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INTRODUCTION. 3

Chapter 1.                COMTES de BLOIS. 5

A.         COMTES de BLOIS [830]-early 10th CENTURY.. 5

B.         COMTES de BLOIS [943]-1218. 8

C.        COMTES de BLOIS 1218-1397 (AVESNES, CHÂTILLON) 45

D.        VICOMTES de BLOIS (10th-11th CENTURIES) 49

E.         VICOMTES de BLOIS (SEIGNEURS de LISLE en VENDÔMOIS) 53

Chapter 2.                COMTES de BOURGES. 56

A.         COMTES de BOURGES.. 56

B.         VICOMTES de BOURGES.. 57

C.        SEIGNEURS de MEHUN.. 60

D.        SEIGNEURS de MONFAUCON [en BERRY] 65

E.         SEIGNEURS de SAINT-PALAIS.. 68

F.         SEIGNEURS de VIERZON.. 71

Chapter 3.                COMTES de CHARTRES. 79

A.         COMTES de CHARTRES.. 79

B.         VICOMTES de CHARTRES (BRETEUIL) 80

C.        VICOMTES de CHARTRES (PUISET) 87

D.        VIDAMES de CHARTRES.. 96

E.         SEIGNEURS d’ALLUYES.. 118

F.         SEIGNEURS de COURVILLE.. 122

G.        SEIGNEURS de GALLARDON.. 129

H.        SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-ARNAUD.. 146

I.      SEIGNEURS de LEVES.. 153

J.         SEIGNEURS de MONTMIRAIL (GOËT) 172

K.         VICOMTES de MOULINS.. 176

Chapter 4.                COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN. 177

A.         COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN.. 177

B.         VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 967-1080. 179

C.        VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1080-1250. 183

D.        SEIGNEURS de FRETEVAL. 197

E.         SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-BERNARD.. 220

F.         SEIGNEURS de MONTIGNY.. 222

Chapter 5.                COMTES de GÂTINAIS. 237

A.         COMTES de GÂTINAIS.. 237

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAU-LANDON.. 240

C.        VICOMTES de CHÂTEAU-LANDON.. 246

D.        VICOMTES de FESSARD.. 249

E.         SEIGNEURS de MILLY [en-GÂTINAIS] 253

F.         SEIGNEURS de NEMOURS.. 260

G.        SIRES de VILLEBEON.. 272

Chapter 6.                ORLEANS. 277

A.         VICOMTES d'ORLEANS.. 277

B.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON [sur-LOING], SEIGNEURS de GIEN.. 282

C.        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-GONDON.. 287

D.        SIRES de SULLY.. 290

E.         SIRES de SULLY (CHAMPAGNE-BLOIS) 293

Chapter 7.                COMTES de SANCERRE. 303

Chapter 8.                COMTES de TOURS. 309

A.         COMTES de TOURS.. 310

B.         VICOMTES de TOURS.. 310

C.        SEIGNEURS d'AMBOISE.. 311

D.        SEIGNEURS de BAUGENCY.. 322

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHAUMONT-sur-LOIRE.. 330

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

As in the case of the northern part of France, the central part of the country experienced little political unity throughout the medieval period.  The nobility shown here under "Central France" is therefore grouped together mainly for geographical convenience. 

 

The area lies to the south of Paris, bordered to the west by the counties of Anjou and Maine, to the south by the county of Poitou and duchy of Aquitaine, and to the east by the county of Champagne and the duchy of Burgundy.  It represented a jurisdictional middle ground within these mainly stable counties and duchies which, from early Merovingian times, was sliced along different lines by the competing members of the dynasty.  After the death in 511 of King Clovis I, the area achieved political unity for the only time in its history as part of the larger territory which fell to his son King Chlodomer who established his capital at Orléans and controlled most of the lower Loire valley from the coast, including Tours, Chartres, Sens and Auxerre[1].  This unity was short-lived as, after Chlodomer was killed in 524, his brothers divided his territories between themselves.  The central area, covering Tours, Orléans and the future county of Blois, was amalgamated with the northern territories ruled by King Childebert from Paris, while the eastern part was linked to Burgundy under King Theoderich.  At the 561 partition after the death of King Clotaire, the border changed, the western part of the area, which mainly consisted of Blois, remained with the kingdom of Paris under King Charibert while Orléans was joined to the Burgundian kingdom ruled by King Gontran[2].  These divisions were perpetuated with the establishment of the definitive boundaries of the kingdoms of Austrasia and Neustria, with the additional change by which the area to the south of Orléans was incorporated into Neustria.  With the Carolingian partition under the treaty of Verdun in 843 the whole area was firmly within the kingdom of the West Franks. 

 

These partitions echo the experience of the northern part of France, and also that of the area covered by the future county of Champagne.  It is suggested that this early failure to establish political cohesion had a profound effect on the later development of all these areas, contrasting sharply with the relative stability and sense of regional unity which was achieved by other parts of France during the middle medieval period.  Another factor which applied particularly in the case of central France was the division of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, which inevitably had political repercussions.  Ecclesiastical power was split three ways in the area.  Tours fell within the archbishopric of the same name.  The bishoprics of Blois and Orléans were within the province of Sens, while the archbishopric of Bourges retained control over the territory around that town.   

 

The counties covered in this part of central France were Chartres and Châteaudun in the north-west and, in the southern part from west to east, Blois, Bourges, Tours, Orléans, Gâtinais, and Sancerre.  The history of each county developed in markedly different ways, as discussed in more detail in the introductions to each chapter of the present document.  The county of Blois remained in the same family from the early 10th to the early 13th centuries.  The family expanded its territories to include the counties of Tours, Chartres and Châteaudun in the mid-10th century.  They acquired Sancerre in the early 11th century, although this was split off in 1152 to provide an appanage for a junior branch of the family.  The acquisition by the counts of Blois of the county of Troyes, some time in the 1020s, represented the start of a shift in their centre of activities towards the area of Champagne.  In 1231, the county of Blois was inherited by the Seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne, who were already also counts of Saint-Pol in northern France.  The history of the county of Bourges has not been traced after the mid-9th century, but it is supposed that it was incorporated into the domaine royale at an early stage.  The geographically extensive county of Orléans, at the heart of the area, was incorporated into the domaine royale of the Capetian kings with the accession of Hugues "Capet" in 987[3].  The counts of Gâtinais inherited the county of Anjou in 1067, an unforeseen result of a dynastic marriage in [1035].  However, Gâtinais was transferred to the domaine royale shortly afterwards, as a result of the war between the brothers Geoffroy III "le Barbu" Comte d'Anjou and Foulques IV "le Rechin"[4]

 

Other families set out in this document include the Sires de Sully, whose lordship passed by marriage in the early 12th century to a collateral line of the counts of Blois, the Seigneurs d’Amboise whose territory lay within the county of Tours, the Seigneurs de Fréteval within the county of Chartres, the Seigneurs de Baugency within the county of Orléans, the Seigneurs de Château-Landon and the Vicomtes de Fessard whose territories originally were fiefdoms of the county of Gâtinais, and the Seigneurs de Vierzon whose territory lay within the former county of Bourges. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de BLOIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de BLOIS [830]-early 10th CENTURY

 

 

The county of Blois was one of the few counties whose counts can be identified from the reign of Emperor Louis I.  From the early 10th to the early 13th centuries, it became hereditary within the same family.  In the mid-10th century, this family expanded its territories to include the counties of Tours, Chartres and Châteaudun.  It acquired Sancerre in the early 11th century, although this was split off in 1152 to provide an appanage for a junior branch of the family.  The acquisition by the counts of Blois of the county of Troyes, some time in the 1020s, represented the start of a shift in their centre of activities towards the area of Champagne.  In 1231, the county of Blois was inherited by the Seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne, who were already also counts of Saint-Pol in northern France. 

 

Guillaume is the first recorded comte de Blois, probably being appointed to the county in [830].  After his death in 834, no record has been found which indicates who succeeded him.  Merlet suggests that Robert "le Fort" was Comte de Blois in about [865][5].  He relies on a charter dated May 865 under which "Le comte Robert" donated "certains biens…situés dans le comté de Blois, dans la viguerie d’Averdon au village dit Gabrium et faisant partie du domaine de Saint-Lubin" to Actard Bishop of Nantes in exchange for other property "situés au même lieu et dépendant aussi du domaine de Saint-Lubin"[6].  However, another possibility is that Robert’s county was the "march of Anjou" to which he had been appointed count some years before (see the document FRANCE CAPETIAN KINGS). 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME, son of --- ([772/90]-killed in battle [Touraine] Jun 834).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was younger than his brother Eudes, which is suggested by the order in which their names appear when named together in primary sources.  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[7]Comte de Blois et Comte de Châteaudun: Merlet cites a charter of Emperor Louis I "le Pieux" dated 19 Nov 832 which confirms that these two territories were administered together at the time, referring to property "quæ est in pago Blisense vel Dunense"[8].  Merlet suggests that, in addition to Blois and Châteaudun, Guillaume administered Chartres as, from the 10th century, all three territories were administered by the same comte and he supposes that the same arrangement already existed in the 9th century (although no primary source exists which confirms this supposition)[9].  Constable: the Vita Hludowici Imperatoris names "in Frantiam Eggebardus comes et Willelmus comes stabuli" in the context of events in 833[10].  A poem by Gosbert is addressed to "Guillelmum Blesensium comitem" refers to him as "Francigenum primo proavis abavisque peralto"[11].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[12].  Merlet suggests that the battle took place in Touraine[13].  The Chronica Rainaldi records that "Odo comes Aurelianensium, Willelmus frater eius comes Blesensium, Guido comes Cenomanensium" died in battle fighting "Lambertum" in 835[14].  It is more likely that this battle took place in 834, assuming that it is correct that Count Lantbert was established in Italy later that year. 

 

2.         EUDES [Odo] (-1 Aug 871).  René Merlet suggests that Eudes was the brother of Robert "le Fort", ancestor of the Capetian dynasty, tracing what appears to be the parallel development of their careers[15]Comte de Châteaudun, later Comte de Troyes.  852/59 and 866/70.  "Karolus…rex" authorised "Dodo…Andecavorum episcopus" and "Odo comes" to exchange land at Angers by charter dated 3 Jul 851[16].  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Wenilo episcopus, Odo et Donatus" as missi in "pago Senonico, Trecasino, Wasteniso, Miliduniso, Morviso, Proviniso, et ini tribus Arcisisis et in duobus Brionensis"[17].  "Karolus…rex" named "Odo…comes [et] predecessoris sui Aledramni…comitis ex comitatu Tricasino" in a charter dated 25 Apr 854 or 855 relating to the abbey of Montéramey[18].  A document of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 21 Mar 858 is subscribed by "Hungarius, Engilramnus, Isembardus, Odo, Osbertus, Ratbodus, Hunfridus, Odalricus, Rhodulfus, Engilschalcus, Herluinus, Hitto"[19]Comte de Blois.  The Annales Fuldenses name "Adalhartus abbas et Oto comes" as missi "ab occidente" in Jul 858[20], the editor of the compilation suggesting that "Oto" was "comes Blesensis"[21]

 

 

1.         --- (-killed in battle [893])Comte de Blois.  Richer records that the previous holder of Blois had been killed fighting “the pirates” (“in bello pyratico”) before King Eudes appointed Ingo as his successor, dated to [893][22].  No indication has been found of his name.  It is not known whether he was appointed comte de Blois immediately after the death of Comte Eudes in 871 or whether there were other individuals who held the castle in the intervening period.  [m [as her first husband,] ---, daughter of --- (-after [895]).  She may have married secondly ([893]) Ingo, son of ---.  As discussed below under Ingo Comte de Blois, one possible interpretation of a passage in Richer is the Ingo married his predecessor’s widow.] 

 

 

1.         INGO (-[895])Comte de Blois.  Richer records that King Eudes granted “castrum...Blesum” to “Ingonem” after the holder of the castle had been killed fighting “the pirates” (“in bello pyratico”), dated to [893], but that he died two years later from infected wounds[23]m [as her second husband,] ---, [widow of ---,], daughter of --- (-after [895]).  The name of Ingo’s wife is not known.  Richer records that, after granted him the castle of Blois, King Eudes arranged the marriage of Ingo to “eius quoque uxorem derelictam[24].  In this passage, it is unclear to whom “eius” was intended to refer.  It seems that there are two possibilities.  Firstly, it could relate to the widow of the previous holder of the castle whose death is recorded in the previous sentence.  In that case “derelicto” would have been used in the sense of widow “left” as a result of the death of her husband.  Secondly, it could refer to the king himself, in which case “derelicto” would have been used in the sense of repudiated.  The first case appears more likely as primary sources name Theoderada as the wife of King Eudes and record her second marriage to Otto after the death of the king (see the document FRANCE, CAPETIAN KINGS).  Ingo & his wife had one child: 

a)         GERLO ([894/95]-).  Richer records the death of “Ingonem” leaving “Gerlonem filium parvum” who inherited Blois under the joint guardianship of his mother and of another tutor appointed by the king[25]Comte de Blois.  Gerlo presumably died soon afterwards if it is correct, as shown below, that Robert was Comte de Blois in 902. 

 

 

1.         ROBERT (-after Nov 902)Comte de BloisComte de Tours.  "Roberti comitis" subscribed the charter dated Nov 902 under which "Warnegaudi vicecomitis et uxoris eius Helenæ" donated property[26]

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BLOIS [943]-1218

 

 

1.         THIBAUT [Tetbald] [I] "l'Ancien", son of --- (-[944], bur Tours Saint-Martin).  [Comte de Chartres: Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "Tetboldus comes" threatened “Hastingus” into selling “Carnotenam urbem” to him, after which Hasting became a pilgrim and disappeared (“peregre profectus disparuit”)[27], maybe dated to [900], an earlier passage recording that Hasting held Chartres presumably from “Rainaldus totius Franciæ dux” who had sent him to negotiate unsuccessfully with Rollo.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hastingo" sold "civitate Carnoto" to "Turonensi comiti Theobaldo" in 904[28].  The accuracy of these two reports is uncertain as it is unclear whether Hasting ever was comte de Chartres.]  Vicomte de Tours: "Domni Fulconis Andecavorum comitis, Tedbaldi Turonorum vicecomitis" subscribed the charter dated 30 Oct 909 under which the testamentary executors of "domni Gauzuini" donated property to Saint-Martin de Tours[29].  "…Tetbaldi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter of "Hugo rector abbatiæ sancti Martini" relating to Tours Saint-Martin dated 931[30].  The identity of the husband of Richilde, and father of Thibaut [II] and Richard, is confirmed by the charter dated to [944] under which "le comte Thibault père de Thibault" relinquished rights relating to "les terres de Vancé, de Joué, de Martigny et de Berthenay" to Tours Saint-Martin and paid for his future burial in the abbey[31]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms this first marriage has not yet been identified.  It is likely that the only indication is provided by the charter, dated to [980], under which “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)[32].  This charter confirms that Richildis was the mother of Richard and that Richard was the brother of Thibaut [II].  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.  m secondly RICHILDIS, daughter of ---.  Richildis is named as second wife of Thibaut in Europäische Stammtafeln[33] but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.  The charter, dated to [980], under which “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)[34] confirms that Richildis was the mother of Richard and that Richard was the brother of Thibaut.  However, it provides no indication of the name of their father and therefore of Richildis’s husband.  Comte Thibaut & his [first] wife had one child:

a)         THIBAUT [II] ([910]-16 Jan [975/77]).  "Le comte Thibault père de Thibault" relinquished rights relating to "les terres de Vancé, de Joué, de Martigny et de Berthenay" to Tours Saint-Martin and paid for his future burial in the abbey by charter dated to [944][35].  He succeeded [his father] in [944] as THIBAUT I "le Tricheur" Comte de Blois, Vicomte de Tours. 

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Comte Thibaut & his second wife had two children:

b)         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][36].  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. 

c)         daughter .  The Chronicle of Nantes records the marriage of "Alanus dux" and "Theobaldum comitem Blesensem…sorore sua"[37].  Given the date of her marriage, and assuming that the estimated birth date of her brother Thibaut [II] is correct as shown above, it is probable that this daughter was born from her father's supposed second marriage.  The Chronicle of Nantes records the marriage of "Theobaldus comes Blesensis…sororem suam relictam Alani Barbætortæ ducis" and "Fulconi comiti Andegavensi"[38]m firstly (before [949/51]) [as his second wife,] ALAIN II Duke of Brittany, son of MATHEDOI [Matuedo] Comte de Poher & his wife --- de Bretagne (in Brittany [before 919]-952).  m secondly (after 952) as his second wife, FOULQUES II Comte d'Anjou, son of FOULQUES I "le Roux" Comte d'Anjou & his wife Roscille de "Loches" ([920]-11 Nov 958). 

 

 

THIBAUT [II] de Blois, son of THIBAUT [I] "l'Ancien" Vicomte de Tours & his first wife --- ([910]-16 Jan [975/77]).  "Le comte Thibault père de Thibault" relinquished rights relating to "les terres de Vancé, de Joué, de Martigny et de Berthenay" to Tours Saint-Martin and paid for his future burial in the abbey by charter dated to [944][39].  “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][40].  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 his mother and that therefore the brothers were born from different marriages of the same father.  He succeeded [his father] in [944] as THIBAUT I "le Tricheur" Comte de Blois, Vicomte de Tours.  He dominated Brittany as guardian of his nephew Drogo, after the death of his brother-in-law Alain II Duke of Brittany in 952[41].  The Gesta Normannorum records that he plotted against Richard I Comte [de Normandie], who defeated Thibaut’s forces in [955] after the French captured Evreux[42].  "Domnus Tetbaldus comes Turonis" withdrew his claims to a serf in favour of the monks of Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated 957, signed by "domni Tetbaldi comitis, Tetbaldi filii ipsius…Alberici Aurelianensium vicecomitis…"[43].  "Teutbaldi comitis, Teutbaldi junioris, Gausfredi comitis, Hugonis comitis Cenomannorum…" subscribed the charter dated Sep 960 under which "Aremburgis" donated property to Saint-Florent de Saumur[44].  He gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun in [960], and became the vassal of Lothaire King of the West Franks in 963.  He was excommunicated by Odalric Archbishop of Reims in 964 for taking Coucy and other estates from the archbishopric[45].  Seigneur de Chino, de Saumur et de Baugency.  A charter dated May 974 records a donation by "comes Teutbaldus" to Saint-Florent de Saumur[46]

m ([943/44]) as her second husband, LUITGARDIS de Vermandois, widow of GUILLAUME I “Longuespée” Comte [de Normandie], daughter of HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois [Carolingian] & his wife Adela [Capet] (before 925-14 Nov after 985, bur Chartres, Abbaye de Saint-Père).  Rodulfus Glauber refers to the wife of Comte Guillaume as "sororem [Heribertum Trecorum comitem]", specifying that she was childless by her first husband, when recording her second marriage to "Tetbaldus"[47].  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum refers to the wife of "Tetbaudi comitis" as "sorore Herberti Trecorum comitis"[48].  "Theobaldi comitis…Ledgardis comitisse" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père, although the relationship between the two is not specified[49].  "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…"[50].  “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][51].  "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"[52].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" of "Letgardis comitissa"[53]

Comte Thibaut I & his wife had five children:

1.         THIBAUT de Blois (-killed in battle [Sep 960/962]).  "Domnus Tetbaldus comes Turonis" withdrew his claims to a serf in favour of the monks of Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated 957, signed by "domni Tetbaldi comitis, Tetbaldi filii ipsius…Alberici Aurelianensium vicecomitis…"[54].  "Teutbaldi comitis, Teutbaldi junioris, Gausfredi comitis, Hugonis comitis Cenomannorum…" subscribed the charter dated Sep 960 under which "Aremburgis" donated property to Saint-Florent de Saumur[55]

2.         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[56]Archbishop of Bourges 969.  The Annales Masciacenses record the ordination in 969 of “Ugo in...sede Biturigensium...archiepiscopus[57].  "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…"[58].  "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"[59].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Non Jan” of “Hugo Bituricensis archiepiscopus et canonicus Sanctæ Mariæ[60].  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"[61].  “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[62]

3.         EUDES de Blois (-Châteaudun [12 Feb/4 Jul][63] 995, bur Tours, Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Marmoutier).  "Odonis comitis filii Theobaldi comitis" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père[64].  Rodulfus Glaber names "Odo…filius Tetbaldi Carnotensis cognomento fallacis", recording that he was "chief among the rebels…who rebelled against the king [Robert I] from positions that should have made them humble"[65].  Rodulfus Glauber names "Odonem" son of "Tetbaldus [et] sororem [Heribertum Trecorum comitem]"[66].  Ademar names "Odonis Campanensis" as brother of "Emma", mother of Guillaume Duke of Aquitaine[67].  Odalric Archbishop of Reims granted him Coucy after recovering it from Eudes's father[68].  He succeeded his father as EUDES I Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Tours, de Beauvais et de Dreux.  "Odo comes…" signed a charter dated Feb 977 of Chartres Saint-Père[69].  "Odoni comitis…" signed a charter dated Oct 977 relating to Bourgeuil[70].  "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…"[71].  Seigneur de Chinon et de Saumur.  A letter of Gerbert dated 983 records that "Heriberti Trecassini et Oddonis comitis filii Tedbaldi" were enemies of "Adelbero Remonis archiepiscopus"[72], while a letter dated to mid-985 records that "Ottonem, Heribertum" made peace with the archbishop[73].  “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[74].  A letter of Gerbert dated to [late 986/early 987] records that "O et Heribertus comites" were part of the council of Emma Queen of France[75].  It is assumed that "Oddonis/Ottonem/O" all refer to the same person.  "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron by charter dated 989 subscribed by "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco"[76].  Rodolfus Glaber records his place of burial when stating that his son Eudes II was buried next to his father[77]m ([978/80]) as her first husband, BERTHE of Burgundy, daughter of CONRAD I “le Pacifique” King of Burgundy [Welf] & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian] ([964/965]-16 Jan after 1010).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Berta filia Conradi regis Burgundiæ" wife of "Odone comite Carnotensium"[78]Rodulfus Glauber names "Odo natus ex filia Chuonradi regis Austrasiorum, Berta nomine"[79]"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"[80].  “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[81].  A charter dated 996 records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[82].  She married secondly ([late 996/early 997], divorced [1003/05]) as his second wife, Robert II King of France.  Richer records that King Robert married "Berta Odonis uxor"[83].  “Berta...regina cum filiis meis Tetbaldo...episcopo nec non Odoni comitis” donated tonlieu over boats at Blois to Marmoutier by undated charter[84].  "Bertæ reginæ, Odonis comitis filii eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[85].  "Odonis comitis, Ermengardis uxoris eius, Bertæ reginæ…" subscribed the charter dated after 1005 under which "comitem Odonem" donated property "in comitatu Dunensi…Boscus Medius" to "Sancti Petri"[86].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Feb" of "Berta mater Odonis comitis"[87].  Comte Eudes I & his wife had [six] children:

a)         [ROBERT (-[989/95]).  "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco" subscribed the charter dated 989 under which "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron[88].  Lex suggests that this document was a 12th century falsification and that this supposed eldest son Robert did not exist[89].  This position is supported by the charter dated to [986] under which “Odo comes” restored “villam...Culturas” to Marmoutier, for the souls of “...domini Hugonis archiepiscopi, cujus ibi corpus...jacet”, subscribed by “Berte comitissæ uxoris eius, majoris filii eius Teutboldi, filii eius Odonis adhuc in cunabulo[90].  An alternative explanation is that "Rotberti filii eius" was the son of the donor, not of "Odonis comitis" whose name immediately precedes his.] 

b)         THIBAUT de Blois ([979/81]-11 Jul 1004, bur Chartres Saint-Père).  “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[91].  "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco" subscribed the charter dated 989 under which "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron[92].  He succeeded his father in 995 as THIBAUT II Comte de Blois.  A charter dated 996 records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[93].  He resigned in favour of his younger brother and became a priest.  “Berta...regina cum filiis meis Tetbaldo...episcopo nec non Odoni comitis” donated tonlieu over boats at Blois to Marmoutier by undated charter[94].  His bishopric has not yet been identified.  A charter dated to before 1024 records that "comes Tedbaldus" was buried "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[95]

c)         EUDES de Blois ([982/83]-15 Nov 1037).  “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[96].  He succeeded his brother as EUDES II Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Tours, de Beauvais. 

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d)         AGNES de Blois .  "La reine Berthe et ses enfants Thibaud, Eudes et Agnès" confirmed a donation to Bourgeuil by Emma Ctss de Poitiers dated Sep 1001[97].  A charter dated to before 1024 records that "Odonis comitis, Bertæ matris suæ, Agnetis filiæ ipsius" subscribed a charter dated to before 1024 recording a donation to Chartres Saint-Père "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[98].  [A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Wido…comes de Thoarcio, vicecomitis Ebles filius" married "Agnete" who brought him "terram…de Salmuriaco" from "Odone patre comite Turonensi"[99].  It should be noted that these vicomtes de Thouars cannot be fitted into the family which has been reconstructed from other primary sources and is shown in the document POITOU.  The accuracy of this chronicle is therefore open to doubt.  m GUY Vicomte de Thouars, son of EBLES Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Altrude de Limoges.] 

e)         THIERRY de Blois (-[996/Sep 1101], bur Chartres Saint-Père).  A charter dated to before 1024 records that "comes Tedbaldus" was buried "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[100]

f)          LANDRY de Blois (-after 27 Sep 1007).  A charter of Robert II King of France dated 1007 confirmed the properties of "ecclesia B. Mariæ Bellimontis…sita a castro Patris Martini" near Tours including the donation of "Liuziam" [Luzé] with the consent of "Odonis comitis et fratris sui Landrici"[101]

4.         EMMA de Blois ([953]-1 Aug, 1004 or later).  The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the marriage of "Willelmum" (son of "Willelmo Capite stupæ") and "filiam Tetbaldi Campenensis…Emmam"[102].  The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "filiam Tetbaudi Campanensis…Emmam sive Emelinam" as the wife of "Willelmu duce…Caput Stupæ…filium eius Willelmum"[103].  She inherited property near Vernon in eastern Normandy from her mother which she gave to the abbey of Bourgueil in Aquitaine[104].  Her dowry in 968 was Chinon.  "Vuillelmus dux Aquitanorum" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély for the soul of "…uxore mea Emma…" by charter dated [971][105].  She fled Poitou between 976 and 988 because of the adulterous behaviour of her husband[106].  "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…"[107].  "Willelmus Aquitanorum comes et dux et uxor mea Hemma et filius noster equivocus Willelmus" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated Dec 992[108].  "Emme matris eius" subscribed the donation by "Willelmus dux Aquitanorum" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [990/1004][109].  She confirmed her son's 27 Dec 1003 donation of Bretignolle to the Abbey of Bourgueil, but according to Richard she was still alive when her first grandson was born in 1004[110].  A necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "Kal Aug" of "Emma comitissa, Burgulii"[111]m ([968]) GUILLAUME IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME II Comte de Poitou], son of GUILLAUME III “Tête d'Etoupes” Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME I Comte de Poitou] & his wife Adela [Gerloc] [de Normandie] ([937]-Saint-Maixent 995 after May, bur Abbaye de Saint-Maixent). 

 

 

EUDES de Blois, son of EUDES I Comte de Blois & his wife Berthe de Bourgogne [Welf] ([982/83]-killed in battle Commercy 15 Nov 1037, bur Tours, Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Marmoutier).  “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[112].  "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco" subscribed the charter dated 989 under which "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron[113].  A charter dated 996 records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[114].  He succeeded his brother in [1004] as EUDES II Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun et de Tours.  “Berta...regina cum filiis meis Tetbaldo...episcopo nec non Odoni comitis” donated tonlieu over boats at Blois to Marmoutier by undated charter[115].  "Bertæ reginæ, Odonis comitis filii eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[116].  Rodulfus Glaber records that "secundus Odo filius…prioris Odonis" seized all the estates of "Stephanus comes Trecorum et Meldorum, Heriberti filius" after the latter died without an heir[117].  Comte de Sancerre, Seigneur de Chinon et de Saumur.  Guillaume de Jumièges records that Comte Eudes refused to return the castle of Dreux to Richard II Duke of Normandy after the death of his first wife[118].  Rodulfus Glaber refers to the "perpetual quarrels and frequent wars" between "secundus Odo filius…prioris Odonis" and Foulques III Comte d'Anjou[119].  "Odonis…comitis" [Eudes II Comte de Blois] donated part of the county of Beauvais to "Rogerius sanctæ Belvacensis sedis…pontifex", recorded in the charter dated 1015, confirmed by Robert II King of France[120].  The Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records that, after fleeing Sens in 1016, Renaud [II] Comte de Sens sought refuge with “Odonem Comitem” (presumably Eudes II Comte de Blois) with whom he built “castrum Monsteriolum…super Sequanæ fluvium” (Montereau)[121].  "Odo comes filius [Odonis comitis]" confirmed a donation of his father by charter dated to [1032/37], subscribed by "Tetbaldi filii eius, matris eius Ermengardis…Hervei vicecomitis"[122].  Rodulfus Glauber records the challenge by "Odo natus ex filia Chuonradi regis Austrasiorum, Berta nomine" to the accession by Emperor Konrad II to the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of his maternal uncle Rudolf III King of Burgundy[123]Herimannus names "Odo sororis eiusdem [=Roudolfus, ignavus Burgundiæ regulus] filium, princeps Gallicæ Campaniæ" when recording his challenge to the succession of Emperor Konrad II to the kingdom of Burgundy in 1032[124].  After the emperor agreed an alliance with Henri I King of France, comte Eudes besieged Toul but was forced to retreat by the emperor who arrived in the town 20 Aug 1033.  In Spring 1034, he ravaged the Meuse valley.  Eudes captured Bar 14 Nov 1037, intending to continue to Aix-la-Chapelle where he would declare himself emperor.  The Annales Sangallenses record the battle between "Gozelinum et Uotonem comittibus" in 1037 in which Comte Eudes was defeated and killed[125].  His forces were defeated at Commercy where Comte Eudes was killed[126].  Rodolfus Glaber records his place of burial[127].  The necrology of Saint-Cloud records the death "XII Kal Dec" of "Odo palacii comes"[128].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Dec" of "Odo palatii comes"[129].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XVII Kal Dec" of "Odo, Manasses, Euzuinus, Dudo comites ante Bar castrum prelio interempti"[130]

m firstly ([1003/04]) MATHILDE de Normandie, daughter of RICHARD I "Sans-peur" Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora --- (-[1005]).  Guillaume of Jumièges names “Emma...secunda Hadvis...tertia Mathildis” as the three daughters of Richard and his wife “Gunnor ex nobilissima Danorum prosapia ortam”, adding that Mathilde married “Odoni comiti” by whom she was childless, a later passage stating that her dowry was “medietatem Dorcasini castri[131].  The same source recounts that this difficulty was the basis for the dispute between Comte Eudes and Duke Richard which escalated into the construction of the château de Tillières (“castrum Tegulense”) {Verneuil, Eure} and Eudes's defeat while attempting to capture it. 

m secondly (1005) ERMENGARDE d'Auvergne, daughter of [GUILLAUME [IV] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Humberge de Brioude] (11 or 12 Mar --- -after 1042).  The Flandria Generosa names "altera Ermengardis comitissa" as daughter of "Ermengardis comitissa Arvenensis", and mother of "Berta comitissa [=de Blois]", when outlining the basis for the consanguinity between Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and [Hawise] de Bretagne, which provided the grounds for the couple's separation[132].  As discussed fully in the document AUVERGNE, less chronological difficulties result if Ermengarde was in fact the daughter of Guillaume [IV] Comte d'Auvergne and his wife Humberge, although this is not without doubt.  The date of Ermengarde's marriage is fixed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "comitissam Turonensem Ermengardem" as wife of "Odonem Campaniensem comitem" when recording in 1005 their joint restoration of "Turonis maioris monasterii"[133].  "Odonis comitis, Ermengardis uxoris eius, Bertæ reginæ…" subscribed the charter dated after 1005 under which "comitem Odonem" donated property "in comitatu Dunensi…Boscus Medius" to "Sancti Petri"[134].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "IV Id Mar" of "Ermengardis comitissa"[135].  The necrology of Pontlevoy records the death "V Id Mar" of "Ermengardis comitissa"[136]

Comte Eudes II & his second wife had four children:

1.         THIBAUT de Blois ([1010]-29/30 Sep 1089).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Tetbaudus et Stephanus" as the two sons of Comte Eudes, specifying that Thibaut succeeded in "Carnotensem et Turonensem"[137].  He succeeded his father in 1037 as THIBAUT III Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Meaux, de Sancerre et de Troyes. 

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2.         ETIENNE de Blois (-19 May [1048]).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Tetbaudus et Stephanus" as the two sons of Comte Eudes, specifying that Etienne succeeded in "Meldensium et Trecassinorum"[138].  Comte de Troyes.   

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3.         BERTHE de Blois (-[11/13] Apr 1085).  The Chronicon Kemperlegiense records that "Alanus filius eius" succeeded "Gauffridus Dux Britanniæ filius Conani filii Iuhaëlis Berengarii" and married "Bertham filiam Odonis Comitis Carnotensis"[139].  The Flandria Generosa names "Berta comitissa" daughter of "altera Ermengardis comitissa", when outlining the basis for the consanguinity between Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and his wife Havise de Bretagne which provided the grounds for the couple's separation[140].  The Actus pontificum Cenomannis records that Bishop Gervais arranged the marriage of "Hugonem…Herberti filium" and "Bertam…Alani Britannorum comitis olim coniugem"[141].  Orderic Vitalis records that "Hugo filius Herberti", after the death of "Alannus Britannorum comes" who was poisoned “a Normannis in Normania”, married “Bertam ipsius relictam, Tedbaldi Blesensium comitis sororem[142].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii which records the death in 1062 of "Herbertus Cenomannensium Comes et frater uterinus Conani ducis"[143].  "Comitis Tedbaldi sorori…Berte" donated property by charter dated 12 May 1069[144].  The Chronicon Britannico records the death in 1084 of "Bertha Comitissa mater Conani"[145].  The Chronicon Britannico Alter records the death in 1085 of "Bertha religiosa Comitissa", stating that she restored "Monasterium S. Melanii"[146].  The Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii records the death in 1085 of "Berthæ comitissæ"[147].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "II Id Apr" of "Berta comitissa"[148].  The Chronicon Kemperlegiensis records the death "Kal Jun" in 1085 of "Bertha Comitissa Britanniæ, mater Conani Ducis, soror Fulconis"[149], although no other record has been found which confirms that Berthe had a brother named Foulques.  m firstly (1018) ALAIN III Duke of Brittany, son of GEOFFROY I Duke of Brittany & his wife Havise de Normandie ([997]-poisoned 1 Oct 1040).  m secondly (after 14 May 1046) HUGUES [IV] Comte du Maine, son of HERBERT [I] "Eveille-chien" Comte du Maine & his wife --- (-26 Mar 1051). 

 

 

THIBAUT de Blois, son of EUDES II Comte de Blois & his second wife Ermengarde d'Auvergne ([1010]-29/30 Sep 1089, bur Epernay).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Tetbaudus et Stephanus" as the two sons of Comte Eudes, specifying that Thibaut succeeded in "Carnotensem et Turonensem"[150].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Theobaldi filii Odonis Campaniensis" when recording that he lost Tours in 1041[151].  "Odo comes filius [Odonis comitis]" confirmed a donation of his father by charter dated to [1032/37], subscribed by "Tetbaldi filii eius, matris eius Ermengardis…Hervei vicecomitis"[152].  He succeeded his father in 1037 as THIBAUT III Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Meaux, de Sancerre et de Troyes.  He lost Beauvais some time after 1037.  Guillaume de Jumièges records that "comitem Tetbaldum" was captured by Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou who extorted the town of Tours from him by force[153].  The Chronica Rainaldi records that "Tetbaldus, filius Odonis comitis" was captured by "Goffrido comite Andecavorum" in 1044 after which the city of Tours surrendered[154].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "II Kal Oct" of "Tebaldus comes Carnotensium"[155].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Theobaldus [filius Odonis]" was buried "apud Spernacum"[156]

m firstly (repudiated 1048) as her first husband, GERSENDE du Maine, daughter of HERIBERT [I] "Euigilans Canis/Eveille-chien" Comte du Maine & his wife ---([1025/35]-).  The Actus pontificum Cenomannis records that "Atho marchisius" left Maine in the hands of "Gaufridi de Meduana", also naming "uxor eiusdem marchisii Garcendis…filia Herberti Cenomannorum…comitis…Evigila Canem" and specifying that she had married firstly "Theobaldo duci Campanie" and that he had repudiated her[157].  She married secondly as his second wife, Alberto Azzo II d'Este.  Orderic Vitalis records that "Hugo filius Herberti" and his wife “Bertam ipsius relictam, Tedbaldi Blesensium comitis sororem” had “filium...Herbertum et tres filias”, of whom one married “Azsoni marchiso Liguriæ” (which would be difficult to sustain chronologically and confuses the children of Hugues [IV] Comte du Maine with his sisters)[158]

[m secondly ([1050/55]) GUNDRADA, daughter of --- (-[1055/60]).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1089 under which “Stephanus comes” donated property to the abbey of Pontlevoy, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis patris mei et matris meæ Gundreæ…[159].  It is assumed that she died soon after giving birth to her son.  Another possibility is that “Gundreæ” in this charter is in fact a distorted transcription of “Gersendæ”, the name of Thibaut’s known first wife.  This cannot be verified unless another primary source emerges which names the mother of Comte Etienne.] 

m [secondly/thirdly] (before 1061) ADELA [Alix], daughter of --- (-12 May [1093/1100], bur Saint-Faron).  "Adeladis comitisse" subscribed the donation to Cluny by "Rotrocus castri Mauritanie comes atque Dunensis castri vicecomes" dated 11 Jan 1078, immediately after "Tetbaldi comitis, Stephani comitis"[160], it being assumed that she was the wife of the former not the latter.  Her parentage is uncertain.  According to the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, "Alaydis soror sancti Symonis" married "comiti Campanie Theobaldo", although Alberic confuses her with her supposed niece Adelais, daughter of Héribert [IV] Comte de Vermandois, saying that she married "Hugoni fratri regis Philippi" after the death of her husband[161].  If Alberic is correct, the [second/third] wife of Comte Thibaut III was Adela [Alix] de Valois, daughter of Raoul [III] de Crépy Comte du Vexin et de Valois & his first wife Aelis de Bar-sur-Aube.  The difficulty with Alberic’s statement is an undated charter, quoted by Acta Sanctorum, under which "Rodulfus comes" [identified as Comte Raoul [III]] donated property to Saint-Rémy, confirmed by "Symonem filium meum, duos quoque generos meos, quos de filiabus meis habeo, id est Heribertum comitem et juvenem…Bartholomeum"[162].  If the wife of Thibaut III Comte de Blois had been another daughter of Comte Raoul [III], it is unclear why Thibaut would have been omitted from this document which appears to indicate clearly that Raoul had only two sons-in-law.  Nevertheless, a close relationship with the family of the comtes de Valois is indicated by a charter dated to [1077/81] under which "Teobaudus comes palatinus…cum mulierum Adelaide" donated property to Montiérender, naming "bone memorie predecessorum…patris sui Odonis comitis et Heriberto cognomento senioris…comes Rodulfus predecessor suus et propinquus"[163], the latter presumably referring to Comte Raoul [III].  In addition, Comte Thibaut acquired the county of Bar-sur-Aube after the death of Comte Raoul.  If Thibaut had not been Raoul’s son-in-law, the basis for this acquisition is unclear.  The necrology of Saint-Loup, Troyes records the death "XII Mai" of "Aalais uxor Theobaudi comitis Campaniæ" and her burial "in monasterio Sancti Faronis"[164]

Comte Thibaut III & his [second] wife had one child: 

1.         ETIENNE [Henri] de Blois (-killed in battle Ramleh 19 May 1102).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Stephanus et Hugo" as sons of "comes Tetbaudus", specifying that Etienne "factus est Blesensium Carnotensium atque Meldensium comes" on their father's death[165].  “Stephanus comes” donated property to the abbey of Pontlevoy, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis patris mei et matris meæ Gundreæ…” by charter dated 1089[166].  As noted above, it is possible that “Gundreæ” in this charter is in fact a distorted transcription of “Gersendæ”, the name of Thibaut’s known first wife.  This cannot be verified unless another charter emerges which names the mother of Comte Etienne.  He succeeded his father in 1089 as ETIENNE Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Sancerre et de Meaux.    

