it says, was the son of Comte Rotbald [II][464].  However, no primary source has been found which confirms that this Rotbald [III] Comte de Provence ever existed.  m secondly ([24 Apr/28 Jul] 1011) as his second wife, RUDOLF III King of Burgundy, of CONRAD I "le Pacifique" King of Burgundy [Welf] & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian] (-5/6 Sep 1032, bur Lausanne Cathedral).  Ermengarde & her first husband had two children: 

a)         HUGUES (-after 1019).  "Ermengarda regina et filii mei Ugo et Willelmus" signed a charter dated 1019[465].  Thietmar records that "King Rudolf's wife" commended to Emperor Heinrich II her two sons, stepsons of her husband, at a meeting at Strasbourg in 1016 but does not name them[466].  The identification of these two brothers as the sons of Comte Rotbald [II] assumes that Comte Rotbald’s supposed third wife Ermengarde married secondly Rudolf III King of Burgundy, which as explained above is not proven beyond doubt. 

b)         GUILLAUME (-after 1019).  "Ermengarda regina et filii mei Ugo et Willelmus" signed a letter dated 1019[467].  Thietmar records that "King Rudolf's wife" commended to Emperor Heinrich II her two sons, stepsons of her husband, at a meeting at Strasbourg in 1016 but does not name them[468].  The identification of these two brothers as the sons of Comte Rotbald [II] assumes that Comte Rotbald’s supposed third wife Ermengarde married secondly Rudolf III King of Burgundy, which as explained above is not proven beyond doubt.  As far as Guillaume is concerned, it seems unlikely that he was the same person as Guillaume [V] Comte de Provence who, as a middle-aged adult, would not have needed to be "commended" to the emperor by his wife in 1016.  In any case, it seems unlikely that Rotbald would have given the name Guillaume to the second of the sons when his older half-brother, the future Guillaume [V] Comte de Provence, was still alive as shown above. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    COMTES de FOREZ et de LYON

 

 

A.      COMTES de FOREZ, [COMTES de LYON]

 

 

In the early 10th century, the pagus Lugdunensis is recorded within the kingdom of Burgundy, as shown for example by a charter dated 23 Apr 943 (under which Conrad King of Burgundy donated property “villam…Boliniacum cum ecclesia in pago Lugdunense” to Cluny)[469], and an undated charter dated to [942/74] (under which Conrad King of Burgundy donated “res site in pago Lucdunensi” to Cluny)[470].  According to Auguste Bernard in his Histoire territoriale du Lyonnais[471], the pagus Lugdunensis comprised the following subdivisions from the early 10th century:

  • a reduced pagus Lugdunensis around the town of Lyon itself. 
  • the pagus Forensis or Forez. 
  • the pagus Rodanensis or Roanne. 
  • the pagus Jiarensis or Giarensis along the banks of the river Gier. 
  • the pagulus Lugdunensis, along the left bank of the Saône, approximately corresponding with the arrondissement of Trévoux. 

Bernard also adds a possible county known as Varisenus or Vausinus or Trahesinus (the author says that the spelling of the word is unclear in the only document which refers to this area[472]) in the north-eastern part, in which no known count has been identified.  In addition, it is possible that the western part of the pagus Lugdunensis was under the jurisdiction of the counts of Auvergne in the early 10th century. 

 

Little information has been found about the earliest counts of Lyon.  The date when the pagus Lugdunensis was first referred to as a county is not known.  However, the mentions of “comitatus” in place of “pagus” are infrequent before the 11th century.  In the cartulary of Savigny, whose charters date from the mid-9th century, the earliest charter naming “comitatu Lugdunensi” instead of “pagus Lugdunensi” is dated 18 Oct 959[473].  However, this is an isolated example, as the vast majority of other charters in the cartulary refer to “pagus”.  This persistence in avoiding naming the county in the charters of Savigny continued well past the mid-11th century.  This documentary evidence suggests that the pagus of Lyon never evolved into a county in the same way as other pagi in other parts of France in the 10th and 11th centuries.  An alternative explanation is that the scribes expressly omitted references to “county” to avoid involvement in the on-going jurisdictional disputes between the counts and the archbishops of Lyon.  Nevertheless, it is not at all clear that there were any counts of Lyon before the end of the 10th century.  Possible early 10th century references to counts named Guillaume may provide a false trail, as all the documents could refer to the successive counts of Poitou/dukes of Aquitaine, who were also comtes d’Auvergne and who, as noted above, possibly held jurisdiction over part of the county of Lyon.  “Leotaldus [comes] et uxor mea Berta” donated “noster situs in comitatu Lucdunensi” to Cluny by charter dated Mar 943[474], but the donor in this charter is identified as Létaud Comte de Mâcon (and his second wife) who is nowhere recorded as count of Lyon.  Auguste Bernard suggests that the wording of some charters dated to the mid-10th century indicates that the archbishops of Lyon enjoyed temporal as well as spiritual power in the city of Lyon[475], although no document has so far been identified which states expressly that they held the county of Lyon in their capacity of archbishops. 

 

The earliest reference to a count of Forez so far identified is the donation to Cluny by "Artaldus comes Forensis" dated 1078, although two generations of his ancestors are recorded with the title "count" without a territorial qualification since 994, as shown below.  The "pagus forensi" was based around Feurs, Monbrison.  Auguste Bernard suggests that the counts of Forez were the only counts in the county of Lyon by the end of the 10th century and that they extended their jurisdiction over the whole county except for the town of Lyon itself[476].  It is possible that they used “Forez” to describe their county to avoid conflict with the archbishops, and that the counts of Forez had always been the only counts in the pagus Lugdunensis.  Agreement between the counts of Forez and the archbishop of Lyon was reached in 1173, after which there was presumably no further question of the title “comte de Lyon”. 

 

The reconstruction of parts of the genealogy of the comtes de Forez is based only on information set out in the work of Jean-Marie de La Mure, which is based on a manuscript dated 1675 but was published in Paris in 1860[477].  As will be seen below, La Mure’s conclusions about some family relationships are based on primary sources which he refers to, but does not quote in full, and for which he cites no precise source references.  It has not proved possible to assess the accuracy of this information, based on the published cartularies which have been consulted during the preparation of the present document.  For example, La Mure refers to several charters relating to the monastery of Cluny which are not included in the compilation of Cluny charters which was published by Bernard and Bruel.  It is not known whether La Mure had access to original documentation which has since disappeared or whether his information is unreliable, although it should be said that his description of the documents in question is in most cases detailed, including precise names of the properties donated, which does inspire some confidence. 

 

After the death in 1372 of Jean Comte de Forez, last male representative of the line of comtes de Forez who were descended from the family of the comtes de Viennois, the county was inherited by Louis II Duc de Bourbon, husband of Comte Jean’s niece Anne de Clermont.  The rights of the duc de Bourbon had been confirmed 18 May 1370, when Charles V King of France authorised the renunciation in his favour by the king’s brother Louis Duc d’Anjou, stated to be "curateur de Mgr Jean de Forez", of his rights in the county[478].  It appears that Comte Jean’s mother must have retained some interest in the county of Forez despite this renunciation, until 5 Jul 1382 when "domina Johanna de Borbonio, relicta…Guidonis comitis Forensis, comitissa Forensis" donated her rights in the county of Forez to "dominam Annam Dalphine duchissam Borbonii, filiam suam et…dominum Ludovicem ducem Borbonii eius nepotem, conjuges"[479].  Louis Duc de Bourbon transferred his rights in the county of Forez to his wife by charter dated 5 Jan 1383[480]

 

 

1.         [GUILLAUME [I] (-after 27 Aug 925).  Auguste Bernard states that "Guillaume Comte de Lyon" divided his territories between his children: "à Guillaume l’aîné…le Lyonnais, à Artaud le Forez, et à Bernard ou Béraud ou Gérard, la sirerie de Beaujolais", but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[481].  It appears from his text that he is referring to an earlier "comte Guillaume", and that Guillaume [I] would therefore have been his eldest son.  Paradin quotes a charter dated 913 of Austerius Bishop of Lyon which names “comes Vuillelmus[482], although Auguste Bernard casts doubt on the authenticity of this document which he suggests in any event is incorrectly dated and may in fact refer to Guillaume “le Pieux” Duke of Aquitaine[483].  Paradin quotes another undated charter of “Vuillelmus…Lugdunesium comes[484].  “Remigii archiepiscopi et Vuillelmi comitis” consented to a donation of property “in pago Lugdunensi, in valle Bevronica, in villa…Felice Vulpe” to the abbey of Savigny by charter dated 27 Aug 925[485].  It is possible that the latter two charters refer to Guillaume II Duke of Aquitaine, who is also recorded as Comte d’Auvergne, the comtes d’Auvergne being closely associated at that time with the western part of the county of Lyon as mentioned in the introduction to this Chapter.  The absence of ducal title attributed to Guillaume in these documents is not conclusive: Duke Guillaume is named "Wilelmo iuniore, comite" and "domno illustrissimo marchione Alvernorum et comite Matisconensi", in charters dated May 926 and Dec 926 respectively[486], in relation to his position in the county of Mâcon.  There is therefore no reason to suppose that he would not have been accorded a comital title in documents relating to any jurisdiction he may have had within the county of Lyon.  It is therefore uncertain whether "Guillaume [I] Comte de Lyon" existed as a separate person.] 

 

2.         [GUILLAUME [II] (-after 28 Mar 944).  A charter dated 28 Mar 944 noted the obligations to Cluny of “Ademaro Lugdunensi vicecomite” relating to “Tosciaco”, in the presence of “domni Hugonis…marchionis” and subscribed by “…Leotaldi comitis, Caroli comitis, Vuilelmi comitis…”[487].  The first two subscribers are identified as Letaud Comte de Mâcon and Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne.  It is possible that “Vuilelmi comitis” was Comte de Lyon, although if this is correct it is uncertain why he should be listed third considering that the charter was issued by the vicomte de Lyon.  Another possibility is that “Vuilelmi comitis” was in fact Guillaume I “Tête d'Etoupes/Caput-stupæ” Comte de Poitou who is also recorded as comte d’Auvergne, the comtes d’Auvergne being closely associated with the western part of the county of Lyon as mentioned in the Introduction to this Chapter.  In addition, Auguste Bernard refers to “Adèle sa femme…dans l’obituaire d’Ambierle[488], this being the name of the wife of Guillaume I Comte de Poitou.  If on the other hand, the Guillaume named in 944 was different from the comte de Poitou, it is possible that he was the successor of Guillaume [I] Comte de Lyon, maybe his son.  It is assumed that neither of these Comte Guillaume was related to the family of the later Comtes de Lyon and Forez, in which the name Guillaume appears only from the early 11th century.] 

 

 

1.         [ARTAUD [I] (-[960]).  Auguste Bernard states that Guillaume Comte de Lyon divided his territories between his children: "à Guillaume l’aîné…le Lyonnais, à Artaud le Forez, et à Bernard ou Béraud ou Gérard, la sirerie de Beaujolais", but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[489].  If this is correct, Artaud [I] would have been the younger brother of Comte Guillaume [I] shown above.  Samuel Guichenon, in his Histoire de la Souverainté de Dombes written in 1662, refers to Comte Artaud [I] who lived in 900 and his son Geraud, but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[490].  According to Auguste Bernard, Artaud [I] died in 960, but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[491].  We are therefore left with no primary source which corroborates the existence of Artaud [I].  m ---.  The name of Artaud's wife is not known.  According to Auguste Bernard, the wife of Artaud [I] was "Taresia", whose death, he says, is recorded "V Id Jun" in the necrology of the priory of Ambierle, but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[492].  Artaud [I] & his wife had one child:]

a)         [GERAUD (-before [984/93]).  Samuel Guichenon, in his Histoire de la Souverainté de Dombes written in 1662, refers to Comte Artaud [I] who lived in 900 and his son Géraud, but cites no primary source on which this is based[493].  According to Auguste Bernard, Géraud died in 990, but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[494].]  m GIMBURGIS, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 994 under which "Artaldus comes, Gerardi quondam nobilis viri et Gimbergiæ filius" donated property to Savigny[495].  Géraud & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          ARTAUD [II] (-[993 or 999] or [11 Oct 1000]).  "Artaldus comes, Gerardi quondam nobilis viri et Gimbergiæ filius" donated property "in pago Lugdunensi in ago Cegniacensi…in villa Toriniaco" to Savigny by charter dated 994, subscribed by "Artaldi comitis et uxoris eius Theodebergiæ"[496]

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ii)         [ONFROI .  Guichenon cites earlier secondary sources which quote an epitaph (disappeared by 1662 when Guichenon was writing) which records the death in "the year 99" of "Artaudus comes Lugdunensis et comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci et Umfredus frater eius et mater eorum"[497].  The editor of the 1874 edition of Guichenon records yet another version, from "la chronique trouvée à Belleville" which reads "…Artaldus comes Lugd. et Forensis dns Stephanus comes frater eius et Amphredus Bellijoci dns et pater et frater eorum, obiit dictus Artaldus 993".  Guichenon concludes that the epitaph is unlikely to be genuine, based on his supposition that pre-1000 epitaphs are infrequent and that those which exist record only names and titles not the territories ruled[498].] 

iii)        [ETIENNE (-before [984/85]).  The editor of the 1874 edition of Guichenon records a version of an epitaph, from "la chronique trouvée à Belleville", which reads "…Artaldus comes Lugd. et Forensis dns Stephanus comes frater eius et Amphredus Bellijoci dns et pater et frater eorum, obiit dictus Artaldus 993"[499].]

iv)       HUGUES (-after 993).  Paradin quotes a charter dated 993 under which “Artaldi comitis” donated property to “l’église de sainct Iregny”, signed by “Artaldi…comitis…coniugis Tetbergiæ, Hugonis abbatis fratris eius, Adelcellina abbatissa[500].  Abbé d’Ainay[501].  "Artaldi comitis" donated property to the church of Saint-Irénée de Lyon by charter dated "pridie Kal Jul, xlviii anno regni Chunradi" ([985/86]), subscribed by "domni Artaldi…comitis…cum…conjuge…Tetbergiæ…domni Ugonis abbatis fratris eius, Adcelinæ abbatissæ…"[502]

v)        [ADESCELINE .  Abbess of Saint-Pierre de Lyon.  According to Auguste Bernard, "Adesceline abbesse de Saint-Pierre de Lyon" was the daughter of Gérard Comte de Forez, but he cites no primary source on which he bases his statement[503].  "Artaldi comitis" donated property to the church of Saint-Irénée de Lyon by charter dated "pridie Kal Jul, xlviii anno regni Chunradi" ([985/86]), subscribed by "domni Artaldi…comitis…cum…conjuge…Tetbergiæ…domni Ugonis abbatis fratris eius, Adcelinæ abbatissæ…"[504].  Her position in the list of subscribers may indicate that she was the donor’s sister but this is not certain.] 

 

 

ARTAUD [II], son of GERAUD & his wife Gimburgis --- (-[993 or 999] or [11 Oct 1000]).  "Artaldi comitis" donated property to the church of Saint-Irénée de Lyon by charter dated "pridie Kal Jul, xlviii anno regni Chunradi" ([985/86]), subscribed by "domni Artaldi…comitis…cum…conjuge…Tetbergiæ…domni Ugonis abbatis fratris eius, Adcelinæ abbatissæ…"[505].  "Artaldus comes, Gerardi quondam nobilis viri et Gimbergiæ filius" donated property "in pago Lugdunensi in ago Cegniacensi…in villa Toriniaco" to Savigny by charter dated 994, subscribed by "Artaldi comitis et uxoris eius Theodebergiæ"[506].  "Artaldus comes" donated property to Cluny by charter dated Apr 995[507].  It is possible that the seigneurs de Beaujeu (see the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY) were related in some way to the comtes de Lyon et de Forez.  Samuel Guichenon, in his Histoire de la Souverainté de Dombes written in 1662, cites earlier secondary sources which quote an epitaph (disappeared by the date of Guichenon's work) which records the death in "the year 99" of "Artaudus comes Lugdunensis et comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci et Umfredus frater eius et mater eorum qui obiit anno 99"[508].  Guichenon cites another version of the epitaph, from "une ancienne généalogie manuscrite" which he found in the archives of the "chapitre de Saint-Jean de Lyon"[509], which reads "Artaudus comes Lugdunensis ac Forensis, dominus Bellijoci, anno 999" and "Artaldus filius et mater eius".  The editor of the 1874 edition of Guichenon records yet another version, from "la chronique trouvée à Belleville" which reads "…Artaldus comes Lugd. et Forensis dns Stephanus comes frater eius et Amphredus Bellijoci dns et pater et frater eorum, obiit dictus Artaldus 993"[510].  Guichenon's conclusion is that none of these versions is likely to be genuine, based on his supposition that pre-1000 epitaphs are infrequent and that those which exist record only names and titles not the territories ruled[511].  Paradin notes that “deux escussons des armoiries de Forez et Beaujolais” were on the epitaph[512].  Auguste Bernard confirms that the inscription could not therefore have been contemporary as such arms did not exist in the 10th century[513].  We are therefore left with little evidence to corroborate the claimed family connection with the seigneurs de Beaujeu. 

m (before 1 Jul [985/86]) as her first husband, TEUTBERGA, daughter of --- (-9 Jun ----, after 13 Apr 1013).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 994 under which "Artaldus comes, Gerardi quondam nobilis viri et Gimbergiæ filius" donated property to Savigny, subscribed by "Artaldi comitis et uxoris eius Theodebergiæ"[514].  "Artaldi comitis" donated property to the church of Saint-Irénée de Lyon by charter dated "pridie Kal Jul, xlviii anno regni Chunradi" ([985/86]), subscribed by "domni Artaldi…comitis…cum…conjuge…Tetbergiæ…domni Ugonis abbatis fratris eius, Adcelinæ abbatissæ…"[515].  She married secondly ([1001/08], repudiated) as his second wife, Pons Comte de Gévaudan et de Forez (-[26 Feb 1011/1016]), who was murdered by his stepson, Artaud Comte de Forez, in revenge for the repudiation of his mother Teutberga[516].  "Poncius…comes…Gabalitanensis telluris necnon et Forensis patriæ" donated "ecclesiam Langat…in comitatu Gabalitensi, aliam ecclesiam…Favairolas…" to Saint-Julien de Brioude, for the souls of "genitorum suorum Stephani et Alais et uxoris eius Theotbergæ et filiorum eius Stephani et Poncii vel fratrum eius Bertrandi et Willelmus et nepotum eius Stephani, Rotberti et Willelmi", by charter dated Feb [1010], signed by "Roberti vicecomitis, Willelmi fratris eius…"[517].  "Tedberga comitissa" donated property to Cluny for the souls of "senioris mei Artaldi et filiorum meorum Artaldi et Giraldi" by charter dated Mar 1010[518].  It is noted in the compilation that the document was subscribed by "Artaldi senioris eius, Artaldi filii eius, Giraldi filii eius" but that these subscriptions are only found in the cartulary version, the subscribers being unrecorded in the original charter[519].  There is clearly a mismatch between these signatories and the date of death of Artaud [II], assuming that both his death date and the date of the charter are correct.  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "V Id Jun" of "Tyeburga comitissa que dedit Sancto Stephano duos anaphos argenteos et unam fibulam auream cum preciosissimis gemmis"[520].  "Theuterga…comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Ainay for the soul of "senioris mei Artbaldi" by charter dated 13 Apr 1012, subscribed by "Rothildis filie sue"[521]

Artaud [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ARTAUD [III] (-[11 Feb] ---- or [24 Mar] ----, before [1017]).  "Girardus comes" donated property "in pago Lugdunensi in ago Tarnantensi in finibus villæ…Conziacus" to Savigny for the souls of "patris mei Artaldi et matris meæ Theotbergiæ et fratris mei Artaldi" by charter dated [1017][522].  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "III Id Feb" of "Artaldus comes, qui dedit Sancto Stephano…Flescanges villam" and the death "IX Kal Apr" of "Artaldus vicecomes qui dedit Lucennacum Sancto Stephano"[523], although it is not known to which Artaud these entries refer.  The necrology of Savigny also records the death "IV Id Feb" of "Arthaudus comes Forensis qui…dedit prioratum de Arnaco…"[524]

2.         GERAUD (-[5 Mar or 20 Sep] after 1046).  "Girardus comes" donated property "in pago Lugdunensi in ago Tarnantensi in finibus villæ…Conziacus" to Savigny for the souls of "patris mei Artaldi et matris meæ Theotbergiæ et fratris mei Artaldi" by charter dated [1017][525].  "Geraldus comes et uxor mea Adalaix" donated the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aurec to the abbey of Saint-Michel-l’Ecluse en Savoie, by charter dated "VIII Id Feb regnante Rodulfo rege die Jovis", subscribed by "Artaldus et Gaufredus seu Vilelemus eorum filii"[526].  Radulfus Glaber records that “Geraldus comes” attempted to impose “suum filium puerulum” (unnamed) as archbishop of Lyon after the death of archbishop Burchard in 1033[527].  "Girardi comitis" witnessed a charter dated 1046 under which "Gauzerannus" donated property "ecclesiam Sancti Joannis Baptistæ de Tarnanto…et ecclesiam Sancti Victorie…in pago Lugdunensi" to the abbey of Savigny[528].  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "III Non Mar" of "Geraldus comes"[529].  The necrology of the priory of Ambierle en Roannois records the death "XII Kal Oct" of "Gerardus comes"[530]m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  "Geraldus comes et uxor mea Adalaix" donated the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aurec to the abbey of Saint-Michel-l’Ecluse en Savoie, by charter dated "VIII Id Feb regnante Rodulfo rege die Jovis", subscribed by "Artaldus et Gaufredus seu Vilelemus eorum filii"[531].  According to Auguste Bernard, she was Adelaide, daughter of Pons de Gévaudun & [his first wife ---], but he cites no primary or secondary source on which this is based[532].  The source in question appears to be La Mure, which provides the same information but also omits any primary source reference[533].  Géraud & his wife had five children: 

a)         ARTAUD [IV] (-[14 May 1078/6 Dec 1079]).  "Geraldus comes et uxor mea Adalaix" donated the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aurec to the abbey of Saint-Michel-l’Ecluse en Savoie, by charter dated "VIII Id Feb regnante Rodulfo rege die Jovis", subscribed by "Artaldus et Gaufredus seu Vilelemus eorum filii"[534]Comte de Forez

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b)         GEOFFROY GUILLAUME .  "Geraldus comes et uxor mea Adalaix" donated the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aurec to the abbey of Saint-Michel-l’Ecluse en Savoie, by charter dated "VIII Id Feb regnante Rodulfo rege die Jovis", subscribed by "Artaldus et Gaufredus seu Vilelemus eorum filii"[535]

c)         [ROTULPHE ([1015/25]-).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez names "Rotulpha ou Rotulphe de Forez" as "la seconde des fille de [Comte Géraud]", adding that she married "Guy I Seigneur de Lavieu…vicomte"[536].  He cites "Antoine de Laval" as his source, the preceding page clarifying that this refers to "les mémoires manuscrits du docte Forésien Antoine de Laval", presumably a contemporary of La Mure’s although this is not stated[537].  Auguste Bernard also refers to her and her marriage, citing La Mure but no other source[538].  In the absence of any primary source, there must be some doubt about her existence and marriage, based on the following reasoning.  "Geraldi…comitis…Vuigonis senioris" subscribed the undated charter, "regnante Rodulfo rege" so dated to [993/1032], under which "filii Fredelanni, Hugo et Bernardus" founded the priory of Arnas in Beaujolais[539].  La Mure identifies the subscribers as Géraud Comte de Forez and Guigues [Vicomte] de Lavieu[540].  If this identification is correct, the dating of the charter quoted above suggests that Rotulphe (if she existed) was probably too young to have been the wife of Vicomte Guigues.  In addition, other sources (see Part C of this chapter below) name Guigues [I] Vicomte [de Lyon] in 982 and [1030], and name his wife Euphemia.  It is therefore likely that "Guigues de Lavieu Vicomte" was the same person as Guigues [I] Vicomte de Lyon.  m GUIGUES de Lavieu, son of ---.] 

d)         [son ([1020/25]-).  Radulfus Glaber records that “Geraldus comes” attempted to impose “suum filium puerulum” (unnamed) as archbishop of Lyon after the death of archbishop Burchard in 1033[541].  It would seem that a birth date range of [1020/25] would be consistent with “puerulum”.  The name of this son is not known.  He may have been the son who is named Geoffroy Guillaume above.] 

e)         [PREVE .  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez names "Sainte Prève" as the daughter of "Gérard…comte de Lyon et de Forez…et…Adalaix", citing "la tradition locale…de Pomiers" and adding that she founded the priory of Pomiers en Forez and was murdered by her brothers after refusing to marry a local lord[542].  He cites no primary source on which he bases his statements, and until confirmation emerges it is preferable to show Prève in square brackets to indicate doubt about her affiliation.] 

3.         ROTHILDIS (-after 13 Apr 1012).  "Theuterga…comitissa" donated property to the abbey of Ainay for the soul of "senioris mei Artbaldi" by charter dated 13 Apr 1012, subscribed by "Rothildis filie sue"[543]

 

 

ARTAUD [IV] de Forez, son of GERAUD Comte de Forez & his wife Adelaide --- (-[14 May 1078/6 Dec 1079]).  "Geraldus comes et uxor mea Adalaix" donated the church of Saint-Pierre d’Aurec to the abbey of Saint-Michel-l’Ecluse en Savoie, by charter dated "VIII Id Feb regnante Rodulfo rege die Jovis", subscribed by "Artaldus et Gaufredus seu Vilelemus eorum filii"[544]Comte de Forez.  Auguste Bernard cites a charter dated to before 1061 under which Artaud, son of Gérard, confirmed a donation to the church of Aurec, approved by his (unnamed) wife[545].  Pope Gregory VII excommunicated Comte Artaud at the council of Worms in 1076 for his attacks on the church of Lyon[546].  "Vuillelmus comes Foresii" donated property to Savigny by charter dated [14 May 1078] which names "comes Artaldus pater eius"[547]

m RAYMONDE, daughter of ---.  "Raymode matre mea" consented to the donation to Cluny dated 1078 by "Artaldus comes Forensis", named immediately after "Willelmus filius eius [Artaldi]"[548]

Artaud [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] (-killed in battle Nikaia Jun 1097).  "Vuillelmus comes Foresii" donated property to Savigny by charter dated [14 May 1078] which names "comes Artaldus pater eius"[549].  "Vuillelmi comitis filii Artaldi" subscribed a charter dated 6 Dec 1079 under which "Falco de Yconio" donated property to Savigny in praise of "Artaldi Forisiensis comitis"[550]Comte de Forez.  "Willelmus filius eius" consented to the donation to Cluny dated 1078 by "Artaldus comes Forensis"[551].  "Willelmus comes Forensis" donated the church of Saint-Julien de Moind lez Montbrison to the archbishop of Lyon, before leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated 1096, before 10 Dec[552].  William of Tyre names “Guillelmus comes de Foreis” among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders[553].  Albert of Aix names "…comes una Willelmus de castello Foreis…" among those who took part in the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[554].  William of Tyre names “Willelmus comes de Foreis” among those killed during the siege of Nikaia[555].  Albert of Aix records that "…comes de Foreis…" was killed at the siege of Nikaia, dated to mid-1097 from the context[556]m WANDALMODIS de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [II] Sire de Beaujeu & his wife Richoara [de Salernay].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  She is not named as the wife of Comte Guillaume [I] by La Mure.  Guillaume [I] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] (-after 1107).  "Filii eius…Guillermus et Eustachius" confirmed the donation by "pater Guillermus" to Montbrison by undated charter[557]Comte de Forez.  Auguste Bernard refers to a charter dated 1107 which was issued by Comte Guillaume but does not provide the source reference[558].  He became a Carthusian monk[559].  He was assassinated by Gauceran vicomte de Lavieu who accused Guillaume of having raped his wife[560]

b)         EUSTACHE (-[1110/17]).  "Filii eius…Guillermus et Eustachius" confirmed the donation by "pater Guillermus" to Montbrison by undated charter[561]Comte de Forez.  Auguste Bernard refers to a charter under which Eustache granted the château de Saint-Trivier to the seigneur de Beaujeu but does not provide the source reference[562].  No primary source has been identified which provides any indication of the date of Eustache’s death but presumably he did not long survive his older brother. 

2.         ITA RAYMONDE .  The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum records that "Guillelmus…[filios]…Renaldum" married firstly "filiam unicam [Artaldi] comitis Foratensis"[563].  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guy-Raymond de Viennois" married "Ide-Raymonde de Forez, fille d’Artaud V…comte de Lyon et de Forez et d’Ide son épouse" and refers to the couple’s donation of "quelques terres situées au pays de Forez" to Cluny dated 1085, adding that the property in question was Ita’s dowry[564].  La Mure does not quote the charter nor does he provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to Guichenon’s Histoire de Savoie.  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably it has since disappeared.  It is not now therefore possible to state whether the charter explicitly confirms Ita Raymonde’s affiliation, although on this point there appears no reason to doubt that La Mure had the document available when he was writing as his description of its contents is precise.  Two difficulties remain.  The first is the date of the supposed Cluny charter, as at that time Guigues would still have been a child (his estimated birth date appears robust).  The second difficulty is that Ita must have been considerably older than her second husband, assuming that she was the same daughter who had previously married Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers, as she had a daughter by her first marriage when Guigues Raymond must still have been an infant.  These problems would be solved if Artaud [II] Comte de Forez et de Lyon in fact had two daughters, despite the Origine et Historia asserting that Comte Renaud’s wife was "filiam unicam".  It should be noted that no source has been identified which confirms that Guigues’s wife had previously been the wife of Comte Renaud.  If there was really only one daughter, she must have been divorced from her first husband, although no source has been found which confirms that this is correct.  It should be noted that La Mure asserts that Renaud [II] Comte de Nevers was Ita’s second husband, married after the death of Guigues, but this appears difficult to reconcile with the chronology of the different families with which she was connected.  m firstly (divorced) as his first wife, RENAUD [II] Comte de Nevers, son of GUILLAUME I Comte de Nevers & his wife Ermengarde Ctss de Tonnerre (-5 Aug 1089).  m secondly (before 1085) GUIGUES RAYMOND d'Albon, son of GUIGUES [II] "Vetus" Comte d'Albon & his second wife Ines de Barcelona ([1074/75]-5 Dec after 1096). 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de LYON et de FOREZ (COMTES d'ALBON)

 

 

GUY [I] d'Albon, son of GUIGUES RAYMOND d'Albon & his wife Ita Raymond de Forez ([1095]-26 or 27 Oct 1138).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez states that "Guigues ou Guy I…comte de Lyon et de Forez" was the son of Guigues-Raymond and his wife Ita Raymonde and refers to his donation to Cluny dated 1137 for the souls of "son père ledit Guigues surnommé Raymond et…sa mere ladite Ide surnommée Raymonde"[565].  La Mure does not quote the charter in question nor provide a precise source reference, apart from referring to "les sieurs Du Bouchet, d’Hozier et Guichenon".  This charter has not been found in the compilation of Cluny charters edited by Bernard and Bruel so presumably has since disappeared.  The family origin of Guy/Guigues appears confirmed by another charter, dated 1173, quoted by La Mure (also without providing the source citation reference) under which his grandson "comes Guigo" donated property "a Vienna usque ad Antonem et usque Burgundium" to the church of Lyon on condition he did not succeed to [the county of Viennois] ("nisi jure hæreditario, ex linea consanguinitatis aliis exclusis, ad ipsum successio fueris devoluta")[566].  He succeeded in [1110/17] as Comte de Lyon et de Forez.  "Guigo comes Forensis" donated property to Montbrison by undated charter[567].  The necrology of Savigny records the death "VI Kal Nov" of "Guigo comes Forensis qui ecclesie nostra dedit xxx s forcium annuales…"[568].  The necrology of Saint-Thomas-en-Forez records the death "VII Kal Nov" of "Guido comes Forensis"[569]

m [--- de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [III] Sire de Beaujeu & his wife Lucienne de Rochefort.  Her parentage and marriage are assumed from the charter dated to [1170] under which "Humbertus de Bellojoco" confirmed that "Guigo comes Forensis nepos meus" relinquished claims over Savigny abbey[570].] 

Guy [I] & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         [GUILLAUME (-after 1135).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez names "Guillaume" as eldest son of Comte Guy [I] and his wife, adding that "selon les mémoires du sieur de Laval" he became a Carthusian monk in 1135[571].  La Mure cites no primary source which confirms Guillaume’s parentage.] 

