BOURGES ARCHBISHOPRIC

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION. 1

Chapter 1.                ARCHBISHOPS of BOURGES. 2

Chapter 2.                BISHOPS of ALBI 7

Chapter 3.                BISHOPS of CAHORS. 7

Chapter 4.                BISHOPS of CLERMONT. 7

Chapter 5.                BISHOPS of LE PUY. 7

Chapter 6.                BISHOPS of LIMOGES. 8

Chapter 7.                BISHOPS of MENDE. 8

Chapter 8.                BISHOPS of RODEZ. 8

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

This document sets out the families of the archbishops of Bourges and of the bishops of the seven bishoprics which lay within the archiepiscopal diocese.  At present, the document is only partially completed.  It has been uploaded in Medieval Lands at this early stage in its development mainly to complete the hyperlinks to other documents. 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    ARCHBISHOPS of BOURGES

 

 

1.         RAOUL, son of RAOUL Comte [de Quercy] & his wife Aiga --- (-21 Jun 866, bur Bourges Cathedral).  "Aigane uxore sua [Rodulfi comitis]" donated property to "ecclesiam S Genesii" with the consent of "prole mea sive Radulfo archiepiscopo…Godafredo comite…Rutberto, Landrico et Immone" by charter dated Feb 844[1].  Monk at Solignac 823.  Archbishop of Bourges 839/40.  Abbé de Fleury-sur-Lir.  He founded the abbey of Beaulieu en Limousin in [855].  "Rodulfus Biturigensis ecclesiæ episcopus" left a testament dated Nov 860, subscribed by "Aygæ…Godefredus, Landricus, Immo, Raimondo comite…"[2]

 

The Historia Archiepiscoporum Bituricensium records that “”[3]

 

1.         VULFARD, son of VULFARD Comte de Flavigny & his wife Susanna of Paris ([830]-after 2 Nov 889)Archbishop of Bourges 866-868.  His parentage is established by the charter dated 2 Nov 889 under which "Vulfardus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire for the souls of "genitoris mei Vulfardi et genetrice mea Susannane necnon et germanorum fratrum meorum Adelardo, Vulgrino, Ymo et sorore mee Hildeburga vel nepote meo Vulgrino"[4]

 

 

1.         MADALBERT (-killed 910).  Archbishop of Bourges .  The Annales Masciacenses record in 910 that “Madalbertus Bituricensis episcopus” was killed “a paganis[5]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GERONCE, son of --- (-948)Archbishop of Bourges 910.  Flodoard records in 948 the deaths of “episcopi Geruncus Biturigensis et Rodulfus Laudunensis[6].  The Annales Masciacenses record the death in 948 of “Geruncus archipresul Biturigensis[7]

2.         LAUNUS [I] .  m ARSINDIS, daughter of ---.  Launus [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         LAUNUS (-955).  A manuscript entitled "Progenies Dolensium Principum" names "Launus" as father of "Ebbonis fundatoris Dolensis Monasterii et Launi Archiepiscopi Bituricensis"[8].  ["Ebbo" donated "alodium…in Albari villa" to "ecclesiam in vico Dolensi", by charter dated 21 Sep 927, signed by "Ebbonis, Hildegardis uxoris eius, Rodulfi filii eius, Launionis archidiaconus, Vuillelmi fratris eius…"[9].  The chronology suggests that the subscriber "Launionis" must have been the brother of the donor, but this is not without doubt.]  Archbishop of Bourges 948.  The Annales Masciacenses record the death in 948 of “Geruncus archipresul Biturigensis” and the succession of “domnus Launo[10]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         THIBAUT [II] "le Tricheur" Comte de Blois, son of THIBAUT [I] "l'Ancien" Vicomte de Tours & his first wife ---.  m LUITGARDE de Vermandois, daughter of HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois [Carolingian] & his wife Adela [Capet].  Thibaut [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         HUGUES de Blois (-2 Jan 986, bur Marmoutier).  "Hugonis archiepiscopi filii Theobaldi comitis" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père[11]Archbishop of Bourges 969.  The Annales Masciacenses record the ordination in 969 of “Ugo in...sede Biturigensium...archiepiscopus[12].  "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, signed by "…Emma comitissa Pictavæ urbis…"[13].  "Hugonis ducis, Odonis comitis, Hugonis sanctæ Bituricensis archipræsulis, Letgardis comitissæ, Bertæ comitissæ, Gauzfridi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Robertus" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis", on the advice of "Odonem, simul cum sua matre Ledgarde, pariterque dominam meam Bertam, ipsius æque coniugem"[14].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Non Jan” of “Hugo Bituricensis archiepiscopus et canonicus Sanctæ Mariæ[15].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Hugo Bituricensis archiepiscopus filius comitisse Legardis", recording that they jointly donated "Gesiacum…predia"[16].  “Odo comes” restored “villam...Culturas” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “...domini Hugonis archiepiscopi, cujus ibi corpus...jacet”, by charter dated to [986], subscribed by “Berte comitissæ uxoris eius, majoris filii eius Teutboldi, filii eius Odonis adhuc in cunabulo[17].

2.         RICHARD (-969).  “Ledgardis comitissa necnon Hugo episcopus et filius meus et item filius meus Odo comes” donated property to Saint-Martin de Tours, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis quondam senioris mei…Richildis quondam sanctimonialis, eiusque filii Richardi episcopi” (referring to “dicti comitis et fratris sui Theobaldi”, in relation to Bishop Richard), by charter dated to [980][18].  This confirms that Richildis was the mother of Richard and that Richard was the brother of Thibaut.  However, the absence of a phrase in the text such as “matris sui” linking “Richildis” to “Theobaldi comitis” suggests that she was not his mother and that therefore the brothers were born from different marriages of the same father.  Archbishop of Bourges 956/57. 

 

 

1.         DAGOBERT (-1013).  Abbot of Dol.  Archbishop of Bourges 987. 

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN, [illegitimate son of HUGUES “Capet” King of France & his mistress ---] (-1030).  Ademar refers to "abbatem Gauzlenum" being ordained at "sancti Benedicti" by "Rex Rotbertus".  The text continues by explaining that he was "nobilissimi Francorum principis filius manzer, a puero in monasterio sancti Benedicti nutritus", specifying that "rex supra scriptus [=Rotbertus]" later installed him as "archiepiscopum Bituricensibus" after the death of Archbishop Dagbert[19].  These oblique references have been interpreted as meaning that the father of Gauzlin was King Hugues "Capet"[20], although this is not beyond doubt.  Kerrebrouck also casts doubt on this assumed paternity of Gauzlin[21]Archbishop of Bourges 1013.  Abbé de Fleury, Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire.

 

 

1.         AIMON de Bourbon, son of ARCHAMBAUD [II] Sire de Bourbon & his wife Ermengarde ---  (-30 May or 5 Jun 1071).  "Archembaldus et Albuinus, Geraldus quoque et Aymo" donated the Chapelle de La Faye to the abbey of Souvigny by charter dated [24 Oct 1024/23 Oct 1025], signed by "Archenbaldi, uxoris sue Ermengaudis et filiorum scilicet eiusdem" which repeats the preceding names[22]Archbishop of Bourges 1030.  "Erchenbudus, Borbonensium comes…et frater meus Albuinus et uxor mea Aurea et filius meus Herchenbaldus" donated "ecclesiam…Mons Cenobii…in honore sancti Ursini" to the church of Bourges by undated charter[23].  Huillard-Bréholles dates this charter to [1048/49][24].  "Guido comes" also supported a donation to Saint-Vincent de Mâcon by charter dated [1077] subscribed by "Maioris comitisse, Archimbaldi et Aimonis fratris eius"[25].

