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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                ARCHBISHOPS of BORDEAUX. 1

Chapter 2.                BISHOPS of AGEN. 4

Chapter 3.                BISHOPS of ANGOULÊME. 4

Chapter 4.                BISHOPS of PERIGUEUX. 4

Chapter 5.                BISHOPS of POITIERS. 4

Chapter 6.                BISHOPS of SAINTES. 5

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    ARCHBISHOPS of BORDEAUX

 

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1.         JOSCELIN de Parthenay, son of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Parthenay & his wife Arengarde --- (-19 Jun 1086, bur Luçon)A charter dated 1047 records a donation by "Willelmo de Parteniaco", with the consent of "uxor hujus Willelmi Parteniacensis, Arengarda et filius eius prior natu Willelmus et frater eius Goscelinus Sancti Hylarii thesaurarius, et Symon et Geldoinus", to Saintes Notre-Dame[1].  Thesaurarius of Poitiers Saint-Hilaire.  "Goscelinus Beati Hylarii thesaurarii et Symo frater meus" confirmed the donation by "pater meus Willelmus de Parteniaco" to Saintes Notre-Dame by charter dated 1058, signed by "fratres nostri Geldoinus…de Tauniaco et Ebonellus…Beatricis sororis eorum, Hugonis et Willelmi nepotum eorum, Hugonis vicecomitis de Castro Airaudi…"[2]Archbishop of Bordeaux 1059.  Gauscelinum Burdegalensem archiepiscopum et fratres eius Gilduinum et Ebonem, filios Guillelmi de Partenaco” confirmed the donation made by “Guillelmus de Talimonte” to “cella nostra de Fontanis” by charter dated 1078[3]

 

 

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1.         RAYMOND de Périgord, son of AUDEBERT [III] Comte de Périgord & his wife --- (-1159 or after).  A charter dated 1153 names "Raimondo episcopo et Bosone comite fratre suo episcopatum gubernantibus"[4]Bishop of Périgueux 1146-1158.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1158-1159. 

 

 

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1.         SIMON de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife --- [de Mortemart] (-29 Oct 1280, bur Bordeaux Cathedral).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Simon de Rochechouart, archbishop of Bordeaux, was the son of Aimery [X] Vicomte de Rochechouart"[5].  The sources quoted in this paragraph suggest that this must be incorrect and that Simon was the son of Vicomte Aimery [IX].  Henry III King of England granted revenue to "consanguineo nostro magistro Simoni de Rupe Cavardi", dated 1254[6]"Aymericus, de Rupecavardi vicecomes" donated property to "Geraldo de Malomonte, canonico Aniciensi", dated 30 Sep 1262, witnessed by "Symone de Rupecavardi patruo nostro, domino Guidone archidiacono Combralie, domino Guillelmo Rupiscavardi fratribus nostris"[7].  "Messire Simon de Rochechouart, doyen de Saint-Antregil du château de Bourges" notified the marriage contract of "Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart son neveu" and "noble dame Matilde veuve de noble homme messire Guillaume le Fort" as the agreement for "des deux fils du dit vicomte" to marry "les deux filles de ladite dame veuve", with "Aimery fils aîné" marrying "la fille aînée...[avec] son manoir de Carlton" and "Guy autre fils du dit vicomte" marrying "la seconde fille [avec] la terre de Mortemar", by charter dated "du lundi après la Saint-Georges 1264", which also records that "les dits deux fils du vicomte" would inherit two thirds of their father´s inheritance, the remaining one third to be divided between "ses autres filles et fils"[8].  Seigneur de Saint-Auvent: "Jean vicomte de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Auvent" ratified the privileges granted to the inhabitants of Saint-Auvent in 1226 by "feu monseigneur Simon de Rochechouart, archévêque de Bordeaux, alors doyen de Bourges, seigneur de Saint-Auvent" by charter dated "du dimanche dans les Octaves de la Pentecôte 1344"[9]The date is corrected to 1266 in the repertory of documents in the archives départementales of Haute-Vienne[10].  “Simon de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges...” witnessed the charter dated 2 Feb 1272 which confirmed the emancipation by “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart” of “Marguerite sa fille” and his grant to her “en faveur de son mariage avec Arnaud Bochart damoiseau...rente...sur les biens de feue dame Jeanne sa femme mère de la dite Marguerite[11]Archbishop of Bordeaux 1275.  The testament of “Aimery vicomte de Rochechouard, estant sur le point de passer la mer avec le roy de France”, dated end-Jun 1283, confirmed the donation of “Saint-Auvent à Foucaud son fils” made by “feu messire Simon de Rochechouard archevêque de Bordeaux son oncle[12]

 

 

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1.         HENRI de Genève, son of RODOLPHE Comte de Genève & his wife Marie de Coligny (-Sep 1297).  Archdeacon at Langres 1283.  Archdeacon at Tonnerre 1289.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1289. 