2.         GUY [II] (-6 Dec 1206, bur Abbaye de Bonlieu).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Lyon (until [1173]) et de Forez.  "Guigo comes Forensis" granted safe passage to the Knights Hospitallers by charter dated 16 Jul 1158, witnessed by "Humberto…de Bellojoco et filiis eiusdem Gui et Humberto…"[572].  "Guigonem comitem Forensem" reached agreement with the church of Lyon by charter dated 15 Oct 1167[573].  Pope Alexander III confirmed an agreement between "Guigoni Forensi comiti…et filium tuum Guigonem" and the archbishop of Lyon concerning the church of Lyon, by bull dated 1 Apr 1173[574].  "Guigo comes Forensis et…Guigo filius eius" donated property to the monastery of Val-Benoît by charter dated 1184[575].  "Guigo comes Forensis et Raynaldus primæ ecclesiæ Lugdun. archiepiscopus" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Val-Benoît made by "matrone…Willelma de Rossillone soror Jauserandi de Piseys et mater Bearudæ uxoris Ramerii Albe de Chamas" by charter dated 1195[576].  "Patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa" consented to the charter dated Dec 1203 under which "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother[577].  "Guigo comes Forensis" confirmed donations to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu by "virum nobilem Willelmum de Baffia", confirming donations by "avus suus…Willelmus de Baffia", by charter dated 1205[578].  "Guigo comes Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu by charter dated 1206[579].  The necrology of Saint-Thomas-en-Forez records the death "VIII Id Dec" of "Guigo comes"[580]m GUILLELME, daughter of --- (-12 May ----).  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "IV Id Mai" of "Willelma comitissa Forensis mater domini Raynaudi quondam archiepiscopi Lugdunensis"[581].  The necrology of Savigny also records the death "IV Id Mai" of "domina Villerma comitissa Forensi mater domini Reynaudi comitis Forensis"[582].  The necrology of Saint-Pierre, Lyon records the death "IV Id Mai" of "Guillelma comitissa de Foreis"[583].  Guy [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         GUY [III] (-Acre 28 Nov [1202], bur Acre, Church of St John).  Pope Alexander III confirmed an agreement between "Guigoni Forensi comiti…et filium tuum Guigonem" and the archbishop of Lyon concerning the church of Lyon, by bull dated 1 Apr 1173[584]Comte de Forez

-        see below

b)         RENAUD de Forez (-21 Oct 1226).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death of "archiepiscopus Lugdunensis Renaldus…filius comitis Forensis"[585]Archbishop of Lyon [1193].  "Guigo comes Forensis et Raynaldus primæ ecclesiæ Lugdun. archiepiscopus" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Val-Benoît made by "matrone…Willelma de Rossillone soror Jauserandi de Piseys et mater Bearudæ uxoris Ramerii Albe de Chamas" by charter dated 1195[586].  Regent of Forez 1203/15.  "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother, with the consent of "patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa", by charter dated Dec 1203[587].  "Rainaudus…prime Lugdunensis ecclesie minister" confirmed the grant of exemptions to the Chartreuse d'Oujon by "Guigo comes Forensis pater noster", by charter dated 1212[588].  "Raynaudus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister" founded an anniversary for "fratris nostri Guigonis comitis Foresii…qui sepultus fuit apud Accon in ecclesia Hospitalis", with the consent of "Guigonis nepotis nostri", by charter dated 1215 which names "Guigo comes pater noster"[589].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1227 of “archiepiscopus Lugdunensis Renaldus...filius comitis Forensis” and the succession of “episcopus Clarimontensis de Alvernia Robertus cuius frater fuit Guido comes Alvernensis[590].  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "XI Kal Nov" of "Raynaudus archiepiscopus Lugdunensis"[591]

c)         HUMBERT (-5 Apr ----).  Canon of St Jean, Lyon.  Abbot of Saint-Just.  The necrology of Saint-Pierre, Lyon records the death "Non Apr" of "Humbertus abbas S Justi filius comitis Forensis"[592]

d)         CLEMENCE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  She is not mentioned by La Mure.  1229. 

 

 

GUY [III] de Forez, son of GUY [II] Comte de Forez & his wife Guillelme --- (-Acre 28 Nov [1202], bur Acre, Church of St John).  Pope Alexander III confirmed an agreement between "Guigoni Forensi comiti…et filium tuum Guigonem" and the archbishop of Lyon concerning the church of Lyon, by bull dated 1 Apr 1173[593].  "Guigo comes Forensis et…Guigo filius eius" donated property to the monastery of Val-Benoît by charter dated 1184[594]Comte de Forez.  "Guigo comes Lugdunensis atque Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, with the consent of "uxor eius…Alix…coram patre meo Guigone comite" by charter dated 1201[595].  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez reports the death at Acre of Comte Guy "suivant les mémoires du sieur de Laval" and his burial "en l’église…[des] chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem", dating the event to after a charter he issued in France dated 1202 and before the election of Baudouin IX Count of Flanders as emperor in 1204, settling for 1202 as the year of his death[596].  The necrology of Saint-Thomas-en-Forez records the death "IV Kal Dec" of "Guigo comes"[597].  "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother, with the consent of "patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa", by charter dated Dec 1203[598].  The dating of this charter suggests that 1202 was the correct year of Comte Guy’s death, as it is unlikely that news of the event could have reached western Europe from the near East by Dec 1203 if he has died at the end of the previous month.  His place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated 1215 under which his brother "Raynaudus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister" founded an anniversary for "fratris nostri Guigonis comitis Foresii…qui sepultus fuit apud Accon in ecclesia Hospitalis", with the consent of "Guigonis nepotis nostri"[599]

m firstly (repudiated) ASCURAA, daughter of ---.  The fact of this first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar [1241/42] under which “Guillermus de Bafes miles” recorded his agreement with “Guiodum de Foreis” which names “comes Guido de Foreis, defunctus, avus meus…ex parte prime uxoris sue legittime, que fuit mater matris mee” and adds that Guy [III] Comte de Forez was also father of “comes Guido de Nevers, pater dicti Guidi” by his second wife married during the lifetime of his first wife[600].  Her name is confirmed by the charter dated 1244 under which her grandson "Guillelmus de Bafia junior" reached agreement with "G. comitem Forensem" concerning his rights to "toto comitatu Forensi" which he held "jure hereditario partim nomine avie mee l’Ascuraa…mater mea unica filia et heres ipsius…filia unica comitis Forensis Guigonis Branda et neptis comitis patri Magni", with the consent of "domino Guillelmo de Bafia patre nostro"[601].  As discussed in more detail below, Boudet misinterprets the source which confirms "S" as the initial letter of the name of Ascuraa’s daughter as applying to Ascuraa herself, and suggests that "Ascuraa" was a nickname[602].  A suggestion about her family origin is made by Durand who points out that an article in the charter dated 1244, which records the settlement between the Baffie and Forez families, provides that "le comte Guy V" will help "Guillaume de Baffie" to enter in possession of "la terre de Saint-Bonnet" if "Dauphine fille de Josserand de Saint-Bonnet vient à mourir sans enfants"[603], and concludes that "on est amené à conclure que l’Ascuraa elle-même était une fille de la maison de Saint-Bonnet" through whom Guillaume de Baffie had a legitimate claim to inherit the territory[604]

m secondly ALIX, daughter of --- (-before 21 Aug 1222, bur Bonlieu).  "Guigo comes Lugdunensis atque Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, with the consent of "uxor eius…Alix…coram patre meo Guigone comite" by charter dated 1201[605].  According to La Mure, she was "Alix…de Sully" but he cites no primary source which confirms that this is correct[606].  If this family origin is right, from a chronological point of view she must have been the daughter of Gilles [III] Sire de Sully who died in [1195].  However, none of the names associated with the Sully family are found among her descendants and, until further information comes to light, there seems to be an insufficient factual basis to show the connection by hyperlink, even in square brackets.  Another indication of her family origin is provided by the charter dated Oct 1220 under which “Rainaudus et Hulricus, fratres, filii quondam vicecomitis Matisconensis” granted property “quicquid habebant ultra Ligerim…Croset” to “Guigoni comiti Forisiensi nepoti nostro[607].  The precise family relationship between the comtes de Forez and vicomtes de Mâcon has not been traced, but it may have been through the mother of the donee under this charter, Guy [IV] Comte de Forez.  "Patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa" consented to the charter dated Dec 1203 under which "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother[608].  Her date of death is set by the charter dated 21 Aug 1222 under which "Comes Forensis Guigo" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the soul of "Alasiæ matris meæ bonæ memoriæ"[609].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the charter dated Jun 1225 under which "Guigo comes Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the burial of "matris nostræ"[610]

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

1.         S--- (-after 1254).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Mar [1241/42] under which “Guillermus de Bafes miles” recorded his agreement with “Guiodum de Foreis” which names “comes Guido de Foreis, defunctus, avus meus…ex parte prime uxoris sue legittime, que fuit mater matris mee” and adds that Guy [III] Comte de Forez was also father of “comes Guido de Nevers, pater dicti Guidi…frater fuit mater matris meæ superius nominatæ” by his second wife whom he married during the lifetime of his first wife[611].  Baluze records as unknown the name of the wife of Guillaume [II] de Baffie[612].  La Mure states that "la troisième et dernière fille de Guy III Comte de Forez" was "Eléonore de Forez" who, after the termination of her betrothal to "Guillaume fils de Guy II Comte d’Auvergne", married "un grand seigneur d’Auvergne nommé Guillaume de Baffie, seigneur de Baffie et de Viveron"[613].  In this way, La Mure conflates the daughter of Comte Guy [III] by his first marriage, who married Guillaume de Baffie, with his younger daughter who was betrothed to Guillaume d’Auvergne.  Secondary sources since that time have consistently stated that the wife of Guillaume de Baffie was named Eléonore, but it appears that there is no primary source which confirms that this is correct.  An indication of her name has been found: Vachez records that "M. Noël Thiollier" examined the original of the Mar [1241/42] charter "aux Archives Nationales" and found that the phrase "mater matris meæ superius nominatæ" in fact reads "mater matris meæ superius nominatæ S"[614].  Boudet incorrectly assumes that "S" in this document refers to Guillaume de Baffie’s mother-in-law, who is referred to as "Ascuraa" in other sources which Boudet therefore suggests was a nickname[615].  However, it is clear from the Latin of the passage that "matris meæ superius nominatæ S" constitutes a single phrase, all in the genitive case, and that "S" therefore refers to Guillaume’s wife not his mother-in-law ("mater" in the same document, nominative case).  m GUILLAUME [II] Seigneur de Baffie, son of DALMAS [III] Seigneur de Baffie & his wife --- (-after 1254). 

Guy [III] & his second wife had [six] children: 

2.         GUY [IV] (-Castellaneta, Apulia 29 Oct 1241, bur Notre-Dame de Montbrison)"Patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa" consented to the charter dated Dec 1203 under which "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother[616].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar [1241/42] under which “Guillermus de Bafes miles” recorded his agreement with “Guiodum de Foreis” which names “comes Guido de Foreis, defunctus, avus meus…ex parte prime uxoris sue legittime, que fuit mater matris mee” and adds that Guy [III] Comte de Forez was also father of “comes Guido de Nevers, pater dicti Guidi” by his second wife married during the lifetime of his first wife[617]Comte de Forez.  "Raynaudus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister" founded an anniversary for "fratris nostri Guigonis comitis Foresii…qui sepultus fuit apud Accon in ecclesia Hospitalis", with the consent of "Guigonis nepotis nostri", by charter dated 1215 which names "Guigo comes pater noster"[618].  “Rainaudus et Hulricus, fratres, filii quondam vicecomitis Matisconensis” granted property “quicquid habebant ultra Ligerim…Croset” to “Guigoni comiti Forisiensi nepoti nostro” by charter dated Oct 1220[619].  "Comes Forensis Guigo" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the soul of "Alasiæ matris meæ bonæ memoriæ", by charter dated 21 Aug 1222[620].  "Guigo comes Forensis" founded the church of Notre-Dame de l’Espérance de Montbrison by charter dated 1223[621].  He succeeded as Comte de Nevers in 1226, by right of his wife.  William of Tyre (Continuator) names "le conte de Fores qui estoit cuens de Nevers de par sa feme" among those who took part in the crusade from France which landed at Acre in 1239[622].  He died while returning from Crusade with Thibaut King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne[623].  The testament of "comes Nivernensis et Forensis" is dated 1239, before leaving on crusade, and names "Guigonem filium meum primogenitum…Raynaldum alium meum" (adding that he wished the latter to enter the church)[624]Betrothed (Betrothed [1205/06], [terminated?]) to PHILIPPA [Mathilde] de Dampierre, daughter of GUY [II] Sire de Dampierre-sur-Aube et de Bourbon & his wife Mathilde Dame de Bourbon (-1223).  Philippe II King of France confirmed the conditions of the proposed marriages between "Guigue fils du comte de Forez, et une fille de Guy de Dampierre" and "Archambaud, fils de Guy de Dampierre, et Guigone, fille dudit comte de Forez" by charter dated [10 Apr 1205/1 Apr 1206][625].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  This betrothal was presumably terminated before the series of disputes which broke out between the Forez and Dampierre/Bourbon families in 1210, which led to Guy’s betrothal to Ermengarde d’Auvergne, but later revived.  Betrothed (1210, [terminated?]) to ERMENGARDE d'Auvergne, daughter of GUY [II] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Petronille de Chambon (-16 Jan 1225).  An undated charter records that "Reginaldus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister…et pater meus comes Forensis et Guido comes Arverniæ" agreed the marriages, firstly of "G. fratris mei" and "filias G. comitis Arverniæ", and secondly of "filius…dicti comitis Arverniæ" and "filiam fratris mei G. quondam comitis Forensis"[626].  La Mure describes the background to this betrothal: Philippe II King of France had dispossessed Guy [II] of his county in 1210 in reprisal for his persecution of his brother Robert Bishop of Clermont, Guy de Dampierre Seigneur de Bourbon supported the king in this move, while the county of Forez supported the comte d’Auvergne[627].  However, in a later passage he records that the betrothal of the daughter of Guy de Forez and Guillaume [X] d’Auvergne was terminated "par le changement des affaires qui survint ès Maisons d’Auvergne et de Forez"[628].  La Mure does not state what happened to Ermengarde’s betrothal to Guy [IV] Comte de Forez at the time, but it appears likely that it was terminated too, and presumably revived at some later date after the death of Guy’s first wife.  m firstly ([1216]) PHILIPPA [Mathilde] de Dampierre, daughter of GUY [II] Sire de Dampierre-sur-Aube et de Bourbon & his wife Mathilde Dame de Bourbon (-1223).  Philippe II King of France confirmed the conditions of the proposed marriages between "Guigue fils du comte de Forez, et une fille de Guy de Dampierre" and "Archambaud, fils de Guy de Dampierre, et Guigone, fille dudit comte de Forez" by charter dated [10 Apr 1205/1 Apr 1206][629].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  La Mure dates this marriage to "environ 1216"[630].  As noted above, the political difficulties involving the Forez, Bourbon-Dampierre, and Auvergne families must have resulted in the earlier betrothal to Philippa [Mathilde] being terminated but later revived.  The primary source which confirms the actual marriage has not yet been identified.  One possibility is that two different daughters of Guy [II] Sire de Dampierre were involved, which would explain the different names used in secondary sources.  m secondly (Betrothed 1210 [terminated?], [1223/24]) ERMENGARDE d'Auvergne, daughter of GUY [II] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Petronille de Chambon (-16 Jan 1225).  An undated charter records that "Reginaldus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister…et pater meus comes Forensis et Guido comes Arverniæ" agreed the marriages, firstly of "G. fratris mei" and "filias G. comitis Arverniæ", and secondly of "filius…dicti comitis Arverniæ" and "filiam fratris mei G. quondam comitis Forensis"[631].  La Mure describes the background to this betrothal: Philippe II King of France had dispossessed Guy [II] of his county in 1210 in reprisal for his persecution of his brother Robert Bishop of Clermont, Guy de Dampierre Seigneur de Bourbon supported the king in this move, while the county of Forez supported the comte d’Auvergne[632].  However, in a later passage he records that the betrothal of the daughter of Guy de Forez and Guillaume [X] d’Auvergne was terminated "par le changement des affaires qui survint ès Maisons d’Auvergne et de Forez"[633].  La Mure does not state what happened to Ermengarde’s betrothal to Guy [IV] Comte de Forez at the time, but it appears likely that it was terminated too, and presumably revived at some later date.  "Guido comes Nivernensis et Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the soul of "bonæ recordationis Ermengardis quondam uxoris meæ comitissæ Forensis", by charter dated [2/7] Jan 1226[634].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Saint-Thomas-en-Forez records the death "XVII Kal Feb" of "Ememgertis comitisse"[635]m thirdly (Jul 1226) as her second husband, MATHILDE de Courtenay Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre, widow of HERVE [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, daughter of PIERRE I Emperor of Constantinople Seigneur de Courtenay & his first wife Agnes Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre ([1188]-29 Jul 1257, bur Abbaye de Réconfort, near Monceaux-le-Comte).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem" as only daughter of "comitis Petris" & his first wife, specifying that she married firstly "Herveio Gaufridi filio de Giam et de Dunzeio" and secondly "comiti Gugoni Forensi"[636].  "Mathildis comitissa Nivernensis" donated property to the abbey of Corbigny by charter dated May 1226 for the soul of "H quondam bone memorie domini et mariti nostri comitis Nivernensis"[637].  "Guido Nivernensis comes et Mathildis comitissa uxor eiusdem comitis" took under their protection a family belonging to Saint-Cyr by charter dated Jan 1229[638].  "G. comes et M. comitissa Nivernensis et Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the soul of "bonæ memoriæ quondam comitis Nivernensis", by charter dated Jan 1236[639].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IV Kal Aug" of "Matildis comitissa Nivernensis"[640].  Guy [IV] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         GUY [V] (-[12 Sep] 1259).  The testament of "comes Nivernensis et Forensis" is dated 1239, before leaving on crusade, and names "Guigonem filium meum primogenitum…Raynaldum alium meum"[641]Comte de Forez.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Mar [1241/42] under which “Guillermus de Bafes miles” recorded his agreement with “Guiodum de Foreis” which names “comes Guido de Foreis, defunctus, avus meus…ex parte prime uxoris sue legittime, que fuit mater matris mee” and adds that Guy [III] Comte de Forez was also father of “comes Guido de Nevers, pater dicti Guidi” by his second wife married during the lifetime of his first wife[642].  "Guidonem comitem Forisiensem et Raynaudum de Forisio fratres" and "Humbertum dominum Bellijoci" agreed the dowry for the daughter of the latter "Elizabeth…relictam Simonis quondam domini de Luzi in uxorem Raynaudo supradicto" by charter dated Dec 1247[643].   m (1224) as her first husband, ALIX de Chacenay Dame de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD [III] Sire de Chacenay & his wife Emmeline de Broyes (-before 1278).  Her two marriages are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Guillelmi vicecomitis de Meloduno et Aalidis uxoris eius" confirmed money received by "prædictæ Aalidis" from "dominum Guidonem quondam comitem Forensem eius virum atque fratrem Renaudi de Foreisio moderni comitis"[644].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", dated Sep 1224, which provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[645], although it is unclear why Alix is referred to as "M".  "Gui comte de Forest et sire de Chacenay" granted concessions "à cause de dame Aalis de Chacenay sa femme, fille de feu Erars seigneur de Chacenay…[à] tous les sujets du dit Chacenay" by charter dated Aug 1255[646].  She married secondly ([12 Sep 1259/10 Aug 1260]) Guillaume [III] Vicomte de Melun.  "Guillelmus vicecomes de Melonduno et Aalidis uxor eius" confirmed receipt of property from "Johanne domino de Castrovillani et fratre Roberto abbate monasterii Arremarnensis" relating to the inheritance of "dicte Aalidis" by charter dated 3 Jul 1261[647].  An arrêt of the Parlement de Paris ordered "comes Forisiensis" to pay the dowry of "Alicie de Chacenaio épouse dudit vicomte" to "vicecomiti Meledunensi" dated 12 Jun 1267[648]

b)         RENAUD (-13 Nov 1270).  The testament of "comes Nivernensis et Forensis" is dated 1239, before leaving on crusade, and names "Guigonem filium meum primogenitum…Raynaldum alium meum" (adding that he wished the latter to enter the church)[649]Comte de Forez 1259. 

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3.         RENAUD (-after Jun 1247).  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez reports a charter dated Jun 1247 (without giving the precise source citation reference) under which "Raynaudus de Foresio canonicus Lugdunensis", as uncle of Guy [V] Comte de Forez, confirmed a transaction involving the convent of Joursey en Forez[650].  Canon at Lyon. 

4.         GUIGONE (-after 1239).  "Patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa" consented to the charter dated Dec 1203 under which "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother[651].  Philippe II King of France confirmed the conditions of the proposed marriages between "Guigue fils du comte de Forez, et une fille de Guy de Dampierre" and "Archambaud, fils de Guy de Dampierre, et Guigone, fille dudit comte de Forez" by charter dated [10 Apr 1205/1 Apr 1206][652].  No evidence has been found that this marriage was ever finalised.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the marriage of "Gerardus Viennensis comitis filius" and "sororis comitis Forensis Guigonis" but does not name her[653].  "Guigona relicta Gerardi quondam domini Vienne" relinquished her rights in the county of Forez to "G. comes Nivernensis et Forensis frater meus" by charter dated Nov 1230[654].  Dame de Marclop en Forez.  "G. domina de Marclopeio soror nobilis G. comitis Nivernensis et Forensis" donated property to the priory of Saint-Rambers en Forez, by charter dated 30 Dec 1230[655]Betrothed ([1205/06]) to ARCHAMBAUD de Dampierre, son of GUY [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Mathilde de Bourbon Dame de Bourbon (-killed in battle Cognat, Allier 23 Aug 1242).  He succeeded his mother in 1228 as Sire de Bourbonm ([1220]) GERARD [II] Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Scholastique de Champagne (-[1224/25]). 

5.         MARQUISE (-[1237/39]).  "Patris mei et nepos meus Guigo et sorores eius Guigona et Marquissa et uxor fratris mei Adaladix comitissa" consented to the charter dated Dec 1203 under which "R…Lugdunensis ecclesiæ archiepiscopus" donated property to Cluny, as instructed by "Guidonis fratris mei comitis Forensis" who had assigned "comitatum Forensem in manu mea nomine tutelæ liberorum ipsius, nepotum meorum", to found an anniversary for his brother[656].  Her marriage is indicated by the testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci", dated Jun 1270, which names her son "Guidonem consanguinem meum dominum de Tyerno" as his heir in substitution[657]m GUY [VI] Seigneur de Thiern, son of GUY [V] Seigneur de Thiern & his wife Clémence de Courtenay (-after 1233). 

6.         [daughter .  The relationship between the Forez and Roussillon families is indicated by the documents which are quoted below, under "M---", wife of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon, who, it is suggested, may have been the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez.  The arguments on which this proposed relationship is based are as follows.  Firstly, it is not known with certainty whether the connection between the two families was through the father or mother of Guillaume de Roussillon (the son of Artaud [IV] and his wife).  However, the charter dated Nov 1262, quoted below, suggests that the relationship was through his mother: if Artaud [IV] himself had been the relative of the Forez family, it seems that the Nov 1262 document would have been unnecessary as Artaud could automatically have transferred his rights to his oldest son by testament.  Artaud’s presence in the document does not necessarily indicate that he held the rights in his own name: they could be rights held through his wife.  Secondly, the order of beneficiaries in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez, quoted below, is presumably significant in determing the natre of the family connection.  The document provides for bequests, in order, to "consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo".  The former is identified as Agnon [VI] Seigneur d’Olliergues, the senior male representative of the descendants of the oldest daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez who married Guillaume de Baffie (see the document AUVERGNE for the Baffie and Olliergues families).  It is likely therefore that "Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo" was in some way junior in claim to Agnon [VI].  The marriage of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon is dated to [before 1238], which suggests that his wife is unlikely to have been born much later than [1223].  If that date is correct, the chronology of the Olliergues family suggests that it is improbable that she was an otherwise unrecorded younger sister of Agnon [VI]’s mother.  There appear to be two possibilities: either Artaud’s wife was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez, or she was the granddaughter of a younger sibling of Comte Guy [III].  The former is the most likely possibility: all the other beneficiaries under the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez were descendants of his grandfather, and it seems unlikely that Comte Renaud would have considered it necessary to provide in his testament for another family representative descended from his great-grandfather.  In conclusion, until further information comes to light, if the relationship between the Roussillon and Forez families was through Artaud [IV] de Roussillon’s wife, it is likely that she was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez.  Concerning the identity of this daughter’s husband, one possibility is that he was Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève.  The connection between the Roussillon and Genève families is suggested by an undated charter under which "Amedée de Genève Evesque de Die" (identified as the son of Comte Guillaume [II]) is called "oncle d’Amedée de Roussillon" (who was a younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon)[658].  The testament of "Thomas de Sabaudia primogenitus…domini Thomæ de Sabaudia comitis", dated 14 May 1282, which names "consanguineum meum R. patrem dominum Aymarum archiepiscopum Lugdunensem" (the latter identified as another younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon) also indicates a connection as the relationship with the Savoie family was presumably through the comtes de Genéve[659].  Vachez, in an article dealing with the Roussillon family, approaches a conclusion when he states that Artaud [IV]’s wife was "Marie de Genève, fille de Guillaume Comte de Genève et de Marie ou Alix de la Tour"[660].  However, his explanation is contradictory and confusing.  He asserts firstly that the marriage of Artaud [IV] with "Marie" was childless (nullifying completely his explanation for the relationship which is stated in the undated charter) and secondly that Artaud’s children were born from a supposed second marriage with "Artaude de Forez, fille de Guy IV comte de Forez", presumably in an attempt to explain the presence of Guillaume de Roussillon in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez.  The major problem with identifying Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève as the father of "M---" is the number of children attributed to Comte Guillaume and his known wife which makes it difficult to explain why "M---" and her descendants should have been singled out in relation to the Forez inheritance.  This difficulty would be resolved if the daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez was the first wife of Comte Guillaume and the mother of a single daughter, her husband marrying again after she died.  If all this speculation is correct, it is possible that this daughter was the same one who had earlier been betrothed to Guillaume d’Auvergne, who is described as the last remaining unmarried daughter in her betrothal agreement (see below).]  m [as his first wife,] [GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Genève, son of GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Genève & his second wife Béatrix de Faucigny (-25 Nov 1252).] 

7.         [ELEONORE] (-after 1210).  La Mure states that "la troisième et dernière fille de Guy III Comte de Forez et de son épouse Alice de Suilly" was "Eléonor de Forez" who, in a charter "alléguée par Justel de l’an 1210", was betrothed to "Guillaume fils de Guy II Comte d’Auvergne", that the betrothal was terminated "par le changement des affaires qui survint ès Maisons d’Auvergne et de Forez", and that the same daughter later married "un grand seigneur d’Auvergne nommé Guillaume de Baffie, seigneur de Baffie et de Viveron"[661].  In this way, La Mure conflates the daughter of Comte Guy [III] by his first marriage, who married Guillaume de Baffie as demonstrated by the charter dated Mar [1241/42] quoted above, with his younger daughter who was betrothed to Guillaume d’Auvergne.  This must be incorrect in light of the source which names the older daughter, wife of Guillaume de Baffie, as "S" (see above).  In an earlier passage, La Mure describes the background to this betrothal: Philippe II King of France had dispossessed Guy [II] of his county in 1210 in reprisal for his persecution of his brother Robert Bishop of Clermont, Guy de Dampierre Seigneur de Bourbon supported the king in this move, while the county of Forez supported the comte d’Auvergne[662].  The agreement is confirmed in the undated charter which records that "Reginaldus…primæ Lugdunensis ecclesiæ minister…et pater meus comes Forensis et Guido comes Arverniæ" agreed the marriages, firstly of "G. fratris mei" and "filias G. comitis Arverniæ", and secondly of "filius…dicti comitis Arverniæ" and "filiam […reliquæ filiæ fratris mei] fratris mei G. quondam comitis Forensis"[663].  This charter makes it clear that this daughter was the last remaining (unmarried) daughter ("reliquæ filiæ") of Comte Guy [III], but the document does not name her.  La Mure gives no indication of the basis on which he names her "Eléonor", but presumably his source was Justel’s Histoire d’Auvergne (not yet consulted).  No record has been found which indicates that this betrothal was ever finalised into a marriage, although the late date of Guillaume [X]’s recorded marriage suggests that he may have been married before and remarried only after the death of his earlier wife, who would presumably have died childless.  Betrothed ([1210]) to GUILLAUME [X] Comte d'Auvergne, son of GUY [II] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Petronille de Chambon (-1246, bur Le Bouchet). 

 

 

RENAUD de Forez, son of GUY [IV] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his first wife Philippa [Mathilde] de Dampierre (-13 Nov 1270).  The testament of "comes Nivernensis et Forensis" is dated 1239, before leaving on crusade, and names "Guigonem filium meum primogenitum…Raynaldum alium meum" (adding that he wished the latter to enter the church)[664].  "Guidonem comitem Forisiensem et Raynaudum de Forisio fratres" and "Humbertum dominum Bellijoci" agreed the dowry for the daughter of the latter "Elizabeth…relictam Simonis quondam domini de Luzi in uxorem Raynaudo supradicto" by charter dated Dec 1247[665].   Comte de Forez 1259.  "Reynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Sine Muri Briennensis ac Elisabeth eius uxor" granted privileges to Marcigny by charter dated 1261, before 25 Dec[666].  Seigneur de Beaujeu 1267.  The testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci" is dated Jun 1270 and names "Guiotum filium meum…Ludovico filio meo clerico" as his heir and, in substitution, "Guidonem consanguinem meum dominum de Tyerno" who should if he inherits provide for "domino Guidoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo canonicus LugdunensisHugoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo fratri eiusdem canonici Guidonis…consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo", and provides a bequest to "uxor nostra Ysabella comitissa Forensis et domina Bellijoci "[667]

m (Feb or Nov 1247) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Beaujeu, widow of SIMON de Semur Sire de Lucy, daughter of HUMBERT [V] Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Marguerite de Bâgé Dame de Miribel (-Jan or 22 Aug 1297).  "Guidonem comitem Forisiensem et Raynaudum de Forisio fratres" and "Humbertum dominum Bellijoci" agreed the dowry for the daughter of the latter "Elizabeth…relictam Simonis quondam domini de Luzi in uxorem Raynaudo supradicto" by charter dated Dec 1247[668].   "Humbertus dominus Belli Joci" names his daughters "Ysabellis…Sybilla…filius Byatricis filie mee…Margaritam", specifying that Isabelle was "nunc uxorem Raynaldi de Foresio" and would inherit if his son Guichard died without issue, in his testament dated Jul 1248[669].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  She succeeded her brother in 1265 as Dame de Beaujeu.  A charter dated [1/28] Nov 1282 records an agreement between the monks of Cluny and "Ludovicum dominum Bellijoci", and names “dominam Ysabellam matrem suam, relictam domini Raynaudi, quondam comitis Forensis, patris sui[670].  The Anniversary Book of Notre-Dame de Beaujeu records the death "XI Kal Sep" of "domina Ysabella comitissa Forensis domina Bellijoci, soror domini Guichardi"[671]

Renaud & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUY [VI] (-19 Jan 1278, bur Montbrison).  The testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci" is dated Jun 1270 and names "Guiotum filium meum…Ludovico filio meo clerico…"[672]Comte de Forez

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2.         LOUIS (-23 Aug 1295).  The testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci" is dated Jun 1270 and names "Guiotum filium meum…Ludovico filio meo clerico…"[673].  "Ludovicus dominus Bellijoci" confirmed the rights of "villa Tysiaci" granted by "Humberti quondam domini Bellijoic, avi nostri…bonæ memoriæ nobilis viri Guichardi avunculi nostri quondam domini Bellijoci, necnon…matris nostræ Isabellæ Comitissæ Forensis, dominæ quondam Bellijoci", by charter dated Feb 1274[674]Seigneur de Beaujeu.  A charter dated [1/28] Nov 1282 records an agreement between the monks of Cluny and "Ludovicum dominum Bellijoci", and names “dominam Ysabellam matrem suam, relictam domini Raynaudi, quondam comitis Forensis, patris sui”, “dominam Johannam, relictam Guidonis, quondam fratris dicti Ludovici, et comitis Forensis”, “dominam Blanchiam, relictam domini Guichardi, quondam domini Bellijoci”, and “domina Helienor uxor domini Bellijoci predicti[675]

-        SEIGNEURS de BEAUJEU

3.         GUICHARD (-before Jun 1270).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1265.  It is assumed that he died before Jun 1270, the date of his father’s testament in which he is not named.  m (1269) ELEONORE de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE IV Comte de Savoie & his second wife Cécile [Passerose] de Baux.  She is not mentioned in either the 19 Sep 1252 or 24 May 1253 wills of her father[676], which suggests that she may have born posthumously, in which case she must have been the twin of her sister Constance.  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…"[677].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

4.         ETIENNETTE (-24 Apr ----).  The necrology of Sainte-Croix de Lyon records the death "XXIV Kal Mai" of "dom Stephane filie dom Renaudi de Forio uxoris dom Jo. lo Vito quondam"[678].  It is assumed that she died before Jun 1270, the date of her father’s testament in which she is not named.  m as his [second] wife, JEAN [le Viteaux], son of ---.  This was not Jean's only marriage, as shown by the necrology of Sainte-Croix de Lyon which records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Katerine uxoris Jo lo Vito"[679].  This entry, read together with the entry commemorating Jean’s wife Etiennette (see above), suggests that Catherine was his first wife and Etiennette his second. 