 

 

1.         RICHARD (-1092).  Archbishop of Bourges 1071. 

 

 

Two brothers:

1.         AUDEBERT (-1096).  Archbishop of Bourges 1092.  Orderic Vitalis records that “Aldebertus Dolensis abbas” was made archbishop of Bourges[26]

2.         GARNIER de Montmorillon [Vienne] .  Orderic Vitalis records that “Aldebertus Dolensis abbas” was made archbishop of Bourges and that “Guarnerius de Monte Maurelionis præfati præsuli frater” was a knight who became “Casæ Dei monachus” where he lived for about 60 years[27]

 

 

1.         LEODEGAIRE (-31 Mar 1120).  Archbishop of Bourges 1096. 

 

 

1.         VULGRIN (-1136).  Archbishop of Bourges 1120. 

 

 

1.         AUBRY (-1141).  Archbishop of Bourges 1136.  The necrology of Reims records the death “XII Kal Aug” of “domnus Albricus...Bituricensis archiepiscopus et noster canonicus” and the donation of “terram de Curcella” made for his soul by “Stephanus de Portaclaustri nepos eius[28]

 

 

Two siblings: 

1.         AIMERY .  Chancellor of the church of Rome.  Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1146 that “Aimericus ecclesiæ Romanæ cancellarius nepotem...Petrum” was elected archbishop of Bourges “citra...conscientiam Ludovici regis Francorum” and consecrated by the Pope[29]

2.         --- .  m ---.  One child: 

a)         PIERRE de la Chastre, son of --- (-1 May 1171).  Archbishop of Bourges 1141.  Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1146 that “Aimericus ecclesiæ Romanæ cancellarius nepotem...Petrum” was elected archbishop of Bourges “citra...conscientiam Ludovici regis Francorum” and consecrated by the Pope, much to the displeasure of the French king who forbade his entry into Bourges for three years[30]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE [de la Chapelle-Gauthier], son of --- (Paris [1123]-12 or 20 Jan 1177, bur Paris Saint-Victor)Bishop of Meaux 1161.  Archbishop of Bourges 1170.  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated [24 Mar 1174/12 Apr 1175] under which Louis VII King of France confirmed the transfer of "terram de Chasteillon" to the abbey of Saint-Victor which names "Ludovico vicecomite Milidunensi…Walterii camerarii nostri…uxoris filii sui Philippi qui soror ipsius vicecomitis erat" and "Walterus…et fratris sui Stephani archiepiscopi Bituricensis…uxoris sue Aveline"[31]

 

 

1.         WARIN (-20 Mar 1180).  Archbishop of Bourges 1174. 

 

 

1.         PIERRE (-1180).  Archbishop of Bourges 1180.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1196 that "vir nobilis...Henricus" succeeded “archiepiscopum Petrum, Garini successorem” as archbishop[32]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GILLES [III] Sire de Sully, son of EUDES [Archambaud] Sire de Sully & his wife Mathilde de Baugency (-[1195]).  m LUCE de Charenton, daughter of EBLES [IV] Sire de Charenton & his wife --- de Bourbon.  Gilles [III] & his wife had children: 

a)         ARCHAMBAUD [IV] Sire de Sully (-after 1234).  m firstly ALIX, daughter of ---.  m secondly MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  m thirdly ---.  Archambaud & his [first/second/third] wife had children:

i)          JEAN de Sully (-30 Mar 1273).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archbishop of Bourges 1260.  "Johannes...Bituricensis archiepiscopus, Aquitanie primus" attested that “consanguinea nostra Isabellis de Melloto” had given a sum of money to “domino Droconi de Melloto fratri suo” which “G...Autissiod. episcopus patruus suus” held in deposit, by charter dated 30 Nov 1269[33].  The precise relationship between Jean de Sully and the Mello family has not been ascertained, but it could have been through Jean´s mother whose parentage is not known.  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Kal Apr" of "J[ohannis] de Soliaco, de nobili prosapia Johannis quondam regis Jherosolimitani et dominorum de Borbonio ortus, quondam archiepiscopi Bituricensis"[34].  While it is chronologically unlikely that Jean de Brienne King of Jerusalem was the direct ancestor of Archbishop Jean, it is possible that the latter's mother was Jean de Brienne's relative.  The connection with the Bourbon family is through Jean's paternal grandmother who was the granddaughter of Archambaud [VII] Sire de Bourbon.  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Kal Apr" of "J[ohannis] de Soliaco de nobili prosapia Johannis quondam regis Jherosolimitani et dominorum de Borbonio ortus, quondam archiepiscopi Bituricensis[35]

ii)         GUY de Sully (-5 Mar 1280, bur eglise des Jacobins de Bourges).  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records that "Guido frater eius de ordine fratrum Predicatorum" succeeded "J[ohannis] de Soliaco…quondam archiepiscopi Bituricensis" as Archbishop[36]Archbishop of Bourges 1273. 

b)         SIMON de Sully (-8 Jul 1232, bur Bourges Cathedral).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the appointment of "Symon cantor Bituricensis frater Erchenbaldi de Soilliaco super Ligerium" as Archbishop of Bourges in 1217[37]Archbishop of Bourges .  The Chronicon Lemovicensi S. Martini records that "Simon cantor Bituricensis, de genere de Soler, nepos Henrici quondam Bituricensis archiepiscopi" was appointed archbishop of Bourges in 1218[38]Simon...Bituricensis archiepiscopus” confirmed an agreement between “nepotes nostros Henricum Soliacum dominum et Guillelmum fratrem suum” relating to “terram de Argento et de Climon, ratione portionis hereditariæ paternæ”, naming “frater noster pater eius Archembaudus de Solaico”, by charter dated Nov 1225[39]The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1232, after the death of “archiepiscopo Symone Bituricensi”, the choice of “post aliquas electiones...magister Petrus de Castro Radulfi[40]

2.         HENRI de Sully (-11 Sep 1199, bur Abbaye de Loroy)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the election of "Henricus frater Odo cantor Bituricensis in episcopum Parisiensem, post magistrum Mauritium eligitur" as Archbishop of Bourges in 1196, specifying that they were both brothers of "Egidii de Solleiro"[41]Archbishop of Bourges 1196.   The Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis of Geoffroy de Vigeois records the election of "Henricus, frater Gilonis de Soliaco et Radulphi quondam Cluniacensis et de Fescanno monasterio abbatis" as archbishop of Bourges in 1183[42], although as shown below other sources indicate that Raoul was Henri's uncle.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1196 that "vir nobilis...Henricus" succeeded “archiepiscopum Petrum, Garini successorem” as archbishop[43].  The Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris records the death "III Id Sep 1199" of "Henricus de Soliaco frater Odonis Parisiensi s, archiepiscopus Bituricensis"[44]

 

 