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Comte Thibaut III & his [second/third] wife had three children:

2.         EUDES de Blois (-1093).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names (in order) "Stephanum, Othonem, Hugonem fratres comites" as sons of "Theobaldus comes"[167].  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” had “consules Odonem et Hugonem fratres[168].  The fact that he was the son of his father's third marriage is confirmed by "Odonis filius eius" subscribing the donation to Cluny by "Rotrocus castri Mauritanie comes atque Dunensis castri vicecomes" dated 11 Jan 1078, immediately after "Adeladis comitisse"[169].  He succeeded as EUDES IV Comte de Troyes.  "Hugo comes Campanie Teotbaldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 2 Apr 1104, which names "frater meus Odo comes…"[170].  [m BERTHE, daughter of ---.  "Berte comitisse" subscribed the donation to Cluny by "Rotrocus castri Mauritanie comes atque Dunensis castri vicecomes" dated 11 Jan 1078, immediately after "Odonis filius eius [Adeladis]"[171].  There is no proof that Berthe was the wife of Eudes, although the proximity of the two names in the list of subscribers suggests that this may be the case.  Eudes is not described as "comes" in the charter, but it is possible that this was an oversight as his half-brother Etienne was accorded the title.  No other contemporary "Berte comitisse" has yet been identified.  Neither has any other reference to any wife of Eudes been found.] 

3.         PHILIPPE de Blois (-1100).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Philippum episcopum Cathalauensem et Hugonem Campanie comitem" as the two sons of "comiti Campanie Theobaldo" and his wife Adela[172]Bishop of Châlons 1093.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1093 of "Rogerus III Cathalaunensis episcopus" and the succession of "Philippus frater comitis Hugonis Campaniensis natus de Alaide sorore sancti Symonis filius illius Theobaldi qui apud Sparnacum obiit"[173].  "Hugo…comes Trecasinus cum Philippo fratre meo Catalaunensium episcopo" renounced rights over the village of Rouilly-Saint-Loup by charter dated [1100 or before] which names "patrem meum Theobaudum comitem"[174].  The Annales Sancti Petri Catalaunensis record the death in 1100 of “Philippus episcopus” and the succession of “Hugo[175].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1100 of "Philippus Cathalaunensis episcopus" and the succession of "Hugo"[176]

4.         HUGUES de Blois (-Palestine 14 Jun 1126)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Philippum episcopum Cathalauensem et Hugonem Campanie comitem" as the two sons of "comiti Campanie Theobaldo" and his wife Adela[177].  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Stephanus et Hugo" sons of "comes Tetbaudus", specifying that Hugues "factus est …Trecassinorum comes" on their father's death[178].  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” had “consules Odonem et Hugonem fratres[179].  He succeeded his brother in 1093 as Comte de Troyes.    

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ETIENNE [Henri] de Blois, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Blois & his [first/second wife Gersende du Maine/Gundrada ---] (-murdered Ramla 19 May 1102).  The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Stephanus et Hugo" as sons of "comes Tetbaudus", specifying that Etienne "factus est Blesensium Carnotensium atque Meldensium comes" on their father's death[180].  Orderic Vitalis names “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes...Tedbaldi filius...palatini consulis et nepos Bertæ Britnum comitissæ et Cenomannensium” when recording his marriage[181].  “Stephanus comes” donated property to the abbey of Pontlevoy, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis patris mei et matris meæ Gundreæ…” by charter dated 1089[182].  As noted above, it is possible that “Gundreæ” in this charter is in fact a distorted transcription of “Gersendæ”, the name of Thibaut’s known first wife.  This cannot be verified unless another primary source emerges which names the mother of Comte Etienne.  He succeeded his father in 1089 as ETIENNE Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Sancerre et de Meaux.  He joined the contingent of Robert II Count of Flanders on the First Crusade in Sep 1096, along with Robert "Curthose" Duke of Normandy.  Albert of Aix records the arrival in Constantinople of "Robertus Normannorum comes, Stephanus Blesensis, Eustachius frater prædicti Ducis", dated to early 1097 from the context[183].  Albert of Aix records that "Willelmus Carpentarius, Willelmusque alter, quondam familiaris et domesticus imperatoris Constantinopolis, qui et sororem Boemundi principis Siciliæ uxorem duxerat", escaped "out of fear", believing that the crusading army was doomed after it was besieged by Kerbogha atabeg of Mosul, from Antioch to Alexandretta where they met "Stephanus Blesensis" (who had left the siege "causa infirmitatis") and who thereupon prepared to leave for Europe by sea[184].  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[185].  Albert of Aix records that "Stephanus comes Blesensium, pœnitentia ductus" made plans to return to Jerusalem, dated to late 1100 from the context[186].  The group appointed Comte Raymond as their overall leader when they arrived at Constantinople[187].  After the combined armies left Constantinople in May 1101, they captured Ankara from the Seljuk Turks 23 Jun 1101 but were scattered after their defeat by the Turks at Mersivan[188].   Albert of Aix records "…Stephanus Blesensis…" among those who spent Easter in Jerusalem with Baudouin I King of Jerusalem, dated to 1102 from the context[189].  Robert of Torigny records that "Stephanus comes Blesensis" was killed "1102 XV Kal Aug apud Ramulam"[190].  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[191].  Two of his letters to his wife Adela, written during the First Crusade, have survived and provide a unique first-hand account of events[192].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XIV Kal Jun" of "Stephanus palatinus comes"[193].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death "XIV Kal Jun" of "Stephanus nomine Henricus comes palatinus"[194].  The necrology of Pontlevoy records the death "XIV Kal Jun" of "Henrici comitis"[195]

m (Betrothed Breteuil, Chartres 1081) ADELA of England, daughter of WILLIAM I "the Conqueror" King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre (Normandy [1066/67]-Marigney-sur-Loire 8 Mar 1138, bur Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen).  She is listed by Orderic Vitalis last among the daughters of King William in his description of their careers[196].  She is named third in his list of the daughters of King William I by Matthew Paris[197], but this appears unlikely in view of Adela's child-bearing until her husband's death in 1102.  Her birth date is estimated bearing in mind that marriage frequently took place in early adolescence at the time, and also that Adela clearly continued to bear children right up to her husband's death.  Orderic Vitalis records the betrothal “apud Bretolium” of “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and “Guillelmo rege...Adelam eius filiam” and their marriage “apud Carnotum”, dated to 1081[198].  Orderic Vitalis records that she encouraged her husband to join the First Crusade and did not hide her shame when he deserted from Antioch in 1098[199].  Regent of Blois 1102-1107, after the death of her husband.  She became a nun at the Cluniac priory of Marigney-sur-Loire in [1122].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VIII Id Mar" of "Adela comitissa"[200], and in another manuscript the death "VIII Id Mar" of "Adela nobilis Blesensium comitissa regis Anglorum Willelmi filia"[201]

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

Comte Etienne & his wife had [eleven] children:

1.         [HUMBERT de Blois (-young).  Comte de Vertus.  Humbert is shown by Weir[202] as the oldest son of Comte Etienne but the primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.] 

2.         [AGNES (-after 1129).  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus…et Agnes uxor eius" donated property by charter dated to [1100/04][203].  The origin of Agnes is uncertain.  Dion comments that “on ne voit nulle part le nom de famille d’Agnès[204].  Roger of Hoveden names [her supposed son] Hugues “Hugo de Puteaco thesaurarius Eboracensis ecclesiæ...regis Stephani nepos” when recording his appointment as bishop of Durham, dated to 1153[205].  If “nepos” in this passage can be correctly translated as nephew, she was the daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois et de Chartres and his wife Adela of England.  Dion states that Henri I “le Libéral” Comte de Champagne donated property for the anniversary of his father by charter dated 1152 which names [Agnes’s son] “Ebrardus de Puteolo consanguineus meus[206], which corroborates the existence of a relationship between the Blois/Champagne and Puiset families although the term “consanguineus” could include more distant connections.  If she was the daughter of Comte Etienne, her marriage date indicates that Agnes must have been one of his older children.  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[207].  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[208]m (before 1104) HUGUES [III] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres, son of ERARD [III] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Adelaide de Corbeil (-Palestine 1132).]

3.         GUILLAUME de Blois ([1090/93]-[1150]).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and his wife had “filios quatuor: Guillelmum et Tedbaldum, Stephanumque et Henricum”, adding that Guillaume was “gener Geronis de Solleio et hæres” and “vir bonus...et pacificus, et sobole pollens atque facultatibus” (“a good and peaceful man, powerful through his descendants and his wealth”)[209].  His parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis, who names him first in order of the sons which he lists, specifying that his father-in-law was Gilo de Sully, and calling him a "good and peaceful man blessed with children and wealth"[210].  Orderic also provides some indication of his birth year when he records that his mother Ctss Adela provided troops to Louis VI King of France at the time of the siege of Montmorency in [1108] "because Count Stephen her husband had gone on crusade and her eldest sons, William and Theobald, who were not yet of age, were unable to command troops of knights"[211].  The description is confused because Count Etienne had died several years earlier, but it nevertheless provides some indication of the comparative youth of the brothers Guillaume and Thibaut at the time.  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[212].  Comte de Chartres.  Sire de Sully, by right of his wife.  He was disinherited, retaining only Sully.  According to Weir[213], Guillaume is described in the chronicles as an idiot but she does not cite the primary source in question.  During a dispute in [1103][214] with the chapter of Chartres that was awaiting arbitration, he forced the burgesses of Chartres to form a confederation and take a solemn oath to kill the bishop[215].  Chibnall, in order to reconcile this incident with the description of Guillaume by Orderic Vitalis, speculates that he was of retarded mental development and, although irresponsible, violent only in words[216]

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4.         THIBAUT de Blois ([1090/95]-10 Jan 1152, bur Lagny).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and his wife had “filios quatuor: Guillelmum et Tedbaldum, Stephanumque et Henricum”, adding that Thibaut was “hæres hæreditatis paternæ[217].  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[218], which suggests that Thibaut may have been the fourth son although this is inconsistent with his having succeeded his father.  He succeeded his father in 1102 as THIBAUT IV “le Grand/le Vieil” Comte de Blois, de Troyes. 

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5.         EUDES de Blois (-25 Dec [after 1107]).  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[219].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VIII Kal Jan" of "Odo filius comitis Stephani", stating that "Adela…comitissa mater eius" made a donation for his soul[220].  This entry is dated "after 1106" in the edition but the basis for this is not clear.  Eudes is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[221] as the fifth son of Comte Etienne.  Weir suggests that he has been confused with Etienne's son Henri who, she states, is referred to as Eudes in one charter[222], but the Chartres necrology shows that Eudes was a separate person. 

6.         MATHILDE de Blois (-drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120).  Her marriage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis, who also names her parents[223].  The Annales Cestrienses record the marriage in 1115 of “Ricardus comes Cestriæ” and “Mathildam neptem Henrici regis filiam Stephanis comitis[224].  William of Malmesbury records that she drowned with her husband following the sinking of the “Blanche Nef [White Ship]”[225].  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester names "…neptis regis Comitissa de Cestria" among those drowned in the sinking of the White Ship[226].  The Annales Cestrienses record that “in die S. Katerine” 1120 “filius regis et Ricardus comes Cestrie cum uxore sua” were sunk “apud Barbelfleo[227]m (1115) RICHARD d'Avranches Earl of Chester Vicomte d’Avranches, son of HUGUES d’Avranches "Lupus" Earl of Chester & his wife Ermentrude de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] ([1093]-drowned off Barfleur, Normandy 25 Nov 1120). 

7.         [ADELAIDE] de Blois .  Suger records that "Milo...de Monte Leherii" was obliged to divorce “sorore comitis[228].  "Adela or Lithuise" is shown by Weir[229] as the daughter of Comte Etienne, and wife of Milon, but the primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  "Lithuaise", daughter of Comte Etienne, is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[230] as the wife of Milon.  It is assumed that the name "Lithuaise" results from confusion with his mother.  m ([1112], divorced 1113) as his second wife, MILON [II] de Montlhéry Vicomte de Troyes, son of MILON [I] "le Grand" Seigneur de Montlhéry & his wife Lithuaise Vicomtesse de Troyes (-1118).

8.         ELEONORE de Blois (-after 1148).  Kerrebrouck names Eleonore, daughter of Comte Etienne III, as the first wife of Raoul Comte de Vermandois[231] but the primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  After her repudiation she found refuge with her brother Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne who declared war on her husband and appealed to Pope Innocent II, who excommunicated him.  Ctss Eléonore appeared in person before Pope Eugene III at Reims 21 Mar 1148, but the Pope confirmed the annulment of her marriage[232]m ([1120], repudiated 1142) as his first wife, RAOUL [I] "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, son of HUGUES "le Maisné" de France Comte de Vermandois & his wife Adelais Ctss de Vermandois, de Valois et de Crépy ([1094]-13 Oct 1152, bur Priory of Saint-Arnoul de Crépy). 

9.         ETIENNE de Blois (Blois [1096/97]-Dover 25 Oct 1154, bur Faversham Abbey, Kent).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and his wife had “filios quatuor: Guillelmum et Tedbaldum, Stephanumque et Henricum”, adding that Etienne received “comitatum Moritolii in Normannia et multos in Anglia...honores” from “Henrici regis avunculi sui[233].  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[234], which suggests that Thibaut may have been the fourth son.  Created Comte de Mortain by Henry I King of England "after Guillaume Comte de Mortain was captured at Tinchebrai" (in 1106)[235].  Orderic Vitalis records that Etienne was invested with Séez, Alençon, Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe and Almenèches with La Roche-Mabille by his brother Comte Thibaut IV, after the latter was invested with these lands by Henry I King of England who had confiscated them from Robert de Bellême[236].  It is difficult to date this event accurately.  Robert de Bellême's territories were confiscated in 1112, but the passage in Orderic follows a description of the rebellion of Robert Giroie which is assumed to have taken place in Jul [1119].  Comte de Boulogne, by right of his wife, before 1125.  He succeeded 22 Dec 1135 as STEPHEN King of England.  

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10.      [ALIX de Blois .  "Alice" is shown by Weir[237] as the youngest daughter of Comte Etienne and the wife of "Renaud III Comte de Joigny" but the primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  La Thaumassière names “Alix femme de Regnaud IV Comte de Joigny” as youngest daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois and his wife, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[238]m [as his first/second wife,] RENARD [III] Comte de Joigny, son of RENARD [II] Comte de Joigny & his wife Vaindemonde de Courtenay (-1150).] 

11.      HENRI de Blois (Winchester [1098/99]-Winchester 1 Jul 1171, bur Winchester Cathedral[239]).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and his wife had “filios quatuor: Guillelmum et Tedbaldum, Stephanumque et Henricum”, adding that Henri was brought up “ab infantia...in cœnobio Cluniacensi[240].  His date of birth is estimated on the assumption that Henri was younger than his brother the future King Stephen of England.  [Archdeacon of Winchester: the Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium records that "quidam Heinricus…Guintoniensis Angliæ archidiaconus" came [to Germany] with Matilda daughter of Henry I King of England, when recording his later appointment to the see of Verdun[241].  Poull identifies this person as Henri de Blois, son of Etienne Comte de Blois and his wife Adela de Normandie[242].  Poull adds that "Heinricus" was chaplain to Empress Matilda, citing the Gesta: the text does not specify precisely that he held this position, but it is implied.  Matilda left England for Germany in early 1110, and was married to Emperor Heinrich V until early 1114.  If the estimated birth date of Henri de Blois is correctly shown above, it is unlikely that he would have accompanied the future empress as early 1110, and even less likely that he became the empress’s chaplain at that time.  The Gesta continues by recording that "Heinricus", on the recommendation of Emperor Heinrich V, was elected Bishop of Verdun in 1118 but could not be consecrated due to the ongoing dispute between the papacy and the empire regarding lay investiture[243].  The Pope arranged his consecration in Milan by cardinal John of Cremona, but the emperor forbade the inhabitants of Verdun from receiving him and he took refuge in the fortress of Hattonchatel.  He was finally installed in 1120 with the military support of Renaud Comte [de Bar], Comte de Verdun, but was expelled in 1123 by Henri Comte de Grandpré who stormed Verdun on the orders of Emperor Heinrich V.  He escaped by swimming across the river Meuse.  He was reinstalled as bishop following the peace of Chalade signed between Renaud de Bar and the emperor in 1124, but left after the death of Pope Calixtus[244].  The Gesta makes no reference to the subsequent fate of "Heinricus", and the question remains whether this person could have been Henri de Blois.  His probable age suggests otherwise, considering the age before which bishops were not normally appointed at the time.  However, given the tense relations which existed between Emperor Heinrich and the church, it is not impossible that the former made the appointment whatever the age of his appointee.  No other person "Henry archdeacon of Winchester" has yet been identified.]  Monk at the priory of Cluny.  Monk at Bermondsey Abbey, later abbot[245].  Orderic Vitalis records that he was appointed abbot of Glastonbury[246] in 1126.  He was nominated Bishop of Winchester 4 Oct 1129, and consecrated 17 Nov 1129.  The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records that "rex Anglorum Heinricus…cuius nepos Glæstoniensis abbas Henricus" was elected bishop of Winchester in Oct and consecrated "XV Kal Dec"[247].  Matthew Paris records the creation of "Henricus abbas Glastoniensis, nepos Henrici regis" as bishop of Winchester in 1129[248].  He was elected Archbishop of Canterbury in 1136, subject to papal approval[249]

Comte Etienne had [one illegitimate daughter by Mistress (1)]:

12.       [EMMA The Hyde Register lists "Herbertus camerarius, Arnulfus filius eius, Emma uxor eius" immediately after the names of King Henry I and his first wife[250].  Secondary sources state that the wife of Herbert FitzHenry was Emma de Blois, illegitimate daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois.  This is presumably based on the Chronicle of Meaux, in Yorkshire, which names "comitis --- Herberti filius, ex Emma sorore regis Anglorum Stephani progenitus"[251].  As this source is dated to [1394/1400], it is unlikely to be conclusive in relation to events which occurred 250 years earlier, in the absence of other corroborative evidence.  Eyton includes no reference to any wife of Herbert FitzHenry in his article on the barony of FitzHerbert[252].  Until further evidence comes to light, it is suggested that the information should be treated with caution.  If it is correct, the chronology of the FitzHerbert family dictates that Emma must have been born while her supposed father was still young, probably before his marriage to Adela of England in 1080.  m HERBERT FitzHenry the Chamberlain, son of HENRY & his wife --- (-[1129/30]).] 

 

 

THIBAUT de Blois, son of ETIENNE Comte de Blois & his wife Adela of England ([1090/95]-10 Jan 1152, bur Lagny).  Orderic Vitalis records that “Stephanus Blesensis palatinus comes” and his wife had “filios quatuor: Guillelmum et Tedbaldum, Stephanumque et Henricum”, adding that Thibaut was “hæres hæreditatis paternæ[253].  "Henricus comes cognomina Stephanus necnon et Adela uxor eius cum filiis nostris" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated [Oct 1100/1101], signed by "Stephani comitis, Adele comitisse, Guillelmi, Stephani, Odonis, Teobaldi"[254], which suggests that Thibaut may have been the fourth son although this is inconsistent with his having succeeded his father.  It does not appear from other sources that Thibaut was younger than his brother Etienne.  Orderic Vitalis provides some indication of his birth year when he records that his mother Ctss Adela provided troops to Louis VI King of France at the time of the siege of Montmorency in [1108] "because Count Stephen her husband had gone on crusade and her eldest sons, William and Theobald, who were not yet of age, were unable to command troops of knights"[255].  The description is confused because Count Etienne had died several years earlier, but it nevertheless provides some indication of the comparative youth of the brothers Guillaume and Thibaut at the time.  This is corroborated by the charter dated 2 Apr 1104 under which "Hugo comes Campanie Teotbaldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Molesme which names "…comitissam Adelaidem uxorem fratris mei comitis Stephani nepotes…" and is subscribed by "Teotbaldus puer filius Stephani comitis nepos huius comitis Hugonis"[256].  He succeeded his father in 1102 as THIBAUT IV “le Grand/le Vieil” Comte de Blois, de Troyes.  He was invested with the county of Chartres in 1107.  Chibnall speculates that the delay in this investiture may have been due to lack of proof that his father was dead rather than Thibaut's own youth[257], but Thibaut’s age is the obvious reason.  Orderic Vitalis states that Comte Thibaut supported Hugues du Puiset during his rebellion against Louis VI King of France in 1111, which led to more widespread warfare culminating in Thibaut defeating the king's forces near Meaux later in 1111[258].  Henry of Huntingdon records that Thibaut rebelled against King Louis in 1116, aided by his uncle Henry I King of England[259].  It is assumed that these two reports refer to the same rebellion, with contradictory dating.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hugo comes Campanie" became a Knight Templar in 1125 and was succeeded by "Theobaldus nepos eius"[260].  Orderic Vitalis states that Thibaut was proposed as successor to Henry I King of England by Normans at a meeting at Neubourg in Dec 1135, but when they heard that his younger brother had forestalled him, they agreed to serve King Stephen[261].  Orderic Vitalis also records that he was offered the crown of England in 1141 after his brother King Stephen was captured at Lincoln, but declined the offer[262].  He entered into conflict with Raoul Comte de Vermandois in 1142-43.  Louis VII King of France declared war against him, laid siege to and captured Vitry but signed peace at Vitry in 1143.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1152 VI Id Jan" of "comes Campanie Theobaldus" and his burial "apud Latinicacum"[263].  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "10 Jan" of "Thibault Comte de Champagne décédé ce jour"[264].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "10 Jan" of "Theobaldus comes Campanie"[265].  The necrology of Saint-Loup, Troyes records the death "10 Jan 1152" of "Teobaudus comes" and his burial "in ecclesia de Lagny"[266].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "IV Id Jan" of "Teobaldus comes palatinus", stating that "cuius filius Teobaldus comes Blesensis et Francie senescallus…matris sui Matildis" donated property for his soul[267]

m (1123) MATHILDE von Sponheim, daughter of ENGELBERT Marchese of Istria [later Duke of Carinthia] [Sponheim] & his wife Uta von Passau [Ratpotonen] (-[13 Dec] [1160/1161]).  She is named by Orderic Vitalis, who calls her father "Duke Engelbert", when recording her marriage[268].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa Mathildis Campaniensis et uxor Renaldi comitis Nivernensis et comitissa Montis Veteris iuxta Coloniam et mater illorum Romanorum qui Froiepain dicuntur" as sisters of "archiepiscopi Coloniensis Frederici"[269], although the latter is shown by other sources to be their paternal uncle.  "Teobaudus Blesensis comes" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1139 with the consent of "Matildis comitissa uxor mee et Henricus filius meus"[270].  "Comitissa Mathildis et filius eius Henricus et Theobaudus et Stephanus" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud by charter dated to [1125/49][271].  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "13 Dec" of "Mathilde épouse du comte Thibaut"[272].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "13 Dec" of "Mathildis comitissa"[273].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Id Dec" of "comitissa Mathildis mater…archiepiscopi Senonensis Willelmi et…Henrici comitis, Teobaldi comitis atque comitis Stephani"[274]

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

Comte Thibaut IV & his wife had ten children: 

1.         HENRI de Blois (1126-Troyes 17 Mar 1181, bur Troyes, Saint-Etienne).  "Teobaudus Blesensis comes" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1139 with the consent of "Matildis comitissa uxor mee et Henricus filius meus"[275].  William of Tyre records him as "Henricus comitis Trecensium filius Theobaldi senioris"[276].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum comitem Trecensem palatinum…Theobaldum comitem Blesenem…Stephanum comitem de Sancerre…et Guillelmus" as the four sons of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[277].  He succeeded his father in 1152 as HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne et de Brie.   

-        COMTES de CHAMPAGNE

2.         MARIE de Blois (1128-11 Mar or 7 Aug [1190], bur Abbaye de Fontevraud).  William of Tyre records her as sister of Etienne de Champagne Comte de Sancerre, but does not name her[278].  The Annales S. Benigni Divisionensis record the mother of Hugues Duke of Burgundy as "filie comitis Theobaldi comitis Campanie"[279].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Maria Burgundie ducissa, secunda Agnes Barri Ducis comitissa, tertia quedam ducissa in partibus remotis, hanc postea duxit Guilelmus Goez in dyocesi Carnotensi, quarta comitis Mathildis Pertici, quinta monialis Fontis Ebraldi, sexta Adela Francorum regina" as the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[280].  She was regent for her son during his minority from Sep 1162 to Apr 1165.  "Maria ducissa Burgundie" donated property to Cîteaux by charter dated [1171/72] which specifies that she was acting while "Hugo dux Burgundie filius meus" was on a journey to Jerusalem[281].  After 1165 she became a nun at Fontevraud, and was abbess in 1174.  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "13 Mar" of "Marie fille du Thibaut comte de Champagne et femme d'Eudes duc de Bourgogne", recording that she was buried at Fontevraud where she died "le 11 de ce mois"[282]m (1145) EUDES II Duke of Burgundy, son of HUGUES II "Borel/le Pacifique" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Mathilde de Mayenne (1118 or [1120]-27 Sep 1162, bur Cîteaux).

3.         THIBAUT de Blois ([1130]-Acre 1191, bur Abbaye de Pontigny).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum comitem Trecensem palatinum…Theobaldum comitem Blesenem qui tenuit Carnotum [et] Stephanum comitem de Sancerre…et Guillelmus" as the four sons of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[283].  He succeeded his father in 1152 as THIBAUT V "le Bon" Comte de Blois et de Chartres. 

-        see below.  

4.         ISABELLE de Blois (1130-13 Aug after 1168).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the third of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus" as "quedam ducissa in partibus remotis, hanc postea duxit Guilelmus Goez in dyocesi Carnotensi" specifying that her two daughters were "matrem Gaufridi de Dunzei et Agnetam domnam de Monteforti in Cenomania"[284].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.  She returned to France after her first husband died.  Her second marriage is confirmed by Robert of Torigny which names "Herveus de Juen" as husband of "Guillermus Goeth…primogenitam filiam natam ex una sororem comitis Teobaldi"[285].  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by “Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[286].  The necrology of the Prieuré de Fontaines records the death "13 Aug" of "Domina Elisabeth…monacha, ducissa, soror domine Marie ducisse"[287]m firstly ([1140/43]) ROGER Duke of Apulia, son of ROGER II King of Sicily & his first wife Infanta doña Elvira de Castilla ([1121]-12 May 1148).  m secondly ([1150/55]) GUILLAUME [IV] Goët de Montmirail Baron du Perche-Goët, son of --- (-[1170]).  

5.         ETIENNE de Blois (-Acre 1191).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum comitem Trecensem palatinum…Theobaldum comitem Blesenem…Stephanum comitem de Sancerre quod Sacrum Cesaris est dictum…et Guillelmus" as the four sons of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[288].  William of Tyre names him and his father[289]Comte de Sancerre.   

-        COMTES de SANCERRE

6.         GUILLAUME de Blois (-Laon 7 Sep 1202)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum comitem Trecensem palatinum…Theobaldum comitem Blesenem…Stephanum comitem de Sancerre…et Guillelmus" as the four sons of "comes Campanie Theobaldus", specifying that Guillaume was archbishop of Sens, later archbishop of Reims, "ad quem magister Petrus Comestor scripsit Scolasticum Hystoriam"[290].  William of Tyre names him and his father[291]Bishop of Chartres 1164.  Archbishop of Sens 1168  Archbishop of Reims 1176.  Robert of Torigny records that "Guillermus frater comitis Thebaldi archiepiscopus Senonensis et episcopus Carnotensis" was transferred to the "archiepiscopum Remensem" in 1177[292].  Cardinal.  The Annales Sancti Nicasii Remenses record the death "apud Laudunum vigilia navitatis beate Marie" of "Willelmus…Remensis archiepiscopus…regis Francorum Philippi avunculus"[293].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "VII Id Oct" 1203 of “Remensis archiepiscopus Guilelmus regis avunculus et comitum Campanie patruus” after holding office for 26 years[294]

7.         MATHILDE de Blois (-1 Jan [1184]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitis Mathildis Pertici" as the fourth of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[295].  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "1 Jan" of "madame Mahaut ou Mathilde de Champagne, fille du comte Thibaut, mariée à Rotrou Comte du Perche"[296].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Kal Jan" of "Mathildis comitissa Perticensis uxor Rotrodi comitis"[297]m (before 1160) ROTROU [II] Comte du Perche, son of ROTROU [I] "le Grand" Comte du Perche & his second wife Mathilde [of England] (-killed in battle before Acre 27 Jul 1191). 

8.         AGNES de Blois (-7 Aug 1207, bur Trois-Fontaines).  The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi refers to the wife of "Rainaldus frater Theoderici electi Metensis" as "filia comitis Campanie…soror regine Francie"[298].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes Barri Ducis comitissa" as second of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus", and in a later passage names "comitissa Agnes" as wife of "comitis Raynaldi"[299].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also records that "Agnes [mater comitis Barri Theobaldi]" was buried "in abbatia Trium Fontium"[300].  Dame de Ligny-en-Barrois.  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "11 Aug" of "Agnes de Bar fille du comte Thibaut"[301].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VII Id Aug" of "Agnes comitissa Montionis"[302]m (1155) RENAUD [II] Comte de Bar, son of RENAUD [I] Comte [de Bar] & his wife Gisèle de Vaudémont (-25 Jul 1170). 

9.         ALIX de Blois ([1140]-Paris 4 or 13 Jun 1206, church of the Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny, Yonne).  William of Tyre records her as "Ala filia Theobaldi senioris" as well as her marriage[303].  The Chronicon Hanoniense names "Alam sororem…Henrici comitis Campanensis" as the wife of "Ludovicus rex"[304].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Adela Francorum regina" as the sixth of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus", and in a later passage names "filia comitis Theobaldi…Adala" as mother of the wife of Alexios Komnenos[305].  She was anointed queen after her marriage in Notre-Dame de Paris.  Regent of France for her son King Philippe II Jun-Dec 1191, during his absence abroad.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1206…Non Iun" of "Adela regina Francorum mater regis Philippi"[306].  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "Id Jun" of "Ala Francorum regina, mater Philippi regis"[307].  The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records the death in 1206 of "la reine Adèle, mère de Philippe roi de France" at Paris and her burial "en Bourgogne, à Pontion"[308]m (Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris 13 Nov 1160) as his third wife, LOUIS VII King of France, son of LOUIS VI "le Gros/le Batailleur" King of France & his wife Adélaïde de Maurienne [Savoy] (1120-Paris, Palais Royal de la Cité 18/19 Sep 1180, bur Abbaye cistercienne de Notre-Dame-de-Barbeaux near Fontainebleau, transferred 1817 to l'église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). 

10.      MARGUERITE de Blois (-6 Nov ----).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the fifth of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus" as "monialis Fontis Ebraldi"[309].  Nun at Fontevraud.  A list of foundations at Troyes records the memory "6 Nov" of "Marguerite fille du Thibaut Comte de Champagne et religieuse à Fontevrault" where she was buried after dying "le 6 de ce mois"[310]

Comte Thibaut IV had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):   

11.       HUGUES [de Blois] (-after 1163).  Robert of Torigny records the succession in 1163 of "Hugo naturalis filius comitis Theobaldi senioris" as "abbas Latiniacensis" specifying that he was previously "monachus Tironis…abbas Hommensis in Anglia…abbas Certesiensis"[311].  Monk of Tiron.  Abbot of St Benet’s, Holme [1146]-50.  Abbot of Chertsey [1149]-1163.  King Stephen granted Chertsey abbey to "Hugoni abbati nepoti meo" by charter dated to [1149][312].  "Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus" donated property to Tiron Sainte-Trinité and “Hugoni abbati Cisterciensi fratri meo”, by charter dated 1156[313].  Abbot of Lagny-sur-Marne 1163[314]

 

 

THIBAUT de Blois, son of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] ([1130]-Acre 1191, bur Abbaye de Pontigny).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricum comitem Trecensem palatinum…Theobaldum comitem Blesenem qui tenuit Carnotum [et] Stephanum comitem de Sancerre…et Guillelmus" as the four sons of "comes Campanie Theobaldus"[315].  He succeeded his father in 1152 as THIBAUT V "le Bon" Comte de Blois et de Chartres.  He was appointed Seneschal of France in 1154 by Louis VII King of France.  "Theobaldus Blesensis comes, Francie senesscalus" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun with the consent of "Adelicia comitissa uxore mea, filiis quoque et filiabus meis Theobaldo et Ludovico atque Henrico, Margarita et Ysabella" by charter dated 1183[316].  "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea…filiis meis Ludovico, Philippo et filiabus mei Margarita, Ysabella" by charter dated 1190[317].  Matthew Paris records the death at Acre in 1191 of "Theodbaldus Bloeensis comes, Stephanus frater eius comes"[318].  He died of disease at the siege of Acre[319]

m firstly as her second husband, SIBYLLE de Château-Renard, widow of --- d’Anneau, daughter of ---.  She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[320] as the first wife of Comte Thibaut V but the primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified. 

m secondly (1164) ALIX de France, daughter of LOUIS VII King of France & his first wife Eléonore d’Aquitaine (1150-11 Sep after 1195).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mariam comitissam Trecensum et Aelidem comitissam Blesensem" as the two daughters of "regi Francie Ludovico" & his wife "Alienor Guilielmi filia comits Pictavorum et Aquitanie ducis"[321].  Her parentage is confirmed by Matthew Paris, who specifies that she was the younger sister and married the younger brother "Theodbaldus filius magni comitis Theodbaldi Flandrensis", although he does not give her name[322].  "Adelicia comitissa uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus Blesensis comes, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1183[323].  "Adelicia uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1190[324].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Id Sep" of "Adelicia…Blesensium comitissa", stating that "cuius filius…comes Blesensis Ludovicus" donated property for her soul[325]

Comte Thibaut V & his second wife had seven children:

1.         THIBAUT de Blois (-[1183/90]).  "…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[326].  He must have died before 1190 as he is not named with his other brothers and sisters in his father's charter of that date. 

2.         MARGUERITE ([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[327].  "Hugo vicecomes Meldensis" donated property to Cavea monastery, with the consent of "domina Margarete uxore mea", by charter dated to [1185][328].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the charter dated [Jun/Aug] 1208 under which "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirmed an agreement between "Willelmum militem de Monasteriis" and Saint-Martin-des-Champs which also names "Hugo de Oysi filius Symonis vicecomitis, olim maritus meus"[329].  "Hugo de Oisiaco vicecomes Meldensis, castellanus Cameracensis" donated property to "ecclesiam B. Mariæ de Pratis", for the soul of "uxoris meæ Margaretæ", by charter dated 1189[330].  "Filiabus mei Margarita, Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1190[331].  "…Philippo fratre et sororibus Marguerita, Isabella et Adelicia" consented to the donation by "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" to the abbey of l'Etoile by charter dated 1190[332].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records "la fille dou conte Thibaut de Blois" being the wife of "Otes dus de Borgoigne"[333].  "…Sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella, Adelicis" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[334].  "…Sororibusque meis Margarita et Ysabella et Adelicia" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[335].  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis records that "dominus Galterus filius [Jacobi] primogeniti" married "Margareta comitatus Blesensis hærede"[336].  "…Sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated May 1202[337].  "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"[338].  She succeeded her nephew in 1218 as Ctss de Blois et de Châteaudun.  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[339].  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “IV Id Jul” of “comitissa Blesensis[340]m firstly ([1183]) as his second wife, HUGUES [III] d'Oisy châtelain de Cambrai, son of SIMON d'Oisy, châtelain de Cambrai & his wife Ade de la Ferté-Ancoul-sous-Jouarre (-29 Aug 1189).  m secondly ([1190]) OTTO von Staufen Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, son of Emperor FRIEDRICH I "Barbarossa" & his second wife Beatrix Ctss Palatine de Bourgogne ([Jun/Jul] 1170-Besançon 13 Jan 1200, bur Besançon Saint-Etienne).  m thirdly (after 1200) GAUTHIER [II] d'Avesnes Seigneur d'Avesnes, son of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-[1243/46]).  Comte de Blois et de Guise. 

3.         LOUIS de Blois ([1171/72]-killed in battle near Adrianople 15 Apr 1205).  "…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[341].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Ludovicum Blesensum" as son of "Aelidem comitissam Blesenem"[342].  "…Filiis meis Ludovico, Philippo…" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1190[343].  His paternity is confirmed by the charter dated 1206 under which "Katelina Blesis et Clarimuntis comitissa" took "villam Ceresium" into her protection which names "Theobaldus comes felicis memorie et eius filius comes Ludovicus dominus meus"[344].  He succeeded his father in 1191 as LOUIS Comte de Blois.  "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" donated property to the abbey of l'Etoile at the request of "Adelicie comitisse Blessensis matris" and with the consent of "Catharina uxore et Philippo fratre et sororibus Marguerita, Isabella et Adelicia" by charter dated 1190[345].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun for the souls of "patris mei comitis Theobaldi…et…matris mee Adelicie" with the consent of "Katerina uxore mea et Philipo fratre meo et sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella, Adelicis" by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[346].  Villehardouin names "Comte Louis de Blois et de Chartrain" among the leaders of the Fourth Crusade in 1199, commenting that he was "just twenty-seven" at the time[347].  That his departure may have been delayed until early 1200 is suggested by the charter dated Mar 1200 (assuming that this is correctly dated) under which "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" confirmed the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun, with the consent of "Katherina uxore mea, Theobaldo filio meo, Johanna filia mea, Philippo fratre meo, sororibusque meis Margarita et Ysabella et Adelicia"[348].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[349].  "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun with the consent of "Katherina uxore mea, Theobaldo filio meo, Iohanna filia mea et sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella" by charter dated May 1202[350].  He was assigned Nikaia under the terms of the Mar 1204 treaty which divided the empire between Venice and the crusaders, and defeated Theodoros Laskaris at Poimanenon together with the forces of Henri de Flandre (brother of Baudouin I Latin Emperor of Constantinople).  Louis did not press his advantage in Nikaia but returned to Thrace where he was killed defending the Latin Empire against the Bulgarians[351].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Mai" of "Ludovicus comes Blesensis", stating that "matris sue Adelicie et uxoris sue Katerine" donated property for his soul[352]m (1184) CATHERINE de Clermont, daughter of RAOUL "le Roux" Comte de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] & his wife Alix de Breteuil (-19/20 Sep [1212/23]).  "…Filiarum mearum Katerine et Adelidis" consented to two donations by "Radulfus comes Claromonensis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charters dated 1178[353].  "…Filio que meo Philippo et Katarina filia mee" consented to the donation by "Radulfus comes Clarimontis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1182[354].  "Catharina uxore…" consented to the donation by "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" to the abbey of l'Etoile by charter dated 1190[355].  She succeeded as Ctss de Clermont in 1192.  "Katerina uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[356].  "Katherina uxore mea…" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[357].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[358].  "Katerina Blesensis et Claromontensis comitisse" consented to a donation to the abbey of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp by charter dated 1202[359].  "Katherina uxore mea…" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated May 1202[360].  "Katelina Blesis et Clarimuntis comitissa" took "villam Ceresium" into her protection by charter dated 1206 which names "Theobaldus comes felicis memorie et eius filius comes Ludovicus dominus meus"[361].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XII Kal Oct" of "Katerina…comitissa Blesensis et Clarimontis", also naming "viro suo…comite Ludovico…Theobaldus comes filius suus"[362].  Comte Louis & his wife had three children:

a)         THIBAUT de Blois (-16 or 22 Apr 1218).  "…Theobaldo filio meo, Johanna filia mea…" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[363].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[364].  "…Theobaldo filio meo, Iohanna filia mea…" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated May 1202[365].  He succeeded his father in 1205 as THIBAUT VI Comte de Blois et de Clermont.  "Theobaldus Blesensis et Clarimontis comitis" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun with the consent of "Clemencia uxore mea" by charter dated Apr 1218[366].  On his death the county of Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] was sold to the French crown[367].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "X Kal Mai" of "Theobaldus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes", stating that "matris sui Katherine comitisse" donated property for his soul[368]m firstly (before 19 Sep 1213) MATHILDE d'Alençon, daughter of ROBERT Comte d'Alençon & his second wife Jeanne de Preuilly Dame de la Guerche et de Bouchet.  A manuscript genealogy of the Lords of Beaumont names “Joannem et Matildam” as the children of “Robertum comitem Alencheii” and his wife “Joanna…filia domini Josberti de Guirchia”, adding that Matilda married “comiti Blesensi Theobaldo[369]m secondly as her first husband, CLEMENCE des Roches, daughter of GUILLAUME des Roches Seneschal of Anjou & his wife Marguerite Dame de Sablé [Nevers] (-after Sep 1259).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Clemencia uxore mea" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus Blesensis et Clarimontis comitis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Apr 1218[370].  She married secondly Geoffroy [VI] Vicomte de Châteaudun.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Oct 1226 under whichj "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated property to the donation to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun with the consent of "Clemencia quondam comitissa Blesensi uxore mea"[371].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" donated a fair to Châteaudun, with the consent of "Clemencia uxore mea, condam comitissa Blesensi", by charter dated Jul 1229[372]

b)         RAOUL de Blois (-[1201/May 1202]).  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[373].  Raoul presumably died before May 1202, the date of a charter in which his older brother and sister are named. 

c)         JEANNE de Blois (-after May 1202).  "…Theobaldo filio meo, Johanna filia mea…" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[374].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[375].  "…Theobaldo filio meo, Iohanna filia mea…" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated May 1202[376]

4.         HENRI de Blois (-[1183/90]).  "…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[377].  He must have died before 1190 as he is not named with his other brothers and sisters in his father's charter of that date. 