 

 

1.         BERTRAND de Goth, son of BERAUD de Goth & his wife Ide de Blanquefort (Villandraut en Gironde [1260][13]-Roquemaure near Carpentras 20 Apr 1314, bur Uzeste).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Dec 1306 under which "Amanieu sire d´Albret" donated "la seigneurie de Villandraut et la paroisse de Goult" to "messire Arnaud Garcye de Gout, frère du pape Clément cinquième"[14].  Bishop of Comminges 1295.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1299.  He was elected Pope CLEMENT V 5 Jun 1305. 

 

 

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Chapter 2.    BISHOPS of AGEN

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 3.    BISHOPS of ANGOULÊME

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME d´Angoulême, of GEOFFROY Comte d´Angoulême & his first wife Pétronille d´Archiac (-20 Sep 1076, bur Angoulême Cathedral).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife[15]"Falconis et Vuillelmi filiorum eorum" subscribed the charter dated before 1028 under which "Gaufredus et uxor mea Petronilla" donated property to Savigny[16]Bishop of Angoulême 1040.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "Guillermus, Engolismensis natione, patre Gaufrido consule, Petronilla matre, Engolismæ natus" succeeded “Gerardum Arte-mala” as bishop of Angoulême[17]"Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "Widonis ducis Aquitaniæ, Willelmi episcopi Angolismensis, suorum fratrum Fulconis comitis et Gaufredi Rudelli…"[18].  "…Gaufridi Engolismensi comitis, patris Guillelmi eiusdem civitatis episcopi" subscribed the charter dated [1047] under which "Guilelmus…princeps Arvernorum" donated property to the abbey of Charroux[19].  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that Bishop Guillaume died "XII Kal Oct" 1076 after holding the bishopric for 33 years and was buried in the cathedral[20]

2.         ADEMAR d´Angoulême (-1 Sep 1101, bur Angoulême Cathedral).  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium names "Fulconem, Gaufredum Rudelli, Arnaldum de Montosario, Willermum et Ademarum postea Engolismenses Episcopos" as children of "Gaufredus seu Josfredus" and his first wife[21]Bishop of Angoulême 1076.  The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensium records that "Ademarus frater Willermi episcopi" succeeded his brother as bishop of Angoulême[22]The Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis records the death “pridie...septembris” 1101 of "Ademarus Engolismæ episcopus"  and his burial “intra ecclesiam cathedralem[23].

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.         ROBERT de Montbron, son of ROBERT [III] de Montbron & his wife Jeanne de La Mothe Bishop of Angoulême 1254. 

 

 

1.         FOUCAUD de la Rochefoucauld, son of GUY [VI] de la Rochefoucauld & his first wife Agnes de Rochechouart (-[1313]).  Archdeacon of Angoulême.  Bishop of Angoulême

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    BISHOPS of PERIGUEUX

 

 

 

1.         MARTIN de la Marche, son of BOSON [I] "le Vieux" Comte de la Marche & his wife Emma de Périgueux (-1000)Bishop of Périgueux .  The Chronicon Episcoporum Petragoricensis names "Martin" as son of "Bosonis Vetuli comitis Petragoricensis et Marchiæ…natus ex sorore Bernardi comitis Petragoricensis, Eyna" when recording that he succeeded as Bishop of Périgueux and died in 1000[24]

 

 

1.         ARNAUD de Vitabré, son of --- (-1037)Bishop of Périgueux 1010.  "Episcopus Petragoricæ urbis…Arnaldus" founded "ecclesiam in foro castri…Cogniacum", with "nepotibus suis Iterio…et Arnaldo", by charter dated 1031[25]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Montbron, son of --- (-Périgueux 9 Feb 1081, bur Montbron Saint-Maurice).  "Ademarus de oppido…Roca Fulcadi et germanus meus Vuido filii eius Vuido et Arnaldus" founded the priory of Saint Florent near his castle by charter dated 1040 (redated to 1060?), subscribed by "…Vuillelmi Hilduini comitis de Marestaco, suorum nepotum Robert de Monte berulpho et Vuillelmi, Hilduini de Montiniaco…"[26].  ["Guillelmus archidiaconus" donated "mediam partem alodii Seneberiis" to Saint-Pierre d´Angoulême and "Hugo frater suus" donated "totum suum alodum de Roures" by charter dated to [1060/75], but presumably dated to before 1063 if the first donor was the future bishop of Périgueux[27].]  Bishop of Périgueux 1063.  A manuscript listing the bishops of Périgueux records that "Guilhermus de Monte-Berulpho" held the bishopric for 20 years, 11 months and 3 days, died "VIII Id Feb" in 1081 and was buried "apud Montem-Berulphem in ecclesia S. Mauricii"[28].  "Ademarus vicecomes" donated "mansum de alodo suo in villa de Mazeirac" to Uzerche by charter dated 1069, witnessed by "…Guillelmo Petragoricensi in cujus diœcesi ille mansus"[29]"Robertus Montis Berulfi, qui tunc temporis castellum Reinaldi habebat" donated "æcclesiam beati Gratulfi" to Saint-Pierre d´Angoulême, with the consent of "fratribus suis…Willelmo Petragoricensi episcopo et Alduino Borrello et Hugone de Martonno et Rotberto", by charter dated to [1059/75][30].  "Guillelmus Petragoricensis episcopus et Alduinus et Ugo fratres eius" donated "terram et silvas Fontis Claras, quam Guido de Rupe habebat a predicto episcopo" to Saint-Pierre d´Angoulême by charter dated to [1063/81][31]