1.         --- Berruier .  [m firstly ---.  No positive indication has been found about this supposed first marriage.  However, the chronological difficulties concerning the supposed marriages of Ferry [I] de Donjon could be partially resolved if [Moenée], mother of Guillaume Berruier Archbishop of Bourges, was his father´s second wife and his other child(ren) was/were born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded first marriage.]  m [secondly] (after [1182]) as her second husband, [MOENEE], widow of FERRY [I] de Donjon, daughter of ---.  Indications of her two marriages are provided by the Scripta de Feodis of King Philippe II which record “domini Guidonis et Petri de Donjone fratrum beati Guillermi Bituricensis quondam archiepiscopi” and their holdings”[45].  This is corroborated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "domina de Monte-Argisi fuit soror vel neptis illius [=Guilelmus…archiepiscopus Bituricensis]" as the wife of "Petro de Cortenaio regis Philippi patruo"[46].  Her name is confirmed only by Gallia Christiana which states that [her son Guillaume Archbishop of Bourges] “Guillelmus Archesiis vico Nivernensis pagi natus ex illustri genere” had “matrem...Maeniam” who had “frater Guillelmus archidiaconus Suessionensis...dictus...Eremita” who educated him[47].  No primary source is cited, so the reliability of the name cannot be judged.  Kerrebrouck refers to her as “Moenée d´Arthel”, citing an article by Estournet, but it is unlikely that this is correct[48].  Arthel is a small commune situated in canton Prémery, arrondissement Cosne-Cours.sur-Loire, département Nièvre.  No other contemporary reference to a family “d´Arthel” has been found.  Various websites refer to “Saint Guillaume d´Arthel” being born there, without providing any further details about his life[49].  It is assumed that this refers to Guillaume Berruier Archbishop of Bourges, sometimes known as “Saint Guillaume de Bourges”.  If that is correct, the village may have been the home of the Berruier family, but no other indication has been found of its origin in Arthel.  --- & his [first] wife had one child: 

a)         GERAUD Berruier .  La Saussaye, in his early 17th century work on the bishops of Orléans names "Geraldus Berruyerius, frater beati Gulielmi Bituricensis archiepiscopi" as the father of Philippe Berruier who was bishop of Orléans from 1221 to 1236[50]m MATTHEA, daughter of ---.  Géraud & his wife had two childen: 

i)          ARCHAMBAUD Berruier

ii)         PHILIPPE Berruier (-[6] Jan 1260).  La Saussaye, in his early 17th century work on the bishops of Orléans names "Geraldus Berruyerius, frater beati Gulielmi Bituricensis archiepiscopi" as the father of Philippe Berruier who was bishop of Orléans from 1221 to 1236[51]Archbishop of Bourges 1232. 

--- & his [second] wife had one child: 

b)         GUILLAUME Berruier (-10 Jan 1209).  Abbot of Chaalis [near Senlis, département Oise].  Archbishop of Bourges 1199.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the appointment as archbishop of Bourges in 1197 of “abbas Karoliloci [Chaalis] Guilelmus”, adding that "domina de Monte-Argisi fuit soror vel neptis illius [=Guilelmus…archiepiscopus Bituricensis]" and married "Petro de Cortenaio regis Philippi patruo"[52].  His Vita provides some indication of his family background, stating that he was educated by "suo avunculo archidiacono Suessionis ecclesiæ…Eremita cognomine"[53].  Another indication of his family origin is provided by a charter dated Jul 1223 of "Mathildis comitissa Nivernensis" who names him "avunculum suum"[54], no doubt an extended use of the word "avunculum" as the connection is traced through Guillaume´s uterine half-sister who was the great-grandmother of Mathilde de Courtenay Ctss de Nevers.  Gallia Christiana expands on this information but cites no primary sources as the basis for the following statements: “Guillelmus de Donjeon ex comitibus Nivernensis oriundus, Mathildis comitissæ Nivernensis dominæ Donziaci avunculus (forte patruus)” had “fratrem...Baldudinum de Hiere” who donated property to “Sacro-Portui seu Barbello Cisterciensis ordinis...monasterio” when leaving for Jerusalem with the consent of “A. uxore et I & Ferrico filiis”; that he had “duos alios...fratres...ex reg. cameræ computorum Paris. Guidonem et Petrum de Dijon (Donjeon)”; that “Guillelmus Archesiis vico Nivernensis pagi natus ex illustri genere”, that “matrem...Maeniam” had “frater Guillelmus archidiaconus Suessionensis...dictus...Eremita” who educated him[55].  It is unclear whether these passages represent an interpretation of the primary sources which are quoted above or whether they are based on other reliable sources.  La Saussaye, in his early 17th century work on the bishops of Orléans names "Geraldus Berruyerius, frater beati Gulielmi Bituricensis archiepiscopi" as the father of Philippe Berruier who was bishop of Orléans from 1221 to 1236[56].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1209 of “sanctus Guilelmus Bituricensis archiepiscopus[57]

 

 

1.         GERARD de Cros, son of --- (-Rome 7 Jul 1218)Archbishop of Bourges 1208.  "G…Bituricensis archiepiscopus" reached agreement with "quatuor fratres…Guido decanus Claromontensis…Ademaro de Cros…milite…Geraldus de Cros cum P. de Murat…milite" concerning their inheritance, including property held by "P. Guidonis patruus noster", with the consent of "Ademarus de Cros nepos noster filius supradicti Ademari", by charter dated Jul 1213[58].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1217 that “archiepiscopus Geraldus decanus Clarimontensis” succeeded “sanctum Guilelmum” as archbishop of Bourges, but died “in via Romana” nine years later[59]

 

 

 

1.         PIERRE de Château-Roux, son of --- (-after 1234).  Archbishop of Bourges 1232.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1232, after the death of “archiepiscopo Symone Bituricensi”, the choice of “post aliquas electiones...magister Petrus de Castro Radulfi[60].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that “archiepiscopus Bituricensis Petrus” was deposed in 1234[61]

 

 

1.         SIMON de Beaulieu, son of --- (-18 Aug 1297).  Archbishop of Bourges 1280.  Henricus dominus de Soliaco...soror mea Maria” enfranchised “castrum meum de Aiis”, referring to land “sub dominio domini avunculi mei Simonis archiepiscopi Bituris”, by charter dated Apr 1301[62].  The family relationship between Archbishop Simon and Henri [IV] Sire de Sully has not been established. 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Brosse, son of ROGER de Brosse Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère & his wife Marguerite de Déols (-Naillac Dec 1338, bur Sens Saint-Etienne)Bishop of Le Puy 1317.  Bishop of MeauxArchbishop of Bourges 1321.  "Guillaume archevêque de Bourges, executeur testamentaire de feu Hélie de Brosse chevalier seigneur de Château-Clos" confirmed a bequest to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1328[63]

 

 

1.         FOUCAUD de Rochechouart, son of AIMERY [IX] Vicomte de Rochechouart & his first wife Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente ([1/7] Jan 1264-7 Aug 1343, bur Bourges Cathedral).  His birth date is confirmed from an enquiry dated 1293 which records that "Simon de Rochechouart chevalier seigneur de Saint-Laurent fils de…Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart et de madame Jeanne de Tonnay-Charente" was only one year old when his mother died in childbirth of “Foucaud de Rochechouart son frère[64].  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[65].  "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges" granted "l´usufruit de sa terre de Saint-Auvent" to "Simon de Rochechouart son frère" by charter dated 29 Aug 1302[66].  "Noble homme, messire Aymery vicomte de Rochechouart, chevalier" reached agreement with "Jeanne de Rochechouart sa sœur" concerning the succession of "feu messire Aimery vicomte de Rochechouart leur ayeul", including a future pension after the death of "Jeanne de Vivonne leur mère", on the advice of "Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges seigneur de Saint-Auvent, Guy de Rochechouart seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, et Simon de Rochechouart seigneur de Saint-Laurent, chevaliers, leur oncle", by charter dated mid-Jan 1304[67]"Lore vicomtesse de Turenne dame de Chabanais, comme tutrice des enfants de feu Aimery de Rochechouart, damoiseau, son neveu" contracted for the marriage of "sa nièce Lore avec Simon de Rochechouart chevalier, seigneur de Saint-Laurent, avec les dispenses de parenté, lesquelles seraient obtenues du Pape" by contract dated "le vendredi après Saint-Nicolas d´hyver 1304", which also records that "Messire Foucaud de Rochechouart doyen de Bourges donna au dit Simon son frère cent livres de rentes"[68].  Bishop of Noyon 1318.  Archbishop of Bourges 1330.  A charter dated "le lundy après Saint-Luc 1343" records that "André de Chauvigny prieur de Saint-Ursin de Bourges...Jean de Chauvigny seigneur de Levroux...Isabelle sa femme...“ were accused of theft from "Foucaud de Rochechouart archevêque de Bourges" on his deathbed[69]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    BISHOPS of ALBI