 

 

GUY [VI] de Forez, son of RENAUD Comte de Forez [Albon] & his wife Isabelle de Beaujeu (-19 Jan 1278, bur Montbrison).  The testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci" is dated Jun 1270 and names "Guiotum filium meum…Ludovico filio meo clerico…"[680]Comte de Forez.  A charter dated [1/28] Nov 1282 records an agreement between the monks of Cluny and "Ludovicum dominum Bellijoci", and names “dominam Ysabellam matrem suam, relictam domini Raynaudi, quondam comitis Forensis, patris sui” and “dominam Johannam, relictam Guidonis, quondam fratris dicti Ludovici, et comitis Forensis[681].  The first testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated 29 May 1275, chooses his burial "in ecclesia beatæ Mariæ Montisbrisonis", names "Isabellam filiam meam" as his heir, and names "consanguinei domini Humberti de Bellojoco, militis, domini Montis Penserii et conestabuli Franciæ…Joannæ…uxoris meæ…Ludovicum fratrem meum"[682].  The second testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated Nov 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Ysabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam…Johannæ uxoris meæ et tutorum liberorum meorum"[683].  The third testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated 27 Dec 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Isabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam" (adding that he wished the latter to enter the church) "Johannæ uxori meæ"[684].  His place of burial is confirmed by the testament of his son "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1334, which chooses his burial "in ecclesia beate Marie Montisbrisonis in tumulo parentum meorum"[685]

m (1268) as her first husband, JEANNE de Montfort, daughter of PHILIPPE de Montfort Seigneur de Castres et de la Ferté-Alais & his wife Jeanne de Levis ([1255/60][686]-1300, bur Montbrison).  A charter dated [1/28] Nov 1282 records an agreement between the monks of Cluny and "Ludovicum dominum Bellijoci", and names “dominam Ysabellam matrem suam, relictam domini Raynaudi, quondam comitis Forensis, patris sui” and “dominam Johannam, relictam Guidonis, quondam fratris dicti Ludovici, et comitis Forensis[687].  She married secondly (1278) Louis de Savoie Baron de Vaud.  The testament of "dominæ Joannæ de Monteforti quondam comitissæ Forensis, uxorisque quondam…domini Ludovici de Sabaudia domini Vaudi" dated Nov 1293 chooses her burial "in cimiterio Fratrum Minorum Montisbrisonis" and makes bequests to "a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora, Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…a Pietro di Lei figlio…altri suoi Benidto Lodovico suo figlio"[688].  Her place of burial is confirmed by the testament of her daughter "dominæ Isabellæ de Foresio domine de Mercorio" dated 7 Mar 1331 which chooses her burial "in domo Fratrum Minorem Montisbrisonis, in tumulo…matris meæ"[689]

Guy [VI] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ISABELLE ([1273/May 1275]-after 29 Jan 1337, bur Montbrison).  The first testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated 29 May 1275, chooses his burial "in ecclesia beatæ Mariæ Montisbrisonis", names "Isabellam filiam meam" as his heir, and names "consanguinei domini Humberti de Bellojoco, militis, domini Montis Penserii et conestabuli Franciæ…Joannæ…uxoris meæ…Ludovicum fratrem meum"[690].  The second testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated Nov 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Ysabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam…Johannæ uxoris meæ et tutorum liberorum meorum"[691].  "Johannes comes Forensis adultus" agreed with "Beraldo de Mercorio nepoti…domini Beraldi domini Mercorii filioque quondam domino Beraldi de Mercorio, filii quondam ipsius domini Mercorio" the dowry of "Yzabelle sponsa sua sororeque ipsius comitis et filia quondam…Guidonis quondam comitis Forensis" by charter dated Jun 1290[692].  The testament of "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to "a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora…"[693].  The testament of "dominæ Isabellæ de Foresio domine de Mercorio" is dated 7 Mar 1331, chooses her burial "in domo Fratrum Minorem Montisbrisonis, in tumulo…matris meæ", and appoints "nepotem meum dominum Guiotum de Foresio primogenitum…fratris mei comitis Forensis" as her heir[694]m (1 Jun 1290) BERAUD [VIII] Sire de Mercœur, son of BERAUD [VII] Sire de Mercœur & his wife Blanche de Salins (-5 Apr 1321). 

2.         LAURE ([1275/76]-[1319/20 Jun 1320]).  The second testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated Nov 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Ysabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam…Johannæ uxoris meæ et tutorum liberorum meorum"[695].  It is likely that Laure was her father’s second child.  Both she and her brother Jean are named in their father’s Nov 1277 testament.  This second testament was written to substitute Jean as his father’s heir in place of the older daughter Isabelle.  If Laure had been born after Jean, it is unlikely that she would have been named in the document, which was presumably written soon after Jean’s birth.  The third testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated 27 Dec 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Isabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam" (adding that he wished the latter to enter the church) "Johannæ uxori meæ"[696].  The testament of "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to "a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora…"[697].  Nun at Bonlieu.  "Joannes comes Forensis" constituted the dowry for "domicella Lora…soror sua" when entering religion at Bonlieu monastery by charter dated Jul 1295[698].  "Joannes comes Forensis" founded an anniversary for "Loræ sorori nostræ, moniali quondam monasterii Boni Boci" at Bonlieu monastery by charter dated Nov 1330[699]

3.         JEAN [I] ([1276/Nov 1277]-3 Jul 1334, bur Montbrison).  The second testament of "G. comes Forensis" is dated Nov 1277, names "Johannem filium meum" as his heir, and names "Ysabellam filiam meam…Loram filiam meam…Johannæ uxoris meæ et tutorum liberorum meorum"[700].  The court of Lyon confirmed the guardianship of "Gioanni figlio pupillo di Guidone Conte di Forest" naming "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Madre del detto Gioanni" and her second marriage with "Lodovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud fratello del Conte Amedeo" by charter dated 23 Jun 1283[701].  The testament of "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to "a Gioanni di lei figlio Conte di Forest…ad Isabella di Lei figlia moglie di Berardo di Merevel…a Lora…"[702]Comte de Forez.  Seigneur de Saint-Bonnet 1291.  The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis" is dated 16 Aug 1324, chooses his burial "in ecclesia beate Marie Montisbrisonis in tumulo parentum meorum", appoints "filium meum Raynaudum" as his heir in seven castles in anticipation of his marriage contracted with "Margaritam filiam domini Philipi de Sabaudia principis Achaye" and in the inheritance of "quondam Alisie de Viannesio matris sue", bequeathes property to "Johanni filio meo", appoints "Guiotum filium meum" as his heir and refers to the marriage contracted between him and "dominum Ludovicum de Claromonte…Johannam filiam"[703].  "Joannes comes Forensis" founded an anniversary for "Loræ sorori nostræ, moniali quondam monasterii Boni Boci" at Bonlieu monastery by charter dated Nov 1330[704].  The codicil of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 2 Jul 1333, adjusts his bequests to his three [legitimate] sons and provides for "Johannem et Raynaudum filios meos naturales…Johannetam filiam meam naturalem"[705].  The necrology of Notre Dame de Montbrison records the death 3 Jul 1334 of "Joannes comes Forensis"[706]m firstly (contract Vienne 28 Mar 1296) ALIX de Viennois, daughter of HUMBERT de la Tour du Pin Dauphin de Viennois & his wife Anne Dauphine de Viennois (-Saint-Saturnin-du-Port 14 Nov 1309, bur Saint-Saturnin-du-Port, transferred 1311 after 7 Mar to Montbrison Notre-Dame).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Delphini filia…Alysiam" and "Joannes comes Foresius"[707].  The contract of marriage between "dominum Humbertum, delphinium, comitem Viennensem et Albonensem dominumque de Turre et dominam Annam eius uxorem…Alasiam…filiam" and "Johannem comitem Forensem" is dated 28 Mar 1296 at Vienne[708].  A charter dated "die dominica post brandones" in 1311 provides for the transfer of the remains of "dominæ Alasiæ de Viennensio quondam comitissæ Forensis", buried "in ecclesia Sancti Saturnini de Portu" where she had died, to "ecclesiam nostram beatæ Mariæ Montisbrisonis" where she had chosen her burial[709]m secondly as her third husband, ELEONORE de Savoie, widow firstly of GUILLAUME Comte d'Auxerre [Bourgogne-Comté] and secondly of DREUX [IV] de Mello Seigneur de Sainte-Hermine, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle [Simone] de Bâgé Dame de Bâgé ([1279]-1324).  The "Act of emancipation" of "Eleonora di Savoia" aged 12 by "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo Padre" is dated 25 Jan 1292[710].  If this is correct, it is unlikely that her first child was born in 1292, as shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[711].  "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"[712].  "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[713].  The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "il Conte Giov di ---e" and "la principessa Eleonora figlia del Conte Amedeo V di Savoia" notwithstanding 4o consanguinity is dated 7 Jan 1291[714].  The testament of "Sibilla Contessa di Savoia Dama di Bauge Moglie del Conte Amedeo di Savoia" dated 1294 grants bequests "ad Eleonora Moglie del Conte Guglielmo d'Auxerre sua figlia…"[715].  The testament of "Conte Amedeo di Savoia" dated 27 Sep 1307 names "…Eleonora, Margarita, ed Agnes sue figlie"[716].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m thirdly (after 1324) LAURE de Savoie, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his first wife Adeline de Lorraine (before 1278-1334).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Jean [I] & his first wife had four children: 

a)         JEANNE .  The marriage contract between "Johannæ filiæ domini Joannis comitis Forensis" and "domino Aymaro domino de Rossillone" is dated 8 May 1318[717].  The Papal dispensation for the marriage between "Aymaro domino Rossilionis" and "Johanne nata…Johannis comitis Forensis" is dated 20 Mar 1318, and refers to their relationship "ex uno latere tertio, ex altero quarto gradibus…consanguinitatis" (without giving details of the descents)[718]m (Papal dispensation 3o and 4o 20 Mar 1318, contract 8 May 1318) AYMAR Seigneur de Roussillon, son of ARTAUD [V] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Alix de Poitiers/Valentinois (-after 1355). 

b)         GUY [VII] (19 Apr 1299-Sainte-Colombe, couvent des Cordeliers, near Vienne 23 Jun 1358, bur Montbrison, église de Notre-Dame).  An ancient missel records the birth "1299 XIII Kal Mai" of "Guido primogenitus domini Johannis comitis Forensis et dominæ Aliziæ de Vienne" and his subsequent baptism[719]Comte de Forez

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c)         RENAUD (-[1369/70]).  Canon at Lyon, Vienne and Valence cathedrals before 1317.  Deacon at Chalon-sur-Marne cathedral 1317.  Canon at Bayeux 1323.  Seigneur de Malleval, de Rocherlaine et de Saint-Germain Laval.  The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1324, appoints "filium meum Raynaudum" as his heir in seven castles in anticipation of his marriage contracted with "Margaritam filiam domini Philipi de Sabaudia principis Achaye" and in the inheritance of "quondam Alisie de Viannesio matris sue"[720].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names his nephews Guy and Raimond de Forez[721].  "Domini Reynaudus et Johannes filii…domini Johannis comitis Forensis" agreed to respect the provisions of their father’s testament by charter dated 15 Feb 1333 (O.S.), which names "bone memorie domine Alaysie de Vienesio comitisse Forensis matris quondam antedictorum Reynaudi et Johannis"[722]m (contract 3 May 1324, 10 Jun 1324) MARGUERITE de Savoie, daughter of PHILIPPE de Savoie Prince of Achaia & his first wife Isabelle de Villehardouin Pss of Achaia (Feb 1303-after 8 Dec 1371).  The contract of marriage between "nobilem Raynaudum de Forisio, natum…domini Johannis comitis Forensis" and "nobilem Margaritam filiam…domini Philippi de Sabaudia principis Achaye" is dated 3 May 1324[723].  The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1324, appoints "filium meum Raynaudum" as his heir in seven castles in anticipation of his marriage contracted with "Margaritam filiam domini Philipi de Sabaudia principis Achaye" and in the inheritance of "quondam Alisie de Viannesio matris sue"[724]

d)         JEAN (-after 8 Aug 1334).  The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1324, bequeathes property to "Johanni filio meo"[725].  Canon at Paris 1323.  "Domini Reynaudus et Johannes filii…domini Johannis comitis Forensis" agreed to respect the provisions of their father’s testament by charter dated 15 Feb 1333 (O.S.), which names "bone memorie domine Alaysie de Vienesio comitisse Forensis matris quondam antedictorum Reynaudi et Johannis"[726].  The testament of "dominus Johannes de Foresio, canonicus ecclesie Parisiensis", dated 8 Aug 1334, bequeathes property to "Johannino et Raymundino fratribus suis naturalibus…dominorum Guidonis comitis Forensis et Reginaldi fratrum suorum"[727].  The necrology of the Eglise Cathédrale de Paris records the death "4 Aug" of "Johannis filii comitis de Foresiis"[728]

Jean [I] had three illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses: 

e)         JEAN (-after 8 Aug 1334).  The codicil of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 2 Jul 1333, adjusts his bequests to his three [legitimate] sons and provides for "Johannem et Raynaudum filios meos naturales…Johannetam filiam meam naturalem"[729].  The testament of "dominus Johannes de Foresio, canonicus ecclesie Parisiensis", dated 8 Aug 1334, bequeathes property to "Johannino et Raymundino fratribus suis naturalibus…"[730]

f)          RENAUD [Raymond] (-after 8 Aug 1334).  The codicil of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 2 Jul 1333, adjusts his bequests to his three [legitimate] sons and provides for "Johannem et Raynaudum filios meos naturales…Johannetam filiam meam naturalem"[731].  The testament of "dominus Johannes de Foresio, canonicus ecclesie Parisiensis", dated 8 Aug 1334, bequeathes property to "Johannino et Raymundino fratribus suis naturalibus…"[732]

g)         JEANNETTE (-after 2 Jul 1333).  The codicil of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 2 Jul 1333, adjusts his bequests to his three [legitimate] sons and provides for "Johannem et Raynaudum filios meos naturales…Johannetam filiam meam naturalem"[733]

 

 

GUY [VII] de Forez, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Forez & his first wife Alix de Viennois (19 Apr 1299-Sainte-Colombe, couvent des Cordeliers, near Vienne 23 Jun 1358, bur Montbrison, église de Notre-Dame).  An ancient missel records the birth "1299 XIII Kal Mai" of "Guido primogenitus domini Johannis comitis Forensis et dominæ Aliziæ de Vienne" and his subsequent baptism[734].  The first testament of "dominæ Isabellæ de Foresio domine de Mercorio" is dated 7 Mar 1331, chooses her burial "in domo Fratrum Minorem Montisbrisonis, in tumulo…matris meæ", and appoints "nepotem meum dominum Guiotum de Foresio primogenitum…fratris mei comitis Forensis" as her heir[735].  "Johannus Dalphinus Viennensis et Albonis comes dominusque de Turre" granted all his rights over Le Puy to "nepoti nostro Guioto de Foresio…comitem Forensis [Johannem] filio ac sororis nostre domine Alasie comitisse Forensis" by charter dated 9 Dec 1339[736].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Baron de Vaud names his nephews Guy and Raimond de Forez[737]Comte de Forez.  The testament of "Guido comes Forensis", dated 16 Dec 1357, chooses burial "in ecclesia mea beate Marie Montisbrisonis in tumulo parentum meorum", bequeathes property to "Johannam…filiam meam" in connection with her marriage to "comitem dalphinum Alvernie", to "Johannis filio meo…filium meum Ludovicum", and appoints "fratrum meum dominum Raynaudum de Forisio…" as guardians of "liberis meis impuberibus"[738]

m (3 Aug 1324) JEANNE de Clermont, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Clermont "le Boiteux" Comte de Clermont-en-Beauvaisis Sire de Bourbon [later Duc de Bourbon] [Capet] & his wife Marie de Hainaut ([1311/12]-30 Dec 1402, bur Montbrison, église des Cordeliers).  The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1324, appoints "Guiotum filium meum" as his heir and refers to the marriage contracted between him and "dominum Ludovicum de Claromonte…Johannam filiam"[739].  "Jehane de Bourbon comtesse de Foureis, fille ainsnée de messire Loys duc de Bourbon, fils ainé du fils monseigneur Sainct Loys roi de France, et femme de messire Guis conte de Fourais" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montbrison by charter dated 11 Sep 1372[740].  "Domina Johanna de Borbonio, relicta…Guidonis comitis Forensis, comitissa Forensis" donated her rights in the county of Forez to "dominam Annam Dalphine duchissam Borbonii, filiam suam et…dominum Ludovicem ducem Borbonii eius nepotem, conjuges" by charter dated 5 Jul 1382[741].  The testament of "Johanna de Bourbonio comitissa Forensis, filiaque…domini Ludovici ducis Borbonii, comitis Claromontis et Marchie, et domine Marie Heynaut, coniugem, relicta…domini Guidonis comitis Forensis quondam", dated 13 Jun 1400, bequeathed property to "dominum ducem Bourboni, comitem Claromontensem et Forensem, et Annam Dalphinam, duchissam Bourbonii, nepotem et filiam meos", and founded an anniversary for "domine Margarite de Sabbadia…sororgie mee, quondam consortis…fratris mei domini Reynaudi de Foresio"[742]

Guy [VII] & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         JEANNE (10 May 1337-17 Feb 1369).  An ancient missel records the birth 10 May 1337 "Jehane fille du comte Guy de Forez & de Jehane de Bourbon"[743].  The testament of "Guido comes Forensis", dated 16 Dec 1357, bequeathed property to "Johannam…filiam meam" in connection with her marriage to "comitem dalphinum Alvernie"[744].  The necrology of Clermont Saint-André records the death 17 Feb 1369 of "Johanna de Forests comitissa Claromontis dominaque terræ de Mercorio"[745]m (contract 22 Jun 1357) as his first wife, BERAUD [II] "le Grand Dauphin" Comte de Clermont, son of BERAUD [I] Dauphin Comte de Clermont & his first wife Marie de Villemur (-17 Jan 1400). 

2.         [child ([Mar/May] 1338-).  No record has been found of this child except that the ancient missel which records the births of the other children of Comte Guy [VII] and his wife specify that Louis and his brother and sister were third, fourth and fifth children of their parents[746].  According to La Mure, this child was "Jacerand de Forez…abbé de Saint-Pierre de Vienne" who, he assumes, was the oldest child[747].] 

3.         LOUIS (Saint-Galmier 16 Mar 1339-killed in battle Brignais 6 Apr 1362).  An ancient missel records the birth 16 Mar 1338 (presumably O.S.) "à Saint Galmyer Loys tiers enfant desdits Guy & Jehane"[748].  The testament of "Guido comes Forensis", dated 16 Dec 1357, bequeathes property to "Johannis filio meo…filium meum Ludovicum", and appoints "fratrum meum dominum Raynaudum de Forisio…" as guardians of "liberis meis impuberibus"[749]Comte de Forezm ([1358/62]) [JEANNE] de [Rogier], daughter of [GUILLAUME [III] Rogier Comte de Beaufort, Vicomte de Turenne & his wife ---].  The index of archives at Forez refers to a document relating to the dowry of "filiæ domini vicecomitis Turionensis" on her marriage to "Ludovicum comitem Forensem"[750].  She was presumably the daughter of Guillaume [III] Rogier Comte de Beaufort, who had bought the viscounty of Turenne from Cécile de Comminges in 1350 for 145,000 gold florins[751], although the primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  La Mure names her Jeanne but does not cite the corresponding primary source which confirms her name. 

4.         JEAN [II] (1343-15 May 1372).  An ancient missel records the birth in 1343 "à Saint Galmyer Jehan quatrième enfant desdits Guy & Jehane"[752].  The testament of "Guido comes Forensis", dated 16 Dec 1357, bequeathes property to "Johannis filio meo…filium meum Ludovicum", and appoints "fratrum meum dominum Raynaudum de Forisio…" as guardians of "liberis meis impuberibus"[753]Comte de Forez.  A charter dated 18 May 1370 refers to Louis Duc d’Anjou as "curateur de Mgr Jean de Forez", and records the authorisation by Charles V King of France of the transfer of the former’s rights in the county of Forez to Louis II Duc de Bourbon, who was the husband of Comte Jean’s niece Anne de Clermont[754].  This suggests that Comte Jean suffered some incapacity and was incapable of ruling the county himself.  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montbrison records the death 15 May 1372 of "princeps Joannes comes Forensis", adding that "Joanna de Borbonio comitissa eius mater" founded an anniversary for him[755]

5.         ODILE (Verdier 5 Oct 1345-[young]).  An ancient missel records the birth 5 Oct 1345 "au Verdyer, Odile cinquième enfant desdits Guy & Jehane de Bourbon"[756]

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de LYON

 

 

1.         ADEMAR (-after 28 Mar 944).  Vicomte de LyonA charter dated 28 Mar 944 noted the obligations to Cluny of “Ademaro Lugdunensi vicecomite” relating to “Tosciaco”, in the presence of “domni Hugonis…marchionis” and subscribed by “…Leotaldi comitis, Caroli comitis, Vuilelmi comitis…”[757]

 

 

1.         BERARD (-before 1030).  m BLISMODIS, daughter of ---.  "Wigo [et]…Eufemia uxor mea" made a donation to Cluny dated 1030 for the souls of "Berardi patris mei [et]…Blismodis matris mee"[758].  Bérard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GUIGUES [I] (-[22 Jan] after 1030).  "Wigo [et]…Eufemia uxor mea" made a donation to Cluny dated 1030 for the souls of "Berardi patris mei [et]…Blismodis matris mee ac fratris mei Wichard seu infantibus meis"[759]Vicomte de Lyon.  "Wigonis vicecomitis et uxore sua Eufemia" subscribed the charter dated 16 Oct 982 under which "Narduinus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire[760].  "Wigo vicecomes et uxor mea Eufemia" donated property to Saint-Vincent de Mâcon by charter dated to [1018/30] subscribed by "Elisabeth comitissa"[761].  “Geraldi…comitis…Vuigonis senioris” consented to the donation by “Adzelena abbatissa” to Savigny by charter dated to [1030][762].  Another charter dated to [1033] refers to the same donation and names “Vuigonis vicecomitis[763].  The necrology of the priory of Ambierle en Roannois records the death "XI Kal Feb" of "Vuigo vicecomes"[764]m (before 16 Oct 982) EUPHEMIA, daughter of NARDUIN Vicomte de Mâcon & his wife [Aya ---] (-after 1030).  "Wigonis vicecomitis et uxore sua Eufemia" subscribed the charter dated 16 Oct 982 under which "Narduinus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire[765].  "Wigo [et]…Eufemia uxor mea" made a joint donation to Cluny dated 1030 for the souls of his parents and brother, which also names “Narduino vicecomiti et filie eius Eufemie[766].  "Wigo vicecomes et uxor mea Eufemia" donated property to Saint-Vincent de Mâcon by charter dated to [1018/30] subscribed by "Elisabeth comitissa"[767].  Guigues [I] & his wife had --- children: 

i)          children .  "Wigo [et]…Eufemia uxor mea" made a donation to Cluny dated 1030 for the souls of "…infantibus meis"[768]

b)         GUICHARD (-[before 1030]).  "Wigo [et]…Eufemia uxor mea" made a donation to Cluny dated 1030 for the soul of "Wichardi fratris mei" and their parents[769]

 

 

It is probable that Guigues [II] was one of the children of Guigues [I] but the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified. 

1.         GUIGUES [II] (-after 1039).  Vicomte de Lyon.  “Guigo vicecomes” donated property “in pago Lugdunensi…castrum Mons Meruli [Montmerle]” to Cluny by charter dated to [Jan/Nov] 1039, subscribed by “Hugonis comitis, Tietbaldi comitis, Ermessendis vicecomitisse…[770].  A charter dated 10 Feb 1093 defines property referring to "terram…que fuit olim coqui vicecomitis Wigonis"[771], although it is not certain that this refers to one of the vicomtes de Lyon names Guigues.  m ERMESENDE, daughter of ---.  “Guigo vicecomes” donated property “in pago Lugdunensi…castrum Mons Meruli [Montmerle]” to Cluny by charter dated to [Jan/Nov] 1039, subscribed by “…Ermessendis vicecomitisse…[772]

 

 

1.         [GUIGUES [III] [de Lavieu] .  La Mure’s Histoire des Comtes de Forez names "Rotulpha ou Rotulphe de Forez" as "la seconde des fille de [Comte Géraud]", adding that she married "Guy I Seigneur de Lavieu…vicomte"[773].  He cites "Antoine de Laval" as his source, the preceding page clarifying that this refers to "les mémoires manuscrits du docte Forésien Antoine de Laval", presumably a contemporary of La Mure’s although this is not stated[774].  Auguste Bernard also refers to her and her marriage, citing La Mure but no other source[775].  In the absence of any primary source, there must be some doubt her existence and marriage, based on the following reasoning.  "Geraldi…comitis…Vuigonis senioris" subscribed the undated charter, "regnante Rodulfo rege" so dated to [993/1032], under which "filii Fredelanni, Hugo et Bernardus" founded the priory of Arnas in Beaujolais[776].  La Mure identifies the subscribers as Géraud Comte de Forez and Guigues [Vicomte] de Lavieu[777].  If this identification is correct, the dating of the charter quoted above suggests that Rotulphe (if she existed) was probably too young to have been the wife of Vicomte Guigues.  In addition, other sources (see above) name Guigues [I] Vicomte [de Lyon] in 982 and [1030], and name his wife Euphemia.  It is therefore likely that "Guigues de Lavieu Vicomte" was the same person as Guigues [I] Vicomte de Lyon.  m ROTULPHE de Forez, daughter of GERAUD Comte de Forez & his wife Adelaide --- ([1015/25]-).] 

 

 

1.         GAUCERAN de Lavieu (-after [1107]).  “Gauzerannus de Laviaco” consented to the donation by “Vuillelmus” to Savigny by charter dated to [1090][778].  Gauceran vicomte de Lavieu murdered Guillaume [II] Comte de Forez, who he accused of having raped his wife, after which the vicomté was confiscated[779]m ---.  The name of Gauceran’s wife is not known. 

 

 

It is assumed that the following family group was closely related to the family of the vicomtes de Lyon, considering that the castle of Montme rle was the subject of a donation to Cluny by a charter dated to [Jan/Nov] 1039 by “Guigo vicecomes” (see above).  It is assumed that Guichard de Montmerle was too young to have been the same person as Guichard, brother of Vicomte Guigues [I].  Assuming that the birth date of Achard de Montmerle is correctly estimated as shown below, it would be chronologically consistent for Guichard de Montmerle to have been the son of Guigues [III] [de Lavieu]. 

1.         GUICHARD de Montmerle (-after 19 Apr 1066).  Guichard de Montmerle donated property “l’église de Saint-Didier de Vendonissa” to the abbaye de Romans by charter dated 19 Apr 1066[780]m ---.  The name of Guichard’s wife is not known.  Guichard & his wife had two children: 

a)         ACHARD de Montmerle ([1065/80]-after 1097).  “Acardus miles de castro…Montem Merulum, filius…Wicardi…de Monte Merulo” mortgaged property to Cluny before leaving for Jerusalem by charter dated 12 Apr 1096, which names “Bernardus miles de Chaycheo et uxor eius Girberga qui erat soror Acardi” and is subscribed by the latter couple[781].  It is assumed that Achard was a young adult at the time as the charter makes provision for his dying without legitimate heirs, and names no existing children. 

b)         GERBERGE (-after 12 Apr 1096).  “Acardus miles de castro…Montem Merulum, filius…Wicardi…de Monte Merulo” mortgaged property to Cluny before leaving for Jerusalem by charter dated 12 Apr 1096, which names “Bernardus miles de Chaycheo et uxor eius Girberga qui erat soror Acardi” and is subscribed by the latter couple[782]m BERNARD de Chachez, son of --- (-after 1106).  Bernard & his wife had one child: 

i)          ACHARD de Chachez (-after 1106). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de MONTLUEL

 

 

1.         PIERRE [I] de MontluelSeigneur de Montluel et de Montaney.  m ---.  The name of Pierre’s wife is not known.  Pierre [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUMBERT [I] de Montluel (-after 1 Aug 1236).  Seigneur de Montluel.  "Humbertus dominus Montislupolli" donated property to the monastery of Portes by charter dated 1227[783].  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli…et Petrus filius noster" donated property to the abbey of Isle-Sainte-Barbare by charter dated Apr 1235[784].  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli" donated property to the abbey of Isle-Sainte-Barbare by charter dated May 1235[785].  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[786]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert [I] & his wife had five children: 

i)          PIERRE [II] (-after Apr 1235).  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli…et Petrus filius noster" donated property to the abbey of Isle-Sainte-Barbare by charter dated Apr 1235[787]

ii)         ALASIE .  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[788].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m BERLION de la Tour-du-Pin, son of ALBERT Seigneur de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife --- (-murdered [1249/50]). 

iii)        ELISABETH .  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[789].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m ARNAUD Guille, son of ---. 

iv)       MARGUERITE .  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[790].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m --- Seigneur de Saint-Amour, son of ---. 

v)        MATHIA .  The testament of "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli", dated 1 Aug 1236, appoints as his heirs "Alasiam filiam meam…Helizabeth filiam meam…Margaretam filiam meam…Matthiam filiam meam" and provides dowries for each of them[791].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m GUIGUES Seigneur de Buyes, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         HUMBERT [II] de Montluel m ISABELLE de Savoie-Vaud, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l'Amaury] (after Nov 1293-). 

 

2.         HUMBERT [III] de Montluel (-after 1289)Seigneur de Montluelm ALIX de la Tour-du-Pin, daughter ALBERT [III] Sire de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Beatrix de Coligny (-after 1289).  

 

3.         GUY de Montluel (-before Jul 1304).  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli" donated property to Sainte-Croix, in accordance with the last wishes of "inclytæ recordationis Jeanneta filia…Guyoti quondam domini Montislupelli", as requested of "dominam Montislupelli et Coloniaci quondam matrem ipsius Joanetæ et…Joannem dominum Montislupelli fratrem quondam dictæ Joannetæ", by charter dated 1319[792]m MARGUERITE de Coligny, daughter of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Coligny & his wife ---.  Guy & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Montluel .  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli" donated property to Sainte-Croix, in accordance with the last wishes of "inclytæ recordationis Jeanneta filia…Guyoti quondam domini Montislupelli", as requested of "dominam Montislupelli et Coloniaci quondam matrem ipsius Joanetæ et…Joannem dominum Montislupelli fratrem quondam dictæ Joannetæ", by charter dated 1319[793]

b)         JEANNETTE de Montluel .  "Humbertus dominus Montislupelli" donated property to Sainte-Croix, in accordance with the last wishes of "inclytæ recordationis Jeanneta filia…Guyoti quondam domini Montislupelli", as requested of "dominam Montislupelli et Coloniaci quondam matrem ipsius Joanetæ et…Joannem dominum Montislupelli fratrem quondam dictæ Joannetæ", by charter dated 1319[794]

c)         MARGUERITE (-after 31 Jul 1343).  A charter dated 31 Jul 1343 records an agreement between "Dominus Humbertus Dalphinus Viennensis" agreed with "dominus Philippus de Vienna dominus de Pymont et Guido de Vienna eius filius primogenitus, consanguinei eiusdem domini Delphini" about the inheritance of "domina Margareta de Montelupello, uxore quondam eiusdem domini Philippi…filia Guidonis quondam domini Montislupelli"[795]m PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Ruffey, son of HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Marguerite de Ruffey (-[1370]). 

 

 

 

E.      SIRES de THOIRE et VILLARS

 

 

The following is an outline of this family included to show its connections with other noble families.  Europäische Stammtafeln includes a fuller version but it is not known whether this is based on primary source data or not[796].  The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not been identified, unless otherwise indicated below. 