5.         ISABELLE de Blois (-25 Nov 1248).  "…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[378].  "…Filiabus mei Margarita, Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1190[379].  "…Philippo fratre et sororibus Marguerita, Isabella et Adelicia" consented to the donation by "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" to the abbey of l'Etoile by charter dated 1190[380].  "…Sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella, Adelicis" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[381].  "Sulpitius dominus Ambaziæ" granted concessions to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Isabel uxoris meæ et fratrum meorum Hugonis, Johannis et Willielmi et sororum mearum Isabel comitissæ Engolismensis et Dyonisiæ", for the soul of "dominæ Matildis felicis memoriæ…matris meæ", by charter dated 1199[382].  "…Sororibusque meis Margarita et Ysabella et Adelicia" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[383].  "…Sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes…Iherosolimam proficiscens" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated May 1202[384].  She succeeded her nephew in 1218 as Ctss de Chartres et de Romorantin.  "Isabel comitissa Carnotensis et domina Ambazie" donated property to Notre-Dame de l'Eau by charter dated Aug 1218[385].  "Isabellis comitissa Carnotensis et domina Ambazye" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe naming "frater meus Ludovicus comes Blesensis quondam bone memorie" by charter dated 23 Jun 1221[386].  "Iohannes comes Carnotensis et dominus Oysiaci et Isabella comitissa Carnotensis uxor eius" donated property to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated May 1222[387].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1226 under which "Johannes comes Carnotensis et dominus Oysiaci et…Ysabella comitissa Carnotensis et domina Ambazie uxor eius" donated property to Notre-Dame de l'Eau[388].  The necrology of the Frères Prêcheurs de Chartres records the death "25 Nov" of "Ysabella comitissa Carnutensis"[389]m firstly (before 1196) SULPICE [III] Sire d'Amboise, son of HUGUES [II] Sire d'Amboise & his wife Mathilde de Vendôme (-19 Jun 1218).  m secondly (before May 1222) JEAN [II] Seigneur de Montmirail, son of JEAN [I] de Montmirail Vicomte de Meaux & his wife Helvise de Dampierre (-14 Sep 1240, bur Chartres). 

6.         PHILIPPE de Blois ([after 1183]-[May 1202]).  "…Filiis meis Ludovico, Philippo…" consented to the donation by "Theobaldus comes Blesensis, Francie senesscalus" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 1190[390].  "…Philippo fratre et sororibus Marguerita, Isabella et Adelicia" consented to the donation by "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" to the abbey of l'Etoile by charter dated 1190[391].  It is probable that he was born either shortly before or after 1183 as he is not named in his father's charter of that date.  "…Philipo fratre meo…" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[392].  "…Philippo fratre meo…" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[393].  "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame by his father, with the consent of "Katherina uxor mea, filiis meis Theobaldo et Radulfo et filia mea Johanna et Philippo fratre meo", by charter dated 1201[394].  "…Philipo fratre meo…" confirmed the donation to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by "Ludovicus Blesis et Clarimontis comes" by charter dated May 1202[395].  He presumably died during May 1202, the date of another charter under which his brother Louis Comte de Blois made a donation to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun without naming him. 

7.         ADELAIDE de Blois ([after 1183]-[Mar 1200/May 1202]).  "…Philippo fratre et sororibus Marguerita, Isabella et Adelicia" consented to the donation by "Louis C. de Blois et de Clermont" to the abbey of l'Etoile by charter dated 1190[396].  It is probable that she was born either shortly before or after 1183 as she is not named in his father's charter of that date.  Her absence from her father's charter dated 1190 is more puzzling, as she was presumably born by that date.  "…Sororibus meis Margarita, Ysabella, Adelicis" consented to the donation by "Ludovicus comes Blesensis et Clarimontis" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated 27 Jan 1196[397].  Abbess of Fontevraud 1190.  "…Sororibusque meis Margarita et Ysabella et Adelicia" consented to the confirmation by "Ludovicus Blesensis et Clarimontis comes" of the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun by charter dated Mar 1200[398].  She presumably died before May 1202, the date of a charter under which her brother Louis Comte de Blois made another donation to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de BLOIS 1218-1397 (AVESNES, CHÂTILLON)

 

 

GAUTHIER [II] d'Avesnes, son of JACQUES Seigneur d'Avesnes & his wife Adeline de Guise (-11 Jul [1243/46]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galtherus [que] factus est comes Blesensis et…quatuor sorores comitissæ" as children of "Iacobo [filii Nicolao de Avenes]"[399]Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Guise, de Condé, de Leuze, de Landrechies et de Trélon.  He succeeded in 1218 as Comte de Blois, by right of his wife.  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “V Id Jul” of “Galterius de Avernis[400]

m (after 1200) as her third husband, MARGUERITE Ctss de Blois, widow firstly of HUGUES [III] d'Oisy Châtelain de Cambrai and secondly of OTTO von Staufen Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, daughter of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Adèle de France ([1170]-12 Jul 1230).  "Margareta uxor Galterii de Averna comitissa palatina Burgundie" confirm 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"[401].  She succeeded her nephew in 1218 as Ctss de Blois et de Châteaudun.  The necrology of the abbey of Vauduisant records the death "IV Id Jul" of "comitisse Blesensis Marguerite"[402].  The necrology of La Cour-Dieu records the death “IV Id Jul” of “comitissa Blesensis[403]

Gauthier [II] & his wife had one child: 

1.         MARIE d'Avesnes (-after 1241[404]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  She succeeded her mother in 1231 as Ctss de Blois.  Dame d'Avesnes, de Guise, de Leuze, de Landrechies et de Trélon.  m (Apr 1226) as his second wife, HUGUES Seigneur de Châtillon, son of GAUCHER [III] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Elisabeth Ctss de Saint-Pol (before 1196-9 Apr 1248).  He succeeded in 1231 as Comte de Blois, by right of his wife.  He succeeded in 1240 as Comte de Saint-Pol.  Hugues & his second wife had four children: 

a)         JEAN de Châtillon (-28 Jun 1279, bur Abbaye de Laguiche, Coulanges, Loir-et-Cher).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joannem, Guidonem et Galterum" as the three children of "comiti Sancti-Pauli Hugoni" and his wife[405].  He succeeded in 1249 as Comte de Blois, de Chartres et de Dunois.  Seigneur d'Avesnes, de Guise et de Leuze.  "Iohannes de Castellione comes Blesensis et dominus Avenis et Alleidis uxor eius" donated property to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated Jul 1259[406].  m (contract 11 Dec 1254) ALIX de Bretagne, daughter of JEAN I Duke of Brittany & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Navarra (Château de Sucinio, Sarzeau, Morbihan 6 Jun 1243-2 Aug 1288, bur Abbaye de Laguiche, Coulanges, Loir-et-Cher).  Dame de Pontarcy et de Brie-Comte-Robert, as her dowry.  "Iohannes de Castellione comes Blesensis et dominus Avenis et Alleidis uxor eius" donated property to the abbey of Lieu-Notre-Dame-lès-Romorantin by charter dated Jul 1259[407].  She founded the abbey of Laguiche near Blois in 1277, where she was later buried.  She visited Palestine in 1287, erecting a monument to Ptolemy in Syria.  A charter dated Jan 1295 records that “Johannis comitis Britannie” and “Hugonis de Castellione comitis Blesen.” agreed a division of territories following the deaths of “la contesse Jehane de Blois...sans hoir [...et du conte Pierre d’Alençon son mary]...du conte Jehan de Bloys et de la contesse Aaliz notre seur sa femme[408].  Comte Jean & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Châtillon ([1253]-19 or 29 Jan 1291, bur Abbaye de Laguiche, near Blois)The Gesta Philippi Tertia Francorum Regis of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1272 of "comes Alensonis Petrus frater Philippi regis Franciæ" and "Johannam filiam Johannis comitis Blesensis"[409]Ctss de Blois, de Chartres, de Dunois, d'Alençon et du Perche.  The Gesta Philippi Tertia Francorum Regis of Guillaume de Nangis records that "uxor...eius Johanna Blesis comitissa" was childless after the death of "comes Alansonis Petrus Philippi regis Franciæ frater" and that she lived "in sancta viduitate"[410]She sold the county of Chartres to the crown 1286.  The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the death in 1291 of "Johanna comitissa Blesis"[411].  The necrology of Chartres records the death "IV Kal Feb" of "Joanna de Castellione comitissa Carnotensis vidua Petri de Francia comitis de Alençonio filii Ludovici regis"[412]A charter dated Jan 1295 records that “Johannis comitis Britannie” and “Hugonis de Castellione comitis Blesen.” agreed a division of territories following the deaths of “la contesse Jehane de Blois...sans hoir [...et du conte Pierre d’Alençon son mary]...du conte Jehan de Bloys et de la contesse Aaliz notre seur sa femme[413]m (by treaty Paris Feb 1263, 1272) PIERRE de France Comte d'Alençon, son of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (1251-Salerno 6 or 7 Apr 1284, bur Paris, église des Cordeliers). 

b)         GUY [II] de Châtillon (after 1226-12 Mar 1289, bur Chercamp).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Joannem, Guidonem et Galterum" as the three children of "comiti Sancti-Pauli Hugoni" and his wife[414].  He succeeded in 1249 as Comte de Saint-Pol. 

i)          HUGUES [II] de Châtillon (1258-1307).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Hugonem comitem Blesensem qui nunc est, et Guidonem nunc comitem Sancti-Pauli, et Jacobum dominum Lutosæ" as the children of "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" and his wife[415].  He succeeded in 1292 as Comte de Blois et de Dunois. 

-         see below

ii)         GUY [III] de Châtillon (-6 Apr 1317)The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Hugonem comitem Blesensem qui nunc est, et Guidonem nunc comitem Sancti-Pauli, et Jacobum dominum Lutosæ" as the children of "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" and his wife[416].  He succeeded as Comte de Saint-Pol.  The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that, after the death in 1291 of "Johanna comitissa Blesis", "eius consanguinei comes sancti Pauli...Hugo et fratres ipsius, atque Galtherius Castellionis dominus" divided her inheritance, specifying that "Hugo" left "comitatum sancti Pauli" to "Guidoni fratri suo"[417]

-         COMTES de SAINT-POL

iii)        other children: COMTES de SAINT-POL

c)         other children: COMTES de SAINT-POL

 

 

HUGUES [II] de Châtillon, son of GUY [II] de Châtillon-sur-Marne Comte de Saint-Pol & his wife Mathilde de Brabant (1258-1307).  The late 13th century genealogy by Balduinus de Avennis names "Hugonem comitem Blesensem qui nunc est, et Guidonem nunc comitem Sancti-Pauli, et Jacobum dominum Lutosæ" as the children of "Johannes…fratri Guidoni [comes] Sancti Pauli" and his wife[418].  He succeeded in 1292 as Comte de Blois et de Dunois.  The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records that, after the death in 1291 of "Johanna comitissa Blesis", "eius consanguinei comes sancti Pauli...Hugo et fratres ipsius, atque Galtherius Castellionis dominus" divided her inheritance, specifying that "Hugo" left "comitatum sancti Pauli" to "Guidoni fratri suo"[419]

m (1287) BEATRIX de Flandre, daughter of GUY de Dampierre Count of Flanders & his second wife Isabelle de Luxembourg (-after 1307).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  

Hugues [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUY [I] de Châtillon (-after 12 Aug 1342, bur Abbaye de Laguiche, Coulanges, Loir-et-Cher)Comte de Blois et de Dunois.  Seigneur d’Avesnes, de Guise et de Trélon.  m MARGUERITE de Valois, daughter of CHARLES Comte de Valois [Capet] & his first wife Marguerite of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] ([1295]-Jul 1342).  The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the betrothal in 1308 of "Guido quondam comitis Blesensis primogenitus" and "filia Karolii Valesii ex conjuge Catherina adhuc teneræ ætatis"[420].  This source apparently incorrectly identifies the bride’s mother.  Guy [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         LOUIS [I] de Châtillon (-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346)Comte de Blois et de Soissons.  Seigneur d’Avesnes, de Guise, de Chimay, de Nouvion-en-Thiérache.  m (5/10 Nov 1336) as her first husband, JEANNE de Beaumont, daughter of JEAN de Hainaut Seigneur de Beaumont & his wife Marguerite de Nesle Ctss de Soissons (1323-[16/31] Dec 1350).  She succeeded her mother in 1350 as Ctss de Soissons and Dame de Chimay.  She died of plague.  She married secondly (before 13 Feb 1348) Guillaume I "le Riche" Marquis de Namur.  Louis [I] & his wife had three children: 

i)          LOUIS [II] de Châtillon (-1372).  Comte de Blois et de Dunois. Seigneur d’Avesnes, de Landrecies, de Trélon, de Chimay. 

ii)         JEAN [II] de Châtillon (-Jun 1381)Comte de Blois et de Dunois.  m (14 Feb 1372) as her second husband, MECHTILD Dss of Gelre, widow firstly of GODEFROI Comte de Looz-Chiny, and secondly of JOHANN II Graf von Kleve, daughter of REINALD [II] Graaf van Gelre & his first wife Sophie Berthout Vrouwe van Mechelen ([1325]-Huissen 21 Sep 1384, bur Arnhem).  The Kronik van Arent toe Bocop names "Mergreta…" as the second of the four daughters of "dye Rennaldus…grave van Gelre" and his wife "Soffie dye docter van den heerre van Mechghelen" married "dye grave van Valois" and died in 1384[421]

iii)        GUY [II] de Châtillon (-22 Dec 1397)Comte de Soissons.  He succeeded his brother in 1381 as Comte de Blois et de Dunois.  m ([22 Aug 1370]) as her first husband, MARIE de Namur, daughter of GUILLAUME I Comte de Namur & his second wife Catherine de Savoie (-11 Aug 1412).  She married secondly Clignet de Breban.  Guy [II] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       LOUIS [II] de Châtillon (-Beaumont en Hainaut 15 Jul 1391).  Comte de Dunois.  m (contract Bourges, Cher 29 Mar 1386, Bourges Saint-Etienne 1386) as her first husband, MARIE de Berry, daughter of JEAN de France Duc de Berry & his first wife Jeanne d'Armagnac (1370-Lyon Jun 1434, bur Abbaye de Souvigny-en-Bourbonnais, Allier).  She married secondly (contract Paris 27 Jan 1393) Philippe d'Artois Comte d'Eu.  She married thirdly (contract Paris 27 May 1400, in person Paris, Palais du Roi 21 Jun 1401) Jean de Bourbon Comte de Clermont, who succeeded his father in 1410 as Duc de Bourbon

b)         CHARLES de Blois-Châtillon (1319-killed in battle near Auray 29 Sep 1364, bur Guingamp église des Cordeliers).  He succeeded in 1341 as Duke of Brittany, Comte de Penthièvre, Seigneur de Guise, by right of his wife. 

-        COMTES de PENTHIEVRE

c)         MARIE de Châtillon ([1323]-1363).  Regent of Lorraine for her son 1346-1361.  m firstly (contract May 1334, dispensation 30 May 1334) RAOUL Duc de Lorraine, son of FERRY IV Duke of Lorraine & his wife Elisabeth of Austria ([Mar/Apr] 1320-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346, bur Beaupré Abbey).  m secondly (1353 before 9 Aug) FRIEDRICH VII Graf von Leiningen, son of --- (-after 1379). 

2.         JEAN de Châtillon (-1329).  Seigneur de Château-Renard et de Millançay. 

 

 

 

D.      VICOMTES de BLOIS (10th-11th CENTURIES)

 

 

1.         GUARNEGAUD (-after 5 Jul 905).  Vicomte [de Blois].  “Ademari comitis, Attonis vicecomitis...Guarnegaudi...Ragenaldi...Fulconis, Gauzfredi” subscribed the charter dated Apr 886 under which “Odo...comes et...abbas...Sancti Martini” returned property in Italy “Solarium...et Vallem Caumoniam” to the abbey[422].  "Rotberti rerum Sancti Martini abbatis, Guarnegaudi vicecomitis, Burchardi comitis, Fulconis, Ardradi vicecomitis..." subscribed the charter dated 22 Mar [891/92] which records the judgment at Tours in favour of Saint-Martin against Ricbert who had mistreated serfs[423].  “...Attonis vicecomitis, Guarnegaudi vicecomitis, Fulconis vicecomitis” subscribed the charter dated 22 May 899 under which “Rotbertus...Sancti Martini abbas et comes” restored “cellam beati Clementis martyris” to Saint-Martin[424].  “...Attonis vicecomitis, Guarnegaudi vicecomitis, Fulconis vicecomitis, Rainaldi vicecomitis...” subscribed the charter dated 13 Sep 900 under which “Rotbertus...beati Martini abba...et comes” restored “cellulæ...Sancti Clementis”, previously donated by “predecessor noster domnus Odo germanus noster...tunc abbas deinde Francorum rex”, to Saint-Martin[425].  "Archambaldus et uxor mea Ingilrada" donated property "in pago Turonico in vicaria Evenense...in villa...Fontanas...in villa...Linarias" to Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated 5 Jul 905, subscribed by “Fulconis Turonorum et Andecavorum vicecomitis, Gauzleni comitis et yppocomitis palatii...Guarnegaudi vicecomitis vel graphionis, Burchardi comitis vel graphionis...[426]

 

 

1.         ROBERT [I] (-1003)Vicomte de Blois.  "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron by charter dated 989 subscribed by "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco"[427]m ---.  The name of the wife of Robert [I] is not known.  Robert [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT [II] (-after 1 Mar 1006).  ["Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron by charter dated 989 subscribed by "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco"[428].  As noted above under comtes de Blois, there are some doubts about the authenticity of this charter.  One interpretation is that "Rotberti filii eius" applies to the donor, not "Odonis comitis" whose name directly precedes his in the list of subscribers, as Eudes Comte de Blois is not otherwise recorded with a son named Robert.]  Vicomte de Blois.  "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites" subscribed the charter dated 1 Mar 1006 under which "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés[429]m ---.  The name of Robert's wife is not known.  Robert [II] & his wife had two children:

i)          NANTHER (-after 1 Mar 1006).  "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites" subscribed the charter dated 1 Mar 1006 under which "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés[430]

ii)         JOSCELIN (-after 1 Mar 1006).  "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites" subscribed the charter dated 1 Mar 1006 under which "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés[431]

 

 

The charter referred to below suggests that there may have been a family relationship between Robert [II] Vicomte de Blois and Joscelin Vicomte de Melun, especially as the former named his second son Joscelin.  His name also suggests a relationship with the family of the Sires de Courtenay (see PARIS REGION NOBILITY). 

1.         JOSCELIN (-after 1 Mar 1006).  Vicomte de Melun.  "Roberti vicecomitis, Nanterii et Joscelini eius filiorum…Joscelini Miliduni vicecomites" subscribed the charter dated 1 Mar 1006 under which "Burchardus…castri comes Curbolii…cum filio meo Rainaldo…Parisensium episcopo" authorised donations to the abbey of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés[432]

 

 

1.         HERVE (-after [1060]).  Vicomte de Blois.  "Odo comes filius [Odonis comitis]" confirmed a donation of his father by charter dated to [1032/37], subscribed by "Tetbaldi filii eius, matris eius Ermengardis…Hervei vicecomitis"[433].  "Odo comes" [Eudes II Comte de Blois] donated the church of Saint-Médard dans le Vendômois to Saint-Martin, with the consent of "Salomon de Labarzinio, Walterius filius Hamelini, Burchardus", by charter dated to [1037], witnessed by "Herveus vicecomes…"[434].  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] subscribed by "…Hervei vicecomitis"[435].  "Radulfo vicecomite, Guillelmo vicecomite, Erfredo vicecomite, Herveo vicecomite de Bleso…" witnessed a charter dated 1039 which records that "miles…Walterius…filius Hamelini de Lingaiis" was sentenced to relinquish property held from Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d’Anjou for having killed "cognatum predicti comitis…Mauricium", Comte Geoffroy donating the property to La Trinité de Vendôme[436].  "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property by charter dated [1041/42] which names "filii ipsius Hervei…Gelduinus…et Gaufridus et Stephanus filiæ quoque Ermengardis atque Girberga quæ nuncupator etiam Claricia"[437].  A charter dated to [1059/64] records donations to Marmoutier in Blémars wood, witnessed by “...Herueus quondam vicecomes nunc monachus...[438]m ---.  The name of Hervé's wife is not known.  Hervé & his wife had five children:

a)         HILDUIN (-after [1088]).  "Filii ipsius Hervei…Gelduinus…et Gaufridus et Stephanus…", specifying that Hilduin succeeded his father, are named in the charter dated [1041/42] under which "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property[439]Vicomte de Blois.  “...Gilduini vicecomitis Blesensis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1061/65] under which “Wicherium filium Guicherii de castro Reginaldi” claimed rights in the forest of Blémars[440].  “Gilduinus” donated “quemdam clausum vinearum prope turrem Blesis” to Marmoutier, in accordance with the wish expressed by his father “Herueus vicecomes Blesis...monachus”, by charter dated to before 1088[441]

b)         GEOFFROY (-after [1041/42]).  "Filii ipsius Hervei…Gelduinus…et Gaufridus et Stephanus…" are named in the charter dated [1041/42] under which "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property[442]

c)         ETIENNE (-after [1041/42]).  "Filii ipsius Hervei…Gelduinus…et Gaufridus et Stephanus…" are named in the charter dated [1041/42] under which "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property[443]

d)         ERMENGARDE (-after [1041/42]).  "…filiæ quoque Ermengardis atque Girberga quæ nuncupator etiam Claricia" are named in the charter dated [1041/42] under which "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property[444]

e)         GERBERGE [Claricia] (-after [1041/42]).  "…filiæ quoque Ermengardis atque Girberga quæ nuncupator etiam Claricia" are named in the charter dated [1041/42] under which "Herveus vicecomes Blesensis" donated property[445]

 

 

1.         ROBERT (-before 1105)Vicomte de Bloism as her first husband, MATHILDE de Châteaudun, daughter of HUGUES Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife Agnès de Fréteval (-25 Sep after 1130).  "…Filii eius Maulde et Pagano qui nondum erat christianus" consented to the donation by "Hugonis vicecomitis" by charter dated to [1080/1100][446], the actual date presumably being in the early part of this range if his son Geoffroy was not yet baptised.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated property with the consent of "…Gausfredo filio eius, Matilda filia eius" by charter dated to [1095/1100][447].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.   She married secondly (1105) Geoffroy [II] "Grisegonelle" Comte de Vendôme.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1119 under which "Gaufridus de Castroduno" (her brother) donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron with the consent of "uxore mea [unnamed] Hugone filio meo et duabus filiabus meis Aupazia et Helvissa atque nepote meo Gofredo filio comitis Vindocinensis"[448].  "Gaufredus comes Vindocinensis qui cognominatus et Grisa Gonella…uxor eius Mathildis…comitissa necnon Eschirater eiusdem comitis" donated property by charter dated 1107[449].  "…Mithildis comitissa Vindocinensis filia eiusdem Hugonis…" consented to the donation by "Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" by charter dated [1110/11][450].  A list of anniversaries of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IX Kal Oct" of "Mathildis comitissa Vindocinensis"[451]

 

 

 

E.      VICOMTES de BLOIS (SEIGNEURS de LISLE en VENDÔMOIS)

 

 

ROBERT de Lisle, son of RENAUD de la Tour & his wife Berthe --- (-1214).  "Robertus de Insula" returned property to La Trinité de Vendôme, for the soul of "Bartholomei fratris Rainaldi patris sui", with the consent of "Rainaldus frater ipsius Roberti et mater eorum Berta et duo patrui eorum Hugo et Hamelinus", by charter dated 1152[452]Vicomte de Blois.  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme, on the death of "Rainaldi fratris sui" buried at the abbey, with the consent of "Rainaldus et Philippus filii Roberti et Matildis uxor eius", by charter dated to [1160/65][453].  "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" donated property with the consent of "uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" by charter dated to [1165][454].  A charter dated 1190 records donations of revenue to La Trinité de Vendôme by "Petrus Papeillum", on leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "Robertus de Insula…et Rainaldus predicti Roberti filius"[455].  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Maldtidis uxor mea, Raginaldus filius meus major natu et Gaufridus filius meus", by charter dated to [1190][456].  "Robertus de Insula dominus…cum filiis meis Raginaldo et Goffredo" noted an agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated Jan 1201[457]

m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-after [1190]).  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme, on the death of "Rainaldi fratris sui" buried at the abbey, with the consent of "Rainaldus et Philippus filii Roberti et Matildis uxor eius", by charter dated to [1160/65][458].  "Uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" consented to the donation by "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" by charter dated to [1165][459].  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Maldtidis uxor mea, Raginaldus filius meus major natu et Gaufridus filius meus", by charter dated to [1190][460]

m secondly LUCIE, daughter of ---. 

Robert & his first wife had four children: 

1.         RENAUD (-after Jul 1214).  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme, on the death of "Rainaldi fratris sui" buried at the abbey, with the consent of "Rainaldus et Philippus filii Roberti et Matildis uxor eius", by charter dated to [1160/65][461].  "Uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" consented to the donation by "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" by charter dated to [1165][462].  A charter dated 1190 records donations of revenue to La Trinité de Vendôme by "Petrus Papeillum", on leaving for Jerusalem, with the consent of "Robertus de Insula…et Rainaldus predicti Roberti filius"[463].  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Maldtidis uxor mea, Raginaldus filius meus major natu et Gaufridus filius meus", by charter dated to [1190][464].  "…Rainaldus de Insula…" witnessed the charter dated 1195 under which "Burchardus…Vindocinensis comes" created a foundation for maintenance of two lamps at La Trinité de Vendôme[465].  "Rainaldus, Insulæ Jheremiæ dominus" restored rights to Marmoutier, taken by "patris mei Rotberti et fratris mei Gauffridi necnon uxoris meæ Alienor" by charter dated to [1200][466].  "Robertus de Insula dominus…cum filiis meis Raginaldo et Goffredo" noted an agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated Jan 1201[467].  "Raginaldus dominus de Insula" donated wood for the poor, with the consent of "fratris mei Gaufridi militis et uxoris mee Alienordis", by charter dated Jul 1214 which names "patris mei Roberti de Insula"[468]Vicomte de Blois.  Blesois 194, 195, 209.  m ELEONORE, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1214).  "Rainaldus, Insulæ Jheremiæ dominus" restored rights to Marmoutier, taken by "patris mei Rotberti et fratris mei Gauffridi necnon uxoris meæ Alienor" by charter dated to [1200][469].  "Raginaldus dominus de Insula" donated wood for the poor, with the consent of "fratris mei Gaufridi militis et uxoris mee Alienordis", by charter dated Jul 1214 which names "patris mei Roberti de Insula"[470].    

2.         GEOFFROY (-1231).  "Uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" consented to the donation by "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" by charter dated to [1165][471].  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Maldtidis uxor mea, Raginaldus filius meus major natu et Gaufridus filius meus", by charter dated to [1190][472].  "Rainaldus, Insulæ Jheremiæ dominus" restored rights to Marmoutier, taken by "patris mei Rotberti et fratris mei Gauffridi necnon uxoris meæ Alienor" by charter dated to [1200][473].  "Robertus de Insula dominus…cum filiis meis Raginaldo et Goffredo" noted an agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated Jan 1201[474].  "Raginaldus dominus de Insula" donated wood for the poor, with the consent of "fratris mei Gaufridi militis et uxoris mee Alienordis", by charter dated Jul 1214 which names "patris mei Roberti de Insula"[475].  A charter dated Sep 1231 records an agreement between "Gaufridus de Insula miles" and the abbey of la Madeleine de Châteaudun about Mornais wood[476]Vicomte de Blois.  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[477]m ADELICIA, daughter of ---.  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[478].  Geoffroy & his wife had seven children: 

a)         ROBERT .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[479]

b)         RENAUD (-after 1269).  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[480]Vicomte de Blois

c)         PHILIPPE .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[481]

d)         GEOFFROY .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[482]

e)         MATHILDE .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[483]

f)          ADELICIA .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[484]

g)         ISABELLE .  "Gaufridus de Insula miles" granted revenue to La Madeleine de Châteaudun, with the consent of "Adelicia uxore mea filiis et filiabus meis Roberto, Raginaldo, Philippo et Gaufrido, Matilde, Adelicia et Ysabelle", by charter dated Sep 1231[485]

3.         BERTHE (-after [1165]).  "Uxore mea Mahot…filiis et filiabus meis…Reginaldo, Gaufrido et Berta" consented to the donation by "Robertus de Insula Blesensis vicecomes" by charter dated to [1165][486]

4.         PHILIPPE .  "Robertus de Insula" donated property to La Trinité de Vendôme, on the death of "Rainaldi fratris sui" buried at the abbey, with the consent of "Rainaldus et Philippus filii Roberti et Matildis uxor eius", by charter dated to [1160/65][487]

5.         ISABELLE

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    COMTES de BOURGES

 

 

A.      COMTES de BOURGES

 

 

The history of the county of Bourges has not been traced after the mid-9th century, but it is supposed that it was incorporated into the domaine royale at an early stage. 

 

 

1.         WICFRED Comte de Bourges.  The Miraculis Sancti Genulfi names "Agana filia…Byturicensium comes…Wifredus regali prosapia oriundus [et]…Oda coniux"[488].  A charter of Charles III “le Simple” King of the West Franks dated 3 Nov 908, confirming the assets of “monasterio Crassensi”, mentions property “in territorio Narbonensi” exchanged between “Wifredus comes cum Fredaldo episcopo[489]

-        CAROLINGIAN NOBILITY

 

 

Brother [and sister], parents not known. 

1.         HUGUESComte de Bourges.  Abbo records that Eudes King of France defeated Guillaume "le Pieux" Comte d’Auvergne and gave "tous ses honneurs…à Hugues alors prince et gouverneur de Bourges", triggering war between the two parties in which Hugues was killed, dated to 889 from the context[490]

2.         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by Abbo who names "Rotgaire, comte et neveu de Hugues" as one of the supporters of "Hugues…prince et gouverneur de Bourges", on the assumption that this passage means that the sister of Hugues was the mother of Rotger, dated to 889 from the context[491]m --- [du Maine], son of ---.] 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de BOURGES

 

 

1.         [GEOFFROY [I] .  Vicomte [de Bourges].  The existence of Vicomte Geoffroy [I] is confirmed only by the charter dated 28 Jun 1092.  If the information contained in the charter is historically accurate (which is unknown), the chronology suggests that Geoffroy [I] would have been granted the vicomté de Bourges in the late 9th/early 10th century, maybe early in the reign of Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks.  "Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "…Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…"[492]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had one child:] 

a)         GEOFFROY [II] "Bosberas" .  Vicomte [de Bourges].  "Odonis comitis…Gaufredi vicecomitis, Gaufredi filii eius, Harduini filii Corbonis" signed a charter dated 17 Dec 1064 (presumably redateable to before 1037 because of "Odonis comitis" [Eudes II Comte de Blois?]) relating to serfs of Marmoutier[493].  "Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "…Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…"[494]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had one child:

i)          GEOFFROY [III] "le Noble" (-after 1038).  "Odonis comitis…Gaufredi vicecomitis, Gaufredi filii eius, Harduini filii Corbonis" signed a charter dated 17 Dec 1064 (presumably redateable to before 1037 because of "Odonis comitis" [Eudes II Comte de Blois?]) relating to serfs of Marmoutier[495]Vicomte [de Bourges].  "Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "…Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…"[496]Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi”, and also records donations made by “[principes totius Bituricensis patriæ]...Gimonem...de castro Gordonico, Theodericum de Montefalconis, Tedonem Magdunensem, Hubaldum Aiensem, Hubaldum...Virisionensem, Arnulfum Dunensem...Gilo miles ac dominus Soliacensis castri atque Hainensis...cum Odone Arpino dominus”, witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[497]m ELDEBURGE de Déols, daughter of RAOUL Sire de Déols & his wife Dadda --- (-1057 or after).  Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[498].    Geoffroy [III] & his wife had two children:

(a)       GEOFFROY [IV] "le Meschin" .  Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[499]"Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "…Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…"[500]Vicomte de Bourgesm ---.  The name of Geoffroy's wife is not known.  Geoffroy [IV] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       ETIENNE (-after 28 Jun 1092).  Vicomte de Bourges.  "Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre, with the consent of "viri sui D. Geilone Soliacensis castri" and on the advice of "Arnulfi Virzionensis domini filiique eius Gaufridi...", by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "Abbatiam Gaufredus cognomento Papabos, Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…D. Odonem cognomento Arpinum, neptis nostræ [Mathildæ]"[501]

(2)       EDELBURGE de Bourges (-after 30 Apr [1096]).  "Stephanus Vicecomes Bituricensis urbis et soror mea Ildeburgis" donated property to the abbey of Vierzon Saint Pierre, with the consent of "viri sui D. Geilone Soliacensis castri" and on the advice of "Arnulfi Virzionensis domini filiique eius Gaufridi...", by charter dated 28 Jun 1092, which names "Abbatiam Gaufredus cognomento Papabos, Gaufredi patris nostri avus…moriens vero Gaufrido filio suo…Bosberaès…quoque Gaufredus filium suum itidem Gaufredum Nobilem cognominatum…patri nostro Gaufredo…Meschins…D. Odonem cognomento Arpinum, neptis nostræ [Mathildæ]"[502].  "Gillo de Soliaco" recognised the rights of Saint-Florent over the monastery of Saint-Gondon sur Loire by charter dated 30 Apr [1096] which names "uxorem suam Audeburgim filiam Goffredi vicecomitis Bituricensis"[503]m GILLES [II] Sire de Sully, son of ARCHAMBAUD [II] Sire de Sully & his wife Agnes --- (-1098). 

(b)       MADALBERT (-after 1012).  Philippe I King of France confirmed donations made to Saint-Ambroix by “Gausfredus Bituricum vicecomes et uxor illius Ildeburgis et Odo de Dolis et liberi illorum” by charter dated 16 Oct 1102, which precedes the charter dated 1012 under whichGauzfredus et uxor mea Eldeburgis et filii mei Gozfredus et Madalbertus et fratres meæ uxoris Odo et Ebbo” donated property for the soul of “patris meæ mulieris Rodulfi” witnessed by “Rotberti regis, Dagberti archipræsulis...[504]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de MEHUN

 

Mehun is located on the banks of the river Yèvre, south-west of Vierzon, midway between there and Bourges. 

 

 

HUMBAUD de Vierzon, son of GEOFFROY de Vierzon & his wife Beatrix de Mehun (-after 1069).  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][505]Seigneur de Mehun.  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” donated “le prieuré de Vouzeron” to Vierzon abbey with “Erendorge” his wife by undated charter, without citing the source reference[506].  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” donated “deux arpens de terre proche le château de Vierzon” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Geofroy et Robert ses freres”, by undated charter, without citing the source reference[507].  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun...avec Arnoul I Seigneur de Vierzon son frere” restored “le village de Neufvy” to Déols abbey by charter dated 1040, without citing the source reference[508].  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” restored customs to Notre-Dame de Mehun, with the consent of “Arembour [sa femme]...de Gimon et Guillaume ses enfants, Arnoul Seigneur de Vierzon son frere” by undated charter, without citing the source reference[509]

m ERENDORGE [Aremburge], daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” donated “le prieuré de Vouzeron” to Vierzon abbey with “Erendorge” his wife by undated charter, without citing the source reference[510].  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” restored customs to Notre-Dame de Mehun, with the consent of “Arembour [sa femme]...de Gimon et Guillaume ses enfants, Arnoul Seigneur de Vierzon son frere” by undated charter, without citing the source reference[511].  The similarity of the two names Erendorge and Aremburge suggests that the former may be a mistranscription of the latter and that the two were the same person, although this is not beyond all doubt. 

Humbaud [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         GIMON [I] de Mehun (-after 1072).  La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” restored customs to Notre-Dame de Mehun, with the consent of “Arembour [sa femme]...de Gimon et Guillaume ses enfants, Arnoul Seigneur de Vierzon son frere” by undated charter, without citing the source reference[512]m ---.  The name of Gimon’s wife is not known.  Gimon [I] & his wife had children: 

a)         HUMBAUD [II] de Mehun .  La Thaumassière names “Humbaud II Seigneur de Meun” as the son of “Gimon I Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that he is named in two charters dated 1095 and “demeura sous la tutelle d’Etienne de Meun son parent jusques à l’an 1102”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[513]m ---.  The name of Humbaud’s wife is not known.  Humbaud [II] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GIMON [II] de Mehun (-before 1178).  La Thaumassière names “Gimon II Seigneur de Meun, Guillaume de Meun Seigneur de Celles” as the children of “Humbaud II Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Gimon [II] settled disputes with the abbot of “Mascé...avec Robert son aîné” after 1141, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[514]

-         see below

ii)         GUILLAUME de Mehun (-after 1142).  La Thaumassière names “Gimon II Seigneur de Meun, Guillaume de Meun Seigneur de Celles” as the children of “Humbaud II Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Guillaume died childless, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[515].  Seigneur de Celles.  Arnulphum Virzionensis castri dominum”, wanting to leave for Jerusalem, confirmed payment of “decimis vinearum” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Gofrido filio [...supradicti Arnulphi], Roberto clerico fratre suo [...avunculo suo]”, by charter dated 1142 (the dating clause of which records “Gofredo Virzionensis castri domino permanente”, indicating that the document was written after the death of the donor), witnessed by “Robertus clericus frater ipsius Arnulphi, Wilelmus de Cella filius Humbaudi de Magduno...[516]

2.         RAOUL de MehunLa Thaumassière names “Gimon Seigneur de Meun, Raoul de Meun, Sulpice de Meun, Guillaume de Mehun” as the children of “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[517]

3.         SULPICE de Mehun .  La Thaumassière names “Gimon Seigneur de Meun, Raoul de Meun, Sulpice de Meun, Guillaume de Mehun” as the children of “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[518].  m ---.  The name of Sulpice’s wife is not known.  Sulpice & his wife had one child: 

a)         ETIENNE de Mehun (-after 1102).  La Thaumassière names “Gimon Seigneur de Meun, Raoul de Meun, Sulpice de Meun, Guillaume de Mehun” as the children of “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Sulpice “souscrivit la donation d’Etienne Vicomte de Bourges 1092, épousa Mabille”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[519].  La Thaumassière names “Humbaud II Seigneur de Meun” as the son of “Gimon I Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that he is named in two charters dated 1095 and “demeura sous la tutelle d’Etienne de Meun son parent jusques à l’an 1102”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[520]m MABILLE, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière names “Gimon Seigneur de Meun, Raoul de Meun, Sulpice de Meun, Guillaume de Mehun” as the children of “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Sulpice “souscrivit la donation d’Etienne Vicomte de Bourges 1092, épousa Mabille”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[521].  Etienne & his wife had one child: 

i)          AGNES de Mehun .  La Thaumassière records that “Agnes de Meun”, daughter of “Etienne de Mehun”, married “Humbaud de Bourbon qui se rendit religieux en l’abbaye de saint Sulpice”, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[522]m HUMBAUD de Bourbon, son of ---. 