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    BISHOPS of CAHORS

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    BISHOPS of CLERMONT

 

 

1.         ETIENNE, son of ROBERT [I] Vicomte d´Auvergne & his first wife Aldegardis --- (-[969/70]).  Etienne [II] Bishop of Clermont donated property to Saint-Julien de Brioude for the souls of "genitori meo Rotberto et uxori suæ Aldegardi et genetrice mea Adalgardi…et…avunculis meis Heustorgio, Magfredo…et Guidone necnon et Stephano consobrino meo fratribusque meis Eustorgio et Rotberto, avunculo quoque meo Armando et filio suo Amblardo, Eustorgioque filio Eustorgii et Rodberto abate et fratribus suis" by charter dated 7 Oct 945[70].  "Amblardus et uxor mea Fides" donated property "in patria Arvernica in comitatu Telamitensi…in villa…Vernerias…Preisago…Matticarra" to Saint-Julien de Brioude, for the souls of "Ermani genitoris mei…et…Roberti vicecomitis et Stephani episcopi et Eustorgii sui avunculi, et suorum infantium", by charter dated Mar [947], signed by "Stephani episcopi et Eustorgii"[71].  "Robertus abbas" donated property "in pago Arvernico in villa…Severiaco…et…villa…Las et in vicaria…Ambronensis in villa…Busiacus…[et] in loco…Orbaniacus…et…in villa…Pauliaco" to Saint-Julien de Brioude for "Stephano episcopo seniore meo vel pro patre ipsius Rotberto" by undated charter[72].  "Stephanus Arvernorum episcopus" donated property to Cluny by charter dated [950] in which he names "Rotbertus pater meus" and "Hildegard coniux eius"[73].  Etienne [II] Bishop of Clermont donated property to Saint-Julien de Brioude for the souls of "genitorum meorum Rotberti necnon et Algardis, et novercæ meæ Hildegardis, et avunculorum meorum Austorgii…Matfredi ac Guidonis, et Stephani consobrini mei et fratrum meorum Austorgii et Rotberti, avunculi mei Armandi et filii eius Amblardi, sive Austorgii avunculi mei et filiorum eius Austorgii et Vuillelmi, et etiam Rotberti abbatis" by charter dated Feb 962[74].  "Vuido Arvernice civitatis vicecomes" donated "curtem Belmontensem" to Cluny by charter dated 980 for the soul of "Stephani avunculi mei"[75].  Abbot of Conques.  Bishop of Clermont .  He founded Saint-Germain, Lambron in 945.  "Stephanus Arvernensis episcopus" donated property "villam…Bergoniscas et aliam…Exartis" to Sauxillanges, for the souls of "patris mei et matris mei et…Aldegardis vicecomitissa", by charter dated Nov "regnante Lothario rege Francorum", subscribed by "Rotberti vicecomitis fratris eius, item Rotberti filii eiusdem, Widoni, Amblardi vicecomitis, Ucberti vicecomitis"[76]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE de Gévaudan, daughter of PONS de Gévaudun & [his first wife ---] (-murdered 1013).  "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…"[77]Bishop of Clermont 1011. 

 

 

1.         ETIENNE d´Auvergne, son of GUILLAUME [IV] Comte d´Auvergne & his wife Humberge --- (-after [1013/21]).  "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…"[78]Bishop of Clermont .  "Domni Stephani episcopi, domni Rotberti, domni Vuillelmi, Umbergane comitisse matris eorum" signed a charter dated to [1013/21] under which property was donated to Sauxillanges[79]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE de Polignac, son of ARMAND [III] Vicomte de Polignac & his wife Adelaide ---  .  The Histoire Générale de Languedoc quotes a charter which names "Armand vicomte de Polignac…sa femme Adelaide et leurs fils Etienne, Guillaume et Pons"[80]Bishop of Clermont .  "Etienne Evêque de Clermont" confirmed a donation to Tournus abbey by charter dated 1056, subscribed by "Armand moine fils du vicomte de Polignac"[81].  "Etienne Evêque de Clermont" donated the church of Saint Andeol de Polignac to the abbey of Pebrac en Auvergne, with the consent of "Armand vicomte de Polignac son père", by charted dated 6 Oct 1062, subscribed by "Guillaume et Pons fils du vicomte"[82]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Baffie, son of --- (-after 1077)Bishop of Clermont 1073, deprived 1077.  An undated charter records that "domnus Willelmus de Bafia Claromontensis episcopus" objected to claims to "terram S. Petri" and that after his death "domnus Willelmus nepos eius prepositus de Podio…cum fratre suo…Silvid" renounced these claims "apud Calcidos Montes", witnessed by "…Odilo de Bafia…"[83]

2.         DALMAS [I] Seigneur de Baffiem ---.  Children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Baffie (-13 Jan 1113).  An undated charter records that "domnus Willelmus de Bafia Claromontensis episcopus" objected to claims to "terram S. Petri" and that after his death "domnus Willelmus nepos eius prepositus de Podio…cum fratre suo…Silvid" renounced these claims "apud Calcidos Montes", witnessed by "…Odilo de Bafia…"[84]Bishop of Clermont 3 Apr 1096, until 1104.  "Willelmus Arvernorum episcopus, Dalmacii de Bafia filius" donated "ecclesia S. Pardulfi" to Sauxillanges by undated charter, dated to 1101, signed by "Willelmi episcopi, Stephani eius consanguinei et Celsiniensium prioris…"[85]

 

 

1.         ETIENNE de Mercœur, son of ODILON & his wife --- (-27 Jan [1175]).  "Stephanus prepositus Podiensis et frater eius Beraldus Mercoriensis" donated property to Oulx, for the soul of "patris Odilonis Mercoriensis", by charter dated to before 1151[86].  Provost at Le Puy cathedral.  Bishop of Clermont 1150, resigned 1169.  Monk at Lérins 1171. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT [IV] Comte d´Auvergne, son of GUILLAUME [VIII] "le Vieux" Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Anne de Nevers.  m MATHILDE de Bourgogne, daughter of EUDES II Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his wife Marie de Blois-Champagne.  Robert [IV] & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT d´Auvergne (-Lyon 6 Jan 1234, bur Lyon Saint-Jean)Bishop of Clermont 1198.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1199 that "apud Clarummontem in Alvernia...episcopus Gislebertus" succeeded “episcopum Pontium”, and that after him “Robertus frater Guilelmi et Guidonis comitum Alvernie, filius comitis Roberti de sorore ducis Burgundie...” was bishop[87]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Robertus frater Guilelmi et Guidonis comitum Alvernie" was installed as Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in 1198[88].  A charter dated May 1201 records disputes between "dominum Robertum…Claromontensem episcopum et Guidonem…comitem Arverniæ", mediated by "domino Odone…duce Burgundiæ" and naming "domina Mathildis mater eius"[89]Archbishop of Lyon 1227.  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[90].  The testament of "Robertus…prime Lugdunensis ecclesie archiepiscopus", dated Jun 1232, appointed "nepotem nostrum Hugonem episcopum Claromontensem et Guidonem fratrem eius archidiaconum Lugdunensem…"[91].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1234 of “Robertum...archiepiscopum Lugdunensem[92].  The necrology of Clermont records the death "VIII Id Jan" of "R. archiepiscopi Lugdunensis"[93]