 

 

1.         HUMBERT [II] de Thoire (-before 1216)Sire de Thoirem ALIX de Coligny, daughter of HUMBERT [II] Sire de Coligny & his wife Ida de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Jun 1228 under which her sons "Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Toiria miles frater eius" agreed with "Dom. Alberto de Turre" to relinquish their claims over the succession of Coligny through "Dom. Alisiæ de Coloniaco matris meæ" held by "Hugo dominus Coloniaci et Willelmus frater eius"[797].  Humbert & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         ETIENNE [I] de Thoire (-after Jun 1228)Sire de Thoire.  Sire de Villars, de iure uxoris"Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Thoria frater eius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi, for the soul of "patris nostri Humberti de Thoiria et filiis ipsius fratris nostri" by charter dated 26 Oct 1225[798].  "Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Toiria miles frater eius" agreed with "Dom. Alberto de Turre" to relinquish their claims over the succession of Coligny through "Dom. Alisiæ de Coloniaco matris meæ" held by "Hugo dominus Coloniaci et Willelmus frater eius", by charter dated Jun 1228[799].  m AGNES de Villars, daughter of ETIENNE [II] Seigneur de Villars & his wife --- (-after 1242).  Etienne [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          ETIENNE [II] de Thoire (-1250, bur Saint-Claude)Sire de Thoire et Villars.  "Amedeus dominus de Coloniaco" recognised the property of the abbot of St Eugendius, granted by "dominus Bernardus de Toria tunc temporis Bellicensis episcopus et abbas S. Eugendi domino Stephano de Villars nepoti suo", by charter dated Jan 1231[800]

-         see below

b)         BERNARD de Thoire (-after Jun 1228).  "Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Thoria frater eius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi, for the soul of "patris nostri Humberti de Thoiria et filiis ipsius fratris nostri" by charter dated 26 Oct 1225[801].  "Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Toiria miles frater eius" agreed with "Dom. Alberto de Turre" to relinquish their claims over the succession of Coligny through "Dom. Alisiæ de Coloniaco matris meæ" held by "Hugo dominus Coloniaci et Willelmus frater eius", by charter dated Jun 1228[802].  "Amedeus dominus de Coloniaco" recognised the property of the abbot of St Eugendius, granted by "dominus Bernardus de Toria tunc temporis Bellicensis episcopus et abbas S. Eugendi domino Stephano de Villars nepoti suo", by charter dated Jan 1231[803]

c)         sons .  "Stephanus dominus de Villars et…Bernardus de Thoria frater eius" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi, for the soul of "patris nostri Humberti de Thoiria et filiis ipsius fratris nostri" by charter dated 26 Oct 1225[804]

 

 

ETIENNE [II] de Thoire, son of ETIENNE [I] Sire de Thoire & his wife Agnes de Villars (-1250, bur Saint-Claude)Sire de Thoire et Villars.  "Amedeus dominus de Coloniaco" recognised the property of the abbot of St Eugendius, granted by "dominus Bernardus de Toria tunc temporis Bellicensis episcopus et abbas S. Eugendi domino Stephano de Villars nepoti suo", by charter dated Jan 1231[805].  A charter dated 11 Aug 1242 records the settlement of disputes between "Bonifacium de Sabaudia electrum Bellicensem" and "Stephanum dom de Villar", naming "Humb. de Vileta…Aymard de Brianzon…" among the guarantors[806]

m BEATRIX de Faucigny, daughter of AYMON [II] Seigneur de Faucigny & his wife Beatrix de Bourgogne-Comté (-after May 1279).  The testament of "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci" is dated Feb 1234, appoints "Agnetem filiam suam", betrothed to "Petro de Sabaudia filio condam Thome Comit. Sabaud.", as his heir in default of male heirs, and reserves the dowry of "alterius filiarum suarum Beatricis"[807].  A charter dated 19 Oct 1255 records that "Beatricis relicte Stephani domini de Thoire et Villars" transferred property inherited from "patris earumdem sororum" to "Agnetis sororis eiusdem Beatrice et uxoris dicti Petri de Sabaudia", at the request of "Petri de Sabaudia"[808].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci", dated 9 Aug 1268, made bequests to "dominæ Beatrici dominæ de Thoria et Villario sorori suæ et filiis suis…Simoni de Joinville dom. de Jaiz fratri suo"[809].  Guerry Seigneur d’Aubonne ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne 23 Aug 1259 to Pierre Comte de Savoie, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Sire de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[810].  "Humbertus dominus de Thoire et de Villars" reached agreement with the priory of Nantua, with the consent of "Henricus de Villars canonicus Lugdunensis et Beatrix domina de Thoire mater dictorum Humberti et Henrici", by charter dated 22 Aug 1270[811]

Etienne [II] & his wife had six children: 

1.         HUMBERT [III] (-14 May 1301, bur Saint-Claude)Sire de Thoire et Villars.  "Humbertus dominus de Thoire et de Villars" reached agreement with the priory of Nantua, with the consent of "Henricus de Villars canonicus Lugdunensis et Beatrix domina de Thoire mater dictorum Humberti et Henrici", by charter dated 22 Aug 1270[812]m firstly BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of EUDES III Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his second wife Alix de Vergy ([1216]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the book of fees of the church of Lyon which records “domino de Villars et de Thoiré” holding “tota terra Montisregalis quæ est ultra Sagonam...usque ad Gebennas” which he received “in dotem suæ uxoris sororis ducis Burgundiæ[813].  Dame de Montréal, d’Arbent et de Martignat.  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  m secondly MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  m thirdly as her second husband, JORDANE de Grandson, widow of AIMON [III] de la Tour, daughter of PIERRE [I] Sire de Grandson & his wife Agnes de Neuchâtel.  Humbert [III] & his second wife had five children: 

a)         HUMBERT [IV] (-28 Nov 1336)Sire de Thoire et Villars

-        see below

2.         HENRI de Thoire .  Canon at Lyon.  "Humbertus dominus de Thoire et de Villars" reached agreement with the priory of Nantua, with the consent of "Henricus de Villars canonicus Lugdunensis et Beatrix domina de Thoire mater dictorum Humberti et Henrici", by charter dated 22 Aug 1270[814]

 

 

HUMBERT [IV] de Thoire et Villars, son of HUMBERT [III] Sire de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Marguerite --- (-28 Nov 1336)Sire de Thoire et Villars

m (contract Lyon 30 Jun 1291) ELEONORE de Beaujeu, daughter of LOUIS [I] Sire de Beaujeu & his wife Eléonore de Savoie (-10 Sep 1344). 

Humbert [IV] & his wife had eight children: 

1.         HUMBERT [V] (-18 Aug 1372)m firstly (Papal dispensation 3o 30 Apr 1331, 10 Sep 1334) BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of PHILIPPE de Savoie Prince of Achaia & his second wife Catherine de Viennois (-1340).  She is not named in her father's testament dated 9 Jun 1330[815].  The Papal dispensation dated 30 Apr 1331 permitted the marriage of "Umberto di Vilars" and "Beatrisina figlia di Filippo di Savoia Principe d'Accaja" despite 3o consanguinity[816].  "Filippo di Savoia" declared that he had not paid the dowry to "Umberto di Vilars" relating to his marriage to "Beatrice figlia di detto Filippo e Moglie del detto Umberto", by charter dated 10 Sep 1334[817].  The testament of "Beatrice di Savoia Dama di Thoire e di Villars" dated 28 Oct 1339 appoints as her heirs the children to be born from her marriage, or if there are none "il de Lei Marito, ed Odoardo di Savoia fratello di essa Testatrice"[818]m secondly (Papal dispensation 10 Jul 1342) BEATRIX de Chalon, daughter of JEAN [II] Comte d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Alix de Bourgogne dame de Montfleur (-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"[819].  Dame de Mongefond.  Humbert [V] & his first wife had one child: 

a)         MARIE (-before 27 Mar 1385).  m (contract 7 Apr 1351) GUY de Vienne [Neublans] Seigneur de Ruffey et de Chevreaux, son of --- (-[after 1410]). 

Humbert [V] & his second wife had three children: 

b)         ALIX (-after 12 Jun 1400).  The contract of marriage between "Filippo figlio di Giacomo di Savoia Principe d'Acaja" and "Louisa di Villars figlia d'Umberto de Toyre de Villars" is dated 19 Sep 1362[820]m firstly (contract 19 Sep 1362[821]) PHILIPPE de Savoie Seigneur de Vigan, son of JACQUES de Savoie Signor del Piemonte, titular Prince of Achaia & his second wife Sibylle de Baux (Aug 1340-castle of Avigliana Oct 1368).  m secondly (1378) HUGUES de Vienne [Neublans] Seigneur de Sellières, son of --- (-1390 or after). 

c)         ELEONORE (-1400 before 16 Oct)m firstly EDOUARD de Beaujeu, son of ---.  m secondly (contract 6 Aug 1372) PHILIPPE [III] de Lévis Seigneur de la Roche-en-Regnier, Vicomte de Lautrec, Seigneur de Marly, son of --- (-before 15 Nov 1380, bur Le Puy Dominicans). 

d)         HUMBERT [VI] ([1342/43]-Trévoux 24 Jul 1423)m firstly (contract 21 May 1350) ALIX de Roussillon, daughter of AYMAR de Roussillon Seigneur d’Annonay & his wife --- (-after 11 Oct 1367).  m secondly (contract Annecy 2 Mar 1368, divorced) as her second husband, MARIE de Genève, widow of JEAN de Chalon Sire d'Arlay [Bourgogne-Comté], daughter of AMEDEE III Comte de Genève & his wife Mathilde de Boulogne [Auvergne] (-after 28 Aug 1396).  m thirdly (contract 11 Oct 1383) ISABELLE d’Harcourt, daughter of JEAN [III] Comte d'Harcourt et d'Aumâle & his wife Catherine de Bourbon (13 Jun 1371-16 Apr 1443).  Dame de Roussillon et de Rivière.  Humbert [VI] & his first wife had one child: 

i)          HUMBERT (-[25 May 1363/23 Feb 1267]). 

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

ii)         HUMBERT [VII] (-1400 after 10 Mar).  Comte de Genève.  m (contract 3 Nov 1381, 15 Nov 1389) LOUISE de Poitiers, daughter of LOUIS de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois & his first wife Cécile Rogier de Beaufort (-after 1400).  The marriage contract between "Humbert de Villars fils de Humbert seigneur de Villars" and "Loyse fille de Loys de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois" is dated 3 Nov 1381[822]

iii)        LOUISEm GUILLAUME de Vienne [Neublans] Seigneur de Saint-Georges et de Sainte-Croix (-[11 Mar 1435/1445]). 

2.         JEAN .  Seigneur de Montelier et de Belvoir.  m AGNES de Montagu, daughter of ---.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEANNE de Villars (-after 1376)m as his first wife, ANTOINE de la Tour Seigneur de Châtillon, son of PIERRE [V] de la Tour Seigneur de Châtillon & his wife Agnes de Grandson (-before 25 May 1405). 

3.         AMEDEE (-[1310/14], bur Bonmont).  Seigneur d’Aubonne, after the death of his father[823]

4.         ISABELLE m (contract La Balme 9 Feb 1337) as his second wife, HENRI de Bourgogne Seigneur de Montroud et de Montaigu, son of HUGUES de Bourgogne Sire de Salins, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne & his wife Alix von Andechs-Merano Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne (-after 23 Jun 1340). 

5.         ELEONORE (-after 20 Oct 1365, bur Miroir Abbey)m (before 1298) ETIENNE de Coligny Seigneur d’Andelot, son of --- (-1342, bur Miroir Abbey). 

6.         AGNES (-after 15 May 1326).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 20 Aug 1370 under which her son’s son-in-law "Rodulphus comes Gruerie" sold the succession in the seigneuries d’Aubonne et de Coppet, inherited from "dne Agnetis de Villar, quondam dne Albone, et dni Humberti Alamandi, eius filii"[824].  She succeeded her brother Amedée as dame d’Aubonne[825]m GUILLAUME Alamandi, son of --- (-after 1332). 

 

 

 

F.      SIRES de VILLARS

 

 

1.         ETIENNE [I] de Villars (-after 16 Sep 1151).  Seigneur de Villars.  A charter dated 16 Sep 1151 records that "Stephanus de Villars" attacked "Rocca-Tailla…castro" and ordered the cessation of the attack[826]

 

2.         ALARD de Villars (-after [1174/76]).  "Uldricus de Villariis Lugdunensis decanus" donated property to the monastery of Cassane, with the support of "Alardus frater predicti Uldrici et alter Uldricus filius Alardi", by charter dated [1174/76][827]m ---.  The name of Alard’s wife is not known.  Alard & his wife had one child: 

a)         ULRIC de Villars .  "Uldricus de Villariis Lugdunensis decanus" donated property to the monastery of Cassane, with the support of "Alardus frater predicti Uldrici et alter Uldricus filius Alardi", by charter dated [1174/76][828]

3.         ULRIC de Villars (-after [1174/76]).  Deacon of Lyon.  "Uldricus de Villariis Lugdunensis decanus" donated property to the monastery of Cassane, with the support of "Alardus frater predicti Uldrici et alter Uldricus filius Alardi", by charter dated [1174/76][829]

 

 

4.         ETIENNE [II] de VillarsSeigneur de Villarsm ---.  Etienne [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         AGNES de Villars (-after 1242)m ETIENNE Sire de Thoire, son of HUMBERT [II] Sire de Thoire & his wife Agnes de Coligny (-after 1228). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de GENEVE

 

 

A.      COMTES de GENEVE

 

 

The county of Geneva was located in the mid-eastern part of the Welf kingdom of Burgundy, to the south and west of the town of Geneva.  After the Burgundian kingdom was inherited by Konrad II King of Germany in 1032, temporal jurisdiction over the town of Geneva itself was ceded to the bishop of Geneva, who continued to rule there until 1532 when the bishop was expelled.  The counts continued to rule the surrounding territoire (sometimes referred to as "Genevois"). 

 

 

1.         MANASSES (-after [894] or [918]).  "Manasseus comes" donated property "in pago Genouense…in villa Mustiniaco" [Montigny, near Evian] to the church of Lausanne, in return for his burial, by charter dated "Non Sep anno III regnante domino nostro Ruodolfo regis" which names "Dominus Hieronymus" as bishop, signed by "Alexandrane que viro suo consensit, Geylendo comite, Turimberto, Adelberto"[830].  It is not clear whether the dating clause refers to Rudolf I King of Burgundy or his successor King Rudolf II.  The year is therefore either [891] or [915].  However, Bishop Jerome was recorded until 892, which suggests that King Rudolf I was the correct ruler.  "Manasses comes" donated property "in pago Genevense in fine Hercolana in villa Mustiniaco" to Lausanne by charter dated "V Kal Mai anno VI regnante domino nostro Rodolpho rege", also naming "domini Hieronimi episcopi", signed by "Alexandrone que viro suo consensit, Warimberto, Gerlendo, Turinberto, Litone, Ratone, Amaldrico"[831].  The same difficulty presents itself relating to the date of this document as with the earlier one.  The location of the property in the second donation suggests that Manassés was Comte [de Genève].  m ALEXANDRANE, daughter of --- (-after [894] or [918]).  "Manasseus comes" donated property "in pago Genouense…in villa Mustiniaco" [Mustinie] in return for his burial by charter dated "Non Sep anno III regnante domino nostro Ruodolfo regis", signed by "Alexandrane que viro suo consensit…"[832]

 

 

[Two] possible siblings: 

1.         MANASSES (-after 20 Jun [1015]).  "Adalbertus comes palacii regis…Manasæus comes, Rotbertus nepos eius, Rodulfus advocatus, Amalricus comes et frater Rius Adalgandus, Cono, Leuto, Teodoenus comes, Lanbertus et frater eius, Adalbertus, Willingus, Loslenus, Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi, Rotbertus frater eius, Vuisbertus filius Amalrici, Witbertus et frater Dodo filii Vuinisi, Adalbertus iudex, Borcardus et fratres eius Vuido et Hugo, filii Teotaldi, Dodo, Turumbertus, Cono et filius eius, Udulricus, Maynerius, Udulricus filius Vuilerii" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[833].  "Manasæus comes, Rotbertus nepos eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1002 under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[834].  "Manasseum comitem et uxorem suam Ermengardam" donated property "in pago Gebennensis" to Grenoble cathedral by charter dated 20 Jun [1015][835]Comte [de Genève].  An undated charter, dated to [991/1025], records an agreement between "comes Manasseus et uxor sua Ermengarda" with Humbert Bishop of Grenoble relating to certain properties, signed by "Anianæ filiæ comitis"[836]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 20 Jun [1015]).  "Manasseum comitem et uxorem suam Ermengardam" donated property "in pago Gebennensis" to Grenoble cathedral by charter dated 20 Jun [1015][837].  An undated charter, dated to [991/1025], records an agreement between "comes Manasseus et uxor sua Ermengarda" with Humbert Bishop of Grenoble relating to certain properties, signed by "Anianæ filiæ comitis"[838].  Manassès & his wife had one child: 

a)         ANIANE .  An undated charter, dated to [991/1025], records an agreement between "comes Manasseus et uxor sua Ermengarda" with Humbert Bishop of Grenoble relating to certain properties, signed by "Anianæ filiæ comitis"[839]

2.         [--- .  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1019/20] under which her son "Robertus comes" donated property "in pago Genovense et ini villa de Peloniaco" to the monastery of Pellionex, for the souls of "Episcopi Geroldi qui locum construxit…Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti…Conradi Patris Roberti…ipsius Roberti…et…filii sui Conradi et…Hugonis clerici parentis Roberti"[840].  Her son is described as "nepos" of Comte Manassès but the term is ambiguous and the precise relationship is not known.  She may even have been the same person as Manassès’s daughter Aniane, although this hypothesis appears inconsistent with her grandson Conrad being the father of Géraud Comte de Genève, as suggested below, as the chronology suggests fewer generations between Comte Manassès and Comte Géraud.  m CONRAD [I] [Conon?], son of --- (-before 1020).  It is possible that Conrad [I] was the same person as Cono, who is named in charters of Rudolf III King of Burgundy dated 1016 and 15 Feb 1018.  Conrad & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT ([960/70]-after 1020).  "…Manasæus comes, Rotbertus nepos eius…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[841].  His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that his son Conrad [II] was born in [980/95], as postulated below.  It is not known whether "nepos" in this document indicates that Robert was the nephew or grandson of Manassès, or even that they were related more remotely.  Comte de Genève.  The Catalogi Abbatum Sancti Eugendi Iurensis names "Rudolfi regis Teutonum et in partibus Galliarum…per Burchardum fratrum suum archiepiscopum et per filium Hugonem Gebennensem episcopum et alium Hugonem Gebennensem episcopum et Rotbertum comitem Gebennensem" with the date 1020[842].  "Robertus comes" donated property "in pago Genovense et ini villa de Peloniaco" to the monastery of Pellionex, for the souls of "Episcopi Geroldi qui locum construxit…Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti…Conradi Patris Roberti…ipsius Roberti…et…filii sui Conradi et…Hugonis clerici parentis Roberti", by charter dated to [1019/20], signed by "Conradi filii Roberti"[843]m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          CONRAD [II] [Conon?] ([980/95]-after 1020).  "Robertus comes" donated property "in pago Genovense et ini villa de Peloniaco" to the monastery of Pellionex, for the souls of "Episcopi Geroldi qui locum construxit…Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti…Conradi Patris Roberti…ipsius Roberti…et…filii sui Conradi et…Hugonis clerici parentis Roberti", by charter dated to [1019/20], signed by "Conradi filii Roberti"[844].  No further reference has been found to Conrad.  However, the name "Conon" given by Géraud Comte de Genève to his older son suggests a family relationship.  If this is correct, the chronology appears consistent with Conrad [II] being the husband of Bertha and therefore the father of Comte Géraud, in which case Conrad [II] would have been born in [980/995]. 

 

 

Two relatives, the precise family connections are not known: 

1.         HUGUES (-after [1019/20]).  "Robertus comes" donated property "in pago Genovense et ini villa de Peloniaco" to the monastery of Pellionex, for the souls of "Episcopi Geroldi qui locum construxit…Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti…Conradi Patris Roberti…ipsius Roberti…et…filii sui Conradi et…Hugonis clerici parentis Roberti", by charter dated to [1019/20], signed by "Conradi filii Roberti"[845].  The phrase "Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti" is difficult to interpret.  As "Patris" is also capitalised in the document, it is likely that "Nepotis" indicates the relationship not a proper name.  It also appears that "Senioris Roberti" should be read together with "Hugonis Nepotis" as if it read "Hugonis nepotis senioris Roberti".  If this is correct, "Roberti" indicates the donor not another Robert.  The question then arises, who was the "senior" of Robert Comte de Genève?  The obvious answer would be Rudolf III King of Burgundy.  However, if this was correct it is more likely that the document would have specified "regis" rather than "senioris".  It is possible that it refers to "Hugo episcopus de Geneva civitate", who countersigned the document, or another ecclesiastical dignitary who was Robert’s suzerain in respect of the property which was donated under the charter. 

 

2.         HUGUES (-after [1019/20]).  "Robertus comes" donated property "in pago Genovense et ini villa de Peloniaco" to the monastery of Pellionex, for the souls of "Episcopi Geroldi qui locum construxit…Hugonis Nepotis, Senioris Roberti…Conradi Patris Roberti…ipsius Roberti…et…filii sui Conradi et…Hugonis clerici parentis Roberti", by charter dated to [1019/20], signed by "Conradi filii Roberti"[846]

 

 

1.         ---, son of --- .  Carutti identifies the husband of Mathilde as Hugo [IX] Graf von Egisheim, but he cites no primary source on which this hypothesis is based[847]m MATHILDE of Burgundy, daughter of CONRAD I “le Pacifique” King of Burgundy [Welf] & his wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian].  "Rodulfus rex et Mathildis soror eius" are named as children of "Mathilde…filia…Gerberga" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that Mathilde was mother of Berta who was mother of "Geroldus Genevensis"[848].  One child: 

a)         BERTHA .  "Rodulfus rex et Mathildis soror eius" are named children of "Mathilde…filia…Gerberga" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that Mathilde was mother of Berta who was mother of "Geroldus Genevensis"[849]m ---.  The name of Bertha's husband is not known.  However, it would not be chronologically impossible if he was Conrad, son of Robert Comte de Genéve, who is shown above.  Bertha & her husband had [two] children: 

i)          GERAUD ([1010/20]-after [1065/80]).  "Rodulfus rex et Mathildis soror eius" are named as children of "Mathilde…filia…Gerberga" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that Mathilde was mother of Berta who was mother of "Geroldus Genevensis"[850].  As Géraud’s son Conon was probably adult when he donated property, recorded in a charter dated to [1061] (see below), it is unlikely that Géraud was born much later than [1020].  Comte de Genève.  Géraud Comte de Genève supported the challenge by Eudes II Comte de Blois to the succession of Emperor Konrad I [II] King of Germany to the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of King Rudolf III in 1033[851]Herimannus records that "Reginolf et Gerolt Burgundiones" submitted to Heinrich III King of Germany "apud Solodurum" [Solothurn] in 1045[852].  "Cono Geraldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Ainay, with the consent of "Geraldi comitis patris sui", by charter dated to [1061][853].  [m firstly GISELA, daughter of ---.  Guichenon names Gisela as the first wife of Géraud Comte de Genève[854].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.]  m [secondly] ([1060/70]) as her second husband, TETBERGA, widow of LOUIS Seigneur de Faucigny, daughter of ---.  Her first marriage is proved by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…matrie mee Teberge" to Cluny[855].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter, dated to [1088/99], under which "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix, signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[856].  Géraud & his [first] wife had [one possible child]: 

(a)       [JEANNE (-[1095]).  Guichenon names Jeanne as the wife of Comte Amedée II referring to various secondary sources[857].  Her origin is not known with certainty, but Guichenon, referring to "Henninges" (no precise citation), suggests "avec…assurance et…probabilité" that she was the daughter of Gerold Comte de Genève and his first wife Gisela ---[858].  From his discussion, it does not appear that this speculation is based on any surviving primary source and it is not known how accurate it might be.  m ([1065/70]) AMEDEE de Savoie, son of ODDON Comte de Chablais & his wife Adelaida di Susa ([1048/50]-26 Jan 1080, bur Saint-Jean de Maurienne).  He succeeded his brother in 1078 as AMEDEE II Comte de Savoie, Marchese di Susa.] 

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

(b)       CONON (-before 1080).  "Cono Geraldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Ainay, with the consent of "Geraldi comitis patris sui", by charter dated to [1061][859].  The chronology suggests that Conon must have been considerably older than his brother Aimon [I] and therefore was probably born from his father’s [first] marriage. 

Géraud & his [second] wife had one child:

(c)       AIMON [I] ([1065/80]-12 May [1125/28]).  "Patris Geraldi et fratris Cononis, comes Aymo successor" donated property to the church of Leman, at the request of "fratris Burchardi monachi", by undated charter[860]Comte de Genève

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ii)         [CONON (-1107).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Maurienne 1088.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[861], he was the possible son of Comte Aimon [I].  However, the chronology is too broad for him to have been the brother of Comte Amedée [I].] 

 

 

AIMON [I] de Genève, son of GERAUD Comte de Genève & his [second] wife Tetberga --- ([1060/65]-12 May [1125/28]).  "Patris Geraldi et fratris Cononis, comes Aymo successor" donated property to the church of Leman, at the request of "fratris Burchardi monachi", by undated charter[862]Comte de Genève.  Vassal of the bishop of Geneva.  Avoué of St Victor, Geneva.  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix by undated charter, dated to [1088/99], signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[863].  "Aymo…Genevensium comes" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi by charter dated 1090, signed by "Itæ uxoris eius, Geraldi filii eius"[864].  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et Amadeus filius eius" renounced rights to certain property in favour of the church of Saint-Martin by undated charter[865].  "Aymone…comite" approved the donation by Guy Bishop of Geneva of the church of Saint-Jean de Genève to the monastery of Ainay, near Lyon, by charter dated 1113[866].  A charter dated 1124 records an agreement between Humbert Bishop of Geneva and "Aymone comite"[867].  The necrology of Saint-Claude records the death "IV Id Mai" of "Aymo comes Gebennensis"[868]

m [firstly] ITA, daughter of --- (-after 1090).  "Aymo…Genevensium comes" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi by charter dated 1090, signed by "Itæ uxoris eius, Geraldi filii eius"[869]

[m secondly ---.  The chronology of this family suggests that Comte Amedée [I] may have been his father’s son by an otherwise unrecorded second marriage.] 

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

1.         GERAUD (-after 1090).  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix by undated charter, dated to [1088/99], signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[870].  "Aymo…Genevensium comes" donated property to the monastery of Saint-Eugendi by charter dated 1090, signed by "Itæ uxoris eius, Geraldi filii eius"[871]

Aimon [I] & his [second] wife had two children: 

2.         AMEDEE [I] ([1100/10]-28 Jun 1178).  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et Amadeus filius eius" renounced rights to certain property in favour of the church of Saint-Martin by undated charter[872].  "Amedeus filius Gebennensis comitis" renounced rights over "Guilermo Rufo" in favour of the church of Geneva by undated charter[873].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[874], he was the son of Comte Aimon [I].  However, it is unlikely that he was the son of Comte Aimon’s wife Ita if his date of death is correct.  Comte de Genève.  "Amedeus comes Gebennensis" granted privileges to the monastery of Saint-Martin, for the absolution of "patris et matris et uxoris mee" and for the salvation of "filii mei", by charter dated 2 Jul 1137[875].  A charter dated 1139 records the foundation of Hauterive abbey by Guy Bishop of Lausanne and donations "in manu Dominus Wilhelmus de Glana", donations made with the consent of "Amadeus comes Gebennensis" and witnessed by "Willelmus de Glana, Torinus et Joran de Grueria, Radulphus de Ponte"[876].  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[877].  A charter dated 24 Feb 1155 records an agreement between the Bishop of Geneva and "Amedeo comite" relating to jurisdiction over the town of Geneva[878].  Avoué of Geneva 1156.  "A…comes Gebennensis" granted rights to the abbey of Hautcrêt by charter dated 1162[879].  "Amedeus Gebennensium comes…et filius eius Guillelmus" restored the rights of the bishopric of Geneva, with the consent of "Amedeus quoque junior filius comitis", by undated charter[880].  A charter dated 1177 records that "Dominus Bertolfus Dux" founded the town of Fribourg, witnessed by "…Amedeus comes Gebennarum, Uldricus de Novocastro…"[881].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 28 Jun of "Amedeus comes Gebenensis"[882]m firstly (before 1131) MATHILDE de Cuiseaux, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Cuiseaux et de Clairvaux & his wife --- (-before 2 Jul 1137).  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[883].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her date of death is set by the charter dated 2 Jul 1137 under which her husband "Amedeus comes Gebennensis" granted privileges to the monastery of Saint-Martin, for the absolution of "patris et matris et uxoris mee"[884]m secondly --- [de Domène], daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified.  1147, 1170.  Amedée [I] & his first wife had [two or more] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] (-25 Jul 1196).  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[885]Comte de Genève

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b)         other child[ren] (-after 2 Jul 1137).  "Amedeus comes Gebennensis" granted privileges to the monastery of Saint-Martin, for the absolution of "patris et matris et uxoris mee" and for the salvation of "filii mei", by charter dated 2 Jul 1137[886]

Amedée [I] & his second wife had two children: 

c)         COMTESSON (-before 1188).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Sep 1202 under which her son "Willelmus de Fulciniaco" granted protection to Chamonix, "cum avunculus meus Willelmus comes Gebennensis"[887].  "Henricus de Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "uxore sua Comitissa", by undated charter, dated to [1188][888].  Dame de Clermont.  m HENRI Seigneur de Faucigny, son of AIMON Seigneur de Faucigny & his wife --- (-14 Nov 1197). 

d)         AMEDEE (-[Dec 1210/17 Oct 1211]).  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[889].  "Amedeus Gebennensium comes…et filius eius Guillelmus" restored the rights of the bishopric of Geneva, with the consent of "Amedeus quoque junior filius comitis", by undated charter[890].  A charter dated 8 Sep 1192 records a donation to Bellelay abbey, with the consent of "Amedeo…comite de Gebenna", later confirmed by "Amedeus filius eius"[891].  Seigneur de Gex.  "Amedeus dominus de Iaiz" confirmed previous donations to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filiis meis Stephano et Amedeo", by charter dated 17/18 Dec 1210[892]

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3.         GUILLAUME (-before 1153).  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[893]

 

 

GUILLAUME [I] de Genève, son of AMEDEE [I] Comte de Genève & his first wife Mathilde de Cuiseaux ([1131/37]-25 Jul 1196).  "Amedeus Gebennensis comes" donated property to the monastery of Abondance "in manu…consanguinei mei domini Bocardis ipsius ecclesiæ abbatis", for the souls of "patris mei Aymonis et matris meæ Itæ et Willelmi fratris mei et Matildis uxoris mæ" and for the protection of "filiorum meorum Wilelmi et Amedei", by charter dated 1153[894].  "Amedeus Gebennensium comes…et filius eius Guillelmus" restored the rights of the bishopric of Geneva, with the consent of "Amedeus quoque junior filius comitis", by undated charter[895]Comte de Genève.  "Willelmus…Gebennensis comes" founded the Chartreuse monstery of Pommiers, with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus…B. quoque uxor mea et filius meus Aymo quinquennis", by charter dated 1179[896].  A charter dated 1187 records an arbitration concerning the differences between "Wilielmum comitem Gebenn." and the bishop of Geneva[897].  "Wilermus Gebennensium et Valdensium comes" confirmed donations by "bonæ memorie predecessoris mei Aymonis [error for Amedei] comitis", with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus", by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Turumbertus de Lucingio"[898]

m firstly AGNES de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE III Comte de Savoie & his second wife Mathilde d'Albon (-before 1172).  The death is recorded "Pridie Kal Aug" in 1194 of "dna Juliana abb.sa Sc.ti Andreæ", noting donations by "f.ris sui Humberti comiti Sabaudiæ" and "Agnetis sororis sue Gebennensis comitisse"[899]

m secondly BEATRIX de Faucigny, daughter of AIMON [I] Seigneur de Faucigny & his wife ---.  "Willelmus…Gebennensis comes" founded the Chartreuse monstery of Pommiers, with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus…B. quoque uxor mea et filius meus Aymo quinquennis", by charter dated 1179[900].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names her daughter "Margareta filia domni de Fusceneis de matre Guilelmi, filii Humberti comitis Gebenensis" as wife of "comitis Thome de Sabaudia"[901]

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

1.         HUMBERT (before 1174-before 10 May 1225).  "Willelmus…Gebennensis comes" founded the Chartreuse monstery of Pommiers, with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus…B. quoque uxor mea et filius meus Aymo quinquennis", by charter dated 1179[902].  "Wilermus Gebennensium et Valdensium comes" confirmed donations by "bonæ memorie predecessoris mei Aymonis [error for Amedei] comitis", with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus", by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Turumbertus de Lucingio"[903]Comte de Genève.  "Dominus Humbertus comes, nepos eius" confirmed the donation to Oujon by "Petrus de Ternie" [Ternier] by charter dated to [1195/1207][904].  The donor, and his precise family relationship to Comte Humbert, have not yet been identified.  "Humbertus et Willelmus fratres et comites Gebenn." granted the prior of Saint-Victor the right to fortify the monastery by charter dated 1220[905]m ---.  The name of Humbert's wife is not known.  Humbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         PIERRE (-1249).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Archdeacon at Langres 1236.  Matthew of Paris records the death in 1249 of "Petrus de Geneure natione Provincialis…" and his marriage[906]m as her first husband, MATILDA de Lacy, daughter of GILBERT de Lacy of Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire & his wife Isabel --- (-Apr 1303).  A charter dated 19 Feb 1244 relates to the inheritance of "W. de Lacy in…comitatu [Hereford]" by "Matillidi uxori Petri de Geneva, neptem et unicam heredem predicti Waltheri" and "sorori ipsius Matillidis"[907].  A charter dated 14 May 1244 restored to "John de Verdun and Margaret his wife, granddaughter and one of the heirs of Walter de Lascy, and to Peter de Geneve and Matilda his wife, granddaughter and another of Walter’s heirs, all the lands in Meath whereof Walter was seised at his death"[908].  "Ebulo de Geneve and Christiana de Mariscis" were granted "a yearly fair at Tristedermot, Ireland to last for 8 days" by charter dated 4 Nov 1248 witnessed by "…Peter de Geneve…"[909].  Matthew of Paris names "Matildam elegantem filiam Walteri de Lasey in Hybernia" as wife of "Petrus de Geneure natione Provincialis…" when recording her husband's death in 1249[910].  She married secondly (1252 before 8 Aug) Geoffroy de Joinville Seigneur de Vaucouleurs (-21 Oct 1314).  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

i)          son .  Matthew of Paris records that "Petrus de Geneure natione Provincialis…" was survived by "filium…et filiam" by his wife but does not name either of them[911]

ii)         daughter .  Matthew of Paris records that "Petrus de Geneure natione Provincialis…" was survived by "filium…et filiam" by his wife but does not name either of them[912]

b)         EBLE (-after 12 May 1259).  "Ebulo de Geneve and Christiana de Mariscis" were granted "a yearly fair at Tristedermot, Ireland to last for 8 days" by charter dated 4 Nov 1248 witnessed by "…Peter de Geneve…"[913].  King Henry III granted the marriage of "Christiana de Mariscis, one of the heirs of Walter de Rydelesford" to "Ebulo de Geneve" by charter dated 4 Nov 1248[914].  "Ebalus de Gebenn. filius…Humberti quondam comitis Gebenn." ceded his hereditary rights over the county of Geneva to "D. Petro de Sabaudia consanguineo suo" by charter dated 4 May 1259[915].  "Ebalus de Gebenn. filius Umberti quondam comitis Gebenn." appointed "D. Petrum de Sabaudia…consanguineum meum" as his heir "in tota hereditate mea paterna", in opposition to "Rodulfum de Gebenn. et fratres suos", by charter dated 12 May 1259 at London, witnessed by "Symonis de Joinvilla Dni. de Jaz…"[916]

c)         ALISIA .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1210] under which "Turumbertus de Lucingio, domini Fulciacensis dapifer" donated property to the abbey of Sixt, witnessed by "Alisia uxor eiusdem Rodulphi…filie Humberti Gebennensis comitis"[917]m as his second wife, RODOLPHE de Faucigny dit de Lucinge, son of RODOLPHE de Faucigny "l'Allemand" & his wife Emma Aynard de Domène (-1233 or after).

d)         [BEATRIX .  Charrière suggests that the wife of Ebles [IV] was the daughter of Humbert Comte de Genève[918].  He states that the testament of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève, dated 9 Nov 1252, names her son Aymon Bishop of Geneva as "consanguineus", but this reference is not in the text of the version of this document which has been consulted[919].  From a chronological point of view, the suggestion seems reasonable, as the birth of Beatrix’s grandson is estimated to [1245].  m EBLES [IV] Sire de Grandson, son of EBLES [III] de Grandson & his wife Jordane --- (-after 1235).] 