4.         GUILLAUME de MehunLa Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” restored customs to Notre-Dame de Mehun, with the consent of “Arembour [sa femme]...de Gimon et Guillaume ses enfants, Arnoul Seigneur de Vierzon son frere” by undated charter, without citing the source reference[523]

 

 

GIMON [II] de Mehun, son of HUMBAUD [II] Seigneur de Mehun & his wife --- (-before 1178).  La Thaumassière names “Gimon II Seigneur de Meun, Guillaume de Meun Seigneur de Celles” as the children of “Humbaud II Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Gimon [II] settled disputes with the abbot of “Mascé...avec Robert son aîné” after 1141, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[524]

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

Gimon [II] & his wife had three children: 

1.         ROBERT de Mehun (-after 1189).  La Thaumassière names “Gimon II Seigneur de Meun, Guillaume de Meun Seigneur de Celles” as the children of “Humbaud II Seigneur de Mehun”, adding that Gimon [II] settled disputes with the abbot of “Mascé...avec Robert son aîné” after 1141, but does not cite the corresponding primary sources[525]Seigneur de MehunLa Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” donated a serf to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Marie sa femme et de Bernard son frere”, by charter dated “du mois de Février, regnant le roy Louis”, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[526]Robertus Magdunensis dominus” enfranchised “burgum de Pruliaco”, with the consent of “uxore mea Margarita et filio meo Radulpho et Humbaldo...fratre meo, atque Odone de Boneio”, by charter dated 1177[527]La Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” acknowledged the rights of the church of Mehun over their farm animals, in the same way that “Gimon son pere et Humbaud son ayeul l’avoient reconnu”, with the consent of “Raoul, Hugues et Philippes ses enfants”, by charter dated 1179, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[528]m firstly MARIE, daughter of ---.  m secondly MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1177).  “Robertus Magdunensis dominus” enfranchised “burgum de Pruliaco”, with the consent of “uxore mea Margarita et filio meo Radulpho et Humbaldo...fratre meo, atque Odone de Boneio”, by charter dated 1177[529].  Robert & his wife had five children: 

a)         RAOUL de Mehun (-[1196/97]).  “Robertus Magdunensis dominus” enfranchised “burgum de Pruliaco”, with the consent of “uxore mea Margarita et filio meo Radulpho et Humbaldo...fratre meo, atque Odone de Boneio”, by charter dated 1177[530]La Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” acknowledged the rights of the church of Mehun over their farm animals, in the same way that “Gimon son pere et Humbaud son ayeul l’avoient reconnu”, with the consent of “Raoul, Hugues et Philippes ses enfants”, by charter dated 1179, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[531]m firstly MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-before 1190).  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul Seigneur de Meun” donated wood “en la forêt de Volt” to Vierzon abbey, for the souls of “Humbaud son frere et de Marguerite sa premiere femme”, by charter dated 1190, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[532]m secondly ISABELLE, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul Seigneur de Meun” donated harvest to “Mascé” abbey, for the souls of “...Isabelle sa seconde femme et de son frere Philippe”, by undated charter, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[533].  Raoul & his second wife had one child: 

i)          ISABELLE de Mehun (-before 1197).  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul Seigneur de Meun” had one child “d’Isabelle sa seconde femme...Isabelle, laquelle étant mort avant luy, il laissa tous ses biens à Philippes son frere”, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[534]

b)         HUGUES de MehunLa Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” acknowledged the rights of the church of Mehun over their farm animals, in the same way that “Gimon son pere et Humbaud son ayeul l’avoient reconnu”, with the consent of “Raoul, Hugues et Philippes ses enfants”, by charter dated 1179, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[535]

c)         PHILIPPE de Mehun (-after 1198).  La Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” acknowledged the rights of the church of Mehun over their farm animals, in the same way that “Gimon son pere et Humbaud son ayeul l’avoient reconnu”, with the consent of “Raoul, Hugues et Philippes ses enfants”, by charter dated 1179, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[536].  La Thaumassière records that “Philippe Seigneur de Meun” confirmed the privileges of Notre-Dame de Mehun, as granted by “Robert son pere et Raoul son frere”, by charter dated 1198, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[537]m ---.  The name of Philippe’s wife is not known.  Philippe & his wife had one child: 

i)          MATHILDE de Mehun (-1240, bur Mehun)A manuscript history of the Coucy family, dated 1303, names “Pierre et li autre Robert” as the sons of “frere du Roy Louis...Pierre...de Courtenay”, adding that Robert married “la Dame de Mehun[538].  Bouchet records her parentage more precisely “Mahaud fille unique de Philippes Seigneur de Mehun sur Yevre et de Selles en Berry, sorty d’un puisné de la maison de Vierzon...” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[539].  The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not yet been identified.  Robert de Courtenay Seigneur de Mehun et Mahault nostre femme” confirmed “la coustume de Lorris” to the inhabitants “de Mehun” made by “bonæ memoriæ comes Stephanus pater meus” by charter dated 11 Jul 1209[540].  “Robertus de Curtiniaco miles et Mathildis uxor mea” donated “decimas ultra campum...Coivre in territorio de Campignoliisto the parish of Villeneuve by charter dated Jan 1218 (O.S.)[541]Robertus de Curtigniaco, Buticularius Franciæ, Petro, Philippo et Radulpho filiis suis” agreed a division of their territories, under which “Petrus primogenitus filius” would receive “baroniam de Magduno et Cellas et Chantecoq” after the death of his mother by charter dated Mar 1236 (O.S.)[542]m firstly JEAN [III] de Beaugency-sur-Loire, son of ---.  m secondly (before 11 Jul 1209) as his second wife, ROBERT de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles, son of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay (-Palestine 5 Oct 1239)

d)         HUMBAUD de Mehun (-before 1190).  La Thaumassière records that “Raoul Seigneur de Meun” donated wood “en la forêt de Volt” to Vierzon abbey, for the souls of “Humbaud son frere et de Marguerite sa premiere femme”, by charter dated 1190, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[543]

e)         ETIENNE de MehunLa Thaumassière names “Etienne de Mehun” as youngest child of “Robert Seigneur de Meun”, but does not cite the primary source on which this information is based[544]

2.         BERNARD de MehunLa Thaumassière records that “Robert Seigneur de Meun” donated a serf to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Marie sa femme et de Bernard son frere”, by charter dated “du mois de Février, regnant le roy Louis”, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[545]

3.         HUMBAUD de Mehun (-after 1177).  “Robertus Magdunensis dominus” enfranchised “burgum de Pruliaco”, with the consent of “uxore mea Margarita et filio meo Radulpho et Humbaldo...fratre meo, atque Odone de Boneio”, by charter dated 1177[546]

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de MONFAUCON [en BERRY]

 

 

Richemond indicates that Monfaucon en Berry is now Villequiers, canton de Baugy, in the present-day French département of Cher[547]

 

 

1.         THIERRY de Monfaucon (-after 1012).  "Thierry de Monfaucon" is named in a charter of "vicomte Geoffroy de Bourges" dated 1012[548]

 

2.         --- de Monfaucon m --- [de Châtillon], daughter of --- ([1095/1105]-).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "principe Antiochie Renaldo" had a sister who was the mother of "Renaldum de Monte Falconis in Bituria et duas sorores illius"[549].  Her birth date range, which is very approximate, is estimated based on the probable birth date range of her daughter.  Three children:

a)         RENAUD [I] de Monfaucon (-[1180]).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "principe Antiochie Renaldo" had a sister who was the mother of "Renaldum de Monte Falconis in Bituria et duas sorores illius"[550].  "Renaud de Monfaucon" is named in charters dated 1138 and 1147 which record donations to the abbey of Chalivoy[551].  Pierre Archbishop of Bourges requested Suger to deliver "Renaud de Montfaucon" for judgment by the knights "du pays de Bourges"[552]m AGNES [de Sully], daughter of [EUDES [Archambaud] Sire de Sully & his wife Mathilde de Baugency].  La Thaumassière names “Agnes de Seuly femme de Renaud S. de Mont-faucon” as the second daughter of “Eudes Archambaud Sire de Seuly” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[553].  Renaud & his wife had four children: 

i)          EUDES de Monfaucon (-after 1196).  La Thaumassière names “Eudes S. de Montfaucon, Archambaud de Montfaucon doyen de l’église de Bourges, Raoul de Montfaucon, Simon de Montfaucon” as the children of “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[554]m SARAH de Saint-Vérain Dame d’Herry, daughter of GIBAUD Seigneur de Saint-Vérain & his wife Sarah de Toucy (-1227).  La Thaumassière records that “Sara dame d’Erry”, wife of “Eudes S. de Mont-faucon”, donated revenue from harvest “aux religieux de Challivoy” by charter dated 1193, but does not cite the corresponding primary source[555].  Eudes & his wife had two children: 

(a)       RENAUD [II] de Monfaucon (-after 1235)La Thaumassière names “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon, Aenor de Montfaucon mariée à Eudes de Seuly S. de Beaujeu” as the children of “Eudes S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[556]m MATHILDE de Charenton, daughter of EBLES [IV] Sire de Charenton {Charenton-sur-Cher, Cher} & his wife --- de Bourbon (-bur Noirlac Abbey).  La Thaumassière quotes the epitaphs in Noirlac abbey which record the burial of “Mathildis quondam domina Charentonii” and “Reginandus de Montefalconis junior[557].  Renaud [II] & his wife had two children: 

(1)       RENAUD [III] de Montfaucon (-before 1242)m as her first husband, ISABELLE de Courtenay, daughter of ROBERT [I] de Courtenay Seigneur de Champignelles & his second wife Mathilde de Mehun (-22 Sep 1257).  “Henricus Soliaci dominus et Guillerma domina de Baysernis et de Campo petroso” confirmed to “Iohanni comitis in Burgundia et domino de Salins atque Ysabelli uxori suæ” the grant of “casale de Lapau de Baloeme et nemus...ratione dotalitii prædictæ Ysabellis quæ fuit uxor nobilis quondam viri Reginaldi de Montefalconis iuvenis defuncti” to ”Odoni de Trossebois militi” by charter dated 1252[558].  She married secondly ([1242/43]) as his second wife, Jean [I] "l'Antique/le Sage" Comte d'Auxonne et de Chalon, Sire de Salins.  The necrology of the Cordeliers de Salins records the death X Kal Oct” of “domina Elizabeth quondam nobilis comitissa Cabilonensis[559]

(2)       SIBYLLE de Monfaucon (-after Feb 1229).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Robertus dominus de Bomez" confirmed a donation to the Teutonic knights, with the consent of “Roberti filii mei et Sibille uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1228 (O.S.)[560]m ROBERT [II] de Bommiers, son of ROBERT [I] de Bommiers & his wife --- (-after Feb 1229). 

(b)       ELEONORE de Monfaucon (-1250).  La Thaumassière names “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon, Aenor de Montfaucon mariée à Eudes de Seuly S. de Beaujeu” as the children of “Eudes S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[561]m EUDES [I] de Sully Seigneur de Beaujeu-en-Berry, son of GILLES [III] Sire de Sully & his wife Luce de Charenton. 

ii)         ARCHAMBAUD de Montfaucon (-after 1191).  La Thaumassière names “Eudes S. de Montfaucon, Archambaud de Montfaucon doyen de l’église de Bourges, Raoul de Montfaucon, Simon de Montfaucon” as the children of “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[562]

iii)        RAOUL de Monfaucon .  La Thaumassière names “Eudes S. de Montfaucon, Archambaud de Montfaucon doyen de l’église de Bourges, Raoul de Montfaucon, Simon de Montfaucon” as the children of “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[563]

iv)       SIMON de Monfaucon .  La Thaumassière names “Eudes S. de Montfaucon, Archambaud de Montfaucon doyen de l’église de Bourges, Raoul de Montfaucon, Simon de Montfaucon” as the children of “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon” and his wife but cites no source on which the information is based[564]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  La Thaumassière records that “Simon de Montfaucon”, son of “Regnaud S. de Montfaucon”, donated harvest to Bourges for the anniversary of “Agnes sa femme”, but cites no source on which the information is based[565].  Simon & his wife had one child: 

(a)       EUDES de Monfaucon .  La Thaumassière records that “Simon de Montfaucon” had a son named Eudes but cites no source on which the information is based[566]

b)         AVELINE de Monfaucon ([1110/20]-).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "principe Antiochie Renaldo" had a sister who was the mother of "Renaldum de Monte Falconis in Bituria et duas sorores illius", of whom one "Avelina de Traci" married "viro nobili Ursoni"[567].  Her birth date range is estimated from the possible birth date of her daughter.  Dame de Tracy, which Richemond identifies as Treuzy near Nemours[568]m URSON, son of ---. 

c)         daughter .  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "principe Antiochie Renaldo" had a sister who was the mother of "Renaldum de Monte Falconis in Bituria et duas sorores illius"[569]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de SAINT-PALAIS

 

 

Saint-Palais was located near Bourges. 

 

 

1.         --- de Saint-Palais (-before 1217)Seigneur de Saint-Palaism ---, daughter of ---.  Her family origin is confirmed by La Thaumassière who records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[570].  One child: 

a)         ETIENNE de Saint-Palais (-after Mar 1227).  Seigneur de Saint-Palais.  La Thaumassière records that, after the death in 1217 of Mathilde d’Issoudun childless, Issoudun was inherited by “Etienne de saint Palais et...Helie, Claude et Guillaume, enfans de Renoul Sire de Culant et de Beatrix sa femme, ses plus prochains heritiers” who exchanged Issoudun with Philippe II King of France[571].  Philippe II King of France confirmed the division into parts of “feodum de Virsone et sicut dominus de Virsone illud tenebat et tenere debebat a domino Exolduni” made by “Heliæ de Culent et Stephano de S. Palacio”, confirming that they held “Vestan sicut dominus Exolduni illud tenebat a comite Blesis”, two thirds of which the king transferred to them in exchange for “feodum de Charrotio sicut dominus de Charrotio illud tenebat a domino Exolduni et feodum de Lineriis sicut domini de Lineriis illud tenuerunt a domino Exolduni et illud quod Robertus de Bosmez tenuit de dominis Exolduni”, by charter dated May 1217[572].  La Thaumassière records that “Etienne S. de saint Palais...du consentement d’Acis sa femme” settled disputes with the chapter of Montermoyen by charter dated May 1217, later confirmed Apr 1223, but does not cite the source reference[573].  King Philippe II granted property "à Vatan" to "Etienne de Saint-Palais" in exchange for “la portion d’Issoudun qui [lui] revenait” by charter dated [29 Mar/Aug] 1220[574].  La Thaumassière records that “Etienne S. de saint Palais” donated property to the chapter of Saint-Etienne, for the anniversary of his mother, by charter dated Mar 1227, but does not cite the source reference[575]m ACIS, daughter of --- (-after May 1217).  La Thaumassière records that “Etienne S. de saint Palais...du consentement d’Acis sa femme” settled disputes with the chapter of Montermoyen by charter dated May 1217, later confirmed Apr 1223, but does not cite the source reference[576].  Etienne & his wife had two children: 

i)          RENAUD de Saint-Palais (-[1235/41]).  La Thaumassière names “Regnaud de saint Palais, Etienne de saint Palais” as the children of Etienne de Saint Palais, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[577]Seigneur de Saint-Palais

-         see below

ii)         ETIENNE de Saint Palais .  La Thaumassière names “Regnaud de saint Palais, Etienne de saint Palais” as the children of Etienne de Saint Palais, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[578]

 

 

RENAUD de Saint-Palais, son of ETIENNE Seigneur de Saint-Palais & his wife Acis --- (-[1235/41]).  La Thaumassière names “Regnaud de saint Palais, Etienne de saint Palais” as the children of Etienne de Saint Palais, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[579]Seigneur de Saint-Palais.  Seigneur de Vastan.  La Thaumassière records that “Regnaud de saint Palais S. de Vastan et de saint Palais” donated harvest to the chapter of Montermoyen, with the consent of “Isabel sa femme”, by charter dated Mar 1234, but does not cite the source reference[580].  La Thaumassière records that “Regnaud de saint Palais S. de Vastan et de saint Palais” confirmed donations of harvest to Montermoyen by his vassals by charter dated 1235, but does not cite the source reference[581]

m ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after 1241).  La Thaumassière records that “Regnaud de saint Palais S. de Vastan et de saint Palais” donated harvest to the chapter of Montermoyen, with the consent of “Isabel sa femme”, by charter dated Mar 1234, but does not cite the source reference[582].  La Thaumassière records that Isabelle, widow of Renaud de Saint-Palais, confirmed donations made by her husband to Loroy abbey by charter dated 1241, but does not cite the source reference[583]

Renaud & his wife had two children: 

1.         PIERRE de Saint-Palais (-after Feb 1279).  La Thaumassière names “Pierre de saint Palais, Regnaud de saint Palais” as the children of Renaud de Saint Palais, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[584]Seigneur de Saint-Palais.  Seigneur de Vastan.  Renulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo” by charter dated Oct 1258, signed by “dictus Renulphus dominus de Culento et Renulphus filius meus domicellus et Sedilia uxor mea et...dictus Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles et Renaudus frater meus miles[585]Guido...Bituricensis archiepiscopus...et...Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles dominus dictæ villæ de Sancto Paladio” enfranchised “villam de Sancto Paladio” by charter dated Feb 1279[586]m ALIX de Méry, daughter of ---. 

-        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-PALAIS[587]

2.         RENAUD de Saint-Palais .  La Thaumassière names “Pierre de saint Palais, Regnaud de saint Palais” as the children of Renaud de Saint Palais, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[588]Renulphus de Culento et Petrus de Sancto Paladio...domini de Castro-novo super scarum post decessum nobilis Margaritæ quondam uxoris domini Exoldunensis” enfranchised “villam de Castro-novo” by charter dated Oct 1258, signed by “dictus Renulphus dominus de Culento et Renulphus filius meus domicellus et Sedilia uxor mea et...dictus Petrus de Sancto Paladio miles et Renaudus frater meus miles[589]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de VIERZON

 

 

HUMBAUD [I] "le Tortu" .  André Abbé de Vierzon granted property in fief to "quodam milite…Humbaudo…vocabulo Tortus…dominatum exercere…in castro Virzionensi", recently arrived from "Belesma castro", by charter dated to [981][590]

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

Humbaud [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         HUMBAUD [II] "le Riche" (-27 Jul, after 1040).  Seigneur de Vierzon.  "Humbaldus cognomine dives Virsionnensis dominus" became a monk at the abbey of Vierzon, with the consent of "nepos Arnulfe" to whom he granted his territories, by charter dated 1025[591].  The necrology of Vierzon abbey records the death “VI Kal Aug” of “domini Humbaldi abbatis[592]

2.         GEOFFROY (-after [1030]).  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][593]m BEATRIX de Mehun, daughter of [ETIENNE Seigneur de Mehun & his wife Amilis ---] (-after [1030]).  La Thaumassière records that “Beatrix fille unique d’Etienne seigneur de Meun et d’Amilis sa femme” married “Geoffroy II fils d’Humbaud le Tortu Seigenur de Vierzon”, but does not cite the sources on which this information is based[594].  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][595].  Geoffroy & his wife had six children: 

a)         ARNOUL [I] (-[1082/95]).  "Humbaldus cognomine dives Virsionnensis dominus" became a monk at the abbey of Vierzon, with the consent of "nepos Arnulfe" to whom he granted his territories, by charter dated 1025[596]Seigneur de Vierzon.  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][597].  A charter dated 1056 records the settlement of a war between "Arnulfus Virsionensis castri dominus" and "Rainaldus Graciacensis [castri dominus]"[598]m BERTALDE, daughter of ---.  Toulgoët-Treanna records that Arnoul and his wife "Bertalde" subscribed a charter dated to [1071/92] under which Ansgarde donated property to Vierzon abbey[599].  Arnoul [I] & his wife had one child: 

i)          GEOFFROY [I] de Vierzon (-before 1108).  Toulgoët-Treanna records that "Robert de Vierzon fils de Geoffroy" donated a serf to Vierzon abbey by undated charter subscribed by "Arnoul de Vierzon, Geoffroy son fils et Humbaud frère d’Arnoul"[600]

-         see below

b)         HUMBAUD (-after 1069).  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][601].  Seigneur de Mehun. 

-        SEIGNEURS de MEHUN

c)         GUILLAUME .  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][602]

d)         ADELA .  "Dominus Gaufredus de Virzione et de Cella" renounced rights over the church of Saint-Eucise-sur-Selles, in the presence of "uxore sua Beatrice et liberis suis…Hernulfus, Hubaudus, Guillelmus filii eorum, Adela filia eorum", by charter dated to [1030][603]

e)         GEOFFROYLa Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” donated “deux arpens de terre proche le château de Vierzon” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Geofroy et Robert ses freres”, by undated charter, without citing the source reference[604]

f)          ROBERT .  Toulgoët-Treanna records that "Robert de Vierzon fils de Geoffroy" donated a serf to Vierzon abbey by undated charter subscribed by "Arnoul de Vierzon, Geoffroy son fils et Humbaud frère d’Arnoul"[605]La Thaumassière records that “Humbaud de Vierzon Seigneur de Mehun” donated “deux arpens de terre proche le château de Vierzon” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Geofroy et Robert ses freres”, by undated charter, without citing the source reference[606]

 

 

GEOFFROY [I] de Vierzon, son of ARNOUL [I] Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife --- (-before 1108).  Toulgoët-Treanna records that "Robert de Vierzon fils de Geoffroy" donated a serf to Vierzon abbey by undated charter subscribed by "Arnoul de Vierzon, Geoffroy son fils et Humbaud frère d’Arnoul"[607]Seigneur de Vierzon.  Toulgoët-Treanna records that Geoffroy [I] Seigneur de Vierzon transferred his rights in the election of the abbot of Vierzon to the abbot of Déols, with the consent of "Arnoul et de Humbaud ses enfants", by charter dated 1096[608]

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

Geoffroy [I] & his wife had four children: 

1.         ARNOUL [II] de Vierzon (-1142).  Toulgoët-Treanna records that Geoffroy [I] Seigneur de Vierzon transferred his rights in the election of the abbot of Vierzon to the abbot of Déols, with the consent of "Arnoul et de Humbaud ses enfants", by charter dated 1096[609]Seigneur de Vierzon.  A letter, dated 1108, addressed by Ivo Bishop of Chartres to Leodegar Archbishop of Bourges relates to "causam Arnulfi Virsionensis"[610].  The Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records the death in 1142 of "Arnulfus Virzionis dominus"[611]Arnulphum Virzionensis castri dominum”, wanting to leave for Jerusalem, confirmed payment of “decimis vinearum” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Gofrido filio [...supradicti Arnulphi], Roberto clerico fratre suo [...avunculo suo]”, by charter dated 1142 (the dating clause of which records “Gofredo Virzionensis castri domino permanente”, indicating that the document was written after the death of the donor), witnessed by “Robertus clericus frater ipsius Arnulphi, Wilelmus de Cella filius Humbaudi de Magduno...[612]m ---.  The name of Arnoul's wife is not known.  Arnoul [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         GEOFFROY [II] (-1144).  The Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Gaufredus filius eius" succeeded on the death of "Arnulfus Virzionis dominus", and died in 1144[613]Seigneur de VierzonArnulphum Virzionensis castri dominum”, wanting to leave for Jerusalem, confirmed payment of “decimis vinearum” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Gofrido filio [...supradicti Arnulphi], Roberto clerico fratre suo [...avunculo suo]”, by charter dated 1142 (the dating clause of which records “Gofredo Virzionensis castri domino permanente”, indicating that the document was written after the death of the donor), witnessed by “Robertus clericus frater ipsius Arnulphi, Wilelmus de Cella filius Humbaudi de Magduno...[614]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          HERVE [I] (-1184).  Seigneur de VierzonThe Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Herveus Virzionis dominus" went to Jerusalem in 1144[615]m ELEONORE de la Ferté-Imbaud, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1213 records an agreement between the abbess of Beaumont-les-Tours and "Herveus Virsionensis dominus" concerning the priory of Mentouz, referring to his earlier donation made with the consent of "Maria uxor mea et Aenorda mater mea domina de Firmitate Humbaldi" and naming "Mathildis que fuit conjux mea"[616].  Hervé [I] & his wife had six children: 

(a)       GUILLAUME [I] (-1197).  Seigneur de VierzonThe Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Willelmus Virzionis dominus" was knighted in 1192, and that "castrum Virzionis" was destroyed by the king of England in 1197 when "Willelmus Virzionis dominus" died and "successerunt fratres"[617]m MATHILDE de Clermont, daughter of RAOUL "le Roux" Comte de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis] & his wife Adela de Breteuil (-1200 or after). 

(b)       HERVE [II] (-Damieta [1218/19])Seigneur de VierzonThe Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Herveus" succeeded on the death of "Willelmus dominus Virzionis", leaving for Jerusalem "cum Simonis de Montfort" in 1221 and leaving "Willelmo filio Virzionensis"[618]

-         see below

(c)       HERSENDE (-after Feb 1227).  "Hersendis domina de Lineriis soror…Hervei de Virzione defuncti" donated property to the priory of Menetou-sur-Cher, for the souls of "Guillelmi de Lineriis…mariti mei defuncti…et Guillelmi filii mei", by charter dated Feb 1226 (presumably O.S.)[619]m GUILLAUME [II] de Lignières, son of JEAN [II] de Lignières & his wife Alix --- (-before Feb 1227). 

(d)       MATHILDE (-before 1237).  La Thaumassière names “Mahaut de Vierzon mariée à Raoul de la Châtre” as second daughter of “Hervé I Seigneur de Vierzon” and his wife, adding that “Hervé de la Châtre et Philippe de la Châtre chanoine de l’église de Bourges” were their children, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[620]m RAOUL de la Châtre, son of --- (-before 1237). 

(e)       MARGUERITE (-after 1237).  La Thaumassière names “Marguerite de Vierzon dame de Pruniers” as youngest daughter of “Hervé I Seigneur de Vierzon” and his wife, adding that she was executor of the testament of her sister “la dame de la Châtre” and as such donated revenue to the abbey of la Prée by charter dated 1237, but does not cite the source on which this information is based[621].  Dame de Pruniers. 

(f)        ALIX (-before Jan 1209).  Herveus dominus Virzionis” enfranchised “villam de Linerolles”, and donated property to Vierzon abbey for the soul of “Guillermi fratris mei” and for the anniversary of “Aalis sororis meæ”, by charter dated Jan 1209[622]

2.         HUMBAUD (-after 1096).  Toulgoët-Treanna records that Geoffroy [I] Seigneur de Vierzon transferred his rights in the election of the abbot of Vierzon to the abbot of Déols, with the consent of "Arnoul et de Humbaud ses enfants", by charter dated 1096[623]

3.         HERVE (-after 1110).  La Thaumassière names “Arnoul II, Hervé de Vierzon, Robert de Vierzon ecclésiastique” as the children of “Geofroy I Seigneur de Vierzon” but does not cite the source on which this information is based[624]

4.         ROBERT (-after 1142).  Arnulphum Virzionensis castri dominum”, wanting to leave for Jerusalem, confirmed payment of “decimis vinearum” to Vierzon abbey, with the consent of “Gofrido filio [...supradicti Arnulphi], Roberto clerico fratre suo [...avunculo suo]”, by charter dated 1142 (the dating clause of which records “Gofredo Virzionensis castri domino permanente”, indicating that the document was written after the death of the donor), witnessed by “Robertus clericus frater ipsius Arnulphi, Wilelmus de Cella filius Humbaudi de Magduno...[625]

 

 

HERVE [II] de Vierzon, son of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Vierzon & his wife Eléonore de la Ferté-Imbaud (-Damieta [1218/19])Seigneur de VierzonHerveus dominus Virzionis” enfranchised “villam de Linerolles”, and donated property to Vierzon abbey for the soul of “Guillermi fratris mei” and for the anniversary of “Aalis sororis meæ”, by charter dated Jan 1209[626].  “Herveus dominus Virsionis” confirmed that “Herveus pater meus quondam dominus Virsionis...et Wilelmus frater meus” enfranchised “castrum Luriaci” by charter dated Apr 1213[627]A charter dated 1213 records an agreement between the abbess of Beaumont-les-Tours and "Herveus Virsionensis dominus" concerning the priory of Mentouz, referring to his earlier donation made with the consent of "Maria uxor mea et Aenorda mater mea domina de Firmitate Humbaldi" and naming "Mathildis que fuit conjux mea"[628].  [The Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records the death in 1216 of "Willelmus dominus Virzionis", after stating that he "profectus est contra Albigenses" in 1213[629].  It is assumed that these entries relate to Hervé [II] as no other record has been found of a Guillaume Seigneur de Vierzon at that time.]  The Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Herveus" succeeded on the death of "Willelmus dominus Virzionis", leaving for Jerusalem "cum Simonis de Montfort" in 1221 and leaving "Willelmo filio Virzionensis"[630].  The Historia Damiatina by Oliverus Scholasticus records the deaths in 1218 at Damieta of "comes de Marcha et comes de Bar et filius eius, frater Guillelmus de Carnoto magister militiæ templi, Herveus de Virsione, Iterius de Tacci, Oliverus filius regis Anglie"[631]

m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  A charter dated 1213 records an agreement between the abbess of Beaumont-les-Tours and "Herveus Virsionensis dominus" concerning the priory of Mentouz, referring to his earlier donation made with the consent of "Maria uxor mea et Aenorda mater mea domina de Firmitate Humbaldi" and naming "Mathildis que fuit conjux mea"[632]

m secondly (1210) as her first husband, MARIE de Dampierre, daughter of GUY [II] Seigneur de Dampierre & his wife Mathilde dame de Bourbon (-[13 May] before 1237).  A charter dated 1213 records an agreement between the abbess of Beaumont-les-Tours and "Herveus Virsionensis dominus" concerning the priory of Mentouz, referring to his earlier donation made with the consent of "Maria uxor mea et Aenorda mater mea domina de Firmitate Humbaldi" and naming "Mathildis que fuit conjux mea"[633].  "M. domina Virsonii" named "Archembaldum de Borbonio fratrem meum" as pledge relating to the property of "domino Herveo de Virsonio quondam marito meo" by charter dated 10 Sep 1219[634].  She married secondly ([1221]) Henri [I] de Sully, who succeeded as Sire de Sully after [1234].  "Henricus Soliaci et Virsionis dominus" donated property to the priory of Menetou-sur-Cher, with the consent of "Marie uxoris mee et Willielmi filii eius heredis Virsionensis", by charter dated Jun 1231[635]

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

1.         GUILLAUME [II] (-[1250/Oct 1252]).  The Breve Chronicon Virzionensis Cœnobii records that "Herveus" left "Willelmo filio Virzionensis" when leaving for Jerusalem "cum Simonis de Montfort" in 1221[636].  "Henricus Soliaci et Virsionis dominus" donated property to the priory of Menetou-sur-Cher, with the consent of "Marie uxoris mee et Willielmi filii eius heredis Virsionensis", by charter dated Jun 1231[637]Seigneur de Vierzon.  "Guillermus Virsionis dominus" granted revenue from the market at Vierzon, held "juris bone memorie Guillermus quondam dominus Virsionis avunculus noster", to the Knights Templar by charter dated Jul 1248[638]m (after 1234) as her second husband, BLANCHE de Joigny, widow of GUILLAUME [I] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Châteauroux, daughter of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny & his second wife Beatrix ---.  "Blancha domina Virsionis" granted rights of passage to Bourges cathedral, for an anniversary for "domini Guillelmi quondam domini Virsionis", by charter dated Oct 1252[639].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [III] (-before Nov 1269).  Seigneur de Vierzon.  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated Nov 1269 under which [his brother] Herveus dominus Virsionensis” confirmed the enfranchisement of “castellum de Moneto” granted by “Guillelmus frater et prædecessor meus quondam dominus Virsionensis[640], read together with the charter dated 1267 which records the settlement of a dispute between Robertus de Sancerro miles” and “Joanne comite de Sancerro fratre suo”, that Jean married “Maria...sorore...Hervei domini de Virzione”, and that “Guillelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi et Herveus dominus de Virzione” were “fratres dictæ Mariæ[641], indicating that Marie and her brother Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Vierzon were the children of Guillaume [II] (in light of the two marriages of the latter, see above). 

b)         HERVE [III] (-1270, bur Bourges)Seigneur de Vierzon.  "Herveus dominus Virsionis miles" granted privileges to the prior of Dèvre by charter dated Oct 1265[642]Herveus dominus Virsionensis” confirmed the enfranchisement of “castellum de Moneto” granted by “Guillelmus frater et prædecessor meus quondam dominus Virsionensis” by charter dated Nov 1269[643]"Herveus dominus Virsionis miles" enfranchised the inhabitants of Nizerolles and Lenay by charter dated May 1270[644].  "Herveus dominus Virsionis miles" confirmed donations to the abbey of Saint-Pierre made by "bone memorie Guillermi quondam patris nostri" dated Jun 1248 and Nov 1240, and by "Herveus dominus Virsionis" dated 1205 and 1218, by charter dated May 1270[645]m ([1261]) JEANNE de Brenne Dame de Mézières-en-Brenne, daughter of GUILLAUME de Brenne Seigneur de Rochecorbon & his wife Mathilde --- (-after Mar 1298, bur Bourgeuil).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Hervé [IV] & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Vierzon (-before 1296, bur Bourges Franciscan Church).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Dame de Vierzon, de Mézières-en-Brenne, de Lucy, de la Ferté-Imbaud, de Fuselier, de l'Isle-Savary et de la Rochecorbon.  m (before 1280) GODEFROI de Brabant Heer van Aerschot, son of HENRI III "le Pacifique/le Débonnaire" Duke of Brabant & his wife Alix de Bourgogne [Capet] (-killed in battle Courtrai 11 Jul 1302).  Seigneur de Vierzon, de iure uxoris

c)         MARIE (-after 28 May 1284).  A charter dated 1267 records the settlement of a dispute between Robertus de Sancerro miles” and “Joanne comite de Sancerro fratre suo”, after arbitration by “Guillelmum de Calviniaco dominum Castri-Radulphi et Joannem de Claviniaco dominum de Leproso milites”, and that Jean married “Maria...sorore...Hervei domini de Virzione[646].  The document also names “Guillelmus de Calviniaco dominus Castri-Radulphi et Herveus dominus de Virzione fratres dictæ Mariæ”, which confirms that Marie and her brother Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Vierzon were the children of Guillaume [II] (in light of the two marriages of the latter, see above).  Dame de Menetou-Salon et de Soesmes.  m (1259) JEAN [I] Comte de Sancerre, son of LOUIS [I] Comte de Sancerre & his first wife Blanche de Courtenay (-before 28 May 1284). 

2.         ALIX de Vierzon (-3 Dec 1245)"Galterus de Villabeon miles dictus Cambellanus" donated “totum nemus meum apud Montulle” to Jard, with the consent of “Aaliz uxor mea”, by charter dated Feb 1237[647].  "Galterus de Villabeonis miles dictus Cambellanus" donated “totam pecam nemoris mee...apud Montule in parrochia de Bombone” to Jard, for the soul of “bone memorie domini Ade dicti Cambellani quondam patris mei”, with the consent of “Aaliz uxor mea”, by charter dated Feb 1239[648].  "Aaliz de Virsum uxor Galteri dicti Cambellani" confirmed the donation “de toto nemore de Montule cum feodo terre...in parrochia de Bombone” to Jard made by “maritus meus dominus Galterius Cambellanus” by charter dated Dec 1239[649].  "Aelidis relicta defuncti Galteri dicti Cambellani" confirmed the donation made to Jard by “Avelina de Samesio in territorio dou Geliet...in parrochia de Escrannis” by charter dated 6 Jan 1241[650].  "Girardus dominus Pincenii et vicedominus Ambianensis" confirmed the donation of salt to Paris Hôtel-Dieu made by "Ingerrandus quondam pater meus", with the consent of "Aaliddis uxoris mee", by charter dated Feb 1244[651]"Vicedominus de Pinquigniaco et Aaliz uxor prefati vicedomini et...Petrus de Villamarchaz miles dictus Cambellanus et Ysabel relicta defuncti Ade Cambellani de Villabeum" paid revenue to “prior de Tornanfuie" by charter dated Mar 1244[652]The necrology of the Abbaye du Jard records the death "III Non Dec" of "Aaliz quondam vicedomine de Pingquiniaco" and her donation of revenue “in decima de Villabeonis[653]m firstly ([1228]) GAUTHIER [III] de Villebéon, Seigneur de Villebéon "le Chambellan", son of ADAM [I] de Villebéon Seigneur de Villebéon & his first wife Isabelle de Tancarville ([1206]-27 Sep [1239/40]).  m secondly (before 1243) as his second wife, GERARD [III] de Picquigny Vidame d'Amiens, son of ENGUERRAND de Picquigny Vidame d’Amiens & his wife Marguerite de Ponthieu (-[May 1248/Jun 1249]). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    COMTES de CHARTRES

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHARTRES

 

 

The early history of the county of Chartres is obscure.  Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "Tetboldus comes" [Thibaut [I] Vicomte de Tours, see Chapter 1.B above] threatened “Hastingus” into selling “Carnotenam urbem” to him, after which Hasting became a pilgrim and disappeared (“peregre profectus disparuit”)[654], maybe dated to [900], an earlier passage recording that Hasting held Chartres presumably from “Rainaldus totius Franciæ dux” who had sent him to negotiate unsuccessfully with Rollo.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hastingo" sold "civitate Carnoto" to "Turonensi comiti Theobaldo" in 904[655], presumably copying from the same source.  The accuracy of these two reports is uncertain as it is unclear whether Hasting ever was comte de Chartres. 

 

No other reference has been found to Thibaut [I] or his son Thibaut [II] as holding the county of Chartres.  It is likely that Thibaut [II], who had acquired the county of Blois, also gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun in the 960s.  Thereafter, the counts of Blois were also counts of Chartres.  Government of the county was entrusted to the vicomtes, records of whom are continuous from the early 11th century (see Parts B and C below). 

 

Episcopal influence in the town was of course strong, the bishops being represented in temporal matters by the vidames de Chartres, who are set out in Part D of the present chapter. 