b)         GUY [II] Comte d´Auvergnem PETRONILLE de Chambon, daughter of AMELIUS [III] de Chambon {Puy-de-Dôme} & his wife Dalmatie ---.  Guy [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          HUGUES d´Auvergne (-after Jun 1232).  The testament of "Guidonis comitis Arvernorum", dated 27 May 1209, names "Guillelmo primogenito suo…Hugo secundus natu…Petronillæ uxoris suæ…Guidoni…tertio filio suo"[94]Bishop of Clermont .  The testament of "Robertus…prime Lugdunensis ecclesie archiepiscopus", dated Jun 1232, appointed "nepotem nostrum Hugonem episcopum Claromontensem et Guidonem fratrem eius archidiaconum Lugdunensem…"[95]

c)         MARIE d´Auvergnem ALBERT [II] Sire de la Tour-du-PinAlbert [II] & his wife had children: 

i)          ALBERT [III] Sire de la Tour-du-Pinm [firstly] BEATRIX de Coligny, daughter of HUGUES Seigneur de Coligny-le-Neuf & his wife Beatrix d'Albon Dauphine de Viennois, Ctss d'Albon.  Children: 

(a)       GUY de la Tour-du-Pin (-1286)"Hugo de Turre, abbas Claromontensis, et Guido frater eiusdem, canonicus Claromontensis" noted a donation to Cluny by charter dated 13 Oct 1238, which names “dominum Albertum de Turre patrem nostrum, et Albertum filium eius fratrem nostrum…[96]Bishop of Clermont .  The epitaph of "Guido de Turre 37 episcopus Arverniæ" records his death in 1286[97].  

ii)         HUGUES de la Tour-du-Pin (-Palestine 28 Dec 1249)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Bishop of Clermont 1227. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    BISHOPS of LE PUY

 

 

 

1.         HECTOR, son of [BERLION [I] & his [first wife Gerberge]] (-927).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 976 under which “Ratburnus” donated property “in pago Lugdunense in agro Candiacense, in…villa Candiaco”, for the souls of “avi mei Hectori et genetricis mee Girbergie et fratrum meum Hectorum episcopum”, to Cluny[98].  As noted above, it is not impossible that “Ratburnus” in this charter was Ratburn [II] rather than Ratburn [I] which, if correct, would mean that Hector was the son of the former from an otherwise unrecorded marriage to Gerberge, daughter of Hector.  If the dates recorded here in relation to Bishop Hector are correct (they have not yet been verified against primary sources), this would presumably have been a first marriage of his father.  Bishop of Le Puy 924.] 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         GUY d'Anjou, son of FOULQUES II "le Bon" Comte d'Anjou & his first wife Gerberge --- (-before 995).  The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "primogenitus Gofridus…Guido…episcopus Podii…tertius minor Drogo" as the three sons of "Fulco Pius"[99].  The Chronicle of Saint-Pierre du Puy refers to the bishop who was "frater germanus comes Gaufridus cognomento Grisogonella", clarifying in a later passage that he was "dominus Guido sanctæ Vallavensis ecclesiæ…episcopus"[100].  "Gaufridus…Andecavorum comes", with the consent of "fratre meo Widone abate", established the right of the comtes d'Anjou to appoint abbots of Saint-Aubin d'Angers, by charter dated 19 Jun 966[101].  He was appointed Bishop of Le Puy in 975 by Lothaire King of the West Franks. 

2.         DREUX d'Anjou (-998).  The Gesta Consulum Andegavorum names "primogenitus Gofridus…Guido…episcopus Podii…tertius minor Drogo" as the three sons of "Fulco Pius", specifying that Drogo succeeded his brother as Bishop of Le Puy[102]Bishop of Le Puy

 

 

 

1.         FREDELON [d´Anduze], son of BERNARD “Pelet” & his first wife Ermengarde --- (-after 20 Oct 1020)Bishop of Le Puy .  "Bernardus miles, Pelitus et infantes mei episcopi, id est Fredolus, presul et Geiraldus pontifex et Almeradus, et alii infantes mei, Raimundus et Bermundus et mater illorum Garsindis" donated property to Nîmes Notre-Dame by charter dated 20 Oct 1020, subscribed by "…Garsindis comitissa…"[103]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ETIENNE [de Mercœur], son of ETIENNE [I] & his wife --- (-1052 or after).  "Cluniensis monasterii monachus et presbiter Odilo" with "nepotibus meis filiis fratrum meorum et sororum mearum, domno…Stephano Aniciensis ecclesie preposito et eius fratre Beraldo…" donated property to Cluny by charter dated 14 Sep 1025, subscribed by "nepotum suorum Stephani…Beraldi, alterius Beraldi, iterumque tercii Beraldi, Aldigerii, Wilelmi, Odilonis…"[104].  Provost at Le Puy cathedral 1021/26.  Monk at Sauxillanges.  Bishop of Le Puy 1029/1052. 

2.         BERAUD [II] [de Mercœur].  m AUXILLE, daughter of ---.  Children: 

a)         PIERRE (-Genoa 13 Jul 1073, bur La Voûte-Chilhac)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Le Puy 1073. 

b)         ETIENNE [II] [de Mercœur].  m V---, daughter of ---.  Children: 

i)          ETIENNE [III] Sire de Mercœurm ---.  Children: 

(a)       ODILON Sire de Mercœurm ---.  Children: 

(1)       BERAUD [III] Sire de Mercœurm ---.  Children: 

a.         ODILON de Mercœur (-1202).  Deacon at Brioude 1173.  Bishop of Le Puy 1197. 

 

 

1.         ADEMAR, son of HUGUES [de Valence] & his wife Abaldisia [Adalisia] --- (-Antioch 1 Aug 1098)Bishop of Le Puy .  A charter dated 4 Nov 1097 records a peace treaty between "Lambert" and the church of Romans (1856),stating in the dating clause that it was the second year "quando Aimarus Podiensis episcopus, frater ipsius Lambert" left with the army for Jerusalem[105].  He is named "dominus Ademarus filius consulis provinciæ Valentinensis" in the Chronicle of Saint-Chaffre[106]

 

 

 

 

1.         ROBERT (-killed 1219).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that “episcopo Roberto de Podio” was killed in 1219 and succeeded by “Bernardus de Monteacuto nepos ex fratre Eustorgii de Alvernia Nichosiensis archiepiscopi et episcopi Limicionensis Fulconis et fratris Fulconis et fratris Petri magistri Templarorum et fratris Garini magistri Hospitaliorum[107]

 

 

1.         BERNARD de Montaigu, son of PIERRE de Montaigu & his wife Alix --- (-23 Feb 1248)Bishop of Le Puy 1236.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that “episcopo Roberto de Podio” was killed in 1219 and succeeded by “Bernardus de Monteacuto nepos ex fratre Eustorgii de Alvernia Nichosiensis archiepiscopi et episcopi Limicionensis Fulconis et fratris Fulconis et fratris Petri magistri Templarorum et fratris Garini magistri Hospitaliorum[108]

 

 

1.         BERNARD de Ventadour, son of EBLES [V] Vicomte de Ventadour & his second wife Marie de Turenne (-after 1254)Bishop of Le Puy

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Brosse, son of ROGER de Brosse Seigneur de Sainte-Sevère & his wife Marguerite de Déols (-Naillac Dec 1338, bur Sens Saint-Etienne)Bishop of Le Puy 1317.  Bishop of MeauxArchbishop of Bourges 1321.  "Guillaume archevêque de Bourges, executeur testamentaire de feu Hélie de Brosse chevalier seigneur de Château-Clos" confirmed a bequest to the abbey of Aubignac by charter dated 1328[109].