Guillaume [I] & his second wife had five children: 

2.         AIMON (1174-[1191/95]).  "Willelmus…Gebennensis comes" founded the Chartreuse monstery of Pommiers, with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus…B. quoque uxor mea et filius meus Aymo quinquennis", by charter dated 1179[920]

3.         MARGUERITE [Beatrix] (-8 Apr 1257, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Margareta filia domni de Fusceneis de matre Guilelmi, filii Humberti comitis Gebenensis" as wife of "comitis Thome de Sabaudia"[921].  As noted below, Marguerite is also called Beatrix in later sources.  No explanation has been found for these dual names.  The fact that "Beatrix" appears in a seal shows that it was not a transcription error.  "Thomæ comitis et marchionis…et…Nichola [presumably a transcription error] filia comitis Gebennarum" granted privileges to the citizen of Susa by charter dated 25 Feb 1198[922].  The Complete Peerage[923] refers to unspecified "later writers" who evolved an incorrect theory that Thomas I Comte de Maurienne was married firstly to Béatrix and, after her death without issue, secondly to Marguerite, daughter of Guillaume de Faucigny, who was the mother of his children.  The same source confirms that the two names in fact refer to the same person.  A charter dated 1224 records an agreement between "Thomæ com. Sabaud" and the bishop of Sion, witnessed by "ipse Thomas comes, Amedeus primogenitus illius, Comitissa uxor Thomæ, eorum quatuor filii clerici…Willelmus, Thomas, Petrus et Bonifacius"[924].  "M. comitissa Maurian. uxor Thomæ comitis Maurianensis et marchionis Italiæ" donated property, with the consent of "Thomas com. Maurianæ et filii mei Amedeus et Aymo", by charter dated Dec 1227[925].  "Beatrix uxor comitis Thomæ, Amadeus primogenitus et Aymo filii eius" confirmed the purchase of Chambéry by "Thoma comite" by charter dated 1232, with the seal of "Beatricis comitisse Sabaudie"[926].  "Contessa Margarita di Savoia Marchesa in Italia" donated property to "Tomaso suo figlio Conte di Fiandra e d'Hainaut" with the consent of "Conte Amedeo di Savoia suo figlio Primogenito", by charter dated 4 Jan 1244[927].  The Pingonio Chronicon records the death "VI Id Apr" in 1257 of "Domina Beatrix de Gebennis comitissa Sabaudie et domina de Narembors, parens comitum Sabaudie"[928]m ([1196]) THOMAS I Comte de Savoie, son of HUMBERT III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his fourth wife Béatrix de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] (Château de Carbonara 1178 after 26 Jun-Moncalieri 1 Mar 1233, bur Saint-Michel de la Cluse). 

4.         AMEDEE de Genève (-17 Dec [1220])Bishop of Maurienne 1213.  "Willelmus comes Gebennensis" swore homage to the archbishop of Tarantasia for the valley of Hauteluce, with the consent of "dominus Amedeus…Maurianensis episcopus frater noster", by charter dated 30 Jul 1220[929].  A charter dated 12 Jan 1270 records donations by Pierre Bishop of Maurienne to found anniversaries for his predecessors "dominus Amedeus Maurianensis episcopus frater quondam…Villelmi comitis Gebennensis…dominus Amedeus Maurianensis episcopus frater quondam domini Villelmi de Miribello"[930]

5.         GUILLAUME [II] (-25 Nov 1252).  "Dominus Willelmus Gebenensis…frater Humberti comitis Gebenensis" issued letters of protection to Chamonix by charter dated 13 Mar 1205, naming "pater eius Willelmus comes Gebennensis bone memorie"[931]Comte de Genève

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6.         AGATHE (-Finale 1247).  "Dominus Henricus Savonensis Marchio et eius uxor Domina Agatha Comitissa filia quondam Comitis Geben." donated property to "Dominæ Petronillæ Abbatiæ Sanctæ Mariæ de Bitumine" by charter dated 1216[932]m (1216) as his second wife, ENRICO [II] Marchese di Carretto e Savona, son of ENRICO [I] "il Guercio" Marchese di Carretto e Savona & his wife Comitissa --- (Savona 1165-Finale 1231). 

 

 

GUILLAUME [II] de Genève, son of GUILLAUME [I] Comte de Genève & his second wife Béatrix de Faucigny (-25 Nov 1252).  "Dominus Willelmus Gebenensis…frater Humberti comitis Gebenensis" issued letters of protection to Chamonix by charter dated 13 Mar 1205, naming "pater eius Willelmus comes Gebennensis bone memorie"[933]Comte de Genève.  The previously quoted document shows that Guillaume did not share power with his brother as count immediately after the death of their father.  "Humbertus et Willelmus fratres et comites Gebenn." granted the prior of Saint-Victor the right to fortify the monastery by charter dated 1220[934].  "Willelmus comes Gebennensis" swore homage to the archbishop of Tarantasia for the valley of Hauteluce, with the consent of "dominus Amedeus…Maurianensis episcopus frater noster", by charter dated 30 Jul 1220[935].  "G. comes Gebenn." donated property to the bishopric of Geneva by charter dated 6 Jul 1223, witnessed by "uxoris sue"[936].  Avoué of Chamonix.  "Willelmus comes Gebenn." obtained a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor by charter dated 16 Feb 1228 which names "Rodulfum filium meum…et dominam comitissam" among the guarantors[937].  "Willelmus…comes Gebenn." recognised a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor, confirmed by "A. comitissa…Rodulfus filius comitis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1231, witnessed by "eiusdem uxor Alaysia comitissa"[938].  "Vullielmus comes Gebenn., Ales uxor nostra et Rodulphus filius noster" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which they had committed by charter dated Feb 1236[939].  "Vullielmi comitis et Rodulphi eius filii" consented to the sale of property to the bishopric of Geneva by charter dated 1245[940].  "Petrus de Sabaudia" and "Guillelmus comes Geben., Rodulphus et Henricus filii dicti comitis" appointed "D. Ph…Lugdunen. ecclesie Electum" [Philippe de Savoie] to arbitrate disputes between them, by charter dated 10 Jun 1250[941].  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[942].  The testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn.", dated 9 Nov 1252, names "primogenitum nostrum Rodulfum" as his heir, makes bequests to "filio nostro Amedeo…Dien. Ep", and is witnessed by "…A. comitissa Geben….Artaudus de Rossellon…"[943]

[m firstly --- de Forez, daughter of GUY [III] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his second wife Adelasia ---.  This possible first marriage of Comte Guillaume [II] is speculative, but it provides the best explanation for the different primary source documents which indicate family relationships between the Roussillon family and the Forez and Genève families.  Dealing firstly with the relationship between the Roussillon/Forez relationship, this is indicated by the documents which are quoted below under this person’s possible daughter "M---", wife of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon.  Assuming for the moment that the relationship was through the wife of Artaud [IV], it is reasonable to suppose that it was through an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez, based on the following logic.  Firstly, it is not known with certainty whether the Roussillon/Forez connection was through the father or mother of Guillaume de Roussillon (the son of Artaud [IV] and his wife).  However, the charter dated Nov 1262, quoted below, suggests that the relationship was through his mother: if Artaud [IV] himself had been the relative of the Forez family, it seems that the Nov 1262 document would have been unnecessary as Artaud could automatically have transferred his rights to his oldest son by testament.  Artaud’s presence in the document does not necessarily indicate that he held the rights in his own name: they could have been rights held through his wife.  If that is correct, presumably "M---" was still alive in Nov 1262.  If she had been dead, her rights would already have vested in her children, so her husband’s presence in the document would have been unnecessary (unless he was acting in the name of any children who were still minors).  Secondly, the order of beneficiaries in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez is presumably significant in determining the nature of the connection with the Roussillon family.  The document provides for bequests, in order, to "consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo".  The former is identified as Agnon [VI] Seigneur d’Olliergues, the senior male representative of the descendants of the oldest daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez who married Guillaume de Baffie (see the document AUVERGNE for the Baffie and Olliergues families).  It is likely therefore that "Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo" was in some way junior to Agnon [VI] in his rights to the Forez inheritance.  The marriage of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon is dated to [before 1238], which suggests that his wife is unlikely to have been born much later than [1223].  If that date is correct, the chronology of the Olliergues family suggests that it is improbable that she was an otherwise unrecorded younger sister of Agnon [VI]’s mother.  There appear to be two possibilities: either Artaud’s wife was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez, or she was the granddaughter of a younger sibling of Comte Guy [III].  The former is the most likely possibility: all the other beneficiaries under the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez were descendants of his grandfather, and it seems unlikely that Comte Renaud would have considered it necessary to provide in his testament for another family representative who was descended from his great-grandfather.  In conclusion, until further information comes to light, if the relationship between the Roussillon and Forez families was through Artaud [IV] de Roussillon’s wife, it is likely that she was the daughter of an otherwise unrecorded younger daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez.  Turning to the Roussillon/Genève family connection, this is suggested by an undated charter under which "Amedée de Genève Evesque de Die" (identified as the son of Comte Guillaume [II]) is called "oncle d’Amedée de Roussillon" (who was a younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon)[944].  The testament of "Thomas de Sabaudia primogenitus…domini Thomæ de Sabaudia comitis", dated 14 May 1282, which names "consanguineum meum R. patrem dominum Aymarum archiepiscopum Lugdunensem" (the latter identified as another younger son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon) also indicates a connection as the relationship with the Savoie family was presumably through the comtes de Genéve[945].  Vachez, in an article dealing with the Roussillon family, approaches a conclusion when he states that Artaud [IV]’s wife was "Marie de Genève, fille de Guillaume Comte de Genève et de Marie ou Alix de la Tour"[946].  However, his explanation is contradictory and confusing.  He asserts firstly that the marriage of Artaud [IV] with "Marie" was childless (nullifying completely his explanation for the relationship which is stated in the undated charter) and secondly that Artaud’s children were born from a supposed second marriage with "Artaude de Forez, fille de Guy IV comte de Forez", presumably in an attempt to explain the presence of Guillaume de Roussillon in the Jun 1270 testament of Renaud Comte de Forez.  The major problem with identifying Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève as the father of "M---" is the number of children attributed to Comte Guillaume and his wife which makes it difficult to explain why "M---" and her descendants should have been singled out in relation to the Forez inheritance.  However, this difficulty would be resolved if the daughter of Guy [III] Comte de Forez was the first wife of Comte Guillaume, and the mother of a single daughter, her husband marrying again after she died.] 

m [secondly] ([before 1215]) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after 5 Oct 1256).  "Willelmus…comes Gebenn." recognised a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor, confirmed by "A. comitissa…Rodulfus filius comitis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1231, witnessed by "eiusdem uxor Alaysia comitissa"[947].  "Vullielmus comes Gebenn., Ales uxor nostra et Rodulphus filius noster" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which they had committed by charter dated Feb 1236[948].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Guichenon states that she was "filia…Alberti III domini de Turre Pini et Mariæ de Turre-Averniæ" adding that she received "in dotem castra Cornillonis et de Bornant" as shown by her testament dated 5 Oct 1256[949].  If this affiliation was correct, she would have been Alix de la Tour du Pin, daughter of Albert [II] de la Tour du Pin & his wife Marie d'Auvergne.  However, Bert Kamp has pointed out that there is no information available which confirms the basis for Guichenon’s statement and that the marriage of her son Rodolphe, with his first cousin (if Alix had been the daughter of Albert [II]), makes this affiliation improbable giving the difficulties in obtaining the necessary papal dispensation at the time[950].  This difficulty would be resolved if Rodolphe was in fact the son of Guillaume [II]’s supposed first marriage.  A further line of enquiry to pursue is tracing the ownership of the dower properties which are mentioned by Guichenon: it is unclear why he would have referred to these at all in the sentence concerning Alix’s parentage unless they could be traced back to the Tour du Pin family.  The date of her marriage is suggested by the estimated birth date of her son Rodolphe (see below).  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[951].  The testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn." is dated 9 Nov 1252 and names "primogenitum nostrum Rodulfum…filio nostro Amedeo…Dien. Ep…A. comitissa Geben."[952].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[953].  The testament of "A. comitissa Gebenn." is dated 5 Oct 1256 and bequeathes "castrum de Curnillon et…totum de Bornans…" to "filio nostro Rodolpho comiti Gebenn."[954]

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

1.         [M--- ([before 1223]-[Nov 1262/Jun 1270]).  The wife of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon is referred to in the charter dated May 1251 which records the donation to the priory of Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyres" and the appointment of "dominum Artaudum et Vuilielmum filium suum de Rossilion et Guigoni Pagani dominum d’Argentau" as guarantors, and was witnessed by "domina M. comitissa uxor prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilion"[955].  A charter dated 7 Aug 1274 records the confirmation of the donation of "molendinum de Givret juxta las Moleyras" and names "Artaudi domini de Rossilione, Gulielmi de Rossilione, et…dominæ M. comitissæ uxoris prædicti domini Artaudi de Rossilione et Guigonis Pagani"[956].  Vachez states that Artaud [IV]’s wife was "Marie"[957], although he cites no primary source which indicates that "M" in the source quoted above represents an abbreviation for "Maria".  Her possible family origin provides an intriguing puzzle.  A close family connection between the Roussillon family and the Forez family is indicated by the testament of "Raynaudus comes Forensis et dominus Bellijoci", dated Jun 1270, which names "Guidonem consanguinem meum dominum de Tyerno" as his heir in substitution and states that, if he inherits, he should provide for "domino Guidoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo canonicus LugdunensisHugoni de Tyerno consanguineo meo fratri eiusdem canonici Guidonis…consanguineo meo domino Ano domino d’Oliergue…Guillelmo de Rossilione consanguineo meo" (the last-named being identified as the son of Artaud [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon)[958].  The Roussillon/Forez relationship is confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1262, under which "Artaud sire de Roussillon…Aymar, Amedée, Alyse et Beatrix ses enfants" donated their rights "sur la succession de feu Guy comte de Forez" to "Guillaume fils dudit Artaud"[959][960].  The possible relationship between the Roussillon and Genève families is also explained fully above under "M---"‘s mother.  If all the speculations are correct, as explored further above, Artaud’s wife would be the daughter of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève] & his [first] wife --- de Forez.  It should be emphasised that this is speculative, and that other alternatives are possible, particularly if the Roussillon/Forez relationship was through Artaud himself and not his wife.  One last point concerns the title "comitissa" accorded to Artaud’s wife in the 1251 and 1274 sources which are quoted above.  There are two possible explanations.  Firstly, the word could suggest that "M---" was the widow of an unidentified "comes" when she married Artaud, and retained the title as a matter of courtesy after her [second] marriage.  It is unlikely that she would have held the title in her own right as heiress to a "comes", as there is no record of the title being transmitted to her son.  Secondly, if Artaud’s wife was related to the Genève family, "comitissa" could have been a corruption of "Contesson/Comtessone", a family nickname which was used by "Beatrix dite Comtessone" another possible daughter of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève who is named below.  [m firstly --- Comte, son of ---.]  m [secondly] ([before 1238]) ARTAUD [IV] Seigneur de Roussillon, son of ARTAUD [III] Seigneur de Roussillon & his wife Alix de Glane ([1200/05]-after 1270).] 

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

2.         RODOLPHE ([before 1215]-29 May 1265).  "Willelmus comes Gebenn." obtained a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor by charter dated 16 Feb 1228 which names "Rodulfum filium meum…et dominam comitissam" among the guarantors[961]Comte de Genève

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Guillaume [II] & his [second] wife had [seven] children: 

3.         AMEDEE de Genève (-after 21 Jan 1275).  The testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn." is dated 9 Nov 1252 and names "primogenitum nostrum Rodulfum…filio nostro Amedeo…Dien. Ep…A. comitissa Geben."[962].  Provost at Lausanne 1247.  Bishop of Dié .  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[963].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[964]

4.         AIMON de Genève (-1 Mar 1263).  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[965].  "Rodulphus comes Gebenn., Aymo Cantor Gebenn. et Henricum fratres" donated property to the bishopric of Geneva, for the injuries of "comite Humberto avunculo nostro et comite Willermo patre nostro", with the consent of "domine Allasie matris nostre comitisse Gebenn. et…Amedei Dien. episcopi fratris nostri", by charter dated 3 Feb 1253[966].  Provost at Lausanne 1251.  Cantor at Geneva 1252.  Bishop of Viviers 1255.  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 1 Mar of "Aymo episcopus Viuariensis, frater comitis Gebenn." for whose anniversary "Amedeus Dyensis episcopus frater suus" donated vines planted by "Hugo de Gebenna"[967]

5.         HENRI (-before 1273).  "Petrus de Sabaudia" and "Guillelmus comes Geben., Rodulphus et Henricus filii dicti comitis" appointed "D. Ph…Lugdunen. ecclesie Electum" [Philippe de Savoie] to arbitrate disputes between them, by charter dated 10 Jun 1250[968].  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[969].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[970].  "Rodulphus comes Gebenn., Aymo Cantor Gebenn. et Henricum fratres" donated property to the bishopric of Geneva, for the injuries of "comite Humberto avunculo nostro et comite Willermo patre nostro", with the consent of "domine Allasie matris nostre comitisse Gebenn. et…Amedei Dien. episcopi fratris nostri", by charter dated 3 Feb 1253[971].  The testament of "Beatricis relictæ Raimundi Berengarii comitis Provinciæ", dated 14 Jan 1264, adds bequests to "…filiabus Rodolphi et Henrici de Gebennis…"[972]m ---.  The name of Henri's wife is not known.  Henri & his wife had two children: 

a)         BEATRIX .  "Guido…Lingon. Ep." withdrew his claim against "R…Gebenn. Ep…fratri nostro" relating to the dowries of "Henricus de Gebenn…frater noster…Beatricem et Elienort filias legitimas dicti Henrici" by charter dated 13 Oct 1278[973].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m --- de Lunel, son of ---. 

b)         ELEONORE .  "Guido…Lingon. Ep." withdrew his claim against "R…Gebenn. Ep…fratri nostro" relating to the dowries of "Henricus de Gebenn…frater noster…Beatricem et Elienort filias legitimas dicti Henrici" by charter dated 13 Oct 1278[974].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.   m (1273) BERTRAND [IV] des Baux Prince d'Orange, son of RAYMOND [I] des Baux Prince d'Orange & his wife Malberjone d'Aix (-1314 after 21 Jul, bur Orange). 

6.         ROBERT de Genève (-14 Jan 1287).  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[975].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[976].  Seigneur de Ternier et du Vuache.  Canon at Vienne 1252.  Provost at Lausanne 1255.  Bishop of Geneva 1276.  "Robertus…Gebenn. Ep." declared that "Aymo comes Gebenn…nepos noster" acted as guarantor for "Humbertum de Saysello dominum de Aquis" by charted dated 27 Apr 1277[977]

7.         GUILLAUME .  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[978].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[979]

8.         GUIGUES de Genève (-6 May 1291).  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[980].  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[981]Bishop of Langres 1266.  "Guido…Lingon. Ep." withdrew his claim against "R…Gebenn. Ep…fratri nostro" relating to the dowries of "Henricus de Gebenn…frater noster…Beatricem et Elienort filias legitimas dicti Henrici" by charter dated 13 Oct 1278[982].  Seigneur de Ternier et du Vuache after 1287. 

9.         [BEATRIX [Contesson] Raymondet de Mévouillon fils de Sibylle et constessona Beatrix son épouse” promised “Raymond de Mévouillon leurs père et beau-père” to respect his testament by charter dated 21 Aug 1251[983]It is possible that the wife of Raymond Seigneur de Mévouillon was the daughter of Guillaume [II] Comte de Genève.  The testament of "Beatricis relictæ Raimundi Berengarii comitis Provinciæ", dated 14 Jan 1264, adds bequests to "…Contissoni dominæ Medullionis nepti suæ…"[984].  As can be seen above, the mother of Beatrix de Savoie Ctss de Provence was the sister of Comte Guillaume [II].  Contesson would therefore have been the first cousin of Ctss Beatrix on her mother’s side of the family.  The fact that Beatrix’s daughter, Beatrix, names Marguerite de Genève as "sa parente" in a 25 Jul 1300 document (see the document PROVENCE) is consistent with this hypothesis.  In addition, Beatrix [Contesson] named one of her daughters Agathe, which would have been the name of her sister if she had been Comte Guillaume’s daughter.  m (before 21 Aug 1251) RAYMOND Seigneur de Mévouillon, son of ---.] 

10.      AGATHE  .  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[985].  Abbess of Sainte-Catherine 1253/1273. 

 

 

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

 

RODOLPHE de Genève, son of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Genève & his [first/second] wife [--- de Forez/Alix ---] ([before 1215]-29 May 1265).  "Willelmus comes Gebenn." obtained a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor by charter dated 16 Feb 1228 which names "Rodulfum filium meum…et dominam comitissam" among the guarantors[986].  His birth date is indicated by a charter dated 24 Mar 1229 under which "Rodolphe son fils…" swore to respect a peace treaty between his father Guillaume Comte de Genève and Aimon Seigneur de Faucigny, suggesting that Rodolphe must have been at least an adolescent or young adult at the time[987].  "Willelmus…comes Gebenn." recognised a loan from the monastery of Saint-Victor, confirmed by "A. comitissa…Rodulfus filius comitis", by charter dated 13 Jan 1231, witnessed by "eiusdem uxor Alaysia comitissa"[988].  "Vullielmus comes Gebenn., Ales uxor nostra et Rodulphus filius noster" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which they had committed by charter dated Feb 1236[989].  "Coenetus dominus Genuliaci" donated rights to la Chartreuse d'Oujon, confirmed by "domini mei Radulfi filii comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated Feb 1237[990].  "Vullielmi comitis et Rodulphi eius filii" consented to the sale of property to the bishopric of Geneva by charter dated 1245[991].  "Petrus de Sabaudia" and "Guillelmus comes Geben., Rodulphus et Henricus filii dicti comitis" appointed "D. Ph…Lugdunen. ecclesie Electum" [Philippe de Savoie] to arbitrate disputes between them, by charter dated 10 Jun 1250[992].  "Villelmus comes Gebennensis" confirmed the foundation of the Chartreuse monastery of Pomiers by "Villelmo patre meo", with the consent of "Alesia comitissa uxor mea et Rodulphus filius noster primogenitus cum filiis nostris…Amedeo…episcopi Diensi, Aymone cantore Gebennensi, Henrico, Roberto canonico Viennensi, Villelmo, Guigone", for the soul of "Humberti fratris nostri quondam comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 1252[993].  The testament of "Willelmus comes Gebenn." is dated 9 Nov 1252 and names "primogenitum nostrum Rodulfum…filio nostro Amedeo…Dien. Ep…A. comitissa Geben."[994]Comte de Genève.  "Amedeus…Dien. Ep. filius quondam D. Guillelmi bone memorie comitis Geben." delegated the execution of his father’s testament to "fratrem nostrum Rodulphum primogenitum", with the consent of "fratrum nostrorum…Henrici layci, Roberti canonici Vien., Guillelmi et Guigonis clericorum filiorum antedicti D. comitis Geben.", by charter dated 8 Jan 1253, witnessed by "Ay. dno. Fucign…Dne. Alaysie…matris nostre comitisse Gebenn…religiose Dne. Agathe sororis nostre Abbatisse de Monte…"[995].  "Rodulphus comes Gebenn., Aymo Cantor Gebenn. et Henricum fratres" donated property to the bishopric of Geneva, for the injuries of "comite Humberto avunculo nostro et comite Willermo patre nostro", with the consent of "domine Allasie matris nostre comitisse Gebenn. et…Amedei Dien. episcopi fratris nostri", by charter dated 3 Feb 1253[996].  "Rodulphus comes Gebenn." swore homage to "D. Petro comiti Sabaudie" by charter dated 19 Aug 1263[997].  The testament of "Beatricis relictæ Raimundi Berengarii comitis Provinciæ", dated 14 Jan 1264, adds bequests to "…filiabus Rodolphi et Henrici de Gebennis…"[998].  An undated charter confirmed the agreement ending the war between the bishop of Lausanne and "Aymo dominus de Fucigniaco", sworn by "viros nobiles dominum Petrum de Sabaudia et R comitem Gebennensem"[999]

m (contract 8 Jun 1241) MARIE de la Tour-du-Pin Dame de Varey, daughter ALBERT [III] Sire de la Tour-du-Pin & his wife Beatrix de Coligny (-1266 or after).  The marriage contract between "Willelmi comitis Gebenn…R. filium" and "Guigonis Dalphini Vienn. et Albonensis…dominam M. filiam domini A. de Turre" is dated 8 Jun 1241[1000]

Rodolphe & his wife had six children: 

1.         AIMON [II] (-18 Nov 1280)Comte de Genève"Robertus…Gebenn. Ep." declared that "Aymo comes Gebenn…nepos noster" acted as guarantor for "Humbertum de Saysello dominum de Aquis" by charted dated 27 Apr 1277[1001].  Vicomte de Marsan 1279, de iure uxorism firstly (16 Sep 1271) AGNES de Montfaucon, daughter of AMEDEE Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-19 Aug 1278).  m secondly ([Jun/Aug] 1279) as her third husband, CONSTANCE de Moncada Ctss de Bigorre Vicomtesse de Marsan, widow firstly of Infante don ALFONSO de Aragón and secondly of HENRY of Cornwall, daughter of GASTON VII de Montcada Vicomte de Béarn & his wife Mathe de Mastas Ctss de Bigorre ([1245/50]-26 Apr 1310).  Edward I King of England recorded the marriage contract between “sa chere cosyne...Constance jadis femme de...Henri de Alemaine nostre cosyne” and “Edmun Genenue neuuz le esveke de Lengris et nostre cosyn” by charter dated 1279[1002].  Aimon [II] & his first wife had two children: 

a)         JEANNE (-after Jan 1296).  Dame de Vuache.  m (before 1286) as his second wife, PHILIPPE de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny, son of HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Alix --- (-1303). 

b)         CONTESSON [Agathe] (-after 13 Feb 1302).  “Jehans dit de Vienne chevaliers sires de Mirebaul” settled disputes with Robert III Duke of Burgundy concerning “la ville de Autume”, with the consent of “Contesson de Genoves famme doudit Monseignour Jehans seingnor de Mirebaul”, by charter dated 1302[1003]m (before May 1286) JEAN de Vienne Seigneur de Mirabel, son of HUGUES de Vienne Seigneur de Pagny & his wife Alix --- (-after 1311). 

2.         GUY (-1294).  Canon at Langres 1280.  Archdeacon at Dijon 1282.  Thesaurarius of St Fraimbourg, Senlis. 

3.         HENRI de Genève (-Sep 1297).  Archdeacon at Langres 1283.  Archdeacon at Tonnerre 1289.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1289. 

4.         AMEDEE [II] (-22 May 1308, bur Montagny)Comte de Genève.  Amedée V Comte de Savoie, after negotiating with the Bishop of Geneva, declared himself protector of Geneva 1 Oct 1285, challenging the authority of the Comte de Genève.  After defeating the Dauphin de Viennois at Bellecombe, he obliged the Dauphin and the Comte de Genève to become his vassals under the Treaty of Annemasse[1004].  "Amedeus Geben comes" granted property to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filii eius Guillermus et Amedeus", by charter dated to [1290/1308][1005].  A 14th century Chronicle of Geneva records the death 22 May 1308 of "D. Amedeus comes Gebenn. apud lu Bacho" and his burial the next day "apud la Montagny"[1006]m (contract 1 Jun 1285) AGNES de Chalon, daughter of JEAN [I] "le Sage" Seigneur de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his third wife Lauretta de Commercy (-end 1350).  Amedée [II] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] (-25 Nov 1320).  "Amedeus Geben comes" granted property to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filii eius Guillermus et Amedeus", by charter dated to [1290/1308][1007].  His parentage is confirmed by the contract of marriage between "Guglielmo figlio del Conte Amedeo di Geneva" and "la Principessa Agnes figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia" is dated 31 Aug 1297[1008]Comte de Genève

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b)         AMEDEE ([1294]-22 Apr 1330).  "Amedeus Geben comes" granted property to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filii eius Guillermus et Amedeus", by charter dated to [1290/1308][1009].  Canon at Geneva, Lyon and Langres 1306.  Canon at Köln and Mainz 1310.  Canon at Paris, Vienne, Valence and Viviers 1318.  Bishop of Toul 1321.  The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "22 Apr" of "Amedeus episcopus"[1010]

c)         JEANNE (-23 Feb 1303)The contract of marriage between "Guichard de Beaujeu" and "Jeanne fille d’Amedée comte de Genève" is dated 18 Jun 1300[1011]m (1300) as his first wife, GUICHARD [VI] Seigneur de Beaujeu, son of LOUIS de Forez Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Eleonore de Savoie (-Paris 1331). 

d)         MARIE .  1306. 

e)         HUGUES (-20 Nov 1365).  Seigneur d'Anthon et de Varey 1308.  Seigneur de Cruseilles et de Hauterive 1333.  Seigneur de Gex 1344/1355.  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "Hugoni de Gebennis Dom. de Antone et de Varey…consanguineo  meo…Dom. Politæ uxori Dom. Hugonis de Gebennis…"[1012].  After Hugues de Genève Seigneur de Gex attacked Savoie, Amedée VI Comte de Savoie captured Gex 11 Nov 1352, finally defeating Hugues at La Bâtie des Abrets in Apr 1354[1013].  "Hugo de Gebennis miles dominus de Anthone et de Varey…cum bonæ memoriæ Guichardus quondam Dominus de Anthone" granted privileges to the monastery of Anthon by charter dated 31 May 1363[1014]m firstly ([1305]) ISABELLE Dame d'Anthon, de Pérouges, de Gorges et de Loyettes, daughter of ---.  1323.  m secondly ELEONORE de Joinville, daughter of GUILLAUME de Joinville Seigneur de Gex & his wife Jeanne de Savoie (-before 24 Oct 1360).  The testament of "Dom. Humb. Dalph. Vienn. Sedis Apst. Capitaneus Generalis" is dated 29 Jan 1347 at Rhodos made bequests to "Hugoni de Gebennis Dom. de Antone et de Varey…consanguineo  meo…Dom. Politæ uxori Dom. Hugonis de Gebennis…"[1015].  Hugues & his first wife had three children: 

i)          AIMON (-4 Dec 1369, bur Paris).  Seigneur d'Anthon.  m firstly BEATRIX de Montbel, daughter of GUILLAUME de Montbel & his wife Marguerite de Joinville.  m secondly as her second husband, JEANNE de Vienne, widow of GEOFFROY de Charny, daughter of GUILLAUME de Vienne Sire de Mirebeau & his wife --- (-after 23 May 1428). 

ii)         AMEDEE (-28 Jun 1419).  Cardinal deacon of Santa Maria Nuova 1383. 

iii)        BEATRIX (-after 31 Aug 1392).  A continuation of the Chronica Jacobi de Aquis records that "Frederico", son of "Thomas…Marchese di Salucio", married "Beatrix figlola di Ugo Conte di Geneva"[1016]m ([1360]) FEDERIGO II Marchese di Saluzzo, son of TOMMASO II Marchese di Saluzzo & his wife Riccarda Visconti of Milan ([1332]-1396). 