 

 

1.         HASTING (-after 904).  Hasting was presumably of Viking origin.  Orderic Vitalis records that "Brier cognomento Costea-Ferrea filius Lotbroci regis Danorum [not otherwise identified], cum Hastingo nutritio suo" entered “tempore Caroli regis Francorum...Simplex [893-922]...in Galliam” and burned towns (“Rotomagus et Noviomum, Turonisque et Pictavis”) over a thirty year period[656].  The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis records that “venit Hastingus in regnum Francorum” in 851[657].  On the other hand, Rodulfus Glauber records that "vir...in pago Trecassino ex infimo rusticorum genere Astingus...in vico...Tranquillus" left home and joined "Normannorum gentem"[658].  [Comte de Chartres.]  No record has been found of the date when Hasting gained control of Chartres.  Guillaume de Jumièges describes how "Tetboldus comes" [Thibaut [I] Vicomte de Tours, see Chapter 1.B above] threatened “Hastingus” into selling “Carnotenam urbem” to him, after which Hasting became a pilgrim and disappeared (“peregre profectus disparuit”)[659], maybe dated to [900], an earlier passage recording that Hasting held Chartres presumably from “Rainaldus totius Franciæ dux” who had sent him to negotiate unsuccessfully with Rollo.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hastingo" sold "civitate Carnoto" to "Turonensi comiti Theobaldo" in 904[660], presumably copying from the same source.  The accuracy of these two reports is uncertain as it is unclear whether Hasting ever was comte de Chartres. 

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de CHARTRES (BRETEUIL)

 

 

1.         HILDUIN [Gilduin], son of --- (-St Vanne, Verdun 18 May [1060])Vicomte de Chartres.  He founded the abbey of Coulombs in 1025.  "…Gilduini vicecomitis Carnotensi…" subscribed the charter dated [1027/28] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Coulombs[661].  He founded the abbey of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, Chartres in 1036.  Comte de Breteuil.  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio, seniorisque mei Odonis…comitis, coniugis mea…Emelinæ filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi, Gelduini et Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…Hervei vicecomitis"[662].  "Gelduinus de Bretulio et filius eius Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensis" donated property by charter dated to [1048/60][663].  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64] signed by "Ermengarde comitisse, Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum, Guarini Tyrensis filii…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…Hugonis vicecomitis, Hilgodi filii episcopi…"[664].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "Gelduinus ex vicecomite monachus", recording that he donated property at "Ciconiolas" for his soul and that of "filii sui Harduini"[665].  The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "domnus Gelduinus pater domni abbatis Waleranni"[666]m EMMELINE, daughter of ---.  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…coniugis mea…Emelinæ…"[667].  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[668].  Hilduin & his wife had [six] children: 

a)         HARDUIN de Breteuil (-13 or 14 Jun [1050/60]).  "Arduini filii Gelduini" subscribed the charter dated to [1032/37] under which "Agnete domini Wanilonis tesaurarii uxore" donated property[669].  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[670]Vicomte de Chartres 1036/1060.  “...Harduini filii Gelduini, Gelduini fratris eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1034 under which "Theobaldus et Stephanus germanus meus...comites Francia et Ermengardis comitissa mater noster" confirmed property "in pago Ambianensi...Crisciacum" to the church of Amiens[671].  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[672].  "Gelduinus de Bretulio et filius eius Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensis" donated property by charter dated to [1048/60][673].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Jul" of "Harduinus vicecomes", stating that "pater eius Gilduinus" donated property at "Ciconiolas" for her soul[674].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "Id Jun" of "Harduinus vicecomes Carnotensium"[675].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Jun" of "Gelduinus ex vicecomite monachus", recording that he donated property at "Ciconiolas" for his soul and that of "filii sui Harduini"[676].  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64][677]m (before 29 Apr 1046) ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  "Gilduinus, vicecomes Carnotinæ urbis, uxorque propria…Emmelina…cum filiis nostris" donated property to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri" by charter 29 Apr 1046, signed by "Gilduinus vicecomes, Harduinus vicecomes filius eius, Elisabeth uxor eiusdem…"[678]

b)         ERARD [I] de Breteuil (-12 Feb [1061/66]).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[679]Comte de Breteuil 1048.  Vicomte de Chartres

-        see below.    

c)         HUGUES de Breteuil (-Viterbo 16 Mar 1051)"Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[680].  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Hugo Linguonensis episcopus" as brother of "Walerannus, Gelduini comitis filius", noting that he was later made archbishop of Reims by Pope Leo IX[681].  Cleric at Chartres.  Bishop of Langres 1031.  He was deposed in 1046 by the Council of Reims for simony, tyranny and homicide[682]

d)         GALERAN de Breteuil (-1063).  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[683].  Vicomte de Vexin or Meulan.  Monk 1037.  The Chronicon Hugonis names "Walerannus, Gelduini comitis filius", recording that he limped after being wounded in the knee during the Bar war and was buried at Verdun in 1046[684].  Abbot of St Vannes, Verdun 1049.  Abbot of Montléramé. 

e)         HILDUIN de Breteuil (-after 1042).  “...Harduini filii Gelduini, Gelduini fratris eius...” subscribed the charter dated 1034 under which "Theobaldus et Stephanus germanus meus...comites Francia et Ermengardis comitissa mater noster" confirmed property "in pago Ambianensi...Crisciacum" to the church of Amiens[685]

f)          [--- de Breteuil (-11 Sep 1051)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Du Chesne states that "Raoul frere de Dreux Comte de Vexin" married “la fille de Gelduin ou Hilduin Comte de Breteuil et de Clermont en Beauvoisin” who brought “la terre de Nanteuil surnommée de là Nanteuil le Hildouin en mémoire du Comte Hilduin son pere” but does not cite the corresponding primary source[686].  Du Chesne does not name her.  m RAOUL [II] Comte de Valois, d'Amiens et de Crépy, son of GAUTHIER [II] "le Blanc" Comte de Mantes, de Valois, d'Amiens et de Crépy & his wife Adela --- (-1060).] 

 

 

The precise relationship between Hilduin, Foucher and Hilduin de Breteuil is not known.  Nor is it known whether Hilduin and Foucher were brothers. 

1.         HILDUIN .  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio…Gelduini et Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei"[687]

 

2.         FOUCHER de Chartres .  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "propinquo meo…Fulcherio…Fulcherii Carnotensis propinqui mei"[688]

 

 

ERARD [I] de Breteuil, son of HILDUIN Comte de Breteuil Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Emmeline --- (-12 Feb [1061/66]).  Robert II King of France confirmed the donation of "Manasses comes" to Chartres Notre-Dame by charter dated 4 Feb 1031, signed by "…Manasses comitis, Hilduini comitis fratris eius, filiorum eius Manassis et Hilduini, Burcardo de Montemorenciaco, Evrardi filii Hilduini de Britoglio, Amalrici de Monteforti, Milonis de Caprosa…"[689].  "Gelduinus" donated property by charter dated to [1038/40] which names "…filiorumque meorum Evrardi, Arduini, Hugonis episcopi…", subscribed by "Gelduini vicecomitis, Harduin vicecomitis filius eius, Ebrardi fratris eius, Gualerandi fratris eius…"[690]Comte de Breteuil 1048.  "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo", by charter dated to [1046/64] signed by "Ermengarde comitisse, Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum, Guarini Tyrensis filii…Ilberti filii Nivelonis, Fulcherii fratris eius, Girardi fratris eius…Hugonis vicecomitis, Hilgodi filii episcopi…"[691]Vicomte de Chartres.  A charter dated to [1050/60] confirms that "frater eius Ebrardus" succeeded on the death of "Harduini vicecomitis Carnotensis", and confirmed his father's and brother's donations[692].  “...Ebrardi vicecomitis Carnotensis...” subscribed the charter dated to [1061/65] under which “Wicherium filium Guicherii de castro Reginaldi” claimed rights in the forest of Blémars[693].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[694]

m HUMBERGE, daughter of ---.  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[695].  Dion suggests that Humberge brought her husband the châtellenie of Puiset, on the basis that the appanage granted to a younger son frequently formed part of his maternal heritage[696].  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, and that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” [the son of Humberge] retook the land[697], which suggests that Humberge may have been the sister of the [second] wife of Hugues “Bardoul” Seigneurs de Broyes (see CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY). 

Erard [I] & his wife had [seven] children: 

1.         ERARD [II] de Breteuil (-16 Sep after 1105).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier, for the soul of "meique filii Harduini", with the consent of "domino meo Tetbaldo comite…filio meo Ebrardo"[698]Vicomte de Chartres.  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[699].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[700]Comte de Breteuil, resigned 1073.  He became a monk in 1077 as shown by the charter of that date under which "Waleranni…possessor in Francia castri…Bretulii" granted property for the love of "germanique mei fratris Ebrardi" who recently became a monk at Saint-Martin de Turenne (Marmoutier)[701].  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land, but that “Ebrardus frater eiusdem Hugonis, Majoris-Monasterii monachus” protested, the result being that the names of Hugues “et fratres eius Ebrardus et Galerannus, simulque pater eorum...Evrardus” were written into the necrology of Coulombs[702].  "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo" by charter dated 1095 which names "Hugonis de Puteolo patris eiusdem nepotis sui…mater eius Adelicia…et Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum, Gaufridus Brito cognatus eorum"[703].  He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1105[704]m ADELAIS de la Ferté-Baudouin, daughter of ---.  The Historia Conversionis Ebrardi vicecomitis Carnotensis confirms that Erard was married when he became a monk, dated to [1073/77][705].  Her identity appears to be indicated by a charter dated 1076 which records that "Adelais de Firmitate Balduini", considering herself a widow after "maritus eius Evvrardus monachicam vitam expetisset", waived rights to revenue from “villa...Steovilla” in favour of Notre-Dame de Paris, with the consent of “Burchardi de Corboilo comitis...de cuius beneficio supradicte ville...pendet[706].  Her origin has not been traced.  An indication is provided by the charter dated to [1085] under which "Dominus Guido de Firmitate et uxor eius Adeleisda" donated their rights "in tota terra Steoville et Boschelt et Alben" to Notre-Dame de Paris[707].  The donors have been identified as Guy [II] “le Rouge” de Montlhéry, future comte de Rochefort, and his [second] wife Adelais (see the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY).  It is not known whether their interest in “Steoville” was inherited from Guy’s or from Adelais’s family, although Adelais is recorded as the widow of Bouchard [II] Comte de Corbeil who consented to the donation made by Adelais de la Ferté-Bernard in 1076.  . 

2.         ADELAIDE de Breteuil (-1073 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[708].  Nun at Marmoutiers [1039/42]/1073. 

3.         VALERAN [I] de Breteuil (-after 25 Feb 1084).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1077 under which "Waleranni…possessor in Francia castri…Bretulii" granted property for the love of "germanique mei fratris Ebrardi" who recently became a monk at Saint-Martin de Turenne, witnessed by "Ursione viadomino Belvacensi et possessore Girbereici castri, Elia cognato eius"[709]Sire de Breteuil.  Co-seigneur de Creil. 

-        SIRES de BRETEUIL

4.         HUGUES [I] "Blavons" de Breteuil (-23 Dec, 1096 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[710].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[711].  Châtelain du Puiset 1067.  Vicomte de Chartres 1073. 

-        VICOMTES de CHARTRES

5.         ROBERT de Breteuil (-5 Nov 1077).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Notre-Dame de Breteuil 1066.  Gallia Christiana records that “Robertus filius Evrardi tertiogeniti Gilduini comitis et fundatoris” was appointed abbot of Breteuil in 1066 and died “calend. Nov 1077” but cites no primary source[712]

6.         ADELAIS de Breteuil .  Orderic Vitalis records that, after the death of his first wife, “Rogerius [de Monte-Gomerici]” married secondly “Adelaisam Ebrardi de Pusacio...filiam”, by whom he had “unum...filium...Ebrardum...inter regales capellanos usque hodie...in aula Guillelmi et Henrici, Angliæ regum” for about 26 years[713]m (after 1082) as his second wife, ROGER [II] de Montgommery Earl of Shrewsbury Baron de Bellême, son of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Montgommery and Vicomte de l'Hiémois & his wife Josceline --- (-Shrewsbury 27 Jul 1094, bur Shrewsbury Abbey). 

7.         [EREMBURGE .  Dion suggests that “il est fort probable qu’Ebrard fut aussi père de la femme de Rudalen seigneur de Dol en Bretagne”, presumably basing his hypothesis on the couple naming one of their sons Gilduin although this is not stated explicitly[714].  "Guillaume fils de Rivallon" restored property to Mont-Saint-Michel, with the consent of "sa mère Heremburge et de ses frères Jean et Gelduin" by charter dated [1060][715]m RIVALLON [II] Seigneur de Dol, son of HAMO [I] Vicomte de Dinan & his wife Roiantelina --- (-after [1064/65]).] 

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de CHARTRES (PUISET)

 

 

 

HUGUES [I] "Blavons" de Breteuil, son of ERARD [I] Comte de Breteuil, Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Humberge --- (-23 Dec, 1096 or after).  "…Gerduini vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Ebrardi filii Ebrardi, Hugonis fratris eius, Adeladis sororis eorum…" signed the charter dated to [1046/64] under which "Gelduinus…vicecomes" donated a serf to Marmoutier[716].  "Ebrardus, Carnotensium vicecomes" donated a family of servants to "Carnotensi monasterio Sancti Petri", for the souls of "uxorisque meæ Hunbergæ et filiorum meorum", by undated charter signed by "Ebrardi vicecomitis, Ebrardi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius, Huncbergæ uxoris eius…"[717].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral which records the death "II Id Feb" of "Ebrardus vicecomes Gilduini filius", stating that "Ebrardus filius eius et Hugo" donated property for his soul[718].  Châtelain du Puiset 1067.  Vicomte de Chartres 1073.  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land, but that “Ebrardus frater eiusdem Hugonis, Majoris-Monasterii monachus” protested, the result being that the names of Hugues “et fratres eius Ebrardus et Galerannus, simulque pater eorum...Evrardus” were written into the necrology of Coulombs[719].  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[720]

m ALIX de Montlhéry, daughter of GUY [I] Sire de Montlhéry & his wife Hodierne dame de Gometz et de la Ferté-Alais (-after 1097).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[721].  The Historia of Monk Aimon names "Milonem de Brayo et Guidonem Rubeum, Comitissam quoque Reiteste, et Bonam-vecinam de Pontibus, Elizabeth etiam uxorem Joscelini de Corteciniaco, insuper dominam de Puisat, et dominam de S. Galerico" as the children of "Guidonem" and his wife[722].  Dame de Villepreux.  "…Mater eius Adelicia…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[723].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Hugues [I] & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         GUILLAUME du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1077. 

2.         ERARD [III] du Puiset (-Palestine 21 Aug [1099]).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[724].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo" which names "Hugonis de Puteolo patris eiusdem nepotis sui…"[725].  William of Tyre names Evrard du Puiset among those who left on the First Crusade in 1096 with Robert Count of Flanders[726].  Albert of Aix records that "Rotgerus de Barnevilla, Everhardus de Poisat militibus" accompanied Robert Duke of Normandy to the river Farfar, dated to late 1098 from the context[727].  "Hugo de Puteacio" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated to [1102/06][728].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "XII Kal Sep" of "Evrardus de Puteolo"[729]m ADELAIDE de Corbeil, daughter of BOUCHARD [II] Comte de Corbeil & his wife Isabelle de Ramerupt (-[after 1126]).  "Hugo de Puteolo…mater mea domina Aleidis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1108/1116] which specifies that she was a nun at Marcigny[730].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Gozellus comes Edessanus" confirmed a donation to the church of St. Marie, Josaphat, with the consent of "filii sui abbatis dicti monasterio Gilduino", of "terram Kyaria" by "dominus Galeran comitissæ de Corboil" by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1126[731], although the garbled description of the donors makes their definite identification difficult.  Erard [III] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GILDUIN du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1095. 

b)         HUGUES [III] du Puiset (-Palestine 1132).  "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs with the consent of "patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" by charter dated 1109[732].  "Hugo de Puteolo…mater mea domina Aleidis" donated property to the abbey of Marcigny-sur-Loire by charter dated to [1108/1116] which specifies that she was a nun at Marcigny[733].  Seigneur du Puiset 1106.  Vicomte de Chartres.  Comte de Corbeil.  A charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco[734]m (before 1104) AGNES, daughter of --- (-after 1129).  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus…et Agnes uxor eius" donated property by charter dated to [1100/04][735].  The origin of Agnes is uncertain.  Dion comments that “on ne voit nulle part le nom de famille d’Agnès[736].  Roger of Hoveden names [her supposed son] Hugues “Hugo de Puteaco thesaurarius Eboracensis ecclesiæ...regis Stephani nepos” when recording his appointment as bishop of Durham, dated to 1153[737].  If “nepos” in this passage can be correctly translated as nephew, she was Agnes, daughter of Etienne Comte de Blois et de Chartres & his wife Adela of England.  Dion states that Henri I “le Libéral” Comte de Champagne donated property for the anniversary of his father by charter dated 1152 which names [Agnes’s son] “Ebrardus de Puteolo consanguineus meus[738], which corroborates the existence of a relationship between the Blois/Champagne and Puiset families although the term “consanguineus” could include more distant connections.  If she was the daughter of Comte Etienne, her marriage date indicates that Agnes must have been one of his older children.  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[739].  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[740].  Hugues [III] & his wife had three children: 

i)          ERARD [IV] du Puiset (-1190 or after).  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[741].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres

-         see below.   

ii)         BOUCHARD du Puiset (-[1186]).  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[742].  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[743].  Archdeacon at Orléans 1128/86.  Chancellor of the bishop of Chartres 1176/86.  Bouchard had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

(a)        HENRI du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1178. 

iii)        HUGUES du Puiset (-3 Mar 1195).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Bishop of Durham 1153.  Roger of Hoveden records the appointment of “Hugo de Puteaco thesaurarius Eboracensis ecclesiæ...regis Stephani nepos” as bishop of Durham, dated to 1153[744].  His parentage is also indicated by a later passage in Roger of Hoveden which names [his nephew] “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi[745].  He was sold Northumberland in 1189 by Richard I King of England to finance his participation in the Third Crusade.  Matthew Paris records the death in 1195 of "Hugo de Pusaz episcopus Dunelmensis"[746]Mistress (1): ADELISA de Percy, wife of RICHARD de Moreville, illegitimate daughter of WILLIAM [II] de Percy & his mistress ---.  Her family origin is indicated by the undated charter under which her son “Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci[747].  The primary source which confirms her parentage more precisely has not been identified.  Bishop Hugues had [three] illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

(a)        HENRI du Puiset (-in England [1210/11]).  “Hugo…Dunelmensis episcopus” granted property to “filio nostro Henrico de Puteaco” by charter dated to [1189/95][748].  Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci”, by undated charter[749].  Willielmus de Percy, filius Rodbert de Perci” donated property to Nostell Priory by undated charter which names “Picotus avus meus”, witnessed by “Henrico de Pusat…[750].  He joined the Fourth Crusade in 1201.  The Testa de Nevill lists knights who held land in Durham, dated to [1208/10]: "Henricus de Putiaco" held "ereditario de…baronia in Dicton et in Osmunderleia feodum i militis"[751].  The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Henricus de Puteaco" holding one knight’s fee "de Wigtone" in Yorkshire in [1210/12][752].  m (1182) as her second husband, DENISE de Tilly, widow of HENRY de Newmarch [Neufmarché], daughter of OTES de Tilly & his wife Mabel FitzRaven (-after 1211).  “Henricus de Putheaco” donated property to Sawley abbey, for the soul of “Adelidis de Perci matris meæ et Dionisiæ sponsæ meæ…Willielmi de Perci”, by undated charter[753].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by a claim dated 1225, noted by Bracton, by her son "Adam de Novo Mercato" against "Willelmum comitem Warenne et priorem de Lewes" for "ecclesiam de Hethfeldia…advocacionem", the defendant claiming that "Mabilie de Tylle…avia ipsius Ade" gave the advocacy to him, while the plaintiff claimed that "Mabilia…[et] Odonis de Tylli viri sui" gave "manerium de Hethfeldia" to "Henrico de Novo Mercato patri suo in maritagium cum filia eorum", and recording that "Willelmus filius Raneue antecessor predicti Ade" had "filiam Mabiliam predictam" who had "filiam Dionisiam…mater Ade" and that "Willelmus…avus Dionisie" gave the land "in maritagium cum ipsa Mabilia Odoni viri suo" who gave it on the marriage of their daughter Denise[754]. 

(b)        HUGUES du Puiset (-1194 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Chancellor of the king of France 1179/1180. 

(c)        [MARGARET (-after [1195/1215]).  “Margareta filia Hugonis de Puteac” granted property “in parochia Sancti Dionisii” to “Nicholao Leverun” by charter dated to [1195/1215][755].  No indication has yet been found that Margaret’s father may have been the Bishop of Durham, but this would not be chronologically impossible.] 

3.         HUGUES du Puiset (-[1118]).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[756].  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[757].  "Hugo de Puteacio" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" with the consent of "fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" by charter dated [1102/06][758].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[759].  Guardian of his nephew Hugues III du Puiset 1097-1106.  He arrived in the kingdom of Jerusalem after 1106 and acquired land in Jaffa.  Jaffa was elevated to the status of a lordship in 1118 by Baudouin II King of Jerusalem, and he was installed as Lord of Jaffa.  Jaffa was the second most important port of the kingdom and the usual place of arrival of pilgrims. 

-        LORDS of JAFFA

4.         GUY du Puiset (-1127 or after).  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[760].  Canon at Chartres 1100:  "...canonici...Guido de Puteolo..." witnessed the charter dated to [Oct 1100/1101] which records an agreement between Henri Comte de Blois and Ivo Bishop of Chartres relating to immunities[761].  He abandoned an ecclesiastical career in the early years of the 12th century: Ivo Bishop of Chartres wrote to Pope Pascal II concerning the sacrilege of “Guidonem Puteacensem” leaving his clerical for a military career, and requesting him to confirm a sentence of excommunication, dated 1109[762].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[763]Teobaudus comes, Wido Puteacensis, Hugo de Creciaco...” subscribed the charter dated 1111 at Etampes under which Louis VI King of France donated “in Ermentardi Villa…brenagium” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[764]Seigneur de Méréville.  Vicomte d'Etampes: the Chronicon Mauriacensi records that "Guido etiam vicecomes Stampensium…magni Hugonis domini Puteoli…filius" donated property to Maurigny, undated[765]

-        SEIGNEURS de MEREVILLE

5.         HUMBERGE du Puiset .  The donation of property to "sancti Petro" by "Hugo vicecomes" is recorded in a charter dated 1096, subscribed by "Adelidis uxor vicecomitis, filii eorum, Ebrardus, Hugo, Guiddo et filia Unberga"[766].  As her three brothers Gilduin, Waleran and Raoul are not named in this charter, it is likely that Humberge was older than them.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m GALON [II] Vicomte de Chaumont, son of EUDES [Odo] de Beaumont-sur-Oise Vicomte de Chaumont-en-Vexin & his wife --- (-after 1 Jul 1097). 

6.         GILDUIN du Puiset (-[1130/35]).  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[767].  Monk at St Martin-des-Champs 1108.  Prior at Lurey-le-Bourg 1126.  Abbot of Notre-Dame-du-Val at Josaphat 1129/30. 

7.         GALERAN du Puiset (-in prison [1123/26]).  "…Hugo frater ipsius Ebrardi, Gilduinus quoque et Gualerannus fratres ipsorum…" are named in the charter dated 1095 under which "Ebrardus de Puteolo monachus noster" donated property with "nepotem suum…Ebrardum de Puteolo"[768].  "Galerannus filius Hugonis de Puteolo" donated serfs which "mater eius Adaleidis" had to Notre-Dame de Longpont by charter dated 30 Sep [1100][769].  "Fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" consented to the donation by "Hugo de Puteacio" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated [1102/06][770].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[771].  Seigneur de Villepreux: a charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco[772].  Runciman states that Baudouin II Count of Edessa gave him Birejik in 1116 after capturing it from Abu'lgharib, whose daughter Waléran married[773].  Bar Hebræus records that in A.H. 515 (1121/22) "Balec fils de Behram et petit-fils d'Ortok" captured "Josselin et Keliam, fils de la tante maternelle de Josselin", refused to accept payment of a ransom, and imprisoned them "dans le château de Khartbert"[774].  "Gozellus comes Edessanus" confirmed a donation to the church of St. Marie, Josaphat, with the consent of "filii sui abbatis dicti monasterio Gilduino", of "terram Kyaria" by "dominus Galeran comitissæ de Corboil" by charter dated [Jan/Aug] 1126[775], although the garbled description of the donors makes their definite identification difficult.  m ([1116]) --- of Birejk, daughter of ABELGHARIB Lord of Birejk.  Runciman states that Waleran married the daughter of Abu'lgharib after capturing Birejik in 1116[776], but the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. 

8.         RAOUL du Puiset .  "Fratrum meorum Waleranni et Rodulfi" consented to the donation by "Hugo de Puteacio" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs for the souls of "patris mei domni Hugonis et Ebrardi fratris mei" by charter dated [1102/06][777].  "Patrui eius fratres patris eius…Hugo et Wido, Walerannus et Rodulfus" consented to the donation by "Hugo filius Ebrardi de Puteolo" to the abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs by charter dated 1109[778]

9.         ODELINE du Puiset (-before 2 Nov 1107).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter under which “Ebrardus de Puteolo, filius Hugonis, cujus sororem Gallinus de Leugis duxit uxorem” donated trade freedoms “de Soors” to Coulombs[779].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[780].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][781]m GAUCELIN [IV] Seigneur de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [III] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Ada --- (-before 2 Nov 1107). 

10.      [--- du Puiset .  The parentage of Erard de Villepreux has not been ascertained with certainty.  As noted below, Dion suggests that he was the son of Guy du Puiset Seigneur de Méréville, fourth son of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres (see above), despite Erard being described in a charter dated 1157 as “parent” (a term which likely indicates a family relationship more remote than brothers) of Hugues de Méréville (son of Guy).  Galéran, fifth son of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres, is recorded as seigneur de Villepreux: a charter dated 1120 records that "Gualerannus de Villa Peror" had donated "terram...Alnetum" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Guido...de Puteaco frater eius et Hugo nepos eius filius Evrardi de Puteaco[782].  As Galéran died without direct heirs, it is likely that he transmitted Villepreux to a nephew.  Until more information comes to light, the parent of Erard de Villepreux is shown as a possible child of Hugues [I] du Puiset.  If that is correct, he/she may have been the same person as one of the other sons/daughters who are named above.]  m ---.  [One child]: 

a)         [ERARD [I] de Villepreux (-[1169]).  Dion (in a work which includes numerous inaccuracies) names "Ebrard tige des seigneurs de Villepreux" as the second son of Guy du Puiset Seigneur de Méréville and his wife Leticie d’Etampes (see above), without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[783].  Bernois cites a charter dated 1157 under which Hugues de Méréville “avec son parent Erard de Villepreux” were present at an “un acte d’arbitrage passé entre Manassès de Garlande évêque d’Orléans et le seigneur de La Ferté-Hubert[784].  As noted above, “parent” suggests a family relationship which is more remote than brothers, although it is acknowledged that the extract is reproduced in translation only and the original Latin term in the document is not known.  Seigneur de Villepreux.  Dion indicates that Erard died in 1169, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[785].  Considering the general chronology of the Puiset family, this date seems late for the death of a grandson of Hugues [I] du Puiset.  m JULIENNE de la Ferté-Arnaud, daughter of GUILLAUME de la Ferté & his wife --- (-after [1136]).  Dion (in a work which includes numerous inaccuracies) names "Julienne héritière de la famille de la Ferté-Arnaud, fille de Guillaume, qui vivait en 1101 et 1116, sœur d’Ernaud et de Hugues successivement seigneurs de la Ferté, ce dernier entre 1136 et 1139" as the wife of Erard de Villepreux, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[786].  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[787].  Erard & his wife had [two children]: 

i)          [ERARD [II] de Villepreux (-[1169]).  No direct proof has been found of the existence of Erard [II] de Villepreux.  As noted above, Dion indicates that Erard, husband of Julienne de la Ferté-Arnaud, died in 1169, which seems late for the death of a grandson of Hugues [I] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres.  The primary source on which this date is based is not known.  However, one plausible possibility appears to be the existence of a second Erard de Villepreux, son of the first, to whom the death record in 1169 relates.  This suggestion appears to be corroborated by Gallia Christiana’s reference to Hervé de Villepreux abbot of Marmoutier being the uncle of Ernaud de la Ferté, considering that the death of Hervé in 1203 appears to be incompatible with his having been the son of the supposed older Erard de Villepreux.  m ---.  The name of Erard’s wife is not known.  Erard [II] & his wife had children:] 

(a)       ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after 1178).  Seigneur de la Ferté-Arnaud.  Gallia Christiana records that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[788]

-         SEIGNEURS de la FERTE-ARNAUD

ii)         [HERVE de Villepreux (-20 Apr 1203).  Abbot of Marmoutier.  Gallia Christiana records the appointment of “Hervæus” as abbot of Marmoutier in May 1177, adding that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[789].  Chantelou states that Abbot Hervé was “Nivelonis episcopi Suessionensis consanguineus” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[790].  He resigned as abbot in 1187. 

 

 

ERARD [IV] du Puiset, son of HUGUES [III] Seigneur du Puiset, Vicomte de Chartres, Comte de Corbeil & his wife Agnes de Blois (-1190 or after).  "Hugo Puteacensis vicecomes" donated property to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated 1129 witnessed by "uxore eius Agnete et filiis…Evrardo, Bucardo filiorum vicecomitis"[791].  "Hugo vicecomes…et uxorem suam Agnetam, et filios Ebrardum atque Burchardum" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29], with the consent of "comite Theobaldo"[792].  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  "Ebrardi de Pusiaco" is recorded as present in a charter dated to [1190] under which "Reginaldus Gonele" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun, witnessed by "Maria uxor Ebrardi"[793]

m [firstly] HELOISE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her origin and marriage has not yet been identified.  1148/50. 

[m secondly MARIE, daughter of ---.  "Maria uxor Ebrardi" witnessed a charter dated to [1190] under which "Reginaldus Gonele" donated property to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun in the presence of "Ebrardi de Pusiaco"[794].  This is the only reference so far found to Erard having a wife named Marie, assuming that the document refers to Erard [IV] du Puiset which seems probable.] 

Erard [IV] & his [first] wife had four children: 

1.         HUGUES [IV] du Puiset (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the passage from Roger of Hoveden which is quoted below.  Vicomte de ChartresComte de Bar-sur-Seine, de iure uxorisRoger of Hoveden records that “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi” landed “apud Herterpol”, dated to 1174[795]

-        COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE

2.         HENRI du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1139/90.  "Hugo Castriduni vicecomes" sold "terram nemoris Vindocinensis…inter Romilliacum et Calviniacum" to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Johanna vicecomitissa uxor mea et Gaufredus filius noster", by charter dated to [1175/84], witnessed by "…Henricus de Puisat…"[796]

3.         GALERAN du Puiset .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1148/50. 

4.         BOUCHARD du Puiset (-before 1196).  1189.  Archdeacon of Orléans.  Archdeacon at Durham.  A charter of Eudes Bishop of Paris dated 1196 records a judgment to settle a dispute concerning the inheritance of "Buchardus Aurelianensis archidiaconus…consanguineus noster" and names "consanguineo nostro H[ugone] quondam episcopo Dunelm patruo suo" and "comes Barri et de Puteaco dominus, dicti Buchardi nepos"[797]

 

 

 

D.      VIDAMES de CHARTRES

 

 

It is difficult to assess the precise area of responsibility of the vidame with respect to the bishopric of Chartres.  The name of the vidame appears in subscriber lists of some, but not all, charters issued by the bishop, other ecclesiastical dignitaries, and lay persons including members of the comital family.  The charters in question cover the whole range of activities which are typically recorded in charters during the medieval period, including donations, confirmations of donations, and settlements of disputes relating to rights.  No pattern therefore emerges from which it can be deduced which types of transaction required the vidame’s assistance. 

 

 

1.         GIROARD [I] (-8 Jun ----).  The necrology of Juziers priory records the death 8 Jun” of “Geroardus laicus, pater Alvei abbatis[798]m ---.  The name of Giroard’s wife is not known.  Giroard & his wife had two children: 

a)         GIROARD [II] (-4 Jul ----).  Vidame de Chartres"Giroardus vicedominus..." subscribed the charter dated to [930] under which "Aganus...episcopus Carnotensis æcclesiæ" listed the vines and lands of the abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée[799].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Non Jul” of “Geroardus frater Alvei[800]

b)         ALVEE (-before [954]).  "...Alveus...presbiter et archiclavus..." subscribed the charter dated 1 Oct 940 under which "Teodericus..." donated vines to the abbey of Saint-Père-en-Vallée[801]Abbé de Saint-Père en Vallée.  A charter dated to [954] of "Ragenfredus...sanctæ sedi Carnotinæ...antistes" names "bonæ memoriæ...Alvei"[802]

c)         GERTRAN (-28 Mar ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “V Kal Apr” of “Gertrannus frater Alvei abbatis[803]

 

 

There is no evidence to indicate who held the vidamé de Chartres between Giroard [II] and Rainaud.  Nor is it known whether the two were related. 

 

1.         RAINAUD [Ragenold] (-12 Apr [1035]).  Vidame de Chartres.  “...Ragenaldi vicedomini...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 under which Eudes [II] Comte de Chartres donated “burgum...Muretum” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[804]The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “II Id Apr” of “Raginaldus vicedominus[805]m ODA, daughter of --- (-22 Aug ----).  "...Odæ uxoris Ragenoldi vicedomni..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Rodulfus...” donated “in villa...Ermenterias” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[806].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XI Kal Sep” of “Oda, Alberti vicedomini mater” and her donation of “villam...Piredellium[807].  Rainaud & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALBERT (-18 Jul before 1044).  Vidame de Chartres.  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XV Kal Aug” of “Albertus vicedominus” and his donation of “villam...Piredellium[808]

b)         HILDOUIN (-16 Oct ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “XVII Kal Nov” of “Hilduinus, Ragenoldi vicedomini filius, subdiaconus et canonicus...Mariæ[809]

 

 

Merlet and Clerval suggest that Hugues [I] was the brother of Vidame Albert, although emphasise that no proof of this hypothesis exists[810].  According to the genealogical table inserted by Lépinois and Merlet in their introduction to the cartulary of Notre-Dame de Chartres, Hugues was the son of "Nivelon" brother of Vidame Albert, but no sources are cited[811].  It appears that this supposed connection is completely speculative, based on the charter dated 1033, under which Geoffroy II “Martel” Comte d’Anjou bought “molendinum...prope ecclesiam Sancti-Martini” from “Erfredo Ruffo...milite Burchardis senioris de Charismot”, which was subscribed by "...Nivelo de Carnoto...[812].  It is possible that the subscriber was the same person as Nivelon [I] Seigneur de Fréteval, from which appears to have arisen the tradition that the seigneurs de Fréteval and the vidame de Chartres were descended from the same family.  No primary source evidence has been found which indicates that this might be correct. 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] (-24 Apr [1070/77]).  Vidame de Chartres"…Hugonis vicedomini de Carnoto…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[813].  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[814].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Gaszo de Castello, Hugo vicedominus...[815]Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[816].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of “Hugo vicedominus[817].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Hugo vicedominus Carnotensium[818].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Ugo vicedominus” and his donation of “decimam culture de Muncellis S. Stephano et decimam vinearum juxta eius ecclesiam[819]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[820].  Hugues [I] & his wife had three children: 

a)         GUERRY (-10 Jan [1090]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[821]Vidame de Chartres"Albertus...Hugonis...Carnotensis vicedomini filius" donated “æcclesia sancti Leobini...in Braio castro super fluvium Osannæ” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “mei...fratris...Guerrici qui nunc est post patris mei mortem vicedominus”, by charter dated to before 1080[822].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Id Jan” of “Guerricus vicedominus” adding that “uxor eius” donated “Balduinum servum suum” to Chartres for his soul with the consent of “omnibus filiis filiabusque[823].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “IV Id Jan” of "Guerricus vicedominus Carnotensium[824].  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis”, and that even later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[825]m as her first husband, HELISENDE, daughter of ANSCULF & his wife --- (-15 Jul after 1120).  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[826].  Her parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Jean en Vallée which records the death “VIII Kal Mai” of "Anscolfus pater Helisendis vicedomine[827].  She married secondly [as his second wife,] Barthélemy Boël.  "Ex parte nostra [=Saint-Père de Chartres], Bartholomeus qui cognomentur Bodellus, Hugo vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus et filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1089/1101] under which “Stephanus Carnotensis comitis et uxor mea Adela” donated a serf to Saint-Père de Chartres[828].  "Ex parte Garini...Bartholomeus vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus..." subscribed the charter dated to [1090/1101] under which “servis sancti Petri, Guarinus” was absolved from service by Saint-Père de Chartres[829].  "Bodellus Carnotensis vicedominus" donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres, with the consent of “filio meo...Girardo”, by undated charter[830].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[831].  "...Helisendis vicedomina et Girardus filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1104 which records the donation of vines to Saint-Père de Chartres made by “comitissa...Adela[832]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[833].  “Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][834].  Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant”, by charter dated 1120[835]The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Id Jul" of "Helisendis vicedomina[836].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helissendis vicecomitissa[837]Guerry & his wife had [six] children: 

i)          HUGUES [II] (-6 Oct [1104])A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[838]Vidame de Chartres"Ex parte nostra [=Saint-Père de Chartres], Bartholomeus qui cognomentur Bodellus, Hugo vicedominus, Robertus Aculeus et filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1089/1101] under which “Stephanus Carnotensis comitis et uxor mea Adela” donated a serf to Saint-Père de Chartres[839].  A charter dated 1099 records the reforms of the abbey of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée and refers to an act of Hugone vicedomino hujus civitatis[840]"Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[841].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “II Non Oct of "Hugo vicedominus” for whose soul “Helissendis mater sua” donated “Ermentardivillam et alia[842]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[843]m ([1100/04]) as her first husband, AGNES de Montigny Dame de Montigny, daughter of GANELON [II] Seigneur de Montigny & his wife Comtesse ---.  A charter dated 29 Jun 1087 records the settlement of a dispute between La Trinité de Vendôme and "Nivelo Fracte Vallis, filius Fulcherii, majoris Nivelonis filii" concerning "terras de Buissello", with the consent of "fratre eius Hamelino, Comitissa uxore eius Eustachia, item alia comitissa sorore eius, atque altera sorore eius…Hildeburgis, tertia Pagana et filia Guanilonis…Agnes"[844]A charter dated to [1096/1101] records that Hamelinus dominus Montiniaci castri filius Fulcherii filii Nivelonis" attacked mills of Marmoutier and donations made by "Guanilo predecessor eius Montiniaci castri dominus", the settlement agreed by “Adeladis [error for Agnes?] filia memorati Guanilonis apud Montiniacum castrum[845].  "Hugo Carnotensis vicedominus, eo tempore quo tenebat Montiniacum, et Agnes uxor eius" donated "Sarmasias..." to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1100/04][846]A charter dated to [1107] records that "domina Montiniaci Agnes" claimed property from Marmoutier[847].  "Agnes Montiniaci castri domina" donated a serf to Marmoutier by charter dated 1107[848].  "Agnes de Montiniaco...que nec maritum nec filium nec filiam tunc habebat" consented to the donation of “terram...de Romainvilla et de Foresta et de Castro” to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron by charter dated to [1114][849].  She married secondly ([1114]) Eudes de Vallières.  A charter dated to [1115] records that "Agnes de Montigneio antequam Odoni nuberem" donated land to Sainte-Trinité de Tiron and that after “Odo factus maritus meus” she donated “terre nemorisve a valle Cordelle[850]

ii)         ETIENNE (-Jerusalem 12 Jun 1130).  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[851].  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Jean en Vallée which records the death 10 May of “Hersendis, Guerrici filia vicedomini, soror Stephani istius ecclesie abbatis, deinde patriarchæ Jerusalem[852].  "...Stephanus vicedominus...Girardus filius vicedomine...", and in a second list “...Stephanus vicedominus, Girardus filius Boelli hujus ecclesie signiferi”, subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[853]Abbé de Saint-Jean en Vallée.  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later after the donor’s death “uxor ipsius...Helisendis” confirmed, and “filius eius Hugo” supplemented,  the donation with the advice of “Stephani filii sui sancti Johannis de Valeia abbatis[854].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[855]Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][856].  Patriarch of Jerusalem 1128.  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “II Id Jun” of "Stephanus abbas S. Johannis et postea patriarcha Jherosolimitanus” on whose entry “ad ecclesiam nostram Valeie vallis” was donated “villam...Moncellos...et Ermentarvillam[857]

iii)        HERSENDE (-10 May ----).  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VI Id Mai” of "Hersendis Guerrici filia vicedomini, soror Stephani istius ecclesie abbatis, deinde patriarche Ierosolimitani[858]

iv)       ELISABETH (-17/18 Apr [1149/55])A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[859].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[860]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[861].  “Elisabeth de Ferrariis vicedomina Carnotensis” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Robertus de Chaurcis et Radulfus frater eius...Moreherius de Leugis et Hylarius frater eius, Haimericus de Leugis...[862].  A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[863]Helisabeth Carnotine civitatis vicedomina” granted duty exemptions to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 28 May 1140[864]"Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][865].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Mai" of "Helisabeth vicedomina” and her donation of property “apud Mundamvillam tenebat de feodo eius Stephanus Raginaldi filius”, with the consent after the death of his mother of “Guillelmus[866].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XIV Kal Mai” of "Elisabet vicedomina[867]m GUILLAUME [I] de Ferrières, son of --- (-3 or 16 May before [1130]).  Vidame de Chartres

v)        [LAURETTE (-after [1149/55]).  "Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][868].  It is not known whether Laurette was the full sister or half-sister of Elisabeth.] 

vi)       [GERARD (-after 1120).  It is possible that all the following entries refer to the same person.  "Bodellus Carnotensis vicedominus" donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres, with the consent of “filio meo...Girardo”, by undated charter[869].  This document makes it clear that Gérard was the son of Barthélemy Boël, although the name of his mother is not known.  Four other charters name Gérard as son of Hélisende, but do not name his father.  "...Stephanus vicedominus...Girardus filius vicedomine...", and in a second list “...Stephanus vicedominus, Girardus filius Boelli hujus ecclesie signiferi”, subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[870].  "...Helisendis vicedomina et Girardus filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated 1104 which records the donation of vines to Saint-Père de Chartres made by “comitissa...Adela[871]Heles[endis] Carnotensis vice[domina]” donated vines to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the souls of “domini mei Bartholomei et mea meorumque filiorum Girardi et Stephani”, by charter dated to [1108][872].  Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant”, by charter dated 1120[873].  In the third of this second set of charters, Gérard is named before his brother Etienne, suggesting that he was older.  If that is correct, he would have been Hélisende’s son by Vidame Guerry.  However, in that case it is unclear why Gérard would not have succeeded as vidame de Chartres on the death of his brother Hugues [II].  Although these documents, read together, are somewhat contradictory, the most likely hypothesis is that Gérard was the son of Hélisende by her second husband.]  

b)         HUGUES (-after [1042/51]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[874].  A charter dated to [1049/60] records a cooperation agreement between Monmajour monastery and "ecclesie Carnotensis episcopo...Aguoberto", subscribed by "…Hugonis filii vicedomini…"[875]

c)         ALBERT (-after [1079]).  "Emelina de Castro Duno..." donated "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Leobini de Moreis" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Hugo...vicedominus Carnotensi de quo eandem ecclesiam predicta Emelina tenebat”, by charter dated to [1042/51], witnessed by “Adila femina Hugonis, Guirrius filius eiusdem Hugonis, Hugo frater eius, Albertus frater eius...[876].  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[877].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[878].  "Albertus...Hugonis...Carnotensis vicedomini filius" donated “æcclesia sancti Leobini...in Braio castro super fluvium Osannæ” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “mei...fratris...Guerrici qui nunc est post patris mei mortem vicedominus”, by charter dated to before 1080[879].