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    BISHOPS of LIMOGES

 

 

 

1.         TURPION d´Aubusson, son of --- (-Aubusson 25 Jul 944)Bishop of Limoges 898.  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Turpionis episcopi, avunculi Rotberti vicecomitis Albucensis"[110]

 

 

1.         EBLE de Poitou, son of EBALUS "Mancer" Comte de Poitou & his [second wife Emillane ---] (-Abbaye de Saint-Michel-en-Lherm 26 Feb 977[111]).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Eblus…pontifex Lemovicæ" as one of the two sons of "Eblo duce", specifying that he was abbot of "Sancti Hilarii ac Sancti Maxencii"[112].  Louis IV King of France confirmed the property of Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers, in the presence of "Guillelmus comes et marchio et frater eius Ebolus atque Rotgarius comes", by charter dated 5 Jan 942[113].  "Guillelmus…Aquitanici ducatus comes" was present in a property transaction recorded by charter dated Jul 959 which also names "fratre nostro Ebulone episcopo abbate"[114].  The restoration by "Eblo episcopus Lemovice civitatis et comes Pictavorum" of the abbey of Saint-Maixent with the consent of "fratre eius Willelmo duce Aquitanorum" is recorded in a charter dated [960][115].  "Ebulus…Lemovicensium sedis episcopus" donated property including "alodum…meum Baidon" to Saint-Maixent "pro remedio animæ…fratris mei Guillelmi, sive pro consolatione nepotism mei equivoci Guillelmi Aquitanorum ducis" by charter dated Jan [965/66][116].  Richard suggests that this charter shows that the mother of Ebalus must have been Emillane, but his reasoning appears to be faulty.  He states firstly that Ebalus declares in the document that Baidon belonged to him "à titre héréditaire" (although the precise wording "allodium…meum" does not convey this meaning) and secondly that this property must have come to him from his mother who, he says, acquired the property in 911 (although she acquired the property jointly with her husband, as shown by the charter quoted above)[117].  Abbé de Saint Maixent 936.  Thesaurius of Saint-Hilaire-de-Poitiers 937/77.  Bishop of Limoges 944.  He resigned in 963 and became Abbé de Saint-Michel-en-Lherm.  He was captured by Hélie Comte de Périgord and blinded[118]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         HILDEGAIRE de Limoges, son of GERAUD Vicomte de Limoges & his wife Rothilde [de Brosse] (-11 Jun 990, bur Saint-Denis).  The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis names "duo Pontificatum Lemovicensem adepti…Ildegarius et Alduinus, alter Guido…qui Tursturiacensem Abbatiam construxisse narrator, Aimericus de Rupecavardi…Ostofrancus, et Geraldus de Argentonio, Gaufredus…Abbas S. Marcialis" as the children of "Gerardus"[119].  "Rotildis vicecomitissa" donated "mansum…a Monsor…in vicaria Usercensi" to Uzerche, for the souls of "Archambaldi senioris mariti mei" who had given this property to her and "Geraldi vicecomitis senioris mei", by charter dated to [Jul 987/988], witnessed by "filii eiusdem Rothildis, Aldegarius episcopus, Guido, Geraldus, Alduinus abbas et cæteri filii…"[120]Bishop of Limoges 976-980.  He founded the abbey of Uzerche.  "Hildegarius Lemovicensium pontifex" granted privileges to Uzerche, for the souls of "fratris mei Guidonis ac conjugis eius Emmæ", and names "genitore meo…domno Geraldo vicecomite necnon et genetrice mea Rotilde…vicecomes Lemovicensis Ademarus et uxor sua Melissendis", adding that after the death of "predictus Ademarus…gener ipsius Guido" married "filia ipsius…Emma", by charter dated to [970/86], witnessed by "…Archambaldi honorabilis, Sulpiciæ uxoris eius"[121]Ramnulf et filii mei Geraldus” sold property in Limoges to “Eldoinus et frater suus Ildegarius episcopus” by charter dated 19 Jun 988[122]The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the death, and burial "apud Sanctum Dionisium", of "episcopus Aldegerius Lemovicæ" as well as the election of "pontifex Alduinus frater eius" as his successor[123]

2.         GUY [I] Vicomte de Limogesm EMMA de Ségur, daughter of ADEMAR Vicomte de Ségur & his wife Mélisende ---.  Children: 

a)         GERAUD de Limoges (-Charroux 11 Nov 1022[124]).  "Guido et uxor mea Emma" donated "ecclesiam…Alairacus" and other properties to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "Ademari filii eius, Geraldi filii eius, Petri filii eius"[125].  "Guido vicecomes Lemovicensium cum uxore sua Emma" granted privileges to Uzerche by charter dated to [988/1003], signed by "filii eorum Ademari, Geraldus, Petrus, Fulcherius"[126].  "Guido et uxor mea Emma…et filii nostri Geraldus, Ademarus, Petrus" donated "ecclesiam…Sancti Bibiano…a Nioli" to Uzerche, for the souls of "…aviæ meæ Tetiscræ et…patris mei Geraldi et…Rotildis matris meæ", by charter dated Aug 1019, signed by "Geraldi episcopi, Ademari fratris sui, Petronis fratris sui, Fulcherii fratris sui…"[127].  He was elected to succeed his uncle as Bishop of Limoges in 1014, consecrated at Poitiers after initial refusal by the church authorities who objected to his simultaneous entry into the orders of the church as he was still a lay person[128]

 

 

1.         GUY de Laron, son of ROGER [I] de Laron & his wife Vierne --- (-after Sep 1048)"Rotgerius de Leron, Ademarus, Geraldus, iterum Geraldus et Guido fratres…" witnessed an undated charter of Uzerche[129].  "Rotgerius et uxor eius Vierna, filii Ademarus, Geraldus, Guido, Geraldus" donated property "in parochia Sancti Pardulphi de Bonaval" to Uzerche by charter dated 1037[130].  "Rotgerius de Leron" donated "ecclesiam…a Millevaccas" to Uzerche by charter dated Sep 1048, witnessed by "Geraldus filius eius clericus, alii quoque filii eius Guido de Leron et Ademarus de Leron"[131]Aldeberti comiti, Willelmi comiti de Clarmont, Aldeberti Iambo, Ademari de Laron et fratri sui Guidoni...” witnessed the charter dated to 5 Aug [1047/50] under which “Petrus et frater meus Boso et nepos meus Boso” donated part of “silva Corpso” to Limoges Saint-Etienne[132]Bishop of Limoges .  "Guido episcopus Lemovicensis" donated "mansum ad Clop in parochia Sancti Pardulfi de Bonnavall" to Uzerche, for the soul of "patris sui Rotgerii de Leront", by charter dated to [1073/86], witnessed by "Jordanus nepos eius"[133]

 

 

[Three siblings:]

1.         ITHIER, son of --- (-1073).  Bishop of Limoges 1053[134].  --- .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[135]

2.         sister The Chronicon Gaufredi Vosiensis records the second marriage of "Ademarus lo Contors de Laron filius Rogerii" to "sororem Iterii episcopi Lemovicensis de qua…progenies Larumdensium dominorum"[136]m as his second wife, ADEMAR de Laron, son of ROGER de Laron & his wife --- (-after 1061). 