 

 

2.         RAYMOND de Périgord, son of AUDEBERT [III] Comte de Périgord & his wife --- (-1159 or after).  A charter dated 1153 names "Raimondo episcopo et Bosone comite fratre suo episcopatum gubernantibus"[32]Bishop of Périgueux 1146-1158.  Archbishop of Bordeaux 1158-1159. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL de Lastours, son of GOUFFIER [II] de Lastours & his wife Alpaide de Pierre-Buffière (-1232).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "Guidonem et Rodulfum Clericum" as sons of "Gulferius filius Matildis" & his wife[33]Bishop of Périgueux [1209/10].  "Ramnulfus…Petragoricensis episcopus [et] Archambaldus comes Petragoricensis, vicecomes de Ribairiaco" declared that "Petrus de Sancto Asterio et Geraldus et Armandus filii eius et Helias de Sancto Asterio et B filius eius et Fulcherius d'Agonac et Bertrandus de Sancto Asterio…" and others had donated property to Notre-Dame de Chancelade, by charter dated [1211/12][34]

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    BISHOPS of POITIERS

 

 

 

1.         FROTERIUS, son of --- (-936 or after)Bishop of Poitiers .  "Froterius episcopus" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers with the consent of "comite nostro Willelmo, nostris quoque consanguineis" by charter dated [932/36][35], "comite…Willelmo" presumably referring to Guillaume I Comte de Poitou (see below). 

 

 

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2.         ISEMBERT m ODA, daughter of [---] [Aulnay] & his wife --- (-after 964).  "…Ode…" subscribed the charter dated May 964 of "Katalo vicecomes et uxor mea Senegundis"[36] and also the charter of the same date under which "Senegundis" donated property to Saint-Maixent[37].  This suggests a close family relationship with Cadelon [III], who may have been the brother of Oda.  "Nobilis quedam mulier Oda" donated property to St Cyprien, Poitiers "pro redemptione anime sue et senioris sui Isemberti" with the consent of "filii sui Petri Pictavensium episcopi necnon fratris eius Rotberti" by charter dated [963/75], subscribed by "…Cadelonis vicecomitis"[38].  Isembert & his wife had one child: 

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1.         ISEMBART, son of MANASSES & his wife Amelie --- (-1086, bur Poitiers St Cyprien)Bishop of Poitiers .  "Isembartus…Pictavis…episcopus" donated property "[pro] patris mei Manasse et matris mee Amelie et avunculi mei Sendebaldi…quorum corpora in…monasterio [Sancti Cypriani] sepulta sunt" to St Cyprien with the consent of "uxore Sendebaldi…Agnes et filiis filiabus eorum…Ramnulfus, Isembartus, Gauscelmus et Aimericus, Petrus, Gislebertus, Aigles, Eustachia sorores eorum" by charter dated [1070] subscribed by "Aimerici vicecomitis, Savarici fratris sui"[39]

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Châtellerault, son of BOSON [II] Vicomte de Châtellerault & his wife Eléonore de Thouars (-after 1135).  "Willelmus Goscelinus monachus Sancti Cipriani" donated property to St Cyprien by charter dated [1088] subscribed by "Boso vicecomes, Ainors uxor, filii ipsorum Aimericus, Boso et Petrus"[40].  "Aimericus Castri Araudi vicecomes" donated property to Saint-Denis en Vaux on the advice of "matris mee Adenoris et uxoris mee Dangerose fratrumque meorum Bosonis et Petri" by charter dated 1109[41]Bishop of Poitiers 1130, deposed 1135. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME du Puy-du-Fou, son of GUILLAUME du Puy-du-Fou & his wife Adela de Beaumont  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Guillelmus frater eiusdem [Hugo…Camerarii Willelmi filius]" was Bishop of Poitiers[42]Bishop of Poitiers .  [1137]