 

 

No convincing evidence has been found about the family origin of Guillaume [I] de Ferrières.  According to the editor of the cartulary of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, he was the same person as Guillaume son of Guillaume de la Ferté-Arnaud[880].  This is presumably based on the superficial similarity of the two family names in Latin, but the suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view, assuming that the dating of the relevant charters is accurate, given the date of death of Guillaume de Ferrières shown below.   

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] de Ferrières (-3 or 16 May before [1130])Vidame de Chartres, de iure uxorisA charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[881]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[882]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “V Non Mai” of "Guillelmus Ferreriis” and the donation made by “Hisabellis uxor sua[883].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XVII Kal Jun” of "Gillelmus de Ferrariis[884]m ELISABETH, daughter of GUERRY Vidame de Chartres & his wife Hélisende --- (-17/18 Apr [1149/55]).  A charter dated to before 1103 records that "Guerricus hujus Carnotensis civitatis vicedominus" donated “ecclesiam sancte Marie de Treione” to Saint-Père, with the consent of “fratris sui Alberti”, that later “Willelmus de Ferrariis gener eius...ex parte uxoris sue...Isabellis” further confirmed the donation[885].  "Helisendis vicedomina" confirmed a donation to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiis suis Hugone vicedomino et Stephano et sorore eorum Elisabeth", for the anniversary of “Guerrici vicedomini et prenominate uxoris eius Helisendis”, by charter dated 23 Feb 1103 (O.S.?)[886]Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini”, by charter dated to [1108] which also records a similar donation by “Guillelmus de Ferreriis cum uxore sua Elisabeht vicedomine filia[887].  “Elisabeth de Ferrariis vicedomina Carnotensis” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Robertus de Chaurcis et Radulfus frater eius...Moreherius de Leugis et Hylarius frater eius, Haimericus de Leugis...[888].  "Helisabeth vicedomina de cujus fevo eadem terra erat et Guillelmo de Ferrariis filio eiusdem vicedomine..." confirmed the donation of “decimam terre sue...apud Treionem” to Saint-Père made by “Robertus miles de Sancto Leodegario”, by charter dated to [1132][889]A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[890]Helisabeth Carnotine civitatis vicedomina” granted duty exemptions to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 28 May 1140[891]"Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][892].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XV Kal Mai" of "Helisabeth vicedomina” and her donation of property “apud Mundamvillam tenebat de feodo eius Stephanus Raginaldi filius”, with the consent after the death of his mother of “Guillelmus[893].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “XIV Kal Mai” of "Elisabet vicedomina[894]Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         HENRI de Ferrières (-20 Jan [1130/32]).  Vidame de ChartresH. de Ferrariis Carnotensis vicedominus” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Willelmus frater eius......[895].  A charter dated to [1132] records that "Elysabeth vicedomina Carnoti" claimed property “Treionis” from Chartres Saint-Père, but that later "Henricum filium suum" relinquished the claim[896].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “XIII Kal Feb” of "Hainricus de Ferreriis filius vicedomine[897]

b)         GUILLAUME [II] de Ferrières (-after [1149/55]).  H. de Ferrariis Carnotensis vicedominus” donated “medietatem decime de Andevilla” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “Willelmus frater eius......[898].  "Helisabeth vicedomina de cujus fevo eadem terra erat et Guillelmo de Ferrariis filio eiusdem vicedomine..." confirmed the donation of “decimam terre sue...apud Treionem” to Saint-Père made by “Robertus miles de Sancto Leodegario”, by charter dated to [1132][899].  "Elizabet vicedomina Carnoti", on her deathbed, confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "mater sua domina Helissendis", with the consent of “domina Loreta soror eius, Willelmus...filius eiusdem vicedomine”, by charter dated to [1149/55][900]

 

 

No indication has been found of the parentage of the following person.  From a chronological point of view, it is possible that he was another son of Guillaume [I] de Ferrìères and his wife Elisabeth, or their grandson.  It is assumed that "R." represents either Renaud or Robert, the latter being the most likely possibility considering that the name appears in later generations of the Ferrières family. 

 

1.         R--- (-after [1147]).  Vidame de Chartres"R. Carnotensis vicedominus" recorded that “Philippus de Treione” installed “Galterium filium suum” as a monk at Chartres Saint-Père on leaving for Jerusalem, by charter dated to [1147][901]

 

 

It is unclear whether Guillaume [III] de Ferrières was the same person as Guillaume [II] who is shown above.  Unfortunately the indications of the chronology of the family are not sufficiently clear to decide whether this co-identity is possible. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [III] de Ferrières (-29 Apr ----).  Vidame de ChartresG. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][902]"Guillelmus de Ferrariis vicedominus Carnotensis" renounced claims to “apud Treionum...decimam vinearum...et quod in piscatoria molendini de Spina” by charter dated to [1180][903].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Kal Mai" of "Guillelmus vicedominus[904]m MARGUERITE, daughter of ---.  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][905].  Guillaume & his wife had six children: 

a)         ROBERT (-1196 or before).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][906]Vidame de Chartres.  “Robertus Carnotensium vicedominus” confirmed the donation of “dimidium magne decime Andeville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “antecessores mei” by charter dated to [1190][907].  “Robertus vicedominus Carnotensis” bequeathed certain property to various abbeys and churches by charter dated to [1193], witnessed by “Gervasius de Castello cognatus meus, Gacio de Pissiaco cognatus meus, Robertus frater suus...[908].  The precise relationships between the donor and Gervais de Châteauneuf and Gasce [VI] de Poissy (see PARIS REGION NOBILITY for both their families) have not been traced. 

b)         JEAN (-[29 Dec or 28 Jan] after 1196).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][909]Vidame de Chartres.  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[910]The necrology of Saint-André de Chartres records the death “IV Kal Jan“ of "Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” and his donation of “censum...in cimiterio Hallé[911].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “V Kal Feb“ of "Johannes vicedominus[912].  The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “V Kal Jan“ of "Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis[913]m as her first husband, MARGUERITE de Lèves, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-18 Jul after 1242).  Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[914]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame to take place after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[915].  The name of Marguerite’s first husband has not been confirmed beyond all doubt.  Many of the charters quoted below name her “Margarita quondam vicedomina”, indicating that her first husband has been vidame de Chartres.  There are two possibilities: Robert de Ferrières and his brother Jean.  Of these, Jean is the most likely.  Marguerite’s younger sister was married to Guillaume, younger brother of Robert and Jean.  Marguerite’s father belonged to a junior branch of the Lèves family, his daughters would not have had the status to marry Robert, oldest son of the family of the vidames and heir to the vidamé.  On the other hand, Marguerite would presumably have been a good candidate to marry Jean, whose succession to the vidamé was at that time in no way assured.  She married secondly Garin de FriaiseGaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[916].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[917].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[918].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[919].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[920].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[921].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[922]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[923].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[924]

c)         GUILLAUME (-Constantinople 29/30 May 1204).  “G. vicedominus” granted exemptions relating to the furnace of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Roberti, Johannis, Guillelmi”, by charter dated to [1176][925].  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[926].  Vidame de Chartres.  “Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie”, by charter dated May 1201[927]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" donated revenue from vines to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated 1202[928].  "Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed his donation to Chartres Notre-Dame after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[929].  Souchet refers to a charter which records that Guillaume vidame de Chartres donated annual harvest from “sa grange de Generville” to the Templars while in good health at Acre and later, when ill in Constantinople a further donation on the advice of “Gervais de Chasteauneuf et de Guillaume de Courtois”, adding that he was received as a Templar in Apr 1204[930].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “IV Kal Jun“ of "Guillelmus vicedominus[931].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death “III Kal Jun” of "Guillermus vicedominus Carnoti qui dedit nobis decimam vinearum suarum in Treione[932]m as her first husband, MABILE de Lèves, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-[1220/Feb 1227]).  “Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie”, by charter dated May 1201[933]Her first marriage is indicated by the necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat which records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[934].  She married secondly (after 1204) Hugues de Meslay

d)         [--- .  The identity of Hélisende’s parents has not been ascertained.  The charter dated May 1226, quoted below, confirms that Hélisende was the niece of Hélisende, daughter of Guillaume [III] de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres.  As she passed the vidamé to her husband, she must have been the most senior surviving heir after the deaths of the three brothers Robert, Jean and Guillaume.  Robert and Jean can be dismissed, as the inheritance by their younger brother Guillaume indicates that both must have died childless.  There are two remaining possibilities: Guillaume Vidame de Chartres or his oldest sister Isabelle (the identity of whose husband has not been confirmed, assuming that she did marry).  There appears no way of deciding which may be the more probable candidate as the father or mother of Hélisende.  m ---.]  One child: 

i)          HELISENDE (-[2 May or 15 Jul] 1251, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[935].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[936].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[937].  “Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[938]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[939].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “2 Mai 1251“ of "Helissendis quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and her burial at the church[940]m GEOFFROY de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-before Jul 1248).  Vidame de Chartres.

e)         ISABELLE de Ferrières (-after 1196).  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[941].  The relationship between the donor and Isabelle and Helisende is not specified in the document but the context suggests that they were his sisters.  This family relationship is confirmed by the charter dated May 1226 under which “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende[942].   

f)          HELISENDE de Ferrières (-1 Jun before Jul 1223).  “Johannes vicedominus Carnotensis” donated grain from “granchia mea de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “fratris mei Roberti”, with the consent of “frater meus Guillelmus et Ysabel et Helissendis”, by charter dated 1196 witnessed by “...Girardus de Furno vicedominus...[943].  The relationship between the donor and Isabelle and Helisende is not specified in the document but the context suggests that they were his sisters.  This family relationship is confirmed by the charter dated May 1226 under which “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende[944].  Her [first] marriage is confirmed by the charter dated Jul 1223 under which “Johannem de Fresneuse militem” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “mater sua defuncta Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla[945], read together with the charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.) under which “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta[946].  Her [second] marriage is indicated by the references to Hélisende as Dame de Tachainville, but no source has been identified which names her supposed second husband.  If this hypothesis is correct, it is likely that she was her second husband’s second wife and that she had no further children by him: this is because Marguerite, daughter of Hugues de Meslay, married a Robert de Tachainville (see below), but Garin de Friaise (Hélisende’s second son by her [first] husband) only names his brother Jean in the source dated Feb 1222 which is quoted below.  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Kal Jun“ of "Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla[947]m [firstly] GAUTHIER de Friaise, son of ---.  [It is assumed that the following entries all refer to a previous generation of the Friaise family: they could not refer to Gauthier’s sons named Jean and Garin as their mother is named as Hélisende in the source quoted below, whereas the mother of Jean de Friaise who issued the Feb 1197 charter is named as Rohedis in that document.  Another possibilty of course is that “Rohedis” could represent a misreading of a name which was difficult to decipher in the original manuscript.  "Johannes de Friesia miles" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame, with the consent of “Garino fratre meo”, by charter dated 1191[948]Johannes de Friesia” confirmed the donation of property “in foresta de Campo-Rotundo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Gauterius”, with the consent of “fratre meo Garino...matris mee Rohedis, sororis mee Cernine”, by charter dated Feb 1197 (O.S.)[949].  “Johannes de Friessia miles” reached agreement with other owners of “molendini de Charruel” about repairs, with the consent of “Garinus frater meus”, by charter dated May 1202[950]"Stephanus de Pertico miles" confirmed the donation to Chartres Notre-Dame made by "Johannes de Friesia miles...concedente fratre suo Guarino" by charter dated Jun 1202[951]Guarinus de Friesia miles” donated his rights “in tercia parte molendini...Charruel” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, for the souls of “patris et matris mee, alterum...fratris mei Johannis et mea”, by charter dated 1207[952]The necrology of Courville Saint-Nicolas records the anniversary “VIII Id Mar“ of "Guarini de Friesia militis, patris et matris eiusdem, et Johannis [de] Friesia militis fratris eius” and his donation of “terciam partem molendini de Charruel[953].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XVIII Kal Mai“ of "Johannes de Friesia miles[954].]  [m secondly [as his second wife,] --- [Seigneur] de Tachainville, son of ---.]  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Friaise (-after May 1226).  “Johannem de Fresneuse militem” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “mater sua defuncta Helisendis domina de Tachenvilla” by charter dated Jul 1223[955].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[956]

ii)         GARIN de Friaise (-13 Sep [1231/1240]).  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[957].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[958]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Id Sep“ of "Garinus de Friesia miles[959]m as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Lèves, widow of JEAN Vidame de Chartres, daughter of MILON de Lèves & his wife Berthe --- (-18 Jul after 1242).  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[960].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[961].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[962].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[963]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[964].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[965]

g)         MARGUERITE de Ferrières (-Belhomert).  According to Merlet, Marguerite was the third daughter of Guillaume [III] de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres who became a nun at Belhomert where she died, but he cites no primary sources on which he bases his statements[966]

 

 

The relationship between Robert de Ferrières, shown below, and the family shown above has not yet been ascertained.  It is possible that he was descended from a brother of Guillaume [I] de Ferrières. 

 

1.         ROBERT de Ferrières"Robertus de Ferrariis miles" settled a dispute with Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Johannes miles meus filius”, by charter dated Oct 1220[967]m ---.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN de Ferrières .  "Robertus de Ferrariis miles" settled a dispute with Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Johannes miles meus filius”, by charter dated Oct 1220[968]

 

 

GEOFFROY de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-before Jul 1248)"Nivelo dominus de Mellayo" relinquished claims “in molendinis novis...super Lidum” in favour of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Aalicie uxoris mee et filiorum meorum Ursionis, Hugonis et Goffredi, et filiarum mearum Margarite et Aalize", by charter dated to [1183])[969].  "Ursionem dominum Fractevallis" exchanged property with the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme, with the consent of "Aaliz matris eiusdem et Emma uxoris sue nec non et fratrum suorum Hugonis et Gaufridi et avunculorum suorum Fulcherii et Mathei", by charter dated 1214 which names "Nevelonem patrem eiusdem Ursionis"[970].  "Ursio dominus de Mellaio et Fractevalle et Symon de Remis…domini de Burgo-Novo" freed the men of Bourg-Neuf, with the consent of "Emma uxore nostra et fratribus meis Hugone et Gaufrido et sororibus meis Margarita et Isabella, et Sedilia, uxore Simonis de Remis", by charter dated Jan 1214[971]Vidame de Chartres, de iure uxoris.  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[972].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[973].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[974]"Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis" donated property “in villa de Treione” Chartres Saint-Père, on leaving “in Albigensium terram” with Louis VI King of France, by charter dated May 1226[975]Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[976]Ursio de Melleio dominus de Fractavalle” settled a dispute by charter dated 1235 which provides for the consent of “Gaufredus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus[977].  This charter places the parentage of Vidame Geoffroy beyond any doubt.  Gaufridus de Merlaio” confirmed bequests to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “defuncta Margarita soror mea quondam domina de Tachenvilla” by charter dated Jun 1237[978]

m HELISENDE, daughter of --- (-[2 May or 15 Jul] 1251, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[979].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis” approved the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Helissendis domina de Tachenvilla amita...conjugis mee Helissendis”, at the request of “Johannis de Fresneuse militis”, by charter dated May 1226[980].  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helissendis uxor mea” approved the donation of harvest from “granchia sua de Genervilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannes quondam vicedominus Carnotensis” for the souls of “fratris sui Roberti” and with the consent of “Guillelmo fratre suo et sororibus suis Isabella et Helissende”, by charter dated May 1226[981].  “Gaufridus de Melleio vicedominus Carnotensis” noted the donation of “decime...parrochie de Blure” made to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée by “Galterus de Loivilla armiger...”, with the consent of “Helisendis uxoris mee”, by charter dated Feb 1227[982]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[983].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “Id Jul” of "Helisendis vicedomina[984].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “2 Mai 1251“ of "Helissendis quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and her burial at the church[985]

Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

1.         GUILLAUME de Meslay (-after Jul 1248).  Vidame de Chartres"Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[986]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[987]m JEANNE, daughter of ---.  "Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[988]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[989]

2.         MATHIEU de Meslay (-3 Nov after Sep 1278).  "Willelmus miles vicedominus Carnotensis" granted revenue from Châteaudun and Lanneray to “fratri meo Matheo militi”, with the consent of “Johanna uxor mea”, by charter dated Jun 1248[990]Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis miles et Johanna eius uxor” granted property “apud Monpoupon et apud Seville” to “fratre nostro Matheo militi filio defuncti Gaufridi quondam vicedomini Carnotensis” by charter dated Jul 1248[991]"Matheus dictus vicedominus" promised to ratify an exchange with Châteaudun La Madeleine “fratri meo Matheo militi”, in accordance with agreements of “Guillermus vicedominus Carnotensis frater meus...et Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et domina Fractevallis et Nevello filius eius”, by charter dated Jul 1248[992].  "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to Mathieu Bishop of Chartres for property inherited "ex morte mee...matris", except for obligations owed to “Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis”, by charter dated Apr 1252 which names “...Philippus frater meus armiger” among his fiduciaries[993]Matheus vicedominus Carnotencis miles” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannem et Gaufridum de Mellaio patrem meum quondam vicedominum Carnotensem” with the consent of “Guillelmo patre dicti Johannis et sororibus eius Isabella et Helissende”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Juliane”, by charter dated May 1260[994]"Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" exchanged property with La Madeleine de Châteaudun, naming “Helissendis quondam mater mea”, by charter dated Sep 1278[995].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “III Non Nov“ of "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis[996]m JULIANE, daughter of ---.  “Matheus vicedominus Carnotencis miles” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, made by “bone memorie Johannem et Gaufridum de Mellaio patrem meum quondam vicedominum Carnotensem” with the consent of “Guillelmo patre dicti Johannis et sororibus eius Isabella et Helissende”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Juliane”, by charter dated May 1260[997]

3.         PHILIPPE de Meslay (-19 Jun 1257, bur Chartres église des Franciscains).  "Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to Mathieu Bishop of Chartres for property inherited "ex morte mee...matris", except for obligations owed to “Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis”, by charter dated Apr 1252 which names “...Philippus frater meus armiger” among his fiduciaries[998].  The necrology of the Frères Mineurs de Chartres records the death “19 Jun 1257“ of "dominus Philippus miles frater domini Mathei vicedomini Carnotensis” and his burial at the church[999]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS d’ALLUYES

 

 

The seigneurie d’Alluyes was located on the river Loir south of Chartres in the direction of Châteaudun.  Lefèvre, in an article published in the mid-19th century, identifies it with “Avallocium” which is the only location marked between Chartres and Vendôme on a map produced by Gregory of Tours in the mid-6th century[1000].  Gregory also records that, during his exile, King Chilperich I found refuge at “Avallocium Carnotensim” where he made peace with his brother King Sigebert, dated to 576[1001].  The 11th century necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "Id Jun” of “donnus Jerardus episcopus” [Gérard, whose bishopric is dated to 885 to 889 in Gallia Christiana[1002]], adding that he solicited “Aloiam” for the chapter from “Karolum imperatorum" [presumably Emperor Karl III “der Dicke”][1003].  The castle of Alluyes was built in a strategically important location on the border between the ancient counties of Chartres and Châteaudun, maybe by Thibaut I Comte de Blois in the mid-10th century[1004].  Three seigneurs d’Alluyes are recorded in primary sources dated between the late 10th and mid-11th centuries, presumably all belonging to the same family although the relationships cannot be confirmed based on the surviving documentation.  It should be noted that none of these sources accord the title “dominus” to these individuals, although documents recording the later history of the territory confirms its seigneurial status.  In the mid-11th century the seigneurie was inherited by Guillaume [I] Goët, on his marriage to Mathilde d’Alluyes (see below, in the present document, the section dealing with the Seigneurs de Montmirail).  Thereafter, the hereditary succession of the seigneurie d’Alluyes passed through many prominent noble families based in different parts of the northern half of France until the mid-15th century.  In the late 12th century it was inherited by the Burgundian-based Seigneurs de Donzy (see the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY).  Hervé [IV] Seigneur de Donzy, who became Comte de Nevers through his marriage to Mathilde de Courtenay and died in 1222, was recorded as seigneur d’Alluyes in two charters dated to [1197]: Reginaldus Montismirabilis dominus, Herveii Danzeii filius” guaranteed the freedoms granted to “monachis S. Romani de Braiolo” by “Herveus frater meus Aloyæ dominus” by charter dated 31 Mar 1197[1005], and “Herveus Aloie dominus” confirmed the rights of the prior of Saint-Jean de Brou in his lands, with the consent of Philippus de Danzeio...frater meus...”, by charter dated to [1197][1006].  Hervé transferred the seigneurie passed to his younger brother Renaud de Montmirail, whose death is recorded in the necrology of Chartres cathedral "XIV Kal Mai...Raginaldus de Montemirabili vir nobilis dominus Aloie", presumably when he inherited the county of Nevers[1007].  Renaud died childless and the seigneurie reverted to his brother Hervé whose eventual heiress passed it on marriage to Eudes de Bourgogne Comte de Nevers, oldest son of Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy (BURGUNDY DUKES), who bequeathed it to his only daughter who married Robert III Count of Flanders (FLANDERS COUNTS).  Alluyes was granted to their second son Robert de Flandre Comte de Marle, whose heiress was his daughter Yolande who married Henri IV Comte de Bar (BAR), who granted it to their daughter Bonne wife of Valéran Comte de Ligny et de Saint-Pol (CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY).  The seigneurie was eventually inherited by Louis XI King of France, who made a new grant in favour of Jacques d’Armagnac Duc de Nemours (GASCONY, DUKES & NOBILITY).  It later reverted to the Luxembourg family by marriage, and was after 1509 exchanged by Antoine de Luxembourg Comte de Brienne et de Roussy with Florimond Robertet, trésorier de France[1008]

 

 

1.         HUGUES d’Alluyes (-after 985).  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  "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, subscribed by "…Hugo de Aloia…"[1009].  "...Hugonis de villa Aloyæ..." subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Rodbertus" donated property "in Cinomannico pago...Aurion" to Chartres Saint-Père[1010]

 

2.         GAUTHIER [I] d’Alluyes (-after Jul 1016).  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  A charter dated to before 1024 records that Eudes II Comte de Blois had granted "terram in comitatu Dunensi...Boscus Medius" to "Walterio de Alogia" who had fought “in prælio Pontis Levigati...contra Fulconem Andegavensem comitem” [dated to Jul 1016] but now donated it to Chartres Saint-Père[1011]

 

3.         GAUTHIER [II] d’Alluyes .  [Seigneur] d’Alluyes.  The chronology suggests that Gauthier [II] was probably a different person from Gauthier [I].  No primary source has yet been identified which names Gauthier [II] except the document quoted below which names him as the father of Mathilde.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE d'Alluyes (-after 1079).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1012].  "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[1013]m firstly GUILLAUME [I] Goët, son of --- (-before 1059).  m secondly as his first wife, GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Mayenne, son of --- (-[May/Dec] 1098). 

 

 

The relationship, if any, between the following family and the seigneurs d’Alluyes who are shown above has not been ascertained.  The common use of the names Hugues and Gauthier suggests a connection, maybe descent from a younger son of Hugues or Gauthier [I]. 

 

1.         AUCHER d’Alluyes (-after [1101/29]).  "Alcherius de Aloia..." is named as present in the undated charter under which “Odone de Floreio” donated “molendinum novum...subter Domnam Petram[1014].  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1015].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[1016]m ---.  The name of Aucher’s wife is not known, but she was co-donor with her husband in the charter dated to [1101/29] which is quoted above.  She may have been the sister of “Herardo de Vilabon” who is named as “avunculus” of her son Hugues in the undated charter quoted below, assuming that the term can be translated strictly as maternal uncle.  Aucher & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1017].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[1018]

b)         GAUTHIER d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1019]

c)         ETIENNE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1020].  An undated charter records that "Alcherium de Alogia eiusque filios" donated “molendinus Balduini” to Chartres Saint-Père, confirmed later by “Hugoni qui predicti patri suo Alcherio heres successerat...cum fratre suo Stephano et avunculo Herardo de Vilabon et Rainardo” with the consent of “sorores suas...Willelmus Aculeus, de cuius fevo predicta terra erat[1021]

d)         HISELINE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1022]

e)         ELISABETH d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1023]

f)          ODELINE d’Alluyes .  "Milite de Alogia Alcherio...uxor eius" donated fishing rights to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “filii et filie eorum Hugo, Gauterius, Stephanus, Hiselina, Elisabeth, Odelina...Robertus Aculeus a quo predictus Alcherius tenebat...quoque tres filii eius Robertus, Wilelmus, Nivelo”, by charter dated to [1101/29][1024].

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de COURVILLE

 

 

Courville is located in the arrondissement of Chartres, in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir.  The seigneurie de Courville passed to the Vieuxpont family from Normandy in the 12th century. 

 

 

1.         IVES [I] de Courville (-after [1052/63]).  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][1025].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, with the consent of “domini mei Gilduini vicecomitis filiorumque eius Arduni atque Ebrardi”, by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Rodrocus comes, Albertus filius Ribaldi, Gaszo de Castello, Hugo vicedominus, Amalricus de Sparnoto, Simon et Mainerius filii eius...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[1026]"...Ivo de Curvavilla..." subscribed the charter dated 1055 under which Geoffroy II Comte d’Anjou donated property to Marmoutier[1027].  "...Ivo de Curba villa, Girogius filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1052/63] which records donations by Thierry Bishop of Chartres to Marmoutier[1028]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated to [1048/61][1029].  Ives & his wife had six children: 

a)         GIROIE de Courville (-before Mar 1094).  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][1030].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[1031]"...Ivo de Curba villa, Girogius filius eius..." subscribed the charter dated to [1052/63] which records donations by Thierry Bishop of Chartres to Marmoutier[1032].  “Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][1033].  “Girogius de Curva Villa" authorised the donation of "medietatem ecclesiæ Sancti Aviti...super Ledum inter Islares et Macerias" to Marmoutier by “Odonem filium Gundradæ” by undated charter dated to [1095/98][1034]m PHILIPPA, daughter of --- (-after [1109]).  Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][1035]"Philippa Curvavillensis et Ivo filius meus" relinquished claims against Chartres Saint-Père made by “predecessoribus nostris Ivone...et Gerogio” relating to “villa...Pomeriata” by charter dated Mar 1094[1036]A charter dated to [1109] records the presence of "domna Philippa de Curva Villa et filio eius Ivone" when a settlement was agreed with Chartres Saint-Père about “terra Lameri Villaris[1037].  Giroie & his wife had one child: 

i)          IVES [II] de Courville (-[1127/28]).  "Philippa Curvavillensis et Ivo filius meus" relinquished claims against Chartres Saint-Père made by “predecessoribus nostris Ivone...et Gerogio” relating to “villa...Pomeriata” by charter dated Mar 1094[1038]A charter dated to [1109] records the presence of "domna Philippa de Curva Villa et filio eius Ivone" when a settlement was agreed with Chartres Saint-Père about “terra Lameri Villaris[1039]"Ivo de Curvavilla" confirmed rights of Chartres Saint-Père as agreed by “pater meus Gerogius et Philippa mater mea”, in accordance with the dying wishes of his mother, by charter dated to [1101/29] witnessed by “uxor mea...[1040]m ERMESENDE, daughter of --- (-after [1128]).  "Ermensendis uxor quondam Ivonis Cotella de Curva Villa" donated "ecclesia Sancti Marini martyris in vico Choinensi sita" to Marmoutier by charter dated to [1128][1041]

b)         RAOUL .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][1042].  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[1043]

c)         IVES .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][1044]

d)         HUGUES .  "Nivelo filius Guarini sine Barba...cum matre sua [Hersindi]" donated "terram in Blesensi pago...Villa Berfodii" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “domni Ivonis de Curba villa et filiorum suorum Girogii...et Rodulfi, Ivonis quoque et Hugonis”, by charter dated to [1048/52][1045]

e)         THIBAUTGirogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][1046]

f)          SIMON .  “Girogius in Carnotensi territorio castri possessor...Curva Villa" donated "ecclesiam in eodem castro...ab Ivone meo quondam genitore, in honorem Sancti Nicholai constructam" to Marmoutier, with the consent of “Philippa conjux et Tetbaldus atque Simon germani mei”, by charter dated to [1080][1047]

2.         OTRAN .  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis", for the souls of “meæ et fratris meæ Otranni uxorisque meæ Agathæ omniumque filiorum et filiarum mearum”, by charter dated to [1048/61][1048].

 

 

3.         GONTHIER de Courville .  "Ivo de Curba villa" dedicated "ecclesiæ Sanctorum Martyrum Gervasii et Protasii Cheonis" by charter dated to [1048/61], witnessed by “...Ivo de Curva villa, Giroius et Radulfus filii eius...Gunterius de Curva villa...[1049]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 1168).  Seigneur de CourvilleWillelmus dominus de Curvavilla” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat of “decimam...ex dono Odonis de Loisvilla” by charter dated to [1150][1050]m ---.  The name of Guillaume’s wife is not known.  Guillaume & his wife had three children: 

a)         IVES de Vieuxpont (-after 1190).  Seigneur de Courville.  "Ivo de Curvavilla" donated “decimam...de Ledo” to Tiron Sainte-Trinité by charter dated Jul 1189[1051]

b)         ROBERT de Vieuxpont (-[1202/05])Seigneur de Courville"R[obertus] de Veteri Ponte dominus Curveville" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, in the presence of "Willelmo fratre meo" and naming “defuncti Ivonis”, by charter dated 1197[1052]m ([1197]) as her second husband, MARIE, divorced wife of RENAUD Comte de Dammartin, daughter of [GUY [II] Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne] & his wife Alix de Dreux [Capet] (-after 1241).  The Historia Comitum Ghisnensium refers to the wife of "Reinaldus filius Alberti de Dominio-Martini comitis" as "sorore Waltheri de Castellione", specifying that he left her in order to marry "Boloniem comitissam Idam"[1053].  It should be noted that none of the sources quoted in this section specify that Marie was the daughter of Guy [II] Seigneur de Châtillon.  It is possible therefore that she was born from her mother’s third marriage.  "M. domina Curveville" referred to "vivente domino meo R. de Veteri Ponte" in a charter dated to [1205][1054]"Maria domina de Corbavilla" gave security for "forteritia de Lavardin...quamdiu neptis mea Aales ibidem habebit dotalitium suum" to Philippe IV King of France by charter dated Feb 1212[1055].  She married thirdly (before Mar 1213) Jean [III] Comte de Vendôme"Johannes comes Vindocinensis" relinquished rights over "prepositos de Masengeio" to Chartres, with the consent of “Marie uxoris mee sororis comitis Sancti Pauli”, by charter dated Sep 1213[1056]"Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[1057].  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          IVES de Vieuxpont (-after 1243)Seigneur de Courville.  "Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[1058]

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c)         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 1197).  "R[obertus] de Veteri Ponte dominus Curveville" donated property to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, in the presence of "Willelmo fratre meo" and naming “defuncti Ivonis”, by charter dated 1197[1059]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ROBERT de Vieuxpont .  Matthew Paris names “...Robertus de Veteri Ponte et Yvo frater eius...” among the "consiliarios iniquissimos” of King John[1060]

2.         IVES de Vieuxpont .  Matthew Paris names “...Robertus de Veteri Ponte et Yvo frater eius...” among the "consiliarios iniquissimos” of King John[1061]

 

 

IVES de Vieuxpont, son of ROBERT de Vieuxpont Seigneur de Courville & his wife Marie de Châtillon (-after 1243)Seigneur de Courville.  "Maria domina Curveville quondam comitissa Vindocinensis" donated revenue “in prepositura Curveville” to the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Courville, with the consent of "Ivo de Veteri Ponte miles filius meus dominus Curveville", by charter dated Mar 1242[1062]

m ISABELLE de la Ferté-Bernard, daughter of ---. 

Ives & his wife had three children: 

1.         ROBERT de Vieuxpont (-[May 1256/1265]).  Seigneur de Courville.  A charter dated 29 Apr 1252 records the summons to "Robertum [de Veteri] Ponte" to appear in the church of Chartres Saint-Etienne in a dispute with the priory of Courville[1063]m as her first husband, ISABELLE de Maillebois, daughter of ---.  She married secondly ([Dec 1265/1272]) Geoffroy de Rochefort Seigneur de Rochefort sur Charente.  Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         IVES de Vieuxpont (-before [1270/71]).  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][1064]

b)         JEAN de Vieuxpont (-3 May ----)Seigneur de CourvilleThe necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][1065]m ([15 May/9 Dec] 1271) as her third husband, MARIE de Roye, widow firstly of AUBERT de Hangest Seigneur de Genlis, and secondly of BOUCHARD [VIII] Comte de Vendôme, daughter of RAOUL de Roye Seigneur de la Ferté-en-Ponthieu & his wife Marie de Ville (-13 Mar ----).  Her third marriage is confirmed by the necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville which records the death “V Non Mai“ of "dominus Johannes de Veteriponte miles junior” and his donation for the anniversaries of “patris et matris eiusdem necnon et domini Yvonis condam fratris sui” made “Curveville in castello...in presencia nobilis domine domine de Vindocino domine de Curvavilla uxoris eiusdem...anno LXXI die mercurii post Concepcionem beate Marie Virginis” [1270/71][1066].  The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "V Non Mar" of "Maria comitissa"[1067].  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “III Id Mar“ of "Marie domine de Curveville condam comitisse Vindocinensis et matris Yvonis domini Curveville militis” and the donation for whom of “annui redditus super preposituram Curveville, ad festum beati Remigii[1068]

2.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-7 May, 1265 or after).  "Guillelmus de Veteri Ponte miles" donated revenue to Courville, with the consent of “Mabilie uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1265[1069]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Mai“ of "domini Guillelmi de Veteriponte militis et Mabille eius uxoris” and their donation of revenue “super preposituram Curveville in festo sancti Remigii[1070]m MABILE, daughter of --- (-after May 1265).  "Guillelmus de Veteri Ponte miles" donated revenue to Courville, with the consent of “Mabilie uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1265[1071]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Mai“ of "domini Guillelmi de Veteriponte militis et Mabille eius uxoris” and their donation of revenue “super preposituram Curveville in festo sancti Remigii” [1270/71][1072]

3.         JEAN de Vieuxpont (-4 Dec, 1265 or after).  "Johannes de Veteri Ponte clericus frater defuncti Roberti de Veteri Ponte quondam militis et domini Curveville" donated revenue to Courville, and bequeathed property to “liberis domini Guillelmi de Veteri Ponte militis fratris mei”, by charter dated Dec 1265[1073]The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “II Non Dec“ of "Johannis de Veteriponte clerici filii [error for fratris?] defuncti Roberti de Veteriponte militis condam domini Curveville” for whom “patris et matris eiusdem” donated revenue “supra preposituram Curveville[1074]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME de Vieuxpont (-after 16 Feb 1290).  Seigneur de Courville.  "Guillaume de Vielzpont escuier seigneur de Courbeville" reached agreement with the church of Courville Saint-Nicholas over certain rights by charter dated 17 Apr 1285[1075].  "Guillaume de Viezpont seigneur de Courbeville" confirmed receipt of payments from the church of Courville Saint-Nicholas by charter dated 16 Feb 1290[1076]

 

2.         PHILIPPE de Vieuxpont (-after 6 Jun 1293).  "Phelippe de Viezpont chevalier" donated revenue to Courville Saint-Nicholas by charter dated 6 Jun 1293[1077]

 

 

1.          --- de Vieuxpontm ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-7 Oct ----).  The necrology of Saint-Nicolas de Courville records the death “Non Oct“ of "Ysabellis quondam domine des Yis matris domini Ade de Veteriponte” and her donation of revenue “super super census qui fuerunt Hueti de Arouvilla, quos tenet ad presens domina Marguarita uxor domini Ade le Brun domini de Palaseio, Parisiensis diocesis, condam filia domini Roberti de Veteriponte militis[1078].  One child: 

a)         ADAM de Vieuxpont .