3.         [--- .  It is not known whether the sibling of Bishop Ithier who was the parent of the five children shown below was the same person as the wife of Ademar de Léron who is shown above.]  m ---.  Five children: 

a)         PIERRE Brun .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[137]

b)         FOUCAUD .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[138]

c)         ETIENNE .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[139]

d)         ITHIER .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[140]

e)         AIMERY .  Ithier Bishop of Limoges donated mansum de Petraficta” to Limoges Saint-Etienne by charter dated 21 Jun 1070 witnessed by “...Gauzbertus archidiaconus et nepos episcopi...nepotes mei Petrus Brunus, Fulcodius, Stephanus, Hycterius, Aimericus...quinque fratres...[141]

 

 

1.         JEAN (-Acre 1218).  Bishop of Limoges .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1218 at Acre of “episcopus Lemovicensis Iohannes”, adding that he had held office for more than 50 years[142].

 

 

1.         BERNARD (-1228).  Bishop of Limoges .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1228 that, after the death of “Bernardum”, “apud Lemovicas...Guido” was made bishop[143].

 

 

1.         GUYBishop of Limoges .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1228 that, after the death of “Bernardum”, “apud Lemovicas...Guido” was made bishop[144].

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    BISHOPS of MENDE

 

 

 

 

Chapter 8.    BISHOPS of RODEZ

 

 

 



[1] Deloche, M. (ed.) (1859) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Beaulieu en Limousin (Paris) ("Beaulieu"), XXXIV, p. 62. 

[2] Beaulieu, I, p. 1. 

[3] Labbé, P. (ed.) (1657) Novæ Bibliothecæ Manuscript Librorum, Tome II (Paris), Historia Patriarcharum Archiepiscoporum Bituricensium (“Historia Archiepiscoporum Bituricensium (Labbé, Tome II 1657)”, p. . 

[4] Prou, M. & Vidier, A. (eds.) (1907) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, XXXI, p. 85. 

[5] Annales Masciacenses, MGH SS III, p. 169. 

[6] Flodoard 948, MGH SS III, p. 398. 

[7] Annales Masciacenses, MGH SS III, p. 170. 

[8] Progenies Dolensium Principum, RHGF XII, p. 456. 

[9] Besly, J. (1647) Histoire des comtes de Poictou et ducs de Guyenne (Paris), Preuves, p. 236. 

[10] Annales Masciacenses, MGH SS III, p. 170. 

[11] Chartres Saint-Père, II, Liber Primus, 130, p. 351. 

[12] Annales Masciacenses, MGH SS III, p. 170. 

[13] Guérard, M. (ed.) (1840) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Père de Chartres (Paris) ("Chartres Saint-Père"), I, Liber Tertius, Cap. VIII, p. 63. 

[14] Chartres Saint-Père I, Liber Tertius, Cap. XVIII, p. 77. 

[15] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Nécrologe du XI siècle, p. 4. 

[16] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Abbaye de Saint-Père-enVallée, p. 179. 

[17] Métais, C. (ed.) (1889/91) Marmoutier Cartulaire Blésois (Blois) (“Marmoutier (Blésois)”), I, IV, p. 8. 

[18] Arbois de Jubainville, H. d´ (1859) Histoire des ducs et des comtes de Champagne, Tome I, p. 461. 

[19] Chavanon, J. (ed.) (1897) Adémar de Chabannes, Chronique (Paris) ("Adémar de Chabannes") III, 39, p. 161. 

[20] For example, Ademari Historiarum III.39, MGH SS IV, p. 133, footnote 13. 

[21] Kerrebrouck, P. Van (2000) Les Capétiens 987-1328 (Villeneuve d'Asq), p. 55 footnote 59.

[22] Monicat, J. and Fournoux, B. de (eds) (1952) Chartes du Bourbonnais 918-1522 (Moulins) ("Bourbonnais") 3, p. 5. 

[23] Chazaud, M. A. (1865) Etude sur la chronologie des sires de Bourbon (X-XIII siècles) (Moulins), Pièces Justificatives, XVI, p. XXVII, quoting Archives de l´empire K. 19 2. 

[24] Huillard-Bréholles, J. L. A. (1867) Titres de la Maison ducale de Bourbon (Paris), Tome I, 1E, p. 1. 

[25] Ragut, M. C. (ed.) (1864) Cartulaire de Saint-Vincent de Mâcon (Mâcon), 13, p. 11. 

[26] Le Prévost, A. (1845) Orderici Vitalis Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ (Paris) ("Orderic Vitalis (Prévost)"), Vol. III, Liber VIII, XXVII, p. 446. 

[27] Orderic Vitalis (Prévost), Vol. III, Liber VIII, XXVII, p. 446. 

[28] Varin, P. (1844) Archives législatives de la ville de Reims (Paris) Seconde Partie, Statuts, Vol. I, p. 89. 

[29] Historiæ Anglicanæ Scriptores X (1652), Radulphus de Diceto, Abbreviationes Chronicorum, col. 508. 

[30] Historiæ Anglicanæ Scriptores X (1652), Radulphus de Diceto, Abbreviationes Chronicorum, col. 508. 

[31] Richemond, E. (1908) Recherches généalogiques sur la famille des seigneurs de Nemours du XII au XV siècle (Fontainebleau), Vol. I, Pièces justificatives, XXV, p. xxx. 

[32] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 873. 

[33] L'abbé Lebeuf (1855) Mémoires concernant l'histoire civile et ecclésiastique d'Auxerre et de son ancient diocese (Auxerre) (“Histoire d´Auxerre”), Tome IV, 212, p. 122. 

[34] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Obituaire du xii siècle, p. 52.       

[35] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Nécrologe du XII siècle, p. 52.       

[36] Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Obituaire du xii siècle, p. 52.        

[37] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 905. 

[38] Chronicon Lemovicensi S. Martini, RHGF XVIII, p. 240. 

[39] La Thaumassière, G. T. de (1679) Les anciennes et nouvelles coûtumes locales de Berry (Bourges), p. 726. 

[40] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1232, MGH SS XXIII, p. 930. 

[41] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 873. 

[42] Gaufredi Prioris Vosiensis, Pars Altera Chronici Lemovicensis XXIV, RHGF XVIII, p. 220. 

[43] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 873. 

[44] Obituaires de Sens Tome I.1, Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris, p. 230.       

[45] RHGF, Tome XXIII, Scripta de Feodem ad Regem spectantibus, 294, p. 670. 

[46] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 874. 

[47] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, col. 61. 

[48] Kerrebrouck (2000), p. 453, citing Estournet, G. ‘Les chevaliers de Donjon’, Annales de la Société historique et archéologique du Gâtinais 38 (1926), pp. 29-64, 75-135 [not yet consulted].  

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[50] La Saussaye, C. (1615) Annales ecclesiæ Aurelianensis (Paris), I, p. 487, citing Historia Ecclesiæ Bituricensis (no precise citation reference). 

[51] La Saussaye (1615), I, p. 487, citing Historia Ecclesiæ Bituricensis (no precise citation reference). 

[52] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1196, MGH SS XXIII, p. 874. 

[53] Acta Sanctorum, Jan I, Vita S. Guilielmi Archiepiscopi Bituricensis, Alia Vita, p. 636. 

[54] Acta Sanctorum, Jan I, p. 639 footnote a. 

[55] Gallia Christiana, Tome II, cols. 60-61. 

[56] La Saussaye (1615), I, p. 487, citing Historia Ecclesiæ Bituricensis (no precise citation reference). 

[57] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1209, MGH SS XXIII, p. 889. 

[58] Baluze, S. (1708) Histoire généalogique de la maison d´Auvergne (Paris) ("Baluze (1708) Auvergne"), Tome II, p. 254. 

[59] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1217, MGH SS XXIII, p. 905. 