 

 

1.         JEAN de Melun, son of LOUIS Vicomte de Melun & his wife Gisle --- (-11 Sep 1257).  Archdeacon of Sens.  Adam vicecomes Meleduni” confirmed the donation to the chapter of Sens made by “Johannes archidiaconus Senonensis frater meus” by charter dated 1209[43]Bishop of Poitiers 1235.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the appointment in 1236 of “Iohannes archidyaconus Senonensis” as “episcopum Pictavensem[44]

 

 

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Chapter 6.    BISHOPS of SAINTES

 

 

 



[1] Saintes Notre-Dame, CCXXV, p. 143.

[2] Saintes Notre-Dame, CCXXV, p. 143.

[3] Bas-Poitou (1877), V, p. 92. 

[4] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 226.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[5] ES III 776. 

[6] Rôles Gascons, Tome I, 38 Hen III, 2563, p. 338. 

[7] Molinier, A. (ed.) (1894) Correspondance administrative d'Alfonse de Poitiers (Paris) (“Alfonse de Poitou Correspondance“) Tome I, 661, pp. 415-7. 

[8] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, p. 282. 

[9] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, p. 303. 

[10] Archives départementales de la Haute-Vienne, Fonds de Rochechouart, Corps du répertoire, citing 1 E 3/127, listed at <http://www.archives-hautevienne.com/inventaires/inventaire_detail.php4?idInventaire=674> (20 Jun 2013)

[11] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, Documents, p. 283, quoting “travail manuscrit [de] Dom Villevieille” which cites “archives de la vicomté de Rochechouart, carton 2e, Partages”. 

[12] Rochechouart (1859), Tome I, p. 90, quoting (in translation) Archives de la vicomté de Rochechouart, carton: Testaments, Recueil de D. Villevieille. 

[13] Kelly, J. N. D. (Friedlander, C. trans.) (1994) Dictionnaire des Papes (Brepols), p. 440. 

[14] Dubois ´Titres de la maison d´Albret´, p. 93. 

[15] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[16] Savigny 633, p. 310. 

[17] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXII, p. 37. 

[18] Besly (1647), Preuves, p. 339. 

[19] Charroux IV, p. 91. 

[20] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXII, p. 38. 

[21] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXX, p. 36. 

[22] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIII, p. 39. 

[23] Historia Pontificum et Comitum Engolismensis, XXXIV, p. 41. 

[24] Labbe (ed.) Chron. Epis. Petrag., Bibl. N. Mss., t. II, pp. 737-8, quoted in Stroński, S. (1914) La légende amoureuse de Bertran de Born (Paris, Slatkine reprints 1973), p. 103. 

[25] Marvaud, F. (1870) Etudes historiques sur la ville de Cognac (Niort), Tome I, p. 48, quoting Mss. D. Estiennot Antiquités Bénédictins, pp. 408-12. 

[26] Besly (1647), Preuves, p. 339. 

[27] Angoulême 62, p. 89. 

[28] Ex Fragmento de Petragoricensibus Episcopis, RHGF XI, p. 287. 

[29] Uzerche, 301, p. 194. 

[30] Angoulême 89, p. 105. 

[31] Angoulême 95, p. 108. 

[32] Coll. Périgord, Vol. 53, fo. 226.  [J.-C. Chuat]

[33] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis 6, RHGF XII, p. 422. 

[34] Grillon, L. and Reviriego, B. (eds.) (2000) Le Cartulaire de l'abbaye Notre-Dame de Chancelade (Archives départementales de la Dordogne) ("Chancelade") 42, p. 55. 

[35] Société des Archives Historiques du Poitou (1874) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Cyprien de Poitiers, Archives historiques du Poitou Tome III (Poitiers) ("Poitiers Saint-Cyprien") 3, p. 4. 

[36] Saint-Maixent, Vol. I, XXIX, p. 44. 

[37] Saint-Maixent, Vol. I, XXX, p. 45. 

[38] Poitiers Saint-Cyprien 130, p. 91. 

[39] Poitiers Saint-Cyprien 191, p. 124. 

[40] Poitiers Saint-Cyprien 285, p. 182. 

[41] Saint-Denis en Vaux I, p. 346. 

[42] Ex Fragmentis Chronicorum Comitum Pictaviæ, Ducum Aquitaniæ, RHGF XII, p. 409. 

[43] Yonne (suite), 73, p. 34.  

[44] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1236, MGH SS XXIII, p. 940.