5.         JEAN de Genève (-1297).  Abbot of St Seine 1280.  Bishop of Valence, Bishop of Dié 1283. 

6.         MARGUERITE (-after 8 Dec 1322, bur Crest Franciscan Monastery).  The Papal dispensation (3o and 4o consanguinity) for the marriage of "nobili viro Ademaro de Pictavia" and "nobili muliere Margarita nata quondam Rodulfi comiti Gebennensis, sorore…episcopi Valentini" is dated 31 Jan 1289[1017]m (Vienne 14 May 1288, Papal dispensation 31 Jan 1289) as his second wife, AIMAR [IV] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, son of AYMAR [III] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois et de Diois & his first wife Sibylle de Beaujeu (-[10/19] Oct 1329). 

 

 

GUILLAUME [III] de Genève, son of AMEDEE [II] Comte de Genève & his wife Agnes de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] (-25 Nov 1320).  His parentage is confirmed by the contract of marriage between "Guglielmo figlio del Conte Amedeo di Geneva" and "la Principessa Agnes figlia del Conte Amedeo di Savoia" dated 31 Aug 1297[1018]Comte de Genève.  A 14th century Chronicle of Geneva records the death "IX Kal Nov" in 1320 of "D. Guillelmus comes Gebenn."[1019]

Betrothed (Papal dispensation 7 Jan 1291) to BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé (-[7 Jan 1291/1294]).  The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "Principessa Beatrice di Sav. figliuola del Conte Amedeo V di Sav." and "Principe Guglielmo figlio del Conte Amedeo di Geneva" notwithstanding 4o consanguinity is dated 7 Jan 1291[1020].  She presumably died soon after her betrothal.  She is not named in the testament of her mother dated 1294[1021]

m (contract 31 Aug 1297[1022]) AGNES de Savoie, daughter of AMEDEE V Comte de Savoie & his first wife Sibylle de Bâgé (-4 Oct 1322).  The Aymari Rivalli De Allobrogibus records the marriage of "Agnetem tertiam Amedei et Sibyllæ eius primæ uxoris filiam" and "Guillermus comes Gebennensis"[1023].  "Agnese figlia emancipate del Conte Amedeo di Savoia" renounced her inheritance from her mother "fu Contessa Sibilla" in favour of her father by charter dated 2 Sep 1297[1024], presumably in connection with the arrangements for her dowry, the document being dated three days after her marriage contract.  The contract of marriage between "Dominus Amedeus comes Sabaudiæ…Agnesiæ filiæ dicti domini comitis Sabaudiæ" and "domino Amedeo comiti Gebennensi…domini Guillelmi filii ipsius domini comitis Gebennensis" is dated 31 Aug 1297[1025]

Mistress (1): EMERAUDE de la Frasse, daughter of ---.   

Guillaume [III] & his wife had two children: 

1.         MARGUERITE . 

2.         AMEDEE [III] ([1311]-18/19 Jan 1367)Comte de Genèvem (contract 15 Feb 1334, Jun 1334) MATHILDE d’Auvergne, daughter of ROBERT [VII] Comte d'Auvergne et de Boulogne & his second wife Marie de Flandre (-after 28 Aug 1396).  The marriage contract between "Amedeo comite Gebennensi" and "Johanne et Guidone natis bonæ memoriæ domini Roberti quondam Boloniæ et Arverniæ comitis...ac Godofredo fratre et Margareta sorore...domicellam Mathildem fratrum prædictorum sororem" is dated 15 Feb 1334[1026]She is named in the charter dated 17 Aug 1347 under which "Conte Amedeo di Geneva e Metilde di Bologna sua Consorte" deposited money with "Abate di S. Michele della Chiusa" for the dowry of "Maria Loro figlia future Sposa di Filippo Principe d'Acaia", to be returned in case she died[1027].  "Dominus Robertus de Gebennis…Romane ecclesie cardinalis, et…domina Mathildis de Bolonia eius genitrix, comitissa, et Petrus eius filius comes Gebennensis, consors et nati bone memorie…Amedei quondam comitis Gebennensis" executed the testament of Comte Amedée [III] 5 Dec 1371[1028]The testament of "domini Guidonis episcopi Portuensis et sanctæ Ruffinæ...Cardinalis", dated 25 Dec 1372, makes bequests to "Matildim de Bolonia comitissam Gebennensem sororem meam...Petrum eius filium nepotem meum...masculum primogenitum...domino Roberto de Gebennis...nepote meo..."[1029]Amedée & his wife had ten children: 

a)         AIMON [III] ([1334/35]-Pavia 30/31 Aug 1367).  Comte de GenèveAimon [III] had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses: 

i)          JEAN bâtard de Genève (-after 1407).  Seigneur de Gandiac. 

ii)         OLIVIER bâtard de Genève (-after 1406). 

b)         AMEDEE [IV] (-Paris 4 Dec 1369)Comte de Genèvem as her second husband, JEANNE de Vergy, widow of GEOFFROY [I] de Charny Seigneur de Savoisy, daughter of ---. 

c)         JEAN (-[23 Sep/4 Nov] 1370).  Comte de Genève

d)         PIERRE (-Avignon Mar 1392)The testament of "domini Guidonis episcopi Portuensis et sanctæ Ruffinæ...Cardinalis", dated 25 Dec 1372, makes bequests to "Matildim de Bolonia comitissam Gebennensem sororem meam...Petrum eius filium nepotem meum...masculum primogenitum...domino Roberto de Gebennis...nepote meo..."[1030]Canon at Lille and at St Lambert, Liège 1358.  Provost of Sainte-Croix, Liège 1362.  Chancellor of the bishopric of Amiens 1365.  Comte de Genève 1370.  "Dominus Robertus de Gebennis…Romane ecclesie cardinalis, et…domina Mathildis de Bolonia eius genitrix, comitissa, et Petrus eius filius comes Gebennensis, consors et nati bone memorie…Amedei quondam comitis Gebennensis" executed the testament of Comte Amedée [III] 5 Dec 1371[1031]m (contract 2 May 1374) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Joinville Dame de Vaudémont, widow of JEAN de Bourgogne Sire de Montaigu [Capet], daughter of HENRI Sire de Joinville & his wife --- ([1354]-28 Apr 1417, bur Joinville).  She married thirdly ([4 Jun/19 Jul] 1393) Ferry de Lorraine Comte de Vaudémont

e)         ROBERT de Genève (1342-Avignon 16 Sep 1394)The testament of "domini Guidonis episcopi Portuensis et sanctæ Ruffinæ...Cardinalis", dated 25 Dec 1372, makes bequests to "Matildim de Bolonia comitissam Gebennensem sororem meam...Petrum eius filium nepotem meum...masculum primogenitum...domino Roberto de Gebennis...nepote meo..."[1032]Bishop of Thérouanne 1361.  Bishop of Cambrai 1368.  Provost of St Cassius, Bonn 1371.  Cardinal 1371.  "Dominus Robertus de Gebennis…Romane ecclesie cardinalis, et…domina Mathildis de Bolonia eius genitrix, comitissa, et Petrus eius filius comes Gebennensis, consors et nati bone memorie…Amedei quondam comitis Gebennensis" executed the testament of Comte Amedée [III] 5 Dec 1371[1033].  He was elected anti-Pope CLEMENT VII in 1378.  Seigneur de Cruseilles.  Comte de Genève 1392. 

f)          MARIE (-after 28 Aug 1396).  The contract of marriage between "Jacobum de Sabaudia Principem Achayæ…Philippum de Sabaudia, filium dicti domini principis" and "Amedeum comitem Gebennesii…Mariam ipsius domini comitis filiam" is dated 4 Aug 1346[1034].  "Conte Amedeo di Geneva e Metilde di Bologna sua Consorte" deposited money with "Abate di S. Michele della Chiusa" for the dowry of "Maria Loro figlia futura Sposa di Filippo Principe d'Acaia", to be returned in case she died, by charter dated 17 Aoct 1347[1035]Betrothed (contract 4 Aug 1346) to PHILIPPE de Savoie, son of JACQUES de Savoie Signor del Piemonte, titular Prince of Achaia & his first wife Beatrice d'Este (Aug 1340-castle of Avigliana Oct 1368).  m firstly (1361 after 3 Oct) as his second 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).  m secondly (contract Annecy 2 Mar 1368, divorced) as his second wife, HUMBERT [VI] de Thoire et Villars, son of HUMBERT [V] Sire de Thoire et Villars & his second wife Béatrix de Chalon [Bourgogne-Comté] ([1342/43]-Trévoux 24 Jul 1423).  He succeeded his father in 1372 as Sire de Thoire et Villars. 

g)         BLANCHE (-1420).  Dame de Frontenay.  m (Papal dispensation 2 Jul 1363) HUGUES [II] de Chalon Sire d'Arlay, son of JEAN de Chalon Sire d'Arlay & his first wife Marguerite de Mello (1334-1388). 

h)         JEANNE (-before 15 Feb 1389)m (contract 12 Jul 1358) as his second wife, RAYMOND [V] des Baux Prince d'Orange, son of RAYMOND [IV] des Baux Prince d'Orange & his wife Anne de Viennois-de la Tour-du-Pin (-Avignon 10 Feb 1393, bur Orange). 

i)          YOLANDE .  It is supposed that Yolande was betrothed to Béraud [II] not Béraud [I], assuming that the primary sources which record the known wife of the latter in 1358, 1365 and 1371 are accurately reported, and that the marriage did not take place for some reason.  This is the solution adopted by Père Anselme, who records 1348 as the date of the betrothal without indicating any primary source on which this date is based[1036]Betrothed ([1348], contract 6 Jul 1353) BERAUD [II] Dauphin de Clermont, son of BERAUD [I] Dauphin Comte de Clermont & his wife Marie de Villemur (-17 Jan 1400).  He succeeded his father in 1356 as Comte de Clermont.  m (1360 after 17 Jan) as his second wife, AIMERY [VI] Vicomte de Narbonne, son of AMAURY [V] Vicomte de Narbonne & his [first/second wife] [Catherine de Poitiers-Valentinois/Tiburge d'Usson] (-1388). 

j)          CATHERINE (-Vigone 17 Oct 1407).  The contract of marriage between "Amedeo di Savoia Principe d'Acaja" and "Cattarina di Geneva Sorella del Conte Pietro di Geneva" is dated 7 Sep 1380[1037]m (contract 7 Sep 1380 and Papal dispensation 3o and 4o 8 Sep 1380[1038], 22 Sep 1380) AMEDEE de Savoie Signore del Piemonte, son of JACQUES de Savoie Signor del Piemonte, titular Prince of Achaia & his third wife Marguerite de Beaujeu (1363-7 May 1402). 

Guillaume [III] had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

3.          PIERRE bâtard de Genève (-1374). 

-        Families of GENEVE-LULLIN and GENEVE-BORINGE[1039]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES des EQUESTRES

 

 

The county of Nyon ("Neodunum") in Vaud was otherwise known as "pagus Equestricus".  The charter quoted below suggests that it may have included the town of Geneva in the early 10th century.  Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that the county of Geneva was divided, after the death of Comte Manassès [I] at the end of the 9th century, into the county of Ge neva proper (comitatus Genenensis) and the county of Equestria (comté des Equestres, comitatus Equestricus) which lay on the northern bank of the river Rhône and included the territory of the later seigneurs de Gex[1040].  He suggests that the new county lay south of the river Aubonne, west of lake Geneva and the county of Vaud, and east of the second chain of the Jura mountains, the county of Seoding in the diocese of Besançon, and the canton of Nantua (comitatus Varesinus, based on the château de Varey) in the diocese of Lyon, and corresponded with the ecclesiastical deaconate of Outre-Rhône (decanatus Ultra Rhodani), later called the deaconate of Aubonne or Gex[1041]

 

 

1.         AIRBERT (-before 20 Feb [911], bur Satigny).  "Eldegardis" donated property for the soul of "iugalis mei quondam bone recordationis Ayrberti comitis" to the monastery of Saint-Pierre de Satigny "in pago Equestrico" by charter dated "X Kal Mar anno xxiii regnante donno nostro Rodulfo rege"[1042].  This dating clause would indicate 934 if it refers to Rudolf II King of Burgundy, but 911 if it relates to King Rudolf I.   It appears from the documents cited below that Anselm was Comte des Equestres in 934, which would suggest that the earlier date is correct, although this is not beyond all doubt.  Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that 912 is the correct date[1043]m EDELGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 20 Feb [911]).  "Eldegardis" donated property for the soul of "iugalis mei quondam bone recordationis Ayrberti comitis" to the monastery of Saint-Pierre de Satigny "in pago Equestrico" by charter dated 20 Feb 934[1044]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ANSELM [I] (-[961/62]).  "Bertagia" challenged an inheritance "in pago Equestrico" by charter dated 18 Jan 926, which names "Turumbertum comitem, et Anselmum comitem de pago Equestrico atque Hugonem conte palatio" comprising the court, Anselm being described in another part of the document as "comes in vico Sancti Gervasi"[1045], which probably refers to a suburb of the town of Geneva.  "Hugo comes palatinus, Wido comes, Anselmus comes, Engelseacus comes…" were present at the election of Libon Bishop of Lausanne in 928[1046].  "Anselm comes et Udalrich comes Anselmi frater" witnessed a charter of Conrad I King of Burgundy dated 28 Mar 943[1047].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations to the abbey of Cluny by charter dated 27 Jun 943, subscribed by "Hugo comes, Odolricus Comes palatii, Anricus filius Ludovici, Anselmus comes, Odolricus comes Anselmi frater, Odo comes, Leutoldus comes, Humbertus"[1048].  "Magnerius episcopus [Bishop of Lausanne] et advocatus suus Anselmus comes" are named in the charter of the bishop dated 3 Feb 961[1049]

2.         ODALRIC (-after 27 Jun 943).  "Anselm comes et Udalrich comes Anselmi frater" witnessed a charter of Conrad I King of Burgundy dated 28 Mar 943[1050].  "Chuonradus…rex" made donations to the abbey of Cluny by charter dated 27 Jun 943, subscribed by "Hugo comes, Odolricus Comes palatii, Anricus filius Ludovici, Anselmus comes, Odolricus comes Anselmi frater, Odo comes, Leutoldus comes, Humbertus"[1051]

 

 

[Three] siblings: 

1.         ANSELM [II] (-before [1019]).  "Otto…imperator augustus" donated property "in pago Bibligouue in comitatu Anshelmi in villa Chupinga" to the bishopric of Chur in exchange for property "predii…Adalberto filio Liutuuardi…in pago Suerzza in comitatu Gotefridi in villa Alemuntinga" by charter dated 22 Apr 966[1052].  "…Anselmus episcopus Augustensis…Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi, Rotbertus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1053].  A charter dated Jan 1006 records that "Vuillelmus de monte Ioveto" donated property to "S. Egidio" of which one was "in valle Mugnana", in which "Anselmus" held three parts and "Uldricus comes" held the fourth, and the other "in loco Intola" in which "Uldiricus comes" held two parts[1054]m ALDIUD, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 19 Aug [1019] of "Burchardus sancta Viennensis archiepiscopus et Udolricus frater meus et advocatus meus" granted property "in pago Genevensi…in villa Marischa…a circio Lemani lacus" made "pro remedio animarum…genitore nostro Anselmo sive pro genetrice nostra Aaldui"[1055].  A series of documents, including this charter, shows that Aldiud had been the mistress of Conrad I King of Burgundy, probably before her marriage to Anselm, and that she gave birth to Burchard Archbishop of Lyon by the king.  This is established as follows.  Firstly, the Chronicon Hugonis names the king’s son, the archbishop of Lyon, as "Burchardus, Rodulfi regis frater, Conradi ex concubina filius"[1056].  Secondly,  Burchard’s mother’s name is confirmed as Aldiud by a charter dated 14 Feb 1005, which records that "Burchardum Lugdunensem archiepiscopum" donated property "in loco Oponlongis infra comitatum Ottingen" which he had "ex patre matris suæ Aldiud quod rex Chuonradus ei præbuit" to Anselm bishop of Aosta[1057].  Thirdly, the name of the father of Anselm Bishop of Aosta is confirmed as Anselm in the charter of Rudolf III King of Burgundy for Romainmotier dated [1001/02], which was witnessed by "…Anselmus episcopus Augustensis…Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi…"[1058].  Fourthly, a charter dated 1 Nov 1002, noted by Rivaz in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, confirms that Anselm Bishop of Aosta and Burchard Archbishop of Lyon were brothers: "Burchard archévêque de Lyon et abbé de Saint-Maurice" [Aldiud’s illegitimate son] granted property "dans les comtés de Valais et de Vaud" to "Gauslin", with the consent of "Anselme son frère évêque d'Aoste et prévôt de ladite abbaye"[1059].  Fifthly, Anselm and Aldiud were also parents of Burchard Archbishop of Vienne and Udalrich his avocatus, as shown by the charter dated 19 Aug [1019] referred to above[1060].  The conclusion therefore is that the only way in which Burchard Archbishop of Lyon could have been the brother of the three brothers Anselm, Burchard and Odalric is if they shared the same mother, who gave birth to them by different fathers.  Aldiud’s relationship with the earliest counts of Savoy is indicated by Rodolfus Glauber who describes Burchard, son of Count Humbert "aux Blanches Mains", as nepos of Aldiud's illegitimate son[1061].  This relationship is explained by Count Humbert's wife being the legitimate daughter of Anselm and Aldiud, as shown below.  The Chronicon Hugonis specifies that the king’s son Burchard was appointed archbishop (dated to 978) when still a child[1062].  This presumably dates Aldiud’s relationship to the King Conrad to [965/70], which is probably before she married Anselm.  Anselm [II] & his wife had four children: 

a)         ODALRIC [Ulrich] (-after 19 Aug [1019]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1063], Aldiud and her husband were grandparents of Anselm Bishop of Aosta, Bouchard Archbishop of Vienne and Udalrich, advocatus of the church of Vienne.  This is a mistake as the charters quoted below indicate that the couple were the parents, not grandparents, of the brothers.  A charter dated Jan 1006 records that "Vuillelmus de monte Ioveto" donated property to "S. Egidio " of which one was "in valle Mugnana", in which "Anselmus" held three parts and "Uldricus comes" held the fourth, and the other "in loco Intola" in which "Uldiricus comes" held two parts[1064].  His parentage is indicated by the charter dated 19 Aug [1019] of "Burchardus sancta Viennensis archiepiscopus et Udolricus frater meus et advocatus meus" which granted property "in pago Genevensi…in villa Marischa…a circio Lemani lacus" made "pro remedio animarum…genitore nostro Anselmo sive pro genetrice nostra Aaldui"[1065].  It appears that Odalric can be identified as "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico…in villam…Ursaria" from whom "Aimo, Sedun…episcopus", identified as the son of Humbert Comte de Maurienne and Odalric’s sister Auxilia, stated in a charter dated 12 Jun 1052 that he inherited property which Bishop Aimon then donated to the church of Sion "per manum advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici"[1066].  The probable relationship between the family and this last named "advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici" (who is probably identified as Ulrich [I] Graf von Lenzburg) is discussed below. 

b)         ANSELM [III] (-after 1026).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1067], Aldiud and her husband were grandparents of Anselm Bishop of Aosta, Bouchard Archbishop of Vienne and Udalrich, advocatus of the church of Vienne.  This is a mistake as the charters quoted below indicate that the couple were the parents, not grandparents, of the brothers.  Bishop of Aosta .  "…Anselmus episcopus Augustensis…Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1068].  Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters, notes a charter dated 1 Nov 1002 under which "Burchard archévêque de Lyon et abbé de Saint-Maurice" [illegitimate son of Conrad II King of Burgundy by Aldiud] granted property "dans les comtés de Valais et de Vaud" to "Gauslin", with the consent of "Anselme son frère évêque d'Aoste et prévôt de ladite abbaye"[1069].  A charter dated 14 Feb 1005 records that "Burchardum Lugdunensem archiepiscopum" [illegitimate son of King Conrad] donated property "in loco Oponlongis infra comitatum Ottingen" which he had "ex patre matris suæ Aldiud quod rex Chuonradus ei præbuit", through "advocatorem suum Vuidonem", to "Anselmum Augustanum episcopum" in exchange for "terram S. Mauritii in valle Augustana"[1070].  Anselm Bishop of Aosta donated property "in valle…Augustana et in loco…Coriolo" to the abbey of Saint-Maurice by charter "die dominica VIII Kal Nov" (25 Oct, 996, 1002, 1013, 1019 or 1024), witnessed by "Burcardus archiepiscopus…"[1071]

c)         BOUCHARD (-after 19 Aug [1019]).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1072], Aldiud and her husband were grandparents of Anselm Bishop of Aosta, Bouchard Archbishop of Vienne and Udalrich, advocatus of the church of Vienne.  This is a mistake as the charters quoted below indicate that the couple were the parents, not grandparents, of the brothers.  Archbishop of Vienne .  Rudolf III King of Burgundy donated property to Vienne Saint-Maurice, at the request of "Irmengarda regina, Burkardo Lugdunensi archiepiscopo fratre suo, nec non Burchardo Viennensi archiepiscopo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1011[1073].  A charter dated 19 Aug [1019] of "Burchardus sancta Viennensis archiepiscopus et Udolricus frater meus et advocatus meus" granted property "in pago Genevensi…in villa Marischa…a circio Lemani lacus" made "pro remedio animarum…genitore nostro Anselmo sive pro genetrice nostra Aaldui"[1074]

d)         AUXILIA .  "Amedeus filius Uberti comitis et Adaelgida uxor mea" donated "ecclesia S. Mauricii…in pago…Maltacena" to the priory of Bourget by charter dated 22 Oct 1030, signed by "Uberti comitis, Anciliæ uxoris eius, Amedei comitis, Adilæ uxoris eius…Rodulphi regis, reginæ Ermengardis, Odonis, Antelmi"[1075].  The parentage of Auxilia is deduced from her son Burchard being described by Rodolfus Glaber as nepos of Burchard Archbishop of Lyon[1076], who was the illegitimate son of Conrad I King of Burgundy and his mistress Aldiud.  Aldiud was the wife of Anselm, this couple presumably being Auxilia’s parents.  Her parentage is also suggested by the charter dated 12 Jun 1052 under which her son "Aimo, Sedun…episcopus" donated property, inherited from "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico…in villam…Ursaria", to the church of Sion "per manum advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici"[1077].  Szabolcs de Vajay[1078] suggests that Count Humbert had two wives: firstly "---, sister of Graf Ulrich [von Lenzburg]" and secondly "Auxilia, relative of Saint Odilon de Mercœur abbé de Cluny".  Europäische Stammtafeln[1079] shows only one wife "Auxilia von Lenzburg", in an amalgam of these two proposed wives.  None of the sources so far consulted in the preparation of the present document suggest that Humbert had two wives.  Until more information comes to light, the simpler solution has been adopted in this document.  The primary source which indicates Auxilia's relationship with the Mercœur family (see AQUITAINE NOBILITY) has not yet been identified.  m ([995/1000]) HUMBERT, son of --- ([970/75]-[1 Jul 1047/51], bur Saint-Jean de Maurienne).  He was installed in 1043 as HUMBERT I "blancis manibus/of the White Hands" Comte de Maurienne, and later as Comte de Chablais. 

2.         ROBERT (-after [1001/02]).  "…Anselmus episcopus Augustensis…Anselmus pater Anselmi episcopi, Rotbertus frater eius…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1080].  

3.         [--- .  It would not be surprising if there was a family relationship between the Burgundian nobleman Anselm [II] and the family of the Grafen von Lenzburg.  The indicators of this relationship are as follows.  Firstly, "Aimo, Sedun…episcopus", who is identified as Aimon son of Anselm [II]’s daughter Auxilia, donated property which he had inherited from "avunculo meo comite Oudolrico" to the church of Sion, by charter dated 12 Jun 1052[1081].  "Avunculo meo comite Oudolrico" can probably be identified with Odalric/Ulrich, son of Anselm [II], who is shown above.  Secondly, the same charter records that Bishop Aimon acted in this donation "per manum advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici".  Bishop Aimon also acted through "Odvolrici eiusdem ecclesie aduocati" in a charter dated 23 Dec 1043[1082].  The "advocatus" of bishops and other ecclesiastical dignataries can often be identified as family members.  Thirdly, "Odalricus comes de Lenceburc" donated "allodium quod pater meus et mater in monte…Novum castrum emerunt" to the church of Sion by charter dated to [1036/54][1083], which shows that the Lenzburg family had a connection with the bishopric of Sion.  It is therefore suggested that "Odalricus comes de Lenceburc" who is named in the [1036/54] charter and "advocatis mei comitis Oudalrici", named in the 23 Dec 1043 and 12 Jun 1052 documents, were the same person and can be identified as Ulrich [I] Graf von Lenzburg.  As Odalric/Ulrich, son of Anselm [II], is not recorded as having children, it is likely that the relationship with the Lenzburg family was through the female line.  The chronology suggests that this might have been through the mother of Graf Ulrich [I] who could have been a sister of Anselm [II].  m ---.  Possible children:]

          [-       GRAFEN von LENZBURG.] 

 

 

1.         AIMON [Anno] (-after [983]).  "Anno comes…Adalbertus comes" subscribed a charter, dated to [982/83], under which Conrad I King of Burgundy confirmed an exchange of properties at Gimel, comté des Equestres, and in the county of Vaud by the abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune[1084]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         AMALRIC [I] (-after 1002).  "Marinus" donated property "in comitatu Æquestrico in villa…Balgedelco", for the soul of "senioris mei Amalrici", by charter dated 4 Mar [996][1085].  "…Amalricus comes et frater eius Adalgandus…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1086]m ---.  Amalric & his wife had [two children]: 

a)         ROBERT (-after 1002).  "…Rotbertus frater eius Vuisbertus filius Amalrici…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1087].  Gingins-la-Sarra suggests that Robert, son of Comte Amalric [I], was ancestor of the Seigneurs de Mont[1088].] 

[-       SEIGNEURS de MONT.]     

b)         VUITBERT .  "…Rotbertus frater eius Vuisbertus filius Amalrici…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1089].] 

2.         ADALGAUD (-after 1002).  "…Amalricus comes et frater eius Adalgandus…" witnessed the charter dated [1001/02] under which Rudolf III King of Burgundy confirmed a donation to Romainmotier[1090]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de FAUCIGNY

 

 

1.         ERMENRAD, son of --- .  m ---.  The name of Ermenrad's wife is not known.  Ermenrad & his wife had one son: 

a)         LOUIS .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which his son "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi…" to Cluny[1091]Seigneur de Faucigny.  [1030]/[1060].  m as her first husband, TETBERGA, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…matrie mee Teberge" to Cluny[1092].  She married secondly [as his second wife,] Géraud Comte de Genève.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the undated charter under which "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix, signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[1093].  Louis & his wife had three children: 

i)          GUILLAUME (-1124 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…Guillelmi fratris mei…" to Cluny[1094]Seigneur de Faucigny

-         see below

ii)         GUY de Faucigny (-1 Nov [1119])Bishop of Geneva 1083.  "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie et matrie mee Teberge" to Cluny by charter dated 4 Sep 1119, on condition that "Radulfus nepos meus" retained the advocacy of the church, witnessed by "Aymonis comitis Gebennensis, Guillelmi filius eius, Guillelmi Dardelni, Gauceranni fratris eius, Fulconis fratris eorum"[1095].  The 13th century obituary of the Eglise primatiale de Lyon records the death "Kal Nov" of "Guido episcopus Gebennensis atque canonicus Sancti Stephani"[1096]

iii)        AMEDEE (-after 1088).  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix by undated charter, dated to [1088/99], signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[1097]

 

 

GUILLAUME de Faucigny, son of LOUIS Seigneur de Faucigny & his wife Tetberga --- (-1124 or after).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…Guillelmi fratris mei…" to Cluny[1098]Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Aymo comes Gebennensis et filius meus Giroldus" founded the priory of Chamonix by undated charter, dated to [1088/99], signed by "uterini fratres comitis, Willelmus Fulciniacus et Amedeus…"[1099]

m OTTILIE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "…Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1100]

Guillaume & his wife had five children: 

1.         RODOLPHE (-[1 Feb 1125/1126]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1101].  "Girardus Alingiensis, Rodulphus de Fulciniaco, Uldricus comes, Anselmus, Willelmus, Amedeus filius eiusdem Girardi" witnessed the charter dated to [1094] under which "Humbertus comes et marchio" donated property to the abbey of Aulps ["in pago Gebennensi in valle…Alpis"][1102]Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Aimericus vice comes Tarentasiensis, Rodulphus de Foucigniaco…" witnessed the charter dated 1 Feb 1125 under which "Amedeus comes Mauriannensis et marchio" donated property to Mont-Jove[1103]m ---.  The name of Rodolphe's wife is not known.  Rodolphe & his wife had [seven] children: 

a)         AIMON (-before 29 Dec 1168)Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Aymo dominus Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "fratribus suis Rodulpho et Guillermo", by undated charter, dated to [1140][1104]

-        see below

b)         ARDUCIUS (-25 Jul 1185)Bishop of Geneva 1135.  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1105].  "Aymo de Fulciniaco" founded the Chartreuse abbey of Reposoir by charter dated 1151, witnessed by "…Arducius Gebennensis episcopus frater meus, et Rodulphus Alamandi similiter frater meus…"[1106].  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178, witnessed by "…Alimarus de Castellione, Turumbertus filius eius…"[1107]

c)         GUY .  1140. 

d)         RODOLPHE "Alamandi/l'Allemand" (-[1178/80]).  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1108].  "Aymo dominus Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "fratribus suis Rodulpho et Guillermo", by undated charter, dated to [1140][1109].  "Aymo de Fulciniaco" founded the Chartreuse abbey of Reposoir by charter dated 1151, witnessed by "…Arducius Gebennensis episcopus frater meus, et Rodulphus Alamandi similiter frater meus…"[1110].  "Rodolphe de Faucigny" settled disputes with the monastery of Reposoir founded by his father, by charter dated 29 Dec 1168 witnessed by "…Henri fratris mei et prévôt de Genève…Rodolphe Alaman et Raimond patruorum meorum…"[1111].  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178, witnessed by "…Alimarus de Castellione, Turumbertus filius eius…"[1112]m (before 155) EMMA, daughter of GUIGUES Aynard de Domène & his wife Audisia ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1145/65] under which "Guigo de Domina filius domini Pontii Ainardi" donated property to the monastery of Domène, with the consent of "filia sua uxor Rodulfi de Fulciniaco et uxor sua…Audisia et dominus Raymundus Berrengarius frater suus"[1113].  "Guillaume chevalier fils de Rodolphe de Faucigny cognomento Alamant" donated property to the monastery of Abondance, with the consent of "sa mère Emma, sa demme Agnès et de son frère Rodolphe damoiseau", by charter dated 1180[1114].  Rodolphe & his wife had two children: 

i)          RODOLPHE de Faucigny dit de Lucinge (-1233 or after).  "Guillaume chevalier fils de Rodolphe de Faucigny cognomento Alamant" donated property to the monastery of Abondance, with the consent of "sa mère Emma, sa demme Agnès et de son frère Rodolphe damoiseau", by charter dated 1180[1115]

-         SEIGNEURS de LUCINGE

ii)         GUILLAUME .  "Guillaume chevalier fils de Rodolphe de Faucigny cognomento Alamant" donated property to the monastery of Abondance, with the consent of "sa mère Emma, sa femme Agnès et de son frère Rodolphe damoiseau", by charter dated 1180[1116]Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that he was the possible ancestor of the family of FAUCIGNY-GRESY[1117]m (before 1180) AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Guillaume chevalier fils de Rodolphe de Faucigny cognomento Alamant" donated property to the monastery of Abondance, with the consent of "sa mère Emma, sa femme Agnès et de son frère Rodolphe damoiseau", by charter dated 1180[1118]

e)         GUILLAUME .  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1119].  "Aymo dominus Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "fratribus suis Rodulpho et Guillermo", by undated charter, dated to [1140][1120]

f)          RAYMOND .  "Rodolphe de Faucigny" settled disputes with the monastery of Reposoir founded by his father, by charter dated 29 Dec 1168 witnessed by "…Henri fratris mei et prévôt de Genève…Rodolphe Alaman et Raimond patruorum meorum…"[1121].  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178, witnessed by "…Alimarus de Castellione, Turumbertus filius eius…"[1122]m ---.  The name of Raymond’s wife is not known.  Raymond & his wife had one child: 

i)          RODOLPHE de Thoire (-after Dec 1234).  "Rodolphus de Thoria" donated property to la Chartreuse de Valon, for the soul of "patris mei Raymundi de Fulciniaco", by charter dated Dec 1234[1123]Europäische Stammtafeln suggests that he was the possible ancestor of the SEIGNEURS de THOIRE-ROUSSY[1124]

g)         [PONCE (-Sixt [1178]).  Abbot of Sixt 1144.  Abbot of Abondance 1171/72.] 