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de GALLARDON

 

 

Gallardon is located north-east of Chartres.  

 

 

1.         --- .  m ROTRUDE, daughter of ---.  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by charter dated to [1080][1079].  Her parentage is unknown.  Merlet suggests that she was the daughter of Geoffroy Vicomte de Châteaudun, who constructed the castle of Gallardon, in order to explain why her descendants later held the seigneurie of Gallardon[1080]One child: 

a)         ALBERT [Herbert] de Gallardon (-after [1033/37]).  “...Alberti Galardonensis...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 under which Eudes [II] Comte de Chartres donated “burgum...Muretum” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1081].  “...Alberti de Walardone...” subscribed the charter dated 1028 which records the restoration of Coulombs monastery[1082].  "...Albertus de Gualardone..." subscribed the undated charter which records the confiscation of land by Chartres Saint-Père after the death of "Rodbertus Corneus"[1083].  The editor of the cartulary dates that document to “before 1070”, but Merlet and Clerval suggest [1033/37], although they do not discuss the reasoning on which this suggestion is based[1084].  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[1085]m ---.  The name of Albert’s wife is not known.  Albert & his wife had three children: 

i)          HERVE [I] de Gallardon (-28 Nov, before 1092).  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[1086]

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ii)         FOUCHER de Gallardon .  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[1087]

iii)        GUIBURGE de Gallardon .  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[1088]

 

 

HERVE [I] de Gallardon, son of ALBERT [Herbert] de Gallardon & his wife --- (-28 Nov, before 1092, bur Bonneval).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[1089].  "Miles Herbertus...de Galardone castro" donated "alodo...in territorio Castri Dunensi...in Premetis...villa...quem mater sua Rotrudis possedit" to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hervei...atque Fulcherii et unicæ filiæ...Guiburgis" by undated charter dated to [1080] in the cartulary but this must be many years too late considering the general chronology of the Gallardon family[1090].  “...Hervei de Galerdone...” subscribed the charter dated [11 Apr 1052/Jul 1053] under which Henri I King of France confirmed the foundation of the priory of Saint-Thomas d’Epernon[1091].  An undated charter, dated to [1080] by Merlet and Clerval[1092], which records the possessions of Chartres Saint-Père including "de Walardone...juxta eandem villa...nunc vero Herveus eius loci dominus"[1093].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Kal Dec” of “Herveus de Gualardone” and his donation of “calicem aureum[1094].  A charter of his son Hugues relating to the foundation of Auneau priory records that his father was buried at Bonneval abbey[1095]

m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis names “Hildiburgis…de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi Castro Galardone exorta”, her parents “pater…Herveus Castri Galardonis dominus…genetrix…Beatrix”, and her husband “Roberto Ibriensi”, adding that she refused to remarry after her husband died[1096]

Hervé [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Gallardon (-[Jerusalem] after [1100]).  “Hugo de Gaulardone” swore never to demand tolls from who passed through Gallardon, as “pater suus” had previously sworn, by undated charter[1097].  Merlet and Clerval state that the handwriting of the original document shows “une transcription faite dans les premières années du XII siècle”, demonstrating the document could not refer to Hugues [II] Seigneur de Gallardon whose death is dated to [1188/89] (see below)[1098].  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[1099].  "...Hugo de Gualardonio..." subscribed the charter of Marmoutier dated 1092 which records disputes relating to "terram de Rosdonio"[1100]Seigneur de Gallardon.  "Ex parte Garini...Hugo de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1090/1101] under which “servis sancti Petri, Guarinus” was absolved from service by Saint-Père de Chartres[1101].  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1102]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1103].  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

a)         MATHILDE de Gallardon ([1095/1100]-).  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1104].  The identity of Mathilde’s husband is unknown.  However, two charters provide clues about her descendants.  Firstly, "Duos fratres…Burchardus dominus Malliaci et Maheus de Malliaco et uxores nostre Matildis et Mabilia" reached agreement with Chartres Notre-Dame, concerning rights “in terra dicti Capituli...ex parte predictarum Matildis et Mabilie uxorum nostrarum...quod defunctus Hugo quondam dominus Galardonis, antecessor uxorum nostrarum” had donated, Bouchard and his wife committing the acceptance of "Theobaldus, Petrus, Maheus et Burchardus filii nostri", by charter dated Jul 1212[1105].  Secondly, "Nos duæ sorores Matildis et Mabilia de Castroforti" confirmed the agreement [in the charter quoted above] relating to "Capitulo quod defunctus Hugo quondam dominus Galardonis antecessor noster", with the consent of their husbands, by charter dated Jul 1212[1106].  The chronology is too tight for the two sisters Mathilde and Mabile to have been successors of Hugues [II] Seigneur de Gallardon, who died in [1188/89] (see below).  It is reasonable to suppose that their “antecessor” was Hugues [I] and that they were descended from his only child.  The two sisters were daughters of Constance de Courtenay (see the document CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY) by her first husband Gasce de Poissy (see PARIS REGION NOBILITY).  The ancestors of Constance de Courtenay are too well-known to count Mathilde de Gallardon among their number.  It is therefore assumed that Gasce de Poissy was her descendant.  The chronology would suggest that he must have been her great-grandson.  As Gasce de Poissy has not yet been satisfactorily identified, speculation on the precise line of descent is fruitless until more information comes to light.  m ---. 

2.         GUERIN de Gallardon (-[1100/05]).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated Dec 1207 under which Henri Archdeacon of Chartres confirmed the donation of the church of Notre-Dame de Gallardon to Bonneval abbey, which states that the original donation had been made by “Alberto eiusdem castri domino” and supplemented by “Herveus eius filius...[et] postea filii eius Hugo et Garinus et eorum successores[1107]"Amalricus filius Raherii..." donated property “apud Mundunvillam” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Warino de Gualardone et uxore sua Mabilia”, by charter dated to before 1096[1108].  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1109].  He succeeded his brother as Seigneur de Gallardon.  A charter dated to [1105] records that "Warino in via Jerosolimitana defuncto" and that “Haimo Rufus de Stampes” married “eius uxorem...uxore sua Mabilia”, and that the couple donated “XL solidis denariorum Stanpensium” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs with the consent of “filie sue Eufemie”, witnessed by “...Herveus filius Marconis...[1110]m as her first husband, MABILIE, daughter of ---.  "Amalricus filius Raherii..." donated property “apud Mundunvillam” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs, with the consent of “Warino de Gualardone et uxore sua Mabilia”, by charter dated to before 1096[1111].  She married secondly ([1102/03]) Aimon “Rufus” d’Etampes.  A charter dated to [1105] records that "Warino in via Jerosolimitana defuncto" and that “Haimo Rufus de Stampes” married “eius uxorem...uxore sua Mabilia”, and that the couple donated “XL solidis denariorum Stanpensium” to Paris Saint-Martin-des-Champs with the consent of “filie sue Eufemie”, witnessed by “...Herveus filius Marconis...[1112].  Guérin & his wife had one child: 

a)         HERVE [II] de Gallardon (-after [1165])His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1165] under which Thibaut V Comte de Blois confirmed the renunciation by “Herveum de Galardone Garini filium” over claims to molendinum Sancti Johannis...apud Sanctum Priscum” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1113].  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[1114]Seigneur de Gallardon

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3.         GUY de Gallardon (-after [1135]).  Hugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1115].  "...Guido de Galardone..." subscribed the undated charter, recorded in the cartulary among other charters dated to the late 11th/early 12th centuries, under which “Hugo...Berbellus” donated property to Saint-Père de Chartres[1116].  Seigneur d’Auneau.  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[1117].  A charter dated to [1135] records the renunciation of claims made “coram Guidone de Alneolo et Goselino filio eius” by Richerium de Vilers et Radulfum filium eius” over “terra apud Armentarvillam” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1118]m ---.  The name of Guy’s wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         GAUCELIN d’AuneauA charter dated to [1135] records the renunciation of claims made “coram Guidone de Alneolo et Goselino filio eius” by Richerium de Vilers et Radulfum filium eius” over “terra apud Armentarvillam” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1119]

4.         MILON de GallardonHugues “Gualardonensium dominus”, about to leave for Jerusalem, founded Auneau priory by charter dated to [1100] which names his wife Agnes, daughter Mathilde “parvula” and his brothers Guérin, Guy and Milon[1120]

5.         HILDEBURGE de Gallardon (-3 Jun [1116 or after], bur Pontoise Saint-Martin)The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis names “Hildiburgis…de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi Castro Galardone exorta”, her parents “pater…Herveus Castri Galardonis dominus…genetrix…Beatrix”, and her husband “Roberto Ibriensi”, adding that she refused to remarry after her husband died[1121].  As her grandson’s marriage is dated to [1120], Hildeburge must have been born in the mid-11th century.  "Femina Hildeburgis de nobili prosapia in pago Carnotensi castro Galardone exorta" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise by charter dated during the reign of Philippe I King of France which names "pater…Hervæus Castri Galardonis…dominus…genitrix…Beatrix" and specifies that she married "Roberto Ibriensi" by whom she had three sons "primus Ascelinus cognomento Goellus, secundus Willelmus…milites…tertius Robertus clericus"[1122].  "Hildeburgis mater Goelli de Ibriaco" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Martin de Pontoise with the consent of "Goellus…uxoremque suam Isabel filiosque suos Willelmum atque Robertum" by charter dated [1116][1123].  The former document records the death of "Hildeburgis sanctimonialis…III Non Iun" and her burial "in ecclesia S Martini Pontisariensis".  The Vita Dominæ Hildeburgis records the death “III Non Iun” of “Hildiburgis Sanctimonialis” and her burial “in ecclesia beati Martini Pontisariensis[1124]m ROBERT Goël Seigneur d’Ivry, son of ROBERT d’Ivry & his wife Albreda ---. 

 

 

1.         WATHO [Gasce?] de Gallardonm ---.  The name of Watho’s wife is not known.  Watho & his wife had one child: 

a)         ROBERT de Gallardon (-after [1108]).  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1125].  “Testes ante episcopum: ...Rotbertus de Galardone...” witnessed the charter dated to [1108] under which Helessendis vicedomina” donated “in villa...Hermentarvilla” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée, for the soul of “filii sui Hugonis vicedomini[1126]m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had children: 

i)          HUGUES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1127]

ii)         ROBERT .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1128]

iii)        SIMON .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1129]

iv)       GAUTHIER .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1130]

v)        GUILLAUME .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1131]

vi)       IVES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1132]

vii)      AGNES .  "Robertus de Galardone filius Wathonis" donated “decimam quam in Absconsi Villa jure hereditario...teneo” to Chartres Saint-Père, for “filia mea Agnete” who had decided to follow a monastic life, with the consent of “conjuge mea filiisque Hugone, Roberto, Symone, Gauterio clerico, Willelmo, Ivone...”, by undated charter, placed in the cartulary with other charters dated in the early 12th century[1133]

 

 

1.         ENGELBERT de Gallardonm ---.  The name of Engelbert’s wife is not known.  Engelbert & his wife had three children: 

a)         HERVE de GallardonMiles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[1134].  “Hugo...de Radereto...” confirmed the donation of land “apud Piceovillare...ex feodo Hugonis de Puteolo vicecomitis Carnotensis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Haudrici de Piceovallari et Huberti filii eius...” by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[1135]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Hugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[1136].  Hervé & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUESHugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[1137]

ii)         ERARDHugo...de Radereto...” confirmed a donation to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [before 1130], which specifies that later “Herveio de Galardone, prefati loco monacho” promised to carry out the terms, and that “ipse quam uxor eius Agnes et filii parvuli Hugo et Ebrardus” granted the land to Josaphat[1138]

b)         AMELINE .  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[1139]m BERNARD, son of ---. 

c)         MARIE .  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[1140]m RAINALD, son of ---. 

 

 

1.         ANSOLD de Gallardon (-after [1130]).  “...Ansoldus de Galardone” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1141]

 

2.         GUERIN de Gallardon (-after 1159).  "...Garino de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated 1159 which records the donation of "hospites de Lonvillario" to Chartres Notre-Dame made by “domini eiusdem ville Baldricus et Raherius frater eius...[1142]

 

3.         PHILIPPE de Gallardon (-5 May after 1181).  "...Philippus de Galardone...Isembardus de Galardone" witnessed the charter dated 1181 under which Thibaut Comte de Blois granted the right to repair the walls and ditches of Chartres to Chartres Notre-Dame[1143].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "III Non Mai" of "Philippus de Galardone eiusdem [ecclesiæ] levita et canonicus[1144]

 

4.         ISEMBARD de Gallardon (-after 1191).  "...Philippus de Galardone...Isembardus de Galardone" witnessed the charter dated 1181 under which Thibaut Comte de Blois granted the right to repair the walls and ditches of Chartres to Chartres Notre-Dame[1145].  "...Isembartus de Galardon..." subscribed the charter dated 1191 under which Louis Comte de Blois freed “Stephanum Russellum” from servitude[1146]

 

 

1.         HUGUES [de Gallardon] .  Hugues is named "avunculus" of Waléran in the charter dated 1189 quoted below.  It is not known whether the term refers to a maternal or paternal uncle. 

2.         [--- .  Hugues is named "avunculus" of Waléran in the charter dated 1189 quoted below.  It is not known whether the term refers to a maternal or paternal uncle.]  m ---.  One child: 

a)         WALERAN de Gallardon (-after 1189).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[1147]m IDONEA, daughter of --- (-after 1189).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[1148].  Waleran & his wife had two children: 

i)          HERVE de Gallardon .  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[1149]

ii)         MATHILDE de Gallardon .  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat leased “molendinum de Richebort” to “Galeranno de Galardone” in return for revenue donated by “Hugo avunculus eius” had donated to the chapel of St Laurence and St Thomas, with the consent of “Idonea uxore sua et Herveo atque Matildi eorum filiis”, by charter dated 1189[1150]

 

 

1.         --- de Gallardonm MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-after 1211).  “Gaufridus de Galardone” confirmed a sale of land “apud Boenville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Fulcone Torel”, with the consent of “matris mee Margarete”, by charter dated 1211[1151].  One child: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Gallardon .  “Gaufridus de Galardone” confirmed a sale of land “apud Boenville” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Fulcone Torel”, with the consent of “matris mee Margarete”, by charter dated 1211[1152]

 

 

HERVE [II] de Gallardon, son of GUERIN Seigneur de Gallardon & his wife --- (-after [1165])His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1165] under which Thibaut V Comte de Blois confirmed the renunciation by “Herveum de Galardone Garini filium” over claims to molendinum Sancti Johannis...apud Sanctum Priscum” in favour of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1153].  "Guido de Alnetello, Nivelo, Hugo de Castro Theoderici, Hubertus prefectus, Herveus de Galardone..." subscribed the charter dated to [1101/29] under which “Hugo vicecomes” confirmed to Chartres Saint-Père the possession of “vicariam de Belsia[1154]Seigneur de Gallardon.  “...Herveius Galardonis dominus” witnessed the charter dated to before 1130 under which “Rainaldus filius Guillelmi Rainaldi” donated nearby land to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josapahat[1155].  “Miles...de Galardone Herveius, Ingelberti cujusdam heres et filius”, wishing to become a monk, donated properties “apud Galardonem...in Belsia...Loolville et Orriville...apud Munnellos” including “molendium quem sorori sue Ameline et viro eius Bernardo...” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat, confirmed by “Herveius...dominus Galardonis”, by charter dated to [1130/31] which adds that later “Herveius” convoked “sororibus Amelina et Maria cum viris Bernardo et Rainaldo ac nepotibus suis Ameline filiis et Bernardi...nepotes infantuli Guillelmus et Seguinus” to confirm[1156].  “Herveii domini Galardonensis” confirmed all previous and future donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1149][1157].  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, except for “deciman de Chalo” held by “filio eiusdem Hervei, Garino clerico”, by charter dated 1162[1158]

m --- (-after 1162).  The name of Hervé’s wife is not known.  The charter dated May 1212, under which "Herveus dominus de Galardone et Gervasius dominus de Castello" confirmed the donation of "terræ de Levoisville" to Chartres Saint-Père made by "Hugone de Galardone"[1159], suggests a family relationship between the Gallardon and Châteauneuf families.  It is possible that this was through the mothers of Hugues and Hervé de Gallardon and of Gervais de Châteauneuf, both of whom have not yet been identified.  Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1160]

Hervé [II] & his wife had [ten] children: 

1.         HUGUES [II] de Gallardon (-[5 Feb 1188/1189])Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1161]Seigneur de Gallardon.  A charter dated 1169 records the settlement of disputes between "Hugo de Galardone" and "Robertum filium Hugonis de Gaivilla"[1162].  "...H[ugone] de Galardon..." witnessed the charter dated 5 Feb 1188 under which "Gaufridus decanus et Robertus comes Drocensis" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame[1163]m as her first husband, MATHILDE de Garlande, daughter of GUILLAUME [IV] de Garlande Seigneur de Livry & his wife Idoine de Chaumont.  A charter dated Mar 1193 (O.S.) records an agreement between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “dominam Mathildim uxorem domini Mathei de Montemorenciaco” concerning “molendino de Galardone...in loco...Richebort” acquired by “Hugo de Galardone et predicta M. quondam eius uxor”, and the confirmation by Mathilde and her second husband, with the consent of “filiis eorum Burchardo, Matheo, Guillelmo” of a donation made by “sepedictus H. de Galardone[1164].  This document indicates that Mathilde’s marriage to Hugues de Gallardon must have been childless, otherwise their children would have been named as giving their consent together with the children of her second marriage.  She married secondly Mathieu de Montmorency Seigneur de Marly"Matildis filia Willelmi de Garlanda et Idonee uxoris sue et uxor domini Mathei de Montemorenciaco" founded the priory of Notre-Dame de Gournay on the anniversary of her father by charter dated after Jul 1191[1165]

2.         ROBERT de Gallardon (-after 1162).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1166]

3.         RAOUL de Gallardon

4.         HERVE [III] de Gallardon (-after 1224).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1167]His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph[1168]Seigneur de Gallardon

                    see below

5.         GERVAIS de Gallardon .  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1169]

6.         GUERIN de Gallardon .  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, except for “deciman de Chalo” held by “filio eiusdem Hervei, Garino clerico”, by charter dated 1162[1170]

7.         WALERAN de Gallardon (-after [Mar] [1213]).  A charter dated 5 Feb 1181 records that "dominus Philippus de Levies et uxor eius Elisabeth" donated revenue from property held from "Galerando de Galardone", with the consent of “predictus Galerandus et Idonea uxor eius et dominus Hecelinus de Linaiis et uxor eius Loherengia et filius eorum Hecelinus...[1171]Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1172].  Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[1173]m IDONEA, daughter of --- (-after 5 Feb 1181).  A charter dated 5 Feb 1181 records that "dominus Philippus de Levies et uxor eius Elisabeth" donated revenue from property held from "Galerando de Galardone", with the consent of “predictus Galerandus et Idonea uxor eius et dominus Hecelinus de Linaiis et uxor eius Loherengia et filius eorum Hecelinus...[1174]

8.         PH[ILIPPE] de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1175]

9.         daughter .  The charter dated 25 Jul 1150, under which “Haalit de Castello-Forti matrona” donated “in pratis de Bosvilla...cum Herveio de Menolvilleir” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, records that it was made “in curia domini Hervei de Galardone, ob desponsationem filie eius quam eo die Philippo Britoni tradebat uxorem[1176]m (Château de Gallardon 25 Jul 1150) PHILIPPE Brito, son of GEOFFROY Brito & his wife ---.  The charter dated to [1130], which records the foundation of Oisème priory, records among others the donation made by "Gaufridus Brito et uxor sua et Galerannus frater Gaufridi", adding that later "Philippus predictorum Gaufridi et uxoris sue filius" placed a knife on the altar in acknowledgement of his confirmation of the donation[1177]

10.      [daughter (-before 26 May 1205).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, including rights of “Petrus et heredes sui, nepotes domini Hervei de Galardone...ex parte matris defuncte[1178]m PIERRE de Richebourg, son of --- (-after 26 May 1205).]

 

 

HERVE [III] de Gallardon, son of HERVE [II] Seigneur de Gallardon & his wife --- (-after 1224).  “Herveus de Galardone...cum uxore sua et filiis Hugone, Roberto, Herveo, Gervasio” donated “in decimis...ecclesie Beati-Medardi de Chalou” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on becoming a monk there, by charter dated 1162[1179]His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 26 May 1205 which records an exchange of property between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius, Henricus filius eius et filie eiusdem, Johanna et Agnes, nepotes fidelis et amici nostri Hervei domini Galardonis”, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph[1180]Seigneur de Gallardon.  "Herveus dominus de Galardone et Gervasius dominus de Castello" confirmed the donation of "terræ de Levoisville" to Chartres Saint-Père made by "Hugone de Galardone" by charter dated May 1212[1181].  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1182]Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[1183]

m ALIX de Châteaudun, daughter of GEOFFROY [III] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife --- (-after Oct 1239).  Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1184]"…Filiabus meis Isabella, Adelicia, Iohanna et Agnete" consented to the donation by "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteadun by charter dated Oct 1209[1185].  "Gaufrido filio nostro, et Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna, Agneta filiabus nostris" consented to the donation by "G comes Castriduni et A uxor mea" to the abbey of Bécheron by charter dated 1212[1186].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni et…Adelicia vicecomitissa" donated a fair to the priory of Mondoubleau, with the consent of "Gaufrido filio nostro, filiabus nostris Ysabella, Adelicia, Johanna et Agnete", by charter dated May 1213[1187]Philippe II King of France confirmed an agreement between Hervé sire de Gallardon, Adelise sa femme et Galeran son frère” and the chapter of Notre-Dame de Chartres settling a dispute about rights of passage by charter dated [Mar] 1212 (O.S.?)[1188].  Dame de Fréteval.  "Herveus dominus de Galardone" made a donation to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "Adelicie uxoris mee", by charter dated 1216[1189]

Hervé [III] & his wife had nine children: 

1.         ADAM de Gallardon (-after Apr 1252).  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1190]Seigneur de Gallardon"Matheus vicedominus Carnotensis miles" swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres, except for his obligations to "Guillelmi fratris mei primogeniti militis" by charter dated Apr 1252 witnessed by “Adam dominus de Galardone...et Philippus frater meus armiger[1191]m AGNES de Soulaires, daughter of ---.  Adam & his wife had two children: 

a)         ROBERT de Gallardon (-[Jul 1280/1282]).  Seigneur de GallardonMerlet quotes a charter dated Jul 1280 under which “Robertus miles dominus de Galardone et Adam armiger heres eius” swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres[1192]m ---.  The name of Robert’s wife is not known.  Robert & his wife had one child: 

i)          ADAM de Gallardon (-[Jul 1280/1282]).  Merlet quotes a charter dated Jul 1280 under which “Robertus miles dominus de Galardone et Adam armiger heres eius” swore allegiance to the bishop of Chartres[1193]

b)         JEANNE de Gallardon (-after 1321).  Dame de Gallardon"Domicella Johanna de Galardone domina" donated vines “apud Orphinum” to Vaux de Cernay by charter dated Jun 1282[1194]m firstly GUILLAUME, son of --- (-[May 1287/Jun 1288]).  Seigneur de Gallardon, de iure uxorism secondly (1292 or before) JEAN du Châtel, son of ---.  Seigneur de Gallardon, de iure uxoris

2.         WALERAN de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1195]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1196]

3.         HERVE de Gallardon .  “Petrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1197].  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1198]same person as...?  HERVE de Gallardon (-after 20 Jul 1236).  Herveus de Galardone miles et --- uxor” donated harvest to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, on condition that “dominus Goslenus de Leugis miles” waived payments due on harvest from “territorii Booleti Eschesiarum”, by charter dated 23 May and 20 Jul 1236[1199]m as her second husband, ---, widow of GUILLAUME de Grigny, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is indicated by a charter dated May 1234 under which “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi[1200]

4.         IDOINE de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1201]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1202]

5.         MARGUERITE de GallardonPetrus de Divite Burgo et heredes ipsius...” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “domini Hervei Galardonis, uxore etiam ipsius Hervei Aalix et filiis eorum Galeranno, Herveo, Idonia, Margarita et fratribus ipsius Hervei, Galeranno et Ph”, by charter dated 26 May 1205[1203]"Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1204]

6.         ROBERT de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1205]

7.         PHILIPPE de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1206]Philippus de Galardone miles” issued a charter dated Apr 1240 relating to revenue “in prepositura de Galardone[1207]

8.         JEAN de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1208]

9.         ALIX de Gallardon .  "Hervé seigneur de Gallardon, Alix sa femme, et Waleran son frère" confirmed a donation to Chartres by "Bouchard et de Mathieu de Marly" and relinquished their rights over “la voirie de Champseru” held by “Hugues leur prédécesseur”, with the consent of “Adam, Hervé, Waleran, Robert, Philippe, Jean, Marguerite, Idoine et Alix enfants du seigneur Hervé”, by charter dated Mar 1213[1209]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de LA FERTE-ARNAUD

 

 

The seigneurie of La Ferté-Arnaud was located in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir, arrondissement of Dreux, and is today known as La Ferté-Vidame. 

 

 

1.         ANSEOLD de la Ferté"…Anseoldi de Firmitate…" witnessed a charter dated to [1042/44] under which "Guanilo thesaurarius Sancti Martini" donated property to Marmoutier[1210]

 

2.         HUBERT [I] de la Fertém ---.  The name of Hubert’s wife is not known.  Hubert & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES de la FertéA charter dated to [1049/60] records a cooperation agreement between Monmajour monastery and "ecclesie Carnotensis episcopo...Aguoberto", subscribed by "…Hugonis filii Huberti de Firmitate[1211]

 

 

1.         AUBERT de la Ferté (-after [1130]).  Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[1212]same person as…?  HUBERT [II] de la Ferté (-after [1130]).  A charter of Saint-Père de Chartres dated to [1101/29] relates to property "in terra Huberti de Feritate"[1213]...Hubertus de Feritate, Mauricius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1214]m ---.  The name of Hubert’s wife is not known.  Hubert & his wife had one child: 

a)         MAURICE de la Ferté .  “...Hubertus de Feritate, Mauricius filius eius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] under which “Berloldus filius Girardi” donated “in terra Videndi” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1215].

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         --- .  m ---.  Two children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de la Ferté (-after [1116/20]).  "...Guillelmus de Firmitate...” subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1216]Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[1217]m ---, sister of GUY, daughter of ---.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[1218].  Guillaume & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after [1136]).  Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[1219].  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[1220].  "Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][1221]m MACHAIGNE, daughter of ---.  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[1222].  Ernaud & his wife had one child: 

(1)       ERNAUD de la Ferté (-after [1135]).  "Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][1223]

ii)         [GUILLAUME [de la Ferté] (-after [1135])"Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][1224].  The relationship between “Guillelmus et Hugo” and the donor is not specified in the document.  As the donor is recorded in another source (see below) as having a brother named Hugues, it is possible that both individuals were his brothers which would also explain the need for their consent to the donation.  According to the editor of the cartulary of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, Guillaume was the same person as Guillaume [I] de Ferrières who later became vidame de Chartres[1225].  This suggestion appears impossible from a chronological point of view, assuming that the dating of the relevant charters is accurate, as Guillaume [I]’s death can be dated to before [1130].] 

iii)        HUGUES de la Ferté (-after [1136]).  ["Arnaudus Feritatis dominus" confirmed the donation of “totum feodum Amicii” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Arnaudus...filius meus et Guillelmus et Hugo", by charter dated to [1135][1226].]  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[1227]

iv)       JULIENNE de la Ferté (-after [1136])"Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[1228].  [Dion (in a work which includes numerous inaccuracies) names "Julienne héritière de la famille de la Ferté-Arnaud, fille de Guillaume, qui vivait en 1101 et 1116, sœur d’Ernaud et de Hugues successivement seigneurs de la Ferté, ce dernier entre 1136 et 1139" as the wife of Erard de Villepreux, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[1229]m ERARD [I] Seigneur de Villepreux, son of --- (-[1169]).] 

b)         HUGUES de la Ferté (-1149)Provost of Chartres.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri” in the presence of “...Guido avunculus Ernaldi filius prefati Willelmi, Hugo prepositus sancte Marie frater ipsius Willelmi[1230]Archbishop of Tours 1136.  "Hugo Turonorum...archiepiscopus" confirmed the donation of woods to Chartres Saint-Père made by “fratris mei Willelmi de Firmitate”, about to leave for Jerusalem, in the presence of "fratruelis meus Ernaldus...eiusdem fratris mei filius", by charter dated to [1136], witnessed by “...Juliana soror Ernaldi, Machaigna uxor eiusdem...”, later confirmed by “Ernaldi germanus Hugo...prefati Willelmi fratris mei filius, cui post fratrem suum honor remanebat paternus[1231]

2.         ERNAUD (-after [1116/20]).  Deacon of Chartres.  “Willelmus de Firmitate [...et frater eius Hugo prepositus ecclesie nostre]”, leaving for Jerusalem, donated “ecclesiam...ville sue...Vi...juxta Montem Fortem” to Chartres Saint-Père, in the presence of “filius eius Ernaldus”, by charter dated to [1116/20], which adds that “Ernaldo filio suo” consented “in camera Ernaldi avunculi sui decani monachi nostri[1232].

 

 

1.         --- de la Fertém --- Mansel, daughter of FOULQUES Mansel & his wife ---.  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter which records that "Gilo Mansellus", announcing his intention of going to Jerusalem, renounced claims to a donation to Chartres Saint-Père made by "pater ipsius Falco Mansellus et avus Gilo" and that later “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced further claims to the property in the presence of “domne Eustachie” and with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century) witnessed by “ex parte Gilonis, Paganus sororius eius...” which also states that “Gaufridus des Esard” made a similar donation with the consent of “uxoris sue Brunmartin...predicti Falconis filie” for the soul of “cujusdam filii sui” who was buried in the abbey[1233].  One child: 

a)         DANIEL de la Ferté .  An undated charter records that "Gilo Mansellus", announcing his intention of going to Jerusalem, renounced claims to a donation to Chartres Saint-Père made by "pater ipsius Falco Mansellus et avus Gilo" and that later “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced further claims to the property in the presence of “domne Eustachie” and with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century) witnessed by “ex parte Gilonis, Paganus sororius eius...” which also states that “Gaufridus des Esard” made a similar donation with the consent of “uxoris sue Brunmartin...predicti Falconis filie” for the soul of “cujusdam filii sui” who was buried in the abbey[1234]m HERSENDE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is confirmed by the undated charter which records that “Daniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[1235].  Daniel & his wife had four children: 

i)          GEOFFREY de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[1236]

ii)         GILON de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[1237]

iii)        ROBERT de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[1238]

iv)       MATHE de la FertéDaniel de Firmitate, primogenitam Falconis filiam, sororem...Gilonis uxorem habens” renounced claims to property donated to Chartres Saint-Père, with the consent of “Hersendis uxoris sue et filiorum Gaufridi, Gilonis atque Roberti, filie quoque Mathee”, by undated charter (dated to the early 11th century)[1239].

 

 

ERNAUD de la Ferté, son of [ERARD [II] de Villepreux & his wife ---] (-after 1178)Seigneur de la Ferté-ArnaudGallia Christiana records that “Ernaudus de Feritate” named “Hervæum monachum Ebrardi filium et Villa Perosæ natum avunculum suum” when he confirmed property of Marmoutier at Villepreux by charter dated 1169 (no citation reference)[1240].  "Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[1241]

m ALIX, daughter of ---.  "Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[1242].  Dion indicates that Ernaud de la Ferté married “Alice nièce de Milon archidiacre de Chartres”, without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[1243]Europäische Stammtafeln names her “Alice, Nichte von Milon de Muzy Archidiakon zu Chartres[1244]

Ernaud & his wife had two children: 

1.         ERNAUD de la Ferté .  "Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[1245].  "Guillelmus comes Pertici" confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de la Trappe made by "Hugo de Valnosia apud Maurit[aniam]" of money given to him by “Ernaldus de Firmitate” from his revenues “apud Maurit[aniam]” by charter dated to [1198/1201][1246]

2.         GUILLAUME de la Ferté (-before Apr 1226)"Ernaudus de Firmitate dominus" granted commercial rights on his lands to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "uxor mea Aaliz et filii Ernaudus...et Willelmus", by undated charter[1247]Seigneur de la Ferté-Arnaud et de Villepreux.  "Guillelmus de Firmitate" granted rights in "feodum in Porrois" to the bishop of Paris and to "domine Matildi de Malliaco" by charter dated 1204[1248].  "Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[1249].  "Willelmus dominus Feritatis Ernaldi" donated revenue from “molendinos meos de Mauritania” to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, for the souls of "mee et uxoris mee et liberorum...meorum", by charter dated 1214[1250]m as her second husband, CONSTANCE de Courtenay, widow of GASCE de Poissy, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay Dame de Courtenay ([1168]-after 1231).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the sisters of "comitem Petrum Autissiodorensem et Robertum de Cortenaio et quondam Guillemum" as "Alaydis...alia mater Hugonis de Marchia in Hungaria, tertia Clementia…quarta domna de Charrosio in Bituria, quinta Constantia", specifying that the daughter of Constance was "domna de Marla" and mother of "abbatem Theobaldum de Sarnaio"[1251].  "Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[1252].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         ALIX de la Ferté (-after 1235)"Willermus dominus Firmitatis" donated property "aput Sanctum Nunnum" to Notre-Dame des Vaux de Cernay, with the consent of "uxoris mee Constancie…Symon gener meus et Aaliz filia mea uxor predicti Symonis", by charter dated 1208[1253].  "Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[1254].  "Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[1255].  "Herveius de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et uxor mea Aalis domina Feritatis in Pertico" donated revenue to Notre-Dame de la Trappe, with the consent of "Jacobus miles Tilleriarum et illius feodi dominus...Hugonis filii nostri", by charter dated 1235[1256]m firstly (before 1208) SIMON, son of ---.  m secondly HERVE de Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais Seigneur de Brézolles, son of GERVAIS Seigneur de Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais & his wife Marguerite de Donzy (-after 1235). 

b)         JULIENNE (-after Apr 1226).  "Herveus de Castello Brueroliarum dominus et Aaliz eius uxor et Willelmus de Tilly et Juliana eius uxor" confirmed the donation of revenue made to Notre-Dame de la Trappe by "bone memorie Willelmus Feritatis-Ernaldi quondam dominus" by charter dated Apr 1226[1257].  The joint donation indicates that Alix and Julienne were sisters, daughters of Guillaume de la Ferté.  m GUILLAUME de Tilly, son of ---. 

 

 

Two siblings, parents not known.  Dion indicates that they were children of Ernaud de la Ferté and his wife “Alice nièce de Milon archidiacre de Chartres” (see above), without citing the primary source on which he bases this information[1258]

1.         HUGUES de la Ferté (-6/8 Aug 1236).  Bishop of Chartres 1234.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1234 of “Galtherus Carnotensis” and the succession of “Hugo[1259].  The necrology of Saint-André de Chartres records the death “VIII Id Aug“ of "Hugo de Feritate episcopus Carnotensis[1260].  The Livre d’Anniversaires of Chartres cathedral records the death "VI Id Aug" of "Hugonis de Feritate Ernaudi episcopi Carnotensis"[1261].  The necrology of the Frères Prêcheurs de Chartres records the death “8 Aug“ of "Hugo de la Ferté quondam episcopus Carnotensis” who built “ecclesiam Predicatorum et locum in magna parte[1262]

2.         MABILE de la Ferté (-1265).  Abbess of Fontevraud 1244.  

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de LEVES

 

 

Lèves (Leugis in Latin) is a canton north of Chartres in the present-day French département of Eure-et-Loir. 

 

 

1.         GAUCELIN [I] le Riche [de Lèves] .  m HUMBERGE, daughter of ---.  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death of “Umberga uxor Gausleni Divitis” and her donation of “quoddam monile[1263]

 

2.         [GAUCELIN [II] [le Riche] de Lèves] (-after [1070]).  It is not certain that Gaucelin [II] was a different person from Gaucelin [I].  It may have been the same person who married firstly Humberge and secondly Elisabeth.  Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[1264].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[1265]m ELISABETH [Isabelle], daughter of --- (-23 Feb ----).  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VII Kal Mar” of “Elizabeth uxor Gauslini de Leugis” adding that “Widdo filius eius abbas Sancti Johannis” donated “censum decem solidorum in Valeia Minori” to Chartres for her soul[1266].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VII Kal Mar” of "Hisabellis uxor Gausleni de Leugis” and the donation made by “Guido filius eius necnon et abbas Sancti Johannis” for her soul[1267].  Gaucelin [II] & his wife had two children: 

a)         GAUCELIN [III] [le Riche] de Lèves (-[1070/79]).  Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[1268].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[1269]m ADA, daughter of --- (-after [1081/82]).  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[1270].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][1271].  Gaucelin [III] & his wife had two children: 

i)          GAUCELIN [IV] de Lèves (-before 2 Nov 1107).  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[1272]

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ii)         DODON de Lèves .  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[1273]

b)         GUY de Lèves (-6 Jan [1092/99]).  Abbot of Saint-Jean en Vallée.  His parentage is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres Cathedral which records the death of [his mother] “Elizabeth uxor Gauslini de Leugis” adding that “Widdo filius eius abbas Sancti Johannis” donated “censum decem solidorum in Valeia Minori” to Chartres for her soul[1274].  The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death “VII Kal Mar” of "Hisabellis uxor Gausleni de Leugis” and the donation made by “Guido filius eius necnon et abbas Sancti Johannis” for her soul[1275]The necrology of Saint-Jean-en-Vallée records the death 6 Jan of “Gui fils de Goslein le Riche[1276].