[60] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1232, MGH SS XXIII, p. 930. 

[61] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1234, MGH SS XXIII, p. 936. 

[62] La Thaumassière (1679), p. 122. 

[63] Archives départementales de la Haute-Vienne, 5 F. Inventaire sommaire par Jean de Cessac, 1887, K 9, Aubignac, 8, available at <http://www.archives-hautevienne.com/inventaires/inventaire_detail_popup.php4?idInventaire=251> (22 Oct 2010). 

[64] Rochechouart, Comte L. de (1859) Histoire de la maison de Rochechouart (Paris), Tome I, p. 106, quoting (in translation) Archives de la vicomté de Rochechouart, carton: Pièces historiques, Recueil de D. Villevieille. 

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

[66] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, p. 289. 

[67] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, copies of Dom Vieilleville´s extracts from archives, p. 291, citing "Archives du vicomté de Rochechouart, carton 2e, Partages".  [Margaret Schooling]

[68] Rochechouart (1859), Tome II, p. 291. 

[69] Rochechouart (1859), Tome I, p. 123, quoting (in translation) Recueil de D. Villevieille. 

[70] Doniol, H. (ed.) (1863) Cartulaire de Saint-Julien de Brioude (Clermont Ferrand/Paris), 334, p. 338. 

[71] Brioude 140, p. 155. 

[72] Brioude 108, p. 124. 

[73] Bernard, A. and Bruel, A. (eds.) (1876-1903) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny ( Paris) Tome I 792, p. 743. 

[74] Brioude 336, p. 341. 

[75] Cluny Tome II, 1525, p. 574. 

[76] Doniol, H. (ed.) (1864) Cartulaire de Sauxillanges (Clermont, Paris) 179, p. 160. 

[77] Brioude 331, p. 335. 

[78] Brioude 331, p. 335. 

[79] Sauxillanges, 402, quoted in Settipani (2004), p. 317. 

[80] Vic, Dom C. de and Dom Vaissete (1840) Histoire Générale de Languedoc 2nd Edn. (Paris), Tome II, p. 513

[81] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 2nd Edn. Tome II, p. 514

[82] Histoire Générale de Languedoc 2nd Edn. Tome II, p. 514

[83] Sauxillanges, 794, p. 350. 

[84] Sauxillanges, 794, p. 350. 

[85] Sauxillanges, 613 bis, p. 445. 

[86] Collino, G. (ed.) (1908) Le carte della prevostura d´Oulx (Pinerolo) ("Oulx"), CXXVIII, p. 133. 

[87] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1199, MGH SS XXIII, p. 877. 

[88] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1198, MGH SS XXIII, p. 877. 

[89] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 78. 

[90] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1227, MGH SS XXIII, p. 919. 

[91] Obituarium Lugdunensis, Pièces justificatives, 36, p. 209. 

[92] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1234, MGH SS XXIII, p. 934. 

[93] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 76. 

[94] Baluze (1708) Auvergne, Tome II, p. 82. 

[95] Guigue, M.-C. (ed.) (1867) Obituarium Lugdunensis ecclesiæ (Lyon) ("Obituarium Lugdunensis"), Pièces justificatives, 36, p. 209. 

[96] Cluny, Tome VI, 4736, p. 250. 

[97] Valbonnais, Marquis de (1722) Histoire de Dauphiné (Geneva), Tome I, QQ, p. 193. 

[98] Cluny, Tome II, 1429, p. 485. 

[99] Marchegay, P. and Salmon, A. (eds.) (1856) Chroniques d'Anjou Tome I (Paris), Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, p. 75. 

[100] Chevalier, U. (ed.) (1884) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Chaffre du Monastier et Chronique de Saint-Pierre du Puy (Montbéliard, Paris) (“Saint-Chaffre”), Chronicon Monasterii Sancti Petri Aniciensis, CCCCXII, p. 152, and CCCCXV, p. 153. 

[101] Broussillon, B. de (ed.) (1903) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Aubin d'Angers (Paris) (“Angers Saint-Aubin”) Tome I, 2, p. 4. 

[102] Chronica de Gesta Consulum Andegavorum, Chroniques d'Anjou, p. 75. 

[103] Germer-Durand, E. (ed.) (1874) Cartulaire du chapitre de l´église cathédrale Notre-Dame de Nîmes (834-1156) (Nîmes) ("Nîmes Notre-Dame") CXX, p. 189. 

[104] Cluny Tome III, 2788, p. 811.   

[105] Giraud, M. (1856) Essai historique sur l´abbaye de Saint-Barnard et sur la ville de Romans,1ère partie, Preuves (Lyon) Cartulaire de l´église de Saint-Barnard de Romans ("Romans (1856)"), 169, p. 175. 

[106] Saint-Chaffre CCCCXXV, p. 161. 

[107] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1219, MGH SS XXIII, p. 909. 

[108] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1219, MGH SS XXIII, p. 909. 

[109] Archives départementales de la Haute-Vienne, 5 F. Inventaire sommaire par Jean de Cessac, 1887, K 9, Aubignac, 8. 

[110] Adémar de Chabannes III, 25, p. 147. 

[111] Richard, A. (1903) Histoire des Comtes de Poitou (Princi Negue, republished 2003) Tome I, p. 150. 

[112] Adémar de Chabannes III, 25, p. 146. 

[113] ´Documents pour l´histoire de l´église de Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers´, Mémoires de la société des antiquaires de l´ouest, année 1847 (Poitiers, 1848) ("Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers"), XIX, p. 23. 

[114] Richard, A. (ed.) (1886) Chartes et documents pour servir à l'histoire de l'abbaye de Saint-Maixent, Archives historiques du Poitou Tome XVI (Poitiers) ("Saint-Maixent, Vol. I"), XX, p. 32. 

[115] Saint-Maixent Vol. I, XXIII, p. 35. 

[116] Saint-Maixent Vol. I, XXXIII, p. 48. 

[117] Richard (1903) Tome I, p. 105 footnote 49 (continuation from p. 104). 

[118] Ademari Historiorum III.25, MGH SS IV, p. 127. 

[119] Ex Chronico Gaufredi Vosiensis, 41, RHGF XII, p. 425. 

[120] Champeval, J. B. (ed.) (1901) Cartulaire de l´abbaye d´Uzerche (Corrèze) (Tulle) ("Uzerche"), 134, p. 154. 

[121] Uzerche, 31, p. 60. 

[122] Font Réaulx, J. de (ed.) 'Sancti Stephani Lemovicensis Cartularium', Bulletin de la société archéologique et historique du Limousin Tome LXIX (1922) (“Limoges Saint-Etienne”), CXXXIV, p. 145. 

[123] Adémar de Chabannes III, 35, p. 157. 

[124] Richard (1903), Vol. II, p. 54. 

[125] Uzerche, 347, p. 203. 

[126] Uzerche, 348, p. 204. 

[127] Uzerche, 61, p. 110. 

[128] Richard (1903), Vol. II, pp. 52-3. 

[129] Uzerche, 575, p. 292. 

[130] Uzerche, 432, p. 247. 

[131] Uzerche, 420, p. 238. 

[132] Limoges Saint-Etienne, XXVI, p. 51. 

[133] Uzerche, 435, p. 248. 

[134] RHGF XII, p. 422 footnote a. 

[135] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

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

[137] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

[138] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

[139] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

[140] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

[141] Limoges Saint-Etienne, LIV, p. 73. 

[142] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1218, MGH SS XXIII, p. 907. 

[143] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1228, MGH SS XXIII, p. 922. 

[144] Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1228, MGH SS XXIII, p. 922.