2.         LOUIS .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1125].  1119. 

3.         RAYMOND (-after [1135]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1126].  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1127]m PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after [1135]).  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1128]

4.         GERAUD de Faucigny (-1 Jul 1129).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1129]Bishop of Lausanne [1105/07].  The  cartulary of Notre-Dame de Lausanne records that "Giroldus filius W. sapientis de Funcinie" succeeded as Bishop of Lausanne after the death of "Cono filius Uldrici comitis de Feni", and died "aput Sanctum Symphorianum…Kal Jul" and was buried "apud Lustriacum in capitulo kal Jul"[1130]

5.         AMEDEE de Faucigny (-[1124/25]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 4 Sep 1119 by which "Wido…Gebennensis episcopus" donated "ecclesiam de Condominio" for the souls of "patris mei Ludovici et avi mei Ermenradi et Guillelmi fratris mei et filiorum eius Rodulfi, Ludoici, Raimundi et episcorum Geraldi Lausannensi et Amadei Morianensis nepotum meorum et matris eorum Utilie…" to Cluny[1131]Bishop of Maurienne

 

 

AIMON de Faucigny, son of RODOLPHE Seigneur de Faucigny & his wife --- (-before 29 Dec 1168)Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Aymo dominus de Foucigniaco" donated property to the monastery of Sixt by charter dated 1126, witnessed by "…Nantelmus de Graillié milites"[1132].  "Reymondus de Fucignii et Petronilla eius uxor" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "nepotibus suis Ardusio episcopo Gebennensi, Aymone, Rodulpho et Guillermeto militibus", by undated charter, dated to after [1135][1133].  "Aymo dominus Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "fratribus suis Rodulpho et Guillermo", by undated charter, dated to [1140][1134].  "Aymon dominus Foucigniaci" granted property "in territorio S. Pauli. Gebenn. dyocesis…inter Dranciam et Brest" to "nobilis vir Aymon dominus de Blonay, consanguineus noster" by charter dated Apr 1146[1135].  "Aymo de Fulciniaco" founded the Chartreuse abbey of Reposoir by charter dated 1151, witnessed by "…Arducius Gebennensis episcopus frater meus, et Rodulphus Alamandi similiter frater meus…"[1136].  "Aimon seigneur de Faucigny" donated property to the Chartreuse de Vallon, with the consent of "sa femme Clémence et de son fils Rodolphe", by charter dated to [1161/81][1137]

m CLEMENCE, daughter of ---.  "Aimon seigneur de Faucigny" donated property to the Chartreuse de Vallon, with the consent of "sa femme Clémence et de son fils Rodolphe", by charter dated to [1161/81][1138]

Aimon & his wife had seven children: 

1.         RODOLPHE (-before 1178).  "Aimon seigneur de Faucigny" donated property to the Chartreuse de Vallon, with the consent of "sa femme Clémence et de son fils Rodolphe", by charter dated to [1161/81][1139]Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Rodolphe de Faucigny" settled disputes with the monastery of Reposoir founded by his father, by charter dated 29 Dec 1168 witnessed by "…Henri fratris mei et prévôt de Genève…Rodolphe Alaman et Raimond patruorum meorum…"[1140].  "Henricus de Fulciniaco" confirmed donations to la Chartreuse du Reposoir by "Aimo pater meus…et frater meus Rodolphus", with the support of "fratre meo Wuillermo" by charter dated 21 Oct 1185[1141]

2.         HENRI (-14 Nov 1197).  "Rodolphe de Faucigny" settled disputes with the monastery of Reposoir founded by his father, by charter dated 29 Dec 1168 witnessed by "…Henri fratris mei et prévôt de Genève…Rodolphe Alaman et Raimond patruorum meorum…"[1142].  Provost at Geneva cathedral 1168.  Seigneur de Faucigny.  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum" and "domini Henrico de Fulciniaco et fratribus suis Guillelmo et Aymone et Marchisio", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178[1143].  "Henricus de Fulciniaco" confirmed donations to la Chartreuse du Reposoir by "Aimo pater meus…et frater meus Rodolphus", with the support of "fratre meo Wuillermo" by charter dated 21 Oct 1185[1144].  "Henricus de Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "uxore sua Comitissa", by undated charter, dated to [1188][1145]m COMTESSON de Genève, daughter of AMEDEE [I] Comte de Genève & his second wife --- [de Domène] (-after [1188]).  "Henricus de Fucignii" donated property to the abbey of Aulps, with the consent of "uxore sua Comitissa", by undated charter, dated to [1188][1146].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 19 Sep 1202 under which her son "Willelmus de Fulciniaco" granted protection to Chamonix, "cum avunculus meus Willelmus comes Gebennensis"[1147].  Dame de Clermont.  Henri & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-[19 Sep/Oct] 1202).  Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Willelmus de Fulciniaco" granted protection to Chamonix, "cum avunculus meus Willelmus comes Gebennensis", by charter dated 19 Sep 1202[1148].  "Aimo de Fulciniaco", with the advice of "tutoris mei Nantelmi de Miolans", confirmed prior donations to la Chartreuse du Reposoir by "frater meus Vuillermus", by charter dated Feb 1210[1149].  "Aymo dominus de Fulc." transferred his rights to Chamonix, previously held by "bo. me. W. fratri meo", to "dno. W. comiti Gebenensi" by charter dated 20 Apr 1229[1150]

b)         AIMON [II] (-[Apr/Oct] 1253)Seigneur de Faucigny.  "Aimo de Fulciniaco" confirmed the properties of la Chartreuse du Reposoir by charter dated 9 Oct 1202[1151].  "Aimo de Fulciniaco", with the advice of "tutoris mei Nantelmi de Miolans", confirmed prior donations to la Chartreuse du Reposoir by "frater meus Vuillermus", by charter dated Feb 1210[1152].  "Aimon seigneur de Faucigny" confirmed the donations to la Chartreuse de Vallon by "son père Henri" by charter dated May 1221[1153].  "Haimonem dominum de Fucignie" reached an agreement with the bishop of Lausanne concerning the advocacy of the church of Lausanne, which Aimon claimed had been granted by "comitibus de Ciburc", by charter dated 1226[1154].  An undated charter confirmed the agreement ending the war between the bishop of Lausanne and "Aymo dominus de Fucigniaco", sworn by "viros nobiles dominum Petrum de Sabaudia et R comitem Gebennensem"[1155].  "Aymo dominus de Fulc." transferred his rights to Chamonix, previously held by "bo. me. W. fratri meo", to "dno. W. comiti Gebenensi" by charter dated 20 Apr 1229[1156].  The testament of "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci" is dated Feb 1234, appoints "Agnetem filiam suam", betrothed to "Petro de Sabaudia filio condam Thome Comit. Sabaud.", as his heir in default of male heirs, and reserves the dowry of "alterius filiarum suarum Beatricis"[1157]m firstly (1210, separated) as her first husband, BEATRIX d'Auxonne, daughter of ETIENNE [III] Comte d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Beatrix de Chalon (-20 Mar 1261, bur La Charité).  Her first and second marriages are indicated by the testament of her daughter "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci", dated 9 Aug 1268, which made bequests to "dominæ Beatrici dominæ de Thoria et Villario sorori suæ et filiis suis…Simoni de Joinville dom. de Jaiz fratri suo"[1158].  Her parentage is indicated by the charter dated Jul 1225 under which "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" reached an agreement with "Jean de Chalon son beau-frère", by charter dated Jul 1225[1159].  It 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[1160].  Dame de Marnay.  She married secondly (before 1224) as his second wife, Simon Sire de Joinville (-May 1233).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme Béatrix", by charter dated 1224[1161].  "Beatrix dame de Joinville executrice testamentaire de Simon sire de Joinville son mari mort l'année précédente" donated property to the abbey of Boulancourt by charter dated Feb 1235[1162].  The necrology of the abbey of La Charité records the death XIII Kal Apr” 1260 of “Beatricis filiæ comitis Stephani in conventu dominæ de Mernay[1163]m secondly (before 9 Oct 1231) as her second husband, FLOTTE de Royans, widow of GUILLAUME [II] de Poitiers Comte de Valentinois, daughter of RAIMBAUD BERENGER de Royans "Ossassica" & his wife Alix de la Tour du Pin.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 9 Oct 1231 under which "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci" mortgaged "castrum de Cresta…dotis dominæ Flotæ uxoris suæ…quondam fuit uxor Willelmi de Pictavia" to "W…electo Valentino"[1164].  1227/1257.  Aimon [II] & his first wife had two children: 

i)          AGNES (-11 Aug 1268, bur Faucigny, Abbaye de Contamine).  The testament of "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci" is dated Feb 1234, appoints "Agnetem filiam suam", betrothed to "Petro de Sabaudia filio condam Thome Comit. Sabaud.", as his heir in default of male heirs, and reserves the dowry of "alterius filiarum suarum Beatricis"[1165].  The first testament of "Petrus filius quondam Thome comitis Sabaudie" dated Feb 1234 (N.S.) appoints the children to be born from his marriage to "Annete filia nob. viri Ay. Dni Fuciniaci"[1166]Dame de Faucigny.  The testament of "Petri de Sabaudia", dated 8 Jun 1255 at London, names "Beatrix filia sua…Eleonora Angliæ regina…Philippum electrum Lugdunensem fratrem suum, Agneti…Fuciniacensi uxori suæ", and names Henry III King of England as his executor[1167].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci" dated 17 Oct 1262 appoints "Petrum de Sabaudia maritum suum…et Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini Viennensis" as her heirs[1168].  A second testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci conjugis Petri de Sabaudia" dated 16 Nov 1262 elects her burial "in ecclesia Contaminæ", and appoints "Beatricem filiam suam uxorem Guigonis Dalphini, Vienn. et Albon. comitis" as her heir in one third of her property and her husband as heir in the other two thirds[1169].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci", dated 9 Aug 1268, appointed "Beatricem comitissam Viennensem et Albonensem filiam suam" as her heir, chose her burial "in ecclesia Contaminæ in Fuciniaco", and made bequests to "dominæ Beatrici dominæ de Thoria et Villario sorori suæ et filiis suis…Simoni de Joinville dom. de Jaiz fratri suo"[1170]m (Betrothed Feb 1234, after 25 Jun 1236) PIERRE de Savoie, son of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Beatrix] de Genève (castle of Susa 1203-Pierre Châtel [14] May 1268, bur 16 May 1268 Abbaye de Hautecombe).  He succeeded his nephew in 1263 as PIERRE II "le Petit-Charlemagne" Comte de Savoie

ii)         BEATRIX (-after 8 Mar 1276).  The testament of "Aymo dominus Fuciniaci" is dated Feb 1234, appoints "Agnetem filiam suam", betrothed to "Petro de Sabaudia filio condam Thome Comit. Sabaud.", as his heir in default of male heirs, and reserves the dowry of "alterius filiarum suarum Beatricis"[1171].  A charter dated 19 Oct 1255 records that "Beatricis relicte Stephani domini de Thoire et Villars" transferred property inherited from "patris earumdem sororum" to "Agnetis sororis eiusdem Beatrice et uxoris dicti Petri de Sabaudia", at the request of "Petri de Sabaudia"[1172].  The testament of "Agnetis dominæ Fuciniaci", dated 9 Aug 1268, made bequests to "dominæ Beatrici dominæ de Thoria et Villario sorori suæ et filiis suis…Simoni de Joinville dom. de Jaiz fratri suo"[1173].  Guerry Seigneur d’Aubonne ceded the seigneurie d’Aubonne 23 Aug 1259 to Pierre Comte de Savoie, whose daughter Beatrix transferred it to her maternal aunt Beatrix de Faucigny, mother of Humbert [III] Sire de Thoire et Villars, as a result of the judgment of Edmund, son of Henry III King of England, dated 3 Aug 1271[1174]m ETIENNE [II] Sire de Thoire et Villars, son of ETIENNE [I] Sire de Thoire & his wife Agnes de Villars (-1250). 

Aimon [II] had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

iii)        AIMON de Faucigny .  1262/1268. 

c)         [BEATRIX] . 

3.         GUILLAUME .  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum" and "domini Henrico de Fulciniaco et fratribus suis Guillelmo et Aymone et Marchisio", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178[1175].  "Henricus de Fulciniaco" confirmed donations to la Chartreuse du Reposoir by "Aimo pater meus…et frater meus Rodolphus", with the support of "fratre meo Wuillermo" by charter dated 21 Oct 1185[1176].  1178. 

4.         AIMON .  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum" and "domini Henrico de Fulciniaco et fratribus suis Guillelmo et Aymone et Marchisio", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178[1177]

5.         MARCHAND .  Arducius Bishop of Geneva and "Henricus dominus de Focigniaco nepos noster" granted concessions to the monastery of Contamine, in the presence of "R. Teutonici et Raymondi fratrum nostrorum, Willelmi et Aymonis nepotum nostrorum" and "domini Henrico de Fulciniaco et fratribus suis Guillelmo et Aymone et Marchisio", by charter dated "die veneris" Jun 1178[1178]

6.         BEATRIX .  "Willelmus…Gebennensis comes" founded the Chartreuse monstery of Pommiers, with the consent of "Humbertus filius meus…B. quoque uxor mea et filius meus Aymo quinquennis", by charter dated 1179[1179].  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names her daughter "Margareta filia domni de Fusceneis de matre Guilelmi, filii Humberti comitis Gebenensis" as wife of "comitis Thome de Sabaudia"[1180]m as his second wife, GUILLAUME de Genève, son of AMEDEE [I] Comte de Genève & his first wife Mathilde de Cuiseaux ([1131/37]-25 Jul 1196).  He succeeded his father in 1178 as Comte de Genève. 

7.         ALEYDE .  Nun. 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de GEX (GENEVE)

 

 

AMEDEE de Genève, son of AMEDEE [I] Comte de Genève & his second wife --- [de Domène] (-[Dec 1210/17 Oct 1211]).  "Amedeus Gebennensium comes…et filius eius Guillelmus" restored the rights of the bishopric of Geneva, with the consent of "Amedeus quoque junior filius comitis", by undated charter[1181].  A charter dated 8 Sep 1192 records a donation to Bellelay abbey, with the consent of "Amedeo…comite de Gebenna", later confirmed by "Amedeus filius eius"[1182]Seigneur de Gex.  "Amedeus dominus de Iaiz" confirmed previous donations to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filiis meis Stephano et Amedeo", by charter dated 17/18 Dec 1210[1183].  His date of death is set by a charter dated 17 Oct 1211 which confirms the donation by "domina --- uxor quondam Amedei Gebennensis domini de Jaz, filiique illius" to the bishopric of Geneva[1184]

m PONCIA, daughter of --- (-[May/Oct] 1211).  "B….Bellicen. episcopus" confirmed the donation to the church of Lausanne by "Poncia neptis mea, uxor D. Amadei de Jaiz et Stephanus filius eorum", by charter dated 1212[1185].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not yet been identified. 

Amedée & his wife had two children: 

1.         ETIENNE (-[1212/35]).  "Amedeus dominus de Iaiz" confirmed previous donations to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filiis meis Stephano et Amedeo", by charter dated 17/18 Dec 1210[1186]Seigneur de Gex.  "B….Bellicen. episcopus" confirmed the donation to the church of Lausanne by "Poncia neptis mea, uxor D. Amadei de Jaiz et Stephanus filius eorum", by charter dated 1212[1187]

2.         AMEDEE (-14 or 16 Feb 1247).  "Amedeus dominus de Iaiz" confirmed previous donations to the Chartreuse d'Oujon, with the consent of "filiis meis Stephano et Amedeo", by charter dated 17/18 Dec 1210[1188]Seigneur de Gex.  "Amedeus dominus de Jayz" granted concessions on payment of taxes to the priory of Satigny by charter dated 1233[1189].  "Amedeus dominus de Jayz" certified a renunciation of rights by "D. Memerius miles de Versenai", by charter dated 1234[1190].  "Amedeus D. de Jaiz" swore homage to "Petro de Sabaudia filio Thome quondam comitis Sabaudie" [in his capacity as Seigneur de Faucigny], save for his fidelity to "comitis Gebennensis", by charter dated 12 Jun 1234[1191].  "Amedeus dominus de Gex" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which he had committed, with the consent of "Dne Beatricis uxoris sue", by charter dated 30 Jul 1236[1192]m (contract 4 Jun 1227) BEATRIX de Bâgé, daughter of ULRIC [V] Sire de Bâgé & his second wife Alexandrine de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-after 23 Nov 1251).  The marriage contract of "Amedeus dominus de Gez" and "Beatricem filiam domini de Baugiaco" is dated 4 Jun 1227 and names "Rainoldo de Baugiaco fratri meo"[1193].  "Amedeus dominus de Gex" granted compensation to the bishopric of Geneva for the wrongs which he had committed, with the consent of "Dne Beatricis uxoris sue", by charter dated 30 Jul 1236[1194].  "Leoneta filia et heres…Amedei quondam domini de Jaiz" promised not to marry without the consent of "D. Petro de Sabaudia", with the consent of "D. Willelmi comitis Vyenensis tutoris mei", by charter dated 23 Nov 1251, witnessed by "…G. domini de Baugis et domine B matris mee"[1195].  Amedée & his wife had four children: 

a)         son (-before 23 Nov 1251).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

b)         LEONETE (-16 Nov 1302).  "Leoneta filia et heres…Amedei quondam domini de Jaiz" promised not to marry without the consent of "D. Petro de Sabaudia", with the consent of "D. Willelmi comitis Vyenensis tutoris mei", by charter dated 23 Nov 1251, witnessed by "…G. domini de Baugis et domine B matris mee"[1196].  The marriage between "Simon fils de feu Simon de Joinville" and "Léonète fille de feu Amedée seigneur de Gex" is noted in the charter dated Jan 1252, under which Simon also promises "Pierre de Savoie et Philippe évêque de Lyon" to pay the dowry of "chacune de ses belles-sœurs Marguerite et Isabelle, filles dudit Amedée"[1197]Dame de Gex.  "Symon de Junvilla dominus de Jaz" reached agreement with the priory of Saint-Victor concerning the village of Viaison by charter dated Mar 1258 (N.S.), witnessed by "Leonete uxoris nostre"[1198].  "Simon de Joinville miles dominus de Jays et…Leoneta uxor eius domina de Jays" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Nantua by "Amedeus quondam dominus de Jays, pater dictæ Leonete, bonæ memoriæ", by charter dated 1276[1199].  "Leona Dna de Jayz et…Petrus filius eius miles" swore homage to "D. Amedei de Sabaudia" by charter dated 14 Aug 1285[1200]m (Jan 1252) SIMON de Joinville, son of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-3 Jun 1276).  Sire de Marnay.  Seigneur de Gex.  "Ebalus de Gebenn. filius Umberti quondam comitis Gebenn." appointed "D. Petrum de Sabaudia…consanguineum meum" as his heir, against "Rodulfum de Gebenn. et fratres suos", by charter dated 12 May 1259, witnessed by "Symonis de Joinvilla Dni. de Jaz…"[1201]

c)         MARGUERITE (-after Jan 1252).  The marriage between "Simon fils de feu Simon de Joinville" and "Léonète fille de feu Amedée seigneur de Gex" is noted in the charter dated Jan 1252, under which Simon also promises "Pierre de Savoie et Philippe évêque de Lyon" to pay the dowry of "chacune de ses belles-sœurs Marguerite et Isabelle, filles dudit Amedée"[1202]

d)         ISABELLE (-after Jan 1252).  The marriage between "Simon fils de feu Simon de Joinville" and "Léonète fille de feu Amedée seigneur de Gex" is noted in the charter dated Jan 1252, under which Simon also promises "Pierre de Savoie et Philippe évêque de Lyon" to pay the dowry of "chacune de ses belles-sœurs Marguerite et Isabelle, filles dudit Amedée"[1203]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de GEX (JOINVILLE)

 

 

SIMON de Joinville, son of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-3 Jun 1276).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1255 in which “Symons de Jenvile sires de Jay” names “Beatrix dame de Mernay ma mere et…son mari Symon signour de Jenville seneschaux de Champaigne mon pere[1204].  Sire de Marnay.  Sire de Gex.  "Symon de Junvilla dominus de Jaz" reached agreement with the priory of Saint-Victor concerning the village of Viaison by charter dated Mar 1258 (N.S.), witnessed by "Leonete uxoris nostre"[1205].  "Ebalus de Gebenn. filius Umberti quondam comitis Gebenn." appointed "D. Petrum de Sabaudia…consanguineum meum" as his heir, against "Rodulfum de Gebenn. et fratres suos", by charter dated 12 May 1259, witnessed by "Symonis de Joinvilla Dni. de Jaz…"[1206].  The testament of "Agnese Dama di Faussigny" dated 9 Aug 1268 makes bequests "a Beatrice Dama di Thoyre, e di Villars sua Sorella, ed a suoi figliuoli…a Simone di Jonville Signore di Gex suo fratello"[1207].  "Simon de Joinville miles dominus de Jays et…Leoneta uxor eius domina de Jays" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Nantua by "Amedeus quondam dominus de Jays, pater dictæ Leonete, bonæ memoriæ", by charter dated 1276[1208]

m (Jan 1252) LEONETE Dame de Gex, daughter of AMEDEE Sire de Gex [Genève] & his wife Beatrix de Bâgé (-16 Nov 1302).  The marriage between "Simon fils de feu Simon de Joinville" and "Léonète fille de feu Amedée seigneur de Gex" is noted in the charter dated Jan 1252, under which Simon also promises "Pierre de Savoie et Philippe évêque de Lyon" to pay the dowry of "chacune de ses belles-sœurs Marguerite et Isabelle, filles dudit Amedée"[1209].  "Symon de Junvilla dominus de Jaz" reached agreement with the priory of Saint-Victor concerning the village of Viaison by charter dated Mar 1258 (N.S.), witnessed by "Leonete uxoris nostre"[1210].  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1211].  "Simon de Joinville miles dominus de Jays et…Leoneta uxor eius domina de Jays" confirmed a donation to the monastery of Nantua by "Amedeus quondam dominus de Jays, pater dictæ Leonete, bonæ memoriæ", by charter dated 1276[1212].  "Leona Dna de Jayz et…Petrus filius eius miles" swore homage to "D. Amedei de Sabaudia" by charter dated 14 Aug 1285[1213].  A charter dated Mar 1297 records an alliance between "Humbers Daufins de Vienn. et de Albon cuens et sires de la Tor et…Anne Daufine de Viennoys et de Albon comtesse…et…Johans leur aynes fiz" and "nostre…tante Madame Leone dame de Gez et…nostre…cosyn Mes. Guillaume de Jonville chevalier fil de cele Dame Leone" to provide mutual help against "le Conte de Savoye"[1214].  The precise family relationship between Leonete Dame de Gex and Humbert Dauphin de Viennois or his wife has not yet been traced. 

Simon & his wife had five children: 

1.         PIERRE de Joinville (-[1286/7 Mar 1289]).  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1215]Seigneur de Gex.  "Pierre seigneur de Gex" renewed his homage to Amedée Comte de Savoie, with the consent of "sa mere Léonète", by charter dated 1 Jan 1286[1216]m (before 4 Feb 1278) MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1217]

2.         GUILLAUME de Joinville (-after 1310).  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1218]Seigneur de Gex.  "Guillaume de Gex damoiseau" swore homage to Amedée Comte de Savoie, with the consent of "sa mere Léonète", by charter dated 7 Mar 1289[1219].  A charter dated Mar 1297 records an alliance between "Humbers Daufins de Vienn. et de Albon cuens et sires de la Tor et…Anne Daufine de Viennoys et de Albon comtesse…et…Johans leur aynes fiz" and "nostre…tante Madame Leone dame de Gez et…nostre…cosyn Mes. Guillaume de Jonville chevalier fil de cele Dame Leone" to provide mutual help against "le Conte de Savoye"[1220]m (contract 5 Feb 1293) JEANNE de Savoie, daughter of LOUIS [I] de Savoie Baron de Vaud & his second wife Jeanne de Montfort[-l'Amaury] (-after 24 Oct 1360).  The contract of marriage between "Guglielmo Signore di Gex" and "Gioanetta figlia di Ludovico di Savoia Signore di Vaud" is dated 5 Feb 1293[1221].  The testament of "Gioanna di Monfort Contessa di Forest Moglie di Ludovico de Savoia Signore di Vaud" dated Nov 1293 makes bequests to "…Margarita, Gioannetta, Beatrice, Eleonora, Cattarina e Bianca pur sue figlie…"[1222].  The 29 Mar 1340 testament of Louis [II] de Savoie Comte de Vaud names his sister Jeanne de Savoie dame de Gex[1223].  Guillaume & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES de Joinville (-[May 1347/1348]).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 8 Dec 1348 under which “Henry comte de Montbeliart sire de Montfaucon et dame Jehenne sa fille, femme jadis de...Hugar seigneur de Jay” transferred their rights in Durnes held from “Jehenne de Savoie sa tante, mere du dit messire Hugar” to “Lois conte et seigneur de Neuefchastel[1224]Seigneur de Gex.  "Hugues de Joinville seigneur de Gex" gave a receipt to "Pierre de Berne", by charter dated May 1347[1225]m (contract 13 Jun 1330) as her first husband, JEANNE de Montfaucon, daughter of HENRI [I] de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his wife Agnes de Bourgogne (-after 1370).  Her first marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 10, 11, 12 Nov 1348 under which “Loys conte et seignour de Nueschastel” confirmed his transfer of “le chastel et maison for de Dulnay” to “Henry conte de Montbeliart seignour de Montfaucon...son pere” on the marriage of “dame Jehenne de Montbeliart, femme jadis...Hugue sire de Jay[1226].  She married secondly (before 1356) Guillaume de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebel et de Bourbonne. 

b)         ELEONORE (-before 24 Oct 1360).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m as his second wife, HUGUES de Genève Seigneur d’Anthon et de Varey, son of AMEDEE [II] Comte de Genève & his wife Agnes de Chalon (20 Nov 1365).  Seigneur de Gex

c)         BEATRIX (-before 24 Oct 1360).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  

d)         MARGUERITE (-before 24 Oct 1360).  m GUILLAUME d’Entremonts, son of ---. 

e)         AGNES (-after 2 May 1349).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (1328) HUMBERT Alamandi Seigneur d’Aubonne, son of GUILLAUME Alamandi & his wife Agnes de Thoire et Villars Dame d’Aubonne (-after 1351). 

3.         PIERRE de Joinville (-after 31 May 1301).  Seigneur de Marnay.  "Pierre seigneur de Marnay…" swore to respect the requirements of Philippe IV King of France relating to their holdings in the county of Burgundy by charter dated 31 May 1301[1227].  His descendants, Seigneurs de Marnay et de Divonne, extinct in the male line after 1410, are shown by Père Anselme without citing supporting documentation[1228]

4.         BEATRIX .  "Léonète dame de Gex et des fils Pierre et Guillaume" acknowledged the debt to "Béatrix comtesse de Viennois et d’Albon" for the dowry of "leur fille et sœur Béatrix de Gex mariée à Gui fils d’Odon Alamand", approved by "Marguerite femme de Pierre de Gex"[1229]m (before 4 Feb 1278) GUY Alamandi, son of ODON Alamandi & his wife ---. 

5.         AGNES .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 4 Feb 1278) ---. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de LUCINGE

 

 

RODOLPHE de Faucigny dit de Lucinge, son of RODOLPHE "Alamandi" de Faucigny & his wife Emma de Domène (-1233 or after).  "Guillaume chevalier fils de Rodolphe de Faucigny cognomento Alamant" donated property to the monastery of Abondance, with the consent of "sa mère Emma, sa demme Agnès et de son frère Rodolphe damoiseau", by charter dated 1180[1230].  "Girardus Alingiensis, Rodulphus de Fulciniaco, Uldricus comes, Anselmus, Willelmus, Amedeus filius eiusdem Girardi" witnessed the charter dated to [1094] under which "Humbertus comes et marchio" donated property to the abbey of Aulps ["in pago Gebennensi in valle…Alpis"][1231].  A charter dated Apr 1233 records that "dominus Rodulphus de Greysier, filius…domini Rodulphi de Fuciniaco…Alamant" donated property (described as "juxta…terram [de] Dominus Rodulphus de Greysier Dominus de Camera") to la Chartreuse du Reposoir, with the consent of "filiorum suorum domini Rodulphi…de Lucingio et domini Vullielmi…de Chouis et uxoris suæ, et filiorum dicti Rodulphi de Lucingio et uxoris suæ"[1232]

m firstly KEBERGE, daughter of --- [de Lucinge] & his wife ---.  Her family origin and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1210] under which "Turumbertus de Lucingio, domini Fulciacensis dapifer" donated property to the abbey of Sixt "apud…sepultura patris eius", with the consent of "Domini Arducii Gebennensis episcopi et…fratris sui Aimonis" and a later donation with the consent of "Wullielmi Fulciniacensis, domini Rodulphi de Greisier, Wullielmi de Sallanchia nepotis sui…francigena, neptis sue Kebergie et filiorum eiusdem Anguisonis et Rodulphi", clarifying in a later passage that "Rodulphus de Greisier" was father of "filii quem de nepte eiusdem Turumberti Kebergia susceperat"[1233]

m secondly ALISIA de Genève, daughter of HUMBERT Comte de Genève & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1210] under which "Turumbertus de Lucingio, domini Fulciacensis dapifer" donated property to the abbey of Sixt, witnessed by "Alisia uxor eiusdem Rodulphi…filie Humberti Gebennensis comitis"[1234]

Rodolphe & his first wife had three children: 

1.         ANGUISO (-after [1210]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1210] under which "Turumbertus de Lucingio, domini Fulciacensis dapifer" donated property to the abbey of Sixt, with the consent of "…domini Rodulphi de Greisier…neptis sue Kebergie et filiorum eiusdem Anguisonis et Rodulphi", clarifying in a later passage that "Rodulphus de Greisier" was father of "filii quem de nepte eiusdem Turumberti Kebergia susceperat"[1235]

2.         RODOLPHE .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1210] under which "Turumbertus de Lucingio, domini Fulciacensis dapifer" donated property to the abbey of Sixt, with the consent of "…domini Rodulphi de Greisier…neptis sue Kebergie et filiorum eiusdem Anguisonis et Rodulphi", clarifying in a later passage that "Rodulphus de Greisier" was father of "filii quem de nepte eiusdem Turumberti Kebergia susceperat"[1236]Seigneur de Lucinge.  A charter dated Apr 1233 records that "dominus Rodulphus de Greysier, filius…domini Rodulphi de Fuciniaco…Alamant" donated property to la Chartreuse du Reposoir, with the consent of "filiorum suorum domini Rodulphi…de Lucingio et domini Vullielmi…de Chouis et uxoris suæ, et filiorum dicti Rodulphi de Lucingio et uxoris suæ"[1237]m ---.  Rodolphe & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Lucinge (-before 8 Mar 1276)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Lucinge

-        see below.   