 

 

GAUCELIN [IV] de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [III] [le Riche] de Lèves & his wife Elisabeth --- (-before 2 Nov 1107).  “Hugo vicedominus et filius eius Albertus, Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus...” subscribed the undated charter, dated to [1070], under which an unnamed provost swore allegiance to Chartres Notre-Dame, naming “ministerii Ingelranni[1277].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to 1079[1278].  "...Gauslinus de Leugis et filius eius Gauslinus..." subscribed the charter dated to before 1080 under which “Wenricus...” donated “æcclesiam Treionis” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée[1279].  "Gauslenus de Leugis" donated “ancillam suam...Odelinam” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to [1079/1101], subscribed by “Dodo frater eiusdem Gausleni, Stephanus filius Guerrici vicedomini...[1280]

m ODELINE du Puiset, daughter of HUGUES [I] “Blavons” de Breteuil Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Alix de Montlhéry (-before 2 Nov 1107).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter under which “Ebrardus de Puteolo, filius Hugonis, cujus sororem Gallinus de Leugis duxit uxorem” donated trade freedoms “de Soors” to Coulombs[1281].  "Gauslinus filius G. Divitis et uxor eius Odelina, Albertus filius H. vicedomini, Ada mater eius" donated "apud Rodanivillam medietatem æcclesiæ Sti Georgis" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter dated to 1079[1282].  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][1283]

Gaucelin [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         GAUCELIN [V] de Lèves (-30 Sep [1151], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat)Seigneur de Lèves"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1284]

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2.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-24 Jan 1149)Bishop of Chartres 1115: the dating clause of a charter dated 21 Oct 1117 refers to "secundo episcopatus anno Gaufridi de Leugis"[1285]Louis VI King of France confirmed the grant of churches and land by “domnus Gaufridus Carnotensis episcopus, domnusque Goslenus eius frater” for the foundation of the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1117, before 3 Aug[1286].  The dating clause of a charter dated 10 Mar 1148 (O.S.) records “in anno quo mortuus est domnus Gaufredus Carnotensis episcopus...post obitum eius XLV diebus[1287]

3.         HUGUES de Lèves (-before [1141]).  "Goislenus de Leugis...et uxor eius...Odelina, materque eius Ada et filius eius Hugo" donated "tota terra Roenville" to Saint-Martin-des-Champs by charter to [1081/82][1288]Provost of Chartres.  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus...” witnessed the charter dated 1120 under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres founded the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat “juxta Leugas”, with the consent of “Helisendis...vicedomine et Girardi filii eius que ecclesie Sancti-Mauricii advocati erant[1289].  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1290]

4.         [--- .  This person’s son Gaucelin calls Gaucelin de Leugis “avunculi mei” in the charter dated 30 Sep 1151 which is quoted below.  If “avunculus” in this document can be interpreted in its strict sense of maternal uncle, Gaucelin’s mother would have been the sister of Gaucelin de Leugis.  Gaucelin also calls Bishop Geoffroy “avunculus meus” in the charter dated 1151 quoted below.  Another possibility is that Gaucelin and his brother Milon were illegitimate sons of Bishop Geoffroy, in which case the terms “avunculus” used in the latter document, and “nepos episcopi” used in the other documents quoted below, would have been used euphemistically.  No reference has been found in any documents to the parents of Gaucelin and Milon.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Gaucelin Bishop of Chartres was the son of "Rahier I de Dreux seigneur de Muzy 1107/47" and his wife "Berthe de Lèves"[1291].  The primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified.  m ---.]  Two children: 

a)         GAUCELIN (-1 Feb 1155, bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat).  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1292].  “...Goslinus canonicus nepos episcopi S., Milos nepos episcopi” witnessed the charter dated to [1127] under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres confirmed the churches which were dependant to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1293].  Provost of Chartres: “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[1294].  Archdeacon: “Episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...” are named as present in the charter dated to [1141] which records the donation by “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1295]Bishop of Chartres 1149.  “Goslenus...Carnotensis episcopus” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “duo filii eius Gaufredus et Milo” after the death of “donni Gosleni de Leugis avunculi mei bone memorie”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[1296].  “Goslenus...Carnotensis episcopus” confirmed a donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “Philippus...agnominatus Demens”, previously confirmed by “avunculus meus Gaufredus Carnotensis episcopus”, by charter dated 1151[1297]"Gaufridus Carnotensis prepositus" confirmed that he had donated “terra...apud Benas” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, in the presence of "Gaufridi pie memorie quondam Carnotensis episcopi avunculi mei", and now after many years confirmed the donation by charter dated to [1168/76])[1298].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “Kal Feb“ of "domini Gosleni Carnotensis episcopi, fundatoris abbatie Sancti Carauni” who is buried “in sacello Beate Marie virginis, post cathedras chori nostri[1299]

b)         MILON (-[1181/85]).  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1300].  “...Goslinus canonicus nepos episcopi S., Milos nepos episcopi” witnessed the charter dated to [1127] under which Geoffroy Bishop of Chartres confirmed the churches which were dependant to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1301].  “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[1302].  Provost of Chartres: “Episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...” are named as present in the charter dated to [1141] which records the donation by “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1303].  Archdeacon: Milo ecclesie Carnotensis archidiaconus” appointed a chaplain of the leproserie of Courville by charter dated to [1179][1304]A charter dated 1181 records the presence of “domni Milonis archidiaconi” when Henricus de Hunvilla” donated “dimidiam partem molendini de Gorget” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1305]

 

 

GAUCELIN [V] de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [IV] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife (-30 Sep [1151], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat)Seigneur de Lèves"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1306].  A charter dated 2 Nov 1107 records a donation made by "Gauslinus de Leugis fratresque mei Gaufridus canonicus sancte Marie et Milo...Raherius [...de Drocis] quoque sororius noster et Arroldus vicecomes noster cognatus et Hugo filius Aimerici noster propinquus" for the souls of “patris nostri et matris”, with the consent of “Berta...uxor Raherii cum filiis suis...Rainoldo, Majoloth, Gauterio, Ursone fratribus Raherii[1307]Louis VI King of France confirmed the grant of churches and land by “domnus Gaufridus Carnotensis episcopus, domnusque Goslenus eius frater” for the foundation of the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1117, before 3 Aug[1308].  “...Hugo de Leugis prepositus, Goslenus nepos episcopi et Milo frater eius, Goslenus de Leugis...” witnessed the charter dated to [1124/27] under which “vir...militaris Tancredus” donated “decimam...Faberoliis” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat[1309].  “Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[1310].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][1311].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1312].  “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[1313]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Oct“ of "domni Goslini de Leugis...fratris domni Gaufridi Carnotensis episcopi fundatoris nostri” and his donation[1314]

m LUCIE, daughter of --- (-before [1138/43], bur Notre-Dame de Josaphat).  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1315]

Gaucelin [V] & his wife had six children:

1.         GAUCELIN [VI] de Lèves (-1145).  "...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1316]Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[1317].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][1318].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1319].  “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[1320]

2.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-after 30 Sep 1151).  "...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1321]Goslenus de Leugis” donated his rights “in...domo de porta Perticensi” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filiis suis Gosleno et Gaufredo”, by charter dated to [1141], witnessed by “Goslenus prepositus et Milo frater eius...[1322].  “Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][1323].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1324].  Provost: “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[1325].  “Gaufredus de Leugis et Milo frater eius” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “domnus Goslenus de Leugis pater eorum” (buried in the monastery), in the presence of “domno Gosleno Carnotensi episcopo, nepote illius”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[1326]

3.         MILON de Lèves (-1167)"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1327]

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4.         ODELINE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1328]

5.         LUCIE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1329]

6.         CECILE de Lèves .  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1330]

 

 

MILON de Lèves, son of GAUCELIN [V] Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Lucie --- (-1167)"...Gaufridus filius Gausleni de Leugis...Gauslinus de Leugis, Gauslinus et Milo filii eius..." subscribed the charter dated [Oct 1100/1101] under which "Henricus comes cognomine Stephanus et Adela uxor mea" granted immunities to Chartres Notre-Dame in case of death of the bishop[1331]Goslenus de Leugis [on the point of leaving “ad Sanctum-Jacobum”]...tam ipse quam filii eius...Goslenus, Gaufredus et Milo” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, in the presence of “episcopo Gaufredo, fratre Gosleni eiusdem et...Goslenus archidiaconus, Milo prepositus, nepotes episcopi...”, by charter dated to [1141][1332].  “Goslenus de Leugis cum filiis meis Gosleno et Gaufrido et Milone et filiabus Odelina, Lucia et Cecilia” donated “omnium feuodorum meorum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “conjugis mee Lucie” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1138/1143][1333].  Canon: “Goslenus de Leviis”, in the year when “filius eius Goslenus” died, donated five measures of wine annually to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1145, in the presence of “domni Gaufredi episcopi fratris sui, Gosleno archidiacono, Gaufrido preposito, Milone canonico, filiis Gosleni[1334].  Milon presumably resigned his ecclesiastical appointments on the death in 1145 of his older brother Gaucelin.  “Gaufredus de Leugis et Milo frater eius” confirmed donations to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “domnus Goslenus de Leugis pater eorum” (buried in the monastery), in the presence of “domno Gosleno Carnotensi episcopo, nepote illius”, by charter dated 30 Sep 1151[1335].  A charter dated 1156 records a dispute between Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Milo de Leugis” relating to the mills of the abbey and refers to the advice of “domini G. fratris eius prepositi Carnotensis ecclesie” and names “patris sui Gosleni[1336].  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[1337]

m MABILE de Tremblay, daughter of GOSBERT de Tremblay & his wife --- (-after 1167).  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[1338].  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][1339]

Milon & his wife had two children:

1.         GEOFFROY de Lèves (-[1212/May 1216]).  “Milone de Leugis” donated harvest income to Notre-Dame de Josaphat on his deathbed by charter dated 1167 which states that, after his death, “Mabilia uxor cum filio suo Gaufrido” confirmed the donation[1340].  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][1341].  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1342].  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1343].  A charter dated May 1206 records the sentence against “G[aufridum] de Leugis” to destroy the mill and pond he had built at Puits [“molendino et stagno de Puteis”][1344].  “Gaufridum de Leugis militem” and “Fulconem personam ecclesie de Verda” reached agreement over the rights in “parrochiali de Fonte-Verdoiz” by charter dated Feb 1208 (O.S.)[1345].  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[1346].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[1347]m MARGUERITE, daughter of --- (-[1212/May 1216]).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1348].  [It is probable that Marguerite’s sister was the mother of “Radulfus dominus Magduni super Yavram” who sold “totum conubium matris mee...in...Ymunville vel alio loco” to “avunculo meo Gaufrido Leviarum domino et uxori eius”, with the consent of “fratres mei Philippus, Umberaudus, Robertus...uxor mea Ysabel cum filio suo Roberto et meo...et soror mea et maritus eius”, by charter dated 1195[1349].  Another possibility is that the mother of Raoul Seigneur de Meung-sur-Yèvre was an otherwise unrecorded sister of Geoffroy de Leugis.  However, the first hypothesis appears more likely as it explains the presence in the document of Geoffroy’s wife.  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1350].  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[1351].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[1352].  Geoffroy & his wife had seven children: 

a)         GAUCELIN [VII] de Lèves (-before Apr 1239).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1353]

-        see below

b)         MATHILDE de Lèves (-19 May after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1354]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XIV Kal Jun“ of "Matildis de Leugis” for whom “dominus Gaufredus de Leugis et uxor eius Margarita” donated revenue[1355]

c)         PETRONILLE de Lèves (-after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1356]

d)         MARGUERITE de Lèves (-after 1190).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1357]

e)         JEAN de Lèves (-after Jan 1218).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1358].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[1359].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[1360].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[1361].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[1362]

f)          AGNES de Lèves (-after May 1216).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1363].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[1364].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[1365].  [m GUILLAUME de Milly, son of ---.  "[Willelmus] dominus de Miliaco miles" donated property to Chartres Notre-Dame with "Goslenum de Leugis, Johannem de Leugis fratres meos" by charter dated May 1226[1366].  It is assumed that “fratres” in this document should be interpreted as brothers-in-law not brothers.  If that is correct, the other charters quoted in this section suggest that Agnes was the only surviving sister of Gaucelin and Jean de Lèves.  The primary source which confirms this marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.] 

g)         PHILIPPE de Lèves (-[28 Aug] before 1209).  A charter dated 1209 records a donation of revenue to Vaux-de-Cernay by “Gaufridus de Leugis et Margarita uxor eius”, reserving rights to Notre-Dame de Josaphat to receive a certain sum “in vigilia sancti Augustini...in anniversario Philippi filii predictorum G. et M.[1367]

2.         GUILLAUME de Lèves (-after [1168/75]).  “Mabilia uxor Milonis de Leugis” donated grain “in granchia de Booleto” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Gosbertus de Trembleio pater eiusdem Mabilie et Hugo filius eiusdem Gosberti...eiusdem Mabilie filiis Gaufredo et Guillelmo”, by charter dated to [1168/75][1368]

 

 

Two possible sisters, parents not known: 

 

1.         ERMENTRUDE de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “...Femine: Ermentrudis et Erenburgis de Leugis” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] which records an agreement between “Johannes Pes-Latronis” and the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat concerning “molendinos Lamburredi[1369]

2.         ERENBURGE de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “...Femine: Ermentrudis et Erenburgis de Leugis” witnessed the charter dated to [1130] which records an agreement between “Johannes Pes-Latronis” and the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat concerning “molendinos Lamburredi[1370]

 

 

1.         GUY de Lèves (-after [1130]).  “Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[1371]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  “Guido de Leugis et Ermengardis uxor eius” donated “cortiliam...juxta muros de Josaphat” to the monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated to [1130], witnessed by “...Aubertus de la Ferté...[1372].

 

 

The parentage of Milon de Lèves, shown below, has not yet been ascertained.  He may have been the son of an otherwise unrecorded younger son of Gaucelin [V] Seigneur de Lèves.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, he was the son of "Rahier II de Dreux Seigneur de Muzy 1151", brother of Gaucelin Bishop of Chartres (see above)[1373].  The primary source on which this information is based has not yet been identified. 

 

1.         MILON de Lèves (-before 1201, bur Josaphat Notre-Dame).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1374]m as her first husband, BERTHE, daughter of --- (-after 1220).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1375].  She married secondly Geoffroy de Sens.  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[1376].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[1377].  These two charters indicate that Berthe and her second husband had three children, Geoffroy, Marguerite and Marthe, Marguerite being a different person from Marguerite who was Berthe’s daughter by her first husband.  Milon & his wife had two children: 

a)         MARGUERITE de Lèves (-18 Jul after 1242)Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1378]"Guillelmus vicedominus Carnotensis" confirmed a donation to Chartres Notre-Dame to take place after the death of "mee sororie Margarite" by charter dated May 1202[1379].  The name of Marguerite’s first husband has not been confirmed beyond all doubt.  Many of the charters quoted below name her “Margarita quondam vicedomina”, indicating that her first husband has been vidame de Chartres.  There are two possibilities: Robert de Ferrières and his brother Jean.  Of these, Jean is the most likely.  Marguerite’s younger sister was married to Guillaume, younger brother of Robert and Jean.  Marguerite’s father belonged to a junior branch of the Lèves family, his daughters would not have had the status to marry Robert, oldest son of the family of the vidames and heir to the vidamé.  On the other hand, Marguerite would presumably have been a good candidate to marry Jean, whose succession to the vidamé was at that time in no way assured.  “Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[1380].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[1381].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[1382].  “Garinus de Friesia miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “pater meus Galterus de Friesia et...frater meus Johannes de Friesia milites”, with the consent of “conjuge mea Margareta”, by charter dated Feb 1222 (O.S.)[1383].  “Garinus de Friessia miles” donated revenue “in pedagio meo de Sarneio” to Courville Saint-Nicolas, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1231[1384].  “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi”, by charter dated May 1234[1385].  “Margarita...quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the donation made by “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat by charter dated 1242[1386]The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and the donation for her anniversary[1387].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “XV Kal Aug“ of "Margareta, quondam vicedomina[1388]m firstly [JEAN] Vidame de Chartres, son of GUILLAUME de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres & his wife Marguerite --- (-[29 Dec or 28 Jan] after 1196).  m secondly GARIN de Friaise, son of GAUTHIER de Friaise & his wife Hélisende de Ferrières (-13 Sep [1231/1240]). 

b)         MABILE de Lèves (-[1220/Feb 1227]).  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1389]Her first marriage is indicated by the necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat which records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[1390], read together with the charter dated May 1201 under which Guillelmus Carnotensis vicedominus” renounced claims to “caneceria Carnotensi”, donated by “Stephanus juvenis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et fratris mei Johannis”, with the consent of “uxoris mei Mabilie[1391].  Gaufridus de Mellaio vicedominus Carnotensis et Helisendis uxor mea” granted the property of “defunctus Milo de Leugis miles”, including “dotalitium quod idem Milo Berthe de Nemore assignavit” but except the possessions of “Margarita quondam vicedomina Carnotensis...annuente dicta Bertha matre sua”, to “Hugoni de Mellaio militi et Mabille uxori eius” by charter dated Jun 1218[1392].  “Gaufridus Senonensis miles et Berta uxor mea” donated harvest from “gaagnario nostro de Villemain in parrochia Domine-Marie” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the soul of “Gaufredi filii nostri defuncti” who was buried there, and where they both also chose to be buried, with the consent of “filiabus nostris Margarita et Martha...sorores dicti Gaufredi, Margarita vicedomina et Mabilia uxor eius [these two words appear incongruous] et...maritorum suorum Guarini de Friesia et Hugonis de Fractavalle”, by charter dated Feb 1218 (O.S.)[1393].  “Hugo de Mellaio miles” confirmed the donation to Notre-Dame de Josaphat made by “bone memorie Milo de Leugis pater...conjugis mee Mabilie, religiosis viris monachis de Josaphat apud quos sepultus jacet”, reserving the part of “domina Margarita soror conjugis mee” for life, by charter dated 1220 which also records the donation made by “domina mea Berta matre dicte conjugis mee et filio eiusdem Berthe Gaufrido[1394]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “II Kal Mar“ of "Hugo de Merlaio miles et Mabilia eius uxor quondam vicedomina Carnotensis” and their donation in “hereditate eiusdem Mabilie apud Nemus Leugarum[1395]m firstly GUILLAUME Vidame de Chartres, son of GUILLAUME de Ferrières Vidame de Chartres & his wife Marguerite --- (-Constantinople 29/30 May 1204).  m secondly (after 1204) HUGUES de Meslay, son of NIVELON [V] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Adelais --- (-28 Feb 1227). 

 

 

GAUCELIN [VII] de Lèves, son of GEOFFROY Seigneur de Lèves & his wife Marguerite --- (-before Apr 1239).  The monastery of Notre-Dame de Josaphat and “Gaufrido de Leugis” settled a dispute concerning “aqua molendinorum de Longuo-Salice”, with the consent of “uxor eius Margarita et Gaulenus filius ipsorum et filie Matildis et Petronilla et Margarita”, by charter dated 1190[1396].  “Gaufridus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, as requested by “consangineus meus Milo juvenis de Nemore” in his memory with the consent of “uxore sua Berta et filiabus suis Margarita et Mabilla”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarite et filiorum meorum Gosleni et Johannis et filie mee Agnetis”, by charter dated 1201[1397].  “Gaufridus dominus Leugarum” donated revenue to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “mee et...conjugis mee Margarite...ob...anniversariorum nostrorum”, with the consent of “Goslino et Johanne filiis meis et Agnete filia mea”, by charter dated 1212[1398].  “Goslenus Leugarum dominus” donated revenue “in censibus suis de Leugis” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Gaufridus pater meus...et...matris mee, conjugis sue Marguarite”, with the consent of “Johanne fratre meo et Agnete sorore nostra”, by charter dated May 1216[1399].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[1400].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[1401].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filio meo Thoma”, by charter dated Oct 1225[1402]

m firstly JEANNE, daughter of ---.  Her marriage is indicated by a charter dated May 1234 under which “Margarita vicedomina Carnotensis” confirmed the sale of “totam majoriam suam apud dictum Booletum” made by “Gaufredus Babelose major de Boolleto de Acheriis” to “Gosleno domino Leugarum militi et Johanne eius uxori”, later subject to an agreement between “dictum Goslenum, Herveum de Galardone militem et relictam...Guillelmi [de Grinni quondam militis] nunc uxorem dicti Hervei et liberos eiusdem Guillelmi[1403]

m secondly as her second husband, PHILIPPA de Poissy, widow of GUILLAUME Morhier, daughter of GUILLAUME de Poissy & his wife Lucie --- (-23 Sep after May 1240).  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum”, about to leave for England, donated revenue “vineam meam...de Roenvilla” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “conjuge mea Philippa et Johanne fratre meo”, by charter dated 3 May 1216[1404].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[1405].  “Thomas de Brueriis dominus Leugarum” agreed her dowry with “Philippam relictam Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum patris mei” by charter dated Apr 1239[1406].  “Philippa relicta defuncti Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “Thome domini Leugarum”, by charter dated May 1240[1407].  “Philippa quondam...domina Leugarum” donated property to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, for the souls of “Guillermi de Pissiaco et Lucie uxoris eius patris et matris Philippe, Roberti et Guillelmi, Beatricis et Gile fratrum et sororum ipsius Philippe, Guillermi Moreherii et Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum, maritorum ipsius Philippe”, by charter dated Aug 1240[1408]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “IX Kal Oct“ of "Philippa quondam domina Leugarum” for whom and for “Golleni quondam domini Leugarum” masses are said[1409].  The necrology of Saint-Maurice de Chartres records the death “IX Kal Oct“ of "domina Philippa quondam domina de Leugis” and the donation for her anniversary[1410]

Gaucelin [VII] & his first wife had two children: 

1.         THOMAS de Lèves (-10 Oct after 1248).  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[1411].  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” exchanged property with Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “filio meo Thoma”, by charter dated Oct 1225[1412].  “Thomas de Brueriis dominus Leugarum” agreed her dowry with “Philippam relictam Gosleni quondam domini Leugarum patris mei” by charter dated Apr 1239[1413].  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[1414]The necrology of Notre-Dame de Josaphat records the death “VI Id Oct“ of "Thomas dominus Leugarum et Brueriis[1415]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[1416].  Thomas & his wife had children: 

a)         JEAN de Lèves .  “Thomas miles dominus Brueriarum et Leugarum” confirmed the donation of rights “de vinea sita in territorio de Felarvilla” made by “bone memorie...pater meus Goslenus” to Notre-Dame de Josaphat, with the consent of “uxor mea Agnes et Johannes primogenitus meus”, by charter dated 3 Jul 1248[1417]

2.         MATHILDE de Lèves .  “Goslenus dominus Leugarum” donated “decimam...in parochia de Puteis” to the church of Saint-Denis-des-Puits, with the consent of “eiusdem Golleni conjuge Philipa, et Johanne fratre suo, et sorore sua Agnete, et liberis eiusdem Golleni Thoma et Mahilde”, by charter dated Jan 1218[1418].

 

 

 

J.      SEIGNEURS de MONTMIRAIL (GOËT)

 

 

Guillaume [I] Goët succeeded in uniting the five baronies in the area known as Perche-Gouet: Authon, Bazoche, Montmirail, Alluyes and Brou, which were fiefs of the abbey of Saint-Père de Chartres[1419]

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [I] Goët (-before 1059)Seigneur de Montmirailm as her first husband, MATHILDE d'Alluyes, daughter of GAUTHIER d'Alluyes & his wife --- (-after 1079).  Her parentage and two marriages are confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1420].  She married secondly Geoffroy [II] Seigneur de Mayenne.  "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[1421].  Guillaume [I] & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME [II] Goët (-[1117]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1422].  Orderic Vitalis records the return from Apulia of “Ernaldus de Escalfoio Willermi Geroiani filius” who was pardoned by Duke Guillaume who promised the return of his property, that “Mabilia Talavacii filia” prepared poison for him which was drunk by “Ernaldo...et Geroio de Corbævilla atque Willermo cognomento Goiet de Monte-Miralio” (the latter two recovering), dated to [1064] from the context[1423].  "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" donated property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" with the consent of "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" by charter dated 1079, witnessed by "Rodulfus filius Rotrochii bastardi"[1424].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[1425]Seigneur de Montmirail.  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[1426]m (before 1071) EUSTACHIE, daughter of ---.  "Guillelmus Goius [et] uxor…Eustachia" donated property by charter dated 1071[1427].  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[1428].  A clue to the origins of Eustachie is provided by the charter dated 1116 in which "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[1429], although Bernard has not yet been idenfied.  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi", the editor of the compilation stating that "Eustachia" was "consanguinea Willelmi abbatis Carnotensis"[1430].  Guillaume [II] & his wife had five children: 

i)          GUILLAUME [III] "Mischinus" Goët (before 1079-after 1119).  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[1431].  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[1432].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[1433].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[1434]Seigneur de Montmirail et du Château-du-Loir.  "Goharius Meschinus" witnessed the charter dated 1119 recording an agreement between the monks of "Majoris Monasterii" and "Nivelonem de Fracte Valle"[1435]m --- [of England], illegitimate daughter of HENRY I King of England & his mistress ---.  Guillaume de Jumièges records one illegitimate daughter of King Henry I as wife of "Willelmo Goieto"[1436]

ii)         HUGUES (before 1079-before 1116).  "Eustachia coniuge sua et filiis Guillelmo et Hugone" consented to the donation by "Guillelmus Gogietus et mater eius Mahildis" of property "ex bosco ipsorum de Pertico" by charter dated 1079[1437].  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[1438]

iii)        ROBERT (-after 1116).  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[1439].  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[1440].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[1441]

iv)       MATHIEU (-after 1116).  "Willelmus Goetus senex et uxor eius Eustachia et eorum filii Willelmus…et Mischinus primogenitus et Robertus atque Matheus" donated property by charter dated 1116, in the presence of "Bernardus puer, nepos ipsius Eustaciæ"[1442].  "Eustachia uxor Guillelmi Goeti" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1101/29] which names "filiorum suorum Guillelmi, Roberti et Mathei"[1443]

v)        MATHILDE .  "Guillelmus cognomina Goetus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by undated charter which names "uxore mea…Eustachia et filiis meis Guillelmo et Roberto…et filia mea…Mahildi"[1444]

b)         HILDEBURGE Goët (-6 Aug ----).  "Militem...Castriduni...Gaufredum" donated vines "de vico Chamartio" held by “Fulcherius...filius Nivelonis...uxor...Hildeburgis filia Guillelmi cognomento Goiti” by charter dated to [1041/48][1445].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1446].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “VIII Id Aug” of “Hildeburgis”, her donation while living and the donation made by “Fulcherius Nivelonis filius vir suus” for her soul[1447]m FOUCHER Seigneur de Fréteval, son of NIVELON [I] Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Ermentrude --- (-18 Dec before 1095). 

c)         RICHILDIS .  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1050/60] under which "Hugo…castri Breietelli possessor in pago Cenomannensi" donated "ecclesiam…in Dunensi pago…Lazellam" to Marmoutier, with the permission of "domine mee Mahildis filie Galterii de Aloia filiorumque ac filiarum eiusdem, quibus patres fuere Guillelmus cognomento Gugetus et Gauffredus de Medana…Willelmi, Hildeburgis et Richildis, item Hamelini, Galterii et Hersendis"[1448]

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

i)          GUILLAUME .  "Girardus Brunellus" donated property to Chartres Saint-Père by charter dated to [1092/1120] with the consent of "senioris mei domni Guillelmi Goeth et uxoris eius Eustachie atque filiorum eius Hugonis et Guillelmi", witnessed by "Guillelmus nepos Guillelmi Goeth"[1449]

 

 

His inheritance of the seigneurie d’Alluyes demonstrates that Guillaume [IV] Goët was the senior male representative of the preceding Goët family, but the source which confirms his precise parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

1.         GUILLAUME [IV] Goët (-1169).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Montmirail.  Baron du Perche-Goët.  Seigneur d'Alluyes.  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by “Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[1450].  Robert of Torigny records the death in 1169 "in itinere Jerusalem" of "Guillermus Goeth"[1451]m ([1150/55]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Blois, widow of ROGER Duke of Apulia, daughter of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] (1130-13 Aug after 1168).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the third of the six daughters of "comes Campanie Theobaldus" as "quedam ducissa in partibus remotis, hanc postea duxit Guilelmus Goez in dyocesi Carnotensi" specifying that her two daughters were "matrem Gaufridi de Dunzei et Agnetam domnam de Monteforti in Cenomania"[1452].  She returned to France after her first husband died.  Her second marriage is confirmed by Robert of Torigny which names "Herveus de Juen" as husband of "Guillermus Goeth…primogenitam filiam natam ex una sororem comitis Teobaldi"[1453].  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by “Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[1454].  The necrology of the Prieuré de Fontaines records the death "13 Aug" of "Domina Elisabeth…monacha, ducissa, soror domine Marie ducisse"[1455].  Guillaume [IV] & his wife had two children: 

a)         MATHILDE Goët (-22 Jan ----).  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by “Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[1456].  Robert of Torigny names "Herveus de Juen" as husband of "Guillermus Goeth…primogenitam filiam natam ex una sororem comitis Teobaldi"[1457]m as his first wife, HERVE Seigneur de Donzy, son of GEOFFROY III Sire de Donzy & his second wife Garna de Toucy (-1187). 

b)         AGNES Goët (-after 1168).  "Guillaume Goët", on leaving on crusade, confirmed a donation to Gué-de-Launay abbey made by “Bodard de Saint-Michel”, with the consent of “sa femme Isabelle et de ses filles Mathilde et Agnes”, by charter dated 1168[1458]

 

 

 

K.      VICOMTES de MOULINS

 

 

The editor of the cartulary of Tiron Sainte-Trinité suggests that "Mollan", in the charter quoted below, is Moulins in the parish of Louvigny[1459].  As the wife of Gauthier Hait is accorded the title “vicecomitissa” in the same document, it is likely that Gauthier bore the title de iure uxoris.  No document has yet been identified which names earlier vicomtes de Moulins.  It has therefore not yet been possible to verify Ermengarde’s antecedents. 

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER Hait (-after 28 Dec 1135).  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[1460]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- [Vicomte de Moulins] & his wife --- (-after 28 Dec 1135).  Gauthier & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         TEVIN (-before 28 Dec 1135).  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[1461]

b)         daughters .  "Gauterius Hait vicecomes de Mollan" donated land and vines “ad Messe” to the abbey of Sainte-Trinité de Tiron, with the consent of "Ermengardis vicecomitssa uxor mea et filie mee", for the soul of “filii mei Tevini”, by charter dated 28 Dec 1135[1462].  The number of daughters is not known. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN

 

 

A.      COMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN

 

 

The county of Châteaudun was held in the 9th century by two counts who also held the county of Blois.  The rulers of Châteaudun cannot be identified between the late 9th and the mid-10th centuries.  In the 960s, Thibaut [II], son of Thibaut [I], who had acquired the county of Blois, also gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun.  Thereafter, the counts of Blois were also counts of Châteaudun.  Government of the county of Châteaudun was entrusted to vicomtes, records of whom are continuous from the mid-10th century (see Parts B and C of the present chapter).  The county was revived in 1439 when, then called “Dunois”, was granted to Jean d’Orléans, illegitimate son of Louis Duc d’Orléans (son of Charles V King of France). 

 

 

1.         GUILLAUME, son of --- ([772/90]-killed in battle [Touraine] Jun 834).  His birth date is estimated on the assumption that he was younger than his brother Eudes, which is suggested by the order in which their names appear when named together in primary sources.  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[1463]Comte de Blois et Comte de Châteaudun: Merlet cites a charter of Emperor Louis I "le Pieux" dated 19 Nov 832 which confirms that these two territories were administered together at the time, referring to property "quæ est in pago Blisense vel Dunense"[1464].  The Annales Bertiniani record that "Odo et Willelmus frater eius" were among those killed fighting "Lantbertum et Matfridem" in 834[1465].  Merlet suggests that the battle took place in Touraine[1466].  The Chronica Rainaldi records that "Odo comes Aurelianensium, Willelmus frater eius comes Blesensium, Guido comes Cenomanensium" died in battle fighting "Lambertum" in 835[1467].  It is more likely that this battle took place in 834, assuming that it is correct that Count Lantbert was established in Italy later that year. 

 

 

2.         EUDES [Odo] (-1 Aug 871).  René Merlet suggests that Eudes was the brother of Robert "le Fort", ancestor of the Capetian dynasty, tracing what appears to be the parallel development of their careers[1468]Comte de Châteaudun: Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks restored property to Hincmar Archbishop of Reims which he had previously granted to his supporters, including property granted to "…Odo comes…", by charter dated 1 Oct 845[1469].  "Le comte Eudes et sa femme Guandilmode" donated property "dans le Dunois, dans la viguerie de Châteaudun…villa Mauro, sur le Loir" to Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated May 846[1470].  Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks granted property "in pago Otininse in villam Novientum" to "Odonem…comitem atque Ministerialem nostrum", by charter dated 11 Oct 849[1471]Comte de Troyes.  "Karolus…rex" authorised "Dodo…Andecavorum episcopus" and "Odo comes" to exchange land at Angers by charter dated 3 Jul 851[1472].  A document issued by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated Nov 853 names "Wenilo episcopus, Odo et Donatus" as missi in "pago Senonico, Trecasino, Wasteniso, Miliduniso, Morviso, Proviniso, et ini tribus Arcisisis et in duobus Brionensis"[1473].  "Karolus…rex" named "Odo…comes [et] predecessoris sui Aledramni…comitis ex comitatu Tricasino" in a charter dated 25 Apr 854 or 855 relating to the abbey of Montéramey[1474].  A document of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 21 Mar 858 is subscribed by "Hungarius, Engilramnus, Isembardus, Odo, Osbertus, Ratbodus, Hunfridus, Odalricus, Rhodulfus, Engilschalcus, Herluinus, Hitto"[1475]Comte de Blois.  The Annales Fuldenses name "Adalhartus abbas et Oto comes" as missi "ab occidente" in Jul 858[1476], the editor of the compilation suggesting that "Oto" was "comes Blesensis"[1477].

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 967-1080

 

 

GEOFFROY, son of --- (-after 986)Vicomte [de Châteaudun].  The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[1478].  "…Gauzfredi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated Mar 967 under which "Girardus Sancti Martini canonicus et sacerdos" donated property "Taiseis" to Tours Saint-Julien[1479]

m ERMENGARDE, daughter of ---.  The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[1480] 

Vicomte Geoffroy & his wife had one child: 

1.         HUGUES (-989 or after)The Breve Chronicon of Bonneval abbey records that “vicecomes Castridunensis Gaufridus” donated “alodum...Villa Siltula”, for the souls of “sue et uxoris Hermengardis”, and that “filius suus...Hugo” donated “aliam villam juxta sitam...Buxeriam”, undated[1481]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[1482]m HILDEGARDE du Perche, daughter of HERVE [I] Comte du Perche & his wife Mélisende --- (-14 Apr [1021/22]).  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[1483].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis vicecomitissa de Castellodunis", stating that "filius eius Hugo Turonensis episcopus" donated property at "Viverus" for her soul[1484].  The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "XVII Kal Mai" of "Hildegarda vicecomitissa" and her donation of "allodium de Bellomonte"[1485].  Vicomte Hugues & his wife had four children: 

a)         HUGUES de Châteaudun (-10 Jun 1026).  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[1486].  His mother's name is confirmed by the necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Mai" of "Hildegardis vicecomitissa de Castellodunis", stating that "filius eius Hugo Turonensis episcopus" donated property at "Viverus" for her soul[1487]Vicomte de Châteaudun 980/1003.  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[1488].  Deacon at Tours cathedral 996/1001.  Archbishop of Tours 1005.  “...Hugo Turonorum Archiepiscopus...” subscribed the charter dated to [1008] under which Robert II King of France confirmed donations to Saint-Denis[1489].  The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Id Jun” of “Hugo Turonorum archiepiscopus” and his donation of “alodum suum de Vivariis[1490].  Archbishop Hugues had two illegitimate children by an unknown mistress or mistresses:

i)          HELGAUD .  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[1491].  1003/[1020].  m ---.  The name of Helgaud's wife is not known.  Helgaud & his wife had one child: 

(a)        HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1038/1040. 

ii)         HUGUES .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1003. 

b)         ADALAUD .  "…Hugonis vicecomitis, Alonis fratris eius…" signed the charter dated 996 which records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[1492].  Seigneur de Château-Chinon 996/1001. 

c)         [MELISENDE (-before 1040).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Vicomtesse de Châteaudunm FULCOIS Seigneur de Nogent-le-Rotrou Comte de Mortaigne, son of ROTROU Seigneur de Nogent & his wife ---.] 

d)         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (before 989) ALBERT [II] de la Ferté-en-Beauce, son of ALBERT [I] de la Ferté-en-Beauce & his wife Godehildis de Bellême. 

 

 

1.         ROTROU (-after 12 Feb 996).  Seigneur de Nogent.  m ---.  The name of Rotrou's wife is not known.  Rotrou & his wife had one child: 

a)         FULCOIS .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Nogent-le-Rotrou.  Comte de Mortagnem MELISENDE Vicomtesse de Châteaudun, daughter of [HUGUES [I] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his wife ---] (-before 1040).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Fulcois & his wife had two children: 

i)          GEOFFROY (-murdered Chartres [1039/40]).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1065] under which "Rotrochus comes de Mauritania et mea uxor Adeliz et filii nostri Rotrochus et ceteri nostri infantes" donated property to Saint-Vincent du Mans, for the anniversary of "avi mei Fulcuich comitis et avunculi mei Hugonis et patris mei vicecomitis Gaufridi"[1493].  "Hildegardis, vicecomitissa Castridunensis" donated property "alodum meum de Bello Monte" to "sanctissimo Petro Carnotensis cœnobii", with the consent of "filio meo Hugone, archiepiscopo Turonorum", by charter dated to 1020, signed by "Hugo archipræsul., Gausfridi nepotis eius…Helgaudi filii archiepiscopi…"[1494]Vicomte de Châteaudun 1004.  "…Gaufredi vicecomitis" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[1495].  "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent with the consent of "domine meo Odone Palatino" by charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032], subscribed by "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum"[1496].  "Gauffredus vicecomes Dunensis Castri" made a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by charter dated 1040, witnessed by "Hugo filius Gauffridi, Rotrocus frater eius"[1497].  He was murdered in front of the cathedral of Chartres.  m HELVISE [Elisabeth], daughter of --- (-after [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032]).  1007/[1029/31].  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[1498].  Geoffroy & his wife had three children: 

(a)       GEOFFROY (-[1015/28] or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

(b)       HUGUES .  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[1499]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  1007/[1039/40].  "Gauffredus vicecomes Dunensis Castri" made a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by charter dated 1040, witnessed by "Hugo filius Gauffridi, Rotrocus frater eius"[1500]m ADELA, daughter of ---.  "Filius eius Hugo…[et] uxorem eius Adilam" confirmed a donation of "Gausfredus vicecomes", recorded in a charter dated to [1036/40][1501].  

(c)       ROTROU (-1 Mar [1080]).  "Hugonis filii domini Gaufridi vicecomitis, Rotroci fratris eius, Eleusie matris eorum" subscribed the charter dated [20 Jul 1031/19 Jul 1032] under which "Gauffridus Castridunensium vicecomes" founded the abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent[1502]Vicomte de Châteaudun.  Comte de Mortagne 1058. 

-         COMTES de PERCHE, COMTES de MORTAGNE

ii)         HUGUES du Perche .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1065] under which "Rotrochus comes de Mauritania et mea uxor Adeliz et filii nostri Rotrochus et ceteri nostri infantes" donated property to Saint-Vincent du Mans, for the anniversary of "avi mei Fulcuich comitis et avunculi mei Hugonis et patris mei vicecomitis Gaufridi"[1503]Comte de Gâtinais, de iure uxoris

-         COMTES de GÂTINAIS

 

 

 

C.      VICOMTES de CHÂTEAUDUN 1080-1250

 

 

HUGUES [III] de Châteaudun, son of ROTROU de Châteaudun Comte de Mortagne & his wife Adelise de Bellême (-1110).  "Gaufridi, Hu[gonis], Rotroci, Fulcoisi filiorum meorum" consented to the confirmation of donations to Saint-Nogent by "Rotrocus castri Mauritanie comes atque Dunensis castri vicecomes" dated 11 Jan 1078[1504].  "Gauffridus vicecomes, Hugo vicecomes Castriduni, Rotrocus frater eius de Montfort" witnessed a donation to Saint-Denis de Nogent by "Henricus vicecomes Mauritanie"[1505], the charter dated to [1060] in the compilation.  He succeeded his father in [1080] as Vicomte de Châteaudun.  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier, with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandaguerran fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilde filia eius", by charter dated to [1092/1100][1506].  "Hugo vicecomes de Castroduno" donated the church of Saint-Léonard de Bellême to Marmoutier "pro fratribus suis Gausfredo et Rotroco" with the consent of "Gausfredo comite fratre eius, Roberto Mandi Guerram fratre eius, Comitissa uxore eius, Gausfredo filio eius, Matilda filia eius" by charter dated to [1095/1100][1507][Cas]trumduni: Hugo vicecomes, Gaufridus [filius eius], Fulcois alius filius...” witnessed the charter dated to [1101/11] under which Adela Ctss de Chartres donated “une terre à Morancez” to Saint-Jean-en-Vallée[1508]"Hugo vicecomes Castriduni" donated property with the consent of "Gaufridum filium suum…Mithildis comitissa Vindocinensis filia eiusdem Hugonis…Rotrodus de Monteforti frater eiusdem Hugonis" by charter dated [1110/11][1509]

m AGNES [Comtesse] de Fréteval, daughter of FOUCHER Seigneur de Fréteval & his wife Hildeburge Goët.  [1095/1110].  "…filiæ ipsius Comitissa et Pagana" consented to the donation by "Fulcherius Nevelonis filius" by charter dated to [1072/84][1510].  "…uxore ipsius Comitissa…" consented to the donation by "<