3.         GUILLAUME .  A charter dated Apr 1233 records that "dominus Rodulphus de Greysier, filius…domini Rodulphi de Fuciniaco…Alamant" donated property to la Chartreuse du Reposoir, with the consent of "filiorum suorum domini Rodulphi…de Lucingio et domini Vullielmi…de Chouis et uxoris suæ, et filiorum dicti Rodulphi de Lucingio et uxoris suæ"[1238].  Seigneur de Chouis.  "Vullielmus de Lucingio miles" sold "casale meum de Fucigniaco…Fraxino" to Pierre Comte de Savoie and his wife by charter dated 23 Feb 1263[1239]

 

 

GUILLAUME de Lucinge, son of RODOLPHE Seigneur de Lucinge & his wife --- (-before 8 Mar 1276).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

m ELEONORE, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1240]

Guillaume & his wife had ten children: 

1.         HUMBERT de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1241].  "Dominus Humbertus de Lucingio miles et dominus Aymo eius frater, filii quondam domini Vullielmi de Lucingio militis" ceded their rights in the inheritance of "Aymonis de Ravorea patris quondam Joannis de Mollia" to "dominæ Beatricis dominæ Fucigniaci" by charter dated 15 Jul 1296, which names "Raymondo, Francisco et Guillelmo fratribus eorumdem"[1242]

-        SEIGNEURS de LUCINGE[1243]

2.         AIMON de Lucinge (-15 Jul 1296/May 1306]).  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1244].  "Dominus Humbertus de Lucingio miles et dominus Aymo eius frater, filii quondam domini Vullielmi de Lucingio militis" ceded their rights in the inheritance of "Aymonis de Ravorea patris quondam Joannis de Mollia" to "dominæ Beatricis dominæ Fucigniaci" by charter dated 15 Jul 1296, which names "Raymondo, Francisco et Guillelmo fratribus eorumdem"[1245]m ---.  Aimon & his wife had three children: 

a)         PIERRE de Lucinge .  "Petro, Jacobo et Mermeto, filiis quondam Aymonis de Lucingio militis" divided their inheritance by charter dated 30 May 1306[1246]

b)         JACQUES de Lucinge .  "Petro, Jacobo et Mermeto, filiis quondam Aymonis de Lucingio militis" divided their inheritance by charter dated 30 May 1306[1247]

c)         MERMET de Lucinge .  "Petro, Jacobo et Mermeto, filiis quondam Aymonis de Lucingio militis" divided their inheritance by charter dated 30 May 1306[1248]

3.         FRANÇOIS de Lucinge (-9 Mar ----, after 15 Jul 1296).  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1249].  "Dominus Humbertus de Lucingio miles et dominus Aymo eius frater, filii quondam domini Vullielmi de Lucingio militis" ceded their rights in the inheritance of "Aymonis de Ravorea patris quondam Joannis de Mollia" to "dominæ Beatricis dominæ Fucigniaci" by charter dated 15 Jul 1296, which names "Raymondo, Francisco et Guillelmo fratribus eorumdem"[1250].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 9 Mar of "Franciscus de Lucingio miles, seneschallus Laus." and his donation[1251]

4.         RAYMOND de Lucinge (-after 15 Jul 1296).  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1252].  "Dominus Humbertus de Lucingio miles et dominus Aymo eius frater, filii quondam domini Vullielmi de Lucingio militis" ceded their rights in the inheritance of "Aymonis de Ravorea patris quondam Joannis de Mollia" to "dominæ Beatricis dominæ Fucigniaci" by charter dated 15 Jul 1296, which names "Raymondo, Francisco et Guillelmo fratribus eorumdem"[1253]

5.         GUILLAUME de Lucinge (-after 15 Jul 1296).  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1254].  "Dominus Humbertus de Lucingio miles et dominus Aymo eius frater, filii quondam domini Vullielmi de Lucingio militis" ceded their rights in the inheritance of "Aymonis de Ravorea patris quondam Joannis de Mollia" to "dominæ Beatricis dominæ Fucigniaci" by charter dated 15 Jul 1296, which names "Raymondo, Francisco et Guillelmo fratribus eorumdem"[1255]

6.         AGNES de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1256]

7.         BEATRIX de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1257]

8.         AMPHILESIE de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1258]

9.         MARGUERITE de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1259]

10.      ISABELLE de Lucinge .  A charter dated 8 Mar 1276 records disputes between "Domina Beatrix, Viennensis et Albonensis comitissa et domina Fuciniaci" and "dominum Guillelmum de Lucingio" and the settlement with "domina Elyenor uxor quondam domini Gulielmi de Lucingio, Humbertus et Aymo filii et hæredes ipsius domini Gulielmi" in the presence of "domino Aymone de Lucingio", naming "Franciscus, Raymondus, Gulielmus, Agnes, Beatrix, Anfeligia, Margarita et Ysabel, filii et filiæ quondam memorati domini Gulielmi"[1260]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    COMTES de GRUYERE

 

 

A.      COMTES de GRUYERE

 

 

The history of the county of Gruyère was studied in detail by Hisely in the mid-19th century[1261].  He also published a collection of sources relating to the county[1262].  This mainly consists of documents extracted from the archives of the Swiss cantons of Bern, Fribourg and Vaux, and includes charters from the monasteries of Hautcrêt and Hauterive.  However, it is not complete as other sources are referred to, and some quoted, in Hisely’s Histoire.  The county of Gruyère was located north of Lake Geneva in the eastern part of the kingdom of Burgundy, in the territory of the present-day Swiss canton of Fribourg.  Hisely suggests that the area was originally a pagus minor in the early county of Vaud, whose territorial limits he sketches as all the territory north of Lake Geneva as far as Lake Neuchâtel, west of the river Sarine (Saane)[1263].  The "Hochgau" or Ogo was located in the central part of this area, centred on the castle of Œx, around which the county of Gruyère evolved.  The opportunity for Gruyère to evolve as a separate county probably resulted from the imperial grant of the county of Vaud to the bishop of Lausanne in 1010.  It is not known whether the whole of the territory described by Hisely was the subject of the grant, but, even if it was, it is possible that the bishop would have been unable to exercise temporal jurisdiction throughout the area.  Whatever the truth, references to the county of Gruyère emerge from the primary sources in the early 11th century.  It is suspected that the comtes de Gruyère were vassals either of the comtes de Genève or the bishops of Lausanne until the early 13th century.  At that time, the documentation reveals the growing regional influence of the comtes de Savoie.  By charter dated 9 May 1244, "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" granted "castrum nostrum de Grueria" to "domino Petro de Sabaudia", who granted it as a fief to "Willo filio nostro"[1264], although it is unclear whether the arrangement was made by Pierre de Savoie only in his capacity as Seigneur de Faucigny (which he held de iure uxoris).  The enfeoffment of the count’s younger son in this document, in place of the count himself and his older son, is curious, but can be explained if a competing vassal relationship with the counts of Geneva or the bishop of Lausanne had not been legally terminated at the time.  Whatever the true position, a charter dated 18 Apr 1289, under which Amedée V Comte de Savoie invested "dominus P comes Gruerie et Rodulphus eius nepos, filius quondam Petri de Grueria domicelli" with "castrum de Grueria, castrum de Montsalvans, castrum dou Vanel, castrum Doyz" as vassals[1265], shows that the vassalship under Savoy was well established by that date. 

 

 

1.         TUREMBERT (-after 18 Apr 930).  According to Hisely, Turembert was "Comte d’Ogo, soit de Gruyère"[1266].  "Manasseus comes" donated property "in pago Genouense…in villa Mustiniaco" [Mustinie] in return for his burial by charter dated 2 Sep [891/92] or [915/16], signed by "Alexandrane que viro suo consensit, Geylendo comite, Turimberto, Adelberto"[1267].  "Manasses comes" donated property "in pago Genevense in fine Hercolana in villa Mustiniaco" to Lausanne by charter dated "V Kal Mai anno VI regnante domino nostro Rodolpho rege", signed by "Alexandrone que viro suo consensit, Warimberto, Gerlendo, Turinberto, Litone, Ratone, Amaldrico"[1268].  "Dominum…comitem Turimbertum" exchanged property in Bulle and Riaz, as well as serfs, with Boson Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 11 Nov "die martis III Id Nov anno XIII regnante domno nostro Ruodolfo rege", signed by "Turimberti et uxoris sue Auane…"[1269].  Hisely dates this charter to 900, meaning that Rodulf I King of Burgundy was the king referred to in the dating clause[1270].  Hisely identifies the properties in question as located in the county of "Ogo" ["Hochgau"], the name by which the territory of Gruyère was previously known, and suggests that Turembert was therefore Comte de Gruyère[1271].  "Bertagia" challenged an inheritance "in pago Equestrico" by charter dated 18 Jan 926, which names "Turumbertum comitem, et Anselmum comitem de pago Equestrico atque Hugonem conte palatio" comprising the court[1272].  A charter dated 18 Apr 930 records that the monastery of Saint-Maurice d’Agane granted property "in pago Vualdense…et in pago Ausicense…[et] in pago Caputlacense" [Vaud, Ogo, and Chablais], donated by "Ado bone memorie et Tornigus", to "Turimberte et uxor tua Envina…et filie vestre…Adeyleydis" for life[1273]m AVANE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Apr 930).  "Dominum…comitem Turimbertum" exchanged property and serfs with Boson Bishop of Lausanne by charter dated 11 Nov "anno XIII regnante domno nostro Ruodolfo rege", signed by "Turimberti et uxoris sue Auane…"[1274].  A charter dated 18 Apr 930 records that the monastery of Saint-Maurice d’Agane granted property "in pago Vualdense…et in pago Ausicense…[et] in pago Caputlacense" [Vaud, Ogo, and Chablais], donated by "Ado bone memorie et Tornigus", to "Turimberte et uxor tua Envina…et filie vestre…Adeyleydis" for life[1275].  Turembert & his wife had one child: 

a)         ADELAIDE (-after 18 Apr 930).  A charter dated 18 Apr 930 records that the monastery of Saint-Maurice d’Agane granted property "in pago Vualdense…et in pago Ausicense…[et] in pago Caputlacense" [Vaud, Ogo, and Chablais], donated by "Ado bone memorie et Tornigus", to "Turimberte et uxor tua Envina…et filie vestre…Adeyleydis" for life[1276]

 

 

[Two] siblings, parents not known: 

1.         son .  m ---.  [Two] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [I] .  Comte de GruyèreA charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century), that "filius eius Hugo", on leaving for Jerusalem, and "Turinus et Hubertus nepotes predicti comitis…alius Torinus et Wido nepotes eius de Perausa…Recho de Villar vicedominus…Arnoldus et fratres eius de Villar…Redboldus de Mangins…Vldricus comitis filius Willermi Lausannensis ecclesie canonicus…Williermus comes…et filius eius Reymundus" donated other property, all confirmed by Girard de Faucigny Bishop of Lausanne[1277]m AGATHE, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum…" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century)[1278].  Guillaume & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          [HUGUES .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century), that "filius eius Hugo", on leaving for Jerusalem, donated other property[1279].  It is uncertain from the wording of this document whether Hugues was the son of Guillaume or of Ulric.] 

ii)         RAYMOND .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "…Vldricus comitis filius Willermi Lausannensis ecclesie canonicus…Williermus comes…et filius eius Reymundus" donated property to Rougemont monastery[1280].  According to Hisely, Raymond succeeded his father as Comte de Gruyère but he cites no primary source in which he is named as such[1281]

iii)        ULRIC .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "…Vldricus comitis filius Willermi Lausannensis ecclesie canonicus…Williermus comes…et filius eius Reymundus" donated property to Rougemont monastery[1282].  Canon at Lausanne. 

b)         [--- .  m ---.]  Two children: 

i)          TURIN .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century), and "Turinus et Hubertus nepotes predicti comitis…alius Torinus et Wido nepotes eius de Perausa…" donated other property, all confirmed by Gérard de Faucigny Bishop of Lausanne[1283]

ii)         HUBERT .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century), and "Turinus et Hubertus nepotes predicti comitis…alius Torinus et Wido nepotes eius de Perausa…" donated other property, all confirmed by Gérard de Faucigny Bishop of Lausanne[1284]

2.         [son/daughter .  The charter dated 1 Aug 1115 quoted below confirms the relationship between Comte Guillaume and Comte Ulric.  However, it is not known whether the relationship was through the latter’s mother or father.  If avunculus in the document is strictly interpreted, the relationship would have been through Ulric’s mother, but such a strict interpretation cannot be guaranteed to be correct.  m ---.]  One child: 

a)         ULRIC .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century)[1285]m BERTA, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century)[1286].  Ulric & his wife had [three or more] children: 

i)          [HUGUES .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century), that "filius eius Hugo", on leaving for Jerusalem, donated other property[1287].  It is uncertain from the wording of this document whether Hugues was the son of Guillaume or of Ulric.] 

ii)         children .  A charter dated 1 Aug 1115 records that "Willermus comes et coniux eius Agatha filiique eorum necnon Vldricus eiusdem comitis avunculi filius et coniux eius Bertha et filii eorum" donated property for the founding of Rougemont monastery (dated to end-11th century)[1288]

 

 

[Four] brothers: 

1.         GUILLAUME [II] (.after 1136).  Comte de GruyèreAccording to Hisely, Guillaume [II] and his brother Radbod were sons of Raymond, son of Guillaume [I] (see above), but he does not cite the primary source on which this is based[1289].  A charter dated 1136 records that the abbey of Humilimont, near Marsens, was founded "per…potentes dominos de Marsens"[1290].  A charter of Amedée Bishop of Lausanne, dated to the mid-12th century, confirmed the foundation of the abbey and names "Willelmus comes de Grueria et Radbodus frater eius, qui eidem ville [Marsens] dominabantur"[1291].  The necrology of Humilimont records "XVII Kal Dec" donations by "Willermi, Radbodi, Thorinci, Jorandi de Grueria, Vldrici, Borcardi, Otthonis et Alberti, Borcardi et Rodolphi, filiorum Amiconis" of property "de Rueria…inter Marsens et Escharlens"[1292]

2.         RADBOD (-after 1136).  A charter of Amedée Bishop of Lausanne, dated to the mid-12th century, confirmed the foundation of the abbey and names "Willelmus comes de Grueria et Radbodus frater eius, qui eidem ville [Marsens] dominabantur"[1293].  The necrology of Humilimont records "XVII Kal Dec" donations by "Willermi, Radbodi, Thorinci, Jorandi de Grueria…" of property "de Rueria…inter Marsens et Escharlens"[1294]

3.         [TURIN (-after 1139).  A charter dated 1139 records the foundation of Hauterive abbey by Guy Bishop of Lausanne and donations made with the consent of "Amadeus comes Gebennensis" and witnessed by "Willelmus de Glana, Torinus et Joran de Grueria, Radulphus de Ponte"[1295].  The necrology of Humilimont records "XVII Kal Dec" donations by "Willermi, Radbodi, Thorinci, Jorandi de Grueria…" of property "de Rueria…inter Marsens et Escharlens"[1296].  Hisely suggests that Turin and Joran were brothers of Comte Guillaume [II][1297].  As noted, Turin is recorded as a name used in the family of the early comtes de Gruyère.] 

4.         [JORAN (-after 1139).  A charter dated 1139 records the foundation of Hauterive abbey by Guy Bishop of Lausanne and donations made with the consent of "Amadeus comes Gebennensis" and witnessed by "Willelmus de Glana, Torinus et Joran de Grueria, Radulphus de Ponte"[1298].  The necrology of Humilimont records "XVII Kal Dec" donations by "Willermi, Radbodi, Thorinci, Jorandi de Grueria…" of property "de Rueria…inter Marsens et Escharlens"[1299].  Hisely suggests that Turin and Joran were brothers of Comte Guillaume [II][1300].] 

 

 

1.         RODOLPHE [I] (-before [1197]).  According to Hisely, Rodolphe [I] was the son of Comte Guillaume [II], adding that he was not the brother of Comte Guillaume which, he says, is incorrectly claimed by "quelques généalogistes", but he does not cite the primary source on which he bases his conclusion[1301].  The chronology appears to support Hisely’s conclusion.  Comte de Gruyère.  "Comes Rodulfus de Grueres" donated property "in loco…Castellens" to the abbey of Hautcrêt, with the consent of "uxor eius et filius", by charter dated to [1157][1302].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1303].  "Rodulphus comes de Ogo et Agnes uxor eius" donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of "primogenitus eorum", by charter dated 1172, witnessed by "Petrus filius…"[1304].  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173 witnessed by "Petrus de Monte Silvano, Nantelmus Rufus miles eiusdem Petri, Turinus de Villar"[1305].  "Domnus Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Agnes uxor eius et filii eorum…Willelmus, Petrus, Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Théla, confirmed by charter dated 1177[1306]m AGNES de Glane, daughter of PIERRE de Glane & his wife --- (-21 Apr or 26 Sep, after [1197]).  A charter dated 1170, which records the division of revenue for Hauterive abbey, records that "Petrus dominus de Glane" had "quatuor filias…una…Emma…alia Ita…Iuliana alia soror…Agnes quarta soror", adding that Agnes married "comitis de Ogo"[1307].  The necrology of Hauterive commemorates "dominarum quatuor sororum domini Guillelmi de Glana fundatoris nostri, Emmæ uxoris Rodolphi de Novo castro domini de Arconcie, Agnetis uxoris comitis de Ogo et Grueria, Julianæ matris domini de Montsalvens et Ithæ quæ in Tharentasia maritum ignotæ stirpis accepit"[1308].  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1309].  "Rodulphus comes de Ogo et Agnes uxor eius" donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of "primogenitus eorum", by charter dated 1172, witnessed by "Petrus filius…"[1310].  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173[1311].  "Agnes comitissa de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the souls of "Rodulphi mariti sui atque filii sui Wilelmi", with the consent of "Petrus et Rodulphus filii eius", by charter dated to [1170][1312].  "Domnus Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Agnes uxor eius et filii eorum…Willelmus, Petrus, Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Théla, confirmed by charter dated 1177[1313].  "Petrus comes de Grueria et Radulphus frater eius" relinquished rights to revenue from Onnens in favour of the property of Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "Agnes comitissa, Clementia uxor Petri comitis, Gertrudit uxor Rodulphi fratris Petri comitis", by charter dated to [1197][1314].  The necrology of Humilimont records the death "XI Kal Mai" of "Agnetis comitisse de Grueria"[1315].  The necrology of Gruyère Saint-Théodule records the death "VI Kal Oct" of "Agnes comitissa de Grueria filia Petri domini de Glanna"[1316].  Raoul & his wife had six children: 

a)         GUILLAUME (-after 1177).  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1317].  "Rodulphus comes de Ogo et Agnes uxor eius" donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of "primogenitus eorum", by charter dated 1172, witnessed by "Petrus filius…"[1318].  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173[1319].  "Agnes comitissa de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the souls of "Rodulphi mariti sui atque filii sui Wilelmi", with the consent of "Petrus et Rodulphus filii eius", by charter dated to [1170][1320].  "Domnus Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Agnes uxor eius et filii eorum…Willelmus, Petrus, Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Théla, confirmed by charter dated 1177[1321]

b)         PIERRE [I] (-after 1200).  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1322].  "Rodulphus comes de Ogo et Agnes uxor eius" donated property to Hauterive, with the consent of "primogenitus eorum", by charter dated 1172, witnessed by "Petrus filius…"[1323].  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173[1324].  "Domnus Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Agnes uxor eius et filii eorum…Willelmus, Petrus, Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Théla, confirmed by charter dated 1177[1325]Comte de Gruyère.  "Agnes comitissa de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the souls of "Rodulphi mariti sui atque filii sui Wilelmi", with the consent of "Petrus et Rodulphus filii eius", by charter dated to [1170][1326].  "Petrus comes de Grueria et Radulphus frater eius" relinquished rights to revenue from Onnens in favour of the property of Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "Agnes comitissa, Clementia uxor Petri comitis, Gertrudit uxor Rodulphi fratris Petri comitis", by charter dated to [1197][1327].  "Dominus Petrus et dominus Rodulfus comites de Gruerie" donated their possessions in Albeuve and Riaz to Lausanne Notre-Dame by charter dated 1200, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius domini R"[1328]m CLEMENCE d’Estavayer, daughter of ---.  "Petrus comes de Grueria et Radulphus frater eius" relinquished rights to revenue from Onnens in favour of the property of Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "Agnes comitissa, Clementia uxor Petri comitis, Gertrudit uxor Rodulphi fratris Petri comitis", by charter dated to [1197][1329].  According to Hisely, the wife of Comte Pierre [I] was the sister of Conon d’Estavayer, provost of Lausanne[1330]

c)         AMEDEE (-after 1177).  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1331].  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173[1332].  "Domnus Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Agnes uxor eius et filii eorum…Willelmus, Petrus, Amedeus" donated property to the abbey of Théla, confirmed by charter dated 1177[1333]

d)         AGATHE (-after 1162).  A charter dated 1162 confirms the foundation of the abbey of Hauterive and records donations by "Radulphus comes de Grueria in Arenario de Pratellis" with the consent of "Agnes uxor…et filii eius Wilhelmus, Petrus Amadeus filiaque Agatha"[1334]

e)         RODOLPHE [II] (-1238).  "Radulphus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "filii eius Willelmus, Petrus, Amadeus…Agnes uxor eiusdem comitis et Radulphus clericus filius eius", by charter dated 1173[1335].  "Agnes comitissa de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the souls of "Rodulphi mariti sui atque filii sui Wilelmi", with the consent of "Petrus et Rodulphus filii eius", by charter dated to [1170][1336].  He must have relinquished his ecclesiastical appointments in order to marry, as shown by the following document, presumably because his older brother Pierre was childless.  "Petrus comes de Grueria et Radulphus frater eius" relinquished rights to revenue from Onnens in favour of the property of Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "Agnes comitissa, Clementia uxor Petri comitis, Gertrudit uxor Rodulphi fratris Petri comitis", by charter dated to [1197][1337]Comte de Gruyère.  "Dominus Petrus et dominus Rodulfus comites de Gruerie" donated their possessions in Albeuve and Riaz to Lausanne Notre-Dame by charter dated 1200, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius domini R"[1338].  A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that "Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri" settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and "Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus"[1339].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueriis et Rodulfus filius eius" confirmed a donation to the church of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Feb [1220/21][1340].  "Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by "pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus", by charter dated 1224 witnessed by "Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum"[1341].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by "Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo", by charter dated 1226[1342].  The fact that his son Rodolphe [III] is named as comte de Gruyère in charters dated from 1227 suggests that Comte Rodolphe [II] resigned his functions in his son’s favour in [1226/27].  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1343].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1344]m (after 1173) GERTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Petrus comes de Grueria et Radulphus frater eius" relinquished rights to revenue from Onnens in favour of the property of Hauterive abbey, with the consent of "Agnes comitissa, Clementia uxor Petri comitis, Gertrudit uxor Rodulphi fratris Petri comitis", by charter dated to [1197][1345].  According to Hisely, the wife of Comte Rodolphe [II] was "à ce qu’on suppose, de la noble maison de Montagny ou de Montenach", adding in a later passage that Comte Rodolphe was named in a charter dated 1225 among the "consanguinei" of the brothers Aimon and Guillaume de Montagny[1346].  Rodolphe [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          RODOLPHE [III] (-[Mar 1267/20 Jul 1270]).  "Dominus Petrus et dominus Rodulfus comites de Gruerie" donated their possessions in Albeuve and Riaz to Lausanne Notre-Dame by charter dated 1200, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius domini R"[1347]Comte de Gruyère

-         see below

ii)         PIERRE .  Abbot of Hauterive. 

iii)        BEATRIX (-after Jun 1255).  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor predicti Aymonis" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Hauterive by "Belon domina Sancti Pauli…et heredes mei Iohannes et Aymo", by charter dated 1226[1348].  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter which names "Rodulphus comes de Grueria et Beatrix filia eius uxor Aymonis de Blonay"[1349].  "Aymo dominus de Blonay" confirmed donations to the abbey of Hautcrêt, with the consent of "Beatricis uxoris nostre et Johannis filii nostri", by charter dated Jun 1255[1350]m AIMON Seigneur de Blonay, son of --- (-after Jun 1255). 

f)          JEAN (-[before 1240]).  The Pingonio Chronicon records that "de Grueria comitum…Rodolphus Johannis filius" had "ex fratre…Johannis, Rodulphum nepotem"[1351].  The wording suggests that Jean had died before the homage sworn by his nephew in 1240 to Amedée IV Comte de Savoie.  m ---.  The name of Jean’s wife is not known.  Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          RODOLPHE (-after 1240).  The Pingonio Chronicon records that "de Grueria comitum…Rodolphus Johannis filius" had "ex fratre…Johannis, Rodulphum nepotem", adding that "Rodolphus comes Gruerie et Petrus eius filius" excluded "Rodolphum filium Joannis de Grueria" from the homage they swore to Amedée IV Comte de Savoie (dated to 1240)[1352].  The reason for this exclusion is not explained in the document. 

 

 

RODOLPHE [III] de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE [II] Comte de Gruyère & his wife Gertrude --- (-[Mar 1267/20 Jul 1270]).  "Dominus Petrus et dominus Rodulfus comites de Gruerie" donated their possessions in Albeuve and Riaz to Lausanne Notre-Dame by charter dated 1200, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius domini R"[1353].  A charter dated 6 Jun 1216 records that "Vldricus comes et Bertodus nepos eius, domini Novicastri" settled a dispute between the church of Lausanne and "Rodulphum comitem de Gruere…et filius suus Rodulphus"[1354].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueriis et Rodulfus filius eius" confirmed a donation to the church of Lausanne by charter dated 9 Feb [1220/21][1355].  "Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by "pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus", by charter dated 1224 witnessed by "Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum"[1356]Comte de Gruyère.  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1357].  "Rodulfus iuvenis comes de Grueria" mortgaged the avouerie of Vevey to "Aymoni domino de Blonay", with the consent of "uxor Columba predicti comitis Rodulfi et Petrus filius eiusdem", by charter dated 1231[1358].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1359].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1360].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" reached agreement with Lausanne Notre-Dame concerning duties, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri et Willelmi et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris Petri filii mei", by charter dated 23 Feb [1237/38][1361].  "Rodulfus comes de Gruieria" donated property to the priories of Rougemont and Payerne, for the soul of "mee uxoris Cecilie", with the consent of "puerorum meorum…Petri et uxoris eius Ambrosie et Willelmi et Agnetis", by charter dated 17 Jan [1238/39][1362].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the soul of "uxoris mee Cecilie", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri domicelli et Willermi Lausannensis canonici et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris iam dicti Petri filii mei", by charter dated 4 Feb [1238/39][1363].  "R. comes de Grueria" swore homage to "A. comiti Sabaudie et heredibus suis", with the consent of "P. filio nostro", by charter dated 1240[1364].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" granted "castrum nostrum de Grueria" to "domino Petro de Sabaudia", who granted it as a fief to "Willo filio nostro", by charter dated 9 May 1244[1365].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to the church of Saint-Théodule de Gruyère, recently founded, with the consent of "filiorum suorum domini Willermi cantoris Lausannensis et domini Petris militis", by charter dated May 1254[1366].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria et Petrus filius meus" resolved a dispute between the abbey of Hauterive and "Rodulphus dominus de Albocastro" by charter dated Aug 1258[1367].  "Rudolfus comes de Grueria" freed a family from service so long as they remained citizens of Fribourg, with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum domini Petri ac domini Willelmi cantoris ecclesie Lausanennensis", by charter dated 1264[1368]

m firstly COLOMBE de Belmont, daughter of JORDAN Seigneur de Belmont [Grandson] & his wife --- (-13 Jan [1231/early 1232]).  "Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by "pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus", by charter dated 1224 witnessed by "Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum"[1369].  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1370].  "Rodulfus iuvenis comes de Grueria" mortgaged the avouerie of Vevey to "Aymoni domino de Blonay", with the consent of "uxor Columba predicti comitis Rodulfi et Petrus filius eiusdem", by charter dated 1231[1371].  The necrology of Lausanne records the death 13 Jan of "Columba comitissa Gruerie" and the donation by "R. comes maritus suus…apud Rassonery" for her soul[1372]

m secondly ([late 1231/May 1232]) CECILE, daughter of --- (-before Jan [1238/39]).  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1373].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1374].  "Rodulfus comes de Gruieria" donated property to the priories of Rougemont and Payerne, for the soul of "mee uxoris Cecilie", with the consent of "puerorum meorum…Petri et uxoris eius Ambrosie et Willelmi et Agnetis", by charter dated 17 Jan [1238/39][1375].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the soul of "uxoris mee Cecilie", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri domicelli et Willermi Lausannensis canonici et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris iam dicti Petri filii mei", by charter dated 4 Feb [1238/39][1376].  A charter dated 23 Feb [1237/38] also records "uxoris mee Cecilie nuper defuncte"[1377].  Hisely proceeds under the assumption that Rodolphe’s wives Columba and Cécile were in fact the same person known by two different names[1378].  However, there is a clear break in 1231 between Columba and Cécile, which suggests that they were different people, although if this is correct the chronology of the documents shows that the death of his supposed first wife must have been followed speedily by his second marriage. 

m thirdly (before 9 May 1244) GUILLEMETTE, daughter of ---.  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" granted "castrum nostrum de Grueria" to "domino Petro de Sabaudia", who granted it as a fief to "Willo filio nostro", by charter dated 9 May 1244 which names "Willma uxore nostra"[1379]

Rodolphe [III] & his first wife had six children: 

1.         PIERRE [II] (-5 Apr 1304).  The Pingonio Chronicon names "Petrus, Bernardus et Vuillelmus" as the sons of "de Grueria comitum…Rodolphus Johannis filius"[1380].  "Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by "pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus", by charter dated 1224 witnessed by "Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum"[1381]Comte de Gruyère

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2.         BERNARD .  The Pingonio Chronicon names "Petrus, Bernardus et Vuillelmus" as the sons of "de Grueria comitum…Rodolphus Johannis filius"[1382]

3.         GUILLAUME (-after Nov 1270).  The Pingonio Chronicon names "Petrus, Bernardus et Vuillelmus" as the sons of "de Grueria comitum…Rodolphus Johannis filius"[1383].  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1384].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1385].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1386].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" reached agreement with Lausanne Notre-Dame concerning duties, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri et Willelmi et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris Petri filii mei", by charter dated 23 Feb [1237/38][1387].  "Rodulfus comes de Gruieria" donated property to the priories of Rougemont and Payerne, for the soul of "mee uxoris Cecilie", with the consent of "puerorum meorum…Petri et uxoris eius Ambrosie et Willelmi et Agnetis", by charter dated 17 Jan [1238/39][1388].  Canon at Lausanne.  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the soul of "uxoris mee Cecilie", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri domicelli et Willermi Lausannensis canonici et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris iam dicti Petri filii mei", by charter dated 4 Feb [1238/39][1389].  "Willermus de Grueria canonicus Lausannensis" confirmed the donation to Hauterive abbey by "Rodulfi comitis de Grueria patris mei" by charter dated 31 Dec 1238[1390].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" granted "castrum nostrum de Grueria" to "domino Petro de Sabaudia", who granted it as a fief to "Willo filio nostro", by charter dated 9 May 1244[1391].  Pope Innocent IV mandated the archbishop of Canterbury “to provide William precentor of Lausanne, son of the count of Gruyere, with a benefice in England, value 60 marks”, dated 16 Aug 1246[1392].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to the church of Saint-Théodule de Gruyère, recently founded, with the consent of "filiorum suorum domini Willermi cantoris Lausannensis et domini Petris militis", by charter dated May 1254[1393].  "Rudolfus comes de Grueria" freed a family from service so long as they remained citizens of Fribourg, with the consent of "nostrorum filiorum domini Petri ac domini Willelmi cantoris ecclesie Lausanennensis", by charter dated 1264[1394].  "Petrus miles filius…Rodulfi comitis de Gruyeria" donated property to the abbey of Hauterive, with the consent of "domine Ambrosie uxoris nostre et Petri filii nostri et Willermete uxoris eiusdem Petri necnon filiarum nostrarum Ioannete, Perrete et Columbe", by charter dated Mar 1267, witnessed by "venerabilis Willelmi cantoris Lausannensis avunculi et fratris nostri"[1395].  "Petrus comes de Grueria, Willelmus cantor et canonicus Lausannensis fratres, filii quondam bone memorie domini Rodulphi comitis de Grueria, et Petrus filius dicti domini Petri comitis" donated rights to vines to Hautcrêt abbey by charter dated Nov 1270[1396]

4.         AGNES (-before Apr 1285).  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1397].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1398].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1399].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" reached agreement with Lausanne Notre-Dame concerning duties, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri et Willelmi et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris Petri filii mei", by charter dated 23 Feb [1237/38][1400].  "Rodulfus comes de Gruieria" donated property to the priories of Rougemont and Payerne, for the soul of "mee uxoris Cecilie", with the consent of "puerorum meorum…Petri et uxoris eius Ambrosie et Willelmi et Agnetis", by charter dated 17 Jan [1238/39][1401].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" donated property to Hauterive, for the soul of "uxoris mee Cecilie", with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri domicelli et Willermi Lausannensis canonici et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris iam dicti Petri filii mei", by charter dated 4 Feb [1238/39][1402].  "Petrus comes de Grueria, Willeta relicta quondam Petri filii eiusdem comitis, Rodulphus et Petrus filii quondam Petri predicte et dicte Willete" declared having received jewels from Hauterive abbey which "domina Agnes, relicta quondam domini Rodulphi condomini de Greysie, soror nostra predicti comitis" had deposited with the abbey, by charter dated Apr 1285[1403]m RODOLPHE Seigneur de Grésy {Grézy-sur-Aix, Savoie}, son of --- (-before Apr 1285). 

5.         BEATRIX (-after 23 Sep 1227).  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1404]

6.         JULIANE (-after Feb 1233).  "Rodulfus iunior filius Rodulfi comitis de Grueri" donated property to Lausanne, with the consent of "Columba uxore mea filia Jordani domini de Belmunt et…filium meum Wulelmum et filias meas Agnes, Betris et Iulialam" by charter dated 23 Sep 1227, witnessed by "…Rodulfus comes pater dicti R…"[1405].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1406].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1407]

 

 

PIERRE [II] de Gruyère, son of RODOLPHE [III] Comte de Gruyère & his first wife Columba --- (-5 Apr 1304).  "Rodulfus comes Gruierensis et Rodulfus filius meus" confirmed the donation to the abbey of Théla by "pater meus Rodulfus et mater mea Agnes et fratres mei Willelmus, Amedeus et Petrus", by charter dated 1224 witnessed by "Columba uxor filii mei Rodulfi et Petrus filius eorum"[1408].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" confirmed a donation to Hauterive by "Petrus de la Porte…cum consensus fratris mei Nicholai", with the consent of "heredibus meis Petro et Willermo filiis meis…Cecilia comitissa uxor mea, et Agnetis filia mea et Iuliana filia mea", by charter dated May 1232[1409].  "Rodulfus comes de Grueria" granted rights to Hauterive, with the consent of "Cecilia uxor mea et duo filii mei Petrus et Willelmus, Agnes et Iuliana filie mee", by charter dated Feb [1233/34] witnessed by "…Rudolphus comes senioris…Anselmus et Guido fratres de Vilar…"[1410].  "Rodulphus comes de Grueria" reached agreement with Lausanne Notre-Dame concerning duties, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Petri et Willelmi et Agnetis filie mee et Ambrosie uxoris Petri filii mei", by charter dated 23 Feb [1237/38]